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Edwin Hooper

(Bideford, Devon, England: 5th August 1925 - 17th July 1992)

Learned at age 10 from book. Debut at age 14. In WW II in Army doing troop shows. Summers worked Punch & Judy at Wollacombe beach. Aka "Edwin the Magician" since 1947, specializing in kid-shows. Full-time pro since 1951. In 1954 with his savings and a ₤200 loan he moved back to his home town of Bideford and founded the Supreme Magic Company, which grew to become one of the world's 3 largest magic manufacturer-dealerships. 1977 Louis Bertol Trophy. President, British Ring, 1977-78. AFAP Bronze Medal 1983. 1992 AMA Lifetime Achievement Award. Due to ill health sold Supreme in 1987, remaining as Honorary President. Reentered business in 1989 as Edwin's Magic Arts.

Married to magicienne Ray Silver 1957-72. Their son, Michael Hooper, was with Supreme for a while, but since dropped out of magic.

Inventor-improver of over 1,300 marketed effects, including 13 Little Pigs, Surprise Box, and Hen Bag. Wrote Edwin's Magic (2 vols, 1989, 286+310pp), A Host of Surprises (1990, 313pp), and Edwin's Magic Finale (1991, 320pp). Articles in Magigram, Pentagram, Linking Ring, MUM, Magic Manuscript, Magic Circular, Genii, Wizard, Budget, etc. Video (1990).

Coauthors: Ian Adair, Ken de Courcy, Peter Pit, Ravelle and Andree

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Edwin Hooper & Ian Adair

Trio-Ific by Edwin Hooper & Ian Adair

A terrific triple prediction with a double climax using three spectators, three chairs, three big envelopes and a deck of cards.

One of the most astonishing mental effects which we have ever been privileged to offer you.

Unusual: Strange: Bizarre!

Three chairs are in a line on the stage. A committee of three spectators are asked to come forward. One of the spectators is handed three large envelopes. He is asked to mix the envelopes up and then to lay these down on any of the chairs, in any order he chooses. Three spectators are to sit on any of the chairs again just as they choose....

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Ken de Courcy & Peter Pit & Edwin Hooper & Ian Adair & Ravelle and Andree

Giant Size Clever Ace by Ken de Courcy & Peter Pit & Edwin Hooper & Ian Adair & Ravelle and Andree

Four prize winning routines on the "find the ace" theme, performed with extra giant cards that you can print yourself.

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The performer shows three extra giant cards. The audience are asked to follow the movements of the Ace of Diamonds, The Ace is mixed up with the two other extra giant cards shown - the Two and Three of Clubs. The audience never are able to discover the whereabouts of the elusive Ace. The Ace transposes continuously in an incredible manner even while it is in the hands of a spectator or while it is marked by a clip. The spectator himself takes the ace in...

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The Classic Egg on Fan by Edwin HooperA marvelous trick featured by many of the greats in magic. In effect a piece of paper is crumpled up and bounced on a fan. Visibly it assumes the shape of an egg - a full-sized egg - and this is removed from the fan and broken into a glass to prove genuine.

This special manuscript tells you all you need to know about this famous trick. The correct way to make the special egg at home and the correct way to store it. Various steals, types of fan to use, lead-up and follow-up tricks, etc., etc. A very valuable publication on this subject.

1st edition 1958, PDF 7 pages.

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The Bank Note in Lemon Trick Plus by Edwin Hooper & Ian AdairA borrowed bank note, of any denomination, is marked with the initials of the owner, and wrapped in a handkerchief. A borrowed and examined lemon is placed under a tumbler. The bank note is commanded to leave the handkerchief, and is found inside the lemon.

1st edition 1983, 8 pages; 1st digital edition 2018, 7 pages.

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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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Twenty Stunts with a Rubber Hand by Edwin Hooper & Ian AdairIn this rare manuscript you will find several gags and stunts (exactly 21) that you can use with a rubber hand, which you can insert into your show in many ways to create laughter and mystery. There are some very funny and entertaining ideas here. Have fun!

1st digital edition 2017, PDF 4 pages.

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Edwin Hooper

Supreme Catalog No. 39 by Edwin HooperI believe this is the largest magic catalog ever published. It clocks in at more than 620 pages and is bursting full with products. A unique lovely feature of this catalog is that each section is introduced by a famous magician: Mentalism by David Berglas, Ropes by Pavel, Comedy by Karrel Fox etc.
  • Introduction (Paul Daniels)
  • Accessories (Keith Churcher)
  • Balloon Modeling (Bob Wooding)
  • Books and Publications (Edwin A. Dawes)
  • Canes and Candles (Jeff Atkins)
  • Cards (Francis Haxton)
  • Changing Bags and Egg Bags (Mark Raffles)
  • Children's Magic (Terry Herbert)
  • Close-Up Magic (Bobby Bernard)
  • Comedy Magic (Karrell Fox)
  • Escapology (David De-Val) ...
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Supreme Catalog No. 38 by Edwin HooperThis catalog has four color plates in the middle and a price list at the very end.
  • Accessories
  • Canes and Candles
  • Cards
  • Changing Bags and Egg Bags
  • Children's Magic
  • Close-Up Magic
  • Comedy Magic
  • Escapology
  • Flowers and Plumes
  • General Magic
  • Illusionettes
  • Liquid Magic
  • Livestock Magic
  • Manipulation
  • Mentalism
  • Money Magic
  • Production Items
  • Puppets and Ventriloquial Characters
  • Rope Magic
  • Silks and Ribbons

1st edition 1989, 613 pages.

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Edwin Hooper

Supreme Catalog No. 4 Part 3 (1969) by Edwin HooperEven more tricks, books and accessories for the magician. There are no duplicates from part 1 or 2.

1st edition 1969, 94 pages.

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Supreme Catalog No. 4 Part 2 (1967) by Edwin HooperMore tricks, books and accessories for the magician. There are no duplicates from part 1.

1st edition 1967, 167 pages.

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Supreme Catalog No. 4 Part 1 (1966) by Edwin HooperA long list of unbelievable variety, depth and breadth of magic tricks, illusions, apparatus, accessories and more. So much in fact that this catalog required three parts.

1st edition 1966, 432 pages.

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Supreme Catalog No. 1 by Edwin HooperThe start of a legendary business.

1st edition 1956, 57 pages.

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Fun with a Banana by Edwin Hooper & Ian Adair30 gags with a latex Banana

Edwin Hooper and Ian Adair within the pages of this manuscript give us over 30 gags, ideas and routines with latex bananas. Many of the gags can be also worked with a plastic or sponge banana. A banana is a comedy prop itself, this is sure, but when you add the Edwin & Ian's touch, then you can be sure your audience will laugh and be entertained.

If you do "Comedy Magic" or "Children Magic", this is a must for you. Here is a partial list of the gags you will find explained in the manuscript:

  • Banana Split
  • Banana Sandwich
  • Ring Ring...
  • Squeaking Banana ...
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