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Theodore Annemann The Tune Detective card found by dealing to selected song lyric / beatRelated to SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 31
Eddie Clever Hallucination three people look at top card, everybody sees a different card, see page 99 for improvement by Charles W. FrickeVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 1
Theodore Annemann, Walter B. Gibson An Improvement A La Carte any card forced with multiple layouts and equivoque The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 8) 30
Walter B. Gibson Master Card Location counting while spreading Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 331
Walter B. Gibson Simplified Reverse Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 167
Walter B. Gibson Improved Super Memory apparently twenty selections and their positions are rememberedVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 175
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
Walter B. Gibson The Sagacious Joker four spectators pocket a card each, the joker is tapped against pocket and performer knows the cards, four methods Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 19
Walter B. Gibson Surpasso selection is inserted in cased deck by spectator and divined, deck pressed together in case Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 32
Walter B. Gibson Date Sense numbers on calendar are added, matrix force The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 279
Walter B. Gibson Jog Control as top half is replaced More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 46
Walter B. Gibson The 20 Card Trick as seen by Agostin, twenty cards are selected and shuffled back, all found blindfolded from pocket in apparently random order The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 59) 428
Walter B. Gibson Bewildering Blocks (with a Sucker Finish) prop trick with colored blocks in tube The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 110) 658
Walter B. Gibson Key Location Medium finds selection in shuffled deck, coding using stacking principle The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Walter B. Gibson Double Reverse spectator's and performer's cards reverse The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 77) 505
Theodore Annemann, Walter B. Gibson The Omega Card Prophecy card chosen with dealing procedure, billet index The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 529
Walter B. Gibson Before Your Eyes Improvement improvementInspired by The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 83) 535
Walter B. Gibson Card Case Glimpse "Flap-Flap" card put in card case is glimpsed later The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 86) 548
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
Walter B. Gibson Like Seeks Like 3&3, precursor to Oil & Water using glide The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 91) 569
Walter B. Gibson The Twin Princess The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 126) 729
Walter B. Gibson Cardee Foolee chinese writing cut in half reveals selection, published under Feng Huang The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 9) 33
Walter B. Gibson, Chung Ling Foo Filtration liquid vanishes after performance of the hydrostatic glass The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 9) 34
Chung Ling Foo, Walter B. Gibson Twister Chung Ling Foo's torn and restored paper with sucker element The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 9) 34
Walter B. Gibson Confetti of Cathay three cups, one filled with confetti, confetti vanishes and travels to another, published under Hee Foo You The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 9) 35
Walter B. Gibson Tip For Torn Paper and Hat Tearing The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 9) 36
Walter B. Gibson Blackstone Anecdote The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 9) 36
Walter B. Gibson, Danny Morris Gaglet Department - card coding with name badges (Gibson)
- card in balloon gag (Morris)
- cut and restored tie performance at army shows without a stooge (Morris)
- bar bet, naming three numbers of a serial number on a bill
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 10) 38
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 3) 12
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room Otis Manning, Keith Clark, Schlumpini The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 4) 16
Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson The Back Room on Russel Swann and on Scarne and Rawson working on a series called "Magicians of the Underworld" The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 7) 28
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room Dan Morris Russell Swann and Leonard Lyons The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 8) 32
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room Greer Marechal, Clayton Rawson The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 9) 36
Walter B. Gibson, Henry Hatton, Adrian Plate In the Pocket two different colors change places, hand and pocket The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 14) 55
Walter B. Gibson The Back Room on exposure, response to Bill Larsen, book exposure like Greater Magic, Modern Magic, Magician's Magic etc. The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 17) 71
Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson Chance! Thought! Coincidence! with three different colored cardboards, one taken, one thought off and one stopped at by coincidence The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 18) 75
Walter B. Gibson, Han Ping Chien Gaglets - Gibson's wand vanish
- Han Ping Chien swallowing billard ball vanishes
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 18) 77
Walter B. Gibson Super-Duper Speller clarification on page 90 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 19) 79
Walter B. Gibson The Furloined Rope Trick removing knots from rope The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 20) 85
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room Dante, Ed Saint, Max Malini The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 21) 89
Walter B. Gibson Voodoo sword cabinet with a pins and a voodoo doll in a box The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 24) 99
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz, Walter B. Gibson Betcha - boiling water in a paper bag
- beer bet
- coin bet / puzzle
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 24) 101
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the "Barnstormer", Bob Hanko, Jean Hugard's dinner, Milbourne Christopher The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 24) 102
Walter B. Gibson Getting Away From Card Tricks while explaining a color change, a whiskey glass appears The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 25) 105
Walter B. Gibson Pay Off spectator deals half the deck and tries to separate red and black, you predict the relations of the cards to the other half, two phasesRelated toAlso published here The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 1) 1
Walter B. Gibson Mind Over Money memorizing the serial number of a bill and other ideas about quickly memorizing things on a bill The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 1) 3
Walter B. Gibson Lost in the Shuffle medium reveals three cards, pocket writing on playing cardVariations The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 2) 6
Walter B. Gibson Clip Color four different colored cards are cut into different amount of pieces and sealed in envelopes, chosen color is spelled and foundAlso published here The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 2) 7
Walter B. Gibson Ball-Istics four balls appear one by one and vanish againRelated to
  • corrections and improvements on p. 28
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 4) 13
Theodore Annemann Forecast three people think of a word, medium writes them on separate papers, numbers them and throws them in a hat, clever one ahead routineRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 5) 19
Walter B. Gibson The Back Room on trick exposure The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 5) 20
Walter B. Gibson Cut To Measure cut and restored tape measureAlso published here The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 6) 21
Walter B. Gibson The Back Room on Carl Brema's shop The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 6) 24
Walter B. Gibson Topper Also published here The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 7) 27
Walter B. Gibson One Good Trick... Related toAlso published here The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 8) 30
Walter B. Gibson Deserves Another predicting a card at a number, follow upInspired byRelated toAlso published here The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 8) 31
Walter B. Gibson Sooth Sayer with different colored paper instead of numbered slipsInspired by The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 8) 31
Walter B. Gibson Pick Me Up number between 1 and 30 is named, an indicator card is inserted at that position and the card card namedRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 41) 169
Walter B. Gibson 91¢ Miracle three spectators select a different color envelope each and can than put one coin out of five in it, when performer turns over and sees the remaining two, he knows who chose which coinRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 44) 180
L. Vosburgh Lyons Key Chart to the 91¢ Miracle Related to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 198
Walter B. Gibson Deferred Coincidence three cards are selected from a red and from a blue deck, they match The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 50) 206
Walter B. Gibson The Back Room on Dorny, Hy Mayer and why this is the wacky issue The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 111
Walter B. Gibson, U. F. Grant Count Them Out false count based on words The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 112
Walter B. Gibson Billard Ball Act - perfect color change
- extra ball getaway
- down the ladder
- through the pocket
- gaining white ball
- throw color change
- the vanish getaway
- instant ball to silk
- the smash change
- quick one to four
Related to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 28) 115
Walter B. Gibson Peeksie do as I do, but spectator probably fails finding performer's card The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 31) 129
Walter B. Gibson Mickey Finn The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 34) 140
Walter B. Gibson Turnabout two decks, two cards are exchanged and match The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 147
Walter B. Gibson Switched while doing fan manipulations, in two parts The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 63) 258
Walter B. Gibson The Poor Man's Anti-Gravico hydrostatic bottle The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 63) 257
Walter B. Gibson, L. Vosburgh Lyons Release From Reason silk and rope The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 66) 268
Paul Fleming (reviewer) The World's Best Book of Magic by Walter B. Gibson The Paul Fleming Book Reviews - Volume I 7
Unknown, Walter B. Gibson "Free" French Drop like spider grip vanish, as a fake french drop, as a switch, pretending to be a master sleever The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 52) 213
Harry Blackstone, Walter B. Gibson Super Magic two in the hand, one in the pocket with paper balls and variations The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 55) 224
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott Gold Seal Mystery coins, objects and colors are chosen and predicted, in an envelope and the coin in a box and inside wool The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 59) 240
Walter B. Gibson Tom Dick & How Many? three people each raising a different amount of fingersInspired by The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 74) 302
Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson The Back Room The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 74) 303
Walter B. Gibson Turnabout two decks, two cards are exchanged and match My Best 92
Mel Stover Days of Force calendar number forceRelated toVariations The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 313
Walter B. Gibson The Four Door Production Cabinet objects appear from a box with four doors My Best 308
James G. Thompson Jr. Biographical Sketches of Contributors - Theo. Annemann
- Charles Arbuthnot
- George E. Arrowsmith
- Roger Barkann
- Sylvan Barnet
- Joseph L. Barnett
- Raymond L. Beebe
- Eugene Bernstein
- J. B. Bobo
- John N. Booth
- Tom Bowyer
- Vynn Boyar
- Joan Brandon
- Fred Braue
- John Braun
- Lu Brent
- R. C. Buff
- Clyde F. Cairy
- Loring Campbell
- Jack Chanin
- Frank Chapman
- Forest V. Chesbro
- Milbourne Christopher
- Eddie Clever
- Stanley Collins
- Mystic Craig
- Thomas J. Crawford
- John J. Crimmins, JR.
- Paul J. Curry
- Del Monte
- Harry Dobrin
- Ronald B. Edwards
- Bruce Elliot
- Professor El-Tab
- Dr. E. G. Ervin
- Dr. Henry Ridgely Evans
- Val Evans
- "Hen" Fetsch
- Thomas B. Fitzgerald
- Dariel Fitzkee
- Sid Fleischman
- Joseph Harman Fries
- Martin Gardner
- Teral Garrett
- Walter B. Gibson
- Arnold L. Grubin
- Nelson C. Hahne
- Hathaway
- Royal V. Heath
- Charles H. Hopkins
- Jean Hugard
- Mark Jacobs
- R. M. Jamison
- F. H. Jeudevine
- Maurice Kains
- George G. Kaplan
- George Karger
- Joseph A. Karson
- Wilbur Kattner
- Gerald Lynton Kaufman
- Howard B. Kayton, M.D.
- The Great Kolar
- Gerald Kosky
- Abril Lamarque
- William W. Larsen
- Sid Lorraine
- Art Lyle
- L. Vosburgh Lyons
- Richard F. Madden
- Greer Marechal, JR.
- George McAthy
- William H. McCaffrey
- Jack McMillen
- Harry Mendoza
- Orville Meyer
- John W. Mifflin
- Chester Morris
- Paul Morris
- Frederick Mosteller
- Robert A. Nelson
- C. A. George Newmann
- Grady S. Nicholson
- Dr. Cecil E. Nixon
- Charles Walter Nyquist
- Dell O'Dell
- Tom Osborne
- George Harrison Pittman
- Julien J. Proskauer
- Clayton Rawson
- Ralph W. Read
- Dolf Rudin
- Herb Rungie
- Ned Rutledge
- James J. Sanders
- Lucille Pierce Saxon
- Sigmar - The Magician
- Jerry Sorensen
- Willard S. Smith
- George Starke
- Dr. Raymond V. Stone, SR. (RAMO)
- Harlan Tarbell
- DR. Franklin Taylor
- J. G. Thompson, JR.
- Jack F. Trebel
- M. Van Reese
- Jack Vosburgh
- Audley Valentine Walsh
- Peter Warlock
- Herman L. Weber
- Bob Weill
- William H. Wilson
- Tommy Windsor
- Howard H. Wise
- Ed. Wolff
- Michael F. Zens
My Best 347
Walter B. Gibson Sextuple Stranger Than Hallucination three people look at the bottom card and remove it, all think of the same cardInspired by The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 80) 325
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Ronald B. Edwards, Clayton Rawson, Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson Boxed piece of a magazine is put on a string and the ends of the string thread through two holes in a box, a word is selected and when checked on the piece on the string all words are crossed out except the selected oneRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 328
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on R.C. Buff ideas with the Lyons-Elliott Box, Frank Taylor, ideas by Hen Fetsch, Ed Marlo, Bert Allerton and Richard Mc CloskeyRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 84) 343
Walter B. Gibson A Spooky Message flap, wordplay Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 402
Roger Barkann Follow the Leaders routine with red/black effects
- prediction of red / black relationship (Phoenix No. 1)
- Out of this World (not explained)
- Follow the Leader (not explained)
- Slop Shuffle Color Separation
Related to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 102) 409
Dr. William T. Palchinas Skill-Nil! combination of several routines, here as Palchanis
-Pay Off (Walter Gibson)
- One Good Trick (Walter Gibson)
- A Total Mystery (Tony Kardyro)
- Total Mystery / Sensational Sensitive Finger Tips (Tony Kardyro)
- Card-Incidence (Charles Terraneau)
Related to The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 183) 731
Walter B. Gibson Switcheroo No. 54 Scarne on Card Tricks 96
Gerald Kosky Tricky Mentalist without Cards twenty signed cards are returned later to correct persons, Gibson's Super Memory with business cards, see p. 1177 for correctionsInspired by The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 292) 1168
Walter B. Gibson Billard Ball Routine four ball routine, with handkerchief Classic Secrets of Magic 124
Walter B. Gibson Second Billard Ball Routine with five balls, a handkerchief, color changing ballsRelated to Classic Secrets of Magic 141
Stylesmith Lost in the Shuffle - Again blindfolded medium reveals selected cards and describes ownersInspired by The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 300) 1199
Roy Benson The Birdcage on John McManus, Dr. Morris Young, Jay Marshall, Paul Fleming, Chris Carlton, Bob Lewis, SAM Assembly No.9, Neil Foster, Walter B. Gibson, Victor Farelli The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 327) 119
Walter B. Gibson Cut to Measure cut and restored tape measureAlso published here The Best in Magic 92
Walter B. Gibson Pay-Off spectator deals half the deck and tries to separate red and black, you predict the relations of the cards to the other half, two phasesAlso published here The Best in Magic 97
Walter B. Gibson Topper Also published here The Best in Magic 99
Walter B. Gibson One Good Trick Deserves Another selection is put in pocket by performer behind bak, card is predicted on a slip tooAlso published here The Best in Magic 101
Walter B. Gibson Clip Color four different colored cards are cut into different amount of pieces and sealed in envelopes, chosen color is spelled and foundAlso published here The Best in Magic 200
Mel Stover The Irrisistible Force Variations The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 340) 162
William P. Miesel Another Impromptu Out of this World doing Miraskill for separating red and black cardsRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 6) 7
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Complete Illustrated Book of Card Magic by Walter B. Gibson The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 12) 286
Jon Racherbaumer (reviewer) The Complete Illustrated Book of Card Magic by Walter B. Gibson Hierophant (Issue 2) 91
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Witchcraft by Walter B. Gibson The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 4) 709
Walter B. Gibson Double "A" Production Cabinet for handkerchiefs etc The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 36
Walter B. Gibson Fan Steal from one packet under one-handed fan in other hand Methods with Cards - Part 3 176
Edward Marlo, Walter B. Gibson Double Prediction two cards predicted, two methods, combination of Walter Gibson's "The Mystic Prediction & "The Psychic Card Problem" (Book of Popular Card Tricks) Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 107
Walter B. Gibson, Al Mann Walter's Letter prediction in nest of envelopes, sent to spectator by mail Break Through 10
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Professional Magic For Amateurs by Walter B. Gibson The Paul Fleming Book Reviews - Volume III 92
Philip T. Goldstein, Walter B. Gibson, Maurice Kraitchik Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic square, see also Mel Stover's "Days Of Force" in Phoenix #77 and "The Irrisistible Force“ in New Phoenix #340Inspired byRelated toVariations The Violet Book of Mentalism 8
Al Mann One Thousand Skulls seeing through the wall theme, spectator in other room draws two miniature skulls from a bag, the skulls are either red or white, four phasesRelated to Through a Wall, Mistily! 6
Philip T. Goldstein, Walter B. Gibson, Maurice Kraitchik Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic square, see also "The Irrisistible Force“ in New Phoenix #340Inspired byRelated to shuffled lecture 4
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Double Bill Tube by Walter B. Gibson Epoptica (Issue 9) 490
Edward Marlo, Walter B. Gibson You Found It! spectator turns card face-up, it is previous selection, alternatively next to selection, mathematical, inspired by Walter Gibson's "The Popular Card Tricks", three methods The Olram File (Issue 5) 14
Walter B. Gibson, Roberto Giobbi, Harry Blackstone The Happy Birthday Card Trick card found by dealing to song lyrics, from Blackstone's Modern Card TricksRelated to Card College - Volume 5 1157
Edward Marlo, Walter B. Gibson Spider Vanish 52 Memories 142
Nick Trost, Daryl, Walter B. Gibson The Burglar Trick Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 64
Roy Walton The Power of Two placement strategy for selected card to any positionRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 162
Steve Beam, Walter B. Gibson Outflanked two spectators find each others card, mathematical selection procedureInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 45
Michael Weber Weber's Winning Idea number-matrix force on lottery ticketRelated to Weber's Winning Idea 1
Michael Weber Binary Division quickly arranging a packet of a wanted number of cardsRelated to Knew & Improved 12
Max Maven Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic squareRelated to The Black Book of Mentalism 4
Michael Weber Rainbow Matrix - Weber Notes Inspired by The Black Book of Mentalism 5