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cards:secret_addition_under_a_fan [2019/02/18 22:34]
stephenminch Replaced Crimmins citation in Enc. of Card Tricks with an earlier one.
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tylerwilson Added Charles Jordan precursors.
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-This family of secret additions loads cards from the top of the deck beneath a small packet, usually fanned or spread, in the opposite hand, through a pivoting action resembling the opening of a book. The first of these add-ons was recorded in “The Case of the Four Kings” by John J. Crimmins, Jr.; see //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​38136/​The+Sphinx/​21|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 21 No. 4, June 1922, p. 145. Crimmins didn’t hold the packet fanned or spread, but the dynamic of the add-on is the same one used in later variants that did. The sleight didn’t attract much attention and has been for the most part forgotten.+This family of secret additions loads cards from the top of the deck beneath a small packet, usually fanned or spread, in the opposite hand, through a pivoting action resembling the opening of a book. A couple of early uses of this technique were created by Charles Jordan; see "The Amazing Aces" in //Ten New Sleight ​of Hand Card Tricks//, 1920, p. 2, and "A Wonderful Color Divination"​ in //Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects//, 1921, p. 31 of the 1947 edition. Jordan'​s technique was later used for the now-common ​add-ons ​and switches for packets. The first of these was recorded in “The Case of the Four Kings” by John J. Crimmins, Jr.; see //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​38136/​The+Sphinx/​21|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 21 No. 4, June 1922, p. 145. Crimmins didn’t hold the packet fanned or spread, but the dynamic of the add-on is the same one used in later variants that did. The sleight didn’t attract much attention and has been for the most part forgotten.
  
 Edward Marlo contributed a variant handling of this type of addition to Alton Sharpe’s //Expert Card Conjuring//,​ 1968, p. 37. His add-on, using a spread packet, inspired a number of variants: Edward Marlo contributed a variant handling of this type of addition to Alton Sharpe’s //Expert Card Conjuring//,​ 1968, p. 37. His add-on, using a spread packet, inspired a number of variants:
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 Doug Edwards basically reinvented the sleight, with some handling differences,​ and published it ten years later in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​17435/​Cardmania/​30|Cardmania]]//,​ 1978, p. 28. John Mendoza, after studying Marlo’s add-on and Edwards’s,​ developed another variant in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14713/​Throwing+the+Switch/​6|Throwing the Switch]]//, 1982, p. 1. In the same year, John Carney, inspired by Marlo’s addition, published his distinctive version, the Versa Switch in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​37471/​Genii/​32|Genii]]//,​ Vol. 46 No. 10, Oct. 1982, p. 667. Then, in July 1984, Ed Marlo returned to the subject, publishing further variants in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​24847/​New+Tops/​380|The New Tops]]//, Vol. 24 No. 7, July 1984, p. 8. In 1985, Mendoza described Chris Kenner’s handling, based on Mendoza’s,​ in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14738/​The+Right+Stuff/​8|The Right Stuff]]//, p. 1. More handlings followed. Doug Edwards basically reinvented the sleight, with some handling differences,​ and published it ten years later in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​17435/​Cardmania/​30|Cardmania]]//,​ 1978, p. 28. John Mendoza, after studying Marlo’s add-on and Edwards’s,​ developed another variant in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14713/​Throwing+the+Switch/​6|Throwing the Switch]]//, 1982, p. 1. In the same year, John Carney, inspired by Marlo’s addition, published his distinctive version, the Versa Switch in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​37471/​Genii/​32|Genii]]//,​ Vol. 46 No. 10, Oct. 1982, p. 667. Then, in July 1984, Ed Marlo returned to the subject, publishing further variants in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​24847/​New+Tops/​380|The New Tops]]//, Vol. 24 No. 7, July 1984, p. 8. In 1985, Mendoza described Chris Kenner’s handling, based on Mendoza’s,​ in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14738/​The+Right+Stuff/​8|The Right Stuff]]//, p. 1. More handlings followed.
  
-Also see [[cards:​scoop_addition|Scoop Addition]]+Also see [[cards:​scoop_addition|Scoop Addition]] ​and [[cards:​cardini_change_pughes_pass|Cardini Change / Pughe'​s Pass]].
  
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