The Magic Man by Herman Hanson and John Zweers - Book
The colorful and fascinating life story of a man who was truly 'magic' from boyhood to the end of his long life. Herman Hanson was a star in his own right as he played in his own show, and later became part of the great Thurston Show. Still later he became an important magic dealer, and for many years staged magic shows in Boston.
Over a hundred pages of anecdote, magic history, inside stories and details about magical performances in the day when big shows flourished. Illustrated with photographs and line drawings of some famous Hanson tricks. Cloth bound. Gold imprint.
9 Chapter One: Magician In the Making
21 Chapter Two: The Mystic Hanson Trio
33 Chapter Three: Hanson and the Burton Sisters, The Magic Man and his Magical Maids
43 Chapter Four: The Years with Thurston
56 Chapter Five: How I became a Dealer
65 Chapter Six: Hanson and the Magic World
76 Postscript by one of the authors, John Zweers
78 Appendix Number One - A brief biography of Howard Thurston (John Zweers)
89 Appendix Number Two - Programs of the Boston Magicales (Herman Hanson)
96 Appendix Number Three - Some Magical Effects (Herman Hanson)
104 The Final Page
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