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The Magic of Matt Schulien
by Philip Reed Willmarth


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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. His goldfish trick made him famous. His gags and quick tricks are a bartender's delight. This fascinating ebook is filled with photographs, illustrations, interesting historical and biographical documents and accounts and includes over fifty effects that Matt performed for his patrons.

1st edition 1959; 1st digital edition 2012, 207 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Foreword
  2. Introduction
  3. Not The Best, But The Biggest

    Basic Sleights

  4. Matt's Fan Location
  5. The Crimp Location And Steal
  6. The Palm
  7. Matt's Hideaway

    Quick Discoveries

  8. Cut The Cards
  9. The Card In The Hat
  10. Air Pressure
  11. The Card In The Cuff
  12. The Card In The Card Case
  13. One Hand Discovery One Card
  14. One Hand Discovery Two Cards
  15. Spell It
  16. Three Reversed
  17. The Invisible Hair
  18. The Slap Discovery

    Tricks With The Change

  19. The Change
  20. The Professional Touch
  21. Put It Back In The Deck
  22. The Slam And Flip Over
  23. That's Your Card (A Sucker Trick)
  24. Matt's Ribbon Spread Trick

    Sphinx Picture

    Tricks With The Force

  25. The Face-Up Spread Force
  26. The Fan Force
  27. Matt's Call A Card Force
  28. Matt's Face-Down Spread Force
  29. Find The Five
  30. The Lie Test
  31. The X-Ray Eyes

    Miscellaneous Magic And Gags

  32. The Vanishing Deck
  33. Testing A Half Dollar
  34. Bending A Spoon
  35. Bending The Arm
  36. Twister
  37. Matt's Match Magic
  38. The Jumping Match
  39. Matt's Goldfish Eating

    Card Routines

  40. Where Do You Want Your Card?
  41. The Mental Fan Force Routine
  42. A Sample Routine
  43. Counting The Cards
  44. Phase I "Give Me Six Cards"
  45. Phase II "Call a Number From Six to Ten"
  46. Phase III "Call A Number Less Than Six"
  47. Phase IV "Did You See How I Did That?"
  48. Phase V "How Many Did We Have?"
  49. Phase VI Passing The Cards
  50. Phase VII Finale
  51. Matt's Crazy Poker Deal
  52. The Cards And The Cigarette

    Tricks With Gimmicks

  53. The Pea Can
  54. The Half In The Bottle
  55. The Fifty Sponge Balls
  56. Matt's Color Changing Knife Routine
  57. A Knife Gag
  58. The Case Of The Missing Handle

    Smash Discoveries

  59. The Card In The Sugar
  60. The Corner In The Glass
  61. Card In The Matchbook
  62. The Card Under The Tablecloth
  63. "Here Comes Kelly" The Card In The Glass
  64. The Card On The Wall

    The Real Secrets Of Matt Schulien

  65. A Summary Of Matt's Advice On Magic
  66. About Matt
  67. Schuliana
  68. Bibliography
  69. Puzzle Picture

    Matt's Kind Of Magic

  70. Matt's Card In The Matchbook—Two
  71. Larry West's Card And Glass
  72. The Card On The Forehead
  73. The Vanishing Match, Jim Ryan
  74. Eddie Fechter's Card Under The Lapel
  75. Johnny Platt's Which Is Which
  76. Chuck Morris
  77. Air Pressure Turnover
  78. Heba Haba Al
  79. The Sugar Cube Trick
  80. Frank Everhart
  81. The Sponge Rabbits
  82. Frank Everhart Does Paper Hats And Pants
  83. A Trick You Can Write Home About! Don Alan
  84. Don Alan
  85. Chicago Restaurateur Matt Schulien Dies
  86. About The Author
  87. Schuliens' Today
  88. Schulien Update 1994

word count: 72664 which is equivalent to 290 standard pages of text