But it is well known that if magicians in general would pay more attention to the presentation of tricks they are using instead of continually looking for ‘something new’ they would be much better off —- and so would magic.
Theo Annemann, 1936
Written in 1936 yet even today it’s not “well known”.
A card is selected from the pack, remembered, returned and the pack placed on the table. A 2 pence piece is shown and vanished. The spectator then cuts the pack and the coin is found somewhere in the centre right next to the selected card.
A lovely plot that blends coin magic with cards in a way I like. I’m interested to read other published methods for this trick so if anyone can point me to any sources that would be great 😀.
I’m currently working on a method for the magazine using a coin that is signed by the spectator so from their point of view no switch has taken place.
So I’ve almost finished my time in India volunteering at a children’s home and playing cards have featured a lot over the last couple if months. As well as teaching them magic I’ve also been playing a lot of card games and it got me to wondering how often people play cards on a regular basis.
I once met someone who was as into cards games as I was card magic. He knew hundreds of games and said his family used to play all the time growing up. Apparently German Whist is a great game.
It seems to me that performing for a group of people who play card games regularly would be fun.
Just a thought.