This abundantly illustrated, easy-to-follow guide offers beginning magicians expert advice for successfully performing over 100 tricks, each graded according to difficulty. Requiring neither sleight of hand nor complex props, these fascinating tricks can all be performed with everyday objects.
Step-by-step instructions, complemented by nearly 400 explanatory illustrations, show you how to master such all-time classics as The Inexhaustible Hat, The Cut and Restored Turban, Dyeing the Silks, The Chinese Rings, and The Vanishing Bowl of Water. You'll also learn to perform the mystifying manipulations of The Rising Cards, The Telltale Card, and The Impossible Location and to execute such quick tricks as The Invisible Lasso, Steel through Steel, and The Indestructible Handkerchief. With this book as your guide, you'll even master such baffling exploits of mental magic as Fingers That See, The Great Telephone Trick, Magic Squares, Super Memory, and dozens more. In addition to complete instructions, the text includes a glossary of professional terms, notes on constructing necessary props, and a brief but fascinating section on great magicians, past and present.
Like many magicians, author Bill Tarr has been performing since an early age. In this book, his enthusiasm, knowledge, and admiration for his subject are readily apparent. By following the expert advice and instructions he has put forth in this easy-to-follow guide, you'll soon be adept at a repertoire of tricks sure to dazzle friends and family alike.
Table of Contents
preface introduction questions and answers for the beginning magician terms and miscellaneous information you should know notes on construction classic magic tricks chinese rice bowls the dollar bill in the lemon chinese wands the chinese rings rope and bottle trick the drumhead tube the inexhaustible hat the cut and restored turban dyeing the silks card on the ribbon penetration the vanishing bowl of water coin in the box card magic you do as I do the rising cards the four aces reverso the lazy location muscle reading you're the magician the twentieth card double reverse the telltale card one-way deck principle
elimination the impossible location on forcing no-skill card force mental magic second sight with cards
table divination fingers that see the great telephone trick one ahead magic squares finding hidden objects x-ray eyes super memory close-up magic vanishing small objects handkerchief vanish paper-fold vanish the coin pull silk pull cigarette pull the rising cigarette ring on string the phantom cigarette string and straw trick paddle trick paddle variation #1
paddle variation #2
the great matchbox escape squash miscellaneous magic ring on the rope mystery the paper tree comedy flower growth the cornucopia vanish the magic mouse snip-snip wand from purse the vanishing wand production tubes instant silk super instant silk the rising pencil gloves to bouquet vanishing gloves flowers from nowhere silk through glass the restored necklace the stamp-album trick an easy production box the penetrating silk continuous cigarette production two-handed instant knot snap knot one-handed knot chalk mark through the table quick tricks the rising ring wood through steel the indestructible handkerchief the clinging wand the rising matchbox
Ralph Read's tapping pencil steel through steel the rising match the divining stone an easy coin vanish a unique way to reveal a chosen card the broken and restored match the invisible lasso the rolling cigarette twin matches pulse stopping the standing pencil stunts clipped relit how to draw a perfect star how to float a needle on a glass of water the presliced banana how to empty a bottle faster than anyone else can the rising arm trick room for one more cutting a pair the hard way the mouse shadography chapeaugraphy the great magicians past and present books of special interest glossary
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