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Books: Close-Up Magic

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Deceptions That Dare to Dazzle & Delight by Shawn Evans

$21.95

* Definition of Dare

1: An act or instance of daring.
2: Imaginative or Vivacious boldness.

As you read this book, "May your deceptions dare to dazzle and delight". May you find the imagination and boldness to take the mechanics of the tricks herein and fine the dynamics to make them dazzle and delight.

In this book,...

 

Kiss by John Derris

$36.00

You're good at magic. You handle your effects and routines pretty well. Your shows get a good response. There's nothing fundamentally wrong and yet in your heart you know that your magic performance could be better.

There's something missing ... the X factor that big name magicians bask in, with confidence that brings...

 

Magic From Maui

$27.00

Carl Andrews, a leading professional magician in the USA, has provided much advice and recorded experiences valuable to all magicians from his career in this attractive book, together with nearly 30 effects and presentations for close-up and stand-up. Cards, coins, balls and dice are some of the areas where he divulges his secrets.

His...

 

Magic Menu - Fall Issue

$10.00

For more than ten years, from 1990 through 2001, The Magic Menu was a continuing and trusted source of practical information for close-up magicians, particularly those who performed in restaurants, bars and night spots. Each issue brought real-world advice, information, reviews of the latest magic and audience-tested effects from...

 

Magic Menu Spring 2010

$10.00

For more than ten years, from 1990 through 2001, The Magic Menu was a continuing and trusted source of practical information for close-up magicians, particularly those who performed in restaurants, bars and night spots. Each issue brought real-world advice, information, reviews of the latest magic and audience-tested effects from some of...

 

Monkeyshines Volume 1 by Doc Dixon

$22.50

Monkeyshines Volume 1
by Doc Dixon

PART I: CLOSE-UP MAGIC FOR STROLLING & THE TABLE

Memory Aces
About ten cards are cut off the deck. The face card of the packet is shown and the packet is immediately tabled. This is done four times. The four packets have indifferent cards at their faces. When the packets...

 

New Magic Of Japan

$40.00

Book Contents:

  • Preface - Hiroyuki Sakai
  • Foreword - Phil Goldstein
  • Introduction - Richard Kaufman
  • Card Ping Chien
  • Miser's Miracle Again
  • Metamorph-rose
  • Card Quake
  • Glass Load
  • Climax Flower Chains
  • Double Shock
  • Cell Division
  • Cane From Fireball
  • Coin Fugue ...

 

Performance Of Close-Up Magic by Eugene Burger

$45.00

Eugene Burger's "Series of Evocative Essays" that he hopes will, "Challenge ou, cause you to stop and reflect upon your own magic, inspire you to practice and rehearse, and, in the process, improve your own close-up magic performances."

Contents:

About the Writings
Foreword by Channing Pollock
Groundwork
What...

 

Repertoire Volume 1 by Ben Williams

$15.00

This is the first installment of my repertoire series. Repertoire is exactly what it sounds like, my working repertoire. These are the effects I use all the time, they are practical and have a great impact on the spectators.

Here is a list of effects and descriptions:

HEARTLESS - The pips from a selected card appear...

 

Repertoire Volume 2 by Ben Williams

$15.00

Repertoire Volume 2 is quite unsurprisingly my second instalment of my Repertoire series. Expect more workable routines that suit pretty much any environment. Here is a list of the effects that will be unleashed!

POPOMOWA - PoPoMoWa stands for pocket, pocket, mouth, wallet. This is a face paced misdirectional card routine...

 

The Complete Ganson Teach-In Series by Lewis Ganson

$75.00

Classic magic...
legendary magicians...
and they're now all in one place
for the very first time!

L&L Publishing proudly presents:

The Complette Ganson Magic Teach-In Series

Beginning in the late 1970s, Lewis Ganson, one of magic's most respected writers, produced a series of booklets that...

 

Definitive Guide to Restaurant Magic by Wayne Goodman

$27.00

Wayne is the go-to-guy for getting a residency as a paid magician. his help and advice has earned me three long term residencies that has brought in thousands of pounds worth of income.
-Christian Fletcher

If you have ever wanted to know anything about performing at restaurants, how to get the gig, and more importantly...

 

Mad Mojo by Andrew Mayne

$23.00

Though you probably know Andrew Mayne best from his other books on large-scale illusions, Mad Mojo features Andrew's favorite impromptu close-up effects.

  • Lights Out - Produce a light bulb from your shoe
  • Razor Blade Illusion - Using Lifesavers instead of blades
  • Plus lots more

87 pages...

 

Too Hot For The Devil by Tom Gagnon

$55.00

Following the publication of his highly acclaimed book Avant-Cards, Tom Gagnon shares some of his most cherished secrets in his newest release TOO HOT for the DEVIL.

Co-authored with Matthew Field, this hardbound book of close-up magic contains 215 pages, 746 stunning illustrations, and includes 61 exceptional tricks, original sleights,...

 

Kurious Kards & 5 Dollar Trix by Jerry Andrus

$15.00

This book by genius creator Jerry Andrus is really a bound republication of two seperate works. First: KURIOUS KARDS In Andrus's own words: "Here is a book replete with many of my ideas on Kurious Kards. Magicdom certainly has its share of 'Take A Card' tricks -- 'Mental Marvels' -- and 'Mathematical Monstrosities.'...

 

Magic of Steve Hamilton by International Magic

$39.95

Steven Hamilton was a phenomenal magician!

Skillful, passionate, modest, humorous, charismatic... and in his short life, he did it all - cards, close-up, cabaret, table hopping, comedy, books, lectures and his own magazine.

All that, and he held down a day job!

But it was cards and close-up where he truly excelled,...

 

Bamboozlers Vol. 3 by Diamond Jim Tyler

$19.95

BAMBOOZLERS: The Book of Bankable Bar Betchas, Brain Bogglers, Belly Busters & Bewitchery: Volume Three- This project took more than three years to assemble. It's yet another bombastic bible of bar bets and bits of business that I've collected over the years through my travels. There's lots of spins on classics and several new...

 

The Ultimate Sphinx by The Conjuring Arts Research Center

$49.99

In the history of magic magazines The Sphinx is special. It was one of America's first and lasted for 50 years. The Sphinx was indisputably the greatest American magic magazine during our Golden Age of magic. The material, history and general gossip about magic from 1902 to 1952 is astounding and cannot be found anywhere else but The...

 

Creative Magic by Adam Wilber

$34.99

Creative Magic has the formula YOU need to kick start your Magic Creativity AND Career. This book is for the magician who wants to create magic and make money while doing it.

TWO SAMPLES FROM CREATIVE MAGIC FROM BRAD CHRISTIAN AND DANIEL MADISON ON CREATIVITY

"To me, creativity seems to be an expression of letting your...

 

Rubber Band Magic Ken Ring and Paul Romhany

$18.00

Ken Ring is the KING of rubber band magic in New Zealand, and has performed the material in the updated book in school shows, walk-around and even on stage. This book is 104 pages and contains 26 routines with rubber-bands, each with a twist by Ken Ring. Some are well known and others are only known to a small number,...

 

Approaching Magic - David Regal

$69.00

Over 500 Pages and 1000 Photographs

Bills, beer, socks, envelopes, DVDs, coffee cups, baskets, boxes, borrowed rings, portable darkness, pieces of paper, paperback books, a bulletin board, a glass canister, a wand, a pencil, and a marshmallow...plus Cards & Coins.

Magic for Stand Up, Sit Down, Near and Far. How it Works...

 

Dobsons Choice Special Effects

$35.00

"Special Effects is my latest, and I honestly believe my best book to date. Within its forty pages, you'll encounter thirteen really strong close-up and stand-up routines, and all my own offerings appear here in print for the very first time.

I have stripped away virtually all the sleight-of-hand from most of the routines and...

 

Prestige Pen Projects by Shawn Evans

$42.95

"We humans have a long history of using writing instruments to record and transfer our thoughts and impressions.

We magicians have a long history of gimmicking writing instruments to deceive thoughts and create magical impressions."


If each of the pens and effects in this book were sold separately at market value, the...

 

Come A Little Closer - John Denis

$30.00

A book of Magic Greats! Magic by Alex Elmsley, Jack Avis, Roy Walton, Bobby Bernard, Ted Danson, and John Derris. This book includes all the effects that were first described in the small 1953 publication called Come A Little Closer plus 19 never-before published items. Material includes True Grit The Siva Fold, Jet Transportation, Monte...

 


Definitive Sankey by Jay Sankey and Vanishing Inc. Magic

Volume 1
The journey begins with a thoughtful introduction on what makes Jay Sankey tick, and then details all the sleights and signature moves needed for the ensuing volumes. Then we lead off with Cards and Props, a chapter devoted to such Sankey classics as "Airtight" and "Nailed," yet also includes the lovely, unpublished...

 




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