Written by Lewis Ganson

Work of Various

344 pages (Hardcover), published by The Supreme Magic Company
Illustrated with drawings by Dennis Patten.
Language: English

(118 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Fred Lowe Foreword 7
Lewis Ganson The Presentation Of Close-Up Magic - approaching people
- different group sizes
- examination of objects
- containers to store props
- working surface
- music ("Ganson's Personal Orchestra")
- close-up effects
- length of performance
- practice
- economy of movement
- borrowing objects
Lewis Ganson, J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen, Frederica Bangle Delight linking by Rink, unlinking by Frederica 40
Raymond Hafler Travelling Ring ring knotted on rope jumps to two other knotsRelated to 44
Glenn G. Gravatt Ring Transposition under a handkerchief a red ring knotted on a red ribbon and a yellow ring knotted on a yellow ribbon change places 47
Glenn G. Gravatt Two Rings and A Silk two rings are knotted on a silk, selected one penetrates the silk 51
Ravelle, Andree Ring, Rope and Silks middle of the rope and a ring are placed into a hat, ring is threaded on the rope, magnet 53
Lewis Ganson Boxes and Brass introduction to coin boxes
- German Box
- Okito Box
- George Boston Box
- Brass Coin Cap
Jack Ganson German Box Routine six pennies penetrate hand and handkerchief 57
Jack Ganson German Box Turnover 60
Lewis Ganson Coins Through same structure as Jack Ganson's routineRelated to 61
Ken Brooke Tea For Two six coins travel from under one cup to anotherRelated toVariations 62
Ken Brooke Okito Box Routine a coin penetrates a cigarette pack twice, travels into the box and finally passes through the box and the hand, duplicate 64
Ken Brooke The Master Move Okito Box turnover 64
Unknown Okito Box Turnover turning the reveres box back, while letting it fall into the other hand 69
Unknown Coin Concealment with the Okito Box opening the box and apparently showing it empty 69
Unknown Coin Vanish 70
Fred Lowe Boston Three Step without the handkerchief and an extra penetration of a coinInspired by 72
Unknown Box Turnover 76
John Ramsay The New Pocket Coin Trick coin penetrates brass cap and hand 79
Lewis Ganson It's a Gamble on gambling routines 85
Lewis Ganson The Figure Eight basic
- handling the loop
- 1. the move for catching the finger
- 2. the false move
- 3. a finger is placed in each side of figure 8
- 4. laying out the chain with one finger
the novel moves
- 1. knot of the loop
- 2. the ring off the loop
outline of a routine
Jack Salvin, Fred Lowe Triple Circle Routine with triple loop, routine 95
Harry Stanley, Lewis Ganson The Modern Shell Game - the shells
- the pea
- working surface
- the basic move
- the routine (with under glass finale)
Frederica The Great Purse Swindle three half crowns in a purse transform into three pennies, again three half crowns are put into the purse and everything wrapped in a handkerchief, purse travels to the pocket and again contains three pennies 106
Al Baker Purse Vanish original described in the sphinx 110
Unknown Improved Pull 110
Pat Sprake The Phoenix Pound dollar note is put in one of four envelopes and all are shuffled, three of them are burnt, in the last one is the bill 111
Horace E. Bennett Unfair Shake two in the hand (here dice cup) one in the pocket, then die change color and size twice, as a kicker a shot glass appears under the cup 113
Horace E. Bennett, Larry Jennings Cup Loading Move with a handkerchiefRelated to 119
Lewis Ganson Paddle Parade measurements of a paddle and the paddle move 122
Frederica Spots and Paddle Routine chalk spots on paddle appear and disappear 123
Bento Sympathetic Matches two paddles, name appears, four matches from a matchbook separately on a handkerchief join in one corner with the paddle as cover, the matches are placed in a stand and are covered, they vanish and reappear in the matchbook 127
Bento Bento's Bat special paddle, which holds rubber bands on each side 133
Dick Zimmerman Slippery Rocks stick with jewels 134
Niberco Colour-Changing Knife Routine knife changes color twice, two knifes 139
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen Simplex Knife Routine three knifes 141
Jack Ganson Brema Nut Routine nut through string 145
Fred Lowe Bolted Brema Nut, bolt with drilled hole is threaded on a string, nut on bolt 147
Arnold De Seiver With the Brema Nut with a ribbon 151
Dirk Van Brummer, Sam Hughes, Frank Garcia, Louis Tannen The Thing solid ghost appears under a handkerchief, makes noises and vanishes again 154
Alan Alan A Tip From Alan Alan tip for the gimmick 159
Lewis Ganson, Harry Hickson, Alan Alan Dual Control two pencils stick to the hand, based on an idea by G.W. Hunter 159
Alan Alan Rising Card cards in case 165
Alan Alan Acrobatic Matchbox drawer rises and springs out, thread 166
Albert Spackman Voodoo cards with outline of a person and x-marked on different places, spectator choses one of the cards where the person is injured, prediction 167
Dennis Patten Footnote 168
Sydney Bergson Patter for Voodoo textInspired by 169
Wizard Beal A Telling Beat method to make a visual and tactile heart beat, spectator feels heart beat of performer and gets card 170
Frederica Spiritune a tune is selected and predicted with a music box, when the music box is opened, it's found emptyVariations 171
Horace E. Bennett The Ringer spectator's finger ring joins performer's ring on wand, then they link and unlink 175
Bob Ostin Thimble Box thimble vanishes and appears in a box 179
Bob Ostin Thimble Vanish 180
Dennis Patten Peep-O word divination, written on a paper covered with the drawer of a matchbox 181
Norman Gilbreath Colour Magnets three colored magnets only attracts disc with same color, then all discs are not attracted by any magnet 183
Horace E. Bennett Coins From Hand To Hand four silver coins in one hand travel one by one to four copper coins in the other hand 187
Roger Klause Coins For Connoisseurs four coins through tableRelated to 190
Roger Klause Coin Lapping From a Stack 190
Roger Klause False Count three as four 191
Roger Klause Coin Lapping While Counting 191
Roger Klause Comments On Classic Palm 192
Roger Klause Coin Transfer Han Ping Chien, without slapping the hand on the table 193
Dai Vernon Chinese Coins with eight to ten coins 194
David Devant Coin Transfer while counting and showing each coin in one hand,coins are transferd to the other hand 194
Ken De Courcy The Duplex Coin penny changes into a half-crown, with sucker ending (two pennies) 196
Ken De Courcy Coin Switch similar to the Bobo Switch 197
Ken De Courcy Coin Sleeving Technique 198
Niberco Four Coins and a Tumbler four coins 198
Roger Klause, Charles D. Smith Will-O'-The-Wisp 200
Ross Bertram Coin In A Tumbler Related toAlso published here 202
Dai Vernon A New Coin Change silver changes to copper 204
John Ramsay, Dai Vernon Cylinder and Coins (or Poker Chips) cylinder made from a bill 206
Fred Lowe, Brian MacCarthy The Disappearing Hole slit in center of a paper, different coins disappear and reappear, based on MacCarthy's "The Disappearing Hole" in "Impromptu" from 1939, see also Jerry Andrus' "Zone Zero"Related toVariations 216
Frederica Self Contained samller boxes are inside a ball of wool 220
Lewis Ganson Ganson's Cushion cushion for easier placement and pick up of object in routines, where lapping is involved 223
Lewis Ganson, Slydini, Dai Vernon Coins Through the Table six coins, a ring and Ganson's Cushion 225
Unknown Han Ping Chien 228
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen Migrating Pennies eight coins, travel from under lid into box, from box into hand, penetrate the table and the box, two shells 232
Roger Klause Impromptu Pulse Meter two gold painted toothpicks, vibrate to the beat of a spectator's pulse 238
Roger Klause Ashes To Ashes smudge of ashes penetrates hand of spectator and appears in his palmRelated toVariations 240
Roger Klause Pin-E-Tration pin through skin of the finger and apparently painless into spectator's wrist 242
Norman Rhodes Easier Gipsy Thread 245
Val Andrews, Jean Poisson Black and White ideas and routine for the imp bottle, as a do as I do effect 246
Jean Poisson Jean Poisson's Move taking out the fake and inserting it again 248
Alan Alan A Tip From Alan Alan putting the fake into the bottle 250
Ken De Courcy The Torn and Restored Cigarette 251
Ken MacFayden Necklace Necromancy bottom knot of borrowed necklace is cut off and separates the beads and the thread, performer takes everything in his mouth and the necklace is restored 252
Roger Crosthwaite The Hindu Needles based on Hans Trixer's version in "Pentagram", needles threaded in hand instead of mouth 253
Edward Victor I.O.U. signed bill in envelope changes into an IOU slip and back 258
Edward Victor Papperclipped Envelope Switch 259
Lewis Ganson Cigarette Penetration cigarette in tube is penetrated with pins and is finally unharmed 262
Dave Campbell Three From One cigarettes appear in tubeAlso published here 265
Lewis Ganson The Bill Tube folded bill vanishes from under handkerchief and appears in locked tube 267
Arnold De Seiver Arnold De Seiver's Routine bill tube routineInspired by 272
Cecil Keech Gozinta Pencils two different colored pencils change places, tube and pocket, then both pencils are put into the tube, which should be too small 275
Fred Lowe Kicker Ending extra long pencil comes from the tube 279
Frederica Three Little Pigs two in the hand, one in the pocket with plastic pigs, as a kicker the pigs change into a bigger toy fiugre 281
Lewis Ganson Moving Around on transpositions 281
Hubert Lambert Capricious Corks three corks travel under a hat 286
Bob Farrell Four Dice "Chink-A-Chink" 288
Albert Spackman Merely A Beer Matter coin appears and vanishes between two coasters, bigger coin appears as a kicker 290
Eddie Taytelbaum Oil and Water 2&2 292
Remo Inzani Sponge Ball Routine potato as finale 297
Lewis Ganson A Little Squeeze history and comments on sponge balls 297
Audley Walsh First Method spongeball vanish 303
Remo Inzani Second Method 304
Fred Kaps Chinese Chow spongeball under bowl multiplies and then fruits appear, with chopsticksInspired by 304
Phoa Yan Tiong Rice Bowl and Balls two final loads under bowl 310
Horace E. Bennett, Franklin V. Taylor Jardine Ellis Routine on and off the shoelace, in the end string is threaded on finger ring 316
Ken De Courcy Sheer Simplicity jardine ellis ring and ropeVariations 320
John Howie Cylinder, Ring and Cord jardine ellis ring vanish threaded on a rope from under a handkerchief under a cylinder, then the ring passes through a wand and under the cylinder appears a ball 320
Stewart James, Charles Nyquist, Hans E. Trixer Ring on Cord ring on rope under handkerchief 323
Jack Avis Houdini Ring ring off ropeRelated to 325
Ken De Courcy Rope, Handkerchief and Rind Mystery jardine ellis ring vanishes and appears knotted on rope 329
Horace E. Bennett, Dan Tong Tong's Trick jardine ellis ring and split ring, ring on ribbon 331
Ken De Courcy Finger Choice jardine ellis ring appears on chosen finger 336
Ken De Courcy Ring Appear ring appears on the middle of a rope 338
J.B. Findlay Ringing the Change jardine ellis ring travels on silk 339