Written by Peter Duffie

2009
Work of Fred Robinson

286 pages (Hardcover), published by Martin Breese
Illustrated with drawings by Roy Johnson, Paul Griffin.
Language: English

(108 entries)

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Peter Duffie Acknowledgements
9
Dai Vernon Foreword
11
Roy Walton Introduction
12
Peter Duffie Introduction Contains biography of Fred Robinson
13
Walt Lees Fred Robinson: An Appreciation Some stories about Fred Robinson
28
Max Maven A Tribute from Max Maven
31
Simon Lovell Fred Robinson
32
Andrew Galloway Andrew Galloway on Fred Robinson
35
Gordon Bruce Gordon Bruce on Fred Robinson
37
Darwin Ortiz A Week with Fred Robinson
39
Jerry Sadowitz A Tribute
42
Dominic Twose Dominic Twose Remembers Lessons in Magic Talking about lessons learnt from Fred Robinson

  • On Presentation
  • On being prepared
  • On Choice of Effect
  • On Misdirection
  • On Technique
  • On Fooling Other Magicians
43
Barrie Richardson Fred Robinson
47
Bobby Bernard Fred Robinson (a very unusual man)
49
Patrick Page Fred Robinson
50
Fred Robinson The Riffle Pass
54
Fred Robinson The Undercover Riffle Pass
59
Fred Robinson, Edward Marlo, Dr. James William Elliott The Delayed Pass wrist turn
65
Fred Robinson Charlier Cut Swindle
70
Fred Robinson The Fred Robinson Bottom Deal from full grip
Variations 72
Fred Robinson Fred Robinson's Middle Deal from full grip
80
Roy Walton By the Centre
Inspired by 86
Fred Robinson Alternate Middles faro set-up
91
Fred Robinson Another Bottom Deal
95
Fred Robinson, Darwin Ortiz The Robinson Greek Bottom Deal described by Darwin Ortiz
100
Fred Robinson Second Deal from full grip
105
Fred Robinson Dealer Demonstration
Inspired by 107
R. Paul Wilson The Fred Robinson Deals additional discussion and variations of Robinson's Deals from the same chapter
108
R. Paul Wilson The Rear Lift subtlety on the take
112
R. Paul Wilson Cheating... fake bottom deal demonstration
112
Fred Robinson On the Perfect Faro Shuffle various tips
Also published here 114
Fred Robinson Fred Robinson Turnover Change
119
Fred Robinson Three Card Monte off-beat move
122
Fred Robinson Ultimate Force under-spread force
Related to 125
Fred Robinson Overhand Run Technique shuffling off two, three or four cards as a unit at each take
128
Fred Robinson On the Double Lift thumb count
130
Unknown Thumb Count
131
Fred Robinson, Dai Vernon Multiple Shift Hindu Shuffle
135
Fred Robinson Fred Robinson's Bottom Palm delayed
139
Fred Robinson Hit and Run Palm Technique bottom palm steal with top change type dynamics while right hand holds deck
140
Fred Robinson Fred Robinson's False Count e.g. five as four on the table
144
Fred Robinson In the Hands False Count
148
Fred Robinson The Addition Addition four for 4, based on Braue's move
149
Fred Robinson Fred on the Top Palm single card
150
Fred Robinson, Adrian Plate, Henry Hatton Clip Control clip steal to bottom, credit information
151
Fred Robinson Snap Colour Change
156
Fred Robinson Face Palm Colour Change
159
Fred Robinson Tabled Colour Change
164
Fred Robinson The Turnover Pass as a Colour Change
168
Fred Robinson The Rising Cards à la Fred using wooden box and thread gimmick, described by Patrick Page
172
Fred Robinson Boxed Rise stripper deck
175
Fred Robinson Hanky Rise plunger method
176
Fred Robinson The Little Wiggle pinky rise
177
Fred Robinson How to Win at Cards poker, rummy, bridge, set-up
182
Fred Robinson Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker) set-up
184
Fred Robinson Blackjack blackjack stack for heads-up game
186
Fred Robinson Fred Robinson's High Card Cut method with table-edge holdout
187
Fred Robinson, Dr. Jacob Daley Table-Edge Hold-Out held by thumb, steal via riffle shuffle, see also Daley's Notebooks Nr. 558
187
Fred Robinson The Card Across three cards across
194
Fred Robinson Vibrations including second method as deck switch in pocket
196
Fred Robinson Stab-it spectator stabs for selection with card which turns out to be selection
198
Fred Robinson Up the Sleeve card appears in performer's sleeve
199
Fred Robinson Moisture Steal with back of hand
199
Fred Robinson Up Both Sleeves two selections to performer's sleeves, double facer
201
Fred Robinson, Tony Faro Spectator Magician Plus spectator divines card's suit and value via Double-Deal Force, does OOTW and finds performer's thought-of card, marked deck
Inspired byAlso published here 202
Fred Robinson Behavioural Bluff five duplicates
204
Fred Robinson Fred on Out of This World
205
Fred Robinson Mind Reading one of six
206
Fred Robinson Switch Count
206
Fred Robinson Passing Thought
209
Fred Robinson Double Denial two wrong cards change into selections, top change routine
210
Fred Robinson Top Change with misdirection
210
Fred Robinson Fred on Dunbury
214
Fred Robinson Double Lift Drop Switch stealing card(s) on pack while apparently picking one up
214
Fred Robinson Dunbury Drop Switch Vanish
216
Fred Robinson Dunbury Again
217
Fred Robinson, Ed Eckl Computation small packet
Inspired by 219
Fred Robinson Make Believe aces and royal flush version of Six Card Repeat, poker presentation
221
Fred Robinson Card Catch card thrown and caught next to selection
222
Fred Robinson The Astrological Stop Trick rough smooth forcing pack
224
Fred Robinson Mind Reading at the Marlborough combining stacked and marked deck
226
Fred Robinson The Psychic Spectator two out of 52 success rate
228
Fred Robinson Ambitious Card - Snap, Crackle and Pop four phases
230
Fred Robinson Do as I Do
233
Fred Robinson Daley's Last Trick
235
Fred Robinson I Know gag prediction involving a cigarette
238
Fred Robinson Card Production cards are handed to performer behind vicitm's ear à la Paperballs over the Head
239
Fred Robinson The Coin Con bar bet
240
Fred Robinson, Trevor Lewis Nut & Bolt Trick nut in one hand, bolt in other hand, travel together srewed
241
Fred Robinson Coin in Tie coin vanishes when folded into tie
244
Dr. E. M. Roberts Sleeving Method very brief
246
Fred Robinson Coins in the Tie (for Magicians Only) additional ideas and gags
248
Fred Robinson Coin in Note coin disappears when folded into bill
250
Fred Robinson Something and Nothing coin vanishes and disappears twice, then disappears completely
253
Fred Robinson Deep Back Clip Handlings
254
Fred Robinson Drop-it: Blow-it coin tossed in outer breast pocket, complete vanish
Related to 257
Fred Robinson Change-it one coin tossed in outer breast pocket
259
Fred Robinson Shake-it coin tossed in outer breast pocket, using handkerchief, complete vanish
260
Fred Robinson Cat's Paw two coins vanish with sucker presentation, coin tossed in outer breast pocket, sleeve, complete vanish
262
Fred Robinson Rebound complete vanish
264
Fred Robinson Pick-up Vanish coin drops back into other hand
267
Fred Robinson The French Drop Swindle complete sucker vanish
271
Fred Robinson Blind Date divining date on borrowed coin
272
Fred Robinson Presentation for the Stack of Pence Trick
274
Fred Robinson Fred Robinson's C&R Rope
276
Fred Robinson Annabelle's Dye Tube
279
Fred Robinson Fred's Razor Blade Trick
283
Fred Robinson The Trick That Cannot Be Explained aka "Thimble-O"
284