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Natural Selections

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Natural Selections
AuthorDavid Acer
PublisherCamirand Academy of Magic
Publication Date1995
Followed byNatural Selections, Volume II
Natural Selections, now out of print, features more than 30 sleights and routines with cards, coins, bills, rings, miniature cards, borrowed items, and more, including items by Barry Julien, Rick Bronson and Richard Sanders.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Professional Card Magic, Part 1

  • Lickety Flip
  • Four On The Floor (with Richard Sanders)
  • Cheap Labour
  • No Holes Barred
  • Cartes Blanches

CHAPTER 2: Sterling Silver

  • Money Flies
  • Cord Coin Holder

CHAPTER 3: The Plots Thicken

  • Missing Ink (with Rick Bronson)
  • Rink
  • The Spice Rack
  • Transposition Ring Flight

CHAPTER 4: Finesse

  • Split Three Ways
  • The Running Control
  • The Overload
  • The Trinary Cut
  • B.J.'s Honey Cut (Barry Julien)
  • The Kick Toss (Plus "Double Header" and "Hot Hands")

CHAPTER 5: Professional Card Magic, Part 2

  • The Camera Never Lies
  • S.S.T. (Straightforward Stand-Up Triumph)
  • Mini Fusion
  • Flying Colors
  • Initially Yours
  • Emotional Bonding

CHAPTER 6: Miracles with the Bill Switch

  • Richie's Double Bill Switch (Richard Sanders)
  • Around the World in 80 Dollars
  • Money For Nothing

CHAPTER 7: Showstoppers

  • The President's Message
  • Deckromancy
  • Swiss Pack

CHAPTER 8: On Stage

  • The Body Swap
  • Hyperventilate

A Few Highlights

  • CHEAP LABOUR: A card is chosen and removed, along with two indifferent cards. A stickman is then drawn on the back of a fourth card, and given the impossible task of finding the selection. True to the task, he multiplies and appears on the backs of all the cards in the four card packet, then they all vanishes but one - of course, it's the selection!
  • AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DOLLARS: The magician introduces a deck of cards, each of which has a country listed on the face, and has two countries chosen. The magician then borrows a bill and proceeds to change it into bills for each chosen country, and then changes the bill back to the original bill!
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