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by Philippe Billot
November 7th, 2018, 3:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sympathetic Aces
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Sympathetic Aces

It seems that Shenanigan by Aldo Colombini is a variation of The Sympathetic Aces.

You can buy it here : http://www.themagicdepot.com/product_in ... ts_id=4168
by Philippe Billot
November 6th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sympathetic Aces
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Sympathetic Aces

It's an old trick created by Magic Ronnay and sold by Emerson & West in USA in 1976 !

Good luck.
by Philippe Billot
October 6th, 2018, 7:24 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mastermind by Chris Kemnworthy
Replies: 12
Views: 2495

Re: Mastermind by Chris Kemnworthy

It seems that Stewart James writes about Kenworthy's trick in his correspondence with Haxton in no. 22 1969 (I have no access. I can't check).

In 1987, Rick Johnsson reviewed the trick in The Linking Ring no. 6 under the name Any Card at Any Number - Mastermind
by Philippe Billot
October 3rd, 2018, 8:14 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Magic Magazine
Replies: 24
Views: 4697

Re: Magic Magazine

Hi Mr. Kaufman,

I inform you that Magic Magazine May 2001 has only the first three pages visibles.
by Philippe Billot
September 23rd, 2018, 8:59 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: October 2018: Torn Card transposition - Hero
Replies: 2
Views: 3362

Re: October 2018: Torn Card transposition - Hero

I read Torn and Restored Transposition by David Williamson (Williamson's Wonders, 1989) and I learn that Clayton Rawsom explains the same trick Ed Marlo explains in 1956 (Ibidem). His trick is entitled The Cockeyed Cards and is in Genii, July 1938, page 391. Ergo Rawson seems to be the first to crea...
by Philippe Billot
September 23rd, 2018, 2:49 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: October 2018: Torn Card transposition - Hero
Replies: 2
Views: 3362

Re: October 2018: Torn Card transposition - Hero

This trick can be a combo of Vice-Versa by Jacob Daley (The Jinx, no 57, June 1939) and The Torn Joker by Ed Marlo (Ibidem no 8, December 1956). About the sleight used, read The Wild Card Kit by Jon Racherbaumer, page 35 (It's funny!).
by Philippe Billot
September 13th, 2018, 4:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New ACAAN
Replies: 16
Views: 1229

Re: New ACAAN

See Genii May 2007
by Philippe Billot
September 12th, 2018, 4:25 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New ACAAN
Replies: 16
Views: 1229

Re: New ACAAN

"Double Pensée Prévue" by Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin is a good one
by Philippe Billot
September 4th, 2018, 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Index to Genii
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Index to Genii

See here :

https://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.ph ... gory:Genii

But the index is not complete. Sorry !
by Philippe Billot
September 4th, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Attribution Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 992

Re: Attribution Needed

And you can switch any card of the packet.

Any Time Face Up Switch
by Philippe Billot
September 3rd, 2018, 9:58 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Attribution Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 992

Re: Attribution Needed

ATFUS was published in 1964.

There are a lot of switches before in which cards are back to back or face to face at the beginning.
by Philippe Billot
September 3rd, 2018, 9:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: question of Larry Jennings Lie Detector
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: question of Larry Jennings Lie Detector

Rectification: published in 1979, not in 1974.
by Philippe Billot
September 3rd, 2018, 9:36 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: question of Larry Jennings Lie Detector
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: question of Larry Jennings Lie Detector

It's not a book, it's the Larry Jennings' Lecture Notes at the F.F.F.F. in 1974
by Philippe Billot
September 3rd, 2018, 3:04 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Attribution Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 992

Re: Attribution Needed

Thanks for everybody.

Now, I know TWO jokes
by Philippe Billot
September 2nd, 2018, 5:13 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Attribution Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 992

Re: Attribution Needed

First add in The Linking Ring, Vol. 39, no. 3, March 1959, page 131. Excerpt: THE CANNIBAL CARDS (They Eat Things!) "They eat razor blades, coins, gum wrappers, paper clips, matches, bills, cigarette butts, rubber bands, and anything else you feed them- including the envelope they come in! If p...
by Philippe Billot
September 2nd, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Attribution Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 992

Re: Attribution Needed

Thank you Bill but I speak about the original. All I know is that Searles used a gimmick because after eating cards, the cannibals eat some little objects like paper clip or rubber band.
by Philippe Billot
September 2nd, 2018, 8:02 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Attribution Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 992

Re: Attribution Needed

Jonathan Townsend wrote:Lynn Searles used that principle as a force (Jinx 1936) and later on as a change/vanish method in his Cannibal Cards.


You make a reference of the Lynn Searles' Cannibal Cards marketed in 1959 but do you know if this trick has been explained in a book or magazine?
by Philippe Billot
August 23rd, 2018, 8:09 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for David Harkey's "Point of No Return"
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Looking for David Harkey's "Point of No Return"

Is the trick under the name "Business Liquidation" ?
by Philippe Billot
August 19th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ireland Tube
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Ireland Tube

In Inspired Magical Effects (1934) Charles Eastman make reference to the "Ireland Tube", page 6.

I haven't this book but I think it's "en rapport" with color changing handkerchief
by Philippe Billot
August 16th, 2018, 1:15 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Who Originated This Card Routine?
Replies: 13
Views: 1380

Re: Who Originated This Card Routine?

And Tio Cigueño is the pen name of Don Juan Mieg who wrote El Brujo en sociedad in which there is the trick but my spanish is not good. So I ask you, Mr. Marcel Marcel :Do you know if this book was translated in French or English ?
by Philippe Billot
August 8th, 2018, 3:10 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Who Originated This Card Routine?
Replies: 13
Views: 1380

Re: Who Originated This Card Routine?

Thanks for the reference.

Do you know if El Brujo en Sociedad (por D.J. Mieg) has been translate in French or English ?
by Philippe Billot
August 4th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Who Originated This Card Routine?
Replies: 13
Views: 1380

Re: Who Originated This Card Routine?

You are right, Performer, it's the origin of Dunbury Delusion.
by Philippe Billot
July 29th, 2018, 3:35 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Who Originated This Card Routine?
Replies: 13
Views: 1380

Re: Who Originated This Card Routine?

See Royal Road to Card Magic (1948) by Hugard and Braue but I don't think there is a creator because there is the same trick but with three cards in 1853 in Nouvelle Magie Blanche dévoilée by J.N. Ponsin.

These two tricks used a psychological force.
by Philippe Billot
June 22nd, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who invented the Topit?
Replies: 14
Views: 811

Re: Who invented the Topit?

performer wrote:Oh, I looked it up on Google. It seems that Harold Comden invented it and George Davenport made it famous.


Yes, this is reported by Patrick Page in his book entitled Topit, published in 1966.
by Philippe Billot
June 22nd, 2018, 12:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who invented the Topit?
Replies: 14
Views: 811

Re: Who invented the Topit?

MAGIC (Stanyon) JANUARY 1920, page 27 Topit,” The Wonderful Vanishing Pack of Cards.--Invented by Harold Comden. Is it a Miracle - or What ? Any pack of cards, shuffled and examined by the audience, vanishes like a flash, without cover of any kind. Clap hands, it’s gone. No “ pulls ” of any kind use...
by Philippe Billot
May 29th, 2018, 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Plunger Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1918

Re: A Plunger Question

Wait and see!

Thank Brad
by Philippe Billot
May 29th, 2018, 1:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Plunger Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1918

Re: A Plunger Question

Robert-Houdin had a rising card but not with the plunger principle not according to ron wohl. He showed me a handling that was attributed to Robert Houdin, and it was very nicely put together. Perhaps this was one of those things that has just circulated off the printed page. I'll be curious to rea...
by Philippe Billot
May 28th, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Plunger Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1918

Re: A Plunger Question

Robert-Houdin had a rising card but not with the plunger principle
by Philippe Billot
April 26th, 2018, 6:16 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: card trick prediction using a newspaper
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Re: card trick prediction using a newspaper

According to the Potter's Index, Edward Bagshawe and D. Dickens were the first to describe a "Card revealed by Paper Tearing" in The Magicien Monthly, Vol. 19, no 5, april 1923, page 62 under the title A Card and Tissue Mystery (Bagshawe) and page 63 under the title An Effective Card Illus...
by Philippe Billot
March 25th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: question about this book
Replies: 1
Views: 918

Re: question about this book

See here :

http://www.conjuringcredits.com/doku.ph ... ver_head&s[]=gilles

This book is very difficult to find. Even me, I haven't it and it is not scan in Gallica
by Philippe Billot
March 11th, 2018, 7:26 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Showing Cards Not In Deck
Replies: 18
Views: 1628

Re: Showing Cards Not In Deck

Not exactly. Neal Elias explains a new sleight which he named "A Reverse Sleight" then he suggest that you can use it for the Martin Gardner's Trick Vanishing and Reappearing Card. With his sleight, it's not necessary to have a reversed card at the beginning because you simply control le c...
by Philippe Billot
March 10th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Showing Cards Not In Deck
Replies: 18
Views: 1628

Re: Showing Cards Not In Deck

See in Twelve Tricks with a Borrowed Deck (1940) by Martin Gardner, Vanishing and Reappearing Card, page 20.
by Philippe Billot
March 7th, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: References for Drunken Poker Deals (long!)
Replies: 12
Views: 3582

Re: References for Drunken Poker Deals (long!)

Here is my list: The Phoenix 23 27 11 1942 95 Scarne's Drunken Deal - Scarne John 52 Amazing Card Tricks 1949 42 The Drunken Deal - Scarne John Scarne on Card Tricks 1950 124 Scarne’s Drunken Poker Deal - Scarne John Expert Card Conjuring 1968 63 Guyatt’s Drunken Cut Improved - Guyatt Terry The Card...
by Philippe Billot
March 5th, 2018, 5:12 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Magic Magazine
Replies: 24
Views: 4697

Re: Magic Magazine

HAL Bundy?
by Philippe Billot
March 4th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Searching for the Zen Spread
Replies: 16
Views: 2217

Re: Searching for the Zen Spread

Oyez ! Oyez !

Digital Genii 35$+ 52 Memories 50$. Two opportunities to learn the Zen Spread for 85$
by Philippe Billot
February 26th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive
Replies: 25
Views: 2324

Re: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive

Same thing for me. It's impossible to read a full issue. Some pages can't be load.
What can we do?
by Philippe Billot
February 25th, 2018, 8:26 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tracking down the history of a specific card-to-impossible location principle
Replies: 17
Views: 1859

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

Yes! "The Pack that Shuffles Itself"

Marlo used the same idea to do a version of OOTW entitled Psi Color in Magick, Vol. 10, no 243, october 26, 1979.
by Philippe Billot
February 23rd, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tracking down the history of a specific card-to-impossible location principle
Replies: 17
Views: 1859

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

Bill Mullins wrote:Jon -- can you point me to that trick? is it in either the Card Conjuring book (I've got the Dover reprint), or the big Magic Christian book?


See Domination of Thought, the last page of the trick (p. 84)
by Philippe Billot
February 21st, 2018, 7:31 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Gordon Bruce item mentioned in Roy Walton's Cascade
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

Re: Gordon Bruce item mentioned in Roy Walton's Cascade

May be The Duplicount described in Pabular, Vol. 5, no 5, May 1979, page 682.

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