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Ian Adair

Born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland on 20 Dec 1940. At age 7 or 8 inspired by and learned from a gift box of tricks and The Boys Book of Magic. Amateur debut at charity benefits, specializing in dove and childrens magic. Pet effect: Catching Doves in a Net. Pro since 1957 when he joined Supreme Magic Co as assistant to Edwin Hooper. In 1960 used stage name of "MagicIAN Adair". Made MIMC in 1972. General Manager of Supreme Magic Co since 1987. From 1995 owner of Abracadair Magic Ltd in Barnstaple, Devon.

Inventor or improver of over 3,000 effects, all marketed. Prolific author with over 150 books and booklets on magic and allied arts, including the popular 5-volume Encyclopedia of Dove Magic (1968-87) and The Encyclopedia of Children's Magic (1991, 414pp).

Editor of Trixigram and Magical Express (1994-96, 10 issues). Many articles in Genii, Abra, Magigram, New Pentagram, Wizard, Magic Wand, Magical Digest, Budget, MUM, etc. 4 Linking Ring awards for "Parades".

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The Bank Note in Lemon Trick Plus by Edwin Hooper & Ian AdairA borrowed bank note, of any denomination, is marked with the initials of the owner, and wrapped in a handkerchief. A borrowed and examined lemon is placed under a tumbler. The bank note is commanded to leave the handkerchief, and is found inside the lemon.

1st edition 1983, 8 pages; 1st digital edition 2018, 7 pages.

2018 / 7 / 12
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The Electric Chairs by Edwin Hooper & Ian AdairThis is probably one of the most ancient of all comedy effects and yet strong enough and entertaining enough, still to be a part of the performance of many leading entertainers.

This ebook tells you everything you need to know. It requires showmanship and command of the stage, because you will have to make spectators instant stooges and get them in on the act.

1st edition 1982, 8 pages; 1st digital edition 2018, 7 pages.

2018 / 2 / 21
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Twenty Stunts with a Rubber Hand by Edwin Hooper & Ian AdairIn this rare manuscript you will find several gags and stunts (exactly 21) that you can use with a rubber hand, which you can insert into your show in many ways to create laughter and mystery. There are some very funny and entertaining ideas here. Have fun!

1st digital edition 2017, PDF 4 pages.

2017 / 11 / 20
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Fun with a Banana by Edwin Hooper & Ian Adair30 gags with a latex Banana

Edwin Hooper and Ian Adair within the pages of this manuscript give us over 30 gags, ideas and routines with latex bananas. Many of the gags can be also worked with a plastic or sponge banana. A banana is a comedy prop itself, this is sure, but when you add the Edwin & Ian's touch, then you can be sure your audience will laugh and be entertained.

If you do "Comedy Magic" or "Children Magic", this is a must for you. Here is a partial list of the gags you will find explained in the manuscript:

  • Banana Split
  • Banana Sandwich
  • Ring Ring...
  • Squeaking Banana ...
2015 / 6 / 26
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A1 Magic by Ian AdairFirst class magic from Ian Adair. In this ebook there is something for everyone. A lot of children magic, general magic, mental magic, card magic and close-up magic, all in the classic Adair's style. All the tricks described in the ebook are easy to do.

Here is a list of the tricks explained in the ebook:

  • PERSONALITY PIPE
  • BANG-BANG SILK
  • SUCKER SILK CHANGE
  • SILKEN SPACE SORCERY
  • LINK-UP
  • MICKMORENCY THE MOUSE
  • NOT-A-SAUSAGE!
  • INKED!
  • FREE CHOICE BOOK TEST
  • TWO USING THE CLASSIC SAND FRAME
  • RATTLE BELLS
  • BAFFLING BOOK-TEST
  • A PASSING DOUBLE
  • HINGE-OVER PRODUCTION TUBE
  • 3 FROM IAN ADAIR ...
2013 / 8 / 3
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Ian Adair Lecture Demonstration by Ian AdairAdair has always been a prolific creator of magical effects. Several stage magic and card magic effects are explained with beautiful illustrations. Some of the effects you will find explained are:

SEE - THROUGH FOLDER
This is a quick appearance of four silks in a simple folder. The silks appear visibly and are seen through a window in the folder.

SILKEN BUTTERFLY
A pretty conceit with a plaque, showing a picture of a butterfly and with four cut-out holes on the butterfly wings. Coloured silks represent the colours on the butterfly, they are removed, placed into a beaker from which they...

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