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Hammond, Rae: The Magic of Edward Victor's Hands
©1995 Rae Hammond; Kaufman and Greenberg Publishing
Hardcover, w/dj, 250 pages
The Magic of Edward Victor's Hands
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Rae Hammond: The Magic of Edward Victor's Hands

Comments: Illustrated by Joseph K. Schmidt, Executive Editor Stephen Hobbs.

Contents:

12 Acknowledgments
14 Foreword (Francis White)
15 Preface

17 Edward Victor: The Man
17 A Recollection of Edward Victor (Arthur Hambling)
18 Edward Victor: A Brief Biography of a Long Life

29 Classic Routines
29 All Those Bats!
30 - A Bat Routine for the Stage
32 - The Mayor’s Trowels
34 - Edward Victor’s Famous Cricket Bat Trick
40 - Alternate "One Bat" Version
41 The "E-y-E" Trick
41 - "E-y-E"
44 - A Clip of a Climax for Edward Victor's 'E-Y-E’
46 The Sympathetic Silks
46 - EV’s Sympathetic Silks
47 - The Warlock Set-Up
48 The Eleven Card Trick
48 - EV’s Eleven Card Trick
50 - The Dizzy Dollar (Gene Gordon)
54 The "Dream Sequence” Thimble Routine
56 - EV’s Notes for "The Magician’s Dream"
57 - The Reconstructed "Dream" Routine
61 The Diminishing Cards
61 - The Diminishing Card Trick
64 EV’s Diminishing Pack

70 Edward Victor: Professional Magician
70 The Magic Seen on the Music Hall Stages
72 Package Deals
74 Summer Shows
77 Edward Victor and the Maskelynes
80 Illusions

83 Magazine Contributions: Part One
83 The Gen
83 - I.O.U.
84 The Magazine of Magic
84 - The Pocket Trick
85 - A Whistling Wangle
85 The Magic Circular
85 - Gilding the Lily
87 - Paper-Clip Magic
87 - Paper-Clip Magic (continued)
89 The Magic Magazine
89 - Passe-Passe Coin Effect
91 - An Original Self-Working Four Ace Trick
92 - The Three Card Monte
94 - Two Useful Sleights
94 -- 1. A Ball Color Change
95 -- 2. A Cigarette Production
95 - New “Do As I Do" Effect
97 - Penetrating Rope Effect

99 Edward Victor: Other Roles
99 Edward Victor as Abanazar
101 West End Sophistication
103 The Albert Whelan Act
104 Filming with Charlie Drake

106 Magazine Contributions: Part Two
106 The Magic Wand
106 A Thimble Pass
107 An Effective Discovery
108 A Coin Vanish
108 The Triple Color-Changing Thimble
110 The Four Ace Trick: A New Method
111 New Whispering Queen
112 The Crazy Matchbox
114 An Experimental Spirit Silk
116 The Back-Hand Palm Vanish
116 The EV Vanishing Card Case
119 Red and Black Magic
120 A “Spectacular" Choice
121 Back Palm Production
122 Front-Palm Production
122 An Original Continuous Fan Production
123 A Cigarette, Matchbox and Cigar Routine
126 Streamlined Thimble Production
127 A Card Change
127 The Travelling Pennies
129 Out Of This World
130 The "About Turn" Card Trick
131 Switching a Packet of Cards
132 The "Cards Across" Trick with a Difference
133 One From Eight
134 Have You a Ball Vase?
136 A Cigarette Paper Mystery
137 Ring and String Routine
139 The Thumb Tie Using Rubber Bands
140 The Burnt and Restored Initialled Tissue
141 The Crimp
142 A Chinese Ring Interlude
143 E.G. Brown's Nap Hand Mystery
144 Rainbow Fingertips
146 Pen-Knife Card Force
T146 he Flying Salt
147 New Card Transposition
149 False Counting
150 A Nap Hand Production
151 A Single-Load Four Ball Production
152 A Ball and Shell Move

153 Edward Victor: Stories from the Road
153 The Blue Danube
154 In London Digs in the Early Twenties
155 A Music Hall Artist’s Income and Expenditure in 1 926
156 The Variety Show That Never Was
156 From Ireland to Aintree

158 Magazine Contributions: Part Three
158 The New Pentagram
158 - Paper Rise
159 - Tube and Paper
160 Phoenix
160 - The Al 'n' Dai Card Trick
162 The Sphinx
162 - A Card Problem

165 Edward Victor: Shadowgraphist
165 Me and My Shadows
170 Three Sketches
170 1. Shaving Routine
170 2. Lady’s Hairdresser Sequence
171 3. The Dentist (By Gum!)
172 Blue-Eyed Sal

176 Edward Victor Effects from Assorted Books
176 The “Do-itself" Card Trick
177 An Interesting Card Discovery
177 The Devil's Thought
178 The Nudist Deck
181 Transmutation
182 A Useful Number Tnck

183 Previously Unpublished Edward Victor Effects
183 Edward Victor's Milk Trick
184 An EV Card Effect
184 EV Color Changing Deck
185 Another Edward Victor "Find the Lady" Effect
187 Unnamed Effect
187 Some Lost Tricks

189 Edward Victor: Lifetime Member of the Magic Circle
189 Edward Victor and the Magic Circle
190 Gold Medalist of the Magic Circle
191 Royal Command
194 The Magic Circle Complimentary Entertainment for Edward Victor

199 The Edward Victor Notebooks
199 Unpublished Effects taken from an Edward Victor Notebook
199 - The Elastic Handkerchief
201 - A Fragment: The Cups and Balls
202 - A New Glass and Ball Production
205 - A Color-Change Thimble Sleight
206 Jottings from an Edward Victor Notebook
213 Eight Edward Victor Notebooks
221 The Centenary Celebrations

222 Micro Magic
222 Twenty Tricks in a Matchbox
223 1. The Ring Escape
223 2. Elastic Band Trick
224 3. Magic Safety Pins
224 4. The 'Slit'(?) Handkerchief
224 5. The 'Slit'(?) Buttonhole
225 6. Magic Rod
225 7. Chinese Rods
226 8. Changing Dice Spots
226 9. A Magic Dice Throw
226 10. Hidden Sides
227 11. Magic Card Transposition
227 12. Three Card Trick
228 13. Turned Card
228 14. X-Ray" Tube
228 15. "No Burn" Trick
228 16. Disappears Sixpence
229 17. A Paper Release
229 18. Pencil Penetration
229 19. The Moving Matches
230 20. Magnetised Glasses
231 Dice Magic
231 1. The Changing Spots
232 2. Additional Effect
232 3. The Changing Spots (Second Method)
232 4. Transposition of Spots
233 5. "Slow-Motion" Change
233 6. "Non Touch" Spot Changing
233 7. The Magic Throw
233 8. A Dice Card Location
233 9. The Hidden Numbers

234 Edward Victor: The Family
234 Family History
238 Eileen O'Connor
239 Paddy Victor
244 The Second Mrs Victor (Bayard Grimshaw)

247 L'Envoi
248 About the Author
250 Shakespeare's Hamlet Says


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