Harry Lorayne telephone book stunt

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Harry Lorayne telephone book stunt

Postby webbmaster » March 8th, 2017, 1:55 pm

I've been seeing Harry Lorayne's name popping up a lot lately, and one thing that comes up is the telephone book memory test which Darwin or Michael Pizzolla told me about years ago and part of the story was that a student of Harry's, a basketball star, could do it too. It seems amazing. Anybody know the details of the effect itself ?

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Re: Harry Lorayne telephone book stunt

Postby Smurf » March 8th, 2017, 4:19 pm

I'm sure the basketball player would have been Jerry Lucas but I do not know the details of the performance.

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Re: Harry Lorayne telephone book stunt

Postby Joe McIntyre » March 9th, 2017, 7:27 am

it is in the book they wrote together, The Memory Book.

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Re: Harry Lorayne telephone book stunt

Postby Bill Mullins » March 9th, 2017, 10:43 am

From a 1974 newspaper article:
[Lorayne] wrote [The Memory Book] with his No. 1 disciple, Jerry Lucas, a basketball star with the New York Knickerbockers. Lucas credits the Lorayne system with helping him get through Ohio State as a Phi Beta Kappa. Once, as a stunt to impress his friends, Lucas memorized 30,000 names and telephone numbers from the Manhattan telephone book.

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Re: Harry Lorayne telephone book stunt

Postby observer » March 9th, 2017, 11:45 pm

Joe McIntyre wrote: the book they wrote together, The Memory Book.


Mr Lorayne would dispute that.

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Re: Harry Lorayne telephone book stunt

Postby Bill Mullins » March 10th, 2017, 10:16 am

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