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Don't Look Now! The Smart Slant on Misdirection
by Al Leech

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Don't Look Now! The Smart Slant on Misdirection by Al Leech

Al Leech wrote this classic text on the presentation of magic in 1948, and it has been essential reading ever since. The ebook goes into depth on the application of psychology to magic, misdirection, how best to fool people, how to make them like you, and similar topics.

"The many classics on the subject that predated it were ambitious and well intended but full of air and nonsense. But this modest thing pointed the way. Its historical importance would be reason enough to put it out. But in its modest little way, it has never been bettered. It remains fresh and valuable today." - Michael Landes

  • Our Approach
  • Approach As An Aid To Deception
  • Approach As An Aid To Gaining Confidence
  • Nervousness And Misdirection
  • Mental Misdirection
  • Visual Misdirection
  • Naturalness In Misdirection
  • Cause And Effect
  • Time In Misdirection
  • Deception In Time
  • Negative Misdirection
  • Accidental Misdirection
  • Routining
  • Display Sleights
  • Sucker Effects
  • Cover For Sleights
  • About The Author

1st edition 1948, 27 pages; PDF 25 pages.
word count: 10587 which is equivalent to 42 standard pages of text