Written by Stephen Hobbs, Stephen Minch

2017
Work of Geoffrey Latta

323 pages (Hardcover), published by Hermetic Press
Illustrated with photographs.
Language: English

(156 entries)

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Jamy Ian Swiss He Was That Good
Related to
  • "In Memoriam, Geoffrey Latta" (Jamy Ian Swiss, Genii, Feb. 2009)
ix
Geoffrey Latta Geoff's Proposed Outline for This Book
xvii
Geoffrey Latta Some Pages from Geoff's Notebook
xix
Unknown 1. Concealed Weapons
1
Geoffrey Latta The Butterfly Flick coin put into left-hand fingertips, then all fingers flick outwards to vanish coin
Related to 3
Geoffrey Latta The Retention of Vision Vanish
5
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... The Retention of Vision Vanish
7
Geoffrey Latta The Fingertip Retention of Vision Vanish
Inspired by 9
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... Acting and Timing with Retention of Vision Vanishes
10
Geoffrey Latta The Two-Minus-One Retention of Vision Vanish apparently two coins placed into left hand, on held back
Variations 10
Geoffrey Latta The Grate Pass
13
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... Types of Vanishes
14
Geoffrey Latta Clipped pen pushed through hand
Inspired by 15
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... The Best Vanish
17
Geoffrey Latta Fingertip Twirl coin twirled at the fingertips, one-handed
18
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... Lying
20
Geoffrey Latta Flop-Pop
  • The Left-Hand Pop-Up
  • The Flopperino Vanish
  • The Combined Actions
21
Unknown The Flopperino Vanish coin apparently tumbled into lower hand
21
Geoffrey Latta The One-Handed Turnover Switch
Also published here 24
Geoffrey Latta The French Transfer Switch French Drop type shuttle pass, credit information
26
Geoffrey Latta The Latta Transfer coin taken from left fingertips, another coin is transferred from right to left hand secretly
  • Front Finger Clip
  • Thumb Palm
28
Geoffrey Latta Two Transfers with the Downs Palm
  • Down Palm Transfer No. 1
  • Down Palm Transfer No. 2
32
Geoffrey Latta The Edge-Grip Switch one-handed, see also p. 260 for variation
36
Geoffrey Latta Edge-Grip Copper-Silver Transposition
37
Geoffrey Latta The T.P. Bottom Steal "Tenkai Pinch", stack of coins held at fingertips, bottom coin stolen away, with shell handling
Inspired by 39
Geoffrey Latta Securing Two Coins of a Group in Classic Palm
Also published here 41
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... Conviction in Presentation
42
Geoffrey Latta The Deep Back-Clip Change one-handed
Related to 43
Geoffrey Latta The Latta Deep Back-Clip Recovery coin from deep back clip to classic palm while displaying another coin, one-handed
Inspired by 46
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... Coin Sizes
50
Geoffrey Latta The Flopperino Jumbo Coin Production coin grows to jumbo size
51
Geoffrey Latta Jumbo Chinese Coin Production loaded from table edge
54
Unknown 2. Mystery on the Orient Express
57
Geoffrey Latta Han Ping Chien Technique credit information
  • The Left Hand
    • Displaying and Positioning the Coin
    • The Left Hand's Action
  • The Right Hand
    • Displaying the Coins and the Get-Ready
    • The False Action
  • The Coordination of the Hands
Inspired byAlso published here 59
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... Further HPC Touches
67
Geoffrey Latta The Isolation Placement with Multiple Coins coin displacement from a group in the hand
Also published here 68
Geoffrey Latta HPC Stanislavski four coins across
69
Geoffrey Latta Pure Silver four coins across
71
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... The Jump-Back Gag credit information
73
Geoffrey Latta Cosmic Coins Across four coins across, shell
74
Geoffrey Latta Aphelion Coins four coins across, extra coin
79
David Roth Scoop Addunder
80
Geoffrey Latta Slippery Silver four coins across, shell
82
Todd Lassen Todd Lassen on... Geoff's Shells
86
Geoffrey Latta Open HPC No. 1
  • Variations
87
Geoffrey Latta Open HPC No. 2
  • Variations
89
Geoffrey Latta Open HPC Coins Across four coins across, extra coin
Variations 91
Geoffrey Latta Ebony and Ivory three silver coins and one copper coin, extra coin
Inspired by 94
Unknown 3. Midnight Journeys
97
Geoffrey Latta C.S.B.Q. Coins Across four different coins, three travel across and last one back into purse
Inspired by 99
Geoffrey Latta Directly from My Hand to You stand-up coins across into spectator's hand, dollar size
105
Harvey Rosenthal Subtle Coin Steal palming a coin from a group, flip-over
107
Walter B. Gibson Spider Grip Vanish
Related to
  • "Misdirection Drop" (Walter Gibson, The Sphinx, Feb. 1919, p. 239)
112
Todd Lassen Todd Lasson on... Geoff's Silver-Dollar Shell Set
113
Geoffrey Latta Directly from My Hand to You, Too stand-up coins across into spectator's hand, no extra coins
114
Earl "Presto" Johnson HPC into Spectator's Hand
115
Geoffrey Latta Triple Crossed credit information
117
Mike Gallo The Gallo Utility Switch
117
Geoffrey Latta Pull-Back Vanish one of a fan of three, credit information
118
Geoffrey Latta French Pop Vanish
120
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... The French Pop as a Measure of Creativity
122
Geoffrey Latta Open Ticket
Inspired by 123
Geoffrey Latta Press Pick-Up moist skin
Related to 124
David Roth Deep Palm Tenkai Pennies
Related to 126
Geoffrey Latta Crystal Ship tabled
130
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... Shell Coins
133
Geoffrey Latta Glassed-in Attraction three silver coins on one side, three copper under glass, silver coins penetrate glass to join copper coins one by one
134
Tom Gagnon Tiddlywinks Change coin changes under glass
134
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... Motivation for Coins Through Table
137
Unknown 4. Identity Theft
139
Geoffrey Latta Spellround
Also published here 141
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... Studying the Classics
143
Geoffrey Latta Third Touch a Charm fingertip spellbound
Also published here 144
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... Practice
145
Geoffrey Latta Karate Coin credit information
Inspired by 146
Geoffrey Latta Painless Extraction
Inspired by 149
Geoffrey Latta Silver Lining
Inspired by 152
Unknown 5. Cross Dressings
155
Geoffrey Latta Crossing the Line extra coin, edge grip
  • The First Transposition
  • The Second Transposition
157
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... Method
160
Geoffrey Latta Undercover Crossing
161
Geoffrey Latta Impossible under Glass CS Switch copper and silver coins transpose under two glasses
164
Geoffrey Latta Eclipse with purse
  • The First Transposition
  • The Sun Vanishes
  • The Sun Returns
  • The Sun and the Moon Set and Rise Again
Inspired by 166
Al Baker Shuttle Pass Switch
169
Geoffrey Latta One-Handed Shell Split Production
Related to 171
Geoffrey Latta Gulliver's Transpo penny transposes with dollar in spectator's hand which is shown to be a jumbo penny, dollar grows as well
Inspired by
  • unpublished Earl "Presto" Johnson routine
174
Geoffrey Latta Fisted coin in spectator's hand transposes with coin on top of spectator's fist
177
Geoffrey Latta Flurrious Copper-Silver flurry followed by transposition, extra coin
180
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... Creating Naturalness
182
Geoffrey Latta Transpo Chango two transpositions, then both coins become copper, then silver, then normal, then another transposition
Inspired byRelated to 183
Earl "Presto" Johnson Palm Change
184
Geoffrey Latta Purse, Coins, No Glass three silver coins transpose with three copper coins in purse
Inspired by 189
Edward Victor Spellbound Change
193
Geoffrey Latta CopSilBrass Copper-Silver-Brass Routine using a copper-silver gimmick
Inspired byAlso published here 196
Dai Vernon Vernon Hand Load from thumb palm, see p. 203 for deep back clip variant by Geoffrey Latta
202
Unknown 6. The Wild Bunch
205
Geoffrey Latta Wild One three coins, with purse
  • The First Transformation
  • The Second Transformation
  • The Third Transformation
  • A Final Display
  • The Silver Returns
207
Geoffrey Latta Great Purse Game Steal
Inspired by 210
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... Creating New Methods
211
Geoffrey Latta Two Wild three coins
212
Stewart Judah Copper/Silver Switch two coins switched for each other, one of them copper/silver
Related to 212
Geoffrey Latta Très Wild three coins, with purse
214
Geoffrey Latta Wild Phantoms leather holder and lapping
  • The Coins Appear
  • The First Transformation
  • The Second Transformation
  • The Third Transformation
  • The Coins Vanish
217
Geoffrey Latta Leather Holder small leather cone that holds coins onto thumb
217
Slydini Imp Pass
218
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... What to Perform When Doing Magic for Magicians
221
Unknown 7. Locked-Room Mysteries
223
Geoffrey Latta Okito Arrives from Boston empty coin box fills itself with coins, box switch
Also published here 225
Vanni Bossi, Geoffrey Latta Tabled Box Turnover credit information on p. 227
226
Geoffrey Latta Han Bam Chien one coin travels from hand to tabled box, no extra coin
Also published here 228
Geoffrey Latta Box Trot
  • Part I (coins from box to hand)
  • Part II (coins from hand to box)
Inspired by 229
Geoffrey Latta Hold Back stack of coins dropped in box except top one
229
Geoffrey Latta The Under-Load coin loaded from fingertip rest to under box
230
L'Homme Masqué L'Homme Masqué Load
231
Geoffrey Latta Retention Steal
Inspired by 232
Geoffrey Latta Reverse Click Pass
232
Frank Thompson Tip-Out Steal
234
Geoffrey Latta Latta Table Slide Han Ping Chien
Inspired by 235
Unknown 8. Strange Disappearances and Unsettling Arrivals
239
Geoffrey Latta Iced marked coin dropped into glass with drink, found underneath when glass is lifted
241
Geoffrey Latta Lattaral Slow-motion Vanish flurry followed by slow motion vanish
243
Unknown Hot-Potato Vanish coin tossed back and forth
244
Geoffrey Latta The First Transfer: From Open Finger Palm to Third Finger Curl Palm
245
Geoffrey Latta The Second Transfer: From Curl Palm to Finger Palm
247
Geoffrey Latta The Third Transfer: From Finger Palm to Cornelius Rear Pinch
Related to 247
Geoffrey Latta The Fourth Transfer: From Cornelius Rear Pinch to Reverse Rear Pinch
248
Geoffrey Latta The Fifth Transfer: From Reverse Rear Pinch to Edge Grip
249
Geoffrey Latta The Sixth Transfer: From Edge Grip to Thumb Palm
250
Geoffrey Latta The Seventh Transfer: From Thumb Palm to Pinch-Grip Production
251
Geoffrey Latta Slow-motion Copper-Silver Transposition
255
Geoffrey Latta One-Gone Illusion tiny silver coin simulates coin in hand
257
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... Degrees of Conviction in Vanishes
258
Geoffrey Latta Two-Gone Conclusion two coins vanish and reappear, edge grip
259
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... Early Inspiration
263
Geoffrey Latta Streamlined Cylinder and Coins four coins, nesting shells
264
J. B. Bobo Breast Pocket Ditch
270
Todd Lassen Todd Lassen on... Geoff's Cylinder-and-Coins Gaff
273
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... Presenting the Cylinder and Coins
274
Geoffrey Latta Cocked Hat
Inspired by
  • "Three Coins In the Hat" (Andrew Galloway, The Ramsay Legend, 1969)
275
Geoffrey Latta From the Elfin Hoard three coins vanish one by one and reappear again
Variations 283
David Roth Finger-Palm Vanish
285
Geoffrey Latta Classic Shuttle Pass
Inspired by 285
Geoffrey Latta Production balances on thumb
286
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... From the Elfin Hoard
289
Geoffrey Latta Standing Hoard three coins vanish one by one and reappear again, more in-the-hands, with dollar sized coins
Inspired by 290
T. Nelson Downs Downs Production one from a stack
290
Geoffrey Latta Heel Clip Transfer coin at fingertips of right hand secretly dropped and heel-clipped left-hand coin takes its place
294
Geoffrey Latta The Short Flurry
297
Geoffrey Latta Double Feint Vanish mimicking a Ramsay steal
299
Geoffrey Latta Elfin Hole
  • Producing the Props
  • The Coins Vanish into the Hold
  • The Coins Are Reproduced from the Purse Frame
  • The Coins Disappear Again and Appear under the Hole
Inspired by 301
Geoffrey Latta QuadraQuicksand Coins Away four coins vanish one by one
308
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... Creativity
311
Geoffrey Latta, Jamy Ian Swiss Hung Fu three half dollars vanish, Chinese coin part of handling, grows into jumbo Chinese coin as finale
Inspired byVariations 312
Geoffrey Latta Latta on... Skyhooks and Hanging Coins
316
Unknown Aliases & Previous Sightings
319
Stephen Minch, Stephen Hobbs A Bibliography of Geoffrey Latta's Coin Magic in Print and on Video
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