The Phoenix 201 - 250
The Phoenix 201 - 250
April 1950 - March 1952
written by Bruce Elliott
Work of Various
200 pages (Hardcover), published by Louis Tannen
Illustrated with drawings
Language: English
(253 entries)
Data entered by Lorenz Schär.
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Creators Title Comments & References Issue Year Page CARC Categories
Royal Vale Heath Tap Tap Tap selection and five other cards are put in envelopes, performer taps the envelopes and spectator mentally spells his card, when he stops the performer his hand is on the correct envelope 201 1950 802
Cy Endfield Sub Aqua image of card appears on little "photographic paper" 201 1950 803
John Hamilton Loaded prediction of a word in a book 201 1950 804
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Fred Keating, Wally Dean, Ballantine, Cy Endfield, Martin Gardner, George Schindler 201 1950 805
Wally Dean Deanball drop ball vanish 202 1950 806
Bert Fenn Jokerneurosis rainbow deck of jokers, four cards transform into aces, then the faces into a normal deck 202 1950 807
Hugh Carroll & Charles Hopkins Out! 202 1950 808
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Carl Rosini, Bill Simon, Audley Walsh, Victor Jorey 202 1950 809
Victor Jory Jory's Verdict! presentation for center tear 203 1950 810
Alexandro Dagger in the Mind blindfolded card stab, two cards, two decks 203 1950 811
John Hamilton Hamilton's Idea sliding knot, that can also be picked off the rope 203 1950 812
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Scarne, John Hamilton idea for the newspaper tear, Martin Gardner, George Karger, Max Andrews 203 1950 813
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jay Marshall, Kuda Bux, Richard Himber, Rosenbloom, Victor Jory, Cardini, Fred Keating, Blackstone, Al Flosso, Johnny Paul 204 1950 814
Roy Benson Vanish! billard ball vanish sequence 204 1950 815
Charles Hudson Switch Back way to find the bridged card 204 1950 815
Art Lyle Art-Istic 204 1950 816
John Howie Ambitious Transpo varied by "Interchange" (George Blake, 1951) 204 1950 816
George Schindler Note to Hand billet switch with matchbox inspired by "My Best Billet Switch" (George B. Anderson, 1949) 204 1950 817
Vern Schoneck Sic Transit selected cards visibly appear in beer glass 205 1950 818
Harvey P. Graham Gloria Mundi deck is placed in a glass, cards fall out except selection 205 1950 818
Greer Marechal Jr. Coloss-Index ideas for an index, with bigger billets than usual 205 1950 819
Robert Lund Lucifers! several spectators get different books of matches to hold, they turn out to be all the same 205 1950 820
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dr. Stanley Jaks, Audley Walsh, Lee Noble, Bobby Baxter, a card to pocket and a rainbow deck gag by Gerald Kosky 205 1950 821
Edward Marlo Marlo's Janus some red and ten cards are mixed, spectator deals them on face-up cards on table, all color match, double facers, see also p. 837 varied by "ESP Janus" (Nick Trost, 1997) 206 1950 822
Bill Woodfield Simplo saliva method 206 1950 823
George Schindler Dial phoned person names selection, number is formed by writing letters on a business card inspired by "Right Number" (Kent Arthur, 1939) 206 1950 823
Ronald B. Edwards Spongball Levitation in a glass 206 1950 824
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Bill Simon, Ted Messenger, Cleopatra, Sorcar, Frank Garcia, John Scarne, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Greer Marechal, Jimmy Herpick, Frank Joglar, Larry Weeks, Cy Endfield 206 1950 825
L. Vosburgh Lyons Lyons Den paper puzzle, solution on p. 833 207 1950 825
A. Deleport Pocket It reprint from Grant's "The Trixter" from 1933, spectator puts deck in his pocket and picks out his selection 207 1950 826
U. F. Grant Grant's Card Trick three cards change places, two under hand of the spectator one in performer's pocket, duplicate 207 1950 827
Oke Strom A Worthwhile Tip tip for rubber billard ball holders 207 1950 827
U. F. Grant Visible: Invisible Thread invisible thread gag, thread appears 207 1950 827
U. F. Grant The Impossible Knot knot routine with a handkerchief 207 1950 828
Bruce Elliott The Back Room 207 1950 829
U. F. Grant A New Coin Fold 207 1950 829
Frank Garcia Garcia's Gaff balancing a coin on the edge of another 208 1950 830
Bill Talent Mirage see also p. 841 208 1950 831
Bruce Elliott Math performer names selection of position, sort of early anti-faro 208 1950 832
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Keith Clark, Richard Himber 208 1950 833
Royal Vale Heath Retrospecs card is held behind performer, who divines it, mathematical, see also p. 841, glasses sight gag, Fibonacci sequence 209 1950 834
Bruce Elliott Full! empty matchbook turns into a full one 209 1950 836
Harvey P. Graham Peas two in the hand one in the pocket routine, with peas, Mendel's laws of genetic presentation 209 1950 836
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Fred Keating, Dai Vernon 209 1950 837
Bob Somerfeld Outmaneuvered one of five cards is predicted 209 1950 837
Bill Woodfield Automatic Writing automatic writing turns out to be the selected card, way to write in mirror writing, see also p. 842 varied by "Coptic Enigma" (Robert Parrish, 1961) 210 1950 838
Larette A Close-Up Indian Rope Trick 210 1950 839
L. Vosburgh Lyons & James A. Fowler Howdy Knowit! with 27 cards, three piles, performer knows selection and position 210 1950 840
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Vernon, Martin Gardner, Mike Bornstein 210 1950 841
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Charles Nyquist, Hofzinser, Compars Hermann, George Jason, Max Holden 211 1950 842
Bill Nord Hairy Flare moving match box, with burning match 211 1950 842
Franklin V. Taylor Reader's Digest idea for Annemann's magazine test 211 1950 842
John Hamilton Variant thimble penetrates handkerchief also published as "Variant" (John Hamilton, 1956) 211 1950 843
Cy Keller Pip Pix card appears on photo paper 211 1950 844
Milton Kort Kort Kard fingerprint card trick, see also p. 855 for cryptic credit information see also "Dick Tracy Card Trick" (Clyde Cairy, 1945),
"The Fingerprint Card Trick" (Dai Vernon, 1987)
211 1950 845
Oscar Weigle Poison Trick chosen / poisoned glass is found, see also p. 849 see also "Given Goblet" (Audley Walsh & Ken Allen & Gerald R. Blount & Leslie Spiewak & Mike Millet & Ken Beale, 1950),
"Perfume Presto!" (Hen Fetsch, 1951),
varied by "It's My Move" (Vic Koehler, 1952)
211 1950 845
Elizabeth Warlock Linklater with a piece of wood, similar working to Dean's Box inspired by "Linked" (Paul Curry, 1947) 212 1950 846
Bill Nord Bill Nord's Purse handkerchief appears in invisible purse / purse frame also published as "Purse" (Bill Nord, 1956) 212 1950 848
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Harry Blackstone, Martin Gardner, Dr. Jaks, Audley Walsh, Bobby Baxter, gag by Bob Hummer 212 1950 849
Alex Elmsley Elmsley's Puncture! hole moved on business card see also "Puncture!" (Alex Elmsley, 1991) 213 1950 850
Vern Schoneck Bluff & Challenge four aces change into jacks, aces found in pocket of performer, challenge presentation 213 1950 851
The Great Maurice The Cards and the Handkerchief three selections fall out of the deck when covered with handkerchief 213 1950 852
The Great Maurice Multiple Card Control adding palmed cards 213 1950 852
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dr. Daley, Dudley Fossum, Ade Duval, Milbourne Christopher, Dr. Jaks, Roy Benson 213 1950 853
Robert Lund Levencenter dime is put in matchbook and does not fall out 213 1950 853
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Willard Smith, Jack LeDair, Max Katz, Sid Lorraine, Maurice Fogel, Audley Walsh, Frances Ireland, Al Baker 214 1950 854
Ken Beale & Frank Garcia Wormy Gags! gags with a plastic worm 214 1950 854
John R. Boyko Three and Out Variation card found by counting down three times to apparently random values inspired by "Strike Three and Out!" (Bob Longe, The Invisible Deck, 1948, p. 9),
see also "Why am I Here?" (Dai Vernon, 1988)
214 1950 855
Eugene L. Bulson Scotch Purse coin from purse frame 214 1950 856
John Howie Caught Knot knots appear on rope also published as "Caught Knot" (John Howie, 1956) 214 1950 856
Charles R. Blyth, Jr. Chameleon Sponge Ball! red and blue sponge ball change places in spectator's and performer's hand, then ball in performer's hand vanishes and spectator has two green balls in his hand 214 1950 857
Audley Walsh & Ken Allen & Gerald R. Blount & Leslie Spiewak & Mike Millet & Ken Beale Given Goblet chosen / poisoned glass is found, several methods see also "Poison Trick" (Oscar Weigle, 1950),
"Perfume Presto!" (Hen Fetsch, 1951)
215 1950 858
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Si Stebbins (newspaper article), Maurice Fogel, Frank Garcia, Bill Simon 215 1950 861
Norman Jensen Half a Jit vanish of one half of a coin, context trick 215 1950 861
Ronald B. Edwards Problems in Prophecy 216 1950 862
U. F. Grant Grant's Secret 216 1950 863
Gerald R. Blount Tombé 216 1950 864
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on John Mulholland, Paul Fleming, Rudy Miller, Milbourne Christopher, Blackstone, Paul Stadelman, Carl Ballantine, Roy Benson, Dr. Jaks, Norman Jensen 216 1950 865
Dr. Jacob Daley & Dr. Stanley Jaks Daley's Device bill switch while putting it in envelope also published as "Device" (Dr. Jacob Daley, 1956) 217 1950 866
Gerald Kosky The Plot's the Thing two plots and routine for murder game 217 1950 867
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dr. Rhine 217 1950 869
Herbert Milton Sympathetic Clubs two decks, reprint from The Jinx 218 1950 870
Dr. Jacob Daley Letter to Bruce Elliott on the sympathetic clubs 218 1950 870
Jack Miller Discless coin under handkerchief is dropped in glass and vanishes, impromptu method see also "3. Ghost Coin" (1981) 218 1950 871
Dr. Jacob Daley Thoughts on Sympathetic Clubs 218 1950 872
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dr. Rhine part 2 218 1950 873
Cy Keller The Cat's Whiskers cat finds correct envelope 218 1950 873
Harry Lorayne Quinella two cards revealed via air pressure turnover 219 1950 874
Unknown Slip Cut 219 1950 874
Unknown Air Pressure Turnover 219 1950 874
Don Tanner On a Business Card signed business card in coin envelope with a hole, message appears 219 1950 875
Cyril Marriott An Amazing Demonstration five cards are selected, medium finds all and gives them to the people who originally selected them 219 1950 876
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Senator Crandall, Gerald Kosky, Jacob Daley, Ken Beale 219 1950 877
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight with extra cards, false switches and the delight switch varied by "Daley Delivery" (Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli), 2015),
also published as "Daley's Delight" (Dr. Jacob Daley, 1956)
220 1951 878
James G. Thompson Jr. Jocko - The Great routine with hand puppet, puppet makes handkerchief vanishes and appear and disappear, performs a mini die box and eventually finds selected card also published as "Jocko the Great" (James G. Thompson Jr., 1956) 220 1951 879
Don Tanner Death's Angel billets are burnt, with a hat 220 1951 880
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Andy Furlong, Bob Orben 220 1951 881
Fred Peterson Puzzle of the Pages word isa selected with the aid of a business card, that has a hole punched through to read one word, card is moved on page and stopped varied by "Whose Hue" (Bob Somerfeld, 1951) 221 1951 882
John Howie Changeable card changes four times, with sucker elements 221 1951 883
Cy Endfield Jack in the Box triple prediction, selected color, number on penny and card on top of the deck 221 1951 884
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Doc Weiss, Johnnie Murray, Djin, Dr. Jaks, crooked card 221 1951 885
Unknown Big Skull pack placed in spectator's mouth, who is then tapped on the head. All cards, except selection fall out 221 1951 885
John Hamilton Rip It handkerchief tied on rope, is pulled free see also "Tear It" (John Hamilton, 1956),
also published as "Tear It" (John Hamilton, 1956)
222 1951 886
Bruce Elliott A. P. also published as "A. P." (Bruce Elliott, 1956) 222 1951 887
Fred Peterson Pins forcing word on newspaper, pushing a pin through see also "Pinned" (Dr. Stanley Jaks, 1949) 222 1951 888
Bruce Elliott Two Fold Folderol billets in envelope, subtlety inspired by "Puzzle of the Pages" (Fred Peterson, 1951) 222 1951 888
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dorny, Leon Maguire, Jimmy Drilling, Dai Vernon, Norman Jensen, Johnnie Murray, Cy Keller, Pat Terry, Bill Larsen, Frank Jogglar, Feank Garcia 222 1951 889
Dr. Stanley Jaks Jaks' Subtlest Secret word is encircled on clipboard varied by "Jaks' Secret" (Al Mann, 1982) 223 1951 890
Purvis W. Miller Both Ways two cards transpose twice and eventually travel to performer's pocket 223 1951 891
Taman Bacio imprint of a kiss travels from cheek of a spectator to an other man's cheek 223 1951 891
Fred Fletcher Eye Cue code for cards 223 1951 892
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Ken Brooke, Johnny Paul, Jim Thompson 223 1951 893
Johnny Paul Devano Card Rise Ideas 223 1951 893
John Murray Murray's Muse matchbook gag 223 1951 893
Bill Simon Biddled with just ten cards, without selection also published as "Biddled" (Bill Simon, 1956) 224 1951 894
Elmer Biddle Biddle Steal 224 1951 894
Orville Wayne Meyer Clubbed 224 1951 895
George Blake Interchange inspired by "Ambitious Transpo" (John Howie, 1950) 224 1951 896
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on George Schindler, Dr. Jaks, Jak Ledair 224 1951 897
Dr. Ben B. Braude Baloon Buster card in on of selected balloon, for magicians, three stooges (!) 224 1951 897
Bruce Elliott No Five five dollar bill put on one dollar bill, five dollar bill vanishes 225 1951 898
Bob Somerfeld Whose Hue prediction of two words inspired by "Puzzle of the Pages" (Fred Peterson, 1951) 225 1951 900
George Goldberg Matchum 225 1951 900
John Murray Dancing Dollar communicating with medium, thread 225 1951 900
George Schindler Six Sided Spirit named geometrical figure appears on paper 225 1951 900
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dr. Elliott, Vernon, Jay Marshall, Jack Gwynne, Ross Bertram, Clayton Rawson 225 1951 901
Dr. Jacob Daley Lipop card is pushed in center and comes out by itself transformed, it helps to have a belly 226 1951 902
Bill Simon Sitting Bull seated, coin on leg is vanished and reproduced see also "Kneesy!" (Nate Leipzig, 1944),
"Sitting Vanish" (Bill Simon, 1956),
also published as "Sitting Vanish" (Bill Simon, 1956)
226 1951 903
Nile Rothenbach Wet Cent small balls in tube filled with water are extracted without spilling the water, also with coins 226 1951 904
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on George Kaplan, Milbourne Christopher, Martin Gardner, Mike Millet, Bill Simon, Dr. Jaks, Francis Carlyle, Faucett Ross, Dai Vernon, John Boyko, Sid Lorraine, Leo Rullman, Keith Clark, Fu Manchu 226 1951 905
John R. Boyko Registered Mail city names on stamp matches person 226 1951 905
Jack Miller Miller's Mighty Mite flourish with ball, rubber cement 227 1951 906
John Hamilton The Australian Deal two cards are found twice by means of the down under deal 227 1951 907
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Martin Gardner, Richard Himber, Clayton Rawson, Dr. Elliott, Wallace Dibble, Audley Walsh, Bill Simon 227 1951 909
Findley & Dai Vernon & L. Widdop Thanks to Finley, Vernon, Widdop 228 1951 910
John Howie Cavorting Coins four coins are turned over several times, do as i do with coins, three phases 228 1951 912
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Dr. Taylor, Widdop, Magicol 228 1951 913
Jay Lillis No T.V. magician turns off television by concentration 228 1951 913
Milbourne Christopher Popsicle ice cream taken from pocket, small explosion 229 1951 914
Dr. Theodore Sack Dr. Sack's Cent impromptu version for penny in wooden tube penetrates matchstick 229 1951 915
Bert Fenn Stud card mucking for reversed card in stud poker 229 1951 916
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on James G. Thompson Jr., Dai Vernon, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Al Baker, Harry Blackstone, Gali Gali, Washington Irving Bishop 229 1951 917
Jack Spalding Tiltable tips on building a table 229 1951 917
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Emil Jarrow, Richard Himber, Milbourne Christopher, Larry Grey 230 1951 918
Norman Jensen Wet Ice Cream gag, water from cone of ice cream, fake 230 1951 918
Lee Noble (reviewer) Classified Comedy by Robert Orben 230 1951 918
Roy Benson Bizarre Bag bag is filled with eggs as a climax also published as "The Egg Bag" (Roy Benson, 1953) 230 1951 919
Francis Carlyle Palm to Palm with cigarette, purse palm 230 1951 920
Al Baker Bar Trick Fooler finesse 230 1951 921
Dai Vernon Softy! angles 231 1951 922
Bruce Elliott Brrrrtttt! phase for ambitious card also published as "Brrrrtttt!" (Bruce Elliott, 1956) 231 1951 924
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the S.A.M - I.B.M. convention, Sid Lorraine, Dai Vernon, Dr. Jaks, Frank Garcia, Bill Simon, Ross Bertram, Johnny Platt, Chic Schoke, Leslie Barrie, Gene Bernstein, Tom Hanlon, Russell Swann, Audley Walsh, Del Ray, Jay Marshall 231 1951 925
Eugene Bernstein Shaker's Switch idea for old gag, pressing coin on forehead of spectator 231 1951 925
Sid Lorraine Off the Record card prediction on a record 232 1951 926
John Howie Silver Switch with edge palm, version with a handkerchief 232 1951 927
Tom Ransom Racing Aces! four aces marked with an X on the back, covered each with three cards, aces vanish and appear in pocket, vanishing ink 232 1951 928
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Roy Benson, Richard Himber, Ande Furlong, Annemann's diary, Peter Warlock, Orson Welles 232 1951 929
Will Baffel The Girl with the Eggs puzzle with matches 232 1951 929
Sam Leo Horowitz X-It! paper torn in eight pieces, performer draws an X on four of them, the marks disappear and appear on the other pieces inspired by "Christopher's "Double Cross"" (Milbourne Christopher, 1943 / 27) 233 1951 930
Tom Ransom New(er) View impromptu version of the Curry effect inspired by "New View" (Paul Curry, 1947) 233 1951 931
Cy Keller Brahman Bell stop trick, spectator rings a bell when he wants, with Burling Hull's PopEyed Popper Deck 233 1951 932
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Pearson Mapes, Lou Tannen, Jack Spaulding, George Krager 233 1951 933
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Magicol, Larry Becker, Gerald Kosky, Orson Welles, Leslie Barrie, Tommy Martin, Bill Nord 234 1951 934
George Schindler One in a Million one card is marked with an X, spectator selects exactly that card 234 1951 934
Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Gambler with gambling theme, spectator has to deal from the bottom 234 1951 934
Cy Keller You Do As Cy Do both cards at same position varied by "Off-Centre Coincidence" (Justin Higham, 2008) 234 1951 935
Don Tanner Ashes to Ashes name written on a billet and burnt, ashes put on a second billet and eventually name appears 234 1951 936
Bill Nord Ex-straw-dinary paper from a straw twists like a snake when water is dropped on it, then when touched with a cigarette it vanishes 234 1951 937
Leslie Spiewak Lucifer's Sleight as "Les Spewack", coin is produced in a flash, matchbox 234 1951 937
Martin Gardner Spectacular name of card appears on lenses of glasses when breathing on them 234 1951 937
Don Tanner Reunion cut and restored cigarette also published as "Reunion" (Don Tanner, 1956) 235 1951 938
John Hamilton Nested handling for nest of boxes 235 1951 939
Tommy Vanderschmidt Cupro! copper and silver coins each wrapped in a silk and put in a glass each, then they change places 235 1951 940
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Cy Endfield, Jay Marshall, Roy Benson, Dr. Braude, Max Katz, Martin Gardner, Audley Walsh, Hen Fetsch, Cardini, Charlie Miller, Dai Vernon, T. Nelson Downs 235 1951 941
Hen Fetsch Simulacrum spectator pushes needle through doll, performer knows where, voodoo see also "The Malkin" (Robert Fairthorne, 1947),
"Pinance" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1982)
236 1951 942
Hen Fetsch Only the Magician Nose! with envelopes and blindfolded, perfume marking 236 1951 943
Hen Fetsch Perfume Presto! chosen / poisoned glass is found see also "Poison Trick" (Oscar Weigle, 1950),
"Given Goblet" (Audley Walsh & Ken Allen & Gerald R. Blount & Leslie Spiewak & Mike Millet & Ken Beale, 1950)
236 1951 943
Hen Fetsch Betcha! - reading the date of a coin through a paper
- predicting the right card, gag (two versions)
- showing five kings in a deck
236 1951 944
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Ivan Sanderson, Audley Walsh, Magicol, Dr. Jaks, Norman Jensen, Martin Gardner, Jay Marshall, Al Cohn, Lee Noble 236 1951 945
Bill Nord Magical Rorschach ink blot vanishes, Rorschach test presentation 236 1951 945
Ross Bertram 10 to 1 dime is stretched until its a silver dollar 237 1951 946
Bert Fenn I Win! several phases, see p. 953 for corrections 237 1951 947
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Norman Jensen, Milbourne Christopher, H. P. Graham, Clayton Rawson, Audley Walsh, Wilbur Kattner, Dariel Fitzkee, Bill Larsen 237 1951 949
George Schindler Sealed Penetration deck is sealed and put in spectator's pocket, performer fishes card out very fast see also "Harry in Your Pocket" (Darwin Ortiz, 1995) 237 1951 949
Herb Runge C'Mon and Shine! idea and tips on the shiner 238 1951 950
Herb Runge Effect #1 peeking a card 238 1951 950
Herb Runge Effect #2 seeing with fingertips, name of cards 238 1951 951
Bruce Elliott Tipsy Turvy see also "Elliott's Card Change" (Bruce Elliott, 1949),
"On the Elliot's Card Change" (James G. Thompson Jr., 1951),
"Elliott's Card Change" (Bruce Elliott, 1981)
238 1951 951
Herb Runge Effect #3 238 1951 952
Herb Runge Effect #4 peeking a card 238 1951 952
Hen Fetsch Date Man Duplication day on calendar sheet is encircled, divination varied by "Glimpression" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1985) 238 1951 952
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Martin Gardner, Matt Schulien, Don Alan and his set, Clark Crandall 238 1951 953
Bruce Elliott On A Tear monte, tearing up corner, false index 239 1951 954
M. B. Schulman Up plunger principle, placement 239 1951 955
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Solitaire stacking for an advantage in playing Solitaire 239 1951 956
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Chavez School, Jay Marshall, Sidney Lenz, Johny Albenice, Fred Keating 239 1951 957
Lee Noble (reviewer) Comedy Technique by Robert Orben 239 1951 957
Carlo Rossetti Carlo Rossetti's Rise thimble through handkerchief see also "Another Rise" (Carlo Rossetti, 1956),
also published as "Another Rise" (Carlo Rossetti, 1956)
240 1951 958
Unknown Twist coin vanishes from handkerchief, held by spectator 240 1951 959
Ronald B. Edwards A 2.00$ Trick coin assembly with magazines, last coin found in magazine 240 1951 959
Bill Pugley Bill Pugley's Sight! peek method with index cards, stack with a hole 240 1951 960
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on hypnotism, Ormond McGill, Sphinx 240 1951 961
James G. Thompson Jr. On the Elliot's Card Change see also "Tipsy Turvy" (Bruce Elliott, 1951) 240 1951 961
Martin Gardner & Bill Simon Similar Twins cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes two face up cards and performer two face down card, same value 241 1951 962
Bert Allerton Allerton's Biddled Card handling for the biddle trick 241 1951 963
Bert Allerton New Papel Blanco blank card is signed, face of a card appears on its back, then blank card vanishes 241 1951 963
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on letters in a magazine about proofing psychic power, Ed Stoddard, credits in "Scarne's Magic Tricks", Dr. Jaks 241 1951 965
H. K. Becker Your Flush gambling demonstration, royal flush finish 242 1951 966
Unknown A New Glide à la Kelly Bottom Placement 242 1951 966
Stylesmith Predictor tripple prediction, three envelopes on big black board, different colored crayons inspired by "Future Hue" (Hen Fetsch, 1945) 242 1951 967
Jack Avis The Jokers ten cards on table, selected one is predicted the others are jokers 242 1951 968
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Al Baker's dead, Leslie Barrie, Willard Smith, Bill Simon, Herman Hansen 242 1951 969
H. K. Becker Super Fillip back of card changes inspired by "Fillip!" (Bruce Elliott, 1949) 242 1951 969
Dick Piser Piser's Flaming Boutonniere handkerchief changes into boutonniere in a flash see also "Letter on Tricks from the Phoenix" (Ernest Heldman, 1952) 242 1951 969
Gerald Kosky Color-I-Tus on perceiving reality, colored dots on a cards change, coin seems to be made from rubber inspired by Nixon's Chinese Coin Mistery 243 1951 970
John Hamilton The King two black kings, chosen king changes into selection 243 1951 971
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Francis Carlyle, Dr. Jaks, Martin Gardner, Bob Orben, Frank Garcia, Lee Noble, Bill Simon 243 1951 973
Dai Vernon & Dr. Stanley Jaks & Bill Simon & Martin Gardner & Norman Jensen & Bruce Elliott The Ruler force with ruler with name of cards, ruler is balanced on two fingers and fingers brought together until fingers meet, see also p. 981 for ideas by John Hamilton 244 1951 974
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tele Teaser 244 1951 975
John Howie To and Fro 244 1951 975
Vern Schoneck A Few - adding cards to a deck, with a pencil
- rising card (with rubber band)
244 1951 976
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Martin Gardner, Gershon Legman, John Thursday, Harry Opel, Jack Chanin 244 1951 977
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Don Castello, Gen Grant, Audley Walsh, Martin Gardner, Frank Joglar, Fred Keating, Jay Marshall, Al Baker, Norman Jensen, Lou Tannen 245 1951 978
Dr. Stanley Jaks You Cross As I Cross spectator and performer make a cross on a page in a book with the same title, it's the same page 245 1951 979
Frank Huck & John Hamilton Letters 245 1951 980
Franklin V. Taylor Wet Dime! water drops fall from between two coins 245 1951 980
Bill Nord Snakes Alive animals are written down and one billet selected, fake snake appears, snake pill 245 1951 981
Dr. Belanger Belanger's Atom Smasher paper with an atom drawn on it, is torn and restored, drawing changes in the process 245 1951 981
Paul Curry You're a Liar presentational idea see also "Lies! Lies! Lies!" (Henry Christ, 1935),
also published as "You're A Liar" (Paul Curry, 1956),
"You're a Liar" (Paul Curry, 2001)
246 1952 982
Norman Jensen The Sticky Steal vanish of a bill in envelope / stealing something from an envelope 246 1952 983
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Key key balanced on finger turns over varied by "Bambi Revisited" (Steve Beam, 2015) 246 1952 984
Unknown Release! ring off rope see also "Psychic Ring" (Theodore Annemann, 1972) 246 1952 984
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Milbourne Christopher, Lee Noble, Don Alan, Carl Rosini, George Starke, Stars of Magic, Orson Welles, Cy Endfield, Charlie Miller, Jimmy Grippo, Cardini 246 1952 985
Ernest Heldman Letter on Tricks from the Phoenix see also "Sack's Spotted Sorcery" (Dr. Theodore Sack, 1948),
"Piser's Flaming Boutonniere" (Dick Piser, 1951)
246 1952 985
Milbourne Christopher One Man's Opinion opening gag, paper makes some noise 247 1952 986
Dr. Weyeneth Tisch-Trick coin is pushed through a small slit in a card, from "Hokuspokus" magazine, see p. 997 for idea by Gerald Kosky varied by "Hole the Coin" (Cy Keller & Hen Fetsch, 1952) 247 1952 987
Jack Chanin Folded sound is made shortly before paper is torn 247 1952 988
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Al Wheatley, Mickey MacDougall, Tommy Hanlon, Jay Marshall 247 1952 989
Harry Lorayne Saltless deck divides at chosen card when thrown, crimp, see p. 997 for credit details 247 1952 989
Bruce Elliott & Dai Vernon B.D.V. with hole deck in hand, spectator can decide on every card, without looking at it also published as "B.D.V." (Dai Vernon & Bruce Elliott, 1956) 248 1952 990
Dai Vernon Strip-Out Addition 248 1952 990
Jack Harper Jack Harper's Letter to Hubert Lambert two person telepathy routine 248 1952 991
Fred Fletcher The Circle or Pass the Cards ten people are standing in a circle, all are holding a playing card and while performer looks away, spectators can pass their cards along, divination of how many passes 248 1952 992
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, The Friday Night Sodality, Bob Orben, Frank Joglar 248 1952 993
Dr. Jacob Daley Motile! sympathetic coins, on handkerchief see also "Motile" (Dr. Jacob Daley, 1966) 249 1952 994
Unknown Sliding Steal 249 1952 994
Oscar Weigle A Trick that Grows on You 249 1952 996
George Schindler Torn Quartet stealing for centers, one bigger paper 249 1952 996
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Ed Stoddard, Sid Lorraine, Ralph Read, Knights of Magic, Dai Vernon, Dr. Braude, Gerald Kosky, Gershon Legman 249 1952 997
Martin Gardner & "Chic" Schoke Easy Aces aces in the deck stay in the same order after spectator riffle shuffled the deck three times 249 1952 997
Bruce Elliott Dr. Elliott about Dr. James W. Elliott 250 1952 998
Dr. James William Elliott Doctor Elliott's Aquitment hand washing 250 1952 999
Bruce Elliott Elliott's Last Lethargy false second deal 250 1952 1001