Written by Lewis Ganson

Work of Faucett Ross

227 pages (Hardcover), published by The Supreme Magic Company
Illustrated with photographs and drawings.
Language: English

(111 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Lewis Ganson Preface Book is based on compilation of Charlie Miller / Faucett Ross correspondence, done by Frank Csuri 8
Lewis Ganson A Magician and his Magic Brief biographical notes about Faucett Ross and his correspondence with Charlie Miller 17
Faucett Ross The Beginning How to develop an act and how to work public shows 20
Faucett Ross The Business Side How to become professional in magic (booking shows etc) 20
Faucett Ross Rules and Common Sense About breaking the cardinal rules of magic 21
Faucett Ross Practice How to practise 22
Faucett Ross The Magician How to behave as a magician in public 22
Faucett Ross Showmanship 23
Faucett Ross A Bargain Anecdote about Arthur Buckley teaching Faucett Ross three card tricks for twenty bucks 23
Faucett Ross Advice on Programmes How to structure the programme for a show 23
Faucett Ross A Glass and a Silk Silk placed in tumbler, sealed off with white handkerchief. Silk vanishes, magician produces silk of different color from collar, changes it to the correct color. 28
Faucett Ross Handkerchief Box Routine Silk routine with various effects using Japanese Box 32
Faucett Ross Cut, Burnt and Restored Handkerchief Centre of handkerchief is cut off, edges are burnt, fuses it back onto the handkerchief 37
Faucett Ross Handkerchief Cane Silk produced at the end of special cane 43
Faucett Ross Fountain of Silks Lots of silks are produced 45
Faucett Ross Snowstorm in China Paper with Chinese characters torn and restored, dropped in water, taken out with chopsticks, fanned and turns into huge paper storm 52
Faucett Ross The Hindu Turban Cut and restored rope type of routine with turban material 58
Harlan Tarbell, Faucett Ross The Skittle Riddle Wand and silk pass through a wooden skittle 63
Faucett Ross Candy Bowl Presentation Bowl filled with confetti becomes bowl filled with candy 66
Faucett Ross The Famous Two-Bowl Production 72
Faucett Ross Fish Bowl From Hat Produce small fishbowl of goldfish from his hat, suitable for close up 77
Le Temple Le Temple's Jumbo Bowl Production Produce large bowl of water 78
Faucett Ross The Hydrostatic Glass Cup turned over, water stays inside glass 79
Faucett Ross Glass of Milk Vanish Glass of milk vanishes, appears in hat 83
Faucett Ross Manipulation with Banknotes The Ross Routine, bill manipulation 88
Faucett Ross Money Grab Fan production of bills 91
Faucett Ross Lighted Cigarette Routine Production of lit cigarettes, short routine 96
Faucett Ross, Dai Vernon Salt Pour 98
Faucett Ross The Miser's Dream 101
Faucett Ross Books and Slates Freely chosen word from a book appears on slate 108
Faucett Ross Sun and Moon Two handkerchiefs of different colors, cut centre out and restored but restored wrongly 110
Faucett Ross Rabbit to Sausages Produce rabbit, change it into sausages 113
David Devant, Faucett Ross Eggs from Hat Produce lots of eggs from a hat, keep dropping on the floor, comedy routine 114
Faucett Ross, Buatier de Kolta, Carl Hertz The Vanishing Bird Cage 117
Faucett Ross, Max Malini Bill in Lemon Uses a Malini move to vanish the bill 122
Faucett Ross The Egg Bag 126
Faucett Ross Egg Bag Finish Produce jigger of whisky from egg bag 134
Faucett Ross, Dai Vernon Cups and Balls Based on Vernon's routine with different endings 135
Faucett Ross, Dai Vernon The Linking Rings Based on The Symphony of the Rings 142
Charles J. Maly The Chefalo Cross Form a cross with Linking Rings 146
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Larry Grey's Pen and Pencil Joke about audience taking your pencil 150
Faucett Ross, Russell Swann Punch Line Patter line to use during cut and restored rope routine 150
Faucett Ross Perfect Opener Joke line as opener for Torn and Restored Newspaper 150
Unknown Vanishing Coin Purse Coin purse vanishes cleanly, but coin is gaffed, not the purse 151
Faucett Ross Ring in Egg Ring appears in egg, but no yolk / egg white in egg 151
Fred Keating Explanation Gag - Keating Gag to pretend to explain a trick to an audience, but be drowned out by the orchestra 152
Dai Vernon Cigarette Switch - Vernon 152
Dai Vernon Magazine Test - Vernon Way of determining which page spectator opened a magazine / book, gimmicked 152
Dai Vernon Magicians Only - Vernon Gag about Linking Rings only for magicians 152
Sam Leo Horowitz Two Tumblers and a Coin - Horowitz Cup through cup standard illusion, but with coin inside one of the cups 153
Slydini, Faucett Ross Vanishing Paper Balls Faucett's routine for Paperballs over head 153
Faucett Ross Miracle Ring on Stick Ring on Wand 154
Faucett Ross Swapperino Story about T. Nelson Downs switching his dentures imperceptibly at the dinner table 158
Faucett Ross Sleight of Hand Story about Faucett Ross accidentally exposing a prohibitionist Minister as an alcoholic on stage 159
Faucett Ross Too Good? Story about how a spectator was genuinely convinced Faucett is able to link two solid metal rings together by magic, and hence lost a bet 159
Faucett Ross Still Too Good Story about how a trick failed on stage because it was too good to be true for the spectator, too-perfect theory 160
Faucett Ross Fees Stories about Faucett Ross and how much he receives / charges for his shows back in the day 161
Faucett Ross Vernon's Luck Stories about how lucky Dai Vernon was about lots of things 162
Faucett Ross The Show Story about Al Baker pretending to be Dai Vernon 164
Faucett Ross The Episode of Vernon and the Long Sleep Story about Dai Vernon apparently sleeping for three days straight 165
Faucett Ross The Manuscript Story about Dai Vernon trolling a young punk of a magician 166
Faucett Ross Doc Nixon's Exposure Story about Doc Nixon accidentally exposing himself in the nude on stage 167
T. Nelson Downs The Torn and Restored Paper Strip 171
T. Nelson Downs, Unknown An Eggs-traordinary Eggs-planation Added ruse by DownsInspired by 172
Earl W. Violet Climax for the Miser's Dream Produce a lot of coins in both hands 173
T. Nelson Downs The Downs' Force and Location - Card forced while deck is held behind the back
- Marking cards with sunlight
T. Nelson Downs 1. Downs' Banknote in Lemon 176
T. Nelson Downs 2. Downs' Single Cigarette Routine 178
T. Nelson Downs, David Devant 3. Downs' Flag Production Produce flags from suitcase on telescopic staff 180
Charlie Miller The Rising Pencil - Charlie Miller Rising pencil on palmRelated to 181
T. Nelson Downs The Reversing Match Match reverses when pushed through handVariations 182
T. Nelson Downs, Bill Simon Impossible Card Location 187
T. Nelson Downs T. Nelson Downs writes some letters - Starting Out in Magic
- A Prophet is Not Without Honour...
- Tread Lightly!
- Coin Wand
- Charles Bertram
- Pantomime
- Miracles
- Dime and Penny
- Fees
- What's New
- Nate Leipzig
- Card Stabbing
- Full Evening Show
Faucett Ross Some Great Card Classics Faucett describes his favorite card classics 194
Faucett Ross Card Sword 197
Faucett Ross Four Card Routine Four cards selected and found in various ways 198
Faucett Ross Card Act Description of routine of card tricks

- Cards Up the Sleeve
- Matching the Cards
- Leipzig Four Ace Trick
- Changing card under foot
- Twenty Card Transposition
Herbert Milton Rendition of Matching the Cards 201
J. Warren Keane J. Warren Keane's Poker Demonstration Pseudo second deal demo + deal Royal Flush in Spades to yourself 202
Faucett Ross, Dai Vernon The Ross Simplified 2-6-4 Inspired by 209
Dai Vernon Piles of Cards Divine number of piles of cards spectator deals outRelated to 210
Paul Rosini Card at a Number Deck is shuffled and covered with handkerchief, spectator names a number from 10-20, performer able to divine which card is at that position 211
Hugh Johnston Stop Card Spectator stops spring on selection 212
Faucett Ross Pseudo Center Deal Use second deal to fake center deal 213
Arthur Finley Two Card Discovery Indifferent card stabbed into deck to find two selections 213
Arthur Finley Kings and Queens Kings and Queens mixed up behind back, performer can bring out King/Queen of same suit, then later separate them into Kings and Queens 214
Joseph Dunninger Location of Four Cards 215
Joseph Dunninger Spread Location Selection pulled from tabled spread/mess 216
Cardini Card Change One handed fan used to change indifferent card to selectionVariations 216
Cardini Card Through Handkerchief Standard effect 217
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Card Force Spectator look at card cut to, is actually a force 217
Dr. Gordon C. Peck That Top Card Ambitious card type of sequence with short card 217
Stewart Judah Elimination Discovery Some weird dealing trick to locate two cards mixed into six piles of five cards 218
Faucett Ross The Problem Anecdote about The Trick That Cannot Be Explained in a letter to Charlie Miller 218
Dai Vernon Card Cut 219
Dai Vernon Card Vanish Card that was peeked at vanishes from deck , uses saliva 220
Dai Vernon Card Production Packet of five cards increases to ten, then to twenty, sleevingRelated to 220
Dai Vernon Card Reverse 221
Dai Vernon Another Reverse Reverse card while showing others 221
Dai Vernon Two Card Reverse 222
Dai Vernon Card Location Use reversed one way card in deck as key card 223
Dai Vernon Card Detection Card placed back in deck by spectator, card appears reversed 223
Dai Vernon Glimpse Location Use creases and subtle dirt marks on cards as a key card 223
Dai Vernon Short Card Location Use short card to locate selection, deck can be shuffled 224
Dai Vernon Bottom Card Peep Peeking at bottom card by buckling bottom card 224
Dai Vernon Getaway for Palmed Card Ditching palmed card in inside jacket pocket by clipping it with a pen/pencil 225
Dai Vernon Cold Deck Exchange Deck switch with Topit 225
Dai Vernon Thumbnail Mark Location Scratch on the edge of the deck with thumbnail 225
Dai Vernon Suggestion for Spread Location (Mistitled as Top Change Misdirection) Use breaks/clumps in spread to find cards 226
Dai Vernon Top Change Misdirection (Mistitled as Suggestion for Spread Location) Drop card on the floor as misdirection for top change 226
Lewis Ganson Conclusion 227