|At Your Fingertips
by Arthur Leroy
Available again at long last is this comprehensive work explaining the brilliant thimble artistry of Jimmy Shannon.
Jimmy Shannon was the talk of the magic world in the 1930s and 40s, with his beautifully orchestrated thimble manipulation act.
His moves were accepted by experts as the most original, most unusual and altogether fascinating of his day.
When the time came for Shannon's moves to be recorded for posterity, the task was given to a young writer who was already making a name for himself: Arthur Leroy.
In fact, it was felt that Jimmy Shannon's moves were so entirely different from average that it was felt a necessity that Leroy be hired to tackle this duty.
Luckily for the magic world, the combination clicked, making available this rare combination of moves and gambits to the conjuring fraternity at large. Eighteen items in all, including a beautifully orchestrated routine.
PDF format. Expanded and updated reprint of the 1934 first edition. Includes five new chapters, plus important edits, clarifications and updates. 35 pages. ($15 US)
At Your Fingertips is available for purchase at Lybrary.com.