The Fine Art of Magic
The Fine Art of Magic
written by George G. Kaplan
published by Fleming Book Company
1948 (Hardcover), 341 pages, work of George G. Kaplan
(110 entries)
Publication typed in by Andreas Zirngibl.
Creators Title Comment Page CARC Categories
Unknown The Short-Card - The Corner-Short principles for the corner-short 4
George G. Kaplan The Secret Gadget using nail-clip to short corners 5
George G. Kaplan Advantages of the Corner-Short Procedure general comments on the use of corner shorts 5
George G. Kaplan Locating the Corner-Short, and the Delayed-Action Control using the corner-short 6
Unknown The Pencil Dot mark for the corner-short 6
George G. Kaplan Avoiding Contrasts how to address the problem of white edges after cutting corners short 8
Unknown To Bring the Corner-Short to the Top of the Pack 8
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Fan Cut method to bring corner short to the top 9
Unknown To bring the corner-short to the Bottom of the Pack two methods 11
Unknown To Control a Selected Card by Means of the Corner-Short Hindu shuffle 12
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Control of a Glimpsed Card by Means of the Corner-Short 12
George G. Kaplan Retaining Control of several Glimpsed Cards by Means of the Corner-Short 14
George G. Kaplan Controlling Three Selected Cards by Means of the Corner-Short Hindu Shuffle handling 16
George G. Kaplan To bring a Prearranged Packet above a Chosen Card by Means of the Corner-Short 18
George G. Kaplan Obtaining a Desired Packet Instantly by Means of the Corner-Short 19
George G. Kaplan Using the Corner-Short to Retain a Prearranged Deck in Order using corner-short as divider 19
Unknown Master Card Control fanning with injog 24
Unknown The Riffle-Force - A New Angle separation of the packets from the back 27
Unknown The Gambler´s False-Cut straight cut 29
Unknown The Peek 30
Unknown The Step securing control after peek 33
Unknown To Glimpse or Sight a Card Secretly used in conjunction with the peek 35
George G. Kaplan Impromptu Marking of Cards rubbing thumb-nail on pencil 37
George G. Kaplan Out-of-the-Room Selection using the corner-short 42
Unknown The X-Ray Location newspaper over scattered cards using the corner-short 43
Unknown Double-Back Corner-Short Location out of the room selection, using double back and corner short 44
Unknown Mind-Reading with Two Subjects two card location using the corner-short 46
Unknown The "Impossible" Discovery odd/even separation with corner-short as divider 46
Unknown The Twenty-Sixth Card Location - Using a Corner-Short 47
Unknown Au Naturelle using a "natural" to count down to selected card, magician says "stop" 48
George G. Kaplan Natural Card using numerical value on card to count to selection that fits by chance 49
Unknown The Topsy-Turvy Fan using odd/even separation and corner-short 51
George G. Kaplan Will-o'-the-Wisp Routine sympathetic cards through newspaper with one cover only 56
Unknown Buckle Count 58
George G. Kaplan New Card Affinity using distant key card to count to spectator's card 65
George G. Kaplan Revello Card Circle thirteen cards and a lot of counting 67
Unknown The "Stop!" Fan Discovery fan force 69
Unknown Fan Force timing, good 71
George G. Kaplan Kaplan's Clock Trick card from circle to matchbox, 13 duplicates 72
George G. Kaplan A Lesson in Misdirection "self-worker" 74
Unknown Rex Card Mystery 3 double facers 79
Unknown Multiple Do As I Do five correspondences with a lot of counting 88
Unknown Follow the Arrow bridge hand with thirteen pointer cards 90
Unknown The Card in the Shoe using a stranger card 93
George G. Kaplan & Dai Vernon The Royal Assembly ace, king, queen and jack of each suit separate into piles of their own kind 94
George G. Kaplan The Captain Kidd Card (First Version) using a distant key card and a "natural" 101
George G. Kaplan The Captain Kidd Card (Second Version) impromptu version 103
Unknown Magnetic Thought Transference "magnetic" match indicates chosen card 105
Unknown The Lie Detector 110
George G. Kaplan Giant Trio-Flight three selected jumbo cards across with envelopes 113
George G. Kaplan Card-Stabbing three cards are stabbed from a gaffed tallyho deck 119
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Rising Cards several cards rise from a houlette 124
George G. Kaplan The Card in the Balloon torn and restored card in balloon 128
Unknown A Winning Wager one of five jumbo cards is predicted 134
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Torn and Restored Card restored card is strung on a ribbon in an envelope 137
Unknown The Chameleon Card giant card transforms into selected card, using Monte sliding gaff 141
George G. Kaplan The Calcutta Mystery (First Version) two card prediction written with different coloured pencils, one ahead, see also John Bannon's Oh Calcutta 148
George G. Kaplan The Calcutta Mystery (Second Version) without the coloured pencils, but with spectators initials, one ahead 152
Unknown Think corner-short and glimpse 153
Unknown Erdnase Break Glimpse 154
George G. Kaplan Do As I Do top card as key card 155
Unknown Top Card Glimpse one handed 157
Unknown The Princess Card Trick three gaffs (picture cards, holes cut out) and immediate repetition 158
George G. Kaplan The Yogi´s Secret putting flesh-colored daub on spectators forehead for an out of the room selection 163
George G. Kaplan & Dai Vernon The New Brain-Wave Deck ordinary deck, using hindu force 165
Unknown Mahatma Thought Control five spectators each pick four cards and select one, clever 167
Unknown Psychic Sympathy with signature and duplicate 173
Unknown Twenty-One Cards - A Double Prediction using in the hands antifaro 175
Unknown Crystal Clairvoyance featuring a napkin force 179
Unknown Dial two cards are revealed over the phone 181
Unknown Information, Please! on the phone revelation with a stacked deck 182
Unknown Deck Switch 184
Unknown The Medium´s Card Test two decks 185
Unknown Yogi Spelling Test four groups of six arranged cards 186
Unknown The Eighteen-Cards Spelling Trick 188
Unknown The Triple Spelling Trick with the corner-short 191
Unknown The Three-Billet Test No. 1 193
Unknown The Three-Billet Test No. 2 194
Unknown The Trance Quick-and-Dead Test impromptu 200
Unknown A Capitol Problem three business cards and an envelope, hole in card for glimpse 204
Unknown Do-As-I-Do Telephone Test forcing a number with cards 209
Unknown An Improved Sealed-Message Reading one card, two envelopes 211
George G. Kaplan Mind-Figures using a convex mirror 214
Unknown The Spirit-Slates and Magazine Test for closeup work 218
Unknown & Nate Leipzig Slate Move apparently showing all four sides of two slates blank 219
Unknown A Cigarette-Paper Pellet Switch on the tip of a pencil 223
Unknown The Three-Billet Test No. 3 three different categories 226
Unknown Billet Switch 228
Unknown Forcing Three Numbers using cards 230
Unknown The Odd-Even Force with three dice and a special svengali forcing deck 231
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Coin Switch 236
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Okito-Box Presentation pushing a coin through a tiny hole in the lid through the box 237
Unknown I Do As You Do ten coin puzzle 241
Unknown The Stack of Quarters 242
Unknown The Sympathetic Coins two silver, one copper and one copper/silver 248
Unknown Coin-Extraction Perfected two coins and a handkerchief 251
Unknown The Spirit Handkerchief multiple knot routine with a thayer cabby 258
Unknown A Billiard-Ball Transposition two balls and two glasses 260
George G. Kaplan The Brema Tube and Bill loading the tube while showing it 263
Unknown The Cigarette Vanish in Handkerchief seated at table 267
George G. Kaplan The Trap-Door `Kerchief device for switching objects 268
Unknown Tying the Knot for the Rope Trick "easy, smooth procedure" 272
George G. Kaplan & Dai Vernon & Al Baker The Game of "Thirty-One" Played with a Dice 275
Unknown The Fifteen Match-Sticks Puzzle game/puzzle 279
Unknown Ben Ali´s Rope using extra loop 286
George G. Kaplan & Emil Jarrow The Lemon Trick two bills with similar numbers 292
Unknown Card, Crystal Ball, and Panties impromptu stooge, card visible in crystal ball, see also Doc Eason's Crystal Ball 301
Unknown The Gypsy Thread Trick with spectator 305
Unknown The Comedy of Errors transposition of a candle and a handkerchief plus a mind reading gag 313
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Nest of Boxes Routine for closeup 319
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