Anthony Owen is the BAFTA and Rose D’or award winning producer of The Real Hustle, The Secret World of Magic, Dirty Tricks, The Quick Trick Show, Monkey Magic, The Greatest Magic Tricks in the Universe, Marc Paul’s Mind Games, Magick, Thomas Solomon: Escape Artist and all of Derren Brown’s specials and series’. He has also created material for David Copperfield, Paul Daniels, Geoffrey Durham, John Lenahan, Dominic Wood and many others.
This book – first published in 1995 – offers Anthony’s revolutionary approach to card magic. It is packed with great tricks and comes complete with a Changin’ Glue 2-Way Pen. This new 2009 edition has been completely rewritten containing additional afterthoughts, new handlings and four bonus routines – including a previously unpublished mentalism effect by Max Maven.
This book contains thirteen card magic and mentalism routines suitable for close-up and stage situations from Anthony Owen, John Archer, Max Maven, Peter Duffie, John Lenahan, Angelo Carbone, Julian Dixon and Steve Dimmer. These include super-clean handlings of many classic effects and some great new plots.
The No-Palm Card to Wallet – A free signed selection appears inside an ungimmicked wallet, which was on the table before the card was chosen. No palming.
The Signed Card Anywhere – As performed by John Lenahan on BBC TV series Stuff the White Rabbit. A very entertaining routine in which the spectator plays the part of the magician. Great for stage, cabaret or close-up. A signed card vanishes whilst the cards are held in the spectator’s own hands and can reappear anywhere. No palming or sleights of any kind.
On The Level – A quick, visual, entertaining close-up routine. An ideal opener. One of the hits of Peter Duffie’s acclaimed lecture – now available to all.
The Light Card – A blue backed selection which has been signed across its face by the spectator jumps to the performer’s pocket or wallet – and changes to a red backed card. No palming.
Sticky Blue Brainwave – Now you can perform the classic Brainwave Deck effect with ANY deck of cards. No more counting to thirteen or trying to look for pencil dots.
Days of Your – A great mentalism effect by Max Maven in which you correctly predict a spectator’s astrological sign. No pre-show, stooges or prior knowledge required.
Caravan Travellers – Anthony Owen’s acclaimed handling of Larry Jennings’ Open Travellers.
Sticky Intruder – A super clean handling of the Stewart James 51 Faces North / Paul Curry Open Prediction mentalism effect. The spectator deals the cards face up onto the table. Only one card is dealt face down unseen – it is flipped over to reveal it is the only card in the pack with a cross on its face.
The book is clearly illustrated with over two dozen illustrations by Marc Paul, Max Maven and John Archer.