MyMagic eNewsletter #1,049
October 12, 2022
Over the past few years, I offered you some exclusive Dom Paolino magic products that he released in the 1970s and 80s under the P. Cinimod brand. All but one of them sold out immediately.
You can read what I wrote about the reclusive and secretive man in some previous newsletters: HERE and HERE
Today I will introduce you to his Astro Gem Flight. I remember that routine being demonstrated at Tannen’s over the counter. They sold many of them because it was a relatively easy and quick routine with a surprise ending and is examinable at the end.
►Astro Gem Flight:
This is an original, collectible, trick from 1977 that has been in storage for more than 40 years.
It is a simple and direct routine using a plastic die with different colored gems on all six sides that is handed for examination and then placed in your fist. You then introduce a plastic magic wand which you wave over your fist. All of a sudden, all six gems appear on the wand and when you open your fist the original die is now blank and is missing all the gems. Everything is examinable.
Watch and buy: HERE
I was very happy with the response to my latest release. The new streamlined handling for Obie O’Brien’s favorite routine really looks impossible and the magicians I showed it to were surprised that it only used one extra card. I was also asked, as usual, if the cards are examinable. The short answer is no. But I prefer a more accurate answer. At the beginning the cards are 25% examinable and at the end they are 50% examinable.
As I used to explain at my lectures, even if just one card in your packet is examinable you can take advantage of that by accidentally dropping it, showing it often, placing it in a spectator’s hand, and using it to give the impression that all the cards are the same.
►Kolossal Kolored Kards: Parlor Size:
This was likely Obie O’Brien’s favorite creation. He performed it every time he was booked at a magic convention and at all his paid parlor and close-up shows. It is a quick in-the-hands packet trick using large cards and a surprise ending.
The routine begins as an observation test using four Queens of Clubs. After turning over one of the Queens you ask how many are face down? When they answer one, you make a magical gesture and show they are all face down. After turning one face up you ask again, only this time they are all face up.
This is where the surprises begin: You ask if they remember what color were the backs? They answer blue. You say yes. But is this the blue you remember? You turn the card to show a completely different blue back with spirals! You then show the other cards with red spiral backs, green spiral backs, and yellow spiral backs.
Watch and buy: HERE
If you were thinking of getting the Modern Edition of Danny’s Panel Board this is your last chance. I only have four left in stock and once they are gone… they are gone!
►Danny’s Panel Board:
Danny Tsukalas was a very successful pitchman who later ended up having his own magic counter in Macy’s flagship store in New York City where he demonstrated his sequences with the panel board while selling thousands of them.
The routines were so amazing that many magicians were inspired to pursue magic as a career after being completely fooled, mesmerized, and astonished.
We have put every effort to teach you everything you need to know to do impossible looking magic. You will be able to do some of the sequences within minutes of learning the real secrets of how to prepare and manipulate the board.
Watch and buy: HERE
Oct. 18: The Virtual Comedy Magic Convene: HERE
Oct. 23: Comix @ Mohegan Sun Casino: HERE
Nov. 13: Comix @ Mohegan Sun Casino: HERE
Dec. 4: Comix @ Mohegan Sun Casino: HERE
Stay happy, Meir
PS: Lots of stuff going on in the next few weeks so I am not sure if I can keep up with the two newsletters per week. But will try.
“Many people use the terms muck and switch interchangeably. However, a muck involves substituting cards that have been previously palmed (held-out) for legitimate cards in play. While switching should be reserved for the act of exchanging cards between two live hands on the table.”
…Marcia A. McDowell (Techniques Of Casino Surveillance, 1995)
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