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Charlie

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I was fortunate enough to see Guy perform live back in '96 and really loved it. Like Michael Vincent he's show is class. I heard he's a lawyer now so I'm not sure if I'll ever get the chance to see him live again but I'm thinking about adding some of his magic to my developing act. I did his version of Steranko's voodoo card a bit  after learning it from AOA but I see he's written one called drawing room deceptions and put out a few videos as well but the reviews say it's pretty advanced sleight of hand.  My skill has been growing studly since I picked up the cards again a few months ago but i doubt I'm at intermediate level yet.

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Unless I misrremeember, Guy has always been a lawyer.  As a matter of fact, several "name" magicians have been lawyers.  I, myself, have a degree in legal studies.  Basically a fancy way of saying paralegal.  I wonder if there's something about magic that attracts people in the various legal professions?
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Probably the chicanery.[biggrin]

We could ask if there’s something about Magic that attracts golfers, carpenters, mechanics accountants, treacle benders, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. Most likely there is.

I haven't seen Guy lately but I met him back in about 1992; he was studying law and developing his card work in tandem then. He’s since qualified, and continues with both.

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"Well, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the prosecution has certainly done its job.  In fact, it seems as if they have torn my client's alibi completely to shreds ... just as I am now tearing this perfectly ordinary playing card.  And yet, ladies and gentlemen, if we carefully examine the prosecution's allegations - piece by piece by piece - we will find that my client's case is ... COMPLETELY UNDAMAGED, just as [rest of speech drowned out by courtroom applause]"
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"Well, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the prosecution has certainly done its job.  In fact, it seems as if they have torn my client's alibi completely to shreds ... just as I am now tearing this perfectly ordinary playing card.  And yet, ladies and gentlemen, if we carefully examine the prosecution's allegations - piece by piece by piece - we will find that my client's innocence is ... COMPLETELY UNDAMAGED, just as [rest of speech drowned out by courtroom applause]"

Now THERE's an episode of Perry Mason I'd watch!
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I saw Guy Hollingworth perform on the Palace stage at the Magic Castle  in late January.

He worked with cards, silks, billiard balls and even pulled a rabbit out of a top hat!

His Voodoo Card can be found hidden in the forward to Drawing Room Deceptions. It is explained therein as a reward to the readers who bothered to read the book from the beginning. Cheeky! 


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DV Harris

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Guy Hollingworth's magic is certainly challenging to perform with the smooth, easy efficiency of his style. Some will say the tricks are difficult. I'm not sure that's true. What I am sure of is that learning and perfecting one of Guy Hollingworth's routines is time consuming, and rewarding. 

FYI: Drawing Room Deceptions is available at DanandDave.com for $40.00. If video is your preferred method of learning, Dan & Dave have reissued Mr. Hollingworth's original video presentations on DVDs (as a set, or individually) with updated/improved methods developed since their original publication. It looks to be a very well produced package.

Be Well,
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Ian Richards

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Guy Hollingsworth is everything magic can be and should be!
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Geoff Weber

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I learned Holingworth's torn and restored card, and never bothered with any of the subsequent "improved" versions other magicians released. Drawing Room Deceptions is a great book that should be in any card magician's library
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