530 entries in Light & Fire
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown How to breathe fire out of your mouth
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 29
Unknown La Lampe Sympatique lamp can be blown out with a tube even when tube is pointed to other direction
1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 41
Unknown How to terrify such as are entirely unacquainted with the Nature of Phosphorus writing and drawing on walls, glowing in the dark, lighting a match
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 96
Unknown A merry Trick to make Sport in Company when pipe is lit it sounds like shots from a gun, prank with salpeter and sulfur
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 106
Unknown The Bowls of Water and Bowls of Fire produced from a Shawl
1876 Modern Magic 371
Unknown Flash Handkerchief
1890 More Magic 227
Unknown Die wandernden Points No. 32, number card in glass, covered with handkerchief, smoke travels into glass and pips travel onto handkerchief, chemical
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 36
H. F. C. Suhr Der moderne Phönix No. 3, card torn to pieces and burnt in a flash on a bowl, restored card underneath bowl, see Zauberspiegel for Suhr attribution
Also published here 1895 Der Kartenkünstler 89
Unknown Der magische Name paper burnt, letters of a name remain unburnt, chemical
Feb. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 2) 30
Carl Willmann Der Zauberstab und seine verschiedenen Präparationen
  • wand for continuous cigarette production
  • wand to ignite candle, chemical or with match
  • coin catching wand, two versions (one with folding coin, continued in next issue)
Mar. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 3) 33
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on Gustav Stampfl, Cumberland, chemical fire eating
Apr. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 4) 64
Unknown Das Crematorium oder Das Verbrennen einer lebenden Dame third and final part of description, making the smoke appear and a smell is produced in the audience
Related to June 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 6) 85
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on Conradi/Conrady & Horster, on legal performances for money, Wunderkinder, Melanie Leichtmann, Madame Médéa, flash paper
June 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 6) 96
Camill Bihler Der verschwundene Ring "Ein Gesellschaftsscherz"
cup upside down on table, borrowed finger ring wrapped in paper and put on bottom of cup and burned, ring is found underneath cup
Nov. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11) 172
Unknown Neues Blitzpapier flash paper recipe, chemical
Oct. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10) 155
Carl Willmann Verschiedenes
  • Ein Zauberer als Millionär (Barney Barnato)
  • Fragekasten
flash material
Dec. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 12) 191
H. F. C. Suhr Der moderne Phönix card torn to pieces and burnt in a flash on a bowl, restored card underneath bowl
Also published here Aug. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 12) 179
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Silhouetten
Oct. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 2) 31
Unknown Ein Tellschuss object placed in paper cone which is attached to a target, cone and content vanish in a flash when fired upon it
Nov. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 3) 38
Unknown Silhouetten
Nov. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 3) 44
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on fluorescent paint, Prof. Herrmann
Feb. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 2) 32
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann Der magische Handschuh im physikalischen Laboratorium routine with gloves, sand frame, smoke apparatus, pull, ...
Also published here Nov. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 11) 166
Professor Ernst Das Verschwinden eines Gegenstandes item like borrowed watch wrapped into flash paper, it vanishes from there
Related to Jan. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 1) 12
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, fireproof materials, flames of different colors, exposure in magazines
June 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6) 95
Emil Clauß Ein Wort zum "Schiessen im Salon" flash material instead of classic load to make less of a mess
Oct. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 10) 158
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann Die magischen Münzen im physikalischen Laboratorium coins are melted into (real!) quicksilver, then changes into smoke and then back to coins, uses quicksilver, woods metal, chemical
Nov. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 11) 167
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Licht dans Séances oder "mehr Licht" No. 3, candle blown out and lit again with only the fingers, repeat, hidden flame gimmick in hand or chemical method
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 20
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Der animalische Transport No. 6, two birds travel from small glass box to cage
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 29
Unknown Red Fire with chemicals
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 108
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, recipe for glowing paint, chemical way to ignite candles in a hat, "die dressierte Fliege"
Related to Apr. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 4) 64
Unknown Flash Paper Card
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 72
Unknown Selbstverbrennung einer Karte und ihre Wiederherstellung No. 16, card placed on stand, burns on command, reappears in bottle that is broken to get it out, flap folding card in bottle
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 97
Unknown Ein Licht anzünden, ohne dessen Docht zu berühren No. 3, blowing out a candle an igniting a match by being only near the wick
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 158
Unknown Die Flammenschrift writing burns into piece of paper
Nov. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 11) 175
H. F. C. Suhr Der bezauberte Fünfmarkschein bill vanishes in flash of fire, appears again, flash paper bill
July 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 7) 109
Unknown Cardboard Figures Blow Out and Light a Candle non-magical science experiment
1902 The Modern Conjurer 306
Charles Lang Neil The Art of Shadowgraphy fourteen pages
1902 The Modern Conjurer 371
Phantome Ein moderner Erfinder - 8. stick burns away when broken
Related to Jan. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1) 10
Phantome Ein moderner Erfinder - 9. paper burns away
Related to Jan. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1) 10
Phantome Ein moderner Erfinder - 11. liquid catches fire by itself on spoon, chemical
Related to Jan. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1) 10
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli 3. Der Lichtanzünder transferring flame from candle to candle, held with the fingertips, special gimmick
1902 Moderne Magie 58
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Recipe for Flash Paper
1902 Moderne Magie 89
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli V. Spiritistische Spiegelfechtereien 1. Wanderung von Tinte und Wasser (ink and water transposition, glass and bottle)
2. Die Macht der magischen Mixtur (silk vanish, one placed over candle vanishes in a flash, silk appears in small bottle)
3. Feuer und Wasser (water starts to burn)
4. Das verschwindende Wasserglas (glass filled with water vanishes under handkerchief)
1902 Moderne Magie 92
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli IX. Colorado y maduro 1. Metamorphose (cigarette changes to cigar)
2. Ein Gleichgewichtsproblem (cigar is balanced on plate)
3. Transformation (silk production from smoke of a match)
4. Der gläserne Rauchfang (smoke appears in glass covered with silk)
1902 Moderne Magie 120
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XIII. Variatio Delectat 1. Feuer in den Fingerspitzen (flame of candle is ignited again with fingers)
2. Kerzen-Metamorphose (candle transforms into silk, wrapped in paper)
3. Wanderschaft (Tuch- und Teller-Kunststück) (silk vanishes and appears under plate)
4. Das Chamäleon-Tuch (silk changes color inside tube)
5. Das verschwindende Seidentuch (silk vanishes in paper cone)
1902 Moderne Magie 140
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XIX. Suggestion eines Obolus 1. Ein Autodafé (coin folded in paper vanishes in a flash)
2. Phönix (coin appears in glass, covered with silk)
3. Die wahrsagende Münze (coin in glass jumps, to answer questions, coding systems)
4. Der Karzer (glass and coin are covered with silk and placed inside a box where they vanish)
1902 Moderne Magie 178
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann The Smoke Apparatus chemical
1903 Later Magic 55
W. J. Collins A Magical Explosive chemical
1903 Later Magic 60
Professor Ernst Watch Vanish in Flash Paper
Related to 1903 Later Magic 140
Unknown The Wedding Ring and Flag finger ring wrapped in flash paper vanishes, flag changes into flowers, flag with ring inside appears in covered glass
1903 Later Magic 204
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann Dr. Avon's Glove Trick routine with gloves, sand frame, smoke apparatus, pull, ...
Also published here 1903 Later Magic 385
Unknown Magische Räucherungen smoke in rituals
Feb. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 2) 30
Carl Willmann Die Feuerschale fire bowl production
Jan. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 1) 7
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, stealing a silk, flash paper card
June 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 6) 95
A. J. Verschiedenes on travels to China and tricks he has seen there (eggs appear under bowl, ball to bird head, hay catches fire)
July 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 7) 109
Unknown Feuerzauber apparatus stand from which a card vanishes in a flash
Sep. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 9) 139
H. F. C. Suhr La carte du diable card vanishes in flash of fire, made from flash paper, ignites by itself
Jan. 1905 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 2) 18
Carl Anderson, William G. Edwards Tricks of the Trade compilation of tips on:
1. painting metal
2. glueing cloth
3. table tops
4. painting tables
5. table tops
6. "Anderson Inlaid Top"
7. silk handkerchief quality
8. sheet brass
9. soft & hard brass
10. velvet
11. brass tubing
12. "lighted candle from pocket"
13. candle oil
14. servante for glass of water
15. thread
16. wax
1909 The Art of Magic 289
L'Homme Masqué Magically Lighting a Candle or Cigarette gimmick on ring
1909 The Art of Magic 333
Joseph Michael Hartz Card, Coin and Candle coin wrapped in paper vanishes, reappears in chosen card, piece of paper into piece of candle
Related toAlso published here 1911 Later Magic 686
Joseph Michael Hartz Card, Coin and Candle coin wrapped in paper vanishes, reappears in chosen card, piece of paper into piece of candle
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 145
Albert Fellows, Stanley Collins Bottled Sunshine longer routine, tissue paper bursts into in fire, hole is burnt in a playing card with a reading-glass, three candles catch alight, third candle begins to melt
1920 Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 90
Edward Bagshawe "Lighting a Lighthouse" flashlight battery vanished from silk and reappears in flashlight which sits in a lighthouse model
1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 67
Oswald Rae A Suggested Combination wand wrapped in newspaper, signed cigarette changes into wand and newspaper is crushed, cigarette later found inside a candle
Also published here
  • "A Suggested Combination" in "The British Ring"
1930 Original Magic 45
Lu Brent Just a Shadow Performer stands behind a lit screen to cast a shadow, the Devil comes on stage to peel off the shadow, performer then disappears, Devil shown to be the performer (no method given, only the presentation)
1932 Novel Magic 41
Robert Gysel Spirit Light luminous paint on bottom of shoe
1933 Page Wright's Notebook 1
Theodore Annemann Water to Light Bulb "Thoughts in General"
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 58
Jean Hugard Production of the First Thimble: Various Methods five ways to produce a single thimble in a dramatic manner, some involving fire/flash paper
1936 Thimble Magic 20
Eddie Joseph 2nd. Finale two cups placed mouth on mouth, smoke from cigarette appears inside
1936 A Practical Lesson on Cups and Balls 5
Edward Bagshawe The Paper that Joins Up strip of paper attached to stand, center is covered by handkerchief, center is torn out and vanished (flash paper) and reappears restored in center
1936 ca. Twenty Magical Novelties 66
Robert Parrish The Flying Light Bulb bulb from lamp vanished, reappears lighted
1937 You'd be Surprised 59
Eddie Clever A Variation by Eddie Clever traveling light bulb
1937 You'd be Surprised 60
Unknown Pouring a Smoke pouring smoke from glass to glass
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 15
Unknown Fire-Eating routine with assistant and some byplay, relighting candle, candle bit off, smoke out of mouth, pole and ribbons from mouth, umbrella production
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 107
Unknown Hindu Fire Eating classic, stick with fire into mouth
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 114
Max Holden The Whole Art of Smoke Pictures blackening a plate with torch, then pictures are made by wiping out parts, longer write-up
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 115
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Cigarette in Electric Light Bulb bulb lights in hand, vanished cigarette appears inside
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 18
Unknown Revealed by Fire name of selected card appears on card in flash of fire
1938 Greater Magic 226
Unknown Flash Paper recipe
1938 Greater Magic 874
Roy Chapman A Practical Flashpot
1938 Greater Magic 875
Theodore Annemann Formula for making Colored Flashpaper
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 318
Stuart Robson Magic Mix Up fire cracker vanishes and reappears (apparatus)
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 344
Lenz Glowing Embers eating fakir stunt
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 412
William Taylor Puzzle Lamps circuit of four light bulbs
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 421
George Delaney A Magnetic Personality
  • magnetic/mesmerised cards
  • buzzing sound when touching metal
  • fire flash in the dark
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 61) 438
Franklin M. Chapman Crystal Gag Hollow Glass Ball, fills with smoke under silk
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 2) 4
Unknown A Silk Interlude silk vanishes in flash, actually flash paper
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 66
Unknown Smoke Ball for Billiard Ball Vanish hollow ball with hole for smoke appearance
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 87
Unknown Ring im Blitzfeuer ring is wrapped in flash paper and placed on inverted cup, ring penetrates cup
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 1) 9
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Brennendes Wasser published as ORU, water in bowl starts burning, chemical
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 2) 12
Abril Lamarque Match Gag gag in which match doesn't go out and is then put in pocket lightened
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 75) 498
Henry Hardin Trance Vision flashlight in bag to put over head to read in the dark
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 97) 599
Theodore Annemann Tip on Lighting Flash Paper
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 604
Theodore Annemann Paper Burns by Itself phosphor spit on it
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 109) 652
Gordon R. McKenney Silk Gone Mad handkerchief to egg combined with handkerchief to light bulb
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 122) 713
Howard Warringer The Flashing Fetish flashlight lights on it's own, also when batteries are removed, answers questions
Inspired by
  • "The Flashing Fetish" in "Genii" March, 1938. P. 232.
1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 9) 1
Hans "Severus" Ernst Magie mit Zündhölzer three tricks with matches
  • mathematical divination
  • growing match
  • producing smoke, burnt striking surface
Also published here
  • "The Magic Fan" July 1939.
1940 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 2 No. 1) 15
Martin Gardner Japanese Paper Bird bird fold that flaps its wings, application with flash paper and coin appearing from bird or traveling in bird
Inspired by
  • "Houdini's Paper Magic" (p. 117)
Related to
  • "Scientific Recreations" (Tissandier, 1881, French work)
1941 After the Dessert 11
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Magie mit Blitzpapier ideas with flash paper
  • I. Die geheimnisvolle Tafel
  • II. Pique Ass
  • III. Das Geld des Teufels
  • V. Ein Schlusseffekt
  • VI. Die Meteorkarte
Related to Sep. 1941 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 9) 3
Lloyd W. Chambers How Time Flies bowl of fire produced, fire changes to flowers, bowl changes to a clock, spring-hinged flap in bowl, clock drawn on bottom of bowl
1941 Original Ideas in Magic 3
Bruce Elliott Force forcing an ace with a special lighter
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 21) 89
Eddie Joseph The Fire Cracker from cup, "This will wake up the sleeping ones."
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 41
Eddie Joseph The Fire Fountain small firework from cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 42
Eddie Joseph Firing the Cup fire from cups
Related to
  • "The Flaming Cups" (earlier Eddie Joseph book on Cups and Balls)
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 43
Eddie Joseph Spontaneous Combustion palmed fire gimmick to produce fireworks from cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 43
Unknown Der Drucker verheimlicht ein magisches Geheimnis corrections to "Die Meteorkarte", deck is placed inside envelope and stuck on a wall, then the envelope is lit with cigarette, paper vanishes and all card fall on the floor but selection
Related to Feb. 1942 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 2) 3
Syl Reilly Ghostly Card in the Dark card image appears in dark room, luminous paint
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 373
Syl Reilly Date on a Borrowed Coin date appears as image in dark room, luminous paint
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 375
Syl Reilly A Selected Word word appears as image in dark room, luminous paint
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 375
Syl Reilly Spirit Answers word appears as image in dark room, luminous paint
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 375
Syl Reilly "Ghostlite" in the Dark Seance The Evil Eye, Spooky Lights, Apparitions of Spirit Articles, Ghostly Faces, Ectoplasm, Ghost Materialization, using luminous paint
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 379
Edward Saint Spirit Lights under Test Conditions seance style, luminous paint
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 383
Earl Morgan Rising Flame flame from match floats up to light cigarette
1943 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 15
Russel Walsh The Flash Card Stab deck wrapped in flash paper
Variations 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 282
Bob Hummer Take Your Hat Off (This will burn 'em up) with flash paper under cover of a hat
Also published here 1944 Six-Trix for 1944 6
John Mulholland Magic Flame sugar lump ignites and burns with blue flame, spectator cannot replicate this even with sugar from same bowl, lump dipped in cigar/cigarette ash
1944 The Art of Illusion 136
John Mulholland Jumping Flame two lit candles, after one is extinguished it is reignited from the other flame without touching it
1944 The Art of Illusion 137
James Upchurch Cold Fire - The Magic Torch fake blow torch, effects with cold fire (bulb of flash light), melting metal, boiling water and more
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 15
Paul Curry I.O.U dime is wrapped with paper and in a flash the paper vanishes, coin transforms to a penny. Under the npenny is a little circle of paper "IOU 9ct"
Related to 1945 My Best 161
James G. Thompson Jr. Moonlight Madness with flashlight bulb attached to the performer's rear
Related to 1945 My Best 265
Joan Brandon The Flaming Punch flame from liquid, piece for a magic bar routine
1945 My Best 292
Sid Lorraine A "Flash" Opener flash paper bill vanish
1945 My Best 320
Herman L. Weber Namreh's "Electrick" handkerchief and bill are shot into a light bulb, apparatus
1945 My Best 337
Robert A. Nelson Spirit Flashes in the Dark burning balls of red fire
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 18
Shaman Shaman's Lucifers two matchboxes, in one the matches are burnt, then they change places with the unburnt matches in the other matchbox
Related to
  • Stuart Robson's "Tips on Flashpaper"
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 83) 336
Joseph K. Schmidt Flash Paper Interlude flash appears, cigarette ignites palmed flash paper
Nov. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 6) 164
Henry Weisl, Robert Greene Letters of Fire card value burns itself into paper stretched in a frame, paper index on back of cards
Related to Nov. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 6) 166
Milbourne Christopher Flowers from the Flame bouquet from flash of fire, one-handed production from sleeve
Dec. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 7) 172
Unknown Flash Paper some information
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 23
Milbourne Christopher Christopher's Flaming Napkin paper napkin bursts into flames, using only little flash paper
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 23
L. Hopple, Ed. Prendergast Aladdin's Lamp handkerchief turns into lighted lamp
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 30
King Stevenson Card on Light Bulb electric light bulb, cards are sprung against the light bulb and the silhouette of the card appears on it
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 107) 432
Milbourne Christopher Colored Flash Paper uses for colored flash paper for: silk vanish, torn and restored tissue, silk to egg, lapel flower
Jan. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 184
Hen Fetsch Flower Flash liquid poured in pot and flowers appear in a flash
1946 Milk Pitcher Magic 10
Hen Fetsch Fire Flowers paper cone is filled with milk and ignited, changes to flowers
1946 Milk Pitcher Magic 14
Hen Fetsch Dove Flash milk poured into paper cone, cone is ignited and changes into dove
1946 Milk Pitcher Magic 17
Hen Fetsch Comedy Combo combination with "Abbott's Comedy Glass", milk disappears in cone and glass is stretched to make room for milk to reappear
1946 Milk Pitcher Magic 18
J. B. Bobo The Exploding Thimble vanish with sound effect
1947 Watch This One! 119
Billy McComb William's Hot Book flames from a book
Related to 1947 The First Book of William 32
Billy McComb Assorted Gaglets of the William Brand gags with, thimbles, a mouse trap, a spring snake, with ropes, hair, light bulbs, coffee beans, diminishing cards, cracking a spectator's arm, dead rat
Variations 1947 The First Book of William 37
Billy McComb William Amid the Fakirs gazing at a match causing it to ignite
1947 The First Book of William 42
Jerry Hornak Producing two Flashes of Flame when lighting a cigarette
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 16
Kenny Grosse Flashpaper idea
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 164) 658
Unknown How to make Flash Paper
1948 Principles and Deceptions 80
U. F. Grant, Winston Freer The Effect of Freer's Challenge Lite Bulb recount of Winston Freer's floating light bulb, method posed as a challenge to readers
Oct. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 3
U. F. Grant Two on a Match match blown out, yet can still ignite flash paper which then ignites match again
Oct. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 11
Don Tanner Writing with Fire lit cigarette touched on paper, a flame starts burning along a line on the paper, writing a word or design, chemical
Dec. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 3) 11
Harlan Tarbell Mysterious Firecrackers differend colored firecrackers change places
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 231
Jack Yeager "Flash" Cigarette in Handkerchief flash paper in thumb tip
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 16
Dr. Stanley Jaks, Bruce Elliott Mortell selected card appears on a paper under skull, flash paper
Also published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 173) 692
Bob Hummer Hot Head with flash paper under cover of a hat
Also published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 174) 699
John A. M. Howie Pyromaniac with two paper matches and flash paper
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 175) 700
Unknown Indestructible Bill bill soaked in whiskey burns without damage
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 6
Unknown Penny Game puzzle with cigarettes, glass, coin and paper, set-up for joke with flash paper
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 24
Bob Lewis Coin in Flash Paper coin becomes smaller coin after being wrapped in flash paper which is burned, funny message remains on left-over paper circle
Jan. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 4) 12
U. F. Grant The Spirit House light in doll house goes on and off to answer questions
Jan. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 4) 13
Don Tanner Another Impossible Card Flight light bulb shown empty, wrapped in handkerchief and given to spectator, card travels inside
Mar. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 5 & 6) 13
U. F. Grant Brain-Storms in Magic - Flight of a Handkerchief borrowed handkerchief burned in a flash, reappears in paper cone, "by WT"?!
Mar. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 5 & 6) 15
Felix Korim Silk to Light Bulb
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 4
Don Tanner A Bill Restoration And Transposition borrowed dollar bill burns in a flash and appears in previously empty envelope
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 9
Don Tanner The Dead Return spectator writes question on card which is put in envelope, envelope burns in a flash and question is now on other side of envelope
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 11
George F. Wright The Wright Silk in Lite Bulb
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 11
Cliff Lesta Smoke Rays Handling
Inspired by July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 13
Felix Korim Flame from Candle to Bulb flame carried from candle to light bulb
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 14
U. F. Grant Atomic Energy fire explosion in glass
Sep. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 3
Jack Chanin From the Private Files of Chanin paper napkin bursts into flame and restores again, three variations
1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 194) 774
Lewis Ganson The Smoking Clay Pipes smoke production from clay pipes
1950 Routined Manipulation — Part One 104
Jack Yeager Pistol and Silk with flash paper cone
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 10
Floyd Catlin Magic Flame rolling up a newspaper an blowing through it, with lighted match, flame comes from tube
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 27
Bill Nord Ex-straw-dinary paper from a straw twists like a snake when water is dropped on it, then when touched with a cigarette it vanishes
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 234) 937
Leslie Spiewak Lucifer's Sleight as "Les Spewack", coin is produced in a flash, matchbox
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 234) 937
Dick Piser Piser's Flaming Boutonniere handkerchief changes into boutonniere in a flash
Related to 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 242) 969
Don Alan It's Flashy! sponge balls appear in a flash, with flash paper
1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 5
Norman Jensen Cigarette on Flashpaper
Also published here 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 257) 1029
Walter Essman Light(er) lighter gag, with fake lighter
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 264) 1056
Dick Piser Flash on the Glass piece of paper napkin bursts in flames and vanishes
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 264) 1056
Unknown Piff Paff Puff cut and restored rope, knots made of flash paper to restore rope
1952 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 13 No. 5) 53
Eugene L. Bulson May I Borrow Your Light, Sir? clever gimmick to remove a flame from lighter / candle
1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 30
Yellowstone Tricky Tidbits ideas, gags and puns
  • Joy Buzzer
  • Flexible Glass
  • Bill in Cigarette
  • Sucker Silk Vanish
  • Coin in Egg
  • Dancing Hanky
  • Egg Bag Finish
  • Swallowing Wand Gag
  • Stamp Album
  • Diminishing Bills Finale
  • Torn and Restored Paper
  • Floating Bulb
  • Milk in Light Bulb
  • Handkerchief Frame
  • Hat Production
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954)
Laurie Ireland The Human Volcano smoke and sparkles from mouth, paper ribbons are then produced
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954) 17
Roy Benson Dollar Poof flash bill gag
Also published here 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 306) 24
Dick Piser In a Flash ball is wrapped in paper, paper is lighted with a match and changes into a silk
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 312) 51
John Murray A Flash Gordon Stunt Flash Gordon them, Flash Paper
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 318) 80
Don Alan Flash String Ideas gags and ideas
  • No.3 card is found with flash string and stripper deck
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 320) 87
Unknown Flash String Idea for cut and restored string
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 320) 88
Karrell Fox A Striking Interlude jokes with exploding match, chainsmoker and getting hump on back because of smoking Camel
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 14
Karrell Fox Light's Out card to lightbulb, missing corner matches
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 18
Karrell Fox A Highlight gag with light
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 30
Eddie Joseph The Flame in the Bottle match is placed inside empty spirit bottle and flame and sound is produced, performer can repeat it but spectator will fail
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 4
Gaylord E. Hill Snappo Zippo! Zippo lighter snaps open and is lighted with a snap
Related to 1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 331) 132
Gaylord E. Hill Atomic Pearls Bit joke with explosive fireworks attached to cards
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 332) 138
Don Alan Bits with Exploding Pellets gags with exploding pellets, loaded dice and exploding match
1956 Pretty Sneaky 37
Don Alan Flash String Ideas
  • with a coin box
  • string puzzle
  • deck is bound with flash string, cards fall performer holds selection
1956 Pretty Sneaky 39
Otto Stolina Pyropapier - Tricks und Anregungen ideas and tips using flash paper
  • Eine lustige Zigarettenvorführung
  • Seiltricks, noch rätselhafter
  • Die Tüte als Aschenbecher
  • Der magische Tabak
  • Papierzerreissen
1956 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 1) 460
Jupp "Bramagura" Steinbach Pyro chosen card appears in flash paper envelope
  • Feuerkarte im Umschlag
1957 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 4) 510
Jean Hugard Das Raketentuch silk appears knotted between two others which were wrapped in flash paper
1957 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 4) 519
Allessandro A Cigarette Routine cigarettes are produced, then removing flame from candle and vanishing candle with handkerchief
1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 13
Al Murdy Smoke From Your Fingertips using burnt striking part of matchbox
Related to 1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 32
Bobby Bernard Flash Gypsy Thread after restoring the thread, it vanishes in a flame
1958 Magic in Miniature 5
Bobby Bernard Entertaining Close Up Magic. Demonstration Effect. Coin in Ball of Wool brief, with flash string
1958 Magic in Miniature 6
Bobby Bernard Original Close Up Magic. Demonstration Effect. Magic Music. brief, chosen tune on paper cannot be burnt
1958 Magic in Miniature 7
Edwin Leist-Bernini, Gaston "Gasbor" Borgeaud Die elektrische Glühbirne on the invention of the electric light bulb
1958 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 5) 739
Edwin Leist-Bernini Eine unmögliche Möglichkeit light bulb lights up when placed inside mouth, eating candle
Also published here
  • in "Magie" 1938
1958 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 5) 740
Oran Bailey Dent Trickities II more ideas
  • Scarf Tray (scarf on table to reduce mess of confetti etc.)
  • Portable Flash Pot Filament
  • Simplicity Card Box (to vanish or produce a card, Z-Fold)
  • Wallpaper Decoration
1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 5
Tony Corinda The Flames of Zor with flash paper and water
1959 Billets 194
Al Koran "Inexplicable" spectator writes city on a billet and a clipped with a bulldog clip, several more billets are introduced, when touched with a cigarette they vanish, except one on which the same city is noted as on the spectator's billet
1959 Billets 195
Tony Corinda Novel Revelation of a Selected Word page is set on fire, everything burns down except a circle with the selected word
1959 Book Tests 212
Tony Corinda (10) Spirit Lights small sparks of light, wire wool and battery
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 281
Unknown Farbiges Blitzpapier ideas using colored flash paper
1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 6) 882
Unknown ... und wieder "Blitzpapier" idea for using flash paper in combination with cups and balls
1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 6) 883
Bill Simon Asche verschwindet using flash paper as ashtray
1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 6) 884
Jack Yeager The Tricky Trio as John Yeager, three ideas
  • smoke from striking surface of matchbox
  • Dove in Balloon
  • Milk Pitcher Flash
Related to 1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 36
Bruce Elliott Pennysworth of Magic coin on Zippo lighter
1960 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 352) 235
Bruce Elliott ZIP bill to lighter
1960 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 352) 236
Al Hancuff Book a Blaze self-made burning book
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 45
Unknown Idea for Ring on Wand gag, light bulb appearance under handkerchief as climax
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 360) 270
Hubert Lambert Phoenix Phantastique card is torn and put in napkin which is lighted, card it is reproduced in a flash
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 361) 271
Dr. Stanley Jaks Jaks Totenkopfexperiment name of card appears on piece of flash paper, with miniature skull
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 42
Leo Behnke "Allow Me" lighter transforms into matchbook
1962 Entertaining Close Up 11
Leo Behnke Fortune Stars stone in spectator's hand changes color several times, then wrapped in paper it disappears in a flash, fortune telling presentation
1962 Entertaining Close Up 12
Gerard "Bruno" Bruning The Flash Silver and Copper silver and copper coin wrapped in flash paper in ash tray, lighted, copper penetrates ash tray, "Gerald Bruning"
1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 471
Karl Fulves Method for Madness medium in other room, card cut to in borrowed deck in darkness with flashlight, medium divines card, then has actual card in hand
Related to Feb. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 22
Patrick Page To Vanish a Cigarette Lighter
1966 The Topit Handbook 7
Piet Forton The Popokatepetlpaper Produce dollar bill with flash paper
Also published here 1967 Piet Forton Lecture Notes 7
Piet Forton Popokatepetl-Paper production of dollar bill with flash paper, burning candle from inside the coat
Also published here 1968 Piet Forton Seminar 6
Bob Ostin The "Four-In-One" Routine coin changes to matches, coin flurry, coin changes to cigarette and lighter is produced
Inspired byVariations 1968 Fingertip Fantasies 17
Sam Lebeoff A Canticle candle does not extinguish underneath glass, but when it is removed
Jan. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 3) 233
Len Gardner Mad Money One, Five and Ten dollar bills borrowed and dropped in glasses, One and Five dollar bills vanish in flame and reappear folded inside Ten dollar bill, see p. 289 for reference
Related to
  • suggestion by John Hudak on p. 314
Oct. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 287
Eddie Joseph Yogi's Gaze newspaper catches fire by itself, chemical
  • My Introduction to "Yogi's Gaze"
  • Preparation
  • The Prime Presentation
  • Points to Remember
  • Alternative Presentation
Related to 1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 259
Jack Bateman Flaming Torch to Cane
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 25
Pete Biro Funkenring Fun
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 55
Lee Wayne Paper to Silver as Le Wayne, two coins vanish in piece of paper and are produced from burnt bill
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 134
Art Spring Divining Cup numbered slips with information written by spectators in cup, performer divines contents, slips secretly burned via flash paper
Oct. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 367
Roy Walton Devilish Die die wrapped in flash paper is rolled, paper burned, rolled number counted down to, card predicted on paper piece underneath die
Related toAlso published here Winter 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 383
Marvyn Roy Spook Light small flash light is dropped in a bottle, starts to move
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 14) 68
Walter B. Gibson Ashes of the Phoenix burnt and restored paper
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 16) 77
Al Portwood Thought Picture ghost photo à la Ted Serious, index of selection appears, fake camera
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 20) 97
Gerald Kosky Up in Flames several pieces of paper, marked "fire proof" and one "up in flames", that paper burns when touched with a match
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 34) 168
Peter Warlock Flash Paper and Silks two blue silks with yellow silk in between bundled up, flash paper changes into yellow silk, between blue silks is now flash paper
1971 ca. Dingle's Deceptions 10
Wilfrid Jonson Swindles comedy patter about swindles, silk vanishes and reappears, paper fold vanish of coin with flash paper, coin reappears in orange, borrowed watch vanishes and does not reappear with gag, see also p. 565 and p. 585
Inspired by
  • a monologue by G. W. Hunter in an early Wizard or Magic Wand issue
Also published here
  • "Swindles" (Thayer's Trick Of The Month Club, Series 2, No. 10, April 1933)
June 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 8) 529
Billy McComb The Clay Pipe smoking clay pipes
1972 McComb's Magic — 25 Years Wiser 107
Billy McComb Light Humour light bulb, painted half black
1972 McComb's Magic — 25 Years Wiser 136
Billy McComb Hot Stuff foil gets hot, chemical
1972 McComb's Magic — 25 Years Wiser 141
Billy McComb Ear! Ear! shooting-combinatin-flash wand
1972 McComb's Magic — 25 Years Wiser 147
Carl Newton Inspiration from the French two cards selected from ten-card packet, cards in row on card stand and a piece of tissue in front of each, tissue touched with cigarette, bright flashes at selections
Related to Mar. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 603
Robert (Bob) Hess Flame Test two paper slips, on one the spectator draws a demonic symbol, this vanishes in a flash
Sep. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 653
Unknown ¿Fuma Ud. Boligrafos? smoking a pen, with a match
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 21
Paul Curry IOU quarter is wrapped with paper and in a flash the paper vanishes, coin transforms to a nickel. Under the nickel is a little circle of paper "IOU 20ct"
1974 Paul Curry Presents 25
Amedeo Vacca Flash Teatro fire flashs appear in the hands, opening
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 18
Amedeo Vacca, Milbourne Christopher Flash-X pieces of paper in spectator's hand, Xs drawn on other pieces, the vanish in fire, Xs now on pieces in spectator's hand
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 33
Karl Fulves Something Bright "Problems", green light bulb in handkerchief lights and turns red when held over selected card, posed as problem, see p. 874 for credit information
Nov. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 820
Patrick Page 3. Lighter through Table with a Miller- Holdout
Also published here 1974 Ten Thoughts on Close-Up 3
Pete Biro Glittering ring vanishes and appears in a flash (paper) at end of a pointer
Related toVariations July 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 11) 125
Faucett Ross Fountain of Silks Lots of silks are produced
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 45
Jerry Mentzer I. O. U. silver dollar wrapped in paper, ignited, flash, giant penny remains with an "I.O.U. 99 cent" note
Inspired by
  • trick by Pete Watt from MAES Convention, 1971
1975 Super Cents 20
Jim Alfredson Mind Flare flash in hand, with lighter
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 138) 688
Milbourne Christopher Silber zu Gold silver lighter changes into gold lighter
Also published here
  • The Gen, July 1952
Nov. 1975 Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 1&2) 15
Ali Bongo Sterling Embryo two different-colored tissue papers and borrowed bill are rolled up and put on upside-down glasses, bill vanishes, white paper burns, in red paper is white paper and inside bill
Inspired by
  • "Embryo" (Pentagram)
Related toAlso published here
  • New Pentagram, Dec. 1972
Nov. 1975 Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 1&2) 28
Jock Crombie A Gag From Crombo lighter gag
July 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 11) 280
Jan Heins, Carl Lauchli Firewater gag, with a lighter a burst of flame comes from a half empty drink
Dec. 1976 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 4) 343
Al Mann Dinner Table Yoga playing with a burning cotton ball, eventually eating it
1976 Mental-Ettes 10
Eddie Fields Spongeball Climax Spongeballs burst into flames
1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 73
Karl Fulves Chink-a-Chink Ideas puzzle pieces gather and assemble themselves, different versions, no methods given
1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #5) 929
David Berglas Flash Magic on pyro flash material
1976 The David Berglas File No. 1 11
David Berglas Match Replay paper is ignited with blown out match, then paper is blown out and match burns again
1976 The David Berglas File No. 1 13
David Berglas F-L-A-S-H! fire flash appears, apparently strong drink, using cigarette to ignite flash paper
1976 The David Berglas File No. 1 15
David Berglas Flick-Flash shooting a fire ball through the room, flash paper ball
1976 The David Berglas File No. 1 17
Jerry Mentzer Matchbook to Silk
1976 Second Lecture 1
Erwin Schussel Psi-Q chosen one of three lighters is made to not work anymore
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 167) 832
Karrell Fox Tarzan Rope Trick with a "Flashy" Finish rope cut in half, knotted together, knot ignited and it burns away in a flash
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 135
Karrell Fox Hot Flashes center fold in Playboy magazine with "bunny" picture gos up in flames
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 195
Burling Hull Ball of Paper Held by Spectator Bursts into Flame chemical
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 32
James Douglas Rückgewinnung cover sheets torn off magazine, they vanish in a flash of fire and are then shown to be back
Also published here
  • Pentagram, Aug. 1947
June 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 4) 78
Bob Ostin Four In One Routine - Plus One variation on routine in Fingertip Fantasies, coin changes to matches, coin flurry, coin changes to cigarette and lighter is produced
VariationsAlso published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 10
Eric Mason Cubism card is burnt into flash cube
Sep. 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 1) 458
Danton Voodoo Doll voodoo doll in box, body part is pierced by spectator, five pellets are contacted with lighter and four disappear in a flame, written on the fifth is the selected body part
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 171) 851
Roy Walton Der Teufelswürfel die wrapped in flash paper is rolled, paper burned, rolled number counted down to, card predicted on paper piece underneath die
Also published here Mar. 1977 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 2) 80
Fred Robinson, Mark Weston, Tommy Wonder Where There's Smoke pencil gag, magnetic (Mark Weston)
flame of a lighter and handkerchief (Jos Bema / Tommy Wonder)
Jan. 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 514
Fred Robinson, Bob Hamilton Where There's Smoke
  • bar bet with a match box
  • matchbox and coin, divine if heads or tails, stooge
  • match in hand, matchbox balanced on back of the hand, box is tossed and match ignited
  • remove flame from lighter to light cigarette, gag
June 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 10) 588
Karrell Fox, Fred Robinson, Martin Breese, Fred Snooks Where There's Smoke
  • smoking thumb, by inhaling smoke of a match (sent in by Martin Breese)
  • smoke a matchbox
  • split a burning match to give fire
  • extinguish a match by blowing in the opposite sleeve, paper match (Karrel Fox)
  • joke, matches and water (Fred Snooks)
July 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11) 603
Paul Fox Cashing a Cheque paper transforms into bill in flash
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 144
John Cornelius Fireworks "Curiosities"
lit match is placed behind back and comes out out (gag), then in repeat it comes out lit again
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1181
Van Cleve Curse of Darkness "Curiosities"
candle is lighted, flame shrinks to glow and expands again
Also published here
  • "Curse of Darkness" (Van Cleve, Weird Magic)
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 15) 1211
Stephen Minch The Eye of Alhazred chosen symbol appears chemically on paper, with fire
Also published here 1979 Lovecraftian Ceremonies 11
Stephen Minch Pickman's Model stain appears on table under statue, then statue moves and disappears
Also published here 1979 Lovecraftian Ceremonies 16
John Fealey Smokey smoke from mouth, with match, smoking thumb
June 1979 The Talon (Issue 4) 40
Roy Benson Blitzverschwinden flash bill gag
Also published here Dec. 1979 Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 3&4) 102
Milbourne Christopher Noch ein Pyropapier-Geldscheintrick bill burns in a flash instead of slowly, gag
Dec. 1979 Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 3&4) 103
Michael Ammar Signed Bill in Lightbulb
Also published here 1980 The Command Performance — Premier Issue 21
Karl Fulves More Real more ideas with the paper animation idea, flash paper application, fortune telling fish
1980 Interlocutor (Issue 43) 170
Bob Hummer Hot Head with flash paper under cover of a hat
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 2
Bob Hummer Take Your Hat Off same as Hot Head, not explained
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 23
Shogen / Zen Heat Wave medallion becomes really hot, foil
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 255) 1272
Terry Tyson Burn, Witch with evil name, wrapped in foil, becomes hot
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 269) 1341
Tony Andruzzi Hot Stuff paper with information starts to burn, information is revealed
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 271) 1352
Bob Fitch Productions - Steals - Loads stealing from the topit, with applications
  • XII-A. Direct Steal
    • 1) Egg on fan
    • 2) Invisible deck
    • 3) Cups & Balls
    • 4) Dye Tube
    • 5) Produce scissors
    • 6) Balloon to Dove
    • 7) Flames from Hands
    • 8) Fishbowl production
    • 9) Fountain of Silks
  • XII-B. Indirect Steal
    • 1) Rabbit and Tray
    • 2) Molding a Rabbit
1980 Topit Again & Again 5
Stuart Williams Thermo Static! electric lighter lights even without battery
1980 The Talon (Issue 6) 89
Steve Beam A Little Light On The Subject gag with flashlight for the beginning of a close-up show
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 5
Kevin Justice The Big Time fake lime and flashlight, limelight pun
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 7
Ken Brooke Penknife Routine
Also published here 1980 Ken Brooke's Magic — The Unique Years 50
Ken De Courcy The Electrified Passing Cards both spectators hold a rope with light bulb in center that lights up as a card passes
1980 Cards in Cabaret 28
George Blake "Flash!" reading funny things from newspaper, it vanishes in a flash, then cigarette vanishes in handkerchief, with more elaborate version for magicians
1980 After Dinner Technique 49
Ken De Courcy Blue Spotitis blue spot on performer's nose, spots are "caught" with paper fortune teller fold and poured into hand, then into ashtray where they vanish in flash
1980 Blue Spotitis 16
Ken De Courcy, Billy McComb The Blood Feast of the Sun tissue paper crumpled up by spectator, it bursts into flames by itself, chemical
1980 ca. The Blood Feast of the Sun 2
Al Mann Pyro-Sorcery newspaper starts burning by willpower, eight methods
1981 The Shattered Chalice 1
Unknown Arrested Oxidation paper does not burn until performer wants to
1981 The Shattered Chalice 5
Al Mann The Ghost Bullet gimmick for shattering glasses or light bulps
1981 The Shattered Chalice 9
Paul Harris Heart Burn corner of card stroken on match-book, ignites and burns
Also published here 1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 99
Stephen Tucker Kodek rising card from case, with
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 4) 68
Tom Craven Poof! pellets wrapped in aluminium foil and held over flame, paper with dead name vanishes inside foil
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 288) 1438
Stan Blumenthal Light Source crystal ball starts to glow green
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 293) 1462
Leo Kostka Aura Effect flash cube flashes by concentrating on it
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 296) 1479
Norman Jensen Magisches Zigarettendrehen
Also published here June 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2) 75
David Ben Holy Smoke rolled flash paper becomes cigarette, two half dollars appear and change into bill
Jan. 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 1) 972
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Cinders several paper balls, on is selected, the other are out of flash paper and are burned, the selected one has a prediction written on it
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 29
George Schindler Flaming Assembly small Rubik's cube solves itself when covered in flash paper and ignited, switch
1982 The Magic of the Cube 15
Paul Brignall Micky. microphone on radio, cable / wire cut and restored
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 10) 178
Paul Brignall Whoooooosh!!! joke for vanishing cigarette, flash paper
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 47
Wayne Dobson Chain Reaction ring appears on chain, with flash paper
Related toVariations 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 16) 300
Stephen Tucker Zap small piece of paper is put in cloths pin and ignited, a coin appears in a flash, see also p. 388 for comments by Phil Goldstein
Related toAlso published here 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 16) 308
David Britland Shocker paper burns in a flash and becomes a coin
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 17) 329
Richard Tuckerman Torn and Restored Paper flash paper
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 20) 391
Meir Yedid Production of a Coin with Flash Paper
1982 Close-Up Hallucinations 12
John Cornelius, Meir Yedid Flash Cigarette Papers
1982 Close-Up Hallucinations 21
Michael Ammar Flash Coins coins appear in pyro flashes, with lighter
Also published here Nov. 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 11) 841
John Carney Crystal Flash crystal inside handkerchief lights up over selection
1983 Carney Knowledge 52
Joseph Dunninger Into the Air Method 8 (with flash paper)
1983 Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 15
Joseph Dunninger A Sensational Test methods for gaining information, with assistants
  • An Unusual Dramatic Interlude (pre-show)
  • Returning Marked Envelopes to Spectators During the Speciality (unopened, flashlight)
  • Another Method (gist written on envelope)
  • Another Ruse (gist on watch)
1983 A Simplified Crystal Gazing Speciality 6
Unknown Fireworks No. 14, orange peeling squeezed over flame
1983 101 Psychic Tests 6
Al Mann Card Location No. 15, selection is found by holding it over a flame and little fireworks is seen
1983 101 Psychic Tests 6
Al Mann Fireballs No. 17, in dark seance room
1983 101 Psychic Tests 6
Unknown Fingertip Ghosts No. 20, luminous paint
1983 101 Psychic Tests 6
Unknown Diabolical Eyes No. 21, light shoots from eyes of medium in dark seance room
1983 101 Psychic Tests 7
Unknown Luminous Eyes No. 22, eyes on poster glow in the dark, luminous paint
1983 101 Psychic Tests 7
Al Mann Causing Beutifull Explosions in the Seance Room No. 25, glowing bubbles explode when set on fire
1983 101 Psychic Tests 7
Unknown The Tongues of Hades No. 91, flames are seen in dark seance room
1983 101 Psychic Tests 26
Michael Ammar Flash Coins three coins appear from flame of lighter, then lighter changes into fourth coin, topit
Also published here 1983 Encore III 11
Eddie Taytelbaum, Stephen Tucker Flash of Light collection of ideas
  • for the rising card, two cards rise aligned (Taytelbaum)
  • card changes while removing rubber band from wrist (Taytelbaum)
  • Miracle Aces, to produce a Full House (Tucker)
  • rope restoration with flash paper (Tucker)
  • rope vanish idea (Tucker)
Inspired by 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 24) 455
Stephen Tucker Soul Searcher contract with devil, vanishes in flames, gag
Related to 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 27) 531
Pascal Monmoine Flashy glass through table idea, flash paper
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 29) 558
Michael Ammar, Adam Fleischer, Paul Harris, Daryl Martinez Freeze Dried Flame flame from match is removed and freezes, flame is placed back on match
1983 The Magic Hedonists Brainstorm In The Bahamas 104
Pascal Monmoine On Flash Thread ideas and gags
May 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1236
Roy Cottee The Hole(y) Tearer routine with paper napkin
  • hole torn in center, torn out piece is smaller than hole
  • both rolled up and bigger ball vanishes when lit
  • match vanishes and found in smaller ball
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 115
Unknown The Flame Thru the Hanky flame of lighter is moved around handkerchief, no harm
1984 Magic from the Parade #1 6
Jan Torell Die Ghost-Tube und der besondere Dreh handkerchief production with ghost tube, way to apparently show both sides, with flash light
1984 Rund um den Zaubertisch 38
Dick Koornwinder Magicube revisited tip on releasing flash cube as addition to photographic coin routine
1984 Diverting Kreations 12
Jerry Mentzer Glitter Ring borrowed finger ring crushed to dust, reappears when flash paper is burned
1984 Magic with Finger Rings 58
Peter Samelson Samelson's Sensational Sponge Ball Surprise cigarette paper changes to sponge ball in flash of fire,
1984 Theatrical Close-Up 35
Steve Beam Camera Tricks FISM Flash gag
1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 9) 155
Steve Beam Flash Finale flames from coin purse, as a finale to The Thing, gag
1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 12) 196
Karl Fulves The Shadow No. 40, cut-out of dog head with eyes closed, put in envelope, shadow seen, eyes suddenly open and are really open when taken out
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 73
Michael Ammar Lighter Vanish topit
1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 36
Wayne Kyzer Night Writer prediction, blank card, writing is seen with flashlight, see also p. 264 for additional ideas by Phillip Young
1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 14) 240
Terri Rogers Flash Paper flower made from flash paper
Also published here 1986 Secrets 77
John Kennedy Haunted Candle Flame candle flame travels around
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 8) 18
Wayne Kyzer Over Lightly gag, anti-smoking, lighter transforms into small sign
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 17) 285
Gary Hipp Scorcher match burns and apparently performer forgets it, it burns without burning the fingers
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 19) 323