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2 a mental club act

2 a mental club act

"Down through the dim corridors of time, Ladies and Gentlemen, has come the everlasting desire of man to penetrate the innermost recesses of the mind. There are many phases of mentality and from among them I have selected a few which I shall illustrate with your kind help.

However, before starting I want you to know that no matter what I try, no matter what I say, and no matter what I am able to accomplish, with your cooperation, I am here as an entertainer playing the part of a thought reader and psychic. You alone are to be the sole judges as to the source of my power.

With the assistance of some gentleman, someone whose mind, perhaps according to his wife, is difficult to read, I want to begin with a test of thought perfection." . . . and so forth unto renown.

After an opening it is entirely up to the performer. I never can be guilty of writing routine patter for magicians because it just won't work, and patter books to me, outside of bits and gags to be worked in, are a waste of energy both in the writing and reading. If a person can't talk they should do a silent act.

The program list of effects as entitled in and taken from "THE JINX" is given below in the order of their performance throughout the routine. While the individual performer may include an additional item or two that he may favor, or for the purpose of making the program longer, the routine as it stands is varied, consistenly strong, and effectively long enough for the average presentation. It would be well to give it an impartial test.

1 TWO PAPERS AND A SPECTATOR

2 SYNTHETIC SYMPATHY

3 THE LIE DETECTIVE

4 20th CENTURY NEWSPAPER TEST

5 TRIPLE COERCION

6 SLATE IMMORTALITY

7 EXTRA-SENSORY PERCEPTION

The necessary apparatus for the routine is as follows: One flesh colored thumb tip (or two, if you like).

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