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Romantic Tragedies Show


 

Romantic Tragedies Show

Romantic Tragedies Manual and License
 

Jim recently launched his Ohio's Romantic Tragedies Show and it was an instant hit. This program is part story-telling, part magic. Part romance, part nostalgia. Part tragedy and part uplifting. Now you can replicate his success and present a show like this in your region. Romantic Tragedies has six stories of famous couples who loved and lost. They are all historical figures, most familiar to the public who may know their names but not the real stories behind the scenes.
Tell about Hollywood's most famous couple-Bogey and Bacall, about Annie Oakly and her 50-year marriage, Sam SHeppard and the tragic murder of his wife Marilyn, and more.

Now you can mount and perform your own localized Romantic Tragedies Show with Jim's manual, videos and license. You get not one but two full videos. The first shows Jim presenting the one-hour show, recorded live at a library. You also get a full video explanation of the tricks and routines, numerous short videos of tricks and effects, and lots of photo artwork including show logos, historic photographs and more, all on one convenitnet flash drive that will work on any computer. In addition, you receive an 80-page manual with instructions, effects, routines, Jim's complete one-hour script, tips, suggestion, marketing, promotion and more. You even get bookmarks, postcards, and a bonus copy of the BOR book Jim sells to patrons of the program.

Most importantly, you are buying the rights to mount your own show that can make you a generouas amount of money, for years to come. There are many suggestions on how you can catch the attention of clients by making this a regional show, personal to your location. ALthough Jim Kleefeld is known for his masterful kidshows, this is not a kidshow, but an adult program. It's part storytelling, part magic, part lecture. Unlike ghost shows,the appeal of romance and nostalgia really sells all year long. You can book this around Valentine's Day, Sweetest Day, during spring (Love is in the air!) or summer, since it is not seasonal. Market this to libraries who offer adult programming, to Ladies' Guilds, Red Hat society meetings, Historical Societies or church groups. Romance haas appeal.

  
Romantic Tragedies Show - Flash Drive, Manual & License - $595


Stately Spirits Show

 

Stately Spirits Show

Spirits Show Manual and License
 

Jim's novel and intriguing show, Ohio Spirits has quickly genereated more new shows and income than any other he has mounted in the past. Libraries, Senior Centers, Historical Societies and more are flocking to hear the fabulous ghost stories, to see aged artifacts from haunted places, and to experience strange phenomena. This highly regarded and well-received show lterally fills an entire October calendar as well as many other dates throughout the year.

Present your own localized Spirits Show with Jim's manual, videos and license. You get not one but two full videos of one-hour shows, recorded live at two locations. You also get a full video explanation of the tricks and routines, numerous short videos of tricks and effects, and lots of artwork including show logos, eerie photographs and more, all on one convenitnet flash drive that will work on any computer. In addition, you receive a 60-page manual with instructions, effects, routines, Jim's complete one-hour script, tips, suggestion, promotion and more. You even get bookmarks, postcards, and a bonus copy of the BOR book Jim sells to patrons of the program.

You are buying the rights to mount a localized spirit show that can make you a generouas amount of money, for years to come. Do you live in Georgia? Jim teaches you how to develop the Georgia Spirits Show. Live in Massachussetts? You can mount The New England Spirit Show. Live close to London? Create the Haunted London Show. You decide, so you can catch the attention of clients by making this show personal to your location. This is not a kidshow. It's part storytelling, part magic, part lecture - just the right combination to make adult audiences a tiny bit squeamish, and leave them begging for more tales of ghosts and haunted places.

  
Stately Spirits Show - Flash Drive, Manual & License - $595


“Desired

Desired State

Easy Yet Baffling Mind Reading
Developed by Jonathan Kanter & Jim Kleefeld

Have someone choose one of the 50 states in the U.S. for an imaginary visit. Let them name their state mixed in with a dozen other states. You always know which one is their chosen state. Incredibly easy to do, yet mind-bogglingly baffling. The props include postcards, but this is NOT Classic Film Verite - it works on a different principle, so you will fool everyone, even "those in the know." Includes 50 vintage state postcards and full instructions.    Desired State - $40
 


“Christmas

Christmas Verite

Film Cards for the Holiday Season

Seasonal Special! The same great trick as Classic Film Verite, but with ALL Christmas films and bright Christmas style back design. Perfect for strolling or table-hopping those Christmas Parties and events. Use the set as is, or combine these Christmas films with your other Verite cards. In limited supply, and available for a short time only. Complete with a red cloth Santa Storage Bag.   $37.50
 


“A

A Second Affair

Novel Mentalism for the Discerning Pro

A book test of extraordinary quality. They choose any one of three book. They open to any page. They choose to concentrate on either words or illustrations. You tell them exactly what they are thinking. No fishing. No outs. No anagrams. No extra props. No lengthy memorization. No force. No crib sheets. You never ask the page number. A Second Affair contains three hardcover Hercule Poirot novels written by Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling author. All of the books are different with different characters and locations throughout. Each contains a complete novel and can be read from beginning to end without suspicion. These books match those used in The Mysterious Affair, but with different titles and colors. If you missed out on the now-out-of-print The Mysterious Affair, or if you bought that one and want to expand your Agatha Christie mind-reading selection to six books, this is your chance. Act fast, very few sets were produced.
Clothbound, fully illustrated, signature sewn, gold stamped with full laminated dust jackets and ISBN numbers, exactly as you would buy in any trade book store. Each can be read cover to cover without discovering the subtle secret. You could give either to a librarian, editor or publisher to examine and they would swear the books are legitimate and normal. No duplicate pages or sections, no short pages, no bizarre vocabulary or nonsense sentences of any kind. Yet, amazingly, this effect is still very easy to do.
A Second Affair comes with brown-, purple- and orange-jacketed hardcover Hercule Poirot books—After the Funeral, The Greenshore Folly and Murder At the Inn. Includes a clearly written instruction book with directions, additional routines, tips and suggestions for other effects. A solid mentalist effect for the working pro, and also a very high quality product for the discerning collector. As a Special Bonus, you get three additional dust jackets that look like the covers of modern mystery novels.
  
Three-Book Set - $255
 


  Pocket Film VeritePocket Horror Verite

Pocket Verites
Classic Film or Horror

Strolling Size Verite in Two Formats

Classic Film Verite and Horror Verite are now available in a new vest-pocket size, perfect for restaurant work, table-hopping, or just carrying around for casual presentations. These new cards look just like trading cards, 2 and 1/2 by 3 and 3/4 inches. Each set consists of the same 32 film poster cards in this convenient size, but the backs have been completely re-designed to give them a Collectible Trading Card look. Comes with a handy two-pocket wallet for storage and transport. Only $40 per set. Order two of the same sets for back-ups or giveaways, or buy one of each, and get a special discount - $40 for one set, $75 for any two sets.


Like the other sets in this series, you hand out cards with film posters. Any spectator chooses any film and reads the list of film titles on the back. Without looking at the card, you know exactly which film he is thinking of. Do it once or twenty times - it never fails and NO ONE will ever fathom the secret. If you want, you can draw or describe the visual image of the film’s poster instead of naming the film. Incredibly easy, but diabolically effective. It feels like TRUE mind-reading.

Get Pocket Verite and start reading minds today. - $40 each or $75 for any two.


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Horror Verite

Horror Verite

A Frightful Mindreading Experience
The mind-reading, mind-blowing Verite effect has a new twist! If you know Cinema Verite or Classic Film Verite, get ready for a creepy- bizarre-frightful-slasher-bloody-scary version! This all new set includes 32 new and different film cards, each with a film poster from one of the top scary movies of all time. Old classics, new standards, popular horror films - they’re all here. Halloween, The Shining, Poltergeist, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Friday the 13th, Saw - even Creature From the Black Lagoon. Wonderful clear poster images, top-grossing horror movies from 1931 up to 2017. These cards are extra-sturdy stock, glossy coated on both sides, rounded corners, 4x6, matching the exact size and texture of Classic Film Verite, so you can use all of the cards from both sets together or separately. The back design is different but is still set up in the same way as the other Verites. These sets come in an attractive flat black cardboard storage case that matches the tone of the films. Use the set with Cinema Verite or with Classic Film Verite or alone.

Like the other sets in this series, you hand out cards with film posters. Any spectator chooses any film and reads the list of film titles on the back. Without looking at the card, you know exactly which film he is thinking of. Do it once or twenty times - it never fails and NO ONE will ever fathom the secret. If you want, you can draw or describe the visual image of the film’s poster instead of naming the film. Incredibly easy, but diabolically effective. It feels like TRUE mind-reading.
ADDED BONUS EFFECT: You can also tell the spectator his film's exact ranking number in the Top 100 Horror Films Listing.

Get Horror Verite and start reading scary minds today. - $50

Horror Verite

Classic Film Verite

An Incredible Bit of Mentalism
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.
Classic Film Verite - $50

Horror Verite

Cinema Verite

An Incredible Mentalism Effect

Imagine being able to actually read someone's mind. Hand out postcards with over 30 different film posters to the audience. 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 the postcards, and you stop them exactly on the film they are thinking of. Do it again with someone else. They think of a film and read the same list of titles. You know which film someone is thinking of every time. Do it ten times with ten different spectators in all different parts of the room. Everyone reads the same list of film titles. You always know who is thinking of which film. 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. Don't want to lug 32 postcards around? Just slip ten or twelve into your pocket and still perform it exactly the same way. Old and new films with a historical and sci-fi bent - Charlie Chaplin, Hugo, Sherlock Holmes, Time Machine, Rocketeer, Golden Compass, Wild Wild West. Familiar films, but not the easy ones that anyone could guess. Any good mentalist could come up with Gone With the Wind or Casablanca or Wizard of Oz. But your audience will really be impressed when you know they are thinking of The Prestige or Sleepy Hollow. Perform it any time, anywhere with anyone who can read and think. Take it table-hopping for close-up or hand out the cards into a 1000-seat auditorium. Do it over and over with one spectator or thirty times with thirty different spectators. No one will fathom the secret. You could do it with kids, but this is not really a kidshow effect. It is strong, powerful mentalism that works with adults in almost any venue. Did I mention it is incredibly easy?

Cinema Verite -Sci-Fi & Steampunk Films. - $50

“Haunted

Haunted Bottles

A Spooky Multiplying Bottle Routine Especially for Halloween








Jim’s hand-made, carefully crafted creepy Multiplying Bottles routine for Halloween or any bizarre occasion. Spider Venom, Zombie Virus, Newt Juice - you magically produce nine bottles of creepy, witchy potions from two Apothecary canisters. Custom painted to look old and creepy and stored in a handsome, sturdy flip-lid box. Includes Gruella’s Apothecary sign and full instructions.  



Locked


Locked

Magic & Mentalism with Locks


 

The ultimate examination of the Seven Keys to Baldpate plot and the use of locks in mentalism and magic. Locked is 360 pages of tricks, routines, explanations, research and history of lock effects. It contains details of 116 lock products, descriptions of 107 published lock routines, explanations of 26 gaffed and gimmicked lock methods, 62 original never-before-published routines, 120 photographs of lock items, and 85 original illustrations, including fully detailed drawings of gaffed lock mechanisms. Locked was compiled and written by Jim Kleefeld, with a little help from friends like Paul Daniels, Richard Osterlind, Ray Carlisle, John Archer, Paul Hallas, Danny Archer, Ken Dyne, Dan Harlan, Stephen Minch, Wayne Dobson, Mark Strivings, Tim Ellis, Mick Hanzlik and more. Locked is fully illustrated in hardcover with a laminated full-color dust jacket.

Locked is the biggest, best book in mentalism this year and one you will use and refer to over and over with dozens of routines that use padlocks, keys, combination locks, locked boxes, locked car doors, house keys and more. There are fully scripted routines that are serious, romantic, funny, bizarre, historical, dramatic, magical, mental, mysterious and outrageous. It has material suitable for stage, close-up, parlor, table-hopping, kidshows, and strolling. Locked is the book to get, read, savor, study and enjoy, now and for years to come.
  
Locked - Hardcover with dustjacket - $85



Locked Deluxe Kit

Locked Deluxe Kit

Book, Two Locks, Flash Drive, & More


 

With the Locked Deluxe kit, you will be ready to plunge into mentalism and magic with locks. Included is a signed and numbered hardcover copy of the book, plus not one, but two special magical locks and a key-shaped flash drive chock full of extras. The drive can be used in a routine by itself or you can use the numerous art files tom add to or enhance your lock routines. Includes pictures, numbers, photos, drawings, many of which coordinate with lock routine sin the book. Also included ares several extra routines that you can add to your repertoire. Best of all, included are two specialty locks. One is ready-made to use with several of the routines in the book. The other is a specially gimmicked magic lock that is often sold separately as a stand-alone magic prop. This quality brass wheel lock is gimmicked for you so that you can present a dozen or so of the routine in the book. Included on the flash drive is a large supplement book with dozens of routines, ideas and suggestions that are not included in the hardcover Locked book.  Signed & Numbered Locked Book, Two Locks, Key Flash Drive - $175


Salem

Salem

A Uniquely Bizarre Prop

For the Discerning Professional Mentalist

Step back in time to 1692 with your spectators and have them examine a book full of history of the Salem Witch Trials. Use it to perform several mind-reading miracles on a variety of audience members. You let anyone open to any page in the Narrative History of the Trials section and you can immediately read their thoughts about what is on the page. Then you have anyone choose any accused person from the Trial Results section, and you can tell them exactly who they are thinking of, whether the accused was convicted or innocent, their sentence at the trial, even the month the trial was held and the exact number of participants.

A truly unique prop, method and routine. A magnificent prop, Salem is a careful reproduction of an antique book written in the 1600s about the Salem witch trials. It has old original woodcut illustrations, fancy flourish title lettering and detailed information about witchcraft in Early America. It looks authentic and genuine, yet is is meticulously gaffed to allow you to perform not one, but several strong effects. The book has two sections, both different in formatting and type of information. Each one allows you to perform several different effects. Use either or both sections. Make one quick revelation or carry out a 20-minute routine.

In the Narrative Section, the spectator opens to any page and reads the first line to herself. You tell her the exact nature of what she has read. She can turn to another page and you repeat your divination. Do it three or five times in a row. Each page is different and each time, you know exactly what the spectator is thinking about. Best of all, the book can be read from cover to cover with absolutely no clue as to the method. It truly reads and handles like a completely normal book. There are no short pages, no duplicate pages, no repeating vocabulary, no long obscure words, no unintelligible sentences—nothing to tip off the method to anyone.

In the Trial Results section, each page has facts and information about a specific person on trial for witchcraft. Without knowing the page or seeing the text, you can tell the spectator the full first and last name of the accused, whether she was found guilty or innocent, whether she was hanged, drowned, stoned, pressed or released. You can even tell the exact month the trial was held and how many people attended. All without looking at a thing. No fishing, no elaborate memorization, no special cheat sheets, no extra props, no outside gaffs, no stooges. So easy, you will be performing it in no time. Although the effects are very easy to perform, Salem includes an elaborate 20-page manual with information, routines, tips, suggestions, background and more, plus free helpful “reminder” bookmarks.

Salem is a terrific addition to your arsenal of mentalism or bizarre routines. The story of the Salem Witchcraft trials is fascinating to everyone, and this magnificent prop allows you to perform miracles around that story.

Created by Jim Kleefeld. Produced by Gemini Artifacts.
  
Salem Book, Manuscript & Bookmark - $225

IMPORTANT NOTE: Salem is not in stock because it is NOT mass-produced, rather it is carefully crafted and aged by hand. Orders will be filled on first-come first served basis and may take several weeks.

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Tales From Beyond Teen and YA Program

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 - $595. 


 
Eclectic Collector

The Eclectic Collector

The Eclectic Collector book showcases a small portion of Jim's collectible magic. For many years he has sought out and discovered a wide range of magic-related items. This book shares several examples of such rare finds in color photographs and explanatory text. You will discover magical nutcrackers, greeting cards, action figures, games, dolls and punch-out books. See and read about some of the world's most exclusive limited edition magic books, Supreme apparatus, advertising premiums and themed magic sets. Eighteen categories in all with ten or so items in each category. A fun sampling of Jim's eclectic collection of magic. And just for you bibliophiles, the book design, layout and illustrations are gorgeous. 

Printed Soft Cover Book

 The Eclectic Collector - Softcover, Full Color Throughout. $30


“The

The Contract Book

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. 

The Contract Book - Printed Soft Cover Book

 The Contract Book - Softcover, Full Color Throughout. $30


Magishing Stuff

Magishing Stuff

Printed Soft Cover Book

Subtitled, Ideas and Art for Stand-Up Performance, this book includes sixteen magic tricks in full routines with explanations on how to make all of the necessary props. With detailed illustrations and full patter lines, these can easily be created by most individuals and put into shows quickly. All of the tricks are easy to construct with common materials. The numerous illustrations include full art and graphic designs for the tricks.

In addition to the tricks, there are insightful articles on creativity, give-aways, using assistants and booking information. A wonderfully useful table design concept completes the contents of this very useful book. Anyone with a bit of home handyman in them can make this very practical performer's table that doubles as a display stand and prop case. Many performers have purchased this book for the table design alone. Softcover Book.  $30.

 



 


Books, DVDs and other product are available by mail to magicians, performers and other entertainers. Show DVDs are for instructional purposes and are not licensed for public viewing.

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Jim Kleefeld
Magical Entertainer
33510 Jennie Road
Avon, Ohio 44011-2042
(440) 937-5488


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