Dieselpunk + Steampunk Culture

The War Illusionist - Jasper Maskelyne

A lot has been said about the illusionist Jasper Maskelyne and his role in helping the British during WWII.  Like any good magician, the reality of Mr. Maskelyne's life is stretched to tell the most entertaining story.  The most recent incarnation will be HBO's new series "Hobgoblin," directed by Darren Aronofsky (best known for Black Swan).  Hobgoblin will focus on a motley team of con men and magicians who use their deceptive skills to help bring down Hitler during World War II.

To learn more about the concept of real world magicians in WWII, check out "The War Illusionist."  Although some of the bits may be a little far-fetched, the legendary exploits of Jasper Maskelyne still manage to excite the imagination.

Views: 682


You need to be a member of Dieselpunks to add comments!

Join Dieselpunks

Comment by Paul Roman Martinez on June 20, 2011 at 2:33pm

I wish I had heard of this guy first and wrote a story about him.


Stay in touch


Allied Powers

Diesel powered dieselpunk podcast
Dieselpunk Industries
Seance Media by Tome Wilson
Vnv Nation

© 2019   Created by Tome Wilson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service