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THE CONJURORS’ MAGAZINE

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JULY 2013 • $6

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COVER PHOTO BY DON CAMP Mr. Kaufman's Portrait by Zakary Belamy

VOLUME 76

NUMBER 7

JULY 2013

FEATURE

58 Imam! by Prakash Puru

76 Imam's Balls from Mouth by Prakash Puru

by Federico Ludueña

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Genii Speaks by Richard Kaufman On the Slant by Jon Racherbaumer Now Performing In Memoriam Ernest Earick by Eric Evans Lost Horizons Purple Prose by Max Maven The Chamber of Secrets Conradi’s Original

84 The Magic and Burlesque of Dolly Kent

COLUMNS

Billiard Ball Illusion by John Gaughan

24 Ringside Mr. Perfect by Caleb Wiles 32 Magicana 32 34 37

Fingertip Aces by Jack Carpenter, Described by Andi Gladwin Three, the Magic Number by Damian Jennings, Described by Ian Kendall Bottom Palm Replacement by Gabe Fajuri, Described by Ian Kendall 38 Tokyo Workshop Sympatico Silks by Kazu Katayama Described by Jon Racherbaumer

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PHOTOGRAPHERS

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46 Lodestones Dr. Griffin's Palm by Tom Stone

LIGHT FROM THE LAMP

94 Tricks Reviewed by Danny Orleans 94 94 95 95 95 96 96 97

Phantom Deck by Joshua Jay Omni Pen by David Penn and Spencer Wood Melting Point by Casshan Wallace Totally Crazy Bands by Rasmus Hide and Seek by James Brown Vortex of Refreshment by David Regal Fortuneteller’s Prediction; B irthday Surprise in Las Vegas by Yoram Bar-Sela, Gad Bar-Sela The Cooler by Christian Engblom

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97 Books Reviewed by John Lovick

97 The Complete Walton, Vols. 1 and 2 by Roy Walton

99 Videos Reviewed by Dustin Stinett

99 The Herrmann Pass by Jason England and O ut of My Mind by Bedros “Spidey” Akkelian 100 Carney 2013: Exclusive Secrets: “8 to 12”; “Four Gone” by John Carney 100 Miracles of the Mind: Volumes 1 and 2 by T. A. Waters 101 The Logical Disconnect by Bob Cassidy 101 The Experiment by Franz Harary

104 Subscription Information/Advertisers Index

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