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A note from the publisher:

"L&L Publishing has always been proud of the fact that since over 26 years ago,
we have been able to play a part in preserving the legacy
of Dai Vernon, inarguably one of the most influential magicians who
ever lived. From the Vernon Chronicles books and videos through our
republishing of much of Vernon's written work, including the Dai Vernon
Book of Magic and the Inner Secrets card magic series, we've worked hard
to make sure that Vernon's life and work continues to inspire new
generations of magicians. In my opinion, the Revelations 30th
Anniversary Box Set really is the crown jewel of our efforts. This
project was created and realized with the new Vernon student forefront
in our minds, so those who may have only read about the Professor can
actually see him, and learn directly from him, for years to come. What's
more, we made sure that the price was such that every magician could
make this essential material part of their library. I'm as proud of this
product as anything L&L Publishing has ever produced and I envy the
great joy of discovery that present Vernon fans -- and fans yet-to-be --
have in front of them as they begin to explore the countless
riches inside
." - Louis Falanga

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PRE-RELEASE AT JUST $159.95:

  • 8 REVELATIONS DVDS
  • 3 VERNON LECTURE DVDS
  • 4 VERNON AUDIO CDS
  • 2 SUPORTIVE BOOKLETS - LECTURE NOTES & CATALOG FACSIMILE[/i]

WILL BE SELLING LATER FOR $179.95
SAVE $20 NOW FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!
AND SHIPPING IS STILL FREE IN THE U.S. AND CANADA! - ANOTHER $15 SAVINGS!!


We expect to ship in mid-January 2012.
Your credit card will not be charged until your order ships.


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WILL WONDERS NEVER CEASE?
WHEN IT COMES TO DAI VERNON, APPARENTLY NOT.


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This celebration of the 30th anniversary of Revelations, the series produced originally in 1982 by Hans Zahn in Newfoundland, attests to that amazing legacy and it provides yet another generation of magicians - old and new - the chance to experience Dai Vernon and his magic.

This compilation is much more than just a repackaging of the original discs. With additional footage from the celebrated $1,000 Lecture Tour in the mid-1970s, private videos shot by Bill "The Prez" Larsen at The Magic Castle, and supporting documentation and ephemera, magic aficionados and historians now have an accurate portrayal of perhaps the most celebrated thinker and performer in magic in his Late Period.

Start with Vernon's lecture at the Washington Press Club in August 1973, courtesy of Arthur Emerson. Vernon is 79 years old at the time. That's right,79!

Next, screen the October 9, 1976, lecture at The Magic Castle. Here Vernon is reprising the content of the $1,000 Lecture Tour. He is now 82.

Take a break and turn to the notes provided by Dr. Gene Matsuura. Dr. Matsuura was a confidant of many of the most esteemed sleight-of-hand magicians of the 20th century. He is a real student of magic and, in particular, the magic of Vernon. He is also renowned for the quality of his observations and notes. We thank Dr. Matsuura for agreeing to release his personal notes on Vernon's $1,000 Lecture Tour appearance in Sacramento. His observations are astute, and the nuance he flags worth studying.

Next up: the April 1977 presentations filmed at The Magic Castle. Shot by and because of Bill Larsen, they represent yet another extraordinary gift of the Larsen family to the magic community. In fact, it is hard to imagine what magic would be like today without the Larsens - Genii magazine, The Magic Castle, the Academy of the Magical Arts, and now this. The family, in its fourth generation in magic, continues to contribute to the growth of magic and the preservation of magic history. Vernon, by the way, would soon turn 84!

Only then, it is time to revisit the monumental series that is Revelations. Recorded in 1982, when Vernon was 88, Vernon provides more coaching and commentary than actual performance. Michael Ammar, Gary Ouellet and Steve Freeman are there to assist, performing and demonstrating magic, and to spark the conversation. We see how things are meant to be done, and how not. The breadth of material is staggering. Fortunately, this commemorative package of discs and other material includes a reproduction of a booklet that provides a detailed description of each section so that viewers can zero in on their particular area of interest.

If I can offer one final word of advice, it is to heed what Vernon said to a young Albert Goshman: take one trick and learn to do it better than anybody else.

With this 30th anniversary celebration of Revelations, you have that same opportunity. - David Ben, Toronto

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IN ADDITION TO THE 8 REVELATIONS DVDS YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVE:

The Lecutures -- Beautifully restored on 3 DVDs:
The Academy of Magical Arts has graciously opened their members-only video vault and allowed L&L to publish their rare private videos. This is your chance to watch vintage lectures by Dai Vernon taped at the world-famous Magic Castle by Bill "The Prez" Larsen who had the foresight to preserve Vernon's genius for posterity. These videos are also valuable for their historic importance as they are among the first lectures ever videotaped at the Magic Castle.

MAGIC CASTLE - OCTOBER 9, 1976 & APRIL 15, 1977
April 15, 1977 Lecture:


  • Five Coins and a Glass
  • Leipzig's Slow Motion Coin Vanish
  • The Tale of the Treasury-Worm
  • The Daivergent Silk
  • The Peripatetic Walnuts
  • Balls in the Net
  • The Cups and Balls
  • The Linking Rings
  • Cut and Restored Rope
  • Knot in Rope Bar Stunt
  • Joe Berg Knot
  • Upsetting a Square Knot
  • Ball Handling/Wand Spin Vanish
  • Also featured are Vernon's anecdotes including how he first came to the Magic Castle, early Castle memories, and his infamous X-rated Japan story.

October 9, 1976 Lecture:

  • Introduction by Bill "The Prez" Larsen
  • Vernon's Introductory Remarks
  • The Cups and Balls
  • The Peripatetic Walnuts
  • Five Coins and a Glass
  • Retention of Vision Coin Vanish
  • Han Ping Chien
  • Wand Spin Vanish
  • The Daivergent Silk


MAGIC CASTLE - APRIL 1, 1977


  • Wand Spin Vanish
  • Retention of Vision Coin Vanish
  • Card Handling
  • Pull-Through Shuffle
  • "Dad" Stevens Shuffle
  • Erdnase Top Palm
  • Hofzinser Palm Control
  • Top Changes
  • Top Palm
  • Elmsley Count/Twisting the Aces
  • Larry Jennings' Ambitious Classic
  • Hamman's Pinochle Trick
  • Deal Controls/Stop Trick
  • Reverses
  • Color Changes (Leipzig, Malini, Tenkai)
  • Spectator Cueing
  • Push-Through and Block Shuffle
  • Henry Christ's Off the Table Shuffle
  • Diagonal Palm Shift and Card Transfer
  • Action Palm
  • Cover for Erdnase Shift
  • Double Lift Get Ready
  • The Trick That Fooled Marlo
  • Double Lift-Handling and Application
  • The Trick Without a Name
  • Coin Under Glass
  • Three-Card Monte
  • Cards Up The Sleeve
  • General Advice
  • Card Switches
  • Vernon's Mental Card Miracle

WASHINGTON D.C - AUGUST 1973

In August of 1973, Dai Vernon lectured for a large and extremely enthusiastic audience at the Press Club in Washington D.C. and host Arthur Emerson was prescient enough to have a video camera on hand for the occasion.
Contents include:

  • The Cups and Balls
  • Coins Through The Table
  • Retention of Vision Coin Vanish
  • Five Coins and a Glass
  • The Linking Rings
  • The Cylinder and Coins
  • Matching the Cards
  • Larry Jennings' Ambitious Classic
  • Color Change (Tenkai)
  • Top Changes
  • Cards Up The Sleeve Advice

PLUS 4 AUDIO CDS -- "VINTAGE VERNON"

On April 9, 1963, a very select group assembled at the newly-formed Magic Castle to hear Dai Vernon lecture. This was a historic moment because it was on the strength of this presentation that Vernon was asked to become the Castle's resident magician - and now, through the magic of audio recording, you can be there, too, almost 50 years later. Volumes 3-4 record another lecture on December 6, 1964. Vernon was performing regularly at the time; his methods were brilliant and his timing perfect.

CD 1 (1 hour)
1. Introduction
2. Five Coins and a Glass
3. Cups and Balls
4. The Daivergent Sillk
5. John Ramsey Cylinder and Coins

CD 2 (1 hour)
1. McDonald's Hundred Dollar Ace Trick
2. Penetration of Thought
3. Top Change
4. Bottom Change
5. Ambitious Card
6. Tips
7. Conus Aces
8. Erdnase Bottom Palm
9. Hofzinser Bottom Palm
10. Mental Card Miracle
11. The Travelers
12. Palming

CD 3 (1 hour)
1. Introduction
2. General Comments
3. Jerry Andrus and Lies
4. Conversational Approach
5. Double Lift
6. The Pass
7. Getting a Card to the Top
8. A Trick with a Double-Faced Card
9. Aces Up or Down
10. Color Changing Deck

CD 4 (1 hour)
1. Coin and Glass
2. IOU
3. Brain Weave by Alex Elmsley
4. Four Pair Solitaire by Henry Christ
5. Spelling Trick (using a cull)
6. Thought of Card Trick
7. Silk from Bill Trick

PLUS DR. GENE MATSUURA'S NOTES ON VERNON'S FAREWELL LECTURE:

In this booklet, you'll find comprehensive notes by Dr. Gene Matsuura, a lifelong student of sleight-of-hand magic - particularly Dai Vernon - who was in attendance at what was billed as Dai Vernon's farewell lecture in Sacramento, California in March of 1976.

Matsuura's keen observations of the material that Vernon presented at that lecture provides invaluable insights into many of the routines performed on the lecture DVDs in this set. Covered are the Cups and Balls, Five Coins and a Glass, The Tale of the Treasury-Worm, The Daivergent Silk, The Peripatetic Walnuts, Twisting the Aces, the Linking Rings, many, many effects and ideas from Erdnase, and much, much more.

Coupled with a scholarly introduction by David Ben, Dr. Matsuura's notes are a snapshot of a historic occasion - Dai Vernon presenting his life's work one final time.

PLUS THE 1983 VIDEONICS CATALOG FACSIMILE:

This booklet is an exact reproduction of the Videonics catalog that was issued in June of 1983 which featured the Revelations series. We've included this to provide Revelations viewers with the historical context of the series in addition to other valuable insights.

You'll find an introduction by Michael Ammar, one of the co-hosts of the series, where he describes the filming of Revelations in addition to offering some interesting perspectives on how the project was developed and realized. In addition, Sid Lorraine contributed comprehensive reviews on each of the 18 volumes, providing viewers with a "blow by blow" description of the vast and rich material covered in Revelations.

PRE-RELEASE AT JUST $159.95:

  • 8 REVELATIONS DVDS
  • 3 VERNON LECTURE DVDS
  • 4 VERNON AUDIO CDS
  • 2 SUPORTIVE BOOKLETS - LECTURE NOTES & CATALOG FACSIMILE[/i]

WILL BE SELLING LATER FOR $179.95
SAVE $20 NOW FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!
AND SHIPPING IS STILL FREE IN THE U.S. AND CANADA! - ANOTHER $15 SAVINGS!!


To order, please visit:

llpub.com

or 1-800-626-6572
or (530) 525-5700


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