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Copyright 1931

by

Max Holden

~RI~:<O BY QUEEN ANNES PUBLISHING CO. u.s..... CENTREVILLE, MARYLAND


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THEO.A

EMA


Introduction . .. It i the u ual thing for a writer to go to a friend for an introduction to hi work, knowing well enough that the friend will ay all the nice things that the author would like to say him elf. I have been approached everal times by budding author. to write an introduction for a book of new and original creations. After reading the manu cripts and finding the effects not o "new" and not 0 'original', I tactfully refrained from granting requests because I feel that the market i already overcrowded with magical plagiarism. Therefore, the fact that I have read the manu 'cript of this book and am now writing the introduction speaks for it 'elf. Having seen Annemann do these effects and knowing of his ability to get 'that something' out of his pre entation I can ee real value here for the performer who is looking for the greate t effect from the simplest method. Annemann ha a distinctly different approach and way of pre enting hi effects and thi alone i the ecret of why he is able to fool even magicians with trick- they already know. , I think that if the reader will carefully study Annemann's presentation as much as his method, he will get more real value than if he hastily reads the book just to see 'how' the tricks are done. Al Baker.

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Foreword . .. The author mu t have hi

ay even though it be little.

My idea and conception differ a great deal from tho e of orne with whom I am acquainted. It i my theory that any effect to be succe ful mu t firt be found d upon a imple method and then be performed with a direct to-thepoint pre entation. It is my contention that the moment one deviate from this straight-line, he i not doing what a genuine magician or mind reader would do. To follow the above rule. I have had to renounce all of the o-called performing ethic, ina much a I con. ider the effect upon my audience above everything. o to orne, my method may eem bold, daring, barefaced, and in a number of ca e rather under handed, but before deploring the e fact, admitting them, plea e con ider \ hat the ultimate effect i on tho. e \A:ho are \vatching. I wi h to thank Mr. AI. Baker and Mr. Max Holden for helping me with the photograph. La tly, my heartfelt thanks go to Mr. Julien J. Proskauer, member of many magical. ocitie , whose knowledge of magic and attitude toward the Art ha. helped make this book po ible.

THEO. A.' EMA

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Index The 'Really

• • • ew' Locator Card________________________________________

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An Original Set Up Discovery____________________________________________

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One in Fourteen______________________________________________________________________

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Count Your Card!____________________________________________________________________

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Telepathy in the Audience

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The Gambler in Person_. .____________________________________________________

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The Gambler i. Back Again

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Tew

Thought Card Spelling EffecL

Whichever You Plea e! __ .

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The Red and Blue Back Mixup

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P ychic Sympathy Method

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Psychic Sympathy Method :\0. 2.. .._ __ _ __.__ .. _

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The Four Pile Location.. __.. __..........

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The Genii Cut Deck Location. __ .. _...... __ ....

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The Mystery Card Reading Method. __ ._. A

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ew Apparatus for the Pellet Switch

Find the Lady ..

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The One Man 'Genuine' Magazine Test

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The Color-Tell Billiard Balls

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Seven Keys to Baldpate

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A Prophecy of the Koran

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Jimmy Valentine Opens a Safe

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Mental Coloring-Telepathy with Silk _. Seeing in the Dark.

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The Improved Magic Square Pre entation.

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