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The Origins of Wonder

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-R. W. Hull, in his "A Trick Exposed, But How?" in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14536/​The+Complete+Eye+Openers/​33|Eye-Openers]]//,​ 1932, p. 16, ends by palming off a random card and producing it from the pocket as a specific card. He doesn'​t show its face, but the audience, in theory, takes it for granted that it is the card claimed and anticipated,​ as it comes late in the routine, after the magician'​s abilities have been proved. This can be seen as a precursor to the less daring bluff Card to Pocket in Francis Carlyle'​s "​Homing Card" from //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​18141/​Stars+of+Magic/​63|Stars of Magic]]//, 1947, p. 61 of the 1961 compilation book. Dai Vernon is reported to have said that Jimmy Grippo came up with a very similar construction before Carlyle; see //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​40873/​Linking+Ring/​89|The Linking Ring]]//, Vol. 66 No. 11, Nov. 1986, p. 89. Vernon also commented in private that Jimmy Grippo claimed to have taught the latter ​to Carlyle.+Ralph W. Hull, in his "A Trick Exposed, But How?" in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14536/​The+Complete+Eye+Openers/​33|Eye-Openers]]//,​ 1932, p. 16, ends by palming off a random card and producing it from the pocket as a specific card. He doesn'​t show its face, but the audience, in theory, takes it for granted that it is the card claimed and anticipated,​ as it comes late in the routine, after the magician'​s abilities have been proved. This can be seen as a precursor to the less daring bluff Card to Pocket in Francis Carlyle'​s "​Homing Card" from //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​18141/​Stars+of+Magic/​63|Stars of Magic]]//, Series 4 No. 2, 1947, p. 61 of the 1961 compilation book. Dai Vernon is reported to have said that Jimmy Grippo came up with a very similar construction before Carlyle; see //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​40873/​Linking+Ring/​89|The Linking Ring]]//, Vol. 66 No. 11, Nov. 1986, p. 89. Vernon also commented in private that Grippo claimed to have taught the idea to Carlyle.
  
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