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The Magic 36 by Wm. S. Houghton The Magic 36
by William S. Houghton

This book contains excellent variety for magicians and mentalists of all performing capabilities and experience levels.

The effects and routines include apparatus tricks, mental stunts, spirit writing, predictions, magazine and book tests, thumb ties, and tricks with cards, silks, coins, cigarettes, billiard balls, sponge ball and a terrific rope routine.

Written in easily understandable language with all moves clearly explained.

In all, there are 36 effects described, each worthy of adding to your act.

Here's a partial listing of what's included:

  1. American Beauty Production
  2. "Number Please" Variations
  3. Disposing of the Thumb Tip
  4. Gimmick Exchange
  5. "Thought Coincidence" Again
  6. Magazine Test
  7. Thought Vision
  8. Blue Pencil Book Test
  9. Impromptu Name Duplication
  10. Prediction Supreme
  11. Mystic Slate Prediction
  12. Cards to Pocket
  13. Book Test with Playing Card
  14. "Squash" Routine
  15. Coin in Bottle Routine
  16. 20th Century Silks Routine
  17. Number Exchange
  18. Diachylon Number Exchange
  19. "Foolproof" Number Prediction
  20. "Cigarette from Nowhere"
  21. Fingertip Vanish
  22. Comedy Thumb Tie
  23. Card in Envelope
  24. Coin Transposition
  25. Shell Coin Routine
  26. Another Shell Coin Routine
  27. Sponge Ball Routine
  28. Paper Napkin Routine
  29. Miracle Slate Routine
  30. Billiard Ball Routine
  31. Spirit Writing Wrinkle
  32. Amazing Card Prediction
  33. "Blackout" Double Prophecy
  34. Three-Pellet Trick Perfected
  35. Another Rope Trick
  36. Rope Routine, Wrinkle and Patter
  37. Opening Lecture for Mental Routine

"Choice stuff with lots of twists, variations and improvements. 'The Magic 36' has great variety, no too-difficult sleights, and a number of individual items each worth a good price." (Lloyd E. Jones)

"The book is particularly strong in mental effects although it covers a wide field, from sponge balls to coins to the production of a large basket of roses. Very much worthwhile and will be found most useful." (The Sphinx" review)

Magic World expanded and updated edition features two new chapters. Completely reset in crystal clear type.

This book is offered in both digital and print editions.
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