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Re: Credits in Royal Road To Card Magic

You are right. Your translation is better.

I used Google because I'm lazy.
by Philippe Billot
05/26/15 04:43 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Credits in Royal Road To Card Magic
Replies: 25
Views: 3451

Re: Credits in Royal Road To Card Magic

This trick was explained in 1853 in Nouvelle Magie blanche dévoilée, page 65 under the title : Apprendre un tour à plusieurs personnes qui parviennent de suite à très bien le faire. Ensuite les empêcher de réussir ou les faire réussir à volonté bien qu'éloigné d'elles. Learn a trick to several peopl...
by Philippe Billot
05/26/15 03:16 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Credits in Royal Road To Card Magic
Replies: 25
Views: 3451

Re: The Mysterious Fulminations #54

Eh oui !

Thank you Joe
by Philippe Billot
05/23/15 07:40 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: The Mysterious Fulminations #54
Replies: 2
Views: 482

The Mysterious Fulminations #54

In Genii, Vol. 59, no. 6, april 1996, in the Table of contents, we can read : Page 494 Fumninations BUT if you go to this page, you see an add by Peter Pit and nowhere in the issue there is an article about Fulminations This was a Gary Ouellet's Column and theoretically it was the number 54. I know ...
by Philippe Billot
05/23/15 06:49 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: The Mysterious Fulminations #54
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: Richard's birthday?

To be "in-the-know", read each day MagicPedia

http://geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Richard_Kaufman
by Philippe Billot
05/19/15 07:00 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Richard's birthday?
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: The Ultimate Sphinx

In Les Tricheries des grecs dévoilées (Card Sharpers Exposed) published in 1861 by Robert-Houdin, after he explained the three card trick, concluded : "Cette tricherie ne se fait plus que dans les cabarets depuis que la police en a défendu l'exhibition sur la place publique." This little t...
by Philippe Billot
05/18/15 02:38 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Ultimate Sphinx
Replies: 30
Views: 2412

Re: The Ultimate Sphinx

In Magic No Mystery, published in 1876, we can read : THE THREE-CARD TRICK. We explain here one of those tricks of gamblers which, thoagh as old as cards themselves, deceives hundreds every week at race-courses, in hotels, &c. "A priori", it's not a trick for entertainment, it's "...
by Philippe Billot
05/17/15 07:08 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Ultimate Sphinx
Replies: 30
Views: 2412

Re: The Ultimate Sphinx

About the Three Card Monte, you write : "While I had no doubt that the three-card monte was alive and well as a scam in 1902, it was very surprising to me to learn that it was being performed as entertainment that early on. I wonder if someone can tell me of any earlier references to monte as a...
by Philippe Billot
05/17/15 03:16 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Ultimate Sphinx
Replies: 30
Views: 2412

Re: Ingagi

Thank you very much!

As Louis XIV said : "so you decided to come, did you ?"
by Philippe Billot
05/16/15 02:50 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ingagi
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: History of the "pocket dump" strategy?

Excerpt from Conjuring Credits : Gypsy or Hindu Thread Trick This very old trick, for which written explanations have been traced back to at least 1520 by William Kalush (his research as yet unpublished), can be found in both J. Prévost's La premiere partie des subtiles et plaisantes inventions 1584...
by Philippe Billot
05/02/15 06:04 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: History of the "pocket dump" strategy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1454

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Received in France saturday.
Thank you very much, Bob.
by Philippe Billot
04/26/15 03:47 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 403
Views: 69611

Re: Strange Coin Production

A little variant was explained by Bob Friedhoffer in Apocalypse, Vol. 11, no. 5 de mai 1988, page 1497 under the name Eerie Thing and his source is also Lou Lancaster.
by Philippe Billot
04/01/15 03:18 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Strange Coin Production
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Vertical overhand shuffle

In the Book Ein Spielkarten (1853) discovered by Reinhard Muller, in the section 3 on False Shuffles the deck is held "upright".
There is a picture of this but I don't know how to post it.
by Philippe Billot
03/20/15 05:56 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vertical overhand shuffle
Replies: 6
Views: 1827

Re: Was Vernon the First to Issue Lecture Notes?

In New Pentagram, Vol. 19, no. 10, December 1987; Peter Warlock writes : Ernest E. Noakes - 1873 - 1953. A most original magician seen in his many writings, most of all his book, 'Magical Originalities', this having a Preface by none other than John Nevil Maskelyne, who at all times recognised Noake...
by Philippe Billot
01/31/15 12:24 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Was Vernon the First to Issue Lecture Notes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1753

Re: Who invented the water in newspaper trick?

I don't know who is the creator but at the Austrian Congress of Magicians at Linz-on-the Danube, Oct. 29-30,

"Kurt Franklino, Vienna, offered a variety of small effects including a water in newspaper vanish and reproduction."

Source Tops December 1955
by Philippe Billot
12/28/14 06:14 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Who invented the water in newspaper trick?
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: faro shuffle

here http://magiki.wikispaces.com/Faro+Shuffle, there is a reference of a book from 1726 entitled Whole Art and Mystery of Modem Gaming but I can't cheek because I haven't this book.
by Philippe Billot
12/24/14 03:51 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: faro shuffle
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: Larry Jennings book

It seems to be a compilation of contributions and lecture notes from 60s and 70s but I don't know if it's official or pirated.
by Philippe Billot
12/22/14 08:50 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Larry Jennings book
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Bobby Bernard R.I.P.

Thank you, Matt.
by Philippe Billot
11/12/14 11:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bobby Bernard R.I.P.
Replies: 16
Views: 1942

Re: Bobby Bernard R.I.P.

The False Swing Cut described in Card College, Vol. 1, page 58 is generally attributed to Bobby Bernard but is there an explanation of this false cut described before 1996?
by Philippe Billot
11/12/14 08:49 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bobby Bernard R.I.P.
Replies: 16
Views: 1942

Re: The Secret Out

Here is the SYNOPSIS OF CONTENT In order to simplify the SECRET OUT, we have classified the Tricks in the following order: PART I. Tricks with Cards performed by Skilful Manipulation and Sleight of Hand. PART II. Tricks performed by the aid of Memory, Mental Calculation, and the Peculiar Arrangement...
by Philippe Billot
11/12/14 03:51 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Secret Out
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: Marlo variation on the Curry turn over change

Richard Kaufman wrote:The Curry Change was a backward step from an existing and much older gambler's switch.


Please, have you a reference for this old gambler's switch ?

Thanks in advance
by Philippe Billot
10/29/14 03:03 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo variation on the Curry turn over change
Replies: 12
Views: 1584

Re: Effect with socks by Alì Bongo?

Ten Socks in a Bag by Tomo Maeda was in Genii, Vol. 66, no. 7, July 2003, page 45.

Someone has found Ali Bongo Version ? If so when and where was it published ?

Thanks in advance.
by Philippe Billot
10/10/14 10:41 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Effect with socks by Alì Bongo?
Replies: 24
Views: 4377

Re: What the Name of this Card Principle?

OK

Merci beaucoup !
by Philippe Billot
09/30/14 05:30 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What the Name of this Card Principle?
Replies: 14
Views: 1934

Re: What the Name of this Card Principle?

Denis,

Can we say that the principle is described in The Magician's Own Book (1857), page 64 under the title To Ascertain the Number of Points on Three Unseen Cards ?

Henry Christ method would be an alternative.
by Philippe Billot
09/30/14 04:03 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What the Name of this Card Principle?
Replies: 14
Views: 1934

Re: What the Name of this Card Principle?

Hi Ray,

Is there a reference to a book relative to Wesley James' citation ?


Incidentally, Kunard's The Book of Card Tricks was first published in 1888.
by Philippe Billot
09/29/14 02:44 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What the Name of this Card Principle?
Replies: 14
Views: 1934

Re: What the Name of this Card Principle?

Thanks Denis
by Philippe Billot
09/29/14 10:25 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What the Name of this Card Principle?
Replies: 14
Views: 1934

Re: What the Name of this Card Principle?

Hi Denis,

In Count your Card by Annemann in The Book without a Name (1931) is the principe used ?

I know why I quote Hummer, it's because it seems to me that the principe is used in his trick Fantastric (1941).
by Philippe Billot
09/29/14 09:14 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What the Name of this Card Principle?
Replies: 14
Views: 1934

Re: What the Name of this Card Principle?

Yes, it's Henry Christ. Gardner confirm it in Mathematics, Magic and Mysteries published in 1956.
Now, how Kaplan learn the principe as he writes his book in 1948 and Scarne published Scarne on Card in 1950, it's another story...
by Philippe Billot
09/28/14 03:01 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What the Name of this Card Principle?
Replies: 14
Views: 1934

Re: What the Name of this Card Principle?

In The Fine Art of Magic (1948), Kaplan name it "Natural Card" but I think the principe was explained before by Charles Jordan or Bob Hummer.
If someone can confirm...
by Philippe Billot
09/28/14 01:17 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What the Name of this Card Principle?
Replies: 14
Views: 1934

Re: Vidéo tour de cartes: " Les as gangsters".

Don't worry, it's just a beginner who discovers hot water... He never heard about Henry Christ.
by Philippe Billot
09/19/14 04:36 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Vidéo tour de cartes: " Les as gangsters".
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: card on ceiling history ???????

He can't be because he was born circa 1690 and the book La Maison Académique was first published in 1654
by Philippe Billot
09/06/14 09:51 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: card on ceiling history ???????
Replies: 9
Views: 2513

Re: card on ceiling history ???????

Hi Edwin

In the version of 1702 that you can download at this adresse :

http://books.google.fr/books/about/La_M ... xAAAAAcAAJ
by Philippe Billot
09/06/14 03:25 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: card on ceiling history ???????
Replies: 9
Views: 2513

Re: card on ceiling history ???????

Thanks Erdnasephile for the reference of La Maison Académique. I found the trick page 161 under the title : Autre jeu pour faire tenir au plancher la carte qu'un de la compagnie aura songée. It's confusiong because the author use the word "plancher" for ceiling but the other side of the ro...
by Philippe Billot
09/05/14 08:38 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: card on ceiling history ???????
Replies: 9
Views: 2513

Re: card on ceiling history ???????

According to the Potter's Index, this trick was first described in Magic at Home by Ridgum Funnidos published in 1870. See here:

http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia ... ng_or_Wall

But I must confess that I haven't this book. If someone can check...
by Philippe Billot
09/05/14 03:20 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: card on ceiling history ???????
Replies: 9
Views: 2513

Re: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces

Back Flip was first described in Epilogue, Vol. 1, no. 19, november 1973.
by Philippe Billot
09/04/14 08:08 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces
Replies: 14
Views: 2633

Re: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces

As Marlo did not write he has created the concept, I have written that he USED it and I don't know any reference before. About The Hamman Twist, here is the excerpt from Good Turns : This effect is Hamman's treatment of “Twisting The Aces” and its exact date of origin is unknown, although it appears...
by Philippe Billot
09/04/14 07:19 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces
Replies: 14
Views: 2633

Re: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces

Good Turns 2.0 is available at Lybrary.com
by Philippe Billot
09/04/14 05:52 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces
Replies: 14
Views: 2633

Re: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces

Packet Tricks by Jerry Mentzer was published in 1982 but the concept of an extra card for a reverse of any card in a packet was used by Marlo in The Linking Ring, Vol. 43, no. 9, September 1963 in his trick Touch Turn.
by Philippe Billot
09/04/14 03:33 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces
Replies: 14
Views: 2633

Re: Plus Secrets Secrets, Daniel Rhod

Private joke:

As said Vincent Pourcent:(cf. Achille Talon) "objet rare et cher".
by Philippe Billot
07/09/14 06:04 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Plus Secrets Secrets, Daniel Rhod
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: Reference Request: Jerry Andrus' French Drop technique?

It's in More Sleightly Slanted (1977), page 21 under the name Coin Go but it's not really a new variante of the French Drop.
by Philippe Billot
07/09/14 03:25 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Reference Request: Jerry Andrus' French Drop technique?
Replies: 4
Views: 909
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