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have the chance of getting a book which has taken much time and thought, and which contains much valuable advloe for the man «ho has the tricks but needs a way to get than before the public, at a profit. --- On August 12th I journeyed to the Rajah Restaurant on West 48th Street In New York at the behest of Dr. Daley to watch the Mankari Ponde (Mong-eare-ee Pond-ee). Jud Cole and Ted Arnold were there to listen to the marvels of Yoga and see the intrepid Yogi stop an eleotrio fan with his fingers. So what? ---

At the Cherry Lane Theatre In Greenwich Village has been a magician named Solitaire. From the size of his audience at each performance thus far recorded, the name is appropriate. Solitaire does stock magic, ventriloquism (with two dummies and at «hlch he is best), and a few ghostly apparitions make their appearance. --- Up at the Bronx Opera House for a week was The Great Rlchlardl with his illusion show. This Spanish magi carried about seven tons of apparatus and practically changed his show every performance. His billing read, "You have seen Houdlnl, Thurston, and the Great Hermann. Now see In Person, on the Stage, the King of All Magicians." — Also, at the Roxy Theatre, appeared Miaoo, the deaf mute wonder of New York manipulators. The routine smacks loudly of Cardlni. but the execution of his work Is quite all that can be desired. — Hardeen, Gordon Alexander, and Jim Collins have returned from the wars and strife of the Fort Worth Centennial. From all reports, business wasn't so forte or worth the journey. — Verrall Wass, of London, is publishing a Mystery Monthly with a few tricks and advice. The dissertation on colour schemes in the current Issue is of value to magi when mair<ng up their drapes and settings. —— On the west ooast Is plotted a new magic monthly called "The Genii" and it will be piloted by that prolific writer on things magical, William Lar-sen. Those acquainted with Larson's reputation as a writer of good tricks won't miss a copy.

--- I've had a nice response to the article about Bert Reese In the Summer Extra. One said, "Incidentally, the Reese article was one of the best yet. Where in h--- did you get the Information - psychic connection with Bert? I had read accounts of his work (in an article, "The Man Who Pooled Edison") and could find no explanation of his method. Must reread the item in the light of your disclosures." I'm glad to know when the customers are satisfied. ----

One of the great reasons why many magicians slump is because they take themselves too seriously, especially with modern audiences who want to be entertained first and mystified second. For example, in a circular at hand; "Abe Lincoln said, "You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Mr. ----- fools all of the people all of the time with his "Klever non-juring. " It's too bad Abe isn't around to correct the quotation and call the wizard on his statement. No doubt others will. --- Why do many magicians get mad and peeved when a spectator (this is very common for table woruers) catches them? Don't they know this is bound to happen often what with exposures and the dissemination of magical knowledge so prevalent? If you, you or you get your ire up when somebody cracks wise with the explanation, stop it. It only helps antagonize the rest of your watchers. If you kid the chump by saying something like, "That was only to find out what trick books you've read; here's one that hasn't been printed yet," or any other remark that serves to show you aren't upset by the disclosure, you'll be tops with every spectator even it if burns the wise fellow. But don't leave him« If you do you're licked. Stick with him and do every trick you know until you fool him, and then, when you have done that just onoe, leave him. And that's a secret the top notch professionals have had to learn through experience. You're getting it

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