Mentzer, Jerry: Magician Nitely The Magic of Eddie Fechter
©1974 Jerry Mentzer
Hardcover, 6x9", 148 pages
Magician Nitely
Image courtesy e-Bay seller Zigby7

Comments (Zigby7): B&W photo illustrated. The full contents of this book are included (along with more) in the updated, "Magic of Eddie Fetcher", so if you have that one, you don't need this! In my copy of this book, a few pages are printed out of order at the very end.


VII Background Information: about Eddie Fechter and the Fork's Hotel
XI Introduction (Dai Vernon)
XIII B&W Photo: Eddie Fechter

1 Chapter 1 Magic from the Fork's Hotel
1 I've Got a Surprise For You: Clever "mistaken revelation" made right
5 Impromptu Torn and Restored Cigarette (Karl Norman)
10 Be Honest What Is It?: card trick with a follow-up
15 Goblin Tube: a gag trick
17 Fechter's Aces: not your normal four Ace trick
24 Aces Up or Down: good follow-up
30 You've Been Real Good to Me: Clever card on the seat effect
34 Waterfall: showy card revelation

39 Chapter 2 Request Tricks
41 6-4-5 Coin: Eddie's famous coins-across routine (just regular coins)
50 Eight to Twelve: cards change in quantity between two spectators
54 Card on the Ceiling (Karl Norman)
61 Fechter's Brainwave: Uses a Brainwave or Ultra Mental deck

65 Chapter 3 Peeks
67 Introduction to Peeks: the advantages to Peeks, especially for the bar
69 Peek Force: a clever force
71 Multiple Force: for more than one card
74 Tiniest Peek I've Ever Seen: a subtlety
76 Peek and Key Combination
78 Glimpse: Eddie's method
81 Peek Subtlety
83 Turn Around Peek Control: controlling a peeked card
87 Fechter's Fan Glimpse
89 Cover for Peek Control
92 Two Card Control From Peek
94 Pseudo Three Card Peek Control
95 Eight Selections: fast revelation of eight card selections

103 Chapter 4 Miscellaneous
105 Flying Locator: face up card tossed into the deck finds selection
108 - Gallo's Addition: nice flourish
112 Small Stock False Shuffle: to retain small stock in order at top of deck
114 Gambler's Slip Cut: false cut
117 Auto Jog Control: controlling a selection
121 Spring Card Revelation: one-handed card revelation
124 Fechter's Bluff Pass: improved handling
128 Bar Towel Force: great for the bar
130 Tips, Hints, and Bits of Business: some gags, quickies, and ideas

135 Chapter 5 Previous Offerings
137 Top Card Reversal: an original Fecther move
142 A Magical Prediction: works 8 out of 10 times, with an "out" for when it doesn't
144 Knockout Prediction