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Trevor Lewis ESOLC “that’s Close up”

  • A Great little Book of Amazing Close-up items from Trevor
  • This book has been overlooked by most performers.
  • Contains Close-up Routines with many types of items!

Trevor Lewis' ESOLC “that’s CLOSE UP”

Trevor Lewis ESOLC “that’s CLOSE UP” - Edited by Philip Willmarth

A great little book of Close up magic with Cards, Coins, Benson Bowl, Tamariz Rabbits, Sponges, and more. 

We Highly Recommend this book for all close-up performers.

Chapter One: Focus on Cards

  • It’s In the Bag: Card is selected and returned. The deck is wrapped in a plastic food bag. The selected card penetrates the bag.
  • Trevor’s Technique: Double Riffle Control: 2 card control
  • Card Shark Two: Card is selected and returned. The card case represents a shark and runs toward the helpless swimmer deck. The deck is riffled and the selected card pops out, well, half the card pops out, in a jagged piece. The other half is found in the shark (card case)
  • The Mine Detector: selected card found by a mine detector (made from wood and bang wand). When card is turned over, it back now has magician’s name and phone number (“mine” in more ways than one!)
  • Reflections: A card is peeked by a spectator and revealed. Shows how to make a special peek deck that can be shuffled.
  • Coin Selector: coin vanishes and locates the selected card
  • Monte Plus: nice in the hand's Monte using standard cards and bent corner ruse
  • Monte Plus Twist: As above, but the key card is held horizontal (how can you miss?)
  • Monte Plus Elmsley: can use as an intro to others
  • Trevor’s Technique: A Zarrow Zwindle. Poker hand idea
  • Chapter Two: Double Focus on Cards
  • Add On Plus: Alternative to Braue Add On move
  • Le Carte Lewis: Three cards are peeked. The magician removes three cards and fans them to each spectator, each denying their card is there. Suddenly the selections appear!
  • Trevor’s Swivel Force Swindle: a force
  • Three Cards Across: Two spectators are each given 10 cards. Three cards travel from one to the other
  • The Five Card Mental Trick: variation of Dai Vernon’s 5 Card Mental Force
  • The Trevor Lewis Second Deal: In 4 Lessons
  • Fake Middle Deal: simulation of the middle deal using seconds
  • Spectator Finds a Card: three approaches to have a second spectator find the first spectator’s selection

Chapter Three:

  • The Para-Die Prediction: Card with pictures of 2 dice are shown, each adding up to a different total. The spectator selects one, and it matches a prediction.
  • The Perfect Match! Two dice are shaken in a large matchbox. The end total is predicted.
  • May I have the Envelope Please? Envelope utility
  • Borrowed Bill Burning Bright: application of envelope utility

Trevor's Benson Bowl Routine: with a bowl, 4 sponges, and toy plastic dinner roll. Three sponge balls appear beneath the bowl. The balls travel from hand to bowl, and eventually, the roll is discovered.

Chapter Four: Focus on Coins

  • Trevor’s Coins In Tumbler: Four coins to cup routine. No gimmicks.
  • Coins Through the What Else: (Table!). No gimmicks
  • Me-Too Matrix: sympathetic coins/four-coin assembly. No gimmicks.
  • Hole Card: After several comedic false starts, a coin is pushed through a too-small hole in a card

Chapter Five: Focus on Comedy

  • Coincidence: strips of paper are torn and eliminated until only one remains. It matches the number of cigarettes in a jar.
  • The Blazing Match Box (book): gimmick to light matches
  • The Matchless Prediction: Book of matches is shown with some already burnt. Two cards are selected. The 7 card selected matches the 7 burnt heads! The 8…doesn’t match anything. Suddenly the book of matches catches on fire, the fifteen matches matching the 7+8 card combo.
  • The Fetsch Force: use for the above trick.
  • A Little Light Humor: match gag
  • Watch! Coin tossed hand to hand turns into a watch
  • Blow Die: Die is “blown” up

The Razor Blade Trick: Stack of blades string themselves. Lots of squeemish comedy!

  • Broken and Restored Spectacles: borrowed
  • The Sharpshooter: a hole is shot in a die at the selected number
  • A Punny Puzzle: crossword gag

Chapter Six: Focus on Dealer Effects

  • Flog – A Sponge Ball Routine: A full sponge ball routine based on golf with comedy patter. Splitting a ball, in the spectator’s hand, and a “FORE (4)” finish
  • Die and Domino Divination: Dominoes used to match a die selection (commercial Die Divination trick)
  • Tamariz Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits: comedy bit using the Apple cards
  • The Brema Nut: Good nut off string routine using a spring-close ring box.
  • Commercial Chop Cup routine: A quick, straightforward non-insulting routine with double end load.
  • Tip from Trevor: restaurant/hotel tip

Details: Trevor Lewis ESOLC “that’s Close Up

Phil Willmarth (editor)
Photographs by Anne Willmarth, Illustrations by Marshall Philyaw.
©1981 Lewis and Willmarth, Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″, Soft Cover, Saddle Stitched, 98 Pages

Originally printed by Standridge Magic

The copies we have are from the Philip Willmarth Estate.


Tags Philip Willmarth, ESOLC, Trevor Lewis, Close Up magic
Media Type Shipped Product

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