Monday, July 19, 2021

LINK: Amedeo Vacca - Secret Houdini assistant and much more

Dean Carnegie has a wonderful POST at The Magic Detective about Houdini's little-known assistant and collaborator Amedeo Vacca. I especially love that Dean identified Vacca in the photo of the Shelton Pool test "uncover." Dean has also devoted an episode of his Magic Detective Podcast to Vacca.  

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  1. HH buys a barbershop so he and Vacca can talk in plain sight? Now THAT is a secret service.

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    1. The barbershop thing is so wild. I hope it's actually true. It first appeared in Kalush and the only source is the 1947 Linking Ring article about Vacca. Would love to know more.

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  2. I had no idea he was the same Amadeo in Frank Garcia's book Amadeo's Continental Magic.

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