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Philip Reed Willmarth

Philip Reed Willmarth

(New Castle, Pennsylvania: 19th August 1931 - 16th September 2014)

Learned in 1940 from father's gift of a Will Lindhorst book. Owner of marketing research company. Semi-pro magician since 1959. Specialties: rope and impromptu magic. Also lecturer and MC. Assistant Editor The Linking Ring 1979-1992, Executive Editor 1992-2007.

Wrote The Magic of Matt Schulien (1959), The Ring and Rope Book (1975), Jim Ryan Close-Up (4 vols, 1980-81), Trevor Lewis Close-Up (1981), etc. Editor and publisher of the Eugene Burger booklets. Regular contributor to Linking Ring since 1977, including editor of its "Hocus Pocus Parade" 1987-1992. Articles in MUM.


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Philip Reed Willmarth
Fun with a Handkerchief by Philip Reed Willmarth

You always have a handkerchief.....! Here's how to have fun with it, anywhere, any time, any place, with kids, or with adults. If you don't have a handkerchief, borrow one - or use the restaurant napkin. With a flip of the handkerchief, make the Bunny That Eats, The Little Hindu, Miss Fatima, Dr. Finkle's wonderful and lively Mouse, Handkerchief Chapeaugraphy, Melodrama with a Handkerchief, and other clever bits and pieces that will make you the talk of the town.

  • Introduction
  • Part One: Gags, Catches, Nonsense
    • The Ghost
    • A Gag
    • Character Reading
    • Burned Up
    • Grandma Face
    • The Jumping Handkerchief ...
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The Magic of Matt Schulien by Philip Reed Willmarth

This is one of the all-time great books on magic, because it teaches not just a large selection of great tricks, but also a lot of concepts, applied psychology and ways to handle spectators.

A great big wonderful ebook about a great big wonderful performer and his tricks - the late great restauranteur, Matt Schulien. Schuliens Restaurant, the legendary and favorite eatery of local Chicagoans and visitors from abroad was a family owned enterprise for 113 years. Matt grew up in the family business and a lifetime of fooling patrons at his saloon made Matt one of the world's finest close-up men....

★★★★★ $35
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