Tag Archives: Thumb Tip

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Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer – March 2010

Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer March 2010 Borgesian Nightmare: When I dreamily fell down the “rabbit hole” of magicland at the age of fourteen, the number of seminal books on the bookshelves in magic shops occupied a 12-foot shelf. Supplementing these substantial volumes were lots of flimsy booklets providing tips with thumb tips, ways to […]

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Personally Speaking – Aug08

PERSONALLY SPEAKING Martha & I are pleased to announce that we have met one of our marriage goals. On August 16th, 1958, we were married and have enjoyed 50 years of marriage companionship! WOW…did the time fly by fast! There is no way we can count all of the things we have enjoyed in these […]

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Karrell Fox – A "chanin-ized" Silk Vanish

Columnist: Karrell Fox Without a doubt, one of the most clever guys in the magic business is my good friend, JACK CHANIN. His books, marketed effects and ideas, are always first class. Several years ago the prolific Mr. Chanin showed me a delightful method of vanishing a paper napkin. Jack’s idea triggered the wheels in […]

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Aldo Colombini – Hof-mini-maxi

Columnist: Aldo Colombili This is not an earth-shaker but it can be a nice interlude to something heavier. I’ll explain the basic idea with small and regular cards. The basic plot belongs, I believe, to Roy Walton, the clever cardman from Glasgow, Scotland. Several other magicians have explored this effect and have come up with […]

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Ted Lesley – The "ball-point"-swami

Columnist: Ted Lesley Using a pencil for a “Swami” effect, is in my opinion outdated for today’s audiences. To the same conclusion came a fellow mentalist from Switzerland, the late PAUL MAURER. In 1985 he invented a “ball-point thumb writer”. This “Swami Gimmick” was brought to my attention a couple of years ago by a […]

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Ted Lesley – Psuedo-psychometry

Columnist: Ted Lesley Psuedo-psychometry is an eftect popularized by Theodore Annemann, who presented it with great success in his shows. Through the years many magicians and mentalists have explored the possibilities inherent in this effect. Dozens of versions are available on the market, hundreds are in the literature. The effect, as I’m sure you know, […]

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Ted Lesley – "origami – Telekinesis"

Columnist: Ted Lesley (Ted Lesley) I dedicate this routine to my friend EUGENE BURGER, from whom I learned a lot during the past ten years! My “Teleport Envelope” is a most versatile gimmick, as you will agree after you have constructed one and tried it out before an audience. The “magic” seems to happen in […]

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Simon Lovell – Over Exposed?

Columnist: Simon Lovell By Simon Lovell and Ned the Lemming Just recently I happened to be down in New Orleans for a corporate gig celebrating the merger of Coopers and Lybrand with Price Waterhouse. Arriving the evening before I hooked up with Johnny Rock for an evening of fun, frivolity, fine Cajun food (loved that […]

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