The Magic of John Riggs
The Magic of John Riggs
The Man with $1.98 Hands
written by John Riggs
Work of John Riggs
89 pages (Paperback), published by Magic Methods
Illustrated with drawings by Richard Bartram
Language: English
(44 entries)
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Jerry Mentzer Publisher's Foreword 1
John Riggs Solipsist Cup and Ball Routine ball, wand and cup, different loads then solid cup ending 5
Unknown Ball Steal when covered with cup 6
John Riggs Palm-to-Palm Load 8
John Riggs Further Thoughts on Cups and Balls 10
John Riggs & Warren Stephens Sweet Mystery three pink sweetener packets travel to other hand joining three sugar packets, winged silver 11
John Riggs Self-Working Rising Business Card loop 13
John Riggs Anytime Wand from Purse 13
John Riggs Mr. Jimmy puppet hand in coin purse, throws coin out also published as "The Thing" (John Riggs, 1985) 14
John Riggs Mr. Jimmy Exposed puppet hands and feet appear between performer's hand, joke, more ideas also published as "Purse Snatcher" (John Riggs, 1986) 17
John Riggs Coinfusion Two silver coins, one vanishes and the other changes into a smaller copper coin. One silver coin is reproduced, coins across and with the two odd coins 23
John Riggs Golly Pitch Gallo Pitch variation 24
John Riggs Backfire Eagles winged silver, with Mr. Jimmy gimmick see also "Winged Silver" (Dai Vernon, 1941 / 49) 25
John Riggs Coins to Pocket four coins travel one by to pocket, they arrive with a clink 26
John Riggs Ambitious Card with Blank Deck 31
John Riggs The Cold Fold card fold into quarters, bottom of the deck, finesse on Scarne's card fold see also "Mercury's Card" (1940),
also published as "Cold Fold" (John Riggs, 1984)
John Riggs Color Change Case with the Cold Fold also published as "Cold Case" (John Riggs, 1988) 33
John Riggs Other Ideas with the Cold Fold - color change
- torn and restored card
John Riggs File Card signed card, deck is shown every card has a label, signed card is marked as "Your Card" 35
John Riggs Peek Case gaffed case in cellophane see also Marc Spelmann's "Glimpse", 2004 36
John Riggs Rising Card Handling 38
John Riggs Mullica Wallet Idea independently developed by Bob King, wallet handling 39
John Riggs Corkscrew side steal to palm, while turning deck 40
John Riggs The Centerfold Deal false center deal demonstration, two players, four kings, four aces as a climax also published as "The Centerfold Deal" (John Riggs, 1985) 41
John Riggs Rollover Kings cards shuffled face up / face down, four of a kind is produced and cards all turn into same direction again inspired by "Rollover Kings" (Steve Beam, 1983),
also published as "Rollover Revisited" (John Riggs, 1985)
John Riggs The Double Cross four cards on table, selected one is reversed 45
John Riggs The Linking Cards also published as "Linking Cards" (John Riggs, 1989) 47
John Riggs On the Presentation of Mentalism 55
John Riggs Procrastinating Prognostication prediction of selected headline 57
John Riggs ESP Guessing Game 2000 six blank cards are numbered, spectator guesses where which number is and he is right inspired by Orville Meyer's "The ESP Guessing Game",
see also "ESP 2000" (John Riggs, 1994),
"Probability Zero" (Paul Curry, 2001)
John Riggs Design Deception design drawn on blank card is shuffled among other cards, card is found and design duplicated 60
John Riggs Florariggs bag with bulldog clip, prediction of three numbers, in bag rose for spectator inspired by David Douglas' "Flora-Mental" in "Magick" No. 94 61
John Riggs A Mullica Wallet Routine prize prediction on receipt in wallet 63
John Riggs A Bird of Different Feather bag with cards cut in quarters, performer finds pieces of thought of card inspired by Robert Baker's "Birds of a Feather" in "Shared Thoughts" 65
John Riggs The Scissor Steal/Switch 68
John Riggs The Center Scissor Steal center tear handling, for stealing the piece 68
John Riggs Scissor Swap coin and ring, travel to same hand 69
John Riggs Key Shocker see also "Bent Over Double" (John Riggs, 1985) 70
John Riggs The Psychic Shopper grocery bag, performer names two different products several times and spectator can select one each, those products are in the bag and prize tag is sum of numbers spectator have written on a card 71
John Riggs Slow Motion Gellerism spoon bends and eventually breaks 73
John Riggs Your Good Fortune, Miss! prediction of a gem stone and a tarot card 74
John Riggs R.I.P.P. Paper Tear inspired by Patrick Page's "Ten Second Paper Tear" 81
John Riggs Rolled Vanish handkerchief is rolled between hands and vanishes 86
John Riggs Poor Man's Dream coins are produced, a cookie and a jumbo coin, put in paper bag, then the coins change into jumbo coin 87