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William (Bill) Simon

William (Bill) Simon

(USA: 7th April 1927 - 6th May 1988)

US military service 1944-45. President of New Jersey company which made brake blocks for cars. Amateur cardman. Voted runner-up among the 10 living Card Stars in 1955.

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William (Bill) Simon
Controlled Miracles (used) by William (Bill) Simon

Booklet stapled in very good condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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William (Bill) Simon
Effective Card Magic by William (Bill) Simon

This book was edited by Jean Hugard and illustrated by Stanley Jaks.

Martin Gardner had the following to say:

"Bill Simon has achieved an astonishing mastery of the medium. His mind is constantly probing for new and subtler moves, and bold effects which break fresh paths in the card jungle. In this book he has given generously the fruits of his thinking and experience. The result is a book almost certain to become one of the basic texts of modem card conjuring."

This ebook covers many entertaining plots, novel sleights, shuffles and fancy cuts as well as useful information on practice, structuring, presentation, audience...

★★★★ $6
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William (Bill) Simon
Sleightly Sensational by William (Bill) Simon
  • written by Bill Simon
  • illustrated by Ed Mishell
  • edited by Bruce Elliott
  • introduction by Dai Vernon
A collection of mostly original card routines. And a coin trick and a ring on wand routine.

1st edition 1954; PDF 33 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Table Of Contents
  2. Foreword
  3. Introduction
  4. In General
  5. Card Effects
  6. - The Mathemagician
  7. - Eye Doubt It
  8. - The Flash Change
  9. - The Turnabout
  10. - The Impulsive Ladies
  11. - The Four Packet Shuffle
  12. - Two Up
  13. - The Vital Prediction
  14. - The London Illusion
  15. Miscellaneous Effects
  16. - Sponge Surprise
  17. - The Ring On Wand
  18. - The Coin Transposition And Climax
★★★★★ $5
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William (Bill) Simon
Controlled Miracles by William (Bill) Simon

The magic in Controlled Miracles is a composite of both skill and subtlety. Subtlety has been invaded to the maximum; skill has been kept at its minimum point. The majority of the effects are with cards. At the back of the ebook you will find a few tricks with coins and cigarettes.

Edited by Bruce Elliott and illustrated by Frank Garcia.

1st edition 1949; PDF 36 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. Foreword
  3. A Matter Of Miracles
  4. Cut Control
  5. The Chinese Cut
  6. Simpl—Speller
  7. Simon False Table Cut
  8. The Stab Force
  9. Miller’s Card Change
  10. The Card In The Hat
  11. Dual Discovery
  12. The Grippo...
★★★ $5
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