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Theodore Annemann Telepathy in the Audience spectator looks through the deck and removes a card, it's the card another spectator had chosen 1931 The Book Without A Name 19
Henry Christ Climax! impromptu stooge with reverse fan see also "Reversed Fan" (1946),
"Two Grabel Mysteries" (Lee Grabel, 1951),
varied by "Dual Reality Fan" (Andi Gladwin, 2007)
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 152
Joe Berg & Unknown The Card and Crystal Ball spectator divines selection in crystal ball, with variation by Joe Berg see also "The Town Skryer" (Orson Welles, 1946) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 35
Unknown By Means of the Fan Spread a. Raising a Neat Fan
b. Raising a Ragged Fan
c. Spreading on the Table
d. Displaying a Reverse Fan
1938 Greater Magic 336
Martin Gardner Card Minded spectator divines card from other spectator 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1937/38") 274
S. H. Wimbrough Wise Guy Catch everyone sees how it's done except spectator on stage 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1938") 323
Dr. Stanley Jaks Crystal-Viso chosen card divined in crystal ball first by performer, then spectator see also Dr. Haas' "Kristallschau" in "Magie" 1949, No. 4, p. 53. 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 57) 404
S. H. Wimbrough Wise Guy Catch everyone sees how it's done except spectator on stage 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 9
Milbourne Christopher Finger Tip Telepathy instant stooge, submitting name of forced card to spectator 1943 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 76
Unknown Crystal Ball spectator sees information in crystal ball 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 37
Orson Welles The Town Skryer thought of card is revealed by another spectator while looking into a glass of water see also "The Card and Crystal Ball" (Joe Berg & Unknown, 1937) 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 103) 413
Unknown Reversed Fan to force a card, credited to Dunninger see also "Climax!" (Henry Christ, 1936) 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 103) 414
J. B. Bobo "Out of this World" Followup - Effect Number 1 spectator finds card that was selected at other end of room 1947 Watch This One! 52
Unknown Pulse Trick divination by performer and spectator 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 214
Unknown Card, Crystal Ball, and Panties impromptu stooge, card visible in crystal ball see also "Crystal Ball" (Doc Eason, 1990) 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 301
Lee Grabel Two Grabel Mysteries spectator reads other spectator's mind, reverse fan to force card see also "Climax!" (Henry Christ, 1936) 1951 Psychic Magic - Vol. 1 25
Unknown Reverse Fan Force impromptu stooge with reverse fan 1953 I'll Read Your Mind 48
Gene Grant Next Card is It spectator finds selection in face down fan 1953 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 278) 1113
Unknown Spectator's Choice spectator finds three selections, impromptu stooging with blank faced deck 1954 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 245
Tony Corinda (8) Psy Function spectator writes card on blackboard which predicts the selection by another spectator 1958 Predictions 114
Robert A. Nelson Second Sight-Seeing 1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 32
Alan Milan The Devil Speaks toy phone, spectator divines card, same as Douglas Kelley's Telephone Trick see also "Douglas Kelley's Telephone Trick" (Dr. Douglas Kelley, 1942) 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 66
J. W. Sarles Tow Minds spectator divines card by gazing into crystal 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 135
Ace Gorham Psychic Spectator? 1969 HEX! 22
E. Leslie May Penny for your Thoughts 1969 HEX! 56
Unknown Reverse Fan Force 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 116
Francis J. Baker* Logic two cards chosen, one found by performer and one by spectator, red-black alternating see also "An Alternate Detection" (Theodore Annemann, 1934),
varied by "Logical Odd Event" (Marvin Johnson, 1973)
1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3) 311
Dai Vernon Color Cut shuffled deck cut into five packets, spectator removes bottom card of any packet and places it on top of any packet behind performer's back, card found, repeat, then a spectator finds card, one color crimped 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 7) 335
Paul Swinford Presentation of Marlo's Peek Deck spectator divines card 1971 More Faro Fantasy 47
Dr. Stanley Jaks A Spectator Reads A Mind secretly showing index to spectator 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 55
Jerry K. Hartman Bi-Psychle spectator B finds spectator A's card from small packet, impromptu stooge 1974 Card Cavalcade II 138
Karl Fulves Telepathy Exists husband divines wives card and vice versa, only husband fooled, three phases 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 175
Unknown The Reverse Fan Force only one card visible 1976 The Third Ecstasy 22
Al Mann The Isomeric Card card with three indices, fan force varied by "Card Challenge" (Gene Grant, 1981) 1976 The Third Ecstasy 22
Al Mann The Reverse Fan Force Supreme five cards thought of from a fan are named, with several isomeric cards / multi-indices card varied by "Card Challenge" (Gene Grant, 1981) 1976 The Third Ecstasy 23
Looy Simonoff Mental Symmetry people read each other's mind, impromptu stooge 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 123
Philip T. Goldstein Doubleview two person select a card, both are divined 1979 The Yellow Book of Mentalism 22
Karl Fulves "Turning" The Spectator spectator unwittingly codes information 1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 20
Bill Voss Instant Rapport easy to teach/learn code, code words on back of long-short-pairs 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 524
Gene Grant Card Challenge card divination with Al Mann's Isomeric Cards inspired by "The Reverse Fan Force Supreme" (Al Mann, 1976),
"The Isomeric Card" (Al Mann, 1976)
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 30
A. Berkeley Davis Roger And Out spectator divines card, instant stooge 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 96
Randy Tanner The Psychic Queen index of card is printed on a queen for instant stooging 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 256
Unknown Instant Stooge Force card reversed 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Frederick Braue Telemagic spectator finds another spectator's card in a corner of the room
(a.) card reversed
(b.) reverse fan
- Braue's new method with double facer
see also "Reverse Fan" (1997),
"Reversed Card" (1997)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 13
Doc Eason Crystal Ball instant stooge, spectator reads card in crystal ball see also "Card, Crystal Ball, and Panties" (1948) 1990 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 13
Unknown Reverse Fan Force 1990 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 13
Frederick Braue Mental Routine outline, unclear what exactly happens 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 20
Unknown Reversed Card spectator finds another spectator's card in a corner of the room see also "Telemagic" (Frederick Braue, 1985),
also published as "Out of the Room" (1997)
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 3
Unknown Reverse Fan spectator names card when looking at (reverse) fan see also "Telemagic" (Frederick Braue, 1985),
also published as "The Amateur Mindreader" (1997)
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 4
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks' Ring index of card stuck to ring, so spectator can name another spectator's selection 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 4
Clayton Rawson Little Wonder Thought Projector egg beater mind reading 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 4
Frederick Braue Discoveries - Telepathy chapter intro 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 8
Unknown The Amateur Mindreader spectator names card when looking at (reverse) fan also published as "Reverse Fan" (1997) 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 8
Unknown Out of the Room spectator finds another spectator's card in a corner of the room, reversed also published as "Reversed Card" (1997) 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 9
Joshua Jay Triple Thought-of Card Magicians divine two thought-of cards without any questions or fishing 1999 Magic Atlas 66
Chuck Smith Fan Force methods using reverse and double fanning 2000 Tools Of The Trade 12
Chuck Smith The Regular Reverse Fan double fan application 2000 Tools Of The Trade 14
Lee Asher Fan-see meeting both of you here instant stooge, one ahead, two cards 2001 Hand Jobs 11
Karl Fulves Mental Case spectator removes mate of another person's selection from part of deck without knowing it inspired by "Mental Deck" (Theodore DeLand) 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 52
Jay Sankey Transference Magician divines spectator's thought of card, then another spectator divines another's thought of card, then spectator locates his own card 2003 Twenty Years Of Magic (Section "Amazing Tricks") 22
Christoph Borer Herz 10 see also Herz 10 in "Seminarnotizen 2006" 2006 Compilation 140
Jack Parker Stooge Fright Magician divines three random selections 2007 52 Memories 200
Steve Beam Filleted and Fried spectator finds performers selection and the other way around 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 91
John Guastaferro & Andrew Brown Piecing the Clues Together 2013 Discoveries & Deceptions 18
Tyler Wilson Special Forces Magician riffles through deck and has spectator see and think of any card, works 100% if the time
- Riff Raff
- Assault Riffle
2013 Bich Circa '99 7
Dan Buck & Dave Buck Peekaboo spectator B names A's selection 2014 Card Men 39
Vanni Bossi Pre-show within the Show "name your favorite card" 2016 Standup Card Magic 126