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Max Malini

Max Malini (October 3, 1875 - October 3, 1942) Born Max Katz on the border of Poland and Austria in 1873 in the town of Ostrov. Migrated with his family to the United States in 1888. Started busking at an early age in saloons working for tips juggling and...

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Get The Conversation Going

This is a classic routine that is easy to learn and fun to perform. This can be done with any deck at anytime but works really well when you structure it into a set of three effects that use the same four cards. I have several video tutorials to choose...

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The Front Thumb Palm

Front Thumb Palm The Front Thumb Palm is a foundational palm position in executing effective coin magic. There are some great sleights that utilize this palm position that are very convincing and are great basics in learning coin magic. The Front Thumb Palm can also...

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The Dancing Hank

The Dancing Hank has a rich history and is still dazzling the audience every time the hank hits the dance floor. Its origin starts around the 1870’s and there are a few stories tied to its beginning, but most history accounts John Nevil Makelyne for being the creator...

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The Rising Cards

The Rising Cards The photo depicts the simple, handling detail of a total impromptu version of this now timeless classic. When performed correctly, at the right time and in the proper context it can baffle and grab interest and attention. Rising Cards (also known as...

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Running The Cards

  Running The Cards   This is a tutorial on the proper technique of handling the playing cards when running the cards from hand to hand. This method opens the doors to furtherease and continued learning in proper card handling techniques in card shuffling,...

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The Riffle Shuffle

The Riffle Shuffle is easy to learn and requires a basic skill to execute properly. There are variations to performing this shuffle and once you get it down you can learn methods of controlling cards in certain positions, while giving the appearance of shuffling the...

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The Back Palm

The Back Palm To Perform this basic move with a single card is easy to pick up, but once you begin to add multiple cards, the move begins to require much more dexterity and will involve many, many more hours of practice.   This technique is mostly used by stage...

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Packet Tricks

Packet tricks ( Free Shipping Code At Bottom Of The Post ) Packet tricks are very popularly used by magicians because they take little room to carry, contain a plot that is fun, easy to follow and is usually a multi-phase routine packed with very cool effects of...

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The Handcuff Challenge

"The Handcuff Challenge" In 1899, The Grand Opera House at 110 S. Main Street in Los Angelos, California was the home of the Orpheum vaudeville circuit performers, booked by the entertainment agency of Martin Beck. Beck had just discovered a new talent, Harry Houdini...

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“Houdini King Of Handcuffs”

"Houdini King Of Handcuffs" Harry and Bess arrived in San Francisco June 2,1899. To get everyones attention and make them all aware of his appearance of their opening night performance at the prestigious Orpheum Theater in San Fransisco, the birthplace of vaudeville...

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Houdini’s Big Break

On March 14, 1899 Houdini received this telegraph posted here from Martin Beck who had seen Houdini appear at the Palm Garden Beer Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota. Houdini opened on March 26th at the Creighton-Orpheum Theater in Omaha, Nebraska and was held over for a...

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BrainWave deck

Brainwave By Mike Matson Now that you've had the chance to experience the power of the Invisible Deck, allow me to introduce you to a similar effect that operates on much the same principle yet provides you with an amazing kicker ending that will completely stun your...

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“Dime Museum Harry”

"Dime Store Harry" Houdini was not an overnight success. This record of his early struggles and how everything unfolded for him, is a great reminder to us all to never give up on our dreams, to keep moving forward, to continue forward, focus on the good and maintain...

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Svengali

Svengali by Mike Matson This Svengali Deck is THE quintessential “trick” deck of cards. It was, in fact, the first specially gaffed deck that I purchased when I started learning magic at seven years old. If you've been studying magic for any period of time, chances...

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The Invisible Deck

INVISIBLE DECK By Mike Matson The invisible deck is a devastating effect and one of the most powerful weapons in the magician's arsenal of card magic! If you are not performing it, you are missing out on one of the most amazing demonstrations you can offer an...

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