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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: 2763

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: 41
Views: 2137

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: 2763

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: 2763

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: 4382

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: 2763

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: 649

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: 1588

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: 702

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: 702

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: 26
Views: 4136

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: 907

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: 207

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: 488

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: 488

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: 4397

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: 4397

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: 1799

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: 1392

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: 19
Views: 2862

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: 2220

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: 1040

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: 968

Re: Open Prediction Question

At the beginning, in your lap.

I know. It's no longer modish!
by Philippe Billot
January 27th, 2017, 2:16 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Open Prediction Question
Replies: 8
Views: 968

Re: Open Prediction Question

C'est mon plaisir !
by Philippe Billot
January 27th, 2017, 12:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Open Prediction Question
Replies: 8
Views: 968

Re: Open Prediction Question

Open Prediction (12th) in Stick s & Stones no 7, 1977. Another version by Ed Marlo with a full deck roughed and a double faced card.
by Philippe Billot
January 27th, 2017, 12:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Open Prediction Question
Replies: 8
Views: 968

Re: Open Prediction Question

In Expert Card Conjuring (1968), Marlo has a version page 118 entitled Ultra Open Prediction in which you have a double face card and a disk of Stick -Tack but not all the deck roughed. It's a good variante.
by Philippe Billot
January 5th, 2017, 4:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!
Replies: 30
Views: 3308

Re: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!

In Genii, issue 7, July 1983, page 453, two paragraphs are troncated. The end of the first missing as well as the beginning of the second. Have you succeed to complete them? Next to lecture was John Cornelius. He had everything arranged so he stood close to the mike at all times and all his effects ...
by Philippe Billot
December 26th, 2016, 4:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rapturous performance
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: Rapturous performance

If this "revelation" causes a so strong reaction now, it's because it's an old one which was described (at least) in 1785 in Testament de Jerome Sharp by Henri Decremps.
As we say in France : "It's in the old pots that we make the best soups" (Experience always wins the day)
by Philippe Billot
December 24th, 2016, 5:27 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Need Reference: impromptu one way back - white borders
Replies: 10
Views: 995

Re: Need Reference: impromptu one way back - white borders

See Tops, Vol. 1, no 8, August 1936, page 12. Miscellaneous Card Subleties by Lynn Searles.
The explanation is very succinct!
by Philippe Billot
December 2nd, 2016, 2:58 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cosmic Debris by John Bannon
Replies: 0
Views: 488

Cosmic Debris by John Bannon

If someone has this Lecture Notes from 1987, could he give me the table of contents, please.

Thank in advance.
by Philippe Billot
October 27th, 2016, 5:05 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Torch to Rose creator?
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: Torch to Rose creator?

Jason Sands presented this trick in 1994 but I don't know if he is the creator and Tannen began to sell it in 1997
by Philippe Billot
October 26th, 2016, 8:12 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Name of this effect ?
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: Name of this effect ?

The origin of Draw a Blank is the effect named Shuttle, described page 47 in Impact by Aldo Colombini, published in 1991 but there are no backs with a design. All backs are blank.
by Philippe Billot
October 16th, 2016, 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fr Cyprian - 'All Backs' Routine
Replies: 24
Views: 2560

Re: Fr Cyprian - 'All Backs' Routine

Thank you Leonard.


I find in The Chronicles no 10, October 1978, an all backs version with a small packet by Fr. Cyprian titled Flash Backs
and a second method, also titled Flash Backs, in No 11, November 1978.
by Philippe Billot
October 16th, 2016, 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fr Cyprian - 'All Backs' Routine
Replies: 24
Views: 2560

Re: Fr Cyprian - 'All Backs' Routine

[quote="Q. Kumber"]Yes, the third edition./quote] Yes, in 1950. For Joe Mckay "I am sure GENII republished the trick about 15 years ago." Yes, in no 2, February 1999 but it was Hugard's version. The Vernon's version was in Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 7, no 1, June 1949 There is ...
by Philippe Billot
September 28th, 2016, 4:17 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: question
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Re: question

Lt. Col. David S. Anderson's version in The Linking Ring, Vol. 34, no 3, may 1954, seems to match what you are looking for.
by Philippe Billot
September 12th, 2016, 4:58 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Cardboard Metamorphosis
Replies: 38
Views: 12280

Re: Cardboard Metamorphosis

Perhaps, it's a reference to Million Dollar Bill Mystery by U.F. Grant (1936)
by Philippe Billot
September 11th, 2016, 3:25 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Cardboard Metamorphosis
Replies: 38
Views: 12280

Re: Cardboard Metamorphosis

Show Stoppers with Cards was published in 1948 but in Abracadabra Summer 1947, page 19, there is a trick entitled :

The £1,000,000 Trunk Mystery with Cards by Peter McDonald (according to the Potter's Index).

If someone can cheek as I haven't this issue...
by Philippe Billot
September 9th, 2016, 6:20 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Face Up Invisible Palm Aces (Open Travelers)?
Replies: 18
Views: 3044

Re: Face Up Invisible Palm Aces (Open Travelers)?

In Marlo in Spades (1947) there is a sleight which permits to make an Ace appears face up under the other Aces.

See Aces over Kings, page 43. But it's not a phase of an Open Travelers theme which was presented only in 1961.
by Philippe Billot
August 17th, 2016, 1:28 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Early Assembly
Replies: 7
Views: 2560

Re: Early Assembly

Isn't it The Roger Crosthwhaite's version of Real Gone Aces ?

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