101 Amazing Card Tricks
Paperback ISBN: 0806903422
Have nothing but a deck of cards? With this book you’ll soon be dealing out playful poker, and four-ace tricks that will make everyone say; “How did you do that?” If you can shuffle a deck, you can perform Jacks-be-Nimble, About Face, Number Nonsense, and dozens more. Clear illustrations demonstrate how to execute each move precisely. A chart gauges the difficulty of each trick.
101 Magic Tricks
Any Time Any Place
Paperback ISBN: 1631590723
Learn 101 simple magic tricks to astonish and amaze! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Step right up and try not one, not two, not three, but 101 Magic Tricks! Astonish and amaze everyone you know with easy-to-master tricks and illusions. Learn classic sleight of hand techniques that are simple enough for any apprentice to grasp. Conquer magical ruses that require no special equipment, and are explained with simple step-by-step instructions. Bryan Miles will guide you through astonishing feats such as: - The Foundations of Magic including: The Hand, The Deck of Cards, Mechanic's Grip and Biddle Grip, Classic Two-Handed Spread, Cutting the Cards - Magic at School or College - Birthday Magic - Restaurant Magic - Office Magic - Magic at the Bar - Street Magic - Holiday Magic - Anytime Magic - Magic for the Stage ...And More!
Your Absolute, Quintessential, All You Wanted to Know, Complete Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0883910179
From Merlin to Copperfield, magicians have been baffling crowds for centuries. Now you too can learn tricks that are guaranteed to mesmerize any audience. Including an array of dazzling tricks, and step-by-step illustrations, you will learn everything from simple sleight-of-hand tricks to advanced illusions and deceptions. This guide to the secrets of some of the world's greatest magicians will keep your audience bewitched, baffled and bewildered! Learn how to perform over 100 magic tricks from the man who worked a combined 40 years with all-time greats Houdini, Thurston and Blackstone.
Art & Artifice
And Other Essays on Illusion : Concerning the Invenors, Traditions, Evolution & Rediscovery of Stage Magic
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0786718064
From the author of Hiding the Elephant and The Glorious Deception comes a collection of five essays that shows how the great stage illusions were integrally products of their time, based on the traditions and fashions of the people, and the offspring of the incredible, inventive personalities who brought them to the stage. Like no other author, Jim Steinmeyer gives us insight into the timeless appeal of magic. His human subjects include such characters as Steele MacKaye, Maskelyne, David Devant, P.T. Selbit, Horace Goldin, and Charles Morritt. Illusions he discusses include: The Mascot Moth, Sawing a Lady in Halves, and Morritt's Disappearing Donkey.
Practical Methods and Forty Original Card Experiments
Paperback ISBN: 0486277577
A famous card expert demonstrates sleights-of-hand — shifts, palms, glides, false shuffles, cuts, fans, steals, and deceptions — that have left theater audiences amazed. Not for beginners. Over 300 photos.
The Royal Road to Card Magic
Hardcover ISBN: 1944686274
If you practice any sort of magic?or plan on giving it a try?you probably know that for most people, card tricks are often the starting point. If you have a deck of cards readily available, as many common households do, the only things required to wow an audience are a little sleight of hand and a magician’s secrets. In spite of the timeless credo ?good magicians never reveal their secrets,
Celebrations of Curious Characters
Hardcover ISBN: 1936365030
A yegg,” in criminal slang, is a thief, a scoundrel, a safecracker. Four Minutes Yeggs cracks open the personal vaults of Ricky Jayraconteur, historian, and the world's greatest sleight-of-hand artistexposing a wonderful world of amusing and arcane knowledge. Adapted from his popular NPR series 'Jay's Journal,' Four Minute Yeggs features one-page anecdotes of mind-bending performers (limbless jugglers, piano-playing parrots, unkempt Londoners) paired with engravings, mezzotints, and broadsheets from the author's remarkable collection. You’ll find engaging vignettes on a daunting variety of topics: musical prodigies, cannon-ball catchers, conmen, card cheats, and performing politicians. Plus, a man who made a model of Lincoln Cathedral out of 1,000,800 bottle corks; a woman continuously pregnant for six-and-a-half years; a theatrical strong man who became the world’s leading Egyptologist; and a healthy number of digressions on time, money, and the argot of thieves, scoundrels, and safecrackers. This large, full-color book comes with forty-five essays, each accompanied by artifacts from Mr. Jay's storied archives. Designed specifically for four-minute perusing bursts, it will mesmerize grizzled magicians and casual onlookers alike.