West, Larry: Lecture 2
©1982, published by The KEE Publishing Co.
Paper, stapled, 16 pages
Lecture 2

Comments [Stewart Tame]: Larry is, of course, one half of Emerson & West, publishers of fine packet tricks.


1 Forward
2 Passing the Buck--Four one dollar bills are shown on both sides, then one becomes a two, another a five and the last a ten.
3 Buckareno II--Similar to the last routine but using no gaffed bills.
5 You Have Got To Admit That It Would Have Been One Helluva Trick--Magician shows a deck of blank cards, suggests that if this were a real trick he would choose the Ace of Spades, asks the spectator what card they would have chosen, magician looks through the deck and upjogs two cards, shows them blank, puts "Ace" on table and spectator's card in pocket, says he will magically make them change places, magician then pulls real Ace out of pocket, card on table now has face and is spectator's selection.
6 Locks & Bagels--Magician shows paper bag labeled "Lox & Bagels", removes padlock and small box with several keys from bag, locks lock through spectator's lapel button, mixes key from lock with four similar keys from box, gives keys to spectator to hold, removes bagel from bag and gives to second spectator to hold, one key then magically vanishes from first spectator's hand, all keys remaining tried, none open lock, magician breaks open bagel and there is the missing key, opens the lock.
7 Larry West Presents Halfmix--Magician shows two identical cards, one from red back deck and one from blue, each card has been cut in half making four pieces in all, two of the pieces then change to another card, making a mis-match of the faces, turns pieces over to reveal that backs are now all different, pieces left on table for examination.
9 Backjack--Four Jacks turn themselves face down one at a time, Jack matching suit of previously selected card reverses itself a second time, then changes into the selected card.
12 Backgambit--"A wild story about how to cut to four of a kind that end up being exactly four of a kind. Since you can't have four identical cards in one deck, the backs change to reflect four different backs. Somehow, in the process, the rest of the pack refuses to cooperate and changes its backs as well."