Grippo, Jimmy: The Magic of Jimmy Grippo
©1981 G-M Publications, Las Vegas, Nevada
Hardbound, 218 pages, 7x9.5"
The Magic of Jimmy Grippo
Image courtesy of GranHoudini.net

Comments (Stephen Sparks): Collaborated by Geno Munari

Contents:

1 Introduction

3 Chapter 1: Card Magic
4 The Shuffle
4 To Keep Control of a Given Card
5 To Put a Certain Definite Number of Cards on Top of a Card
6 The Jogged Card
7 Tricks Using the Overhand Shuffle
7 The Spelling Bee
8 Will It
10 The Riffle Shuffle
12 Misdirection
14 The Turn About Card
16 A Mind Reading Feat
17 Substitutes for the Pass
19 The Card Detective
20 A Rising Card
22 A Vested Interest
23 A Phenomenal Memory
24 Touch to the Nth Degree
26 The Double Lift
28 The Ambitious Card
29 Your Number?
30 In Reverse
31 Other Methods of Reversing a Card
32 Follow the Leader
33 Right About Face
35 More Methods of Controlling a Card
35 The Fan
37 The Simplified Pass
37 The Natural Jog
38 The Glide
40 Card at Any Number
41 A Good Sell
43 Sucker Aces and Threes
45 A Key Card
47 You Do As I Do
49 The Torn Card Miracle
52 A Sure Fire Prediction
54 A Spectator Does the Trick
56 Palming
59 The Cards to the Pocket
61 The Flying Card
62 The Mindreader
65 An Uncanny Coincidence
68 The W.A.A.C.S. and The Soldiers

72 Chapter 2: Magic With Coins
72 The Regular Palm
74 The Finger Grip
75 The Tourniquet
76 The Switch
76 Slide Vanish
77 Impromptu Tricks With Coins
77 To Pass a Coin Invisibly From One Hand to Another
80 A Vanishing Coin
81 Coins Passed Through a Table One by One
83 A Useful Move
83 A Magical Transmigration
84 Smash
85 A Sleeve Penetration
86 A Spiritualistic Efect
88 The Penetrating Coin
89 Atomizing a Coin
90 Dollar to Halves
96 A Version of the Downs Palm

99 Chapter 3: Magic with Balls
99 Golf Balls
99 The Regular Palm
99 The Finger Palm
101 Vanishing Ball
103 The Change Over Palm
104 The Multiplying Golf Balls

110 Chapter 4: Magic With Cigarettes
110 The Thumb Palm
112 The Change Over Palm
112 The Finger Palm
113 The Thumb Rise
113 The Push In
117 Tricks With Cigarettes
117 Cigarettes Produced from a Toy Purse
118 The Magnetized Cigarette
118 The Broken and Restored Cigarette
119 Cigarette Produced from Coat Sleeve
119 A Penny Changed to a Cigarette
120 The Spirit Cigarette
120 With Four Cigarettes and Two Hats

123 Chapter 5: Thimbles
123 The Basic Sleight: The Thumb Palm
125 To Vanish A Thimble
125 The Production of Eight Thimbles: One of each on the fingers of both hands

128 Chapter 6: Miscellaneous Magic
128 The Famous Needle Trick
131 Magicla Separation of Colored Tissue Papers
134 A Bag and an Egg
136 Tearing a Telephone Directory in Halves
137 The Ring and the Wand: with variations
139 Blood Writing
140 The Vanishing Marble
142 A Surprising Vanish
143 An Upright Egg
144 The Match Game
145 The Match Game Second Version
145 Candle Lighting by Magic
146 The Flying Match
147 Two Matches
149 Preseting Your Business Card: As shown to Geno Munari by Francis Carlyle
151 Card Warp Improvision
152 Never Ending Thread
153 Torn and Restore Thread from Spectator's Clothing
154 Doubting Dice
156 Coins from a Handkerchief
158 Cards Through a Handkerchief
161 A Mental Effect with Dollar Bills
162 The Turbaned Hindu
165 Torn and Restored Cigarette Paper

166 Chapter 7 Gambling Section
166 Opeining a Pack o'Cards With One Hand
167 A Method to Detect if Your Cards Have Been Tampered
167 How to Make Your Own Stripper Deck
169 Shiner
170 A Blackjack Cooler
171 Special Cards for "7" Card Stud Low or "Razz"
172 Table Switch for Poker, Gin, etc.

174 Chapter 8 Some Amusing Sells
174 The Hair Mystery
174 A Sure Thing Game
174 A Ring of Mystery
175 Another Ring Sell
175 Mental Arithmetic
175 Heads or Tails
176 Catches
176 Coat Hanger Equilibrium

177 Chapter 9 Photo Section

195 Chapter 10 Last But Not Least
195 Hair Discovery
197 The Fiffle Run-Up and Location
200 Riffle Speller
203 A Blackjack Demonstration
204 A Word about Variation
205 Another Classic Card Penetration
209 Guessing a Spectator's Money
210 A Classic Poker Effect
212 The Classic Flying Salt
214 A Daub Location
216 Paul Rosini's Four Ace Effect
217 A Favorite of Jay Oeo


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