1972
Written by Billy McComb
Work of Billy McComb
184 pages (Hardcover), published by The Supreme Magic Company
Illustrated with drawings by Billy McComb, Ken De Courcy, Ali Bongo, Roë
Language: English
69 entries
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Billy McComb Dedication
4
Edwin Publisher's Introduction
5
Billy McComb Foreword
9
Ken De Courcy The Dark Side of the Moon
15
Billy McComb Extension to "Miko" gag prediction with Three-and-a-half of Clubs, Fourteen of Spades and mis-spotted die that does not add up to seven on all sides
17
Billy McComb Opening the Magic Society Show two large sheets shown empty on stage, a person appears and makes up a sandwich-board man with the sheets that have relevant messages on them
19
Billy McComb The "Bang" Bomb plastic bomb explodes with BANG banner, comedy prop
23
Billy McComb A Thought-of Card turns up in a Cigarette card peeked at in rubber-banded deck vanishes and appears in borrowed cigarette, detailed, Fred Karene
29
Billy McComb The Ultimate Identification rabbit from hat, with newspaper or body load
37
Billy McComb The Half-Dyed Color Changing Silk routine ends with a silk in two colors, stopped in middle of the transformation
41
Billy McComb A Rotten Sneaky Deception which Pleases Me dye tube gimmick openly presented as bottle with dye color
49
Billy McComb Frolics with the Hummer Whirling Card
  • A Variation
  • A Don't! - If You Unravel Your Own!
  • A Miracle!
  • You're All Set!
  • Light Weight - But Great!
  • True Story!
Inspired by 51
Billy McComb Yeas of Magical Angling... and Thoughts Thereon aerial fishing, with aquarium prop
55
Billy McComb How To Mix Two Tricks To Make One Good Presentation thumb tie combined with card to wallet
63
Billy McComb Thoughts on the Thumb-Writer and a few tips thrown in boon writer
  • Magnetic Hold-Out
  • Replacing the Writer
  • A Stunt
65
Billy McComb The Date on the Coin
67
Billy McComb The Rigid Yo-Yo
69
Billy McComb The Wine, the Water - and a Character on Chris van Bern's Water & Wine, chemical
  • Wine and Water - Williamised!
71
Billy McComb Again "Sawing in Half"... Lengthwise...
75
Billy McComb The Reverse-Cut Svengali Pack ... An Introduction spectator and magician both cut at the same card
79
Billy McComb Chop Cups for All using glass with paper cover and magnet secretly added
Inspired by
  • Jennings Chop Cup routine, Genii, Mar. 1965
83
Billy McComb We Go Mental different approaches, pages glued together, card inserted to select page
87
Billy McComb An Off-Beat Rabbit Arrival rabbit produced in champagne bucket, featuring a bottom-less bottle
93
Billy McComb The Egg in the Magazine raw egg poured into magazine, vanishes, reappears as fried egg
97
Billy McComb On the Question of Dress
101
Billy McComb Thirty Years of Rings in Nests of Boxes
103
Billy McComb The Clay Pipe smoking clay pipes
107
Billy McComb U.K. ... "Not in the Polo Mints" - U.S.A. ... "Bill in the Lifesavers"
113
Billy McComb Splashing in the Card Fountain with reel
Inspired by
  • Magicana, Genii, Oct. 1968
119
Edgar Benyon Impromptu Hat Coils toilet roll
123
Billy McComb Resurrected! ideas for gag in which thread comes out of clothing and is pulled and then becomes very long
123
Billy McComb A Face-Lifting on the "Goodnight Banner" writing on handkerchief falls off as ribbon
125
Billy McComb William Reminisces
  • Not Worried!
  • Switch is Switch!
  • Ringing the Changes
  • "I've Heard That One Before"
  • Hazards! and Hostesses
  • William the Palmist!
  • Appearing Doves - and Vanishing Loops!
127
Unknown Assorted Gaglets of the William Brand
129
Alex McKeown Chopping the Aces deck consists of four solid blocks with Ace on face, telephone as giant magic want anecdote
129
Billy McComb Flat Accordion
131
Billy McComb A Gag with the Wiggly Wand deck becomes crooked when waved over with S-shaped wand
131
Billy McComb "P" pea can, spectator writes letter on billet, put in tube, changes into water, pee gag
132
Billy McComb Flying Moo milk travels from glass to glass, visible as gag through hole
132
Billy McComb Sucker Ghost ghost tube as vacuum cleaner
133
Billy McComb Which came first? egg on table, it apparently hatches and bird appears
134
Billy McComb Please Shut the Gate gate on stage
135
Billy McComb A Clean Gag hollow soap
135
Billy McComb Light Humour light bulb, painted half black
136
Billy McComb Wee Tree newspaper tree
137
Billy McComb Fish Stricks plastic fish at end of the strings, with idea for tassel on fez with reel
139
Billy McComb Hot Stuff foil gets hot, chemical
141
Billy McComb Odd and Bits... and a few other things
  • Good Art Work
143
George Blake Pulls idea for pull construction
144
Billy McComb A Ring! spectator names card from invisible deck, it is predicted, card index on finger ring
145
Billy McComb Crystal Clear! card index seen in crystal
Inspired by
  • Card Crystal effect (Marvels of Mystery, John Booth)
147
Billy McComb Ear! Ear! shooting-combinatin-flash wand
147
Billy McComb Impromptu Bunny! paper puppet finds card
148
Billy McComb Hydrostatic!
148
Billy McComb Golf Ball comment on golf ball through handkerchief
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Billy McComb Putting the Act Together
149
Billy McComb An Historical Gag address of Lincoln
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Billy McComb Confidence gag
151
Billy McComb Necessity is the Mother rising cards with deck switch
153
Billy McComb The Williamised Spider of Mr. Collins pips from deck vanish and appear on napkin
Also published here 155
Billy McComb The Williamised Close-up Card Sword with small sword
159
Billy McComb William does the Card Sword
  • Another Solution
161
Billy McComb Yrutnec Hteitnewt Twentieth Century in Reverse, silk starts tied between other two and travels elsewhere
164
Donna Delbert The Travelling Card card floats from hand to hand
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Billy McComb William does the Hindu Needle Trick
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Billy McComb The Five Rings of William brief
Also published here 171
Billy McComb How to Wash Your Hands tips on hygiene
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Billy McComb William and the Himber Ring
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Billy McComb Backword
184
Data entered by Denis Behr.