Magicians in Life

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Bill Mullins
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Magicians in Life

Postby Bill Mullins » September 24th, 2009, 5:45 pm

Google Books has digitized Life Magazine:



Tony Curtis as Houdini

Schulien's Bar

Johnny Carson

There is, no doubt, more to be found.

Pete McCabe
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Re: Magicians in Life

Postby Pete McCabe » September 24th, 2009, 6:18 pm

You can also search for images from Life Magazine on google, by typing the name of what you want and adding "source:life" to the search string. For example if you search for "John Scarne source:life" you'll get this picture of Scarne testifying before congress.

I'm not sure why this search doesn't bring up other Life Magazine articles, like the one Bill posted. But it's another resource.

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John M. Dale
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Re: Magicians in Life

Postby John M. Dale » September 24th, 2009, 10:01 pm

Bill Mullins wrote:
Schulien's Bar

Too, cool. I love the pic on page 105 of the Schulien's Bar link. I've never seen a pic of Ballantine doing real magic as opposed to his gag act.


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