Tom Craven - My (Almost) 50 Years In Magic
Craven, Tom
Tom Cravon (2011)
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Hardcover 978-0-692-01444-8
USA  eng
Craven, Tom: My (Almost) 50 Years in Magic
©2011 Tom Craven, OH
Hardcover, 8.5x11", 190 pages
ISBN: 978-0-692-01444-8

Comments: Over 160 effects spanning almost 50 years of Tom Craven's magic career. Black and white illustrations.

Contents:

1 Super Speller
3 The Stock Answer
5 Tom Craven's Datebook Miracle
7 Baby Hummer
8 A Real Prediction
9 Is It Here?—or There?
11 Craven’s Pyramid Aces
12 Aces Only Triumph
14 Not Really Triumph
15 Countdown Triumph
16 Top Ten
17 My Card Is
18 The Cutting Sequence (for the aces)
19 Cut N' Count Double
20 Goody Goody
21 Incomplete Faro Jog Control
22 Double Crosser
23 Blank(et) Prediction — I
24 A Perfect (Mis) Match
25 Another Aussie
25 Do You Have a Card?
26 Tom Craven’s Homing Card
27 Dot’s It!
28 Craven’s Signed Card To Case
30 Automatic Top Change
30 Calling The Cards
31 The 27-Card Trick
32 Tom Craven's Psychic Cards
34 Name That Card
35 Three By Two
37 Rising Sandwich
38 Expanded 10-20 Force
40 Blank(et) Prediction — II
41 Spin Change
42 End Over Aces
46 End Over Extra
47 Joking Queens
50 Signed, Sealed, and Numbered
51 TripleHeader
52 Triple Choice
53 Straight Slam/Straight Prediction
55 Head to Head
56 Tally-Ho One-Way
57 The Match
58 Plugging the Keyhole
59 King Butt
60 You Think of a Card I’ll Name It
61 Bicycle Aces
62 Two Card Red Card
63 A Lot of ESP
64 1/4ly
65 Cartying on With the Magnetic Searcher
66 No Chance to Reconstruct
67 First Variation
68 Colorfull
69 Australian Aces Revisited
70 Unlink (With a Ring)
72 A + B(B-100+) Book Test

75 Double G. W. Hunter
76 Merry Christmas
77 The Perfect Restaurant Approach
78 The Groby Prediction
79 Spirit Hank (Expanded)
81 The Caps Prediction
83 Loopy Loop/Ending
84 Your Choice #1
85 Your Choice #2
86 Ring Off
87 Okito Glass Routine
88 Silver to Copper
89 Psi-Handkerchief
90 The Z Test
91 Shadows
92 Your Choice — or Mine?
92 Heads or Tails
95 Color Transpositiong
96 Only Four
97 Propel-a-Coin
98 What? — A Knot?
99 Thanks to Sibbernsen
100 It’s the Pits!
100 A Change of Color
101 Four Coin Production
102 Open Coins Across
104 Four Coins and a Purse
107 New Easy Ring Load
108 The Ring Release
109 Double Quicksilver
110 Half Hitch Release
111 ESP(N)
112 Bandy’d About
114 Tom Craven’s Diminishing Cards
115 Thought Processes
117 Grand Theft
119 Knotrio
119 Color Chips
123 Incomplete Peek N’ Mix
124 Which Card’s Company?
125 Double Decker
126 Double Time
126 Craving for Craven #1
127 Craving for Craven #2
128 The Choice is Yours
128 The Choice is Yours Again
131 Straddle Faro and The Keeper
132 The Keeper Shuffle
132 Top and Bottom Keeper
133 A Principle Within A Principle
134 The Psychic Cards
136 Keeper Finder
137 Keeper Sneaker I
138 Keeper Sneaker II
138 Keeper Sneaker III
139 TC on JQ’s Keeper
139 Key Card Keeper
141 3/4 = 2/6
142 3/4 = 2/6 Follow Up
143 Down The Ladder
144 Keeper Fooler I
144 Keeper Fooler II
144 Top or Bottom?
145 Only The Twos
146 Killer Keeper
147 Double Count Down
148 Four Ace Production
149 Beam's Favorite
151 #1 Finds #2
151 A Keeper Sandwich
152 Another Keeper Sandwich — I
153 Another Keeper Sandwich — II
153 One Last Sandwich
154 My Open Prediction
156 Postal Exchange
157 Glass Backwards
159 Wizard Updates
159 Craven/Harlan Wizard
160 Ultimate Telephone
161 Fantastic Card Trick
162 Easy Roll Over Flush
162 M-L-C Elusive Jacks
165 Bi-Phonery I
167 Bi-Phonery II
168 Signature Transposition
169 Selected Suit Divination
170 The Pairable
171 CCAAN
172 More Than Moracle
174 Mental Stop on my Card!
174 Mental Nick
177 The Urge to Stop
177 Impossible Three-Card Catch
179 C.B.E.
179 C.B.J.
180 Color Blind
181 Marked Cards
183 A Gambler's Demonstration
184 Aussie Tables For Under-Down Deal & Down-Under Deal
185 Blue Collar Aces
187 Name and Card
189 Backward Magic
190 Backward Theme — Signed Card To Wallet




Credits
Illustrator Sid Lorraine
Product Details
Extras Autographed
No. of Pages 190
First Edition Yes
Rare Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf E
Condition Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
Tom Craven (magician)

Tom Craven goes out on a lecture tour from time to time and occasionally appears at magic conventions. Tom sat down with me recently for a podcast when he lectured in Houston, That podcast appears here on The Magic Word on November 16, 2011. But for those of you who may not know Tom, here are a few highlights from his (almost) 50 years in magic.
• First person to receive the "Spirit Of Magi-Fest" Award, Columbus Ohio
• One of only two people to have attended all 41 of the Fechter’s Finger Flicking Frolic (F.F.F.F.) Conventions
•Guest Of Honor F.F.F.F. in 1987
•10 time winner of the IBM Ring #2 “Magician Of The Year”
•Trade Show Worker Full Time, 1977-1984
•Worked the Close-Up Gallery at the Magic Castle 1981, 1985, 1989, 2009, 2010
•Worked the Parlor at the Magic Castle 2011

Tom has been a magician for nearly 50 years. Hence the title of his new book. He has performed a number of times at the famous Hollywood Magic Castle. He has taught magic at Akron University, Polk Community College and Maplewood Joint Vocational School. He has written numerous articles for magic magazines and even has his own monthly column in The Linking Ring (the International Brotherhood of Magicians monthly magazine). Tom also lectures all over the United States and Canada to the magic fraternity and is one of four people who have attended every one of the 41 Fechter’s Finger Flicking Frolic close-up conventions where he was once the Guest of Honor. Tom is a very good close-up performer and works well in any corporate event.