MyMagic eNewsletter #1,153
November 15, 2023
Even though I had a ton of the Limited Edition routines I introduced you to last week they sold-out very fast! I was able to get a bunch more shipped immediately so I can offer them to you again today.
What if you had the opportunity to listen to a bunch of prominent magicians discuss the secrets they learned over a lifetime of being magicians. Read their advice on just about every subject that is important, from putting a show together, marketing it, performing it, and everything in between. That was the goal of this little-known book that came out a few years ago.
►50 Secrets To Successful Magic:
Being a magician, these days requires more knowledge and inside information than ever. There are more types of venues, more types of audiences, and you need not only the skills of a magician, but the foresight of a businessperson, the creativity of a marketing expert and the social expertise of a master diplomat. And that’s just for starters.
The book is full of inside information from many of today’s top stars from around the world. They offer help and advice on everything you can imagine to be a successful magician. From how to book shows for a higher fee. to how to add comedy into your act, to opening lines, to what tricks are the most effective in certain surroundings and so much more. With more than 300 advice-stuffed pages covering every aspect of how to become a successful magician, this is a must-read collection of advice from people who have already done it!
Get a copy: HERE
►Limited Edition Deluxe:
A fantastic packet trick you will want to carry with you and use.
You show your audience six cards and have them remember just one. They imagine their card fading away. When the cards are respread, the card they merely thought of has faded away to be completely blank on both sides.
In addition to a fresh presentation for the classic routine, you receive The Reversed Edition, as well as additional gimmicks that allow you to perform bonus routines created by Eugene Burger and Dan Harlan.
Watch and buy: HERE
One of Max Maven’s signature routines, which he has been using to fool magicians and laypeople, is what is now called Pocket Nightmare.
You tell your audience that you will perform an effect with only one hand, to make sure that everyone knows that sleight-of-hand is not possible. The other hand is placed in your pocket. The spectator peeks at a card in the deck. You are then able to divine the card that the spectator is only thinking of.
The deck is then given to the spectator who is invited to search through the deck for their card only to discover that it completely vanished. You said you would do the trick with only one hand, but you did not specify which hand. You remove your other hand from your pocket holding the vanished selection.
Watch and buy: HERE
Originally created in the 1970s and first published in the 1980s, this was one of Simon Aronson’s favorite routines, that he always carried with him and performed often.
The basic effect: You show an American half dollar. You wave your hand over it, and it changes into a Japanese coin with a hole through it. Wave your hand over the Japanese coin and it changes into a copper English penny. Wave your hand over the penny and it changes into an African coin with a hole in it. As a finale, the African coin changes back into the American half dollar.
In addition to the custom-made set of gaffed coins you also get a video tutorial with Simon Aronson performing and explaining his original handling, Meir Yedid teaching his versions of the Quadruple Spellbound, and Sol Stone teaching his Patriotic Poker Chips.
Watch and buy: HERE
►Sunday Nov 19: Spinnato’s Comedy Magic Show at Comix @ Mohegan Sun Casino in CT. Tickets: HERE
To view all my upcoming appearances go: HERE
Stay happy, Meir
PS: I will be performing a tighter version of my stage act, for the first time, on Sunday at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Hope to see some of you there.
“Many years ago, I decided that my hobby of magic might be a good way to supplement the income from my burgeoning acting career. I soon realized, however, that not only did I need to learn magic tricks, but that the more important aspects that I needed were the psychological ones, the ones that would help give me the confidence to step out into the world of performing magic for money.”
…Andy Nyman (50 Secrets To Successful Magic, 2020).