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by Philippe Billot
January 26th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tearable trick by Phil Goldstein
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Tearable trick by Phil Goldstein

For those who don't know this trick, you can find it page 112 of Focus written by Stephen Minch in 1990.
by Philippe Billot
January 20th, 2020, 7:08 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon's Marvelous Transposition
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Vernon's Marvelous Transposition

Yes! I find it, it's in the second page of the cover.
by Philippe Billot
January 20th, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon's Marvelous Transposition
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Vernon's Marvelous Transposition

Which page, please, I can't find it.

It's funny because in the same issue, there is The Eight in the Side Pocket by Dai Vernon, page 223, which is also a transposition.
by Philippe Billot
December 28th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Book(s) of the Year
Replies: 22
Views: 1428

Re: Book(s) of the Year

I'll Pass by Wesley James
by Philippe Billot
December 27th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The History of Ringo
Replies: 19
Views: 1337

Re: The History of Ringo

I got the book by Bruno, Magic from Holland, and his trick is not exactly the same as the one sold by Tannen.

With Bruno, the ring simply vanished from the box but not reappeared 'hanging from the tassel of the magic wand"
by Philippe Billot
December 23rd, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The History of Ringo
Replies: 19
Views: 1337

Re: The History of Ringo

Dommage !
by Philippe Billot
December 23rd, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The History of Ringo
Replies: 19
Views: 1337

Re: The History of Ringo

This catalog is dated 1975. Do you have the previous one ? Because Bruno explained his trick in 1964.
by Philippe Billot
December 22nd, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The History of Ringo
Replies: 19
Views: 1337

Re: The History of Ringo

Rectification : 1967
by Philippe Billot
December 22nd, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The History of Ringo
Replies: 19
Views: 1337

Re: The History of Ringo

Genii, February 1937, page 265 In the past few months a trick has appeared on the market with a ring, a ribbon and a Jewell box. Unfortunately this trick was claimed by two gentlemen, WALT ROLLINS and MARCONICK. Each on separate occasion. In 1964, I described this trick in my book Magic From Holland...
by Philippe Billot
December 21st, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The History of Ringo
Replies: 19
Views: 1337

Re: The History of Ringo

But Bruno explains in Hugard's Magic Monthly in January 1957 a trick entitled Visible Ring Penetration.
Is this trick looks like Ringo sold by Tannen ?
by Philippe Billot
December 21st, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The History of Ringo
Replies: 19
Views: 1337

Re: The History of Ringo

and the Walt Rollins' Ringo was sold by Ireland Magic in 1967
by Philippe Billot
December 21st, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The History of Ringo
Replies: 19
Views: 1337

Re: The History of Ringo

Excerpt from Genii October 1971, page 29 Ringo-Rollins-Rogers By Mike Rogers In this “quickie” two rings are placed on a ribbon and then held in the closed hand while the ribbon ends remain in full view. One of the rings magically releases itself. Inspiration for (this effect came from the effect ca...
by Philippe Billot
November 25th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is THE Expert on Self-Working Magic?
Replies: 49
Views: 2288

Re: Who is THE Expert on Self-Working Magic?

Jack Shalom wrote:A trick with a Double Lift counts as a self-worker?


Yes ! No need for gimmick. Totally impromptu.

And Clive write page 152 about the double lift :

"I would suggest, if you are a beginner, that you should not attempt this number until you are more expert in the handling of cards."
by Philippe Billot
November 25th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dan Garrett's Underhanded Overhand Shuffle
Replies: 12
Views: 1210

Re: Dan Garrett's Underhanded Overhand Shuffle

If you look for Dan Garrett's Shuffle, it's in Stan Allen Magic, Vol. 5, no. 11, july 1996, page 72.
by Philippe Billot
November 24th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: sanwich efect finised with all cards betwen the 2 kings
Replies: 10
Views: 1066

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

Thank you.

Let's say the gag in Walton's book That Certain Something (1976) is the premise which inspired Bannon.

Research go on !
by Philippe Billot
November 20th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: sanwich efect finised with all cards betwen the 2 kings
Replies: 10
Views: 1066

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

Yes, in Scams and Fantasies with Cards (2002), page 91 The Last Laugh
by Philippe Billot
November 11th, 2019, 3:33 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Track of a certain card routine
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Track of a certain card routine

Paco Nagata wrote:You are a true encyclopaedia of magic, Philippe!


No, Alas! There are still too many books that I have not read for lack of money!
by Philippe Billot
November 10th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Track of a certain card routine
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Track of a certain card routine

This trick was described in Trucki-Carto-Magia, written by Tamariz & Varela and published in 1970.

And I think that the basic idea come from Martin Gardner or Paul Curry. See The case of the Missing Hat.
by Philippe Billot
November 7th, 2019, 3:45 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Card Ending
Replies: 73
Views: 7223

Re: Ambitious Card Ending

My bad! In the third edition (which is the one I have) Hugard credited most of the sleight to Vernon. Nontheless it's not specified exactly which of them. Hence, the misteries that Philippe Billot is talking about. Excerpt from Racherbaumer's Facsimile number four (1996): CHARLIE MILLER’S MATERIAL ...
by Philippe Billot
November 7th, 2019, 3:32 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Card Ending
Replies: 73
Views: 7223

Re: Ambitious Card Ending

webbmaster wrote:Did anyone say Paul Harris's Color Stunner ?



Isn't it rather a technicolor Triumph? (If you speak about Color Stunner in The Magic of Paul Harris by Jerry Mentzer, published in 1976)
by Philippe Billot
October 24th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The place of Edward Victor in magic history
Replies: 22
Views: 3028

Re: The place of Edward Victor in magic history

It seems that Ed Victor created the impromptu method for "The Magnetic Cards." The effect appeared in "New Era Card Trick" as "Gravity Defied," but not impromptu. It's about keeping ALL the cards spread stuck on the magician's palm. It is quite interesting being able t...
by Philippe Billot
October 14th, 2019, 2:59 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: George Melies' Illusions
Replies: 19
Views: 4849

Re: George Melies' Illusions

by Philippe Billot
October 12th, 2019, 4:38 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking For -- Abstract by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Re: Looking For -- Abstract by Richard Kaufman

Richard Kaufman wrote:Good luck!



Is it your first Lecture Notes, Richard ?

Was it in 1983 or 1984 ?
by Philippe Billot
October 11th, 2019, 5:10 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Who Originated This Card Routine?
Replies: 21
Views: 3133

Re: Who Originated This Card Routine?

Paco Nagata wrote:You must be a really hard worker. I wish you luck! If you have any special difficult passage, paragraph, expresion, etc. I'll be pleased to help you by PM using my poor English.
Anyway, a great book lover like you may not need any help ;-)



Your english is, at least, as good as mine !
by Philippe Billot
October 10th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Who Originated This Card Routine?
Replies: 21
Views: 3133

Re: Who Originated This Card Routine?

Do you know if El Brujo en Sociedad (por D.J. Mieg) has been translate in French or English ? A year late, Philippe. Sorry! But I'm so new in this forum... I'm afraid this book is not translated (yet) as far as I know. But, anyway, if you are specially interested in something about that book, you c...
by Philippe Billot
October 9th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Origins of Miscalling a card
Replies: 9
Views: 1804

Re: Origins of Miscalling a card

Thanks Bill for this reference.

This trick remember me The Card in the Case by Walter Gibson described in Popular Card Tricks published in 1928.
by Philippe Billot
October 9th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Origins of Miscalling a card
Replies: 9
Views: 1804

Re: Origins of Miscalling a card

Here is the conclusion of the trick :

Concluding Observations: This ingenious subtlety of miscalling a card, without showing its face, is a valuable artifice and can be made the basis of many other surprising effects.
by Philippe Billot
October 9th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Origins of Miscalling a card
Replies: 9
Views: 1804

Re: Origins of Miscalling a card

In Greater Magic (1938), William McCaffrey used this subtlety in his trick Card to Pocket II, page 256.
by Philippe Billot
September 9th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?
Replies: 25
Views: 4230

Re: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?

Vernon had a trick with a Stacked Deck in Dai Vernon's Further Inner Secrets of Magic (1961)
See Matching Any Number of Cards, page 71.
by Philippe Billot
September 5th, 2019, 2:40 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 82
Views: 9577

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

I read that Houdini used a double-back card and a double turnover to accomplish the feat. There are several descriptions in print with much overlap around the use of a gaff and the card being placed second from the top. Looking at the matter as potential history rather than lore - When was the firs...
by Philippe Billot
September 4th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 82
Views: 9577

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

Jack Shalom wrote:
In both accounts, Ben's and Vernon's, the card is placed second from the top, not in the middle.


Is it possible he was using the Depth Illusion?


Impossible! The Tilt was created by my great grand father in 1875 (and he has jealously keep it for him, of course!).
by Philippe Billot
August 26th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The place of Edward Victor in magic history
Replies: 22
Views: 3028

Re: The place of Edward Victor in magic history

Let's take this opportunity to pay tribute to our beloved Big Chief who had the joly good idea to re-publish The Magic of the Hands Trilogy in 1995.
by Philippe Billot
August 25th, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The place of Edward Victor in magic history
Replies: 22
Views: 3028

Re: The place of Edward Victor in magic history

On the other hand, Edward Victor described a Convincing Control BEFORE Edward Marlo!!!
by Philippe Billot
August 25th, 2019, 4:04 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The place of Edward Victor in magic history
Replies: 22
Views: 3028

Re: The place of Edward Victor in magic history

Excerpt from The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley (written by Stephen Minch), Tome 1, 1991, page 26. "When Mr. Elmsley published his count, he cited Edward Victor's E-Y-E count and a false count devised by Eric de la Mare (see p. 232) as important sources for elements of the sequence (the block ...
by Philippe Billot
August 25th, 2019, 2:12 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The place of Edward Victor in magic history
Replies: 22
Views: 3028

Re: The place of Edward Victor in magic history

Eleven Card Trick (1951) is an excellent (and now classic) trick CREATED by Edward Victor. "My Rope Routine" (1937) is an ORIGINAL cut and restored rope mystery by Edward Victor but a" three as four count " was described in 1910 by Ellis Stanyon and the Tilt (or "Deepth Illu...
by Philippe Billot
August 24th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with a glimpse reference please
Replies: 7
Views: 1529

Re: Help with a glimpse reference please

I haven't the english edition, I have just the french translation. I have tried to deduce the page compared to the french edition but if you have the first edition, I think your page is correct. The glimpse is described in the trick entitled Do As I Do. I can't give you advices because I don't pract...
by Philippe Billot
August 23rd, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with a glimpse reference please
Replies: 7
Views: 1529

Re: Help with a glimpse reference please

I made a mistake. It's not page 35, it's in the trick Do As i Do, page 150.
by Philippe Billot
August 23rd, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with a glimpse reference please
Replies: 7
Views: 1529

Re: Help with a glimpse reference please

George Kaplan described a glimpse of that kind in his book The Fine Art of Magic (1948).

It can only be done with the left hand so you can look at the index.

See page 35
by Philippe Billot
August 22nd, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who invented this control?
Replies: 13
Views: 2346

Re: Who invented this control?

Thanks everybody !

All these informations are interesting but give no "key" for the creator.

It seems Scalbert was the originator of "Sunken Key" in the 50s

I continue the research
by Philippe Billot
August 21st, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who invented this control?
Replies: 13
Views: 2346

Re: Who invented this control?

Pete McCabe wrote:I've also seen this kind of thing called a "Floating Key", so that might be worth looking for also.


I think you read this in a book (or magazine) by Karl Fulves but I don't remember which one.

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