Close -Up Cavalcade.
Jerry Mentzer
Jerry Mentzer (1975)
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Hardcover B000ZGJYOW
USA  eng
Mentzer, Jerry: Close-Up Cavalcade
©1973 Jerry Mentzer; First printing
©1975 Jerry Mentzer; Third printing
Hardcover, 165 pages

Abebooks price range 25.00 - 35.00
2nd of 2 copies

Comments: B&W photos, sometimes not too clear. The first of three in Jerry's excellent Close-Up Cavalcade series featuring close up magic with almost no card effects. Each volume has a good selection of routines, so it is difficult to recommend any one over another (depends on what kind of routines you like!).

Contents:

1 Introduction
3 Commentary: on the nature and performance of close up magic

9 Chapter One: Rings and Ropes
11 Repeat Ring Release (Dr. Dan McDonald): a finger ring penetrates a rope several times (gimmicked)
18 Ring (Ray Grismer): a borrowed finger ring is magically removed from a rope (from May 71 issue of Genii)
25 Professor's Incubus (Roger Sylwester): handling of "Professor's Nightmare" or "Equally Unequal Ropes" (from Heirophant Number 3)
30 Three Rope False Count: for the above effect
31 Unequal Ropes: restoring the ropes to original condition so they can be examined
34 Quicksilver (Rick Johnsson): a bracelet size ring rises up and penetrates a rope
(no gimmicks)

39 Chapter Two: Cigarettes
41 Gee Whiz - It's Spiked (Jack Chanin): a lit cigarette vanishes and appears, turns into a railroad spike, and then appears again.
43 Close Up Cigarette Routine (Christian): a cigarette routine in which a cigarette is torn and restored, changes to a dollar bill, and then back to a cigarette
50 Smoker's Interludes - I Magnetic Matches: a borrowed cigarette clings to a matchbook
52 Smoker's Interludes - II Match Vanish: a match is lit, blown out, and vanishes (TT)

55 Chapter Three: Coins
57 Texture Expanded (Dan Tong): coin through handkerchief, can be used with Dai Vernon's Expansion of Texture or stand alone
62 Champagne Coins (Dan Tong): Four half dollars to Champagne glass. No gimmicks.
68 The Half Crown Affair (Horace Bennett): an English Half Crown and American Penny transpose several times, then the Half Crown changes into a "jumbo" penny in the spectator's hand
74 Poker Chip Chicanery (Jerry Mentzer): poker chips are produced from a handkerchief, then change color, then transform into a silver dollar
79 Matrix Coin Trick (Al Schneider): Schnieder's famous coin assembly described. No gimmicks and no extra coins.
87 Magnet Matrix (Jerry Mentzer): a gimmicked version
91 Miracle Coins Thru Playing Cards: a coin repeatedly penetrates a playing card and falls into a glass (gimmick)
96 Stand Up Quarter and Half Penetration (Tony Kardyro): Impromptu. A quarter and half dollar penetrate the back of the performer's hand
98 3 Coin Moves (Jerry Mentzer): A trio of vanishes. Cartwheel Re-Visited, Goshman Pinch vanish, Goshman Pinch Quick Vanish

105 Chapter Four: Misc.
107 Match Maneuvers (Charlie Miller): A paper napkin is signed and pushed into the fist; it vanishes and is replaced by a stream of matches. The napkin appears in a matchbox that has been in view from the start (from Magick #2 & #11)
110 4 Colors Get Together (Jerry Mentzer): a four coin assembly using poker chips
115 Something From Something and Sponge Shenanigans: (from Feb 71 Linking Ring)
116 Something From Nothing: sponge ball multiplies from one to two to three
119 Sponge Shenanigans: a sponge ball routine for three (four) sponges with a color change ending.
122 The Ring Transposition (Pavel): Three yellow rings and three red rings transpose in various phases of this effect (rings are 1.5" plastic washers)
126 Improved Gypsy Torn and Restored Thread (Tony Spina): a clever approach to the torn and restored thread from a spool trick

132 Chapter Five: Paper Money
134 Two Dollar Bill Tear: a two dollar bill is apparently "torn" into two singles
140 Money Mastery (Jack Chanin): a dollar is torn and is restored in the spectator's hand
142 Buck-A-Reno (Larry West): four ones are counted to four, then turned over and counted to eight, then a five and three ones appears, making 8 dollars!

149 Chapter Six: Mental
151 X Marks the Spot (Jerry Mentzer): the spectator chooses the "odd" business card (Olram Subtlety)
152 Hillbilly Bills (Walt Rollins): Spectator impales one of four bills ($1, $5, $10, $20) on the table with a safety pin. Performer reveals he has impaled one of his four bills, the matching denomination! (uses key from linking pin set)
155 Spirit Writing (Jerry Mentzer): the name of a selected (borrowed) item appears on a balled up paper and is found to have vanished from a business card onto which it was written
159 Match Weight (Arthur Emerson): Magician states he can "weigh" a matchbook to determine which one is missing a match. In the process, all the matches vanish from the book.




B&W photos, sometimes not too clear. The first of three in Jerry's excellent Close-Up Cavalcade series featuring close up magic with almost no card effects. Each volume has a good selection of routines, so it is difficult to recommend any one over another (depends on what kind of routines you like!).
Product Details
Edition 3rd printing
No. of Pages 165
Original Publication Year 1973
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf Q
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor