Behnke, Leo: Impromptu Magic from the Magic Castle
©1980 The Magic Castle, Houghton Mifflin Co.
Hardcover, 238 pages
Impromptu Magic
              from the Magic Castle
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Comments
: Edited by Leo Behnke

Contents:

13 Chapter 1 The Magic Castle

18 Chapter 2 The Presentation of Magic

24 Chapter 3 Playing Cards
25 Some Things to Know
25 Definitions of Terms
26 Shuffling
26 Forcing
38 Beginning Tricks
28 Pocketful of Aces
30 Tricky Dealing
32 Catching Threes
34 A Spelling Mistake (Jack Hurlbut)
36 The Seventh Card
38 Clever Spelling
40 Thirteen Count
42 How Many Spots?
44 Mathematician's Delight (Dr. Raymond L. Beebe)
47 Principles and Subtleties
47 Pair Prediction
49 More or Less
51 Estimation Trick (Jack Ose)
53 Revealed!
55 The Stop Trick
58 Which Card Is Mine? (John Fedko)
62 The Lazy Magician


64 Chapter 4 Table Tricks
65 To Tell the Truth (Gerald Kosky)
67 Napkin/Knife
70 Linking Dice
72 Changing Places
74 How Many?
76 Dice and Dominoes (Sammie McKay)
78 Crossed In the Mail
82 Napkin Folds
82 - The Mouse
84 - Fatima
86 - The Doll
88 - Gunga Din

90 Chapter 5 Stringing Along
91 Take It Off!
92 You Do It!
94 An Easy Impossibility
96 A String Production
98 Quick Knot
100 Finger Trap
103 On Again, Off Again (J.B. Bobo)
106 The Great Coat Escape (Mark Wilson)
109 A Straw Loop
111 Super String
114 Scissors 'Scape
116 Letting Go (Don Stern)
119 Twice as Hard
120 St-Ring
122 Slave Bangle Routine

124 Chapter 6 Paper Hocus
125 With a Pencil
125 - What's Next?
125 - Intriguing
126 - Adding Up Letters
127 - Don't Pronounce It
127 - Fill It In
128 - Mental Addition
128 - Doubling Threes
129 - Seven Times Thirteen
132 Folding It
133 - Flying Bird
134 - Sea Lion
135 - Water Lily
136 - Strap and Buckle
138 - Rabbit Head
140 Magic
140 - Odd and Even
142 Hello! My Name Is...(Don Lawton)
144 Torn and Restored
146 Patriotic Tissue
148 Ribbon Divination
150 The Knife Bits

155 Repeat Coin Count (Eugene E. Gloye)
158 Pencil or Bill?
161 Phoney Coin Toss (Steve Martin)
162 Coin Through Hank
165 Coming Together
167 Divinations of a Bill
169 Your Change!
170 Hot Money
172 Cutting a Bill
175 Pocket to Cuff
176 Castle Coin Trick (Sammy McKay)

179 Chapter 8: How Gamblers Do It
180 Royal Flush Deal
182 Pinochle Marriages
184 Pick Your Hand
187 Sucker's Flash
189 Ten-Card Deal
191 Simple Poker Stack (Neil Martin Lester)
193 Call Out Any Hand
195 Controlling the Aces (Dai Vernon, Gene Finnell)
202 Poker Push
205 Double Discard

207 Chapter 9: Sleight-of-Hand
208 Two-Card Memory
211 Four-Ace Assembly (Bill Chaudet)
214 The Detective Card
218 Ace and Deuce (Leo Behnke)
222 Elevator Card Routine
227 A Unique Reverse
230 A Unique Vanish (Grippo)

232 Magician's Galler

236 Bibliography & Sources



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