CLOSE-UP TABLE MAGIC DVD
Before Street Magic, before Restaurant
Magic and before Walk Around Magic there was Table Magic where a magician
would join audiences at their table in a restaurant or bar and entertain
Karl Norman has spent more than 50 years as
a professional magician and on this DVD he explains the routines he uses when performing close-up
Karl also performed behind the bar at the famed Forks Hotel in Buffalo, New
York for more than 25 years and shares the routines he used when working
with Eddie Fechter. In addition to learning all the magic on this DVD you will
experience Karl's charming, funny and often corny presentations that make
him a lovable magician and entertainer.
Routines performed and explained:
Coin Collection: A copper, silver, brass coin box routine using three
coins from different countries that jump from hand to hand, appear in the
box, change places with the box and for a finale the box becomes a solid
slug of brass.
Hole: A double backed red card with a big hole in it and four double
backed blue cards are used for some impossible transpositions and color
Coin In The Bottle: A half dollar is made to penetrate the center of a
bottle that is being held by a spectator. The coin falls out of the bottle
just as easily.
Invisible Sky Hook: A knot tied on a rope is ripped off and hung on an
imaginary sky hook. The invisible knot is now plucked from the air and
appears back on the rope.
Routine: Karl's routine for the Sympathetic Matchboxes where two boxes
act unnaturally when one drawer is closed or opened the drawer in the second
box opens and closes on its own. The finale to the routine uses a matchbox
with a slit cut through it where a ribbon is threaded and unthreaded through
the opening. What makes it impossible is a solid piece of steel that has
been in the box the whole time.
Shrinking Giant: Two red cards a black card are displayed. The black
card is placed in between the two red cards as it is seen to grow to twice
its length and then twice its width. The routine concludes with the black
card shrinking into a miniature card.
To The Case: A signed card vanishes from the deck and appears inside a
card case that was in full view throughout the routine.
Card On The Forehead: A card is thought-of and a card is placed on your
forehead. Amazingly the card on the forehead turns out to be the thought-of
Flight: A borrowed finger ring vanishes under impossible conditions and
appears inside a key case.
Of A Quarter: Two cards are selected. One is cut into quarters and
changes places with the first selected card that is being held by a
spectator. The four pieces are gathered and restored to a whole card.
In The Cigarette: A corner is ripped off a borrowed bill and the bill is
placed in an envelope. The bill vanishes and appears inside a borrowed
cigarette. The previously ripped corner matches perfectly to the bill in the
Card Routines: Two selected cards are lost in the deck. A spectator
names a number from 10-20. You cut that number of cards and find the first
card. The second card is found by the spectator. Another card is selected
and found in your pocket.
Pins: A quick routine with two safety pins that penetrate each other,
move across the length of a handkerchief, penetrate through a handkerchief
and finally link to each other.
On The Ceiling: Karl's best known routine that is currently being used
by most bar magicians. A signed card is lost in the deck. Rubber bands are
placed around the deck and the deck is tossed at the ceiling. The deck falls
back down but the signed card remains stuck to the ceiling.
Three Shell Game: The classic gambling game using three metal shells and
a pea where the spectators cannot follow where the pea is. The routine
builds as the sequences become more impossible and concludes with a surprise
The Nuts: Karl's handling to Finn Jonn's brilliant routine where a nut
and a bolt separate under impossible conditions.
And Restored Cigarette: A borrowed cigarette is torn in half and
A Meir Yedid Magic product. Produced by Medien
Service-Weber. Directed by Mike Porstmann. Original release date: April
2004. Running time: Approximately 1 hour 50 minutes.
|Special DVD Features:
access to performances and explanations
Dolby Digital sound
Encoded for worldwide viewing
DVD: US $34.95