Stunners Plus! by Larry Becker
Larry Becker's magnificent opus, Stunners! was first published in 1992. In 1993 at the Society of American Magicians annual convention in New Orleans, Mr. Becker received the coveted Milbourne Christopher Foundation Literary Award for this Outstanding Contribution to the Art of Mentalism and Magic.
|Now, after ten years,
not only may you enjoy this original masterly work, you'll also be able to delve
into the many variations, improvements and new effects that were created during
the decade following the publication of Stunners! In addition, this
exciting new book also includes the instructions and presentations for many of
Larry's commercially produced effects. The original Stunners sold
Stunners! Plus! contains the more than fifty effects from the original Stunners! including Larry's original presentation of his death defying "Russian Roulette." A total over over 100 killer mental routines with books, coins, paper currency, cards, pencils and pens, watches, newspapers, boxes, props, no props, and so much more. Some of the most baffling entertaining, mental effects ever created, all bearing the Becker hallmarks of maximum entertainment potential and simplicity. These inexplicable mysteries, complete with presentations, will catapult you to a higher plateau as an entertainer.
Stunners! Plus! is also packed with major improvements to such effects as Casino Royale, Ultimate Flashback, Serial Killer, Sneak Thief and so many other powerful effects created over the decade following the original Stunners! release. And, as if all this wasn't enough, imagine peering into the inner workings of Larry's many commercial effects, including: Chameleon Chest, Versadex, Blockbuster, Incredible, Insight Wallets, Psiclops, Casino Light, Zenneristic and more.
The Stunners! material has been completely re-typeset and all of the original art and illustrations have been preserved and upated. Stunners! Plus! is a must-have for mentalists from amateur to professional and for magicians who want to make the transition, there's no better place to start.
Softbound, 674 pages, fully illustrated.
Let me describe just one of the effects mentioned above in this tome. It is called "Casino Light" based on Larry's "Casino Royale." An envelope is given to an audience member to hold until the end of the effect. Three spectators are called upon to volunteer. Spectator number one freely chooses a souvenir chip among a few chips. A second spectator shuffles and cuts a deck of cards and then deals two hands of blackjack on the performer's hands. The spectator chooses either hand and holds these two cards in both hands. The third spectator cuts freely a number of bills from a stack of play money (hundreds). When the envelope is opened, which was handed out in the beginning of the effect, there is a prediction with the selected casino on the chip, the exact blackjack hand that was chosen, and the exact amount of bills cut. What an effect! I recently saw a professional perform this effect.What a response it elicited from the audience! All the material in this book is of the same blockbuster quality! Price:$230.00