Annemann’s Complete One Man Mental And Psychic Routine Published in 1935. This is a rare original printing.
The pages have turned color but all of them are there. This is the first time that Annemann published the effects and methods for a complete mental and psychic stage show act. So much of what is being done today had its roots in this book. A nice piece of history for any quality library.
1. Introduction (Theo. Annemann): a complete series of effects that can be put together to form an entire 20-30 minute act
2. Requisites: minimal preparation required
2. Billet Switching: hints and tips on billet switching with two methods described
5. Magic vs. Mindreading: Magician vs. Mindreader is presented in the selection of a card from a deck of cards. Both versions reveal the selection.
7. The Telephone Drama: a phone number and name of person on the other end of the phone are revealed in an entertaining “mini-drama” (combined with the following effect)
8. The Dead Name Test: a living and dead test
10. The New Nile Divination: Spectator 1 writes down a 2-digit number; Magician has 5 spectators write down 1 digit number and adds them up. The total matches the 2-digit number.
12. Book Mentalism: a book test with a telephone book
13. Telepathy Plus: a feature ending routine using billets, a bowl, and two ordinary slates
16. Author’s Note: intro to 2nd part and credit to Al Baker for the 3-pellet effect
16. The Master Mind: setup
17. The Act: complete 20 minute parlor act focused on card revelations
19. Author’s Note Again: another note about the above effect
20. The Mirror Reflector: idea for using a small convex mirror with a slate
20. A Living and Dead Combination: an addition to the living/dead test described earlier
21. The Sealed Envelope Dodge: a ruse with an accomplice to determine the contents of a sealed envelope
22. The Spirit Pencil (Ralph Read): strange “knocks” come from a pencil held at its end on the table.
22. Advance Information: collecting information before they arrive
23. Pencil Reading: reading what the spectator is writing as they use a pencil