My Kind of Magic by Alan Shaxon

(c. 1970) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Details: Here is a book devoted mainly to routines to prepared after much thought and practical performance. It is a simple matter with sufficient money to acquire the most expensive apparatus and present a show which in complimentary terms is only a demonstration of the props involved. The professionalism can only be achieved when perfect routining has been acquired and mastered.

Alan Shaxon has made available in this book his routining of known effects and his advice on several matters to assist the reader to improve, possibly beyond recognition, the magic act which one may have thought had already reached the ultimate in presentation.

Contents (from book ToC): 

I Foreword (Francis White):

Chapter 1 This Magic Business

Chapter 2 Opening Routines
7 The Cane and Cigarette Holder
11 A Milky Opening
14 It’s a Hold-Up!

19 Chapter 3 Card Magic
19 Ultimate Nudist Deck
24 Switching a Pack of Cards
25 Once Again!!!
28 Three Cards Fly Again

33 Chapter 4 Feature Mysteries
33 The Watch in Bottle!
37 The Banknote in Walnut

43 Chapter 5 Mental Effects
43 Triple Reading
46 Card Mentalism for Two
48 A Super Brainwave Deck

53 Chapter 6 Finale Magic
53 Easy-Load Razor Blades
56 Packing Case Substitution
59 The Hydrostatic Glass

65 Chapter 7 The Magical Compere
65 Safety Banger
68 By Popular Request!
70 In Person!

75 Chapter 8 Curtain Call
75 The Magician’s Furniture
77 In Conclusion

  • Publisher: Goodliffe
  • Pages: 77
  • Location: Worcestershire, England
  • Dimensions: 5″x9″
  • Date: 1970
  • Binding: hardbound

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Approx. Price: $20.00 (2003) ***

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