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by Philippe Billot
June 23rd, 2016, 11:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic in the Mission:Impossible TV Series
Replies: 8
Views: 2089

Re: Magic in the Mission:Impossible TV Series

I remember an episode in which all the cards are blank and they can "project (?)" every card or change every card but there is a pseudo explanation
by Philippe Billot
June 23rd, 2016, 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Joy of Slum Magic
Replies: 56
Views: 12151

Re: The Joy of Slum Magic

There is an old trick taught in Ed Marlo's Arcade Dreams (written by Jon Racherbaumer) which I have never seen for sale. I don't have the book in front of me - but it sort of combined the Buddha Papers with the Princess Card Trick principle. Such that a card thought of would disappear and then reap...
by Philippe Billot
June 7th, 2016, 6:41 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: UNUSUAL OUT OF THIS WORLD
Replies: 47
Views: 15428

Re: UNUSUAL OUT OF THIS WORLD

An unusual Out Of This World?

World Class by J.K Hartman, Card Craft, page 386, 1991.

An unusual METHOD?

Subconscious by Ed Marlo, The Gen, no 3, sept 1959, page 82.

It seems that Robert Harbin had a method but I can't find it. Who know where it was published?

Thank in advance.
by Philippe Billot
April 22nd, 2016, 5:23 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Let's Discuss Ed Massey's Ribbon Fantastique & Other Versions
Replies: 4
Views: 2198

Re: Let's Discuss Ed Massey's Ribbon Fantastique & Other Versions

Send me an email at trantor1950@noos.fr and I'll send you the file because I don't know how to do directly.
by Philippe Billot
April 22nd, 2016, 12:42 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Let's Discuss Ed Massey's Ribbon Fantastique & Other Versions
Replies: 4
Views: 2198

Re: Let's Discuss Ed Massey's Ribbon Fantastique & Other Versions

Is the principle used in The Marvelous Blocks by Ed Massey described in The Sphinx, Vol. 46, no 1, March 1947 the same as in Ribbon Fantastique ?
by Philippe Billot
April 8th, 2016, 4:01 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 22911

Re: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick

You can find Ken Brooke's The Dutch Looper explained by Lewis Ganson in The Gen, Vol. 13, no 11, March 1958, page 325.
by Philippe Billot
March 27th, 2016, 4:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magical effect just after splitting
Replies: 6
Views: 1797

Re: Magical effect just after splitting

The most popular is Splitting the Arrow by Robin Hood but I'm not sure it's a magic trick !
by Philippe Billot
March 25th, 2016, 10:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A novel ring trick from 1893
Replies: 7
Views: 3110

Re: A novel ring trick from 1893

This trick (or puzzle) was also described in 1873 in the book What Shall We Do Tonight by Leger D. Mayne (Legerdemain), page 95 under the title The Mysterious Release.
by Philippe Billot
February 23rd, 2016, 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: help finding a trick/instructions for a trick
Replies: 4
Views: 1941

Re: help finding a trick/instructions for a trick

If the trick is from Sam Schwartz and was first marketed in 1973, you can find the explanation in the book Sam's The Magic of Sam Schwartz published in 2003 and written by Allen Zingg.
by Philippe Billot
February 20th, 2016, 4:29 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: And the 2016 equivalent would be ... ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1490

Re: And the 2016 equivalent would be ... ?

Bravo! Good memory. "A week ago I was up in the library playing chess with Ray Grismer when Bill Larsen walked in and asked me to go with him to one of the dining rooms to meet some friends. When I walked into the room there seated at a table were Johnny Carson, Dick Cavett, and Orson Welles. J...
by Philippe Billot
February 10th, 2016, 3:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past
Replies: 65
Views: 20453

Re: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past

"Another is 'Impossible Penetration'. Although I am not sure who to credit for this trick?"


There is an Ad for this trick in The Linking Ring, Vol. 67, no 1, January 1987, page 6. It's credited to Clarence Miller
by Philippe Billot
January 30th, 2016, 12:07 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Quiz of the day
Replies: 7
Views: 2624

Re: Quiz of the day

"Au temps pour moi", Jean-Jacques, it's Moonraker.

I made a confusion because in Goldfinger, there is also trickery with cards in the game of canasta.

In Moonraker, it's the game of Bridge.
by Philippe Billot
January 30th, 2016, 11:03 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Quiz of the day
Replies: 7
Views: 2624

Re: Quiz of the day

A funny thing. When the french translator has to translate : "he practised the vital Mechanic’s Grip", as he doesn't know what is a Mechanic Grip, translate by "la prise du mécanicien" instead of "la tenue mécanique". I was very young when I read that but I remember it ...
by Philippe Billot
January 27th, 2016, 4:30 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Review of Card Craft?
Replies: 9
Views: 6953

Re: Review of Card Craft?

Reviewed by T.A. Waters in Genii, Vol. 55, No 6, april 1992, page 418
by Philippe Billot
December 27th, 2015, 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mind, Myth & Magick by T.A. Waters
Replies: 7
Views: 3228

Re: Mind, Myth & Magick by T.A. Waters

This book has 800 pages because it's a compilation of 21 booklets : NEW THOUGHTS FOR OLD - 1979 CERBERUS - 1981 TRIONIC - 1981 OMNIMANCY - 1981 PSYCHOMETRY - 1981 SCRYPT - 1981 DECKALOGUE - 1982 GRYMWYR - 1982 OCTASM - 1982 MINDSCRIPT 1 - 1983 MINDSCRIPT 2 - 1983 MINDSCRIPT 3 - 1983 PSYCHL - 1983 CA...
by Philippe Billot
December 3rd, 2015, 3:07 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Origin of the Slot Coin Box?
Replies: 9
Views: 2927

Re: Origin of the Slot Coin Box?

The Shamrock Cup appears in 1995.

The trick with the longer tube seems to come from Holland (as said in Conjuring Credits) and in France some magicians remember that this tube comes from Holland but don't remember the name of the trick nor the year.
by Philippe Billot
December 2nd, 2015, 4:15 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Origin of the Slot Coin Box?
Replies: 9
Views: 2927

Re: Origin of the Slot Coin Box?

Here is a reference.

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

David applied the principle for an Okito box but it seems that George Blacke marketed a trick in 1949 entitled Super Pass Coins but I'm not sure 100%.

If you can contact a collector...
by Philippe Billot
December 1st, 2015, 2:19 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: MacDonald's Aces Handlings
Replies: 54
Views: 16269

Re: MacDonald's Aces Handlings

Thank for this reference.

There is also Marlo's Aces in New Tops, Vol. 5, december 1965 in which you can show face AND back of the Aces but no Poker theme.
by Philippe Billot
November 30th, 2015, 1:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: MacDonald's Aces Handlings
Replies: 54
Views: 16269

Re: MacDonald's Aces Handlings

Four players and five cards each
by Philippe Billot
November 30th, 2015, 1:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: MacDonald's Aces Handlings
Replies: 54
Views: 16269

Re: MacDonald's Aces Handlings

T. Page Wright had this approach in his book Page Wright's Notebook (1933) with his routine One Armed Poker.
by Philippe Billot
November 30th, 2015, 4:38 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: MacDonald's Aces Handlings
Replies: 54
Views: 16269

Re: MacDonald's Aces Handlings

Yes, it is.
by Philippe Billot
November 30th, 2015, 2:46 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: MacDonald's Aces Handlings
Replies: 54
Views: 16269

Re: MacDonald's Aces Handlings

I appreciate The Olram Aces (1979) by Jon Racherbaumer. Why? Because he explains (in his inimitable style) why his version is good. Ace High (1947) by Daley & Horowith is also a good routine. Why? Because you have a borrowed deck and at the end all is clean. A Dream of Aces (1993) by Gary Ouelle...
by Philippe Billot
November 26th, 2015, 5:27 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Source for this peek
Replies: 16
Views: 8058

Re: Source for this peek

Thank Max.

Tele Tact is in New Jinx, vol 01, no 11, March 1963, page 45

and Charles H. Miller trick entitled This and That is in Linking Ring, Vol. 50, no 10, Oct 1970, page 60
by Philippe Billot
November 25th, 2015, 5:32 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Source for this peek
Replies: 16
Views: 8058

Re: Source for this peek

Thank Jon.

The impromptu Peek Deck in The Gen, Vol 15 no 3, July 1959, is ingenious
by Philippe Billot
November 25th, 2015, 10:36 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Source for this peek
Replies: 16
Views: 8058

Re: Source for this peek

Done.

Thank in advance
by Philippe Billot
November 25th, 2015, 1:50 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Source for this peek
Replies: 16
Views: 8058

Re: Source for this peek

Damned! Shame on me!
by Philippe Billot
November 24th, 2015, 4:56 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Source for this peek
Replies: 16
Views: 8058

Re: Source for this peek

Yes Bill, that's what Bill Mullins made reference: The DeLand's Dollar Deck marketed in 1913 in which each card has two marks, its name and the name of the card above.
Thank for your help just as Richard help.
by Philippe Billot
November 24th, 2015, 2:48 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Source for this peek
Replies: 16
Views: 8058

Re: Source for this peek

OK. Thanks a lot for these informations.
by Philippe Billot
November 23rd, 2015, 6:54 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Source for this peek
Replies: 16
Views: 8058

Source for this peek

Who had the idea to write the name of the card on the back of the card which follows so that you know the card peeks by the spectator after a riffle peek? (In view of my english, I hope my explanation is understandable!)
I would like the first reference if it's possible.
Thank in advance.
by Philippe Billot
November 19th, 2015, 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a trick
Replies: 7
Views: 2082

Re: Looking for a trick

The original was a marketed trick by Bob Hummer, entitled The Mindreader's Dream and published in 1952.
It seems the idea of a blank deck was by Mitch Dyszel but I have no reference to propose.
by Philippe Billot
November 19th, 2015, 3:00 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Early Assembly
Replies: 7
Views: 5887

Re: Early Assembly

IT IS "Real Gone Aces" by Ed Marlo and you can find the original in New Phoenix no 338, april 1956, page 160.
by Philippe Billot
November 9th, 2015, 12:17 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Question RE: Ed Marlo's MINT
Replies: 9
Views: 2494

Re: Question RE: Ed Marlo's MINT

I think there is another reason because I have all the New Tops and I have composed a third volume of 230 pages which starts in Fev 1980 and ends in December 1991.

May be the first two volumes were not profitable?
by Philippe Billot
November 9th, 2015, 2:27 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Question RE: Ed Marlo's MINT
Replies: 9
Views: 2494

Re: Question RE: Ed Marlo's MINT

Is it for that reason that MINT III was not printed?
by Philippe Billot
November 4th, 2015, 3:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a trick
Replies: 7
Views: 2082

Re: Looking for a trick

Thank you very much.

So we can find the trick in Magic, Vol. 12, no 4, december 2003, page 97.
by Philippe Billot
November 4th, 2015, 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a trick
Replies: 7
Views: 2082

Re: Looking for a trick

See for instance Cardician's Dream, page 130 of The Cardician by Ed Marlo (1953) which seems to be one of the first version of this effect. Actually, someone has found a new finish in which, after naming the think card, the magician shows that the deck is blank. If someone can tell me who is the cre...
by Philippe Billot
September 23rd, 2015, 12:54 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum
Replies: 96
Views: 42088

Re: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum

If you read Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond by Stephen Minch (2009), you have the first version from 1942; there is only the Joker switch and you have to count mentally. It's in Genii, Vol. 7, no. 1, september 1942 that Milbourne Christopher gives the idea of marking the joker. See Even Further Out of th...
by Philippe Billot
September 10th, 2015, 2:41 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Robert-Houdin books
Replies: 16
Views: 3464

Re: Robert-Houdin books

To be objective, you have to read : Where Houdini was Wrong by Maurice Sardina (1950) translate par Victor Farelli Houdini's "Unmasking": Fact vs. Fiction by Jean Hugard (1957) All about Torini is a fiction but it was common, at that time, to romanticize his life. I know of no magician who...
by Philippe Billot
September 9th, 2015, 4:25 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Robert-Houdin books
Replies: 16
Views: 3464

Re: Robert-Houdin books

You have a link here to get the book in english :

http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia ... ert-Houdin
by Philippe Billot
September 9th, 2015, 4:19 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Robert-Houdin books
Replies: 16
Views: 3464

Robert-Houdin, himself, page 46 in his book Confidences d'un prestidigitateur, published in 1858, explains that he wants to buy the book Traité d'horlogerie by Berthoud and the seller makes a mistake and gives him Amusements des sciences. Translate in english as Memoirs of Robert-Houdin in 1859 by L...

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