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Las Vegas Close-Up - Paul Harris
Las Vegas Close-Up - Paul Harris
Las Vegas Close-Up - Paul Harris
Las Vegas Close-Up - Paul Harris
Las Vegas Close-Up - Paul Harris

Las Vegas Close-Up - Paul Harris

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Paul Harris, that legendary scoundrel, who gave you a whole string of excellent books hits the jackpot with this fine collection! Twenty-one solid gold deceptions brought to you direct from Las Vegas, the close-up capital of the world! This book sets high standards for sheer brilliance and innovative thought! 

Las Vegas Close-up contains blockbuster effects which any serious performer of card magic can perform! An excellent assortment of unusual magic plots!

Contents Include:

  • Foreword by Jimmy Grippo
  • The Care and Feeding of Paul Harris by Chuck Martinez
  • Inside/Close-Up: Introduction by Paul Harris
  • Pen-Ultimate*: signed card is inserted under the clip of ballpoint pen, the spectator holds both ends of the pen, a fan of cards covers card, when removed signed card is seen to be impaled on the pen.
  • UnCanny: Chop Cup routine with solid ball and tin can, the ball eventually changes to the larger ball, can is shown to be sealed at both ends.
  • Stapled! by Paul and Looy: Two Jokers shown stapled together, given to the spectator to hold, selected card (can be signed) instantly changes to a Joker, selected card found stapled to Joker in spectator's hand.
  • The P.H. Invisible Palm: Four Aces, one placed face down on the table, magician openly palms Ace, turns hand palm up to show Ace invisible, hand placed on Ace on the table, removed to reveal two, eventually all four Aces end up on the table.
  • Absorption: A playing card is absorbed into the design on a playing card case.
  • OverExposure: The deck becomes a camera complete with flashcube and picture ejection mechanism, several "pictures" taken and placed face down on the table, cards on the table change to four Queens.
  • Invisible Rising Card: Spectator thinks of a card, magician announces that card has become invisible, invisible card then rises out of the deck as magician gives a description for those who can't see invisible cards, spectator names a card, magician spreads deck to show that single card is face down, face down card turned over to reveal it's the selection.
  •  "The Hard Way": Magician shows how a thin film of saliva will cause two dice to cling together, dice then shown to be permanently glued together.
  • Aero-Dynamic Dollar by Thomas A. O'Lenick: Borrowed dollar bill attaches itself to the ceiling.
  • Gambler vs. Mentalist vs. Magician: Card selected, half the deck shuffled in face-up, eventually spectator's card is revealed to be the only one face up.
  • Cross Twist by Daniel Cros: a One-handed version of Paul's Bizarre Twist, card sandwiched face down between two other cards visibly turns face up.
  • Paper Chase by Paul Harris and, all four mashed together, cocktail napkin restored.
  • The Incredible Tap Dancing Aces: "Three aces vanish one at a time from your hands, reappearing moments later in the tabled deck: the fourth ace having magically penetrated a spectator's hand."
  • Looy's False Count: Magician pulls self through the doorway ...sideways. More an odd stunt than a magic effect.
  • New Twisted Collectors by J.C. Wagner and Allan Ackerman: "A 'moveless' twisting-the-aces is performed, each ace magically turning face-up. For a really stunning finish, the packet is spread to reveal three previously selected cards interlaced face-down among the four face-up aces."
  • Las Vegas Leaper: "Cards Across" routine in which the spectator does all of the countings.
  • Silver/Slide: an Impromptu method for producing four coins from underneath four cards.
  • Korem's Card on Tie: Developed with Danny Korem, a spectator selects card and tears off one corner of it, spectator inserts pin in the deck and hurls it at magician's chest, one card is seen to be stuck to magician's tie with a pin, selected card, torn corner matches.
  • Splits Unlimited: A Two is visibly split into two Aces, various methods given.
  • Cardician's Blendo: Ten of Diamonds forced, magician tries twice to locate it, ending up with the Six and Four of Diamonds, both cards pressed together to become the needed Ten.
  • Interlaced Vanish: Three Aces interlaced between four Kings, fourth Ace under spectator's hand, three Aces vanish (Kings can be examined), Ace underhand changes to indifferent card, deck cut into three piles, Ace at top of each, fourth Ace found in card case which has been in full view the entire time.
  • Perpetual Motion Coin Myth: Coin flourish in which one coin is held between two others and caused to spin.

USED, HC w/dj, c.1978 by Chuck Martinez Productions
Former owner's nameplate on Page 1.