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Herb credited [[Dai Vernon]] for changing his outlook on magic which was described in the [[Vernon Chronicles]].
 
Herb credited [[Dai Vernon]] for changing his outlook on magic which was described in the [[Vernon Chronicles]].
  
Herb is most noted for his Zarrow Shuffle which he originally called "Full Deck False Shuffle." This
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Herb is most noted for his Zarrow Shuffle which he originally called "Full Deck False Shuffle" around 1940. This
sleight has been called one of the best card discoveries of the 20th century. The Shuffle and it's history were the cover story of the [[Genii 2008 February]] issue.
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sleight has been called one of the best card discoveries of the 20th century. [[Persi Diaconis]] in his introduction to Dai Vernon's Revelations wrote: "Zarrow's shuffle may very well be the single most important practical card move invented since Erdnase."  The Shuffle and it's history were the cover story of the [[Genii 2008 February]] issue.
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Herb Zarrow on the Zarrow Shuffle
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He also invented: Herb Zarrow's Switch Change (in Tarbell Seven_, Herb Zarrow's Trapeze, Herb Zarrow Retention Pass, Zarrow Block Addition, Starfish Copper/Silver (in [[CoinMagic]] by Richard Kaufman), Matched Revolvers, Universal Count Grip (which appeared in the September 1995 issue of [[M-U-M]]) , Zarrow's Revolving Aces. Mr. Zarrow was also the first to create a Double and Multiple Buckle.
 
He also invented: Herb Zarrow's Switch Change (in Tarbell Seven_, Herb Zarrow's Trapeze, Herb Zarrow Retention Pass, Zarrow Block Addition, Starfish Copper/Silver (in [[CoinMagic]] by Richard Kaufman), Matched Revolvers, Universal Count Grip (which appeared in the September 1995 issue of [[M-U-M]]) , Zarrow's Revolving Aces. Mr. Zarrow was also the first to create a Double and Multiple Buckle.
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== Honors and Awards ==
 
== Honors and Awards ==
  
* Member Of The Inner Magic Circle,
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* Member Of The Inner Magic Circle
 
* 1998 Louie Award
 
* 1998 Louie Award
 
* Honorary Life Member of the [[Society of American Magicians]]
 
* Honorary Life Member of the [[Society of American Magicians]]
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* 2001 Guest Of Honor at [[Fechter's Finger flicking Frolic]]
 
* 2001 Guest Of Honor at [[Fechter's Finger flicking Frolic]]
 
* Cover of [[The Linking Ring]] (April 2001)
 
* Cover of [[The Linking Ring]] (April 2001)
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==References==
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* http://www.magictimes.com/archives/2001/2001-04-25-spotlight.htm
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zarrow_shuffle

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Herb Zarrow (November 4, 1925 - May 11, 2008) was an American magician, born in Paterson, New Jersey. He was influential in the profession for his inventions of unique sleight of hand and card tricks. His skills are held in the highest regard in professional magicians' circles.

Herb credited Dai Vernon for changing his outlook on magic which was described in the Vernon Chronicles.

Herb is most noted for his Zarrow Shuffle which he originally called "Full Deck False Shuffle" around 1940. This sleight has been called one of the best card discoveries of the 20th century. Persi Diaconis in his introduction to Dai Vernon's Revelations wrote: "Zarrow's shuffle may very well be the single most important practical card move invented since Erdnase." The Shuffle and it's history were the cover story of the Genii 2008 February issue.

Herb Zarrow on the Zarrow Shuffle

He also invented: Herb Zarrow's Switch Change (in Tarbell Seven_, Herb Zarrow's Trapeze, Herb Zarrow Retention Pass, Zarrow Block Addition, Starfish Copper/Silver (in CoinMagic by Richard Kaufman), Matched Revolvers, Universal Count Grip (which appeared in the September 1995 issue of M-U-M) , Zarrow's Revolving Aces. Mr. Zarrow was also the first to create a Double and Multiple Buckle.

Mr. Zarrow contributed many routines and sleights to publications including the Tarbell Course, Modern Coin Magic, The Linking Ring which included his award-winning routine "Matched Revolvers" which appeared in the July 1977 issue.

Zarrow appeared on the April, 2001 cover of The Linking Ring after being honored at the 2001 annual Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolic convention for a lifetime of contributions and achievements.

Honors and Awards


References