27 entries in Mental Magic / Principles / Pre-Show
  
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Theodore Annemann Advance Information getting information before a show about the guests Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 22
Al Baker Kiddie Party Slate name of two children appears on slates, preshow, flap slate contruction The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 262
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Second Sight at First Glance performer is blindfolded, accurate description of the people who put a personal object in an envelope Gems of Mental Magic 54
Ormond McGill Secrets of the "Theatre" Mentalist set up for Q&A before the show, in theatre setting, specifics of the audience in that venue Psychic Magic - Vol. 2 14
Gene Grant Million Dollar Sealed Message Test Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 8
Dr. Stanley Jaks One Is Face Up spectator reverses a card in the deck and seals it, another spectator divines it, clever pre-show wordingRelated toAlso published here More Miracles in Mentalism 8
Dr. Stanley Jaks Omar's Prophecies treatise on the one-ahead triple prediction, sheets labeled with A, B & C
- Part II (replacing force with known data)
- Part III (on the selection of people, apparently random)
- Part IV (staging the routine)
- Part V (staging for Brainwave)
- Part VI (handling for the Billet Knife)
- Part VII (handling for Chuck Smith's M-T Pad)
Related toVariations Omar's Prophecies 1
Philip T. Goldstein Four-sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectatorVariations The Red Book of Mentalism 5
Philip T. Goldstein Discretion zodiac discs, spectator finds performer's zodiac sign and vice versa The Green Book of Mentalism 16
Walter B. Gibson, Al Mann Walter's Letter prediction in nest of envelopes, sent to spectator by mail Break Through 10
Thomas Alan Waters Subsidiary Technique - Locating the Participants
- The Last Two Items
- Clipboard Readings
- Combinations with other Effects
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry) 143
Gene Grant Interlocked Minds climax for blindfold routine, symbol is divined Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 87
Gene Grant Video Tape Miracle dream vacation prediction on video tapeInspired by
  • a routine by Bob Dorian
Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 91
James S. Harto The Chandra 20th Century Message Reading with question chart for pre-show Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 8
Joseph Dunninger A Sensational Test methods for gaining information, with assistants
- An Unusual Dramatic Interlude (pre-show)
- Returning Marked Envelopes to Spectators During the Speciality (unopened, flashlight)
- Another Method (gist written on envelope)
- Another Ruse (gist on watch)
A Simplified Crystal Gazing Speciality 6
Joseph Dunninger, Al Mann Methods of Gaining Information for Performer for the blindfold drive
A: The Impression Envelope
B: The Stuffed Pen
C: Stuffed Cigarette
D: Contact Mindreading
E: Impression Notebook
F: (publicity with VIPs)
G: A Confederate
H: Clip Boards, Etc.
I: Audience Participation (with changing bag)
Publicity Secrets 3
Thomas Alan Waters Pierception with box, thought of card Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cardiact) 527
Steve Beam Brained a card peeked, one remembered from looking at the fan, third one thought of, one by one performer reverses cards behind his back, see also p. 578 for ideas by Harry Levine The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 32) 561
John Riggs A Bird of Different Feather bag with cards cut in quarters, performer finds pieces of thought of cardInspired by
  • Robert Baker's "Birds of a Feather" in "Shared Thoughts"
The Magic of John Riggs 65
David Berglas Pre-Show in TV The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 94
David Berglas Musical Mindreading several instruments on stage, performer divines thought of instruments and selected song by playing it, then some rhythms are written on cards and shuffled, performer divines the order by playing them on an instrument The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 86
David Berglas Memory and Mathematics pseudo mental arithmetic routine, spectators write cards with numbers, ends with a huge number, clever presentation The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 261
David Berglas The Quizzing Glass selected time and object are predicted and engraved on sculpture The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 494
David Berglas Te Bah Pla and Name Discovery performer writes alphabet backwards while reciting it normally, then a name is divined The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 497
Luke Jermay Pre Show Sripting The Coral Fang 24
Dr. Stanley Jaks One is Face Up spectator reverses a card in the deck and seals it, another spectator divines it, clever pre-show wordingAlso published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 201
Vanni Bossi Pre-show within the Show "name your favorite card" Standup Card Magic 126