what is misdirection? \n \n jean hugard
1960
Jean Hugard

What is Misdirection?

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introduction \n \n lewis ganson
1960
Lewis Ganson

Introduction

5



foreword \n \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Foreword

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slydini \n reprinted with kind permission from march, 1958 "mum", official organ of the society of american magicians \n leslie p. guest \n mum, mar. 1958
1960
Leslie P. Guest

Slydini

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the art of using the lap as a servante  part one  position and timing \n \n tony slydini \n the art of using the lap as a servante \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

The Art of Using the Lap as a Servante  Part One  Position and Timing

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vanish of paper ball \n as lapping application, see also next item \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Vanish of Paper Ball

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the art of using the lap as a servante  part two  misdirection \n \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

The Art of Using the Lap as a Servante  Part Two  Misdirection

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the paper balls in the hat \n one by one four napkins are rolled in a hand into balls and disappear, then they appear in a hat that was presented empty \n tony slydini \n head to head migratory balls \n frank garcia \n tony slydini \n paperballs in the bag \n tom stone
1960
Tony Slydini

The Paper Balls in the Hat

Variations

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slydini's new cigarette miracle \n new version \n tony slydini \n cigarette miracle \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Slydini's New Cigarette Miracle

Inspired by

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two cigarettes from one \n cigarette broken in two halves, both stretched to full length cigarettes \n tony slydini \n showing a full cigarette as only a half \n tony slydini \n two cigarettes from one \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Two Cigarettes From One

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cigarette fantasy \n \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Cigarette Fantasy

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the cigarette palm \n similar to tenkai palm \n unknown
1960

The Cigarette Palm

69



sponge ball magic \n introduction to slydini's sponge ball magic
how to handcraft sponge balls \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Sponge Ball Magic

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sorcery with spheres \n two sponge balls, one travels from the magician's hand to the spectator's hand. next a third appears and then a fourth. at the end two balls transform in many tiny balls in the spectator's hand. \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Sorcery With Spheres

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spherical switchcraft \n four sponge balls are put in the right hand and then they disappear. to reappear from the spectator's pocket \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Spherical Switchcraft

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coins through the table \n introduction to the slydini's routines of coins through the table. \n tony slydini \n scottish coin routine \n alexander de cova
1960
Tony Slydini

Coins Through the Table

Variations

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six silver coins and a penny \n phase 1, six silver coins and a penny are shown. three silver coins in each hand, and with a slapp trhee coins cross the table at once. \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Six Silver Coins and a Penny

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six silver coins and a ring \n phase 2, similar to "six silver coins and a penny", this time a ring is used instead a penny \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Six Silver Coins and a Ring

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only six silver coins \n phase 3, again six coins are shown, three in each hand. one below the table, and with a slap three coins cross the table. \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Only Six Silver Coins

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again six silver coins \n phase 4, variation of "only six silver coins". \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Again Six Silver Coins

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hand to hand transfer \n \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Hand to Hand Transfer

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the knockout \n phase 5, another variation of "only six silver coins". \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

The Knockout

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four silver coins \n phase 6, with the excuse of simplify things, this the next variation of "only six silver coins" but with four coins \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Four Silver Coins

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two silver coins \n phase 7, simplifying again, will use only two coins and one will penetrate the table \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Two Silver Coins

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the payoff \n phase 7, climax for the "coins through the table" routine, variation of the "six silver coins and a penny" with the same coins \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

The Payoff

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slydini's new version of the coins through table \n six coins through the table, all at once
 to repeat the effect \n tony slydini \n one handed method \n john benzais
1960
Tony Slydini

Slydini's New Version of the Coins Through Table

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the clip \n \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

The Clip

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the flight of the paper balls \n five phases \n tony slydini \n paper balls over the head \n tony slydini \n flight of the paper balls \n tony slydini \n paper balls over the head \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

The Flight of the Paper Balls

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rope trickery \n compendium of multiple tricks with knots. \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Rope Trickery

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the repeating knot \n the performer ties a single knot. after displaying the knot, he unties it, tosses to the air and the knot is back on the rope. no matter how many times he unties it, the knot always comes back. false untying of knot. \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

The Repeating Knot

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the extra lopp \n method for secretly adding an extra loop of rope to a long rope hich is to be cut and then restored. \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

The Extra Lopp

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the short piece of rope \n variation of the edward victor's technique. using another loop to be cut. \n tony slydini \n "my rope trick"  an original cut and restored rope routine \n edward victor
1960
Tony Slydini

The Short Piece of Rope

Inspired by

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the helicopter card \n one half is spread randomly into a mess on the table, the other half is fanned, the spectator select a card, put back in fan, it travels to tables cards, five phases \n tony slydini \n the helicopter card \n tony slydini \n stealth whirleybird card \n dan tong
1960
Tony Slydini

The Helicopter Card

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fan steal & switch \n with variations \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Fan Steal & Switch

164



slydini's knotted silks \n two silks repeatedly untie
 preparation for tying \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Slydini's Knotted Silks

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the convincing knot \n technique to tie two different silks with a false knot \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

The Convincing Knot

180



the wrapover knot \n \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

The WrapOver Knot

194



slydini's torn and restored newspaper \n a sheet of newspaper is torn multiple pieces. and finally those are unfolded into a one whole sheet. \n tony slydini \n the torn and restored newspaper \n tony slydini
1960
Tony Slydini

Slydini's Torn and Restored Newspaper

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