The Long Goodbye: Latta on Coins
Comes with a DVD of coin material from "The Pink Purse Tapes" featuring performances and explanations by Geoff Latta
“This is a book that has been a long time in coming. I have waited for 30 years to see it and it’s finally here. This amazing book will go into your library next to Roth’s Expert Coin Magic and J.B. Bobo’s Modern Coin Magic, as one of the core resources for coin magic. Geoff Latta’s work is finally emerging from the underground into the light.” – Peter Samelson
The world of modern coin magic has awarded Geoffrey Latta towering status as an innovator and artist, second only to his mentor, David Roth. His underground reputation began in the 1970s and came to fruition in the 1980s, when a selection of his early work was featured in Richard Kaufman’s outstanding compilation, CoinMagic. His reputation has continued to grow and, years after his premature death, it has not waned.
The Long Goodbye presents all of Latta’s known coin magic, published and unpublished. It is a record of brilliant innovation that coin-magic aficionados will be absorbing, mastering and emulating for years to come.
Latta’s large body of work is presented in these pages, with attention paid not only to the sleights, but also to the subtle construction, psychology and choreography that were the hallmark of his magic; the broad strokes and the fine. It is a book that no one cognizant of Latta’s accomplishments will hesitate to place beside the classic texts on coin magic.
344 pages. Over 720 photographs. 48 tricks including over 25 sleights.