Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2018.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.

Hofzinser Pass

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Jump to: navigation, search

Hofzinser Pass (also referred to as the Herrmann Pass) is a sleight of hand move used to control cards. This pass involves a complete deck turnover.

Hofzinser taught it to his student, Compars Herrmann, who explained it to his brother Alexander Herrmann, which is how it got the misnomer "Herrmann" Pass.

It was a favorite of Alexander's and one of the earliest publications of the move was in Stanyon's Serial Lessons in Conjuring. This is supposed to be Herrmann’s actual handling of the move. See New Card Tricks, First Series (1900)

In 1897, a version was published as a "turnover pass" for the first time by August Roterberg in New Era Card Tricks, page 10.

Wikipedia-logo.png This page incorporated content from Herrmann pass,

a page hosted on Wikipedia. Please consult the history of the original page to see a list of its authors. Therefor, this article is also available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License