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LOUIS

CARD MAGIC THAT

LAM

IS DIFFERENT


"SILKEN SORCERY" Jean Hugard

Silken Sorcery covers practically everything on silks, including thirty methods of producing a silk. Eleven methods of producing a number of silks. Seventeen methods of vanishing a silk. Twelve methods of dyeing the silks. Eleven methods of Twentieth Century Silks. A chapter on Knots and Flourishes. Twenty-three tricks with silks. Useful accessories, sleights, etc. Well Printed and Illustrated, $1.60 Price 7/6.

MAGIC OF THE HANDS. EDWARD VICTOR. One of the greatest books ever written. Such a noted authority on magic books as Dr. Daley, talented New York amateur, states that of all his books, this is the one from which he obtained the most. The greatest collection of original sleight-ofhand effects with cards, coins,, silks, billiard balls, thimbles, cigars, cigarettes, ropes, slates and miscellaneous articles ever published. 10 sections—some 50 New Effects—every one a classic. Price 7/6.

"CLOSE-UP MAGIC" For the Night Club Magician. Jean Hugard Herein Mr. Hugard has compiled a collection of Close-up, effects with all information about this new line of magic. Most every magician of prominence at the present day is being featured in the new entertainment field. "Night Clubs". Cardini, Leipsig, Zingone, Vernon Jarow, Benson. Brooks. Swan, Martin, Thompson, Orloff, Larry Gray, Dave Aliison, Haskell. Devant, Albenice, Carlyle and many others. A book full of ideas for the Close-Up worker. 57 pages weli illus..$1.08Jraled. A book that the Modern Magician requires.

Price 5/6. -AFTER THE DESSERT" ~ GARDNER Here is a book with 30 effects using articles that can be carried in your pocket or picked up at the dinner table. All of the material is of real reputation-building nature. With the instructions given for presentation, the results obtainable could not be bettered under "after dessert" conditions if you carried a car load of apparatus. In Its original mimeographed form, with only 24 trick, it sold out so fast that we have had to have it published as a 24 page printed booklet. With 30 tricks now, it represents super value at the old price Price 4/~.


BE DECEIVED BY

LOUIS

LAM

Author of " W O U L D YOU BELIEVE I T ? " " WATCH ME CLOSELY " " MENTALLA " etc.

DEMON

SERIES

Manufacturing Rights Reserved

COPYRIGHT (The right to reproduce the contents, or any part thereof, is strictly reserved)

L.

DAVENPORT

&

CO.

incorporating MASKELYNES MYSTERIES 111,

HIGH

HOLBORN,

LONDON,

ENGLAND


DEDICATION I dedicate this book to THE GREAT LEVANTE, to whom the magical fraternity is so much indebted for real lessons in presentation and showmanship. LOUIS LAM.


INTRODUCTION Happy days are here again." I do hope you will think this when you read my ,new book. Originally it has been my intention to write a new book every year, but I realised that good ideas do not come every day, and in order not to disappoint you I refrained from doing so. The material contained in this book I personally consider better than in the past. This is not a novel, so do not look at the last page to find out " whether they lived happily ever after." On going through these pages you may consider certain experiments as unsuitable for your repertoire. The reading of Magic Books is an art. Read your books over and over again, only then will you be able to appreciate some small points you overlooked at first. Real Magic means " 100% PRESENTATION AND SHOWMANSHIP." I cannot do better than to refer you to THE GREAT LEVANTE. Here we have a master of presentation and showmanship: " the secret of his enormous success." Is he a better magician than we are ? The answer is emphatically " NO," but . . . he possesses something, which is more important, viz. the knack of presenting his problems. After we have seen his show we go home satisfied, because we have seen " REAL ENTERTAINMENT," and that is what matters. Personally I am much indebted to the Great Levante, for without him I would not be in the position in which I find myself to-day. He was not afraid to tell me what was wrong with my act, he cut it to bits. His criticism was constructive, and I was a man to take it on the chin. I realised that the words he spoke to me were true. I did not kid myself that I was the best magician in the world. Here is a lesson for all of you: Listen to those and act upon the advice of those who have proved to be successful. They have paid costly for their experience and you can benefit by it, and here is my advice: Put in your act something different others have not got. It will make your act stand out as " INDIVIDUAL." Do not copy, everybody else is already doing it. Should any point in my book be not clear, do not hesitate to drop me a line, you may be sure of a reply. So get busy, practise hard, and be successful. LOUIS LAM. Amsterdam-0. Holland.


CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

3

EL-EL TELEPHONE TEST

5

ADDITIONAL PRESENTATIONS

6

LADY BE GOOD

7

EL-EL BLUFF FORCE

9

EL-EL 4 ACE PRODUCTION

10

SENSATIONAL CARD DISCOVERY

10

" ENORMOUS " 4 ACE PRESENTATION

12

" MYSTERIOSO " SENSATIONAL 4 ACE TRICK

14

MIRACULOUS

16

DUAL SYMPATHY

18

COINCIDENCE

19

IMPOSSIBLE

21

PUSHO

23

SQUARE MACIC

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THE EL-EL TELEPHONE TEST Here at last we have a real telephone test, which you can try cut immediately. Phone up a friend of yours, ask him to have a pack of cards handy, and instruct him to perform various moves with the pack. In the end he has selected a card, which of course ine performer never knows. Imagine your friend's astonishment when, you tell him the name of the card he selected. Of course \he enterprising magician will also use this excellent effect in his card repertoire, even then it is a real miracle. And now for the explanation. Ask your friend on the other end of the telephone to shuffle a pack of cards thoroughly and to proceed as follows. He has to take a small packet of cards from he pack, say between 10 and 20, as otherwise the experiment would last too long. By now your friend has counted the packet of cards he has taken away. Let us take, for example, he has taken 17 cards. Tell him to place on the table from these 17 cards one card to represent the t e i and next to it 7 cards to represent the 7. In the event of his having taken 15, he must count on the table 1 for the number 10 and next to this card 5 for the number 5. I irust so far everything will be clear to you. After he has done this, he has a small packet of cards left in his hands, tell him to look at the bottom card, and replace this small packet of which he has seen the bottom card, and which he is to remember, on the pack. The cards on the table, in our example the 1 and the 7, have to be shuffled thoroughly and placed on the bottom. You must admit that up till now it is absolutely impossible for you to know which card he selected, and never once have you obtained the cue for a key card. Tell your friend to read the cards out to you over the telephone, and after he has mentioned a number you say, "There is .no need to go any further, the card you selected was, say, the Queen of Spades." He must admit that your statement is quite correct. The secret, like all good things, is simple too. When the cards are being mentioned to you all you have to do is to count the number of cards which are being mentioned, and, believe it or not, the ninth card he mentiois always is the card selected. Of course you will realise that it would be poor showmanship to mention the card immediately you know it, therefore let him continue to mention the cards to you, and after he has mentioned about 12 or 13 cards, you simpiy say: "I believe you have already passed your card ?" Most probably he will say, "Yes," and you continue, "I k~ew it, for you selected (mention the card)." A simple test will prove our case. Say he has 17 cards. He puts on the table 1 card and next to it 7, together 8 cards, balance 9 cards. This experiment is even possible should your man take more than 20.

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