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by Philippe Billot
August 9th, 2017, 12:02 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Can you please help me find this article?
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Can you please help me find this article?

May be in Genii, Vol. 66, no. 1, January 2003, page 44.
by Philippe Billot
August 8th, 2017, 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 61
Views: 1996

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

Is it reasonable (or conceivable) to present the Piano Trick with pairs of socks? You mean like this ? Yes, it's this trick. But I write "Is it reasonable?" because the first question was : "If you had the opportunity to perform just one trick or routine for the President of the Unit...
by Philippe Billot
August 8th, 2017, 8:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 61
Views: 1996

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

Brad Henderson wrote:michael weber published that idea in lifesavers


Yes ! And even before, in The Linking Ring in november 1990.

And what do you think about Sock-O-Finish by Mike Strange ?
by Philippe Billot
August 8th, 2017, 5:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 61
Views: 1996

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

Is it reasonable (or conceivable) to present the Piano Trick with pairs of socks?
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: 1643

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: 1643

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: 1643

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: 1643

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: 1643

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: 1643

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: 1643

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: 264

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: 1643

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: 1643

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: 1643

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: 1643

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: 1643

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: 565

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: 1094

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: 3994

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: 4920

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: 3994

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: 3994

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: 6276

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: 3994

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: 1141

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: 2129

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: 1081

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: 1081

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: 6785

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: 1552

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: 598

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: 805

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: 805

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: 5714

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: 5714

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: 2329

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: 1702

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)

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