Written by Edward Marlo

1988
Work of Edward Marlo

365 pages (Hardcover), published by L&L Publishing
Illustrated with drawings by Chris Kenner, Amado Narvaez.
Language: English

(148 entries)

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Louis Falanga Publisher's Preface
i
Jon Racherbaumer Introduction
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Edward Marlo Foreword
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Edward Marlo Clipped Thought spectator thinks of an Ace and performer puts paper clip on correct Ace behind his back, three phases, plot suggested by Tom Wright, with variation and ESP suggestion
Also published here
  • The New Tops, June 1963
1
Bill Woodfield Woodfield Clip Transfer
6
Edward Marlo Cardician Makes Good unknown card put aside, three Deuces found, card is Ace, it's changed to Two, now three other cards are Aces, Two changed back to Ace
Inspired by
  • "Ace-Deuce Mix-Up" (Ed Marlo, Sept. 1949)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, July 1963
9
Unknown Turnover Switch block turnover
10
Edward Marlo Method of reversing the four Aces and the indifferent card below the face down Deuces setting up for previous effect, Braue Reverse procedure
11
Edward Marlo Remember and Forget with one spectator who peeks at two cards simultaneously in incomplete faro condition
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Aug. 1963
12
Edward Marlo Incomplete Faro Double Control two cards peeked simultaneously
Inspired by 12
Edward Marlo Incomplete Miracle card peeked at from incomplete faro condition, it is found (by glimpsing key in lower portion)
14
Edward Marlo Incomplete Matching card peeked at from incomplete faro condition, mate found, further mating phase with every card matched
Variations 15
Edward Marlo Staggering Power of Thought mates found when dealing through two halves simultaneously
Inspired byVariations 16
Edward Marlo The Incomplete Faro intro
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Sep. 1963
18
Edward Marlo Incomplete Matching Variation card peeked at from incomplete faro condition, mate found
Inspired by 18
Edward Marlo The Incomplete Location
19
Edward Marlo The Incomplete Stop spectator deals and performer stops him at selection
19
Edward Marlo Incomplete Power Of Thought
20
Edward Marlo Incomplete Double Disclosure two cards selected, one turns over and it's next to other card or it is found with it
20
Edward Marlo A Table Pass "(From Notes On The Pass)"
Herrmann Pass, optionally at table edge, with variation
VariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Oct. 1963
22
Edward Marlo The Homing Card
  • Alternative Endings
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Nov. 1963
27
Edward Marlo Back-to-Back Transformation card changes as it is turned over in a gesture at chest height
30
Edward Marlo Gad-About Aces four Aces shown, named one vanishes and is taken from pocket, repeated, then five Aces shown and one put in pocket, repeat
VariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Dec. 1963
32
Unknown End Grip Overcount with Biddle steal
32
Edward Marlo Sidejog K.B. Move Biddle move display of Aces to show one vanished
33
Edward Marlo Aces Spread Display one is a Three
Related to 35
Edward Marlo Marlo Flexible Count
37
Edward Marlo Original Homing Card Routine
Related toAlso published here
  • Tops Trick Annual 1963
40
Edward Marlo Preview to a Chapter short intro
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Jan. 1964
44
Edward Marlo Simulated Placement card apparently placed on top of tabled deck
44
Edward Marlo Simulated Pick-Off top card of tabled deck apparently picked up, really previously Tenkai palmed card
46
Edward Marlo The Drop-Off releasing cards singly from group of Tenkai palmed cards
48
Edward Marlo Vanishing Aces Aces vanish one by one from top of deck, effect by Jack Vosburgh
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Feb. 1964
51
Edward Marlo Face-Up Switch
52
Edward Marlo Face-Up Switch and Effect Aces assemble together in deck
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Feb. 1964
54
Edward Marlo "The Blue Thought" odd-backed card tabled, card named, another card removed from another deck and brought to odd-backed card which turns out to be named card
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Mar. 1964
57
Edward Marlo ATFUS
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Apr. 1964
60
Edward Marlo Mental Reverse III applying ATFUS
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Apr. 1964
63
Edward Marlo Marlo's Coin Pass with front and back clip
Also published here
  • The New Tops, May 1964
  • The Tops, May 1939
66
Edward Marlo "Mindreading Queen" Ace through Ten of Spades, spectator thinks of one, performer places a Queen next to thought-of value behind his back, repeats, with notes, six methods
Also published here
  • The New Tops, May 1964
67
Edward Marlo The Mental Sandwich spectator sandwiches and card, it turns out to be thought-of card from a group of five
Also published here
  • The New Tops, June 1964
73
Edward Marlo Deep Kosky Switch switching in any card of a group of cards
74
Edward Marlo The FUFU Switch all cards handled face up, Ace Assembly application
Also published here
  • The New Tops, July 1964
79
Edward Marlo Anytime FUFU Switch
Also published here
  • The New Top, July 1964
82
Edward Marlo A Flourish to Reverse top and bottom shown, top card slides to bottom (more or less secretly), Venus Trap
  • To Reverse (as reversal of a card during display)
  • To Reverse Several Cards
Related toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Aug. 1964
84
Edward Marlo Marlo's Princess (Second Method) six methods, other four cards change to Aces as kicker in a method
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Sep. 1964
87
Edward Marlo After the Princess
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Oct. 1964
99
Bill Simon Buckle Glide from back corner of small packet
100
Edward Marlo Sans Duplicates using pip-cover displays
104
Edward Marlo Three of a Kind three alike, using pip-cover displays
104
Edward Marlo Magician's Transposition using pip-cover displays, for magicians
105
Edward Marlo Siamese Strangers
  • First Method (stranger card)
  • Second Method (double facer)
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Nov. 1964
106
Edward Marlo Incomplete Faro Control control to center, then with faro to top
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Dec. 1964
114
Edward Marlo Off-Center Control incomplete faro control without starting with a perfect cut
117
Edward Marlo Incomplete Double Control
118
Edward Marlo Reversed Locator using incomplete faro control
119
Edward Marlo Spectators Cuts Location spectator cuts to his card (crimp), faro placement
120
Edward Marlo Off Center Miracle
121
Edward Marlo Incomplete Faro - Multiple Peeks with multiple breaks in lower half
  • Incomplete Double Peek
  • Incomplete Triple
Related toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Jan. 1965
123
Edward Marlo Double Reverse Location two reversed cards locate two previously peeked cards
126
Edward Marlo Packet Switches - First Method handling for drag switch
Inspired by
  • Switch by Arthur Hastings & David Bendix (Hugard's Magic Monthly, Oct. 1956)
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Feb. 1965
128
Edward Marlo Swing Cut from Break Erdnase break
129
Edward Marlo Packet Switches - Second Method drag switch
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Feb. 1965
130
Edward Marlo Packet Switches - Third Method drag switch handling for switching all cards
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Feb. 1965
131
Edward Marlo Sleightless Drop Switch Ace packet lifted off deck and bottom three cards dropped on table, top Ace replaced on deck
Inspired by 133
Edward Marlo A Problem Posed credit information
  • 35th Method
  • 36th Method
  • 37th Method
  • 38th Method
  • 39th Method
  • 40th Method
  • 41st Method
  • 45th Method (spectator shuffles before the cutting)
VariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Mar. 1965
135
Edward Marlo Jinx Switch Handling with a face-up card
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Edward Marlo A Coin and Cards borrowed coin vanishes and travels next to selection, waxed card, three methods
VariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Apr. 1965
149
Edward Marlo Glide Variation bottom card outjogged, also as block glide at end of article
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, May 1965
157
Edward Marlo A Routine of Surprises indifferent card changes into two selections one by one and back, selections are in two pockets
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Edward Marlo Table Reverse & Effect Triumph, setting up with using Barnhart's riffle shuffle reverse with half the deck
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, June 1965
162
Edward Marlo Add to Shuffle - For those who know riffle shuffle table reverse, but deck is dropped face up on table after shuffle
Inspired by 165
Edward Marlo Other Ideas with Above
  • One: Kings face-up in deck, they change into Aces
  • Two: selection turns over
  • Three: deck starts in reverse orientation
166
Edward Marlo For Poker Demonstration faced-deck and turnover before discarding, setting up with table riffle shuffle reverse
166
Edward Marlo Impromptu Coin & Cards borrowed coin vanishes and travels next to selection, three methods
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Aug. 1965
168
Edward Marlo As an Opener
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Sep. 1965
174
Edward Marlo A Multiple Effect two spectators think of a number and card at that position, they all have the same card, the numbers are divined and the card is odd-backed, three methods
Inspired by
  • "Controlled Thoughts" (Sydney Lawrence, Ten Self-Working Master Effects)
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Oct. 1965
178
Edward Marlo The 50% Miracle faro
Inspired by
  • "Controlled Thoughts" (Sydney Lawrence, Ten Self-Working Master Effects)
182
Edward Marlo Way Ahead Prediction two cards predicted on slips of paper
  • Alternate Method
Inspired by
  • "Controlled thoughts" (Sydney Lawrence, Ten Self-Working Master Effects)
185
Edward Marlo The Olram Subtlety "The Basic Moves"
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Nov. 1965
187
Edward Marlo In Oil and Water 3&3, Olram Subtlety application
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Edward Marlo For Blue Aces Routine Olram Subtlety application
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Edward Marlo For a Double Face Card Olram Subtlety application
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Edward Marlo The Choice Transposition selection transposes with chosen Ace, repeat, Olram Subtlety application
  • An Impromptu Method
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Edward Marlo Marlo's Aces using three cards with half Ace and back on their backs, with variations
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Dec. 1965
195
Edward Marlo Double Face Display for Ace Vanish
200
Edward Marlo New Palm Position clipped to palm with third and fourth fingers
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Jan. 1966
203
Edward Marlo M.P. Side Steal "Marlo Position", to Tenkai type palm or top
Related toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Feb. 1966
209
Edward Marlo The Action Lift (The Turn Around) all-around-square up immediately before double turnover
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Mar. 1966
214
Edward Marlo The Mental Topper spectator counts to value of thought-of card, card located, optionally matching values found, faro, variations
VariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Apr. 1966
216
Edward Marlo In Spectator's Hands wrong card reversed in deck, changes into right card, handling all in spectator's hands
Also published here
  • The New Tops, May 1966
220
Edward Marlo Repeat Repeat Reverse card turns over, is rightened and turns over again, repeated with second selection
222
Edward Marlo Spread Turnover Larreverse type action
223
Edward Marlo Triple Repeat Reverse peeked card reverses three times
225
Edward Marlo The Mental Four one of four cards thought of, performer reverses one, it's the right one, repeated
Related to
  • The Linking Ring, Sep. 1963, p. 65
227
Edward Marlo Observations B'Wave type effect with three double backers and quartet gaff
230
Edward Marlo The Prayer Cull spread cull, multiple cards
Also published here
  • The New Tops, June 1966
232
Edward Marlo M.S. Loading Move spreading into buckle opening, brief
Related to
  • "The M.S. Deck" (Ed Marlo, marketed 1954)
237
Edward Marlo As an Effect Aces put in different parts of deck, they come together, cull application
237
Edward Marlo As a Memory Gag spectator places Aces in deck, positions apparently memorized, "First, second, third, fourth", they are shown on top
238
Edward Marlo As an Exchange four-of-a-kind removed while spreading through the deck and switched
Variations 239
Edward Marlo A Simple Method handling for packet spread switch
Inspired by 240
Edward Marlo As a Control spread cull control, with cover card throw-off or placement
240
Edward Marlo Comments tips on the cull
242
Edward Marlo Combination Cull and Exchange
242
Edward Marlo Additional Tips for Prayer Cull
243
Edward Marlo The Matching Miracle pokerhand duplication from another deck, decks in reverse order
  • With Two Sealed Deck
  • For Stay-Stackers
  • For Memory Experts (only one deck)
  • For Card Cullers
  • Added Note
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, July 1966
246
Edward Marlo "Marlo Handles Mexican Joe" one-way deck, putting it in and handling the work
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Jan. 1967
250
Edward Marlo Marlo Mexican Miracle using Mexican Joe Crimp
253
Edward Marlo Double Miracle using Mexican Joe Crimp
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Edward Marlo Multiple Find using Mexican Joe Crimp
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Edward Marlo Ace Cutting using Mexican Joe Crimp
256
Edward Marlo Triple Location three card riffle shuffle control using Mexican Joe Crimp
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Edward Marlo Cardician's Touch spectator shuffles before each cut to an Ace, using Mexican Joe Crimp
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Edward Marlo Mexican Detective card located from face-down table spread, using Mexican Joe Crimp
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Edward Marlo Mexican with a Memory card moved from one half to another is located, apparently cards in one half remembered, using Mexican Joe Crimp
Related to 260
Edward Marlo Mexican Divination using Mexican Joe Crimp
Inspired by 262
Edward Marlo The Skillful Mexican using Mexican Joe Crimp
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Edward Marlo Ever Ready-Black Routine three phases, locations with divided deck (third phase inspired by previous version in Ibidem)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Feb. 1967
264
Edward Marlo Red/Black Shuffle with Break
Related toAlso published here 264
Edward Marlo The Opportune Miracle joker stabbed next to selection in fan, using forcing gaff with part of card stuck to back of joker, four handlings
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Mar. 1967
268
Edward Marlo Ultra Torn & Restored Card joker is torn and restored except missing corner, no deck used, two methods
Related toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, May 1967
275
Edward Marlo Propelled Lapping Restoration quarters on left fingers, right hand covers and card is restored without creases
Related to
  • "Propelled Lapping" (Ed Marlo, New Jinx, June 1965)
281
Edward Marlo Hung Card Switch at table edge
283
Edward Marlo One Hand Card Switches using lapping, two methods
Also published here 285
Edward Marlo The Illogical Switch lapping
288
Edward Marlo The No Palm Switch lapping, table edge
288
Edward Marlo New Tabled Palms featuring a "Basic Grip" which is some sort of modified Tenkai palm
  • 1st Approach (deck on table)
  • 2nd Approach (as deck is placed on table)
  • Variation of 2nd Approach
  • 3rd Approach (which squaring up after shuffle action)
  • Variation of 3rd Approach (LTP)
  • Extension of 3rd Approach
  • In the Hands
  • For a Number of Cards
  • Off the Bottom
Also published here
  • The New Tops, July 1967
291
Edward Marlo Simulated Pickup card biddle counted on right-hand packet is apparently picked up under left hand packet, sandwich switch application
Related toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Aug. 1967
304
Edward Marlo No Palm Transpo pocketed card transposes with sandwiched card
306
Edward Marlo The Promise Ace, Two and Three of Clubs, chosen value changes into selection, three method, method three with fake index card
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Sep. 1967
308
Edward Marlo The Other Method wrong card reversed in tabled spread, it is removed and turned over, then changes into selection
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Oct. 1967
320
Edward Marlo Effect two selections lost, one reversed in tabled spread, it changes into the other selection, the travel to pocket
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Edward Marlo "Pulldown Eliminator" having any of ten cards be the last one in a down-under deal
  • Best Pull Down Procedure for Eliminator Effect
  • Down and Under
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Nov. 1967
324
Edward Marlo Down and Under Coincidence ten cards shown, spectator stops at any one which is placed aside, down-under procedure with rest and mate remains, with variations
328
Edward Marlo The Cigar Bottom Deal cigar or pen held between right first and second finger, third finger take
Related toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Dec. 1967
332
Edward Marlo Full Grip Deal all fingers of left hand on right side
336
Edward Marlo The Pseudo Method looks like full grip deal, but it's not
Variations 339
Edward Marlo Push Pull Bottom Deal right thumb pushes against edge of deck, with variations
Related to 340
Edward Marlo Drop Sleight Technique introduction on secretly dropping cards from bottom of pile onto tabled packet
Related toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Jan. 1968
344
Edward Marlo Double Stop cards dealt on table in pairs until spectator stops, top two cards of tabled pile are selections
344
Edward Marlo Marlo Drop Sleight secretly dropping cards from bottom of pile onto tabled packet
345
Edward Marlo The Four Ace Stop cards dealt on table in groups of four until spectator stops, top four cards of tabled pile are Aces
347
Edward Marlo An Observation Delayed Add On for Tip-Over Switch
Related to 348
Edward Marlo Visual Change - Appearance - Vanish face card of deck changes just with a wrist turn and back, different applications
  • Impromptu Change
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Feb. 1968
351
Edward Marlo Sucker Throw Change pseudo duplicate, right hand empty afterwards
355
Edward Marlo The Illusionary Bottom Deal deep take, Master Grip or Straddle Grip
Related toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Mar. 1968
356
Edward Marlo "P.D. Mental Stab" "Pull Down", card placed face up in deck by performer, it is next to thought-of card
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Apr. 1968
363