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Henri Decremps Orgue Jouant de lui-même, Serpens Artificiels 'Oiseaux Méchaniques' Automates Joueurs d'échecs on different automatons, the collection of Van Estin, an organ, snake, singing birds and the chess player
La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 69
Henri Decremps Automate Jouant de la Flûte au Commandement, Quoique Bien Isolé, au Milieu d'un Jardin; Nouvelles Tables Sur lesquelles on Fait Mouvoir des Machines à Volonté, Sans Bascules, Sans Fil d'archal & Sans Aimant. musical automaton by Van Estin, playing the flute and instruments, mechanism of moving a table
La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 82
Unknown The Visible Invisible writing is washed from mirror and appears again on it, breathing glass, anecdote of a a magician who performed the routine and got caught by the audience, on originality
Breslaw's Last Legacy 26
Philip Breslaw The learned little Swan, One of Mr. Breslaw's Grand Deceptions automaton swan swims in a bowl with letters of alphabet on the rim, spelling a name or swims to named letter, on magnets and anecdote of Breslaw being heckled by Francis Blake Delaval
Related to Breslaw's Last Legacy 33
Henri Decremps Affiche singuliere d'un Faiseur de Tours, où l'on trouve une premiere esquisse des différentes branches de la Jonglerie. "Un homme peut se faire enchaîner de plusieurs maniers, & se détacher adroitement sans rien briser & sans employer les moyens qui paroissent le plus nécessaires" (title continued) in the process of telling the story how the author and Mr. went to see a performer called Pilferer, two methods of escapes are explained, the performer has two rings attached to his trousers which are secured with a rope which is attached to a pillar with a lock
Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 1
Henri Decremps Deux moyens différens, l'un ancien, l'autre nouveau, de le faire lier les pouces, & de se délier en un instant. "Métamorphose d'un verre en morceaux de papier. Réflexions sur les fausses théories. Prétention absurde. Preuve captieuse de cette prétention." (title continued) more tricks by Pilferer, two methods for thumb tie and a glass is thrown into the air where it changes into confetti / pieces of cards, seated, thoughts about vanishing an object by throwing it into the air and the advantages of using confetti
Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 18
Henri Decremps Prodige arrivé sur la côte d'Afrique, chez un Peuple demi-sauvage. adventure story of an island and of Helioson who could bring the water of a river back
Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 108
Henri Decremps Chapitre premier We find there the marvelous operations of a diviner / witch
Testament De Jerôme Sharp 12
Henri Decremps Avis intéressant monte type game using four cards and the glide
Testament de Jérôme Sharp 185
Unknown Disparition d'une petite figure de bois Disappearance of a small wooden figure
Testament de Jérôme Sharp 246
Unknown Moyen de se donner de grands coups de tête contre une cloison sans se faire de mal A way to kick your head against a wall without hurting yourself
Testament de Jérôme Sharp 260
Unknown Imiter le Chant du Rossignol Imitate the Nightingale's Song
Testament de Jérôme Sharp 264
Unknown Allumer une étoupe avec le bout du doigt Light a tow with the tip of your finger
Testament de Jérôme Sharp 269
Henri Decremps L'Art de faire des chansons impromptu The Art of Making Impromptu Songs
Testament de Jérôme Sharp 275
Henri Decremps Divers exemples de mémoire artificielle Various examples of artificial memory
Testament de Jérôme Sharp 314
Carl Willmann Verschiedenes on death of Kratky-Baschik
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 2) 31
Carl Willmann Die Zauber-Ohrfeige "Verschiedenes", anecdote about Herr Piringer and a slap in the face
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 5) 79
Camill Bihler Des Magier's Rache "Magician's Revenche"
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 6) 95
Carl Willmann Eine unerwartete Wendung Abu Selim anecdote
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 7) 111
Carl Willmann Wie Bosco berühmt wurde about Bosco
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 7) 112
Camill Bihler Anekdoten aus dem Künstlerleben
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 8) 127
Carl Willmann Die Glocke von Notre-Dame Robert-Houdin anecdote
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 9) 143
Carl Willmann Der schlagfertige Zauberer Ludwig Döbler anecdote
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 9) 143
Carl Willmann Wie ein Zauberer sich zu helfen weiss anecdote from 1861
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 12) 191
Carl Willmann Eine unfreiwillige Reklame
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 4) 62
Carl Willmann Das Salzbannen person cannot stand up from chair, gag, anecdote
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6) 95
Carl Willmann Döbler Anecdote
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 127
Carl Willmann Verschiedenes on Bellachini
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 9) 143
Carl Willmann Verschiedenes on Bosco, Döbler
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 10) 159
Carl Willmann Verschiedenes anecdote about David Tobias Bamberg, Okito
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 6) 95
Carl Willmann Verschiedenes Prof. C. Herrmann from Vienna, magic in Brazil, Dr. Costa Brito, old playing cards and history of playing cards, cheated magic dealer anecdote
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 159
Carl Willmann Der gefoppte Bauer
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 12) 189
Alexander Herrmann Czar Nicholas II. Anecdote anecdote about tearing deck in half
The Art of Magic 25
Unknown Newspaper Clippings on Howard Thurston
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 20) 112
Phoenix Jr. (reviewer) The Blackstone Show by Harry Blackstone The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 2) 6
Walter B. Gibson The Back Room on Carl Brema's shop
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 6) 24
Walter B. Gibson Blackstone Anecdote
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 9) 36
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Keith Clark, Al Flosso, George Krage, a coin trick, a card rising gag by Henry Gordien and a joke by Al Plough
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 13) 54
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dante selling his show, a Blackstone anecdote, Jay Marshall, J. A. Melrose, Russ Swann, Jack Marshall, Captain Harry Baker
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 43) 179
Larry Arcuri Cut and Restored Necktie anecdote
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 2) 136
Bruce Elliott Annemann Issue anecdotes of Ted Annemann
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 151) 605
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Roy Benson, Audley Walsh, Dr Stanley Jaks
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 156) 630
Dr. Stanley Jaks Introduction on close-up magic, his book of mysteries, beautiful props appealing to women
Also published here Who is this Dr. Jaks? 1
Stanley Collins Owen Clark
Variations Modern Coin Magic 333
"Senator" Clark Crandall The Sands of Time card on hour glass gag, including Crandall anecdote
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 32
Olaf Gylleck Adventures in Vriesland anecdote
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 43
Laurie Ireland With a Bunny in Austria anecdote about a smuggler / magician
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 43
Laurie Ireland Our Frontispiece - Viggo Jahn
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 44
Jay Marshall Dr. Jacob Daley 1897-1954 on the last day in the life of Dr. Daley
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 302) 5
Dr. Hale Rx cigarette production and story with Dr. Albert M. Wilson
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 304) 14
Jay Marshall Channing Pollock, magician on Pollock including review in newspaper
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 304) 15
Jay Marshall The Jinx on The Jinx and Theo Annemann
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 317) 71
Roy Benson Al Baker Anecdote
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 327) 117
Laurie Ireland Our Magician of the Yearbook - Billy Mc Comb on Billy McComb, pictures of Peter Warlock, Kalanag, June McComb, Elizabeth Warlock
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 3
Tony Corinda Section Three: Modesty and Mentalism Mixed exceptional uses of nail writer, Henry Slade, Madam Dis Debar, Carl Franks, Keeler, Chung Ling Soo
The Swami Gimmick 16
Unknown Meet Dr. Spencer Thornton on Spencer Thornton, John Shirley, Al Wheatley, Paul LePaul, Bill. Baird, Claude Keefe, T. Nelson Downs, Russ Walsh, Freddie Fah, with pictures
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 59
Tony Corinda Radio Prediction anecdote working with David Berglas
Publicity Stunts 377
Tony Corinda Personal Column Advert Stunt prediction in newspaper, anecdote with David Berglas
Publicity Stunts 378
Maurice Fogel, Tony Corinda Fogel's Bullet Catching
Publicity Stunts 379
Tony Corinda The Haunted House exorcice a ghost, Maurice Fogel anecdote
Publicity Stunts 382
Dr. Stanley Jaks Lektion in Magie on close-up magic, his book of mysteries, beautiful props appealing to women
Also published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 10
Bruce Elliott Remembrance of (Magical) Things Past... on Fred Keating and his idea with the Vanishing Bird Cage, Mike Bornstein's production of a huge foulard, Keith Clark's ring through door, Houdini, Thurston, Richiardi Jr. & Sr.
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 78
Unknown A Real Chinese Magician on Mr. Chu from Hong Kong, pictures of Chu and his shop
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 81
Lewis Ganson Malini, The Man
Malini and His Magic 9
Lewis Ganson, Faucett Ross, Dai Vernon Malini the Promoter
Malini and His Magic 81
Edwin Dearn Edwin Dearn's Letter letter on Malini to Lewis Ganson
Malini and His Magic 97
Faucett Ross The Manuscript Story How the $20 manuscript was put together
Early Vernon 7
Unknown World's Unique Magic Bartender on Frank Everhart, with picture
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 2
Dr. Albert M. Wilson, Oliver Kendall, J. F. Rinn, Karl Fulves The Great Sex Detector Scandal reprinted from Sphinx
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 7
Paul Curry Chapter Thirteen: The Mind Reels Henry Green performing Out of this World for Winston Churchill
Magician's Magic 237
Jay Marshall, Jack Gwynne Houdini and Ponzi Gwynne anecdote of the rooster called Ponzi Gwynne, pictures of correspondence from Houdini to Jack Gwynne
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 9
Lewis Ganson The Presentation Of Close-Up Magic
  • approaching people
  • different group sizes
  • examination of objects
  • containers to store props
  • working surface
  • music ("Ganson's Personal Orchestra")
  • close-up effects
  • length of performance
  • practice
  • economy of movement
  • borrowing objects
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 11
Unknown Magic Slept Here on the mattress in the Charlie Miller Suite
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 35
Guy Jarrett A Taste of Jarrett! reprint of parts of Guy Jarrett's "Jarrett, Magic and Stage Craft" 1936 with annotations
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 65
Karl Fulves Babel on Lu Brent, Al Flosso, Joseph Schmidt's artwork, Lionel King anecdote doing magic for drunks
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 414
Trevor H. Hall Introduction on Edward G. Brown
The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 1
Eric J. Dingwall Edward Brown and The Occult Committee
The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 21
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Leo Leipsiger, Nate Leipzig's brother, Si Stebbins
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 82) 410
Amedeo Vacca Sink or Swim how Vacca duplicated Frakson's cigarette act overnight with cigarette dummies
Amedeo's Continental Magic 95
Karl Fulves Babel Fulves lecture, Crandall, John Scarne anecdotes
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 810
Tieneblas Yellow Flowers ... and a Burro
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 92) 458
Scotty York Introduction on spending a week with Charlie Miller
Coins i
Faucett Ross A Bargain Anecdote about Arthur Buckley teaching Faucett Ross three card tricks for twenty bucks
Magic With Faucett Ross 23
Faucett Ross Swapperino Story about T. Nelson Downs switching his dentures imperceptibly at the dinner table
Magic With Faucett Ross 158
Faucett Ross Sleight of Hand Story about Faucett Ross accidentally exposing a prohibitionist Minister as an alcoholic on stage
Magic With Faucett Ross 159
Faucett Ross Too Good? Story about how a spectator was genuinely convinced Faucett is able to link two solid metal rings together by magic, and hence lost a bet
Magic With Faucett Ross 159
Faucett Ross Still Too Good Story about how a trick failed on stage because it was too good to be true for the spectator, too-perfect theory
Magic With Faucett Ross 160
Faucett Ross Fees Stories about Faucett Ross and how much he receives / charges for his shows back in the day
Magic With Faucett Ross 161
Faucett Ross Vernon's Luck Stories about how lucky Dai Vernon was about lots of things
Magic With Faucett Ross 162
Faucett Ross The Show Story about Al Baker pretending to be Dai Vernon
Magic With Faucett Ross 164
Faucett Ross The Episode of Vernon and the Long Sleep Story about Dai Vernon apparently sleeping for three days straight
Magic With Faucett Ross 165
Faucett Ross The Manuscript Story about Dai Vernon trolling a young punk of a magician
Magic With Faucett Ross 166
Faucett Ross Doc Nixon's Exposure Story about Doc Nixon accidentally exposing himself in the nude on stage
Magic With Faucett Ross 167
Faucett Ross The Problem Anecdote about The Trick That Cannot Be Explained in a letter to Charlie Miller
Magic With Faucett Ross 218
Francis Carlyle Bottom Facts on Doctor Drudell
The Magic of Francis Carlyle 126
Francis Carlyle Pocket Money on Martin Sunshine
The Magic of Francis Carlyle 126
Francis Carlyle Paul Rosini Anecdote
The Magic of Francis Carlyle 128
Francis Carlyle Dunninger Anecdote
The Magic of Francis Carlyle 126
Francis Carlyle More Tips and Bits
  • memory stunt linked to David Roth
  • Laurie Irelnd Charlier Pass Peek
  • Dunninger using prominent people
  • remembering serial number of bill
The Magic of Francis Carlyle 129
Audley Walsh, Al Koran Magician's Nightmare description Koran Deck and some Koran anecdotes
The Magic of Francis Carlyle 130
Francis Carlyle Father Blantz bit of business of Father Blantz, bar magic
The Magic of Francis Carlyle 156
John Ramsay, Andrew Galloway The Cig Trick
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 7) 232
Captain F.W. Collins, John Ramsay, Bob Ostin Off the Handle
Related to Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 7) 234
Ken Hawes An Understanding on Andrew Galloway and John Ramsay
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 7) 236
Karl Fulves The Incident in Cuba Slydini anecdote
The Best of Slydini ...and More 9
Karl Fulves A Story from Baton Rouge, La. Slydini anecdote
The Best of Slydini ...and More 9
Al Mann Cagliostro (1743-95) episode on Cagliostro
Mental-Ettes 4
Al Mann Charles H. Foster (1838-88) anecdote of Foster
Mental-Ettes 4
Alan Kennaugh A Kaleidoscope of Talent "offbeat profile"
The David Berglas File No. 1 4
Karl Fulves Book Tests Doomed on reading and spelling ability of population, with anecdote
Interlocutor (Issue 11) 42
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles Short Story "Jo Sarles", anecdote about long repair of reel
Interlocutor (Issue 14) 51
Edwin A. Dawes Secrets Of the Street Conjuror on Wilf Huggins
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 2) 476
Fred Kaps, Richard Ross, Tonny Van Dommelen An Open Letter statement because of a false announcement concerning FISM Brussels 1979
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11) 599
Ross Bertram The Vanishing Props Or Twelve Silver Dollars vernon anecdote
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 46
Ross Bertram A Nice Card Trick Vernon anecdote
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 61
Ross Bertram In The Drink
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 65
Ross Bertram The Wind-Up
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 78
Ross Bertram Never Too Young center deal anecdote
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 82
Ross Bertram True Dedication Charlie Miller anecdote
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 89
Ross Bertram The Waterford Crystal Tumblers Charlie Miller anecdote
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 89
Ross Bertram Fun with Goshman anecdote
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 102
Ross Bertram The Ring in the Box
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 114
Ross Bertram The New Oriental Act Sam Margules anecdote
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 120
Ross Bertram Carlyle and Ross
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 131
Ross Bertram Carlyle and Carlyle
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 131
Ross Bertram The Chicken Story
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 137
Ross Bertram Paul Fox
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 138
Ross Bertram The Candy Bowl Dai Vernon, Larry Gray & Faucett Ross anecdote
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 144
Ross Bertram The Downs Gimmick anecdote
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 149
Ross Bertram Erdnase Illustrator
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 161
Ross Bertram Good News! Vernon anecdote
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 162
Frank Garcia Flimflam on 5th Avenue Flips Fuzz
Don't Bet On It 101
Frank Garcia Piccadilly Ploy
Don't Bet On It 103
Karl Fulves, Carmen D'Amico Panoramic Shift Anecdote how Ed Marlo "took" Jerry Andrus' sleight
Related to Interlocutor (Issue 20) 75
Gordon Hoener Merchants of Mysticism on psychic hustlers, faith healers, readers, Voodoo doctor
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 201) 1005
Al Mann The Thirteen anecdote of New York City Magic Club "The Thirteen", members are Bob Haines, Charles Reynolds, Dennis Marks and others, in conjunction with Acidus Novus and The Azonic Force
Acidus Plus 13
Karl Fulves Rumors rumor regarding John F. Mendoza's book, apparently spread by Richard Kaufman
Interlocutor (Issue 30) 116
John Goodman Blockbusters gag story about "Tally Hogan"
Interlocutor (Issue 40) 159
Bob Read Las Vegas Close-Up Seminar
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 1) 785
Andrew Galloway Unsuspected Extra a John Ramsay story
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 3) 817
Fred Robinson On Fred Kaps
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4) 830
Karl Fulves Kreskin's Lost $20,000 Challenge
Curioser 44
Karl Fulves Play Money magicians getting arrested
Interlocutor (Issue 42) 166
Martin Gardner Introduction on Bob Hummer
Related to Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets iii
"Senator" Clark Crandall Crandall on Hummer on Bob Hummer
Also published here
  • "Crandall on Hummer" in "The New Tops" 6, 7 & 8 in 1964
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 49
Bob Read Brief on Hans Wittus Witt, Witt's street magic act
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 9) 909
Al Mann The Living Death Al Mann on how he ordered a Cobra for the Cobra act
The Shattered Chalice 23
Thomas Alan Waters Scrypt on Billet Technique and Maurice Fogel
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 153
Jim Ryan On Matt Schulein anecdote on Matt Schulien
Jim Ryan Close-Up: Entertaining Card Quickies 18
Al Mann, Joseph Dunninger Dunninger's Mind Warp anecdote of Dunninger convincing everybody not using a nail writer
Phanta-Graphs 12
Al Mann In Memorium anecdote on Syd Bergson
Phanta-Graphs 12
Richard Durham Richard Durham letter written by Bob Hummer to C. Verne, with lot of biographical details
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 120
Bobby Bernard "On Being Fawkes" About Bobby Bernard's portrayal of Isaac Fawkes in performance
The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 74
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on Misdirection John Ramsay and Max Malini's misdirection skills
The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 112
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on "Conventions"
The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 116
John Ramsay Ramsay Reminiscences on Professor Morgan, Charlier, Old Malabar, Barnum, Magic Circle, Will Goldston, J. O'Neill Fisher, Charles Morrit, Horace Goldin, Chung Ling Soo, P. T. Selbit, Lewis Davenport, Dr. Byrd-Page, Walford Bodie, Allam Shaw, Nate Leipzig, Ernest Thorn, Max Sterling, Bob Gysel, Will Blyth, Dai Vernon, Max Holden, John Mulholland, Jack Salvin, G. W. Hunter, Edward G. Brown, Victor Farelli, The Flying Sorcerers, FISM 1950, Slydini, Francis Carlyle, FISM 1958, John Howe, Milbourne Christopher
The Ramsay Finale 73
Juan Tamariz Frakson on José Frakson
Magia Potagia — Volume II 3
Ross Bertram Anecdotes
  • About Anecdotes
  • Let There be Light (Bulbs)
  • Marquis
  • Russell Swann
  • Manuel
  • Dai Vernon, Silent Mora and I - 1947-
  • From Faucett's Notebook
  • Believe It or Not or One For Ripley
  • On 'Second' Thought
  • Up Our Sleeves
  • An Historic Site
  • The Quite One
  • Getting Henry's Goat
  • Frakson
  • Frakson, Again
  • George Marquis
  • Early Vernon
  • The Sports Fan
  • Wasn't I Lucky!
  • And Now
Bertram on Sleight of Hand xvii
Ross Bertram Meet the Experts
Bertram on Sleight of Hand 82
Ross Bertram Unconventional
Bertram on Sleight of Hand 82
Ross Bertram The Magic Bug
Bertram on Sleight of Hand 82
Ross Bertram The Coin Star anecdote
Bertram on Sleight of Hand 83
Ross Bertram Shell Coins Downs anecdote
Bertram on Sleight of Hand 83
Ross Bertram The Visitor Downs anecdote
Bertram on Sleight of Hand 85
Jon Racherbaumer on Harry Green encounter with Marlo
Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 39
Eric C. Lewis About Martin
Martin's Miracles 11
Albert Goshman In The Beginning biography of Albert Goshman
Magic By Gosh 11
Terry Seabrooke It Started Like This... autobiographical chapter
Seabrooke's Book 15
Terry Seabrooke What Do You Mean My Dressing Room Is A Nail! on various dressing rooms
Seabrooke's Book 65
Elizabeth Wilson A Visit With Dai Vernon Biographical telling of Vernon's life with quotes and anecdotes highlighting the pertinent moments in is life (Elizabeth Wilson is Ron Wilson's wife)
The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 xi
Ron Wilson Muhammed Ali Story
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 34
Ron Wilson Ali Bey Story
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 28
Ron Wilson Silent Act and Color Changing Silk performing the color changing silk on black and white TV
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 30
Ron Wilson Working in Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe performing for one person only
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 49
Ron Wilson Surprise Guest Story on meeting Jonathan Winters at the party of Jacqueline Getty
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 57
Ron Wilson On Cary Grant
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 60
Ron Wilson Teaching Card Tricks to Lindsay Wagner and playing a part in "The Bionic Woman"
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 77
Ron Wilson On Robert Lansing and Slydini, Mike Skinner, Dai Vernon
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 85
Ron Wilson On Don Sutherland and performing the linking rings on a cruise ship
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 88
Ron Wilson On Steve Freeman and Don Wayne
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 96
Ron Wilson On Johnny Carson and Dick Cavett performing for them at the Castle
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 108
Ron Wilson On being "Off Camera" working for the show "Search" with Hugh O'Brian
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 110
Ron Wilson On Performing for Tom Snyder
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 127
Ron Wilson On Slydini
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 134
Ron Wilson On his First Show
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 158
Ron Wilson On John Ramsay
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 159
Karl Fulves Good Books Swapped magic books swapped with bibles by mistake
Interlocutor (Issue 49) 216
Karl Fulves Scarne v. Hugard on the negative comments in reference, apparently inserted by Jean Hugard
Related to Interlocutor (Issue 51) 250
Karl Fulves Slydini Notes Slydini stories
Interlocutor (Issue 52) 255
Simon Lovell Jazzing After Story Keith Fields helped Simon to do a deck / cigarette pack transposition
Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 131
Marvin Leventhal From the Labyrinth The Sands of Egypt and condoms
The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 4) 16
Arturo de Ascanio The Juan Tamariz Experience
Sonata 7
Marvin Leventhal From the Labyrinth anecdote by Neil Rozum
The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 2) 16
Will Ayling, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Moving Pip Card moving pip in conjunction with rising cards, anecdote of De Kolta's daughter manufacturing multi pip cards
Knowing The Rising Cards 26
Stephen Minch Alex Elmsley: The Man and His Book
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 iii
Harald Kurz P - Pannen on mishaps
Hardcore 35
Steve Beam Leftovers on David Copperfield, Ed Marlo anecdotes, Richard's Almanac, 4F convention
The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 43) 780
Arturo de Ascanio Jean Carles thoughts and anecdotes on Jean Carles
La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 22
Arturo de Ascanio Fred Kaps thoughts and anecdotes on Fred Kaps
La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 43
Dany Ray Los Ultimos Momentos de Fred Kaps on the passing of Fred Kaps
Also published here
  • Jean Merlin's & James Hodges' "Mad Magic" No. 31.
La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 45
Arturo de Ascanio El Fred Kaps que se Nos ha ido on Fred Kaps
Also published here
  • "Misdirection" 1980.
La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 47
Arturo de Ascanio David Bamberg (Fu Manchu) thoughts and anecdotes on David Bamberg
La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 71
Arturo de Ascanio Dany Ray thoughts and anecdotes on Dany Ray
La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 98
Arturo de Ascanio Richard Suey thoughts and anecdotes on Richard Suey
La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 116
Arturo de Ascanio Gran Espectaculo: Miscelanea de Curiosidades y Anécdotas on Fu Manchu, Maskelyne, de Kolta
La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 6 123
Marvin Leventhal From the Labyrinth story of Mac King cutting his finger while doing a rope trick
Related to The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 1) 16
Marvin Leventhal From the Labyrinth story of Mac King cutting his finger while doing a rope trick, second part
Related to The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 2) 12
Karl Fulves Dice story about John Scarne doing controlled dice shots
Rigmarole (Issue 1) 2
Karl Fulves Interim Report on John Scarne, Pallbearers Review reprint, Larry Gray & Dai Vernon & Cardini backpalm anecdote
Rigmarole (Issue 1) 11
Slydini Water Leak paper on pencil used to catch drops of water from apparent leak in ceiling
Rigmarole (Issue 5) 53
Karl Fulves Mugged recounting a meeting with Harvey Rosenthal and the waiter knew Ken Allen
Related to Verbatim (Issue 4) 25
Jay Weiler Roadside Service car tire inflates itself, at night with assistant
Verbatim (Issue 6) 64
Philip T. Goldstein Quoth The Maven comments on various things, see references, with Frank Thomposon anecdote and his "Master Deck" demonstration
Related to Verbatim (Issue 8) 89
Jay Weiler Reading Cold on Weiler's cold reading method
Rigmarole (Issue 6) 72
Karl Fulves Interim Report on scripting and improvising, John Scarne producing a woman's library card, Howard Wurst, Slydini pickpocket anecdote
Related to Rigmarole (Issue 8) 95
Ronald Zollweg Memories of the Forks remembering Eddie Fechter and the Forks Hotel
The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 58) 1115
Jon Racherbaumer Wee Madness In Vegas meeting Jerry Sadowitz, quoting letter from Jon to Jerry
Facsimile (Issue 4) 17
William Murray Profile on Michael Skinner
Classic Sampler i
Karl Fulves But I Digress on Mike Skinner, Derek Dingle and Frank Garcia, Frank Garcia anecdote
Related to Underworld (Issue 3) 42
Karl Fulves But I Digress on influential magicians of an era, standard questions by laymen, Dunninger anecdote (from October 1944 Linking Ring)
Underworld (Issue 4) 55
Steve Beam Well In That Case, I'll Take Mine Black anecdote from a magic convention about political correctness regarding women in magic, LM
Related to The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 64) 1273
Al Mann Mind Your Poker thoughts on gambling and stories
  • Four-of-a-Kind by Design
  • House Rules
  • Getting back to our beloved Aces
  • Controlling the Aces
  • Cutting the Aces
  • The one Arm Tijuana Gambler
Mind Your Poker 1
Karl Fulves But I Digress on Al Flosso's Miser's Dream, videotapes, close-up magic on television, George Johnstone anecdote
Underworld (Issue 6) 79
David Solomon On Ed Marlo
Solomon's Mind 170
David Solomon, Eugene Burger A Final Conversation on Ed Marlo and other things
Solomon's Mind 218
Milton Kort How it All Began
Kort 9
Milton Kort Foiling the Speech Teacher
Kort 41
Milton Kort My Short Career as Master of the Locks
Kort 47
Milton Kort Meeting with the President
Kort 53
Milton Kort The Quinine Caper About trick of putting finger in quinine (terrible taste) and secretly licking other finger
Kort 63
Milton Kort My Sensational Poison Swallowing Act
Kort 71
Milton Kort My Shortest Professional Engagement
Kort 77
Milton Kort Citizen Kort
Kort 85
Milton Kort What Would You Do? Milt's way of dealing with spectators who want to shuffle the deck in the middle of a poker deal
Kort 93
Milton Kort Maintaining a Reputation
Kort 101
Milton Kort More Kort Luck in the Service
Kort 107
Milton Kort Putting on the Gloves
Kort 113
Milton Kort The Sterling Shelf Force Harold Sterling and Bob Ungewitter
Related to Kort 129
Milton Kort A Free Ring with Every Purchase Harold Sterling
Kort 135
Milton Kort How I lost the Break
Kort 145
Milton Kort The Night Bobo Missed Milt Kort pranking J. B. Bobo
Kort 149
Milton Kort What Sleeve? How to deal with accusations of sleeving
Kort 157
Milton Kort A Daley Occurrence Milt Kort meeting Dr. Daley
Kort 163
Milton Kort A Great Magician Arrives at Sterling's
Kort 169
Milton Kort The Other Leipzig Stories about Leo Leipzig, Nate Leipzig's brother
Kort 175
Milton Kort My Lesson from Paul Rosini Milt Kort fooling Rosini
Kort 181
Milton Kort Private Advice from Senor Mardo
Kort 189
Milton Kort Zinc's Mystery Box Al Zinc
Kort 195
Milton Kort The Plum Fooling monte hustler with one-way card swindle from John Scarne
Related to Kort 207
Milton Kort Sometimes Luck isn't Enough
Kort 229
Milton Kort Meeting Marlo
Kort 235
Milton Kort A Central Compliment Ed Marlo and Carmen D'Amico
Kort 241
Milton Kort An Invitation Declined John Luka
Kort 257
Milton Kort The Ammonia Scam
Kort 267
Milton Kort Kort's Drugs
Kort 271
Milton Kort Magic: A Practical Application
Kort 275
Milton Kort Kortchanged
Related to Kort 279
Milton Kort The Cash Register Caper Ron Bauer
Kort 283
Milton Kort My Bright Idea
Kort 287
Milton Kort Cardini's Wish
Kort 313
Milton Kort Bob Lund's Shameful Expose
Kort 323
Milton Kort My Shameful Expose
Kort 333
Milton Kort Potter's Bar Jack Potter
Kort 339
Milton Kort The Tel-Twelve Mystics
Kort 355
Milton Kort Aboard the Schooner
Kort 363
David Acer A Day in The Life #1 - The Sanders Incident anecdote with Richard Sanders
Natural Selections — Volume II 37
David Acer A Day in The Life #2 - Lovell, Sisti & Hurlbert
Natural Selections — Volume II 85
David Acer A Day in The Life #3 - Language Barrier
Natural Selections — Volume II 101
David Acer A Day in The Life #4 - The Nooner
Natural Selections — Volume II 125
David Acer A Day in The Life #5 - The Battery
Natural Selections — Volume II 153
David Acer A Day in The Life #6 - The Bullet Catch
Natural Selections — Volume II 171
Simon Aronson Lennart Green performs for Ginny Anecdote about Lennart performing his FISM act for Ginny Aronson while half awake
Try the Impossible 25
David Britland David Berglas
  • Early Days
  • A Magical Beginning
  • South Africa
  • All in a Flash
  • Beating the Odds
  • Clubland
  • Variety
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Agents
  • International Man of Mystery
  • Movies
  • Off Stage
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 17
David Berglas Opus 13 on the TV-Show Opus 13 and Berglas encounters with Fred Kaps, Hans Moretti and Henk Vermeyden
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 254
David Berglas, David Britland It's All Done by Hypnosis on Berglas hypnotism TV-Show, Fred Kaps
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 272
David Berglas The Clock Mystery and Lie Detector on the mysterious clocks at Rijssen, where the clocks hands bent, Berglas investigating and solving the mystery with a lie detector
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 276
David Berglas A Tilting Ship making a ship tilt
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 287
David Berglas Uri Geller on Uri Geller, metal bending, Robert Harbin
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 300
David Berglas Opportunities and Personalities
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 551
Karl Fulves Notebook number prediction anecdote about Fr. Cyprian
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 221
Paul Curry Self Seal anecdote about presentation of rubber dam trick
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 255
Michael Bailey The Aerial Vanish Billy McComb anecdote
Also published here
  • The Magic Circular, 1955
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 266
Luis H. Trueba Breve Historia de una Época Dorada historical notes on the history of Spanish magic in the second half of the 20th century
Magia y Dramagia 25
Gazzo The Streets About being a street performer
Street Cups and Balls 7
Gazzo The Luck of the Streets How Gazzo met Persi Diaconis, story about how Persi came to own Vernon's cups
Street Cups and Balls 9
Gazzo In The Beginning About how Gazzo got interested in Cups and Balls
Street Cups and Balls 10
Gazzo No Drinking Allowed Story about how Gazzo got caught for apparently drinking in public by a cranky police officer
Street Cups and Balls 12
Gazzo Wanna Closer Look?
Street Cups and Balls 16
Gazzo Animal Farm Story of using chicks as final loads
Street Cups and Balls 19
Gazzo Conclusion: You'll Go Far Kid What Vernon said to Gazzo
Street Cups and Balls 67
C. L. Boarde Character Reading mentalism anecdote about question written in Chinese
Also published here
  • Conjurors' (Oct. 1948)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 357
Curtis Kam Tales of the Wandering Magician - Part 1
Dangerous Notions 14
Curtis Kam Tales of the Wandering Magician - Part 2
Dangerous Notions 18
Curtis Kam Tales of the Wandering Magician - Part 3
Dangerous Notions 26
Keith "Kip" Pascal Bonus #2: Phone Call with Justin Hanes
Coin Snatching 197
John Scarne Self Force performer announces a card that he'll pick from borrowed deck and does so, John Scarne anecdote in restaurant
Combo II 119
Joshua Jay The 9/11 story When Joshua Jay was booked to lecture in New York on the evening of September 11, 2001
Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 10
Joshua Jay The Pink Bruscetta story When Joshua Jay tried to avoid eating hardened bread with mayonnaise and ketchup in an Italian restaurant
Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 23
Joshua Jay The Viagra story When Joshua Jay received Viagra-related props during a lecture
Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 33
Joshua Jay The Spanish Stripper story When Joshua Jay was mistaken as a male stripper in Madrid
Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 39
Joshua Jay The Obsession story When Joshua Jay recounts how obsessed he is about magic
Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 44
Joshua Jay The Fake I.D. story When Joshua Jay broke multiple state laws by using a fake I.D. to stay in motels
Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 49
Joshua Jay The Tattoo Typo story When Joshua Jay met a young magician with a leg tattoo containing a spelling mistake
Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 55
Joshua Jay The Vanuatu story When Joshua Jay performed in Vanuatu and had delicious coconut crab every night
Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 60
Joshua Jay The Argentinian Lecture story When Joshua Jay met a young kid in Argentina and had a humbling experience
Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 67
David Kaye Client 1347: The Sultan of Brunei
Seriously Silly 17
David Kaye Client 529: Susan Sarandon
Seriously Silly 23
David Kaye Learning Real Magic Words
Seriously Silly 27
David Kaye Client 4421: David Letterman
Seriously Silly 49
David Kaye Client 3719: Bruce Springsteen
Seriously Silly 116
David Kaye Client 5108: Madonna
Seriously Silly 146
Barrie Richardson The Janie Test
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  • Genii, Dec. 2000
Act Two 78
Karl Fulves Card Tricks Gone Wrong four anecdotes, two of them have been published in Magicol
1. card on forehead
2. Frank Lane's "I.Q. Test"
3. "wolf pack" gag with suggestive images on cards
4. Derek Dingle drops the super ball
Related to Prolix (Issue 1) 22
Harry Riser Abbott Get-Together Story about Eddie Cochrane
Secrets of an Escamoteur 64
Harry Riser On Dr. James Elliott
Secrets of an Escamoteur 83
Harry Riser On the Direct Divination Joke
Related to Secrets of an Escamoteur 95
Harry Riser On Richard Himber
Secrets of an Escamoteur 147
Harry Riser Dai Vernon Final Loads Anecdote
Secrets of an Escamoteur 164
Allan Slaight Stewart James: An Appreciation
The Essential Stewart James xi
Stewart James The Boy's World Stewart describing how he started in magic and how he started creating magic
The Essential Stewart James 1
Stewart James, Allan Slaight The Man in Aberystwyth
The Essential Stewart James 38
Curtis Kam Tales of the Wandering Magician
By All Means 27
Howard Hamburg Introduction anecdotes with Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller
The "D" Notes 1
Howard Hamburg The Professor several anecdotes and stories
The "D" Notes 7
Walt Lees Fred Robinson: An Appreciation Some stories about Fred Robinson
The Magic of Fred Robinson 28
Simon Lovell Fred Robinson
The Magic of Fred Robinson 32
Andrew Galloway Andrew Galloway on Fred Robinson
The Magic of Fred Robinson 35
Gordon Bruce Gordon Bruce on Fred Robinson
The Magic of Fred Robinson 37
Darwin Ortiz A Week with Fred Robinson
The Magic of Fred Robinson 39
Jerry Sadowitz A Tribute
The Magic of Fred Robinson 42
Barrie Richardson Fred Robinson
The Magic of Fred Robinson 47
Bobby Bernard Fred Robinson (a very unusual man)
The Magic of Fred Robinson 49
Patrick Page Fred Robinson
The Magic of Fred Robinson 50
Trevor Lewis My Magic Life
Routines Matter 7
Roberto Giobbi Tip on Tips a way to get tips doing restaurant magic
Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 24) 30
Roberto Giobbi Three Favorite Anecdotes Marlo, Elmsley
Secret Agenda (Issue Feb 18) 57
Roberto Giobbi Dai Vernon at the Magic Castle one of Vernon's acts performed at the castle
Secret Agenda (Issue Apr 21) 122
Roberto Giobbi How Real is Reality? anecdote of Picasso
Secret Agenda (Issue Apr 23) 124
Roberto Giobbi Juan Tamariz and His Teachers
Secret Agenda (Issue Apr 25) 126
Roberto Giobbi Anecdote of Louis de Funès
Secret Agenda (Issue June 7) 169
Roberto Giobbi Jardine Ellis Lecture
Secret Agenda (Issue June 9) 172
Roberto Giobbi, Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Dead Heat of Artanis
Secret Agenda (Issue June 13) 176
Roberto Giobbi Devant and Goliath of David Devant
Secret Agenda (Issue June 15) 178
Roberto Giobbi Vernon Anecdote Willi Wessel's table
Secret Agenda (Issue June 18) 181
Roberto Giobbi Vernon Accused of Child Abuse of Vernon's children
Secret Agenda (Issue June 19) 182
Alex Elmsley, Roberto Giobbi Marlofactor anecdote of Marlo and Elmsley
Secret Agenda (Issue June 20) 183
Roberto Giobbi You anecdote of Goshman
Secret Agenda (Issue June 30) 195
Roberto Giobbi Opener anecdote as an opener (Churchill & Shaw)
Secret Agenda (Issue July 24) 221
Roberto Giobbi Ready Freddie anecdote of Fred Robinson and Fred Kaps
Secret Agenda (Issue Sep 16) 278
Roberto Giobbi The Rememorized Deck on learning mnemonica
Secret Agenda (Issue Dec 1) 357
Roberto Giobbi The Most Incredible Magic Trick
Secret Agenda (Issue Dec 16) 375
Benjamin Earl Jennings... What a Prick. "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion
Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Karl Fulves A Daley Story about Dai Vernon
Prolix (Issue 7) 424
Alton Sharpe Late-Night Encounter about Ed Marlo
Also published here
  • Ollapodrida, Dec. 1991
Prolix (Issue 7) 426
Billy McComb Crandall Was A Character
Also published here
  • Magic, Nov. 2005
Prolix (Issue 7) 466
Robert Byrne Pool Room Hustles
Prolix (Issue 8) 535
Steve Beam Rooms to Go anecdote with Stephen Minch
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 225
Kiko Pastur On Luis Piedrahita brief anecdote
Monedas Y Otras Historias 42
Patrick Page (reviewer) Just a Thought Roy Baker's breakaway act Magic Page by Page 296
Barrie Richardson David Berglas
Curtain Call 139
Barrie Richardson Gil Eagles - The Best of the Best
Curtain Call 200
Barrie Richardson Derren Brown - Does "The Best Card Trick" of the Year with description of performance of verbal force
Curtain Call 233
Richard Forget Fear & Loathing in Hong Kong about his experience in Hongkong
Seventeen Secrets 11
Matthew DiSero Hold the Prosciutto
Seventeen Secrets 19
Phil Willmarth, Steve Beam, Gene Anderson, Dick Cook, Tim Ellis, Antony Gerard Prologue various anecdotes on 4F, the Forks Hotel and Eddie Fechter
  • I Remember the Forks (Dick Cook)
  • A Few FFFF Pranks & Flops (Steve Beam)
  • Garnack vs. Obie's New Table (Gene Anderson)
  • The Toast (Antony Gerard)
  • Chicken Legs (Steve Beam)
  • A Special FFFF (Phil Willmarth)
  • Door #2 (Steve Beam)
  • Cleaning Out My Cardcase (Tim Ellis)
The F.F.F.F. Book 12
William P. Miesel My Early Memories of Eddie on Eddie Fechter
The F.F.F.F. Book 174
Matthew DiSero Magic & Monkeys
Seventeen Secrets — Volume 2 27
Tina Lenert Lost Luggage
Seventeen Secrets — Volume 2 32
Carlos Vinuesa That Is Not Possible! influence of The Grail by Mike Rose as the starting point of the subsequent versions of Card at Any Number in the book
Numbers, Cards... and Time! 3
Michael Lam 偶遇魔术 (Stumbling upon magic)
实战魔术 Real Magic 8
Michael Lam 第一滴血。。。 (The first drop of blood...)
实战魔术 Real Magic 28
Steve Beam Another Behind-the-Scenes Look at Book Publishing Anecdote regarding the crediting of magic effects/methods.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 228
Roberto Giobbi Real Cannibal Cards anecdote
Hidden Agenda (Issue Feb 3) 38