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Francis Carlyle Homing Card
Related toVariations 1947
Stars of Magic (Vol. 4 No. 2)
61
Paul LePaul The Diagonal Left Hand Palm (Improved Method)
Related to 1949 61
Dai Vernon, Wallace Galvin Card through Handkerchief tabled
Related to 1953 18
Edward Marlo The Diagonal Steal as a direct Insertion Steal
Related to 1957 45
Bert Allerton Card Stabbing Trick any named card
Related toVariations 1958 36
Edward Marlo Marlo Miracle Aces classic faro Ace cutting ("estimation aces"), last Ace found at named number
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1964 44
Dai Vernon Cold Deck Cut
Related toVariations 1967 168
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dim The Lights small hand taps out value of first selection, then finds second selection by dragging top half away, see also p. 340
Related to Jan. 1970 316
Rick Johnsson The "Too Perfect" Theory
Related toAlso published here Fall-Spring 1971
Hierophant (Issue 5-6)
247
John Cornelius My Ladies Ring borrowed rings appear to transpose or be at several places at once
VariationsAlso published here 1977 15
Roy Walton The Smiling Mule two parts, first gag then surprise twist, named card ends up sandwiched between aces in the middle of the deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1979 13
Michael Close Royal Poker Cull procedure to get a royal flush from shuffled deck, no normal game procedure
Inspired by 1981
Arcane (Issue 3)
23
Michael Close Wild Underground Transposition all eight cards change to jokers as climax
Related to 1981
Arcane (Issue 3)
25
Harry Riser The Last Hand procedure to get a royal flush from shuffled deck, no normal game procedure
Related to 1981
Arcane (Issue 6)
69
Karl Fulves Gaffless Brainwave sorted red/black stack
Related to 1981 44
Michael Close, Stewart James Derby Downs "Waltz Time Stewart James - Three Variations by Michael Close", two selections found by 10D, using automatic placement variation, faro shuffle, based on "Place and Show" from New Tops
1984
Epoptica (Issue Yearbook)
283
Michael Close, Stewart James Prose Duplex based on "Inverse Duplex" from New Tops, strange prediction effect involving numbers, automatic placement for two selections
1984
Epoptica (Issue Yearbook)
285
Michael Close, Stewart James Coda Chrome based on "Chronothot" from New Tops, prediction from odd-backed deck is put on table and matched named card, gaffed decks and double backer
1984
Epoptica (Issue Yearbook)
286
Larry Jennings One-Hand Bottom Palm
Related toVariations 1986 234
Gaëtan Bloom The Bloom vs. Kulagina Match all matches jump out of box, invisible thread
Variations 1986 46
Robert D. Michaels, David Ben, Michael Close, Bob Farmer, Michael Weber Invisible Triumph rough smooth, for credit information see reference
Related to May 1986
Apocalypse (Vol. 9 No. 5)
1207
Gaëtan Bloom Impossible Is Not French card balances on edge, torn card balances on torn edge
Variations 1986 8
Michael Close Introduction
  • What is a "Worker"
  • Who is this Michael Close, anyway?
  • A Philosophy of Magic
  • About Audience Management
  • How to Read this Manuscript
1990 1
Michael Close The Unbelievable Useful Comedy Prop plastic hand as running gag and sight gag
1990 5
Michael Close The Origami Bunny
  • Folding the Bunny
  • The Opening Bit
  • For Children (mini hat production)
  • For Adults #1 (coin production)
  • For Adults #2 (ear torn and restored)
  • Glossary of Origami Terms
1990 6
Michael Close Dr. Strangetrick "Or how I stopped worrying and learned to love card warp", detailed routine with card in bill
1990 14
Michael Close The Pothole Trick hole travels from business card to business card
Variations 1990 27
Simon Aronson Simon-Eyes two cards thought of with counting procedure, both cards divined with "No No's Fishing"
  • Reality
  • The Problem
  • No No's Fishing
  • The Simon-Eyes Arrangement
  • The Selection Procedure
  • Fishing in the Simon-Eyes Pack
  • Fishing for the Values
  • Fishing for the Suits
  • The Faro Restacking Simon-Eyes Pack
Related toVariations 1990 123
Michael Close Off-Color Reset odd-backed, credit information
1990 165
Alex Elmsley On Misdirection
Related to 1991 15
Michael Close Introduction
  • Some Soul Searching
  • A Sense of Conviction
  • Paying the Price
  • In the Auditorium of the Mind
  • How to Learn from this Manuscript
1991 1
Michael Close Rubik's Dollar Bill bill in folded playing card is penetrated with toothpick
Variations 1991 4
Michael Close The Theory of Penetration Effects
1991 5
Michael Close The El Cheepo Magic Club signed business card to matchbox (folded)
1991 14
Michael Close The Ring, Shoelace, and Straw Routine ring travels from hand to hand, penetrates string, string penetrates straw
Related to 1991 20
Michael Close Dancers at the End of Time Aces vanish from top of deck, trap kings, transposition with quartets, all change into jokers
Inspired by 1991 29
Michael Close, Paul LePaul The Tuning Fork
Inspired by 1991 30
Michael Close Twenty-Six Cents Worth of Change transformation of pocket change
1991 35
Michael Close The Four Cent Bonus multiple coin transformation, using glued together coins
1991 37
Michael Close The MC Spread Double Lift hides back of bottom card throughout
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1991 40
Michael Close First Application of MC Spread Double Lift, as fake side steal to impress magicians
Variations 1991 43
Michael Close Second Application MC Spread Double Lift from face-up deck
1991 43
Michael Close As a Force and a Control MC Spread Double Lift application
1991 44
Michael Close The Frog Prince card folded in origami frog transposes with selection
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1991 45
Michael Close The Double Bar
1991 52
Michael Weber, Michael Close, Eric A. Maurin Coffee Machine time machine presentation while drinking coffee, sugar packet is restored, coffee free of sugar and spoon vanishes from mug and is resting dry on the table again
Related to 1991 15
Michael Close A Philosophy of Magic
May/June 1991
The Magic Menu (Vol. 1 No. 5)
37
Michael Close About Audience Management
May/June 1991
The Magic Menu (Vol. 1 No. 5)
38
Jim Sisti About Michael Close
May/June 1991
The Magic Menu (Vol. 1 No. 5)
38
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Workers Number One by Michael Close July/Aug. 1991
The Magic Menu (Vol. 1 No. 6)
55
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Workers Number Two by Michael Close Nov./Dec. 1991
The Magic Menu (Vol. 2 No. 8)
79
Michael Close Red-Blue Mamma Fooler sticky tape
Also published here Dec. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 4)
36
Chris Kenner (reviewer) Workers #1 by Michael Close 1991
Magic Man Examiner (Vol. 1 No. 1)
15
Michael Close Finesse intro for following items
1991
Magic Man Examiner (Vol. 1 No. 3)
2
Michael Close Steranko Outdone handling for the last double card
Related to 1991
Magic Man Examiner (Vol. 1 No. 3)
2
Michael Close Card on Forehead repeated
Related to 1991
Magic Man Examiner (Vol. 1 No. 3)
2
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on Michael Close
Mar./Apr. 1992
The Magic Menu (Vol. 2 No. 10)
101
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Workers - The Video by Michael Close July/Aug. 1992
The Magic Menu (Vol. 2 No. 12)
127
Michael Close Introduction
  • SOB 2000 and Carlo's Three Laws
  • About The Stand-Up Routines
  • About This Book
Also published here 1993 1
Michael Close The Big Surprise signed fake contract travels folded to container
VariationsAlso published here 1993 5
Michael Close Folding the Contract secret folding method while "contract" is placed into pocket, could be used for jumbo cards
1993 9
Michael Close Presentation
  • The First Barrier
  • The Big Lie
  • Dr. Nagler's Study
  • We're Back Home
1993 15
Michael Close, Larry West A Visit from Rocco using giant bills
Variations 1993 20
Michael Close, John Cornelius You Axed For It ring to box, appears to be at several places at once
Inspired byVariations 1993 26
Michael Close Patter
  • The Purpose of Patter
  • Delivering Patter
  • Thinking on Your Feet
  • Humor
1993 34
Michael Close Patter for Pavel's "Fantastic Knot" presentation
1993 37
Michael Close Technique
  • We Go to Music School
  • Magic Books
  • No That I've Got It, What Do I Do?
1993 41
Michael Close On Palming general discussion of classic palm with headings
  • The Grip
  • The Swing Points
  • The Pivot Point
1993 45
S. W. Erdnase, Michael Close The Erdnase Bottom Palm
1993 48
Michael Close After the Palm what to do after bottom palm
1993 50
Paul LePaul, Michael Close, Edward Marlo The Left Hand Diagonal Palm
Inspired by 1993 50
Tenkai Ishida, Michael Close The Left Hand Peek Steal
1993 52
Michael Close, Dai Vernon Transfers, Top Palms, and Shifting the Grip
1993 54
Michael Close How to Avoid "Framing"
1993 56
Michael Close Loose Ends replacing palmed cards
1993 57
Michael Close Take a Letter signed alphabet card is found in paper bag by shooting a pin in it
1993 58
Michael Close The Incredible Peeked Prediction free selection predicted in wallet (palming method)
1993 64
Michael Close Naturalness and Motivation
  • Doin' What Comes Naturally
  • Uniformity
  • Motivating Sleight of Hand
1993 69
Michael Close The Ooh-Ah Bird origami bird lays egg with prediction in it
1993 73
Michael Close Criss Cross Force Handling
1993 75
Michael Close, Dai Vernon, Wallace Galvin Origami Bill Production origami bill produced from handkerchief
Inspired by 1993 79
Michael Close The Too Perfect Theory
  • What is Magic?
  • Method vs "Sell"
  • Some Examples
  • One More Example
  • A Corollary
Related toAlso published here 1993 84
Michael Close Chicken Teryaki coin through hand, c/s transpo
1993 89
Michael Close Analysis and Conviction
  • Convincing the Audience
  • A General Approach
  • Analysis
1993 95
Michael Close The Incredible Growing Toothpick
1993 98
Michael Close Ethics
Also published here 1993 101
Michael Close We're all B*z*s on this Bus clown faces appear on blank cards
Variations 1993 104
Philip T. Goldstein, Michael Close Haback Count Variation flushtration hamman count combo
1993 106
Michael Close Down for the Count vampire teeth appear in mouth
1993 112
Michael Close Audience Management
  • Elmsley's Approach
  • Authority
  • We Meet the Enemy
  • Patter
  • Maintaining Control
Related to 1993 116
Michael Close The Card, The Forehead, And The Salt Shaker card on forehead, under salt shaker, deck under salt shaker, 51 cards to pocket combo
Related to 1993 119
Michael Close The Double Bar
1993 138
Scott Robinson Riding the Wave mentally selected card is found reversed in the deck, three different handlings
Related toAlso published here 1993 842
Steve Beam Leftovers on Billy McDonald, Mike Gallo, Evan Katz, Michael Close, Gary Plants, Joan Moran, Marty Martin
1993 880
Scotty York Froggy Goes A'Courtin card reveals itself underneath handkerchief, glorpy, with card frog that changes into caricature card of performer
Related toAlso published here 1993 18
Jon Racherbaumer Psychic Leap Frog card chosen, a few cards tabled, origami frog from card produced and it locates a card (with Card Hopper parity principle) with funny message, frog unfolded and it is the selection
Inspired by Sep. 1993 15
Michael Close Magic, Music and More
  • SOB 2000 and Carlos' Three Laws
  • Carlos' Three Laws
Also published here Jan./Feb. 1993
The Magic Menu (Vol. 3 No. 15)
157
Michael Close Ethics
Also published here Mar./Apr. 1993
The Magic Menu (Vol. 3 No. 16)
171
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Workers Number Three by Michael Close Mar./Apr. 1993
The Magic Menu (Vol. 3 No. 16)
175
Michael Close On Creativity
July/Aug. 1993
The Magic Menu (Vol. 3 No. 18)
193
Michael Close On Personality
July/Aug. 1993
The Magic Menu (Vol. 3 No. 18)
194
Michael Close Re: Me autobiography
July/Aug. 1993
The Magic Menu (Vol. 3 No. 18)
195
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Art of Restaurant Magic by Various
Michael Close, Dan Fleshman, Bill Malone & Jim Sisti
July/Aug. 1993
The Magic Menu (Vol. 3 No. 18)
199
Michael Close, Gaëtan Bloom Bloom in Your Hand thread set up to balance card on hand and making matches fly from matchbox
Inspired by July/Aug. 1993
The Magic Menu (Vol. 3 No. 18)
200
Michael Close Ordinary Copper/Silver using Sweet 'n Low packet
July/Aug. 1993
The Magic Menu (Vol. 3 No. 18)
201
Michael Close Look Ma, No Sleeves, No Topit clean vanish of salt shaker or similar object, necktie vanisher
Also published here July/Aug. 1993
The Magic Menu (Vol. 3 No. 18)
202
Michael Weber (reviewer) Workers - The Video by Michael Close Apr. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 8)
65
Michael Weber (reviewer) Workers Three by Michael Close Apr. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 8)
65
Michael Close Introduction
  • About the Material
1994 1
Michael Close, Stewart James Coda Chrome rough smooth
1994 3
Michael Close Erma La Fource "Oscar", name on back of card predicted
1994 11
Michael Close The Imagination Tester origami effect with "bar and bolt" figure
Related to 1994 18
Michael Close, Karrell Fox Ruthless Peephole combining cigarette through quarter routine by Karrell Fox and Dan Harlan's Card-toon
1994 28
Michael Close Bloom On Your Hand matchbook cover stands on edge (I.T.R.), match animation
1994 32
Michael Close Cu/Ag/C12H22O11 Thieves and Sheep with sugar packets, double sided packet
1994 38
Michael Close No Sleeves, No Topit clean vanish of salt shaker or similar object, necktie vanisher
Also published here 1994 42
Michael Close Flying Home multiple phase cards to pocket, based on Carlyle, Williamson and card to fly
Inspired by 1994 44
Juan Tamariz, Michael Close The Tamariz Turnover Handling
Related to 1994 46
Edward Marlo, Michael Close Misdirection Palm Handling
1994 48
Michael Close Butte Ox? Two Butte Ox! cards across, Mullica style
1994 55
Dai Vernon, Michael Close Cover for Vernon Palm Transfer
1994 57
Michael Close The First Add-on
1994 58
Michael Close The Double Bar
1994 65
Michael Close The Origami Bunny
  • Folding the Bunny, See Workers 1 for more ideas
Related to 1994 1
Michael Close The Big Surprise signed fake contract travels folded to container
Also published here 1994 4
Michael Close The Straw and Shoelace string penetrates straw
Related to 1994 8
Michael Close No Sleeves, No Topit clean vanish of salt shaker or similar object, necktie vanisher
Also published here 1994 10
Michael Close The Frog Prince card folded in origami frog transposes with selection
Also published here 1994 12
Michael Close The MC Spread Double Lift
1994 15
Michael Close Red/Blue Mama Fooler sticky tape
Also published here 1994 20
Jim Krenz Invisible Triumph spectator shuffles, all cards roughed on back
Related to 1994 18
Steve Dusheck Very Close pin stuck through dollar bill which is then shown unharmed
Inspired by 1994 139
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Workers 4 by Michael Close Sep./Oct. 1994
The Magic Menu (Vol. 5 No. 25)
283
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Power of Palming by Michael Close Nov./Dec. 1994
The Magic Menu (Vol. 5 No. 26)
295
Chuck Fayne (reviewer) Workers 4 by Michael Close May 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 9)
72
Michael Close MC Spread Double Lift
1995 28
Michael Close, Simon Aronson MC Spread Double Lift Variant
1995 115
Steve Bedwell Shake, Shuffle, And Twist invisible deck / Triumph combo
Related toAlso published here 1995 5
Chuck Fayne (reviewer) The Power of Palming by Michael Close Jan. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 5)
69
Michael Close, Mac King The Mike And Mac Show
  • Product Reviews
May 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 9)
63
Michael Close (reviewer) Roberto Giobbi's Card College, Volume One by Roberto Giobbi
reviewed together with Mac King
May 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 9)
63
Mac King (reviewer) Magic and Meaning by Eugene Burger, Robert E. Neale
reviewed together with Michael Close
May 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 9)
65
Michael Close (reviewer) Great Tricks Revisited by Robert Parrish
reviewed together with Mac King
May 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 9)
66
Mac King (reviewer) Much Ado About Something by Karrell Fox
reviewed together with Michael Close
Related to May 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 9)
67
Michael Close, Mac King Double Dealings
  • Product Reviews
June 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 10)
71
Michael Close (reviewer) David Roth's Expert Coin Magic Made Easy, Volumes 1-3 by David Roth
reviewed together with Mac King
June 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 10)
71
Michael Close (reviewer) Easy to Master Money Miracles, Volumes 1-3 by Hannah Ammar
reviewed together with Mac King
June 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 10)
71
Mac King (reviewer) The Magic of the Hands Trilogy by Edward Victor
reviewed together with Michael Close
June 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 10)
73
Mac King (reviewer) The Magic of Edward Victor's Hands by Rae Hammond
reviewed together with Michael Close
June 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 10)
73
Michael Close (reviewer) Bound to Please: The Collected Early Works of Simon Aronson by Simon Aronson
reviewed together with Mac King
June 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 10)
74
Michael Close (reviewer) Illusionworks: Music for Modern Magical Performances by Steve Wiliford, Rand Woodbury
reviewed together with Mac King
June 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 10)
75
Michael Close, Mac King The Jokes On Who?
  • Product Reviews
joke books
July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
75
Mac King (reviewer) Sleight of Mouth by Harry Allen
reviewed together with Michael Close
July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
75
Mac King (reviewer) Practical Parlor Prestidigitation - A Lecture Demonstration by Marko
reviewed together with Michael Close
July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
76
Mac King (reviewer) The Great Eyeless Vision Act by Marko
reviewed together with Michael Close
July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
76
Michael Close (reviewer) Steve Forte's Gambling Protection Series Volumes 1-4 by Steve Forte
reviewed together with Mac King
July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
77
Mac King (reviewer) Self Working Close-Up Card Magic by Karl Fulves
reviewed together with Michael Close
July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
78
Mac King (reviewer) The Silver Fox Strikes Again! The Scotty York Video Volume 3 by Scotty York
reviewed together with Michael Close
July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
79
Michael Close (reviewer) Wonderful Routines of Magic, The Second Addendum by Ellison Poland July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
80
Michael Close (reviewer) React by Aldo Colombini July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
80
Michael Close (reviewer) An Encyclopedia of Lies, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural by Amazing James Randi July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
80
Michael Close (reviewer) Double Take by Gregory Wilson July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
81
Michael Close (reviewer) The Video Encyclopedia of Silk Magic Volume 1 by Mark Trimble July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
81
Michael Close (reviewer) The Magic Mystery School Video by Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger, Robert E. Neale July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
81
Michael Close (reviewer) Pride and Joy gag, Lee Jacobs July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
81
Michael Close (reviewer) "Have I shown you a picture of my kids?" gag, Lee Jacobs July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
81
Michael Close (reviewer) What If? by Chuck Smith July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
81
Michael Close, Mac King How We Spent Our Summer Vacation...
  • Product Reviews
Aug. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 12)
73
Michael Close (reviewer) In A Gilded Cage Collector's Workshop Aug. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 12)
73
Michael Close (reviewer) Magical Heroes - The Lives and Legends of Great African American Magicians by Jim Magus Aug. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 12)
73
Michael Close (reviewer) The Rat Trap & Other Snappy Effects You Can Do With Your Little Deck by Chuck Fayne Aug. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 12)
73
Michael Close (reviewer) Fusion Loops by Ken Martin Aug. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 12)
73
Michael Close (reviewer) Star Gazer by Anthony Linden Aug. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 12)
74
Michael Close (reviewer) Ultra Collectors by Don England Aug. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 12)
74
Michael Close (reviewer) Sherlock Holmes and the Egyptian Hall Adventure by Val Andrews Aug. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 12)
74
Michael Close (reviewer) Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright by Val Andrews Aug. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 12)
74
Michael Close (reviewer) Steve Bedwell... Taped! The Steve Bedwell Video, Volume One by Steve BedwellRelated to Aug. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 12)
75
Michael Close, Mac King My Cup Runneth Over
  • Product Reviews
Sep. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
73
Michael Close (reviewer) Duffie's Card Compulsions by Peter Duffie
reviewed together with Mac King
Sep. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
74
Michael Close (reviewer) New Card Control Systems by Joseph K. Schmidt Sep. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
74
Michael Close (reviewer) M.I.N.T. Volume 2 by Edward Marlo Sep. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
75
Michael Close (reviewer) Encounters of the Close-Up Kind by Dan Fleshman Sep. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
75
Mac King (reviewer) Daryl's Expert Rope Magic Made Easy by Daryl Martinez
reviewed together with Michael Close
Sep. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
78
Michael Close (reviewer) Quintuplicate Coincidence: Revolutionary Routines with Aces by Scotty York Sep. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
79
Michael Close (reviewer) Dr. Faustus by Tom Stone Sep. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
80
Michael Close (reviewer) Abacus by Al Smith Sep. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
80
Michael Close (reviewer) MO by Jon Racherbaumer Sep. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
80
Michael Close (reviewer) Facsimile Sep. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
80
Paul Rylander Different View
  • Letters
Related to Oct. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
14
Michael Close The Dog Days Of Summer
  • Product Reviews
Oct. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
85
Michael Close (reviewer) What's Up Deck? by Aldo Colombini
reviewed together with Mac King
Oct. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
85
Michael Close (reviewer) The Ultimate Bill Switch by Kevin King Oct. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
86
Michael Close (reviewer) Anti-Drug Routines for Magicians by Roger Linden Oct. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
86
Mac King (reviewer) Illusionworks 3, An Illusionist's Notebook by Rand Woodbury
reviewed together with Michael Close
Oct. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
87
Michael Close, Mac King Not For Sale To Minors
  • Product Reviews
Nov. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 3)
81
Michael Close (reviewer) Dai Vernon's Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic by Dai Vernon (written by Lewis Ganson)
reviewed together with Mac King
Nov. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 3)
81
Michael Close (reviewer) The Magic Menu: The First Five Years by Jim Sisti
reviewed together with Mac King
Nov. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 3)
84
Mac King (reviewer) The Lost Cheesy Notebooks Volume One and Two by Chad Long
reviewed together with Michael Close
Nov. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 3)
86
Michael Close, Mac King Stocking Stuffers
  • Product Reviews
Dec. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
87
Michael Close (reviewer) Cardshark by Darwin Ortiz
reviewed together with Mac King
Dec. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
87
Mac King (reviewer) The Art of Astonishment by Paul Harris
reviewed together with Michael Close
Related to Dec. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
89
Michael Close (reviewer) Scary Hotels by Tom Frame
reviewed together with Mac King
Dec. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
90
Michael Close (reviewer) Cabaret Connivery by Dan Garrett Dec. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
92
Mac King (reviewer) Miller's Dice by Paul Green
reviewed together with Michael Close
Dec. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
93
Michael Close (reviewer) Standing Ovation: The Larry Becker Videos Volume One by Larry Becker Dec. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
93
Michael Close (reviewer) Mental Masterpieces: The Larry Becker Videos Volume Two by Larry Becker Dec. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
93
Michael Close (reviewer) Mugged by Rich Marotta Dec. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
93
Michael Close (reviewer) The Buford Table by Jerry Winn Dec. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
94
Stephen Hobbs (reviewer) Workers Number 5 by Michael Close (written by Michael Close) Summer 1996 130
Michael Close Introduction
1996 1
Michael Close Assumptions
1996 3
Michael Close The Lie Detector Lie Speller Plot, with prediction
1996 7
Michael Close, Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Under-the-Spread Force Handling
1996 9
Michael Close, Shigeo Takagi You Hue spectator's name is duplicated, using name index, variation on Takagi's "The Wild Blanks"
1996 16
Michael Close A Trick for O'Brien prediction with one-way deck kicker ("You will not pick the Joker"), back of selection changes
1996 21
Michael Close Fortune Sugar prediction of number, color, object (forces and multiple outs)
1996 25
Michael Close Venue
Also published here 1996 28
Michael Close, Dai Vernon, Larry Jennings Reverse Logic four phase routine: named four-of a kind turns over
Inspired byVariations 1996 30
Michael Close Too Ahead multiple phase routine with six coins, then five, then four
1996 41
Michael Close The Discrepant Count sound illusion, x as x-1
1996 47
Michael Close Personality
1996 55
Michael Close On Sleights
  • It Starts with a Letter
  • The Big Question
1996 59
Michael Close The Bottom Deal
1996 61
Michael Close, Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Culling
1996 62
Michael Close The Faro Shuffle
Also published here 1996 65
Michael Close The Last Card Push handling the last block in an undercount
Related toAlso published here 1996 67
Michael Close The MC Spread Double Lift additional ideas, no description
Related toAlso published here 1996 68
Michael Close Out of U and ME clean turnover of one card, full deck of double backers
Also published here 1996 68
Michael Close Renaldo the Great routine for the vase and string trick, Chinese Prayer Vase
1996 70
Michael Close, Jerry K. Hartman Pink Floyd four blue-backed jokers turn red, then blue again
1996 78
Michael Close The Tamariz Rabbits presentation for Juan Tamariz' card set
1996 85
Michael Close Red Blue Mama Fooler sticky tape
Related toAlso published here 1996 88
Michael Close Memorized Mama Fooler method with memorized deck and sticky card
1996 91
Michael Close Rocco Returns routine for Ton Onosaka's "Lucky Lady" prop
1996 93
Michael Close, Gaëtan Bloom Ring Fright ring transposes with car key
1996 98
Michael Close Flourishes essay
1996 101
Michael Close The Unreality Machine matchbook transforms into folded piece of paper
Variations 1996 103
Michael Close Stupid Travelers comedy presentation, ambidextrous travelers in which spectator has jacket on and removes cards as finale
Variations 1996 110
Derek Dingle, Michael Close Bluff Shift Handling to top
1996 111
Larry Jennings, Michael Close L.J. Angle Steal Handling
1996 114
Michael Close Center Steal Jennings' technique from center
Inspired by 1996 116
Michael Close Too Jay about Jay Marshall
1996 120
Michael Close On the Memorized Deck
  • Which Stack?
  • Learning the Stack
  • The Open Index
  • Estimation
  • False Shuffles
  • Deck Switches
1996 122
Michael Close The Wishing Trick named card comes to top, any card at any number, memorized deck
Related to 1996 126
Michael Close Two For Simon - Tut Tut four aces come together in deck reversed and trap selection, for memorized deck, Aronson Stack only
Variations 1996 131
Michael Close Flushed With Success Royal Flush is found in deck via stack and faros, for memorized deck, Aronson Stack only
Related to 1996 132
Michael Close Myopia two cards, estimation, memorized deck
Inspired byRelated to 1996 134
Michael Close First Finger Estimation finger of left hand estimates thickness of packet it holds
1996 135
Michael Close, Allan Ackerman The Invisible Deck ungaffed, memorized deck
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1996 138
Michael Close The Half Pass cover for stand-up use
1996 141
Michael Close, Roy Walton The Smiling Mule any named card appears in sandwich, memorized deck
Inspired byRelated to 1996 143
Michael Close Monkey in the Middle routine for Goldman's effect, named card appears in sandwich, memorized deck
Variations 1996 145
Michael Close Center Glimpse
1996 146
Michael Close The Haunted Deck named card, memorized deck, small hand
Related to 1996 148
Michael Close, Steve Draun Midnight Shift Variation
1996 150
Michael Close Full Deck Passover named card from red deck to blue deck, memorized deck
1996 152
Michael Close The Card Stab stabbing to any named card, memorized deck
Inspired by 1996 154
Michael Close The Birthday Book memorized deck
1996 156
Michael Close Jazzin - The Trick that Can be Explained finding a named card via improvisation
Related to 1996 160
Michael Close Magic and Meaning
1996 164
Michael Close Goodbye
1996 166
Joel Givens Cup O' Joel performer mimes putting cream in coffee, cream really appears in coffee and and creamer is still sealed
Related toAlso published here June 1996
The Minotaur (Vol. 8 No. 2)
6
Lou Gallo Rubik's Revenge bill in folded playing card is penetrated with toothpick
Inspired by 1996 116
Michael Close Venue
Also published here Nov./Dec. 1996
The Magic Menu (Vol. 7 No. 38)
433
Michael Close The MC Spread Double Lift additional ideas, no description
Also published here Nov./Dec. 1996
The Magic Menu (Vol. 7 No. 38)
440
Michael Close Out of U and Me clean turnover of one card, full deck of double backers
Also published here Nov./Dec. 1996
The Magic Menu (Vol. 7 No. 38)
440
Michael Close The Faro Shuffle
Also published here Nov./Dec. 1996
The Magic Menu (Vol. 7 No. 38)
441
Michael Close, Mac King Winter Wonderland
  • Product Reviews
Jan. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 5)
85
Michael Close (reviewer) Simply Simon by Simon Aronson
reviewed together with Mac King
Jan. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 5)
86
Michael Close (reviewer) The Discoverie of Witchcraft by Reginald Scot Jan. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 5)
86
Michael Close (reviewer) After Craft by Jerry K. Hartman Jan. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 5)
87
Michael Close (reviewer) Eugene Burger's Gourmet Close-up Magic by Eugene Burger Jan. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 5)
87
Michael Close (reviewer) Magic with Rubber Bands, Volumes 1-3 by Dan Harlan Jan. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 5)
88
Michael Close (reviewer) Magic, Mastery, and You: The Michael Ammar Lecture '95 by Michael Ammar Jan. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 5)
89
Michael Close (reviewer) The A-1 All Stars Video Series, Volume 2 by Various Jan. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 5)
89
Michael Close (reviewer) Pocket Power by Jarle Leirpoll
reviewed together with Mac King
Jan. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 5)
90
Michael Close, Mac King Acclimation
  • Product Review
Feb. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 6)
75
Michael Close (reviewer) Free Fall by Steve Brooks
reviewed together with Mac King
Feb. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 6)
75
Michael Close (reviewer) Strangers' Gallery by John Bannon
reviewed together with Mac King
Related to Feb. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 6)
75
Mac King (reviewer) Infinity and Beyond by Martin A. Nash
reviewed together with Michael Close
Related to Feb. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 6)
77
Michael Close (reviewer) Renaissance Rope by Dick Barry
reviewed together with Mac King
Feb. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 6)
77
Michael Close (reviewer) The Reformation by Guy Hollingworth Feb. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 6)
78
Michael Close (reviewer) The Magic Box by Daniel Stashower Feb. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 6)
79
Michael Close, Mac King Martin Gardner To Rubber Chickens...
  • Product Reviews
Mar. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 7)
77
Michael Close (reviewer) Flicker by Michael Powers
reviewed together with Mac King
Related to Mar. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 7)
77
Michael Close (reviewer) Time Ahead by Marcelo Contento Mar. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 7)
78
Michael Close (reviewer) Trade Show Torn and Restored Newspaper by Joel Bauer Mar. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 7)
79
Michael Close (reviewer) Casino Royale by Larry Becker Mar. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 7)
80
Michael Close (reviewer) Cheating at Blackjack Squared by Dustin D. Marks Mar. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 7)
81
Michael Close (reviewer) John Carney's Torn and Restored by John Carney Mar. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 7)
81
Michael Close, Mac King Magazine Miscellanea on current magazines
Mar. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 7)
81
Kevin Bird, Steve Pepoon, Craig Stone Product Review
  • Letters
Related to Apr. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 8)
16
Michael Close, Mac King Hello, I Must Be Going
  • Product Reviews
last column together with Mac King
  • Farewell
Apr. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 8)
89
Mac King (reviewer) Roberto Giobbi's Card College, Volume Two by Roberto Giobbi
reviewed together with Michael Close
Apr. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 8)
89
Mac King (reviewer) The Looking Glass by Richard Kaufman, Jon Racherbaumer, Stephen Hobbs
reviewed together with Michael Close
Apr. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 8)
90
Michael Close (reviewer) Wonder Words, Volume One by Kenton Knepper
reviewed together with Mac King
Apr. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 8)
91
Michael Close (reviewer) Astro Diary by Barry Govan, Graham Etherington Apr. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 8)
92
Michael Close (reviewer) The Houdini Bolt Viking Apr. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 8)
93
Michael Close (reviewer) The Magic of it All! by Rand Woodbury, Steve Wiliford Apr. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 8)
93
Michael Close (reviewer) The Ultimate Thread Reel Video Volume Three Sorcery Shop Apr. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 8)
94
Michael Close (reviewer) The Zeus Pad by Jerry Camaro Apr. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 8)
94
Michael Close (reviewer) Limited Edition by Gordon Bean Apr. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 8)
94
Michael Close (reviewer) Notes from the Summit by Gary Kurtz Apr. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 8)
94
Michael Close (reviewer) U. P. by Gary Kurtz Apr. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 8)
94
Michael Close (reviewer) Shrinker by Gary Kurtz Apr. 1996