Potter & Potter’s May auction features Houdiniana, including rare postcards, signed photographs, and much more. Also featured: magic and memorabilia from the career of Johnny Thompson—The Great Tomsoni.
“How do you even begin to review The Magic of Johnny Thompson Volumes I and II? First, I suppose, you drive down to the word store and load up on superlatives. Every aspect of these books is first rate, and their contents constitute a graduate course in close-up and platform magic.”—STEVE BRYANT
What accounts for the longevity of this classic? A recent survey has been touted that suggests that the public supposedly dislikes the classics of magic. The results of this survey mean, well, absolutely nothing to me, because the survey simply measures participants’ preconceived notions about magic.