It's a really, really, really big deal when Guy Hollingworth releases new material. He is one of our favorite close-up magicians and he hasn't released anything completely new in a very long time (his wonderful DVDs are a re-release of his previous work). The good news is that these lecture notes are filled with new magic (and a few older pieces). The great news is that our review of this product is "outstanding."
As you would expect, Guy explains the effects clearly, and they're beautifully illustrated by him. His wonderful new sleight, The Topless Change, is a kind of Top Change of a card but from a most unusual position. It's wonderful, elegant, and simple, and he uses it in an Ace Assembly to illustrate the properties. He also explores a wonderful new Card to Pocket effect that we have seen him absolutely amaze magicians with.
As for the "classic" Hollingworth effects covered, our favorite is The Voodoo Card, in which you openly tear and burn a card, and its mate--without going near it--also is displayed torn and burned. It's a beautiful, original plot, and exemplifies Guy's creativity.
The complete list of effects are:
- Topless Change
- Minimalist Ace Assembly
- Cards to Pocket
- Universal Card Scam
- Waving the Aces
- The Voodoo Card