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by Philippe Billot
April 16th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaff credit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1206

Re: Gaff credit?

This trick comes from The Jinx, no. 7, april 1935 and is a variation of A Day-Time Nightmare published in Annemann's Card Miracles in 1929
by Philippe Billot
April 13th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Hardcover Quality Magic
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: Hardcover Quality Magic

Certes ! (in French in the text)
by Philippe Billot
April 13th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Hardcover Quality Magic
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: Hardcover Quality Magic

Ah! Ah! You are very demanding!
by Philippe Billot
April 13th, 2019, 2:49 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Hardcover Quality Magic
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: Hardcover Quality Magic

1000 copies. 12$50 in 1986
by Philippe Billot
April 11th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaff credit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1206

Re: Gaff credit?

See also Uniflight by Orville Meyer in The Jinx no. 34, july 1937, page 231.

It's a card across effect with only one fake card.
by Philippe Billot
April 11th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaff credit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1206

Re: Gaff credit?

It seems that all begins with The Ever-Ready Forcing Pack by Dr. Ford B. Rogers marketed in 1912.
by Philippe Billot
April 10th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 1st TV magic
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: 1st TV magic

In The Magician Monthly, Vol. 26, no. 2, January 1930, page 17, we can read :

Members of the Magicians' Club met at the Baird Television Studios in Long Acre and demonstrated the art of magic by means of television. HERMALIN who has the honour of being the first magician to conjure for television...
by Philippe Billot
March 31st, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Hugh Laurie
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Hugh Laurie

In Dr. House, Hugh Laurie did some "moves" in differents episodes.
by Philippe Billot
March 12th, 2019, 3:45 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTD: Martin Gardner's Skeleton Key
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: WTD: Martin Gardner's Skeleton Key

It's a very old trick!

First ad in The Conjurors' Magazine, september 1946. Sold by Montandon Magic.
by Philippe Billot
March 10th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Packet trick creator info requested
Replies: 37
Views: 2895

Re: Packet trick creator info requested

TRICK-KARDS (1982) 'Trick-Kards" was a result of trying to simplify Ed Hollins' "Flipped Out," a trick marketed by Emerson & West. (Hollins' trick, in turn, is an ungimmicked version of Sam Schwartz's "Back Flip.") "Trick-Kards" was a great favorite with Roy Ki...
by Philippe Billot
March 2nd, 2019, 3:15 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Packet trick creator info requested
Replies: 37
Views: 2895

Re: Packet trick creator info requested

The fulves’s version, like the kaps, is very similar to the particular version I learned, but the handling is still different. Having said that, I think it’s fair to consider this and the Searles contenders for the earliest version of the trick - though the nebula card handling adds the ability to ...
by Philippe Billot
March 1st, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Packet trick creator info requested
Replies: 37
Views: 2895

Re: Packet trick creator info requested

Back Flip was described in Epilogue no. 19 and created by Sam Schwartz.

Reversing Aces was dated July 1969. Ralph Gironda is one of the pen name of Karl Fulves.
by Philippe Billot
March 1st, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Packet trick creator info requested
Replies: 37
Views: 2895

Re: Packet trick creator info requested

I think it's Marlo who, the first, used an extra card to do some one at a time reverse with a small packet of four or five cards but he didn't describe a changing color back at the end.

Ses The Linking Ring, september 1963.
by Philippe Billot
February 28th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Do You Think Would Do The Trick
Replies: 36
Views: 3183

Re: What Do You Think Would Do The Trick

Ion Man was described in MAGIC, vol. 21, no. 6, february 2012
by Philippe Billot
February 16th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Daley's Delight Switch - invented by Charlie Chaplin?
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Daley's Delight Switch - invented by Charlie Chaplin?

Barrie Richardson has another way to do this switch. See it in his Act Two (2005)
by Philippe Billot
February 16th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Daley's Delight Switch - invented by Charlie Chaplin?
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Daley's Delight Switch - invented by Charlie Chaplin?

In the SECOND issue of The Mahatma (April 1895), page 3.
by Philippe Billot
February 14th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Card Ending
Replies: 39
Views: 2914

Re: Ambitious Card Ending

Elmsley is the man, however, simple and direct works better for my personality(and skillset) ;) . Wish I could read the Kort version, don't have any Psycho Gizmos on me. I'll think about the deck production Kevin...... You can find his version in his book Off Color Card Tricks (1970) by Milton Kort...
by Philippe Billot
February 14th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Card Ending
Replies: 39
Views: 2914

Re: Ambitious Card Ending

Didn't Elmsley have something called Ambitious Stranger, where the entire routine was done with an odd backed card? Seems like it would make sense that the card would try to leave a deck it didn't belong in... See The New Pentagram Vol. 3 no. 11, janv 1972 or The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley, Vo...
by Philippe Billot
February 11th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: The blink shift
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: The blink shift

It was explained in Genii March 2006.
by Philippe Billot
February 9th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: question of creator of a trick Dr Jacks or Tonny Van Dommelen
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: question of creator of a trick Dr Jacks or Tonny Van Dommelen

The trick in the book Unconventional Magic comes from The Gen, Vol. 11, no. 8, december 1955, and is attributed to Tonny Van Dommelen.

As I haven't The Incredible Dr. Jaks, I can't compare the two tricks but perhaps you have references in this book ?
by Philippe Billot
February 9th, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon's Cutting the Aces: Set up from a face up fan
Replies: 12
Views: 1497

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

For those who have Marlo's Magazine, Volume 5 (1984), see page 216, Refined Ace Cutting. "The following Ace Cutting effect is a refinement of an Ace locating method from "Riffle Shuffle Systems". Briefly, using any deck of cards which can be shuffled by the spectator you can cut to or...
by Philippe Billot
February 8th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon's Cutting the Aces: Set up from a face up fan
Replies: 12
Views: 1497

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

Irv Weiner's Cutting the Aces from HMM comes from an idea explained by Prof. Kunard The Book of Card Tricks published in 1888.
by Philippe Billot
February 4th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: sanwich efect finised with all cards betwen the 2 kings
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: sanwich efect finised with all cards betwen the 2 kings

Thanks Remco.

Smoke and Mirros was published in 1991
Video Impossible Card Magic was published in 2000.
by Philippe Billot
February 3rd, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: sanwich efect finised with all cards betwen the 2 kings
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: sanwich efect finised with all cards betwen the 2 kings

Ah! Ah! It's more difficult that I think...
by Philippe Billot
January 30th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Downs/Elliot Change Switch - Card Magic
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: Downs/Elliot Change Switch - Card Magic

Richard Kaufman wrote:Might be in my book CardMagic (1979).


Yes ! Page 133.
by Philippe Billot
January 30th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Downs/Elliot Change Switch - Card Magic
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: Downs/Elliot Change Switch - Card Magic

Or Back to the Future Classic (1992) by Marlo & Racherbaumer, page 32.
by Philippe Billot
January 30th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Downs/Elliot Change Switch - Card Magic
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: Downs/Elliot Change Switch - Card Magic

See also Tipsy Turvy by Bruce Elliott in The Phoenix no. 238, september 21, 1951, page 951. It's a good variation
by Philippe Billot
January 30th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Downs/Elliot Change Switch - Card Magic
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: Downs/Elliot Change Switch - Card Magic

You can find it in The Art of Magic (1909), page 72, Dover Publications.
by Philippe Billot
January 24th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Eight kings threatened..." Card Order
Replies: 14
Views: 6812

Re:

Here is the first description of the Eight Kings stack in The Expositor published in 1805 (page 96): Eight Kings tried to save nine fine Ladies for one sick Jack. Which are thus explained:— eight is eight. Kings are Kings. tried is tray. ten remember as coming between the tray and deuce. to is deuce...
by Philippe Billot
January 9th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Larry Jennings "one ahead"
Replies: 27
Views: 1602

Re: Larry Jennings "one ahead"

And what about the "One Behind Principle"?
by Philippe Billot
January 6th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Discoverie of Witchcraft
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: The Discoverie of Witchcraft

To help you, there are : The Annotated Discovery of Witchcraft by Stephen J. Forrester published in 2000 and La Sorcellerie Dévoilée - Livre XIII by Philippe Saint-Laurent published in 2011 (It's a french book) If you want to laugh, read all the interludes in CardMagic by Richard Kaufman published i...
by Philippe Billot
January 6th, 2019, 3:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 109
Views: 16295

Re: Royal road to card magic

Richard Kaufman wrote:The Double Turnover is either Vernon's or Findley's.



In the twenty's, I presume ?
by Philippe Billot
January 5th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 109
Views: 16295

Re: Royal road to card magic

BUT in Conjuring Credits, we have this :

http://www.conjuringcredits.com/doku.ph ... e_turnover

Unfortunatly, I haven't this issue of Penumbra. So I haven't more informations.
by Philippe Billot
January 5th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 109
Views: 16295

Re: Royal road to card magic

The first who described the Double Card Turn-Over is Victor Farelli in his book Lend my Your Pack published in 1936 and Jean Hugard (as the Double Lift) in Card Manipulations No. 2, also in 1936 Here is what Farelli wrote : IN spite of a good deal of research work, I have been unable to discover the...
by Philippe Billot
January 2nd, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 109
Views: 16295

Re: Royal road to card magic

Considéring the year - 1910- There is a good description of the "double lift" in The Sphinx, Vol. 9, no. 8, page 163 by Slygo.
by Philippe Billot
December 15th, 2018, 11:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Hart has passed away.
Replies: 31
Views: 2982

Re: Johnny Hart has passed away.

Long before Cantu, magicians produce doves. For instance, in Magic No Mystery pubished in 1876, we can read : Magician's Bottle for Holding Birds, etc. "It is a very good ending to a feat to produce the juggled-away bird, mouse, rabbit, and other articles, from a bottle which has to be smashed ...
by Philippe Billot
December 12th, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Daryl's version of "The Diary Trick"
Replies: 3
Views: 798

Re: Daryl's version of "The Diary Trick"

it's the first trick in the lecture notes.

See here : https://magicref.net/magicbooks/books/d ... oolers.htm

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