Written by Ken Brooke
Work of Ken Brooke
222 pages (Hardcover), published by The Supreme Magic Company
Illustrated with photographs and drawings
Language: English
108 entries
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Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
Edwin Hooper Publisher's Preface
Section One - Harry Stanley Reminisces
Harry Stanley Foreword
  • Our First Meeting
  • Ken arrives in London
  • Great Names and Classic Books
  • Great Unique Days
  • A Feat of Magic
Section Two - Wisdom, Advice, and a Recommended Book
Ken Brooke It's Got to be More than Magic - Some Words of Advice
Ken Brooke Let's Get With It!
Section Three - Ken on Kards
Ken Brooke Ken on the Fan Force
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Ken Brooke The Top Change - May Way
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Ken Brooke The Ken Brooke Method for Producing Single Cards
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Ken Brooke Ken Brooke's Card Vanish packet of cards vanishes, sleeve
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Ken Brooke Vanishing Card Case and Cards deck removed from case, case vanishes, case taken from pocket, deck vanishes and is back in case
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Section Four - Fun-Magic
Ken Brooke "It's Fun to be Fooled" or "Grandfather's Chestnut Corner"
Ken Brooke Crazy Paper gags while reading a newspaper, upside down and hole for head
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Ken Brooke Magic Props - Impromptu comment
Ken Brooke Zany Cigarette cigarette staken out of someone's mouth as it is lighted
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Ken Brooke The Answers a Lemon coin travels under hat, lemon climax appearance
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Ken Brooke Stapled! gag with bill stapled to beer mat
Ken Brooke Big Squirt syphon bottle held the wrong way and water shoots into performer's face
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Ken Brooke A Betcha gag bet about emptying a glass of beer without being in the room
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Ken Brooke Collared! gag with paper collar
  • Two Handed Gag (for double act)
Ken Brooke Big Time gag, cigar stab in cigar tube
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Ken Brooke Biting a Glass gag, secret coin
Ken Brooke The Twirling Match stunt in which flame on lit match spins
Ken Brooke A Magical Trio from Albert Verity
Albert Verity Old Clay Pipe pice of clay pipe stem stands up by itself under the bowl
Albert Verity 10p to 2p Piece tip click, sticky pencil used to pick up shell
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Albert Verity Crawling 10p Piece coin moves on paper, magnetic
Ken Brooke Penknife Routine
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Move No. 1 - "The Twist"
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Move No. 2 - "The Flourish" through-the-fist
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Move No. 3 - "The Flourish Change" through-the-fist
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Ken Brooke K.B. Knife Thru Coat
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Ken Brooke Something from Nothing routine
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First Sleight (The Feint) false transfer
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Second Sleight (The Transfer) shuttle pass
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Ken Brooke Pencil Pop pencil dropped in paper bag, it changes color
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Ken Brooke My Presentation of the Banknote in the Beer Mat
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Section Five - Some-Things With Silks
Tom Waterman, Jack Ledair Sucker Colour Changing Silk with tube gimmick
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Jack Chanin The Disposal of the Gimmick sleeving the dye tube gaff
Related to
  • The Jaysee Color Change (Jack Chanin booklet)
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Jack Chanin The Loading of the Gimmick into the Hand Prior tot eh Colour Change Taking Place adding dye tube gaff from sleeve
Related to
  • The Jaysee Color Change (Jack Chanin booklet)
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Jack Chanin The Chanin Application
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Ken Brooke Method for "The Untying Silk" self-untying knot
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Ken Brooke Knot-Out knotting method for Sympathetic Silks
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Section Six - Classic Egg Bag and Linking Rings
Ken Brooke Routine For The Egg Bag
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Ken Brooke Linking Ring Count linking ring false count, detailed
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Section Seven - Bottles and Bills
Ken Brooke Routine for the Padlocked Bill Tube borrowed marked bill travels from under handkerchief to locked bill tube
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Ken Brooke Another Routine for the Locking Bill Tube marked bill is folded and rubber-banded and put in glass with silk on top, travels into bill tube
Tan Hock Chuan Bottomless Glass Finesse cellophane bottom
Ken Brooke Passe Passe Bottle Routine
Ken Brooke Routine For The Multiplying Bottles
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Section Eight - Coin Capers
Ken Brooke K.B. Coins Through Table six coins with three in each hand, multiple phases, jumbo coin climax
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Han Ping Chien
Ken Brooke Okito Box Routine multi-phase routine
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Ken Brooke The Master Move
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False Transfer
Ken Brooke Tea for Two six coins put in German Box (Boston Box without lid) and covered with cup, coins travel underneath a second cup
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Turnover Move tabled
Ken Brooke The Ken Brooke Routine For The Cap And Coins
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Section Nine - Packet and Other Card Tricks
Ken Brooke The Dutch Looper routine with multiple phases
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Ken Brooke, Corvello The Blonker Cards of Ken Brooke eleven-card packet, spectator names number up to ten, card at that position is removed, performer finds mate, all other cards are blank
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Ken Brooke "L'Estrange" cards turn over in nine-card packet
Ken Brooke The Faulty Follower
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Ken Brooke "Knock-Out" spectator and performer each take two cards from a deck and put it into inside jacket pocket, they match
Ken Brooke Pocket Gimmick fake inside pocket which swings to back of the body
Block Slip Shuffle
Ken Brooke Ricochet Cards card travels from one pile reversed into rest of the deck sitting in card case
Ken Brooke Edward Victor's E-Y-E Trick letter cards
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Move "A" double lift from three-card packet
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Ken Brooke A Clip of a Climax for Edward Victor's "EYE"
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Oliver Mackenzie, Ken Brooke Drink Trick story presentation, design cards
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The Buckle Count
Push Off False Count
Section Ten - Sponges
Ken Brooke The "K.B." Sponge Ball Routine
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Ken Brooke The Pass false transfer
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Ken Brooke The Wrist Transfer hand grabs wrist and hides sponge ball
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Section Eleven - Ken Brooke's Card Act
Ken Brooke Ken Brooke's Card Act end strippers
  • First Effect (Aces produced from shuffled deck, lost in packet and dealt out again, spectator choses Ace packet)
  • Second Effect (Triumph with fair shuffle)
  • Third to Seventh (routine with twenty-four duplicates, stripper Svengali, all alike display, switching duplicates in and out)
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The False Mixing
Section Twelve - Some of Ken's Favourites
Ken Brooke Stuck-Up ideas with double-stick tape
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Ken Brooke Any Magazine or Book a Switching Tray switch with magazine or book
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Ken Brooke The Rising Cards wand with sticky end under arm
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Albert Verity As a Method of Card Control sticky coin attached to card as key card
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Ken Brooke Tied card sticks to tie
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Ken Brooke Read "Another" Again ideas with double-stick tape
  • card sticks to bald head
  • Utility
  • Skullocation
  • A Pot
  • Red Tape
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Ken Brooke Another deck openly placed against forehead, selection remains there
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Ken Brooke Brain Wave Outdone
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Ken Brooke Ring Off multi-phase penetration routine with ring, safety pin, rope, handkerchief, wand
  • Trick No. 1. "The Wand through the Handkerchief"
  • Trick No. 2. "The Ring on the Rope"
  • Trick No. 3. "The Ring Off the Rope"
  • Trick No. 4. "Ring Off the Wand"
Ken Brooke A Clean Prediction prediction put in hat, then three items borrowed and one chosen, it is predicted
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Albert Verity, Malcolm Davison Prediction with Pocket Writing variation
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Ken Brooke Spots That Pass blank dice and normal dice with spot, they transpose
Bill Wagner Three Card Prediction three card prediction, one ahead and last one forced
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Ken Brooke K.B. Pass the Salt salt from hand to hand, glass tube gimmick
Ken Brooke Routine For Milbourne Christopher's "High Signs" square compass
Ken Brooke, Cecil Keech The Gozinta Tube two different colored pencils change places, tube and pocket, then both pencils are put into the tube, which should be too small
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Last Section - Three Cups-One Cup
Ken Brooke Cups and Balls three cups
Ken Brooke Routines with the Chop Cup intro
Ken Brooke My Chop Cup Routine
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Ken Brooke Bertie the Baseballer
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Data entered by Denis Behr.