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Incredible Close-Up Magic

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Incredible Close-Up Magic
AuthorGary Ouellet
PublisherCamirand Academy of Magic
Publication Date1982
Preceded byMeir Yedid's Finger Fantasies
Meir Yedid's second book of original close-up magic, following his seminal Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies, and the first hardcover book published by the Camirand Academy of Magic. 136 pages, photo illustrated, written by Gary Ouellet and published in 1982.

Table of Contents

  • Publisher's Foreword by Guy Camirand
  • Preface by Meir Yedid
  • Compucard
  • The Invisible Poker Hand
  • Make it Snappy
  • Birds of a Feather
  • Signa-Fusion
  • Royal Takeover
  • Calculated Miracle
  • Ghostwriter
  • The Travelling Thumb
  • Thumb Through the Table

Notes of Interest

  • Compucard was originally slated to appear in the Masters of Magic series, and features a handful of unique sleights, including a false cut called The Meir Mix, an unusual flourish called The Card Sorting Move, and a revelation called The Slingshot Snap-Out (first published in Richard Kaufman's Cardworks)
  • An outgrowth of Royal Takeover appeared more than 25 years later in the January 2008 issue of Genii under the name Radical Hold'em.
  • This book was the first in a projected series called The Professional Magic Series, which ultimately delivered only one more installment - Gary Ouellet's ProControl.
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