Written by Harlan Tarbell

1945/27
Work of Various

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

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Milbourne Christopher Christopher's Telegram to Flowers spring flowers
21
Unknown Flash Paper some information
23
Milbourne Christopher Christopher's Flaming Napkin paper napkin bursts into flames, using only little flash paper
23
Lyle Laughlin Instantaneous Flower Production sleeve
25
Bert Easley Bert Easley's Impromptu Cigarette Production manipulative, with transfer sleight
27
Arnold Belais Smoke Up Your Sleeve smoke is blown in one sleeve and comes out the other, tube
29
Jos. Scherer Impromptu Hydrostatic Glass
32
Jos. Scherer Freezing a Glass of Water optical illusion with upside down "proof"
34
John Isley Isley's "Anti-Gravico" hydrostatic bottle, gimmick with hole to put matches trough
36
Harlan Tarbell Water Production from Paper Cup
39
Fred Shadley, Harlan Tarbell Water in the Hat gag, water is poured in borrowed hat
41
Samuel Berland Berland Cup and Water Transit paper cup with water travels from paper bag to hat
Also published here 43
Harlan Tarbell, William Larsen The Soap Pitchman banknight effect with 3 bars of soap, dollar bill in one package
46
Unknown Bill Pull
47
John Giordmaine The Stamp Album magic coloring book with stamps
51
Unknown A double envelope used to vanish stamps
53
Dell O'Dell Dell O'Dell Stamp Album Presentation presentation for the magic coloring book
54
John Booth John Booth's Album of Stars photographs vanish from envelope to appear in album and picture frame
55
Unknown Knife and Paper Squares paddle move effect with paper pieces stuck to blade
62
Russel Walsh Paddle Move
62
Robert Lotz Koko and the Jumping Block short cube a libre routine with a jack-in-the-box
64
Unknown Cut and Restored Necktie once own tie
69
Jack Gwynne Jack Gwynne's Color Changing Rabbit two living rabbits
71
Unknown A 16-Thimble Routine long routine with all kinds of effects and body loading
73
Unknown Special Thimble Holder
74
Unknown 1 - Thumb Palming a Thimble
76
Unknown 2 - Back and Front Hand Palming with Thimble
76
Unknown 3 - Production of Thimble from back palm
77
Unknown 4 - Change-Over Palm
78
Unknown 5 - Slow Thimble Vanish in Hand
80
Unknown 6 - Second Finger Hide-Away hand washing display
81
Unknown 7 - Production of Thimble from empty left Palm
81
Unknown 8 - Pull-Away Thimble Vanish
82
Unknown 9 - Production from Thumb Palm
82
Unknown 10 - Throw-Away Vanish one-handed
82
Unknown 11 - Two-in-One Color Change
83
Unknown 12 - Change back to original Color
84
Unknown 13 - Thumb Down Vanish
84
Unknown 14 - Transfer Color Change
86
Unknown 15 - Head Vanish placing thimble apparently in head
88
Unknown 16 - Mouth Vanish
89
Unknown 17 - Thimble Jump from Hand to Hand
90
Unknown 18 - Side Swing Jump Over from hand to hand
91
Unknown The Miser's Dream with Thimbles
97
Unknown Some interesting Thimble Vanishes Thumb Tip Vanish
Phantom Thimble Vanish (using half thimble gaff)
Another Phantom Thimble Vanish
Small Paper Bag Vanish
99
Harry Houdini The Needle Mystery needle swallowing routine
103
Buerger Threaded Razor Blades in Mouth razor blade swallowing routine
108
John Booth A John Booth Suggestion to switch out sharp blades
111
Dr. Kolma, Harlan Tarbell "Snooty Snake" signed or marked card appears at end of spring snake in can
Variations 113
Karl Germain The Flash Card Change in glass while covored with handkerchief
Related toVariations 116
Harlan Tarbell "Card on the Necktie" card appears on performer's tie
119
Unknown The "Yankee Doodle" Card singing a tune, card appears at last beat
120
Joe Berg Flip-Up Card half card is used to shoot (half) card out of deck or halfway out of pack like a pop-out
122
Audley Walsh, Unknown Pop-Up Cards cards either appear at fingertips or shoot in air from classic palm
123
Audley Walsh The Jump-Up Card card jumps straight up from deck in hat
124
Richard Himber The Revolver Card card shoots out of deck like a bullet
125
Audley Walsh Side Spinner
126
Audley Walsh Long Distance Spinner
Related to 127
Joe Karson The Floating Queen card floats behind the fingers
Related to 128
Joe Karson The Vanishing "Bird Cage" Card
130
John Prince Mendes Shooting Card card shoots out of deck which is held by spectator in performer's hand, reel
132
Unknown Modern Rising Cards from Envelope packet of cards is put in envelope, selection rise from it
135
Unknown Enchanted Cards and Envelope three cards are put in envelope and rise from it
139
Unknown Bewitched Rising Cards and Envelope three cards are put in envelope and rise from there
142
Unknown Myterious Bookmarks - Rising Cards from Book three cards are put in different places in a book and rise from there
145
Unknown A Book and a Card card is put in book and rises from there, using back palm
148
Harlan Tarbell Rising Cards Through Hat cards are put in glass under hat, selections rise through hat into view
150
Unknown Rising Cards out of Hat selections rise out of hat
152
Harlan Tarbell Haunted House Rising Cards deck put in small house, selections rise through chimney...
154
Unknown The Flying Cards classic with two persons holding a small packet, three methods
157
Harlan Tarbell "Flying Cards" classic with two persons holding a small packet
158
Harlan Tarbell Packet to Packet Transfer for stand-up
159
Unknown The False Count
162
Harlan Tarbell The Passing of Three Selected Cards using selections
165
Unknown Flying Cards and Envelopes cards are put in envelopes (that are switched)
166
Harry Wilder Flying Cards with envelopes, ungaffed
170
Hen Fetsch Surpasso marked selections travel, with envelopes
172
Dr. Raymond L. Beebe Ships that pass in the night three cards
174
Harlan Tarbell Red and Black Transposition ten red and ten black cards change places, rough and smooth
177
Unknown The Cards up the Sleeve twelve cards from hand to trouser pocket
181
Unknown Pocket Concealment showing pocket empty with card in it
182
Unknown Self-Contained Card Vanish vanishing two cards from three card packet
185
Unknown Back to Front Hand Card Vanish e.g. for last card in cards up the sleeve
185
Unknown Cards up the Sleeve (Shoulder Method) twelve cards
187
Unknown Pivot Card Vanish
188
Richard Himber Transcendental Book Test using mathematical addition force
Also published here 192
Unknown Addition Force number variable
195
Hen Fetsch Double Knockout sum of four apparently random numbers is divined, using 1 stooge
196
U. F. Grant New Slate Test sum of four years is predicted
200
Eddie Clever Answer to a Mentalist's Prayer indetectible method to mark an envelope and several applications
202
Eddie Clever The "Red and Black" Effect one red and several black cards are put in envelopes, magician identifies red
203
Eddie Clever To Pick Out and Name a Selected Card several cards in envelopes, selection is identified
203
Eddie Clever The Living and Dead Test
204
Ralph W. Read Perfected Mental Masterpiece impression device, dealer's item, application mentioned
206
Unknown Distant Mental Communication assistent in different room lists objects that are freely selected
206
Unknown The Yogi's Prediction prediction, kind of confabulation, carbon envelope
209
Unknown Rapid Mental Transference divination of anything written and put in envelope, slit in envelope
211
Unknown Superba Prediction nail writer
214
Unknown Telepathic Pictures design duplication, carbon paper
216
Unknown A "One Man" Mind Reading Act billets are handed out for questions, quastion answer act
219
Unknown The Billet Switch
222
Unknown A Modern Crystal Gazing Act using switching tray
224
Anna Eva Fay, Ralph W. Read The Excelsior Mind Reading Act different methods to ascertain information, long discussion of this type of work
231
Henry Hardin, Harlan Tarbell, Burling Hull Telepathic Deck of Cards early tossed out deck versions with one card
Related to 244
Henry Hardin Forcing Deck every card is half forcing card, half indifferent
244
Burling Hull Svengali Deck
245
Dr. Ford Rogers Glued Svengali Deck pairs glued together, for tossed out deck
245
Harlan Tarbell The Telepathic Deck pairs glued together in centre, for tossed out deck
245
S. H. Paine The Psychic Paper spectator chooses number and color, number is predicted in chosen color
246
Unknown, Henry Hardin The Quick and the Dead nine methods
248
Ralph W. Read Tapping Pencil spectator feels "impulses" that still pencil makes
Related to 259
Ten Ichi Ten Ichi Thumb Tie longer routine
264
Unknown Modernized Ten Ichi Thumb Tie knotting method
271
Unknown Tip-Top Thumb Tie knotting method
272
Harlan Tarbell Chow Sen Thumb Tie knotting method
274
Frank Ducrot Frank Ducrot Thumb Tie knotting method
275
Jack Miller Jack Miller Thumb Tie knotting method
Variations 276
Harlan Tarbell Simplex Thumb Tie knotting method
277
Harlan Tarbell "Li Ling" Thumb Tie knotting method
279
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Tape Tie tape is simply cut through
280
Harlan Tarbell Chinese Thumb Tie knotting method
281
Mel Forrester Rubber Band Thumb Tie knotting method
283
Eugene Laurant Chinese Linking Rings full routine
287
Herman L. Weber Emergency Routine two single rings, two linked rings
Variations 306
Jack Miller Jack Miller's Spinning Rings nice display
311
Tommy Dowd "Odin" Ring Count four rings
312
Tommy Dowd Tommy Dowd's Spinning Ring Flourish display
314
Unknown The Cut and Restored Ribbon thumb tip
317
Unknown A Card on Ribbon Mystery card in envelope peneatrates ribbon that goes through both items
320
Unknown The Dollar Bill on the Ribbon bill with notified serial number and slit penetrates ribbon in envelope
323
Douglas Dexter The Ghostly Ribbon ribbon is cut in envelope but left undamaged
326
Unknown A Spirit Communication sum of numbers appears on empty cardboard
328
Unknown A Wandering Ribbon marked ribbon travels from envelope to envelope, thumb tip
333
Unknown King Solomon's Marriage Bands Afghan Bands handling
335
Arthur Leroy The "Whamsy" Cut and Restored Ribbon
337
Francis Carlyle 20th Century Silks
341
Al Baker 20th Century Silks
344
Al Baker Sympathetic Silks
Variations 347
Unknown, Al Baker A Remarkable Giant 20th century silks
350
Jack Miller Knotty Silk knot disappears and reappears, using thread
352
Unknown The Penetrative Silk silk penetrates almost anything, using thread
355
Ottokar Fischer The Cords of Phantasia two ropes are penetrated by silks, grandmother's necklace
357
John Booth Instant Handkerchief Spread folding method for large silks
365
Harlan Tarbell "Flash" Silk Production thread, from behind lapel
366
Francis Carlyle One-Hand Silk Production with folding method
368
Francis Carlyle Multiple Silk Production body loading
370
Unknown Double Slate Writing flap slates, forcing deck
375
Unknown Two Messages on Slates flap slate
378
Unknown How to Force two Messages date and color, billets and envelopes
379
Al Baker Slip of Paper Force switch while putting it in envelope
383
Unknown Numbered Double-Slate Writing flap slates
386
Unknown Simplex Double Slates no flap
389
Unknown Single-Slate Writing flap, big envelope
390
Unknown Transfer Single-Slate Writing transfering chalk from newspaper to ungaffed slate
391
Unknown A Visible Message writing appears while rubbing surface with chalk powdered brush
392
Harry Dobrin Double Locking Slate moving part
Related to 392
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Larsen and Wright Double Message one slate, flap, large envelope
394
Jack Miller Jack Miller Slate Routine two slates, no flap
Related to 396
Roger Barkann Multiple Slate Writing four slates, flap
Related to 399
Walter B. Gibson A Spooky Message flap, wordplay
402
Unknown Message on Paper message appears on paper between slates
406
Unknown Chinese Comedy Slate Message message appears on signed slate, corner cut flap
408
Unknown White Chalks of Many Colors white writing changes color, flap
411
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg The Girl from the Light girl appears in shadow box
Related to 413