Richard, I have done specific research on this. As the story cropped up after both Cardini and The Professor were gone, I was obviously unable to ask either of them, but I have spoken to people who were friends with both and actively part of the New York scene at the time.Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
It is my understanding that Cardini taught his "Linking Ring" routine to Vernon in the basement of the Cardinis' house.
A sort review of the third volume of the Revelations videotapes (about 30:00 in) will answer that question.I have a COPY of a letter written by Silent Mora regarding the use of a net to perform the small ball routine. Many people credit Vernon with the idea for using a net. Mora wrote that he was given the idea by a stage technician. Mora then started using the net. It was not his idea, but he became associated with it. In THE VERNON BOOK OF MAGIC, Ganson writes (p. 61): "Incidentally, the idea for using a net is Dai Vernon's own."
Did Vernon tell Ganson this?
Did Ganson misunderstand or misinterpret?Who knows?
The researcher cannot query Ganson or Vernon today.
They can only read the Silent Mora letter (if they have a copy) and THE VERNON BOOK OF MAGIC and then wonder?
Interesting thought. I'm not certain when he first started performing this, however there are other related effects that popped up while he was alive, so without further evidence, it's hard to say. You may wish to check out Wesley James' "Enchantments" for some of these credits. See the introduction to "Wishuffle".Originally posted by Ryan Matney:
Just a guess, but did triumph originate with the gaffed version performed by Leipzig?
Dear Nathan,Originally posted by Nathan Coe Marsh:
enjoyed your post...a quick correction..."The Travelers: A Lesson in Misdirection" is the Vernon routine..."Open Travelers" is a routine by Larry Jennings...
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the method Ammar uses looks to be Carmen D'Amico's variation on the Vernon shift (which is taught in Ed Marlo's Revolutionary Card Technique. I'll let you find the chapter ;) ) As far as I know, the method in The Stars of Magic is pretty much the same as all the other written descriptions of the move. Perhaps Vernon just didn't recognize that variation when Ammar performed it in the Revelations tape. Or maybe there's more to it than is in print...The description of the multiple shift in Stars of Magic is incorrect and incomplete...
Take a look at the illustration. What isn't made clear, I think -- based on my interpretation of the move, is that the left second finger and thumb must both be above the highest ace and that the lower talon is being pulled free of the aces as the Aces are being pushed flush with the upper talon.The left index finger pushes the Aces flush into the deck and simultaneously the right thumb and second finger undercuts all the cards except a few cards on the face of the pack. (emphasis mine)
Any thoughts on pretending to have a peanut allergy and finding peanuts all over the place?Originally posted by Gerald Deutsch:
My favorite Vernon effect is "The Unlimited Coinage of Silver" from the Dai Vernon Book of Magic.
It's a wonderful example of Perverse Magic....
The trick now known as Triumph originated with Sid Lorraine. His trick, which included the first description of the Slop Shuffle, was published in 1937 in Subtle Problems You Will Do by Stewart Judah and John Braun. A more popular source is The Royal Road to Card Magic by Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue. Lorraines trick was republished in that book as A Tipsy Trick.Originally posted by El Mystico:
where did the Triumph effect originate?