Imagine the best magic, the best magicians, and the best producers all in one place, imagine no more….
Imagine owning the most comprehensive magic book ever written. This would surely be a treasured possession for any magician with each chapter focusing on a single aspect of the craft and the very best routines ever created for it. That’s the idea behind L&L Publishing’s critically-acclaimed DVD series, The World’s Greatest Magic by The World’s Greatest Magicians! Each volume is like another chapter in the world’s best magic book. Featuring in-depth exposition and instruction on some of magic’s most cherished and classic effects by its most-talented practitioners, this unprecedented series represents an essential reference work for anyone interested in the magical arts, regardless of their skill level.
Magicians who specialize in close-up magic are constantly in search of material that doesn’t use playing cards. Easily seventy-five percent of the magic that’s been published over the last 50 or 60 years has been card magic of one kind or another so quality non-card material is a relatively scarce commodity in the literature.
On this DVD, you’ll meet eight different performers presenting and teaching powerful close-up routines that will wow any audience – and there’s not a playing card in sight! Eugene Burger and David Parr begin this volume with a stunning update of U. F. Grant’s classic bill transposition. Banachek is next with a sensational book test while J. J. Sanvert combines two effects to create a wonderful interlude with a spectator’s borrowed bill. Gregory Wilson follows with a mind-boggling bill switch routine that takes the audience on a figurative trip around the world while Paul Wilson performs and teaches a streamlined version of John Ramsay’s classic Cylinder and Coins. Finally, Daryl demonstrates a totally impromptu one-cup routine that can be performed any time and any place.
It’s been said that even the world’s largest and most spectacular stage illusion cannot create the impact – that feeling of pure astonishment – of a good, well-performed piece of close-up magic and on this DVD, you’ll find eight compelling pieces of evidence to that effect.
- The 21st Century Bill Transposition – Eugene Burger and David Parr
- Word of the Ring – Banachek
- Bill and Pen – J. J. Sanvert
- Foreign Affair – Gregory Wilson
- The Mystery of the Little Piece of Cork – Paul Wilson
- All Screwed Up – Doc Eason
- Cup and Ball – Daryl
Running Time Approximately 1hr 29mins