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Banester
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Here is a link to Jim's website. He has some great books on various performers and history.

http://www.jimsteinmeyer.com/

I loved the little book "Antonio Diavolo, A Souvenir of his Performance". It must have been quite a site seeing an automata in one of those poorly lit stages.
The art of a magician is to create wonder.
If we live with a sense of wonder, our lives
become filled with joy
-Doug Henning-
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Houdini as an escape artist was probably the best ever. Why? He was the only one who challenged the world to keep him contained. Goes back to marketing. Whether simple or difficult, it was the impression he left.
"The New York Papers," Mark Twain once said,"have long known that no large question is ever really settled until I have been consulted; it is the way they feel about it, and they show it by always sending to me when they get uneasy. "
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And we mustn't forget...

Houdini DIED on HALLOWEEN (Now, THAT'S SHOWMANSHIP, brother!)

---which, created even MORE of the mystical & spooky legacy surrounding HOUDINI.
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Not to mention the fact that, more than 80 years after his death, the mere mention of his name in a forum post can generate more replies than the next 22 topics on the page...
Woke up.
Fell out of bed.
Dragged a comb across m' head.
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