Special EffectsPaul Curry
Intelligent and creative card magic of the highest caliber.
Excerpt from the introduction:
Anyone going to press with a book "new" tricks should have the good grace to concede, if only momentarily, that he may be placing himself in the category of the mad scientist who spent his time developing cures for which there were no diseases. It’s hard to win points against the argument that a new idea should fill a need, that invention should follow necessity. Yet the disregard of such orderly logic seems, in the long run, to produce some of the best results. Many of the good things in magic,...
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Something Borrowed Something NewPaul Curry
Back at long last is this masterpiece of close-up work featuring cards, coins and mental effects. The genius of Paul Curry lives on in this newly expanded edition. The privately printed first edition is now a prized collector's item. When one does come up for sale, it fetches a high price. Indeed, a soft cover first edition recently sold on the big auction site for well over $100.
The tricks in this ebook were created, as all tricks should be, with an accent on the effect. Take a look to see what is included:
- About This Book
- Think Of A Card
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Sealed Miracles No. 2Paul Curry
Here's an expanded and updated edition of the second and final Paul Curry manuscript in the series with a pair of powerful effects that'll give you a reputation as an outstanding magician and psychic entertainer. Both of these card miracles exhibit the brilliant methodology that you've come to expect from Paul Curry.
Think Of A Card
A spectator merely thinks of a card. The performer jots down the name of a card. The spectator names his card and the performer shows what he wrote - it's the name of the thought-of card. A clean-cut, logical effect.
This is a variation of the...
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Sealed Miracles No. 1Paul Curry & Oscar Weigle
Here's an expanded and updated edition of a Paul Curry manuscript that contains not one, but two powerful effects that will give you a reputation as an outstanding magician and psychic entertainer.
A batch of business cards are numbered and mixed, with their number sides down. A truly sensational climax is reached when a spectator, although he selects the cards at random and doesn't know the numbers on the cards, succeeds in arranging them in numerical order. Is it just chance? Not likely - the odds are over 300,000 to 1 against it.
The Color-Changing Deck
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Magician's Magic (used)Paul Curry
Hardcover with dust jacket. Some foxing and rubbing. Binding somewhat loose with one noticeable segment of pages stepped but not separated. For details on contents see digital edition.
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Magician's MagicPaul Curry
"Magician's Magic is an appropriate title for this ebook because the author, Paul Curry, is surely one of the world's best-known 'magician's magicians.'" The words are those of Martin Gardner, Scientific American's mathematical divertisements editor, himself a distinguished amateur magician and author.
"For some thirty years, Paul Curry has been inventing tricks and sleights of such beautiful simplicity that they have become standard items in the repertoire of close-up performers of magic throughout the world."
The performing of magic draws practitioners from every field - doctors, lawyers, actors,...
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Paul Curry PresentsPaul Curry
Paul Curry has achieved world wide fame in magic with his wonderful "Out of this World" effect. Many consider the original still the very best version, despite numerous variations that have been published over the decades. But Paul Curry was not a one trick pony. He came up with a number of great plots, effects, and card moves, most of which are included in this ebook.
- First - a few apologies ...
- The Problem Of Card 13
- A Swindle Of Sorts
- Mission Incredible
- Houdini's Legacy
- Missing Link
- Kissing Cards
- The Drawback Double Lift
- The Time Change
- The Drawback Vanish
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Power of Concentration / ThoughtPaul Curry
Spectator merely thinks of a card. Two packs of cards are dealt face-up simultaneously, and spectator discovers that the card he thought of is in the exact same position in both decks.
Based on an effect by Tom Bowyer who first conceived the intriguing idea of having two decks of cards dealt in unison for the purpose of arriving at a duplicate set of cards.
1st edition 1947; PDF 5 pages
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Never In A LifetimePaul Curry
Another miraculous red-black trick from the inventor of Out Of This World.
A spectator shuffles both halves of a deck over and over - yet it is revealed that both halves are in the same red-black order!
Performed under the strictest conditions imaginable, and it works every time.
1st edition 1975, digital edition 2015, 5 pages.
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"NEMMENO UNA VOLTA IN TUTTA LA VITA !"
Dopo la rivoluzionaria creazione da parte di Paul Curry di "Out of this world", egli stesso ne creò una versione sotto certi aspetti ancora più straordinaria dal titolo "never in a liftime" . Questa incredibile versione è quella che vi offriamo in questo ebook.
Vi sembrerà un po' lungo ma per apprezzare lo straordinario effetto che offrirete a vostri spettatori, è necessario descrivere nei dettagli l'
EFFETTO: L'artista propone un dimostrazione di controllo psichico tesa a provare, strettamente in forma di test, che esiste una misteriosa...
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Out of this WorldPaul Curry
Paul Curry invented this effect when he was just 25 years old. It is one of the most well known and probably most often performed card effects today. A classic through and through. An incredibly strong effect paired with a most simple method. You can't find much better card tricks.
The effect as Curry describes it:
The performer shuffles a pack of cards and starts to deal them into two piles - the red cards in one pile, the blacks in the other. After a few cards have been dealt into each pile the deal is stopped and the performer explains that were he to continue to deal in this manner...
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