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The Ron Bauer Private Studies Series is a series of 24 "annotated performance scripts" written by Ron Bauer and illustrated by Sandra Kort. The first 12 were originally published by John Luka's Magic by Mail in 1998-99. In late 1999, Sandra Kort began publishing the series at her Electronic Graphic Art Design Studio (E-GADS), and released expanded and revised editions of the first 12. There have also been several Ron Bauer Private Studies Special Editions.
- 1 Numbers 1-24
- 1.1 Purpose
- 1.2 #1 Ron Bauer's "Gadabout Coins Revisited"
- 1.3 #2 Ron Bauer's "Sudden Death Gypsy Curse"
- 1.4 #3 Tony Chaudhuri's "Feminine Side"
- 1.5 #4 Ron Bauer's "Butch, Ringo, & the Sheep"
- 1.6 #5 Ron Bauer's "Hornswoggled Again!"
- 1.7 #6 Ron Bauer's "Owed to Poker Dan"
- 1.8 #7 Ron Bauer's "Dixie"
- 1.9 #8 Ron Bauer's "The Cursed Ring"
- 1.10 #9 Ron Bauer's "Fair & Sloppy"
- 1.11 #10 Charlie Miller's "Left-Handed Hank"
- 1.12 #11 Ron Bauer's "Mechanical Deck"
- 1.13 #12 Paul Chosse's "Bar Bill Stunt"
- 1.14 #13 Senator Crandall's "Cut-Up Card Trick"
- 1.15 #14 Ron Bauer's "Four Squares and a Knot"
- 1.16 #15 Ron Bauer's "Siamese Goose Egg Bag"
- 1.17 #16 Ed Marlo's "Time Machine"
- 1.18 #17 Ron Bauer's "Second Finger Top Deal"
- 1.19 #18 Ron Bauer's "Xerox Money"
- 1.20 #19 Milt Kort's "All-Outs Think-of-a-Card"
- 1.21 #20 Ron Bauer's "That's the Spirit!"
- 1.22 #21 Brother Hamman's "Final(ly) Aces"
- 1.23 #22 Jim Bergstrom's "Hat Trick"
- 1.24 #23 Bob Longe's "Worn Out Deck"
- 1.25 #24 Don Alan's "Sneaky Nudist Rides Again"
- 2 Special Editions
- 3 References
As of 2015, 21 of the 24 scripts in the series have been published. Still upcoming are #20 Ron Bauer's "That's the Spirit!", #23 Bob Longe's "Worn Out Deck", and #24 Don Alan's Sneaky Nudist Rides Again.
According to Bauer:
...each of the items in my series is an "annoted performance script." They're intended to help out those with aspirations to perform in front of the public and (now get this part) have something to say that is at least somewhat as clever and amusing as the trick. Sometimes, performing a trick for friends or doing a little show is a person's only chance to be clever in public. Having the words and some help on the technical details can (almost assuredly) make the difference between having some fun and volunteering for humiliation.
#1 Ron Bauer's "Gadabout Coins Revisited"
Description: This is a simple trick with three "lucky coins" that becomes gradually more puzzling until the surprise, stunning finish.
- "Anti-Talking Technique"
- "In the Well Vanish"
- "Repetition (as Preparation and Misdirection)"
#2 Ron Bauer's "Sudden Death Gypsy Curse"
Description: This is a packet trick that makes sense. It uses Tarot cards and offers a prize to any winner. You show how one of your relatives' game of Seven Card Monte backfired because he tried to cheat a Gypsy!
- "Segue with #8 'The Cursed Ring'"
- "Repairing and Aging Gypsy Curse Cards"
#3 Tony Chaudhuri's "Feminine Side"
Written by Ron Bauer. Illustrated by Sandra Kort. Second edition, revised and expanded, published by E-GADS in 2000, 20 pages. Originally published by John Luka's Magic by Mail in 1998, as #3 Tony Chaudhuri's Cross to the Feminine Side. 8 pages.
Description: From a regular deck of cards, you help a male spectator show everyone that he is VERY SENSITIVE because he can somehow(?) separate eight red from eight black cards.
- "Tag Lines and Punch Lines"
- "The Sham Psychology Theme"
- "A Real Man's Trick"
- "Some Relevant Background"
#4 Ron Bauer's "Butch, Ringo, & the Sheep"
Description: You act out your favorite Urban Legend with seven quarters and a ring that never stay where you put them, especially the third time.
- "Plot Construction"
- "Borrowing Can Stop the Show"
- "Han Ping Chien Move"
#5 Ron Bauer's "Hornswoggled Again!"
Description: You SHORT CHANGE a spectator out of a dollar, but when you show him your "sure-fire" defense, he has his revenge!
- "Casual Handling"
- "Fanning Powder Notes"
- "From the Left"
#6 Ron Bauer's "Owed to Poker Dan"
Written by Ron Bauer. Illustrated by Sandra Kort. Second edition, revised and expanded, published by E-GADS in 2001, 16 pages. Originally published by John Luka's Magic by Mail in 1998, as #6 Ron Bauer's Ode to Poker Dan. 12 pages.
Description: This is a packet trick that makes hilarious and mystifying sense. With the actual hand of cards played by an unfortunate gambler named Poker Dan, you illustrate how he used uncanny skill to win his last Poker game.
- "Story Telling"
- "Packet Trick Discrepancy"
- "Rhyming Patter"
#7 Ron Bauer's "Dixie"
Description: Using faux antique keepsakes of the Confederacy, three Dixie Cups, and a completely worthless $1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000+ bill, you perform a streamlined, fast and funny version of the "Cups and Balls."
- "Show and Tell"
- "Simplifying a Complicated Narrative"
- "Double Entendre Humor"
- "Rehearsing Procedures to Build Up the Presentation"
- "Fake Put Sequence"
- "The En Route Principle Explained"
- "Some Background on Dixie"
#8 Ron Bauer's "The Cursed Ring"
Description: You demonstrate how you can't give away your ring that carries a family curse.
- "Plot Construction"
- "The Fake Put On"
- "Some Relevant Background" ("The Vernon Revelation" and "The Schneider Fabrication")
#9 Ron Bauer's "Fair & Sloppy"
Description: This is a whimsically convincing "Triumph-type" effect without resorting to Riffle Shuffles or excessive cutting.
- "Sleight-of-Hand with Cards"
- "Ed Marlo's Convincing Control"
- "Sid Lorraine's Slop Shuffle"
- "Lefties Box"
#10 Charlie Miller's "Left-Handed Hank"
PLUS: Charlie Miller's "Left-Handed Hank Has Seven Corners"
Description: This is a great, visual quickie! You're right-handed, but you bought a scarf that's LEFT-handed (or visa versa). How do you know? You can't tie a knot with your left hand, only your right!
- "The Interlude"
- "For Show, Not Blow"
- "The Right-Handed Knot"
- "The Left-Handed Knot"
- "The One-Step Slip Knot"
#11 Ron Bauer's "Mechanical Deck"
Description: Make any deck of cards do your work for you. Shuffle a selection among the other cards, and the deck finds the card. Let the audience see how it works in slow motion! Astonishing visual magic.
#12 Paul Chosse's "Bar Bill Stunt"
PLUS: "Powers' Payoff" and "Bauer's Befuddler"
Description: You try to teach a trick. It's almost magic; advanced Origami, but the audience is unimpressed until too much oversell results in the bill turning inside out!
- "Presentation One: The Chosse Favorite"
- "Presentation Two: Drawn Instead of Quartered"
- "Presentation Three: The Powers' Payoff"
- "Presentation Four: The Bauer Befuddler"
- "Borrowed Bills"
- "The Master Fold"
- "The Unfolding Switch"
#13 Senator Crandall's "Cut-Up Card Trick"
Description: This is an amusing and mystifying card revelation founded on interactive behavioral pseudo-psychobabble (that's the best kind).
- "The Senator"
- "Beat or Pause?"
- "What is Time Misdirection?"
- "Why use the Cross Cut Force?"
- "Some History..."
- "WIRTH-while Information"
- "Furthering Your Career in Psychoanalysis"
#14 Ron Bauer's "Four Squares and a Knot"
Description: This is a test with two pairs of hanks that you give to audiences to see how sympathetic they will be during your performance. It's another sterling example of interactive behavioral pseudo-psychobabble (still the best kind).
- "Let's Pretend!"
- "The Sixty-Second Rule"
- "Being Funny"
- "Some History..."
- "A Sympathetic Count"
- "A Sympathetic Knot"
#15 Ron Bauer's "Siamese Goose Egg Bag"
Description: After years of searching, you have finally obtained an authentic Siamese Goose Egg bag from which you can produce a real Goose Egg! You get a Goose Egg, all right. But, not the way you intended.
- "High Production Values"
- "Unity and Presentation"
- "What Kind of Egg Bag to Use?"
- "What Kind of Egg to Use?"
#16 Ed Marlo's "Time Machine"
Description: This time, you demonstrate that there's no physical sensation when one goes back in time other than astonishment. Somehow, you arrange 3 piles of cards in 3 unique ways, and one minute later(?)they haven't been arranged.
- "Three Secret Switches"
- "One Minute Time Travel Cards"
- "Time Travel Theme"
- "Some Miscellany on Time Travel"
#17 Ron Bauer's "Second Finger Top Deal"
Description: By replacing the Second, Bottom, and Middle Deals with something brand new, you can deal yourself a winning Poker hand (or just rely on your old standby).
- "Poker Theme"
- "The Bevel is in the Details"
- "Easy Table Riffle Shuffle"
- "Casino-Style Riffle Shuffle"
- "Charlie Miller's Up the Ladder"
- "Crandall-Marlo Strip-Out Multiple Shift"
- "Double Undercut Block Transfer"
#18 Ron Bauer's "Xerox Money"
Description: Somehow you've come into possession of a supply of high-tech Xerox paper, and you're going into the business of making your own money. Until a new inspiration jolts you and your audience into a state of unavoidable uprightness!
- "Magicians as Actors"
- "How to Make 'High-Tech Xerox Paper' and Double-Sided Bills"
#19 Milt Kort's "All-Outs Think-of-a-Card"
Description: In addition to being a delightfully direct discovery of a thought of card, this is the ideal way to learn to understand and master the basic principles of “outs” without the usual hazards.
- "Sham Mind Reading"
- "The Principle of Limited Choices"
- "The Principle of the Equivoque"
- "The Principle of Outs"
- "Putting in the Work"
- "The Simple Fan"
- "The Thumb Fan"
- "The Pressure Fan"
#20 Ron Bauer's "That's the Spirit!"
To be released.
Description: Somehow you have captured a spirit in a bottle in a bag, and you prove it by provoking the little creature into manifesting his powers by poking him with a pencil.
#21 Brother Hamman's "Final(ly) Aces"
BONUS: Ron Bauer's "Win at Gin"
Description: Finally, a Four Ace Trick becomes an absolutely entertaining and intriguing Poker Deal Trick. How? By using it to show how a cunning magician will always overcome a cheating card hustler. And, guess who gets to play BOTH ROLES?
- "Gambling Demonstration"
- "Further Up the Ladder"
- "The 545 Switching Count"
- "Audible Count"
#22 Jim Bergstrom's "Hat Trick"
Description: This sophisticated and colorful version of tearing tissues, and magically transforming them into a lady's hat is a tested sensation for adult audiences.
- "Double Entendre"
- "How to Make a Hat Tear Package"
- "Tips on Bergstrom's Bountiful Blossom"
#23 Bob Longe's "Worn Out Deck"
To be released.
Description: Egads! You want to do a card trick, but your deck is worn out. All card tricks have been used up. As a temporary measure, you UNcut and UNshuffle some of the cards so you can do at least one more card trick before you discard the deck forever.
#24 Don Alan's "Sneaky Nudist Rides Again"
To be released.
Description: In an attempt to save a few bucks, you have purchased such a cheap deck of cards, and almost all the ink has been shuffled off of the faces and the backs. However, you're perfectly willing to TELL them about a trick, which is almost as boring as having to watch one!
Don Alan's Devano Card Rise
The Chick Trick
Basic Cups & Balls Technique
- "Secretly Substituting a Duplicate"
- "Keeping a Ball Hidden in a Cup"
- "Applying a Rhythmic Pattern for Style"
- "Occupying the Holdout Hand to Avoid Suspicion"
- "Surreptitiously Making the Final Load"
Don Alan's Chop Cup
- "History of the Chop Cup"
- "Notes on Props"
- "Don Alan Chop Cup Loading Technique"
- "The Big Bang"
The Ron Bauer 2008 Lecture
Future Special Editions
- Extended Coverage: Handling and presentation, as well as a full history, of the so-called LePaul Wallet.
- The Legend of the Flying Coin: Handling and presentation of the Coins Across/Coins Through Table, including techniques for the Han Ping Chien move.
- Las Vegas Fairy Tale: The real work on this overlooked Don Alan presentation for the Cap and Pence.
- Goofy Dice: Handling and presentation for an obscure Ralph W. Hull trick.
- Decoy Cigars: Handling and presentation of Nate Leipzig's "Cigars from Purse."
- The Mr. Trix Coloring Book: A unique, unpublished version of the classic Coloring Book that he developed while running Mr. Trix Enterprises.
- ↑ Ron Bauer, "Special Guest Randy Wakeman: Scripting", The Magic Café, March 6, 2003
- ↑ http://thinklikeaconjurer.com/insideinfo/biblio.htm
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