Title: THE JINX. Nos 1 – (3 Volumes); Author: Annemann, Theodore ( ); Format/binding: Hardcover; Book condition: Very Good Condition; Quantity. The Jinx October – November Written by Theodore Annemann. Reprint Work of Various. pages (Hardcover), published by D. The Jinx was a magic periodical edited and published by Theodore Annemann from October – December It was originally a monthly magazine but.

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THE JINX. Nos 1 – 151 (3 Volumes)

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion. Theodore ‘Theo’ Annemann February 22, — January 12,born Theodore John Squires, was an American professional magician who specialized in the field of Mentalism.

Annemann is most famous for inventing and refining many of the standard mentalism routines that continue to be used by magicians today.

Early in his life, Annemann began working as a railroad clerk and then got into show business as a tenor singer and a magician’s assistant. He eventually became interested in mentalism and used his invention and performance skills to become one of the most talented and respected magicians of the s. He invented the “Window Envelope” by and “Flat Rabbit” in Annemann perfected his own version of the famous bullet catch illusion, performing the effect outdoors.


Accounts of his performance describe the feat as a dramatic effect wherein Annemann would collapse from the apparent force of the gun and then produce the bullet from his blood-drenched mouth. In he became the editor of the famous magazine The Jinxpublished primarily for magicians. The magazine was primarily focused on mentalism, but did also feature ground-breaking effects from other fields of magic.

The publication jjnx this magazine ceased after Annemann’s death and copies of it have become collector’s items.

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Effects from the magazine have been published in several books and manuscripts, among them Annemann’s Practical Mental Magic. This book is considered a classic in the field of mentalism.

Annemann also founded and edited The Sign of Exceptional Magic in Annemann was married twice and may have had a child by his first wife. His personality is the subject of much speculation. On the night of January 12,Annemann was scheduled to perform his bullet catch indoors for the first time.


Before the performance, he committed suicide. Since the subject of suicide is complicated, we may never know exactly why he decided to end his own life. It is believed that Annemann was suffering from severe stage fright and drug abuse among other factors related to mental distress at the time of his death. Help us get to over 4, biographies in From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians. Retrieved from ” https: Biographies births deaths Resting place American magicians Professional magicians.

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