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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:

Contents of Chapter XII Card Stars of he USA:

  • 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 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:

The runner up was Bill Simon.

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