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Jack McMillan's rising card principle

Posted: April 30th, 2010, 9:17 am
by amp
Wondering what this was and where it might be in print.
Thanks

Re: Jack McMillan's rising card principle

Posted: April 30th, 2010, 9:24 am
by Jonathan Townsend
? Have you looked in Expert Card Technique?
Witchcraft Card Rise - Plunger Principle.

Paul Chosse left some fine notes on that for folks on another site - but not sure it's okay to link to CN - up to you on sharing that ChrisA.

Re: Jack McMillan's rising card principle

Posted: April 30th, 2010, 11:53 am
by Philippe Billot

Re: Jack McMillan's rising card principle

Posted: April 30th, 2010, 12:24 pm
by Steve Bryant
Andrew, it's Method No. 11 The "Plunger" Rising Cards, by Jack McMillen, in Greater Magic, part of an excellent chapter on rising cards. Tommy Martin had a great little touch on this that John Moehring published in MUM (Sept 2008). PM me if you don't have that issue.

Re: Jack McMillan's rising card principle

Posted: May 1st, 2010, 9:36 am
by amp
Steve Bryant wrote:Andrew, it's Method No. 11 The "Plunger" Rising Cards, by Jack McMillen, in Greater Magic, part of an excellent chapter on rising cards. Tommy Martin had a great little touch on this that John Moehring published in MUM (Sept 2008). PM me if you don't have that issue.

Thanks guys. I looked up in Greater Magic. I knew what it was but did not know the name or who came up with it. In one of Fox's books Karell said he came up with idea.Guess he didn't read.

Re: Jack McMillan's rising card principle

Posted: May 1st, 2010, 1:35 pm
by Richard Kaufman
Karrell claimed he came up with lots of things ...

Re: Jack McMillan's rising card principle

Posted: May 5th, 2010, 9:26 am
by amp
Richard Kaufman wrote:Karrell claimed he came up with lots of things ...

Here's something I found out. In one of Fox's books . He has a silk to egg using a Thumb Tip. Just found out its not his idea . A man name CLARENCE T. LITTLE came up with it The Linking Ring in 1944.

Re: Jack McMillan's rising card principle

Posted: May 31st, 2010, 7:13 pm
by dorian rhodell
Regarding the plunger principle, someone pointed out that Jack McMillen might not have invented it. Apparently, Lawrence Kam from Hawaii put an effect called the Priceless Card Rise into print in the Seven Circles Magazine. This magazine had a short run from 1931 to 1934.
Upon further research, here is what I have found so far. Jack created the Plunger Principle, along with many applications for it at the age of senventeen in 1928.
He showed J.M. Card Rise to William Larsen Sr. the same year.
William Larsen Sr. then showed the J.M. Card Rise to Bill McCaffrey who began to use it in his act and who would also go on to show it to a select group of people on the East Coast.
T. Page Wright wrote the first description of the plunger principle in 1928 for a manuscript that was never completed.

Apparently however, it did make it's way into an issue of the Sphinx in 1928.
Could someone please verify this for me?

From what I understand, the articles for the never completed manuscript written by T. Page Wright on the the plunger principle were what appeared in the 1936 issue of Genii.

Again, if someone can help me out with the earlier Sphinx reference I would appreciate it.

All my best,

Dorian Rhodell

Re: Jack McMillan's rising card principle

Posted: June 1st, 2010, 1:05 pm
by Philippe Billot
The Priceless Card Rise by Lawrence Kam is described in The Seven Circle, vol. 1, no. 6, september 1931, page 8.

Re: Jack McMillan's rising card principle

Posted: June 1st, 2010, 3:28 pm
by Gerald Deutsch
I describe this method using an overhand shuffle in the Perverse Magic thread of this Genii Forum in January 2008

Re: Jack McMillan's rising card principle

Posted: June 1st, 2010, 6:14 pm
by Brad Henderson
Karrell showed me his handling of the rising cards at a Gatlinburg convention in the late 80's, early 90's. He did not claim to have invented it, I remember him framing it as "his get ready" for performing the trick. It involved having the spec point to the card in the spread (faces to them) and upjogging first the wrong card, then the correct card in an effort to confirm the selection. This got you into position for the plunger.

I do not know if that is McMillen's process. But I remember Karrell teaching "his" rise as merely a way of getting into the McMillen.

Re: Jack McMillan's rising card principle

Posted: June 2nd, 2010, 10:43 am
by amp
Brad you are right !
It's in the book,"Clever..Like A Fox". It call Sup - Rising Card but its his handing.

In Jon Racherbaumer's book Cardfixes has Late - night arising. Awesome stuff.