|Secrets of Sandu
by Paul Stadelman
Two books in one, containing the secrets of a professional's act of club and mental magic, plus his favorite card effects.
We love it when a working performer tips the actual methods from his act. And that's what you get in the first half of this enjoyable book, which was originally released as a limited edition.
The second half contains Sandu's favorite card effects. While not all of the effects in this section are self-working, they rely on sleights that the average performer already knows.
Inside you'll find described a pair of excellent livestock effects that you can make yourself; a pair of mental effects, including one in which a spectator plays the role of a Medium; and a hilarious borrowed watch effect that goes horribly wrong, but ends well, thanks to a just-in-time telegram.
Also included are a pair of rising card effects; a thoroughly baffling production from a trio of metal tubes; and an intriguing mystery involving a billiard ball that defies gravity and travels uphill. Not only that, but there's an addition from the editor that allows the ball to answer "spirit" questions.
All in all, there are over 20 effects described, many of which will be new to the reader, due to the restricted release of the original edition.
Partial contents: BOOK ONE: Magic from My Program: The Climax Rising Cards - The Demon Tubes - Gravity Defied - Western Union - The Watch Bag (B. W. McCarron) - The Dizzy Die - The Spider Box - Simplified Telepathy - Unique Livestock Production - Modern Mindreading - Livestock Production Box
BOOK TWO: Klever Kard Konjuring: Finger Vibrations - Burning a Lady Alive - Pocket to Pocket - Cards Read in Pocket - Elimination - Explaining the Color Change - Watch the Ace - Who Can Yell the Loudest? - Phenomenal Memory - Involuntary Telepathy - A H*ll of a Trick - The Acme Rising Cards - Always Force the Card
PDF format. Expanded and updated reprint of the 1933 typescript edition. Includes several edits, clarifications and updates, four new chapters, added watch bag plans, and additional artwork. 54 pages plus supplement. ($8 US)
Secrets of Sandu is available for purchase at Lybrary.com.