Acer, David: Keys to the Kingdom
1992 Camirand Academy of Magic.
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 5.5x8.5", 12 pages,
Keys to the Kingdom
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Comments: Booklet comes with 3 "house key" props, with manufacturing rights reserved by The Camirand Academy of Magic, Inc. This is a variation of the Color Changing Knives, but using house keys instead. The routine story-line is that the magician wants to keep his house keys straight and has color coded them, but becomes just as confused as ever. The instructions state that the keys have been specially cut to make the turnover move easier, but I still found them a bit difficult to handle. B&W photos throughout.


1 Introduction
1 Effect: house key colors become mixed up, even in the spectator's hand
2 Supplied: a description of the keys
3 Performance: Part 1 Hand to Hand - red and green keys transpose in the magician's hands
5 Part II My Hand to Your Hand - transposition from spectator's hand to magician's hand
6 Part III The Triple Transformation - A red key sandwiched between two green keys becomes a green key sandwiched between two reds!
6 Part IV The Great Dresser Mystery - a vanish of a single key
10 The V-H Paddle Move: the paddle move explained
12 The Second Rung (Gary Ouellet): doing the paddle move while holding two keys
12 Closing Comments: reference to the Automatic Coffee Stirrer routine by Guy Camirand