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Best of BritishMark Leveridge & Graham Hey & Phil Shaw
Right from its first issue, Magicseen Magazine has sought to showcase talent from the UK, talent that sometimes can be a little swamped by high profile personalities from other parts of the world. To put this right, Magicseen approached a list of the UK's top performers and creators and invited them to contribute to a book that is designed to show the world what they have to offer. Best Of British contains routines from over 20 creative British magicians, including Wayne Dobson, Peter Duffie, Geoffrey Durham, Paul Gordon, Simon Lovell, Shaun McCree, Marc Paul, Scott Penrose, Mark Shortland, Paul Stockman and many more. It's a fabulous collection...
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Best SellersTom Sellers
Tom Sellers was a very creative magician who created in pretty much all disciplines of magic. He invented among others Bank Night and won the Sphinx Award, which was an award given to the best new creative routine.
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Best Thumb Tip ModificationsHal Saxon
This guide will take you step by step through the process of learning the thirteen absolute best DIY thumb tip modifications for magicians. These modifications will allow you to make your thumb tip a lot more sneakier. You will be able to move your handling to a whole new level.
Some of the modifications will allow you to handle liquids. Some modifications will allow you to handle granules like pepper, sand, or salt. And yes, some modifications will allow you to do both within one modified tip.
You will discover modifications that will allow you to handle the thumb tip in incredibly...
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Between the ActsJimmy Ray
Jimmy Ray, a top-flight pro, reveals nearly two dozen of his favorite effects and routines for close-up and TV workers.
This ebook is often referred to in other books for professional magicians, but has long been unavailable. Now revised and updated, this great work is now available in a convenient digital format. Inside, you'll find beautifully routined magic with coins, cards, dice, and even doves - all clearly explained, along with 25 photographs.
These is commercial magic at its best, suitable for performance on TV, in bars, casinos, night clubs, and corporate events.
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Black Art: a DIY versionLaurie Ireland & Paul Studham & Jasper Ward
The cry from TV, big Show Business, small Show Business, School Shows, is for something new, something different. Black Art is a new art to this generation. Dolinoff, Black Theatre of Prague, Ralph Adams, have all been featured on TV, but only these few have practiced this great Black Art. In this ebook you learn all about it, from a do-it-yourself standpoint. There are three complete acts fully described, what to do and how to do it, with details for a modern, portable presentation that can be done anywhere. A modern bar act, a noisy, fascinating spook act, and a children's routine the kids...
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Blame Mariano, Please!Renzo Grosso
It is not easy to define, in a few words, Mariano Tomatis, but I want to try: he is a "Curiosity Generator". Because his books, his conferences, and, above all, his "pills" on Youtube (Mesmer in pills) are for me an inexhaustible source of information, culture (magical or otherwise), ideas, and, above all, a continuous stimulus to know, to seek, to try, to create, to "go upstairs".
Two pills, in particular, struck me and interested me (n ° 92: Coin, pen and cell phone, and n ° 228: Seeing with the third eye): once seen, I tried to analyze possible developments, discovering Masters, authors,...
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Bob Parrish Lecture #2Robert Parrish
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Bobby Bernard's Magic ClinicBobby Bernard
This is not a lecture - it is a clinic.
This is one of the first magic videos Martin Breese released. It was produced by Duncan Trillo and features Bobby Bernard teaching a number of great close-up moves and effects. Compared to today's slick videos this is a minimalistic low budget production. Occasionally you can even hear cars and traffic noises in the background. But what it lacks in slickness it has in spades in terms of teaching value for the magician. Bobby Bernard was a legendary magician and as this video demonstrates also a great teacher. I could watch him all day.
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British Close-Up Magic Symposium: All nine Symposium booksMark Leveridge
This ebook contains over 100 routines, effects, ideas and essays from a wide range of top international close up performers, all of whom either lectured or performed at one of the nine Symposiums during its 16 year run.
The list of 69 contributors reads like a Who's Who of close up past and present. Here are the names to drool over....
Jon Allen, Michael Ammar, Paul Andrews, Mike Austin, John Bannon, Steve Bedwell, Stuart Bowie, Sean Carpenter, Janet Clare, Aldo Colombini, Alistair Cook, Rob Cox, Roger Crosthwaite, Roger Curzon, Lee Davis, Dusty, Nicholas Einhorn, Keith Fields, Kevin Gallagher, Dan Garrett, Paul Gordon, Roberto Giobbi, Brian Glover, Paul Hallas, Pit Hartling, Ken Hawes,...
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Broken HomeAlan Rorrison
Borrow a set of keys. Break off the tip of a key clearly showing the broken key still on the key ring. Then mend the key and return all keys in perfect condition back to the spectator.
This is a very visual quick effect to impress your audience and set the right mood for more miracles to come.
runtime: 6min 35s
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Building a TipDon Driver
Vital knowledge and an essential skill for buskers, pitchmen, or anyone who wants to gather a crowd Don Driver reveals the exact construction and presentation of how he built tips in Las Vegas for a highly successful jam auction, stopping people on the streets and holding them. This DVD has actual footage of Don working this on Hollywood Boulevard as well as the bally being done by street performer Zachery Strange.
A tip in pitchman parlance is a group of people that has stopped to look what all the fuss is about, and who is ultimately ready to be pitched to and buy products.
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Bunny TopperAlan Kennaugh
A triple effect with a sheet of paper. You can immediately print yourself the necessary pictures. This is the original description of the effect as sold by Supreme:
“What a fantastic pocket effect! .... What a great trick for you to use at kids' party-shows or your more intimate type dates. Nothing to carry but it's big, big, big, in effect. Based on an original effect given to us as a Supreme Exclusive; top magician, top journalist, Alan Kennaugh has come up with a brilliant idea which at once makes this into a new trick, an entertaining trick, a mystifying trick, and one which has a really...
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C Through is an effect where you visually push a torn off corner of a spectator's selected card into an empty tic tac box. The spectator can check the corner to confirm that it matches their card.
1st edition 2016, length 7min 44s
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Cabaret Capers Volume 1Sam Dalal
This was Sam Dalal's first publication. It was written for the cabaret artist, the magician who is called on to give a "Spot Show" of about 10 to 15 minutes duration. Every item is applause tested, simple in execution, and lends itself to an amusing theme.
1st edition ~1970, 20 pages; PDF 23 pages.
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California Gang KnivesRaymonde Crow
California Gang Knives, Raymonde Crowe's routine for the color-changing knives, includes two new sleights. The routine includes a comedy presentation, bonus comedy lines, and ends strong when a knife magically shrinks into a miniature knife. At the finale you are automatically reset. California Gang Knives can be performed in short sleeves and jeans.
My aim in this routine was to move beyond repetitive color changes, and over-reliance on the paddle/turnover move, and to conclude the routine strongly. I also wanted to move beyond just describing black and white knives changing places, but...
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California Lecture 2006Alexander de Cova
From the introduction:
You will find that most of my mterial is suitable for the stand-up performer. This is due to the fact that in Europe there aren't too many opportunities to work restaurants, bars and other close-up situations. We have to deal with small stand-up shows, birthday parties, wedding parties, smaller theatres and cabarets, and the like. Naturally, if you want to survive as a performer, you will have to adapt to this situation and develop suitable material. Above all, the material must be direct and to the point, because the European audiences generally don't have too much...
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Call The WitnessRobert J. Gunther & A. Sydney Fleischman
Here are 22 funny, irreverent, off-beat magic and mentalism effects that are sure to get you noticed.
There's magic here with cards, dice, dictionaries, a paper giraffe, a restaurant menu ... even an Egyptian Scarab. Rarely does an ebook come around that's as much fun to read as it is to perform. This is just such an ebook. Here's a peek at what's inside:
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Turn a cap into a magic prop and have cards appear and change. For example, you can use it for a kind of 'card stabbing' routine where you spring the cards and catch one card in your cap. Or have one card visually change into another. To make the gimmicks requires some arts and crafts, but nothing too complicated and no supplies you wouldn't likely already have.
The separate effects are:
Not all gimmicks can be incorporated into the same cap and thus not all effects shown could be done with just one cap.
Deepak also explains a lovely linking effect...
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Cellini: The Royal TouchE. M. McFalls
A guide to the art of street magic.
Cellini, who was a student of Slydini, became the most celebrated and most accomplished street magic performer in the world. In this work, he explains the secrets of how to successfully present and perform magic. He has the ability to take old and dusty tricks and turn them into fresh and exciting performance art. On top, he reveals new tricks he developed himself.
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Change PlasticNguyen Long
Please note that this video is in Vietnamese. There are some English subtitles, but for the most part you will get the instructions of how to make the gimmick and how to perform with it from the visual contents of the video.
With this gimmick you can vanish and change a range of small items.
1st edition 2016, length 31 minutes.
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Charlie Miller Lecture NotesCharlie Miller
These are the lecture notes for a lecture Charlie Miller gave at Magic Inc. in 1967. He offers great insight into the art of magic, presentation, routining and audience management. He also teaches several great tricks.
Also included is a six page essay by Roberto Giobbi titled "Charlie Miller's Wisdom". (This essay originally appeared in two installments within my column "The Genii Session" in Genii - The Conjuror's Magazine, May and July 2005. It appears here in a slightly revised form and in agreement with Richard Kaufman and his Genii Corporation.)
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Cherry Cola QueenLiam Montier
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Chicago Bar MagicRandy Wakeman
Performed by Randy Wakeman before random, live audiences . . . then explained and taught in full detail.
Over the 1950s, 1960's, and through the 1970's a brand of bold and direct close-up magic was developed in Chicago, Illinois. These effects were known for simplicity, clarity, and strength of effect, and the powerful response they elicited. Chicago magical legends Don Alan, "Heba Haba Al" Andrucci, "Senator" Clarke Crandall, Frank Everhart, Jack Murray, Johnny Paul, James Patrick Ryan, and Matt Schulien forged their reputations with these effects, and now you can too.
While these quick, direct, simple, baffling effects...
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China's SongBrick Tilley
This is China's version of the Three Shell Game or the Three Card Monte Game. It is played with three sticks held between the fingers of one hand. One stick has a little string tied to it. The task for the spectator is to identify the stick with the string. As you can imagine this is a crooked game and the performer decides when he lets you win. This game was brought by Ching Ling Foo to America in 1899.
1st edition 2016, 4 pages.
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