Ade Duval - Silken Sorcerer
" 'DUVAL' It should be in every
young magician's library. Therein lies the true secrets of magic.
Seek and ye shall find. ...It is a vital contribution to our art." MARVYN ROY "Charvet recounts
the story of Ade Duval's life well, making for quick reading....And
yet this is not only a 'no tricks' text. Anyone seeking a peek at how areal pro used solid stand-up material
to his advantage will benefit fromstudying his routines and secrets. ...With only 500 copies available... alongwith the interesting
and mostly unavailable information inside, those bookswon't be available for long." GABE FAJURI - MAGIC MAGAZINE
The amazing story of
one of the greatest magicians of the 20th Century - who you've probably never
heard of before!
career took him around the world with an act that critics called one of the most beautiful and baffling in magic. Duval's
"A Rhapsody in Silk" appeared at such famous spots as the Palace Theater in New
York, Radio City Music Hall (4 times!), London Palladium, Wintergarden in Berlin,
Rex Theater in Paris, Tivoli Theaters in Australia, and many more. He made the transition
to television with a completely different manipulative act featuring his original "Smoking Thumb"
routine that amazed audiences (and magicians) multiple-times on the Ed Sullivan
Show and other top programs of the 1950's. Tragically, Duval's career and life
was cut short at the top of his career. This is his warm and remarkable story, much of it told in Duval's
PLUS: The Magic of Duval. Step backstage and learn the secrets
of his landmark routines, including the Multiplying Golf Balls and Smoking Thumb. And,
Duval's book, A Rhapsody in Silk, explaining the inner
workings of his silk production routine that amazed a generation, has been enlarged
and reprinted in this volume. This is a wonderful read for the magic performer,
collector or show business fan.
144 pages. Hardbound
with full color cover. Over 130 photos and illustrations. Foreword by Marvyn Roy. LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES
$40.00 + $5.00 shipping in U.S. Overseas: You will
be sent a PayPal invoice for additional shipping costs.