Written by Jon Racherbaumer

2000
Work of Don Alan

270 pages (Hardcover), published by L&L Publishing
Illustrated with photographs.
Language: English

(60 entries)

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Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
Louis Falanga Publisher's Acknowledgements
ix
Jon Racherbaumer Author's Acknowledgments
xi
Eugene Burger Foreword
xiii
Ron Bauer Preface
xv
Jon Racherbaumer Snap Shots biography of Don Alan
xix
Jon Racherbaumer Prologue -About the Tricks
  • About the Routines
  • Underlying Themes
  • Circle of Fun
  • Environmental Space
  • Personal Space
  • Picking Players
  • Time and Timing
  • Control
  • Momentum
  • Eye-Control
  • Jokes As Control
  • Interrogation Strategy
  • Performance and Persona
Jon Racherbaumer In Search of Iconic Solutions
Don Alan Lean-Mean Chop Cup two final loads
5
Don Alan Devilish Devano Rise
Also published here 15
Chuck Smith, Don Alan Knickle Head
Inspired by 23
Don Alan Burning Sensation (Cigarette Through Quarter)
27
Don Alan Invisible Deck routine and presentation
  • About the Deck
  • Don Alan's Set-Up
37
Don Alan Benson Bowl (Over)
43
Roy Benson Benson's Visual-Retention Vanish
49
Don Alan Fanciful Flight seated
51
Don Alan, Brother John Hamman Micro-Macro Intro
59
Don Alan Bid Deal card prediction with jumbo card, second phase with 3 1/2 gag card
63
Don Alan Big Deal Switch with jumbo card
65
Milbourne Christopher, Don Alan Bagged Stab knife and bag
Inspired by
  • Milbourne Christopher's "Super Stab" in "Hugard's Magic Monthly" October, 1948.
69
David Devant Overhand Shuffle Control
76
Don Alan Scotch and Soda Coda
81
Don Alan Ranch Bird Deluxe with half forcing deck
85
Don Alan Darker Side of Malini coin transposition using a hat, then large steel nut appears under hat
Related to 93
Bill McIlhany Don Alan's Magic Ranch on Don Alan's TV-Series Magic Ranch
107
Don Alan Stanley hand puppet monkey in basket finds selection
117
Don Alan Worm's Turn worm in basket finds chosen ABC card, snake in a basket
125
Don Alan Las Vegas Fairy Tale coins travel from one hand to the other, one by one
Inspired by 135
Don Alan Cap and Pence with leather cone, coins through spectator's hand, second version with die and cup
140
Don Alan Clyde
150
Don Alan Fido other presentation for Fred trick
157
Don Alan Sneakily Stacked in Your Favor dice stacking routine, die changes to jumbo die and glass jar is used
  • How to Stack Dice
159
Don Alan Pretty-Sneaky Nudist Deck
Related to 169
Don Alan Invisible Card to Wallet two cards selected, the first is not found but mentioned in an insurance policy, the second card appears in a sealed envelope
Also published here 173
Don Alan Cutter gag scissors routine, scissors won't close
177
Edward Marlo, Don Alan Tweaking Marlo's Twee card trick based on a pun, picture with tree and three hearts,
179
Don Alan, Eddie Fields Blackjacked! humorous Blackjack routine, spectator wears glasses to see marked cards, ends with a Blackjack formed by a Fourteen and a Seven
181
Michael Albright Don Alan Lecture transcript of Don Alan's lecture from July, 5 1975
Also published here
  • "The Conjurer" Vol. 1, Nr. 7.
189
Don Alan Corner Riffle Force by Timing
Also published here 201
Don Alan Disappearing Cane, Using a Top Hat with hole in hat
203
Don Alan Flying Medal medal on lapel is removed and flies back
205
Don Alan Hat Levitator hat floats in front of body
207
Don Alan Production of a Dove from a Borrowed Purse milk is poured into borrowed purse then a dove is produced
209
Don Alan Mousetrap (a la Card Sword) cards thrown into the air and one caught with a mouse trap
211
Don Alan Funny Vitamins (Close-Up Sight Gag) gags using jumping beans toys
213
Don Alan Art Work on Playing Cards tip for writing or drawing on cards
215
Don Alan Money Roller Routine printing bill on blank paper using a money roller
217
Don Alan Production of Flowers and Cards
219
Don Alan Floating and Rising Billiard Ball
221
Don Alan All Thumbs gag with rubber thumbs
223
Don Alan Dove Pan Tip & Microphone Stand Tray
225
Don Alan Funny Birdcage Vanish vanishing bird cage using a paper bag for misdirection
227
Don Alan Time-Card Gag
229
Don Alan Cereal Bowls rice bowls type, with rubber hot dogs and other props
Related to 231
Don Alan Choo-Choo Train Prop for Kid Shows
Also published here 235
Don Alan A Trick You Can Write Home About! two stamps change places and appear back in envelope, as a climax stamp appears on envelope addressed to spectator, double-sided stamp
237
Jon Racherbaumer, Don Alan, Earle Christenberry Last Transcript from a tape made in April 30, 1990
241
Jon Racherbaumer, Don Alan Sneaky Things to Remember 23 points to think about
259
Jon Racherbaumer Fun Scales scales of Don Alan's routines
261
Jon Racherbaumer Capsule Chronology Don Alan chronological timeline
265
Jon Racherbaumer Bibliography & Filmography of Don Alan
267