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Modern Magicians Hand BookWilliam John Hilliar
What an excellent book. The quality of the material is outstanding. What makes this book particularly rare is a chapter on juggling and how to fake great juggle skills. I have yet to see another book on magic with such an extensive chapter on juggling. You will also find the obligatory chapter on shadowgraphy, a good write up of black art, and large sections on cards, coins, and tricks with many other props. You will find billiard ball manipulation as well as stage tricks with large apparatus.
1st edition, 1902, Frederick J. Drake & Co, Chicago; 440 pages; PDF 325 pages.
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How to Kill a HecklerBarnaby
How to Kill a Heckler is a whimsical look at what an entertainer can face on stage from the bane of his existence – The Heckler. It analyzes The Heckler, categorizes types of hecklers and offers advice on how to silence them – for good – with any of a couple hundred one-liners. A must read for entertainers, speakers, or anyone for that matter, who could use some ammunition to do away with an annoying loudmouth.
This ebook does not only give you hundreds of lines to choose from and alter to fit your needs, Barnaby also analyses the various heckler types and the underlying psychology....
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New Juggling TricksEllis Stanyon
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Roping: Trick and Fancy Rope SpinningChester Byers
Exhibition rope spinning is a hundred-year-old American sport with strong Mexican roots, born amid the sights, sounds, smells and excitement of the great American West. One of the best of the old-time champion rope spinners was Chester Byers. When he wrote this book, he had behind him twenty years' experience of spinning his rope into rolls, figure 8's and zigzags in stampedes, rodeos, roundups and frontier days all over the country. He has a good way with words too, and if you'll follow his directions, you'll soon find yourself managing the rope like an old hand.
Besides being a wonderful...
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Manual of JugglingMax Holden
This is a wonderful introduction to juggling, covering a wide variety of branches in the world of juggling - from balls to plates, clubs to hats and other objects.
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Fancy Cycling for LadiesCaroline Creyke
This is an early article on trick riding and formation riding. It describes the near mount, flying mount, dismount, how to stand still on a cycle. the Siamese ride and others.
It also describes with diagrams what I would call formation riding, where several riders trace a particular pattern resulting in beautiful figures and combinations. The figures described are the Double Circle, the Maze and the Maypole.
1st edition 1897; 8 pages.
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Bernard's Lesson on Dice Stacking Teach-InLewis Ganson & Bobby Bernard
Bobby Bernard teaches you how to stack dice featuring Bobby's presentation of School for Croupiers. This was part of the famous Ganson Teach-In series originally published by Supreme Magic Inc. Rights are now owned by Martin Breese whom we thank for the kind permission to reproduce this booklet.
[Get the full collection of all 17 Teach-Ins at a huge discount.
1st edition 1979; original 23 pages; PDF 27 pages.
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Madness Volume 1Daniel Madison
22 minutes video - 19 page PDF ebook - 8 powerful effects
This is best described as 'contact juggling with cards' - incredible. You will learn cuts, tosses, slides, as well as some magical effects such as transformations and transpositions. Great music by Daniel himself. Very gritty, powerful material for the hard core card handler.
Many of the 'pure magicians' might not like this. It is essentially all flourishes. But it is wonderfully acrobatic. I love this kind of manipulation. It is one direction modern card magic is going to follow. If you want to learn something impressive, something...
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Mr. Dice Stacking and FriendsMr. Dice Stacking
Here you can watch and study the best moves of some of the best dice stackers in the world: Annika Wahl, Janine Krauskopf, Clemens Schlink, Thomas Fischbach, Jannick Zittlau, Donato Marro.
You will find anything from crazy point landings, juggling, cross overs, backhands, super fast stacking, downstacks, downstairs, and much more - mind blowing dexterity and control. But with practice you can learn these and other moves, too. Keep in mind that this is not really a teaching video where moves are broken down for you to learn. You will see the pros do the moves for real and you can certainly...
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Mr. Dice Stacking BasicsMr. Dice Stacking
Learn the basics of dice stacking. You can go from zero to stacking four dice in half an hour to an hour of practicing, assuming you have good instructions and good equipment.
In this video you will receive clear step by step instructions to first master the basic back and forth sweep motion, then the dice pickup and finally the stack. You will also understand why it all works.
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Circus Gestern HeuteBerthold Lang
This is the journal of the Circus Museum in Vienna, Austria. It covers all the circus arts from clowning to juggling and from animal acts to acrobats. It also features a good amount of magic. It is written in German and has a lot of wonderful articles about circus history. The many photos and reproductions makes this journal even of interest to non-German speakers.
It appeared from January 1981 until July 2002, a total of 40 issues and 1248 pages.
Some of the artists featured on its covers are Enrico Rastelli, Arthur Strohschneider, Karli Rebernigg, Elfi Althoff-Jacobi, Flavio Togni, Anita...
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The Basics of Knife ThrowingKen Tabor Jr.
A no nonsense introduction to knife throwing. Ken shows you how you can start throwing knives without spending a lot of money. He covers all the basics that will have you throwing and hitting your targets in no time.
1st edition 2011; 28 pages.
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"I'm not a big fan of twirls flourishes but the way Maciej does them it is really beautiful!" - Dominik MastrianniEkaf is 'fake' reversed. The reason for this title is that these card flourishes and manipulations look stunning and difficult, but are for the most part relatively easy to do. It is therefore the ideal entry routine for somebody to get into flourishes,...
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Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes DVD 1Jerry Cestkowski
"Perhaps the top dog today is Jerry Cestkowski....Jerry has written a hefty book on the esoteric subject of flourishes that is the most comprehensive treatment extant." - Jon RacherbaumerYou might think that some of these crazy flourishes are impossible to do. You might think they are 'made up'. Well, here is your proof that Jerry can do all of them and then some. This is a performance-only download DVD. It does, however, include many invaluable suggestions for routining flourishes and making even the most mundane move look spectacular.
See the Flourishman perform every flourish in Chapters 1 through...
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Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes DVD 2Jerry Cestkowski
"I firmly believe that the Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes is destined to become a true classic and I do not hesitate to give this book my highest recommendation. Buy this now." - Steve Brooks, Owner, The Magic CafeYou might think that some of these crazy flourishes are impossible to do. You might think they are 'made up'. Well, here is your proof that Jerry can do all of them and then some. This is a performance-only download DVD. It does, however, include many invaluable suggestions for routining flourishes and making even the most mundane move look spectacular.
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Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes DVD 3Jerry Cestkowski
"I've been performing card fans for years in my stage and close-up acts and often receive compliments from audience members about them. But Cestkowski embodies perfection in his fanning work that is downright intimidating." - Wayne Kawamoto, About.comYou might think that some of these crazy flourishes are impossible to do. You might think they are 'made up'. Well, here is your proof that Jerry can do all of them and then some. This is a performance-only download DVD. It does, however, include many invaluable suggestions for routining flourishes and making even the most mundane move look...
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Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes DVD 4Jerry Cestkowski
"The definitive book on the subject....This book oozes quality. Get it while you can. It is my pride and joy book." - Harry Scott, MagicBunny.co.ukYou might think that some of these crazy flourishes are impossible to do. You might think they are 'made up'. Well, here is your proof that Jerry can do all of them and then some. This is a performance-only download DVD. It does, however, include many invaluable suggestions for routining flourishes and making even the most mundane move look spectacular.
See the Flourishman perform every flourish in Chapters 9 through 12 of what is already...
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Encyclopedia of Playing Card FlourishesJerry Cestkowski
"Fantastic book. It will influence a new generation of artists." - Jeff McBride, Las Vegas HeadlinerThe Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes is the first of its kind. This current, comprehensive treatment of fancy card manipulation (XCM - extreme card manipulation, contact juggling with cards, card flourishes and cardistry) will teach you everything from the Charlier Pass to juggling cards. This encyclopedia has already become a modern classic, the bible for anybody interested to manipulate playing cards in astounding and artistic manner. With 2,800 photographs and a wealth of informative...
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Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes DVDs 1-4Jerry Cestkowski
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Dice DexterityAudley V. Walsh
From the introduction
While some of the sleights are not new, many improvements have been made. Too, many of the ideas incorporated in this book are Audley's own brain children and have never seen the light of print before.
Let it be known that dice stacking and dice manipulation have been used and known to the world's greatest dice men in gambling casinos for hundreds of years. Here is your chance to learn and do the feats which have made them legendary for their skill.
Magic dice. They stack up, vanish, appear, grow larger, shrink smaller, and act in general like they were...
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Juggling SecretsWill Goldston
1st edition 1911, 96 pages; PDF 64 pages.
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Dice StackingTodd Strong
Dice stacking is not only magical, but it is fun too. The art of scooping up a series of dice and stacking them one on top of the other is not nearly as hard as it looks. Professional juggler and entertainer Todd Strong has developed a method to easily teach you how to stack dice. In fact, using Todd's methods, you can learn to stack dice proficiently in just a few short hours.
Being a juggler, Todd has created numerous unique and highly visual dice stacking techniques, many of which magicians have never seen before, including fantastic aerial dice moves and two-handed stacking. You will...
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The Modern ManipulatorCarl Martell
This, originally written in 1910, juggling and magic book is (for the most part) still very relevant. Besides the insights you will gain about juggling and magic in the late 1800s, you will also learn about forgotten routines that you can use to enrich your repertoire with and that would still play very well in your act today. You will get the original script as written by Carl Martell. It is an exciting read for jugglers, variety performers; and sleight of hand, close-up, and stage magicians alike. You will read about the workings behind some long-forgotten vaudeville juggling stunts, magic...
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Learn to JuggleNiels Duinker
Juggling is fun, and with this ebook, you will learn the basics. You will learn how to juggle up to 4 balls, so you can amaze your friends. This ebook also includes plenty of juggling jokes and gags that are guaranteed to get smiles and laughs form everyone you share them with.
Juggling improves hand-eye coordination and is a fun exercise. People will literally applaud you for your work-out.
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If You Are a Juggler ...Alexander Kiss
Alexander Kiss wrote, If You are a Juggler in the USSR in 1970. Now that it finally has been translated into English, we can all learn from this Russian circus icon and master juggler. In 1969 Alexander won the Rastelli Award, given to the top juggler in the world.
In this ebook, Alexander Kiss shares his life's work while also offering insights to jugglers and other performers alike. From stories of juggling greats to descriptions of their famed tricks, this is a collection of valuable information to all who read it.
Learn Alexander's thoughts about proper practice technique, how to...
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The Art of Modern JugglingThomas "Anglo" Horton
Anglo was the stage name of Australian juggler Thomas Horton, who was born in 1879 in North Adelaide, South Australia. He learned to juggle as a boy and created many original routines. He was eventually billed as Australia's Greatest Juggler.
When Anglo traveled to London for an engagement in 1903, he met with the Hamley Brothers, owners of the world's oldest toy store and toy company. The Hamley Brothers agreed to published the world's first full-length book about juggling, written by Anglo, titled The Art of Modern Juggling. The book was published in 1907 and is one of the rarest juggling...
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Born on the Highwire: The Autobiography of Arthur DuchekPatrick Davison
Arthur Duchek, born (almost literally on the highwire rigging of his parents' circus act) into a European circus dynasty in 1930, grew up to be a world-famous circus and variety artist and international entertainment agent.
He survived a devastating accident on the circus lot as a 4-year old child, an accident that left him with a speech impediment. His will power and determination, along with the help of an eccentric Parisian speech therapist, helped him overcome this obstacle. After joining his uncles with the circus in America, Arthur experienced unbelievable abuse at their hands.
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How To Stack DiceClarke Crandall
A revised and enlarged version of his previous work on this subject. Four dice are tossed on the table, a dice cup put over the first one, and with quick movements, the dice cup is slid over each of the others in turn. Then the cup is lifted, and all four dice are stacked one on top of the other. It is a beautiful close-up trick, easy to learn with the help of this ebook. Many illustrations and dotted here and there with typical Crandall funnies.
1st edition 1974, 18 pages; PDF 25 page.
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