2022
Written by David Ben
Work of Dai Vernon
120 pages (Paperback), published by Magicana
Illustrated with photographs and drawings
Language: English
112 entries
Cover photograph
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David Ben Dai Vernon: An Introduction
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David Ben Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic
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David Ben Constellations of Magic on schools of magic and Dai Vernon's influence
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David Ben Dai Vernon: The Professor
  • The Forties
  • The Fifties
  • America's Greatest Man of Magic
    • Vernon was Wonderful!
    • Au revoir, Dai Vernon
  • The Sixties
  • The Seventies
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Dai Vernon An Illustrated Resumé Lecture Notes by Dai Vernon from February 21, 1947, see following entries
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Dai Vernon Ball, Cone and Handkerchief
Also published here 61
Dai Vernon Ball Through Silk
Also published here 61
Dai Vernon A Chinese Classic
Also published here 63
Dai Vernon Han Ping Chien
Also published here 63
Dai Vernon Follow the Leader
Also published here 64
Dai Vernon Mind Reading secret reading after center tear
Also published here 65
Dai Vernon Expansion of Texture
Also published here 66
Dai Vernon Gemini Cards
Also published here 67
Ernest Shattock Vernon Lecture notes from Vernon's lecture on February 21, 1947, Boston, see following items
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Dai Vernon Three of a Kind three Twos alternated with indifferent cards, they come to top, 3&3, from private lecture notes by Ernest Shattock
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Dai Vernon Follow the Leader from private lecture notes by Ernest Shattock
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Dai Vernon Seven Card Monte card vanishes from packet and reappears on top of the deck, double facer, from private lecture notes by Ernest Shattock
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Dai Vernon Three Card Monte from private lecture notes by Ernest Shattock
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Dai Vernon False Count Move push-off count handling, from private lecture notes by Ernest Shattock
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Dai Vernon Nameless four cards chosen, spectator shuffles and takes out four cards which are shown as the selections, from private lecture notes by Ernest Shattock
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Dai Vernon Bottom Palm comment, Erdnase methods, from private lecture notes by Ernest Shattock
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Dai Vernon Mental Card Effect from private lecture notes by Ernest Shattock
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Dai Vernon Envelope Switch card apparently inserted into envelope, from private lecture notes by Ernest Shattock
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Dai Vernon Vernon Multiple Shift from private lecture notes by Ernest Shattock
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Dai Vernon Hofzinser Force from private lecture notes by Ernest Shattock
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Dai Vernon Interlocked Production from private lecture notes by Ernest Shattock
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Dai Vernon One Ahead Variation from private lecture notes by Ernest Shattock
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Dai Vernon Handkerchief Trick production from bill, with sixth finger gimmick, from private lecture notes by Ernest Shattock
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P. Howard Lyons Vernon Lecture notes from Vernon's lecture on December 29, 1952, Toronto
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Dai Vernon Peek Divination card peeked at, performer takes deck behind back and eventually divines card, glimpsing second face-up card, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Riffle Divination card put back in secretly reversed deck, card glimpsed during riffling as only face-up card, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Palming Subtleties what to do with the palming hand, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Flat Palm Replacement from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Collins Aces Tips from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Silk and Silver vanish, reproduction, gaffed idea with double silk and coin in between layers, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon New Theory Second Deal stop trick application, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Face-up Second Deal Control card shown and apparently dealt onto table one-handed, New Theory Second Deal, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Slow-Motion Classic Pass showing bottom, then lowering deck again and doing slow classic pass, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Pick-Up Classic Pass management of classic pass instantly after picking up deck after cut, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Chosen and Thought-of Card Location one card chosen out-of-hand (key card), other only thought of, both found from second deck, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Top Card Peek unclear description, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Cardini Reverse Fan Comment from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon On the Purse Palm from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Gali Gali Palm coin tossed from hand to hand before it vanishes, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Toss Out Switch from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Opening for Five Coins and a Glass from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Face-Up Ambitious Card Phase sucker elements, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Ace Trick Sucker Opening from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Misdirection for Charlier Pass from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon On Using a Bridge from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Count from the Bottom without right thumb but left fingers instead, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Three Card Monte routine, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Fluttering Finger Gesture while Palming from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon No-Switch Switch coins for stack, simply opening the other hand after some talking, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Three Spectators get Same Card sequence with second deal, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Deck Rightening when everything is reversed except top card, apparent accident of dropping a card, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon On Tricks in Which no Cards are Remembered from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Method for the McMillan Rising Card with handkerchief, top card moved down slowly, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon On the Houdini Color Change from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon On the Leipzig Card Stab from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon On the False Count from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon On Telegraphing and naturalness, top change example, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon On Passes comments on classic pass, one-hand pass, riffle pass, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Dai Vernon Applause Pose after five-card manipulation routine, applause gag, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
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Gene Matsuura Vernon Lecture notes from Vernon's lecture on March 27, 1976, Sacramento, see following entries
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Dai Vernon Opening Remarks importance of effect, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Cups & Balls routine, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
  • Cups Deeper on the Inside Than the Outside
  • Cup Through Cup
  • Spectator's Choice
  • All Balls Under Center Cup
  • Climax Ball Loading
  • General Comments
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Dai Vernon Coins and Champagne Glass from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Three-Ball Transposition from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Three Walnuts to Glass walnuts travel one by one from hand to under can-covered glass, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Silk Production from Dollar Bill with bill and sixth finger, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Color Changing Silk Routine with dye tube, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Salt Pour Paul Fox Gimmick, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Ramsay's Cylinder and Coins cylinder made from cardboard, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Coin Steal With Wand from left finger palm to right-hand thumb clip, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
Also published here 102
Dai Vernon, Max Malini Malini Color Change from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon, Nate Leipzig Leipzig Color Change from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Vernon's "Pick Off Pip" picking, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Hamman Card Trick (Vernon Version) from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
  • I. Tow Show Two Jacks And Two Queens
  • II. To Show Three Queens and One Jack
  • III. To Show Four Jacks
  • IV. To Show Four Aces
  • Clean-up
Inspired by 103
Dai Vernon Gemini Count Handling from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Twisting the Aces comment on pivot move, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Into and Out of a Move from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Palming tips, letting fingers flutter, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Replacing Palmed Cards finessed pick-up from table, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Slipping the Cut draw shift, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Erdnase One Hand Shift from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Card Changes comment on crossing hands, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
Related to
  • Elliott Card Change, Elliott's Last Legacy, p. 92
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Dai Vernon, Paul Fox Twenty Card Trick Move from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon, Dad Stevens Dad Steven's Cut Before Strip Out delayed strip-out, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Blind Shuffles (Erdnase) comments, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Erdnase Diagonal Palm Shift from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon, Henry Christ Henry Christ Spin Pass False Shuffle from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Vernon's Pinch Color Change only reference, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Removing Palmed Card from Pocket from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Gambler's Table Top Palm as right hand moves back towards deck, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Bottom Palms comments, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Bottom Deal comments, Charlie Miller's grip change, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Vernon Stud Second New Theory, card snapped face-up, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Erdnase Second Deal short comment, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon, Max Malini Malini Coin Vanish from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
  • Fake Dropping of Coin
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Dai Vernon, Nate Leipzig Leipzig's "What is Palming?" vanish and reproduction of coin, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Hand to Hand Card Transfer from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
  • Hand Washing Transfer ("This is not quite as explained in Expert Card Technique")
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Dai Vernon Elmsley Count five as five, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Double Lift on the value of a push-off, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Fan Spread Replacement from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Another Replacement from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Get ready little finger count or taking top card and replacing it, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Vernon's Son's Card Transposition Trick from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Coin Switch from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Vernon Linking Ring Routine with details on opening count, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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Dai Vernon Cards to Pocket from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
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David Ben Thunderstruck on Dai Vernon's classic routines
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Data entered by Denis Behr.