Dell O’Dell – Special Book Offer!

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Thanks to our friends at Squash Publishing, we are pleased to offer Magicol subscribers a limited-time, discount offer on Michael Claxton’s latest book, Don’t Fool Yourself: The Magical Life of Dell O’Dell.

Regularly, this book sells for $45 plus shipping. But if you act now, US residents will receive free shipping and international customers will save $10 (lowering price to $58). Purchase from Squash Publishing directly.

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Don’t Fool Yourself: The Magical Life of Dell O’Dell

by Michael Claxton

In a field dominated by men, one of the most successful and busiest magicians of a generation was also a woman.

Dell O’Dell grew up in Kansas, and learned to love show business amidst the sawdust and spangles of her father’s circus. She learned to entertain as a teenager, teaching herself to juggle, perform acrobatics, and work with animals. Eventually, she would go on to own her own circus, perform as a comedy magician in vaudeville, and finally find certified stardom as a headlining night club performer and television star.

Half a world away, in Switzerland, Charles Carrer was learning many of the same feats of digital dexterity. He developed a polished, dapper, and amazing juggling act that took him on tours throughout the European continent, South America, and eventually landed him in America. It was there, in New York, that the two troupers met, married, and embarked on a partnership – both on and off stage – that has to be read to be believed.

In the pages of Don’t Fool Yourself, author Michael Claxton draws on first-person accounts, revealing research, and rich historical archives to paint humanizing and captivating portraits of Dell O’Dell and Charlie Carrer, two remarkable entertainers whose fascinating lives were intertwined throughout a bygone era of American show business.

A quality 6 x 9″ hardcover book, 332 pages, filled with dozens of unpublished images. As a bonus, each book includes a Dell O’Dell Dancing Doll novelty!

 

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