Written by Jon Racherbaumer

1983-2017
Work of Jon Racherbaumer

328 pages (Stapled), published by Kaufman and Greenberg
Illustrated with drawings.
Language: English

(156 entries)

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Creators Title Comments & References Issue Year Page Categories
Jon Racherbaumer A Decade Later introduction to the reprint of issue 1
1 1994 2
Richard Kaufman Publisher's Note on what Kaufman disagrees with in the issue
1 1994 3
Jon Racherbaumer First Words
1 1983 5
Jon Racherbaumer Round-Trip Travellers
Inspired by 1 1983 6
Unknown Paused Elmsley Count to hide discrepancy
1 1983 8
Edward Marlo Student's Exchange two methods
Also published here 1 1983 10
Edward Marlo Fake Inside Pocket Insertion card apparently placed in inside pocket, classic palmed in same hand
1 1983 11
Edward Marlo Marlo Count Displacement five as four, card extracted with buckling at penultimate count, originally from TOPS
1 1983 12
Edward Marlo Covered Transfer empty hand, inside pocket
1 1983 12
Edward Marlo Switchless Switch Variation
1 1983 13
Jon Racherbaumer Marlo Card-to-Pocket Items in Print list of 21 of Marlo's card-to-pocket tricks in print
1 1983 16
Jon Racherbaumer Commentary on Penn and Teller
1 1983 18
Edward Marlo Detached Collectors aces isolated on table or
  • To the Pocket
  • To the Card Case
1 1983 20
Jon Racherbaumer (reviewer) Table Side Manners by Ben Harris
weird review in dialogue form
1 1983 23
Jon Racherbaumer Future Trap faro, two handlings
Inspired by 1 1983 24
Lee Freed Impossibilist patent/trademark copy
1 1983 29
Jon Racherbaumer Olram Cunningly Catches a Card three-card-catch routine
1 1983 31
Edward Marlo Sandwich Catch Three-Card-Catch handling
Related to 1 1983 32
Jon Racherbaumer The 1003-1006 Aces three handlings (despite title)
Inspired by 1 1983 33
Edward Marlo Bottom Card Displacement exchanging bottom two cards
1 1983 34
Jon Racherbaumer Someone Called me a Fool...
1 1983 36
Jon Racherbaumer An Apparitional Bit of Nonsense five cards change two times
Inspired by 1 1983 37
Unknown Flushtration Count credit comments
1 1983 37
Jon Racherbaumer On the Spread Cull essay on culling and convincing control, credit rant
Related to 1 1983 40
Jon Racherbaumer Final Commentary
1 1983 49
Jon Racherbaumer Introduction
2 1994 2
Frank Shields Frank Shields' Letter to Marlo to Ed Marlo, 1961-12-22
2 1994 4
Edward Marlo Marlo's Routine for Abbott's Chinese Coins sixteen gold coins change to silver, then to various colors
Related to 2 1994 8
Jon Racherbaumer (reviewer) Cursory Commentary on Close-up Fantasies Books 1 & 2 by Paul Harris
going through every trick in the books
2 1994 10
Jon Racherbaumer (reviewer) Cursory Commentary on Close-up Fantasies Book 2 by Paul Harris
tricks of book II
2 1994 12
Jon Racherbaumer Bombshell Twins free selection travels into Bendix Bombshell wallet twice
Inspired by 2 1994 15
Stewart James The Gnikool Device a duplicate of freely chosen card is added to a deck via deck switch before replacement
2 1994 16
Marvin Johnson LSDM Aces
Inspired by 2 1994 19
Marvin Johnson LSDR Aces
Inspired by 2 1994 20
Daryl Martinez Patter for the "Ropes of India"
2 1994 22
Edward Marlo Clipper Passage top card paper clipped and placed in table, transforms into selection
2 1994 24
Neal Elias Deuce Sandwich Ideas three handlings, dated 1956
2 1994 26
Jon Racherbaumer Racherbaumer Letter to Bill Larsen 1974-08-15, about Michael Albright's "Utility Card Switch" from Genii
Related to 2 1994 28
Marty Kane Better Than Best Lie Speller simplified
Inspired by 2 1994 31
Marty Kane Simplex Lie Speller
Variations 2 1994 32
Marty Kane Complex Simplex Lie Speller
2 1994 32
Jon Racherbaumer Whose Oil and Water? credit essay, seven pages
2 1994 33
Jon Racherbaumer (reviewer) Million Dollar Card Secrets by Frank Garcia
going through every trick in the book, 1972
2 1994 40
Richard Kaufman Publisher's Note explaining that this issue contains Racherbaumer's MarloPhile 1 & 2 plus more
3 1995 2
Jon Racherbaumer I Introduction Introduction to Marlophile 1
3 (Marlophile 1) 1995 4
Jon Racherbaumer Marlo's Personal Annotations introduction to the hand-written comments to Vernon's book
3 (Marlophile 1) 1995 5
Edward Marlo (reviewer) Inner Secrets of Card Magic by Dai Vernon (written by Lewis Ganson)
commentary on every item
3 (Marlophile 1) 1995 6
Edward Marlo Four of a Kind Magician and Spectator each exchange some cards which turn out to be four of a kind
3 (Marlophile 1) 1995 8
Edward Marlo Picking Off the Pip
3 (Marlophile 1) 1995 11
Edward Marlo Erdnase plus Marlo
Related to 3 (Marlophile 1) 1995 11
Edward Marlo Tent Vanish Routine
3 (Marlophile 1) 1995 13
Edward Marlo Ambitious Rise card rises from side, put in center, repeated
Inspired by 3 (Marlophile 1) 1995 14
Edward Marlo Ten Card Poker Deal credit information and claim
Related to 3 (Marlophile 1) 1995 14
Edward Marlo Chinese Second Deal Variation simplified
Inspired by 3 (Marlophile 1) 1995 15
Edward Marlo Marlo's Variation Of The Zarrow Shuffle
  • First Variation
  • Second Variation
  • Third Variation
  • Fourth Variation (see "Gambler's False Shuffle" reference)
  • Marlo's False Shuffle
  • A Cutting Action
  • Easy Technique For The Zarrow Shuffle
Inspired byAlso published here 3 (Marlophile 1) 1995 17
Jon Racherbaumer Marlo in Ibidem (1956-1969) list of Marlo's contributions
3 (Marlophile 1) 1995 22
Jon Racherbaumer II Introduction Introduction to Marlophile 2, on Ed Marlo, his reputation and his relationship to Dai Vernon
3 (Marlophile 2) 1995 25
Edward Marlo (reviewer) Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic by Dai Vernon (written by Lewis Ganson)
"Marlo's Personal Annotation", commentary on every item in the book
3 (Marlophile 2) 1995 30
Edward Marlo The Easy Way: Bottom Deal For The Millions deck held in right hand, left hand peels off cards from top/bottom
3 1995 41
Edward Marlo Two Memory Bits - Bit One marking a deck with its stack number
3 1995 43
Edward Marlo Two Memory Bits - Bit Two spectator names card, performer names number, with new pack order and straddle faros
3 1995 44
Edward Marlo Mental Lie
  • First Method (memorized deck)
  • Second Method (stay stack)
Inspired by 3 1995 45
Edward Marlo Slop Shuffle Or Triumph? slop followed by riffle shuffle, no selection, Aces face-up at end
Related to 3 1995 47
Jon Racherbaumer Whispering Snitch selection divined with whispering card
3 1995 49
Jon Racherbaumer Introduction
4 1996 4
Jon Racherbaumer A Glimpse Through the Fourth-Wall Window
4 1996 5
Jon Racherbaumer Charlie Miller's Material in Expert Card Technique list
4 1996 6
Edward Marlo Uncontrolled Prediction
Related to 4 1996 6
Jon Racherbaumer Indecent Exposure? on exposure, Steve Forte on Hidden Secrets of Magic
4 1996 8
Blair Bowling Numero Trois faro
Inspired byRelated to 4 1996 8
Blair Bowling Breathing Heavy selection under table, spectator reverses card anywhere, it is used to count to selection
Related to
  • "The Serendipity Deck" (David Regal, Magic Manuscript Vol. 7 No. 3)
4 1996 10
Edward Marlo Marlo on the Christ Force second variation, key placement
Also published here 4 1996 10
Jon Racherbaumer Hofzinser, Carried Away
4 1996 11
Jon Racherbaumer Putting a Placement in its Place credit essay on the spread cull and convincing control
4 1996 13
Jon Racherbaumer Wee Madness In Vegas meeting Jerry Sadowitz, quoting letter from Jon to Jerry
4 1996 17
Jon Racherbaumer Footnotes To A Book-in-Limbo on the Don Alan book, letter from Louis Falanga to Jon Racherbaumer
4 1996 19
Jon Racherbaumer Busby Follies Redux
  • letter to Jeff Busby as reply to Busby's review of "Wild Card Kit", 1992-07-05
  • letter to T. A. Waters (on Busby and "Card Finesse II"), 1993-03-12
  • note to Lou Gallo on Steve Beam comment on Marlo's Mental Reverse in "The Trapdoor"
4 1996 23
Jon Racherbaumer "F" Is For Fake on fake psychics, James Randi
4 1996 26
Jon Racherbaumer Wishes, Kickers, And The Real Work cards become blank as kicker
Inspired by 4 1996 27
Jon Racherbaumer While Waiting For Godot Aces change to Kings and back, kings to pocket, followed by more routines, see below
Related to 4 1996 31
Jon Racherbaumer Spin Mode spectator recovers from surprise
4 1996 33
Philip T. Goldstein The New Elevator Variation
Inspired by 4 1996 34
Roger Smith, John Bannon Maxi Twist - Bannon Handling transformation kicker
4 1996 35
Dai Vernon, Edward Marlo Direct Addition spontaneous add
4 1996 36
Lee Freed A Bondian Collusion combination of three cited routine
Inspired by 4 1996 38
Lee Freed All-Around Elmsley Display avoiding discrepancy in face-up Elmsley Count
4 1996 38
Edward Marlo Easy One-Hand Card Switch - Second Variation
Also published here 4 1996 39
Jon Racherbaumer Dong Fu on smut magic
4 1996 41
Edward Marlo Card Stack Demo kings openly stacked, tens and aces end up also, faro and overhand stacking, correction from reference
  • Triple Faro Control
Related to 4 1996 42
Edward Marlo Lessinout Stack Handling
4 1996 43
Jon Racherbaumer Yakety-Yak Tack essay on patter
4 1996 45
Jon Racherbaumer Last Card to Laugh signed card with smiley sticker on back, four Jacks removed, smiley sticker appears on back of each one by one, one changes into selection
Inspired by
  • "Smiley Face" (David Solomon, Solomon's Magic Bulletin #75, June 2015)
5 2016 5
Unknown All Alike Display with extra card
5 2016 7
Jon Racherbaumer The Sounds of Silence? on silence in a performance
5 2016 9
Jon Racherbaumer Face Value? on tells and face reading
5 2016 10
Edward Marlo, Frank Garcia Elevated Elevator
5 2016 12
Jon Racherbaumer Shiner Notes collection of information
  • List of Shiners Commercially Sold
  • Early Reference
  • Shiners Can Be Hidden In...
  • Potter's Index References
5 2016 17
Roy Baker Shiner, Shiner chrome tape
5 2016 20
John Cornelius John Cornelius Thoughts watch as shiner
Related to 5 2016 21
Geno Munari Geno Munari on Shiners
5 2016 25
Geno Munari Reading a card from the back
5 2016 28
Jon Racherbaumer Remembrance of Things Passed commentary on the pass and its status
5 2016 29
Jon Racherbaumer About a Procedure for the Clock Trick credit information
Related to 5 2016 31
Edward Marlo The Synchronized Clock Procedure brief
Also published here 5 2016 31
Jon Racherbaumer The Cardini Control on Cardini's Overhand Multiple Shift and related material
Related to 5 2016 32
Justin Branch The Cardini/Branch Shuffle Cull injogging cards while removing others, those are then controlled with multiple shift
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Progressive Card Magic" (1985)
5 2016 33
Steven Youell, Cardini The Cardini Multiple Shift
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Weapons of Mass Destruction" (2004, p. 45)
5 2016 35
Jon Racherbaumer Niggling Narrativity about a presentational framework
5 2016 36
Jon Racherbaumer New-and-Clear Force Ace-through-King set-up, card chosen by first chosen value then suit, card not really forced but under control
Inspired by
  • "Variation: Beam’s Artificial Nuclear Force" (David Solomon, Solomon's Bulletin #81, Jan. 2016
Related to
5 2016 37
Allan Ackerman Dribble Cross-Cut Force
5 2016 38
Jon Racherbaumer Bare-Faced Boys with Deck in Hand on Card Stars of past and present, Juan Tamariz
5 2016 40
Gene Castillon Impromptu Casino Shuffle thirteen-card packet, three cards found
Inspired by
  • "Low Down Triple Dealing Principle" (Colm Mulcahy)
5 2016 42
Unknown Controlled Charlier Shuffle
5 2016 43
Colm Mulcahy Low Down Triple Dealing Principle
5 2016 43
Jon Racherbaumer Notes on Peek Decks
5 2016 52
Edward Marlo Marlo's Spread Lift risky
Related to
  • Ibidem
5 2016 53
Jon Racherbaumer (reviewer) Magic: On the Edge - Trick-Soup For Dummies? by Jim Steinmeyer
Television Review: Jim Steinmeyer’s "Magic On The Edge", Fox Family Cable Network FAM-TV Friday, September 10, 1999
5 2016 54
Jon Racherbaumer Constructive Criticism
5 2016 62
Jon Racherbaumer Thrown by the Switch credit essay on the Throw/Versa switch
Related to 5 2016 63
Jon Racherbaumer Three Suspects and a Perp AH to 3H jump around, inspired by Steve Reynolds performance
Inspired by 5 2016 70
Jon Racherbaumer, Frank Shields Frank Shields: Bits and Pieces collection of material from Frank Shields
6 2017 3
Frank Shields Ambitious Card Bit card appears face-up on tabled deck
from a letter by Ed Marlo to Jeff Busby (June 8, 1979)
Related to 6 2017 4
Frank Shields Catching the Cards Frank Shields Display, from double friction toss
Also published here 6 2017 4
Frank Shields Another Rub-Note putting card apparently underneath case instead of hand
6 2017 6
Frank Shields Another Quick Bit bit for the Fadeaway Card Change, from Hugard's Magic Monthly, April 1946
Related to 6 2017 6
Frank Shields Another Rub-a-dub-dub cards to pocket climax, from Hugard's Magic Monthly, Feb 1948
Inspired by 6 2017 7
Pete Biro Frank Shields Anecdote Vernon watches Frank Shields, from Genii, March 1979
6 2017 7
Frank Shields Ambitious Card Routine avoiding too many double lifts, from Genii, April 1948
6 2017 9
Unknown Seven/Eight Misshow
6 2017 10
Frank Shields Gardner-Marlo Poker Deal Variation
6 2017 11
Frank Shields Impromptu Double Backer
Also published here 6 2017 12
Mike Rogers About Frank Shields from The Complete Mike Rogers (1975)
6 2017 13
Leo Behnke About Frank Shields from Magic For Bartenders Encore
6 2017 14
Frank Shields Right-Handed Pressure Fan suggestion
Also published here 6 2017 15
Edward Marlo Super-Counting Caper
Inspired by 6 2017 15
Jon Racherbaumer On Al Keene
6 2017 15
Edward Marlo Count 1 off the deck, with sucker element
6 2017 16
Edward Marlo Count 2 buckle count, last card snaps off fingers
6 2017 17
Edward Marlo Count 7 Carlyle count like
6 2017 22
Jon Racherbaumer Cutting the Glut coping with the number of releases
6 2017 30
Jon Racherbaumer Buckle Count Credit Information Charlie Miller should get credit, according to Vernon
6 2017 30
Charles Simac Everybody is a Magician poem from Charles Simac's "Walking The Black Cat" (1996)
6 2017 31
Jon Racherbaumer Re: Rereading on revisiting books, anecdote on how Racherbaumer obtained Ed Marlo's "Faro Controlled Miracles"
6 2017 32
Jon Racherbaumer Quick Note for the Cow-Pawed, Gibble-Fisted, Scram-Handed, Ballock-Handed, Keg-Handed and Cack-Handed Brethren on left-handedness
6 2017 36
Jon Racherbaumer (reviewer) Banvard's Folly: Thirteen Tales of Renowned Obscurity, Famous Anonymity, and Rotten Luck by Paul Collins
review titled "Shades of Ricky Jay"
6 2017 38
Jon Racherbaumer The Credit Game
  • Rules of Expropriation and Reformulation
6 2017 40
Jon Racherbaumer Magic as Stamp Collecting? on magic as a science and Ed Marlo in print
6 2017 43
Jon Racherbaumer Marlo and the Second-Dealing Monkey
6 2017 45
Jon Racherbaumer Remembering Al Koran with story about performance of the Five Star Prediction, quotes by others about Koran
6 2017 47
Jon Racherbaumer Guess What? with a physical and a mental selection, Solomon's Time Warp Wallet
Inspired by 6 2017 51
Jon Racherbaumer Color Monte Notes
  • Where did it all begin?
  • Some Spin-Offs of "Color Monte"
6 2017 55
Bill Elliott 3-Card Monkey Business Color Monte precursor, first published in Ibidem #16
6 2017 56
Edward Marlo Quick Three-Way originally from Ibidem #15
6 2017 60
Jon Racherbaumer B'Wave Notes
6 2017 66
Edward Marlo Tabled Bottom Placement
Inspired byAlso published here 6 2017 67
Jon Racherbaumer Coda
6 2017 70