1997
Written by Steve Beam
Work of Joe Mogar
230 pages (Hardcover), published by Trapdoor Productions
Illustrated with drawings by Steve Beam
Language: English
(117 entries)
Cover photograph
Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
Joe Mogar Joe Mogar - According to Joe Mogar
7
Steve Beam Acknowledgments
8
Steve Beam Introduction
13
Steve Beam How to Read this Book
17
Steve Beam The Care & Feeding of Thimbles
19
Steve Beam A Word about Words "One Man's War With Presentation"
on presentation and presenting thimble magic
20
Steve Beam The Hand nomenclature
24
Unknown Palms, Grips, Holds, & Clips
  • Back clip
  • Back palm
  • Finger palm
  • 1st Finger clip
  • 3rd Finger clip
  • Front palm
  • Classic Palm
  • Thumb palm
27
Warren Wiersbe First Rule of Thimble Manipulation
Also published here
  • Tantalizing Thimbles, 1948
29
Unknown The Basic Vanish & Reproduction
  • Variation #1
  • Variation #2
  • The Reproduction
30
Unknown Cleaned showing hands empty with thimble hidden, credit information
33
Unknown The Vacuum plop sound effect
34
Steve Beam Thimbles - It's an Attitude Thing on thimble magic
35
Joe Mogar Multiple Palm credit information
  • First Two Thimbles
  • Last Two Thimbles
  • All Together Now
39
Joe Mogar Lock & Load producing single thimbles from a palmed stack
Also published here
  • M-U-M, May 1968, beginning of "Mogar's Novelty Four Thimble Routine"
42
Joe Mogar The Explosion Move stack of four thimbles distributed on all four fingers one-handed
VariationsAlso published here 43
Steve Beam The 2nd Explosion stack of four thimbles distributed on all four fingers one-handed
Inspired by 46
Joe Mogar Implosion moving thimbles secretly from fingertips to nested stack one-handed
48
Joe Mogar Switching Channels secret switch à la Bobo Switch
49
Joe Mogar Bait & Switch
50
Steve Beam Productions
53
Joe Mogar Duck & Tuck reverse of standard thimble vanish
53
Joe Mogar The Grabber
55
Joe Mogar Power Thimbles four thimbles are produced
Also published here 56
Joe Mogar Simple Silk finesse for thimble production under handkerchief
59
Joe Mogar Rag Production four thimble production routine with silk handkerchief
60
Joe Mogar The Deep Squat Production four thimbles produced on all fingertips of one hand under silk
Related to 65
Joe Mogar Milking the Silk multiple thimbles produced one by one
66
Steve Beam Bare-Handed showing both hands empty with a silk while holding out thimble(s)
69
Joe Mogar Super Star six-thimble production
70
Joe Mogar The Thimble Monster four white thimbles appear, they change to red, four more white ones appear
73
Joe Mogar TNT Production four thimble production
75
Steve Beam, John Moran It's a "Guy Thing" on manly trick titles
76
Joe Mogar The Volley
79
Joe Mogar The Macho Vanish four thimbles vanish one by one
Also published here 80
Joe Mogar The Belcher four thimbles put in hand vanish at once
Also published here 82
Steve Beam Thimble Manipulators Certification Program
83
Joe Mogar Declining Balance four thimbles vanish
84
Joe Mogar Double Declining Balance four thimbles vanish
85
Joe Mogar You Can Call Me "Al" four thimbles vanish
Inspired by
  • "Master Move" (Al Koran, Mastered Amazement, 1947)
86
Joe Mogar Proctologist Vanish four thimbles vanish in silk
87
Joe Mogar Meat & Potatoes Vanish thimbles vanish under silk
Related to 89
Joe Mogar A Fistful of Nothing thimbles vanish in silk
90
Joe Mogar Stack & Steal thimbles vanish in silk
91
Joe Mogar Tuck, Tuck, and Away thimbles vanish in silk, reproduced on other hand
92
Joe Mogar Tuckered Out stack of thimbles vanishes
93
Joe Mogar Tubular Steal stack of thimbles vanishes
94
Joe Mogar The Death Vanish four thimbles put in fist vanish
95
Steve Beam Joe Mogar in Print magazine contributions
96
Joe Mogar The Testosterone Vanish
Related to 97
Unknown On Thimble Climaxes jumbo thimble, metal jumbo thimble for cups & balls transition
98
Joe Mogar Four by Four vanish and reproduction of four thimbles
99
Joe Mogar Sucker Punch four thimbles vanish in hand
Also published here 101
Joe Mogar Thimble Apocalypse four thimbles produced and vanished
102
Joe Mogar One-Way Vanish four thimbles vanish one by one
103
Steve Beam Color Changes
107
Joe Mogar The Wave
107
Joe Mogar The Big Dipper
Related to
  • "Colour Thimbles" (Lewsi Ganson, Routined Manipulation Finale)
109
Joe Mogar Thumb Screws
111
Joe Mogar The Paintbrush
113
Joe Mogar Back Stabber one-handed with palm towards spectators
114
Joe Mogar The Lineup "While this looks difficult, it is."
Related to 116
Joe Mogar Finger Painting production routine with color changes
117
Joe Mogar Isolation Change
120
Steve Beam A Tribute to Mr. Hugard
122
Joe Mogar The Drill thimble through silk
125
Joe Mogar Silk Starters four ways to start a thimble routine with a silk
127
Joe Mogar Stolen & Recovered four thimbles on four fingers quickly vanish ans reappear, with silk
Related to 128
Joe Mogar Poker thimble through handkerchief
129
Joe Mogar Powdered Thimbles thimble vanishes into confetti
131
Joe Mogar The Peacock Production instantaneous four-thimble production
132
Joe Mogar A Card Trick thimble production behind fan of four playing cards
133
Steve Beam Practicing a New Branch of Magic
134
Joe Mogar Presidential Opener thimble produced from bill, then three more as a climax
Also published here 135
Steve Beam Gimmicks on thimble gimmicks
141
Joe Mogar Half a Trick clean production and vanish, half-thimble gaff
Related to
  • Willane's "Methods for Miracles No. 13 - Edward Victor's Thimble Manipulation"
143
Joe Mogar Toasted thimble changes into burned and melted thimble
145
Joe Mogar Hanging Around combining magnets and thimble magic
146
Joe Mogar Thimbles Lite thimble glows on command
147
Joe Mogar Holding Your Own holders and body loads
  • Holder #1
  • Holder #2
  • Holder #3
148
Joe Mogar Shell Shocked thimble shell, eight-thimble production
150
Steve Beam Errors and Omissions missing illustration
Related to 150
Edward Loyd Enochs Up the Arm thimble pushed into elbow, travels back to finger
Also published here
  • "Loyd's Master Manipulation of Thimbles", 1931
152
Unknown Killer Thimbles thimble tossed up and caught on finger
Related to 153
Joe Mogar The Chorus Line four thimbles on the fingers, thimbles jump from hand to hand
Inspired by
  • Een vingerhoedgreß (Anverdi, Lezing Seminar Lecture)
Also published here
154
Joe Mogar Overdrive thimbles jump around fingers
156
Ed Burchell, Geoffrey Buckingham, Joe Mogar Leapfrog thimble jumps from finger to finger under handkerchief, vanishes, reappears
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Ed Burchell, Geoffrey Buckingham, Joe Mogar The Vanish back palm
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Joe Mogar The Travelers thimble jumps around
  • Forefinger to Thumb
  • Fourth Finger to Thumb
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Steve Beam Fingered gag, rubber finger production from thimble
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Unknown Reproduction Finesse
167
Steve Beam The Chaser thimble jumps around
168
Steve Beam The Trapdoor - An Educational Supplement: How You know They Don't Like Your Show humorous article
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Steve Beam Sleight of Hand Aptitude Test humorous article
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Steve Beam Sound Effect plop sound with thimble
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Joe Mogar Sound FX plop sound with vanish
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Joe Mogar Snapper plop sound with production
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Steve Beam The Dismount thimbles make plop sound when taken off finger, last thimble when shaken
Also published here 177
Steve Beam Pop Test thimbles make plop sound when taken off finger, last thimble when shaken
Also published here 179
Steve Beam Wind Up thimbles apparently screwed onto fingers with sound effect, watch winder
181
Steve Beam Feedback sound effect ideas for thimbles
182
Edward Victor Popping Off plop sound for vanish
Related toAlso published here
  • "The 'Pop' Thimble Vanish" (Edward Victor, More Magic of the Hands, 1942)
183
Steve Beam Sleeving
187
Joe Mogar Sleeving Thimbles - A Primer
  • Sleeving From The First Finger
  • Sleeving From The Second Finger
  • Multiple Vanish from the Second Finger
  • Producing from the Sleeve
188
Joe Mogar The Black Hole Vanish complete vanish of four thimbles with silk, sleeving
189
Joe Mogar Silk Sleeve retrieval from sleeve
190
Joe Mogar Silk Opener stack of thimbles starts in sleeve
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Joe Mogar Flash Production four thimble production in empty hands, sleeving
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Joe Mogar The Dirty Dozen production of twelve thimbles, sleeving
194
Joe Mogar Easy Opener silk and thimble combination
199
Joe Mogar The One-Two Punch four thimbles travel to other hand, then four more appear
200
Joe Mogar The Big Pocket not exactly a topit
203
Steve Beam The Complete History of Thimble Magic "(Revised, and the revised again.)"
207
Steve Beam Subscriber News Service
213
Steve Beam "Thanksgiven"
215
Steve Beam Thimble Magic - Suggested Reading
  • Books on Thimble Magic
  • Thimble Magic Within Books
217
Steve Beam Routine Builder
222
Data entered by Denis Behr.