Alan Alan

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Alan Alan (Alan Rabinowitz) (born November 1926) is a retired British escapologist and magician. He originated tricks that have subsequently become familiar features of the repertoire of other performers and he has been honoured by The Magic Circle.

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. in which he is suspended upside-down from a crane with a length of thick rope doused with petrol, once ignited there is a short time to escape before the rope burns through. He appeared in a number of television magic shows, including The Magic of David Copperfield. 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.

Alan's standing and influence in the world of magic was formally recognised in 2006 when The Magic Circle chose him to receive the coveted Maskelyne award for services to...
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