Written by Richard Kaufman, Harlan Tarbell

1993
Work of Various

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

(94 entries)

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Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Unknown The Dark Seance at the Table things with tambourine, bell, and the like happen in the dark
22
Unknown The Dark Circle everybody sits in a circle and hold everybody's hand, but performer gets one hand free
28
Unknown The Touch of Mysterious Fingers fingers are felt below the table even though all hands are above the table
30
Robert Gysel Gysel's Method ringing bells wit feet in shoes under table
32
Unknown The Cabinet Seance spirit cabinet
33
Unknown The Throw-Away Coat Tie hands tied, yet coat is removed under cover
38
Anna Eva Fay Anna Eva Fay's Spirit Tie spirit cabinet
39
Harlan Tarbell Spirit Collar metal collar around neck, locked to chair, for spirit cabinet
41
Unknown Wine and Water chemical liquid transformation
45
Harlan Tarbell Anytime Cake in the Hat
49
Unknown The Enchanted Cane floating cane, thread
52
William Larsen, T. Page Wright The L.W. Bewitched Handkerchief and Glass handkerchief disappears and reappears in covered glass
56
Unknown Loop Ball gimmick to vanish handkerchief
58
R. J. Reynolds A Topsy-Turvy Word word on cigarette pack turns upside down
59
Unknown The Mysterious Cross mark appears on spectator's hand, with match
61
Unknown Solid Through Solid String piece of candy (?) is threaded on string and penetrates
62
Unknown Come-Back Bread Crumb two in hand, one away, it returns, repeat
64
Unknown The Cloudburst Coin water is pressed from coin
65
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell's Production Hat
67
Unknown A Derby and Silk Routine 20th Century Silks variation
70
Harlan Tarbell Potato and Die large die and potato transpose with hat
72
Harlan Tarbell First Torn Paper Routine
74
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell's Oranges cups and balls routine with flower pots
76
Unknown Classic Water Bowl Production
78
Unknown Slippery Aces
83
Unknown The Mystic Aces
86
Unknown The Kick-Back Card Discovery flourish shoot-back cut
87
Unknown A Good Card Trick marked key card
89
Unknown The Rising Cards from Envelope two methods, hole in envelope
90
Unknown The Rising Cards from Book hole through book
94
Unknown Switching Decks handkerchief cover
96
Unknown The Phantom Cut-Out Card number and suit are cut out of previously blank paper
97
F. E. Cole Any Card Called For Rising Card unpractical
100
Harlan Tarbell Any Card Rising Card assistent
101
Harlan Tarbell Elusive Cannon Crackers different colored cannon crackers change places, several effect variations
103
Unknown The Hindu Climbing Balls balls threaded on string, supported on stick, balls climb up
110
Unknown The Hindu Jar of Grain grain disappears from jar
112
Unknown The Hindu Disappearing Grain grain disappears from can
113
Percy Abbott Chinese Color-Changing Coins sixteen gold coins change to silver, then to various colors
Related to 115
Unknown The Chinese Sticks
121
Unknown The Chinese Production Box
127
Unknown Loading a Hat
130
Unknown Mystery of the Paper Ball, Egg, Frog, & Baby Chicken paper ball under a bowl transforms in the things from the title
131
Unknown Blindfold Card Reading some cards are chosen from one half and shuffled in other half, found by blindfolded magician, pegged/punched card
137
Unknown The Devil's Deck edge marked deck, freely removed cards are named
140
Harlan Tarbell Bank Night Revisited
144
Dr. Milton Bridges Dr. Bridges' Though Projection number is sealed in envelope, other spectator names a number, coincidence
146
Unknown The Chess Knight's Tour
148
Harlan Tarbell The Tarbell Rapid Memory Act
153
Harlan Tarbell A Word About Magic With Ropes
159
Harlan Tarbell How to Tie a Square Knot
160
Harlan Tarbell "Basik" Rope Mystery
161
Unknown The Lazy Man Reformed
164
Henry Holava Rope From Hand Release
166
Unknown Block of Wood Release
168
Unknown The Priest's Pearls through neck
170
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell's Rope Mystery gaffed with connections, five methods
Related to 172
Harlan Tarbell The Basics of Quick Sketching crash course in this skill
187
Unknown The Vanishing Line big drawing board, drawn line vanishes
204
Unknown A Stylish Gentleman big drawing board, drawn pocket handkerchief appears on drawing
206
Unknown Have a Banana real banana is taken from drawing
207
Unknown A Lemon While You Wait lemon is drawn and removed from drawing, it is real
209
Unknown The Rising Cards big drawing board, cardiographic, drawn card rises out of drawn deck
Related to 211
Unknown The Honorable Mr. Donkey drawn donkey, eye and tail moves
213
Unknown The Pirat's Chest
215
Unknown A Drink to Order keg of beer is drawn, spigot inserted in drawing, beer comes out
220
Unknown The Rabbit in the Hat
222
Unknown An Easy Way to Make Money money from drawn bag of money
223
Unknown The Siberian Chain Escape wrists are locked with chain
225
Unknown The Mysterious Self-Filling Lota
228
Ching Ling Foo Magic Water Can different design for lota type bowl
231
Harlan Tarbell Ball and Vase Routine shell gimmick
232
Harlan Tarbell Orange Vase Combination orange as ball
234
Unknown The Bran Vase confetti changes to candy in a Bran Vase, then other stuff is produced from it
237
Unknown The Dove Pan
241
Unknown The Welsh Rarebit guinea pig is produced with spectator's hat and a production prop
243
Bert Douglas The Magic Chocolates mirror glass
246
Unknown The Wandering Glass and Bottle Passe-Passe Bottles, refill
250
Unknown Comedy Version of the Wandering Glass and Bottle Passe-Passe Bottles, refill
255
Unknown Bottle, Bottle, Where's The Bottle? Passe-Passe Bottle variation with 3 tubes, monte type routine
258
Harlan Tarbell "Society Special" Black Art Table
262
Unknown Super Vanish of Doves box
271
Unknown The Vice Versa Rabbit Mystery two boxes, rabbit travels
283
Unknown The Lie Detector coin jumps up and down in vase, then vase crashes
285
Unknown The Traveling Coins comedy coins across from one table to the other
288
Unknown The Chameleon Socks color chaning socks
291
Unknown Mind Reading Deluxe comedy
295
Unknown A Hypnotic Vanishing comedy
300
Unknown An Unexpected Vanishing comedy vanish of person
303
Unknown A Comedy Levitation secret is seen
305
Unknown The Phantom of the Circus "pantomime illusion", acted as a little play with people vanishing and travelling in boxes
311
Unknown The Chinaman, the Ghost, and the Cat "pantomime illusion", acted as a little play with people vanishing and travelling in boxes
329
Unknown The Mystery of the Three Ghosts "pantomime illusion", acted as a little play, man standing in cabinet holding large cloth, something appears inside, repeated
345
Unknown The Mystery of the Dancing Girls "pantomime illusion", acted as a little play with dancing girls appearing
348