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George McAthy's

SMART BUSINESS for Magicians & M. C.'s COMEDY MAGIC FUNNY BUSINESS LAUGH ROUTINES NEW SMART TALK Published by

TOMMY WINDSOR STUDIO MARIETTA, OHIO U.S.A. BOOK 2 OF A SERIES PRICE TWO DOLLARS


THE GOLDEN EGG BAG GOLDEN EGG BAG

This trick by Tommy Windsor won both the Fitzkee Award and the First Fleming Gold Award. The trick money bag is furnished, made up in first class style, together with special comedy patter by George McAthy. No egg is supplied as the directions tell you how to use your own egg, or a real egg. Here you have a good effect, using a familiar object, made to last a lifetime.

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COMEDY LIT CIGAR MSS. TO USE THE

COMEDY-LIT _^——-^ CIGAR

George McAthy's manuscript "12 Ways To Use The Comedy Lit Cigar." New Tricks, Wrinkles, and Uses for that clever little piece of apparatus called the "Comedy Lit" or "M. C. Cigar." No cigar is furnished, as they are obtainable at all dealers. This nicely printed script tells you what to do with it, and gives you a wealth of new stunts for your next show.

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MAN DROOP'S SPOT LAFFS George McAthy supplies us with another new set of prop laughs. Set "B", Nos. 5-6-7-8. The String of Aces, The Rabbit Letter, The Genius-Jerk Sign, and the Bartender Badge, complete with full illustrated directions telling you how to get the laughs with the props supplied. Easy to do, for Club or Stage, No Practice, No Get-Ready, Nothing to Memorize.

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SMART BUSINESS (BOOK NUMBER TWO . . . SECOND OF A SERIES) By the Author of "GAGS, TRICKS AND PATTER" "LAFF-TESTED DIALOGUES" and "SMART TALK" (Book 1 of this Series) "This -week in Chicago ive had two acts that work hard and show a lot of magic in the few moments allotted. We also had two acts that do a minimum of magic and a great deal of hokum of one kind or another. All four acts are good, but a comparison toould seem to indicate that the further a performer gets from doing actual magic tricks, and the more he uses witticisms, gags, nonsense with spectators, etc., the better the spot he can play, and the more money he can get."窶認rom "AROUND CHICAGO WITH FRANCES IRELAND" in 'March 1U6 LINKING RING MAGAZINE. 窶「

The next or third book in this series will be George McAthy's "SMART TRICKS" Watch for it early in 1947. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED: No part of this book, text or illustrations may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the publisher. Copyright 1946 by Thomas I. Lowry. Printed in U. S. A.

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TOMMY WINDSOR STUDIO MARIETTA, OHIO, U. S. A.


GEORGE McATHY'S

Smant CONTENTS Hot Water Torn Hat & Paper Panties No Tickee, No Shirtee Milk Routine Mind Reading Stunt Hot Stuff Cigarette Race Sure-Fire Lighter Hypnotic Stunt Feather Flowers Seein' Double Comedy Banana Swing Load Flower in Buttonhole Mutilated Parasol Wilting Rose

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In the Bag Carnation Comedy Match to Flower Untieing Handkerchief Shirt Pulling Stunt Arm Chopper Pieces of Business Patter Section How To Sell Laughs Casual Comment Classified Cracks Vanishing Bird Cage Introductions The Finish Master or Ceremonies Fish Clippo

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DEDICATION

<ยงarj> &lan Jfflc&tfjp, porn Bee, 6, 1945 INTRODUCTION Well, fellas, to corn a phrase, "You asked for it." I am referring to this book, of course. I was really surprised the way "Smart Talk" was received . . . and because it was so well received this second book, "Smart Business," was bound to follow. I am working on the next one, "SMART TRICKS," right now, and I hope you like them all. I want to take a little space here to pay tribute to Tommy Windsor. Although my name is on this book and "Smart Talk," Tommy's experienced hand is all through it. He is due his share in any success they may have. I am grateful for his help. NOTE: The italics throughout this book are my own. I'm McAthy's biggest fan. (Tommy Windsor.)


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"They WERE going to have a GOOD magician tonight. They wanted to get H0UDIN1 . . . but they DUG me up instead. My name used to be a HOUSEHOLD WORD . . . but that was before the advent of D.D.T., of course. I took this trick out of a book called "Modern Magic." Everyone that sees me do it agrees that it is a good thing I did. It never should have BEEN IN THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE!" 3


This is the screwiest thing that ever came over the hill. Imagine doing a trick with a hot water bottle. Well that's it. Just bringing it out and holding it up is funny. Let alone doing anything with it. You need a cheap rubber hot water bottle and a large type Milk Pitcher. Steal the hot water bottle from your mother-in-law. The old bag won't need it, I mean she won't need the old bag. Ladies and Gentlemen, at this time I am going to introduce something that for many years has made brave men, braver. You've heard it said that his strength came from a bottle. Tonight I have that very bottle. The bottle that makes brave men braver, by removing the cause of cowardice, COLD FEET! (Show hot water bottle.) Don't laugh, folks, you too, may be old and wrinkled some day. This is no ordinary hot water bag, it has been in our family for many generations. My Great Uncle Harry purchased it and used it all his life. He told my Aunt that it was supposed to be filled with hot whiskey. So every night he filled it with hot whiskey, and every morning he emptied it. This went on for eleven years. Finally my Aunt found out that it was supposed to be filled with water. So one night she emptied out the whiskey and filled it with hot water. Next morning Uncle Harry drank it, and it killed him. Death from shock and drowning the doctor said. From that time on it has been handed down from one generation to another. Many improvements have been made. For instance my Grandfather Neutral, we called him Neutral because we never knew which side he was on, anyway he would fill it with milk, like this. (Milk Pitcher.) And then tapping it mysteriously, three times, he would extract several beautiful silks. This was pretty, but not very practical. I am the one, if I do say so myself, that really made the practical improvement. A method for quick easy cleaning. And what is it? A zipper, giving you easy access to the inside. (Turn bag around and show zipper running the full length.) But that is not all. Did you ever stop to think what would happen, if your hot water bottle should suddenly spring a leak ? Disaster, no less! But fear not. With my built-in safety feature, all will be well. In case of a leak, all you do is zip the zipper, reach inside, and come what may, your life is saved! How? Look, WATER WINGS! You of course, have to gimmick up the water bag with a zipper. This can be sewn on quite satisfactorily. A pair of water wings are needed or a reasonable facsimile. They are folded up and placed in bottom part of bag. Zipper is closed. Then several silks are stuffed into the neck of the bottle until it is filled but not over stuffed. The rest should be apparent. This can be a riot. Try it.

&"Pope*"Panties Lots of fun in this one, using your girl friend, or someone else's girl friend. For this you need a young lady to work with you. She can be your assistant, or confederate in the audience. It is better to have her come up from the audience when you ask for someone to help you. You offer 4

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