"It is a great, great read, especially your recounting of how Mr. Lawstone substituted workshop sheets for the actual apparatus." - Christopher Kenworthey
Many of you remember Vick Lawston's House of a Thousand Mysteries catalog. Most baby boomers that became magicians got their start from his catalog. They remember his slogan, "When you think of tricks, remember Vick's."
Inside his catalog he included three free tricks that you could try on your friends. These were decent tricks and were some of the first tricks I ever did. They have been re-written and included in this release. His catalogs are hard to find because they were printed on low-quality paper and most have pages that have turned yellow and crumpled away into bits of paper. Finding a catalog explaining these tricks would be difficult. Here are the three effects you get with this PDF:
Whistling Spirits: An examined whistle is hung from a wand; the whistle mysteriously blows while hanging from the wand.
The Vanishing Card: From a packet of seven cards, a chosen card disappears leaving six cards. No palming, sleights or false counts or misprinted cards. Totally impromptu but amazing.
Necromantic Numbers: An easy way to reveal a stranger's age and the month in which he was born.
BONUS: Included is also Vick's article on how to succeed in magic. Information that is as practical today as it was back in the 60s.
This is a nostalgic look back into the Vick Lawston days and includes information about his company's practices. An interesting read for anyone who grew up with the Vick Lawston catalog.
PDF 10 pages.
word count: 1803 which is equivalent to 7 standard pages of text