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Val Andrews

Val Andrews

(15th February 1926 - 12th December 2006)

Born in Hove, England and named Val due to prior Valentines day. Inspired at age 7 by watching both his amateur father and The Great Carmo. Learned at age 8. Debut at age 12 (1938). Admiration for Arthur Prince made him become a ventriloquist himself. Performed under several names: The Great Valentine, Bronco, Val Vox the Magical Raconteur 1938-48, The Mysterious Vanson 1948-51.

Pro performer since 1943. Prolific author since 1952 of over 200 booklets on various aspects of magic, six popularized magical biographies, and a number of Sherlock Holmes pastiches.

His life partner was Terri Rogers.

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Fred Culpitt: a brief biography

Val Andrews

Fred Culpitt: a brief biography by Val Andrews
  • A Typical Culpitt Performance
  • The Vanishing Stick (Or "Culpitt's Cork")
  • The Abanazer Fan Vanish
  • Torn And Restored Newspaper
  • The Bathing Costume Trick
  • A Rabbit From A Hat
  • Culpitt's Clock
  • Cards Ala Culpitt
  • Egg-Bag Ruses
  • Production Of Eggs From A Net-Fronted Bag
  • The Doll's House Illusion
  • Culpitt's Silk Loader
  • Culpitt Card Box
  • Reward Poster
  • "On Toast"
  • Rabbit To Silks
  • A Culpitt Card Sleight
  • Thumb-Nail Sketch

1st edition 2001; 1st digital edition 2016, 43 pages.

2017 / 6 / 10
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Explosive Comedy

Val Andrews

Explosive Comedy by Val AndrewsStunts, Tricks and Gags with Flashes, Bangs and Surprises

From the introduction:

Joke-shops, novelty-stores... are packed with "explosive" and surprise items which have far too long been regarded as "practical jokes", when, in actual fact, they can be used to good advantage by magi and other entertainers.

This book is divided into three main sections..."BANGS"..."FLASHES" and "SURPRISES"! Maybe I have cheated a little in the items I have included in the latter section...but they were all good, and had no other place to go! Now that you have this book, I'm going to watch you pretty...

2016 / 6 / 19
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Close-Up Comedy

Val Andrews

Close-Up Comedy by Val AndrewsAs stated on the cover, this is a book of ideas, tricks, routines and gags for the close-up worker. Not only tricks but practical ideas and presentations that can make the difference between "just another trick" and a "great trick".

  • Close-Up-Magic: A Few Home Truths
  • Advance Publicity
  • Comedy In Close-Up
  • Second-Strings
  • Easier-Still
  • Petite-Mannikin: A Close-Up Impromptu-Diversion
  • "Cock-Eyed Cruet": A Lovely Table-Gag
  • With Miniature-Cards: Sugar-Tong-Card-Location
  • Presentation-Angles For "Close-Up Magic": "Magical-Menu"
  • New Patter & Presentations For Close-Up-Classics: Chinese-Compass ...
2016 / 6 / 19
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Amazing Unfaked Book Test (for resale)

Val Andrews

Amazing Unfaked Book Test (for resale) by Val Andrews
"A brilliant and versatile principle that has stood the test of time." Ian Rowland
This is an unbelievable book test. Just imagine taking a modern book; perhaps a best seller in the bookshops right now. The book is genuine and is completely unfaked in any way. You can even ask a member of the audience or perhaps someone on a radio show that you will be talking to, to bring along a copy of the Da Vinci Code or whatever you choose to use. Or you could do this impromptu with any book as long as you have a couple of minutes private time with the book.

You have the book examined and you ask...

2015 / 10 / 23
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Amazing Unfaked Book Test

Val Andrews

Amazing Unfaked Book Test by Val Andrews
"A brilliant and versatile principle that has stood the test of time." Ian Rowland
This is an unbelievable book test. Just imagine taking a modern book; perhaps a best seller in the bookshops right now. The book is genuine and is completely unfaked in any way. You can even ask a member of the audience or perhaps someone on a radio show that you will be talking to, to bring along a copy of the Da Vinci Code or whatever you choose to use. Or you could do this impromptu with any book as long as you have a couple of minutes private time with the book.

You have the book examined and you ask...

2015 / 10 / 22
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Original Comedy Magic

Val Andrews

Original Comedy Magic by Val AndrewsReputation making humorous magical effects, which are clever as well as comical.

From the introduction:

"The introduction was unnecessary, we've met before ... though I must confess that this book is quite different from anything I've written in the past. In these pages you will find original effects which lend themselves well to COMEDY presentation ... though the effects are not burlesque, and the mystery angle is definitely there! In addition to these effects, you will find routines, magical sketches, and complete acts. Not bad value for whatever the publisher decides to charge. How...
2015 / 5 / 11
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Floor Show Fun and Fantasy

Val Andrews

Floor Show Fun and Fantasy by Val AndrewsHere is another comedy magic book by Val Andrews. In this one you can find all sort of magic and comedy material suited for cabaret of floor shows. Let's have a look at the introduction...
"This is not my first book of cabaret and floor show material and will probably not be my last, because the demand for this type of magic and comedy far exceeds the supply - but don't worry - I'm still working on it night and day!

In this modest volume will be found bits, tricks, patter and routines for every type of cabaret performer, magician, compere, comedian, ventriloquist, comedienne or layabout!...

2014 / 6 / 24
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Aqua-Whirl: spinning glass of liquid on a hoop or harness

Val Andrews

Aqua-Whirl: spinning glass of liquid on a hoop or harness by Val AndrewsFrom the introduction:
A spot of "juggling" has always been a safe bet as an interesting "change-of-pace" for the magician, particularly where he is presenting a long programme. "The Eggs And Glasses" has proved this point with its recent popularity (or "revived popularity") with both magicians and their audiences. The feat was hardly seen for a decade or so, then came a wave of popularity for the feat when it was discovered that "no skill was required" ... just confidence and "knack".

In the same category is the feat of spinning a glass of liquid, either on a hoop or "harness". But this...

2013 / 9 / 26
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Simplicity, Audacity and Bluff

Val Andrews

Simplicity, Audacity and Bluff by Val AndrewsThis could very well be Val Andrew's most important work. He describes with several great examples and historical effects, how one can entertain and amaze employing nothing but simple audacious ruses or outright bluffs. If there is a showman in you, you will love these effects and ideas. If you rather rely on your bottom deal and classic pass, then you will probably not be able to appreciate the value of this information.
  • Taking advantage of the situation
  • The uses of a "magician" as an assistant
  • On the use of "stooges"
  • Giving the cue...
  • A bluff-pass
  • Two bluff card rises
  • Bluff wand vanishes ...
2012 / 11 / 5
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No Skill Comedy Mind Reading

S. W. Reilly & Val Andrews & Oscar Paulson

No Skill Comedy Mind Reading by S. W. Reilly & Val Andrews & Oscar PaulsonHere's something you will put to immediate use, and continue to use it for fun and/or money. Presented by any two people, without any special scenery, costumes, props or conditions. Read the ebook, and you are ready to start. Great for clubs, lodges, fun nights, schools, Scouts, Senior Citizens, P.T.A., you name it. Very funny act with lots of built in laughs. (You can show a friend how to do it in minutes, so you don't need a regular assistant. Great for married couples.)

This is a compilation of three sources

  • Abba Dabba, The Mystic by S. W. Reilly
  • Lines for Mentalists by Val Andrews ...
2012 / 11 / 5
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The Idiot at the Card Table

Val Andrews

The Idiot at the Card Table by Val AndrewsFrom Val Andrews' introduction:
Dear Idiots. . . .

Many years ago a man called S. W. Erdnase wrote a book called The Expert at the Card Table. Any similarity between his title and mine is purely intentional. . . . After all, Mister Erdnase re-arranged the letters of my surname to make his!

I am not a "card-man", even though I can watch and admire biddies, seconds, tops, bottoms, middles and injogs. I suppose the reason why I don't do these things myself is because I can't! However, I have on occasion got quite a bit of fun out of a pack of pasteboards, and I like to think that my audiences have too! So here are a few stunts,...

2012 / 9 / 10
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You'll Always Have A Dollar

Val Andrews

You'll Always Have A Dollar by Val AndrewsThis is Val's own life story. Val is one of magic's most prolific writers and he draws from his vast magical experience as he recounts the story he knows best - his own. To people who know magic and the Show-Biz scene this is a marvelous recording to listen to.

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette series created by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com.

runtime 1 hour

2010 / 11 / 2
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Tell Them You Saw Dante

Val Andrews

Tell Them You Saw Dante by Val AndrewsVal Andrews recreates the master in Tell Them You Saw Dante and takes you back to the days of Sim Sala Bim. Val Andrews impersonates Dante. A remarkable insight into Dante the man and the performer. Val takes us behind the scenes with this great performer and the whole recording is rather in the style of a radio broadcast featuring extracts from Dante.

This recording was originally created and released by Val Andrews. In 1977 it was purchased by Martin Breese and is now owned and copyrighted by Lybrary.com.

runtime 45min

2009 / 6 / 18
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Sherlock Holmes and The Prince of Ventriloquists

Val Andrews

Sherlock Holmes and The Prince of Ventriloquists by Val AndrewsA new century has dawned and for Holmes it signifies that he is soon to retire to Sussex to keep bees. Inspector Lestrade is already retired but looking for work as a store detective when he is informed of events concerning Arthur Prince, The Prince of Ventriloquists, which are so singular that he calls upon Holmes who demonstrates that his deductive powers are still as sharp as ever. Arthur Prince’s stage puppet has been stolen from his locked dressing room only to reappear some hours later. This strange event has now occurred on three different occasions, but stranger still is the fact that...
2008 / 7 / 6
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