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Bill Hegbli
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Frank Garcia is known for his Close-Up card Magic. His books are a great asset to anyone who wants to learn great card effects in a very short time.

He has published a booklet on Billiard Ball routines, now hard to find. Just a few routines in the older fashion of presenting Billiard Balls.



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Thanks Bill.
I have his books,..
'Cups and Balls', 'Wild Cards', 'Million Dollar Hands',
,..even his Billiard Ball Book.
I always wondered....

It was nice seeing his Linking Ring work.

It was interesting seeing Cardini's influences(!),
after all those years...

Boy, he had...'the Million Dollar Smile'...!
(,,..how does one develope that?)

Thanks for finding and posting.
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Frank Garcia's "Million Dollar Card Production" from _Million Dollar Card Secrets_ is an amazing move. I saw Frank present it many years ago at a lecture at Denny and Lee Magic in Maryland. You can see Japan's Sakoh do Frank's move at about the 2:38 spot of this youtube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i2ElQo9-3E&t=204s

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I know this thread is over a year old, but that was wonderful. I was a student of John Blake who was a student of Frank Garcia. I always heard so many stories of Frank Garcia, but I never thought I would see his act. Thank you for posting this, Bill Hegbli.

As Gallagher pointed out, the Cardini influence was indeed very interesting, especially with the silk and cigarette routines. Does anyone know why Frank would have such a heavy dose of Cardini in his act? Was there some kind of lineage there? Or he was just a fan?

It was also so interesting to see his rings. I wonder if Frank Garcia was Cellini's influence with his two ring routine (vice versa?)? John Blake had a three ring routine, and I always thought it was very original to him, but I now see that it was heavily influenced by his teacher. I never realized. And John used to do the ball and cone and a very similar salt poor; again, so cool to see where that came from. And also, just the little wooden box. John also always kept a little wooden box with him on stage which held his salt shaker, etc.

Just wonderful to see all of this and to gain a deeper understanding (and perspective) into the influence of magicians of yesteryear. Again, thank you, Bill Hegbli for posting such a wonderful video.
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Frank started out as a stage manipulator in the 50s. Just about every stage manipulator in that decade and prolly before was heavily influenced by Cardini. Some more blatant than others.
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