Written by Bill Simon

1952
Work of Bill Simon

181 pages (Hardcover), published by Louis Tannen
Illustrated with drawings by Dr. Stanley Jaks.
Language: English

(112 entries)

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Bill Simon Foreword
7
Martin Gardner Introduction
8
Bill Simon Specialization
13
Bill Simon The Importance of Practice
13
Bill Simon The Necessity of Trial
14
Bill Simon Understanding Theory
15
Bill Simon The Importance of Studying Simple Moves
15
Bill Simon Manipulation on using flourishes or not
16
Bill Simon Technicalities
16
Bill Simon The Art of Presentation
17
Bill Simon Spontaneous Resourcefulness
18
Bill Simon Conjurer vs. Gambler
19
Bill Simon The Best Magic
19
Bill Simon Handling
20
Bill Simon Cultivating Originality in Presentation
20
Bill Simon Unprepared Cards
20
Bill Simon Present Day Sophistication
21
Bill Simon Audience Participation
22
Bill Simon Patter
22
Bill Simon Poker Cards vs. Bridge Cards
24
Bill Simon Accessories
25
Bill Simon Originality
25
Bill Simon Coincidence repeated mate coincidence, two halves, dealing cards simultaneously
Inspired byRelated to
  • Will (Unknown, 1996)
29
Bill Simon Business Card Prophesy two cards predicted on business card, cards which are next to it after pushed in the deck, for credit information see Scarne reference "Business Card ESP"
Related toVariations 32
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move
34
Bill Simon The Instant Reverse selection is reversed in the deck, then all other cards with the same value turn over
35
Unknown Cut Reversal basically Braue Reversal
36
Bill Simon Three Queens Monte with four cards all turn into aces
37
Bill Simon Sympathetic Control spectator cut deck in three piles, one queen is put in each pile, last queen is on the table, when that queen is turned over, the other queens turn over too
39
Bill Simon Packer Load loading three reversed card between four cards alternating, similar to a collectors load
42
Bill Simon Elevator Cards ace, two, three, two phases
43
Unknown Face Up to Face Down Card Switch similar to ATFUS
44
S. W. Erdnase Slip Cut
46
Bill Simon The Turnabout Cards without selection
48
Bill Simon Double Under Cut tabled
49
Bill Simon Card Affinity someone names a suit and another spectator names a value, mostly two knives, one finds correct value and the other the suit
Related to 51
Bill Simon Negative Force to eliminate a suit
52
Bill Simon The Gambler Controls the Aces cutting the Aces (jogged Aces), then all Aces turnover in the deck at once
Variations 54
Bill Simon Tapping the Cards through the deck, forming injog, with four Aces
Related to 55
Bill Simon Airing the Strip-Out deck beveled for easier strip-out
Related to 56
Bill Simon A Touching Experiment cards spread on table, spectator and performer draw out two cards each, four Aces
60
Bill Simon Turn Over Switch two cards of four are switched, while being turned over and pushed into the deck
61
Bill Simon Additions to the Effect follow up to "A Touching Experiment" Elevator with four Aces
64
Bill Simon False Display hiding two reversed cards, and bringing all to same orientation
64
Bill Simon The Ambitious Card cards travel from center to the top and back to the center
66
Bill Simon The Second Deal The Component Parts of the Second Deal
1. Position of the Deck in the Left Hand
2. The Movement of the Left Thumb
3. The Grip with the Right Fingers
4. The Strike
5. The Motion of the Hands

Exercises
1. The Normal Deal
2. The Immovable Thumb
3. The Immovable Card

Performing the Deal
Concluding Thoughts
71
Bill Simon Tricks with the Second Deal
79
Bill Simon Call to the Colors
Related toVariationsAlso published here 79
Bill Simon Two Numbers two cards selected, spectators only think of a number, both cards are found at the positions
Related to 81
Bill Simon Danbury Delusion
Variations 83
Bill Simon Shuffle Control
84
Bill Simon The Middle Deal mock center deal
Related to 86
Bill Simon The F.B.I. Card stabbing the deck with a card, finding the selection above, with second deal
87
Bill Simon Four Card Locations deck divided in two, number named cards found at that number from top and bottom of each packet
89
Bill Simon The Simon Card Control insertion from the side
Variations 93
Bill Simon Set-Up of Four Cards stacking four cards, when deck is cut one of the cards is on top and on bottom of each heap
95
Bill Simon The Two Card Peek two cards, two cuts, on top and bottom, throwing off magicians
97
Bill Simon A Piquant Peek after peek, while squaring up
99
Bill Simon The Peek Force with break
101
Bill Simon The Simon Fan Steal perpendicular position
Related to 102
Bill Simon Telepathy spectator selects a card, another writes a number on it, both informations are divined and written on a slate
104
Bill Simon Automatic Writing spectator selects a card, another writes a number on it, both informations are divined by automatic writing, bottomless case
105
Bill Simon The Simon Secret Addition
Variations 107
Bill Simon The Thought-Of Ace thought of ace (or all aces) rise to top
109
Bill Simon A Transposition ace to four of clubs transpose with four random cards one by one
111
Bill Simon Cover for the Side Slip covered side steal, to second from the top
112
Bill Simon Ambitious Bit with the side slip
115
Bill Simon The Helpers with the side slip
115
Bill Simon Predict Switch touched card is predicted
116
Bill Simon Card Switch similar thinking as Vernon's "Simplified Curry Change", Kelly Bottom Placement grip
Related to 117
Bill Simon Discoveries
121
Bill Simon The Finger-Stab cards are thrown into the air and selection is plucked out
121
Bill Simon A Trick with a New Twist cards are given a spin on the table, selection flies out
123
Bill Simon Half and Half (Elimination) deck is always split in half and spectator decides which one is eliminated, last card is selection
124
Bill Simon A Strange Card card vanishes from five card packet and reappears reversed in the deck, similar structure as the Biddle trick
125
Bill Simon Card in the Mouth
128
Unknown One Handed Card Fold
128
Bill Simon, Jack McMillen Four Deep card travels to other packet at same position, based on Jack McMillen's "Leaper Card"
131
Bill Simon Unexpected two red aces are laid on spectator's hand and transform into black aces, then the red aces are pinched out of the deck one by one, first phase similar to Fechter's "Be honest"
133
Bill Simon The Magnetic Cards cards are cut in four packets, one card selected and with that card the other of the same value rise on top of each packet
137
Unknown Glide Force
138
Bill Simon Double Rise two cards placed on the table, half of the deck put on each, both rise to the top
Variations 139
Unknown Slip Cut
140
Bill Simon Reverse Card Effects
140
Bill Simon 1. Six Face Up Cards Right Themselves Spontaneously twelve cards
140
Elmer Biddle Biddle Steal
141
Bill Simon 2. Odd Card Out twelve cards half face up, half face down, all cards right themselves except selection
142
Bill Simon 3. Misdirection Plus pretending to have stripper cards
143
Bill Simon The Ubiquitous Jack of Spades four cards shown to be the same
144
Bill Simon Rapid Transit handling variation
144
Bill Simon Mind Reading spectator thinks of a number and remembers the card on it's position, after the performer fails to find it, the spectator finds his card at the number turned over
145
Bill Simon "Touch" Retouched ungaffed, one card
Variations 148
Bill Simon Bottom Slip Cut
149
Bill Simon, Martin Gardner Similar Twins cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes two face up cards and performer two face down card, same value
151
Bill Simon The Locator Three of Clubs spectator thrusts a known card into a card spread of 28 cards and his selection is found
152
Bill Simon Marking a Position in a Card Spread
Related to 153
Bill Simon The Somersault reversed card travels from small packet to larger packet
Related to 155
Bill Simon Transfer some cards from a face up packet on a face down packet
156
Bill Simon Packet Turnover secret turnover of some cards, while pointing to the other half
157
Bill Simon Night Club Card Assembly four cards of the same value in spectator's pocket transpose with four random cards, one by one
158
Bill Simon Double Prediction
161
Bill Simon Cut Force cut and reverse, under the table
161
Bill Simon, Edward Marlo Four Deuces and the Ace of Spades
Inspired byRelated to 163
Bill Simon Deuces Wild black deuces rise to the top one by one, then they are used to pinch the red deuces out of the deck
166
Bill Simon, Bruce Burrell Hide Out Move under a three card fan
167
Bill Simon Four-Way Coincidence four mates found by spectator
169
Bill Simon Card Addition as a switch of four cards
170
Bill Simon Shuffles and Cuts
175
Bill Simon The Basic Cut top and bottom cards are retained
176
Bill Simon The Simon System of False Riffle Shuffles
178
Bill Simon The Top Stock Control
178
Bill Simon The Bottom Stock Control
180