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Watch our Jumbo No Assistant Nest of Boxes in Performance...
of one of the great magicians and comedians of the vaudeville era.
Jarrow rose from obscurity in the 1890's to international
vaudeville stardom, with an act of small tricks and patter. For the first time, Jarrow's full story is told, including the
full details of the act that made him famous, described by Jarrow himself. Includes dozens of never-before-seen photos of
Jarrow in-performance. These photos and material lay hidden for over 50 years and are revealed here for the first time. See
the rise and fall of vaudeville through the eyes of one of its brightest stars. An innovative performer, Jarrow set the stage
for the explosion of close-up magic seen today. A unique story and career in the annals of magic history. 6" x 9"
hardbound. 168 pages. Nearly 200 photos. NOW AVAILABLE.
+ $5 shipping in the U.S.
Click photo, above to go to our online store to order an advance copy.
Ade Duval - Silken Sorcerer
" 'DUVAL' It should be in every young magician's library. Therein lies the
true secrets of magic. Seek and ye shall find. ...It is
a vital contribution to our art." MARVYN ROY "Charvet recounts the story
of Ade Duval's life well, making for quick reading....And
yet this is not only a 'no tricks' text. Anyone seeking a peek at how areal pro used solid stand-up material to his advantage will benefit fromstudying his routines and secrets. ...With only 500 copies available... alongwith the interesting and mostly unavailable information inside, those bookswon't be available for long." GABE FAJURI - MAGIC MAGAZINE
The amazing story of one of the greatest magicians of the
20th Century - who you've probably never heard of before!
career took him around the world with an act that critics called one of the most beautiful and baffling in magic. Duval's
"A Rhapsody in Silk" appeared at such famous spots as the Palace Theater in New York, Radio City Music Hall (4 times!),
London Palladium, Wintergarden in Berlin, Rex Theater in Paris, Tivoli Theaters in Australia, and many more. He made the transition
to television with a completely different manipulative act featuring his original "Smoking Thumb" routine that amazed
audiences (and magicians) multiple-times on the Ed Sullivan Show and other top programs of the 1950's. Tragically, Duval's
career and life was cut short at the top of his career. This is his warm and remarkable story, much of it told in Duval's
PLUS: The Magic of Duval.
Step backstage and learn the secrets of his landmark routines, including the Multiplying Golf Balls and Smoking Thumb. And,
Duval's book, A Rhapsody in Silk, explaining the inner workings
of his silk production routine that amazed a generation, has been enlarged and reprinted in this volume. This is a wonderful
read for the magic performer, collector or show business fan.
144 pages. Hardbound with full color cover. Over 130 photos and illustrations. Foreword by Marvyn Roy. LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES.
$40. + shipping.
TO ORDER: Click on
the book cover, above. You will be directed to our online store. Choose BOOKS
and place your order. Thank you!
Watch a rare television performance of
Ade Duval from 1951.
effect and method are taught in the book.
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