Annemanns Incorporated Strange Secrets



THIS COLLECTION comprises some of the choicest Annemann Secrets, now collected together and printed in one volume.

INSTO-TRANSPO—Without sleights two initialled cards change places between the performer's and spectator's pockets. STOP—A freely selected card, lost in the pack, is found at a number thought of. THE POUND NOTE AND THE CIGARETTE CHALLENGE—Marked cigarettee in performer's mouth, number of a note written down by spectator—note openly burned—and then found in the cigarette—the best ever routine for this effect. IMPROVED REMOTE CONTROL—With red and blue packs the performer proves he can control another person by making them pick any card he chooses, while at a distance. MENTAL MONEY—Three pound notes borrowed and folded tight, one is chosen, the performer reveals its number. NUMBER PLEASE—A Telephone Book Test in which the performer reveals both name and number. SENSITIVE THOUGHTS—A sensational card trick, with two packs and two spectators. THE CARD DOCTOR—Spectator selects card which is initialled, corner torn from card, then initialled card torn into pieces, pieces vanish and card is found back in the pack, minus its corner. SLATES AND ACES—Performer and spectator write names of the aces on two slates, spectator rubs out three on his, the 'spirits' rub out the same three aces from the performer's late. POKER PLUS—Performer deals three face down hands of Poker. Second hand shown to beat performer's. Then performer's hand shown again, and it beats the second. Third hand shown to beat performer's. Then performer's shown again, and it beats the third. Terrific effect! THOUGHT IN PERSON—A most unusual card routine. A MENTAL HEADACHE—Another typical Annemann card routine with a mental twist. And, of course, a full description of a most useful GIMMICK.

as usual—a finely printed book

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AT HENK VERMEYDEN'S, Bob Driebeek showed three forms of magical divination. Two of these were in the mechanical class, whilst the third Bob was good enough to pass on to the Pentagram.

The effect is brief. There are three round coloured sticks and a metal tube with a screw top. Taking the tube and unscrewing the top, the conjurer turns his back to the audience and holding the tube behind his back and giving the lid to a person nearby he asks that any one of the coloured sticks be picked up, dropped into the tube and the top screwed on. The remaining two sticks are to be taken by the person and dropped into his pocket. When this is done the conjurer turns round to face his audience. " You have," he says, " placed the red stick in the tube and the yellow and blue ones in your pocket." The divination is, of course, correct.

When Bob first performed this, there were a few who thought that he had, after the insertion of the stick into the tube, obtained a glimpse of the remaining sticks which were standing on a nearby table. With these suspicions aroused he offered to perform the effect again. So the tube was unscrewed, the stick removed and the same procedure adopted. This time, however, he handed the tube to a spectator, then correctly divining the colour of the stick in the tube.

That is the effect with no trimmings, and many of you will already have the gimmick necessary to achieve this baffling little feat. It is the Bill Tube!

Besides the conventional bill tube, you will require three sticks of chalk. The sticks should not be the customary type which one sees in the stationer's shop but rather the cylindrical type which can be bought in most art shops. If the reader cannot obtain these, ordinary chalk will do equally well, but the sticks I have mentioned look more like coloured cylinders.

Having obtained three different coloured sticks of chalk and with the bill tube at hand, the procedure for the first part is as follows. First of all the top is unscrewed from the bill tube and is placed with the sticks of chalk on the table. Showing the tube and stating what he wishes done, the performer turns his back to the spectator and holding the bill tube with his left hand, mouth towards the spectator, he asks him to choose any one of the chalks and drop it into the tube. Then he is to take the cap and screw it on quite firmly. When he has done this the performer eases the inner tube slightly and as he turns and brings the tube in front of him with his left hand, he notes the colour of the chalk which can be seen easily through the opening at the base of the tube. In the act of placing the tube on the table, the inner tube is pushed up and the performer announces which chalk is inside and which are in the pocket.

With the repeat of the trick a slightly different procedure is adopted. After the chalk has been inserted into the tube, the conjurer turns round, retaining the tube behind his back for a moment. During this very brief period, his second finger nail scratches against the side of the chalk through the opening. Then the tube is closed and without bringing it in front of him a spectator at the side is asked to take it. The hands then come to the front and in accentuating the fairness of the procedure, the performer gestures with both hands. At the same time he notices the colour of the chalk on the nail. Finale.

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