114 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 La Baguette Magique (Issue 17) 8
Paul LePaul Aces Up!
Variations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 203
Bill Simon Elevator Cards ace, two, three, two phases
1952 Effective Card Magic 43
Bill Simon Additions to the Effect follow up to "A Touching Experiment" Elevator with four Aces
1952 Effective Card Magic 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 Effective Card Magic 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 Effective Card Magic 166
Al Leech Ace, Deuce, Trey
1953 Card Man Stuff 11
Edward Marlo, Dai Vernon Penetration Ace-Two-Three or all Aces penetrate pack one at a time
Variations 1953 The Cardician 46
Al Leech, Edward Marlo Again, The Elevator
1959 Cardmanship 22
Brian Glover Elevator Routine with extra card with buttons, thre cards
1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 390) 389
Edward Marlo Four as Three Laydown one-handed, elevator application
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 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 Magic Mafia Effects 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
  • “Three Up” (Howard Lyons, Ibidem, No. 9, p. 9)
1970 Secret Subtraction 10
Edward Marlo Another Elevator three cards
Related to 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 2
Paul Swinford Thoughts on the Elevator
1971 Lecture Notes 9
Jerry K. Hartman Tri-rise bottom cards of three piles each rise to the tops
1971 Odd Lifts 3
Jerry K. Hartman Twain Attraction two cards, one moved to top, other one jumps from middle to second from top
1971 Odd Lifts 19
Paul Swinford Thought on the Elevator
1972 Card Cavalcade 10
Mack Picknick Picnick's Aces aces to top
Variations 1972 Card Cavalcade 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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 11) 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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 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 Packet Magic 12
Jerry K. Hartman One Way or the Other Elevator plot with black Ace-Two-Three, black Four turns red
1972 Packet Magic 13
Jerry K. Hartman Pentetration Elevator plot with Ace-Two-Three-Four-Five, spectator decides final elevation
1972 Packet Magic 14
Frank Garcia, Edward Marlo Jackrobatics
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 36
Derek Dingle Dingle's Elevator
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 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 The Unexpected Card Book 178
Edward Marlo Elevator Aces
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 185
Paul Swinford Fifty-Fifty Aces either assembly or elevator routine depending on which aces spectator chooses (jukebox)
Related to 1974 Card Cavalcade II 61
Paul Swinford Simplified Elevator Aces
1974 Card Cavalcade II 73
Paul Swinford Advanced Elevator Aces
1974 Card Cavalcade II 75
Hank Wocjik Flourish Elevator
1974 Card Cavalcade II 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
1974 Super Dupes 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 Card Cavalcade 3 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 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 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 Cards and Cases 47
Edward Marlo The Choice Elevator several Choices are made by spectator
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 36
Nick Trost The Elevator Effect Four Jacks travel up, down in deck, also end with Jack face up in deck
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 20
Martin A. Nash Ups and Downs see p. 447 for additional crediting
1977 Any Second Now 213
Mark Weston Club Night Twins elevator cards and mates mix
Mar./Apr. 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 7&8) 378
Philip T. Goldstein Brimstone Elevator color change climax
Inspired byAlso published here 1977 Scattershot 7
Allan Ackerman Kabbala Elevators
Inspired by 1978 Here's My Card 15
Philip T. Goldstein Broken Elevator ace, two and three, image of the three is shattered as a kicker
1978 Notions 4
John F. Mendoza On The Elevator two handlings, with climax (either faces or backs transform)
Variations 1978 The Book of John 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 Exclusive Card Miracles 51
Daryl Martinez Elevator Repair
Related to 1980 Close-up Fantasies — Book II 97
Paul Harris Electric Aces Invisible Palm, Elevator, card through deck, card through spectator's hand
1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 15
Jack McMillen The Old Gambler elevator trick with three cards, last card through table
1981 Sleights & Swindles 4
Jerry Sadowitz One Two Three King
1982 Alternative Card Magic 18
Derek Dingle Elevator One
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 30
Derek Dingle Elevator Two slightly different effect
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 114
Unknown Ace - Two - Three
1982 Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards 39
David Britland High Rise Ace to Three, last card sandwiched between first two
1983 Deckade 4
Ian Land U.P: up
Inspired by 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26) 504
Jan Torell Pik 7, 8, 9 three cards
1984 Rund um den Zaubertisch 16
Stephen Tucker Out the Window Ace, Two and Three
1984 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 33) 635
Louis Falanga In Case of Fire double backer
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 70
David Britland Waltz Time "A 'packet elevator' with visions of grandeur"
ends with full deck phase
Inspired by 1985 Equinox 7
Justin Higham High-am Rise
Inspired by 1985 All Hands on Deck! 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. Francis Carlyle Lecture Notes 6
Bruce Cervon Devil's Elevator apparent second, third, fourth deals
1988 The Cervon File 232
Justin Higham One-Hand Elevator
1988 Utility Card Sleights 10
Bruce Cervon Floating Aces four aces one by one rise to top, then all at once, using Tilt
Variations 1990 Ultra Cervon 9
Wesley James ELEVaceOR
Inspired by
  • "No Lift Elevator" (Ed Marlo, Magic and Spells Quarterly, Vol. 1 No. 2, 1971)
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 50
Philip T. Goldstein Brimstone Elevator color change climax
Inspired byAlso published here 1990 Focus 41
Jon Racherbaumer, Nick Trost Elevating the Aces
1992 Card Finesse II 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 Don't Blink 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
  • "Circular de la S.E.I." 1955.
1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 4 14
Peter Duffie Rising Crime elevator sequence Ace through Four of Diamonds with robber patter, Kings appear as finale
Inspired by 1993 Applications 40
Doug Edwards Three-Quarter Time
Aug. 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 8) 2539
Edward Marlo, Roberto Giobbi The Acrobat Family variation of Marlo's Elevator Cards
1995 Card College — Volume 1 123
Tom Gagnon Escalating Aces
Inspired by 1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1034
Nick Trost Double Pinochle with an Elevator Finish
Inspired by
  • "Knock-Out Aces" (Ted Biet, Genii, June 1982)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 22
Nick Trost Elevator Cards - Trost Version Four Jumping Jacks with story
Inspired by
  • "Penetration" (Ed Marlo, The Sphinx, June 1948)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 169
Nick Trost The Olram Elevator
Variations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 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 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 171
Peter Duffie A Popular Misconception Elevator effect + Gemini Mates plot
1997 Effortless Card Magic 150
Roy Walton, Dai Vernon, Al Baker Ambitious 1-2-3-4
Related to 1998 Card College — Volume 3 568
Roberto Giobbi, Mack Picknick Picnick at the Summit four aces travel from different positions to the top of the deck
Inspired by 1998 Card College — Volume 3 773
Christian Scherer Einleitung - Vier-As-Trick aces in the center come to the top
1999 Abgezockt! 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 Card File Two 7
Masao Atsukawa エレベーターカード (1) (Elevator Card 1) Elevator plot with three cards
2001 カードの島 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 カードの島 34
Paul Cummins Movin' On Up three cards
2002 FASDIU II 44
David Acer New Millenium Ace Deuce Trey
Inspired by 2004 Random Acts of Magic 134
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson 1-2-3 Elevator Aces using Hamman's Flip-Flop Force
2004 Diamonds from Coal 139
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Elevator Mates mates found as climax, using Hamman's Flip-Flop Force
2004 Diamonds from Coal 140
Jack Carpenter Escalator Aces
2006 Pasteboard Palette 35
Jack Parker Hair Raiser Elevator with Ace, Two, Three, before they change into four Kings
2007 52 Memories 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 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 385
Tom Gagnon Technicolor Elevator odd-backed, using Gagnon Spread Control, split-back card
Inspired by
  • "Off Color Elevator" (Milt Kort & Ron Bauer, Off Color Card Tricks)
2011 Avant-Cards 104
Allan Ackerman, David Solomon, Peter Duffie The Never Ending Elevator using Ace to Four of Hearts and the four Kings, transformation kicker
Inspired by 2012 The Cardjurer 85
Steven Hamilton Uprising first Ace rises, then Ace and Two together, then Ace to Three
2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 61
Doug Edwards Elevator first only with three cards, then with entire deck
2013 Nukes 15
Bébel Cartes Ascenseurs (Elevator Card) Elevator using Un Échange Très Pratique, a selection ends up in performer's pocket as a kicker
2014 Transposition Asymétrique 10
Bébel Sauvés des Sables Mouvants distributed face up Aces come to the top
2014 Notes de Conférence 1 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 JawDroppers! 9
So Sato Elevator Action Aces lost into deck in piles come together in center
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 155
Edward Marlo, Frank Garcia Elevated Elevator
2016 Facsimile (Issue 5) 12
Michael Skinner Skinner's Elevator Double Lift flourishy double lift
2017 Preserving Mystery 118
Harapan Ong Jacob's Elevator Inversion climax
2018 Principia 50
Tom Gagnon Otis' Elevator elevator routine with Ace through Three using tabled ribbon spread techniques
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 286
Tom Gagnon Out of Order elevator routine with Ace through Three using tabled ribbon spread techniques
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 294