Bill Severn's Impromptu Magic
Bill Severn
Charles Scribner's Sons (1982)
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10*
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Magic tricks
Hardcover 0-684-17606-8
USA  eng
Severn, Bill: Impromptu Magic
©1982 Bill Severn, Charles Scribner's Sons
Hardcover, 176 pages
ISBN-13: 9780684176062
ISBN-10: 0684176068

Comments: Ex-Library Book

Contents:

xi Introduction

1 Magic At Home
1 Imagine That!
4 - Ghost in the Closet
6 Superspoon
9 - Supercracker
9 Comedy Thumb Escape
14 - The Turnabout Thumb
16 The Flying Plastic Bag
20 - Bagged Again
21 Sealed Thoughts
24 - Scribble Scrabble
25 - Book Choice

27 Party Time
27 Chips Coming Up!
30 - There's My Hat!
30 - Did Somebody Lose a Sock?
30 - Lunchtime
31 Cigam
33 - Sympathetic Torn Napkins
35 Toot Sweet
37 Blow Out
39 Band a Can
41 - The Banana Test
41 - More Penetrations
42 Keeping Away from Coffee
45 - Straw Vote
46 Fortune's Cap
49 - Knee Power
49 - With a Paper Clip
50 Please Pass the Mustard
51 - With All Sorts of Things
52 - Paper Castaways
52 - Headline Mentalist

54 With a Pack of Cards
54 Twin Sets
57 - The Criss-Cross Force
57 - Anybody's Aces
58 - Small Fortune
58 The Birthday Card
61 - With a Glass Instead of a Cup
62 - Under Your Spell
62 - The Cup Force
63 The Two Fastest Tricks in the World
67 - The Deuce You Say
68 - Using the Pocket Dodge wilh Coins
68 - Coin through Your Body
69 Scrambled Aces
71 - Triple Mix Aces
73 The Ghost Card
76 - Gaze into My Crystal Ball
78 Prize Surprise
82 - Sealed Prophecy

83 Mixing Pleasure With Business
83 Magic Printing
87 - It's All Yours
88 Double Dater
91 - Another View from the Window
93 Magnetic Personality
96 - The Stamp Finder
97 - Buck Stop
98 Ups and Downs
103 - With Picture Post Cards or Personal Photos
- With Dollar Bills
Direct Link
- Ring a Dangle
The Acrobatic Paper Clips
- Setting It Up to Do Anywhere
The Tacks Collector
- Pushpin Penetration
118 Staple Chase
122 - Stapled Borrowed Bill
122 The Ghost of Money Departed
125 - The Ghost Buys Coffee
126 - Houdini Wasn't Here
126 High Interest Loan
129 - Handkerchief Switch Tricks
129 Salt to Catch an Eagle
134 - Pin-etration Vanish
135 I've Got Your Number
138 - Eyes in the Back of Your Head

140 Secret Devices
140 The Pen-Clip Holder
141 - In a Back Pocket
141 - Secretly Adding Cards to a Pack
143 - Using the Pen Clip to Switch Things
143 - With Things Held behind Your Back
143 - In the Inside Jacket Pocket
144 - Inside a Purse
144 Slit Envelopes
144 - Side-Slit Envelope
146 - The Pocket Dumper
148 - Disappearing Dollar
150 Rubber Band Pulls
151 - Up the Sleeve
153 - Toss-Up Vanish
154 - Slap-Down Vanish
154 - Catch as Catch Can
155 - Bulldog Clip Vanisher
156 - With the Clip Hidden
157 Double-Faced Cards
159 - The One-Eyed King
160 - Two-Card Find ihe Lady
162 - Digging for Diamonds
164 Sticky Stuff
166 - Sure Thing
166 - Half Vanished
168 - Beats the Band
169 - Test Run
171 - The Magnetic Cup and Straw

175 Index


Product Details
LoC Classification GV1547.S486
Dewey 793.8
No. of Pages 176
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf Top
Condition Very Good
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
Bill Severn

Born: William Irving Severn
May 11, 1914
Brooklyn, New York

Died: May 8, 1992 (age 77)
Lee, Massachusetts

Categories: Books by Bill Severn

Bill Severn (1914-1992) was a journalist and professional club act magician specializing in cigarettes and silks. [1][2]

Biography:

Severn worked for Associated Press as a radio news editor starting in 1941 and was long-time magic columnist for Boys' Life magazine.
Severn wrote more than 50 books for children and 25 on magic.[3]

Books:

Magic Wherever You Are (1957)
Shadow Magic (1959)
Magic in Your Pocket (1965)
Magic Across The Table (1972)
Bill Severn's Big Book of Magic (1973)
Magic in Mind: Mental Magic Tricks (1974)
Bill Severn's Magic Workshop (1976)
Bill Severn's Guide to Magic as a Hobby (1979)
More Magic In Your Pockets (1980)
Bill Severn's Impromptu Magic (1982)
Magic with Rope, Ribbon and String (1982)
Magic Fun for Everyone (1986)
Bill Severn's Amazing Magic (1992)
Magic with Paper
Magic Shows You Can Give
Packs of Fun
Magic Comedy
Bill Severn's Magic Trunk (a reissuing of Magic with Paper, Magic Shows You Can Give, Magic Comedy, and Magic in Your Pockets)
Magic with Coins and Bills
Bill Severn's Big Book of Close-Up Magic
Bill Severn's Best Magic
50 Ways to Have Fun with Newspaper

References:

The Sphinx, Vol. 33, No. 3, May 1934, Who's Who in Magic, page 80
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=76954009
Obit, Magic, June 1992
Cover, M-U-M, Vol. 78, No. 10, March 1989, BILL SEVERN, Magician of the Month, page 10
The Linking Ring, Vol. 72, No. 7, July 1992, Broken Wand, Bill Severn, page 120
M-U-M, Vol. 82, No. 2, July 1992, Broken Wands, Bill Severn, page 41
Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 72, No. 8, August 1992, BILL SEVERN, Hocus Pocus Parade, by Phil Willmarth, page 71