Paul Curry Effect....

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Adrian Kuiper
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Paul Curry Effect....

Postby Adrian Kuiper » November 19th, 2005, 1:52 pm

In the book Paul Curry Presents, he included a routine called, I think, A Swindle of Sorts. (Please don't hold me to the title.) I recall the routine, but I can't recall the mechanics of it.

Does anyone have a copy of the book (pamphlet, actually) they'd be willing to sell me OR does that routine appear anywhere else in print. If I recall correctly ( I really should start using IIRC since, at my age I'm using that darn phrase more and more) the pamphlet had a red cover.

Sorry for the sketchy details, but thats about all I can remember.

Thanks for any help...

Adrian

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Re: Paul Curry Effect....

Postby John LeBlanc » November 19th, 2005, 2:10 pm

It is called "A Swindle of Sorts" and you'll find that in Paul's book, "Worlds Beyond."

By the way, instead of looking through my library to fond the answer, I cheated and here's where: http://themagicfiles.com/contents.php?id=31

John
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Re: Paul Curry Effect....

Postby Adrian Kuiper » November 19th, 2005, 2:16 pm

Thanks John....I now have a NEW question:

(Said he laughingly...)

"Does anyone wish to part with a copy of "Worlds Beyond"?????

Thanks...
Adrian

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Re: Paul Curry Effect....

Postby Guest » November 20th, 2005, 10:36 am

Adrian,

The Paul Curry Presents is a 107 page book (with a red cover) and "A Swindle of Sorts" is on page 7. First printing was June 1974.

Herb Zarrow also has a nice version of this trick in print.

Sorry, but I am not interested in selling.

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Re: Paul Curry Effect....

Postby Adrian Kuiper » November 20th, 2005, 1:56 pm

Thanks for the info....

Where was Herb's effect published?

Adrian

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Re: Paul Curry Effect....

Postby Guest » November 21st, 2005, 1:41 am

Swindle Mates in Epilogue #21...page 196.

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Re: Paul Curry Effect....

Postby Adrian Kuiper » November 21st, 2005, 6:20 am

Thanks Gary....

Adrian

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Re: Paul Curry Effect....

Postby Fred Zimmerman » November 21st, 2005, 12:21 pm

And to stir the waters a little more, Bruce Berstein has some interesting work on it one of his lecture notes. The name of the notes escapes me, but if he lectures in your area, look him up and I'm sure he'll oblige by selling you the notes.

Fred Zimmerman

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Re: Paul Curry Effect....

Postby Edwin Corrie » November 21st, 2005, 12:37 pm

There are also a couple of effects using the same idea in Paul Curry's "Special Effects", which are not included in "Worlds Beyond". Unfortunately "Special Effects" seems to be equally hard to find.

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Re: Paul Curry Effect....

Postby John LeBlanc » November 21st, 2005, 1:02 pm

Originally posted by Edwin Corrie:
There are also a couple of effects using the same idea in Paul Curry's "Special Effects", which are not included in "Worlds Beyond". Unfortunately "Special Effects" seems to be equally hard to find.
"Special Effects" was the first thing I ever purchased with Curry's name on it. It remains one of my favorite books in magic.

John
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Re: Paul Curry Effect....

Postby Tom Dobrowolski » November 21st, 2005, 1:06 pm

Originally posted by Fred Zimmerman:
And to stir the waters a little more, Bruce Berstein has some interesting work on it one of his lecture notes. The name of the notes escapes me, but if he lectures in your area, look him up and I'm sure he'll oblige by selling you the notes.

Fred Zimmerman
Fred (and all):

It's in his "3" manuscript. It is great !!!
And if you haven't seen him lecture yet book him for a lecture.It's a great lecture.


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