Sands, George: 50 Years of Magic
The Magic By George Sands Volume 1
©1987 George Sands
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 82 pages
50 Years of
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Comments: Volume 1 of 7. 140 illustrations.
Contents listing is provided courtesy Alan Sands' website (


1 Gimmick Act: Insights by George on how and why to make an act that is unique. This same advice was given to Jeff McBride around 1977.
3 Sandslide Book Test #1
4 Sandslide Book Test #2
6 Chicken Thief Switch: George did an ESP act beginning around 1977 until he retired. He could not read without glasses, so he could not do blindfold readings. He devised this one-ahead switch to do billet readings.
10 Dollar Bill Reading
11 Business Card Toss Up
14 Playing Card Toss Up: Toss Up routines are based on calendar magic tricks and are simple math methods of reading minds, performing telekinesis, or just fooling and impressing people.
15 1-3-9 System
17 Two person Code - Body Movement: George taught this code at children's magic club meetings. It is simple, yet effective and is an excellent introduction to two-person codes.
19 Domino Cards
20 Arbitrary Card Cut
21 Twenty Seven Card Trick Formula
24 Split Card
25 Long Card Illusion
26 Ten Cards to the Pocket: Available on the 3-Rope Routines video and DVD, this was one of his favorite tricks and once mastered, will be one of your favorites, too. Skill level is difficult.
26 Sandslide (sleight)
30 Buckle Count (sleight)
32 Gamblers Palm (sleight)
35 Voo-Doo Cards: This card routine is moderate in difficulty, but is so powerful, George used it as the finale' to his Adult Magic Act and his ESP Act.
36 Magic Voo-Doo Cards
40 Drop Change (sleight)
42 Cards Across Expanded
43 Classic Cards Across variation
45 One Card Pete: A gambler's poem taken from a magic magazine in the 40's, George devised the moves for this very fun card routine.
48 Dollar Bill in Cigarette
51 Cigarette Filter Shell
52 Foiled Again
53 Two Coins in a Fountain
55 Tenkai Move (sleight)
57 Razor Blades: An original method for wrapping and switching razor blades not found in other sources. It is very portable. George used this method for 30 years. His son, Alan, continues to it.
60 Origami Magic Purse: So simple, a five year old can do it. But, it will still fool and entertain ALL ages!
65 Fan-Tasy
72 Business Card Ventriloquism
74 Silk Hankerchief Through Rope
76 Rope Through Arm
77 Reverse Rope Through Arm
79 Extra Sandsational Puzzle