This is a work most will not be familiar with. Many will dismiss it with 'another old magic book'. But those in the know have carefully studied it and hold it dear as one of the most valuable books for a working professional magician.
It is the original and the only one of four places where Annemann's bullet catch is described, because it was Orville Meyer who supplied Annemann with the method. All the three other places where this is described are out of print and hard to impossible to find.
And now this lost Orville Meyer gem has been made even more valuable by extensive annotations and a new introduction by pro-magician and historian Ben Robinson. Ben Robinson was in close contact with Orville Meyer. Ben has performed the bullet catch himself and has written the seminal work on bullet catching Twelve Have Died which is long out of print. He is therefore the perfect person to read between the lines and interpret this important work for us.
Not since Twelve Have Died has Ben Robinson been so explicit on the major work of bullet catching. If you want to know how Annemann did it, which you can see below, then this ebook is your sure answer. Since Twelve Have Died has been out of print since 1990, this is your best bet at this carefully guarded information.
Meyer's bullet catch is but one hidden treasure in this ebook. There is an extensive section on the Chinese Linking Rings and several other classics such as Cups and Balls and the Egg Bag are carefully covered. You will find novel routines like Think! Ink! or the Bathing Girl Illusion next to a section of mental mysteries.
1st edition 1949; original 184 pages; PDF 165 pages.
Table of Contents
- New Introduction
- Chapter 1: Skillful Card Magic
- - Cutting The Aces
- - Restless Colors
- - Greatest Four Ace Trick
- - Correcting A Mistake
- - Do It Again
- - Paul Fox's Climax
- Chapter II: Mental Mysteries
- - Pay Day
- - A Telephone Trick
- - . . . And Another
- - Seventh Card Mystery
- - Encore
- - Multi-Mentality
- - He Only Thinks
- - Unseen
- - The New "Miracle" Effect
- - The Principle Of Majorities
- Chapter III: Novel Magic
- - Think! Ink!
- - Passe Passe Ink
- - Magical Strip Tease
- - Bathing Girl Illusion
- - The Cosmic Blue Ray
- - The Chinese Wands
- - Milk Bottle Levitation
- - Cokey Joe
- - Oh! Henry! – Or: Lux With Him
- - "Do As I Do" Paper Tear
- - The Traveling Salesman
- - Celebrity Telepathy
- Chapter IV: Children's Specials
- - The Egg Bag
- - ?? Whereisit ??
- Chapter V: Catching A Bullet In The Teeth
- Chapter VI: The Chinese Linking Rings
- - Floyd Brown's Bounce Link
- Chapter VII: The Cups And Balls
- - Cups And Balls Routine No. 2
- Chapter VIII: Magical Index Key
word count: 53122 which is equivalent to 212 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Grandpa Chet Cox
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Monday 02 August, 2010
One of the Lost Classics - we have to thank Chris for saving this! Meyer is all but forgotten, but his work is literally immortal. This includes what is probably the ULTIMATE bullet catch -- chilling and terrifying in all aspects, for performer as well as audience and shooter.
I could go through this book, throw a dart, and hit a classic. This man, who helped make the Jinx's and Annemann's reputation, deserves to be well-known to any mentalist or wannabe mentalist.