854 entries in Propless
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To thrust a bodkin into your head without hurt thin knife through head with blade that slips into handle, optional sponge with blood or wine for additional gore effect
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 196
Unknown To thrust a bodkin through your toong, and a knife through your arme: a pittifull sight, without hurt or danger gimmicked knifes with bend in middle
1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 197
Unknown To cut halfe your nose asunder, and to heale it againe presentlie without anie salve gimmicked knife with gap, apparently cut through nose
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 197
Unknown To cut off ones head, and to laie it in a platter, &c: which the jugglers call the decollation of John Baptist decapitation illusion
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 198
Unknown To thrust a dagger or bodkin into your guts verie strangelie, and to recover immediatlie false belly with animal blood
1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 198
Unknown To drawe a cord through your nose, mouth or hand, so sensiblie as is woonderful to see crotch with thread through it, really inside the wood around nose
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 199
Unknown To make one danse naked spectator is made to throw away clothes and dance and stomp, stooge
1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 192
Unknown To thrust a peece of lead into one eie, and to drive it about (with a sticke) betweene the skin and flesh of the forehead, untill it be brought to the other eie, and there thrust out lead put in one eye (really into hollow wand) and brought out the other
1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 197
Unknown To put a ring through your cheeke ring apparently through cheek (with slit), is taken off and put onto stick that two people hold
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 197
Unknown How to seeme to cut ones nose halfe off knife with half-moon cut out
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 22
Unknown How to seeme to pull a rope through your nose crotch with thread through it, really inside the wood around nose
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 23
Unknown How to seeme to thrust a Bodkin in your fore-head knife through head with blade that slips into handle, optional sponge with blood for additional gore effect
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 27
Unknown How to put a locke upon ones mouth lock with slit
  • The use of it
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 27
Unknown How to seeme to cut off a mans head, it is called the decollation of John Baptist decapitation illusion
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 34
Unknown How to seeme to make a tooth drop out with a touch big tooth drops out of mouth, gag?
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 37
Unknown How to seeme to put a ring through ones cheeke ring apparently through cheek (with slit and spinning illusion), is taken off and put onto stick that two people hold
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 26
Unknown How to breathe fire out of your mouth
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 29
Henri Decremps Démonstration de mémoire avec un livre de 100 pages de chiffres Memory demonstration with a 100-page book of numbers
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 319
Unknown Faire croire que l'on connait le calendrier par coeur Make believe that we know the calendar by heart (human calendar)
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 327
Unknown Right-Left Equivoque
1876 Modern Magic 171
Unknown The Magic Circle "To discover a card or other object that has been touched in the performer's absence", with medium and code
1890 More Magic 242
Unknown Egg Swallowing
Related to 1890 More Magic 342
Unknown Das Zahlenerraten fifty cards with long numbers, apparently they are memorized and can be called out at request
Feb. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 2) 25
Unknown Das Hellsehen No. 17, one of three cards chosen, performer divines, assistant codes with position of cigarette in mouth
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 22
Unknown Erklärung explanation of bill divination code
Related to Apr. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 4) 54
Unknown Gedankenübertragung - 2. Methode medium fulfills wishes (like taking spectator's watch out of his pocket) that have been whispered to performer
Related to May. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 5) 70
Unknown Gedankenübertragung continuation of explanation
Related to July 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 7) 106
Unknown Gedankenübertragung continuation of explanation
Related to Aug. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8) 120
Unknown Gedankenübertragung continuation of explanation
Related to Sep. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9) 136
Unknown Gedankenübertragung continuation of description
Related to Nov. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11) 168
Unknown Gedankenübertragung continuation of description
Related to Dec. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 12) 182
Unknown Die Blutschrift der Fakire name of spectator appears on arm in red, chemical
Aug. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8) 127
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, opening spring flower loads, Prof. Hermann (Herrmann), fire eating, sealing filled glasses for productions
Nov. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11) 176
Carl Willmann Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet" third part, on the American Mrs. Abbott ("the little Georgian Magnet") and her experiments
Apr. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 4) 56
Carl Willmann Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet" fourth part, on Mrs. Abbott and her experiments
May. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 5) 72
Unknown Das Niederdrücken eines Billard-Queues Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
"Erste Ausführung", strong man stunt with billiard queue
Related to June 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 6) 89
Unknown Das Niederdrücken eines Billard-Queues Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
"Zweite Ausführung"
Related to July 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 7) 108
Unknown Das Umdrehen eines Queues Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
strong man stunt with billiard queue
Aug. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8) 122
Unknown Das Zurückdrängen eines Billard-Queues Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
strong man stunt with billiard queue
Aug. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8) 122
Unknown Das Aufheben eines von 5 Personen belasteten Billardqueues Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
strong man stunt with billiard queue
Sep. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9) 139
Unknown Das Erheben einer Person vom Stuhl Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
lifting a person on a chair
Oct. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 10) 154
Unknown Das Niederdrücken eines Stuhles Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
spectator cannot push chair down that is held up by performer
Oct. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 10) 155
Unknown Das Halten eines Stuhles Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
strongman stunt with chair
Nov. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11) 171
Unknown Der Schaukelstuhl Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
strongman stunt with rocking chair
Nov. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11) 171
Unknown Das Aufheben eines Herrn Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
lifting a person
Dec. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 12) 186
Unknown Der Gedächtniskünstler im Salon order of cards read off to medium who then directs the spectator to lay out the cards so that they end up sorted in new deck order, three methods
Related to Jan. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 5) 79
Unknown Karten-Experimente coding cards
Jan. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 6
Unknown Experimente mit Münzen coding coins
Jan. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 7
Unknown Experimente mit Uhren medium describes watch
Jan. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 7
Unknown Experimente mit Banknoten medium knows value of bill
Jan. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 8
Unknown Die Tachypsychographie oder "Das Hellsehen" medium leaves room, meanwhile several things are selected (letters on a slate, word in book, cards, number, number of cigars, time on watch), performer leaves room and medium comes back and divines everything, code of silence
Related to Feb. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2) 18
Unknown Die Tachypsychographie oder "Das Hellsehen" continuation of explanation
Related to Mar. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3) 35
Unknown Zur Tachypsychographie oder Hellsehen by "C. K. from Hannover", placement on table cloth codes card to assistant, code of silence, also other objects like coins possible
Related to Oct. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10) 153
Unknown Magician's Choice equivoque for three objects
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 40
Unknown Das Aufheben eines mit mehreren Personen belasteten Stuhles Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
lifting a chair with several persons on it
Jan. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 11
Unknown Der nicht zu hebende Knabe Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
boy that cannot be picked up
Feb. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2) 26
Unknown Das Heben der Abbott Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
lifting Mrs. Abbott
Related to Mar. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3) 43
Unknown Das Heben der Abbott Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
continuation of description
Related to Apr. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 4) 53
Carl Willmann Das Heben der Abbott Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
further comments on Abbott
Related to May 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 5) 68
Unknown Das Heben der Abbott Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
further comments on Abbott
Related to June 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 6) 85
Carl Willmann Das Heben der Abbott Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
further comments on Abbott
Related to July 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 7) 99
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli II. Blutschwitzen oder Stigmatisieren "Klerikale Wunder"
sweating blood & stigmata
Aug. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8) 125
Unknown Magische Gedächtniskunst
Related to July 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 11) 175
Unknown Magische Gedächtniskunst continuation of explanation
Related to Aug. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 12) 180
Unknown Neue Methode, um den Tag eines beliebigen Datums erraten zu können "(Berechnet für das 19. Jahrhundert.)"
July 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 7) 104
Unknown Der unverwundbare Zauberkünstler knife or nail through arm or hand, different gaffs
Sep. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 9) 137
Carl L. Curiel Cäsars Riesengedächtnis thirty objects on blank cards memorized in order
Related toAlso published here Jan. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 5) 75
Carl L. Curiel Cäsars Riesengedächtnis second part of explanation
Related to Feb. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 6) 91
C. Wichmann Die natürliche Gedächtniskunst memorizing one hundred objects, mnemonic system
Related to Apr. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 8) 120
Unknown Die natürliche Gedächtniskunst - das Spielkarten-Kunststück mnemonics for playing cards, thirty-two cards memorized by performer
Related to May 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 9) 138
Ben-Zur Ben-Zur's Riesengedächtnis two or three hundred cards with numbers distributed, spectators write words on them and read them out, performer remembers all, assistant behind stage writes them down and whispers
Aug. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 2) 30
Unknown Ein Wunder der Fakire apple on hand of spectator, performer cuts it in two halves with a knife or sword without harming the hand
Jan. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 5) 72
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on the size of the print run (less than 500), holding breath under water, speed calculation
Mar. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 3) 48
Unknown Modernes Gedankenlesen one of six knifes chosen and a target selected, medium or performer comes into room and divines knife and target, secret signs
May 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 11) 174
Ferdinand Hügelin Der mysteriöse Zahnarzt "Ein Scherz", performer rips out a front tooth and puts it back in, black strip of paper and horse tooth, see also p. 176
Apr. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 160
Carl Willmann Das Salzbannen person cannot stand up from chair, gag, anecdote
June 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6) 95
Unknown Wie man für jedes Datum verflossener oder auch zukünftiger Jahre den betreffenden Wochentag finden kann
Sep. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 9) 141
Carl Willmann Zur Gedächtniskunst
Related to
  • Willmann's Moderne Wunder, p. 223
Oct. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 10) 156
Unknown Der Ringer "Ein Scherz", person seems to wrestle with a person while back is turned to audience, pantomime type
June 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 6) 94
Unknown Die Kunst, eine auf dem Stuhl sitzende Person mit den Fingerspitzen zu heben lifting a person with the fingertips
Nov. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 11) 175
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on regurgitation
Nov. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 11) 176
S. v. S. Die Kalender-Uhr clock dial with months, days and years on it
Related to July 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 7) 108
S. v. S. Die Kalender-Uhr second part
Related to Aug. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 8) 122
S. v. S. Die Kalender-Uhr third part
Related to Sep. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 9) 138
Arthur Toskana Magician's Choice one of three cards
Feb. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 2) 20
Unknown Von Auge zu Auge No. 9, grain pushed in one eye, comes out of other
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 130
Unknown Zu erraten, an welchem Wochentage Jemand geboren ist
July 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 7) 111
S. v. S. Memorizing a Deck mnemonic system to memorize a stack
Related to June 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 6) 92
S. v. S. Ueberraschungen mit Hülfe der Mnemotechnik part two of the mnemonic system
Related to July 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 7) 107
Unknown Die Kunst, eine auf einem Stuhle sitzende Person mit den Fingerspitzen zu heben lifting a sitting person with fingertips
Jan. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 1) 14
Unknown Der Bauchtanz face drawn on stomach, "dance"
Feb. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 2) 30
S. v. S. Ueberraschungen mit Hülfe der Mnemotechnik IV.
Oct. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 10) 157
Unknown A Rather Dangerous Trick stunt
1902 The Modern Conjurer 300
Unknown Another Similar Feat non-magic balancing stunt
1902 The Modern Conjurer 309
Carl L. Curiel XXI. Das Gedächtnis im kommenden Jahrhundert thirty objects on blank cards memorized in order, two methods
Also published here 1902 Moderne Magie 194
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
Carl Willmann Der blessierte Zauberkünstler apparently a third finger is missing
Feb. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 2) 31
Unknown Equivoque about a dozen items
1903 Later Magic 151
Otto Werner Wie man sich eine Nadel durch den Kopf schlagen kann needle apparently pushed into forehead and removed from back of head
June 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 6) 94
Paul von Kalnassy Etwas über Gedächtniskunst
Sep. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 9) 148
Unknown CHaSeD Mnemonic
1909 The Art of Magic 63
Unknown The Giant Memory ten to fifteen people roll a die, performer remembers all the numbers
1909 The Art of Magic 343
Charles T. Jordan The Impromptu Mind Reader No. 8, sixteen words written on numbered papers, one chosen and divined, with memory system for sixteen items
1920 Ten New Pocket Tricks 16
Oswald Rae A Complete Silent Thought Transference Act visual and verbal code, objects gathered to groups
1926 Between Ourselves 66
Tom Sellers Vibrato medium divines things
1927 Tricks That Work 10
Oswald Rae Miracles of Memory mental arithmetic, and list of words, interesting solution and presentation for the mental arithmetic
1928 Sub Rosa 91
Oswald Rae Mechanical Method props to help memorizing numbers
1928 Sub Rosa 98
Unknown Pulse Stopping
1928 Sub Rosa 81
Tom Sellers Oriental Ashes assistant names color of burnt paper ashes, coding
1931 Sellers' Secrets 17
Stuart Robson Mental Coloring Telepathy in Silk six handkerchiefs, one is selected, medium enters room and knows which one
1931 The Book Without A Name 49
Lu Brent A Test for Cigarettes Blindfolded magician able to tell which cigarette was selected apparently by its smoke
Related to 1932 Novel Magic 33
Lu Brent A Test for Cigarettes Method No. 2 Same effect, different type of coding system
Related to 1932 Novel Magic 35
Al Baker Al Baker's Addition Trick with assistent, code
1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 86
Theodore Annemann The Bell Mystery coding an object, name is named before number, public telephones
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 41
Tom Sellers A Two Person Telepathy Effect any object coded with cards
1934 Card Tricks That Work 12
Theodore Annemann Music in the Air with pianist, verbal code
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 34
Theodore Annemann Publicity Stunt any information is revealed by partner on other end of phone
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 11) 53
Al Baker Me and Miss Missus coding card to assistent, stacked pack
1935 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book) 119
Robert Parrish Telepathy on the Cuff assistent divines total of number, easy coding
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 40
Theodore Annemann From Out of the Air signaling wireless over radio
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 45
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in the Air medium divines card and object in room, code via cards
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 14) 70
Tom Sellers Novel Telepathy medium divines things in boxes, one ahead
1935 Quick Tricks 18
Unknown Codes for Mind Reading with Cards
  • Talking Code (First Method)
  • Talking Code (Second Method)
  • Silent Code (Method One)
  • Silent Code (Method Two)
  • Silent Code for Confederate
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 22
Jean Hugard Amputation Apparently remove thumb, with thimble as extra convincer
1936 Thimble Magic 27
Jean Hugard The Elastic Finger Stretch forefinger with thimble as convincer
1936 Thimble Magic 27
Vincent Dalban "How Did He Know?" puzzle
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 89
Theodore Annemann Lipreading tip
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 101
Theodore Annemann On the Wire random person phoned, name divined
Related toVariations 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 137
John Goodrum Lost And Found gag
1937 You'd be Surprised 52
Unknown Mnemonics for Cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 366
Theodore Annemann, Hugh Mackay The Secret Order of the Aces blindfolded assistant duplicates things done with aces
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 28) 173
Robert Parrish Duo Telepathy coding with thumb/nail writer on chalk
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 29) 188
Louis Lam Clairvoyance three spectators put three objects in pockets, medium knows who has what
1937 Watch Me Closely 22
Unknown Shot in the Eye shot grains swallowed, they come out of both eyes
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 98
Unknown Cutting the Thumb apparently cut in thumb with blood
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 99
Unknown Concussion of the Brain head apparently banged on door, knuckles apparently hit violently on table
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 97
Eugene Bernstein the Spirit Grip spectator feels two hands, while only one is touching him
1938 Greater Magic 877
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Stage Presentation tips on stage presentation, discussing:
  • Stage Entrance
  • Settings
  • The Opening Illusion
  • The Follow On
  • Patter
  • Balance
  • Assistants
  • Audience Work
  • Routining
  • Apparatus
  • Working to Magicians
  • The Climax
  • Résumé
1938 Greater Magic 936
H. Adrian Smith Mnemonics with Cards
  • An Outline of the System
  • The Table of Fixed Ideas
  • The Card List
  • Association of Ideas
  • Memorizing a Shuffled Pack
1938 Greater Magic 902
Baffles Brush Tricks of the Trade - Magician's Wax
1938 Greater Magic 873
Baffles Brush Elastic
1938 Greater Magic 873
Unknown Flesh Color Paint
1938 Greater Magic 873
Unknown Hand Levitation
1938 Greater Magic 873
Unknown Thread or line
1938 Greater Magic 874
Unknown Egg Stains cleaning for nickel, copper, brass
1938 Greater Magic 874
Unknown Grease Spots cleaning
1938 Greater Magic 874
Unknown Velvet tip
1938 Greater Magic 875
Unknown Gold paint tip
1938 Greater Magic 875
Unknown Plush goods tip on cleaning
1938 Greater Magic 875
H. Adrian Smith Memorizing a List of Objects
1938 Greater Magic 907
James G. Thompson Jr. Mephisto Thot medium divines things written on papers
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 46) 313
Clayton Rawson Behind That Door! medium in another room divines cards, color, word with various methods
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 322
Theodore Annemann Wireless Telepathy on the possibility of wireless transmission, see also page 342
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 328
Unknown Yogi Stuff holding a cigarette at the burning end
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 8) 2
Joseph Ovette Impaled thumb covered with newspaper is pierced with needles
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 4) 2
Kent Arthur Right Number person in book selected, someone phoned who names this name
Variations 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 421
Dr. Van Deusen, Bruce Elliott Finger Finger number of held-up fingers divined repeatedly, see also page 476 for idea by Vosburgh Lyons
Also published here 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 65) 451
Theodore Annemann No Pain fakir stunt combination:
  • burning cigarette on tongue
  • needle through arm (real)
  • eating pepper
  • putting hand in trap
Related to 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 59) 423
David P. Abbott Magician's Choice out of eight items
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 422
Eddie Joseph Man of Attraction The Human Magnet, sticky substance, prelude with some "body magic" stunts
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 64) 447
John Houdi, Dr. George W. Crane The Houdini Breath Control Method
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 92) 571
Theodore Annemann Weird Wire medium phoned and tells one out of five designs, selected cards and word
Variations 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 89) 558
James G. Thompson Jr. The Eyes Have It coding only with eye movement
Related toAlso published here 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 80) 519
James G. Thompson Jr. The Passing of Sherlock Holmes medium out of room, then returns to divine type of murder and a playing card transposes with the Ace of Spades (Death Card)
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 103) 621
Lulu Hurst The Secret of the Georgia Wonder general information and:
  • The Balance Test
  • The Downward Thrust
  • The Heavy Weight Lifting Test
  • The Chair that Won'd be Forced
  • The Umbrella Test
  • The Uncontrollable Cane or Cue
  • The Unruly Chair
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 93) 575
Ralph W. Read Animal Magnetism Demonstrations with Common Objects, see following entries for details
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 693
Joseph H. Fries Painless Chirurgery cut in thumb heals
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 126) 730
Lew Smith, L. Vosburgh Lyons The Fairy Goblet spectator remembers long forgotten memory, psychological (and weird)
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 133) 761
Al Baker Phenomenal Memory
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 231
Al Baker The Polish Psychic number through name
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 235
Al Baker The Celebrity Feat stooge codes celebrity name with playing cards
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 234
James G. Thompson Jr. Moonlight Madness thorough discussion of his and Julia Thompson's Two-Person Code Act, involving flash light for coding, ESP coding, see also p. 348 of Pallbearers Review for credit claim
Related to 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 135) 769
Orville Wayne Meyer Hit Parade spectator thinks of song from top ten, pianist starts playing it, verbal code
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 139) 787
Theodore Annemann Headline Hunter magician's choice strategy
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 151) 883
Theodore Annemann Gaglets one object is revealed by medium on telephone
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 19) 81
Walter B. Gibson Mind Over Money memorizing the serial number of a bill and other ideas about quickly memorizing things on a bill
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 1) 3
Bruce Elliott New Finger! Finger! performer divines amount of fingers two person hold up, with his back turned
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 1) 2
Eddie Joseph The Mental Marvel silent code for medium with arrangement on stage of spectator, table, chair
1942 Greater Card Tricks 84
Eddie Joseph Distant Thought Penetration silent code for medium to which is brought pad and pen
1942 Greater Card Tricks 87
Edward Marlo The Hand Behind the Dice Cup hand care
1943 Shoot the Works 46
Unknown Improved "The Eyes Have It"
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 29) 120
Shaman 13 Steps by placing the deck on the stairs, different positions
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 29) 121
Elray Cue It! code with a thread, routine wit cigarettes, a book, cards and numbers
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 34) 141
Shaman Mental Mirror word and card are divined by medium, cards code word
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 39) 160
James G. Thompson Jr. "Peek-Deck" Pappy Taylor's Peek Deck, as a code
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 188
Stuart Robson, James Mc Knight Horrors! pins through tongue, lamb's tongue
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 113
Buatier de Kolta, Carl Brema With Whiskers De Kolta's beard pochette / topit
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 114
Joe Berg Joe Berg's "Double Cross" chalk crosses travel from paper into performer's hand
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 57
James G. Thompson Jr. Life Liberty Or - trick performing for friends over phone
Related toAlso published here 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 57) 234
Gerald Kosky Touch-Me-Not finding hidden object, fake, code
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 59) 242
Herb Runge Iron Finger! stopping an electric fan with the thumb
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 73) 298
Jean Hugard Foiling the Iron Grip escaping a strong man's grip
Aug. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 3) 64
Jean Hugard Forcing the Choice of one of Four Packets several approaches to the magician's choice
Apr. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 11) 47
Walter B. Gibson Tom Dick & How Many? three people each raising a different amount of fingers
Inspired by 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 74) 302
Bruce Elliott Make the Pulse Go Faster
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 91) 371
Don Medley This Is It! reading mind over phone, see Back Room #96 for correction
Related toVariations 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 94) 380
John Booth Pen-Plexity code a number to a medium with a fountain pen
1945 My Best 197
Bruce Elliott Finger Finger
Related to 1945 My Best 202
Wilbur T. Kattner The Perfect Pitch Test chords are transmitted, people hold fingers on piano keys and think of the sound
1945 My Best 206
Jack Vosburgh Trinking Test objects placed in hat, medium knows which were removed
1945 My Best 217
Verne Chesbro Chesbro On Heath's "Dy-Cyphering" coding numbers with dice
1945 My Best 244
James G. Thompson Jr. Moonlight Madness with flashlight bulb attached to the performer's rear
Related to 1945 My Best 265
Dr. Cecil E. Nixon Odloscope mind reading machine
1945 My Best 328
Robert A. Nelson A. T. and T. Telepathy selected card is divined by a called person, freely selected in the phone book
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 7
Eddie Clever Out Of the Ether medium in other room reveals, chosen card, words etc.
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 36
John Booth E-Z Mindreading toy telephone to transmit six selected cards to medium
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 53
Laurie Ireland Betchas collection of bar bets, several reprints of the Phoenix
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 6
Tom Fitzgerald Hand(y) Magic
  • removing thumb and forefinger
  • the pendulum (arm swing)
  • arm control
  • stretching arm and palms up
  • hitting hand on the edge of a table, gag
1945 My Best 234
George Starke Elastic Fingers little finger seems to grow
July 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 2) 133
C. R. Eaton Two Tips on Tricks
  • needle through thumb ( illusion of blood)
  • Silk to Egg (color of the eggs)
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 8
Milbourne Christopher Color Code coding colors
Inspired by 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 105) 421
Unknown Telepathy without Tears medium reveals number or playing card, non-verbal code with positioning of coins on a magazine
Feb. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 9) 191
Billy McComb William's Fantastic Table table lift, with ring, then legs fall off and when the table top is shown, the hand stuck to it apparently cut off from the arm
Related to 1947 The First Book of William 44
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Memory Plus Miracles list of twenty words is memorized by performer, then medium is called, who divines words too, carbon envelope
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 21
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley New Bills for Old ten serial numbers are noted on a blackboard, performer is blindfolded and can call out all the numbers
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 44
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Devious Digits serial numbers from bills are put together and multiplied with a number (selected playing card), medium on phone divines total
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 5
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Astral Addition medium is blindfolded and reveals numbers written down by spectator
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 12
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Birthday Telepathy medium on stage, spectators whisper month of birth and zodiac sign to performer, medium divines both, also to pitch zodiac sheets
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 80
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
Dec. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 3) 8
Bob Somerfeld Telepaphone phone numbers are written on billets, one is selected, person at other end divines chosen card
Inspired by
  • Howard Savage's "The Phantom Phone" in "The Sphinx", June 1929
Related to
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 153) 612
Bob Somerfeld Nice Doggy! medium over phone divines selected object, dog as medium, barking
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 10
John Hamilton Folder! coding a card by a folded sheet of paper
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 160) 643
Bob Somerfeld Paper code
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 12
Don Tanner One in Five five design cards chosen, then one of those chosen, assistant comes from other room and knows which one, code via position of match in match book
Oct. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 12
Louis Tannen The Psychic Number 7 using telephone code
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 188
Stuart P. Cramer Parlour Yoga
  • pulse stopping
  • blood flow
  • hand turns white
  • pin smashed in table with palm
  • hand removed from skunk trap
Related to 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 178) 713
Orville Brasher Comedy Bit with the Wrist Chopper cut finger
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 8
U. F. Grant Meet Winston Freer on Freer, mention of Knife thru Wrist and rice bowls
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 4
U. F. Grant Scarem scary impromptu make-up
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 12
Al Baker Al Baker's Envelope Switch window envelopes
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 306
Al Baker Mnemonics as applied to Conjuring numbers, cards, theory
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 345
Al Baker No-Nomonics linking initals with objects
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 301
Tom Fitzgerald ABECEDARIAN stunt where alphabet is written alternately forwards and backwards
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 190) 759
Al Baker The Stethoscope using stooge and signal
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 337
Al Baker Parlor Telepathy similar to "silent code"
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 313
Al Baker Baker's Eight-Card Trick card is coded by calling out other cards
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 303
Cy Keller Say it with Music!!! record is selected and medium divines it, interesting presentation
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 188) 752
Unknown The Whispering Queen Queen of Hearts whispers to you identity of person who was secretly chosen by audience when you left the room
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 15
Unknown Fireproof Fingers holding burning cigarette between two fingers
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 25
Unknown Knuckle Popping with gimmick, gag
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 30
Stanley Collins Thumb Tip Quickie catching thumb gag
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 33
Bill Frazee Stretching a Finger optical illusion
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 40
Ormond McGill Blood and Pulse Control stopping and starting pulse at will
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 5 25
Ormond McGill Black Death pulse in both arms and heart beat stops
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 5 27
Ormond McGill Yogi Anesthetic human pincushion, needles are pushed in arm, needle through the flesh of a spectator
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 5 27
Ormond McGill The Trap Mystery activating a jump trap without being harmed
Related to 1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 6 8
Ormond McGill The Brain Illusion spectator looks through the flame of a candle and apparently sees his own brain, optical illusion
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 6 5
Bob Somerfeld Telephone Code playing card, apparently waiting for the other person to pick up the phone
1951 Mind Reader's Digest 3
Ormond McGill A Theatrical Mindreading Act divination of an ESP sign and start of Q&A act by getting a spectator's full name with just having the initials
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 2 17
John Murray Dancing Dollar communicating with medium, thread
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 225) 900
Nelmar Levitation of a Bar of Iron bar of iron is held by two spectators, it raises and lowers at the performer's fingertips, suggestion
Related to
  • Nelmar's "20 Hypnotic Tricks"
1951 Psychic Magic - Vol. 6 9
Ormond McGill Visible Astral Radiation radiating lines appear between fingertips of the hands, optical illusion
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 4 13
Ormond McGill The Human Aura making aura visible, with a lamp and black paper, optical illusion
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 4 14
Ormond McGill Distant Magnetic Force spectator has a sensation of coldness on his hand when performer points on his palm
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 4 15
Ormond McGill Animal Magnetic Presentation spectator feels presence and energy of performer
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 4 18
Nelmar Eyes in the Dark eyes glow in the dark
Related to
  • Nelmar's "20 Hypnotic Tricks"
1951 Psychic Magic - Vol. 6 6
Bob Somerfeld Mind over Miles medium on phone divines ESP symbol, playing card and chosen headline from Newspaper
1952 Pieces of Mind 13
John Hamilton Nameology giving people seven-figure numbers, being able to name them again years later
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 289) 1155
Gerald Kosky Tricky Mentalist without Cards twenty signed cards are returned later to correct persons, Gibson's Super Memory with business cards, see p. 1177 for corrections
Inspired by 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 292) 1168
Aage Darling Suprema medium does psychometry routine with five objects in envelopes
1953 I'll Read Your Mind 26
John Hamilton Code in the Chest coding card using case and table
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 307) 26
Robert Parrish Duo Telepathy coding with thumb/nail writer on chalk
1956 Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 4
Robert Parrish Telepathy on the Cuff! assistent divines total of number, easy coding
1956 Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 7
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in the Air medium divines card and object in room, code via cards
1956 Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 10
Jack Yates Money and the Medium bill put in one of several envelopes, medium finds correct one
1956 Minds in Duplicate 27
Alan Barnert Phoney person on telephone knows card three times, three different methods
Related toAlso published here 1956 The Best in Magic 203
Martin Gardner Calendar Memorizing Bibliography and suggested reading list for memorizing calendars
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 50
Lane Bateman Arizona Quickie Mental Routine 20 pictures cards, some are selected and divined, code using assitant
1957 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 3
H. R. Benfer Electroizm spectator feels special sensation on hand, electric shock
1957 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 25
Tony Corinda The Amazing Memory Test
  • The First Stage (the system)
  • The Second Stage (connecting the objects to the learned list)
  • The Application of The Amazing Memory System
  • Calling the Objects Back
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 61
Tony Corinda The Photographic Memory list of numbers
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 80
Tony Corinda The Knight's Tour
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 67
Tony Corinda Chess Trickery
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 68
Tony Corinda The Foolproof System of Chess playing against several players simultaneously and winning the majority of them
Related to 1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 68
Tony Corinda To Play Unlimited Games at Once other system for The Foolproof System of Chess, more people
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 69
Tony Corinda (11) Memory Systems
1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 141
Tony Corinda, Al Baker The Application of the Mnemonic Number Code (1) for mental arithmetic
(2) for coding at the phone (Al Baker)
(3) two person act, arithmetic
(4) Corinda's "Fourteenth Book Test", coding with medium
Related to 1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 78
Tony Corinda No. 10. Two Person Telepathy medium in other room gets a selected word from a book
Inspired by
  • Frank Chapman and Ralph Read's "20 Stunners with a Nailwriter", 1944
1958 The Swami Gimmick 19
Tony Corinda The Mnemonic Number Code based on the Gregor von Feinaigle memory system
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 77
Tony Corinda (1) Psychical Research versus Mentalism esp cards, with assistant
1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 146
Tony Corinda (10) Blindfold "Noughts and Crosses" assistant plays tic-tac-toe blindfolded
1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 155
Dr. Spencer Thornton Pulse Control slow down, speed up and eventually stop the pulse, method without gimmick
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 2
Tony Corinda A Day for any Date
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 71
Tony Corinda Summary of the Day for any Date System
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 72
Tony Corinda Performance of the "A Day for any Date" Effect
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 72
Tony Corinda Tele-Directory Test with assistand
1959 Book Tests 213
Tony Corinda (1) The Code Act: Verbal general remarks on verbal coding systems
1959 Two Person Telepathy 238
Walford Taylor Telepathy for Two Introduction

1959 Two Person Telepathy 240
Walford Taylor Section 1 - The Basic Number Code
  • Telling a Person's Age
  • Ticket Numbers
  • Dates
1959 Two Person Telepathy 240
Walford Taylor Section 2 - Coins
  • Coin Code
  • Coin Dates
1959 Two Person Telepathy 242
Walford Taylor Section 3 - Colours
1959 Two Person Telepathy 243
Walford Taylor Section 4 - Materials
1959 Two Person Telepathy 243
Walford Taylor Section 5 - The Alphabet Code
1959 Two Person Telepathy 243
Walford Taylor Section 6 - Objects
1959 Two Person Telepathy 244
Walford Taylor Section 7 - The Final Object List
1959 Two Person Telepathy 245
Walford Taylor Section 8 - Cards
1959 Two Person Telepathy 246
Walford Taylor Section 2 - Countries actually section 9
1959 Two Person Telepathy 246
Walford Taylor Section 10 - Christian Names
1959 Two Person Telepathy 248
Walford Taylor Conclusion
1959 Two Person Telepathy 249
Walford Taylor Appendix
  • Further Codes
  • Procedure
1959 Two Person Telepathy 249
Tony Corinda (2) Sub-Miniature Radio Equipment transmitter/receiver, technical method
1959 Two Person Telepathy 250
Tony Corinda (3) Electrical Two-Person Communicator Unit: CODE with torch
Related to 1959 Two Person Telepathy 252
Tony Corinda Improved Light Communicator based on the Thompson method
Related to 1959 Two Person Telepathy 252
Tony Corinda How to Code with the Light Communicator
  • Numbers
  • Playing Cards
  • The Alphabet
1959 Two Person Telepathy 255
Tony Corinda (4) Summary of the Light Communicator
1959 Two Person Telepathy 257
Tony Corinda (5) Miscellaneous Code Systems for Full Routines
  • Radio-Controlled Pulse
  • Action Signals
-Sound Reading
1959 Two Person Telepathy 257
Tony Corinda (9) Time Codes coding, both count at the same time
Related to 1959 Two Person Telepathy 260
Tony Corinda (10) Positional Codes
Related to 1959 Two Person Telepathy 260
Tony Corinda (2) Smoke Gets in Your Eyes positional code, with ashtray and cigarette
1959 Two Person Telepathy 263
Tony Corinda, Punx (8) Musical Mindreading spectator's name composer and pianist starts to play their songs
1959 Two Person Telepathy 269
Tony Corinda (27) Cryptopsychism medium reveals word, code
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 298
J. G. Reed The Million Dollar Test esp, code with two watches
1959 Card Tricks 312
Fredric Kolb Telepathy in HI-FI medium in other room, when she comes back, she divines chosen record and song
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 19
Robert A. Nelson Perpetual Calendar chart, no memory system
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 31
Tom Sellers A Pseudo Memory Feat cities and numbers, on cards, when spectator names city performer knows number
1960 Magic of the Mind 66
Gerry Findler Mystic Signs medium divines selected design card
1960 Magic of the Mind 90
Gerry Findler Clip Board Substitutes several methods to code a small number to the medium
1960 Magic of the Mind 93
Ernest Heldman A Hand-Y Bit three body stunts / gags
  • finger are same size
  • arm grows
  • arm shrinks
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 369) 303
Harry Lorayne Force Prediction equivoque out of about twelve cards
1962 Close-up Card Magic 100
Everett Lyda Impromptu Eye Surgery apparently removing eyeball and replacing it again
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 5
Paul Curry Thoughts from Afar medium on telephone knows selected card
Related to 1965 Magician's Magic 183
Robert Heller Coding System letters, numbers and objects
1965 Magician's Magic 176
Aaron Wainer Phonetics random person called during performance says that he also has a magician guest who had him choose a card, they match
June 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 37
Karl Fulves The Connection assistant phoned, he divines card
Also published here July 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 44
Karl Fulves Babel Larry Weeks New York convention, Jay Weiler, critics of magazines, Magigram, coding with dog whistle (see also p. 176)
Dec. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 68
John Hudak Printer's Demon phoned medium reveals content on a page on freely selected newspaper, see p. 874