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    History was made September 2-6, 1982 in a filming studio in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, as the life and magic of Dai Vernon was permanently recorded for future generations. Inspired by Bill Larsen, the project was undertaken by Videonics, owned and operated by Hans Zahn. The co-hosts of the filming project were Michael Ammar, Gary Ouellet and Steve Freeman.

    L & L Publishing has now taken this original footage and digitally re-mastered it. Not only can we learn by actually seeing and hearing the Professor at work, but our great grandchildren and their great grandchildren will be taught that most elusive of crafts by the grandest master of them all.

    Some of the important points to be considered are:

    * The format is that of a jam session, with Vernon discussing his tricks, moves and routines, and generally holding court.
    * All the moves, techniques, routines, tips and handlings discussed are actually performed by Vernon or one of the co-hosts, along with a complete explanation.
    * Roughly half of the subjects covered relate to the published record; half the material was new and disclosed for the first time (at the time of the video shoot).
    * Many times, Vernon teaches important new techniques on the Vernon classics, including improvements, or previously undisclosed handlings, even as regards the famous Stars of Magic effects.
    * Some world famous routines, such as the Coins in Champagne Glass or the Fred Kaps Coins and Silk (invented by Vernon and taught to Kaps) are publicly revealed.
    * Important revelations about the Erdnase techniques, which Vernon has spent a lifetime studying, form a major part of the material.

    The idea behind these videos was to capture Vernon live so future magicians can experience him.

    No magician should miss these videos. Dai Vernon was the Dean of modern magic and he shares great things on these tapes. 

    Volume 11
    Gary Ouellet Intro
    The International Gambler's Code
    The Zanzig Code
    The Spread
    The Miami Brothers Ploy
    The Vernon Card Switch
    The Gambler's Hole Card Switch
    The Snatch
    The Verbal Code (Vernon)
    Teaching Method for Verbal Code
    (Memorized Cards)
    How to Memorize the Cards
    (Vernon Method)
    Vernon Tells the Story of Benny
    Vernon Tells the Names of Each Card
    in his Code
    Vernon Short Card
    Corner Short
    Freeman Demonstrates Short Card Control

    Volume 12
    Gary Ouellet intro
    Freeman Quotes Erdnase
    The Erdnase Bottom Deal
    The Elliott Bottom Deal
    The Artanis Bottom Deal
    Gambling vs. Magic
    The Second Deal - The Erdnase Methods
    The Johnny Thompson Method
    Vernon's Trick for Second Deal
    Vernon Gives Tips on Second Deal
    The Vernon New Theory Second Deal
    The Big Lie about the Strike Second
    The Elliott Million Dollar Secret
    Mexican Joe's Shift
    The Side Shift
    Covering the One-Handed Shift
    The S.W.E. Shift
    The Kennedy Center Deal (The Real Work)
    Bad Habits Center Deal