Darwin's Inexpensive Illusions - How to do a complete illusion show with everyday household objects!
Darwin, Gary
Gary Darwin (1996)
In Collection
Magic tricks
USA  eng
Darwin, Gary: Darwin's Inexpensive Illusions
©1996 Gary Darwin, NV
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 10x12", 25 pages

Comments: "How to do a complete illusion show with everday household objects! Over 40 inexpensive illusions! & Over 150 illustrations!"

Contents (from book ToC, some page numbers estimated):

I Foreword (Lance Burton)
1 The Mummy Illusion
2 The Black Art Table
3 Darwin's Exchange
8 Darwin's Appearing Assistant
9 Darwin's Improved Grant's Victory Carton
10 Darwin's Improved DeKolta Chair
10 Darwin's Improved Shadow Illusion
10 Darwin's Shadow Production
11 Darwin's Levitation
11 Darwin's Girl From Card Table
11 Darwin's Transposition Illusion
12 Bumps In The Night
12 Film To Life
12 Tip-Over Box
13 Costume Box
13 Spirit Box
13 Sword Box
14 Artist Dream
14 Doll House
15 Stretching A Woman
15 Ark Illusion
15 Poptent Illusion (Darwin)
16 Darwin's 3 Table Illusion
16 Darwin's Diminishing Lady
17 Darwin's Penetration
17 Darwin's Vamptre Illusion
18 Darwin's Cremation Illusion
18 Victory Carton & Mummy Illusion Combo
19 The Mystery Exchange Illusion
19 Darwin's Improve Net Illusion
20 Darwin's Floating Lady
20 Darwin's Live TV
21 Sawing A Lady In Half
22 Harbin's Exchange Illusion
22 Darwin's See-Thru Production
23 Darwin's Girl From Bed
23 Darwin's Refrigerator Illusion
24 Darwin's Impromptu DeKolta Chair
24 Darwin's Bathing Beauty Production
25 Darwin's Life Guard Illusion
25 Darwin's World's Fastest Subtrunk

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