Written by Gene Anderson

2016
Work of Gene Anderson

256 pages (Hardcover), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Gene Anderson.
Language: English

(65 entries)

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Gene Anderson Acknowledgments 6
Gene Anderson Convention Conversations 6
Mac King Foreword 8
Gene Anderson Introduction 10
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on why Roy Benson's Zipper Banana is funnyRelated to
  • Levent & Todd Karr's "Roy Benson By Starlight" p. 156.
11
Gene Anderson Star of the Show cutting a star with one cut
A. The mighty template
B. Folding the star
C. Performance
D. Impromptu star
E. Gene's script
F. Star from "restored" newspaper
G. Many "stars"
Related to 13
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool anecdote of a gig 16
Gene Anderson Picto Transpo performer draws spectator and vice versa on poster boards, signed pictures change places in envelopes
A. Performance
B. Introduction
C. Set-up and handling
D. Gene's script
E. Props
Inspired by 17
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool anecdote of performing Picto Transpo 20
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool anecdote of performing Picto Transpo 21
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool anecdote of performing Picto Transpo and Persi Diaconis 23
Gene Anderson Anderson Die Box with Gospel Magic parody presentation
A. Props
B. Gene's script
C. Final message
32
Gene Anderson Vanishing Match vanish of burning match
A. Performance
B. Gene's script
Related to 39
Gene Anderson, Jim Hooper, Roy Johnson Nemo Jumbo Rising Card with houlette, card rises from envelope, two phases
A. Sneak preview
B. Background and credits
C. Introduction
D. Gene's Script
E. Rapid prototype
F. The props
G. Thread preparation
H. Thread management
I. Understanding thread
J. Initial set-up and first card rise
K. Second card rise
L. Striking and resetting
M. The quest for thread
41
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool anecdote of Nemo Rising Card, Mac King and Greg Frewin 44
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool anecdote on working with thread 54
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool anecdote on catching fish 60
Gene Anderson Tables different table designs
A. Roll-on tables
B. Lightweight traveling table
C. Parlor "close-up" table
D. Portable podium
E. Microphone stand table
61
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on Earl Ray Wilcox 63
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool anecdote of FFFF 2005 66
Gene Anderson Card in Bottle selection vanishes between two Jokers and appears in bottle inside cigar boxes, which has been shown empty in the beginning
A. Introduction
B. Cards, bottles and boxes
C. Table
D. Gene's script
E. Servante
F. Epilogue
Inspired by 67
Gene Anderson The Pajama Cord Trick rope cut into three pieces, lengths change and after ends are knotted it restores again
A. Performance
B. Props and set-up
C. Gene's script
76
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on Joe Riding 83
Gene Anderson Tying the "Pop" Knot knot jumps from rope when pulled 86
Gene Anderson The Newspaper Act entire newspaper act, including folding and cutting designs and tricks with newspaper
A. How it all began
B. The act
C. Set-up
D. Gene's script
E. Music
F. Keeping Current
G. Storing the prepared act
Related to 90
Gene Anderson Star of David - The Six-Pointed Star cut from newspaper, two cuts
A. "Clean copy" pages
B. Folding the pages
C. Performance
D. Presentation possibilities
102
Gene Anderson Peace Symbol cut from newspaper, one cut A. Folding the newspaper B. Performance 105
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on teaching the Peace Symbol to Doug Henning 106
Ken Bowell, Gene Anderson Squircle circle cut into newspaper, when unfolded it is a square, with credit information
A. Selecting newspaper pages
B. Preparing Squircle's pages
C. Storing the prepared Squircle
D. Performance
Also published here 107
Gene Anderson Wastebasket basket attached to trousers to store crumbled and cut paper 112
Gene Anderson Chapeaugraphy - Forty Years to Make a Hat chapeaugraphy act with newspaper
A. Introduction
B. Getting Started
C. Creases and stiffeners
D. Preparing the Mortarboard
E. Making the tassel
F. Finishing the folds
G. Performance
H. Gene's classic origami hats
113
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on perfecting the Stetson crease 121
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on lecturing at Magic Inc. 131
Gene Anderson Ship's Wheel & Dolls cutting dolls and a ship's wheel from newspaper
A. Preparing the pages
B. Performance
Related to
  • Vin Carey's "Easy Do' Paper Act", 1941.
Also published here
132
Gene Anderson Corn Stalk newspaper tree
A. Preparation
B. Performance
Also published here 134
Gene Anderson Hello Trick word "hello" shall be cut from paper, but then it is hell, then "O" appears on wrong end and finally with another cut it is restored to the other end
A. Clippo times two
B. Getting started
C. Newspaper
D. Props
E. Glue lines
F. Folding the Hello strip for performance
G. Performance, Phase I "cutting" Hell
H. Performance, Phase 2 - cutting the "O" for O Hell
I. Performance, Phase 3 - Clippo cut for Hello
J. Gene's script
K. Rubber cement
L. The history of Clippo
137
Gene Anderson Torn Message message torn into newspaper
A. Finale message
B. Introduction
C. Preparing the papers
D. Preparing the message
E. Performance
F. Production Run
G. Gene's script
H. Newspaper article
Inspired by
  • Jean Hugard's "Paper Tearing Extraordinary" in "Hugard's Magic Monthly" February, 1957.
158
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool using the Torn Message at a symposium 159
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on Doug Henning's wedding 162
Gene Anderson The Part-Time Pro A. Introduction
B. Magic Castle debut
C. Getting your act together
D. Letters of Agreement
165
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on doing the medicine pitch 168
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on Professor Creep and Friend 173
Gene Anderson Marko message appears on strip of paper
A. Gene's script
B. Preparation
C. Additional routines
Inspired by
  • Percy Bee's "Cecil, the Educated Chalk" in "Linking Ring" December, 1968.
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Juan Tamariz Double Crossing the Gaze Switch 184
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on "Marko", appearing ghost on paper 188
Gene Anderson Knot Dr. Seuss big knot is formed, falls of rope and performer is left with short piece of rope, Pavel's Krazy Knot
A. Background and Credits
B. The poem
C. Gene's script
D. Materials and tools
F. Seuss book
189
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on Anderson's "Graduation" party 195
Gene Anderson, Karl Germain String Thing restoration of cut string
A. Introduction
B. Preparation
B. Gene's routine and script
C. String holder
Related to 196
Gene Anderson, Tadashi Tokieda Precocious Paper Chain A. Introduction
B. Preview to precocious
C. The Möbius strip
D. The precocious Möbius strip
E. Gene's presentation
199
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on Tadashi Tokieda 201
Gene Anderson Gene's Egg Bag Routine based on Charlie Miller and Ken Brooke
A. Introduction
B. Personalizing the routine
C. Gene's script
D. Egg bag and egg
203
Gene Anderson The Hindu Thread Trick A. Introduction
B. Hind Thread or Gypsy Thread... what's in a name?
C. Gene's presentation and script
D. Preparation
212
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on Doug Henning performing the Hindu thread 216
Gene Anderson Si Stebbins Card Routine multiphase routine, missing cards divined by riffling the deck, by listening, named card is found, speller
A. Stacking the deck
B. Charlier False Haymow Shuffle
C. Gene's routine and script for the Si Stebbins stack
D. Resetting the deck
E. About Si Stebbins
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Gene Anderson, Charlier Charlier False Haymow Shuffle 218
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on Ed Watkins and Si Stebbins 219
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on Nick Trost's Lie Speller and Dennis Loomis 223
Gene Anderson, Dennis Loomis, Nick Trost The Lie Speller Inspired by 223
Gene Anderson The Tear Through Time - History and Evolution of the Torn & Restored Newspaper A. Introduction
B. Cortini
C. Benno Pantel
D. Carl Brema
E. Janos Bartl & D. J. Stringer
F. Al Baker
G. Al Koran
H. Gene Anderson
I. Doug Henning
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Gene Anderson The Tear Through Time - History and Evolution of the Torn & Restored Newspaper A. Introduction
B. Cortini
C. Benno Pantel
D. Carl Brema
E. Janos Bartl & D. J. Stringer
F. Al Baker
G. Al Koran
H. Gene Anderson
I. Doug Henning
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Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on Wittus Witt 227
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on Charlie Miller seeing the T&R Newspaper for the first time 232
Gene Anderson Gene Anderson's Torn & Restored Newspaper flash restoration
A. Introduction
B. Gene's script
C. Preparing the newspaper
D. Colored pages
E. Newspaper page sizes
F. Folding the newspaper
G. The Clip
H. Setting up for performance
I. Showing the pages
J. Tearing the newspaper
K. Restoration
L. Showing the pages
M. Resetting the T&R newspaper
Related to 234
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on Willard the Wizard and Frances Willard 240
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on a tip by Bob Fitch 246