Foolette

If I were marketing this gem, it would probably go for 25.00. The reason It's a beautiful effect. A powerhouse accomplished by the simplest of methods. It began with a roulette force that caught my eye in Close-Up Cavalcade by Mentzer. Little did I realize when I began to experiment with it that Fool-Ette would result. EFFECT The mentalist displays a paperback book entitled WINNING CASINO GAMBLING by Terrence Reese and hands it to a spectator for examination. The spectator then inserts a...

Fabulous Gypsy Spell

Gypsy spell is an entertaining mental masterpiece in which six gypsies combine their supernormal powers to reveal one of six Para psychological words mentally selected by a spectator. No force No sleights Uses six unprepared playing cards So easy-to-do yet so totally baffling. Larry Becker's Gypsy Spell is a brain-buster fooler of the first degree. A diabolically clever effect that seemingly has no explanation. You'll love it. The cards can be freely mixed. Everything can be examined from now...

To Perform

The nice part about this effect is that little memory work is required. The limited force of the double digit number results in only 22 possibilities (If the spectator should end up with 53, 54 or 55, which is possible, then the selection should be repeated since there are only 52 cards in the deck.) To determine the card that lies at the selected number, all you have to remember is the order of the suits as follows DIAMONDS, CLUBS, HEARTS and SPADES. The number ONE will automatically signify...

To Prepare

A sheet of white poster board 14 wide x 17 deep. 2. A broad point black felt tipped pen. 3. A book on witchcraft or the occult containing 600 or more pages. 4. A silver candlestick holder and a white candle. 5. Five packets of book matches preferably with blank unimprinted covers. If these are not available, then small cue sheets will have to be glued to the area above the striking surface on each packet. To prepare these five matchbook covers, make a list of the first word on the last line of...

Effect

The mentalist invites three spectators to take an imaginary junket to the gambling capitol of the world Las Vegas. Positioning the three spectators in a row on stage, the mentalist states that the first spectator will hereafter be designated as GAMBLER NUMBER ONE. And to help him remember that fact, the mentalist hands him his stake consisting of one 1,000 bill (phoney of course). Spectator number two is to be hereafter designated as GAMBLER NUMBER TWO and to help him remember, the mentalist...

The 5000 Challenge Prediction

The next effect is one that has caused me a great deal of anguish. It's too good. In fact, at one point in its development, I seriously considered marketing it through advertisements in such noteworthy publications as the National Enquirer. The ad that I wrote is included here for your edification. Naturally, I decided against it for many reasons. The biggest reason of all is my dedication to the art that has served me so well for 35 years. No amount of money could make me compromise my...