Frank Garcia & Bryan-Keith Taylor
1
 (1979)
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Frank Garcia & Bryan Taylor Photograph

Met Frank Garcia at the Springfield, MA. Lecture

Product Details
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Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
Frank Garcia
from Magicpedia

Born

Frank Garcia
May 8, 1927


Died

July 15, 1993 (age 66)


Categories

Books by Frank Garcia

Frank Garcia (May 8, 1927 - July 15, 1993) was a very popular magician who was known as "The Man With The Million Dollar Hands." His specialty was gambling scams and cheating.

Biography
The son of Spanish immigrants, Garcia decided to become a magician after seeing a performance of Fu Manchu.

As "The Gambling Investigator" he demonstrated and exposed cheating methods at tradeshows and to law enforcement organizations throughout the United States and on television shows.

He was co-founder (with George Schindler) of the New York School for Magicians.

Bibliography
Frank Garcia's Sponge Balls (1959)
Frank Garcia's Billiard Balls (1960)
Marked Cards And Loaded Dice (1962) which was later released as How to Detect Crooked Gambling: Marked Cards and Loaded Dice (1977)
MacDonald's $100 Routine - New Stars of Magic (1972)
Million Dollar Card Secrets (1972)
Farky Hollis Predicts (1972)
Super Subtle Card Miracles (1973)
Amedeo's Continental Magic (co-authored with George Schindler) (1974)
All In A Nutshell (1974)
Magic With Cards (with George Schindler)(1974)
Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic (1976)
Wild Card Miracles (1977)
How to Detect Crooked Gambling: Marked Cards and Loaded Dice (re-release of Marked Cards And Loaded Dice) (1977)
Don't Bet On It! (treatise on the three card monte) (1978)
Real Secrets of the Three Ball Routines (1978)
Bullseye (with Fr. Cyprian) New Stars of Magic (1978)
The Very Best of Cups and Balls (1979)
Exclusive Card Secrets (1980)
Exclusive Card Miracles (1980)
The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian (1980)
Close-Up Magic of Frank Garcia, Part 1 & 2 (1982)


References
Photo Genii 1953 April
Cover Genii 1977 September
Obit Genii 1993 September
Richard Kaufman's personal remembrance of Frank Garcia appeared in MAGIC, September 1993, page 51.

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Frank Garcia (magician)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Frank Garcia

Born
Frank Garcia
May 8, 1927
Manhattan, New York, USA

Died
July 15, 1993 (aged 66)

Cause of death natural causes

Nationality
American

Occupation
Magician, performer, teacher, author

Known for
sleight of hand, card magic, card sharp

Height
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

Spouse(s)
Betty Lou Field-Garcia (Moss)

Children
1

Frank Garcia (May 8, 1927 – July 15, 1993) was a magician and professional gambler. He was known as "The Man With The Million Dollar Hands." His specialty was gambling scams and cheating.

The son of Spanish immigrants, he decided to become a magician after seeing a performance of David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg.[1]

As "The Gambling Investigator" he demonstrated and exposed cheating methods at trade shows and to law enforcement organizations throughout the United States and on television shows. Frank Garcia wrote and lectured about the subject throughout his life.[2]

Garcia made "close-up" work his domain. His repertory of card manipulations, sponge-ball magic, cups and balls, and sleight-of-hand was highly regarded by his peers.[3]

Contents
1 Published works
2 Death
3 References

Published works

Garcia wrote 12 books in his life. The books were written about card cheating, gambling, and most especially close-up card magic. Some of his magic books are considered collectors items. His most famous books were:
Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic (1976)
Million Dollar Card Secrets (1972)
Super Subtle Card Miracles (1973)
Exclusive Card Secrets (1980)
Exclusive Card Miracles (1980)
The Close Up Card Magic of Frank Garcia, Part I (1982)
The Close Up Card Magic of Frank Garcia, Part II (1982)
Marked Cards And Loaded Dice (1962) which was later released as How To Detect Crooked Gambling (1977)
All In A Nutshell (1974)
Don't Bet On It ! (1978)
Magic With Cards (1974) (co-authored with George Schindler)
Amedeo's Continental Magic (co-authored with George Schindler)

Death

Frank died at age 66 on July 15, 1993 from a stroke in his apartment right before he was going to move in with his wife for the first time. His wife, Betty Moss, now lives alone with her son.[3]

References

1. "Biographies Page F-G".
2. "Frank Garcia - CardCheater.com".
3. Saxon, Wolfgang (July 20, 1993). "A Master Magician Who Aided the Police". The New York Times. Retrieved May 2, 2010.