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Max Andrews

Max Andrews

(1918 - 1988)

British citizen, stage name of one McAndrew. Learned by age 11. Worked for a time in his father's printing shop. Prop maker since 1935. Manager, Hamley's Conjuring Department, 1940-1946-? Pro dealer (as Vampire Magic) in London 1938-1958. Also ran a photo studio in London as a sideline. Moved to New Zealand (where he worked cabarets) and thence to Australia where he worked briefly in Alf Hayes' magic shop in Sydney before retiring. Died in Australia.

Invented the Dice Frame Escape (by 1939).

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Max Andrews
Max Andrews' Magic Magazine: Index by Max Andrews

Max Andrews’ Magic Magazine: Index
Published by Max Andrews and Vampire Magic, 27 pages

  1. Front Cover of Volume 1, Number 1, April, 1952 – this is the only cover provided
  2. Copyright notice of the CD version by Martin Breese
  3. Index for Volumes 1-5 (54 issues)
2012 / 5 / 7
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Max Andrews
Max Andrews' Magic Magazine: Volume 1 (Apr 1952 - Mar 1953) by Max Andrews

Max Andrews' Magic Magazine: Volume 1 (12 issues)
Published by Max Andrews and Vampire Magic, 332 pages

Volume 1, Number 1, April, 1952, 20 numbered pages without covers

  1. advertisements
  2. Meet -- John Bourne
  3. Contents
  4. Editor's Page - Max Andrews
  5. Magic of 1951 - Max Andrews
    • Double Magic
  6. Balloonology - series by Charles Cole
  7. Magigags - series by Eric P. Wilson
  8. White Magic - a series of cigarette manipulations - J. H. Vermeyden
    • Foreword
    • Introduction
    • Original Effect by Suzy Wandas
  9. Stoogie Says - gag column
  10. Funzabuzzin - series by Johnny Geddes
    • Cheeky...
2012 / 5 / 7
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Max Andrews
Max Andrews' Magic Magazine: Volume 2 (Apr 1953 - Mar 1954) by Max Andrews

Max Andrews' Magic Magazine: Volume 2 (12 issues)
Published by Max Andrews and Vampire Magic, 344 pages

Volume 2, Number 1, April, 1953, 28 numbered pages without covers

  1. advertisements
  2. Meet - - Jay Palmer
  3. Contents
  4. Editor's Page - Max Andrews
  5. The Magic Circle - Month Concert report
  6. Stand It Up - Jack Nightingale
  7. Fishing-A-Ring - Jose Ablang (Singapore)
  8. Bamboo Sticks - review by George Blake
  9. The Annual Dinner of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (British Ring) - report
  10. Almost in Confidence - series by Victor Farelli
    • Spectacular Production of a Coil (Using a Long...
2012 / 5 / 7
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Max Andrews' Magic Magazine: Volume 3 (Apr 1954 - Mar 1955) by Max Andrews

Max Andrews’ Magic Magazine: Volume 3 (12 issues)
Published by Max Andrews and Vampire Magic, 336 pages

Volume 3, Number 1, April, 1954, 28 numbered pages without covers

  1. advertisements
  2. Meet –- Anthony Spicer
  3. Contents
  4. Editor’s Page – Max Andrews
  5. The Vampire Club – report by “Buck”
  6. Focus on Magic – series by George Blake
    • Odds & Ends
      • The Mysterious Mis-Deal
      • Full Pack Spell
  7. High Spirits – Johnny Geddes
  8. Polychromatic Crystal – Harold G. (Huddersfield) Beaumont
  9. Two of Clubs – Johnny Geddes
  10. Two Useful Sleights – Edward Victor ...
2012 / 5 / 7
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Max Andrews' Magic Magazine: Volume 4 (Apr 1955 - Mar 1956) by Max Andrews

Max Andrews' Magic Magazine: Volume 4 (12 issues)
Published by Max Andrews and Vampire Magic, 336 pages

Volume 4, Number 1, April, 1955, 28 numbered pages without covers

  1. advertisements
  2. Meet - - Bertram Millidge
  3. Contents
  4. Editor's Page - Max Andrews
  5. Salute to Jean Hugard
  6. Vampire Club Meeting - report by "Buck"
  7. Going Up - Truxa and Partner [Eric and Gulli Bang] - from the "Evening News"
  8. Focus on Magic - series by George Blake
    • Comedy Magic
      • Magical Situation
      • Perverse Magic
      • Rare Examples
      • The Formula
      • Perverse Chinese Rings
      • Perverse Egg Bag
      • The How
      • Going...
2012 / 5 / 7
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Max Andrews' Magic Magazine: Volume 5 (Apr 1956 - Sep 1956) by Max Andrews

Max Andrews' Magic Magazine: Volume 5 (6 issues)
Published by Max Andrews and Vampire Magic, 144 pages

Volume 5, Number 1, April, 1956, 28 numbered pages without covers

  1. advertisements
  2. Meet - - Bob Lawrence
  3. Contents
  4. Editor's Page - Max Andrews
  5. Cooze Gags for the Mag - Frank S. Cooze
  6. The Vampire Club - report by "Buck"
  7. Sleights, Moves & Subterfuges - series by Eddie Joseph
    • Silken Smoke
  8. Dry-Wet - John Graham Reed
  9. Pasteboard Prangers - a new series by Peter A. McDonald
    • No. 1 - Out of Becker
  10. Focus on Magic - series by George Blake
    • Close-Up Magic ...
2012 / 5 / 7
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Max Andrews
Sixteen Card Index Gems by Max Andrews

Classic text on effects that can be performed with a card index. This ebook does not describe how to make a card index. It describes sixteen effects achieved with the use of a card index. Many of these effects are original creations of Max Andrews.

Paul Fleming wrote:

A good many years ago, we witnessed a fine vaudeville act by Herbert Brooks, in which he presented, among other effects, his celebrated feat of producing from his pocket any card called for by the audience, after the pack had been shuffled, divided into two approximately equal parts, and the halves deposited in his side trousers-pockets....

2008 / 3 / 20
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Max Andrews
Sixteen Thumb Tie Gems by Max Andrews

The Thumb Tie is a classic that can be done in a number of ways using sometimes vastly different methods. In this ebook you will learn among others the Ten Ichi thumb tie, the Osman thumb tie, the Dunninger tie and variations by Victor Farelli and Max Andrews. You will also read about its history and many other important bits of information which will allow you to perform this classic proficiently.

Paul Fleming wrote:

This little booklet deals with a single trick - The Thumb Tie, in which the performer, despite the fact that his thumbs are apparently tied together securely, manages to catch on his arms several light hoops...

2008 / 3 / 20
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Max Andrews
Max Andrews Vampire Magic Catalog: 1954 by Max Andrews

Conjuring tricks, magical apparatus and illusions.

1st edition 1954, 279 pages.

2015 / 10 / 26
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Max Andrews
Max Andrews Vampire Magic Catalog No 5: 1956 by Max Andrews

Advertises with: Britain's largest magical manufacturer

1st edition 1956, 284 pages.

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Max Andrews
Max Andrews' Magic Magazine by Max Andrews

This is the entire five years of The Magic Magazine published by Max Andrews. The first issue appeared in April 1952 and the final issue on September 1956. This was one of Britain's leading magazines and, although it was a house magazine for Max Andrews' Vampire Magic business, it was packed with outstanding magical contributions from the leading magical creators of that exciting period.

Amongst the many contributions are George Blake, Eddie Joseph, Robert Harbin, Ken Brooke, Richard Himber, Eric P. Wilson, and Hank Vermeyden.

You will also find a hyperlinked index to conveniently navigate from trick to trick.


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2009 / 1 / 16
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