Milo and Roger, by Arthur Brandon. Hermetic Press, MINT, excellent magical biography of vaudeville days. Out of print now, I think, or at the least, getting difficult to find. 432 pages, hardbound with dust jacket.
No tricks, just the stories and mis-adventures of a couple of guys trying to make it in the world of magic. A very funny book -- get prepared to laugh out loud.
A Magical Life
Milo & Roger were one of the greatest comedy magic acts of the twentieth century! Two boys from poor families, Arthur Brandon and Roger Coker, followed a shared passion...bringing magic from mid-west America to some of the worst and most of the best theaters in the world!
Milo & Roger is the story of a semi-charmed life filled with the magic of the stage and the magic of our world. It is a book filled with laughter, humanity, bawdiness and poignance, telling of a fascinating life that wanders bemused from the stages of church basements to carnivals, from minstrel shows to Asian hostess clubs, from medicine pitches to Broadway, and from TV studios to the most prestigious stages in the world!
One of the most entertaining autobiographies ever written-you will have trouble putting this one down.