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Ulysses Frederick Grant

Ulysses Frederick Grant

(12th January 1901 - 1st March 1978)

Also known as Gen Grant. Pro magic dealer in New York City 1925-1939 and later in Columbus, Ohio.

Prolific inventor, including "The Farmer and the Witch" (by 1935), "Walking thru a Ribbon" (by 1937), "Alagen Rope" (with Winston Freer by 1939), "Super-X Levitation" (in 1942), "Temple Screen" (by 1945), "Devil's Newspaper" (by 1948), "Chink Cans" (by 1949), "Pig Turns Around" (by 1952), "Cow Trick" (by 1955), "Chen-Lee Water Suspension" (by 1962), "Strat-o-Spheres" (by 1962), and "Candle-Lite" (by 1963).

Coauthors: Frank Lane, Eugene E. Gloye, H. Adrian Smith, Devin Knight, T. A. Whitney, Ken de Courcy, B. W. McCarron

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
100 Tips and Gags by Ulysses Frederick Grant

As Grant itself says, this is "A Collection of 100 Tips and Gags, Stunts etc. to put pep into your Program. Items that have, and are being used by Leading Performers. AND MANY NEW ONES." The literal 100 gags that you will find in the manuscript are useful in every situation and for every kind of show.

For

  • PROFESSIONAL MAGICIANS
  • AMATEUR MAGICIANS
  • MASTER OF CEREMONIES
  • IMPROMPTU WORKERS
  • AND ALL ENTERTAINERS
Although this manuscript was written in the early forties, we are sure that you will find many useful gags, stunts, bit of business etc. that you will immediately insert in your...
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Ulysses Frederick Grant
15 Great Illusions by Ulysses Frederick Grant

For the performer who plays carnivals, circuses, clubs or who just has a large stage show, this ebook is just what you need. The sensational illusions in this ebook can be built up after reading the directions. Add one or more of these effects for the coming season. Finely illustrated in detail, the clear instructions will enable you to build these feature illusions on your own at a small cost. A valuable manuscript for anyone.

  • The Book Of Life
  • The Rajah's Tent Illusion
  • Two On A Park Bench
  • Chen Lee's Screen Illusion
  • The Man Without A Head
  • Witch's Broom & Rope Illusion
  • The Human X-Ray ...
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Ulysses Frederick Grant & Eugene E. Gloye
175 Tips and Gags by Ulysses Frederick Grant & Eugene E. Gloye

This U. F. Grant publication was revised, enlarged and illustrated by Gene Gloye. This is the kind of material - assorted comedy bits and pieces, that you can add to any group of tricks to build up your show, add laughs, fill in for time.

Chapters cover:

  • Cards
  • Comedy Props
  • Using Volunteer Assistants
  • Mental Magic Gags
  • Gag Bits of Business
  • Stunts with an Assistant or Plant
  • Patter
  • More Stunts
  • For the Master of Ceremonies
  • For Magicians
  • Politicking With Magic.
The final chapter is especially interesting in election years, when you want to add political material, or even build a...
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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
25 One Man Mind Reading Secrets by Ulysses Frederick Grant

U. F. Grant presents several clever ideas on billet reading or how to use a svengali deck for mentalism. He also has a completely different version of "Grey Elephants in Denmark".

  • Bill Reading
  • Name Duplication
  • Impromptu Test
  • Best Digit Test
  • Cards Impossible
  • In Their Pocket
  • Up & Down Test
  • Thot of Person
  • Card Projection
  • Lites Out
  • Dunninger Type Act
  • Another Dunninger
  • Weekly Prediction
  • Committee Test
  • Thought Projector
  • Private Lives
  • Lobby Tip-Off
  • Directory Test
  • Houdini Bill Reading
  • Glass Clipboard
  • Mental Table
  • Flaming Answer
  • Fake Questions
  • Flower-Color-Animal
  • Mass Mind Reading

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
25 Rising Card Tricks by Ulysses Frederick Grant

This is the first and to this date one of only two English publications exclusively devoted to the rising card effect (the other being Knowing the Rising Cards). This was an early publication by U. F. Grant and is therefore exceedingly rare. Some of the methods described are well known others are quite unusual and therefore highly interesting.

It is likely that the effect of the houlette swinging on two ribbons in Samuel Hooker's famous rising cards is done exactly the way U. F. Grant describes in this manuscript.

The cover boldly states the price: $1 - in 1935 that is. According to the inflation calculator one dollar in 1935 is $15.53 today....

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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
45 Tricks by Ulysses Frederick Grant

This is a remarkable collection of 45 individual single sheet trick instructions, many of which are illustrated.

original 45 pages; PDF 49 pages.

  1. The Comedy Check
  2. Improved Psychic Padlock
  3. Any Card Called For Rises
  4. Jarrow Bill In Lemon
  5. Super Telephone Test
  6. Leipzig Cards Through Air
  7. Bag And Blindfold Trick
  8. Nu Ring Off String
  9. Hang-Ping-Ching Coin Trick
  10. Improved Gloves To Dove
  11. Half Dollar Through Ring
  12. The Spy Ring
  13. Head On Beer Trick
  14. Best Packing Box Escape
  15. Grant's Cut & Restored Light Wire
  16. Striking A Match On Air
  17. Leipzig Type Card Suspension
  18. Malini Card Stabbing
  19. Chinese Bowl Production ...
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Ulysses Frederick Grant
50 Crazy Card Stunts by Ulysses Frederick Grant

These are all laugh getters, great ideas for zany card effects you will use to pep up your more serious routines. Easy to do, impromptu, and very effective. Devised by U.F. Grant, an expert at this sort of thing.

1st digital edition 2015, PDF 7 pages.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
50 Kute Koin Tricks by Ulysses Frederick Grant

This manuscript describes fifty close-up tricks, gags and stunts with coins - none of which require sleights. Many new ideas are employed - including new dodges that open up a new field. Every magician should be able to perform one or two coin tricks. Choose from the many in this manuscript.

PDF 6 pages

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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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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
Appunti di Grant by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Questo raro manoscritto di UF Grant, contiene un sacco di materiale interessante . Nascoste nelle sue pagine sono alcune piccole gemme che non troverete da nessun'altra parte . Non ci sono lunghe descrizioni dei metodi , come spiega lo stesso di Grant . Si va direttamente al punto. Lo stile è tipico di Grant : diretto e senza fronzoli. Sarà una notevole aggiunta alla collezione di coloro che sono appassionati di Grant.

Dall'introduzione:

"Questa è una collezione di materiale tratto da un albo di appunti esclusivo… Materiale che normalmente sarebbe venduto separatamente a uno, due,...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Automat Card Routine by Ulysses Frederick Grant

The following is a complete card routine created by U.F. Grant a long, long time ago. You will find it mysterious, entertaining and practically unknown by modern generations.

EFFECT: A series of bewildering effects with a deck of cards shuffled by spectators.

1. A deck of cards is shuffled by spectators. A card is chosen and returned to the deck. Performer puts cards in trouser pocket and spells the name of the chosen card. The last card results to be the chosen one.

2. A spectator now chooses another card. The deck is cut. Tell the spectators that you have X-ray eyes and can see...

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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
Bodies in Orbit by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Self-levitations have been recently popularized by street performers like David Blaine and others. U.F. Grant as usual was way ahead. Here you will find a lovely self-levitation as well as four other easy to build levitation apparatus.

If you are into levitations you should also check out Modern Levitations by U.F. Grant.

14 pages

  1. Contents
  2. Introduction
  3. Uncanny Self-Levitation
  4. Casket Asrah
  5. Girls In The Air
  6. Easy-Do Board Suspension
  7. The Floating Head Illusion
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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
Brain Busters by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Only 4 mental effects are explained by Grant in this old manuscript but they are really strong ones.

Read carefully the effects:

  1. Watch Reading Test: Any three people take ordinary watches to a far corner and set them at any hour, minute and second desired, then seal them in small boxes. These are hung or placed anyplace and you can tell the exact hour, minute and second on each one.
  2. Card & Boards Test: Any number of sealed decks that have never been opened are given to committee. They select any deck, break seals and shuffle same and remove any ten cards and seal them nailing between...
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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Center Tear Methods by Ulysses Frederick Grant

The center tear is, without question, the finest all-around method for gaining information written by a spectator. The main advantage of the center tear is that it is always ready to use, a small slip of paper is all that is needed.

In the past, many performers went to U. F. Grant seeking a way to use the center tear effectively. The problem which confronted most of them was how to read the written message without being detected. This problem confronts nearly everyone who wants to use the center tear. And it has been the reason many performers have avoided it.

In this eBook are revealed...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Challenge Cards Across by Ulysses Frederick Grant

This is by far one of the best methods ever conceived for the classic cards across trick. It is also one of U. F. Grant's best card effects for stage. The method is completely different from Zen's Fifteen Card trick in that no duplicate cards are used.

One regular deck is used and only two unprepared personal size envelopes. There are no stacks of any kind. Finally, there is no palming of cards as in other methods. The method is very easy to do and a feature for stage that is a real fooler. Just one regular deck and two envelopes, along with a pencil to sign the cards will give you a real...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Chinese Magic and Illusions by Ulysses Frederick Grant

A collection of startling and sensational mysteries ... twenty feature tricks.

  • Chinese Screen Trick
  • Chinese Rope Trick
  • Baskets-Confetti and Doves
  • Ribbon And Hat
  • Cylinder-Water & Fish
  • Parasol-Ball & Water
  • Cup-Silk & Smoke
  • Gong Silk Production
  • Copper Bowl Production
  • Chinese Lamp Trick
  • Chinese Water Cups
  • Mystery Foulard
  • Here And There
  • Sensational Bowl Production
  • Beads Of Chen-Lee
  • Chinese Chew Tobacco
  • Bamboo Pole and Box
  • Flower Garden Illusion
  • Screen Mystery

PDF 22 pages.

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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
CLIP - Clever Little Ideas Presented by Ulysses Frederick Grant

U.F. Grant has collected 13 tricks involving a paper clip. Paper clips are available pretty much anywhere, are common objects and therefore make ideal magic props.

1st edition 1947; original 12 pages; PDF 9 pages.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Commercial Card Tricks Volume 1 by Ulysses Frederick Grant

This is a rare collection of card secrets that U. F. Grant sold separately. These were listed in his catalog as single items or special props using cards. These were not part of his other card books. The complete directions for the prop tricks are included in this ebook. Many of these items can be made up from cards you may have around your home. If you have seen some of the effects in his early catalogs and wondered how they were done, then this PDF may satisfy your curiosity. A wealth of information that is hard to find elsewhere. This is volume 1 of a planned two volume set. You get all the...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Commercial Card Tricks Volume 2 by Ulysses Frederick Grant

This is a rare collection of card secrets that U. F. Grant sold separately. These were listed in his catalogs as single items or special props using cards. These were not part of his other card books. The complete directions for the prop tricks are included in this ebook. Many of these items can be made up from cards you may have around your home. If you have seen some of the effects in his early catalogs and wondered how they were done, then this PDF may satisfy your curiosity. A wealth of information that is hard to find elsewhere. This is volume 2 of a two volume set. You get all the following...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Corpi in Orbita by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Un altro Grande Classico di Grant

In questo tempo di crisi economica è davvero utile questo libretto che insegna a costruire ben 5 tra sospensioni e levitazioni pratiche ed economiche.

Tutto materiale facilmente trasportabile e funzionale nel consueto stile di quel genio di Grant- Eccovi in breve i cinque effetti contenuti nel volumetto:

Autolevitazione – un sistema unico!

Immaginate di poter entrare in una qualunque casa, qualunque ufficio, qualunque posto voi vogliate e apparentemente essere capaci di volare! Leggete quanto segue e capirete quanto facile sia poterlo fare.... ...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Diventa PickPocket senza abilità by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Forse hai sempre desiderato inserire nel tuo numero un po' di Pickpocket ( borseggiatore in Italiano...) ma questi numeri richiedono ore e ore di estenuante allenamento... Ora puoi con l'aiuto di questo lavoro classico del Grande Grant, disponibile per la prima volta in Italiano.

Grant ha reso facili le cose difficili e così senza nessuna abilità puoi far sembrare al tuo pubblico che sei un "borseggiatore professionista"tra le risate generali! Ribadiamo che i metodi e i trucchi che sono spiegati sono a puro scopo di spettacolo e nulla hanno a che fare con atti criminosi.

In men che...

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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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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
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
Favolosi Trucchi Mentali by Ulysses Frederick Grant

più di 50 giochi sensazionali

F A V O L O S O è senza dubbio l'aggettivo giusto per descrivere questo libro!

U. F. Grant, che coloro che ci seguono da tempo conoscono, era veramente geniale, si dice inventasse almeno tre nuovi trucchi al giorno! Alcune delle sue straordinarie creazioni sono descritte in quest'opera insieme ad alcuni classici del mentalismo, tutti però con il tocco di Grant.

Troverete in esso molto materiale da poter utilizzare nei vostri spettacoli siano essi di close-up a da scena. Inoltre troverete molti principi poco conosciuti per ottenere straordinari effetti...

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

Do you have a pair of old "flap slates" in your equipment? Well. It is time to dust off and use them! How? With the aid of a little manuscript by U.F. Grant and H. Adrian Smith. This wonderful little manuscript is full of original and practical ideas with slates that you can use immediately. It sounds strange, but you can perform the tricks detailed in the manuscript exactly as Grant and Smith explains even though the book was written in 1931! (This is magical itself... ).

From the preface:

"In launching our little manuscript upon the world of criticism, we have one aim alone - that of...

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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 & 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
Floating Light Bulb by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Although the original title of this manuscript is "Close-Up Floating Light Bulb", this is not a close-up effect but a stage effect. The method would not allow you to perform this in an intimate close-up setting.

With the aid of a hoop you let a light bulb float, rise and descend.

6 pages

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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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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Gen Grant's Manual of Magic by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Grant's storehouse of material! Like ten books in one. Contents include 25 Tricks and Ideas, 20 Tricks With a Short Card, Card in Envelope, Rising Floating Silk, Two Other Cigarette Routines, 25 Tricks and Ideas Part II, Five Super Card Mysteries, Thimble Routine, Lighted Cigarette Routine, 30th Century Magic. Illustrated.

1st edition 1964, pages 64; 1st digital editions 2012, 60 pages.

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Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant
Girl in Little House Illusion Revisited by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant

A mind-boggling illusion that you can do without having to buy expensive props or building stuff yourself. Do it with any two screens at the venue you are performing at. This trick can be done almost anywhere and under almost all conditions.

They know it can't be done and so do you. However, you do it anyhow. This creates the perfect illusion that you have actually squeezed a lady from the audience into a tiny doll house and carried her across the room or stage! Unbelievable, but true.

This is a new and improved version of an old U. F. Grant idea. You have two folding screens on stage...

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