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25 Amazing Magic Tricks w/Scotch & Soda or Dime & Penny [Royal Magic] [DVD] $14.95
Some of the most ingenious gimmicked coins ever devised - the "Scotch & Soda" trick and the "Dime & Penny" trick - allow you to perform miracles. This DVD is your gateway to learning 25 fabulous feats with these incredible coin tricks. Armed with your set of special coins and the information on this DVD you'll begin to look like a professional sleight-of-hand artist in minutes! With the instant-access DVD technology, learning is extremely easy. By freezing frames and jumping to specific performances and explanations, mastering these tricks becomes elementary for everyone. The following are a just a few of the tricks explained and taught on this DVD:
Push coins through a tabletop! Vanish a coin from a spectator’s clenched fist! Cause two coins to fade away into thin air! Pass a coin through your body! Cause a coin to appear in the closed hand of a spectator! And much, much more.
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)
This set is the perfect introduction to magic for the young magician, however the Classic Mysteries of the Master Magicians Magic Set makes an excellent introductory gift for magicians of all ages. The set features tricks that are magical classics. Professional magicians selected time tested tricks that are easy to do, yet completely baffling. Each set comes complete in a gorgeous four color box, packed with magic! You'll find props and instructions for over 75 amazing tricks. Basic sleight of hand is taught, as are many baffling, nearly self-working tricks in the miracle class! Included are the following popular Magic Effects: Ball & Vase, Cups and Balls, Prayer Vase, Hydrostatic Glass, Spiked Coin, Alexander's Number Mystery, and a cardboard version of Houdini's Handcuff Escape. Plus much, much more! The thorough, well-written and profusely illustrated instructions book accompany the set makes learning these tricks easy. A bonus book, 50 Amazing Illusions, is also included, detailing easy tricks anyone can do with little or no sleight of hand, or special equipment! Classic Mysteries of the Master Magicians is the perfect gift for the Beginner Magician - both young and old!
Cobra in the Basket [Remote Control] $569.95
The Cobra in the Basket [Remote Control] is the World’s Most Dangerous Card Trick! A helper selects a card (no force) and signs their name on it. The card is returned to the deck & deck placed inside the basket.
The magician tells the helper that he has the only card finding jumping cobra in the world. You tell the helper that they need to move a little closer to the basket so the snake can smell them. As they get closer, the SNAKE SHOOTS into the air startling the helper & finding the card stuck to the mouth of the Snake!
Release mechanism fully re-designed to eliminate misfires & accidental releases. Magician has complete control of when release occurs. Simple, single button Remote for release. Operates on 8 AAA batteries [not included].
Easy to load - can be set-up ready to use in less than 2 minutes. LED indicator to show on and ready. Securing latch solidly linked to the unit. Acrylic and aluminum construction.
Can be used to locate playing cards, business cards or Sea Pass card if working a cruise ship. Unit can be used in another container if you wish, and themed to your own act. The Cobra in the Basket is a big effect that can be performed in any type of show.
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!!!
Includes the 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!!!
Introducing the D'Lite Morph. This very special D'Lite first lights as a pale purple, then automatically cycles through a wide range of colors incredibly changing from red to orange to green, then on to blue, pink and back to purple! This cycling continues for as long as the unit is activated. Even better, when this D'Lite is moved, it creates a unique strobe effect. The D'Lite of the future is hear today!!!
Finger Flasher [Large] $17.95
An instant flash anytime during our show! Use this new model Finger Flasher [Large] to produce a dove or silk, or a spectacular vanish to spotlight your act. This new unit is easy to put on and pop off your fingertips in an instant. It's slightly larger in size and capacity (for your Flash Paper or Flash Cotton) than our Finger Flasher [Small] (also sold in this Department), yet still a small enough unit to make for a quick vanish. Not only can it be used in the hand, but in a hat, box, or on the table. No batteries to bother with! Use it any place in the act - you can even pick it up from behind some object on your table. These are becoming the standard in the magic industry. Uses Flash Paper or Flash Cotton (Flash Cotton is recommended) both available in our Fire Magic Department.
Flash Cotton [Fast] $9.95
Flash Cotton [Fast] is very fibrous and fast-burning. Ignites faster and easier than Flash Paper, so it's an excellent as a primer in all glo-plug devices like the Electronic Flash Gun or the Electronic Flash Wand. Also is suitable for heavy duty striker devices like our Finger Flashers. Large 4 gram envelope is great for many uses.
Fortune Teller Miracle Fish [Fortune Telling Fish] [1 Gross] $9.95
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!
Gift Certificate [Sent Electronically by e-mail] $10.00
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Hot Fire Wallet $34.95
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...
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] $19.95
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] $14.95
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!!!
Money Printer [Mikame] $189.95
With this Mikame Money Printer a wide tape moves between two rollers arranged on upper and lower axis. Two knobs are used for turning the rollers. The magician feeds a dollar bill sized slip of blank white paper into one side of the rollers, and amazingly a real dollar bill comes out the other side. You can borrow a dollar from a spectator, run it through the Money Printer and a blank piece of paper appears. Apologize, and hand the paper back to the spectator! Yes it will work with foreign money! Insert a blank piece of paper, turn the knob, and a dollar slips out the other side. Now borrow a dollar from the audience, insert it into the Money Printer and a five dollar bill falls out. You can put in the five, and a ten dollar bill comes out. This old world Craftsmanship from Mikame Craft says it all! Pure quality sets this apart from all other versions of this fantastic effect!
Mysterious Stranger - A Book of Magic [Softcover][David Blaine] $24.95
David Blaine he's been buried alive for seven days and nights, became the only living ice cube in Times Square and stood as still as a statue 10 stories above Manhattan. Millions of people around the world have witnessed the magic of David Blaine, but who is David, where did he come from and how does he do it? In Mysterious Stranger, Blaine's brand new hardbound book, you'll learn the answers to all of these questions and many more. Plus, David even tips his hat on a few secrets you can use to impress your friends and family! Softcover 214 pages.
Chapters: For Those Who Believe. Discovery of Magic. The Three Magi. Secrets of Cards Confidence. Playing the Part of a Magician. The Main Ain't Right. Primitive Mysteries. Ehrich Weiss. The Premature Burial. Frozen in Time. Vertigo.
"The hottest new name in magic." -USA Today
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...
Rabitt Wringer [Deluxe Formica Rabbit Wringer w/Stand] $499.95$449.95 Special Price! The Rabbit Wringer is A COMPLETE Laugh-Riot with a Live Rabbit and a Great Magic Routine! An all-Time Kids Favorite with a SHOCKER Climax! Our Rabbit Wringer [Deluxe Formica Rabbit Wringer w/Stand] is the most beautiful version of this effect that we have ever seen…
Show a real live Rabbit while on stage and explain to your audience that, "Mr. Rabbit is so hard to carry to each and every Magic Show." You then announce, "If Mr. Rabbit was easier to carry to shows he'd be a Hollywood Star".
Display the Rabbit Wringer Box that has a crank on the side and rollers on the front. You aren't exactly sure what this crank does? Lift the lid on the top and put Mr. Rabbit inside. You turn the crank on the side of the box, and Magically A FLAT RABBIT comes out of the rollers on the front! Mr. Rabbit is flat as a Pancake! Carry him in your pocket to the next Magic Show! You open the front of the box, and it's COMPLETELY EMPTY!
High Quality Design, wonderful workmanship and beautiful Formica finishing make this classic trick one that you'll be proud to perform. Formica is so much nicer than painted wood! Place a live Bunny into the beautiful chest, turn the crank and a flat bunny comes out of the wringer! The Box is now shown empty! Reverse the actions to get your bunny back to normal! If you don't have a Rabbit, why not try one of our "Spring Animals" in our "XTRA!!XTRA!!" Department... Our Rabbit Wringer [Deluxe Formica Rabbit Wringer w/Stand] Now comes with a Stand, so you don’t need an extra Magic Table to perform this wonderful Illusion…
For a Close-up Photo of the interior of the Rabbit Wringer, please click on the BLUE Trick Name above...
Rising Cards [Tenyo 2005 / T-218] $46.95$41.95 Special Price! The most amazing card trick ever! A spectator selects and remembers one card. After the card is returned, the magician makes a magical gesture towards the deck. Mysteriously, the selected card rises by itself up from the deck! You can even make the spectator’s card rise without touching the cards at all. You can make multiple cards rise one after the other, increasing the number of
spectator’s who are involved in your performance. Best of all, your audience can be right up close when the cards are rising, With these Rising Cards the gimmick is completely invisible from all angles!
Rudy Reindeer from Samuel Patrick Smith of SPS Publications is a fun-tastic Christmas Routine with Rudy the Flying Reindeer! "He vanishes!" "He flies invisibly through the air!" "He goes down chimneys and through doors by magic!"
The performer shows a colorful cardboard plaque of Rudy Reindeer. Rudy couldn't fly like all of the other reindeer, so Santa gave him a Magic Cape -- and a special job. Rudy flies from house to house scouting out which houses have chimneys and which ones have doors, so Santa will know ahead of time where he needs to use his Magic Key.
To demonstrate Rudy going down a Chimney, the Performer slides him into an Envelope printed with a Chimney design. One volunteer holds Rudy in the Chimney Envelope while another helper holds an empty Envelope with a printed Door Design.
The audience shouts the Magic Words "Merry Christmas", and the Plaque is pulled out of the Chimney Envelope, Rudy is gone! A cut out area where he used to be is all that remains...
When the Door Envelope is opened -- oops! Rudy is NOT there! His Little Green Silk Cape tumbles out, but no Reindeer. The Cape Disappears, but Rudy is no where to be seen. Finally, after a frenzied search and lots of enthusiastic "advice" from the audience, Rudy Reindeer is found to be clinging to the second Helper's Back! "He made it to the next house -- he just went around Back." HA HA!!! I mean HO HO!!!
Rudy Reindeer is lots of fun all the way to the hilarious finish. Kids love him! Be the first on your block to own this fabulous flying reindeer. Everybody needs a little R&R -- that's why you need Rudy Reindeer!
Beautiful artwork by Gina "Cha Cha" Wollrabe. Printed on sturdy boards with a high-gloss protective coating. Made to last! Special thanks to the Ina Sisters (Gina Wollrabe and Tina Hernandez) for their creative teamwork in writing the Rudy Reindeer routine!
Scotch & Soda $21.95
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.
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...
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] $29.95
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.
Soc-O-Magic Set #1 [Loftus] $15.95
A perfect gift for the children of any age on your gift list. With these sets, they'll learn how to entertain their friends and develop fun new skills. Each set makes an ideal starting point for those interested in Magic as a hobby. Soc-O-Magic Set #1 contains: Magic Ball & Vase, My Favorite Rope Trick (Professor's Nightmare), Fan-ta-stik (Hot Rod), Secret Mark Cards, Magic Coin Slide, Magic Wand, “Vanishing Silk Gimmick”, and 21 page booklet on the “Vanishing Silk Gimmick” by Gary Darwin!
Soc-O-Magic Set #2 [Loftus] $15.95
A perfect gift for the children of any age on your gift list. With these sets, they'll learn how to entertain their friends and develop fun new skills. Each set makes an ideal starting point for those interested in Magic as a hobby. Soc-O-Magic Set #2 contains: Magic Cups and Balls, Imp Bottle, Magic Wand, Mystic Smoke (from your Fingertips), Magic Coin Nested Boxes, Pena Coin, Magic Svengali Card Deck, and a 32 page booklet “110 Incredible Magic Tricks with a Svengali Deck”.
Soc-O-Magic Set #3 [Loftus] $15.95
A perfect gift for the children of any age on your gift list. With these sets, they'll learn how to entertain their friends and develop fun new skills. Each set makes an ideal starting point for those interested in Magic as a hobby. Soc-O-Magic Set #3 contains: Magic Ball and Vase, Penny to Dime, Snapper, In and Out, Crazy Cube, Magic Wizard Card Deck, and a 40 page booklet “110 Unbelievable Magic Tricks with a Wizard Deck”.
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 spectator will likely shout out, "Impossible!" It is uncanny how amazing your spectator's experience of this illusion appears!!! 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].
Imagine displaying a bright and solid, Tri-Colored Rope (Red, Yellow and Green) to your audience. Then, as you slowly pass your hand down the Rope, a Knot Magically Appears in each of the Colored sections! The Colored knots do not match the Colored sections of the Rope in which they Appear (Red knot in Yellow section, etc.). You again pass your hand down the Rope and to the amazement of your audience the Colors of the Knots match each section of the Colored Rope! Lastly, you untie the Knots and hand the rope out for Complete Examination!
BONUS! Additionally, you will receive a fun filled Traffic Light routine with a fantastic Children's Safety Message. This routine is great for getting booked into schools. Teachers and staff love it just as much as the students! Comes complete with Tri-Colored Rope and 12-page instruction booklet with several different Routines and Performances!!!
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