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Fortune Telling with Playing Cards
by David J. Lustig


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Fortune Telling with Playing Cards by David J. Lustig

Be the life of the party. Delve into the past, present and future for fun or profit with this ebook and a deck of playing cards. David J. Lustig, Dunninger's friend and confidante, reveals his "La Vellma" fortune telling with cards method. With this method and a few nights of practice you, too, can amaze your friends with entertaining "readings" of the past, present and future — all revealed by the cards.


  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Instructions
  • The Circle of 17
  • The Three Piles
  • Past, Present and Future
  • The Wish
  • Significance of the Cards
  • Clubs
  • Hearts
  • Spades
  • Diamonds
  • Hints
  • The La Vellma Presentation
  • Afterthoughts
  • About the Author
Uses a standard deck of 52 cards, which may be borrowed. No sleight of hand required.
"This contribution to the use of cards ought to find a ready acceptance among social card players as it is entirely different from any other work on the same subject." - Dr. A. M. Wilson, The Sphinx magazine

1st edition ~1925, PDF 27 pages.
word count: 8478 which is equivalent to 33 standard pages of text