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CLOSE UP, FRENCH STYLE by Bernard Bilis published by Magic Inc., Chicago.

Like many other activities, close up magic in France does not differ greatly either in methods or performance from those of Britain or America. If you have mastered the triple lift, the tilt move and the Hammond count you will find the effects in this 52 page book with soft boards and excellent photographic illustrations within your scope.

There are nine effects in all and are concerned either with cards or coins or both, one of which uses two coins only which covered one under each hand. The one under the right hand disappears and joins the one under the left hand.

Of the card effects proper, four blue-backed Jokers Eire shown. Two of them change to red backs, and some transpositions take place and to conclude the backs return to their original colour.

A version of Everywhere and Nowhere. A red-backed Joker is inserted into a blue-backed pack by a spectator and the cards on either side are found to be two previously selected ones. Performer places a Chinese coin on top of a face down pack, on waving his hands above a previous selection appears face up beneath the coin.

A vanished coin is found in the centre of a pack immediately above a selected card. Four Jokers and a Queen of Spades are shown; the latter is placed face down onto a table. The Jokers change to Queens with different backs and the Queen changes to a Joker. An assembly of four coins under a card uses some new moves to achieve this classic effect. In addition to the necessary skill some double facers and a little patience to 'gimmick' a card are also needed. Well worth buying if this kind of magic is your scene.

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