1991
Written by David Harkey
Work of David Harkey
257 pages (Hardcover), published by Clandestine Productions
Illustrated with drawings by David Harkey
Language: English
91 entries
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David Harkey Acknowledgments
1
Jon Racherbaumer Foreword
5
David Harkey Bookworm title of chosen book divined, bookmark stuck into pages travels through pages
9
David Harkey The Goldfinger Trilogy finger ring through finger
  • The Goldfinger Principle
  • The Penetration
  • The Transposition
  • The Vanish-Appearance
Related to 13
David Harkey Body Language four coin production, invisible coin tossed up and slapped on hand, becomes visible, one by one
Also published here
  • Lecture Notes "Body Language", 1988
19
David Harkey Crystals glass ball is heated and blown into a test tube, salt poured in, changed into hourglass, changes back and salt is back in packet
23
David Harkey Transpasm card folded in quarters is placed on face-up card on deck, they visibly transpose
30
Looy Simonoff Flippant
30
David Harkey Ringing in the Duplicate from pocket with case
31
David Harkey Silver Sensation four coin production one by one
33
David Harkey Jumping Shuttle Pass
Also published here
  • Simplicities (Harkey notes published by Ben Harris)
34
David Harkey Silently Separating Two Finger-Palmed Coins
35
David Harkey State of the Art finger ring to glob of silly putty
36
David Harkey Sweet Talk visual
Related to 40
David Harkey Hot-Handed Principle a bit like Striking Vanish
Also published here
  • lecture notes "From the Depths", 1988
40
David Harkey Handiwork folded paper cut to make chain of figures connected by their hands, seems to have been mis-made but is restored
44
David Harkey Simply Divine divining rod symbol drawn on card case cellophane transfers to card, then from card to card down until it is on back of selection
48
David Harkey Writing without Writing holding a marker so it doesn't actually write
49
David Harkey Drop-Packet Force timing
49
David Harkey Color Change with Case case rubbed on card
51
Jerry Andrus Startling Color Change
52
David Harkey Power Emanations divining rod symbol drawn on card case cellophane transfers to card, then from card to card down until it is on back of selection, variation of previous trick with more writing on the cellophane
54
David Harkey Firebrand lighter transforms into match, with a false transfer for a lighter
56
David Harkey Pop Art drawn cannon on signed paper really blows off
  • Pop Art in Color (using chromatic brand writing pen)
Inspired by 59
David Harkey Animator stickman on back of cards draws an X which ends up on selection
64
David Harkey Over the Edge glass held at side and not from above, falls into glass from back clip
68
Unknown Back Clip getting a coin into back clip
68
David Harkey Blitz Psychology comment on the throw-up vanish
70
David Harkey Glass Spin flourish, spinning glass in hand between fingers
73
David Harkey Message in a Bottle label on one side of miniature bottle travels inside bottle, paddle move
76
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Budge! spectator cannot remove deck from case, but performer can, then same with half the deck and a single card
79
David Harkey Eye of the Needle needle is magically threaded under a handkerchief cover
82
David Harkey Pierced a woman's earring vanishes and reappears in hear ear
Also published here 88
David Harkey Hand Ditch Vanish dropping item into other hand, like lapping without lap
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David Harkey Under Fire selection ends up stapled into match book
91
David Harkey Ring Wraith
Inspired by 95
David Harkey Flashpoint flashy four-coin production, tabled
Inspired byVariations 99
David Harkey Pop Out Production tabled production under finger tip
Related to 99
David Harkey Deadlift Principle lifting the shell off a coin via natural moisture on finger tip
100
David Harkey Flashpoint II ungaffed version
Inspired by 106
David Harkey Put It on My Tab finger ring links onto tab of empty soda can, tearing tab off for more phases, tab is restored to can as finale
109
David Harkey Color Scheme black crayon splits into three different-colored crayons, then empty crayon box fills with crayons
117
David Harkey Whiplash
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David Harkey Whiplash Principle card under case on table, part sticking out, case flicked off the card, card secretly shoots inside case, see later in the routine as switch
121
David Harkey Jazz Band
130
David Harkey Dirty Pool black balloon blown up, nozzle torn off, changes into eight ball
Inspired by
  • "Dirty Pool" (David Harkey, Genii, Oct. 1988)
135
David Harkey Showdown performer catches paper streamers from party popper
139
David Harkey Stretch of the Imagination rubber band penetrates spectator's wrist while eyes are closed
141
David Harkey Universal Marking Principle duplicate writing on a rubber band to get a duplicate band
145
David Harkey Mirage oasis appears on drawing of desert scene
145
David Harkey Thunder and Lightning unknown card torn in half, one half put in performer's and one spectator's wallet, another card is chosen and signed, the torn halves turn out to be that signed selection
Also published here 149
David Harkey In a Jam spectator's key travels to door jamb
Also published here 155
David Harkey, Jay Sankey East Meets West pencil through bill, bill torn off pencil and restored, credit information
  • A Brief History
Related toAlso published here
  • "East Meets West" (David Harkey, Genii, Oct. 1988)
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David Harkey Spinner sticker put on card, deck spread around a can, imaginary spin the bottle game, card that the can points to is card with sticker
Inspired by
  • "Spin the Bottle" (David Harkey, Linking Ring, April 1987)
  • "Spin the Bottle" (David Harkey, Genii, Oct. 1988)
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David Harkey Silverstroke small purse, coin taken out, then full-sized pen, coin splits into two, then four
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David Harkey Satellite card floats above card case, ungaffed
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David Harkey IOU spectator's signature travels from one paper card to another with IOU note
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David Harkey Gold Rush finger ring threaded onto watch band, it penetrates watch and comes off the other side
Also published here 185
David Harkey Thumper deck vanishes except selection, it is found in case
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David Harkey Thumper Plus deck vanishes except selection, it is found in case
  • Thumper Plus Deck Switch
193
David Harkey Nonplused two decks placed into a single card case
195
David Harkey Le Ricochet four coins across one by one
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David Harkey The Ricochet Move using Malini/Kaps subtlety
  • Left Hand Only
  • Right Hand Only
  • Both Hands Together
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David Harkey Havana Gold golden cigar band changed into borrowed finger ring
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David Harkey Spotweld plastic straw in paper wrapper is spotwelt inside wrapper, fingerprints appear inside wrapper on straw
Also published here 203
David Harkey Blockbuster deck penetrates into card case, ungaffed, pass application
Related to 206
David Harkey Sunburst grid printed on business card, part of the design is twisted when seen through a ring, printing remains permanently twisted
209
David Harkey Euroaces using pass
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David Harkey Sitting Pretty man's finger ring put in ring box, woman's ring changes into man's ring, transposition
215
David Harkey Finger Ring Box Steal finger ring put in ring box and box closed
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David Harkey Splitting Pretty ring put in ring box vanishes and appears elsewhere
221
David Harkey Two to Tangle rubber band around match box penetrates to around inner drawer, then ends up linked with shell
222
David Harkey Persuasion with case
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Unknown Snap-Over Change
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Unknown Case Unload as case is opened
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David Harkey The Gathering four coins vanish and reappear in coin purse
  • Another Approach
236
David Harkey The Harkey Count
237
David Harkey Flyby Principle coin secretly dropped into other hand during gesture
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David Harkey Inside-Out Purse Load
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David Harkey Cave-Dweller Principle purse as utility hold-out
Related to
  • Linking Ring, Nov. 1988
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David Harkey Crib formula written on finger, it is smudged and than becomes clean writing again
243
David Harkey The Goldfinger Collection intro
Related to 245
David Harkey Heist pocketed ring appears on performer's finger while hand is covered with spectators's hands, Goldfinger principle
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David Harkey In the Grasp spectator feels finger ring penetrating the performer's finger, Goldfinger principle
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David Harkey Satin Finish finger ring penetrates from finger into small satin purse, Goldfinger principle
246
David Harkey Forget-Me-Not finger through string, Goldfinger principle
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David Harkey Rote writing appears on chosen finger, e.g. a prediction, Goldfinger principle
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David Harkey Pincer finger torn off to release ring and put back on, Goldfinger principle
Inspired by 250
David Harkey Goldfinger Tangents further ideas for Goldfinger principle, threading on a finger ring that is too small, jumping ring from finger to finger
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David Harkey Kicker shoe pulled off foot shrinks to baby shoe, using paper bag
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David Harkey Afterword
257
Data entered by Denis Behr.