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E. Brian MacCarthy

(Britain: 19th October 1910 - 16th October 1968)

Accomplished amateur sleight-of-hand since his debut at age 11. By profession a soldier (captain in the Royal Engineers retiring as a Lieutenant-Colonel) in the British Army. Passionate about his garden and greenhouse, winning many prizes at local and national horticultural exhibitions.

Wrote Slow Sleights (1934; 20pp; repr 1946), Modern Sleights (1946; 20pp), The Chameleon Cups and Balls (36pp), Impromptu (1939, 87pp), and Sleights Supreme (1947, 92pp). Tricks in Magic Wand.

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Impromptu by E. Brian MacCarthyFrom the Foreword:
This is a book of impromptu effects. The word "impromptu" has been taken to mean that no apparatus nor fakes need be carried; the performer relies on obtaining one or two objects which either he will probably be carrying on his person, such as coins; or will most certainly be instantly available wherever he may be; such as cards. Simple preparation, as for instance tearing a slit in a borrowed envelope, is allowable, but no more. It is obvious that the word "impromptu" cannot mean "requiring no practice". Any effect, however simple, requires that. But as long as the reader...
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Sleights Supreme by E. Brian MacCarthy
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Coin Section
    • Single-Handed Vanish of Four Coins: especially for use with the Hughes' Coin Tray
    • Disappearance by Misdirection: of a single coin
    • Flying Coins: coins are dropped into a folded handkerchief and vanish
  • Card Section
    • Something New in Top Changes
    • Leading Them up the Garden Path: using the Top Change
    • Everybody's Card: top change and dealing 2nds
    • All Change: Card A is placed on the table, Card B inserted to middle of deck. Card B is found on top of the deck, Card A in the middle, and the card on the table is a 3rd card
    • Vanishing Faces: cards appear...
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Modern Sleights by E. Brian MacCarthyThis is the sequel to Slow Sleights and again includes a variety of moves for billiard balls, cards, thimbles, silks and cigarettes.
  • Preface
  • A Billiard Ball Flourish
  • Third-Finger Vanish
  • The Improved Ball Twist-Over
  • The Finger-Clip Ball Vanish
  • One-Handed Colour Change
  • The Improved Drop Vanish
  • The Perfect False Count
  • The Invisible Card Change
  • The Mysterious Twelve
  • A Neat Thimble Vanish
  • The “Sudden" Thimble Vanish
  • A Little-Finger Vanish
  • Thimble Through The Hand
  • The Elusive Handkerchief Thimble
  • A Thimble Vanish From Handkerchief
  • A Thimble Constantly Passes From Hand To Hand
  • A Twist-Over...
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Slow Sleights by E. Brian MacCarthyMainly billiard balls but also thimbles, cards, coins and silks.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Billiard Balls
    • The Production Drop
    • The Best Change-Over Palm
    • An Easy Transfer Palm
    • Twist-Over Acquitment
    • Vanish from a Full Hand
    • A Colour Change in the Fist
    • The Fadeaway Vanish
    • The Enlarged Ball
    • The Drop Vanish
    • A Ball Passes Continuously From Hand to Hand
    • Color Change on Palm
    • Improvement on Standard Acquitment
    • Four Billiard Balls to a Cannon Ball
  • Thimbles
    • A "Steal" Thimble Vanish
    • The "In and Out" Thumb Vanish
    • Vanish of Two Thimbles
  • Coins
    • Special Coin Tourniquet
  • Cards ...
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