The Dai Vernon Book of Magic Book

The Dai Vernon Book of Magic

  • Author : Lewis Ganson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-07-07
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1079018328

The Dai Vernon Book of Magic Book Description :

This book is a classic of magic and includes Dai Vernon's linking rings moves and cups and balls routine. It uses high quality B&W photos throughout to show many of the moves. Each routine ends with an outline of the routine, which is great for practicing from. Highly Recommended.CONTENTS IN BRIEF INCLUDEForeword: How the Book Came To Be, and Some Introductory Remarks by Dai VernonIntroduction: About Writing the Book, by Lewis GansonB&W Photo of "The Professor"Chapter 1: The Background to a Legend. Biographical notes on the magical life of Dai VernonChapter 2: The Vernon Touch. Lots of anecdotes about other magicians such as Nate Leipzig, Malini, and others.Chapter 3: A Chinese Classic. Routine for Coins Through the Table.Chapter 4: Penetration of Thought. Chapter 5: Three Ball Transposition. Chapter 6: Application of the Tenkai Palm. Chapter 7: The Linking Rings. Chapter 8: Seven Card Monte. Chapter 10: Expansion of Texture: Copper & Silver placed in hanky.Chapter 11: The Challenge. Chapter 12: Dai Vernon's Double Lift: with a well covered get ready.Chapter 13: The Cups & Balls. Dai Vernon's routine is a must study for effectiveness and routining. Chapter 14: Nate Leipzig's Card Stab.Chapter 15: Tips on Knots.Chapter 16: Six Card Repeat.Chapter 17: Free and Unlimited Coinage of Silver.Chapter 18: Mental Spell.Chapter 19: Pot Pourri. Chapter 20: Ball, Cone, and Handkerchief. Chapter 21: The Last Trick of Dr. Jacob Daley: Four Ace Transposition packet trick.Chapter 22: Paul Rosini's Impromptu Thimble Routine.Chapter 23: Vernon Poker Demonstration (Thanks to Jay Marshall). Chapter 24: The Thumb Tie: a full routine.

Stars of Magic Book

Stars of Magic

  • Author : George Starke
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-06-20
  • Genre: Magic tricks
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 0981916686

Stars of Magic Book Description :

If you have not read and learned the magic contained in this book you have no business calling yourself a close-up magician. The magic by John Scarne, Dai Vernon, Bert Allerton, S. Leo Horowitz, Emil Jarrow, Francis Carlyle, Dr. Jacob Daley, Tony Slydini, Ross Bertram, Nate Leipzig, and Max Malini helped shape the art of close-up magic as we know it.It has often been said that mastering the magic in this book will make you an accomplished close-up and sleight-of-hand artist. In many ways, it contains all the magic you need to build a professional caliber repertoire. Many have earned a living performing these routines and now you can too.Includes: 41 incredible routines by 11 incredible artists, a historical introduction and a bonus section with private correspondence related to the Stars Of Magic.

Early Vernon Book

Early Vernon

  • Author : Dai Vernon
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-05-17
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 71
  • ISBN 10 : 1097105504

Early Vernon Book Description :

The famous Vernon brought up to date in this publication of the original twenty dollar Mss., plus ten new Vernon Variations. Studded with nostalgic photos of the great man's life, illustrated by himself, edited by Faucet W. Ross.CONTENTS INCLUDE* Introduction: the whole story of the preparation and sale, to selected persons, of this first Vernon material, then the entire Mss. itself, and then the new material.* Five Card Mental Force* Vernon Miracle Card Location* Club Version 23 Super Count Down: card location* Super Card Prediction* Poker Demonstration* Automatic Second Deal* Slow Motion Card Vanish* Vernon Card Puzzle* The Vernon Four Aces* Card Divination* Follow the Leader* Further Data on the Foregoing Trick 45 Another You Do As I Do* Novel Card Transportation* Perfect Coin Vanish* Short Change With Long Green: bill short change routine* Five Card Mental Selection* Another Smear: Cards* New Super Countdown: cards* Puzzling Demonstration: card transpo* Edgewise: card* Improved Card Puzzle* New Divination: card* A Peek: card* Vernon Poker Routine Revised

Dai Vernon Book

Dai Vernon

  • Author : David Ben
  • Publisher : Squash Pub
  • Release Date : 2006-08-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 0974468150

Dai Vernon Book Description :

Dai Vernon: the last great undiscovered artist of the 20th century.His medium was magic and with it, Vernon turned the clandestine world of conjuring on its ear with virtuoso sleight-of-hand and a dogged pursuit for perfection.Born in 1894 in Ottawa, the son of a Canadian civil servant, Vernon moved to New York - Manhattan - in 1915, and never looked back. Miracles flowed from his fingertips - effortlessly. The source of his secrets? The underworld and the gamblers, husters and con-men that roamed back-room dens of iniquity, bunked in jail cells and walked the streets of America. Vernon sought them out, befriended them, and made their work, their covert methods, his. This book, the first in-depth examination of Vernon's life, traces the first half of his remarkable journey - through Ottawa, Coney Island, Chicago, Manhattan, Kansas City and Colorado Springs - and the celebrities - Houdini, Billy Rose, and Roosevelt, that Vernon encountered along the way. Dai Vernon: A Biography also details the evolution of magic in the 20th century. From the stages of London and Paris to the back rooms of magic emporiums where secrets were bought and sold, Vernon's life and work escort the reader through vaudeville, Broadway theaters, grand magic spectaculars, New York nightspots and the dawn of television. Here, cornerstones of the craft have finally been laid bare for all to see.

Fooling Houdini Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Fooling Houdini

  • Author : Alex Stone
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2012-06-19
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307368218

Fooling Houdini Book Description :

An exploration of the world of magic that teaches the reader many tricks--including how better to understand the real world. Alex Stone--journalist and part-time conjurer--is here to amaze you. But first he had to amaze his fellow magicians. Fooling Houdini is his fascinating, revealing, and nailbiting account of his attempt to win the 23rd World Championships of Magic, the "Magic Olympics," the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind. Alex Stone managed to qualify for entry and began preparing to astonish people who astonish others for a living. It didn't help his nerves that he was placed on the bill straight after Canadian magician Shawn Farquhar, winner of more magic competitions than anyone in history. Stone's preparations and participation provide his readers with in-depth exploration of the world of magic, and magic's meaning. He spills many professional secrets, arguing that what is important is to ask questions about what lies behind the tricks: how the mind perceives the world and parses everyday experience, about how the mind works--and why sometimes it doesn't, about why people need to believe. As we become more attuned to the limits of our own perception, we become better at distinguishing reality from illusion, at reading the angles and decoding the fine print, he says. We gain intuition and understanding into how people behave. We even learn ways to influence this behavior. This makes us less susceptible to all manner of deception. It is to gain and maintain this sixth sense that Alex Stone--a schoolboy prestidigitator--has continued performing magic well into adulthood. In Fooling Houdini he takes us into that other world, populated by truly astounding characters, and leaves us with a heightened sense of awareness about the supposedly real world.

Revelation Book


  • Author : Dai Vernon
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Card tricks
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 0915181444

Revelation Book Description :

The Art of Magic Book

The Art of Magic

  • Author : T. Nelson Downs
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-11-07
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486156590

The Art of Magic Book Description :

Indispensable book for magicians, containing many methods and sleights not found in other standard books. 68 illustrations.

Magic Is Dead Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Magic Is Dead

  • Author : Ian Frisch
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-02-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062839305

Magic Is Dead Book Description :

In the vein of Neil Strauss’ The Game and Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein comes the fascinating story of one man’s colorful, mysterious, and personal journey into the world of magic, and his unlikely invitation into an underground secret society of revolutionary magicians from around the world. Magic Is Dead is Ian Frisch’s head-first dive into a hidden world full of extraordinary characters and highly guarded secrets. It is a story of imagination, deception, and art that spotlights today’s most brilliant young magicians—a mysterious club known as the52, who are revolutionizing an ancient artform under the mantra Magic Is Dead. Ian brings us with him as he not only gets to know this fascinating world, but also becomes an integral part of it. We meet the52’s founding members—Laura London, Daniel Madison, and Chris Ramsay—and explore their personal demons, professional aspirations, and what drew them to their craft. We join them at private gatherings of the most extraordinary magicians working today, follow them to magic conventions in Las Vegas and England, and discover some of the best tricks of the trade. We also encounter David Blaine; hang out with Penn Jillette; meet Dynamo, the U.K.’s most famous magician; and go behind the scenes of a Netflix magic show. Magic Is Dead is also a chronicle of magic’s rich history and how it has changed in the internet age, as the young guns embrace social media and move away from the old-school take on the craft. As he tells the story of the52, and his role as its most unlikely member, Ian reveals his own connection with trickery and deceit and how he first learned the elements that make magic work from his poker-playing mother. He recalls their adventures in card rooms and casinos after his father’s sudden death, and shares a touching moment that he had, as a working journalist, with his childhood idol Shaquille O’Neal. “Magic—the romanticism of the inexplicable, the awe and admiration of t

Revolutionary Card Technique Book

Revolutionary Card Technique

  • Author : Edward Marlo
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003-05-01
  • Genre: Card tricks
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN 10 : 0972926305

Revolutionary Card Technique Book Description :

Inner Traditions of Magic Book

Inner Traditions of Magic

  • Author : William G. Gray
  • Publisher : Red Wheel
  • Release Date : 1978-02
  • Genre: Magic
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0877284474

Inner Traditions of Magic Book Description :