Friday, January 21, 2011

Free Magic Again!

Greetings from all of us at Hank Lee’s Magic Factory. So, it snowed again this week. I am not sure how much. Five inches. Six inches. What difference does it make? It was plenty to shovel. Which was made all the more fun when it rained overnight and created a lovely coating of ice on top of the snow. So, we had to chop the ice in order to shovel the snow. It’s only the second week of January and already I am done with winter.

Eric Ross performed his amazing effect, Rizer, on the Ellen Show yesterday. It looked terrific. When your public clamors for you to perform the trick that Eric did on Ellen, don’t disappoint. You can get Rizer right here at Hank Lee’s! Don’t delay!

This is a good month for music here on the home front. Lucas’ GF Julia is spending her Winter break in Boston, singing the music of Bach at Emmanuel Church in Boston. Very beautiful. And, Lucas the Singing Son is performing a one-person recital at the Winchester Unitarian Center in Winchester, MA tonight at 7:30. Open to the public, if you catch my drift.

This year’s Cape Cod Conclave keeps chugging along. Registrations are coming in at a good clip. The talent is 95% booked, and it looks so great! I hope you are planning to be with us. The dates are April 8th – 10th, and you can, as always, register online at

And, that’s all I know. Time to check out this week’s excitement!

FREE MAGIC AGAIN - YOUR CHOICE! That’s right, absolutely Free Magic! And, all you have to do is a little bit of math. Here’s the way it works: Until Tuesday, January 25th at midnight, put all the items you want to order in your Shopping Cart in the Online Catalog at Check the total (not including the shipping). Now, take 30% of the total (Hint: Just multiply the total by .30) and we will give you Free Magic up to that amount. All you need to do is let us know what Free Magic you want by listing it in the Customer Notes Box of the online checkout. No special codes. Nothing to remember. It’s easy as pie. And, it’s free!
For example, let’s say your order total before shipping comes to $500.00. 30% of that amount is $150.00. You have earned $150.00 in Free Magic. Just list the additional items you’d like in the Customer Notes Box, up to $150.00, and we will ship them along with your order, absolutely free. This is an amazing deal, and you should really take advantage of it!
If you are placing your order by phone at 800 874 7400, just let the order taker know what Free Magic you would like. Same if you are placing your order by FAX at 781 395 2034.
The only rule is that your order total must be at least $30.00 to take advantage of this promotion. Remember, this sales event ends on Tuesday, January 25th at midnight, so don’t delay. Enjoy!

Now, let’s take a look at this week’s Hotlist.

(1) Lennart Green Master File DVD Set: Here, for the first time, Lennart Green reveals the secrets behind his award winning professional act and dozens more card and close-up routines, sleights, flourishes and the incredible card controls that have made his performances legendary. Also included are two hours of exclusive interview material
Lennart Green is the Master of Chaos!
Disc 1 - Professional Act
Command performance at the Baroque Library, University of Coimbra, fully explained! This is Lennart Green's professional act, an act that has taken him around the world, and it is explained in full. Every trick, every line of patter, every hint, tip and explanation. For the first time, nothing has been left out, from the opening production of a glass of beer to the incredibly baffling card locations and the world's most mystifying and entertaining blindfold act. Enjoy the performance and then be astonished by the explanations.
Disc 2 - Controlled Chaos
Card Separations
Cuts And Shuffles
Special Moves
Lennart Green takes shuffled decks and magically restores them to their original order. He explains all his techniques: subtle false shuffles, secret culling and stunning productions. Now you can learn how to take any shuffled deck, find selected cards, the Aces or even finish with the entire deck in numerical order. These are practical techniques honed in a thousand performances that have earned Lennart Green his title The Master of Chaos.
Disc 3 - Personal Favorites
Two Dragons
The Terrorist
And many more!
Lennart's favorite close-up routines are also featured, including self-working marvels like Stolen Cards, Stonehenge, Two Dragons, Something Happened and The Terrorist. Card sharps will love his poker routines, multi-phase tricks in which the performer cannot lose. Also included are his crowd-pleasing Three Shell routine, Coins Thru Table and the new close-up sensations that are Orimagi and Figurine.
Disc 4 - Miscellaneous
Three Shell Game
Poker Routines
Coins Thru Table
Inside The Mind Of Lennart Green:
Also featured on the DVDs are two hours of interview material with Lennart Green. Luis de Matos interviews Lennart about his life, his work and his magic. It provides a unique insight into one of the most intriguing performers of our times, as Lennart describes his early influences, how he became a professional magician and his love of puzzles, music and magic. He also explains a remarkable scam with a deck of cards that almost netted him $250,000! Behind the scenes footage of the making of the DVD completes the set.
English DVD Box Set Subtitled In 6 Languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese.
$150.00 (DVD01228)

What people are saying:

"Of the great magicians that I have admired, Lennart makes people feel as though they are witnessing real magic." - David Blaine

"Lennart Green, one of the nicest, coolest, most innovative and talented guys on the planet!" - Steve Forte

"He can knock your socks off with seeming miracles." - Martin Gardner

(2) Magic Flash Banner: Randy Bernstein's Magic Flash Banner creates instant impact and adds humor to any routine. Use it in stage shows, trade shows, close-up, walk-around, and kids' shows!
Package includes 2 Flash Banners: One with Applause/Eight of Hearts, and one blank banner for making your own custom designs. The banner works great with dry-erase markers - you can make all sorts of customized messages!
$20.00 (60.1725)

(3) Breakout – Peter Eggink: A card case is shown empty with a hole cut out in the front.
Any card is selected and signed by the spectator. The card is lost inside the pack and shuffled thoroughly.
Next, the cards are placed back inside the card case.
Through the hole, the spectator can clearly see the top card of the pack.
With just a wave of the hand and under truly impossible conditions, the top card inside the card case visually changes into the spectator’s selection! Through the hole, the initialed card can now be seen!
Now for the final kicker! With just a shake of the card case the signed selection visually leaps right through the hole of the card case!
This amazing routine from the creative mind of Peter Eggink is eye candy of the highest caliber.
The effect comes complete with a high-quality hand-crafted card case and gimmick. Use your own deck of cards.
Key Points:
Easy to do
No palming
Visually stunning
Resets in seconds
No hinges or flaps
$31.75 (30.1566)
Available for shipment the second week of February. Pre-order now and we’ll ship it free of charge to anywhere in the world!

(4) Alpha Deck – Richard Sanders: Richard Sanders’ Alpha Deck is a three-phase miracle with a killer ending!
The spectator hands you half the deck and keeps the other half for himself. You each spread through your face down cards and you each remove any one card.
Effect 1: The chosen cards are turned over and they are the exact mates of one another...The Ace of Hearts and the Ace of diamonds.
Effect 2: The process is repeated, and this time the cards turn out to be the Ace of Clubs and the Ace of Spades. A perfect 4 of a kind! But wait, there's more!
Effect 3: The magician and the spectator each turn over the rest of the cards in their hands. They are all blank and totally examinable.
The Alpha Deck is a diabolical principle that will allow you to perform a strong 3-phase routine that will knock your spectators for a loop! Each phase builds on the last, getting stronger each time and finishing with the killer climax where all the cards are blank and examinable. No Rough and Smooth. Totally self-working. $25.00 (30.1120)

(5) Houdini’s Tooth: Inspired by Houdini's real tooth, the dusty halls of Magic, Inc. and the true story of how Jay Marshall acquired Houdini's tooth.
The replica Houdini Tooth is threaded onto a pair of Jay Marshall's shoelaces and tied around a silk handkerchief. You can even tie the shoelaces around the spectator's hand.
Give the shoelaces a little pull and Houdini's Tooth escapes! All items are examinable.
The trick includes: The Tooth, Shoelaces, Handkerchief and complete instructions along with the story of Houdini's Tooth! $29.95 (60.1723)

(6) Plot Twists – Oliver Meech: The long-awaited follow-up to Oliver's critical and commercial hit 'The Plot Thickens'. This time it's all about taking plots you know and twisting them until they become new again.
23 twisted items using cards, coins, flashlights, dog tags and more, including:
Google Guessing: Memorize the Internet - Gregory Wilson's favorite.
Truly Invisible Deck: Perform a version where the deck remains invisible throughout.
Mouthy Transposition: Do sleight-of-tongue with coins.
Tarot Crib: Give quick personality readings without any memory work.
Pop-In: Get a coin inside a sealed Snapple bottle, with the safety button down.
All written in the entertaining style that made 'The Plot Thickens' so popular. It's time to get twisting.
86 pages. 8.25"x 11.75.” 108 photos. Perfect Bound.
$22.00 (BK01754)

"The production of the book is excellent...An infusion of magic oxygen." - The Magic Circular

"A terrific book! Drop whatever you're doing, pull up your pants and buy it immediately! Highly Recommended." - Genii Magazine.

(7) Any Ring – Richard Sanders: From Richard Sanders, Any Ring, the revolutionary ring vanishing handkerchief!
Most ring vanishing handkerchiefs 
can only vanish a specific ring size. This is awkward for the practical performer as you have to search for someone with the correct ring. If you can't find the correct ring then you have to skip the trick.
With Any Ring, you can vanish any size ring, from a thin Engagement Ring to the thickest Signet Band.
The spectator's ring is placed under a handkerchief and
the spectator holds the ring through the cloth. The spectator feels their ring until the last second;
when the spectator lets go, the ring is gone!
The borrowed ring can be made to appear anywhere you want. This is the ultimate accessory item.
Bonus routine included!

Don't leave home without Any Ring! $24.95 (60.1418)

(8) Psychoportation – Devin Knight: Teleport a borrowed driver's license under near impossible conditions.
Two manila envelopes are shown. Each is just large enough to hold a driver's license. Any spectator comes forward. No stooge or pre-show work. He hands you his driver's license which is placed inside one of the manila envelopes. The performer marks a large 1 on the front of the envelope. This envelope is then placed inside a larger window envelope where it is seen through the clear window. The window envelope is then clipped closed with a paper clip and finally placed inside a clear plastic bag and given to the participant to hold.
The second manila envelope is then marked with the number 2 and shown to be empty. It really is and is not gimmicked in any way. The performer then places this empty envelope inside another window envelope where it remains in full view through the clear window. The envelope is clipped closed with a paper clip and propped up on a table so the audience always sees it.
In a blink, the performer causes the driver's license to vanish from the envelope being held by the participant. He opens the envelope marked 1 and it is empty. He can examine it, as it is not gimmicked. His license has vanished.
The performer calls attention to the envelope marked 2, that is inside the window envelope that has been in full view. This envelope is given to the participant. When he opens it he finds his driver's license inside. He may examine the envelope, as it is also not gimmicked. Baffling beyond words.
Requires no skill. There is no palming and everything is done in a slow and smooth manner. No extra gimmicks, nothing used but the envelopes. The method will amaze you, so clever, yet so easy.
Comes complete with envelopes and detailed direction in the usual Devin Knight style.
$29.00 (60.1724)

And, that’s this week’s Get Out The Shovel, There’s More Snow A’ Comin’ Hotlist. Lots of great new items that managed to wing their way here despite the foul weather!
As always, I want to personally thank you for taking time out from your busy schedules to spend some with us! Whether it’s online at or in person at 102 North Street in Medford, we love the company!