Page Wright's Manuscript
Wright, T. Page
Daniel's Den (1991)
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Hardcover 
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T. Page Wright: Page Wright's Manuscript
©1991 Daniel's Den Publications.
Hardback, 332 pages
1st Edition edition

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 -
CIGARETTE MAGIC - 25
Cigarette Routine - 27
A Surprising Cigarette Impromptu - 46
The L.W. Card in Cigarette - 47

Chapter 2 -
THIMBLE MAGIC - 50
The Thimble of Aunt Martha - 51
The Penetrative Thimble - 62
Thimble Thimblerig - 64

Chapter 3 -
MODERN CARD SLEIGHTS - 73
The Pass:
An Invisible Standard Pass - 74
The Invisible Palm Pass - 75
The Kick-Out Pass - 76
The Page Pass - 80
The Fan and Pass - 83
Card Control: - 83
The Visible Cut-Pass - 84
The Bottom Slip - 86
The Fan Break - 87
The Knock-In Pass - 87
The L.W. Diagonal Side Steal Pass - 88
False Shuffles and Cuts: - 89
L.W. False Shuffle - 90
L.W. False Cut - 92
The Force: - 93
The One-Hand Riffle Force - 96
The J.B. Fan Force - 97
The Spring Force - 98
A Fan Force from the Top - 99
The Improved Knife Force - 99
The Riffle Force - 100
Card Case Force - 102
The Nerve Force - 103
Other Methods of Forcing - 105
The Change: - 105
Top Change for a Number of Cards - 106
The McMillen Change - 109
A Throw-Out Change - 112
A One-Hand Top Change - 112
Color-Changes: - 114
Color Change with Wrists Held - 114
A Rising Change - 115
The New Bottom Change - 116
The Goblet Color Change - 118
The Pivot Color Change - 119
A Simple Double Color Change - 121
The L.W. Double Color Change - 121
A Close-Up Color Change - 122
The Glimpse: - 125
Top Card Glimpse
- No. 1 - 126
- No. 2 - 127
- No. 3 - 129
The Fan Glimpse - 130
An Improved Tip-Over Transformation - 131
A False Count - 132
A Written Revelation - 133

Chapter 4 -
ORNAMENTAL SLEIGHTS WITH CARDS - 135
Fancy Cuts: - 136
A Three-Way Cut - 137
One-Handed Three-Way Cut - 137
Six-Way Cut - 139
Eight-Way Cut - 140
The Cards on the Arm - 142
The Card from the Knee - 142
The Card Fan: - 144
One-Handed Fan - 144
Pressure Fan - 146
A Reverse Palm Sleight - 148
Production of Cards at the Finger Tips - 148
Production of Card Fans Routine: - 152
Fan of Cards from Body - 152
Cards Through Knee Without Palming - 153
Cards Through Knee by Back Palm - 154
Fan from Elbow - 154
Fans of Cards from Air - 155
Vanish and Production - 156
The Diminishing and Enlarging Cards - 158

Chapter 5 -
THE RIFFLE COUNT - 162
A Cut at any Number: - 162
Instant Cut at Any Number - 165
Cut at Any Number - 165
Cut with a Coin - 166
Cut at Any Number Throughout the Deck - 166
A Card to Any Number - 168
A Card Reversed at Any Number - 170

Chapter 6 -
NON-SLEIGHT OF HAND CARD MYSTERIES - 172
Back-of-the-Deck Detection - 173
Adding the Pips - 174
A Lesson in Card Magic - 176

Chapter 7 -
CARD EFFECTS REQUIRING PREARRANGEMENT
Odd Prophecies - 180
A Quick Detection - 182
The Red and the Black - 183
Triple Coincidence - 184
The Business Man - 186
Master Poker Deal - 188
How Many Hands? - 191
Color Seeks Color - 192
From Deck to Deck - 194
L.W. Super-Detection - 196
Shuffle-In Detection - 199

Chapter 8 -
THE REVERSED CARD - 201
Haley Reverse Card - 203
A Quick Reverse - 204
Take Your Turn - 205
A Reverse Routine:
The Double Reverse - 207
Longitudinal Turnover - 209
Whole Deck Reverse - 210
A Giant Card Reverse - 211

Chapter 9 -
THE SPELLING CARD - 217
Simple Spelling Problem - 218
Instant Speller - 220
A Surprise Spelling Trick - 221
Novelty Spelling Mystery - 223
The Triple Surprise Speller - 224
Miracle Spelling Deck - 227

Chapter 10 -
HUMOROUS CARD EFFECTS - 231
A Card Climax - 231
The Error Aces - 232
A Mistake, But-- - 235
Repeating Card Comedy - 237

Chapter 11 -
NOVEL CARD DISCOVERIES - 241
The Repeating Card to Top - 241 -
Another Version - 244
Two Pair - 246
Three Card Monte Variation - 248
Four of a Kind - 250
L.W. Simplicity Four Aces - 252

Chapter 12 -
ADVANCED CARD EFFECTS - 255
The Third Chance - 255
New Card Catching - 258
J.M. Rising Card - 259
Magnetic Card Rise - 262
L.W. Card Through Silk - 264
Deck Through the Silk - 266
A Single Card Through Silk - 269
The Criminal - 271

Chapter 13 -
MENTAL EFFECTS WITH CARDS - 276
Psychological Card Problems: - 278
Psychological Forces - 279
Following Spectator's Line of Thought - 285
Physical Methods: - 286
Cut Card Detection - 287
An L.W. Mindreading Routine - 289
Simplified Five Card Problem - 292
L.W. Stop Mystery - 293
A Free Choice Location - 296

Chapter 14 -
CARD EFFECTS FOR STAGE - 298
The Five Senses - 298
One-Armed Poker - 302
A Couple of Bridge Hands - 305
Felix, the Felicitous Feline - 307
A Love Poem - 311

Chapter 15 -
THE PROBLEM OF PRESENTATION - 314
Product Details
No. of Pages 332
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf Top
Condition Near Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
In 1930, the author met an untimely death at the early age of 25. Wright, best friend of Bill Larsen, Sr., was a prolific and creative magic writer who published an amazing amount of material, but he also left a monumental manuscript of sleights, tricks and routines that was ready for publishing at the time of his death. For 60 years, this typescript lay in the dark, until it was unearthed by John Daniel. It has finally been published for T. Page Wright, and it presents his innovative magic at its best. There is no better way to describe this terrific, hard bound book than to list a small sample of its contents; Cigarette Routines, Thimble Magic, Modern Card Sleights, Card Effects for Stage, Ornamental Sleights with Cards... and lots more. You will surely enjoy this book and is a must have for any Magicican! Included are 7 complete routines; over 50 sleights fully explained; over 70 individual tricks; over 100 illustrations. 350 pages; Hardbound.

Editorial Reviews
In 1930, the author met an untimely death at the early age of 25. Wright, best friend of Bill Larsen, Sr., was a prolific and creative magic writer who published an amazing amount of material, but he also left a monumental manuscript of sleights, tricks and routines that was ready for publishing at the time of his death. For 60 years, this typescript lay in the dark, until it was unearthed by John Daniel. It has finally been published for T. Page Wright, and it presents his innovative magic at its best. There is no better way to describe this terrific, hard bound book than to list a small sample of its contents; Cigarette Routines, Thimble Magic, Modern Card Sleights, Card Effects for Stage, Ornamental Sleights with Cards... and lots more. You will surely enjoy this book and is a must have for any Magicican! Included are 7 complete routines; over 50 sleights fully explained; over 70 individual tricks; over 100 illustrations. 350 pages; Hardbound.

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T. Page Wright

Born May 8, 1905 Fort Wayne, Indiana
Died December 21, 1930 (age 25) Los Angeles, California
Resting place Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego, CA

Thomas Page Wright (1905-1930) was an amateur magician and close friend of William W. Larsen, Sr..

Biography
He had been interested in magic since a kid living in San Diego, California. He later moved to Los Angeles where he was a member of the Los Angeles Society of Magicians. It was there he met William Larsen Sr. and the two began performing together as Larsen and Wright.

Wright contributed many articles to The Sphinx and Genii in collaboration with William W. Larsen, Sr.. They also co-invented many cards tricks which appeared under the name "L.W." (as in one example The L.W. Mental and Spirit Mysteries).

He invented the Change generally attributed to Bert Allerton. See Page Wright's Manuscript, page 112 A One-Hand Top Change. For Allerton, see More Card Manipulations No. 4, page 45.

In addition to inventing many tricks and magic techniques still used today, Wright was a prolific writer of poetry, short stories, and movies for Universal. In 1930, at the age of 25, he was tragically killed in a car accident in Los Angeles at the intersection of S. Norton Ave. and Country Club Dr.

His nephew, magician Bascom Jones (1924-1994), inherited his extensive library of magic and illusion.

T. Page Wright is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego, CA.

Books
Page Wright's Notebook (1933)
Page Wright's Manuscript (1991)
References
In Memoriam, Linking Ring January, 1931.
Obit - Sphinx January, 1931.
Article Genii 1937 May