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Even for those who do not do particular effects that were sold by Ken Brooke, reading these instructions sheets provided real lessons in magic.  
 
Even for those who do not do particular effects that were sold by Ken Brooke, reading these instructions sheets provided real lessons in magic.  
  
Invented a version of "Chase the Ace," Fido (a card trick), "Squircle"(c. 1950), and may have invented "Professor Cheer's Comedy Rope" (at least he was the first magician on record who performed the trick at Glasgow, Scotland).
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Invented a version of "Chase the Ace," Fido (a card trick), "Squircle"(1952), and may have invented "Professor Cheer's Comedy Rope" (at least he was the first magician on record who performed the trick at Glasgow, Scotland).
  
  

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Magician Ken Brooke (1920 - 1983)

Ken Brooke
Born1920
Died1983
CategoriesBooks by Ken Brooke
Ken Brooke.jpg

A magic dealer, a skilled demonstrator and a magical consultant. Although his public recognition was not great, Ken Brooke had a profound influence on the greats of the UK magic scene, the likes of David Nixon, Tommy Cooper, Paul Daniels, David Berglas, Geoffrey Durham, and Wayne Dobson.

British magician and magic dealer does not do him justice. Ken Brooke wasn't just another magic dealer. When he sold someone an effect, many times it included his own instructions sheets, which reflected the real experiences of a performer who not only cared about how the tricks should be performed, but who also cared enough to provide information on the proper performance to those who bought his products.

Even for those who do not do particular effects that were sold by Ken Brooke, reading these instructions sheets provided real lessons in magic.

Invented a version of "Chase the Ace," Fido (a card trick), "Squircle"(1952), and may have invented "Professor Cheer's Comedy Rope" (at least he was the first magician on record who performed the trick at Glasgow, Scotland).


Books

  • Ken Brooke's Magic: The Unique Years (1980)
  • Ken Brooke Series (with Paul Stone) 1981 to 1984
  • A Lifetime of Joy (1982)
  • Ken Brooke and Friends (1986)
  • Ken Brooke's Magic Place (1994)

Performances

Ken Brooke Paper balls in hat - Slydini

Ken Brooke Chinese Linking rings

Ken Brooke cup and ball

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Ken Brooke Cigarette Fun

Pictures

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References