67 entries in Propless / Phone Effects
Creators Title Comments & References Source Page Categories
Theodore Annemann The Bell Mystery coding an object, name is named before number, public telephones
SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 41
Theodore Annemann Publicity Stunt any information is revealed by partner on other end of phone
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 11) 53
Theodore Annemann On the Wire random person phoned, name divined
Related toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 137
Theodore Annemann Weird Wire medium phoned and tells one out of five designs, selected cards and word
Variations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 89) 558
Theodore Annemann Gaglets one object is revealed by medium on telephone
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 19) 81
James G. Thompson Jr. Life Liberty Or - trick performing for friends over phone
Related toAlso published here The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 57) 234
Don Medley This Is It! reading mind over phone, see Back Room #96 for correction
Related toVariations The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 94) 380
U. F. Grant The Nickle and Penny spectator distributes nickel and penny in his two hands, has to do some calculations without telling the result, then performer knows which is where, also as phone effect
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 3) 8
Karl Fulves The Connection assistant phoned, he divines card
Also published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 44
Aaron Wainer Phonetics random person called during performance says that he also has a magician guest who had him choose a card, they match
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 37
John Hudak Printer's Demon phoned medium reveals content on a page on freely selected newspaper, see p. 874 for credit information
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 77
Francis J. Baker Devil's Dial number dialled, person at other end divines a number, see also p. 342 & 348
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 327
James G. Thompson Jr. Winged Thoughts code over phone
The Living End 33
Karl Fulves Speak Up phone number converted to "psychic equivalent" with calculator, this number called and something divined, see also p. 815 for comment by J. Benson
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 748
Charles Nyquist, James G. Thompson Jr. Retrospective long article about the evolution of phone effects, reprinted from Sphinx, 1942
  • "20th Century Telepathy" (John Northern Hilliard)
  • John Percival, Benedict and Paul Rockwood versions
  • Fred D. Muth & elimination principle
  • "One By Swindle" (F. Jackson)
  • U. F. Grant
  • "Colored Silks" (Earl Thomas)
  • "Operator Calling" (Harris Solomon)
  • "Right Number" (Kent Arthur)
  • "The Phantom Phone" (Howard Savage)
  • "Winged Thoughts" (J. G. Thompson, Jr.)
  • "Phoned Thots" (Orville Meyer)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 952
Al Mann The Telephone Effect random person phoned, name divined, method for "On the Wire"
Inspired by Acidus 15
Olof Jonsson, Al Mann Over the Telephone shuffled ESP cards in envelope, order is divined over phone
The Third Ecstasy 29
Al Mann Lorant - Long Range Telepathy reading mind over phone, streamlined version of This Is It!
Inspired by Classified 12
Al Mann The Abstract Thought Lorant, with two thoughts
Inspired byVariations Classified 15
Al Mann The Uninvited three books, unknown person is called which names the chosen words
Of Words and Wizards 13
Larry Becker Tell-A-Phone numbers in bag, one in pocket of spectator, divination by medium over phone
World of Super Mentalism 138
Henry Christ Tele-Dice dice trick over telephone
The Chronicles (Issue Close-up Folio No. 11) 11
Karl Fulves, Alvin Stine To The Dogs newspaper test over phone by Alvin Stine with a special issue of NY Times
Interlocutor (Issue 40) 160
Karl Fulves Stop Press No. 34, newspaper test over phone
Self-Working Mental Magic 54
James G. Thompson Jr. Magazine Mentalism No. 35, trick performing for friends over phone
Also published here Self-Working Mental Magic 56
Karl Fulves Digital Dollars over the phone game, to win highest value bill
Related toVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 68
Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner Hat or Rabbit No. 15, three cards with hats on one sides and rabbits on other, spectator turns them to instructions with the performer's back turned, in the end all are the same way, also with coins or over phone
Related to The Children's Magic Kit 15
Thomas Alan Waters No. 2: On the Wired Thought random person phoned, name divined and the person names a year which is divined too, combination of two Annemann effects
Related to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 183
Gene "Phantini" Grant Long Distance 2081 a word from a list is thought of by spectator and divined over phone
Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 94
Reinhard Müller Telefon Trick coin, key and pen on table and distributed into pockets by spectator, performer names location
Inspired by Six Impromptu Card Tricks 5
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles, Jack Miller What's My Line? No. 97, on three envelopes are occupations and salaries written, three spectator chose an envelope and take the salary in matches, performer divines who took what, also as phone effect
Self-Working Number Magic 130
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Karl Fulves Think of a Number No. 9, spectator does calculation procedure and adds value of change in pocket, performer knows value of change
Self-Working Number Magic 11
Karl Fulves Devil's Dial No. 96, person called and that person divines astrological sign
Inspired by Self-Working Number Magic 129
Al Mann Wizard's Walk telephone book test over the phone, mathematical principle
Related to
  • "Arithmetical Whoopee" in Royal Vale Heath's "Math-E-Magic", 1953
Phantom Voices 8
Al Mann, Prince Thebb The Way of the Warlock dictionary book test over the phone
Phantom Voices 11
Al Mann Random House Mystery dictionary book test over the phone, word from a sentence is selected and looked at in the dictionary, fishing
Phantom Voices 15
Al Mann Phone-Voyance history of tricks over the phone
Related to
  • John Northern Hillard's "Twentieth Century Telepathy" in "The Sphinx", Vol. 3; No. 12, 1905
Phantom Voices 6
Dale Rabon Radio Wizard radio interview, interviewer choses a song from the top hundred list, medium is called who divines title
The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 8) 125
Meir Yedid Telephone Finger Trick over phone, spectator choses a finger which is divined
Finger Secrets 19
Philip T. Goldstein d. Telephone Bonsai order of four ESP cards is divined by medium over phone
Doth 4
Philip T. Goldstein Numpersona telephone application with astrological sign revelation
Inspired by Doth 12
Philip T. Goldstein Message Units multiple phase telephone test with medium on other side, involving coin, bill, color, dice
Doth 13
Philip T. Goldstein Phone Effects credit information
Doth 13
Karl Fulves Unsolved Problems person from phone book chosen, that instant the phone rings an it is this person, posed as problem
Interlocutor (Issue 48) 202
Karl Fulves Phone In numbers by people who are randomly phoned add up to previous named number, posed as problem
Interlocutor (Issue 48) 202
Ray Brady Different Version of the Telephone Trick spectator calls friend and whispers card, performer divines it, gaffed phone
Interlocutor (Issue 50) 236
Michael Weber Just the Fax psychological test is faxed and answers predicted, psychological forces
Life Savers 117
Peter Warlock The Hilliard Syndrome medium called, coding through name of medium
Variations New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 1) 10
Walter Brusa Afterthoughts on Peter Warlock's Hilliard Syndrome simplified coding
Inspired by New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 4) 17
Philip T. Goldstein Contimental any European country thought of and divined
Variations Thabbatical 3
Philip T. Goldstein Range-Rider Branching Anagrams applied to States in the USA
Thabbatical 6
Michael Skinner Birthday Telepathy number divination, possible via telephone
Classic Sampler 29
Mike Rogers High Tech Wizard coding with extension number
Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9) 6
Wilson Reed Cell Block spectator chosen and some birthdays added, medium called on cell phone and it divines the spectator and the number
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 182
John Cornelius Dial-A-Trick medium secretly listens the whole time
The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 55
Gary Ruiz Crime Seen crime story, six glasses with items, spectators call medium via cell phone who in the end describes the items
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 399
Karl Fulves Counterfeit Call "Problems"
conditions for a medium phone effect, posed as a problem
Related to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 428
Karl Fulves Transliterate medium is called and described spectator and names chosen card
Combo II 93
Karl Fulves Fold & Cheat 3x3 grid with numbers on paper, folded in different ways and numbers added, medium called and some of the digits named, medium knows rest
Prolix (Issue 10) 688
G Candy Crush (糖果甜心) Increase the number of lives you have on your Candy Crush app (mobile game)
Inspiration 8
G iCASH (乐悠游) Magician uses a picture of his travel / subway card on his phone to tap and open the train gantry
Inspiration 30
Hanson Chien Power Off (关G) Magician uses shadow to swipe phone, switches it off
Believe 3
Max Maven Contimental any European country thought of and divined
Related to The Black Book of Mentalism 6
G iCON (照骗) Magician borrows phone, pulls camera icon out of phone, takes a picture (flash of light appears) with the icon, then places it back in phone. Photo can be found in camera roll
Emotion 41
G, Hanson Chien Gene (G因) Magician is able to unlock phone using pin number and fingerprint scanner
Emotion 56
G Posted 2.0 (神预言) Prediction posted on social media
Emotion 105
G Little Heart (小小心意) Pull a heart off Facebook message, becomes a heart shaped chocolate
Emotion 116