Written by Karl Fulves

Work of Various

300 pages (Hardcover), published by L&L Publishing
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt.
Language: English

(492 entries)


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Karl Fulves Introduction
George Daily Foreword
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Necronomicron prediction paper clipped to indifferent card, see also p. 864 for comment by FulvesRelated to
  • p. 20 for idea by Gari Diringer
Vol. 1, No. 1 1
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Paper Clip Slide Switch paper clip slides from one card to another with paper Vol. 1, No. 1 2
Don Nielson W.O.W. secret list written "white on white" with empty typewriter Vol. 1, No. 1 2
Karl Fulves Hell's Bells medium rings bell on selected card, including variation by Aaron Wainer Vol. 1, No. 1 2
Bob Bergheim, C. R. Tracy, Allen Kitchen, John A. Sznek, Paul Berger Etcetera Vol. 1, No. 1 3
Karl Fulves The Black Room silk/tissue of chosen color travels from glass tumbler behind spectator's back to wrapped tumblerRelated to
  • p. 20 for idea by Sid Lorraine
Vol. 1, No. 1 4
Lu Brent Lox deck with hole on lock, selection peeked, removed under handkerchief, glued peek-card, see also p. 15 for additional ideas, see p. 737 for credit informationAlso published here Vol. 1, No. 2 5
Aaron Wainer Doubles two slates, message on one, spectator chooses right one, flap Vol. 1, No. 2 6
William Terry Culpepper A Magical Reverse card selected in one deck becomes reversed in second deck, for force Psychomatic Deck is suggested Vol. 1, No. 2 6
Dr. Albert M. Wilson, Oliver Kendall, J. F. Rinn, Karl Fulves The Great Sex Detector Scandal reprinted from Sphinx Vol. 1, No. 2 7
Stewart James, Don Nielson On Nielson's "Problem in Prophecy" three colored cigars/cigarettes, three bowls, one of each selected and predictedRelated to
  • New Phoenix #397, p. 416
Vol. 1, No. 2 10
Stewart James Etcetera Vol. 1, No. 2 10
Ben Christopher Scroll bill rolled up, vanished cigarette appears inside Vol. 1, No. 2 11
Harry Blackstone, Harry Louine Blackstone's 10-Card Trick spectator finds his own card in ten-card packet Vol. 1, No. 2 11
Karl Fulves The St. Nicholas Aces black deuces are pushed reversed in deck twice to locate ace, the next time the sandwich cards become the last two AcesRelated to Vol. 1, No. 2 12
Unknown Aces in Belt Vol. 1, No. 2 12
Eddie Clever Influence of Evil five ESP symbols on slate, one spectator rubs out four of them behind back, another selects ESP card from deck, they matchRelated to
  • p. 35 for suggestion by Peter Warlock
Vol. 1, No. 3 13
Bob Farrell More Monte using billInspired by
  • "Money Monte" (Ben Christopher, New Phoenix #398)
Vol. 1, No. 3 14
Lu Brent, E. Leslie May, Paul Sweetman, David Price, J. M. Levatino Etcetera with rant on "too many card tricks" by Levatino Vol. 1, No. 3 15
Steve Shimm Remote Recovery see also p. 864 for comment by Karl FulvesRelated to
  • glass powder suggestion by Art Lyle on page 31
Vol. 1, No. 3 16
Karl Fulves Quartet selection in envelope, both torn, envelope restored, then card inside Vol. 1, No. 3 16
Peter Alexis Dark Vision four cards selected, one put in envelope rest shuffle back, all divined in other room, fair conditions, secret deck switch, deck top-edgemarked with line during performance, see also p. 864 for comment by J. G. ThompsonRelated to
  • p. 35 for comment by Bob Hemple
Vol. 1, No. 4 17
Karl Fulves Babel Bill Kuethe, on James T. Deacy, publishing a periodical Vol. 1, No. 4 18
Karl Fulves Static Problems with Cards - No. One
selection made by stabbing joker into deck without removing selection, how to control it
Solutions: see references
Variations Vol. 1, No. 4 19
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther, Don Nielson On Nielson's "Problem in Prophecy" using sponge ballsRelated to
  • New Phoenix #397 (p. 416)
Vol. 1, No. 4 20
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther, Sid Lorraine, Victor Marsh, Gari Diringer, John Hudak, George McLean Etcetera Vol. 1, No. 4 20
Aaron Wainer Dactyliomancy white rings marked by spectators, shuffled in hatRelated to
  • p. 35 for thoughts by Bob Bergheim
Vol. 1, No. 4 21
Aaron Wainer Apex date on coins divined Vol. 1, No. 4 21
Karl Fulves Method for Madness medium in other room, card cut to in borrowed deck in darkness with flashlight, medium divines card, then has actual card in handRelated to Vol. 1, No. 4 22
Tony Cole Ah, Sew three thread spools on stick, when covered, the order changes Vol. 1, No. 5 23
Karl Fulves Covenant Ace, 2 and 3 are shuffled and distributed amongst three spectators, performer divines who has which card Vol. 1, No. 5 23
Karl Fulves Babel exposure in Curry's "Magician's Magic", Flosso, "The Weird Influence" by Stewart Smith Vol. 1, No. 5 24
Norman Osborn Fourtold Retold Variation four selections predicted on giant pipsRelated to
  • "Fourtold Retold" (New Phoenix #397)
Vol. 1, No. 5 25
Robert Parrish, Norman Osborn, North Bigbee, David Price, Tom Harris, Phil Smith Etcetera Vol. 1, No. 5 25
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Remember Me to Hecuba red-backed card signed on back by spectator in red deck, blue-backed duplicate by magician, they transpose from underneath table to deck wrapped in handkerchief Vol. 1, No. 5 26
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Card Steal with Handkerchief as lappingRelated to
  • p. 41 for comments
Vol. 1, No. 5 26
Ben Christopher Satan's Seal coins predicted, then dateVariations Vol. 1, No. 6 27
Unknown The "Eagle" Rope Restoration joke Vol. 1, No. 6 28
Robert Parrish On Nielson's "Problem in Prophecy" close-up versionRelated to
  • New Phoenix #397 (p. 416)
Vol. 1, No. 6 28
Karl Fulves Babel Harrison Beale, Johnny Hart on television, Origami stunt shown by Neal Elias, Eagle Rope Restoration, Mike Zens with linking ring idea, Tom Harris' planned memorized deck manuscript Vol. 1, No. 6 28
Karl Fulves Seclusion Problems with Cards - No. Two
card cut to with deck under handkerchief and replaced, also multiple cards
for solutions see references
Variations Vol. 1, No. 6 29
Francis Haxton Static two solutionsInspired by Vol. 1, No. 6 29
Unknown Crimp under Spread Vol. 1, No. 6 29
Karl Fulves Cased Static deck in case, scotch tape, solutionInspired by Vol. 1, No. 6 29
Ben Christopher Multiple Out Billet Slate four billets Vol. 1, No. 6 30
Milton Kort Three Static Solutions three solutionsInspired by Vol. 1, No. 6 30
Art Lyle, Neil Ulritch, Max Underwood Etcetera on Levatino's "too many card tricks" complaint, magic as art Vol. 1, No. 6 31
Don Nielson Reader's Digest Card Trick scotch tape secretly attached to key card Vol. 1, No. 6 32
Ralph Gironda A Stitch in Time small needle on black thread, big needle on white thread, change places after lights are out Vol. 1, No. 6 32
Karl Fulves Penultimate Prophecy two cards and positions predicted with amusing prediction Vol. 1, No. 7 33
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Odds Against Me by John Scarne Vol. 1, No. 7 34
Al Baker Silk Divination spectator touches silk while performer is out of the room, performer knows which one, assistant Vol. 1, No. 7 34
Jay Weiler Picture Cake Production pictures of flour, eggs, ... transform into picture of cake Vol. 1, No. 7 34
Unknown Age Puzzle Related to
  • solution on p. 38
Vol. 1, No. 7 34
Karl Fulves Babel S.A.M. annual show with Al Flosso, Cardini, Scarne, Davenport's, Jay Weiler, exposure Vol. 1, No. 7 34
Peter Warlock, Bob Bergheim, Bob Hemple, Fritz Krotof Etcetera Vol. 1, No. 7 35
Tony Shiels Seven Sinners spelling James Bond enemies on cards, then psychometry Vol. 1, No. 7 36
J. W. Sarles Quadrangular Cup first cup, then ring is magically threaded onto rope under handkerchief Vol. 1, No. 7 36
Aaron Wainer Phonetics random person called during performance says that he also has a magician guest who had him choose a card, they match Vol. 1, No. 8 37
J. W. Sarles The Golden Ring ends of rope in cup, ring thrown inside, penetrates rope Vol. 1, No. 8 38
Jack Avis Sensitive Fingers naming card when feeling them behind back, then cards on either side of a selectionVariations Vol. 1, No. 8 38
Karl Fulves The Bet without Odds Problems with Cards - No. Three
one red card in black pile and vice versa, spectator should choose a pile and find a black card, but he chooses black pile and the only red card therein
for solutions see references
Variations Vol. 1, No. 8 39
Milton Kort Fourth Static Solution solutionInspired by Vol. 1, No. 8 39
Paul Sweetman Seclusion selection underneath handkerchief, cyclical stack with corner shorts, solutionInspired by Vol. 1, No. 8 39
Francis Haxton Seclusion selection underneath handkerchief, solutionInspired by Vol. 1, No. 8 40
George de Ghetto Seclusion selection underneath handkerchief, solutionInspired by Vol. 1, No. 8 40
Karl Fulves Babel Tommy Cooper, John Mulholland quote, Bill Simon tale, faro tricks Vol. 1, No. 8 40
William P. Miesel Named Red Card in Black Packet as a problemVariations Vol. 1, No. 8 41
Victor Marsh Cheating at Cribbage Vol. 1, No. 8 41
Bruce Cervon, William P. Miesel, Bill Simon, Victor Marsh Etcetera Vol. 1, No. 8 41
Karl Fulves The Red Queen's Move spectator guesses red or black, red-black pairs formed on table, see also p. 864 for credit informationRelated to Vol. 1, No. 8 42
Tony Cole Haunted Silk white silk clings to black silk, then moves up and behind black silk and vanishes, reel Vol. 1, No. 9 43
Tony Cole Haunted Silk II silk with knot clings to wall and unknots itself there, reel Vol. 1, No. 9 43
Karl Fulves The Connection assistant phoned, he divines card Vol. 1, No. 9 44
Jerry Lubin Batman vs. Joker batman symbol appears on chosen (forced) joker Vol. 1, No. 9 44
Karl Fulves Babel death of Stewart Judah & Stanley Collins, Flosso Vol. 1, No. 9 44
Edward Marlo The Bet without Odds - Solutions three methods, see also p. 47 and "Technicolor Prediction" (Ireland Year Book 1962)Inspired by Vol. 1, No. 9 45
Jack McMillen Unthreading Needles in Mouth Vol. 1, No. 9 46
Henry Lannering Magnetized Needle needle clings to razor blade Vol. 1, No. 9 46
Ace Gorham, Edward Marlo, Don Tanner, Henry Lannering Etcetera Vol. 1, No. 9 46
Roy Walton Lesson In Larceny ten card packet, spectator deals cards from top or bottom and gets a straight, performer acesRelated to Vol. 1, No. 9 47
Unknown Deck Turnover Vol. 1, No. 9 47
Fred Lowe The Truth Machine spirit bell as lie detector, body bellRelated to
  • "Nothing But The Truth" (The Wizard, Sept./Oct. 1950)
Vol. 1, No. 9 48
Edward Marlo Card Flight card on tabled deck changes with coin on top, hole in card, tosheroonRelated toVariations Vol. 1, No. 10 49
Sid Lorraine Snap! rubber band around folded business card, both cut but rubber band remains intact, should be called "Snappy"Related to Vol. 1, No. 10 49
Karl Fulves Babel Himber's broadway production "Abracadabra", Doll House Illusion, Hedy Jo Star, Mulholland collection Vol. 1, No. 10 50
J. W. Sarles Spectator Divines Cards ventroliquism as method Vol. 1, No. 10 50
Joseph Dunninger Out for Number Divination Vol. 1, No. 10 50
Edward Marlo, John Wuthrow, North Bigbee Etcetera Vol. 1, No. 10 51
Edward Marlo Named Red Card in Black Packet solution to Miesel's problemInspired by Vol. 1, No. 10 51
Edward Marlo Named Card Sandwich named card appears between isolated Jokers, posed as a problem Vol. 1, No. 10 51
Al Flosso, Karl Fulves The Wonderful Coin Trick coin held with visible pull as gag, then really vanishes from end of pullVariations Vol. 1, No. 10 52
Peter Alexis Paradiction card cut to from cased deck is predicted, stripper, see p. 874 for credit informationInspired by
  • "New Cut Card Location" (Edgar, Harry Leat's Magic of the Depots 1924)
Related to
  • Leon Maguire routine in Hugard's Annual 1937
Vol. 1, No. 11 53
Karl Fulves Babel Dr. John Henry Grossman, Magic shops Vol. 1, No. 11 54
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Thomas Alan Waters Mathematically Inclined ten digits used for longer calculation, result instantly seen by performer, for credit discussion see referenceRelated to Vol. 1, No. 11 54
Karl Fulves And Then There Were None Problems with Cards - No. Four
ace assembly with five cards (Aces and indifferent), a bit like dumbed-down Open Travelers
Related toVariations Vol. 1, No. 11 55
J. W. Sarles Coercion Problems with Cards - No. Five
card reversed behind back by performer, then spectator, same card
Variations Vol. 1, No. 11 55
Karl Fulves Four from Eight Problems with Cards - No. Six
two torn up cards mixed up in bag, performer removes four pieces which make up one card
Related toVariations Vol. 1, No. 11 55
Karl Fulves The Isolated Instance Problems with Cards - No. Seven
paper wall with half deck protruding on both sides, spectator removes and reinserts card on one side, performer same on other side
Vol. 1, No. 11 55
James West Static solutionInspired by Vol. 1, No. 11 56
William P. Miesel Static solutionInspired by Vol. 1, No. 11 56
Mike Rogers Seclusion solutionInspired by Vol. 1, No. 11 56
Roy Johnson The Bet without Odds solutionInspired by Vol. 1, No. 11 56
Robert Lund, Robert Stine, Dan Fowler, Jack Avis Etcetera how Dunninger fooled Dr. James Elliott, magic as art Vol. 1, No. 11 57
Jack Avis Poker Dice Coincidence poker dice match dealt hand, posed as a problem Vol. 1, No. 11 57
Unknown Card Flip Bar Stunt Vol. 1, No. 11 57
Karl Fulves Greeks Bearing Gifts four queens removed, one selected and found, repeated in different ways, last queen torn and initialed piece found, initials as one-way featureRelated to
  • p. 76 for alternative ending by Al Altman
Vol. 1, No. 11 58
Charlie Miller If At First performer doesn't find card, even when its corner is torn offRelated to
  • p. 82 for Fred Higgens odd-backed variation
Vol. 1, No. 12 59
Bruce Cervon The Proposition black card in red half, spectator should remove a red one, whole packet changes to blackInspired by Vol. 1, No. 12 59
Karl Fulves Babel Al Flosso recovering, Jay Palmer's Sword Cabinet, convention in Hastings, lay criticism Vol. 1, No. 12 60
Jay Weiler, Karl Fulves Sword through Spectator confederate Vol. 1, No. 12 60
Karl Fulves The Heebie Jeebies dice from middle picket up in dice stacking, no details Vol. 1, No. 12 60
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther, Bob Hemple, The Amazing Maurice Etcetera bullet catching by Roland Hill Vol. 1, No. 12 61
The Amazing Maurice on Satan's Seal one of four coins chosen, predictedInspired by Vol. 1, No. 12 61
Bob Hemple Band Writer Gag Vol. 1, No. 12 61
R. Sid Spocane II Serpent Silk borrowed white handkerchief transposes with colored handkerchief in spectator's pocket, see p. 874 for credit information in MUM by Persi Diaconis Vol. 1, No. 12 62
Roy Fromer Spirit Music tumbler with pencil rings like spirit bell, ungaffed Vol. 1, No. 12 62
Karl Fulves Little Albert any word from any book, written in red on business card, then named word in blue on other business card, they matchInspired byRelated to
  • p. 76 for title explanation
Vol. 2, No. 1 63
Karl Fulves Babel faro shuffle manuscript, die box Vol. 2, No. 1 64
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Strange Command by J. Stewart Smith Vol. 2, No. 1 64
J. W. Sarles Card on Ceiling Idea wax on ceiling Vol. 2, No. 1 64
Lu Brent, Walter Beaumont, Bob Still Etcetera magic square Vol. 2, No. 1 65
Lu Brent Pull Gag pull shown, silk vanishes, pull shown emptyInspired by Vol. 2, No. 1 65
Don Nielson Clocks spectator sets his watch to any time which is then divinedRelated to
  • p. 71 for Diaconis idea
Vol. 2, No. 1 66
Karl Fulves Clocks spectator sets his watch to any time, time duplicated on performer's watchRelated to Vol. 2, No. 1 66
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Twas Brillig performer makes sand stream in hourglass stopRelated to
  • p. 76 for further thoughts by Sarles
Vol. 2, No. 1 66
Dai Vernon Order in the Court pseudo gambling game with five cards of Royal FlushRelated to
  • p. 77 for credit information
Vol. 2, No. 2 67
Karl Fulves Babel Larry Weeks New York convention, Jay Weiler, critics of magazines, Magigram, coding with dog whistle (see also p. 176) Vol. 2, No. 2 68
Bob Still And Then There Were None small-packet Brainwave posed as a problem, face-up three card monteInspired byRelated to Vol. 2, No. 2 69
Karl Fulves And Then There Were None assembly with only five card, solutionInspired by Vol. 2, No. 2 69
Francis Haxton Coercion solutionInspired by Vol. 2, No. 2 69
George de Ghetto Four from Eight solution with restoration finishInspired by Vol. 2, No. 2 69
Persi Diaconis, Bob Bergheim, Howard Cross, Robert Eagle, Murry Graham Etcetera "R. Sid Spocane II" Vol. 2, No. 2 71
Robert Eagle Repeat Circus Card Trick with duplicate Vol. 2, No. 2 71
Murry Graham Rough Smooth Card on Ceiling not-so-serious idea Vol. 2, No. 2 71
L. Vosburgh Lyons Triangulation tiling puzzleRelated to
  • p. 70 for credits
Vol. 2, No. 2 72
Ben Christopher Foregone Conclusion six matches, spectator choses any number of matches, number predicted by die in matchboxInspired byRelated to Vol. 2, No. 2 72
Tony Cole Inversion inverted glass with ring inside covered with paper tube, rice poured in, rice and ring transposeRelated to
  • p. 88 for further comments
Vol. 2, No. 3 73
Stewart James Smart Alexis three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matchesInspired by
  • Peter Alexis (The New Phoenix #397)
Related to
  • p. 77 for credit information
  • p. 88 for comment by George McLean
Vol. 2, No. 3 73
Karl Fulves Babel Gary Moore hour, Harrison Beale, sleight-heavy card tricks, Ali Bongo lecture, Mexican Joe Crimp Vol. 2, No. 3 74
Joseph Ovette Ovette Master Move Vol. 2, No. 3 75
J. W. Sarles Dichotomy performer and spectator both have spades cards with same back design, they exchange one card, the both retain thirteen different cardsVariations Vol. 2, No. 3 75
Claude Crowe, Al Altmann, J. W. Sarles, John Hudak, Edward G. Brown Etcetera on critisicm Vol. 2, No. 3 76
John Hudak Printer's Demon phoned medium reveals content on a page on freely selected newspaper, see p. 874 for credit informationRelated to Vol. 2, No. 3 77
Lu Brent End Papers two papers folded in quarters, one paper punched to make four holes, one travels to other paperRelated to
  • p. 77
Vol. 2, No. 3 78
Roy Walton Draw Poker Plus 25-card deck can be dealt in as many piles as often as spectators want, yet performer receives royal flushRelated to
  • correction on p. 86
Vol. 2, No. 4 79
Roy Walton Dead Easy Location four key cardsInspired by
  • Larry Jennings problem
Vol. 2, No. 4 79
Karl Fulves Babel Roy Walton, Johnny Platt, Faro Possibilities, Dunninger performance with telephone trick, categorizing and indexing magic tricks Vol. 2, No. 4 80
The Amazing Maurice, Fred Higgens, Sandy Vogel, Robert Parrish Etcetera Vol. 2, No. 4 82
The Amazing Maurice Time Force Related to Vol. 2, No. 4 82
Sandy Vogel Clocks Variation Inspired by Vol. 2, No. 4 82
Robert Parrish Palindrome Effect worked out "several years ago" Vol. 2, No. 4 82
Roy Walton Conspicuous Consumption two odd-backed jacks (cannibals) eat four missionaries (aces), on top of deck, second dealRelated to Vol. 2, No. 4 84
Roy Walton Color - Sense eight indicator cards distributed on table, deck shuffled in four packets, then distributed on top of those eight cards, the piles match the indicator card in colorRelated to
  • correction on p. 86
Vol. 2, No. 4 84
Dr. Jacob Daley, L. Vosburgh Lyons Mirror Mirror paper strip with mirror words (OTTO, WOW, ...), performer writes "TOP" and "BOTTOM" on either end, when held in mirror top and bottom change places Vol. 2, No. 5 85
Karl Fulves Babel on annual S.A.M. show in Brooklyn, Ernest Lehner, Milbourne Christopher, Hofzinser's eye quote Vol. 2, No. 5 86
George McLean, Lu Brent, Bruce Cervon, George Blake Etcetera Vol. 2, No. 5 88
Lu Brent Smart Alexis II three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matchesInspired by Vol. 2, No. 5 88
Bruce Cervon Triangle Card Trick card version, final value predictedRelated to Vol. 2, No. 5 88
Steve Belchou, U. F. Grant Grand Slam marked one of three coins penetrates filled glass covered with handkerchief Vol. 2, No. 5 89
Steve Belchou Sleeving with Handkerchief Vol. 2, No. 5 89
Peter Alexis Epic Slate Test sum predictionVariations Vol. 2, No. 5 90
John Mulholland Hooker Rising Cards account of performance
0. Introduction
1. Miltiades Awakes
2. The Queen's Greeting
3. The King Arrives in His Aeroplane
4. Arrival of the Queens
5. The Parade
6. A Romance and a Tragedy
7. The Troublesome Joker
8. An Interesting Experiment
9. Seeing Is Believing
10. Follow Your Leader
11. The Encircling Ring
12. The Mystery Deepens
13. Miltiades III
14. A Positive Test
15. The Dance
16. The Signed Card
17. How Many?
18. And Still the Mystery Grows
19. Acrobats
20. The Conquest of the Air
21. Midnight Frolic
see p. 874
Vol. 2, No. 6 91
J. W. Sarles Silver Ghost coin through handkerchief into glass, tape Vol. 2, No. 7 95
Karl Fulves Babel Hooker Rising, suit against magic magazine, Gene Shelley, Bob Follmer Vol. 2, No. 7 96
Mel Stover Face-Up Monte credit informationRelated to Vol. 2, No. 7 97
Tony Bartolotta Epic Slate Test - Alternate Method sum predictionInspired by Vol. 2, No. 7 97
Tom McKay, C. L. Mason, Paul Betts, Robert Parrish Etcetera on criticism and John Hudak's letter Vol. 2, No. 7 98
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards Magnetic Colors variationRelated to
  • p. 116 for comment by Fred G. Taylor, Fulves and backdating to 1958
  • Ibidem #16 (p. 11)
Vol. 2, No. 7 99
J. W. Sarles Jog Control card openly inserted from sideRelated to Vol. 2, No. 7 99
J. W. Sarles Spectral Rings white and black rings come off and onto rope under cover of handkerchief, three phasesRelated to
  • p. 109 for reference to "Linx" in New Phoenix #397
  • Table Time (Mike Roger, MUM April 1967)
Vol. 2, No. 7 100
Robert Parrish Magician vs Pickpocket signed card in deck, deck rubber banded, wrapped in newspaper and put in spectator's pocket, performer reaches in and removes signed card, see p. 874 for vague Charles Jordan creditRelated to
  • p. 116 for correction
Vol. 2, No. 8 101
Karl Fulves Babel impromptu levitation, Bob Still with magicians only gags, Charlie Miller, Al Flosso Cartoon Vol. 2, No. 8 102
Unknown Impromptu Levitation pushup on floor Vol. 2, No. 8 102
Peter Alexis Red Magic spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines numberRelated toVariations Vol. 2, No. 8 103
Robert Brethen, Harold Hill, John Ackerman Etcetera Vol. 2, No. 8 104
Theodore Annemann 31 Prediction Test Finish sum prediction with appearing prediction via Out to Lunch Vol. 2, No. 8 104
John Ackerman Dichotomy Follow-Up performer names spade card which spectator put in his pocket, marked facesInspired by Vol. 2, No. 8 104
Burling Hull on Dunninger's Slate Trick and Al Baker's improvement Vol. 2, No. 8 105
Ben Christopher Extraction middle glass of stack of three has water, stack covered, coins are thrown in an some of them penetrate top glass, de Kolta Glass Vol. 2, No. 8 105
Ben Christopher Utility Vanish wine in tumbler, empty glass in hat, wine poured into glass, travels back, then wine vanishes, Wonder Glass Vol. 2, No. 8 106
Bruce Cervon Readers performer locates card while wearing suspicious glasses, when spectator wears glasses he sees the marks, but all card are marked with same valueRelated to
  • p. 108 for forcing deck idea by Lu Brent
Vol. 2, No. 8 106
Karl Fulves Epilogue card turned over in one deck turns over in other deck, selection written on card in one deck appears on same card in other deckRelated to
  • p. 109 for reference
Vol. 2, No. 9 107
Karl Fulves Babel the psychic Ted Serios, effects by Bob Follmer, confederate in a lecture story Vol. 2, No. 9 108
Ed Mishell Roperama Professors's nightmare with restorationRelated to
  • p. 109 for reference
Vol. 2, No. 9 109
Fred Becker Etcetera Vol. 2, No. 9 110
Fred Becker Out of this World Variant really shuffled Vol. 2, No. 9 110
Bill Simon, J. W. Sarles Jog Control Variation Related to Vol. 2, No. 9 110
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control - Part One: pairs attract each other after riffle shuffle (RBBR-RBBR-...)
- Part Two: spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which red
- Part Three: number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted
Related toVariations Vol. 2, No. 9 111
Karl Fulves Paper Clip Holdout inside caseRelated to
  • p. 122 for idea by George Blake
Vol. 2, No. 9 112
Paul Curry Probability Zero ten business cards are numbered from one to ten on one side and the cards shuffled and turned over, spectator selects cards and the numbers from one to ten are written on the other side, they matchRelated to
  • p. 133 for reference
Vol. 2, No. 10 113
Francis Haxton Gambler's Last Chance performer holds four cards, spectator choses any card face-down, it completes Royal FlushInspired by Vol. 2, No. 10 113
Karl Fulves Babel Hooker Rising Cards, George McAthy's books, Bruce Posgate, Sid Lorraine Business card line Vol. 2, No. 10 114
Karl Fulves Prelude explaining "dealing heavy" to audience, then surplus card vanishes Vol. 2, No. 10 114
Fred G. Taylor, Clayton Rawson, Jack Avis Etcetera hobbyist vs professionals Vol. 2, No. 10 116
Sid Lorraine Blowing Your Own Horn writing on business card changes from "musician" to "magician" Vol. 2, No. 10 117
J. Stewart Smith Never Grow Old lengthy procedure after which two mates are reversed in two halfs Vol. 2, No. 10 117
L. Vosburgh Lyons Mental Block color cube placed in opaque box, performer divines orientation Vol. 2, No. 10 118
Tony Shiels Curious! turning time backwards so writing vanishes, watch reappears at spectator's wrist Vol. 2, No. 10 118
Alan Brown, Al Baker The Borgia Glass two balls in glass penetrate silk around glassInspired byRelated to
  • p. 133 for suggestion by David Harrell
Vol. 2, No. 11 119
Karl Fulves Babel Burling Hull, magic & mentalism mix Vol. 2, No. 11 120
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Between Two Minds by Ned Rutledge
Vol. 2, No. 11 120
Theodore Annemann The Red and Blue Decks from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)Related to
  • p. 133, 159 and 165 for general information on "Annemann's $50 Manuscript"
Vol. 2, No. 11 121
Unknown Slip Transfer from deck to deck Vol. 2, No. 11 121
Theodore Annemann The Stop Trick from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
8/9s alternating set-up, two piles
Vol. 2, No. 11 121
Sid Lorraine, Ed Morrisey, George Blake, Burling Hull Etcetera business card idea by Burling Hull Vol. 2, No. 11 122
Sid Lorraine, Karl Fulves Modified Paper Clip Holdout inside caseInspired by Vol. 2, No. 11 122
George Blake Thread Case Holdout Vol. 2, No. 11 122
Art Lyle Tips on Silks keeping silks in top condition Vol. 2, No. 11 123
Charlie Miller A Novel Location card selected face-up with fun presentationRelated to
  • p. 133 for related idea by Norman Houghton
Vol. 2, No. 11 123
Robert Parrish Omega Spirit Slates display sequence for two slates with different colored surfaces, writing appears, example: some freely chosen cards placed between slates, some of their names appear written Vol. 2, No. 11 124
Kuda Bux Two Dice number calculated with throw of two dice divined Vol. 2, No. 11 124
Jack Posetary The Fifty Minute Hour Q&A with answers given via spirit writing on slates Vol. 2, No. 12 125
Karl Fulves Babel Serios, Baker/Thayer/Dunninger dispute on flap-slate concept, An Evening with Charlie Miller show Vol. 2, No. 12 126
Dr. Ben B. Braude New Math number added with reversed number, left-out digit divined, "L'Illusioniste" ca. 60 years agoRelated to Vol. 2, No. 12 127
George Jenness, Bruce Cervon, Bob Hemple Etcetera Vol. 2, No. 12 128
Bruce Cervon, Earl Keyser Red Magic Variation spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines numberInspired by Vol. 2, No. 12 128
Bob Hemple Incorporated Color Control with Coins Inspired by Vol. 2, No. 12 128
Lu Brent Card Stab Outdone with knife, card split in two sheetsRelated to Vol. 2, No. 12 128
Don Nielson Supremo Deck Switch gag with light switch on card caseRelated to
  • p. 146 for comment by Lu Brent
Vol. 2, No. 12 128
Theodore Annemann Another Stop Trick from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932), with annotation
K to A set-up and countdown
Vol. 2, No. 12 129
Theodore Annemann Cards in the Cases from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
cut-to card counted to in other deck via its value
Vol. 2, No. 12 129
Theodore Annemann The Thought Card from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
duplicate & Mexican Turnover
Related to Vol. 2, No. 12 129
Georg Heubeck Pavel You Say! two spectators select one of three silks, predicted, with variation by FulvesInspired by
  • a silk prediction (Pavel, Abra #1107)
Vol. 2, No. 12 130
Don Nielson, Karl Fulves Nightmare In Black freely selected and signed card, duplicate turns over in other deck, disappearing ink and "same deck" approach, see also p. 679 for referenceRelated to
  • p. 159 for reference to use of gaffed case by Roy Walton (A Scarf called Moebius)
  • p. 160 for handling variation by Bruce Cervon
  • Seven Circles (May 1931)
Vol. 3, No. 1 131
Karl Fulves Babel Amazing Randi vs. Ted Serios, Jules Eisenbud Vol. 3, No. 1 132
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Top Secrets of Magic - Volume 2 by James G. Thompson Jr. Vol. 3, No. 1 132
Unknown Match Puzzle see p. 144 for solutionRelated to
  • p. 172 for George Blake suggestion
Vol. 3, No. 1 132
Norman Houghton, Johnnie Geddes, Scotty McGregor, David Harrell Etcetera Vol. 3, No. 1 133
J. W. Sarles Phantom Silks apparently showing both ends of Phantom Tube Vol. 3, No. 1 133
Don Nielson, Karl Fulves Visible Deck Switch two decks held together, both with three-sided double-color cases Vol. 3, No. 1 134
Karl Fulves By Any Other Name two methods (gaffed card & Elmsley Count)Related toVariations Vol. 3, No. 1st Folio 135
J. W. Sarles Tow Minds spectator divines card by gazing into crystal Vol. 3, No. 1st Folio 135
Peter Alexis A Friendly Game betting game with dice, proposition betRelated to
  • p. 155 for George Henbeck comment
Vol. 3, No. 1st Folio 136
Karl Fulves Twins two decks wrapped without jokers, two mates removed from underneath handkerchief, based on a Leipzig idea from Sphinx Vol. 3, No. 1st Folio 137
Ben Christopher Ambulating Glass ring penetrates ribbon underneath wrapped glass, then glass penetrates table Vol. 3, No. 1st Folio 137
Tony Cole A Three Cup Routine with sponge balls, billiard ball loads Vol. 3, No. 1st Folio 138
Edward Marlo All Fair Location red black divided & faro Vol. 3, No. 1st Folio 139
Don Nielson 5 & 10 two strips of paper or bills are folded together, then pulled apart Vol. 3, No. 1st Folio 139
Karl Fulves The Cards That Can't Be Mixed 4&4 odd-backed, red-backed faces change to black as finaleRelated to Vol. 3, No. 1st Folio 140
Ralph Gironda Salt Go salt vanishes inside black silk and becomes white silk, then becomes sugar Vol. 3, No. 1st Folio 141
Roy Walton Four Card Brainwave Vol. 3, No. 1st Folio 142
Jay Weiler Finger Ring ring penetrates finger, finger bases covered with silk Vol. 3, No. 1st Folio 142
Dai Vernon Jog Control Vol. 3, No. 2 143
Jay Ose Little Queenie with bent corner Vol. 3, No. 2 143
Karl Fulves Babel "Tricks You Can Count On", Eric Mason's "Legacy", Charlie Miller's lecture Vol. 3, No. 2 144
Bruce Cervon Open Prediction sticky double facer Vol. 3, No. 2 145
Lou Derman Sound Prophecy animal from set of cards predicted with moo sound box, see p. 258 for idea by Jim Snapp Vol. 3, No. 2 145
Ray Grismer, Bob Hummer Computer Cards cards dealt according to thought-of card, simplifiedInspired byRelated to
  • p. 165 for references
  • suggestion by Frank A. Russell on p. 314
Vol. 3, No. 2 145
Lu Brent, Sam Randlett, F. William Kuethe, Jr., David Teppit Etcetera see p. 1036 for real author (Dr. H. T. Hoffman) Vol. 3, No. 2 146
Theodore Annemann The Thought Card - Annotation from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
spectator writes any card on back of card, magician divines it
Related to Vol. 3, No. 2 147
Theodore Annemann The Color Changing Deck from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
Vol. 3, No. 2 147
Theodore Annemann The Card Trick with New Deck from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
suit removed, all values spelled out
Vol. 3, No. 2 147
Dai Vernon Another Control break obtained above chosen card Vol. 3, No. 2 148
Robert Ellenwold, Karl Fulves Blindfold Checkers checker board, prediction details how to play so chosen color winsRelated to
  • p. 166 for credit information
Vol. 3, No. 3 149
Fred G. Taylor Crazy Clocks see also p. 420 for comment by Leslie MayVariations Vol. 3, No. 3 150
Charles T. Jordan An Unpublished Trick cards face-up and face-down sorted by touchRelated to
  • p. 158 for correction
Vol. 3, No. 3 150
William T. Powers, Sam Randlett, Edward Marlo, Dick Jarrow Serios Business imitation of thought-photography of Ted Serios using small projector Vol. 3, No. 3 151
Edward Marlo Marked Memory marking numerical stack number of memorized deck instead of card value Vol. 3, No. 3 152
Tom Sellers Novel Silk Vanish silk vanishes from matchbox covers Vol. 3, No. 3 152
Karl Fulves The Cast of the Cards "Cards & Dice", poker deal, values determined by roll of dice show up in one hand Vol. 3, No. 3 152
Karl Fulves Four Sided Triangle "Cards & Dice", three cards selected behind back according to roll of three dice, 2 located and one divined Vol. 3, No. 3 152
Karl Fulves Demon Dice "Cards & Dice", 9 poker dice, 3 spectators combine a hand and they're dealt out Vol. 3, No. 3 153
Norman Houghton Hole Card card suddenly has a hole, stud poker presentationVariations Vol. 3, No. 3 153
Theodore Annemann Four Ace Routine from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
aces change to kings, appear in chosen pile, queens assemble as well
Vol. 3, No. 3 154
Karl Fulves Babel Harry Lorayne's Deck-Sterity, Dai Vernon as technical director for "Mission Impossible" sequence Vol. 3, No. 3 154
Francis Haxton, Robert Parrish, George Henbeck Etcetera Vol. 3, No. 3 155
Francis Haxton By Any Other Name Variation see also p. 1036Inspired by Vol. 3, No. 3 155
Robert Parrish By Any Other Name Variation see also p. 1036Inspired by Vol. 3, No. 3 155
John Braun, Rufus Steele 3 Jacks Revamped duplicate jack, with credit information, see p. 200 for further creditsInspired by
  • "Jack-Jack-Jack" (Rufus Steele, Card Tricks You Will Do, 1928)
Related to
  • p. 172 for Lynn Searles suggestion
Vol. 3, No. 4 157
Karl Fulves Babel puzzle by Vosburgh Lyons, Sam Randlett on Robert-Houdin's actor-magician quote Vol. 3, No. 4 158
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic by Dai Vernon (written by Lewis Ganson)
Vol. 3, No. 4 158
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Master Index to Magic in Print by Jack Potter Vol. 3, No. 4 158
George Henbeck, Bruce Cervon Etcetera Vol. 3, No. 4 160
Martin Gardner Version of the 5x5 Problem Vol. 3, No. 4 160
Roy Walton, Bob Hummer Daydream with dealing procedureInspired by Vol. 3, No. 4 160
Theodore Annemann The Pellet Trick from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
(Instructions by Frank Lane), 3 spectators select and think of cards and write them on pellets, performer divines them all
Vol. 3, No. 4 161
Frank Lane The Pellet Trick three cards chosen and written on pellets, performer divines them Vol. 3, No. 4 161
Unknown Spectator Shuffles Stack briefly Vol. 3, No. 4 161
Peter Alexis 4th Dimensional Silks also "A problem In Textures", 2 silks and 2 rings unlinkRelated to
  • p. 165 for name conflict
Vol. 3, No. 4 162
Karl Fulves ESP + Math ESP cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards, see also p. 728 for comment, p. 840 for comment by Jerry FultonRelated toVariations Vol. 3, No. 4 162
Theodore Annemann A Slate Secret peek mirrorRelated to Vol. 3, No. 5 163
L. Vosburgh Lyons Triphecy II see also Phoenix p. 607 for Lyons' other methodRelated to Vol. 3, No. 5 163
Karl Fulves Babel television exposure, hypnotism, Bob Hummer wants to correspond Vol. 3, No. 5 164
Don Nielson Rising Cards probably not serious Vol. 3, No. 5 164
Bob Bergheim, Harry Lorayne, Robert Ellenwold Etcetera with Lorayne tirade Vol. 3, No. 5 166
Bob Bergheim Coin Displacement Puzzle Related to Vol. 3, No. 5 166
Jules Lenier Psychometric Detective four people, rough smooth edges of torn paper to code Vol. 3, No. 5 167
Ralph Gironda, Karl Fulves Notes from Underground two billets/spectators, see p. 241 for further reference Vol. 3, No. 5 167
Karl Fulves New Approach Center Tear billet folded into second paper Vol. 3, No. 5 168
Al Flosso Coney Island Cut Force stabbing with knife Vol. 3, No. 5 168
Tony Cole One-Armed Bandit presentation for production cabinet, see also p. 213 for Ken Kany idea Vol. 3, No. 6 169
John Agra Curious Coin spectator marks spot on map of room, coin vanishes and reappears there Vol. 3, No. 6 169
Karl Fulves Babel Fred Lowe coin tricks Vol. 3, No. 6 170
Unknown Sword Reversal as told by Dunninger, no method Vol. 3, No. 6 170
Bruce Elliott Center Tear Gag for magicians Vol. 3, No. 6 170
Bob Bergheim Coin Puzzle solutionRelated to Vol. 3, No. 6 170
Roy Walton, Karl Fulves Influential Pairs two decks dealt in several piles, red black separatedRelated toVariations Vol. 3, No. 6 171
Lin Searles, George Blake, Robert Eagle, George Jarvis Etcetera Vol. 3, No. 6 172
Ned Rutledge Ho-Ho-Hole Card card suddenly has a hole, stud poker presentationInspired by Vol. 3, No. 6 173
Dan Tong Cup & Three Balls three phase routine, see p. 200 for referenceRelated to Vol. 3, No. 6 174
George Blake Match Up climax for match puzzle in which matches are in both fists head up and downInspired by
  • item in Magigram, Nov/Dec 1967
Vol. 3, No. 6 174
Jack Avis "Wandman" Transpo card moves from one position in deck to another, by throwing dice, using Walter Wandman dice box Vol. 3, No. 7 175
Jack Avis, Larry Jennings To Lie Or Tell The Truth see also p. 840 for idea by Cushing StroutRelated to
  • p. 179 for further references
Vol. 3, No. 7 175
Karl Fulves Babel Willard's thumb tie presentation, coding with dog whistle over telephone (see also p. 68), ectoplasm Vol. 3, No. 7 176
Jack Avis All Fair Mygratory Coins four coins & three cards Vol. 3, No. 7 177
Jack Avis Check Cop Move coin steal Vol. 3, No. 7 177
Jack Avis Tip & Load Move Vol. 3, No. 7 177
Jack Avis Hidden Power card selected via Automatic Placement procedure moved to named numberVariations Vol. 3, No. 7 177
Roy Walton, Charles Hudson Etcetera Vol. 3, No. 7 178
Roy Walton Checkers card version with two decksInspired by Vol. 3, No. 7 178
Karl Fulves, Charles Hudson ESP + Math non ESP-version, cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cardsInspired by Vol. 3, No. 7 178
George McLean A Slate Secret peek mirror on watch face, non-mirror methodRelated to Vol. 3, No. 7 178
Dr. Taub Three Jacks Revamped see p. 200 for further creditsInspired by Vol. 3, No. 7 179
Jack Avis An Ace Locator aces distributed as key cardsRelated to
  • p. 179 for further references
Vol. 3, No. 7 180
Robert E. Neale The Hanging rope noose tightens only on spectator that is playing the role of being guilty (determined by choosing cards), see p. 206 for idea by John HudakRelated to Vol. 3, No. 8 181
Karl Fulves Babel Bruce Cervon at the Castle, weird Poker Problem, James Randi and his broken back Vol. 3, No. 8 182
Alan Brown Restless Spirit coin wrapped in paper, also silver amulet, hank on top, after animation sequence both items in one paper, see p. 206 for idea by Jules Lenier Vol. 3, No. 8 182
James G. Thompson Jr. Cards & Pellets "A Treatise" - Some Basic Moves Vol. 3, No. 8 183
Unknown Basic Move 1 poke key card placement Vol. 3, No. 8 183
Unknown Basic Move 2 pretense to glimpse selection next to key card Vol. 3, No. 8 183
Ellis Stanyon Basic Move 3 shuffling a stacked deck, credit informationRelated to
  • Stanyon's "Magic", Vol. 13 No. 10, July 1912
Vol. 3, No. 8 183
Unknown Basic Move 4 Vol. 3, No. 8 183
James G. Thompson Jr. Some History on Cards & Pellets effects, starting in 1920Related to
  • reference by F. I. Geohegan on p. 230
Vol. 3, No. 8 184
James G. Thompson Jr. Some Analysis of Cards & Pellets Vol. 3, No. 8 185
James Maxwell Basic Move 5 carbon cardRelated to
  • The Magic Wand, March 1920
Vol. 3, No. 8 185
Unknown Basic Move 6 center tear, without explanation Vol. 3, No. 8 185
Unknown Basic Move 7 Bubble Peek Vol. 3, No. 8 185
Unknown Basic Move 8 opening billet under arm-fold cover Vol. 3, No. 8 185
Raymond Hafler Color Mental three safety pins with colored beads, performer divines color behind back Vol. 3, No. 8 186
Ben Christopher Two Card Control two thought-of cards are found in same position in two halves Vol. 3, No. 8 187
Lu Brent Two Tricks - ashes of burnt ribbon change into flower (Ireland's "Match To Flower")
- idea for "Sock Finish" by De Lage (silk changes to sock)
- Bill Frazee's no-fake egg bag
Vol. 3, No. 8 187
Dai Vernon A Poker Problem aces dealt out to any number of players after a single fair cut without bottom dealing Vol. 3, No. 8 187
J. W. Sarles Strange Sympathy hearts from one pack tacked to easel, hearts from other pack removed, chosen card turns over on easel, then one of the tacked cards changes to spades, see p. 206 for idea by Larry Jennings Vol. 3, No. 8 188
Gene Finnell Color Prophecy performer predicts which red-black pairs will match when two halves are dealt after a shuffle Vol. 3, No. 9 189
Jack Posetary Silk & Ball Transposition hollow extra ballRelated to
  • suggestion by George de Ghetto on p. 230
Vol. 3, No. 9 189
Karl Fulves Babel Galloway's Ramsey book, Eddie McGuire Vol. 3, No. 9 190
Jules Lenier Tip On Chink-A-Chink rolled up dollar bills Vol. 3, No. 9 190
Ben Christopher Other Voices card and color divined by medium in other roomRelated to