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J. C. Cannell

J. C. Cannell

(Douglas, Isle of Man: 25th October 1899 - Port Talbot, Wales: 1953)

Born as John Clucas Cannell was a journalist, author, amateur magician, and Vice-President of The Magician's Club in London. He had a legal dispute with the Zomahs (second-sight act) because he exposed their methods in print. The Zomahs prevailed and Cannell was fined. He is best known for his book on Houdini: The Secrets of Houdini which is an exposé of a number of Houdini's tricks with some biographical information and photos.

Wrote New Light on the Rouse Case (1927), The Hundred Best Tricks (1930), The Secrets of Houdini (1931, 279pp; repr 1932, 1938, 1973), 100 Mysteries for Arm-Chair Detectives (1932), In Town Tonight (1935), and The Quaker Oats Book of Magic (in Dutch tr as Het Meesterboek der Tooverkunst, 1938) and compiled Modern Conjuring for Amateurs (1938).

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J. C. Cannell
The 100 Best Tricks by J. C. Cannell

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In this book there are actually many more than a hundred tricks and all of them could be performed by the average person. I have included no trick which would involve the use of expensive apparatus. Besides devoting a whole chapter to the best card tricks, I have included a number of simpler tricks with cards in other parts of the book.

  • AUTHOR'S NOTE
  • THE PRINCE OF WALES AS A CONJURER
  • THOUGHT-READING TRICKS
    • Mind-Reading Magic
    • Seeing Through the Envelopes
    • Reading the News
    • A Remarkable Card Trick
    • Another Code
    • The Domino Trick
    • The Tell-Tale Touch
    • A Six-Fold...
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J. C. Cannell
Modern Conjuring by J. C. Cannell
  • Card Tricks
    • The Four Burglars
    • Divination
    • An Exhibition of Thought-Reading
    • The Disappearing Ace
    • Another Thought-Reading Trick
    • Hypnotic Selection
    • The Four Burglars Again
  • Tricks with Ordinary Handkerchiefs
    • Parachute
    • Doubling the Allotment
    • The Puzzle Knot
    • The Stretched Handkerchief
    • The Salamandic Handkerchief
    • The Flash Handkerchief
    • The Acrobatic Handkerchief
    • Handkerchief Knotting Act
    • The Instantaneous Knot
    • One-Handed Knot
    • Double Instantaneous Knot
  • Paper Magic
    • Trough
    • Easy Aeroplane Fold
    • Chrysalis Beads
    • Christmas Crackers
    • Slap Bang
    • Doorway Scoring Game
  • Conjuring...
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