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After Hours Magic: A Book of Al Thatcher Card Magic

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This is a clean and baffling effect which can be performed with any deck, anytime, anywhere.

The deck is shuffled and a prediction card is placed aside face down. A spectator selects a card, which is not looked at. He then stabs this card into the deck at a freely chosen position. The selected card is shown to match the prediction card. For a stunning climax the selection is shown to have been stabbed into the deck BETWEEN the remaining cards of the same value. A minimal amount of skill is required to perform this effect. Fully illustrated.

The above appears on the front cover of this sealed booklet and pretty well tells all that can be told without giving away the secret It is the first of a series of exclusive releases of effects by Larry Jennings and costs Five Dollars plus 50 cents. The second exclusive release at the same price is an effect which will undoubtedly find its way in the repertoire of magicians the world over who perform their magic impromptu in bars and at parties and again we take the easy way out and quote from the cover.

A borrowed marked half dollar vanishes from the performer's hand and arrives audibly in a beer can held in the opposite hand. The can must be cut open so that the marked coin may be removed by the spectator. The coin CANNOT fit through the pouring spout. The effect on the spectator is unbelievable. This is a true reputation maker. This effect requires a minimum of sleight of hand skill.

Both are available from J.W. BUSBY, 4001 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, California 94632 U.S.A. who also promises Notes on Card and Coin handling by Larry Jennings, Seven dollars 50c ready about August and The Card Magic of Larry Jennings in which nothing will have previously been seen m print. Special pre-publication price Fifteen Dollars and price on publication Twenty dolĂ­an. Both plus 50 cents to cover mail and handling charges. Should be ready about December.

Fred Robinson

bob steptjens

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