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P.H. Vanishing Deck

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Ad circa 1973
P.H. Vanishing Deck is a gimmick developed by Paul Harris, allowing you to vanish a deck just pulled out from a card box. Originally marketed by Jerry Mentzer's Magic Methods (1973).

Also published in his book Art of Astonishment, Vol. 1 (1996).


  • Air of Mystery in Close-up Seductions by Paul Harris (1984) was an interesting attempt to simplify a Vanishing Deck using a gaff that could be set up on the fly.
  • Just a Little Shaver by Stephen Minch in Genii, March 1997, page 30. - A modified version of the gimmick is used to make a card box appear to contain a deck of cards and then later vanish.
  • EXIT51 by Ben Harris (2003)
  • DVD Pimpin by Nathan Kranzo (2008) uses the same gimmick to help transform a deck of cards into a wad of money.

Paul Harris Navigation
Books Magic of Paul Harris (1976) Paul Harris Reveals Some of His Most Intimate Secrets (1976) Supermagic (1977) Las Vegas Close Up (1978) Close-Up Entertainer (1979) Close Up Fantasies Book I (1980) Close Up Fantasies Book II (1980) Close Up Fantasies Finale (1981) Close-Up Kinda Guy (1983) Brainstorm in the Bahamas (1983) Close-Up Seductions (1984) Secrets of the Astonishing Executive (1991) Art of Astonishment (1996)
Manuscripts Super Swindle (1976) Cardboard Connection (1977) Return of the Bizarre Shrink (1977) Inner Circle (1980) P.H. Breakthrough (1981) Immaculate Connection (1983)
Lecture Notes and Products Vanishing Deck (1973) Inside/Close up (1976) Signed Card in Match Box (1976) Twilight (1979) Hard Boiled Quarter (1980) Solid Deception (1980) Screwed Deck (1991) Portable Smoke (c.1992) Night Shades (c.1993) Cardian Angels (1995) Naked Angels on Bikes (2000) Reality Twister (2000) Lip Smacker (2000) Twilight Angels (2000) Deep Astonishment (2004) One and Only (2005) Deep Astonishment II (2006)
Misc Paul Harris in Print | Effects not in AoA