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J A C K CHANIN
WI LL ALMA
M.I.M.C. ( L ONDON)
A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR
To al l hi s f r i ends i n Magi c
The generous response of the magi c fr at -
er ni t y to my f i r st ef f or t s and cont r i but i ons
to magi c l i t er at ur e,"Hel l o Sucker I " or "The
Three Shel l Game," has prompted t hi s work my
second deal i ng wi t h another subj ect ent i t l ed
"The J aysee Col or Changi ng Si l k Rout i ne."
I n of f er i ng you t hi s l i t t l e r out i ne I
shoul d l i ke to st at e that I do not cl ai m any
or i gi nal i t y f or the act ual ef f ect ,as that i s
perhaps as ol d as ti me i mmemori al ,but I do
cl ai m that the r out i ne here gi ven i s my own
to the best of my knowl edge and was f i r st
pr esent ed by mysel f i n t hi s form back i n 1934
Thi s ef f ect and r out i ne di f f er s i n that
you may show both hands empty and devoi d of
al l appar at us,at the St ar t and Fi ni sh of the
ef f ect .
When i n possessi on of the seor et s and
the moves descr i bed i n t hi s book,many other
combi nati ons are possi bl e and shoul d suggest
themsel ves to the performer af t er r eadi ng
the di r ect i ons.
The author bel i eves,al ong wi th sever al
other wel l known pr of essi onal magi ci ans,t hat
i t i s one of the cl eanest cut col or ohangi ng
r out i ne to be obt ai ned,and i n cl osi ng wi shes
to thank Mr . Wi l l i am H.Hanna f or the val uabl e
assi st ance gi ven, wi t h sever al of the moves
find the f i ne i l l ust r at i ons i n t hi s book.
May I 5t h,I 936 J ACK CHANIN
Phi l adel phi a,Pa.
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Copyri ght 1936,by J ack Chani n
The State Library of Victoria
" ALMA CONJURING COLLECTI ON"
J AYSEE COLOR CHANGING SI LK ROUTI NE
by J ACK CHANIN
APPARATUS: Two si l k hanks,one red and the
other whi t e,or use your own choi ce of col or s.
Regul ar col or changi ng tube t hr u.t he hand as
suppl i ed by al l the magi c deal er s,Fi g. I .
PREPARATI ON: Make, a knot i n red si l k about
1/ 3 the way down the hank,when i t i s hel d as
i n, Fi g. 2. Be sure and make i t f ai r l y t i ght
and smal l ,Fi g.3. Push t hi s knot t ed red si l k
i n Hank Tube st ar t i ng wi th the l onger end,so
that the knot t ed end goes i n the tube l ast .
Rol l the whi te si l k,i nt o smal l bal l ,Fi g.4
shows how to bal l the si l k. Wrap si l k aroxmd
i dex f i nger .l eavi ng corner pr ot r udi ng.unt i l
si l k i s ent i r el y wound around f i nger t i p,keep -
i ngi t as smal l as possi bl e. Then tuck i n re-
mai ni ng cor ner . The si l k shoul d l ook l i ke one.
i n Fi g. 5. Pl ace t hi s bal l i n f ol d of l ef t
coat sl eeve,j ust at the bend of ar m,cover i ng
same wi t h the sl eeve as i n, Fi g. 6:
Drop Hank Tube i n l ef t coat sl eeve wi t h the
l oaded red si l k f aci ng out,Fi g.7. Be sure the
shi r t sl eeve i s r ol l ed up or at l east pul l ed
up near the el bow.
PRESENTATI ON: You are now ready f or the Mi r-
acl e. Show both hands empt y,Fi g.8. Pul l up the
r i ght coat sl eeve wi t h the l ef t hand,t hen pul l
up the l ef t coat sl eeve wi th the r i ght hand,at
the same ti me get t i ng possessi on of the whi t e
si l k,unknown to the audi ence,out of the sl eeve
f ol d,Fi g.9. Get the si l k i nt o r i ght hand i n
the act of pul l i ng up sl eeves. Thi s i s i mport-
ant . Now br i ng both hands t oget her i n f r ont of
you and wel l away from the body;Ri ght hand now
gr asps the pr ot r udi ng cor ner of bal l ed si l k,
and both hands seper at e br i ngi ng the whi t e
si l k i nt o vi ew as i n,Fi g.10.
BALLED 5ILK PULLING UP LfcPT
SL-t&V-Er & G t T T I N G
From the audi ence poi nt of vi ew,bot h hands
were shown empty and a whi te si l k produced,
from the ai r . Thi s i s very ol d and I do not
know who the or i gi nat or was,but i t i s al ways
good. Most magi ci ans are f ami l i ar wi t h i t .
Be sure not to l ower the arm,whi ch has the
tube i n the sl eeve dur i ng t hi s pr oduct i on,
nei t her shoul d the arm be hel d st i f f . Fr ee
movements are possi bl e wi thout l ower i ng the
arm enough to drop the t ube.
Now oal l at t ent i on to the f act that f or
the purpose of i dent i f i cat i on,you wi l l t i e a
knot i n the whi te si l k. Then make the fol l ow-
i ng knot whi ch l ooks real but i t r eal l y i s a
sl i p knot .
Run the si l k between the i ndex and second
f i nger s of the l ef t hand al l owi ng about 1/ 3
of the si l k to come t hr u, , Fi g. I I . Then bend
the t hi r d and f our t h f i nger s i n to pal m as
i n Fi g. 12. Ri ght hand br i ngs i t s end up to
t humb,Fi g.13. Reach through l oop thus formed
and pul l the end hangi ng behi nd the hand
through t hi s l oop,Fi g.I 4. You wi l l f i nd the
mi ddl e or second f i nger i s i n the l oop back
of the hand and out of si ght of audi ence.
Leave mi ddl e or secord f i nger i n the l oop,
hol d onto the por t i on of hank by t hi s f i nger
and pul l knot t i ght ,but not too t i ght as i n
Fi g. 15'. Your hank now has a knot about 1/ 3
the way down as shown i n Fi g.16.
I mmedi atel y take the si l k i n r i ght hand
and r ai se i t up and out from l ef t si de as i f
showi ng i t to the audi ence. Face exact l y to
the f r ont i n t hi s move,and al l at t ent i on wi l l
swi ng wi t h your r i ght hand,t he l ef t hand now
drops to your si de and hank tube f al l s i nt o
your hand.
THE- FORMATION
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KNOT ON
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FIG. 18
FORMATION TUBE-
The hand must be l owered sl owl y,f i nger s
cupped sl i ght l y. Do not be af r ai d of l oos-
i ng the t ube. Do not hur r y,t he drop of the
arm and tube wi l l f al l per f ect l y,and wi th-
out any sound as i n Fi g. 17. whi ch shows
the posi t i on of arms and the body.
Br i ng r i ght hand wi th si 11c down. Cl ose
hand cont ai ni ng t ube,Fi g.18,and i t wi l l be
i n per f ect posi t i on wi t h red si l k downward.
St ar t to push whi te knot foremost t hr u.hand,
but r eal l y i nt o the tube as i n Fi g. 19.
Keep pushi ng si l k i nt o t\ ibe, whi l e doi ng so,
work the sl i p knot of f the si l k,unknown to
the audi ence,about the ti me that por t i on of
the si l k i s to enter the t ube. Thi s move i s
of c.ourse f or ci ng the red si l k out of the
t ube,but do not l et i t come out of the hand
unt i l knot t ed por t i on of the whi te si l k has
ent er ed the t ube.Then r el ease red si l k.
I t wi l l j ump from the hand and show the
knot i n the red si l k,Fi g.20. Keep pushi ng
whi te si l k i nt o tube and hand and keep pul l -
i ng red one out unt i l whi te si l k i s ent i r el y
i n tube and red compl etel y out of t ube,but
st i l l hel d i n hand by one corber l i ke Fi g.21.
Keep poki ng whi te si l k and turn to l ef t ,i n-
ser t mi ddl e f i nger i n tube and at the same
ti me thumb catches si de of tube and removes
i t from hand unseen by audi ence,Fi g.22. Now
r i ght hand hol ds tube as i n Fi g.23. Si l k '
st i l l hangi ng from l ef t hand. Ri ght hand now
wi t h tube comes over to red si l k and st ar t s
to stroke i t down,at that i nst ant the tube i s
dropped i n l ef t coat sl eeve.See Pi g.24,25,4:
26,f or t hi s move. Fol l ow t hi s through to the
knot t ed end of red si l k i n one conti nuous move
wi thout any hesi t at i on.
F I G . 2 0
T-HE- TUBE" 5TE- AL
5TUDYTHI5 MOVE-
C- AhErFULLy
T-H-E- G E T - A - W A Y
AUDI E-NC-Er Vie- W
t u b e -
FIG.- 22 A-
P E P v P O f c M£ f t l VIEW
Take hank i n r i ght hand and show l ef t empty,
Fi g.27. Unt i e knot and show si l k.Fi g.28. be
sure to keep the el bows bent . The ef f ect so
f ar , has been that you have produced a whi te
si l k magi cal l y,and that f or the purpose of
i dent i f i cat i on a knot was t i ed i n whi te si l k,
(St r ess t hi s f act ) whi ch was pushed through
the hands and changed col or, and the knot i s
st i l l i n the si l k,j ust the col or bei ng chang-
ed. From here on the r out i ne i s r epeat ed onl y
mi nus the knot . See above i l l ust r at i ons f or
moves.
Thi s ti me i f the spect at or s have a suspi ci on
that two si l ks are used,t he whi te one shoul d
have a knot ,but when you change the red si l k,
mi nus the knot ,back to whi t e,i t too i s wi thout
a knot . A most convi nci ng r out i ne.
The i dea of get t i ng r i d of the tube i s good
and most magi ci ans are easi l y f ool ed by i t . Be
sure to pr act i se these moves wel l and you wi l l
f i nd that they bl end t oget her wi t hout a suspi c-
i ous move of anyki nd. Now to get back to the
f i ni sh of the r out i ne. The red si l k has been
changed back to whi t e,and the tube di sposed of
i n the above f ashi on, and the hands shown empty.
Agai n si l k i s hel d as,Fi g.28. Al l ow r i ght
hand corner to dr op,hank i s hel d by one corner
i n l ef t hand. Drop l ef t hand sl owl y,t ake a bow
and tube f al l s i nt o hand hol di ng si l k,whi ch
covers tube and both are pocket ed.
WRI NKLES: Af t er the tube i s dropped i n the
hand f i r st and you st ar t the col or change,t he
hands can once more be shown empt y,i f you wi sh,
by usi ng the f ol l owi ng moves shown by Fi gs.No.
29- 30- 31- 32- 33- 34- and 35-
•frXTftA SLtl GHT
Wi th the mi ddl e or second f i nger st ar t pok-
i ng the si l k i n the hand cont ai ni ng the tube
as i n,Fi g.29.
Bend t hi r d and f our t h f i nger under the tube
(l ef t hand and turn tube as shown by dot t ed
l i ne) Fi g. 30.,t o the thumb pal m posi t i on i n
r i ght hand as Fi g.31- 32.
Of course t hi s i s done wi th back of r i ght
hand to audi ence and takes but a f r act i on of
a second to accompl i sh. I t appears as i f you
i magi ne you hear someone say that there was
somethi ng i n your hands.
Now f ol l ow through as i n Fi g.33. Then drop
tube i n l ef t hand agai n as shown i n Fi g.34,
and conti nue to draw si l k through hand as i n
Fi g. 35. Then go on wi t h the col or change.
I n performi ng t hi s t r i ck i n the mi ddl e of
a program have tube l oaded i n the r i ght coat
pocket . Tube on top of the si l k to be col or
changed.Reach i n pocket ,i nser t mi ddl e f i nger
i n t ube(Si l k end) and br i ng out wi th the hank.
Take si l k i n l ef t hand and do moves as i n the
Fi gs.24- 25 and 26. Then knot the whi te hank.
Another i dea whi ch i s very ef f ect i ve i s a
col or changi ng r i bbon. The same moves are used
as wi t h the si l k. Or pl ace f our knot s on the
r i bbon and pass i t through the hand. I t wi l l
then emerge f r ee of al l knot s. Var i ous other
i deas and ef f ect s are possi bl e wi t h t hi s rout-
i ne and wi l l suggest themsel ves to the perform
er af t er r eadi ng these moves and performi ng
t hi s f i ne r out i ne.
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