This is the deluxe collector's limited edition which was signed by Jack Flosso and Gary Brown.
Hardbound, 215 pages.
"If there is a better all-around magician,
" master mentalist Joseph Dunninger wrote of Al Flosso, "I have yet to discover him.
" Combining subtle, sophisticated manipulations with his bold, gritty persona, Flosso's magic became legendary. Though he stood only 5'2", Flosso was a giant of the magic world.
The Coney Island Fakir
is a remarkable book about a remarkable life. The book traces Flosso's fascinating career, from his days as a street-corner shill, carnival pitchman and sideshow magician to his work on Broadway, film and television. Lavishly illustrated with dozens of photos, The Coney Island Fakir
provides a vivid portrait of this unique performer.
As an added bonus, this volume contains a reprint of Our Magic
, produced by Flosso in the 1940's. Our Magic
features classic tricks by Flosso, Al Baker, Ted Annemann and other top performers.