Hypnotic gestures. fancy clothes, lovely assistants,these things may make the magician, but science makes the magic.
The amazing true story of the most dazzling illusion ever performed on stage, and features: The Scientist: John Neville Maskelyne, the oh-so-proper British magician and the trick's inventor. The American: Harry Kellar couldn't buy the illusion, so he found another way to get it. The Inventor: Guy Jarrett, the rough-and-tumble engineer who perfected the illusion. The Heir: Howard Thurston, the handsome and charismatic performer who inherited the act from Kellar and then, according to Kellar, ruined it... or did he?