NOTES ON THREE-CARD MONTE
For those Whit Haydn fans in the crowd, sit up and take notice. Following his exhaustive work on the endless chain and three-shell game, here is the definitive book on three-card monte. Besides being an entertaining read, the material contained in here is more than enough to develop an entertaining routine for demonstration purposes. On second thought, you could probably use what is here to make a living on most any street corner in America! Over 150 pages covering the History, Closed and Open Monte, The Layouts (trays, boxes, tables, and umbrellas), The Cards, The Mix, The Toss, The Hype, Three in the Hand Toss, Flustration Move, Switches (Buckle double lift, Glide, Vernon's Optical Move, Scarne's Slide), Turnover Moves (The Flip, Flip-Change, Mexican Turnover), Throws and Patterns, Hooks and Come-Ons, Psychology and Shills, Monte Patter, The Monte in Film, Whit Haydn's Exhibition Routine, a complete appendix, glossary, and bibliography. This is the real stuff. There is even work on the monte contributed by Gazzo. Gazzo's work alone is worth many times the price of this book.