Impromptu Card Magic by Aldo Colombini, Mamma Mia Magic Co.

(c. 2003) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Details: 90 AMAZING CARD TRICKS FROM THESE GREAT MAGICIANS: David Acer, Howard Adams, Larry Becker, Eric Booth, Aldo Colombini, John Cornelius, Tom Craven, Daryl, Tom Daugherty, Ken De Courcy, Michael De Marco, Peter Duffie, John Fedko, Karl Fulves, Norman Gilbreath, Phil Goldstein, Paul Gordon, J.K. Hartman, Stephen Jones, Eddie Joseph, Stewart Judah, Marty Kane, Bob King, Trevor Lewis, Harry Lorayne, George McBride, Ed Marlo, Bill Miesel, Robert Neale, Bob Ostin, Jon Racherbaumer, David Regal, Robin Robertson, Mike Rogers, Gavin Ross, Jay Sankey, Chuck Smith, Paul Swinford, Al Thatcher, Stephen Tucker, Dai Vernon, Richard Vollmer, Roy Walton.

COVERING: SELECTED CARDS ACES AND GAMBLING MENTAL DISCOVERIES SPELLING EFFECTS AMAZING COINCIDENCES LIE DETECTORS The routines use subtle moves and principles rather than difficult sleight of hand to produce entertaining card effects that anyone can do. And more important, no gimmicks, and no set-ups whatsoever. Grab an ordinary, even borrowed, deck of cards and amaze your spectators with incredible card effects!

Contents (from book):

vii Introduction
viii Preface

Selected Cards
1 Goody Goody (Tom Craven): magician locates two selections by two spectators
2 Easy Location (Colombini): card location
3 No Control (Colombini): spectator selects a portion of 13 cards, adds the total, and uses that number to count to her selection; the CATO Cut and Turn Over principle. 
6 Topsy-Turvy Twosome (Tom Daugherty): another two card location
7 Twinkey (J.K. Hartman): a two card selection by two spectators location from After Craft
8 A Sort-of Spell (Eddie Joseph): spelling the name of the wrong card finds the right one
9 Quick and Direct (Harry Lorayne): location by elimination
11 Dreamer’s Ball (Gavin Ross): the Aces trap the selection
12 Duck and Deal (Colombini): another card elimination location
13 4-5-6 (Al Thatcher): a stop card trick
14 Bottoming Out Today (Marty Kane): comedy card spelling
15 Dueling with Cards (John Racherbaumer): a 16 card packet trick as performed by a mathematician, a psychic, and a magician
17 Piledriver (Gavin Ross): magician finds a selection chosen from one of four packets
18 Kangaroo (Roy Walton): selection by elimination
19 Automatic Replacement (Ed Marlo): bring a freely selected card to any position in the deck
20 Jackula (Michael De Marco): a sandwich routine with a Dracula theme
22 Come Together (Jay Sankey & David Acer): two selection are returned to the deck but are found together face up and side by side
23 Leapfrog (Tom Daugherty): a game of card leapfrog finds two selections
25 The Ten Principle (John Cornelius): magician determines which card was removed from the deck
26 Prophetic Numbers (Colombini): a card is revealed with a mathematical approach; another CATO trick
27 Infallible Memory (Eddie Joseph): selection is found by memorizing the deck
28 Instant Lottery (Marty Kane): spectator wins a Lottery number selection and finds his “Jack”pot
30 Speed Limit (Gavin Ross): version of Joe Digman’s Estimate-ion that is 100%
31 Sweet Sixteen (Michael De Marco): variation on a Blackstone Three Heaps routine
32 The Magic Lesson (Roy Walton): selection found using the Eliminator shuffle
34 The Jamesway Connection (Peter Duffie & Robin Robertson): a Faro trick
36 Untouched (Daryl): spectator handles the cards
37 Countdown Location (George McBride): key card location
38 Phone Trick (Chuck Smith): a card trick for over the phone
39 A Case of Logic (Larry Becker): uses a peek
40 Topsy-Turvy Location (Stewart Judah): selection is found from cards mixed face up and down
41 Two Selected Cards (Stewart Judah): first spectator finds selections fro two others
43 Three-Card Location (Stewart Judah): a key card helps find three selections

45 Aces and Gambling
45 A Lucky Card (Richard Vollmer): three Aces are found, and the fourth using the Magician’s lucky card
47 Surprise Poker (Aldo Colombini): a packet is split into reds and blacks, and a cut of the deck finds the cards to produce a straight flush
49 Simpl-Ace-Ty (Stephen Jones): Aces are shuffled into the deck and found again
49 Du/Process (Karl Fulves): novelty poker deal using a down/under deal
51 It’s a Deal (Aldo Colombini): four Ace production after some strange deals
53 The Nervous Ace (Tom Daugherty): variation of a J.K. Hartman Lie Detector effect
54 Lucky in Love (Karl Fulves): story trick from a small setup 
55 Three to Two Poker (Howard Adams): magician always wins in this poker routine

57 Mental Discoveries
57 Three Proofs (Tom Daugherty): a clock principle card effect
59 Message Understood (Peter Duffie): one spectator reads the mind of another, using the Ed Marlo automatic placement
60 Matched Prediction (Trevor Lewis): selection was predicted in a match book
61 Duo Predicto (Paul Swinford): spectator cuts deck behind back and turns one half face up and facing cards match prediction
62 Double Predict a Count (Al Thatcher): through card counting the selected card is found and a second prediction is found true
64 Invisible Deck (John Fedko): a routine for the Invisible Deck
64 Blue Print (Karl Fulves): a prediction using color
66 No Way (Eric Booth): another location
67 Another Aussie (Tom Craven): spectator chooses a card using the Australian deal – under/down deal – and it matches the prediction
68 Thirteen Down (Peter Duffie): a spelling prediction
69 Central Reservations (Peter Duffie): small packet version fo Curry’s Power of Thought
70 Dextral Draw (Karl Fulves): magician reveals which one of five cards was selected without asking any questions
71 My Dear Holmes (Stephen Tucker): a triple prediction
72 Three for One (Aldo Colombini): using a mathematical force, three predictions match a selection
73 The Cape Canaveral Trick (Paul Swinford): a mathematical card trick with a humorous plot
75 Importanten (Howard Adams): a series of effects with 8 cards
76 Cleopatrable (Howard Adams): a prediction test using the mystical name of Cleopatra
77 A Face in the Dark (George McBride): an approach for Stewart James’ 51 Faces North
78 Predict-O’Clock (Aldo Colombini): using the spectator’s favorite hours, two card selections match two predictions

81 Spelling Effects
81 The Magic Shuffle (Peter Duffie): three cards are revealed by a magic, mathematical shuffle
82 Universal Speller (Phil Goldstein): with a slight play of words, the magician spells to the selection
84 Small Talk (Richard Vollmer): magician submits the deck to a spelling program that finds the selection
85 Comedy Spelling (Aldo Colombini): face up card spelled finds the selection
86 Isobel (Stephen Jones): card is found using the name of the spectator
87 Bam-boo-zle (Ken de Courcy): presentation for Steinmeyer’s Nine Card Problem
88 Copperfield Down-Under (Marty Kane): spectator finds his own card by special spelling
89 Magician (Peter Duffie): three spectators find their cards in three packets of cards
90 Spelling Three Names (Stewart Judah): names of three spectators are used to find a selection

91 Amazing Coincidences
91 Casually Yours (Aldo Colombini): spectator deals three piles and finds the matches to three cards put down by magician
93 Trost and Us (Mike Rogers): magician matches the number of cards cut by the spectator
94 Money Power (Roy Walton): using two coins you find the only matching pair of cards in two rows on the table
96 A Coincidence-On a Tray (Bill Miesel): two spectators cut to four threes
98 Family Reunion (Aldo Colombini): demonstration of coincidences using the 12 face cards
99 Royal Marriages (Dai Vernon): with the four Kings and Queens
101 Sloshed or Sober (Paul Gordon): spectator finds two mates in a shuffled deck
103 Way to Go! (Aldo Colombini): a false prediction is made right
104 The Great Thirstin’ (Marty Kane): magician finds the selection through subliminal messages
106 Strange Frontier (Gavin Ross): little known handling on the Ed Balducci Cut Deeper force
107 Out of this Borough (David Regal): an Out of this World plot with two spectators
111 Tri-Trock (Michael De Marco): a series of coincidences with 25 cards and three spectators
112 “Romantic” Card Trick (Bob Ostin): a romantic story based on a mathematical force
113 Solitaire (Norman Gilbreath): the setup becomes part of the routine

115 Lie Detector
115 Acme Lie Detector (Marty Kane): magician reveals selection even though spectator can lie or tell the truth
116 More Lies (Robert E. Neale): self working, spectator makes selection from packet of Kings and Queens
119 On Second Thought (Aldo Colombini): spectators spell any card and find the selections
121 Telemental (Bob King): another over the phone routine
122 Pronto! (Aldo Colombini): another trick that can be done over the phone
123 The Ultimate Truth (Peter Duffie): a lie or truth effect with a small packet of cards
125 S.S.D.J. Lie Detector (Robin Robertson): SSDJ stands for Steinmeyer, Solomon, Duffie, Jennings

  • Publisher: Mamma Mia Magic Co.
  • Pages: 126
  • Location: Kearney, NE, USA
  • Edited by: John Lovick
  • Dimensions: 8″x11″
  • Date: 2003
  • Binding: softbound

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