The Coney Island Fakir: The Magical Life of Al Flosso - Gary R. Brown
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.
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 Mysteries. Produced by Flosso in the 1940s, Our Mysteries features 23 classic tricks by Flosso, Al Baker, Ted Annemann and other top performers.