Ervin, E.G.: Club Deceptions
©1947 Kanter's Magic Shop, PA
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 5.5x8.5", 52 pages
Club Deceptions
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E.G. Ervin: Club Deceptions

Comments: Edited by Ralph W. Read. Originally published as four separate books (V1-1937, V2-1939, V3-1940, V4-1944)


3 Introduction
4 The Foreword
5 Contents

7 Cut and Restored Bill: with borrowed bill
8 Dollar Bill Through Handkerchief: borrowed bill vanished and reappears through handkerchief
9 Bill and Lemon: method for getting the bill into the lemon
10 Impromptu Bill Reading Test: reading the serial number from a borrowed bill
11 "Flash" Bill and Lemon: quick version
13 Dollar Bill and Potato: another variation
13 Flash Bill Production: a check is burned and turns into bills
14 What the Hell?: hiding the TT in a bill production
15 Wand and Bill Production (Chung Ling Soo): Bills produced through the aid of a wand
16 Repeating Vanishing Bills: bills keep vanishing as they are counted by spectators
17 The Impossible Coin Fold: for vanishing a coin
18 Half Past Two: a borrowed pocket watch is vanished and found in spectator's pocket
19 A Goldfish Production: live goldfish, suitable for parlor
20 One Hand Cigarette Vanish: using a sheet of fish food?
21 The Eternal Phantom Cigarette: production of the first cigarette for a routine
21 What, No Thumb Tip? Lit cig vanish with no apparent thumb tip in use
22 Hand to Hand Tobacco Acquitment: loose tobacco vanishes in the fist
23 With a Lighted Match: lit match penetrates handkerchief
25 The Adhesive Tape Thumb Tie
26 Vanishing Glass of Water: with a nicely built feke
26 Diminutive Wine and Water: made portable for small gatherings
27 Silk and Handkerchief Penetration: silk penetrates handkerchief
28 The Stretching Handkerchief:
39 J'ever See This One?: comedy reproduction of a string of handkerchiefs
30 The Broken Egg in Borrowed Handkerchief: using a Foo can
31 Quicker than the Eye: production and vanish of a silk
31 Quick Needle Trick: many threads become threaded in needle in mouth
32 The Threaded Needles: a safe version
33 Old? Never: thumb apparently penetrates a hat
34 Ball Penetration: ball removed from corked vial
35 The Hypnotized Chair: a chair balances on one leg
36 Miniature Rod and Rings: rings vanished and appear on a wand through a cylinder
37 Selected Card in Roll or Bun
38 The Knotted Circle: Tying a knot with ends tied to the wrists
40 A Deceptive Wrist Tie: no preparation needed
42 A Deceptive Nail Writer Routine (Nate Leipzig)
43 Impromptu Telepathy: writing on a business card is duplicated
44 Reading the Time on a Watch: borrowed watch
45 Removing a Shirt: dependable and modest
46 Torn and Restored Tissue (Ching Ling Foo)
48 A Rabbit "Color Change" and Suggested Production: using a specially crafted handkerchief
50 A Flashy Encore: torn and restored card

51 MERELY REMINDERS: hints and tips for common effects
51 Here's How—Again: adding the appearance of a 2nd glass in a wine glass production
52 Pintrix: tips
52 With a Rolled Silk (C.T. Jordan): using lead
52 What, No Pipes?: chemical trick with silks
52 Flighty Silk: shooting silk

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