Customer rank: -1This work by noted magic author and dealer Chas. Eastman contains 11 great effects and tips for performers of all skill levels. We think this could be the best value in magic today. Contributors include Tommy Tucker, James D. Taylor, Val Evans, Harry Valcarte, and more. Here's a look at the contents:
A Most Subtle Card Force - Spectator inserts a red-backed card into a blue-backed deck. The card at the selected position is actually forced. No slip force is used.
The Triple Mystery - A dictionary mental prediction with three climaxes!
Call It What You Like - A coincidence effect using two decks.
Genuine Bill and Cigarette Mystery - A signed bill is found in a borrowed cigarette.
How To Be A Magician - Spectator is apparently shown how to perform a trick, but is just as surprised at the end as the rest of the audience.
Routine It - Three selected cards are found by telepathy, catching a card out of a shower of cards, then the last is stabbed through a newspaper. An impressive routine.
Take It Again - Selected card is revealed after shuffling and cutting the deck.
Poker Prestidigitation - Tommy Tucker provides this nice four Ace effect.
Miser's Dream (with Patter) - A very funny effect that will get you more bookings.
Magician's Handy Accessory - An improvement for effects such as the rising cards that formerly required the use of an assistant.
There You Are! - Val Evans' contribution of a spelling finale for a chosen card effect.
About the Author
1st edition 1935; 1st digital edition 2016, 34 pages.
word count: 9431 which is equivalent to 37 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Chris Cross (confirmed purchase)
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Monday 23 January, 2017
Some cool routines in this one. The card force by Lewis Duff is very interesting. And the dictionary routine is superb. The little effort is really worth it.