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John Scarne The Scarney Thought Card spelled "John Scarney" see also "Notes" (Karl Fulves, 1996) 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 107
John Scarne Seventh Method. (The "Snap" crimp) 1938 Greater Magic 57
John Scarne Scarne Ridge Technique 1938 Greater Magic 59
John Scarne Ace-Cutting four packets cut to and dropped, top ace turns over, daubed edge varied by "Four Aces Again" (Edward Marlo & Hank Nowoc, 1940) 1938 Greater Magic 72
John Scarne Forcing Cards Behind the Back 1938 Greater Magic 196
John Scarne A Card Mouthful 1938 Greater Magic 308
John Scarne The Card in the Wallet 1938 Greater Magic 572
John Scarne The Transposed Cards two cards in spectator's hands 1938 Greater Magic 575
Edward Marlo & John Scarne Marlo's Think A Card three thought-of cards are predicted on billets, one ahead, based on John Scarne's "Think a Card" see also "Miracle Do As I Do" (Warren Wiersbe, 1946) 1941 Early Marlo (Section "Amazing, Isn't It?") 26
John Scarne Scarne's Drunken Deal 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 23) 95
John Scarne Strong Man ripping the cellophane paper of a cigar, spectator can't do it 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 23) 96
E.E. Hammill & Frank N. Dodd & John Scarne Cleromantic Chicanery page of newspaper is crumbled and page number is the prediction, three dice are stacked and the hidden numbers added see also "The Double Steal" (Frank N. Dodd, 1937) 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 45) 184
John Scarne John Scarne's Bill Change ungimmicked see also "Notes" (Karl Fulves, 1989) 1943 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 106
John Scarne John Scarne's Master Change card put in envelope changes see also "Switching a card in an envelope" (Dai Vernon, 1961) 1943 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 217
Bruce Elliott (reviewer) Scarne on Dice by John Scarne (written by Clayton Rawson) 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 331
John Scarne Classic Ball Routine 1946 Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1) 9
John Scarne Triple Coincidence two decks, three cards exchanged varied by "Kings Royale" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1946 Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 15
John Scarne Silver and Copper Trick coin through pocket follow up 1946 Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 3) 18
John Scarne Mystery B. C: Pickups picking up coins, which are flat on the table 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 106) 425
John Scarne Slam It! coin is slapped on the table several times and then vanishes, sound is made with hand 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 106) 426
John Scarne Reverse English coin rolls away and back into the hand 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 106) 427
John Scarne The Eagle Speaks coin whispers the position, where the selection is in the deck, then the coin vanishes and appears above the selection 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 106) 427
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Three Close-Up Routines by John Scarne 1946 The Paul Fleming Book Reviews - Volume II 103
John Scarne Rapid Transit two decks, performer matches selection then both deck change back color 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 135) 541
John Scarne The Scarne Puzzle original 6-card version see also "Call to the Colors" (Bill Simon, 1952) 1949 Controlled Miracles 21
Dai Vernon & Paul Curry & Martin Gardner & John Scarne & Audley Walsh Ten Card Deal jonah card see also "Take Ten" (John Murray, 1949),
"Ten Card Deal P.S." (Martin Gardner & Edward Marlo & Bert Allerton, 1949),
also published as "Ten Card Deal" (Paul Curry & Martin Gardner & John Scarne & Dai Vernon & Audley Walsh, 1956)
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 168) 672
John Scarne A New Era in Card Tricks 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 5
John Scarne Calling the Cards Shuffled deck spread face down on table, performer able to divine identity of freely selected cards with X-ray vision 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 9
John Scarne Aces from the Pocket Shuffled deck placed in pocket, performer able to pull out 4 Aces varied by "4枚の一致" (John Scarne, 1993) 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 11
John Scarne Scarne's Predicto Business card with prediction placed randomly in deck, predicts which two cards it is placed in between 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 18
John Scarne The Four Royal Flushes Performer removes high cards (10, J, Q, K, A) from shuffled deck, deals out four hands of Royal Flushes (Interlocking Chain Principle) varied by "Stuart's Strip Poker" (Joseph Barry, 2017) 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 20
John Scarne The Turn Around Cards Spectator secretly turns some cards around from a row of 8 cards, performer can divine which were turned (Pointer principle) 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 22
John Scarne You Do as I Do Standard Do As I do effect with two decks, spectator / performer selects same card coincidentally see also "You Do As I Do" (John Scarne, 1956) 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 27
Royal Vale Heath & John Scarne Heath's Master Speller Ace to king packet arranged, random card cut to, value spelled repeatedly to get Ace to King in sequence 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 31
Bob Hummer & John Scarne Sensitive Fingertips Performer unmixes a packet of cards that has been shuffled face up/down. Shown to have odd number of cards in packet 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 36
John Scarne Separating Red and Black Cards Performer separates face up/down packet into reds and blacks 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 38
John Scarne Sympathetic Aces Ten-Twenty Force to locate all four Aces one by one, minor variation included to locate Royal Flush 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 39
John Scarne The Four Packs Spectator deals deck into four piles, remembers the top card of each pile, assemble the deck, performer divines the four cards 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 40
John Scarne Reverso Two selections magically reverse themselves after deck is held behind back 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 43
John Scarne The Dean's Poker Deal Credited to "The Dean", a gambler from New Jersey, simple Jonah card poker deal 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 45
John Scarne Spectator's Magic Count Performer thinks and writes down name of card, spectator deals down to any number and finds thought of card (after one failure) 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 47
John Scarne Finding a Selected Card Performer divines two selected cards using secretly red/black separated deck 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 50
John Scarne Mathematical Finder Mathematical, piles of cards formed by counting 10 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 55
John Scarne Swimmers Deck is cut into four, cards are moved around in long procedure, reveal four Aces. Procedure repeated, reveal four Kings. 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 56
Cardini & Dai Vernon & Nate Leipzig & Francis Carlyle & Martin Gardner & John Scarne The Initials Will Tell Initials of chosen card appears on spectator's palm (sugar + pencil) 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 68
John Scarne Double Duty Spectator secretly transfers a number of cards (1-10) to magician's packet, magician produces card with same value 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 71
John Scarne The Love Birds Performer/spectator select a card and lose in different parts of deck, later cards turn up next to each other 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 72
John Scarne Hit the Deck Performer holds deck, spectator hits deck away, selection is left in performer's hand 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 73
John Scarne The Betting Card Trick "The next card I turn over will be your card" sucker gag 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 75
John Scarne & Bill Simon Double Prediction Basic routine with Business Card Prophecy move, predict where business card is placed see also "Business Card Prophesy" (Bill Simon, 1952) 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 105
John Scarne & Joseph Prieto The Stapled Card Card transposition with card stapled to a Joker varied by "The Pinned Cards" (Edward Marlo & David Solomon, 1979),
"Marlo on the Stapled Cards" (Edward Marlo, 1979),
"The Stapled Cards" (Bert Fenn, 1979),
"The Un-Stapled Cards" (Edward Marlo, 1983),
"Double-Stuck" (Peter Duffie & Gene Maze, 1997)
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 110
John Scarne Scarne's Drunken Poker Deal Poker hands dealt from deck shuffled face up/down, final poker hand transformation (drunk man presentation) varied by "Poker Dream" (George Schindler, 1973) 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 124
John Scarne & Johnny Albenice Selected Card Vanishes to Pocket Essentially identical to Lazy Man's Card to Pocket see also "Lazy Man's Card to Pocket" (C. O. Williams & Unknown, 1940) 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 130
John Scarne Scarne Puzzle logic puzzle, solution to puzzle from p. 1073 1952 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 269) 1076
John Scarne Master Change Used as a vanish; pretend load of a card into an envelope 1953 "Come a little closer..." 35
John Scarne You Do As I Do two decks, 5 key numbers 1956 The Best in Magic 116
John Scarne Card Climax at a named number, with down under deal 1956 The Best in Magic 118
John Scarne Phone Miracle spectator finds card performer was thinking of, over the phone 1956 The Best in Magic 118
John Scarne Best Prediction on a business card, with down under deal 1956 The Best in Magic 119
Paul Curry & Martin Gardner & John Scarne & Dai Vernon & Audley Walsh Ten Card Deal jonah card also published as "Ten Card Deal" (Dai Vernon & Paul Curry & Martin Gardner & John Scarne & Audley Walsh, 1949) 1956 The Best in Magic 190
John Scarne & Verne Chesbro & James G. Thompson Jr. & Ben Dalgin Spheroid Skulduggery balls appear, split and change into small skull then into igger skull, two in the hand one in the pocket 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 57
John Scarne Scarne Pellet Switch 1958 Predictions 96
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Odds Against Me by John Scarne 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 34
John Scarne Edge-Marking Technique as card is inserted 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 125
Theodore Annemann & John Scarne Switchcraft duplicate, glass see also "Switchcraft Outdone!" (Frank Garcia & Ken Krenzel, 1982),
varied by "Interpretation of Scarne's Transposition" (Gabi Pareras, 2016)
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 34
Frank Garcia & John Scarne TV Aces production where thumb digs in and pulls out aces, bridge 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 59
Frank Garcia & John Scarne Poker Dream based on Scarne's Drunk Poker Deal, cards dealt from face up face down shuffled deck see also "Guyatt's Drunken Cut Improved" (Terry Guyatt & Edward Marlo, 1968) 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 88
John Scarne Dice Hustle 1974 Epilogue (Issue 20) 192
John Scarne Roulette Paradox article about roulette betting 1975 Epilogue (Issue 23) 213
Paul Curry & John Scarne Scarne's Psychic Experiment 1977 Special Effects 71
Barrie Richardson & John Scarne The Clean Second-Card Force Concept hole in card see also "Automatic Second Deal" (Dai Vernon, 1937) 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4) 503
John Scarne John Scarne's Copper to Silver 1978 Introduction to Coin Magic 137
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Scarne On Card Tricks by Various (written by John Scarne) 1979 The Paul Fleming Book Reviews - Volume III 170
J. W. Sarles & John Scarne An Amazing Memory card removed from half a deck is divined
- Not The Method
- How It's Done
inspired by a trick from "Scarne on Card Tricks",
see also "The Magi's Detection" (Charles T. Jordan, 1937),
varied by "Outcast" (Karl Fulves, 2005)
1982 Card Counting 16
Bob Stencel & John Scarne The Overhand Shuffle Action Palm see also "Stencel's Action Palm" (Bob Stencel & John Scarne, 1992) 1982 "The Overhand Shuffle" Action Palm 1
John Scarne Fold For Card: Scarne in fourth under deck 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 3
Jeff Busby (reviewer) The Ten Best Proposition Bets of America's Bigtime Gamblers by John Scarne 1987 Epoptica (Issue 8) 438
John Scarne Shuffle Control according to Fulves the real thing 1987 Riffle Shuffle Methods 2
John Scarne Doppelgänger Location great conditions, weak revelation, wrong method according to Fulves, see reference see also "The Probable Outcome" (John Scarne, Fulves' Underworld No. 2, 1995, p. 28) 1989 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 205
John Scarne Western Union Trick telegram, according to Fulves wrong method (see Rigmarole No. 9, 1994, p. 106) see also "Initial Encounter" (Karl Fulves, 1971) 1989 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 208
John Scarne Master Glide Switch indifferent card on face after glide 1989 Kaleidoscope 42
John Scarne Long Distance card chosen on other side of the room, risky force, position named 1989 Prototype 2
Karl Fulves & John Scarne & J. W. Sarles Flash Poker spectator stops performer's shuffle at 4 aces, they then change into a royal flush inspired by item in "Swindle Sheet" 1989 Quick Card Tricks 14
Bob Stencel & John Scarne Stencel's Action Palm overhand shuffle cover see also "The Overhand Shuffle Action Palm" (Bob Stencel & John Scarne, 1982) 1992 Card Finesse II 83
Edward Marlo & John Scarne Scarne Review Marlo's comments on John Scarne's appearance on the "Jack Paar Show" (July 1961) 1993 The Olram File (Issue 15) 12
John Scarne 4枚の一致 (Four Cards Together) Spectator selects card face down. Deck placed in pocket, magician pulls out three other cards of same value inspired by "Aces from the Pocket" (John Scarne, 1950) 1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 121
John Scarne & Roberto Giobbi Triple Coincidence spectator and magician exchange 3 cards from 2 decks - they match! 1994 Card College - Volume 1 99
John Scarne Shift on Table 1994 More Greater Magic 1232
John Scarne Card in Pocket Book fan handling of Loewy Palm 1994 More Greater Magic 1234
John Scarne & Dai Vernon The Four Aces and the Greek's Shuffle bottom stock control with unconventional shuffle 1994 More Greater Magic 1234
John Scarne Displacement Sleight transfering a card from bottom to top as small packet is turned over 1994 More Greater Magic 1235
John Scarne New Glide very brief note 1994 More Greater Magic 1248
John Scarne Various Notes various very brief notes about different things 1994 More Greater Magic 1248
John Scarne Scarne Card Fold Mercury Fold 1995 Cardshark 131
John Scarne Setting the Bridge with strong riffle shuffle 1995 Setting Up Exercises 7
John Scarne One Shuffle Poker aces apparently stacked to wanted player in one hand, actually bottom deal 1995 Setting Up Exercises 18
Karl Fulves & John Scarne Blocking Off "This principle, invented by John Scarne, is called blocking off."
- Blocking Off Defined
- Blocking Off
- Parallel Offset
- Conditions
- Right Side Glimpse
1996 Blocking Off 50
John Scarne Block Release free selection, odd-backed duplicate is in deck, riffle shuffle method 1996 Blocking Off 73
John Scarne The Flush Cull 1996 Blocking Off 125
John Scarne John Scarne's Method blocking off above the card see also "The Cull Riffle of the Mysterious Kid" (Revelations, 1984) 1996 Blocking Off 129
John Scarne Slick Aces named four-of-a-kind lost and cut to one by one (with distribution shuffle/honest aces), last ace appears with other 3 on spectator's hand see also "Distribution Shuffle" (Edward Marlo, 1964) 1996 Blocking Off 172
Karl Fulves & John Scarne Cut For High Card 1996 Blocking Off 175
John Scarne Triple Threat performer cuts to three signed and lost cards during tabled riffle shuffles (or: full house named, performer cuts to those five cards) 1996 Blocking Off 193
John Scarne Overhand Shuffle Control 3 cards, key, see also p. 196 for variation 1996 Blocking Off 193
John Scarne Fake Envelope Insertion 1996 13 Prophets 34
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
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 45
David Ben & John Scarne & Charles Bertram Scarne-Bertram Prediction 2003 Tricks 71
John Scarne & Roberto Giobbi Affinity in Numbers Prediction 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1153
John Scarne Self Force performer announces a card that he'll pick from borrowed deck and does so, John Scarne anecdote in restaurant 2005 Combo II 119
John Scarne Scarne Card Fold 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 85
John Scarne Think of a Card strategy to get the spectator to think of and name a card 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Feb 23") 58