Paul Harris effects not included in AoA

From MagicPedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
m
 
(7 intermediate revisions by 2 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
''Paul Harris effects not included in the compilation [[Art of Astonishment]]'':
+
'''Paul Harris effects not included in the compilation''' [[Art of Astonishment]], either because they could not get the rights, was replaced by a similar effect or decided it just wasn't good enough to include:
 
+
 
* [[Magic of Paul Harris]] (1976)  
 
* [[Magic of Paul Harris]] (1976)  
**[[Joker Poker]] - Joker Poker was left out because it was an earlier version of [[Color Stunner]] and in fact was not even supposed to have been included in in "Magic of Paul Harris"(some kind of editing error). Eric Mead argued that the patter to Joker Poker was good enough for its inclusion, but was voted down. Color Stunner is a far superior handling so it won out, but the script for Joker Poker is worth a look. Some re-working of Joker Poker's patter tied to the Color Stunner method could be a terrific opening effect.
+
**[[Joker Poker]] - Joker Poker was left out because it was an earlier version of [[Color Stunner]] and in fact was not even supposed to have been included in in [[Magic of Paul Harris]](some kind of editing error). Eric Mead argued that the patter to Joker Poker was good enough for its inclusion, but was voted down. Color Stunner is a far superior handling so it won out, but the script for Joker Poker is worth a look. Some re-working of Joker Poker's patter tied to the Color Stunner method could be a terrific opening effect.
 
** [[The Mystery of the Inner Aces]] - Thread selected cards are found sandwiched between the 4 aces in the deck.
 
** [[The Mystery of the Inner Aces]] - Thread selected cards are found sandwiched between the 4 aces in the deck.
 
** [[Press]] - This is a quickie that Paul used as a follow-up to "Inner Aces" Three selected cards are placed together in one packet and dropped face down onto the face-up 4 aces. The magician presses down on the backs of the cards and in a flash the back of the top selected add is seen to have changed into a face-up ace. The cards are spared and it is revealed that the 3 selected cards now alternate e with the aces.
 
** [[Press]] - This is a quickie that Paul used as a follow-up to "Inner Aces" Three selected cards are placed together in one packet and dropped face down onto the face-up 4 aces. The magician presses down on the backs of the cards and in a flash the back of the top selected add is seen to have changed into a face-up ace. The cards are spared and it is revealed that the 3 selected cards now alternate e with the aces.
 
** [[Transfusion Confusion]] - An unknown card is openly placed inside of an empty card case and set aside. A second card is selected, signed, and torn into quarters. The pieces are cut into the center of the deck. After a magical pass with the card case, the pack is spread to reveal one face-down card. It is removed and shown to be the signed card completely restored, but the card in the case is opened to show that it has fallen apart into 4 pieces.
 
** [[Transfusion Confusion]] - An unknown card is openly placed inside of an empty card case and set aside. A second card is selected, signed, and torn into quarters. The pieces are cut into the center of the deck. After a magical pass with the card case, the pack is spread to reveal one face-down card. It is removed and shown to be the signed card completely restored, but the card in the case is opened to show that it has fallen apart into 4 pieces.
 +
 
* [[Paul Harris Reveals Some of His Most Intimate Secrets]] (1976)  
 
* [[Paul Harris Reveals Some of His Most Intimate Secrets]] (1976)  
 
** [[X-Press]]
 
** [[X-Press]]
Line 11: Line 11:
 
** [[Tap Dancing Finale]]
 
** [[Tap Dancing Finale]]
 
** [[Air of Mystery]]. A very interesting attempt to simplify a Vanishing Deck using a gaff that can be set up on the fly. Paul felt that while Air of Mystery was an interesting idea and pushed the creative envelope...that overall when compared to the Vanishing deck it just didn't hold up in terms of practical, in the trenches, convenience.
 
** [[Air of Mystery]]. A very interesting attempt to simplify a Vanishing Deck using a gaff that can be set up on the fly. Paul felt that while Air of Mystery was an interesting idea and pushed the creative envelope...that overall when compared to the Vanishing deck it just didn't hold up in terms of practical, in the trenches, convenience.
 +
 
* [[Supermagic]] (1977)  
 
* [[Supermagic]] (1977)  
 
** [[The Library Card]] - A signed card and a page in a book switch places.  
 
** [[The Library Card]] - A signed card and a page in a book switch places.  
 
** [[Easy royal]] - Based on Derek Dingle's routing in Afterthoughts by Harry Lorayne. A spectator names an ace while the magician removes 4 cards. Each one is shown to be the selected Ace. The cards are then dealt face-down displaying not four but five cards which are flipped over to reveal a Royal flush in spades.
 
** [[Easy royal]] - Based on Derek Dingle's routing in Afterthoughts by Harry Lorayne. A spectator names an ace while the magician removes 4 cards. Each one is shown to be the selected Ace. The cards are then dealt face-down displaying not four but five cards which are flipped over to reveal a Royal flush in spades.
 
** Two routines by J.C. Wagner: Honest John's Ace Assembly and Twisted Collectors.  
 
** Two routines by J.C. Wagner: Honest John's Ace Assembly and Twisted Collectors.  
 +
 
* [[Las Vegas Close Up]] (1978)  
 
* [[Las Vegas Close Up]] (1978)  
 +
** [[Pen-Ultimate*]]
 +
** [[The Hard Way]]
 +
 
* [[Close-Up Entertainer]] (1979)  
 
* [[Close-Up Entertainer]] (1979)  
 +
** [[The P.H. Switch]]
 +
** [[A Force]]
 +
** [[P.U.S.H.]]
 +
** [[The Acapulco Thinker]]
 +
** [[A Card In the Hand Is Worth Two In the Deck]]
 +
 
* [[Close Up Fantasies Book One]] (1980)  
 
* [[Close Up Fantasies Book One]] (1980)  
 
** [[Safe Cracker]]
 
** [[Safe Cracker]]
Line 22: Line 33:
 
** [[Discount Deck]]
 
** [[Discount Deck]]
 
** [[Biological Vanish]]
 
** [[Biological Vanish]]
 +
 
* [[Close Up Fantasies Book Two]] (1980)  
 
* [[Close Up Fantasies Book Two]] (1980)  
 
** [[The Uncut Version Of The Uncut Version]]
 
** [[The Uncut Version Of The Uncut Version]]
 
** [[Fantasy Coins Thru Table]]
 
** [[Fantasy Coins Thru Table]]
** [[Reassembled Finale]]  
+
** [[Reassembled Finale]] by [[Allan Ackerman]]
 
** [[The Jack Puzzle]]
 
** [[The Jack Puzzle]]
 
** Daryl's Elevator Repair  
 
** Daryl's Elevator Repair  
 +
 
* [[Close Up Fantasies Finale]] (1981)  
 
* [[Close Up Fantasies Finale]] (1981)  
 
** [[Electric Aces]],  
 
** [[Electric Aces]],  
Line 37: Line 50:
 
** [[Second Middle Bottom]]  
 
** [[Second Middle Bottom]]  
 
** [[Hit Me Again]]  
 
** [[Hit Me Again]]  
* [[A Close-Up Kinda Guy ]](1983)  
+
 
Most of the effects in Close up Kinda Guy were not used in AOA. They struck a deal with Tannen's Magic (who own the rights) where they would only be allowed to choose seven effects for AOA. A couple of items in there had been published in other places, so they got a few more than seven. Paul really didn't want [[Hey there Baby Cakes]] in AOA but Eric Mead thought it was funny.  
+
* [[A Close-Up Kinda Guy]](1983) - Most of the effects in Close up Kinda Guy were not used in AOA. They struck a deal with Tannen's Magic (who own the rights) where they would only be allowed to choose seven effects for AOA. A couple of items in there had been published in other places, so they got a few more than seven. Paul really didn't want [[Hey there Baby Cakes]] in AOA but Eric Mead thought it was funny.  
 
** [[Be Bop]] - a card change using the card box.
 
** [[Be Bop]] - a card change using the card box.
 
** [[Language of the Cards]] - Three cards selected, first two revealed by arranging tabled cards into letters 7H, 10S, last selection dealt to but card dealt to is wrong, card split into three, all three selections.
 
** [[Language of the Cards]] - Three cards selected, first two revealed by arranging tabled cards into letters 7H, 10S, last selection dealt to but card dealt to is wrong, card split into three, all three selections.
Line 48: Line 61:
 
** [[HardCore Travelers]] - Aces travel one at a time out of magician's hand to table.
 
** [[HardCore Travelers]] - Aces travel one at a time out of magician's hand to table.
 
** [[Pyramid]] - King displayed and placed face down on table, deck placed on top of King, leaving behind three cards in Magician's hand in shape of triangular prism, deck cut and cut completed, deck riffled at prism, which is dismantled to show King.  
 
** [[Pyramid]] - King displayed and placed face down on table, deck placed on top of King, leaving behind three cards in Magician's hand in shape of triangular prism, deck cut and cut completed, deck riffled at prism, which is dismantled to show King.  
 +
 
* [[Close-Up Seductions]] (1984)
 
* [[Close-Up Seductions]] (1984)
 
** [[Sleight-of-ear]] -  adding the element of sound to a two card transposition you buy a "delay" to the method.  
 
** [[Sleight-of-ear]] -  adding the element of sound to a two card transposition you buy a "delay" to the method.  
 +
 
* [[Genii 1985 September]]  
 
* [[Genii 1985 September]]  
 
** [[$2 Aces]]
 
** [[$2 Aces]]
**[[Erase the Cube]]  
+
**[[Erase the Ace]]  
  
  
 
{{PH}}
 
{{PH}}

Latest revision as of 20:19, 10 October 2012

Paul Harris effects not included in the compilation Art of Astonishment, either because they could not get the rights, was replaced by a similar effect or decided it just wasn't good enough to include:

  • Magic of Paul Harris (1976)
    • Joker Poker - Joker Poker was left out because it was an earlier version of Color Stunner and in fact was not even supposed to have been included in in Magic of Paul Harris(some kind of editing error). Eric Mead argued that the patter to Joker Poker was good enough for its inclusion, but was voted down. Color Stunner is a far superior handling so it won out, but the script for Joker Poker is worth a look. Some re-working of Joker Poker's patter tied to the Color Stunner method could be a terrific opening effect.
    • The Mystery of the Inner Aces - Thread selected cards are found sandwiched between the 4 aces in the deck.
    • Press - This is a quickie that Paul used as a follow-up to "Inner Aces" Three selected cards are placed together in one packet and dropped face down onto the face-up 4 aces. The magician presses down on the backs of the cards and in a flash the back of the top selected add is seen to have changed into a face-up ace. The cards are spared and it is revealed that the 3 selected cards now alternate e with the aces.
    • Transfusion Confusion - An unknown card is openly placed inside of an empty card case and set aside. A second card is selected, signed, and torn into quarters. The pieces are cut into the center of the deck. After a magical pass with the card case, the pack is spread to reveal one face-down card. It is removed and shown to be the signed card completely restored, but the card in the case is opened to show that it has fallen apart into 4 pieces.
  • Supermagic (1977)
    • The Library Card - A signed card and a page in a book switch places.
    • Easy royal - Based on Derek Dingle's routing in Afterthoughts by Harry Lorayne. A spectator names an ace while the magician removes 4 cards. Each one is shown to be the selected Ace. The cards are then dealt face-down displaying not four but five cards which are flipped over to reveal a Royal flush in spades.
    • Two routines by J.C. Wagner: Honest John's Ace Assembly and Twisted Collectors.
  • A Close-Up Kinda Guy(1983) - Most of the effects in Close up Kinda Guy were not used in AOA. They struck a deal with Tannen's Magic (who own the rights) where they would only be allowed to choose seven effects for AOA. A couple of items in there had been published in other places, so they got a few more than seven. Paul really didn't want Hey there Baby Cakes in AOA but Eric Mead thought it was funny.
    • Be Bop - a card change using the card box.
    • Language of the Cards - Three cards selected, first two revealed by arranging tabled cards into letters 7H, 10S, last selection dealt to but card dealt to is wrong, card split into three, all three selections.
    • Whirlpool - A spiral in the general shape of a backwards '6' is torn in a card. The audience is unaware of this. Another card spirals downward through the prepared card in the manner of an object whirling down a drain. The damaged card in then restored. In the effect description it reads, in part: "an indescribably weird layer-by-layer penetration, destruction and restoration of a playing card."
    • Double Suicide - Spectator holds King of Hearts at fingertips, Ace of Spades balanced on back of hand, deck placed on Ace, Ace travels to join King.
    • Bad Estimate - Card selected, magician counts down seven cards, selection not there but on top, selection buried in pack, seven cards counted again, still not there, seven cards counted again, no sign of selection, magician cuts seven card packet in half, gives half to spectator, magician and spectator somehow have one card each, two cards put together, counted one after the other seven times, selection appears.
    • Mike's Dwarf by Mike Powers - deck has shrunk to half size.
    • Mr. Biller's Wild Ride by Steve Biller - Four Jacks turn face up one at a time, then change to four Aces, one Jack removed ends up in magician's pocket, one in deck, one in card case, spectator sitting on fourth one.
    • HardCore Travelers - Aces travel one at a time out of magician's hand to table.
    • Pyramid - King displayed and placed face down on table, deck placed on top of King, leaving behind three cards in Magician's hand in shape of triangular prism, deck cut and cut completed, deck riffled at prism, which is dismantled to show King.


Paul Harris Navigation
Books Magic of Paul Harris (1976) Paul Harris Reveals Some of His Most Intimate Secrets (1976) Supermagic (1977) Las Vegas Close Up (1978) Close-Up Entertainer (1979) Close Up Fantasies Book I (1980) Close Up Fantasies Book II (1980) Close Up Fantasies Finale (1981) Close-Up Kinda Guy (1983) Brainstorm in the Bahamas (1983) Close-Up Seductions (1984) Secrets of the Astonishing Executive (1991) Art of Astonishment (1996)
Manuscripts Super Swindle (1976) Cardboard Connection (1977) Return of the Bizarre Shrink (1977) Inner Circle (1980) P.H. Breakthrough (1981) Immaculate Connection (1983)
Lecture Notes and Products Vanishing Deck (1973) Inside/Close up (1976) Signed Card in Match Box (1976) Twilight (1979) Hard Boiled Quarter (1980) Solid Deception (1980) Screwed Deck (1991) Portable Smoke (c.1992) Night Shades (c.1993) Cardian Angels (1995) Naked Angels on Bikes (2000) Reality Twister (2000) Lip Smacker (2000) Twilight Angels (2000) Deep Astonishment (2004) One and Only (2005) Deep Astonishment II (2006)
Misc Paul Harris in Print | Effects not in AoA
Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Interaction
Support our sponsor
Share
Print/export
Toolbox