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by Denis Behr
November 8th, 2019, 3:59 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Card Ending
Replies: 73
Views: 5881

Re: Ambitious Card Ending

That claim comes, I believe, from Paul Chosse, who wrote it on TheMagicCafe. See here: https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/vie ... ic=27897#8
by Denis Behr
October 24th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The place of Edward Victor in magic history
Replies: 22
Views: 1760

Re: The place of Edward Victor in magic history

E. Victor also apparently created the "Multiple Selections Card Routine": having 8 cards selected and reproduced. https://www.conjuringcredits.com/doku.php?id=cards:multiple_card_revelation Interesting. You may consider adding the reference I mentioned; it's in Gibeciere I was looking for...
by Denis Behr
October 23rd, 2019, 1:53 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The place of Edward Victor in magic history
Replies: 22
Views: 1760

Re: The place of Edward Victor in magic history

Grippo's Wish wrote:E. Victor also apparently created the "Multiple Selections Card Routine": having 8 cards selected and reproduced.

https://www.conjuringcredits.com/doku.p ... revelation
by Denis Behr
September 27th, 2019, 5:17 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: El Manuscrito in English
Replies: 10
Views: 6209

Re: El Manuscrito in English

Carroll's presentation has always been my favorite version of the Eleven Card Trick. It's the only one I tried out. It has so many funny moments! I've seen performances videos of it, but I don't think that one was among them, so thanks for the link.
by Denis Behr
September 12th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 67
Views: 6484

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

The cards are reproduced in Gibecière. The back design has a pattern and is not blank.
by Denis Behr
September 11th, 2019, 2:39 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 67
Views: 6484

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

For a fascinating 1623 source for double backers, see the Reinhard Müller discovery in the recent issue of Gibecière . Any chance you could mention what the source is? The article is called "The Ausburg All-Backs". Should that be Augsburg? Either way, it sounds German, and I don't know of...
by Denis Behr
September 10th, 2019, 2:31 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 67
Views: 6484

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

Indeed, but considering the context and the other gaffed cards it was found with, I estimate the chances of it being "just a misprinted card" to be about 0.5%.
by Denis Behr
September 9th, 2019, 2:33 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 67
Views: 6484

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

Richard Kaufman wrote:His Two Card Monte and Inverto are the first uses of the card since Hofzinser half a century earlier.

For a fascinating 1623 source for double backers, see the Reinhard Müller discovery in the recent issue of Gibecière.
by Denis Behr
August 22nd, 2019, 2:55 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who invented this control?
Replies: 13
Views: 1571

Re: Who invented this control?

("Floating Key Card", "Sunken Key Card", "Distant Key Card" - If there is any agreed-upon distinction, I am not aware of it.)
by Denis Behr
July 23rd, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 147
Views: 13954

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

"I don't like exposures, But I don't like the cry baby attitudes of some of my screeching friends. So for heaven's sake, let's be a little more mannish about such stuff."
— Charlie Miller, Genii
by Denis Behr
July 5th, 2019, 2:58 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Floating Aces - Cervon
Replies: 19
Views: 2499

Re: Floating Aces - Cervon

You can see Cervon perform it on one of his videos: https://llepub.com/index.php?main_page= ... cts_id=464
by Denis Behr
July 1st, 2019, 3:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4779

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

If you want to have a look at the content, an overview is listed here: https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/book/1914
by Denis Behr
April 28th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Half Half Man?
Replies: 3
Views: 791

Re: Half Half Man?

Here's the content of the five published issues: https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/book/734

They used to be available here, but I don't know if the shop is still functional: https://halfhalfman.com/boutique/
by Denis Behr
March 2nd, 2019, 2:30 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Packet trick creator info requested
Replies: 37
Views: 3499

Re: Packet trick creator info requested

erdnasephile wrote:Anyone know why Mr. Fulves was so keen on those multiple pen names?

He himself knows and writes about this HERE.
by Denis Behr
February 8th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon's Cutting the Aces: Set up from a face up fan
Replies: 12
Views: 1735

Re: Vernon's Cutting the Aces: Set up from a face up fan

In HMM , Weiner talks about a deck with only one corner shorted, making it a one-way stripper type gaffed deck. He gives cutting to the four (reversed) Aces as a rudimentary application. It's even older than Kunard (and was recently resurrected by Christian Engblom): https://www.conjuringcredits.com...
by Denis Behr
February 8th, 2019, 4:00 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon's Cutting the Aces: Set up from a face up fan
Replies: 12
Views: 1735

Re: Vernon's Cutting the Aces: Set up from a face up fan

The Genii version is the one that was republished with more details in the Vernon Chronicles . I think what Thomas is looking for, is this: A face-up fan with the whole deck (minus the Aces) is held in the left hand. All four Aces are inserted and left out-jogged in different positions in this fan. ...
by Denis Behr
January 20th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

Re: Penn & Teller on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight

The original is from Alex Is At It Again. Note the several references there, many of which point to Bob Farmer's already cited compilation.
by Denis Behr
November 25th, 2018, 3:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: L'Homme Masque Load References please?
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

Re: L'Homme Masque Load References please?

The handling Richard is mentioning can be found in The Chronicles, attributed to Vernon: https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/b ... ight=56636 (It is also used on page 151 of Kaufman's CoinMagic.)

(Kort also used a thumb palm, but with the L'Homme Masqué choreography.)
by Denis Behr
November 12th, 2018, 2:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The DeLand Book Reviewed by John Lovick
Replies: 10
Views: 2506

Re: The DeLand Book Reviewed by John Lovick

I am very much looking forward to this book!
by Denis Behr
August 9th, 2018, 1:44 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Maven & Gilbreath Principle
Replies: 53
Views: 21457

Re: Maven & Gilbreath Principle

If you like that, here are a few related ideas (not necessarily using Gilbreath). Most of them a bit undeveloped: https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/book/631?highlight=35318 https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/book/1537?highlight=68118 https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/book/734?highlight=38...
by Denis Behr
June 21st, 2018, 6:59 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)
Replies: 7
Views: 3102

Re: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)

I already found a first correction... it is for something that is not even used anywhere in the book, but only referenced as a side-note. I now found a much earlier citation for it. (Wish I had found it some months ago...) If you have the book, you might want to check it out: https://www.denisbehr.d...
by Denis Behr
June 17th, 2018, 2:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magical Animals
Replies: 16
Views: 2709

Re: Magical Animals

He did share an idea: https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/b ... light=9905
There are several "dog/cat finds card" ideas sprinkled throughout the literature.
by Denis Behr
June 15th, 2018, 2:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 45
Views: 8574

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

Will there only be a single volume available with the new material, or will everybody interested in the volume with the new material have to buy an extra copy of Greater Magic?
by Denis Behr
June 10th, 2018, 3:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)
Replies: 7
Views: 3102

Re: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)

Yes, he did! I actually just uploaded a demo of Herbert doing his old and new thing. It is from one of the shows I filmed at the Magic Castle a few weeks ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIjxeu31jzA
by Denis Behr
June 7th, 2018, 2:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card to *really* impossible location
Replies: 18
Views: 3496

Re: Card to *really* impossible location

I absolutely can see this work in the right venue, but not because it is "brilliantly structured" or "sublime". It is a brute force joke on the infantile side, and either you're in the mood and find it funny, or not. (Even the premise: "at the end of all card tricks, the sel...
by Denis Behr
May 30th, 2018, 11:31 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)
Replies: 7
Views: 3102

New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)

Hi all! Just after my DVD set, a new book Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 3 is now out! Here are all the details, including a table of contents: https://www.denisbehr.de/shop.php "The magic of Denis Behr is spectacular, entertaining, and out-of-this-world mystifying. (A nice way of saying that ...
by Denis Behr
April 10th, 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 118
Views: 26222

Re: New John Thompson Book

Here's a performance snippet of one of those miracles: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/storage/gifs/table.gif

And of course I'm confident the JT books will arrive soon! ;-)
by Denis Behr
April 10th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Complete Jarrett - Jim Steinmeyer
Replies: 23
Views: 4275

Re: The Complete Jarrett - Jim Steinmeyer

Thanks for the clarification. I agree that one could think that the one girl who walks towards the cabinet (probably to take off one of the panels for the final reveal) could be mistaken for sneaking back in.
by Denis Behr
April 10th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 118
Views: 26222

Re: New John Thompson Book

It will of course be indexed on my site eventually. But the first step would be for it to arrive.
by Denis Behr
April 10th, 2018, 7:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Complete Jarrett - Jim Steinmeyer
Replies: 23
Views: 4275

Re: The Complete Jarrett - Jim Steinmeyer

Steinmeyer provides a nice twist to the Jarrett original. The Cabinet apparently produces 22(!) people in the video above. As the cabinet is opened up for the final production - one of the cheerleaders goes round the back and sneaks back into the cabinet. I must ask, as this is presented as fact or...
by Denis Behr
March 26th, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Karl Fulves self-working card tricks: your favourites?
Replies: 3
Views: 2957

Re: Karl Fulves self-working card tricks: your favourites?

There are two more card titles in the series (and a compilation). Here is a listing of all five with the contents: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/se ... rking+card
It is indeed an interesting mix of things.
by Denis Behr
March 19th, 2018, 3:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pick off Pip (Dai Vernon’s Version)
Replies: 28
Views: 5900

Re: Pick off Pip (Dai Vernon’s Version)

I believe you can see Vernon execute this unusual steal on the Revelations video tapes. (Vernon offers a different, also unusual steal in Inner Secrets of Card Magic.)
by Denis Behr
February 24th, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards
Replies: 21
Views: 2670

Re: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards

Those are the ones I have. The first one is no longer available, I think.
by Denis Behr
February 23rd, 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tracking down the history of a specific card-to-impossible location principle
Replies: 17
Views: 3548

Re: Tracking down the history of a specific card-to-impossible location principle

Hofzinser has another thing that is rather brilliant. Three double backers are in a handkerchief. The handkerchief is held by the spectator, who at the right time opens it. The double backers drops to the table. The do, naturally, land face down. But it seems accidental, the might as well have lande...
by Denis Behr
February 23rd, 2018, 10:10 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Darwin's Rules (?)
Replies: 32
Views: 6030

Re: Darwin's Rules (?)

He might be talking about this section from Bill Simon's Controlled Miracles : S. Leo Horowitz (Mohammed Bey) once gave us an excellent bit of advice. He said that all tricks should be presented in as direct and simple a manner as possible. The average person desires and enjoys being entertained by ...
by Denis Behr
February 23rd, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Darwin's Rules (?)
Replies: 32
Views: 6030

Re: Darwin's Rules (?)

That's the quote, from The Cardician : Sometime ago, someone said, somewhere, something to the effect that if you had a trick with three sleights, and then eliminated one of the moves, you would have a better trick. Then, if you worked out a method to accomplish the effect with one move, you had a d...
by Denis Behr
February 22nd, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Darwin's Rules (?)
Replies: 32
Views: 6030

Re: Darwin's Rules (?)

Of course it's subjective, but it's still an excellent guideline. By the way, this is what Karl Fulves wrote in Methods with Cards (1975):
Karl Fulves wrote:In putting together the routines and ideas that go into the making of these manuscripts, the intent is to strive for novelty of effect, method or handling.
by Denis Behr
February 22nd, 2018, 2:35 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Darwin's Rules (?)
Replies: 32
Views: 6030

Re: Darwin's Rules (?)

I think it is a very good guideline, that should be followed. To justify its existence, I feel a new trick should be different from what has come before. And, to the extent that it resembles any previous tricks, it should be superior to them either in plot, method, or presentation (or in more than o...
by Denis Behr
January 23rd, 2018, 2:02 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Draun Control
Replies: 17
Views: 8495

Re: Draun Control

No, the Thumb Pass/Control is not the "Draun Control" that was talked about in this thread. Jonathan Townsend's reference is the right one. It's sort of a spread cull to the top of the deck.
by Denis Behr
December 21st, 2017, 5:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts
Replies: 40
Views: 3842

Re: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts

Marco Pusterla wrote:Magic is NOT art. Not always.

What is always an art? I don't know of anything.

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