The Essential Aldo Colombini - Vol. 1 - from L&L publishing
One of magic’s best-loved performers . . . at his very best!
For decades, Aldo Colombini’s name has been synonymous with powerful yet commercial magic. His brand of conjuring is always knock ‘em dead strong but his methodologies rely more on subtlety and cleverness rather than difficult sleight of hand. In this exciting series, you’ll see Aldo perform his favorite effects. Every item is something you’ll want to add to your repertoire immediately. It’s all commercial...it’s all great...it’s all Aldo!
Volume 1 Contents:
JOKER DILEMMA - A spectator selects a card, which is shown to match the performer’s prediction. The audience suspects that the cards are all the same which the performer confirms. However, they’re all Jokers!
DRAW A BLANK - A card, freely thought of by a spectator, is found to be the only printed card in an otherwise-blank deck. An amazing piece of magic and no, there are no switches or rough and smooth cards!
HOLLOW HOLE - A card is selected from a pack with a hole through it. The card is replaced and all of the cards are secured in the box with a ribbon. A balloon is inflated and when it’s burst by the performer, the selected card appears—with its hole intact!
JUMBO COINCIDENCE - Two packets of jumbo cards that have been cut in half are introduced. A half-card is selected and its mate is found to be at the same numerical position in the other half. In fact, they are the only two halves that match. For a finale, the rest of the cards are shown to have rearranged themselves so that all of the halves now match!
THIS GOES ON - Aldo’s very funny take on Stewart James’ classic “Further Than That” with magical surprises that just keep on coming. You won’t believe you can get this many effects out of a single card trick!
BLEACHED - A monte routine with a difference and in the end, the cards all turn blank—in the spectator’s hands!
MAGNETIC - Two cards are selected and shuffled back into the pack with some cards face up and others face down. When the pack is spread, all of the face-up cards are red except for one lone black card—a selection. When the spread is flipped, only black cards are face up except for one red one—the other selection!
MISSING LINK - Two differently-colored pieces of rope link and unlink in the spectator’s hands. No magnet is used and it’s suitable for parlor, stage or strolling situations!
RINGING AROUND - Aldo’s classic four-phase ring and rope routine. Learn it and you’ll perform it for the rest of your life.
APACHE - Four of a kind are shown. After a startling and visual transposition, two cards are selected by a spectator, who discovers that the cards have welded themselves together (and yes, this strange object can be examined!) The performer then restores the cards to their normal condition.
TAKE OFF - A card is placed into an envelope with a hole in it. Though the card is clearly visible, it suddenly vanishes and reappears face up in the middle of the deck!