The Magician and the Cinema

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The Magician and the Cinema
Erik Barnouw / designed by Egon Lauterberg
Oxford University Press / 1981 / out of print / first edition / 6.3 x 9.2 / 128 pp / b+w / eng / ISBN: 9780195029185 / weight: 15.2 oz
Condition: very good, minor shelf wear on edges, small tear on bottom of front cover, interior clean and unmarked

Description:
A fascinating look at the role magicians played in the evolution of film. Throughout the 19th century magicians amazed audiences with magic lanterns and trick films featuring optical illusions that are the basis for today’s movie special effects. The book features rare photos and lively text about the most influential magicians and film pioneers, including Houdini, Maskelyne and Cooke, the Davenport Brothers, Melies, J. Stuart Blackton, Reynaud, R.W. Paul, and Albert E. Smith.

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