- 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.
Foreword by Eugene Burger
Preface by Ron Bauer
In Search of Iconic Solutions
PRETTY SNEAKY ACT
Lean-Mean Chop Cup
Devilish Devano Rise
Benson Bowl (Over)
Scotch and Soda Coda
Ranch Bird Deluxe
Darker Side of Malini
DON ALAN'S MAGIC RANCH
JUST GOOD FUN
Las Vegas Fairy Tale
Sneakily Stacked In Your Favor
Pretty-Sneaky Nudist Deck
Invisible Card to Wallet
Tweaking Marlo's Twee
MORE SNEAKY STUFF
Corner Riffle Force By Timing
Disappearing Cane, Using A Top Hat
Production of A Dove From A Borrowed Purse
Art Work On Playing Cards
Money Roller Routine
Production of Flowers and Cards
Floating and Rising Billiard Ball
Dove Pan Tip & Microphone Stand Tray
Funny Birdcage Vanish
Choo-Choo Train Prop For Kid Shows
A Trick You Can Write Home About!
Sneaky Things To Remember
Bibliography & Filmography
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