Written by Jerry Mentzer

1993
Work of Eddie Fechter

265 pages (Hardcover), published by Magic Methods
Illustrated with photographs and drawings.
Language: English

(114 entries)

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Jerry Mentzer Foreword
vii
Jerry Mentzer Background Information on Eddie Fechter
viii
Dai Vernon Introduction
Also published here
  • "Magician Nitely" 1974
1
Unknown Chapter 1 - Tales, History, Photos, & Shtick
3
Harrison Carroll Biography of Eddie Fechter
5
Ed Eckl Thoughts of Eddie Fechter and the Forks
16
Rob Allen The Kitchen Table stories on the kitchen in the Forks Hotel and Eddie Fechter
  • Nonsense in the kitchen
  • Mindreading
  • Sandwich
18
Rob Allen, Bill Okal, Ray Mertz Breakfast stories of Eddie Fechter
  • Going Out to Breakfast.
  • I'm Here!
  • Coffee's strong!
  • Coffee Refills.
  • When the Food Came.
  • Got to Go Now.
20
Michael Skinner Two Tales of Eddie
  • The Carnival Dice Game
  • Paper Balls Over the Head
22
Rob Allen, Bill Okal, Ron Fredrick Sight Bits and other Shtick gags Eddie Fechter used to do
  • Eddie's Imitations
  • Directions
  • Winter Wonder
  • Fuzzy Duck
23
Harrison Carroll, Ron Fredrick, Rob Allen, Bill Okal Fechter Bits lines and bits by Eddie Fechter
27
Jerry Mentzer Success and the Forks Hotel ln the Forks hotel
29
Unknown Chapter 2 - Peek Magic
33
Eddie Fechter Imperfection Peek
35
Eddie Fechter Peek Control with a Corner Short Card
37
Eddie Fechter Natural Break Peek using natural breaks
39
Eddie Fechter Two Card Revelation deck cut in half, face cards change into selections, a la "Sleeve Aces"
41
Eddie Fechter Fourth Down finding two selection with reversed card
43
Unknown Chapter 3 - Eddie Fechter Magic
47
Eddie Fechter You Would Lose performer cuts to four Aces, slip cuts
49
Eddie Fechter Eddie's Stop performer stops spectator while dealing, next card is selection
51
Eddie Fechter The Spectator Stops psychological stop trick, cards face down
  • Outs
  • Touches
53
Eddie Fechter Eight Coin Trick
Inspired by 55
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Changing Aces (Snapover Aces) red Aces on top of deck are replaced and turned over again, transformation to black Aces
Also published here
  • "Precursor" XXXIII, 1991. P. 3.
57
Lou Gallo Lou Gallo's Presentation of Snapover Aces same as Fechter's method, just after Multiple Shift
Related to
  • "Precursor" XXXIII, 1991. P. 3.
59
Eddie Fechter That's It!
59
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Shake Down Gymnastic Aces with selected cards
Inspired by 63
Eddie Fechter Slide Revelation incomplete Faro, part slides forward and back to reveal selection
64
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Invisible Pass cover pass
66
Eddie Fechter, Dan Block Off Beat Tip Change Routine card under finger of spectator is apparently switched with other card
68
Eddie Fechter, Dan Block Top Change Handling card held from above
69
Eddie Fechter Faro Pairs magician's gag, Faro with alternate pairs
71
Eddie Fechter Crazy Cut strange card control, pass mechanics
72
Eddie Fechter Eddie Fechter's Multiple Shift
  • The Basic Multiple Shift
  • Four to the Top
  • Three to the Bottom and One to the Top
  • Four to the Bottom
  • Two to the Top and Two to the Bottom
Related to 75
Eddie Fechter One Handed Tabled Switch with deck in hand and card on table
78
Unknown Chapter 4 - Bill Okal Remembers
81
Bill Okal I Meet the "Guy Named Fechter"
83
Bill Okal Outside the Forks on the Forks Hotel
87
Bill Okal Eddie As Teacher
89
Bill Okal The New Forks Begins
92
Bill Okal The Forks Enters Twilight
95
Bill Okal The Forks' Finale
97
Bill Okal Fechter - The Bartender
98
Bill Okal Fechter's Magic
107
Unknown Chapter 5 - Early Memories of Eddie
117
William P. Miesel My Early Memories of Eddie
Also published here 119
Eddie Fechter A Card Location card pushed inside case
Also published here 119
Eddie Fechter A Card Control same as LePaul's "An Automatic Jog-Control"
Related toAlso published here 121
Eddie Fechter A Different Disclosure card change, while deck is turned over
Also published here 122
Eddie Fechter Eddie's Dunbury
Also published here 123
Eddie Fechter The Three Devils joke with cards
Also published here 124
Eddie Fechter Eddie Fechter's Homing Card
Also published here 125
Unknown Chapter 6 - Magic From the Forks Hotel
127
Eddie Fechter I've Got a Surprise For You wrong card placed on table, same card is removed from pocket and card on table turns out to be selection
129
Unknown Toss Change while card is tossed on table or in spectator's hand
129
Karl Norman Impromptu Torn and Restored Cigarette
Also published here 131
Eddie Fechter Be Honest - What Is It? two cards, one held by spectator and one by performer, change into two totally different cards, other two cards end up in performer's trouser pocket
Variations 132
Eddie Fechter The Follow Up follow up for Be Honest - What Is It?, card changes face-up
136
Eddie Fechter Goblin Tube coin changes into water, with Goblin Tube, gag
137
Eddie Fechter, Del Ray Fechter's Aces Aces vanish and are found again, improvisational manner
138
Stanley Collins Colling Glide Vanish
138
Eddie Fechter Aces Up or Down? Aces are found reversed in the deck
143
Eddie Fechter You've Been Real Good to Me spectator sits on chosen card
146
Eddie Fechter Waterfall revelation of chosen card after waterfall from hand to hand
148
Unknown Chapter 7 - Request Tricks
151
Eddie Fechter 6-4-5 Coin Trick tabled coins across, several phases
153
Han Ping Chien Han Ping Chien Move
158
Eddie Fechter Eight to Twelve two spectators hold amount of cards, number of cards changes several times
Also published here
  • "Eight to Twelve" in "The Linking Ring" February, 1973.
159
Karl Norman Card on the Ceiling
Also published here 162
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Brainwave using a normal and a Brainwave deck
166
Eddie Fechter Glimpse of reversed card in center of the deck, while squaring up tabled deck
168
Unknown Chapter 8 - Peeks
171
Jerry Mentzer Introduction to "Peeks"
173
Eddie Fechter Peek Force
  • Multiple Force
174
Eddie Fechter Tiniest Peek I've Ever Seen verbal convincer for spectator's peek
177
Eddie Fechter Peek and Key Combination
178
Eddie Fechter Glimpse during rotation of the wrist
180
Eddie Fechter Peek Subtlety using a step after the peek
181
Eddie Fechter Turn Around Peek Control deck is turned 180° between the hands
183
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Fan Glimpse one-handed fan after peek
185
Eddie Fechter Cover For Peek Control deck is flexed while holding a break
186
Eddie Fechter Two Card Control From Peek
  • Pseudo Three Peek Control
188
Eddie Fechter Eight Selections using eight cards, fingertip peek and various revelations
190
Unknown Chapter 9 - Miscellaneous
197
Eddie Fechter Flying Locator improved version of Fechter's Fooler
Related to 199
Lou Gallo Gallo's Addition flourish reveal, half is turned over
200
Eddie Fechter Small Stock False Shuffle
203
Unknown Gambler's Slip Cut
204
Eddie Fechter Auto Jog Control side-jog, swivel cut
206
Eddie Fechter Spring Card Revelation card jumps from deck to hand
208
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Bluff Pass
210
Eddie Fechter Bar Towel Force
212
Eddie Fechter Tips, Hints, and Bits of Business various gags, on the classic force and Ambitious Card bit
213
Unknown Chapter 10 - Previous Offerings
217
Eddie Fechter Top Card Reversal for one or more cards, top or bottom
219
Eddie Fechter A Magical Prediction spectator finds his own card from ribbon spread deck, risky method, with outs
Also published here
  • "A Magical Prediction" in "The Linking Ring" June, 1972.
222
Eddie Fechter Knockout Prediction using two decks
Also published here
  • "Knockout Prediction" in "The Linking Ring" June, 1972.
225
Unknown Chapter 11 - Eddie Fechter Magic from Card Cavalcade
229
Eddie Fechter Small Number Faro Stack faro slough-off handling
Also published here 231
Eddie Fechter Fan Positioning placing a card at certain position from top, using fan shuffle
Also published here 233
Eddie Fechter Double Lift from Tabled Pack
Also published here 235
Eddie Fechter A Fechter Force packet cutting timing force with out
Also published here 237
Eddie Fechter Peek Reverse
Also published here 238
Eddie Fechter Quick Reverse using palm, with variation
Also published here 241
Eddie Fechter Tabled Transfer tabled double undercut, bottom to top
Also published here 244
Eddie Fechter Swivel Cut Transfer bottom cards to top
Also published here 245
Eddie Fechter Control cuts and a faro shuffle
Also published here 247
Unknown Chapter 12 - Eddie Fechter Magic from Card Cavalcade II
251
Eddie Fechter How Do You Want Me To Find Your Card? selection is found again and again in quick fashion, as an out
Also published here 253
Eddie Fechter Estimation Peek
Also published here 255
Eddie Fechter Speller Positioning
Also published here 256
Unknown Chapter 13 - Eddie Fechter Magic from Card Cavalcade Finale
259
Eddie Fechter No Pile four of five cards vanish
Related toAlso published here 261
Eddie Fechter Packet to Packet with Alternate Ending
Also published here 263