In August of 1963, Dai Vernon took a twenty-hour bus trip from Los Angeles to Dallas, Texas, to deliver a lecture at the Statler Hilton Hotel.
On the way there, Vernon created an amazing effect, an effect that is relatively unknown, even today. Shortly thereafter, Vernon advertised the trick for sale.
From the fertile brain of Mr. Dai Vernon comes a MENTAL STUNNER! Here are the facts. Imagine this effect and the IMPACT ON THE AUDIENCE!
The performer displays several cards face up and deals them in a random manner on the table top, some face up, some face down. NOW he gives a spectator an imaginary die and asks that he examine (?) it and then roll it. Since only the spectator can “see” the die he must indicate aloud the number he rolled. But BEFORE he does, the performer writes a prediction.
Now for the first time the number is revealed. THE PERFORMER HAS CORRECTLY INDICATED THE CARD AT THE MENTALLY SELECTED NUMBER!!
No nonsense with the prediction. No sleight of hand. No duplicate cards. just simply an impossibility! Complete ONLY $2.00 postpaid.
$2 in 1963 is the equivalent of $17 today. That was a lot then and it is a lot now for a single effect. Now, Bob Farmer has unearthed the secret and its history and created an extensive analysis and investigation of the effect, taking it to previously unattainable heights in his new manuscript.
- Vernon’s Mental Die: History
- Are You lucky?
- Presentation & Effect
- The Prediction/Bet
- The Envelope Or The wallet
- Four-Card Red Card
- Vernon-Trost Combination With Six Cards
- Vernon-Trost Combination With Eight Cards
- Thatcher’s Eight-Card Routine
- The Red-Card Brainwave: Bonus Effect
- Notes And References
- The Rumba Count
1st edition 2020, PDF 26 pages.
word count: 6177 which is equivalent to 24 standard pages of text