Call to the Colors

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[[Call to the Colors]] is a classic plot in card magic in which the magician is able to deal any color he chooses.
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'''Call to the Colors''' is a classic plot in card magic in which the magician is able to deal any color he chooses. From a shuffled deck, the magician deals out the cards into red-black order, then red-red-black-black, then red-red-red-black-black-black, finally in any combination called by the spectator.
  
In "Card Magic for Amateurs and Professionals", Bill Simon says he based his routine on a principle by [[John Scarne]] used in "Scarne Card Puzzle". He also mentions that [[Cardini]] previously introduced a similar effect.
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In "Card Magic for Amateurs and Professionals", Bill Simon says he based his routine on a principle by [[John Scarne]] used in "Scarne Card Puzzle" published in [[Controlled Miracles]] (1949). He also mentions that [[Cardini]] previously introduced a similar effect.
  
 
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== Published versions ==
* Card Magic for Amateurs and Professionals by Bill Simon (1952)
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* ''Call to the Colors'' in Card Magic for Amateurs and Professionals by [[Bill Simon]] (ex [[Effective Card Magic]], 1952)
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Latest revision as of 17:08, 13 November 2012

Call to the Colors is a classic plot in card magic in which the magician is able to deal any color he chooses. From a shuffled deck, the magician deals out the cards into red-black order, then red-red-black-black, then red-red-red-black-black-black, finally in any combination called by the spectator.

In "Card Magic for Amateurs and Professionals", Bill Simon says he based his routine on a principle by John Scarne used in "Scarne Card Puzzle" published in Controlled Miracles (1949). He also mentions that Cardini previously introduced a similar effect.

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