Card Stars of the U.S.A.

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[[Card Stars of the U.S.A.]] was chapter XIX in [[Greater Magic]] by [[John Northern Hilliard]].  In this chapter the author considered included what he considered the greatest in the country at the time:
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[[Card Stars of the U.S.A.]] was chapter XIX in [[Greater Magic]] by [[John Northern Hilliard]].  In this chapter, Hilliard concluded what he considered the greatest card magicians in the country at the time. The contents of Chapter XII Card Stars of the USA included:
 
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Contents of Chapter XII Card Stars of he USA:
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*I. [[Theodore Annemann]]
 
*I. [[Theodore Annemann]]
 
**1. The Princess Trick
 
**1. The Princess Trick
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== Card Stars in 1955==
 
== Card Stars in 1955==
In 1955 [[Jay Marshall]], the editor of the New Phoenix, took a poll of the ten surviving Card Stars to survey the six surviving members of  "Card Stars of the U.S.A." to select four more. [[Dr. Jacob Daley]] was selected posthumously). There four new card stars were:  
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In 1955, [[Jay Marshall]], the editor of the New Phoenix, took a poll from the six surviving members of  "Card Stars of the U.S.A." to select four more. . There four new card stars were:  
 
* [[Charlie Miller]]
 
* [[Charlie Miller]]
 
* [[Ed Marlo]]
 
* [[Ed Marlo]]
 
* [[Paul LePaul]]
 
* [[Paul LePaul]]
 
* [[Francis Carlyle]]
 
* [[Francis Carlyle]]
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[[Dr. Jacob Daley]] was selected posthumously and the runner-up was [[Bill Simon]].<ref>[[New Phoenix]] no. 328, July 1955, page 123.</ref>
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== Card Stars in 1985 ==
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On page 301 of [[Richard's Almanac]] Vol. 03 (Summer 1985 or Collected Almanac) [[Richard Kaufman]] suggests updating the "top ten" card stars as only two of those listed were still alive. His suggested list was:
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Dai Vernon, [[Larry Jennings]], [[Derek Dingle]], [[Michael Skinner]], [[Bro. John Hamman]], Ed Marlo, Charlie Miller, [[Darwin Ortiz]], [[Jerry Andrus]], and [[Daryl]].
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== References ==
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* [http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=45480&page=1 Card Stars Of the U. S. A. 21st Century poll on Genii Forum ]
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* [http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=246423 Card Stars for the 2010's poll on Genii Forum]
  
The runner up was [[Bill Simon]].
 
  
[[New Phoenix]] no. 328, July 1955, page 123.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 22:44, 8 June 2011

Card Stars of the U.S.A. was chapter XIX in Greater Magic by John Northern Hilliard. In this chapter, Hilliard concluded what he considered the greatest card magicians in the country at the time. The contents of Chapter XII Card Stars of the USA included:

  • I. Theodore Annemann
    • 1. The Princess Trick
    • 2. The Five Card Stabbing Mystery
  • II. Al Baker
    • 1. Red-Black Detection
    • 2. Mysterious Divination
  • III. Cardini
    • 1. The Cardini Ace Trick
    • Cardini's Multiple Shift (Overhand Shuffle Style)
    • 2. Cardini Method of Backhand Production of Cards
  • IV. S. Leo Horowitz
    • 1. A Psychological Discovery
    • 2. The Magic Tunnel
  • V. Stewart Judah
    • The Three Heap
    • 2. The Guessing Game
  • VI. Nate Leipzig
    • 1. Five Hands
    • Poker-Hand Switch
    • 2. The Sympathetic Clubs
  • VII. William H. McCaffrey
    • 1. The Prize Winner
    • 2. The Telephone Trick
  • VIII. Paul Rosini
    • 1. Everywhere and Nowhere
    • 2. A Great Location Trick
  • IX. John Scarne
    • 1. The Card in the Wallet
    • 2. The Transposed Cards
  • X. Dai Vernon
    • 1. Do As I Do
    • 2. Follow the Leader

Card Stars in 1955

In 1955, Jay Marshall, the editor of the New Phoenix, took a poll from the six surviving members of "Card Stars of the U.S.A." to select four more. . There four new card stars were:

Dr. Jacob Daley was selected posthumously and the runner-up was Bill Simon.[1]

Card Stars in 1985

On page 301 of Richard's Almanac Vol. 03 (Summer 1985 or Collected Almanac) Richard Kaufman suggests updating the "top ten" card stars as only two of those listed were still alive. His suggested list was: Dai Vernon, Larry Jennings, Derek Dingle, Michael Skinner, Bro. John Hamman, Ed Marlo, Charlie Miller, Darwin Ortiz, Jerry Andrus, and Daryl.

References

  1. New Phoenix no. 328, July 1955, page 123.
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