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Posted: Feb 18, 2003 1:16pm
That's a rather limited field, i.e., things that are published, but not well known. That seems to be the very definition of material that's contributed to magazines. You know the old saying about the best place to hide a trick and all. Like you mention, the Scotty York material was first published in "Magicana" in Genii back in the 70's, as was the material of Derek Dingle and Sawa.
In addition to these, I'd say the following are pretty obscure, but obtainable and worthwhile:
John Kennedy's lecture notes, for the routine "Translocation" which turns out to be a seminal routine of the tabled coins across genre, and Mark Lefler's very clever reverse.
The John Ramsay material used to be fairly unknown, but all this talk about the Cylinder and Coins and Andrew Galloway's new tapes has changed that.
If you don't already have Ganson's "Routined Manipulation" series, it is very worthwhile, containing valuable lessons in the basics, as well as Fred Kaps' "Coins and Glass" routine, Henry Hay's "Coins up the Sleeve," and Ken Brooke's handling oc the "Cap and Pence".
Magic by Gosh, the video of Goshman's act is a little difficult to find (he produced it himself, and I believe his company distributes it?) but is essential if you really want to understand what makes the retention illusion work. Also, the structure of his close up act is there for your study, and it is essential viewing.
Is Ed Marlo's "Coining Magic" obscure? Interesting to see how the card man thought about coins.
Speaking of magazines, Racherbaumer's Kaballa was an extremely fertile source for its entire run, and the only place to find important material from Roger Klause. You might also learn a few good card tricks.
Mike Gallo has a set of lecture notes under the title "Close Up Insider" that are very good. I can't recall how I came across them out here in the Pacific.
And, of course, there is one set of lecture notes that fall into the even rarer class: well-known for being little known, and hard to find, those being the (now infamous) Gary Kurtz manuscripts featuring "Full Frontal Assault" (it turns out that the Stevens tape, which is performance only, only shows the first half of the routine) "Flurious" (a more elaborate version than appeared in the Kaufman book)and "Continuations/Departures I and II".
If that's not enough to set you off and running, let me know. Do you have the Ken Brooke instructions for the Kaps "Chinese Coin Routine"?
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