Cannibal Cards

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[[Cannibal Cards]] is a classic plot on card magic developed by [[Lin Searles]] and marketed in 1959 where cards disappear when sandwiched between other cards (e.g. "eaten" by the "cannibal" cards.)
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[[Cannibal Cards]] is a classic plot in card magic developed by [[Lin Searles]], marketed in [[1959]], where cards disappear when sandwiched between other cards (that is, they are "eaten" by the "cannibal" cards.) The original routine uses gimmicked cards, which eat various small objects (such as a paper clip) in addition to other cards.
  
Later magicians began developing sleight of hand versions. Roy Walton recognized that Alex Elmsley's "Repulsive Aces" could be used to perform Cannibal Cards.
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Later, magicians began developing sleight of hand versions. The prototypical version first published with credit to [[Matt Corin]] in [[Kabbala]] #1 (1971).
  
== Variations ==
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In a footnote within [[The Legendary Kabbala]] (1998), Racherbaumer cites that Corin learned this routine from [[Sam Schwartz]], who at the time had not yet published it. Fulves eventually published it as "A.E.-I.O.U" in Epilogue #14 (March - 1972).  Corin demonstrated it to Racherbaumer during the I.B.M. Convention in 1971 and it was subsequently published in Kabbala.
* [[The Devil's Playthings]] by [[Roy Walton]]. (1969)
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* [[Matt Corin]] in [[Kabbala]] #1 (1971)
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[[Wesley James]], however, claims that he demonstrated his creation to Matt Corin before it was published in Kabbala. (See James' "The Magical Record and Thoughts" or  Epilogue Special No. 4, 1976)
* [[Bob Stencel]]'s in [[Pallbearers Review]] December 1972  
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* [[Ed Marlo]] in [[Linking Ring]] Vol. 55, 02, feb, 1975, p. 73
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[[Roy Walton]] recognized that [[Alex Elmsley]]'s ''Repulsive Aces'' could be used to perform  Cannibal Cards. See page 229-233 in [[The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley]], Vol. 1 (1991)
* W.J's. Ascanio and Cannibal Cards by [[Wesley James]] in [[Epilogue]] Special No. 4 (1976)
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* The Ascanio Spread (1976)
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== Publications ==
* [[Drawing Room Deceptions]] by [[Guy Hollingworth]] (1999)
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* [[The Devil's Playthings]] by [[Roy Walton]] (1969).
* Cardivore by [[Jay Sankey]] in DVD Revolutionary Card Magic (2004)
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* [[Matt Corin]] in [[Kabbala]] #1 (1971).
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* [[Sam Schwartz]] "A.E.-I.O.U" in Epilogue #14 (March - 1972),
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* [[Bob Stencel]]'s in [[Pallbearers Review]] December 1972.
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* [[Ed Marlo]] in [[Linking Ring]] Vol. 55, No. 02, feb, 1975, p. 73.
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* Cannibal Cards by [[Wesley James]] (which includes Bob Fitch idea of also vanishing a coin from between two cards) in [[Epilogue]] Special No. 4 (1976).
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* Elmsley's Cannibals in [[Epilogue]] Special No. 4 (1976).
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* [[The Ascanio Spread (book)]] (1976) written by Jon Racherbaumer.
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* Cannibal Act by [[Walt Lees]] (1981)
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* [[Drawing Room Deceptions]] by [[Guy Hollingworth]] (1999).
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* Cardivore by [[Jay Sankey]] in DVD Revolutionary Card Magic (2004).
 
* [[Jean-Jacques Sanvert]] did a version for his FISM act. See [[The Lost Pages of Kabbala]] by [[Jon Racherbaumer]], page 47, ''Cannibals French Style'', 1981.
 
* [[Jean-Jacques Sanvert]] did a version for his FISM act. See [[The Lost Pages of Kabbala]] by [[Jon Racherbaumer]], page 47, ''Cannibals French Style'', 1981.
  
 
[[Category:Card Plots]]
 
[[Category:Card Plots]]

Latest revision as of 01:26, 24 April 2011

Cannibal Cards is a classic plot in card magic developed by Lin Searles, marketed in 1959, where cards disappear when sandwiched between other cards (that is, they are "eaten" by the "cannibal" cards.) The original routine uses gimmicked cards, which eat various small objects (such as a paper clip) in addition to other cards.

Later, magicians began developing sleight of hand versions. The prototypical version first published with credit to Matt Corin in Kabbala #1 (1971).

In a footnote within The Legendary Kabbala (1998), Racherbaumer cites that Corin learned this routine from Sam Schwartz, who at the time had not yet published it. Fulves eventually published it as "A.E.-I.O.U" in Epilogue #14 (March - 1972). Corin demonstrated it to Racherbaumer during the I.B.M. Convention in 1971 and it was subsequently published in Kabbala.

Wesley James, however, claims that he demonstrated his creation to Matt Corin before it was published in Kabbala. (See James' "The Magical Record and Thoughts" or Epilogue Special No. 4, 1976)

Roy Walton recognized that Alex Elmsley's Repulsive Aces could be used to perform Cannibal Cards. See page 229-233 in The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley, Vol. 1 (1991)

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