Written by Steve Beam

Work of Various

510 pages (Hardcover), published by Trapdoor Productions
Illustrated with drawings by Steve Beam.
Language: English

(380 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Issue Page Categories
Steve Beam Introduction introduction to the bound volume i
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 1 1
Steve Beam Style on practicing a new routine quickly 1 4
Steve Beam The Maeb-y Count right hand buckle as cards are counted from right to leftRelated to 1 5
Steve Beam Back to Aces all backs with four cards, one by one they change into acesVariations 1 6
Steve Beam Flushtration Count Variation as all back display, taking cards from each side 1 7
Steve Beam Olram Subtlety more a variation of a Flushtration Count 1 7
Steve Beam Card Problems humorous article 1 9
Steve Beam Lock & Key producing a lock, to add humor to a prediction, wordplay 1 9
Steve Beam Leftovers on David Copperfield, Daryl, Darwin Ortiz, Mendoza, Harry Blackstone jr. 1 10
Dawn Beam 25 Years Ago in the Trapdoor 1 11
Steve Beam Cut and Restored Belt 1 12
Steve Beam, Wayne Kyzer Mail Box fake biography of a certain Plooster family 1 13
Steve Beam Math comedy prediction, unsolvable math question, in envelope 1 14
Steve Beam Forethought 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 2 17
Steve Beam Style constructing a practice mirror, three mirrors, different angles 2 19
Wayne Kyzer Caught comedy routine with a bear trap, activating a jump trap without being harmedRelated to 2 20
Steve Beam Reward huge check in envelope as an insurance, when turned over it matches the selection 2 21
Steve Beam Letter to Steve Beam fake letter to author, apparently by Malcolm No-Heart from the South Carolina Electric Co. 2 22
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Letter from the Power Company 2 22
Steve Beam Stop! say stop gag, when card should be selected by shuffling 2 23
Steve Beam The Five Kings Card Trick 2 24
Steve Beam Biographical Rope humorous routine with a rope, several knots and fitting patter, see also p. 543 and p. 860 2 27
Steve Beam Joke 2 29
Kevin Justice No Tie Knot false knot 2 30
Don Morris Two Faced coin changed into two-faced and two tailed coin, then back to normal, impromptuInspired by 2 31
Unknown Paddle Move with Coins 2 31
Unknown Paddle Move Display tossing coin from hand to handAlso published here 2 31
Steve Beam Rollover Kings four kings production, last two kings with Elliott's Brrrrtttt!Inspired byRelated toVariations 2 32
Steve Beam Coins in Bottle 57 cents produced from a Heinz 57 Sauce bottle, see Addendum for additional ideasRelated to 2 34
Steve Beam Top Stock gag, cards are openly added after spectator shuffled the deck 2 35
Steve Beam Leftovers on Playboy revealing secrets and National Magic Day (second Sunday in may) 2 36
Steve Beam Convincer for Rubber Ringer Inspired by 2 36
Steve Beam Early Riser ambitious card sequence, card rises once visibly, plunger 3 37
Steve Beam Downs' Upper variation on the Downs change, without table, as an ambitious card sequence 3 39
Steve Beam Pip Picker picking off the pip, convincer and diamond produced as a climax, see also p. 67Inspired by 3 40
Wayne Kyzer Wilmot comedy bit, rubber chicken starts to laugh and is eventually shot by performer 3 40
Steve Beam The Final Months? fictitious talk between Harry Lorayne and Richard Kaufman 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) 3 41
John Riggs 5 Coin Star in a circle formation, predated by Alex Elmsley 1952Related to 3 42
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Letter from Inetta Staley from Inetta R. Staley to Steve Beam, thank you letter for a performance 3 46
Steve Beam Paper Gaber gag, performer doesn't look, so he reads newspaper, two holes in it 3 46
Steve Beam All Keyed Up car key transformation, humorous presentation, see also p. 67 for more ideas 3 47
Steve Beam The Human Printing Press printing of a business card, also business card gag, variation of paddle moveInspired byRelated to 3 47
Dexter Cleveland Computer Cards with computer presentation, wizard card trick 3 50
Steve Beam Advertisement Heckler-Splat 3 50
Steve Beam Leftovers on The Winter Carnival of Magic in Gatlingburg, Houdini, Randi, John Riggs, Harvey Rosenthal, Dexter Cleveland 3 52
Steve Beam (reviewer) Card Sharp On Duty - Please Wait To Be Cheated by Allan Hayden 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 4 53
Steve Beam Pieces of 8 cards with numbers, selection does not match prediction, prediction changes to correct number, rubber cement 4 54
Steve Beam Floor Fan when spectator tries to select a card, also as a bold card force 4 55
Steve Beam Pen Vanish first pen then cap vanish, entire pen is eventually produced from pocket 4 56
Steve Beam Pen Reverse pen is pushed through hand and reverses in doing so, cap on other side 4 57
Steve Beam Jumping Flower Inspired by 4 58
Steve Beam False Faro diagonal pressure and swivel cutRelated to 4 59
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Extra Issue for Contribution 4 60
Steve Beam Transpo-1 one card sticks out of middle of the packet 4 61
Steve Beam Variation on Vernon's Push Through Flourish as a color change 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 4 61
Steve Beam Transpo-2 card sticking in the middle, second transforms in the hand 4 62
Steve Beam The Shrink humorous patter for diminishing cardsInspired byRelated to 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 4 64
Steve Beam The Effect of Alcohol on Performing Magic 4 67
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 4 68
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 5 69
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Calculating your Sales Tax 5 78
Steve Beam ""Touch" Retouched" Rehashed Inspired by 5 84
Steve Beam Ideas with a Rubberbanded Deck 5 84
Steve Beam Ring Through Spectator's Hand Inspired by
  • a move by Jeff White in "Visual Inspirations, Vol. 2"
5 87
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 5 88
Jeff White The White Stuff three selection, first found and split in other two selections, cards are lost and found again 6 89
Steve Beam Key Bender old car keys, borrowed, bent and unbent 6 91
John Riggs Cold Fold card fold into quarters, bottom of the deck, finesse on Scarne's card foldInspired byRelated toAlso published here 6 92
Wayne Kyzer Rat Trap comedy routine with a bear trap and a fake mouseRelated to 6 93
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 6 94
Steve Beam Teleforce computer program reveals selection, with codeRelated to 6 95
Steve Beam Style acupressure to reduce stage fright 6 97
Steve Beam GIGO joke, code to unable people opening filesRelated to 6 98
Steve Beam Puzzler two indicator cardsInspired byAlso published here 6 99
Harvey Rosenthal Table Top Transpo 6 100
Edward Marlo Visual Retention Change 6 101
Harvey Rosenthal Card Switch turning face down card over, lapping card 6 101
Harvey Rosenthal Two Ideas with the Rosenthal Card Switch - joker transform into selection, second card stays the same
- card on table face up is turned over
6 102
Steve Beam Subscriptions - The Trapdoor and The Economy 6 103
Steve Beam Leftovers a joke by Wayne Kyzer for the Guillotine act, Henry Pettit 6 104
Steve Beam Calculator Trick sum prediction, with calculator, automatic shut-off recallRelated to 6 104
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 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 7 107
Chris Ball Quick Kings four ace production 7 109
Unknown Slip Cut from hindu shuffle position 7 109
Steve Beam Fish Tricks wordplay joke, impression of a fish 7 110
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Subscription Drive 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 7 111
Steve Beam Siamese Stab double facer handed out for examination, see addendum for presentation patter, see also p. 543 for additional ideasRelated toAlso published here 7 114
Steve Beam Making Faces fusion and split of two cards 7 115
Steve Beam, Wayne Kyzer Raisin' Rabbits joke, apparently rabbit appears and disappears, handful of raisins as proof, see p. 351 for credit informationRelated to 7 117
Jerry Huckaby Fountain Top Mountain Dew used to have a card printed in the bottle cap, selection is reveald 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 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 8 121
Phillip Young Anti Aces black and red aces change places 8 123
Unknown Pressure Spread 8 124
Dale Rabon Radio Wizard radio interview, interviewer choses a song from the top hundred list, medium is called who divines title 8 125
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 toAlso published here 8 126
John Riggs Sandwich Spread jokers placed on spread, spread is flipped over and jokers caught with right hand, selection is found sandwiched in betweenRelated to 8 128
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Find the Names Puzzle 8 130
Dexter Cleveland Tax Tipps humorous article on how to get tax reduction 8 131
Steve Beam Ask the Accountant made up questions by magicians to a tax accountant 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 8 132
Don Morris Card Control to x-position, double cut 8 132
Steve Beam Double Prophecy Move with two cards 8 133
Steve Beam Electric Chair card rises from deck, in case held by spectator, electric chair presentation, two methodsRelated to 8 134
Steve Beam Blank Impact gag idea for Impact, blank cardRelated to 8 136
Dexter Cleveland Card Thru Ceiling 52 cards built in ceiling of house 8 136
Steve Beam Dead Spread table spread turnover gag, spectator fails to turnover cards, spread breaks halfway 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 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 9 141
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Handling Fee 9 145
Woody Landers Finger Flinger Reversal spread cover, card from center reversed on the bottomRelated to 9 146
Steve Beam Rollout deck is dropped, turns 360 degrees and lands on the table, one card jumps outAlso published here 9 148
Steve Beam The Color Changing Card Case Also published here 9 149
Steve Beam Card Compression four aces compressed into two twos, into a four, then card vanishesRelated toAlso published here 9 151
Dai Vernon Through-the-Fist Flourish 9 151
John Berry Bow Tie Mat close up mat as giant tie, gag 9 153
Steve Beam Welcome Mat message on back of close up mat, gag 9 155
Steve Beam Camera Tricks FISM Flash gag 9 155
John Riggs Thumb Print 9 156
Steve Beam Leftovers on Dexter Cleveland, Harry Anderson, Doug Henning, The Jinx, optical illusions, a gag for introducing a handkerchief to a modern audience 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 10 161
Jerry Andrus Picking Up Card Spread Also published here
  • "Some Ideas With Ribbon Spreads" in Jerry Andrus' "Kurios Kards" 1973, p. 32
10 167
Steve Beam More? card case sticks to wall 10 168
Dexter Cleveland Upside Dexter patter ideas for the Chinese Compass 10 168
Steve Beam The Beam Guide to Attending Magic Conventions Related to 10 169
Steve Beam Arise rising card with false finger 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
10 175
Steve Beam Leftovers 10 176
Greg Eanes Silicard silicon on card 11 178
Greg Eanes Forced Vanish force and card vanish with the Silicard 11 178
Greg Eanes Siliwave spectator turns one card over behind back and places it in the center of the deck, it's the only red backed card 11 179
Greg Eanes Silicase signed card to card case 11 179
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Don't Renew 11 180
Wayne Kyzer The Trick that Cannot Be Printed gag prediction 11 181
Steve Beam The VCR 11 181
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam The Dusty Drink glass fills up several times, funny patterInspired by 11 182
Phillip Young Autograph Hound gag on autograph collecting, additional idea by Dexter Cleveland 11 183
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 11 184
Unknown Dunbury Switch tip over switch 11 184
James Swoger The Throw Up Move move to get in cut and restored rope / stringRelated to 11 185
Bill Ryder The Ryder Stack four cards from top are distributed to top, bottom and two in the center with a break, in one shuffle, lift 11 186
Aldo Colombini Clubbed in one half selection turns over, in other half all cards from the same suit are found reversed 11 187
Frederick Braue Braue Reversal 11 187
Wayne Kyzer Ooze gags for razor blade swallowing, second one by Steve Beam, see also p. 228 for additional ideas 11 188
Steve Beam Leftovers on duct tape, Dan Fleshman, Wayne Kyzer, George Wallace, James Swoger, Phil Thomas, Paul Wolman, Jerry Andrus, video editing, John Riggs 11 192
John Riggs The Thing small puppet hand in coin purse, throws coin out, more ideas on "Mr. Jimmy" by Steve BeamRelated toAlso published here 12 193
Steve Beam Flash Finale flames from coin purse, as a finale to The Thing, gag 12 196
John Riggs The Dip Switch bold coin switch, in pocket 12 197
John Riggs One Handed Gellerism spoon bending, slow bend until it breaks 12 198
John Riggs Airspread card spread in hands, one hand lets go, spread suspends in air, ungaffed 12 199
Steve Beam Airspread II gimmick version 12 200
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Renew Now 12 201
John Riggs Uncle John's Guide to Magic! in comic form 12 202
John Riggs Bent Over Double Related to 12 204
Steve Beam The Epidimus gag interview with "The Pimp", including The Pimp's Delight 12 205
John Riggs John Riggs 12 208
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 12 208
Edward Marlo, John Riggs Perfect False Riffle Shuffle variation 12 210
John Riggs The Centerfold Deal false center deal demonstration, two players, four kings, four aces as a climaxAlso published here 12 210
John Riggs Loading Cards Between a Four of a Kind with the pack, several breaks 12 211
John Riggs Double Lift from Bottom hiding a face up card 12 211
Steve Beam Leftovers on John Riggs and Henry Looper 12 212
Steve Beam Jinxed with five piles, with indicator cardInspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 13 213
John Riggs Jimmy Revisited more ideas on The Thing and puppet hand finds card, Mr. JimmyRelated to 13 216
John Riggs Purse Snatcher puppet hands and feet appear between performer's hand, joke, Mr. JimmyAlso published here 13 217
John Riggs Backwards Card to Wallet wallet changes into giant cardAlso published here 13 218
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Trapdoor Price Patrol 13 219
Wayne Kyzer Reserved Seating three gags with a bedpanRelated to 13 220
J. C. Doty Doty's Ticker gag, instead of pocket watch an hour glass is attached to the chain 13 221
Steve Beam 6801 Prediction comedy prediction with a twist, 1089 forceRelated to 13 222
Steve Beam Happy Food gag for banquet performances 13 223
Steve Beam Magic Animals spraying a squirrel white, because performer could not afford a rabbit 13 224
Steve Beam Leftovers on Harry Blackstone, Jr., John Riggs, Wayne Kyzer, Don Morris 13 228
Corbett Thigpen Building Clips building card and coin clips 13 228
Steve Beam CashPack bills change into deck of cardsRelated to 14 229
Greg Atkinson The One Armed Assistant gag, assistant is introduced, big jar with arm sticking out 14 232
John Davit Triple Waterfall deck is shuffled once, three waterfalls 14 233
John Davit The Falling Faro faro flourish, method to square cards by dropping the incomplete faro to other hand 14 236
John Davit Rollover faro flourish 14 238
Bud Whitford The Thing Returns Again more ideas on "The Thing", Mr. Jimmy, baby between hands urinatesRelated to 14 238
Bud Whitford And Again more ideas on "The Thing", Mr. Jimmy, baby between handsRelated to 14 238
John Riggs Count on Me gag, counting fingers, rubber hand 14 239
Wayne Kyzer Night Writer prediction, blank card, writing is seen with flashlight, see also p. 264 for additional ideas by Phillip Young 14 240
Steve Beam Subscriptions - WIMPS to RUMPS 14 241
Steve Beam Leftovers on W.I.M.P.S, Wayne Kyzer, Henry Pettit, Phillip Young 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 15 245
Phillip Young Deck on a Rope practicing card tricks in the shower, gag 15 252
Steve Beam, Phillip Young The Shrink II patter and routine, gaffedRelated to 15 253
Tom Craven The Match miniature card of selection is found in matchbox 15 254
Tim Harkelroad Bottlefed gag with balloon and Nielsen bottle 15 255
Wayne Kyzer Thumbs Down comedy routine, performer's finger vanishes from hand and appears on selection 15 256
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 toAlso published here 15 257
John Riggs Aces for Airheads off-beat cutting the aces, four random cards on top, when position of packets are changed, aces appear on top of the packets 15 258
Steve Beam Subscriptions - The Art of Filling a Page 15 261
Steve Beam A Computer Card Trick no title given, card found by computer program, code 15 262
Steve Beam Leftovers on the birth of Michelle Allison Beam, Phillip Young, Kevin Justice, Jim Culver, Jim Swoger, Dexter Cleveland 15 264
Tim Harkelroad Coon 1 spring raccoon routine, impressions 16 266
John Riggs Coon 2 spring raccoon routine, impressions and selected card is found
1. The Attack
2. The Signed Cod
3. The Finale
4. The Screaming Assault
5. The Follow Up
6. The Wiggler
7. Leftover Line
16 267
Wayne Kyzer Coon 3 spring raccoon routine, raccoon pees 16 270
Steve Beam Coon 4 spring raccoon routine, intestine leads to a rope trick 16 271
Steve Beam Forced Add-On without disturbing the top and bottom cardsInspired by 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 16 273
Reinhard Müller 3-Card Catch 16 274
Steve Beam Gagged gag about ordinary deck of playing cards 16 275
Steve Beam Big Deal card not hidden behind jumbo cardInspired byRelated to 16 276
Unknown Rub-A-Dub-Dub Vanish 16 276
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Subscription for a Friend 16 279
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 16 280
Steve Beam Exploding Kings flashy production of four of a kind 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 17 282
Steve Beam Street Magic gag opener for a show, orange and white highway marker on stageRelated to 17 283
Wayne Kyzer Over Lightly gag, anti-smoking, lighter transforms into small sign 17 285
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"
17 285
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Other Magazines 17 285
Steve Beam Chameleon Kings kings transform into four aces 17 286
Steve Beam The Count Olram Count variation 17 287
Tim Harkelroad Milked gag, milking a thumb of a spectator, adding milk to coffeeRelated to 17 291
Steve Beam No Jacket Required book test, gag, upside-down book 17 292
Steve Beam Style egg bag jokes 17 295
Steve Beam Leftovers on Abbott's, Greg Bordner, Wayne Kyzer, Kaymar The Magician, patter for The Shrinking Glove, computer tricks 17 296
Steve Beam Time Pieces watch destroyed in plain view, watch switch, a lot of presentational ideas and gags 18 297
Paul Diamond The Diamonds Double fancy move, also with table placement 18 300
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Endorsing Other Magazines 18 302
Steve Beam Special Animal Insert 18 303
John Riggs Lucinda ring vanishes from box and appears in performer's mouth, invisible bird presentation, comedy routine 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 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 18 305
Jim Hyams The Roach Trick dead roach appears from two playing cards 18 306
Steve Beam The Vanishing Earthworm living worm disappears from tube, gag 18 306
Steve Beam Utility Vanish joke, living worm disappears from a book 18 307
John Riggs Flea Market joke, apparently performer eats flies, additional ideas 18 307
John Harwood The Thing - The Sequel more ideas with miniature hands, Mr. Jimmy / The Thing
- The Fly
- Sponge Balls
- Applause
Related to 18 309
Steve Beam Rollover Aces Inspired by 18 310
Steve Beam Cardtrik computer screen as slate, program code, see p. 351 for code correctionInspired byRelated to 18 311
Steve Beam Leftovers on Gary Plants, Uri Geller 18 316
Steve Beam Business Cards torn and restored business card from spectator, lot of gags and presentational ideas 19 317
Steve Beam Update answering machine joke 19 320
Steve Beam Computer Cards add for all of Beam's computer card tricks, already programmed and sold on floppy disks 19 321
Brad Reeder Breather gag, lysol sprayed in performer's mouth 19 322
Gary Hipp Scorcher match burns and apparently performer forgets it, it burns without burning the fingers 19 323
Steve Beam The Floating Lady 19 324
Chris Ball Blender Related to 19 325
Steve Beam Guilty credit correctionRelated to 19 328
Steve Beam Day Job humorous article on enhancing the quality of the day job with magic and gags 19 328
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Last Request on Death Row 19 331
Steve Beam Leftovers on John Riggs, Doug Henning, Danny Smith, Genii 19 332
Steve Beam The Bald Issue on hair and toupees 20 333
Steve Beam Head Lines jokes about being bald / losing hair 20 334
Paul Sorrentino Blowout gag with a balloon dog and a toupee 20 335
Steve Beam College Days joke with a toupee 20 335
Steve Beam Bearded beard / toupee joke 20 336
Paul Sorrentino Cheek to Cheek joke, mooning a heckler with a painted bald head 20 336
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Slicker toupee put in card case, cards transform into toupee and in case selection is found 20 336
Steve Beam Hair Rising hair is stretched and cut from head 20 338
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Coupon for Free Issue 20 338
Phillip Young The Pits joke, on the beach, performer first rips hair from armpit then produces rabbit from other armpit 20 339
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Blindfold joke, toupee comes off in a blindfold act 20 339
Wayne Kyzer Hair Production toupee is produced from handkerchiefs 20 339
Dexter Cleveland Historical Note fake article on Harry Houdini 20 339
Jim Hyams Up and Up gag, toupee rises on head 20 340
Rhett Bryson, John Riggs Zombie gag, bald head zombie 20 340
Steve Beam Combed humorous comb production 20 340
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Grow comb grows 20 341
Steve Beam Comfort joke, jacket is removed and along with it goes performer's hair (toupee) 20 342
Jim Hyams Splitting Hair gag, performer's toupee is split in two and given to spectator 20 342
Bev Bergeron Letter to the Trapdoor jokes on being bald 20 343
Jim Hyams The Traveling Toupee toupee vanishes from head and appears in clear plastic box, Crystal Casket 20 344
Wayne Kyzer Sweat Silk while doing the card silk, performer accidentally removes his toupee 20 344
Gary Plants Headboard ashes on bald head 20 345
Steve Beam, Wayne Kyzer Fallout gag, toupee jumps from one hand to the other 20 346
Steve Beam Shampoo gag, more ideas with a toupee and a reel 20 346
Frank Herman Fearless Fido Charlie Miller's Royal Rising Pencil with a hot dog weenerInspired by 20 347
John Riggs Cranium Vanish gag, coin is thrown in the air and lands on performer's head, he then removes the coin and it vanishes, for bald people only, tattoo 20 349
Steve Beam Leftovers on Wayne Kyzer, John Riggs, Phillip Young, TV show "The Search for Houdini", James Randi, The Pendragons 20 352
Steve Beam How to Practice the Classic Pass by Yourself actually classic force, continues on p. 367 21 353
Steve Beam Mirror Change with a small packet, rotated in the handsRelated to 21 355
Steve Beam Turnabout four nines turn into four sixesRelated to 21 357
Edward Marlo ATFUS 21 357
Steve Beam Christmas Special lights on christmas tree reveal chosen card, signed card is then found in present under the treeRelated to 21 360
Steve Beam, Rhett Bryson Over the Top gags for card cascade 21 361
Steve Beam Terminal Tricks cards on screen, spectator stops at a card, that card is removed from the computer / pulled from the screen, program codeRelated to 21 362
Steve Beam Subscriptions 21 366
John Riggs Ups and Downs jokes for Upside DownRelated to 21 367
Steve Beam Leftovers on John Miller, publishing a magazine 21 368
Steve Beam Upwardly Mobile 1 card sticking out at the front slowly and visibly rises to the topRelated to 22 370
Steve Beam Upwardly Mobile 2 card sticking out at the back slowly and visibly rises to the topRelated toVariations 22 372
Steve Beam Card Cleavage four split in two deuces, deuces split into acesRelated toVariations 22 373
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Two Card Catch 22 375
Steve Beam The Snapper using the snap change for splitting a four into two deuces 22 377
Steve Beam The Jogger gag revelation of selection, see p. 422 for correctionRelated to 22 379
Steve Beam Tenkai Charlie ambitious card moveRelated toAlso published here 22 381
Steve Beam Subscriptions 22 382
Steve Beam Leftovers on David Copperfield, Harry Blackstone Jr., Stephen Minch 22 384
Steve Beam Tom Gagnon 23 385
Tom Gagnon Pop Top coin vanish and appearance, thumb tip and folding coin 23 386
Tom Gagnon The Tipsy Vanish 23 387
Tom Gagnon The Tipsy Production half dollar production 23 388
Tom Gagnon Cutting Up false cut, shifts bottom card to the top, tabledInspired by 23 389
Tom Gagnon The Dunbury Switch drop switch variation from the Dunbury DelusionInspired by 23 390
Tom Gagnon The Blink Shrink with miniature cardInspired by 23 391
Tom Gagnon Stranger Exchanger 23 393
Edward Marlo, Tom Gagnon The Miracle Spread variation 23 393
Tom Gagnon The Scoop 23 394
Tom Gagnon The Shelter Change coin change with card 23 396
Tom Gagnon The Slider coin travels to other coin, two cards, slider move 23 397
Tom Gagnon You Have My Sympathy with close up mapInspired by 23 399
Steve Beam Subscriptions deck warmerAlso published here 23 403
Steve Beam Leftovers on Tom Gagnon, Dick Dale 23 404
Steve Beam Upwardly Mobile 3 card sticking out face up at the back slowly and visibly rises to the top 23 404
Mark Lefler Topless topless performer with a coat, shirt appearsRelated to 24 405
John Riggs Cool Change color change using Riggs' "Cold Fold"Related to 24 407
John Riggs Cold Case using John Riggs' "Cold Fold"Related toAlso published here 24 408
Scott Robinson Down Shift Circle Shift as a half passInspired by 24 409
Gary Plants Remember and Forget 24 410
Unknown Bubble Peek 24 411
Paul Sorrentino Cased Coins deck removed from case, then coins appear from case, see p. 421 for additional information 24 412
Steve Beam Subscriptions 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
24 414
Steve Beam Shattered four splits into a three and an ace, then three splits into other three aces 24 415
Edward Marlo, Steve Beam Visual Retention Change for splitting cards, with finesse that cards split when landing on the table 24 416
Steve Beam Drop In on the pack, with the drop change 24 417
Phillip Young Upwardly Mobile IV 24 418
Steve Beam Bird Brain joke, dove poops as many times as thought of number, see p. 421 for comment an alternative effectRelated toVariations 24 419
Steve Beam Leftovers on William Poundstone's Bigger Secrets,David Copperfield, Jim Hyams,Paul Sorrentino. Gary Plants,Evert Chapman 24 424
Steve Beam Winding Up on changing the name for more success 25 40
Steve Beam Name Brand Magic promoting the name, like a brandRelated to 25 425
Steve Beam In Heat patter line, intro 25 426
Steve Beam Last Initial producing initials with a deck of cards 25 427
Steve Beam Lighten Up patter lines 25 428
Steve Beam Armchair Painter toy letters on a slate forming a message, some fall down and forming name of selection 25 428
Steve Beam Subscriber News Service 25 431
Steve Beam Sucker Sandwich I, II & III sandwich routine with two odd backed cards, gag as a second phase, three versions 25 431
Steve Beam Thru card is dropped face up on the deck, it penetrates deck and is stopped in the middle by selection, drop change 25 433
Jim Hyams Med-Update 25 435
Steve Beam Five Year Index 25 438
Steve Beam Thanksgiven 25 443
Steve Beam Leftovers on auctions, the Magic Castle, Tom Gagnon, Paul Sorrentino 25 444
Steve Beam Addendum Addendum i
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #1 Related to Addendum iii
Steve Beam The Beamsley Count aka the Maeb-y Count, includes the Third Finger BuckleRelated to Addendum iv
Steve Beam Testosterone Test (new) red/black order of aces changes, observation testAlso published here
  • "Maeb-Y Aces" in Don Morris' "Close-Up Encounters"
Addendum vii
Steve Beam The Steam Count Jordan Count alternative, third finger buckle Addendum ix
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #2 on drawing illustrations (tip by Jerry Andrus), Don Harris, Coins in BottleRelated to Addendum x
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #3 on illustrations, John Riggs, Upside Down, Human Printing Press, Credit CheckRelated to Addendum xii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #6 on Calculator Trick, The Cold Fold, Compu-Card & Teleforce, on digital trickery, GIGORelated to Addendum xii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #4 on The Human Eraser, False FaroRelated to Addendum xiv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #5 on Creating Magic, Stewart James, David Ben, Credit CheckRelated to Addendum xv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #7 on Multiple Impact, The Great Divide, Siamese Stab, Credit CheckRelated to Addendum xix
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #8 on Time Bomb, Middle Gauge Spread, Double Prophecy, The Electric ChairRelated to Addendum xxi
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #9 on Shakedown, Finger Flinger Reversal, Woody Landers, Card CompressionRelated to Addendum xxii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #10 on Charged Cards, Beam's Guide to Attending Magic ConventionsRelated to Addendum xxiii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #11 on Expanded Autograph Hound, The Throw Up Move, Jim SwogerRelated to Addendum xxiv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #12 on illustrations, The ThingRelated to Addendum xxv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #13 on Jinxed, Reserved Seating, 6801 PredictionRelated to Addendum xxvi
Steve Beam Greased Shortening Related to Addendum xxvi
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #14 on John Riggs cartoon, Cashpack, Well ShakenRelated to Addendum xxx
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #15 on being a hobbyist, magician-as-actorRelated to Addendum xxxi
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #16 on proofreading Addendum xxxiii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #17 on four-of-a-kind productions,Abbot's, Street Magic, Floating Trash, MilkedRelated to Addendum xxxiv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #18 on CardtrikRelated to Addendum xxxvi
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #19 on Blender, GuiltyRelated to Addendum xxxvii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #20 Addendum xxxviii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #21 on Mirror Change, Turnabout, Christmas Special, Terminal TricksRelated to Addendum xxxix
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #22 on Stephen Minch, Upwardly 1 &2, Card Cleavage, The Jogger, Tenkai CharlieRelated to Addendum xli
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #23 Addendum xlii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #24 on Topless, Bird BrainRelated to Addendum xliii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #25 on Name Brand MagicRelated to Addendum xliv
Steve Beam Table of Contents - Issue by Issue Addendum xlv
Steve Beam Special Issues #05 1st Annual - Creating Magic
#10 2nd Annual - Beam's Guide to Attending Magic Conventions
#11 No Steve Beam Issue
#12 John Riggs' 1-Man Issue
#15 3rd Annual - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
#15 Dead Raccoon Issue
#20 4th Annual - The Bald Issue
#22 The Power Session - All Cards
#23 Tom Gagnon - One-Man Issue
#25 5th Annual - Name Brand Magic
Addendum liv
Steve Beam Table of Contributors Addendum lv
Steve Beam Alphabetical Table of Tricks Addendum lix
Steve Beam Thanksgiven Addendum lxv