Boca Raton, Florida: Cool Hand Communications, Inc., 1994.
Revised Edition. Hardcover. 11 1/4" X 8 5/8". 176pp. Light edgewear to pictorial dust jacket. Black cloth over boards, with upper board and spine lettered in silver. Gentle bumping to head and tail of spine. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and bright. A very presentable revised edition of magician Mark Walker's definitive illustrated history of the American midnight spook shows of the 1930s and 40s.
Now, for the very first time, a lost piece of Americana, the midnight Ghost Show, is about to be unveiled. And through actual documetnation this book will firmly establish these late ngiht attractiosn int heir rightful place as the most popular and profitable expression of conjuring during their era. Curiosity seekers, horror buffs, cinema tradesman as well as magicians should welcome this book, as it weaves together offbeat storeis of motion picture houses and moves along with Hollywood's famous monsters, tales of magic illusion, crystal gazing and spiritualism."
"This is a book that makes me want to don a gorilla suit and rip apart a blonde with my bare claws. It's a true history of my artistic idols: the mad doctors and maniacal magicians who toured with live midnight fright shows, and scared the bejeezus out of hormone-pumped teenagers on dates. In my opinion, an absolute must-read for horror and magic fans." --Teller of Penn & Teller. Very good + / very good. Item #6347