Written by Franklin M. Chapman

1938-1940
Work of Various

96 pages (Stapled), published by Magico Magazine
Illustrated with drawings by Franklin M. Chapman.
Language: English

(128 entries)

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Franklin M. Chapman Pleased to Meet You
Vol. 1 No. 1 1938 1
Franklin M. Chapman Darn Clever These Chinese torn and restored laundry ticket, with Chinese coin
Vol. 1 No. 1 1938 2
Franklin M. Chapman Tap-Tap marble vanishes from handkerchief
Vol. 1 No. 1 1938 3
Franklin M. Chapman Purse Mys'Try handkerchief with signature vanishes and appears in purse
Vol. 1 No. 1 1938 3
Franklin M. Chapman Thank You
Vol. 1 No. 2 1938 1
Franklin M. Chapman Just a Cigarette cigarette vanishes and appears again, with gimmick
Vol. 1 No. 2 1938 1
William Larsen Boutonniere four packets of garden seeds, one is selected and some seeds poured in hand, they vanish and written on the palm is the name of the flower, as a climax the flower appears
Vol. 1 No. 2 1938 2
Franklin M. Chapman Flash Color-Change Silk
Vol. 1 No. 2 1938 2
Franklin M. Chapman Mr. Clubb Goes Berserk reversed ace travels from on half of the deck to the other
Vol. 1 No. 2 1938 3
Franklin M. Chapman Card Reverse
Vol. 1 No. 2 1938 4
Franklin M. Chapman It's the Climax that Counts! chink a chink with two hats and rolled up paper, glass of water appears as climax
Vol. 1 No. 2 1938 4
Franklin M. Chapman Let's Get Straight
Vol. 1 No. 3 1938 1
Franklin M. Chapman The Human Pump Ching Ling foo water can and magic funnel routine, water from head of spectator is pumped out from elbow
Vol. 1 No. 3 1938 2
Howard Warringer With Silk two silks, penetration
Vol. 1 No. 3 1938 3
Franklin M. Chapman Fan It! snowstorm first with red then wit white paper, wet paper and fan
Vol. 1 No. 3 1938 4
Franklin M. Chapman The Man with the Pipe
Vol. 1 No. 4 1938 1
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Dr. Ervins Straw Trick straw is cut into pieces, one piece is stretched to a full size straw again
Related to Vol. 1 No. 4 1938 1
Franklin M. Chapman Cocktail Pix cocktail picks with different colors are put in four envelopes, colors are divined behind back
Vol. 1 No. 4 1938 2
Franklin M. Chapman Smart Coin Trick coin vanish and ap, with handkerchief
Related to Vol. 1 No. 4 1938 3
T. Page Wright Bull's Eye! three of six "BB" shot bullets travel from spectator's hand into performer's
Vol. 1 No. 4 1938 3
Franklin M. Chapman What Do You Think?
Vol. 1 No. 5 1938 1
Franklin M. Chapman Disintegrosphere bottle with small steel ball in it vanishes from under handkerchief, rattle of ball can be heard until last moment
Vol. 1 No. 5 1938 1
Franklin M. Chapman Watch-In-Loaf watch is apparently smashed and reappears in loaf of bread
Vol. 1 No. 5 1938 2
Franklin M. Chapman "Screwball"
Vol. 1 No. 6 1938 1
Franklin M. Chapman Obedient Silks three different colored silks are tied together in a chain, one silk from the ends is chosen and transposes with the silk in the middle
Vol. 1 No. 6 1938 1
Franklin M. Chapman Selectosilko one of three handkerchiefs travels into one of three envelopes
Vol. 1 No. 6 1938 2
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Dr. Ervin's Psychic Cigarette cigarette rolls towards performer on table
Vol. 1 No. 6 1938 3
Franklin M. Chapman Psychic Slate Mystery predictions of two selected cards on slate, chalk swami
Vol. 1 No. 6 1938 3
Franklin M. Chapman Contest Winners!
Vol. 1 No. 7 1939 1
Franklin M. Chapman Capture of Black Carew patter in rhymes for 20th Century Silks
Vol. 1 No. 7 1939 1
Franklin M. Chapman Puff ribbon is produced from rolled up paper tube
Vol. 1 No. 7 1939 2
Franklin M. Chapman, Paul Morris Sucker Coins dime vanishes from under quarter and appears under second quarter, two versions
Vol. 1 No. 7 1939 3
William Larsen For Magi Only! vanish of matches
Vol. 1 No. 7 1939 3
Franklin M. Chapman Oriental Papers torn and restored paper strip
Related to Vol. 1 No. 7 1939 4
Franklin M. Chapman Home, Sweet Home
Vol. 1 No. 8 1939 1
Franklin M. Chapman En Route
Vol. 1 No. 8 1939 2
Unknown Yogi Stuff holding a cigarette at the burning end
Vol. 1 No. 8 1939 2
Franklin M. Chapman Emergency Card in Wallet to spectator's wallet
Vol. 1 No. 8 1939 2
Frank Chapman, Jack Keyes Picture of a Prophecy matches in matchbook vanish and name of selection appears written inside
Vol. 1 No. 8 1939 3
Frank Chapman Again - The Cigarette from Nowhere cigarette and match appear, miming to roll a cigarette, see Chapman "More Odds & Ends" for credits
Related to Vol. 1 No. 8 1939 4
Frank Chapman Amator
Vol. 1 No. 9 1939 1
Art Lyle Scoop!!! wooden cigarette, vesting
Vol. 1 No. 9 1939 2
Franklin M. Chapman It's a Date date of borrowed dime appears on disk
Vol. 1 No. 9 1939 2
C. R. Mawe "Like Mawe Makes" fake corners for cards, two card transform in two envelopes
Vol. 1 No. 9 1939 3
R. D. Spraker, Jr. Bamboo monte with three bamboo tubes and a silk, at the end las tube is filled with liquid
Vol. 1 No. 9 1939 4
Franklin M. Chapman Odds & Ends on the Spirit Nut
Vol. 1 No. 10 1939 1
Franklin M. Chapman When Your Number turns Up name of deceased person appears on piece of paper, initialed by spectator and sealed in envelope
Vol. 1 No. 10 1939 2
Franklin M. Chapman Kontact! name of chosen card appears on initialed paper, half forcing deck
Vol. 1 No. 10 1939 3
Franklin M. Chapman By Request signed card to matchbox, folded
Also published here
  • "The Card in the Matchbox" in Franklin Chapman's "Six Bits"
Vol. 1 No. 10 1939 4
Unknown Mercury Card Fold
Vol. 1 No. 10 1939 4
Franklin M. Chapman More Odds & Ends on credits, the Cigarette from Nowhere, Oriental Papers, Ervin's Straw Trick
Related to Vol. 1 No. 11 1939 1
Dr. L. Rothbart Thought Transmission flash light code
Related to Vol. 1 No. 11 1939 2
Dr. Edward G. Ervin A Coin Load holder for Miser's Dream, with hat and slate
Vol. 1 No. 11 1939 3
Howard Warringer Resuscitated Cigarette cut and restored cigarette, with small tube
Vol. 1 No. 11 1939 4
Franklin M. Chapman Curtain Calls
Vol. 1 No. 12 1939 1
Bob Weill Corker three corks with names of drinks on them, one is selected and performer divines drink while holding cork behind back
Vol. 1 No. 12 1939 2
Art Lyle Lyle's Coin Vanish coin vanish on leg, trouser fold and appears under knee
Vol. 1 No. 12 1939 2
Franklin M. Chapman Impromptu Match Routine
  • blowing match out through sleeve
  • burnt match head pops off, invisible hair
  • vanish of pieces
  • jumbo match appears
Vol. 1 No. 12 1939 3
John B. Ward Pencil & Peg Mystery three holes in pencil, small peg jumps from hole to hole
Vol. 1 No. 12 1939 4
Franklin M. Chapman Prelude to Act II
Vol. 2 No. 1 1939 1
Franklin M. Chapman Itzariot! Candle Tube routine, with handkerchief
Vol. 2 No. 1 1939 2
Franklin M. Chapman Rollable Wand banner with message can be rolled up to look like a wand
Vol. 2 No. 1 1939 2
Art Lyle Hats all Right! gag, apparently smashing a straw hat
Vol. 2 No. 1 1939 4
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Magnetized Plate cigarette moves on plate
Vol. 2 No. 1 1939 4
Franklin M. Chapman The Floating Cigarette similar to "old Floating Match"
Vol. 2 No. 1 1939 4
Franklin M. Chapman Hindu Turban cut and restored turban / ribbon
Vol. 2 No. 2 1939 1
Unknown Sure I'm Da Phantom! So What?
Vol. 2 No. 2 1939 3
Len Barker Phoney Telepathy gag routine, one sucker
Vol. 2 No. 2 1939 4
Dr. L. Rothbart Sugar Lumps on of three sugar cubes disappears
Vol. 2 No. 2 1939 4
Franklin M. Chapman Crystal Gag Hollow Glass Ball, fills with smoke under silk
Vol. 2 No. 2 1939 4
Fred Robert Fred Robert's Famous Moth Trick cigarette paper changes to living moth / butterfly
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 3 1939 1
Howard Warringer The Bashful Bartender empty glass is produced under silk, then covered again and found to be filled with liquid
Vol. 2 No. 3 1939 3
Brainerd Baker Color Waves five chips with dots of different colors, performer removes named color from pocket without looking
Vol. 2 No. 3 1939 4
Franklin M. Chapman The Makin's paper and tobacco in handkerchief change into cigarette
Vol. 2 No. 3 1939 4
Franklin M. Chapman Match-Ic Numbers number appears on head of match, mental calculation
Vol. 2 No. 3 1939 4
Unknown The Phantom
Vol. 2 No. 3 1939 4
John B. Ward Knife Thru Coat borrowed pocket knife with newspaper through jacket
Vol. 2 No. 4 1939 1
Joseph Ovette Impaled thumb covered with newspaper is pierced with needles
Vol. 2 No. 4 1939 2
Dr. L. Rothbart X Marks the Spot monte with three blank chips, one has X on one side
Vol. 2 No. 4 1939 3
Quong Yen Cig in Bottle bar stunt, paper circle on bottle, cigarette balancing on top
Vol. 2 No. 4 1939 4
Franklin M. Chapman Vanishing Glass on Wand under handkerchief
Vol. 2 No. 4 1939 4
Unknown The Phantom
Vol. 2 No. 4 1939 4
Michael F. Zens Zen's X-Clusive Card Combination several cards are selected from a shuffled deck and replaced, performer finds them, then cards are put in envelopes, inside are predictions which match
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 5 1939 1
Michael F. Zens Card Addition cards and envelopes
Vol. 2 No. 5 1939 2
Joseph Ovette Nite Club Silk Production from a rolled up menu, performer produces stream of silks and as a climax a glass with a goldfish, with a tray
Vol. 2 No. 5 1939 3
R. D. Spraker, Jr. Reverse 20th. Cent. one out of three silks vanishes and appears in tube, using Thayer's Silk Cabby
Vol. 2 No. 5 1939 4
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Here's How shot glass vanishes and reappears under handkerchief
Vol. 2 No. 5 1939 4
Al Cerwin A Tip for Your Tip tips on coloring a thumb tip
Vol. 2 No. 5 1939 4
Howard Warringer Hoo-Matchpac manipulation idea with matchbook
Vol. 2 No. 5 1939 4
Unknown The Phantom
Vol. 2 No. 5 1939 4
Eddie Clever Master of Will three cards in three envelopes, same cards are selected from other deck and were predicted
Vol. 2 No. 6 1939 1
Tommy Tucker Flash Card Production card production from handkerchief
Vol. 2 No. 6 1939 3
Franklin M. Chapman The Fastest Trick in the World with two nest of boxes and matchbox, transposition of two coins
Vol. 2 No. 6 1939 3
Art Lyle Restored Rope #7,643,999 stage version for Kolar's straw and string trick, rope in tube
Vol. 2 No. 6 1939 4
Nate Leipzig From the Pen of Leipzig two shuffled decks are covered with handkerchiefs, performer removes a card with each hand, they match
Vol. 2 No. 7 1940 1
Dr. L. Rothbart Surprise Sponge Climax three sponges two in spectator's hand, when spectator opens his hand, several small ones appear
Related to Vol. 2 No. 7 1940 2
Joseph Ovette A Penny "Sucker" dime and penny version, one coin vanishes
Vol. 2 No. 7 1940 3
Franklin M. Chapman Bad-Egg-Bag glass of liquid appears
Vol. 2 No. 7 1940 3
Howard Warringer Utility Card Stealing Apparatus card vanish from case, tape in box
Vol. 2 No. 7 1940 4
Franklin M. Chapman Performance Counts! feedback to previous issues by Verne Chesbro, Bill Larsen, Al Snyder, Howard Warringer, Eugene Bulson
Vol. 2 No. 7 1940 4
John B. Ward Visible Thimble Penetration through silk
Vol. 2 No. 8 1940 1
George Pearce, Stanley Collins Comedy of Errors three cards turn into selection, one in pocket
Vol. 2 No. 8 1940 2
Dr. L. Rothbart Beats the Band! handling for jumping rubber band
Vol. 2 No. 8 1940 3
Joseph Ovette Match-Ic Manipulation five matches vanish and appear in matchbox
Vol. 2 No. 8 1940 3
Howard Warringer Silk-'n-Coin Production handkerchief and two coins are produced
Vol. 2 No. 8 1940 4
Franklin M. Chapman Making "Modern Magic Catalogs" Modern
Vol. 2 No. 8 1940 4
Howard Warringer The Flashing Fetish flashlight lights on it's own, also when batteries are removed, answers questions
Inspired by
  • "The Flashing Fetish" in "Genii" March, 1938. P. 232.
Vol. 2 No. 9 1940 1
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Nine from Three three coins from pocket travel to three coins in other hand, stack to hide coins
Vol. 2 No. 9 1940 4
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Bombay Propaganda inverted match thru fist with cigarette
Vol. 2 No. 9 1940 4
Art Lyle Coin Go idea for coin vanish from trouser leg
Vol. 2 No. 9 1940 4
Art Lyle Long Hairs
Vol. 2 No. 9 1940 4
Art Lyle French Safes using condom to cover glass with liquid, tip
Vol. 2 No. 9 1940 4
Sid Lorraine Cigars continuous cigar production
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 10 1940 1
George Troseth Troseth's Famous Three Card Routine three cards are lost and found with different methods
Vol. 2 No. 10 1940 2
Joseph Ovette A Lulu! coin vanishes and appears in rolled up bill, to small to hold the coin
Vol. 2 No. 10 1940 3
Jimmy Muir Coin in Bottle bottle without bottom
Vol. 2 No. 10 1940 4
Franklin M. Chapman "The O-So-Easy Torn & Restored Strip of Paper"
Vol. 2 No. 11 1940 1
Joseph Ovette Ovette's Paper Strip Tear burnt and restored
Vol. 2 No. 11 1940 2
Franklin M. Chapman A Drink - And a Smoke glass with liquid vanishes and burning cigarette appears, Squash variation
Vol. 2 No. 11 1940 3
R. D. Spraker, Jr. Cocktail Cup Routine several drinks appear with different methods, outline of routine
Vol. 2 No. 11 1940 3
Dr. L. Rothbart The Spectre Slate chosen object is divined, with slate, hard and soft chalk
Vol. 2 No. 11 1940 4
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Tips on thin coins, matches and gamblers
Vol. 2 No. 11 1940 4
Franklin M. Chapman Introduction on Showmanship, Charlie Miller, John Snoddy
Vol. 2 No. 12 1940 1
Charlie Miller My Cups and Bills three coffee cups and rolled up bills
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 12 1940 2
Charlie Miller Penetration of Cup with Ball
Vol. 2 No. 12 1940 3
Tommy Tucker Aerial Card Production producing cards singly or in pairs
Vol. 2 No. 12 1940 3
Bob Pearce A Headline Egg-Bag Routine with lemon, glass of lemonade produced as climax
Vol. 2 No. 12 1940 4
Dr. Edward G. Ervin In Reverse! cig papers change color
Vol. 2 No. 12 1940 4