A Lifetime of Magic DVD #2 - Jerry Andrus
Jerry Andrus is one of the most original thinkers in magic and beyond. His magic and
optical illusions have been featured on television shows and in magazine articles all over
the world. These programs offer you an opportunity of a lifetime where you can see him
perform and explain many of his greatest inventions. You will see and learn astounding
magic with cards, coins, balls, handkerchiefs and much more.
Volume two of this series features many of the card routines and sleights, which gave
Jerry Andrus his reputation of being one of the most creative card magicians of the
twentieth century. The routines, techniques and strategies taught will change the way you
approach card magic. The only non-card routine included is the famed Accupressure.
Effects Performed and Explained:
Accupressure: A large steel ball appears in the palm of our hand after showing
both hands empty.
Whispering Aces: A multi-phase routine where four signed aces are lost in the deck
but keep coming back to the top. The final two phases have the aces change place with four
indifferent cards on the table and finally vanish to appear in your pocket.
To Any Small Number: A signed selection is lost in the deck. The spectator names a
number between one and five. When they count to that number they find their selection.
Slop Triumph: A unique two phase routine where cards are shuffled face-up and
face-down. When the deck is spread the cards are all facing the same way. The first phase
incorporates a selection.
Tracker Jacks: Two jacks are placed face up and a signed selection is placed face
down in different parts of the deck. When the deck is spread the selection is found
sandwiched between the two jacks.
Any Card, Any Number: A signed selection appears at a freely thought of position in
Similarities: A multi-phase routine where you divine the names of selected cards
with the final kicker having an indifferent card change into the selection.
Bowed Deck Display (performance only): A wild looking flourish with a warped deck
Sleights taught: Panoramic Shift, The Canceled Count, Sidewinder Shift (with
many variations), Sleeving From The Deck, Snap Sleeving, De-Sleevery, Vani-Verse Move, The
Ginza Shift, Short Wave Pass, Slop Shufle, Table Reverse, Sneak Peek and many unnamed
original sleights, subtleties and techniques.
Features: "Tri-Zonal Space Warper" and "Spook Blocks"
optical illusions and two interviews hosted by Richard Kaufman where they discuss what
constitutes magic and how to invent magic. Original release date: DVD: July 2004, VHS:
January, 2001. Running time: Approximately 65 minutes.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 14 February, 2005.