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JenniferG

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I opened up the PDF I bought from Harry's shop into Photoshop.  Imported 16 pages at at time.  Set the levels so it didnt have grey background.  I then cut and paste it so the page is centered.  Cleaned up any spots that shouldn't of been there with eraser / clone stamp tool.  Page by page.. was lot of a work lol.
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Got the "good stuff" in the mail today!  Thanks Harry!

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I miss the feeling of getting a book from Harry in the mail!!!

Lucky you!! Enjoy!

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So for those who have this book, what are some of your very favorite tricks in it?  Just need some ideas what to start with since it contains so much! 😉. My interests are more in the shorter duration stand up card tricks vs. parlour tricks; so I'd probably like to start with those.

Thanks Rudy!  I am going to wrap this bad boy in some library plastic now 😉
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Here's a list of some tricks/moves I enjoyed:

The Card Sharp and the Four Gamblers

Loraynes Poker Deal #2

Four by Four

Card to Wallet

The Flip-Up Double Lift

A Multiple Palm

Controlled Spelling

Any Ace Spell

The Halo Cut Cop

The Spread Cop

Any Ace Spell Variation

 

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All of the above as recommended by Dan.

There's a lot of cool sleights in there too.  The flip up double lift is really knacky but fun (I don't think I ever used it in a performance, but it was tons of fun to do).

Harry's magic square is in there, Snap, a bunch of to Catch an Ace routines are in there, all are fun, but I distinctly remembering favouring 1-2 over the others.  There's also a method to crimp a card in there that I use quite frequently.

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Thanks guys!  Hey is there a way to do polls here in the forum?  Would be neat to create a poll for this book where people vote on favorite trick 😋
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Close Up Card Magic is such a DEAL.. like EIGHTY tricks in it for $16 for PDF 😉   Maybe it's cheaper because of the scan quality .. grey background so not really printable.  I'd totally give him the copy of the 274 images I edited in photoshop for this book to make a new PDF.. he could then perhaps charge $22.99 for it 😉  I dunno.   I lost the digital table of contents in the process but I could supply the images and whoever made the one for him before could incorporate the fixed images preserving the PDF's digital TOC.
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Thanks guys!  Hey is there a way to do polls here in the forum?  Would be neat to create a poll for this book where people vote on favorite trick 😋


Jennifer,

Try creating a new topic and write your text/introduction to the poll, then, when you are done, look at the bottom part of the editor, you'll see an option to create a poll (see picture below). Tick that option and if you are done, Post the topic but before you do, you'll be given the option to edit the poll (question, options, etc.)...

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Thanks a bunch Luigimar! This is awesome 😉
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Here's a photo of my current bookshelf.  Not too bad of choices for a newb magician interested in card magic & memorized deck routines?  I also have Buena Vista Shuffle Club but it wasn't on the shelf when I took photo (it's another memdeck book as ya know and would sit to the right of Asi Wind Paper Work). 

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On the shelf below the above shelf, which I didn't photograph sits a few books: Original Tarbell Course printed and spiral bound.  Mark Wilson CCIM.  Henry Hay Amateur Magician's Handbook.  JB BOBO Coin Magic book.  Also Bill Tar's book of illustrations.  Also Forever Flapping Plus. 

EDIT: Hrm also not shown are Harry Lorayne's Close Up Card Magic.. it's spiral bound and would sit to the left of Classic Collections Vol 2.   Also I didn't print up Michael Close's "Road to Riffsville" yet which is another Memdeck book. Which would sit near Repertoire.


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You have a wonderful collection there, Jennifer. More than a lifetime's worth, in many ways.

Now, the trick may be finding time to work through them!
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Yeah I know right? I'm crazy lol.  I guess I'll just try to pick and choose.

I sort of wish Harry Lorayne would of mentioned the EFFECT of the trick for each trick, that way I could see a quick summary to see if it suits my style.  e.g. I dont' care for long parlour type tricks.  More interested in tricks I can do standing up and arent' too long.


Jennifer, Check out HaLo Aces and HaLo Again.

Here are the demo videos:



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     Thanks for posting these, Rudy. Brings back nice memories.  What I'm trying to figure out is what do they have to do with listing "Effect" before writing up an effect/routine in a book. Something I never do. Well, I did it when I wrote Tarbell #7 because I wanted to s stay with in the format of the first six volumes.  
       Doing "Effect" at start of an item is - to me - a waste of time and space and, for my kind of writing just wrong. I want my readers to make their decision after reading the entire item, not y just reading the "effect."  You can miss out on some goodies if you do that.
     And, how in the world would "Effect" be described in my original write-ups of the items shown here?
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Good morning Harry 😉. I asked Rudy to remove my quote out of his post above, that was the only remnant left of I what I has posted regarding "Effect".

I think he knew I just wanted to jump to best of your stuff and that I didn't know where to start, and so he suggested the Halo Aces to start with.

But I think I'm going to just read your book from front to back in order now.

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JenniferG, looks like you've been learning a lot lately. Are there any performance videos you'd like to share?
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Nice job Jennifer! Well done.

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Nice job Jennifer! Well done.

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Thanks Mike 😉. Allan Ackerman like it as well 😉  He gave me a nice comment on the YouTube page 😉
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     Thanks for posting these, Rudy. Brings back nice memories.  What I'm trying to figure out is what do they have to do with listing "Effect" before writing up an effect/routine in a book. Something I never do. Well, I did it when I wrote Tarbell #7 because I wanted to s stay with in the format of the first six volumes.  
       Doing "Effect" at start of an item is - to me - a waste of time and space and, for my kind of writing just wrong. I want my readers to make their decision after reading the entire item, not y just reading the "effect."  You can miss out on some goodies if you do that.
     And, how in the world would "Effect" be described in my original write-ups of the items shown here?


Sorry Harry. That was my fault. This actually had nothing to do with describing the effect before the explanation. Jennifer kindly asked me to delete her comment, but I mistakenly missed this one.

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Got the following book by email a couple days ago.  2nd Edition of Dai Vernon's Select Secrets.  I purchased it for $5 off of Lybrary.com.  I spent a couple hours restoring the cover art then printed the cover on red card stock.  It also has a clear cover over the top but I flipped it to the back for the photo to avoid the glare.

Very pleased with how it turned out.  Looks somehwat similar to the original I guess.  I like the spiral binding as well.

I learned my first palm from this couple nights ago.   Topping the Deck. 

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 EDIT: I might have to update the image and put a lien above "ILLUSTRATED" and a line below. 


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Nice!
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I shared the method and sleight I made up for it in The Session Room on this forum.
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Library.com $15 😉. Very nice quality.   I did photoedit the photograph of Dai in it to brighten it up for printing on my color laser.

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Got this in the mail today. First thing I am going to read in it is the chapter on the "Prearranged Deck".  😉
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Library.com $15 😉. Very nice quality.   I did photoedit the photograph of Dai in it to brighten it up for printing on my color laser.

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So cool, Jennifer! You're filling your library with some great books!

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Thanks 😉 I think "The Expert at the Card Table" is my oldest "Memdeck" book 😉 It's the book Allan Ackerman read when setting up his first Memorized Deck at age of 15 😉
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