Thoughts on products, performance, and doublethink in the magic community.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

What the Hell Was Jean Hugard Thinking...

The guy knew his stuff, but some lines I stumbled across in "Modern Magic Manual" (pub. 1957) are just weird.

"If you want someone to do exactly as told, pick a man or woman with a fairly well rounded chin."

"Never select as a helper an individual with chubby fingers."
And I thought Sankey's accents were the strangest thing in magic!


Blogger MagicEnigma said...

Pointy chin = Devil?

9:42 PM

Blogger Nate said...

Since when do devils do exactly as told?

10:02 PM

Blogger Nathan Coe Marsh said...

they don't...which is david's point

nate (marsh)

7:52 PM

Blogger EK said...

Rounded chin people were thought to have less will power and be more agreeable

5:03 PM

Blogger tsiame hui said...

The stubby fingers is easy, the longer the fingers the better the viewing of the trick/manipulation.

A person with a rounded chin is likely a few pounds overweight and easier for many and most of the audience to relate to.

8:37 PM


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