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by Edwin Corrie
April 16th, 2010, 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for all published info on Card Warp
Replies: 165
Views: 37516

Re: Looking for all published info on Card Warp

Jonathan, Philippe asked about the "Kaufman item" but you haven't told us what it is. It sounds like Ben Harris' "Dimensional Relativity", and the concept seems to me to be quite different from Card Warp.
by Edwin Corrie
April 3rd, 2010, 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Marlo/Jennings Credit
Replies: 6
Views: 1897

Re: Marlo/Jennings Credit

I can't check the date or exact reference at the moment but there are a couple of methods by Alex Elmsley in his Collected Works.
by Edwin Corrie
March 9th, 2010, 9:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Credit for Two-Card Transpo with Duplicate Card
Replies: 20
Views: 1657

Re: Credit for Two-Card Transpo with Duplicate Card

Guyot's trick starts with the 7H on the face of the deck, followed by the KS, and with a duplicate KS on the top. You show the 7H, glide it back and place the KS on the table. Shuffle the duplicate to the bottom, display it and do another glide to place the 7H on the table. Show the transposition to...
by Edwin Corrie
March 5th, 2010, 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a trick I had as a kid
Replies: 19
Views: 3931

Re: Looking for a trick I had as a kid

Merci!
by Edwin Corrie
March 5th, 2010, 1:09 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: graduation thesis
Replies: 7
Views: 1927

Re: graduation thesis

This is not really my field (though showing a few odd tricks to my two small daughters is often an interesting experience), but in case no one else mentions it I can direct you to David Kaye's books and lecture notes, which seem to be quite authoritative: http://www.sillymagic.com/printedMaterial.ht...
by Edwin Corrie
March 5th, 2010, 3:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a trick I had as a kid
Replies: 19
Views: 3931

Re: Looking for a trick I had as a kid

This trick was patented in France in january 4th 1954 by Jean Elambert. FR1049916 Dispositif d'escamotage et d'amusement The impossible location is a set of shell-like containers secured by rubber bands. Presumably that's what the patent examiner considered to be "novel and inventive" in ...
by Edwin Corrie
March 4th, 2010, 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a trick I had as a kid
Replies: 19
Views: 3931

Re: Looking for a trick I had as a kid

Ah, okay. I guess I shouldn't have said it was "probably" the Tenyo one and assumed it was the first version. Yes, the Tenyo model had a safety pin on the slide, and the handkerchief was gaffed for the vanish of the coin. Come to think of it, there was another very ingenious Tenyo item cal...
by Edwin Corrie
March 4th, 2010, 4:42 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Larry Jennings' Ambitious Classic
Replies: 52
Views: 7931

Re: Larry Jennings' Ambitious Classic

Tom Stone referred above (January 2003) to Con-Sequence from Phil Goldstein's book "Focus", which is interesting because it's a version in which the back colour of the last card changes, rather than the face. But the book also says the effect was inspired by Hamman's Amorphous Ace and an u...
by Edwin Corrie
March 4th, 2010, 4:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a trick I had as a kid
Replies: 19
Views: 3931

Re: Looking for a trick I had as a kid

It sounds a lot like Tenyo's Penetro Coin, which was one of my first tricks too (late 60s or early 70s): http://www.tenyoworld.co.uk/Tenyogallery2/penetrocoin.jpg If you got it in the 60s it was probably the Tenyo version as that seems to have come out around 1969 or before ( http://www.tenyo.co.jp/...
by Edwin Corrie
March 2nd, 2010, 7:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Larry Jennings' Ambitious Classic
Replies: 52
Views: 7931

Re: Larry Jennings' Ambitious Classic

I haven't seen his L&L DVDs and so don't know if it's the same as the Ambitious Classic Revisited previously mentioned in this thread, but James Swain has a nice version of the Jennings routine in "Don't Blink", called Family Circus.
by Edwin Corrie
February 18th, 2010, 8:19 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: An Early Book Test
Replies: 6
Views: 1382

Re: An Early Book Test

In "From Witchcraft to Card Tricks" (page 7) Stephen Minch says there is "evidence to show that book tests were being done as early as the fourth century C.E.". He mentions reports by St. Augustine and also earlier exposs by Lucian and Saint Hippolytus of methods for reading seal...
by Edwin Corrie
February 5th, 2010, 7:38 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: The Topsy-Turvy Cards from Royal Road
Replies: 14
Views: 4228

Re: The Topsy-Turvy Cards from Royal Road

Bonjour Philippe,
Avec plaisir. Maybe you could do another one of your excellent articles on www.artefake.com about the history of the Topsy Turvy Cards. And then publish the whole series as a book...
by Edwin Corrie
February 4th, 2010, 3:35 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: The Topsy-Turvy Cards from Royal Road
Replies: 14
Views: 4228

Re: The Topsy-Turvy Cards from Royal Road

This reverse (can't remember now if it's the sideways version or the end-for-end version) is described in The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley Vol. 2 as part of the trick "Jubilee". The references given are Hatton and Plate (Magician's Tricks and How they are Done) and Neal Elias/Bert Fenn ...
by Edwin Corrie
November 17th, 2009, 8:42 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Penetrating Matches
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Re: Penetrating Matches

In "Martin Gardner Presents" Mr. Gardner said the trick had previously been described in many books, so it must be just the handling that is his. It's in Jules d'Hotel's "Magic with Small Apparatus" and so may have been taken from one of the old French magazines. There was a mark...
by Edwin Corrie
June 2nd, 2009, 7:52 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Il Manuale del Prestigiatore (book) - looking for information
Replies: 0
Views: 554

Il Manuale del Prestigiatore (book) - looking for information

I bought a book at the weekend and was wondering if anyone might be able to provide some information about it. First of all, it's in Italian. The title is "Il manuale del prestigiatore", and it's a 2008 reprint by KeyBook (Hoepli) of a much older book, with 395 pages plus annexes, but unfo...
by Edwin Corrie
December 16th, 2008, 3:57 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help me recall a John Bannon (?) effect
Replies: 18
Views: 2621

Re: Help me recall a John Bannon (?) effect

Magicbar's description sounds like Roy Walton's "Pinkerton's Ladies", from an early issue of Penumbra magazine, and I think David Britland may have had something similar with two jacks that was published online somewhere. The progressive sandwich idea is also found in Larry Jennings' "...
by Edwin Corrie
December 12th, 2008, 3:22 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ganson Teach-In Series
Replies: 18
Views: 3947

Re: Ganson Teach-In Series

It looks like my list is complete for the "Teach-In" series (now I just have to get my hands on "The Sympathetic Silks" book)... There's one for sale here: http://illusionsolution.com/index.php If you enter ["Will Ayling" "Knowing the"] as a search string in ...
by Edwin Corrie
December 11th, 2008, 6:29 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ganson Teach-In Series
Replies: 18
Views: 3947

Re: Ganson Teach-In Series

Supreme's 1986 Indexed Catalogue for Books and Publications (Part 2) gives a full list of all 17 Teach-Ins and 3 Know-Hows, which were apparently the same size and format as the Teach-Ins. It says: "Will Ayling took on the mantle of his friend Lewis Ganson to continue the [Teach-In] series unde...
by Edwin Corrie
December 7th, 2008, 1:16 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Rag Pictures-Performers, Equipment
Replies: 7
Views: 2170

Re: Rag Pictures-Performers, Equipment

Not my field at all, but for some reason I used to have the Will Goldston book ("How to Make Sand, Smoke, and Rag Pictures"). There's a picture of it here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.martinka.net/martinka/auction/APPrintItem.asp?ID=466">http://www.martinka.net/martinka/...
by Edwin Corrie
September 10th, 2008, 8:35 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: How to fold an Origami Magic Rose Cube
Replies: 4
Views: 9877

Re: How to fold an Origami Magic Rose Cube

Back at home and I can see the video now. I should have waited before posting but wanted to mention the credit while the thread was still alive. Valerie Vann was not happy when unauthorised diagrams (instructions) for her Rose Cube started appearing when the model first came out a few years ago. Not...
by Edwin Corrie
September 10th, 2008, 8:17 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 15862

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

Was it ever called "The Dutch Looper" before Ken's routine? I always thought that bit of B.S. was his. In "Ken Brooke's Magic - The Unique Years" he says it's an old principle and that he himself had been doing it since he was nine. Apparently the "Dutch Looper" thing ...
by Edwin Corrie
September 10th, 2008, 7:01 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: How to fold an Origami Magic Rose Cube
Replies: 4
Views: 9877

Re: How to fold an Origami Magic Rose Cube

The page linked to on the Instructables site doesn't seem to give any credit. I'm at work now and can't view the video, so I don't know if the creator's name is mentioned, but for the record the official instructions for Valerie Vann's Magic Rose Cube are available on DVD here: http://store.origamid...
by Edwin Corrie
August 11th, 2008, 4:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dingle/Walton Oil and Water
Replies: 30
Views: 4813

Re: Dingle/Walton Oil and Water

The first part of Oil and Vinegar is a refined handling of "Oil and Water" in "The Magic World of Stewart Judah" (1966).
by Edwin Corrie
August 4th, 2008, 3:13 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who first published the all red cards blowoff finale in an oil and water routine?
Replies: 7
Views: 2482

Re: Who first published the all red cards blowoff finale in an oil and water routine?

In "Alchemy" the idea is that you are showing how alchemists used to turn base metals (black cards) into gold (red cards).
by Edwin Corrie
August 3rd, 2008, 8:15 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who first published the all red cards blowoff finale in an oil and water routine?
Replies: 7
Views: 2482

Re: Who first published the all red cards blowoff finale in an oil and water routine?

David Britland had a nice red-black effect called "Alchemy" in New Talon Vol. 1 No. 3 (1987), in which black cards placed between red ones change one by one to red cards, leaving you with all red cards at the end. He says it was based on an idea that appeared in Fulves' Notes from Undergro...
by Edwin Corrie
May 20th, 2008, 7:52 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Where to go in Paris?
Replies: 12
Views: 5113

Re: Where to go in Paris?

The link Mats Kjellstrom gave above is useful: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.virtualmagie.com/">http://www.virtualmagie.com/</a><!-- m --> Click on "Boutiques" for magic shop addresses. I used to like Paris Magic (Guy Lore), though it's been a while since I was there. The ...
by Edwin Corrie
May 10th, 2008, 6:03 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: The Modern Conjuror
Replies: 9
Views: 3463

Re: The Modern Conjuror

I recently got the third edition from 1922, and according to that the first and second editions were published in 1903 and 1911. The 1922 edition is fairly small with simple blue covers, but I remember seeing another copy once which I think had green covers and was a bit more luxurious - maybe that ...
by Edwin Corrie
March 4th, 2008, 8:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Swindle Cut Aces
Replies: 54
Views: 9752

Re: Swindle Cut Aces

Originally posted by Pete McCabe: Isn't there a move where you appear to put the four aces spread out in a face-down fan, but really the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th aces all go directly below the first one, but arranged to look like they're going in at different places? I know I've seen pictures of this, alt...
by Edwin Corrie
February 5th, 2008, 8:00 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Paper match penetration
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: Paper match penetration

This was sold as Dr. B. Zola's Penetrating Matches, though I'm sure it was also in a book somewhere. I bought it secondhand a while back - it's quite an old trick.
by Edwin Corrie
January 29th, 2008, 12:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1
Replies: 262
Views: 68939

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1

Originally posted by Jim Maloney: The Vernon Chronicles explicitly states that the cut was created by Vernon and shown to Rakinakis, who then adopted it for himself. The posts here about the Cervon notebooks, however, indicate that the entry in the notebooks list it as the "Rakinakis Cut"...
by Edwin Corrie
January 28th, 2008, 12:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Elmsley Count three cards as four?
Replies: 21
Views: 3235

Re: Elmsley Count three cards as four?

Philippe is right about the Stanyon Count, though the only reference I can find at the moment is "Card College" Vol. 3, page 621, where it gives a brief description and refers you the Elmsley Count in Volume 2. The Jerry Mentzer book mentioned above talks about the 3-as-4 count as a varian...
by Edwin Corrie
January 21st, 2008, 4:14 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Karl Fulves on David Regal and the Sliding Shell
Replies: 27
Views: 10069

Re: Karl Fulves on David Regal and the Sliding Shell

Just to keep this sub-thread going: Allan Ackerman has several versions of the Gemini Twins in "Las Vegas Kardma", and he credits Martin Gardner but says that according to Marlo the idea goes back to even before Al Baker. Al Baker has two similar tricks - one is Twin Souls (the first effec...
by Edwin Corrie
January 21st, 2008, 12:17 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Anyone know the name of this effect?
Replies: 32
Views: 4704

Re: Anyone know the name of this effect?

Faulty Follower (sold by Harry Stanley and with Ken Brooke's name on it) also uses the gaff, making it a no-sleight version of Vernon's Variant. What I'm not sure of is the difference between the original FF and the Ken de Courcy routine.
by Edwin Corrie
January 18th, 2008, 7:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Anyone know the name of this effect?
Replies: 32
Views: 4704

Re: Anyone know the name of this effect?

This was marketed in England as "The Faulty Follower", and there is a more recent one by Ken de Courcy called "The Ultimate Faulty Follower", which is still widely available (just do a Google search). Not sure what is different about it - possibly just the patter and the fact tha...
by Edwin Corrie
March 7th, 2006, 12:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for all published info on Card Warp
Replies: 165
Views: 37516

Re: Looking for all published info on Card Warp

If you're interested in "related" effects, I just stumbled across one called "Tearable" in the April 1983 Apocalypse, by Paul Sorrentino and Mark Lefler, in which you show a Card-Warp-style tear in the long edge of a card and then cause it to move to the short edge and back. The ...
by Edwin Corrie
March 6th, 2006, 11:47 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Forgotten Family
Replies: 11
Views: 927

Re: The Forgotten Family

Sorry, but the only information I have is what is on that web page. I did manage to find another page that says exactly the same thing in English - "materials of Heller, Bosco, LeRoy, Goldin, Cazaneuve, Vanek, Dobler, Okito, Blitz, Dante, Herrmann, Chung Ling Soo, Thurston, Blackstone and thous...
by Edwin Corrie
March 6th, 2006, 12:21 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Boldfinger/Peter Kane
Replies: 12
Views: 4104

Re: Boldfinger/Peter Kane

Peter Kane's Finger Impaler seems to be back on the market:
http://www.magicbox.uk.com/exec.php/pro ... ail/00117/
by Edwin Corrie
March 1st, 2006, 2:14 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Boldfinger/Peter Kane
Replies: 12
Views: 4104

Re: Boldfinger/Peter Kane

Joe Rindfleisch uses the same basic principle from Peter Kane's Finga Flinga in one phase of a zig-zag finger effect called Illusion Card in "Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 2".
by Edwin Corrie
March 1st, 2006, 1:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for all published info on Card Warp
Replies: 165
Views: 37516

Re: Looking for all published info on Card Warp

David Britland's superb "Tearing a Lady in Two" (Martin Breese, 1983) is perhaps a distant relative of Card Warp, using a similar idea to achieve a different effect. The manuscript mentions Card Warp and says that the torn and restored effect was devised as a solution to a problem posed by...
by Edwin Corrie
February 28th, 2006, 2:25 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Forgotten Family
Replies: 11
Views: 927

Re: The Forgotten Family

I don't know if it will help much, but I found this page with a link to something about Vanek: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://buvesz.lap.hu/">http://buvesz.lap.hu/</a><!-- m --> Also this, which says that David Copperfield has some items relating to him in his private museum: <!-- m --><...

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