1991
Written by T. Page Wright
Work of T. Page Wright
333 pages (Hardcover), published by Daniel's Den Publication
Illustrated with drawings by Bonnie Nelson
Language: English
129 entries
Cover photograph
Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
John A. Daniel Dedication
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T. Page Wright Preface
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Bascom Jones Foreword
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John A. Daniel Acknowledgements
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T. Page Wright Chapter 1 - Cigarette Magic intro
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T. Page Wright Cigarette Routine manipulation routine consisting of following moves
  • General Comments
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T. Page Wright Move Number One lit cigarette vanishes and reappears via thumb-push rise
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T. Page Wright Move Number Two lit cigarette penetrates knee via false transfer
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T. Page Wright Move Number Three lit cigarette, vanish with change-over
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T. Page Wright Move Number Four lit cigarette
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T. Page Wright Move Number Five lit cigarette
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T. Page Wright Move Number Six lit cigarette, double change over
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T. Page Wright Move Number Seven lit cigarette
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T. Page Wright Move Number Eight lit cigarette, cigarette held behind other hand so both palms show empty
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T. Page Wright Move Number Nine lit cigarette
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T. Page Wright Move Number Ten lit cigarette
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Victor J. Peacock Move Number Eleven lit cigarette through silk
Also published here
  • Magic Wand Quarterly, Mar/May 1925
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T. Page Wright A Surprising Cigarette Impromptu lit cigarette vanishes and is produced from elbow, then it is really thrown away and another lit cigarette produced from elbow
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William Larsen, T. Page Wright The L. W. Card in Cigarette with torn corner, switch under spread of cards
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T. Page Wright Chapter 2 - Thimble Magic intro
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T. Page Wright Aunt Martha's Thimble manipulation routine consisting of following moves, red and white thimble and handkerchief
Inspired by
  • article by Leslie Guest, Sphinx, Dec. 1925
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T. Page Wright Move Number One thimble pushed in hand vanishes, then reappears
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T. Page Wright Move Number Two vanish and reproduction
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T. Page Wright Move Number Three
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T. Page Wright Move Number Four vanish with double change over
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T. Page Wright Move Number Five thimble through handkerchief
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T. Page Wright Move Number Six
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T. Page Wright Move Number Seven
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T. Page Wright Move Number Eight with ditch
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T. Page Wright The Penetrative Thimble thimble through trousers, hand and handkerchief
  • Move Number Nine (trousers)
  • Move Number Ten (hand)
  • Move Number Eleven (handkerchief)
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T. Page Wright Thimble Thimblerig manipulations with one thimble, ending with production of eight thimbles
  • Move Number Twelve
  • Move Number Thirteen
  • Move Number Fourteen
  • Move Number Fifteen
  • Move Number Sixteen
  • Move Number Seventeen
  • Move Number Eighteen
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T. Page Wright Chapter 3 - Modern Card Sleights intro
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T. Page Wright The Pass comments
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T. Page Wright Behind Back Pass card replaced behind back, turning around as cover for pass
Also published here 74
T. Page Wright An Invisible Standard Pass deeper in hand, third finger in break
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T. Page Wright The Invisible Palm Pass top half palmed in right hand and brought to bottom
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T. Page Wright The Kick-Out Pass bottom half clipped with right fingers and brought to top
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T. Page Wright The Jumping Jacks Cavorting Aces combined with Leipzig's Slap Aces
Inspired by 77
T. Page Wright The Page Pass left thumb presses down to pivot lower half upwards
Related to 80
T. Page Wright Bringing Any Card to Top with one-handed pass and riffling face-up deck, also with stack, as routine in which named card comes to top under handkerchief cover
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T. Page Wright The Fan and Pass control sequence to cover one-handed pass
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T. Page Wright Card Control
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Floyd G. Thayer The Visible Cut-Pass swivel cut as control
Also published here 84
Unknown The Bottom Slip center card slipped to bottom
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T. Page Wright The Fan Break fan bent open for spectator to see a card, bridge break used for riffle shuffle split
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T. Page Wright The Knock-In Pass Substitute card apparently knocked into deck with packet in right hand, actually stolen under packet
Related to 87
William Larsen, T. Page Wright The L. W. Diagonal Side Steal
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T. Page Wright False Shuffles and Cuts
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William Larsen, T. Page Wright The L. W. False Shuffle one half pushed over the other, fan cover
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Jack McMillen Incomplete Shuffle Subtlety starting a Zarrow type shuffle with secret incomplete shuffle (cards sticking out randomly), spectator can do and feel final square up
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William Larsen, T. Page Wright The L. W. False Cut four packets are kind of "faro shuffled", flourishy, false version preserves top and bottom stocks
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T. Page Wright The Force with outs
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T. Page Wright Spectator Chooses Same Card Again
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T. Page Wright The One-Handed Riffle Force slip
Related to 96
Judson S. Brown The J. B. Fan Force one-hand fan, bottom card then slid to other side, with variation in which the second-from-bottom card is slid over
Also published here 97
T. Page Wright The Spring Force cards sprung on table until spectator says stop, palm
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T. Page Wright Fan Force from the Top fan held up, faces towards spectator
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T. Page Wright The Improved Knife Force break
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Unknown Greek Break base of thumb
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T. Page Wright The Riffle Force break
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T. Page Wright The Card Case Force top few cards are taken and hidden under case that is held in right hand while spectator shuffles, then added back
  • as a force
  • as a hold out for a set-up
  • to add duplicates or gaffs
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T. Page Wright The "Nerve" Force handing cards to spectators, bold
Related to 103
T. Page Wright Other Method of Forcing listing some sleights from the upcoming tricks that can be used as forces
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T. Page Wright The Change distinction between color change and switch
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T. Page Wright Top Change for a Number of Cards right-hand packet slid into thumb break from left of deck
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T. Page Wright Thought-Of Cards Across two spectators get six cards each, packet switch application, also in spectator's pocket instead of into packet between his hands
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T. Page Wright Slap Addition palm slapped onto packet on spectator's palm as demonstration
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Jack McMillen, T. Page Wright The McMillen Change face card of right-hand half is pushed into left-hand half, switched for dummy card, two handlings, also as Tunnel effect
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T. Page Wright Leaper to Number card travels from one packet to another at named number
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T. Page Wright A Throw-Out Change throwing card as cover for top change
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Judson S. Brown A One-Hand Top Change same as Allerton Change, for Brown credit see page 8
Related toAlso published here 112
T. Page Wright Two Card Transposition can be performed one-handed
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T. Page Wright Color Changes
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T. Page Wright Color Change with Wrists Held spectator holds wrists of performer, performer can also stand behind spectator
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T. Page Wright Color Change Steal choreography
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T. Page Wright A Rising Change single card changes when pushed through hand, unload before tabling deck, variation with a double without deck
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T. Page Wright The New Bottom Change double taken off face and replaced, bottom card of double palmed in right hand in preparation for color change
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T. Page Wright The Goblet Color Change back card stolen in some kind of master palm with fingers clipping it, only with deck or with deck in glass
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T. Page Wright The Pivot Color Change right palm shown empty before change, palmed card already replaced but change not shown yet
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T. Page Wright A Simple Double Color Change face card changes twice
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William Larsen, T. Page Wright The L. W. Double Color Change face card changes twice, right hand passes over deck twice without hesitation
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Unknown A Close-Up Color Change four cards shown, one of them changes
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Stanley Collins Collins Aces Packet False Count
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T. Page Wright New Collins Aces Packet False Count from dealing position
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T. Page Wright The Glimpse intro
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T. Page Wright Top Card Glimpse - Number 1 deck held from above, face shown to audience, back card slightly buckled
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T. Page Wright Reading the Cards naming one card after the other from the back
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Unknown Top Card Glimpse - Number 2 wrist turn and top card pushed slightly off
Also published here
  • Sachs's Sleight of Hand
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T. Page Wright Card Location spectator cuts off top half, looks at bottom card and replaces, key glimpse
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T. Page Wright Riffle Location riffling through cards in face-up dealing position with left thumb to find a card
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T. Page Wright Top Card Glimpse - Number 3 during riffle shuffle, in the hands or tables, glimpse during split, not end of shuffle
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Judson S. Brown The Fan Glimpse inner corner bent upwards for glimpse, as key placement, credit see page 8
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Judson S. Brown An Improved Tip-Over Transformation bottom card of top half shown before and after change, seemingly making it impossible, for credit see page 8
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T. Page Wright A False Count from end grip, reverse biddle steal
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T. Page Wright A Written Revelation with a deck of cards, while removing cards
Related to 133
T. Page Wright Chapter 4 - Ornamental Sleights with Cards
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T. Page Wright Fancy Cuts one-handed cut as gag when offering the deck to spectator for a cut
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T. Page Wright A Three-Way Cut
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T. Page Wright A One-Handed Three-Way Cut
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T. Page Wright A Six-Way Cut
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T. Page Wright An Eight-Way Cut
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Unknown The Card on the Arm two variations
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T. Page Wright The Card From The Knee card produced from knee with empty hand, handed over behind leg, as gag location
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T. Page Wright One-Handed Deal see endnote
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T. Page Wright The Card Fan intro
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Unknown The One-Handed Fan wide
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Unknown The Pressure Fan also as reverse fan and for printing a blank deck
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Judson S. Brown Reverse Triumph cards shown all one way, then suddenly every other card is reversed, reverse fan to hide alternating condition
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Louis Haley A Reverse Palm Sleight cards in back palm, performer turns around to show both sides of hands, pure bluff as hands turn with body
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T. Page Wright Production of Cards at the Finger Tips continuous production of single cards with back of hand towards audience
  • First Method
  • Second Method (hand shown both sides after each production, block shown as one card)
Related to 148
T. Page Wright The Production of Card Fans Routine
  • Fan of Cards from Body
  • Cards through Knee Without Palming
  • Cards through Knee by Back Palm
  • Fan from Elbow
  • Fans of Cards from Air
  • A Vanish and Production
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Unknown A Vanish and Production packet vanishes, false transfer
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T. Page Wright The Diminishing and Enlarging Cards with credit information and historical comments, for enlarging part a stripper deck with alternating orientation is used
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T. Page Wright Chapter 5 - The Riffle Count intro
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T. Page Wright A Cut at Any Number using thumb count (with right hand shielding the count) and several finesses like pre-established breaks, mis-hearing and so on
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T. Page Wright An Instant Cut at Any Number spectator cuts off cards and counts them, replaces them, then performer cuts off same number
Related to 165
T. Page Wright Cut at Any Number cutting to thought-of number, false count
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T. Page Wright Cut With a Coin coin tossed up and caught in deck at named position, or next to selection
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T. Page Wright A Cut at Any Number Throughout the Deck cutting to any named number up to fifty-two
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T. Page Wright A Card to Any Number selected card to any (smaller) number, using secret slip cut and thumb count, or double count strategy
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William Larsen The Riffle-Slip top card slipped into center, as passive sleight, as force to bring top card to named number
Also published here 168
T. Page Wright Ambitious Card Sequence top changes
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T. Page Wright A Card Reverse at Any Number creative half pass use
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Unknown Half Pass brief
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T. Page Wright Chapter 6 - Non-Sleight of Hand Card Mysteries intro
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T. Page Wright The Back-of-the-Deck Detection card located by looking at backs, finger print presentation, selection behind back, reversed key card
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T. Page Wright Adding the Pips deck cut in three piles by spectator, performer puts out a few cards from center packet that add up to number of cards in outer piles
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T. Page Wright A Lesson in Magic spectator has another spectator select and replace a card, performer names it
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T. Page Wright Chapter 7 - Card Effects Requiring Prearrangement
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Data entered by Denis Behr.