“"This book is the result of years of passionate research, giving us an insight into the life and career of Dunninger. Most of these anecdotes would have been lost to our history without Joe Atmore's meticulous work. This is a rare opportunity to get inside the mind of Dunninger."
— David Berglas
Dunninger Knows is a massive book about the incredible Brain Busters performed by Dunninger, with full instructions of how to incorporate them into your own act.
In 2001, Joseph Atmore authored Dunninger's Brain Busters, a book that covered Dunninger's radio magic/mentalism. In the ten years since publication, Atmore has collected a huge amount of TV scripts, researched the popular and magic press, conducted interviews with cast and crew and located film footage of his television work. He even recreated his radio show!
This new book covers all of his television series in chronological / airdate order and some of his guest appearances on other shows. The "in between series" years are also covered. There is quite a lot of the behind-the-scenes history into his four series, and rare and unique photographs and documents are included to tell the story.
Over 100 Brain Busters are examined by the greats in mentalism, including Banachek, Lee Earle, Devin Knight, Looch, Colin Mcleod, Max Maven, Richard Osterlind, Marc Paul and many more. The full methods are explained (sometimes with multiple methods) and interestingly, some of the routines have even been modernized for today.
“"For the last 5 years, Joe has been a consultant on my international live television series, Phenomenon aka The Next Uri Geller. Almost immediately when he joined the team, I learned about his fascination with Dunninger. We've had many conversations about Dunninger's impact on mentalism and his creativity and boldness. Dunninger Knows presents a scholarly look at his television work. I usually never read magic books but Dunninger always fascinated me, so I couldn't resist! After reading the routines in Joe's book, I now know why he was always trying to incorporate some of Dunninger's routines into my show!"
— Uri Geller
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