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by Philippe Billot
July 21st, 2017, 1:58 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 1246

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

Thank you Michael (JFox)

I give this "à qui de droit"
by Philippe Billot
July 21st, 2017, 7:59 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 1246

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

I agree. I speak simply about inspiration and evolution in an historical point of view. And I thank you again for Ali Bongo reference. One of my friends who is writting a book about Suspensions and Levitations didn't know that.
by Philippe Billot
July 21st, 2017, 3:36 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 1246

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

You can find NO FEET - SOME FEAT in The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions edited by Micky Hades in 1974.

It's here : http://www.magicinc.net/theconjurorsboo ... sions.aspx
by Philippe Billot
July 21st, 2017, 3:27 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 1246

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

To cut to the chase...The "Flying Box" is simply a clever & brilliant application of the famous Abbott/Grant Suspension trick, circa 1941. HI JFox, Thanks for this reference. I look for the Tops, Vol. 6, 1941 and I find in December, page 6 : Abbott's SUPER X LEVITATION (Grant is not q...
by Philippe Billot
July 21st, 2017, 3:21 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 1246

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

Walter Gigson dot edit any reviw, you say 1950 no in forties conguroos review dont exist in 50´s Grant illusion name? Joe Karson illusion name? regarts See here : http://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php?title=Conjurors%27_Magazine I repeat the name of the illusion : NO FEET - SOME FEAT. Go here : h...
by Philippe Billot
July 20th, 2017, 1:51 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 1246

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

No, The ConjurorS' Magazine edited by Walter Gibson in the forties.
by Philippe Billot
July 17th, 2017, 4:01 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 1246

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

See in The Conjurors' Magazine, Vol. 5, no 7, september 1950, page 22, No Feet - Some Feat.

It's a very ingenious idea. You need only a large piece of silk and a table behind you.
by Philippe Billot
July 15th, 2017, 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Asti Manuscript and Testament de Jerome Sharp
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Asti Manuscript and Testament de Jerome Sharp

Maskelyne seems to be the first to name this kind of shuffle an over-hand shuffle. See his book Sharps and Flats published in 1894 but Sachs in his book Sleight of hand (1885) writes : "The two methods of shuffling in ordinary use are the perpendicular and the horizontal. The perpendicular is t...
by Philippe Billot
July 13th, 2017, 1:24 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 1246

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

Thanks again.

A propos, who is Raphael?
by Philippe Billot
July 12th, 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 1246

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

Hi Tom,

Have you a reference for Ali Bongo's variant? Book, magazine, Marketed trick?

Thanks in advance.

Philippe
by Philippe Billot
July 12th, 2017, 1:23 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 1246

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

I see but it's simply an extension (or a variante) of the principle applied by Andre Kole who was inspired by Joe Karson's idea
by Philippe Billot
July 11th, 2017, 1:24 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 1246

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

Rectification : It's in the eighties.

First Ad in March 1985.

But it seems that Joe Karson is the precursor with his effect No Feet - Some Feats in 1949
by Philippe Billot
July 11th, 2017, 7:43 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 1246

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

The creator is Andre Kole. His illusion was named No Feet.
I don't remember the year but I think it's in the seventies.
by Philippe Billot
May 12th, 2017, 3:18 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Versa-plus marketed by Ken BROOKE
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: Versa-plus marketed by Ken BROOKE

You can find it in Arcane (by Jean-Yves Prost) no 17, January 1980.
by Philippe Billot
May 3rd, 2017, 11:08 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Winding up the deck
Replies: 12
Views: 1035

Re: Winding up the deck

Joe Pecore wrote:Described and attributed to George Coon in New Phoenix, page 106


Issue 324, March 8, 1955.
by Philippe Billot
April 18th, 2017, 12:14 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?
Replies: 28
Views: 3826

Re: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?

In 1914, Stanley Collins published, "Another Four Ace Trick." The four Aces vanish, one at a time, and assemble in a spectator "selected" pile (magician deals five rounds of cards after the vanishes.) If you will allow that "The Four Ace Trick" was what today we call &...
by Philippe Billot
April 17th, 2017, 4:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 51
Views: 4736

Re: Royal road to card magic

Curiously, The Royal Road to Card Magic was advertised in The Sphinx, Genii and The Conjurors' Magazine in december 1947 BUT in January 1948 in HUGARD'S MAGIC MONTHLY (See page 390).
by Philippe Billot
April 11th, 2017, 3:37 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?
Replies: 28
Views: 3826

Re: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?

If someone owns The Dragon , Vol. 10, no. 8, August 1941, could he check if page 1 the trick Independent Aces by Oscar Weigle is a Slow Motion Assembly. Yes, the trick is a slow motion version. Oscar Weigle mentions Vernon and his "business" to have the aces travel one at a time, and refe...
by Philippe Billot
March 21st, 2017, 5:23 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?
Replies: 28
Views: 3826

Re: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?

I agree, Vernon described his trick Mobilizing the Aces in The Sphinx,January 1941.

I just want to compare the methods.
by Philippe Billot
March 21st, 2017, 3:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Little Hand Ripoff
Replies: 52
Views: 6030

Re: The Little Hand Ripoff

I wonder if Mr. Bonsall knows what "Bonsalopes" means in french ?
by Philippe Billot
March 21st, 2017, 3:21 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?
Replies: 28
Views: 3826

Re: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?

If someone owns The Dragon, Vol. 10, no. 8, August 1941, could he check if page 1 the trick Independent Aces by Oscar Weigle is a Slow Motion Assembly.

If so, I'll be very happy if he could send me a copy (of the trick, not the magazine!)

Thank in advance
by Philippe Billot
March 21st, 2017, 3:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 52 Lovers Volume 1 Unusual Binding
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: 52 Lovers Volume 1 Unusual Binding

Have you an original like this one ?

http://magicref.tripod.com/books/carrol ... overs1.htm
by Philippe Billot
March 20th, 2017, 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mind, Myth & Magick by T.A. Waters
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

Re: Mind, Myth & Magick by T.A. Waters

I think it's volume 54 of The Great Magic Video Library (1997 - Stevens Magic Emporium)
by Philippe Billot
March 16th, 2017, 7:23 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: question about marlo routine
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: question about marlo routine

Max Maven wrote:This was a favorite of Fred's.

It is the Marlo routine cited. It's worth noting that it was also claimed by Irv Weiner, who did it using Braue Additions.



Is it his marketed trick Triple Transposition ?
by Philippe Billot
March 15th, 2017, 10:17 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: question about marlo routine
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: question about marlo routine

I think it's Aces Over Kings

See Marlo in Spades (1947), page 52.
by Philippe Billot
March 13th, 2017, 3:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stewart James
Replies: 29
Views: 6337

Re: Stewart James

The best use for a Svengali deck is to do something like that. Spread the cards face-up to show they are all different. Have a card cut to (eg the 2C). Have the deck dealt into two piles. Force the pile with 26 identical cards. Have the selected card found in that pile any way you want (spin a bott...
by Philippe Billot
March 11th, 2017, 3:49 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Wildcard... plot published precedence
Replies: 11
Views: 1499

Re: Wildcard... plot published precedence

The More Things Change (1982) was by Sadowitz and Student's Exchange was by Marlo (1984)


See Genii, November 1997, page 67, Pink-Oh! by Ned Rutledge (first described in Card Party (1965). I think it's a version with exchange.
by Philippe Billot
March 9th, 2017, 5:40 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ghost Window by Randi
Replies: 0
Views: 568

Ghost Window by Randi

In 1958, Tannen sells an Illusion by Randi entitled Ghost Window which was a "revelation" at the Buffalo IBM Convention (June 18-21, New York). We can find the Ad in the three big magazines, Linking Ring, Genii and M-U-M but the next month nothing ! The illusion has vanished ! If someone k...
by Philippe Billot
March 6th, 2017, 1:06 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: infos on a special cut and restored rope routine
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: infos on a special cut and restored rope routine

Thank you for being patient...

See The Linking Ring, Vol. 61, no 12, December 1981, page 70, The World's Longest Rope Trick by Geoffrey Williams
by Philippe Billot
March 3rd, 2017, 4:07 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: infos on a special cut and restored rope routine
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: infos on a special cut and restored rope routine

Read Rope Eternal or the Only Six Ways to Restore a Rope by Dariel Fitzkee. (1944 and 1957 for Tannen edition) But in La Magie du Pont Neuf , a manuscript wirtten between 1643 and 1654, there is a method ( page 130) in which you can make several loops, cut them and instantanly restore the ribbon (be...
by Philippe Billot
March 1st, 2017, 11:08 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: All Backs Routine
Replies: 41
Views: 5585

Re: All Backs Routine

In Genii, Vol. 62, no 2, february 1999, page 36.
by Philippe Billot
March 1st, 2017, 3:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: All Backs Routine
Replies: 41
Views: 5585

Re: All Backs Routine

The Vernon routine in Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 I believe) is clean, very effective and also concisely but sufficiently described wih no filler. I have changed get ready a little. As I do not have ECT 3rd edition, I am assuming the routine Anthony refers to above in Hugard's is the same. This ...
by Philippe Billot
February 1st, 2017, 3:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "Secret Subtraction" substitution?
Replies: 22
Views: 2291

Re: "Secret Subtraction" substitution?

Which year, please?
by Philippe Billot
February 1st, 2017, 3:33 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: This or That style routine? Suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1648

Re: This or That style routine? Suggestions?

I think you make reference of No-Jonah Poker by Jon Racherbaumer.

See his ebook Jonah Ploys (2010)
by Philippe Billot
February 1st, 2017, 3:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Okito boxes
Replies: 24
Views: 4659

Re: Okito boxes

Where is John Mendoza's routine published? That routine is actually Dave Stahl's: The World's Most Expensive Okito Box Routine in "Don't Stall, Stahl!" by John Mendoza. I think Mr. Mendoza did publish a rather extensive Okito Box routine in "Book of John." There is also The Worl...
by Philippe Billot
January 31st, 2017, 3:35 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Continuity & Impact
Replies: 25
Views: 2821

Re: Continuity & Impact

But then I got caught up in reading the book. It really is an excellent book and I must read it more often. It certainly fits into my ideal of being published before 1954. But here is the bit I found most interesting. Gaultier quotes the 12 rules of magic which had first been published by another F...
by Philippe Billot
January 30th, 2017, 5:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: How Houdini became the King of Cards
Replies: 11
Views: 1464

Re: How Houdini became the King of Cards

There are some curious facts in this story. 1) The story of the gambler who went to Otto Maurer’s Shop was told in The Magician’s Hand-book (by Selbit) published in 1902. BUT the same story was in Stanyon’s Magic, Vol. 1, no 5, February 1901, page 37. How Stanyon knows the story? Is there another so...
by Philippe Billot
January 28th, 2017, 3:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Open Prediction Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1307

Re: Open Prediction Question

At the beginning, in your lap.

I know. It's no longer modish!

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