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joshsmagic
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Recommendations for good DVDs or books?
k13pt0maniac
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Anything by Tom Mullica, and pick up Keith Clark's Encyclopedia of Cigarette Tricks.

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Also, check out Flare. I've never gotten it to work convincingly, but it has massive potential.
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Thanks a lot. I will def. check it out.
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I use to have the same thing with Flare. I could never get it to work, but like Rantaak mentioned, it does have potential.
John Kennedy has a nice T&R effect

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Tom Mullica does not tip any of his real stuff.
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On 2009-06-15 08:19, Mike Webb wrote:
Tom Mullica does not tip any of his real stuff.

Actually, he did. From what I've heard, he is reluctant to perform the Nicotine Nincompoop act.
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On 2009-06-15 08:19, Mike Webb wrote:
Tom Mullica does not tip any of his real stuff.

Actually, he did. From what I've heard, he is reluctant to perform the Nicotine Nincompoop act.

He no longer performs it, but he taught it (Nicotine Nincompoop) thoroughly on one of his videos.
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On 2009-06-17 01:28, manal wrote:
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On 2009-06-15 17:27, Alan Munro wrote:
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On 2009-06-15 08:19, Mike Webb wrote:
Tom Mullica does not tip any of his real stuff.

Actually, he did. From what I've heard, he is reluctant to perform the Nicotine Nincompoop act.

He no longer performs it, but he taught it (Nicotine Nincompoop) thoroughly on one of his videos.



Do you know which one?
Not that I intend to do it, it's madness!
It would be useful to hear his thoughts on tongueing etc. I've not found many other resources. To be fair it is a bit of a "try it until you've come to terms with burning yourself" sort of thing.

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My favorite is a routine taught to me by Tim Conover about 30 years ago. Pull a paper out of a Zig Zag sleeve (fl*** paper), grab tobacco from the air, light it, it turns into a cigarette. Light the cigarette, take a puff, talk about how this is bad for you. Push the lit cigarette into your hand. Gone! I don't think he ever published it. I'm not even sure he came up with it, but it kills. Cigarette magic is so taboo in the United States, but if I'm outside I can still pull it off.
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I get away with doing cigarette magic on the street, you can see in some peoples faces they are against it because there are almost alwasy kids present at a street show, but I do it anyways.

I will not explain my routine on here but I will state I end with the old cigarette pull and by the end of the routine nobody cares about the cancer sticks of death.

It is getting harder to borrow a smoke these days, dang things are so expensive!
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I think that cigarette magic is just too antisocial now, although I find it really magical. I was wondering if you could use herbal cigarettes in an act. Has anyone tried it? They are sold for smokers giving up, and don't contain tobacco so they don't have the risks of normal cigarettes.
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They aren't any healthier.
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With cigarettes having become socially incorrect (neo-prohibition), you may want to look at David Stone's "Quit Smoking" routine where he never succeed getting the lighter and the cigarette at the right place at the right moment. Based on Gregory Wilson's Recap (same idea with a pen and its cap), it's a great and very entertaining routine which win both smokers and ferocious anti-tobacco militants.

As to the books there was a Lewis Ganson (or possibly Ken Brooke) Teach In booklet on a continuous cigarette production but I did find one in Keith Clark's Encyclopedia which was using far more naturalistic movements. Lloyd also had a routine in a booklet...

One additional tip: most cigarette tricks can be performed with penknives (which we can no longer take along in a plane: neo-prohibition again... but it is also for out own good -isn't it always the case when sectarians impose their fears upon the rest of the population?)
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Neil, Tom Mullica tips the it Nicotine Nincompoop routine on his set of expert cigarette magic volume 14. The series has MANY excellent cigarette routines, if you want to learn some really STRONG cigarette magic, you gotta check these out!

If your able to find a copy of his book (Showtime At The Tom-Foolery) he covers many cigarette effects in here as well. The book is OOP and VERY VERY hard to find,I'm very lucky as not only do I have a copy, but mine is signed as well. This is one of my most prized books!!!!

Eugene Burger has a few cig vanishes in his book "The performance of Close-Up Magic". You can also search out "Treasury of cigarette magic" by Tops, this is an older book, but has some real gems inside.

In my opinion, the most mind-blowing cigarette trick, I've ever seen or performed is available on the Stevens Bar Magic DVD and is performed by one of my all-time favorite magicians Scotty York. It's INCREDIBLE, the work isn't tipped on the DVD though, you'll have to invest in another DVD to learn to work on it, and on the DVD that gives you the inside work, the routine isn't performed...Go Figure. This NEVER fails to get jaw dropping GASPS from everyone everytime I do it. It is excellent. You can also find this trick in the Genii (July 1992) issue with David Harkey on the cover. It's titled "The Everyman Cigarette" in the issue. However I really recommend watching it!

Just remember to use good judgement on where and when to perform cigarette magic.
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One of the performers in the Australian Institute of Magic Gala show did a cigarette routine, and he is very skilled with cigarette manipulation (Enzo Ficco). But the audience did not really breathe easy during the act, and you could feel that they weren't really comfortable with someone making cigarettes look magical.

I like the things that can be done with a small object such as a cigarette and the shape lends itself to being versatile with so many different vanishes available.

I have thought about rolling up notes but that has a whole other connotation, a lot worse!

I did a few "cigarette" tricks last night at a restaurant at a table full of kids. And that was only possible because there was a cup full of crayons on the table. And they were exactly the right size! Perfect!
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I forgot to mention: the Learned Pig Project website has a book on cigarette magic. Very very very good stuff.
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Don't forget John Rodgers' wonderful wooden prop cigars and cigarettes! You can perform lots of routines without lighting up. Jaxon does a wonderful bit called 'Outsmokin'" where he can't light a cigarette because the filter tip always ends up by the match. Smile

http://www.woodencigars.com/
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I have one of Don Rogers cigarettes (out smokin) and its great! I get a lot of laughs with it.
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Depends what you do really & how you do it with Cigs

I use 1 lit cig vanish routine in every cabaret/corp show I do-thats all I do as shows
and have done for over 20 years.

Part of the 90 sec routine includes me realising Ive stuffed up by lighting a cig indoors
- so with a bit flashpaper and a TT and a cig,some water in a wineglass then leading into a snowstorm-Ive always had many people
compliment the routine even non smokers but it plays so well!

I always get one person-usually some old Doris in the front row yelling -you cant smoke in here
but this plays perfect for the routine I do-timed to the second with music etc.....

Cheers Brent
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