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Barry Govan

(Ballarat, Victoria, Australia: 1st December 1943 - )

Inspired at age 17 by a retired American gambler. Learned from Erdnase in 1960s. Publisher. Semi-pro magician (close-up and cards) and magic teacher since 1960s. Co-edited (with Ian Baxter) Blueprint 1974-78. Partner (with Graham Etherington) Abracadabra Promotions since 1985, a promotion company thru entertainment, particularly magical.

Wrote Close-up Magic--Restaurant Style (52pp), One Pitch is Worth a Thousand Words (32pp), Dice and the Purse, and Close-up Magic--Restaurant Style 2 (1992, 52pp). Tricks in Gen, Apocalypse, S.O.B. Jr, Pabular, MUM, Magic Makers, Blueprint, Linking Ring, Genii, New Directions, and Australian Magic Monthly.

Coauthors: Ian Baxter, Murray Cooper, Gerry McCreanor

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Lecture Notes by Barry Govan
  • Prelude To A Lecture
  • Rope 'N' Silk
  • Dicemania
  • Boomerang Cards
  • The Joker And The Wallet
  • The Spelling Game
  • The Radical Red Spot
  • Trio Surprise
  • Computer Card

1st edition 1976, 17 pages; PDF 30 pages.

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Barry Govan & Ian Baxter & Murray Cooper & Gerry McCreanor

The Blueprint: all volumes by Barry Govan & Ian Baxter & Murray Cooper & Gerry McCreanor

Originally launched as "Australia's Only Sleight Of Hand Monthly" and published between 1974 and 1982, The Blueprint still retains that claim today. Editors Barry Govan, Ian Baxter, Murray Cooper and Gerry McCreanor churned out a much-discussed journal that featured contributions from the likes of Ed Marlo, Jon Racherbaumer, Tom Gagnon, Dan Tong, Ray Grismer, Phil Goldstein, Jeff Busby, Jerry Mentzer, Harry Lorayne, et al. For the Close Up performer, absolutely certain to please.

The Blueprint was started by Barry Govan and Ian Baxter and taken over for the last two volumes by Murray Cooper and Gerry McCreanor. It ran from July 1974 to...

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The Blueprint Volume 7 by Barry Govan & Ian Baxter & Murray Cooper & Gerry McCreanor
  1. Volume 7, Number 1, July, 1980, 4 pages - Phil Goldstein Special Issue
  2. Red Uprising - Phil Goldstein
  3. Newsworthy - Phil Goldstein
  4. Split Octet - Phil Goldstein
  5. The Blueroom - editorial comments

  1. Volume 7, Number 2, August, 1980, 6 pages
  2. The Mysterious Cross of India - Daryl
  3. Think Ace - Ray Grismer
  4. Blueprint In Print - Murray Cooper reviews:
    • Ray Grismer's "Shorty"
    • Ray Grismer's "Handy"
    • Ray Grismer's "Thirty"
    • Ray Grismer's "Loopy"
    • Ray Grismer's "Shorty"
    • Ray Grismer's "Charts" lecture notes
  5. Blueprint Review - Murray Cooper reviews:
    • Phil Goldstein's...
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The Blueprint Volume 6 by Barry Govan & Ian Baxter & Murray Cooper & Gerry McCreanor
  1. Volume 6, Number 1, July, 1979, 4 pages
  2. Impossible Coin to Pocket - Bob Chesbro
  3. Blueprint In Print - Ian Baxter reviews:
  4. Crooked Dice - continued
  5. The Blueroom - editorial comments

  1. Volume 6, Number 2, August, 1979, 4 pages
  2. Hocus Focus - Barry Govan
  3. Crooked Dice - continued
  4. Blueprint In Print - reviews:
    • Gerard Majax's "Secrets of the Card Sharps"
    • Jerry Mentzer's "Card Cavalcade Finale"
  5. The Blueroom - editorial comments

  1. Volume 6, Number 3, September, 1979, 4 pages
  2. Flip - Errol Robinson
  3. Marlo Plus
  4. Blueprint In Print - Murray Cooper...
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The Blueprint Volume 5 by Barry Govan & Ian Baxter & Murray Cooper & Gerry McCreanorAn Australian sleight of hand monthly magazine
Barry Govan & Ian Baxter, editors through Issue Number 5
Murray Cooper & Gerry McCreanor, new editors starting with Issue Number 6; 47 pages in Volume 5
  1. Volume 5, Number 1, July, 1978, 4 pages
  2. The Cardsharps Apprentice - Barry Govan
  3. Patter for ... The Cardsharps Apprentice
  4. Blueprint In Print - Ian Baxter reviews:
    • Paul Harris' "Supermagic"
  5. The Blueroom - editorial comments

  1. Volume 5, Number 2, August, 1978, 4 pages
  2. Control Ace Transpo - Derek Martin
  3. Blueprint In Print - Ian Baxter reviews:
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The Blueprint Volume 4 by Barry Govan & Ian Baxter & Murray Cooper & Gerry McCreanorAn Australian sleight of hand monthly magazine
Barry Govan & Ian Baxter, editors; 52 pages in Volume 4
  1. Volume 4, Number 1, July, 1977, 5 pages - cover has drawing of Lou Costello and Boris Karloff
  2. The Blueroom - editorial comments
  3. Variations on a Theme - Extracting a deck of cards from it's case - Murray Cooper & Ian Baxter
  4. One on the Way Down Cut - Tom Gagnon (USA)
  5. Blueprint In-Print - reviews:
    • Ronnay's "Cardorama" packet trick
    • Ronnay's "Multi Colour Card Change Climax" packet trick
  6. Double Impact in Red and Blue - Franz Rosensteiner (Magic Ronnay) (Austria)
  7. cartoon ...
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The Blueprint Volume 3 by Barry Govan & Ian Baxter & Murray Cooper & Gerry McCreanorAn Australian sleight of hand monthly magazine
Barry Govan & Ian Baxter, editors; 52 pages in Volume 3
  1. Volume 3, Number 1, July, 1976, 4 pages - cover has drawing of a monster with cards
  2. The Blueroom - editorial comments
  3. Coin Sandwich - Barry Govan
  4. Blueprint In-Print - Ian Baxter reviews:
    • "The Complete Mike Rogers"
  5. The Dice of Zohar - Tom Gagnon (USA)

  1. Volume 3, Number 2, August, 1976, 4 pages - no cover
  2. The Blueroom - editorial comments
  3. The E.R. Thimble Routine - Errol Robinson, described by Murray Cooper
  4. Blueprint In-Print - reviews:
    • James B. Alfredson...
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The Blueprint Volume 2 by Barry Govan & Ian Baxter & Murray Cooper & Gerry McCreanorIncludes an extra manuscript "The Magic of Tom Gagnon".

An Australian sleight of hand monthly magazine
Barry Govan & Ian Baxter, editors
Published in Victoria, Australia from July, 1974 through April, 1982 (Vol. 7, No. 10); 75 pages in Volume 2

  1. Volume 2, Number 1, July, 1975, 6 pages - cover has drawing of Laurel & Hardy
  2. The Blueroom & A Thought - editorial comments
  3. The Unwritten Prediction - Edward Marlo (USA)
  4. Gadabout Balls - Barry Govan
  5. Blueprint In-Print - Ian Baxter reviews:
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The Blueprint Volume 1 by Barry Govan & Ian Baxter & Murray Cooper & Gerry McCreanorAn Australian sleight of hand monthly magazine
Barry Govan & Ian Baxter, editors
Published in Victoria, Australia from July, 1974 through April, 1982 (Vol. 7, No. 10); 54 pages in Volume 1
  1. Volume 1, Number 1, July, 1974, 4 pages - cover has drawing of W. C. Fields
  2. The Blueroom - introductory editorial
  3. Your Card My Card - Anton York
  4. Thumb Flip Flourish - Barry Govan
  5. Blueprint In-Print - Ian Baxter reviews:
  6. Back Clip Coins - Barry Govan
  7. Trio Surprise - Ian Baxter

  1. Volume 1, Number 2, August, 1974, 4 pages - no cover
  2. The Blueroom - editorial comments ...
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