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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 6:45 pm 
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BOOKS, VIDEOS, AND DVDS FOR MAGICIANS


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BOOKS
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BEGINNER MAGIC BOOKS:
**Amateur Magicians Handbook - Henry Hay - Recommended (General Magic)
***The Complete Course in Magic - Mark Wilson - Highly Recommended (General Magic)
**Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers - Henny Nelms - Recommended (Performance)
New Modern Coin Magic - J.B.Bobo (Coin Magic) NOTE: BUY THE HARDBACK EDITION BECAUSE IT CONTAINS SEVERAL EXTRA CHAPTERS
Practical Mental Magic - Ted Annemann (Mentalism)
The Royal Road To Card Magic - Hugard & Braue (Card Magic)
The Tarbell Course in Magic Volumes 1-8 (The Encyclopedia of Magic)
NOTES: AT THE BARE MINIMUM YOU NEED TO BUY THESE MAGIC BOOKS. THESE BOOKS ARE YOUR ESSENTIAL BASIC MAGIC BOOKS. THESE BOOKS ARE YOUR FOUNDATION IN MAGIC AND YOUR CORE MAGIC BOOKS. THESE BOOKS ARE YOUR FIRST CHOICE OF BOOKS. BUY THESE BOOKS FIRST AND BUY ALL OF THESE BOOKS.
** = Good magic books.
*** = Essential magic books. You MUST buy these magic books.


CLASSIC MAGIC BOOKS:
13 Steps to Mentalism - Tony Corinda (Mentalism)
The Art of Magic - T. Nelson Downs - Originally written in 1909 - Reprinted (General Magic)
**The Dai Vernon Book of Magic – Lewis Ganson - Recommended (General Magic)
Encycplopedia of Card Magic - Jean Hugard (Card Magic)
Expert Card Technique – Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue (Card Magic)
Expert Coin Magic - David Roth (Coin Magic)
Kaufman's Coinmagic - Richard Kaufman (Coin Magic)
**The Magic Book - Harry Lorayne - Recommended (General Magic)
***The Magic Of Michael Ammar - Mike Maxwell - Highly Recommended (General Magic)
**The Stars of Magic - Various Authors - Recommended (General Magic)
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The Fitzkee Trilogy
1. Magic by Misdirection - Dariel Fitzkee
2. The Trick Brain - Dariel Fitzkee
3. Showmanship for Magicians - Dariel Fitzkee
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NOTES: THESE BOOKS ARE CONSIDERED TO THE MAJOR CLASSIC BOOKS OF MAGIC. THESE BOOKS SHOULD BE PURCHASED AFTER BUYING THE BEGINNER MAGIC BOOKS LISTED ABOVE. THESE BOOKS ARE YOUR SECOND CHOICE OF BOOKS. BUY MOST OF THESE BOOKS.
** = Good magic books.
*** = Essential magic books. You MUST buy these magic books.


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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED MAGIC BOOKS!!!
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*100% Sankey - Richard Kaufman
**101 Easy-to-Do Magic Tricks - Bill Tarr - Good fundamentals taught (General Magic)
***Absolute Magic - Derren Brown - Highly Recommended - Contains No Tricks But Has Many Good Ideas and Essays About Magic. Consider Buying This Book If You Want To Learn More About Magic.
NOTE: I KEEP HEARING A LOT OF GOOD THINGS ABOUT DERREN BROWN. IF YOU ARE INTO MENTALISM AND EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT, YOU MIGHT WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT HIS WRITINGS.
After The Desert – Martin Gardner
***Annotated Erdnase Book - Darwin Ortiz - Highly Recommended (Card Magic)
*Annotated Magic Of Slydini - Lewis Ganson and Tony Slydini
***Apocalypse #1, Volumes 1-5 - Harry Lorayne - Highly Recommended
***Apocalypse #2, Volumes 6-10 - Harry Lorayne - Highly Recommended
***Apocalypse #3, Volumes 11-15 - Harry Lorayne - Highly Recommended
***Apocalypse #4 - Harry Lorayne - Highly Recommended
*The Art Of Astonishment Volume 1 - Paul Harris
The Art Of Astonishment Volume 2 - Paul Harris
The Art Of Astonishment Volume 3 - Paul Harris
*The Art of Close Up Magic 1 - Lewis Ganson
*The Art of Close Up Magic 2 - Lewis Ganson
The Book of Wonder Volume 1 - Tommy Wonder
The Book of Wonder Volume 2 - Tommy Wonder
*Card College Volume 1 - Robert Giobbi (Card Magic)
*Card College Volume 2 - Robert Giobbi (Card Magic)
*Card College Volume 3 - Robert Giobbi (Card Magic)
*Card College Volume 4 - Robert Giobbi (Card Magic)
*Card College Volume 5 - Robert Giobbi (Card Magic)
*Card to Wallet - Jerry: Mentzer - Highly Recommended
*Card Magic of LePaul – Paul LePaul
*Card Magic by Manipulation – Lewis Ganson
***Carneycopia - John Carney - Stephen Minch - Highly Recommended
*Collected Works of Alex Elmsley Volume 1 - Stephen Minch
*Collected Works of Alex Elmsley Volume 2 - Stephen Minch
*The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings - Mike Maxwell
*Close Up & Personal - David Regal
*Close-Up Seductions - Paul Harris
*The Complete Works of Derek Dingle - Derek Dingle
*Constant Fooling #1 - David Regal
***Constant Fooling #2 - David Regal - Highly Recommended
*Counts, Cuts, Moves & Subtlety - Jerry: Mentzer - Recommended
Dai Vernon's Further Inner Lost Chronicles 3 – Stephen Minch
***Dai Vernon's Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic - Lewis Ganson - Highly Recommended
Dai Vernon's Inner Card Trilogy – Lewis Ganson
Dai Vernon's Inner Lost Chronicles 1 – Stephen Minch
***Dai Vernon's Inner Secrets of Card Magic - Lewis Ganson - Highly Recommended
Dai Vernon’s Malini and His Magic – Dai Vernon
Dai Vernon's More Inner Lost Chronicles 2 – Stephen Minch
Dai Vernon's More Inner Secrets of Card Magic - Lewis Ganson
***Dai Vernon's Revelations - Dai Vernon & Lewis Ganson - Highly Recommended
Dai Vernon's Select Secrets – Lewis Ganson
Dai Vernon's Symphony of the Rings - Lewis Ganson
Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig – Dai Vernon
***Dai Vernon's Ultimate Card Secrets - Lewis Ganson - Highly Recommended
Dai Vernon’s Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic – Lewis Ganson
*Dingle's Deceptions - Derek Dingle
*Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic - Martin Gardner
*The Experience of Magic - Eugene Burger
***The Expert at the Card Table: The Classic Treatise on Card Manipulation - Erdnase, S. W. - Highly Recommended (Card Magic)
***Greater Magic - John Northern Hilliard - Highly Recommended
NOTE: THE "BIBLE" OF MAGIC. IF YOU EVER SEE THIS BOOK ANYWHERE FOR SALE BUY IT!!! ONE OF THE GREATEST MAGIC BOOKS EVER WRITTEN!!! THIS BOOK IS OUT OF PRINT BUT MAY BE REPRINTED VERY SOON!!!
The Great Scott Trilogy - Scott Guinn
***Growing in the Art of Magic - Eugene Burger - Highly Recommended
*Guy Hollingworth's Drawing Room Deceptions – Guy Hollingworth
***The Himber Wallet Book - Harry Lorayne - Highly Recommended
*Impossibilia: The Close-Up Magic of John Bannon - John Bannon
The Jinx Volumes 1 - 50 - Theodore Annemann
The Jinx Volumes 51 - 100 - Theodore Annemann
The Jinx Volumes 101 - 150 - Theodore Annemann
NOTE: BETTER BUY THESE WHILE YOU CAN!!! - THE HOCUS POCUS MAGIC ONLINE STORE SELLS THESE
Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism – Larry Becker
*Leading With Your Head - Gary Kurtz
*Lifesavers - Michael Weber
*Magic and Meaning - Eugene Burger
*The Magic Menu - Various Authors
The Magic of Slydini - Lewis Ganson
***Mastering the Art of Magic - Eugene Burger - Highly Recommended
Mental Magic – Al Baker
Mind, Myth & Magick - TA Waters (Mentalism)
MINT 1 – Edward Marlo
MINT 2 – Edward Marlo
**Now You See It, Now You Don't - Bill Tarr - Good fundamentals taught (General Magic)
**Now You See It, Now You Don't Notebook - Bill Tarr - Good fundamentals taught (General Magic)
*Ortiz at the Card Table – Darwin Ortiz
*The Performance of Close-Up Magic - Eugene Burger
**Pretty Sneaky - Don Alan - Recommended
*Psychological Subtelties – Steve Banachek (Mentalism)
*Pure Effect - Derren Brown
***Revolutionary Card Technique (RCT)- Edward Marlo - Highly Recommended (Card Magic)
*Richard's Almanac Volume 1 - Richard Kaufman
*Routined Manipulations Volume 1 – Lewis Ganson
*Routined Manipulations Volume 2 – Lewis Ganson
*Routined Manipulations Finale – Lewis Ganson
*Sankey Unleashed (81 effects) - Jon Racherbaumer
Sawa's Library of Magic Volume 1
Sawa's Library of Magic Volume 2
**The Second Now You See It, Now You Don't - Bill Tarr - Good fundamentals taught (General Magic)
*The Secret Ways of Al Baker - Al Baker
*Secrets of Brother John Hamman - John Hamman
Shattering Illusions - Jamy Ian Swiss
*Smoke and Mirrors - John Bannon
*Solutions - Aldo Colombini
*Standing Room Only - Aldo Colombini
*The Stewart James Files - Stewart James
*Strong Magic - Darwin Ortiz
Stunner's Plus - Larry Becker
Theatre of the Mind – Barrie Richardson
*Unexpected Visitor - Doug Brewer
*What's up Deck - Aldo Colombini
*Williamson's Wonders - David Williamson
*Worker's 3 – Michael Close
*World's Beyond - Paul Curry
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The Tamariz Trilogy
1. Sonata - Juan Tamariz
2. *The 5 Points in Magic - Juan Tamariz
3. *The Magic Way - Juan Tamariz
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Everything by Eugene Burger
Everything by Dai Vernon "The Professor"
Everything by Karoll Fox
Everything by Slydini
Everything by Bill Tarr
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NOTES: BETTER BUY THESE WHILE YOU CAN!!! SOME OF THESE MAGIC BOOKS ARE OUT OF PRINT BUT MOST HAVE BEEN REPRINTED BECAUSE OF THE DEMAND!!! THESE ARE THE GREATEST MAGIC BOOKS EVER WRITTEN!!! I'M SERIOUS!!! IF YOU CAN BUY THESE GET THEM!!!
THESE BOOKS ARE YOUR THIRD CHOICE OF BOOKS. SELECT BOOKS FROM THIS GROUP AFTER BUYING BOOKS FROM THE PREVIOUS TWO GROUPS. YOU WILL NOT PURCHASE EVERY BOOK FROM THIS GROUP. YOU WILL SELECT ONLY WHAT YOU NEED. REMEMBER BUY ONLY WHAT INTRESTS YOU.

* = These books are considered to be the major books of magic. There is no way you could purchase ALL of these magic books. You don't want to. Choices in this category are usually chosen by the type of magic (ie. Close-up, Cards, etc.) a magician performs or by the favorite magic authors. (ie. Lewis Ganson, David Regal, etc.)
** = Good magic books.
*** = Essential magic books. You MUST buy these magic books.

The Expert at the Card Table - This book is considered - many magicians and card sharps to be the one essential guidebook to attaining the highest level of card mastery. A favorite of the "Professor" Dai Vernon!!

There are 3 versions of Expert at the Card Table:

1. The Expert at the Card Table: The Classic Treatise on Card Manipulation - Erdnase, S. W. This is the original. There are some minor mistakes throughout the book but it is widely available and cheap. I recommend this version first for the above reasons.

2. Annotated Erdnase Book - Darwin Ortiz. This is the annotated version edited by Darwin Ortiz. Out of print?

3. Revelations - Dai Vernon. This is a annotated version edited by Dai Vernon. It was out of print but has been reprinted. I recommend this version as a second choice or in addition to the original version. You may not be able to find it.

P.S. - I DO NOT WORK FOR HOCUS POCUS MAGIC. JUST TRYING TO BE HELPFUL.
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RECOMMENDED MAGIC BOOKS - These are great additional books but you can live without these books if you have any of the above selections.
The Complete Guide to Restaurant and Walk Around Magic – Kirk Charles
The Restaurant Magician's Handbook by Jim Pace
The Worker’s Guide to Restaurant Magic – Jim Pace
Close-up Illusions – Gary Ouellet
Totally Out of Control - Chris Kenner
Simon Says - Simon Lovell
Natural Selections - David Acer
Working on a Cruise ship as an Entertainer – Wolfgang Riebe
Handkerchief Magic - Hugard
Self-Working Handkerchief Magic – Karl Fulves
Michael Ammar Complete Cups and Balls – Michael Ammar
Introduction to Coin Magic - Shigeo Futagawa (Coin Magic)
Discoverie of Witchcraft - R Scott (Originally written in 1560)
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***Secrets of Alkazar, also known as A Book of Magic for Young Magicians - Allan Kronzek - A children's magic book - Highly Recommended
*The Encyclopedia of Magic - Nicholas Einhorn
*The Secrets of Houdini - Cannell
*Encyclopaedia of Card Tricks – Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue
*Close-up Magic – Jean Hugard
*Card Manipulations – Jean Hugard
*More Card Manipulations – Jean Hugard
*Card Control - Arthur Buckley
*Packet Tricks – Jerry Mentzer
*Cuts, Counts, Moves and Subtlety – Jerry Mentzer
*Sponge Book – Albert Goshman
*Sponge Ball Manipulation – Audely Walsh
*Sleight of Mouth – Harry Allen
*Classic Secrets of Magic - Bruce Elliott
*Scams and Fantasies with Cards - Darwin Ortiz
*7 Deceptions – Luke Jermay
*The Best of Slydini – Karl Fulves
*Magical World of Slydini – Karl Fulves
*Magic with Everyday Objects - Schindler
*Close-Up Card Magic - Harry Lorayne (Card Magic)
*Tricks with your Head - Mac King & Mark Levy
*The Art Of Magic And Sleight Of Hand - Nicholas Einhorn
Learn Magic - Henry Hay - This book is suppose to be good
**Magic for Dummies (Excellent Overall Information)
**Complete Idiots Guide to Magic Tricks (Excellent Overall Information)
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THE SELF-WORKING SERIES - A great series. Highly Recommeded
Self-Working Card Tricks - Karl Fulves
Self-Working Coin Magic - Karl Fulves
Self-Working Mental Magic - Karl Fulves
Self-Working Paper Magic - Karl Fulves
Self-Working Rope Magic - Karl Fulves
Self-Working Table Magic - Karl Fulves
NOTES: THESE BOOKS ARE WORTH BUYING. I WOULD PURCHASE THE ABOVE BOOKS BEFORE BUYING ANY OF THESE. ONLY BUY FROM THIS CATEGORY WHAT YOU INTRESTS YOU AND WHAT YOU WILL REALLY USE. THESE BOOKS ARE CHEAPER THAN MANY OF THE ABOVE BOOKS.
THESE ARE GREAT BOOKS BUT IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE ABOVE BOOKS YOU CAN LIVE WITH OUT THESE BOOKS. CHECK THEM OUT HOWEVER THEY MAY HAVE SOME MERIT FOR YOU.
* = These books are considered to be the major books of magic. There is no way you could purchase ALL of these magic books. You don't want to. Choices in this category are usually chosen by the type of magic (ie. Close-up, Cards, etc.) a magician performs or by the favorite magic authors. (ie. Lewis Ganson, David Regal, etc.)
** = Good magic books.
*** = Essential magic books. You MUST buy these magic books.


MISCELLANEOUS MAGIC BOOKS - These books are NOT really that great.
Scotch and Soda Book
Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks for Magicians
Mysterious Stranger - David Blaine
Sponge Ball Magic - Magic City Library
NOTE: I WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU DO NOT SPEND YOU MONEY ON THESE BOOKS UNLESS THEY INTREST YOU FOR SOME REASON. TAKE A LOOK IN THEM BEFORE BUYING. SPEND YOUR MONEY ON THE ABOVE BOOKS AND YOU CANNOT GO WRONG. MOST MAGIC CITY LIBRARY BOOKLETS ARE NOT ILLUSTRATED. THEY ARE CHEAP AND NOT REALLY THAT USEFUL.


UNFAMILIAR MAGIC BOOKS
Step - Step to Stand up Comedy - Greg Dean
Birthday Magician's Handbook - David Fiscus (Business Stuff Included)
The Bobo Magic Show - J. B. Bobo (Routines)
Kidbiz - David Ginn (The Required Funny Stuff)
Professional Magic for Children - David Ginn (Routines)
Safety Magic for Children - Karl Wagner (Theme Magic-Optional)
Annemann's Card Magic - Ted Annemann
Balloon City 98. Paramiracles – Ted Lesely
Wild Card Plus - Peter Kane
Minds in Close-up – Jack Yates
Clue and Mysteries
One Man Mental and Psychic Routine – Ted Annemann
Mental Gems
Sealed for your Protection
Tricks from the Wax Museum
Theatrical Pick Pocketing – Jim Ravel
Terry Baldwin's School of Presentation
Ventriloquism for the Total Dummy
Card Magic for Beginners - Harry Baron
Close-up Magic for Beginners - Harry Baron
Magic for Beginners - Harry Baron
Making Magic - Edwin A. Dawes & Arthur Setterington
Professional Magic for Amateurs - Walter Gibson
The complete beginner's guide to Magic - Walter Gibson
The Everything Magic Book - Greg Davidson
Magic With cards - Garcia & Schindler
50 Tricks with a TT – Melbourne Christopher
Sponge Ball Manipulation - Walsh
NOTES: THESE BOOKS ARE NOT FAMILIAR TO ME. THEY ARE NOT VERY POPULAR AMONG MAGICIANS AND THEY ARE NOT MENTIONED IN ANY OR VERY FEW MAGIC ARTICLES OR DISCUSSIONS. CHECK THEM OUT HOWEVER THEY MAY HAVE SOME MERIT FOR YOU.


BOOK NOTES:
Max Malini, Frank Garcia, Mac King, and Schindler's books on magic with everday objects are good for the beginner.
Magic with Cards, - Garcia and Schindler. This is an amazing little volume. It covers all the basics, key cards, spelling effects, mathematical principles, and Si Stebbins. The Si Stebbins section is worth the price of the book (which is cheap--$15).
For card effects, one should not overlook Card Craft - Hartman. Card Craft has been out of print for some time now, and that goes for Greater Magic as well.
Magic Digest - George B. Anderson. I would recommend this stunning book over Mark Wilson's any day. For one thing, it doesn't just teach the effects, it tells you who created them (when that is known) and gives lots of historical info as well. It also contains a section that refers the beginner to other books if they are interested in continuing their magic studies. You can find this at used bookstores for around $15, or less.
Davenport's publication titled "Willane's Complete methods for Miracles" It virtually covers a variety of sleights.
I's amazing to look at the long list of contemporary books and video that is available to the students of magic. I would like to suggest that you consider older books. There are some amazing values in used volumes of general magic. Check the acts of the professionals, they still mine gold from routines out of the Tarbell Course in Magic. Some of the best "next step" books, in terms of solid, entertaining material, include the Supreme publications of The Faucett Ross Book, and anything - Ken Brooke.
I highly recommend The Very Best of Jay Sankey Vol 3.
As for books Magic for Dummies is one of the best for some one just starting out.
Two books to learn a lot from is Magic Digest - George B. Anderson and Scarne's tricks - John Scarne. Both have a good variety of different kinds of magic and classic tricks.
I would also suggest the Secrets of Houdini - Cannell. It is a good reference and source of study for all magicians.
SECRETS OF ALKAZAR, also known as A BOOK OF MAGIC FOR YOUNG MAGICIANS, - Allan Kronzek. Most beginner books teach too many tricks, and the new learner is overwhelmed. This book teaches a few magical classics, perhaps a dozen, superbly. The learner is taught misdirection and how to use it, multiple presentation options for single tricks and how to create one's own presentations, naturalness of movement, and much more. Despite it's condescending title in the Dover edition, I have never met a magician who could not profit from reading this under $10 book. Perhaps "A Book of Magic for New Magicians" would have been a better re-title. Highly recommended for anyone, not just beginners.
While it is not an extremely popular book, The World's Best Card Tricks by Bob Longe. It is easily avaliable, cheap, and in a couple of weeks a beginner can have a workable routine. Using his tricks I have had all the same reactions professionals get: amazement, people thinking I'm really psychic, people thinking they are really psychic and girls screaming.
Do not bother with World's Greatest Card Magic or 101 Easy Card Tricks. Neither is worth the money.
The Art Of Magic And Sleight Of Hand - Nicholas Einhorn. A wide variety of tricks are covered including Card Magic , Dinner Table Magic , Match Magic , String Cord and Rope Magic , Mind Mgaic , Silk Thimble and Paper Magic and Money Magic.
I think if you're new, you don't have to compare a lot. If you're new you'll think about that once you've mastered the basics. Go with Lamar or Daryl, they're great teachers, they you'll get what you need from any of them, and you'll be then ready to start comparing.
Consider the 5th volume of the Greater Magic Video Library Teach-In Series from Stevens Magic Emporium. The tape is called "Coin Classics Volume 1" and features the likes of Bobo himself showing multiple ways to vanish a coin. The tape features 13 performers and 14 different effects shown in performance and subsequently clearly explained.
Mike Ammar (back when he *had* hair!), Eugene Burger, Daryl, Jay Marshall, David Regal, Jay Sankey, and a whole host of others.
If you're looking for non-card material check out Lewis Ganson's 2 book set of close-up material.
I would like to recommend for the beginners of magic who would like to know the history of magic, effects, and magicians to seek out a copy of T.A. Waters "Encyclopedia of Magic and Magicians."
Johnny Thomson's Commercial Classics to see a true pro perform coin magic classics.
Flip through a copy of "World's Best Coin Tricks" - Bob Longe the next time you're in a book store. I think he's distilled basic coin magic down pretty nicely.
Michael Ammar - Easy to Master Cards miracles for cards (I think it is really easier to learn card sleights from a videos.)
Tom Mullica - Expert Impromptu Magic made easy for everyday objects

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VIDEOS
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Jeff McBride World Class Manipulation Video Set Vol. 1-3
Basic Coin Magic 1 & 2 - David Stone
Easy to master money miracles - Micheal Ammar
Expert Coin Magic videos volumes 1-3 - David Roth
Gregory Wilson's Double Take (VHS)
Daryl's Ambitious Card Video
Best video for beginners: Roth's Expert Coin Magic vol 1-3
Runner Up: Ammar's Intro to Coins

VIDEO NOTES:
As for videos, I still think that if you only bought the Johnny Thompson Commercial Classics of Magic series, and learned everything on them, you'd be set for life.
I also recommend Micheal Ammars World Of Magic Video, you will learn a bit of everything. Magic, recommended videos and reading, how to buy magic etc.
Michael Ammar's Icebreakers and The Hampton Ridge 25 tricks video series are some of the best videos to start out on.
I also recommend the series of 25 tricks video's
Sankey's videos have provided some great tricks and ideas that can be used on a regular basis.
I would also suggest Brad Burt's Basics of Expert Coin Technique video.
There are many more good DVDs and VHS Tapes to enchance your abilities and performce, such as anything - Michael Ammar or Patick Page.
Brad Burts' card course on video is highly recommended


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DVDs
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Quick & Casual Close Up - Sol Stone
McBride Magic On Stage - 3 DVD Set
Harry Loraynes' - Best Ever video/DVD
Knockout Coin Magic
Paul Cummins Up In Smoke
Rubenstein, Roth, Dean Dill videos.
Larry Anderson's Jaw Droppers 4-DVD series (www.jawdroppers.com) Anderson not only teaches the magic tricks, but he has a great presentation too which makes these tricks seem like miracles.
Brad Burt videos
World of magic - Michael Ammar (I think that's the title) and amazing magic tricks with ordinary objects - Hampton Ridge
On the Spot and Off the Cuff - Gregory Wilson - Impromptu Magic Videos
Dan Harlan's impromptu videos
Tom Mullica Imromptu (that's how its spelled on the box) videos
Pat Page - Big Book of Magic
David Acer's Extreme Close-Up Video
Off The Cuff - Gregory Wilson
GAGS - Jim Pace
Miracles While-U-Wait - Mark Jenest

Card Magic DVDs:
Born to Perform Card Magic DVD - Oz Pearlman - Oz's basic introductory card magic DVD. His explanations are really great.
Ammar’s Easy To Master Card Miracles Volumes 1-6
Daryl’s Encyclopedia of Card Sleights 1-8
Jeff McBrides' Art of Card Manipulation 3-DVD Set

Coin Magic DVDs:
The Complete Introduction to Coin Magic - Michael Ammar - This has a ton of sleight of hand moves and a couple of routines.
Easy to Master Money Miracles 1-3, Michael Ammar: mainly routines, he assumes you already know the basic sleights.
David Roth's Expert Coin Magic Made Easy Volumes 1, 2 and 3
Jay Sankey's Revolutionary Coin Magic is superb...especially if you know some basic sleights with coins. Now on DVD!
Basic Coin Magic 1 & 2 - David Stone
Expert Coin Magic Made Easy #1-3 - David Roth
Kaufman's Coin Magic

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The books, videos, and DVDs suggested in this post are the results of research and are/were suggestions given to me by other magicians. I hope that you find these suggestions helpful.


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wow you have a lot of time on your hands.
After all that typing i think you should ice your fingers. :lol:


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WOW great post, this should be a stickey......For the newbie in magic this is a great place to start. GOOD JOB!


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Yeah, I have blisters now, but it was worth it. :D


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Just a little note, put three little stars ( *** ) just besides the Tarbell Course in Magic. There is simply everything in this collection...and I mean really absolutely everything


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Stellar post! :P


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YOu have way to much time on your hands.


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This should soo be a sticky! PM a mod...
...i think beyond secrets by sankey should be there

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What about RcardM?

Those notes are super useful! I'm glad you put a lot of work into making these notes. This had BETTER be a sticky.


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After having all those books and videos, i think it will be the time for me to be in coffin.


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As nice a list as that is, you probably missed dozens of worthwhile books ... which is a good thing, since it shows us how much good stuff is really out there :-)

A couple I believe you missed that I might suggest are "Mnemonica", by Juan Tamariz, and "The Topit Book", by Michael Ammar.


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That was an excellent post


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Wow.. I think I just read a book.


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u have a lot of time on your hands


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