Paul Harris effects not included in AoA

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Paul Harris effects not included in the compilation Art of Astonishment:

Most of the effects in Close up Kinda Guy were not used in AOA. They struck a deal with Tannen's Magic (who own the rights) where they would only be allowed to choose seven effects for AOA. A couple of items in there had been published in other places, so they got a few more than seven. Paul really didn't want Hey there Baby Cakes in AOA but Eric Mead thought it was funny.

    • Be Bop - a card change using the card box.
    • Language of the Cards - Three cards selected, first two revealed by arranging tabled cards into letters 7H, 10S, last selection dealt to but card dealt to is wrong, card split into three, all three selections.
    • Whirlpool - A spiral in the general shape of a backwards '6' is torn in a card. The audience is unaware of this. Another card spirals downward through the prepared card in the manner of an object whirling down a drain. The damaged card in then restored. In the effect description it reads, in part: "an indescribably weird layer-by-layer penetration, destruction and restoration of a playing card."
    • Double Suicide - Spectator holds King of Hearts at fingertips, Ace of Spades balanced on back of hand, deck placed on Ace, Ace travels to join King.
    • Bad Estimate - Card selected, magician counts down seven cards, selection not there but on top, selection buried in pack, seven cards counted again, still not there, seven cards counted again, no sign of selection, magician cuts seven card packet in half, gives half to spectator, magician and spectator somehow have one card each, two cards put together, counted one after the other seven times, selection appears.
    • Mike's Dwarf by Mike Powers - deck has shrunk to half size.
    • Mr. Biller's Wild Ride by Steve Biller - Four Jacks turn face up one at a time, then change to four Aces, one Jack removed ends up in magician's pocket, one in deck, one in card case, spectator sitting on fourth one.
    • HardCore Travelers - Aces travel one at a time out of magician's hand to table.
    • Pyramid - King displayed and placed face down on table, deck placed on top of King, leaving behind three cards in Magician's hand in shape of triangular prism, deck cut and cut completed, deck riffled at prism, which is dismantled to show King.
  • Close-Up Seductions (1984)
    • Sleight-of-ear - adding the element of sound to a two card transposition you buy a "delay" to the method.
  • Genii 1985 September


Paul Harris Navigation
Books Magic of Paul Harris (1976) Paul Harris Reveals Some of His Most Intimate Secrets (1976) Supermagic (1977) Las Vegas Close Up (1978) Close-Up Entertainer (1979) Close Up Fantasies Book I (1980) Close Up Fantasies Book II (1980) Close Up Fantasies Finale (1981) Close-Up Kinda Guy (1983) Brainstorm in the Bahamas (1983) Close-Up Seductions (1984) Secrets of the Astonishing Executive (1991) Art of Astonishment (1996)
Manuscripts Super Swindle (1976) Cardboard Connection (1977) Return of the Bizarre Shrink (1977) Inner Circle (1980) P.H. Breakthrough (1981) Immaculate Connection (1983)
Lecture Notes and Products Vanishing Deck (1973) Inside/Close up (1976) Signed Card in Match Box (1976) Twilight (1979) Hard Boiled Quarter (1980) Solid Deception (1980) Screwed Deck (1991) Portable Smoke (c.1992) Night Shades (c.1993) Cardian Angels (1995) Naked Angels on Bikes (2000) Reality Twister (2000) Lip Smacker (2000) Twilight Angels (2000) Deep Astonishment (2004) One and Only (2005) Deep Astonishment II (2006)
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