127 entries in Balloon
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Air Balloon described and how to make one, as has lately been done in France and England how to make air balloons with inflammable air, followed by an introduction to planets and zodiac signs and their astrological meaning
  • To make Inflammable Air
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 13
Howard Thurston The Inexhaustible Hat producing several inflated balloons from hat, gas tube system
1909 The Art of Magic 333
Unknown Balloons from a Hat small for load, balloons expand by itself with chemicals
Also published here 1911 Later Magic 571
Unknown Balloons from a Hat small for load, balloons expand by itself with chemicals
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 17
Caryl S. Fleming Inflating Balloons for Production
1938 Greater Magic 876
Franklin V. Taylor Blow Up marked coin penetrates inflated balloon
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 3) 11
Arthur C. Nelson Balloon to a Bouquet of Flowers balloon inflated with cigarette transforms into flowers
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 19
U. F. Grant Balloon Restored balloon put in paper bag, it bursts, then restored
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 15
Tom Ransom No Bop Balloon needle through balloon
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 312) 51
Tony Corinda (7) Novel Adaption of the "Card in Balloon" prediction of a number is inside a balloon
1958 Predictions 113
Jim Sommers Balloon Creatures two animals
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 49
Oran Bailey Dent Trickities 3
  • "Watch Pocke" Gag
  • "Gone" Line
  • Production Gag
  • Rope Gimmick Tip
  • Liquid Air Hole Release
  • Balloon Breaking Gimmick
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 22
Allessandro Merry Ideas from My Notebook Christmas themed presentation ideas for Pin Cushion Balloons and The Color Changing Ribbon
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 40
John Morrissy Balloon Trix tricks and ideas with balloons
  • Color Changing Balloon
  • The Boy and The Balloon
  • The Bouncing Balloon
  • The Rocketship Balloon
  • Electric Balloon
  • Article in Balloon
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 19
Alan Shaxon The Magical Compère joke for MC work, balloon bangs
1970 My Kind of Magic 65
Bob McAllister Ungimmicked Balloon Penetration with tube as cover
Also published here 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 186
Bob McAllister Linking Balloons balloon rings
Also published here 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 383
Rudolf Braunmüller Zauberei mit Ballonen magic with balloons, sections:
  • a. Allgemeine Tips und Hinweise
  • b. Durchdringungseffekte
  • c. Der Kartenballon
  • d. Komische Effekte
  • e. Mentaleffekte
  • f. Produktions- und Verwandlungseffekte
  • g. Verschiedene Effekte
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 9
Rudolf Braunmüller Das Verschließen eines Ballons sealing a balloon
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 10
Rudolf Braunmüller Das Laden eines Ballons mit Produktionsartikeln how to load a balloon with production items
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 11
Rudolf Braunmüller Allgemeine Tips general tips on working with balloons
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 11
Peter McDonald, Sam Dalal, Edwin Hooper Komische Effekte gags with balloons, "Die laufenden Frankfurter"
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 25
Kay Thomas Mentaleffekte - 1. when balloons are burst, the name of a chosen child becomes visible
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 29
Don Tanner Mentaleffekte - 2. balloons on board are covering names, spectator tosses darts on them until one bursts, the name that becomes visible is predicted
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 30
Ali Bongo Mentaleffekte - 3. six different-colored balloons, performer has paper bag over his head, spectator bursts balloons one by one and performer names correct colors
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 31
Joseph J. Kolar Produktions- und Verwandlungseffekte - 7. vanished silks appear in balloon
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 35
Len Belcher Verschiedene Effekte - 4. routine with balloon and production tubes
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 37
Rudolf Braunmüller Ballondurchdringung ohne Bedeckung needle through balloon, no cover
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 12
Rudolf Braunmüller Ballondurchdringung mit Bedeckung penetration with cover tube, intro
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 12
Arthur Setterington Ballondurchdringung mit Hilfe einer präparierten Hülle - (1) penetration of balloon with gaffed cover tube
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 12
Richard Himber Ballondurchdringung mit Hilfe einer präparierten Hülle - (2) penetration of balloon with gaffed cover tube
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 13
Ian Adair Ballondurchdringung mit Hilfe einer präparierten Hülle - (3) penetration of balloon with gaffed cover tube
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 13
Joe Bruno Ballondurchdringung mit Hilfe einer präparierten Hülle - (4) penetration of balloon with gaffed cover tube
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 14
Bill Daukes Ballondurchdringung mit Hilfe einer präparierten Hülle - (5) penetration of balloon with gaffed cover tube
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 15
John A. Cutts Ballondurchdringung mit Hilfe einer präparierten Hülle - (6) penetration of balloon with gaffed cover tube
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 16
Bob McAllister Ballondurchdringung mit Hilfe einer unpräparierten Hülle - (1) penetration of balloon with ungaffed cover tube
Also published here Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 16
Bill Taylor Ballondurchdringung mit Hilfe einer unpräparierten Hülle - (2) penetration of balloon with ungaffed cover tube
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 17
Ian Adair Verschiedene Effekte - 1. nut penetrates balloon
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 35
Bob McAllister Verschiedene Effekte - 3. linking rings with balloons
Also published here Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 36
Rudolf Braunmüller Produktions- und Verwandlungseffekte - 5. self-inflating balloons as production items
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 34
Karrell Fox The "Wiggly" Apple green balloon apple made, burst, a sponge rubber snake appears from within
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 35
Unknown The Balloon Apple how to make an apple from a balloon
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 35
Alan Shaxon Balloon to Rabbit balloon in hutch transforms into rabbit
Also published here 1976 Practical Sorcery 34
Lewis Ganson Produktions- und Verwandlungseffekte - 1. color changing balloon
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 32
Alan Shaxon Produktions- und Verwandlungseffekte - 2. balloon in drawer box changes into rabbit
Also published here Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 32
Lewis Ganson Produktions- und Verwandlungseffekte - 3. routine for color-changing balloons
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 33
Hen Fetsch Produktions- und Verwandlungseffekte - 4. balloon to appearing cane
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 33
Rudolf Braunmüller Produktions- und Verwandlungseffekte - 6. balloon changes into spring flower bouquet
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 34
Theo Doré Verschiedene Effekte - 2. three balloons are in hinged carton construction, one balloon is burst and then seen restored
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 35
Rudolf Braunmüller Der sich selbst aufblasende Ballon self-inflating balloon, chemical
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 9
Philip T. Goldstein Pop-Off removing a bubble from a balloon
1978 Notions 10
Philip T. Goldstein Pop-Off removing a bubble from a balloon
1978 The Phil Goldstein Convention Lecture 7
Philip T. Goldstein Pop-Off removing a bubble from a balloon
1978 A Transatlantic Lecture 7
Rudolf Braunmüller Magische Scherze und Gags various gags with balloon, butter/knife/bread, bill in cigarette, cigarette, coins
Mar. 1978 Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 1) 9
Michael Ammar Billy, the Hypnotized Balloon needle through balloon and ring into balloon
Also published here 1980 Encore I 23
Unknown Balloon Burst No. 40, red balloon put in paper bag and popped with a needle, inside the bag a inflated blue balloon is found
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 49
Unknown Puncture Proof No. 41, pin through balloon, two methods
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 50
Unknown An Airtight Case No. 42, ungimmicked needle through balloon
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 51
Jim Ryan Jim Ryan on Balloon Animals
1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Entertaining Card Quickies 4
Philip T. Goldstein Pop-Off removing a bubble from a balloon
1982 shuffled lecture 6
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Thought Projection Effect three information are predicted on a paper, paper is inside of a balloon
Related to 1982 A Boon for All Seasons 43
Gene "Phantini" Grant Tuch-Ballon-Blumen silk transforms into balloon, it is inflated and burst and flower bouquet appears
Also published here
  • Genii, Aug. 1956
Apr. 1982 Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 1) 23
Jay Sankey Airtight deck into balloon, selection penetrates balloon
VariationsAlso published here 1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 15) 137
Thomas Alan Waters Staballoon prediction in ballon handling, Jaks billet knife
1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mynd) 561
Peter W. Tappan Coin Through Balloon coin put on uninflated balloon, when balloon is blown up coin penetrates it
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 109
Tim Harkelroad Bottlefed gag with balloon and Nielsen bottle
1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 15) 255
Jay Sankey Change Under Pressure coin into balloon
1986 Sankey Panky 94
Jay Sankey Airtight deck travels into balloon, selection is pulled out
Also published here 1986 Sankey Panky 106
Alan Shaxon Eine Tiererscheinung balloon in drawer box transforms into rabbit
Also published here Dec. 1986 Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3&4) 177
Richard Osterlind The Borrowed Ring in Balloon Dog
1986/99 Three Miracle Routines 51
Paul Sorrentino Blowout gag with a balloon dog and a toupee
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 20) 335
Karrell Fox "Poppin Balloons" child shots with toy gun on balloon, it pops
1988 My Latest Book 69
David Harkey Ringworm ring into balloon apple
Also published here 1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 3) 12
Thomas Hierling Beate Uhse lässt grüssen presentation for balloon dog
1988 First there was a dream 23
Patrick Page Wand Production Plus producing a modelling balloon from a purse frame
1988 The Purse Frame 6
Karrell Fox A "Dog-Gone" Good Prediction animal names on blank cards, "dog" chosen, balloon changes into balloon dog
1988 My Latest Book 31
Thomas Hierling Bill in Balloondoggy
1988 First there was a dream 25
Thomas Hierling Balloondoggy Finds Card
1988 First there was a dream 27
Ray Witkowski Gone Fishin' fishing pole and fish, ballon modeling
1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 4) 7
Richard W. Levin Teddy Bear Balloon
Oct. 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 10) 1846
Harald Kurz B - Bügel about appearing objects inside a balloon, without assistant
1991 Hardcore 31
Aldo Colombini Blow four balloons tied on rope, one balloon is selected by drawing a silk from a clear bag, matching balloon flies away
Inspired by 1991 FISM Lecture Notes 16
Michael Ammar Billy, the Hypnotized Balloon needle through balloon and ring into balloon
Also published here 1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 199
Ralph Cos Die Airtight-Section - Der Grundgriff balloon pressed against deck of cards, it shrinks around deck which is apparently now inside the balloon
Inspired byRelated to 1991 Hardcore 20
Ralph Cos Airtight II
Inspired byRelated to 1991 Hardcore 24
Ralph Cos Airtights Befreiung deck into balloon and out again
1991 Hardcore 26
David Harkey Ringworm ring into balloon apple
Also published here 1991 Hardcore 159
Dan Harlan Teenage Mutant Ninja Balloon Ninja Turtle balloon modelling
1991 The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 1) 10
Aldo Colombini How to Make a Dog
1991 FISM Lecture Notes 15
Aldo Colombini Twist child selects card with animal, performer divines it by twisting balloon behind back
1991 FISM Lecture Notes 15
Gazzo Reverse Inflation apparently blowing a ballon up from the wrong end
1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 1) 5
Neil Smith Quicksilver coin penetrates into balloon, can be handed out
1992 Profile (Issue 6) 6
Pat Leonhard Der Balloon Act
1992 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6) 17
Karrell Fox Heart Smart heart balloon as give-away at table
1995 Much Ado About Something 100
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Jahrmarkt der Gedanken five different colored helium balloons on a rope, one color is selected and that ballon frees itself from rope
1995 Hellsehen... ...kinderleicht 10
David Acer Hyperventilate air in lungs transposes with air in balloon, proven with smoke that is suddenly in balloon
Inspired byAlso published here 1995 Natural Selections 143
Sveroni Magic Ara balloon bird finds selection, deck in case
1995 Typisch Sveroni 13
Paul Harris Air "An Untested Idea for the Stage Worker", air in lungs transposes with helium in balloon
VariationsAlso published here
  • Genii, Sept. 1985
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul) 231
Karl Fulves Portable Crystals clear balloon as "portable crystal ball", billet appears inside, posed as problem
Inspired byRelated to 1996 The Fine Print (Issue 3) 58
Karl Fulves Hic! balloon in plastic bottle with opening over bottle opening, inflated, it stays inflated, stick jumps out
Related toVariations 1997 Underworld (Issue 5) 65
Karl Fulves Airship in Bottle balloon stays inflated in plastic bottle and bottle clings to hand
Inspired by 1997 The Fine Print (Issue 5) 111
Karl Fulves Arf "Unsolved Mysteries"
dog-shaped balloon, live dog appears inside, posed as a problem
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 9) 267
Karl Fulves Balloon O'Matic "Unsolved Mysteries"
finger ring in blue balloon inflated, when deflated a white balloon inflates and has now ring in it, posed as a problem
1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 330
Barrie Richardson The Totally Isolated Prediction prediction in balloon which is tossed around amongst spectators during selection phase, credit information
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, Autumn 1988
1999 Theater of the Mind 160
Unknown Ballone ball inside balloon to seal it without a knot
1999 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 2) 67
David Acer Supernova balloon animal, big flash after apparently building up some static electricity, FISM Flash
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 103
Christoph Borer Graf Dracula needle through balloon, balloon starts bleeding
2001 Milagros 35
David Berglas Matchmaker balloons with folded blue backed cards, three spectator select one and the other balloons are distributed among the audience, the three partners of the spectators select a card each from a red backed deck, the cards match with the cards in their balloons
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 437
Karl Fulves, Ted O'Loughlin Cannonball Run "Problems"
cannonball changes into balloon and flies away, also reverse effect in which balloon becomes cannonball, Paul Curry, Rick Johnsson, credit information by Stephen Minch, posed as problem
Related to 2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 256
Michel Huot Signed Quarter in Balloon
  • Part I: The Penetration
  • Part II: The De-Penetration
Variations 2003 Seven By Michel Huot 29
David Acer The Bump De-Penetration alternative phase for the coin in balloon using aerial shuttle pass
Inspired by 2003 Seven By Michel Huot 35
Philip T. Goldstein A Cannonball Tale credit information on the effect of a cannonball changing to a balloon and vice versa
Related to 2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 298
Dave Campbell Inflation five cards with different currencies printed on them put on table, balloon blown up to represent inflation (!), pound card has vanished from packet and fifty pence piece drops out of balloon when burst
2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 371
Rick Bronson Needle Through What?!? needle through balloon supposed to be done blindfolded, when balloon is take with other hand, it is seen that the needle goes through the arm
Also published here
  • Genii, July 1991
2005 Seven By Rick Bronson 24
Dan Sperry Oh! Magician concentrates and makes a balloon burst remotely
2010 Notes About Nothing 36
Román García El Mal de Kaps deck penetrates balloon, then balloon is inflated and signed selection is pulled out through balloon
Inspired byRelated to 2010 Nanomagias 71
Luis Piedrahita, Kiko Pastur Cards in Balloon balloon pressed against deck of cards, it shrinks around deck which is apparently now inside the balloon
Related to 2010 Nanomagias 79
Román García Versión Simplificada de la Baraja en el Globo simplified version of El Mal de Kaps
Related to 2010 Nanomagias 88
Patrick Page With a Balloon balloon travels to back of spectator
2011 Magic Page by Page 317
David Acer Hyperventilate air in lungs transposes with air in balloon, proven with smoke that is suddenly in balloon
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 65
Barrie Richardson The Propensity to be Influenced prediction in balloon, spectator's writing is switched in for prediction
Inspired by 2011 Curtain Call 26
Paul Harris, Wayne Houchin Helium Spectator holds breath, helium balloon they are holding starts to sink. Once they breathe, balloon floats again
Inspired byAlso published here 2014 Remix 20
Jorge "The Jack" Garcia The Needle in the Balloon as an opener, thoughts on starting a program
2015 7 Mysteries of Mentalism 32
Jon Allen, Shimon Nahamani Numballoon Prediction Use numbered balloons to predict serial number on dollar bill
2017 The Interrobang Lecture 12
Kieron Johnson Radley animal chosen from billets, balloon modelling, dog is twisted but bird was chosen, dog floats up and is suspended from string
2018 The Time Traveller 28
Daniel Garcia Pressure V.2 phone in balloon, finessed handling
2018 Something More 28
Wayne Houchin Helium Spectator holds breath, helium balloon they are holding starts to sink. Once they breathe, balloon floats again
Inspired byAlso published here 2019 Houchin: A Single Needle & Helium 19