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LOUIS C. HALEY


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THE

DRAMATIC ART OF MAGIC A senes of artistic conjuring experiments fully explained in detail and supplemented by a preachment upon the art in the form of original essays upon the subject, The Actor Magician

BY

LOUIS C. HALEY

PUBLISHED BY

THE AUTHOR MADISON. WIS.


COPYRIGHT, ENTERED

1910,

BY

AT S T A T I O N E R S PUBLISHED

LOUIS

HALL,

AUGUST,

C.

HALEY

LONDON, 1910

ENGLAND


To My Mother, Who graciously witnessed my Very-First Mystery and pronounced it "Wonderful;" And who has been my First-nighter to commend and encourage me at all stages of my career, this Volume is Dedicated.


CONTENTS.

Portrait of Author

Frontispiece PAGE

Preface Prologue Part I. The Gloves and Pigeon Transformation The Chameleon Billiard Ball The Astral Billiard Ball The Phantom Billiard Ball (contributed) New Vanishing Billiard Ball No. 1 New Vanishing Billiard Ball No. 2 Traveling Billiard Balls No. 1 Traveling Billiard Balls No. 2 New Handkerchiefs and Balls Vanishing Handkerchief Multiplying Handkerchiefs Handkerchief Productions and Suggestions Color-Changing, Handkerchief Tube No. I Color-Changing, Handkerchief Tube No. II Handkerchief Color-Change Best Handkerchief and Soup Plate The Hydrometer, Wand and Handkerchief Trick New Combination Egg and Handkerchief Eggsit (contributed) The Disappearing Egg

7 9

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11 12 14 16 17 17 18 19 20 21 21 22 23 23 24 25 26 27 28 29


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CONTENTS.

Egg, Glass and Handkerchief Levitation of the Wand Coffee, Milk and Sugar (New Milk Cup) Aerial Treasury (Suggestions) Coins, Glass, Hat and Coin Jar Burnt Bank Note The Original Servante Idea

30 31 31 32 33 36 36

Part II. The Actor-Magician Essays

37 Part III.

Wit and Humor Finis

62 74


PREFACE.

My sole purpose in publishing More Magic for Magicians is a desire to share with others some of the good things that I have enjoyed in the World of Magic. In describing the various effects produced I have been particularly explicit in delineating the method and all of the "moves" required; knowing that every art has its technique, which is vital to it. The "patter" with its scenery and humor has been cut out in the technical denouement of the effects; leaving that to the talent of the performer. Each of us is a personality and our talk is the expression of that personality. If a performer cannot give a "talk-fest" in his own way, he should never even dream of doing magic.


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