The Coney Island Fakir: The Magical Life of Al Flosso
|The Coney Island Fakir: The Magical Life of Al Flosso|
The Coney Island Fakir: The Magical Life of Al Flosso was first published in 1997 by L&L Publishing.
The book traces Al Flosso's career, from his days as a street-corner shill, carnival pitchman, Punch & Judy operator and sideshow magician to his work on Broadway, film and television. He worked the Marx Brothers, Bud Abbott, Ed Sullivan and Jackie Gleason. As owner of a New York magic shop, he served many of the 20th Century's greatest magicians, from Harry Houdini to David Copperfield.
Reviewed in Genii, December 1997.
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