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The Origins of Wonder

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-Around the turn of the twenty-first century, magicians also began using the "​Two-Card Monte" title for a double card transformation performed by David Blaine on his television special, //Street Magic//, ​1996. Apart from the name, this trick shares nothing in common with DeLand'​s.+Around the turn of the twenty-first century, magicians also began using the "​Two-Card Monte" title for a double card transformation performed by David Blaine on his television special, //Street Magic//, ​May 1997. Apart from the name, this trick shares nothing in common with DeLand'​s.
  
 The trick Blaine performed has its roots in Eddie Fechter'​s "Be Honest What Is It?" from //Magician Nitely//, 1974, p. 10. However, there are many differences between these two tricks. The missing links for the evolution of Fechter'​s trick into what Blaine performed are Tom Ogden'​s "The Subtle Switch"​ from //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​20335/​M+U+M/​587|M-U-M]]//,​ Vol. 71 No. 11, Apr. 1982, p. 16; and Paul Gertner'​s identically titled, but heavily varied, "Be Honest What Is It?" from the videotape //Secret Sessions #3//, c. 1995. Even though Gertner'​s handling makes several advances, he erroneously claims that it's Fechter'​s,​ straight out of //Magician Nitely//. The handling David Blaine used was essentially Paul Gertner'​s,​ but without the card-to-pocket finale. The trick Blaine performed has its roots in Eddie Fechter'​s "Be Honest What Is It?" from //Magician Nitely//, 1974, p. 10. However, there are many differences between these two tricks. The missing links for the evolution of Fechter'​s trick into what Blaine performed are Tom Ogden'​s "The Subtle Switch"​ from //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​20335/​M+U+M/​587|M-U-M]]//,​ Vol. 71 No. 11, Apr. 1982, p. 16; and Paul Gertner'​s identically titled, but heavily varied, "Be Honest What Is It?" from the videotape //Secret Sessions #3//, c. 1995. Even though Gertner'​s handling makes several advances, he erroneously claims that it's Fechter'​s,​ straight out of //Magician Nitely//. The handling David Blaine used was essentially Paul Gertner'​s,​ but without the card-to-pocket finale.