One of the favourite effects of the Master Magician David Devant was to produce a live rabbit from under a spectator's coat. The effect had tremendous potential, and Eddie Joseph first wrote the definite treatise on the subject.
This is a very detailed and elaborate treatise, covering the complete art of producing items from all parts of a volunteering spectator's body ranging from apparel like nylon stockings and underwear, through cards, coins and currency notes, to items like beer bottles, canes, fruit and even live stock like doves and rabbits.
Eddie Joseph has written with detailed descriptions and examples various techniques, methods of concealment, loading, and production under all possible performing conditions. This is a valuable book for performers interested in this branch of magic.
What's a squeeker? We're glad you asked! The squeeker is a tiny device that you hide in your hand. When you squeeze it, it makes an absurd noise that just makes people smile. Since people can't see it, they'll think the squeek is coming from whatever you're squeezing, touching or poking!
Includes gags, jokes, routines and offbeat ideas for the Squeeker in every public situation-elevators, restaurants, work, school...even at the chiropractor! Comes with a genuine, factory tested, supreme quality squeeker.
Put the squeeze on it today!
Over 15 new illusions plus a complete act!
Dondrake, with the help of Gary Darwin and his friends have put together the first complete book on Black Art. For the first time in print, see Dondrake's Wizard's Window, a complete show where miracles happen at your fingertips. See playing cards instantly vanish! Or a paper bird which visibly turns into a live dove.
Dondrake shows you 15 new illusions that are easy to build and startling to the audience. Learn how to visibly push a steel rod through your body! From Gary Darwin's top secret notebook, learn how to pull off the fingers and thumb of one of your hands, and then magically reappear each one!
Learn how to build your own black art curtains, wizard's table and flying carpet illusion! All 15 illusions have easy-to-follow instructions and are fully illustrated. Absolutely nothing has been left out!
"It's about time that someone has written a book on black art. Anyone could take this book and build a million dollar act." - Lance Burton
"Finally a book which details the amazing world of black art." - Jay Scott Berry
"I use Dondrake's black art close-up." - Allan Ackerman
"Finally a beautifully descriptive book, well illustrated, that has practical, usable ideas in black art for the performing magician!" - Dixie Dooley
This booklet contains over 200 jokes, cartoons, gags, visual stunts, and one-liners custom made for magicians and mentalists. These special hints and comedic gems will tighten up your act and make your next performance a barrel of laughs!
A collaboration with ideas from Wayne Houchin, Michael Ammar, Kenneth Peh, and Jonathan Bayme. A card is chosen. In this case, it's the Six of Diamonds. The Four of Diamonds is also used. You clearly place the Six of Diamonds in the spectator's closed hands (in a sandwich manner), holding on to the Four of Diamonds.
As you slowly shake the Four, the pips, that is, the diamonds are seen to visually multiply and move across the card to form the Six of Diamonds. The spectator opens their hands to find the Four of Diamonds, and all is handed out for complete examination.
There's a reason Cyril (famed Japanese magician) performed a variation of this effect on national television. Imagine being able to allow your audience to actually SEE a card visually change. Now do it.
Wayne Houchin (performer & theory11's Creative Director) guides you through each phase of the effect, teaching his original version utilizing the classic Moving Pips card (included). In addition, learn Michael Ammar's Visually Yours -- the routine that started it all. Taught in a high-resolution DVD format, you will learn every nuance of the effect.
Bicycle, Red Back.
The 17 year old author describes eleven knock out effects, with a variety for all tastes, covering both close-up effects and stage conjuring.
Some of the routines are mind boggling, like the "Nu Way Coin Across" where pictures of coins on playing cards assemble one at a time, then turn to real coins!
Or the Chopped Card Through Table, where torn quarters of a playing card go though the table singly, then change completely to finish with a punch climax!
There are more routines with cards, coins, newspaper, currency notes etc. All visual magic that requires no special preparation or skill beyond the capabilities of most average magicians. The routines are of course far above average.
The book includes Indian Levitation, Floating a Girl, Mystery of Lhasa, Aga, Sword Aerial, Bed of Arrows, Fan Illusion, Walking on Swords, Flying Carpet, One Man Levitation, Chair Suspension, Bamboo Aerial, Trilby Couch, Goldston Aga, Night Club Levitation, Another Asrah, Asrah, Kellar's Asrah. This is not a book of illusion blue prints and is certainly not intended to be a complete source for the Levitation Secrets.
As the title suggests, it is a book of secrets, illustrating how each Levitation is performed. The intelligent performer will find the information sufficient to construct some, if not all of these items from the information provided, adapting the details and measurements to his requirements. For the others, Levitation secret will give a reasonable idea of what is involved, so you could get a more complete blue print or additional details to make the item. A good and informative book for anyone interested in large illusion magic.
This is the third revised edition of the book, with some excellent tips for performing with a marked deck, and many good routines to do with this, so that the audience never suspects a marked deck.
Are you a professional, working magician? Then this royalty free Music Magic is for you! This is a new CD dedicated to the working magician who is looking for ORIGINAL music for their act.
Contains overtures, playoffs, sound effects and music especially designed for the magician.
A new CD by Richard Allen containing over 60 minutes of original royalty free music tailored especially to the performing magician. Performance release contract included with each purchase.
"I highly recommend Music Magic for any magician. It's absolutely great." - Milt Larsen - Magic Castle, Hollywood
"Richard writes incredible original music for my act. Music Magic now lets everyone use his first-class work." - Nicholas Night - star of Champion's of Magic III (ABC)
Contents include Sawing A woman In Halves (Selbit's method, and two Horace Goldin methods), Abbott's method (using circular saw and a plank), Vertical Sawing Illusion plus an improved method suggested by the author, Miss Boots - another vertical sawing by Ovette, One Man Sawing illusion, Sawing Illusion (Abbott's method), Thin Model Sawing (two versions), Buzz Saw Illusion, Super Magician's Self Sawing (as performed by David Copperfield), Homicide Illusion and the Torrini's method of Sawing A Woman In Halves.
This is not a book of illusion blue prints and is certainly not intended to be a complete source for the sawing illusions. Most magicians will find this an excellent source for knowing different methods and their pros and cons before selecting one for their use. The intelligent performer will find the information provided sufficient to make or get made any of these illusions. A recommended book for anyone interested in large illusion magic.
Soumya Deb is one of the most prolific idea men in India and a competent professional magician. This book brings you some of the best and most practical of his creations ranging from novel card tricks to easy to build and perform illusions. The book covers over 30 of Soumyas Brainstorms. Soumyas skills as an artist make the descriptions lucid, without need for lengthy text.
All the effects are novel, easy to perform and can be adapted to ones individual performing taste. "Something for everyone" would be an apt description for this.
The Secrets of SPONGE BALLS. A virtual goldmine of routines, sleights and subtleties with sponge balls!
If you could have one set of magic DVDs, this would be it! This benchmark collection features just about all of magic's most enduring and classic effects and routines. It's a fabulous compendium with many of the top masters in the world of magic teaching their handlings and routines for some of magic's classics. Linking rings, sponge balls, metal bending, cups and balls, thumb tips, Zombie, color-changing knives, and many, many more topics are all gathered in this one terrific DVD reference set. Each volume covers a specific subject and features new, old, and sometimes rare footage by some of the top video producers in magic.
You'll find a sponge ball routine in almost every close-up performer's repertoire and in this volume, you'll discover a virtual encyclopedia of sponge ball magic. Routines from thirteen of the best sponge ball workers of all time have been collected in one place for the first time, making this DVD the most comprehensive reference work on performing magic with sponge balls ever produced. You'll learn many unique vanishes, moves and stratagems to build your own routine or to plug into the routine you already do.
You'll see past masters such as Albert Goshman and Frank Garcia. You'll learn great basic routines from Daryl, Mark Leveridge and Steve Darci along with unique twists from Frank Balzerak, Jon Tremaine and Aldo Colombini. And, if you're looking for sensational ways to end your sponge ball routine, there are jaw-dropping endings by Flip, Eugene Burger and Roger Klause. For good measure, there are completely different takes on sponge ball work, such as Johnny Thompson's handling of Roy Benson's classic bowl routine and Michael Finney's routine, suitable even for large audiences. You'll never find more diversified and usable information about one of close-up magic's most ubiquitous effects gathered together in one place than in this amazing collection.
Running time approximately 2 hr 55 min.