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...
Introducing 'Creation' the first full publication from Master of Illusions Entertainment
So what is Creation all about?
Peter Loughran has been creating and marketing original magic effects and illusions for almost 2 decades with dozens of top selling magic effects on the market today, while...
Jeff Stone just doesn't know when to quit, lucky for us! His books are like finding a chest filled with gold, then discovering a secret compartment in the chest filled with diamonds, then discovering there's a false bottom in the chest that's filled with emeralds. Yep....they're like that, but better.
A spectator is handed a cased deck with the promise that the performer will not touch it!
The performer also places his wallet on the table, "This is my money trick..." he explains*. Two spectators are asked to assist. Together, they decide upon what appears to be a "freely chosen card." In this instance, we'll assume they...
A dollar bill has been braided. Close examination reveals that it has two lengthwise slits that extend nearly to the ends of the bill, dividing it into three bands. The braiding is real although the bands have never been separate. It looks impossible.
The bill can be borrowed, transformed into this impossible object, and...
"This stuff's so clever it's criminal!"
These words were uttered by Max Maven shortly after reading David Regal's Close-Up & Personal. Fortunately, Regal has managed to escape prosecution, due not only to his inventiveness, wit and originality in magic, but also to his success as a comedy performer and television...
These lecture notes contain six of Paul Romhany's favorite routines that he has performed over the past twenty years. They range from stand-up to stage and even a little close-up ditty using business cards. There is something in here for every type of performer.
Nearly 20 years in the making!
The reviewer for Genii gave the book the best review and highly recommends the book!
Here are just a few of the comments from those who have written lengthy tributes to Fred and his contribution to magic.
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...
THe Unusual Close-up Stylings of R.T. Starke
A combination of some earlier work, and some other things that have not been published. Close-up magic, off beat thinking, EASY to do. Here are some of the items included:
The Whole Miracle: A card is selected, signed and sandwiched between two jokers. All...
A collection of Notes from Daniel Garcia
One Point Production
White or Wheat
Nacho Mamas Triumph
Your Personal Safe
On the Rocks
DG Box Steal...
Monkeyshines Volume 1
by Doc Dixon
PART I: CLOSE-UP MAGIC FOR STROLLING & THE TABLE
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...
by Joshua Jay
Magic is everywhere, from the big spectacle celebrity of David Copperfield and Siegfried and Roy to the quirky Penn and Teller to the spooky David Blaine and Criss Angel to the endless material on YouTube. But until now, learning it has never been easy—that's all about to change with Magic, a book...
The first two chapters contain 31 excellent coin tricks and additional material. The third chapter contains 8 brilliant card tricks. The fourth chapter contains 6 expert gambling sleights and other information. The fifth chapter contains: The Salt Trick * The Broken and Restored Cigarette (5 versions!) * The Bill in the Cigarette * The Bill...
Become a First-Rate Close-Up Performer with this indispensable Guide.
A Goldmine of Hints for the Pros
The real secrets of professional magicians are NOT their routines! If you want to be a pro, you don’t need another book of tricks; you need a guide through his world of professional close-up magic!
Sixty different routines compiled by Paul Romhany and TC Tahoe, with additional routines by eighteen other magicians from around the world, including Banachek, Kenton Knepper, Gerard, Richard Webster, Joe Givan, and Wayne Rogers.
This book is a compendium of creative approaches to a single principle, a principle dedicated...
When it happens in their hands—
It's an old adage of conjuring:
The strongest magic happens in the hands of the audience.
A lesser-known corollary to this is:
The more that happens there, the stronger the magic.
So what if it all happened...
Paul Hallas' new book is a compilation of his favorite effects from the past 25 years. Some have appeared in print in limited edition booklets and magazines (some obscure), some are previously unpublished and others were released as marketed effects. Of those that have appeared before, some have evolved over the years and additional...
If you have not read and learned the magic contained in this book you have no business calling yourself a close-up magician. The magic by John Scarne, Dai Vernon, Bert Allerton, S. Leo Horowitz, Emil Jarrow, Francis Carlyle, Dr. Jacob Daley, Tony Slydini, Ross Bertram, Nate Leipzig, and Max Malini helped shape the art of close-up magic as...
Hugards Annuals Of Magic (1937-1939)
Here are Jean Hugard's recordings of magic from 1937-39, from illusions to close-up: tricks with coins, cards, silks, cigarettes, cigars, billiard balls, matches, newspapers, thimbles, paper, the Egg Bag and Linking Rings. Hugard clearly explains tricks such as Paul Curry's "Touch",...
Frank Blaisdell, M.D. graduated from Stanford School of Medicine and was on accomplished Magician. He was in I.B.M., S.A.M., P.C.A.M., Vancouver Magic Circle, Mystic 13 of San Jose and he was a Member of Order of Merlin!
Includes over 50 creative original magic tricks, ideas, and tips!
Section One Includes:...