Harry Lorayne Magic’s “Greatest Teacher” Best of Friends

The final instalment on my friend Harry Lorayne is much more than a play on words.  Harry is my friend Best of Friends Volumes 1 2 3 and has been for 28 years.  “Best of Friends” is an apt title but also represents Harry’s outstanding achievement as a writer.  From 1982 to 2007, Harry wrote and published three huge volume on card magic and close-up magic entitled “Best of Friends”.  These books featured card magic... Read More

Harry Lorayne – Magic’s Greatest Teacher Part Three

Today, I am going to focus on some of the great card magic found in Harry’s books. To begin, let’s take a look at a Lorayne Classic, “The Lorayne Poker Deal”.  This routine was first published in “Hugard’s Magic Monthly” back in 1952.  Similar routines have been published, notably “The Marlo Gardner Poker Deal”.  “The Lorayne Poker Deal” has become a classic because Harry took an old principle and routined... Read More