Meet Author of Laurant: The Man of Many Mysteries
as he signs his book at the Chicago History Museum on June 16th from 2:00-4:00pm.
By Gabe Fajuri
Billed as the “Man of Mysteries”, Laurant spent 50 seasons, beginning in 1896, on tour. His stage-filling magic show brought wonder and delight to millions of spectators across North America. Laurant carried a full complement of assistants, livestock, baggage, and thousands of pounds of equipment – the tools of mystery making - over the rough-and-tumble back roads of America. Drawing on Laurant’s own unpublished writings, scrapbooks, and research, this book paints a revealing and complete portrait of this early American Magician.
Hardcover with dust jacket