Written by Harlan Tarbell

1942/27
Work of Various

416 pages (Hardcover), published by D. Robbins & Co., Inc.
Illustrated with drawings by Harlan Tarbell.
Language: English

(188 entries)

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Unknown The P-L Vanishing Wand wand wrapped up in paper vanishes, paper shell
47
Unknown The Wandering Wand and Envelopes wand travels from one long envelope to another
50
Unknown Wand from Pocketbook from too small purse
51
Ed Reno Cigar from Pocketbook cigar from too small purse
53
Unknown Wand from Card Case
54
Unknown Simplex Handkerchief Producing Wand gaffed wand to produce handkerchief
55
Unknown Vanishing Handkerchief Wand vanishes inside wand
56
Unknown The Rising Wand rubber band
58
Unknown Sure-Grip Magnetized Wand
59
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell's Magnetized Wand thread
60
William G. Edwards Edwards' Magnetic Wand other things stick to wand
63
Harlan Tarbell Magnetic Rising Cards cards rise by touching deck with gaffed wand (page 63)
64
Unknown An Emergency Magnetic Wand if wand on page 63 is unavailable, tape
67
Unknown The Penetrating Wand sliding ends
67
Unknown Card in the Egg - Wand torn and restored card to egg
69
Unknown Rising Ring on Wand thread
73
Laurie Ireland Ireland's Growing Wand
75
Frank Kelly Vanishing Wand Routine wand vanishes and reappears on spectator's back
76
Unknown Superba Paper Cone for Handkerchief Vanish
79
Ralph W. Read, Harlan Tarbell The Ghostly Silk comedy silk from paper cone to glass
82
Unknown Puffing Rice in a Cone making popcorn in paper cone
85
Unknown The Two-Way Paper Cone vanishing, switching, producing silks, ...
86
Unknown 1 - Vanishing Handkerchiefs using Two-Way Paper Cone (page 86)
87
Unknown 2 - Production of Silks using Two-Way Paper Cone (page 86)
87
Unknown 3 - Color Change of Silks using Two-Way Paper Cone (page 86)
87
Unknown 4 - The Knotted and Unknotted Silks using Two-Way Paper Cone (page 86)
87
Unknown 5 - Sympathetic Silks using Two-Way Paper Cone (page 86)
87
Unknown 6 - Cut and Restored Handkerchief using Two-Way Paper Cone (page 86)
88
Unknown 7 - Torn and Restored Tissue Paper using Two-Way Paper Cone (page 86)
89
Unknown 8 - Cards and Ribbon cards thread themself onto ribbon, using Two-Way Paper Cone (page 86)
89
Unknown 9 - Paper Linking Rings using Two-Way Paper Cone (page 86)
90
Unknown 10 - Patriotic Silks using Two-Way Paper Cone (page 86)
90
Unknown 11 - Twentieth Century Silks using Two-Way Paper Cone (page 86)
90
Unknown Royal Paper Cone to vanish small flat objects
91
Unknown Century Card Vanishing Paper to vanish few cards
92
Unknown ACME Coin Vanishing Paper gaffed paper with pocket
93
Unknown Modern Coin Vanishing Paper gaffed paper with pocket
94
Unknown Coin Through the Saucer marked coin visibly penetrates saucer
96
Unknown The Miser's Dream full routine, using hat
99
Unknown Hand to Hand Flight of Four Coins
108
Unknown The Passe Coins and Glasses from glass to glass, using coin on thread
112
Unknown The Passe Coins from Hand to Hand using shell
118
Unknown The Phantom Coin shell applications, coin travels, coin vanishes
122
Eugene Verbeck The Coin in the Magical Envelopes basically a coin into nest of envelopes with newspaper-envelope transformations, for credit information see Carney reference
Variations 123
Unknown Vest Holder for Coins
125
Unknown The Push-In Vanish
131
Unknown The Pick-Up Vanish
132
Unknown The Pivot Vanish
133
Unknown Front and Back Hand Palm
134
Unknown The Throwing Vanish
135
Unknown The Pull-Away Vanish
136
Unknown To Vanish Cigarette Up The Nose
137
Unknown To Produce Cigarette From Ear
137
Unknown To Swallow Cigarette
137
Paul Fox Vanish and Production
138
Unknown The Multiplying Cigarette
139
Unknown The Change-Over Palm
141
Unknown The Change-Over Palm
141
Unknown The Burning Cigarette and Silk Handkerchief cigarette into silk, thumb tip
141
Unknown The Phantom Cigarette classic pantomime production
143
Unknown The Vanishing Cigarette pull
144
Ed Reno The Vanishing Pencil pull
146
Unknown The Dollar Bill in the Cigarette
146
Unknown Catching Cigarettes in the Air using gimmick on finger
150
Unknown An Odd Cigarette Vanish using cigarette clip on finger
152
Cardini Floating Cigarette thread, cigarette floats into clear tube
154
Unknown Lighted Cigarette from Box sight gag
156
Unknown Back and Front Hand Palming vanish and production with pivot
157
Unknown Back Palm
158
Unknown To Produce Card single card from back palm
160
Unknown To Produce Cards in a Fan from back palm
161
Paul Fox Simplified Back and Front Hand Palm
161
Unknown Production of Cards one at a time from Back of Hand two methods
162
Unknown Production of Cards one at a time from Front of Hand
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Unknown To Vanish Cards one at a time and Reproduce them
165
Unknown Flash Card Production card produced from tambourine, using body load
167
Unknown Producing Fans of Cards split fan productions
170
Unknown The Phantom Pip picking up the pip... and putting it back on
172
Paul Fox Adding Cards to Back of Deck while front is exposed
174
Paul Fox Back Hand Color Change using back palm
174
Unknown Open Finger Color Change using clip palm
175
Unknown Slap Change
177
Unknown Push Up Color Change
178
Unknown Thumb Steal Color Change palm off can be used to produce fans (context), thumb palm
179
Unknown Double Card Change both on the deck
179
Charles A. Leedy Slip Up Color Change
Related to 180
Unknown Top Card Change - Method 1
181
Unknown Top Card Change - Method 2 different dynamic than method 1
182
Unknown Top Card Change - Method 3 old style with finger change
182
Unknown Top Card Change - Method 4 end grip
183
Unknown Modern Card Change variation with side jogged double
183
Unknown Single Hand Card Change toss change
184
Cardini Bottom Dealing - Method 1 mentioning of standard bottom deal effects
185
Unknown Bottom Dealing - Method 2
186
Audley Walsh Bottom Dealing - Method 3
187
Cardini Second Dealing - Method 1
189
Unknown Second Dealing - Method 2
190
Unknown Second Dealing - Method 3
191
Joe Berg Second Dealing - Method 4 end grip take
192
Unknown Second Dealing - Method 5 end grip take
193
Unknown Dealing Bottoms end grip take
193
Unknown The Ribbon Drop
194
Unknown The Cascade
194
Unknown Production of Cards from the Mouth
195
Unknown Cascade Production from Boy's Nose
196
Charlier The One-Handed Cut
196
Audley Walsh Any Name Called For mathematical placement, random names are spelled to, card found at last position
199
Audley Walsh Ten Card Color Change
201
Richard Himber Double Detection magician determines facing cards in a by a spectator faced deck
Variations 205
Unknown Second From Bottom Glimpse
206
George G. Kaplan, Audley Walsh, Al Baker A Clever Card Discovery mathematical, based on Telephone Mystery
208
Al Baker, Audley Walsh Telephone Mystery
210
William H. McCaffrey Variation of the Telephone Mystery
Related to 211
E. J. Moore Prophetic Card Discovery a bit disguised
215
Unknown The Conjurer's Touch deck in performer's pocket, he produces any suit and value on command
Variations 218
Percy Abbott A Mysterious Discovery spectator removes x cards, magician finds card with value x, set-up
220
T. Nelson Downs Marvello transposition with extremely strange procedure, mathematical
223
Cardini Cardini's Rising Cards five cards, rubber band between two cards
229
Unknown Rising Deck From Card Case thread
234
Louis Tannen A Pack Full Of Pep deck from case, rubber
235
Unknown The Rising Cards and Card Case half the pack and case have holes
237
Keith Clark Rising Card from the Pocket from breast pocket
241
Unknown Rising Cards from Glass Goblet three cards, with loop moves, variation with assistant (page 249)
243
Al Baker Rising Cards from Goblet - Al Baker Method different hook up
249
Henry Gordien Rising Cards from Goblet - Henry Gordien Method different hook up
250
Howard Thurston Howard Thurston Rising Cards cards rise and float into hand
250
Paul Fox, Harlan Tarbell Superba Rising Cards four cards rise and float into hand
255
Howard Thurston Thurston's Floating Card card floats up and down, thread
257
Buatier de Kolta De Kolta Card Fountain all cards except one jump out of glass, thread
259
Harry Stork Harry Stork Card Fountain cards jump out of glass
261
Jean Hugard Jean Hugard's Card Fountain cards jump out of glass, thread
263
Tommy Dowd Tommy Dowd's Rising Cards cards rise while isolated in two glasses
265
Harlan Tarbell Humpty Dumpty Outdone spectator breaks egg in handkerchief
269
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell's Unbreakable Egg spectator breaks egg in handkerchief
274
Harlan Tarbell The Egg Bag long routine, "Tarbell Style" Egg Bag
277
Dante Egg Bag Presentation egg size varies according to how hard spectator blows, black egg when black person blows
Related to 278
Unknown Double Handkerchief
279
Percy Abbott "Fool-Zum" Egg Bag Routine
288
Unknown Billard Ball Manipulation hinge shell gimmick
293
Unknown Adam and Eve four ball production and vanish, longer routine with several sleights and shell
295
Unknown The Multiplying Golf Balls different design
306
Unknown Special Adjuncts for Ball Manipulators body load holder for balls
307
Unknown Rainbow Billiard Balls rainbow chicagoer routine
308
Unknown A Mysterious Ball Transposition two balls in silk and glass goblets transpose
313
Unknown The Handkerchief Ball universal gimmick with loop, handwashing displays
317
Eugene Laurant, Buatier de Kolta, Servais LeRoy Soup Plate and Handkerchiefs two silks disappear and reappear under soup plate on chair
322
Unknown Two Soup Plates and Handkerchiefs two silks vanish and reappear between soup plates
Related to 325
Unknown Twentieth Century Silks
327
Unknown Handkerchief to Billiard Ball hollow ball
331
Bert Douglas The Elusive Rainbow 20th century silks with knot placed in mouth, then ball appears and travels into mouth
333
Bert Douglas Spot The Red 20th century silks with knot placed in mouth, then ball appears and travels into mouth
337
Harlan Tarbell Type of Rope used
339
Milbourne Christopher Christopher's Three Knots in a Rope three knots appear, one disappears, one is untied, one is taken off
339
Milbourne Christopher Christopher's Jumping Knot knot jumpes from one position on rope to another
342
Louis Tannen Tannen's Ring, Knot and Rope borrowed finger ring travels from handkerchief in knot on rope
Variations 344
Milbourne Christopher Christopher's Thread to Rope thin thread changes visibly into rope
347
Unknown Self-Untying Rope thread
349
Milbourne Christopher Christopher's Cigarette to Rope three different methods
349
Unknown The Phantom Knot disappearing knot
353
Unknown Hindu Knots knots appear and disappear
355
Chefalo Chefalo's Knot disappearing knot
358
Harlan Tarbell, Chefalo Tarbell's Triple Chefalo Knot disappearing knots
358
Unknown Hocus Pocus" Cut and Restored Rope"x
359
Unknown A Novel Knot Steal stealing a knotted on knot
362
Unknown Magician's Cut and Restored Rope
363
Unknown Perplexo Cut and Restored Rope
366
Richard Himber Himber's Rope Mytersy
367
Ted Collings Ted Collin's Panama Rope Mystery
368
Syl Reilly Ghostly Card in the Dark card image appears in dark room, luminous paint
373
Syl Reilly Date on a Borrowed Coin date appears as image in dark room, luminous paint
375
Syl Reilly A Selected Word word appears as image in dark room, luminous paint
375
Syl Reilly Spirit Answers word appears as image in dark room, luminous paint
375
Syl Reilly The Phantom Die chosen number divined, luminous paint
376
Syl Reilly The Magazine Test clever, luminous paint
376
Syl Reilly The Phantom Tray chosen object is determined, luminous paint
378
Syl Reilly "Ghostlite" in the Dark Seance The Evil Eye, Spooky Lights, Apparitions of Spirit Articles, Ghostly Faces, Ectoplasm, Ghost Materialization, using luminous paint
379
Edward Saint Spirit Lights under Test Conditions seance style, luminous paint
383
Unknown The Mystery of King Tut two persons change place
387
Unknown Who and Which two persons change place
395
Unknown Who and Which (Simple Method) two persons change place
401
Unknown Three Kings and a Queen person appears in paravent
403
Karl Fulves The Optical Force (chapter 33-A added to 1975 edition, see "13 Prophets", p. 20)
two spectators choose cards: mates
Variations 408
Karl Fulves Demon Digits calculation procedure, result predicted
409
Karl Fulves Ultra Die strange card prediction, chosen by rolling a die
410
Karl Fulves The Folded Prophecy nail writer, through envelope, carbon paper
412
Karl Fulves, Don Nielson Liars Convention magician blindfolded, three spectators choose cards two exchange cards, magicican knows who and the cards, marked stacked deck
412
Karl Fulves Clocks and Cards clock time duplication, then drawn card is found by medium
414
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles Roughing it mental reverse variant
416