Written by Stephen Minch

1991
Work of John Carney

266 pages (Hardcover), published by L&L Publishing
Illustrated with drawings by Kelly Lyles.
Language: English

(107 entries)

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John Carney Acknowledgements
iv
Michael Skinner Introductory Encomia
vii
Mike Caveney Introductory Encomia
vii
Stephen Minch Introductory Encomia
ix
John Carney Secret Philosophy
  • Progress Well Begun
  • Approaches to Artifice
  • Beyond Craft
  • The Magical Muse
  • Perspective on Our Personal Planets
  • The Shape of Cut Cloth
  • Misdirection
  • In Conclusion
xi
John Carney Current Classic sponge ball appears, vanishes, reproduced from spectator's pocket, splitting in two, spectator's hand finish
3
John Carney Sponge Ball Production visual
Related to 4
John Carney False Transfer
6
John Carney Predictable Surprise prediction on napkin is correct, selection travels under napkin
11
Unknown Tabled Jog placing deck with jogged card on table
11
Max Malini One-Hand Break at Jog
12
Unknown Dribbling the Cards
12
Unknown Dribble Force
12
John Carney Side Glide Handling
12
Unknown Bottom Palm brief
13
John Carney Straggler all cards except selection penetrate napkin
15
John Carney Final Trace deck wrapped in napkin vanishes, napkin is burned and on arm name of card appears after rubbing of ashes
19
John Carney Full Deck Cop
22
John Carney Soft Glass coin penetrates bottom of glass multiple times, then glass is covered and penetrates table, for coin trough bottom sequence see also Joaquin Navajas "Moneda a traves de un vaso" in "Monedas Personales" (1985)
Related toVariations 25
Unknown Topple Vanish
26
John Carney Chill Pack
33
John Carney Poor Man's Card Manipulation three cards vanish and reappear, for close-up use
Related to 36
Arthur Finley Tent Vanish
38
Unknown Open Finger While Classic Palming for manipulation
39
John Carney Aerial Production Variation
41
John Carney Ethereal Pack joker shows up again and again instead of selection, deck vanishes except selection
43
Dai Vernon Tilt
44
Howard Schwarzman, Charles Aste Jr. Tilt Finesse pushing some cards from center
44
Unknown Cop from Double copping bottom card from double
48
John Carney Streamlined Cylinder and Coins
Variations 50
John Ramsay Pivot Vanish
55
John Carney Clockwise Vanish one of two coins
59
John Carney Stack Steal
61
John Carney Side-pocket Transpo one in coat pocket
65
Dai Vernon Double Push-Off one-handed
65
Dai Vernon Swivel Replacement
66
Harry Houdini, John Carney, S. W. Erdnase, Dai Vernon Houdini/Erdnase Transformation
67
Edward Marlo, John Carney Stud Turn Palm as top double is turned, "a minor variant" (35 Years Later)
69
John Carney, Alfonso Trans-essence using only two cards, nothing more
71
Unknown Double Snap-Over
72
Unknown Cop from Double copping bottom card from double
72
John Carney Inscrutable joker shows up again and again, four of them change into Aces, presentation
Inspired by 74
Edward Marlo Reverse Drop Switch
77
John Carney Another Side Glide Handling
78
Jerry K. Hartman Popover Flourish
78
Piet Forton Snap-Over Change application to make it look like four cards change
Related to 81
John Carney Half Dollars in the Mist two half dollars vanish and reappear
Variations 83
Dai Vernon Covered Deep Back Clip display
84
John Carney One-Handed Coin Vanish
Related to 85
John Carney Versa Switch including credit information
Related toVariations 89
John Carney Kings and Aces Change Places
94
John Carney, Edward Marlo Single Bottom Card Palm for single card
Related to 96
John Carney Fruit Cup chop cup routine with bill and coffee cup, lemon appears, bill inside lemon
98
John Carney Natural Selection empty hand catches card, thread
107
John Carney Australian Aces dealing to four numbers, aces on bottom of piles
Variations 111
John Carney Bottom Deal Psychology in magic context
112
John Carney Wired subtlety for "name any number" nailwriter prediction
115
Douglas Dexter False Turnover often credited to Francis Carlyle, credit information
117
John Carney Bull Session assembly, using large piece of black tissue
118
Don Alan "Big Deal" Switch with jumbo card or similar object
124
John Carney Simple Switch with jumbo card or similar object
125
John Carney Suicide Match matchbox opens itself and match slides out
128
John Carney Seconds on Jack Sandwich selection travels to tabled sandwich cards, repeat phase
133
Edward Marlo Standard Sandwich Load
133
John Carney Sandwich Load and Switch palmed card is loaded into sandwich with switch
135
Dai Vernon Alignment Move
137
Dan Tong Pad Spread
138
John Carney The Logical Bill Trick three half dollars are produced from 1$ bill, changes into 100$ bill
141
John Carney The Slide to Home Prediction stop trick procedure used as prediction
Related to 152
John Carney Tabled Side Steal transferring bottom card of tabled packet to top with master palm
153
John Carney, Edward Marlo The Yenrac Packet Switch
Related to 156
John Carney To the Sticking Point three coins through table into glass
159
Ross Bertram Moisture Palm
159
John Carney Triumph Rip-Off cards shuffled face up / face down, face up cards are "ripped through" deck except selection
VariationsAlso published here 164
Unknown Turnover with Arm Cover
167
John Carney Bullet Train four Aces up the Sleeve
Related to 168
Morris Loewy Loewy Palm from small packet
172
John Carney False Transfer with Card
174
John Carney Quarter Spin bottle appears, quarter travels in and out of bottle two times
Related to 176
John Carney Upside-down top card changes with 9 to 6 patter
186
John Carney Hinge Color Change Variation
187
John Carney Transplant picking off the pip, moving pip to other card
Inspired by 190
John Carney Slick Pip a Two transforms into a Three in reverse "picking off the pip" style
194
Edward Marlo Slip Force
Related to 194
Unknown Spread Cull Control
196
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
197
Larry Jennings T.N.T. Bottom Deal
197
John Carney A Polite Penetration cap and pence with rolled up bill instead of cap
200
John Carney, Tenkai Ishida Tenkai-esque "A Center Steal Handling", very similar to the Jack Hecht method
Related to 208
John Carney, Brother John Hamman Hammanesque "A False Spread Display", casual spread alternative to Hamman Count
212
John Carney Slow Fade to Red first cards in a small packet, then full deck change color
215
Dr. James William Elliott Color Change Cover for Herrmann style pass
218
Edward Marlo Tabled Flat-Palm Steal
219
John Carney, Hiroshi Sawa Hot Slot
Variations 222
John Carney Large Stack Transfer from hand to hand with glass
227
John Carney Sanverted red aces come to top multiple times, then Daley's Last
Inspired byVariations 229
John Carney Double Lift Handling from Packet turning two cards over from 4-card packet, one of them being a double
230
John Carney Oil on Troubled Waters 3&3, deck separation climax
234
Unknown Simple Red-Black Shuffle
235
Unknown Spectator's Red-Black Shuffle
235
John Carney Calligraphic Cash signed bill changes place with ink cartridge from ball-point pen
241
Unknown One-Handed Tilt Get-Ready
250
John Carney Rubber Detective rubber band around deck vanishes, encircling half deck in center, in second stage only selection
250
Unknown Color Change Pass
251
John Carney Everywhere, Nowhere and on Your Face three cards all become selection, then indifferent again and card is on forehead
Variations 254
Unknown Center Slip Out
255
John Carney The Thirteenth Victim bullets travel from hand to hand, presentation for marble trick
259