A never-before-seen look at the secret lives of magic’s most iconic figures and the unique paths they carved on their way to becoming the greatest magicians in history.
This unprecedented collection of behind-the-scenes stories was brought to life by esteemed author and TV producer John Fisher (Heroes of Comedy and Cardini the Suave Deceiver). It was compiled from firsthand experiences and extensive research, much of which was shrouded in secrecy for years.
Across the nearly 450 pages of this stunning book, you’ll discover how these iconic figures established themselves as so much more than just simple entertainers. Accompanied by gorgeous photos and illustrations, these profiles effectively capture the spirit of each magician.
From the side-splitting routines of Jay Marshall to the way comedy and tragedy combined to define the legacy of Tommy Cooper to the virtuosic sleight of hand of Cardini and Ricky Jay. You’ll also journey through the grand illusions of Robert Harbin and Richiardi, the elegant conjuring of René Lavand and Fred Kaps, how Paul Daniels and Doug Henning have influenced generations of magicians and so much more.
“Heroes of Magic” is a one-of-a-kind look at the distinct personas of magic’s most groundbreaking artists. It’s a must-read for any magician and makes for a great gift for magicians or any fan of magic.
448 oversized pages | cloth bound hardcover | dust jacket | 100+ photographs