Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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-This coin sleight was first described in Buckley'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​17900/​Principles+and+Deceptions/​50|Principles and Deceptions]]//,​ 1948, p. 48. There is at least one piece of evidence that this sleight is much older, as Adelaide Herrmann, in her biography, //Adelaide Herrmann Queen of Magic//, published posthumously in 2012, reports that her husband, Alexander used it in the 1890s.+This coin sleight was first described in Buckley'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​17900/​Principles+and+Deceptions/​50|Principles and Deceptions]]//,​ 1948, p. 48. There are at least two pieces ​of evidence ​suggesting ​that this sleight is much older, as Adelaide Herrmann, in her biography, //Adelaide Herrmann Queen of Magic//, published posthumously in 2012, reports that her husband, Alexander used it in the 1890s. ​Supporting this is the following passage from an obituary of Herrmann that appeared in the //Rochester Democrat and Chronicle// on Dec. 12, 1896, p. 3 (reprinted from the //New York Journal//​). 
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 +"The muscles of the palm could also move things and propel them in a mysterious way.  For instance, a coin laid on his upturned palm he would cause to jump up in the air by the action of some obscure muscles. ​ He had the same power in the muscles of his wrist, and he would cause a coin to move from his fingers to the wrist and then disappear altogether without any movement of the hand perceptible to the ordinary human eye." (Discovered by Bill Mullins) 
  
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