Milson Worth: Top Magic Product Producer

The following history comes from the back page of the Milson-Worth catalogue.

milson-worth catalog #3 magicIn the early sixties, Jim Simon manufactured quality wooden magic in Texas. He sold many of his items to Joe Berg in Chicago. When Joe Berg sold his National Magic Company and moved to Los Angeles, he persuaded Jim Simon that the climate for magic was better in California. Jim Simon moved to California and settled in Sun Valley. He renamed his company Worth Magic Novelty Company in honor of his former home. His business flourished, and he soon engaged the services of Eric C. Lewis, a well known inventor and magician.

Meanwhile, Charles Johnson was starting Johnson Products, which was to become the standard of excellence for magic coins around the world. Charlie Johnson sold Johnson Products to Sam La Porte who continues enlarging on principles established by Charlies early work. But Charlie couldnt stay retired from magic. How many can? He soon began marketing a line of close-up magic under the name of Milson Magic.
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When Charlie passed away, his son Lynn, an engineer with his own career track, felt obligated to fill his fathers outstanding orders. He did so. But while he was building these items, more orders came in. So, he filled those. But while he was doing that, more orders came in. And while he was filling those

When Jim Simon passed away in 1974, Lynn Johnson, now completely hooked on creating and building quality magic products, bought Worth Magic form Jim Simons estate, merging the two companies under the name of Milson-Worth Magic. With augmented facilities Lynn set out to establish Milson-Worth as a major quality manufacturer and supplier

Mel Mellers The Travelling Trickster – Book

148 pages, softback, produced in color throughout and featuring routines, comedy lines and advice from the UK’s top comedy performer

With his hilariously sharp yet playful put down lines and quirky comedy plots, Mel Mellers has rightly established himself as one of the nation’s favorite stand up performers. Equally at home in front of lay people or a theater full of magicians, Mel’s individual performance style, which has been honed over many years as a pro and through countless performances all over the world, is a delight to experience.

Now you can go behind the scenes with this truly inspiring performer and learn how you too can become a top flight entertainer. Mel gives freely of his advice on all aspects of performance, including audience management, misdirection, how to put an act together, creativity, the 6 rules of comedy, practising, hecklers and entertaining children and families. He shares with you scores of hilarious one liners covering all manners of performing situations that you will be able to use in your shows too. Plus he gives full details of over 50 of his feature routines and ideas, most of which are simple to do and which come with Mel’s presentations and patter lines.

Mel Mellers is one of magic’s real larger-than-life characters, and this book will also explain some of his background, give you various anecdotes from his closest friends in magic about the antics that Mel has gotten into over the years, and will provide you with a thoroughly entertaining and instructive read.

Genii Magazine April 2016 – Book

Genii Magazine April 2016 - BookGenii

THE CONJURORS’ MAGAZINE


VOLUME 79
NUMBER 4
APRIL 2016

FEATURES

Irene Larsen: 1936-2016 by Dustin Stinett
Irene Larsen: The Genii Interview by Max Maven

  • Pure Magic by Erika Larsen
Princess Irene: A Brief Tribute to Royalty by Jim Steinmeyer
  • Pure Oma by Liberty Larsen
Tom Mullica’s Accessible Legacy by Jon Racherbaumer

COLUMNS

Genii Speaks
by Richard Kaufman
On the Slant by Jon Racherbaumer
Now Performing
In Memoriam:
James C. Doty by Joe M. Turner
In Memoriam: Tihany by Lupe Nielsen
  • Lessons I Learned from Tihany by Joaquin Ayala
The Chamber of Secrets The Tray of Proteus by John Gaughan
Eugene’s Notebook Love and Magic by Eugene Burger
Lost Horizons Nomenclature by Max Maven
Panmagium Stigmata by Jonathan Pendragon
Conjuring The Boodle Box by Jim Steinmeyer
Invisible Strings Visual vs. Non-Visual by Helder Guimarães
Magicana by Andi Gladwin
  • Strangers on a Train by Lewis Jones
  • The Freshest Coin Transpo In The World by Jonathan Friedman
Lodestones The Pocket Problem by Tom Stone
The Academy of Magical Arts in Genii
  • Knights at the Magic Castle by Daniel Ulin
  • Magic Castle Performance Schedule
LIGHT FROM THE LAMP

Tricks Reviewed by David Regal
  • Factory Blanks by Tom Stone
  • Gift Card by Constantinos Pantelias
  • Gone Deck by Shin Lim & Tom Elderfield
  • Phantom by Peter Eggink
  • Telekinetic by Diamond Jim Tyler
  • Insidious by Michael Scanzello
  • Unbound-Gimmickless Invisible Deck by Darryl Davis
  • Over This World by Alex Pandrea
  • Space Time by Tom Elderfield
  • Jot by Jordan Wheabster
  • SCIN (Signed Card in Nose) by Phil Knoxville
  • The Chameleon Deck by Dominique Duvivier
  • Street Thief by A.G.
  • Fobulous! by Steve Shufton
  • Blink by Skymember Presents
  • The One 2.0 by Anthony Stan
Videos Reviewed by Joe M. Turner
  • Implausibilities by Hudson Taylor
  • The Rough and Smooth Project by Lawrence Turner
  • Five Stunts by Chuang Wei Tung
  • Induction (2-DVD set) by Spidey
  • Phase by Josh Janousky
Books Reviewed by David Britland
  • Impromptu by Martin Gardner, Edited by Todd Karr
  • An Essay on Magic by Robert Neale
  • Conjurors, Cardsharps and Conmen by Bernard Reid
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Smile by Sandro Loporcaro – Video DOWNLOAD

Show a deck of cards that are white on both sides and ask the spectator to shuffle the first half of the deck. Next have them shuffle the second half of the deck. Pull out one card and have the spectator sign it. Fold the signed card into four parts. Now the magician will have the task of making people laugh. Give the spectator the folded card and have them hold the card in a fist. When the spectator opens the hand a smile is printed on the card!

– Everything can be examined, easy to do
– Anytime and anywhere
– Also use it in mentalism or close-up
– No adhesive, no glue, no wires, no sleeves
– Also useful with smartphone effect

Stab by Zihu – Video DOWNLOAD

Stab by Zihu - Video DOWNLOADSTAB is a brand new method to help magician can easily know the location of the spectator card. Even close your eyes you know where it is without markup by hand techniques.

Effect :

The audience freely chooses a card, signed it and put it back into the deck. After the shuffle, the magician uses a card inserted into the deck, immediately it is located right position of the audience selected card.

Designed for the working magicians, able to perform on the street and on the table.

STAB is easy to use and perform. You can find the spectator card when blindly or even at the deck behind your back.

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RERIP by DONAN and ZiHu Team – Video DOWNLOAD

A new method for performing a classic. Give the audience a card and let them tear it, and finally you restored it. It was an ST&YR (Spectator Torn and You Restored) effect from the mind of DONAN (a member of ZiHu Team).


  • The spectator tore the card, you never tore it not even once
  • Real tear or rip
  • Always a perfect match
  • No palm
  • Easy to do gimmick (no threads, no plastics, no magnets)
  • Easy to perform
  • IMMEDIATELY HAND THE CARD OUT FOR EXAMINATION
  • Bonus effect included

Union Playing Cards by Theory 11

Union Playing Cards by Theory 11Union Playing Cards are filled with imagery of the American Revolution – with a message of freedom, hope, and independence.

Made in the United States
CELEBRATING AMERICAN TRADITION

Timeless Americana is laced throughout the design, with iconography of colonial America and patriotic symbols of peace, prosperity, and potential. Unions are Made in America, using FSC-certified paper, vegetable-based inks, and starch-based laminates.

Unions were designed by Jay Fletcher in Charleston, South Carolina – one of the oldest and most historic cities in America.

Entirely Custom
SIGNATURE AMERICAN DESIGN

Over a year in development, every aspect of the design was created from scratch – from the breathtaking court cards to the back design and Ace of Spades.

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Bottle Thru Body (Gimmick NOT included) by Tony Clark DONWLOAD

Just imagine wrapping a piece of paper around any size brown, green or clear bottle and magically penetrate it through someones body! Tony has taken the classic bottle thru table and created a “strolling” close-up illusion that will leave them shocked! The audience actually sees the top of the bottle sticking out of the paper as it is going through the body.


Also included in the instructional video you will learn two versions of the bottle thru body as well as an improved version of the bottle thru table. A very powerful effect that they will long remember!

Dove Trilogy Bonus Pack including Unmasks 1&2, Behind the Seams (DOES NOT include Worker’s Handbook)

Dove Trilogy Bonus Pack including Unmasks 1&2, Behind the Seams (DOES NOT include Worker's Handbook)Together for the FIRST TIME EVER!
Unmasks I, Unmasks II and Behind The Seems on video download.
A $130.00 value!

Unmasks I

This one hour video will explain everything from how to feed and take care of your doves as well as how to train them to fly back to you. It will teach you many great techniques and moves that will enhance your dove act. This was shot in Japan and I’m sure you will have fun and learn from it. It will take you behind the scenes and show you how to prepare your costume’s for dove working.

Unmasks II

Perform Amazing Dove Magic Without Body Loads!

Effects Included:
Dove from Kleenex
Dove Bag Routines
Dove from Newspaper
Latex Dove Deceptions.
Tony Clark gives you step-by-step instructions for constructing the props needed. Tony also instructs you on how to build his ultra-thin folding cage.

Bonus Advanced Section!
Vanishing Cane to Dove (The simplest, most deceptive steal you’ll ever perform!)
This one hour video is ideal for magicians who perform at private parties, school assemblies, or anywhere body loads are impractical.

Behind The Seams Video

Learn the Inner Secrets of Dove Magic by the master of dove magic, Tony Clark.
This 80-minute video includes vintage, never-seen video clips of Tony Clark’s dove act from his home in Connecticut to the Magic Castle to his current full dove act that now opens his smash hit show “Phantasy” at the Horizon Hotel & Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV.

Here are some of the priceless techniques on this new video:
Invisible Sleeve Steal – The most undetectable dove steal you will ever use!
The Jacket – Learn to prepare your costume.
The Vest – Learn special techniques on how to enhance your dove pockets.
Fake Shirt Front – A priceless tool.
Loops – Construct different styles of loops.
Dove Holders – Turn your present dove holder into a one-hand release. Learn how to properly apply an invisible dove harness.
Loop Lengths and Steals – See how different style loops can be used to create different effects.

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Changing Portrait – Mother’s Revenge (8×10) by Eddie Allen – Trick

Mother was none-too-thrilled by her children’s malevolent activities. Now she roams the house where her murder took place, seeking revenge on all those whose heads still remain attached to their bodies!

These high-quality pieces are a truly unique form of art, yet still affordable for the average “home haunter.” Use them to spice up a Halloween Party, a Haunted House maze, or your own year-round ghostly gallery! No batteries, electricity, or special lighting required! Just put the portrait in a frame and the ghostly entities will do all the work!

Simple to use, yet extremely effective, these morphing images are designed to transform when you change your position. When your unsuspecting guests walk past them they will see these seemingly normal “relatives” change into hideously frightening creatures or macabre apparitions!

Master Course Cups and Balls Vol. 2 (Spanish) by Daryl – video DOWNLOAD

Master Course Cups and Balls Vol. 2 (Spanish) by Daryl - video DOWNLOADThe Cups & Balls always mystifies and delights audiences whenever it is performed and has become an essential element for magicians worldwide.

Now, renowned Master Magician, DARYL, brings you the first and last word on the subject with the 2 Volume Master Course on Cups & Balls.

This is an additional treasure trove of Cups & balls magic to accompany your Volume 1 of the Master Course on Cups & Balls, using step-by-step instruction to teach you everything from masterful tricks to the most advanced routines. Classic sleight of hand skills, props and techniques are all explained in the thorough detail previously only obtained with private lessons.

DARYL brings decades of experience and an easy-to-understand teaching style in a multi-camera production designed to show you everything you need to know with the Master Course in Cups & Ball Magic.

Vol 2 includes:

“Nick’s routine” (Nick Trost)
Dai Vernon’s routine
Dai Vernon’s impromptu routine
Tips for handling

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