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Take Two, The Collection

Welcome to the Take Two archive, a rich and colourful collection of essays by Jamy Ian Swiss. The project was originally conceived to share the author’s insights on the appreciation for the art of magic. The archive now houses seventy-one articles that examine the specific forms, or individual styles of magic and magicians, using two or more curatorial choices of magic videos to illustrate.

WHERE TO BEGIN?

We invite you to dive in at the beginning, or work your way backward, or if you are looking for a specific magician, perhaps, try the alphabetical or numerical indexes below.

For more

Visit Take Two’s twin compendium, the Lyons Den Archive, where you will find thirty-six product reviews and more essays written by Jamy Ian Swiss.

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TAKE TWO INDEX

Alphabetical List by Subject

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A
Don Alan #3
Jerry Andrus #44

B
Roy Benson #7
Gaëtan Bloom #22
Eugene Burger #6
Lance Burton #4

C
Chan Canasta #50
Cardini #41
Cardistry #20
John Carney #68
Bob Cassidy #9
Cigarette Paper Tear #1
John Cornelius #65

D
Daryl #14
Derek Dingle #27

E
Ben Earl #12

F
Fantasio #48
Eddie Fechter #33
Al Flosso #30

G
John Gaughan #53
Paul Gertner #17
Brian Gillis #57
Albert Goshman #28
Albert Goshman Returns #28B
Grand Illusions #2
Jimmy Grippo #49

H
Denny Haney #13

I
Imam #35
The Internet is Good for Magic #11

J
Ricky Jay #62
Larry Jennings #63

K
Fred Kaps #36

L
René Lavand #45
Lukas Lee & Yu Ho Jin #16
The Linking Rings #23
Harry Lorayne #61

M
Edward Marlo #71
Jay Marshall #43
Eric Mead #69
Billy McComb #46
Charlie Miller #54
Movie Magic #51
Tom Mullica #42

N
Martin Nash #31
Earl Nelson #38

O
Oldest Trick in the Book (Cups & Balls) #55
On the Passing of Two Masters #18

P
Pat Page #60
Channing Pollock #64
Paul Potassy #59
Presto! #37

R
Del Ray #29
Richiardi #10
Rocco #67
David Roth #5

S
Peter Samelson #70
Saying Goodbye #39
Siegfried & Roy #21
Silvan #56
Michael Skinner #26
Slydini #34
Steve Spill #8
Street Magic, Part 1 #24
Street Magic, Part 2 #25

T
Juan Tamariz #66
Garrett Thomas #15
Johnny Thompson #58

V
Jean Valton #19
Dai Vernon #52

W
J.C. Wagner #47
David Williamson #40
Tommy Wonder #32

Numerical List Index

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#1 | Cigarette Paper Tear
#2 | Grand Illusions
#3 | Don Alan
#4 | Lance Burton
#5 | David Roth
#6 | Eugene Burger
#7 | Roy Benson
#8 | Steve Spill
#9 | Bob Cassidy
#10 | Richiardi
#11 | The Internet is Good for Magic
#12 | Ben Earl
#13 | Denny Haney
 #14 | Daryl
#15 | Garrett Thomas
# 16 | Lukas Lee & Yu Ho Jin
#17 | Paul Gertner
#18 | On the Passing of Two Masters
#19 | Jean Valton
#20 | Cardistry
#21 | Siegfried & Roy
#22 | Gaëtan Bloom
#23 | The Linking Rings
#24 | Street Magic, Part 1
#25 | Street Magic, Part 2
#26 | Michael Skinner
#27 | Derek Dingle
#28 | Albert Goshman
#28B | Albert Goshman Returns
#29 | Del Ray
#30 | Al Flosso
#31| Martin Nash
#32 | Tommy Wonder
#33 | Eddie Fechter
#34 | Slydini
#35 | Imam
#36 | Fred Kaps
#37 | Presto!
#38 | Earl Nelson
#39 | Saying Goodbye
#40 | David Williamson
#41 | Cardini
#42 | Tom Mullica
#43 | Jay Marshall
#44 | Jerry Andrus
#45 | René Lavand
#46 | Billy McComb
#47 |  J.C. Wagner
#48 | Fantasio
#49 | Jimmy Grippo
#50 | Chan Canasta
#51 | Movie Magic
#52 | Dai Vernon
#53 | John Gaughan
#54 | Charlie Miller
#55 | The Oldest Trick in the Book (Cups & Balls)
#56 | Silvan
#57 | Brian Gillis
#58 | Johnny Thompson
#59 | Paul Potassy
#60 | Pat Page
#61 | Harry Lorayne
#62 | Ricky Jay
#63 | Larry Jennings
#64 | Channing Pollock
#65 | John Cornelius
#66 | Juan Tamariz
#67 | Rocco
#68 | John Carney
#69 | Eric Mead
#70 | Peter Samelson
#71 | Edward Marlo