56 entries in Book / Telephone Book Test
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Theodore Annemann Book Mentalism
1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 12
Theodore Annemann The Unknown Subject apparently random name in phone book divined, person phoned names cards which are divined
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 47
Robert Parrish Telephone Telepathy Again cards used for word selection, word can be predicted
1937 You'd be Surprised 11
Robert Parrish Telephone Telepathy word chosen with cards
1937 You'd be Surprised 9
John Mulholland The Telephone Book Test
1938 Greater Magic 885
Theodore Annemann 'Number, Please' prediction of a name in a telephone book, the Accessory as a number force with counters
1939 The Incorporated Strange Secrets 11
Oscar Weigle Wrong Number page force by pushing several cards in book at random positions
1939 Do That Again! 7
Al Baker Any Telephone Book Test number adding
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 223
Al Baker The Number and Book Test numbers on billets in changing bag
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 224
Alvin R. Plough Gaglet calculation and multiple outs
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 148
Paul Curry Out of this Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a book
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 216
Bruce Elliott The Back Room idea for Curry's "Out of this Phone Book", eliminating the cards and presentation for card frame both by Audley Walsh
Related to 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 220
Jack Trepel Telephone Book Trick two versions, second as two person telepathy
1945 My Best 211
Theodore Annemann The Test of the Tiber
Related to 1945 My Best 280
Mel Stover Days of Force calendar number force
Related toVariations 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 313
Paul Curry Out Of This Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a book
Related toAlso published here 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 20
Franklin V. Taylor, Joseph Dunninger Black Magic with playing cards and slit in book
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 116) 465
Sam Pavloff Glimpse the Future playing card pushed in telephone book, moved around there and then name at the position read, predicted, pages fastened together with tape, for name correction of S. Pabloff see page 193
Jan. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 183
Franklin V. Taylor Looped telephone book test, where card is put in book to chose page, method that extra card does not fall out
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 153) 613
Unknown Do-As-I-Do Telephone Test forcing a number with cards
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 209
Sydney Bergson Thought Anticipation
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 203
Gene "Phantini" Grant Psychic Phone Book Test prediction of a selected name
1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 11
Jack Yates Operator Calling cards with names and telephone numbers, medium divines several numbers
1956 Minds in Duplicate 21
Tony Corinda Tele-Directory Test with assistand
1959 Book Tests 213
Tony Corinda (7) The Third Man two telephone books, with medium
1959 Two Person Telepathy 268
Ned Rutledge Payola name from telephone book prediction, box with numbers to select name
1967 Between Two Minds 49
Sam Schwartz Telephone Number Prediction
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 357
Nathan Stark Clipped! with paper clip, spectator puts clip in book, name in loop of clip is divined
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 70) 347
John A. Novak Last Man on Earth
Related to 1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 123) 612
Joseph Dunninger Mind Power needle pin through page of book, last name and city are predicted
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 130) 647
Alan Shaxon The Great Directory Test
Also published here 1976 Practical Sorcery 26
Barrie Richardson One In A Million miscall and paper clip force
Related toVariations 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4) 498
Robert Cassidy Beating the Book Test a book test with three phases and three different methods
  • The Pencil Point Prophecy
  • The Impromptu Impression
  • The Phone Book Finale
  • A Brief Diversion
1977 Pseudo-Mentally Yours 15
Unknown The Printed Word No. 30, spectator cuts deck and takes two cards, values added and phone book opened on that page, 14-15 stack
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 48
Leslie Anderson The Sixth Sign! telephone book test, three numbers written on three pieces of papers or formed into three digit number, see also p. 1160 for corrections
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 229) 1141
Frederick M. Shields The Man Who Saw Tomorrow with three telephone books
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 281) 1401
Bob Farmer Jadoo telephone book test with specially composed telephone directory
1983 Epoptica (Issue 3) 170
Robert Cassidy Phone Book Test I prediction of a name
1984 The Art of Mentalism 65
Robert Cassidy Phone Book Test II
1984 The Art of Mentalism 68
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
1984 Phantom Voices 8
Unknown A Name in Millions No. 22, spectator looks at name in phone book, it is divined, bold
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 45
Karl Fulves The Two-Phone Trick two phone books, two spectators chose a name, they live on the same street, posed as problem
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 52) 261
Robert Lund Letters joke divination with Tulsa telephone directory
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 52) 263
Karl Fulves Unsolved Problems person from phone book chosen, that instant the phone rings an it is this person, posed as problem
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 48) 202
Stephen Tucker Upper Right impromptu
1989 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 12) 2002
Diabelli Buchtest
1991 Allerlei Experi-Mentales 40
Thomas Alan Waters Hellaphone spectator choses a number on a telephone, name is divined, not real phone numbers, first published in "New Invocation" No. 31, 1986
1993 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Magazine Miscellanea) 441
Michael Weber Misdirectory phone number of business ads in phone book divined, two phases
1994 Correctors Workshop
Alan Shaxon Der grosse Telefonbuch-Test
Also published here 1994 Alan Shaxon Lecture 14
Barrie Richardson One in a Half Million miscall and paper clip force
Inspired byRelated to 1999 Theater of the Mind 10
Paul Curry Out of This Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a book, first peek book in literature
Also published here 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 153
Al Baker With any Telephone Book Test
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 595
Karl Fulves Little Black Book page number chosen with playing cards, index of possible page numbers
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 66
Joseph Dunninger, Doug Edwards Dunninger's Directory off-beat gimmick
2013 Nukes 93
Dr. Stanley Jaks Behind My Blackboard questionnaire adds up to a number which leads to a name in a telephone book, number is predicted on a blackboard
Also published here
  • "Behind My Blackboard" in "The Gen" May, 1959
2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 102
Christoph Borer Die Zeitungsvorhersage prediction printed in newspaper, chosen name from telephone book, different ideas for method and presentation
2018 Mentale Notizen 143