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Jaybs
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Here's a talented magician performing some Slydini material. I'm very impressed with his performance and I think the music goes great with this routine. If anybody knows what this Slydini routine is called and where it can be found/learned, I would love to know. Hope you enjoy!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=YcgmFWEnrYI
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Thanks, Jaybs, for putting up this link. It is indeed a very rare footage of Slydini's work.
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Jaybs,

Thanks for sharing this! The gentleman reminds me so much of my hero....The Great Slydini! You should check out Rocco! Better yet PM Justin Style and tell him about it!

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Zhang
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It is very nice, but I just can't stand lapping or be sitting when doing magic, to me it is like cheating twice.

Wu.
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Okay... I posted a reply to this already on another thread and it was impolitely deleted without explanation. Here goes, one last time... (sorry... this is the reader's digest version of my original post):

Check out Karl Fulves' book, "The Best of Slydini and More," for two routines called "Destroyed and Restored Cigarette," and "Torn and Restored Lit Cigarette." Additionally, you can find the routine "Cigarette Miracle" in the original "Stars of Magic" book. To see "Cigarette Miracle" performed by the master, himself, check out the beautiful DVD set "As I Recall." Optionally (and less likely), see if you can track down the Slydini episodes of the Dick Cavett show (it's on the first appearance).

Can't understand why my original post was deleted. Hopefully if they delete this one they'll offer some explanation.

I hope this helps.
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I'm glad you guys enjoyed the video! I agree, it's a terrific interpretation of Slydini's work.

Magiguy-

Thanks for pointing me to the resource where this routine can be found. As for your post being deleted on the other thread, you can blame me. I posted this in the wrong section of the Café, so I re-posted it in the correct forum (here) and asked the other thread to be deleted. I wasn't aware that they could simply move it, so for that, I apologize.
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No worries. I just felt bad that you hadn't seen the original, expanded version of my post. Anyway... glad the information landed where it belonged.

Best regards,
Evan (aka Magiguy)
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Hate to say it, But...

That was only half way decent at best. Sorry.

Too many things that even Slydini himself, would not approve.

If you want to see how it is really done, properly, get The Learning experience by Rocco - The man Slydini called his best student.

Thanks for sharing.
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I found it kind of confusing...... a lot of hand movements for ''nothing''.... I had never seen this video... Thanks!!
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This is the best cigarette vid I have ever seen...Cyril at work......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0G9yENOSOQ
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That was a student of Slydini's. Why not view the master himself?

Here is some of his work with cigarettes:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SZ2_AAkyYG4&a......;search=

And some work with coins and the wonderful "Helicopter Card":

http://youtube.com/watch?v=3s4qYDhH8ns&a......;search=

"Paper balls in the Hat" and a couple of his torn & restored cigarette routines:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=i30qx9eI1r0&a......;search=

And, the famous "Paper balls over the head":

http://youtube.com/watch?v=FW6oQZc_c80

Dick Cavet was a good friend and student of Slydini's. Slydini was on his show a few times in the 1970s. He was well into his 70s during these clips.

Magiguy is right, the best way to learn Slydini's magic is thru the Fulves books.
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Thank you for sharing those clips Gary. I remember seeing these clips in the past and they are a great reminder of how talented Slydini actually was. To be honest, I wasn't too fond of Slydini's performance of Cigarette Fantasy on the Dick Cavet Show. Either way, just seeing the master perform his routines is inspiring and always enjoyable to watch.
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I don't think the Cavet cigarette performance was his best. I got to see him perform many routines in close up situations in the mid-1970s. Syldini would come to the club I was involved in at the time and teach, and I also took several private lessons from him, but was not one of his "students" with whom he worked closely. In any event, I got to see and know him a bit. I can say that watching this man perform his close up work was an absolute delight. He was unbelievably devilish, and would fool you over and over. He loved his magic and was an incredible performer. I truely have never seen anyone that surpasses Slydini. He was a ture master of timing, misdirection, and coordinated speach and body movement. Everything was combined to make the magic. And, it was always magic to watch him.

If you are interested in studying Slydini, the Fulves books are in my opinion the best. Syldini Encores is also well written, though I think everything in that book is probably in the Fulves books. There are two Fulves books on Slydini. The Best of Slydini and More covers timing, movement, misdirection, etc, and much of his close up material. This was written before video, so there are two parts to the book -- text and photos. It is very well done. The DVD As I Recall Syldini brought tears to my eyes when I first watched it. It's also very good.

Slydini had a style that involved a lot of (for him) beautiful movements. He didn't speak all that much in some of his routines, and thus used movement to convey the magic. People who have learned his material have traditionally copied these movements. Unfortunately, they appears as clones, using stilted movement. But, no one can be Slydini. Keep this in mind if you study his work. Look to adapt it to your style, which he encouraged in his students after his method and approach was fully learned.
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On 2007-10-01 19:38, Gary Dayton wrote:
That was a student of Slydini's. Why not view the master himself?

Here is some of his work with cigarettes:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SZ2_AAkyYG4&a......;search=

And some work with coins and the wonderful "Helicopter Card":

http://youtube.com/watch?v=3s4qYDhH8ns&a......;search=

"Paper balls in the Hat" and a couple of his torn & restored cigarette routines:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=i30qx9eI1r0&a......;search=

And, the famous "Paper balls over the head":

http://youtube.com/watch?v=FW6oQZc_c80

Dick Cavet was a good friend and student of Slydini's. Slydini was on his show a few times in the 1970s. He was well into his 70s during these clips.

Magiguy is right, the best way to learn Slydini's magic is thru the Fulves books.


Thanks Gary for all those links. Slydini's performance is really super. I just cannot get tired watching him perform repeatedly.
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The performance was so amazing! Flawless. I haven't been acquainted to cig magic until I saw the boss rannie's take on it.He has a quick cigarette routine as well.

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