Close-up Card Magic has 34 ratings and 1 review: Published by Louis Tannen, pages, Hardcover. Close-up Card Magic. Written by Harry Lorayne. Work of Harry Lorayne. pages (Hardcover), published by Louis Tannen Illustrated with drawings by. Wanna learn card tricks? Then you have to get this book. It’s pages full of astounding effects, routines, ideas from the legendary Harry Lorayne and some of.

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Hardcoverpages. Gift Certificates – Magic Kits Problems or suggestions with the site please contact: I never skip over items, regardless of the effect, and I would raher it was given first. Refresh and try again. I had them shuffle their own cards and proceeded to do STOP! Best wishes to you, Euan, Steve H ps: For the less voluble that includes memore pointed effects work better.

The little card that wasn’t there – I don’t like this as it’s loranye of those effects where the magician acts as if the spectator is either lying, stupid or both. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Close-up Card Magic

As far as not giving proper credit or documenting ideas and moves, that could be said of Tarbell, Garcia and many other authors. Learn the secrets from the masters themselves! However, I don’t like the initial display of the aces as it’s suspicious to take the aces out, display them, put them back on top them deal them out again.


So show the aces and so the load as before but don’t displace the aces you want two indifferents above them. No credit is given and the only difference is that you put coins on the three cards. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This is a distinct step back in terms of both method and effect.

The most descriptive step by step book on card magic that you’ll ever read. To me the mark of a good book is whether I could use the majority of the material, not, and I stress not that I find one useable item.

Close-up Card Magic by Harry Lorayne

No credit given to Dr Daley for his transposition concept and no credit given to J. But that’s a handful of effects out of the massive wealth of material it contains. The trick in question being “design for laughter”. In addition to the coins, he has the spectator pick a number from one to ten and the chosen card is found at that number from the top of the deck when it is presumably under one of the cards with a coin on it.

It’s also added here as a filler move as it’s not used anywhere in the book. Nov 26, Inside pages are clean. Of course, other people’s experience may vary. Book, dust jacket and contents clean and tight. Magicmike Special user Posts.

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Three for the Money. Also there is no by-play. If you use it as an effect it’s not magical, you’re simply showing; as Dai Vernon would say “how clever harrg are”. Then he goes onto say something which I found quite interesting to say the least. Sep 28, I agree with you on most of your points. We’ve got a lot of new magic tricks up our sleeve. Close Up Card Magic is a classic that should be studied by anyone interested in card magic. It drags the trick out without a need. I’m sure others will have comments about other criticisms you have made.

It looks overt and it is! Mahatma Overhand Shuffle Control. Effective card tricks you will do immediately, unique card tricks with which you will amaze your audience.

Push Thru Change – I don’t know if this is original with Lorayne but if it is then my hat goes off to him. Two Card Peek Control. Out Of This Universe I find to be a killer effect. Three times and out – Same as the preceeding two except this time there is a chance that the spectator might choose the locator card, this bores me almost as much as the last two.