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Dixie Dooley - Escapology(1-4)

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Dixie Dooley - Escapology(1-4)

 

Escapology with Dixie Dooley Volumes 1-3 (+ Bonus Houdini Lives DVD) (4 DVDs)- Learn the stunts and escapes that made Houdini famous. Soon you'll be escaping from handcuffs?? straight jackets?? rope-ties?? milk cans?? packing crates?? and chains! Get booked as an escape artist!

"This is the best thing for anyone who wants to start learning escapes. It's got everything you need to get started in the world of escapes." -- Lance Burton

"These tapes are invaluable to the working escape artist?? or serious student of the art?? and should be in everyone's library." -- Tom Carrier??Escape MastersMagazine

"Dooley is the modern day Houdini. He's one of the biggest names in the world of escape?? and one of the foremost experts on the man himself. This DVD set is fascinating. If you're a performer by nature?? you'll feel instantly what this stuff will do to your fans." -- Maxwell Murphy?? Penguin Magic

"For me Dixie opened the door to a whole new branch of magic. I'd wanted to add an escape to my show for years?? after watching these DVDs I've added three." -- Jonathan Evans?? Penguin Magic

"I'm proud to endorse it for the art of magic. For the performing magician who wants to completely redefine his act. He shows you all the escape stuff?? most of which is not expensive. Handcuffs and Rope. He takes it to a whole new level. He shows you how you can book a $ 1000 show with handcuffs and rope. I am very impressed." -- Rob Stiff

"If anybody does anything on escape in the future?? this is the work it'll be measured against." -- Acar Altinsel?? Penguin Magic

The Effect
Warning?? This DVD set contains feats that require professional expertise and pose a great risk to the performer's safety. Under no circumstances should any of the stunts performed herein be attempted by amateurs. Persons desiring to learn these stunts should only do so under supervision of a trained professional.

"I didn't move to Las Vegas to drive down the back streets. I want to look at the lights. I want to see who's on the marquees. I love show business." -- Dixie Dooley?? born to perform.

Volume 1?? Escape from the Ordinary
Join Dixie as he takes you on a journey into the world of escape. You'll learn some of the most powerful escapes ever performed--including some ingenious challenge escapes that will make the average magic show audience look more like a stadium full of crazed sports fans. The escapes on this DVD are performed with ordinary objects. You'll be able to perform them in almost any situation?? and they're perfect for the streets.

On this volume you'll learn?? 
Silk Through Rope
Houdini Rope Tie
Spirit Rope Tie
100 Foot Rope Tie
Knots
Lock Picking
Historic Handcuffs
Thumbcuffs
Escape from a Rubber Band
German Transport Chain Escape
Volume 2?? Handcuffs?? Shackles?? and Straight Jackets
Over hundreds of years locksmiths and handcuff manufacturers have been called upon to produce a fascinating series of restraints--each more cunningly precise than the last. Dixie will teach you the secrets of overcoming each and every one of these manmade tools of imprisonment so you'll be ready for any challenge your spectators dream up.

On this volume you'll learn?? 
Escape from any Handcuff
Kellar Rope Tie
Bamboo Torture Device
Shanghai Shackles
Straight Jacket Escape
Suspended Straight Jacket Escape
Generating Publicity
Volume 3?? Large Scale Escapes and Publicity Stunts
Escape artists are the prizefighters of the magic world. Hang (upside down from a crane) with Dixie as he demonstrates and teaches the escapes that get headlines--huge headlines. Dixie doesn't stop with the escape; he takes you one step further by teaching you the secrets of effective escape publicity. You'll learn to write a press release?? contact the media?? and develop escapes and stunts that garner International press. As a special bonus you'll learn to build your own professional escape box--without breaking the bank.

On this volume you'll learn?? 
Tom Horn Transport Belt
Assistant's Revenge
Metamorphosis
Build Your Own Escape Box
Escape Stunts and Release Forms
Steel Straight Jacket
Giant Milk Can Escape
Bonus 4th DVD?? Houdini Lives Again
The concept behind the Houdini Lives Again show at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was to take a nostalgic look at what it would be like to see Houdini perform his magic and death defying escapes live on stage. Through the use of costuming?? antique props?? and music?? the show takes you there?? back in time?? to see Houdini perform live.

This 4th DVD is a performance only DVD. You'll see live performances of the following?? 
Classic Illusions
Sucker Silk
Assistant's Revenge (Stocks of Zanibar)
Metamorphosis
Crystal Ball Gazing
Spiritualist Illusions
Mummy Asrah
Shanghai Shackles
Tom Horn Transport Escape
Straight Jacket Escape
Floating Cup
Milk Can Escape
The bonus material on this DVD includes performances of the following?? 
Burried Alive
Frozen in Ice
100' Rope Escape
Straight Jacket and Crane Escape in Appleton?? WI
Houdini Seance
Escape from Red Tape
Straight Jacket and Crane Escape in Las Vegas

Escape MastersReview

DVD Review- Escapology featuring Dixie Dooley
Review by Tom Carrier-Editor

Las Vegas based escape artist Dixie Dooley and Penguin Magic have put together what is perhapsthe most comprehensive collection of information on escapes ever gathered on video or DVD. Dixie has combined his extensive knowledge with his many years of experience as a Vegas headliner to make this information available to escape artists. Rather than concentrating on one type of escape?? or its methods?? Dixie has created a visual encyclopedia of knowledge into the world of escapes.

Volume 1- Features escapes like Silk through Rope?? The Houdini Rope Tie??(the secret of which is worth the price of the entire DVD set)?? and other great rope ties. It also covers a very unique "escape" form a rubber band that will become one of your favorite walk around bits. Some handcuff and thumbcuff informations also covered in this volume.

Volume 2- This volume focuses on strait jacket escapes?? both standing and suspended?? and covers other restraint devices such as Shanghai Shackles and the Kellar Rope Tie. The two gems on this volume would be the information on generating publicity?? and Dixie's method of escaping from any handcuff.

Volume 3- If you are looking for large stage escapes?? this volume is for you. Covered is the Tom Horn Transport Belt?? Assistant's Revenge?? Metamorphosis?? Steel Strait Jacket?? Giant Milk Can Escape?? how to build your own escape box?? and various release forms for the escape artist.

These tapes are invaluable to the working escape artist?? or serious student of the art?? and should be in everyone's library.If you purchase the entire 3 volume set from Penguin Magic?? they will include a 4th DVD featuring Dixie performing some of his most famous escapes throughout his career.

Each volume is $ 34.95 each?? and the entire 3 Volume set is $ 99.95?? with free shipping to the U.S.?? Canada and Europe. The DVDs are available from Penguin Magic. 
 
Testimonials
"I went in to an audition for an upcoming variety show in Las Vegas. Now?? Las Vegas is flooded with Magicians. We probably have more magicians per capita than any city in the world. So I brought all my props in?? and one of the things I had thrown in was a straight jacket. When I walked in they saw all my toys and immediately told me they "didn't need a magician". I smiled and quickly replied??"great?? I'm an escape artist."

They said "OK" with some hesitation.I got up on stage?? did a straight jacket escape?? and walked out with a contract.

A week later?? one of the arenas here in Vegas contacted me wanting a half time show for a major college basketball game. Needless to say?? the angles we impossible. And everything I had that was angle-proof wouldn't play for 20??000 seats.The solution was simple?? they strapped me by my feet?? hoisted me up and I did an upside down straight jacket escape.Now I do it three times a week.

I now book 3-1 doing escapes rather than magic." --Tyas Frantz?? Full Time Las Vegas Performer

 

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