Close-up File by Jerry Mentzer - Book

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195 pages, hardbound, 7 by 10 inches, A big collection of magic without playing cards. Routines using paper money, coins, cups and balls, the shell game, table hopping routines and magic with misc. items. World famous contributors.

The details:
  • Six big chapters
  • 35 different routines
  • Over 18 contributors
  • Table hopping
  • Money magic
  • Cups and balls
  • Coins (two chapters)
  • Three shell game
  • Magic with miscellaneous items
CLOSE-UP FILEis a collection of magic which uses no playing cards. This larger collection of magic contains 35 complete routines in 195 pages and is profusely illustrated with line drawings.

CLOSE-UP FILE is a big hard bound book with 195 pages. The book contains many novel close-up effects. None use playing cards except as incidental props. Most are previously unpublished and are worked with simple props which the reader can make up, or is likely to have on hand already.

Profusely illustrated with line drawings throughout. Richard Bartram, Jr. did the illustrations and they really help the reader understand the magic material.

CLOSE-UP FILE emphasizes complete effects as opposed to moves and sleights. Where moves and sleights are described, they are used in the effects described. The magic ranges from simple, nearly self-working tricks through the gamut of tricks requiring standard skills, to advanced magic which requires skills which will be new to most readers.

Most of the tricks described can be performed with props most magicians already have on hand. Much of the book's content is previously unpublished. The close-up magician should find many tricks and ideas of immediate interest and use!

Magic By World Famous Performers and Creators included are;

Richard Bartram, Jr., David Harkey, Warren Stephens, Peter Kane, Stephen Tucker, Horace Bennett, Paul Diamond, Scott Edwards, Woody Landers, David Neighbors, Dan Tong, Ray Mertz, Karl Norman, Mike Bornstein, Jerry Mentzer, Rick Johnsson, Aldo Colombini, Ian Baxter, John Riggs, John Murray, and Aldo Colombini.

Contents include:

Chapter 1 Novel Close-Up Magic
Chapter 2 Paper Money
Chapter 3 Coin Magic
Chapter 4 Cups and Balls Routines
Chapter 5 Three for Table Hoppers
Chapter 6 More Coin Magic
Chapter 7 Three Shell Game and Variations

About The Author;

Jerry Mentzer has written numerous books of magic including the well-known Card Cavalcade series and Card To Wallet-The Book, Fechter-The Magic of Eddie Fechter, and his best-selling Counts, Cuts, Moves and Subtlety. His previous books contained some of the finest close-up magic of the day.

Details: Close-Up File
©1994 Jerry Mentzer, Published by Magic Methods.
Illustrated by Richard Bartram, Jr.
195 pages, hardbound, size 7.25" by 10.5".

SKILL LEVEL- experienced/medium

A Magic Methods publication

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