Conjuring Credits

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While Wesley James contributed this control to Frank Garcia's Super Subtle Card Miracles, 1973, p. 165, see the very similar β€œTo the Top” by J. Stewart Smith in The Top of the Deck , 1950, p. 17. The Smith sleight was reprinted a year previous to the Garcia book, in Pallbearers Review Vol. 6 No. 6, Apr. 1972, p. 413.

In The Legendary Kabbala, Ed Marlo claimed that the move was popular as early as 1946. The author, Jon Racherbaumer, wrote the following footnote: β€œ[J. Stewart Smith] admitted that he saw a soldier do the move in 1942.”