"With this book, whole new generations of magicians will not only discover who originated so much of what they take for granted, but also will have the opportunity to study some of the most influential and important and wonderful presentations and routines in all of close-up magic." - Eugene Burger The most eagerly anticipated book of the New Millennium. Don Alan's landmark work has finally been'
"With this book, whole new generations of magicians will not only discover who originated so much of what they take for granted, but also will have the opportunity to study some of the most influential and important and wonderful presentations and routines in all of close-up magic." - Eugene Burger The most eagerly anticipated book of the New Millennium. Don Alan's landmark work has finally been fully and dramatically captured in multi-faceted, multi-mediated form by Jon Racherbaumer, and L & L Publishing is proud to offer a vital masterwork written the way magic books should be written. Not only are all of Don Alan's signature tricks explained in meticulous detail, but his unique format, important sub-text, psychology and presentation - the life-blood of what set Don Alan apart from the rest - is fully explained. These are the aspects which made his entertaining routines the prevailing paradigm of 20th Century Close-up Magic. You will get an inside look at what made Don Alan the most talked about and most copied close-up entertainer of all time. And you will learn the whys and hows of his synergistic routine-making and the all-important underlying themes: the Circle of Fun, the uses of environmental and personal spaces, picking players, timing, control, momentum, interrogation strategy, and much more. The stunning volume contains 309 pages, 330 freeze-frame photos and 41 items, including Don Alan's professional Pretty Sneaky Act, which is comprised of 13 action-packed, fully-developed presentations. Also included are introductions by Eugene Burger and Ron Bauer, a retrospective review of Don Alan's Magic Ranch television series, two behind-the-scenes, candid, and thought-provoking interviews with Don and 16 scrapbook photos. Contents: Publisher's Acknowledgments Author's Acknowledgments Foreword by Eugene Burger Preface by Ron Bauer Snap Shots Prologue In Search of Iconic Solutions PRETTY SNEAKY ACT Lean-Mean Chop Cup Devilish Devano Rise Knickle Head Burning Sensation Invisible Deck Benson Bowl (Over) Fanciful Flight Micro-Macro Intro Big Deal Bagged Stab Scotch and Soda Coda Ranch Bird Deluxe Darker Side of Malini DON ALAN'S MAGIC RANCH JUST GOOD FUN Stanley Worm's Turn Las Vegas Fairy Tale Clyde Fido Sneakily Stacked In Your Favor Pretty-Sneaky Nudist Deck Invisible Card to Wallet Cutter Tweaking Marlo's Twee Blackjacked! TRANSCRIPT 1 MORE SNEAKY STUFF Corner Riffle Force By Timing Disappearing Cane, Using A Top Hat Flying Medal Hat Levitator Production of A Dove From A Borrowed Purse Mousetrap Funny Vitamins Art Work On Playing Cards Money Roller Routine Production of Flowers and Cards Floating and Rising Billiard Ball All Thumbs Dove Pan Tip & Microphone Stand Tray Funny Birdcage Vanish Time-Card Gag Cereal Bowls Choo-Choo Train Prop For Kid Shows A Trick You Can Write Home About! TRANSCRIPT 2 FINAL LOADS Sneaky Things To Remember Fun Scales Capsule Chronology Bibliography & Filmography