homing card \n \n francis carlyle \n the new, revised version of the "homing card" \n francis carlyle \n heimkehrerkarte \n rudolf braunmüller \n francis carlyle \n the homing card  updated \n francis carlyle \n fotomaton \n rafael benatar \n a real standup card routine \n mac king \n on the carlyle card to pocket \n gary kurtz \n homing card variation \n darwin ortiz \n phase one: the return of "the homing card" \n michael vincent \n the homing card \n francis carlyle \n paul vigil \n jimmy grippo \n slow motion card to pocket \n tom rose
1947
stars of magic
Francis Carlyle

Homing Card

Related toVariations The New, Revised Version of the "Homing Card" (Francis Carlyle, 1975)
 HeimkehrerKarte (Rudolf Braunmüller, Francis Carlyle, 1985)
 The Homing Card  Updated (Francis Carlyle, 1985 ca.)
 Fotomaton (Rafael Benatar, 1989)
 A Real Standup Card Routine (Mac King, 1990)
 Homing Card Variation (Darwin Ortiz, 2006)
 Phase One: The Return of "The Homing Card" (Michael Vincent, 2013)
 The Homing Card (Francis Carlyle, Paul Vigil, Jimmy Grippo, 2014)
 Slow Motion Card to Pocket (Tom Rose, 2018)

1947

Stars of Magic
(Vol. 4 No. 2)

61



pocket vanish \n coin through trouser to the inside pocket, then it vanishes \n unknown \n through the pantleg \n unknown \n gary kurtz \n money in the pocket \n jack vosburgh
1952
modern coin magic
Unknown

Pocket Vanish

Related to

1952

Modern Coin Magic

52



(10) positional codes \n \n tony corinda \n code of silence \n gary kurtz
1959
two person telepathy
Tony Corinda

(10) Positional Codes

Related to

1959

Two Person Telepathy

260



key card placement \n running cut \n dai vernon \n placement control \n edward marlo \n another example: a vernon key card placement \n gary kurtz \n key card control \n roberto giobbi
1967
ultimate secrets of card magic
Dai Vernon

Key Card Placement

Related to

1967

Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic

159



han ping chien \n coins held in spread, one lapped followed by han ping chien \n derek dingle \n the han ping chien \n gary kurtz
1973
the pallbearers review vol. 58
Derek Dingle

Han Ping Chien

Related to

Jan. 1973

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 58
(Vol. 8 No. 3)

587



diabolique! \n card prediction in envelope, number is named and card at that position in deck is used, half forcing deck \n gary kurtz
1973
the compleat magick — volume i
Gary Kurtz

Diabolique!

1973

The Compleat Magick — Volume I
(Issue 76)

379



the invisible card and envelopes \n an invisible though of card is put in an invisible envelope and sealed in an empty visible envelope. envelope and correct card appear. \n alan shaxon \n the invisible cards and envelopes \n gary kurtz \n die unsichtbare karte und umschläge \n alan shaxon
1976
practical sorcery
Alan Shaxon

The Invisible Card and Envelopes

VariationsAlso published here

1976

Practical Sorcery

12



subtle coin steal \n palming a coin from a group, flipover \n harvey rosenthal \n palming one coin from a group \n gary kurtz \n subtle coin steal \n harvey rosenthal
1976
the pallbearers review vol. 910
Harvey Rosenthal

Subtle Coin Steal

Related toAlso published here

1976

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 910
(Vol. 10 No. CloseUp Folio #2)

890



omnitwist \n card selected, twisting routine with ace through four, then one transforms into selection
 twist phase
 think touch turn phase \n edward marlo \n the king thing \n gary kurtz
1977
good turns
Edward Marlo

OmniTwist

Related to

1977

Good Turns

11



closequarters \n two quarters transform into half dollar \n daryl martinez \n fusion \n gary kurtz \n close quarters \n daryl martinez
1981
closeup fantasies finalé
Daryl Martinez

CloseQuarters

VariationsAlso published here

1981

Closeup Fantasies Finalé

119



longitudinal card change \n using longitudinal tenkai palm \n phillip young \n the flutter change \n gary kurtz
1982
fingers don't entertain, people do
Phillip Young

Longitudinal Card Change

Related to

1982

Fingers don't Entertain, People Do

10



cartesian coins \n tabled, offbeat use of shell \n jay sankey \n gary kurtz
1983
the collected almanac
Jay Sankey, Gary Kurtz

Cartesian Coins

1983

The Collected Almanac
(Vol. 1 No. 12)

108



fusion \n two halfdollars transform into dollar \n gary kurtz \n closequarters \n daryl martinez \n fusion plus \n michael powers
1983
powerful magic
Gary Kurtz

Fusion

Inspired byVariations

1983

Powerful Magic

66



fusion plus \n two quarters become a halfdollar, repeat, then two halfdollars transform into dollar, lapping \n michael powers \n fusion \n gary kurtz \n fusion plus standing \n michael powers \n jay sankey
1983
powerful magic
Michael Powers

Fusion Plus

Inspired byVariations

1983

Powerful Magic

67



master secret of the swami \n three digit number test, spectator first gets one right, then two and finally the complete number \n dr. stanley jaks \n g.k. on dr. jaks' "master secret of the swami" \n gary kurtz \n dr. stanley jaks
1984
the incredible dr. stanley jaks
Dr. Stanley Jaks

Master Secret of the Swami

Variations

1984

The Incredible Dr. Stanley Jaks

4



penny lane \n without glass \n gary kurtz \n purse and glass \n david roth
1985
the collected almanac
Gary Kurtz

Penny Lane

Inspired by

1985

The Collected Almanac
(Vol. 3 No. 34, 35 & 36)

364



slip force handling \n \n art altman \n slip force handling \n gary kurtz
1985
best of friends — volume ii
Art Altman

Slip Force Handling

Variations

1985

Best of Friends — Volume II

358



purse and glass \n three silver coins transpose with three copper coins in purse \n david roth \n penny lane \n gary kurtz \n the purse & glass \n david roth \n wild coin (coins, purse, no glass) \n jeremiah zuo \n purse, coins, no glass \n geoffrey latta
1985
expert coin magic
David Roth

Purse and Glass

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1985

Expert Coin Magic

273



salt & pepper shaker \n coins vanish and appear under salt and pepper shakers. \n albert goshman \n scotch and soda for real \n reed mcclintock \n quasimodo quoins \n jim krenz \n coin under shaker à la goshman \n gary kurtz
1985
magic by gosh
Albert Goshman

Salt & Pepper Shaker

Related toVariations

1985

Magic By Gosh

39



flash card to case \n signed card appears folded in case \n ben harris \n the folded card in cardcase \n gary kurtz
1985
out of his mind!
Ben Harris

Flash Card to Case

Related to

1985

Out Of His Mind!

54



cartesian coins \n tabled, offbeat use of shell \n jay sankey \n gary kurtz
1986
sankey panky
Jay Sankey, Gary Kurtz

Cartesian Coins

1986

Sankey Panky

17



silk and silver \n production, vanish, reproduction \n dai vernon \n five silver dollars and a handkerchief routine \n arthur h. buckley \n g.k. on vernon's 'silk and silver' \n dai vernon \n gary kurtz \n coin appearance in handkerchief \n patrick page
1987
the vernon chronicles — volume 1
Dai Vernon

Silk and Silver

Related toVariations

1987

The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1

208



five hundred percent \n half dollar is stretched into jumbo coin, visual handling \n gary kurtz
1987
magical arts journal
Gary Kurtz

Five Hundred Percent

1987

Magical Arts Journal
(Vol. 1 No. 10)

12



jumbo coin waist steal \n \n gary kurtz
1987
magical arts journal
Gary Kurtz

Jumbo Coin Waist Steal

1987

Magical Arts Journal
(Vol. 1 No. 10)

12



fake turnover \n \n karl fulves \n the unidirectional turnover \n gary kurtz
1987
secret session — part three
Karl Fulves

Fake Turnover

Related to

1987

Secret Session — Part Three

73



zero, one, two, four #1 \n four coin production \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1
Gary Kurtz

Zero, One, Two, Four #1

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1

1



zero, one, two, four #2 \n four coin production \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1
Gary Kurtz

Zero, One, Two, Four #2

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1

3



tumble production \n \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1
Gary Kurtz

Tumble Production

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1

3



multiple transfer #2 \n stack from right hand thumb grip to left hand finger palm \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1
Gary Kurtz

Multiple Transfer #2

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1

4



too many coins \n four coins vanish one by one \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1
Gary Kurtz

Too Many Coins

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1

5



the comeback \n four coins are produced from a spectator \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1
Gary Kurtz

The Comeback

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1

7



fingertip to fingertip drop shuttle \n \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1
Gary Kurtz

Fingertip to Fingertip Drop Shuttle

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1

7



g.k. spectator coins across \n four coins across \n gary kurtz \n g. k. spectator coins across \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1
Gary Kurtz

G.K. Spectator Coins Across

Related to

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1

8



levels of impossibility \n string cut into four pieces, pieces knot together very quickly and string is eventually restored \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1
Gary Kurtz

Levels of Impossibility

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1

12



well spun \n wad of cotton turns into a string \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1
Gary Kurtz

Well Spun

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1

13



body heat \n using connie haden's "two copper/one silver" gaff \n gary kurtz \n body heat \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1
Gary Kurtz

Body Heat

Related to

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1

14



two on one \n card signed on the back fuses with card signed on the front \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1
Gary Kurtz

Two On One

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1

16



moving to the inside \n card travels between two file cards, which are stapled all around \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1
Gary Kurtz

Moving to the Inside

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1

17



card load \n \n gary kurtz \n the cheeky load \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1
Gary Kurtz

Card Load

Related to

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1

17



absence travels \n two pieces of paper, both are punched with four holes, holes travel from one paper to the other \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1
Gary Kurtz

Absence Travels

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1

19



mirror image \n topological thing, words on paper held in front of a small mirror, they end up written backwards \n gary kurtz \n mirror image \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1
Gary Kurtz

Mirror Image

Related to

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1

21



four fisted \n copper/silver  transformation combo, two coins change in performer's hands and two in spectator's \n gary kurtz \n fourfisted \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 2
Gary Kurtz

Four Fisted

Related to

1988

Continuations ... Departures 2

1



the double take switch \n finger palm, classic palm \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 2
Gary Kurtz

The Double Take Switch

1988

Continuations ... Departures 2

2



four fisted ii \n four quarters turn into four copper coins \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 2
Gary Kurtz

Four Fisted II

1988

Continuations ... Departures 2

4



smoker \n routine with cigarettes and a lighter, cigarette rises from pack, lighter appears and changes into squirting lighter, finally lit cigarette turns into chewing gum \n gary kurtz \n maybe i won't smoke after all \n gary kurtz \n smoker \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 2
Gary Kurtz

Smoker

Also published here

1988

Continuations ... Departures 2

5



countering expectations \n beginning of a cups and balls routine, balls change color \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 2
Gary Kurtz

Countering Expectations

1988

Continuations ... Departures 2

7



inside/outside \n two stapled cards turn inside out \n gary kurtz \n inside/outside \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 2
Gary Kurtz

Inside/Outside

Related to

1988

Continuations ... Departures 2

9



the unidirectional turnover \n "unidirerctional" \n gary kurtz \n fake turnover \n karl fulves
1988
continuations ... departures 2
Gary Kurtz

The Unidirectional Turnover

Related to

1988

Continuations ... Departures 2

9



signed, sealed, delivered in advance \n signed card to nest of envelopes \n gary kurtz \n special delivery \n gary kurtz \n signed, sealed, delivered in advance \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 2
Gary Kurtz

Signed, Sealed, Delivered in Advance

Related toAlso published here

1988

Continuations ... Departures 2

11



the longitudinal vanish and transfer \n retention of vision vanish with a card \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 2
Gary Kurtz

The Longitudinal Vanish and Transfer

1988

Continuations ... Departures 2

14



continuation \n series of effects with coin and handkerchief, two jumbo coins finale \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 2
Gary Kurtz

Continuation

1988

Continuations ... Departures 2

15



orange \n red and yellow ball rolled up in sheet of paper turn into orange \n gary kurtz \n orange \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 2
Gary Kurtz

Orange

Related to

1988

Continuations ... Departures 2

18



the name is the same \n prediction, at the end spectator's name appears on back of card \n gary kurtz \n name it! \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 2
Gary Kurtz

The Name is the Same

Related to

1988

Continuations ... Departures 2

20



zero, one, two, four \n four coin production, with alternate production technique for first coin \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1 & 2
Gary Kurtz

Zero, One, Two, Four

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2

1



multiple transfer #2 \n stack from left hand finger palm to right hand thumb grip \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1 & 2
Gary Kurtz

Multiple Transfer #2

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2

1



multiple transfer #2 \n stack from right hand thumb grip to left hand finger palm \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1 & 2
Gary Kurtz

Multiple Transfer #2

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2

4



money begets money \n four coin production \n gary kurtz \n money begets money \n gary kurtz \n money begets money \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1 & 2
Gary Kurtz

Money Begets Money

Also published here

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2

5



too many coins \n four coins vanish one by one \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1 & 2
Gary Kurtz

Too Many Coins

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2

7



the comeback \n "the reproduction sequence", four coins from spectator, two procedures \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1 & 2
Gary Kurtz

The Comeback

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2

10



fingertip to fingertip drop shuttle \n \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1 & 2
Gary Kurtz

Fingertip to Fingertip Drop Shuttle

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2

10



g.k. spectator coins across \n four coins \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1 & 2
Gary Kurtz

G.K. Spectator Coins Across

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2

12



popup steal \n \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1 & 2
Gary Kurtz

Popup Steal

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2

13



countering expectations \n cups and balls sequence \n gary kurtz \n the g.k. cups and balls \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1 & 2
Gary Kurtz

Countering Expectations

Related to

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2

18



maybe i won't smoke after all \n "comedy of errors", routine with cigarettes and a lighter, cigarette rises from pack, lighter appears and changes into squirting lighter, finally lit cigarette turns into chewing gum \n gary kurtz \n smoker \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1 & 2
Gary Kurtz

Maybe I Won't Smoke After All

Also published here

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2

20



the rivoli assembly \n seven cards assembly, repeat phase \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1 & 2
Gary Kurtz

The Rivoli Assembly

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2

23



psychological fusion \n "a.k.a. two on one", card signed on the back fuses with card signed on the front \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1 & 2
Gary Kurtz

Psychological Fusion

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2

26



moving to the inside \n card travels between two file cards which are first stapled all around in front of spectators \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1 & 2
Gary Kurtz

Moving to the Inside

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2

29



inside pocket load \n for loading wallet, pocket, ... \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1 & 2
Gary Kurtz

Inside Pocket Load

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2

30



the longitudinal vanish and transfer \n retention of vision vanish with a card, transfer from right ltp to left classic palm \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1 & 2
Gary Kurtz

The Longitudinal Vanish and Transfer

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2

31



absence travels \n hole travels from paper to paper \n gary kurtz
1988
continuations ... departures 1 & 2
Gary Kurtz

Absence Travels

1988

Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2

32



forward \n one coin routine with jumbo coin \n gary kurtz
1988
flurious
Gary Kurtz

Forward

1988

Flurious




flurious \n using jumbo coins, with handkerchief \n gary kurtz \n flurious \n gary kurtz
1988
flurious
Gary Kurtz

Flurious

Related to

1988

Flurious

1



flurious steal \n tucked in belt, with jumbo coin \n gary kurtz
1988
flurious
Gary Kurtz

Flurious Steal

1988

Flurious

1



jumbo coin change overs \n \n gary kurtz
1988
flurious
Gary Kurtz

Jumbo Coin Change Overs

1988

Flurious

1



500% \n coin grows into jumbo coin \n gary kurtz
1988
flurious
Gary Kurtz

500%

1988

Flurious

2



retention pass #1 \n jumbo coin \n gary kurtz
1988
flurious
Gary Kurtz

Retention Pass #1

1988

Flurious

2



retention pass #2 \n with jumbo coin \n gary kurtz
1988
flurious
Gary Kurtz

Retention Pass #2

1988

Flurious

3



jumbo coin transformation \n using silk \n gary kurtz
1988
flurious
Gary Kurtz

Jumbo Coin Transformation

1988

Flurious

8



jumbo coin vanish \n with handkerchief, sleeve \n gary kurtz
1988
flurious
Gary Kurtz

Jumbo Coin Vanish

1988

Flurious

9



zero, one, two, four \n four coin production \n gary kurtz
1989
continuations and departures
Gary Kurtz

Zero, One, Two, Four

1989

Continuations and Departures

1



money begets money \n four coin production \n gary kurtz \n money begets money \n gary kurtz
1989
continuations and departures
Gary Kurtz

Money Begets Money

Also published here

1989

Continuations and Departures

3



g. k. spectator coins across \n four coins across, slightly different than version in "continuations ... departures 1" \n gary kurtz \n g.k. spectator coins across \n gary kurtz
1989
continuations and departures
Gary Kurtz

G. K. Spectator Coins Across

Related to

1989

Continuations and Departures

6



absence travels \n two pieces of paper, both are punched with four holes, holes travel from one paper to the other \n gary kurtz
1989
continuations and departures
Gary Kurtz

Absence Travels

1989

Continuations and Departures

13



the gesticulated switch \n \n gary kurtz
1989
continuations and departures
Gary Kurtz

The Gesticulated Switch

1989

Continuations and Departures

14



countering expectations \n beginning of a cups and balls routine, balls change color \n gary kurtz
1989
continuations and departures
Gary Kurtz

Countering Expectations

1989

Continuations and Departures

16



moving to the inside \n card travels between to file cards, which are stapled all around \n gary kurtz
1989
continuations and departures
Gary Kurtz

Moving to the Inside

1989

Continuations and Departures

18



the cheeky load \n \n gary kurtz \n card load \n gary kurtz
1989
continuations and departures
Gary Kurtz

The Cheeky Load

Related to

1989

Continuations and Departures

18



flash glitter finale \n finale for coin routine, coins are wrapped in paper, paper is ignited and they vanish in a flash of fire, leaving a shower of glitter \n gary kurtz
1989
continuations and departures
Gary Kurtz

Flash Glitter Finale

1989

Continuations and Departures

20



sharing the credit \n accomplice is asked to leave the room, after returning he finds a selected card, two versions, accomplice does not really know how it's done \n gary kurtz
1989
continuations and departures
Gary Kurtz

Sharing the Credit

1989

Continuations and Departures

22



the hofzinser cull placement \n \n gary kurtz
1989
continuations and departures
Gary Kurtz

The Hofzinser Cull Placement

1989

Continuations and Departures

22



code of silence \n \n gary kurtz \n (10) positional codes \n tony corinda \n the code of silence \n gary kurtz
1989
continuations and departures
Gary Kurtz

Code of Silence

Related toAlso published here

1989

Continuations and Departures

25



code of silence ii \n medium finds paper and knows which three digit numbers are written \n gary kurtz
1989
continuations and departures
Gary Kurtz

Code of Silence II

1989

Continuations and Departures

27



extra for experts \n tips and ideas for the twisting arm illusion by various people \n gary kurtz \n joe monti \n meir yedid \n shinkoh \n mark mitton \n david oliver \n gaëtan bloom
1989
twisting arm illusion
Gary Kurtz, Joe Monti, Meir Yedid, Shinkoh, Mark Mitton, David Oliver, Gaëtan Bloom

Extra for Experts

1989

Twisting Arm Illusion

5



preface \n \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Preface

1990

Unexplainable Acts

9



hypothetical possibilities \n ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears, wallet \n gary kurtz \n hypothetical possibilities \n gary kurtz \n mtheory \n benjamin earl
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Hypothetical Possibilities

Variations

1990

Unexplainable Acts

11



onehanded getready \n \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

OneHanded GetReady

1990

Unexplainable Acts

13



rubadubdub \n \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

RubADubDub

1990

Unexplainable Acts

14



inside/outside \n two stapled cards turn inside out \n gary kurtz \n inside/outside \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Inside/Outside

Related to

1990

Unexplainable Acts

16



unidirectional turnover \n \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Unidirectional Turnover

1990

Unexplainable Acts

19



constant return \n with "mine"/"yours" written on coins \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Constant Return

1990

Unexplainable Acts

20



attraction \n mysterious sliding on stick \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Attraction

1990

Unexplainable Acts

23



wishful thinking \n effect combination \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Wishful Thinking

1990

Unexplainable Acts

25



slip force handling \n \n gary kurtz \n slip force handling \n art altman
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Slip Force Handling

Variations

1990

Unexplainable Acts

26



top to bottom pivot palm \n \n gary kurtz \n advanced loewy palm \n benjamin earl
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Top to Bottom Pivot Palm

Related to

1990

Unexplainable Acts

27



bottom palm replacement \n \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Bottom Palm Replacement

1990

Unexplainable Acts

28



fingertip longitudinal steal \n from the center \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Fingertip Longitudinal Steal

1990

Unexplainable Acts

28



split disclosure \n half the card travels in wallet, half in anything \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Split Disclosure

1990

Unexplainable Acts

30



body heat \n using scotch and soda gimmick \n gary kurtz \n body heat \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Body Heat

Related to

1990

Unexplainable Acts

32



fourfisted \n copper/silver  transformation combo \n gary kurtz \n four fisted \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

FourFisted

Related to

1990

Unexplainable Acts

35



special delivery \n \n gary kurtz \n signed, sealed, delivered in advance \n gary kurtz \n signed, sealed, delivered in advance \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Special Delivery

Related to

1990

Unexplainable Acts

39



orange \n lemon and tomato change into fruit in cardboard \n gary kurtz \n orange \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Orange

Related to

1990

Unexplainable Acts

43



name it! \n at the end spectator's name appears on back of card \n gary kurtz \n the name is the same \n gary kurtz \n mxyzptlk \n tomas blomberg
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Name It!

Related toVariations

1990

Unexplainable Acts

46



the anticipator \n performer removes same coin as spectator from pocket \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

The Anticipator

1990

Unexplainable Acts

49



the empty hand \n inside jacket pocket \n gary kurtz \n the empty hand variation \n gary kurtz \n steve bedwell \n carta al bolsillo \n luis h. trueba
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

The Empty Hand

Related toVariations

1990

Unexplainable Acts

51



interchange \n \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Interchange

1990

Unexplainable Acts

54



inside jacket \n back on pack \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Inside Jacket

1990

Unexplainable Acts

56



zarrow's triple buckle \n \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Zarrow's Triple Buckle

1990

Unexplainable Acts

58



multiple palm \n small packet \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Multiple Palm

1990

Unexplainable Acts

59



coming out ahead \n mental lead in, using bag, multiple coins \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Coming out Ahead

1990

Unexplainable Acts

61



artistic license \n modern art theme, yellow and blue sections on a card morph to green \n gary kurtz \n an artistic application \n doug conn
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Artistic License

Variations

1990

Unexplainable Acts

65



erdnase's first transformation \n \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Erdnase's First Transformation

1990

Unexplainable Acts

65



trio \n long combination \n gary kurtz \n twisted trio \n curtis kam \n sliding behind the fan \n gary kurtz \n revisiting trio (trioish) \n jeremiah zuo
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Trio

Related toVariations

1990

Unexplainable Acts

67



transfer \n thumb to finger \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Transfer

1990

Unexplainable Acts

71



all together \n four of a kind in spectators palms \n gary kurtz \n who wants another collectors? \n jack avis
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

All Together

Variations

1990

Unexplainable Acts

79



swing cut palm \n \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Swing Cut Palm

1990

Unexplainable Acts

81



cigar \n \n gary kurtz \n editorial \n steven hamilton \n cigar \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Cigar

Related toAlso published here

1990

Unexplainable Acts

83



mirror image \n topological thing \n gary kurtz \n mirror image \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Mirror Image

Related to

1990

Unexplainable Acts

88



flurious \n using jumbo coins \n gary kurtz \n flurious \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Flurious

Related to

1990

Unexplainable Acts

91



jumbo coin change overs \n \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Jumbo Coin Change Overs

1990

Unexplainable Acts

91



jumbo coin \n silk cover \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Jumbo Coin

1990

Unexplainable Acts

91



jumbo coin vanishes \n two methods \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Jumbo Coin Vanishes

1990

Unexplainable Acts

94



jumbo coin vanish \n sleeve or breast pocket \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Jumbo Coin Vanish

1990

Unexplainable Acts

99



jumbo coin transformation \n using silk \n gary kurtz
1990
unexplainable acts
Gary Kurtz

Jumbo Coin Transformation

1990

Unexplainable Acts

99



exodus \n sugar/salt vanish, pen cap instead of thumb tip \n jay sankey \n gary kurtz
1990
100% sankey
Jay Sankey, Gary Kurtz

Exodus

1990

100% Sankey

23



relentless \n monster coin routine
1.) four silver dollars from the purse frame
2.) the penny
3.) returning the penny to the purse frame
4.) double transposition in spectator's hand
5.) returning the penny to the purse frame (again)
6.) interlude
7.) coins through the table
8.) the bag on the purse and four more coins
9.) the penny returns
10.) the classic hang ping chien coins across
11.) the finale: returning to the beginning \n gary kurtz
1990
coin magic
Gary Kurtz

Relentless

1990

Coin Magic

1



producing four coins from a purse frame \n \n gary kurtz
1990
coin magic
Gary Kurtz

Producing Four Coins from a Purse Frame

1990

Coin Magic

2



no shuttle shuttle pass \n \n roger klause \n gary kurtz
1990
coin magic
Roger Klause, Gary Kurtz

No Shuttle Shuttle Pass

1990

Coin Magic

3



vanishing a coin in a purse frame \n \n gary kurtz
1990
coin magic
Gary Kurtz

Vanishing a Coin in a Purse Frame

1990

Coin Magic

5



four fisted #2 \n four quarters turn into four copper coins \n gary kurtz
1990
coin magic
Gary Kurtz

Four Fisted #2

1990

Coin Magic

17



trio in three \n from 1981, three different coins travel under two cards, from hand to hand and back under the cards, haden gaff \n gary kurtz \n three with csb \n reed mcclintock
1990
coin magic
Gary Kurtz

Trio in Three

Inspired by

1990

Coin Magic

19



accumulation and breakdown \n one coin routine, coin transform to glitter as a climax \n gary kurtz
1990
coin magic
Gary Kurtz

Accumulation and Breakdown

1990

Coin Magic

22



the initial production \n the three stroke changeover \n gary kurtz
1990
coin magic
Gary Kurtz

The Initial Production

1990

Coin Magic

22



vanish and reproduction \n fingertip take \n gary kurtz
1990
coin magic
Gary Kurtz

Vanish and Reproduction

1990

Coin Magic

23



down the arm \n coin travels from elbow to hand \n gary kurtz
1990
coin magic
Gary Kurtz

Down the Arm

1990

Coin Magic

23



the rebound pass \n \n gary kurtz
1990
coin magic
Gary Kurtz

The Rebound Pass

1990

Coin Magic

23



down the arm vanish \n \n gary kurtz
1990
coin magic
Gary Kurtz

Down the Arm Vanish

1990

Coin Magic

24



the fingertip take and changeover \n \n gary kurtz
1990
coin magic
Gary Kurtz

The Fingertip Take and ChangeOver

1990

Coin Magic

25



through the pantleg \n \n unknown \n gary kurtz \n pocket vanish \n unknown
1990
coin magic
Unknown, Gary Kurtz

Through the Pantleg

Inspired by

1990

Coin Magic

26



the single coin repeat \n \n gary kurtz
1990
coin magic
Gary Kurtz

The Single Coin Repeat

1990

Coin Magic

27



the breakdown gimmick \n thumb tip with attached coin \n gary kurtz
1990
coin magic
Gary Kurtz

The Breakdown Gimmick

1990

Coin Magic

27



g.k. on vernon's 'silk and silver' \n  opening sequence (production and penetration of handkerchief)
 the vanish sequence
 the reproduction / appearance of coins in bag
 the final vanish \n dai vernon \n gary kurtz \n silk and silver \n dai vernon
1990
coin magic
Dai Vernon, Gary Kurtz

G.K. on Vernon's 'Silk and Silver'

Inspired by

1990

Coin Magic

30



three to go \n three coins are produced and vanished under a handkerchief \n gary kurtz
1990
coin magic
Gary Kurtz

Three to Go

1990

Coin Magic

38



unexplainable acts \n \n simon lovell \n gary kurtz \n richard kaufman
1990
opus
Simon Lovell (reviewer)

Unexplainable Acts

Oct. 1990

Opus
(Vol. 3 No. 6)

17



coins through table kicker \n coins travel up instead of last one down \n mike gallo \n coins through table kicker \n gary kurtz \n mike gallo \n "coins thru table kicker" \n mike gallo
1991
the magic of michael ammar
Mike Gallo

Coins Through Table Kicker

VariationsAlso published here

1991

The Magic of Michael Ammar

119



variations on erdnase's first transformation: transformation with outjog \n \n alex elmsley \n the upjogged erdnase transformation \n gary kurtz
1991
the collected works of alex elmsley — volume 1
Alex Elmsley

Variations on Erdnase's First Transformation: Transformation with Outjog

Related to

1991

The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1

137



overhand shuffle placement \n setup \n gary kurtz \n directed verdict \n john bannon
1991
smoke and mirrors
Gary Kurtz

Overhand Shuffle Placement

Inspired by

1991

Smoke and Mirrors

106



the g.k. cups and balls \n balls change color, seven final loads
 phase one  introducing the props
 phase two  countering expectations
 phase three  variation on vernon's travelling sequences
 phase four (all three balls appear under the centre cup)
 part five: the final loading sequences (part one)
 phase six: producing three oranges (and reloading)
 phase seven: the final stretch \n gary kurtz
1991
the cups and balls
Gary Kurtz

The G.K. Cups and Balls

1991

The Cups and Balls

1



the false transfer \n false throw à la goshman \n gary kurtz
1991
the cups and balls
Gary Kurtz

The False Transfer

1991

The Cups and Balls

17



the tipoff load \n from classic palm \n gary kurtz
1991
the cups and balls
Gary Kurtz

The Tipoff Load

1991

The Cups and Balls

18



the double load \n loading an extra ball under the cup \n gary kurtz
1991
the cups and balls
Gary Kurtz

The Double Load

1991

The Cups and Balls

18



the fake load \n \n gary kurtz
1991
the cups and balls
Gary Kurtz

The Fake Load

1991

The Cups and Balls

19



introduction \n \n gary kurtz
1991
relentless
Gary Kurtz

Introduction

1991

Relentless

1



relentless  part one \n 1. introducing the purse frame
2. producing the first two dollars
3. producing the second two dollars
4. producing the penny
5. replacing the penny into the purse frame
6. the double transposition
7. replacing the penny in the purse frame (again) \n gary kurtz \n relentless \n gary kurtz
1991
relentless
Gary Kurtz

Relentless  Part One

Related to

1991

Relentless

2



nod technique \n \n gary kurtz
1991
relentless
Gary Kurtz

Nod Technique

1991

Relentless

5



two for two optical shuttle pass \n \n gary kurtz
1991
relentless
Gary Kurtz

Two for Two Optical Shuttle Pass

1991

Relentless

5



the simulated pickup \n with immediate lapping \n gary kurtz
1991
relentless
Gary Kurtz

The Simulated Pickup

1991

Relentless

9



the opening transfer \n as coin purse is opened \n gary kurtz
1991
relentless
Gary Kurtz

The Opening Transfer

1991

Relentless

12



relentless  part two \n interlude
8. the coins through the table \n gary kurtz
1991
relentless
Gary Kurtz

Relentless  Part Two

1991

Relentless

13



the han ping chien \n coins held in spread, one lapped followed by han ping chien \n gary kurtz \n han ping chien \n derek dingle
1991
relentless
Gary Kurtz

The Han Ping Chien

Related to

1991

Relentless

17



coins through table kicker \n surprise reverse \n gary kurtz \n mike gallo \n coins through table kicker \n mike gallo
1991
relentless
Gary Kurtz, Mike Gallo

Coins Through Table Kicker

Inspired by

1991

Relentless

19



relentless  part three \n 9. the bag appears on the purse
10. four more coins
11. the penny returns
12. the penny vanishes
13. the penny is found
14. the purse disappears and reappears \n gary kurtz
1991
relentless
Gary Kurtz

Relentless  Part Three

1991

Relentless

20



lapping coin into purse \n coin secretly unloaded in purse \n gary kurtz
1991
relentless
Gary Kurtz

Lapping Coin into Purse

1991

Relentless

23



relentless  part four \n interlude
15. the classic han ping chien coins across
16. coda: closing the circle
the cleanup \n gary kurtz
1991
relentless
Gary Kurtz

Relentless  Part Four

1991

Relentless

26



unexplainable acts \n \n alexander de cova \n gary kurtz \n richard kaufman
1991
avantgarde magic
Alexander de Cova (reviewer)

Unexplainable Acts

1991

Avantgarde Magic
(Vol. 1 No. 1)

15



on roger klause \n \n gary kurtz
1991
roger klause: in concert
Gary Kurtz

On Roger Klause

1991

Roger Klause: In Concert

33



editorial \n on jackie mcclements, chap's scrapbook, tip for gary kurtz's "cigar" \n steven hamilton \n cigar \n gary kurtz
1991
profile
Steven Hamilton

Editorial

Related to

1991

Profile
(Issue 2)

3



editorial \n on wands by harold voit's zzm, david williamson, gary kurtz, arthur day silhouette \n steven hamilton
1991
profile
Steven Hamilton

Editorial

1991

Profile
(Issue 3)

3



gary kurtz in profile \n \n steven hamilton
1991
profile
Steven Hamilton

Gary Kurtz in Profile

1991

Profile
(Issue 3)

11



palm appearance \n coin appears visually on palm up hand (from deep back clip) \n homer liwag \n gary kurtz
1992
totally out of control
Homer Liwag, Gary Kurtz

Palm Appearance

1992

Totally Out Of Control

114



the king thing \n selection made, twisting routine with kings, they all change into selection and back to kings, kings transpose with single card in case \n gary kurtz \n the king thing \n gary kurtz
1992
avantgarde magic
Gary Kurtz

The King Thing

Also published here

1992

Avantgarde Magic
(Vol. 1 No. 6)

4



all alike display \n top change for last card \n gary kurtz
1992
avantgarde magic
Gary Kurtz

All Alike Display

1992

Avantgarde Magic
(Vol. 1 No. 6)

7



card to case load \n from packet to back of case \n gary kurtz
1992
avantgarde magic
Gary Kurtz

Card to Case Load

1992

Avantgarde Magic
(Vol. 1 No. 6)

7



spectator's coins across \n four coins across \n gary kurtz
1992
avantgarde magic
Gary Kurtz

Spectator's Coins Across

1992

Avantgarde Magic
(Vol. 1 No. 6)

9



palming coin from a group \n \n gary kurtz \n palming one coin from a group \n gary kurtz
1992
avantgarde magic
Gary Kurtz

Palming Coin from a Group

Also published here

1992

Avantgarde Magic
(Vol. 1 No. 6)

11



gary kurtz \n portrait \n alexander de cova
1992
avantgarde magic
Alexander de Cova

Gary Kurtz

1992

Avantgarde Magic
(Vol. 1 No. 6)

15



hypothetical possibilities \n ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears, wallet, revised handling \n gary kurtz \n hypothetical possibilities \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

Hypothetical Possibilities

Inspired by

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

7



double lift setup \n \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

Double Lift SetUp

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

8



the flutter change \n using longitudinal tenkai palm \n gary kurtz \n longitudinal card change \n phillip young
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

The Flutter Change

Related to

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

13



the longitudinal palm vanish and transfer \n false transfer sequence, transfer from tlp to classic \n gary kurtz \n ltp card vanish \n ben hart
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

The Longitudinal Palm Vanish And Transfer

Variations

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

14



the upjogged erdnase transformation \n \n gary kurtz \n variations on erdnase's first transformation: transformation with outjog \n alex elmsley
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

The Upjogged Erdnase Transformation

Related to

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

16



the rubadub dub vanish \n \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

The RubaDub Dub Vanish

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

17



der g.k. top change \n \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

Der G.K. Top Change

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

18



spectator color changing aces \n spectator touches four cards, they are the aces, then they have large xs on the backs \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

Spectator Color Changing Aces

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

19



two heads are better than one \n a friend locates a card, stooged with some simple instructions \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

Two Heads Are Better Than One

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

21



nach hofzinser (cullmethode) \n key placement handling \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

Nach Hofzinser (CullMethode)

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

22



the king thing \n selection made, twisting routine with kings, they all change into selection and back to kings, kings transpose with single card in case \n gary kurtz \n the king thing \n gary kurtz \n omnitwist \n edward marlo
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

The King Thing

Related toAlso published here

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

23



all alike display \n top change for last card \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

All Alike Display

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

26



card to case load \n from packet to back of case \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

Card to Case Load

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

28



the empty hand \n inside jacket pocket \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

The Empty Hand

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

29



the empty hand delay \n timedelayed use as load
1. anwendung: beim zurückgeben laden (load pocket when returning pen to pocket)
2. anwendung: das laden beim herausholen eines gegenstandes (load pocket when taking something out of pocket) \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

The Empty Hand Delay

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

31



the bold load \n signed card or spectator's business card is placed in one pocket, then instantly taken out of wallet in other pocket \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

The Bold Load

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

33



the code of silence \n \n gary kurtz \n code of silence \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

The Code of Silence

Also published here

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

34



the spectator peek and glimpse \n spectator peeks himself, then three handlings for the glimpse \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

The Spectator Peek And Glimpse

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

35



money begets money \n four coin production \n gary kurtz \n money begets money \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

Money begets Money

Also published here

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

40



two for two shuttle pass \n \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

Two for Two Shuttle Pass

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

42



spectator sleeve coins \n producing four coins from spectator's sleeve \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

Spectator Sleeve Coins

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

42



fingertip drop shuffle \n \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

Fingertip Drop Shuffle

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

43



flash glitter finale \n coins wrapped in (flash) paper disappear \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

Flash Glitter Finale

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

45



spectator's coins across \n four coins across \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

Spectator's Coins Across

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

47



fingertip steal \n \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

Fingertip Steal

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

48



palming one coin from a group \n flipover handling \n gary kurtz \n palming coin from a group \n gary kurtz \n subtle coin steal \n harvey rosenthal
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

Palming One Coin from a Group

Related toAlso published here

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

50



han ping chien on spectator's hand \n \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

Han Ping Chien on Spectator's Hand

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

52



copper/silver continuation \n series of effects with coins and handkerchief, two jumbo coins finale, load from body \n gary kurtz
1992
prinzipien in der praxis
Gary Kurtz

Copper/Silver Continuation

1992

Prinzipien in der Praxis

54



fluctuations in value \n quarter to half dollar to dollar, then coin vanishes \n gary kurtz
1992
the minotaur
Gary Kurtz

Fluctuations in Value

1992

The Minotaur
(Vol. 4 No. 4)

1



toss return sleeve \n \n gary kurtz
1992
the minotaur
Gary Kurtz

Toss Return Sleeve

1992

The Minotaur
(Vol. 4 No. 4)

4



smoker \n routine with cigarettes and a lighter, cigarette rises from pack, lighter appears and changes into squirting lighter, finally lit cigarette turns into chewing gum \n gary kurtz \n smoker \n gary kurtz
1992
profile
Gary Kurtz

Smoker

Also published here

1992

Profile
(Issue 6)

1



introduction \n \n gary kurtz \n leading with your head (1) \n gary kurtz \n leading with your head (2) \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

Introduction

Also published here

1992

Leading with your Head




further intentions \n \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

Further Intentions

1992

Leading with your Head

1



direction \n \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

Direction

1992

Leading with your Head

2



misdirection \n \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

Misdirection

1992

Leading with your Head

2



your physical instrument \n  corporal space and staging
 physical movement (basic strengths and weaknesses)
 corporal staging  framing for effect
 visual noise
 the open position \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

Your Physical Instrument

1992

Leading with your Head

4



first example: the misers dream \n \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

First Example: The Misers Dream

1992

Leading with your Head

6



second example: producing a card from your pants' pocket \n \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

Second Example: Producing a Card From Your Pants' Pocket

1992

Leading with your Head

6



third example: the order in which you have three cards chosen and revealed \n \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

Third Example: The order in which you have three cards chosen and revealed

1992

Leading with your Head

6



psychophysical techniques \n  active and relaxed states
 the offbeat
 creating the offbeat
 regaining attention
 coordination of actions
 the priority of actions
 economy of motion \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

PsychoPhysical Techniques

1992

Leading with your Head

9



on the carlyle card to pocket \n \n gary kurtz \n homing card \n francis carlyle
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

On the Carlyle Card to Pocket

Related to

1992

Leading with your Head

12



performing a one hand top palm \n \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

Performing a One Hand Top Palm

1992

Leading with your Head

12



example: a coin vanish \n lapping with fake backandforth tossing \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

Example: A Coin Vanish

1992

Leading with your Head

13



another example: the top change \n \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

Another example: The Top Change

1992

Leading with your Head

13



false transfer of a ball \n \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

False Transfer of a Ball

1992

Leading with your Head

14



palmed aces from pocket \n as gag \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

Palmed Aces from Pocket

1992

Leading with your Head

15



an extravagant example: magician changes into tiger; magician reappears in back of theatre \n \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

An extravagant example: Magician Changes into Tiger; Magician Reappears in Back of Theatre

1992

Leading with your Head

15



a challenging example: the card under spectator's glass (across the table) \n \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

A Challenging Example: The Card Under Spectator's Glass (across the table)

1992

Leading with your Head

16



focalinteractional techniques \n  focus  the eyes
 focalinteractional misdirection (the eyes  the voice)
 focusing on the effect
 the yoyo dilemma
 focusing on essential elements
 focus and the intention of magic
 focus  your audience and you  the eyes that bind \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

FocalInteractional Techniques

1992

Leading with your Head

20



coin under shaker à la goshman \n \n gary kurtz \n salt & pepper shaker \n albert goshman
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

Coin under Shaker à la Goshman

Related to

1992

Leading with your Head

22



palming culled cards out \n and handing deck out \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

Palming Culled Cards Out

1992

Leading with your Head

22



purely psychological techniques \n  openness
 spectator affirmation
 the nod technique
 affirmation = involvement
 affirmation and memory
 affirmation and the distortion of memory
 the nod technique and psychological manipulation \n gary kurtz \n the "nod technique", body language and speed of response \n jas jakutsch
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

Purely Psychological Techniques

Related to

1992

Leading with your Head

28



example: the classic force \n \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

Example: The Classic Force

1992

Leading with your Head

28



another example: a vernon key card placement \n see also p. 34 \n gary kurtz \n key card placement \n dai vernon
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

Another Example: A Vernon Key Card Placement

Related to

1992

Leading with your Head

29



a detailed example: an ambitious card routine \n five phases \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

A Detailed Example: An Ambitious Card Routine

1992

Leading with your Head

30



random thoughts \n  preparing material for performance \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

Random Thoughts

1992

Leading with your Head

38



final words \n \n gary kurtz
1992
leading with your head
Gary Kurtz

Final Words

1992

Leading with your Head

39



leading with your head (1) \n on misdirection, german translation by de cova \n gary kurtz \n introduction \n gary kurtz
1993
avantgarde magic
Gary Kurtz

Leading With Your Head (1)

Also published here

1993

Avantgarde Magic
(Vol. 2 No. 1)

1



erstes beispiel \n card from pocket \n gary kurtz
1993
avantgarde magic
Gary Kurtz

Erstes Beispiel

1993

Avantgarde Magic
(Vol. 2 No. 1)

7



zweites beispiel \n \n gary kurtz
1993
avantgarde magic
Gary Kurtz

Zweites Beispiel

1993

Avantgarde Magic
(Vol. 2 No. 1)

9



drittes beispiel \n on the order of producing three selection \n gary kurtz
1993
avantgarde magic
Gary Kurtz

Drittes Beispiel

1993

Avantgarde Magic
(Vol. 2 No. 1)

9



relentless  eine münzenroutine \n german translation of full routine \n gary kurtz \n relentless  part one \n gary kurtz
1993
avantgarde magic
Gary Kurtz

Relentless  eine Münzenroutine

Related to

1993

Avantgarde Magic
(Vol. 2 No. 2)

13



leading with your head (2) \n on misdirection, german translation by de cova \n gary kurtz \n introduction \n gary kurtz
1993
avantgarde magic
Gary Kurtz

Leading With Your Head (2)

Also published here

1993

Avantgarde Magic
(Vol. 2 No. 5)

55



relentless \n german translation of full routine \n gary kurtz \n relentless  part one \n gary kurtz
1993
intermagic
Gary Kurtz

Relentless

Related to

Mar. 1993

Intermagic
(Vol. 17 No. 4&5)

142



the ultimate progression \n heavily gaffed \n gary kurtz
1994
u.p. — the ultimate progression
Gary Kurtz

The Ultimate Progression

1994

U.P. — The Ultimate Progression

1



crossover drop \n \n gary kurtz
1994
u.p. — the ultimate progression
Gary Kurtz

Crossover Drop

1994

U.P. — The Ultimate Progression

3



application specific reverse displacement count \n \n gary kurtz
1994
u.p. — the ultimate progression
Gary Kurtz

Application Specific Reverse Displacement Count

1994

U.P. — The Ultimate Progression

9



application specific optical count #1 \n \n gary kurtz
1994
u.p. — the ultimate progression
Gary Kurtz

Application Specific Optical Count #1

1994

U.P. — The Ultimate Progression

9



rotational half pass \n with small packet \n gary kurtz
1994
u.p. — the ultimate progression
Gary Kurtz

Rotational Half Pass

1994

U.P. — The Ultimate Progression

11



application specific optical count #2 \n \n gary kurtz
1994
u.p. — the ultimate progression
Gary Kurtz

Application Specific Optical Count #2

1994

U.P. — The Ultimate Progression

11



shrinker \n deck is removed from card case, case shrinks to a small one and is immediately examinable \n gary kurtz
1994
shrinker
Gary Kurtz

Shrinker

1994

Shrinker

1



pivot double lift \n \n gary kurtz
1995
cardshark
Gary Kurtz

Pivot Double Lift

1995

Cardshark

24



the invisible cards and envelopes \n named invisible card put in invisible envelope is put in real envelope and becomes visible there, one of 36, named number is also on envelope \n gary kurtz \n "the invisible cards and envelopes" (alan shaxon, practical sorcery) \n the invisible cards and envelopes \n gary kurtz
1995
notes from the summit
Gary Kurtz

The Invisible Cards and Envelopes

Inspired by "The Invisible Cards and Envelopes" (Alan Shaxon, Practical Sorcery)
Variations

1995

Notes from The Summit

1



counterfeit \n borrowed, initialed 20$ bill to obviously fake 100$ bill with same serial number and initials, changes into real bill in performer's wallet \n gary kurtz \n counterfeit \n gary kurtz
1995
notes from the summit
Gary Kurtz

Counterfeit

Also published here

1995

Notes from The Summit

6



the folded card in cardcase \n \n gary kurtz \n flash card to case \n ben harris
1995
notes from the summit
Gary Kurtz

The Folded Card in Cardcase

Related to

1995

Notes from The Summit

9



the amplified ace assembly \n four touched cards are aces, then mcdonald's aces style routine with 3 double facers \n gary kurtz
1995
notes from the summit
Gary Kurtz

The Amplified Ace Assembly

1995

Notes from The Summit

11



vernon strip out addition handling \n righthand type \n dai vernon \n gary kurtz
1995
notes from the summit
Dai Vernon, Gary Kurtz

Vernon Strip Out Addition Handling

1995

Notes from The Summit

13



alternate beginning \n to get into mcdonald's ace assembly \n gary kurtz
1995
notes from the summit
Gary Kurtz

Alternate Beginning

1995

Notes from The Summit

13



unidirectional turnover \n \n gary kurtz
1995
natural selections
Gary Kurtz

Unidirectional Turnover

1995

Natural Selections

50



plauderstunde \n gary kurtz, alexander de cova \n rudolf braunmüller
1995
intermagic
Rudolf Braunmüller

Plauderstunde

Mar. 1995

Intermagic
(Vol. 19 No. 2)

77



forward \n \n gary kurtz
1995 ca.
relentless (revised edition)
Gary Kurtz

Forward

1995 ca.

Relentless (revised edition)

1



relentless  part one \n arriving at the table
1. introducing the purse frame
2. producing the first two dollars
3. producing the second two dollars
4. producing the penny
5. replacing the penny into the purse frame
6. the double transposition
7. replacing the penny in the purse frame (again) \n gary kurtz
1995 ca.
relentless (revised edition)
Gary Kurtz

Relentless  Part One

1995 ca.

Relentless (revised edition)

2



the open position \n open palm display of purse frame with coins fingerpalmed \n gary kurtz
1995 ca.
relentless (revised edition)
Gary Kurtz

The Open Position

1995 ca.

Relentless (revised edition)

4



nod technique \n \n gary kurtz
1995 ca.
relentless (revised edition)
Gary Kurtz

Nod Technique

1995 ca.

Relentless (revised edition)

4



two for two optical shuttle pass \n \n gary kurtz
1995 ca.
relentless (revised edition)
Gary Kurtz

Two for Two Optical Shuttle Pass

1995 ca.

Relentless (revised edition)

4



the simulated pickup \n with immediate lapping \n gary kurtz
1995 ca.
relentless (revised edition)
Gary Kurtz

The Simulated Pickup

1995 ca.

Relentless (revised edition)

7



underhanded retention pass switch \n \n gary kurtz
1995 ca.
relentless (revised edition)
Gary Kurtz

Underhanded Retention Pass Switch

1995 ca.

Relentless (revised edition)

9



relentless  part two \n interlude
8. the coins through the table \n gary kurtz
1995 ca.
relentless (revised edition)
Gary Kurtz

Relentless  Part Two

1995 ca.

Relentless (revised edition)

10



pickup lap \n lapping coin in hand as other coin is picked up \n gary kurtz
1995 ca.
relentless (revised edition)
Gary Kurtz

Pickup Lap

1995 ca.

Relentless (revised edition)

14



the han ping chien \n \n gary kurtz
1995 ca.
relentless (revised edition)
Gary Kurtz

The Han Ping Chien

1995 ca.

Relentless (revised edition)

15



coins through table kicker \n surprise reverse \n gary kurtz \n mike gallo \n coins through table kicker \n mike gallo
1995 ca.
relentless (revised edition)
Gary Kurtz, Mike Gallo

Coins Through Table Kicker

Inspired by

1995 ca.

Relentless (revised edition)

16



relentless  part three \n 9. the bag appears on the purse
10. four more coins
11. the penny returns
12. the penny vanishes
13. the penny is found
14. the purse disappears and reappears \n gary kurtz
1995 ca.
relentless (revised edition)
Gary Kurtz

Relentless  Part Three

1995 ca.

Relentless (revised edition)

17



lapping coin into purse \n \n gary kurtz
1995 ca.
relentless (revised edition)
Gary Kurtz

Lapping Coin into Purse

1995 ca.

Relentless (revised edition)

19



relentless  part four \n interlude
15. the classic han ping chien coins across
16. coda: closing the circle
the cleanup \n gary kurtz
1995 ca.
relentless (revised edition)
Gary Kurtz

Relentless  Part Four

1995 ca.

Relentless (revised edition)

21



notes on angles \n lapping surrounded \n gary kurtz
1995 ca.
relentless (revised edition)
Gary Kurtz

Notes on Angles

1995 ca.

Relentless (revised edition)

24



the empty hand variation \n \n gary kurtz \n steve bedwell \n the empty hand \n gary kurtz
1995 ca.
parked card and other manoeuvres
Gary Kurtz, Steve Bedwell

The Empty Hand Variation

Inspired by

1995 ca.

Parked Card and Other Manoeuvres

11



the invisible cards and envelopes \n named invisible card put in invisible envelope is put in real envelope and becomes visible there, named number is also on envelope
 first version  forcing the suit
 second version  fiftytwo possibilities \n gary kurtz \n the invisible cards and envelopes \n gary kurtz \n the invisible card and envelopes \n alan shaxon
1996
notes from the summit (revised edition)
Gary Kurtz

The Invisible Cards and Envelopes

Inspired by

1996

Notes from The Summit (revised edition)

1



twisted trio \n  three coin production
 visible coins across
 the reproduction of three coins
 the oneatatime vanish of three coins \n curtis kam \n trio \n gary kurtz
1996
professional closeup of curtis kam
Curtis Kam

Twisted Trio

Inspired by

1996

Professional Closeup of Curtis Kam

5



false breast pocket extraction \n one of several cards palmed in left hand \n ken krenzel \n edward marlo \n gary kurtz
1997
ingenuities
Ken Krenzel, Edward Marlo, Gary Kurtz

False Breast Pocket Extraction

1997

Ingenuities

163



the ultimate chairs prediction \n four chairs, mixture with banknight effect, colors in envelopes match backs of chairs \n gary kurtz \n bruce bernstein's "volition plus" in "20 effects for the psychic entertainer" p.56. \n catch 23 \n asi wind \n gary kurtz \n gary kurtz
1997
the ultimate chairs prediction (plus)
Gary Kurtz

The Ultimate Chairs Prediction

Related to Bruce Bernstein's "Volition Plus" in "20 Effects for the Psychic Entertainer" p.56.
 Gary Kurtz (Gary Kurtz, 2017)
Variations

1997

The Ultimate Chairs Prediction (Plus)

1



boon techniques \n boon displacements
 the boon roll (ball of thumb to third fingertip)
 the reverse boon roll (third fingertip to ball of thumb)
 the partial boon roll (ball of thumb to clip position between 2nd and 3rd fingertips) \n gary kurtz
1997
the ultimate chairs prediction (plus)
Gary Kurtz

Boon Techniques

1997

The Ultimate Chairs Prediction (Plus)

8



boonwriting techniques \n the onehanded boonwriting technique
the twohanded boonwriting method #1 \n gary kurtz
1997
the ultimate chairs prediction (plus)
Gary Kurtz

BoonWriting Techniques

1997

The Ultimate Chairs Prediction (Plus)

9



g.k. on dr. jaks' "master secret of the swami" \n three digit number test, spectator first gets one right, then two and finally the complete number \n gary kurtz \n dr. stanley jaks \n master secret of the swami \n dr. stanley jaks
1997
the ultimate chairs prediction (plus)
Gary Kurtz, Dr. Stanley Jaks

G.K. on Dr. Jaks' "Master Secret of the Swami"

Inspired by

1997

The Ultimate Chairs Prediction (Plus)

12



the "nod technique", body language and speed of response \n brief, on fishing \n jas jakutsch \n purely psychological techniques \n gary kurtz
1999
completely mental — vol. 1
Jas Jakutsch

The "Nod Technique", Body Language and Speed of Response

Related to

1999

Completely Mental — Vol. 1

14



boxed card switch \n switching card in a box for one under the box \n gary kurtz
1999
magic atlas
Gary Kurtz

Boxed Card Switch

1999

Magic Atlas

103



erdnase's first transformation variation \n \n gary kurtz \n annotated erdnase
1999
tricks of my trade
Gary Kurtz

Erdnase's First Transformation Variation

Also published here

1999

Tricks of my Trade

123



an artistic application \n colored sections on card transform, art theme, named color \n doug conn \n artistic license \n gary kurtz
1999
tricks of my trade
Doug Conn

An Artistic Application

Inspired by

1999

Tricks of my Trade

127



longitudinal multiple shift \n \n justin higham \n edward marlo \n gary kurtz (magic of canada?)
1999
collected card notes
Justin Higham, Edward Marlo

Longitudinal Multiple Shift

Related to Gary Kurtz (Magic of Canada?)

1999

Collected Card Notes

20



three with csb \n three different coins travel under tabled cross of two cards, then transpose in hand and travel back to under cards and purse \n reed mcclintock \n trio in three \n gary kurtz
2002
knuckle busters vol. 2
Reed McClintock

Three with CSB

Inspired by

2002

Knuckle Busters Vol. 2

1



carta al bolsillo \n method to transfer card to inside of the jacket, similar to gary kurtz's the empty hand \n luis h. trueba \n luis trueba's "carta al bolsillo" in ""la circular de la escuela mágica de madrid" n° 106, 1983. p. 197. \n the empty hand \n gary kurtz
2003
magia y dramagia
Luis H. Trueba

Carta al Bolsillo

Related toAlso published here Luis Trueba's "Carta al Bolsillo" in ""La Circular de la Escuela Mágica de Madrid" N° 106, 1983. P. 197.

2003

Magia y Dramagia

65



overhand shuffle placement \n to setup for final verdict \n gary kurtz \n final verdict \n john bannon
2004
dear mr. fantasy
Gary Kurtz

Overhand Shuffle Placement

Inspired by

2004

Dear Mr. Fantasy

56



sliding behind the fan \n \n gary kurtz \n trio \n gary kurtz
2004
knuckle busters vol. 6
Gary Kurtz

Sliding Behind the Fan

Related to

2004

Knuckle Busters Vol. 6

1



stretching it \n finger ring stretches into long oval shape and back \n jay sankey \n gary kurtz
2004
sankey unleashed
Jay Sankey, Gary Kurtz

Stretching It

2004

Sankey Unleashed

165



unidirectional turnover \n \n gary kurtz
2005
seven by rick bronson
Gary Kurtz

Unidirectional Turnover

2005

Seven By Rick Bronson

16



who wants another collectors? \n \n jack avis \n all together \n gary kurtz
2006
rara avis
Jack Avis

Who Wants Another Collectors?

Inspired by

2006

Rara Avis

134



elder frickel grip steal \n from trio \n gary kurtz
2006
earning interest
Gary Kurtz

Elder Frickel Grip Steal

2006

Earning Interest

6



cigar \n \n gary kurtz \n cigar \n gary kurtz
2006
switch
Gary Kurtz

Cigar

Also published here

2006

Switch

214



counterfeit \n borrowed, initialed 20$ bill to obviously fake 100$ bill with same serial number and initials, changes into real bill in performer's wallet \n gary kurtz \n counterfeit \n gary kurtz \n genii, july 1991
2006
switch
Gary Kurtz

Counterfeit

Also published here

2006

Switch

264



signed, sealed, delivered in advance \n signed card to nest of envelopes \n gary kurtz \n signed, sealed, delivered in advance \n gary kurtz \n special delivery \n gary kurtz
2012
the f.f.f.f. book
Gary Kurtz

Signed, Sealed, Delivered in Advance

Related toAlso published here

2012

The F.F.F.F. Book

135



the slothful mentalist \n signed, sealed, delivered in advance as a prediction, with name and number written down \n gary kurtz
2012
the f.f.f.f. book
Gary Kurtz

The Slothful Mentalist

2012

The F.F.F.F. Book

140



mxyzptlk \n word "mirror" written on back of card, another chosen word on another card, both words change to mirror writing \n tomas blomberg \n name it! \n gary kurtz
2014
blomberg laboratories
Tomas Blomberg

Mxyzptlk

Inspired by

2014

Blomberg Laboratories

222



the empty hand \n \n gary kurtz \n the empty hand \n gary kurtz
2016
the secrets of so sato
Gary Kurtz

The Empty Hand

Related to

2016

The Secrets of So Sato

23



gary kurtz \n \n gary kurtz \n the ultimate chairs prediction \n gary kurtz
2017
ultimate chair routine
Gary Kurtz

Gary Kurtz

Related to

2017

Ultimate Chair Routine

30



catch 23 \n chair prediction effect without chairs, combined with bank night \n asi wind \n the ultimate chairs prediction \n gary kurtz
2018
repertoire
Asi Wind

Catch 23

Inspired by

2018

Repertoire

73



gesticulated changeover \n \n gary kurtz
2018
institutes of a coin magic fan
Gary Kurtz

Gesticulated Changeover

2018

Institutes of A Coin Magic Fan

23



wild coin (coins, purse, no glass) \n three coins transform one by one \n jeremiah zuo \n "misty like a dream" (gary kurtz, video creating magic) \n purse and glass \n david roth
2018
institutes of a coin magic fan
Jeremiah Zuo

Wild Coin (Coins, Purse, No Glass)

Inspired by

2018

Institutes of A Coin Magic Fan

30



revisiting trio (trioish) \n longer combination \n jeremiah zuo \n trio \n gary kurtz
2018
institutes of a coin magic fan
Jeremiah Zuo

Revisiting Trio (Trioish)

Inspired by

2018

Institutes of A Coin Magic Fan

37



ltp to full palm transfer \n \n gary kurtz
2019
confessions of a magic fan
Gary Kurtz

LTP to Full Palm Transfer

2019

Confessions of A Magic Fan

50



mtheory \n ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears \n benjamin earl \n hypothetical possibilities \n gary kurtz
2019
the shift #2
Benjamin Earl

MTheory

Inspired by

2019

The Shift #2

23



ltp card vanish \n false transfer \n ben hart \n the longitudinal palm vanish and transfer \n gary kurtz \n ben hart's handy teleportation \n ben hart
2020
the darkest corners
Ben Hart

LTP Card Vanish

Inspired byRelated to

2020

The Darkest Corners

210



advanced loewy palm \n getting into position onehanded, end grip take \n benjamin earl \n future classic palm \n edward marlo \n top to bottom pivot palm \n gary kurtz
2020
the shift #3
Benjamin Earl

Advanced Loewy Palm

Related to

2020

The Shift #3

35


