Posted 5 years ago
This is an extremely rare original pitch book from Claude Alexander (better known as Alexander, The Man Who Knows) from my private collection of Magic ephemera. copyright 1919
Pitch books were common among Magicians, Mentalists, and Psychic performers back in the day. They were created as a way of increasing income from audience members who wanted to take away something to remember the show. This is one of the more rare pitch books from Alexander and it is in EXCELLENT condition! This particular pitch book explores the interpretation of dreams astrological readings physiognomy. Alexander's home address was printed on the back cover:
239 So. Oxford Ave.
Los Angeles, CAL., U.S.A.
Claude "Alexander" Conlin was perhaps the most successful professional theatrical mind reader of his generation. He made millions of dollars performing on the grandest vaudeville stages - nearly $240,000. in 1924 alone and retired at age 47.
Alexander admitted to killing four men, was married seven times, occasionally to more than one woman at a time, spent time in jails and prisons around the U.S. and counted some of the greatest magicians of his time as his close friends.