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Julius Hopkins

Julius Hopkins

(1915 - December 6th, 1986)

Julius P. Hopkins was a stage singer, magician, and author, spending much of his career in the Washington, D.C. area. Like many young people, Julius’ interest in magic grew after seeing the professional touring show of Howard Thurston. After serving in World War II, Hopkins was employed by the U.S. Office of Veteran’s Affairs for several years. He then worked for the U.S. Labor Department, until his retirement in 1972. Julius authored several articles appearing in magic magazines, as well as a pair of books. In addition to Effervescent Effects (1962), he wrote Impressive Bewildering Magic (1985). He was featured on the cover of the Linking Ring January 1965.

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Julius Hopkins
Effervescent Effects by Julius Hopkins

Here's a book that belongs on every magician's digital shelf. Inside you'll find 48 effects, tips and suggestions for close-up and club performers.

One of our favorites is the "Ring and Balloon Problem," as we can see it being used to win bar bets. Especially if you use an engagement or wedding patter story with your spectator. "Dollar Discernment" is also exceptionally clever as a mental test. We believe entertainers will make great use of it for those situations where they are asked to perform and have no props with them. Good stuff.

Here's a look at what's included:

  • Preface
  • The...
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