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Volume One contains a collection of powerful card magic utilizing unprepared cards, David’s startling Cups & Balls routine from his Magic Castle Act and a chapter devoted entirely to magic done with neither cards nor coins.
Prepare to fool your audiences with the following:
Multiple spectators shuffle an ordinary deck, which is then held under a spectator’s hand, yet the magician has correctly predicted the top card.
The magician, standing behind the table with empty hands, causes a signed selection to penetrate the tabletop.
A selection is placed between four Aces held in the hands, then jumps to the center of a pile of Kings already on the table.
The magician pockets four-of-a-kind selected by a spectator, then spreads the Aces in a face-up fan. Visually, in an instant, the cards change places. A spectator cuts the deck multiple times, arriving at his own phone number. Two volunteers cut to and turn over the four aces-a new method for a classic effect. You may fool yourself!
A cotton ball is plucked from a spectator’s clothing, then changes into a handkerchief. A card case is turned into a magical box that allows a spectator’s ring to penetrate onto a pencil. A pet mouse terrifies the audience on its way to locating a spectator’s selected playing card. A borrowed ring vanishes and appears threaded on a luggage tag. In addition, there are card effects contributed by William Goodwin, R. Paul Wilson, John Lovick and Gordon Bean, plus, as noted, a fully detailed Cups & Balls routine which possesses a unique wrinkle. Let the fooling begin.
Pages 232, Hardbound with full color dustjacket.
The second part of Constant Fooling, contains an assortment of unique card magic utilizing prepared or altered cards, mental mysteries, a chapter dedicated to exceptional card effects which utilize a technological breakthrough, bills and currency, gaffed decks and a standout card routine which tells a story. Continue fooling your audiences with the following:
A spectator freely deals down to a “Lucky Card” . . . that happens to match the card in the magician’s wallet.
The deck is tossed onto a small but lethal mousetrap which snaps shut-trapping the selection as cards scatter.
A late psychic’s scrap of paper predicts the actions of a spectator.
A freely-selected card rises from a deck, using a gimmick you can make in one minute.
Spectators randomly deal the deck into piles, perfectly separating the four suits in the process. Fifty-one cards are eliminated in the fairest possible manner from an examined deck, leaving a single card that matches a prediction. Mr. Regal’s favorite platform item.
A signed playing card changes places with a pocketed Joker-with clean hands and no palming.
A signed card rises to the top of a deck that is tied with string. The deck can then be used for further miracles.
A borrowed bill cleanly changes into a hundred dollar bill, via a new method that doesn’t utilize a thumb tip.
A story of life “after hours” is told with a deck of cards. A showpiece guaranteed to garner applause.
Pages 239 – Hard Bound and a Full Color dustjacket.