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One of the great attributes in the art of magic is the variety of touches, details, variations, innovations, ect. that can be applied to the same effect, plot or routine in a magical presentation. Take a levitation effect. There are many, many methods to levitate. Depending on the object, conditions and how the effect is used in a routine become all important factors in deciding the direction to take to get the most impact for the audience in the presentation of the effect. Some methods are stumbled upon by finding the need and having to develop a new method in order to get the full effect desired by the performer. Magical methods continue to be invented, altered or used in a new light everyday. Like any other art, the artist brings an individual approach which changes the dynamics totally. The study of method is the science in the magicians culture. Depending of the performance genre or style of magic, whether for example close-up magic, parlor magic, stage magic, the choice of performance genre will determine the focus of material to study. Even the study of other artists is a great way to learn and appreciate the thinking and the reasoning behind effect selection and routine structures. You will notice patterns with specific artists because of personality, character and performance style. This will influence the presentation choices and it is interesting how each routine will fit a complete repertoire or show production. Most performers are limited to conditions and the effect and routine selections start from the condition position. What is the venue? What are the conditions? For a close - up magicians the questions he would ask himself are….Is the audience seated? Will I be seated or standing? Will there be a table? What angles will I need to be aware of? Will there be loud music and difficult for people to hear me? This would put limitations at a different level and everything presented must be clear enough to follow without speaking. A magician needs to determine the places he will perform and if he will be in many different situations he must be prepared for all of them. Each venue or condition will have it’s unique set of effects and routines to be practiced, prepared and ready at a given notice so that when he is contacted for an appearance he is prepared to accept the “gig”. Magic is fascinating in every respect but each performer have serious choices to make so that he can reach the goal of performing for others and bring them a truly memorable experience. It is the sole responsibility of the magician to bring the audience to a state of wonder. Magic takes place in the mind of the audience like when you are in a movie theater and watching a riveting scene from a thriller, a dramatic confrontation between two character actors or the tenderness of a heart felt love story. It’s magic! It transports you to another place from what is going on in your daily activity. Magic is like that, it captivates the attention of the audience and engages them fully with visual appearances, impossible vanishes, surprising transformations and mind boggling feats of enjoyment. There is magic for all ages and every type of audience. Each condition, situation, venue, and audience type will determine the correct dress, prop, and whatever else is required to make the perfect fit. Once these important details are considered, the magician then reverse engineers his presentation structure and prepares for his appearance and making the most impact. People will come up to you and tell you about an experience you gave them, the details on what they witnessed and emphasize how it affected them. Magic will continue to evolve. It will not loose it’s way because people will always desire to be amazed. The challenge is to find what works for you and always keep the audience first. It is not to select what fools everyone but what entertains them, leaves them with something special and giving them a memorable and lasting experience. TheatreMagic

Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser June 19, 1806 – March 11, 1875 As a magician, he was best known for his clever conjuring inventions and refined skills at sleight of hand. Hofzinser is called the Father of Card-Magic by the most prominent representatives of modern card-artistry; legendary magician Dai Vernon, who devoted his whole life to the natural appearance of sleight of hand magic making it appear effortless, often mentioned Hofzinser in his books. From 1857 on,Hofzinser presented illusions in his apartment (Salon) for an elite audience of invited guests three or four times a week. They called these gatherings Eine Stunde der Täuschung or "An Hour of Deception" and charged a relatively high price for admission. 1865 he went on tour with his show and was seen in Berlin, Munich and in most of the bigger cities in the Austrian Monarchy. Hofzinser is famous for his minimalist approach to performing his illusions. Rather than presenting large-scale effects to impress his audience, Hofzinser focused on a simple setting using small props to demonstrate his skills. Playing Cards were one of Hofzinser's specialties and he was one of the earliest performers to demonstrate card magic. He invented many card manipulations, some of which continue to be used by magicians today.

Houdini illusion “Metamorphosis”, one of the most remarkable illusions in magic history, was an effect he performed his entire career. There were supposedly five Houdini's over the years that performed "The Metamorphosis". This is the earliest promo shot known that shows Harry who originally performed the illusion with a co worker and magician friend, Jacob Hyman under the name "The Bros. Houdini". Harry Houdini was born Erik Weisz and the way he got the name Harry is because his real name was pronounced Er-ee by his family. So all his American friends called him Harry. At sixteen years old, Harry found a magic book written by Robert Houdin and it changed the direction of his passion and purpose. Jacob was the one who suggested Harry add the "I" to the name of his inspiration, Robert Houdin, "The Father Of Modern Magic". Harry thought Houdin was pronounced who-deen when indeed it is correctly pronounced who-dan. Jacob suggested adding the I was a European way of saying you like the name and "The Great Eric" as he was being billed became Harry Houdini. They both had a love for magic and enjoyed performing together but Jacob's interest went in a different direction and brother Joe filled when he wasn't able to do the scheduled shows. They eventually deprecated their tie and Harry's real brother, Theo nicknamed "Dash" took on the role and performed the act with Harry . They continue to bill the act “The Bros. Houdini”. Houdini would be locked in chains, handcuffs, tied in a mail bag then locked in a trunk. a curtain would be held in front of the trunk by Theo and in a blink of an eye, the two would visual and instantly switch places. Houdini being free and out of the trunk now unlocking it to reveal his brother “Dash” chained and handcuffed inside the tied up mail bag inside the locked trunk. He would perform this illusion his entire career and to this day, "The Metamorphosis" is one of the most celebrated effects in magic. In this photo notice the contrasting costume colors that assisted in making the visual change more impactful. This photo was taken around 1892. Harry would be 18 and his younger brother Theo “Dash” 16. A few years later, Theo met a girl named Bess while performing in Coney Island. Harry fell in love with her at first sight when introduced to her, stole her from him and married her a few weeks later. Theo was cut from the act and Bess took his place and together they would embark on an incredible adventure that would change their lives and the history of magic.

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In 1899, The Grand Opera House at 110 S. Main Street in Los Angelos, California was the home of the Orpheum vaudeville circuit performers, booked by the entertainment agency of Martin Beck. Beck had just discovered a new talent, Harry Houdini at The Palm Garden Beer Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota and signed Harry to a contract to see how he would do on the west coast circuit. Harry was building an incredible reputation quite quickly with each city he visited gaining massive publicity and filling the seats at the box office by walking into the police headquarters of each city he appeared in, as soon as he arrived, to display his masterful skill of escaping from borrowed police handcuffs, leg-irons and boot restraints. After a very successful appearance in San Fransisco, Houdini’s next stop on the circuit would be at the Orpheum in Los Angelos. The Grand Opera House at 110 S. Main Street would be the temporary home of the Orpheum circuit performers until the new Orpheum Theater would be built in 1903 in L.A. by Martin Beck’s entertainment company now handling the Houdini act. Upon his arrival, Houdini immediately visited a police station and entertained everyone present to a few of his magic routines, one of them being his new East Indian Needle Trick. This seemingly impromptu magic routine would warm everyone up for "The Handcuff Challenge" they were about to witness which would always gain Houdini major publicity in the local newspapers. Five borrowed pair of handcuffs, a pair of leg-irons and an Oregon boot would be used to hog tie Houdini and it would take less than six minutes for Houdini to free himself from the irons, boot and cuffs. A man named Professor Benzon published an exposé of Houdini's feats. Benzon's article, were syndicated in newspapers on the west coast and claimed as follows: "In reality, this trick is absurdly simple. Handcuffs not being an article in extensive demand, there are but a few kinds made. Houdini is supplied with these, and with the keys that unlock them. He keeps conveniently about him all keys known to the handcuff trade." Houdini’s manager Martin Beck encouraged Houdini to completely ignore Benzon but because it taunted at Houdini and infuriated him, Houdini would refute his challenger in a dramatic fashion, and in doing so would redevelop the handcuff act and bring the experience to a new and unmistakable level, giving it more believability, impact and convince anyone who would witness "The Handcuff Challenge". On July 13, Houdini returned to San Francisco and once again he visited the police headquarters to escape from borrowed shackles. But to prove the false claims that he used, held or hid any keys, Houdini stripped nude and allowed to be searched by a police surgeon and two assistants. After this remarkable event, Houdini was inspired for publicity purposes to professionally have a series of semi-nude photographs taken of him in shackles, chains, cuff and irons. These were the first of Houdini's iconic nude portraits taken as a result to the false claims made by Benzon, that he held the keys with him to make his escapes, and they would be printed to post and be mostly used in newspapers and magazines articles in every city he would appear to eliminate anyones suspicions that the false claims had any relevancy. Houdini’s reputation and the anticipation of his appearance continue to rise and so did his pay check. Beck started Houdini's contract on $60.00 a week and in just a short time it rose to $250.00. Also, many more dates were added to his schedule. Houdini was unlike any other magician or performer of his time and history was in the making. Stay Tuned……….To be continued