Annemann's Card Magic
Theodore Annemann
Dover Publications (1977)
In Collection
Card tricks
Paperback 048623522X
USA  English
Annemann, Theodore: Annemann's Card Magic
©1942 Max Holden, New York (1st Edition);
Reprinted 1977 Dover Publications
Paper, perfect-bound, 188 pages

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This book is actually two books: Ted Annemann's Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks and Annemann's Miracles of Card Magic. Annemann, perhaps more famous for his mental magic, was an extraordinary card man, a master of subtleties and misdirection. That is why most of the tricks in this collection do not require difficult moves, which does not mean that they are all easy to perform. His tricks have often the impromptu quality and can thus be performed without any prior preparation. You will also find contributions from such famous masters of card magic as Dai Vernon, Dr. Daley, Jean Hugard, Al Baker, Audley Walsh, Stewart Judah, and many others.


1 Ted Annemann's Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks

1 Extemporaneous Magic
2 The Card on the Ceiling
2 The Undercover Mystery
3 The Walk Around Discovery
5 Locatrix
6 Audley Walsh Coincidence
8 Up and Down
9 Wise Guy Catch
10 A Story of Crime
13 The 32 Card Mystery
14 The Card Angler
15 Aces of Eight
16 Shiner
17 Les Cartes Par Hasard
17 Deck Minus Three
18 A Paradox of Pairs
19 The Psychic Toothpick
20 The 'Elm' Card Change
21 The Card Unharmed
22 Restless Colors
24 The Torn Deck Trick
25 A Card in Flight
26 The Spectator's Choice
27 Queer Quest
28 Your Fortune, Miss
30 A Test of Power
31 Sidney Lenz
32 Subconscious Mystery
33 Nufind

35 Tricks With Two Decks
35 Follow Me
36 Synthetic Sympathy
38 An Easy Lesson

41 Tricks Using 'Short' Cards
41 The Miracle Speller
42 Nuts to You
44 Composite Routine
45 The Migrating Pasteboard
47 Decepto
48 Lies! Lies! Lies!
49 The Modern Eye-Popper
50 The Card that Isn't!

52 Card Transpositions
52 Impromptu Passing
53 Acme Thought Card Pass
54 Card Passe-Passe

57 Poker Demonstrations
57 Draw Poker Plus
58 Dead Man's Hand

62 Spelling Tricks
62 Give A Number
62 'Ad Lib' Spelling
63 Preposterous
65 Newspell
66 Jordan Plus Gardner

69 Simple Prearrangements
69 Card Minded
70 Tattle Tale Cards
71 The Touch that Tells
72 Card Box Sympathy
73 Wired Thought
74 The New Nightmare Effect

76 Addenda
76 The Force that Couldn't be Done
77 The So Simple Force
78 Indetectable Shift-Palm

80 Annemann's Miracles of Card Magic

81 Impromptu Tricks For Every Occasion
81 The Whistle
83 The Mystic Twelve
84 Card of The Gods
86 The Divining Pasteboard
88 Two Cards in Fear
90 The Twenty Card Trick
92 Mathematical Black Jacks
94 Three Predictions
95 Mephisto's Prediction
96 Like Seeks Like
98 A Card in Hand
99 Double Reverse
101 Stop When Ready
103 Twentieth Century Cards
105 Modern Monte
106 Mental Stud
109 The Ribbon that Made Good

110 Tricks With Duplicates & Short Cards
110 Trickery
112 Four Ace Stage Presentation
105 Flighty Aces
117 A Question of Power
120 Simplex Torn Card in Balloon
122 Card Finesse
124 Red & Blue Back Color Change
126 The Finders
128 Three Chances
130 Here or There
132 Hidden Mystery

135 Tricks With Faked & Double Faced Cards
135 Card in High
139 A Card in Flight
142 The Super Eye Popper
143 Card on the Wing
144 Uniflight
145 Lost & Found
147 Renovated Sphinx Card Trick
149 The Mutilated Card
151 Coloroto
153 Vice-Versa
155 Sympathetic Clubs

158 Tricks With Simple Set-Ups
158 Card Voice
160 A Futile Lesson
161 The Scarne Thought Card
162 Restless Cards
165 The Card Phenomenon
166 The Ultra Find

168 Tricks With Special Decks
168 Criss-Cross
170 The Future Deck

172 Complete Routines
172 The Omega Card Act
175 1. The Rising Card
176 2. The Penetrating Card
178 3. The Pocketbook Card
178 4. The Impaled Card
179 5. The Torn Card
181 Five Findo
182 1. Card at any Number
182 2. You Count 'Em
183 3. Card Finder
184 4. 'Stop'
185 5. The Speller

186 Forces & Improvements
186 One Hand Card Force
187 Forcing with a Die

187 Addenda
187 It Goes this Way

Here are 112 brilliant tricks, dazzling flourishes and fascinating manipulations—easily mastered with this step-by-step guide. For each trick, the author describes the effect to be produced. Then, in a combination of clear descriptions and drawings, he precisely describes the method needed to achieve the desired effect. Includes 48 illustrations.
Product Details
LoC Classification GV1549 .A58
LoC Control Number 77075234
Dewey 793.8/5
Cover Price $8.95
No. of Pages 188
Original Publication Year 1977
Personal Details
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Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf A
Condition Very Good
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Links Library of Congress
Theodore 'Theo' Annemann (stage name Ted Anneman) born Theodore John Squires (1907 January 12, 1942) was an American professional magician who specialized in the field of mentalism. Annemann is most famous for inventing and refining many of the standard mentalism routines that continue to be used by magicians today.


Early in his life, Annemann began working as a railroad clerk and then got into showbusiness as a tenor singer and a magician's assistant. He eventually became interested in mentalism and used his invention and performance skills to become one of the most talented and respected magicians of the 1930s. Annemann perfected his own version of the famous bullet catch illusion, performing the effect outdoors. Accounts of his performance describe the feat as a dramatic effect wherein Annemann would collapse from the apparent force of the gun and then produce the bullet from his blood-drenched mouth.

In 1934 he became the editor of the famous magazine The Jinx, published primarily for magicians. The magazine was primarily focused on mentalism, but also featured ground-breaking effects from other fields of magic. The publication of this magazine ceased after Annemann's death and copies of it have become collector's items. Effects from the magazine have been published in several books and manuscripts, among them Annemann's Practical Mental Magic. This book is considered a classic in the field of mentalism.

Annemann was married twice and may have had a child by his first wife[citation needed]. His personality is the subject of much speculation. On the night of January 12, 1942, Annemann was scheduled to perform his bullet catch indoors for the first time. Before the performance, he committed suicide. Since the subject of suicide is complicated, we may never know exactly why Theo decided to end his own life. It is believed that Annemann was suffering from severe stage fright and drug abuse among other factors related to mental distress at the time of his death.

Edited posthumously

Ted Annemann's Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks (1943)
Ted Annemann's Practical mental effects (1944)
Annemann's Miracles of Card Magic (1948)
Annemann's Buried Treasures (1952)
Miracles of Card Magic (1964)
Annemann's Card Magic (1977) ISBN 0-486-23522-X
Practical Mental Magic (1983) ISBN 0-486-24426-1

Manuscripts by Annemann

Card Miracles (1929)
Mental mysteries (1929)
The Book With a Name (1931)
The Book Without a Name (1931)
The Trick of the Month Club Presents: A Dead Name Duplication (1931)
202 Methods of Forcing (1933)
Annemann Manuscripts (1933)
Sh-h-h--!: It's a Secret (1934)
The Incorporated Strange Secrets (1939)


Annemann, Life and Times of a Legend by Max Abrams, L & L Publishing (1992)