Bill Goodwin

A student of Larry Jennings and certainly one of the top five sleight of hand artists extant, Bill Goodwin has presented us with some of the most visually stunning and technically challenging innovations in card magic to date. Additionally he has contributed immensely to the history of our art with his thorough crediting and excellent writing on the subject.

With Gordon Bean, Mr. Goodwin was responsible for one of the great magazines, Penumbra. Featuring many of the great routines and sleights to come out in recent years, this magazine features Mr. Goodwin’s exquisite King Brand, as well as the epic The Queens, while being very well written and with thorough crediting. Mr. Goodwin also has a number of difficult to locate lecture notes, contributions to magazines, and some excellent video releases, including his DVD Reflection. Additionally, he has re-written an excellent booklet of Larry Jennings material, Up in Smoke, which has some excellent write ups of some great material.

Currently he is the librarian at the Magic Castle and is undoubtedly improving an already impeccable ability and vast knowledge of the art.

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by Bill Goodwin

Cannibal Cards

by Bill Goodwin

Originally published in Lecture 1988, Bill Goodwin brings us another amazing version of the nearly 50 year old classic, demonstrating how the four Kings in every pack of playing cards are indeed Ca...

$ 8.00

Hold the Mayo

by Bill Goodwin

One of 10 original effects featured on Reflection, a collection of card magic from Bill Goodwin. In Hold the Mayo the four Aces are produced one at a time from between two Jokers.

$ 6.00

King Brand

by Bill Goodwin

For a decade now, King Brand has been a favorite trick of ours. Visually dynamic, the effect couldn't be simpler: The deck is removed and only four cards are presented, the two red Kings and and th...

$ 8.00

Mistaken Sandwich

by Bill Goodwin

One of 10 original effects featured on Reflection, a collection of card magic from Bill Goodwin. In Mistaken Sandwich, a card is produced between two others. Realizing that it is not the selection,...

$ 6.00

Off Balance Transpo

by Bill Goodwin

Off Balance Transpo is a three-phase routine where a selected card and the four Aces repeatedly switch places culminating with a visual transformation of the selection into the four Aces.

$ 6.00

Oxnard Split

by Bill Goodwin

Oxnard Split is a highly visual handling of Paul Harris' Las Vegas Split. A Four transforms into two Twos followed by each of the Twos transforming into two Aces.An alternate version is also explai...

$ 6.00

Pre-Pre-Figuration

by Bill Goodwin

In this astonishing effect, any four of a kind is found by the spectator from a shuffled deck. This amazing piece of magic has the spectator seemingly accomplish all of the work, but the cards are ...

$ 8.00

Reciprocity

by Bill Goodwin

The four Kings and the four Aces change places instantly. Two handlings are included.

$ 6.00

Reflection

by Bill Goodwin

An exquisite selection of eleven ingenious effects from one of our era's finest card magicians, Bill Goodwin. Included is material culled from his hard to find lecture notes as well as several effe...

$ 40.00

Shake Ambition

by Bill Goodwin

This surprisingly simple change has many applications, one of which is featured here in Ambition. A selected card visually jumps from the bottom of the deck to the middle, with just a blow. Again, ...

$ 5.00

Siamese Twins

by Bill Goodwin

For the first time ever on video, Bill teaches a flawless version of a classic in magic, Card Warp. Siamese Twins is done completely at the fingertips and with only a single card, Siamese Twins is ...

$ 15.00

Spectator Cuts the Aces

by Bill Goodwin

A clean and direct handling of this classic plot. The method highlights a versatile unloading technique that can be applied to other effects.

$ 6.00

The Mirage Trick

by Bill Goodwin

The magician offers to show the audience a mirage. A selection is produced between two cards, but immediately vanishes proving that its appearance was just a mirage. Included in the explanation is ...

$ 6.00

The Paint Brush Change

by Bill Goodwin

Roy Walton's wonderful full face visual change of one card into another happens instantaneously as you "wiggle" the card.

$ 5.00

Triad

by Bill Goodwin

A three-phase sandwich routine that progresses in both visual impossibility and appeal, leaving your spectators with an inexplicable climax of sheer magic. Learn each phase in detail, along with an...

$ 12.00

Turning Point

by Bill Goodwin

This surprising feat of dexterity demonstrates not only the performer’s ability to manipulate the cards, but the cards’ affinity for taking part in the mischief. This quick trick is accomplished wi...

$ 3.00

Twisting the Kings

by Bill Goodwin

A direct handling of Dai Vernon's classic Twisting the Aces finishing with all four cards turning over simultaneously.

$ 6.00

Wenderz Flip

by Bill Goodwin

This quick, impromptu trick has the four aces turning face up in a surprising and incredibly visual manner. Each ace revolves in the blink of an eye, with the added bonus that the cards are handled...

$ 5.00