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Del Ray: America's Foremost

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Del Ray: America's Foremost
AuthorJohn Moehring
Publication Date2010
SubjectDel Ray

Del Ray: America's Foremost was written by John Moehring and published in 2010.

It included a 92-minute DVD with footage of Del Ray performing on stage and close-up.

Published via the partnership of Bob Escher (who was bequeathed the Del Ray collection), David Baldwin, and Bill Spooner.

Part One traces Del Ray's career through his adolescent years in an orphanage where he performed his first paid show for $3, to his rise in fame during the 1950s. It describes the development of a his approach to close-up magic that enabled him to demand fees as high as $10,000 a week.

Part Two contains eight effects from his repertoire, most described by Gary Plants.