Written by Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson

1942-1943
Work of Various

207 pages (Hardcover), published by Louis Tannen

Language: English

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Walter B. Gibson Pay Off spectator deals half the deck and tries to separate red and black, you predict the relations of the cards to the other half, two phasesRelated toAlso published here 1 1
Bruce Elliott New Finger! Finger! performer divines amount of fingers two person hold up, with his back turned 1 2
Bruce Elliott Grade-A-Vanish milk vanishes from glass, covered with a cardbord cylinder, see p. 8 for further idea with beer 1 2
Walter B. Gibson Mind Over Money memorizing the serial number of a bill and other ideas about quickly memorizing things on a bill 1 3
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on a telephone gag, Blackstone, John Brandon and Russell Swann performing, Jarrow's "Rope Magic" controversy 1 4
Bruce Elliott Hard Boiled Miracle nickel vanishes and travels into chosen hard boiled egg 2 5
Phoenix Jr. (reviewer) The Blackstone Show by Harry Blackstone 2 6
Walter B. Gibson Lost in the Shuffle medium reveals three cards, pocket writing on playing cardVariations 2 6
Walter B. Gibson Clip Color four different colored cards are cut into different amount of pieces and sealed in envelopes, chosen color is spelled and foundAlso published here 2 7
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the film version of Clayton Rawson "Miracles for Sale", Blackstone, Carlyle 2 8
Clayton Rawson Scrambled Thoughtwaves two cards are selected and deck put into pocket, cards transform into the thoughts of the spectator's (stripper, famous actor etc.) cards are eventually found and deck is normal again 3 9
Clayton Rawson Card Switch Related to 3 10
Harry Baker Penny-Tration seven pennies in spectator's hand, one penetrates itAlso published here 3 11
Franklin V. Taylor Blow Up marked coin penetrates inflated balloon 3 11
Russel Swan Gaglets gag, doing the pass openly 3 12
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room 3 12
Walter B. Gibson Ball-Istics four balls appear one by one and vanish againRelated to
  • corrections and improvements on p. 28
4 13
Alvin R. Plough Rehydration condensed pieces of "milk" put in water and they rise and fall for several hours 4 16
Bill Williston Willistons's Pull magician's gag 4 16
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room Otis Manning, Keith Clark, Schlumpini 4 16
Bruce Elliott, S. W. Erdnase The Expert at the Card Table stacking three aces in a four hands game, modified Erdnase SystemInspired byRelated to
  • corrections on p. 28
5 17
Ann Y. Mous Slide-Less signed by performer and spectator, without the slide 5 18
Theodore Annemann Forecast three people think of a word, medium writes them on separate papers, numbers them and throws them in a hat, clever one ahead routineRelated to 5 19
Walter B. Gibson The Back Room on trick exposure 5 20
Walter B. Gibson Cut To Measure cut and restored tape measureAlso published here 6 21
Frank Thomas On the Head spectator thinks of a word, medium divines it and writes the word on a playing card 6 23
Unknown Deal Change 6 23
Walter B. Gibson The Back Room on Carl Brema's shop 6 24
Shaman The Farmer's Daughter thieves and sheep with hats and different colored blocks, gaffed 7 25
James G. Thompson Jr. Embers billet in envelope burnt and divined 7 26
Phoenix Jr. (reviewer) Carl Rosini In the Roosevelt Patio, Jacksonville, Florida. March 26, 1942 by Carl Rosini 7 27
Walter B. Gibson Topper Also published here 7 27
Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson The Back Room on Russel Swann and on Scarne and Rawson working on a series called "Magicians of the Underworld" 7 28
L. Vosburgh Lyons Call It A Puzzle six discs with a different sign on each side are thrown and turned over while spelling a word, then one disc is hidden and performer turns back, he reveals which side is up on the hidden discRelated toVariations 8 29
S.S. Henry Gaglet: Henry's Paper Switch getting rid of the torn napkin, when doing the torn and restored with fake explanation routine 8 30
Walter B. Gibson One Good Trick... Related toAlso published here 8 30
Phoenix Jr. (reviewer) The Knights of Magic - April 25, 1942 8 30
Walter B. Gibson Deserves Another predicting a card at a number, follow upInspired byRelated toAlso published here 8 31
Walter B. Gibson Sooth Sayer with different colored paper instead of numbered slipsInspired by 8 31
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room Dan Morris Russell Swann and Leonard Lyons 8 32
Walter B. Gibson Cardee Foolee chinese writing cut in half reveals selection, published under Feng Huang 9 33
Walter B. Gibson, Chung Ling Foo Filtration liquid vanishes after performance of the hydrostatic glass 9 34
Chung Ling Foo, Walter B. Gibson Twister Chung Ling Foo's torn and restored paper with sucker element 9 34
Walter B. Gibson Confetti of Cathay three cups, one filled with confetti, confetti vanishes and travels to another, published under Hee Foo You 9 35
Walter B. Gibson Tip For Torn Paper and Hat Tearing 9 36
Phoenix Jr. (reviewer) Chicago Assembly S.A.M. Annual Show - May 8th, 1942 9 36
Walter B. Gibson Blackstone Anecdote 9 36
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room Greer Marechal, Clayton Rawson 9 36
Roger Barkann, Audley Walsh Magician's Nightmare first impossible card location and then another card is spelled out from the spectator's pocket, four times thirteen Koran deck (Audley Walsh idea), clever fishing methodRelated to
  • missing lines on p. 44
10 37
James G. Thompson Jr. Silver Arrow 10 38
John Northern Hilliard A Hilliard Vanish Related to 10 38
Walter B. Gibson, Danny Morris Gaglet Department - card coding with name badges (Gibson)
- card in balloon gag (Morris)
- cut and restored tie performance at army shows without a stooge (Morris)
- bar bet, naming three numbers of a serial number on a bill
10 38
Audley Walsh Two - presentation for vanishing a rabbit with the break-away box
- invisible hair attached to deck, one card rises and is levered again
10 39
Phoenix Jr. (reviewer) The S.A.M. Convention Shows - May 22 and 23, 1942 show with artists like Dell O'Dell, Clayt Rawson, Al Baker and Cardini, later did not his famous act and got a bad review 10 39
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Bert Allerton, Lu Brent 10 40
Dave Spindell, Clayton Rawson Out of the Smoke paper match turns into light cigarette, three more cigarettes appearAlso published here 11 41
Harry Burns String-Ring with duplicate ring 11 42
Paul Morris Lady in Red picture of a dressed lady is folded, clothes removed and she is seen undressed on the picture 11 42
Dr. Aaron Weiss Mathematics of Magic numbers are called and added, prediction 11 43
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Fred Keating, John Scarne, Prince Mendez 11 44
Lu Brent Together Again three duplicate aces 12 45
Clement de Lion Die Force Improvement one of four cards with rolling of die, see 202 Method of Forcing for original 12 45
Lu Brent One Ahead Peek spectator peeks a card, which is glimpsed boldly 12 46
Lu Brent How'd He Find It! selected card is taken out from the packet by touch 12 46
Lu Brent Site-Unseen three selection are found by stabbing an unknown card reversed into the deck , cards next to the card and reversed card itself are selections 12 47
Lu Brent False Face Glimpse bold glimpse 12 47
Bruce Elliott The Back Room telephone gag, Russell Swann, Jordan, Rawson 12 48
George Armstrong Hegira two cards travel, envelopes and card changing tray 13 49
George Armstrong The G.A. Card Changing Tray 13 51
George Armstrong Hegira II impromptu version 13 53
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Keith Clark, Al Flosso, George Krage, a coin trick, a card rising gag by Henry Gordien and a joke by Al Plough 13 54
Walter B. Gibson, Henry Hatton, Adrian Plate In the Pocket two different colors change places, hand and pocket 14 55
Karl Germain Over the Top torn and restored cigarette paper 14 56
Clayton Rawson No Corpse for the Coffin Inspired by 14 58
George Armstrong What's On Your Mind? word from a book is predicted on a billet 14 59
U. F. Grant, Danny Morris, Howcani Gaglet Department - idea for Al Baker's "Salt Trick" (Morris)
- idea for cleaning slates, when done with chemical formula (Grant)
- gag, where two eggs are cracked and one put in pocket, but still three yolks are seen (Howcani)
Inspired by 14 59
Bruce Elliott The Back Room last ideas by Annemann, on Greer Marechal building a changing bag from a hat, newspaper clippings 14 60
Theodore Annemann, Dave Spindell The Window Washer's Dream framed piece of a glass is penetrated by several objects, mime 14 60
Edward Saint Influencing a Scale one of the pans depressesRelated to 14 60
James G. Thompson Jr. Blackout Magic writing of three face down cards is revealed in darknessInspired by 15 61
Bruce Elliott Blackout Magic - Adam's Apple wrists of performer held by spectator's, apple travels from one hand to the other 15 61
James G. Thompson Jr. Builder-Upper revelation of a writing, luminous paint 15 62
Han Ping Chien, George LaFollette, Danny Morris Gaglet Department - appearance and vanish of a bowl bit (Han Ping Chien)
- on the Lota Bowls (Lafolette)
- lose thread pulled from jacket gag (Morris)
15 62
James G. Thompson Jr., Bruce Elliott The Coin Dowser coin is found with a dowsing rod in the dark 15 63
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Dante appearing in a Laurel & Hardy Movie, on amateurs telling professionals what to do 15 64
Wilbur T. Kattner Ry for Mystery preparing OOTW while performing 16 65
Milbourne Christopher Match Stickler burnt match vanishes and appears in spectator's hand among unburnt matches 16 66
Horace Goldin Gaglet Department - on routining a fishbowl production/vanish (Goldin)
- person vanish in cabinet bit
16 66
Bob Hanko Simplo-Transpo impromptu and ungaffed versionInspired by 16 67
Unknown Deal Change 16 67
Bruce Elliott The Back Room bar bet with a coin, gag with a bill (Al Cohn), on semantics, exposure, George Krager, Keith Clark and Bill Larsen 16 68
Greer Marechal Jr. Greer's Growth rice bowls with a appearing flower bouquet as a finish 17 69
Bob Hanko Gaglet Department - bit of business for the walking through a ribbon routine (Hanko)
- deck transforms into a forcing deck gag
17 70
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betcha bar bet, drinking from a glass while arm is held by spectator, coin gag 17 70
Edward Saint Letter on how to catch fleasRelated to 17 70
Walter B. Gibson The Back Room on exposure, response to Bill Larsen, book exposure like Greater Magic, Modern Magic, Magician's Magic etc. 17 71
Shaman Shear Nerve! cut and restored paper, unusual method 17 73
Dell O'Dell, James F. Herpick Kiss and Tell lipstick kissed card by female spectator is burnt and a blank card in an initialed envelope transforms into it 17 74
James F. Herpick Envelope Switch envelope switch 17 74
Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson Chance! Thought! Coincidence! with three different colored cardboards, one taken, one thought off and one stopped at by coincidence 18 75
Art Lyle Art Lyle Says: coin through handkerchief, how to make coins shiny and building an easy coin holdout 18 77
Walter B. Gibson, Han Ping Chien Gaglets - Gibson's wand vanish
- Han Ping Chien swallowing billard ball vanishes
18 77
Lu Brent Self-Shuffle observing spectator's riffle shuffle, following the card Related to 18 77
Dick Freytag Letter 18 78
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Dr. Hurwitz, Al Flosso, U.F. Grant, George Sands' non-make-up version to look like a chinaman, Orson Welles 18 78
Walter B. Gibson Super-Duper Speller clarification on page 90 19 79
Greer Marechal Jr. Streamlined Hoffmann Inspired by 19 81
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betcha - coin jumps from mouth of empty bottle, without touching
- pepper in glass is attracted or repelled by finger
19 81
Theodore Annemann Gaglets one object is revealed by medium on telephone 19 81
Bruce Elliott The Back Room credit information on the speller 19 82
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Theodore Annemann Ball From Beyond steel ball between two soup plates, answers questions 20 83
Louis Tannen Change, Please! bill into signed envelope, envelope is cut, bill vanishes and two coins fall out 20 84
Theodore DeLand Floating Smoke cigarette floats in hat, loop passed over it 20 85
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betcha - drinking from a sealed bottled without opening it
- moving a coin without touching it
20 85
Walter B. Gibson The Furloined Rope Trick removing knots from rope 20 85
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Blackstone, Bert Kalmar 20 86
Wilbur T. Kattner Letter Genii rant 20 86
Theodore DeLand Cremation selection is burnt and a glass half filled with confetti is shown, the confetti vanishes and the selection is inside the glassVariations 21 87
Stewart James Sefalaljia Jr. ring on string bit with safety pin from "Sefalaljia", under handkerchiefInspired by 21 89
Bruce Elliott Force forcing an ace with a special lighter 21 89
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betch - bar bet, predicting which side lands up, when tossing a match box
- betting burning a handkerchief without injuring it
21 89
Arthur Gans Gaglet umbrella is stuffed into a hat 21 89
Wilbur T. Kattner Tricklet stamps are produced from a rolled up bill 21 89
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room Dante, Ed Saint, Max Malini 21 89
Franklin V. Taylor Materialization coin appears with the help of a spring clothes-pin and a handkerchiefVariations 22 91
Solomon Stein Miracle Monte three cards on three coins, monte presentation, coins travel under one card 22 92
Theodore Annemann, Professor Hoffmann It Goes Double deck cut in half, top card on one packet is looked at and tells the top card of the other heap, repeated several times, as a finale both cards are namedRelated toAlso published here 22 93
Theodore Annemann Glimpse glimpsing a card while transferring it from the deck on the palm 22 93
Unknown Gaglets with assistant, coin falls on the stage and assistant is looking for it during the show 22 93
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betcha word play bet with a coin and three matches 22 93
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the Tabell Course Volume 2 and performing for children 22 94
John Scarne Scarne's Drunken Deal 23 95
John Scarne Strong Man ripping the cellophane paper of a cigar, spectator can't do it 23 96
Jack Chanin Gaglets handling for folded bill that turns upside down 23 96
Jimmy Grippo Clear Through! handkerchief put on deck and corner folded in, selection penetrates the silk 23 97
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Bill Larsen and Genii rant, Annemann's bullet catch 23 98
Phoenix Jr. (reviewer) Magic's-A-Poppin IBM New York Ring 26, Dell O'Dell, Chaplain Willard S. Smith, Jay Marshall, Ann Garland, Arthur Elmer, Samy Birch, Richard Dubois, Jack Miller, Miaco 23 98
Walter B. Gibson Voodoo sword cabinet with a pins and a voodoo doll in a box 24 99
Shaman 21 Plus spectator guesses in which row his card is, in the end the card is found by spelling "This is the card you took"Also published here 24 101
James G. Thompson Jr., Charles Nyquist Daub securing it and what to use 24 101
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz, Walter B. Gibson Betcha - boiling water in a paper bag
- beer bet
- coin bet / puzzle
24 101
Unknown Gaglets when forcing one card, let him grab two and take one back 24 101
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the "Barnstormer", Bob Hanko, Jean Hugard's dinner, Milbourne Christopher 24 102
Franklin V. Taylor Peek Deck Related to 25 103
Ken Crossen Elas-Trick through hand 25 104
Walter B. Gibson Getting Away From Card Tricks while explaining a color change, a whiskey glass appears 25 105
Unknown Gaglets thumb tip, silk is not glued but attached with wax so it can be used for other things as well 25 105
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Think-A-Drink-Hoffman, Fred Keating, a bar bet by Stuart Robson, Albenice, Orson Welles, Greater Magic, John Scarne 25 106
Clayton Rawson Twist for Ring and String hands tied with rope, ring on rope 25 106
Audley Walsh Coin in Bottle Idea spectator holds coin under handkerchief and lets it fall into a glass of water, that stands on a deck of playing cards and everything is balanced on a bottle, coin ends up in bottle 25 106
James G. Thompson Jr. Than Which No Whicher one of the kings is chosen, cards dealt and performer says stop when the king is reached 26 107
Charles Nyquist, James G. Thompson Jr. Sefalaljia III ring tied on string, without cover 26 108
James G. Thompson Jr. Mystery on the Half Shell coin production, vanish and penetration of the pocket 26 109
Joe Berg Coin Vanish as a penetration, trouser pocket, fabric is folded over coin 26 109
Unknown Coin Change De Manche coin switch 26 109
James G. Thompson Jr. Digit-Telepathy medium reveals card 26 109
Bruce Elliott The Back Room presentation idea for 7 keys to baldpate by Fetaque Sanders, on Walter Gibson, Joseph Dunninger, John Scarne 26 110
Orville Wayne Meyer Gaglet cigarette is light without the use of a lighter 26 110
Walter B. Gibson The Back Room on Dorny, Hy Mayer and why this is the wacky issue 27 111
Unknown Gaglet borrowed watch is seemingly thrown away 27 111
Unknown Ultra Wacky cut and restored handkerchief, bluff 27 111
Walter B. Gibson, U. F. Grant Count Them Out false count based on words 27 112
Shaman Big Man! person grows and shrinks, gag 27 112
Stuart Robson, James Mc Knight Horrors! pins through tongue, lamb's tongue 27 113
N. M. Hopkins, Unknown Nuts! small elephant imitation appears and vanishes, see also Hopkins' "20th Century Magic" 27 113
Buatier de Kolta, Carl Brema With Whiskers De Kolta's beard pochette / topit 27 114
Unknown Line Up! twelve men appear in a cabinet, then a girl vanishes from that cabinet 27 114
Will Goldston Gone! water vanishes in midair, naphtha, from Goldson's "Tricks and Illusions" 27 114
Unknown Threadless 27 114
U. F. Grant Ghost living and dead people's names written on slips, slip with dead person jumps in the air 27 114
Walter B. Gibson Billard Ball Act - perfect color change
- extra ball getaway
- down the ladder
- through the pocket
- gaining white ball
- throw color change
- the vanish getaway
- instant ball to silk
- the smash change
- quick one to four
Related to 28 115
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Bill Larsen and genii rant, Jimmy Grippo, Burce Elliott's baby 28 118
Richard Himber Paper Match Throwing match landing on the side, bar bet 28 118
James G. Thompson Jr. Coin Betcha 28 118
Roger Barkann, Richard Himber Duolette device for switching decks 29 119
Bruce Elliott Changing Tray Substitute 29 119
Roger Barkann The Perfect Steal selection vanishes from deck into envelope, with Duolette 29 119
Roger Barkann Magician's Nightmare selections is spelled out, with Duolette 29 119
James G. Thompson Jr. T.T.T. 29 120
Unknown Improved "The Eyes Have It" Related to 29 120
Art Lyle Bottom Deal Second 29 120
Shaman 13 Steps by placing the deck on the stairs, different positions 29 121
Roger Barkann The Pluperfect Steal deck is shuffled face up and face down, four cards put in a box, the cards vanish and the deck is in order again, with Duolette 29 121
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jay Marshall, the book "English Rogue", Jules Romain 29 122
Clyde Cairy Hoomdangs result of some calculations with the serial number of a chosen bill, appear on slates 30 123
Charles Terraneau Card-Incidence deck is cut in two, spectator and performer's selection are found at the same position Related to 30 124
George Armstrong Geomancy of the Gods Q & A with one envelope and sand as a reading tool 30 125
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on flames from the finger tips, Bob Hanko, Annemann, Dunninger, John Scarne, Houdini's library, Arthur Lloyd, Warner Perry, Harry Baker and Russel Swann 30 126
Bruce Elliott Coin Vanish nesting coins gaff, idea 30 126
Greer Marechal Jr. Greer's Gadget pull for making a handkerchief appear or disappear, clever design 31 127
E.S. Hoffman Cute Coin coin production gimmick 31 129
Walter B. Gibson Peeksie do as I do, but spectator probably fails finding performer's card 31 129
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on a show by the IBM ring NYC, John Scarne, Jimmy Grippo, how to soften a deck for back palming, two newspaper clippings from Dunninger 31 130
Bruce Elliott Psychic Ammeter card stand with arrow, arrow points to two selections without being touched 32 131
Al Cohn Betcha holding a burning paper match upside down for 50 seconds 32 132
Joseph Dunninger Sealed Mystery sealed message reading system, razor thumb tipRelated to 32 133
Charles Nyquist, James G. Thompson Jr. Pointer card is secretly signed on one side of the face, put back and spread so the signature is not seen, card is found 32 133
Charles Nyquist, James G. Thompson Jr. Key Card Placement 32 133
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the show of Dunninger, a letter by Second Deal Sam, Lloyd Jones "The Bat", an idea for Robson's "Leopard Cards" 32 134
Hen Fetsch Future-Hue card selected, thought of and unseen are all predicted board with three different colors 33 135
Hen Fetsch Past Present and Future card selected, thought of and unseen are all predicted by a medium on different colored papers 33 136
Hen Fetsch Betcha removing two coins balancing on rim of mouth of a galss, with one hand, bar bet 33 137
Hen Fetsch Gaglet presentation for disappearing wand in a piece of newspaper 33 137
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Hen Fetch, John Scarne, James G. Thompson Jr. Orson Welles, Dunninger and Tom Osborne 33 138
Bruce Elliott, Theodore Annemann Biblio Thot no force, based on an Annemann Magazine Test 34 139
Walter B. Gibson Mickey Finn 34 140
Hen Fetsch Betcha turning over a coin under a beer mug without touching the mug 34 140
Hen Fetsch Gaglet idea for bowl of water from a table 34 140
Elray Cue It! code with a thread, routine wit cigarettes, a book, cards and numbers 34 141
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Al Plough, mourning envelopes, Emil Jarrow 34 142
Bruce Elliott (reviewer) Funny Talk by Frank Lane 34 142
Clayton Rawson Slate Sleights with small slates, two routines
- The Great Oriental Enigma (selected card appears written on slates, two flaps)
- Ghost Writer's Cramp (four messages, one on each side)
35 143
Tom Osborne Answer To Hey Magish! "Show Us A Trick" short changing in a routine, dime to penny but not revealing it 35 145
Milbourne Christopher Paper Money crumpled piece of newspaper changes in a dollar bill 35 145
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Stuart Robson, Keith Clark, newspaper clippings 35 146
Unknown Bar Bet letting bill fall and spectator has to catch it 35 146
Walter B. Gibson Turnabout two decks, two cards are exchanged and match 36 147
Elray Glass-Ic sealed message reading technique 36 148
Alvin R. Plough Gaglet calculation and multiple outs 36 148
Hen Fetsch Transition holder for folded silk, clever 36 149
John R. Boyko, John McCormick Blitz-Match winning gameRelated to
  • correction on page 154
36 149
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Harry Segal, table-lifting, Walter Gibson and Clayton Rawson 36 150
Clayton Rawson The Backward Ghost two slate mysteries, different working and preparation
- A Merlini Mystery
- The Message From Nowhere
37 151
Vivian St. John Disembodied C.P.A. lady from audience is blindfolded and reveals a result from a calculation 37 153
Art Lyle Cute Cut three selections are cut to 37 153
Art Lyle Slip Cut 37 153
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on using adult methods when learning magic, John Scarne, James G. Thompson, Annemann, Miss Vivian St. John, Paul Curry and Russel Swann 37 154
Franklin V. Taylor Headline Speller silent spelling 38 155
Paul C. Krank Knots To You disc with hole on rope goes in between knots 38 156
Gerber Thrice Right thought of number is counted from the deck and cross sum as well, another spectator does the same without looking at the card, prediction matches the card from first spectator and when the card by the second spectator is turned over ist is the same as wellInspired by
  • a routine by Stewart James in "The Jinx"
38 157
Hen Fetsch Betcha joke, bet that the bottom card is spectator's card, miniature card 38 157
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jerry Gale and paper puppets, N. Majahara, Bert Kalmar and Edgar Bergen 38 159
N. Majahara Destroyed and Restored Dress hem of a dress is cut, burnt and restored 38 159
Shaman Mental Mirror word and card are divined by medium, cards code word 39 160
Kolmar Silken Switch Inspired by 39 162
Wilbur T. Kattner Axis Cut three rings linked, one is allowed to be cut to free allRelated to 39 162
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jack Trepel performing magic on the radio, Jay Marshall, Shaman 39 163
Frances Ireland Letter to Bruce Elliott on Majahara's trickRelated to
  • page 159
39 163
L. Vosburgh Lyons On the Barrel Head fast and loose with a rope 40 164
Hen Fetsch Destined Dart dart thrown on dartboard, where several cards are displayed, spectator throws the dart and hit card is found in an other deck reversed 40 165
R. C. Buff Middle Deal center deal presentationRelated to
  • same concepts as Barrie Richardson's "Any Card At Any Number" in " Theater of the Mind"
40 166
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the Great Ballantin, Jean Hugard and Fred Braue, Orson Welles, a bingo fraud, Bill Gresham gives some tips on knife throwing 40 167
L. Vosburgh Lyons Match Puzzle eleven matches, triangleRelated to
  • page 171 for the solution
40 167
Hen Fetsch Cute! Huh! one of two coin penetrates a slate, name of selection appears on slate 41 168
E.E. Hammill Websterian Wizardry prediction of a chosen word from a dictionary 41 168
Walter B. Gibson Pick Me Up number between 1 and 30 is named, an indicator card is inserted at that position and the card card namedRelated to 41 169
Audley Walsh Pin Perplexer six safety pins link in hand 41 170
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on why this issue is called G.I. Stuff, the solution to Dr. Lyons match puzzle from page167, Bob Gysel and Annemann's bullet catching 41 171
Paul Rosini Suave Silk knot travels from one handkerchief to handkerchief hold in spectator's palms 42 172
Jean Hugard, Unknown Instantaneous Knot with Both Hands Related to
  • Jean Hugard's "Silken Sorcery" page 65
42 172
E.E. Hammill Psychic Uncle Sam "P$ychic Uncle $am", result of calculation shows initial number 42 173
The Brain Guys Collected Thoughts medium and group calculation, result is predicted 42 174
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the nadir of publicity, Rajah Raboid and a picture of Bruce Elliott 42 175
Joseph Dunninger The Umbrella Servante 42 175
Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Popper Upper match on business card covered by matchbook, penetrates it twice, match vanishes in the endRelated toVariations 43 176
Clyde Cairy Sympathy Variations 43 177
Bob Hanko Papo-Leaso signed paper ring penetrates rope under a handkerchief 43 178
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dante selling his show, a Blackstone anecdote, Jay Marshall, J. A. Melrose, Russ Swann, Jack Marshall, Captain Harry Baker 43 179
John R. Boyko Letter to Bruce Elliott on fake explanations 43 179
Walter B. Gibson 91¢ Miracle three spectators select a different color envelope each and can than put one coin out of five in it, when performer turns over and sees the remaining two, he knows who chose which coinRelated to 44 180
Art Lyle The Similarity Is In the Difference spectators write names on blank cards, deck in pocket, cards are found 44 182
Greer Marechal Jr. Marechal's Mirage producing a flower in a vase under handkerchief, bottomless vase 44 182
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Frances Ireland, Greer Marechal, Jr., Dunninger, Ogden Nash, John Scarne 44 183
E.E. Hammill, Frank N. Dodd, John Scarne Cleromantic Chicanery page of newspaper is crumbled and page number is the prediction, three dice are stacked and the hidden numbers addedRelated to 45 184
Shaman Cagliostro's Spectacles spectator puts on special glasses when the cards are spread in front of him, he names all of the selectionsInspired by
  • an idea of DeLands, credit reference on page 191
Related to
45 185
Jerry Sorensen "-and having writ-" sealed message reading, mixed with psychometry and handwriting analysis 45 186
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Stuart Robson and the war 45 187
Willard S. Smith Special Sale coins and slate idea, with defense stamp 45 187
Harrison Kimball Letter to Bruce Elliott on his trip to the east, the mango trick, cups and balls 45 187
Byron Churchill First Fumes performer mimes rolling a cigarette, lights a match and later blows smoke from his mouth 45 187
James G. Thompson Jr. "Peek-Deck" Pappy Taylor's Peek Deck, as a code Related to 46 188
R. C. Buff The $64.00 Word Taylor's Peek Deck combined with a dictionary book testRelated to 46 189
The Brain Guys Weirdo Double two predictionsInspired by 46 190
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dunninger, Vantine and Cazan 46 191
Ken Crossen Letter to Bruce Elliott about Bob Weill's and Eddie Clever's writing on Ted Annemann in "The Linking Ring" 46 191
L. Vosburgh Lyons Slip, Snap, Spoof linking and unlinking pinsRelated to
  • Jerry Andrus' routine, same gimmick
47 192
Clyde Cairy Ode to The Jinx three piles, one card from one pile selected and packet counted, card is found in performer's pocket 47 193
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Primapara with cards 47 194
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on an article in the Sunday Mirror Magazine about spotting gambling, John Scarne, Frances Ireland, Kolmar, Shaman 47 195
Shaman Half-Head/Half-Tail Coin for rubbing-two-coins-together illusionRelated to 47 195
Francis Carlyle Carlyle's Card idea by Fred Braue on page 214, see referenceRelated toVariationsAlso published here 48 196
Bob Hanko Confetti Spaghetti confetti turns into a multicolored paper band 48 197
Bruce Elliott Buckram "Out" thought of card travels to book, as an out for the think of a card you see plot 48 198
L. Vosburgh Lyons Paper Puzzle a figure on a paper, has to be reorganized to form a square in no more than four cutsRelated to
  • page 203 for solution
48 198
L. Vosburgh Lyons Key Chart to the 91¢ Miracle Related to 48 198
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on L. Vosburgh Lyons, a demonstration where a doc is beheaded, an improvement to Taylor's Peek Deck by James G. Thompson Jr., Fred Mosteller and his spelling trick ("Bravo!") 48 199
Unknown An Egg Gag when proving that an egg is real, a spectator holds a glass and the egg is cracked open, bottomless glass 48 199
Frederick Mosteller Bravo! five decks, multiple phase mental speller, suits spelled and values counted (count-spell), see Back Room reference for correctionsRelated toVariations 49 200
Tom Fitzgerald "Take It Off" knot is slid on rope then taken off 49 202
Unknown Slip Knot 49 202
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Stuart Robson, Al Chris describing a miracle from India, Dell O'Dell, Russ Swann, selling and promotion 49 203
Robert Gable Lota Bowl and Sand Cup idea for humorous presentation 49 203
Franklin V. Taylor, Bruce Elliott "Visible But Unseen" Or " The Pocket Index That Ain't" card prediction, index in deck, switch in hatInspired by 50 204
L. Vosburgh Lyons Okito Outdone okito box with a rectangular box 50 205
Walter B. Gibson Deferred Coincidence three cards are selected from a red and from a blue deck, they match 50 206
Clayton Rawson A Sucker Bet performed as a betRelated to
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