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SWITCH: Unfolding the $100 Bill Change

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SWITCH: Unfolding the $100 Bill Change
AuthorJohn Lovick
PublisherMurphy's Magic Supplies
IllustratorTony Dunn & John Lovick
Publication Date2006
LanguageEnglish
Pages346
 

SWITCH: Unfolding the $100 Bill Change by John Lovick (copyright 2006 by Murphy's Magic Supplies) is a 346 page book featuring dozens and dozens of handlings, techniques, and variations on that routine, contributed by many of the most respected creators and performers in magic.

The work was a labor of love for Mr. Lovick, who compiled and edited the overwhelming amount of material for years.

That labor certainly paid off, as "SWITCH", widely-hailed from the moment of its appearance, immediately became, and is likely to remain, THE go-to source regarding this classic trick.

Reviewed in Genii 2006 February.

Contents

Part I: History and Theory

  • Page 3: Chapter 1: A History of the Bill Change
  • Page 9: Chapter 2: Performance Issues and Answers
    • Page 9: To Tip or Not to Tip?
    • Page 11: "Bill Switch" or "Bill Change"?
    • Page 11: What's the Best Way to Learn the Bill Switch?
    • Page 13: Fast or Slow?
    • Page 14: Do You Justify the Folding?
    • Page 15: Is There a Magic Moment?
    • Page 16: Can You Create Belief, or Do People Always Know You Merely Switch Bills?
    • Page 17: Any Final Thoughts?

Part II - Thumbtip Switch Handlings and Techniques

  • Page 21: Chapter 3: Thumbtip Tips
    • Page 21: Thumbtip Origins
    • Page 21: Thumbtip Varieties
    • Page 22: Thumbtip Size and Color
    • Page 23: Thumbtip Technique
    • Page 24: Concealing the Thumbtip
  • Page 26: Chapter 4: Standard Handlings
  • Page 40: Chapter 5: Thumbtip Switch Variations
  • Page 56: Chapter 6: Utility Moves, Techniques, and Finesses
    • Page 56: Miscellaneous Advice
    • Page 57: Prefolding the Bill
    • Page 58: Stealing the Thumbtip
    • Page 62: Turnaround and Turnover Moves
    • Page 66: Display Subtleties
    • Page 67: Switching Actions
    • Page 72: Securing the Thumbtip
    • Page 72: The Handout
    • Page 73: Ditching the Thumbtip

Part III - Tipless Switch Handlings and Techniques

  • Page 79: Chapter 7: Tipless Handlings
  • Page 85: Chapter 8: Tipless Switch Variations
  • Page 97: Chapter 9: Tipless Utility Moves, Techniques, and Finesses
    • Page 97: Stealing the Extra Bill
    • Page 99: Add-on Moves
    • Page 103: Miscellaneous Items
    • Page 107: Tipless Turnaround and Turnover Moves
    • Page 117: Cleaning Up

Part IV - Miscellaneous Handlings, Methods, and Routines

  • Page 123: Chapter 10: Palm-up Handlings
  • Page 144: Chapter 11: Multiple Switch Methods and Routines
    • Page 144: Richie's Double Bill Switch (Richard Sanders)
    • Page 146: Three Fold (Richard Sanders)
    • Page 146: Around the World in 80 Dollars (David Acer)
    • Page 147: The Full-show Double Bill Change (Rod Chow)
    • Page 151: The Chameleon Bill (Bill Goldman)
    • Page 153: Foreign Affair (Gregory Wilson)
    • Page 154: Take Five (Gregory Wilson)
    • Page 155: Illegal Tender (Gregory Wilson)
  • Page 157: Chapter 12: Miscellaneous Methods
    • Page 157: Self-contained Bill Change
    • Page 159: The Grip Change (Dave Gripenwaldt)
    • Page 162: The Melt Change (Rod Chow)
    • Page 166: Instant Transmutation (Rod Chow)
    • Page 170: Le Petit Prince (Nourdine)
    • Page 174: The Fastest Bill Switch (Juan Pablo Ibañez)

Part V - Routines

  • Page 181: Chapter 13: $1 to $100 Routines
  • Page 193: Chapter 14: Mis-made Routines
  • Page 207: Chapter 15: Impossible Location Routines
  • Page 235: Chapter 17: Torn and Restored Routines
  • Page 241: Chapter 18: Miscellaneous Routines
    • Page 241: Change for a Twenty (Scotty York)
    • Page 243: Any Bill Called For (Jason Randal)
    • Page 245: Travelling Expenses (Jay Sankey)
    • Page 246: Houdini and the Hudson River (Gaëtan Bloom)
    • Page 248: Internal Switch (Jon Allen)
    • Page 249: Curious George (Gregory Wilson)
    • Page 251: Exchange Rate (Thom Peterson)
    • Page 252: Fast Forward (Richard Sanders)
    • Page 253: Tax Bill (Gregory Wilson & Dave Gripenwaldt)
    • Page 255: Tip for Tat (Marvyn Roy)
    • Page 256: Das Kapital (Steve Mayhew)
    • Page 258: Quadradical Currency (Jamy Ian Swiss)
    • Page 262: Trust Me (Robert E Neale)
    • Page 264: Counterfeit (Gary Kurtz)
    • Page 266: Front Money (Gregory Wilson)
    • Page 268: Completely Legal Counterfeit (Gregory Wilson)
    • Page 269: Shred of Evidence (Eric Maurin)
    • Page 270: Blank (Nathan Kranzo)
    • Page 271: Reality Check (Nathan Kranzo)
    • Page 273: Wrapper's Delight (Max Maven)
    • Page 275: Do Not Fold (Jay Sankey)
    • Page 277: Up Front and Back Down (Gregory Wilson)
    • Page 278: Picturesque (David Acer)
    • Page 279: Memento (Jon Allen)
    • Page 282: Reversal of Fortune (Tony Chapek, Michael Weber, Mike Powers)

Part VI - Additional Ideas, Presentations, and Routines

  • Page 287: Chapter 19: Miscellaneous Ideas
    • Page 287: Giving Away Money
    • Page 289: One in a Million (Stevie Ray Christian)
    • Page 290: Gift Certificates, Coupons, Keno, Lotto, etc.
    • Page 290: Ma Bill (Michael Weber)
    • Page 290: Origami
    • Page 291: Benjagami (Gregory Wilson)
    • Page 291: George Washington's Special Talent
    • Page 291: Norm Barnhart
    • Page 292: Faux Flaw (Gregory Wilson)
    • Page 292: Drinker's PSA (Jim Artle)
    • Page 293: Torn & Restored Misunderstanding (Michael Weber)
    • Page 293: Drawn Instead of Quartered (Ron Bauer)
    • Page 294: Picture Perfect (Brian Campbell)
  • Page 295: Chapter 20: Bill Productions
    • Page 295: Money for Nothing (Gregory Wilson)
    • Page 297: The World's Fastest Bill Appearance (Rod Chow)
    • Page 299: Flash Bill (Ralf Gagel)
  • Page 302: Chapter 21: Bill Vanishes
  • Page 309: Chapter 22: Non-bill Ideas and Routines

Part VII - Appendices

  • Page 325: Appendix A: Interesting Money Facts
    • Page 325: Historical and Quotidian Information
    • Page 326: Symbols and Phrases on Back of the Dollar
  • Page 328: Appendix B: US Laws Regarding Currency
    • Page 328: Defacing Currency
    • Page 328: Reproducing Currency
    • Page 328: Counterfeiting Currency
  • Page 330: Appendix C: All Things Bill Change
    • Page 330: Billet Switches and Bill Tears
    • Page 331: Bill Changes
    • Page 332: Self-contained Bill Changes
    • Page 332: "Flash" Changes
    • Page 333: Transposition Routines
    • Page 334: Changing a Stack of Bills
    • Page 335: Miscellaneous Books, Routines, Gimmicks, etc


  • Page 341: Index

References

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