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Ganson, Lewis: The Three Card Monte as Entertainment
Ganson's Magic Teach-In Series
©1980, 1st edition The Supreme Magic Co., Ltd.
60 pages
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Ganson: 3 Card Monte
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Comments ( This was the publication that taught me the Three Card Monte many years ago. It has all you ever need on this wonderful performance piece - and then some. Erdnase writes in Expert at the Card Table: "There is not a single card feat in the whole calendar that will give as good returns for the amount of practice required, or that will mystify as greatly, or cause as much amusement, or bear as much repetition as this little game!" Vernon performed it reciting: "A little game from Hanky Poo, the black for me, the red for you - all you have to do is to keep your eyes on the little lady - ten gets you twenty - twenty gets you forty ... now here we go ... keep your eyes on the lady!" This was part of the famous Ganson Teach-In series originally published by Supreme Magic Inc. Rights are now owned by Martin Breese.


5 Contents
7 Introduction

9 Part One: Sleight Of Hand Methods
9 - The Basic Move
9 - Bridging
10 - The Overthrow
14 Erdnase-Vernon Overthrow
14 The Knockout Three Card Monte
23 Convincers
23 - The Bent Corner
25 - The Tacked Card
26 - Paper Clip Climax
28 The Optical Move

30 Part Two: Routines Using Special Cards
31 Street Traders' Three Card Monte
37 The MacMillan Miracle
40 Penny Wise
42 The Queen Goes Home
44 Pimpernel Card
49 Two Blacks-One Red
51 Chase The Ace
55 The Climax
57 Striptease Lady

60 Conclusion