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Glenn G. Gravatt

Glenn G. Gravatt

(Sabetha, Kansas: 4th December 1899 - 17th April 1984)

Police officer. Amateur magician. Best-remembered for his flagrant publishing of others' tricks without permission. Yet awarded the 1980 AMA Literary Fellowship. Died in San Francisco.

Wrote (in "collaboration" with his fictitious alter ego "Doctor Wilhelm Von Deusen") Encyclopedia of Self-Working Card Tricks (2 vols, [1936], [1937], 451+150pp). Wrote Jap Box Tricks (1937, 123pp), Final Selection (1957, 89pp), Glenn Gravatt's Treasure Trove of Tricks (1971, 290pp), Fifty Modern Card Tricks You Can Do! (1974, 50pp), Fifty More Modern Card Tricks (60pp), Thayer Quality Magic Catalog Instruction Sheets (4 vols, 1978 etc), Collected Writings of Glenn Gravatt (1974, 254pp), More Collected Writings of Glenn Gravatt, & Goldmine of Magic (1984, 232pp). Many articles in magic magazines, including Genii.

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Jap Box Tricks by Glenn G. GravattThe Jap Box or "Japanese Handkerchief Box" is a simple rectangular box without a lid and a removable bottom. The bottom has a hole in the center to facility its removal from the rest of the box. The basic effect is that the box is shown empty by showing it from all sides as well as removing the bottom. Then the bottom is replaced and silks appear in the box.

Producing silks is just the very beginning of possibilities with this prop. This ebook describes many other things that can be done with the basic version of the Jap Box. It is unclear where this trick originated. It is believed that...

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