Written by Leo Behnke, Robert L. Bluemle

Work of Dr. Stanley Jaks

247 pages (Hardcover), published by A Salon de Magie Book, Ken Klosterman
Illustrated with drawings by Dr. Stanley Jaks.
Language: English

(85 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Ken Klosterman Publisher's Note v
Leo Behnke Introduction vii
Robert L. Bluemle Preface on the genesis of this book xi
Eugene Burger Foreword xv
Robert L. Bluemle Jaks to Open on Dr. Stanley Jaks 1
Robert L. Bluemle Jaks in the Box Dr. Stanley Jaks time in Switzerland after the escape from Germany 5
Robert L. Bluemle The Book of Mysteries Stanley Jaks Book of Mysteries with lots of picture of Ken Klosterman's exemplar 15
Robert L. Bluemle Jaks be Nimble Stanley Jaks relocates to the US 25
Robert L. Bluemle Curiosities of the Mind Stanley Jaks demonstrations of the "Curiosities of the Mind" 35
Robert L. Bluemle Jaks Signature Effect on Stanley Jaks signature duplicationRelated to 51
Dr. Stanley Jaks Jaks be Quick on Stanley Jaks time in New York, correspondence to Swiss magic friends 59
Robert L. Bluemle Jaks Jumps Over the Candlestick on Stanley Jaks passing 85
Robert L. Bluemle Epilogue on what happened to Stanley Jaks's library and magic paraphernalia after his death 91
Robert L. Bluemle Introduction to the Jaks Effects 93
Dr. Stanley Jaks Another Touch divination of year and name, both written down by performer and spectator on cards, with card stand, glimpse with mirrorAlso published here 95
Dr. Stanley Jaks Astro-Prediction triple prediction with with zodiac, birthday and playing cardAlso published here 97
Dr. Stanley Jaks A Wonderful Correspondence four cards in envelopesAlso published here 100
Dr. Stanley Jaks Behind My Blackboard questionnaire adds up to a number which leads to a name in a telephone book, number is predicted on a blackboardAlso published here
  • "Behind My Blackboard" in "The Gen" May, 1959
Dr. Stanley Jaks Billets Deux billet in glass, covered by handkerchief is divinedAlso published here 105
Dr. Stanley Jaks Black Brand wrong card transforms into card with picture of performer with card on foreheadAlso published here 107
Dr. Stanley Jaks Blocks of Lefcadio blocks with letters are moved, without looking performer divines amount of movesAlso published here 109
Dr. Stanley Jaks Bubble Bubble small tablet is put in water, starts to bubble and in the end spectator can name selection when looking into glass, Alka-SeltzerInspired byAlso published here
  • "Bubble Bubble" in "Pentagram" February, 1950
Dr. Stanley Jaks Card Stab deck wrapped in dollar bill, two selections 113
Dr. Stanley Jaks Card on the Wall card is unseen an put in pocket, second deck is thrown at a wall and same card as selection is found pinned on the wallAlso published here 115
Dr. Stanley Jaks Chair Prediction one person selects one of six chairsAlso published here
  • Dr. Jaks' "Master Secret of the Swami" in Al Mann's "The Incredible Dr. Jaks by Phantini" p.4.
  • "Chair Prediction" in "The Gen" January, 1963
Dr. Stanley Jaks Charming Card Effect spectator marks one card behind back, it is the only card with a different back colorAlso published here 119
Larette Close-Up Rope Trick Also published here 121
Dr. Stanley Jaks Coded Telegram word from text selected with role of dice, use of progressive anagramsAlso published here 123
Dr. Stanley Jaks Coin Wonder copper silver are covered with walnut shell, one penetrates one of two slates held by spectatorAlso published here 125
Dr. Stanley Jaks Crystal Locket with a pendulum, finding the female names among male namesAlso published here 127
Dr. Stanley Jaks Crystal-Viso chosen card divined in crystal ball first by performer, then spectatorAlso published here 130
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Predicts prediction of three chosen symbols in note pad 132
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Subtlest Secret word is encircled on clipboardAlso published here 134
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dream of a Hermit three decksAlso published here 136
Dr. Stanley Jaks Duplex Spelling Trick Related toAlso published here 139
Dr. Stanley Jaks ESP ESP cards selected one has sign on backAlso published here
  • "ESP" in "Sphinx" December, 1952
Dr. Stanley Jaks Envelope Mentalism several spectators get an envelope, three cards are added and total written on a fourth card, those cards are put in one envelope along with a ribbon, color of ribbon, total, fourth card and person holding the cards are divinedAlso published here 143
Dr. Stanley Jaks Extrasensibility ten cards are shuffled in ten other cards face up into face down, behind back performer is able to divide cards so amount of face up cards is the same in both packetsAlso published here 145
Dr. Stanley Jaks Four Blacks image of selection appears on black plastic cardAlso published here 146
Dr. Stanley Jaks Giant Card Penetration jumbo deck with hole is threaded on a rod and covered with a handkerchief, card selected from other deck, same card is brought from under the handkerchief unharmedAlso published here
  • "Giant Card Penetration" in "Sphinx" May, 1948
Dr. Stanley Jaks Go Fish cards shuffled and placed in hat, selection is fished outAlso published here 150
Dr. Stanley Jaks Hat Pin billet switch with hat pin, then secret reading of informationAlso published here 152
Dr. Stanley Jaks Headliner names of celebrities are written on pieces of paper on is selected divined and predicted beforeAlso published here
  • "Headliner" in "Tops" September, 1955
Dr. Stanley Jaks His Cup of Tea tea leaves reading with wallet, Q&A, magneticRelated toAlso published here
  • "His Cup of Tea" in "M.U.M" November, 1973
  • "His Cup of Tea" in Ed Mellon's "Mental-Wise"
Dr. Stanley Jaks I knew that would be Your Card card from jumbo deck is selected, same card is found revered in regular deck, stage version for "The Mystery of the Scarab"Related toAlso published here 158
Dr. Stanley Jaks Impromptu Mental Trick book test with any book, card to define page numberAlso published here 160
Dr. Stanley Jaks Incredible Prediction loading a billet in an envelopeAlso published here 162
Dr. Stanley Jaks In the Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ringAlso published here 166
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Key key turns on middle finger 168
Dr. Stanley Jaks Key Routine four keys in envelopes, routines for stage and close-upAlso published here 169
Dr. Stanley Jaks Legacy from Tibet two routines with one-way picture/symbol cardsAlso published here 171
Dr. Stanley Jaks Letter Mystery ABC deck and regular deck, cards spell selectionAlso published here
  • "Letter Mystery" in "Conjuror's Monthly" September, 1947
Dr. Stanley Jaks Life - Wisdom - Death two in the hands one in the pocket with two miniature skulls and an owlAlso published here
  • "Life - Wisdom - Death" in "The Sphinx" September, 1951.
Dr. Stanley Jaks Locked Room handkerchief is ripped out of locked tube, bill tubeAlso published here 178
Dr. Stanley Jaks Mental Echo longer mental routine, combination of book test and revealing personal informationInspired by
  • Syl Reilly's "Brain Echo"
Related to
Dr. Stanley Jaks Mental Flashes triple prediction, huge cards with numbers from one to three, predictions are written on the back of the cardsAlso published here 185
Dr. Stanley Jaks Mental Image five ESP cards are secretly put in six envelopes, performer divines where the cards are by writing them on the envelopes with chalkRelated toVariations 187
Dr. Stanley Jaks Mindray thought written on paper and put on performer's forehead is divinedRelated toAlso published here
  • "Mindray" in "The Gen" December, 1969
Dr. Stanley Jaks Miniature Metathesis symbol on slate changes to other 191
Dr. Stanley Jaks Miniature Rapping Hand rapping noise from a small boxRelated toAlso published here 193
Dr. Stanley Jaks Mortell selected card appears on a paper under skull, flash paperAlso published here 195
Dr. Stanley Jaks Multiball three sponges two in spectator's hand, third vanishes and when spectator opens his hand, fifty small ones appearAlso published here 197
Dr. Stanley Jaks Mystery of the Scarab card is selected with scarab and same card is reversed in second deck, with different colored backAlso published here 199
Dr. Stanley Jaks One is Face Up spectator reverses a card in the deck and seals it, another spectator divines it, clever pre-show wordingAlso published here 201
Dr. Stanley Jaks Pinned ripped page from magazine is pinned, word is divinedAlso published here 203
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Prisoners Escape handling for Grandmother's NecklaceAlso published here
  • "The Prisoners Escape" in "Hugard's Magic Monthly" February, 1948
Dr. Stanley Jaks Private Reading Plus peek wallet 207
"Senator" Clark Crandall, Dr. Stanley Jaks Psychoanalysis card chosen, pieces cut out of piece of paper which becomes silhouette of selection when unfolded, funny presentationRelated to 209
Dr. Stanley Jaks Purse Mystery signed card folded to purseAlso published here 212
Dr. Stanley Jaks Q. T. with peek caseAlso published here
  • "Q. T." in "Ibidem" #29, 1963
Dr. Stanley Jaks Rasputin number and card are written on business card, with other deck number and card is divinedAlso published here
  • "Rasputin" in "M.U.M." March, 1974
Dr. Stanley Jaks Reincarnation signed piece of paper is burnt and later found in nest of envelopes, with ideas by Bert AllertonAlso published here 219
Dr. Stanley Jaks Simple Single Reading note on business card is divined, card stolen with waxAlso published here
  • "Simple Single Reading" in "Psycho-Gizmo" September, 1951
Dr. Helmut Teumer, Dr. Stanley Jaks South American Melon Trick message appears on pumpkinAlso published here 224
Dr. Stanley Jaks Supersonic Card Prediction several cards on a card stand, selection was predictedVariations 226
Dr. Stanley Jaks Take Three - Again initialed card reverses in deck, with predictionInspired by
  • Peter Warlock's "Take Three" in "Pentagram" July, 1955
Also published here
  • "Take Three - Again" in "Pentagram" November, 1955
Dr. Stanley Jaks Taped selected objects, one selected and put in a pill box which is attached to an index card with scotch tape, object is divinedAlso published here 230
Dr. Stanley Jaks Television Compact with business card, secret billet reading using powder case or compactAlso published here 232
Dr. Stanley Jaks Thimbleometry six thimbles covering six objects, performer knows which thimble was liftedAlso published here 234
Dr. Stanley Jaks Thought Out of Print for news stories from newspaper are divinedAlso published here
  • "Thought Out of Print" in "Pentagram" March, 1953
Dr. Stanley Jaks Tituba multiphase magazine test with Pegasus Page climaxAlso published here 237
Dr. Stanley Jaks What Do You See? three cards are revealed by cutting a piece of newspaper 240
Dr. Stanley Jaks Words of Dr. Jaks word on card is divinedRelated to 242
Dr. Stanley Jaks You Cross as I Cross spectator and performer make a cross on a page in a book with the same title, it's the same pageAlso published here 245
Leo Behnke The Publisher on Ken Klosterman 247