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New to this site but trying to do magic on and off for years but never really stuck at it but now after my holiday to Vegas relit the magic flame. Does anyone know of any websites containing information on the history of magic and great magicians from past and present?? Any advice would be nice. Cheers
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Not any websites offhand but, you may want to check out Milbourne Christopher's book "The Illustrated History of Magic" on Amazon. It's revised with additions by his widow including Siegfried and Roy and other comptemporary magicians. I have the first edition and it's a great read. Smile Smile Smile

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The Milbourne Christopher book is great. You may also want to take a look at Bill Palmer's virtual "Cups & Balls Museum" at, where you will find the illustrated history of what may well be the world's oldest trick.
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Check out "Magical Past-Times" at with many interesting informations on the history of magic.
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Try making a search.
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I have read David Blaines "Mysterious Stranger" book. It has a lot on the history of magic. It also has quite a few biographies on houdini, houdin, Orson Welles. That is all I can think of now, but I know there was a lot more. Just a little while ago I seen a bit of a show on A&E, it was a biography on the history of magic, it talked about Houdini, Houdin, and all the great famous magicians. If you go on and do a search for the subject, the shoiw should come up, then you can buy the video. hope this helps. -Cory.
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The Learned Pig also has materials of historical interest including on-line copies of many books. Try
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