The MonkeyShines Collection – Both Books In PDF


Do you want strolling magic for your close-up gigs?

Do you want to make a signed beer bottle vanish and appear in a sealed can of Pringles® potato crisps?

Do you want platform magic that packs small and plays big?

Do you want quick gags & bits that will score with your audiences?

Then you want the MonkeyShines Collection.

In 2009 I wrote and published two critically praised sets of lecture notes, MonkeyShines Volume 1 & 2. Long out of print, they are now available exclusively from Dixon Magic in PDF form. Over 100 pages of close-up material, platform material, great gags, and bits of business.

The MonkeyShines Collections is material created by a pro for his own show, and is now available for your show.

MONKEYSHINES VOLUME 1
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
Foreword
PART I: CLOSE-UP MAGIC FOR THE TABLE & STROLLING

Memory Aces
The deck is cut into four piles. The four packets have indifferent cards at their faces. Each indifferent card changes into an ace. Using a new sleight, the Dixon drop

JHD Sandwich
An unknown card is sandwich amidst the aces. Another card is selected and signed and lost in the deck. The unknown card is revealed to be the signed selection. Using a new sleight, the Dixon drop

My First Coin Trick
A trick I have been doing for over thirty years

Sally Rand
A hilarious, contorted, and beaten-up version of the Princess Card Trick that ends with a HUGE laugh.

Tantalizer Lives!
Deal one hundred four cards while entertaining

PART II: BITS O’ BUSINESS & THE BUSINESS O’ BITS

McCombical Redux
A touch on the McCombical Prediction

Al Baker? We’re All Bakers!
An easy way to magically produce cake for the restaurant performer

PART III: MENTAL MAGIC & PLATFORM CONJURING

Double Duty – The Almost Ultimate Think Of A Card
A freely selected card is reversed in the middle of the deck. The cards are spread, one spectator looking at the side with the single reversed card. The other spectator looking at the other side freely chooses one of the face-up cards. Magician divines both cards immediately without any fishing or pumping.

Deep & Meaningful Infatuation
You tell them what they are thinking and you tell them what they are feeling

Snack Food
A signed beer bottle vanishes and reappears inside a sealed can of Pringles®

Plus: Bottle Sock, a routine so old I was doing it when long white tube socks with blue stripes walked the land.

PART IV: EVERYTHING IS STILL FUNNIER WITH MONKEYS

Reshuffled
A favorite son: the self-resetting version of Unshuffled

That Turner Guy is Real Good

MONKEYSHINES VOLUME 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

Introduction

PART I: MENTAL MAGIC & PLATFORM CONJURING

Making The Starting Line-up
A discussion of adding material to a platform act

Out Of This Platform
A hilarious platform presentation for the classic Out Of This World

Successful Failure
A discussion of what makes “failure gags” succeed or fail

Halitosis Osmosis
The audience is tipped to the “real work”

Voicemail Message To Leave For A Mentalist Friend

PART II: BITS O’ BUSINESS & THE BUSINESS O’ BITS

Flying Shoes
An addition to the Slydini’s Balls Over The Head — an logical ending that crushes.

Failure Deck
Make the most of screw-ups and get bigger laughs

A Moment In Misers
A small touch for the Miser’s Dream

PART III: CLOSE-UP MAGIC FOR STROLLING AND THE TABLE

Prudish Nudist
A routine for the Nudist Deck that solves all the idiosyncratic things I wanted to fix in it. Maybe you’ll like it, too.

Calvinism Predicted
The Dixon drop used for a mentalism effect. The deck is cleanly cut into three piles. The performer knows the face card of each pile.

Fingertip Card to Card Box
A signed card appears in a card box under very clean conditions.

Dark Room
Mouth coils for adults. No saliva required.

Cover Your Bottom
A theatrically sound bottom deal routine

Five Hands Plus One
I risk worldwide scoffing by daring to change a classic Nate Leipzig routine. A pseudo-riffle stacking routine that combines the work of Leipzig, Marlo, and Gardner.

PART IV: FROM EVERYTHING IS FUNNIER WITH MONKEYS…

Ships In The Night 2.0
Four signed aces and four pocketed jokers change places

The Stuff Upon Which Legends Are Built

The MonkeyShines Collection is only $40




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