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The Origins of Wonder

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-While commonly credited to Ed Marlo, because of its use in the second method in his 1945 booklet //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14049/​Future+Reverse/​7|Future Reverse]]//,​ this sleight is described, without attribution,​ in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​13140/​Greater+Magic/​395|Greater Magic]]// ​(1938)bottom of p. 339, in the context of a card prediction, in which the magician openly reverses a card in the deck, which later proves to be a freely named selection. (This //Greater Magic// reference ​was spotted by Denis Behr.) This effect, by the way, bears a resemblance to Marlo'​s "​Future Reverse"​ effect, ​suggesting ​the item in //Greater Magic// ​was his inspiration. Marlo does not claim the sleight; nor does he cite a source for it.+While commonly credited to Ed Marlo, because of its use in the second method in his booklet//​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14049/​Future+Reverse/​7|Future Reverse]]// ​1945, p. 6, this sleight is described, without attribution,​ in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​13140/​Greater+Magic/​395|Greater Magic]]//1938, p. 339, in the context of a card prediction, in which the magician openly reverses a card in the deck, which later proves to be a freely named selection. (This was spotted by Denis Behr.) This effect, by the way, bears a resemblance to Marlo'​s "​Future Reverse"​ effect ​from the cited bookletmeaning ​the item in //Greater Magic// ​may have been his inspiration. Marlo does not claim the sleight; nor does he cite a source for it. 
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 +An earlier sleight with similar mechanics in which a card in the center is reversed and simultaneously brought to the top was published by Louis Lam in //Would You Believe It?//, 1935, p. 8. 
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