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THE ROYAL ROAD TO CARD MAGIC
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HOUDINI'S MAGIC SHOP Item #: 9407 -

    The Royal Road to Card Magic is an excellent introduction to card magic. The skills required to perform these effects are not beyond the abilities of most people and can be performed with a borrowed deck. The arrangement of this book is set up so the performer can learn the moves, then the tricks that go with them. It will take the beginner to an intermediate level using over 100 complete tricks. Index 292 Pgs.2011

    THE SECRET LIFE OF HOUDINI
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    Item #: 3311 -

      Handcuff King. Escape Artist. International Superstar. Since his death eighty years ago, Harry Houdini's life has been chronicled in books, in film, and on television. Now, in this groundbreaking biography, renowned magic expert William Kalush and best-selling writer Larry Sloman team up to find the man behind the myth. Drawing from millions of pages of research, they describe in vivid detail the passions that drove Houdini to perform ever-more-dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a...

      THE SECRETS OF HOUDINI
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      Item #: 9780486229133 -

        Classic study exposing closely-kept professional secrets and revealing, in general terms, the whole art of stage magic.

        STEALING MACHINE (PAPERBACK)
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        Item #: 1856 -

          Parisian detective Villiod wrote this French classic exposing how clever crooks and con artists at the turn of the century circumvented the anti-gambling laws and operated clubs and casinos legally under the "private club" charter ruse. The game was baccarat en banque, and all the mechanics' moves as well as card-stacking techniques are outlined. 221 Pgs. 1976

          THE TABLED PALM
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          Item #: 616043912035 -

            Explains 26 possibilities and variations of palming while the deck is on the table. Includes 57 illustrations. 38 pgs, paperback, 1957

            THE UNSINKABLE TITANIC THOMPSON
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            Item #: 9780963401588 -

              The biography of one of the most flamboyant gamblers and hustlers of the century, Alvin Clarence "Titanic" Thompson. He died in 1974 at age 82, but during his lifetime, he became as much of a legend as Bet a Million Gates, Nick the Greek, and Arnold Rothstein. Profiles the man, his acquaintances, his hustles and cons. 234 pgs, paperback, 1982

              THE WORLDS GREATEST GAMBLING SCAMS
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              Item #: 9780955169717 -

                The author made his living for years as a casino scammer, a cheat who figured out how to take money from the casinos by means other than winning it. Marcus gives lively details of the ten greatest casino scams, many of which he was part of. These include the Bet and Run Scam, the Identity Theft/Credit Scam, card marking, the French Cigarette Scam, and more. Scams include all games, from keno to roulette to craps, as well as the characters who pulled the scams off and got away with them. 360...

                THREE DEGREES
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                Item #: 9780981916651 -

                  This book revolves around one great routine that will give your audiences the impression of you having a super intellect and psychic powers. The basic version was previously released in a private manuscript which debuted at the 2009 Psychic Entertainer’s Association’s annual conference where it was a huge hit and an instant sell-out. The basic routine is: A deck of cards is handed to a spectator, and that is the last time you touch the cards. The spectator shuffles the cards and...

                  TRICKS TO PICK UP CHICKS
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                  Item #: 9781450560184 -

                    What do women want? They're looking for confidence, personality and humor. With this book, you'll easily pull off a variety of tricks, lines, scams and bets to impress them in no time flat. Also, the secrets of body language and how to use your 'wingman' to get the attention of any dreamgirl. 183 Pages Paperbound  2010

                    TRICKS WITH DAUB
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                    Item #: 616043914664 -

                      Daubs are special inks used by card manipulators. This booklet explains the types of daubs used, how to get and use them to baffle an audience. Useful for the person who wants to know what to look for in a marked deck. 11 pages, softbound. No Date.

                      VATICAN TO VEGAS
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                      Item #: 9781565848030 -

                        A guided tour through special-effects environments from 1550 to the present, Norman Klein's The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects demonstrates how Renaissance and early Baroque artists pioneered interactive, cinematic, and even digital environments. As in our era, sixteenth- and seventeenth-century illusion serviced a global culture and even relied on software of a kind: solid geometry for architecture, optics, sculpture, painting and theater. As if from a cryonic thaw, these...