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by Gerald Deutsch
December 1st, 2016, 7:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Larry Jennings Prefiguration This effect was brought to my attention by old friends who are no longer with us, Peter Marshall and Harvey Cohen. This effect appears on page 156 of The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings but I changed the effect a bit so that it can be presented as the second cla...
by Gerald Deutsch
November 1st, 2016, 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Coin When Not Prepared To Perform Sometimes someone will come up to you and want you to “do a trick” and it’s not a good time for you. I would perform a very quick Perverse Magic effect. I would ask if that person had a coin and I would take it. I would appear to place the coin from my righ...
by Gerald Deutsch
October 27th, 2016, 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: When You Are Asked To "Teach a Trick" At A Gig
Replies: 22
Views: 3642

Re: When You Are Asked To "Teach a Trick" At A Gig

Sometimes seeing a magician and then learning a simple trick could get a spectator interested in magic.

I have taught magic to children at schools and libraries and when I do I teach simple tricks like the pencil (or pen, or straw) that clings to your finger.
by Gerald Deutsch
October 1st, 2016, 7:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

JINX MATE On this thread I’ve noted numerous Ambitious or Jinx Card effects (see December 21, 2002, January 2, 2003, November 1, 2006, March 1, 2007, March 1, 2008, ) This effect is meant to be performed AFTER an Ambitious or Jinx Card effect. I contributed this to Harry Lorayne’s Apocalypse and it ...
by Gerald Deutsch
September 1st, 2016, 7:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Aces Are Good; Jacks Are Better I loved Harry Lorayne’s “Aces Are Good; Jacks Are Better” from his book Jaw Droppers. I made some changes to make it a Perverse Magic effect. Effect: 1 A card is selected – say the 4 of Hearts, signed by the spectator, and shuffled back into the deck and the ...
by Gerald Deutsch
August 1st, 2016, 7:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

CARDS AND PAPER SLIPS – ANOTHER WAY Last month I posted Cards And Paper Slips and this is another way of handling the spectator’s dealing and the revelation of the 4 (in my effect) 7s. At a “magic meeting” in the summer of 2014, Danny Miller did an effect but was not sure where he learned it. Others...
by Gerald Deutsch
July 24th, 2016, 9:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Slydini Coins Thru Tsble using coin clip.
Replies: 11
Views: 1908

Re: Slydini Coins Thru Tsble using coin clip.

I've been a Slydini student and he taught me a number of "Coins Thru The Table" routines and none of them used a clip. See the various Slydini books where these are published. (I've posted some comedy Perverse Through the Table ideas on this forum on the Perverse Magic thread on April 2, 2...
by Gerald Deutsch
July 10th, 2016, 1:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Is Your Opener...
Replies: 30
Views: 5197

Re: What Is Your Opener...

Getting a quarter from a spectator's cel phone.

See Perverse Magic thread of this forum (under General) June 2015.
by Gerald Deutsch
July 1st, 2016, 7:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

CARDS AND PAPER SLIPS This was taught to me by Bob McAllister. I believe it’s from Dean Dill and Allan Ackerman from “Las Vegas Kardma”. It was done with dollar bills but I’m using 4 slips of paper with the number 7 on each. Effect 1 “I just learned a new trick which I really don’t understand at all...
by Gerald Deutsch
June 1st, 2016, 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

JO ANNE – THE CARD DUCK Background When I was in high school I worked part time at Holden’s Magic Shop under Ande Furlong and my pay was $5 worth of tricks a day. So over one holiday I worked 3 days and took home Jo Anne, the card duck. When the Jo Anne starts to act “independently” (as card ducks w...
by Gerald Deutsch
May 1st, 2016, 7:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

Only The Mates Effect 1 I just learned a new trick,“ says the magician. “Here, take a card.” 2 The spectator takes a card which is looked at, shown to all and then shuffled back into the deck. Assume it is the 2H. 3 “Watch,” says the magician, “I’ll make your card turn face up in the deck. What was ...
by Gerald Deutsch
April 27th, 2016, 3:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Slydini's Helicopter Card
Replies: 7
Views: 2276

Re: Slydini's Helicopter Card

It’s not so much the “method” but the “method” is a good lesson in “misdirection” or using one’s natural movements – natural to that person – to cover what is done.
Slydini’s misdirection is excellent here.
by Gerald Deutsch
April 1st, 2016, 6:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

Silver Extraction This is a popular effect and appears in, among other places, Bobo page 187, Coinmagic page 134 (Geoff Latta), Funny Stuff (Tom Ladshaw) The effect usually has the magician give the spectator a half dollar to hold and he runs a lit match around the spectator’s hand and when the hand...
by Gerald Deutsch
April 1st, 2016, 6:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

On May 1, 2008 I posted Quadruple Coincidence on this thread and recently someone pointed out that there is an error in number 3 under “The Routine” of that write up and so I’m reposting it with the correction. Quadruple Coincidence Effect “It’s our second date,” the magician says to the woman he ho...
by Gerald Deutsch
March 1st, 2016, 6:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

BIG STOP Effect The walk around magician has just finished doing a coin effect for a group of people at a party. “Would you like to see a card trick I just learned?” he asks and the four men nod and one of the four women smile. The magician takes out a deck of cards. “Please take out a card,” the ma...
by Gerald Deutsch
March 1st, 2016, 6:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

Harry Lorayne’s The Magic Eraser As Perverse Magic The Magic Eraser, an effect of Harry Lorayne appears in “Reputation Makers” and “The Classic Collection Volume 2. The effect is that magician shows a deck of cards that is set up from ace to king of each suit. He turns the deck face down and asks a ...
by Gerald Deutsch
February 22nd, 2016, 9:53 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Long ago in NYC on Saturdays, with cups
Replies: 5
Views: 2386

Re: Long ago in NYC on Saturdays, with cups

We were talking about Reubens at our current Saturday meeting place Cafe Rustico this past Saturday and Wesley James and Sol Stone seemed to have the best memory. I think - though you should check with Wes or Sol - that the gentleman's name was Stanley but I am not sure and don't remember his last n...
by Gerald Deutsch
February 1st, 2016, 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

MERGER PART 2 – WITH COINS Effect 1 “So what did you learn being with the magicians this afternoon?” Kathy, Jack’s wife asked. Jack is a magician. “Magicians?” asked Sue. Sue is Kathy’s friend but she hadn’t met Jack. Nor had Jack nor Kathy ever met Bob, Sue’s husband. The women thought it would be ...
by Gerald Deutsch
February 1st, 2016, 7:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

“Now Look Here” – a great Perverse Magic candidate. I saw David Levitan, a fellow magician perform Chad Long’s “Now Look Here” and I immediately saw it as an effect that can be presented as Perverse Magic. Here’s my suggestion for such a presentation: The magician says he just bought a new trick and...
by Gerald Deutsch
January 6th, 2016, 11:15 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Coin Routines
Replies: 115
Views: 18640

Re: Favorite Coin Routines

I like Pete McCabe’s idea above of vanishing a borrowed quarter when someone asks the magician to do a trick. I do this as Perverse Magic. I borrow the quarter and say I will make it float and then I’m confused when the quarter vanishes. (With Perverse Magic what happens has to be stronger than what...
by Gerald Deutsch
January 6th, 2016, 11:01 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Slydini's Helicopter Card
Replies: 7
Views: 2276

Re: Slydini's Helicopter Card

On the Perverse Magic thread of this forum (September 1, 2011) I suggested ending this fine effect by having the selected signed card produced from my mouth.
by Gerald Deutsch
January 6th, 2016, 10:55 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need help with a card move
Replies: 15
Views: 3127

Re: Need help with a card move

Richard's suggestion seems the best.

If you're seated you can lap the top card and then add it to the bottom as you slide the packet off the table.
by Gerald Deutsch
January 1st, 2016, 6:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

NOW IT MATCHES – I DON’T UNDERSTAND!!! Effect “Show us a trick!” says the girl sitting at the table with her friends. He reaches into his pocket and removes two decks of cards, one red and one blue. He casually picks up the blue deck and puts it back on the table and then picks up the red deck. “The...
by Gerald Deutsch
December 1st, 2015, 6:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

IF YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT – USE SALT Effect “You know, if you women really want you lose weight you should use lots of salt.” Salt?” asked my wife’s friend sitting across from me at dinner. My wife shook her head. She knew what was coming. “Yeah. I don’t understand it but I read about it somewhere ...
by Gerald Deutsch
December 1st, 2015, 6:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Magic – Hector Mancha I’ve seen a video of Hector Mancha and it’s a delightful act! Not only his great skill but the music and his acting. His acting! Much Perverse Magic as what happens with the cards at times seems to confuse him. I said before on this thread: “I have long maintained that...
by Gerald Deutsch
November 1st, 2015, 6:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

Force Some Background I contributed this to Harry Lorayne’s Best Of Friends Volume III and, as Harry points out there, it was inspired by his routine “Foursome” in the Decksterity section of The Classic Collection. It’s presented here as an example of Perverse Magic. Effect 1 The magician asks a spe...
by Gerald Deutsch
October 27th, 2015, 9:37 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Harry Lorayne's JAW DROPPERS!
Replies: 12
Views: 3576

Re: Harry Lorayne's JAW DROPPERS!

I’ve always felt that if I get one effect out of a magic book it is a book worthwhile for me. Well, I only went through Jaw Droppers very quickly (I’m a bit like Harry that way – I expect I will be reading it more thoroughly later. ) and I found an effect that - well - I changed a bit to fit my pers...
by Gerald Deutsch
October 1st, 2015, 6:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

I’ll Make The Aces Turn Face Up Background I posted two “Perverse Cutting The Aces” effects on this thread , one last month and one on May 1, 2004. In both of these effects I try to get the four aces but, instead, I get four of the same indifferent cards (i.e. the four fives etc). This is a quick Pe...
by Gerald Deutsch
September 1st, 2015, 7:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

CUTTING THE ACES – 2 Background I posted a Perverse Magic Cutting The Aces on this thread above on May 1, 2004. This is another version based on Al Leech’s Ace Location in his “Manipulation With Leech” Effect 1 The magician removes the 4 aces from the deck and says he’s going to lose them into the d...
by Gerald Deutsch
August 1st, 2015, 6:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Benson Bowl Routine – Stand Up Way back on this thread – April 2, 2004 – I posted “The Sponge Ball- Cup Routine which I said was a combination of the ideas of Slydini, Roy Benson and Dr. Jaks. That routine was a ‘sit down’ routine involving “lapping”. Sometimes it’s not practical to be able...
by Gerald Deutsch
July 1st, 2015, 6:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Torn And Restored Card Effect 1 A card is selected and returned to the deck and the deck shuffled. Let’s say the selected card is the 2D. 2 The magician says he will find the card and drops the deck on the table and the KS turns face up. 3 “That wasn’t my card,’ says the spectator. “Oh what...
by Gerald Deutsch
June 9th, 2015, 7:32 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Coin Routines
Replies: 115
Views: 18640

Re: Favorite Coin Routines

Progressive Production is one of my favorite coin effects. A single coin becomes 2 then 3, then 4 and then 5. I have two different presentations which I posted on October 1, 2004 of the Perverse Magic thread of this forum. This effect by Bob Carver appears on page 377 of Bobo "The New Modern Co...
by Gerald Deutsch
June 1st, 2015, 8:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

Vanishing Things A “vanish” is one of the basic magic effects and, as my friend Sol Stone always said, it is stronger than a “production” and it is an ideal type of effect for “Perverse Magic”. In Perverse Magic I distinguish here between having something “vanish” (which falls into the 2nd classific...
by Gerald Deutsch
June 1st, 2015, 8:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

Quarter App Background On November 1, 2014 I posted “Oh You Have One Of These Pens” on this thread, the effect of which is that you pick up a spectator’s pen, pretend to examine it, pull off the cap, look at the cap and then shake it. A quarter drops out from the cap though the diameter is much smal...
by Gerald Deutsch
May 1st, 2015, 6:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

In The Card Box Effect 1 “Hey guys, I just learned a new trick,” says the magician as he pulls a deck of cards out of his pocket, removes the deck from the case and tosses the case on the table. 2 He approaches a girl and as he spreads the deck he tell her to take a card. She does. 3 He has her repl...
by Gerald Deutsch
April 1st, 2015, 6:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Quarter, Nickel and Penny The May 2000 issue of Genii was dedicated to the magic of Japan and on page 28 there’s an excellent effect by Tomoyuki Takahashi called Fading Coins. The effect lends itself for a presentation of the fifth category of Perverse Magic – the performer and the audience...
by Gerald Deutsch
April 1st, 2015, 6:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Magic - Some History I think I first became interested in Perverse Magic when I saw Roy Benson producing white billiard balls and when a red ball appeared he looked confused and looked in a book to try to understand what happened. I first learned the term “Perverse Magic” when reading Darie...
by Gerald Deutsch
April 1st, 2015, 6:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

Thank you Submariner. My purpose on this thread is to show how Perverse Magic can be used with so many effects to make the magic more entertaining. It can be used as an incident in a prepared magic presentation or as a quick interlude by itself. Back on this thread, in November of 2014, I posted , “...
by Gerald Deutsch
March 1st, 2015, 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

Mysterious Match Tony Mulle was one of the nicest of the people that met at Reuben’s before it closed and shortly before he died Tony taught me this which he told me it is based on an Al Leech effect. Wesley James, one of Tony’s very good friends, made some excellent suggestions to me that are incor...
by Gerald Deutsch
March 1st, 2015, 10:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 321
Views: 144752

Re: Perverse Magic

David Levitan David Levitan, the inventor of Gypsy Yo-Yo, is a professional magician who performs for various groups including adults, teen-agers etc. He and I belong to a club that has 10 magicians and we meet once a month. During a recent club meeting I performed an effect using Perverse Magic. Da...

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