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by Philippe Billot
May 25th, 2020, 1:49 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 87
Views: 3482

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

I found that a french magician named DURATY described a solution without Hamman Count or glide in his book Frissons Magiques (Magic Thrills) published in 1980. It's very easy and ingenious. Please describe the outline of his approach?? At the moment I'm wondering about adding the wild card to the p...
by Philippe Billot
May 25th, 2020, 1:42 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 87
Views: 3482

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

I'm pretty sure that the Racherbaumer book has a routine at the end called the 'Dealer's Delight' or somesuch, which has no sleights in it at all. It's years since I've read the book; can anyone confirm? The routine with "no sleight at all" is Taming the Wild Card described first in New T...
by Philippe Billot
May 24th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 87
Views: 3482

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

I found that a french magician named DURATY described a solution without Hamman Count or glide in his book Frissons Magiques (Magic Thrills) published in 1980. It's very easy and ingenious.
by Philippe Billot
May 23rd, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 87
Views: 3482

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

Or you can use Racherbaumer's idea. See Taming the Wild Card in New Tops, september 1991
by Philippe Billot
May 22nd, 2020, 2:53 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: RCT back in stock?
Replies: 13
Views: 3336

Re: RCT back in stock?

aofl wrote:Speaking of RCT, wasn't Magic, Inc. going to do a trilogy of Marlo books? There's RCT, Cardially Yours, and ... ?


I think you are speaking about The Cardmagic of Edward Marlo which collect his last three Lecture Notes.

It was published by L&L Publishing in 1993.
by Philippe Billot
May 21st, 2020, 4:01 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Buster and Magic
Replies: 7
Views: 2782

Re: Buster and Magic

In this movie, I (as a French) understand better the american accent than the actual accent.
by Philippe Billot
May 20th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lookig for David Regal card trick
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Lookig for David Regal card trick

Exactly but the book was published in 1962
by Philippe Billot
May 20th, 2020, 5:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Looking for Surviving Relatives of Alton Sharpe
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: Looking for Surviving Relatives of Alton Sharpe

Have you read this?

https://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.ph ... ton_Sharpe

His real name was Jack Conrad Brown.
by Philippe Billot
May 20th, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lookig for David Regal card trick
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Lookig for David Regal card trick

See Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 5, no. 2, juillet 1947, page 331, The Little Wonder Thought Projector by Clayton Rawson;

Let you discover what kind of "projector" Rawson used ...
by Philippe Billot
May 19th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Swindle Cut Aces
Replies: 72
Views: 11580

Re: Swindle Cut Aces

In his book Unexpected Card Book published in 1974, Marlo described a version named Another Spectator Cuts the Aces in which the spectator used the Cut Deeper Force (without his knowledge, obviously!)
by Philippe Billot
May 19th, 2020, 1:42 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Swindle Cut Aces
Replies: 72
Views: 11580

Re: Swindle Cut Aces

Philippe Billot wrote:Bob,

Please, what is your reference for 1952?



I find it. You send it to me in 2011. Thanks again.
by Philippe Billot
May 18th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Swindle Cut Aces
Replies: 72
Views: 11580

Re: Swindle Cut Aces

Bob,

Please, what is your reference for 1952?
by Philippe Billot
May 18th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Swindle Cut Aces
Replies: 72
Views: 11580

Re: Swindle Cut Aces

https://www.conjuringcredits.com/doku.p ... ces_ruse&s[]=faro&s[]=controlled&s[]=miracles

Conjuring Credits, as usual, makes a good job, except Neal Elias who was not mentionned
by Philippe Billot
May 12th, 2020, 2:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Yann Frisch & The French New Wave?
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Yann Frisch & The French New Wave?

Raphaël Navarro

If you understand French, see here :

https://www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/ ... _3246.html

Yann Frisch came from "Circus School"
by Philippe Billot
May 11th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garcia Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2565

Re: Frank Garcia Books

I discover a funny thing. In Hugard's Magic Monthly, Do you know from who is the trick described just before Quadruple Coincidence by George Engel ?

It's A Penny for your Thought by ... Frank Garcia.

What a coincidence!
by Philippe Billot
May 11th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garcia Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2565

Re: Frank Garcia Books

In The Linking Ring, Vol. 42, no. 9, september 1962, Ward the Wizard proposed Quadruple Do As I Do which is the same trick as Three in a Million PLUS another coincidence (Spect and Magi cut the same numbers of cards). Do you think Fred Kaps show also his trick to Ward the Wizard one year before Fran...
by Philippe Billot
May 10th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo's Reverse Drop Sleight
Replies: 34
Views: 1345

Re: Marlo's Reverse Drop Sleight

I see. Like all lawyers, you are very careful...
by Philippe Billot
May 10th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo's Reverse Drop Sleight
Replies: 34
Views: 1345

Re: Marlo's Reverse Drop Sleight

I suspect you are making a joke
by Philippe Billot
May 10th, 2020, 5:57 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo's Reverse Drop Sleight
Replies: 34
Views: 1345

Re: Marlo's Reverse Drop Sleight

Zig Zagger wrote:I would translate this smiley as "Oh, I'm surprised about that!" :o


Ah ? (in french in the text... :D )
by Philippe Billot
May 10th, 2020, 4:31 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo's Reverse Drop Sleight
Replies: 34
Views: 1345

Re: Marlo's Reverse Drop Sleight

Richard Kaufman wrote:
Philippe Billot wrote:I found a description of the Reverse Drop Sleight in Mental Cases with Cards by Warren Wiersbe published in 1946. See the trick Cardillusion.


:O


I don't know anything about smiley. Could you translate, please
by Philippe Billot
May 9th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo's Reverse Drop Sleight
Replies: 34
Views: 1345

Re: Marlo's Reverse Drop Sleight

I found a description of the Reverse Drop Sleight in Mental Cases with Cards by Warren Wiersbe published in 1946. See the trick Cardillusion.
by Philippe Billot
May 7th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo's Reverse Drop Sleight
Replies: 34
Views: 1345

Re: Marlo's Reverse Drop Sleight

kkelly wrote:bob, I can't locate the description I the carney book. (I know, I should keep looking!) help!



See page 77-78
by Philippe Billot
May 6th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best McDonald's Aces Routine
Replies: 165
Views: 8874

Re: Best McDonald's Aces Routine

Paco Nagata wrote:
Philippe Billot wrote:To be continued

If I were rich I would give you a great prize for your researching work, Philippe.
I appreciate that so much.


If you were rich, I could ask you for money to buy all the books I miss :lol:
by Philippe Billot
May 6th, 2020, 7:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best McDonald's Aces Routine
Replies: 165
Views: 8874

Re: Best McDonald's Aces Routine

U.F. Grant sold the same trick in 1932 under the name Grant's U Do It 4 Ace Trick. You can find it in Greater Magic (1938), page 349. Card Manipulation No. 4 by Jean Hugard was published in 1935 but it's Harold Lloyd (not from Hollywood but England) who give him the trick. Perhaps he created it befo...
by Philippe Billot
May 5th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking For -- Abstract by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 23
Views: 2395

Re: Looking For -- Abstract by Richard Kaufman

NEW Stars of Magic, Vol. 1, no. 12, 1980
by Philippe Billot
May 5th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo's Reverse Drop Sleight
Replies: 34
Views: 1345

Re: Marlo's Reverse Drop Sleight

I have not yet found the Marlo's explanation for this sleight but it seems to me that Marlo was inspired by The Fake Pick Up, described in the review New Tops, Vol. 8, no. 10, from October 1968
by Philippe Billot
May 5th, 2020, 2:57 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking For -- Abstract by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 23
Views: 2395

Re: Looking For -- Abstract by Richard Kaufman

This is what we call "youth masterpieces"
by Philippe Billot
May 5th, 2020, 2:55 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo's Reverse Drop Sleight
Replies: 34
Views: 1345

Re: Marlo's Reverse Drop Sleight

Yes, I remember it but I don't remember in which book Marlo described it.
by Philippe Billot
May 4th, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best McDonald's Aces Routine
Replies: 165
Views: 8874

Re: Best McDonald's Aces Routine

No double faced aces, simply 3 duplicata aces and Roughing Fluid for the trick in The Gen.
by Philippe Billot
May 4th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo's Reverse Drop Sleight
Replies: 34
Views: 1345

Re: Marlo's Reverse Drop Sleight

I have a control, not exactly the same, but you can considere it as a variant.

See Marlo's Magazine, Vol. 5, Bold Card Control, page 324.
by Philippe Billot
May 4th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best McDonald's Aces Routine
Replies: 165
Views: 8874

Re: Best McDonald's Aces Routine

I don't know if it's exactly the same trick but in The Gen, Vol. 23, No 4, August 1967, Stan Lobenstein has a trick entitled Ace's Supreme which look like Flight of The Aces (which is the trick you talk about). Here is the presentation: Performer takes the four Aces out of the deck and gives them to...
by Philippe Billot
May 4th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking For -- Abstract by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 23
Views: 2395

Re: Looking For -- Abstract by Richard Kaufman

Even stronger ! I have found a little book in which Kauman talks about aerobic
by Philippe Billot
May 4th, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking For -- Abstract by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 23
Views: 2395

Re: Looking For -- Abstract by Richard Kaufman

Personally, I haven't Abstract but I am the proud owner of a rarity called Kaufman's Conjuring Omnibus
by Philippe Billot
April 19th, 2020, 5:04 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best McDonald's Aces Routine
Replies: 165
Views: 8874

Re: Best McDonald's Aces Routine

Bob Farmer wrote:Apparently, Karl Fulves has an assembly routine using some blank-face cards. Does anyone have a reference for that? Thank you.


I haven't this reference but Marlo make a suggestion with this in his booklet Those Wild Wild Aces published in 1971.
by Philippe Billot
April 17th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Two-Card Reverse
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Two-Card Reverse

Thanks for bringing attention to this. I read the Lou Gallo book a long time ago and had forgotten about this. It's a nice version of Paul Rosini's Double Reverse from "Rosini's Magic Gems". Eugene Burger has a great handling and presentation in "The Performance of Close Up Magic&quo...
by Philippe Billot
April 17th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: How's Tricks?
Replies: 23
Views: 1677

Re: How's Tricks?

It reminds me The Snap Over Double Lift by Paul LePaul (1949)
by Philippe Billot
April 11th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best McDonald's Aces Routine
Replies: 165
Views: 8874

Re: Best McDonald's Aces Routine

It remember me this: VANISHING ACES THEORY In almost every case where an Ace is supposed to vanish, the handling of the problem is such that the Ace actually does not vanish but rather a different card, other than the ace, takes its place. As an example, let us assume the ace is the bottom card of ...
by Philippe Billot
April 11th, 2020, 3:56 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best McDonald's Aces Routine
Replies: 165
Views: 8874

Re: Best McDonald's Aces Routine

But in 1933, Ralph Hull wrote in More Eye-Openers, speaking about the ace of spades:

"Oh, we will just use this BIG ACE for a leader for the SPOT CARDS"
by Philippe Billot
April 11th, 2020, 3:45 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best McDonald's Aces Routine
Replies: 165
Views: 8874

Re: Best McDonald's Aces Routine

The trick branched into "participate" and "demonstrate" type routines. The "T" formation and then "Jazz Aces" evolved off the "demonstrate" branch. Hi Richard, who started this "master ace" thing with the ace of spades? It seems to refer t...

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