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Walter B. Gibson Like Seeks Like 3&3, precursor to Oil & Water using glide 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 91) 569
Edward Marlo & Jean Hugard Do As I Do - U Can't Unless I Want U 2 eight cards for performer and spectator, basically oil&water effect, two methods, Hugard's and Marlo's 1941 Early Marlo (Section "Amazing, Isn't It?") 37
Jack Potter 3 Jacks Every Time three jacks are laid alternated with indifferent cards and come to the top, as a prelude to "3 Jack & a Pat" by Weisbecker see also "3 Jacks & A Pat" (Phil Weisbecker, 1943) 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 503
Edward Marlo Oil and Water 4&4 1953 The Cardician 111
Bill Simon Water & Oil 4x4 1953 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 293) 1170
Dai Vernon Oil and Water 4&4, extra cards 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 20
Harry Lorayne Faro Blockbuster 3&3, as climax the cards are reversed in deck, some faro shuffles, then deck is separated in red and blacks 1967 Deck-Sterity 92
Herb Zarrow Oil and Water Phase 3&3 1967 Deck-Sterity 95
Ben Christopher* Status Quo reds and blacks separated, they stay separated despite shuffling, then done with small packet (4 & 4) see also "Ices and Kings" (Karl Fulves, 1982) 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 5) 248
John Hamilton Instant Oil 4&4 (based on a Marlo 3&3 handling from Ibidem) 1970 Epilogue (Issue 8) 64
Edward Marlo Dealing in Oil and Water 4&4, Benzais' Cop, dated 1962 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 140
Lin Searles M/Separation 4&4, using the Monge Shuffle 1971 Epilogue (Issue 12) 89
Sam Leo Horowitz Oil & Water Aces and Queens 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 450
Sam Leo Horowitz Honeycutt Plus queens and kings are paired, yet separate again 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 452
Karl Fulves Unmix 2&2 1972 Mexican Monte 12
Karl Fulves Maximum Leader 2&2 oil water, twisting, then all backs change to various colors 1972 Mexican Monte 18
Karl Fulves Random Notes (2) miniature Oil & Water 1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 108
Karl Fulves Oil & Water 5&5, cards alternate at climax see also "Transit Notes" (Karl Fulves, 1978) 1973 Notes From Underground 3
Karl Fulves Technicolor Oddity four reds and 4 blacks are mixed in various ways (klondike shuffle, under/over shuffle), yet separate varied by "Yet Another Technicolor Oddity" (Harvey Rosenthal, 1976) 1973 Notes From Underground 7
Edward Marlo Dissertation on Oil and Water credit information 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 143
William P. Miesel Mini Oil and Water 2&2, four phases 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 96
Karl Fulves Strike/Oil 4&4, unconventional see also "Oil & Arabs" (Karl Fulves, 1980) 1975 Epilogue (Issue 24) 229
Karl Fulves Red/Black Mystery 4&4 alternated, separated in four and four, a fifth card added to each group makes whole group red and black 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 1 10
Karl Fulves The Basic Color Upset 4&4 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 2 98
Karl Fulves Calculated Colors 3&3 or 4&4, weird mixing procedure, "mathematical oil & water" varied by "Principle Prism" (Karl Fulves, 1980) 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 208
Karl Fulves Kannibal Kards - Phase One four Jacks alternate, joker placed in middle, colors separate 1975 Kannibal Kards 1
Karl Fulves Other Suggestions (A) 2&2 oil and water
(B), (C) & (D) suggestions for cannibal themed tricks
1975 Kannibal Kards 7
Edward Marlo Oil and Water plus Climaxes 4&4, routine with all black climax 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 148
David Solomon "Conditioned Oil and Water" 4&4 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 158
Edward Marlo "Further Dissertation on Oil and Water" more on crediting and history, with letters to George Sands, Bruce Elliott 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 160
Edward Marlo 3rd Phase (Oil and Water) 4&4 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 165
Edward Marlo & David Solomon "Oil and Water" 4&4, three phases inspired by "Wild Root" (Ibidem) 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 166
Ken Beale Apartheid II 3&3 see also "Apartheid" (Ibidem) 1976 Epilogue (Section "Special No 4") 291
Karl Fulves Snapblack 2&2, first oil&water phase, then twisting phase, then all become black see also "Black Out" (Karl Fulves, 1979) 1976 Epilogue (Section "Special No 5") 306
Karl Fulves Oil & Water - Tri It (3&3 separation)
- X3 (3&3 mixing phase)
- The Primaries (4&4 mixing phase)
see also "Push Push" (Karl Fulves, 1979) 1976 Epilogue (Section "Special No 5") 311
Jon Racherbaumer Oil & Water credit information 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 45
Alex Elmsley & Edward Marlo & Jon Racherbaumer Oil Slick & Water Wonderful 4&4, alternation climax 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 46
Jon Racherbaumer The Veeser Phase 4&4 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 48
Edward Marlo Early Oil & Water 5&5, then more cards 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 49
Gene Castillon & Jon Racherbaumer The Floating Phase 4&4 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 55
Jon Racherbaumer Obiter Dictum comments on Oil & Water and Hofzinser connection "The Magic Separation" 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 56
Philip T. Goldstein More Oil, More Water 4&4, four phases 1976 Classic Tackler 12
Harvey Rosenthal Yet Another Technicolor Oddity five reds and five black cards inspired by "Technicolor Oddity" (Karl Fulves, 1973) 1976 Close-Up Sampler - Part 1 15
Shigeo Futagawa Japanese Ace Trick Oil and Water effect with two red Aces and two black Aces 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 22
Nick Trost Three Jacks - Three Aces Separation type of effect 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 5
Karl Fulves Color Flash spectator shuffles small packets 1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 254
Gene Maze Manhattan Transfer 3&3, two phases 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 342
Bob Farmer & Bert Allerton & Jerry Mentzer Jazz Pieces - Body & Soul a red and a black jumbo card are cut into 4 pieces, the pieces change places, oil and water, missing part of the description is published in "Jazz Pieces" see also "Jazz Combo" (Jerry Mentzer, 1974),
"Oil & Water" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1976),
"Jazz Pieces" (Bob Farmer, 1978)
1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 2) 476
Juan Tamariz The Oil and Water of Tamarix 4&4, two phases 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 3) 484
Philip T. Goldstein Deca Oil & Water 5x5 1977 Scattershot 9
Philip T. Goldstein Mixtant colors mix 4x4 1977 Scattershot 9
Philip T. Goldstein Up & Down Mixtant 4x4 cards mix face up and face down 1977 Scattershot 10
Dai Vernon Vernon's Oil & Water 4&4, five phases see also "Oil Slick" (Dai Vernon, 1987) 1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #10) 1029
Allan Ackerman Streamlined Oil and Water 3&3, full deck finish 1978 Here's My Card 77
Bob Farmer Jazz Pieces missing part of text and illustrations inspired by "Jazz Pieces - Body & Soul" (Bob Farmer & Bert Allerton & Jerry Mentzer, 1977) 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 512
Danny Dew Oil and Water 4&4, extra card 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 150
Karl Fulves ColorSlip 2&2 with Joker im middle, "This is an odd variation of the color-separation effect." 1978 Transpo Trix 27
Karl Fulves Transit Notes 5&5 see also "Oil & Water" (Karl Fulves, 1973) 1978 Transpo Trix 58
Dai Vernon Instant Oil & Water 4&4, extra card 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1175
David Solomon 8 Card Oil and Water 4&4 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 125
Edward Marlo Pure Oil and Water 4&4 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 127
Karl Fulves Infra Red 4&4
- The Premise
- The Routine:
1. The Shah's Gambit
2. Second Chance
3. Unmisers
4. The Impossible Phase
varied by "Infra Red" (Karl Fulves, 1979) 1979 Four Color Problems 3
Karl Fulves Contact Colors 2&2, with card with cut-out section 1979 The Topological False Count 7
Stewart Judah Oil & Water "Retrospective"
3&3, extra card
see also "Letters" (George Draper & James Frasier & John MacKay & Ed Hammond, 1979) 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 18) 1239
Karl Fulves Push Push 3&3, based on 6-as-6 false count see also "Oil & Water" (Karl Fulves, 1976) 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 21) 1267
Karl Fulves Drift 4&4, way to displace color so spectator can mix cards 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 24) 1299
Karl Fulves Infra Red 4&4, addition to referenced trick inspired by "Infra Red" (Karl Fulves, 1979) 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 34) 131
Frank Garcia Oil and Water kings and aces 1980 Exclusive Card Secrets 62
Gene Maze Oil and Water 3&3, four phases 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 30
Karl Fulves Principle Prism 4&4, reds and blacks are mixed and they still alternate, weird effect, two phases inspired by "Calculated Colors" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 1980 Parallel Lines 13
Karl Fulves Part One introduction to "instant, visual color separations" 1980 Color Quik 2
Karl Fulves Six Quik 3&3, reds face-up and blacks face-down, could be odd-backed, separation in stages, then at once 1980 Color Quik 3
Karl Fulves Quik Ending alternate procedure for "Six Quik" see also "Scorpio Switch" (Karl Fulves, 1979) 1980 Color Quik 6
Karl Fulves Color Quik 2&2, reds and blacks mixed in fan condition, when fan is turned over colors have unmixed, visual, multiple phases, selected card appears as finale and signature on it changes into mirror writing 1980 Color Quik 9
Karl Fulves Automatic Oil 4&4, three phases 1980 Color Quik 25
Karl Fulves Arm Twister 4&4 1980 Color Quik 27
Karl Fulves Diagonal Switch 4&4, mixing process for Oil & Water see also "Upside Down Hofzinser Change" (Karl Fulves, 2001) 1980 Color Quik 27
Karl Fulves Cornered Colors 4&4, based on previous "Diagonal Switch" 1980 Color Quik 28
Karl Fulves Red Riser some red and black cards mixed, reds rise to top one by one see also "Unmix Problem" (Karl Fulves, 1980) 1980 Color Quik 30
Karl Fulves Scribble 4&4, instant unmix, face-up and face-down 1980 Color Quik 33
Karl Fulves Interspace notes on "Ultra Mix" routine see also "Ultra Mix" (Karl Fulves, 1980) 1980 Color Quik 34
Karl Fulves Oil & Arabs 2&2, with transformations see also "Strike/Oil" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 1980 Color Quik 35
Karl Fulves Zen And Water 4&4, spectator mixes cards, posed as problem 1980 Color Quik 35
Karl Fulves Part Three on strength (or lack of) of oil and water plot and finales 1980 Color Quik 40
Karl Fulves Mesmerism reds & blacks mixed, they cling to card box, then one color drops free 1980 Color Quik 45
Karl Fulves Gargoil oil & water combo with follow the leader, no method 1980 Interlocutor (Issue 41) 163
David Solomon Refined Oil and Water 4&4 1982 Sessions 125
Karl Fulves Ices and Kings four Aces, four Kings, two cards exchanged, stay separated, and so on, credit claim see also "Status Quo" (Ben Christopher*, 1969),
varied by "Interrupted Ices" (Sam Schwartz, 1989)
1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 6
Karl Fulves Iced Notes comments on previous trick and presentational ideas 1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 10
Edward Marlo Clearly Oil and Water 4&4, two extra cards, four phases, spectator assists 1983 Marlo without Tears 223
Daryl Martinez Sunrise four of a kind, reds come back to top even though when alternated 1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 91
Magic Ronnay The New Oil and Water Routine with eight identical red and eight identical black cards, five phases 1983 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 1) 1161
Ray Kosby Cooking With Oil & Water 4&4, separation and mixing phase 1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 103
Ernst Pancrazi Four Parts Oil 4&4, no extra cards, four phases varied by "Apocalypse Variations or Additions" (Ben Harris, 1986) 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 2) 883
James Swain Slow Motion Oil and Water 3&3 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1088
Edward Marlo An Oil and Water Phase 4&4, with remix phase 1985 Formula One Close-Up 66
Larry Jennings & Edward Marlo & Dai Vernon Oil & Perrier 4x4, three phases 1985 Lake Tahoe Card Magic 57
Ben Harris Apocalypse Variations or Additions inspired by "Four Parts Oil" (Ernst Pancrazi, 1984) 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 1174
Edward Marlo Challenge Oil and Water or Try This With a Glide 3&3 1986 Thirty Five Years Later 23
Dai Vernon Oil Slick 4&4 see also "Vernon's Oil & Water" (Dai Vernon, 1977) 1987 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 169
Edward Marlo An Oil and Water Story 4&4, four phases, surprise kicker 1987 Special Effects 80
Carroll Mounier Simple Oil/Water Effect 4&4, no extra cards 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 7) 1518
Mark Sicher Simpler Oil/Water 3&3, no extra cards 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 7) 1519
Juan Tamariz Application to "Oil and Water" analysis of general effect and variations 1988 The Magic Way 77
Juan Tamariz Tamariz' Oil and Water 4&4, two phases 1988 The Magic Way 85
Juan Tamariz Audacious Method 4&4 1988 The Magic Way 129
Juan Tamariz Stripper Deck Methods 4&4, two methods 1988 The Magic Way 132
Juan Tamariz Strip-Out Method 4&4 1988 The Magic Way 135
Juan Tamariz Tenkai Method 4&4 1988 The Magic Way 136
Juan Tamariz The Pick-up Method 4&4 1988 The Magic Way 150
Juan Tamariz Super Oil and Water 4&4, seven double facers 1988 The Magic Way 151
Juan Tamariz Double Oil and Water 4&4, face-up, face-down 1988 The Magic Way 155
Juan Tamariz Flip-Flop 4&4, acrobatic flaps ala Zapped 1988 The Magic Way 160
Juan Tamariz Two by Two 4&4 1988 The Magic Way 162
Juan Tamariz Under the Spectator's Hand 4&4, spectator does everything 1988 The Magic Way 165
Juan Tamariz Instant Method 4&4, using TPC and perpendicular spread hide-out 1988 The Magic Way 168
Juan Tamariz Yourself 4&4 1988 The Magic Way 171
Juan Tamariz Roughing Method 4&4 1988 The Magic Way 175
Mark Sicher Salad Displacement 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 2) 1605
Brother John Hamman The Knavish Deuces oil&water and follow the leader combo 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 103
Karl Fulves Dollar Swindle 3&2, dollar bill placed in packet, color separate to either side of bill 1989 And a Packet of Cards 5
Sam Schwartz Interrupted Ices four Aces, four Kings, two cards exchanged, stay separated, and so on inspired by "Ices and Kings" (Karl Fulves, 1982) 1989 And a Packet of Cards 7
Karl Fulves Remix three packets with red-black-mixed cards, two are separated but remix, the third separates 1989 And a Packet of Cards 15
Karl Fulves Demi-Device 2&2, featuring a displacement count 1989 And a Packet of Cards 21
Karl Fulves Mexipo 2&2 oil & water sequence with a card transposition, "As the title indicates, this is a transpo-type trick using a Mexican turnover." 1989 Quick Card Tricks 11
Doug Edwards Tossed Salad 3&3 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 10) 1837
Alberto Reyes The Red & Black Capers 4&4 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 5) 1777
Ray Kosby Never The Twain Shall Mix 4&4, spectator and performer mix cards together 1990 Spectacle 41
Jose Carroll Oil and Water in a Wine Glass plays large, vertical, 4&4, one color disappears as climax 1991 52 Lovers - Volume II 59
Alex Elmsley Shale Fellow Well Met Oil and Water combined with Follow The Leader, 4&4 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 34
Alex Elmsley & Brother John Hamman The Atomic Aces four phase variation on Hamman's "Final Ace Routine", including Oil & Water and Follow the Leaders Phase inspired by "Final Aces" (Brother John Hamman, 1989),
varied by "FantASStisch" (Jörg Alexander Weber, 2011)
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 217
John Carney Oil on Troubled Waters 3&3, deck separation climax 1991 Carneycopia 234
Scott Robinson Valdez and Water with four aces, four phases 1991 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 38) 696
Hideo Kato 東京湾の“水と油” (Tokyo Bay Oil and Water) 1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 161
Dan Harlan Sludge and Ice Oil and Water five ten blank cards, five have a red cross and five a black cross on it, several phases 1993 The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 2) 9
Florentin Oil-And-Water Poker strange combo 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 6) 2368
David Regal To Mix or not to Mix 3&3 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 10) 2422
Jon Racherbaumer Whose Oil and Water? credit essay, seven pages 1994 Facsimile (Issue 2) 33
Paul Cummins Deliberate Oil & Water 4&4 1996 from a shuffled deck in use... Part Two 22
Michael Skinner Oil and Water Rides Again 4&4, three phases, all red climax 1996 Classic Sampler 9
Guy Hollingworth Oil and Water 3&3, optical alignment 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 39
Don England Slick Oil and Clarified Water 4&4 2001 Don England's Paradox 140
Justin Higham Unaccountable Oil and Water 4&4 2001 The Simulation of Miracles 23
Darwin Ortiz Ultimate Oil & Water 3&3, deck seperation and remix climax 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 158
David Ben Oil and Water 2003 Tricks 61
Edward Marlo & Ron Bauer Time Machine three reds and blacks are alternated, Ace of Spades put in center of one half, the other half shuffled upside-down, all things are undone when traveled back in time inspired by "Time Machine" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem #7) 2004 Time Machine 2
Ron Bauer Three Ways to Secretly Switch the Two Center Colors as preparation for oil and water 2004 Time Machine 20
Ray Kosby & Dai Vernon & Larry Jennings K.J.V. Oil and Water 4&4, four phases, with mixing phase 2005 Up In Smoke 21
Larry Jennings Oil And Water 4&4, all black finale 2005 Up In Smoke 28
Denis Behr Oil & Water 3&3, deck separation as climax 2007 Handcrafted Card Magic 66
David Acer The Immiscible Eight 4&4, three phases, only first phase is Acer's and is described here see also "Oily Snobs" (Simon Lovell, Simon Says, 1997),
"Never The Twain Shall Mix" (Ray Kosby, 1990)
2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 19
Alexander de Cova & Richard Vollmer Murmeltier 4&4 2011 Seminar-Leviten 3
Harapan Ong & William Eston Full Deck Oil & Water 4&4, deck finale inspired by "Easy Oil & Water" (William Eston, Magic Magazine Sept. 2003) 2014 Close Culls 30
Helder Guimarães The Solo Act 1. Triumph
2. Anti-Oil and Water
3. Kings Production
Finale - Cards to New Deck Order
2015 The Veriloquent 35