Professional Attitude by Harlan Tarbell
My first word to you now is to get the professional attitude. The purpose of my course is to make a Real Magician out of you. I want you to get Professional Skill even if you don't plan to go on the stage. By the end of this course you must be able to do tricks with the same skill as a magician in the profession. You must not be satisfied with less.
The History Of Magic by Harlan Tarbell
I want you to go with me into far away lands and into the long ago to get a glimpse of the beginnings of the Mystic Art. This Art has been practiced from time immemorial, and from the faint echoes of the ages comes here and there an intimation that with Magic are bound up the very lives of the ancients. In one remote corner of the globe we see how Magic played a vital part in religion; in another distant spat we find that Magic was a part of the daily lives of the people; and in other lands we see the family and the social relationships of the people under the powerful influence of Magic.
The Magic of Robert Harbin - The Book
The Magic of Robert Harbin was published in 1970 and has only had one authorized printing. Only 500 copies were printed and they are hand numbered and the original owners name was hand written into the book when originally sold. The book sold for $75.00 in 1970 which was quite pricey in that day. Now copies sell for many multiples of that amount. The book contains the plans for the Zig-Zag girl illusion which according to Harbin was best illusion he had originated at the time the book was published.
Divisions of Modern Magic by Harlan Tarbell
Modern Magic has evolved until now it may be classified into three major divisions with regard to its effect on the audience:
Forget Me Not: How to be an Unforgettable Performer
All performers strive to be remembered for their name, show, and style. While the people may forget what you said or actually did; they should not be able to forget how you made them feel. Making the audience feel good and excited is the ideal situation. This will help them remember “YOU”.