Howard Albright: Blankety Blank Routine
Albright, Howard: Blankety Blank Routine
© Abbott's Magic Co., Colon, MI
Softcover, folded manuscript, 8.5x11", 4 pages
Albright: Blankety-Blank Routine
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Comments: Description from Abbott's website: "A card chosen from a borrowed, shuffled deck appears at any number thought of. While shuffling the cards the backs of the cards disappear and then reappear. Next, any card thought of vanishes from the deck-in fact all the faces of all the cards are shown to be blank! But the deck is not ruined-with a wave of his hand the deck is restored to its original condition and returned to its owner."

Contents (based on version found in Abbott's Anthology of Card Magic):

1 Sleights Employed:
1 - The End Shuffle: Hindu shuffle
1 - Deceptive Version of the End Shuffle
1 - To Force a Card From the Bottom
1 The Blankety Blank Routine
1 Gimmick: a special card used in the routine
2 The Preliminary Trick: selection appears at number thought of
2 The Backs Vanish & Reappear
2 The Faces Vanish & Reappear
3 Climax & Acquitment
3 Optional Acquitment Without Sleights