Dr. Elliott was the Champion Card Manipulator of the World and offered a $10,000 prize to anyone willing to challenge him. He used to rent two hotel rooms wherever he stayed, one to live in, and the other one to practice in!
He must have been exceptional and we are indebted to Houdini and Clinton Burgess for getting his book into print, since he passed away before he could finish it. It is full of interesting card work, methods, and effects.
Definitely not to be missed!