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The Magic Graveyard
The stories and secrets of the magicians resting in a small town cemetery ... and why they're buried there!
Al The Only
Johnny Thompson, Norm Nielsen, Gabe Fajuri
Cover design or artwork by
Chris Blackmore, John Shryock, Colton Ames
Lori Preczewski Ulman, Steve Zieman
The 2017 Edition of The Magic Graveyard has over 150 photos, it's an easy read, has funny stories and is a great coffee table book.
This makes a perfect gift for the person who has everything, loves to read, is a history buff, a magician or cemetery visitor. Order two and keep one for yourself.
Take a tour of a magic graveyard.
Why would magicians, whose careers spanned the globe, want to be laid to rest in a tiny cemetery in a small farming town in southwest Michigan?
A clown, a pickpocket and an automotive magazine editor show up in a cemetery...They were dying to get there! The Magic Graveyard reveals the stories and buried secrets of the entertainers who have chosen this resting place to perform their final vanishing act.
Magician/author Al The Only shows you the bare bones to a self-guided tour of Lakeside Cemetery in Colon, Michigan. It has the most magicians interred in one place anywhere in the world. Read the stories buried in these pages of their colorful careers. From the year 1942 to the present, experience the histories engraved in stone. This book has lots of plots portraying their fascinating and illustrious lives.
What do all these people have in common?
A Vaudevillian, a Playbill Poster poster, a Metal Worker, a Magician, a Steel Worker, a Blind Man, a Juggler, a Sales Rep, a Farm Boy, an Orchestra Leader (Big Band Leader), a Banjo Player, a Factory Owner, a Milkman, a Photographer, an Automotive Magazine Editor, a Collector, a Newsman, a Clown, a World War I Vet, a World War II Vet, a Decorated Vietnam Vet, a TV Personality, a Pickpocket, a Barber Beauty Supply Salesman, a Minister, an Eagle Scout, a Circus Performer, a Bolt Manufacturer, a Recluse, a Drummer and an Advertising Executive.
They all did magic as a hobby, sideline or as a profession and their stories can be found in the pages of The Magic Graveyard.
By no means were these folks deadbeats; biographical information, history, anecdotes and funny stories bring these people to life for you. See their beautiful and artistic head stones. This is a fun read that you'll want to share with others, but let them get their own book as a souvenir of the entertainers who have taken their final curtain call at Lakeside Cemetery.
Welcome to The Magic Graveyard.
- Publication Date:
- 1500376337 / 9781500376338
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts / General