In regards to Malinis trick, Mr. Ben rejects Vernons method for the trick and proposes that Edward Victor's method as Malini method.
Truthfuly, I do not think Malini was using a pin. Also, Vernon should had paid attention to this fact if this was the method involved.
In my humble opinion, Malinis TRUE method is found in Greater Magic,pag. 762. The method described VERY CLOSELY resembles the Vernon description.
Also, although no explicit mention is made to Malini, the author of GM writes as follows in "Presentation of the Trick": "This is a matter of personal showmanship. In the hands of one man it will be a miracle, while another may only arouse mild curiosity with it".
IMO, this is a hint to Malini.
Also, an additional proof that my theory is correct is that in the next page of GM is a method for levitating 2 cigars.
Thanks for the Malini article, it's superb. I was upset for around a complete week when I red about Malini's low moral standards in the latter part of his life.