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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: 396

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: 640

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: 1462

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: 1462

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: 1014

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: 1122

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: 3700

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: 1578

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: 1578

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: 1578

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: 1578

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: 1578

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: 1578

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: 1578

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: 416

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: 1644

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: 1644

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: 1644

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: 1644

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: 12
Views: 1183

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: 12
Views: 1183

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: 12
Views: 1183

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: 12
Views: 1183

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: 854

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: 786

Re: Marlo Switchless Switch

There is also a variant in Card Finesse II by Jon Racherbaumer - 1992. See Nominal Switchless Switch Unload, page 144.
And in Marlo's Magazine, Vol. 4 (1980). See O.K. - Let's Play, page 278.
by Philippe Billot
07/06/14 05:29 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo Switchless Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: Marlo Switchless Switch

First described in Ireland's Card Annual 1956.

Send me a mail at trantor1950@noos.fr
by Philippe Billot
07/05/14 03:33 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo Switchless Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: Inventor of this old trick? - Tube magic

by Philippe Billot
07/03/14 02:05 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Inventor of this old trick? - Tube magic
Replies: 13
Views: 1471

Re: Help in selecting a trick for my class

See Marconick's Original Magic, page 94, Ball Production and Colour Change with Cup.
by Philippe Billot
06/03/14 07:07 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Help in selecting a trick for my class
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: Ricky Jay on The Tonight Show March 31

by Philippe Billot
04/05/14 05:06 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay on The Tonight Show March 31
Replies: 52
Views: 5766

Re: Erdnase Hoffmann connection

Tricks with Cards by Professor Hoffmann is THIS book :

http://archive.denisbehr.de/show.php?book=451
by Philippe Billot
12/29/13 03:08 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Erdnase Hoffmann connection
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: Looking for Same-both-sides deck

if you want to choose the faked cards you need, try here:

http://www.card-shark.de/
by Philippe Billot
12/13/13 03:38 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for Same-both-sides deck
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Re: Is

Sympathetic Suit by Herbert Milton was described in The Jinx no. 53, February 1939, page 380.

Marlo described his first version in The Cardician (1953) under the title Impromptu Leipzig.
by Philippe Billot
12/02/13 03:33 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Is "The Sympathetic Clubs" stolen?
Replies: 35
Views: 3613

Re: one-handed shuffle

In Potter's Index, there is apparently a one hand shuffle in The Card Expert (1938) by Lynn Searles, page 28.

As I haven't this book, I can't garantee if it's a real one hand shuffle or a one hand multiple cut. Who can check ?
by Philippe Billot
09/24/13 05:57 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: one-handed shuffle
Replies: 13
Views: 1666

Re: one-handed shuffle

See Hugard Magic Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 7, december 1945, page 175
by Philippe Billot
09/24/13 02:31 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: one-handed shuffle
Replies: 13
Views: 1666

Re: Oil and water question

Jose Caroll's Oil and Water in a Wine Glass is a good (vertical) routine but it's not an odd-backed oil and water, it has an "evaporated water" for the climax.
by Philippe Billot
01/17/13 11:34 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Oil and water question
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: Oil and water question

See The Second B and R Routine by Marlo, page 292 in Ibidem no. 15, december 1958.
by Philippe Billot
01/16/13 10:51 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Oil and water question
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: Alternatives for Marlo's Quick 3-Way sequence

by Philippe Billot
08/19/12 02:30 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alternatives for Marlo's Quick 3-Way sequence
Replies: 30
Views: 3068

Re: Roberto Giobbi Genii Session

Roberto's first column was?... IN jANUARY 2002
by Philippe Billot
05/12/12 11:16 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Roberto Giobbi Genii Session
Replies: 24
Views: 9030

Re: The “Pseudo Center Deal,” Roger Curzon, and Peter Kane

Richard Kaufman wrote:I hate to disagree with Dustin, but it's just a lack of research that causes the error. There is clear printed precedent, and that's the end of it.


See, for instance, Cheating at Cheating: Middle Deal by Howard Lyons in Ibidem no. 1, June 1955.
by Philippe Billot
04/17/12 05:37 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The “Pseudo Center Deal,” Roger Curzon, and Peter Kane
Replies: 4
Views: 1464
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