Written by Victor Farelli
Work of Victor Farelli
52 pages (Stapled), published by Edward Bagshawe & Co.
Illustrated with photographs
Language: English
32 entries
Cover photograph
Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
Edward Bagshawe Foreword
Victor Farelli For Artists Only Talks about culling, patter, misdirection, plot, selection of cards, building a programme, and building routines
Victor Farelli Five Points Some tips on card magic and how to study the book
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 shuffling
Related 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
Victor Farelli The "Lindahl" Method Culling and securing a required stock in the action of removing the four Aces
Related to
  • (Tom Osborne, The Sphinx, June 1932)
Victor Farelli Do As I Do Spectator and magician picks the same card in two decks
Related to 17
Victor Farelli An Alternative Conclusion Alternate ending to Do As I Do
Related to 19
Frank Lane "Glimpsing" Method to glimpse bottom card by extending arm
Victor Farelli Three Sevens Variation on 21 card trick, card ends up in magician's pocket, meant to catch knowledgeable spectators off-guard
Victor Farelli Variation Alternative handling to Three Sevens to get rid of side steal
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
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)
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
Victor Farelli Pencil and Pack Selected card appears next to magician's card in the pack in sympathy (uses pencil to choose card)
Victor Farelli The Push Force Insert pencil in deck to force card
Victor Farelli Almost in Confidence How should cards be handled while seated at the card table
Victor Farelli "Culling" at the Card Table Method to cull while seated at table
Victor Farelli Poker and Brag four Aces produced in "magic gambling" routine via dealing procedure
Inspired 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 hand
Variations 36
Victor Farelli "Poker Face" Royal Straight Flush dealt to performer
Victor Farelli The Mystic Eight four-of-a-kind location based on the mystical number eight
Variations 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 improvement in handling of A Strange Hallucination
Inspired byRelated to 43
Victor Farelli A Rapid Routine similar to "A Strange Hallucination" but with three cards instead of five, less dealing
Inspired 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)
Victor Farelli The Double Card Turn-over description of Victor's method of handling the double turnover with push-off
Related to 47
Victor Farelli First Variation ("Marking Off" with One Hand) one handed get ready
Victor Farelli Second Variation (The "Skin" Grip) using fingers to keep double square
Related to 49
Victor Farelli Third Variation (The "End" Overlap) letting the double land in-jogged
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
Data entered by Harapan Ong, February 2016.