UP IN SMOKE
14 Larry Jennings
A card is selected
and returned to the deck. Four cards are shown and this packet is
placed between the spectator’s hands as the magician explains that
he will cause the selected card to appear between the cards he is
holding. However, when the spectator separates his hands he is
surprised to find not five cards, but only one—the selection.
Offering to give a
demonstration of estimation a card is selected and returned to the
deck. The top card of the deck is removed and, using estimation, the
magician attempts to toss it into the deck next to the selection.
However, when the card adjacent to the tossed-in card is displayed,
it is not the selection. Snatching victory from defeat, the
tossed-in card is turned over to reveal that it has magically
changed into the selection.
Oil And Water
The classic plot
of red and black cards magically separating, culminating with a
K.J.V. Oil And
oil and routine combining the ideas of Ray Kosby, Dai Vernon, and
offers to demonstrate a new trick, but mentions that it does have a
flaw. The four kings are placed on the table while the magician
holds onto the four aces. One at a time, the kings change places
with the aces until the magician is holding the four kings.
Reminding the audience about the flaw in the trick, the tabled
packet is shown to also consist of four kings as the magician
announces the trick’s weakness—“It takes eight kings to do the
version of the classic Dai Vernon effect employing his clever riffle
to Bill Simon’s Four Packet Shuffle.
A spectator freely
selects any card to act as a prediction. Another card is now
selected, noted, and replaced while the deck is out of the
magician’s sight. The prediction card is now revealed and its value
accurately locates the selection.
Gambler’s Kings To
The magician tells
the tale of meeting a gambler who showed off his prowess by secretly
stealing the four kings from the deck. Not to be outdone, the
magician causes the kings to magically change into the four aces.
When the gambler challenges the magician to find the kings, he
obliges by producing them from four different pockets.
Jokers And Jacks
of Peter Kane’s classic Jazz Aces.
A card is selected
and noted. Three attempts are made to find a card of matching value,
but unfortunately each ends in failure. Confessing that he will have
to find the mates in a different manner, he spreads the deck on the
table to reveal the three mates have magically reversed.
two previously unpublished Jennings effects:
Motion Card To Number
succeeds in causing a spectator’s selection to appear at a chosen
number in slow motion by first making it vanish from the deck and
then causing it to reappear at the proper location.
Three On A
spectator is in control of every action, the magician succeeds in
locating three matching pairs of cards.