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Laurie Ireland

(Minnesota, USA: 1899 - 27th April 1954) Joined circus in teens (1915) when his job was "cranking the apparatus for a floating lady illusion". Demonstrator in Berg's "Princess Magic Shop" in Chicago 1925-26, except the summers when he traveled with a carnival, operating the weight-guessing concession. Then since 1926 a full-time pro dealer in Chicago (Ireland Magic Shop). In 1940 married Frances Ireland, who continued the business after his death from cirrhosis of the liver.

Invented the Ireland Thimble Holder, Cage of Ophira, Multiplying Golf Balls (by 1931), the red-black shuffle (by 1935), and Jo-Ann Duck (by 1937).

Wrote Ireland Writes a Book [1931, 35pp], Exclusive Magic From Our Notebook [1933, 22pp, with King], etc. Edited Ireland Yearbook 1934-54.

Coauthors: Paul Studham, Jasper Ward, Edward Marlo

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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1945 by Laurie Ireland
  • The Unique Twentieth Century Silks
  • Glen Gloye's Necktie Trick
  • Practical Suggestions For The Welsh Rarebit Pan
  • Card Filtration
  • Back To Back
  • Betchas
  • The Magic Sharpshooter
  • Reversette
  • An Original Routine With The Milk Pitcher And Other Items Most Magicians Have
  • Wild Beer
  • My Favorite Card Routine
  • Cold Fire — The Magic Torch
  • The Earl Morgan Floating Ball
  • Using A Dart Board
  • Balloon To A Bouquet Of Flowers
  • The Hindu Rope Trick
  • The Z Ray Box
  • The Inexhaustible Hat
  • Tantalizing Thimbles
  • Rodeo Magic
  • "That's All" Wand
  • A New Idea On The 20th Century Trick
  • The Joe Sherman Spelling...
2021 / 9 / 21
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1942 by Laurie Ireland
  • A Different Kind Of Penetration
  • Routines For Clippo
  • Matchless Magic
  • An Alka Seltzer GAG
  • A Pick Pocket Gag
  • Ideas For Wiztax
  • Cigarettes - Cigars - Pipe
  • A New Deal In Poker
  • Douglas Kelly's Telephone Trick
  • A Suggestion For A New "Levitator"
  • A Bit Of Patter
  • New Routine For The Quarter In The Beer Mug
  • Making The Most Of The Newspaper Tearing Trick
  • The Health Magician
  • Black Jack Magic
  • The Card In The Mirror
1st edition 1942, 23 pages; PDF 27 pages.
2021 / 6 / 7
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1940 by Laurie Ireland
  • The Card In The Sandwich
  • Misdirection Card Change
  • Card And Whiskbroom
  • Everready Pencil Trick
  • The Coca Cola Bottle And Nipple Effect
  • Card Control
  • The Spirit Bar
  • The Vanishing Cane For Close Up
  • A Hanging Episode
  • Magician's Lucky Card
  • Deuces And Trays
  • Manipulative Dollar
  • Reverse Card Trick
  • Ireland's "Live Bait" Card Fishing Trick Manuscript
  • Color Change With A Laugh
  • A Diachylon Trick
1st edition 1940, 25 pages; PDF 29 pages.
2021 / 5 / 4
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1944 by Laurie Ireland
  • Introduction
  • Yogi Ray's Night Club Milk Glass
  • Jack Becomes An Aviator
  • Chix - Levitation
  • Buy Bonds
  • A Tip On A Tip
  • Victory Birdhouse Silk Production & Vanish
  • Mental Disclosure
  • Sense And Nonsense With Cards
  • A Routine For The Twentieth Century And Other Standard Magic
  • Glorifying The Dancing Handkerchief
  • The Migrating Card
  • A Follow Up
  • Four Corks And A Hat
  • Two Number Tricks
  • Gag With A Lady's Purse
  • A New Wrinkle For The Passe Passe Comedy Bottles
  • Your Mind Has Told Me So
  • Rope Through The Neck
  • Bottle Of Smoke
  • Modern Chapeaugraphy
  • Sgt. Jack Blades' Balls And Ribbons From The Mouth...
2021 / 4 / 27
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1938 by Laurie Ireland
  • Preface
  • It Changes, It Shrinks, It Vanishes
  • Big And Little Sponge Ball Transposition
  • Mating The Cards With Jumbo Cards
  • Card Control
  • Coin Routine With A Silk
  • Thimble Holder In The Trouser Pocket
  • Thimble Surprise
  • One Ahead Coin Routine
  • Misdirection For The Two Handed Pass
  • Effective Golf Ball Move
  • You Caught Me That Time
  • Ireland's Two Card Trick
1st edition 1938, 18 pages; PDF 27 pages.
2021 / 4 / 19
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1937 by Laurie Ireland
  • The Rabbit Bag
  • A Novel Pigeon Production
  • The Human Pin Cushion Torture Box
  • How To Clean Celluloid Eggs
  • Surprise Finish For The Alarm Clock Production
  • A Modern Noahs' Ark
  • The Artist Draws A Picture Of A Rabbit And The Picture Comes To Life
1st edition 1937, 19 pages; PDF 24 pages.
2021 / 1 / 30
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1936 by Laurie Ireland
  • Introduction
  • Ireland's New Okito Coin Box Routine
  • Ireland's Comedy Bullet Catching Trick
  • Cups And Dollar Bills
  • Ireland's Four Ace Trick
  • Just A Little Different Thimble Pass
  • Burlesque Explanation Of The De Muth Glass Penetration
  • Ireland's Three Sponge Ball Trick
  • Annie Oakley Outdone!
  • Super Billiard Ball Pass
  • The Opium Peddler And His Three Dream Pipes
1st edition 1936, 19 pages; PDF 26 pages.
2021 / 1 / 16
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1935 by Laurie Ireland

From the introduction:

In the past few years I have written several books on general magic, all of which have been very favorably received by the magical group. For the first time I have now written a book on two specialized types of magic. Having practiced card tricks since infancy, and having a personal liking for good coin tricks, I am setting forth herein some of the fruits of my studies on these two subjects.

  • Introduction
  • Hints For Amateurs On Forcing Cards
  • The Automatic Jig Saw Puzzle Worker
  • To Fully Restore The Card
  • A Perfect False Riffle Shuffle
  • A False Count To Be Used...
2021 / 1 / 10
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1943 by Laurie Ireland
  • The Prize Winner Rope Trick
  • Patter For Any Newspaper Trick
  • The Care Of Celluloid Gimmicks
  • A Bit Of Patter For The Snake In The Basket, Snake That Unties Itself Or Any Other Snake Trick
  • Charlie Levett's Idea On The Miracle Egg Trick
  • The Patriotic Illusion
  • The Utility Loaf Of Bread
  • Are You Psychic?
  • Earl Morgan's Rising Elame
  • Ed Marlo's Simple Dice Routine
  • High Caliber Production
  • How To Wind And Tie A Turban
  • Old Sour Puss
  • Laurie Ireland's Blindfold Poker Deal
  • You Always Have A Handkerchief......!
  • The Little Bunny That Eats!
  • The Brassiere
  • The Little Hindu
  • Miss Fatima
  • Dr. Finkle's...
2020 / 11 / 21
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1934 by Laurie Ireland

This was Laurie Ireland's first Year Book. Many more would follow. From the introduction:

One of the greatest delights of a magician-mechanic is the invention of a new trick, or a new gimmick, or a new move. On the ensuing pages are the results of hours and hours of experimental work. Everything herein described has been actually built and proved to be practical.

  • Introduction
  • Ireland's Rubber Band Thumb Tie Method
  • A Tip On Tongueing A Cigarette
  • Goofy Deck
  • Troublewit Idea For Children
  • Here There And Everywhere Card Routine
  • More Golf Ball Moves
  • Cups And Balls Moves And Ideas
  • New...
2020 / 11 / 1
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Laurie Ireland & Edward Marlo
Bull's-Eye Coin Tricks by Laurie Ireland & Edward Marlo

Includes the Human Slot Machine and other guaranteed laugh jackpots, a modern line of patter for the Miser's Dream, a complete routine with a single coin, and tricks with coins of all sizes. Photographically illustrated.

Paul Fleming wrote:

This 28-page booklet is printed by the offset method from neatly typed manuscript; it is illustrated with 43 photographic reproductions (some of which are less clear than could be desired, and are not always in complete agreement with the text; and is bound in soft boards. It contains nine items by Edward Marlo, eleven by L. L. Ireland, and one by Paul Studham. ...

2016 / 10 / 30
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Laurie Ireland & Paul Studham & Jasper Ward
Black Art: a DIY version by Laurie Ireland & Paul Studham & Jasper Ward

The cry from TV, big Show Business, small Show Business, School Shows, is for something new, something different. Black Art is a new art to this generation. Dolinoff, Black Theatre of Prague, Ralph Adams, have all been featured on TV, but only these few have practiced this great Black Art. In this ebook you learn all about it, from a do-it-yourself standpoint. There are three complete acts fully described, what to do and how to do it, with details for a modern, portable presentation that can be done anywhere. A modern bar act, a noisy, fascinating spook act, and a children's routine the kids...

2015 / 3 / 8
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Original Cup and Ball Routines by Laurie Ireland

The original routines of one of the greatest cup and ball men of all time. Completely revised, edited, amplified and co-ordinated. The whole field of cups and balls in one comprehensive ebook.

Illustrated with dozens and dozens of clear line drawings and written so you can follow the routines with clarity and simplicity. One of the big features is the Double Load used by so many professionals. You will enjoy learning to use your cups and balls with the aide of this great ebook.

Part first released in 1937. 1st edition 1961; 1st digital edition 2013, 74 pages.

2013 / 2 / 24
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Laurie Ireland
Lessons in Dishonesty by Laurie Ireland

An absolute expert in card manipulation, Ireland brings you here authoritative instructions on bottom and second dealing, a gambling routine, and instructions on the false count. This is ideal material because it is fully illustrated with line drawings by Steranko, plus a series of photographs taken from life. Belongs in the library of every card man.

1st edition 1938, revised in 1963, 24 pages; 1st digital edition 2012, 25 pages.

2012 / 10 / 28
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