Thanks to Leech

Just wanted to give the heads up to a brilliant effect by Al Leech from “For Card Men Only”, 1949. The trick, called “A Transposition” is brilliant. The seven of clubs is placed in your pocket and the two red twos removed from the pack. Spectator selects a card which is sandwiched face down between…

British Pathe – Archive Magical Footage

I love watching old archive footage of magical performances and was delighted to stumble across the website of British Pathe, a site which archives 75 years of British film making. Search for “magician” and “magic” and you’ll find dozens of performances from as early as the 1930’s. Here’s a clip of a magician called Newman…

Ed Marlo Speaks…

Click here I honestly didn’t know what to say after seeing this. What a pathetic way to try and con some money out of people.

Lennart Green Week – Blog DaOrtiz

Dani DaOrtiz has been having a week-long tribute to Lennart Green on his blog. Here’s a link to the Google translation into English – Click here You can make out what most of it means although some of the translation is poor. The videos however are in English. The first post in particular is really…

51 Faces North

I found this recently and thought it might interest some. One of Stewart James’s solutions to the “51 Faces North” trick. The trick, originally by Paul Curry (The Open Prediction) was revamped by James who gave it several ridiculous conditions which led him to create this. I’ve read some nice solutions to the Open Prediction,…

Mystery Magazine Issue 2 – A Short Review

Recently received a copy of Mystery Magazine Issue 2. I was very unimpressed to be perfectly honest. The best thing in it by far was the trick by Roy Walton called “Ghostly Poker”. I don’t really enjoy reading about magic competitions and little gatherings. I also hope the standard of the effects get better (I’m…

Magic Get-Togethers

I’ve never been one for joining magic clubs – my experience so far has been mostly negative. I’ve got nothing against them, its just that the ones I’ve attended are usually full of stuck in their way 80 something year old men who like to play with little wooden boxes and wave magic wands. I’m…

The Genius of Roy Walton – Guest Post by Joe Mckay

I think it goes back to Origami. The obsession with how much you can extend a simple material into as many complex and ingenious forms as possible. Bend it, twist it, crease it, fold it. But never cut it. And never cheat with the use of sticky stuff. Glue, tape, staples… All out. The challenge…

The Cincinnati Force – Ed Marlo

This Marlo force can be found in Racherbaumer’s “Card Finesse” and was allegedly developed after Marlo saw a flourish from the movie “The Cincinnati Kid”. The move is used to force a face down card in a table spread. Basically the cards are spread face down on the table and the spectator selects anyone –…