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37 Effective After Dinner Tricks

Arthur P. Felsman
37 Effective After Dinner Tricks by Arthur P. Felsman

Dinner's over, so now what? Entertain your guests, that's what! Here's a clever collection of after-dinner magic to entertain friends, business associates, and even total strangers.

Written by a famous Chicago magic dealer, the effects run the gamut from close-up miracles to routines for club and platform. You'll find entertaining matrix effects, cut and restored mysteries, mindreading experiments, and much more. Includes a very nice two-person mental act that could be the hit of your next corporate show, banquet, or awards dinner.

Some of these effects were sold individually by magic...

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How to Make a Ghost Walk

Joseph Dunninger
How to Make a Ghost Walk by Joseph Dunninger

Conduct your very own full-light, semi-dark or full darkness spirit séance!

Dunninger, the world-famous mentalist and psychic debunker, presents this revealing book on how to present séances that are every bit as exciting - and use the same methods - as the ones that psychics charge their suckers big money to see.

Your audience will believe that you can commune with the spirits, perform test condition séance experiments including rope ties, spirit manifestations, revealing questions from departed loved ones, spirit cabinet effects, automatic writing, spirit voices, the fingertip aura,...

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Impromptu Mentalism

Robert A. Nelson
Impromptu Mentalism by Robert A. Nelson

Here is a stunning ten-minute routine for the magician to use as an encore at the end of his or her regular act. The performer demonstrates with devastating correctness that he can read the collective minds of several spectators.

In a very informal and impromptu style, the magician offers to read the minds of the spectators. He asks the audience to think of a question, name, relationship, number, color, etc. They are asked only to THINK these thoughts. Without further ado, the performer proceeds to call spectators by name, telling them of the exact thoughts in their minds at the moment, answering...

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Grafters of America

Clifton R. Wooldridge
Grafters of America by Clifton R. Wooldridge

Here is a rare treat. A fascinating, inside look at how carnival midway cheats, street gangs, road hustlers, rigged racebooks, marriage bureau scammers, 'wildcat' oil frauds and many more were brought to justice by the author, a Chicago police detective.

Many of these scams are still in use today. Don't read this ebook to cheat -- instead, read it for protection so you don't become the next victim.

Colorfully written, this massive book is a true-life encyclopedia of scams, cons, swindles, ruses, devices and methods - and how the cheaters were taken down and brought to justice.

Includes...

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The Art of Cold Reading

Robert A. Nelson
The Art of Cold Reading by Robert A. Nelson

The secret book of the mental profession that teaches the mentalist or psychic to "read" a person "cold" with no gimmicks, no advance knowledge, and no preparation.

The Art of Cold Reading is the learned ability to cleverly read another "from the cradle to the grave" - and without important error. It is amazingly easy - if you understand the technique and methods. Possess it and you are always prepared to give readings - any time, anywhere, for fun or for profit.

The inner secrets of "cold reading" have been closely held and guarded for many years. Knowledge of this kind has been passed...

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Super Mentality

Robert A. Nelson
Super Mentality by Robert A. Nelson

Now you, too, can present an impromptu demonstration of super power memory. Do it any time, any place. A terrific publicity stunt!

From ten to 100 articles are called out by spectators and memorized by the performer, in their proper sequence. The performer can call out the items in sequence, forward, then backward. The performer gives the number of any item in the list. If a number is called out, the performer can also call out the item at that position. Five (or more) dollar bills are submitted, spectators calling aloud the serial numbers. The performer immediately memorizes the numbers,...

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The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust

David Hoy
The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust by David Hoy

Bold, entertaining mentalism. That's the David Hoy approach.

This is the book that introduced the amazing Tossed-Out Deck and the Hoy Book Test to psychic entertainers, who made reputations for themselves with these two effects alone!

Inside you'll find:

  • The Bold Approach
  • Dr. Rhine Improved
  • Dated for Destiny
  • We Now Give You Our Correspondent
  • By Gosh! It Moved!
  • A Nervy Switcher
  • The Bold Book Test
  • Pocket Book Miracle
  • The Tossed-Out Deck
  • Hurling the Headlines
  • Four Minute Spellbinder Blindfold Act
  • Appendix
  • About the Author
These are the stunts that Hoy, as Dr. Faust, used...
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How to Read Sealed Messages

Robert A. Nelson
How to Read Sealed Messages by Robert A. Nelson

The most comprehensive and authoritative book on sealed billet reading, as employed by mentalists, magicians, and office mediums.

Divided into three sections, this ebook deals with methods used by office mediums (section 1), stage mentalists and psychic entertainers (section 2), and a bonus section on how to maximize revenue from shows with a secret tip for selling 'back of house' books and merchandise (section 3).

SIXTEEN methods are described and explained in detail as used for private office work. Many of these are adaptable to mentalist and magic uses, and can be presented without...

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Still More Miracles in Mentalism

Robert A. Nelson
Still More Miracles in Mentalism by Robert A. Nelson

23 leading authorities on mentalism collaborated to make this the largest and best of the fabulous series of "Miracles in Mentalism" books.

In this revised and expanded edition, you now get 49 new and original mental and psychic effects, routines, and suggestions covering the full range of impromptu, club, radio, TV and stage presentations. This wealth of new and original material has been audience-tested and proven as worthy of inclusion in your program. This one volume alone contains sufficient sensational mental and psychic effects for several programs. Many of the presentations contain...

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Confessions of a Medium

Robert A. Nelson
Confessions of a Medium by Robert A. Nelson

There has never been such a complete and thoroughly accurate exposé of the inner workings and guarded secrets of the professional medium, psychic and healer.

Describes how fake psychics get their certificates, making them immune from police interference. How anyone can obtain such a certificate. Explains how mediums and psychics work in "closed" towns so city authorities can't touch them. Includes sample ads as used by the phony seers, fake diplomas, how and where the psychics get their business, and how mediums can even work spare time and still make big money. Shows how the psychic obtains...

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Dr. Q's Comedy Hypnotic Act

Floyd Gerald Thayer
Dr. Q's Comedy Hypnotic Act by Floyd Gerald Thayer

Imagine being a stage hypnotist, being able to hypnotize a group of audience volunteers and presenting a hilariously funny performance. Well, now you can!

This system allows you to have instant control of a committee of audience volunteers on stage. By applying the information in this routine, you'll learn introductory tests to weed out the smart-alecks and keep the best subjects. Along the way, the hypnotic tests get funnier and funner.

The more antics that the group of volunteers performs, the more laughter is created. Your audience will be splitting their sides -- and you're in command...

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Tricks with Prepared Cards

Donald Holmes
Tricks with Prepared Cards by Donald Holmes

Here are 19 clever and entertaining card magic miracles that can be performed with prepared cards. Explained are several amazing principles involving prepared cards, with ingenious ideas for their use. Also included, with special permission, are several creations by Ford B. Rogers, which were published in this book for the first time.

Here's what's included:

  • Foreword
  • "Incomprehensibility" (Rogers)
  • The Key Card (Two Methods)
  • Forcing a Card (with the Key Card) A Feat of Apparent Mindreading
  • The "Reversed Card" Principle
  • The Prediction
  • The "Self-Shifting" Pack (Two Methods)
  • The Card...
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The Berland Book of Routines

Samuel Berland
The Berland Book of Routines by Samuel Berland

Take your magic to the next level by incorporating one or more of Berland's beautifully choreographed routines into your act. This is magic that makes audiences, booking agents, and club owners sit up and take notice.

Not just one or two, but eight separate routines, using items already owned by most magicians. The performances are well-thought out, clearly described, and with 147 illustrations, easy for most any performer to understand and put to use. Just look at what's included:

  • A Word to My Friends in Magic
  • Routine Impromptu
  • Astrological Forecast
  • Liquor Finish for Cups and Balls ...
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Super Prediction Tricks

Robert A. Nelson & E. J. Moore
Super Prediction Tricks by Robert A. Nelson & E. J. Moore

You, too, can be a successful predictionist!

Publicity, such as headline news and front page stories are the lifeblood of modern show business. Super Prediction Tricks are proven top notch publicity-getters. Properly executed, they are the easily arranged and assured method of getting sensational publicity and news stories - publicity worth thousands of dollars.

This ebook of predictions and sensational showmanship has been eagerly accepted and highly praised by the members of the profession. You, too, will cherish it and utilize many of the fine effects. Hail to the man or woman who does...

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Making Mindreading Pay

Robert A. Nelson
Making Mindreading Pay by Robert A. Nelson

Learn the inner secrets of how to make a living as a mentalist or psychic entertainer. The commercial side of this highly lucrative business is revealed in its entirety: contracts, bookings, advertising and exploitation in theaters, clubs, hotels, casinos, fairs, and in private practice.

The entire range of opportunities for psychic entertainers is discussed at length, and with one thought in mind: to make money! Whether you are new in the business or a seasoned pro, this ebook will mean extra dollars to you.

If you're on the sidelines now, watching others make real money in this profession,...

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Here's Magic

Nelson C. Hahne & Joe Berg
Here's Magic by Nelson C. Hahne & Joe Berg

When one of magic's most clever minds teams up with an award-winning magician and illustrator, you know the result will be unique effects that play strong and is so clever that even magicians are fooled. And that's what you get with Hahne and Berg's Here's Magic.

There is literally something for every performer within these 96 pages. Effects with cards, coins, silks, a gambler's monte effect using a single matchbook, club magic, a stage illusion that predates Copperfield's Statue of Liberty vanish by some 50 years (but with a similar method), mentalism effects, the award-winning poker chip...

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Hindu Magic

Hereward Carrington
Hindu Magic by Hereward Carrington

The magic of India comes to life in Dr. Carrington's colorful look at the fables, feats, and magic of the mystical fakirs of India.

You'll learn the inner workings of the Basket of Death, Mango Seed to Tree, Buried Alive illusion, Flying Rabbit, the Dry Sands Trick, the Beans and Scorpion Trick, Snake Charming, and more.

Want to add something different to your act? Perhaps one of your primary assistants can adopt the role of a Hindu fakir and present one or two of these effects as an added attraction in your existing magic or hypnosis show.

For magic historians, Carrington provides...

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A Complete Course in Stage (Pseudo) Hypnotism

Robert A. Nelson
A Complete Course in Stage (Pseudo) Hypnotism by Robert A. Nelson

This course presents a complete, two-hour program of scientific, mystifying and comical hypnotic stage entertainments that can be presented after studying this all-inclusive course.

Audiences love to witness hypnotic stage acts! Now you, too, can be a stage hypnotist with your own show. Written by an experienced operator (and owner of a stage hypnotic show), this course provides authentic instructions for performing a complete evening's entertainment. Not only does this course teach how to do many wonderful hypnotic tests, it also provides the complete routine of your show, tells how to select...

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Original Ideas in Magic

Lloyd W. Chambers
Original Ideas in Magic by Lloyd W. Chambers

A master craftsman reveals some of his most prized magical effects!

Lloyd W. Chambers is well-known in magic and collector circles for having built some very fine examples of the conjuror's craft for the likes of Thayer, Abbott, and his own Chambers Magic Co. Within the pages of this ebook are 26 magic effects, many of them offered for sale individually in dealer catalogues for prices far exceeding the price of the entire book.

Here's a look at the contents:

  1. Publisher's Introduction
  2. L-W-C Telepathy
  3. Fisherman's Mat
  4. How Time Flies
  5. Mawe's Telepathy
  6. A Match for You
  7. The Flying Ball ...
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More Miracles in Mentalism

Robert A. Nelson
More Miracles in Mentalism by Robert A. Nelson

Here are more new, original and sensational mental effects, brought to you by many foremost mentalists. A wide variety of time proven, audience tested effects are included. Several of the effects were formerly catalogued and sold by their originators for several dollars each. Now get them all in this fine ebook, the second in the series of "Miracles in Mentalism."

Take a look at what's included:

  1. Subliminal Perception (Syd Bergson)
  2. One is Face Up (Dr. Stanley Jaks)
  3. Facsimile (Gene "Phantini" Grant)
  4. ESP Coincidence (Bob Nelson)
  5. Musical Thoughts (R. W. Grosholz)
  6. Alphabetical Perception (Dr. S. P. Thornton) ...
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Pages from a Medium's Notebook

Robert A. Nelson
Pages from a Medium's Notebook by Robert A. Nelson

Would you like to open the secret notebook of a successful medium and psychic reader? To study and absorb the personal notes and information gleaned as a result of years of experience? Would you like first-hand observations and instructions on how to give successful "psychological readings?" To know what to anticipate when a client enters your office? To know what type of reading to give for the satisfaction of the subject? To discover how and why the client is so easily fooled? To learn the closely guarded bits of "business" that build private readings and reputations?

The information contained...

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Not Primigenial

Roger Montandon & Logan Wait
Not Primigenial by Roger Montandon & Logan Wait

These two funnymen have combined to present twenty-six effects, bits, and gotchas for magicians and mentalists to liven up your act. The various items used include money (bills and coins), cards, cigarettes, cigars, and rope. Especially good is "It's a Matter of Money," which is based on an Annemann principle but uses money instead of cards. It's one you will want to put in your act right away.

Here's a look at the table of contents:

  • Elusive Bill
  • The Invisible Rope
  • Don't Waste It
  • Snakes Alive
  • Anyone Have a Ten?
  • It Slipped In
  • Holding the Bag
  • Optical Delusions
  • Turn-Over
  • Pipe Dreams
  • Banker's...
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12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck

Martin Gardner
12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck by Martin Gardner

Here are a dozen quality card magic effects that can be performed with an unprepared deck at a moment's notice. While not self-working, most of these miracles rely on just one or two sleights. Some require a setup. Crisp illustrations by Dr. Harlan Tarbell help make it easy to understand and master.

Here's what's included:

  • Improved Topsy-Turvy Deck - The deck is flipped half face-up and half face-down, then sloppily shuffled. The deck mysteriously rights itself, except for three selected cards, which are the only reversed cards in the pack. This will slay your audience.
  • Face to Face Fantasy - A cheek-to-cheek...
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Mar-Jah's Publicity Miracles

Joseph Ovette
Mar-Jah's Publicity Miracles by Joseph Ovette

WARNING: This ebook will get you noticed. If you want to live in anonymity and obscurity, this is not the book for you.

All the great performers relied on publicity - so should you. Get your name and photo in the newspapers, TV and on Internet media sites using the attention-getting stunts in this book. No matter whether you're a mentalist, magician, illusionist, juggler, comedian, or any other type of entertainer. You need a constant barrage of publicity and "buzz" to ensure that your shows are well-attended.

Working pro Joe Ovette reveals the inside secrets to getting reporters to write...

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