Jim Kleefeld’s Products for Professional Magicians

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Classic Film Verite

An Incredible Mentalism Effect!

The appearance of being able to actually read someone's mind.

Have your audience pass around a set of cards with 32 different classic film posters. The set includes all-time “most popular” films like Gone With the Wind, The Godfather, Star Wars, The Wizard of Oz, and Pulp Fiction.

Each card has a film poster on the front and a list of films from the set on the back.You have no idea who has which film poster. Have anyone choose one and think about the title. They read the names of the films from their card, and you tell them exactly which film they are thinking of. In addition, you tell them the exact number of film critics who voted for that film out of all films.

Repeat the effects with anyone else. They think of a film and read the same list of titles. You always know which film your spectator is thinking of and the unique number of votes the list got.

An amazing secret, so easy you will be doing it in minutes.

    • No crib sheets.
    • Nothing to memorize.
    • Nothing extra to carry.
    • Use just the 32 postcards.
    • Extra-thick, heavy stock, full color, glossy varnish, rounded corners.
    • Complete with a sturdy snap-closure carrying case.

Use all 32 cards or just slip ten or twelve into your pocket and still perform it exactly the same way. Combine this card set with Cinema Verite and use 64 different film cards. Classic Film Verite has all different films and cards including very well-known films like The Princess Bride, Toy Story, Casablanca, Singin‘ In the Rain, Titanic, and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Newly added - not one, but TWO incredible effects. Reveal their thought-of film title and a unique film critic number. Perform it any time, anywhere with anyone who can read and think. Good for close-up or a full auditorium. Do it over and over with one spectator, or thirty times with thirty different spectators. No one will fathom the secret. Like Cinema Verite, it is incredibly easy.

Your Investment: $50

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Dig Into Magic
E-Book and Art Files about Magic with Digging

Jim's all new book especially for Library Summer Reading Club Shows, including:

    • Dozens of tricks and routines
    • Hundreds of artwork files
    • Original tricks
    • Commercial trick routines
    • Ideas, suggestions, inspiration and more

You will learn to:

    • Change a digger's hard hat to a selected color
    • Magically discover the color of an unearthed Grecian urn
    • Have a Mole Coloring Contest
    • Have a spectator magically find a gold nugget
    • Mark the burrowing animal that a child thinks about before he tells you
    • Instantly dig up a pirate treasure from a deserted island.

Includes full tricks and routines about nature's digging animals, pirates' buried treasure, archaeologists secret finds, and more. A huge section on jokes and humor with moles, miners, tunnels, bulldozers and more. A full bibliography, and one of the funniest vent routines ever written. Plus lots more!

Get started on your Dig Into Magic Show today!

Dig Into Magic E-Book on CD, for Mac or Windows.

Your Investment: $45

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Dig Into Magic Combo Pack
E-Book and Hard Copy Printed Book

Want the ease of reading an actual printed manual? Get Dig Into Magic in this special combo pack that includes both the full e-book on CD with all of the folders full of art and fonts, plus a printed and bound paper hard copy.

Now you can read it in your easy chair and then go print up some new tricks on your computer.

(The printed version is not available separately.)

Dig Into Magic E-Book on CD, for Mac or Windows PLUS a Printed Hard Copy.

Your Investment: $80

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The Theme File
Save $75 on Eight Theme Magic E-Books On One Flash Drive!

Now you can get all eight of Jim's theme magic books on a safe and convenient flash drive. A fabulous way to have, store and save the complete collection of Jim Kleefeld magic show theme books.

You get the complete books and all of the art and fonts neatly collected, organized and stored on a safe USB flash drive.

Includes six of Jim's phenomenal summer library theme show books:

    • Bug Magic
    • Be Creative @ Your Shows
    • Water Magic
    • Dream Magic
    • World Magic
    • Dig Into Magic
    • The seasonal kickstarter Halloween Magic
    • A bonus book on how to theme routines for The Arabian Tent Illusion

Eight full complete e-books with all the pages, all the text, and all the illustrations, in pdf format to be opened and read on any computer. In addition, all of the original art folders with thousands of jpegs and pdfs, plus all of the original fonts are included.

    • Over 1000 pages of tricks and routines!
    • Over 2800 pieces of reproducible artwork!
    • Over 260 fonts!

Enough themed kidshow magic to last you a lifetime. Besides the safety and convenience of having it all in one place, you save $75 over buying all of these books separately. That's like getting two of the books free!

The Theme File on USB Flash Drive for Mac or Windows.

Your Investment: $245

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Familiar Cat
Great Halloween Magic Trick - Packs Flat, Plays BIG!

A brand new magic trick created especially for Halloween. Jim has taken a familiar principle and applied new original art and a terrific story. You show a large sturdy card with a picture of a Haunted House. Open it up and inside there is a witch, looking for her "familiar" a Halloween Cat! You show a brown cat. No, that won't do. You show a yellow cat, then an orange cat, then a white cat. None of these are right. At last, a BLACK CAT! Perfect!. But is the black cat magical enough for this witch? With the children's help, it instantly vanishes, then startlingly reappears right there by the witch.

This trick is as easy to perform as Farmyard Frolics or Bookworm, or Pet Shop Pranks. It's sturdy enough to last forever. It's bright, colorful and perfectly themed for Halloween shows. The professional sized props come with clearly illustrated instructions and the complete Jim Kleefeld Routine.

Familiar Cat, props, instructions, routine.

Your Investment: $67

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Halloween Magic
Halloween Show Resource Guide

Kleefeld does Halloween! And Jim does it like no one has before. Not just a show or a few tricks, Jim's e-book, Halloween Magic is a complete resource file for creating and performing your own Halloween Magic Show.

    • Tons of tricks, routines, ideas and resources. Includes advice on eight different venues where you can book Halloween Magic shows.
    • Dozens of original tricks that you can easily make and perform.
    • Dozens of routines for commercial tricks that you may already own.
    • Dozens of resources for places to buy Halloween Magic, Halloween props, stage decorations, show embellishments and more.

Learn where and how to book Halloween shows, then create your own show from the tricks and routines in the book. Choose from dozens of fresh original routines about ghosts, vampires, witches, and trick-or-treat. Or Pull out some of those standard props you already own and just implement Jim's clever and practical routines.

Halloween is a BIG market, and getting bigger every year. Even though Halloween is technically just one day, Jim Kleefeld (along with many other working pros) does dozens of shows every October for families, block parties, schools, libraries and more. If you perform shows for children, families or general audiences, you can add many more shows to your Fall schedule just by offering a special Halloween Magic show. This book will show you how. There is nothing else like it out there.

Here are some of the many tricks you will learn in the book:

    • Kleek Spider Wand - a spider magically appears out of your wand
    • Spooky Message Maker - letter cards magically form a creepy message
    • Halloween Clip-Lit - any volunteer magically finds the predicted monster
    • Witch Hand - a helper somehow picks out the only witch hand in a pile
    • Halloween Coloring Book - all the art you need to print your own specialized version of this favorite
    • Three Witches - a novel routine for Professor's Nightmare
    • The Witch's Cat - fabulous art for a multi-card trick like Faarmyard Frolics
    • Ghost Bait - catch a ghost in a handkerchief using a bottle of Ghost Bait.

Plus, more, more, more!

    • Over 30 original tricks and routines
    • Over 30 trick reviews with Jim's famous Tips and Suggestions
    • Over 50 creepy Hallpween computer fonts that you can upload and use
    • Over 20 pages of jokes about monsters, ghosts, bats, vampires and more
    • Halloween Magic comes on a CD and includes a book and dozens of files
    • The Halloween Magic book has 200 pages of tricks and routines
    • The disc also contains 17 folders filled with printable art files in popular and easy pdf format. Just print them out on your home inkjet and follow the simple instructions to make clever and original tricks
    • Also included is a folder filled with over 50 creepy, weird and ghostly Halloween fonts. Install them in your Mac or Windows computer to create your own creepy banners, posters, flyers or brochures.

TIP: To create a really creepy Halloween show for teens, adults and other non-kidshow markets, get Jim Kleefeld's Tales From Beyond package, sold below. Tales From Beyond is too dark, mysterious and intense for children, but it plays very well to teens and adults.

Halloween Magic eBook in pdf format on CD, Mac or PC compatible.

Your Investment: $55

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Skull and Bones Professional Playing Cards
High Quality Bicycle Cards Great for Halloween!

Professional Bicycle Playing Cards in a special Skull and Bones back design, direct from the Conjuring Arts Research Center. Designed after a 100-year-old deck. Carefully manufactured by US Playing Card Company to exacting standard. In very limited supply.

Great for collectors, but very useable in Halloween magic.

Skull and Bones Playing Cards - Specify Red or Black when ordering.

Your Investment: $8

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Dream Big Magic Show
Live Dream Magic Show on DVD

Brand New! Be amazed and amused watching Jim's 2012 summer library show Dream Big Magic with this live performance DVD.

Dream Big Magic is taped live at a library and shows Jim's clever new dream-themed magic program, chock full of fun and books and magic. With clever new and original tricks and routines, funny adaptations of some standards, and his creative spin unjust about everything.

You will see:

    • The Fantasta Dream Silk Production in Black and White & Full Color
    • Alice In Wonderland's Tricky Drink This Bottles
    • Verdi's Python Race
    • New Caps Sold Here Today
    • Mickey's Dream Trip Around the World
    • The Fantastic Audience Volunteer Rock Star
    • Vanishing Hank Aaron Sports Cards and The Magically-Filled Collector's Book
    • My Favorite Books Full of Dreams; and The True Story of the Wacky Wolf.

This DVD is a full production of a 50-minute show, with titles and chapter markers, and a forty-minute explanation section where Jim explains all of the ideas and routines, as well as many of the original props.

Dream Big Magic Show 90-minute DVD.

Your Investment: $40

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Dream Magic
E-Book and Art Files about Magic with Dreams

Just the thing for kidshow performers who want to produce a magic show about dreams, dreaming, sleep and bedtime.

    • Dozens of tricks and routines
    • Hundreds of artwork files
    • Original tricks
    • Commercial trick routines
    • Ideas, suggestions, inspiration and more
    • Produce dream and nightmare figures
    • Have a volunteer magically discover your secret dream
    • Show your dream food and change it to something altogether different
    • Let a helper pick your secret dream
    • Magically vanish a tooth under a pillow and then produce cash from the Tooth Fairy

Includes a resource section, section on jokes and humor, full bibliography, not one, but TWO great vent routines, and lots more. Get started on your Dream Magic Show today.

Dream Magic E-Book on CD, for Mac or Windows.

Your Investment: $40

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Library Performances
An Audio Guide to Booking & Presenting Library Shows

Listen & Learn! Jim presents a wealth of material on how to book and present library performances. Drop this CD in your car and listen on the way to your next show, and you will have a near-complete understanding of all you need to get going in libraries. Jim talks about library directories, interviewing, Friends' groups, using a theme, creating a product to market and much more.

Hear six tricks described and presented as examples of what makes library shows workable. Find out about audience sizes, accommodating library needs, promoting books. Discover the incredible secret that will have them begging you to return over and over - the SSA - or Self-Sustaining Act.

What is it and how can you use this guiding principle to make yourself unsurpassable in your market? Lots to learn. Listen over and over - it gets better each time!

Library Performances - Audio CD.

Your Investment: $20

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The Wild Deck & Book
A Kid-Friendly Deck of Cards for Kidshows

Introducing a brand new deck of cards, perfect for children's shows. 55 Different cards, each depicting a wild animal. Perfect for upcoming summer shows with an Around-the-World theme, or for any show any time.

    • All different cards with wild animal pictures!
    • Hidden secrets on every card! Transformation pips!
    • Complete with 32-page book of tricks! Dozens of Tricks and Routines possible!

Each card has one animal picture, one animal name spelled out, a second hidden animal, and secret transformation pips built into the design. US Playing Card quality card stock, precision cut and rounded like any regular deck. Special card trick properties such as one-way back design are built into the deck so you can perform dozens of tricks. Regular indices so you can use it as you would any deck. Volunteers can choose and remember either the suit and number or an animal instead.

Included is Jim's beautiful 32-page softcover book of tricks, routines and instructions, printed on heavy matte paper and saddle-stitched. You would immediately buy the book alone for this price if you saw it in person.

Note: The Wild Deck was produced in a very limited supply of only 100 deck & book units. When they're gone, they're gone forever. You might consider buying two before they are no longer available.

The Wild Deck & Book.

Your Investment: $25

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World Magic
E-Book and Art Files about World Culture Magic Shows

Jim's latest resource book for kidshow workers who want a themed magic show. World Magic is a gigantic reference book full of tricks, routines, tips, ideas, suggestions, fonts, art, and more.

Over 200 pages long! Over 1200 art files included on the disc! (No, that is not a typo - there really are over a thousand art files on the disc!) Everything you need to create a magic show with a World Theme! There are dozens of tricks about the world, the earth, the globe and world maps. There are dozens of tricks created to represent a specific country. Why not give a themed magic show about the world and its wide variety of people and cultures? World Magic has that in spades!

    • Huge sections on Original Tricks!
    • Commercial Trick Reviews!
    • Routines for Standard Props!
    • Children's Book Bibliography!
    • Flags and Maps of Every Country in the World!
    • Custom Created Original Art Files!
    • Kleefeld Tips and Suggestions for Dozens of Tricks!
    • Over 40 Fonts you can use!
    • Original tricks and routines created especially to represent England, China, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Africa, Japan, India, Russia, Brazil, Australia, Scotland, Mexico and more!

And if you really want to impress your library clients next summer, check below for Entitled, the customized banner especially made to go with your World Magic show! It's more than a banner - it's also a great trick you can use in your World Magic show!

World Magic eBook in pdf format on CD, Mac or PC compatible.

Your Investment: $49

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Tales From Beyond Package
A Terrifically Creepy Teen Program

The Tales From Beyond Package is Jim's brand new complete Teen and Young Adult Program Package. Now you can jump into this exciting new market and provide a much-needed program to libraries and middle schools.

Have you saturated your area libraries with children's shows? Are you looking for a way to perform more programs in the same area? Get in on the ground floor now by offering a program to the YA Library market. Offer the right teen program and you WILL book shows!

Tales From Beyond is the program you need to capture teens' attention. Teens and YA Librarians will love the eerie supernatural tales and spooky magical happenings. Now you can get Jim's road-tested successful program in a complete package. This is WAY MORE than a live video of a show. The package includes everything you need to know to launch a great program into an untapped market. You get a full program with all the details you need to present exciting stories and routines that involve the dead spirits of Lizzie Borden & Jack the Ripper, Voodoo, Shrunken Heads, The Titanic, Cleveland's Torso Murders, the Salem Witch Trials and more.

Tales From Beyond Package comes complete with:

    • An hour-long video of a live performance on DVD. Watch Jim in action as he wows a teen audience.
    • An 80-page manual with a complete script, all the background and all the instructions you need to present eight stunning routine geared especially for teen audiences.
    • A CD with dozens of art files you can print to make up the tricks.
    • A Voodoo doll kit to create your own bizarre and spooky prop.
    • A complete bibliography & handout
    • Promotional and marketing materials including artwork, fliers, postcards, cover letters, contracts and more.
    • Fact Sheets on eight different presentation topics, Trick Lists, Prop Lists, Resources,
    • Marketing Information and more.
    • Pre-printed materials for the tricks, including maps of 1888 London, antique-looking book pages, voodoo billets, museum sign and more.

MOST IMPORTANTLY: Full Performance Rights to present this exciting program at libraries and schools in your area.

BONUS PROP! Included in every package is Jim's clever creation Certainment. This amazing prop looks and functions like a standard clipboard, but allows you to perform dozens of effects. Imagine secretly circling a spot on a map and then having a spectator correctly choose the exact same spot. Have a spectator call off one of nine murder suspects from his list and show that you had previously put an X by that very same suspect on your list. You can use Certainment for Tales From Beyond or in any of dozens of other routines in other shows.

Complete Tales From Beyond Package including 60-minute video on DVD, 80 page pdf file on CD-ROM, 80 art files, 5 font files, printed handouts and tricks, Bonus Certainment Clipboard Prop and Full Performance Rights.

Your Investment: $495

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The Route to Routining
Kidabra Lecture Series

Not just lecture notes, but a full 70-page e-book on CD that gives you all the direction you need to routine your show. You will earn how to structure a show, how to sequence tricks, several ways to make transitions, and other important ideas that will greatly improve your show.

In addition, there are several great tricks, including:

    • The Chinese Baker Story
    • Invisible Irma
    • The World's Strongest Canary
    • Fishing For Books
    • The Rope Inspector

A separate section shows 25 complete show trick lists that Jim has used to create different shows, so you can see exactly what makes up a good sequence of tricks in a show.

The Route to Routining eBook on CD, Mac or PC compatible.

Your Investment: $25

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A Splash of Magic
Live Water Magic Show on DVD

Now out! Be amazed and amused watching Jim's 2010 summer library show A Splash of Magic with this live performance DVD. A Splash of Magic is taped live at a library and shows Jim's clever new water-themed magic program.

As per all of Jim's magic shows, this includes clever and original tricks and routines, funny adaptations of some standards, and his creative spin on a couple of commercial tricks.

You will see:

    • Finocchio - A Picture of a Fish Changes to a Real Live Fish
    • Treasure Map - Cloth Bandanas Change Into a Jolly Roger Flag
    • Flag-Guard - The Jolly Roger Flag Mysteriously Vanishes
    • Pirate Treasure - A Treasure Chest Eerily Shakes and Rattles
    • Kraken's Return - A Pirate Worm Makes the Jolly Roger Reappear
    • Swimmer's Story - A Volunteer Changes a Lady Into a Mermaid
    • Sea Creatures - A Helper Magically Chooses the Perfect Creature
    • Strat-O-Beach - Beach Balls Transport, Vanish and Misbehave
    • Fishing For Books - 4 Helpers, 4 Books, 4 Fish, 4 Perfect Matches
    • Splash's Book - A Volunteer Chooses the Right Book for Splash
    • Splash the Dolphin - A Hilarious Puppet Gets the Kids Wet

This DVD is a full production of a 50-minute show, with titles and chapter markers, and a forty-minute explanation section where Jim explains all of the ideas and routines, as well as many of the original props.

Your Investment: $35

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Pick Me! Pick Me!
Everything You Need to Know About Using Volunteers

Pick Me! Pick Me! is the complete guide to using volunteers in your act. Audiences love to see one of their own step forward to help a magician. But sometimes a volunteer can destroy a trick, a routine or your reputation. Picking the right person to help and making the most of their assistance is a tricky proposition. Now you can have special inside knowledge, garnered from Jim's psychology background and years of experience.

    • You will learn how to prepare your show and props, what to plan for and how to choose the right person to make your show a sparkling success.
    • You will learn how to accurately estimate age and ability levels of spectators, how pre-show scanning can almost guarantee success.
    • You will walk through a practical sequence of steps that will help you get a person into your act and back into the audience in the most positive way.

Assigning Meaningful Tasks, Selecting Equitably, Presenting Rewards, Cueing for Applause - those topics and more are all covered thoughtfully and thoroughly and accompanied by delightful illustrations.

BONUS! Included free on every disc is Jim's signature routine, The Rope Inspector. This six-minute routine is laugh-filled, exciting and very magical. It involves two volunteers (or more), and plays for anyone, anywhere. The Rope Inspector uses one piece of rope, resets instantly, is workable and funny, suitable for all ages from little kids to older adults. You can do it in virtually any setting, with a few or a lot of people, surrounded or on stage. And it is really funny. It is the perfect example of how to use volunteers and a great companion to Pick Me! Pick Me!

Pick Me! Pick Me!, 50 page pdf file on CD-ROM.

Your Investment: $30

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Flash Dozen
Thirteen Kleefeld Books on a USB Drive (+ a Bonus)

Flash Dozen! What a package! What a buy! Imagine getting more than a dozen great books and saving $200 in the process!

Jim Kleefeld is now offering 13 - that's right, a Baker's Dozen - of his best and most exciting books, including Jim's newest one Pick Me! Pick Me!, sold above for $30. Flash Dozen comes to you on a flash drive with 13 books in convenient pdf format. You not only get Jim's best and most creative ideas, you also get all of the art and fonts.

Each of the books is complete, just the way you would get them if you ordered each separately, but you save a bundle by ordering the package!

All on one small portable flash drive, you get:

    • The Arabian Tent
    • Be Creative @ Your Shows
    • Bug Magic
    • The Contract Book
    • Creativity Shows
    • Eclectic Collector
    • Lewis & Clark
    • Magic Around the World
    • Magic Workshop
    • Magishing Stuff
    • Pick Me! Pick Me!
    • Rope Inspector
    • Water Magic

Read them with Acrobat Reader or any program that opens pdf files. Or print a copy of each book, read it and store it on your bookshelf. Don't forget, you also get all of Jim's trick instructions and artwork to make hundreds of tricks. It's a master library of kidshow routines.

For more information, read the descriptions of the books below. (but don't order them individually - save a lot of cash by ordering Flash Dozen!) You get:

    • Over 700 pages!
    • Over 500 art files!
    • Over 80 fonts!
    • Over $425 worth of books, but priced at only $225!

Get this complete Jim Kleefeld collection only right here. Save over $200!

Special Bonuses: You also get:

    • An hour's worth of music - Jim's specially commissioned soundtrack with 25 old world music tracks for The Lewis & Clark Program
    • PLUS! The Dutch translation of Jim's The Volunteer Book
    • PLUS! an incredible trick manuscript, The Rope Inspector. This easy, funny routine has been Jim's signature effect for 30 years. One piece of rope, 3 effects, 2 volunteers, 7 minutes of fun. No prep, no reset, work any time anywhere for stage, stand-up or close-up, children or adults.

Flash Dozen - 14 books, 700 pages + 600 art files and fonts + 25 music tracks, all on one USB Flash Drive.

Your Investment: $225

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Water Magic E-Book and Art File
E-Book and Art Files about Magic with a Water Theme

Water Magic is Jim's wonderful new e-book and show resource. Over 110 pages of great new tricks, ideas and routines, all on magic with water! Summer is the time of year for libraries all over the U.S. to present "Make a Splash-Read!" for their Summer Reading Clubs. Swimming pools, beach balls, surfboards and fish will be everywhere. Do you have a water-themed magic show ready?

Get Jim's new e-book now and you will be all set for next summer with dozens of fish and swimming tricks.

    • A beach ball magically changes places with everything in it's path!
    • A lady changes into a mermaid right before your eyes!
    • Real water vanishes and reappears in several different ways!
    • Magically catch any color fish the audience wants with your eyes closed!
    • Kids magically match toy fish to fish books without even looking!

Included in this e-book:

    • Dozens of original tricks and routines about the beach, swimming, fishing, water conservation and more
    • Tons of useable, printable artwork to make tricks
    • Scores of routines for commercial water tricks with Jim's Tips and Suggestions for them all
    • Water Facts
    • Water Jokes
    • Water Bibliographies (Yes, that means two!)
    • Enough magic to do literally hours and hours of performance

You can find or build several complete shows from this vast collection of tricks. This is Jim's largest book with more ideas than ever!

Water Magic, 120 pages + 160 art files and fonts on CD-ROM.

Your Investment: $45

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Live Be Creative Magic Show
Live Performing Arts Magic Show on DVD

See firsthand Jim's all new summer library show Be Creative Magic Show with this live performance DVD.

Be Creative Magic Show is a taped live at a library and shows, with Jim at the top of his game with clever and original tricks and routines, funny adaptations of some standards, and his creative spin on a couple of commercial tricks.

This DVD is a full production with a live taped show, titles and chapter markers, and a hefty explanation section where Jim explains all of the ideas and routines, as well as many of the original props.

Be Creative Show on DVD.

Your Investment: $35

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Be Creative At Your Show
E-book and Art Files about Performing Arts

Jim's brand new book, Be Creative At Your Show Is designed to help you develop a summer magic show based on the Summer Reading Collaborative theme, Be Creative At Your Library.

Well illustrated in full color are many ideas, suggestions, tricks and resources. Pages of jokes about artists, dancers and musicians will help round out the comedy in your show. In addition, Jim reviews and discusses many commercial tricks that are suitable for this theme.

The 38-page text is an electronic pdf file on a CD that works with any Mac of PC. Just open it with Adobe Reader or any other free Portable Document File reader. You can even print out a copy for yourself and read it in hard copy if you like.

Individual tricks, routines for tricks, ideas for tricks and more. You even get creative looking fonts to install and use in your advertising, plus Jim's original art creating two brand new tricks. Art files for Pick A Star and Music Temple Screen are both included as JPEG files on the CD. Get yours today and get started being creative!

Be Creative @ Your Show E-Book, with Fonts and Art Files.

Your Investment: $20

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Creativity Shows!
E-book and Art Files about Being Creative

Jim's brand new book,Creativity Shows! is chock full of exciting new ideas on how to make your show more creative. Chapters on developing creativity and working with props begin the exploration. Learn how to change tricks by changing the patter, by embellishing and by redesigning.

Following that are sections on creativity methods and tools with several suggestions and ideas that will save you immeasurable time and money. The bulk of the book includes tried and tested tricks and routines from Jim's immense repertoire. Well illustrated in full color are many projects, designs and tricks with full explanations and routining.

The 80-page text is an electronic pdf file on a CD that works with any Mac of PC. Just open it with Adobe Reader or any other free Portable Document File reader. You can even print out a copy for yourself and read it in hard copy if you like.

As incredible as this collection of information and ideas is, what really makes this project special is Jim's inclusion of almost 200 original art files. Because the book is in electronic version, all of these jpeg files are included with the book for your use. Yes, you can actually print and make dozens of tricks with Jim's clever handling and original artwork. Manufacturing rights for all of the tricks are reserved, but you can make and use these clever original tricks yourself in your shows.

You will be amazed when you see how many tricks there are, and how much art is included. Most of the tricks are very easy to make by simply printing the art files and enjoying an afternoon's work with glue and scissors. Get yours today and get started being creative!

Creativity Shows E-Book & 190 Art Files on CD.

Your Investment: $50

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Arabian Tent Illusion
Printed Soft Cover Book

Want an easy-to-make, versatile, adaptable illusion? Read Jim's Arabian Tent Illusion book, full of background, information and over 24 complete illusion designs. Jim details how to build the illusion, includes schematics for vanishing and appearing a person, and presents 24 complete designs illustrated in full color. Turn this workhorse prop into an Egyptian pyramid, barn, firehouse, police station, doghouse, magic shop, witch's hut, wild west saloon & more.

Includes routine plots and costume designs suitable for historic festivals, clowns, education, corporate, holidays, schools and libraries. You will find a real wealth of ideas and can even use Jim's plots and design concepts in other illusion routines. And on top of that, the book design, layout and illustrations are gorgeous!

Arabian Tent Illusion, Softcover, Full Color Throughout.

Your Investment: $30

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Buggy About Books DVD
Live Magic Show About Bugs on DVD

Buggy About Books is Jim's 35th different themed library show. It is a fun-filled fast and educational program about insects. Many book and author references make this ideal for library shows and school shows on reading, but with a couple of repeat viewings you will be able to port this into a school science show.

See some amazingly original ideas including an appearing hive of bees and honey jar, ants who tunnel out a message in the dirt and kids who magically match bugs and books without even looking.

Even if you never have to do a magic show about insects, you will be delighted with Jim's clever and original thinking on the many new and unique tricks included here. Well worth it just to see how a professional show is carefully routined with a strong theme and smooth linking transitions between effects.

Live Show on Disc, 60 min DVD.

Your Investment: $35

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Bug Magic

Do you want to present a strong educational program about science, insects and reading? You can get started right now with Jim Kleefeld's Bug Magic.

A great e-book filled with two dozen great new tricks, routines & ideas for magic with an insect theme.

    • Helpers magically choose a bug book and a bug puppet that match!
    • Ants tunnel out a prediction message!
    • Bees fly out of the hive with a volunteer's selected flower!
    • A Tarantula magically finds its missing mate!
    • Bees and a jar of honey are produced from an empty hive!
    • Invisible fireflies are collected and turned into a light bulb!
    • A silkworm magically fills his home with yards of silk!
    • Butterflies appear in an empty net!
    • Earthworms grow and shrink in size!
    • plus more, more, more!

In addition to the 48-page pdf book on CD, you'll get:

    • Complete directions on how to make numerous insect tricks
    • Over 75 original pieces of artwork to create your own tricks
    • Over 80 large royalty-free insect photos
    • Over 15 nifty bug and insect fonts
    • Several bug fact sheets
    • Four pages of bug jokes and gags
    • Resources for bug magic tricks, bug puppets, & bug props
    • Huge fiction and non-fiction bug bibliographies

E-book and Art Files About Magic With Insects - Trick, Resource & Idea CD with Art Files.

Your Investment: $40

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The Dog-Gone GOOD Magic Show DVD

Jim's Dog-Gone GOOD Magic Show is a perfect example of how to produce a theme magic show. Jim uses Pet Store Pranks, The Thing, Monkey Monte, the Floating Table and more. He weaves these tricks and more into a solid show built around the theme of "Animals."

Studying Jim's routines and show structure can teach you how to use clever adaptations, smooth transitions and blended humor to strengthen your show. Parents, librarians and children all over have highly praised this show as fabulous entertainment.

Watch as Jim uses commercial and original magic in an exciting and entertaining program that has played hundreds of times and has enchanted and delighted thousands of spectators. See how well Jim handles children, draws in the adults in the audience, and provides his clients with a quality event. It is particularly fascinating to see how Jim has taken commercial effects and adapted them to fit his theme and his style.

Join kidshow performers from all over the world who have benefitted from Jim's lectures, training and expertise in crafting a theme show.

Live Show on disc, 60 min DVD.

Your Investment: $35

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Reading Is Forever DVD
Live Non-Fiction Reading Show on DVD

Jim's Reading Is Forever program is a fine example of how to produce a school assembly program. It is bright, colorful, and fast-paced, yet it clearly leads children to discover and remember educational objectives. Each routine cites a specific example of a reading life-skill, and yet they all blend together into a single smooth program. Teachers, principals, PTA/PTO presidents and children all over have praised this show as fun, important and fabulously entertaining.

Using both commercial and original magic, Jim transforms carefully selected tricks and effects into educational routines. See the Compass Trick, Bookworms, Newspaper Tear, a Dove Pan and more transformed into meaningful stories that each combine a magical ending with a valuable lesson.

You will garner some terrific performing and show structure tips from one of the country's top school show professionals.

Live show on disc, 60 min DVD.

Your Investment: $35

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You Are the Star DVD
Live Character-Building Show on DVD

Jim's You Are the Star school program is no pasted-together, added-on effort. It was built from its inception to be a series of short lessons on character. Each of the six routines weaves a magical effect into a story with a moral about a common character trait. Watch how Jim incorporates magic in the lessons and turns productions, vanishes, transformations, and even mentalism into valuable life lessons.

This educational magic show about character is a perfect example of how to create the kind of program that schools want. It incorporates fun with learning - that means REAL entertainment mixed with REAL educational objectives. Designed and written by a master educator, this program really helps children learn and remember positive character traits. It is partly based on Taking Part, Jim's nationally-known social skills program, a teacher's publication used in schools all over the country. In seven magical routines, Jim explains and demonstrates the Six Pillars of Character, and provides a succinct wrap-up.

Careful selection of effects and clever transitions from one routine to the next make this show fun to watch. Students learn and remember the lessons by participating in a contest with the teachers, by interacting with the performer, and by watching surprising magical conclusions. With much comedy and lots of audience participation, this show has become a real favorite of Jim's school clients.

Live show on disc, 60 min DVD.

Your Investment: $35

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Dragons and Dreams DVD
Live Medieval Wizard Show on DVD

Jim Kleefeld presents his Wizard Magic Show to libraries and schools all over Ohio, and now you can watch. Look, study, and learn as this master performer demonstrates a fun-filled program that entertains children as it promotes reading. The many book and literature references make this show a hit with libraries, and the great comedy and audience participation make it a hit with children and their parents.

Dragons & Dreams is a perfect example of how to produce a themed magic show. Jim uses Crown Jewels, Wizard Hat Tear, D'Lites and more in a clever homage to fantasy literature. His Attaboy Knight routine is very novel and Dragon Egg Wizardry is truly a unique individualized prop, custom created just for this show. Jim's hilarious closing puppet dialogue with a literature-quoting, smoke-blowing dragon has to be seen to be believed. Parents, librarians and children all over have highly praised this show as one of Jim's best.

Watch as Jim blends old and new magic, & adds original creations into an exciting and entertaining program that has enchanted and delighted thousands of spectators. See excellent examples of how to handle children, draw in the adults in the audience, and assure clients of a quality event. It is particularly fascinating to watch how Jim uses transitions from one effect to another to create a show that flows effortlessly toward a fabulous conclusion.

Live show on disc, 60 min DVD.

Your Investment: $35

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Reading Is Magic DVD
Live Reading Show on DVD

Join Master Educator and Magician Jim Kleefeld on this wonderful school assembly tour and watch him perform his complete elementary school assembly program on reading. Jim is a top educator with a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education. He has taught elementary and college students, and both mentored and supervised teachers. In addition, Jim has a degree in theater and many years of full-time professional magic experience. This wealth of background and experience gives Jim a unique perspective on school shows.

The Reading Is Magic program is more than just a "magic show," and more than just an "assembly program." It is a clever combination of fun and education that weaves specific books and authors into magical plots.

    • Jim explores books like The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Caps for Sale, and Alice in Wonderland
    • He teaches vocabulary like "redundant," "dialogue," and "residue"
    • He defines and shares genres of literature and clarifies the difference between fiction and biographies
    • He explains the use of "graphic organizers," an educational teaching tool used in classrooms
    • All this and more is woven into a program that has kids shouting, clapping, and laughing while they learn.

Watch as Jim blends old and new magic, & adds original creations into an exciting and entertaining program that has enchanted and delighted thousands of spectators. See excellent examples of how to handle children, draw in the adults in the audience, and assure clients of a quality event. It is particularly fascinating to watch how Jim uses transitions from one effect to another to create a show that flows effortlessly toward a fabulous conclusion.

Live show on Disc, 60 min DVD.

Your Investment: $35

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The Contract Book

This valuable reference for entertainers, recently updated, has been in print continuously since it was first published in 1988. It is a compendium of contracts and contract information geared especially for entertainers. Magicians, clowns, jugglers, musicians, ventriloquists and storytellers have all found the advice and information on contract invaluable.

Besides a strong theory section on how and why to use contracts for shows, there is practical advice on paper, envelopes and printing.

The book's second section has 12 contract forms suitable for reproduction as-is or on letterhead. Each form is supplemented with text that explains its various functions and clauses, such as cancellation or videotaping. There is also a section on booking sheets for keeping track of show arrangements. There are booking sheet examples and a sample cover letter for sending with contract mailings.

Softcover Book.

Your Investment: $30

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