Bannon, John: Impossibilia
The Close Up Magic of John Bannon
1990 L&L Publishing, First Edition
Hardcover, 142 pages
Impossibilia
Image courtesy Bryan-Keith Taylor

Comments: (Wolfgang - page numbers) Descriptions paraphrased from http://ourworld.cs.com/_ht_a/peirceman/magic/library.htm

Contents: (Updated 10/2015)

iii Introduction (Harvey Rosenthal)
v Foreward

1 EZFX
1 Play It Straight (Triumph)
4 Discrepancy City Prediction: Three prediction cards match selected card
6 The Unreal Work: Four Queens are dealt from the deck
8 Cries And Whispers: Jacks used to determine selected cards, then transpose with them
11 Oh Calcutta: Two predictions: thought of card, card dealt randomly
17 Twilight Zone Assembly: cards
22 'Twixt The Devil: Mystery card becomes the signed selection
25 Tourist Class Travellers: Queens travel to magicians pockets
28 Travelling Jack's Sideshow Aces: A Jack assembly
33 Wild In The Straights: Spectator can't find his card amongst Jokers
37 A Little T, T, and A: Four Aces quickly dealt out of a mixed deck, mixed deck rights itself
42 Shock Treatment: Card trick
45 Creased Lightning: Mercury Card Fold
50 Terrorist Card Vanish: Card to Can

53 Side FX
53 Two Ahead (Is Better Than One): A four coin matrix
59 Revolutionary Penetration: Chinese coin off string (shoelace)
63 The Brass Zero: 4" ring off rope
66 Chop: Chop cup routine with several loads
72 Glass Reunion: Coins to glass
76 Shanghai Surprise: Copper and Silver routine with Chinese coin ending
82 Of Cups And Fuzzballs: Cups and Balls routine
94 Brass-Ackwards Production: Bills appear in a previously empty box
97 Flurry Production: Coin effect including a few splits
100 Triple Threat: Three coin coins across
104 Silver/Silver Transposition: Half and quarter transpose in spectator's hand
108 Return To Spender: Another coin matrix, cards end up back at start

113 Special FX:
113 Photologic: playing card appears on previously blank slip of paper
118 The Birnman Revelation: Quick cut to the Aces
123 Coins Across The Water: Three marked coins are vanished and reappear inside an envelope
128 Shriek Of The Mutilated: Torn and burnt and restored cigarette paper

131 Bonus Section: Real Men Don't Carry Coin Purses
132 Introduction: Moves and sleights with a coin purse
132 Part One - Sleights & Subtlety
134 - The Action Load
135 - The Action Steal
135 - Not So Secret Compartment
136 Part Two - Some Routines
136 Coin Of Voodoo: Chinese coin on string, ends up in coin purse
138 Pouched Copper/Silver: Marked half and copper transposition in coin purse
139 Five-Star Engraved Production: A brass disk in a coin purse holds a prediction of a card

142 Endpapers


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