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Alton C. Sharpe

Alton C. Sharpe

(Dallas, Texas: 1924 - 21st December 2004)

Pro sleight-of-hand. Then lawyer and semi-pro magician. In 1951 bought Joe Berg's shop in Chicago, which he ran as the Sharpe Studio of Magic until 1957 when sold to Clarke Crandall. Bought Ade Duval's silk act after the latter's retirement in 1955. Wrote Expert Hocus-Pocus (1961, 173pp) and Expert Card Mysteries (1969, 141pp), etc. Editor-publisher in Beverly Hills of Ollapodrida irregularly since 1983. Died of a massive blood clot on the brain.

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Expert Card Chicanery by Alton C. SharpeFrom the Preface:
This booklet, like our other Expert Series, is not designed to be either a reference or an authority in the ordinary sense. Perhaps, at best, it might be called a tickler, a reminder, or a check list, although none of these terms would be exact. It was written and compiled to stimulate one's "thought processes" and to instill creative activity within those who have a fondness for the pasteboards.
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part One
    • All Shook Up
    • 18-31-35 Farrow
    • 18-35 Farrow
    • Face Up Stacks
    • Turn Me Over!
    • Sandwich Surprise
    • Ultravellers
    • Emanon
    • EMANON VANISH A/K/A...
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Expert Card Conjuring by Alton C. SharpeFrom the introduction by Robert Parrish:
This book contains a remarkably select collection of sophisticated means for increasing and deepening the potential for "pleasant illusion" that resides in a pack of cards. These contributions range from presentation ideas such as Fred Lowe's "Second Deal Sam" to the technical refinement of standard effects, as, for example, in Ed Marlo’s "Approach to the ‘Stop’ Trick."
  • Introduction
  • Foreword
  • Part One: New And Improved Sleights
    • Cover-Up Shuffle
    • Perfect False Riffle Shuffle
    • Quadruple Undercut
    • Reverse Double Undercut
    • The Marlo Slip Cuts
    • Slip Cut Routine ...
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Expert Card Mysteries by Alton C. SharpeFrom the introduction by Robert Parrish:
Although much of the material in this book comes from advanced current contributors to card magic, Al has included some fascinating lore from the past. There is, for example, the first printed information on Eddie Fay's glimmer technique. I recall that the late Rufus Steele, an informed man of gamblers' dodges, simply refused to believe that Fay was using a reflector. He thought it was a put-on and that Fay was probably using a stack or a pack of marked cards. Then there is Paul LePaul's wonderful transportation of cards into a sealed envelope. Although he explained the trick...
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Expert Hocus Pocus by Alton C. SharpeFantastic card effects, rope magic, linking rings, vanishing bird cage, money magic, and a special chapter on "Openings".
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Remarks By Alan Keith
  • A Word About The Author And The Book
  • A Young Man From Texas
  • Preface
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgement
  • CHAPTER I: Magical Openings
    • The Devilish Watch
    • A Smart Opening
    • The Proverbial Opener
    • Thread It
    • Jackie Gould's Idea
    • Snap! Snap! Snap!
    • The Ring and the Rose
    • A Phantom Tube Becomes a Small Illusion
  • CHAPTER II: Money Magic
    • The Bill in Cigarette Mystery
    • An Infallible Illusion
    • Billo
    • The Modern Banker or Money and...
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