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Hiding the elephant

Jim Steinmeyer

Hiding the elephant

how magicians invented the impossible and learned to disappear

by Jim Steinmeyer

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Published by Carroll & Graf Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Magicians,
  • Magic tricks,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-351) and index.

    StatementJim Steinmeyer ; magicians" portraits by William Stout ; foreword by Teller
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV1543 .S84 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 362 p., [8] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages362
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24861733M
    ISBN 100786714018
    ISBN 109780786714018
    LC Control Number2011381849
    OCLC/WorldCa56917948

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an audience. I know that there's currently a lot of controversy about Hiding the Elephant, as a magic organization is upset about this book and the author's revelations.

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In writing Hiding the Elephant, author Jim Steinmeyer takes a bit of a risk in revealing some of the tricks of the trade. Steinmeyer is one of the world's premier illusion designers, though, so I was inclined to trust his judgment in deciding where to draw the line.

After reading the book, I see that my trust was well-placed.Harry Houdini was the greatest escape artist in history, yet known to his contemporaries as a terrible stage magician. Nevertheless, in he performed a single illusion that has been hotly debated ever since: Under the bright spotlights of New York’s Theatre Hippodrome, he made a live elephant disappear.

Where did he learn this amazing trick and how did it work?4/5(5).In Hiding the Elephant, professional illusion designer and magic historian Jim Steinmeyer takes us back to the dawn of the glory days of stage illusions, one hundred and fifty years ago.

In this age the very idea of making a woman disappear was brand new and the now-clichéd powers of “smoke and mirrors” lay as yet undiscovered.