Darwin's 101 Thumb Tip Tricks
Darwin, Gary
Geno Munari (1995)
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Magic tricks
USA  eng
Darwin, Gary: Darwin's 101 Thumb Tip Tricks
©1994 2nd Printing, Geno Munari
Paper, 24 pages

2nd of 2 copies


1 Foreword (Harry Blackstone)
2 Introduction (Gary Darwin)

3 Thumb Tip Technique
3 The Tuck
3 The Push
4 The Lance Burton Pinch
4 The Finger Palm
4 The Darwin Reverse Steal #1
5 The Darwin Steal #2 Move
5 Steal #3 Move
5 Dai Vernon's Kick Steal #4
6 The Steal #5
6 The Darwin Production #1
6 Production #2
7 The T.T. Dump

7 The Tricks
7 Silk Vanish
7 Silk Production
7 Lance Burton's Salt Vanish
7 Sugar Vanish
7 Lighted Cigarette Vanish in Hanky
7 Michael Skinner's Favorite Lit Cigarette Vanish Into Bare Fist
7 Jay Marshall's Multi-Lit Match Vanish
8 Coin Vanish
8 Coin Production
8 Sugar to Candy
8 Broken (Torn) & Restored Cigarette
8 Broken & Restored Toothpick
8 Cut & Restored String
8 Cut & Restored Rope
8 Norm Nielsen's Favorite Burnt & Restored Napkin
9 Burnt & Restored Match
9 Flash Cigarette Vanish
9 Silk From Dollar Bill
9 Liquid Suspension
9 Liquid Vanish
9 Silk From Purse Frame

9 Quick T.T. Tricks
9 Igor Polo's Nuts On Bolt Trick
9 Bob Fenton's Linking Paper Clips
9 Darwin's Safety First
10 Darwin's Quick Coins
10 Making Of A Cigarette
10 Cosmo's Sugar Trick
10 Darwin's Giveaway Idea
10 Geno Munari's Instant Popcorn
10 Geoffrey Hansen's Diminishing Coin
10 Darwin's Cigarette Stretch
10 Fielding West's Cellophane To Marble
10 Johnny Aladdin's Rabbit Finale
10 Roger Burget's Grape Fun
10 Allison Kerr's She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not
11 The Ketchup Mystery
11 Penn & Teller's Macho Cigarette
11 Richard Ballen's Diminishing Cigarette
11 Tim White's Snake Eyes
11 Darwin `S Restored Balloon
11 Reveen's Stamping Out A Coin
11 Darwin's Roach Rip-Off
11 Dondrake's - High Humidity
11 Darwin's Big Tipper
11 Julie Detmer's Linking Chain
11 Vince Sidoti's Shake The Dice
12 Sucker Restored Match
12 Scott Tokar `S Evaporating Ice
12 Sucker Silk Vanish (For Magicians)
12 Daniel Cros' Silver Dust
12 Matthew Munari's How To Pick Up A Girl With A T.T.
12 Karrel Fox's Chain Smoker
12 Sid Schumacher's Nuclear Meltdown

12 Some More Involved Effects
12 Looy Simonoff's Salt Mystery
13 Darwin's Improved Nickels To Dimes
13 Darwin's Improved Imp Bottle
13 Darwin's Prayer Vase - Vase Of Allah - Rope In Vase
13 Siegfried & Roy's Goldfish Creation
13 Darwin's Phantom Smoke
13 Darwin's Psychic Surgery
13 Wadman's Salty Beer
13 Vanishing Cigarette In Mouth
14 Silk Or Coil From Mouth
14 Needle Through Thumb
14 Silvan's T.T. Spirit Cloth
14 Silk Penetration
14 Darwin's Restored Flash Paper
14 Terry Nosek's Coin Change
15 Jordan Hahn's Penetration
15 Ricki Dunn's Improved Move
15 Jack Chanin's Silk Production
15 Geno Munari's Silk To Pocket
15 Darwin's Silk To Pocket
15 Darwin's Instant Diet
15 Igor Polo's Idea
16 Large Paper Napkin Vanish
16 Ez Card Location
16 Dixie Dooley Zombie Levitation
16 Murphy's Law
16 Gene Rose's Cheese Sandwich Gag
16 Instant Dehydration
17 Chuck Kirchner's Vanishing Water In Cup
17 Death Wish
17 Tim Carlson's Big Bang Theory
17 A Well Balanced Magician
17 Darwin's T.T. Teamwork
17 Geno Munari's Thread Gag
17 How To Make Dough
17 Tomsoni's Fly Gag
18 Darwin's Rubber Band Restoration
18 Al Baker's Thumb Through Hanky Gag
18 Geno Munari's Gypsy Thread
18 Robert Nash's Rattle Bars
18 Handcuff Escape
18 Bank Night
19 Darwin's Religious Coat
19 Lifesaver Penetration
19 Silk To Purse
19 Mari Zurbano's Joy Buzzer Gag
19 Darwin's Silk To Dove
19 Bonus Trick The Trick To End All Tricks (Torture Tacks)
20 Second Bonus Surprise! A Sweet Gift From Blackstone
20 Concluding Remarks

Product Details
No. of Pages 24
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf E
Condition Near Mint
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