Originally posted by olivermeech:
-Out To Lunch (inventor, date)
Max Maven posted the following information on the MagicTalk forum a number of years ago:The Out-to-Lunch Principle gets its name from a marketed trick devised by Clare Cummings and Bob Ellis in the mid-1940s.
The roots extend back much further, to seance gaffs of the 19th century. See, for example, "The Interrupted Flap" in _Spirit Slate Writing and Kindred Phenomena_ by William Robinson, 1898.
It has been commonly held by modern magic historians that the paper modification should be credited to Edward Bagshawe, used in "The Recurring Name" in _Twenty Magical Novelties_, 1930).
However, in 1994 I tracked down the existence of a prior source, Tom Bowyer's "A Message From Nowhere" in the April 1928 _Linking Ring_. And, in 1995, I found yet an earlier credit: William Larsen Sr., "Finger Prints" in the July 1923 _Sphinx_.
This historical information has appeared in print more than once, but few seem to notice, and fewer seem to care. And thus, magic continues to spin, an unknowing ouroboros.
The info can be found here: Magic Talk Archives -- Out to Lunch
-The Flushtration Count by Norm Houghton (book/magazine title, publisher, date, page)
Houghton published it in Ibidem #1, June 1955. The name, and it's association with Br. John Hamman, came from Hamman's marketed effect, "Flushtration" in 1969. In the Ibidem description, it was said to be an old principle, perhaps referring to the Hindu Shuffle, though that is unclear. The two are certainly related.
-David Regals effect using photograph(s) in Spectacle by Stephen Minch (date, publisher, trick name, page)
Spectacle was published in 1990 by L&L Publishing. The effect in question appears on pg 27 and is called "Baby Face". Thanks to Doug Atkinson for making this info available here: Magic Books Table of Contents
-The K.M. move (inventor, book/magazine title, date, publisher, page).
The 'K.M.' refers to Kardyro/Marlo, the two inventors of the move. It was published in 1962 in a booklet by Marlo. This info comes courtesy of Jim Molinari
-Merryls Knife Book (spelling of Merryl, publisher, date, page where he recommends doing the paddle move horizontally rather than vertically).
Merrill's Knife Book was published in 1981 by Robert Lee Jacobs. The Paddle Move is explained on pg. 8, but I can't say for certain what exactly he recommends there, as I don't have the book in front of me. Thanks again to Doug Atkinson.