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by Philippe Billot
January 9th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Larry Jennings "one ahead"
Replies: 27
Views: 1042

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: 164

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: 14538

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: 14538

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: 14538

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: 14538

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: 2629

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: 672

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
by Philippe Billot
December 10th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Daryl's version of "The Diary Trick"
Replies: 3
Views: 672

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

It seems to be in his lecture notes Fooler Droolers published in 2003 but I can't check because I Haven't these notes.
by Philippe Billot
November 24th, 2018, 3:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ring & Chain trick - Is this a new principle?
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: Ring & Chain trick - Is this a new principle?

It seems to be a creation by Rink.

See Rink's Rope and Ring Penetrations by Lewis Ganson

May be you can find it before in The Gen in the 60s
by Philippe Billot
November 22nd, 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: L'Homme Masque Load References please?
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: L'Homme Masque Load References please?

Have you read the first explaination of the load described in Magic without Apparatus (1914) by Camiille Gaultier ?

In the translation in 1945 by Jean Hugard, it's page 316, Second Method.
by Philippe Billot
November 7th, 2018, 3:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sympathetic Aces
Replies: 7
Views: 834

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: 834

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: 2626

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: 4986

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: 3
Views: 3629

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: 3
Views: 3629

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: 1350

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: 1350

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: 597

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: 1071

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: 1071

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: 634

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: 634

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: 1071

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: 1071

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: 1071

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: 1071

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: 472

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: 424

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: 1463

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: 1463

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: 1463

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: 1463

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: 885

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: 885

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: 2287

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: 2287

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: 2287

Re: A Plunger Question

Robert-Houdin had a rising card but not with the plunger principle

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