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This DVD has been made from a short 8mm Sound Movie filmed back in the 1980's by Ake Hallberg from Sweden. Out of the blue, and via my friend Ulf Morling, the film was sent to me with full rights to use it in any way I wished. Ake, thank you so much for your generosity.
Ake filmed Fred in Hyde Park running through some of his routines and sleights, You will see two performances of his fantastic Ambitious Card routine together with numeroussleights and colour changes and as a final bonus you will see his incredible Vanish of Coin in his tie. At one one point during the film Fred found himself with a tourist spectator and as he shows him the Ambitious Card he mumbles... "As you are not a magician you don't know what ambitious card means do you?"
This film is really short but as so much has been compressed into this brief interlude it can be watched over and over again and with each watching there is more to be seen and learnt.
The film is but a brief prelude to the forthcoming book:
The Magic of Fred Robinson
by Peter Duffie. Inside this DVD case you will find a description of the
Coin in Tie Vanish
which has been extracted from the manuscript of the book.