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Anderson, George: It Must Be Mindreading
©1949 Ireland Magic Co
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 5.5x8.5", 62 pages
It Must be Mind
Image courtesy Magic Inc.

Comments (Magic Inc.): Why this is a great book: All one-man effects! No confederates or assistants! No cumbersome or heavy gimmicks! Balance between close-up and platform material. Only two card effects, both for close-up. Tested material routined by a showman Everything practical for today's working conditions. A printed, illustrated book. Nothing like it before or since

Contents: (comments courtesy Magic Inc.)

3 The First Prediction: A practical discussion of the mental act
5 No Questions Written: A new concept of question answering that qualifies as sensational
9 "Easy Money" Mindreading: With a 2 cent gimmick that's worth $1000
10 Playing Card Mindreading: A specialized routine from which a mentalist can make a living
11 Torn Center Deluge: A "twist" that makes the torn center dodge a real baffler
12 Palmistry Versus Mindreading: A private-reading question answering routine that's years ahead
14 My Best Billet Switch: You'll like it, too
15 "Getting the Impression": A complete one man mindreading routine that is revolutionary Terrifically simple and simply terrific
18 Another Sealed Envelope: A sealed message revelation know to very few
21 One Man Clip-Board Reading: Without advance preparation No recess for copying, no "reader"
22 Alibi Answers: Sure-fire ways to handle trick questions without dodging them
28 The Vital Spot in the Question Act: A secret worth many times the cost of the book
29 The "Truth or Consequences" Prediction: A "flash" mental effect of "illusion" proportions without illusion problems
31, A Mental Illusion: A big, showy trickactu?lly a headline act in itself
34 The Mental Artist: A duplication of pictures drawn by spectators, line by line, as they mentally direct you while you're standing at a distance
37 "Do As I Do" Book Test: Already the favorite book test of those few who have seen it
38 The "No Hands" Book Test: A controlled coincidence book test is actually done by the spectators
39 The Human Equation: Method and routine both new and different
41 Mental Card Magic: Why it doesn't belong in the platform or club mental act and how to avoid it
42 Card Muscles: All the "outs" for a classic trick
44 The Ultimate Prediction: A "no carbon, no stylus" Swami test without confederates Perfectly routined to answer every objection to the usual Swami prediction
46 The Pocket Mindreading: A close up mental effect that's clean, foolproof and baffling
47 The Crystal of the Future: The absolute ultimate in crystal gazing, where spectators see the answers to their questions
49 A Lesson in Living From Magic: Two thousand words of honest, practical information that can greatly influence your earnings
54 Bibliography: A candid discussion of other material in the field