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Topic: Titanic Thompson.
Message: Posted by: Luke Jonas (May 14, 2017 03:21AM)
I'm building a routine based around the great hustler, Titanic Thompson. Are there any other routines or effects currently out there which are based on this subject? I have looked around and cant seem to find any, its predominantly a gambling based routine that I have in mind. Many thanks, Luke Jonas.
Message: Posted by: Jerry (May 24, 2017 05:22PM)
Luke, start with Dan Harlan's DVD set "The world's best bet, puzzles, cons and scams".
Titanic was well known for his outrageous bets. Remember, he only made bets he knew he would win.

Then Chef Anton for his pool table material, because Titanic was major pool hustler.

Three shells, card gambling, fast and lose...

What are your goals? A play? A biographical show? How accurate do want to be or just in spirit of Titanic Thompson?
Do you want to be able to stay in character or do a informal demonstration of the type situation Titanic would go.
Message: Posted by: Luke Jonas (May 25, 2017 02:25PM)
[quote]On May 24, 2017, Jerry wrote:
Luke, start with Dan Harlan's DVD set "The world's best bet, puzzles, cons and scams".
Titanic was well known for his outrageous bets. Remember, he only made bets he knew he would win.

Then Chef Anton for his pool table material, because Titanic was major pool hustler.

Three shells, card gambling, fast and lose...

What are your goals? A play? A biographical show? How accurate do want to be or just in spirit of Titanic Thompson?
Do you want to be able to stay in character or do a informal demonstration of the type situation Titanic would go. [/quote]
Thanks for the input, I'm not trying to build a full show its just a demonstration of how to be guaranteed to win in the style of Titanic.
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Aug 15, 2017 11:43PM)
Just toss a golf ball over a three story building.
or Harry Lorayne's ten card poker deal kills.*
*Scarne Card Tricks
Message: Posted by: Big Daddy Cool (Jun 15, 2018 11:13AM)
Hey gang! I published a script for Milt Kort/Dai Vernon's Peripatetic Walnuts in my book Theatrical Magic that is based around Titanic Thompson. You can see the video of the routine here: https://youtu.be/_KXPfpZ26Qk
Message: Posted by: D. Yoder (Jun 29, 2018 01:28PM)
Thank you, Big Daddy. I enjoyed the routine!