59 entries in Propless / Phone Effects
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Theodore Annemann The Bell Mystery coding an object, name is named before number, public telephones SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 41
Theodore Annemann Publicity Stunt any information is revealed by partner on other end of phone The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 11) 53
Theodore Annemann On the Wire random person phoned, name divinedRelated toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 137
Theodore Annemann Weird Wire medium phoned and tells one out of five designs, selected cards and wordVariations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 89) 558
Theodore Annemann Gaglets one object is revealed by medium on telephone The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 19) 81
James G. Thompson Jr. Life Liberty Or - trick performing for friends over phoneRelated toAlso published here The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 57) 234
Don Medley This Is It! reading mind over phone, see Back Room #96 for correctionRelated toVariations The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 94) 380
Aaron Wainer Phonetics random person called during performance says that he also has a magician guest who had him choose a card, they match The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 37
Karl Fulves The Connection assistant phoned, he divines cardAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 44
John Hudak Printer's Demon phoned medium reveals content on a page on freely selected newspaper, see p. 874 for credit informationRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 77
Francis J. Baker Devil's Dial number dialled, person at other end divines a number, see also p. 342 & 348Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 327
James G. Thompson Jr. Winged Thoughts code over phone The Living End 33
Karl Fulves Speak Up phone number converted to "psychic equivalent" with calculator, this number called and something divined, see also p. 815 for comment by J. BensonInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 748
Charles Nyquist, James G. Thompson Jr. Retrospective long article about the evolution of phone effects, reprinted from Sphinx, 1942
- "20th Century Telepathy" (John Northern Hilliard)
- John Percival, Benedict and Paul Rockwood versions
- Fred D. Muth & elimination principle
- "One By Swindle" (F. Jackson)
- U. F. Grant
- "Colored Silks" (Earl Thomas)
- "Operator Calling" (Harris Solomon)
- "Right Number" (Kent Arthur)
- "The Phantom Phone" (Howard Savage)
- "Winged Thoughts" (J. G. Thompson, Jr.)
- "Phoned Thots" (Orville Meyer)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 952
Al Mann The Telephone Effect random person phoned, name divined, method for "On the Wire"Inspired by Acidus 15
Olof Jonsson, Al Mann Over the Telephone shuffled ESP cards in envelope, order is divined over phone The Third Ecstasy 29
Al Mann The Uninvited three books, unknown person is called which names the chosen words Of Words and Wizards 13
Al Mann Lorant - Long Range Telepathy reading mind over phone, streamlined version of This Is It!Inspired by Classified 12
Al Mann The Abstract Thought Lorant, with two thoughtsInspired byVariations Classified 15
Henry Christ Tele-Dice dice trick over telephone The Chronicles (Issue Close-up Folio No. 11) 11
Larry Becker Tell-A-Phone numbers in bag, one in pocket of spectator, divination by medium over phone World of Super Mentalism 138
Karl Fulves, Alvin Stine To The Dogs newspaper test over phone by Alvin Stine with a special issue of NY Times Interlocutor (Issue 40) 160
Karl Fulves Stop Press No. 34, newspaper test over phone Self-Working Mental Magic 54
James G. Thompson Jr. Magazine Mentalism No. 35, trick performing for friends over phoneAlso published here Self-Working Mental Magic 56
Karl Fulves Digital Dollars over the phone game, to win highest value billRelated toVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 68
Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner Hat or Rabbit No. 15, three cards with hats on one sides and rabbits on other, spectator turns them to instructions with the performer's back turned, in the end all are the same way, also with coins or over phoneRelated to The Children's Magic Kit 15
Gene "Phantini" Grant Long Distance 2081 a word from a list is thought of by spectator and divined over phone Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 94
Thomas Alan Waters No. 2: On the Wired Thought random person phoned, name divined and the person names a year which is divined too, combination of two Annemann effectsRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 183
Reinhard Müller Telefon Trick coin, key and pen on table and distributed into pockets by spectator, performer names locationInspired by Six Impromptu Card Tricks 5
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Karl Fulves Think of a Number No. 9, spectator does calculation procedure and adds value of change in pocket, performer knows value of change Self-Working Number Magic 11
Karl Fulves Devil's Dial No. 96, person called and that person divines astrological signInspired by Self-Working Number Magic 129
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles, Jack Miller What's My Line? No. 97, on three envelopes are occupations and salaries written, three spectator chose an envelope and take the salary in matches, performer divines who took what, also as phone effect Self-Working Number Magic 130
Al Mann Wizard's Walk telephone book test over the phone, mathematical principleRelated to
  • "Arithmetical Whoopee" in Royal Vale Heath's "Math-E-Magic", 1953
Phantom Voices 8
Al Mann, Prince Thebb The Way of the Warlock dictionary book test over the phone Phantom Voices 11
Al Mann Phone-Voyance history of tricks over the phoneRelated to
  • John Northern Hillard's "Twentieth Century Telepathy" in "The Sphinx", Vol. 3; No. 12, 1905
Phantom Voices 6
Al Mann Random House Mystery dictionary book test over the phone, word from a sentence is selected and looked at in the dictionary, fishing Phantom Voices 15
Dale Rabon Radio Wizard radio interview, interviewer choses a song from the top hundred list, medium is called who divines title The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 125
Meir Yedid Telephone Finger Trick over phone, spectator choses a finger which is divined Finger Secrets 19
Philip T. Goldstein d. Telephone Bonsai order of four ESP cards is divined by medium over phone Doth 4
Philip T. Goldstein Numpersona telephone application with astrological sign revelationInspired by Doth 12
Philip T. Goldstein Message Units multiple phase telephone test with medium on other side, involving coin, bill, color, dice Doth 13
Philip T. Goldstein Phone Effects credit information Doth 13
Karl Fulves Unsolved Problems person from phone book chosen, that instant the phone rings an it is this person, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 48) 202
Karl Fulves Phone In numbers by people who are randomly phoned add up to previous named number, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 48) 202
Ray Brady Different Version of the Telephone Trick spectator calls friend and whispers card, performer divines it, gaffed phone Interlocutor (Issue 50) 236
Michael Weber Just the Fax psychological test is faxed and answers predicted, psychological forces Life Savers 117
Peter Warlock The Hilliard Syndrome medium called, coding through name of mediumVariations New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 1) 10
Walter Brusa Afterthoughts on Peter Warlock's Hilliard Syndrome simplified codingInspired by New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 4) 17
Philip T. Goldstein Range-Rider Branching Anagrams applied to States in the USA Thabbatical 6
Philip T. Goldstein Contimental any European country thought of and divinedVariations Thabbatical 3
Michael Skinner Birthday Telepathy number divination, possible via telephone Classic Sampler 29
Mike Rogers High Tech Wizard coding with extension number Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9) 6
John Cornelius Dial-A-Trick medium secretly listens the whole time The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 55
Wilson Reed Cell Block spectator chosen and some birthdays added, medium called on cell phone and it divines the spectator and the number Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 182
Karl Fulves Transliterate medium is called and described spectator and names chosen card Combo II 93
Gary Ruiz Crime Seen crime story, six glasses with items, spectators call medium via cell phone who in the end describes the items Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 399
Karl Fulves Counterfeit Call "Problems"
conditions for a medium phone effect, posed as a problem
Related to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 428
Karl Fulves Fold & Cheat 3x3 grid with numbers on paper, folded in different ways and numbers added, medium called and some of the digits named, medium knows rest Prolix (Issue 10) 688
Max Maven Contimental any European country thought of and divinedRelated to The Black Book of Mentalism 6