Maxwell, Mike: The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner
©1987 L&L Publishing
Softbound, 164 pages.
Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner

Comments (Joe Pecore): Great book for the serious worker.

Contents: (numbers are not page numbers)

1 CHAPTER ONE: Commercial Stunners
2 Entertainment Tacks: A card on Ceiling
3 Bandorama: Rubberband around deck Revelation
4 Jumbo Torn and Restored Card
5 Prediction Out of This World
6 Whispering Wagner: Two thought-of cards out of thin air
7 J.C.'s Super Closer: (Ian Baxter's Ace Production, Gene Finnel's Free Cut Principle)

8 CHAPER TWO: Four Ace Routines
9 Thoughts on the Gambler's Cop
10 Twisted Underground Transposition
11 Omni Twist Collectors: (Vernon Transfer, J.C. Buckle Displacement, Dan Tong's Pad Spread)
12 Twisted Collectors II: (Marlos' AFTUS, the Jordan Count)
13 J.C. Fabulous Four Ace Routine: (the Spread Switch)
14 The Fab Four Revisited
15 J.C. On Collins Aces: (Rub A Dub Dub Vanish)
16 The Assembly: (Vernon Outjog Subtlety, the Loewy Palm, Hartman's Secret Substraction)
17 Honest John's Cards Across
18 J.C. Collins Kings: An Ace Assembly with Kings with a twist

19 CHAPTER THREE: Coin Magic
20 Poor Man's Matrix: Done with Pennies and a jumbo coin climax (Dingle-Schneider pick-up move)
21 Knock on wood: a coins through table. (the Wagner Clink Pass, Han Ping Chien)
22 The Real Two Copper-One Silver: requires gimmick

23 CHAPTER FOUR: J.C. On Estimation
24 Estimation #1
25 Estimation #2 (Look Up)
26 The Card Under the Drink: (Variation of a Marlo Bottom Palm)
27 Non-Gaffed Ultra Mental: (Hofzinser Cull, Paul Harris' Spread Switch, Larry Jenning's Variation of Paul Harris' Spread Switch)
28 The Wagnerian Miracle: An Any Card at Any Number at Anytime

29 CHAPTER FIVE: Packet magic
30 Factory Misprints: Blank cards get printed
31 Gypsy Curse (Marlo's 3 way move, Christ-Anneman Alignment, Flustration count)
32 Ghost Deal Variation (the D'Amico Shift)

33 CHAPTER SIX: Card Magic
34 Royally Wild: Wildcard routine with a kicker. (Variation of Hamman's Flustration count, Simplex L.J. Switch, Vernon's Through the Fist Flourish, The Christ Twist, and The Wagner Switch)
35 Simplex Lie Speller
36 Would I Lie to You?
37 The Revelation: A way to reveal a card
38 Transpojuxtaposition: A find a card routine with a twist
39 Up-Standing Triumph: An in-your hands Dai Vernon's Triumph routine
40 Triumph #999: Additional subtelties from J.C. to the tranditional Triumph routine (Vernons' Block Transfer)
41 Royal Detectives: A sandwich transposition routine (Paul Harris' Sanp Count, The Eye count, Alex Elsmsley's hand Washing Vanish)
42 Tri-Mi-Way: J.C. version of the "Everywhere and Nowhere" plot. (The Double Deal Tunover)
43 Sweepstack: Poker deal demostration routine. (Marlo's Simple Shift)