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was one of the greatest magicians and sleight of hand artists the world has ever known...and his patter was hilarious.
Learn how Derek constructed his brilliant routines and devised his hilariously engaging patter. Included are pix and 10 videos to make this ebook totally understandable..."see" how these tricks play. As with all of Paul's ebooks, his many effects, and his many contributions and publications, every "fine point" has been eked out in detail, and his "tips of performance" are completely explained...this is the real deal. Paul befriended Derek Dingle years ago and learned one of his best secrets...how to entertain people. The Introduction is a hilarious look at how Derek conducted his life and how he approached his magic.
This ebook contains Derek Dingle's best and most-used routines, and his funniest patter lines. His magic is amazing.
The Fabulous Jumping Card Trick - This side-splitting routine can be played close-up, cabaret, or even stage. Paul takes you through each and every step. See the included video of Derek performing this effect. The audience will laugh throughout and applaud you...it plays huge. Easy to do.
Hypnotic Quick 3-Way - This is an easy yet amazing piece of Magic, with a video, using only three cards...this is Paul's rendition of Marlo, Dingle, and Cummins tricks, spliced together for a hilarious routine with only 3 cards that will captivate your spectators - the patter really sells this routine.
The Bluff Shift - This is not the Bluff Pass. This is a truly brilliant method to control selections, or 4 of a kind - right under their noses...without appearing to have done anything! A true magician-fooler. Comes with a video.
Slot Machine - Derek was personally taught a brilliant routine by Dr. Sawa...but Derek changed this bit of "theater" into a very easy to do masterpiece that will tickle the kids and startle your spectators. His one is fun to do.
Too Many Cards - Love this routine! It combines the Ambitious Card with the Elevator themes and (combined with Derek's brilliant, funny patter) ends with a startling kicker. Video included of Dingle performing this effect.
Silver Quick - Paul has provided 5 videos, explaining each step of the way for performing this trick. This was easily, Derek's favorite routine. He carried the coins in his pocket and was always ready to perform. It is an ingenious method of making four coins jump from the performer's hand...into the spectator's hand. This is also one of Paul's favorite tricks to perform, having used this very trick for almost three decades. It's that good! And no...it's not a knuckle-buster. Routining in its purest form and extremely baffling...
1st edition 2018, 35 pages + 10 videos
Reviewed by Enrico Varella
★★★★★ Date Added: Monday 19 March, 2018
Paul Lelekis pays yet another thoughtful tribute to his friend and one of the great performers in Close-Up Magic. A recurring theme to Lelekis’s work is that he resolutely recognizes the ‘shoulders of giants’ that he sits on. What he has done with his latest book, and exceedingly well, is to simplify the “work’ so that the effect is retained. As a fan of the late-Derek Dingle (who is a class act), I am grateful that his work lives on, to be appreciated by a new generation of audiences. The classical works stay alive when each piece of magic is expressed in unique ways, through the mindful and respectful interpretations of contemporary artists. I toast to both Dingle and Lelekis for their love of friendship, humour and magic.
Reviewed by Mike Powers
★★★★★ Date Added: Saturday 17 March, 2018
Derek Dingle is one of the greats and Paul has done an excellent job of selecting some classic Dingle and putting his own touches on it. Great job Paul!
Reviewed by Christopher Weber
★★★★★ Date Added: Saturday 17 March, 2018
The Magic of Derek Dingle by Paul Lelekis
Here is another outstanding contribution to card magic from Paul Lelekis. Written in Paul's pleasant and easy to grasp style he pays tribute to the great Derek Dingle. For those who are new to the magic of Derek Dingle, this book is an excellent introduction and highlights some of his best and most entertaining material. Paul starts each explanation by giving some easy to understand and very practical advice that will help you to improve your magic overall. As always his advice and performance suggestions are very solid "down to earth" based on real-life experience from a person who has as we say in the education field, clearly learned by doing! I particularly enjoyed the Fabulous Jumping Card Trick, Too Many Cards and Paul’s own version of a terrific three card routine called Hypnotic Quick 3-Way. The coin material Slot Machine and Silver Quick are both very strong and very entertaining coin routines.
The routines are all very approachable by the average magician and as with much of Paul's routines, the impact on the audience far exceeds the technical effort the magician has to put into them. These routines work great and they are comfortable to perform with most of your concentration on the presentation. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn some outstanding fun material and a little about one of card magic’s all-time great performers. Here is another solid winner from Paul Lelekis for all of us to benefit from and enjoy!
Reviewed by Roy Eidem
★★★★★ Date Added: Friday 16 March, 2018
Derek Dingle was one of the finest sleight of hand artist I studied in my early years. His material, although sometimes technically difficult, never failed to evoke mystery & magic. Paul has taken some of his favorite entertaining workers & without sacrifice of the magical effects, streamlined the handlings to put them into reach. In addition, video links are included to demonstrate by Paul the streamlined sleights. Replete with worker material.