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Annemann’s Enigma is the most definitive collection of material by Theodore Annemann ever published!

Introduction by Max Maven

Includes a bonus PDF with the entire Jinx magazine

The full text of 12 Annemann books, including Annemann’s Card Miracles, Annemann’s Mental Mysteries, The Book Without a Name, 101 Methods of Forcing, 202 Methods of Forcing, Climax Card Routine,Sh-h-h-h! It’s a Secret!, Complete One-Man Mental Psychic Routine, Strange Secrets, Mental Bargain Effects, En Rapport, and all five Jinx Programs, plus his famous Fifty Dollar Manuscript.

Over 200 effects total
More than 50 magazine articles
Over 20 marketed Annemann items
35 manuscript routines
Hundreds of incredible photos and illustrations
Rare Annemann memorabilia
Letters by Annemann
Complete bibliography and index

More than 600 pp.
Hardbound in cloth with foil stamping
Smyth-sewn, acid-free paper
Beautiful dust jacket

PDF version of the entire 886-page run of the Jinx magazine (Each customer will receive his PDF individually via email.)

Annemann’s Enigma combines hundreds of archival photographs and artifacts with the entire body of writings of the legendary Theodore Annemann (1907-1942), including all his books, articles, and manuscripts. You’ll read a new biography examining unknown moments of the great mentalist’s life, along with rare photos never before seen.

Compiled by Todd Karr, with a stellar introduction by Annemann expert Max Maven.

See below for a full listing of the book’s contents.

NOTE: The deluxe leather editions, limited to 100 copies, are now sold out.

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CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Preface Todd Karr

Introduction Max Maven

Annemann: An Enigma Todd Karr

1 . MAGAZINES

1924

The X-Ray Act
An Additional Effect of the X-Ray Eyes
Argamasilla’s Super-Vision (?)
Emerson, Master Mystic
A Sealed Letter Test with Cards
A Different Color Change
A Mind-Reading Mystery
Improvement on “Secret of the Swami”
A Si Stebbins Kink
The Devil’s Four Aces
Another Four Ace Maneuvre
An Original Tray Vanish

1925
The Ghost Card
The Better Yet Box, Rod, and Rings Challenge
A New (?) Reverse Card Trick
A P & L Four Ace Suggestion
A Club or Stage Mental Number
A New Slate Writing Wrinkle
A Subtle Poker Stunt
To Satisfy an Argument
The Cigarette and Dollar Bill Again
The East Indian Needle Feat
Three Card Monte Outdone
Attention, Mentalists!
My Original Swami Test
A Mediumistic Stunt
The Master Mind
An Idea

1926
Mentalex (?)
The Simplified Telephone Mystery
Letter on Ballot Box
Improvement 8000
My Doll Production
Wanted – For a New Effect
The Supreme Book Test
Coincidence
A Good Coin Vanish

1927
A Couple Card Wrinkles

1928
A Little Article Regarding “Copped” Material
No Title at All
A Radio Publicity Feat
Let’s Be Different
Annemann’s Book Test

1929
A Monster Master Mysterious Mystery
A Single Sitting Billet-Reading and Slate Test
Just Think of a Card

1930
Slate Writing Par Excellence

1931
The Annemann Torn Card Method
The Passe-Passe Cards
New Marvelous Two-Card Slate Prophesy

1932
A Dead Name Duplication
Ne Plus Ultra Reading Method

1933
Number, Please (second version) (1933)

2 . MARKETED EFFECTS

Annemann’s Challenge Mind Test (1926)
Getit (1928)
Answerit (1928)
33¢ Think of a Card (1928)
Nightmare Effects (1928)
Diabolo Pellet Reading (1928)
44 Cent Mystery Card Reading Method (1928)
55 Cent Card Memory (1928)
Psychic Writing (1928)
The Master’s Touch (1929)
Annemann’s Mental Masterpiece (1929)
30th Century Television (1929) Hewitt
The Modern Mind Reader (1929) Hewitt
Fourth Dimensional Telepathy (1930)
Eyes of the Unknown (1930) Greta Annemann
The Modern Mindreader (1930) Hewitt
Coincidence? (1930) Hewitt
Penetrating Vision (1930) J. G. Thompson
Remote Control (1931)
The Test of the Tiber (1931)
Card and Pocket Miracle (1932)
The New Double Telepathy Routine (1933)
A Matter of Policy (1935)

3 . MANUSCRIPTS

Master Subtleties with Cards (ca. 1928)
Annemann’s Single Card Location
Annemann’s Cut Pack Card Location
Annemann’s Ne Plus Ultra Card Location
Annemann’s Five-Card Thought Trick
Annemann’s Five-Card Stab Trick
Annemann’s One Way Set-Up
Annemann’s One to Ten Detection
Annemann’s Pair Detection
Annemann’s Audience Location
Annemann’s Alternate Detection
Another Card Discovery
Red and Black
Odd and Even
Improvement on the Pair Detection
Another Presentation of the Alternate Detection
Another Reverse Move
Faces or Backs, Which?
Different Reversible Backs

Exclusive Secrets of Annemann’s Conception a.k.a. “The Fifty Dollar Manuscript” (ca. 1930)
Anneman’s Stop Trick
Another Stop Card Effect
Cards in the Cases
Anneman’s Four Ace Routine
The Thought Mystery Card
With Back Towards Spectator
Anneman’s Own Pellet Trick
Red and Blue Decks
Color-Changing Deck
You Took the Selected Card
The New Spelling Card Trick
A Deck of Cards and Two Envelopes

Individual Effect Manuscripts
Color-Changing Back
A Mulholland and Annemann Pet
Original Sympathy Effect
The Red and Blue Back Color Change
Annemann’s Two-Card Transposition
Wire Release

4 . BOOKS

Annemann’s Card Miracles (1929)
Editor’s Introduction
The Five-Card Stabbing Mystery
The Eye-Popper Card Feat
Poker Player’s Dream
The “You Spell It Yourself” Feat
A Day-Time Nightmare

Annemann’s Mental Miracles (1929)
The Premier Book Test
The Mentalist’s Card Staggerer
The Psychic Writing
Instantaneous Card Memory
Phantasma: A Mental Card Feat
Addenda: Traveling Thought Card Trick (date unknown, original of Phatasma)

The Book Without a Name (1931)
Introduction Al Baker
Foreword
The “Really New” Locator Card
An Original Set-Up Discovery
One in Fourteen
A New Thought-Card Spelling Effect
Whichever You Please
Count Your Card!
Telepathy in the Audience
The Red and Blue Back Mixup
The Gambler is Person
The Gambler is Back Again
Psychic Sympathy
The Four Pile Location
The Genii Cut-Deck Location
The Mystery Card Reading Method
A New Apparatus for the Pellet Switch
Find the Lady
The Improved Magic Square Presentation
The One-Man “Genuine” Magazine Test
Mental Coloring: Telepathy in Silk Stuart Robson
The Color-Tell Billiard Balls
Seeing in the Dark
Seven Keys to Baldpate
A Prophecy of the Koran
Jimmy Valentine Opens a Safe

101 Methods of Forcing (1932)

Strange Secrets (1932-3)
1. Insto-Transpo!
2. “Stop”
3. The Dollar Cigarette Challenge
4. Remote Control Improved
5. and 6. The Accessory
5. Mental Dollars
6. Number, Please (first version)
7. Sensitive Thoughts
8. The Card Doctor
9. Slates and Aces
11. Poker Plus
12. Thought, In Person
14. A Mental Headache

202 Methods of Forcing (1933)
Second Introduction

Climax Card Routine (1933)
The Principle
The Magical Application
A Card Location
Top and Bottom Location
Before Starting
The Half-Moon Location
Location Plus
The Improved Version of “Everybody’s Choice”
A Snappy Finish
The Stage Location
The Master Card Speller
The Mystic Cut
Counting by Eye
Odd or Even
To Slick Cards Up After Wearing Off
Re-Slicking Cards

Sh-h-h-h! It’s a Secret! (1934)
Introduction as Usual
Call Me Up Sometime
The Borrowed Deck Tragedy
Help Wanted in the Dark
A Thought is Fathomed
Your Nose Knows
A Rule of the Thumb
A Handkerchief is Selected E. Leslie May
A Card is Found Once More
Odd or Even, Which?
The Alternate Detection
A New Kink for the Reversing of One Card
Annemann’s Eight-in-a-Row Location
Red or Black?
The Challenge of the Year
The Mind in Retrospect
The Five-Card Thought Effect
The Guessing Contest
The Two-Person Location
A Couple of Cards Get Together
The New Deal Card Code
The Perfect Club Slate Routine
Fair and Square
Dual Sympathy
Another Sympathetic Mystery
Triplets by Chance
The Last of the “Think Stop” Tricks
Your Card
The Tune Detective
The Mindreader’s Dream
Music in the Air
A Quaint Happening
The Prophecy of Occurence
The 203rd Force Henry Christ
Nickels on the Brain
Despair of the Devil
The Lady and the Gentleman
The Bell Mystery
Three Cards, Three Numbers
The $1000 Test Card Location
Dead Men Tell No Tales!

Annemann’s Complete One-Man Mental and Psychic Routine (1935)
Introduction
Requisites
Billet Switching
Magic vs. Mindreading
The Telephone Drama
The Dead Name Test
The New Nile Divination
Book Mentalism
Telepathy Plus
Addenda: Author’s Note
The Master Mind
The Act
Author’s Note Again
The Mirror Reflector
A Living and Dead Combination
The Sealed Envelope Dodge
The Spirit Pencil
Advance Information
Pencil Reading

Annemann’s Mental Bargain Effects (1935)
The Impromptu Mind Reader

En Rapport (1937)

The Jinx Programs (1938)
Jinx Program No. 1: A Club Act of Magic
Jinx Program No. 2: A Mental Club Act
Jinx Program No. 3: A Magical Club Program
Jinx Program No. 4: A No-Card Mystery Act
Jinx Program No. 5: “No Code” Telepathy

Other Books
A Newspaper Office Stunt
The Short Card
Introduction to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks
The Ambitious Card

5 . POSTHUMOUS
Mind Over Money
Forecast
Mind Over Money
Forecast
The Window Washer’s Dream
Ted Annemann’s Favorite Location
Quickie: A Clever “Set-up” Effect
Gaglets
It Goes Double
Aces at Random
New Deck Speller
Any Deck One-Way
One-Way Mark Located
Nail Writer Techniques
A Couple of Numbers
More About Ted
Turnover Card
Card on the Ceiling
A Sheet of Glass
Kiddingram
Two-Pellet Routine with One Person
Duplicated Name
Needle Variation

6 . QUOTES

7 LETTERS TO BAKER

Bibliography

Index

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 10 × 3 in
Regular Edition

Regular edition