380 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Red Black / Separation / Oil & Water
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Walter B. Gibson Like Seeks Like 3&3, precursor to Oil & Water using glide
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 91) 569
Edward Marlo, Jean Hugard Do As I Do - U Can't Unless I Want U 2 eight cards for performer and spectator, basically oil&water effect, two methods, Hugard's and Marlo's
1941 Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?) 37
Jack Potter 3 Jacks Every Time three jacks are laid alternated with indifferent cards and come to the top, as a prelude to "3 Jack & a Pat" by Weisbecker
Related toAlso published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 503
J. B. Bobo "Out of this World" Followup - Effect Number 2 decks with colors separated is mixed, yet the colors stay separated
1947 Watch This One! 55
Edward Marlo Oil and Water 4&4, two extra cards
VariationsAlso published here 1953 The Cardician 111
Bill Simon Water & Oil 4&4
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 293) 1170
Dai Vernon Oil and Water 4&4, extra cards
Related toVariations 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 20
Dai Vernon Wedge Break Displacement
Variations 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 22
Eddie Taytelbaum Oil and Water 2&2
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 292
Karl Fulves The Cards That Can't Be Mixed 4&4 odd-backed, red-backed faces change to black as finale
Related to Winter 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 140
Harry Lorayne Faro Blockbuster 3&3, as climax the cards are reversed in deck, some faro shuffles, then deck is separated in red and blacks
1967 Deck-Sterity 92
Herb Zarrow Oil and Water Phase 3&3
1967 Deck-Sterity 95
Ben Christopher Status Quo reds and blacks separated, they stay separated despite shuffling, then done with small packet (4 & 4)
Related to Mar. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 5) 248
Roy Walton Oil and Queens transformation kicker
Variations 1969 The Devil's Playthings 15
John Hamilton Instant Oil 4&4 (based on a Marlo 3&3 handling from Ibidem)
1970 Epilogue (Issue 8) 64
Edward Marlo Dealing in Oil and Water 4&4, Benzais' Cop, dated 1962
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 140
Peter Kane Red Oil - Blue Water 4&4, mixing climax
1971 Another Card Session with Peter Kane 2
Lin Searles M/Separation 4&4, using the Monge Shuffle
1971 Epilogue (Issue 12) 89
Sam Leo Horowitz Oil & Water Aces and Queens
Autumn 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 450
Sam Leo Horowitz Honeycutt Plus Queens and Kings are paired, yet separate again
Autumn 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 452
Karl Fulves Unmix 2&2
1972 Mexican Monte 12
Karl Fulves Maximum Leader 2&2 oil water, twisting, then all backs change to various colors
1972 Mexican Monte 18
Don Reavis A Red & Black Separation
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 139
Karl Fulves Random Notes (2) miniature Oil & Water
1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 108
Karl Fulves Oil & Water 5&5, cards alternate at climax
Related to 1973 Notes From Underground 3
Karl Fulves Technicolor Oddity four reds and four blacks are mixed in various ways (klondike shuffle, under/over shuffle), yet separate
Variations 1973 Notes From Underground 7
Edward Marlo "For Faro Shuffler Only" deck is separated in reds and blacks, a faro is shuffled, colors still separated
1973 Marlo's Objectives 23
Karl Fulves Camouflage all cards black as kicker, see also p. 57
1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 98
Karl Fulves Four Gone 4&4, oil and water type routine, unequal transpo kicker
Variations 1973 Notes From Underground 53
Edward Marlo Return to Colors red black separated deck is mixed a bit and still separated
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 142
Edward Marlo, Brother John Hamman Double Surprise version of Hamman's "Mumble Jumble", partial rough-smooth
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 42
William P. Miesel Mini Oil and Water 2&2, four phases
Also published here 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 96
Karl Fulves Strike/Oil 4&4, unconventional
Related to 1975 Epilogue (Issue 24) 229
Karl Fulves Red/Black Mystery 4&4 alternated, separated in four and four, a fifth card added to each group makes whole group red and black
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 1 10
Karl Fulves The Basic Color Upset 4&4
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 98
Karl Fulves Calculated Colors 3&3 or 4&4, weird mixing procedure, "mathematical oil & water"
Variations 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 208
Karl Fulves Kannibal Kards - Phase One four Jacks alternate, joker placed in middle, colors separate
1975 Kannibal Kards 1
Karl Fulves Other Suggestions (A) 2&2 oil and water
(B), (C) & (D) suggestions for cannibal themed tricks
1975 Kannibal Kards 7
Nick Trost Kings and Queens Royale
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 19
Jon Racherbaumer Technicolor Oil & Water with general comments on the plot
1976 Lecture Notes 1 18
Edward Marlo Dissertation on Oil and Water credit information
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 143
Ken Beale Apartheid II 3&3
Related to
  • "Apartheid" (Ibidem)
1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 4) 291
Karl Fulves Snapblack 2&2, first oil&water phase, then twisting phase, then all become black
Related to 1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 306
Karl Fulves Oil & Water
  • Tri It (3&3 separation)
  • X3 (3&3 mixing phase)
  • The Primaries (4&4 mixing phase)
Related to 1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 311
Jon Racherbaumer Oil & Water credit information
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 45
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo, Jon Racherbaumer Oil Slick & Water Wonderful 4&4, alternation climax
Related to 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 46
Jon Racherbaumer The Veeser Phase 4&4
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 48
Edward Marlo Early Oil & Water 5&5, then more cards
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 49
Gene Castillon, Jon Racherbaumer The Floating Phase 4&4
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 55
Jon Racherbaumer Obiter Dictum comments on Oil & Water and Hofzinser connection "The Magic Separation"
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 56
Philip T. Goldstein More Oil, More Water 4&4, four phases
Also published here 1976 Classic Tackler 12
Harvey Rosenthal Yet Another Technicolor Oddity five reds and five black cards
Inspired byRelated to 1976 Close-Up Sampler — Part 1 15
Edward Marlo Oil and Water plus Climaxes 4&4, routine with all black climax
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 148
David Solomon "Conditioned Oil and Water" 4&4
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 158
Edward Marlo "Further Dissertation on Oil and Water" more on crediting and history, with letters to George Sands, Bruce Elliott
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 160
Edward Marlo 3rd Phase (Oil and Water) 4&4
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 165
Edward Marlo, David Solomon "Oil and Water" 4&4, three phases
Inspired by
  • "Wild Root" (Ibidem)
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 166
Shigeo Futagawa Japanese Ace Trick Oil and Water effect with two red Aces and two black Aces
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 22
Nick Trost Three Jacks - Three Aces Separation type of effect
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 5
Edward Marlo "Cutesey Climax"
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 156
Karl Fulves Color Flash spectator shuffles small packets
1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 254
Gene Maze Manhattan Transfer 3&3, two phases
1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 342
Bob Farmer, Bert Allerton, Jerry Mentzer Jazz Pieces - Body & Soul a red and a black jumbo card are cut into four pieces, the pieces change places, oil and water, missing part of the description is published in "Jazz Pieces"
Related to 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 2) 476
Juan Tamariz The Oil and Water of Tamarix 4&4, two phases
Variations 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 3) 484
Philip T. Goldstein Deca Oil & Water 5x5
1977 Scattershot 9
Philip T. Goldstein Mixtant colors mix 4&4
Also published here 1977 Scattershot 9
Philip T. Goldstein Up & Down Mixtant 4&4 cards mix face up and face down
Also published here 1977 Scattershot 10
Dai Vernon Vernon's Oil & Water 4&4, five phases
Related to 1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #10) 1029
Ng Bo "The Great Wong" Oen Slow Motion Oil & Water 3&3, one extra
1977 Innovative Magic No. 1 7
Allan Ackerman Streamlined Oil and Water 3&3, full deck finish
1978 Here's My Card 77
Bob Farmer Jazz Pieces missing part of text and illustrations
Inspired by 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 512
Danny Dew Oil and Water 4&4, extra card
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 150
Karl Fulves ColorSlip 2&2 with Joker im middle, "This is an odd variation of the color-separation effect."
1978 Transpo Trix 27
Karl Fulves Transit Notes 5&5
Related to 1978 Transpo Trix 58
Dai Vernon Instant Oil & Water 4&4, extra card
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1175
Jerry K. Hartman Fixit Mixer Oil and Water
Related to 1978 Loose Ends 69
Arturo de Ascanio Agua y Aceite "Por Culebreos" 4&4, extra card, later two extra cards, three phases
Inspired byAlso published here 1978 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 2 65
Edward Marlo Technicolor Oil and Water 4&4
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 132
David Solomon 10 Card Oil Water Telecolor 4&4
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 143
Edward Marlo Second Technicolor Oil and Water 4&4
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 146
Jeff Busby Disguised Water 4&4, color changing back kicker for one color
1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 13
David Solomon 8 Card Oil and Water 4&4
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 125
Edward Marlo Pure Oil and Water 4&4
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 127
Karl Fulves Infra Red 4&4
  • The Premise
  • The Routine:
1. The Shah's Gambit
2. Second Chance
3. Unmisers
4. The Impossible Phase
Variations 1979 Four Color Problems 3
Karl Fulves Contact Colors 2&2, with card with cut-out section
1979 The Topological False Count 7
Stewart Judah Oil & Water "Retrospective"
3&3, extra card
Related toVariations 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 18) 1239
Karl Fulves Push Push 3&3, based on 6-as-6 false count
Related to 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 21) 1267
Karl Fulves Drift 4&4, way to displace color so spectator can mix cards
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 24) 1299
Karl Fulves Infra Red 4&4, addition to referenced trick
Inspired by 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 34) 131
David Britland Quick Slick several phases, 4&4
Inspired by
  • Karl Fulves' "Oil and Water" in "The Linking Ring" Vol. 53, Nr. 8. 1973, P. 74.
Sep. 1979 The Talon (Issue 5) 56
Howard A. Adams ESP Oil Water with cards face up and face down
1979 OICUFESP (Issue 2 - ten MORE brand new esp card miracles) 6
Karl Fulves All Blacks when some reds and blacks are mixed together, the cards will always become black, multiple phases
Related to 1979 Four Color Problems 19
Philip T. Goldstein Mixed Triplets 3&3, three phases, in the end all cards are black
1979 Goldstein's Gallery 12
Karl Fulves Black Out 2&2, two reds and two blacks mixed, they all change to black, repeated with another set of red and black cards, see p. 1301 for comment
Related toVariations 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 22) 1277
Paul Cummins Oiled and Watered 3&3
Oct. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 402
Steve Kuske Oil Colours spelled Kuskie
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 8) 896
Karl Fulves Six Quik 3&3, reds face-up and blacks face-down, could be odd-backed, separation in stages, then at once
Related to 1980 Color Quik 3
Karl Fulves Quik Ending alternate procedure for "Six Quik"
Related to 1980 Color Quik 6
Karl Fulves The Cards That Can't Be Mixed 4&4, four phases
Related to 1980 Color Quik 36
Frank Garcia Oil and Water kings and aces
1980 Exclusive Card Secrets 62
Gene Maze Oil and Water 3&3, four phases
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 30
Karl Fulves Principle Prism 4&4, reds and blacks are mixed and they still alternate, weird effect, two phases
Inspired by 1980 Parallel Lines 13
Karl Fulves Part One introduction to "instant, visual color separations"
1980 Color Quik 2
Karl Fulves Color Quik 2&2, reds and blacks mixed in fan condition, when fan is turned over colors have unmixed, visual, multiple phases, selected card appears as finale and signature on it changes into mirror writing
1980 Color Quik 9
Karl Fulves Automatic Oil 4&4, three phases
1980 Color Quik 25
Karl Fulves Arm Twister 4&4
1980 Color Quik 27
Karl Fulves Diagonal Switch 4&4, mixing process for Oil & Water
Related to 1980 Color Quik 27
Karl Fulves Cornered Colors 4&4, based on previous "Diagonal Switch"
1980 Color Quik 28
Karl Fulves Red Riser some red and black cards mixed, reds rise to top one by one
Related to 1980 Color Quik 30
Karl Fulves Scribble 4&4, instant unmix, face-up and face-down
1980 Color Quik 33
Karl Fulves Interspace notes on "Ultra Mix" routine
Related to 1980 Color Quik 34
Karl Fulves Oil & Arabs 2&2, with transformations
Related to 1980 Color Quik 35
Karl Fulves Zen And Water 4&4, spectator mixes cards, posed as problem
1980 Color Quik 35
Karl Fulves Part Three on strength (or lack of) of oil and water plot and finales
1980 Color Quik 40
Karl Fulves Mesmerism reds & blacks mixed, they cling to card box, then one color drops free
1980 Color Quik 45
Karl Fulves Gargoil oil & water combo with follow the leader, no method
1980 Interlocutor (Issue 41) 163
Arturo de Ascanio Öl und Wasser 4&4, extra card, later two extra cards, multiple phases
1980 Das Ascanio Seminar — Graz 1980 6
Arturo de Ascanio Agua y Aceite "Por Culebreos" 4&4, extra card, later two extra cards, three phases
Also published here 1980 El Manejo de la Carta Doble 2
Keith Davies Oil Shake 4&4, mixing climax
Inspired by 1980 The Talon (Issue 6) 87
John F. Mendoza Face Up Red-Black Shuffle red and black cards are riffle shuffled multiple times, yet they stay separated
1980 John: Verse Two 19
Karl Fulves Red Alert 2&2, "Color Quik" with transformation into red kicker
Inspired by 1980 Color Quik 15
Karl Fulves Super Gaff Method 2&2, extra card produced at end
Inspired by 1980 Color Quik 16
Karl Fulves Tying The Knot red and black cards have hole, string through it and pulled up, only one color remains on string, posed as problem
1980 Color Quik 23
Roy Walton Oil & Water Handkerchief Finale one color penetrates handkerchief, without method
1980 Color Quik 40
Karl Fulves Oil & Water Suspension Finale all cards cling to hand, one color then falls off
1980 Color Quik 40
Karl Fulves Backless 2&2, backs of one color disappear in stepped spread
1980 Color Quik 41
Karl Fulves Problem Box spread of four cards placed on card box, two cards vanish and are found inside case, no method
1980 Color Quik 44
Karl Fulves Slider 3&3, mixed and placed in box which is flicked with first finger, one color jumps out
Related to 1980 Color Quik 47
Karl Fulves Endings
  • 5 card fooler idea, trick in which 5 stepped cards are printed on cardboard the the queen must be paper clipped from other side
  • oil & water packet paper clipped and one color becomes free
1980 Color Quik 48
Karl Fulves Red Cards Vanish one color vanishes
Related to
  • first method in "Impromptu Holdouts"
1980 Color Quik 49
Karl Fulves Color Migration red and black cards mixed, one color travels under other hand on table one by one or at once, posed as problem
1980 Color Quik 50
Sam Schwartz All Red 2&2, two reds and two blacks mixed, they all change to black, repeated with another set of red and black cards, then all eight cards change to red
Inspired byVariations 1980 The Chronicles (Issue 25) 1308
Leslie Scalbert, Fred Castle, Roy Walton Oil and Queens Variation on original trick by Walton, done with jumbo cards - Oil and Water with four Queen kicker
1981 Magic With Giant Cards 4
David Solomon Refined Oil and Water 4&4
Variations 1982 Sessions 125
Karl Fulves Ices and Kings four Aces, four Kings, two cards exchanged, stay separated, and so on, credit claim
Related toVariations 1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 6
Karl Fulves Iced Notes comments on previous trick and presentational ideas
1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 10
Christian Scherer Öl und Wasser 4&4
Inspired by 1982 Card News '82 65
Christian Scherer Öl und Wasser Encore 4&4, with two extra cards
1982 Card News '82 71
Harvey Rosenthal Another Technicolor Oddity with five red and five black cards
Inspired byRelated to 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 20) 387
William P. Miesel Mini Oil and Water 2&2, four phases
Also published here 1982 Packet Tricks 24
Derek Dingle Oil and Vinegar transformation kicker
Inspired byVariations 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 167
Jon Racherbaumer Vanishing Oil and Water 4&4, all cards become blank, gaffed
1982 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 1 86
Richard Vollmer Very Nice Oil+Water 4&4, all red kicker
Sep. 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 9) 673
Philip T. Goldstein Ascension transformation kicker, inspired by of Roy Walton's "Oil and Queens"
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1982 Best of Friends 473
Karl Fulves Bounce Black 4&4, all cards end with same color
1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 46
Karl Fulves Tactics four spot cards & four picture cards, "Pair Poker", spot cards transform into kings
1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 47
William P. Miesel Water and Oil Barrons
Inspired byVariations 1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 29
Edward Marlo Clearly Oil and Water 4&4, two extra cards, four phases, spectator assists
1983 Marlo without Tears 223
Daryl Martinez Sunrise four of a kind, reds come back to top even though when alternated
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 91
Magic Ronnay The New Oil and Water Routine with eight identical red and eight identical black cards, five phases
1983 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 1) 1161
David Britland O + W 4&4, one mix and one un-mix
Variations 1983 Deckade 6
Karl Fulves Oil And Water credit information on the plot, Hofzinser, excerpt from "Tricks with Prepared Cards" (Donald Holmes, 1913)
1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 104
Paul Harris Mixed-Up Perfectionist reds and blacks mix themselves
Related toAlso published here 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 64
Ken Krenzel "Unique" Application of Roy Vasquez' "Unique", cards put in case, one color jumps out
Oct. 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 10) 830
Paul Brignall A Load Of..... blank cards with stickers
Inspired byVariations 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 23
Stephen Tucker So These Must Be...
Inspired by 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 41
Ray Kosby Cooking With Oil & Water 4&4, separation and mixing phase
1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 103
Ernst Pancrazi Four Parts Oil 4&4, no extra cards, four phases
Variations Feb. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 2) 883
Unknown Oil and Water No. 15, involving dealing, 4&4
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 22
Karl Fulves Checkers No. 16, off-beat dealing and turnover of packets, 3&3
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 24
Edward Marlo Full Deck Oil and Water red black separated deck is faro shuffled and separation preserved
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 61
Jerry Sadowitz The Five of Diamonds oil and queens, followed by royal couples into pockets
Related to 1984 Cards Hit 24
Alex East The Magician's Name oil and queens, with colored cards, as a kicker the a name appears
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 5) 1215
John W. McClure Oil and Water Supreme 4&4, odd-backed, no extra cards
July 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1083
Mike Bornstein Supreme Oil and Water 4&4
July 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1085
Jon Racherbaumer Convincing Technicolor Oil & Water 4&4
1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34, 35 & 36) 377
James Swain Slow Motion Oil and Water 3&3
July 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1088
Edward Marlo An Oil and Water Phase 4&4, with remix phase
1985 Formula One Close-Up 66
Larry Jennings, Edward Marlo, Dai Vernon Oil & Perrier 4&4, three phases
1985 Lake Tahoe Card Magic 57
Ben Harris Oil and Water Delux 4&4
1985 Midnight Special 17
Jonathan Townsend Full-Deck Oil and Water actually Triumph
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 45
Steve Beam Shakedown first face up and face down shuffled deck and then red and black cards visually separate, faro condition, cards drop
Related to 1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 9) 141
Stephen Tucker Oil and Kings
Jan. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 1) 1015
Bob Farmer Mixdemeanor 4&4, oil & water in reverse
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 430
Charles Hudson The Visine Trick all black climax
Inspired by 1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 506
Philip T. Goldstein Queens & Water oil and queens variation
1985 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 9) 1273
Philip T. Goldstein Brackets faces of red cards vanish in the end (blanko) and their backs change as well, see also page 1991 in issue 11
1985 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 9) 1277
Ben Harris Apocalypse Variations or Additions
Inspired by Feb. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 1174
Edward Marlo Challenge Oil and Water or Try This With a Glide 3&3
1986 Thirty Five Years Later 23
Gaëtan Bloom S.T.O.W.R.C.T. - The Signed, Torn, Oil, Water, Restored, Card Trick One red, one black card torn into several pieces and mixed. Red and black pieces separate, and one of the card restores.
1986 Gaetan Bloom 86 18
David Regal Perfectly Oiled 4&4
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 181
Dai Vernon Oil Slick 4&4
Related to 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 169
Edward Marlo An Oil and Water Story 4&4, four phases, surprise kicker
1987 Special Effects 80
David Neighbors Slow-Motion Oil and Water 3&3, three phases
1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 18
Walt Maddison, Harry Lorayne The Sting as packet trick with royal flush kicker, second handling by Harry Lorayne
Sep. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 1393
Roberto Giobbi Öl und wASSEr oil & Queens handling, bottle with oil and water for presentation
Inspired by 1987 CardPerfect 37
Carroll Mounier Simple Oil/Water Effect 4&4, no extra cards
July 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 7) 1518
Mark Sicher Simpler Oil/Water 3&3, no extra cards
July 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 7) 1519
Juan Tamariz Application to "Oil and Water" analysis of general effect and variations
1988 The Magic Way 77
Juan Tamariz Tamariz' Oil and Water 4&4, two phases
1988 The Magic Way 85
Juan Tamariz Audacious Method 4&4
1988 The Magic Way 129
Juan Tamariz Stripper Deck Methods 4&4, two methods
1988 The Magic Way 132
Juan Tamariz Strip-Out Method 4&4
1988 The Magic Way 135
Juan Tamariz Tenkai Method 4&4
1988 The Magic Way 136
Juan Tamariz The Pick-up Method 4&4
1988 The Magic Way 150
Juan Tamariz Super Oil and Water 4&4, seven double facers
1988 The Magic Way 151
Juan Tamariz Double Oil and Water 4&4, face-up, face-down
1988 The Magic Way 155
Juan Tamariz Flip-Flop 4&4, acrobatic flaps ala Zapped
1988 The Magic Way 160
Juan Tamariz Two by Two 4&4
1988 The Magic Way 162
Juan Tamariz Under the Spectator's Hand 4&4, spectator does everything
1988 The Magic Way 165
Juan Tamariz Instant Method 4&4, using TPC and perpendicular spread hide-out
1988 The Magic Way 168
Juan Tamariz Yourself 4&4
1988 The Magic Way 171
Juan Tamariz Roughing Method 4&4
1988 The Magic Way 175
Edward Marlo In Oil and Water 3&3, Olram Subtlety application
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 189
Juan Tamariz With the Whole Deck
1988 The Magic Way 177
Juan Tamariz Biddle - Finale under the Table 4&4, one color penetrates table
1988 The Magic Way 139
Juan Tamariz Anti-Water Finale, Face-up, Face-down 4&4
1988 The Magic Way 143
Juan Tamariz Anti Oil and Water: 4 Methods 4&4, Biddled Anti-Water I - IV
1988 The Magic Way 144
Juan Tamariz Antiwater 4&4
1988 The Magic Way 168
R. K. Miller Red Limit 2&2, two reds and two blacks mixed, they all change to black, repeated with another set of red and black cards
Inspired by 1988 Interlocutor (Issue 49) 219
Bruce Cervon The Black & White Basic Routine 4&4, using cardboard pieces that are black and white without border
  • Phase One: Simple Show
  • Phase Two: Double Mix
  • Phase Three: Double Mix Again
  • Phase Four: Piano Key Separation
  • Phase Five: The Mix
  • Phase Six: The Proof
  • Phase Seven: The Last Separation
  • Phase Eight: The Magic Wand
1989 The Black & White Trick 1
Bruce Cervon A Handling Touch 4&4, using cardboard pieces that are black and white without border, display
1989 The Black & White Trick 19
Bruce Cervon Black & White Presentation Tips 4&4, using cardboard pieces that are black and white without border
1989 The Black & White Trick 22
Bruce Cervon Another Simple Show 4&4, using cardboard pieces that are black and white without border, display
1989 The Black & White Trick 25
Bruce Cervon Multiple Lift Opening 4&4, using cardboard pieces that are black and white without border, displaying both side at beginning
1989 The Black & White Trick 27
Bruce Cervon Turnover Pass Opening 4&4, using cardboard pieces that are black and white without border, display
1989 The Black & White Trick 31
Bruce Cervon Wedge Break Oil & Water Opening 4&4, using cardboard pieces that are black and white without border
Inspired by 1989 The Black & White Trick 35
Bruce Cervon Biddle Move Opening 4&4, using cardboard pieces that are black and white without border
1989 The Black & White Trick 37
Bruce Cervon Another Biddle Move Opening 4&4, using cardboard pieces that are black and white without border
1989 The Black & White Trick 39
Bruce Cervon Elmsley Count Opening 4&4, using cardboard pieces that are black and white without border
1989 The Black & White Trick 41
Bruce Cervon Bruce Cervon's Favorite Black & White Routine 4&4, using cardboard pieces that are black and white without border
  • Phase One: The Little Finger Turnover Opening
  • Phase Two: The Novrec Separation
  • Phase Three: The Novrec Separation Again
  • Phase Four: The Piano Key Separation and Back Again
  • Phase Five: The Proof
  • Phase Six: Test Conditions Finale
Related to 1989 The Black & White Trick 73
Bruce Cervon "In the Spectator's Hands" Ending Sequence 4&4, using cardboard pieces that are black and white without border
1989 The Black & White Trick 83
Bruce Cervon Convincing Closing 4&4, using cardboard pieces that are black and white without border
1989 The Black & White Trick 87
Bruce Cervon More on "The Proof" Phase 4&4, using cardboard pieces that are black and white without border
Related to 1989 The Black & White Trick 91
Bruce Cervon The Spotted Black & White Trick 4&4, using cardboard pieces that are black and white without border, as climax the black cards have red spots, five phases
1989 The Black & White Trick 95
Michael Weber The Black and White Trick à la Michael Weber 3&3, using cardboard pieces that are black and white without border
  • Separation One
  • Separation Two
  • Separation Three
  • Climax
  • Opening Variation
1989 The Black & White Trick 107
Dai Vernon Hand Separation Displacement
Related to 1989 The Black & White Trick 108
Mark Sicher Salad Displacement
Feb. 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 2) 1605
Brother John Hamman The Knavish Deuces oil&water and follow the leader combo
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 103
Karl Fulves Dollar Swindle 3&2, dollar bill placed in packet, color separate to either side of bill
1989 And a Packet of Cards 5
Sam Schwartz Interrupted Ices four Aces, four Kings, two cards exchanged, stay separated, and so on
Inspired by 1989 And a Packet of Cards 7
Karl Fulves Remix three packets with red-black-mixed cards, two are separated but remix, the third separates
1989 And a Packet of Cards 15
Karl Fulves Demi-Device 2&2, featuring a displacement count
1989 And a Packet of Cards 21
Karl Fulves Mexipo 2&2 oil & water sequence with a card transposition, "As the title indicates, this is a transpo-type trick using a Mexican turnover."
1989 Quick Card Tricks 11
Karl Fulves Follow the Leader & Oil and Water combination, plot suggestion
Related to 1989 The Black & White Trick iii
Richard Vollmer Oil and Aces 4&4, one packet transforms to aces
Related to Oct. 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 10) 1696
Jerry Sadowitz Split Marriages Royal Marriages theme, instant reverse oil and water with kings and queens
1989 Cards on the Table 46
Brother John Hamman The Jacks Come Back 2&2, oil water with four jacks, transformation into aces
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 101
John W. McClure Mock Oil & Water 3&3
Nov. 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 11) 1856
Philip T. Goldstein Tiny Water 2&2 cards, red/ blue double backer, marketed in 1975
1990 Focus 99
Doug Edwards Tossed Salad 3&3
Oct. 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 10) 1837
Alberto Reyes The Red & Black Capers 4&4
May 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 5) 1777
Ray Kosby Never The Twain Shall Mix 4&4, spectator and performer mix cards together
1990 Spectacle 41
Edward Marlo, David Solomon Million Dollar Oil And Water Two phase Oil and Water with four reds and four blacks
VariationsAlso published here 1990 David Solomon T.A.O.M. Convention 14
Philip T. Goldstein More Oil, More Water 4&4, four phases
Also published here 1990 Focus 91
Philip T. Goldstein Mixtant colors mix 4&4
Inspired by
  • a routine by Leslie Guest in "Linking Ring" October, 1929.
Also published here
1990 Focus 97
Philip T. Goldstein Up & Down Mixtant 4&4 cards mix face up and face down
Also published here 1990 Focus 98
Edward Marlo Full Deck Oil and Water full deck separates and mixes again
1990 That's It 17
Philip T. Goldstein Ascension transformation kicker, inspired by Roy Walton's "Oil and Queens"
Also published here 1990 Focus 50
Alex Elmsley Shale Fellow Well Met - The Contrasting Backs Variant
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 39
Alex Elmsley A Rebours 4&4
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 39
José Carroll Oil and Water in a Wine Glass vertical, 4&4, one color disappears as climax
VariationsAlso published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 59
Alex Elmsley Shale Fellow Well Met Oil and Water combined with Follow The Leader, 4&4
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 34
Alex Elmsley, Brother John Hamman The Atomic Aces four phase variation on Hamman's "Final Ace Routine", including Oil & Water and Follow the Leaders Phase
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 217
John Carney Oil on Troubled Waters 3&3, deck separation climax
1991 Carneycopia 234
Scott Robinson Valdez and Water with four aces, four phases
1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 38) 696
John Bannon Shake Well Before Using red black separated cards instantly mix
Related to 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 26
Edward Marlo Letter to Simmons - Case of the Shuffles red and black cards shuffle themselves, full deck
1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 14
Fred Kaps, Channing Pollock Agua y Aceite 4&4, two phases
1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 79
Arturo de Ascanio Un Juego Inedito 4&4, three phases
Also published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 4 88
Edward Marlo Agua y Aceite translation by Ascanio
4&4, two extra cards
Also published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 5 54
Alex Elmsley Los Ases Atomicos translation
four phase variation on Hamman's "Final Ace Routine", including Oil & Water and Follow the Leaders Phase
Also published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 5 65
Arturo de Ascanio Agua y Aceite "Por Culebreos" 4&4, extra card, later two extra cards, three phases
Also published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 6 10
Bob Stencel, Terry LaGerould Age of Reason 4&4, based on Roy Walton's "Oil and Queens"
1992 Card Finesse II 274
David Bendix Dave Bendix Variation 4&4, of Roy Walton's "Oil and Queens"
1992 Card Finesse II 276
Dave Campbell Oil & Water Plus 4&4, using cards with OIL and WATER printed on them, they change into pictures of other drinks and whiskeys as finale
Inspired byAlso published here 1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 3) 8
Hideo Kato 東京湾の“水と油” (Tokyo Bay Oil and Water)
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 161
Dan Harlan Sludge and Ice Oil and Water five ten blank cards, five have a red cross and five a black cross on it, several phases
1993 The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 2) 9
Bob Farmer Jazz Pieces/Body and Soul two giant card cut into four pieces, two pieces transpose, then oil and water phase with the 4&4, Jazz Aces with the pieces
Inspired by 1993 Card File 25
Peter Duffie Oil Foil 5&5
Inspired by
  • "Second Thoughts on Oil and Water" (Roy Walton, The Complete Walton Vol. 2)
1993 Card Selection 24
Peter Duffie An Odin Sequel
Inspired by 1993 Applications 24
Randy Tanner Reset Finale after Reset routine the packets are put on top of each other and cards are suddenly alternated in pairs
1993 Card File 8
Allan Ackerman Mixed Up Blues 3&3
Variations 1994 Las Vegas Kardma 105
Allan Ackerman In Place of a Setup 3&3
1994 Las Vegas Kardma 109
Florentin Oil-And-Water Poker strange combo
June 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 6) 2368
David Regal To Mix or not to Mix 3&3
Oct. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 10) 2422
Jon Racherbaumer Whose Oil and Water? credit essay, seven pages
1994 Facsimile (Issue 2) 33
Karl Fulves Memphis Mix 4&4
Related toVariations 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 8) 93
Karl Fulves Memphis Mix handling detail
Related to 1994 Verbatim (Issue 10) 129
Unknown Red and Black Flourish cards openly separated, are shuffled, still shown separated, also as two card location
1994 More Greater Magic 1125
Karl Fulves Mixed Marriages 4&4, reverse mixing phase
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 8) 93
Jack Potter Unstacked Jacks No. 39, 3&3 oil water phase as intro for Three-Jacks Deal
Also published here 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 78
Roy Walton Mini Mix 3&3
Inspired by 1995 Underworld (Issue 1) 13
Karl Fulves 6-Card Repeat & Oil & Water effect combination, posed as problem
1995 The Fine Print (Issue 2) 32
Allan Ackerman More Mixed Up Blues 4&4
Inspired by 1996 Al Cardpone 34
Paul Cummins Deliberate Oil & Water 4&4
1996 from a shuffled deck in use... Part Two 22
Michael Skinner Oil and Water Rides Again 4&4, three phases, all red climax
1996 Classic Sampler 9
Baltazar Fuentes Oil and Water for Experts 3&3, no extra, four phases
Inspired by
  • Rene Lavand's routine
1996 Arempi 18
Pablo Domenèch Rojas y Negras 4&4, extra card
1996 La Magia de Pablo Domènech 78
Peter Duffie Separatic 3&3
Related to
  • Stuart Judah routine
1996 With Cards 11
Dominique Duvivier New-Wave All Backs Red and blue double-backed cards shuffled together and magically separate. One of the double backers is split into two Jokers, then the faces on the rest of the deck appear
1996 Magie Duvivier 175
Unknown Pas Possible (Trick shown to Dominique Duvivier by a stranger who calls himself Commander Ryno) Oil and Water with Oil and Queens type of ending, but with color changing backs as well
Inspired byVariations 1996 Magie Duvivier 99
Dominique Duvivier Mulligan's Moot Pas Possible variation with less discrepancies, similar effect
Inspired by 1996 Magie Duvivier 101
Pablo Domenèch Rojas, Negras... Y Cuatro Ases one phase Oil and Queens routine
1996 La Magia de Pablo Domènech 60
David Solomon Technicolor Oil And Water 4&4, gaffed card with divided face
1997 Solomon's Mind 101
Eugene Burger "Is Seeing Believing?" presentation for Oil & Water plot
1997 Solomon's Mind 105
Herb Zarrow Progressive Oil & Water 4&4, then 3&3, then 2&2, then 1&1, dated 1955
Variations 1997 Underworld (Issue 6) 71
Herb Zarrow Progressive Variations
Inspired by 1997 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 139
Eugene Burger Solomon's Oil And Water Routines "An Introduction"
1997 Solomon's Mind 90
David Solomon Million Dollar Oil and Water 4&4, three phases
Also published here 1997 Solomon's Mind 93
David Solomon A Small Color Collision 4&4, one gaffed card
1997 Solomon's Mind 98
Adrian "Ramblar" Guerra According to the Pad 4&4, pad is half red and half black, mixed and top four placed on red side of pad and others on black, the separate, three phases
1997 Notes 15
Simon Lovell Oily Snobs 4&4
  • Phase One - Mix and Separate
  • Phase Two - Try Harder, Tramps!!
  • Phase Three - The Solo Tramps Goes For It!
Related to 1997 Simon Says! 98
Unknown Biddle Oil & Water 4&4
1998 Card College — Volume 3 508
R. C. Fields Diminuendo simplified handling
Inspired by 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 7) 173
Steven Hamilton Mixing With Royalty one packet changes into Queens
Inspired byAlso published here 1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 63
Alex Elmsley Colour Filter four red cards are interlaced with four black cards, then wrapped in handkerchief, cards of one color penetrate silk
1998 Come A Little Closer 48
Guy Hollingworth Oil and Water 3&3, optical alignment
1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 39
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note credit information on Oil & Water
Related to 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 189
Ellis Stanyon A New Protean or Chameleon Pack No. 57, deck shown mixed, then cut in half, one half shown all red and other all black
Related to 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 189
Sam Schwartz Mystery Mix 3&3, three red-backed Kings and three blue-backed Aces
Inspired by
  • "No Two Ways" (Ron Edwards, Ibidem #13)
Related to
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 63
Lee Asher Red Black Separation using Pulp Friction
2000 Pulp Friction 10
Karl Fulves, Ronald B. Edwards Colors Can't Mix No. 47, odd-backed oil & water in which faces mix but not backs and vice versa, 4&4
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 108
Don England Slick Oil and Clarified Water 4&4
2001 Don England's Paradox 140
Justin Higham Unaccountable Oil and Water 4&4
Inspired by
  • "Unaccounted Oil and Water" (Justing Higham, Card Notes)
2001 The Simulation of Miracles 23
Harry Lorayne Two Over Easy 4&4
Inspired by
  • Gabi Pareras idea
Also published here
2001 Personal Collection 209
Bob Kohler The Deck That Can't Be Shuffled deck separates into reds and blacks repeatedly despite shuffling, using Daryl's Triumph Display
2001 Kardz 1
Justin Higham Collected Oil and Water - Streamlined two methods
Inspired by
  • "Collected Oil and Water" (Justing Higham, Card Notes)
2001 The Simulation of Miracles 26
Darwin Ortiz Ultimate Oil & Water 3&3, deck seperation and remix climax
Inspired by 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 158