Up in Smoke by Larry Jennings
This Manuscript is a collection of some of Larry Jenning's best effects.
Up In Smoke
Any four-of-a kind is removed from the deck. The magician blows a puff of smoke toward the cards, causing them to instantly vanish. The missing cards are then immediately produced from four different pockets.
A Handy Transformation
A card is selected and returned to the deck. Four cards are shown and this packet is placed between the spectator’s hands as the magician explains that he will cause the selected card to appear between the cards he is holding. However, when the spectator separates his hands he is surprised to find not five cards, but only one—the selection.
Offering to give a demonstration of estimation a card is selected and returned to the deck. The top card of the deck is removed and, using estimation, the magician attempts to toss it into the deck next to the selection. However, when the card adjacent to the tossed-in card is displayed, it is not the selection. Snatching victory from defeat, the tossed-in card is turned over to reveal that it has magically changed into the selection.
Oil And Water
The classic plot of red and black cards magically separating, culminating with a surprise finish.
K.J.V. Oil And Water
Larry’s favorite oil and routine combining the ideas of Ray Kosby, Dai Vernon, and himself.
The magician offers to demonstrate a new trick, but mentions that it does have a flaw. The four kings are placed on the table while the magician holds onto the four aces. One at a time, the kings change places with the aces until the magician is holding the four kings. Reminding the audience about the flaw in the trick, the tabled packet is shown to also consist of four kings as the magician announces the trick’s weakness—“It takes eight kings to do the trick.”
New Outstanding Triumph
Larry’s stand-up version of the classic Dai Vernon effect employing his clever riffle display.
Larry’s approach to Bill Simon’s Four Packet Shuffle.
Hip Pocket Prediction
A spectator freely selects any card to act as a prediction. Another card is now selected, noted, and replaced while the deck is out of the magician’s sight. The prediction card is now revealed and its value accurately locates the selection.
Gambler’s Kings To Magician’s Pockets
The magician tells the tale of meeting a gambler who showed off his prowess by secretly stealing the four kings from the deck. Not to be outdone, the magician causes the kings to magically change into the four aces. When the gambler challenges the magician to find the kings, he obliges by producing them from four different pockets.
Jokers And Jacks
Larry’s handling of Peter Kane’s classic Jazz Aces.
Magician Makes Good
A card is selected and noted. Three attempts are made to find a card of matching value, but unfortunately each ends in failure. Confessing that he will have to find the mates in a different manner, he spreads the deck on the table to reveal the three mates have magically reversed.
Plus two previously unpublished Jennings effects:
Slow Motion Card To Number
The magician succeeds in causing a spectator’s selection to appear at a chosen number in slow motion by first making it vanish from the deck and then causing it to reappear at the proper location.
Three On A Match
Although the spectator is in control of every action, the magician succeeds in locating three matching pairs of cards.