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Club 71 - The Magician
The Magician (Club 71): 2005
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A different perspective—a spectator's nightmare is related by Amanda R. Hyatt
Malcolm Yaffe makes a record for future reference
Magic Moments as Walt applies the psychology of Tommy Wonder
Eddie Dawes reports on the New England Magic Collectors' Association and discovers a rare postage stamp
JJ's wagon rolls into view and he tell two salutary tales of regret
Fred Castle explains the use of the Ascanio Spread with jumbo cards to perform a four queen transformation
Ian Adair again treats us to a double dose. Firstly with a version of magic painting and secondly with a tick and cross bat.
Barrie Richardson, our regular columnist with a very novel approach to the Turnover Pass
Jim Breedon's magic pen darts across the page and draws our attention to . . . a snowball!
Peter Duffie presents a very bad influence that no doubt will be a very good influence of your card repertoire
Max Maven returns to our pages, shuffles a deck and presents us with a performance of a PreFormer
Arun Bonerjee computerises fortune telling with nary a silicon chip in sight
Werner Miller offers his suit and value with a clever self worker
Stephen Tucker offers the ultimate world's greatest spongeball routine
Alan Ward waxes all nostalgic with a "Micky Mouse Radio' for entertaining the little ones
A brand new series on the application of stagecraft and acting techniques to enhance your magical performance
Steve Zudeck offers a clever, magical acrostic
Details of this year's competition. Your chance for fame and fortune . . . Or at least win a couple of bob!
Magical event diary. Is your magic club on the map?
Unclassified Adverts. Buy sell, swop or exchange for free
John Rhodes once again rounds up all the magic in the lay press
To round off this issue take a look at a sneak preview of what we have in store for you in the February issue
News round up conducted by Geoff, including a special appeal by IBM British Ring President, Don Beattie
Letters page. Brickbats, bouquets and information— Your chance to have your say
Eddie Dawes returns with his round up of the othe magic magazines
Ian Adair with another double whammy, this time clipantics and colour in mind
Barrie Richardson presents his mental target practise and proves to be spot on the bull
Jim Breedon shows his take on close up with a card under a wet tablecloth
Werner Miller proves to be inseparable this month with a devilishly ingenious card effect
Basic Card technique continues with lesson 68 and Walt teaches partial false cuts
Stop Cut — a force turns into a trick with this cutie from Simon Lovell
Spelling tricks and memorised decks is the topic of Ian Keable's offering this month
Stephen Tucker asserts that it is your round, and rounds off with a confusing bar bill
Peter Duffie proves to be more convivial than usual this issue with some cheerful card conjuring
Ali Cardabra is hooked on coke, but strictly only the bottled kind
Alan Ward with his magic balls, a centrifuge and a professor who sucks
Magical Event diary—is your magical society on the map?
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Malcolm Yaffe considers the properties of materials we use and how Fitzkee affected his thinking
Henrique attends a poisonous party and finds an effective magicians' wax substitute
Walt Lees with his thoughts on Television and Radio magic and solves a Bruce Elliot puzzle
John Rhodes compiles another collection of magic and allied art articles in the U.K. lay press
We round off this issue with a tempting taster of some of the many March treats and delights in store for the next issue
News and reviews conducted by Geoff
Letters page. Your chance to have your say
JJ wins the Grand Prix with a poker trick from Hugard's Royal Road
Reviews covers The Secrets of Magic, Derren Brown and Midsomer Murders
Malcolm Yaffe continues with his very materialistic approach to magic
Peter Duffie leaves us all in the dark this issue and as always the cards are to blame
Amanda R. Hyatt with trials and tribulations of a very nervous playing card
Stephen Tucker returns to the Bart Harding Stack and simplifies his mental arithmetic
Jim Breedon and his trusty pen paradoxically conjures playing cards
Werner Miller's Mysteries continue apace as this month he goes west young man
Max Maven concludes colourfully that it is all because of U and whether U are British or an ex-colonial
Ian Adair gives us all a dose, twice with a pig and a picture painting
Ali Cardabra is still hooked on coke—indeed he is still on the bottle ... this month with a Foo Bottle
Alexander Allen gives us a messy force topped with a pretty girl
Barrie Richardson, our guru in residence this month shares his Slippery Jack Sleight
Simon Lovell with his very own approach to the centre tear and assures us it is a 'wowser' for the ladies!
Arun Bonerjee adds focus to the pocus with a mental effect featuring cities around the world
Magical Events around the magical societies. Is your Magic Club covered in this comprehensive list?
Henrique ponders on vent, puppetry and a Romeo and Juliet Punch and Judy, all done without a single Duracell to be anywhere in sight
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John Rhodes rounds up this issue with all the magical news culled from the unmagical press
Finally we tempt you with a handful of the delights awaiting you in the April Issue. You would be a magical fool to miss them!
Magical News and happenings collated by Geoff
Henrique discusses business cards, squaws, tomahawk throwers and cremated cash
Amanda Hyatt and her tea room oddity
Eddie Dawes continues on collecting matters and also magical Christmas cards
Letters page. Your very own forum for thoughts, ponderings and questions
Walt Lees casts a ruminative eye over the media and related topics
Malcolm Yaffe with part 3 of his monograph on some materialistic thoughts
Jim Breedon's magic pen and a trick of four rex
Alan Ward with a monkey, a keeper, a snooty lady and finds her secret beau
Alexander Allen counts diagonally while his pretty lady looks keenly on with interest
Arun Bonerjee personalises his spelling. More marvellous mind magic from India
Barrie Richardson with a diary of which both Messrs Danson and Stebbins would be proud
Ian Adair with another double dose, a funky frame and somewhere over Dorothy's gaily colourful curve
Peter Duffie deals the collectors a steal
Ali Cardabra contrives to find not a ship but a message in his coca cola bottle
Basic card sleights. This month Walt tackles false cuts, but only partially
The Royal Mint honours the London Magic Circle with unique stamps that do tricks!
Steve Zudeck gives us another Magicrostic
Stephen Tucker goes even further with Bart Harding
Peter Kane reprises a blank thought deck
JJ considers the important difference between a magician and a Magician
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Magical Diary. Put your club on the magical map and let us all know what you are doing
Malcolm Yaffe asks if you are child hater!
John Rhodes rounds up this issue with all the interesting magical news from the Nation's lay press
News on the magic scene with Geoff
The Materials part four by Malcolm Yaffe. This month he considers duplication
Henrique recounts of a nightmare drive with an eccentric aristocrat as his driver
Amanda Hyatt hits magicians below the belt and offers some useful advice
Competition details of your chance for fame and fortune
Patrick Lindley's Magical History Diary for this month
John Rhodes with all the magic in the lay press that is fit to print
Magical event diary. Is your club on the free magical map? If not why not?
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Malcolm Yaffe poses the question 'Why do some tricks, which we regularly attempt, never register as strongly as we expect, whilst others, which we might otherwise consider as indifferent, even mediocre, elicit enthusiastic response almost every time?' He then provides some answers
Al Smith hopes that your audience will not walk out on you no matter where you perform
A taster of the excitement planned for the next issue
Steve Jones makes a welcome return with what he describes as a "flirtatious" card trick
Peter Duffle's contribution is a startling revelation of four aces and kings, which appear in the hands of different spectators.
Werner Miller is concerned with dividing up odd numbers of horses without harming any ... an impossible-seeming task until he explains how
Winner takes all, shows
Stephen Tucker gives some more thanks to Bart
Ali Cardabra transposes of two different bottles, by magic of course.
For the cabaret performer, Tom Batchelor has a highly entertaining card discovery by a comical gloved-hand vent head.
Chaotic Aces ... a cunning and clever presentation from Daniel de Urquiza
Peter Kane's Royal Flush Flash ... a trick with a pretty flourish for the finale
Steve Zudeck presents a clever red and black reader
Simon Lovell A coin a gun and a clever presentation produce Assassination
Alexander Allen describes his original move to reverse a selected card in the centre of the pack while his pretty princess peers ponderously on
Ian Adair—Is he alive or is he dead. You are the judges
News on and around the magic scene with Geoff
Competition—your chance for fame and fortune
Patrick Lindley's Historical Magical Diary for June
Magical Event diary. Is your club on-the magical event map?
Unclassified adverts.. buy, sell, swop or inform
Henrique relates a salutary lesson about fees and verbal agreements.
Al Smith considers boredom and concludes with mentalism.
Amanda Hyatt tenders the resignation of a card, a particularly upset Ace and the rest of his suit.
Malcolm Yaffe discusses difficult children with equally difficult parents.
Alan Ward brings along another of his curiosities.
John Rhodes keeps us abreast of magic in the media.
A taster of the excitement planned for next month
Benjamin Mack discuses The Magic of the Fox News Channel
Walt Lees on this televisual and bookish
Bob Ostin discloses a divine mystery, i;e., a spectator dowses for the chosen card with a forked twig.
Peter Kane offers an exploding card revelation.
Peter Duffie raises Hell with a fast-moving Elevator routine that finishes in the hands of a spectator
Stephen Tucker details some further thoughts on the Bart Harding System.
Steve Jones presents a comedy card in wallet—or should that be cards? Loads of them!
Jim Breedon describes his handling of the card in nesting boxes.
Alexander Allen's Lady is fooled with a deceptive method of reversing a card.
Barrie Richardson's Mind Scanner—A new technology impression device
Arun Bonerjee's Card & Month Divination another clever mental effect from India
Ali Cardabra lets the genie out of the bottle — a Coca Cola bottle of course!
Ian Adair opens the cat flap to reveal a furl-filled children's effect. And for good measure throws in a bare-faced prémonition for older audiences...
Tom Batchelor gives-some new twists to a ropy and knotty problem
Werner Miller takes to drink but finishes on a watery note
Max Maven Encumbers the beast with a variation on a Peter Duffie idea
Al Smith takes a wry look at stooges and all that they entail - or at least some of what they entail!
Amanda Hyatt narrates a sleightiy humorous scene.
Alan Ward has another reversible drawing from the past, culled out of his archive of curiosities.
ohn Rhodes combs the news media for stories about magicians.
Magical News collected from around the world by Geoff
Collecting Thoughts collated by Eddie Dawes
JJ Pulls a posh Bird — or does he?
Is your club or sotiety on the magical map?
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Journals in and around the Magical scene dissected by Eddie Dawes
John Rhodes with all the magical news in the lay press
Jim Breedon locates a card by means of the selector's thumb print
Peter Duffle's random cuts of the deck reveal the suit and value of a selected card. With no further manipulation, the spectator himself locates it.
Peter Kane has Aces A-Risin in our continuing tribute to him
Malcolm Yaffe deals with the accusation of using marked cards.
Tom Batchelor on the other hand, openly flaunts a crooked deck!
Alexander Allen causes a chosen card trapped between two red jacks to be magically transported to between two black ones.
Barrie Richardson deals In bent money in an intriguing cabaret coinbending demonstration.
Ali Cardabra attempts a bullet catch with a Coca Cola bottle.
Steve Jones offers a utility move to load a small object into your fist
Shamlock a rip-off courteously acknowledged with profuse thanks to Roy Walton
Ian Adair dramatises the rhyme of Jack & Jill in a fun-filled routine.
Mike Hopley's Vowel Movement is an unusual idea which many will enjoy.
Werner Miller mystifies with a mental-type mystery using wooden cubes. James Ward has money in the bag
News and Reviews with Geoff Maltby
Al Smith muses on those who call themselves magic enthusiasts but show little enthusiasm for magic.
Amanda Hyatt offers a magical sonnet
Rex Stott, aided by Eric Sharp reviews the recent Queen Mary 2 Magic Cruise
Walt Lees recalls Fred Robinson's Heroes, both real and otherwise
Competition details. Do fame and fortune await you?
Society Event news
Henrique in a nostalgic mood
Brian Lead on ill advised predictions
Malcolm Yaffe discusses consistency in handling moves and sleights.
John Rhodes as usual has all the latest news from the public media
Letters, your chance to put your oar in and have a row
Jim Breedon takes us through his excellent and practical Ring & Rope routine.
Ian Adair has some novel twists on paper tears.
Peter Kane's best-selling Bottle Glass — Glass Bottle. An intimate version of the Passe Bottles using pictures on oversized cards.
Alan Ward offers an example of kirigami.
Bob Ostin revisits Twiggy
Barrie Richardson shares his Parity Prediction - an unusual psychic stunt with coins using a clever mathematical concept.
Werner Miller mystifies with an ingenious matching effect using ESP cards.
James Ward sells a posh gaff
Arun Bonerjee fortune telling, spelling and foreseeing the future.
Peter Duffie's Crime Suspect involves a spectator locating a selected card without knowing how.
Alexander Allen has a simple-to-do transposition of a card from between two kings held in the hand to between two others in the centre of the pack.
Steve Jones with an effect where two spectators shuffle the pack. One cuts to select two cards. The other finds the matching pair.
News and gossip related by Geoff
Al Smith tells a mythical story to highlight the ambivalent attitude many magicians have towards skill with cards.
Malcolm Yaffe considers preparing to ad lib and recording prior to use.
Henrique recalls a 'children's' show of the type that you really do not wish to encounter
John Rhodes garners magical news from the non magical press
Small and unclassified ads
Society Diary put your club on the magical map
A brief taster of what is in store for the Halloween issue
Peter Duffle's effect is one where the performer knows that the spectator's card is one of three, but not which. Yet the selection is found to be magically reversed in the pack, while the two indifferent cards are not
Argentinian Monte revisited with Daniel de Urquiza
Werner Miller has an ingenious revelation of a freely chosen card, which appears in a position randomly decided upon by the chooser.
Steve Jones comes forward with a much easier but no less spectacular version of Peter Kane's Exploding Revelation from the May issue.
Peter himself is remembered with his dassic Kane's Variant, a marketed manuscript of knockout effects based on a simple but well-hidden mathematical principle.
Jim Breedon revives a seldomseen effect in which the performer locates a chosen card because the spectator's thumb print is on the back.
Barrie Richardson describes his Switching Pen, a brilliantly clever prop for exchanging billets, notes etc.
Ian Adair has a Barefaced Premonition — a variation on the classic effect but involving blank-faced cards.
Alexander Allen describes his version of the dassic Bill Switch. The audience decide on an amount of money and a cheque is written out to cover it. The cheque is folded up, and when opened up is seen to have been transformed into a banknote of the same value!
Alan Ward explains how drown a duck with mild green fairy liquid! You may never want to do it, but it's nice to know how!
Ananta Deb Banerjee's spirit cabinet, which was promised for the last issue but got spirited away, has finally materialized.
Stephen Tucker explains Bob Ostin's Squirde
Jack Stephens releases an excellent bit of comedy by-play with a balloon mouse, which is bound to get a huge reaction from children and adults.
Geoff Maltby rounds up the latest magical news and events.
Alan Ward shares a bewitching optical illusion of a puzzle for Halloween.
John Rhodes surveys the non magical media and tells us who is magically making the headlines.
Small and unclassified ads
Society Events Diary put your club on the magical map.
JJ gets it right twice—and doesn't know how he did it!
Competition. Your chance for fame and fortune?
Eddie Dawes Collates Circle Centenary Collectables
Henrique Carpenters, Conjuring and Breaking and Entering.
A special sneak preview of the contents in the November issue next month.
Alexander Allen discusses The pivot change and shows a clever insight using it.
Max Maven finds a card in an unusually impressive way.
Peter Kane's Transportation of a merely thought of card from one pack to another.
Daniel De Urquiza with a magical transposition in a killer way.
Barrie Richardson divulges his Novel Action Palm—a useful method of stealing away a card while cutting the pack.
Ian Adair presents two more novel ideas. The first is a pen which divines a pair of chosen cards with a surprise twist on the second revelation.
Jim Breedon's magic pen is moved to reveal his treatment of the classic 21 Card Trick.
Peter Duffie offers a clever coincidence effect involving the performer and spectator matching suits in shuffled packets.
Werner Miller's latest mystery is a prediction of the number of face-up cards after a packet has been twisted and turned in various directions.
Stephen Tucker enjoys a very large Martini Cabaret
Ali Cardabra makes a welcome return with a new series, kicking off with a clever and subtle switching envelope for jumbo cards, pictures, photos etc.
The second of Ian Adair's contributions is an unusual approach to performing the dassic 20th Century Silks.
Chris Wardle has a humdinger of a prediction involving bingo balls.
Arun Bonerjee is getting mental vibrations.
Steve Jones outlines some action games suitable for older children. Not magic but useful for whole parties.
Eddie Dawes: looks at what is happening in the magical media.
Henrique: muses and meanders in his usual way, covering a number of topics related to growing old as a magician.
Alan Ward: digs out some Victorian trick drawings from his copious archive of curiosities.
Malcolm Yaffe: ponders the application of applause cues
John Rhodes: scans the press for mentions of magic and who is making the headlines.
Mandy Davis reports on the Fringe at Southport
News and Reviews conducted by Geoff
Letters. Your chance to have your say
Amanda Hyatt espies a naff table limper
Magical Event diary... Is your sodety on the magical map?
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Peter D'Arcy starts a new series for the children's entertainer
Walt Lees considers a recent radio programme about exposure and the Magic Circle
Al Smith and his gobsmacked punters
Jim Breedon: turns detective with a magical thumb print.
Peter Duffie: shows four cards with backs but no faces, which suddenly become printed. No, there are no extra cards!
Steve Jones: uses dice to locate the aces.
Peter Kane: has a method of causing a card to pass from one pile to another, which is totally different to the one he describes in the last issue.
Werner Miller: presents an ingenious effect with a standard ESP deck.
Barrie Richardson: describes a finesse to use when produdng a palmed card from the pocket.
Alexander Allen: discloses how he solved a problem he found in using a Thumb Tip.
Ron Chatbum with a clever variation on esp stacking
Ian Adair: weighs in with two children's effects — a Visit to Magidand and some fishy business, simply entitled Caught!!
Ali Cardabra: has devised reallife adaptation of an ancient optical illusion to make an ideal introduction to a Magic Washing routine.
News and Reviews by Geoff
Henrique talks about some of his experiences when working close-up.
Steve Jones is not so wet behind the ears when he explains how a magician should empty the bath
Amanda Hyatt writes on cruelty to children.
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John Rhodes will be taking his usual soundings of magic in the media.
Al Smith notes one way in which avoidable suspicion is often aroused.
Magical Event Diary—Is your society on the map?
Alan Ward shows his puzzling tricky triangles
JJ's T.V. tale from the wagon
Stephen Tucker with solutions for Euan Bingham's Three Mates
Peter Duffle with a crystal dear Transpo
Ian Adair shows how after some slick demonstrations of cutting to matching pairs, the faces all turn blank
Alexander Allen reveals his method of holding a Fourth-finger Break, which leaves all the fingertips visible
Peter Kane's unorthodox approach to the classic Four-ace Assembly is reprised.
Werner Miller plays a game of chance that the spectator can never win
Chris Wardle's Bells — a Christmas cracker of a dose-up effect
James Ward humorously explains how to pull a plate of mince pies through a closed window
Ian Adair's second offering is a sudden change of sponge cubes to balls
Ali Cardabra describes his bending pencil — it makes a change from cutlery
Alan Ward looks at an intriguing geometrical anomaly and explains how it works
Peter D'Arcy's new series continues with a look at handling whole parties
Arun Bonerjee is back another close-up mental mystery where he plays with matches
Steve Jones has an entertaining prediction of one of five possible objects.
Barrie Richardson shows a woman how to perform a miracle with eggs and a ring
Walt Lees presents all square in the calendar
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