Sunday, November 18, 2007

Mac Norton 1

Mac Norton, “l’homme acquarium” was the stage name of frenchman Claude Louis Delair (1876-1953), who started his career in the prehistory of parisian music-hall and finished in the emergence years of television. In his act, he basically drank dozens of liters of water, then hosted in his stomach an army of living goldfishes and frogs, to regurgitate them without arm for any of those creatures. His feats are described in some of the music-hall and freak literature. Houdini himself narrates about this colleague in “Miracle Mongers”.

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