Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond
Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond
written by Paul Curry
Work of Paul Curry
382 pages (Hardcover), published by Hermetic Press
Illustrated with drawings by Paul Curry
Language: English
(99 entries)
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Oscar Weigle In the Times of Paul Curry ix
Stephen Minch Itinerary xv
Paul Curry The Curry Turnover Change description by Jean Hugard 3
Paul Curry The Relativity Lift two methods, with and without pencil, first in "Genii", Vol. 46 No. 2. 1982 see also "The Sliding Double Lift" (David Acer, 2004) 6
Paul Curry The Drawback Double Lift 10
Paul Curry Break Transfer from Bottom to Top break over two cards on the bottom, overhand shuffle, transfer to top 13
Paul Curry The Time Change color change with the drawback double lift 14
Paul Curry The Drawback Vanish with the aid of the drawback double lift 17
Paul Curry The Tap Pass tapping one half on the other as a cover 19
Paul Curry The Side Pass see also "The Vernon One-Handed Shift" (Dai Vernon & Henry Christ, 1987) 22
Paul Curry Bottom Palm first published in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941 see also "Bottom Palm, one-handed" (Ernest Earick, 1993) 26
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)
Paul Curry Criss-Cross Force Variant 34
Paul Curry Exchange Of Fire spectator taps with a pen on a paper, the dots arrange in a fire to form the selection, first in "Genii", Vol. 48 No.12, 1985 36
Paul Curry Kissing Cards king and queen of same suit travel to the center of the deck 40
Paul Curry The Push Under spread culling the bottom card of the deck, "Reverse Cull" 41
Paul Curry & John Scarne & Myles Lyons & Theodore Annemann Two-Card Routine - Effect No. 1: joker and ace of spades change places
- Effect No. 2: joker on top, ace on the bottom vanish and are found together in the center
- Effect No. 3: joker and ace pushed in the deck, travel to top and bottom
- Effect No. 4: two numbers are called, counted and the cards found at those positions are joker
and ace
- Effect No. 5: joker and ace reverse in the deck
- Effect No. 6: spectator reverses one card behind his back, it is the joker
- Effect No. 7: two selections are put face up into the deck, next to them the joker and the ace
are found
- Effect No. 8: selections transform into joker and ace
- Effect No. 9: two cards clipped by four paper clips are removed from the pocket, joker and ace
Paul Curry Cider! with extra card (double jonah) 59
Paul Curry Sure Thing red backed card and blue backed card, one with a hole in the middle, monte 65
Paul Curry The Color-Changing Deck one red/blue double backer 71
Unknown Hindu Shuffle Display to show same back 74
Paul Curry You're a Liar presentational idea inspired by "Lies! Lies! Lies!" (Henry Christ, 1935),
also published as "You're a Liar" (Paul Curry, 1952)
Paul Curry The Truth-Telling Joker card is removed, all card named and removed one named instead of joker, selection is named see also "The Whispering Jokers" (Paul Curry, 1947) 81
Paul Curry Don't Lie to Me two spectators get half the pack and either lie or say the truth about each card, magician spots all the lies varied by "Reds and Blacks" (Hector Chadwick, 2008) 83
Paul Curry Spread Shuffle 86
Paul Curry Half Gone half of the deck vanishes from a handkerchief 90
Paul Curry Bluff Pass face up 92
Paul Curry Houdini's Legacy circle is drawn on a card, deck cut somewhere, the name of the cut to card is now written in the circle varied by "The Near Perfect Circle" (Christian Engblom, 2010) 96
Paul Curry & Henry Christ Variation of 203rd Force 99
Paul Curry & Michael F. Zens & David Devant Out of the Past deck is separated in halves, two cards thought of and one is selected, performer puts one card from the half into the other, first card is missing, second spectator touches a card, that is put into the other half and also his card is missing, third card invisibly travels into the other half, first printed in "Genii" vol. 7 no. 4, 1942 inspired by "The Triangle" (David Devant, Our Magic),
"Zens' Miracle Pocket to Pocket Trick" (Michael F. Zens, 1937)
Paul Curry Teleport two thought of cards travel from one half to the other one by one, 24 duplicates also published as "Teleport" (Paul Curry, 1974) 106
Paul Curry False Casing half the deck apparently placed in case 109
Paul Curry Phantasy Under Glass under glass bowl, ends clean 112
Paul Curry Under Wraps performer's hand is wrapped in a clear plastic bag, ends clean 118
Paul Curry Pressto blue backed card is selected, deck put on a red deck and pressed, selection is found in the middle of the red backed cards, second time spectator presses, first published in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941 122
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Underspread Force with odd backed card 123
Paul Curry Teacher's Pet with sucker presentation 125
Unknown The Pass as a packet switch 126
Paul Curry Turn of the Century 129
Paul Curry Probability Zero 10 business cards are numbered from one to ten on one side and the cards shuffled and turned over, spectator selects cards and the numbers from one to ten are written on the other side, they match, first in "Sealed Miracles 1", 1944 see also "ESP 2000" (John Riggs, 1994),
"ESP Guessing Game 2000" (John Riggs, 1995)
Paul Curry Alias Sherlock Holmes center tear presentation, revealing the word by analyzing the burnt paper 143
Paul Curry & Howard Adams Matchmaker 5 ESP cards, torn in half, matching routine, two versions, one with telephone, basic principle goes back to Howard Adams' trick "Packeten One" in "O.I.C.U.F.E.S.P" Vol. 9 see also "Matchmaker" (Paul Curry & Howard Adams, 1984) 147
Paul Curry Out of This Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a book, first peek book in literature also published as "Out of this Phone Book" (Paul Curry, 1944) 153
Paul Curry Padding add a number coincidence, first published in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941 156
Paul Curry Payoff bill folded and put in envelope, serial number is divined, first published in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941 159
Paul Curry A Penny for Your Thoughts after some changes (written directions) the order of 4 coins and a rolled up bill is named, inspired by Bob Hummer's "Mathematical Three Card Monte" 164
Paul Curry A Turn in Time 4 blanks, 2 rubberbands, signed card reverses in the banded packet 172
Unknown Buckle Count 175
Paul Curry Out of This World routine and a lot of remarks about the history 183
Charles T. Jordan False Overhand Shuffle red/black shuffle, see Jordan's "Thirty Card Mysteries" 1919 185
Paul Curry Best of Possible Worlds 190
Paul Curry The Charm of Luck a talisman influences the outcome 195
Paul Curry Another Stop! spectator stops while riffling, performer knows card, short card and set-up see also "Another Stop!" (Paul Curry, 1936) 200
Paul Curry Think of a Card also published as "Think of a Card" (Paul Curry, 1947) 202
Paul Curry One Down card is inserted face up in the pack behind spectator's back and divined see also "One Down" (Paul Curry, 1947) 204
Paul Curry Touch with a lot of credit information varied by "The Mexican-American War" (Ryan Plunkett, 2016) 206
Paul Curry Double Prediction card is selected turned over and behind spectator's back, pushed into the deck, both cards are predicted, first published in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941 212
Paul Curry Three Cards in the Future three card prediction see also "Three Cards in the Future" (Paul Curry, 1965) 214
Paul Curry Smoke Signals card and word written on billets, then burnt and divined 221
Paul Curry Thoughts from Afar medium on telephone knows selected card see also "Thoughts from Afar" (Paul Curry, 1965) 223
Paul Curry The Open Prediction with gimmick 230
Paul Curry The Problem of Card 13 spectator selects 12 cards from the the deck, which are all the same suit as a card previously removed, see also Hofzinser's first problem "Choice of Color" (Magic Christian: "Non Plus Ultra - Hofzinsers Kartenk√ľnste Band 2" p. 317) 237
Paul Curry A Swindle of Sorts see Bruce Bernstein's "Eat at Joe's" see also "Suit-De-Suit" (Jerry K. Hartman, 1985),
"Taste of Curry" (Howard Hamburg & Paul Curry, 2009)
Paul Curry Swindle Switch 246
Paul Curry Out of Mind inspired by "Out Of Sight" (Paul Curry, 1977) 250
Charles T. Jordan & Paul Curry Interlocking Chain Principle with a ruse to make the shuffle more convincing 253
Paul Curry A Period of Darkness selection in the deck and a signed slate turnover in the dark, while spectator secures them on the table also published as "A Period of Darkness" (Paul Curry, 1945) 258
Paul Curry Cigarette Switch with cigarette pack see also "Cigarette Switch" (Paul Curry, 1947) 263
Paul Curry Center Tear Handling inspired by "A Day of Your Life" (Theodore Annemann, 1940),
see also "Torn Center Billet Improvement" (Paul Curry, 1947),
"Message in the Flames" (Dai Vernon, 1948 / 27)
Paul Curry Pseudo Psychometry Tip as a two person mental stunt, coding idea also published as "Ripping, Eh, What!" (Paul Curry, 1947) 267
Paul Curry The Malini Idea card is found on the streets, torn and vanished, then it's found back on the spot before, corner fits also published as "Gutter Magic" (Paul Curry, 1947) 268
Paul Curry The Miscalled Palm reflex see also "Miscalled" (Paul Curry, 1947) 270
Paul Curry One-Way Face Design Tip scratching pips also published as "Curry Favors" (Paul Curry, 1947) 272
Paul Curry A Card Revelation Tip pretending to find the wrong card, first in "The Phoenix" No. 129, 1947 also published as "Thar She Blows!" (Paul Curry, 1947) 273
Paul Curry Stamp-It stamp on back of a card, chosen card has the stamp on it 277
Paul Curry A Cur(r)i-ous Prediction spectator turns a card over behind his back which is predicted 281
Unknown Reverse at Side 282
Paul Curry Reversed Card Transfer Switch as reversed card is transferred to bottom 282
Paul Curry Mind Reading? red backed card is put into blue deck, this card is selected see also "Mindreading?" (Paul Curry, 1947) 284
Paul Curry Fan Force with reverse fan 284
Paul Curry Do as I Do see also "Do As I Do" (Paul Curry, 1947) 286
Paul Curry Next! card with message "your card will be next" is put into the deck and is found next to selection, first in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941 288
Paul Curry Follow Me two decks, several versions, first published in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941 292
Paul Curry The Perfect Miracle based on Lu Brent's "U-Find-It" in "Five Super Card Mysteries" see also "The Perfect Miracle" (Paul Curry, 1947) 296
Paul Curry Never in a Lifetime two shuffled halves, magician does the same as spectator, both separate cards into red and black 298
Paul Curry Two Together spectator and performer think of a card in their half and note them on a business card, halves are put together back to back and two cards slipped of together, the noted cards are slipped of at the same time see also "Two Together" (Paul Curry, 1947) 304
Unknown The Glide in spectator's hand 305
Paul Curry The Power of Thought varied by "Coincidence" (Bill Simon, 1952),
"Two Way Mirror" (Peter Duffie, 1997),
"Mirror Power" (Peter Duffie, 1997)
Paul Curry Card Displacement moving a card in the deck, while it is sticking out 310
Paul Curry More Power to the Thought one deck 314
Paul Curry IOU quarter is wrapped with paper and in a flash the paper vanishes, coin transforms to a nickel. Under the nickel is a little circle of paper "IOU 20ct" 321
Paul Curry The Case of the Missing Hat cards with magicians and with hats, story trick see also "The Case of the Missing Hat" (Paul Curry, 1965) 327
Paul Curry Turnabout arrows on squares turn so they always end up pointing in the same direction see also "Compas-sion" (Hans E. Trixer, 1977) 335
Paul Curry The Twist Turnover secretly gives a quarter turn in the act of turning over 336
Paul Curry Linked two ropes hanging on performer's shoulder link, see also ring & tape sequence in "Sefalaljia" see also "Sefalaljia" (Stewart James, 1939),
"Linked" (Paul Curry, 1947),
varied by "Loops Entwined" (Jack Avis, 1953)
Paul Curry Missink Link two rope rings link 348
Paul Curry On and Off two ribbon rings threaded through a nut and lowered into a hat, under a handkerchief the selected ribbon penetrates the nut, brema nut see also "On and Off" (Paul Curry, 1947) 356
Paul Curry The Sliding Knot rope held by two assistants, cut and knotted, knot can be moved and opened at any point, see also Douglas Dexter "The Cut and Restored Rope" in Will Goldston's "Great Magicians' Tricks", 1931 359
Paul Curry Restoration Supreme cut and restored rope with sliding knot, different restoration inspired by "The Sliding Knot" (Paul Curry, 2001) 370