The Sympathetic Silks (Ganson’s Magic Teach-in Series)


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Colorful, visual magic – certainly The Sympathetic Silks is a real classic magic silk effect! Performed by most of the old top-of-the-bill magicians on the variety stages around the world, it can be just as big a hit today as it was then.

From a program dated 1926, we see that Houdini performed it in his full evening show – he often declared that this was his favorite trick. Chris Charlton opened his show with it; Cecil Lyle featured it; Jane Thurston performed it beautifully in her spot in the Thurston Show and it was certainly a masterpiece in the hands of Horace Goldin.

This book was part of the famous Ganson Teach-In series originally published by Supreme Magic Inc. Rights are now owned by Martin Breese.



*To Hide the Knots

*Stage One – The Pick-Up

*Stage Two – The Count

*Stage Three – Tying the Silks

*Stage Four – The Secret Untying

*Stage Five – The Sympathetic Tying

*Stage Six – The Sympathetic Untying

*The Climax