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Between the Acts by Jimmy Ray (Revised Edition) Between the Acts
by Jimmy Ray

Jimmy Ray, a top-flight pro, reveals nearly two dozen of his favorite effects and routines for close-up and TV workers.

This book is often referred to in other books for magicians, but has long been unavailable. Now revised and updated, this great work is now available once again.

Inside, you'll find beautifully routined magic with coins, cards, dice, and even doves — all clearly explained, along with 25 photographs.

This is commercial magic at its best, suitable for performance on TV, in casinos and night clubs, and for table hopping and corporate events.


  • Cards Through Table
  • There's Something Missing
  • Cutting the Aces
  • Cups and Balls Idea
  • J. R. False Cuts
  • Four Ace Routine
  • Silver and Copper Double-Cross
  • Celebration Supreme
  • Dove Appears
  • J. R. Middle Deal
  • Dice Vanish
  • Chinatown Half and Coin Box Routine
  • Another Twist on the Chinatown Half
  • Thoughts Transposed
  • Goldfish in Glass Idea
  • Paul Copp's Coin Through Handkerchief
  • Coins Through the Table
  • New Twist on the Dime Through Table
  • Snap It
  • Comedy Card Rise
  • Card in Pack of Cigarettes
  • J. R. Method for Lapping a Card
  • Okito Box Routine

"These ideas are tested, workable and usable. Not aimed at the uninformed, this is a friendly magician letting you in on some of his secrets. Well worth reading."

—Lloyd E. Jones

Magic World revised and expanded version features a new chapter, plus additional updates.

This book is offered in both digital and print editions.
(A) Get the digital edition from, or

(B) Get the print edition from House of Mystery Books.


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