Written by Michael Close

1993
Work of Michael Close

138 pages (Spiralbound), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Homer Liwag.
Language: English

(36 entries)

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Michael Close Introduction
  • SOB 2000 and Carlo's Three Laws
  • About The Stand-Up Routines
  • About This Book
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Michael Close The Big Surprise signed fake contract travels folded to container
Also published here 5
Michael Close Folding the Contract secret folding method while "contract" is placed into pocket, could be used for jumbo cards
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Michael Close Presentation
  • The First Barrier
  • The Big Lie
  • Dr. Nagler's Study
  • We're Back Home
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Michael Close, Larry West A Visit from Rocco using giant bills
Variations 20
Michael Close, John Cornelius You Axed For It ring to box, appears to be at several places at once
Inspired by
  • "My Lady's Ring" (John Cornelius)
Variations
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Michael Close Patter
  • The Purpose of Patter
  • Delivering Patter
  • Thinking on Your Feet
  • Humor
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Michael Close Patter for Pavel's "Fantastic Knot" presentation
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Michael Close Technique
  • We Go to Music School
  • Magic Books
  • No That I've Got It, What Do I Do?
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Michael Close On Palming general discussion of classic palm with headings
  • The Grip
  • The Swing Points
  • The Pivot Point
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S. W. Erdnase, Michael Close The Erdnase Bottom Palm
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Michael Close After the Palm what to do after bottom palm
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Paul LePaul, Michael Close, Edward Marlo The Left Hand Diagonal Palm
Inspired by 50
Tenkai Ishida, Michael Close The Left Hand Peek Steal
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Harry Riser Peek Handling
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Michael Close, Dai Vernon Transfers, Top Palms, and Shifting the Grip
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Michael Close How to Avoid "Framing"
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Michael Close Loose Ends replacing palmed cards
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Michael Close Take a Letter signed alphabet card is found in paper bag by shooting a pin in it
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Michael Close The Incredible Peeked Prediction free selection predicted in wallet (palming method)
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Michael Close Naturalness and Motivation
  • Doin' What Comes Naturally
  • Uniformity
  • Motivating Sleight of Hand
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Michael Close The Ooh-Ah Bird origami bird lays egg with prediction in it
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Michael Close Criss Cross Force Handling
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Michael Close, Dai Vernon, Wallace Galvin Origami Bill Production origami bill produced from handkerchief
Inspired by 79
Michael Close The Too Perfect Theory
  • What is Magic?
  • Method vs "Sell"
  • Some Examples
  • One More Example
  • A Corollary
Related to 84
Michael Close Chicken Teryaki coin through hand, c/s transpo
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Unknown Palm Change
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Michael Close Analysis and Conviction
  • Convincing the Audience
  • A General Approach
  • Analysis
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Michael Close The Incredible Growing Toothpick
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Michael Close Ethics
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Michael Close We're all B*z*s on this Bus clown faces appear on blank cards
Variations 104
Philip T. Goldstein, Michael Close Haback Count Variation flushtration hamman count combo
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Michael Close Down for the Count vampire teeth appear in mouth
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Michael Close Audience Management
  • Elmsley's Approach
  • Authority
  • We Meet the Enemy
  • Patter
  • Maintaining Control
Related to
  • Collected Works of Alex Elmsley, Vol. 1, p. 15-17
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Michael Close The Card, The Forehead, And The Salt Shaker card on forehead, under salt shaker, deck under salt shaker, 51 cards to pocket combo
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Michael Close The Double Bar
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