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Practical Magic Book by David Robbins
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Practical Magic Book by David Robbins
Practical Magic Book by David Robbins
Item #: BK10006 (L10-3-2.M27-7-1)
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By David Robbins. 80 large pages of over 100 easy to do tricks for parlor and stage, that anyone can perform with simple inexpensive props. There are tricks with cards, ropes, cigarettes, coins, as well as clever mind reading effects, and more. This book contains a complete course of instruction in ventriloquism and an important chapter on showmanship.  Truly the greatest value ever offered.

 

The tricks in this book represent a selection of the best tricks from each issue of Magic Is Fun.  Magic is Fun was a bi-monthly "Independent Magazine for the Amateur Magician", published by D. Robbins & Company in New York, that published only 7 issues between March 1946 and December 1947.  The first issue (of 100,000 copies) paid tribute to Houdini and had contributions by Paul Benov, Al Davids, Alan Stuart, Jerry Smith, Guy Deforest, Robert Orben and Robert A. Nelson. It also contained a piece on Al Flosso.

 

Tricks taught are:

  • The Vanishing Inch
  • Balancing a Glass on a Card
  • Boy or Girl
  • Blowing a Card
  • The Liquefied Block
  • Face-up Card
  • Hindu Thumb Penetration
  • A Strong Dollar
  • The Screwy Match
  • Multiplying Coins
  • Magic Light
  • Card and Ribbon Penetration
  • Glass and Coin Mystery
  • Floating Egg
  • Twentieth-Century Coin Trick
  • The Flying Coin
  • Paper Bag Magic
  • What's Your Lucky Card?
  • Cute Stunt
  • Where's the Cow?
  • Scissors Sorcery
  • Pencil Magic
  • A Penny Puzzler
  • Coin Through Card
  • A 4-ACE Trick
  • The Vanishing Cigarette
  • Odds and Even
  • Penny Through Plate
  • An Optical Illusion
  • The Magic Match Boxes
  • Easy Book Test
  • Color-Changing Milk
  • Domino Magic
  • Living or Dead
  • Knifing a Card
  • Where There's Life - There's Hope
  • The Weeping Half Dollar
  • Coins From A Candle
  • Inflated Money
  • Smelling a Card
  • Easy Cut and Restored Rope Trick
  • Broken and Restored Match
  • Confetti to Cake!
  • Magic Cones
  • The Eight-Card Trick
  • The Siberian Finger
  • "Spirit" Gum
  • Glass and Match Trick
  • The Flighty Dollar
  • Sensitive Fingers
  • Miracle Card Prediction
  • Hindu String Trick
  • Fantastic Fishing
  • An Easy Four-Ace Miracle
  • The Seven Magicians
  • The Mirror Card
  • The Surprise Bag
  • Envelope Magic
  • Color Test
  • Magnetic Chips
  • Match And Water Stunt
  • Houdini Speaks
  • A Trick with Dice
  • Mysterious Egg
  • Coin Penetration
  • Mental Telephony
  • Mind Reading Deluxe
  • Dictionary Mind Reading
  • Cards Through Table
  • Fu Manchu
  • Balancing An Egg
  • Magnetic Cards
  • Button Mystery
  • Eggs to Silks!
  • Mystic Ashes
  • Card and Dice Mystery
  • Four-Ace Miracle
  • Cut and Restored Handkerchief
  • The Ghost Whistle
  • Egg to Confetti
  • Dice Prediction
  • Disappearing Glass
  • Matches to Silk
  • Smart Coin Vanish
  • Cops and Robbers
  • Red, White and Blue Mental Effect
  • Book Magic
  • Mental Music
  • Blackboard Miracles
  • Four Aces From a Hat
  • Easy Tricks With Cigars
  • The X-ray Match Box
  • The Magic Box
  • A New Card Gimmick
  • Cutting A Woman in Half
  • Gone With the Wind
  • Silk from Ink Bottle
  • Easy Built Production and Vanishing Box
  • The Magic Banana
  • Coin in Orange
  • Walking Colors
  • Stretching a Rope
  • The Traveling Silk
  • The Red and Black Mystery
  • The Soaring Cigarette
  • Pronto Card Appear
  • Rabbit from Napkin
  • Mental Magic
  • Showmanship
  • Patter
  • Lessons in Sleight of Hand
  • How to Be a Ventriloquist

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David Robbins - yes, the D. Robbins who started our company - 
teaches over 100 tricks for parlor and 
stage. Includes showmanship, sleight of hand, cards, ropes, coins, 
mentalism, and a complete course of instruction 
in ventriloquism.