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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. {{Youtube Thumb|uMM9PealJ5E|350|Performing 3 shell game}}
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'''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 ==
 
== Biography ==
Son of Spanish immigrants, he decided to become a magician after seeing a performance of [[Fu Manchu]].
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The son of Spanish immigrants, Garcia decided to become a magician after seeing a performance of [[Fu Manchu]]. {{Youtube|LJJrTXlz1WM}}
  
 
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.
 
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.
  
Co-founder (with [[George Schindler]]) of the New York's School for Magicians
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He was co-founder (with [[George Schindler]]) of the [[New York School for Magicians]].
  
 
== Bibliography ==
 
== Bibliography ==
  
* [[Garcia on Sponge Balls]] (1960)
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* [[Frank Garcia's Sponge Balls]] (1959)
* [[Garcia on Billiard Balls]] (1960)
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* [[Frank Garcia's Billiard Balls]] (1960)
* [[Marked Cards And Loaded Dice]] (1962) which was later released as [[How To Detect Crooked Gambling]] (1977)
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* [[Marked Cards And Loaded Dice]] (1962) which was later released as [[How to Detect Crooked Gambling: Marked Cards and Loaded Dice]] (1977)
* [[Wild Card]] (1962)
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* [[MacDonald's $100 Routine]] - [[New Stars of Magic]] (1972)
 
* [[MacDonald's $100 Routine]] - [[New Stars of Magic]] (1972)
 
* [[Million Dollar Card Secrets]] (1972)
 
* [[Million Dollar Card Secrets]] (1972)
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* [[Amedeo's Continental Magic]] (co-authored with [[George Schindler]]) (1974)
 
* [[Amedeo's Continental Magic]] (co-authored with [[George Schindler]]) (1974)
 
* [[All In A Nutshell]] (1974)  
 
* [[All In A Nutshell]] (1974)  
* [[Million Dollar Card Secrets]] (1975)
 
 
* [[Magic With Cards]] (with [[George Schindler]])(1974)
 
* [[Magic With Cards]] (with [[George Schindler]])(1974)
 
* [[Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic]] (1976)
 
* [[Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic]] (1976)
 
* [[Wild Card Miracles]] (1977)
 
* [[Wild Card Miracles]] (1977)
* [[How to Detect Crooked Gambling]] (re-release of [[Marked Cards and Loaded Dice]]) (1977)
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* [[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)
 
* [[Don't Bet On It!]] (treatise on the [[three card monte]]) (1978)
 
* [[Real Secrets of the Three Ball Routines]] (1978)
 
* [[Real Secrets of the Three Ball Routines]] (1978)
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* [[Exclusive Card Miracles]] (1980)
 
* [[Exclusive Card Miracles]] (1980)
 
* [[The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian]] (1980)
 
* [[The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian]] (1980)
* [[Close Up Magic of Frank Garcia Part One]] (1982)
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* [[Close-Up Magic of Frank Garcia, Part 1 & 2]] (1982)
* [[Close Up Magic of Frank Garcia Part Two]] (1982)
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==References==
 
==References==
 
 
* Photo [[Genii 1953 April]]
 
* Photo [[Genii 1953 April]]
 
* Cover [[Genii 1977 September]]
 
* Cover [[Genii 1977 September]]
 
* Obit [[Genii 1993 September]]
 
* Obit [[Genii 1993 September]]
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* Richard Kaufman's personal remembrance of Frank Garcia appeared in MAGIC, September 1993, page 51.
  
 
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Revision as of 12:49, 18 February 2013

Frank Garcia
BornFrank Garcia
May 8, 1927
DiedJuly 15, 1993 (age 66)

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

References

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