The Most Beautiful Trick in the World.
This is one of the
funniest and most startling ways of producing a
selected card that I have even seen. In effect a
card is selected and returned to the pack. The
card can be marked if so desired. A small box is
shown; it is circular with a hinged lid, rather
like a ladies powder compact, but smaller. It is
placed on top of the pack and opened. Out pops a
jack in the box type of snake with the chosen
card stuck to its nose.
It is as quick and clean
as that: There is no fumbling, palming or
anything of that kind. The impact comes because
the card is bigger than the box that it is seen
to come out of.
I have seen this effect
performed for laymen and magicians. Always the
result has been a gasp of amazement followed by
a huge laugh as the audience realize the
impossibility of what they have just witnessed.
There are no awkward angles and you can be as
close as you like. (Review in Pabular magazine by Walt Lees).