Special Effects
Special Effects
written by Paul Curry
1977
Work of Paul Curry
92 pages (Paperback), Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Paul Curry
Language: English
(34 entries)
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Paul Curry First - an excuse..
Paul Curry Half Gone half of the deck vanishes from a handkerchief 1
Paul Curry Bluff Pass done face up 2
Paul Curry Teacher's Pet with sucker presentation 4
Unknown The Pass as a packet switch 6
Paul Curry Out Of Sight 8 kings, cards of a suit end up in order after a sequence of shuffling and switching, mind reading presentation 7
Charles T. Jordan & Paul Curry Interlocking Chain Principle with a ruse to make the shuffle more convincing 9
Unknown Hindu Shuffle Force 9
Paul Curry Tops Of The Heaps Ace to Four instead of four aces 13
Paul Curry Circle of Fire chosen card appears on piece of paper between to coins, shell inspired by "The A.W.G. Card and Coin Effect" (The Young Conjuror, Part 2, Goldston, 1912),
"Tri-Coin - The Photographic Coins" (Al Baker, 2003),
see also "Silver Walls" (Bruce Elliott, 1945)
16
Paul Curry Random Harvest spectator finds shuffled face down numbered cards in order and fails at your predicted number 19
Paul Curry Second Deal with cut out half circle 22
Paul Curry Double Lift with cut out circle 24
Paul Curry Phantasy Under Glass under glass bowl, ends clean 26
Paul Curry Under Wraps performer's hand is wrapped in a clear plastic bag, ends clean 30
Paul Curry By Any Other Name the initials of a thought of card appear on a joker (Glorpy) 32
Paul Curry Joining The Ladies three cards are torn in halves and the pieces shuffled, then mixed (with help of a chart), finally all pieces are next to their equivalent see also "Automix" (Philip T. Goldstein & Paul Curry, 1994),
varied by "Making Things Right" (Michael Weber, 2015)
35
Paul Curry Triple Threat first mates in two piles, second every card matches inspired by "A Swindle Of Sorts" (Paul Curry, 1974) 38
Paul Curry Position Change a card's position is changed while turned over 40
Alexander Herrmann Herrmann Turnover Pass 42
Paul Curry Swindle Switch 43
Paul Curry The Open Prediction with gimmick varied by "The Re-Opened Prediction" (Edward Marlo, 1979) 44
Hans E. Trixer Compas-sion see also "Discus" (L. Vosburgh Lyons, 1946),
"Turnabout" (Paul Curry, 1974)
48
Paul Curry The Side Pass with variation where hand is holding the pack at one's side see also "The Vernon One-Handed Shift" (Dai Vernon & Henry Christ, 1987) 55
Paul Curry Out Of Mind inspired by "Out Of Sight" (Paul Curry, 1977) 58
Paul Curry That Extra Something 25 cards are dealt into five piles, prediction of the order of a selected one 63
Paul Curry Past, Present And Future 2 decks, 3 cards match, (apparently original) version of Paul Curry's "Touch" see also "Touch" (Paul Curry, 2001) 68
Unknown Two Card Monte Turnover with double facer and backer 70
Paul Curry & John Scarne Scarne's Psychic Experiment 71
Paul Curry The Charm Of Luck a talisman influences the outcome 74
Paul Curry Concept Of A Classic inspired by "The Card from the Pocket" (C. O. Williams, 1937) 77
Paul Curry A Turn In Time 4 blanks, 2 rubberbands, signed card reverses in the banded packet 82
Unknown Buckle Count 84
Paul Curry & Terry Morgan Future Shock two sets of ESP cards match, swindle switch see also "A Swindle Of Sorts" (Paul Curry, 1974) 90