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Ralph W. Hull

Ralph W. Hull

(Deavertown, Ohio: 5th July 1883 - 20th May 1943)

Inspired at age 6 seeing neighbor and amateur, Col. Gray, do a coin trick. Debut at age 20 at school show. Pro cardman for 6 years until 1911. Then as pottery factory executive in family business in Crooksville, Ohio.

Prolific inventor of trick card deck and card effects, including Mental Discernment (by 1932), Color Discernment (by 1932), Cards of Chance (by 1932), Elusive Joker (by 1932), Name-O-Card (1932), N.R.A. Deck (1933), Cosmic Ray Cards (1933), Nudist Deck = Mental Photography Deck (1934), Mirage Deck (1934), Photographic Card (by 1935), Nu-Idea Deck (1935), Jim Jam Cards (by 1936), Delirium Tremens (by 1936), Tuned Deck (by 1938), and Coo Coo Cards (by 1940). Also invented Goofy Dice (by 1940).

Wrote Eye-Openers (1932, 20pp), More Eye-Openers (1933, 28pp), Fifteen Minutes with a Rope [late 1930s; 2nd ed by Snyder, 1942), Modernism in Pasteboard (1934, with Nelson Hahne), Smart Magic (1935, with Nelson Hahne), etc. See Trevor H. Hall, The Testament of Ralph W. Hull.

Coauthors: Paul Gordon, Nelson C. Hahne

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Ralph W. Hull & Nelson C. Hahne

Modernism in Pasteboard by Ralph W. Hull & Nelson C. HahneThe inventor of the "Mental Photography Deck" and one of magic's best illustrators teamed up to provide this outstanding collection of 11 stunning card and mental effects.

The experts agree, this is one book you can't afford to pass up. Ralph W. Hull's thorough explanations guide the reader through a series of clever card routines. This guidebook introduced artist Nelson Hahne's "Magical Map" concept of using his excellent pen-and-ink drawings to thoroughly explain the subtleties of the various moves and handlings.

Not just for card workers, Hull's "Animated Chalk Marks" effect will also...

2019 / 9 / 3

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Ralph W. Hull & Paul Gordon

The Complete Eye-Openers by Ralph W. Hull & Paul GordonComprising Eye-Openers and More Eye-Openers plus R. W. Hull's Supreme Mental Discernment.

"There is perhaps the best Torn and Restored Card ever devised in More Eye-Openers." - Jon Racherbaumer
  • "Eye-Openers" Foreword by Ralph Hull
  • Mental Abstraction or Cards by Instinct
  • Hull's "Eye Popper"
  • Hull's Marvelous Card Prediction
  • Topsy Turvy Cards
  • Magic Number Revealment
  • A Mental Card Mystery
  • A Trick Exposed, But How?
  • Single Card Wonder Prediction
  • A False Shuffle
  • A Surprising Solitaire
  • "More Eye-Openers" Introduction by John Northern Hilliard
  • Valuable Card Sleights
  • Diamond Thieves and Blackmailers ...
2014 / 1 / 25

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