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The Berland Book of RoutinesSamuel Berland
Take your magic to the next level by incorporating one or more of Berland's beautifully choreographed routines into your act. This is magic that makes audiences, booking agents, and club owners sit up and take notice.
Not just one or two, but eight separate routines, using items already owned by most magicians. The performances are well-thought out, clearly described, and with 147 illustrations, easy for most any performer to understand and put to use. Just look at what's included:
- A Word to My Friends in Magic
- Routine Impromptu
- Astrological Forecast
- Liquor Finish for Cups and Balls
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Tricks with Paper CupsSamuel Berland
Although this booklet was written in the 40s, paper cups are still ubiquituous objects. Go to any fast food restaurant and you will find them, or at parties, at the company water cooler, picknicks, fairs a.s.o. This makes paper cups an ideal item for us magicians - great for an impromptu miracle. Sam Berland teaches 25 amazing tricks, from vanishing liquids to appearing silks in cups. Almost any magical effect can be achieved.
You too should know at least one trick with a paper cup for the next discussion at the water cooler.
1st edition 1942; 26 pages.
- Liquid Vanishing Cup:...
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Berland's Bill Tear SecretsSamuel Berland
Perhaps the best torn and restored bill effect the magical world has ever seen.
A magical inspiration that comes once in a blue moon. A sensation of the I.B.M. and S.A.M. conventions. After you've read the following effect, you'll say it's impossible. And so will your audience, when they see you perform this bill tear.
Effect: The performer reaches into his wallet and removes a dollar bill. To preclude the possibility of exchange or duplicates, the performer requests someone in the audience to mark the bill in any manner they wish. His hands are carefully shown to be empty. There is no...
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New Applause Winning TricksSamuel Berland & T. A. Whitney
Here are more beautifully routined professional effects to add to your act, from the minds of Berland and Whitney. The experts agree that the effects in this book are applause-getters. We concur, as well. Not just one or two, but seven separate routines that you'll want to put to use right away. The crystal-clear illustrations by Herb Borin and Mickey O'Malley make it easy to follow every move.
Just look at what's included:
Super Card Impalement - A card stab effect using two knives that reveal the selected cards from a pair of spectators.
Triple Magical Surprise - Three lit cigarettes...
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Tricks with WatchesSamuel Berland
Tricks, sleights, and routines with watches.
Paul Fleming wrote:
No one who has seen Gus Fowler's vaudeville act with timepieces will doubt that magic with watches can be both interesting and mystifying. We cannot guarantee that Tricks with Watches will enable its readers to duplicate the financial and artistic success won by Mr. Fowler, but it will acquaint them with sleights and tricks which they will almost certainly be tempted to introduce into their programs.
Of the four chapters into which Mr. Berland divides his book, Chapter I is devoted to sleights with watches; Chapter 2, to complete tricks...
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More of Berland's Exclusive TricksSamuel Berland
Here are more brilliantly conceived magical effects for platform, TV and stage by that master of amazement, Samuel Berland. Long out of print, this slim volume fills a need for commercial, visual magic that makes the performer look like ... well ... a magician.
Just look at what's included:
PERFECT RESTORED BILL. A torn and restored effect with a borrowed, marked bill.
RABBIT OR BOWL OF WATER PRODUCTION. A clever production effect, easy to make and perform.
CHALLENGE JUMBO CARD TRANSPOSITION. Two jumbo cards change places. Cards can be examined before and after.
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Exclusive TricksSamuel Berland
Berland and friends bring you sixteen beautiful effects using silks, balls, cards, canes, watches, cigarettes, liquid, and more in this updated and expanded edition. Long out of print, this manuscript contains a pair of mysteries by Tenkai, as well as several baffling effects by Berland, as well as some choice bits by his friends.
- The Homing Cup of Lemonade
- Popping Silk
- Challenge Quadruple Cigarette Vanish
- Samson Cane Trick
- Vanishing and Reappearing Thimble
- Watch and Chain to Handkerchief
- Double Color Change
- Flash Cigarette Package to Box of Matches
- Tenkai Figure...
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Still More Exclusive TricksSamuel Berland
Continuing with even more pro-quality close-up and platform effects, here's a worthy second volume of Berland's exclusive magic. Long out of print, this collection includes several miracles that Berland sold separately through magic dealers the world over.
- A Blockbuster Opening - A very colorful and surprising "Opening Trick" that can be performed under any conditions.
- Routine for the Coin Through Borrowed Handkerchief - A handkerchief is apparently cut and restored. Also included is a variation of the trick in which a leaking fountain pen adds a hilarious comedy situation.
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Berland's Blue Ribbon Card TricksSamuel Berland
Twenty-five complete card miracles and moves with over 100 illustrations.
Top performers including Bob Hummer, Dai Vernon, Arthur Buckley, Dr. Harlan Tarbell and others reveal their favorite card effects here for the first time. Here are new effects, for close-up, parlor and stage presentation. Ready-to-work effects, sleights, color changes, revelations and clever routines that you will be proud to perform.
One hundred pen-and-ink illustrations by master artist Thomas Libonati make everything clear.
- Before the Shuffle
- Five Card Baffle (Hummer)
- One Hand Visible Card Change (Berland)
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