Smith Myth / Rashomon Principle
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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page CARC Categories
Unknown To allow several Persons each to draw a Card, and the Pack having been Shuffled, to make another Card drawn haphazard Change successively into each of those first chosen 1876 Modern Magic 87
Unknown Everybody's Card 1889 Tricks with Cards 120
Unknown Die von drei Personen gedachten Karten erraten zu können three spectators each think of one of three cards, performer divines them 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 48
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue Hallucination several spectators remember a card, all the same which is produced from pocket 1941 The Stripper Deck 29
Vern Schoneck Bluff & Challenge four aces change into jacks, aces found in pocket of performer, challenge presentation 1950 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 213) 851
Al Baker The Spectator Does The Trick spectator finds four cards, gaffed 1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Pet Secrets") 400
Unknown Smith's Myth in multiple challenge location 1962 Estimation 44
Karl Fulves By Any Other Name two methods (gaffed card & Elmsley Count) see also p. 165 for comment,
"A Problem" (J. W. Sarles & Don Nielson, 1967),
"Comments" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1972),
varied by "The Universal Mexican" (Roy Walton, 1968),
"Universals - The Universal Ghost" (Roy Walton, 1968),
"By Any Other Name Variation" (Robert Parrish, 1968),
"By Any Other Name Variation" (Francis Haxton, 1968),
"Cervon's Universals" (Bruce Cervon, 1972)
1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 135
Paul Swinford Swinford's Myth 14-15 force, faro, new deck order 1971 More Faro Fantasy 17
Allan Ackerman The General's Universal Card gaffed varied by "Full-Circle Universal" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1972) 1971 The Esoterist 6
Karl Fulves Smyth Myth Selection Procedure 1971 The Book of Numbers 25
Edward Marlo The Cam Myth Smith Myth Coincidence Effect, but with really different selections 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 146
Orville Wayne Meyer Tossed II three-way forcing deck instead of one-way, see p. 863 for comment by Peter Warlock, p. 985 for comment by Jerry Fulton inspired by "The Tossed Out Deck" (David Hoy, 1963),
see also "Tossed II Variation" (Orville Wayne Meyer, 1975)
1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 787
Harry Lorayne Ultra General Card (and Impossible Location) three spectator choose the same card, used as effect and also as method 1975 Afterthoughts 29
Ken Krenzel Two-Gether Again two selections at same position in two piles, duplicate 1975 Afterthoughts 93
Jon Racherbaumer The Stabbing Myth card is stabbed between two selections by spectator 1975 Hierophant (Section "7 Resurrection Issue") 41
Peter Plotkin No Hands Smyth's Myth two selections in two piles appear at same position despite shuffling 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 735
Larry Jennings Duffer's Two Cards to Pocket two thought-of cards from small packet to pocket, no palming, double backer 1983 Epoptica (Issue 4) 229
U. F. Grant Gen Grant's Triple Stop Card Trick three decks, three selections, first published 1953 1984 Magic from the Parade #1 15
Harry Lorayne Ellipses (...) short mention right at the bottom 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 1) 1452
Edward Marlo Predictable Princess applying Smith Myth, based on "Princess A-Hoy" (Impostress Princess) 1991 The Olram File (Issue 7) 13
Philip T. Goldstein Soloflex selected information on word cards divined, inspired by T. A. Waters's "Adamsmyth" (Octasm) see also "Synonymax" (Tom Stone & Stewart James & Max Maven*, 2011) 1991 Thavant 33
Jon Racherbaumer Making Smith More Mythic two selections occupy the same position in two halves 1992 Card Finesse II 225
Edward Marlo Smith-Myth Effect Subtlety 1992 Card Finesse II 229
Jon Racherbaumer Rashomon's Cards to Wallet Bendix Bombshell Wallet 1992 Card Finesse II 230
Alex Elmsley Incommunicado four cards are selected and produced from different spots, two spectators unknowingly have the same selection 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 254
Wylee Packer Four-Way Smyth's Myth with four packets 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 7) 2530
Karl Fulves The Agent's Cut 1996 Blocking Off 171
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Ace Of Hearts 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 141
Pit Hartling Triple Countdown three cards at three numbers, smith's myth 2003 Card Fictions 68
Karl Fulves Tell-A-Die from shuffled packet two cards are remembered by spectators indicated by die roll, one card named and performer instantly names other 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 29
Karl Fulves Smyth Myth Comments 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 31
Karl Fulves Transformism two cards chosen from red-backed deck, blue-backed deck in pocket, duplicates removed by touch, then decks transpose 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 32
Father Alex Finally You're a Psychic two spectators each select a card, third spectator pulls out two cards, turns out to be the selections, uses dual reality 2014 Lecture Notes: Hand Mucking 14