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Title: Memoirs of an Elusive Moth: Disappearing ...
Publisher: Squash Publishing, Chicago, IL
Publication Date: 2011
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
Edition: 1st Edition
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Harry Blackstone presented a full-evening production called the Show of 1001 Wonders. It lived up to that billing, as a stage-filling spectacle combining spectacular illusions, magnificent costumes, gorgeous girls, a corps of assistants, humor, dancing, and intimate conjuring, into a magnificent stage production. Blackstone toured North America ceaselessly and by 1947, after over four decades entertaining the public, was unquestionably one of America s greatest and best-known magicians. It was in that year, at the age of 17, that Adele Friel was swept into Blackstone s world of magic. She joined the ranks of his show unexpectedly, making the transition from solo song-and-dance act to one of Mr. B s gorgeous girls in the blink of an eye. It was a decision that would change her life. For the next three seasons, she trouped with Blackstone, playing an integral role in his show, both onstage and backstage. Memoirs of an Elusive Moth gives readers a rare and intimate first-person account of one of America s greatest touring magic shows. Laid bare in its pages are many of the secrets behind Blackstone s magic, as well as details of life in the theater, behind the scenes, on the road, and more all told here for the first time. Hardbound with dust jacket, illustrated with photographs and memorabilia. With an introduction by Dick Cavett.About the Author:
From 1947 - 1950, Adele Friel Rhindress toured North America as an assistant to the greatest magician of the era, Harry Blackstone. She played an integral role in his Show of 1001 Wonders. Five decades after retiring from showbiz and raising a family, a surprise birthday party rekindled her relationship with the world of magic. Subsequent meetings with cast members from the Blackstone show set the seal and put her in the spotlight once again. Since then, she has become a fixture at magic conventions, conferences, and meetings. In the rare moments she is not traveling, she lives in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
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