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Martin Gardner Vanishing and Reappearing Card spectator cuts deck and remembers card, halves placed face-to-face, selection vanishes (cards shown one by one) and reappears
VariationsAlso published here 1940 20
Bob Hummer The Magic Separation face-up and face-down cards are shuffled, performer separates cards behind back so one pile consists of same amount of face up cards as the other, see Collected Secrets for variations
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1940 3
Edward Marlo Marlo's Running Cut in-the-hands swing cut running cut, also as top stock control
Related toVariations 1942 14
Russell T. Barnhart Secret Reverse on Table passive or with a riffle shuffle
Related toVariations 1945 10
Edward Marlo Reverse Sleight - Future Reverse
Related toVariations 1945 6
Edward Marlo Misdirection Palm
Variations 1953 55
Edward Marlo Simple Shift
Related toVariations 1953 58
Jerry Andrus Thumb Slip Change double face-up on deck in out-jogged position, top card slid back with top towards performer
VariationsAlso published here 1956 15
Edward Marlo The Card Transfer for application ideas see also page 37
Variations 1957 34
Edward Marlo First Routine: Using 3 jacks and 3 tens 3&3, extra card, three phases
Variations Dec. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 15)
12
James Steranko The Action Center Reverse bottom card(s) reversed to center during tabled riffle shuffle
Related toVariations 1960 12
Neal Elias Side Jog Multiple Shift swing cut
Related toVariations 1961 9
Jon Racherbaumer, Gene Gordon Sprite Sleight (or Glorpy Rides Again) deck underneath handkerchief, card moves and turns over on top of deck
Variations 1968 38
Edward Marlo Visual Retention Change
  • Technique of the Visual Retention Change
  • The Visual Change
  • The Multiple Visual Retention Change
Related toVariationsAlso published here Fall-Spring 1971
Hierophant (Issue 5-6)
239
Jon Racherbaumer Last-Minute Departure
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1971
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 4)
28
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico Pressed Between signed card pressed from top to center between sandwich cards
Related toVariations Apr. 1971
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 4)
33
Tony Noice Card Transposition held card with reversed card in deck
Variations 1972 119
Edward Marlo The Hard Way alternative production from incomplete riffle-shuffled deck
Inspired byVariations 1972 71
Edward Marlo The Darkest Hour selected card is only black card in clock dial layout, faros
Variations 1974 122
Hideo Kato, Jon Racherbaumer Hands Off Reverse spectator cuts to a card and inserts it in the center behind his back, performer divines it and it reverses itself
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1975
Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue)
29
Edward Marlo Marlo's Deal Switch thought-of card appears between tabled mates, featuring a switch
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1976 1
Edward Marlo Card Substitution similar concept, several variations
Variations 1976 15
Edward Marlo Unit Upjog Addition thorough discussion
Variations 1976 25
David Solomon Simple Right Handed Triumph Faced Deck
VariationsAlso published here 1976 193
Edward Marlo Marlo's Curry's Curve single tabled card switched for double
Variations 1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 5)
68
Jerry Andrus Startling Color Change
Variations 1976 59
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz Color Change Joker changes into named card
Variations 1976 38
Edward Marlo The Tilt Half Pass
Related toVariations 1977 75
Edward Marlo More Miracle Card Changes different variations (including tabled)
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1977 149
Dan MacMillan Secret Card Add adding card from gambler's flat palm to small packet
Variations 1977 19
Dan MacMillan One Hand Turn Over Switch
VariationsAlso published here 1977 24
Ken Krenzel Last Card Push
Related to 1978 247
Simon Aronson "I'll Go First" spectator and performer both turn a card over in their decks, it matches, sophisticated combination of stacked and invisible deck, with deck switch
Related toAlso published here 1978 64
Edward Marlo Convincing Control Reverse instantly reversing card while it is apparently outjogged
Related to 1979 46
Edward Marlo Marlo Kick Switch for one or multiple cards, lapping
Related to 1979 268
Edward Marlo Direct Transposition cards on top of two halves transpose, Tenkai palm, simulated placement and tabled palm
Variations 1979 347
Edward Marlo Palm Replacement Pivotal Palm Replacement
Related to 1980 86
Edward Marlo A Color Change using card clip
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 104
Edward Marlo One Fantastic Move reverse card in center during turnover pass, Gombert Pass
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980
Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant)
3
Ken Simmons Tilt Throw-Off I
1981 57
Ken Simmons The Magician's Fooler
1981 57
Harry Allen Sawing the Lady in Half? four Aces found and selection as well
Variations 1981 70
Ken Simmons Preface
1981 vii
Ken Simmons Pull Out Techniques - Positions four positions/orientations of cards under mat at table edge
1981 1
Ken Simmons Pull Out Double Lift adding card to single card from beneath mat at table edge
Related to 1981 2
Ken Simmons Pull Out Visual Change back-to-back, addition from table edge, two handlings
1981 4
Ken Simmons The Double Change card changes and then back
Related to 1981 5
Ken Simmons Pull Out Retention Switch card turned over at table edge, addition from under mat, no-palm
Related to 1981 5
Ken Simmons Another Fantastic Move turnover pass & future reverse combo
Related to 1981 9
Ken Simmons A Further Fantastic Move Tilt Half Pass & Future Reverse combo
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1981 9
Ken Simmons The Push Change tabled double pushed forward and face card unloaded
1981 10
Ken Simmons Running Card Plus Control card reversed and controlled during running cut sequence
Inspired by 1981 11
Ken Simmons The Tabled Steal during tabled shuffle in perpendicular or normal position, can also be loaded under mat
1981 12
Ken Simmons Pivot Steal right hand palm as small packet is displayed
1981 14
Ken Simmons The Spread Load loading card under mat from small packet, four methods
1981 15
Ken Simmons, Dan MacMillan A Technical Variation of the Secret Card Add from Gambler's Palm
  • As a Tabled Turnover
Inspired by 1981 17
Ken Simmons Center Clip Control clip side steal to bottom with decoy moment
1981 18
Ken Simmons, Dan MacMillan OHTOS as a Packet Switch just a note
Inspired by 1981 19
Ken Simmons A Color Change two methods
Inspired by 1981 20
Ken Simmons Interlaced Transposition three selections between Kings travel to between Aces, then in repeat the quartets transpose
Variations 1981 25
Ken Simmons Color Transposition ten red cards, ten black cards, selection travels into other packet
1981 27
Ken Simmons Direct Transposition top cards of two packets
Inspired by 1981 28
Ken Simmons Visual Transposition card on face with card reversed in center, two methods
Inspired by 1981 29
Ken Simmons Impossible Transposition card reversed in deck with card held by spectator
1981 31
Ken Simmons A Triumph For You two selections, Triumph with one selection face-up in center, cards re-spread, now second selection in center and first in pocket
1981 31
Ken Simmons, David Solomon Variation of a Triumph
Inspired by 1981 33
Ken Simmons Open Prediction Re-Opened four methods, using card under mat techniques
1981 34
Ken Simmons With Card in Hand Interlaced Transposition, Aces with three selections between spectators hand, Kings outside, Kings become Aces, then selections appear between them
1981 35
Ken Simmons Here, There and Back two selections travel to 2 sandwiches, then vanish, then sandwiched again in deck
1981 37
Ken Simmons This is Your Card! freely chosen card is earlier selection, four methods
1981 39
Ken Simmons Pick-Up Switch tabled card picked up in end grip, lapping
1981 41
Ken Simmons Touch Any Card reversed card changes into selection, value used to find other card, two methods
1981 42
Ken Simmons A Startler card changes face-up under spectator's hand
1981 44
Ken Simmons Sophisticated Collectors "Actually, the above title should be 'Bold Collectors.'"
1981 44
Ken Simmons The Interlaced Vanish "The following routine is a monster"
1981 45
Ken Simmons Instant Departure
Inspired by 1981 47
Dan MacMillan Lottery three cards face-down on table, spectator puts ace on the right one to complete a blackjack hand
Inspired byVariations 1981 50
Ken Simmons Playing Against Odds spectator selects right card from 5-card packet to complete blackjack hand, three methods
Inspired by 1981 51
Ken Simmons Technicolor Playing Against Odds spectator selects right card from odd-backed 5-card packet to complete blackjack hand, then this card changes back color to match
1981 53
Ken Simmons Technicolor Playing Against Odds No. 2 spectator selects right card from odd-backed 5-card packet to complete blackjack hand, then other four cards change back color
1981 54
Ken Simmons Returning to the Scene of the Crime three Jacks cut in deck, last Jack under spectators hand, Aces find Jacks, Jacks vanish and reappear under card under spectator's hand, story presentation
1981 55
Ken Simmons Preface
1981 vi
Ken Simmons Card Under Mat Techniques secretly loading card under close-up mat, four methods
1981 1
Ken Simmons, Edward Marlo Methods for Retrieval adding card from under close-up mat, four methods (first one by Marlo, others by Simmons)
1981 7
Ken Simmons Spread Lap - Second & Third Method during ribbon spread & turnover flourish
1981 13
Ken Simmons Ribbon Spread Reverse during ribbon spread & turnover flourish
1981 15
Ken Simmons Running Reverse during running cut
Variations 1981 17
Ken Simmons Running False Cut also as control
Inspired byRelated to 1981 20
Ken Simmons Card to Hung Card Position on knee
1981 21
Ken Simmons Tabled Reverse Throw Off to second from bottom
Inspired by 1981 27
Ken Simmons Penetrating Transposition one selection reversed in deck, other selection penetrates within aces within packet of four aces, then the cards transpose
1981 44
Ken Simmons Another Card to Pocket lazy man's card to pocket, spectator remembers card and its position
1981 48
Ken Simmons Re-Setting Re-Set
1981 49
Rick Anderson Amazing Coin Vanish angly
VariationsAlso published here 1981 5
Peter Duffie Inside Job spectator has hand on top of Jokers sandwiching a selection, the sandwich is then in the deck and the four Queens under the spectator's hand
Related toVariations 1982 6
Edward Marlo Jump-suit Transformation double facers, Daley's last with transformation kicker
Variations 1982 161
Frank Thompson Thompson False Cut
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1982 45
Ken Krenzel, Richard Kaufman, Derek Dingle Holy P.O.D. sandwich cards with hole in center, flap gaff
Related toVariations Winter 1982/1983
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. Winter Extra)
33
Edward Marlo Bold Card Control
Related toVariations 1984 324
Larry Jennings The Immaculate Insertion achieving very squared deck
Variations 1986 27
Larry Jennings One-Hand Bottom Palm
Related toVariations 1986 234
Edward Marlo Olram's Clarified Routine ten red and black cards, one card travels from packet to packet, then packets changes places, eight methods
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1986 3
Ken Simmons Preface
1986 vi
Ken Simmons A-Band-Ment rubber band around deck, vanishes, encircles card in center
VariationsAlso published here 1986 1
Ken Simmons, Peter Duffie Diamond Heist two and two with transformation kicker
Inspired by 1986 5
Ken Simmons Ace-Bitiously Yours aces come to top multiple times
1986 7
Ken Simmons Tabled Faro Slough Off
1986 7
Ken Simmons Simmons's Pivot Turnover same as Stuart Gordon Turnover
Also published here 1986 8
Ken Simmons Ace-Bitiously - The Follow-Up four aces come to bottom, then to top
1986 11
Ken Simmons, Edward Marlo Miracle Card Change Insertion face card of double stolen as it is inserted into deck, see "Added Notes"
Inspired by 1986 12
Ken Simmons A Different Approach handling for reference
Inspired by 1986 14
Ken Simmons Vanish and Discovery card vanishes face-up from top of deck and reappears next to selection
1986 16
Ken Simmons Triumphing for a Change color changing deck kicker
1986 33
Ken Simmons Discrepant Packet Force spectator calls stop during running cut to table
1986 34
Ken Simmons M.V.R.C. - The Easy Way
Inspired by 1986 38
Ken Simmons Quick Transpo signed card in pocket transposes visibly with card signed by performer
1986 40
Ken Simmons, Edward Marlo Bold Half Pass KM type half pass
  • First Method
  • Second Method
  • First Handling
  • Second Handling (Marlo)
1986 48
Ken Simmons Swivel Palm Replacement
  • As a Vanish
  • As a Color Change
Related to 1986 53
John C. Wagner Bandorama selection spins from banded deck
Variations 1987 6
Ken Simmons Preface
1987 i
Ken Simmons Hands Off Reverse...er, Vanish card lost by spectator in deck behind his back, it vanishes, two handlings
Inspired byVariations 1987 1
Ken Simmons Simply Cutting to the Aces Aces cut to, optional follow-up in which they are cut into deck again and come back to top
1987 4
Ken Simmons Another Cutting to the Aces
Variations 1987 5
Ken Simmons P.O.D. Handling flap gaff
Inspired by 1987 7
Edward Marlo, Ken Simmons Deliberate Side Steal to Center transferring card from second to center
1987 9
Ken Simmons Notes on Marlo's Unit Up-Jog Addition adding specific cards, that are culled first
Inspired by 1987 30
Ken Simmons Notes on Marlo's Card Substitution
Inspired by 1987 32
Ken Simmons Notes on Marlo's Card Transfer several applications
  • First Idea (simulated placement)
  • Second Deal (outjogged handling)
  • Third Idea (another outjogged handling)
  • Fourth Idea (with packet and outjog)
Inspired by 1987 33
Ken Simmons Additions to a Change unload into center
Inspired byRelated to 1987 38
Ken Simmons Audacious Transposition card isolated from deck transposes with card in deck
Related toVariations 1987 43
Ken Simmons On a More Subtle Note
Inspired by 1987 43
Ken Simmons Related Bold Card Control opposite, apparently bottom card of right-hand packet removed but really top card
Inspired byVariations 1987 44
Ken Simmons Pragmatic Control
Inspired by 1987 45
Ken Simmons Related Bold Card Control with Reverse
Related to 1987 46
Ken Simmons Reverse Variant reverse from center top
Inspired byRelated to 1987 48
Ken Simmons Future Center Steal two handlings
Inspired by 1987 50
Ken Simmons Another Curve single switched for double which is placed on table with Visual Retention Change
Inspired by 1987 52
Ken Simmons Deal and Take
Related to 1987 53
Ken Simmons The Pick-Up Force spectator cuts (hopefully) into break
Also published here 1987 54
Ken Simmons Introduction to the Banded Effects
1987 56
Ken Simmons A-Band-Ment rubber band around deck, vanishes, encircles card in center
Also published here 1987 56
Ken Simmons A-Band-Ment II allowing to show face card of deck, double is found and face-card loaded off
Inspired by 1987 59
Ken Simmons A-Band-Ment III wrong card encircled, changes into right card, double is found and face-card loaded off, two methods
Inspired by 1987 61
Ken Simmons A Banded Vanish rubber band around deck simply vanishes, two methods
1987 64
Ken Simmons Banded Card on Ceiling card on ceiling has previously vanishes rubber band around it
1987 68
Ken Simmons Additional Notes and Ideas for the Banded Effects
1987 74
Darwin Ortiz Do as I Did spectator turns over a card in the deck, performer has the same card turned over in a second prediction deck
Related toAlso published here 1988 140
Larry Jennings Larry's Favorite performer cuts off named of number of cards, last card is selection, based on "Blackstone's Favorite" (probably reference)
Related toVariations 1988 1
Ken Simmons Introduction
1988 1
Ken Simmons Spectator Really Cuts to and Turns Over the Aces spectator cuts off four packets while performer holds deck
  • Adding to the Effect (having Kings at bottoms of each packet as kicker)
1988 2
Ken Simmons Pick-Up Force spectator cuts (hopefully) into break
Also published here 1988 3
Ken Simmons Nothing Short of a Miracle card peeked at, wrong card given between spectator's fingers who wiggles it, nothing happens, then it changes, spectator holds a double (optional sticky substance, see p. 10)
Variations 1988 6
Ken Simmons Double Turnover Handling same as Stuart Gordon Turnover
Also published here 1988 9
Ken Simmons Preface
1990 1
Ken Simmons A Wallet Routine routine with ambitious card, transposition with one card in wallet, card to wallet, Bendix Bombshell, two duplicates
1990 3
Ken Simmons Simmon's Wallet Combination Routine blank papers change into checks one at a time, then several, then into money bills, using Himber Wallet
1990 8
Ken Simmons Enhanced Wallet Combination Routine idea for previous routine
1990 12
Ken Simmons Two Tips For The Rising Cards for marketed "A.M.Y./Arne Rising Card Deck"
1990 13
Ken Simmons Rising Double wrong card rises and changes into selection
1990 14
Ken Simmons A Flashy Change prediction on paper is wrong, paper changes into selected card in flash
Inspired by
  • "Flash Card Production" (Dick Piser/Harry Lorayne, Flash Paper Tips)
1990 15
Ken Simmons A Double Prediction spectator cuts off packet, amount of cards and card cut to are predicted, three methods
1990 18
Ken Simmons Simmons Half Pass
Related toAlso published here 1990 22
Ken Simmons Ultra-Mental Deck Routine Handling three spectators stop during deal and deal a card face-down, same cards are reversed in second deck
Related to 1990 26
Ken Simmons My Favorite Sandwich random card changes into named card between jokers, Invisible Deck
Inspired byVariations 1990 28
Ken Simmons Simmons's Handling of "Sprite Sleight" (or Glorpy Rides Again!) deck underneath transparent handkerchief, card moves and turns over on top of deck, two handlings, with "Signature Addition" (bluff)
Inspired by 1990 30
Ken Simmons In Lieu of Wax wax substitute(s)
1990 35
Ken Simmons Quick Change half dollar changes into copper coin in presence of Chinese coin, copper/silver/brass
Related to
  • "Wash-Out" (Steve Dusheck)
1990 36
Ken Simmons Climax for Copper/Silver/Brass
1990 38
Edward Marlo, Ken Simmons Marlo Improves Simmons card that spectator loses himself behind his back is divined and vanishes
Inspired byRelated to 1990 46
Michael Powers King T.U.T. "Totally Unbelievable Transpo", card isolated from deck transposes with sandwiched card in center of deck, signed
Related to 1990 51
Edward Marlo, Michael Powers More Miracle Card Changes with unload under top card of deck
Related to 1990 52
Edward Marlo, Ken Simmons Not Only the Number, but... spectator cuts off cards, number of cards and card cut to predicted, fifteen memorized cards, prediction index, for correction see Ricochet reference, three handlings
Inspired by
  • "Finally" (Ken Simmons, Lecture Notes 1990)
Related to
Apr. 1991 3
Ken Simmons Introduction
1991 5
Ken Simmons A-Band-Ment rubber band around deck, vanishes, encircles card in center
1991 7
Ken Simmons A Banded Vanish rubber band around deck, it vanishes and remains gone
1991 10
Ken Simmons, Edward Marlo Banded Card to Pocket - First Method card peeked at, rubber band around deck, it vanishes, card with rubber band around it from pocket
1991 12
Ken Simmons Banded Card to Pocket - Second Method card peeked at, rubber band around deck, it vanishes, card with rubber band around it from pocket
1991 12
Ken Simmons A Banded Tip for routines with banded deck
1991 14
Ken Simmons The Clinging Subtlety banded card drags another with it
1991 14
Ken Simmons Through the Deck rubber band around deck, vanishes, reappears, vanishes and reappears around selection, two handlings
Variations 1991 15
Ken Simmons Banded Transposition card pocketed, another card found via A-Band-Ment, it's pocketed card and selection is in pocket, seven methods
1991 17
Ken Simmons Simmons's Pivot Turnover same as Stuart Gordon Lift
1991 26
Edward Marlo Stretching It card pocketed, banded deck, rubber band vanishes and reappears around pocketed card, two methods
Variations 1991 29
Ken Simmons Stretching It Too Far card pocketed, banded deck, rubber band vanishes and reappears around pocketed card, two methods
Inspired by 1991 32
David Neighbors Neighbors's Killer Penetration rubber band around deck twice, vanishes and appears around selection
Inspired by 1991 33
David Neighbors, Ken Simmons As Applied to "Bandorama" selection spins from banded deck
Inspired by 1991 39
Roger Klause The Breakout Display bending deck and displaying it resting on fingers of one hand
Variations 1991 117
Ken Simmons Introduction
1992
Ken Simmons Ideas for Gardner's Vanishing And Reappearing Card Routine
  • First Suggestion
  • Second Suggestion
  • Third Suggestion
  • Fourth Suggestion
  • Fifth Suggestion
  • Sixth Suggestion
  • Seventh Suggestion
  • Eighth Suggestion
  • Ninth Suggestion
  • Tenth Suggestion
Inspired by 1992 1
Ken Simmons Updating The Vanishing And Reappearing Card Routine card reappears from pocket
Inspired by 1992 7
Ken Simmons Weighing the Cards ..... For Magicians routine with multiple phases
1992 9
Ken Simmons Bluff Presentation for The Magic Separation face-up and face-down cards are shuffled, performer separates cards behind back so one pile consists of same amount of face up cards as the other, three phases
Inspired by 1992 12
Ken Simmons Other Books by Ken Simmons
1992 15
Ken Simmons The Darkest Hour Revisited selected card is only black card in clock dial layout
Inspired by 1992 1
Ken Simmons The Colorful Clock spectator selections only odd-backed card
1992 3
Edward Marlo Marlo's Procedure named card is sandwiched between Jokers, it changes into a card the performer named earlier
Inspired byVariations 1992 4
Ken Simmons As a Transposition sandwiched card transposes with card in deck
Inspired by 1992 7
Ken Simmons Thumb Slip Change Variant double face-up on deck in out-jogged position, top card slid back with top towards performer, different grip
Inspired by 1992 8
Ken Simmons Misdirection Palm Tip added riffle cover
Inspired by 1992 10
Ken Simmons Tip for Sawing the Lady in Half four Aces found and selection as well
Inspired by 1992 11
Ken Simmons Fanning Powder Tip with faros
1992 12
Ken Simmons Deal Switch Tip altered right-hand grip
Inspired by 1992 13
Ken Simmons Other Books by Ken Simmons
1992 15
Ken Simmons Ambitious Triumph Triumph with Goodwin/Jennings display, then short Ambitious sequence
1992 1
Ken Simmons Pivot-Jog Turnover Glide using book break to get into Glide position
1992 2
David Neighbors, Ken Simmons Changing Aces black Aces are put on table face up, one instantly changes to red, then other one changes on table
Variations 1992 7
Edward Marlo Multiple Card Clip Plus Effect black Aces are put on table face up, they instantly change to red
Inspired by 1992 9
Ken Simmons One-Handed Center Palm Steal
  • First Method
  • Second Method
Inspired by 1992 11
Ken Simmons Other Books by Ken Simmons
1992 15
David Neighbors, Ken Simmons Stand-Up Transformation Daley's last with transformation kicker, two double facers
  • First Handling
  • Second Handling
Inspired by 1992 1
Edward Marlo, Ken Simmons A Color Change using card clip, different clean-up
Also published here 1992 4
Ken Simmons Side-Jog Square Up Peek also multiple cards
Inspired by 1992 7
Ken Simmons Observations on The Ovette Master Move / Kelly Bottom Placement
  • First Idea
  • Second Idea
1992 13
Ken Simmons Other Books by Ken Simmons
1992 15
Ken Simmons Introduction
1992
Edward Marlo The Schmaltzy Showman's Prediction fair selection from new and sealed deck is predicted, Penelope's Principle
  • Simmons Note (Ken Simmons)
Also published here 1992 1
Edward Marlo Breaking the Rule spelling to the four Aces, last one turns over
  • Marlo Note
  • Simmons Note (Ken Simmons)
Also published here 1992 6
Edward Marlo Bluff Ace Assembly
  • Marlo Note
  • Simmons Note (Ken Simmons)
Also published here 1992 12
Edward Marlo The Named Reverse named card removed from blue deck, same card then shown reversed in red deck, roughed red/blue menetekel
  • Simmons Note (Ken Simmons)
Also published here 1992 23
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
Edward Marlo Female spectator's name on back of named card
  • Simmons Note (Ken Simmons)
Also published here 1992 34
Ken Simmons Published Sources original sources of the Marlo items
1992 44
Ken Simmons Other Books by Ken Simmons
1992 45
Michael Weber (reviewer) A Final Farewell Lecture, A Tribute To Ed Marlo by Ken Simmons Dec. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4)
66
Michael Weber (reviewer) Choice Effects Number One by Ken Simmons Dec. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4)
66
Michael Weber (reviewer) Choice Effects Number Two by Ken Simmons Dec. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4)
66
Michael Weber (reviewer) Choice Effects Number Three by Ken Simmons Dec. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4)
66
Michael Weber (reviewer) Choice Effects Number Four by Ken Simmons Dec. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4)
66
Edward Marlo The Schmaltzy Showmans Prediction fair selection from new and sealed deck is predicted, Penelope's Principle, with notes by Ken Simmons
Also published here 1993 1
Edward Marlo Bluff Ace Assembly with comments by Ken Simmons
Also published here 1993 10
Edward Marlo Breaking the Rule spelling to the four Aces, last one turns over, with notes by Ken Simmons
Also published here 1993 15
Edward Marlo Female spectator's name on back of named card, with note by Ken Simmons
Related to 1993 20
Ken Simmons Triumphing for a Change color changing deck kicker
Related to 1993 24
Ken Simmons Discrepant Packet Force spectator calls stop during running cut to table
1993 25
Ken Simmons Who's Lying? lie speller
Inspired by
  • Automatic Speller Placement Principle (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43)
Variations
1993 28
David Neighbors Who's Lying? - Second Handling lie speller
Inspired by 1993 29
Bernard Bilis, Jean Philippe Total A-Band-A-Ment rubber band around deck, finger put through, selection jumps face-up onto back of fingers, with locking feature, Hiro Sakai not mentioned
Inspired byRelated toVariations June 1993 1
Stephen Hobbs (reviewer) The Scotch & Soda Video by Ken Simmons, Ed Andres
Smart Aces
Dec. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 4)
68
Jon Racherbaumer Banded Together rubber band around deck, vanishes and reappears in case, banded deck face up on table, face card changes
Inspired by 1995 15
Michael Skinner Top and Bottom Blackstone two selections
Related toVariations 1996 70
Alex Elmsley Power Poker ten cards, spectator can chose which he wands, full house and royal flush
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1997 2
Ken Simmons Pick-Up Force spectator cuts into break
1997 29
Ken Simmons Dealing With the Aces Aces on top, two faro shuffles given, Aces are still on top, using Tilt Faro Shuffle
  • Second Method
Variations Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
7
Edward Marlo, Don May Dealing With the Aces II Aces on top, two faro shuffles given, Aces are still on top, deck ends red-black separated
  • Second Method (Edward Marlo - Don May)
  • Third Method (Edward Marlo - Don May)
  • Fourth Method (Edward Marlo)
Inspired by Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
10
Ken Simmons D'Amico - Marlo... In Reverse sandwich is put out-jogged in center, suddenly only the two sandwich cards remain there and the sandwiched card is found on top
  • First Handling
  • Second Handling
  • Third Handling
Inspired by Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
13
Eddie Clever A Clever Trick out-of-hand selection procedure with center cut, no keys, spectator removes five cards one of which must be the selection, performer finds it
VariationsAlso published here
  • "He Only Thinks" (Magic in the Modern Manner, Orville Meyer, 1949)
Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
19
Ken Simmons Variation by Ken Simmons out-of-hand selection procedure with center cut, no keys, spectator removes five cards one of which must be the selection, performer finds it, with additional riffle shuffle after the selection by spectator
Inspired by Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
20
Eddie Clever No Way! out-of-hand selection procedure with center cut, spectator reads off values and performer stops at selection
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Unseen" (Magic in the Modern Manner, Orville Meyer, 1949)
Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
21
Ken Simmons Variation by Ken Simmons out-of-hand selection procedure with center cut, spectator reads off values and performer stops at selection
Inspired by Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
21
David Neighbors There's No Jack in This Neighborhood Jack of Hearts put in case, card peeked at, red Aces put in case, card appears between two black Aces, it is the Jack of Hearts and in the case the red Aces sandwich a selection
Inspired by
  • "Jack in the Box" (David Solomon, MUM, August 1977)
Variations
Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
26
Ken Simmons Jack's Not In The Box Jack of Hearts put in case, card peeked at, red Aces put in case, card appears between two black Aces, it is the Jack of Hearts and in the case the red Aces sandwich a selection
Inspired by Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
28
Ken Simmons Predicting the Cut two cards placed aside, selection lost, two cards from beginning added, performer cuts off that many cards, last card is selection
Inspired by Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
30
Ken Simmons On the Memorized Deck on not using mnemonics
Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
32
Michael Close (reviewer) Onyx by Ken Simmons Dec. 1997
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 4)
37
Ken Simmons Sleightless Poker Power without bottom deals, ten cards, spectator can chose which he wands, full house and royal flush
Inspired byVariations Jan. 1998
Onyx (Issue 2)
7
Ken Simmons Show and Hide Move brief, turning card in hand over while hiding coin
Also published here Jan. 1998
Onyx (Issue 2)
20
Ken Simmons The "Real" Immaculate Insertion Breakout Display combined with Immaculate Insertion
Inspired by Jan. 1998
Onyx (Issue 2)
25
Ken Simmons Ken's Corner
Apr. 1998
Onyx (Issue 3)
i
Ken Simmons Ken Simmons Bibliography
Apr. 1998
Onyx (Issue 3)
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David Solomon Solo-Hummer packet mixed with cato procedure by spectator under table, one card remembered, performer sorts all except selection
Inspired by
  • "Hummer Outdone" (Ken Simmons, Choice Effects No. 5)
Related to
Apr. 1998
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Ken Simmons Ultimate Collectors
Apr. 1998
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Ken Simmons Convincing Signature Transfer Effect signature is transferred from face of Two of Hearts to the Three of Hearts, ungaffed
Inspired byAlso published here Apr. 1998
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Ken Simmons Show & Hide Move turning card in hand over while hiding coin
Also published here Apr. 1998
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Ken Simmons The "Silent" Scotch & Soda Release without bang ring
Apr. 1998
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Ken Simmons Ken's Corner
July 1998
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Mark Aspiazu, Ken Simmons Convincing Collectors selections peeked at
  • First Method (Mark Aspiazu)
    • Second Handling (Ken Simmons)
    • Third Handling (Ken Simmons)
  • Second Method (Mark Aspiazu)
July 1998
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Jason Alford Grasshopper Takes A Leap! card travels from between one sandwich to another
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here July 1998
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Ken Simmons Unexpected Sandwich selection appears between two tabled sandwich cards (pad spread)
  • First Handling
  • Second Handling
  • Fourth Handling
  • Fifth Handling
July 1998
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Ken Simmons Simplex Locator Card top card turned over and put face-up into deck where spectator stops during riffling, it is next to selection
  • First Method
    • Second Handling
    • Third Handling
  • Second Method (Countdown Version)
  • Third Method (Bluff Version)
July 1998
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Ken Simmons Ken's Corner
Related to Oct. 1998
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Gene Gordon Lie Detector With A Surprise lie speller with packet, at the end the selection is odd-backed and other cards blank
Inspired by Oct. 1998
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Ken Simmons Handling for Marlo's Jacks & Tens Routine 3&3, four phases
Inspired by Oct. 1998
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Tomas Blomberg A Black Jack Effect two for two
Inspired byVariations Oct. 1998
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Ken Simmons A Black Jack Effect (Second Method) two for two
Inspired by Oct. 1998
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Danny Archer Copper Silver Shuffle see reference for credit information by Wesley James
VariationsAlso published here Oct. 1998
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Ken Simmons Scotch & Soda Release Sans Bang Ring
Oct. 1998
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Guy Hollingworth Regarding the switching of cards. One Miracle Change at the table edge
Related to 1999 150
Doug Conn Rubber Revelation rubber band wrapped around deck vanishes, around card in center, this and the cards beside it are Aces to match a previous selection
Inspired by 1999 33
Ken Simmons Ken's Corner Joshua Jay one-man issue, Dan MacMillan, Jason England
Inspired by Jan. 1999
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Ken Simmons Ken's Corner on the TSD TheSecondDeal convention
Apr. 1999
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Jerry K. Hartman Mexicali Ruse “Mexican Poker” plot, head-to-head Poker game with small packet of cards, magician gets Royal Flush, second version where magician gets four Aces
  • First Method
  • Second Method
    • First Variation
    • Second Variation
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Apr. 1999
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Ken Simmons Simple Shift - Technical Variation right fingers push in cards instead of left first finger
Inspired by Apr. 1999
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Aldo Colombini Ace High spectator cuts to Aces, Aces put onto four packets, deck assembled, Aces come to top, repeat
Inspired by Apr. 1999
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Ken Simmons Delayed Strip-Out/Push-Thru Shuffle
Apr. 1999
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Chas Roberts Try Myumph instant magical face-up/face-down mixing, then righting
Related to
  • "The Drunk Magician Triumphs" (Ken Simmons, Bob LaRue, Infinity April 1998)
Apr. 1999
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Jason Tang Meld
Related to Apr. 1999
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Ken Simmons Ken's Corner
Related to July 1999
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Ken Simmons Ken's Corner October/November/December issue
Dec. 1999
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