O'Henry Four Aces
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 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 (March 1972), page 90.
- Trevor Lewis' "Topsy Turvy and Slow Motion Plus" in The New Pentagram, Vol. 3, N° 11 (March 1972),
- Roger Smith's Slow Motion Ace Switch-A-Roo in Revolutionary Card Compositions (1971).
- O'Henry (Slow Motion) Four Aces by Mike Schwartz, Al Cooper & Frank Garcia in Super Subtle Card Miracles
- Wesley James' "LSD Aces" in Epilogue November 16, 1972
- "Hitchcock Aces" by Darwin Ortiz in "At the Card Table"
- "New Hitchcock Aces" by Darwin Ortiz in Cardshark
- "Magician's Sleeper Aces" by Darwin Ortiz and Marvin Johnson (Kabbala, Vol 3, No 6, pg 80-4) (precursor to "Hitchcock Aces")
- Allan Ackerman's "A Bag of O'Henrys" in Las Vegas Kardma 34
- Roger Crosthwaite's "The Magic Assembly" Apocalypse Vol. 16-20
- Paul Cummins' "O'Henry Ace Assembly" FASDIU II
- Louis Falanga "Jazz Fusion" (jazz aces variation with O'Henry kicker) in The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 4
- Ed Marlo's "The Real O'Henry Aces" in Marlo's Magazine Volume 5
- Martin Nash' Aciduous Aces Sleight Unseen 367
- Randy Wakeman's "Take-Off Aces" in Apocalypse Vol. 11-15
- Roger's Thesaurus (1994), page 214, written by Roger Crosthwaite and Justin Higham)