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theAmazinbryan
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Looking for this book.
The author was a hobbist who had some good stuff on table riffle (roman ) shuffles. Does someone have this book that can give me their thoughts on it?
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Bryan
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I picked up a copy from Denny and Lee's. An online magic shop run by a working pro.

I would suggest you check with him.
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I believe the book you are looking for is called, "Steranko on Cards"

I have the book and think it is interesting. I don't recall using anything specifically from it; though, there's some interesting ideas in it like the "Shadow Steal". If you like the lateral (or related Marlo Clip) type of palms you'd probably like the book.

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Rich
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"or related Marlo clip" Careful, doom surely awaits those who use the "M" word in a post about Steranko.

The book is great. Lots of cool ideas. A shame he didn't publish more.
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The ideas are great, to be sure.

The illustrations are even better - he was a spectacular (and still is) comic book artist. The pictures that he drew for the title pages of the tricks in the back of the book are really cool.
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Quote:
"or related Marlo clip" Careful, doom surely awaits those who use the "M" word in a post about Steranko.


LOL. Good point pepka. Only trying to help those that are unfamiliar with the type of palms (not the crediting/history of them).


Thanks,
Rich
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Steve Suss
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Lennert Greene credits much of his work on the angle seperation and lateral palm from Steranko.
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Another source for the Steranko book is magicmethodsonline.com. It won't be on their website, but if you call or write Jerry Mentzer he probably has some copies. When I ordered mine last year it was about $10.

And if you like the illustrations, check out his "Nick Fury, Agent of Shield" work, which I think is available in Trade Paperback from Amazon and other book dealers. Mind-blowing! Plus, I am about 95% certain that Steranko did the original storyboards for the film "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Doing the storyboards means that BEFORE the movie is shot, an artist draws sketches of what each scene should look like. So if you enjoyed the sequence where Indy successfully hijacks the truck, gets shot in the shoulder by the one resourceful German, gets tossed out through the front windshield, latches his whip onto the underside of the truck and gets dragged in the dirt road, and so on, and so on, you have Steranko to thank.

I really don't know a whole lot about him, but Steranko was also at one time a professional musician as well... Some people get all the talent....
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One of Lennart Green's favourite books as well.
Pictured to the left my hero and me during FISM 2006 in Stockholm.
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James Steranko first appeared in Genii, May 1954 as he performed Escape. He was 15 years old then.

His tricks (other than ones in "Steranko on Cards" published 1960) appeared in the following issues of Genii.

'Trancendia' January 1961.
'The Twist' March 1961.
'Checkerino' June 1961.
'Cut the Pack' December 1961.
'The Toch' January 1962.

November 1962 issue was his special issue including :
'Improvisation Part 1'
'Improvisation Part 2'
'Diabolique'
'Cardman's Blues'
'Hot Spell'
'Jubi-ace-tion'
'Stacked Deck'
The above are all card tricks.
'Steranko's short biography'

He also has Escape issue titled "Steranko's World of Escapes", October 1964.

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Thanks Kato-san,

you are a great source of knowledge . . .

Andy
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Hideo Kato
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They are not from my knowledge, but from Genii archives.

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As one of my great teachers used to say - knowing where to find stuff is also knowledge . . .
Cards never lie
theAmazinbryan
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Thanks guys .This book comes comes highly recomended.
On a wierd side note I have collected comics since the 80's an many golden age comics.I have seversl issues with Steranko artwork in them .Its a small world
Thanks guys
Bryan
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Daryl credits Steranko with a number of methods he teaches on his fabulous 8 dvd Encyclopedia of Card Slights. Steranko was a brief shooting star and will have a lasting impact on card handling.

http://www.magicstor.com/files/dvd/html/......hts.html
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Marlo's work is definately advanced. Especially his clipping/palming techniques but when you learn them you have a masterpiece!
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'Marlo's work'.... are you taking the pi$$?
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Steranko was also a wellknown illustrator and publisher for a media magazine
http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Nebula/8650/
Pictured to the left my hero and me during FISM 2006 in Stockholm.
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Does anyone know how much a copy of Steranko on Cards would go for if you were to sell it?
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