Tarr, Bill: The Second Now You See It, Now You Don't!
©1978, 1994 Bill Tarr, Barry Ross, Pub. by Kaufman and Greenberg
Illustrated by Barry Ross
Perfect bound, 224 pages
Second Now You See It

Comments: This is another good intermediate text on manipulative magic. The book relies heavily on the good illustrations by Barry Ross, and provides minimum but necessary text to describe moves and technique. Most effects are one to two pages, with most of the page taken up by the illustrations. Each effect or sleight is marked by a star system, one star denoting simple moves.

Contents:

8 A Special Note to Women
9 Introduction
11 How to Use this Book: 9 Cardinal Rules, Experimenting, Using Faked Cards, etc.

23 Cards
24 False Shuffles: Keeping bottom card intact *
25 Keep the top portion intact *
26 Keep the top portion intact *
27 A more deceptive method *
28 To Keep the whole deck intact *
29 To keep the whole deck intact II **
30 G.W. Hunter method **, False Riffle Shuffle *
31 Slip Cut
32 False Cut to keep the entire deck intact ***
34 Key or Locator Cards: Short Card, how to use it *, Another method *
37 Short Corners, Broken Corners
38 Slick Ace
39 Marked Cards: daub
40 Ribbon Spread Location * (slick card)
42 Crimps: Basic *, method two *, Dr. Elliot's method *, fan crimp *, the bridge *
45 The Peek: top, bottom *
46 Riffle Force **
48 Bottom Force *
50 A Ted Annemann Force: * Set up deck
51 Bottom Slip: * top card to bottom
52 One Hand Top Palm and how to use it***
54 One Hand Top Palm II, ** using two hands (?)
55 Side Steal ***
56 Herrmann Pass **: Bring card to top.
58 Double Cut by Paul Curry **. Card to top.
60 Top Change ***
62 Card Change **
64 Thumb Count Double Lift **
65 Corner Double Lift **
66 Miscellaneous Locations: Turnover Card *, Card on Ceiling **, Sleight of Foot *
68 Fan Location **
70 Fan Return **: card control
71 Tap Through ** card control
72 Elmsley Count **
74 Second Deal ***, One hand second deal **, blackjack dealer's ***, Joe Berg's Snap Seconds **
78 Bottom Card Reverse *
79 Working Behind Your Back *
80 Four Ace Location ** 4 cards touched in Fan by spectator, all turn out to be Aces
82 Card Through Handkerchief **
84 The Princess Trick ** by Ted Annemann: One of 5 cards mentally selected by spectator. Magician removes one, the spectator finds the selected card is missing!
86 Double Divination Quickie *: Spectator cuts the deck behind his back, reverses the top half and places it on the bottom. Magician predicts two facing cards.
87 Deck Flip **: Flipping a deck from the table. Flourish

89 Flourishes
90 One Hand Pivot Cut ***; multiple version ***
92 One Hand Triple Cut ***
94 Color Change Routine ***
98 Single Card Vanish **
100 Modified Bak and Front Palm ***
102 Impromptu Fan Routine *** A sequence of flourishes
106 Split Fans ***. Multiplying card fans. How to prepare, gloves, starting, single card, Cardini's single card production
112 Basic Split Fan Routine

117 Coins
118 Palming: Finger *, Classic **, Thumb *, Back Thumb **, Back Finger Clip **, Front Finger Clip **, Finger Squeeze *
120 Fake Coins: Shell, lever, bang ring, hoo coin, nested, etc. Described, no effects
124 Classic Palm Vanish **
126 A Casual Vanish **
128 The Slide Vanish **
130 Paul Le Paul's French Drop **
132 Coin Vanish With Handkerchief ** (wax)
13 4 Handkerchief Vanish ** can be used with any small object
136 Improved Thumb Palm Vanish **
138 Bill Tarr Magic Vanish *** Two hands empty bathing suit vanish (hoo coin)
140 Tuck Vanish **
141 Bill Tarr Palm Surprise ** Coin appears by brushing hand
142 Click Pass ** Two coins vanish with audible indicator
144 Coin Through Leg **
146 Coin Through Hand **
148 Coin Through Handkerchief **
150 Changeover Palm I ** Secret transfer
151 Changeover Palm II ** Another method
152 Changeover Palm III ** A simpler version
153 Changeover Palm I and II Combined **
155 Passe Passe Coins *** Three coins pass from one hand to the other
156 Coin Roll *** Flourish
157 Shell Coin Production **
158 One Coin Impromptu Routine *** A series of appearances and vanishes with one coin
160 Coin Through Glass ** Half and English Penny clearly slid into glass. Glass is tilted upright, penny falls through to table. Inside the glass is just the half. (uses C/S, half, shell)
162 Coins Through Table *** Uses shell and glass
166 Multiplying Coin Pass *** Use for multiple production of coins
168 Hand to Hand Coins *** Another three coin hand to hand transfer (shell)
172 The Classic Copper/Silver Transposition ** In the spectator's hand
174 Copper/Silver Transposition ** In your hand
176 Coins and Magnets: explained, holders, etc.
178 Cuff Steal *** Magnetic coin
180 Close Up Magnetic Coin Routine ***
186 The Okito Box: types explained: Boston Box, Incredi-box, Std Okito Box
188 My Turnover **, Standard **, Another **, Tossing Loaded Box **
190 One Hand Turnover ***
191 One Hand Turnover II **
192 The Pickup **
193 The Flip Over
194 Coin Through Box ** basic Okito routine
195 Simple Box Penetration **
196 Silver to Copper *** Half placed in box by spectator transforms into English Penny

199 Balls, Silks, Cigarettes
200 Throw Vanish **: for a ball
202 A Buckley Production and Vanish *** Ball
204 Ball Through Handkerchief ***. Interlude
206 Advanced Billiard Ball Moves: Producing the second ball ***, Showing shell both sides ***
208 The Handkerchief Ball: vanishing silk **, reproduce silk **
210 Quickie Billiard Ball Flourishes **
211 The Original Cigarette Vanish **
212 A New Cigarette Vanish ** Push into fist
214 Cigarette Bit **: Cig into ear, out of mouth
215 A Matchbook Move ** Vanish
216 Vanishes Salt Trick *** Salt poured into fist vanishes (TT)

220 Glossary
222 A Few Magical References: recommended books
224 About the Author, about the illustrator


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