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Michael Skinner's Professional Close-Up Magic 1-4 (4 DVD's)

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Michael Skinner was one of the best close-up magicians in the world and his professional repertoire was considered the largest and most versatile in the business. This DVD series features performances and explanations to many of his best routines.

These are the routines Michael Skinner used to fool and entertain the patrons of the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas where he was the resident magician for more than twenty years. You will not find better-constructed and choreographed magic anywhere. Michael's attention to detail and superb routining made just about every effect he performed a showstopper. These commercial and reputation-making effects will inspire you to become a professional. You will be proud to add any of these routines to your working repertoire.

Routines performed and explained:

  • Torn & Restored Cigarette Paper
  • Four Copper & Silver Across
  • A Coin Entrapped
  • Demi-Tass
  • Slow-Motion Aces
  • Marlo-Vernon-Andrus
  • Lucky Seven
  • Up The Ladder Aces
  • Woodfield Torn & Restored Card
  • Furota's Ace Production
You'll also learn the techniques and everything else you'll need to perform each effect: Side Steal Color Change, Piet Fortons's Pop-Up Move, False Count, Invisible Transfer, Spectator Peek, Peek Force, One-Hand Stud Production, Fancy Production, Hofzinser Snap Change and much more.

Routines performed and explained:
  • The Vanishing Matches
  • Slow-Motion Coin Vanish
  • Little Pennies
  • Dropping The Aces
  • Perceptive Deception
  • Stabbed In The Pack
  • Gold Medal

You will also learn the techniques, including the Thumb Palm, Top Card Turnover, Secret Transfer, Pop Double Lift, Mechanical Reverse, Christ Twist, Slip Shuffle, One-Hand Bottom, Unit Control and much more.

Routines performed and explained:
  • Flying Eagles
  • The Ball Vase
  • Royal Flush Propelled Lapping
  • Open Prediction
  • Cards Across
  • Push-Through Failure
  • Seconds, Thirds, Fourths & Fifths
  • Tabled Ambitious
  • All The Non-Conformists
  • The Mona Lisa Card Trick
You'll also learn all the techniques, including the Bounce Pass, Propelled Lapping, Multiple Top Palm, Action Palm, Vernon's Diagonal Palm Shift, Palm To Palm Transfer, Drop-Cut Force and much more.

Routines performed and explained:
  • Telltale Aces
  • The Card Tunnel
  • Cannibal Cards
  • Devilish Miracle
  • Child's Color-Change Routine
  • Aces?
  • Three Different Ways
  • Direct Backs & Faces
Plus all the techniques you'll need to know like the Peek Force, ATFUS, Christ Alignment Move, Top Change, Braue Reversal, Ascanio Spread, Carlyle Turnover and much more.

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 23rd, 2006
Wow, Michael Skinner is the man! His patter, timing, everything is beautiful! You need these DVD's to learn from someone who is a true legend. Get these DVD's NOW...what are you waiting for?
This is just too good of material, way too good to be on the market! Pick this up!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 1st, 2006
this is a very good set of dvds. i got only volume 1 but the tricks are amazing and they teach tricks with producing 4 aces and how to do tricks with the 4 ace across routine. these r very good dvds and teach you a few of micheal skinner flourishes and dont regret gettin them at all. fouretta's ace production is amazing and its wierd noone wrote a review on them
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 22nd, 2005
C'mon now... it's Michael Skinner... enough said. Any magician who knows anything about anything knows this is worth owning!
His teaching is excellent and his tricks are great. It's good to know that Penguin sells material from valid entertainers like Skinner.
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