146 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Penetration / Elevator / Deck
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Bert Allerton Pump Room Phantasy two Aces appear on top and bottom
Related to 1947
Stars of Magic (Vol. 3 No. 1)
39
Roger Perrin Les as... censeurs Aces on table travel up ands down in the deck, followed by german translation "Die wandernden Asse"
Oct. 1947 8
Sam Pavloff What's Up? Aces placed on the bottom of four packets, cards are moved and end up back on top, twelve extra Aces
Related to Dec. 1948 494
Paul LePaul Aces Up!
Variations 1949 203
Bill Simon Elevator Cards ace, two, three, two phases
1952 43
Bill Simon Additions to the Effect follow up to "A Touching Experiment" Elevator with four Aces
1952 64
Bill Simon Double Rise two cards placed on the table, half of the deck put on each, both rise to the top
Variations 1952 139
Bill Simon Deuces Wild black deuces rise to the top one by one, then they are used to pinch the red deuces out of the deck
1952 166
Al Leech Ace, Deuce, Trey
1953 11
Edward Marlo, Dai Vernon Penetration Ace-Two-Three or all Aces penetrate pack one at a time
Variations 1953 46
P. Howard Lyons Three Up Ace-Two-Three rise from middle of deck to top individually
Related toVariations Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
9
Edward Marlo Skipping Elevator with Ace through Four, two ahead
June 1957
Ibidem (Issue 10)
19
William P. Miesel 33 Up Ace-Two-Three rise from middle of deck to top individually
Inspired by Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
19
Al Leech, Edward Marlo Again, The Elevator
1959 22
Edward Marlo 1-2-3 Elevator Variation
Oct. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 27)
3
Edward Marlo Elevator Aces
Oct. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 27)
14
Brian Glover Elevator Routine with extra card with buttons, thre cards
May 1964
The New Phoenix (Issue 390)
389
Edward Marlo "Three Card Throw" Laydown four cards tabled as three, one-handed, top cards of packet buckled with first finger, elevator application
1968 27
Derek Dingle, John Mernard Ace - Two - Three - Four last card through table, duplicate
1969
The Cardiste (Issue 13)
7
Allan Ackerman, Edward Marlo, Dr. James Nuzzo Elevator Shaft Ace, Two and Three or all Aces penetrate pack one at a time
Inspired by 1970 4
Jerry K. Hartman Secret Subtraction – Variation 6 to rearrange order of packet, Elevator trick as example, Ace-Two-Three rise from middle of deck to top individually
Related to 1970 10
Ian Baxter Encore Elevators with Ace, Two and Three, transformation kicker into blank cards with message
1970 34
Milton Kort, Ron Bauer Off Color Elevators with odd-backed Ace to Three
Variations 1970 5
Edward Marlo Another Elevator three cards
Related to Jan. 1971
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 1)
2
Paul Swinford Thoughts on the Elevator
1971 9
Jerry K. Hartman Tri-rise bottom cards of three piles each rise to the tops
1971 3
Jerry K. Hartman Twain Attraction two cards, one moved to top, other one jumps from middle to second from top
1971 19
Paul Swinford Thought on the Elevator
1972 10
Mack Picknick Picnick's Aces Aces to top
Variations 1972 89
Roy Walton Ambitious 1-2-3-4 ambitious sequence with Ace through Four, one of them changes to selection, see p. 608 for comment by Walton, see p. 640 for get-into by Robin Robertson
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Sep. 1972 559
Ben Christopher Unlimited Elevator four Kings buried in deck, four queens one by one placed on top and attracting its King
  • Impromptu Method
Related toVariations Oct. 1972 567
Jerry K. Hartman Triple Lift Elevator Cards plot, spectator decides “top” or “bottom” for last one, “attempts to add a logical and consistent climax to the original Marlo premise”, see reference
Inspired by 1972 12
Jerry K. Hartman One Way or the Other Elevator plot with black Ace-Two-Three, black Four turns red
1972 13
Jerry K. Hartman Pentetration Elevator plot with Ace-Two-Three-Four-Five, spectator decides final elevation
1972 14
Dai Vernon Vernon's Ectoplasmic Aces No. 70, four Aces on table, deck placed onto one and it travels to top, repeated three more times, cryptic
Variations 1972 21
Frank Garcia, Edward Marlo Jackrobatics
1973 36
Derek Dingle Dingle's Elevator
1973 39
Derek Dingle Impromptu Elevator four Kings buried in deck, four queens one by one placed on top and attracting its King, see also p. 728 for comment by John Holland
Inspired byRelated to Mar. 1973 610
Jack Avis Impromptu Unlimited four Kings buried in deck, four queens one by one placed on top and attracting its King
Inspired by Sep. 1973 660
Francis Haxton Impromptu Unlimited four chosen card buried in deck, joker placed on top attracts the selections to top one by one
Inspired by Sep. 1973 660
Edward Marlo Fahrstuhlfahren ohne Doublieren
Inspired by
  • Ron Ferris routine
Also published here
  • Magic and Spells Quarterly
July 1973
Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 1)
12
Edward Marlo Is this the Elevator Going Up or Down or Somersaulting - and where is it going to stop combo
1974 178
Edward Marlo Elevator Aces
1974 185
Paul Swinford Fifty-Fifty Aces either assembly or elevator routine depending on which aces spectator chooses (jukebox)
Related to 1974 61
Paul Swinford Simplified Elevator Aces
1974 73
Paul Swinford Advanced Elevator Aces
1974 75
Hank Wocjik Flourish Elevator
1974 181
Jerry K. Hartman To Each His Own one by one the Aces locate the Kings by attracting them, one on bottom of deck, one on top, one in middle and last one in an envelope
Variations 1974 12
Roy Walton Ambitious 1-2-3-4 ambitious sequence with Ace through Four, one of them changes to selection
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1975 45
William Zavis Kings Over Queens queens arrive at the top one by one, attracted by the kings with the same suit, second phase the kings appear one by one on top face up
Related to Feb. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 6)
73
William Zavis Kings Over Queens - Method II
Related to Mar. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 7)
80
Francis Carlyle The Two Black Aces black aces on top and bottom are placed in center and come back to initial position
Related to 1975 1
Henry Bihari, Jerry Mentzer Comedy Elevator Aces with three gag cards with messages/pictures on them, rattle bar, battery powered buzzer, four duplicate Aces, tiny screwdriver
1975 47
Edward Marlo The Choice Elevator several Choices are made by spectator
1976 36
Nick Trost The Elevator Effect Four Jacks travel up, down in deck, also end with Jack face up in deck
1976 20
Martin A. Nash Ups and Downs see p. 447 for additional crediting
1977 213
Mark Weston Club Night Twins elevator cards and mates mix
Mar./Apr. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 7&8)
378
José de la Torre The Three Diamonds and the Queen Ace, Two and Three of Diamonds find a Queen and King, story presentation
  • With Jumbo Cards
1977 27
Allan Ackerman Kabbala Elevators
Inspired by 1978 15
Philip T. Goldstein Broken Elevator ace, two and three, image of the three is shattered as a kicker
1978 4
John F. Mendoza On The Elevator two handlings, with climax (either faces or backs transform)
Variations 1978 49
Larry Jennings A Reverse Elevator Aces turn over in pack, then elevator phase
1980
Arcane (Issue 1)
1
Frank Garcia The Elevator Card Classic
1980 51
Daryl Martinez Elevator Repair
Related toVariations 1980 97
Paul Harris Electric Aces Invisible Palm, Elevator, card through deck, card through spectator's hand
1981 15
Jack McMillen The Old Gambler elevator trick with three cards, last card through table
1981 4
Jerry Sadowitz One Two Three King
1982 18
Derek Dingle Elevator One
1982 30
Derek Dingle Elevator Two slightly different effect
1982 114
Ace - Two - Three
1982 39
David Britland High Rise Ace to Three, last card sandwiched between first two
1983 4
Ian Land U.P: up
Inspired by June 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26)
504
Jan Torell Pik 7, 8, 9 three cards
1984 16
Stephen Tucker Out the Window Ace, Two and Three
Jan. 1984
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 33)
635
Louis Falanga In Case of Fire double backer
1985 70
David Britland Waltz Time "A 'packet elevator' with visions of grandeur"
ends with full deck phase
Inspired by 1985 7
Justin Higham High-am Rise
Inspired byRelated to 1985 3
Henry Christ, Francis Carlyle Henry Christ's Pressure Trick top and bottom card are placed in the deck and travel back to their initial position
Related to 1985 ca. 6
Justin Higham One-Hand Elevator
1988 10
René Lavand The Story of Victorio de Pardu four cards change into Aces followed by Jacob's Ladder
Inspired by
  • Dr. Daley's "Jacob's Ladder" in "The Sphinx" September 1951
Related toAlso published here
1988 48
Roy Walton Ambitious 1-2-3-4 ambitious sequence with Ace through Four, one of them changes to selection
Also published here 1988 44
Bruce Cervon Floating Aces four aces one by one rise to top, then all at once, using Tilt
Variations 1990 9
Wesley James ELEVaceOR
Inspired by
  • "No Lift Elevator" (Ed Marlo, Magic and Spells Quarterly, Vol. 1 No. 2, 1971)
1990 50
René Lavand Swing with a Sonnet Elevator multiple phases ends with bridge deal
Inspired by
  • Dr. Daley's "Jacob's Ladder" in "The Sphinx" September 1951
Also published here
1991 49
Jerry K. Hartman Ups & Downs with Ace, Two and Three, spectator can chose if last card should end up on top or on bottom
1991 294
Jerry K. Hartman Upsadoozy with Ace to Five, spectator can chose if last card should end up on top or on bottom
1991 297
Jon Racherbaumer, Nick Trost Elevating the Aces
1992 250
James Swain, Bill Malone Elevator Aces spectator selects four cards which turn out to be the Aces, cards are buried but appear on top
Inspired by 1992 81
Arturo de Ascanio Los Dados mandan y las Cartas obedecen routine with cards and dice, four parts, elevator, Bill Simon routines and selection is found
Inspired byAlso published here 1992 14
Justin Higham Tech-Notes on "High-am Rise"
Related to May 1992
Tech-Notes (Issue 3)
22
Peter Duffie Rising Crime elevator sequence Ace through Four of Diamonds with robber patter, Kings appear as finale
Inspired by 1993 40
René Lavand The Story of Victorio de Pardú four cards change into Aces followed by Jacob's Ladder
Inspired by
  • Dr. Daley's "Jacob's Ladder" in "The Sphinx" September 1951
Also published here
1993 74
René Lavand Ace, Two, Three, Four three phases
Inspired by
  • Dr. Daley's "Jacob's Ladder" in "The Sphinx" September 1951
Also published here
1993 100
Vicente Canuto Ases Ascensor four Aces elevator
1993 140
Edward Marlo, Roberto Giobbi The Acrobat Family variation of Marlo's Elevator Cards
1995 123
Doug Edwards Three-Quarter Time
Aug. 1995
Apocalypse (Vol. 18 No. 8)
2539
Tom Gagnon Escalating Aces
Inspired by 1995 1034
Nick Trost Double Pinochle with an Elevator Finish
Inspired by
  • "Knock-Out Aces" (Ted Biet, Genii, June 1982)
1997 22
Nick Trost Elevator Cards - Trost Version Four Jumping Jacks with story
Inspired by
  • "Penetration" (Ed Marlo, The Sphinx, June 1948)
1997 169
Nick Trost The Olram Elevator
Variations 1997 170
Jack Watson Jack Watson's variations Two variations in handling of Nick Trost's The Olram Elevator, first appeared in The New Tops, December 1979
Inspired by 1997 171
Peter Duffie A Popular Misconception Elevator effect + Gemini Mates plot
1997 150
Roy Walton, Dai Vernon, Al Baker Ambitious 1-2-3-4
Related to 1998 568
Roberto Giobbi, Mack Picknick Picnick at the Summit four aces travel from different positions to the top of the deck
Inspired by 1998 773
René Lavand Ace, Two, Three, Four (A Light Diversion and Transition) several phases
Inspired by
  • Dr. Daley's "Jacob's Ladder" in "The Sphinx" September 1951
Related to
1998 80
Christian Scherer Einleitung - Vier-As-Trick aces in the center come to the top
1999 9
Woody Landers Triple Acrobatics three cards turn over in deck one by one, last one first wrong than changes into right one
Also published here
  • "The 24 Hour Happy Hour Magician" (Woody Landers lecture notes)
2000 7
Michael Skinner Skinner's Elevator Double Lift flourishy double lift
Also published here Nov. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 11)
26
Michael DeMarco They Called Themselves The Kings transformation kicker
Inspired by Mar. 2000
Onyx (Issue 10)
18
Masao Atsukawa エレベーターカード (1) (Elevator Card 1) Elevator plot with three cards
2001 33
Masao Atsukawa エレベーターカード (2) (Elevator Card 2) Elevator plot with Ace Two Three
Inspired by 2001 34
Wesley James 1-2-3 Rise
Inspired by
  • "1-2-3-4" (David Solomon, Secret Session 3 video)
Variations
July/Aug. 2001
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 2)
12
Wesley James 1-2-3-4 Rise
Inspired by Sep./Oct. 2001
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 3)
20
Paul Cummins Movin' On Up three cards
2002 44
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson 1-2-3 Elevator Aces using Hamman's Flip-Flop Force
Also published here May 2002
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 11)
19
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Elevator Mates mates found as climax, using Hamman's Flip-Flop Force
Also published here May 2002
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 11)
20
David Acer New Millenium Ace Deuce Trey
Inspired by 2004 134
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson 1-2-3 Elevator Aces using Hamman's Flip-Flop Force
Also published here 2004 139
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Elevator Mates mates found as climax, using Hamman's Flip-Flop Force
Also published here 2004 140
Jack Carpenter Escalator Aces
2006 35
Peter Duffie Centrifugal Elevator using center double lifts
2006 42
Jack Parker Hair Raiser Elevator with Ace, Two, Three, before they change into four Kings
2007 57
Dr. Jacob Daley Jacob's Ladder
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, September 1951
2007
Prolix (Issue 3)
151
Karl Fulves Rise In Value "Unexplained"
elevator variation with four quarters, posed as a problem
2007
Prolix (Issue 3)
181
Nick Trost Four Jacks Deal and Elevator Finish
2009 385
Tom Gagnon Technicolor Elevator odd-backed, using Gagnon Spread Control, split-back card
Inspired byVariations 2011 104
Gordon Bean Duplex Addition elevator effect using Ace through Four of Clubs, last card penetrates whole deck
Inspired by 2011 55
Steven Hamilton Uprising first Ace rises, then Ace and Two together, then Ace to Three
Variations 2013 61
Doug Edwards Elevator first only with three cards, then with entire deck
2013 15
Bébel Cartes Ascenseurs (Elevator Card) Elevator using Un Échange Très Pratique, a selection ends up in performer's pocket as a kicker
2014 10
Bébel Sauvés des Sables Mouvants distributed face up Aces come to the top
2014 11
Harry Lorayne Progressive Elevator, Plus four Aces, one put in center comes to top, then two, then three, then four, optional selected card or Royal Flush kicker
Also published here
  • "The Classic Collection - Vol. 1" (2005)
2015 9
So Sato Elevator Action Aces lost into deck in piles come together in center
2016 155
Edward Marlo, Frank Garcia Elevated Elevator
2016
Facsimile (Issue 5)
12
Dr. Jacob Daley Jacob's Ladder
VariationsAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 50 No. 5, Sep. 1951
Mar. 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 3)
67
Michael Skinner Skinner's Elevator Double Lift flourishy double lift
Also published here 2017 118
Harapan Ong Jacob's Elevator Inversion climax
2018 50
Tom Gagnon Otis' Elevator elevator routine with Ace through Three using tabled ribbon spread techniques
2019 286
Tom Gagnon Out of Order elevator routine with Ace through Three using tabled ribbon spread techniques
2019 294
Arturo de Ascanio, Jesús Etcheverry The dice command … and the cards obey. [Four "miracles" in one] routine with cards and dice, four parts, elevator, Bill Simon routines and selection is found
Inspired byAlso published here 2020 190
Dai Vernon, Dominic Twose Ectoplasmic Aces four Kings on table, deck placed onto one and it travels to top, repeated three more times
Inspired byAlso published here May 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 5)
62
Dai Vernon, Roberto Giobbi Dai Vernon's "Ectoplasmic Aces" four Kings on table, deck placed onto one and it travels to top, repeated three more times
Inspired by 2021 17
White (陈怀宇), Bob (张熙禹) Naughty Collector (调皮的收集者) Collectors combined with Elevator Plot (Robbers)
2022 35
Steven Hamilton Re-Uprising first Ace rises, then Ace and Two together, then Ace to Three
Inspired by 2022 123
Tom Gagnon Technicolor Elevator Revisited odd-backed, using Gagnon Spread Control, one deck corner-shorted
Inspired by 2022 176
Dominic Twose, Dai Vernon Vernon's Ectoplasmic Aces four Kings on table, deck placed onto one and it travels to top, repeated three more times
Inspired byAlso published here 2024 44