Howard, Rupert: Rupert Howard Magic Course
1931 1st edition
Paper; 556 pages
Available in e-Book format from Lybrary.com
Rupert Howard Magic Course
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Howard, Rupert: Rupert Howard Magic Course
1931 1st edition
Paper; 556 pages
Available in e-Book format from Lybrary.com

Comments:

From tarusmagic.net: "The St. James School of Magic, London Course in Magic. This course is in 24 lessons which were supplied in brown manila folders...The course comes with the original printed prospectus. This course was originated in the 1930s and was renamed later as the “Rupert Howard Course In Magic”. The late Ken Brooke stated many times that this was the finest course in magic ever produced."

From Lybrary.com: Rupert Howard whose real name was Stuart Raw thought this course through extremely well...The structure of his instructions is very methodical and pedagogical...It covers all major forms of magic from cards, coins, ropes, silks, balls, paper, cigarettes, thimbles, mentalism, illusions, escapes, and all the essential parts of the business from marketing to the appropriate dress and attitude.

Note: can be purchased from Lybrary.com as individual volume downloads, or all volumes on a CD-ROM at a reduced price.

Contents:

Lesson 1: Easy Magic
3 Content
4 Introduction
4 Professional Attitude
5 Scientific Principles
5 How to Study
8 Your Success in Magic
10 Easy Magic
10 Millinery in a Minute
12 The Flying Band
14 The Divination
17 Magnetic Power
19 The Devil's Addition
22 The Hindu Slave Bangle
23 The History of Magic (part 1)
23 Magic in Egypt
24 Priestly Wonder Workers
25 Early Sleight-of-Hand

Lesson 2: Presentation and Paper Magic
3 Content
4 Presentation
4 Natural
5 Comedy
5 Mysterious
5 Paper Magic
5 The Torn and Restored Paper
9 The Blotting Pad Mystery
14 The Phantom Rings
17 The Torn and Restored Newspaper
19 Ching Ling Foo's Paper
22 The Snowstorm
24 The History of Magic (part 2)
24 Magic in the Middle Ages

Lesson 3: Showmanship and Impromptu Magic
3 Content
5 Showmanship
5 Stage Fright and Nervousness
7 Impromptu Magic
7 The Travelling Marbles
11 The Moving Matchbox
12 No Choice At All
13 The Jumping Match
14 The Handkerchief Through the Ankle
15 The Hypnotized Matchbox
16 The Haunted Hats
18 The Penetrating Fountain Pen
20 The History of Magic (part 3)
20 Magic in the Middle Ages

Lesson 4: String and Rope Tricks
3 Content
4 Misdirection
4 Distraction
5 Simulation
5 Disguise
6 String and Rope Tricks
6 The Coat and Tapes
9 The Cut and Restored String
11 The Human Cheese
13 The Thumb Tie
16 The Golden Apple
18 The Travelling Knots
19 The Indestructible Rope
23 The History of Magic (part 4)
23 Automatic Figures

Lesson 5: Sleight of Hand with Cards
3 Content
4 Introduction
5 Sleight of Hand with Cards
5 The Ordinary Palm
5 A Simple Pass
6 The Force
7 The Waterfall Shuffle
7 Mechanical Forces
7 The Knife Force
8 A Simple Single-Handed Force
9 The Bottom-Slip Force
10 The Double Handed Pass
11 The Single Handed Pass
11 The Turnover
12 The Cards from the Mouth
12 False Counting
13 The False Shuffle
14 Tricks with Cards
14 Mind Over Matter
15 A Novel Card Discovery
17 Spelling by Magic
19 The History of Magic (part 5)
19 Automatic Figures (continued)

Lesson 6: More Tricks with Cards
3 Content
4 Patter
5 Card-Colour Change
7 The Back-And-Front Palm
8 Vanish and Production of Five Cards
9 The Boomerang
9 Springing the Cards
9 The Miraculous Transit
12 The Four Aces
13 The Rising Cards
16 Cards Through the Handkerchief
17 The Painted Handkerchief
19 Spoofed!
20 "My Card"
22 The Cards Up The Sleeve
24 The Card on the Tape

Lesson 7: Advanced Card Magic
3 Content
4 The Giant Four Aces
7 The Card and the Orange
10 The Same To You
13 The Three Card Trick
14 The Master Diminishing Cards
19 Taking the Count

Lesson 8: Sleight of Hand with Coins
3 Content
4 Arranging a Programme
6 Sleight of Hand with Coins
6 The Ordinary Palm
6 The Inner Thumb Palm
6 The Outer Thumb Palm
6 Thumb and First Finger Palm
6 The Standing Palm
6 The Finger Palm
6 The Inner Finger Palm
7 The Outer Finger Palm
7 The Back and Front Finger Palm
7 Single Handed Vanish
8 Double Handed Vanish
8 The "Throw" Vanish
9 The Coin Roll
9 The Change
9 Tricks with Coins
9 The "Impossible" Coin Vanish
10 The Impromptu Alchemist
11 The Travelling Coins
14 The Miser's Dream
16 The Note and the Lemon
17 The Coin and Envelopes

Lesson 9: Handkerchief Magic
3 Content
4 Candle Flame Production
4 The Sleeve Production
4 Production from the Wand
5 Thumb Tip Vanish
5 The Sugar Bag
6 The Phoenix Handkerchief
6 The Vanishing Handkerchief
7 The Dyed Handkerchiefs
9 The Colour Changing Handkerchief
9 The Self-Knotting Handkerchief
11 Check Mate
13 The Blended Handkerchiefs
14 A Trick With A Tube
16 The Sympathetic Silk Handkerchiefs
20 Mr Green and Miss Brown
22 The Unfortunate Sunshade

Lesson 10: Cigarette Magic
3 Content
4 Selling Your Services
8 Cigarette Magic Introduction
9 Cigarette Manipulation
15 Cigarette Tricks
15 The Disappearing Cigarette
16 The Cigarette Holder
16 Cigarette Catching
18 The Asbestos Handkerchief
19 The Card and Cigarette
20 Lighted Cigarettes From The Mouth

Lesson 11: Billiard Ball Manipulation
3 Content
4 The Magician's Dress
4 Afternoon Performances
4 Evening Performances
4 Billiard Ball Manipulation
4 Introduction
5 The Multiplying Billiard Balls
7 The Patriotic Balls
9 The Transposed Balls
10 Cups and Balls
12 A Billiard Ball Phantasy
15 The History of Magic (part 6)
15 Conjurers of the Eighteenth Century

Lesson 12: Thimble Magic and Watch Tricks
3 Content
4 Rehearsal
6 Thimble Manipulation
6 The Thumb Palm
6 Vanish No 1
7 Vanish No 2
7 The Change-Over Palm
7 Vanish No 3
8 The Back and Front Palm
8 Watch and Clock Tricks
8 The Flight of Time
12 The Flying Alarm Clock
14 Borrowed Watch Tricks
14 With an Assistant
18 Without an Assistant
19 The Watch in the Loaf
20 The Watch Boxes
21 The History of Magic (part 7)
21 Conjurers of the Eighteenth Century

Lesson 13: Egg Tricks
3 Content
4 The Egg Glass and Handkerchief
5 The Egg-Laying Hat
7 The Levitated Egg
9 The Ring and Egg
11 The Egg Bag
14 The Human Chicken
16 The Ethereal Hen
18 The Conjurer's Egg

Lesson 14: Production and Opening Effects
3 Content
4 Magical Productions
4 Introduction
5 The Inexhaustible Box
7 Hat Productions
10 Cloth Productions
10 Bowl of Water Production
11 Bouquet Production
12 Shower of Flowers Production
12 The Enchanted Organ Pipes
14 Productions from a Spectator
15 Opening Effects
15 The Vanishing Wand
16 The Fire Bowl
17 "Good Evening"
18 The Surprising Handkerchief
19 A Match For Anyone
19 The Flower Trays
21 Closing Effects
22 Caution

Lesson 15: Liquid and Chemical Magic - Tricks with Live Stock
3 Content
4 Liquid and Chemical Magic
4 Introduction
4 The Magic Wine and Water
6 The Star of Fate
7 Refreshments to Order
10 The Vanishing Froth
10 The Flying Smoke
12 The Haunted Flask
14 Tricks with Livestock
14 Introduction
14 Rabbit Produced from Hat
15 Rabbit from a Spectator
15 Rabbit Vanishes in a Newspaper
16 Goldfish Catching in Mid Air
17 The Flying Bird Cage
19 The Dove Cot
20 The Canary in the Electric Bulb
22 Birds of the Air
23 The Vanishing Ducks

Lesson 16: Comedy Magic
3 Content
4 The Psychology of Humor
7 Cooking by Magic
10 Blancmange While You Wait
12 The Uneatable Apple
14 The Cake in the Hat
16 The Answer's a Lemon
17 An Affair with the Gloves

Lesson 17: Mental Phenomena
3 Content
4 The One Man Crystal Reading Act
7 How To Answer Questions
8 The Crystal Gazing Act
10 The Living and the Dead
12 The Magic Mirror
13 The Human Calendar
17 The Hindu Pulse stopping
18 X-Ray Eyes
20 Long Distance Thought Transmission

Lesson 18: Spiritualistic Tricks
3 Content
4 Spiritualistic Tricks
4 Introduction
4 The Dark Seance (Method 1)
6 The Dark Seance (Method 2)
8 Slate Effects
8 A Trick With the Flap Slate
10 With Two Slates
11 The Tied Slates
12 The Flap Slate Minus Corner
12 With Unprepared Slates
13 Mental Phenomena
13 The Giant Memory
15 The Lightning Calculator

Lesson 19: Miscellaneous Magic
3 Content
4 The Golden Lift
6 Roses of Yesterday
7 The Floating Ball
8 The Travelling Bottle and Glass
11 Vice Versa
12 A Seaside Story
14 The Flying Shoe Laces
16 Bowl of Water Vanish

Lesson 20: Oriental Magic
3 Content
4 Introduction
4 The Hindu Needle Mystery
7 Oriental Productions
8 The Indian Basket Trick
9 The Hindu Mango Tree
10 Flowers by Request
12 The Wonderful Fertilizer
14 The Hindu Turban
16 Sands of the Desert
18 The Chinese Rings

Lesson 21: Stage Illusions
3 Content
4 Audiences
4 Children's Entertainments
6 Church Socials
6 Smoking Concerts
7 Hotels
7 Stage Presentation
7 Technique of Stage Magic
9 Music and Magic
10 Getting Volunteers on the Stage
11 Stage Illusions
12 The Vanishing Ghost
14 The Bathing Beauty
15 The Haunted Sentry Box
16 Walking Away From Your Shadow
17 The Floating Lady
22 Performing Animals Regulation Act 1925

Lesson 22: Publicity Feats and Escape Tricks
3 Content
4 Publicity Feats
4 Introduction
4 The Blindfold Drive
6 Under Water Escape
7 The Living Burial
9 Escape Tricks
9 The Mail Bag Escape
10 Paper Bag Escape
11 Straight Jacket Escape
11 Upside Down Escape
12 Regulation Handcuff Escape
12 Packing Case Escape
14 Unprepared Packing Case Escape
15 The History of Magic (part 8)

Lesson 23: Sensational Illusions
3 Content
4 Enchanted Rickshaw
4 Walking Through a Window
5 The Death Penalty
7 The Living Cremation
8 Cheating the Hangman
9 The Flying Huntsman
11 Vanishing Carload of Girls
12 The Scrap Book
13 The Sword Box
15 The Devil's Cage
18 Sawing Through a Woman

Lesson 24: The Business Side of Magic
3 Content
4 Introduction
5 Letters
8 Photographs
8 Illustrations
8 Folders and Booklets
14 Testimonials
14 Blocks
14 Souvenirs
14 Throw Aways
15 Posters
15 Portfolio
15 Newspapers
17 Fees
17 Fields of Work

Lesson 25: More Miscellaneous Magic
3 Content
4 The Holeproof Hat
6 The Penetrating Ring
8 Money by Wireless
11 My Lady of the Bath
13 A Domestic Mystery
15 The Snow Man
16 A Word of Thanks
17 Closing Words


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