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 Al Leech created the original routine and marketed it as "A Red Hot Trick,"​ 1950. The premise was to have a spectator breathe on the selection, the heat of which would cause the card to turn from blue to red. The second phase followed from there. Max Katz later published his "​Double Surprise"​ in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15140/​M+U+M/​346|M-U-M]]//,​ Vol. 44 No. 8, Jan. 1955, p. 344. This was the same trick, minus the breathing premise. No credit was given to Leech. Al Leech created the original routine and marketed it as "A Red Hot Trick,"​ 1950. The premise was to have a spectator breathe on the selection, the heat of which would cause the card to turn from blue to red. The second phase followed from there. Max Katz later published his "​Double Surprise"​ in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15140/​M+U+M/​346|M-U-M]]//,​ Vol. 44 No. 8, Jan. 1955, p. 344. This was the same trick, minus the breathing premise. No credit was given to Leech.
  
-The plot is oft referred to by two names, with no technical differentiation between them: "​Chicago Opener"​ and "Red Hot Mama." The former was christened by Frank Garcia who included "​Chicago Opener"​ in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​20227/​Million+Dollar+Card+Secrets/​15|Million Dollar Card Secrets]]//,​ 1972, p. 13. The latter "Red Hot Mama" ​moniker ​was titled by Jim Ryan in //Jim Ryan Close-Up #2: Entertaining Card Quickies//, 1980, p. 7.+The plot is often referred to by two names, with no technical differentiation between them: "​Chicago Opener"​ and "Red Hot Mama." The former was christened by Frank Garcia who included "​Chicago Opener"​ in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​20227/​Million+Dollar+Card+Secrets/​15|Million Dollar Card Secrets]]//,​ 1972, p. 13. The latter ​moniker, ​"Red Hot Mama"was titled by Jim Ryan in //Jim Ryan Close-Up #2: Entertaining Card Quickies//, 1980, p. 7.
  
 A precursor to this trick is "Color Line" by Arthur Leroy, which appeared in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​38213/​The+Sphinx/​9|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 40 No. 6, Aug. 1941, p. 205. It has the same first phase as "Red Hot Mama", but the second phase differs by going into a [[cards:​color-changing_deck|color changing deck]] effect rather than making a second selection. A precursor to this trick is "Color Line" by Arthur Leroy, which appeared in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​38213/​The+Sphinx/​9|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 40 No. 6, Aug. 1941, p. 205. It has the same first phase as "Red Hot Mama", but the second phase differs by going into a [[cards:​color-changing_deck|color changing deck]] effect rather than making a second selection.
  
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