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Stuart P. Cramer Les Cartes par Hasard card thought of from the middle while riffled, multiple out after dealing into four pilesInspired by The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 182
Norman Ashworth Before your Eyes message on slate becomes name of selection when wiping over it, idea by Charles Nyquist on page 270Related toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 203
Unknown Divining Deck chosen card indicates position of selectionRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 191
Michael F. Zens Quadruple Poker Trick Related toVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 369
M. Jules Dhotel A New Top Card Production card pushed out and pivoted upwards behind deckRelated toVariations More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 25
Walter B. Gibson Perplexity two cards in twenty card packet at unknown positions change place (more or less)Related to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 88) 553
Francis Carlyle Carlyle's Card idea by Fred Braue on page 214, see referenceRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 196
Warren Wiersbe Numerical Discovery Variations Action with Cards 12
Vynn Boyar An Amusing Interlude wine visibly vanishes from glass, when it is raised to the lipsVariations My Best 291
Unknown Pop Up top half flies to table, selection appearsVariations Early Marlo (Issue Marlo's Discoveries) 50
Unknown Enlarging and Diminishing Cards classic fan techniqueRelated to The Royal Road to Card Magic 276
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Key key balanced on finger turns overVariations The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 246) 984
Bill Simon "Touch" Retouched ungaffed, one cardVariations Effective Card Magic 148
Bert Allerton The Jumping Flower paper napkin flower jumps from lapel to lapel, threadVariations The Close-Up Magician 55
Dai Vernon "Picking off the Pip" Related to Inner Secrets of Card Magic 47
Dai Vernon Jumbo Surprise a Card becomes a Jumbo Card when turned over on the tableVariations Inner Secrets of Card Magic 38
Dai Vernon The Optical Move Related to Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 21
Chan Canasta Oops 9: Look out for a number 1089 force, prediction is 6801 on the page, must flip upside down to reveal predictionRelated to Book of Oopses 20
Harry Lorayne Snap! Related toVariations HEX! 25
Lin Searles Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted and four aces on top of discard piles, see also p. 486 for comment by Charles HudsonInspired byRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 9) 430
Eddie Fechter A Fechter Force packet cutting timing force with outVariations Card Cavalcade 45
Edward Marlo More Miracle Card Changes different variations (including tabled)Related to Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 149
Mark Weston Splitz double backer is put in the center of the deck, the cards next to it are removed and the double backer split in two normal cards, the cards match the other two cardsRelated to Pabular (Vol. 3, No. 11) 433
Edward Marlo The 3 1/2 Second Stack Related to Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 314
Steve Beam Purse Appearance one-handed using purse palm Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 37
Steve Beam 2-3-3 Illusion two coins change into 3, optical illusion presentation Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 38
Steve Beam The Okito Box general comments Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 41
Steve Beam Toss Out Steal as coins are dumped out Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 42
Steve Beam Swivel Bottom Move Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 43
Steve Beam Toss Out Color Change Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 43
Steve Beam Toss Out Change/Switch with Okito Box Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 44
Steve Beam Change Box half dollar shaken in Okito Box, when tossed out it changes into 2 quarters Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 45
Steve Beam Topless Bottom Switch switching 2 Boxes Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 45
Steve Beam Four Copper, Four Silver four coins change at once Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 46
Steve Beam, Harvey Rosenthal Box Change box changes color as well, using Rosenthal move from his lecture notes Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 47
Steve Beam Nest of Box marked coin from hand to box Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 48
Steve Beam Hand and Box Transposition Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 48
Steve Beam One Coin Thru through coin box Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 49
Steve Beam Optional Part II coin from hand to box Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 49
Steve Beam Coins to Box four coins one by one Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 50
Steve Beam Another Paddle Move with Coins Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 54
Steve Beam Modified Salem Switch Related to Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 54
Steve Beam Pumpkin Seed Diminish coin visibly shrinks to miniature coin Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 55
Steve Beam Through the Hand through back of hand into glass Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 55
Steve Beam Nest Egg marked coin to egg Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 59
David Roth Pop Outs Tabled productionRelated toVariations CoinMagic 20
Steve Beam Introduction Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 1
Steve Beam "Thanks-Given" thanking Rhett Bryson, Keith Breen, Jeff White, Phillip Young, Don Morris Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 60
Steve Beam Light and Dark Switch "This is a good alternative for The Bobo Switch" Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 4
Don Morris, Steve Beam Modified Copper/Silver Toss Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 6
Steve Beam Thumbs Up Switch table edge, lapping Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 6
Steve Beam In a Pinch stealing one of several into Tenkai Pinch, one-handed Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 6
Steve Beam Flipped Out coin switched as it is picked up and flipped in air, one-handed Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 8
Steve Beam Copper/Silver Flipped Out (transformation) use of previous switch Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 10
Steve Beam Drawback one half dollar under each hand, they travel under one hand, in repeat change into dollar Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 11
Steve Beam Drawback and Nothing variation of previous trick with vanish finale, tabled Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 13
Steve Beam Delayed Table Transit one half dollar under each hand, they travel under one hand Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 13
Keith Breen, Steve Beam Two Cards, Two Coins transposition underneath two cards Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 14
Steve Beam Chinese-A-Chinese coins stick to hand Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 15
Steve Beam Copper/Copper/Copper/Silver coin changes when tossed to hand Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 17
Steve Beam Change Purse lapping Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 18
Steve Beam Foreign Coins two coins transform into American coins, ends clean Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 20
Steve Beam Spellbound Again Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 22
Steve Beam Dime and Penny dime changes into American penny, edge grip Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 25
Steve Beam The Pancake Coin very thin coin, shaved Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 26
Steve Beam Polish Heads or Tails coin covered, performer can uncover coin and always win, using Pancake Coin Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 26
Steve Beam Heads or Heads demonstration of controlled coin flip, using Pancake Coin Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 27
Steve Beam Through the Table with glass and single coin, coin seen halfway in table, using Pancake Coin Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 27
Steve Beam Susan B. head on coin changes, using Pancake Coin Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 28
Steve Beam Push Thru Dollar coin visibly penetrates cased deck, all cards have holes except selection, using Pancake Coin Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 29
Steve Beam Number One "Doing it by the Numbers", coin changes into small metal number 1 Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 33
Steve Beam Like One coin changes into small metal number 1 Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 33
Steve Beam Nothing Left coin changes into small metal number 0 Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 33
Steve Beam German Coins German coin changes into small metal number 9 Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 33
Steve Beam Nine to Six transformation routine with small metal numbers Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 33
Steve Beam Rattle Wand coin from wand Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 34
Steve Beam Show Three, Throw Four three coins become 4 Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 35
Steve Beam Introduction Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 1
Steve Beam Introduction to the Heavywork Card Series The Changing of the Cards 2
Steve Beam Introduction The Changing of the Cards 3
Steve Beam Bottoms Up coin through bottom of glass Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 5
Steve Beam "Thanksgiven" The Changing of the Cards 39
Steve Beam Muscular Coins through Table using marked coin and glass Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 6
Steve Beam Vacuum Glass coin vanishes and reappears in glass that is "sealed" between the palms Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 6
Steve Beam Pleasant Under Glass glass upside down on table, coin visually penetrates into glass from top Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 7
Steve Beam The Coin Star using wand or pen Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 9
Steve Beam The Complete Coin Vanish Attachment sleeving for shirt sleeves Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 12
Steve Beam Multiple Click Pass Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 13
Steve Beam, Woody Landers, Harvey Rosenthal The Basic Unload Move using cardboard-cellophane coin holders for coin collectors, see The Trapdoor No. 7, p. 104 for credit information Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 15
Steve Beam Two Coin Unload using cardboard-cellophane coin holders for coin collectors Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 16
Steve Beam Turnover Switch using cardboard-cellophane coin holders for coin collectors Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 17
Steve Beam Crystal Clear Penetration using cardboard-cellophane coin holders for coin collectors Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 17
Steve Beam Crystal Coin Case using cardboard-cellophane coin holders for coin collectors, marked coin stapled inside and wrapped in handkerchief, coin penetrates both Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 18
Steve Beam Table Slide subtlety using cardboard-cellophane coin holders for coin collectors Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 19
Steve Beam Just in Case using cardboard-cellophane coin holders for coin collectors, coin stapled inside changes to copper Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 19
Steve Beam Salem Switch Related to Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 21
Steve Beam Scoop Turnover Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 22
Steve Beam Thumb Steal Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 23
Phillip Young How to Get Your Steve Beam Books for Free! Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 31
Steve Beam Drop Steal Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 24
Steve Beam Silver Sequence coin vanishes and reappears with handwashing sequence Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 27
Jeff Busby (reviewer) The Changing of the Cards by Steve Beam Epoptica (Issue 1) 46
Steve Beam Counting Forty as Four spectator gets glimpse of load of coins which then vanishes without ever being produced Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 31
Steve Beam Folding Coins giant coin produced from small rubber purse Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 31
Steve Beam Impromptu Scotch and Soda copper coin changes into silver in spectator's hand, ungaffed Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 32
Steve Beam Card Compression four aces compressed into two twos, into a four, then card vanishesAlso published here Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 35
Steve Beam Braless miniature bra produced from coin which turns red in shame Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 33
Don Morris Son of Camelot black King and Queen turn red and then a small card appears (birth to son)Related to
  • Don Morris' "Camelot" in Steve Beam's "They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To"
Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 38
Steve Beam Muscular Coins Across gag using muscle pass Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 36
Steve Beam Can You Spare a Dime dime transforms into miniature coke can Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 37
Steve Beam Drop Change Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 46
Steve Beam Big Bucks gag with fake bill Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 38
Steve Beam Shoot Out tabled productionRelated to Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 39
Steve Beam Candy Coins coin to candy Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 40
Steve Beam Multiple Coin Spinning stack of coins is spun and they all fall with the same side up Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 41
Steve Beam Around the World with Spellbound Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 41
Steve Beam The Box general comments Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 43
Steve Beam The Perfect Climax coin dumped out of box becomes jumbo coin Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 44
Steve Beam Pandora's Box coins appear in box Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 44
Steve Beam Pandora's Box II boston box, coins appear in box Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 45
Steve Beam The Bottomless Box fifteen coins produced from one box Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 47
Steve Beam Drop Box Turnover Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 48
Steve Beam Spin Change The Changing of the Cards 4
Steve Beam Sixty Nine six changes into 9 when spun The Changing of the Cards 6
Steve Beam Propeller Change Spin Change that starts with single card The Changing of the Cards 7
Steve Beam Round Change card changes into circular playing card The Changing of the Cards 8
Steve Beam Turnabout humorous presentation for transforming wrong card into selection The Changing of the Cards 9
Steve Beam Twister The Changing of the Cards 9
Steve Beam Drop Change as card is thrown on tabled pile of cards The Changing of the Cards 11
Steve Beam Multiple Drop Change for example kings into aces The Changing of the Cards 12
Steve Beam Drop Change Transposition visual The Changing of the Cards 13
Steve Beam Hole Card Change transposition presented as secret switch The Changing of the Cards 14
Steve Beam Flash Change The Changing of the Cards 15
Steve Beam Blow Change The Changing of the Cards 16
Steve Beam Rotary Change as deck is turned end for end The Changing of the Cards 17
Steve Beam Don't Blow It The Changing of the Cards 20
Steve Beam Cool Change fan cover The Changing of the Cards 22
Steve Beam Jack Stabbers wrong sandwiched card changes into right, then is lost again and caught with sandwich cards during spectator's dribble The Changing of the Cards 24
Steve Beam Maeb-y Count right hand buckle as cards are counted from right to left The Changing of the Cards 25
Steve Beam Alternative Stab Handling The Changing of the Cards 28
Steve Beam, Edward Marlo The SHOTB Change Stuff hanging out the back changeInspired by The Changing of the Cards 30
Steve Beam The SHOTB Four The Changing of the Cards 33
Steve Beam Dhotel Change as color changeInspired byRelated to The Changing of the Cards 35
Steve Beam Time for a Change presentation for a color change The Changing of the Cards 36
Steve Beam Visine Change 2 tabled card wiped with one-handed fans The Changing of the Cards 37
Martin A. Nash Fast Stack 1 shuffle and some cuttingRelated to Best of Friends 74
Steve Beam Introduction Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 4
Steve Beam Glasses chapter intro Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 5
Steve Beam Vanishes chapter intro Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 9
Steve Beam Cases chapter intro on cardboard-cellophane coin holders for coin collectors Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 14
Steve Beam Sleights chapter intro Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 21
Steve Beam Handwashes chapter intro Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 24
Steve Beam Miscellaneous chapter intro Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 30
Steve Beam "Thanksgiven" thanks to Jim Culver, Chris Ball, Henry Pettit, John Berry, Hank McNair, Woody Landers, Bev Bergeron, Don Odom, Kevin Justice, Donna Givens, James & Beverly Flynn Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 52
Derek Dingle Rollover Aces Variations The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 148
Steve Beam Introduction Super Stack - The One Second Poker Stack 1
Steve Beam Super Stack - The One Second Poker Stack - The Work
- Status Report
- Synopsis of the Cull and Set-Up
- Overhand Shuffle - Four Hand Stack
- The Riffle Shuffle
- Synopsis of the Riffle Shuffles
Inspired byRelated to Super Stack - The One Second Poker Stack 2
Steve Beam The Last Word Super Stack - The One Second Poker Stack 9
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Letter from the Power Company The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 22
Jean-Jacques Sanvert, Steve Beam Incredible Table Change no-lapping, similar to Eidetic Change, 4 handlings (also as visible sandwich change), credit correction see page 888 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6, No. 3) 751
Tony Miller Billtration folded card through bill, also credited to Scott Robinson, see TrapdoorRelated to The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2, No. 13) 117
Bill Kalush Rubber Ringer finger ring on rubber bandRelated toVariations The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2, No. 13) 120
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II by Steve Beam Epoptica (Issue 3) 153
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Super Stack - The One Second Poker Stack by Steve Beam Epoptica (Issue 4) 210
Steve Beam Upside Down Chinese compass effect with the words "up" and "down", square plaque, several moves, see also p. 51 for additional ideas and remarks by Martin Gardner, Dan Garrett and Sid Lorraine, more ideas on p. 990 by Lee FredRelated toVariations The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 1
Steve Beam Style on practicing a new routine quickly The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 4
Steve Beam The Maeb-y Count right hand buckle as cards are counted from right to leftRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 5
Steve Beam Back to Aces all backs with four cards, one by one they change into aces The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 6
Steve Beam Flushtration Count Variation as all back display, taking cards from each side The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 7
Steve Beam Olram Subtlety more a variation of a Flushtration Count The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 7
Steve Beam Card Problems humorous article The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 9
Steve Beam Lock & Key producing a lock, to add humor to a prediction, wordplay The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 9
Steve Beam Leftovers on David Copperfield, Daryl, Darwin Ortiz, Mendoza, Harry Blackstone jr. The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 10
Steve Beam Cut and Restored Belt The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 12
Steve Beam, Wayne Kyzer Mail Box fake biography of a certain Plooster family The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 13
Steve Beam Math comedy prediction, unsolvable math question, in envelope The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 14
Steve Beam Forethought The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 16
Steve Beam Name-Calling toy license plates, performer tries to divine spectator's name, holds up wrong plate and puts it in an envelope, name on plate transforms into name of spectator, comedy routine The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 17
Steve Beam Style constructing a practice mirror, three mirrors, different angles The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 19
Steve Beam Reward huge check in envelope as an insurance, when turned over it matches the selection The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 21
Steve Beam Letter to Steve Beam fake letter to author, apparently by Malcolm No-Heart from the South Carolina Electric Co. The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 22
Steve Beam Stop! say stop gag, when card should be selected by shuffling The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 23
Steve Beam The Five Kings Card Trick The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 24
Steve Beam Biographical Rope humorous routine with a rope, several knots and fitting patter, see also p. 543 and p. 860 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 27
Steve Beam Joke The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 29
Steve Beam Rollover Kings four kings production, last two kings with Elliott's Brrrrtttt!Inspired byRelated toVariations The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 32
Steve Beam Coins in Bottle 57 cents produced from a Heinz 57 Sauce bottle, see Addendum for additional ideasRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 34
Steve Beam Top Stock gag, cards are openly added after spectator shuffled the deck The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 35
Steve Beam Leftovers on Playboy revealing secrets and National Magic Day (second Sunday in may) The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 36
Steve Beam Convincer for Rubber Ringer Inspired by The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 36
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Extra Issue for Contribution The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 60
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Calculating your Sales Tax The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 5) 78
Steve Beam Subscriptions - The Trapdoor and The Economy The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 103
Steve Beam Early Riser ambitious card sequence, card rises once visibly, plunger The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 37
Steve Beam Downs' Upper variation on the Downs change, without table, as an ambitious card sequence The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 39
Steve Beam Pip Picker picking off the pip, convincer and diamond produced as a climax, see also p. 67Inspired by The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 40
Steve Beam The Final Months? fictitious talk between Harry Lorayne and Richard Kaufman The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 41
Steve Beam All Backs Addition two moves for all back routines, a display of all cards and a transformation (one handed top palm) The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 41
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Letter from Inetta Staley from Inetta R. Staley to Steve Beam, thank you letter for a performance The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 46
Steve Beam Paper Gaber gag, performer doesn't look, so he reads newspaper, two holes in it The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 46
Steve Beam All Keyed Up car key transformation, humorous presentation, see also p. 67 for more ideas The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 47
Steve Beam The Human Printing Press printing of a business card, also business card gag, variation of paddle moveInspired byRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 47
Steve Beam Advertisement Heckler-Splat The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 50
Steve Beam Leftovers on The Winter Carnival of Magic in Gatlingburg, Houdini, Randi, John Riggs, Harvey Rosenthal, Dexter Cleveland The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 52
Steve Beam (reviewer) Card Sharp On Duty - Please Wait To Be Cheated by Allan Hayden The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 52
Steve Beam The Human Eraser message on paper becomes name of selection when wiping over it or when spectator tries to erase it, rubber cementRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 53
Steve Beam Pieces of 8 cards with numbers, selection does not match prediction, prediction changes to correct number, rubber cement The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 54
Steve Beam Floor Fan when spectator tries to select a card, also as a bold card force The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 55
Steve Beam Pen Vanish first pen then cap vanish, entire pen is eventually produced from pocket The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 56
Steve Beam Pen Reverse pen is pushed through hand and reverses in doing so, cap on other side The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 57
Steve Beam Jumping Flower Inspired by The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 58
Steve Beam False Faro diagonal pressure and swivel cutRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 59
Steve Beam Transpo-1 one card sticks out of middle of the packet The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 61
Steve Beam Variation on Vernon's Push Through Flourish as a color change The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 61
Steve Beam The New Sleight that Resembles a Second Deal card sticking in the middle is apparently removed, when in fact the second card is taken The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 61
Steve Beam Transpo-2 card sticking in the middle, second transforms in the hand The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 62
Steve Beam The Shrink humorous patter for diminishing cardsInspired byRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 63
Steve Beam Hot Dog! repeated hot dog production, put in bag and all vanish, like sponge banana production, see p. 104 for additional idea by Kevin Justice The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 64
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
Steve Beam The Effect of Alcohol on Performing Magic The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 67
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
Steve Beam ""Touch" Retouched" Rehashed Inspired by The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 5) 84
Steve Beam Ideas with a Rubberbanded Deck The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 5) 84
Steve Beam Leftovers on The Equinox, an All Backs Joke by John Riggs, John Murray, Kevin Justice's birthday card idea, Walter Gibson, Harry Blackstone Sr., Lloyd Jones, James Bazemore, birth of Casey Lauren Beam The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 5) 88
Steve Beam Ring Through Spectator's Hand Inspired by
  • a move by Jeff White in "Visual Inspirations, Vol. 2"
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 5) 87
Steve Beam Key Bender old car keys, borrowed, bent and unbent The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 91
John Riggs Cold Fold card fold into quarters, bottom of the deck, finesse on Scarne's card foldInspired byRelated toAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 92
Steve Beam Compu-Card computer reveals wrong card, selection is changed to match prediction, then computer cursor is moved magically, code to program it on the computerRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 94
Steve Beam Teleforce computer program reveals selection, with codeRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 95
Steve Beam Style acupressure to reduce stage fright The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 97
Steve Beam GIGO joke, code to unable people opening filesRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 98
Steve Beam Puzzler two indicator cardsInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 99
Steve Beam Leftovers a joke by Wayne Kyzer for the Guillotine act, Henry Pettit The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 104
Steve Beam Calculator Trick sum prediction, with calculator, automatic shut-off recallRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 104
Steve Beam Ask the Accountant made up questions by magicians to a tax accountant The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 131
Steve Beam Double Prophecy two cards stabbed in the deck, value is used two find two selections, see p. 160 for correctionsRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 132
Steve Beam Double Prophecy Move with two cards The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 133
Steve Beam Electric Chair card rises from deck, in case held by spectator, electric chair presentation, two methodsRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 134
Steve Beam Blank Impact gag idea for Impact, blank cardRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 136
Steve Beam Dead Spread table spread turnover gag, spectator fails to turnover cards, spread breaks halfway The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 137
Steve Beam Leftovers a computer gag, Henry Pettit, Dan Garrett, Phil Young, Wayn Kyzer's bear handed production gag, , a coin gag by Dexter Cleveland, Don Morris, a probability impossible trick for magician's by Steve Beam The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 140
Steve Beam Shakedown first face up and face down shuffled deck and then red and black cards visually separate, faro condition, cards dropRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 141
Woody Landers Finger Flinger Reversal spread cover, card from center reversed on the bottomRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 146
Meir Yedid Cliff Hanger long spread of card between the hands without visible supportRelated to Best of Friends - Volume II 546
Steve Beam Rollout deck is dropped, turns 360 degrees and lands on the table, one card jumps out The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 148
Steve Beam The Color Changing Card Case The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 149
Steve Beam Card Compression four aces compressed into two twos, into a four, then card vanishesRelated toAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 151
Steve Beam Welcome Mat message on back of close up mat, gag The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 155
Steve Beam Camera Tricks FISM Flash gag The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 155
Steve Beam Leftovers on Dexter Cleveland, Harry Anderson, Doug Henning, The Jinx, optical illusions, a gag for introducing a handkerchief to a modern audience The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 160
Steve Beam Charged Cards several phases, apparently cards are charged with electric energy
1. single card rises from deck
2. half of a card stands on table on the long end
3. half of a card stands on table on the short end
4. four quarters of a card cling to the fingers
5. card spread is picked up (Jerry Andrus)
see also p. 243 for additional idea by Jim Surprise
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 10) 161
Steve Beam More? card case sticks to wall The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 10) 168
Steve Beam The Beam Guide to Attending Magic Conventions Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 10) 169
Steve Beam Arise rising card with false finger The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 10) 174
Steve Beam The Finger gags and ideas with a false finger
1. Misnomer
2. Let Your Fingers Do The Walking
3. Sticky Fingers
4.. Item #4
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 10) 175
Steve Beam Leftovers The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 10) 176
Steve Beam The VCR The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 11) 181
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam The Dusty Drink glass fills up several times, funny patterInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 11) 182
Steve Beam Expanded Autograph Hound black card with full of signatures, a magician is named and all autographs are erased except the one from the named magicianRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 11) 184
James Swoger The Throw Up Move move to get in cut and restored rope / stringRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 11) 185
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Subscription Drive The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 110
Wayne Kyzer Ooze gags for razor blade swallowing, second one by Steve Beam, see also p. 228 for additional ideas The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 11) 188
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Find the Names Puzzle The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 130
Steve Beam Leftovers on duct tape, Dan Fleshman, Wayne Kyzer, George Wallace, James Swoger, Phil Thomas, Paul Wolman, Jerry Andrus, video editing, John Riggs The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 11) 192
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Handling Fee The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 145
John Riggs The Thing small puppet hand in coin purse, throws coin out, more ideas on "Mr. Jimmy" by Steve BeamRelated toAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 193
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Don't Renew The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 11) 180
Steve Beam Flash Finale flames from coin purse, as a finale to The Thing, gag The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 196
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Renew Now The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 201
Steve Beam Airspread II gimmick version The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 200
Steve Beam The Epidimus gag interview with "The Pimp", including The Pimp's Delight The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 205
John Riggs Rollover Revisited cards shuffled face up / face down, four of a kind is produced and cards all turn into same direction againInspired byAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 208
Steve Beam Leftovers on John Riggs and Henry Looper The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 212
Steve Beam Impact! several spectators cut a small packet and remember a card, all cards are found, deck can be riffle shuffled once, chains, see also p. 987 for additional idea by Geoff WilliamsRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 105
Steve Beam Ping Pong Force ping pong ball is thrown to audience, way to arrive at a stooge, see p. 436 for additional ideas The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 107
Steve Beam Fish Tricks wordplay joke, impression of a fish The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 110
Steve Beam The Great Divide two selections, card with total of values is removed and split into selection, card with value total appears sandwiched between selectionsRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 111
Steve Beam Siamese Stab double facer handed out for examination, see addendum for presentation patter, see also p. 543 for additional ideasRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 114
Steve Beam Making Faces fusion and split of two cards The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 115
Steve Beam, Wayne Kyzer Raisin' Rabbits joke, apparently rabbit appears and disappears, handful of raisins as proof, see p. 351 for credit informationAlso published here
  • "Raisin' Rabbits" by Rick Johnsson in "Practical Impossibilities" 1976
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 117
Steve Beam Leftovers on an idea for finding a check with muscle reading, a very risky idea to find a selected card over the phone, John Riggs The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 120
Glenn Strange The Time Bomb joke, alarm clock / bomb is given to spectator to hold, see p. 436 for additional ideas by Meir YedidRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 121
Steve Beam Middle-Guage Spread card spread on the table two cards turned over and value is used to count in the spread, both end on same card which turns out to be selectionRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 126
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Trapdoor Price Patrol The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 13) 219
Steve Beam Subscriptions - WIMPS to RUMPS The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 14) 241
Steve Beam Subscriptions - The Art of Filling a Page The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 261
Larry Jennings Prefiguration impromptuRelated to The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 156
Steve Beam Jinxed with five piles, with indicator cardInspired byRelated toVariations The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 13) 213
Wayne Kyzer Reserved Seating three gags with a bedpanRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 13) 220
Steve Beam 6801 Prediction comedy prediction with a twist, 1089 forceRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 13) 222
Steve Beam Happy Food gag for banquet performances The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 13) 223
Steve Beam Magic Animals spraying a squirrel white, because performer could not afford a rabbit The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 13) 224
Steve Beam Leftovers on Harry Blackstone, Jr., John Riggs, Wayne Kyzer, Don Morris The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 13) 228
Steve Beam CashPack bills change into deck of cardsRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 14) 229
Steve Beam Leftovers on W.I.M.P.S, Wayne Kyzer, Henry Pettit, Phillip Young The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 14) 244
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
Steve Beam, Phillip Young The Shrink II patter and routine, gaffedRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 253
Steve Beam Well Shaken deck removed from the deck is in order, then shaken and cards are mixed, see also p. 294 for additional ideasRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 257
Steve Beam Leftovers on the birth of Michelle Allison Beam, Phillip Young, Kevin Justice, Jim Culver, Jim Swoger, Dexter Cleveland The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 264
Steve Beam A Computer Card Trick no title given, card found by computer program, code The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 262
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Subscription for a Friend The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 16) 279
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Other Magazines The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 17) 285
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Endorsing Other Magazines The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 302
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Last Request on Death Row The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 19) 331
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Coupon for Free Issue The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 338
Steve Beam Coon 4 spring raccoon routine, intestine leads to a rope trick The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 16) 271
Steve Beam Forced Add-On without disturbing the top and bottom cardsInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 16) 272
Steve Beam The King Thing mates of selection are produced, while performer cuts deck to the table spectator says stop and finds one card the others are on top and on bottom of deck fourth card is produced in sandwich The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 16) 273
Steve Beam Gagged gag about ordinary deck of playing cards The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 16) 275
Steve Beam Big Deal card not hidden behind jumbo cardInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 16) 276
Steve Beam Leftovers on writing a periodical, Yogi's Magic Mart, mistakes in books (Cliff Green's Prefessional Card Magic, David Roth's Expert Coin Magic, Karrell Fox's Abrakafox), Jack Armstrong, Dean Carter, Al D'Alfonso The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 16) 280
Steve Beam Exploding Kings flashy production of four of a kind The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 17) 281
Steve Beam Overhand Shuffle Stacking four cards from top are distributed to top, bottom and two in the center with a break, in two shuffles The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 17) 282
Steve Beam Street Magic gag opener for a show, orange and white highway marker on stageRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 17) 283
Steve Beam Floating Trash levitation of a trash canRelated toAlso published here
  • Steve Beam's "Levitation of a Trash Can" in Melton Francis' "Magic for the Complete Idiot"
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 17) 285
Steve Beam Chameleon Kings kings transform into four aces The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 17) 286
Steve Beam The Count Olram Count variation The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 17) 287
Tim Harkelroad Milked gag, milking a thumb of a spectator, adding milk to coffeeRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 17) 291
Steve Beam No Jacket Required book test, gag, upside-down book The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 17) 292
Steve Beam Style egg bag jokes The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 17) 295
Steve Beam Leftovers on Abbott's, Greg Bordner, Wayne Kyzer, Kaymar The Magician, patter for The Shrinking Glove, computer tricks The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 17) 296
Steve Beam Time Pieces watch destroyed in plain view, watch switch, a lot of presentational ideas and gags The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 297
Steve Beam Special Animal Insert The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 303
Jim Hyams, Paul Sorrentino, Gary Plants, Evert Chapman, Steve Beam A Trick with a Borrowed Dog gag, dog starts barking at correct card The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 304
Jim Hyams A-Maze-Ing five cards put on five exits from a small maze, mouse finds exit with selection, see Guilty for credit correctionsRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 305
Steve Beam The Vanishing Earthworm living worm disappears from tube, gag The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 306
Steve Beam Utility Vanish joke, living worm disappears from a book The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 307
Steve Beam Rollover Aces Inspired by The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 310
Steve Beam Cardtrik computer screen as slate, program code, see p. 351 for code correctionInspired byRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 311
Steve Beam Leftovers on Gary Plants, Uri Geller The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 316
Steve Beam Business Cards torn and restored business card from spectator, lot of gags and presentational ideas The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 19) 317
Steve Beam Update answering machine joke The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 19) 320
Steve Beam Computer Cards add for all of Beam's computer card tricks, already programmed and sold on floppy disks The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 19) 321
Steve Beam The Floating Lady The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 19) 324
Chris Ball Blender Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 19) 325
Steve Beam Guilty credit correctionRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 19) 328
Steve Beam Day Job humorous article on enhancing the quality of the day job with magic and gags The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 19) 328
Steve Beam Leftovers on John Riggs, Doug Henning, Danny Smith, Genii The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 19) 332
Steve Beam The Bald Issue on hair and toupees The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 333
Steve Beam Head Lines jokes about being bald / losing hair The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 334
Steve Beam College Days joke with a toupee The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 335
Steve Beam Bearded beard / toupee joke The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 336
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Slicker toupee put in card case, cards transform into toupee and in case selection is found 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
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Blindfold joke, toupee comes off in a blindfold act The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 339
Steve Beam Combed humorous comb production The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 340
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Grow comb grows The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 341
Steve Beam Comfort joke, jacket is removed and along with it goes performer's hair (toupee) The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 342
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
Steve Beam Leftovers on Wayne Kyzer, John Riggs, Phillip Young, TV show "The Search for Houdini", James Randi, The Pendragons The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 352
Steve Beam Subscriptions The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 24) 414
Steve Beam The Drop Change card dropped on pile changes into selectionAlso published here
  • "The Drop Change" in Steve Beam's "Card Tricks from Mount Olympus", 1979
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 24) 414
Steve Beam Shattered four splits into a three and an ace, then three splits into other three aces The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 24) 415
Edward Marlo, Steve Beam Visual Retention Change for splitting cards, with finesse that cards split when landing on the table The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 24) 416
Steve Beam Drop In on the pack, with the drop change The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 24) 417
Steve Beam Bird Brain joke, dove poops as many times as thought of number, see p. 421 for comment an alternative effectRelated toVariations The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 24) 419
Steve Beam Leftovers on William Poundstone's Bigger Secrets,David Copperfield, Jim Hyams,Paul Sorrentino. Gary Plants,Evert Chapman The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 24) 424
Steve Beam Name Brand Magic promoting the name, like a brandRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 25) 425
Steve Beam In Heat patter line, intro The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 25) 426
Steve Beam Last Initial producing initials with a deck of cards The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 25) 427
Steve Beam Lighten Up patter lines The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 25) 428
Steve Beam Armchair Painter toy letters on a slate forming a message, some fall down and forming name of selection The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 25) 428
Steve Beam Winding Up on changing the name for more success The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 25)