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Was known as the punch deck pro of Chicago and was one of the best entertainers with a deck of cards that I ever saw.

I first saw Jack Pyle do card effects for a group of magicians in a church basement that was a block away from Magic Inc.

Jack performed the card to wallet, poker deals including a demo of a bottom deal and a center deal. He did card to pocket from a peaked at card. Then he handed me the deck and said look for the card.

Then he started to pull out all kinds of things from his pocket. Sets of keys, a yo yo, coins and he filled up my hand with a pile of stuff and then he pulled out the peaked at card as a climax.

This was a very funny routine.

He also performed his bridge deal that can be seen at my web site and also the cards up the sleeve. This was also the first time I got to see anyone do the card to wallet. In Jack's act he did it as a running gag several times between poker deals and other effects.

Jack was close friends with Ed Marlo and used to like performing while sitting at a table. He had a blue cloth that he spread out. He didn't use a close up mat. And performed like a magician that was also a card shark.

Jack used to make the audience think that if he wanted to he could take them for every dime that they had - if they played cards with him.

Jack used to say - "I always made my living with a deck of cards - one way or another"... He really played the part...

I performed a few shows with him and I asked him why he always sat down when he performed... He said, "I like to sit and stay in one place because I would rather be a destination rather than an interruption"!

Jack Pyle was a great entertainer with a deck of cards. To read more about him visit my web site below...
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I remember seeing Jack at a Cleveland Convention. His lecture was one of the best I ever heard. Didn't teach a trick..Just tip after tip from a working pro.

I still remember his magazine test (he was the first I saw do it) and his version of confabulation.

I still use his encore patter every show with the Fastest Trick in the World. Thankfully, I saw him years later and was able to express my gratitude to him for allowing me to use.

I had an audio tape of the lecture that I loaned to a guy who lost it. One of the few regrets I have had in magic. I miss that tape.
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I remember Jack coming into Mr. C's back in the 70's. that's when I first met him. He used to dress all in black in those days and he had silver hair. Very distinguished looking gentleman. I would perform for him every time he came in and we would spend hours just talking about cards. Every now and then when he was in town, he would stop in at the round table on Saturdays and chat.

I worked with Jack one time at Jay and Frances Marshall's 50th anniversary of Magic Inc. It was a Saturday afternoon performance. Luckily, someone taped my performance for me and I also got Jack's performance. The sound wasn't the greatest but I still love watching Jack perform.
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Any book on Jack card techniques?
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Sorry Jack Pyle was an old school performer and never published a book about his act or acts that he did. At one time I was writing a book about him and then got side tracked off the project.

Through his son John Ivan Palmer I got footage of Jack Pyle on video of him performing his bridge deal - and was also given permission to use it on my Punch deal DVD. On this DVD I gave a few second dealing tips and punch tips of Jack Pyle’s way of doing his Bridge deal.

However that is all in the past as the punch deal DVD is now out of print so to speak and although I own the copyright I am not selling DVD's at this time and have no plans on doing so in the years ahead. And a book would not be worth the investment of time for such a limited interest in the market in my opinion. So the book project was shelved.

Thanks for your interest.
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Thank you for your answer. I will get your Punch Deal DVD from friend next week and will check it Smile
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Wow!
Glad I found this thread. Thanks Glenn.
Jack was (I'm so proud to say) one of my mentors also.
I was in my twenties when I got serious about studying magic. It was right after my first son was born (April 1970). I was haunting Magic Inc. and buying everything in print I could afford ($5 bucks or less) all the Al Leech stuff. All these little paper bound books and manuscripts and Genii Magazines and back issues of Genii etc. Ben Martin was a counter man there and was first to take me under his wing (probably why I'm such A Serious Sorcerer). He said, "Buy the books the mags. read it, study it. learn it. Then make it you." So I did and I met Jack maybe a year into it. Jay Marshall introduced us and we hit it right off. Jack held back nothing worked on seconds, lifts, shuffles. He introduced me to Marlo and that's another story.

About 3 years into it. My wife, Marijo, Jack and I were at dinner. Marijo looked across to Jack and says "Say, Jack. Everyone keeps telling me how great Terry is and he's been working at that bar for nearly a year (it was the N.Y.L. she didn't like bars and I had a day job too.) Well, he puts so much time into magic will he ever make real money with it?"

Jacks reply was the first REAL secret to magic I'd ever heard. I'm going to share this with you all now.
Frankly however, I'm still not sure if it's a blessing or a curse.

For those who knew Jack I'll bet you can picture him. He leaned back, looked down, sighed a little, looked up with that big white toothy grin, looked at me, looked at her, sighed again, leaned forward and said "Well darlin', the fact is magic has been pretty good to me. Terry here does have the talent and touch for it. But (and it's the "buts' that kill ya. tv) the truth is, you have to be in the position to make it."

I could get very maudlin now so I'll say "May see you later".
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On 2009-02-04 07:14, Terry Veckey wrote:
Jacks reply was the first REAL secret to magic I'd ever heard. I'm going to share this with you all now.
Frankly however, I'm still not sure if it's a blessing or a curse.

For those who knew Jack I'll bet you can picture him. He leaned back, looked down, sighed a little, looked up with that big white toothy grin, looked at me, looked at her, sighed again, leaned forward and said "Well darlin', the fact is magic has been pretty good to me. Terry here does have the talent and touch for it. But (and it's the "buts' that kill ya. tv) the truth is, you have to be in the position to make it."

I could get very maudlin now so I'll say "May see you later".
Terry Veckey

Great post Terry - I miss Jack Pyle to - I learned a lot from him. And thanks remembering Jack's "secret"!

If I may add - that I think magic is and educational experience when often preparation meets opportunity - when you are at the right place at the right time - but also at the right time in your life.
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I'd love to hear the story of him bringing"The World's Largest Rabbit" to TAOM in 1970!
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