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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
15 Minutes with a Piece of Rope by Ralph W. Hull

A complete routine that will captivate your audience from start to finish. If you never buy another rope effect, experts agree, this is the one to use. To make it easier to learn this beautiful routine, Nelson Hahne, one of the best magic illustrators in the business, was commissioned to provide the 53 pen-and-ink drawings that accompany the text.

Here's a partial listing of what's included:

  • Hull's Famous Vanishing Knot
  • The Disappearing Square Knot
  • The Hindu Knot
  • The Magic Shoelaces
  • The Cut and Restored Rope
  • The Stretching Rope--And A Surprise Ending
  • Hull's Rope Through Neck
  • Three...
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Ralph W. Hull & Nelson C. Hahne
Modernism in Pasteboard by Ralph W. Hull & Nelson C. Hahne

The 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...

★★★★★ $6
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Ralph W. Hull & Paul Gordon
The Complete Eye-Openers by Ralph W. Hull & Paul Gordon

Comprising Eye-Openers and More Eye-Openers plus R. W. Hull's Supreme Mental Discernment.

Paul Fleming wrote about More Eye-Openers:

The late Ralph W. Hull was a tireless originator in the field of magic, and was particularly active in devising amazing mysteries with playing cards. The Tuned Deck, which he described as "my most cherished trick," was accorded nineteen pages in the monumental work, Greater Magic. Other Ralph W. Hull specialties have appeared in the form of pamphlets, one of which is the subject of this review.

John Northern Hilliard wrote a foreword to More Eye Openers, in which he...

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