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Jack Chanin The 3 Shell Game general comments
1934 i
Jack Chanin The Author Speaks
1934 ii
Jack Chanin Fundamentals on the basic steal
1934 1
Jack Chanin You Hold It! A Fooler for the Wise stealing pea while spectator holds finger on it
Also published here 1934 2
Jack Chanin Over the Top! bluff sequence
Related toAlso published here 1934 3
Jack Chanin Back Hand Kick stealing pea with the hand palm up, pushing shell forward
Also published here 1934 4
Jack Chanin Open Hand Shift all shells between fingers of one hand, pea is stolen out, grip transfer
Also published here 1934 5
Jack Chanin The Finger Slide stealing pea while shell is held by spectator, pushing it with one finger, grip transfers
Also published here 1934 6
Tom Osborne The Take-Away (Method A) showing shell empty, pea hidden underneath fingers. similar to Chanin's move
Related to 1938 17
Tom Osborne The Double Decker bluff sequence
Related to 1938 21
Jack Chanin Gaglets handling for folded bill that turns upside down
Nov. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 23)
96
Jack Chanin Gone! in breastpocket
1945 160
Jack Chanin Vanishing Salt Trick salt vanishes from hand and appears in handkerchief, tube
1945 197
James G. Thompson Jr. Biographical Sketches of Contributors
  • Theo. Annemann
  • Charles Arbuthnot
  • George E. Arrowsmith
  • Roger Barkann
  • Sylvan Barnet
  • Joseph L. Barnett
  • Raymond L. Beebe
  • Eugene Bernstein
  • J. B. Bobo
  • John N. Booth
  • Tom Bowyer
  • Vynn Boyar
  • Joan Brandon
  • Fred Braue
  • John Braun
  • Lu Brent
  • R. C. Buff
  • Clyde F. Cairy
  • Loring Campbell
  • Jack Chanin
  • Frank Chapman
  • Forest V. Chesbro
  • Milbourne Christopher
  • Eddie Clever
  • Stanley Collins
  • Mystic Craig
  • Thomas J. Crawford
  • John J. Crimmins, JR.
  • Paul J. Curry
  • Del Monte
  • Harry Dobrin
  • Ronald B. Edwards
  • Bruce Elliot
  • Professor El-Tab
  • Dr. E. G. Ervin
  • Dr. Henry Ridgely Evans
  • Val Evans
  • "Hen" Fetsch
  • Thomas B. Fitzgerald
  • Dariel Fitzkee
  • Sid Fleischman
  • Joseph Harman Fries
  • Martin Gardner
  • Teral Garrett
  • Walter B. Gibson
  • Arnold L. Grubin
  • Nelson C. Hahne
  • Hathaway
  • Royal V. Heath
  • Charles H. Hopkins
  • Jean Hugard
  • Mark Jacobs
  • R. M. Jamison
  • F. H. Jeudevine
  • Maurice Kains
  • George G. Kaplan
  • George Karger
  • Joseph A. Karson
  • Wilbur Kattner
  • Gerald Lynton Kaufman
  • Howard B. Kayton, M.D.
  • The Great Kolar
  • Gerald Kosky
  • Abril Lamarque
  • William W. Larsen
  • Sid Lorraine
  • Art Lyle
  • L. Vosburgh Lyons
  • Richard F. Madden
  • Greer Marechal, JR.
  • George McAthy
  • William H. McCaffrey
  • Jack McMillen
  • Harry Mendoza
  • Orville Meyer
  • John W. Mifflin
  • Chester Morris
  • Paul Morris
  • Frederick Mosteller
  • Robert A. Nelson
  • C. A. George Newmann
  • Grady S. Nicholson
  • Dr. Cecil E. Nixon
  • Charles Walter Nyquist
  • Dell O'Dell
  • Tom Osborne
  • George Harrison Pittman
  • Julien J. Proskauer
  • Clayton Rawson
  • Ralph W. Read
  • Dolf Rudin
  • Herb Rungie
  • Ned Rutledge
  • James J. Sanders
  • Lucille Pierce Saxon
  • Sigmar - The Magician
  • Jerry Sorensen
  • Willard S. Smith
  • George Starke
  • Dr. Raymond V. Stone, SR. (RAMO)
  • Harlan Tarbell
  • DR. Franklin Taylor
  • J. G. Thompson, JR.
  • Jack F. Trebel
  • M. Van Reese
  • Jack Vosburgh
  • Audley Valentine Walsh
  • Peter Warlock
  • Herman L. Weber
  • Bob Weill
  • William H. Wilson
  • Tommy Windsor
  • Howard H. Wise
  • Ed. Wolff
  • Michael F. Zens
1945 347
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Jack Chanin, Al Wheatley, Bert Allerton, Frank Taylor
Dec. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 140)
564
Jack Chanin The Lopeared Rabbit tearing rabbit from paper
Nov. 1947 366
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Al Baker, Frank Garcia, Lou Tannen, Greer Marechal, Roger Barkann, L. Vosburgh Lyons, C. L. Boarde, Roy Benson, Dariel Fitzkee, Milbourne Chrisstopher, Jack Chanin
Apr. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 148)
596
John J. Crimmins Jr. (reviewer) Sleeve Magic by Jack Chanin May 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 12)
424
Jack Chanin T.V. Production
1949 33
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Jack Chanin, Bill Simon, Milbourne Christopher, Bob Hummer, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Robert Harbin
Related to Dec. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 193)
773
John J. Crimmins Jr. (reviewer) "Hello Sucker" by Jack Chanin May 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 12)
544
Jack Chanin Dedication to Paul Rosini
1949 3
Jack Chanin Dear Paul letter to Paul Rosini, sort of introduction to the manuscript
1949 5
Paul Rosini Dear Jack letter to Jack Chanin
1949 7
Jack Chanin The Author Speaks
1949 8
Jack Chanin Point on Shells on what shells to use, Chanin Shells
1949 12
Jack Chanin The Correct Pea on what material to use for the pea
1949 14
Jack Chanin How to Make a Pea how to cut it from foam
1949 15
Jack Chanin The Size of the Pea
1949 15
Jack Chanin Working Surface for the shell game, different possibilities
1949 17
Jack Chanin, Paul Rosini The 3 Shell Game - Basically Importan on misdirection
1949 18
Jack Chanin Fundamental - Master Move basic steal
1949 19
Jack Chanin, Paul Rosini Red, White & Blue using different colored shells
1949 24
Jack Chanin You Hold It stealing pea while spectator holds finger on it
Also published here 1949 25
Jack Chanin Over the Top! bluff sequence
Also published here 1949 28
Jack Chanin, Paul Rosini Double Pea using two peas
1949 30
Jack Chanin Back Hand Trick stealing pea with the hand palm up, pushing shell forward
Also published here 1949 31
Jack Chanin Variation - Under the Fingernail showing shell empty, when people sit in front
1949 34
Jack Chanin Which One, Bub? one handed steal, showing both sides of hand
1949 36
Jack Chanin Open Hand Shift Routine all shells between fingers of one hand, pea is stolen out, grip transfer
Also published here 1949 39
Jack Chanin Variation... Sucker Move all shells between fingers of one hand, pea is stolen out
1949 39
Jack Chanin One Here, One Here, and One Here (Triple Pea) pea is shown under every shell using repeated basic move
1949 44
Jack Chanin Look Folks, No Hands steal using handkerchief, pushing all shells forward
1949 45
Jack Chanin Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo steal using a playing card
1949 48
Jack Chanin, Paul Rosini Monte Carlo (What are the odds?) using stage money to play with audience members, numbering shells
1949 54
Jack Chanin The Finger Slide Routine stealing pea while shell is held by spectator, pushing it with one finger, grip transfers
Also published here 1949 55
Jack Chanin Lay-Out table lay-out for the shell game
1949 58
Jack Chanin He's Just Too Sloow sucker element, spectator see palmed pea
1949 60
Jack Chanin Stick-Em using a magnetic pea, magnet in matchbox
1949 61
Jack Chanin Variations using a magnetic pea and magnet
1949 63
Jack Chanin Chanin's Favorite Master Move showing shell empty, pea hidden underneath fingers
Related to 1949 64
Jack Chanin How to Dress and Present the Shell Game what to wear and how to present the 3 shell game
  • Finale
1949 68
Jack Chanin How to Take Care of the Smart Aleck, etc.
1949 73
Jack Chanin, Paul Rosini Epilog no title
1949 75
Jack Chanin For Sale products for the 3 Shell Game
1949 78
Jack Chanin From the Private Files of Chanin paper napkin bursts into flame and restores again, three variations
Jan. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 194)
774
Jack Chanin Paddled with paddle, rubberband and coins
Jan. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 194)
775
Jack Chanin Jap Jape cigarette and two drawer boxes, bill to cigarette finale
Jan. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 194)
776
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jack Chanin, Dai Vernon, Clayton Rawson, George Karger, Wally Dean
Jan. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 194)
777
Jack Chanin, John McArdle, John Weiss, Al Flosso The Spelling Bee No. 65, Packet of Ace to King, if spell correctly you get the card, if incorrect spelling you get indifferent card
Related to 1950 118
John J. Crimmins Jr. (reviewer) U-Can-Do Card Act by Jack Chanin June 1950 672
John J. Crimmins Jr. (reviewer) Katch-O-Kard by Jack Chanin June 1950 672
Paul Rosini The One-Armed Magician card peeked at, hand with deck instantly put behind back, performer names card and it is shown reversed, performer one-handed, intro and description by Jack Chanin
1950 35
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Martin Gardner, Gershon Legman, John Thursday, Harry Opel, Jack Chanin
Dec. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 244)
977
Jack Chanin One to Six
1952 93
Jack Chanin Routine with an Okito Box and a Silk four coins vanish
1952 223
Jack Chanin Folded sound is made shortly before paper is torn
Jan. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 247)
988
Jack Chanin A Vanish routine with tube
1952 59
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Ricky Dunn, Bill Gresham, Don Alan, Chic Schoke,George Jason, Jack Chanin Frank Jogglar
Mar. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 277)
1109
Jack Chanin Billiard Ball Sequence quick vanish and production of three balls
1953 133
Jack Chanin Sucker Coin Go sucker paper coin fold
May 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 308)
30
Jay Marshall The Birdcage on Kirk Stiles, Audley Walsh, Carl Ballantine, Art Lyle, John Paul, Jack Chanin, Cliff Green, IBM Convention in Louisville, Vic Torsberg, Jimmy Lake, Francis Ireland, Business Cards
July 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 311)
48
Al Koran "Hanky Panky" Routine borrowed handkerchief is burned and restored, then coins and a filled wine glass appear
  • 1. Penetration of the handkerchief by the pencil
  • 2. Burnt and restored handkerchief
  • 3. Cut and restored handkerchief (Jack Chanin)
  • 4. Continuous production of coins from the handkerchief (Jack Chanin)
  • 5. Production of a cigarette and lighter from the handkerchief
  • 6. Production of a glass of wine from the handkerchief (Jardine Ellis)
Also published here 1954 154
Jack Chanin Card on the Line indifferent card attached to ribbon with needle, it changes into selection
1954 207
Jack Chanin Cigarette Routine four cigarettes appear and vanish, cigar finale
1954/27 343
Charles T. Jordan Spelling the Spades Packet of Ace to King of Spades, spell Ace to King one after another, originally titled The Improved Chevalier Card Trick
Related to 1956 23
Jack Chanin Coins from Silk TV production
1966 378
Jack Chanin Rip-o coin torn through borrowed handkerchief
1966 407
Jack Chanin Dollar to Dollar dollar coin cleanly transforms into dollar bill
1966 416
Karl Fulves Babel Jack Gwynne died, Richard Himber newspaper clipping, Tarbell #7 supposed to be written by Oscar Weigle, Jack Chanin anecdote
Jan. 1970 312
Jack Chanin TV Surprise coins and other things appear from silk
Variations 1972 167
Jack Chanin, Dr. Jacob Daley Chanin's Method Using Bottom Crimp No. 401, Charlier Pass to crimp, pressure on deck to hide crimp
1972 109
Karl Fulves, Jack Chanin Rise & Fall ribbon attached to card, wrong card, when pulled right card rises up, for credit information see "Skeleton Crew" reference
Related to 1973 15
Jack Chanin Gee Whiz - It's Spiked cigarette from hand to hand, then changes into railroad spike
1973 41
Jack Chanin Money Mastery borrowed bill, restoration in spectator's hand
1973 141
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on an article in TOPS by George Johnstone, Jack Chanin
1973
Magick (Issue 68)
340
Jack Chanin True or False
Also published here 1974 99
Karl Fulves Babel Sid Lorraine, machine-produced music, Lu Brent, Jack Chanin, IBM lecture on the magazine, Spellbinder, Slydini lecture
Jan. 1975 834
Philip Reed Willmarth Chapter One: Simple Penetrations ring and rope moves without knots, short history, Liko Pang, Fitch Cheney, Jack Chanin & Stewart James
1975 2
Jack Chanin Chanin's Linked On ring through middle of rope, with variation by Dick Jarrow
Related to 1975 3
, Juan Tamariz Billete Roto y Recompuesto corner from bill torn and restored, classic Jack Chanin method and sleight variation
1975 116
Karrell Fox Silkard Production Jack Chanin's T.V. Production with cards
1976 151
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on Paul Daniels, Jay Marshall, Jack Chanin, Goodliffe, Martin Breese
Dec. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4)
507
Jack Chanin True or False
Also published here 1977 38
Jack Chanin Teñido Lento Variante 4.a silk with knot changes color
1977 50
Jack Chanin TV Surprise Production
1978 29
Jack Chanin The Disposal of the Gimmick sleeving the dye tube gaff
Related to
  • The Jaysee Color Change (Jack Chanin booklet)
Also published here
1980 71
Jack Chanin The Loading of the Gimmick into the Hand Prior tot eh Colour Change Taking Place adding dye tube gaff from sleeve
Related to
  • The Jaysee Color Change (Jack Chanin booklet)
Also published here
1980 72
Jack Chanin The Chanin Application
Also published here 1980 72
Jack Chanin Finger-Bandage Gag "finger comes off" gag
Sep. 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 9)
681
Jon Brunelle Jon Brunelle Tips! climax for Jack Chanin's TV production, squeeze purse to hold coins for final load
Also published here
  • One Man Parade, Linking Ring, 1982
1984 (ca.) 3
Tony Slydini, Jack Chanin Rip-It Redux
Autumn 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33)
326
Danny Korem Tactile Healer inspired by Jack Chanin's "Rip-It"
1985 115
Dom Cervas Phase Eins ring penetrates middle of rope, move
Related toAlso published here
  • Dom Cervas' "Close-Up Ring Penetration" in "Genii" Vol. 36, Nr. 11. 1972. P. 489.
1985 3
Jack Chanin Rabbit Ears No. 42, rabbit fold with flapping ears
1985 77
Jack Chanin Impromptu Miniature Ring & Coil ring & spring
May 1986
Apocalypse (Vol. 9 No. 5)
1210
Fred Kaps Palming Coins on palming and a false transfer (Jack Chanin Drop Vanish)
1986 11
Jack Chanin Jack Chanin's Favorite coin production with handkerchief
Also published here
  • "Handle With Gloves" (1941)
1988
The Chronicles (Issue 33)
1393
David Williamson He Who Spelt It, Dealt It spectator succeeds whereas magician fails
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1989 54
Jack Chanin Die Färberöhren-Ablage sleeving the dye tube gaff
Related to
  • The Jaysee Color Change (Jack Chanin booklet)
Also published here
Oct. 1990
Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 4 & 5)
186
Jack Chanin Die Färberöhren-Aufnahme vor der Tuchfärbung adding dye tube gaff from sleeve
Related to
  • The Jaysee Color Change (Jack Chanin booklet)
Also published here
Oct. 1990
Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 4 & 5)
187
Jack Chanin Die Chanin-Anpassung
Also published here Oct. 1990
Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 4 & 5)
188
Tom Waterman Sucker Colour Changing Silks "Ken Brooke's original instructions"
Variations Mar. 1992
New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 1)
14
Jack Chanin The Jack Chanin Application Part 2 of Ken Brooke's instructions of Tom Waterman's Sucker Colour-Changing Silks
  • Note by Ken Brooke
  • The Disposal Of The Gimmick
  • The Loading Of The Gimmick
  • The Disposal Of The Loads On Your Person
  • Working
Inspired by Aug. 1992
New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 2)
21
Jack Chanin TV Surprise Production
1994 271
Max Maven Shouting "Fire" In A Crowded Theory
  • Parallax

  • Lesson is More (On Max’s first magic convention and Jack Chanin selling a trick for $5)
  • Poster Mortem (On stealing)
Also published here Nov. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 3)
23
Al Koran Hanky Panky Routine described by Lewis Ganson, borrowed handkerchief is burned and restored, then coins and a filled wine glass appear
  • 1. Ein Bleistift durchdringt das Taschentuch
  • 2. Verbranntes und wieder hergestelltes Taschentuch
  • 3. Zerschnittenes und wiederhergestelltes Taschentuch (Jack Chanin)
  • 4. Fortwährende Münzenproduktion aus Tuch (Jack Chanin)
  • 5. Produktion einer Zigarette und eines Feuerzeugs
  • 6. Produktion eines Glases Wein (Jardine Ellis)
Also published here 1996
Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 1)
27
Aldo Colombini Heads or Tails? coins appear from silk one by one, then jumbo coin, then doll head for gag
Inspired by Apr. 1998
Onyx (Issue 3)
23
Jack Chanin Card on Ceiling Method
2000 120
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Chanin: The Man with the Magic Hands by Jack Chanin (written by David Haversat) Jan. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 1)
95
Jack Avis Torn and Restored Banknote
Inspired by
  • Jack Chanin, Genii, 1993
2006 214
Doug Edwards Made In Japan routine based on Jack Chanin's Rip-It
2006 176
Jack Chanin Coin Production four coins, one by one, with handkerchief
2011 136
Jack Chanin, Patrick Page The Chanin Coin Production coin production with a handkerchief, with variation
2011 152
Patrick Page, Roberto Giobbi Continuous Coin Production Jack Chanin production, with additional thoughts by Roberto Giobbi
May 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 5)
35
Jack Chanin Changeover Palm
2020 308
Reynold Alexander A New Tear
Inspired by
  • inspired by Jack Chanin's "Rip-It"
Also published here
  • MAGIC, May 2007
2022 612
Max Maven Shouting "Fire" in a Crowded Theory
  • Lesson is More (On Max’s first magic convention and Jack Chanin selling a trick for $5)
  • Poster Mortem (On stealing)
Also published here 2023 153