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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Edward Marlo Visual Transposition
Variations 1953 The Cardician 121
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Effects and Presentations by José Carroll 1983 Epoptica (Issue 4) 193
José Carroll The Magic Act and Its Elements "As a foreword..."
1983 Effects and Presentations 1
José Carroll Cannibals! with half eaten cards
Also published here 1983 Effects and Presentations 3
José Carroll The Card-Culator ambitious card, card to number, stop trick, card folded to calculator
Also published here 1983 Effects and Presentations 10
José Carroll Creation handling for beginning and end, tarot cards
Also published here 1983 Effects and Presentations 15
José Carroll The Incautious Rogue or The Nine Card Monte, ungaffed
Inspired by
  • Fred Kaps performance
Also published here
1983 Effects and Presentations 17
José Carroll Flying Aces!
Also published here 1983 Effects and Presentations 21
José Carroll the Topic...
  • Types of Topics
  • Advantages of the Topic
  • Topic Conditionings
    • On the part of the magician
    • On the part of the effects
Also published here 1983 Effects and Presentations 24
José Carroll and as a conclusion...
1983 Effects and Presentations 28
Jeff Busby (reviewer) 52 Lovers by José Carroll 1987 Epoptica (Issue 12) 547
José Carroll The Card in the Glass No. A), card put in wine glass changes
  • Variation (unload on the deck)
VariationsAlso published here 1988 52 Lovers 34
José Carroll The Card Wrapped in Cellophane Paper No. B)
VariationsAlso published here 1988 52 Lovers 39
José Carroll The Card pierced by the Hat Pin No. C)
VariationsAlso published here 1988 52 Lovers 43
José Carroll The Unwary Cheater or The Nine Card Monte, ungaffed
VariationsAlso published here 1988 52 Lovers 47
S. W. Erdnase, José Carroll Erdnase Palm Handling here with small packet
1988 52 Lovers 51
José Carroll The Economical Double Lift... And more D'Amico replacement independently invented
Inspired byAlso published here 1988 52 Lovers 57
José Carroll Variations handling for unloading and inserting card for ambitious card routine
Also published here 1988 52 Lovers 59
José Carroll Torn Ambition ambitious card has a corner torn off, is torn and restored at the end (minus corner)
Related toAlso published here 1988 52 Lovers 65
Wesley James, José Carroll Coming Up in the World adaption of the move
1988 52 Lovers 70
José Carroll A Triumph with Fans in the hands
Also published here 1988 52 Lovers 79
José Carroll Red and Black full act, cards turn blank (pips fall off), red and black gloves change to white
Also published here 1988 52 Lovers 89
José Carroll Travellers... Through the Case signed Aces from cased deck to four pockets
  • Variations
    • First Variation
    • Second Version (Lightning Version)
Also published here 1988 52 Lovers 105
José Carroll The Glass Wall cards through newpaper with transparent sheet
VariationsAlso published here 1988 52 Lovers 123
José Carroll Blackbacked Card invisible through transparent sheet
1988 52 Lovers 123
José Carroll Suit Appearance suit produced, changed to other chosen suit
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1988 52 Lovers 137
Bill Simon, José Carroll Swivel Cut Production
1988 52 Lovers 141
José Carroll Instructions signed card appears bound in spiral-bound booklet
Related toAlso published here 1988 52 Lovers 157
José Carroll Conflicts
  • the magic conflict
  • suspense
  • other techniques
  • rational conflict
  • the challenge
  • personal conflict
Also published here 1988 52 Lovers 11
José Carroll Thumb Palm Switch double, one card stolen
1988 52 Lovers 130
José Carroll Impossible Color Changes introduction
Also published here 1988 52 Lovers 33
José Carroll Reflections four Aces change six times, Universal Card plot with Aces
Also published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 9
José Carroll All Backs - The Creation handling for beginning and end, tarot cards
Also published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 22
José Carroll Card Pages deck of cards changes into notebook
Also published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 29
José Carroll Crystal Transposition
  • Impossible Transpositions A)
black card in glass, two cards in hand
Inspired byAlso published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 32
José Carroll Transposition at the point of no return
  • Impossible Transpositions B)
cards with one and two hatpins in it
Inspired byAlso published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 34
José Carroll Handling with Help, or Handy Handlings double card handlings with open additional card
Also published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 37
José Carroll The Card-Calculator ambitious card, card to number, stop trick, card folded to calculator
Also published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 47
José Carroll Oil and Water in a Wine Glass vertical, 4&4, one color disappears as climax
VariationsAlso published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 59
José Carroll Flying Aces gaffed
Also published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 73
José Carroll Cannibals! elaborate routine involving fake mustache and teeth, half eaten cards...
Also published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 85
José Carroll Mir...ages reflection of chosen cards appears on four mirrors
Also published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 102
José Carroll Through the Looking Glass face of card is transferred into card shaped mirror leaving a blank card behind
Also published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 106
José Carroll Illusion, Reality and Magic mirror turns to glass, card appears in mirror
Also published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 105
José Carroll Triple Tack...er three selections nailed to board, when deck is thrown towards it
Also published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 110
Douglas Cameron Check It Out mentioning lost tricks in the literature
Related to 1991 Profile (Issue 4) 10
José Carroll, Alexander de Cova Card Steal from Glass to behind wallet
Related to 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 58
Christian Scherer Ehrgeiziger geht es nicht mehr ambitious card sequence with torn corner
Related to 1997 Karten à la carte 74
Alexander de Cova Perfect 9-Card-Monte with three-card-monte intro
Inspired by 1998 Secrets No. 2 33
Roberto Giobbi, José Carroll Flash Transposition three indifferent cards change places with three of the four aces
Inspired by 2000 Card College — Volume 4 855
José Carroll Cambio de Color del Pañuelo with two thumb tips
2003 La Magia Española del Siglo XX 243
Miguel Ajo Suit aparition - "La dulce aparición" thoughts and analysis on Pepe Carroll's Suit Appearance
Inspired by 2009 El Manuscrito (Vol. 2 No. 9) 234
Román García Agua y Aceite ideas the faro fan for Oil and Water
  • Evaporación y condensación (à la Carroll, one color vanishes and reappears)
  • Agitación
Inspired by 2010 Nanomagias 138
Román García El Muro de Cristal four cards signed on the back, through transparent handkerchief, covered with postcard
Inspired byRelated to
  • Gabi Pareras' "Ases clandestino" in "Sequencias"
2010 Nanomagias 165
Denis Behr, José Carroll Suit Surprise with credit information on the plot
Inspired by 2011 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 2 65
José Carroll, Iván Mora Card Switch as a force, spread on table
2013 Magia Demente 48
Harry Lorayne Thirteen's Closer transformation kicker of suit
Related to 2015 JawDroppers! 52
José Carroll The Card in the Glass card in glass changes
2016 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 6
Vanni Bossi Card under Glass Production cards appear under glass several times
Inspired by 2016 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 6
Joaquín Matas El "Nonile" (El Incauto Tramposo) 9 card monte
Inspired by 2016 A Fuego Lento — Volumen II 93
José Carroll, Gabi Pareras, Antonio Romero Bill Switch 100 bill switch, different way of folding the bill
2016 A Fuego Lento — Volumen II 220
Amílkar Riega Bello Goodbye, Adopted Father about José Carroll
Also published here
  • La Dama Inquieta, May 2004
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 9
Camilo Vázquez Three Photos about José Carroll
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 10
José Franco Mnemonicosis on José Carroll's own memorized stack
  • 1. Spelling
  • 2. Poker
  • 3. Poker - Gin Rummy
  • 4. Dai Vernon's Poker Formula
  • The Shift from a Stacked Deck to a Symmetrical Deck
  • 5. The Great Coincidence
  • Author's Note
Related toAlso published here
  • The MMS Circular, No. 67, July 1980
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 25
José Franco The Presentation II
  • Theme Types
  • The Advantages of the Theme
  • Theme-Related Circumstances
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 36
José Carroll Three Little Things about writing articles for the Circular
Also published here
  • The MMS Circular, No. 88, Apr. 1982
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 41
José Carroll Seven Travelers, Four Cities, One Magic about a US tour with Juan Antón, Antón López, Juan Tamariz and wife
  • New York
Also published here
  • The MMS Circular, No. 89, May 1982
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 42
José Carroll Seven Travelers II
  • Las Vegas
  • The Hotel
  • The Reception of the Congress Participants
  • The Opening Gala
  • The Contest
  • Siegfried and Roy's Show
  • Impromptu Magic (Roger Klause & Mike Skinner)
  • The Vernon-Slydini Talk
  • Close-up Galas (Michael Ammar, David Williamson)
  • The Final Gala
  • Magic in the Corridors
  • Compliments for the End
Also published here
  • The MMS Circular, No. 90, June 1982
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 45
José Carroll The Seven Travelers III Los Angeles & Magic Castle
Also published here
  • The MMS Circular, No. 91, July 1982
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 49
José Carroll Beauty and Ugliness presentation for two-card transposition
Also published here
  • The MMS Circular, No. 110, Feb. 1984
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 55
José Carroll One Gaze
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 56
José Carroll Colombia, or the Discovery of America
  • (1) The City of Bogotá or "Working Your Ass Off, Man"
  • (2) Cartagena or The Hard Life of an Artist
  • (3) Bogotá. The National Theater or The Incredible Success
  • (4) Juanito's Trip to Mexico or See You Soon!
  • (5) Call or The Budding Fifteen-Year-Old Girls
  • (6) Medellín or If Only It Had Been Friday!
  • (7) Videos or A Little Bit of Everything
    • The Magic of David Copperfield
    • Magic with the Stars
    • Doug Henning's Magic World
  • (8) San Andrés or A Few Boring Days
  • (9) The El Dorado Airport or The Sad Goodbye
Also published here
  • The MMS Circular, No. 119, Nov. 1984
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 57
José Carroll About Verbal Presentation
Also published here
  • The MMS Circular, No. 125, May 1985
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 63
José Carroll The Five Senses examples on how the spectator's senses are provoked
  • Taste
  • Touch
  • Hearing
  • Smell
Also published here
  • The MMS Circular, No. 132, Dec. 1985
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 65
José Carroll Conflicts
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 70
José Carroll Impossible Color Changes introduction
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 84
José Carroll The Card in the Glass No. A), card put in wine glass changes
  • Variation (unload on the deck)
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 84
José Carroll The Card Wrapped in Cellophane No. B)
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 88
José Carroll The Card Pierced by a Hatpin No. C)
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 90
José Carroll The "Crystal Clear" Transposition
  • Impossible Transpositions A)
black card in glass, two cards in hand
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 92
José Carroll A Transposition on the Verge of the Impossible
  • Impossible Transpositions B)
cards with one and two hatpins in it
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 93
José Carroll Reflections four Aces change six times, Universal Card plot with Aces
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 95
José Carroll All Backs, or the Creation handling for beginning and end, tarot cards
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 105
José Carroll Card Pages deck of cards changes into notebook
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 108
José Carroll The Economical Double Lift - and Something More D'Amico replacement
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 112
José Carroll Variants handling for unloading and inserting card for ambitious card routine
  • The first one
  • The second move
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 113
José Carroll Handlings with Help, or Handy Handlings double card handlings with open additional card
  • First: "The Assisted Snap"
  • Second: "Assisted Nail Twist"
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 116
José Carroll Torn Ambition ambitious card has a corner torn off, is torn and restored at the end (minus corner)
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 122
Wesley James, José Carroll Coming Up in the World adaption of the move
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 126
José Carroll The Cardculator ambitious card, card to number, stop trick, card folded to calculator
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 130
José Carroll Triumph with Fans in the hands
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 138
José Carroll Red and Black full act, cards turn blank (pips fall off), red and black gloves change to white
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 144
José Carroll Oil and Water in a Wine Glass vertical, 4&4, one color disappears as climax
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 155
José Carroll Travelers through the Card Case signed Aces from cased deck to four pockets
  • Variations
    • The First Variation
    • The Second Version (The Lightning Version)
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 166
José Carroll The Glass Wall cards through newpaper with transparent sheet
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 179
José Carroll Blackbacked Card invisible through transparent sheet
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 179
José Carroll Thumb Palm Switch double, one card stolen
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 183
José Carroll Flying Aces gaffed
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 188
José Carroll The Unwary Cheater, or the Nine-Card Monte ungaffed
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 198
S. W. Erdnase, José Carroll Erdnase Palm Handling here with small packet
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 201
José Carroll Suit Appearance suit produced, changed to other chosen suit
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 206
Bill Simon, José Carroll Swivel Cut Production
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 208
José Carroll Instructions signed card appears bound in spiral-bound booklet
Related toAlso published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 218
José Carroll Cannibals! elaborate routine involving fake mustache and teeth, half eaten cards...
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 223
José Carroll Through the Looking Glass introduction
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 236
José Carroll Mir...ages
  • First Routine
reflection of chosen cards appears on four mirrors
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 237
José Carroll Through the Looking-Glass
  • Second Routine
face of card is transferred into card shaped mirror leaving a blank card behind
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 239
José Carroll Illusion, Reality, and Magic
  • Third Routine
mirror turns to glass, card appears in mirror
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 240
José Carroll The Triple Tacker three selections nailed to board, when deck is thrown towards it
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 242
José Carroll Poosha D'Poosha multi-phase routine
Inspired by
  • routine in "Hold-out Miracles" (Jack Miller)
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 250
José Carroll Preliminary Techniques
  • 1. The Loading of the Thumb Tip into the Left Hand
  • 2. The Insertion of the Handkerchief into the Thumb Tip
  • 3. The Stealing of the Loaded Thumb Tip from the Left Hand
  • 4. The Showing of the Hands
    • Before the vanish
    • After the vanish
  • 5. The Reappearance of the Handkerchief
  • 6. Color Change
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 250
José Carroll The FISM-winning Act: His Magic Touch! written by Luis Alberto Iglesias, FISM 1988 act, intro
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 262
José Carroll The hip-flask deck drink poured from deck
Related to
  • Magic up do Date, W.H.J. Shaw, 1896
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 264
José Carroll The Entradita packet of cards changed into dollar bills
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 265
José Carroll "Instructions" how the routine is incorporated into the FISM act
Related to 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 266
José Carroll Ambitious Aces
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 267
José Carroll Rollover Aces with color-changing back kicker
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 269
José Carroll Gaylord Ravenal - The Dice-Stacking Routine written by Luis Alberto Iglesias, story presentation, multi-phase routine
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 274
Alberto Inquieto Pepe Carroll's Humor about José Carroll's jokes and one-liners
  • Famous Catchphrases
  • Miscellaneous Jokes
  • Pick-up Lines
  • Audience-Teasers
  • Jokes about Hair Loss
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 286