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Bob G
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I know it's in The Cardwright, but I don't own that book. I read on a forum somewhere that his handling also appears in Jennings '67, which I do own, but I've been unable to find it there. Maybe I'm just missing it?


What appeals to me about his version is that it's supposed to lack the discrepancy that many versions have: the cards that you turn face up should appear to be coming successively from the top of the packet, but at least one comes from an odd place.


Thanks,


Bob
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Bob, I don't think you are missing it - that forum post must have been made in error. Denis Behr's Conjuring Archive has a category for Dr. Daley's Last Trick (here: https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/category/847) and no entry in that category refers to Jennings '67 (while the book is in the archive).
I have read the book quite closely and am sure Dr.Daley's Last Trick (or Jennings' version of it) is not in there.
The Cardwright is still available as an ebook, but I am sure you know that.
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There's a Daley item in Jennings '67: "Alternative Opening Sequence" pg 227. It might be it.
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Sharp eye, François! This may be it; it will take some study before I'm sure. Tillman, since you've read '67 closely, what do you think? -- is this what I'm looking for?


Yes, I noticed Penguin has the ebook of The Cardwright. Trying not to spend more money on magic -- it adds up so quickly! -- but I may spring for it if the item on pp. 227-8 isn't the one. I appreciate your searching Behr's wonderful site.


Thanks, folks.
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Hi Bob and François,
The item on page 227 of Jennings '67 is an alternative opening sequence for Jennings' Twisting the Aces routine '65 Twist. This alternative opening sequence (or parts of it - the text is not clear to me) is credited to Daley. It is, I am quite sure, unrelated to Jennings' version of Dr. Daley's Last Trick that is described in The Cardwright. I am sorry I can't be more helpful.
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Thanks, Tilman. I took a careful look at p. 227 and found it inscrutable. Richard Kaufman writes beautifully, so I don't think it's the writing; rather, the fact that p. 227 is just one part of a larger piece, and you have to read the earlier stuff to understand it. Anyway, I think we've established that this isn't what I'm looking for...
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Daley Express from Principia by Harapan Ong is an adaptation.


Dave

Note: I looked in Conjuring Archive, did not expect this book to already be there. Wow.
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I'm sure I've read a version of DDLT in an issue of Genii Magazine that mentioned something about seeing Jennings perform the trick using a TT followed by a BD. I'm afraid I cannot remember the issue, sorry!
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What's a TT? Did you mean DT?
Edit: The penny dropped: Triple Turnover?
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Yes. I've been using this very method for years. Cards separated by colour, perform a JC, followed by a TT, a ST and a BD! Smile
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I'm starting to get hungry for a BLT.
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Bob G
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Ha ha ha! Don't make jokes like that so close to dinnertime, Andrew.


Thanks, everybody.
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The Jennings method in The Cardwright is: aces separated by color, then a TT, followed by a DDT. Really very elegant and beautiful. Also has the advantage of the last dealing action being true.

Paul Wilson has a routine called Alias the Aces (also available as a video download) in his book Chaos Theories that uses what is basically the Jennings handling as one of the phases.
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There will be several unpublished handlings by Jennings in "Mr. Jennings Takes it Tough," coming in a few years. Have written 500 pages (so far) during the pandemic.
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Your books are great, Richard. Engaging, clear, and well illustrated, and beautifully produced. Taken together they're a loving celebration of magic.


Speaking from experience, having bought quite a few of your books: it would be great if you could include indices in them.


Bob
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