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Vaudeville Mind Reading

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Vaudeville Mind Reading
AuthorDavid Lustig
PublisherR.W. Doidge
Publication Date1920
LanguageEnglish
Pages64
 

Vaudeville Mind Reading and kindred phenomena contains an introduction by Henry Hatton.


Contents

INTRODUCTION. (By Henry Hatton)

FOREWORD

VAUDEVILLE – MUSICAL– SILENT THOUGHT TRANSFERENCE ACT


In which members of the audience whisper to the performer the titles of any musical selection and upon spectator requesting the lady at the piano to “Please play my selection,” she not only plays it but names the selected piece. This is a method of performing the most baffling Silent Thought Transference act that has ever appeared upon the vaudeville stage.

VAUDEVILLE SECOND SIGHT ACT

Involving a new method of signaling to the medium, which enables her to go into audience, and, while apparently under the hypnotic control of the performer, accomplishes some difficult and complicated tests. Medium also writes initials of spectators and the names of selected cards.

VAUDEVILLE CRYSTAL-GAZING ACT

Complete method in which the performer, working in oriental garb, walks freely about stage, reading answers to queries, also names, etc., written by members of the audience. This sort of act has mystified audiences throughout the world. Performer consults crystal sphere, wherein he professes to read the various answers to questions put to him.

PHONETIC SYSTEM FOR SILENT THOUGHT TRANSMISSION ACTS

“Something new under the sun.” In this chapter this new and novel system is worked around the most baffling silent transmission act of them all; in which any selection whispered to the performer, in audience, is played by the blindfolded pianist on the stage.

VAUDEVILLE FEATURE MIND READING ACT

Complete modus operandi of a mind reading act, the kind which always wins favor with an audience.

WINGED MYSTERY

An unusual and baffling mind reading experiment with a sure-fire sensational finale. A feature specialty of just the sort to bring a big mind-reading show to a close.

ON ANSWERING QUESTIONS

Treating how to answer “catch” questions as well as many others.

METHOD OF OBTAINING SEALED MESSAGES WRITTEN AT HOME BY MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE.

THE BLINDFOLD DRIVE

Various methods of staging and performing this great publicity getting stunt.

A SENSATIONAL PUBLICITY TEST

This is a stunt staged by the performer in the city or town he is playing, and is sure to bring forth columns of news stories that is far better than the usual news stuff.

A VAUDEVILLE MIND READING ACT

Complete from introductory speech to the transmitting of articles; with various tests for the medium, introducing a short fortune telling by cards effect and all in all an act that can run from twenty minutes in vaudeville to an hour and a half in a theatre as the feature part of a road show.

PUBLICITY TESTS FOR MIND READERS

Six tests that can be performed in clubs, newspaper offices or hotels and will gain prestige for a clever entertainer.

SILENT THOUGHT TRANSFERENCE

A method that has puzzled audiences in this country and abroad.

A LATTER DAY MIRACLE

A different sort of test after which an audience is left too dazed to even applaud until several minutes after the curtain has descended.

MIND READING ACT FOR CLUB ENTERTAINERS

A non-electrical method of reading and answering questions, using the crystal ball feature. This is a new method and will be appreciated by the club and society entertainer.

THE CHESS KNIGHT’S TOUR

Two methods of performing this entertaining feat, which can be introduced as a mind reading experiment.

MENTOLOGY

A novel effect which enables the club entertainer to name every card in an entire deck, in order drawn without memorizing.

VOICE CULTURE

A valuable chapter that should not be skimmed over but carefully read by all mental telepathists and conjurors.

CONCLUSION

A general wind-up, touching on mind reading and kindred phenomena.


SUPPLEMENT

GAMBOLS OF THE GHOSTS.

A two-hour entertainment, introducing demonstrations in Mysticism, Mental Telepathy, Occultism and kindred weird and startling so-called Psychic Phenomena, winding up with a novel Crystal Gazing performance. This entertainment will meet the approval of all advanced entertainers, especially the performer who wishes to carry only a limited amount of paraphernalia.


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