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by Philippe Billot
December 15th, 2017, 5:00 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is the name of this effect?
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: What is the name of this effect?

marselmarsel wrote:Houdin or Hofzinser idea?


I don't know but if you have a reference which comes from the public record, I'll be happy to know it.

Thanks in advance.
by Philippe Billot
December 13th, 2017, 8:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is the name of this effect?
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: What is the name of this effect?

It's one of the many variations of Robert-Houdin's trick : Double pensée prévue (1868)
by Philippe Billot
December 3rd, 2017, 1:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: 3 card monte
Replies: 15
Views: 1188

Re: 3 card monte

The Trick was first marketed in 1934 by Frank Lane. See The Linking Ring, Vol. 14, no 3, may 1934, page 236. In Genii, January 1953, DARIEL FITZKEE in Paper and Ink, page 204, writes : I am not sure, but I think I mentioned that Frank Lane's GRANDFATHER TRICK is again available through Weiner. $1.00...
by Philippe Billot
November 25th, 2017, 6:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: 3 card monte
Replies: 15
Views: 1188

Re: 3 card monte

by Philippe Billot
November 25th, 2017, 1:16 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: 3 card monte
Replies: 15
Views: 1188

Re: 3 card monte

If you go to Ask Alexander, you will see this answer : https://askalexander.org/search/%22Book+of+Original+Card+Tricks%22/ Ergo, this book really exists BUT it's possible that it is now out of order. And if you have The Potter Index (Volume 13, page 282), you can see that page 2, there is a trick na...
by Philippe Billot
November 23rd, 2017, 2:46 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: 3 card monte
Replies: 15
Views: 1188

Re: 3 card monte

Yes, sir.

autor? Frank Lane
Tittle? What My Grandfather Said
year? 1930
by Philippe Billot
November 21st, 2017, 2:42 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: 3 card monte
Replies: 15
Views: 1188

Re: 3 card monte

May be in Book of Original Card Tricks, page 2.
by Philippe Billot
November 15th, 2017, 7:42 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH-Winston Freer Tile Puzzle-Brand New
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: FSH-Winston Freer Tile Puzzle-Brand New

Tiledeal by Winston Freer was published in Mantra, no. 16, July 1976 BUT who knows when Freer has sold his puzzle for the first time ?

Thanks in advance.
by Philippe Billot
November 15th, 2017, 3:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Antinomy Quarterly Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Antinomy Quarterly Journal

Issue 15 was published in March 2011.

I recommend reading The Artful Ledger by Jon Racherbaumer and The Honest Liar by Jamy Ian Swiss.
by Philippe Billot
October 14th, 2017, 5:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Eyes of Gods by John Hamiltom
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Eyes of Gods by John Hamiltom

See also The Australian Deal by John P. Hamilton in The Phoenix no 227, April 20, 1951.
by Philippe Billot
October 12th, 2017, 7:48 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Don O'Neal & UF Grant?
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Don O'Neal & UF Grant?

Hi JFox,

As you are a fan of U.F. Grant, have you The Bibliography of UF. Grant by Don Tanner ?

Regards
by Philippe Billot
October 9th, 2017, 5:36 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Don O'Neal & UF Grant?
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Don O'Neal & UF Grant?

First publishing of Tricks with Hares in 1952 by U.F. Grant (See Ad in The Linking Ring, Vol. 32, no 9, page 140.)
by Philippe Billot
September 25th, 2017, 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Osborne Illusions Index
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: Osborne Illusions Index

Send me your email at trantor1950@noos.fr and I send you the Genii Index.

It's an Excel File like this

REV Genii 73 12 12 2010 32 Grande illusion E Osborne Illusions Santa Came to Town Osborne Paul
by Philippe Billot
September 16th, 2017, 8:12 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Skinner in Europe 1974
Replies: 5
Views: 1444

Re: Skinner in Europe 1974

Method for Miracle no 6 - Edward Victor's Eleven Card Trick was published in 1952 by Willane (William H. Lane) Rae Hammond's book The Magic of Edward Victor's Hands was published in 1995. But in 1947, in Marlo in Spades, Marlo described a routine entitled Super Count routine which basically was the ...
by Philippe Billot
August 9th, 2017, 12:02 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Can you please help me find this article?
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Can you please help me find this article?

May be in Genii, Vol. 66, no. 1, January 2003, page 44.
by Philippe Billot
August 8th, 2017, 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 61
Views: 3762

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

Is it reasonable (or conceivable) to present the Piano Trick with pairs of socks? You mean like this ? Yes, it's this trick. But I write "Is it reasonable?" because the first question was : "If you had the opportunity to perform just one trick or routine for the President of the Unit...
by Philippe Billot
August 8th, 2017, 8:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 61
Views: 3762

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

Brad Henderson wrote:michael weber published that idea in lifesavers


Yes ! And even before, in The Linking Ring in november 1990.

And what do you think about Sock-O-Finish by Mike Strange ?
by Philippe Billot
August 8th, 2017, 5:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 61
Views: 3762

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

Is it reasonable (or conceivable) to present the Piano Trick with pairs of socks?
by Philippe Billot
July 21st, 2017, 1:58 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 2603

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

Thank you Michael (JFox)

I give this "à qui de droit"
by Philippe Billot
July 21st, 2017, 7:59 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 2603

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

I agree. I speak simply about inspiration and evolution in an historical point of view. And I thank you again for Ali Bongo reference. One of my friends who is writting a book about Suspensions and Levitations didn't know that.
by Philippe Billot
July 21st, 2017, 3:36 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 2603

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

You can find NO FEET - SOME FEAT in The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions edited by Micky Hades in 1974.

It's here : http://www.magicinc.net/theconjurorsboo ... sions.aspx
by Philippe Billot
July 21st, 2017, 3:27 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 2603

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

To cut to the chase...The "Flying Box" is simply a clever & brilliant application of the famous Abbott/Grant Suspension trick, circa 1941. HI JFox, Thanks for this reference. I look for the Tops, Vol. 6, 1941 and I find in December, page 6 : Abbott's SUPER X LEVITATION (Grant is not q...
by Philippe Billot
July 21st, 2017, 3:21 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 2603

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

Walter Gigson dot edit any reviw, you say 1950 no in forties conguroos review dont exist in 50´s Grant illusion name? Joe Karson illusion name? regarts See here : http://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php?title=Conjurors%27_Magazine I repeat the name of the illusion : NO FEET - SOME FEAT. Go here : h...
by Philippe Billot
July 20th, 2017, 1:51 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 2603

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

No, The ConjurorS' Magazine edited by Walter Gibson in the forties.
by Philippe Billot
July 17th, 2017, 4:01 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 2603

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

See in The Conjurors' Magazine, Vol. 5, no 7, september 1950, page 22, No Feet - Some Feat.

It's a very ingenious idea. You need only a large piece of silk and a table behind you.
by Philippe Billot
July 15th, 2017, 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Asti Manuscript and Testament de Jerome Sharp
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: Asti Manuscript and Testament de Jerome Sharp

Maskelyne seems to be the first to name this kind of shuffle an over-hand shuffle. See his book Sharps and Flats published in 1894 but Sachs in his book Sleight of hand (1885) writes : "The two methods of shuffling in ordinary use are the perpendicular and the horizontal. The perpendicular is t...
by Philippe Billot
July 13th, 2017, 1:24 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 2603

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

Thanks again.

A propos, who is Raphael?
by Philippe Billot
July 12th, 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 2603

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

Hi Tom,

Have you a reference for Ali Bongo's variant? Book, magazine, Marketed trick?

Thanks in advance.

Philippe
by Philippe Billot
July 12th, 2017, 1:23 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 2603

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

I see but it's simply an extension (or a variante) of the principle applied by Andre Kole who was inspired by Joe Karson's idea
by Philippe Billot
July 11th, 2017, 1:24 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 2603

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

Rectification : It's in the eighties.

First Ad in March 1985.

But it seems that Joe Karson is the precursor with his effect No Feet - Some Feats in 1949
by Philippe Billot
July 11th, 2017, 7:43 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 2603

Re: question a bout the creator of: Flying Box Illusion

The creator is Andre Kole. His illusion was named No Feet.
I don't remember the year but I think it's in the seventies.
by Philippe Billot
May 12th, 2017, 3:18 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Versa-plus marketed by Ken BROOKE
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: Versa-plus marketed by Ken BROOKE

You can find it in Arcane (by Jean-Yves Prost) no 17, January 1980.
by Philippe Billot
May 3rd, 2017, 11:08 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Winding up the deck
Replies: 12
Views: 1522

Re: Winding up the deck

Joe Pecore wrote:Described and attributed to George Coon in New Phoenix, page 106


Issue 324, March 8, 1955.
by Philippe Billot
April 18th, 2017, 12:14 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?
Replies: 28
Views: 4604

Re: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?

In 1914, Stanley Collins published, "Another Four Ace Trick." The four Aces vanish, one at a time, and assemble in a spectator "selected" pile (magician deals five rounds of cards after the vanishes.) If you will allow that "The Four Ace Trick" was what today we call &...
by Philippe Billot
April 17th, 2017, 4:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 67
Views: 7052

Re: Royal road to card magic

Curiously, The Royal Road to Card Magic was advertised in The Sphinx, Genii and The Conjurors' Magazine in december 1947 BUT in January 1948 in HUGARD'S MAGIC MONTHLY (See page 390).
by Philippe Billot
April 11th, 2017, 3:37 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?
Replies: 28
Views: 4604

Re: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?

If someone owns The Dragon , Vol. 10, no. 8, August 1941, could he check if page 1 the trick Independent Aces by Oscar Weigle is a Slow Motion Assembly. Yes, the trick is a slow motion version. Oscar Weigle mentions Vernon and his "business" to have the aces travel one at a time, and refe...

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