1956
Written by Jerry Andrus
Work of Jerry Andrus
191 pages (Paperback), published by Star Magic Co.
Illustrated with drawings by Jerry Andrus
Language: English
94 entries
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Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
Jerry Andrus Random Notes
  • On Illustrations and Angles
  • On Who Invented What
  • On Self-Confidence
  • On Practice
  • On a Display of Skill
  • On Trick Cards, Yes or No
  • On Too Many Sleights and Not Enough Tricks
  • On Take-a-Card Tricks
  • A Note on Materials
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Jerry Andrus Powdering a Deck in paper bag
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Unknown Chapter 1. Changes
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Jerry Andrus Thumb Slip Change double face-up on deck in out-jogged position, top card slid back with top towards performer
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Jerry Andrus Swivel Change push-in change with top card pivoted in perpendicular position
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Jerry Andrus A Swivel Change Extra one-handed fan with out-jogged double
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Jerry Andrus A Drop Change tip-over type switch to switch two cards with only the cards on top of deck and no packet in right hand
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Jerry Andrus A Flourish Used With a Double Lift card dragged along and through one-handed fan to affect change of card
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Jerry Andrus A Double Lift Change top card starts out-jogged and is dragged back over inner end for unload
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Fred Roner Roner Change as card is thumbed off deck
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Jerry Andrus Repeating Change card changes into three selections one by one, diminishing lift sequence
Related to
  • Diminishing Lift, Ed Marlo, Ibidem
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Jerry Andrus Packet Switch packet reversed and out-jogged in center of deck is switched, interlock
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Unknown Chapter 2. Reverses
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Jerry Andrus A Vanish and Reverse top card thumbed onto table secretly and deck immediately spread over it
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Jerry Andrus Table Reverse while turning deck over, with riffle shuffle variation
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Jerry Andrus Ribbon Reverse as tabled ribbon spread is gathered up and deck turned over
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Jerry Andrus Roll Reverse as tabled ribbon spread is turned over
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Jerry Andrus Surprise Reverse card chosen while fanning through deck, deck squared, selection shown reversed
Variations 42
Jerry Andrus Behind Fan Key Placement faced towards spectators
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Unknown Chapter 3. The Diagonal Jog
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Jerry Andrus The Diagonal Jog left first finger presses onto deck as card is pushed in for diagonal jog, with second method of holding the deck
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Jerry Andrus Delayed Center Steal
Variations 51
Jerry Andrus The Push Thru card pushed in at the front ends up in-jogged, with squaring on the table
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Jerry Andrus Up the Sleeve seated at table
Variations 55
Jerry Andrus The Clip Slip card from injog position into right hand clip between right fingers to top or bottom
  • Variation
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Jerry Andrus Thumb Peel Out in-jogged card extracted by edges at inner end, deck reversed over it, spread on table with card hidden underneath in perpendicular position
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Unknown Chapter 4. Palms
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Jerry Andrus Center Steal Palm directly when pushing card in
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Jerry Andrus A Side Steal Palm also with multiple cards, to full palm
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Jerry Andrus Ribbon Palm spread is pushed together and a card palmed, perpendicular
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Jerry Andrus Another Ribbon Palm perpendicular card under spread palmed
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Unknown Chapter 5. Miscellaneous Sleights
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Jerry Andrus A Utility Fan Move back card dragged to other side, faces towards spectators, reverse cull
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Jerry Andrus Effect A as a force
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Jerry Andrus Effect B as a switch
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Jerry Andrus Effect C fan add on
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Jerry Andrus Effect D vanished card reappears reversed next to another selection
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Jerry Andrus Double Lift with simple get-ready
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Jerry Andrus A Drop Jog dropping one half on the other, angled
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Jerry Andrus Thumb Jog in-jogging the top cards one-handed
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Unknown Half Pass
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Unknown Usage (of the half pass)
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Jerry Andrus As a Packet Switch half pass application, reversed cards in center of the deck a switched
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Jerry Andrus As a Substitute for the Pass half pass application
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Unknown Chapter 6. Shuffles and Cuts
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Jerry Andrus Faro Shuffle
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Jerry Andrus Comment
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Jerry Andrus The Square Shuffle cards shuffled in square layout, flourish, several "incomplete faro shuffle" connections
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Jerry Andrus A Spring Shuffle
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Jerry Andrus A Drunken False Shuffle false slop shuffle
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Jerry Andrus One Handed Flourish Cut with a fan
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Jerry Andrus One Hand Riffle Cut
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Jerry Andrus One Handed False Cut
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Unknown Chapter 7. Flourishes
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Jerry Andrus The Twirl card spins between fingers
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Jerry Andrus Fan Flip Over
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Jerry Andrus Surprise Turn Over top card flips over on card held in right hand
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Jerry Andrus Bounce Cut deck slapped on soft surface, top half bounces back, pass gag for magicians
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Jerry Andrus A Flourish for the Back Slip Force spectator pushed card into one-handed water fall cascade to select card
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Jerry Andrus Table Fan Flip fan configuration on soft surface used to flip over a card
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Jerry Andrus A Flourish Turn Over in the hands, rotates between opposite corners
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Jerry Andrus Walking Deck deck squeezed into beveled condition and moved across soft surface for flourishy effect
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Jerry Andrus Rolling Deck uncased deck is rolled on edge from one hand to the other on soft surface
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Jerry Andrus Calculating Deck one-handed springing action that is noisy, deck stays in hand
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Jerry Andrus Something to Fool With incomplete faro shuffled deck with one half perpendicular, dropped onto table, shuffled cards drop out and flip over one by one
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Jerry Andrus Double Fan Flourish double fan with outer half at an angle
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Jerry Andrus Contortionists Turn Over one-handed
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Jerry Andrus A Flourish Discovery incomplete faro shuffled deck with one half perpendicular, near table, cards from one half pivot down one by one until only selection is sticking out
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Jerry Andrus Monkey Business faro unweave spring flourish
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Jerry Andrus The Expanding Circle circle spread on table is enlarged to a bigger circle
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Jerry Andrus Ribbon Spreads with turnover and configurations with incompletely faro-shuffled cards
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Unknown Chapter 8. Routines and Miscellaneous Effects
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Jerry Andrus A Transparent Miracle card wrapped in transparent wax paper changes, lapping
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Jerry Andrus Thru a Handkerchief deck spread on tabled handkerchief, card penetrates to underneath it
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Jerry Andrus Disappearance from a Handkerchief lapping, card to pocket
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Jerry Andrus A Blank Deck Idea selection found, rest of deck shown blank, reverse fan and hiding pips with other card
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Jerry Andrus Deck Up the Sleeve
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Jerry Andrus A Folded Surprise long paper with message appears from between cards
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Jerry Andrus Rising Card card rises out at an angle, deck held with both hands
  • Additional Effect
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Jerry Andrus Shot Glass Production from Cards
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Jerry Andrus You Shouldn't Have Blinked
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Jerry Andrus A Reverse Shuffle
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Jerry Andrus Unweave Turnover
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Jerry Andrus Triple Change three indifferent cards change into three selections
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Jerry Andrus I O U letter I O U are made up of cards on the table
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Jerry Andrus Deck and Dollars repeat production of silver dollars from between two cards
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Jerry Andrus Recurring Card
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Jerry Andrus Cards and Cardboards two cards travel to under two cardboard pieces
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Jerry Andrus Color Changing Deck when riffling through deck it is shown mixed or all red, all black, fine incomplete faro condition
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Jerry Andrus The Arrow cards form arrow that points at selection
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Jerry Andrus Stack the Aces
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Jerry Andrus The Cards and Magazine three selections travel to under or in magazine
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Jerry Andrus Four Aces four Aces transpose with four indifferent cards, one-at-a-time repeat
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Jerry Andrus In Appreciation
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Data entered by Denis Behr.