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Brick Tilley

Brick Tilley illustrated Ed Marlo's The Shank Shuffle, was a contributing writer on The Mark Wilson Course In Magic, toured China with the Wilson troupe in 1980, served as an adviser on teleseries such as Charlie's Angels, Jake And The Fatman and ER, and worked for David Copperfield. As an actor he appeared in The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman, The Osterman Weekend and Knots Landing. Recently he provided props for Modern Family.

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Card Rise Through Finger by Brick TilleyA card is selected, returned to the deck, replaced in the box. The performer holds the box facing outward, his fingers positioned so that they encircle it. There seems no possible way for the selected card to escape. Despite this, the selected card is seen to rise up out of the box, right through the performer's index finger. Once the card protrudes from the box it is removed, spun on the finger, taken off the finger, and exhibited with a hole through the card's center.

(This idea was originally developed by Clayton Rawson in the 1930s and published in the Sphinx. Later Pete Biro unearthed it in...

2021 / 3 / 21
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Fine Art of Palming Cards by Brick TilleyPalming cards, and getting away with it, is one of the most difficult skills in the magician's toolbox. If you've ever wanted to master this sleight here is your chance. This concise tutorial will get you started, or improve your current technique, in order to raise your confidence level. This lesson covers the one-hand top palm.

1st edition 2021, PDF + video (length: 16 s)

2021 / 3 / 7
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The Chess Knight's Tour by Brick TilleyThe Knight's Tour has been a feature of many renowned performers. Ricky Jay and Reveen made it a masterful demonstration of mental agility. Various methods have been developed to create this illusion. We offer a foolproof device to ensure your success in presenting this fascinating feat of uncanny skill.

This gimmick builds on an idea by Robert Sherman from the 1950s.

1st edition 2021, PDF 4 pages.

2021 / 2 / 26
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Black Jack Hole Card Switch by Brick TilleyThis is an improvement in the handling of the Curry Turnover that makes this move easier to accomplish and more deceptive. A simple get-ready makes the exchange faster and infinitely more rewarding. It was perfected during hundreds of hours behind a Black Jack table without ever once being detected.

It can be used for magical purposes as well. Add this subtle weapon to your card arsenal.

1st edition 2021, PDF 4 pages, video 30 s.

2021 / 1 / 9
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Card in Envelope by Brick TilleyA practical, easy to construct gimmick for accomplishing the effect of getting a selected card to vanish from the deck and be transported into a sealed envelope to be removed by a spectator.

You will receive a PDF and a video (see the digital shelf) explaining the process.

1st edition 2020, PDF + video 1min 9s.

2020 / 12 / 19
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Paint Brush Color Change by Brick TilleyA beautiful color change made popular in the 70s by Walter Cummings. A fan of cards is waved in front of the rest of the pack, causing the face card to change in a dramatic fashion.

1st edition 2020, PDF 4 pages, video 47s.

2020 / 11 / 21
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Mr. Bones: Miracle Thought of Card by Brick TilleyA card is merely thought of by a spectator. The performer writes a prediction on a card and pockets it. The spectator is asked to remove his thought of card from the deck. When the performer's prediction is read aloud by another spectator it is found to match the spectator's card. At no time does the spectator state or reveal his card until after the spectator's thought of card has been read aloud.

This is based on a Harold Taylor idea. The clever method will put a big smile on your face.

1st edition 2020, PDF 4 pages, video 1 min 37 s.

2020 / 10 / 18
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The Flosso Toss by Brick TilleyAn excellent coin vanish made famous by Al Flosso, called "The Coney Island Fakir", taught to the author by Flosso himself in the 1970s. It is within the skill range of even the most untutored student of coin magic. It is highly deceptive while being completely natural in execution.

1st edition 2020, PDF 4 pages, video 35 s.

2020 / 9 / 26
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Charity: Running False Cut by Brick TilleyAn excellent running false cut that is highly deceptive and relatively easy to master. Combine this with any false shuffle.

1st edition 2020, PDF 4 pages, video 26 s.

2020 / 8 / 9
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Legacy: Yin Yang Pot by Brick TilleyThe effect is foolproof, self-contained and easy to perform. Want something different that sets you apart from others presenting standard feats? Here's your chance. Too easy for words. This unique teapot is capable of pouring numerous glasses of different colored sodas and finishes up with a glass of milk or coffee. The teapot can be purchased online.

1st edition 2020, PDF 4 pages, video 1 min 7 s.

2020 / 7 / 19
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Appearing Rose by Brick Tilley

A long stem rose appears in a flash of fire at the performer's fingertips.

Ideal for birthdays, weddings, anniversary wishes, mother's and valentine's day. Some simple construction necessary - nothing complicated. Make your own video greetings with personalized vocal remarks.

1st edition, PDF 1 page, video 44s.

2020 / 7 / 5
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Quick Rope Opener by Brick TilleyTwo equal lengths of rope magically join up to form one solid piece of rope in full view with no cover or excess movements. Simple to construct and a delight to perform. Within the skill range of anyone. It was a favorite of Billy McComb.

1st edition 2020, PDF 3 pages, video 54s.

2020 / 5 / 31
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Shank Shuffle by Brick TilleyThe Shank Shuffle, a full deck false shuffle, was published in 1971 on Ed Marlo's behalf by Jon Racherbaumer. The Zarrow shuffle came out around the same time. New Yorkers backed this method and that overshadowed the Shank method, which may be superior, depending on your point of view. The Shank method is regarded as more convincing by some card handlers. Reading the description can be a bit daunting for the novice. Here is your chance to master the shuffle thanks to a lucid video presentation and a clear text and illustrations.

1st edition 2019, PDF + video (length 23s)...

2020 / 5 / 15
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Inferno: Hole Card Switch by Brick TilleyDuring the 1970's Dai Vernon demonstrated this around the Magic Castle to anyone who was interested. He was quite fond of it. It is a neat, highly deceptive, practical hole card switch using natural actions, something he highly favored.

1st edition 2020, PDF 4 pages, video 12s.

2020 / 2 / 16
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Growing Hank by Brick TilleyMilbourne Christopher demonstrated this in his final lecture at the Magic Castle, revealing that he had taught it to Harry Blackstone, replacing a less deceptive version Blackstone had been doing for years in his show. A small handkerchief, held by opposite corners, is twirled between the hands and seems to grow to massive proportions.

This is highly recommended as an opener, and can lead into a dove production of other effect with the handkerchief.

1st edition 2020, PDF 4 pages, video 48 seconds.

2020 / 1 / 27
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Bouncer: Two Card Monte by Brick TilleyThe addition of a clever device - something you have likely around the house - lifts this old favorite out of the amateur category and makes it a solid mainstay. Nor more of that "one behind the back..." method, this is ideal for walk around, as the reset is automatic.

You will receive a PDF and a video (see your digital shelf).

1st edition 2019, PDF 4 pages, video length 26 s.

2019 / 12 / 28
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The Dark Ride: Deck Switch by Brick TilleyThis is the deck switch from the train car poker game scene in the movie The Sting, executed by John Scarne, renowned gambling expert. It is straight forward and within the range of anyone willing to devote the time necessary to master it. Add it to your skill set. You will receive a PDF and a video (download from your digital shelf).

Here is the clip from The Sting where the switch is executed.

1st edition 2019, PDF 4 pages, video 17s.

2019 / 12 / 15
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The Unkindest Cut by Brick Tilley

A false cut that uses the action of burning a card as misdirection. Particularly useful for cheating at BlackJack.

Chuck Smith was recorded doing this cut. (A letter from Chuck Smith to Brick Tilley is reproduced in the PDF.) He used it to beat players during the years of WWII. The sequence of actions is the following. You first openly cut the cards and complete the cut. Then you take the top card, turn it face up and place it as the bottom card. During the action of burning the top card you undo the cut. The demo video will prove how honest and fair this looks.

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2019 / 11 / 26
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Spirit Slate by Brick TilleyThe Davenport Brothers caused a sensation in the last century by seeming to contact spirits. Leaving messages on blank slates was a common method of achieving this. Flaps, magnets and switching were among the ways to achieve results. Here is your chance to reproduce this phenomenon using an ordinary craft store slate, and a piece of chalk. A blank slate is cleaned as it is shown. Yet a bold chalk message appears without any cover or false moves. A stunning effect that startles onlookers. Easy to perform.

1st edition 2019, 4 pages.

2019 / 11 / 18
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Cut and Restored Balloon by Brick TilleyA unique effect using an ordinary balloon. The performer holds the balloon by the neck. Without any false moves he uses a pair of scissors to cut a small portion of the bottom end off. This cutting action is repeated three more times until all that remains is the neck of the mutilated balloon. Putting this to his lips, he blows into the neck. Immediately the balloon restores itself and inflates to its full size. The performer then pops the balloon using the points of the scissors, startling his audience. This can lead into a dove production if you wish.

1st edition 2019, PDF 4 pages.

2019 / 11 / 9
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Morritt Purse Swindle by Brick TilleyCharles Morritt was able to hold the entire theatre audience spellbound with what was, in essence, a pocket trick. After inviting two members of the audience onstage he would allow them to figuratively change places, thus transcending and descending their social classes using only two purses and four coins. Two copper coins, held by the "workingman", and two gold coins, held by the "uppercrust", change places while being held in purses by each witness. This updated version replaces much of the skill required by substituting gimmicks that can easily be made at home, while retaining the powerful...
2019 / 9 / 27
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Crumbz by Brick TilleyRene Lavand became known around the world for his version of this classic "Two in the hand, One in the pocket" sequence. Using only one hand, a few small balls of some soft substance and a lone coffee cup, he was able to fool and entertain all types of spectators for decades. This, then, is a streamlined, shortened version lasting less than a minute. It plays up the surprises without becoming monotonous. It can be performed silent or using brief patter.

EFFECT: Three small pieces of foam rubber are used along with a coffee cup. Two of the foam balls are placed into the cup. The remaining...

2019 / 9 / 2
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Vanishing Doll by Brick TilleyAlso known as "Ne Plus Ultra" and "Bonus Genus", this was a favorite pocket trick at the turn of the century. Even Houdini was known to have fashioned a crude version of this out of a scrap of wood. Modern day toy companies create small dolls that make handcrafted ones a thing of the past. We located an ideal version at a local 99ยข store, it's a small figurine of a cherub playing on a flute.

EFFECT: A small doll is covered with a cloth. The cloth has a hole in the center, out of it protrudes the doll's head. The head is allowed to drop into the folds of the cloth. Immediately the cloth is shaken...

2019 / 8 / 14
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Spinning Coin by Brick Tilley

A large coin is made to spin on its edge around the inside rim of a metal basin.

This effect was popular over a hundred years ago with all types of performers both for parties and at outdoor venues. The high keening sound made by the coin attracts a large crowd of onlookers who become fixated by the combination of sight and sound.

You will receive both a PDF and a video.

1st edition 2019, 4 pages + video length 23s.

2019 / 7 / 23
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Mental Photography Deck by Brick TilleyA short, to-the-point routine for the mental photography, or nudist, deck that does not require the use of a table. An ideal effect for opening a close-up performance. It requires little skill beyond a few straight cuts of the deck, which means you can focus on the presentation. Full patter is included. Albert Goshman included this effect among his wonders for good reason.

All you will get here is the routine, the patter. You will have to supply your own nudist deck.

1st edition 2019, 4 pages.

2019 / 6 / 8
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The Noodle Trick by Brick TilleyThe performer extends his arm and a paper streamer appears. This is gathered up, placed in a bowl. Water is added. Using chopsticks the water is stirred, and the paper streamer transforms into real noddles you can eat. A Chinese classic.

Everything is explained in a PDF and a video.

1st edition 2019, 4 pages, video length 2:12.

2019 / 5 / 27
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Instant Camera by Brick TilleyA delightful give-away consisting of a hand made paper camera that appears to develop a pencil sketch of the photographed subject or a selected card. Easy to construct from stiff paper or cardboard.

1st edition 2019, PDF 4 pages, video 1 min 20 sec.

2019 / 5 / 4
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Ghost Cards by Brick TilleyDisplay four cards printed on both sides and the cards go blank on both sides. The effect is reversed and you end up with four printed cards again.

The instructions take you through step by step, which is easy to follow including illustrations. No difficult sleight-of-hand.

You will need a blank face and four blank back cards.

1st edition 2019, 4 pages.

2019 / 4 / 20
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Gypsy Switch by Brick TilleyA shortened, up-to-date version of the 11 Dollar Bill Short Change routine. As a finish, the bills are sealed in an envelope. Upon opening, the envelope is found to contain pieces of newspaper. Here is a demo of the count only:

1st edition 2019, PDF 4 pages + 2 videos

2019 / 4 / 6
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Flat Out: cards through newspaper by Brick TilleyA matrix effect using playing cards instead of coins. A simplified and better version of Albert Goshman's classic cards through the newspaper (Genii vol. 30, June 1966).

1st edition 2019, 4 pages + videos.

2019 / 4 / 1
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Glass Production by Brick TilleyThe production of a glass of liquid from under a hat as performed by Jimmy Haviland, called the last of the street conjurors, in 1986. Includes a video tutorial.

1st edition 2019, PDF + video

2019 / 2 / 25
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Quick Linking Rings by Brick TilleyYou use a trio of three inch craft store hoops in an up-to-date routine that takes less than thirty seconds to perform. By resisting the temptation to overdo this classic you will surprise audiences with a modern day upgrade. Includes a tutorial video.

1st edition 2019, video length 47s

2019 / 1 / 29
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Inexhaustible Bag by Brick TilleyProduce six multi-colored corsage-type flower boxes on ribbons from an empty paper bag. You will receive a PDF and two videos that will teach you the details.

1st edition 2018, 4 pages, 2 videos.

2018 / 10 / 29
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Ball and Cone by Brick TilleyThis is a much later version of Slydini's classic routine cut down to a length more suited to today's short audience attention span. Any unnecessary moves have been eliminated. The sequence is written for right hand performers.

You will also receive a video with further explanations and demonstrations.

1st edition 2018, 3 pages + video

2018 / 10 / 15
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Going Nowhere: dime and penny matchbox by Brick TilleyA totally self-working mystery that can be constructed for very little time and expense that leaves your audience completely puzzled.

Display a penny. Cover it with a matchbox. The penny has changed into a dime. Open the matchbox. The penny has traveled into the matchbox.

1st edition 2018, 3 pages + video

2018 / 5 / 29
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At Last: card index by Brick TilleyA practical card index that is optimized for fast withdrawal of any card from a standard 52-card deck.

1st edition 2018, 4 pages + video

2018 / 3 / 25
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Spirit Glass by Brick TilleyCause a glass hanging from a string to mysteriously chime whenever and how often you wish, with nothing to see for the spectators. It is a wonderful audiophile effect.

Here is the chiming again with clearer audio.

1st edition 2018, 4 pages + 2 videos

2018 / 2 / 25
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Production Box by Brick TilleyThis is an updated version of the classic Tipover Box. It allows for a very casual and innocent handling. (Includes PDF and video.)

1st edition 2018, 4 pages.

2018 / 1 / 1
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Bowled Over by Brick TilleyProduce three coins from two empty rice bowls.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

2017 / 10 / 31
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The Enchanted Watering Can by Brick TilleyThis is one of the oldest and best tricks from China. Water appears in an empty can, is poured out into a cup, poured back into the can, only to mysteriously return to the cup.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

2017 / 10 / 16
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The Spider and The Fly by Brick TilleyOne of Dai Vernon's favorite casual effects. The double vanish and reappearing of a coin.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

2017 / 8 / 2
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Chinese Cups and Balls by Brick TilleyBrick Tilley learned this routine in China from Mr. Fu in 1980. It is a 'cups and balls' routine but is performed with two rice bowls and three balls which appear to be small pieces of fruits. They are not really pieces of fruits but that is what they look like. Details of what they are and how to make them is in the ebook.

The video below is part one of a four part routine.

1st edition 2017, 5 pages.

2017 / 7 / 24
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Dr. Hekyll and Mr. Hype by Brick TilleyThis is a beautiful chip or coin change move. It was taught by Pressley Guitar to Brick Tilley in the 1970s. It is not easy to do. It will require a good amount of practice. But once mastered it is super clean and magical. Watch the video below.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

2017 / 6 / 7
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Double Eidetic Change by Brick TilleyAn advancement on Ed Marlo's iconic card change. See video below. You can only perform this at a table with an assistant.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

2017 / 5 / 21
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Bug House by Brick TilleyA streamlined version of Ray Grismer's Shorty Routine.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

2017 / 5 / 14
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Mermade by Brick TilleyA curious effect from the Philippines, circa 1946. A paper cut-out of a man and a bowl both cling to the wall in a mysterious manner. The bowl is filled with water and a lighted candle floats in it, creating an elegant display. Requires a setup and a gimmick - all explained in this ebook.

1st edition 2017, 5 pages.

2017 / 4 / 20
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