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BY

ROBERT PARRISH

AND

OSCAR WEIGLE, Jr.


COPYRIGHT 1939 BY MAX HOLDEN

PUBLISHED BY

MAX HOLDEN NEW YORK

PHILADELPHIA

BOSTON


FOREWORD When the book YOU'D BE SURPRISED was published by Max Holden more than a year ago, so encouraging was its reception that the authors. Robert Parrish and John Goodrum, felt that a sequel might be in order. As circumstances prevented John Goodrum from participating actively in the task, arrangements were made to have Oscar Weigle, Jr., who had contributed to the first book, supplant him. It may be said that the Parrish-Goodrum-Weigle trio have thoughts which are extremely (and sometimes uncannily) parallel, so we believe there is really no radical change in the new combination of collaborators. We dedicate this book to the club performer, from whose perspective the tricks have been created. Anybody of average ability can do all of the effects at little or no expense as there is no special apparatus required which most magicians do not already have. It is our hope that magicians will find something of value in the succeeding pages. ROBERT PARRISH OSCAR WEIGLE, Jr.


CONTENTS MENTAL MAGIC PAGE

Wrong Number A Prediction to End Predictions The Payoff Prediction . . . Things to Come The "Direct" Divination The Phantom President Picture Projection Transposed Minds Comedy Color-Changing Slate Two Routines

7 9 12 14 17 17 19 21 ...23 25

CARD MAGIC Thought on the Line "Picture This " Name Your Favorite Remote Reverso Synchronism Dual Impulsion Duo Prediction The Triple Enigma Nu-Locato Simplex Card Stabbing The Impromptu Fifteen Card Trick The Challenge Blindfold Card Routine An All-Card Routine

27 29 30 31 32 35 37 38 39 40 41 43 47

SILK MAGIC Two Silk Folds Continuous Production of Silks at the Finger Tips Silks of a Color Follow Each Other Silks Do As You Do Twin Sympathy A Silk Routine

48 50 52 56 59 62

ROPE AND LACE MAGIC Parish's Three to One Weigle's Three to One Quadruple Cut The Magic Laces A Cut and Restored Shoe Lace The Cut and Restored Lace Tips Conclusion: A Club Routine of General Magic

61 66 68 70 73 74 75


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WRONG NUMBER (WEIGLE)

It is usually a source of irritation to both parties when a wrong telephone number is contacted. In this instance, however, it serves as a novel means of revealing information. The magus casually remarkes that many times in his experience coincidences have made themselves evident in a very strange and unexpected manner. Before going into further detail, a local telephone directory is borrowed from the host or hostess and the book opened by a spectator to a selected page. The assisting spectator then concentrates on but one particular name on that page. Just about this time the telephone rings and the host, taking time out for the moment, answers it. That finished, the magus asks, if it is not too personal, who was that? He is informed that it was just a wrong number. "They wanted to know if this was Zilch's Exterminating Company!" "Zilch's Exterminating Company," muses the performer; then, turning to the concentrating spectator, "What is the name you are thinking of?" It is the same! Imagine the strange effect, if you will. The method is quite simple. Proper timing and a good force are the essentials. For the latter, there are legions of methods to be used. Annemann had a very good, clean-cut force in his "One Man Mental and Psychic Routine." The second method of Telephone Telepathy in "You'd Be Surprised" may also be used. We recommend this variation on an old gag, however. Get a page with a name that you would want to use, somewhere near the middle of the telephone book. For complete simplicity, let the name be the first one on the page. Count-downs to a set number for names are sometimes confusing and the volunteer.is likely to make a mistake. This is impossible if you tell him to look at the first name of the page, and the choice, so far as the effect goes, seems comparatively unlimited. Into the telephone book at the force page you put a playing card. It is placed near the binding at about the middle. Close the book and have it handy. On top of your regulation deck of cards you have a duplicate of the card in the book. Shuffle the pack and keep the top card in place. Now fan the cards and request someone to "remove a bunch of cards, say, from five to ten." These

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