The result is a vibrant portrait and animated mosaic. The book traces Flosso's fascinating career, from his days as a street-corner shill, carnival pitchman and sideshow magician to his work on Broadway, film and television. Lavishly illustrated with dozens of photos, The Coney Island Fakir provides a vivid portrait of this unique performer.
As an added bonus, this volume contains a reprint of Our Mysteries. Produced by Flosso in the 1940s, Our Mysteries features 23 classic tricks by Flosso, Al Baker, Ted Annemann and other top performers.
Photo illustrated, 215 pages.
Preface and Acknowledgements
Chapter 1 - Beginnings
Chapter 2 - Sorcerers' Apprentice
Chapter 3 - Rise of the Coney Island Faker
Chapter 4 - Punch & Judy
Chapter 5 - On the Pitch
Chapter 6 - At the Circus
Chapter 7 - Open for Business
Chapter 8 - Wheeling and Dealing
Chapter 9 - Tricks of the Trade
Chapter 10 - Collector's Paradise
Chapter 11 - Stand Up Straight!
Chapter 12 - Trodding the Boards
Chapter 13 - Finale
Chapter 14 - Art Imitates Life
Reprint of Our Mysteries