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Anatole
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Walter B. Gibson describes the move as the "Perfection Card Production" on page 293 of his book _The Complete Illustrated Book of Card Magic_, with a total of three photos. No credit is provided for the source. His opening commentary is "Here, without doubt, is one of the cleanest, most effective, and, it might be added, most scientific of card productions. As anyone who tries it will realize, everything is geared to ease of operation."

A show of hands please of those who think everything about the Perfection Card Production is geared to ease of operation.

I know the "Perfect Card Production" is currently in vogue, but I much prefer what Vernon describes as "Cardini's Card Production" in _More Inner Secrets of Card Magic_. The only person I ever recall doing it in their professional act is Johnny Hart. You can see him doing the Cardini production at 0:50 of this youtube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzXUBA3dWZ4

Regrettably, the clip of Cardini's act available in the "Festival of Magic" DVD is only part of the master's act, and the production I reference above from the Vernon _More Inner Secrets..." book is not included in that abbreviated version of the act we see on the DVD. I am able to do the Cardini production with my left hand, but not while simultaneously producing cards singly in the right. To me it's a little like trying to pat your head and rub your stomach at the same time. But Johnny Hart obviously has it mastered.

I'm not sure what production Joseph Gabriel uses when producing cards in the left hand, but his card manipulations seem pretty "perfect" to me the way they are.

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Thank you very much!

So the first one to describe it was Walter Gibson, but the author is unknown.

And if nobody says I´m wrong, the first one to perform "dual" and "triple" perfect production was An Ha Lim.

Please, if someone has more information, contact me! Thank you very much!
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On 2011-07-16 09:21, EduardoGaleano wrote:
Thank you very much!

So the first one to describe it was Walter Gibson, but the author is unknown.

And if nobody says I´m wrong, the first one to perform "dual" and "triple" perfect production was An Ha Lim.

Please, if someone has more information, contact me! Thank you very much!


You keep saying dual and triple, do you mean 2 or 3 cards produced at once, instead of a single card? The original describes several cards (up to a dozen) held in the Perfect Production grip, and produced singly and a fan of cards.

I don't really think anyone can take credit for a part of a move, because without the original grip, none could be produced in any fashion. If that is what you are trying to find out. That is kind of claiming a sleight because you use red cards and the original was done with blue cards. It has no effect on the basic sleight.
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