PERFECTION OF DECEPTION:
MAGICIANS WHO AFFECTED HISTORY!
DESCRIPTION: Houdini was a spy for the U.S. Secret Service. This is just one of the facts the audience will learn in this one-time lecture about magicians who affected history in ways never expected! These facts include: one magician who illuminated his backyard with electricity decades before Thomas Edison had even invented the light bulb; a world-famous magician who was recruited as a government spy for two different countries!; a magician who was asked by his government to use magic to stop a political uprising; another who wrote “Manuals of Deception” for the CIA, and one magician who , through a blend of gumption, theatrics and applications of science, physics, psychology and a deep understanding of human nature, was responsible for winning one of the major battles of World War II! This lecture is a fascinating presentation about magicians who literally changed world history. And at the end of the lecture, all attendees are offered a free copy of a very special book developed by a University in London which will teach them various magic tricks they can learn , whose secrets use principles of math and computer science . Whether you enjoy history, computer science, psychology, political science or human nature, you will find this presentation fun and fascinating.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:Nominated for a prestigious “Atlantic City Entertainer of the Year Award,” Harry Maurer is a comedy magician who has a clean , quick wit and a charming personality. He knows how to get audiences to have fun. Las Vegas Entertainment Today described him best when they said: “His easy manner with the audience , combined with a magical skill second to none, is what the audience remembers after the curtain goes down.” Maurer makes regular appearances in the casino showrooms of Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Biloxi, Mississippi and aboard top cruise lines around the world, and he has led a diverse career opening for such stars as The Supremes, Rita Rudner, Joey Bishop, Billy Ekstein, Rich Jeni, Rosie O’Donnell, Frankie Avalon and others. He has entertained U.S. Presidents and international royalty, and has won numerous awards from corporations including” “Best Television Commercial” for the printing industry (NAQP) and “Best Convention Booth” for the Builder’s Association. His background as a professional magician gives him a unique perspective into magic’s history – a specialized art form filled with exciting and colorful characters – some of whom have added to world history in ways never expected . This experience helps him present a unique and fascinating presentation unlike any other.
|7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Monday, January 7
Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Member advance registration – $20
*$50 for any combination of three events, member advance registration only
*$100 for any combination of seven events, member advance registration only
Door price member / non-member – $25
|*Enrollment for member combination discounts above must be submitted on one form.|