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  • "Those effects in which an inanimate object moves without any visible cause are perhaps the most mysterious and effective in all magic. Such a trick more than any other seems like real magic, especially when it is accomplished...at close range directly under the noses of the spectators." And, with these words, which introduced a key chapter in his classic...

  • Magic with playing cards has always held a deep fascination for performers and audiences alike, most likely due to the almost infinite variety of effects that are possible with them. Everything from sleight of hand to topological tricks are all potentially a part of the magician's arsenal and somewhere in this broad spectrum are card effects that almost...

  • Magic with playing cards has always held a deep fascination for performers and audiences alike, most likely due to the almost infinite variety of effects that are possible with them. Everything from sleight of hand to topological tricks are all potentially a part of the magician's arsenal and somewhere in this broad spectrum are card effects that almost...

  • Magic with playing cards has always held a deep fascination for performers and audiences alike, most likely due to the almost infinite variety of effects that are possible with them. Everything from sleight of hand to topological tricks are all potentially a part of the magician's arsenal and somewhere in this broad spectrum are card effects that almost...

  • Handkerchiefs have been a part of the magicians arsenal at least since the 1500s but it wasnt until the mid-1800s that handkerchiefs made of silk made their appearance as magical apparatus. The first recorded use of silk handkerchiefs in the literature of magic was by none other than Robert-Houdin for a vanishing handkerchief routine (which also co

  • Handkerchiefs have been a part of the magicians arsenal at least since the 1500s but it wasnt until the mid-1800s that handkerchiefs made of silk made their appearance as magical apparatus. The first recorded use of silk handkerchiefs in the literature of magic was by none other than Robert-Houdin for a vanishing handkerchief routine (which also co

  • As one goes through the literature of magic, the name of Dr. Jacob Daley crops up quite frequently, particularly in reference to card magic. Dr. Daley was a New York plastic surgeon but also an avid amateur magician who was skillful enough to keep company with many sleight-of-hand legends of the era, including Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller, Al Baker,

  • The card trick popularly known as Chicago Opener had its origins in an effect invented by Al Leech that was originally called Hot Card Trick No. 1 and then later rechristened Red Hot Mama. The trick became immensely popular and many working performers immediately added it to their repertoires, notably Frank Everhart and Jim Ryan, who each sometimes

  • It seems to be commonly believed that the genre of card magic known as packet tricks - that is, card tricks that use a small number of cards rather than the entire deck - are a relatively recent invention in the history of conjuring but this is not the case. While its true that packet tricks became insanely popular in the magic community of the 196

  • It seems to be commonly believed that the genre of card magic known as packet tricks - that is, card tricks that use a small number of cards rather than the entire deck - are a relatively recent invention in the history of conjuring but this is not the case. While its true that packet tricks became insanely popular in the magic community of the 196

  • It seems to be commonly believed that the genre of card magic known as packet tricks - that is, card tricks that use a small number of cards rather than the entire deck - are a relatively recent invention in the history of conjuring but this is not the case. While its true that packet tricks became insanely popular in the magic community of the 196

  • People always ask magicians if theyre banned from casinos or exclaim that they wouldnt want to play cards with the performer. To laypeople, having an advantage at gambling and games of chance is an alluring idea and a magician demonstrating his skill usually brings this enticing image to the fore. On this DVD, youll meet seven magicians who perform

  • The very puzzling and entertaining con game known as the Endless Chain has its roots in an old Gypsy swindle from the 1500s called "Pricking the Garter." It was subsequently adopted by magicians in the 1800s and has been used to delight, captivate - and humorously frustrate - audiences to this day. On this DVD, youll meet three different performers

  • The basic plot of the card effect that we know today as Oil and Water can be traced back to the 1940s and a Walter Gibson trick from the pages of The Jinx. It was Ed Marlo who attached the name "Oil and Water" to the effect (in addition to most likely creating the greatest number of methods for the effect.) The premise of the trick is maddeningly s

  • Of the many varied plots in coin magic, the ones that seem to most intrigue creators and performers the most involve coins that travel invisibly from one hand to the other. In some tricks, the coins gather and in others they completely transpose, but the basic effect involves coins traveling invisibly through the air. Two of the most popular variat

  • In 1962, British magician Peter Kane invented a trick that he named Watch the Ace! The effect was reworked and subsequently renamed Wild Card by Frank Garcia and very quickly became a sensation in the magic world. In fact, the Magic Dealers Association named it as the best-selling card trick for 1963, and with good reason. Very few effects in card

  • In 1942, magician Paul Curry invented a card trick that would take the world of pasteboard sorcery by storm. Dubbed Out of This World, this effect, where a spectator separates the red cards from the black ones without looking at them, featured a very rare combination of an extremely powerful effect with an almost self-working methodology and quickl

  • In the mid-Fifties, Bob Carver created a sensation with a rope effect he created based on ideas from Hen Fetsch. In fact, before he could be awarded the IBM Originality Trophy in 1957, he had to expose his creations pure sleight-of-hand method to the judges. Later dubbed Professors Nightmare by Gene Gordon, the effect of three completely examinable

  • A small packet Ambitious Card routine circulated in the underground among the cardmen cognoscenti before it finally saw print and was dubbed the Ambitious Classic. The plot is simple enough: several cards, usually and Ace through Five, each rise to the top of the small packet one at a time until theres only one card left, which is usually discovere

  • The concept of forcing a playing card - to cause a spectator to choose a specific card while apparently giving him a completely free choice - has seemingly always intrigued magicians and literally hundreds of ways to accomplish this goal have been invented. Ironically, the force technique that seems the fairest is also the most enigmatic. Tradition

  • For many, many years now, magicians have been weaving stories using a deck of playing cards to illustrate their narratives in funny and surprising ways. While not necessarily magic, these demonstrations, when performed by an engaging and interesting performer, can be very magical. In this collection, youll meet five performers each with their own i

  • What can one say about the Cups and Balls? Its an iconic trick and has become almost as synonymous with the conjurers art as the proverbial rabbit from hat. Its certainly one of magics oldest tricks. But why has this trick endured the centuries? For one thing, a Cups and Balls routine can incorporate many different effects - there can be vanishes,

  • What can one say about the Cups and Balls? Its an iconic trick and has become almost as synonymous with the conjurers art as the proverbial rabbit from hat. Its certainly one of magics oldest tricks. But why has this trick endured the centuries? For one thing, a Cups and Balls routine can incorporate many different effects - there can be vanishes,

  • What can one say about the Cups and Balls? Its an iconic trick and has become almost as synonymous with the conjurers art as the proverbial rabbit from hat. Its certainly one of magics oldest tricks. But why has this trick endured the centuries? For one thing, a Cups and Balls routine can incorporate many different effects - there can be vanishes,

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