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The John Booth Classics by John Booth

(c. 1941,1953,1975) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Details: Part 1 – A CONJURER ‘S REMINISCENCES: the story of John Booth,. his life and his travels with many pictures of the author, taken at different stages of his life in different parts of the world . You will thrill to this intriguing story. John writes on Mentalism and his career as a lecturer .. . How he was fooled by the Crown Prince of Japan; at his search for the Indian Rope Trick , Illustrated with dozens of photographs and memorabilia from the author’ s private collection. Here is an intriguing and Inspirational story. A book on its own yet just one book d the three within the covers which make THE JOHN BOOTH CLASSICS.

The Foreword Is by the one and only KARELL FOX. Karrell tells of two great books which gripped his imagination as a youngster and which helped him to achieve success. Those two books were ‘Marvels at Mystery’ and ‘ Forging Ahead in Magic’ . Both books were immediate hits when they were first published . THEY ARE BOTH HERE !

Part 2 – FORGING AHEAD IN MAGIC:  contains secrets more powerful than magic itself. How to sell yourself; how get publicity, and how to build an act . Here are the secrets of successful magicians … . not their tricks but the practical ideas and business methods whereby they have gained prominence and profit . John tells you how t o get more applause; how to manufacture your Own glamour. He gives you lucrative , direct mall Ideas; a chapter on better booking and safer contract s. He tells you how to get held over.

Part 3 – MARVELS OF MYSTERY:  a book of tricks that were actually used by a working professional in his act. There are chapters on ‘Opening Smartly’, ‘Preliminary Trickery’ , ‘Patter Pets’, one tor the Intimate workers , a chapter on Feature Mysteries , one on Closing Masterpieces , one for the card expert. There’s some fascinating novelty magic here , plus such GREAT items as Booth’s Modern Chinese Linking Rings, The East Indian Needle Swallowing  Mystery and similar timeless effects . For a long time , FORGING AHEAD IN MAGIC and MARVELS OF MYSTERY have been unobtainable and out of print, – collectors ‘ items …. very much sought after.

NOW HERE THEY ARE both books reprinted together with A CONJURER’S REMINISCENCES in one handsome book; a most definite must for anyone who loves magic ; for anyone who entertains; for anyone who wants to make money from magic; for anyone who wants to develop their personality and improve their stage craft.

IT’S ALL HERE.

Contents:

05 The John Booth Classics
05 Foreword by Karrell Fox
06 Trophies awarded Dr. Booth
07 Conjurer’s Reminiscences by John Booth
11 Looking Back
17 On Mentalism
21 A Turning Point
29 I Seek the Indian Rope Trick
33 Guilty Complexes
37 Changes

Part Two: Forging ahead in Magic
Edited by Ralph W. Read
154 Pages
10 Photographs of John Booth and Newspaper Articles

Contents:

V Contents
VII Introduction by William W. Larsen .
IX A Word From the Author

PART ONE: BEFORE THE CURTAIN RISES

013 Chapter 1. BUILDING THE MAGIC ACT
-Special Openings
-Essential Components of the Act
-Closing Strongly
-Encore Examples

023 Chapter 2. CREATING A SETTING
-The Important Mazda Glow
-The Power of Music
-Care of the Hands, Face and Clothes

033 Chapter 3. BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE
-Position on the Bill
-How to Get off to a Good Start

PART TWO: ON THE STAGE

041 Chapter 4. THE STYLE IS THE THING
-How to Find and Build Up Your Style
-The Secret in Rehearsing

048 Chapter 5. THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE
-Be Your Own Playwright
-The Key to Dramatic Voicing

055 Chapter 6. PERSONALITY AND SHOWMANSHIP
-Development of Personality
-Cultivating Performing Greatness

063 Chapter 7. HOW TO GET MORE APPLAUSE

PART THREE BUILDING YOUR REPUTATION

071 Chapter 8. MANUFACTURING YOUR OWN GLAMOUR
-Curious Advertising Give-Aways

081 Chapter 9. DETAILED ANALYSIS OF NEWSPAER PUBLICITY
-Handling Newspaper Interviews
-Special Promotional Stunts
-The Magician-Author
-Sorcery Anecdotes Columnists Seek
-These Stunts Paid Dividends

105 Chapter 10. THEY WANT YOUR PICTURE!
-News Pictures That Count
-Solving the Professional Photograph Problem

112 Chapter 11. THE MAGIC OF THE ETHER
-Sketches, Interviews and Stunts
-Writing Radio and Luncheon Club Addresses
-Television Thaumaturgy

120 Chapter 12. LUCRATIVE DIRECT MAIL IDEAS
-Engaging a Press Agent

PART FOUR: TURNING TALENT INTO MON.EY

133 Chapter 13. BETTER BOOKINGS AMD SAFER CONTRACTS
-Booking Organizations Direct
-Success in the Lyceum Field
-Night Clubs and Vaudeville Problems
-Pitfalls in Show Contracts

147 Chapter 14. HOW TO GET HELD OVER
-Conclusion

Part Two: Marvels of Mystery
Edited by Ralph W. Read
146 Pages
50 Illustrations by Bill Hanna

Contents:

V Acknowledgements
VII Content
IX Introduction by Mrs Harry Houdini
XI Preface

013 CHAPTER ONE – OPENING SMARTLY
015 A Cannon Ball Opening!
019 Gentleman’s Gloves to Milady’s Bouquet
021 The Cups and Balls With Baby Chicks

031 CHAPTER TWO – PRELIMINARY TRICKERY
033 Mind Controlling Matter
035 Can You Tie It?
038 Ne Plus Ultra Cards to Pocket
042 A Stage Hydrostatic Glass Illusion
046 Catching Goldfish in Mid-Air

051 CHAPTER THREE – PATTER PETS
053 The Incredible Glass Penetration
054 The Coin in the Bottle
056 An Amazing Slate Prediction

059 CHAPTER FOUR – FOR INTIMATE WORKERS
061 It’s Extra Sensory Perception!
063 Thought Projection of Geometrical Designs
065 An Infallible Quick and Dead Test
067 Three Card Revelation

073 CHAPTER FIVE – FEATURE MYSTERIES
075 Mickey Mouse Magic
078 Fingers That Tell All!
083 Booth’s Bewitching Board
089 Modern Chinese Linking Rings

095 CHAPTER SIX – CLOSING MASTERPIECES
097 East Indian Needle Swallowing Mystery
102 The Man Who Swallows Razor Blades
107 The Great Smoking Clay Pipes
111 A Brazilian Phantasy
115 Booth’s Miracle Production
124 A Reliable Lightning Bird Cage Vanish

131 CHAPTER SEVEN – FOR THE CARD EXPERT
133 “Lay Your Cards on the Table !”

141 CONCLUSION
143 Magic Tables and Routines

Submitted by Dietrich Keller

  • Publisher: Supreme
  • Pages: 351
  • Location: Bideford, Devon
  • Dimensions: 6″x9″
  • Date: 1941, 1953
  • Binding: hardbound

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Approx. Price: $25.00 (2003) ***

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