Historical lectures

Historical lectures full of interesting and informative facts and magic

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From Fair To Foul

This is an hour long Historical lecture that discusses magicians in the 1800’s and how they transformed from distrusted street performers at fairs and festivals, to performers of skill, then ended the century by debunking the foul spiritualists that were taking advantage of the gullible and those mourning the loss of loved ones. Had magician’s become heroes, or were they simply taking advantage of a public who tired of false mediums? This lecture covers many incredible people such as James and John Rannie, the first magicians in America – Richard Potter, North America’s first magician, a black man, son of a slave who overcame incredible racist challenges to become a very successful performer – Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin the french magician who turned magic into an artistic and theatrical art form by presenting skillful slight of hand and amazing automatons in the mid 1800’s – The wizard John Anderson, Alexander Hermann, John Nevil Maskeylne, Kellar and many many more. Spiritualists like the Fox sisters from New York are talked about, as well as the methods and tricks they used. Canadian connections are emphasized and many items will be on display. This lecture is NOT a magic show, but includes a few historical magic effects throughout and ends with an spirit filled seance that will have the audience on the edge of their seats.
This lecture will be premiered on October 21 2018 at Eldon House in London ON
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