MyMagic eNewsletter #1,058
November 22, 2022
The demand for Dr. Michael Rubinstein’s The Other Hand went through the roof last week. Luckily Michael agreed to sell me a few more and delivered them to me yesterday. They are limited to only 60 pieces and we sold more than half of the run.
His performance, of the formal version of the routine, on Penn & Teller: Fool Us can be seen: HERE
Rick Holcombe just did an unboxing and review: HERE
►The Other Hand:
After recording the formal TV version of the routine, he decided to continue refining the routine and eventually created a close-up version that is shorter, more direct, and easier to do. The new close-up version uses the same props but is streamlined for more intimate performances.
Since the props involved are difficult to put together, he decided to release a limited edition for serious coin magicians and collectors.
Comes with the beautifully antiqued chest, a high-end coin purse, a silicone hand, and access to the 1-hour and 42-minute video tutorial.
Watch and buy: HERE
I also just released a digital download of David Roth’s first set of lecture notes that he used to sell along with his Portable Hole manuscript during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The introductory sale price will end on Nov. 29.
►David Roth Lecture Notes #1:
David Roth was the most influential and creative coin magician in history. He literally revolutionized the way coin magic was performed and perceived. This is a digital copy of his very first set of lecture notes which was simply titled “A Lecture By David Roth.”
It contained the original routines that he wanted to perform, impress with, and teach at his lectures.
Contents: Winged Silver, Copper And Silver, The Optical Pass, Coin Box Routine, Continuous One-Hand Change, Chop Cup Routine (written by Darwin Ortiz), Chink-A-Chink, The Purse And Glass, and Three Coin Vanish. Bonus: David Roth’s Portable Hole manuscript which he sold at the lectures.
Get the download: HERE
►BACK IN STOCK:
Just received a shipment from George Joseph. If you have been trying to get a copy of his Hand Mucking book or his Vegas Lounge Cut book, they are both back in stock. As usual he agreed to autograph all our copies.
This book has become an underground classic and many copies of the first edition have been sold for more than $100. The full title is, “Hand Mucking: The Art Of Switching Cards In Play.”
There are no magic tricks discussed. It was written for both card cheaters and magicians who might want to incorporate these sleight of hand techniques into their hobby of profession. It discusses the many ways to switch cards that are in play which would mean during a game for gamblers and during a magic routine for magicians.
Get a copy: HERE
►Vegas Lounge Cut:
George Joseph moved to Las Vegas in 1974 and since that time he has done everything imaginable. He has dealt with cheating, surveillance and even had multiple encounters with the mob. Joseph befriended celebrities, athletes and even married Joe Louis’ daughter Candice.
This book is part memoire and part joke book. You get to share many stories about magic, magicians, gambling, gamblers, showbiz, family and along the way read hundreds of Vegas themed jokes that he has collected. That’s right. At its heart it is a gambling joke book!
Get a copy: HERE
Added some new/old items to my eBay auctions. All auctions will expire on Sunday night. It is not ideal to end auctions on holidays so you will be able to get them at a bargain.
A direct link to the auction: HERE
A direct link to my eBay store: HERE
Dec. 4: Comix @ Mohegan Sun Casino: HERE
Stay happy, Meir
PS: Don’t spend all your money on those Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales (which now last around a month). Leave some for me! Have a nice holiday.
“…That is because all of your work was done before the effect began. You can now concentrate on the presentation.”
…Daryl (Psychological Assembly, 1985)