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by Philippe Billot
February 22nd, 2021, 1:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: 21 card trick 'Fooler'!
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: 21 card trick 'Fooler'!

I don't see what is original in this version and the technique used remember me one explains by Daniel Rhod in his book Plus Secrets Secrets published in 1994... but I could be wrong!
by Philippe Billot
February 19th, 2021, 8:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cups & Balls with different colored balls
Replies: 32
Views: 1501

Re: Cups & Balls with different colored balls

No shell.

About Guyot, recreations number 24, 25, 26 and 27 are made with black and white balls. Black ball blakens by candlelight and white ball by chalk. Tri colors are more recent.
by Philippe Billot
February 17th, 2021, 12:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cups & Balls with different colored balls
Replies: 32
Views: 1501

Re: Cups & Balls with different colored balls

I have the Garcia book. Nothing there. See The Real Secrets of the 3 Ball Routine by Frank Garcia, published in 1978 The Chromo-Spheres by Dr Jacob Daley is summarrized as follow: Quickly stated, this is the multiple effect produced. The three balls are made to pass from hand to hand— from hand to ...
by Philippe Billot
February 16th, 2021, 11:21 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cups & Balls with different colored balls
Replies: 32
Views: 1501

Re: Cups & Balls with different colored balls

Richard Kaufman wrote:Kort was preceded by Dr. Jacob Daley.



I find the Daley's version in The Sphinx, Vol. 51, No. 1, March 1952 under the title Chromo Spheres. It's dated 1939 but for the time being I haven't find an ad or an explanation at this date. Research continues...
by Philippe Billot
February 10th, 2021, 2:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cups & Balls with different colored balls
Replies: 32
Views: 1501

Re: Cups & Balls with different colored balls

Travers Cooper seems to be the first to use colored balls for the Cups and Balls Tricks.

His routine is explained in The Wizard No. 46, April 1951 in which he wrote:

"I first performed it at The Magic Circle in 1944."
by Philippe Billot
February 7th, 2021, 5:03 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Packet Trick Instructions
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Packet Trick Instructions

Those who have been subscribed at Racherbaumer's site JONCARD can find Nick Trost's trick under the title Trost's Twist posted 9/1/2003
by Philippe Billot
January 31st, 2021, 4:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sawing In Half Never Gets Old - NY Times
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Sawing In Half Never Gets Old - NY Times

About this trick, I invite you to read last (or first from 2021) David Britland's article on his Cardopolis website.

It's here: http://cardopolis.blogspot.com/
by Philippe Billot
January 28th, 2021, 3:49 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Daley
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Daley

how to ... link like Bill Bowman ?
by Philippe Billot
January 27th, 2021, 1:27 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Daley
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Daley

New Phoenix No. 310, June 25, 1954.
by Philippe Billot
January 27th, 2021, 1:23 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Daley
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Daley

New Phoenix, page 37.

If you "ask Alexander", he gives you the reply.
by Philippe Billot
January 25th, 2021, 12:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon's Transfer Move
Replies: 17
Views: 782

Re: Vernon's Transfer Move

Jonathan Townsend wrote:There's one where you look at your watch, "time to change" ?


iIt's a palm. See Dai Vernon's Inner Secrets of Card Magic, page 40, 1959
by Philippe Billot
January 3rd, 2021, 5:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Faro trick suggestions?
Replies: 47
Views: 2863

Re: Faro trick suggestions?

I suggest you study Thought Determinator by Ed Marlo. It's page 117 in Faro Controlled Miracles (EBO published in 2008)
by Philippe Billot
January 1st, 2021, 3:32 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Name of a cut
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Re: Name of a cut

Explained in 1967 in this Lecture Notes:

https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/book/877

Thanks to Denis Behr
by Philippe Billot
December 7th, 2020, 4:25 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Exhumations
Replies: 5
Views: 1531

Re: Exhumations

Racherbaumer is good for us....
by Philippe Billot
November 30th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Question about Larry Becker's "World of Super Mentalism, Book 2"
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: Question about Larry Becker's "World of Super Mentalism, Book 2"

Here is the content of World of Super Mentalism Book Two

https://magicref.net/magicbooks/books/b ... alism2.htm

Thanks to Mr. Doug Atkinson
by Philippe Billot
November 18th, 2020, 3:03 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Flip Hallema Mid Air Color Change Reference Please?
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: Flip Hallema Mid Air Color Change Reference Please?

May be in Some Manuscriptricks (Lecture notes - 1983) The Continuous Color Changing Card (CCCC) but I haven't these notes...
by Philippe Billot
November 13th, 2020, 3:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Walter Blaney
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: RIP Walter Blaney

Please, is it possible to have the exact date of decease ? (for updating MagicPedia)

Thank in advance.
by Philippe Billot
September 23rd, 2020, 4:57 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Researcher - History on The More Things Change by Jerry Sadowitz
Replies: 26
Views: 2307

Re: The Magic Researcher - History on The More Things Change by Jerry Sadowitz

For Jonathan

"? tient -> held"

Yes, "tient": third person of the verb "tenir"

Je tiens
Tu tiens
Il tient
by Philippe Billot
September 23rd, 2020, 2:29 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Researcher - History on The More Things Change by Jerry Sadowitz
Replies: 26
Views: 2307

Re: The Magic Researcher - History on The More Things Change by Jerry Sadowitz

It was easier in 1853 to do double faced cards because a lot of deck have still no index and white back
by Philippe Billot
September 22nd, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Researcher - History on The More Things Change by Jerry Sadowitz
Replies: 26
Views: 2307

Re: The Magic Researcher - History on The More Things Change by Jerry Sadowitz

No, it's BEFORE.

Ponsin described this trick in 1853 in his book Nouvelle Magie Blanche Dévoilée.

And now, guess how this trick was done (Richard, by quoting Deland, you approach the truth)...
by Philippe Billot
September 22nd, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Researcher - History on The More Things Change by Jerry Sadowitz
Replies: 26
Views: 2307

Re: The Magic Researcher - History on The More Things Change by Jerry Sadowitz

Gentlemen, I have a question. If you read this : Put the four aces under a hat and the four kings on the deck that we tie in hand, bring in these four aces on the deck, in place of kings, and find these last under the hat where the aces were; then return the aces under the hat and the kings on the d...
by Philippe Billot
September 8th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Dingle's Pegasus Card
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Re: Dingle's Pegasus Card

Genii, Vol. 68, no. 5, May 2005, pp. 26 Derek Dingle’s Magazine Miracle
by Philippe Billot
September 6th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Michael Skinner Coin Routine
Replies: 14
Views: 1556

Re: Michael Skinner Coin Routine

Martin Perry wrote:
Philippe Billot wrote:Attention ! It's in Volume 48, January, page 282. (Number and year are correct)


I appreciate the correction.


It's my duty. I"m the Keymaster...
by Philippe Billot
September 6th, 2020, 2:56 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Thoughts On the Concept of Time in Magic
Replies: 25
Views: 1555

Re: Thoughts On the Concept of Time in Magic

Q. Kumber wrote:My first encounter with a time travel trick was in Bruce Elliott's Magic as a Hobby, the last routine in the first chapter.


No Time Lost by Bruce Elliott & Frank V. Taylor can be found in The Phoenix no. 109, July 1, 1946
by Philippe Billot
September 5th, 2020, 2:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Michael Skinner Coin Routine
Replies: 14
Views: 1556

Re: Michael Skinner Coin Routine

Thanks Joe. Some more names to check out! Your post prompted me to have a look at the Conjuring Archive and the Rylander original can be found in The Sphinx, vol. 49, no. 11, 1950. It appears Richard Kaufman also published a version (with purses) in Kabbala. Attention ! It's in Volume 48 , January,...
by Philippe Billot
September 4th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Michael Skinner Coin Routine
Replies: 14
Views: 1556

Re: Michael Skinner Coin Routine

PURSED COINS OF ISHTAR by Richard Kaufman is described in The Legendary Kabbala, ebook published in 2004. I don't know if it was described in the original Kabbala because I have three volumes reprint by Tannen and the trick is not inside. You need only six coins—three coppers and three silvers (and ...
by Philippe Billot
August 29th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ditching whilst pulling pen or lighter from pocket - history?
Replies: 16
Views: 1395

Re: Ditching whilst pulling pen or lighter from pocket - history?

This move (by Finley or Herpick) remember me that U.F. Grant used it in a trick entitled KARD-U-REKA marketed in 1947 in which he seemed to take another deck in his pocket but in fact recovers the deck used by spectators. You can find this trick in Fabulous Feats of Mental Magic published by Don Tan...
by Philippe Billot
August 29th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ditching whilst pulling pen or lighter from pocket - history?
Replies: 16
Views: 1395

Re: Ditching whilst pulling pen or lighter from pocket - history?

I believe Arthur Finely, also known as Henry Gavin, published this ruse initially way back when. He was the guy who would apparently place t he coin in the hand, remove the pen from the pocket as a wand, and make the coin vanish. He, however, while removing the pen, secretly loaded the coin in the ...
by Philippe Billot
August 29th, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ditching whilst pulling pen or lighter from pocket - history?
Replies: 16
Views: 1395

Re: Ditching whilst pulling pen or lighter from pocket - history?

You have a good example of this stratageme in 1634 in Hocus Pocus Junior, page 29, under the title Bonus Genius or Nuntius Invisibilis
by Philippe Billot
August 29th, 2020, 3:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ditching whilst pulling pen or lighter from pocket - history?
Replies: 16
Views: 1395

Re: Ditching whilst pulling pen or lighter from pocket - history?

Dedi was not a person, just the character of a TALE (dixit Kurt Wolkmann)
by Philippe Billot
August 29th, 2020, 1:49 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Search
Replies: 8
Views: 2322

Re: Search

I see!
Thank you, Bill
by Philippe Billot
August 28th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Search
Replies: 8
Views: 2322

Re: Search

Did I make a mistake? It is no longer possible to give a link to Conjuring Credits?
by Philippe Billot
August 28th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Search
Replies: 8
Views: 2322

Re: Search

by Philippe Billot
August 17th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: out of this world handling
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: out of this world handling

See Pabular, Vol. 4, no. 10, June 1978, page 582
by Philippe Billot
August 16th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: out of this world handling
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: out of this world handling

There is a "quick" version I like very much. It's "Getting On With this World" by Steve Draun, published in At the Table by Racherbaumer in 1984.
by Philippe Billot
August 14th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: out of this world handling
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: out of this world handling

I also prefer, as in the Grant's version, in which the spectator shuffles before the trick begins.
by Philippe Billot
August 14th, 2020, 4:39 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: out of this world handling
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: out of this world handling

For instance, see The Gen, Vol. 15, no. 3, July 1959, page 82. Guess who is the author?
by Philippe Billot
August 8th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best Trick With A Duplicate Card
Replies: 37
Views: 2065

Re: Best Trick With A Duplicate Card

In Ibidem no. 15, december 1958, if you do Marlo's Trick entitled Oil & Water - Water & Oil - Oil & Water but if you have a duplicate of the red Jack instead of the fourth Jack, you have a very good Oil an Water with always the SAME Jacks in one side.

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