Days of Wine and Magic by John Derris - Book
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|Fifty years of magic and ideas via Elmsley Avis, Page, Walton, Derris, Koran and others who met every week in bars and cafes.|
Some of the stimulating items in the book:
A presentation of the folding note that Gordon Bruce said made it into a miracle.
Al Koran's brilliant finale to the Scarne Ball Routine
The routine with gemstones created for the Queen's own jewellers
A finale for the Okito Box routine where the spectator produces a pile of rice
A freely chosen card is the only different coloured back - an automatic dream method
Routine that echoes John Ramsay's Copper and Silver transposition
Paper packet penetrated by two hat pins - when removed packet is unfolded to reveal a 50p coin which can be examined
A Brainwave routine with Giant Cards
Jack Avis's last effect - Find the Lady with a Phantom Queen
Bending Glass with an illuminated dressing room mirror
Two coins trapped by a finger ring in a handkerchief - chosen coin visibly leaps through the ring without any cover and can be examined.
Hand out chocolates to your guests which turns into a sponge ball routine
Plus essays, articles and anecdotes from the magic world of the past.
A stimulating, unique publication about which top card man Steve Beam said"Just the type of book to read between all the heavy trick-only instruction books".