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Terry LaGerould's Pasteboard Presentations II by Scott Cram (Book)

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Back in 1992, many magicians were first exposed to Terry LaGerould's unique approach to card magic in a book called, "Pasteboard Presentations." This book, now out of print, is still being sought after by many magicians.

After years of magicians calling for Terry to put out a new book, he's finally done it! With more than 60 pages containing 17 card effects, detailed by more than 35 photos, you'll easily learn these routines.

For those unfamiliar with Terry LaGerould, the hallmark of his magic is efficient, innovative use of standard moves combined with highly commercial presentations. All the material in “Pasteboard Presentations II” comes directly from Terry's repetoire, and has been perfected over years of performing at major casinos in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Reno.

In this book, you'll find both original effects, and classics of magic taken in startling new directions! You'll find self-working effects for the novice, as well as challenging effects for advanced magicians, including:

  • Unexpected - A psuedo-center deal demonstration with a four ace kicker
  • Royal Victory - A selected 5 card poker hand is changed into a Royal Flush
  • Ace Shuttle - The cardboard astronaut escapes from the shuttle
  • Up the Down Staircase - "Triumph" done with the four Queens
  • It's All in Your Mind - A mentally selected card repeatedly vanishes
  • Mental Photography - The black aces "burn" (turn red), printing a selected card
  • Tell-A-Pathic Gypsies - Four Queens change, and then are found by the spectator
  • Unforgettable - An impromptu "Triumph" effect that ends with blacks and red separated
  • Cardboard Keyboard - "Spectator Cuts to the Aces" with a musical presentation
  • Traveling Man - A King is sandwiched between to red Queens, and jumps back and forth
  • Cardboard Sobriety Test - Test the spectator's sobriety with the Jacks, Kings, Queens and Aces
  • Jewel Thief - Two cards change places in the spectator's hands
  • Instantane-E-Ace-Ly - Just as the magician gives up looking, the four aces are produced
  • Illusive Cocktail Gals - The Queens are each placed on one of four piles, and magically travel to one pile
  • Carboard Lie Detector - A small packet-size "Lie Detector" routine
  • Impromptu Invisible Deck - The Invisible Deck routine, done without gaffs
  • Incredible Cardboard Acrobat - Halves of the deck impossibly flip face-up and face down, with a "Triumph" finish

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 9th, 2006
This has many gems within it that are practical for real life situations. Some of my personal favorites are Tella Patheic Gypsies, mental photography,the traveling man, and it's all in your mind. This is a book that will add extra spice to your repertoire. The book is exactly as how Scott Cram describes it, ingenius. Many of these tricks are powerful and easy to perform. I too am startled to see that not too many people purchased this book.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 17th, 2006
This is great book, with great routines, and great presentations. Some of my favorites are Impromptu invisible deck, Mental Photography, Tell-a-pathic Gypsies, and Royal Victory. But I haven't even finished the book yet, so I hope to find more gems that I will use.

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 17th, 2005
This Book rocks. Well worth the money. In the demo some of the effects are done by counting cards on to the table and some magicians may be turned off by that. After recieving the book I realize that it is all part of the patter. And there is plenty of effects done without spelling/counting.
I performed Royal Victory close-up on the street inside of 2 spectators hands the reactions I got are amazing. The way Terry LeGerould presents his stuff is genius and Scott did a good job of bringing it to life on paper.
If you do card magic or are thinking about it, get this. You do not have to be a slieght of hand master either. If you are a professional magician or a hobbiest I highly recommend this!
"Now who wants to play riffle stop poker?"
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 14th, 2005
I was hesitant to order this at first but finally thought what the heck, and i spent my 25 dollars hoping all would be well...

so it comes in the mail, i quickly open it up, and i'm startled. This isn't a book, it's more like lecture notes with a little binding, and i instantly thought it was a waste of my money.... Geez was i WRONG!

As i would soon discover, the 25 dollars was not for the booklet, it was for the amazing PRESENTATIONS, not "tricks", inside. Every routine is thought out, with every move and little sleight having a purpose in the spectators mind.

I am very dissapointed there have only been a few buyers of this, since it is one of the best "presentational" and "Solid" books, and although a couple effects are simple, they are as hard hitting as any other. I was surprised with the choice on the demo video, since i dont consider those to be some of the strogest effects in the booklet. My personal favorites are the impromptu invisible deck (amazingly deceptive!), unforgettable (very ingenious), and the amazing telepathic gypsies (absolutely a miracle for a layman). All of these tricks range in skill level, but the real practice will be to get down the presentation. Howeever, each one is specifically designed with a story involved, so the patter is supplied with the routine, as is laid out in the booklet. The instructions are clear and the pictures help, and i finally realized "to not judge a book by it's cover"

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