Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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-This method of secretly adding cards under a card or cards as they are gathered from the table was published in a one-page collection of ideas, //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​13148/​Cards+L+N/​51|L. W. Random Conceptions with Cards]]// by William Larsen and T. Page Wright; see fifth paragraph. The sheet isn't dated, but ads for it, proclaiming it a new item, began to appear in June 1930 (e.g., //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38643/​The+Sphinx/​46|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 29No. 4., p. 190). In //Page Wright'​s Notebook//, published posthumously in 1933, there are several ideas credited to William Larsen that use expert thumb riffling. This temps speculation that the Scoop Addition was his, but that is all it can be without sounder evidence.+This method of secretly adding cards under a card or cards as they are gathered from the table was published in a one-page collection of ideas, //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​13148/​Cards+L+N/​51|L. W. Random Conceptions with Cards]]// by William Larsen and T. Page Wright; see fifth paragraph. The sheet isn't dated, but ads for it, proclaiming it a new item, began to appear in June 1930 (e.g., //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38643/​The+Sphinx/​46|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 29 No. 4, p. 190). In //Page Wright'​s Notebook//, published posthumously in 1933, there are several ideas credited to William Larsen that use expert thumb riffling. This temps speculation that the Scoop Addition was his, but that is all it can be without sounder evidence.
  
 Ross Bertram reinvented the sleight in the late 1950s or early 1960s. He used it in a Canadian television show produced by Don Hudson; see //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​37368/​Genii/​34|Genii]]//,​ Vol. 66 No. 3, Mar. 2003, p. 34. RenĂ© Lavand also conceived this idea independently,​ publishing it in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​20132/​The+Mysteries+of+My+Life/​32|The Mysteries of My Life]]//, 1998, p. 28. Ross Bertram reinvented the sleight in the late 1950s or early 1960s. He used it in a Canadian television show produced by Don Hudson; see //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​37368/​Genii/​34|Genii]]//,​ Vol. 66 No. 3, Mar. 2003, p. 34. RenĂ© Lavand also conceived this idea independently,​ publishing it in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​20132/​The+Mysteries+of+My+Life/​32|The Mysteries of My Life]]//, 1998, p. 28.