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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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70 Top Effects From 70 Years of Magician's Magazines by Brick Tilley

Brick Tilley has been a student of magic for decades. In particular he read magic magazines and kept notes about the best and most interesting effects, tips, tricks and articles. In this unusual ebook, he shares the 70 best and most interesting items to read, taken from eight magazines, spanning the last 70 years.

However, note that you are only getting the reference where you will find the article and a short description of what it is and why it should be of interest to you. You don't get the actual articles. You need to have the magazines to read the articles. Several of them are available...

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Albert's Spongeballs by Brick Tilley

When you think of Albert Goshman what usually comes to mind is his coins under the saltshakers. Unfortunately, this, like Rene Lavand's crumb trick, takes a lifetime of devotion to master. But Albert left us something else, his revolutionary take on the sponge balls. This startling effect is within the skill range of every serious student of magic. If you already perform this in some form, you can add his version in minutes, after acquiring a few easily obtained supplies. You may already have them among your props.

Also included is a suggestion for an astounding opening effect to add to your sponge ball...

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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.

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At Last: card index by Brick Tilley

A practical card index that is optimized for fast withdrawal of any card from a standard 52-card deck.

1st edition 2018, 4 pages + video

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Baccarat or Blackjack Switch by Brick Tilley

A two card switch for Baccarat or Blackjack that paralyzed casinos in the 80's. As clean a move as you could hope for. Excellent as part of a gambling exposé.

1st edition 2021, PDF 3 pages, video 22 s.

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Ball and Cone by Brick Tilley

This 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

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Ball and Vase by Brick Tilley

This is one of the oldest magic tricks in history. The routine was developed by Ed Marlo and allows the performer to discard the shell during the performance. See video below.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

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Black Jack Hole Card Switch by Brick Tilley

This 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.

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Bouncer: Two Card Monte by Brick Tilley

The 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.

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Bowled Over by Brick Tilley

Produce three coins from two empty rice bowls.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

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Bug House by Brick Tilley

A streamlined version of Ray Grismer's Shorty Routine.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

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Cannibal Cards by Brick Tilley

This is a delightful departure from the standard card effect due to its ingenious patter line and startling conclusion. First conceived in the 1970s, the visual of four "cannibal" cards devouring a pair of "missionary" cards stands out in the memory of spectators. A welcomed addition to your bag of tricks.

1st edition 2021, PDF 2 pages, video 42 seconds.

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Card in Envelope by Brick Tilley

A 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.

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Card Rise Through Finger by Brick Tilley

A 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...

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Charity: Running False Cut by Brick Tilley

An 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.

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China's Song by Brick Tilley

This is China's version of the Three Shell Game or the Three Card Monte Game. It is played with three sticks held between the fingers of one hand. One stick has a little string tied to it. The task for the spectator is to identify the stick with the string. As you can imagine this is a crooked game and the performer decides when he lets you win. This game was brought by Ching Ling Foo to America in 1899.

1st edition 2016, 4 pages.

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Chinese Cups and Balls by Brick Tilley

Brick 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.

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Close Up Magic by Brick Tilley

Three updated effects from Ottokar Fischer's Illustrated Magic, double card to wallet, and a unique false cut ... and more.

  • The Fischer Series
  • - The Miniature Silk Handkerchief
  • - A Snobbish Coin
  • - Four Englishmen
  • Silver to Copper
  • Double Card to Wallet
  • The Lost Cut
  • Katie's Favorite

1st digital edition 2012, 16 pages.

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Comedy Electric Deck by Brick Tilley

This old standby has been given a make-over by adding a comedy ending that revitalizes the handling and assures the performer a laugh and a round of applause. Get that deck out of the drawer and breathe new life into it. (Requires you to have or get a so-called "Electric Deck" which can be purchased new typically below $10.)

1st edition 2021, PDF 1 page, video 38s.

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Crumbz by Brick Tilley

Rene 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...

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Cut and Restored Balloon by Brick Tilley

A 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.

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Deluxe Three Card Monte by Brick Tilley

The most streamlined, concise version of this classic ever created. Only four phases, but each of the last three could stand alone as the finish. No longer a tepid guessing game, now you can present this gem as a true work of art, filled with stunning surprises. Distilled from over 40 years of trial and error. Foolproof.

1st edition 2021; PDF 2 pages, video 1 min 43 s.

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Double Eidetic Change by Brick Tilley

An 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.

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Dr. Hekyll and Mr. Hype by Brick Tilley

This 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.

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Elegant Scarecrows by Brick Tilley

Four Oriental Mysteries using water in ways that will set you apart from other magicians.

  • The Water Act (Bundar Boat Fountain, Hindu street trick from Bombay, 1907; see video below)
  • Spouting Water Bowl
  • Water Bowls
  • Chinese Water Cups (see below for a demo)

1st edition 2016, 4 pages.

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Eye Candy by Brick Tilley

The spectator selects, remembers, and returns a card to the deck. Without any unnecessary handling the performer counts down to its value, then spells the suit. The selected card is turned over at the end of this counting/spelling sequence.

Based on a trick by Frederick Mosteller in 1943 that used two decks. This is a streamlined and more commercial one deck version.

1st edition 2016, 4 pages.

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Fine Art of Palming Cards by Brick Tilley

Palming 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)

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Fire Lantern by Brick Tilley

A square-shaped paper chimney is ignited. When it has burned to a cinder the remaining ash floats mysteriously up to the ceiling before descending back to the performer's outstretched hand. Entirely safe and under the performer's control at all times. An excellent effect to be combined with fortune-telling or mentalism. A thing of subtle beauty.

1st edition 2021; PDF 2 pages, video 15 s.

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Flat Out: cards through newspaper by Brick Tilley

A 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.

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Ghost Cards by Brick Tilley

Display 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.

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Glass Production by Brick Tilley

The 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

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Going Nowhere: dime and penny matchbox by Brick Tilley

A 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

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Gone by Brick Tilley

A knot is fairly tied in a short length of string. A gentle shake and the knot dissolves. No threads, magnets or false moves. Perfect for close-up or street. See video below.

1st edition 2016, 4 pages.

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Growing Hank by Brick Tilley

Milbourne 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.

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Gypsy Switch by Brick Tilley

A 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

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Hofzinser Ghost Card by Brick Tilley

A modern version of this classic gaffed card. Detailed are the two methods: splitting cards and printing them yourself to achieve this mysterious effect. Included is a self-printed example. This card has a matte finish that is enhanced by the candlelight used to effect the transformation. This is a remarkable illusion that takes no skill and differs greatly from Hofzinser's original construction. As seen in the video, the image seems to melt from one card value to another. Simple in construction.

1st edition 2021, PDF + gimmicked card

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