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Fulves, Karl: Inner Sanctum
©1979 Karl Fulves, Teaneck, NJ
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 5.5x8.5", 24 pages
Inner Sanctum
Image courtesy e-Bay seller KochMagic

Comments: Illustrations by Joseph K Schmidt. Part 2 of a 5 part series. The introduction in part reads: "The opening effect, that assigned card mysteriously turning around while inside a card box, introduces a gimmick that is then exploited to produce a wide variety of effects. My feeling is that tricks which rely on simple but rather specialized gaffs should be presented almost as incidental tricks, things that you just happen to think of. The line, "That reminds me of something I used to do. Here let me show you…" is a signal to the well-informed that you weren't reminded at all; you plan the whole thing out long before hand. Handled this way, tricks like "Inner Sanctum" take on an aura of the impossible. If the tricks seems to be done impromptu, there is no possible way to achieve the effect the spectator sees. This manuscript is the only one in the series to deal with a single gimmick (though in a variety of ways). There are many other possibilities using different variations of the gimmick, including a method of indexing cards inside the card box."


25 Introduction
26 Inner Sanctum
32 Sneakers
35 FlaPSI: Mental Effect
36 Flap Notes
38 Package Deal: Signed card in pay envelope
40 Boxed Rounds: Red/Blue Poker deal
45 Zap Flap: gaff disposal
47 Melting Point
47 Random Notes