Where can I learn this card trick?

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Where can I learn this card trick?

Postby Mallakite » June 18th, 2008, 7:56 pm

Hello, does anyone know where I can learn this card trick that Dai Vernon is doing in this picture? Thanks.

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Re: Where can I learn this card trick?

Postby Michael Close » June 18th, 2008, 9:02 pm

Judging from the other people at the table, I'm guessing that this is Criss Angel's method for the card rise.

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Re: Where can I learn this card trick?

Postby Bob Farmer » June 19th, 2008, 11:23 am

I disagree. First, that's not Dai Vernon in the photo, that's Dr. Hooker (he owned a nite club and had one table completely gimmicked just for this trick -- the two guys in the background were his secret assistants and were actually women dressed as men). Second, the Criss Angel method uses Criss Angel and he's nowhere to be seen in that photo.

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Re: Where can I learn this card trick?

Postby Glenn Bishop » June 19th, 2008, 11:38 am

In my opinion it is just a posed publicity picture - not a picture of a magician performing a magic trick.

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Re: Where can I learn this card trick?

Postby mrgoat » June 19th, 2008, 12:17 pm

It's in one of the inner secrets books, I don't have them to hand, so cannot find it for you. Someone else will know, when the wags stop posting about Dr Hooker etc.

From memory, the chapter is called 'hanging by a thread'.

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Re: Where can I learn this card trick?

Postby El Mystico » June 19th, 2008, 12:36 pm

Actually, as far as I know, Veernon never published a handling to produce this effect - certainly not in Inner Secrets.
The "wags" suggesting it is a publicity photo are probably on the mark, particularly since the woman is Vernon's wife.

i'm more interested in the man in the background picking his nose.

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Re: Where can I learn this card trick?

Postby mrgoat » June 19th, 2008, 12:40 pm

I wish I had it here. I am sure you are right, but I really seem to remember his rising card had one move where it floated right out of the deck like in this picture.

Clearly I am misremembering.

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Re: Where can I learn this card trick?

Postby El Mystico » June 19th, 2008, 1:26 pm

No, mrgoat - you are right and I apologise.
the card "leaves the pack and travels upwards to the right hand, which is now well above the pack".
The Rising Cards, Inner Secrets.

and i thought I knew my vernon.

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Re: Where can I learn this card trick?

Postby Bob Farmer » June 19th, 2008, 3:30 pm

I am not a wag! I've been happily married to a woman for years.

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Re: Where can I learn this card trick?

Postby Bob Postelnik » June 19th, 2008, 3:37 pm

I have it in Dai Vernon's "Inner Card Trilogy" in chapter three called Hanging by a Thread - the Rising Cards, page 27.
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Re: Where can I learn this card trick?

Postby Glenn Bishop » June 19th, 2008, 5:15 pm

El Mystico wrote:The "wags" suggesting it is a publicity photo are probably on the mark, particularly since the woman is Vernon's wife.

If I remember right Vernon did publish a method of the rising cards. But as I said this looks like a posed publicity shot and nothing to do with the rising cards that Vernon published.

I find it interesting that there are three cups on the table for the cups and balls and not enough room to do the trick - unless they clear away a few things off the table.

As for the name calling in the word "wags"???

Not worth my time to respond!

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Re: Where can I learn this card trick?

Postby El Mystico » June 20th, 2008, 2:47 am

I feel I have ground to make up with mrgoat...so, to be fair to him, while there are seveeral definitions of 'wag', I'm sure he didnt mean it in any derogatory sense; more as:

wag
Noun
Old-fashioned a humorous or witty person [origin unknown]

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Re: Where can I learn this card trick?

Postby mrgoat » June 20th, 2008, 5:32 am

Glenn Bishop wrote:As for the name calling in the word "wags"???

Not worth my time to respond!


Mr Bishop

Not sure what the word means in the States, but here in the UK it means:

wag
noun informal 1 a person fond of making jokes.

Clearly something lost in translation, but there was no insult intended, I assure you.

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Re: Where can I learn this card trick?

Postby mrgoat » June 20th, 2008, 5:34 am

El Mystico wrote:No, mrgoat - you are right and I apologise.
the card "leaves the pack and travels upwards to the right hand, which is now well above the pack".
The Rising Cards, Inner Secrets.

and i thought I knew my vernon.


No apology needed. Glad we got to the bottom of it.


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