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by Philippe Billot
January 5th, 2017, 4:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!
Replies: 24
Views: 1603

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: 418

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: 660

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: 400

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: 401

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: 771

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: 2368

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: 2368

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: 697

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: 11881

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: 11881

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: 2855

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: 2268

Re: Early Assembly

Isn't it The Roger Crosthwhaite's version of Real Gone Aces ?
by Philippe Billot
August 5th, 2016, 4:37 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Early Assembly
Replies: 7
Views: 2268

Re: Early Assembly

No Early Assembly in GENII, MAGIC and Ask Alexander!

Do you remember the contributor/creator?

Are you sure the adjective that precedes Assembly?
by Philippe Billot
July 29th, 2016, 4:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tony Lackner - Tai Ginseng
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Re: Tony Lackner - Tai Ginseng

Thank you, Mr Gardner !
by Philippe Billot
July 25th, 2016, 4:22 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: milk pitcher principle
Replies: 9
Views: 2155

Re: milk pitcher principle

You can see informations here : http://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php?title=Milk_Pitcher But I remember another source in Original Magical Creations by Stanley Collins published in 1915. See The Filtering Ink Experiment. See also here : http://www.conjuringcredits.com/doku.php?id=misc:milk_pitcher
by Philippe Billot
July 22nd, 2016, 2:15 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: U.F. Grant / The Brassiere Trick
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Re: U.F. Grant / The Brassiere Trick

It seems that the first ad of the trick Startling Brassiere Trick by U.F. Grant appears in 1944.
by Philippe Billot
July 13th, 2016, 8:25 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: "Thoughts of Tom Jacobsen" Life Savers
Replies: 11
Views: 2144

Re: "Thoughts of Tom Jacobsen" Life Savers

"I think he should put a sock in it"

Thank you, Performer, I discover this expression...
by Philippe Billot
July 13th, 2016, 2:51 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: "Thoughts of Tom Jacobsen" Life Savers
Replies: 11
Views: 2144

Re: "Thoughts of Tom Jacobsen" Life Savers

And now the magician has to PROVE that the sock which traveled is the SAME as Marlo did with a card in his variante of The PIano Trick.

Enjoy!
by Philippe Billot
June 25th, 2016, 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On Crediting in Magic, Bill Goodwin, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Re: On Crediting in Magic, Bill Goodwin, etc.

Thank you to remember me your Parade in The Linking Ring, Mr. John Hostler. (Vol. 67, no 7, July 1987)
I read it and it's very good. As we say in French : "rien que du bon"
by Philippe Billot
June 23rd, 2016, 11:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic in the Mission:Impossible TV Series
Replies: 8
Views: 1470

Re: Magic in the Mission:Impossible TV Series

I remember an episode in which all the cards are blank and they can "project (?)" every card or change every card but there is a pseudo explanation
by Philippe Billot
June 23rd, 2016, 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Joy of Slum Magic
Replies: 56
Views: 8019

Re: The Joy of Slum Magic

There is an old trick taught in Ed Marlo's Arcade Dreams (written by Jon Racherbaumer) which I have never seen for sale. I don't have the book in front of me - but it sort of combined the Buddha Papers with the Princess Card Trick principle. Such that a card thought of would disappear and then reap...
by Philippe Billot
June 7th, 2016, 6:41 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: UNUSUAL OUT OF THIS WORLD
Replies: 47
Views: 11653

Re: UNUSUAL OUT OF THIS WORLD

An unusual Out Of This World?

World Class by J.K Hartman, Card Craft, page 386, 1991.

An unusual METHOD?

Subconscious by Ed Marlo, The Gen, no 3, sept 1959, page 82.

It seems that Robert Harbin had a method but I can't find it. Who know where it was published?

Thank in advance.
by Philippe Billot
April 22nd, 2016, 5:23 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Let's Discuss Ed Massey's Ribbon Fantastique & Other Versions
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: Let's Discuss Ed Massey's Ribbon Fantastique & Other Versions

Send me an email at trantor1950@noos.fr and I'll send you the file because I don't know how to do directly.
by Philippe Billot
April 22nd, 2016, 12:42 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Let's Discuss Ed Massey's Ribbon Fantastique & Other Versions
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: Let's Discuss Ed Massey's Ribbon Fantastique & Other Versions

Is the principle used in The Marvelous Blocks by Ed Massey described in The Sphinx, Vol. 46, no 1, March 1947 the same as in Ribbon Fantastique ?
by Philippe Billot
April 8th, 2016, 4:01 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 15
Views: 7500

Re: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick

You can find Ken Brooke's The Dutch Looper explained by Lewis Ganson in The Gen, Vol. 13, no 11, March 1958, page 325.
by Philippe Billot
March 27th, 2016, 4:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magical effect just after splitting
Replies: 6
Views: 1689

Re: Magical effect just after splitting

The most popular is Splitting the Arrow by Robin Hood but I'm not sure it's a magic trick !
by Philippe Billot
March 25th, 2016, 10:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A novel ring trick from 1893
Replies: 7
Views: 2171

Re: A novel ring trick from 1893

This trick (or puzzle) was also described in 1873 in the book What Shall We Do Tonight by Leger D. Mayne (Legerdemain), page 95 under the title The Mysterious Release.
by Philippe Billot
February 23rd, 2016, 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: help finding a trick/instructions for a trick
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

Re: help finding a trick/instructions for a trick

If the trick is from Sam Schwartz and was first marketed in 1973, you can find the explanation in the book Sam's The Magic of Sam Schwartz published in 2003 and written by Allen Zingg.
by Philippe Billot
February 20th, 2016, 4:29 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: And the 2016 equivalent would be ... ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1261

Re: And the 2016 equivalent would be ... ?

Bravo! Good memory. "A week ago I was up in the library playing chess with Ray Grismer when Bill Larsen walked in and asked me to go with him to one of the dining rooms to meet some friends. When I walked into the room there seated at a table were Johnny Carson, Dick Cavett, and Orson Welles. J...
by Philippe Billot
February 10th, 2016, 3:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past
Replies: 62
Views: 12448

Re: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past

"Another is 'Impossible Penetration'. Although I am not sure who to credit for this trick?"


There is an Ad for this trick in The Linking Ring, Vol. 67, no 1, January 1987, page 6. It's credited to Clarence Miller
by Philippe Billot
January 30th, 2016, 12:07 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Quiz of the day
Replies: 7
Views: 2035

Re: Quiz of the day

"Au temps pour moi", Jean-Jacques, it's Moonraker.

I made a confusion because in Goldfinger, there is also trickery with cards in the game of canasta.

In Moonraker, it's the game of Bridge.
by Philippe Billot
January 30th, 2016, 11:03 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Quiz of the day
Replies: 7
Views: 2035

Re: Quiz of the day

A funny thing. When the french translator has to translate : "he practised the vital Mechanic’s Grip", as he doesn't know what is a Mechanic Grip, translate by "la prise du mécanicien" instead of "la tenue mécanique". I was very young when I read that but I remember it ...
by Philippe Billot
January 27th, 2016, 4:30 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Review of Card Craft?
Replies: 9
Views: 3383

Re: Review of Card Craft?

Reviewed by T.A. Waters in Genii, Vol. 55, No 6, april 1992, page 418
by Philippe Billot
December 27th, 2015, 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mind, Myth & Magick by T.A. Waters
Replies: 3
Views: 991

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

This book has 800 pages because it's a compilation of 21 booklets : NEW THOUGHTS FOR OLD - 1979 CERBERUS - 1981 TRIONIC - 1981 OMNIMANCY - 1981 PSYCHOMETRY - 1981 SCRYPT - 1981 DECKALOGUE - 1982 GRYMWYR - 1982 OCTASM - 1982 MINDSCRIPT 1 - 1983 MINDSCRIPT 2 - 1983 MINDSCRIPT 3 - 1983 PSYCHL - 1983 CA...
by Philippe Billot
December 3rd, 2015, 3:07 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Origin of the Slot Coin Box?
Replies: 9
Views: 2265

Re: Origin of the Slot Coin Box?

The Shamrock Cup appears in 1995.

The trick with the longer tube seems to come from Holland (as said in Conjuring Credits) and in France some magicians remember that this tube comes from Holland but don't remember the name of the trick nor the year.
by Philippe Billot
December 2nd, 2015, 4:15 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Origin of the Slot Coin Box?
Replies: 9
Views: 2265

Re: Origin of the Slot Coin Box?

Here is a reference.

http://www.conjuringcredits.com/doku.ph ... t_coin_box

David applied the principle for an Okito box but it seems that George Blacke marketed a trick in 1949 entitled Super Pass Coins but I'm not sure 100%.

If you can contact a collector...
by Philippe Billot
December 1st, 2015, 2:19 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: MacDonald's Aces Handlings
Replies: 52
Views: 11956

Re: MacDonald's Aces Handlings

Thank for this reference.

There is also Marlo's Aces in New Tops, Vol. 5, december 1965 in which you can show face AND back of the Aces but no Poker theme.
by Philippe Billot
November 30th, 2015, 1:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: MacDonald's Aces Handlings
Replies: 52
Views: 11956

Re: MacDonald's Aces Handlings

Four players and five cards each

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