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Astor Epic [No Force Mental Epic]
$319.95 $299.95 Special Price!
The Astor Epic [No Force Mental Epic] is actually the newest improved version of the Mental Epic. Similarly to the Mental Epic, you can predict 3 different things with Astor Epic too 100%. The difference between this two trick is that there is no need to force in any way. Summarizing the Astor Epic is a very easily handling trick where the performer is able to predict 3 different things with 100% confidence without applying any method normally used in mental magic. So there is no forcing, no built in audience member, no pre show, no double writing, no nail writing, no nothing you ever heard or even known before. Without all of these there is a new and genius but very simple method.
Dimensions Approximately 12 3/8" x 17 7/8" (31.43cm x 45.40cm)
Big Red Nose [Samuel Patrick Smith]
Big Red Nose is a Great New Christmas Routine by Samuel Patrick Smith! Rudolph (“Rudy” for short) starts as a “Blue-Nosed” Reindeer. The children object at the thought of a “Blue-Nosed” Reindeer, so you Magically turn his Nose “Red“! What - you like it better the other way? When you try to change it back, the color vanishes from the reindeer's nose! Children howl as the “Red Nose” ends up on you!!! Big Red Nose comes complete with top-quality sponge “Nose“, Special Envelope and Jumbo (10.75" by 8") “Reindeer” Cards!
Criss Angel Mindfreak Platinum Magic Kit Set [350+ Tricks]
$49.95 $44.95 Special Price!
Amaze your friends and family with mind-blowing illusions compiled by TV's MINDFREAK Magician, Criss Angel. This kit includes props for performing more than 350 magic tricks, like Mental Freak and Penetration Glass, along with detailed, step-by-step directions. The included instructional DVD makes learning fun and easy!
What You Get:
Criss Angel MINDFREAK Platinum Magic Kit with Instructional DVD and Instruction Manual
! Features: Props and directions for performing 363 magic tricks! Detailed Instructions for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Illusions! For Aspiring Magicians ages 8 to 108! Quality Made of Plastic, Metal, Paper and Fabric! Made in China!
Includes all of the following Magic Props: 1 MINDFREAK Card Deck, 8 Spikes for Spikes Through Coin, 1 Spikes Through Coin Case, 1 Secret Floating Device Card, 1 Card Case, 1 Deck of Playing cards, 1 Coin Base, 1 Coin Nested Trap, 1 Penetration Glass, 1 Secret Utility Device, 2 Silk cloths, 3 Silvertone Cups [for the Classic Cups & Balls Trick], 4 Yellow Pom Pom Balls, 1 Black Vision box, 1 Multi-Colored Cube, 4 Red Sponge Balls, and 6 Mental Freak Number Cards!!!
For a photo of all of the contents of the Criss Angel Mindfreak Platinum Magic Kit Set, please Single Click on Trick Name at top of listing or on Photo on Left!!!
Criss Angel Mindfreak Ultimate Magic Kit Set [550+ Tricks]
$99.95 $89.95 Special Price!
Amaze your friends and family with mind-blowing illusions compiled by TV's talented MINDFREAK Magician, Criss Angel. This Kit includes props for performing more than 550 Magic Tricks, like the Money Printer, the Classic Cups and Balls, along with Detailed, Step-by-Step Directions. The included Instructional DVDs makes learning fun and easy! Plus, you'll also receive Props and a Bonus DVD that teaches you how to levitate anywhere, anytime with no props!
What You Get
Over 550 MINDFREAKS you can perform!
Criss Angel MINDFREAK Ultimate Magic Kit includes all of the neccassary Magic Props, plus "
3" Criss Angel Step-By-Step Instructional DVDs
!!! The Instruction Manual packed full of tips and tricks from Criss Angel!!!
Bonus DVD teaching you how to Levitate Anywhere - Anytime!!!
MINDFREAK Bestselling Teach-A-Tricks
Secret Floating and Utility Devices!!! Criss Angel MINDFREAK Ultimate Magic Kit is the feature
"Winner - The Best Magic Kit" - International Magicians Society
!!! Props and Directions for performing over 550 magic tricks
. Detailed Instructions for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Magicians! Magic and Illusions
for aspiring magicians ages 8 to 108!
Quality Made of Plastic, Metal, Paper and Fabric!
Made in China!
Contains of all the following Great Magic Props:
2 MINDFREAK Card Decks,
8 Spikes for Spikes Through Coin
, 1 Spikes Through Coin Case
, 1 Secret Floating Device, 1 Card Case
, 1 Deck of Playing Cards,
1 Coin Base,
1 Coin Nested Trap,
1 Penetration Glass,
1 Secret Utility Device
, 2 Silk Cloths,
3 Silvertone cups [for the Classic Cups & Balls Trick - 1 is also a "Chop Cup"],
2 Red Balls for the Chop Cup
Effect, 4 Yellow Pom Pom Balls,
1 Black Vision Box,
1 Multi-Colored Cube,
4 Red Sponge Balls,
1 Sponge Ball to Cube,
6 Mental Freak Number Cards,
1 Money Printer,
1 Ball and Vase,
2 Flying Coins Cups,
1 Penetration Pen, and
3 Pieces of Rope for Christopher's Nightmare!!!
For a photo of all of the contents of the Criss Angel Mindfreak Ultimate Magic Kit Set, please Single Click on Trick Name at top of listing or on Photo on Left!!!
Fortune Teller Miracle Fish [Fortune Telling Fish] [1 Gross]
Get Your Own Fortune Teller Miracle Fish, HERE! The Fortune Teller Miracle Fish [Fortune Telling Fish] is a classic novelty that makes a little plastic fish the “Mindreader”. Fun! Place the mystical little “fish” on your palm or your spectators palm and watch it begin to
move, wiggle, curl up or flip off the hand all by itself! It moves differently with different people, and children love them! It's movement will “for tell” the future! Different movements of the “fish” indicate readings of “Jealousy”, “Indifference”, “Love”, “Fickle”, “False”, “Passion”, and unfortunately as well the comic “Dead One”! Are you independent? Are you fickle? Are you in love? See what the Fortune Telling Fish has to say about you! They make the perfect hand out at shows and for promotional events. All you have to do is stick on little address labels on the special envelope packaging of the “fish” - your spectators have to keep the special envelope as it contains the “Fortune” chart. Sold in packs of 1 Gross only - if you require more than 1 Gross, increase the quantity on the order form accordingly [for example: a “quantity of 2" would give you “2 Gross”]. At this price, there’s no point selling them individually!!! Makes a great Party Favor! Works right out of the package... “fish” can be used again and again!
Gazzo Tossed Out Deck DVD [Includes Red Bicycle Deck]
$39.95 $34.95 Special Price!
You wrap the deck in rubber bands and throw it out to a punter in the audience.
As your back is turned, you instruct him to open the deck anywhere he likes and remember one of the cards.
In turn you instruct him to throw the deck to anybody in the audience. That person is instructed to do the same thing. This is done to five different punters.
With Gazzo's routine you will have six people standing. You proceed to name each person's card and five of the people who looked at a card will sit down.
As a climax you will still have one person standing, and he will say that you have not yet named his card--which makes for a tricky situation. So you ask him, "If I name your card out loud, will you sit down. You name his card, and he sits down. You get a standing ovation Gazzo style.
A total miracle. Not hard to master.
Manufacturer Says: Gazzo's Tossed Out Deck is the product of years of performance in city centers and busy streets around the world. What separates this deck from the others is its versatility (it can be performed for a small to HUGE crowd, anywhere from the street corner to an evening theatre show) and its powerful knock-out finish (It convinces the audience beyond a shadow of a doubt that you knew *exactly* which card everyone merely *thought* of). Less experienced magicians may see them as insignificant, but the subtleties that Gazzo has put into the Tossed Out Deck takes it from a neat mentalism piece to a working professional's reputation maker.
Gazzo is one of the most legendary street performers in the world, and he's spent his life refining his art and his magic. The tools that he uses to control and entertain crowds are precision tuned and ready for professional use.
Please note: Gazzo was kind enough to include his "Bra Gag" on this DVD. Gazzo asks that magicians please do not use this gag because it is a big part of Gazzo's current show. You'll love seeing Gazzo's Bra Gag, and we think it'll inspire you to create a gag of your own.
Running Time: Approximately 2 hrs 54 mins. Includes DVD and RED Bicycle Poker Deck for Performance.
Gift Certificate [Sent Electronically by e-mail]
If you know the e-mail address for the Gift Recipient than this is the perfect Gift Certificate for you. Guaranteed Same Day Delivery (if order is placed by 2 P.M. PST) at NO EXTRA CHARGE!!!
What makes the perfect Gift? Of course, a Gift Certificate!!! If you wish to purchase a Gift Certificate for more than $10.00 (they're available in $10.00 units starting at $10.00 up to whatever amount you want), all you have to do is simply change the quantity on the order form after you select "Add To Cart". For example if you want to purchase a $50.00 Gift Certificate, then change the quantity to "5" instead of "1". If you require Gift Certificate(s) for more than 1 individual, then you have to come back to this item, and click "ADD TO CART" for any additional Gift Certificates that you require. What makes the perfect Gift? Of course, a Gift Certificate!!! If you wish to purchase a Gift Certificate for more than $10.00 (they're available in $10.00 units starting at $10.00 up to whatever amount you want), all you have to do is simply change the quantity on the order form after you select "Add To Cart". For example if you want to purchase a $50.00 Gift Certificate, then change the quantity to "5" instead of "1". If you require Gift Certificate(s) for more than 1 individual, then you have to come back to this item, and click "ADD TO CART" for any additional Gift Certificates that you require.
If you're a last minute shopper then this is the perfect Gift for you to purchase, plus you won't have to pay any shipping charge.
Happy Santa Blendo
The Happy Santa Blendo is a fantastic addition to your Holiday Shows! This Santa themed "Blendo" comes with three 12 inch silks (Red, Green, and White) that blend into a 36 inch full Color Santa Claus Silk. Designed to look like the Coca-Cola "Santa" but without copying theirs, this is the most beautiful Santa Claus Silk ever in the magic market! Use it in "Blendo" fashion and change the 3 different color silks to the "Santa" using a Change Bag or you can use the "Santa" Silk by itself as a Production. Either way, you have a winner for your Holiday Shows!
Please Note: The Happy Santa Blendo looks so much better when it is ironed, but our photographer was too lazy to iron it for us...
Hot Fire Wallet
Time to Pay the Check You reach into your pocket to pull out your wallet. Open it up and it bursts into Flames! Close the wallet and put out the flames. This time you open it to reveal its filled with dollar bills under a secure money clip! A truly startling effect you can see from the back row. The Hot Fire Wallet is a standard bi-fold hip wallet made of soft black leather. Reach into your pocket to pull out your wallet, open your wallet and it bursts into flames! Close the wallet and put out the flames open the wallet again, and its filled with dollar bills! Bonus: Now includes "Card to Wallet" Routine...
Lit Candle to Twinkling Xmas Tree
$89.95 $79.95 Special Price!
The Lit Candle to Twinkling Xmas Tree is an amazing new effect for your Holiday Shows!!! I'm sure the creative performer will find ways to use this unique effect year round!!!
The Performer displays a Candle on a Small Stand. They light the Candle, and pick it up with the Stand. The performer nicks to Flame to extinguish it, and the complete Candle Magically Vanishes!!! But wait, that's not all - it Beautifully Transforms into a Miniature Christmas Tree. A Magic gesture, and the Christmas Tree lights up with several Twinkling Lights - just like a real Christmas Tree!!! An ideal effect for the Christmas Season show, with Twinkling Lights. You can perform this under any conditions, and can be performed in the dark if you wish!!! Includes Special Vanishing Candle, Christmas Tree with Twinkling Lights, Small Stand, 9 Volt Battery, and Full Routine...
Please Note: The picture doesn't do full justice to this amazing Little Christmas Tree - it looks wonderful with the Twinkling Lights!!!
Magic Christmas Picture [Silly Billy / Samuel Patrick Smith]
Magic Christmas Picture begins with the magician displaying a black and white outline drawing of a rooftop with reindeer pulling an sleigh that's ready to land - except the sleigh is empty. No Color, No Santa , No Presents, Oh No (that’s Not “Yoko Ono)! A volunteer from the audience chooses several different color crayons and writes their name on the sign in front of the house, colors in the reindeer's nose, and adds a little smoke coming out of the chimney. The assistant then holds the picture while everyone says the magic words. When the picture is turned around, it is all Magically Colored - Santa is in the Sleigh and it's full of Presents - complete with a Christmas Tree!!! The picture is then given to the assistant as a souvenir of the show! Magic Christmas Picture is a great addition to your Christmas show! Magic Christmas Picture is based on the Silly Billy’s Magic Party Picture Trick (available in our Party Magic Department). Silly Billy is one of New York’s Famous Birthday Party Professionals. Includes Instructions by Samuel Patrick Smith. Please Note: This is a Special Order item and may take 2-3 weeks to ship...
Magic with a Christmas Theme [Book]
Magic with a Christmas Theme [Book] is a wonderful new book by Marc Dibowski.
In this book, Marc Dibowski, author of some bestselling books in Germany, shares ideas and effects for a Magic Act during the Holiday Season. Add a touch of Winter and Christmas to your Kids Show, Stand-up, Mental or Close-Up Act. In addition to ideas on props, you will also find routines and ways to tailor your act for Christmas without high expenses, without lots of props, without laborious efforts.
The book is completed with information on Christmas characters, links to marketed effects including sources and information on Christmas traditions in different countries. As a bouns, Marc Explains an extraordinary mentalist routine for Christmas designed for any audience involving an Advent Calendar, which is based on a clever principle never used before in this particular way. Pages:68 - 8" x 11.5" - Softcover
"If you are a children’s entertainer, the information in the Magic with a Christmas Theme Book is extremely useful for Christmas Season, and will be worth it’s weight in gold!" Joe Diamond, MyLovelyAssistant
"Magic with a Christmas Theme Book is a good start for anyone wishing to create a holiday show or add a Christmassy trick or two to the standard program." Payne, M-U-M Magazine
Magic with the iPhone [Nicholas Byrd][DVD]
Introducing the very first DVD dedicated to the iPhone and iPod Touch! Enjoy an interactive ride into the magic of iPhone with your host, Nick Byrd. Magic with the iPhone is a full-length, full-feature DVD that makes learning iPhone magic easy!
You'll discover new and unusual ways to use your iPhone and perform some of this world's most unique street magic!
iHotrod: Turn your iPhone into a Hotrod, with a twist! A spectator picks one of six colored dots from the screen. To prove you knew she was going to pick the yellow dot, all of the dots turn yellow and a note with today's date says, "You will choose yellow!"
iWallet: After showing off your virtual wallet, you're able to remove any one of the items inside, right out of the phone! You'll never leave home without it!
iATM: Same idea as the "iWallet," but you explain the newest iPhone feature is your own personal ATM. Show a picture of a twenty and magically pull one from the phone. No lines or transaction fees!
X-Ray: Go deep and demonstrate the new iPhone X-Ray feature with a quick x-ray of your own empty hand! Uh oh, it's not an exact match. There's something round in the image. Remove the phone from your hand and an actual coin appears!
iConic: Use the icons from your home screen to perform a cool prediction effect!
Lovely Assistant: A chosen card is lost in the deck. After many attempts, you're unable to locate the card so you ask your lovely assistant for help. She appears on the screen and reveals the chosen card, washing away any doubt of your powers!
Telecommunication: Why do all the work yourself? A random person from your phone's contact list finds the spectator's freely chosen card! The spectator makes the call, not you!
Card from iPhone: That's right, pull a chosen card right out of your phone!
Princess Card Trick: A classic, now better than ever and in your face on iPhone! The spectator just thinks of one of six cards. The iPhone goes to work and makes the spectator's card VANISH!
Penny to Dime: A penny, displayed on the screen of your iPhone, magically changes into a dime! But wait, the penny you were holding under the phone also turns into a dime! An amazing effect that comes complete with a special gimmick.
Wallpaper Magic: Use your iPhone wallpaper to perform a trick. Now you're ready to perform whenever opportunity calls!
This amazing magic set for your iPhone includes a DVD with more than 70 minutes of professional quality video, a CD-ROM (PC and MAC Compatible) containing video and picture files ready to load on your iPhone or iPod Touch, plus the special Penny gimmick for Penny to Dime! Works on both PCs and MACs!
The Magic with the iPhone DVD works with any iPhone or iPod Touch under regular default settings, and doesn't require third-party software. This product is not associated with iPhone, iPod, or iPod Touch, which are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.
Running Time Approximately 77 minutes. Save your cell minutes, and do Magic with the iPhone instead!!!
Maxwell, Mike - Learn to Levitate! [DVD]
With this DVD you’ll Learn to Levitate! cool stuff, including money, matches, cards, knives, canes, balls, and even YOURSELF! Defy Gravity! Learn the Secrets of Levitation! Learn the most amazing feat of magic possible - LEVITATION! No effect compares to having an ordinary, everyday object seemingly defy gravity. Watch your audience gasp with delight as they witness the miracle of Levitation!
On Learn to Levitate!, you will learn the closely-guarded secrets of making objects float in mid-air - things like money, matches, cards, knives, canes, balls and the coup de gras, YOURSELF! Yes, it’s true! With no special gimmicks whatsoever, you can perform the perfect illusion of levitating yourself right off the ground. Featured by David Blaine in his first television special on ‘Street Magic’! And even more, it’s easy to do! Quality production video includes the following magic effects: The Floating Dollar Bill (using an ITR), The Floating Dollar Bill (featuring the ‘Burr Secret’), The Levitating Dollar Bill, The Floating Match, Swiss Movement (Paul Harris’ Animated Pocket Knife), The Floating Card, The Dancing Cane (a favorite of David Copperfield as a teen Magician), The Floating Ball (for Stage), and the Balducci Levitation (Floating Yourself). Several of the magic effects you will learn require the use of magic props sold separately - all readily available from us. Video is approximately 40 minutes. Please Note: This Video does not contain the performance or teach the ‘Flying’ Illusion as performed by David Copperfield.
Mayne, Andrew - Welcome to Wizard School [DVD]
$24.95 $19.95 Special Price!
Illusionist Andrew Mayne teaches you to be a real life wizard on this DVD! Levitate objects, perform incredible feats and learn how to float on a broom! At Wizard School, master magician Andrew Mayne will teach you sixteen different Acts of Wizardry including the “
Magic Hands”, “Wizard News”, “Appearing Wand”, “Vanishing Wand”, “Floating Wand”, the “Magic Scarf”, “Clinging Wand”, “Goblin”, “Color Sense”, the “Magic Ribbon”, the “Enchanted Matchbox”, “Scarf through Neck”, the “Card Castle”, the “Wizard's Hat”, the “Instant Knot”, and
the “Broom Flight”!!! WOW!!! If you think it would be fun to make your friends think there's a goblin in the room, to twist your hands in an impossible way or levitate yourself, then the Welcome to Wizard School DVD is for you! Aspiring wizards both young and old are welcome to attend. Tuition: only $24.95!!!
Miracle Chip [U.S. Quarter & Poker Chip][Mark Mason / JB Magic]
$119.95 $99.95 Special Price!
The best bet in magic... from J.B. Magic's elite line comes the Miracle Chip.
A precision made magnetic locking poker chip. Made in house by JB's coin specialist. You will love both the quality and the mechanics of the MIRACLE CHIP. With this single piece of apparatus you will look like a sleight of hand master. Perform vanishes, transformations, penetrations, find selected signed cards & achieve incredible mentalism.
Along with the gimmicked chip comes an instructional DVD with 9, yes, 9 knockout effects. Each routine is fully performed and taught using the miracle chip.
We are also proud to have had the permission to include Wayne Dobson's brilliant mentalism effect UNIQUE PREDICTION
Featured effects: Bare Hand Vanish, In the Deck, Coin thru Glass, Swirl Away, In the Box, Coin thru Table, Chip "N" Change, In the Glass & Unique Prediction.
Made from genuine (high grade) poker chips, each deluxe set comes with:
1 Miracle Chip
1 Matching Chip
1 Half Dollar or Quarter
1 Custom Printed Screen
1 DVD Featuring 9 Effects
"Mark, Many thanks for the miracle chip, it arrived today. I decided on the quarter version. I have to say it is GREAT. I would highly recommend this to anyone at the club."
- Carter Macmillan, LA
"Mark, Thanks for sending me the Miracle Chip. I thought you had sent me 2 regular chips, The gimmick is incredible, Cannot wait to use this."
- Andy K, Scotland
"Hi JB, I picked up Miracle chip set at the IBM, I had to write and tell you this is the best thing I bought there. IN THE DECK is the best trick ever. WOW. Keep up the good work."
- Chuck Terry
Phantoma [Tenyo T-177]
$37.95 $34.95 Special Price!
Phantoma is the new Haunted House Mystery! A mysterious spook seems to inhabit a small haunted house. Even though the house is obviously empty, suddenly, when you shake it, an object can be heard inside rattling around - it must be Phantoma the house ghost! Dump the ghost into an beautiful empty silk-like handkerchief and the form of the ghost can be seen trying to get out. The ghost vanishes from the hanky and comes back to the house where he can be heard again. Immediately hand the haunted house out to your audience, but they can find no trace of the spirit visitor. Whatever you do, don’t throw away the instructions to this magic trick before you read them, otherwise you will never figure out the secret of Phantoma! Routine and Ghost House design by Tomoyuki Shimomura. One of the most popular of the recent Tenyo effects. Now includes Japanese Packaging and Japanese Instructions, as well as English Instructions...
Santa Stuck In Chimney [Deluxe]
“Santa Claus” just can't seem to get down the chimney in one piece - no more milk and cookies Martha Stewart! The magician stacks three wooden blocks with “Santa Claus” on them and covers everything with a wooden "Chimney." Every time the performer lifts the “Chimney” the blocks are out of order - just like the “Mis-made Illusion! Finally the Magician saves the day and puts “Santa” together in the right order! The props are made entirely out of wood and nicely decorated. The trick stands a full foot high. “Santa Claus” is divided into three blocks each being almost 3 inches square by 3/4 inches wide. A “Christmas” Illusion in miniature! Please Note: There may be slight differences in painting as these are hand crafted.
Santa Stuck In Chimney [Super Deluxe]
“Santa Claus” just can't seem to get down the chimney in one piece - guess it’s time for Jenny Craig! The magician stacks three large wooden blocks with “Santa Claus” on them and covers everything with a wooden colorfully painted "Chimney." Every time the performer lifts the “Chimney” the blocks are out of order - just like the “Mis-made Illusion! Finally the Magician saves the day and puts “Santa” together in the right order! The props are made entirely out of wood and nicely decorated. The Santa Stuck in Chimney [Deluxe] contains larger and more easily visible wooden blocks, special black base, and a colorfully painted “Chimney”. The “Deluxe” Wooden blocks show “Santa Claus” on one side and a brightly decorated “Christmas Tree” on the other. It’s like getting 2 tricks in one - “Mis-made Santa” & “Mis-made Christmas Tree” (for photo of prop with “Christmas Tree” click on photo at left)!!! This makes the Santa Stuck In Chimney [Deluxe] the “Perfect” Christmas Illusion in miniature!
Scotch & Soda
Scotch & Soda is the most popular coin trick in the world. Requires no skill and can be learned in 5 minutes. If you want to have fun with your magic, make friends, and win 'bets' - this is the trick for you. The coins do all the work. Put the U.S. half dollar and the copper Mexican Centavo in your spectator's hand, while showing them that 'Mexican' coin is smaller. Have them place both hands behind their back, then put one coin in each hand. Wager them that they can't hand you the smaller 'Mexican' coin. When they do hand you the coin, they immediately realize their coin changed to a U.S. quarter! Amazing!! This version of the trick comes with a replica "Mexican Centavo' - your audience will never notice the difference. For even more tricks with this great trick we recommend the book Amazing Magic Tricks with a Scotch & Soda / Dime & Penny that you'll find in our Library Department.
Secret Life of Houdini [Limited Edition - Signed by Authors William Kalush & Larry Sloman]
The Secret Life Of Houdini is an intereting new book available in an exclusive Hardcover Limited Edition that is signed by both Authors - William Kalush and Larry Sloman.
Handcuff King. Escape Artist. International Superstar. Since his death eighty years ago, Harry Houdini's life has been chronicled in books, in film, and on television. Now, in this groundbreaking biography, renowned magic expert William Kalush and best-selling writer Larry Sloman team up to find the man behind the myth. Drawing from millions of pages of research, they describe in vivid detail the passions that drove Houdini to perform ever-more-dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a pernicious plot to subvert his legacy.
After years of struggling on the dime museum circuit, Harry Houdini got a break that put him on the front page of a Chicago newspaper. He never looked back. Soon Houdini was performing for royalty, commanding vast sums, and exploring the new power of Hollywood to expand on his legend.
At a time when spy agencies frequently co-opted amateurs, Houdini went to London and developed a relationship with a man who would run MI-5. For the next several years, the world's most famous magician traveled to Germany and Russia and routinely reported his findings.
After World War I was successfully concluded, Houdini embarked on a battle of his own. He created a group of disguised field operatives to infiltrate the seamy world of fake spirit mediums. In doing so, Houdini triggered the wrath of fanatical Spiritualists, led by the esteemed British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Death threats became an everyday occurrence, but the group would pose an even greater danger to Houdini's legacy.
Rigorously researched, and as exciting as a good thriller, The Secret Life of Houdini traces the arc of the master magician's life from desperate poverty to worldwide legend, initiating the reader along the way into the arcane world of professional magic. In this remarkable book, Kalush and Sloman decode a life based on deception, providing an intimate and riveting portrayal of Houdini, the man and the legend.
Hardbound and Signed by Authors William Kalush and Larry Sloman. 592 Pages.
Note: In our opinion, although some of the information in this book is hard to believe, it should be read by every serious Houdini Collector.
Please Note: This is the book that caused the recent publicity regarding the Exhumation of Harry Houdini. Let His Legends Live, and Let Him Rest in Peace...
Secrets of the Great Magicians' [Deluxe Magic Set / includes DVD]
We are proud to announce the latest incarnation of a long-time popular Magic Sets, the Secrets of the Great Magicians' Deluxe Magic Set! This is the perfect follow-up Magic Set to our smaller new Classic Mysteries of the Master Magicians [Magic Set], as none of the main supplied tricks are duplicated. As an example, the smaller set has a cardboard version of the Houdini Handcuff Escape, while this set comes with the more advanced actual Houdini Chain Escape.
For those magicians already familiar with our popular, but sadly discontinued FM-510 Magic Set, the Secrets of the Great Magicians' Deluxe Magic Set will be a welcome replacement.
Although slightly more advanced than the smaller Classic Mysteries of the Master Magicians [Magic Set], it is chock-full of excellent tricks for the beginner, this magic set is packed in a gorgeous, full-color box that features pictures and posters of many of magic's most prominent practicioners of yesteryear, including Houdini, Cardini, Kellar and Herrmann.
Inside you'll find props and instructions for over 100 incredible tricks, including a set of Goshman-made Sponge Balls, a Penetration Frame, Houdini Chain Escape, Magic Wand, Drawer Box, Rice Bowls, Wonder Blocks and much, much more.
But, here's the best part: Each magic set comes complete with an hour-long instructional DVD teaching the purchaser how to perform with all the props included with the set! Magician Danny Orleans, known to many of you as a columnist for Genii magazine, is featured on the DVD. In addition to the DVD, we also include well written, and thoroughly illustrated instructions.
This magic set is the perfect gift for any occasion and the perfect introduction to magic! Great for any age! Proudly made in the US...
Self Levitation Supreme [aka Self-Levitation Supreme]
The Self Levitation Supreme [aka Self-Levitation Supreme] is one of the most incredible low-cost Illusions ever released to the magic community!
The Performer holds a large Cloth above their Feet. The Spectators can clearly see the Magician's Feet in front of the draped Cloth. Visibly, the Magician begins to Levitate nearly a half foot above the Ground! The Magician Floats down to the Floor and the Cloth is whisked away showing no means of Support!!! The Self Levitation Supreme [aka Self-Levitation Supreme] includes 36-inch Cloth, Special Apparatus and Full Routine and Instructions.
Silver Copper Brass Transposition [Tango Magic]
$59.95 $57.95 Special Price!
The performer takes three Coins - one Copper [Mexico 20 Centavo], one Silver in color [Kennedy Half Dollar, and one Brass [Chinese coin] and places them in their left hand. Magician then retrieves one of the coins and places it in their right hand. The performer then opens their left hand to reveal only one Silver Coin! They then open their right hand to reveal the Chinese and Copper Coins!!!
In this package you will find a finely crafted gimmicked coin set produced by Tango Magic. Tango Magic produces one the highest quality gimmicked coins in the world. Tango stands behind their products to guarantee your success. As a bonus to thank you for your purchase, Tango has included in this package a link to Tangopedia, a four-hour instructional video. This video includes basic instructions for more than 50 gimmick coin routines using a variety of our specialty coins such as Expanded Shell-Coins, Copper/Silver/Brass, Scotch and Soda, Pen Through Coin, Folding Coins, Okito Boxes, and more. From this video you will learn the basics of using your new Tango Magic products as well as gaining insight into the amazing of possibilities the Tango line of coins provides.
Please Note: Unlike many versions of this trick on the market, Tango Magic is still manufacturing this set with real Mexico 20 Centavo Coins and real Kennedy Half Dollars.
Tenyo Flying Carpet [Tenyo 2012 / T-251]
$69.95 $64.95 Special Price!
The Tenyo Flying Carpet T-251 is an amazing new illusion for 2012! Float your own body in mid-air! You make the Flying Carpet float in mid-air, approximately 4 inches above the floor! There is absolutely nothing between the base and the Flying Carpet. While still standing on the Flying Carpet, you bend down to move the base forward and backward, left and right - there is clearly no connection! At this point, your spectators will likely shout out, "Impossible!" It is uncanny how amazing your spectator's experience of this illusion appears!!! We can not give the secret, but this illusion is designed for performing for a maximum of 2 spectators at a time!!! This effect is only available in Japanese Packaging, with both Japanese and English Instructions [for a photo of the Japanese Package, you can click on the “Blue” Trick Name above].
Tenyo Magic Pop-Up [Tenyo 2012 / T-249 / Tenyo Magic Pop-Up Greeting Card]
$32.95 $29.95 Special Price!
A Magical “Greeting” from Tenyo for 2012! The Tenyo Magic Pop-Up T-249 is a Magical “Greeting” Card, unlike anything from Hallmark or American Greeting! Remove a Thin Pop-Up Greeting Card from a Flat Envelope, and immediately open the Greeting Card to Show that a 3-Dimensional Box has Magically Formed! Magically Produce a Solid Ball from Inside the Flat Greeting Card! Many variations are possible with the Unique Tenyo Magic Pop-Up! Explain that you've placed a Prediction inside the Envelope, and then Produce a Ball of the Same Color that has been Chosen Freely by your Audience. Use the Enclosed Capsule to Produce a Piece of Candy or a Finger Ring, and hand out the produced item as a Gift! You can also produce a written message that will delight your audience! What a Versatile Effect!!! This effect is only available in Japanese Packaging, with both Japanese and English Instructions [for a photo of the Japanese Package, you can click on the “Blue” Trick Name above].
Tenyo Psychic Money [Tenyo 2012 / T-248]
$32.95 $29.95 Special Price!
Tenyo has done it again for 2012 with their new Tenyo Psychic Money T-248! Psychic Money is actually 2 Tricks in 1! In this Supernatural Effect, you show that you have the Power to Move a Bill with the Power of your Mind. Borrow a Bill from your Spectator, and Balance it on the Pencil Tip. Hold Your Hands Near the Bill, and it Will Start to Rotate! You can Control the Bill Without Touching It, Causing It to Stop, or Even Rotate in the Opposite Direction! In the Second Presentation, you can make the Bill Adhere to, and Drop Away from the Pencil Tip, Completely at your Command! The gimmick is cleverly hidden, making it appear as if you are using nothing more that ordinary household items. This effect is only available in Japanese Packaging, with both Japanese and English Instructions [for a photo of the Japanese Package, you can click on the “Blue” Trick Name above].
Tenyo Third Eye [Tenyo 2012 / T-250 / Luber Fiedler]
$37.95 $34.95 Special Price!
In 2012, Tenyo has teamed up again with Genius Creator Lubor Fiedler to create his New Masterpiece Tenyo Third Eye T-250! It’s hard to believe that this is Tenyo #250 – it seems like only yesterday when we were still in the Tenyo effect numbers below 50 or was it 25! Luber Fiedler has Unleashed his Latest Magical Creation for all of our Performing Enjoyment! Until now, it was Inconceivable that you could give any Random Person the Ability to Read Another Person's Mind! The Tenyo Third Eye allows you to do just that! Place the Third Eye in the Space between someone's Eyebrows, and that Person ONLY will be Able to Locate a Selected Card! Nobody else will have a clue how they did it! Perform this at a Party or other Gathering, and your Audience will all want to try! Whoever Wears the Third Eye Can Read the Minds of Others! This Magic Routine is as Amusing as it is Amazing! The Unique-looking Eye, Combined with the Fascinating Presentations, Will Make you the Talk of any Party or Social Gathering! We’re Reading Your Mind Right Now with the Third Eye, and we know that you want to Buy this Great New Effect! This effect is only available in Japanese Packaging, with both Japanese and English Instructions [for a photo of the Japanese Package, you can click on the “Blue” Trick Name above].
Tenyo Tower of Dice [Tenyo 2012 / T-247]
$32.95 $29.95 Special Price!
Tenyo has created an Incredible Effect for 2012! Tenyo Tower of Dice T-247 is certainly a Magical Multiplication! Visually Amazing and Simply Baffling! Cover the Dice with a small Tube, yet when you lift off the Tube, the number of Dice grows and grows until you have Double the number you started with! A surprising gimmick that is built into the tube makes this startling effect possible, and at the end of the performance you can hand out the Tube and the Dice for thorough Examination! This effect is only available in Japanese Packaging, with both Japanese and English Instructions [for a photo of the Japanese Package, you can click on the “Blue” Trick Name above].
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