The Jinx demanded and received every last bit of magical knowledge and psychological research that only Ted Annemann could give. Every variety and type of magic is here. Jinx started in October and ran for issues. Its last issue was December 15, , just before Ted committed suicide. Originally put out on a monthly basis, it became a weekly publication in October of
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There seem to be two sources; the CD, or the three bound books. I bought the books on eBay. What I received were three nicely bound, hardback volumes. Each holds about 50 reprinted copies. The original papers were printed in the thirties. My volumes were printed in about 63, but they still retain the character of that time. So what do you get? Basically, you get, as far as I can tell, The Jinx, issue by issue, bound.
I envisaged that I would get tricks and effects, but you get so much more. A strong sense of right and wrong is displayed by him, and his verbal jousting with those hi disapproves of, is fascinating. But he speaks with much wisdom, and it is difficult to disagree with any of what he says — often debates that continue today! The effects included, are functional in their descriptions. Many written by Annemann, many not. But all with value. Included are sporadic reprints of business cards.
I believe they are intended as examples, as Annemann seemed very anti the inclusion of advertising. I have yet to finish all the volumes, but I feel privileged to read Annemann editorials, effects and advice. Annemann, I salute you.
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TED ANNEMANN’S THE JINX