Don Boles: Midway Magic



This is one of the few books written on the fascinating subject of performing magic in a carnival or sideshow setting. Information about ten-in-one shows, illusion grind shows, full tent shows, etc.

Boles deals mainly with the background and business details of what to expect in this market. He does not offer routines in any detail, but gives general working advice and tips, with examples, of the techniques, potential and pitfalls of performing within this area.

A great resource for anyone working or wishing to work street, outdoor, tent or carnival shows.


  • Foreword by L E “Roba” Collins
  • Introduction
  • 10-in-1 Magic
  • The Full Tent Performance
  • The 10-in-1 Illusion Show
  • The Magic Free Act
  • The Illusion Grind Show
  • General Remarks
  • Suggested Reading

Published by The Pinchpenny Press, Atlanta, GA, in 1963. 51 pages, wire-stitched paperback. Limited quantities.


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