Unconventional Magic by Lewis Ganson

(c. 1950,1956) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

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Hundreds of magicians at the great International Convention at Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.A., also in Chicago . . Pittsburgh . . New York and Buffalo . . acclaimed it as a great selection of top-class magic . . LEWIS GANSON’S UNCONVENTIONAL MAGIC

Tricks for Close-up ..Drawing Room .. Cabaret and Stage “UNCONVENTIONAL MAGIC ” has them all!

This book contains Fifteen Audience-tested items . . Routined and explained~with every detail necessary for their successful performance . . nearly One Hundred action photo’s and line illustrations, make certain of your success. The splendid material includes such outstanding items as ..Ken Brooke’s presentation of the” Vanishing Card Case and Cards” in which a pack of cards is removed from its case, fanned out and used to fan the hand holding the case . .this hand is opened when it is seen that the case has vanished ! Next, the cards vanish . . but both make their re-appearance and, can be handed out for examination, if desired. A wonderful stunt that will enhance any card routine . . or perfect on its own !

Bertram Millidge presents an entirely New move with the Jardine Ellis Ring, also Two splendid penetration effects using an ordinaryring and ribbon or silk.

Lewis Ganson’s terrific “Diminishing and Expanding Cards “. Everyone agrees that this is the BEST and EASIEST method for doing this great effect. A pack of cards is fanned, and Diminished THREE TIMES. Each time a card of each diminished size is removed from pack ! Finally, the cards are expanded to normal size ..and the same cards are used for further tricks if desired, for you have a perfectly normal pack of cards!

Ken Brooke’s presentation of the classic “Sympathetic Silks” ..a beautifully simplified routine . . but great magic !

These tricks ALONE are worth more than the price of the whole book ! We Guarantee that even the most modest of performers will be able to do all the tricks in the book, and thus be able to add to his repertoire a fine selection of items suitable for impromptu and Platform performance.

Here is another classic magic book by Lewis Ganson with effects by Ken Brooke, Peter Warlock, Cy Endfield, Marconick, Tonny van Dommelen and others.


2 Introduction (Lewis Ganson)

5 Chapter One Free Choice
5 Introduction: Bank Night variation
6 Preparation
6 Performance
7 Holding the Packet of Envelopes
7 Counting the Envelopes
8 The Selection
9 Opening the Envelope

11 Chapter Two Cy Endfield’s Card Penetration and Change
11 Effect
11 Performance
14 Outline of the Routine
15 Chapter Three Bags of Everything
15 Introduction
15 The Apparatus
16 Moves With the Bags and Balls
20 Production of a Glass of Wine

21 Chapter Four Eddie Ward’s Zombie Card Rise
21 Introduction and Explanation

23 Chapter Five Three Penetration Effects:
23 (a) Bertram Millidge’s New Move with the Jardine Ellis Ring
24 (b) Silk Through Ring
25 (c) Silk through Silk

27 Chapter Six Ken Brooke’s Knot-Out plus a simple routine for the Sympathetic Silks
27 The Reef Knot
27 To Upset the Knot
28 Performance
30 The Sympathetic Silks
30 – Effect
30 – Requirements and Preparation
30 – Performance

33 Chapter Seven Ken Brooke’s Presentation of the Vanishing Card Case and Cards
33 Effect
33 Requirements and Presentation
33 Performance

36 Chapter Eight Frederica’s Close-up Thimble Routine
36 Effect: thimble multiples to five and vanish under a handkerchief
36 Method: uses regular thimbles
36 Part I The Introduction
38 Part II The Vanish

41 Chapter Nine Diminishing and Expanding Cards
41 Effect
41 Preparation
42 Performance

46 Chapter Ten Peter Warlock’s The Cardboard Prisoner
46 Effect: card selection becomes impaled on a ribbon in a paper bag
46 Requirements and Preparation
47 Performance

50 Chapter Eleven Tonny Van Dommelen’s Front Page Cards
50 Effect: three selections are revealed in a torn newspaper
50 Requirements
50 Performance
52 Notes

53 Chapter Twelve Marconick’s Gypsy Thread
53 Introduction
53 Requirements and Preparation
55 Performance
58 Ali Bongo’s Addition

  • Publisher: Supreme
  • Pages: 59
  • Location: Bideford, Devon, England
  • Dimensions: 6″x9″
  • Date: 1950
  • Binding: softbound

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