Lookig for David Regal card trick

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Lookig for David Regal card trick

Postby Joe Mckay » May 16th, 2020, 4:01 am

I am trying to track down a David Regal card trick. I read about it somewhere but haven't come across it in his books yet.

The trick ends with about 100 audience members all waving the selected card at the spectator who chose that card. So it is one of those card tricks that ends with an unexpected grand finish.

Does this ring any bells with anyone?

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Re: Lookig for David Regal card trick

Postby I.M. Magician » May 16th, 2020, 8:43 pm

Sounds to me like the method should be obvious and no need to track it down.

A little pre-show prep and “ force the issue” should do it, no?

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Re: Lookig for David Regal card trick

Postby Paco Nagata » May 18th, 2020, 6:07 pm

Well, certainly a bell rang in my mind...
It looks like the stage gag in which the magician shows the selected card to the entire audience behind the "victim" so that everybody know it.
The magician ask the "victim" to transmit the identity of the card to everybody with his mind...
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Re: Lookig for David Regal card trick

Postby Philippe Billot » May 20th, 2020, 5:37 am

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 ...

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Re: Lookig for David Regal card trick

Postby DanZ » May 20th, 2020, 9:59 am

The Rawson trick was reprinted in (1963?) How to Entertain Children with Magic You Can Do by The Great Merlini (Rawson).

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Re: Lookig for David Regal card trick

Postby Philippe Billot » May 20th, 2020, 12:23 pm

Exactly but the book was published in 1962


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