A Magic Wand production with such gems as the X-Ray Eye Act, Famous Blindfold Drive and more; line illustrations by Jack Lamonte
Another intriguing collectible from the personal library of entertainer and bibliophile, Jay Marshall.
Get Will Dexter's illustrated "how to" guide on Blindfold Work and the powerful X-Ray Eye Act. Blindfold Work and The X-Ray Eye Act always leave a profound impression upon an audience. This is probably due to the fact that to a lay audience, it borders on the supernatural. You begin by talking about how some people seem to possess something paranonormal researchers have termed, "Second Sight." You further state that you will attempt to demonstrate how you have developed your own abilities in this area. To preclude the possibility of subterfuge, you now allow members of the audience to place heavy cotton wads against your eyes and then seal them with surgical tape. To make it even more conclusive, a dark heavy blindfold is placed around your head. However, despite your vision has been completely sealed off, you are able to walk into the audience and read money, credit and business cards, pick colors, name objects, etc.
Performers, such as Kuda Bux, have built entire acts around this one headline feature. We supply Will Dexter's definitive treatise on the subject, Sealed Vision, which covers over a dozen types of blindfolds, numerous techniques and subtleties, as well as program ideas and publicity stunts such as the famous "Blindfold Drive." A must-have addition to the library of every serious magician, mentalist and stage hypnotist.
Born William Thomas Pritchard
September 13, 1906
St. Annes-on-Sea, England
Died November 05, 1985 (age 79)
St. Annes-on-Sea, England
Will Dexter (1906 - 1985) was a close-up worker, mentalist and writer.
Born William Thomas Pritchard in England, Dexter was a professional journalist who started in 1928. His duties were interrupted by World War II, in which he was later discharged as a Captain in 1945. He served as an editor for number of newspapers, and later as Editor and Publisher with Public Relations Industrial, London until his retirement in 1969.
In retirement, he became a Daily Telegraph crossword compiler.
He ghosted several books for Robert Harbin.
Dexter was a member of the Magic Circle, the British Ring, East Kent Magical Society, Nottingham Guild of Magicians and an Honorary Life Member of the Blackpool Magicians' Club.
Challenge Memory Test (1953)
Identity Parade (1954)
Famous Magic Secrets (1955)
The Riddle of Chung Ling Soo (1955)
101 Magic Secrets (1955)
Sealed Vision (1956)
This is Magic (1956)
Everybody's Book of Magic (1956)
Feature Magic for Mentalists (1975)
Original Routines for a Forcing Pad (1975)
A Little Magic Among Friends (1981)
The Uncanny Power (1981)
The Tarot Reader (1981)
The Astro Reader (1981)
How to be a Wizard (1957)
Genii Magazine, Vol. 49, N0. 7, January 1986, Will Dexter, by Eddie Dawes, page 471
Obit Magicol No. 78 (February 1986)
The Magic Circular, Vol. 79, No. 861, December 1985, WILL DEXTER, by Eddie Dawes, page 494
The Linking Ring, Vol. 66, No. 3, March 1986, Broken Wand, WILL DEXTER, page 111
The Magic Circular, Vol. 102, No. 1105, August 2008, A rich cabinet of magical curiosities, by Edwin A. Dawes - 358. Will Dexter: The Busy Nineteen-Fifties and Sixties, page 236
The Magic Circular, Vol. 102, No. 1106, September 2008, A rich cabinet of magical curiosities, by Edwin A. Dawes - 359. Will Dexter: The Final Years and Return to St Anne's, page 276