21. For Your Entertainment Pleasure by Daryl & Stephen Minch
Originally published in 1982, For Your Entertainment Pleasure helped set the tone for what card magic would look like in the Eighties, and beyond.
FISM Champion Daryl, "The Magician's Magician" detailed some of his finest original material here for the first time. There are classics like the Rising Crime Display, Daryl's Snowshoe Sandwich, and his sponge ball routine, all of which foreshadowed much of today's magic. There are also forgotten gems here, like Daryl's Coin Across and an astounding prediction effect using the four Aces.
Table of Contents:
Papa Rabbit Hits the Big Time - Believe it or not, this is an engaging, deceptive, and hilarious handling of sponge rabbits.
The High-Priced Spread - A beautiful but challenging routine featuring a one-handed Ascanio Spread.
Rising Crime - The centerpiece of this routine has become a modern classic and a principle used in many other great routines.
Future Acethetics - A deceptive and commercial prediction routine using the four Aces.
Sleightly Touched - A psuedo memory routine with a blockbuster ending.
Twogether Again - Daryl's take on "Coins Across".
The Coinditional Coin Game - A funny routine that has elements of a Copper/Silver Transpo.
The Out-of-Body Experience - Described as a "remote" sandwich routine, this is direct, visual, impossible magic.
The Snowshoe Sandwich - A routine that was wildly popular in its day and part of Daryl's FISM act.
Psychological Ace Assembly - One of the strongest treatment of a classical Assembly devised. No extra cards or gaffs. Just gorgeous construction and sleight of hand.