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What you say during your performance is probably more important than what you do, except of course if you are performing a silent act. However, most magicians focus on technique. Nothing wrong about spending a lot of time on moves, but spend at least the same amount of time on honing your presentation, what you say, when you say it and how you say it.
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Larry Brodahl
Scripted #4: The 21 Card Trick by Larry Brodahl

A free e-Manuscript that illustrates how scripting, routining and analysis can turn even the oldest and most well known trick into a true performance piece.

Who doesn't know the 21 card trick?

Nobody, that's who. And that unfortunately includes many laymen. So, the author of "HOW TO WRITE A SCRIPT" decided to tackle this trick - in it's classical format - as a challenge to create a script and handling that disguises the mathematical method while entertaining the onlookers.

This ebook supplies the script and simple moves that resulted from that challenge. The script has audience involvement,...

2016 / 7 / 2
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Larry Brodahl
Scripted #15: cut and restored ribbon by Larry Brodahl

A free e-manuscript that explores an age old method to show the power of scripting and analysis.

One of the joys of magic is going through old and dusty ideas and actually finding usable material. This is one of those.

An old, old trick - routined, and scripted - that will fit into a parlor or stage act with almost no difficulty. A trick that - while not a world-beater - will still fool and entertain your audience. A trick that you can keep in your act for those days where you need just a couple of minutes more material.

This ebook gives you every line, joke, piece of timing, setup,...

2017 / 11 / 25
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Larry Brodahl
Scripted #22: vanishing figure 8 knot by Larry Brodahl

How to tie a vanishing figure 8 knot and a script that makes the process more enjoyable and entertaining.

Everyone probably knows how to vanish an overhand knot, or even a Chefalo knot. But how many know how to vanish a figure 8 knot?

How to tie a true figure 8 knot as well as the false figure 8 knot are both shown and are virtually identical. The script provided shows how it can stand on it's own, but it would also fit nicely into a routine with knots. An audience member can even help you tie the knot, and they'll be none the wiser.

Best of all, it's free.

1st edition 2018, 20 pages....

2018 / 9 / 9
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Geo DeLawrence
Some Card Effects and Magical Talks by Geo DeLawrence

This is quite an interesting booklet with very nice ideas for patter, as well as some card effects. Particularly noteworthy is a hilarious burlesque mind reading act. You have to check this one out!

1st edition, 1919, F. G. Thayer, Los Angeles; 45 pages.

  1. A Few Remarks
  2. Opening Patter
  3. Some Card Effects and Accompanying Patter:
  4. Four Ace Combination
  5. The Wrapped Cards Divided by a Knife
  6. Transposition
  7. Miscellaneous Patter:
  8. Kling Klang
  9. Solid Through Solid
  10. Straight Jacket Escape
  11. The Rabbit Pan
  12. The Spirit Hand
  13. The Egg Bag
  14. The Twentieth Century Handkerchief Trick
  15. Cards from the Pocket ...
2005 / 9 / 4
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Geo DeLawrence
Another Vaudeville Magic Act by Geo DeLawrence

Two vaudeville comedy magic acts are described in terms of props stage setting and patter.

1st edition, 1922?, Geo DeLawrence; 25 pages.

  1. Introductory
  2. Props and Stage Setting (First Act)
  3. Props and Stage Setting (Second Act)
  4. Comedy Act: No. 1
  5. Patter for Act No. 2
2005 / 9 / 9
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Geo DeLawrence
Pithy Patter by Geo DeLawrence

This is another of DeLawrence's humorous patter booklets. Among others you will find patter for 'rising cards', 'spirit slates', 'multiplying billiard balls' and 'card in egg'. The humor is almost 100 years old but still makes one laugh or smile and could therefore be a good source of inspiration for a new and modern presentation. Don't dismiss the old stuff just because it is old.

1st edition, 1920, Heaney Magic Co., Wisconsin; 31 pages.

  1. Introductory
  2. Opening Patter
  3. Opening Patter for a Stage
  4. Another Variety of Opening Patter
  5. Rising Cards
  6. Here, There, or Where?
  7. The Card in the Egg ...
2005 / 9 / 9
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Roger Barkann
Patent Pending by Roger Barkann

This is a funny patter and presentation routine, with which the author has been bringing down the house. You patter along with magical solutions of all the problems confronting the U. S. Government, war, peace, employment, hunger, G.I.'s, housing, ...

It is flexible enough for you to use the tricks that you already own, or add almost anything you like.

Paul Fleming wrote:

Patent Pending describes an "act" in which the magician is introduced to his audience as an "incredible inventive genius" who is devoting his time to helping to win the war but is, sad to relate, somewhat "screwy." The performer...

2016 / 5 / 2
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Robert Orben
Tag-Lines by Robert Orben

Once a script writer for Jack Paar's show (1962-63) and Red Skelton's show (1964-70), has also written for Dick Gregory (six years), and was a speechwriter for President Gerald Ford in 1973-77.

One-liners, flip lines, gags and patter. Many of these one-lines are still good today. Others just need some updating but still very funny stuff.

The real benefit of having this material available in digital form is to be able to search for particular words and phrases which related to your performance, occasion or venue. This makes it much easier to find suitable comedy lines.

1st edition 1954,...

2016 / 1 / 16
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Will Alma
Magical Patter by Will Alma

Contains over 70 sure fire patter gags. Up to the minute humor that will liven up your act.

PDF 8 pages

2018 / 5 / 25
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Will Alma
More Magical Patter by Will Alma

Over 70 more good gags. This is a continuation of Magical Patter. Every gag has been tried and tested.

PDF 8 pages.

2018 / 5 / 25
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Dave Arch
Volunteer Game by Dave Arch

The next time you select a volunteer for one of your magic routines, why not play a quick game of chance to decide who the volunteer's going to be? Yet . . . do so with total confidence that the person you want to use in your show is always the one who wins the game.

Here are two different versions where numbered word cards are selected by various members of the audience and then read aloud in numerical order by the audience members. From experience, it is strongly suggested that you consider using both versions in the same show. Both times you use these cards the audience laughs louder...

2018 / 11 / 25
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Val Andrews
Magic of Christmas by Val Andrews

Val Andrews sent this booklet to his customers during the 1988 Christmas season. It features stories and recollections involving Christmas and magic.

  • It's the Thought that Counts!
  • The Christmas when 'Pimpo' came to Brighton
  • Christmas Day in the Workhouse
  • A Gathering of Greats
  • Abanazer

1st edition 1988, 12 pages; PDF 14 pages.

2019 / 1 / 15
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Magus
Something Old, Something New by Magus

This ebook contains lots of comedy for any age group with new patter and routines with apparatus, which you may already own. Entertaining children is generally known, to be one of the most lucrative branches of magic - and this contains plenty of kid stuff. Also contained herein are Gospel Lessons, Mental Effects and Escape Ideas. Everything with a novel setting for some of our most popular standard effects - such as: The Milk Pitcher, Egg Bag, Dove Pan, Vanishing Canes, Liquid Appear, Bang Gun, Six Card Repeat and more. All audience tested.

  • Introduction
  • What Is An Orange Made Of???
  • Polluted...
2015 / 12 / 15
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Wolfgang Riebe
Comedy Fillers: 200 Quips and One-Liners by Wolfgang Riebe

Are you a magician, comedian, speaker, entertainer or anyone that interacts with an audience? Do you have moments in your show/presentation that are quiet and you feel you need just one quip, joke or one-liner joke that would break the silence and add much needed humour?

Here are 200 short jokes and witty comments covering a wide variety of topics that are ideal to add into any show and help with continuity. The ebook is called "Fillers" because that is exactly what these jokes are ... filler material to keep your show running smoothly and put smiles on the faces of your audience.

This...

2018 / 5 / 11
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Wolfgang Riebe
100 Card Trick One-Liner Jokes by Wolfgang Riebe

The most popular magic tricks amongst magicians are card tricks, yet there are few jokes and sayings that cover those ‘quiet’ moments between tricks and moves. Here you will find many. What about just adding some comedy entertainment to your next card trick? Looking for the right quick one-line joke - you should find one, or many more here.

1st edition 2020, PDF 15 pages.

2020 / 4 / 14
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Bert Douglas
Patter in Rhyme by Bert Douglas

Most of us are guilty of spending too little time on developing a unique and personal presentation. We rather work on perfecting moves and techniques. There is nothing against improving and honing your sleights, but we should spend equally on perfecting our presentation. Using rhymes is one way to develop an entertaining and memorable presentation. This booklet suggests rhymes for several classic effects such as 'Torn and Restored Newspaper', 'Cards up the Sleeve', 'Cut and Restored Rope', 'The Silk and Egg', 'Color Changing Silks', 'Passe Passe Bottles' and more. You can either take these rhymes...

2005 / 12 / 26
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Jack Shepherd
Who Done It? by Jack Shepherd

A magical mystery in one act.

From the introduction:

It will be obvious after reading this manuscript that for the actual magical methods it would be simple to substitute other methods and other apparatus and still keep the basic idea. This is for the reader to decide, but we would suggest that if this is done, the apparatus used should be of a simple nature and not elaborate conjuring properties, as these would divert the attention of the audience from the story and routine to the magical mechanics, and it is the story that counts. The only way to get something really new is by a new...

2015 / 7 / 6
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Wallace Lee
X-Jargon by Wallace Lee

This manuscript explains the art of "Double Talk" and how to use this to your advantage in magic shows.

PDF 8 pages.

2015 / 7 / 20
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George Mackenzie Munro
A Night with the Moon by George Mackenzie Munro

Old long-forgotten classics can be a real novelty for your audience. This is the case of the two very easy-to-do comical "sketches" or so-called chalk talks. Learning to draw the simple figures described in this hard-to-find manuscript, and you are always ready to entertain your audience.

From the introduction

The execution of the "sketches" included in the performance of these clever comical creations cannot fail to please the most exacting audience, the performer, be he or she ever so ignorant of the art of sketching, may produce them without much practice, and by their means, together...

2016 / 7 / 11
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Sydney de Hempsey
Punch and Judy by Sydney de Hempsey

This is the complete dialog for the presentation of PUNCH and JUDY.

The figures used in this dialog and in order of their appearance are as follows: Punch — Dog Toby — Judy — Baby — Beadle or Policeman — Joey the Clown — Crocodile — Ghost — Doctor.

In addition to the above, the following properties are used: Punch's stick — Sausages — Frying Pan — Gallows — Coffin — The Pall.

1st digital edition 2016, 10 pages.

2016 / 8 / 14
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Will Andrade
Magical Patter by Will Andrade

A compilation of humorous patter routines, suitable for various tricks and illusions. Specially arranged for the magical entertainer. Gags to suit every situation.

PDF 16 pages

2018 / 5 / 8
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Jimmy Muir
Funny Stuff by Jimmy Muir

Have you ever wanted to be the life of the party? The fellow everyone counts on to deliver a good laugh? Or make light of a situation at just the perfect time?

Jimmy Muir has this knack. And he reveals all in this worthy successor to his Laugh Lines manuscripts with this booklet, packed to the gills with great material, including gags, one-liners, and good-natured heckler-stoppers which you can put to immediate use.

If you didn't know better, you'd think that Jimmy was Johnny Carson's brother, for they both had a knack for perfect timing and were masters of having fun ... more often at...

2018 / 6 / 19
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Oswald Rae
Practical Patter for Practical Magicians by Oswald Rae

From the preface:

Patter fulfils very useful purposes. It serves to entertain and keep an audience in a good humour, also it occupies their minds, and is invaluable as an aid to misdirection. The patter herein has been carefully written round each effect, with due allowance for necessary moves, misdirection and dramatic effect. Obviously much of it can be used for other magical effects, if required, and most performers will doubtless make alterations to suit their own particular style.

  • Preface
  • The Clock Dial
  • The Elusive Blocks
  • Perplexing Politics
  • "Matter Through Matter"
  • Aerial Treasury ...
2020 / 4 / 5
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Harlan Tarbell
How to Chalk Talk by Harlan Tarbell

The chalk talk is an almost forgotten entertainment type. The only time I have seen a chalk talk was on a Saturday Night Live show. The idea of the chalk talk is to combine story telling with drawing usually in a funny way. Today one can do this with a whiteboard. You don't need to be a skilled artist to do a chalk talk.

1st edition 1924; PDF 70 pages.

2007 / 3 / 9
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George Schulte
Magical Monologues by George Schulte
  • Introduction
  • Opening Patter
  • The Chinese Rice Bowls
  • Coffee, Milk and Sugar Trick
  • The Enchanted Bird Cage
  • The Aerial Treasury
  • The Magic Duck Pan
  • The Flying Bird Gage
  • The Mysterious Clock Dial
  • The Traveling Bottle and Glass
  • The Rising Cards
  • The Multiplying Billiard Ball
  • The Floating Ball
  • The Ten Ichi Thumb Tie
  • The Mysterious Linking Rings
  • The Japanese Wonder Bowl
  • Closing Patter
1st edition 1919, 42 pages; 1st digital edition 2017, 33 pages.
2017 / 2 / 3
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Ken Allen
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...

2019 / 1 / 6
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Alex De Vega
Patterettes by Alex De Vega

From the Foreword:

"Patterettes" is not really a book of Patter. Personally I do not believe in ready-made Patter; which is like ready-made clothing - must be altered to suit the individual. "Patterettes" is rather a collection of snappy little gags that may be added to your patter at your discretion. I do not claim originality for what is to follow: some are original but many are not. They are taken from my "gag books" in which I have collected many notes of little sayings, jokes, etc. which I have made suitable for patter in connection with conjuring and the allied arts.

  • Foreword ...
2020 / 4 / 11
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George Mackenzie Munro
Art in Ten Minutes by George Mackenzie Munro

A lightning sketch lecture.

The presentation of this amusing "Lightning Sketching" act involves no particular skill. Very little practice is required to produce the drawings that illustrate the booklet.

This ebook can also function as an introduction to learning to draw, because it takes the reader from the most simple beginnings of drawing (dots and straight lines) all the way to rather impressive sketches which can be achieved literally with a few well placed strokes.

  • Foreword
  • Presentation
  • Fishes
  • Notes On The "Birds" Sketch
  • The Restless Fays
1st edition 1922, 27 pages; PDF...
2020 / 7 / 17
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George Mackenzie Munro
The Lightning Sketcher by George Mackenzie Munro

An attractive rapid sketching act suitable for any entertainment. Easily acquired by means of the guide to presentations, non-technical self-instructor. Includes 30 exclusive lightning, reversible, and plain line sketches. Accompanied with the appropriate and witty patter. Anyone can do it. Little practice required. No preparation necessary.

  • A Triangular Yacht
  • Oval Oddities
  • An Animal With Points
  • The Cat
  • A Fruitful Pear
  • A Full Man From An Empty Coffin
  • Reversible Sketches
  • Line Sketches
  • Suggested "Patter" For Lightning Sketches
1st edition 1925, 32 pages; PDF 23 pages.
2020 / 7 / 18
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Brian T. Lees
Body Language by Brian T. Lees

As entertainers we must use every tool available to delivery our magic to the audience. Body language, often not considered, enhances the connection, compliments the communication and directly impacts the entertainment factor. This ebook identifies body language. It is an attempt to bring the skills associated with theater into the hands of the magician. We have to play to those in the back row and balcony. The best approach is to entertain using your full body.

  • Body language
  • Body elements
  • Timing and body language
  • Body language comparisons
  • Wrapping it up
1st edition 2020, PDF 16 pages....
2020 / 10 / 15
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Various Authors
Occult by Various Authors

A collection of stories of the supernatural. These are great starting points to develop your patter for bizarre or otherwise weird and scary plot lines.

  • The Guide (Irene Amesbury)
  • Call of the Pool Goddess (John C. Craig)
  • The Room without Windows (W. P. Cockcroft)
  • The Bride of Yum-Chac (Henry Rawle)
  • The Fulfilment (Alexander O. Pearson)
  • Sir Rodney keeps a Date (Andrew Ringwood)
  • The Window (Winfred M. Carnegie)
  • Binker's Ghost (A. C. Bailey)

PDF 58 pages

2018 / 9 / 16
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Jesse Lewis
Skit Builder by Jesse Lewis

Want to make your show different? Can't figure out how? We all do some of the same basic skits in our hypnosis shows and it is time to stop. It is time to take control of your show and make it DIFFERENT! In this skit building workshop you will discover the secrets of making your show Unique and creating a show that uses classic skits but in a different way than everyone else.

Price is Just $7 You cannot go wrong!

[You will receive a PDF workbook and an MP3 audio file. Download both from your digital shelf.]

workbook 10 pages, audio length 18 minutes.

2016 / 2 / 20
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Paul A. Lelekis
Patter Ideas and the Incomplete Faro by Paul A. Lelekis

Illustrated by Tony Dunn.

Learn the rich 1,000 year history of the Jacks (or Knaves) and King of Hearts...and also learn many excellent patter ideas. Also learn their real meanings and excellent presentations to really "spice up" your card magic. In addition, learn all about Paul's awesome underground sleight, The Incomplete Faro Transfer and learn an amazing trick to use with it, The Indicator! No Perfect Faro is used.

This underground sleight is brilliant and will "fool" the pros. The method is simplicity itself yet the execution is diabolical. The Indicator seems to be impossible and...

2017 / 2 / 20
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Wolfgang Riebe
200 Politically Correct One-Liner Jokes for Magicians by Wolfgang Riebe

The world has changed - radically! Being an entertainer and telling jokes has gone from 'having fun' with the audience to complaints about every possible issue. Political Correctness now rules. Whatever your view on the issue, the new reality is that all entertainers now need to be more aware than ever before not to offend an audience member. Hence the need for one-liner jokes that are non-political, non-religious, non-sexual, and just about non-everything.

As much as is humanly possible, jokes from past books and new ones have been combined in the ebook that will 'hopefully' not offend anyone....

2021 / 4 / 10
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Various Authors
Talk: palaver and patter by Various Authors

This ebook is a "Panorama of Professional Prose Palaver and Polished Poetical Patter". It is a collection of six previous Abbott publications:

  • Practical Patter by Percy Abbot
  • Patter Punches by Sol Stone
  • Routines In Rhyme by Bill West
  • Merrier Magical Chatter by Don Rogers
  • 202 Ways To Stop Hecklers by Otis Manning
  • Punch And Judy by Sydney de Hempsey
There are hundreds of routines and ideas for the talking trixter and magic-comedian.

PDF 127 pages

2016 / 3 / 5
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Larry Brodahl
Scripted #1 by Larry Brodahl

A script and performance video showing how the Professors Nightmare and Fiber Optics can make a fun and mystifying routine.

One of the more difficult tasks facing magicians is coming up with scripts - of any sort. But it's even harder for tricks that have no preset routine - such as the Professors Nightmare and Fiber Optics. How do you explain to an audience in a reasonable manner how and why this fabulous visual magic is happening?

Well, the author of How To Write A Script shows you how he used his methodology to write a script that successfully blends the Professors Nightmare with the moves from Fiber Optics...

2016 / 3 / 26
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Larry Brodahl
Scripted #2: Malini Egg Bag by Larry Brodahl

A script, analysis, and performance video showing how entertaining and mystifying a trick the Egg Bag can be. And without using the "Hide the egg under my arm" type gags.

One of the more difficult tasks facing magicians is coming up with scripts - of any sort. But it's even harder for tricks that have no preset routine - such as the Egg Bag. How do you explain to an audience in a reasonable manner how and why you're doing this? How do you make this magical? How do you create the climax? And how do you do this without retreading old ideas, such as the "fake hide-theegg-under-the-arm gag"? ...

2016 / 5 / 2
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Larry Brodahl
Scripted #3: Sympathetic Silks by Larry Brodahl

A fairly forgotten classic turned into a beautiful performance piece for any group. Includes the script, full instructions, and a performance video.

One of the more difficult tasks facing magicians is coming up with scripts - of any sort. How do you explain to an audience in a reasonable manner how and why this fabulous magic is happening?

Well, the author of How To Write A Script shows you how he used his methodology to write a script that successfully explains...in a bare minimum of script...the Sympathetic Silks.

Part of the scripts' charm is that the audience sees a trick performed in just FOUR words. ...

2016 / 5 / 21
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Larry Brodahl
Scripted #5: Lie Detector by Larry Brodahl

Nick Trost's Automatic Lie Speller turned into two different scripts complete with by-play, jokes, and mystery.

One of the more difficult tasks facing magicians is coming up with scripts - of any sort. How do you explain to an audience in a reasonable manner how and why a deck of cards can detect and correct lies? Well, the author of How To Write a Script shows you how he used his methodology to write a script that successfully explains the power of Nick Trost's Automatic Lie Speller.

There are actually two scripts given. One is for groups where you want to involve more than one person, and whispering would...

2016 / 7 / 31
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Larry Brodahl
Scripted #6: Lie Detector with 4 Objects by Larry Brodahl

Imagine a self working trick that uses 4 objects and only three questions that allows you to determine which object or objects the spectator(s) are thinking of. Now add fun, misdirection, and a performance video.

One of the more difficult tasks facing magicians is coming up with scripts - of any sort. Especially a routine where you have 1 or more audience members mentally select any of 4 objects and then answer 3 questions with either lies or the truth. And you identify the truthtellers -vs- the liars, and you discern which object they were thinking of.

How do you explain to an audience,...

2016 / 8 / 23
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Larry Brodahl
Scripted #7: Solution 6 by Larry Brodahl

A reworking of the 6 Card Repeat like none other. Using no gimmicked cards, the trick has a funny and visual plot, and for once a true climax.

Are you looking for a methodology and script for the 6 Card Repeat that steps outside the usual plot of "I saw a guy count 1,2,3,4,5,6 cards, throw away 1,2,3 and he still had 6 cards"?

Because let's face it, the story is silly, doesn't have any spectator 'hook' nor does it have a recognizable climax beyond the weak ending of "And I still don't know how he did it."

Well, the author of How To Write A Script shows you how he used his methodology to adapt a script...

2016 / 10 / 1
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Larry Brodahl
Scripted #8: Counting on Lothar by Larry Brodahl

This is a complete script and revised handling for the COUNTING ON LOTHAR trick, perhaps one of the strangest and mystifying card tricks around. It allows the magician to predict the past, the present, and even the future.

One of the more difficult tasks facing magicians is coming up with scripts – of any sort. Especially a script that has to account for dealing and counting processes, unusual display processes, and a trick that has no climax. This is a complete script and revised handling for the COUNTING ON LOTHAR trick, perhaps one of the strangest and mystifying card tricks around....

2016 / 11 / 6
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Larry Brodahl
Scripted #9: Serendipity Deck by Larry Brodahl

Imagine being able to control coincidence. Where the time and location of two events determines the outcome of the events. This script and full instructions explains how.

Imagine being able to control coincidence. Where the time and location of two events determines the outcome of the events. Now you can!

The magician removes a BLUE backed card from his pocket as he talks about coincidence, and how coincidence is decided by two factors: physical proximity and time. He has someone sit on the card. He then removes a RED backed deck from his pocket, and spreads the cards out front and back...

2016 / 12 / 4
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Larry Brodahl
Scripted #10: Brody's Choker by Larry Brodahl

This is a complete script and revised handling for the Grandmother's Necklace principle, which not only fools people, but entertains them.

One of the more difficult tasks facing magicians is coming up with scripts - of any sort. Especially with a trick that is old and tread worn, like Grandmother's Necklace. This is a complete script and revised handling for the Grandmother's Necklace principle, including a variation in how the trick works.

The effect is that the magician, using 2 volunteers from the audience, causes 2 differently colored ropes to completely pass through the spectators'...

2017 / 2 / 7
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Larry Brodahl
Scripted #11: Rising Card by Larry Brodahl

A script and method for the Rising card trick where the spectator goes through the deck and selects the card to rise. Can be done within inches of the audience with no sleight of hand.

One of the more difficult tasks facing magicians is coming up with scripts - of any sort. A script that highlights the magic while still being relatable to the audience.

The effect is that the magician shuffles and then hands the spectator the deck of cards, while explaining that he's going to do a trick onehanded. The spectator HIMSELF removes one card and puts it face down on the table, and then gives...

2017 / 4 / 4
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Harlan Tarbell
Chalk Talk Stunts by Harlan Tarbell
  • Introduction
  • Preparations For A Chalk Talk
  • The Lazy Man’s Chalk Talk
  • Evolution Pictures
  • Roman Art
  • Upside Down Stunt
  • Holiday Suggestions
  • The Circle, The Triangle, And The Square
  • Easy Human Figure Drawing For Chalk Talks
  • Chalk Talk Phases Of The World War
  • A Novelty Telephone Stunt
  • Coloring A Picture
  • A Youthful Chalk Talker

1st edition 1926, 101 pages; digital edition 2017, 75 pages.

2017 / 6 / 4
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Larry Brodahl
Scripted #19: Sidewalk Shuffle by Larry Brodahl

For all performing venues, the classic monte style trick, scripted in two different ways to allow the trick to be performed at any time in your parlor/stage routines.

Note: The trick is not fully explained. You MUST own the trick to be able to perform this.

For all performing venues. The classic monte style trick, scripted in two different ways to allow the trick to be performed at any time in your parlor/stage routines. The scripts also removes any "sting" for the spectators, simplifies the handling, and fools the spectators while giving the trick an understandable, clear, and amusing...

2018 / 4 / 21
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Jimmy Muir & B. W. McCarron
How to M.C. And Put A Show Together by Jimmy Muir & B. W. McCarron

Many performers are called upon, at one time or another, to host a show. Now you can prepare yourself in advance, to deliver a dynamic and exciting performance. Whether it's for a talent show, a two-hour evening show, or a variety telethon in front of a TV audience, being the Master of Ceremonies can be a fun and rewarding experience - if you know what you're doing.

The authors, who have performed as emcees for magic shows, beauty pageants, fairs, outdoor festivals, in hotels, and on theatre stages for hundreds of performances, reveal all their tips and secrets in this easy-to-understand...

2019 / 7 / 8
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John Wade
Do Get The Name Right by John Wade

The pro guide to better compèring.

From the introduction by Billy McComb:

He's written a leaflet ... I shall not call it a book ... on Compering ... this bearded idiot. I've read it and regrettably he seems to know what he's talking about. I have written a bit to make the omissions less glaring ... but blast me cups and balls, he does appear to know what he's on about. And he does get booked to do it ... and at good money too. Forgive me. I must leave you ...

1st edition 1984, 13 pages; PDF 14 pages.

2021 / 5 / 31
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