28 entries in Glasses
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Shaman Cagliostro's Spectacles spectator puts on special glasses when the cards are spread in front of him, he names all of the selections
Inspired by
  • an idea of DeLands, credit reference on page 191
Related toVariations
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 45) 185
R. M. Jamison Specks in Specs glasses of spectator as mirror, drawing on slate duplicated, or bottom card of deck known after spectator's shuffle
Jan. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 185
Unknown Financial Spectacles glasses with Dollar signs, gag
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 31
Royal Vale Heath Retrospecs card is held behind performer, who divines it, mathematical, see also p. 841, glasses sight gag, Fibonacci sequence
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 209) 834
Martin Gardner Spectacular name of card appears on lenses of glasses when breathing on them
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 234) 937
Karrell Fox They're All Aces - Take a Card any card ideas and gags
  • Old Money (bill with beard)
  • Bedroom Eyes (beds on glasses)
  • Genii Weenie (hot dog from Aladin lamp)
  • Bounced (rubber check joke)
  • Candelabra (original way to light three matches on a matchbook)
  • Nose Nonsense (spoon on nose gag)
  • Fan Fun (fan gag)
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 311) 42
Karrell Fox Popeye Glasses gag glasses , fake eyes attached to springs
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 9
Karrell Fox Short and Snappy miniature card on glasses, gag
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 26
Gerry Loe Gerry Loe makes a Spectacle for himself making pair of glasses with two scotch tape dispenser, gag
1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 340) 175
Trevor Lewis Latest Gag lens falls out of spectator's glasses
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 7) 547
Lee Noble Hind-Sight special pair of glasses, mirror
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 226) 1128
Stephen Tucker Purseperation four coins travel to a coin purse one by one, using a lens of a spectator's pair of glasses
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 6) 97
Wayne Kyzer Visual Magic gag
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 29) 518
Steve Beam Visual Magic II gags and ideas with glasses
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 29) 519
Steve Beam Lobotomy when glasses are removed huge spike protruding from the glasses, gag
Related to 1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 29) 516
Steve Beam Glass Cutter gag with glasses
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 29) 517
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Glass Elevator glasses rise up and back into the case
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 29) 517
Steve Cohen Optical Advantage impromptu, temple of glasses broken off and restored
Inspired by
  • Michael Ammar's "Optical Disadvantage" in "The Magic Hedonists Brainstorm in the Bahamas"
1991 The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 2) 9
David Harkey Shades shadow of sun glasses seen on table, glasses opened in shadow, actual glasses open
1991 Hardcore 153
David Acer Rink borrowed finger ring put in purse, folded-n arm of glasses inserted, ring suddenly on glasses
Related toAlso published here 1995 Natural Selections 54
Michael Kaminskas Vision Check huge lens falls from eye, then it transforms into a pair of glasses
1996 Miracle Material 91
Simon Lovell Optician's Delight card to behind glasses
1997 Simon Says! 37
David Acer Full Contact actual glasses fall out of eye instead of contact lense
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 176
Simon Lovell Blind Man's Bluff spectator finds cards in deck, rest is secretly blank, cards are predicted
Inspired by 2000 Son of Simon Says! 85
John Carney Astral Projection Hawaii chosen as travel destination, performer transforms into Hawaii tourist, sand from shoe, towel and pineapple production
2002 The Book of Secrets 159
David Acer Bespectacle Finger ring links onto spectacle frame of magician
2004 Random Acts of Magic 258
Homer Liwag, Michael Close Body Contact giant contact lense appears, then glasses appear
2008 The Rice Papers 5
David Acer Rink borrowed finger ring put in purse, folded-n arm of glasses inserted, ring suddenly on glasses
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 9