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Ness, Mitchell T.

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Works: 11 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 392 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Juvenile works 
Classifications: GV1543, 793.8
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Publications about Mitchell T Ness
Publications by Mitchell T Ness
Most widely held works by Mitchell T Ness
Grand illusions the story of magic ( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 205 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
Grand illusions the story of magic ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Takes you inside the world of magic: from the kings of magic, the Blackstones, to the supreme innovators, the Maskelynes, from the legendary perfomers known as the Royal Dynasty to the women pioneers of today. Watch the sleight-of-hand artistry of Dai Vernon and the mind-bending feats of the mentalists
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
The father of modern magic ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 15 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
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
Mighty machines. Super machines. Au site de construction! ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Join Big Cat the caterpillar shovel as he takes us on an action-packed tour of the construction site
The Batas in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Circle of fear ( visu )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Dramatization of swarming, where gangs intimidate, attack, and beat up innocent individuals
 
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