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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 to 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 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (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.
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Practical Sorcery 12
Harvey Rosenthal Subtle Coin Steal palming a coin from a group, flip-over
Related to 1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #2) 890
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
Karl Fulves Fake Turnover
Related to 1987 Secret Session — Part Three 73
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 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 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
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
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
Related to 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 to 1988 Continuations ... Departures 2 1
Gary Kurtz The Double Take Switch finger palm, classic palm
1988 Continuations ... Departures 2 2
Gary Kurtz Four Fisted II four quarters turn into four copper coins
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 to 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
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 phase
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
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
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 31
Gary Kurtz Absence Travels hole travels from paper to paper
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 32
Gary Kurtz Fingertip to Fingertip Drop Shuttle
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 7
Gary Kurtz Multiple Transfer #2 stack from right hand thumb grip to left hand finger palm
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 4
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 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
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
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, 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 Cigar
Related toAlso published here 1990 Unexplainable Acts 83
Gary Kurtz Hypothetical Possibilities ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears, wallet
Variations 1990 Unexplainable Acts 11
Gary Kurtz Wishful Thinking effect combination
1990 Unexplainable Acts 25
Gary Kurtz Name It! at the end spectator's name appears on back of card
Related toVariations 1990 Unexplainable Acts 46
Gary Kurtz All Together Four of a kind in Spectators palms
Variations 1990 Unexplainable Acts 79
Gary Kurtz Artistic License modern art theme, yellow and blue sections on a card morph to green
Variations 1990 Unexplainable Acts 65
Gary Kurtz Interchange
1990 Unexplainable Acts 54
Gary Kurtz Special Delivery
Related to 1990 Unexplainable Acts 39
Gary Kurtz Split Disclosure Half the Card travels in Wallet, half in anything
1990 Unexplainable Acts 30
Gary Kurtz Zarrow's Triple Buckle
1990 Unexplainable Acts 58
Gary Kurtz Inside Jacket back on pack
1990 Unexplainable Acts 56
Gary Kurtz The Empty Hand Inside Jacket Pocket
Related toVariations 1990 Unexplainable Acts 51
Gary Kurtz Erdnase's First Transformation
1990 Unexplainable Acts 65
Gary Kurtz One-Handed Get-Ready
1990 Unexplainable Acts 13
Gary Kurtz Unidirectional Turnover
1990 Unexplainable Acts 19
Gary Kurtz Slip Force Handling
Variations 1990 Unexplainable Acts 26
Gary Kurtz Swing Cut Palm
1990 Unexplainable Acts 81
Gary Kurtz Top to Bottom Pivot Palm
Related to 1990 Unexplainable Acts 27
Gary Kurtz Multiple Palm small packet
1990 Unexplainable Acts 59
Gary Kurtz Bottom Palm Replacement
1990 Unexplainable Acts 28
Gary Kurtz Fingertip Longitudinal Steal from the center
1990 Unexplainable Acts 28
Gary Kurtz Rub-A-Dub-Dub
1990 Unexplainable Acts 14
Gary Kurtz The Anticipator performer removes same coin as spectator from pocket
1990 Unexplainable Acts 49
Gary Kurtz Flurious using Jumbo Coins
Related to 1990 Unexplainable Acts 91
Gary Kurtz Trio long combination
Related toVariations 1990 Unexplainable Acts 67
Gary Kurtz Coming out Ahead mental lead in, using bag, multiple coins
1990 Unexplainable Acts 61
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 Constant Return with "mine"/"yours" written on coins
1990 Unexplainable Acts 20
Gary Kurtz Jumbo Coin Vanish Sleeve or Breast Pocket
1990 Unexplainable Acts 99
Gary Kurtz Transfer thumb to finger
1990 Unexplainable Acts 71
Gary Kurtz Jumbo Coin Change Overs
1990 Unexplainable Acts 91
Gary Kurtz Jumbo Coin silk cover
1990 Unexplainable Acts 91
Gary Kurtz Jumbo Coin Transformation using silk
1990 Unexplainable Acts 99
Gary Kurtz Jumbo Coin Vanishes two methods
1990 Unexplainable Acts 94
Gary Kurtz Orange lemon and tomato change into fruit in cardboard
Related to 1990 Unexplainable Acts 43
Gary Kurtz Inside/Outside two stapled cards turn inside out
Related to 1990 Unexplainable Acts 16
Gary Kurtz Mirror Image topological thing
Related to 1990 Unexplainable Acts 88
Gary Kurtz Attraction mysterious sliding on stick
1990 Unexplainable Acts 23
Jay Sankey, Gary Kurtz Exodus sugar/salt vanish, pen cap instead of thumb tip
1990 100% Sankey 23
Gary Kurtz Relentless monster coin routine
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
Inspired by 1990 Coin Magic 19
Gary Kurtz Accumulation and Breakdown one coin routine, coin transform to glitter as a climax
1990 Coin Magic 22
Gary Kurtz The Initial Production -The Three Stroke Change-Over
1990 Coin Magic 22
Gary Kurtz Vanish and Reproduction Fingertip Take
1990 Coin Magic 23
Gary Kurtz Down the Arm coin travels from elbow to hand
1990 Coin Magic 23
Gary Kurtz The Rebound Pass
1990 Coin Magic 23
Gary Kurtz Down the Arm Vanish
1990 Coin Magic 24
Gary Kurtz The Fingertip Take and Change-Over
1990 Coin Magic 25
Unknown, Gary Kurtz Through the Pantleg
Inspired by 1990 Coin Magic 26
Gary Kurtz The Single Coin Repeat
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
1990 Coin Magic 38
Gary Kurtz Preface
1990 Unexplainable Acts 9
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)
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
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
Gary Kurtz Palming Coin from a Group
Also published here 1992 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6) 11
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 by 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 to 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 to 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 16
Gary Kurtz The Rub-a-Dub Dub Vanish
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 17
Gary Kurtz Der G.K. Top Change
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
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 19
Gary Kurtz Two Heads Are Better Than One a friend locates a card, stooged with some simple instructions
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 21
Gary Kurtz Nach Hofzinser (Cull-Methode) key placement handling
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
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)
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
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
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
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 42
Gary Kurtz Fingertip Drop Shuffle
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
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 47
Gary Kurtz Fingertip Steal
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 48
Gary Kurtz Palming One Coin from a Group flip-over handling
Related toAlso published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 50
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
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 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 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 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 Random Thoughts
  • Preparing Material for Performance
1992 Leading with your Head 38
Gary Kurtz Final Words
1992 Leading with your Head 39
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 On the Carlyle Card to Pocket
Related to 1992 Leading with your Head 12
Gary Kurtz Performing a One Hand Top Palm
1992 Leading with your Head 12
Gary Kurtz Example: A Coin Vanish lapping with fake back-and-forth tossing
1992 Leading with your Head 13
Gary Kurtz Another example: The Top Change
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
1992 Leading with your Head 15
Gary Kurtz An extravagant example: Magician Changes into Tiger; Magician Reappears in Back of Theatre
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 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 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
1992 Leading with your Head 30
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 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 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
Gary Kurtz Forward
1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 1
Gary Kurtz Relentless - Part One Arriving at the Table
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)
1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 2
Gary Kurtz The Open Position open palm display of purse frame with coins fingerpalmed
1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 4
Gary Kurtz Nod Technique
1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 4
Gary Kurtz Two for Two Optical Shuttle Pass
1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 4
Gary Kurtz The Simulated Pick-up with immediate lapping
1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 7
Gary Kurtz Underhanded Retention Pass Switch
1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 9
Gary Kurtz Relentless - Part Two Interlude
8. The Coins Through the Table
1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 10
Gary Kurtz Pick-up Lap lapping coin in hand as other coin is picked up
1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 14
Gary Kurtz The Han Ping Chien
1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 15
Gary Kurtz, Mike Gallo Coins Through Table Kicker Surprise Reverse
Inspired by 1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 16
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
1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 17
Gary Kurtz Lapping Coin into Purse
1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 19
Gary Kurtz Relentless - Part Four Interlude
15. The Classic Han Ping Chien Coins Across
16. Coda: Closing the Circle
The Clean-up
1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 21
Gary Kurtz Notes on Angles lapping surrounded
1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 24
Gary Kurtz, Steve Bedwell The Empty Hand Variation
Inspired by 1995 ca. Parked Card and Other Manoeuvres 11
Gary Kurtz The Invisible Cards and Envelopes named invisible card put in invisible envelope is put in real envelope and becomes visible there, named number is also on envelope
  • First Version - Forcing the Suit
  • Second Version - Fifty-Two Possibilities
Inspired by 1996 Notes from The Summit (revised edition) 1
Curtis Kam Twisted Trio
  • Three Coin Production
  • Visible Coins Across
  • The Reproduction of Three Coins
  • The One-at-a-Time Vanish of Three Coins
Inspired by 1996 Professional Close-up of Curtis Kam 5
Ken Krenzel, Edward Marlo, Gary Kurtz False Breast Pocket Extraction one of several cards palmed in left hand
1997 Ingenuities 163
Gary Kurtz The Ultimate Chairs Prediction four chairs, mixture with banknight effect, colors in envelopes match backs of chairs
Related to
  • Bruce Bernstein's "Volition Plus" in "20 Effects for the Psychic Entertainer" p.56.
  • Gary Kurtz (Gary Kurtz, 2017)
Variations
1997 The Ultimate Chairs Prediction (Plus) 1
Gary Kurtz Boon Techniques Boon Displacements
  • The Boon Roll (Ball of Thumb to third fingertip)
  • The Reverse Boon Roll (Third fingertip to Ball of Thumb)
  • The Partial Boon Roll (Ball of Thumb to Clip Position between 2nd and 3rd Fingertips)
1997 The Ultimate Chairs Prediction (Plus) 8
Gary Kurtz Boon-Writing Techniques -The One-handed Boon-writing Technique
-The Two-handed Boon-writing Method #1
1997 The Ultimate Chairs Prediction (Plus) 9
Gary Kurtz, Dr. Stanley Jaks G.K. on Dr. Jaks' "Master Secret of the Swami" three digit number test, spectator first gets one right, then two and finally the complete number
Inspired by 1997 The Ultimate Chairs Prediction (Plus) 12
Jas Jakutsch The "Nod Technique", Body Language and Speed of Response brief, on fishing
Related to 1999 Completely Mental — Vol. 1 14
Gary Kurtz Boxed Card Switch Switching card in a box for one under the box
1999 Magic Atlas 103
Gary Kurtz Erdnase's First Transformation Variation
Also published here
  • Annotated Erdnase
1999 Tricks of my Trade 123
Doug Conn An Artistic Application colored sections on card transform, art theme, named color
Inspired by 1999 Tricks of my Trade 127
Reed McClintock Three with CSB three different coins travel under tabled cross of two cards, then transpose in hand and travel back to under cards and purse
Inspired by 2002 Knuckle Busters Vol. 2 1
Luis H. Trueba Carta al Bolsillo method to transfer card to inside of the jacket, similar to Gary Kurtz's The Empty Hand
Related toAlso published here
  • Luis Trueba's "Carta al Bolsillo" in ""La Circular de la Escuela Mágica de Madrid" N° 106, 1983. P. 197.
2003 Magia y Dramagia 65
Gary Kurtz Overhand Shuffle Placement to set-up for Final Verdict
Inspired by 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 56
Gary Kurtz Sliding Behind the Fan
Related to 2004 Knuckle Busters Vol. 6 1
Jay Sankey, Gary Kurtz Stretching It finger ring stretches into long oval shape and back
2004 Sankey Unleashed 165
Gary Kurtz Unidirectional Turnover
2005 Seven By Rick Bronson 16
Jack Avis Who Wants Another Collectors?
Inspired by 2006 Rara Avis 134
Gary Kurtz Elder Frickel Grip Steal from Trio
2006 Earning Interest 6
Gary Kurtz Cigar
Also published here 2006 Switch 214
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 2006 Switch 264
Gary Kurtz Signed, Sealed, Delivered in Advance signed card to nest of envelopes
Related toAlso published here 2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 135
Gary Kurtz The Slothful Mentalist Signed, Sealed, Delivered in Advance as a prediction, with name and number written down
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 140
Tomas Blomberg Mxyzptlk word "mirror" written on back of card, another chosen word on another card, both words change to mirror writing
Inspired by 2014 Blomberg Laboratories 222
Gary Kurtz The Empty Hand
Related to 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 23
Gary Kurtz Gary Kurtz
Related to 2017 Ultimate Chair Routine 30
Asi Wind Catch 23 chair prediction effect without chairs, combined with bank night
Inspired by 2018 Repertoire 73
Gary Kurtz Gesticulated Changeover
2018 Institutes of A Coin Magic Fan 23
Jeremiah Zuo Wild Coin (Coins, Purse, No Glass) three coins transform one by one
Inspired by 2018 Institutes of A Coin Magic Fan 30
Jeremiah Zuo Revisiting Trio (Trio-ish) longer combination
Inspired by 2018 Institutes of A Coin Magic Fan 37
Gary Kurtz LTP to Full Palm Transfer
2019 Confessions of A Magic Fan 50
Benjamin Earl M-Theory ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears
Inspired by 2019 The Shift #2 23
Ben Hart LTP Card Vanish false transfer
Inspired byRelated to 2020 The Darkest Corners 210
Benjamin Earl Advanced Loewy Palm getting into position one-handed, end grip take
Related to 2020 The Shift #3 35