The life and Magic of one of Magic's forgotten celebrities.
You will read of the life of magician Ray Sugden from his early life as a performer in Pittsburgh to the stages of New York in the guise of Ta Yuan and the Chau Tung Mysteries and beyond. What started out as friendly advice to master magician Howard Thurston developed into a partnership that would change both their lives. Over 200 photographs, playbills, advertisements, and over 40 reproduced letters of correspondence are included. The letters will place you in the midst of their eventual contentiousness. Included is the only complete detailed information to date of the legal fight of Ray Sugden versus the Howard Thurston Estate.
Includes: Ray Sugden's journey from stage to radio - Original drawings and ideas from Sugden's files - Untold information leading up to Sugden's partnership with Howard Thurston Over 40 letters of correspondence - Never disclosed details of the lawsuit between Ray Sugden and the Howard Thurston Estate - Over 200 never before seen photographs publicity and more - 8 pages full color l 80# glossy stock paper - Hardbound and dust jacket - Over 300 pages Limited Edition of 300 only. Published in 2008.