This 185 page e-book contains 67 card effects by Al Thatcher. While not for the beginning card magician, the effects contained in this book are certainly within the reach of the intermediate card magician. The most difficult sleight would probably be an overhand stock shuffle or the “Elmsley Count”–pretty basic indeed. If you like effects that use the “Breather Crimp,” you will be pleased with what you find in these pages. Al liked creating effects that used the “Breather” and there are many such effects in this book. In short, it is a book that will satisfy the most discerning magician and provide him with several effects that are worth many times the price of the book.
After Hours Magic, a Book of Al Thatcher Card Magic; 185 pp. e-book with 67 card effects by Al Thatcher, intended for the intermediate card magician.
Al Thatcher was born November 28, 1917. He became interested in magic around 1930 at the age of 13. The first few years, Al was pretty much on his own but as time passed he became acquainted with other people who held his same interest. In March 1939 he joined the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM). Over the many years until his death on August 5, 2005, Al remained a loyal member to Ring 7 in Columbus. He held the position of President of Ring 7 more than a few times and many more times as Secretary-Treasurer.
Al did a club style act with a humorous style distinctively his own. He preferred card magic and was considered the “Card Expert” of the Ring. He was well versed in all phases of card magic and could session for hours with others who held the same interest. Nick Trost was probably the most frequent visitor…
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