Lawrence CummingsHi I'm Lawrence, I was born in Virginia in 1961. Since I was 8 years old I wanted to be an entertianer. But instead I joined the AIR Force in the 80's. I was stationed in England, that is were I started to learn the art of magic. I say "started to learn", is that I am still learning. With magic you are always learning. I think that is why I love performing so much, I'm being challenged everyday. I perform in many different venues, like private parties, corperate events, concerts and restaurants. I am a member of The Society of American Magicians and a member of The Magic Castle in Hollywood CA.
Lawrence Cummings: I am Lawrence Cummings; I am a professional magician with Magic Up Close and I am here to teach you some simple magic tricks that I perform at many occasions, with ordinary objects. I am going to show you everything from the Fastest Card trick, Three Rope Mystery, Coin Mystery, Battery Not Included, Sucker Tear and Restore paper, Blushing Jack and also an additional How to Feel Color. The objects you need are three pieces of rope, one 12 inches long, one 24 inches long and one 36 inches long. Also, today I am using four half dollars, identical half dollars, four crayons, yellow, blue, red and green, two decks of cards, blue and red. Also you will need a battery, I think that it is D cell, and non see through cup, a ball, today, I am using an eyeball and two identical baseballs.
Also you will need some tissue paper, about three pieces, identical pieces. Before we get started, let me tell you a little about myself. I have been performing magic for about twenty years and I am also a member of The Society of American Magicians and the Magic Castle in Hollywood. So, let us get started with the first trick which is the Fastest Card Trick.