The Ultimate Ripoff

This routine, because of its revolutionary concept, was originally slated to be published in manuscript form as a dealer item. But after conferring with my accountant, my business manager, and my lawyer, it was decided that a single effect manuscript would not be profitable. This final decision was supported by the formula C X x M 0. This is where C cardician, M manuscript, X Xerox machine, and 0 my profits. This same team of consultants later advised me to use the item in question as a feature...

Hi Ho Silver

I refuse to over step the delicate boundaries of good taste and decency by telling you how wonderful this item is. Instead, I'll let someone else do the talking for me. That's the greatest coin vanish I've ever seen How do you do that This is a direct quote from Chuck Martinez - professional magician, magic entrepreneur, and ne'er-do-well, after having witnessed the virgin performance of Hi Ho Silver. Since this historic moment I've been amazing, amusing, and confusing almost every magician on...

Grasshopper

Grasshopper is my answer to the magicial question How can you cause a selected card to vanish from between two kings, only to appear moments later between the two other kings This feat to be accomplished without resorting to the deck, extra cards, or such primitive devices as palming or lapping. PERFORMANCES By clever routining contrive to put yourself in the position of having the four kings and a selected card face-up in your left hand. The selected card should be at the back, the kings...

PDQ Coins Across

Coins Across is a stripped down, modernized presentation designed for speed and impact. It cuts down on excess handling and eliminates the usual time lag between the passage of each coin. An important difference in this routine is that the hand containing the four coins at the start is kept closed until the finish. After the four coins have traveled across, the hand is opened for the first time to reveal that the coins really have gone. This closed-fist element, along with giving you...

Twisted Collectors by J C Wagner

EFFECT After three cards have been noted and returned to the deck, the four aces are picked up and displayed. This packet is given a twist causing one ace to magically turn face-up. Another twist results in a second ace reversing itself, the first ace having returned to its original face-down condition. This procedure is continued until each ace has made a showing. Then, a snap of the fingers and all four aces are shown to have turned face-up at one time. And for a really tremendous finish, the...

Machine Gun Aces by Harry

Do you ever get the urge to do bodily harm to a member of your audience Are you on the verge of punching out the next man who asks you to make his wife disappear If you have been troubled by such disquieting thoughts as these then fear no more. Harry Eng (The Enforcer) has fabricated a method which enables us to take our aggressions out on an audience and make them like it A discovery which renders the practice of throwing stale sponge balls at your spectator almost obsolete - The Machine...

Earth Shoes by Looy Simonoff

Looy Simonoff is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Nevada. He serves double duty as an instructor by teaching a course on close-up magic. Looy is best known by his students and colleagues for his colorful classroom performances enhanced by a decidedly off-beat sense of humor. Looy's keen mind with its trained sense of logic develops ideas which have completely destroyed me. You know the feeling. It's the same thing you experienced when you were first fooled by Sponge Balls or Out...

Pain by Harry

What, you ask, is Pain In simple terms, Pain is a contrived act of close-up torture. A bizarre excursion into the macabre created by that evil Chinese genius, Harry Eng. Actually, Harry is one of the finest, most intelligent men that I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Magically speaking, everything that Harry touches turns to gold. In this case Harry has applied his special touch to transform a ho-hum party stunt into an electrifying demonstration of controlled self-destruction. EFFECT A...

Honest Johns Ace Assembly by J C Wagner

As a professional close-up worker, J.C. Wagner's routines have to be good - or he'd be out of a job His presentations combine the masterful technique of magician's magic with the powerful punch of commercial magic. John has been kind enough to allow publication of two of his goodies. These routines are the tools of his trade. Take advantage of this man's experience by giving these effects the time and attention that they deserve. The super magic of J.C. Wagner can be enjoyed nightly at J.C....