Written by Victor Farelli

Work of Victor Farelli

52 pages (Stapled), published by Edward Bagshawe & Co.

Language: English

(32 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Edward Bagshawe Foreword 6
Victor Farelli For Artists Only Talks about culling, patter, misdirection, plot, selection of cards, building a programme, and building routines 7
Victor Farelli Five Points Some tips on card magic and how to study the book 10
Victor Farelli "Culling" Talks about how culling should be done, mentions Louis Nikola and how he stacks his deck during the course of another routine, also mentions Erdnase's stock securing and cull shufflingRelated to 12
Victor Farelli Seventeen Down Selection appears at number foretold by magician. Effect allows magician to secretly cull the four Kings to the top for a later routine.Inspired by
  • (Al Baker, The Sphinx, 1932)
Victor Farelli Reversing the Bottom Card 15
Victor Farelli The "Lindahl" Method Culling and securing a required stock in the action of removing the four AcesRelated to
  • (Tom Osborne, The Sphinx, June 1932)
Victor Farelli Do As I Do Spectator and magician picks the same card in two decksRelated to 17
Victor Farelli An Alternative Conclusion Alternate ending to Do As I DoRelated to 19
Frank Lane "Glimpsing" Method to glimpse bottom card by extending arm 19
Victor Farelli Three Sevens Variation on 21 card trick, card ends up in magician's pocket, meant to catch knowledgeable spectators off-guard 20
Victor Farelli Variation Alternative handling to Three Sevens to get rid of side steal 21
Victor Farelli Arithmetical Magic Magician divines selected card by going through rest of deck. Then tries again with part of the deck but fails, with a surprise four of a kind production kicker ending 22
Victor Farelli El Naipe y la Corbata (name means The Card and Cravat in Cervantes) Deck wrapped in silk tie, allowed to drop, everything drops except selection is attached to end of silk tie (cravat) 24
Victor Farelli Lady Volunteer Assistants Short essay on how women in the audience should be treated, and why they should probably never be chosen to come on stage, or even pick a card 26
Victor Farelli Pencil and Pack Selected card appears next to magician's card in the pack in sympathy (uses pencil to choose card) 26
Victor Farelli The Push Force Insert pencil in deck to force card 28
Victor Farelli Almost in Confidence How should cards be handled while seated at the card table 32
Victor Farelli "Culling" at the Card Table Method to cull while seated at table 32
Victor Farelli Poker and Brag Four Aces produced in "magic gambling" routine via dealing procedureInspired by
  • "After the Four Ace Trick" (Billy O'Connor, The Magic Wand, June-Sept 1935)
Victor Farelli The Harrison Deal Royal Flush lands in magician's handVariations 36
Victor Farelli "Poker Face" Royal Straight Flush dealt to performer 37
Victor Farelli The Mystic Eight Four of a kind location based on the mystical number 8. 38
Victor Farelli Controlled Coincidence (impromptu method)
magician divines mental selection by using two cards - one denoting suit and one denoting value
Inspired by 40
Victor Farelli The Latest Method An improvement in handling of A Strange HallucinationInspired byRelated to 43
Victor Farelli A Rapid Routine Similar to "A Strange Hallucination" but with three cards instead of five, less dealingInspired byRelated to 44
Victor Farelli Loo Lung or The Chinese Coin Magician locates two cards by a lot of dealing and equivoque to eliminate piles, with a bit of gambling theme (Euchre and Loo Lung) 44
Victor Farelli The Double Card Turn-over Description of Victor's method of handling the double turnoverRelated to 47
Victor Farelli First Variation One handed get ready 49
Victor Farelli Second Variation Using fingers to keep double square 49
Victor Farelli Third Variation Let the double land injogged 50
Victor Farelli The "Conus" Method How to steal a card under another and lay both down as one card, not exactly a double lift or turnover 50