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Dariel Fitzkee

Dariel Fitzkee

(14th May 1898 - 1977)

Born in Annawan, Illinois. Pen name of Dariel Fitzroy. Acoustical engineer in San Rafael, California. Semi-pro magician. Toured an unsuccessful full-evening show 1939-40. Reportedly dropped magic in disgust.

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Dariel Fitzkee
Misdirection for Magicians (used) by Dariel Fitzkee

Softcover stapled. Cover soiled. For details on content see the digital edition.

2020 / 1 / 9
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Dariel Fitzkee
Rings In Your Fingers (used) by Dariel Fitzkee

Green hardcover pictorial embossed. Inside cover with exlibris of Charles L. Rulfs. For details on the content see the digital edition.

2020 / 1 / 9
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Dariel Fitzkee
Misdirection for Magicians by Dariel Fitzkee

This is an early version of what would eventually become Magic by Misdirection.

A detailed analytical treatment of the principles and methods. Explores the psychological basis and its adaptation to the performance of magic. Many detailed ruses included covering the entire field. How to develop misdirection to fit all situations. What it is and how it works. The first concrete work on a subject that is common to all effects and all performers.

Paul Fleming wrote:

Every magician knows - or ought to know - that misdirection plays a vital part in the creation of a perfect conjuring illusion. We recall, as an outstanding...

2019 / 9 / 9
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Dariel Fitzkee
Rings In Your Fingers by Dariel Fitzkee

A complete text on methods, mechanical devices, moves, techniques, figures, artifices, routines, etc., for performing one of the great classics in the repertoire of magic. It includes modern improvements, suggestions and ideas, together with routines eliminating the use of the key.

Paul Fleming wrote:

Once Dariel Fitzkee has determined to track down a magic trick or a principle of conjuring, there is virtually no stopping him until he has exhausted his subject; and the poor quarry has little chance of escaping its pursuer and the searching inquiry which will pierce its innermost secrets and bare them...

2018 / 11 / 29
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Dariel Fitzkee
The Only Six Ways to Restore a Rope (Rope Eternal) by Dariel Fitzkee

Create your own custom versions of the popular cut and restored rope effect.

Dariel Fitzkee applied his world-renowned Trick Brain method to completely analyze and dissemble the Cut and Restored Rope effect into its basic components. Fitzkee's patient explanations and diagrams examine the six basic principles of all rope, cord and string effects, allowing the clever performer to pick and choose the methods that best fit his or her performing style to develop diabolically clever and unique rope routines.

Along the way, you'll learn the secrets to several past and present commercial rope effects that...

2018 / 1 / 23
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Dariel Fitzkee
Jumbo Card Manipulation by Dariel Fitzkee

In this ebook Dariel Fitzkee translates a range of moves and sleights from regular sized cards to jumbo sized cards. You will be surprised how many moves can actually be done with jumbo cards.

1st edition 1929, PDF 31 pages; illustrated

  1. Contents
  2. Preface
  3. Giant Cards
  4. My Own Pass
  5. My Own Pass
  6. The Pack
  7. A Stripper Principle
  8. An Added Feature
  9. Two Reversing Ideas
  10. Handling The Giant Cards
  11. Shuffling Giant Cards
  12. The Riffle Shuffle
  13. A Reversing Principal
  14. Riffle Shuffle
  15. Springing The Cards
  16. Other Flourishes
  17. The Snap
  18. Other Sleights
  19. Another Pass
  20. The Screened Vanish
  21. To Regain Card
  22. The...
2009 / 6 / 11
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Dariel Fitzkee
Linking Ring Manipulation by Dariel Fitzkee

This is an important work on linking rings. It includes Fitzkee's "The Oriental Rings" routine.

34 pages

  1. Contents
  2. Preface
  3. The Old Routine
  4. Methods Of Gaining Possession Of Concealed Key Ring
  5. The Box Method
  6. The Japanese Basket
  7. The Newspaper
  8. The Table
  9. The Handkerchief
  10. Other Concealments
  11. Body Concealment
  12. The Oriental Rings
  13. The Apparatus
  14. Preparation
  15. The Presentation
  16. The Wrist Count
  17. The Drop Count
  18. The Single Ring Count
  19. An Exchange
  20. A Namreh Solid Ring Move
  21. The Clash Link
  22. Key Steal
  23. Laurant's Clash
  24. Triple Chain Substitution
  25. To Remove The Center From The Triple Chain
  26. The...
2009 / 5 / 19
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Dariel Fitzkee
The Trick Brain by Dariel Fitzkee

This is book two from Fitzkee's trilogy and is unlike any other book ever written on magic. It was the first book (and to my knowledge the only book) to attack magic methods from a scientific standpoint. Fitzkee develops here a classification of effects, from appearances to vanishes, and then describes a system to invent or develop new trick plots. This is an invention system. I would say it is one way to invent new trick plots. But even if you are not of the scientific sort, the classification and discussion of magic effects and methods is a tremendous resource to expand your horizon and think...

2006 / 8 / 12
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Dariel Fitzkee
Magic by Misdirection by Dariel Fitzkee

This volume, book three in the trilogy, is all about the psychology in magic. Mechanics alone, a sleight or move, are not sufficient to produce a strong magic effect. Dexterity by itself is more like juggling. Only if misdirection, the psychological aspect of deception, is added into the mix, will one be able to create a truly magic experience.

There aren't many good works on misdirection. This is one of the must read ebooks, a classic in the theory of magic. A shorter but modern discussion of misdirection can be read in Pocket Power by Jarle Leirpoll.

Paul Fleming wrote:

Several years ago, in our examination (Review No....

2006 / 8 / 11
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Dariel Fitzkee
Showmanship for Magicians by Dariel Fitzkee

Dariel Fitzkee authored one of the best trilogies on magic theory. This volume, book one in the trilogy, primarily deals with theoretical aspects of a magic performance. This book has been cited numerous times and is one of the standard works every serious magician should read. Fitzkee has a very analytical mind and describes his thoughts clearly. As with any theory not everyone will agree with every detail and every suggestion. Regardless of if you fully subscribe to Fitzkee's thinking or not, there is plenty to learn from his writings.

Paul Fleming wrote:

Several years ago, Dariel Fitzkee wrote a...

2006 / 8 / 10
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Dariel Fitzkee
Contact Mind Reading Expanded by Dariel Fitzkee

The original edition of this book was selected among the best books of 1935 by John Mulholland, editor of The Sphinx. Contact mind reading or 'muscle reading' is probably the next best thing to genuine mind reading. It doesn't require any gimmicks, codes or confederates. It is based on involuntary subtle clues spectators give. This is one of the best texts ever written on this subject.

Paul Fleming wrote:

Though we personally have been witnessing mindreading acts for some forty years and presenting tests in thought-transference for more than thirty, we have never attempted to perform, and indeed have never actually seen, the...

2005 / 9 / 10
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