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50 New Card Secrets
by Frank La Fontaine


(1 review, 1 customer rating) ★★★★★

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50 New Card Secrets by Frank La Fontaine

50 simple card tricks that anyone can do with any deck of playing cards, without sleight-of-hand.

From the Introduction:

The idea that long practice and exceptional skill are necessary in the performance of card tricks is erroneous. Some of the cleverest and most bewildering tricks are made possible by the use of subtle principles of unique methods that are easily learned, yet which are capable of deceiving the keenest and most intelligent spectator.

Such are the methods explained in this booklet. These tricks have been devised by experienced performers of card tricks, men who understand the psychology of deception and who know that a clever, well developed principle can be used to create an amazing mystery.

This was part of the 'Sealed Book' series. It includes a few ads in the back.

  • To The Reader
  • Non-Mechanical Four Ace Trick
  • Naming Card Held Behind Back
  • Naming Card Chosen During Your Absence
  • Producing Chosen Card From Pocket
  • Enchanted Card
  • Magnetic Card Locater
  • Invisible Transference
  • Eighth Wonder Card Trick
  • Ideal Card Divination
  • The Vanishing Ace
  • The Three Pile Selection
  • The Reversing Card
  • The Vanishing And Reappearing Card
  • The Five To Ten Trick
  • The Mysterious Change
  • The Hotel Trick
  • Divination Of A Number Of Cards Selected Behind Performer's Back
  • The Whispering Queen
  • Cards From Pocket - Effect No. 1
  • Cards From Pocket - Effect No. 2
  • Spectator Finds A Card Called For By The Magician
  • The Magic Jacks
  • "Socko"
    • The Master System
    • To Name A Card That A Spectator Draws From The Pack
    • To Tell How Many - And What Cards Have Been Drawn From The Pack
    • To Run The Cards - Behind The Back - And Name Any Card Stopped At
    • To Tell How Far From The Top - Any Card Is
    • To Deal Yourself Every Trump - In A Whist Or 4 Hand Game
    • To Deal A Pat Flush Of Any Suit - Called For To The Person Asking For Same
  • Instructions For Tearing A Pack Of Cards Into Halves And Quarters
  • The Mystic Seven Trick
  • The X Ray Trick
  • Card And Coin Trick
  • The Mysterious Egg And Card Mystery
  • The Marvelous "Q" Trick
  • The Twenty Five Card Trick
  • Finding The Selected Cards
  • Non Mechanical Rising Card Trick
  • Another Way Of Finding The Selected Card
  • The Mental Telepathy Trick
  • The Selected Card Is Caused To Vanish
  • You Do As I Do
  • Mind Reading
  • Any Number From Top
  • The Card Through The Handkerchief
  • The Clock Trick
  • Knockout Counting Trick
  • Divining Pack Of Cards
  • Mystical Divination Of Cards By The Five Senses
  • The Thousand To One Card Trick
1st edition ~1930, 36 pages; PDF 38 pages.
word count: 11798 which is equivalent to 47 standard pages of text

Reviewed by Michael Lyth
★★★★★   Date Added: Monday 25 May, 2020

If you are lucky to own a physical copy you know the content is still adaptable for today's audiences but just need slight alteration to your own style of presentation. I have put this into my wishlist as I get older my eyesight not as good from reading the many great works of magic so when time comes I will enlarge on screen the pdf to suit my eyes and relive some of my old favourite effects. And you never know I might be inspired to create new ideas from them. Just like you can...

Keep safe everyone .......