The Magic of Fred Robinson by Peter Duffie

(c. 2009) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Details: Nearly 20 years in the making but now printed and on its way! The reviewer for Genii gave the book the best review I have ever had for any book I have ever published. I have heard that the reviews in MAGIC magazine are going to be equally full of praise.

Here are just a few of the comments from those who have written lengthy tributes to Fred and his contribution to magic.

“I state without fear of exaggerating that Fred was one of the all-time greats; especially with cards.” — DAI VERNON

“Card magic and techniques of card-handling have fascinated me for most of my life. Meeting Fred was a highlight of my life.” — ROY WALTON

“Your journey with Fred is about to begin thanks to Peter Duffie and Martin Breese. I envy you.” — SIMON LOVELL

“Always with a twinkle in his eye, Fred would fool you consistently.” — GORDON BRUCE

The Magic of Fred Robinson may well be the most anxiously-awaited book amongst magicians the world over. It has been in the making for years and I have had literally hundreds and hundreds of emails and letters asking when it would be released. Finally it has been printed. 

Contents (from book ToC):

9 Acknowledgements
11 Foreword (Dai Vernon)
12 Introduction (Roy Walton)
13 Introduction (Peter Duffie)
28 Fred Robinson – An Appreciation (Walt Lees)
31 A Tribute from Max Maven
32 Fred Robinson (Simon Lovell)
35 Andrew Galloway on Fred Robinson
37 Gordon Bruce on Fred Robinson
39 A Week with Fred Robinson (Darwin Ortiz)
43 A Tribute (Jerry Sadowitz)
43 Dominic Twose Remembers Lessons in Magic
47 Fred Robinson (Barrie Richardson)
49 Fred Robinson – a Very Unusual Man (Bob(Bernard)
50 Fred Robinson (Patrick Page)

54 Fred Robinson on the Pass
54 The Riffle Pass
59 The Undercover Riffle Pass
65 The Delayed Pass
70 Charlier Cut Swindle

72 Fred Robinson’s False Deals
72 The Fred Robinson Bottom Deal
80 Fred Robinson’s Middle Deal
86 By the Centre – Roy Walton
91 Alternate Middles
95 Another Bottom Deal
100 The Robinson Greek Bottom Deal – Described by Darwin Ortiz
105 Second Deal
107 Dealer Demonstration
108 The Fred Robinson Deals by R. Paul Wilson

114 Moves and Sleights
114 On the Perfect Faro Shutfle
119 Fred Robinson Turnover Change
123 Three Card Monte
125 Ultimate Force
128 Overhand Run Technique
130 On the Double Lift
135 Multiple Shift
139 Fred Robinson’s Bottom Palm
144 Fred Robinson’s False Count
149 The Addition Addition
150 Fred on the Top Palm
151 Clip Control

156 Colour Changes
156 Snap Colour Change
159 Face Palm Colour Change
164 Tabled Colour Change
168 The Turnover Pass as a Colour Change

172 On the Rising Cards
172 The Rising Cards a la Fred by Patrick Page
175 Boxed Rise
176 Hanky Rise
177 The Little Wiggle

182 Fred’s Gambling Routines
182 How to Win at Cards
184 Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker)
186 Blackjack
187 Fred Robinson’s High Card Cut

194 The Card Magic of Fred Robinson
194 The Cards Across
196 Vibrations
198 Stab-it
199 Up the Sleeve
201 Up Both Sleeves
202 Spectator Magician Plus
204 Behavioural Bluff
205 Fred on Out of This World
206 Mind Reading
209 Passing Thought
210 Double Denial
214 Fred on Dunbury
216 Dunbury Drop Switch Vanish
217 Dunbury Again
219 Computation
221 Make Believe
222 Card Catch
224 The Astrological Stop Trick
226 Mind Reading at the Marlborough
228 The Psychic Spectator
230 Ambitious Card Snap, Crackle and Pop
233 Do as I Do
235 Daley’s Last Trick

238 Little Cons and Other Miscellaneous Items
238 I Know
239 Card Production
240 The Coin Con
241cNut & Bolt Trick

244 Fred Robinson on Coin Magic
244 Coin in Tie
248 Coins in the Tie (for Magicians Only)
250 Coin in Note
253 Something and Nothing
257 Drop-it
264 Rebound
267 Pick-up Vanish
271 The French Drop Swindle
272 Blind Date
274 Presentation for the Stack of Pence Trick

276 Fred Robinson Stands Up
276 Fred Robinson’s C&R Rope
279 Annabelle’s Dye Tube
283 Fred’s Razor Blade Trick
284 The Trick That Cannot Be Explained

  • Publisher: Martin Breese
  • Pages: 286
  • Location: Brighton, England
  • Dimensions: 8″x11″
  • Date: 2009
  • Binding: hardbound

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