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In the Extractor DVD Peter Nardi mentions that the source for the "Mark In My Pocket" effect is an older trick called "Harry In My Pocket."

Is that referring to the great Harry Lorayne - and also where can I find this effect in book or PDF form? When I google it I can't come up with anything at all. I would love to read the original effect.

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Actually, the title is Harry in Your Pocket. It can be found in CARDSHARK by Darwin Ortiz. GREAT effect too!!

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Thanks Vlad! I'm going to look it up.
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And then while studying Darwin's routine think about it. You can make it easier achieving the same effect while same time switching the entire deck. I'm not going to post (exposure) it here, it has been published in German by me several times. But I guess you can work it out by yourself knowing the goal. Jan
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On 2011-01-14 18:37, saysold1 wrote:
Is that referring to the great Harry Lorayne . . . .

I'm quite sure that it isn't.

Darwin Ortiz never mentions Harry Lorayne in the description of the effect, and in the credits refers only to an effect by Roberto Giobbi.

It's far more likely that he's referring to the 1973 movie Harry in Your Pocket, starring James Coburn, Michael Sarrazin, Trish Van Devere, and Walter Pidgeon; it's a movie about pickpockets. Tony Giorgio was in the cast as well.
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On 2011-01-15 03:15, JanForster wrote:
And then while studying Darwin's routine think about it. You can make it easier achieving the same effect while same time switching the entire deck. I'm not going to post (exposure) it here, it has been published in German by me several times. But I guess you can work it out by yourself knowing the goal. Jan

are you quite sure the effect isn't changed?
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On 2011-01-15 03:15, JanForster wrote:
And then while studying Darwin's routine think about it. You can make it easier achieving the same effect while same time switching the entire deck. I'm not going to post (exposure) it here, it has been published in German by me several times. But I guess you can work it out by yourself knowing the goal. Jan

are you quite sure the effect isn't changed?

Yes, I am Smile Jan
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Gary Kurtz also has a routine called Gary in your pocket and he also refers to the movie in his presentation.

By the way does anyone have the movie, I saw it when a was like 6 years old and back then it was great but it is not available on DVD?

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Stefan, my method has been published first time in "Magie" issue 1/2002 pages 16 and 17. Cheers, Jan
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On 2011-01-17 10:37, JanForster wrote:
Stefan, my method has been published first time in "Magie" issue 1/2002 pages 16 and 17. Cheers, Jan


Good idea.

But you can't have the seal signed, can you? Apart from that it's the same effect.
Whenever I find myself gripping anything too tightly I just ask myself "How would Guy Hollingworth hold this?"

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Yes, it's the same effect and the seal is signed, as the switch occurs before. No palming, only a force. Technically it's easier than Ortiz' method but same time achieving a second goal. Roberto Giobbi is planing a book about deck switches; He knows my method, it would be in. Smile Jan
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The only clean way I can see switching decks is by placing it in your own pocket. The strength of this routine, I believe, is partly due to the fact that the boxed deck is placed in the spectator's pocket. It provides a bit of theater too, having the boxed deck in their pocket. I have a buddy of mine who performs this more impromptu (without the initialed seal) in his strolling venues. It is very strong, again, in their pocket. Ortiz has a number of "pick pocket" themed effects that fit a gambling theme perfectly.
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No, it is in the spectator's pocket. It is exactly the same effect. Smile Jan
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Well it sounds like a good idea but will wait until I see the handling. I also think that any effect where the deck completely vanishes, minus the selection/s, is a good time to ring in a cooler. That's what I do with my "Through The Looking Glass".
Whenever I find myself gripping anything too tightly I just ask myself "How would Guy Hollingworth hold this?"

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On 2011-01-17 05:05, Stefan S. wrote:
Gary Kurtz also has a routine called Gary in your pocket and he also refers to the movie in his presentation.

By the way does anyone have the movie, I saw it when a was like 6 years old and back then it was great but it is not available on DVD?

Best,

Stefan



Stefan, go here:

http://www.amazon.com/Harry-In-Your-Pock......02CM2DA4

you can watch or dowload the movie.
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Hello Jerry,

thanks for the info but since I am from Germany I can not watch the movie, the service is only for the US!

Thanks anyway.

Best,

Stefan
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The movie has now been made available through "DVD on Demand" which means that the studio will burn a copy to a DVD for you when you order it. Here's a link on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Harry-Your-Pocket-......04X63S7Y
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Really! Giobbi is planning a book on deck switches! You have any idea when it's coming out?
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On 2011-01-16 11:24, JanForster wrote:
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On 2011-01-16 09:11, magicfish wrote:
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On 2011-01-15 03:15, JanForster wrote:
And then while studying Darwin's routine think about it. You can make it easier achieving the same effect while same time switching the entire deck. I'm not going to post (exposure) it here, it has been published in German by me several times. But I guess you can work it out by yourself knowing the goal. Jan

are you quite sure the effect isn't changed?

Yes, I am Smile Jan

I just wondered because according to Mr. Ortiz, and I agree with him, you cannot change the method without changing the effect.
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I am familiar with Darwin's work and I have read Jan's method in the "Magie" magazine. I can confirm everything Jan says. In this case, the method doesn't change the effect.
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