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LORRAINE, Patter & More Patter (Abbotts, 1970s editions)


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TWO CLASSIC PATTER BOOKS BY SID LORRAINE  

PATTER   64 pages    originally published in 1938, Abbotts.  This edition is probably from the 1970's (Abbotts had an annoying tendency to reprint things without any indication of reprint dates.)

MORE PATTER   107 pages     originally published in 1950, Abbotts.  This edition is also probably from the 1970's (again, no reprint dating)

My dating of these editions in the 1970's is based on the collection/estate from which they came, and also both booklets have advertising stickers from "Phil Thomas' Yogi Magic Mart" with the store's address from 1980.

Unlike many patter books that provide just a long list of gags, Lorraine's Patter and More Patter books include complete scripted routines for common and popular magic effects.  (I used an adaptation of Lorraine's Talking Skull script for many years to great response.)

You can use part of all of the routines he has written, but best to adapt them to your own style, and particularly to update or toss out any old, dated (and sometimes politically incorrect) gags and lines.   You can also adapt the ideas he writes for a specific trick to a completely different trick.

I like these books a lot.  You will too.

Look at the photos of table of contents and/or page shots to get an idea of style and format.      

previously owned.  but in excellent condition, not tears or damage -- both books are tight and unmarked.  Some minor browning around the edge of the cover of "Patter:.  Both books have "Yogi Magic Mart" stickers on the title page.


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