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The Drawing Room

by Paul A. Lelekis
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(4 reviews, 4 customer ratings) ★★★★★

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The Drawing Room by Paul A. Lelekis

6 beautiful effects that are stronger than The Hulk!

When I was a kid, I purchased magic books from the 1800s by Prof. Hoffman, Herrmann, Jean Robert-Houdin, and a host of other magicians who I've never heard of before ... these books were old, with very yellowed, brittle pages, with artwork that was quite intricate and very Victorian.

But what stood out most to me, were how many times these books would mention performing in, or retiring to "the drawing room" ... this term really intrigued me.

These stellar effects within, will "spark" those magical times in your lives that have lasted us for so many years.

Effects:

Leave Those Jacks Alone! - This fun-filled adventure will drag your spectators into your world. You have the spectator freely select four cards and then she signs a fifth card. Remarkably, the signed card visibly transposes from the packet, into the deck. This amazing transport is easy to do and the four selections are shown to be the four Jacks ... which you just told her not to pick. You're gonna love this one!

Strike Three? - The pressure is on the spectator ... but she finally finds her own card in an impossible way. This one is very easy to do ... and appears so very magical. The "construction" of this effect will delight the real magicians out there ... it is very, very clever.

The 7/8 Coincidence - An amazing coincidence conducted by the spectator - trust me ... no one will figure this out and it is performed by the spectator very slowly and deliberately.

An Even Lazier Lazy Man! - You are going to love this! This is a classic of magic that Paul has revised to make it infallible. Remember the old method that goes on and on and on? Well not anymore. Paul has revised this classic of magic so that it is not only far easier to perform, but also gives the performer full control ... unlike the classic version.

Cutting Deeper - A classic by Bro. John Hamman brought into the 21st Century ... this is amazing and fun to perform. You and the spectator cut to the four Aces.

No Way...Way! - A prediction is written. The spectator shuffles a deck of cards then deals out as many cards as she wishes. She divides these cards into two piles and removes either pile. (There is no force.) Then an elimination of cards is performed and she picks either of the last two cards - that's right, it is the prediction. This easy-to-do effect will fool everyone ... including magicians. Love this trick!

1st edition 2021, PDF 26 pages.


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Reviewed by Enrico Varella
★★★★★   Date Added: Wednesday 04 August, 2021

[I am a colleague of Paul and have received this ebook free of charge.]

Get this book by Paul Lelekis! Learn these card routines, and head confidently into your nearest drawing room for entertaining deceptions. He draws on his deep knowledge and performing experiences, and returns with six strong effects. They are not hard to do, and you get to practise a cache of sleights, and review a few principles in magic. In one sitting, with my cards in hand and curtains drawn in my living-room, I learnt all six routines and I had fun doing so. 'Leave Those Jacks Alone' is, probably, the most demanding by way of sleights used - yet it is worth it. Video-instruction accompany these sleights, so you are all covered. Most of these card effects will go into my performing repertoire because of the cleverness of construction, clarity of effect, and simplicity of delivery. Plus, there is enough audience interaction you can infuse into these effects. Draw your audience a little closer!


Reviewed by Rick Carruth
★★★★★   Date Added: Sunday 01 August, 2021

[I am a colleague of Paul and have received this ebook free of charge.]

Paul Lelekis has finally published another ebook. This pandemic thing has slowed us all down, and I have patiently waited on Paul to write another of his highly entertaining card magic works. It's obvious he put a great deal of thought into THE DRAWING ROOM, as it contains six highly original effects designed to stretch your repertoire. The first effect, Leave Those Jacks Alone!, probably rivals anything I've seen Paul publish in the past ten years. It's a complex and very telling card concert that rivals anything I've read in a very long time. He also includes four videos to help you fully understand the moves, although many of Paul's fans will already know these fine points. Strike Three? is less complex, but again entertains for several minutes. The 7/8 Coincidence & An Even Lazier Lazy Man both use a partially stacked deck to achieve a result not possible with a regular deck. Cutting Deep is based on an effect originated by Bro. John Hamman that uses a Balducci Force to produce four Aces in a very surprising manner. And No Way... Way is a nice mentalism type effect that lets the magic happen under the spectator's control. This is ALL strong magic for the card aficionado. Good stuff!!


Reviewed by Christopher Weber
★★★★★   Date Added: Saturday 31 July, 2021

[I am a colleague of Paul and have received this ebook free of charge.]

The Drawing Room by Paul Lelekis conjures up a vision of a beautiful room and filled with the best of fine art, furniture, textiles, and upholstery. The drawing-room was for receiving visitors, entertainment, and the service of tea and coffee following a meal. Who doesn’t love going to a dinner party and being surprised by the entertainment ideas of the host? Choosing something surprising for the entertainment will make the evening all the more memorable, interactive, and fun for your guests. The six effects here will do just that and are perfect for this scenario. Entertain in a delightful manner in a beautiful setting. The moves are all very clearly explained and the book includes video attachments to help with learning some of the moves that you might not be so familiar with. One of Paul’s trademarks is to design moves that are streamlined and that will enhance the effect and make for stress-free performance. This is evident here in all of the effects. I enjoyed working through “Strike Three?”, “An Even Lazier Lazy Man” and “No Way…Way” in particular. All of the effects have great patter possibilities and plenty of audience participation and interaction. Learn some great moves and effects, get world-class professional tips and advice, delight and entertain your audience. That’s hard to beat!


Reviewed by Roy Eidem
★★★★★   Date Added: Saturday 31 July, 2021

[I am a colleague of Paul and have received this ebook free of charge.]

Paul is a card man's card man. He has studied under and studied the masters for decades. He has dozens of offerings which exemplify practical, streamlined handlings. Many a "one trick pony" on the market cost more. Tutorial videos are also a bonus included for moves one can use in so many other routines. Try one, I think you'll come back for more.

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