The following history comes from the back page of the Milson-Worth catalogue.
In 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.
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
What do you get when you combine two instant card changes with an incredibly delicious prediction? The TWIXTER, of course! Very visual, and guaranteed to get great audience reactions.
A great opener
Along with two card changes, the name of the spectator’s selected card is shown carved into a Twix chocolate bar (looks real!) that has been on the table since the beginning of the performance!
Good, funny routine to integrate into street, close-up or walk around magic
Hand-carved, custom-made gimmicks look like real chocolate
Two predictions – use one or both in the same routine
Great new card move to integrate into any card routine
Guaranteed to get great reactions every time using something everyone recognizes – chocolate!
Portable, packs small and plays big
Durable and versatile
The TWIXTER, from Trigger Magic, brings into play two Twix bars. Every magician needs to have a couple of Twix up their sleeves at all times… or in their pocket. As a card reveal, you won’t get any sweeter than this.
If you really could bend metal with your mind, Psychokinetic Silverware is exactly how it would look!
You’ll see cold, hard steel melt like butter, bending, twisting, breaking and moving seemingly on its own, even in a spectator’s hand!
Banachek’s metal bending is so amazing and so realistic that he has often been accused of being and doing “the real thing.” In fact, after studying Banachek’s metal bending, the McDonnell Laboratory for Psychic Research proudly announced to the scientific community that they had discovered someone with genuine psychic abilities! The National Enquirer and other media have also heralded Banachek’s psychokinetic talents.
On this DOWNLOAD, Gerry and Banachek finally reveal the real secrets to these amazing routines. Not only will you get to see how everything looks in performance, you’ll also learn the real inside work, the fine points and psychology of metal bending. These are secrets which have have been very tightly guarded… until now.
“Banachek’s work with metal bending is the state of the art. This is the real work, the psychology and the little touches that make for miracles!”
– Ben Harris (author: Gellerism Revealed)
“Banachek is BY FAR the best I’ve seen at bending metal! No one comes close!”
– Mac King
A beautiful streamer made of fine silk which can be used in many ways including effects in which two hankies appear to blend together and produce as one. This creates a wonderful transformation which never fails to surprise audiences. This particular streamer is 6 inches by 18 feet and is decorated in red and white stripes.
Mr. Magic Pencil to Flower is a great effect that is easy to do AND the magic happens in the spectator’s hands.
The magician shows a wooden pencil. He places the pencil inside a metal tube, puts the cap on it and gives it to a spectator to hold. After a few moments, the spectator is asked to take the pencil out.
Upon opening the cap, the spectator finds the pencil is inexplicitly gone and, in its place, is a small feather flower! Perfect for intimate magic and completely self-working.
- Metal tube with cap
- Feather flower
- Mini magic wand
- Full detailed instructions
Etienne Pradier’s new DVD consists of 14 close-up effects.
Included for the first time are his famous Pablo Aces, crazy card tricks, a commercial rope routine, unbelievable disappearing coins, and a sensational effect using a spectator’s watch!
The varied mix of tricks were filmed live at the Houdini bar, Broadstairs, Kent, and are followed by a detailed explanation in the studio.
For the finale, don’t miss the extras, including bonus tricks.
“Etienne Pradier is just as amazingly talented as he is funny!”
– Eric Jones
“A new DVD is always a big event and always worth the wait – I love his magic!”
– Eric Leblon
“I’ve traveled the world performing alongside Etienne for 20 years. These tricks are truly fantastic… but his feet bloody stink!!”
– Paul Martin
– Card Under Pen
– Rope Routine
– Pen Sandwich
– In My Wallet?
– Memory with a Twist
– ESP Aces
– Coin Voyage
– Watch Coincidence
– Pablo Aces
– Magic Castle
– Best of 4
– PDQ Change
– Cosack Pen
This String of Flags is a fantastic production item. Made of 100% pure silk and printed in FULL color. You can produce this amazingly visual assortment from your mouth, a square circle, cones, tubes, etc. This is a “must have” for all parlor performers!
Syzygy, from the Ancient Greek suzugos (s??????) is an obscure phenomenon where three celestial bodies align in a perfect straight-line configuration. The term Syzygy is often applied when the sun and moon are in conjunction (new moon) or opposition (full moon). This fits perfectly with the opposites being equal and opposing, yet complementary, balancing, and mysterious.
When the first man became conscious of the light that was emitted from the sun, and the relationship that exists between light and day, darkness and night, they attributed it to the sun and moon’s opposite values:
The sun causes day – but the moon causes night.
During the day it’s hot – but at night it’s cold.
The day is filled with light – the night if filled with darkness.
Both are in the sky for 12 out of 24 hours daily. That’s exactly half of each.
A Mayan legend says that in the days when the gods were still mortals there existed a love so deep and pure that its strength created the sun and the moon, the day and the nights and the stars that shine above. The Mayan civilization believed that the gods guided the sun and the moon across the sky. Even in the darkness of the night, they believed that the sun and the moon continued to journey through the underworld. Eternally. Aligned. In Syzygy.
Each BicycleÂ® Syzygy deck is crafted with the finest hand picked materials, the highest grade of card quality (Q1) and unprecedent attention to detail. It is the most unique and intricate deck of playing cards ever produced. Every line of every single card was designed from scratch and spent over a year in development.
- StarFire red premium vellum stock tuck box
- Premium antique gold foil
- Q1 quality (the highest grade of card quality available)
- Embossed finish stock
- Custom-made inks
- Limited edition red/gold closure seal
- Magic coating (the cards handle smoothly and last longer than regular decks)
- Gorgeous artwork: 56 unique hand-crafted playing cards
- Quality, durable, BicycleÂ® stock
- Manufactured by the USPCC – worldwide leader in playing cards manufacturing
- Special limited edition run of 5.000 decks
This issue completes the first dozen issues and marks the end of the 6th volume. Happy anniversary, Gibecière!
As usual, there is a rich variety of contributions from a number of authors — this makes for some fascinating reading. In addition to some historical works, we even delve into a historical feud!
The first article is an intriguing look into the fascinating character, Ishii Black, by Mitsunobu Matsuyama. That is a continuation of his superb series of articles investigating magic in Japan. In addition to the look into Black’s life, there is also a reproduced series of articles that he contributed on Japanese magic, complete with commentary by Mr. Matsuyama.
The next series of articles are a present day look at what amounts to a historical feud! In the Summer 2009 issue, you will note that there was a translation of Spain’s first magic book, Engaños a ojos vistas (Deceptions in Plain Sight) by Pablo Minguet è Yrol. Well, the book was not without controversy — one of Minguet’s contemporaries, Diego Joseph Zamorano, took him to task in Thesoro atractivo de curiosos… or Attractive treasury of curiosities…. Dr. Lori Pieper provides us with a translation of this interesting magical work. We are also treated to an introduction by Enrique Jimènez-Martinez, and some present day commentary by Stephen Minch!
On this DVD, you will learn a method to show an incredibly direct variation of a “Card-at-Any-Number” effect. The goal was to achieve the cleanest handling possible in the CAAN plot. No unnecessary movements, clean, direct and strong. But not just that! Also, two other strong variations of Numerus will be found on the DVD, with additional ideas for presentation.
The Numerus Routine
You place a card with a different back pattern as a prediction on the table, (it even can be held by the spectator). Now the magician takes the shuffled deck, and the spectator freely calls out a number between 1 and 52, (no force). The cards are turned over face-up from the top, and placed one after another on the table. The number is counted up to the number of the spectator. The card that falls on the selected number remains hidden for a short moment. It is then revealed together with your prediction card, it turns out they match perfectly! 100% success guarantee, with each number called out.
– Shuffled deck
– Can be performed with any deck of cards
– 2-second setup
– Ideal for table hopping
– Any number can be named, no force
– Concept can also be used as a force
– Can be performed surrounded
The DVD was recorded in English, but you get a link from which you can download a complete German translation with pictures and additional ideas, free of charge! You also find in this section additional presentation ideas on the three effects, in English and German as well.
This collection comprises all 10 of Diamond Jim Tyler’s DVDs. You get Pockets Full of Miracles, Mirrors, DiaMonte, Sweet & Birthday Card, Collateral – DJT’s Ring & String, Quadrare Caan Opus, The Squeezer, Diamond Jack, his highly-acclaimed Penguin Lecture DVD and the brand new Telekinetic. All in all, it’s over 50 effects. Many of the necessary gizmos are included. This has a retail value of $295.00, but you can buy it for only $195.00. This is Jim’s amazing, life work in one tidy package!