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The Electric Chairs

Edwin Hooper & Ian Adair

The Electric Chairs by Edwin Hooper & Ian AdairThis is probably one of the most ancient of all comedy effects and yet strong enough and entertaining enough, still to be a part of the performance of many leading entertainers.

This ebook tells you everything you need to know. It requires showmanship and command of the stage, because you will have to make spectators instant stooges and get them in on the act.

1st edition 1982, 8 pages; 1st digital edition 2018, 7 pages.

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Magic in a Game

John Palfreyman

Magic in a Game by John PalfreymanFrom the Foreword by Ali Bongo:
So the telephone rings and the client says ... "Can you provide two hours entertainment?" ... "Of course!" ... you say, doing a quick bit of mental arithmetic to double your normal fee. Having confirmed the booking, you make a bee-line for the book-shelf to search for this book. Because this book ... plus a few bits and bobs ... will furnish the wherewithal for that extra hour of entertainment.

Think of the advantages! You need only do one show in an afternoon instead of two ... no mad dash when the first show runs late ... less packing ... less wear and tear on...

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Manual of Publicity and Exploitation

Robert A. Nelson

Manual of Publicity and Exploitation by Robert A. NelsonThis revised and updated handbook is Nelson's answer to your insistent demand for vital information on publicity and exploitation.

The Manual tells you a score of ways how to get free front page publicity - effective newspaper and magazine tie-ups - question and answer columns - merchant tie-ins - radio and TV guest appearances - publicity and exploitation stunts that mean more and better bookings at higher fees.

Learn how to properly sell your act to the Public - The Bookers - The Theatres Clubs and All Buyers of Entertainment. After all, without proper advertising, publicity, exploitation...

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Paul Curry Presents

Paul Curry

Paul Curry Presents by Paul CurryPaul Curry has achieved world wide fame in magic with his wonderful "Out of this World" effect. Many consider the original still the very best version, despite numerous variations that have been published over the decades. But Paul Curry was not a one trick pony. He came up with a number of great plots, effects, and card moves, most of which are included in this ebook.
  • First - a few apologies ...
  • The Problem Of Card 13
  • A Swindle Of Sorts
  • Mission Incredible
  • Houdini's Legacy
  • Missing Link
  • IOU
  • Cider!
  • Kissing Cards
  • The Drawback Double Lift
  • The Time Change
  • The Drawback Vanish
  • Turnabout
  • Don't...
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The Society for Psychical Research

Edward T. Bennett

The Society for Psychical Research by Edward T. BennettThe Society for Psychical Research its rise and progress and a sketch of its work.
  • CHAPTER I. Its Rise and Progress
  • CHAPTER II. Thought-Transference or Telepathy
  • CHAPTER III. Suggestion - Hypnotism - Psychic Healing
  • CHAPTER IV. The Subliminal Self
  • CHAPTER V. Apparitions and Hauntings
  • CHAPTER VI. Evidence of the Existence of Intelligences other than "The Living," and of the Reality of Inter-communication
  • CHAPTER VII. CONCLUSIONS

1st edition 1903, 57 pages; PDF 50 pages.

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A Public Debate on "The Truth of Spiritualism"

Arthur Conan Doyle & Joseph McCabe

A Public Debate on "The Truth of Spiritualism" by Arthur Conan Doyle & Joseph McCabeThis is a verbatim transcript of a public debate between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, representing Spiritualism, and Joseph McCabe, representing the Rationalist Press Association. It is a back and forth, pro and con, mentioning examples and counter examples.

The debate was held at the Queen's Hall, Langham Place, London, on Thursday, March 11, 1920, and was chaired by Sir Edward Marshall-Hall.

1st edition 1920, 57 pages; PDF 31 pages.

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The Secrets of Stage Conjuring

Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin & Professor Hoffmann

The Secrets of Stage Conjuring by Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin & Professor HoffmannTranslated by Professor Hoffmann.
  • PREFACE
  • CHAPTER I. The Theatre Of Robert-Houdin
  • CHAPTER II. A Conjuror’s Stage Arrangements
  • CHAPTER III. Handkerchief Tricks
  • CHAPTER IV. The Light And Heavy Chest
  • CHAPTER V. The Hundred Candles Lighted By A Pistol Shot
  • CHAPTER VI. The Ghost Illusion
  • CHAPTER VII. The Indian Basket Trick
  • CHAPTER VIII. Spiritualistic Manifestations
  • CHAPTER IX. The Bust Of Socrates
  • CHAPTER X. A Curious Effect In Acoustics
  • CHAPTER XI. The Decapitated Speaking
  • CHAPTER XII. The Protean Cabinet
  • CHAPTER XIII. The Feats Of The Davenport Brothers
  • CHAPTER XIV. The Enchanted...
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1415AD

Unknown Mentalist

1415AD by Unknown MentalistThis is an introductory price and will go up to $12 on March 19, 2018.

This year, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of a fantastic principle which was first proposed in 1917. Although, many performers are unaware of this today, here are a few hard hitting card mentalism routines based on this fantastic principle combined with what I would like to call "Multiple Ins" principle (as opposed to the well known Multiple Outs principle). Well, the intention is to continue the suspense about what this principle is, into the first few pages of this ebook.

There are 3 stunning routines, several...

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Optical Opener

David Devlin

Optical Opener by David DevlinA good opener that is intriguing, has a huge visual impact, quick, easy, and can be performed regardless of the size or the style of the show is not always easy to come by. The Optical Opener from David Devlin fits all of those conditions. It is an opener that requires no technical skills, is visually mystifying, entertaining, and will have even you saying, "Whoa! That is so cool!"

This routine employs an optical illusion that creates a photo that visually changes as it is turned over. David has created not one, but nine different illusion photos that you can use to perform this routine....

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McComb's Magic: 25 Years Wiser

Billy McComb

McComb's Magic: 25 Years Wiser by Billy McCombFrom the introduction:
Billy's approach requires a boldness which some may find rather disconcerting but, if you learn the routines and approach them confidently and assuredly, your hesitancy will soon disappear. Nothing has been kept out of this book. Here you will find the cream of Billy's own routines, each one polished to a thing of beauty by a great deal of study and thought, and then by repeated performance before the paying public.
  • Dedication
  • Publisher's Introduction (by Edwin)
  • Foreword
  • The Dark Side of the Moon (Ken de Courcey)
  • Extension to MIKO: A twist on a standard pocket effect to give...
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Scripted #17: Ognib

Larry Brodahl

Scripted #17: Ognib by Larry Brodahl"Ognib" is "Bingo" in reverse, is a method also known under the name "Magic Matrix" (see Martin Gardner).

A complete script, handling, and a spreadsheet calculator. Handlings included for stage, parlor and impromptu.

The magician shows a handful of printed numeric grids. The magician then has 4 spectators decide on one of the grids. Using the chosen grid, they then pick 4 numbers from the grid. The 4 numbers that were chosen - when added together - totals up to the previously predicted total.

Any number can be forced!

Well, the author of How To Write A Script shows how he used his methodology to write 3 different...

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Minds in Duplicate

Jack Yates

Minds in Duplicate by Jack YatesMinds in Duplicate contains a number of routines designed to be presented as telepathic demonstrations between the performer and his partner. Each effect carries conviction, and not one of them calls for the long rehearsal and extensive memorisation of codes common to this class of work. Maximum effect is secured with minimum trouble. With the material in this book alone, thought-reading reputations can be made.
  • Foreword
  • Three Thoughts Alone
  • She Has The Number
  • Thoughts Direct
  • Designed To Order
  • The Five Cards Problem
  • Operator Calling
  • Astral Headline
  • Money And The Medium
  • Mental Tuition ...
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Sensational Tales of Mystery Men

Will Goldston

Sensational Tales of Mystery Men by Will GoldstonStories and anecdotes of the Who's Who of magic in the early 20th century. Several are about Houdini.
  • An Introduction
  • Foreword
  • The Truth About The Zancigs
  • The Tragedy Of Hanco
  • When G. W. Hunter Dried Up
  • How Denny And Will Goldston Escaped Gaol
  • The Truth Of Horace Goldin's Arrest
  • The Cornells And Their Ghastly Publicity Stunt
  • The Strangeness Of Lafayette
  • Dante Perplexed
  • Dante's Experience In Russia
  • Muller The Mystic
  • Was Chung Ling Soo Murdered?
  • A Handcuff Escape That Went Wrong
  • Ceeley And The Naked Lady
  • Frank Van Hoven's Tragic Failure
  • Frank Van Hoven And A Fellow Artist's Wife
  • Wishart And The...
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Marvels of Mystery

John Booth

Marvels of Mystery by John BoothA great ebook, explaining 25 masterpieces of magic, exactly as performed by the author on stages around the world. New tricks, close-up tricks, tricks you've never seen before, club tricks, Impromptu effects, a magic table, and much more.

Booth's marvelous Production Routine is worth many times the price of the whole ebook - and you can make practically the whole outfit yourself. Perform it nearly anywhere, since Booth presented it in Nightclubs with people all around.

Magic masters including Paul Rosini, Annemann, Milbourne Christopher, Carlton King, Bill Larsen, Sid Lorraine, Lloyd Jones, John Mulholland and hundreds of others rated it as a great...

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Sub Rosa 13

Werner Miller

Sub Rosa 13 by Werner MillerAmong other effects, Werner Miller explores the old age cards trick and stretches it into new and so far unexplored directions including versions where the spectator is allowed to lie.
  • Leporello
  • Ternary Number Compass
  • Binary Number Compass
  • Binary Card Compass
  • Binary Card Cube
  • Aside From Binary and Ternary
  • Extensions
  • OWLright
  • Four Questions
  • Seven Questions
  • Four Ins, One Out
  • Off-Form Psychic
  • No Milk Today
  • ESPiatnik
  • Do You Play Cards?
  • Lady First
  • amBiguous
  • Instant Sudoku
  • Swindle Sudoku II
  • 2ZZ

1st edition 2018, 44 pages.

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Improved Little Strangers

Devin Knight & Bob Hummer

Improved Little Strangers by Devin Knight & Bob HummerUsing your own deck or a borrowed deck, you turn your back to the spectator. The spectator can shuffle the deck while your back is turned. The spectator removes the top 15 cards from the pack just as they come. From those 15 cards he is to remove all the black cards and put them in his front left pants pocket. The remaining red cards, he counts and then places them in his right front pants pocket.

Next, he takes a few more cards from the remaining deck, the number to correspond the number of red cards in his right pants pocket. If he placed 7 cards there, he would remove from the deck face...

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Basic Training for Breakfast

Ian Kendall

Basic Training for Breakfast by Ian KendallFrom the introduction:
Magic lectures, and more relevantly their notes, are a strange thing. While some are an endless parade of tricks and their explanations, some are thinly disguised dealer dems and some are virtuoso displays of unattainable sleight of hand, there are occasionally lectures that offer the inside information on performing for real people. Where it's not just the tricks that matter, it's all the little bits and pieces that lie in between the lines that make the difference between 'doing a trick' and 'making magic happen'. Guess which one I'm aiming for here.

The goal is...

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Sharp Sorcery

Les Sharps

Sharp Sorcery by Les SharpsRoutines for the stand-up magician.

From the introduction by Wm. G. Stickland:

If Necessity is the Mother of Invention, we have the answer to the volume of offbeat magical effects which have emanated from the brains of these two enthusiasts in recent years, for living so far from magic activities (except those they have themselves organised) and magic dealers, they have been forced, in their desire to keep up-to-date, to originate their own effects. For several years the contribution of Les Sharps have been features of the British Ring Parade in each Christmas "Linking Ring", and in addition...
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Stuntrix

Ken Scholes

Stuntrix by Ken ScholesStunts, gags and puzzles, some new and some very old, with which to amuse your friends when called upon to "show us a trick". Many of the tricks are old and well known, but they are included in the hope that they will be fresh to some of you.

Photographs by Lewis Ganson.

  • Mathamatchic
  • The Big Blow
  • Have-A-Light
  • Rocket Match
  • Eternal Triangle
  • Economy Matches
  • Match-Up
  • Heads Or Tails?
  • Condiments Of The Seasoning
  • Suspendid
  • Passing Coin
  • Shooting-Match
  • Change-About
  • Suit Changing
  • Light Humour
  • Gone!
  • Coin Spin
  • Go-Go Coin
  • Long Stretch
  • Salted
  • Heads And Tails
  • Holey
  • Push
  • Silly Scissors
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More Effective Answers to Questions

Robert A. Nelson

More Effective Answers to Questions by Robert A. NelsonA sequel to Effective Answers to Questions, which has been regarded by the profession as the greatest book of its kind.

In this informative 'how-to book,' Nelson presents many angles and arguments that will enable the performer to present a better, and more effective program. Nelson's comments on TV, radio and newspaper work will be found very valuable for professional workers, as he shares a lifetime of practical knowledge, gained from his many years of actual experience. How to impress your audience is one of the many features of this ebook. Many new gags, both sensational and humorous will be found between the covers. ...

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