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Close-Up Magic Secrets by Jim Tyler

Move objects with your mind, pass coins through tables, escape police restraints, and reveal other people's thoughts! Diamond Jim Tyler shows how to transform an ordinary act into a truly entertaining show. Learn 29 routines that include several original tricks as well as many tried-and-true crowd pleasers.
Written for beginners and used by pros, this guide is designed for illusionists performing in small venues — bars, restaurants, and other places where audiences will be watching from close range. Its tricks for every type of magician include a variety of routines involving cards, money, fire, mind-reading, and comedy. Diamond Jim offers tips on patter and a helpful glossary of magic jargon. More than 300 photographs illustrate his easy-to-follow instructions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486478913
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 06/16/2011
Series: Dover Magic Books
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

A professional magician since the age of 16, Dallas-based Diamond Jim Tyler performs, gives private lessons and group lectures, invents routines, and markets magic effects all over the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Jeff Davis
Foreword by Jon Racherbaumer
A Night in the Life of Diamond Jim
1. The Gunslinger
2. New Age Spellbound
3. One-Armed Aces
4. The Hitchhiker
5. Baseball Diamond
6. The FBI Trick
7. Paperweight
8. Finger Ring and String
9. Soaring Straw
10. Comedy Shuffling Routine
11. Invisible Thumbscrews
12. Cat and Mouse
13. Fireball
14. Mathemagic
15. The Animated Cardbox
16. Three Burnt Matches
17. Burning Impression
18. Trapdoor Coins
19. Diamond Back
20. Reel Fun
21. Frog Hair
22. Sacring of Wicca
23. The Smoking Spoon
24. Diamond's Dazzler
25. Nimble Corks
26. Wise Guys Can't Count
27. Whatever It Takes
28. Pieces of Eight
29. The Birthday Bill
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