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'''Alan Alan'''  is a retired British escapologist and magician.  He originated tricks  and he has been honored by [[The Magic Circle]]<ref>Cover [[Genii 2009 July]]</ref>.  
 
'''Alan Alan'''  is a retired British escapologist and magician.  He originated tricks  and he has been honored by [[The Magic Circle]]<ref>Cover [[Genii 2009 July]]</ref>.  
  
Alan achieved fame through a series of stunts staged for the media. He made headline news in 1949 when a "buried alive" stunt, performed for Pathe News, nearly went wrong.<ref>[http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=27181 ]Pathe News buried alive]</ref> He is credited with devising the burning-rope [[Straitjacket Escape]],  in which he is suspended upside-down from a crane with a length of thick rope dowsed with petrol, once ignited there is a short time to escape before the rope burns through.<ref>[http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=9 Pathe News burning-rope Straitjacket Escape</ref> He appeared in a number of television magic shows, including The Magic of David Copperfield. He also "taught" the inmates of Wormwood Scrubs prison how to escape from handcuffs in his performance with a number of other magicians.  In more recent years he was seen on Simon Drake's [[Secret Cabaret]].
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Alan achieved fame through a series of stunts staged for the media. He made headline news in 1949 when a "buried alive" stunt, performed for Pathe News, nearly went wrong.<ref>[http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=27181 Pathe News buried alive]</ref> He is credited with devising the burning-rope [[Straitjacket Escape]],  in which he is suspended upside-down from a crane with a length of thick rope dowsed with petrol, once ignited there is a short time to escape before the rope burns through.<ref>[http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=9 Pathe News burning-rope Straitjacket Escape]</ref> He appeared in a number of television magic shows, including The Magic of David Copperfield. He also "taught" the inmates of Wormwood Scrubs prison how to escape from handcuffs in his performance with a number of other magicians.  In more recent years he was seen on Simon Drake's [[Secret Cabaret]].
  
 
He was proprietor of [[Alan Alan's Magic Spot]], a magic shop based on Southampton Row, London until its lease expired in the mid 1990s.
 
He was proprietor of [[Alan Alan's Magic Spot]], a magic shop based on Southampton Row, London until its lease expired in the mid 1990s.
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== Bibliography ==
 
== Bibliography ==
 
*  Hung Up Alan Alan  [[Genii 1999 March]] Page 24
 
*  Hung Up Alan Alan  [[Genii 1999 March]] Page 24
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== Awards ==
 
== Awards ==
 
* 2006 when The Magic Circle's Maskelyne Award for services to British magic.  
 
* 2006 when The Magic Circle's Maskelyne Award for services to British magic.  
  
 
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== References ==
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Revision as of 06:06, 4 April 2011

Alan Alan
BornAlan Rabinowitz
November 1926

Alan Alan is a retired British escapologist and magician. He originated tricks and he has been honored by The Magic Circle[1].

Alan achieved fame through a series of stunts staged for the media. He made headline news in 1949 when a "buried alive" stunt, performed for Pathe News, nearly went wrong.[2] He is credited with devising the burning-rope Straitjacket Escape, in which he is suspended upside-down from a crane with a length of thick rope dowsed with petrol, once ignited there is a short time to escape before the rope burns through.[3] He appeared in a number of television magic shows, including The Magic of David Copperfield. He also "taught" the inmates of Wormwood Scrubs prison how to escape from handcuffs in his performance with a number of other magicians. In more recent years he was seen on Simon Drake's Secret Cabaret.

He was proprietor of Alan Alan's Magic Spot, a magic shop based on Southampton Row, London until its lease expired in the mid 1990s.

Bibliography

Awards

  • 2006 when The Magic Circle's Maskelyne Award for services to British magic.

References

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  1. Cover Genii 2009 July
  2. Pathe News buried alive
  3. Pathe News burning-rope Straitjacket Escape