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Paragon Productions

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Works: 11 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 293 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works 
Classifications: GV1543, 793.8
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Publications by Paragon Productions
Most widely held works by Paragon Productions
Grand illusions the story of magic ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
A six-part examination of the culture and history of magic. Explores the evolution of magic from the automata of Robert-Houdin to the elaborate illusions of Penn and Teller. Includes the story of the Hermann brothers; a profile of Harry Houdini's life and work and the impact he had upon succeeding magicians; studies of bizarre magicians and sideshow performers ; a look at dangerous illusions, such as the bullet catching trick, that have claimed the lives of magicians
The Herrmanns ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the Herrmann brothers: Compars, Alexander, Leon and Felix. They set the tone for modern day magic acts. Many of today's feats trace their origins to the Herrmann family
The greats of modern magic ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Looks at the flourishing of magic acts in the 1990s. Talks about Siegfried & Roy, Penn & Teller and Doug Henning who spurred the revival of interest of magic
Houdini ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
The biography of Harry Houdini who was one of the greatest magicians ever and a showman without parallel. Sorts through the deceptions to tell how a poor immigrant boy rose to be an idolized performer
Death by magic ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Looks at the stories of magicians who perform dangerous tricks and of those who have died due to their tricks going bad. Focuses on the bullet catching trick and the twelve documented cases of people who died doing it
Weird magic ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Looks at the phenomenon of those marginal magicians whose art originated in sideshows. People who eat unusual things, swallow swords, eat fire, regurgitate items, and pound objects into their bodies
The father of modern magic ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Tells about Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin the man now considered the father of modern magic. He introduced the evening dress instead of flowing robes and brought it in from the street corner. His programs includes automatons, slight of hand, second sight and other classic illusions
Living up North ( visu )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
A children's film about living in the North
Powered paragliding 3-days in Baja, Mexico ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Learn about the motor units, seven manufacturers with 15 different models, thrust tests, tandem flights, formation flight, the wing, and fun flying at the sand dunes
Grand illusions the story of magic ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Capper-Volstead a legislative foundation for agricultural cooperatives ( visu )
in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Explains the Capper-Volstead Act and the rights and protection it has given farmers and consumers especially in the area of cooperatives
 
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