Phone Effects

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Postby Guest » 03/09/02 06:28 PM

Dear guys,
Im looking for sources for advanced phone tricks, again the key word is ADVANCED.

Im already using ideas by: Banachek, Himber,
Walsh, J.G.Thompson, Miller, Baker, Annemann... and many others.

Any kind of information on this subject
will be great.
thanks in advance,
Yaniv Deautsch.
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Postby Andy Hurst » 03/09/02 06:53 PM

There's a couple of nice ones in Peter Duffies book "Deck-Direct". He has it available in e-book format for $12 at:

NeoTronic - Ebooks by Peter Duffie

Hope this helps.

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Postby Guest » 03/09/02 08:48 PM

The item called "Thoughts from Afar" in the new book, "Paul Curry: World's Beyond" is extremely clever and certainly strikes me as advanced, although others on this board are better judges of that.
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Postby Ed Oschmann » 03/10/02 06:23 AM

As I went to get the Curry book Ralph posted the exact idea. I concur, though I haven't tried it yet, 'Thoughts from Afar' appears to be unfathonable. Very sophisticated, but easy in performance.
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Postby Denis Behr » 03/10/02 10:58 AM

Actually I would prefer to keep this to myself, but the best Phone Effects I know of are found in "Person to Person" by Lewis Jones. Brilliant!!
The first section covers "Solo" Phone Magic (you are calling someone and perform magic over the telephone), the second section covers "Duo" Phone Magic (performer and medium kind) with the following 4 restrictions in every item: No forcing ever - medium's name and phone number are displayed before the trick begins - phone calls can be made by any spectator, never the performer - no instructions whatsoever for the spectator on the phone.
Sounds interesting? It is...

Denis (...and sorry for the English)
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Postby Guest » 03/10/02 01:47 PM

Page 115 of "Kort" has one of the most brilliant "phone/card" effects, simple, direct and has a huge impact on your audience.

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Postby Guest » 03/10/02 04:55 PM

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Well, here is a list of most phone effects I know:

Lewis Jones-Person to Person
Al Mann-Phantom voices
Psi Clone
Six Columns
Banachek-
Radio Magic
Psychological Subtleties
Karl Fulve-Self Working Card Tricks:
Long Distance 71-72 Audley Walsh
The Phone Miracle 72-73 J.G.Thompson
Self Working Mental Magic:
The Faraday cage 106-108
Tele-Poker 11-13 Jack Miller
The Jinx:
The Unknown Subject 47 Annemann
Publicity Stunt 53 Annemann
On The Wire 137-138 Annemann
Wired Thought 201-202 Annemann
Operator Calling 220 Harris Solomon
Phoned Thots 478 Orville Meyer
Right Number 421 Kent Arthur
Weird Wire 557-559 Annemann
Forty Nine 513+524 Chas.T.Jordan
Anemann-Sh-h-h! Its A secret:
Call Me Up Sometime 4-6
The Bell Mystery 44-45
The Magic Of Milt Kort:
Svengali of The Phone Line
Ted Lesley-Paramiracles:
Medium in Your Pocket 42-45
T.A.Waters-Mind,Myth and Magick:
Zodiaxis 265-268
Zodiaccent 600-601
Tony Cordina-13 Steps to mentalism:
Across The Void 327-329 Paul Marcus
Eddie Fields-The Greatful Dodges Of Eddie Fields:
Silent Transmission Telephone Mystery 68-69
Tell a Phony 111-112
Paul Harris-The Art Of Astonishment:
411 277-279 Gregory Wilson
Encyclopdia of card Tricks:
Number Please 325-326 Audley Walsh
326-327 Al Baker
Phil Goldstein-Doth:
Telephone Bonsai 4-5
Numpersone 12-13
Massage Units 13-14
Thabbatical:
Contimental 3-5
Greater Magic:
The Impossible Location 269 George G.Kaplan
The Telephone Trick 566 William H McCaffrey
Barrie Richardson-Theater of the Mind:
Little Jackpot Coins 177
Terry Rogers:
Dollar Con
Bill Goldman:
Mental Yarn
Al Smith:
Cadioz Effect
Lee Earle:
Quintuple
Paul Cummins:
Phone Home
Roy Johnson:
Dialmite
Steinmeyer:
Nine Card Problem
David Regal:
Mind On Line
Dan Harlan Aarron Fisher
Play Dough
Rafael Benatar:
Sleight Of Phone

Anyone has anything else to add to my knowledge?...
hope this helps,
Yaniv Deautsch
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Postby Guest » 03/10/02 11:18 PM

Great list Yaniv!

Add:
Magic and Showmanship- Henning Nelms
Dial Information- Page 7
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Postby Guest » 03/11/02 08:55 AM

How about David Solomon's 7 card version of the 9-card Trick in Solomon's Mind.
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Postby Bill McFadden » 03/11/02 10:22 AM

The most "advanced" aspect of this effect is that it uses cell phones: "Cellular Thinking," published in "Ellis in Wonderland" by Tim Ellis & Sue Anne Webster.
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Postby Guest » 03/11/02 11:03 AM

Actually, that brings up a question. Have any traditional phone effects become less mystifying because audience members assume (wrongly but credibly) that the mechanism involves an assistant on the premises with a cell phone?

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Postby John Pezzullo » 03/13/02 02:17 AM

Yaniv,

Here's two more to add to your list:

"Telephone Line" (Electric Light Orchestra)
"Hanging On The Telephone" (Blondie)

Regards,


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Postby Richard Kaufman » 03/13/02 10:34 AM

Okay you smarties: who invented the telephone effect?
John Northern Hilliard in, I believe, 1898.
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Postby Guest » 03/13/02 11:27 AM

Okay you smarties: who invented the telephone effect?
John Northern Hilliard in, I believe, 1898

Actually, Richard, I believe it was Alexander Graham Bell.

After filing the patent on March 7, 1876, he performed his first effect five days later on March 12. His patter went "Mr. Watson -- Come here -- I want to see you."

Ain't crediting a bitch?

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Postby Guest » 03/18/02 08:09 AM

I recommend the lecture notes of Sue-Anne Webster and Tim Ellis " Ellis in Wonderland ". There you also find "Cellular Thinking", a trick they describe as follows:
"Two person mind-reading with a gimmick you already own, but never use." ;)

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Postby El Mystico » 03/18/02 11:55 AM

Well, purely for completeness you should probably add "Sign of Five" marketed about ten years ago by (ahem!) myself - using an approach later used (independently) by Alex Elmsley in his brilliant Mouse Magic - the idea garnered praise from the likes of Martin Gardner, Paul Daniels and Stephen Fry (yes, the actor).
Sorry, this sounds like a huge plug, but it isn't meant to be - I'm not sure I've got any left. But I was kind of proud of the idea and I'd hate for it to be completely forgotten!
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Postby Guest » 03/23/02 02:29 PM

Actually, Richard, I believe it was Alexander Graham Bell.
After filing the patent on March 7, 1876, he performed his first effect five days later on March 12. His patter went "Mr. Watson -- Come here -- I want to see you."


Actually, the telephone was invented by an Australian in 1872. Alexander Graham Bell came up with the idea of TWO telephones. :D
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Postby Guest » 03/23/02 06:00 PM

Actually, the telephone was invented by an Australian in 1872. Alexander Graham Bell came up with the idea of TWO telephones.


As I used to live in Australia, I recognize this as a great example of their self-deprecating humor. Or at least I hope so.

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Postby flynn » 01/10/09 09:54 PM

A VERY GOOD INFORMATIVE THREAD!
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