Al Baker's Pet Secrets
Baker, Al
Carl W. Jones Publisher of Magic (1951)
In Collection
Magic tricks
Baker, Al: Pet Secrets
©1951 Al Baker
Hardcover, 111 pages

Abebooks price range 75.00 - 465.00

Comments: Text & Illustrations by Clayton Rawson.


3 Foreword (Dai Vernon)
7 Introduction (Jean Hugard)

9 Chapter 1 Hair Magic
9 Hair Secrets
11 The Baker General Utility Hook-Up
12 The Double Ended Hook-Up
12 Double-Breasted Hook-Up
13 The Balancing Card
14 The Card from the Hat
16 The Deck that Cuts Itself
18 The Simplex Rising Card
20 The Rising Ring
21 The Grandfather Clock Trick
22 Miscellaneous Hair Tricks

25 Chapter 2 Thread Magic
25 The Al Baker Arabian Beads
29 Floating Glass of Milk
31 The Hindu Thread Trick
35 Coin Production

36 Chapter 3 Rope Magic
36 The Instantaneous Visible Restoration
36 The Al Baker Lightning Pull
39 The Doctor Cuts a Rope
39 Ring and Tape Penetration
40 Variation on Stretching a Rope

42 Chapter 4 Card Magic
42 The Jet-Propelled Card
47 Double Impossibility
49 Color Flight
51 The Spectator Does The Trick
53 The Impossible Force
55 The Baker 'Readers'
56 Mental Discernment
57 The Lie Detector
57 Long-Distance Telepathy
57 The Clairvoyant Spectator
58 How to Force a Card
58 The Card Between Glass Plates (Baker Improvement)
59 Jumbo Switch
61 Giant Gambling

62 Chapter 5 Mental Magic
62 Double Thought
64 One-Man Billet Reading
64 The Baker Billet Switch
66 Center Tear Tip
67 Mental Masterpiece
69 The Telepathic Miracle

75 Chapter 6 Money Magic
75 The Baker Bill Tear
77 The Stack of Quarters (New Method)
80 The Vanishing Quarter
81 Fun With the Money-Making Machine
82 Dime and Penny Gag
83 The Bill in the Borrowed Lemon

85 Chapter 7 Magic from Another World
85 The Baker Spirit Photo
90 Magnetisn't

91 Chapter 8 Various Magic
91 The Baker Chewing Gum Trick
95 Finesse With the Dye Tube
99 The Vanishing Glass of Water
101 Salt Flight
102 Silk Transportation
103 Sugar Cube Vanish
104 Goldfish Production
107 Bar Trick Fooler
108 Egg Finale
108 Rabbit Production
110 The Obedient Snake
110 The Short Highball
Product Details
LoC Classification 4GV 1147
LoC Control Number ltf91000576
Dewey 793.8
Edition Second Edition
No. of Pages 111
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf B
Condition Very Good
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor

Legendary magician and magical inventor. He began his career in a medicine show, then later became renowned for his clever routines and ingenious magic ideas, especially in the area of mentalism. Inventor of the Al Baker Slates. Many of his silk magic effects are included in Rice's Encyclopedia of Silk Magic.