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Close's Torn and Restored Card
Twenty-five years ago, I developed a handling for the Torn and Restored Card effect. The routine was designed to solve many of the problems associated with this type of trick. The routine can be performed in most strolling environments, with or without a table. With adequate pre-show preparation (which is very simp...
This revolutionary CD-Rom/Ebook includes routines straight from Michael's act at the Houdini Lounge in the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
-The Luckiest Cards in Las Vegas -The Shuffles Routine -The Dumbest Casino in the World -The Cheating Lessons -The Trick that Lance Burton Showed Me ...and much more.
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This searchable database contains all of Michael Close’s MAGIC magazine review columns from May 1995 through December 2005. Over 1300 pages of text, over 1500 books, videotapes, and tricks reviewed.
Before you make a purchase, check with one of the most trusted reviewers in magic.
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Learn the In-The-Hands Faro Shuffle
NEW!!! Now Also Available in EPUB Format!
The ability to do perfect faro shuffles is a powerful weapon in the card magician’s arsenal of sleights. It is a genuine shuffle; the cards are truly being mixed. But it is also a controlled shuffle, meaning that the resulting order of the cards is not random. For this...
Michael Close: The Work – Palming Volume 1 (The Bottom Palm and The Gambler’s Cop)
Way back in 1993 I wrote a small treatise titled On Palming. It was one of the chapters of Workers 3. In this chapter I attempted to develop a pedagogical method for learning to palm playing cards. I included information on one of the Erdnase Bottom Palms, two met...
Michael Close: The Work – Palming Volume 2 (The Top Palm )
The second volume of Michael Close’s The Work series is now available for immediate download. This volume covers various methods for the top palm, including methods for palming multiple cards.
The top palm is one of the most powerful sleights in magic; mastery of this move opens the door...
The Work: Volume 3 – The Side Steal
The quality of instruction offered here will quickly put you on the road toward mastering this most useful sleight and this volume covers all these aspects in detail.
Topics covered are:•The Left-Hand Diagonal Palm (a simple, pivot-point based steal that can be quickly learned) •The Left-Hand Peek Steal (a r...
The Complete Workers Ebook - Download
Michael Close's Workers series contains some of the most commercial, entertaining, and powerful magic ever published – repertoire that spans almost 30 years of professional performing in real-world conditions. Michael has held nothing back. You’ll learn the how and the why behind every routine."This is a com...
Instant Download (Ebook 167 pages)
The series ends here! The biggest book of all: 30 routines, eight essays, and a large chapter explaining Michael’s work on the Memorized Deck. Thumbs up from all reviewers. 168 pages, copiously illustrated by Michael’s sister.
Volume FiveAt Long Last The Concluding Ultimate Installment Of Even Still Yet More A...
Workers Number Four - Download
Instant Download (Ebook 65 pages)
More good stuff! Chuck Fayne says, “It really has something for everyone.” Two stand-up routinesand seven close-up routines, including an amazing new Origami trick.
Volume Four Yet Still More Further Routines from the Professional Repertoire of Michael Close
Coda Chrome, Erma La Fo...
Workers Number One
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Michael Close's series of manuscripts contain some of the most commercial, entertaining and powerful magic in print, spanning over 20 years of professional performing in real-world conditions. In sharing his work, Michael has held nothing back, including full presentations and extra tips and ...
Workers Number Three - Download
Instant Download (Ebook 181 pages)
A big book! Six stand-up routines, seven close-up routines, and eight thought-provoking essays on various aspects of the performance of magic. Included is “The Card, the Forehead, and the Saltshaker” and a 14 page chapter teaching you how to palm playing cards.