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Original Magic

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Original Magic
AuthorRichard Heinemann
PublisherCarlo's Magic Shop
Publication Date1945

Original Magic by Richard Heinemann was published in a limited edition of 1,000 copies in January of 1945. It was such a success that a second printing of 1,000 was issued just two months later in March 1945.

It was reviewed in Paul Fleming Book Reviews.


  • Part One: A Technique of Presentation
    • I. What Makes a Magician
    • II. Developing a Magical Personality
    • III. Building the Atmosp of Your Show
    • IV. The Language of the Hands
    • V. The Care of the Hands
    • VI. How to Invent Magical Effects
  • Part Two: Original Effects
    • VII. Manipulative Effects
      • A Unique Billiard Ball Move
      • The "Clean Cut" Coin Pass
      • The Heinemann Drop
      • A New "Click" Pass
      • A "Multiplying Coin" Move
      • A Visible Handkerchief Vanish
      • A Novel Opening Routine
    • VIII. Comedy Effects
      • A Psychological Force
      • Magical Surprise
      • "It's All Done with Mirrors"
      • The Einstein Theory
      • Comedy Billiard Ball Variation
      • A Novel Interlude
      • The Vanish in Reverse
      • The Comedy Egg Transformation
      • The Comedy Fish Bowl Production
    • IX. Miscellaneous Effects
      • The Pitcher that Fills with Liquid
      • The Card and Envelope
      • The Miraculous Handkerchief Production
    • X. Mental Effects
      • The Postal Express Mystery
      • The Mind Reading Phonograph
      • The Ultra Book Test