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J. B. Bobo

J. B. Bobo

(11th February 1910 - 12th September 1996)

Christened with initials only. Born in Texarkana, Texas. This American's unusual name is legitimately come by, being his French immigrant great-grandfather's legal contraction of Beaubeaux to accomodate his new neighbors. Inspired by seeing Eugene Laurant on the Chatauqua circuit. Taught first tricks at age c14 by Ed Reno, Eugene Laurant, and a travelling salesman. Studied the Tarbell Course in 1927. Pro close-up and kid-show stage magician since c1928, having given nearly 14,000 shows throughout the USA, but mainly in Texas and the central states. 1978 AMA Literary Fellowship. Lectured throughout the States, mostly at school assemblies.

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J. B. Bobo
The New Modern Coin Magic (used) by J. B. Bobo

Hardcover with dustjacket in good condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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J. B. Bobo
Watch This One! (used) by J. B. Bobo

Original blue pictorial cover. A clean tight copy. Small stain on back cover. For details on contents see the digital edition

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J. B. Bobo
Watch This One! by J. B. Bobo

This ebook features a variety of strong and easy to perform tricks. Of course, as the author of Modern Coin Magic Bobo includes a solid section on coin tricks, but he also teaches routines with cards, thimbles, rope, and there is also a detailed section on sleeving. Bobo was a master of it.

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter I: New Card Technique
    • Multiple Card Control
    • Bottom Up
    • Bottom Peek
    • Top Peek
    • U Peek, I Peek
    • Color Change
    • The Ebling Crimp
  • Chapter II: Keys And Tricks Therewith
    • A New Key Card
    • The Isolated Key
    • Stop Card Trick
    • Found
    • Bobo Locatrix
    • In His Hands
    • Telepathic Miracle
    • Two Backward...
★★★★★ $5
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J. B. Bobo
The New Modern Coin Magic by J. B. Bobo

Without a doubt this is the most comprehensive textbook on coin magic. It is the revised and greatly enlarged version of Modern Coin Magic.

A modern treatise of ways of concealing, producing, altering and multiplying coins from the empty hands. The most complete manual of coin magic ever produced. Some of the subjects covered are:

  • Palms
  • Switches
  • Steals
  • Vanishes
  • Cuffing
  • Sleeving
  • Coin Boxes
  • Shells
  • Trick Coins
  • Routines
Bobo's New Modern Coin Magic brings a new form of entertainment to the magic world. Coin magic can be performed any time, anywhere, on the spur of the moment. With Bobo's basic...
★★★★★ $34.90
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J. B. Bobo
Bobo Magic Show by J. B. Bobo

While you probably know Bobo from his classic Modern Coin Magic, he also was America's most famous school show performer and he was extremely successful in this field. In this ebook, he includes effects and presentations by the dozen. Loaded with photographs and drawings.

  • How It All Happened
  • The Joy Of Entertaining Children And Making A Good Living Out Of It
  • The Road To Success In School Assembly Shows
  • The School Show
  • The Way To Go
  • A Useful Approach
  • Note On Angle Tricks
  • Do The Trick!
  • Using Kids From The Audience
  • Gags, Jokes, And Bits Of Business
  • Packing
  • Opening Patter
  • Programs
  • Audacity
  • Building...
★★★★★ $29.95
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J. B. Bobo
Modern Coin Magic by J. B. Bobo

Some regard this book as the bible of coin magic. And it is indeed packed with moves and tricks. To be precise, there are 116 coin sleights and 236 coin tricks. If you consider adding a coin trick to your program look no further. This is the book for you. Any other book about coins references this one.

Paul Fleming wrote:

This is a book to delight the hearts of amateur magicians which means, of course, most members of the magic fraternity - because nearly all of the performing done by amateurs is, almost inevitably, close-up, impromptu magic; and coin conjuring lends itself particularly well to that...

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