Darwin's Thumb TipThinking
Darwin, Gary
American Printing (1986)
In Collection
Magic tricks
USA  eng
Darwin, Gary: Thumb Tip Thinking
©1986 Gary Darwin, Las Vegas, NV
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 6x9, 20 pages

Comments: From the cover: "They say there's nothing new under the sun. Wrong! Here's 25 new thumb tip mysteries. Over 300 illustrations equal to private instruction."


i Foreword (Johnny Paul)
ii Introduction (Gary Darwin)

1 Thumb Tip Technique
1 Fitting of the TT
1 Showing Hands Empty
1 The Tuck
2 The Darwin Push
2 The Lance Burton Pinch
2 The Finger Palm
3 Darwin Cleans Up His Act: wet nap vanish
4 Darwin's Center Tear
5 Darwin's One Hand Color Changing Silk
6 Darwin's Sweet Prediction: candy prediction
7 Clarence J. Wollersheim's Dimes to Half Mystery
8 Dawrin's String to Chain
9 Darwin's Changing a Dollar Into Quarters
10 Darwin's Vanishing Salt From Dollar
11 Wadman's Ring on String
12 Darwin's Double Color Changing Silk
13 Darwin's Marble to Sand
13 Darwin's Egg to Dove
14 Darwin's Zinga Match Routine: with a book of matches
15 Jimmy Yoshida's Hawaiian Volcano: flames from a dollar
16 Jimmh Yoshida Bare Hand Silk Production
17 Darwin's Supernatural Cigarette Test
18 Darwin's Shocker!: bizarre magic where the magician loses a finger
19 Darwin's Quickies
19 - Darwin's Fireworks Production
19 - Wadman's Salt Gag
19 - Darwin's Moth Gag
19 - Darwin's Vacuum Cleaner
19 - Darwin's Salt Pour
19 - Darwin's Straw Wrapper to Silk
20 Darwin's Linking Chain
20 Darwin's Burnt & Restored String

Product Details
No. of Pages 20
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf E
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Gary Darwin

Born: September 19th, 1935 in Denver Colorado.

First trick: Darwin's grandfather performed a cigarette vanish for a six year old Darwin. A year later a family friend, Professor Lamont, plucked a silver dollar from his ear. From that moment Darwin was hooked on magic. Today Darwin is one of the top performers in Las Vegas. He is also a consummate collector, researcher, inventor, organizer, and writer.

Darwin has created over 500 magic effects. He's also written several magic books including: Darwin's Close Up Miracles, Darwin's Thumb Tip Secrets, Darwin's Thumb Tip Thinking, and Inexpensive Illusion.

Darwin's professional credits include performances at the Stardust, the Lido, Caesar's Palace, the Silver Bird, the Flamingo, the Desert Inn, the Mint, the MGM Grand, and resort hotels in Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Canada.

Darwin owns one of the largest magic libraries in the world. There are over 10,000 books in the library in addition to autographs, posters, and other magic related memorabilia. Darwin's home is a museum of all things magic.

Darwin is also the founder of the Darwin Magic Club. The Club has met every Wednesday Night for over 39 years. The club has over 500 members, and its roster includes many of the biggest names in magic.

•Darwin was the first magician featured in an afternoon show in Las Vegas history. A show called "Speaking of Girls".
•Darwin was the first person to escape from a straitjacket underwater.
•Darwin has the unique ability to hold his breath for an amazing 3 minutes and 20 seconds!
•Darwin won the Las Vegas Most Outstanding Swimmer award five years in a row.
•Darwin won the City Handball Championship eight times and the State title twice.


"I think the Thumb Tip is the greatest thing ever invented for the magician because it gives you the appearance of great sleight of hand instantly. The Thumb Tip is almost like Rock and Roll... You can do it the same day! It's the greatest gimmick ever invented, no doubt about it." -- Gary Darwin

"[Darwin is] the only man I've ever seen do the Downs' coin star with both hands..." -- J. B. Bobo