Sam the Bellhop
Item Number: DV7269
by Bill Malone
In the book "The Final Word on Cards" by Rufus Steele there was an entry titled "Sam & Moe" (author unknown). This was a stunt in which the magician tells a story while turning over cards from the deck, the cards matching the words in the narrative. It was not really a trick but an amusing interlude such as "Troublewit" or "Rocky the Raccoon" In other words, it was not supposed to fool anybody and it was not a new idea. In fact, other story routines such as "Jack goes to Town", as published in "Scarne on Card Tricks", were already in the literature.
Bill learned the Sam the Bellhop story and stack as shown to him by Mike Pappas of Chicago and he immediately added expert blind shuffles and cuts to it, thereby making magic out of an amusing vignette. That was a new idea! Over the years, he refined it and it became his signature piece.
Eventually he was asked to perform it on the November '94 TV show, "World Greatest Magic." His electrifying performance on this show was destined to open golden doors of opportunity, and Bill shuffled off to the bank!
After seeing Bill's performance, other magicians have attempted to teach this trick, but they missed the essential ingredients. This tape uncovers Malone's original dynamics that make the effect flow. If you apply yourself, you can learn the most entertaining four minutes you will ever do!
Running Time Approximately 48min