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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Money Making Secrets for Magicians by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Revised and expanded collection of valuable information for magicians and other variety acts, revealing how to get more money from your existing act.

The person who's fortunate enough to actually enjoy the work they do is indeed a lucky individual. And that's what you can do, too, with this updated guide that teaches you:

  • How to play summer and winter resort hotels. What to do, how much others average, etc.
  • How to play on cruises to Bermuda, etc., with all expenses and a profit. Makes an idea paid vacation.
  • How a doctor turned free show requests into paying propositions. This info...
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Ulysses Frederick Grant
50 Kute Koin Tricks (used) by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Six sheets with one staple and two knotted strings that act like staples. Has a stamp of Kanter's Magic Shop and a signature of Kenneth s. Jaffrey (I assume a former owner of this manuscript). The last sheet has the ex-libris of Margaret Yates. For details on the content see the digital edition.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Six Modern Levitations (used) by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Sheets stapled in good condition. For details on the content see the digital edition.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Chinese Magic and Illusions (used) by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Softcover book stapled in good condition. For details on the content see the digital edition.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Fake Gambling Act (used) by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Sheets stapled in good condition. For details on the content see the digital edition.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant & H. Adrian Smith
Flap Slate Wrinkles (used) by Ulysses Frederick Grant & H. Adrian Smith

Softcover stapled in good condition. Some staining on front and back cover. For details on the content see the digital edition.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Center Tear Methods (used) by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Stapled sheets in good condition. For details on the content see the digital edition.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Pick-Pocket Stunts (used) by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Stapled sheets in very good condition. For details on the content see the digital edition.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Rope, Chain and Box Escapes (used) by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Softcover book stapled in good condition. For details on the content see the digital edition.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Modern Levitations (used) by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Thirteen loose sheets stapled in decent condition. For details on the content see the digital edition.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Bodies in Orbit (used) by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Softcover booklet stapled in very good condition. For details on the content see the digital edition.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant & T. A. Whitney
Best Tricks with Invisible Thread by Ulysses Frederick Grant & T. A. Whitney

Originally this book was titled Tricks with Hair. Twenty-Six outstanding tricks, tips, and secrets that enable you to perform some of the most baffling effects in all of magic!

What is invisible thread? New chapters only in this edition reveal the secrets of invisible thread and even how to make your own. These secrets have been jealously guarded by top close-up and stage performers, as well as magic dealers ... until now.

Today, U. F. Grant is recognized as one of the most phenomenal creators of baffling mysteries. His original manuscript has been updated and packed with new information...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant & Ken de Courcy
Walking Through a Steel Plate Plus (used) by Ulysses Frederick Grant & Ken de Courcy

Stapled booklet in good condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant & T. A. Whitney
20 Stunners with a Short Card by Ulysses Frederick Grant & T. A. Whitney

Twenty card miracles that you can do, updated and given fresh, new life for modern performers and audiences. This isn't your grandfather's manuscript of card tricks. If you have Grant's original Tricks with a Short Card, you're getting only half the story. This new, revised edition adds a whopping 350% more content.

If you're new to magic, the effects you're able to present will look like you've spent years of practice to polish them to perfection. And if you're a pro, you'll appreciate and enjoy T. A. Whitney's updated approach to these pasteboard miracles.

"Very clever. You need this...
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Ulysses Frederick Grant & B. W. McCarron
Fifty Ways to Produce a Silk by Ulysses Frederick Grant & B. W. McCarron

Here's an astounding collection of 50 entertaining methods of producing one or more colorful silk scarves in your magic act. Perhaps the most comprehensive collection ever published. Includes methods requiring no props, some with gimmicks that you can make at home, and a nice section on apparatus that you likely already have (or can buy from a dealer) that explains the basic principles involved.

Audiences love effects using silks and handkerchiefs. Make those tricks appear even more magical by producing the scarf from thin air instead of simply picking it up from a table. A true compendium...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant & B. W. McCarron
Flash Magic by Ulysses Frederick Grant & B. W. McCarron

There are eight excellent effects in this updated ebook - plus a few variations - that you and your audiences will enjoy. Best of all, most can be made from materials found at discount and dollar stores. For example, Visible Silk Flight is a brilliant routine with a toy pop gun rifle and a colorful silk handkerchief that you can make up yourself. Just as good as a $150 dealer item. Or how about Lantern of the Air, a beautiful floating effect with a candle-lit Chinese paper lantern? You get two methods explained: one using an assistant and a second one for the one-person show. Or if it's comedy...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant & T. A. Whitney
The "Gee Whiz" Combination and Encore by Ulysses Frederick Grant & T. A. Whitney

Here's a terrific, family-friendly, comedy bill in lemon effect that your audiences will love. A genuine dollar bill is borrowed from a spectator (no stooge) and signed or marked. Anyone wraps it in a borrowed handkerchief. Two lemons are then shown and one is selected (no force). The spectator himself places the lemon in his coat pocket. The borrowed bill vanishes from the hanky while the spectator is holding it. The man with the lemon cuts it open and finds the bill inside. You do not touch the lemon.

And now for an encore, you decide to mark the handkerchief so the owner will recognize...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
The Medium's Scrapbook (used) by Ulysses Frederick Grant

17 stapled sheets with a cardboard back, but staples are missing. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Pick Of The Crop (used) by Ulysses Frederick Grant

10 stapled sheets with a cardboard back, but staples are missing. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Grant's Volume One (used) by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Booklet stapled. Cover somewhat dirty. Exlibris of Margaret Yates and Weirdo the Magician. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Eliminators (used) by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Booklet stapled with some damage and discoloration. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Super Magical Secrets (used) by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Booklet stapled with remnant of a sticker on the lower right corner. Some sheets are detached from the staples. First sheet before the title page has been cut out (was probably blank). Some of the paper's coating and print partially transferred from one page to another, perhaps due to humidity. Exlibris from Margaret Yates and Weirdo the Magician. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant & Ken de Courcy
Walking Through a Steel Plate Plus by Ulysses Frederick Grant & Ken de Courcy

As usual with Grant instructions, they leave a lot to the imagination and "know-how" of the magician. However, the method was a clever one, simple but very effective. Ken de Courcy has taken the original instructions and added to them his own presentation points, and not only that, his improvements and various novel dressings which lift the effect up and turn it into acceptable modern entertainment.

In the original effect, a committee was invited on the stage to examine a solid steel plate. Then circular drawstring curtains were placed at the front and the rear, the magician walked behind...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant & T. A. Whitney
The Farmer and the Witch Illusion by Ulysses Frederick Grant & T. A. Whitney

Here's a stage illusion that fits in a suitcase. A miracle that your audience will talk about long after the curtain drops. Two children volunteers are selected and come up to the stage. A boy is dressed in a farmer's costume with mask and a girl is dressed in a witch's costume with mask and broom. The performer tells a story of how an old witch called at the farmer's door for food and water and how the farmer turned her away. But the old witch had magical powers and changed places with the farmer, to teach him a lesson.

The magician asks the farmer to remove his mask and in place of the...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Tricks with Cellophane by Ulysses Frederick Grant

A rare and original manuscript that explains 13 tricks and routines using "cellophane" as the "main ingredient".

In an early issue of the Sphinx Grant wrote about this manuscript:

Here's a sure HIT. It contains up-to-date practical tricks for pocket, parlor and club, all worked with CELLOPHANE, the popular item everybody is talking about. And the best part is you can work the tricks as soon as you get the manuscript, as no special apparatus is required. Get set for some real Tricks, Stunts and Fun...

Content

  1. Ice Cold Water
  2. The Flying Ice
  3. Tieing A Cigarette In A Knot
  4. The Rubber Cigarette ...
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Ulysses Frederick Grant & T. A. Whitney
35 Miracles with a Mirror Glass by Ulysses Frederick Grant & T. A. Whitney

Here are 35 miracles you can perform with this most handy magical accessory. T. A. Whitney teams up with U. F. Grant to bring you nearly three dozen amazing magical tricks, routines and twists using the mirror glass. Productions, vanishes, transformations, mental effects and more are all described in patient detail, enabling you to add color, flash and mystery to your performances.

Partial Contents

  • Magic Cigarette Maker
  • All the Tea in China
  • Enchanted Necklace
  • Comedy Necklace Trick
  • A Knotty Problem
  • Parade of Silks
  • Instant Shopping
  • Ring on Ribbon
  • The Changing Card
  • Two Card Monte...
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Ulysses Frederick Grant & T. A. Whitney
Top Secret by Ulysses Frederick Grant & T. A. Whitney

Here's a no-fail method of predicting the headlines of five newspaper stories - a week in advance - without assistants, stooges, impressions, switches or gimmicked envelopes.

Want to feature a headline prediction in your act, but you don't own a prediction chest or other apparatus? Well, now you can, with this updated version of this near-impossible to find U. F. Grant creation.

Only in this updated version will you learn ways to improve the handling, add prestige to the mailing, and secure more publicity with the effect. And we've eliminated any old-fashioned ruses, leaving you with what...

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Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant
Improved Devil's Newspaper by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant

With this novel production, you can pick up a newspaper lying flat on a table and produce a large load of solid items, even a dove, without body loads.

Many club performers would like to do a large production, but are reluctant to carry the large apparatus usually necessary for such a production. The Devil’s Newspaper is the answer to this problem. Although this item packs flat in your case, it none the less, holds a large load.

This is real appealing magic as a double-sheet of newspaper is seen flat on your table. It is picked up and shown in a slow and deliberate manner. Yet, when...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
A Table Lamp Floats by Ulysses Frederick Grant

This is included in Grant's Lost Illusion Secrets.

At last, anyone can own a floating lamp. You can have one right in your living room or den with no special lamp to buy. Yes, one of the lamps sitting around your home now can be made into a floating lamp for a few dollars.

EFFECT: Spectators see an ordinary lamp sitting on a table. You produce a covering cloth and place it over the lamp. The lamp then seems to float right up into space, high over their heads or down near the floor in a very strange manner. After its flight, it glides back to the table and once again comes to rest. This is actually what they see,...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Grant's Thirteen Mysteries by Ulysses Frederick Grant

From the foreword:

Mr. U. F. Grant was born in Millerton, New York on January 12, 1901. Now resides in Pittsfield, Massachusetts where he plays dates and conducts a Magic mail order trade. Ever since eight years of age he has been fooling with Magic. And to date he has invented and created over 200 new tricks and improvements on other effects. His photo appeared on the cover of The Sphinx for September 1928. His contributions to The Sphinx runs into many dozens which were well received. Mr, Grant also has received many favorable comments on his various original tricks from practically every well known...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Illusioni ed Evasioni by Ulysses Frederick Grant

"Grandi effetti, piccolo costo!" Questo motto riassume in breve le potenzialità di questo grande classico del Maestro Grant. Se cerchi numeri che stupiscano il tuo pubblico, che siano facili da eseguire e che abbiano l'aspetto di Grandi Illusioni quasi a costo zero da costruire con facilità, allora questo è quello che ti serve! Per chi conosce Grant, non ha bisogno di spiegazioni. Le sue idee semplici e geniali resistono e oltrepassano lo scorrere del tempo. Le illusioni spaziano nel campo dell'escapologia, ma non solo. Alcuni esempi sono la sua versione del Baule per la Metamorfosi con...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
The Invisible Man Effect by Ulysses Frederick Grant

This is a very rare and seldom seen release of U. F. Grant. It was released in 1934 by Nelmar and was only available from him. In this short release Grant explains several methods for creating the effect of an invisible man on stage. The invisible man is heard walking out on stage and wearing a hat, but no visible body; which the performer removes. He is heard to converse with the performer and even rock in a rocking chair. The invisible man goes out into the audience and looks at cards selected by spectators and returns to the stage and whispers them in the performer's ear so the performer...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Fake Gambling Act by Ulysses Frederick Grant

EFFECT: A ten-minute routine or act as a demonstration of how the gambler cheats. Great for close-up work or a club act. In this new act; no sleights are required. Still, you apparently deal bottoms, seconds, four aces, winning hands, etc. For example, anyone shuffles the deck, cuts it and hands it to you; still you can deal yourself 4 aces.

It's a fake, that requires no practice, but they will never know it. Demonstrate your skill without lengthy practice. Appear to be a card expert, instantly. Yes, practically every magician has wished that he could present a good gambling demonstration....

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Tricks For Kid Shows by Ulysses Frederick Grant

25 new, good and unusual tricks plus ideas, gags, and advice. Text has been updated. This is a vintage release by U. F. Grant in the early 50s. Admittedly, a few of the tricks are dated; but, on the other hand, there are some excellent ideas suitable for today's audiences. In this release, you will find kid tricks not seen today. Your chance to be different from all the other kid show performers. The 'No Batteries' effect is novel and worth the price of this release alone. This release also contains a supplement of ideas and advice. An interesting read for Grant fans. Here is what you get.

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Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant
Foolzum Newspaper Tear Revisited by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant

A full size sheet of newspaper is handed for examination; both the magician and a spectator sign their names on the front of the newspaper. Without adding anything, the newspaper is openly and deliberately torn-up with the audience plainly seeing the signatures being torn.

After the newspaper is torn into small pieces, the magician blows on the pieces. The rough edges of the paper are seen to get smooth, and upon opening the newspaper out, it is restored. But wait, only half the paper is there. The other half falls to the floor.

The audience thinks they are the torn pieces. The packet...

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Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant
Grant's Challenge Magic Act by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant

Imagine being able to offer a challenge that you will do a trick with any object, any member of the audience might have on them. Yes, you can do just that and with complete safety and no fear of failure.

The advertising and publicity possibilities with this act are unlimited. Challenge your friends or family to stump you. Advertise that if someone in the audience stumps you, then they don't pay your show fee. This will give you a competitive edge over other magicians in your area.

HOW WAS THIS ACT CREATED: At a meeting of the I.B.M, Grant commented to another magician, "Wouldn't it be...

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Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant
Magician, Ghost and Girl Illusion by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant

NOTICE: This is an expanded version of an illusion described in Grant's Lost Illusion Files. It gives you far more information.

Although this illusion can be done year-round, this makes a great illusion for spook shows or Halloween shows. For those affairs, it is the perfect illusion and it would be hard to find an illusion more suited for those occasions.

EFFECT: The magician shows a three-fold screen with a black interior. He forms the screen into a three-sided cabinet with opening at the front. The performer says that he is going spook hunting. As the saying goes, it takes a thief to catch a thief.

The performer...

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Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant
How To Make Santa Clause Appear by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant

NOTICE: This is an expanded version of Santa Clause Arrives in Grant's Lost Illusion Secrets. There are more ideas in this PDF.

Yes, Santa Clause arrives - and in such a manner that any performer can bring about his appearance. There is no elaborate or expensive equipment required. Indeed, you can build the necessary items right in your own home without any difficulty. If desired, some of the items may be purchased at a very low cost. Yes, you can have a full stage illusion for less than you have to pay for many club effects.

Here is an illusion which has eye appeal, will mystify your audience and, most important,...

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Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant
U. F. Grant's Lost Illusion Secrets Revealed by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant

This is the largest collection of U. F. Grant illusions and illusionettes every assembled. It took Devin Knight several years to compile this collection. Grant wrote a few books on illusions such as: 15 Great Illusions, Chinese Magic and Illusions, Modern Levitations, Victory Carton Illusions, Grant's Illusion Secrets, and many others. However, most of the illusions in this PDF were not included in those manuscripts.

Over the years, Grant sold many manuscripts that just contained one illusion along with building plans in most cases. (Some of these were released by Percy Abbott in his catalog without credit to U. F. Grant.) This compilation is a collection of those plans released by Grant and also in the early...

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Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant
Walking Through a Woman Illusion by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant

At last, here is a new illusion effect and one that any performer may own. Yet, here is an illusion which will compete with the best of them and it will not cost you several hundred dollars to own it or even a tenth of that. In my opinion this is more effective than the Interlude Illusion at a fraction of the cost.

EFFECT: Setting at the center of the stage are four chairs, in a row facing the audience. There is a space between the two center chairs wide enough for the performer to walk through. A girl assistant is then placed in a reclining position across the seats of the four chairs....

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Eliminators by Ulysses Frederick Grant

This is a great little booklet where U.F. Grant teaches three non-sleight replacement methods for

  • Pass
  • Force
  • Palm
  • Switch
Now all those non-finger-flingers can join in the fun.

1st edition 1943, 1st digital edition 2017, 4 pages.

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