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.

Remember and Forget

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

Remember and Forget is a classic card routine in which spectators choose a pair of cards, remembering one and forgetting the other. The performer locates the remembered cards, then transforms them into the forgotten cards.

First performed by Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser and published by Ottokar Fischer in Hofzinser's Card Conjuring (1910).

A correct version of Hofzinser's original effect, which is more accurately translated as "Think and Forget" by Magic Christian, appears in the Genii 2005 November in an issue dedicated to J.N. Hofzinser and which, for the first time, accurately describes some of his most famous card effects.


  • Ed Marlo's Remember and Forget in New Tops, Vol. 3, no. 8, august 1963, page 12.
  • Gary Kurtz's Remember and Forget in Video A-1 All Stars, Vol. 2 (1995)