This marvelous treasury of card magic presents the exact details of 155 professional card tricks that anyone can learn. The world's number-one card wizard, John Scarne, reworked an exciting series of classic card tricks to eliminate the need for sleight-of-hand. Simple instructions and clear diagrams illustrate Houdini's 'Card on the Ceiling,' Blackstone's 'Card Trick Without Cards,' Carlyle's 'Piano Card Trick,' Milton Berle's 'Quickie Card Deal,' and Scarne's own 'Drunken Poker Deal' and 'Knockout Card Trick.'
Scarne presents all tricks with advice on accompanying patter, offering helpful suggestions about the kinds of words and gestures that give performances a professional gloss. Full introduction and index.