Al Koran’s Legacy by Hugh Miller

(c. 1972,1996)

Illustrated by the Author.  The second edition of 1996 was issued in softcover and adds additional material (see below). Note: Martin Breese has published yet a third edition of Al Koran’s Legacy with yet more additional content. This edition has been listed separately

Contents (from book):

vii Foreword (Francis White)

7 Introduction
11 Preface (Hugh Miller)

17 Part 1 Club and Cabaret Routines
19 Five Star Prediction: card in envelope matches spectator’s selection
27 Twenty Card Memory: magician instantly pulls each of 20 selections as called by the spectators
35 The Gold Medallion: three numbers selected by three spectators appear on a medallion in a box
45 Mind Shot: magician takes polaroid photo of spectator, and card selection is seen in the photo on the spectator’s forehead
51 Headline Countdown: a newspaper headline prediction
63 The Astral World: a book test
71 Million Dollar Prediction: long term publicity prediction
79 Insight Spectacular: a Lottery (or other) number prediction
89 Cassette Recorder Miracle: one of five cards predicted by a cassette tape recording, could probably be adapted to MP3 player or other modern system

97 Part 2 Close-Up Magic After Hours
99 Where Did She Go?: a find the lady card trick
105 Pronto Card to Wallet: a clever double card to wallet
113 Bare-Hand Coin Vanish: needs a table
119 Stack Vanish: clever addition for the cap & pence1
125 The Pill: a sponge ball trick around birth control
133 The Wife’s Favorite: a four card revelation
139 Automatic Poker: poker demo with Royal Flushes
145 Coloured Matches: pairs of red & white matches vanish and are replaced by yellow and green
153 I’ll Find It: clever mind reading card trick
159 Eye of the Beholder: magician matches the number of cards chosen by spectator

165 Part 3 Gadget, Gimmicks and Presentation
167 Force Pack: an alternative to rough & smooth
167 Swami Holder: a quick and sure way to retrieve your gimmick
168 Scored Deck: quick side marking
168 Daubed Spectator: identifying a spectator when blindfolded
169 Grab Force: spectator grabs a card from a special frame, and it is forced
170 Index Card: idea for a special playing card, and a note on Koran’s card index
171 Presentation of Al Koran’s Magic
173 – Handling of Props
176 – Handling of Spectators
179 – Dress
179 – The Finale

—–Added in 1996 Edition (pagination is different in new edition)—–

153 Part Four New Materials for the 1996 Edition
153 Linking of Three Borrowed Finger Rings
165 The Coin in Bottle
169 Coin Ring and Handkerchief

  • Publisher: Repro Magic
  • Pages: 173
  • Location: London, England
  • Dimensions: 8″x12″
  • Date: 1972, 1996
  • Binding: softbound

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Approx. Price: $20.00 (06/2003) ***

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