The Complete Jarrett
Jim Steinmeyer
Hahne (2001)
In Collection
Magic tricks
USA  English
Steinmeyer, Jim and Jarrett, Guy E.: The Complete Jarrett
Introduction by John A. McKinven
©2001 Hahne
Hardcover, 279 pages

In 1981, Jim Steinmeyer produced Jarrett, but that was only part of the story... The Complete Jarrett is a spectacular new edition of the infamous Jarrett Magic, the controversial 1936 text on stage illusions. Guy Jarrett had constructed illusions for Thurston, for leading Broadway shows, sideshows and worlds fairs. He thought a lot of magic could be better and put his secrets and philosophies in his own hand-printed text, and he changed magic forever. The secrets were astonishing, the stories were insightful, and the book became famous as one of the best reads in magic-alternately hilarious, biting and just plain honest. For many decades the book was a highly-sought rarity. The Complete Jarrett is a completely new edition, reproducing every page of Jarretts original work with over 250 photos and drawings, including many new diagrams for this edition. For the first time, Jim Steinmeyer has included newly discovered historical information on Jarrett, his Broadway shows, feature illusions and the secrets of his remarkable magic. Its a beautiful publication and an important, fascinating look at the art.
The Complete Jarrett is a post-graduate course in magic, taught by magics one-of-a-kind genius, Guy Jarrett.
Hardbound, 288 Pages with Silver Stamped Cover
Product Details
No. of Pages 279
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It Yes
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf N
Condition Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Jarrett, Guy Ellsworth
Guy Jarrett was one of the most influential inventors of illusions. In his youth he becvame interested in magic after seeing a show by Harry Kellar. About 1910, he began to build his own illusions which were constructed on the idea that the human body could fit in a much smaller space than previously thought by illusionists. In 1912 he manufactured illusions for Howard Thurston. Around 1925 Guy invented the first "Thin Model" of the "Sawing Illusion". In 1936, Jarrett published a disappointed and pessimistic book Jarrett Magic, which he manufactured and bound by hand. To learn more about him, read: The Complete Jarrett by Jim Steinmeyer.
Also invented: Siamese Cabinet (1912), Bankok Bungalow(1908), the Jarrett Pedestal (1908)