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Postby Guest » 05/29/04 12:09 PM

This might belong in the close-up department, but is/was there a book/booklet about tricks using paper cups?
Or a larger book that had a section on such, even at a beginners level?


Postby Jonathan Townsend » 05/29/04 12:29 PM

Of paper cups or cones?

Just the Ramsay routine that I recall. And a cute bit using a thread attaching a ball to the cup in an older book.

Dixie magic anyone?
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Postby David Nethery » 05/29/04 12:56 PM

Sam Berland wrote an entire book called " Berland's Amazing Tricks With Paper Cups" .
I don't know if it's still in print. Last I looked it was still carried by Abbott's , so check with them or any other dealer with a large book selection (Hank Lee or Denny . H&R Books .)
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Postby Tabman » 05/29/04 01:08 PM

i remember seeing some paper cup magic in one of the issues of the phoenix (bruce elliott) but i dont have them around anymore to check to see which one. lots of close up magic in the bound versions of the phoenix.
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Postby Bill Palmer » 05/29/04 09:13 PM

Gene Gloye had a book of magic with paper cups also.
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Postby Guest » 05/29/04 11:18 PM

Hey everybody, thank you for your responses, and I will check them out!
If anybody else has some other references/sources, please let me know.
("Dixie magic" isn't very far off!)

Postby BrendanK » 05/30/04 04:42 AM

One effect only

Ron Bauer's "Dixie" - Number 7 in his series of monographs.

Using faux antique keepsakes of the Confederacy, three Dixie Cups, and a completely worthless $1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000+ bill, you perform a streamlined, fast and funny version of the "Cups and Balls." (You supply three Dixie cups and final cotton boll load. We provide Faux Civil War bills for photocopying."
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Postby Guest » 05/30/04 02:18 PM

tabman's post reminded me of the Dixie Cup version of cups and balls published by Bruce Elliot in the venerable "Classic Secrets of Magic." --Asrah

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