Originally posted by MartinJ:
No one does it any longer; it is not "NEW" and as Bob Longe points out is is a bit too long, but Out of This World has often been considered, hands down, the greatest card trick ever.
I still perform this all the time, somtimes multiple times to the same audience, and I have always got an incredible reaction. I use the original Curry version, with all of his subtle touches and although I have looked at other versions, for me the original is perfect. It is easily my most favorite card trick. I use it impromptu with a borrowed deck, and have never found the audience getting bored with it. In fact, it is my most frequetly requested trick.
There is a great account of it being performed to Winston Churchill 6 times in a row in Paul Curry\'s Book Magician\'s Magic
. You can find it in other books too. The first book I read it in is Paul Clive\'s Card Tricks Without Skill (of sleight of hand)