Magazine Test
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Charles T. Jordan Telepathic Foresight chosen ad from magazine predicted 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects") 37
Theodore Annemann The One-Man 'Genuine' Magazine Test three magazines, fake cover ploy 1931 The Book Without A Name 46
Theodore Annemann A Rule of the Thumb book / magazine test 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 8
Theodore Annemann The Double Ad Test ads selected by spectator, performer divines them 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1936/37") 181
Robert Parrish Magazine Miracle pages glued together 1937 You'd be Surprised 14
Robert Parrish Strange Interlude words from magazine and dead name divined, subtle impression device use 1937 You'd be Surprised 15
Albert Sidney One Little Word chosen word found via dictionary directions 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 280
Orville Wayne Meyer Symmyst 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 54) 383
Theodore Annemann Weird Wire medium phoned and tells one out of five designs, selected cards and word varied by "Zodiaxis" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1982) 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 89) 558
Syl Reilly The Magazine Test clever, luminous paint 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 376
James G. Thompson Jr. Life Liberty Or - trick performing for friends see also "Printer's Demon" (John Hudak, 1967) 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 57) 234
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 one see also "The Back Room" (Bruce Elliott, 1945) 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 328
Unknown The Spirit-Slates and Magazine Test for closeup work 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 218
Cy Endfield Astounding! with Brema Tube, for prediction 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 146) 585
Harvey P. Graham Inside Job forcing a page by putting a magazine in a paper bag and stabbing a knife somewhere in it 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 149) 600
Dai Vernon Magazine Test 1948 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 154
Frank Kelly Magazine and Picture Test combination 1948 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 159
Edward Clinkscale & Franklin V. Taylor Djinn's Journal divination of selected word 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 176) 705
Dr. Stanley Jaks Pinned ripped page from magazine is pinned, word is divined, see p. 762 for ideas by Al Baker see also "Pins" (Fred Peterson, 1951) 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 185) 739
Franklin V. Taylor Reader's Digest idea for Annemann's magazine test 1950 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 211) 842
U. F. Grant Grant's Secret 1950 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 216) 863
U. F. Grant & Bob Somerfeld Impromptome with borrowed business card as a bookmark inspired by "Magazine Test" (Milbourne Christopher, 1954) 1951 Mind Reader's Digest 7
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 Sommerfeld, 1951) 1951 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 221) 882
Herb Runge Go! closing trick, spectator choses word "go" from a book and performer does just that 1952 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 255) 1020
Ronald B. Edwards Ron's Ramblings idea for magazine test 1953 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 279) 1116
Milbourne Christopher Magazine Test with playing card to select page varied by "Impromptome" (U. F. Grant & Bob Somerfeld, 1951) 1954 More One Man Mental Magic 3
Cy Endfield The Famous Magazine Test Coin and Card Page Number Force, performed by Dr. Stanley Jaks 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part I 46
Gene Grant Phantini's Magazine Miracle prediction, page selected with a card pushed in the magazine see also "Variation on Effects" (Gene Grant, 1955) 1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 12
Dr. Spencer Thornton I'll Read Your Mind several magazines 1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 13
Tony Corinda Zarkamorta II - The Ceremony of Reincarnation page is torn from a magazine and a word selected by randomly sticking a pin in that page, the page is burnt and reappears back in the book, with a hole in the chosen word and burnt edges 1959 Book Tests 201
Tony Corinda A Classic Swindle - Magazine Test several magazines, same cover 1959 Book Tests 206
Eddie Clever & Tom Sellers (c) The Magazine Test marking the page with an X 1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 25
Ali Bongo Magazine Test prediction, with riffle page force 1960 Magic of the Mind 31
Eric Grause A Telephone Directory Test two methods 1960 Magic of the Mind 34
Dai Vernon Magazine Test - Vernon Way of determining which page spectator opened a magazine / book, gimmicked 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 152
Alan Shaxon Television Mindreading with tv programs, all corners are torn from a magazine, two selected and numbers added to receive a number 1976 Practical Sorcery 20
Philip T. Goldstein Para-Sight magazines brought from spectators 1977 Para-Sight 1
Al Mann The Want Ad Mystery word from a want ad section is selected and divined 1982 Six Columns 18
Al Mann The Longest Word how to make fake want ad sections for thought divination 1982 Six Columns 19
Juan Tamariz The Slates magazine test with slates varied by "Little House on the Scary" (John Lovick, 2016) 1988 The Magic Way 69
John Riggs The Open Book Test triple prediction, word, card and picture from a magazine, Mental Epic, comedy presentation 1992 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 45) 802
Unknown The Magazine Trick 1994 More Greater Magic 1236
David Regal The New Yorker Magazine Test 2002 Constant Fooling 2 75
Leon Maguire Leon Maguire Magazine Test 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Instructions") 597
Roberto Giobbi Catalogue of Magic trick idea 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Mar 9") 73