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(W IT4J INSPIRATION TI2-OM vouc, & E.NNE-TT ANP ne day I was jogging down the street per-C forming the Bizarre Vanish from Close-Up Fantasies Finale for anyone who would care to watch, when I slammed smack dab into Doug Bennett who'd been jogging down the street from the opposite direction performing his shrinking-card effect for anyone who would care to watch. The impact caused both our cards to mush together. I said, Hey, Bennett you've got your crummy shrinking card all over my brilliant...

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Ror when you want to travel In style -complete with tinted windows, and a spiffy chauffeur with a funny hat. Four Jacks are squiggled at your fingertips and change into four other cards. This squiggle misdirection enables you to secretly escort the four Jacks into the box - or so the pedestrian audience is driven to believe. This was originally designed as a flashy extension to Reset. (see Index). R.< AP CLlE-Ckl - You'll need to load a card into the box before you begin. Take any card...

Tuel Pu

F aul Harris has discovered something I mighty peculiar about the way card cases are made that he thinks you ought to know about. A peculiarity built into every case currently being manufactured that transforms a borrowed pack of cards into a powerful weapon of deception. E-fTE-CT - No gimmicks just a normal deck and box. The deck INSIDE the box visibly penetrates up through the box and ends up resting on top. A moment later you slowly press the deck back down through to the inside of the box....

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N the one hand you've got your basic skilled Close-up Artist, well-versed in bold bluffs, S cheap-shots, and other pseudo strategies of deception. While on the other hand (the clean one) you've got your basic fun kinda guy, genetically compelled to provoke verbal warmies, mental feelies, and other impromptu acts of social intimacy. It's a tough job bringing these two hands together, but when carefully combined you just might end up with the ten tap-dancing fingers and thumbs of a Close-up kinda...

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6TE.P EJCJlJT - Carry the palmed card toward the audience and flash your palm briefly. They shouldn't see much. Then do it again, but a little slower. They'll begin to wonder where the card is. 5TE-P NiNE - (Busby's Lay Down) Carry the invisible card down with your right hand (you must believe it is there) and touch the heel of your right hand down on the table just below the bottom edge of the double card. As you press your hand down swivel it to the right carrying the top card of the double...

Tuel Oovoo Cm2jd

(Ei> A- > E_D n A te-r-anl c nc pt) uy's creation allows you to unleash three O potent moments for the price of a simple force. It's a non-litigious version of Voodoo spell casting, using an innocent card as the Voodoo subject and an innocent spectator as the Voodoo High Priestess or she can just hang out and be a spectator. She tentatively turns her selected card face up where it reveals itself as the Two of Hearts. You comment that the very act of turning over the red Two may in itself...

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I I e shakes hands with the men, exchanges -I I keys with the women, and bounces small children upon his knee in an amusing three-ball juggling pattern. The Close-Up Kinda Guy then picks up his deck, holds it between both hands, then in the same fashion that a pool shark unscrews his custom-made cue, he slowly unscrews his deck. He eases the two sections into their velvet-lined case, quietly closes the lid and then, almost without moving his feet, he smoothly glides out of the room in search of...

TJJE epuctioN

An invisible organic gimmick is erected in full view of your audience who are bushwhacked into believing you're making a clever card puzzle. This natural ungimmicked gimmick (known in inner circles as a smitchik) now enables you to do a semi-automatic penetration of one card through another over and over again directly under your spectator's watchful nose - even while the spectator is fondling one of the cards herself. The nature of the smitchik creates a self-contained climax that is as...

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Credits The Astonishing Editor Andr Hagen The Other Side of Astonishment (Abrams) 5 Hot The Anything Deck Bat Membrane Membrane With a Pack of Smokes (P.H. Mead) CL L-UP TANlTA lL riNALL ( I 98 I ) Heartburn Mickey Mouse Math Torn and Restored Shuffle Just Call Me Mr. The Bill Improvised Screwed Deck (revised) 99 Return of the Bizarre Shrink (revised) 129 Chocolate Coin (P.H. Dick Ryan) 133 B> RAlN6T M IN tj-fc e> AliAlV A6 (I 983) The Bent Copper-Silver Transposition (Ammar P.H. Daryl) 141...

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6TELP F UR. - Your right hand tables the gaff face down, without letting go of it. Have someone initial the folded ends. As they are writing on the folded card, pocket the stack along with the hidden card. 5TE-P p E. - Pick up the glued cards and fold the ends of the outer card down and around the other side as in FIG. 7. All four ends of the two cards are folded against each other. Press this packet between someone's palms. After suitable build-up, allow her to open up the cards and discover...

Exposed View

The left thumb has secretly pulled the third card back on top of its packet undercover of the natural downward swing of both hands. Your right index finger visibly and audibly created the illusion that the top card has been taken onto the face of the right-hand cards then pressed into position by your right middle finger (FIG. 7). An exposed view of the left thumb pulling the top card back onto the left packet. The right index and middle fingers will again change positions creating an audible...

Leapelr

E-ITE-CT - Over and over you prove your ability to cause cards to vanish and reappear at will. First you prove it by having them appear under a spectators seat, and then you repeat it. Finally, the spectator becomes the astonish-er, as she performs the effect for you COMMENTS - This is more than a cards-across routine, it is a showpiece structured to maximize audience interaction while retaining the clarity of the effect. If you entertain with magic, consider these things (1) There are no...

Paul Curry

You're sitting with your breakout group where you and your fellow breakout groupies have been instructed to brainstorm a marketing plan to distribute 240,000 midget widgets. The future of your company hangs in the balance - not to mention the fate of nearly a quarter-million itty-bitty widgets. The responsibility is overwhelming, but first you have an even larger responsibility. That's right. First you must come up with yet another wildly brilliant way to hand out a few more of your beloved yet...

Galaxy

Curry's original version of this astonishing plot became one of the most celebrated card effects of this century. But several aspects of the routine are burdensome. The magician must - without seeming to - count the first half of the deck while the spectator deals. This obligation stands in the way of the magician exerting his style by amusing the onlookers while a boring activity is in progress. The use of the additional red and black leader cards halfway through the deal is weakly reasoned,...

To Pleform

TE-P NlE- - Ask a woman from the audience to shuffle the cards. Take back the deck and spread it face down, inviting her to touch a card. Separate the spread, raising the top portion down to and including the selection to her face, tilt-glimpsing the card as you do so Quite simply, raise the spread to your chest level, tilting the top of the spread toward you. far enough to make out the oblique face of the card, as in the illustration. The tilt is so slight it goes completely unnoticed,...

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Create another A in the same position on the back of the next card - and then two B's on the next two cards after that. Continue drawing a double alphabet on the 51 cards so that when you're done you have TWO of every letter - EXCEPT for Q, X and U. You only have ONE of those. That's so you can have THREE E's and THREE A's. Which are extra letters you'll use a whole lot more than a Q, X or U. The deck is now arranged in alphabetical order starting with the two A's on top. Drop the three...