Originally published by Harry Stanley in England, this book has been brought back into publication time and again because the material covered is so hard to find- and TIMELESS!
FROM THE PUBLISHER:This is the second book in a three-book series. Routined Manipulations Part 2 is filled with great manipulation techniques.
This book is packed with enough magic to last you a long time. It's got cards, coins, mentalism, egg bag, balls, and so much more. It even has Al Koran's entire Blindfold Card Act, which is worth the price of this book many times over!
Money Attracts MoneyGanson's coins across routineFour coins travel from one hand to the other. Uses a 5th silver coin to "attract" the coppersThe Colour Changing Pocket KnifeGanson's routine uses three knives: W/R, W/B, and Striped. A holder for the knives is described. Moves described include: three color change moves, three vanishes, changing color in spectator's hand, and changing one knife for another. Routine is along the lines of trying to make a knife vanish, but it changes color instead. Thimble ManipulationObjections to Thimble Magic addressedWilfred Bader's Thimble Routine: Uses on red and 10 yellow thimbles, recommends giant wooden thimbles. Two thimble holders are also explained. Sleights described include thumb palms, finger palm, change over palm, and several steals. Routine includes thimble appearances, vanishes, color change, and multiplication, ending with 5 thimbles (one on each finger).Alternative Presentations: doing thimbles for a cabaret setting or a children's show; levitating a thimble.The Crystal PrismA selected card is revealed in a prism.Card QuotaVariations on common card sleightsThe GlideA New LocationUsing a commercial wallet and the card on the ceiling trickA Simple Pack SwitchCard Coin Cut (Dr. Georg Schitzkowski)Coin appears on the selected cardKen Brook's ChapterThe Ken Brooke Routine for the Cap and PenceA Clean Prediction mentalist routine (prediction is drawn from a hat- no stooges required)Henry Hay's Coins Up the Sleeve Includes descriptions of Hay's palm and vanish sleightsColour Change, Penetration, and VanishSilk routine using the dye tubeIncludes a Jack Chanin vanishBeer is Best paddle routineCecil Keech's Ropan SilkShort rope visible lengthens to 15 feetMy Opening Card routineRoutine with an appearing and vanishing fan of cardsDr. Geimer's Dice Routine The "move" explained, and four effects offered. Koran's Miracle Blindfold Card ActA complete act with seven card revelations performed while blindfolded. Includes: Sense of Touch; Stop - By Power of Thought; Three Times Three; Double Thoughts; Prediction Plus; Force Superb; and The Payoff. Harold G. Beaumont's QuartetThe Coincidental CutMaybe this is Crazy! (giant fan production)Clean Cut Ace TranspositionThe Sympathetic RopesThe Sympathetic Disks: Hilliard's Sympathetic Coins (Matrix) using coloured disksEgg Bag, Egg Bag (adapted from Percy Abbott routine)Will Ayling's Fashion Parade An impromptu effect in which a rolled up magazine rises and falls over two cords.Modern Billiard Ball ManipulationIntroduction and brief history of ball magicThe Type and Size of Balls to UseThe Half Shelf: to use or not to useThe Care and Preparation of the HandsThe Two Palm Positions: The Palm Proper, The Finger PalmMethods of Vanishing a Billiard Ball: 5 methodsProducing a Ball In the Hand: 2 methodsProductions With the Aid of the ShellAcquitments with Billiard Balls: 6 methods to show the hands apparently emptyManipulation of the Shell: palming, acquitmentsApparatus Used for Obtaining a Ball SecretlyThe Use of MisdirectionThe First Routine: single ball multiplies to fourThe Second Routine: An extension to routine oneColour Changes with Billiard Balls The Substitution of One Ball for AnotherColour Changes by Means of the ShellThe "Eight Ball" Routine: climaxing with the production of 8 balls
Author: Lewis GansonHardbound book. 133 pages.Current printing. Originally published 1954 by Harry Stanley