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William W. Larsen

(Green Bay, Wisconsin: 31st December 1904 - 5th July 1953)

Inspired and learned from tricks bought by his father. Moved to Southern California in 1922. Criminal lawyer. Semi-pro mentalist and magician. Founder-editor Genii magazine 1936-53. In 1939 toured a full-evening show thru USA with wife Gerrie and sons Bill Jr and Milt. Owned Thayer Studio of Magic in Los Angeles 1942-1950 when sold to Clayton Jacobson. Retired from law practice in 1945 to give full time to magic. Founder of the Larsen magic dynasty. SAM Hall of Fame.

Co-invented (with T. Page Wright) Boudoir of a Dancing Girl (by 1928). Published several booklets jointly with his friend Wright, including The L.W. Mysteries for Children (1928) and L&W Mental and Spirit Mysteries (1929). Plus many joint articles with Wright in Sphinx under various pen names.

Under own name and pen name of "Dr. Frederick Straussborg" wrote many published manuscripts, mostly on mentalism, many republished as The Mental and other writings of William Larsen, Sr (1977, 212pp). Also under own name: Magically An Idea or Two (1933, 46pp), Contact and Non-Contact Mind-Reading (1945, 4pp), Tricks for Television (1949, 12pp), Puppetrix (1949, 14pp), etc. As "Jack Hamilton" wrote Descriptive Program of Dante's Sim Sala Bim.

Coauthors: T. Page Wright, B. W. McCarron

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William W. Larsen & T. Page Wright

L. W. Card Mysteries by William W. Larsen & T. Page WrightEvery effect in the L. W. Card Mysteries is an apparent miracle. None of the effects requires long practice or more than a modicum of sleight of hand. Many require little skill at all. Just a rehearsal or two and you'll be all set to amaze and, most of all, entertain.

Just think!

You'll learn how to make two selected cards turn over in the pack without the use of skill and no false moves of any sort; to make a selected card vanish from the hands of the spectator and be found elsewhere; to make two cards change places - the positions of the cards being seen up to the moment of the change;...

2016 / 10 / 16
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The Gyp Artist by William W. Larsen

Here's an entertaining, 25- to 60-minute lecture that you, the magician or mentalist, can present on the topic of scams and cons. And it's a money-maker.

Become an Expert on Cons and Swindles...
Or just talk like one. This is a new field for most magicians and mentalists, allowing you to give your lecture to civic groups, security seminars, government agencies, corporations -- anywhere people gather. And these organizations have deep pockets, too, able to pay you well for your time.

Fabled Bunco Games of History...
Now become practical, effective tricks in the magician's hands, each...

2018 / 12 / 15
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William W. Larsen

Thayer's Comedy Crystal Gazing Act by William W. LarsenHere's the perfect "one man" comedy mentalism act that's great for those occasions when you aren't able to perform your regular show. Or add it as a feature to your regular act.

Don't confuse this with the old "two person" comedy mindreading act. This hilarious routine can be performed by you, alone, without assistants, stage hands or stooges. Using a crystal ball, a jumbo electric light bulb, or even a swirly-painted bowling ball, you cause a laugh riot by apparently answering questions which have been merely "thought of" by your audience. There's no mystery to it. All you need is this clever...

2019 / 3 / 4
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William W. Larsen & T. Page Wright

The L. W. Mental and Spirit Mysteries by William W. Larsen & T. Page WrightHere are six stunning mental and spirit-flavored effects from the creative minds of Larsen and Wright.

From the authors of The L. W. Card Mysteries comes this great ebook of effects for psychic entertainers that will leave audiences thinking that they have just witnessed genuine thought stealing!

You get:

  • Psychic Vision - An ingenious method of answering a single question.
  • The Quick or the Dead - Perhaps the best method ever for performing this great billet test. Put your thinking cap on and you'll find many uses for this, aside from the original premise.
  • From a Shuffled Pack - A great test feature. ...
2017 / 9 / 6
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Thayer's Fifty Workshop Ideas by William W. LarsenHere's a rare opportunity to obtain 50 of Thayer's ideas for tricks that they planned to release in the 1940s, but due to wartime restrictions, were unable to produce in large quantities. Back in the day, hundreds of magicians said: "Thayer, I wish I could go through your files. You must have hundreds of ideas stored away: tricks that magicians have sent you for sale and manufacture." And Thayer listened. In their files and desk drawers were literally hundreds of ideas. Some they sought out and paid for. Others were given to them. But because of wartime government priorities, it was impossible...
2020 / 12 / 8
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William W. Larsen & B. W. McCarron

A Spook Show in Your Parlor by William W. Larsen & B. W. McCarron

Host your own entertaining séance or year-round haunted house with these frightfully spooky stunts.

Not just for Halloween, you'll be the life of the party any time with more than a devil's dozen effects and stunts that take place around the séance table or darkened room. They won't break the (blood) bank, either.

Newly revised, with over 20 pages of added content, including new methods, attractions and ideas to make yours the most talked-about event in your city or town. Don't just perform magic . . . live it in your own house of spooks and ghosts.

Here's a partial look at the contents: ...

2019 / 2 / 16
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William W. Larsen & B. W. McCarron

Thayer's Life Span Reading by William W. Larsen & B. W. McCarronThis superb script allows a mentalist or psychic entertainer to apparently reveal any spectator's life, from the cradle to the grave. Is it mind reading? ESP? Vulcan Mind Meld? No, it's Larsen and McCarron's Life Span Reading, the psychic worker's "secret sauce" that, judiciously used, will convince most anyone that you have real psychic ability.

Not a trick, but a psychological profile that fits nearly anyone who walks in the door. Life readings such as this have been jealously guarded by office mediums, who use the spiel to convince the client of the psychic's innate ability. Yet, no special...

2020 / 8 / 17
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Fraudulent Spirit Phenomena by William W. Larsen(Larsen is writing as Rev. Dr. Richard Straussberg)

Whether you want to haunt a house, perform a parlor seance, or entertain a private audience with a series of ghostly mysteries, this book shows you how to do it. Long out of print, this limited edition manuscript is now available to a new generation of house haunters, spirit mediums and practitioners of bizarre magick. Use these spine-chilling effects to scare the yell out of your victims. If you're a storyteller, use one or more of these macabre stunts to accentuate a horror story.

Use an effect or two to spice up your existing act....

2019 / 5 / 26
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Evidence of Deception by William W. LarsenHere's an entertaining, 40-60 minute lecture that you, the magical performer, can present on the topic of paying attention to avoid getting taken in by scams, cons and crooked politicians. And it's a money-maker, too.

Entertain your talk with magic: Your audience will not only be informed, but entertained with magic effects that you likely already have, or modestly priced items easily obtained from most any dealer. This newly revised edition also includes three effects recommended by Larsen, that you would previously have had to buy separately.

This lecture is in demand: Not a magic show...

2019 / 12 / 31
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William W. Larsen & T. Page Wright

L.W. Random Conceptions with Cards by William W. Larsen & T. Page WrightLong out of print, we're pleased to bring you this nice collection of sleight of hand card work from the team of Larsen and Wright. These clever card miracles are written in a relaxed, personal style, just as if Larsen and Wright were sharing the various moves in the back room of your local magic shop.

You'd expect to pay a king's ransom for the original, single broadside sheet manuscript. Luckily, Magic World has reissued this hard to find manuscript in a revised, easy-to-read digital format. Unlike the original, the individual effects now even have titles, making it easier than ever before...

2019 / 8 / 14
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William W. Larsen & B. W. McCarron

The Magical Pitchman by William W. Larsen & B. W. McCarronAdd variety and comedy to any act with this delightful presentation, based on the outlandish medicine pitches of yesteryear.

Entertain your pitch with magic
Interspersed throughout the comedy pitch are honest-to-goodness magic effects that you likely already own. In this revised edition, you are given several examples that will give you additional ideas. There's no need to go out and buy new tricks.

This lecture is different
Not a magic show in the strict sense, this is a humorous act in itself, which is how you present it to potential clients. This talk is just the ticket for corporate...

2020 / 1 / 27
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William W. Larsen & T. Page Wright

The L. W. Pocket and Parlor Mysteries by William W. Larsen & T. Page WrightLong out of print, we're pleased to bring you this collection of baffling close-up and small group effects for magicians and psychic entertainers, from the minds of Larsen and Wright.

The material in this ebook was chosen for its entertainment value, its suitability for small audiences, and to ensure that the methods are new and novel. Not a rehash of old content, this is magic that your audiences will enjoy as much as you will enjoy performing it.

You get:

The Magic Mail - The magician forgets to stamp a letter. A spectator chooses a denomination from among 16 choices and holds the...

2019 / 5 / 5
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William W. Larsen & B. W. McCarron

79 Tricks and Ideas for the Holidays by William W. Larsen & B. W. McCarronDo you want those extra dates between Thanksgiving and Christmas? Then update and transform your act with one or more of these sparkling suggestions for timely holiday magic. Let your agent or webmaster know that you've added something special to your act for the holiday season and watch those bookings roll in.

If you're interested in earning those extra dollars, this updated ebook is for you. With 79 ideas for tricks and extra seasonal revenue with Christmas ornaments, Santa Claus, candles, holly wreathes, mistletoe, holly berries, tinsel garlands, gift-wrapped presents, etc.

But don't...

2020 / 10 / 26
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William W. Larsen & T. Page Wright

The L. W. Mindreading Mysteries by William W. Larsen & T. Page WrightA nice collection of five more entertaining effects for psychic entertainers that will leave audiences thinking that they have just witnessed genuine mind reading. You get:

Musical Mindreading - A spectator selects one of twelve songs, without revealing it to anyone else - and the medium (seated at the piano or CD player) is somehow able to play that very selection. Most musical mindreading acts have required long study. This can be learned in less than fifteen minutes. Little or no expense. An excellent, apparently impromptu item for the home, club or stage.

Distant Card Reading - A number...

2020 / 3 / 31
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William W. Larsen

Conjuring for Children by William W. LarsenBill Larsen reveals the inside secrets for performing magic to children in this newly revised ebook.

Aside from the author's sage and practical advice, garnered from hundreds of shows for youngsters, you get twelve entertaining routines using standard equipment you likely already own. Now you, too, can crack this lucrative field and beat out the local competition. Included are tricks using toys, animals, rings, coins, handkerchiefs, silks, etc. Most of the described effects include full patter.

Best of all, this edition has been newly revised and updated with performance suggestions and...

2019 / 9 / 19
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William W. Larsen

Thayer's Great Handcuff Escape Act by William W. Larsen

A fast, modern escape act you can present at nightclubs, casino floor shows, and TV.

It's an ever-changing world. And with these changes come new modes in everything, including show business. Houdini could be heavily shackled, then retire to a cabinet for thirty minutes, liberate himself and the audiences clamored for more. But that was then ... Paying customers today demand two things: speed and comedy. Many successful professional magicians throw good tricks away if the item won't produce at least six laughs and takes more than two minutes to perform.

This act has been streamlined to appeal...

2021 / 1 / 15
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William W. Larsen

Magical Bulletin Volume 13 (June 1948, Fall 1948) by William W. Larsen
  1. Thayer's Magical Bulletin - Volume 13, Number 1 - June, 1948 - 16 pages
  2. cover photo - Charles Kirkham
  3. Inside the Cabinet - Bill Larsen, Jr.
  4. Pipe Lines - Bill Larsen, Jr.
  5. Suggested Routines - Edw. W. Myers
  6. Why Doesn't Someone ...? - Bill Larsen, Jr.
  7. Interesting Combinations - Bowman and Clark
  8. So You Want to Play Casuals - Dale Williams
  9. Be Careful What You Say! - Pat Fitzgerald
  10. Whispers - Bascom Jones, Jr.
  11. Old Timer Recalls - Jerome Isaacs
  12. Put Your Act to Work - Bill Larsen, Jr.
  13. Talk for Tricks
    • Patter for Multiplying Golf Balls - Pat Fitzgerald
    • Patter for Mutilated Parasol...
2019 / 1 / 28
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William W. Larsen

Genii Volume 01 (Sep 1936 - Aug 1937) by William W. LarsenSeptember 1936 - August 1937
Official Organ for The Pacific Coast Association of Magicians
William W. Larsen, Editor & Publisher

420 pages

  1. Genii - Volume 1, Number 1 - September 1936 - 36 pages
  2. Contents
  3. A Love Poem - T. Page Wright
  4. The Genii Speaks - editorial comments
  5. MAGIC
    1. The Error Aces - T. Page Wright & William Larsen
    2. Nothing New in Parasols - Dale Williams
    3. Felix, The Felicitous Feline - T. Page Wright & William Larsen
    4. The L. W. Stop Mystery - T. Page Wright & William Larsen
    5. McMillen-Wright Rising Cards - T. Page Wright & William W. Larsen
      1. The...
2014 / 4 / 6
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Genii Volume 02 (Sep 1937 - Aug 1938) by William W. LarsenSeptember 1937 - August 1938
Official Organ for The Pacific Coast Association of Magicians and Official American Organ for The International Alliance of Magicians
William W. Larsen, Editor and Publisher

464 pages

  1. Genii - Volume 2, Number 1 - September 1937 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Thomas Chew Worthington III
  3. In This Issue - Contents
  4. Thomas Chew Worthington III - biographical notes
  5. Genii Speaks - editorial comments
  6. MAGIC
    1. The Third Eye - William W. Larsen
    2. "Dots" - Frank M. Chapman
    3. The Chinese Bartender - Dale Williams
    4. Indian Prisoner Tie - Fred Kapp
    5. "Tattle-Tale" -...
2014 / 4 / 6
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Genii Volume 03 (Sep 1938 - Aug 1939) by William W. LarsenSeptember 1938 - August 1939
Official American Organ for The International Alliance of Magicians
William W. Larsen, Editor and Publisher

412 pages

  1. Genii - Volume 3, Number 1 - September 1938 - 40 pages
  2. Cover - Al Robbins
  3. Albert C. Robbins - biographical notes
  4. In This Issue - Contents
  5. My Favorite Tricks - The Editor
    • A Bit Of Clairvoyance
  6. Genii Speaks - editorial comments
  7. Mr. Charles Waller, of Australia Presents The Parcel That Makes Itself
  8. "Old Stuff" - George G. Kaplan
  9. Eddie Clever Presents Measured Thoughts
  10. William Tell Up-To-Date - George Postle
  11. Oscar Weigle,...
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