Written by Jesús Etcheverry

Work of Arturo de Ascanio

394 pages (Hardcover), published by Páginas
Illustrated with drawings by Luis H. Trueba, Gustavo Otero, Jesús Almendro, José Antonio Vega.
Language: English

(101 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Laura Avilés A Word from the Publisher 10
Camilo Vázquez Introduction by Camilo Vázquez 12
Tony Cachadiña, Joan Font, Manolo Tena Foreword in Three Acts - Act One, by Toni Cachadiña
- Act Two, by Joan Font
- Act Three, by Manolo Tena
Jesús Etcheverry His Classcis chapter intro 20
Arturo de Ascanio The Restless Lady la dama inquieta, First Version 1970Inspired byVariations 22
Unknown The Glide brief 26
Tenkai Ishida The Tenkai Turnover Book Break Turnover 27
Arturo de Ascanio Second Version (ca. 1981) la dama inquieta 34
Juan Tamariz Tamariz Turnover outjogged turnover 36
Arturo de Ascanio Third Version (ca. 1985) la dama inquieta 43
Arturo de Ascanio The Nail Twist disarming handling of double card 45
Arturo de Ascanio Fourth and Last Version (ca. 1995) la dama inquieta 51
Arturo de Ascanio Air-Cushion Turnover turning three cards over as two, on open hand 60
Arturo de Ascanio Alternating the Colors three phasesInspired by 64
Arturo de Ascanio The Haphazard Shuffle messy false cutAlso published here 68
Dai Vernon To Keep the Colours Separated Also published here 70
Arturo de Ascanio All-Backs cutting to Royal Flush in process, including Impromptu VersionInspired byRelated to
  • "Ilusionismo" N° 301, 1984.
Also published here
Joan Font Resealed resealing card case with cellophane, bill and lighter method 99
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio on Daley on being an artist, transcript from a talk at the Jornadas Cartomagicas del Escorial 102
Arturo de Ascanio The Ten Cards Up the Sleeve Ace through TenInspired byRelated toAlso published here 104
Arturo de Ascanio Bottom Palm similar to Hofzinser's bottom palm 106
Arturo de Ascanio Covering the Bottom Palm 107
Dr. Jacob Daley One-Hand Spring Palm from a small packet 108
Arturo de Ascanio Covering the One-Hand Spring Palm Related to 110
Dr. Jacob Daley Left One-Hand Bottom Palm from a small packet 111
Arturo de Ascanio Covering the Left One-Hand Bottom Palm Related to 112
Arturo de Ascanio The Ascanio Ten Palm as vanish for last card in cards up the sleeve 113
Arturo de Ascanio The Palm Proper as vanish for last card in cards up the sleeveAlso published here 114
Arturo de Ascanio Mentalism by Elimination extensive treatment on the effectInspired byAlso published here 116
Arturo de Ascanio The Change and Reverse Gear Shuffle small packet false shuffle, similar to a lift shuffle 121
Arturo de Ascanio Sequacious Spades four cards penetrate table and end up under cardboard, one by one, two versionsInspired by 137
Arturo de Ascanio Take and Tap push-off count, five as four cards, spread display 139
Arturo de Ascanio Cards Through the Table one by one, change to FivesInspired by 149
Arturo de Ascanio, Freddie Fah Freddy Fah's Wallet cards to envelope, in wallet 154
Arturo de Ascanio The Magical Nine nine black and one red become nine red and one blackInspired by 159
Arturo de Ascanio Baiting Actions 161
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's Handling of the Hamman Count 163
Arturo de Ascanio, Carmen D'Amico D'Amico Replacement 170
Arturo de Ascanio Aces for Connoisseurs Inspired byAlso published here 175
Arturo de Ascanio The Paintbrush Change with a small packet 177
Arturo de Ascanio The Rub-Away face-down paintbrush change, with small packet 180
Arturo de Ascanio The Aces of My Exam Related to 182
Arturo de Ascanio The Ambitious Ace several phases 193
Unknown One-Handed Preparation for Vernon's Depth Illusion 195
Jerry Andrus The Twirl 196
Arturo de Ascanio Double Ambitious - The Seventh Heaven multiple phasesRelated to 198
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's Crimp 198
Luis H. Trueba The Trueba Revolving Replacement while turning deck overAlso published here 200
Arturo de Ascanio The Challenging Double 202
Unknown The Acrobatic Double 208
Arturo de Ascanio The Ascanio Half-a-Double Palm double is split, one card is placed in center of the deck while other card is palmed 209
Arturo de Ascanio Stranger Ambitious Card ambitious card has different back, in the end deck changes colorInspired by 212
Jerry Andrus The Jerry Andrus Replacement Related toAlso published here
  • "A Double Lift Change" in "Andrus Deals You In"
Arturo de Ascanio The One Against Fifty-One Double Cut Related to 221
Matt Corin The Matt Corin Transformation Also published here
  • "A Novel Card Discovery" in "Genii", May 1972.
Arturo de Ascanio, Helmut "Kalanag" Schreiber The Nudist Deck two versions
- Nudist Cards - The 1949 Version (shown by Kalanag)
- Nudist Cards - The 1956 Version
- Nudist Cards - Latest Version
Also published here 229
Arturo de Ascanio Covering the Half Pass brief 231
Arturo de Ascanio The Ascanio Spread Cut convincer for nudist deck, showing cards while cutting deck 235
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's Beveling Square-Up 237
Arturo de Ascanio Blue, Red, White: A Constructional Study all backs, normal, color changing back and nudist deck as climaxAlso published here 251
Arturo de Ascanio On Stressing the Initial Situation 254
Arturo de Ascanio On the Apparent Continuity of the Initial Situation 258
Arturo de Ascanio On the Baiting Actions 258
George G. Kaplan The "Stop!" Fan Discovery briefAlso published here 259
Arturo de Ascanio The Principle of Working for the Future Applied 267
Arturo de Ascanio The Theory of Parenthesis of Forgetfulness Applied 268
Arturo de Ascanio Paul Curry's Out of this World Also published here 273
Arturo de Ascanio Nomad Aces Inspired by 281
Arturo de Ascanio Aces Vergas Style Aces to spectators pocket, duplicatesInspired by 289
Arturo de Ascanio The Trick of the Wise odd-backed, two packets of four Kings eachInspired by 294
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio Visits Jennings Inspired by 299
Arturo de Ascanio The Le Temps Change while turning card overRelated toAlso published here 309
Arturo de Ascanio Magical Coincidences for selections are returned to the deck and deck is dealt, each spectator stops at his cardInspired by
  • Padre Wenceslao Ciuró's "Causalidad Inexplicable" in "Mas de 200 Juegos de Manos", p. 402.
Also published here
Arturo de Ascanio Five Red and Five Black five red cards and five black cards are shuffled, spectator separates the cards by colorInspired byAlso published here 316
Arturo de Ascanio Deception Through Timing 318
Arturo de Ascanio In-Transit Actions in the Elmsley Count 320
Arturo de Ascanio In-Transit Actions in the Hamman Count 320
Arturo de Ascanio Thoughts on the Double Lift 321
Arturo de Ascanio Hitting the Double hit liftInspired by 322
Arturo de Ascanio The Ascanio Double Turnover 324
Arturo de Ascanio A Prepared Double 324
Arturo de Ascanio The Return Turnover 325
Arturo de Ascanio A Diminishing Lift Sequence not really diminishing lift 326
Arturo de Ascanio Transformations in Beauty 328
Arturo de Ascanio Double Transformation top change 328
Arturo de Ascanio A Single Transformation while card is placed on the table 330
Arturo de Ascanio The Vanish and Reappearance of the Ace of Hearts 331
Arturo de Ascanio Credential Cards card changes, original card is found in pocket 335
Jesús Etcheverry Black Days - Ascanio's Version of a Trick by Juan Tamariz chapter intro 341
Arturo de Ascanio My Version of Black Days seven black cards, selected one found, rest changes redInspired byRelated to 342
Nate Leipzig Twirl Cut 352
Arnaldo Curia The Arnaldo Shuffle three blocks, overhand shuffle 360
Arturo de Ascanio The TaHa Cut 361
Arturo de Ascanio The Power Color Change 363
Arturo de Ascanio, Johnny Thompson The Almost Pinkieless Maneuver maintaining break while turning deck over 366
Arturo de Ascanio On the Execution of the Le Temps Change managementRelated to 367
Arturo de Ascanio Variations on the One Against Fifty-One Double Cut Related to 369
Fred Kaps The Kaps Lapping Move 370
Arturo de Ascanio The Weightless Double Turnover (The Reinvented Double) a.) The Vernon Push-Off
b.) The Turnover Proper
Related to 371
Arturo de Ascanio The Psychological Aspects of Black Days thorough analysis and lots of psychological finessesRelated to 375
Jesús Etcheverry Epilogue 392