402 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Red Black / Separation / Oil & Water / One Back Color
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Walter B. Gibson Like Seeks Like 3&3, precursor to Oil & Water using glide
1940
The Jinx (Issue 91)
569
Edward Marlo, Jean Hugard Do As I Do - U Can't Unless I Want U 2 eight cards for performer and spectator, basically 4&4 oil & water effect, two methods, Hugard's and Marlo's
Inspired byAlso published here 1941
Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?)
37
Edward Marlo, Jean Hugard Do As I Do - U Can't Unless I Want U 2 eight cards for performer and spectator, basically 4&4 oil & water effect, two methods, Hugard's and Marlo's
Inspired byAlso published here 1941 13
Jack Potter 3 Jacks Every Time three Jacks are laid alternated with indifferent cards and come to the top, as a prelude to "3 Jack & a Pat" by Weisbecker
Related toVariationsAlso published here May 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 125)
503
Edward Marlo Oil and Water 4&4, two extra cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1953 111
Bill Simon Water & Oil 4&4
Nov. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 293)
1170
P. Howard Lyons Blood is thicker than Oil 4&4, face-up mix
July 1956
Ibidem (Issue 6)
11
Edward Marlo The Time Machine 3&3, three reds and blacks are alternated, Ace of Spades put in center of one half, the other half shuffled upside-down, all things are undone when traveled back in time, writing of time written on a business card vanishes
Variations Sep. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 7)
2
P. Howard Lyons Wildroot 4&4 with extra card
Related toVariations Sep. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 7)
18
Edward Marlo New Oil and Water Routine 4&4, fan insertion mix, two black extra cards
Dec. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 8)
14
Edward Marlo Oil and Water Climax 4&4, face-up fan mix, two black extra cards
Related to Dec. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 8)
15
Edward Marlo Latest Oil and Water 4&4, no extra cards
  • First Phase
  • Second Phase
  • Third Phase
  • Fourth Phase
Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
13
P. Howard Lyons 2 with 6 3&3
  • Method 1
  • Method 2
Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
16
Norman Houghton Poor Mixers 3&3, spectator mixed cards and they separate, repeat
Variations Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
18
P. Howard Lyons Clown Version 3&3, one color is never shown after the initial display (& switch), all one color at the end
Variations Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
21
P. Howard Lyons Slipduc six-card spread held with both hands, hand separate with half the cards each, center two cards are switched secretly, 3&3 oil and water application
Variations Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
22
Tom Ransom Mixmaster 4&4, no extra cards
Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
23
Edward Marlo Oil & Water - Water & Oil - Oil & Water intro
Dec. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 15)
12
Edward Marlo First Routine: Using 3 jacks and 3 tens 3&3, extra card, three phases
Variations Dec. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 15)
12
Edward Marlo All Face Up Oil and Water Routine 3&3, also suggestion of using three cards face up and three face down
Dec. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 15)
16
Ken Beale, Francis Carlyle Erl & Water 3&3, three-card spread in each hand, bottom card of right-hand spread switched with top card of left-hand spread in top change action
Inspired by July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
14
Ken Beale Apartheid 3&3, one extra, with handling variation by P. Howard Lyons
Inspired byRelated to July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
14
Edward Marlo Using the Glide for Oil and Water credit information
Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
16
Ken Beale Jackpott three Jacks deal (three Jacks are laid alternated with indifferent cards and come to the top), ending in full house and royal flush
Inspired by Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
31
Dai Vernon Oil and Water 4&4, extra cards
Related toVariations 1960 20
Dai Vernon Wedge Break Displacement
Related toVariations 1960 22
Jack Avis Repartition 4&4
  • Part One (using Glide)
  • Part Two
Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
3
Edward Marlo Direct Oil and Water 4&4
  • First Method (fake square-up from Tom Wright)
  • Second Method (glide approach)
Inspired by May 1962
Ibidem (Issue 25)
29
Verne Chesbro Ultimate Color Separation 4&4
  • A Sample Routine (six phases)
Variations 1963 2
Verne Chesbro Mixes and Stacks discussion of starting positions for counts, 4&4
1963 13
Verne Chesbro Chapter III 4&4
1963 16
Verne Chesbro Chapter IV 4&4
1963 18
Verne Chesbro Chapter V 4&4
1963 20
Verne Chesbro Spelling The Colors "black" and "red" is spelled alternately with four reds and four blacks and cards of that color turn up, various methods, as oil & water interlude
Related to 1963 27
Verne Chesbro Bottoms Up reds over blacks, blacks come to top as block, using Veeser Concept
1963 32
Verne Chesbro At Random 4&4, cards mixed, then shuffled, then dealt into two hands
1963 38
Verne Chesbro Continuous Mix 4&4, cards separate with down under deal
1963 39
Norman Houghton Ultimate Ultimate 4&4
Inspired by Dec. 1965
Ibidem (Issue 31)
13
Harry Lorayne Faro Blockbuster 3&3, as climax the cards are reversed in deck, some faro shuffles, then deck is separated in red and blacks
1967 92
Herb Zarrow Oil and Water Phase 3&3
1967 95
Martin Gardner Dear Verne Thoughts and Additional Handling on Ultimate Color Separation, 4&4
Inspired by July 1968
Ibidem (Issue 33)
20
Ben Christopher Status Quo reds and blacks separated, they stay separated despite shuffling, then done with small packet (4 & 4)
Related to Mar. 1969 248
Roy Walton Second Thoughts on Oil and Water 4&4
VariationsAlso published here Aug. 1969
Ibidem (Issue 34 & 35)
25
Ronald B. Edwards H2Oil 3&3 with extra card, using duplicates from Pinochle deck
  • Alternate Finish
Related to Aug. 1969
Ibidem (Issue 34 & 35)
43
John Hamilton Instant Oil 4&4 (based on a Marlo 3&3 handling from Ibidem)
Mar. 1970
Epilogue (Issue 8)
64
Edward Marlo Dealing in Oil and Water 4&4, Benzais' Cop, dated 1962
1970 140
Lin Searles M/Separation 4&4, using the Monge Shuffle
July 1971
Epilogue (Issue 12)
89
Sam Leo Horowitz Oil & Water Aces and Queens
Autumn 1971
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio)
450
Sam Leo Horowitz Honeycutt Plus Queens and Kings are paired, yet separate again
Autumn 1971
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio)
452
George Sands Homogenized Oil and Water 4&4, extra cards, multi-phase routine
Inspired by 1971 2
Karl Fulves Unmix 2&2
1972 12
Karl Fulves Maximum Leader 2&2 oil water, twisting, then all backs change to various colors
1972 18
Jerry K. Hartman Mix Nix two-phase Oil and Water, devised to lead into Robertson’s anti-oil-and-water, see reference
Related to
  • "Robin's Anti-Oil-and-Water" (Robin Robertson, Handle with Care, 1964, p. 32)
1972 56
Karl Fulves Random Notes (2) miniature Oil & Water
1973 108
Karl Fulves Oil & Water 5&5, cards alternate at climax
Related to 1973 3
Karl Fulves Technicolor Oddity four reds and four blacks are mixed in various ways (klondike shuffle, under/over shuffle), yet separate
Variations 1973 7
William P. Miesel Mini Oil and Water 2&2, four phases
Also published here 1975 96
Karl Fulves Strike/Oil 4&4, unconventional
Related to July 1975
Epilogue (Issue 24)
229
Karl Fulves Red/Black Mystery 4&4 alternated, separated in four and four, a fifth card added to each group makes whole group red and black
1975 10
Karl Fulves The Basic Color Upset 4&4
1975 98
Karl Fulves Calculated Colors 3&3 or 4&4, weird mixing procedure, "mathematical oil & water"
Variations 1975 208
Karl Fulves Kannibal Kards - Phase One four Jacks alternate, joker placed in middle, colors separate
1975 1
Karl Fulves Other Suggestions (A) 2&2 oil and water
(B), (C) & (D) suggestions for cannibal themed tricks
1975 7
Paul Maurer, Verne Chesbro Oel + Wasser inspired by Chesbro routine, 4x4
1975
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 36 No. 6)
105
Edward Marlo Dissertation on Oil and Water credit information
1976 143
Edward Marlo Oil and Water plus Climaxes 4&4, routine with all black climax
1976 148
David Solomon "Conditioned Oil and Water" 4&4
1976 158
Edward Marlo "Further Dissertation on Oil and Water" more on crediting and history, with letters to George Sands, Bruce Elliott
1976 160
Edward Marlo 3rd Phase (Oil and Water) 4&4
1976 165
Edward Marlo, David Solomon "Oil and Water" 4&4, three phases
Inspired by 1976 166
Ken Beale Apartheid II 3&3
Related to 1976
Epilogue (Issue Special No 4)
291
Karl Fulves Snapblack 2&2, first oil&water phase, then twisting phase, then all become black
Related to 1976
Epilogue (Issue Special No 5)
306
Karl Fulves Oil & Water
  • Tri It (3&3 separation)
  • X3 (3&3 mixing phase)
  • The Primaries (4&4 mixing phase)
Related to 1976
Epilogue (Issue Special No 5)
311
Jon Racherbaumer Oil & Water credit information
1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4)
45
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo, Jon Racherbaumer Oil Slick & Water Wonderful 4&4, alternation climax
Related to 1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4)
46
Jon Racherbaumer The Veeser Phase 4&4
1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4)
48
Edward Marlo Early Oil & Water 5&5, then more cards
1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4)
49
Gene Castillon, Jon Racherbaumer The Floating Phase 4&4
1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4)
55
Jon Racherbaumer Obiter Dictum comments on Oil & Water and Hofzinser connection "The Magic Separation"
1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4)
56
Philip T. Goldstein More Oil, More Water 4&4, four phases
Also published here 1976 12
Harvey Rosenthal Yet Another Technicolor Oddity five reds and five black cards
Inspired byRelated to 1976 15
Shigeo Futagawa Japanese Ace Trick Oil and Water effect with two red Aces and two black Aces, 2&2
Also published here 1976 22
Nick Trost Three Jacks - Three Aces Separation type of effect
1976 5
Karl Fulves Color Flash spectator shuffles small packets
1977 254
Gene Maze Manhattan Transfer 3&3, two phases
1977 342
Bob Farmer, Bert Allerton, Jerry Mentzer Jazz Pieces - Body & Soul a red and a black jumbo card are cut into four pieces, the pieces change places, oil and water, missing part of the description is published in "Jazz Pieces"
Related toVariations Oct. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 2)
476
Juan Tamariz The Oil and Water of Tamarix 4&4, two phases
Variations Nov. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 3)
484
Philip T. Goldstein Deca Oil & Water 5x5
1977 9
Philip T. Goldstein Mixtant colors mix 4&4
Also published here 1977 9
Philip T. Goldstein Up & Down Mixtant 4&4 cards mix face up and face down
Also published here 1977 10
Dai Vernon Vernon's Oil & Water 4&4, five phases
Related to 1977
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #10)
1029
Ng Bo "The Great Wong" Oen Slow Motion Oil & Water 3&3, one extra
Variations 1977 7
José de la Torre Oil and Water (1) 4&4, with jumbo cards, turning over center two cards ploy
Related to 1977 6
José de la Torre Oil and Water (3) 4&4, with jumbo cards
1977 24
José de la Torre Oil and Water Finale 4&4, with jumbo cards
1977 25
Allan Ackerman Streamlined Oil and Water 3&3, full deck finish
1978 77
Bob Farmer Jazz Pieces missing part of text and illustrations
Inspired by Jan. 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5)
512
Danny Dew Oil and Water 4&4, extra card
1978 150
Karl Fulves ColorSlip 2&2 with Joker im middle, "This is an odd variation of the color-separation effect."
1978 27
Karl Fulves Transit Notes 5&5
Related to 1978 58
Dai Vernon Instant Oil & Water 4&4, extra card
1978
The Chronicles (Issue 12)
1175
Jerry K. Hartman Fixit Mixer Oil and Water
Related toAlso published here 1978 69
Arturo de Ascanio Agua y Aceite "Por Culebreos" 4&4, extra card, later two extra cards, three phases
Inspired byAlso published here 1978 65
David Solomon 8 Card Oil and Water 4&4
1979 125
Edward Marlo Pure Oil and Water 4&4
Related to 1979 127
Karl Fulves Infra Red 4&4
  • The Premise
  • The Routine:
    • 1. The Shah's Gambit
    • 2. Second Chance
    • 3. Unmisers
    • 4. The Impossible Phase
Variations 1979 3
Karl Fulves Contact Colors 2&2, with card with cut-out section
1979 7
Stewart Judah Oil & Water "Retrospective"
3&3, extra card
Related toVariations 1979
The Chronicles (Issue 18)
1239
Karl Fulves Push Push 3&3, based on 6-as-6 false count
Related to 1979
The Chronicles (Issue 21)
1267
Karl Fulves Drift 4&4, way to displace color so spectator can mix cards
1979
The Chronicles (Issue 24)
1299
Karl Fulves Infra Red 4&4, addition to referenced trick
Inspired by 1979
Interlocutor (Issue 34)
131
David Britland Quick Slick several phases, 4&4
Inspired by
  • Karl Fulves' "Oil and Water" in "The Linking Ring" Vol. 53, Nr. 8. 1973, P. 74.
Variations
Sep. 1979
The Talon (Issue 5)
56
Howard A. Adams ESP Oil Water with cards face up and face down
1979
OICUFESP (Issue 2 - ten MORE brand new esp card miracles)
6
Nick Trost Oil & Aces 4&4
Inspired by 1979 7
Juan Tamariz Aqua y Aceite 4x4, two phases
1979 4
Frank Garcia Oil and Water kings and aces
1980 62
Gene Maze Oil and Water 3&3, four phases
1980 30
Karl Fulves Principle Prism 4&4, reds and blacks are mixed and they still alternate, weird effect, two phases
Inspired by 1980 13
Karl Fulves Part One introduction to "instant, visual color separations"
1980 2
Karl Fulves Six Quik 3&3, reds face-up and blacks face-down, could be odd-backed, separation in stages, then at once
Related to 1980 3
Karl Fulves Quik Ending alternate procedure for "Six Quik"
Related to 1980 6
Karl Fulves Color Quik 2&2, reds and blacks mixed in fan condition, when fan is turned over colors have unmixed, visual, multiple phases, selected card appears as finale and signature on it changes into mirror writing
1980 9
Karl Fulves Automatic Oil 4&4, three phases
1980 25
Karl Fulves Arm Twister 4&4
1980 27
Karl Fulves Diagonal Switch 4&4, mixing process for Oil & Water
Related to 1980 27
Karl Fulves Cornered Colors 4&4, based on previous "Diagonal Switch"
1980 28
Karl Fulves Red Riser some red and black cards mixed, reds rise to top one by one
Related to 1980 30
Karl Fulves Scribble 4&4, instant unmix, face-up and face-down
1980 33
Karl Fulves Interspace notes on "Ultra Mix" routine
Related to 1980 34
Karl Fulves Oil & Arabs 2&2, with transformations
Related to 1980 35
Karl Fulves Zen And Water 4&4, spectator mixes cards, posed as problem
1980 35
Karl Fulves Part Three on strength (or lack of) of oil and water plot and finales
1980 40
Karl Fulves Mesmerism reds & blacks mixed, they cling to card box, then one color drops free
1980 45
Karl Fulves Gargoil oil & water combo with follow the leader, no method
1980
Interlocutor (Issue 41)
163
Arturo de Ascanio Öl und Wasser 4&4, extra card, later two extra cards, multiple phases
1980 6
Arturo de Ascanio Agua y Aceite "Por Culebreos" 4&4, extra card, later two extra cards, three phases
Also published here 1980 2
Keith Davies Oil Shake 4&4, mixing climax
Inspired by 1980
The Talon (Issue 6)
87
Al Smith Jazlik 4&4
Inspired by 1980 37
James G. Thompson Jr. Punktum! routine with blank cards and colored spots/circles on them
Also published here
  • Linking Ring Parade 1967
Jan. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 4)
146
David Solomon Refined Oil and Water 4&4
Variations 1982 125
Karl Fulves Ices and Kings four Aces, four Kings, two cards exchanged, stay separated, and so on, credit claim
Related toVariations 1982 6
Karl Fulves Iced Notes comments on previous trick and presentational ideas
1982 10
Christian Scherer Öl und Wasser 4&4
Inspired by 1982 65
Christian Scherer Öl und Wasser Encore 4&4, with two extra cards
1982 71
Harvey Rosenthal Another Technicolor Oddity with five red and five black cards
Inspired byRelated to Dec. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 20)
387
William P. Miesel Mini Oil and Water 2&2, four phases
Also published here 1982 24
Peter Kane Passing the Alternation two packets with each four red-backed and blue-backed cards, one packet separated and one alternated, that state transposes
1982 60
Edward Marlo Clearly Oil and Water 4&4, two extra cards, four phases, spectator assists
1983 223
Daryl Martinez Sunrise four of a kind, reds come back to top even though when alternated
1983 91
Magic Ronnay The New Oil and Water Routine with eight identical red and eight identical black cards, five phases
Oct. 1983
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 1)
1161
David Britland O + W 4&4, one mix and one un-mix
Variations 1983 6
Karl Fulves Oil And Water credit information on the plot, Hofzinser, excerpt from "Tricks with Prepared Cards" (Donald Holmes, 1913)
1983 104
James G. Thompson Jr. Traue keinem As! longer routine with Aces and Kings, with following items and 4&4 oil water
Aug. 1983
Intermagic (Vol. 10 No. 2)
62
Reinhard Müller Öl und Wasser in Zeitlupe 3&3, with jumbo cards
Inspired by 1983 10
Ray Kosby Cooking With Oil & Water 4&4, separation and mixing phase
1984 103
Ernst Pancrazi Four Parts Oil 4&4, no extra cards, four phases
Variations Feb. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 2)
883
Oil and Water No. 15, involving dealing, 4&4
1984 22
Karl Fulves Checkers No. 16, off-beat dealing and turnover of packets, 3&3
1984 24
James Swain Slow Motion Oil and Water 3&3
July 1985
Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 7)
1088
Edward Marlo An Oil and Water Phase 4&4, with remix phase
Related to 1985 66
Larry Jennings, Edward Marlo, Dai Vernon Oil & Perrier 4&4, three phases
1985 57
Ben Harris Oil and Water Delux 4&4
1985 17
Justin Higham Paddling in the Oil and Water 4&4
Related to 1985 12
Ben Harris Apocalypse Variations or Additions
Inspired by Feb. 1986
Apocalypse (Vol. 9 No. 2)
1174
Edward Marlo Challenge Oil and Water or Try This With a Glide 6&6
Variations 1986 23
Dai Vernon Oil Slick 4&4
Related to 1987 169
Edward Marlo An Oil and Water Story 4&4, four phases, surprise kicker
1987 80
David Neighbors Slow-Motion Oil and Water 3&3, three phases
1987 18
Jon Racherbaumer Whose Oil And Water? credit essay
Inspired by Oct. 1987
Inside Out (Issue 3)
10
René Lavand Red and Blacks: "I Can't Do It Any Slower" five phases, one handed, 3x3
VariationsAlso published here 1987 7
Carroll Mounier Simple Oil/Water Effect 4&4, no extra cards, turning over center two cards
Related to July 1988
Apocalypse (Vol. 11 No. 7)
1518
Mark Sicher Simpler Oil/Water 3&3, no extra cards
July 1988
Apocalypse (Vol. 11 No. 7)
1519
Juan Tamariz Application to "Oil and Water" analysis of general effect and variations
  • A Little History
  • 1. Effect in Phases
  • 2. Analysis of General Solutions
  • 3. Analysis of Specific Procedures
  • 4. Choosing the Real Procedure
  • 5. Choosing the Final False Solution
  • 6. Choosing the Procedure-Effect
  • 7. Stops for Specific Procedures
  • 8. Repitition of the effect (Repetition typo)
1988 77
Juan Tamariz Tamariz' Oil and Water 4&4, two phases
1988 85
Juan Tamariz Audacious Method 4&4
1988 129
Juan Tamariz Stripper Deck Methods - I 4&4
1988 132
Juan Tamariz Stripper Deck Method - II 4&4
1988 133
Juan Tamariz Strip-Out Method 4&4
1988 135
Juan Tamariz Tenkai Method 4&4
1988 136
Juan Tamariz The Pick-up Method 4&4
1988 150
Juan Tamariz Super Oil and Water 4&4, seven double facers
1988 151
Juan Tamariz Double Oil and Water 4&4, face-up, face-down
Related to 1988 155
Juan Tamariz Flip-Flop 4&4, acrobatic flaps ala Zapped
1988 160
Juan Tamariz Two by Two 4&4
  • Alternate Ending
1988 162
Juan Tamariz Under the Spectator's Hand 4&4, spectator does everything
1988 165
Juan Tamariz Instant Method 4&4, using TPC and perpendicular spread hide-out
1988 168
Juan Tamariz Yourself 4&4
1988 171
Juan Tamariz Roughing Method 4&4
1988 175
Edward Marlo In Oil and Water 3&3, Olram Subtlety application
1988 189
René Lavand Red and Blacks: "I Can't Do It Any Slower" five phases, one handed, 3x3
Also published here 1988 43
Roy Walton Second Thoughts on Oil and Water 4&4
Also published here 1988 104
Hiroshi Sawa Face-Up Oil And Water 4&4
1988 70
Mark Sicher Salad Displacement
Feb. 1989
Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 2)
1605
Brother John Hamman The Knavish Deuces oil&water and follow the leader combo
1989 103
Karl Fulves Dollar Swindle 3&2, dollar bill placed in packet, color separate to either side of bill
1989 5
Sam Schwartz Interrupted Ices four Aces, four Kings, two cards exchanged, stay separated, and so on
Inspired by 1989 7
Karl Fulves Remix three packets with red-black-mixed cards, two are separated but remix, the third separates
1989 15
Karl Fulves Demi-Device 2&2, featuring a displacement count
1989 21
Karl Fulves Mexipo 2&2 oil & water sequence with a card transposition, "As the title indicates, this is a transpo-type trick using a Mexican turnover."
1989 11
Karl Fulves Follow the Leader & Oil and Water combination, plot suggestion
Related to 1989 iii
Jon Racherbaumer Karl Fulves: The Great Pretender eight pages on credit fights, J. W. Sarles
  • Item One: Marlo & Double Vanish & Recovery
  • Item Two: Scorpio Switch vs. Another Sandwich Switchout (The New Tops, June 1985)
  • Item Three: Spectator cut the Aces plot
  • Item Four: Bottop Change
  • Item Five: Jordan Count
  • Item Six: Oil & Water effect
Related toAlso published here Oct. 1989
Inside Out (Issue 7)
7
Ray Kosby Never The Twain Shall Mix 4&4, spectator and performer mix cards together
VariationsAlso published here 1990 41
Alberto Reyes The Red & Black Capers 4&4
May 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 5)
1777
Doug Edwards Tossed Salad 3&3
Oct. 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 10)
1837
Edward Marlo, David Solomon Million Dollar Oil And Water Two phase Oil and Water with four reds and four blacks
VariationsAlso published here 1990 14
Philip T. Goldstein More Oil, More Water 4&4, four phases
Also published here 1990 91
Philip T. Goldstein Mixtant colors mix 4&4
Inspired by
  • a routine by Leslie Guest in "Linking Ring" October, 1929.
Also published here
1990 97
Philip T. Goldstein Up & Down Mixtant 4&4 cards mix face up and face down
Also published here 1990 98
Larry Jennings Oil and Water 4&4, all black finale
VariationsAlso published here 1990 26
Ray Kosby, Larry Jennings, Dai Vernon K. J. V. Oil and Water 4&4, four phases, with mixing phase
Related toAlso published here 1990 31
Daniel Rhod Jeu Double packet trick with two red Queens and two black Sixes, including 2&2 oil and water phase, twisting phase
Inspired by
  • earlier version in "Magie Sur Imaginaire" (Daniel Rhod, 1981, p. 33)
Related to
Oct. 1990
Technomagic (Issue 4)
26
José Carroll Oil and Water in a Wine Glass vertical, 4&4, one color disappears as climax
VariationsAlso published here 1991 59
Alex Elmsley Shale Fellow Well Met Oil and Water combined with Follow The Leader, 4&4
1991 34
Alex Elmsley, Brother John Hamman The Atomic Aces four phase variation on Hamman's "Final Ace Routine", including Oil & Water and Follow the Leaders Phase
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1991 217
John Carney Oil on Troubled Waters 3&3, deck separation climax
Variations 1991 234
Scott Robinson Valdez and Water with four aces, four phases
1991 696
Jon Racherbaumer The Great Pretender: Karl Fulves eight pages on credit fights, J. W. Sarles
  • Item One: Marlo & Double Vanish & Recovery
  • Item Two: Scorpio Switch vs. Another Sandwich Switchout (The New Tops, June 1985)
  • Item Three: Spectator cut the Aces plot
  • Item Four: Bottop Change
  • Item Five: Jordan Count
  • Item Six: Oil & Water effect
Also published here Sep. 1991 6
Jerry K. Hartman Fixit Mixer 4x4
Also published here 1991 376
Fred Kaps, Channing Pollock Agua y Aceite 4&4, two phases
1992 79
Arturo de Ascanio Un Juego Inedito 4&4, three phases
Also published here 1992 88
Edward Marlo Agua y Aceite translation by Ascanio
4&4, two extra cards
Also published here 1992 54
Alex Elmsley Los Ases Atomicos translation
four phase variation on Hamman's "Final Ace Routine", including Oil & Water and Follow the Leaders Phase
Also published here 1992 65
Arturo de Ascanio Agua y Aceite "Por Culebreos" 4&4, extra card, later two extra cards, three phases
Also published here 1992 10
Edward Marlo Challenge Oil and Water or Try This With a Glide 6&6, condensed three-phase version
  • Simmons Note (Ken Simmons)
Inspired byRelated to 1992 26
Justin Higham On Multi-Phase Oil & Water comment
Mar. 1992
Tech-Notes (Issue 1)
8
Justin Higham Tech-Notes on "Paddling In The Oil & Water" 4&4
Related to May 1992
Tech-Notes (Issue 3)
23
Hideo Kato 東京湾の“水と油” (Tokyo Bay Oil and Water)
1993 161
Dan Harlan Sludge and Ice Oil and Water five ten blank cards, five have a red cross and five a black cross on it, several phases
June 1993
The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 2)
9
Bob Farmer Jazz Pieces/Body and Soul two giant card cut into four pieces, two pieces transpose, then oil and water phase with the 4&4, Jazz Aces with the pieces
Inspired by 1993 25
Peter Duffie Oil Foil 5&5
Inspired by 1993 24
René Lavand Red an Blacks - I Can't Do It Any Slower six phases, 3x3
Also published here 1993 69
Shigeo Futagawa, Vicente Canuto Mini Agua y Aceite 2&2, repeated
Also published here 1993 248
Florentin Oil-And-Water Poker strange combo
June 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 6)
2368
David Regal To Mix or not to Mix 3&3
Oct. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 10)
2422
Jon Racherbaumer Whose Oil and Water? credit essay, seven pages
Variations 1994
Facsimile (Issue 2)
33
Karl Fulves Memphis Mix 4&4
Related toVariations 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 8)
93
Karl Fulves Memphis Mix handling detail
Related to 1994
Verbatim (Issue 10)
129
Rudolf Braunmüller Die unzertrennlichen Rieseenkarten two jumbo cards cut into four pieces, routine with the pieces, 4&4
  • Phase 1 - "Follow the Leader"
  • Phase 2 - "Öl und Wasser"
  • Phase 3 - "Jazz Asse"
Inspired by May 1994
Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 3)
99
Aldo Colombini Follow the... Oil and Water 10&10, combining Follows the Leader and Oil and Water, two selections are found as well
1994 94
Jack Potter Unstacked Jacks No. 39, 3&3 oil water phase as intro for Three-Jacks Deal
Also published here 1995 78
Roy Walton Mini Mix 3&3
Inspired by 1995
Underworld (Issue 1)
13
Karl Fulves 6-Card Repeat & Oil & Water effect combination, posed as problem
1995 32
René Lavand I Can't Do It Any Slower! 3&3, six phases, deck finale
Also published here 1995 73
Aldo Colombini Nice Salad 4&4, red and black cards transpose, then mix
Variations 1995 83
Aldo Colombini Italian Dressing 4&4, with mixing climix
1995 89
Paul Cummins Deliberate Oil & Water 4&4
1996 22
Michael Skinner Oil and Water Rides Again 4&4, three phases, all red climax
1996 9
Baltazar Fuentes Oil and Water for Experts 3&3, no extra, four phases
Inspired by
  • Rene Lavand's routine
1996 18
Pablo Domenèch Rojas y Negras 4&4, extra card
1996 78
Peter Duffie Separatic 3&3
Related to
  • Stuart Judah routine
1996 11
Larry Jennings Hefty Oil & Water 4&4, "There are at least 14 moves", with mixing phase
Related to June 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 10)
63
Herb Zarrow Progressive Oil & Water 4&4, then 3&3, then 2&2, then 1&1, dated 1955
Variations 1997
Underworld (Issue 6)
71
Herb Zarrow Progressive Variations
Inspired by 1997 139
Eugene Burger Solomon's Oil And Water Routines "An Introduction"
1997 90
David Solomon Million Dollar Oil and Water 4&4, three phases
Also published here 1997 93
David Solomon A Small Color Collision 4&4, one gaffed card
1997 98
Eugene Burger "Is Seeing Believing?" presentation for Oil & Water plot
1997 105
Adrian "Ramblar" Guerra According to the Pad 4&4, pad is half red and half black, mixed and top four placed on red side of pad and others on black, the separate, three phases
1997 15
Simon Lovell Oily Snobs 4&4
  • Phase One - Mix and Separate
  • Phase Two - Try Harder, Tramps!!
  • Phase Three - The Solo Tramps Goes For It!
Related to 1997 98
Biddle Oil & Water 4&4
1998 508
R. C. Fields Diminuendo simplified handling
Inspired by 1998 173
Alexander de Cova Öl und Wasser - Meine Lieblingskombination(en) 4&4
  • Meine Philosophie...
  • Die verwendeten Griffe
  • Das Vortragsthema
  • I. Die erste Separation
  • II. Die zweite Separation
  • III. Die dritte Separation
  • IV. Die Überrschung
  • Bonus
1998
Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 2)
48
René Lavand It Can't Be Done Any Slower (An Oil and Water) 3x3
1998 68
Wesley James Olive Oil On The Side 4&4, with false (empty) deals and full-deck finale
Inspired by Oct. 1998
Onyx (Issue 5)
5
Ken Simmons Handling for Marlo's Jacks & Tens Routine 3&3, four phases
Inspired by Oct. 1998
Onyx (Issue 5)
39
Hideo Kato Prelude To Oil & Water 4&4, the cards are alternated, then in pairs, then triple, then separated
Apr. 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 8)
73
Jason Alford Exxon Mix Up 3&3
  • The Separation
  • The Instant Mix
1998 3
Guy Hollingworth Oil and Water 3&3, optical alignment
1999 39
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note credit information on Oil & Water
Related to 1999 189
Justin Higham Unaccounted Oil & Water 4&4
Variations 1999 90
Justin Higham Displaced Oil & Water 4&4
1999 92
Justin Higham Displaced Oil & Water Climax 4&4, magical mixing
1999 93
Justin Higham Direct Oil & Water 4&4
1999 93
Justin Higham Preset Oil & Water Climax 4&4, magical mixing
1999 94
Justin Higham Collected Oil & Water 4&4, magical mixing
Inspired byVariations 1999 94
Justin Higham Aesthetic Oil & Water 4&4
  • Variation
1999 95
Aaron Goldberg Light And Dark 4&4, four phases
Inspired by Apr. 1999
Onyx (Issue 7)
34
Aaron Goldberg Insta-Mix
Inspired by Apr. 1999
Onyx (Issue 7)
35
Fredric P. Lamazor Final Sequence 4&4
1999 58
Don England Slick Oil and Clarified Water 4&4
2001 140
Justin Higham Unaccountable Oil and Water 4&4
Inspired by 2001 23
Harry Lorayne Two Over Easy 4&4
Inspired by
  • Gabi Pareras idea
Also published here
2001 209
Wolfgang Moser Öl & Wasser 3&3, deck separation kicker
Inspired by 2001
Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 3-5)
131
Aldo Colombini Roller Coaster! seven Joker and Eight of Clubs, they change into seven Eights and one Joker, then four each, they transpose and mix, 4&4
Sep./Oct. 2001
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 3)
35
Gabi Pareras Magnetismo Animal 4x4
  • El Espectador "Magnetico"
2001 ca. 40
Darwin Ortiz Ultimate Oil & Water 3&3, deck seperation and remix climax
Inspired by 2002 158
Jamie Badman Oil & Water World "From what I hear, Mr. Gadfly is going to get bigger, brighter, and better very soon."
4&4, three phases
Jan./Feb. 2002
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 2 No. 1)
58
David Ben Oil and Water
2003 61
Tony Cachadiña Rojas y Negras 4&4, several phases
2003 214
Luis H. Trueba Agua y Aceite three phases 4&4, last phase 6&6 handled by spectator
2003 81
Anthony Owen SOBW 3&3, three phases, last one phase up
Also published here 2003 16
Sebastien Clergue Lava Lamp alternate handling for last phase of SOBW, face up oil and water sequence, 3&3
Also published here 2003 27
Edward Marlo Outjogged Oil & Water
Related toAlso published here May 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 9)
68
William Eston Easy Oil 4&4
VariationsAlso published here Oct. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 2)
84
Edward Marlo, Ron Bauer Time Machine three reds and blacks are alternated, Ace of Spades put in center of one half, the other half shuffled upside-down, all things are undone when traveled back in time
Inspired by 2004 2
Ron Bauer Three Ways to Secretly Switch the Two Center Colors as preparation for oil and water
2004 20
R. Paul Wilson Oil and Water short comment on using the Fan-2-C step gaff, no details
2004 47
Ray Kosby, Dai Vernon, Larry Jennings K.J.V. Oil and Water 4&4, four phases, with mixing phase
Also published here 2005 21
Larry Jennings Oil And Water 4&4, all black finale
Also published here 2005 28
Val Le-Val New Wave Oil & Water using cards with letters O and W on them, separation occurs one card at a time, slow-motion
Also published here 2005 42
Arturo de Ascanio Oil and Water Featuring the Ascanio Spread 4&4, extra card, later two extra cards, three phases
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2006 66
Fred Kaps, Channing Pollock Oil and Water 4&4, extra card, two phases
2006 116
Arturo de Ascanio Sleightless Oil and Water (or so it seems) 4&4, extra card, multi-phase routine
Also published here 2006 194
Arturo de Ascanio Eight-Card Oil and Water 4&4, three phases
Related to
  • similar version in "Ilusionismo" N° 180, 1960.
Also published here
2006 294
Jack Avis Oil and Water Again - Agai - Aga - Ag - A 4&4