Darwin's Thumb Tip#1 Secrets
Darwin, Gary
American Printing (1984)
In Collection
#2748
10*
Conjuring
Magic tricks
Paperback 
USA  eng
Darwin, Gary: Darwin's Thumb Tip Secrets #1
©1984 1st Edition, American Printing, Las Vegas, NV
Paper, stapled, 19 pages

Comments (Cosanostra Magic): Foreword by Reveen. "Darwin has put more thought into the thumb tip than anyone else in the history of magic. He is truly the king of the thumb tip." The twenty-five effects presented in this book on the subject, are audience tested and consequently not based on mere armchair conjecture.As the many working "pros" who frequent Mr. Darwin's Wednesday night magic club will attest, they have all been "red-eyed guinea pigs" to all the effects in this book! Quote: "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

Contents:

1 Lit Match Production
2 Smoke Prod. & Match Restoration
3 Cig. Thru Quarter Climax
4 Cig. Vanish & Production
5 Modern Cig. Vanish
5 Wadman's Vanish
6 Lance Burton's Salt Pinch Move
7 One Hand Coin Production
8 Improved Dime & Penny
9 Comedy Watch Destruction
10 Cut & Restored Rubber Band
11 Burst & Restored Balloon
12 Improved Cut & Restored Cord
13 Disappearing Silk in Spectator's Hand
14 Reverse Silk Vanish
15 Disintegrating Kleenex
16 Silk Transportation
17 Handcuff Escape
17 Comedy Shoot-out
17 Give Aways
17 Giant Rope in Vase
17 Tony Miller's Dollar to Finger Ring
17 Modern Emery Board
18 Torn & Restored Kleenex
19 Thumb Tip Vanish




Product Details
LoC Classification 80-53123
No. of Pages 19
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf E
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
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.

Trivia:
•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.

Quote:

"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