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The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius by Lance Pierce

The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius by Lance Pierce

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There is no hyperbole in the title of this book, as much of the magic contained here gained John not only accolades from his peers, but one him one of magic's highest honors -- a world prize at FISM -- as well as being the only American to win the World Championship in Magic in two different categories and the only person to win the International Brotherhood of Magicians' Creativity Award three times!

Thomas Edison, who knew a thing or two about the subject, said that genius was "one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." In The Award Winning Magic of John Cornelius, genius is apparent at every turn of the page.

John Cornelius is one of magic's most innovative performers and inspired inventors and his effects and routines are in use by magicians the world over. In this long-anticipated book, author Lance Pierce explains John's magic in meticulous detail, covering everything from legendary effects such as 'Marked For Life', 'The Fickle Nickel' and the ingenious 'Shrinking Card Case' to every last nuance of John's world-championship winning card act, 'Every Card Trick In The World In Ten Minutes'.

More than just a magic book, The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius is a journey into the mind of one of the foremost magical thinkers of our time, a man many have hailed as a creative genius.


Bits: Baby Boom; Prints Valiant; Roughly Mental; MoonShine Locations; Passages: On the Tip of My Tongue, A Toast, Instant Travelers; KnotSoTuff.
Moves: The Fan Steal; Flicker; Fold-A-Card; Peeping Tom; The Master Cut: The Charlier Cut, The Circle and Roll Cut; The Apprentice Cut; The Oh, Calcutta! Shuffle; Spring Set; The Winter Change; Go for Go Switch.
Casual Interfaces: Armed and Ready; D’Artagnan’s Release; Dial-A-Trick; Lines of Flux; Impromptu Ghost Trap; Arisen!; An Assemblage of Silver; Bluff Poker; Marked for Life.
The John Cornelius Card System
More Bits: Hanky; Deck in the Round (Pocket Rocket Aces); SmokeFree; Trying to Quit: Ephemeral, Chain Smoker, Lip Service; Flashes: A Smoke for Old Scratch; My Card, Sir, Hot Silver, Fanning the Flames: The Pendulum Principle.
Formal Miracles: Super (Ball) Card Rise; Meta-Fusion; MoneyTalk; Shrinkage; Slow Motion Fadeaway; The Jawbreakers; The IncrediBill Routine; The $100 Bill Change; Change of Mind; My Lady’s Ring; The Fickle Nickel; The Ball, The Bowl, and the Big, Big Cake.
The FISM Act.

192 pages, fully photo-illustrated. Hardback. L&L, 2001.

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