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Royal Road to Card Magic

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Royal Road to Card Magic
AuthorJean Hugard
PublisherHarper & Brothers
IllustratorFrank Rigney
Publication Date1948
LanguageEnglish
Pages292
 

Royal Road to Card Magic is a book by Frederick Braue and Jean Hugard to provide a stepping stone to the more advanced and less accessible Expert Card Technique (1940).[1]

It was reviewed in Genii 1948 April.

Editions

  • First edition, Harper & Brothers, 1948
  • World Publishing Company, Cleveland, Ohio 1951
  • Dover 1999 (based on 1951 edition)

Contents

  • Page XI: INTRODUCTION by Paul Fleming
  • Page XV: PREFACE
  • PART ONE
    • Page 003: I. "THE OVERHAND SHUFFLE, I"
      • Position of the Pack—Execution of the Overhand Shuffle. Using the Overhand Shuffle: Controlling the Top Card—Controlling the Bottom Card—Retaining the Top and Bottom Cards—Top Card to Next to Bottom and Back—The Run— The Injog—The Undercut. Overhand Shuffle Control: Retaining Top Stock—Overhand False Shuffle—Overhand Shuffle Practice Routine.
      • Tricks with the Overhand Shuffle: Topsy Turvy Cards (see "Tenkai's Reverse Cards Mystery" in Tarbell Vol 1 page 215.)
      • Poker Player's Picnic (Steve Belchou)
      • A Pocket Discovery (previously been published under the name Clairvoyance in Secrets Of Conjuring And Magic.
      • Telepathy Plus—Thought Stealer—Pinkie Does It—A Card and a Number
    • Page 028: II. THE RIFFLE SHUFFLE
      • Riffle Shuffle Control: Retaining Card at Top—Retaining a Card at the Bottom—Riffle Shuffle in the Air. Tricks with the Riffle Shuffle: An Instinct for Cards—Mirror of the Mind—Ultra Card Divination.
    • Page 037: III. FLOURISHES
      • Displaying the Top Card: (a) For intimate performances, (b) for intimate performances, (c) For platform performances. The Ruffle: (a) With both hands, (c) With a Single Card. The Click—Spread and Turnover: (a) On a Cloth-Covered Table, (b) On a Bare Table. Gathering the Ribbon-Spread Pack— Springing the Cards—A Flourish Count—Throwing a Card—Waterfall Shuffle—The Fan—One-Hand Fan—Thumb Fan - Pressure Fan.
    • Page 053: IV. THE GLIDE
    • Page 059: V. THE GLIMPSE
      • Bottom-Card Glimpse I—Bottom-Card Glimpse II—Bottom-Card Glimpse III—Top-Card Glimpse—Fan Peek. Tricks with the Glimpse: Gray's Spelling Trick—Round and Round.
    • Page 068: VI. THE KEY CARD
      • Key Undercut—Key Undercut Shuffle. Tricks with the Key Card: Do as I Do—The Three Piles—The 26th Card—A Meeting of the Minds—The Non-Poker Voice—Intuition with Cards—Sliding Key Card.
    • Page 082: VII. THE PALM
      • Top Palm: (1) A Single Card. (2) Several Cards—Palm Glimpse—Replacing Palmed Cards: First Method—Second Method. Tricks with the Palm: Card in the Pocket—Now You See It!—Grab-Bag Card—Good-Luck Card—Do It and Fail—Gathering of the Clan—A Vested Interest—Piano Trick.
    • Page 109: VIII. THE BACKSLIP
      • Backslip Force—Backslip Control. Tricks with the Backslip:
      • Lightning Card
      • The Tantalizer (published by L. Vosburgh Lyons as “Last Chance” in Jinx #54, March,1939 )
      • Under Your Hat.
    • Page 116: IX. "THE OVERHAND SHUFFLE, II"
      • In jog and Break—Overhand Break Control—Overhand Lift Shuffle—Lift Shuffle Force—Spread and Break—Holding a Break—Spread and Break Control—Tricks with the Overhand Shuffles: The Sevens—Obliging Aces—Leapfrog—Spectator's Card Trick—A Poker Puzzle ( Marlo/Gardner).
    • Page 131: X. FALSE SHUFFLES AND CUTS
      • Optical Shuffle—Charlier Shuffle—The Cut: First Method- Second Method—Third Method—Fourth Method—Palm Cut. Tricks with the Shuffles and Cuts: An Incomprehensible Divination Circus Card Trick—Black Jack, Detective
    • Page 141: XI. THE DOUBLE LIFT AND TURNOVER
      • Double-Lift Glimpse—Double-Lift Card Reverse: (a) Top- Card Reversal, (b) Second-Card Reversal, (c) Second-Card Reversal. Tricks with the Double Lift: Rapid Transit—The Trey Ambitious Card—Throughth and Consequences— Insidious Dr. Fu Liu Tu.
    • Page 153: XII. THE PASS
      • The Grip—Left-Hand Action—Right-Hand Action. Riffle Pass—Spread Pass—Spring Pass. Tricks with the Pass: Off Agin, On Agin, Finnegin—Kangaroo Card—Righting a Wrong—Blindfolded Pack—Double Speller.
    • Page 166: XIII. MISCELLANEOUS FLOURISHES
      • —Self-Cutting Deck—A Pretty Cut—Pop-up Card—A Bit of Byplay—Charlier Cut—Acrobatic Aces.
  • PART TWO
    • Page 177: XIV. THE REVERSES
      • First Method—Second Method—Third Method—Fourth Method—Reversed Location. Tricks with the Reverses: Spellbound—
      • A Tipsy Trick (by Sid Lorraine)
      • Double Reverse (Walter B. Gibson)
      • Mentalivity— Mountebank Miracle.
    • Page 190: XV. THE HINDU SHUFFLE AND OTHER CONTROLS
      • Hindu Shuffle Control: Single Card—Several Cards. Hindu Shuffle Force—Hindu Shuffle Glimpse—The Step—Natural Jog—Twelve-Down Riffle. Tricks with the Hindu Shuffle: All Change Here—Ewephindit.
    • Page 201: XVI. THE CLASSIC FORCE
      • Card Force—Riffle-Break Force—Sliding-Key Force—Double-Lift Force—Cut Force. Tricks with the Force: Justice Card Trick—Four of a Kind—Pulse Trick (Dai Vernon?).
    • Page 216: XVII. TOP AND BOTTOM CHANGES
      • Top Change—The Changing Card—Top-Change Byplay—Bottom Change—Top and Bottom Changes
    • Page 224: XVIII. ARRANGEMENTS
      • Tricks with Arrangements: The Selective Touch—A Future in Cards—Jacks Wild—Think Stop—Deal Away—The Educated Cards—Reds and Blacks.
    • Page 236: XIX. ROUTINES
      • Routining Card Tricks—A Table Routine—A Rollicking Routine—Card-Discovery Routine—Razzle-Dazzle Routine
  • PART THREE
    • Page 249: XX. PLATFORM TRICKS
      • Conus Ace Trick
      • Ladies' Looking Glass
      • Everywhere and Nowhere
      • Egyptian Pocket
      • Cards to the Pocket
      • Enlarging and Diminishing Cards
      • Everybody Card I
      • Everybody Card II
    • Page 289: Index


References

  1. http://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=45031
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