No. 179

May 2011

Contents

Words of Welcome, David Ben • 4
The American Zig-Zag Scandal, Mike Caveney • 6
Houdini Memorabilia Fakes—True or False, Arthur Moses • 18
Buried in Print: An informal test regarding frauds, fakes and hidden messages in conjuring periodicals, Gabe Fajuri • 20
Gimmicks, Gadgets and Gizmos, John Carney • 32
Librarium Magicum, Clay H. Shevlin • 36
Bibliography & Magical Odours: An investigation into the olfactory aspects of magical book collecting, Christopher Brinson • 45
Exhibition: Masters of Illusion—Jewish Magicians of the Golden Age, Richard Hatch • 50

Book Reviews

The Last Greatest Magician in the World, Andrew Pinard62
Unspeakable Acts, James Alan64
Gibeciére, Vol. 6 No. 1, James Alan64
The Great Lafayette, 1872-1911, David Ben65

Dr. Robert Albo: An Appreciation, Byron Walker • 66