1952
Written by Lewis Ganson
Work of Lewis Ganson
133 pages (Hardcover), published by Harry Stanley
Illustrated with photographs
Language: English
80 entries
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Lewis Ganson Preface
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Barrows Mussey Prefatory Note
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Lewis Ganson Money Attracts Money four copper coins travel from one hand to the other one by one to join a silver coin
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Unknown Thumb Clip Hold-Back
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Lewis Ganson The Colour Changing Pocket Knife
  • The Type of Knife to Use
  • A Convenient Holder
  • The Routine and Patter
Related to 12
Unknown Methods of Making the Knife "Twist"
  • First Method
  • Second Method
  • Third Method
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Unknown Three Vanishes
  • First Method
  • Second Method
  • Third Method
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Unknown The Knife Changes Colour Whilst Held by a Spectator
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Unknown To Change One Knife for Another switch
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Lewis Ganson Thimble Manipulation on thimble manipulation
  • 1. They are too Small to be Seen from a Stage
  • 2. Thimbles are not usually Associated with a Male
  • 3. There is too much Repetition in the Routines usually seen
Also published here 21
Wilfred Bader Thimble Routine thimble manipulation routine
Also published here 22
Unknown The Thumb Palm from Forefinger
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Unknown The Thumb Palm from Second Finger
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Unknown The Finger Palm
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Unknown Change Over Palm
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Unknown Steal for the Colour Change
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Unknown Steal for the Production of Four Thimbles on the Left Fingers
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Unknown Steal for the Production of Five Thimbles on the Right Fingers and Thumb
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Unknown Thimble Vanish
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Wilfred Bader Alternative Presentations of thimble routine
  • Concert or Cabaret
  • Children
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Wilfred Bader Levitation thimble floats, thread
Also published here 35
Lewis Ganson The Crystal Prism name of selected card appears in triangular glass prism so spectator can divine it
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Lewis Ganson Card Quota intro to card section
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Lewis Ganson "The Glide"
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Lewis Ganson A New Location method to locate a card in the deck of which a corner has been torn off, without riffle
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Lewis Ganson The Card in Wallet applying the previous New Location
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Lewis Ganson The Card on the Ceiling applying the previous New Location
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Lewis Ganson A Simple Pack Switch cased deck openly pocketed and removed again later
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Dr. Georg Schitzkowski Card Coin Cut spectator cuts deck through handkerchief, coin appears there and selection is right at that spot
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Lewis Ganson Ken Brooke's Chapter
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Ken Brooke The Ken Brooke Routine for the Cap and Pence cap and pence routine
Also published here 45
Ken Brooke A Clean Prediction prediction put in hat, then three items borrowed and one chosen, it is predicted
Also published here 47
Unknown Magician's Choice one of three items
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Albert Verity, Malcolm Davison Prediction with Pocket Writing variation
Also published here 49
Henry Hay Coins Up the Sleeve five coins travel one by one from hand to trouser pocket with a clink
Also published here
  • "The Amateur Magician's Handbook"
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Unknown The Palm palming a coin from a group
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Unknown The Vanish
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Lewis Ganson Colour Change, Penetration and Vanish introduction to tricks with a handkerchief changing tube
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Lewis Ganson The Colour Change routine with tube
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Lewis Ganson Penetration Plus silk through silk routine with tube
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Jack Chanin A Vanish routine with tube
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Lewis Ganson Beer is Best beer image on paddle
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Unknown The Paddle Twist
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Cecil Keech Ropan Silk silk tied around long rope, it jumps to short rope, rope grows after being tied into circle, rope with connection
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Lewis Ganson My Opening Card Routine production routine with gloves
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Dr. Alexander Geimer Dr. Geimer's Dice Routine
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Unknown The Dice Move paddle move
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Al Koran Koran's Miracle Blindfold Act multi-phase routine performed genuinely blindfolded, comprised of the following effects
Variations 72
Al Koran Effect No 1. "Sense of Touch" performer blindfolded, selected card is located by feel in tabled spread
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Al Koran Effect No. 2. "Stop - By Power of Thought" performer blindfolded
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Al Koran Effect No. 3. "Three Times Three" performer blindfolded, three cards lost in three piles and located
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Al Koran Effect No. 4. "Double Thoughts" performer blindfolded, two spectators have five cards each, they exchange one and then name their cards, performer knows which ones were exchanged
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Al Koran Effect No. 5. "Prediction Plus" performer blindfolded, card chosen with ten-twenty force is predicted
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Al Koran Effect No. 6. "Force Superb" performer blindfolded, card chosen and performer finds it in his pocket
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Al Koran Hindu Force with preliminary display face in which bottom card changes
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Al Koran Effect No. 7. "The Pay Off" performer blindfolded, several cards selected and shuffled back, deck put in performer's pocket where he locates chosen cards by touch
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Lewis Ganson Harold G. Beaumont's "Quartet"
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Harold G. Beaumont The Coincidental Cut
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Harold G. Beaumont Maybe This Is Crazy! giant fan production as finale, gaffed
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Harold G. Beaumont Clean Cut Transposition four Aces in one glass transpose with four spot cards in another
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Harold G. Beaumont The Sympathetic Ropes three tied ropes are put in one hat, three separate ropes in another, then the other set is knotted
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Lewis Ganson The Sympathetic Discs matrix on four corners of handkerchief with four different colored discs and two covers
  • Suggestion by Terence J. Coates
Inspired by 82
Unknown To Show Both Sides of the Discs
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Unknown Turning the Disc Under the Card
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Lewis Ganson, Percy Abbott Egg Bag, Bag Egg egg bag routine, with egg on fan
Also published here 86
Will Ayling Fashion Parade magazine rolled into tube moves up and down two cords
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Lewis Ganson Modern Billiard Ball Manipulation intro to longer article
  • The Type and Size of Balls to Use
  • The Half Shell
  • The Care and Preparation of the Hands
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Lewis Ganson The Two Palm Positions
  • (a) The Palm Proper
  • (b) The Finger Palm
  • Simulation
  • Exercises with the Palm Proper
  • Exercises with the Finger Palm
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Unknown Methods of Vanishing a Billiard Ball
  • 1st Method
  • 2nd Method
  • 3rd Method
  • 4th Method
  • 5th Method
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Unknown Producing a Ball in the Hand
  • 1st Method
  • 2nd Method
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Unknown Productions with the Aid of the Shell
  • 2nd Method
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Unknown Acquitments with Billiard Balls
  • 1st Method
  • 2nd Method
  • 3rd Method
  • 4th Method
  • 5th Method
  • 6th Method
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Unknown Manipulation of the Shell
  • Palming the Shell
  • Acquitments with the Shell
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Unknown Apparatus Used for Obtaining a Ball Secretly
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Lewis Ganson The Use of Misdirection
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Lewis Ganson The First Routine
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Lewis Ganson The Second Routine
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Unknown Colour Changes with Billiard Balls
  • (a) The Substitution of One Ball for Another
    • First Method
    • Second Method
    • Third Method
    • Fourth Method
    • Fifth Method
  • (b) Colour Changes by Means of the Shell
    • First Method
    • Second Method
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Lewis Ganson The "Eight Ball" Routine
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Lewis Ganson Conclusion
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Data entered by Denis Behr.