Written by Steve Beam

Work of Various

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

(356 entries)


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Steve Beam Introduction ii
Harry Levine Helicopter Cut series of one handed triple cuts, false, The Cut That Connot Be ExplainedInspired by 26 445
Mike Gallo I'd Rather Switch beginning for cigarette through coin, coin is apparently taken from a handful of change 26 450
Steve Beam Taping Time mc bit, for stretching time, gag 26 451
Mike Gallo Box Jumper three half dollar travel to a coin box, they change into chines coin and the silver coins are found in the box, eventually thee copper coins appear in the boxInspired by 26 452
Sam Leo Horowitz Okito Box Move showing a full Okito box empty 26 452
Mike Gallo Modified Down's Fan Pass with retention of vision elementInspired by 26 453
Gary Plants Miracle Dealer spectator and performer select a card, both get half the cards and start dealing, suddenly performer says stop and on top of both halves are the selections 26 454
Richard Bartram, Jr. Boxer Shorts cards removed from box, immediately case vanishesAlso published here 26 455
Steve Beam Soap Opera opener gag, a bar of dove soap appears under handkerchief, then it changes into deck of cards 26 457
Steve Beam Subscriptions Dictionary of Important Magic Terms, gag glossary 26 460
Steve Beam Leftovers on Halloween, Gary Plants 26 464
Harry Levine Making Your Bones four times a joker is produced, which is changed to an ace 27 465
Harry Levine Variation on the F.T. Cut in combination with the HaLo Cut, to produce a card 27 466
Harry Levine, Derek Dingle, Edward Marlo Variation on the BoTop Change any of the bottom cards, chosen aceInspired byRelated to 27 467
Martin Lewis Card Spin 27 468
Harry Levine The Revolution Change 27 470
Harry Levine Hofzinser Top Change break handlingInspired by 27 472
Steve Beam Pot Holder gags with playing cards, on using ordinary cards
- Twins
- Double Up
- Smoothie
- Hot Deck
- Mixed Up
- Heavyweight (Wayne Kyzer)
- Shuffled
- Pot Holder
27 474
Mike Gallo Bluffed in combination with Le Paul's Spread PassInspired byRelated to 27 475
Paul Sorrentino Bluffed Again directly to the bottom, also with cover card, basically the same as Earick handlingRelated to 27 477
Steve Beam Phony Magic 1 medium on phone names card, 52 friendsRelated to 27 478
Marc DeSouza Dead Ringer ring on string moveInspired by 27 479
Steve Beam Name Dropping Related to 27 480
Wayne Kyzer Ordered Upwardly Mobile #2 handling and presentation ideaInspired by 27 480
Richard Bartram, Jr. The Dunninger Dove gag, variation, bird on a perchInspired by 27 481
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Subscriber Photocopy Service 27 482
Steve Beam Leftovers on Kreskin, Randi, Gary Hipp, Barry Wood 27 484
Steve Beam The Floating Lady queen floats between two halves of the deck, then the card vanishes, impromptuRelated toVariations 28 485
Steve Beam The Magic Maker marker is put in pocket without putting cap on it, big ink stain on shirt, then cap vanishes and reappears on pen and ink stain vanishes 28 489
Scott Robinson Automated Teller Card coin produced under a card, then three more coins appear on table in different corners 28 491
Al Schneider Twirl Load load coin under card, while twisting the card one-handed 28 491
Richard Bartram, Jr. Hop Card card spins out of the center, actually bottom card, see p. 541 for ideas by Scott RobinsonAlso published here 28 493
Michael Rubinstein Smoker Switch while coin is turned over in the hands 28 495
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Phoney Magic II phone rings, medium calls and is not called as usualRelated to 28 496
Harry Levine Dropping the Double dropping the double on the pack, variation on the D'Amico Double, see also p. 560 for further commentsInspired by 28 498
Scott Robinson Sucker Monte three phasesRelated toVariations 28 499
Theodore Annemann, Henry Christ Alignment Move Also published here 28 499
Steve Beam Subscriptions - How Much to Charge for Restaurants Also published here 28 501
Steve Beam Leftovers on "Peter's Quotations", Channing Pollock, Clayton Rawson, Martin Gardner, Scott Robinson, Richard Bartram 28 504
John Riggs Can-Can comedy routine, soda can changes brand six times in a bag, sucker elementInspired by
  • Jerry Johnson's "In the Bag" in "The Linking Ring" February 1989
29 505
Steve Beam Goosed a lot of ideas and refinements on Mutus, Nomen / Pairs Repaired, with twenty, 36 and 40 cardsRelated toVariations 29 507
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Subversive Congressional Activity 29 515
Steve Beam Style on using a portable backdrop for stage magicians 29 515
Steve Beam Lobotomy when glasses are removed huge spike protruding from the glasses, gagRelated to 29 516
Steve Beam Glass Cutter gag with glasses 29 517
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Glass Elevator glasses rise up and back into the case 29 517
Wayne Kyzer Visual Magic gag 29 518
Steve Beam Visual Magic II gags and ideas with glasses 29 519
Mark Young The Trick Back deck held in hand, selection appears sticking out, backpalm 29 519
Steve Pressley Wheel and Deal three prediction cards, card is selected, prediction cards have same value and when added together total is position of selection in the deck 29 521
Unknown The 21 Card Force Related to 29 522
Steve Beam Leftovers on Bev Bergeron, Joseph Pujol, Gary Plants, Midwest Magic Jubilee 29 524
Chris Kenner The Battle of the Bands Related toAlso published here 30 525
Steve Beam Snap! Handling Inspired by 30 529
Dexter Cleveland The Sponger three phase routine, with sponge 4 30 530
Steve Beam Special Scott Robinson Insert short bio of Scott Robinson 30 531
Scott Robinson, Steve Beam The Flop one card production, card ends up in middle, with a fan 30 531
Scott Robinson The Daley Double, Part I 30 533
Scott Robinson The Daley Double, Part II 30 534
Theodore Annemann, Henry Christ Alignment Move 30 534
Scott Robinson The Toy two folded cards penetrateVariationsAlso published here 30 535
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Cost Cutting in Magic 30 538
Steve Beam The Dehydrated Deck 52-on-1 card transforms into a complete deck 30 539
Steve Beam Taster's Choice 52-on-1 card transforms into a complete deck 30 540
Steve Beam Portapack 52-on-1 card transforms into a complete deck 30 540
Steve Beam Squeezers 52-on-1 card transforms into a complete deck 30 540
Steve Beam Leftovers on Ron Bauer, Stephen Minch, The Precursor, Don Morris, Jim Culver, Gary Jennings, Harry Riser, Chris Kenner, Gordon Jeppesen, Dan Garrett 30 544
John Riggs Linking Cards Also published here 31 545
Richard Bartram, Jr. Eyepopper punching a hole in the eyelid 31 549
Wayne Kyzer Hot Handed hands rubbed together, smoke appears, opener gag 31 550
Richard Bartram, Jr. Hotwire wire heats up in performer's hands, starts glowing, Hot Wire 31 550
Richard Bartram, Jr. Travelling Jack Jack between Aces moves up and down and eventually disappears 31 551
Gary Plants Decoy Inspired by
  • Stewart Judah's "Decoy Dice"
31 553
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Crediting Magic humorous articleAlso published here 31 554
Harry Levine The Real Las Vegas Split two deuces are split into aces , a card is dealt on each ace forming a blackjack 31 556
Tony Kardyro, Edward Marlo K.M. Move 31 557
Steve Beam Tweetsy story of a practical joke 31 558
Steve Beam Mail on a letter by Noel Coughlin 31 559
Steve Beam Leftovers on Memoirs of Robert-Houdin, palindromes 31 560
Steve Beam Brained a card peeked, one remembered from looking at the fan, third one thought of, one by one performer reverses cards behind his back, see also p. 578 for ideas by Harry Levine 32 561
Steve Beam Behind the Back Deck Switch - invisible deck presentationRelated toAlso published here 32 564
Ron Ferris Double Brainwave deck split in red / black two cards selected, ploy to place the card in other colored sectionAlso published here 32 566
Marc DeSouza The Thing three selections, odd-backed general / universal card ends up blank 32 567
Unknown Riffle Force 32 568
Michael Rubinstein Silverado several coins rubbed to a purse change color 32 570
Al Schneider, Michael Rubinstein Drop Vanish as a change on a purse 32 571
Michael Rubinstein Touch Change Spellbound 32 571
Scott Robinson Fan Belt packet penetrates card fan, variation where selection ends up reversed in the spread 32 574
William Goldman The In Version Inspired by 32 576
Steve Beam Double Dealer two cards at number, with incomplete faroRelated toAlso published here 32 579
Steve Beam Leftovers on Brad Reeder's Comedy Bash, Winter Carnival of Magic, John Riggs 32 580
Stephen Kradolfer The Power Link 33 581
Jerry Andrus The Andrus Bands Inspired by 33 585
Steve Beam Built-In Book Test Inspired by
  • Alan Milan's Book Test in Bob Nelson's "Comedy Mentalism, Volume II"
33 586
Scott Robinson The Big Bang reverse coin assembly 33 587
Scott Robinson The Boss Toss Related to 33 588
John Riggs The Golly Pitch gallo pitch variation, coin transfer 33 590
Harry Levine Tear Up with a Psychotic Twist handling for torn and restored cigarette paper 33 591
Steve Beam Roller Derby while doing the coin roll, a dinner roll appears 33 592
Rhett Bryson The Magician's Helper wand / plunger gag 33 592
Al Forsythe The Scissor Knot knot puzzle 33 593
Steve Beam Leftovers on illustrating a magic magazine, Dexter Cleveland 33 596
Steve Beam Harvey Rosenthal 34 597
Harvey Rosenthal The Overload Move Related to 34 599
Harvey Rosenthal Switch Poker hands build by touching cards, royal flush, using the overload move 34 601
Harvey Rosenthal Ace Funeral aces end up reversed in the deck, using the overload move 34 602
Harvey Rosenthal Fan Force Inspired byRelated to
  • Butler Fan Force in J.G. Thompson, Jr.'s "Top Secrets of Magic"
34 603
Harvey Rosenthal The Pre-Digested Sandwich Variations 34 604
Harvey Rosenthal Sound Effect sound made with the deck, one-handedVariations 34 606
Harvey Rosenthal The Traveling Break break held while pack is turned over 34 607
Harvey Rosenthal The Pop Up Move 34 608
Harvey Rosenthal Coin Crush see also p. 657 for another idea by Rosenthal, coin vanish, to thumb back clip, various ideas and methods
- Multiples
- Stealing
- Cleaning Up
- Milking the Silk - Vanish
- Milking the Silk - Production
- Multiple Productions
Variations 34 609
Harvey Rosenthal Culinary Cards 34 612
Harvey Rosenthal Rosenthal Mechanical Reverse Transfer 34 613
Harvey Rosenthal Out Boxed card penetrates deck and case 34 614
Steve Beam Subscriptions 34 616
Steve Beam Leftovers 34 616
Steve Beam The Floating Issue - Introduction 35 618
Gary Hipp Mail 35 618
Steve Beam Airlift deck is balanced on fingertips, various methodsRelated to 35 619
Steve Beam Power Pack half of deck balanced on other halfVariations 35 622
Scott Robinson Fan Flight half of deck balanced on other half, which is fanned 35 623
Steve Beam Suspenders pen balanced on finger, sucker routine 35 625
Richard Bartram, Jr. Pen-Nacle pen is suspended in front and behind a playing cardVariationsAlso published here 35 625
Richard Bartram, Jr. Balancing the Budget coin balanced on card, defying gravity 35 629
Steve Beam Free Fall card fan floats 35 630
Steve Beam Light Spread long spread of card between the hands without visible supportRelated to 35 633
David Lederman Looped how to make loops from elastic invisible thread 35 634
Steve Pressley, Steve Hook, Steve Beam High Rise static electricity, cards stick on finger, also as a gag 35 635
Steve Beam Carded business is suspended on other business card 35 635
Steve Beam Miscellaneous more ideas on defying gravity and floating routines 35 639
Steve Beam Steel Beams ideas with steel cards 35 639
Unknown Sponging floating card with attached spongeball 35 639
Unknown Matchless floating match 35 639
John Riggs Back to Business card on hand 35 639
John Riggs Back to Back Issues Inspired by 35 640
Ken Krenzel The Vanishing Lady idea for the vanish of Beam's Floating LadyInspired by 35 640
Stephen Kradolfer Ringer gag for floating ring, with Barbie doll 35 640
Steve Beam Leftovers on Henry Pettit 35 640
Dan Garrett The Knuckle Busting Ultra Garrett Spinning One-Hand Lateral Palm Platform Card Transformation (With Triple Change Option) see also p. 817 for more ideasRelated toAlso published here 36 641
Ken Krenzel Case-Tration three face routine, card ends up under cellophane, card through card case and then penetrates it again, duplicateInspired by 36 648
Richard Bartram, Jr. The Ripper quarter shuffled face up into face down quarter, other half is shuffled into it and face up cards ripped outVariationsAlso published here 36 650
Scott Robinson Quick Kings & Aces 36 653
Scott Robinson Displacement Move 36 653
Ken Krenzel Powering Up Inspired by 36 654
Steve Beam Tug of Bore when spectator selects a card 36 658
Henry Pettit Pocket Explosion sound made with the deck, gimmickedInspired by 36 658
Steve Beam Downer patter ideas for upside downInspired by 36 659
Steve Beam Leftovers on National Magic Day, Tom Craven, John Riggs, Bob Sheets idea for Yedid's Finger Fantasies, Barry Wood idea for the no-tear paper 36 660
Richard Bartram, Jr. Break Through rubber band through pencil 37 661
Scott Robinson Robber Bands one of two rubber bands vanishesInspired by 37 664
John Riggs The Jerk with a Pen spectator cannot remove cap from pen, performer can do it easily 37 665
Steve Beam My Cap Runneth Over spectator cannot replace cap on pen, performer can do it easily, see also p. 1172 37 667
Ken Krenzel Upward ideas and handling for Pen-nacleInspired by 37 668
John Riggs Glass Houses coin produced from purse frame, with doll hand, Mr. JimmyRelated to 37 671
Stephen Kradolfer Slight A Hand coin cut with doll hand, Mr. Jimmy 37 672
Gary Para Para Hands two in the hands one in the pocket with doll hands, eye ball as climax, Mr. Jimmy 37 673
Steve Beam $ubscriptions 37 674
Steve Beam How to Develop Your Memory Glands humorous article on how to remember namesAlso published here 37 674
Scott Robinson Coins, By Golly transposition of two silver and a brass coin, then all become brass 37 676
Steve Beam The Trapdoor - On the Road 37 677
John Riggs Card Force in LeftoversRelated to 37 678
Ron Ferris Ripped Variation in Leftovers, aces are ripped outInspired by 37 679
Steve Beam Leftovers on the new layout, Paul Matthews, Isaac Assimov's "Foundation", Siegfried and Roy 37 680
Steve Beam High Octane Card Magic all card issue 38 681
Steve Beam Mating Season 38 682
Steve Beam Mating Season III spectator calls three numbers between one and twenty-six, cards dealt in pairs, and cards at chosen numbers match in value and suitRelated to
  • Steve Beam's "Card Tricks from Mount Olympus", 1979
38 683
Steve Beam Mating Season IV spectator calls three numbers between one and twenty-six, cards dealt in pairs, and cards at chosen numbers match in value and suit, face up methodAlso published here 38 684
Steve Beam Mating Season V deck cut in halves, joker placed in any half, from that point on all cards are matesRelated to 38 686
Steve Beam False Deck Falsie triple false cut 38 688
Steve Beam Partial Falsie on the table 38 688
Steve Beam Mating Season VI as Mating Season V, impromptu, cards torn in halfAlso published here 38 688
Steve Beam Subscriptions - The Beam Course in Publishing Magic Magazines Lesson #1 - How to Reject Unwanted Contributions Also published here 38 692
Scott Robinson Valdez and Water with four aces, four phases 38 696
Trevor Lewis, Scott Robinson Monte Move 38 698
Steve Beam Leftovers on 4F, Harry Lorayne, Marv Leventhal 38 700
Steve Beam Mating Season VI two halves, cards on named number match, then all matchAlso published here 38 869
Scott Robinson Contra Band two rubber bands link, then one vanishes 39 702
Bret Blackshear Thumbs Up coin apparently produced from thumb tip, gag 39 704
Steve Beam The Steve Pressley Insert - Introduction brief bio 39 705
Steve Pressley Completed Masterpiece I IF Control, free cut principleInspired by 39 705
Steve Pressley Completed Masterpiece II as a single card predictionInspired by 39 706
Steve Pressley Losing Control with spectator 39 707
Steve Pressley Spellfinder 39 708
Steve Pressley The Under Control 39 709
Steve Pressley The Ace of Influence four phases, aces end up together on top 39 711
Henry Pettit The Key Card ideas for using the hotel key card in magic 39 713
Henry Pettit All Keyed Up hotel key card ends up attached to selection, deck as hotel with 52 rooms 39 714
Ron Ferris Sweetheart Stack spectator can change cardsInspired by
  • Nick Trost's "Challenge Poker Deal"
39 716
John Riggs The Eggroll Peek several cards, peek and overhand shuffle 39 717
Steve Beam Leftovers on Mark Gallo, Glenn Strange, Wayne Kyzer 39 720
Hiroyuki Sakai Point Break three coins productionRelated to 40 722
Barry Wood Rope Tips thumb of gag for rope through fingerRelated to
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Volume 5, #12. P. 419
40 724
Steve Beam Subscriptions 40 726
Steve Beam The Jack Birnman Insert 40 727
Jack Birnman Flying Downs 40 727
Jack Birnman Guardians red queens put in center and appear again 40 728
Jack Birnman Super Sum four cards produced, total gives position of cardRelated to 40 729
Peter Warlock P. W. Ace Cut 40 730
Norman Houghton The Recognition Reflex Related to 40 732
Steve Beam The World's Greatest Magician humorous revelation of a selected cardRelated toVariationsAlso published here 40 733
Wayne Kyzer Birth Card Inspired byAlso published here 40 734
Ken Krenzel Floating Deck deck on fingertips, in Leftovers 40 736
John Riggs Irritating Cards Across humorous card to pocket, 51 to pocket, gaffed and impromptu 40 738
Mike Rose Pen Gag steel ball from "ball point pen" 40 738
Steve Beam Leftovers on Paul Sorrentino, Steve Pressley, Wayne Kyzer 40 740
Hiroyuki Sakai Band On the Run rubber band around deck disappears and is found around selection, see p. 760 for credit informationInspired byRelated to 41 722
Steve Beam Subscriptions 41 725
Steve Beam Introduction Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - A Special Trapdoor Insert 41 726
Steve Beam May I Take Your Order? deck in new pack order, one card is moved and ends up sorted again 41 726
Steve Beam Have It Your Way card selected and replaced, deck is in new pack order and card put in proper position of the sequenceVariationsAlso published here 41 727
Steve Beam Opening Stab A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope.Related toVariationsAlso published here 41 728
Steve Pressley Stuck on You A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope, wax methodAlso published here 41 729
Steve Beam Signed Prophecy selection is signed and put in deck, prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be at the position of the selected card, deck is in new pack order, selection is found in envelope 41 729
Bill Simon The Prophecy Move 41 730
Steve Beam A Match Made in Zebulon (A Suburb of Knightdale) two selection found at same position when deck is cut in halfInspired byAlso published here 41 731
Steve Beam A Match Made in Knightdale two selection found at same position when deck is cut in halfAlso published here 41 734
Roger Sherman Herbie the Hand with rubber doll hand, three card monte, money card jumps to magician's hand 41 736
Edward Marlo K.M. Move - with Reverse Fingering Action 41 738
Steve Beam Leftovers on sweaty palms, Ray Goulet, Rudy Coby, Ed Alonzo, practical joke with a printer 41 740
Steve Beam Dear Subscribers One Man Issue - The Magic of Harry Levine 42 742
Steve Beam Harry Levin (Up Close and Poisonal) on Harry Levine, brief 42 743
Harry Levine The Hurricane Change Related to 42 744
Harry Levine The Menace four cards vanish one by one and reappear again 42 748
Harry Levine, Edward Marlo, Larry Jennings Jennings Revelation Variation Inspired by 42 750
Unknown Spread Half Pass 42 750
Dai Vernon Hand-to-Hand Card Transfer handwash 42 751
Harry Levine A Sandwich to Go Inspired by 42 753
Harry Levine Bottom Card Cover Turnover Pass peeked card controlled second from the bottom, turnover pass 42 753
Harry Levine Leipzig's Opener card appears on top of the deck in spectator's hand, as a last phase in Leipzig's Slap Ace RoutineRelated to 42 754
Harry Levine The Juicer picking off the pip, Four, Three, Two to Ace, hurricane changeInspired by 42 755
Steve Beam Hurricane Watch (Where Do We Go From Here?) ideas on the Hurricane ChangeRelated to 42 756
Steve Beam Subscriptions - The Trapdoor or Death. The Choice is Yours 42 758
Steve Beam Leftovers on Paul Chosse, Bill Miesel, Ed Eckl, Lota bowl 42 760
Scott Robinson Time Travel borrowed ring vanishes and appears on performer's watch bandVariations 43 761
Steve Beam Clocking In watch appears on arm 43 764
Yuji Wada Imported Kings to Aces as Yugi Wada, quartet transposition 43 765
Unknown Veeser Count Variation 43 765
Peter Schilling No Smokes empty cigarette package is crumpled and blown up again, cigarette is removedInspired by 43 767
Steve Beam Steve Pressley on Steve Pressley's passing 43 768
Steve Pressley Double Hit two cards predicted, matesAlso published here 43 768
Steve Beam Subscriptions Also published here 43 770
John Riggs The Optical Location cards shuffled face up into face down, two cards selected and performer finds themAlso published here 43 770
William P. Miesel Right Here Is Your Card revelation of a selected card by spelling Your Card Is Right Here and forming na arrow with the packetsInspired byVariations 43 772
Mark Fitzgerald Duet penetrating rubber bands variations and handling, crazy man's handcuffs 43 773
Steve Beam Leftovers on David Copperfield, Ed Marlo anecdotes, Richard's Almanac, 4F convention 43 780
Yuji Wada The Spinner Change as Yugi Wada 44 782
Anthony Lindan See Through Switch as Anthony Linden, wallet to switch a card when removed 44 784
Steve Beam Community Property bill changes into other as well as the bill on a picture 44 785
Steve Beam Trade in Time car key changes into different brand as well as picture of a car on a photo 44 786
Tom Craven Armchair Golfer Mel Stover's Vanishing Pencil (version of the Magic Egg Puzzle), pencil on paper changes places with pencil on initialed paper 44 787
Steve Beam Subscriptions list on "You know it's going to be a bad day for magic when:" 44 788
Barry Wood The Wood Cutter ring of rope without ends is shown fairly and cut again with fingers 44 789
Roger Sherman Eye Opener doll hand vanishes, with eye ball gag, with variation by Steve Beam, see also p. 838 for ideas by Mike Rose 44 791
Steve Beam Encoded one of several rubber bands is selected, when stretched "You will pick me" is seen written on itRelated to 44 792
Scott Robinson Slideways Production slide appears in empty mount 44 794
Scott Robinson Slideways Penetration slide in mount is put in envelope and is penetrated with a pencil 44 796
Steve Beam Leftovers on Alan Slaight, Jay Marshall, Stewart James, Stephen Minch, Abe Carnow 44 800
John Riggs The Open Book Test triple prediction, word, card and picture from a magazine, Mental Epic, comedy presentation 45 802
Allan Slaight I Cannot Spell A Lie Also published here 45 806
Marty Martini The Postcard prediction card in envelope turns out to be selectionAlso published here 45 807
Steve Beam Fantasy Vacation I vacation prediction, no gag, spectator sits on envelope 45 809
Steve Beam Fantasy Vacation II prediction of a city, vacation plot, spectator sits on envelope 45 810
Gary Ouellet Special Forces similar to a riffle force 45 812
Richard Street Stainless Steal Cutlery top stock and full deck control 45 813
Steve Beam Subscriptions fake interview with The Great Baldini 45 816
Steve Beam Leftovers on Michael Clancy, Wayne Kyzer, Bob Lund, Magic Inc, Matt Schulien, Frances Marshall 45 820
Thomas Baxter Breathless performer cuts to the aces, then kings and suits are produced as a climax 46 822
Unknown Multiple Shift 46 823
Steve Beam Unleaded several mechanical pencils, spectator removes lead from one which performer divines 46 825
Mac King Shoe Time signed card to shoe 46 827
Hiroyuki Sakai Tokyo Triumph 46 828
Hiroyuki Sakai Table Display Variation on Martinez' Packet DisplayInspired by 46 830
David Solomon Four for Four Ace, Two, Three and Four rise to top of packet after distributed among the cardsRelated to 46 831
Dai Vernon, David Solomon Strip-Out Addition wedge 46 831
Van Abernathy Chute deck encircled with rubber band, signed selection floats down attached to small parachuteRelated to 46 834
Steve Beam The Spinners pirouette flourish, several ideas, see also p. 920 for an idea by Bob Bengal
- The Wind Up
- Tired
- Business Cards I
- Business Cards II
Related to 46 834
Steve Beam Subscriptions with fake lecture contract 46 836
Steve Beam Leftovers on an opening line by John Riggs, Dick Dale, business card gag, taboos and Jim Culver 46 840
Scott Robinson Riding the Wave mentally selected card is found reversed in the deck, three different handlingsRelated to 47 842
Steve Beam, Scott Robinson Color Wave with different colored back 47 845
Steve Beam Scott Robinson short humorous bioRelated to 47 846
Scott Robinson Visual Retentive also as a change 47 847
Scott Robinson Changing a Fan Belt left hand's fan penetrates right hand's fan, selection ends up in other fan reversed 47 848
Scott Robinson Case Closed I signed card vanishes among aces and appears in case 47 849
Scott Robinson Case Closed II one sandwich in card case 47 851
Scott Robinson Sucker Ending climax for Scott's Sucker MonteRelated to 47 853
Steve Beam Subscriptions on gender neutral terms in magic 47 854
Scott Robinson Card It Away on the deck, card is apparently removed and melts away 47 856
Steve Beam Leftovers on opening lines by John Riggs, Dai Vernon, Stephen Minch, Lisa Weedman, George Sands, Don Morris, Dan Garrett, Earl Oakes, Ed Weiss, Alec Callow, getting booked on conventions, Richard Bartram 47 860
Marc DeSouza Shape Shifter Inspired byRelated to 48 862
Oscar Munoz Pirouette Change Variations 48 864
Marc DeSouza The Cover Change variation of the sleeve changeRelated to 48 866
Stephen Kradolfer A Hull of a Triumph thought of cardInspired by 48 867
Howard Cohen The Tap Change coin changes when tapped with a penVariations 48 868
Steve Beam The Forgotten Trick shuffled deck behind back, number is called and card named at position 48 869
Steve Beam Impaired named card ends up between jokersVariations 48 871
Steve Beam Subscriptions 48 872
Simon Lovell The Packed Wallet card to wallet, second phase 51 cards to walletAlso published here 48 875
Steve Beam Leftovers on Billy McDonald, Mike Gallo, Evan Katz, Michael Close, Gary Plants, Joan Moran, Marty Martin 48 880
Shigeo Futagawa The Toaster deck pushed in case, selection sticks out 49 882
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Flight Switch flourish card switch 49 884
Hiroyuki Sakai Facing the Aces four aces end up face up in the deck, deck is thrown in other hand 49 885
Thomas Baxter Ascanio Meets Hofzinser 49 887
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio Spread Laydown 49 889
Guy Hollingworth Cases Loaded three selections travel under card case one by one, last card is found in case 49 890
Anthony Lindan Psychic Compatibility as Anthony linden, number divination 49 892
Steve Beam Subscriptions 49 893
Steve Beam Lube Job cards cannot be removed from case, oil can is needed, gagRelated toAlso published here 49 894
Jean-Pierre Vallarino The Circle Change card changes while it is rotated face up between halves 49 896
Steve Beam Leftovers on opening lines, Tom Craven, Paul Critelli 49 900
Jim Krenz Savage Card all cards from deck change into selection, Himber wallet 50 901
Jim Krenz The Card Dropper Shuffle cards drop on the table 50 904
Mike Rose Boxed Surprise selection is found folded in case, cards do not fit into it, gag 50 905
Steve Beam Ten Year Index 50 907
Steve Beam The Weasel card appears face up and out jogged in the deck 50 917
Steve Beam Subscriptions epitaph jokes 50 919
Steve Beam Leftovers on Bob Weil 50 920
Steve Beam Addendum (Repeated from Volume 1) Addendum ii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #26 on Harry Levine, Mike Gallo Addendum iii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #27 on being a professional magician Addendum iv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #28 on The Floating Lady, Scott RobinsonRelated to Addendum vi
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #29 on GoosedRelated to Addendum viii
Steve Beam Casting Call cards with celebrities, divination of several chosen cards Addendum x
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #30 Addendum xii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #31 Addendum xiii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #32 on credits for Double DealerRelated to Addendum xiv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #33 on Jerry Andrus Addendum xv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #34 Addendum xvi
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #35 on producing the magazine, Dan Garrett, floating effects Addendum xvii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #36 on a practical joke by Richard Bartram, Gary Plants and Evert Chapman Addendum xviii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #37 Addendum xix
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #38 on Marv Leventhal Addendum xx
Steve Beam Mating Season VII multiple phase matching routine, as a climax all cards matchAlso published here
  • "Mating Season VII" in "Semi-Automatic Card Tricks Volume VI"
Addendum xx
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #39 on Super SumRelated to Addendum xxvi
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #40 on credits for The Recognition Reflex and Point Break, handling for The World's Greatest MagicianRelated to Addendum xxviii
Joe Riding It Takes a Year all cards are dealt by spelling words, last card is selection Addendum xxix
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #41 on a variation of Opening Stab by Marv LeventhalRelated to Addendum xxxi
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #42 Addendum xxxv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #43 Addendum xxxvi
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #44 Addendum xxxvii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #45 Addendum xxxviii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #46 on David Solomon, Jeff Siegfried Addendum xxxix
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #47 on credits for The ShapeshifterRelated to Addendum xli
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #48 Addendum xliii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #49 on Gary Plants Addendum xliv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #50 Addendum xlv
Steve Beam Table of Contents - Issue by Issue Addendum xlvii
Steve Beam Special Issues #30 Insert - Scott Robinson
#34 Harvey Rosenthal - The One Man Issue
#35 The Floating Issue
#37 No-Card Issue
#38 High-Octate Card Magic (all cards)
#39 Insert - Steve Pressley
#40 Insert - Jack Birnman
#41 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks
#42 Harry Levine - One Man Issue
#47 Scott Robinson - One Man Issue
#49 International Issue
Addendum liv
Steve Beam Table of Contributors Addendum lv
Steve Beam Alphabetical Table of Tricks Addendum lix
Steve Beam Thanksgiven Addendum lxv
Steve Beam Unintended Bonus Section Addendum lxvii
Steve Beam Dealing with the Crimpers humorous article on magician's borrowing and crimping cards by other performer Addendum lxix
Steve Beam The Perks of Being a Professional Addendum lxxi