Written by George G. Kaplan

1948
Work of George G. Kaplan

341 pages (Hardcover), published by Fleming Book Company
Illustrated with drawings by Francis J. Rigney.
Language: English

(112 entries)

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Unknown The Short-Card - The Corner-Short principles for the corner-short
4
George G. Kaplan The Secret Gadget using nail-clip to short corners
5
George G. Kaplan Advantages of the Corner-Short Procedure general comments on the use of corner shorts
5
George G. Kaplan Locating the Corner-Short, and the Delayed-Action Control using the corner-short
6
Unknown The Pencil Dot mark for the corner-short
6
George G. Kaplan Avoiding Contrasts how to address the problem of white edges after cutting corners short
8
Unknown To Bring the Corner-Short to the Top of the Pack
8
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Fan Cut method to bring corner short to the top
9
Unknown To bring the corner-short to the Bottom of the Pack two methods
11
Unknown To Control a Selected Card by Means of the Corner-Short Hindu shuffle
12
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Control of a Glimpsed Card by Means of the Corner-Short
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George G. Kaplan Retaining Control of several Glimpsed Cards by Means of the Corner-Short
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George G. Kaplan Controlling Three Selected Cards by Means of the Corner-Short Hindu Shuffle handling
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George G. Kaplan To bring a Prearranged Packet above a Chosen Card by Means of the Corner-Short
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George G. Kaplan Obtaining a Desired Packet Instantly by Means of the Corner-Short
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George G. Kaplan Using the Corner-Short to Retain a Prearranged Deck in Order using corner-short as divider
19
Unknown Master Card Control fanning with injog
24
Unknown The Riffle-Force - A New Angle separation of the packets from the back
27
Unknown The Gambler´s False-Cut straight cut
29
Unknown The Peek
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Unknown The Step securing control after peek
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Unknown To Glimpse or Sight a Card Secretly used in conjunction with the peek
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George G. Kaplan Impromptu Marking of Cards rubbing thumb-nail on pencil
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George G. Kaplan Out-of-the-Room Selection using the corner-short
42
Unknown The X-Ray Location newspaper over scattered cards using the corner-short
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Unknown Double-Back Corner-Short Location out of the room selection
Related to 44
Unknown Mind-Reading with Two Subjects two card location using the corner-short
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Unknown The "Impossible" Discovery odd/even separation with corner-short as divider
46
Unknown The Twenty-Sixth Card Location - Using a Corner-Short
47
Unknown Au Naturelle using a "natural" to count down to selected card, magician says "stop"
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George G. Kaplan Natural Card using numerical value on card to count to selection that fits by chance, see also page 101
49
Unknown The Topsy-Turvy Fan using odd/even separation and corner-short
51
George G. Kaplan Will-o'-the-Wisp Routine sympathetic cards through newspaper with one cover only
Variations 56
Unknown Buckle Count
58
George G. Kaplan New Card Affinity using distant key card to count to spectator's card
65
George G. Kaplan Revello Card Circle thirteen cards and a lot of counting
67
George G. Kaplan The "Stop!" Fan Discovery fan force
Related toVariationsAlso published here 69
Unknown Fan Force timing, good
71
George G. Kaplan Kaplan's Clock Trick card from circle to matchbox, thirteen duplicates
Related toVariations 72
George G. Kaplan A Lesson in Misdirection "self-worker"
74
Unknown Rex Card Mystery three double facers
79
Unknown Multiple Do As I Do five correspondences with a lot of counting
88
Unknown Follow the Arrow bridge hand with thirteen pointer cards
90
Unknown The Card in the Shoe using a stranger card
93
George G. Kaplan, Dai Vernon The Royal Assembly ace, king, queen and jack of each suit separate into piles of their own kind
Variations 94
George G. Kaplan The Captain Kidd Card (First Version) using a distant key card and a "natural"
101
George G. Kaplan The Captain Kidd Card (Second Version) impromptu version
103
Unknown Magnetic Thought Transference "magnetic" match indicates chosen card
105
Unknown The Lie Detector
Variations 110
George G. Kaplan Giant Trio-Flight three selected jumbo cards across with envelopes
113
George G. Kaplan Card-Stabbing three cards are stabbed from a gaffed tallyho deck
119
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Rising Cards several cards rise from a houlette
124
George G. Kaplan The Card in the Balloon torn and restored card in balloon
128
Unknown A Winning Wager one of five jumbo cards is predicted
134
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Torn and Restored Card restored card is strung on a ribbon in an envelope
137
Unknown The Chameleon Card giant card transforms into selected card, using Monte sliding gaff
141
George G. Kaplan The Calcutta Mystery (First Version) two card prediction written with different colored pencils, one ahead
Inspired by
  • "The Bombay Mystery" (George Kaplan, marketed)
Variations
148
George G. Kaplan The Calcutta Mystery (Second Version) without the colored pencils, but with spectators initials, one ahead
152
Unknown Think corner-short and glimpse
153
Unknown Erdnase Break Glimpse
154
George G. Kaplan Do As I Do top card as key card
155
Unknown Top Card Glimpse one handed
157
Unknown The Princess Card Trick three gaffs (picture cards, holes cut out) and immediate repetition
158
George G. Kaplan The Yogi´s Secret putting flesh-colored daub on spectators forehead for an out of the room selection
163
George G. Kaplan, Dai Vernon The New Brain-Wave Deck ordinary deck, using hindu force
Variations 165
Unknown Mahatma Thought Control five spectators each pick four cards and select one, clever
167
Unknown Psychic Sympathy with signature and duplicate
173
Unknown Twenty-One Cards - A Double Prediction using in the hands antifaro
175
Unknown Crystal Clairvoyance featuring a napkin force
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 179
Unknown Dial two cards are revealed over the phone
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Unknown Information, Please! on the phone revelation with a stacked deck
182
Unknown Deck Switch
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Unknown The Medium´s Card Test two decks
185
Unknown Yogi Spelling Test four groups of six arranged cards
186
Unknown The Eighteen-Cards Spelling Trick
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Unknown The Triple Spelling Trick with the corner-short
191
Al Baker The Three-Billet Test No. 1
Variations 193
Unknown The Three-Billet Test No. 2
194
Unknown The Trance Quick-and-Dead Test impromptu
200
Unknown A Capitol Problem three business cards and an envelope, hole in card for glimpse
204
Unknown Do-As-I-Do Telephone Test forcing a number with cards
209
Unknown An Improved Sealed-Message Reading one card, two envelopes
211
George G. Kaplan Mind-Figures using a convex mirror
214
Unknown The Spirit-Slates and Magazine Test for closeup work
218
Unknown, Nate Leipzig Slate Move apparently showing all four sides of two slates blank
219
Unknown A Cigarette-Paper Pellet Switch on the tip of a pencil
223
Unknown The Three-Billet Test No. 3 three different categories
Variations 226
Unknown Billet Switch
228
Unknown Forcing Three Numbers using cards
230
Unknown The Odd-Even Force forcing an even or odd number with three dice, (reverse) svengali forcing deck
231
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Coin Switch
236
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Okito-Box Presentation pushing a coin through a tiny hole in the lid through the box and a card into glass
237
Unknown Turnover Move
238
George G. Kaplan Righting Move
Variations 240
Unknown I Do As You Do ten coin puzzle
241
Unknown The Stack of Quarters
242
Unknown The Sympathetic Coins two silver, one copper and one copper/silver
248
Unknown Coin-Extraction Perfected two coins and a handkerchief
Variations 251
Unknown The Spirit Handkerchief multiple knot routine with a thayer cabby
258
Unknown A Billiard-Ball Transposition two balls and two glasses
260
George G. Kaplan The Brema Tube and Bill loading the tube while showing it
263
Unknown The Cigarette Vanish in Handkerchief seated at table
267
George G. Kaplan The Trap-Door `Kerchief device for switching objects
268
Unknown Tying the Knot for the Rope Trick "easy, smooth procedure"
272
George G. Kaplan, Dai Vernon, Al Baker The Game of "Thirty-One" Played with a Dice
275
Unknown The Fifteen Match-Sticks Puzzle game/puzzle
279
Unknown Ben Ali´s Rope using extra loop
286
George G. Kaplan, Emil Jarrow The Lemon Trick two bills with similar numbers
292
Unknown Card, Crystal Ball, and Panties impromptu stooge, card visible in crystal ball
Related toVariations 301
Unknown The Gypsy Thread Trick with spectator
305
Unknown The Comedy of Errors transposition of a candle and a handkerchief plus a mind reading gag
313
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Nest of Boxes Routine for closeup
319