89 entries in Propless / Body Magic
Creators Title Comments & References Source Page Categories
Unknown Egg Swallowing Related to More Magic 342
Unknown Pulse Stopping Sub Rosa 81
Eddie Joseph Man of Attraction The Human Magnet, sticky substance, prelude with some "body magic" stunts The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 64) 447
Dr. Van Deusen, Bruce Elliott Finger Finger number of held-up fingers divined repeatedly, see also page 476 for idea by Vosburgh Lyons The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 65) 451
Lulu Hurst The Secret of the Georgia Wonder general information and:
- The Balance Test
- The Downward Thrust
- The Heavy Weight Lifting Test
- The Chair that Won'd be Forced
- The Umbrella Test
- The Uncontrollable Cane or Cue
- The Unruly Chair
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 93) 575
Ralph W. Read Animal Magnetism Demonstrations with Common Objects, see following entries for details The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 693
Bruce Elliott New Finger! Finger! performer divines amount of fingers two person hold up, with his back turned The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 1) 2
Buatier de Kolta, Carl Brema With Whiskers De Kolta's beard pochette / topit The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 114
Walter B. Gibson Tom Dick & How Many? three people each raising a different amount of fingersInspired by The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 74) 302
Jean Hugard Foiling the Iron Grip escaping a strong man's grip Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2, No. 3) 64
Bruce Elliott Finger Finger Related to My Best 202
Tom Fitzgerald Hand(y) Magic - removing thumb and forefinger
- the pendulum (arm swing)
- arm control
- stretching arm and palms up
- hitting hand on the edge of a table, gag
My Best 234
Bruce Elliott Make the Pulse Go Faster The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 91) 371
Laurie Ireland Betchas collection of bar bets, several reprints of the Phoenix Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 6
George Starke Elastic Fingers little finger seems to grow Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 2) 133
Bill Frazee Stretching a Finger optical illusion Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 40
Ormond McGill Visible Astral Radiation radiating lines appear between fingertips of the hands, optical illusion Psychic Magic - Vol. 4 13
Ormond McGill The Human Aura making aura visible, with a lamp and black paper, optical illusion Psychic Magic - Vol. 4 14
Ormond McGill Distant Magnetic Force spectator has a sensation of coldness on his hand when performer points on his palm Psychic Magic - Vol. 4 15
Ormond McGill Animal Magnetic Presentation spectator feels presence and energy of performer Psychic Magic - Vol. 4 18
Ormond McGill Blood and Pulse Control stopping and starting pulse at will Psychic Magic - Vol. 5 25
Ormond McGill Black Death pulse in both arms and heart beat stops Psychic Magic - Vol. 5 27
Ormond McGill The Brain Illusion spectator looks through the flame of a candle and apparently sees his own brain, optical illusion Psychic Magic - Vol. 6 5
Nelmar Eyes in the Dark eyes glow in the darkRelated to
  • Nelmar's "20 Hypnotic Tricks"
Psychic Magic - Vol. 6 6
Dr. Spencer Thornton Pulse Control slow down, speed up and eventually stop the pulse, method without gimmick Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 2
Ernest Heldman A Hand-Y Bit three body stunts / gags
- finger are same size
- arm grows
- arm shrinks
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 369) 303
Wizard Beal A Telling Beat method to make a visual and tactile heart beat, spectator feels heart beat of performer and gets card The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 1 170
Stuart P. Cramer The Parlor Yogi stopping pulse and blood flow HEX! 1
Wilbur T. Kattner The Arrow of Time performer slows down time in defined area, in there things falls slower, a pendulum swings slower, tuning fork changes pitch, pulse goes slower, then everything stops, then reverses, without methods posed as "exercise" The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 8) 341
Joe Karson No Feet - Some Feat legs disappear The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 69
Karl Fulves Babel Dai Vernon, Skinner on Tonight Show, Houdini, George Daily, Doug Henning's "The Magic Show", lengthening fingers in candle by Ali Kasim Dheen (anecdote from Sphinx) The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 7) 732
Unknown Odd Optic the floating finger illusion, gag, produce a sausage Pabular (Vol. 2, No. 1) 157
Al Mann Imponderable Energy abnormal lift, person is lifted by four spectators on their index fingersRelated to
  • Professor Nika in Teral Garrett's "Psycho-Gizmo Vol. 4"
Psycho-Mentisis 14
Stephen Mathews Gemini Rope rope around spectator's fourth finger, it's pulled and penetrates finger
- The Basic Method
- Stephen Mathews Notes
- Notes By Karl Fulves
Related to The Chronicles (Issue 17) 1225
Paul Harris Biological Vanish small rubber ball transforms into finger tipVariations Close-up Fantasies - Book I 69
Unknown, George Starke Dexterous Digits No. 74, little finger is apparently stretched Self-Working Table Magic 91
Thomas Alan Waters SOREcery blister appears on thought of finger Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 245
Meir Yedid The Zig-Zag Thumb finger magic, thumb is moved Fork Full of Appetizers 61
Unknown Diabolical Eyes No. 21, light shoots from eyes of medium in dark seance room 101 Psychic Tests 7
Unknown Blood Writing No. 34, blood message appears on arm 101 Psychic Tests 10
Unknown Real Blood Writing No. 35, blood writing appears on arm 101 Psychic Tests 10
Unknown Stigmata! No. 36, hands placed on cardboards, blood imprint appears 101 Psychic Tests 10
Unknown Very Strong Ladies No. 77, several strongman stunts 101 Psychic Tests 21
Unknown If a Young Lady Extends Her Arms and Places Her Hands Flat against the Wall, Half a Dozen Persons Cannot Push Her against the Wall! No. 78 101 Psychic Tests 21
Steve Beam Leftovers two jokes by Michael Beam, one with a tooth and one with baseball mitts, on R.C. Buff, Henry Pettit, Harold Taylor, not using the restroom before the show, Jim Culver The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 68
Jerry Andrus Standing-Kneeling Deception Gag Korem without Limits 152
Unknown To make your nose creak The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 21
Steve Beam Bearded beard / toupee joke The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 336
Steve Beam Hair Rising hair is stretched and cut from head The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 338
Jim Hyams Up and Up gag, toupee rises on head The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 340
Rhett Bryson, John Riggs Zombie gag, bald head zombie The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 340
Steve Beam Comfort joke, jacket is removed and along with it goes performer's hair (toupee) The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 342
Jim Hyams Splitting Hair gag, performer's toupee is split in two and given to spectator The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 342
Jim Hyams The Traveling Toupee toupee vanishes from head and appears in clear plastic box, Crystal Casket The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 344
Steve Beam, Wayne Kyzer Fallout gag, toupee jumps from one hand to the other The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 346
Steve Beam Shampoo gag, more ideas with a toupee and a reel The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 346
Martin Gardner Fingers-Nose Do-As-I-Do Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2, No. 2) 13
Paul Gertner Ring Thing slide-thumb-off gag with ring on thumb Steel and Silver 129
Zelek Shadline So That's How It's Done performer shows little trapdoor in hand, when opened one can apparently see through the hand The Minotaur (Vol. 7, No. 1) 7
Tom Stone Impromptu Interlude hand through body of spectator The Warpsmith Returns 36
Chris "Doc" Dixon Crack Up joke, dandruffs fall from head The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 61) 1189
Chris "Doc" Dixon Hard Headed knife tapped in hair resulting in a hard metallic sound, too much hairspray joke The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 61) 1190
Chris "Doc" Dixon The Dry Look joke, apparently urinating whit powder because performer is dehydrated The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 61) 1192
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Fingerling thumb of child pulled off and re-attachedInspired by Ah-ha! 9
Joshua Jay Fingertip Fingerip Magician removes end of pinky finger, and restores it A Teen's Routines 45
Steve Bedwell Thumbs Up thumb cut off with scissors during rope effect Flexing and Twisting 6
Karl Fulves Pulse Stopping with small skull that is produced afterwards Lost Vampire Secrets 159
David Berglas Vitonette by the aid of a spinning wheel dye colors are selected and the performer changes the hair of the assistant to the chosen colors, with sucker explanation using twins and wigs The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 236
David Berglas Your Finger on the Pulse pulse stop with two spectators, stage presentation The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 368
David Berglas Put Your Best Food Forward spectator feels touching of one food but not of other The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 373
Luke Jermay A Strange Garden spectator looks at leaf and patter of it seems to move, then circle inside triangle force Building Blocks 141
Luke Jermay Blowing Bubbles spectator gets the sensation of a thought leaving his mind, addition to an older versionRelated to The Coral Fang 27
David Acer Breakneck Neck cracking gag with candy in mouth Random Acts of Magic 239
Unknown Another Martial Arts Feat Spectator unable to separate your clenched fists from each other (pseudo strength demo) Coin Snatching 147
Jim Steinmeyer Automatic Palmistry hand spelling stunt, left or right divined Further Impuzzibilities 3
Hector Chadwick Head Magnet Large man unable to lift arm off of head of petite lady The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 175
Marty Kane Cursed by an Evil Spell after spelling on fingers a number is divinedInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 220
Marty Kane, Steve Beam Finger Flinger alternate handlingInspired byRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 221
Roberto Giobbi Presentation and Handling for Six Guests in Five Rooms mathematical puzzle performed with finger Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 2) 4
Roberto Giobbi Magic of the Hands handling of trick using only the fingers Secret Agenda (Issue May 7) 138
Roberto Giobbi More and Further Magic of the Hands handling of trick using only the fingers Secret Agenda (Issue May 8) 139
Roberto Giobbi Ultimate Magic of the Hands handling of trick using only the fingers Secret Agenda (Issue May 11) 142
Unknown Relative Circles arm movement stunt Secret Agenda (Issue Sep 4) 265
Unknown Finger Questions puzzles with fingers Secret Agenda (Issue Nov 12) 336
Jim Steinmeyer Fingertip Mindreading Verbal Magic counting trick with fingers on one hand Subsequent Impuzzibilities 3
Lennart Green Magical Supination an Pronation turning the hand 180% without moving the wrist, puzzle Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 15) 307
Steve Mayhew A Bird in the Hand audience selects finger through counting procedure - middle fingerInspired byRelated to Full Frontal Mayhew 13
Roberto Giobbi Body Magic Act Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 17) 330
Roberto Giobbi Yet Another Extraordinary Ability simultaneous speaking skill Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 18) 331