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Cannibal Cards bibliography: request for help

Postby IanLand » December 17th, 2014, 12:01 pm

Many years ago, when dinosaurs ruled the earth (1982 - 1984), I wrote a book on Lin Searles' Cannibal Cards plot. The manuscript was almost finished, a publisher was interested, and then my life went off in other directions, and the book ended up in a box, forgotten.

I found the manuscript recently, and, working through it, it seems to me to be worth reviving and working on.

The manuscript includes a bibliography of all the published methods I knew at the time. It was, I think, reasonably complete as of 1984 but I have no doubt at all that in the interim period more versions have been published, and I should know about them.

I've started to do some research on this, but it would be really great if members here could help me out. Attached is my current list. If you know of any Cannibal routines not here, please let me know, so I can (a) add them, and (b) study them. Partly I want to ensure I don't reprint anything which has been independently reinvented by others in the time since I first worked on the book, and partly I'm a completist nerd and like to know about this kind of stuff. Thanks in advance for any help.

The current list is:

Peter Biro/Alex Elmsley/Matt Corin/Ron Wilson, “The Cannibal Cards”, Kabbala, Vol. 1, #2, October 1971, pp. 15-16. Reprinted in Jon Racherbaumer's The Ascanio Spread, 1976, pp. 17-18.

David Britland, “A Fourth For Dinner”, Spellbinder, Vol. 2, #15, July 1982, pp. 283-285.

David Britland, “Flesh Eaters” (three methods), Cardopolis, 1983, pp. 15-18.

Gene Castillon, “Colourful Cannibals”, Kabbala Three, 1976, pp. 129-131.

Alex Elmsley, “Elmsley's Cannibals”, Epilogue Special #4, 1976, pp. 15-16.

Karl Fulves, “Captured”, Epilogue Special #4, 1976, pp. 14-15.

Karl Fulves, Kannibal Kards, 1975, a booklet detailing a gaffed version.

Ben Harris, “Snappy Cannibal”, The Magic Manuscript, Vol. 4, #2, 1982, pp. 20-21.

J.K. Hartman, “A La Card”, Means and Ends, 1973, p. 17.

Edward Hollins, “Pieces of Ate”, Card Magic Selfspoken, 1980, pp. 32-40.

Wesley James, “Cannibal Cards”, Epilogue Special #4, 1976, pp. 3-7.

Rick Johnson, “Cannibal Cards”, The Linking Ring, Vol. 55, #6, June 1975, pp. 62-64.

Danny Korem, “Dessert”, The Lost Pages of the Kabbala, 1981, p. 50.

Walt Lees, The Complete Walt Lees Cannibal Act, 1981.

Dan MacMillan, “A Slew of Cannibal Moves”, in Ken Simmons, Close Up With Cards, 1981, pp. 54-64.

Edward Marlo, “Cannibal Cards”, The Linking Ring, Vol. 55, #2, February 1975, and Vol. 55, #4, April 1975.

Edward Marlo, “A Slew of Cannibals”, Marlo's Magazine, Vol. 2, 1977, pp. 1-3.

Edward Marlo, “Cannibals – Cannibals”, Marlo's Magazine, Vol. 2, 1977, pp. 6-10.

Edward Marlo, “Vitamin Cannibals”, The Magic Manuscript, Vol. 4, #2, 1982, pp. 21-23.

Gene Maze and Richard Kaufman, “On the Munch, or Eating Out”, The Gene Maze Card Book, 1980, pp. 60-62.

John Mendoza, “Missionaries' Revenge”, John: Verse Two, 1980, pp. 4-14.

Jon Racherbaumer, “Real Gone Missionaries”, Kabbala Three, 1976, pp. 131-135.

Jon Racherbaumer, “The Uncanny Cannibals”, The Lost Pages of the Kabbala, 1981, pp. 51-53.

Jon Racherbaumer, “Canned Cannibals”, The Lost Pages of the Kabbala, 1981, pp. 53-54.

Jean-Jacques Sanvert, “Cannibals, French Style”, The Lost Pages of the Kabbala, 1981, pp. 47-49.

Lin Searles, “The Cannibal Cards”, marketed in 1959 by Owen Brothers, and the origination of the effect.

Lin Searles, “Cannibal Jacks”, The Pallbearer's Review 8th Folio, Autumn 1973, pp. 669-670.

Lin Searles, “More Cannibals”, The Pallbearer's Review 8th Folio, Autumn 1973, p. 673.

Dave Solomon, “Women's Cannibal Liberation”, Marlo's Magazine, Vol. 2, 1977, pp. 3-5.

Stephen Tucker, “Converted Cannibals”, Spellbinder, Vol. 1, #12, April 1982.

Stephen Tucker, “Cannibalism”, Spellbinder, Vol. 2, #14, June 1982.

Robert Walker, “Fit For A King”, Tricks From The Tree, 1980, pp. 9-15.

Roy Walton, “The Cannibal Cards” (two methods), The Devil's Playthings, 1969, pp. 36-37.

Roy Walton, “Return of the Cannibals”, Card Script, 1973, pp. 42-47.

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Postby Brad Henderson » December 17th, 2014, 12:12 pm

Marcus Eddie has a couple of routines. I believe they were released on video.

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Postby Bill Mullins » December 17th, 2014, 12:59 pm

Be sure to check Denis Behr's index.

Likewise search the lists at Magicref.
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Re: Cannibal Cards bibliography: request for help

Postby Sean-Dylan » December 17th, 2014, 1:00 pm

Some more.....

Diet by Chris Kenner in "Totally Out of Control" (1992)

The Dance of the Cannibals by Lynn Searles, Roberto Giobbi and Jean-Jacques Sanvert in "Card College Vol. 3" (1998)

Cannibal Cards by Guy Hollingworth in "Drawing Room Deceptions" (1999)

The Cannibals Eight Too Much by Don England in "Paradox" (2001)

Cannibal Holocaust by Darwin Ortiz in "Scams & Fantasies with Cards" (2002)

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Postby Joe Pecore » December 17th, 2014, 1:02 pm

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Postby IanLand » December 17th, 2014, 1:33 pm

Fantastic stuff so far, much appreciated.


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Postby Tom Frame » December 17th, 2014, 4:54 pm

Randy Wakeman had a Marlo-inspired version that appeared on one of his VHS tapes. Unfortunately, I don't recall the name of the effect or the tape.
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Postby Brad Henderson » December 17th, 2014, 5:29 pm

Ammar's MAJ used to advertise an item called Cannibal Rap - a cannibal routine with, presumable, patter delivered in rap. Never saw an actual copy of the item but remember it being advertised a few times.

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Postby IanLand » December 17th, 2014, 5:37 pm

Tom Frame wrote:Randy Wakeman had a Marlo-inspired version that appeared on one of his VHS tapes. Unfortunately, I don't recall the name of the effect or the tape.


A bit of Googling suggests Smorgasbord Cannibals. Published in Apocalypse and in Marlo's 35 Years Later.

A ton of new research to do already, very grateful for all the pointers so far.

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Postby IanLand » December 17th, 2014, 5:38 pm

Brad Henderson wrote:Ammar's MAJ used to advertise an item called Cannibal Rap - a cannibal routine with, presumable, patter delivered in rap. Never saw an actual copy of the item but remember it being advertised a few times.


That sounds so horribly cheesy I'm going to have to track it down...

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Postby IanLand » December 17th, 2014, 5:42 pm

Roberto Giobbi's Dance of the Cannibals turns out to be the routine I saw him do in London in 1981 which I devised my own handling of, without knowing exactly how he did his. I spotted at the time that Roberto's routine appeared to be a take on Jean-Jacques Sanvert's from Kabbala. Looks like my handling is different enough to stay in though.

The internet sure as hell makes this stuff easier to track down!

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Postby Brad Henderson » December 17th, 2014, 6:37 pm

I want to see the rap should you find it!!!!

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Postby Tom Dobrowolski » December 17th, 2014, 8:45 pm

One of the best Cannibal routines is in "Professional Close-Up of Curtis Kam - Deceptions in Paradise" "Kamnibal Cards: Cannibal Cards with a happy ending; no gaffs" pub. 1996.

Curtis also performs and explains it also in his recent Penguin Magic lecture. Nice different ending that's just great.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » December 17th, 2014, 9:54 pm

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Postby IanLand » December 18th, 2014, 8:15 am

Agreed about Curtis Kam's routine. Having only yet managed to watch a proficient but pretty mundane performance of it on Youtube by somebody else, it's definitely a strong handling.

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Postby Jon Racherbaumer » December 18th, 2014, 12:09 pm

Several years ago I started to compile ALL known versions of THE CANNIBAL CARDS to put out a gigantic book. I too shelved it. Therefore, I'm delighted that Ian is taking up the cause and its causal challenges. I can now lock the box of that project and rest east. Meanwhile, I look forward to buying, reading, and celebrating this project. Onward...

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Postby Jon Racherbaumer » December 18th, 2014, 12:12 pm

Here is another list from my lists of bibliographic stuff:

Ackerman, Allan: Cannibal Kings in Wednesday Nights (1994), p.28 and DVD-Download lybrary.com (2009)
Ammar, Michael: Cannibal Cards in Cannibal Cards (World’s Greatest Magic),2008, DVD, L&L Publishing
Britland, David/Tucker, Stephen: Once and Future Kings in Tucker, Stephen: Spell-Binder Magazine, Vol.3, Issue 36, April 1984
Britland, David: A Fourth For Dinner in Tucker, Stephen: Spell-Binder Magazine, Vol.2, Issue 15, July 1982 The Best Of Spell-Binder Collection One (May 1987), p.38
Bryant, Steve: Cannibals and Zombies in Bryant, Steve: Little Egypt Card Tricks (1991), p.61
Bryant, Steve: Red and Blue Cannibals in Bryant, Steve: The Little Egypt Gazette: Lecture 96 (1996)
Campell, Dave: Cannibals and Missionaries in Breese, Martin: New Socerer, Issue 6, 1992
Colombini, Aldo: Bone Appetite, DVD, 2012
Colombini, Aldo: Eatery in Stevens Magic Emporium Blog GEMINI, (Jan. 9,1995)
Duffie, Peter: Cannibal Land in Duffie, Peter: Best of Duffie 2, E-Book (2010)
Duffie, Peter: Cannibalector in Duffie, Peter: Cards By All Means, E-Book (2001)
Duffie, Peter: Dinner for Two in Duffie, Peter: Plots & Ploys, E-Book (2010)
Duffie, Peter: Ediblector in Duffie, Peter: Peter Duffie with Cards, E-Book (2000)
Duggal, Shive: Quo Vadis in Britland, David: The New TalonVol.1, No.2 Feb.1986, p.27
Dupré, Didier: Cannibal Cards in Colombini, Aldo: The incredible card magic of Didier Dupré (2011)
Elmsley, Alex: Repulsive Aces (from in the mid-1950s) In Minch, Stephen: The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley, Volume I (1991), p.229 [Roy Walton recognized that Elmsley’s Repulsive Aces was ready-made for performing “Cannibal Cards” avoiding gaffed cards (Minch in The Collected Works Of Alex Emsley,Vol.1 (1991)]
Francis, Cameron: They Are What They Eat in: Packet Mania 4, Colombini Magic 2012.
Fulves, Karl: Now Serving, Fulves, Karl: Fine Print (1998), p.242
Giobbi, Roberto: The Dance of the Cannibals in Giobbi, Roberto: Card College 3 (1998), p.619
Gordon, Marcus: Cannibal Collectors in Magicseen Vol.8, No.3, July 2012
Gordon, Paul: Effin Canibals, marketed trick (2012?)
Hankins, Michael: Cannibal Cards, DVD, theorie 11, 2010
Harris, Ben: Snappy Cannibals in Harris Ben: Singapore Lecture Notes (2009)
Higham, Justin: Cannibal Collectors in Higham, Justin: West End Card Session (1989)
Higham, Justin: The Carnivor AceAces in Higham, Justin: All Hands on Deck! (1985)
Higham, Justin: What’s Eating You? In Lorayne, Harry: Apocalypse Vol.11, No.2 , Feb.1988
James, Rob: Tweaked Cannibals in Muñiz, José: EGO, Volume 1, Issue 3, Aug.2001
Jennings, Larry: Cannibal Kings in Cannibal Cards (World’s Greatest Magic), 2008, DVD, L&L Publishing
MacNeill, Kyle: Cannibal Sandwich in MacNeill, Kyle: Sandwizard, E-Book, lybrary.com (2010)
MacNeill, Kyle: Take it Away in Macneill, Kyle: Card Shark Issue 5, PDF-Download lybrary.com (2012)
Malone, Bill Those Scarcy Cannibals in Cannibal Cards (World’s Greatest Magic), 2008, DVD, L&L Publishing
McNeill, Kyle/Francis,Cameron: They Are What They Eat PDF-Download lybrary.com (2012)
Miller, R.K.:Red Limit in Fulves, Karl: Interlocuter, p.219 (1988)
Ogden, Tom: Cannibal Cards in Ortiz, Darwin: Strong Magic (1994, 1995), p.119 [“he doesn’t indulge in some corny story about cannibals and missionaries …]
Puga, Miguel: Cannibals in Puga, Miguel: Mago Miguel Allegro, DVD (2013)
Reylek, Kevin: Cannibal, DVD (2011)
Sanvert, Jean-Jacques: Cannibals in Cannibal Cards (World’s Greatest Magic), 2008, DVD, L&L Publishing
Searles, Lin: Cannibal Jacks (from a 1959 letter to Neal Elias) in Fulves Karl: The Pallbearers Review, Vol.8, 8th Folio (Autumn 1973), p.669
Skinner, Michael: Cannibal Cards in Cannibal Cards (World’s Greatest Magic), 2008, DVD, L&L Publishing
Skinner, Michael: Cannibal Cards, in Skinner, Michael: Professional Close-Up Magic – Volume Four, DVD (2005)
Stencel, Bob: Cannibal Cards in Fulves Karl: The Pallbearers Review, Vol.8, No.2 (Dez.1972), p.573
Tamariz, Juan: The Cannibals in Cannibal Cards (World’s Greatest Magic), 2008,DVD, L&L Publishing
Tamariz, Juan: The Cannibals in Lessons In Magic Volume 2, DVD
Tucker, Stephen: Cannibalism in Tucker, Stephen: Spell-Binder Magazine, Vol.2, Issue 14, June 1982
Tucker, Stephen: Converted Cannibals in Tucker, Stephen: Spell-Binder Magazine, Vol.1, Issue 12, April 1982
Wakeman, Randy:Smorgasbord Cannibals in Lorayne, Harry: Apocalypse Vol.12, No.4 , Apr.1989
Walton, Roy: Return of the Cannibals, in Walton, Roy: Cardscript (1973), p.42

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Postby IanLand » December 18th, 2014, 12:27 pm

Hello Jon! I used to badger you with endless letters back in the early 80s, it is very good to come across you again. You were very helpful at the time with some useful thoughts about the cannibal plot, some of which I even took notice of ;-)

Many thanks for your lists. The job is certainly more daunting than it was in 1984, but I will get there.

Do you still see Bob Walker? I was in very regular correspondence with him for a few years, and met up with him and his wife in London when they visited around 1982, but lost touch with him. If you are in contact with him send him my warmest regards. And did he ever turn his Crux ms. into something publishable?

Ian

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Postby IanLand » January 21st, 2015, 12:20 pm

Thanks to everyone for the help so far, and for the messages enquiring about progress.

I'm currently working through the lists I've been given, tracking down as much as I can, and attempting to come up with a master list which I'll post in the next week or so.

The project has expanded a bit, and may well now involve contributions from others. Watch this space.

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Postby Joe Pecore » January 21st, 2015, 1:16 pm

A lot of work has been done on http://geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Cannibal_Cards
As anyone can edit, feel free to add any updates you have.
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Postby IanLand » January 22nd, 2015, 5:45 am

That's a very thorough resource Joe. I will add to it anything I notice it's missing (not much, I suspect...)

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Postby magogae » March 7th, 2015, 3:17 pm

did you finally realize it? :?

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Postby kkelly » March 9th, 2015, 11:09 am

don england has a version, "the cannibals eight too much". it can be found in Don England's Paradox (2001) by kevin kelly.

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Postby IanLand » August 1st, 2016, 10:26 am

A quick update. This idea isn't dead, but it has been sleeping quite heavily. Lots of other things got in the way. But it's coming back to the top of the list. It may end up as an ebook rather than a printed book, however. Will keep everyone posted.

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Postby Ryan Matney » August 3rd, 2016, 6:05 pm

Here's a reference: "S8ed" by Martin Lewis from Ultramodern. 2016.
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Postby MagicbyAlfred » August 3rd, 2016, 6:21 pm

I always appreciated the Cannibal Cards as an exceptionally entertaining card routine. But never in my wildest dreams did I begin to imagine that there was such a multitude of versions out there by innumerable luminaries! This is literally a case of the old aphorism, "What you don't know could fill a book." (Referring to myself, of course). I will be waiting with baited breath for the book to get completed and published.

Meanwhile, two cannibals are having a pleasant conversation over dinner. One says to the other, "I hate my mother-in-law!" The other says, "So try the potatoes."


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