The Mind Reader and the Anarchist

With the beginning of the United States’ involvement in World War I there came a general fear of sabotage and subversion from immigrants, pacifists and radicals. What came out of …

An Illusion Goes Wrong

Even the most experienced magicians can make a mistake. This is a story about what happens when an untrained assistant is used in a potentially dangerous illusion. Fortunately quick  action by …

Robert Heller Talks Trash

What would a tabloid be without some celebrity talking trash about their competition. So here are some excerpts from an interview with Robert Heller (1826-1878) given when he played Baltimore in October, 1878. In the …