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Julie
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I seem to remember a U.F. Grant Encyclopedia or Book of Magic volume one and to my knowledge this was never followed up with a volume two. Ultimately I believe this was printed in two formats; 8 1/2 X 11 inch comb binding and the smaller Linking Ring Magazine size, also a comb binding. Of course, there are many, many wonderful pamphlets and collections of directions, notes for his 8mm movie lecture(s) etc. Most of these are still available through the usual used periodical sources.
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U.F. Grant has many great classic magic effects. I think that purchasing Grant's Encyclopedia or Book of Magic would be a great addition to any magician's library.

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He also made some movies demonstrating magic.

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Is it not possible for someone, maybe Mak Magic to reissue the U.F.Grant booklets/manuscripts in a Collected hard back form, or even a soft ring binder form BUT with several of the manuscripts in each? I still have Victory Carton Illusions bought from Davenports in London around 1950. Also his Encyclopedia of Magic, Six Modern Levitations, Bodies In Orbit and one of my favourites, The Challenge Magic Act. The latter would be useful today to our Close Up Workers.His system for performing a full Act with borrowed articles is both simple and workable.The Casket Asrah(Bodies in Orbit) I adapted in my first full evening illusion show in 1978 but with the 'lady'rising up to the flies before vanishing. The 'Casket' was constructed from a motor cycle packing packing case; shades of the Victory Cartons!I re-used the 'form'again in 1980 when I produced my version of Dante's Show performing Asrah with 2 white stools and a white plank instead of the usual Asrah table.
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His movies were a precursor to dealers' video catalogues.
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The big closer to my seven year old daughters (family) magic show is a U.F.Grant Strat-O-Sphere.

http://www.makmagic.com/Sections/product......138#disp

It's about as classic a piece of kit as you can buy in magic.

I plays big, it looks great, and a kid can master the moves.
I wonder how many kids had a Strat-O-Sphere as their first "big" illusion?

To me, the Strat-O-Sphere is "real" magic, I keep it out on display when not being used, it looks that good (to me anyway!).
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Oh yeah SilverKing...I treasured and featured his chrome set forever long ago.
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16 U.F. Grant manuscripts are available in PDF form at Lybrary.com:

http://www.lybrary.com/ulysses-frederick-grant-m-63.html
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Sometimes, when I am looking for a "new" illusion or a "new" item to perform once at a venue that will not have a repeat appearance, I will build one of the UF Grant illusions. He had some extremely clever, quite workable levitations. One I recall used an ironing board, a saw horse and an extra person for a counterweight.
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There is a UF Grant video out now too http://www.shopmagicvault.com/UFGrant-3-......895.html

I have not seen it yet, but I think I may order it. Grant sounds like an amazing man that had an inventors mind. Supposedly on the DVDs are some of the designs and discussions on how he created and envisioned his illusions. Neat stuff.
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I think this Double Load Pagoda is from UF Grant?:

http://www.youtube.com/user/cormatches?f......WY2f7Rro
Bill Palmer
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Yes, it is. And that's what the caption says.
"The Swatter"

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My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

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Are there any magic books that contain U.F. Grant?s magic tricks?

Did U.F. Grant ever publish a magic book? I thought that I saw a booklet written by him many years ago but I could have been mistaken. Please let us know if you know whether he wrote a book or not.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________

...your question should be:

Are there any magic books - that do NOT contain contributions from U.F. "Gen" Grant!

A inventory of his own booklets (late 1920's - 1978) is almost impossible to compile--there are just too many...& difficult to locate these days!!

Just look for Grant's name in the Tarbell Course, the Mark Wilson course, Greater Magic, etc, etc, etc.

(btw--do NOT confuse the great UF Gen Grant...with the current dove & silk magician, "General Grant"...the latter can only wish he was as inventive as UF Grant.)
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