Where can I learn this card trick?

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Postby Mallakite » 06/18/08 07:56 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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Postby Michael Close » 06/18/08 09:02 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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Postby Bob Farmer » 06/19/08 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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Postby Glenn Bishop » 06/19/08 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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Postby mrgoat » 06/19/08 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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Postby El Mystico » 06/19/08 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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Postby mrgoat » 06/19/08 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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Postby El Mystico » 06/19/08 01:26 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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Postby Bob Farmer » 06/19/08 03:30 PM

I am not a wag! I've been happily married to a woman for years.
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Postby Bob Postelnik » 06/19/08 03:37 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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Postby Glenn Bishop » 06/19/08 05:15 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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Postby El Mystico » 06/20/08 02:47 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:

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Old-fashioned a humorous or witty person [origin unknown]
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Postby mrgoat » 06/20/08 05:32 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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Postby mrgoat » 06/20/08 05:34 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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