The Boston Herald lauded Steve Darci as "one of the true masters of close-up magic." Bob Hope referred to Steve as his favorite magician. Steve Dacri’s 30-year career has included such milestones as headline performances at Radio City Music Hall, showrooms in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Monte Carlo, and television appearances which include “The Tonight Show,” “Good Morning America,” “The Merv Griffin Show,” “That’s Incredible” and many, many others. Steve has also worked extensively in the trade show industry, putting his expertise to work for numerous corporations.
He performed in his own one-man show, “Xtreme Close-up Magic” at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas after six years as a headliner at Caesar’s Magical Empire. Also, Steve just recently completed his 30th year of performing at The Magic Castle.
In this DVD series, you’ll watch as Steve performs and explains the methods behind the tricks that have drawn raves from luminaries in the entertainment community and eminent people from the corporate world for the last 30 years. This is material that’s been shaped, honed and audience-tested until every last bit of entertainment potential has been explored. This is truly commercial magic—the kind that people love to watch and that you’ll love to perform!
“A remarkable set of hands . . .”
“A first-class entertainer.”
—The Miami Herald
“Fantastic! The best close-up magician I have ever seen!”
“One of the finest entertainers at the Magic Castle that I have ever seen.”
“One of the true masters of close-up magic.”
—The Boston Herald
“The king of close-up magic.”
—The Las Vegas Sun
“Steve Million-$$$-Hands Dacri.”
• SIGNATURE WILD CARD
A magic classic with a personalized twist as the performer’s name magically appears on blank playing cards! A perfect opening effect!
• SPONGE BUNNIES
Steve’s touches make this always-popular trick play for larger audiences.
Four small scarves of different colors are placed into the magician’s hands and instantly turn into a single large four-colored scarf. Simply beautiful and beautifully effective!
• COLOR-CHANGING DECK
A deck of cards changes from red-backed to blue-backed . . . that is, all except for a chosen card. However, that, too, changes to blue so that everything turns out right in the end. Easy to do and extremely magical. What’s more . . . the deck is examinable at the end and ready for more magic!
• FOUR ACE PRODUCTION
The magician produces three Aces from a shuffled deck followed by a King. Not willing to accept defeat, the performer magically changes the King into the final Ace. A flourishy way to introduce the Aces that looks impossibly skillful—yet is surprisingly simple!
• FOUR ACE TRIUMPH
A deck of cards is divided and one half is turned face up. The two halves are shuffled together yet the magician manages to magically right the entire deck except for four cards, which just happen to be the four Aces. You’ll love Steve’s face-up face-down convincer.
• RAZOR CARDS
Himber’s classic routine with the Dacri touch! A card is selected and returned to the pack. The cards are placed back into the box along with a straight-edge razor blade. The box is shaken and when the cards are spilled out, they’re all in pieces except for the spectator’s selected card.
• MARTIAN SPONGE BALLS
This is the trick that has taken Steve Dacri around the world. This is, arguably, one of the best and most commercial sponge ball routines ever devised.
• HAN PING CHIEN
Three coins travel invisibly from one of the performer’s hands to the other. A great handling for another magic classic with a subtlety that guarantees spectator interest and involvement.
• BONUS SECTION
A hilarious clip from one of television’s most-loved TV shows. Watch as Steve stars in two very funny segments from Allen Funt’s classic “Candid Camera.”
Running Time Approximately 38.50 min
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 25 June, 2012.