From all over the world, coin tricks come to Cashablanca fleeing the Gaffed Coin Gestapo and the tyranny of the EZ to Master race. Here, they struggle to become pure sleight-of-hand Magic; earning their passage to audiences in the free world. Hidden away from the distractions of a phony studio audience, Curtis Kam performs and explains the tricks that have earned their letters of transit.
The audience is teased into watching you pull invisible coins from the air, and spread them into a fan. Just when theyíre convinced that your hands are empty and youíre pulling their legs, BAM--three silver dollars pop into view.
Just when theyíre sure itíll never happen, the money appears, like the girl you left behind. This could be the beginning of a beautiful coin trick.
Cashablanca Coins Across
Follow Ilsa with the perfect working manís coins across--three ordinary coins, no risky moves. Do it standing, sleeveless, table-less, topless, for brooding loners or the whole German army.
Features the latest in American edge grip technology, (but the angles are 100% practical) the revolutionary ďIn ClosingĒ steal, and a new breed of retention pass that fools the mind, not the eye.
Three Coins Across, sweet and simple. Americans love simple things with money. Paris Hilton, for example. Weíll always have Paris.
The Greatest ($3) Show on Earth
Three coins take the stage like clowns from a tiny car. The youngest tumbles and rolls; his brothers do a fingertip trapeze act. Put away in your pockets, they jump back to the stage then fly like human cannonballs, appearing under, on top of, and inside a coin purse. A full routine with all the action of a three-ring circus, daring new techniques, and a built-in storyline that can be either circus or Cirque, as you wish.
Play It Again, Kam (Another Hard Way) / Excellent Birds
Seven coins ooze out of your empty hands, into a nifty display position, no less. From there, you perform the classic ďFlying EaglesĒ with an upgrade to the 21st century. A new take on a classic, with killer convincers and a Harbottle finish.
Iím no good at being noble, but it doesnít take much to see that the problems of three little coins donít amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. But seven coins, now that gets my attention.
Triple Alliance 2.0
This advanced, enhanced handling of Triple Alliance (from Palms of Steel 3: Silverado) is the only Copper/Silver/Brass where the audience hears the first transpo, sees the second, feels the third, and then experiences the rare and elusive triple transposition.
Brought to you through virtuoso routining and the simplest of gaffs, itís a visual, audible, tactile feast for the senses that stops short of total sensory immersion only because the coins all taste about the same.
BONUS: International Solid ThreeFly (Reed McClintock)
Three different coins fly from the fingertips of one hand to the other. That simple. No moves, no feints, no pauses, no dumb gags, no trips to the pockets, all visible, and when the last coin goes, youíre clean. Reed figures that the only reason to use a gaff is if it produces an illusion this good. Why pay more for gaffed coins that do less?
If you donít get this video, youíll regret it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life. Hereís looking at you, kid.
WHAT THE PROS SAY:
"I just finished watching "Palms of Steel 4", I must say Curtis Kam has outdone himself. Coin magic for everyone...from the beginner to the advanced, geared for the table worker!
The production of this DVD has to be one of the finest I have ever seen...Speilberg would be proud! The graphics are quite entertaining as well...right down to the rolling credits.
BTW, Reed McClintock makes a guest appearance with a very nice coin effect (I won't say what it is as I don't want to spoil the suprise) I highly recommend this (as well as anything put out by the Magic Bakery) for anyone looking to advance their coin work!" -Mike Gallo
"The Palms of Steel 4- Cashablanca DVD is very well done and has new and refreshing ideas for todays coin man. Great job Steve, Curtis and Reed!" - Dean Dill
"Palms of Steel 4 is great - Curtis is just awsome! Loved the out-takes as well" - Paul Green
"This is one of the finest coin magic DVDs out there, and for my money you can drop the "coin". Excellent routines for virtually all skill levels, some downright brilliant thinking, and handlings that are simply gorgeous... Rating: 10 out of 10" -Shane / Online-Visions.com
"The camera and sound work are very good and navigation is easy. The explanations are well done and very thorough. Coin enthusiasts will want to - and I believe should - add this to their stash" - Dustin Stinett / Genii magazine
"...Curtis Kam delivers the goods when it comes to hardĖcore coin magic...It would be nice to see a lot more of this sort of instruction in magic videos, and it is particularly welcome in coin magic. " - W.S. Duncan, M-U-M Magazine
"All of the explanations are very comprehensive and include tips and advice that come with the experience of having performed the effects as part of a working repertoire. The video has a light touch with outtakes and graphic interludes between effects that is refreshing. The production values are very high and feature professional-quality lighting, sound, and camera work...This is a video that should be in the library of any magician who enjoys coin magic. Highly recommended" - Bill Wells / The Linking Ring
"...the vast majority of the work here is deceptive, commercial, and well worth the attention of any serious student". - David Acer / MyLovelyAssistant.com
"If you are fans of the prior Palms videos, you will definately want this! Curtis has some really good stuff on this including a very practical coins across with just three coins" - Dan Watkins
"Steve Brooks and Curtis Kam score a knockout with the latest chapter of the ever popular Palms of Steel series! The video footage is crystal clear, and makes you feel like you are in a one on one session with the Master himself. In addition to the exquisite care taken in the production of this DVD, the magic is practical, usable, and more importantly, magical.
I predict 'Ilsa's Appearance' and 'Cashablanca Coins Across' will find their way into the repertoires of many working magicians. The rest of the magic is top notch as well, and worth many times more than the cost of the DVD. Bravo Curtis, for releasing this material, and bravo to Steve Brooks for taking care to create a top notch product!" - Michael Rubinstein
|07/29/2008 04:48 PM
"Just watched "Cashablanca" - and found several things that I will actually work on! I know, I know, that sounds incredibly arrogant. In fact, it is quite humbling. After years in magic, much of it devoted to coins."