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Full Bloom (Vols. 1 & 2) by Gaetan Bloom, Todd Karr

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What a beautiful set of books featuring the unique and amazing creations of the talented Gaetan Bloom. I rarely buy books these days but every now and then I spot a few that I think should be in my longer term library for those times in my future when I finally settle down and have time to practice and read all that I have missed!

Details: A set that takes a unique look into the fertile mind of Gaetan Bloom. These books have been years in the making. Over 150 effects about Stage Magic, Close up, Illusions, Cabaret and Mentalism. Hundreds of beautiful James Hodges drawings. Historic photos of Gaetan and many great magicians. All of Gaetan´s lecture notes.

Rounding out the surfeit of magic are intros from Todd Karr, Kevin James and Gaetan Bloom; a few essays by Gaetan; chapters on Gaetan’s marketed items (the Intercessor, the Escorial Monte, the Escalator); and a two-chapter appreciation of Winston Freer.

Contents (Vol. 1):

(011) Publisher’s Note (Todd Karr)
(013) Introduction (Gaetan Bloom)
(015) Preface (Kevin James)
(016) Acknowledgments

(019) CONVERSATIONS – Gaetan Bloom and Todd Karr

(061) CREATIVITY – Gaetan Bloom

1. GAETAN BLOOM SERIES NO. 1 (1982)
(067) 1. Plexiglas á la Carte
(071) 2. Have You Had an Oeuf?
(075) 3. The Ultimate Flying Ring
(081) 4. The Hen

2. GAETAN BLOOM SERIES NO. 2 (1982)
(087) 1. All Strung Out
(093) 2. News Headlines

3. THE NEW ORLEANS LECTURE (1982)
(099) 1. The Bandage
(103) 2. The Bell
(107) 3. Lapping for the Standing Performer
(113) 4. The Pull and the Rubber Bands
(117) 5. The Alarm Clock
(121) 6. Smokey
(125) 7. Two Sponge Balls
(129) 8. The Cards and Bottle
(133) 9. Silk to Egg Exposed
(137) 10. Button Button
(141) 11. What? No Wall?

4. THE PARIS LECTURE (1987)
(147) 1. Padlock Connection
(151) 2. The Watch Trick
(157) 3. The Card on the Human Wall
(159) 4. The Standing Card
(163) 5. Prestidigitational Prediction
(167) 6. The Yoyo King
(169) 7. Bloomentalism
(173) 8. S.T.O.W.R.C.T. (Signed, Torn, Oil and Water Restored Card Trick)
(179) 9. The Crazy Bicycle Pumps

5. SIGNED, GAETAN (1990)
(189) 1. July 14
(191) 2. Force 2, Power 4
(195) 3. Remarkable
(197) 4. The Wishing Box
(201) 5. Clearly Clever
(203) 6. Silksack
(205) 7. Love Me Tendeur
(207) 8. The Lasso Card

6. GAETAN BLOOM LECTURE NOTES (1997)
(215) 1. Top Chrono
(219) 2. Fifty-Fifty
(223) 3. The Maxfia
(227) 4. Fakir Royale
(231) 5. Bonux
(235) 6. Springdiction
(237) 7. Kit-Klop
(241) 8. The Red Circle
(245) 9. The Ball Trap

7. 1999 NOTES (1999)
(249) 1. Blind Complicity
(253) 2. Easy Ramo Samee
(259) 3. Transparent Memory
(263) 4. Mac Fast Bloom
(267) 5. Filature
(271) 6. Quarté

8. THE IDEA BOX (2002)
(277) 1. The Silk in the Ball
(279) 2. The World’s Longest Tube
(283) 3. The Knot Machine
(287) 4. My Eye
(291) 5. Wink
(295) 6. A Twisted Trick
(299) 7. The Lottery
(303) 8. The Ring and Card
(307) 9. The Devil’s Hand
(311) 10. Pinned
(315) 11. The Lucky Charm Box
(319) 12. The Demonic Cigarette
(321) 13. The Confetti Bags

9. EFFECT AND PLOT (2004)
(325) 1. The Effect and the Plot
(327) 2. The Card and the Box
(333) 3. Fragile
(337) 4. Literary Circle
(343) 5. My Egg Bag
(347) 6. Cigar Watch
(349) 7. The Grater
(353) 8. The Egg and Bulb
(355) 9. Vegas Cups
(357) 10. Back in Vegas
(359) 11. Papa’s Theatre
(363) 12. Sum Total

10. FISM 2006
(371) 1. A Pure Racket
(373) 2. Cards in the Bag
(377) 3. Padapple
(381) 4. Crush Pack
(383) 5. Astral Flash
(387) 6. On the Rocks
(391) 7. The King of Manipulation
(395) 8. Standing Ovation
(399) 9. A Fishy Game

submitted by Evan Shuster

Contents (Vol. 2):

1. BLOOMERIES (1999)
(411) 1. Jojo the Fish
(413) 2. At the Bar
(417) 3. The Balloon House
(421) 4. The Story of O(eufs)
(427) 5. Son of Sefalaljia
(433) 6. Annemann Forever
(439) 7. The Shame Deck
(443) 8. The Enchanted Ribbon
(447) 9. The Melting Coin
(453) 10. Himber Ring and Company
(455) 11. Hanging by a Thread
(463) 12. Knock and Roll Prediction
(467) 13. Straw, Coke, and Glass
(471) 14. My Triangle from Bermuda
(477) 15. Espresso Prediction
(483) 16. The Futurospace
(489) 17. Phoenix
(493) 18. Vacation Homework
(497) 19. Quintessences
(503) 20. Baby Boom
(507) 21. Broken Wands
(513) 22. The Blind Psychic
(521) 23. Spring Vanish
(523) 24. Blendo-Vision
(529) 25. The Fold
(531) 26. Attamove
(533) 27. Spirit Initials

2. NEW BLOOMS
(537) 1. The All-Purpose Tube
(541) 2. The Bill in Carrot
(545) 3. The Bloom Phantom Tube
(549) 4. The Book Test Cart
(553) 5. Bottle It!
(557) 6. Costume Conversion
(561) 7. The Eggs, Cards, and Glasses
(567) 8. Gaetan’s Card in Wallet
(573) 9. The Gift Box
(577) 10. The Grocery Cart
(579) 11. Houdini’s Shirt
(583) 12. The Invisibility Box
(589) 13. The Levitation Machine
(591) 14. Mobile Mental
(595) 15. The Pirate
(599) 16. The Rotating Box
(603) 17. The Salami Slice
(605) 18. Silk Through Ears
(608) 19. Silver Bend
(609) 20. Technicolor Needle Swallowing
(613) 21. Topsy-Turvy Light Bulb
(617) 22. The Transforming Chair
(621) 23. Transparent Chinese Sticks

(623) Intermission: Cooking Class with Chef Gaetan

3. BLOOMS FOR SALE – Marketed Effects
(629) 1. The Intercessor
(643) 2. The Escorial Monte
(653) 3. The Escalator
(657) 4. Mission Impossible

4. BLOOM IN PRINT – Published Effects
(663) 1. Balls in Motion
(665) 2. Close-Up Encounters of the Third Kind
(669) 3. Escorial Cubio
(673) 4. Falling
(675) 5. Fan-Card
(677) 6. Fiat Lux
(681) 7. Knife Through Arm
(684) 8. Pen Gag
(685) 9. Point of a Tack
(689) 10. See-Through Divination
(693) 11. The Sh-h-h-op Cup
(697) 12. Smoke

5. THE GENIUS OF WINSTON FREER
(709) 1. The Genius of Winston Freer -Gaetan Bloom
(717) 2. Winston Freer and his Original Mystery Clinic -Todd Karr

(729) A LOVE AFFAIR

submitted by Evan Shuster

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1 review for Full Bloom (Vols. 1 & 2) by Gaetan Bloom, Todd Karr

  1. Andy Martin

    What a beautiful set of books featuring the unique and amazing creations of the talented Gaetan Bloom. I rarely buy books these days but every now and then I spot a few that I think should be in my longer term library for those times in my future when I finally settle down and have time to practice and read all that I have missed!

    A set that takes a unique look into the fertile mind of Gaetan Bloom. These books have been years in the making. Over 150 effects about Stage Magic, Close up, Illusions, Cabaret and Mentalism. Hundreds of beautiful James Hodges drawings. Historic photos of Gaetan and many great magicians. All of Gaetan´s lecture notes.

    Rounding out the surfeit of magic are intros from Todd Karr, Kevin James and Gaetan Bloom; a few essays by Gaetan; chapters on Gaetan’s marketed items (the Intercessor, the Escorial Monte, the Escalator); and a two-chapter appreciation of Winston Freer.

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