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Lu Brent "A Word With You"
1932 Novel Magic 2
Lu Brent A Waste Paper Basket Advice on using an ornamental waste paper basket on stage for throwing away paper so as to remove suspicion, instead of throwing the paper off-stage
1932 Novel Magic 5
Lu Brent A Simple Coin Vanish Coin placed under fold in trousers, covered with hankerchief. Spectator can feel the coin under the handkerchief until last minute before it vanishes
1932 Novel Magic 5
Lu Brent Coin Through Cut and Restored Hanky Coin is wrapped in hankerchief, hole is cut in handkerchief and coin is removed from hole, hole is then restored
1932 Novel Magic 6
Lu Brent The Wisenheimer Magnetic Wand Wand clings to interlocked hands (is it really Lu Brent's?)
1932 Novel Magic 7
Lu Brent The Flighty Cigar Band Cigar band is torn off, later reappears back on cigar after it is lit up
1932 Novel Magic 9
Lu Brent Matches of Jinx Single match is lit up, multiplies into two, three or even four lit matches
1932 Novel Magic 10
Lu Brent A Match Box Melange Dollar bill vanishes, travels to matchbox that was previously full of matches (matches have vanished, leaving only the bill)
1932 Novel Magic 11
Lu Brent He Watches the Matches Three matchboxes, one full two empty. Matchbox monte routine, ending is all three boxes are empty (rattle box)
1932 Novel Magic 13
Lu Brent The Protean Pack o' Cigs Face of cigarette box keeps changing to different brands, three times
1932 Novel Magic 14
Lu Brent The Unlucky Strike Three packs of cigarettes placed into three paper bags, two Camels and one Lucky Strike. Cigarette brand monte routine, spectator always guesses Camels and loses
1932 Novel Magic 15
Lu Brent The Traveling Cigarettes and Matches Matchbox and cigarette pack covered with cardboard covers, repeatedly change places
1932 Novel Magic 17
Lu Brent The Silken Adventure Silk vanishes from paper bag, travels into glass filled with confetti
1932 Novel Magic 19
Lu Brent Here, Bango! - There? Glass with silk in it vanishes in paper bag, appears in another paper bag
1932 Novel Magic 20
Lu Brent The Drum-Head Glass Tissue paper covers mouth of glass, silk produced from it
1932 Novel Magic 21
Lu Brent Glass Through Hat (Oh! My Hat) Glass filled with confetti covered by newspaper and hat, glass passes through hat
1932 Novel Magic 22
Lu Brent Straw Hats Chinese Rice bowls but with two straw hats, produce confetti, then produce a large quantity of flowers
1932 Novel Magic 23
Lu Brent The Torn Magazine Cover
1932 Novel Magic 25
Lu Brent The Surprise Reverse Torn Card and Cigarette Trick Card torn into pieces and placed into handkerchief. Later a piece is found in a cigarette, which matches the card which has magically restored in the handkerchief with a corner missing
1932 Novel Magic 27
Lu Brent Watch - Ho!! Pocket watch manipulation routine, production of pocket watches, uses black art stand, glove gimmick
1932 Novel Magic 29
Lu Brent Your Tips Thumb tip / glove tip
1932 Novel Magic 32
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
Lu Brent Can You Imagine!! (An unusual card effect) Spectator apparently able to predict magician's selected card
1932 Novel Magic 36
Lu Brent A Fantasy in Smoke (A complete cigarette act with gloved hands)
1932 Novel Magic 37
Lu Brent Gagging the Sucker Make spectator think he/she can do the trick you just showed, but when they try they get a funny message written on a card
1932 Novel Magic 40
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
Lu Brent Jealousy of Time Performer gets into a big drum that is designed like a giant alarm clock. Person enters to destroy the clock to find performer has vanished, and the second person is shown to be the performer (no detailed method given, only the presentation)
1932 Novel Magic 42
Laurie Ireland The Quick Change Artist coin into several small coins
Related to 1935 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation") 22
Unknown Business Cards of various artists, Sid Lorraine, Lu Brent, Morris Loewy, Le Paul, Arthur Lloyd, Phil Dallee, Paul Rosini and more
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 14) 67
Lu Brent A Visible Cigarette Vanisher pull
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 16) 78
Lu Brent Tobacco Magic loose tobacco vanishes from hand, is reproduce with other hand
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 84
Lu Brent The Classical Cigarette tobacco and cigarette paper penetrate handkerchief and transform into cigarette, thumb tip
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 84
Lu Brent Simplex Torn Card and Balloon
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 85
Lu Brent The Phantom Cigarette pantomime cigarette
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 98
Lu Brent "Here's Your Change---?" coin through knees, changes into small coins
Inspired by 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 22) 130
Lu Brent "We Stand Pat" stacked
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 136
Lu Brent Matching the Aces psychological force of one of the Aces
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 31
Lu Brent U Find Your Card
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 34
Lu Brent The Siamese Svengali Pack twenty-six glued pairs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
George G. Kaplan The "Impossible" Location clever
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 269
Lu Brent Three Chances two duplicates
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 286
Lu Brent Flighty Aces chosen pile sealed in envelop, using twelve extra aces
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 45) 307
Lu Brent Mental Temple one of six, OOSOOM
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 104) 625
Lu Brent Together Again three duplicate aces
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 45
Lu Brent One Ahead Peek spectator peeks a card, which is glimpsed boldly
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 46
Lu Brent How'd He Find It! selected card is taken out from the packet by touch
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 46
Lu Brent Site-Unseen three selection are found by stabbing an unknown card reversed into the deck , cards next to the card and reversed card itself are selections
Also published here 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 47
Lu Brent False Face Glimpse bold glimpse
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 47
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Bert Allerton, Lu Brent
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 10) 40
Lu Brent Self-Shuffle observing spectator's riffle shuffle, following the card
Related to 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 18) 77
Lu Brent Bill to Magazine - Letter to Bruce Elliott bill travels between two pages of chosen book or magazine
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 64) 262
Lu Brent Flighty Aces
Related to 1945 My Best 127
Lu Brent A Paper Cone, Silk N' Water red silk put in cone, water is added, red water an white silk result
1945 My Best 222
James G. Thompson Jr. Biographical Sketches of Contributors
  • Theo. Annemann
  • Charles Arbuthnot
  • George E. Arrowsmith
  • Roger Barkann
  • Sylvan Barnet
  • Joseph L. Barnett
  • Raymond L. Beebe
  • Eugene Bernstein
  • J. B. Bobo
  • John N. Booth
  • Tom Bowyer
  • Vynn Boyar
  • Joan Brandon
  • Fred Braue
  • John Braun
  • Lu Brent
  • R. C. Buff
  • Clyde F. Cairy
  • Loring Campbell
  • Jack Chanin
  • Frank Chapman
  • Forest V. Chesbro
  • Milbourne Christopher
  • Eddie Clever
  • Stanley Collins
  • Mystic Craig
  • Thomas J. Crawford
  • John J. Crimmins, JR.
  • Paul J. Curry
  • Del Monte
  • Harry Dobrin
  • Ronald B. Edwards
  • Bruce Elliot
  • Professor El-Tab
  • Dr. E. G. Ervin
  • Dr. Henry Ridgely Evans
  • Val Evans
  • "Hen" Fetsch
  • Thomas B. Fitzgerald
  • Dariel Fitzkee
  • Sid Fleischman
  • Joseph Harman Fries
  • Martin Gardner
  • Teral Garrett
  • Walter B. Gibson
  • Arnold L. Grubin
  • Nelson C. Hahne
  • Hathaway
  • Royal V. Heath
  • Charles H. Hopkins
  • Jean Hugard
  • Mark Jacobs
  • R. M. Jamison
  • F. H. Jeudevine
  • Maurice Kains
  • George G. Kaplan
  • George Karger
  • Joseph A. Karson
  • Wilbur Kattner
  • Gerald Lynton Kaufman
  • Howard B. Kayton, M.D.
  • The Great Kolar
  • Gerald Kosky
  • Abril Lamarque
  • William W. Larsen
  • Sid Lorraine
  • Art Lyle
  • L. Vosburgh Lyons
  • Richard F. Madden
  • Greer Marechal, JR.
  • George McAthy
  • William H. McCaffrey
  • Jack McMillen
  • Harry Mendoza
  • Orville Meyer
  • John W. Mifflin
  • Chester Morris
  • Paul Morris
  • Frederick Mosteller
  • Robert A. Nelson
  • C. A. George Newmann
  • Grady S. Nicholson
  • Dr. Cecil E. Nixon
  • Charles Walter Nyquist
  • Dell O'Dell
  • Tom Osborne
  • George Harrison Pittman
  • Julien J. Proskauer
  • Clayton Rawson
  • Ralph W. Read
  • Dolf Rudin
  • Herb Rungie
  • Ned Rutledge
  • James J. Sanders
  • Lucille Pierce Saxon
  • Sigmar - The Magician
  • Jerry Sorensen
  • Willard S. Smith
  • George Starke
  • Dr. Raymond V. Stone, SR. (RAMO)
  • Harlan Tarbell
  • DR. Franklin Taylor
  • J. G. Thompson, JR.
  • Jack F. Trebel
  • M. Van Reese
  • Jack Vosburgh
  • Audley Valentine Walsh
  • Peter Warlock
  • Herman L. Weber
  • Bob Weill
  • William H. Wilson
  • Tommy Windsor
  • Howard H. Wise
  • Ed. Wolff
  • Michael F. Zens
1945 My Best 347
Lu Brent Inflation dollar bill assembly, fives and ones
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 87) 353
Lu Brent Card Castle deck spread on plate and covered with handkerchief, two times wrong card found, deck transforms into castle with a card on top, again wrong, selection rises out
Feb. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 9) 192
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Eeny-Meeny see also p. 757
Inspired by 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 158) 636
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Clayton Rawson, Jerry Lukins. L. Vosburgh Lyons, Lu Brent, Tony Kardyro, Oscar Weigle
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 182) 730
Lu Brent Flighty Aces No. 50, Ace Assembly, aces travel from envelope to join leader ace in other envelope
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 89
Lu Brent Out of Print cigarette steals from newspaper after torn and restored newspaper
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 262) 1046
Laurie Ireland Three Magical Beauties short intro on Lu Brent
1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 7
Lu Brent Making a Production out of the Pyramid Puzzle using the Magic Pyramid Puzzle for Do As I Do, then Two in the Hand
1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 7
Lu Brent Chlorophyl Gag Card card is green, gag
1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 7
Lu Brent The "Trey (Tray) of Diamonds" Gag Card spectator selects special card, pun
1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 8
Lu Brent A Word With You
1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 3
Lu Brent Unbelievable Coincidence Spectator and magician each think of a card and write it down, each pull out a card from the deck, turns out they find each other's card
1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 5
Lu Brent Autographic Minds Spectator and magician each select and sign a card, lost in the deck, later manage to find each other's signed card
1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 8
Lu Brent A Prediction Supreme Face-up card placed in face-down spread, used to count/spell to random card, which is predicted. Essentially The Trick That Cannot Be Explained
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 9
Lu Brent A Location Supreme Same as A Prediction Supreme, but as a location instead of a prediction
Related to 1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 10
Lu Brent Peek-A-Boo! Card Location Two spectators peek at two cards, magician divines/locates them, bold magician peek
1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 11
Lu Brent A Unique Location
Inspired by
  • "Telephone Card Trick" (Al Baker, Audley Walsh)
Related to
1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 12
Lu Brent Together Again Ace Assembly type of routine, uses duplicates
1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 13
Lu Brent Card And Cigarette Card torn into four pieces, placed in handkerchief. When opened, only one corner remaining, the other three pieces are restored and found in cigarette in magician's mouth
1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 16
Lu Brent Double Trouble Spectator and magician each select a card. Performer's card is found reversed in the deck, then jumps to pocket, and the spectator's card is now reversed in the deck
Variations 1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 18
Lu Brent Double Trouble Again Same as Double Trouble, but both cards are now in pocket as the finale
Inspired by 1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 19
Lu Brent "U-Find-It" Spectator stabs face-up card in deck behind the back, found next to the selection
Related to 1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 20
Lu Brent "U-Find-Our-Cards" Spectator stabs face-up card in deck behind the back, found between two selected cards
Related to 1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 21
Lu Brent "U-Predict-Them" Pretty much identical to "U-Find-Our-Cards", except card is stabbed between two other cards, the two cards are predicted
Related to 1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 23
Lu Brent Sight-Unseen Magician stabs card face-up into deck, finds three selections
Related to 1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 24
Lu Brent Jumping Match split match on business card, jumping from side to side
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 353) 241
Lu Brent Glove to Hank glove turns into handkerchief
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 355) 249
Lu Brent Duo-Cig-Tear two cigarettes, one gaffed
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 356) 251
Lu Brent Color Change Gloves to rubber gloves, with change bag
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 359) 265
Lu Brent Twin Pipe Trick smoke appears from empty corn cob pipes
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 22
Dino Mazza, Lu Brent Silks and Ropes Routine three handkerchiefs penetrate ropes, and ropes with different colors fuse together
1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 391) 392
Don Tanner The Back Room on Modern Coin Magic, Martin Gardner, Stewart Judah, Joshua Stewart, Alvin Plough, Lu Brent, Micky Hades
1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 391) 394
Lu Brent A Pack Gone Wild cards change into forcing deck and back into normal
1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 392) 395
Lu Brent Lox deck with hole on lock, selection peeked, removed under handkerchief, glued peek-card, see also p. 15 for additional ideas, see p. 737 for credit information
Also published here Dec. 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 5
Don Tanner The Back Room on Micky Hades, Karl Fulves, David Hoy, Lu Brent
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 394) 406
Karl Fulves Lock-It lock and cards are dropped in a bag, selection found on lock, see p. 428 for idea by Lu Brent
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 399) 424
Robert Parrish, Art Lyle, Lu Brent, Eddie Clever Letters
  • Parrish: on Alexis Aces and Nielsen problem
  • Lyle: on ironing trousers
  • Brent: on Lock-It
  • Clever: on the Nielsen problem
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 400) 428
Lu Brent, E. Leslie May, Paul Sweetman, David Price, J. M. Levatino Etcetera with rant on "too many card tricks" by Levatino
Jan. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 15
Al Flosso, Karl Fulves The Wonderful Coin Trick coin held with visible pull as gag, then really vanishes from end of pull
Variations Aug. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 10) 52
Lu Brent, Walter Beaumont, Bob Still Etcetera magic square
Nov. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 65
Lu Brent Pull Gag pull shown, silk vanishes, pull shown empty
Inspired by Nov. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 65
Stewart James Smart Alexis three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 77 for credit information
  • p. 88 for comment by George McLean
Variations
Jan. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 73
Lu Brent End Papers two papers folded in quarters, one paper punched to make four holes, one travels to other paper
Related toAlso published here Jan. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 78
George McLean, Lu Brent, Bruce Cervon, George Blake Etcetera
Mar. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 88
Lu Brent Smart Alexis II three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches
Inspired by Mar. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 88
Bruce Cervon Readers performer locates card while wearing suspicious glasses, when spectator wears glasses he sees the marks, but all card are marked with same value
Related to
  • p. 108 for forcing deck idea by Lu Brent
Also published here
June 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 106
Lu Brent Card Stab Outdone with knife, card split in two sheets
Related to Oct. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 128
Don Nielson Supremo Deck Switch gag with light switch on card case
Related to
  • p. 146 for comment by Lu Brent
Oct. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 128
Lu Brent, Sam Randlett, F. William Kuethe, Jr., David Teppit Etcetera see p. 1036 for real author (Dr. H. T. Hoffman)
Dec. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 146
Lu Brent Two Tricks
  • ashes of burnt ribbon change into flower (Ireland's "Match To Flower")
  • idea for "Sock Finish" by De Lage (silk changes to sock)
  • Bill Frazee's no-fake egg bag
June 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 187
Lu Brent Fir Tree Climax Growth
1968 Newspaper Magic 129
Karl Fulves The Compleat Gamester proposition bets
  • Birthday Bet (see p. 292 for Mel Stover comment)
  • Red And Black (Martin Gardner)
  • License Plate Poker
  • Ace-Deuce-Jack Variations
  • Black And White
  • Coin Swindles
  • 3-Card Poker
  • Odds On Favorite (Omega Bet, card pushed in reversed and pairs dealt off)
Related toVariations July 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 9) 272
Mo Howarth, Ray Bedwell, Burling Hull, John Widmayer, Lu Brent Etcetera
Sep. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 11) 282
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Best Magic Tricks by Lu Brent Jan. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3) 312
Karl Fulves Babel on Lu Brent, Al Flosso, Joseph Schmidt's artwork, Lionel King anecdote doing magic for drunks
Apr. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 414
Lu Brent Site-Unseen three selection are found by stabbing an unknown card reversed into the deck , cards next to the card and reversed card itself are selections
Also published here 1972 The Living End 86
Tom Osborne, Lu Brent Match It mates are produced
1972 The Living End 111
John Cornelius Phantom Cigarette miming cigarette, it appears, thread hook-up, rubber cigarette, see also p. 786 for note by Lu Brent
Also published here May 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 7) 739
Lu Brent Lox deck hole-punched with lock, selection penetrates lock
Also published here 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 159
Karl Fulves Babel Sid Lorraine, machine-produced music, Lu Brent, Jack Chanin, IBM lecture on the magazine, Spellbinder, Slydini lecture
Jan. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 3) 834
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Best Magic Tricks by Lu Brent 1975 Interlocutor (Issue 2) 5
Karl Fulves The IQ Test questions taken out of hat, credit to Lu Brent
1977 The Magic Book 152
Joseph K. Schmidt, Lu Brent, F. William Kuethe, Jr., Joel Moskowitz, Fred Rickard, Henry Walton, David Goldberg, Scott C. McPhilliamy, Jeff Busby Letters Goldstein/Becker flap
1981 Interlocutor (Issue 45) 178
Harvey Rosenthal Hole Flight two pieces of paper, holes punched in both one hole travels from one paper to other paper held by spectator
Related to 1982 Hole Flight 3
Stephen Minch The Robin Hood Caper three cards are selected and spectator throw Aces in the deck, first spectator is close to his selection, second throws card next to his selection and third pierces his selection
Related to 1982 The Robin Hood Caper 2
Lu Brent Endpapers No. 74, two papers folded in quarters, one paper punched to make four holes, one travels to other paper
Also published here 1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 131
Paul Harris Arrow-Split-Arrow card is thrown and caught in deck and splits selection which has a tear then
Related toVariations 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 33
Lu Brent U Find Your Card Like Magic Thrust, but with some subtleties. Top card is not used, second card is reversed and stabbed in deck by spectator, next to selection.
Related toAlso published here 1999 Cunning Card Miracles 24
Unknown Get Thee Behind Me, Satan Seems identical to U Find Your Card
Related toAlso published here 1999 Cunning Card Miracles 27
Paul Curry The Perfect Miracle based on Lu Brent's "U-Find-It" in "Five Super Card Mysteries"
Also published here 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 296
Jack Avis Plot Idea for a Card Trick pips of selection sewn into blank cards
Inspired by
  • "Houdini's Card Trick" (Lu Brent, Linking Ring, Oct. 1945)
2006 Rara Avis 176
Lu Brent A Prediction Supreme TTTCBE
Also published here 2006 Designing Miracles 108
Darwin Ortiz The Trick that Takes Forever to Explain TTTCBE
Inspired by 2006 Designing Miracles 108