Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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Sub Trunk Plot for Two-Card Transpositon

See R. W. Hull's “The Boy and Girl Card Illusion” in Smart Magic, co-authored with N. C. Hahne in 1935, p. 16. This is a transposition of a red King and a black Queen, accomplished by double lifts and a Mexican Turnover. While the patter concerns a stage illusion in which a girl in one box magically changes places with a boy in another box, the trick is a clear precursor to the popular presentation of Houdini's Sub Trunk transposition for a two-card transposition.