146 entries in Doll & Puppet
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Bonus Genius or Nuntius invisibilis small wooden figure vanishes in cap, head comes off and body is secretly removed in advance
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 31
Unknown How to make the face of a Childe to appeare in a pot of water small fake head secretly dropped into water bottle, also with frog
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 36
Unknown Fake Animal rocky racoon precursor
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 19
Unknown Le Grand Sultan automaton who can divine a card by nodding with his head, the number of a rolled dice and in which compartment of a closed box a doll is placed, with assitant
1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 1
Unknown La Tête d'or Sautant & Dansant Dans un Verre, pour Répondre à Diverses Questions a golden miniature head moves in a glass to answer questions, with assistant
1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 35
Henri Decremps Poupée parlante. doll can speak and answer questions
1785 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 180
Unknown The Demon's Head papier maché head rolls eyes and moves mouth, deck put in mouth, chosen cards fly out of mouth and appear between horns
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 458
Unknown A Dozen Babies from a Hat cloth covered production puppet
1876 Modern Magic 309
Unknown The "Bonus Genius," or Vanishing Doll
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 321
Unknown The Talking Hand wax hand, answering yes/no questions
Related to 1890 More Magic 427
Unknown Die materialisierte Geisterhand No. 9, doll hand pulls selected cards out of deck
Related to 1895 Der Kartenkünstler 75
Unknown Der Teufelskopf No. 6, devil's head mask on which four cards appear, fourth one comes out of mouth
Related to 1895 Der Kartenkünstler 70
Unknown Die schwarze Hand (aus den Mysterien des Orients) five finger rings borrowed, colored thread on each, black puppet hand in box, rings vanish and appear on the hand, spectators decide which color on which puppet finger
Also published here Oct. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 25
Unknown Der Teufelskopf continuation of description, four cards selected and two borrowed ring put in glass and covered with handkerchief, cards vanish from deck and glass with rings vanishes, cards and rings appear on devil head puppet apparatus
Related to Nov. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 3) 37
Carl L. Curiel Die mysteriöse Geisterhand "Home" puppet hand writes named words by itself
Related to July 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 11) 173
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die mysteriöse Geisterhand "Home" only the patter for Curiel's trick
Related to Aug. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 12) 182
Unknown Der Kopf des Ibikus skull answers question under glass dome with his mouth, thread
Mar. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3) 38
Unknown Der Teufelskopf devil's head mask on which cards appear
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 190
Carl Willmann Harlekin und Blumendüte harlequin puppet appears in paper cone with a load of spring flowers
Oct. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10) 150
Unknown Die mysteriöse Geisterhand wax puppet hand pulls cards out of deck à la rising cards
Related to Dec. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 6) 88
Unknown The Hand of Cagliostro model of hand used in rising card presentation
Variations 1897 New Era Card Tricks 217
Unknown Der Kopf des Ibikus "neueste Ausführung", skull answers question on glass table, it also speaks, thread
June 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 12) 189
Unknown Babies "Gegenstände aus dem Weltausstellungs-Cylinder, dem Tamburin, dem Tuch etc."
production items, compressible spring baby dolls
Feb. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 8) 121
Unknown Der seekranke Passagier puppet made from orange, wine glass and handkerchief, gag with it
Sep. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 9) 140
Unknown Der Kopf des Ibikus im Hut No. 15, fake head answers questions by nodding or shaking the head, discussing previous methods by Buatier de Kolta, Belachini-Strack
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 140
H. F. C. Suhr Der Geistertisch bell on (gaffed) table answers questions, or ball rolls, rapping hand, electro-magnetic
Related to Feb. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 2) 30
Unknown Der Riese costume to make a person look like a giant
Apr. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 4) 62
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XXIII. Totentanz 1. Das erscheinende Papp-Skelett (paper skeleton appears behind silk)
2. Ein Ballett (skeleton starts to dance on table)
3. Der zersprungene Spiegel (broken mirror is restored)
4. Der Doppelgänger (mirror image from skeleton starts to become real and dances as well)
5. Verwandlung von Milch in Tinte (glass of milk changes to ink, back to milk and then to water)
1902 Moderne Magie 204
Unknown Magnetised Marionettes non-magical science experiment
1902 The Modern Conjurer 314
Carl Willmann Die Geisterhand rapping puppet hand answers questions, thread
Feb. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 2) 26
Unknown Half a Dozen Babies from a Hat
1903 Later Magic 450
Albert Fellows Ginger and the Apple doll in miniature cannon ends up in hat, held by spectator
1915 Original Magical Creations 90
Stanley Collins The Yellow Idol big die, spot moves then its placed in a box and travels to a crystal box and back, then a small figure / doll appears
1920 Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 77
Oswald Rae Cinderella doll in box, spectator produces puppet clothes in a box, then they change into the dress the doll was wearing and the produced clothes found on the doll
Also published here
  • "Cinderella" in "The Magic Wand"
1930 Original Magic 26
Unknown The Knee Thread animating figure or puppet while sitting, puppet on floor, Pipitilla
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 89
Walter B. Gibson Voodoo sword cabinet with a pins and a voodoo doll in a box
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 24) 99
Eddie Joseph The Reptile in the Cup spring snake from gaffed cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 39
N. M. Hopkins, Unknown Nuts! small elephant imitation appears and vanishes, see also Hopkins' "20th Century Magic"
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 113
Unknown The Little Hindu forming a Hindu puppet with a handkerchief
1943 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 25
Stuart P. Cramer Mortmain book test, word is written by a puppet hand, which moves on its own, thread
Also published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 119) 477
Robert Fairthorne The Malkin voodoo effect, two paper dolls are rolled up and pinched with a needle, at the same places
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 130) 521
U. F. Grant The Spirit House light in doll house goes on and off to answer questions
Jan. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 4) 13
Herman Guelpa Milk and Snakes milk poured into can, later spring snakes shoot out
May 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 12
"Senator" Clark Crandall Some Gags by Senator Crandall as given to Don Alan
  • doll house cleanup set for restaurant / bar work
  • bulldog clip in sleeve, to produce a coin anytime
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 31
James G. Thompson Jr. Jocko - The Great routine with hand puppet, puppet makes handkerchief vanishes and appear and disappear, performs a mini die box and eventually finds selected card
Also published here 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 220) 879
Hen Fetsch Simulacrum spectator pushes needle through doll, performer knows where, voodoo
Related to 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 236) 942
Ali Ali's Eyeful gags and puns with a fake eyeball
1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 31
Donald R. Bazinski The Skunk Wringer Rabbit Wringer done with a spring skunk
1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 26
Laurie Ireland Mickey Mouse and his Magic Coats Mickey doll traveling to box, hand puppet
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954) 8
Karrell Fox It Smells spring raccoon gag, filled with powder
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 29
Laurie Ireland Felix the Snake cards thrown in hat, spring snake finds card
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954) 21
Eugene Gloye Newspaper & Rabbit Idea spring rabbit from newspaper
1955 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 26
Stuart P. Cramer Mortmain book test, word is written by a puppet hand, which moves on its own, thread
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 218
James G. Thompson Jr. Jocko the Great routine with hand puppet, puppet makes handkerchief vanishes and appear and disappear, performs a mini die box and eventually finds selected card
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 229
Leonard Austin Dolly's Dresses four doll's dresses of different colors, chosen one vanishes and appears in chosen envelope
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 24
Robert L. Henderson Suggested Routine outline of routine with a puppet mouse, an egg and a napkin, an egg bag, Devil Handkerchief and a Tricky Tumbler, Kling Klang Routine
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 40
Robert Fairthorne The Malkin voodoo effect, two paper dolls are rolled up and pinched with a needle, at the same places
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 215
Robert L. Henderson Doll Production and Levitation and Vanish
1957 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 5
Lane Bateman Idea for Mr. Skunk Trick black and white paper changes to skunk, inside a bag
1957 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 10
Bob Schmidt Hubert, the Undernourished Rabbit routine using the Windsor Dye Box, Milk Pitcher, Flat Rabbit and spring rabbit
1957 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 16
Oran Bailey Dent Beanie Puppet Routines 1&2 hand puppet, in hat routines
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 30
Art Irwin The Tricky Bear toy mechanical bear lifts three selections from the deck
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 54
Maurice Blackman Rabbit to Silk
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 58
Maurice Blackman The Dummy Rabbit how to handle fake rabbit
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 57
Unknown The Little Messenger puppet with cape, puppet vanishes only cape remains
Related to 1965 Magician's Magic 20
Ali Bongo The Balancing Yogi sucker trick with a small doll, spectator cannot balance it
1966 The Bongo Book 34
Joseph M. White Betty Hal-Astra Gal combination of several tricks, Grant's See Thru Cylinders, Ireland's Dove Thru Glass, Fabjance Miniature Levitation
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 51
Arthur Setterington A Lock and a Chain and a Key chain fastened with a lock penetrates a wooden hand
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 19
Albert Spackman Miniature Rapping Hand miniature doll hand in box rapping and answering questions, different routine ideas,
  • word and card divination and with spirit slates
  • stop trick with cards
  • whistle put into the box and the hand moves and the whistle blows
  • gipsy thread is restored in the box, while hand moves
  • in conjunction with "The Thing"
  • card turnover

Related to 1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 74
Hans G. Stumpf Sawing A Fakir In Half with a fakir doll
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 89
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dim The Lights small hand taps out value of first selection, then finds second selection by dragging top half away, see also p. 340
Related to Jan. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3) 316
Saverio Russo Out of My Hat puppet rabbit in hat routine, various effects
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 95
Frederick M. Shields The Spirit of the Thing rapping glove / hand on table to answer questions
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 18) 87
Arthur Emerson Daughter of Darkness ashes on palm, voodoo presentation with doll hands
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 37) 181
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Mandarin Jewel Caskets boxes placed in a casket transform into a doll
Related to
  • "Okito on Magic"
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 65
Chandler Mason Personal Voodoo voodoo doll on paper, x-mark appears at same position on second and signed drawing
Variations 1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 66) 327
Charles Cameron Demon Doll voodoo doll on cardboard, prediction of name, color and body part
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 88) 437
Patrick Page 7. An Impromptu Puppet with a handkerchief and rubber bands
Related to 1974 Ten Thoughts on Close-Up 5
Unknown Finger Puppets finger puppets made with paper
1974 Tricks with Paper 57
Patrick Page The Handkerchief Puppet with a handkerchief and rubber bands
Related to 1974 Tricks with Handkerchiefs 43
Walt Lees Crocodile Tears story, includes toy crocodile and appearing toy gladiator
1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 11) 133
Karl Fulves (6) The Mary Shelley Problem doll pieces examined and assembled, then comes to life, electronics, no details given, isoforms, also for non-thread animation of origami figures or Haunted Deck, pipe dreamy
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 6) 22
Karrell Fox The Persistent Bunny bunny puppet used in card trick
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 79
Karrell Fox A School for Vent voice from little school house
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 171
Karrell Fox Fox's "Hare-Straightner" hypnotizing a spring bunny, sight gag
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 139
Sid Lorraine Voodoo Revisited voodoo doll on paper, x-mark appears at same position on second and signed drawing, carbon paper
Inspired by 1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 167) 833
Al Mann Merlin's Magic Marionettes puppet starts to move (wiggle, move head and hands) on performer's command
Related to 1977 Psycho-Mentisis 17
Stephen Minch Milo the Magnificent comedy routine with puppet, comedy wands
  • ball & cone phase
  • milk pitcher
  • finds card after many failed tries, puppet assistant brings jumbo card
1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 87
Punx Das Märchen von Elfchens Zaubertüchlein presentation for Ottokar Fischer's Klein-Elfchen, silk vanishes and appears back in glass, small figure of a kind appears under tube
1977 Setzt Euch zu meinen Füssen... 19
Danton Voodoo Doll voodoo doll in box, body part is pierced by spectator, five pellets are contacted with lighter and four disappear in a flame, written on the fifth is the selected body part
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 171) 851
Jack Bridwell Target 2 Target with drawn Voodoo doll
Inspired by 1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 176) 878
Henry Pettit Elwood's Dead Brother production of wands and a fake rabbit from hat
1978 They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To Do Or You Too Can Walk On Water 4
Unknown The Demon's Head (The Saytr's Head), head rolls eyes and moves mouth, deck put in mouth, chosen cards fly out of mouth and appear between horns or in mouth, different methods
Related to 1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 70
Karrell Fox Puppet-Intro bunny puppet introduces next performer
1979 Another Book 204
Larry Becker Snakes Alive comedy routine, no gag and spring snakes in tins in combination with "just chance"
Inspired by
  • Ken de Courcy's "Four Color Chance" marketed through Supreme Magic, 1977.
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 26
Karrell Fox Voodoo Prophecy spectator pushed pin in voodoo doll, predicted on drawn doll
1979 Another Book 143
Karrell Fox Punch-o-Rama set-up
1979 Another Book 305
Joe Safuto Porous Potholder cards through potholder, then rubber hand holding Royal Flush is produced
Related to 1982 Close-Up Hallucinations 41
John Carney Kitty's Treat coin routine "explained" via surprise appearance of mouse
Variations 1983 Carney Knowledge 45
Derek Dingle Hands Off small rubber hand appears in hands and takes a coin which vanishes
1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 40
John Riggs The Thing small puppet hand in coin purse, throws coin out, more ideas on "Mr. Jimmy" by Steve Beam
Related toAlso published here 1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 12) 193
Meir Yedid Godzilla 2001 little finger vanish, apparently Godzilla puppet eats it
Related to 1985 Finger Secrets 27
John Riggs Jimmy Revisited more ideas on The Thing and puppet hand finds card, Mr. Jimmy
Related to 1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 13) 216
John Riggs Purse Snatcher puppet hands and feet appear between performer's hand, joke, Mr. Jimmy
Also published here 1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 13) 217
Greg Atkinson The One Armed Assistant gag, assistant is introduced, big jar with arm sticking out
1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 14) 232
Bud Whitford The Thing Returns Again more ideas on "The Thing", Mr. Jimmy, baby between hands urinates
Related to 1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 14) 238
Bud Whitford And Again more ideas on "The Thing", Mr. Jimmy, baby between hands
Related to 1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 14) 238
John Riggs Count on Me gag, counting fingers, rubber hand
1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 14) 239
John Harwood The Thing - The Sequel more ideas with miniature hands, Mr. Jimmy / The Thing
  • The Fly
  • Sponge Balls
  • Applause
Related to 1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 18) 309
Tim Harkelroad Coon 1 spring raccoon routine, impressions
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 16) 266
John Riggs Coon 2 spring raccoon routine, impressions and selected card is found
1. The Attack
2. The Signed Cod
3. The Finale
4. The Screaming Assault
5. The Follow Up
6. The Wiggler
7. Leftover Line
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 16) 267
Wayne Kyzer Coon 3 spring raccoon routine, raccoon pees
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 16) 270
Steve Beam Coon 4 spring raccoon routine, intestine leads to a rope trick
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 16) 271
Karl Fulves Snake Oil opener in which spring snake is shown in can, then only peanuts are inside
Inspired by 1987 Secret Session — Part Three 63
Karrell Fox A "Live" Hat raccoon to hat
1988 My Latest Book 74
Stephen Kradolfer Ringer gag for floating ring, with Barbie doll
1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 35) 640
John Riggs Glass Houses coin produced from purse frame, with doll hand, Mr. Jimmy
Related to 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 37) 671
Stephen Kradolfer Slight A Hand coin cut with doll hand, Mr. Jimmy
1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 37) 672
Gary Para Para Hands two in the hands one in the pocket with doll hands, eye ball as climax, Mr. Jimmy
1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 37) 673
Roger Sherman Herbie the Hand with rubber doll hand, three card monte, money card jumps to magician's hand
1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 41) 736
Karrell Fox A Mouse in the House mouse from handkerchief becomes cotton stuffed mouse
1991 Goodies 27
Mark Young The Invisible Hair handkerchief as rabbit puppet around hand, somewhat animated
Also published here 1991 Garrett Does The U.K. 12
Roger Sherman Eye Opener doll hand vanishes, with eye ball gag, with variation by Steve Beam, see also p. 838 for ideas by Mike Rose
Variations 1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 44) 791
Dan Garrett The Invisible Hair handkerchief as rabbit puppet around hand, somewhat animated
Also published here 1992 Garrett In The U.S.A. 12
John Riggs Purse Snatcher puppet hands and feet appear between performer's hand, joke, Mr. Jimmy
Also published here 1993 Magic with No Entertainment Value II 15
Dupre Didier Vaudou six cards with voodoo dolls printed on them, invisible die is thrown and one card selected, prediction in envelope
1994 The Minotaur (Vol. 6 No. 1) 6
Robert Parrish Do the Spirits Return? rapping hand answers questions, rising cards with the hand, card stands upright
Inspired byRelated to 1995 Great Tricks Revisited 25
John Riggs Mr. Jimmy puppet hand in coin purse, throws coin out
Also published here 1995 The Magic of John Riggs 14
John Riggs Mr. Jimmy Exposed puppet hands and feet appear between performer's hand, joke, more ideas
Also published here 1995 The Magic of John Riggs 17
Michael Close The Haunted Deck named card, memorized deck, small hand
Related to 1996 Workers Number 5 148
Dan Garrett The Mouse That Roared animated mouse puppet
Also published here
  • marketed item
1996 Top 10 13
Steve Beam Optical Illusion doll hand vanishes, with eye ball gag
Inspired by 1996 Magic For The British Aisles 8
Ian Adair The Sound of Music video casette put in its case, it vanishes and in its place is a dancing ballerina puppet
1997 Virtual Foolery 4
Steve Beam Eye Opener II doll hand vanishes, with eye ball gag
Inspired by 1997 Sound Effects 17
Richard Bartram, Jr. Rocky's Last Hairah rocky raccoon turns into raccoon cap
1997 Trephine 116
John Riggs Voo Doo You with voodoo doll, prediction on cardboard where spectator places pin
1998 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 12
Don Alan Worm's Turn worm in basket finds chosen ABC card, snake in a basket
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 125
Don Alan Stanley hand puppet monkey in basket finds selection
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 117
Mark Lewis Marmaduke the Wonder Mouse pitch item, animated small mouse running over the hands by itself
  • Properties and Preparation
  • The Basic Move
  • The Final Phase (using glass and cased card decks, see p. 12)
2006 Marmaduke the Wonder Mouse 2
Robert E. Neale The First Mystery or The Wisdom of the Worm Story trick about Adam and Eve using six playing cards and a worm sock puppet which locates the selected card
2008 This Is Not a Book 101
Jörg Alexander Weber, John Carney Zaubermaus puppet mouse appears and vanishes
Inspired by 2011 ZauberKunstStücke — Band 3 20
Steven Hamilton Rocky does a Card Trick spring raccoon supposed to find the card, deck suddenly strung together, raccoon finds card, name of card written across other side
2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 8
Kevin Ho Little Hand Vagina Bob Farmer's "Little Hand" appears
2014 Stupid Horrible Immature Tricks 32
Dr. Stanley Jaks Life - Wisdom - Death two in the hands one in the pocket with two miniature skulls and an owl
Also published here
  • "Life - Wisdom - Death" in "The Sphinx" September, 1951.
2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 176
Alex Ng 幽冥鬼手 (Spirit Ghost Hand) Little hand appears to emerge from creepy photo of doll, hand grabs a coin placed on hand, coin later appears printed on the photograph
2015 In the Mind of Dr. Alex 1
Christian Scherer Süchtig nach Baumnüssen walnuts appear, vanish and travel to glas under tube, then walnuts vanish again and jumbo walnut appears, using nutcracker and toy squirrel
Inspired by 2020 Süchtig nach Baumnüssen 3