Harry August Jansen, now known in every part of the world as "Dante, the Magician," was born in Copenhagen. At an early age he set out on his travels, accompanying his parents on a rapid tour of the world, passing through India, Japan, China, Australia, and New Zealand before finally settling down in America at Chicago. Here Dante was educated, but the young Dante's thoughts wandered often from the dull subjects of the school curriculum. His head was full of dreams and recollections of his travels. His boyish dreams centered for the most part around his memories of the Indian Fakirs, whose mysteries had fascinated him as a child. At the age of seven the young Dante, who was at first not happy as a foreigner among American children in an American school, managed to impress his school fellows with a trick of his own invention. This consisted simply of a brass button which could be made to disappear by means of a piece of elastic which connected it to the inside of his sleeve.
From those humble beginnings, Dante became a magic superstar! This booklet describes his beginnings and 50 of Dante's most fascinating effects. Included inside are illustrations for the effects, and photos of Dante and his peers performing in the early twentieth century. This little book is a gem that all magicians should have in their possession.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 07 April, 2005.