1,164 entries in Articles / Theory & Essays
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
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
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 26
Henri Decremps Préambule du Testament et principes généraux Testament which scrupulously respects the prescriptions of the written law and the custom of Paris. It is intended to bequeath, to its heir readers, that instructions and knowledge.
It also contains thirteen rules of presentation
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 1
Professor Hoffmann Introduction some rules for conjuring
1876 Modern Magic 1
Professor Hoffmann The Value of Personal Instruction
1876 Modern Magic 40
Professor Hoffmann Concealing the Cause
1876 Modern Magic 69
Professor Hoffmann The "Click" and Delaying the Effect
1876 Modern Magic 155
Professor Hoffmann Electrical Tricks general comments
1876 Modern Magic 480
Professor Hoffmann Concluding Observations
  • Hints as to Working up Tricks
  • Arrangement of Programme
  • Stage Arrangements
  • Parting Counsels
1876 Modern Magic 502
Professor Hoffmann Sleeve as Explanation for Spectators
1890 More Magic 211
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster On Accidental Convincers
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 25
Carl Willmann On Common Objects avoiding apparatus and using apparent everyday objects, see also p. 122 of Vol. 2
Apr. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 4) 62
Carl Willmann, David Devant Wie Devant einen Ring vertauscht long intro about apparatus vs. sleight-of-hand, ring switch in which ring is put on second finger and duplicate is already on bent-in first finger, fingers switched while walking on stage
Sep. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 9) 139
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Schule der Magie - Einleitung "School of Magic - Introduction"
on psychology of magic, active and passive deception, positive and negative deception
Related to Jan. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 7) 98
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Schule der Magie second part of introduction, on palming, misdirection
Related to Feb. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 8) 113
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Schule der Magie third part, on holding the hand correctly when a larger object is apparently in it
Related to Mar. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 9) 129
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Schule der Magie fourth part, more on the false transfer
Related to Apr. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 145
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Schule der Magie fifth part
Related to May 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 11) 162
C. Vogel, Carl Willmann Eine neue Volte mit einer Hand "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
part three of description, on delaying the pass, comparing practicing with piano playing
Related to Feb. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 2) 20
Charles Lang Neil The Principles of Natural Magic
1902 The Modern Conjurer 19
Charles Lang Neil Manner and Gesture
1902 The Modern Conjurer 23
Charles Lang Neil The Conjurer's Clothes for men & for ladies
1902 The Modern Conjurer 27
S. W. Erdnase Uniformity of Action
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 22
S. W. Erdnase Deportment
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 22
S. W. Erdnase Display of Ability
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 23
S. W. Erdnase Effect of Suspicion
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 24
S. W. Erdnase Acquiring the Art
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 24
S. W. Erdnase Importance of Details
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 25
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli II. Die moderne magische Kunst on the modern magic art
  • Definition
  • Einst und Jetzt
  • Ratschläge
1902 Moderne Magie 10
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli III. Die Elemente der Täuschung "the elements of deception"
  • Die physikalischen Hilfsmittel
  • Optische Täuschungen (optical)
  • Akustische Täuschungen (acoustic)
  • Gefühlstäuschung (touch)
1902 Moderne Magie 15
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Die psychologischen Hilfsmittel "psychological aids"
  • Die Finte
  • Die Idee-Assoziation
  • Der Vortrag
  • Die gezwungene Wahl
1902 Moderne Magie 28
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Die Grundregeln seven rules of magic
1902 Moderne Magie 40
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli I. Der Salon als Zauberbühne setting of the room
1902 Moderne Magie 47
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli VI. Der Regiezettel "director notes", systematically writing routines down to have to have a check sheet when preparing it (trick, props, preparation, help)
1902 Moderne Magie 65
Professor Hoffmann, Professor Anderson Excessive Use of Apparatus
1903 Later Magic 172
Professor Hoffmann What is Best?
1903 Later Magic 222
John Northern Hilliard, T. Nelson Downs Don'ts tips
1909 The Art of Magic 347
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Ueber den Wert der magischen Kunst general thoughts on magic
1926 Magische Miniaturen 5
Jack Merlin Theory short
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 3
Jack Merlin Practice on practice and other theory aspects
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 3
Lu Brent A Waste Paper Basket Advice on using an ornamental waste paper basket on stage for throwing away paper so as to remove suspicion, instead of throwing the paper off-stage
1932 Novel Magic 5
Jean Hugard Introduction - The Importance of Showmanship
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 7
Theodore Annemann Suggested Programs No. One - A Club Act of Magic combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 133
Theodore Annemann Suggested Programs No. Two - A Mental Club Act combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 23) 143
Jean Hugard Finger Practice Practice routine to master the thimble thumb palm
Related to 1936 Thimble Magic 5
Jean Hugard Easy Moves With One Thimble describes four short sequences with one thimble, with some advice on how to execute thimble sleights and magic
1936 Thimble Magic 6
Jean Hugard Advanced Finger Practice Practice routine to master the different thimble palms
1936 Thimble Magic 19
Victor Farelli For Artists Only Talks about culling, patter, misdirection, plot, selection of cards, building a programme, and building routines
1936 "Lend Me Your Pack" 7
Victor Farelli "Culling" Talks about how culling should be done, mentions Louis Nikola and how he stacks his deck during the course of another routine, also mentions Erdnase's stock securing and cull shuffling
Related to 1936 "Lend Me Your Pack" 12
Victor Farelli Lady Volunteer Assistants Short essay on how women in the audience should be treated, and why they should probably never be chosen to come on stage, or even pick a card
1936 "Lend Me Your Pack" 26
Theodore Annemann Think It Over! tips on props and performing
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 20) 111
Theodore Annemann Think It Over! tips on props and performing
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 21) 119
Theodore Annemann Suggested Programs No. Three - A Magical Club Routine combining some tricks out of the Jinx into a program
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 194
Theodore Annemann Suggested Routines No. Four - A No Card Mystery Act combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 34) 230
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 2, discussing props, servante, misdirection
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 241
Theodore Annemann Suggested Routines No. Five - "No Code" Telepathy combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 38) 252
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Stage Presentation tips on stage presentation, discussing:
  • Stage Entrance
  • Settings
  • The Opening Illusion
  • The Follow On
  • Patter
  • Balance
  • Assistants
  • Audience Work
  • Routining
  • Apparatus
  • Working to Magicians
  • The Climax
  • Résumé
1938 Greater Magic 936
Orville Wayne Meyer Suggested Routine No. 6 - "Strictly Impromptu" combining some card tricks of the Jinx into a program
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 344
Oscar Weigle, Robert Parrish A Club Routine of General Magic routine of tricks in the book
1939 Do That Again! 75
Theodore Annemann A 68 Cent Patent tip on patenting, see page 456
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 62) 441
Jean Hugard Introduction - Extempore Magic essay on impromptu magic, special props and magic that happens as a side note, with examples by Tarbell
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 11
Paul Rosini Etchings in Magic Rosini writes about his influences in magic
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 105) 629
Oscar Thomson Memory Aid for Programs remembering the order of tricks
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 111) 664
Theodore Annemann Playing Card Squiggles drawing contest
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 681
George Johnson Your Magical Scrapbook tip
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 697
Harry Houdini Houdini's Book Identification System for personal library, mentioned by Ralph W. Read
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 119) 702
Charles Hopkins Whose Fault When Things Go Wrong?
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 15
Charles Hopkins The Psychology of Failure
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 16
Charles Hopkins Use of "Sucker Gag" Technique
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 17
Charles Hopkins Secret And Open Outs Difference between rectifying mistakes secretly (before audience knows about it) and openly (when the mistake is known to everyone)
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 18
Charles Hopkins When Error Is Still Under Cover Techniques to get out of mistakes before audience catches on
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 18
Charles Hopkins When Error May Be Visible Techniques to get out of mistakes when audience knows
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 20
Charles Hopkins Either You Know You Are Wrong - Or Else...
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 21
Charles Hopkins This Time You MUST Be Right Importance of rectifying the mistake clearly to end successfully
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 22
Charles Hopkins Attitudes That Get Co-operation After finding wrong card, how to get selector to reveal the correct card for magician to try again
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 22
Charles Hopkins 8 - Use a thumb writer. How to use thumb writer to get out of sticky situations
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 24
Charles Hopkins 9 - Impression methods. Using carbon paper to make a copy
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 25
Charles Hopkins 10 - Pencil reading.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 26
Charles Hopkins 11 - Friendly mirrors. Using reflective surfaces
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 26
Charles Hopkins Old Ideas Brought Up To Date; Also, A Few New Ones Useful sleights to use for outs
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 27
Charles Hopkins Other Useful Standard Sleights
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 36
Charles Hopkins Fit The Weapon To The Needs
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 36
Charles Hopkins Getting Down To Brass Tacks--- And The Selected Card
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 37
Charles Hopkins "Outs" Productions From Pockets And Other Places
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 42
Charles Hopkins 31 - Use of spectators for "outs"
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 44
Charles Hopkins Apparatus Alibis Outs when apparatus is used to reveal cards, but goes wrong
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 46
Charles Hopkins First Aid For Feeble Memories What to do if spectator forgets card
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 47
Charles Hopkins "Outs" Compared with Challenges
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 51
Charles Hopkins A Word of Caution
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 52
Charles Hopkins Try To Keep As Much Control As Possible
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 53
Charles Hopkins How "Plenty of Rein" Trips Them
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 63
Charles Hopkins The Magician's Little Helpers Mechanical aids
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 66
Charles Hopkins When Information-Getting Becomes Ticklish How to gain information not by pretending to confess to failure, but by proper methods in performance
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 68
Charles Hopkins They Commit Themselves In Writing
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 69
Charles Hopkins 51 - Pencil reading.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 69
Charles Hopkins 53 - Billet index.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 71
Unknown 54 - Pad impressions.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 71
Charles Hopkins 55 - Trick notebooks. Carbon paper in notebooks
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 71
Charles Hopkins 56 - A "Case of Hambuggery" Annemann's "Mental Masterpiece"
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 71
Charles Hopkins A Prophet In his Own Land
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 72
Charles Hopkins 57 - Thumb writers.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 72
Charles Hopkins What Makes Audiences Get That Way Why do audiences heckle?
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 74
Charles Hopkins Circumstances That Lead Up To Challenges
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 75
Charles Hopkins Specific Handling of Various Situations
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 76
Charles Hopkins The Heckler... Ding Bust His Buttons!
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 76
Charles Hopkins For The Intelligent Analyst Type
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 77
Charles Hopkins Troubles Arising Out of Pure Friendship
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 78
Eddie Joseph Misdirection Techniques
1940 / 1992 How to Pick Pockets for Fun and Profit 13
Fulton Oursler The Sane Viewpoint of Exposure reprinted from Linking Ring
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 125) 726
Cagliostro, Jr. Fifth Row, Center Aisle rant on too positive reviews of magic show
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 128) 738
Cagliostro, Jr. (reviewer) S.A.M. Benefit Show
Show Review with performers: Fred Keating, The Hanlons, Jay Palmer & Co, The Great Le Roy, Al Baker, Dai Vernon, Dagmar & Co, The Five Elgins, Roner, Prince Leon and Gus Wayne, Roy Benson
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 129) 743
Theodore Annemann Suggested Program No. 7 - "A Varied Magic Act" combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 129) 745
Rhadamanthus, Jr. (reviewer) The Old Timers of the Y.M.H.A. present Master Magicians in "A Night of Magic"
show review
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 130) 749
Charles J. Maly The Health Magician program aimed at children on the subject of being healthy, how to dress, tricks and patter ideas
1942 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942) 18
Walter B. Gibson The Back Room on trick exposure
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 5) 20
Eddie Joseph Part One - Some Sl(e)ight Changes in Some Standard Sleights intro, on naturalness
1942 Greater Card Tricks 7
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Stuart Robson, Al Chris describing a miracle from India, Dell O'Dell, Russ Swann, selling and promotion
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 49) 203
Jean Hugard Editorial - What is Magic? Hugard's definition what magic is
Sep. 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 4) 15
Laurie Ireland Dressing Up the Show on the use of props, practicability and show construction
1944 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 29
Jean Hugard Gestures on gestures, style and manners
Feb. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 9) 38
Jean Hugard Bare Stage Bugbear how to move on a stage, fishing rod to get objects from the audience
Feb. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 9) 38
Jean Hugard Exposures on exposure
Dec. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 7) 86
Frank De Sua You Can't Lose - Apparently! system for placing bets, horse race etc.
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 5
Laurie Ireland Routining for the 'Little Fellow' on gaining experience
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 34
J. B. Bobo Bobo System of Card Control
1947 Watch This One! 73
J. B. Bobo The Art of Sleeving
1947 Watch This One! 75
Arthur H. Buckley The Principles of Magic
  • commented list of methods/principles (Manipulation, Substitution, Duplication, Camouflage, Imitation, False Partition, Concealed Mechanism, Falsification, Arrangement, Preparation)
  • list of effects
  • list of aiding factors (Misdirection, Sustained Attention, Diverted Attention, Restriction, Repetition, Conclusion, Climax, Anti-Climax, Mannerism, Surprise, Expectancy, Memory, Mnemonics, Reconstructive Imagination, Dramatics, Humor)
1948 Principles and Deceptions 22
Bob Rettew Cashing in on Close Up Magic in a bar
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 18
Carl D. Shoemaker Magic vs. Science - A Lecture on Magic patter for lecture presentation, infotainment
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 25
Frances Ireland Marshall Rabbits is Extra on kids shows
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
Dr. Stanley Jaks Introduction on close-up magic, his book of mysteries, beautiful props appealing to women
Also published here 1951 Who is this Dr. Jaks? 1
Bill Simon Specialization
1952 Effective Card Magic 13
Bill Simon The Importance of Practice
1952 Effective Card Magic 13
Bill Simon The Necessity of Trial
1952 Effective Card Magic 14
Bill Simon Understanding Theory
1952 Effective Card Magic 15
Bill Simon The Importance of Studying Simple Moves
1952 Effective Card Magic 15
Bill Simon Manipulation on using flourishes or not
1952 Effective Card Magic 16
Bill Simon Technicalities
1952 Effective Card Magic 16
Bill Simon The Art of Presentation
1952 Effective Card Magic 17
Bill Simon Spontaneous Resourcefulness
1952 Effective Card Magic 18
Bill Simon Conjurer vs. Gambler
1952 Effective Card Magic 19
Bill Simon The Best Magic
1952 Effective Card Magic 19
Bill Simon Handling
1952 Effective Card Magic 20
Bill Simon Cultivating Originality in Presentation
1952 Effective Card Magic 20
Bill Simon Unprepared Cards
1952 Effective Card Magic 20
Bill Simon Present Day Sophistication
1952 Effective Card Magic 21
Bill Simon Audience Participation
1952 Effective Card Magic 22
Bill Simon Patter
1952 Effective Card Magic 22
Bill Simon Poker Cards vs. Bridge Cards
1952 Effective Card Magic 24
Bill Simon Accessories
1952 Effective Card Magic 25
Bill Simon Originality
1952 Effective Card Magic 25
Theodore Annemann Introduction on performing, booklet contains reprints from the Sphinx
1952 Annemann's Buried Treasures
Bill Simon In General on practicing, entertainment
1954 Sleightly Sensational 5
Kirk Stiles How to Learn Magic Tricks read instruction into tape recorder
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 303) 11
John Ramsay A Wee Bit of Advice
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 328) 121
William Lindsay Gresham Education for Magic several tips on performing
1955 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 16
James G. Thompson Jr. The Real Top Secrets
1956 Top Secrets of Magic 117
Dr. Reuben Ligan Facing Your Audience
1957 26 Originals 2
Lewis Ganson The Vernon Touch
1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 27
Don Tanner Mental Communications opening lines for a mentalism show
1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 344) 199
Bert Allerton Rules for the Close-Up Magician
1958 The Close-Up Magician 69
Tony Corinda Summary of Technique predictions, comments and tips on presentation
1958 Predictions 100
Bobby Bernard The Purpose of Close Up Magic
1958 Magic in Miniature 6
Bobby Bernard Good Taste in Close Up Magic - Points to Note When Performing. eight points
1958 Magic in Miniature 7
Bobby Bernard T.V. Close Up Magic some thoughts on performing on TV, brief
1958 Magic in Miniature 8
Tony Corinda (1) A Few Simple Rules for Working with Billets
1959 Billets 166
Tony Corinda The Essentials of Good Presentation
1960 Patter and Presentation 292
Tony Corinda (A) Personal Appearance
1960 Patter and Presentation 392
Tony Corinda (B) Manner and Speech
1960 Patter and Presentation 393
Tony Corinda (c) Patter
1960 Patter and Presentation 394
Tony Corinda (D) Good Effects choosing good and fitting material, structure of tricks, applause
1960 Patter and Presentation 398
Tony Corinda (E) Handling
1960 Patter and Presentation 403
Tony Corinda (F) Timing
1960 Patter and Presentation 404
Tony Corinda (G) Misdirection
1960 Patter and Presentation 407
Tony Corinda (H) Co-Ordination
1960 Patter and Presentation 411
Charlie Miller List of 40 Effects suitable for Children Shows
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 95
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller's USO Act
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 96
Charlie Miller Club Show (1936) list of effects, "The show I give is almost the same as that given by Malini"
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 97
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller's "Shell Christmas" Show Routine
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 98
Charlie Miller Jack Merlin's Act short description
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 101
Alan Milan A Few Thoughts on Radio Publicity
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 69
Dr. Stanley Jaks Lektion in Magie on close-up magic, his book of mysteries, beautiful props appealing to women
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 10
Dane Hooper, Jim Groves On Misdirection on direction an misdirection, using the gaze
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 36
Frances Ireland Marshall What To Do When You Arrive
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 34
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
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 11
Charlie Miller General Remarks tips on performing
1967 Charlie Miller Lecture Notes 4
Charlie Miller My Routine Outlined structure of his professional shows
1967 Charlie Miller Lecture Notes 28
Hugh Miller, Al Koran Professional Presentation including Koran's comments on presentation and on the tricks in the book
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 5
Gene Anderson Rubber Cement How rubber cement can be used
1968 Newspaper Magic 97
Gene Anderson The Torn and Restored Newspaper Analysis of basic methods
1968 Newspaper Magic 135
Gene Anderson Historical Methods Description of different methods (Al Baker, Slydini, Page, Elmsley, Grant, Neil Foster)
1968 Newspaper Magic 135
Gene Anderson Making the Most of the Newspaper Tearing Trick Other patter ideas and tips to enhance your routine
1968 Newspaper Magic 165
Unknown How to Be a Comedian in One Easy Lifetime
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 10
Duke Stern Thoughts on Magical Comedy
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 12
"Senator" Clark Crandall Magic Isn't Funny essay on comedy magic
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 20
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Karl Fulves On the Presentation of Mathematical Tricks
Winter 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 297
Roy Johnson Viewpoint
1970 The Roy Johnson Experience 1
Frederick M. Shields Stagemanship
  • Mystify and Entertain
  • Stay in Character
  • Know your Audience
  • Rehearse & Try it Out
  • A Word about Timing
  • End with Talent
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 1) 5
Bascom Jones, Jr. Publicity for Magicians - Part 1
  • Define your Objective
  • Identify Audience & Message
  • Use the Right Tools
  • Newspapers are Fine, but...
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 3) 15
Bascom Jones, Jr. Publicity for Magicians - Part 2
  • Nothing Sacred or Mysterious
  • The Publicity Release
  • How to Prepare it
  • Additional Tips
  • The Promotion Kit
  • Picture Publicity
  • Put it all Together
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 5) 25
Jack Kent Tillar The Magic of Music ... and Vice Versa
  • Same Elements as TV Shows
  • Special Effects
  • On-Site Preparation
  • Tape vs. Records
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 7) 35
Frederick M. Shields Music for Magic
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Don't be too Clever
  • The Music Should Belong
  • Exceptions to every Rule
  • Music from A to Z
  • A Tip on How to Start
  • Get it on Tape
  • Not Easy to Do
  • How Does it Sound?
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 9) 45
Milt Larsen Comedy Magic is Serious Business
  • Bomb Out
  • Has to be Unified
  • Ability Comes from Within
  • Experience Necessary
  • What makes People Laugh?
  • How to Approach Comedy Magic
  • Open, Middle, Close
  • Get Audience Reaction
  • Discipline and Immediate Yardstick
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 11) 55
Rick Johnsson The "Too Perfect" Theory
Related to 1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 247
Harold R. Mulligan What to Do About Pre-Performance Jitters
  • Stage or Mike Fright
  • Mastering Your Fear
  • Practice! Practice! Practice!
  • Audience-Related Fears
  • An Audience is Simply Individuals
  • What an Audience Wants
  • Summary
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 13) 65
John Bowery, Maureen Bowery How and When to Use a Microphone
  • Master of the Situation
  • Microphone Comedians
  • Watch the Professionals
  • Seven Tips on Proper Use
  • Microphone "Squeal"
  • Some Information on Types
  • "Special-Purpose" Microphones
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 15) 75
Verne Langdon Tarbell Never Told you About Makeup
  • The Right Amount
  • Highlights and Shadows
  • Just a Little Blush
  • And Speaking of Looking Natural
  • Hair
  • Special Problems
  • If you Have a Bad Skin Condition
  • Cream Cheese and Makeup
  • So there you Have it
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 17) 85
Sid Fleischman The Patter Hangup
  • The Art of Silence
  • Opening Remarks
  • The Segue
  • Who are you?
  • A Cautionary Word about Words
  • How to use Patter Books
  • Gags can be Treacherous
  • Patter by the Yard - or the Inch?
  • Try it Out in Boston
  • Patter in Disguise
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 19) 95
Jules Lenier Close-Up Theater
  • You're On!
  • Establish the Character
  • The Table as a Mini-Stage
  • Watch the Professionals
  • Challenge ... or Entertainment?
  • Structuring your Routine
  • Naturalness is the Key
  • How to Close
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 21) 105
Sandy Singer Tricks of the Trade-Show Trouper
  • What It's Like
  • Sell! Sell! Sell!
  • Turn your Knowledge into Cash
  • Learn Marketing Psychology
  • Know the Product
  • Some of the Work is Done for You
  • Booking your Act
  • Visual Material Helps
  • It's the Name of the Game
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 23) 115
Verne Langdon Build a Better Character - or Else! on character makeup
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 25) 125
David Douglas The Press Release, One Man's Approach or "The Most Effective Promotion Is Free" Part 1
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 39) 195
Fred Kaps Some Things to Think About tips, book recommendations
1972 Fred Kaps Lecture 1
Frank Garcia Doing Close-up Magic
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 123
Fred Rickard For Collectors Only on magic collecting
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 45) 225
Frederick M. Shields Actors, the Stage, and Magicians
  • Actor vs. Magician
  • Customers, Coaches, & Set Designers
  • Set Dressers, Makeup Men, Electricians
  • Years Spent Perfecting Techniques
  • Magician vs. Actor
  • Adapt Material to Fit your Style
  • Where to get Help
  • That's What Friends are For
  • Make a Tape of sour Show
  • You Don't Have to Look Like a Bum
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 49) 245
Frederick M. Shields Actors, the Stage, and Magicians - Part 2
  • Basic Stage Talk
  • It Started Long Ago
  • Stage Directions
  • 'Strong' Stage Positions
  • When the Curtains Part
  • Break the Pattern
  • Then What?
  • Shields' Firs 'Law'
  • But Ask for Help if You Need It
  • You Never Whistle the Scenery
  • Check over Your Equipment
1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 51) 255
Frederick M. Shields Actors, the Stage, and Magicians - Part 3
  • Need extra Tables, Lights, Special Arrangements?
  • The Ostrich Syndrome
  • Lights Make you Important
  • Your 'Sorcerer's Apprentice^
  • Role to Play
  • A Bibliography of the Theatre
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 53) 265
Harry Collins Magic with the Professional Touch
  • Stage vs. Close-Up Magic
  • What's Best for the Stage?
  • And give them Quality - not Quantity
  • Routine your Act Carefully
  • Choose your Assistant Well
  • Don't Work in the Dark
  • Add Class with Music
  • A Back Drop Will Set you Apart
  • What to Wear
  • Entertain your Audience
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 59) 295
Jerry Mentzer Commentary on the performance of close-up magic, lapping possibilities, gaffed objects
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 3
Edward G. Brown Conjuring for Conjurers a lecture given in 1934
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 125
Edward G. Brown Lecture without a Name lecture from 1939, views on originality, theory, magic in general
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 131
Edward G. Brown, Colin Donister Misdirection lecture from 1943, written by Colin Donister
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 166
Edward G. Brown Forcing lecture from 1945
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 173
Edward G. Brown, Bruce Posgate Sleights and Subtleties lecture from 1947, reported by Bruce Posgate
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 198
Juan Tamariz Fundamentos del Ilusionismo the fundamentals of magic, on talent
a) Psicologia (psychology)
b) Ingenio creativo y habilidad técnica (creative ingenuity and technical skill)
c) Presentación y Personalidad (presentation and personality)
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 47
Juan Tamariz La Magia como Diversion y Espectaculo on magic and comedy and various dramatic curves
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 75
Juan Tamariz ¿Donde y como se aprende Magia? how to learn magic, essay for beginners
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 129
Dorfay Jack of All Trades - Master of One on performing, music, connecting to the audience etc.
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 67) 335
Ron Wilson Two-Dozen Tips on Presentation
  • Look at the Little Things
  • Smile Sincerely when Introduced
  • Please the Women
  • Make it Look Easy
  • Repetition will Banish Nerves
  • Use Humor where it Counts
  • Your Hands are on Display
  • People want to Hear You
  • Never Apologize
  • Answers can be Embarrassing
  • Your Opening Trick is Important
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 73) 365
Fredric Broder You Blew the Trick - So What! - Part 1 on doing mistakes and outs
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 83) 415
Fredric Broder You Blew the Trick - So What! - Part 2 on doing mistakes and outs
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 85) 425
Tony Shiels The Why and How of a Tent Show performing in a tent, touring
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 87) 435
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Stage Magic Technique on performing on stage, TV, presentation, know-how and the future of magic
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 198
Tony Shiels The Case for Cozenage magician vs. trickster
Related to 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 2) 20
Philip T. Goldstein "Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks ...and Some for Those Who Do!" on (un)importance of method vs effect, sleight-of-hand vs gimmick, four basic elements of method:
1. Natural Law Disguised
2. Secret Activity
3. Secretly Prepared Materials
4. Psychology
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 1
Bascom Jones, Jr. Listen to the Silent Scream on nonverbal communication, body language
1974 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 99) 495
Vic Perry The Effect is the Thing - Part 1
  • Showmanship Plus Effect
  • Magic for Magicians
  • 'Like a Flamenco Dancer'
  • Master the Audience
  • Illusions Don't Make a Showman
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 103) 515
Vic Perry The Effect is the Thing - Part 2
  • You Can't 'Copy' Showmanship
  • Audiences Want to be Entertained
  • The Mind of the Man in the Street
  • You are 'On' Even When You're Offstage
  • Build Toward 'Effect'
  • Use Your Own Brand of Humor
  • Sell Yourself
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 105) 525
Fred Kaps Professional Views On Doing Professional Magic For The Layman excerpt from lecture notes
1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 7) 82
Walt Lees Pointification guidelines on performing
1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 3) 181
Faucett Ross The Beginning How to develop an act and how to work public shows
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 20
Faucett Ross The Business Side How to become professional in magic (booking shows etc)
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 20
Faucett Ross Practice How to practise
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 22
Faucett Ross The Magician How to behave as a magician in public
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 22
Faucett Ross Showmanship
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 23
Faucett Ross Advice on Programmes How to structure the programme for a show
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 23
Faucett Ross Some Great Card Classics Faucett describes his favorite card classics
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 194
Charles Pecor Get Your Head Right for Improvement on presentation, I-F-D Pattern, originality
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 121) 605
John A. Novak On Being Prepared being prepared for preparing anytime
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 129) 645
John Ramsay, Andrew Galloway On Misdirection
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 7) 231
Ken Hawes An Understanding on Andrew Galloway and John Ramsay
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 7) 236
Philip T. Goldstein Introduction on the basic effects and actions of mentalism
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 2
Jerry Andrus The "Clivot" Principle and Jog and Injog disadvantage of breaks and adavantages of jogs
1976 Andrus Card Control 18
Slydini Basic Precepts
  • Slydini's Secret of Entertaining Audiences
  • The Basic Starting Position (for lapping tricks)
  • The Eyes
  • Notes on Natural Magic
  • Developing Grace
  • Coordination
  • Noise
  • Some General Observations
  • To Conclude
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 11
Slydini More on Coordination
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 29
Slydini Slydini's Concept of Misdirection
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 33
Slydini Invisible Sleights
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 33
Slydini Misdirection vanish of object using lap
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 34
Slydini Timing
  • Checkpoints
  • Applying the Concept of Timing
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 37
Alan Shaxon The Magical TV Set children program, based on a box designed like a TV
  • The Aerial
  • The TV Times
  • Tom & Jerry
  • Commercial Break
  • Egg Bag
  • Commercial Time Again
  • The Inevitable Western
  • The Funnel and Foo Can
  • The Givaway Show
  • Sade the Seal
  • Torn and Restored Serviette
  • Radio to Rabbit
1976 Practical Sorcery 49
Bascom Jones 12 Tips on Presentation
  • Showmanship
  • Image
  • Stage Fright
  • Stage Entry
  • What You Say
  • Stage Movement
  • Voice
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 153) 765
Bascom Jones Sell the Sizzle - Not the Steak
  • You've Got to Sell Yourself
  • You are More Important than the Effects
  • Rubber-Stamp Syndrome
  • What Audience See...
  • ... and what the Hear
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 161) 805
Robert Hustwit Non-Verbal Communication - The Secret Edge
  • The Secret Edge
  • Put Signs in Context
  • Six Close-Up Tips
  • When Silence Takes Over
  • The Subconscious
  • With Larger Audience
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 165) 825
Patrick Page Manipulation versus Apparatus pros and cons
  • Illusionist Managers
  • The Present Day
1976 The Big Book of Magic 27
Bert Graham A Plea on business
1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 10) 414
Bert Graham Another Plea on writing reviews
1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 12) 448
Philip T. Goldstein Introduction on the presentation of mentalism
1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 2
Karl Fulves Fail/Safing The Experts how to practice something for fooling experts with it, example sleeving
1977 Impromptu Holdouts 16
Gordon Hoener These Changing Times ... and You
  • The Trick is Incidental
  • Emphasis on Showmanship
  • Selling the Concept
  • Look Toward the Future
  • Change with the Times
  • Not Stage Magic
  • Stop Feeling Guilty as an Entertainer
  • Become the Part
  • Be Distinctive
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 171) 855
Philip T. Goldstein Heterogeneous Materials: A Problem and Some Solutions
  • The Problem
  • One Solution
  • Writing Tools
  • Equipment Malfunction
  • Original Article Being Used
  • Overstock Your Supplies
  • Logic is the Key
Related to
  • Tony Shiels "Be Consistent" in "Invocation" #5
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 177) 885
Dr. Thomas K. Heino Stage Focus: It's Theory and Practice
  • Lack of Discipline
  • Doing Nothing Well
  • Closed Performance Versus Open
  • Mint-To-Mind Communication
  • The Objectives
  • Motivational Clarity
  • The Bottom Line
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 179) 895
Philip T. Goldstein Beware of Culturally Defined Identities
  • Social Stereotypes
  • Images Are Becoming Less Specific
  • You Must Change with the Trends
  • Work the Individual
  • Texts are Outdated
  • Don't Assume Too Much
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 181) 905
Bob Brown Why, When and Who of an Assistant
  • Youth, Sex-Appeal, and Color
  • Promotion and Publicity Advantages
  • The Part-Time Assistant
  • Where to Look
  • Make Her a Part of the Act
  • What She Should Wear
  • Money Well-Spent
  • The Bottom Line
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 187) 935
Philip T. Goldstein Dealing with Hecklers
  • Disruptive Influences
  • Possibly Jealousy
  • Individual Approach
  • You Must Deal Directly
  • Begging Does Not Work
  • The Advantage Is Yours
  • Use Confidence
  • Underdog Reaction
  • Temper Your Response
  • Don't React Defensively
  • Not One Victory
  • A Fact of Life
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 189) 945
Bascom Jones A Time for Heroes
  • "May the Force Be with You"
  • More than a Trickster
  • You Can't Be Slightly Pregnant
  • What Is an Image?
  • Who Do You Want to Be?
  • The Conflicting Image
  • The Final Step
  • Apple Pie and Ice Cream
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 195) 975
Arturo de Ascanio Atmósfera Magica
  • Concepcion de la Atmosfera Magica
  • Tecnica
  • Naturalidad
  • Soltura y Despreocupacion
  • Diversion
  • Oportunismo
  • Versación
  • Psicología
  • Conclusión
Also published here 1977 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 1 4
Arturo de Ascanio Misdirection
  • Consideraciones sobre la "Misdirection"
A.) "Misdirection de grado mínimo
B.) "Misdirection en grado medio
C.) Un tercer grado de "misdirection"
Also published here 1977 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 1 11
Arturo de Ascanio Valor de la Técnica en la Magia on the use and value of technique in magic
Also published here 1977 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 1 37
Arturo de Ascanio Timing
  • El "Timing" y su Fundamento
  • Las acciones "en tránsito"
  • Elementos de las acciones en tránsito
  • Importancia de las "acciones en tránsito"
Also published here 1977 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 1 49
Arturo de Ascanio Conferencia
  • Mecanismo de la Atención
  • Composición y Ejecución

-I. Principios de la Composición
-a). Acentuar la fase inicial
-b). Naturalidad condicionada
-c). Paréntesis anti-contraste
-d). Paréntesis de olvido
-e). Susceptibilidad de ejecución lenta

-II. Principios de la Ejecución
-a). Timing - Acciones en tránsito
-b). Misdirection
-c). Técnica
Related toAlso published here
  • "La Circular de la Escuela Mágica de Madrid" N° 26, 1977.
1977 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 1 72
Harry Lorayne Time Misdirection
1977 The Magic Book 92
Ross Bertram At the Card Table
  • Background
  • T.V Gambling Interviews
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 79
Ross Bertram The Rhythm Count on rhythm in sleight-of-hand magic
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 159
John C. Wagner Final Word...
1978 7 Secrets 58
Frank Garcia Frank Garcia's Secret Recipe for Better Magic
1978 The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 89
Ron Wilson Close-Up Magic - Hints, Tips and Observations
1978 Lecture Notes 2
John Northern Hilliard Some Great Quotes
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 119
Walt Lees Constructing a Routine Same Effect... Different Method
Different Effects... Same Props
Secret Preparation... Impossible Finale
Several Tricks... All Done At Once
Routining By Presentation
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 1) 620
Walt Lees Iconoclasms on moves
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 7) 708
Walt Lees Iconoclasms No. 2 on entertainment
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 8) 723
Tommy Wonder Tommy Wonder On Close-Up
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 9) 729
Walt Lees Iconoclasms No. 3 on the "magically sophisticated semi lay public"
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 9) 736
Father Cyprian The Poetry of Magic reflections on card magic
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 10) 743
Walt Lees Iconoclasms 4 on originality
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 11) 761
Ken Hawes Close Upping on table hopping, answering spectator's questions
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12) 773
Frank Garcia Secret Recipe for Better Magic
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 123
Karl Fulves Approaches to Misdirection
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1264
John F. Mendoza Magic & Magicians fooling magicians, flourishes, sucker tricks
1979 Close-up Presentations 87
George B. Anderson Your Microphone Can Do It All
  • A Tool of Your Trade
  • Mike-Conscious
  • The Cordless Microphone
  • What they Cost
  • Is It Worth It?
  • If You Don't Have a Wireless Mike
  • Tips on Microphone Use
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 243) 1215
Earl Nelson Why and Why Not
1979 Variations 135
Father Cyprian The Poetry of Magic
  • Interest
  • Clarity
  • Involvement of the Spectator
1980 The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 78
Al Schneider Six Qualities Of The Performance 1. Importance
2. Non-Challenge
3. Quality Of The Performer
4. Control
5. Communication
6. Clarity
1980 Al Schneider On Close-Up 1
Al Schneider A Word On Drills on learning technique
1980 Al Schneider On Close-Up 17
Fred Robinson On Fred Kaps
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4) 830
Sam Schwartz The Voice Of Experience on organizing close-up shows
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 8) 888
Andrew Galloway Summary on misdirection
1980 Diverting Card Magic 54
Frank Garcia Frank Garcia's Secret Recipe for Better Magic
1980 Exclusive Card Miracles 74
Frank Garcia Frank Garcia's Secret Recipe for Better Magic
1980 Exclusive Card Secrets 78
Daryl Martinez First Things First reason for doing magic
1980 Lecture Notes to Convention Session #1 1
Daryl Martinez The Best Magical Effect long and short effects, basic and exact effects
1980 Lecture Notes to Convention Session #1 2
Daryl Martinez The Long Effect
1980 Lecture Notes to Convention Session #1 4
Daryl Martinez Conditions I, II & III
1980 Lecture Notes to Convention Session #1 5
Daryl Martinez The Short Effect
1980 Lecture Notes to Convention Session #1 6
Daryl Martinez Building Strenght Through Repetition
1980 Lecture Notes to Convention Session #1 6
Daryl Martinez Cancelling Out
1980 Lecture Notes to Convention Session #1 7
Daryl Martinez Step Two of cancelling out
1980 Lecture Notes to Convention Session #1 7
Daryl Martinez Jazz Magic
1980 Lecture Notes to Convention Session #1 8
Daryl Martinez Do Not Challenge
1980 Lecture Notes to Convention Session #1 9
Daryl Martinez Flourishes
1980 Lecture Notes to Convention Session #1 10
Bascom Jones Television: A General Overview
  • Insatiable Appetite
  • Not the Place to Learn
  • The TV Talk Shows
  • And the New Shows
  • Community and Public Television
  • What's It All About?
  • An Insider's Tip
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 249) 1245
Sandy Kross Television: Think Big, Start Small
  • Think Big, Start Small
  • In the Beginning
  • Talk-Show Format
  • Types of Effects that Work Best
  • A Booktest is a Booktest is a...
  • Handle Viewers with Care
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 251) 1255
Anonymous Television: What You Need to Know as "The Amazing Q"
  • The Associate Producer
  • Call-Time and Make-Up
  • What to Wear
  • The Green Room
  • The Camera; The Audience
  • A Question of Time
  • Leave Promptly
  • Play it Again, Sam
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 253) 1265
Guy Thompson Chatter isn't Patter
  • Patter Must Have Purpose
  • How Much, When, And in What Manner
  • The Manner Must Be Suitable
  • Don't Overlook Body Language
  • Choosing What to Say... and How
  • Use Patter to Achieve your Objective
  • Avoid the Obvious
  • A Perfectly Ordinary Deck of Cards
  • Don't Make It Harder than it Is
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 255) 1275
Bascom Jones Tips on Techniques the Pros Follow
  • Practice and Rehearsals
  • Your Appearance and Dress
  • Importance of Eye Contact
  • Use the Voice
  • Use a Microphone
  • Physical Energy
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 267) 1335
Jimmy Ray Close-Up Magic: The Art of the Art of Close-Up Magic Do's and Don'ts on close-up magic
1980 A Ray of Magic 5
Ron MacMillan Dress comments on what to wear
1981 Modern Art Of Coin Manipulation 75
Al Schneider Theory on the floatation of a Zombie
1981 Al Schneider On Zombie 29
Mike Caveney Thumb Tips for M.C.'s tip for M.C.'s
1981 Magicomedy 71
Karl Fulves Film To Life filming tricks
1981 Origins 3
Karl Fulves Art And Magic comparing magic to jokes and art
1981 Origins 3
Karl Fulves Improvements
1981 Origins 5
Karl Fulves The Filmed Version objectivity
1981 Origins 5
Karl Fulves Anatomy Of The Effect on definition of effect
1981 Origins 6
Karl Fulves White Line Problem not crossing a line during performance, no-touch condition
Related to 1981 Origins 8
Karl Fulves Block Analysis finding opportunity for method
1981 Origins 9
Karl Fulves Suicide Structure "all tricks are self-revealing"
1981 Origins 11
Karl Fulves Boundary Value Problems counting interaction with spectators
1981 Origins 11
Karl Fulves What's The Method?
1981 Origins 12
Karl Fulves The Law Of Stupid Audiences spectators are not stupid
1981 Origins 13
Karl Fulves Art Imitating Art magic doesn't imitate life
1981 Origins 13
Karl Fulves Anatomy Of Method
1981 Origins 14
Karl Fulves Mindreader's Dream can a real mindreader be fooled?
1981 Origins 15
Karl Fulves Effect = Method
1981 Origins 16
Karl Fulves Method Times Five one of five predicted, on multiple out principle
1981 Origins 17
Karl Fulves Shadow vs. Substance
1981 Origins 17
Stuart R. Patterson, David Britland How to Tackle Problems
1981 Babel (Issue 2) 23
Liz Tucker, Tommy Tucker Tips on Trade Show Techniques
  • Role of the Entertainer
  • Time Becomes a Factor
  • Who is the Contact?
  • Keep Goals in Mind
  • Major Mistakes
  • How Long an Act?
  • Little Things Count
  • Follow Up on Your Contacts
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 277) 1385
Linda Jonason Echoes from the Darkened Stage
  • Focus Interest
  • Evaluation in Quick-Time
  • The Eyes Have It
  • Let Your Voice Command
  • Big Can Be Small
  • Small Can Be Big, Too
  • Physical Appearance Tells a Lot
  • You Don't Need a Drummer to Dance
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 283) 1415
Vic Perry Behind the Language of the Agents
  • Learning their Language
  • The Cheap Shot
  • And the Special Approach
  • The Favor for a Friend
  • And Being All Wet
  • Try Booking Yourself
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 285) 1425
Tony Shiels My Shadow Wears a Stovepipe Hat -Learning the Hard Way
  • Add a Touch of Wonder
  • Be A Character
  • Importance of the Audience
  • The Xerox Principle
  • On Being Fooled
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 291) 1455
Myriam Ruthchild Anatomy of A Compute Psychic - Part II
  • Can You Afford One?
  • Selecting the Right Type
  • Presentation is Vital
  • Categorical Answers
  • Mail-Order Mentalism
  • Targeted Mailings for Bookings
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 297) 1485
Andrew Jones Makeup Is Not Just for Clowns
  • Who Needs Makeup
  • Not Hard to Use
  • Straight Makeup
  • Judge by Audience Size
  • Techniques pf Application
  • The Base, or Foundation
  • Follow with Rouge
  • Eyes are Important
  • Makeup Under Lights
  • Special Touches
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 299) 1495
Juan Tamariz Magia y Memoria short article on memory and magic
1981 Magia Potagia — Volume I 8
Juan Tamariz Por un Inteto de Comprension del Milagro Magico thoughts on magic
1981 Magia Potagia — Volume I 44
Daryl Martinez In Praise of the Lowly Flourish essay
1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 5
Fred Robinson On Competitions
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 1) 974
Roger Crosthwaite An Approach to Magic
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 2) 991
Roger Crosthwaite An Approach to Magic - Part 2
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 4) 1028
Roger Crosthwaite An Approach to Magic
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5) 1041
Mike Caveney Ground Rules on the selection of props and the stage persona
1982 Ideas 1
Bobby Bernard Just a Thought on the "Charlie Chaplin Shuffle" How Bobby uses a false shuffle done by Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush, same thinking as Ron "Ravelli" Wohl
Related to 1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 84
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on Misdirection John Ramsay and Max Malini's misdirection skills
1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 112
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on "The Actor in Magic"