Rolling Bay, Washington: Rolling Bay Press, 1994.
Limited Edition. Hardcover. Edition limited to 1000, this being number 156. 11 1/4" X 8 1/2". Dust jacket slighty oversize vertically, with expected wear at overhanging top edge, bumping to top extremities and crease to top edge. Green cloth over boards, with upper board and spine lettered in gilt. Gentle binding to tail of spine, else fine. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A very presentable copy of this numbered limited edition presentation of the life of the great vaudeville magician, specialist in mentalism and psychic reading acts, Claude Alexander Conlin (1880–1954), also known as Alexander, C. Alexander, Alexander the Crystal Seer, and Alexander the Man Who Knows.
ABOUT THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ALEXANDER:
Did you know that Claude (Alexander) Conlin rubbed elbows with such notables as Harold Lloyd, Clara Bow and Margaret Sullavan? That he had as many wives as Mickey Rooney? Or how about the fact that he loaned Houdini $500 and he was never paid back? Read all about these facts and more in The Life and Times of Alexander – The Man Who Knows.
This personal scrapbook is filled with photos (many published for the first time) from Alexander’s own personal photo album and scrapbooks including many color plates of his publicity material.
With the Conlin family’s blessing, Darryl Beckmann spent many hours with Alexander’s son John, the Nartell twins, and many experts on the life of Alexander, who share amusing stories, news clippings and unknown facts about THE MAN WHO KNOWS.
As an added bonus, Alexander’s book, The Life and Mysteries of the Celebrated Dr. “Q” is included as part of this mammoth volume! (publisher). Very good + / very good. Item #6291