Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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-====== Wimbrough's Missing Trick from Greater Magic ====== 
-This trick of William Wimbrough, which Dai Vernon recalls having vanished from John Northern Hilliard's MS. of //Greater Magic// (Stephen Minch wrote this story up for "Magicana" in //[[|Genii]]//, Vol. 55 No. 10, Aug. 1992, p. 673), would seem to have been recorded first in Glenn Gravatt's //[[|Encyclopedia of Self Working Card Tricks]]//, 1936, p. 49, under the title "Upside Down." It appears there without credit, but in the Jean Hugard revision, [[|p. 167]], the name Wimborough has been supplied. On [[|p. 342]] of the same work appears a trick with the by-line S. H. Wimbrough, possibly the same man. In //[[|Expert Card Technique]]//, 1940, p. 344, Hugard and Fred Braue recorded a method of Luis Zingone's, "Reverse Supreme," with the comment, "a vast improvement" of an effect previously done with double-backed cards, likely speaking of Wimbrough's trick.