Larsen, Sr./ William, and T. Page Wright r "The 1 W Stop Mystery", which can be found on p. 95 of My Best m aw compiled by J. G. Thompson, jr., is an impossible card location ¡.sing a deck made up of a duplicated stack of twenty-six cards). See also

Hugard above.

On p. 77 of Slow Motion Magic, Volume I (which I published with Ramon Mayrata in the beautiful venture of Frakson Books, 1988), my friend, the great René, whom I admire so very much, describes his effective routine with a rosary stack (deck switch included), and two other good ideas, one with a full stack and another with half. Also, notice his presentational strategy wherein the spectator appears to shuffle the whole deck while shuffling only half the cards. See also Magic of the Soul (1993), p. 160, for a new memorized-deck effect, and The Mysteries of My Life (1998), p. 101.

Lord, George W.

He contributes two effects to The Linking Ring, Vol. 43, No.6, June 1963: a triple divination of a selected card and the two random cards sandwiching it in one half of the deck (p. 65), and a double card divination that uses a combination of one-way backs with a memorized stack (p. 66).

Lyons, P. Howard

In his magnificent magazine Ibidem, No. 11, Sept. 1957, extremely clever subtleties are used for divining cards in "Psi Stebbins" (p. 232), conveying an impression of authentic mentalism. This is truly interesting.

McCaffrey, William H.

His routine "Unique Bridge and Poker Deal" appeared in Greater

Magic (1938) by Hilliard, p. 298. It uses the classic method of arranging the deck by calling for the cards in order. This is followed by a bridge demonstration (a grand slam in spades) and a draw poker exhibition, m in good hands for every player and four Aces for the dealer. Interesting '°r its time.

Madden, Richard r

(19^-; ^r^ & Question" (p. 97) in My Best chosen «M V," homP80n K is a coincidence effect with two bv thesneetai 7 ™ menta,|y select^ that are reversed in the deck turn out to match the ^ZÎT' % tW° ^ ^

Marlo, Edward hehas published abundant material on Jmemoriz*

deck. Here I will mention some o|his effects other than those already pointed out in this work, and III give references for the rest of the tricks.

In his Faro Notes (1958) we find "Fingertip Miracle" (p. 33), from which I took my presentation for "Mne-monicosis" (p. 97). This, in my opinion, is Mario masterpiece for the memorized deck. 'The Chain Calculator" (p. 12) describes several ideas with the "chain of seventeen" from Expert Card Technique by Hugard and Braue (see "Sha-la-la-la-la" in this work, p. 106). "The Memorized Stack" (p. 31) is of interest, as is "It's Mathematical" (p. 40), which puts forth the notion that a mnemonic deck can be treated as a stay-stack even when there is no such arrangement, by understanding that the stack numbers of card pairs that rest in identical positions from the top and face of the deck will add to fifty-three, and perfect faro shuffles retain these relationships.

In Mario's Faro Controlled Miracles (1964) is "Thought De terminator" (p. 21).

In Mario Meets His Match (1959) we find "Double Thought—Single Deck: Memory Version" (p. 15). This is a very direct example of how two cards, freely chosen from two decks, are made to match using the one-ahead principle and the Paul Curry turnover change. "Memory Matcho" (p. 29) is another interesting effect, a prediction in which two selected cards are seen to match two cards previously taken from another deck by the magician.

In "Marked Memory", out of Karl Fulves's magnificent magazine, Pull-bearers Review (Vol. 3, No. 3, Jan. 1968, p. 152), is the idea of marking the cards with their mnemonic numbers rather than with their identities.

Jon Racherbaumer's magazine The Hiewphant (formidable in both its magic and its literary style), includes "Latest Spectator's Open Prediction" (Mario with Millard Lichter), in No. 1, Autumn 1969, p. 20. Ihis magnificent handling for Paul Curry's Open Prediction problem is based on a psychological force that, when it works (as it does most of the time), makes this effect a blockbuster. "The Chicago Miracle" (fin>t method), in the double issue 5-6, Autumn-Spring 1970-1971, p. 294, is a divination of a card sighted by a spectator. It uses a mnemonic stack. A third method for this etkvt (P. uses the Galasso-Stebbins stack.

, n,iin„ (he well-known magazine published by p .he, a, several tricks by Mario on sleet issue No. 8, Dec. 1956, contains On the S Deck" (P. 10), which starts with four specta-

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