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This performance was recorded by Larry Thornton in San Francisco.

It includes an off-beat approach to cutting the aces involving dice, "Les Cartes Diaconis" — a version of the The General Card found in Dai Vernon's Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic, a Ace Assembly with a surprise ending and a demonstration of Dice Stacking.

Submitted Thu, 07/20/2017

This clip of Ernie Brian was recorded by Larry Thornton in Spokane, WA.

This combination of card magic and gambling demonstrations includes the "Dai Vernon Poker Demonstration" from The Dai Vernon Book of Magic.

Submitted Thu, 07/20/2017

Rick Johnsson performs close-up magic, recorded by Larry Thornton in Portland, OR in 1980. He is assisted at the table by a young Daryl Easton.

This verison of the "Afghan Bands" (also known as the "Moebius Bands") incorporating zippers was marketed by Ed Eckle as "Möbi-Zip" in 1977. (Via MagicPedia). 

The appearance of nested lids appeared as "Look! E's Flipped His Lid---" in his column "Come A Little Closer" in the January, 1977 issue of The Linking Ring

Submitted Tue, 07/18/2017

Johnny Ace Palmer performing the Cups and Balls at a private recording session in Los Angeles, CA in 1978. Later in his career, he would become known for performing the Cups using live baby chicks.

Filmed by Larry Thornton

Submitted Tue, 07/18/2017

Johnny "Ace" Palmer performs a routine witha billiard ball, a thimble and a finger ring. Recorded by Larry Thornton in Los Angeles, CA.

Submitted Tue, 07/18/2017

Johnny "Ace" Palmer performs silk magic. Recorded by Larry Thornton. 

Submitted Mon, 07/17/2017

Johnny "Ace" Palmer performing close-up magic. Recorded in 1978 by Larry Thornton. 

Submitted Mon, 07/17/2017

Johnny "Ace" Palmer finds the chosen card with the assistance of a tortoise and a hare. Recorded in Los Angeles, CA in July 1978 by Larry Thornton. 

Submitted Mon, 07/17/2017

Johnny "Ace" Palmer performing the Finger Chopper in Los Angeles, CA in 1987.

From the Larry Thornton Collection.

Submitted Mon, 07/17/2017

Bob Sneider performs on The Magic Palace

Submitted Wed, 10/12/2016

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