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Ken Allen

Ken Allen

(USA: 1928 - May 20th 2009)

Worked in Abbott's New York shop (by 1952). Pro performer-dealer-prop maker (Ken Allen Products) in Union City, New Jersey, from 1954 until sold in 1965 to Bob Follmer of Rochester, New York. Edited Allen's Attic 1954-62 (24 issues) as house organ.

Invented Chinatown Quarter (by 1954), Jumping Gems (1954), George (1954), Soo-Zee (in 1950s), and Alvin the Chipmunk sucker card trick (1959). Marketed Carl Wolf's Lock of Gibraltar and Tom Seller's Monkey Bar (1955).

Wrote Do-It-Yourself Lecture No.1 (1957, 29pp), Pilfered Patter No.1 (1958, 23pp), and Tips: Tricks, Ideas, Patter & Suggestions (1959, 56pp).

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Ken Allen
Do-It-Yourself Book by Ken Allen

Dealer-quality magic effects, props, hacks, and upgrades you can make at home.

This ebook was clearly ahead of its time, as the effects are classic and timeless. There's something in it for every magician. One effect, "A Stunning Transposition", if sold by itself at a dealer, would sell for twice what the entire book sells for. Even if you're all thumbs, the author's clear descriptions and illustrations make it easy to craft amazing effects, props, and utility items that you'll be proud to use and amaze with. Contains a nice variety of effects, tips, and practical suggestions for close-up,...

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Pilfered Patter 1.5 by Ken Allen

People who know comedy recommend Ken Allen's Pilfered Patter as the book to get. Don Lawton, Bill Larsen Jr., John Braun and other professional entertainers and comedy writers raved about the material in Pilfered Patter No. 1. But we didn't stop there. Introducing Pilfered Patter 1.5, the new and improved ebook of comic monologues, one- and two-liners, gags, jokes and funny stories to intersperse during or between effects in your routine.

Nothing is off limits - not even sex - which is why this ebook carries a warning that it may not be appropriate for those under 17 years of age. (There's...

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Tips by Ken Allen

On a budget? Can't find audience-friendly magic at the magic shop? Then build your own with this great collection of 52 magic tips, ideas, patter and suggestions (or in other words, T.I.P.S.)

Even if you're all thumbs, the author's clear descriptions and illustrations makes it easy to craft amazing effects, props and utility items. He also reveals the source of an incredible building material, as well as finishing tips.

Magic reviewers, dealers and magicians everywhere all agree that TIPS contains the largest collection of new, easy to make practical magic than books five times the price....

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