105 entries in Silk & Handkerchief / Animation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Eduard Hensel Des Malers Traum flowers drawn on frame, handkerchief put on top, it moves by itself and then real flowers are underneath
Related to June 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 11) 168
Fr. Maubach Das hypnotisierte Taschentuch knot in handkerchief, it becomes animated and dances between legs, thread
Nov. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 11) 174
Phantome Das auf freier Hand balancierende Tuch rolled up silk stands upright and collapses on command, thread
Dec. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 12) 189
Carl Willmann Das ungehorsame Taschentuch (borrowed) silk dances around on table, thread and assistant
Apr. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 4) 60
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli VII. Seltsam, seltsam, sonderbar! 1. Das Loch im Taschentuch (hole is cut in handkerchief and restored)
2. Das verschwindende Geldstück (coin disappears under glass, and appears again)
3. Katalepsie eines Taschentuchs (Silk balances on corner)
4. Das Taschentuch als Zuckerbäcker (candy production from silk)
1902 Moderne Magie 107
Unknown The Dancing Handkerchief thread
  • Parlour Method
  • Stage Method
1903 Later Magic 335
Al Baker The Self-Unknotting Handkerchief thread, not fixed to body
1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 96
Rex Slocombe The Knot in the Silk knot ties itself, thread
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 62
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Untying Silk thread
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 78
Unknown The Dancing Lady sight gag
1938 Greater Magic 611
Unknown The Self Tying Silk thread
1938 Greater Magic 612
Unknown The Rolling Golf Ball rolling itself up in a borrowed handkerchief, ungaffed objects
1938 Greater Magic 837
Orville Wayne Meyer Satan's Silks 20th century silks (originated by Frank Ducrot) variation, then silks visually come together and tie themselves, thread
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 52) 364
George Delaney An Acrobatic Handkerchief impromptu dancing handkerchief
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 88) 553
Al Baker Spirits At Work thread, unknotting with short knot sequence
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 197
Unknown The Invisible Hair napkin or handkerchief animates as if drawn by invisible hair
1941 After the Dessert 17
Unknown The Educated knot silk unties itself, thread
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 376
Edward Marlo Divining Hanky handkerchief finds card by bending its corner by itself to identify it
Also published here 1942 Deck Deception 18
Hart Fisher Glorifying the Dancing Handkerchief with two handkerchiefs, routine without explanation
1944 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 13
Audley Walsh Lead in Your... handkerchief is balanced on finger in impossible ways, gimmick
Inspired by
  • Sid Fleishman's "Million Dollar Gimmick" and Thayer's "Kobra"
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 75) 306
Unknown Divining Hanky animated handkerchief nods above selection
1946 Early Marlo (Issue Marlo's Discoveries) 58
Hen Fetsch Spirit Bumps ghost in handkerchief with Pop Up Tie
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 112) 452
Dr. Aaron Weiss The Obedient Silk silk jumps through ring
Feb. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 9) 195
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Magnetisiertes Seidentuch silk sticks to hand, two methods
1953 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 3) 118
Yellowstone Tricky Tidbits ideas, gags and puns
  • Joy Buzzer
  • Flexible Glass
  • Bill in Cigarette
  • Sucker Silk Vanish
  • Coin in Egg
  • Dancing Hanky
  • Egg Bag Finish
  • Swallowing Wand Gag
  • Stamp Album
  • Diminishing Bills Finale
  • Torn and Restored Paper
  • Floating Bulb
  • Milk in Light Bulb
  • Handkerchief Frame
  • Hat Production
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954)
Don Tanner Impromptu (?) Rigid Hank using steel ruler
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 8
Bert Allerton Impromptu Handkerchief Routine
1958 The Close-Up Magician 44
Bert Allerton The Invisible Hair
Also published here 1958 The Close-Up Magician 46
Victor the Magician The Snoopy Silk silk jumps from hand to hand and inside breast pocket
1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 26
Unknown Das schwebende Tüchlein flying and dancing silk, with assistant
Also published here
  • "Quatro Asses"
1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 5) 861
Everett Lyda Impromptu Atomic Routine several tricks combined into a routine with atomic theme, Glorpy, Adam's Atomic Crystal Spot, break-away pencils
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 40
Tony Cole Haunted Silk white silk clings to black silk, then moves up and behind black silk and vanishes, reel
July 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 43
Tony Cole Haunted Silk II silk with knot clings to wall and unknots itself there, reel
July 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 43
Dirk Van Brummer, Sam Hughes, Frank Garcia, Louis Tannen The Thing solid ghost appears under a handkerchief, makes noises and vanishes again
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 154
Alan Alan A Tip From Alan Alan tip for the gimmick
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 159
Eddie Joseph The Nuptial Knot serpent silk handling with reel
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 143
Eddie Joseph My De-Luxe Routine and Handling of the Serpent Silk
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 153
Eddie Joseph The Snake Sheds its Skin serpent silk with surprise duplication of silk
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 156
Unknown The Jumping Handkerchief handkerchiefs stretched between hands, jumps to the side
1969 Fun With A Handkerchief 9
Bert Allerton The Invisible Hair
Also published here 1969 Fun With A Handkerchief 11
Unknown The Spirit Speaks handkerchief starts moving as divination method
1969 Fun With A Handkerchief 13
Ed Thiele He Has It! handkerchief nods on the selection in tabled row, but it's not it, it's in the handkerchief instead, see also p. 410 for comment by Steve Holland, p. 420 for comment by Leslie May
Jan. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 3) 396
Roy Johnson Hypno-Hank gag, handkerchief moves up and down, invisible hair presentation
1971 Second Time Around 11
John Dowdell Pocket Seance ideas for Glorpy
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 32) 158
Paul Swinford Serpentine Thoughts silk that ties itself, reel
1971 Lecture Notes 1
Pavel The Jumping Silk from hand to hand and back
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 318
Sid Fleischman Haunted House Plus Two using Jap Box, moving silk
Related to 1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 61) 302
Edward Marlo Divining Hanky handkerchief finds card by bending its corner by itself to identify it
Also published here 1972 The Living End 136
Unknown El Nudo Magnetico knot in handkerchief apparently moves with invisible hair
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 59
Unknown Balancing a Handkerchief on the chin
1974 Tricks with Handkerchiefs 8
Patrick Page A Comedy Illusion invisible hair and handkerchief, gag
1974 Tricks with Handkerchiefs 29
Patrick Page A Comedy Interlude handkerchief floats up in hand
1974 Tricks with Handkerchiefs 58
Jan Torell The Pocketlift silk rises from breast pocket
1975 Magic by Jan Torell 6
Philip T. Goldstein The Spirit Is Willing (to Write) spirit writing on signed business card, glorpy
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 16
Jim Ryan Almost Impromptu Solid Ghjost Zombie without ball, impromptu
1977 Lecture Notes Bar Magic 13
Ken Brooke Method for "The Untying Silk" self-untying knot
Also published here 1980 Ken Brooke's Magic — The Unique Years 75
Steve Dusheck Waltzing Matilda small silk floats between hands, stretched spring attached to thumb
Also published here 1980 ca. Lecture No. 1 1
Steve Dusheck Waltzing Matilda small silk floats between hands, stretched spring attached to thumb
Also published here 1980 ca. Lecture Notes 1
Martin Gardner Jumping Hanky
1984 Magic from the Parade #1 5
Keith Allen Impromptu Haunted Hank
1984 Magic from the Parade #1 5
Jeff McBride Necktie Party tie is removed, knot undoes itself, vanishes, reappears around neck
1985 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4 50
Unknown The Light Touch effects and gags with match, cigarette, silk that bounces back from floor
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 21
Jean Hugard Tuchknoten & andere Spielereien collection of silk knot effects and flourishes, stretching silk
  • 1. Ein Tuch in die Länge ziehen
  • 2. Das nicht zu verknotende Tuch
  • 3. Ein beidhändiger Blitzknoten
  • 4. Zwei Blitzknoten
  • 5. Die Vereinigungs-Knoten
  • 6. Der Arm-Blitzknoten
  • 7. Ein einhändiger Blitzknoten
  • 8. Fliegende Knoten
  • 9. Einhand-Knoten mit zwei Tüchern
  • 10. Ein-Hand-End-Knoten
  • 11. Drei-Tücher-Blitzverknotung
  • 12. Doppel-Schleifen-Knoten
  • 13. Die verschwindenden Schleifen-Knoten
  • 14. Verschwindende Knoten
  • 15. Ein Tuch mit sieben Enden
  • 16. Zwei Knoten aus einem
  • 17. Ein magisches Auffädeln
  • 18. Tuch durch Bein
  • 19. Die Stanley Collins' Variante
  • 20. Das Schlagen eines Knotens ohne Loslassen der Enden
  • 21. Das sich selbst entkontende Tuch
  • 22. Ein nützlicher Knoten
  • 23. Das schwebende Tuch
  • 24. Das Heimkehrer-Tuch
  • 25. Das Herumwirbeln eines Tuches
  • 26. Ein Geschicklichkeits-Trick
July 1985 Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 3&4) 175
Meir Yedid Serpent Silk Switch animated silk, jumps from floor to hand into sleeve, to breast pocket etc.
1986 Stage Stuff 19
Karl Fulves Ghost in Silk bag formed with handkerchief, animation inside, posed as problem
1987 Contemporary Handkerchief Magic — Part Two 44
Patrick Page The Untying Handkerchief slowly untying
Also published here 1987 The Pull Book 42
Patrick Page The Untying Knot with a Reel knot slowly untying in a handkerchief
Also published here 1987 The Pull Book 44
David Britland Angel Ghost dancing handkerchief, elastic thread loop
  • Wakey Wakey
  • Hip Hop
1988 Card Kinetics 38
John Cornelius Impromptu Solid Ghost impromptu Glorpy
1988 Creative Secrets No. 1 12
Unknown A Glass of Helium No. 3, glass wrapped with silk, items that are pushed into glass jump out again, rubber band
Also published here 1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 9
Karl Fulves Glorpy No. 42, secret fork used to animate knife under handkerchief
1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 121
Karl Fulves Animation chapter intro
1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 161
Unknown Fatima No. 54, figure build from silk, its legs "dance"
1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 161
Patrick Page Das sich selbst entknotende Tuch slowly untying
Also published here Dec. 1988 Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 2) 58
Patrick Page Das Knotenlösen mit dem Ringzieher knot slowly untying in a handkerchief
Also published here Dec. 1988 Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 2) 59
Scotty York The Frog Trick card reveals itself underneath handkerchief with help of card folded into frog, glorpy
  • Additions (frog changes into caricature of performer)
  • Bonus Routine (two folded frogs produce baby frogs in the handkerchief)
Inspired byAlso published here 1988 A Rumor in Their Own Time 3
Unknown Animation No. 7, six copper coins and one silver coin in handkerchief, silver coin apparently doesn't like that and the handkerchief shakes widely, at doorway edge, part of handkerchief behind door, gag
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 9
Mark Young The Invisible Hair handkerchief as rabbit puppet around hand, somewhat animated
Also published here 1991 Garrett Does The U.K. 12
Patrick Page Das nickende Taschentuch one corner of handkerchief knotted, it can nod and answer questions, with gimmick with spring
Also published here
  • Pages from Patrick's Notebook
Nov. 1991 Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 3) 130
Dan Garrett The Invisible Hair handkerchief as rabbit puppet around hand, somewhat animated
Also published here 1992 Garrett In The U.S.A. 12
Muneo Yokoi Jolly Spooks Handling for Haunted Handkerchief
1993 Volum 5 Lecture Note 24
Scotty York Froggy Goes A'Courtin card reveals itself underneath handkerchief, glorpy, with card frog that changes into caricature card of performer
Related toAlso published here 1993 For Your Eyes Only 18
Tony Binarelli Voodoo X on selection appears on duplicate in second deck, also circle on face, involved voodoo doll and movement under handkerchief, glorpy
1993 Card File 157
Jack Miller Knot Trick untieing, thread, very brief note
1994 More Greater Magic 1247
Steve Dusheck Gremlin glorpy alternative, jumping frog with flexible tube and squeeze bulb, air-pressure animated
1994 Dusheck's Close-Up Magic 21
Karrell Fox Peek-A-Boo silk from breast pocket vanishes in hand, reappears by slowly crawling out of breast pocket again
1995 Much Ado About Something 142
Karl Fulves Night Moves card in center of tabled deck, covered with handkerchief, movement, card now on top
1997 The Vampire Chronicles 26
Ted Lesley Origami-Telekinesis bill in envelope folds itself into origami figure, using Teleport-Envelopes and Glorpy
Also published here 1997 It's Paramiraculous 25
John Hamilton Tuch und Ringzieher-Zauberei knot vanish handlings with reel
1997 Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 2) 70
Ted Lesley Origami - Telekinesis bill in envelope folds itself into origami figure, using Teleport-Envelopes and Glorpy
Also published here 1998 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 10) 8
Ken Brooke Das sich selbst entknotende Tuch self-untying knot
Also published here 1998 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 3) 118
James G. Thompson Jr. Glorpy presentation for glorpy
Also published here
  • Magic to Delight
1999 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 3) 112
Rudolf Braunmüller Anmerkung comment on glorpy
1999 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 3) 114
John Cornelius Impromptu Ghost Trap rubber tubing as glorpy alternative
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 59
Kurt Weiss Ghost Detector red and white silk tied together, they untie by themselves, apple in paper bag transforms into two oranges, rubber apple
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 204
Tino, Oriol El Fantasma del Pañuelo design for Glorpy, ghost handkerchief
2003 La Magia Española del Siglo XX 317
Al Bertini Der Geist apparently a ghost is trapped inside a folded handkerchief
2004 Original Al Bertini 3
Barrie Richardson Solid Ghost Revisited glorpy, ungaffed handkerchief
Inspired by
  • "The Solid Ghost" (Dik Van Brummer)
Also published here
  • Club 71, Mayday 1999
2005 Act Two 61
Patrick Page The Nobody Handkerchief gimmick for dancing handkerchief, in the hands
2011 Magic Page by Page 254
Patrick Page Home James handkerchief jumps up back in outer breast pocket
2011 Magic Page by Page 292
Patrick Page Hanky Panky 1 silk jumps in box
2011 Magic Page by Page 298
Patrick Page Hanky Panky 2 silk jumps around
2011 Magic Page by Page 298
Unknown Invisible Hair napkin or handkerchief animates as if drawn by invisible hair
2011 Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 50
Chuck Meyer Growing Penny odd transposition of two coins, then coin grows, glorpy
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 168
Johnny Thompson Unprepared Serpentine Silk knot vanishes with a snap
Inspired by
  • an item from Keith Clark
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 233