Gloye, Gene: Theatrical Magic
©1978 Gene Gloye
Hardcover, 8.75x11.5", 237 pages
Theatrical Magic
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Gene Gloye: Theatrical Magic

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Contents (from Book ToC):

5 Part I Psychology and Magic

5 Chapter 1 The Psychology of Theatrical Magic
7 Chapter 2 A Psychological Analysis of Children's Reactions to Magic
9 Chapter 3 Psychology and Physical Arrangements
12 Chapter 4 An Analysis of Interest in Magic

15 Part II Magic Theatre

15 Chapter 5 Styles in Theatrical Magic
18 Chapter 6 Magical Beliefs as Themes in Theatrical Magic
22 Chapter 7 Blocking Applied to Magic Routines
27 Chapter 8 Timing Applied to Magic Routines
35 Chapter 9 The Design of Magical Apparatus
38 Chapter 10 Stage Furniture

41 Part III Variety Platform Magic

41 Chapter 11 Original Apparatus Magic
41 Watch Out!
44 Transparent Lota Pitcher
46 Fan-Ta-Bill
48 Cigarette Vending Machine
50 Vanishing Transistor Radio
52 Circle and Triangle
55 The Jewel Robbery

57 Chapter 12 Tricks with Jumbo Cards
57 The Vanishing Lady
58 Graham's Sucker card
59 Jumbo Stop Trick
61 A New Sliding Card Frame
63 “Tack-lt" Surprise
65 Graham's Reigning Queen
66 Jumbo in Nest of Envelopes

68 Chapter 13 Coin Tricks
68 Passing Coins
70 The Magic Coin Folder
71 Silver Dollar Bank-Nite
72 Miser's Dream Performed With a Tin Pail

74 Chapter 14 Silk Magic
74 Spirit Silks
75 Color Psychology
77 Unique Twentieth Century Silks
79 Telinkestro
81 Silk Spooks
83 Silks and Rice
85 The Magic Weaving Machine

87 Chapter 15 Comedy Magic
87 Wandering Spooks
89 The Magician’s Assistant
90 My Fat Aunt
91 A Flat Rabbit Extra
92 The Young Man Begs Your Pardon, Madam
94 Double Exposure
95 Surprise Prediction
98 The “Tied” Box
100 Coke Bottle Production

103 Chapter 16 Standard Apparatus, Novel Routines
103 The Bottle Trick
105 The Dove Pan
109 The Rice Bowls
111 The Foo Can
113 The Phantom Tube

116 Chapter 17 Utility Apparatus Make it Yourself
116 New Type Mirror Glass
117 Improved Change Box
119 Jap-O-Rox
121 Black Art Utility Apparatus
124 Production Ilusionette

129 Chapter 18 Mental Magic
129 “Any Cards” Prediction
130 Mind Reading with the Mene Tekel Deck
132 Fitting the Pieces, A Mental Magic Trick
133 Ultra Psyc
135 Color Vision Box Routine
136 Chance Foretold
138 Numerology

141 Part IV Complete Presentation for Selected Tricks

141 Chapter 19 Card in the Orange
148 Chapter 20 Cutting a Girl in Half
153 Chapter 21 The Mother-in-Law Trick
157 Chapter 22 Rising Cards from a Hat
162 Chapter 23 Watch in Nest of Boxes
166 Chapter 24 One Man Telepathic Demonstration
172 Chapter 25 Fan-ta-cups
177 Chapter 26 The Chinese Linking Rings
194 Chapter 27 A Card Trick without Cards
196 Chapter 28 The Coins and the Salt Shaker

199 Part V Miscellaneous Ideas, Hints, and Routines (The bonus book!)

199 1 Vanishing Orange
200 2 Floating Glass
201 3 Chinese Pickpocket
202 4 Rope
203 5 Unusual Rising Cards
205 6 Blendo with Unprepared Silks
205 7 Restored Ribbon or Tissue
206 8 Flap Slate Ideas
207 9 Load Bags
207 10 Egg Steal
207 11 Improved Technique with Elevator Tray
209 12 Graham’s Prop Fans
209 13 Table Loads Made Easy
210 14 Candle Trick
211 15 Tom and Restored Napkin
211 16 Haunted House Illusion
212 17 The Extra Load
214 18 Repeat Coin Trick
214 19 Magician’s Wax
214 20 Constructing Items from Celluloid
216 21 Production Frame
217 22 Best Pull for Visible Silk Vanish
218 23 Head Chopper
219 24 Paper Lady, an Illusion


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