David Witter Meet the Author/Book Signing
CHICAGO MAGIC: A History of Stagecraft and Spectacle
plus Live Magic performed by Chicago Magician Jay Collen
December 7th, 3:00 P.M.
By the end of America's "Golden Age of Magic," Chicago had taken center stage in front of an American audience drawn to the craft by the likes of Harry Houdini and Howard Thurston. Cashing in on a craze that rivaled big-band mania, magic shops and clubs sprang up everywhere across the Windy City, packed in customers and put down roots. Over the last century, Magic Inc. has outfitted magicians from Harry Blackstone Sr. to Penn & Teller to David Copperfield. Magic was an integral part of Chicago's culture, from its earliest venture into live television to the card sharps and hucksters lurking in its amusement parks and pool halls. In Chicago Magic, David Witter keeps track of the shell game of Chicago's fascinating magic history from its vaudeville circuit to its contemporary resurgence, and he will share some of the fascinating anecdotes from the book. Chicago Magician Jay Collen will also perform magic to illustrate the talk.
When: Saturday December 7th, 3:00 P.M.
Where: The Jasper Theater Club at Magic Inc. 5082 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL 60625
Book Price: $19.95/each
Space is limited so reserve today.
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