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== Publications ==
 
== Publications ==
 
* [[Roger Smith]]'s ''Slow Motion Ace Switch-A-Roo'' in [[Revolutionary Card Compositions]] (1971).
 
* [[Roger Smith]]'s ''Slow Motion Ace Switch-A-Roo'' in [[Revolutionary Card Compositions]] (1971).
* Trevor Lewis' "Topsy Turvy and Slow Motion Plus" in The New Pentagram, Vol. 3, 11 (January 1972),  
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* [[Trevor Lewis]]' ''Topsy Turvy and Slow Motion Plus'' in The [[New Pentagram]], Vol. 3, No. 11 (January 1972),  
 
* [[Wesley James]]' "LSD Aces" in [[Epilogue]], no. 16, November 1972.
 
* [[Wesley James]]' "LSD Aces" in [[Epilogue]], no. 16, November 1972.
 
* O'Henry (Slow Motion) Four Aces by [[Mike Schwartz]], Al Cooper & Frank Garcia in [[Super Subtle Card Miracles]]  
 
* O'Henry (Slow Motion) Four Aces by [[Mike Schwartz]], Al Cooper & Frank Garcia in [[Super Subtle Card Miracles]]  
* "Magician's Sleeper Aces" by [[Darwin Ortiz]] and Marvin Johnson ([[Kabbala]], Vol 3, No 6, pg 80-4) (precursor to "Hitchcock Aces")
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* ''Magician's Sleeper Aces'' by [[Darwin Ortiz]] and Marvin Johnson ([[Kabbala]], Vol 3, No. 6, pg 80-4) (precursor to "Hitchcock Aces")
* [[Martin Nash]]' Aciduous Aces, page 367 in [[Sleight Unseen]]
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* [[Martin Nash]]' ''Aciduous Aces'', page 367 in [[Sleight Unseen]]
* [[Ed Marlo]]'s "The Real O'Henry Aces" in [[Marlo's Magazine]], Vol. 5
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* [[Ed Marlo]]'s ''The Real O'Henry Aces'' in [[Marlo's Magazine]], Vol. 5
* [[Louis Falanga]] "Jazz Fusion" (jazz aces variation with O'Henry kicker) in The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 4
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* [[Louis Falanga]] ''Jazz Fusion'' (jazz aces variation with O'Henry kicker) in The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 4
* "Hitchcock Aces" by [[Darwin Ortiz]] in [[Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table]]
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* ''Hitchcock Aces'' by [[Darwin Ortiz]] in [[Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table]]
* [[Randy Wakeman]]'s "Take-Off Aces" in [[Apocalypse]] Vol. 11, no. 6, june 1988
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* [[Randy Wakeman]]'s ''Take-Off Aces'' in [[Apocalypse]] Vol. 11, no. 6, june 1988
* [[Allan Ackerman]]'s "A Bag of O'Henrys", p. 34 in [[Las Vegas Kardma]]
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* [[Allan Ackerman]]'s ''A Bag of O'Henrys'', p. 34 in [[Las Vegas Kardma]]
* "New Hitchcock Aces" by Darwin Ortiz in [[Cardshark]]   
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* ''New Hitchcock Aces'' by Darwin Ortiz in [[Cardshark]]   
* [[Roger Crosthwaite]]'s "The Magic Assembly" in Apocalypse Vol. 19, no. 12, december 1996  
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* [[Roger Crosthwaite]]'s ''The Magic Assembly'' in Apocalypse Vol. 19, no. 12, december 1996  
* [[Paul Cummins]]' "O'Henry Ace Assembly" in FASDIU II
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* [[Paul Cummins]]' ''O'Henry Ace Assembly'' in FASDIU II
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Revision as of 08:32, 14 September 2009

O'Henry Four Aces is an Ace Assembly with an "O'Henry twist" (surprise ending) to the normal plot. It starts out as a traditional Ace Assembly routine but when you make the last ace vanish from its packet, instead of appearing in the ace pile, the other aces have join the final ace in its packet.

It was dubbed "O'Henry Four Aces" by Frank Garcia's in Super Subtle Card Miracles (1973).

It was first featured in the Trevor Lewis' prize-winning act for the Magic Circle in 1969 , The IBM in 1971, FISM in 1976 and published as Topsy Turvy and Slow Motion Plus in The New Pentagram, Vol. 3, N° 11 (January 1972), page 90.

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