This is a book that is full of practical magic which is entertaining, easy to accomplish and can, for the most part, be performed in impromptu situations.
This is the type
of magic you can do after you've put away the sponge balls and packet card effects. You never need to be at a loss when someone asks you to do just one more trick. There are fifty-four effects, described by the author, which use coins, cigarettes, bills, dice,
olives, string, thimbles and even such bizarre items as miniature skulls (not a common item, but possible!).
This book opens a giant and fertile field for the beginner, the occasional worker and the professional mentalist. It reveals the programs of famous mentalists and what they've used, as well as
the author's own ideal Mental and Psychic Club Program. It save you time, placing trail and error methods with practical information and concrete examples compiled from the author's actual experience in the field. It includes
Nelson's New Concept in mentalism, which you will definitely want to incorporate into your programs.
Also included is information on creating a program, with examples; audience
participation; booking and exploiting yourself; and some new mental and psychic material to try out for yourself.
Find out how to enter this fertile field of entertainment, in which
there is little competition and for which the potential fees are high.
This is a special limited edition collection of all fifteen J. Stewart Smith books, plus two bonus books, bound together in one hardbound volume. The
two bonus titles are NOT available separately. The first bonus title is a reprint of the limited edition of The Top of the Deck, which was privately distributed by Mr. Smith only to his
closest friends. The second bonus title is a previously unpublished manuscript titled A Direct Approach to Real Card Magic.
This limited edition collection contains more than 175 super card routines.
Steve Shrott has been writing and performing comedy for twenty years.
He runs many seminars on how to write humor as well as coaching
executives on delivery.
In his book he teaches you how to develop your own comedy
style and material. Using examples and exercises, he takes the basic
elements of comedy, defines and describes them and them builds them into
jokes that work. He then goes into the structure of the monologue and
This is not a
book of ready made jokes. Each performer has to develop his own style,
and the exercises presented here will help you do that. There are also
valuable tips on marketing and where to sell the material you write.