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James T. Deacy Just an Echo method to double write secretly on a prediction in envelope, confabulation
Related toAlso published here 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 29) 185
Francis Carlyle Homing Card
Related toVariations 1947 Stars of Magic (Vol. 4 No. 2) 61
Unknown Pocket Vanish coin through trouser to the inside pocket, then it vanishes
Related to 1952 Modern Coin Magic 52
Tony Corinda (10) Positional Codes
Related to 1959 Two Person Telepathy 260
Dai Vernon Key Card Placement running cut
Related toVariations 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 159
Derek Dingle Han Ping Chien coins held in spread, one lapped followed by Han Ping Chien
Related to Jan. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 3) 587
Gary Kurtz Diabolique! card prediction in envelope, number is named and card at that position in deck is used, half forcing deck
1973 Magick (Issue 76) 379
Alan Shaxon The Invisible Card and Envelopes An invisible though of card is put in an invisible envelope and sealed in an empty visible envelope. Envelope and correct card appear.
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1976 Practical Sorcery 12
Edward Marlo Omni-Twist card selected, twisting routine with Ace through Four, then one transforms into selection
  • Twist Phase
  • Think Touch Turn Phase
Related to 1977 Good Turns 11
Daryl Martinez Close-Quarters two quarters transform into half dollar
VariationsAlso published here 1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 119
Phillip Young Longitudinal Card Change using Longitudinal Tenkai Palm
Related to 1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 10
Jay Sankey, Gary Kurtz Cartesian Coins tabled, offbeat use of shell
1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 12) 108
Gary Kurtz Fusion two half-dollars transform into dollar
Inspired byVariations 1983 Powerful Magic 66
Michael Powers Fusion Plus two quarters become a half-dollar, repeat, then two half-dollars transform into dollar, lapping
Inspired byVariations 1983 Powerful Magic 67
Dr. Stanley Jaks Master Secret of the Swami three digit number test, spectator first gets one right, then two and finally the complete number
Variations 1984 The Incredible Dr. Stanley Jaks 4
Gary Kurtz Penny Lane without glass
Inspired by 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34, 35 & 36) 364
Art Altman Slip Force Handling
Variations 1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 358
David Roth Purse and Glass three silver coins transpose with three copper coins in purse
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1985 Expert Coin Magic 273
Albert Goshman Salt & Pepper Shaker Coins vanish and appear under salt and pepper shakers.
Related toVariations 1985 Magic By Gosh 39
Ben Harris Flash Card to Case signed card appears folded in case
Related to 1985 Out Of His Mind! 54
Jay Sankey, Gary Kurtz Cartesian Coins tabled, offbeat use of shell
1986 Sankey Panky 17
Dai Vernon Silk and Silver production, vanish, reproduction
Related toVariations 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 208
Gary Kurtz Five Hundred Percent half dollar is stretched into jumbo coin, visual handling
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 10) 12
Gary Kurtz Jumbo Coin Waist Steal
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 10) 12
John C. Wagner Royal Detectives card travels from red Kings sandwich into deck, sandwiched by two black Kings
Variations 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 153
Karl Fulves Fake Turnover
Related to 1987 Secret Session — Part Three 73
Gary Kurtz The Bottle Cap and Coins dollar vanishes and appears under bottle cap in from of four quarters, they vanish and four Chinese coins are found under cap, they grow larger than the cap
1987 To the Point 1
Gary Kurtz Four Fisted Copper/Silver - transformation combo, two coins change in performer's hands and two in spectator's
Also published here 1987 To the Point 3
Gary Kurtz The Two Point Two Switch two for two
1987 To the Point 4
Gary Kurtz The Double Take Switch finger palm, classic palm
Also published here 1987 To the Point 5
Gary Kurtz Four Fisted II four quarters turn into four copper coins
Also published here 1987 To the Point 6
Gary Kurtz Inside/Outside two stapled cards turn inside out
Also published here 1987 To the Point 7
Gary Kurtz The Unidirectional Turnover
1987 To the Point 8
Gary Kurtz The Rivoli Assembly seven cards assembly, repeat phases
Also published here 1987 To the Point 9
Gary Kurtz Vice Versa, Versa Versa copper/silver transposition, both change to Chinese as climax, with wand
1987 To the Point 12
Gary Kurtz Trio in Three from 1981, three different coins travel under two cards, from hand to hand and back under the cards, Haden gaff
VariationsAlso published here 1987 To the Point 16
Gary Kurtz Money Begets Money four coin production
Also published here 1987 Several New Pieces 1
Gary Kurtz Zero, One, Two, Four four coin production
  • No. 1
  • Variation I
1987 Several New Pieces 2
Gary Kurtz Tumble Production
1987 Several New Pieces 2
Gary Kurtz The Slothful Mentalist one of four cards chosen, then one of thirteen, then any card and any city and any number written on it, everything predicted in an envelope, "serious version" of his "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"
Also published here 1987 Several New Pieces 5
Gary Kurtz Signed, Sealed, Delivered in Advance signed card to nest of envelopes
Also published here 1987 Several New Pieces 9
Gary Kurtz Midas Trio three different copper coins change to silver coins (quarter, half dollar, dollar)
1987 Several New Pieces 11
Gary Kurtz Moving to the Inside card travels between two file cards, which are stapled all around
Also published here 1987 Several New Pieces 13
Gary Kurtz The Longitudinal Vanish and Transfer retention of vision vanish with a card
Also published here 1987 Several New Pieces 15
Gary Kurtz Absence Travels two pieces of paper, both are punched with four holes, holes travel from one paper to the other
Also published here 1987 Several New Pieces 16
Gary Kurtz Mirror Image topological thing, words on paper held in front of a small mirror, they end up written backwards
Also published here 1987 Several New Pieces 18
Gary Kurtz Zero, One, Two, Four #1 four coin production
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 1
Gary Kurtz Zero, One, Two, Four #2 four coin production
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 3
Gary Kurtz Tumble Production
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 3
Gary Kurtz Multiple Transfer #2 stack from right hand thumb grip to left hand finger palm
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 4
Gary Kurtz Too Many Coins four coins vanish one by one
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 5
Gary Kurtz The Comeback four coins are produced from a spectator
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 7
Gary Kurtz Fingertip to Fingertip Drop Shuttle
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 7
Gary Kurtz G.K. Spectator Coins Across four coins across
Related to 1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 8
Gary Kurtz Levels of Impossibility string cut into four pieces, pieces knot together very quickly and string is eventually restored
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 12
Gary Kurtz Well Spun wad of cotton turns into a string
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 13
Gary Kurtz Body Heat using Connie Haden's "Two Copper/One Silver" gaff
Related to 1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 14
Gary Kurtz Two On One card signed on the back fuses with card signed on the front
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 16
Gary Kurtz Moving to the Inside card travels between two file cards, which are stapled all around
Also published here 1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 17
Gary Kurtz Card Load
Related to 1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 17
Gary Kurtz Absence Travels two pieces of paper, both are punched with four holes, holes travel from one paper to the other
Also published here 1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 19
Gary Kurtz Mirror Image topological thing, words on paper held in front of a small mirror, they end up written backwards
Also published here 1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 21
Gary Kurtz Four Fisted Copper/Silver - transformation combo, two coins change in performer's hands and two in spectator's
Related toAlso published here 1988 Continuations ... Departures 2 1
Gary Kurtz The Double Take Switch finger palm, classic palm
Also published here 1988 Continuations ... Departures 2 2
Gary Kurtz Four Fisted II four quarters turn into four copper coins
Also published here 1988 Continuations ... Departures 2 4
Gary Kurtz Smoker routine with cigarettes and a lighter, cigarette rises from pack, lighter appears and changes into squirting lighter, finally lit cigarette turns into chewing gum
Also published here 1988 Continuations ... Departures 2 5
Gary Kurtz Countering Expectations beginning of a cups and balls routine, balls change color
1988 Continuations ... Departures 2 7
Gary Kurtz Inside/Outside two stapled cards turn inside out
Related toAlso published here 1988 Continuations ... Departures 2 9
Gary Kurtz The Unidirectional Turnover "Unidirerctional"
Related to 1988 Continuations ... Departures 2 9
Gary Kurtz Signed, Sealed, Delivered in Advance signed card to nest of envelopes
Related toAlso published here 1988 Continuations ... Departures 2 11
Gary Kurtz The Longitudinal Vanish and Transfer retention of vision vanish with a card
Also published here 1988 Continuations ... Departures 2 14
Gary Kurtz Continuation series of effects with coin and handkerchief, two jumbo coins finale
1988 Continuations ... Departures 2 15
Gary Kurtz Orange red and yellow ball rolled up in sheet of paper turn into orange
Related to 1988 Continuations ... Departures 2 18
Gary Kurtz The Name is the Same prediction, at the end spectator's name appears on back of card
Related to 1988 Continuations ... Departures 2 20
Gary Kurtz Zero, One, Two, Four four coin production, with Alternate Production Technique for first coin
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 1
Gary Kurtz Multiple Transfer #2 stack from left hand finger palm to right hand thumb grip
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 1
Gary Kurtz Multiple Transfer #2 stack from right hand thumb grip to left hand finger palm
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 4
Gary Kurtz Money Begets Money four coin production
Also published here 1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 5
Gary Kurtz Too Many Coins four coins vanish one by one
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 7
Gary Kurtz The Comeback "The Reproduction Sequence", four coins from spectator, two procedures
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 10
Gary Kurtz Fingertip to Fingertip Drop Shuttle
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 10
Gary Kurtz G.K. Spectator Coins Across four coins
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 12
Gary Kurtz Pop-up Steal
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 13
Gary Kurtz Countering Expectations cups and balls sequence
Related to 1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 18
Gary Kurtz Maybe I Won't Smoke After All "comedy of errors", routine with cigarettes and a lighter, cigarette rises from pack, lighter appears and changes into squirting lighter, finally lit cigarette turns into chewing gum
Also published here 1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 20
Gary Kurtz The Rivoli Assembly seven cards assembly, repeat phases
Also published here 1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 23
Gary Kurtz Psychological Fusion "a.k.a. Two on One", card signed on the back fuses with card signed on the front
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 26
Gary Kurtz Moving to the Inside card travels between two file cards which are first stapled all around in front of spectators
Also published here 1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 29
Gary Kurtz Inside Pocket Load for loading wallet, pocket, ...
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 30
Gary Kurtz The Longitudinal Vanish and Transfer retention of vision vanish with a card, transfer from right LTP to left classic palm
Also published here 1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 31
Gary Kurtz Absence Travels two pieces of paper, both are punched with four holes, holes travel from one paper to the other
Also published here 1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 32
Gary Kurtz Forward one coin routine with jumbo coin
1988 Flurious
Gary Kurtz Flurious using jumbo coins, with handkerchief
Related to 1988 Flurious 1
Gary Kurtz Flurious Steal tucked in belt, with jumbo coin
1988 Flurious 1
Gary Kurtz Jumbo Coin Change Overs
1988 Flurious 1
Gary Kurtz 500% coin grows into jumbo coin
1988 Flurious 2
Gary Kurtz Retention Pass #1 jumbo coin
1988 Flurious 2
Gary Kurtz Retention Pass #2 with jumbo coin
1988 Flurious 3
Gary Kurtz Jumbo Coin Transformation using silk
1988 Flurious 8
Gary Kurtz Jumbo Coin Vanish with handkerchief, sleeve
1988 Flurious 9
Gary Kurtz Accumulation No. 1 one coin routine, four coin production, coins vanish and are reproduced from spectator, see following entries
Related to 1988 Accumulations 1
Gary Kurtz Part 1 - The One Coin Routine
1988 Accumulations 1
Gary Kurtz First Production
  • The Three Stroke Change-Over
Also published here 1988 Accumulations 1
Gary Kurtz Vanish and Reproduction
  • Fingertip Take
Also published here 1988 Accumulations 2
Gary Kurtz Down the Arm coin travels from elbow to hand
Also published here 1988 Accumulations 3
Gary Kurtz The Rebound Pass coin apparently thrown back up in other hand
Also published here 1988 Accumulations 3
Gary Kurtz Down the Arm Vanish - Reproduction From Opposite Elbow
Also published here 1988 Accumulations 3
Gary Kurtz Fingertip Take and Change-over
Also published here 1988 Accumulations 4
Gary Kurtz Reproduction From Behind Right Knee, Through the Leg
1988 Accumulations 5
Gary Kurtz Coin Through Pocket
Also published here 1988 Accumulations 5
Gary Kurtz Fingertip to Fingertip Shuttle Pass
1988 Accumulations 6
Gary Kurtz Coin Through the Hand
  • Coin Through Hand Vanish
1988 Accumulations 7
Gary Kurtz Production from Left Elbow
1988 Accumulations 7
Gary Kurtz Single Coin Repeat to Vanish
Also published here 1988 Accumulations 7
Gary Kurtz Part 2 - Four four coin production
1988 Accumulations 8
Gary Kurtz Two for Two Shuttle Pass
1988 Accumulations 9
Gary Kurtz Part 3 - Too Many Coins - The Four Coins Vanish one by one
1988 Accumulations 10
Gary Kurtz Part 4 - Four Coin Reproduction From Spectator
1988 Accumulations 12
Gary Kurtz Zero, One, Two, Four four coin production
1989 Continuations and Departures 1
Gary Kurtz Money Begets Money four coin production
Also published here 1989 Continuations and Departures 3
Gary Kurtz G. K. Spectator Coins Across four coins across, slightly different than version in "Continuations ... Departures 1"
Related to 1989 Continuations and Departures 6
Gary Kurtz Absence Travels two pieces of paper, both are punched with four holes, holes travel from one paper to the other
Also published here 1989 Continuations and Departures 13
Gary Kurtz The Gesticulated Switch
1989 Continuations and Departures 14
Gary Kurtz Countering Expectations beginning of a cups and balls routine, balls change color
1989 Continuations and Departures 16
Gary Kurtz Moving to the Inside card travels between to file cards, which are stapled all around
Also published here 1989 Continuations and Departures 18
Gary Kurtz The Cheeky Load
Related to 1989 Continuations and Departures 18
Gary Kurtz Flash Glitter Finale finale for coin routine, coins are wrapped in paper, paper is ignited and they vanish in a flash of fire, leaving a shower of glitter
1989 Continuations and Departures 20
Gary Kurtz Sharing the Credit accomplice is asked to leave the room, after returning he finds a selected card, two versions, accomplice does not really know how it's done
1989 Continuations and Departures 22
Gary Kurtz The Hofzinser Cull Placement
1989 Continuations and Departures 22
Gary Kurtz Code of Silence
Related toAlso published here 1989 Continuations and Departures 25
Gary Kurtz Code of Silence II medium finds paper and knows which three digit numbers are written
1989 Continuations and Departures 27
Gary Kurtz, Joe Monti, Meir Yedid, Shinkoh Nagisas, Mark Mitton, David Oliver, Gaëtan Bloom Extra for Experts tips and ideas for the Twisting Arm Illusion by various people
1989 Twisting Arm Illusion 5
Gary Kurtz Introduction
1989 Full Frontal Assault 1
Gary Kurtz Full Frontal Assault three coins appear, vanish and reappear multiple times, coins across, finale with transformations and vanish into glitter
  • Part 1 - Coming Into Money
    • Handling Variation
  • Part 2 - Three Others
  • Part 3 - Coins Across
  • Part 4 - Too Many Coins
  • Part 5 - Reproduction
  • Part 6 - Repeat Vanish Sequence
  • Part 7 - Reproduction
  • Part 8
  • Part 9
  • Part 10 - The Flash/Glitter Finale
1989 Full Frontal Assault 3
Gary Kurtz Multiple Transfer No. 1 - Left Fingerpalm to Right Thumb Crotch Palm
1989 Full Frontal Assault 4
Gary Kurtz Multiple Transfer No. 2 - Right Thumb Crotch Palm to Left Fingerpalm
1989 Full Frontal Assault 4
Gary Kurtz Multiple Transfer No. 3 - Left fingerpalm to right thumb Crotch Palm
1989 Full Frontal Assault 5
Gary Kurtz Fingertip Drop Shuttle
1989 Full Frontal Assault 6
Gary Kurtz Casual Click Pass
1989 Full Frontal Assault 7
Gary Kurtz Fingertip to Fingertip Shuttle Pass
1989 Full Frontal Assault 7
Gary Kurtz The Click Shuttle
1989 Full Frontal Assault 7
Gary Kurtz, Harvey Rosenthal Rollover Palm Rosenthal not mentioned
1989 Full Frontal Assault 8
Gary Kurtz Pop-up Move into Back Clip
1989 Full Frontal Assault 8
Gary Kurtz Recovery of One of Two Back-clipped Coins
1989 Full Frontal Assault 9
Gary Kurtz Variation on Ramsey's Coin Through the Hand
1989 Full Frontal Assault 10
Gary Kurtz Toss/Return Sleeve coin tossed into other hand and back
1989 Full Frontal Assault 13
Gary Kurtz Delay Action Sleeve
1989 Full Frontal Assault 14
Gary Kurtz The Undercover Display and Switch
1989 Full Frontal Assault 16
Gary Kurtz The Inertia Sleeve
1989 Full Frontal Assault 17
Gary Kurtz Introduction
1989 Misdirection and Direction 2
Gary Kurtz The Importance of Misdirection
1989 Misdirection and Direction 3
Gary Kurtz Visual Noice
1989 Misdirection and Direction 3
Gary Kurtz Openness and the Open Position
1989 Misdirection and Direction 4
Gary Kurtz An Ambitious Card Routine outlined as example, brief
Related to 1989 Misdirection and Direction 4
Gary Kurtz Coordination of Actions, and the Priority of Movements
1989 Misdirection and Direction 6
Gary Kurtz A billiard ball steal
1989 Misdirection and Direction 7
Gary Kurtz Changing a woman into a tiger
Related to 1989 Misdirection and Direction 7
Gary Kurtz A more complex example palmed Aces from pocket as gag as spectator starts shuffling
Also published here 1989 Misdirection and Direction 7
Gary Kurtz Economy of Motion
1989 Misdirection and Direction 8
Gary Kurtz Active and Relaxed States
  • When you relax, your audience relaxes
1989 Misdirection and Direction 9
Gary Kurtz Example "The One Hand Top Palm and subsequent Flash Fold of a card supposedly placed into the centre of the deck"
Related to 1989 Misdirection and Direction 10
Gary Kurtz The Natural Off-Beat
1989 Misdirection and Direction 11
Gary Kurtz Creating the Off-Beat
1989 Misdirection and Direction 12
Gary Kurtz The Francis Carlyle Card to Pocket comment
Related toAlso published here 1989 Misdirection and Direction 12
Gary Kurtz Another example - Palming a Card
1989 Misdirection and Direction 12
Gary Kurtz Regaining Attention
1989 Misdirection and Direction 13
Gary Kurtz A coin vanish sleeving with fake back-and-forth tossing
Related to 1989 Misdirection and Direction 13
Gary Kurtz The Top Change
Also published here 1989 Misdirection and Direction 13
Gary Kurtz The Eyes
1989 Misdirection and Direction 14
Gary Kurtz Ring Flight comment
1989 Misdirection and Direction 15
Gary Kurtz Verbal Misdirection
  • The name
  • Questions
  • Requests
  • Interesting patter
  • Audience Involvement
1989 Misdirection and Direction 15
Gary Kurtz Naturalness
1989 Misdirection and Direction 16
Gary Kurtz Directing Audience Attention
1989 Misdirection and Direction 17
Gary Kurtz Fingertip Coins Across as example
1989 Misdirection and Direction 17
Gary Kurtz The Principal Elements
  • Example: The Four Ace Trick
  • Example: The Vanishing Bowl of Water
  • Example: The Cups and Balls
1989 Misdirection and Direction 18
Gary Kurtz The Prime Focus: The Remembered Effect
1989 Misdirection and Direction 20
Gary Kurtz Final Words
1989 Misdirection and Direction 21
Gary Kurtz Preface
1990 Unexplainable Acts 9
Gary Kurtz Hypothetical Possibilities ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears, wallet
Variations 1990 Unexplainable Acts 11
Gary Kurtz One-Handed Get-Ready
1990 Unexplainable Acts 13
Gary Kurtz Rub-A-Dub-Dub
Also published here 1990 Unexplainable Acts 14
Gary Kurtz Inside/Outside two stapled cards turn inside out
Related toAlso published here 1990 Unexplainable Acts 16
Gary Kurtz Unidirectional Turnover
1990 Unexplainable Acts 19
Gary Kurtz Constant Return with "mine"/"yours" written on coins
1990 Unexplainable Acts 20
Gary Kurtz Attraction mysterious sliding on stick
1990 Unexplainable Acts 23
Gary Kurtz Wishful Thinking effect combination
1990 Unexplainable Acts 25
Gary Kurtz Slip Force Handling
Variations 1990 Unexplainable Acts 26
Gary Kurtz Top to Bottom Pivot Palm
Related to 1990 Unexplainable Acts 27
Gary Kurtz Bottom Palm Replacement
1990 Unexplainable Acts 28
Gary Kurtz Fingertip Longitudinal Steal from the center
1990 Unexplainable Acts 28
Gary Kurtz Split Disclosure Half the Card travels in Wallet, half in anything
1990 Unexplainable Acts 30
Gary Kurtz Body Heat using Scotch and Soda Gimmick
Related to 1990 Unexplainable Acts 32
Gary Kurtz Four-Fisted Copper/Silver - Transformation Combo
Related to 1990 Unexplainable Acts 35
Gary Kurtz Special Delivery
Related to 1990 Unexplainable Acts 39
Gary Kurtz Orange lemon and tomato change into fruit in cardboard
Related to 1990 Unexplainable Acts 43
Gary Kurtz Name It! at the end spectator's name appears on back of card
Related toVariations 1990 Unexplainable Acts 46
Gary Kurtz The Anticipator performer removes same coin as spectator from pocket
1990 Unexplainable Acts 49
Gary Kurtz The Empty Hand Inside Jacket Pocket
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1990 Unexplainable Acts 51
Gary Kurtz Interchange
1990 Unexplainable Acts 54
Gary Kurtz Inside Jacket back on pack
1990 Unexplainable Acts 56
Gary Kurtz Zarrow's Triple Buckle
1990 Unexplainable Acts 58
Gary Kurtz Multiple Palm small packet
1990 Unexplainable Acts 59
Gary Kurtz Coming out Ahead mental lead in, using bag, multiple coins
1990 Unexplainable Acts 61
Gary Kurtz Artistic License modern art theme, yellow and blue sections on a card morph to green
Variations 1990 Unexplainable Acts 65
Gary Kurtz Erdnase's First Transformation
1990 Unexplainable Acts 65
Gary Kurtz Trio long combination
Related toVariations 1990 Unexplainable Acts 67
Gary Kurtz Transfer thumb to finger
1990 Unexplainable Acts 71
Gary Kurtz All Together Four of a kind in Spectators palms
Variations 1990 Unexplainable Acts 79
Gary Kurtz Swing Cut Palm
1990 Unexplainable Acts 81
Gary Kurtz Cigar
Related toAlso published here 1990 Unexplainable Acts 83
Gary Kurtz Mirror Image topological thing, words on paper held in front of a small mirror, they end up written backwards
Also published here 1990 Unexplainable Acts 88
Gary Kurtz Flurious using Jumbo Coins
Related to 1990 Unexplainable Acts 91
Gary Kurtz Jumbo Coin Change Overs
1990 Unexplainable Acts 91
Gary Kurtz Jumbo Coin silk cover
1990 Unexplainable Acts 91
Gary Kurtz Jumbo Coin Vanishes two methods
1990 Unexplainable Acts 94
Gary Kurtz Jumbo Coin Vanish Sleeve or Breast Pocket
1990 Unexplainable Acts 99
Gary Kurtz Jumbo Coin Transformation using silk
1990 Unexplainable Acts 99
Jay Sankey, Gary Kurtz Exodus sugar/salt vanish, pen cap instead of thumb tip
1990 100% Sankey 23
Gary Kurtz Relentless
  • 1.) Four Silver Dollars from the Purse Frame
  • 2.) The Penny
  • 3.) Returning the Penny to the Purse Frame
  • 4.) Double Transposition in Spectator's Hand
  • 5.) Returning the Penny to the Purse Frame (Again)
  • 6.) Interlude
  • 7.) Coins Through the Table
  • 8.) The Bag on the Purse and Four More Coins
  • 9.) The Penny Returns
  • 10.) The Classic Hang Ping Chien Coins Across
  • 11.) The Finale: Returning to the Beginning
1990 Coin Magic 1
Gary Kurtz Producing Four Coins from a Purse Frame
1990 Coin Magic 2
Roger Klause, Gary Kurtz No Shuttle Shuttle Pass
1990 Coin Magic 3
Gary Kurtz Vanishing a Coin in a Purse Frame
1990 Coin Magic 5
Gary Kurtz Four Fisted #2 four quarters turn into four copper coins
1990 Coin Magic 17
Gary Kurtz Trio in Three from 1981, three different coins travel under two cards, from hand to hand and back under the cards, Haden gaff
Also published here 1990 Coin Magic 19
Gary Kurtz Accumulation and Breakdown one coin routine, coin transforms to glitter as a climax
Related to 1990 Coin Magic 22
Gary Kurtz The Initial Production
  • The Three Stroke Change-Over
Also published here 1990 Coin Magic 22
Gary Kurtz Vanish and Reproduction
  • Fingertip Take
Also published here 1990 Coin Magic 23
Gary Kurtz Down the Arm coin travels from elbow to hand
Also published here 1990 Coin Magic 23
Gary Kurtz The Rebound Pass coin apparently thrown back up in other hand
Also published here 1990 Coin Magic 23
Gary Kurtz Down the Arm Vanish
Also published here 1990 Coin Magic 24
Gary Kurtz The Fingertip Take and Change-Over
Also published here 1990 Coin Magic 25
Unknown, Gary Kurtz Through the Pantleg
Inspired byAlso published here 1990 Coin Magic 26
Gary Kurtz The Single Coin Repeat
Also published here 1990 Coin Magic 27
Gary Kurtz The Breakdown Gimmick thumb tip with attached coin
1990 Coin Magic 27
Dai Vernon, Gary Kurtz G.K. on Vernon's "Silk and Silver"
  • Opening Sequence (Production and Penetration of Handkerchief)
  • The Vanish Sequence
  • The Reproduction / Appearance of Coins in Bag
  • The Final Vanish
Inspired by 1990 Coin Magic 30
Gary Kurtz Three to Go three coins are produced and vanished under a handkerchief
Related to 1990 Coin Magic 38
Simon Lovell (reviewer) Unexplainable Acts by Gary Kurtz (written by Richard Kaufman) Oct. 1990 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 6) 17
Mike Gallo Coins Through Table Kicker coins travel up instead of last one down
VariationsAlso published here 1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 119
Alex Elmsley Variations on Erdnase's First Transformation: Transformation with Outjog
Related to 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 137
Gary Kurtz Overhand Shuffle Placement set-up
Inspired by 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 106
Gary Kurtz The G.K. Cups and Balls balls change color, seven final loads
  • Phase One - Introducing the Props
  • Phase Two - Countering Expectations
  • Phase Three - Variation on Vernon's Travelling Sequences
  • Phase Four (All Three Balls Appear under the Centre Cup)
  • Part Five: The Final Loading Sequences (Part One)
  • Phase Six: Producing Three Oranges (and Reloading)
  • Phase Seven: The Final Stretch
1991 The Cups and Balls 1
Gary Kurtz The False Transfer false throw à la Goshman
1991 The Cups and Balls 17
Gary Kurtz The Tip-off Load from classic palm
1991 The Cups and Balls 18
Gary Kurtz The Double Load loading an extra ball under the cup
1991 The Cups and Balls 18
Gary Kurtz The Fake Load
1991 The Cups and Balls 19
Gary Kurtz Introduction
1991 Relentless 1
Gary Kurtz Relentless - Part One
  • 1. Introducing the Purse Frame
  • 2. Producing the First Two Dollars
  • 3. Producing the Second Two Dollars
  • 4. Producing the Penny
  • 5. Replacing the Penny into the Purse Frame
  • 6. The Double Transposition
  • 7. Replacing the Penny in the Purse Frame (Again)
Related to 1991 Relentless 2
Gary Kurtz Nod Technique
1991 Relentless 5
Gary Kurtz Two for Two Optical Shuttle Pass
1991 Relentless 5
Gary Kurtz The Simulated Pick-up with immediate lapping
1991 Relentless 9
Gary Kurtz The Opening Transfer as coin purse is opened
1991 Relentless 12
Gary Kurtz Relentless - Part Two
  • Interlude
  • 8. The Coins Through the Table
1991 Relentless 13
Gary Kurtz The Han Ping Chien coins held in spread, one lapped followed by Han Ping Chien
Related to 1991 Relentless 17
Gary Kurtz, Mike Gallo Coins Through Table Kicker Surprise Reverse
Inspired by 1991 Relentless 19
Gary Kurtz Relentless - Part Three
  • 9. The Bag Appears on the Purse
  • 10. Four More Coins
  • 11. The Penny Returns
  • 12. The Penny Vanishes
  • 13. The Penny is Found
  • 14. The Purse Disappears and Reappears
1991 Relentless 20
Gary Kurtz Lapping Coin into Purse coin secretly unloaded in purse
1991 Relentless 23
Gary Kurtz Relentless - Part Four
  • Interlude
  • 15. The Classic Han Ping Chien Coins Across
  • 16. Coda: Closing the Circle
  • The Clean-up
1991 Relentless 26
Alexander de Cova (reviewer) Unexplainable Acts by Gary Kurtz (written by Richard Kaufman) 1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1) 15
Gary Kurtz On Roger Klause
1991 Roger Klause: In Concert 33
Steven Hamilton Editorial on Jackie McClements, Chap's Scrapbook, tip for Gary Kurtz's "Cigar"
Related to 1991 Profile (Issue 2) 3
Steven Hamilton Editorial on wands by Harold Voit's ZZM, David Williamson, Gary Kurtz, Arthur Day silhouette
1991 Profile (Issue 3) 3
Steven Hamilton Gary Kurtz in Profile
1991 Profile (Issue 3) 11
Gary Kurtz Introduction
1991 The Ghostwriter 1
Gary Kurtz The Ghostwriter
  • Basic Technique
Related to 1991 The Ghostwriter 2
Gary Kurtz Symbolism "Application #1"
two geometric symbols are divined on cardboard pieces
1991 The Ghostwriter 3
Gary Kurtz Additional Techniques
  • Spacing Letters and Numbers
  • Varying the Underwritten Print
1991 The Ghostwriter 5
Gary Kurtz In the Business Card Holder "Application #2"
1991 The Ghostwriter 6
Gary Kurtz Old Loves prediction using the previously described Business Card Holder application
1991 The Ghostwriter 7
Gary Kurtz The Wallet Prediction - Lottery "Application #3"
1991 The Ghostwriter 8
Gary Kurtz Add-A-Number sum predicted
1991 The Ghostwriter 10
Gary Kurtz Producing the Prediction from a Kaps (or LePaul) Wallet from pad to wallet at jacket edge
1991 The Ghostwriter 11
Gary Kurtz The Peanut Can "Application #4"
number of peanuts in jar predicted
Inspired by
  • "The Jelly Bean Jar" (Jim Steinmeyer)
1991 The Ghostwriter 12
Gary Kurtz Addendum - Replacing the Underwriter Lead
1991 The Ghostwriter 15
Chris Kenner Cloth and Pence silk and silver variation, gaffed with blue tac
Related to 1992 Totally Out Of Control 77
Homer Liwag, Gary Kurtz Palm Appearance coin appears visually on palm up hand (from deep back clip)
1992 Totally Out Of Control 114
Gary Kurtz The King Thing selection made, twisting routine with kings, they all change into selection and back to kings, kings transpose with single card in case
Also published here 1992 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6) 4
Gary Kurtz All Alike Display top change for last card
1992 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6) 7
Gary Kurtz Card to Case Load from packet to back of case
1992 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6) 7
Gary Kurtz Spectator's Coins Across four coins across
1992 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6) 9
Alexander de Cova Gary Kurtz portrait
1992 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6) 15
Gary Kurtz Hypothetical Possibilities ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears, wallet, revised handling
Inspired byAlso published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 7
Gary Kurtz Double Lift Set-Up
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 8
Gary Kurtz The Flutter Change using Longitudinal Tenkai Palm
Related toAlso published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 13
Gary Kurtz The Longitudinal Palm Vanish And Transfer false transfer sequence, transfer from TLP to classic
Variations 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 14
Gary Kurtz The Upjogged Erdnase Transformation
Related toAlso published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 16
Gary Kurtz The Rub-a-Dub Dub Vanish
Also published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 17
Gary Kurtz Der G.K. Top Change
Also published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 18
Gary Kurtz Spectator Color Changing Aces spectator touches four cards, they are the aces, then they have large Xs on the backs
Also published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 19
Gary Kurtz Two Heads Are Better Than One a friend locates a card, stooged with some simple instructions
Also published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 21
Gary Kurtz Nach Hofzinser (Cull-Methode) key placement handling
Also published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 22
Gary Kurtz The King Thing selection made, twisting routine with Kings, they all change into selection and back to Kings, Kings transpose with single card in case
Related toAlso published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 23
Gary Kurtz All Alike Display top change for last card
Also published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 26
Gary Kurtz Card to Case Load from packet to back of case
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 28
Gary Kurtz The Empty Hand inside jacket pocket
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 29
Gary Kurtz The Empty Hand Delay time-delayed use as load
  • 1. Anwendung: Beim Zurückgeben laden (load pocket when returning pen to pocket)
  • 2. Anwendung: Das Laden beim herausholen eines Gegenstandes (load pocket when taking something out of pocket)
Also published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 31
Gary Kurtz The Bold Load signed card or spectator's business card is placed in one pocket, then instantly taken out of wallet in other pocket
Also published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 33
Gary Kurtz The Code of Silence
Also published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 34
Gary Kurtz The Spectator Peek And Glimpse spectator peeks himself, then three handlings for the glimpse
  • Der Peek des Zuschauers
    • 1. Ihre Instruktionen an den Zuschauer
    • 2. Über Blickwinkelprobleme
    • 3. Offenheit in der Handhabung
    • 4. Verbale Manipulation
  • Der Glimpse
    • 1. Die klassische Technik
    • 2. Die Gary Kurtz Technik
    • 3. Eine weitere Technik (Gary Kurtz)
Also published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 35
Gary Kurtz Money begets Money four coin production
Also published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 40
Gary Kurtz Two for Two Shuttle Pass
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 42
Gary Kurtz Spectator Sleeve Coins producing four coins from spectator's sleeve
Also published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 42
Gary Kurtz Fingertip Drop Shuttle
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 43
Gary Kurtz Flash Glitter Finale coins wrapped in (flash) paper disappear
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 45
Gary Kurtz Spectator's Coins Across four coins across
Also published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 47
Gary Kurtz Fingertip Steal
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 48
Gary Kurtz Han Ping Chien on Spectator's Hand
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 52
Gary Kurtz Copper/Silver Continuation series of effects with coins and handkerchief, two jumbo coins finale, load from body
Also published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 54
Gary Kurtz Fluctuations in Value quarter to half Dollar to Dollar, then coin vanishes
1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 4) 1
Gary Kurtz Toss Return Sleeve
1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 4) 4
Gary Kurtz Smoker routine with cigarettes and a lighter, cigarette rises from pack, lighter appears and changes into squirting lighter, finally lit cigarette turns into chewing gum
Also published here 1992 Profile (Issue 6) 1
Gary Kurtz Introduction
Also published here 1992 Leading with your Head
Gary Kurtz Further Intentions
1992 Leading with your Head 1
Gary Kurtz Direction
1992 Leading with your Head 2
Gary Kurtz Misdirection
1992 Leading with your Head 2
Gary Kurtz Your Physical Instrument
  • Corporal Space and Staging
  • Physical Movement (Basic Strengths and Weaknesses)
  • Corporal Staging - Framing for Effect
    • Visual Noise
    • The Open Position
1992 Leading with your Head 4
Gary Kurtz First Example: The Misers Dream
1992 Leading with your Head 6
Gary Kurtz Second Example: Producing a Card From Your Pants' Pocket
1992 Leading with your Head 6
Gary Kurtz Third Example: The order in which you have three cards chosen and revealed
1992 Leading with your Head 6
Gary Kurtz Psycho-Physical Techniques
  • Active and Relaxed States
  • The Off-beat
    • Creating the Off-beat
    • Regaining Attention
  • Coordination of Actions
    • The Priority of Actions
    • Economy of Motion
1992 Leading with your Head 9
Gary Kurtz On the Carlyle Card to Pocket
Related toAlso published here 1992 Leading with your Head 12
Gary Kurtz Performing a One Hand Top Palm
Related to 1992 Leading with your Head 12
Gary Kurtz Example: A Coin Vanish lapping with fake back-and-forth tossing
Related to 1992 Leading with your Head 13
Gary Kurtz Another example: The Top Change
Also published here 1992 Leading with your Head 13
Gary Kurtz False Transfer of a Ball
1992 Leading with your Head 14
Gary Kurtz Palmed Aces from Pocket as gag
Also published here 1992 Leading with your Head 15
Gary Kurtz An extravagant example: Magician Changes into Tiger; Magician Reappears in Back of Theatre
Related to 1992 Leading with your Head 15
Gary Kurtz A Challenging Example: The Card Under Spectator's Glass (across the table)
1992 Leading with your Head 16
Gary Kurtz Focal-Interactional Techniques
  • Focus - The Eyes
  • Focal-Interactional Misdirection (The Eyes - The Voice)
  • Focusing on the Effect
    • The Yo-Yo Dilemma
    • Focusing on Essential Elements
    • Focus and The Intention of Magic
  • Focus - Your Audience and You - The Eyes that Bind
1992 Leading with your Head 20
Gary Kurtz Coin under Shaker à la Goshman
Related to 1992 Leading with your Head 22
Gary Kurtz Palming Culled Cards Out and handing deck out
1992 Leading with your Head 22
Gary Kurtz Purely Psychological Techniques
  • Openness
  • Spectator Affirmation
    • The Nod Technique
    • Affirmation = Involvement
    • Affirmation and Memory
    • Affirmation and The Distortion of Memory
    • The Nod Technique and Psychological Manipulation
Related to 1992 Leading with your Head 28
Gary Kurtz Example: The Classic Force
1992 Leading with your Head 28
Gary Kurtz Another Example: A Vernon Key Card Placement see also p. 34
Related to 1992 Leading with your Head 29
Gary Kurtz A Detailed Example: An Ambitious Card Routine five phases
Related to 1992 Leading with your Head 30
Gary Kurtz Random Thoughts
  • Preparing Material for Performance
1992 Leading with your Head 38
Gary Kurtz Final Words
1992 Leading with your Head 39
Gary Kurtz Leading With Your Head (1) on misdirection, German translation by de Cova
Also published here 1993 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1) 1
Gary Kurtz Erstes Beispiel card from pocket
1993 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1) 7
Gary Kurtz Zweites Beispiel
1993 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1) 9
Gary Kurtz Drittes Beispiel on the order of producing three selection
1993 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1) 9
Gary Kurtz Relentless - eine Münzenroutine German translation of full routine
Related to 1993 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 2 No. 2) 13
Gary Kurtz Leading With Your Head (2) on misdirection, German translation by de Cova
Also published here 1993 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 2 No. 5) 55
Gary Kurtz Relentless German translation of full routine
Related to Mar. 1993 Intermagic (Vol. 17 No. 4&5) 142
Gary Kurtz The Ultimate Progression heavily gaffed
1994 U.P. — The Ultimate Progression 1
Gary Kurtz Cross-over Drop
1994 U.P. — The Ultimate Progression 3
Gary Kurtz Application Specific Reverse Displacement Count
1994 U.P. — The Ultimate Progression 9
Gary Kurtz Application Specific Optical Count #1
1994 U.P. — The Ultimate Progression 9
Gary Kurtz Rotational Half Pass with small packet
1994 U.P. — The Ultimate Progression 11
Gary Kurtz Application Specific Optical Count #2
1994 U.P. — The Ultimate Progression 11
Gary Kurtz Shrinker deck is removed from card case, case shrinks to a small one and is immediately examinable
1994 Shrinker 1
Gary Kurtz Pivot Double Lift
1995 Cardshark 24
Gary Kurtz The Invisible Cards and Envelopes named invisible card put in invisible envelope is put in real envelope and becomes visible there, one of 36, named number is also on envelope
Inspired by
  • "The Invisible Cards and Envelopes" (Alan Shaxon, Practical Sorcery)
Variations
1995 Notes from The Summit 1
Gary Kurtz Counterfeit borrowed, initialed 20$ bill to obviously fake 100$ bill with same serial number and initials, changes into real bill in performer's wallet
Also published here 1995 Notes from The Summit 6
Gary Kurtz The Folded Card in Cardcase
Related to 1995 Notes from The Summit 9
Gary Kurtz The Amplified Ace Assembly four touched cards are aces, then McDonald's Aces style routine with 3 double facers
1995 Notes from The Summit 11
Dai Vernon, Gary Kurtz Vernon Strip Out Addition Handling right-hand type
1995 Notes from The Summit 13
Gary Kurtz Alternate Beginning to get into McDonald's Ace Assembly
1995 Notes from The Summit 13
Gary Kurtz Unidirectional Turnover
1995 Natural Selections 50
Rudolf Braunmüller Plauderstunde Gary Kurtz, Alexander de Cova
Mar. 1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2) 77
Gary Kurtz Inside / Outside two stapled cards turn inside out
Also published here 1995 Inside Cardmagic 59
Gary Kurtz Unidirectional Turnover
1995 Inside Cardmagic 63
Gary Kurtz Spectator's Coins Across four coins across
Also published here 1995 Lecture Notes 1995 4
Gary Kurtz Fingertip Steal
1995 Lecture Notes 1995 4
Gary Kurtz Han Ping Chien on Spectator's Hand
1995 Lecture Notes 1995 6
Gary Kurtz Spectator Sleeve Coins producing four coins from spectator's sleeve
Also published here 1995 Lecture Notes 1995 7
Gary Kurtz Fingertip Drop Shuttle
1995 Lecture Notes 1995 8
Gary Kurtz Copper/Silver Continuation series of effects with coins and handkerchief, two jumbo coins finale, load from body
Also published here 1995 Lecture Notes 1995 9
Gary Kurtz The King Thing selection made, twisting routine with Kings, they all change into selection and back to Kings, Kings transpose with single card in case
Also published here 1995 Lecture Notes 1995 11
Gary Kurtz All Alike Display top change for last card
Also published here 1995 Lecture Notes 1995 13
Gary Kurtz Card to Case Load from packet to back of case
1995 Lecture Notes 1995 14
Gary Kurtz Hypothetical Possibilities ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears, wallet, revised handling
Also published here 1995 Lecture Notes 1995 14
Gary Kurtz Double Lift Set-Up
1995 Lecture Notes 1995 15
Gary Kurtz The Flutter Change using Longitudinal Tenkai Palm
Also published here 1995 Lecture Notes 1995 17
Gary Kurtz The Longitudinal Palm Vanish and Transfer retention of vision vanish with a card, transfer from right LTP to left classic palm
Also published here 1995 Lecture Notes 1995 18
Gary Kurtz The Upjogged Erdnase Transformation
Also published here 1995 Lecture Notes 1995 19
Gary Kurtz The Rub-a-Dub Dub Vanish
Also published here 1995 Lecture Notes 1995 19
Gary Kurtz The G. K. Top Change
Also published here 1995 Lecture Notes 1995 20
Gary Kurtz Spectator Color Changing Aces spectator touches four cards, they are the aces, then they have large Xs on the backs
Also published here 1995 Lecture Notes 1995 21
Gary Kurtz Tow Heads Are Better Than One a friend locates a card, stooged with some simple instructions
Also published here 1995 Lecture Notes 1995 22
Gary Kurtz Nach Hofzinser (Cull-Methode) key placement handling
Also published here 1995 Lecture Notes 1995 22
Gary Kurtz The Empty Hand Inside Jacket Pocket
Also published here 1995 Lecture Notes 1995 23