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Unknown The Visible Invisible writing is washed from mirror and appears again on it, breathing glass, anecdote of a a magician who performed the routine and got caught by the audience, on originality Breslaw's Last Legacy 26
Professor Hoffmann Introduction some rules for conjuring Modern Magic 1
Professor Hoffmann The Value of Personal Instruction Modern Magic 40
Professor Hoffmann Concealing the Cause Modern Magic 69
Professor Hoffmann The "Click" and Delaying the Effect Modern Magic 155
Professor Hoffmann Electrical Tricks general comments Modern Magic 480
Professor Hoffmann Concluding Observations - Hints as to Working up Tricks
- Arrangement of Programme
- Stage Arrangements
- Parting Counsels
Modern Magic 502
Professor Hoffmann Sleeve as Explanation for Spectators More Magic 211
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster On Accidental Convincers Der moderne Kartenkünstler 25
Charles Lang Neil The Principles of Natural Magic The Modern Conjurer 19
Charles Lang Neil Manner and Gesture The Modern Conjurer 23
Charles Lang Neil The Conjurer's Clothes for men & for ladies The Modern Conjurer 27
S. W. Erdnase Confederacy The Expert at the Card Table 19
S. W. Erdnase Uniformity of Action The Expert at the Card Table 22
S. W. Erdnase Deportment The Expert at the Card Table 22
S. W. Erdnase Display of Ability The Expert at the Card Table 23
S. W. Erdnase Effect of Suspicion The Expert at the Card Table 24
S. W. Erdnase Acquiring the Art The Expert at the Card Table 24
S. W. Erdnase Importance of Details The Expert at the Card Table 25
Professor Hoffmann, Professor Anderson Excessive Use of Apparatus Later Magic 172
Professor Hoffmann What is Best? Later Magic 222
John Northern Hilliard, T. Nelson Downs Don'ts tips The Art of Magic 347
Jack Merlin Theory short Merlin's Master Manipulations 3
Jack Merlin Practice on practice and other theory aspects Merlin's Master Manipulations 3
Theodore Annemann Suggested Programs No. One - A Club Act of Magic combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 133
Theodore Annemann Suggested Programs No. Two - A Mental Club Act combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 23) 143
Jean Hugard Easy Moves With One Thimble describes four short sequences with one thimble, with some advice on how to execute thimble sleights and magic Thimble Magic 6
Jean Hugard Advanced Finger Practice Practice routine to master the different thimble palms Thimble Magic 19
Jean Hugard Finger Practice Practice routine to master the thimble thumb palmRelated to Thimble Magic 5
Victor Farelli For Artists Only Talks about culling, patter, misdirection, plot, selection of cards, building a programme, and building routines "Lend Me Your Pack" 7
Victor Farelli "Culling" Talks about how culling should be done, mentions Louis Nikola and how he stacks his deck during the course of another routine, also mentions Erdnase's stock securing and cull shufflingRelated to "Lend Me Your Pack" 12
Victor Farelli Lady Volunteer Assistants Short essay on how women in the audience should be treated, and why they should probably never be chosen to come on stage, or even pick a card "Lend Me Your Pack" 26
Theodore Annemann Suggested Programs No. Three - A Magical Club Routine combining some tricks out of the Jinx into a program The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 194
Theodore Annemann Suggested Routines No. Four - A No Card Mystery Act combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 34) 230
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 2, discussing props, servante, misdirection The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 241
Theodore Annemann Suggested Routines No. Five - "No Code" Telepathy combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 38) 252
David Bamberg Stage Presentation tips on stage presentation, discussing:
- Stage Entrance
- Settings
- The Opening Illusion
- The Follow On
- Patter
- Balance
- Assistants
- Audience Work
- Routining
- Apparatus
- Working to Magicians
- The Climax
- Résumé
Greater Magic 936
Orville Wayne Meyer Suggested Routine No. 6 - "Strictly Impromptu" combining some card tricks of the Jinx into a program The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 344
Oscar Weigle, Robert Parrish A Club Routine of General Magic routine of tricks in the book Do That Again! 75
Theodore Annemann A 68 Cent Patent tip on patenting, see page 456 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 62) 441
Paul Rosini Etchings in Magic Rosini writes about his influences in magic The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 105) 629
Oscar Thomson Memory Aid for Programs remembering the order of tricks The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 111) 664
Theodore Annemann Playing Card Squiggles drawing contest The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 681
George Johnson Your Magical Scrapbook tip The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 697
Harry Houdini Houdini's Book Identification System for personal library, mentioned by Ralph W. Read The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 119) 702
Charles Hopkins Whose Fault When Things Go Wrong? "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 15
Charles Hopkins The Psychology of Failure "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 16
Charles Hopkins Use of "Sucker Gag" Technique "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 17
Charles Hopkins Secret And Open Outs Difference between rectifying mistakes secretly (before audience knows about it) and openly (when the mistake is known to everyone) "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 18
Charles Hopkins When Error Is Still Under Cover Techniques to get out of mistakes before audience catches on "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 18
Charles Hopkins When Error May Be Visible Techniques to get out of mistakes when audience knows "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 20
Charles Hopkins Either You Know You Are Wrong - Or Else... "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 21
Charles Hopkins This Time You MUST Be Right Importance of rectifying the mistake clearly to end successfully "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 22
Charles Hopkins Attitudes That Get Co-operation After finding wrong card, how to get selector to reveal the correct card for magician to try again "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 22
Charles Hopkins 8 - Use a thumb writer. How to use thumb writer to get out of sticky situations "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 24
Charles Hopkins 9 - Impression methods. Using carbon paper to make a copy "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 25
Charles Hopkins 10 - Pencil reading. "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 26
Charles Hopkins 11 - Friendly mirrors. Using reflective surfaces "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 26
Charles Hopkins Old Ideas Brought Up To Date; Also, A Few New Ones Useful sleights to use for outs "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 27
Charles Hopkins Other Useful Standard Sleights "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 36
Charles Hopkins Fit The Weapon To The Needs "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 36
Charles Hopkins Getting Down To Brass Tacks--- And The Selected Card "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 37
Charles Hopkins "Outs" Productions From Pockets And Other Places "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 42
Charles Hopkins 31 - Use of spectators for "outs" "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 44
Charles Hopkins Apparatus Alibis Outs when apparatus is used to reveal cards, but goes wrong "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 46
Charles Hopkins First Aid For Feeble Memories What to do if spectator forgets card "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 47
Charles Hopkins "Outs" Compared with Challenges "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 51
Charles Hopkins A Word of Caution "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 52
Charles Hopkins Try To Keep As Much Control As Possible "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 53
Charles Hopkins How "Plenty of Rein" Trips Them "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 63
Charles Hopkins The Magician's Little Helpers Mechanical aids "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 66
Charles Hopkins When Information-Getting Becomes Ticklish How to gain information not by pretending to confess to failure, but by proper methods in performance "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 68
Charles Hopkins They Commit Themselves In Writing "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 69
Charles Hopkins 51 - Pencil reading. "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 69
Charles Hopkins 53 - Billet index. "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 71
Unknown 54 - Pad impressions. "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 71
Charles Hopkins 55 - Trick notebooks. Carbon paper in notebooks "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 71
Charles Hopkins 56 - A "Case of Hambuggery" Annemann's "Mental Masterpiece" "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 71
Charles Hopkins A Prophet In his Own Land "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 72
Charles Hopkins 57 - Thumb writers. "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 72
Charles Hopkins What Makes Audiences Get That Way Why do audiences heckle? "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 74
Charles Hopkins Circumstances That Lead Up To Challenges "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 75
Charles Hopkins Specific Handling of Various Situations "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 76
Charles Hopkins The Heckler... Ding Bust His Buttons! "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 76
Charles Hopkins For The Intelligent Analyst Type "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 77
Charles Hopkins Troubles Arising Out of Pure Friendship "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 78
Fulton Oursler The Sane Viewpoint of Exposure reprinted from Linking Ring The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 125) 726
Cagliostro, Jr. Fifth Row, Center Aisle rant on too positive reviews of magic show The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 128) 738
Cagliostro, Jr. (reviewer) S.A.M. Benefit Show
Show Review with performers: Fred Keating, The Hanlons, Jay Palmer & Co, The Great Le Roy, Al Baker, Dai Vernon, Dagmar & Co, The Five Elgins, Roner, Prince Leon and Gus Wayne, Roy Benson
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 129) 743
Theodore Annemann Suggested Program No. 7 - "A Varied Magic Act" combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 129) 745
Rhadamanthus, Jr. (reviewer) The Old Timers of the Y.M.H.A. present Master Magicians in "A Night of Magic"
show review
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 130) 749
Charles J. Maly The Health Magician program aimed at children on the subject of being healthy, how to dress, tricks and patter ideas Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942) 18
Walter B. Gibson The Back Room on trick exposure The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 5) 20
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Stuart Robson, Al Chris describing a miracle from India, Dell O'Dell, Russ Swann, selling and promotion The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 49) 203
Jean Hugard Editorial - What is Magic? Hugard's definition what magic is Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1, No. 4) 15
Laurie Ireland Dressing Up the Show on the use of props, practicability and show construction Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 29
Jean Hugard Gestures on gestures, style and manners Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1, No. 9) 38
Jean Hugard Bare Stage Bugbear how to move on a stage, fishing rod to get objects from the audience Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1, No. 9) 38
Frank De Sua You Can't Lose - Apparently! system for placing bets, horse race etc. Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 5
Laurie Ireland Routining for the 'Little Fellow' on gaining experience Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 34
J. B. Bobo Bobo System of Card Control Watch This One! 73
J. B. Bobo The Art of Sleeving Watch This One! 75
Arthur H. Buckley The Principles of Magic - commented list of methods/principles (Manipulation, Substitution, Duplication, Camouflage, Imitation, False Partition, Concealed Mechanism, Falsification, Arrangement, Preparation)
- list of effects
- list of aiding factors (Misdirection, Sustained Attention, Diverted Attention, Restriction, Repetition, Conclusion, Climax, Anti-Climax, Mannerism, Surprise, Expectancy, Memory, Mnemonics, Reconstructive Imagination, Dramatics, Humor)
Principles and Deceptions 22
Bob Rettew Cashing in on Close Up Magic in a bar Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 18
Carl D. Shoemaker Magic vs. Science - A Lecture on Magic patter for lecture presentation, infotainment Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 25
George B. Anderson Mental Card Magic on cards in mentalism It Must Be Mindreading 41
Frances Ireland Rabbits is Extra on kids shows Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
Dr. Stanley Jaks Introduction on close-up magic, his book of mysteries, beautiful props appealing to women Who is this Dr. Jaks? 1
Ormond McGill Our Psychic Powers overview of mentalism genres Psychic Magic - Vol. 1 6
Ormond McGill The Presentation of Miracle thirteen rules Psychic Magic - Vol. 6 18
Bill Simon Specialization Effective Card Magic 13
Bill Simon The Importance of Practice Effective Card Magic 13
Bill Simon The Necessity of Trial Effective Card Magic 14
Bill Simon Understanding Theory Effective Card Magic 15
Bill Simon The Importance of Studying Simple Moves Effective Card Magic 15
Bill Simon Manipulation on using flourishes or not Effective Card Magic 16
Bill Simon Technicalities Effective Card Magic 16
Bill Simon The Art of Presentation Effective Card Magic 17
Bill Simon Spontaneous Resourcefulness Effective Card Magic 18
Bill Simon Conjurer vs. Gambler Effective Card Magic 19
Bill Simon The Best Magic Effective Card Magic 19
Bill Simon Handling Effective Card Magic 20
Bill Simon Cultivating Originality in Presentation Effective Card Magic 20
Bill Simon Unprepared Cards Effective Card Magic 20
Bill Simon Present Day Sophistication Effective Card Magic 21
Bill Simon Audience Participation Effective Card Magic 22
Bill Simon Patter Effective Card Magic 22
Bill Simon Poker Cards vs. Bridge Cards Effective Card Magic 24
Bill Simon Accessories Effective Card Magic 25
Bill Simon Originality Effective Card Magic 25
Theodore Annemann Introduction on performing, booklet contains reprints from the Sphinx Annemann's Buried Treasures
Bill Simon In General on practicing, entertainment Sleightly Sensational 5
James G. Thompson Jr. The Real Top Secrets Top Secrets of Magic 117
Dr. Reuben Ligan Facing Your Audience 26 Originals 2
Lewis Ganson The Vernon Touch The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 27
Bert Allerton Rules for the Close-Up Magician The Close-Up Magician 69
Tony Corinda Summary of Technique predictions, comments and tips on presentation Predictions 100
Bobby Bernard The Purpose of Close Up Magic Magic in Miniature 6
Bobby Bernard Good Taste in Close Up Magic - Points to Note When Performing. eight points Magic in Miniature 7
Bobby Bernard T.V. Close Up Magic some thoughts on performing on TV, brief Magic in Miniature 8
Tony Corinda (1) A Few Simple Rules for Working with Billets Billets 166
Tony Corinda, Maurice Fogel An Interview with Fogel on MentalismRelated to Book Tests 222
Tony Corinda Mediumistic Patter Mediumistic Stunts 276
Tony Corinda Establishing "Atmosphere" in the Seance Room Mediumistic Stunts 277
Tony Corinda The Stage Medium Mediumistic Stunts 278
Tony Corinda Introduction to Mentalism with Cards general remarks and theory Card Tricks 307
Tony Corinda Introduction general comments and theory for Q&A Question and Answer (Readings) 339
Tony Corinda Answering Questions Known questions of general and specific interest Question and Answer (Readings) 350
Tony Corinda Answering Questions From Platform private reader vs. stage reader, how to answer questions with a public, funny answers Question and Answer (Readings) 351
Tony Corinda Part Two: Dealing with Questions Unknown Question and Answer (Readings) 356
Robert A. Nelson On the Presentation of Mentalism brief More Miracles in Mentalism 20
Robert A. Nelson On Zodiac Readings More Miracles in Mentalism 27
Robert A. Nelson The Serious Business of Mentalism general remarks on performing mentalism Mentalism & Its Presentation 2
Robert A. Nelson Factors to Recognize Mentalism & Its Presentation 8
Sydney Bergson Further Thoughts on Mentalism Mentalism & Its Presentation 9
Robert A. Nelson The Build-Up how to name yourself Mentalism & Its Presentation 12
Robert A. Nelson Your Program Mentalism & Its Presentation 17
Robert A. Nelson Programming Mentalism & Its Presentation 19
Robert A. Nelson Presentation Mentalism & Its Presentation 26
Robert A. Nelson Comedy Relief comedy answers for Q&A questions Mentalism & Its Presentation 31
Tony Corinda The Essentials of Good Presentation Patter and Presentation 292
Tony Corinda (A) Personal Appearance Patter and Presentation 392
Tony Corinda (B) Manner and Speech Patter and Presentation 393
Tony Corinda (c) Patter Patter and Presentation 394
Tony Corinda (D) Good Effects choosing good and fitting material, structure of tricks, applause Patter and Presentation 398
Tony Corinda (E) Handling Patter and Presentation 403
Tony Corinda (F) Timing Patter and Presentation 404
Tony Corinda (G) Misdirection Patter and Presentation 407
Tony Corinda (H) Co-Ordination Patter and Presentation 411
Charlie Miller List of 40 Effects suitable for Children Shows The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 95
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller's USO Act The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 96
Charlie Miller Club Show (1936) list of effects, "The show I give is almost the same as that given by Malini" The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 97
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller's "Shell Christmas" Show Routine The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 98
Charlie Miller Jack Merlin's Act short description The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 101
Alan Milan A Few Thoughts on Radio Publicity Still More Miracles in Mentalism 69
David Hoy Background and Bold Approach of Dr. Faust on the Bold Approach to mentalism The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 5
J. B. Bobo Technique on routining coin magic The New Modern Coin Magic 355
Lewis Ganson The Presentation Of Close-Up Magic - approaching people
- different group sizes
- examination of objects
- containers to store props
- working surface
- music ("Ganson's Personal Orchestra")
- close-up effects
- length of performance
- practice
- economy of movement
- borrowing objects
The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 1 11
Charlie Miller General Remarks tips on performing Charlie Miller Lecture Notes 4
Charlie Miller My Routine Outlined structure of his professional shows Charlie Miller Lecture Notes 28
Hugh Miller, Al Koran Professional Presentation including Koran's comments on presentation and on the tricks in the book Al Koran's Professional Presentations 5
Gene Anderson Rubber Cement How rubber cement can be used Newspaper Magic 97
Gene Anderson The Torn and Restored Newspaper Analysis of basic methods Newspaper Magic 135
Gene Anderson Historical Methods Description of different methods (Al Baker, Slydini, Page, Elmsley, Grant, Neil Foster) Newspaper Magic 135
Gene Anderson Making the Most of the Newspaper Tearing Trick Other patter ideas and tips to enhance your routine Newspaper Magic 165
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Karl Fulves On the Presentation of Mathematical Tricks The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio) 297
Roy Johnson Viewpoint The Roy Johnson Experience 1
Rick Johnsson The "Too Perfect" Theory Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 247
Fred Kaps Some Things to Think About tips, book recommendations Fred Kaps Lecture 1
Frank Garcia Doing Close-up Magic Million Dollar Card Secrets 123
Jerry Mentzer Commentary on the performance of close-up magic, lapping possibilities, gaffed objects Close-up Cavalcade 3
Edward G. Brown Conjuring for Conjurers a lecture given in 1934 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 125
Edward G. Brown Lecture without a Name lecture from 1939, views on originality, theory, magic in general The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 131
Edward G. Brown A Brief Analysis of the Principles of Mental Magic lecture from 1942, thorough categorization of various principles of mental magic The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 140
Edward G. Brown, Colin Donister Misdirection lecture from 1943, written by Colin Donister The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 166
Edward G. Brown Forcing lecture from 1945 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 173
Edward G. Brown, Bruce Posgate Sleights and Subtleties lecture from 1947, reported by Bruce Posgate The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 198
Tony Shiels The Case for Cozenage magician vs. trickster Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 2) 20
Philip T. Goldstein "Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks ...and Some for Those Who Do!" on (un)importance of method vs effect, sleight-of-hand vs gimmick, four basic elements of method:
1. Natural Law Disguised
2. Secret Activity
3. Secretly Prepared Materials
4. Psychology
Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 1
Al Schneider Six Properties Of Deception 1. Mechanical Deception
2. Sleight-of-Hand
3. Misdirection
4. Body Language
5. Intention of Reality
6. Intention of Magic
Al Schneider On Coins 1
Fred Kaps Professional Views On Doing Professional Magic For The Layman excerpt from lecture notes Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 7) 82
Walt Lees Pointification guidelines on performing Pabular (Vol. 2, No. 3) 181
Faucett Ross The Beginning How to develop an act and how to work public shows Magic With Faucett Ross 20
Faucett Ross The Business Side How to become professional in magic (booking shows etc) Magic With Faucett Ross 20
Faucett Ross Practice How to practise Magic With Faucett Ross 22
Faucett Ross The Magician How to behave as a magician in public Magic With Faucett Ross 22
Faucett Ross Showmanship Magic With Faucett Ross 23
Faucett Ross Advice on Programmes How to structure the programme for a show Magic With Faucett Ross 23
Faucett Ross Some Great Card Classics Faucett describes his favorite card classics Magic With Faucett Ross 194
John Ramsay, Andrew Galloway On Misdirection Pabular (Vol. 2, No. 7) 231
Ken Hawes An Understanding on Andrew Galloway and John Ramsay Pabular (Vol. 2, No. 7) 236
Philip T. Goldstein Introduction on the basic effects and actions of mentalism The Blue Book of Mentalism 2
Jerry Andrus The "Clivot" Principle and Jog and Injog disadvantage of breaks and adavantages of jogs Andrus Card Control 18
Slydini Basic Precepts - Slydini's Secret of Entertaining Audiences
- The Basic Starting Position (for lapping tricks)
- The Eyes
- Notes on Natural Magic
- Developing Grace
- Coordination
- Noise
- Some General Observations
- To Conclude
The Best of Slydini ...and More 11
Slydini Psychology - Too Good to Be True coin vanish with lapping, psychology, too-perfect theory The Best of Slydini ...and More 20
Slydini More on Coordination The Best of Slydini ...and More 29
Slydini Slydini's Concept of Misdirection The Best of Slydini ...and More 33
Slydini Invisible Sleights The Best of Slydini ...and More 33
Slydini Misdirection vanish of object using lap The Best of Slydini ...and More 34
Slydini Timing - Checkpoints
- Applying the Concept of Timing
The Best of Slydini ...and More 37
Alan Shaxon The Magical TV Set children program, based on a box designed like a TV
- The Aerial
- The TV Times
- Tom & Jerry
- Commercial Break
- Egg Bag
- Commercial Time Again
- The Inevitable Western
- The Funnel and Foo Can
- The Givaway Show
- Sade the Seal
- Torn and Restored Serviette
- Radio to Rabbit
Practical Sorcery 49
Al Mann A Tractate on Fabulous Card Effects for the Mentalist - The Pros and Cons
- Do's and Don'ts
The Third Ecstasy 1
Bert Graham A Plea on business Pabular (Vol. 3, No. 10) 414
Bert Graham Another Plea on writing reviews Pabular (Vol. 3, No. 12) 448
Philip T. Goldstein Introduction on the presentation of mentalism The Red Book of Mentalism 2
Karl Fulves Fail/Safing The Experts how to practice something for fooling experts with it, example sleeving Impromptu Holdouts 16
Al Mann A Pause on moves and magnets in mentalism Psycho-Mentisis 2
Ross Bertram At the Card Table - Background
- T.V Gambling Interviews
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 79
Ross Bertram The Rhythm Count on rhythm in sleight-of-hand magic Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 159
John C. Wagner Final Word... 7 Secrets 58
Bobby Bernard The Hands condition of hands and how to moisten them Bernard's Lesson on Coin Magic 5
Frank Garcia Frank Garcia's Secret Recipe for Better Magic The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 89
John Northern Hilliard Some Great Quotes The Very Best of Cups and Balls 119
Walt Lees Constructing a Routine Same Effect... Different Method
Different Effects... Same Props
Secret Preparation... Impossible Finale
Several Tricks... All Done At Once
Routining By Presentation
Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 1) 620
Walt Lees Iconoclasms on moves Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 7) 708
Walt Lees Iconoclasms No. 2 on entertainment Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 8) 723
Tommy Wonder Tommy Wonder On Close-Up Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 9) 729
Walt Lees Iconoclasms No. 3 on the "magically sophisticated semi lay public" Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 9) 736
Father Cyprian The Poetry of Magic reflections on card magic Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 10) 743
Walt Lees Iconoclasms 4 on originality Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 11) 761
Ken Hawes Close Upping on table hopping, answering spectator's questions Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 12) 773
Frank Garcia Secret Recipe for Better Magic The Very Best of Cups and Balls 123
Karl Fulves Approaches to Misdirection The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1264
John F. Mendoza Magic & Magicians fooling magicians, flourishes, sucker tricks Close-up Presentations 87
Father Cyprian The Poetry of Magic - Interest
- Clarity
- Involvement of the Spectator
The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 78
Al Schneider Six Qualities Of The Performance 1. Importance
2. Non-Challenge
3. Quality Of The Performer
4. Control
5. Communication
6. Clarity
Al Schneider On Close-Up 1
Al Schneider A Word On Drills on learning technique Al Schneider On Close-Up 17
Fred Robinson On Fred Kaps Pabular (Vol. 6, No. 4) 830
Sam Schwartz The Voice Of Experience on organizing close-up shows Pabular (Vol. 6, No. 8) 888
Andrew Galloway Summary on misdirection Diverting Card Magic 54
Frank Garcia Frank Garcia's Secret Recipe for Better Magic Exclusive Card Miracles 74
Frank Garcia Frank Garcia's Secret Recipe for Better Magic Exclusive Card Secrets 78
Ron MacMillan Dress comments on what to wear Modern Art Of Coin Manipulation 75
Al Schneider Theory on the floatation of a Zombie Al Schneider On Zombie 29
Thomas Alan Waters Omnimancy essay on fortunetelling, Q&A, cold reading Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 89
Thomas Alan Waters Psychometry on psychometry and presenting mentalism Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry) 117
Thomas Alan Waters Presentation essay on presentation for psychometry
- Selling the Psychometry Effect
- Performance Situations - Good and Bad
- How Many Items?
- Single Object Readings
- Concealed Items (Unknown Objects, Known Objects)
- Blindfolds
- Locating the Participants
- The Psychometry Act
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry) 121
Thomas Alan Waters Scrypt on Billet Technique and Maurice Fogel Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 153
Mike Caveney Thumb Tips for M.C.'s tip for M.C.'s Magicomedy 71
Karl Fulves Film To Life filming tricks Origins 3
Karl Fulves Art And Magic comparing magic to jokes and art Origins 3
Karl Fulves Improvements Origins 5
Karl Fulves The Filmed Version objectivity Origins 5
Karl Fulves Anatomy Of The Effect on definition of effect Origins 6
Karl Fulves White Line Problem not crossing a line during performance, no-touch conditionRelated to Origins 8
Karl Fulves Block Analysis finding opportunity for method Origins 9
Karl Fulves Suicide Structure "all tricks are self-revealing" Origins 11
Karl Fulves Boundary Value Problems counting interaction with spectators Origins 11
Karl Fulves What's The Method? Origins 12
Karl Fulves The Law Of Stupid Audiences spectators are not stupid Origins 13
Karl Fulves Art Imitating Art magic doesn't imitate life Origins 13
Karl Fulves Anatomy Of Method Origins 14
Karl Fulves Mindreader's Dream can a real mindreader be fooled? Origins 15
Karl Fulves Effect = Method Origins 16
Karl Fulves Method Times Five one of five predicted, on multiple out principle Origins 17
Karl Fulves Shadow vs. Substance Origins 17
Daryl Martinez In Praise of the Lowly Flourish essay For Your Entertainment Pleasure 5
Fred Robinson On Competitions Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 1) 974
Roger Crosthwaite An Approach to Magic Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 2) 991
Horace Spencer Busking in the Saloon Bars Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 2) 993
Roger Crosthwaite An Approach to Magic - Part 2 Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 4) 1028
Roger Crosthwaite An Approach to Magic Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 5) 1041
Patrick Page The Page boy speaks on exposure Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 5) 1046
Thomas Alan Waters Deckalogue on playing cards in mentalism Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 195
Mike Caveney Ground Rules on the selection of props and the stage persona Ideas 1
Thomas Alan Waters Grymwyr on bizarre magick Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 238
Thomas Alan Waters Octasm on mentalism Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 292
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on Misdirection John Ramsay and Max Malini's misdirection skills The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 112
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on "The Actor in Magic" The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 113
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on "Sleight-of-Hand" On what he thinks the most useful sleights are The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 114
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on "The Classics of Close-Up" The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 115
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on Television On the potential of magic on TV The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 117
Bobby Bernard Just a Thought on the "Charlie Chaplin Shuffle" How Bobby uses a false shuffle done by Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush, same thinking as Ron "Ravelli" WohlRelated to The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 84
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on the Movies How magicians should be portrayed in movies The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 118
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on Close-Up Presentation The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 119
Jim Cellini "Cellini" writes about Magic The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part I 97
Phillip Young Magicians and Creativity Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 4
John Carney The Logic of Deception essay on magic as an art Carney Knowledge 5
John Carney Study essay on how to practice and adapt routines Carney Knowledge 10
John Carney Presentation essay on audience management and routining Carney Knowledge 15
John Carney The Importance of Concepts discussion on importance of magic principles and references for further reading Carney Knowledge 19
John Carney Effect essay on effect objectives, presentation and performance style Carney Knowledge 26
John Carney Conviction essay on power of belief and consistency of action Carney Knowledge 29
John Carney Routining thoughts on routine construction Carney Knowledge 33
John Carney Naturalness thoughts Carney Knowledge 38
John Carney Moves - Use and Abuse thoughts Carney Knowledge 44
John Carney Entertainment thoughts Carney Knowledge 48
John Carney Respect for Art thoughts Carney Knowledge 56
Unknown Among the Great Unwashed "Close-up at Blackpool", convention review Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 9) 1101
Fred Robinson A Tribute to Ken Brooke Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 10) 1113
Ross Bertram A Note on Optics on retention of vision principle Bertram on Sleight of Hand 22
Ross Bertram The Way of All Flesh palming tip Bertram on Sleight of Hand 248
Ross Bertram Dry Hands tip Bertram on Sleight of Hand 248
Ross Bertram Reflections mirror practice tip Bertram on Sleight of Hand 249
Ross Bertram Don't Kill the Audience, or Yourself on structuring effects Bertram on Sleight of Hand 249
Ross Bertram Who are we Fooling? Bertram on Sleight of Hand 249
Ross Bertram Little Things Mark the Professional Bertram on Sleight of Hand 249
Ross Bertram The Rhythm Count tip Bertram on Sleight of Hand 250
Ross Bertram It Pays Off Bertram on Sleight of Hand 251
Ross Bertram Food for Thought interview Bertram on Sleight of Hand 254
Paul Harris Creative Close-Up - Step I. Setting Goals
- Master Goal List
- Step II. The Known
- Step III. The Unknown
- Step IV. A Connecting Line of Thought
A Close-Up Kinda Guy 108
Jon Racherbaumer Someone Called me a Fool... Facsimile (Issue 1) 36
Steve Beam Style on practicing a new routine quickly The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 4
Bart Whaley Towards a General Theory of Deception see title Epoptica (Issue 5) 270
Jon Racherbaumer Magic on Television West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1, No. 2) 7
Earl Nelson Competition in Magic on magic contests West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1, No. 2) 54
Thomas Alan Waters Cardiact on cards and mentalism Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cardiact) 523
Thomas Alan Waters Spyryt on being real, and audience perception and believe Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Spyryt) 567
Thomas Alan Waters Thynk on presenting mentalism Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 591
Adam Fleischer The State-Of-The-Art In Magic 1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 xxi
Max Maven Compared to What? on Sturgeon's Law The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 xxii
Michael Ammar A Look At Magic, 1984 And Beyond The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 xxiv
Jay Sankey State-Of-The-Art, 1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 xxvi
Paul Harris Foreword on the performance of close-up magic Close-up Seductions
Steve Beam Creating Magic hot to invent tricks
- Creating Magic
- Warning!!
- Getting into the Mood
- Tools
- Background
- Second Guessing Authors
- Other Magicians
- Magic Catalogs
- Laymen
- Lying
- Problems
- Brainstorming
- Name Dropping
- Existing Tricks
- Routines
- The Trick Brain
- Living with an Idea
- Step by Step
- Conclusion
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 5) 69
Jan Torell Geräusche on sound and visibility of vanishing objects when they make a noise Rund um den Zaubertisch 33
Jan Torell Meine Gedanken zum Programm on building an act Rund um den Zaubertisch 34
Jan Torell Qualitätsstufen different levels of deception Rund um den Zaubertisch 35
Jan Torell Zeit-Probleme on preparing a show at the venue, light, setting etc. Rund um den Zaubertisch 36
Richard Hatch, Richard Osterlind Observations on the Status of Magic Epoptica (Issue 7) 429
Eugene Burger A Conversation Along a Thickly Wooded Path philosophical thoughts... The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3, No. 28, 29 & 30) 302
Russell T. Barnhart The Smoke-Filled Room Satire The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3, No. 31, 32 & 33) 340
Danny Korem The Art of Stand-Up essay on limitations and strengths Korem without Limits 47
Danny Korem Mind Meddlers - Love is a Trick essay on claimed psychic powers of James Hydrick Korem without Limits 133
Thomas Alan Waters Myxtyr on the perception of being real as a mentalist Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr) 637
Thomas Alan Waters Mystyx on credits, originality and copying Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 679
Thomas Alan Waters Fynys on wanting success and believability Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 719
Steve Beam The Good, the Bad & the Layman comments and thoughts on magic
1. Magician or Actor?
2. Why aren't Magicians Tougher on Each Other?
3. Are Magicians too Tough on Each Other?
4. The "Commercial" Trick
5. Good Versus Bad Tricks
6. The Commercial Magicians
7. The Attitude
8. Conclusion
Followed by comments of Don Morris, John Riggs, Leroy Blackstone, Phillip Young, Dexter Cleveland, Wayne Kyzer
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 245
Jay Sankey Sankey's Last Word Essay on some thoughts on creativity, structuring routines etc. Sankey Panky 120
Mike Rogers Fifty Undeniable Truths about Magic Epoptica (Issue 12) 570
Juan Tamariz The Theory of False Solutions and The Magic Way Related toVariations The Magic Way 13
Juan Tamariz The Five Points In Magic The Five Points in Magic 13
Juan Tamariz First Point: The Eyes - presentation
- techniques of expression
1. do not look
2. shift your gaze
3 crossing the gaze
4 double crossing the gaze
The Five Points in Magic 17
Juan Tamariz Second Point: The Voice - audibility
- variety (in volume & in manner of speech and intonation)
- clear ideas
- mentalism as an exercice
The Five Points in Magic 35
Juan Tamariz Third Point: The Hands - aesthetics
- expressivity
- professors of magical powers
- sounds
- imitate objects and animals
- symbolic gestures
- physical communication
- other functions
- in short
- clarity
The Five Points in Magic 49
Juan Tamariz Fourth and Fifth Points - the body and the feet
- the feet
- the newspaper-rule
- the body
- language
- postures - positions - movements
The Five Points in Magic 61
Jose Carroll Conflicts - the magic conflict
- suspense
- other techniques
- rational conflict
- the challenge
- personal conflict
52 Lovers 11
Steve Beam Name Brand Magic promoting the name, like a brandRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 25) 425
Simon Lovell Thinks Some of Simon's pet hates Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 11
Simon Lovell You And Them Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 13
Simon Lovell Tipping How to get tips Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 133
Steve Beam Style on using a portable backdrop for stage magicians The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 29) 515
Alexander de Cova 5. Die Figur character development The Magic is You 8
Alexander de Cova 6. Die Realisation 1. Das Vaudeville-System
2. Die Trickauswahl
The Magic is You 10
Alexander de Cova 7. Kreativität 1. Der Ideenpool
2. Das Creative Chart System
3. Die Mind Map Methode
The Magic is You 14
Michael Close Introduction - What is a "Worker"
- Who is this Michael Close, anyway?
- A Philosophy of Magic
- About Audience Management
- How to Read this Manuscript
Workers Number 1 1
Wesley James Stop Fooling Us Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes i
Wesley James The Keys to Entertainment - Interest
- Receptiveness
- Provocation
- Substance
Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes ii
Wesley James Performer's Obligation Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes vii
Mike Caveney Serious Laughter on comedy and patter Square One 17
Eugene Burger Are Card Tricks Card Magic Square One 29
Tommy Wonder Thoughts In Mid-Air essay on Zombie and on floating Square One 41
Michael Weber Improvised vs. Impromptu: An Introduction by Way of Definition Life Savers 9
Gary Kurtz Nod Technique Relentless 5
Alexander de Cova Theorie & Praxis - Der Effekt
- Die Präsentation
- Die Requisiten
- Zuschauerbeteiligung
- Kreativität
Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1, No. 2) 25
John Carney Secret Philosophy - Progress Well Begun
- Approaches to Artifice
- Beyond Craft
- The Magical Muse
- Perspective on Our Personal Planets
- The Shape of Cut Cloth
- Misdirection
- In Conclusion
Carneycopia xi
Michael Close Introduction - Some Soul Searching
- A Sense of Conviction
- Paying the Price
- In the Auditorium of the Mind
- How to Learn from this Manuscript
Workers Number 2 1
Michael Close The Theory of Penetration Effects Workers Number 2 5
Christoph Borer Risiko - einige Gedanken on using risk/hazard as a method Risque 7
Alex Elmsley Alex Elmsley On the Theory and Practice of Magic The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 3
Alex Elmsley The Automatic Producer An outline of points designed to analyze an act for problems and to find solutions for those problems The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 11