Written by Stephen Minch

1999
Work of Milton Kort

363 pages (Hardcover), published by Hermetic Press
Illustrated with drawings by Sandy Kort.
Language: English

(118 entries)

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Ron Bauer Introduction
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John Luka Thoughts on Milt Kort's Eightieth Birthday Extracted from The Linking Ring Magazine, Oct 1997
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Milton Kort Kort's Cardinal Rules of Magic 1. It's the little things that count.
2. Always take every advantage you can.
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Milton Kort Kort's Center Steal Steal card from center of deck into left hand full palm after spectator signs card
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here
  • Abracadabra, vol. 27, no. 695, May 23 1959
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Milton Kort How it All Began
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Milton Kort Diminishing Monte Ace, Two, Three of Spades - spectator cannot get money card (Ace, Two or Three), duplicate
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Unknown Monte Toss Switch Tips to make it convincing
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Paul Curry Curry Turnover Change featuring Kelly Bottom Placement to get into position for change
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Milton Kort Routines
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Milton Kort Heir to the Throne four Kings change places with four Aces, then three Kings and three Aces, then two, then one. Combination of four different tricks.
Inspired by 19
Frederick Braue Braue Addition
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Dai Vernon Optical Monte Move
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Milton Kort Magic As a Hobby
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Milton Kort Quintimodo Performer and spectator has five cards, Do as I Do effect but audience cannot get same result, diminishing number of cards, credit information on the plot
Inspired by
  • "Quasimodo" (Stephen Tucker, Abracadabra No. 2589, Sept 1995)
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Milton Kort The Straight-backed Method ungaffed variation of Quintimodo
Related to 36
Dr. Jacob Daley Dr. Daley's Reversal
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Milton Kort Foiling the Speech Teacher
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Milton Kort Vernon's Variant Variant Similar effect to Vernon's Variant, but with color changing back as a kicker ending (first published in Swami, Vol. I, Issue 2, Feb 1972)
Inspired by 43
Milton Kort My Short Career as Master of the Locks
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Milton Kort The Off-color Twenty-one-Card Trick twenty-one card trick with a color changing back ending, done as a magician gag/fooler
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Milton Kort Meeting with the President
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Milton Kort Second Banana Ambitious Card effect with odd-colored card (card rises to second from top repeatedly), climax with deck changing to duplicates of selection, and selection becoming Joker (first published in Genii, vol. 32, no. 4, Dec 1967)
Related to
  • "Milt Kort's Card Trick" (Milt Kort, Teral Garrett's Psycho-gizmo, no. 39, Aug 1964)
  • "Ambitious-like" (Milt Kort, Off-color Card Tricks, 1970)
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Milton Kort The Quinine Caper About trick of putting finger in quinine (terrible taste) and secretly licking other finger
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Milton Kort Kort's Color-changing Deck Two red decks, one changes to blue, and then a Chicago Opener style routine is performed (blue card placed in red deck, spectator picks it out from face up spread)
Related to 65
Unknown Hindu Shuffle Display Show all cards to have same back
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Unknown Snap Over Change Carp flipped over quickly with a snap on sleeve
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Unknown Bottom Reversal Control Control card to bottom, reversing it in process (pass-like action)
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Milton Kort My Sensational Poison Swallowing Act
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Milton Kort Security Express four Aces vanish from between red Jacks, appear between black Jacks in middle of the pack
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here
  • New Pentagram, Vol. 2 No. 12, Feb. 1971
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Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition
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Milton Kort My Shortest Professional Engagement
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Milton Kort, Jack Avis Matcho Spectator freely selects one of four blue cards, magician deals out four previously placed red cards below the blue ones, the chosen blue card matches the corresponding red (first published in New Pentagram, vol. 1, no. 8, Oct 1969)
Related toVariations 79
Milton Kort Citizen Kort
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Milton Kort The Courtright Connection Spectator selects two cards, revealed to be black Jacks, which are then used to sandwich red Jacks
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Unknown Side Glide From Ovette Kelly master move position
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Edward Marlo, Tony Kardyro The K. M. Move As a steal
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Milton Kort What Would You Do? Milt's way of dealing with spectators who want to shuffle the deck in the middle of a poker deal
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Milton Kort That Darned Ace spectator names any Ace, performer does twisting with four cards, Kings turn over one by one but fourth one is named Ace, suit matches missing King
Inspired by
  • Karl Fulves problem
Variations
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Milton Kort Maintaining a Reputation
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Milton Kort Card to Shoes Selected card travels to left shoe, then right shoe
Related to 103
Milton Kort More Kort Luck in the Service
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Milton Kort Travelers Without Palms Lazy version of Travelers
Inspired byRelated to 109
Edward Marlo Simple Shift
Related to 110
Al Baker Pocket Ditching Ruse
Related to 112
Milton Kort Putting on the Gloves
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Milton Kort Svengali of the Phone Lines Card selected, random person called on phone names selection, then spectator names any number, card appears at number (first published in New Pentagram, vol. 1, no. 1, 1969)
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Milton Kort To Paraphrase Sam Spade The cheaper the magician, the gaudier the patter.
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Milton Kort Kort's Copper and Silver Transposition (The Director's Cut) No gimmicks
Related to 123
Milton Kort, L'Homme Masqué L'Homme Masque's Coin Load Handling From thumb palm
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Milton Kort The Sterling Shelf Force Harold Sterling and Bob Ungewitter
Related to 129
Milton Kort 51 cent Metamorphosis (Originally published in F. William Kuethe's Journal of Necromantic Numismatics, vol. 7, no. 1, Oct 1972) Copper silver transpo with handkerchief roll/fold
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Milton Kort A Free Ring with Every Purchase Harold Sterling
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Milton Kort Korting Rylander's Silver and Copper Three silver coins transpose with three copper coins (first published in New Pentagram, vol. 4, no. 4, 1972)
Inspired by
  • (Paul Rylander, The Sphinx, vol. 49, no. 11, 1950)
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Unknown Flipped Coin Switch Normal coin switched for copper/silver, coin flips over in process
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Milton Kort How I lost the Break
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Milton Kort The Invisible Toss Magician pretends to do false transfer, but coin is shown to have transferred
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Milton Kort The Night Bobo Missed Milt Kort pranking J. B. Bobo
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Milton Kort Going, Going, Going, gnioG, Gone Coin through hand four times, then vanishes (sequences include those by Felicien Trewey, Jose Frakson)
Inspired by 151
Unknown Sleeving from Back of Fist
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Milton Kort What Sleeve? How to deal with accusations of sleeving
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Milton Kort First Out of the Gate four coins produced under corners of handkerchief on table (first published in Precursor, no. XXI, Oct 1988)
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Milton Kort A Daley Occurrence Milt Kort meeting Dr. Daley
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Milton Kort Cuckoo's Coin Coin vanishes repeatedly and appears in spectator's various pockets four times
Inspired byAlso published here 165
Unknown Spectator Jacket Side Pocket Coin Load
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Unknown Spectator Jacket Breast Pocket Load
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Milton Kort A Great Magician Arrives at Sterling's
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Milton Kort Delayed Arrival Four coin production with delayed last coin
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Milton Kort The Other Leipzig Stories about Leo Leipzig, Nate Leipzig's brother
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Milton Kort The Downs Palm Switch
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Milton Kort My Lesson from Paul Rosini Milt Kort fooling Rosini
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Milton Kort The Nomad Coins Three different coins fly from hand to hand, pocket to hand, hand to under card
Inspired by 183
Milton Kort, Dave Hertzberg In-the-Well Steal Handling
Related toAlso published here
  • Magic & Spells Quarterly, vol. 1, no. 4, 1972
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Milton Kort Private Advice from Senor Mardo
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Mark Rumsey The Rumsey Vanish Coin vanish with handkerchief
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Milton Kort Zinc's Mystery Box Al Zinc
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Milton Kort Nomads in the Dunes Three different coins under handkerchief, vanish and appear under card in stages (first published in New Pentagram, vol. 10, no. 11, Jan 1979)
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 197
Milton Kort We Developed This Policy During My Days at Sterling's Work tricks to death
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Milton Kort Two From Four Equals...? Four coins under handkerchief, one coin travels to pocket, other coins disappear
Inspired by 203
Milton Kort The Plum Fooling monte hustler with one-way card swindle from John Scarne
Related to 207
Milton Kort The Okorto Box Routine Coins in coin box penetrate out through hand, then box penetrates hand
Related to 209
Milton Kort Box Switching Technique
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Milton Kort Flat Palming Technique For coin box
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Milton Kort Sometimes Luck isn't Enough
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Milton Kort CoBoxGo Coins vanish from box, box then vanishes (uses handkerchief)
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Milton Kort Meeting Marlo
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Milton Kort CoBoxGo 2 Half dollars in box transform into pennies, then box vanishes
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Milton Kort A Central Compliment Ed Marlo and Carmen D'Amico
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Milton Kort The Invisible Okito Box Four coins penetrate through hand one by one (presented as Invisible Okito Box for magicians) first published in The New Tops, vol. 34, no. 2, Feb 1994
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Milton Kort Milt's First Principle of Magic HAVE FUN!
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Milton Kort Kort's Dice Switch Improved palm technique
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Milton Kort An Invitation Declined John Luka
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Milton Kort Cups & Dice Six phased routine, like Cups and Balls but with pairs of coloured dice and colored cups
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Milton Kort The Ammonia Scam
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J. B. Bobo Traveling by Boxcar Pair of white dice transpose with pair of red dice
Variations 269
Milton Kort Kort's Drugs
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Milton Kort No Caboose Transposition of pair of red and white dice, no extra dice required
Inspired by 273
Milton Kort Magic: A Practical Application
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Milton Kort Changing Trains Red dice transpose with white dice, then change to green
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Milton Kort Kortchanged
Related to 279
Milton Kort Quick-change Crap Skill demo to switch dice
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Milton Kort The Cash Register Caper Ron Bauer
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Milton Kort Milt's Back-palm Gag Pseudo expose of backpalming dice
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Milton Kort My Bright Idea
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Milton Kort, Somerset Kort Wanna Try? (or The Razor's Edge) Vanish and appearance routine with sharp razor blades
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Milton Kort The Literature
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Milton Kort Kortospheres Three ball trick with different colored balls
Inspired by 299
Milton Kort Improved Pop-Up Move Improved handling of the classic Pop-Up move for Three Ball Trick
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Milton Kort Cardini's Wish
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Milton Kort Pen-etration Pen penetrates handkerchief twice, then vanishes
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Milton Kort Bob Lund's Shameful Expose
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Milton Kort Contrary Currency Bills transpose, penetrate and transform
Related toAlso published here 325
Milton Kort My Shameful Expose
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Milton Kort, Don Nielsen Precognitive Cups & Balls Predict color of ball chosen, prediction in one of three cups
Also published here 335
Milton Kort Potter's Bar Jack Potter
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Milton Kort The Egg and mIlt Egg Bag with normal handkerchief instead of gimmicked bag
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Milton Kort The Tel-Twelve Mystics
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Milton Kort Umgowa! Vanish small elephant toy (first published in Mantra, vol. 1, no. 10, Jan 1976)
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Milton Kort Aboard the Schooner
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