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Laurie Ireland A Portfolio of Bar and Close Up Tricks on Don Alan, brief
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 28
Don Alan A "Long" Card Trick gag, long card rises from cased deck, then miniature card appears, puns
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 28
Don Alan 7 Up comedy bit for rising card, Seven Up bottle is produced
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 29
Don Alan Parachute cards are thrown into the air, selection floats down on a little parachute
Related to 1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 30
Don Alan Dice ideas and gags for dice stacking and dice routines, trick die
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 30
Don Alan A Card Stunt name of selection is stamped on back of spectator's hand
Related to 1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 31
Don Alan Egg Gag with plastic hen
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 31
Don Alan Merv Taylor Split Deck deck cut with a knife, one is only pierced it is the selection
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 31
"Senator" Clark Crandall Some Gags by Senator Crandall as given to Don Alan
  • doll house cleanup set for restaurant / bar work
  • bulldog clip in sleeve, to produce a coin anytime
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 31
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Martin Gardner, Matt Schulien, Don Alan and his set, Clark Crandall
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 238) 953
Don Alan It's Flashy! sponge balls appear in a flash, with flash paper
1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 5
Don Alan Corner Riffle Force by Timing
Also published here 1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 6
Don Alan A Subtle One Way Force Deck with fifteen indifferent cards
1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 7
Don Alan The Inflation Pencil gag pencil, to vanish objects
1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 7
Don Alan Card in the Egg card is selected and miniature version found in plastic egg, all cards in deck are the same as climax
Variations 1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 9
Don Alan You Have Wax in Your Match Box matchbox to obtain wax, daub etc.
1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 10
Don Alan Bread Sandwich selection is found between two slices of bread
1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 11
Don Alan Keep Your "I" on Your Hat two pocket slates, signatures of performer and spectator on one side, hat size on the other, hat sizes change places
1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 12
Don Alan Bill in the Orange
1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 14
Don Alan Stuck Up Card card on wall, thumb tack
1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 16
Unknown About the Author about Don Alan
1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 19
Don Alan Don Alan's Cereal Bowl Routine rice bowls type
Related to 1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 32
Unknown The Flying Eagles three coins in the left join three coins in the right one by one
Variations 1952 Modern Coin Magic 152
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Milbourne Christopher, Lee Noble, Don Alan, Carl Rosini, George Starke, Stars of Magic, Orson Welles, Cy Endfield, Charlie Miller, Jimmy Grippo, Cardini
1952 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 246) 985
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Ricky Dunn, Bill Gresham, Don Alan, Chic Schoke,George Jason, Jack Chanin Frank Jogglar
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 277) 1109
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Don Alan
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 295) 1181
Don Alan Don Alan's Finish for the Benson Bowl
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 214
Don Alan Choo Choo Train Prop for Kid Shows
Also published here 1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 35
Jay Marshall The Bird Cage Tommy Vanderschmidt, Russell Swann, Earl Adcock, Don Alan, George Carolly, Sid Bergson, Milbourne Christopher, Norman Jensen newspaper clipping
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 305) 20
Jay Marshall The Society of American Magicians short description of
  • Clarke Crandall
  • Lee Le Roi
  • Don Alan
  • Johnny Platt
  • Johnny Paul
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 308) 29
Don Alan Pop Corn Swallowing like needle swallowing, for children
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 308) 29
Jay Marshall The Birdcage on Cy Endfield, Stan Musial, Francis Carlyle, Frank Garcia, Roy Benson, Ballantine, Dante, Don Alan, Del Ray, John Platt, Bert Allerton, Meyer Silberstein, Jack Miller, Leslie Guest, The Seven Circles, Frank Joglar, Raymonde
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 315) 64
Charles Smith Knickle Head nickel on forehead, has huge thumbtack/nail on back when removed
VariationsAlso published here 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 318) 79
Don Alan Walsh Production Table Bit
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 318) 79
Don Alan A World of Gags gags with small globe
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 318) 79
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
Jay Marshall The Birdcage on Houdini, Irv Desfor, Senator Crandall, Blackstone, Don Alan, Johnny Paul
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 320) 89
Jay Marshall The Birdcage on Don Alan, Neil Forster, Gen Grant, Roy Benson, The Escape Wizard, Jean Hugard, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Eddie Clever, John Braun, Audley Walsh
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 324) 107
Frances Ireland Marshall Back Talk on Rezvani, James Findley, De Vega, Max Andrews, Eddie Joseph, Ed Marlo, Paul LePaul, Don Alan, Matt Schulien
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 333) 143
Unknown About Don Alan
1956 Pretty Sneaky 4
Don Alan Sneaky Card to Pocket two cards selected, the first is not found but mentioned in an insurance policy, the second card appears in a sealed envelope
Also published here 1956 Pretty Sneaky 6
Don Alan "I'll Find It Wich My Slide Rule" name of selected card appears on slide rule
1956 Pretty Sneaky 7
Don Alan "Wot Hoppened?"
1956 Pretty Sneaky 9
Don Alan The Tree of... paper tree appears from rolled card, gag
1956 Pretty Sneaky 11
Don Alan It Can't Be... three phase routine
  • Aces on table, spectator thinks of Ace, Ace pocketed, it's thought Ace, other aces are also
found in pocket, cards on table are indifferent cards
  • MacDonalds Aces, spectator sits on fourth packet
  • four Aces in performers pocket change places with four indifferent cards in spectators pocket
Related to 1956 Pretty Sneaky 12
Don Alan A Pretty Sneaky Nudist...Routine
Related to 1956 Pretty Sneaky 19
Don Alan Christine (?), The Sneaky Deck card duck with alphabet cards, producing a message
1956 Pretty Sneaky 22
Don Alan Flaming Han Ping Chien (Presentation) with four coins and a match
1956 Pretty Sneaky 27
Don Alan A Las Vegas Fairy Tale through spectator's hand, with a cone and small die
1956 Pretty Sneaky 28
Don Alan Sneaky Half Dollar in Bottle coin in bottle combined with Anti-Gravico gimmick
1956 Pretty Sneaky 32
Don Alan Cut Down to Half a Pack gag, half cigarette pack
1956 Pretty Sneaky 35
Don Alan Cut Out this Tonite wordplay gag, with paper cuts
1956 Pretty Sneaky 36
Don Alan Ball Point Pen gag, ball appears on pen
1956 Pretty Sneaky 37
Don Alan Bits with Exploding Pellets gags with exploding pellets, loaded dice and exploding match
1956 Pretty Sneaky 37
Don Alan Bent Pins finish for linking pins, bent and impossible linked
1956 Pretty Sneaky 38
Don Alan Reading Palms gag, with rubber hand
1956 Pretty Sneaky 39
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
Don Alan Saddle Bags for Close Up Workers bags on chair
1956 Pretty Sneaky 40
Don Alan Lifesavers and Your Quarter Stack stack of coins idea
1956 Pretty Sneaky 41
Don Alan, Russel Walsh Russ Walsh Production Table Bit presentation idea
1956 Pretty Sneaky 41
Don Alan It's a Small World gags with a small pencil sharpener globe
1956 Pretty Sneaky 42
Don Alan Bowl or Cup Load finish for benson bowl routine, paper napkin wrapped on bowl, production of handkerchiefs
Variations 1956 Pretty Sneaky 42
Don Alan Ashes... smudge of ashes penetrates hand of spectator and appears in his palm, first shown to Don Alan by Jim Ryan
1956 Pretty Sneaky 43
Don Alan Bill, Lemon and Wrapper part of serial number is written down, featuring a floating burning wrapper
1956 Pretty Sneaky 44
Don Alan A Darker Shade of Malini lump of coal appears under fez
Related toVariations 1956 Pretty Sneaky 46
Jay Marshall BackTalk on magic magazines, Martin Gardner, Erdnase, Hugh R. Johnston, F. B. Sterling, Tarbell Testimonial, Don Alan, Lee LeRoi, Jim Sherman, Carl Jones, Phoebe Baker, Fred Allen
1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 340) 176
Harlan Tarbell Multiplying Corn Flakes and Milk rice bowls variation with cups
Related to 1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 343) 197
Don Alan Forward!
1960 Comedy a la Card 5
Frances Ireland Marshall The Year Book Album with photographs, John Platt, Bob Lotz, Ben Berger, W. Gilbert, Dorny, Jack Hazelhurst, Jimmy Trimble, Joe Berg, Johnny Jones, Rita del Gardi, Marie Dornfield, Don Alan, Channing Pollock, Johnny Paul, Paul McKamy, Bruno, Carazini, Dr. Clutterhouse, Jim Steranko, Karrell Fox, Harlan Tarbell, Perci Abbott
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 64
Max Malini Production of a Block of Ice under hat, guessing game with coin
Related toVariations 1962 Malini and His Magic 55
Don Tanner The Back Room on Don Alan, Burling Hull idea for Spongeball climax (plastic mice), E. W. Brady, Russ Burgess
1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 379) 346
Karl Fulves Babel S. Leo Horowitz died age 77, John Scarne on David Frost show, Don Alan on Gary Moore show
June 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 424
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Michael Albright, The Conjurer, Don Alan
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 141) 704
Fred Robinson (reviewer) Don Alan Lectures
notes on the lecture by Don Alan
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 6) 218
Don Alan Introduction
1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 5
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on Don Alan
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 6) 221
Philip T. Goldstein Ranch Dowser with a pendulum, duplicates
Inspired by
  • Ranch Bird (Don Alan)
1977 The Green Book of Mentalism 21
Don Alan Blackjacked brief, suggested as combination
1978 The Book of John 46
John F. Mendoza The Lump of Coal (TLC) lump of coal appears under fez after short coin interlude, then hat is full of pennies
Inspired byVariations 1978 The Book of John 83
John F. Mendoza The Bowl Routine longer combination
Inspired by 1978 The Book of John 92
Gene Nielsen Tarot Imagery major arcana, prediction of a tarot card
Inspired by
  • Don Alan's "Big Deal"
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 273) 1363
Don Alan Don Alan Turnover Switch envelopes
1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 84
John Carney Easy As Hell Prediction card in case matches selection
Inspired by
  • "Big Deal" (Don Alan)
1987 Lecture Notes Collection (Issue Carney Uncovered) 9
Ron Wilson Miracle Micro-Macro seated, see also Don Alan for credits
Related toAlso published here 1987 The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 50
Don Alan Sneaky Card to Pocket - How Else?
1991 Card to Wallet 82
Don Alan "Big Deal" Switch with jumbo card or similar object
1991 Carneycopia 124
Alexander de Cova (reviewer) The Greater Magic Video Library: Don Alan by Don AlanInspired by 1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1) 16
Van Abernathy Chute deck encircled with rubber band, signed selection floats down attached to small parachute
Related to 1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 46) 834
Don Alan Thickening A Plot nice card stab presentation, card is stabbed in paper bag
1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 3) 115
Tommy Wonder, Don Alan Magic Ranch card prediction in plastic egg, all cards in deck the same as surprise
Inspired byVariations 1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 1 45
Jon Racherbaumer Footnotes To A Book-in-Limbo on the Don Alan book, letter from Louis Falanga to Jon Racherbaumer
1996 Facsimile (Issue 4) 19
Don Alan Four Jacks jumping jacks gag
1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 23
Don Alan Devano Card Rise
Also published here 1999 Devano Card Rise 2
Jon Racherbaumer Snap Shots biography of Don Alan
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan xix
Don Alan Lean-Mean Chop Cup two final loads
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 5
Don Alan Devilish Devano Rise
Also published here 2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 15
Chuck Smith, Don Alan Knickle Head
Inspired by 2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 23
Don Alan Burning Sensation (Cigarette Through Quarter)
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 27
Don Alan Invisible Deck routine and presentation
  • About the Deck
  • Don Alan's Set-Up
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 37
Don Alan Benson Bowl (Over)
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 43
Don Alan Fanciful Flight seated
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 51
Don Alan, Brother John Hamman Micro-Macro Intro
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 59
Don Alan Bid Deal card prediction with jumbo card, second phase with 3 1/2 gag card
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 63
Don Alan Big Deal Switch with jumbo card
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 65
Milbourne Christopher, Don Alan Bagged Stab knife and bag
Inspired by
  • Milbourne Christopher's "Super Stab" in "Hugard's Magic Monthly" October, 1948.
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 69
Don Alan Scotch and Soda Coda
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 81
Don Alan Ranch Bird Deluxe with half forcing deck
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 85
Don Alan Darker Side of Malini coin transposition using a hat, then large steel nut appears under hat
Related to 2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 93
Bill McIlhany Don Alan's Magic Ranch on Don Alan's TV-Series Magic Ranch
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 107
Don Alan Stanley hand puppet monkey in basket finds selection
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 117
Don Alan Worm's Turn worm in basket finds chosen ABC card, snake in a basket
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 125
Don Alan Las Vegas Fairy Tale coins travel from one hand to the other, one by one
Inspired by 2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 135
Don Alan Cap and Pence with leather cone, coins through spectator's hand, second version with die and cup
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 140
Don Alan Clyde
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 150
Don Alan Fido other presentation for Fred trick
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 157
Don Alan Sneakily Stacked in Your Favor dice stacking routine, die changes to jumbo die and glass jar is used
  • How to Stack Dice
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 159
Don Alan Pretty-Sneaky Nudist Deck
Related to 2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 169
Don Alan Invisible Card to Wallet two cards selected, the first is not found but mentioned in an insurance policy, the second card appears in a sealed envelope
Also published here 2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 173
Don Alan Cutter gag scissors routine, scissors won't close
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 177
Edward Marlo, Don Alan Tweaking Marlo's Twee card trick based on a pun, picture with tree and three hearts,
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 179
Don Alan, Eddie Fields Blackjacked! humorous Blackjack routine, spectator wears glasses to see marked cards, ends with a Blackjack formed by a Fourteen and a Seven
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 181
Michael Albright Don Alan Lecture transcript of Don Alan's lecture from July, 5 1975
Also published here
  • "The Conjurer" Vol. 1, Nr. 7.
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 189
Don Alan Corner Riffle Force by Timing
Also published here 2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 201
Don Alan Disappearing Cane, Using a Top Hat with hole in hat
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 203
Don Alan Flying Medal medal on lapel is removed and flies back
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 205
Don Alan Hat Levitator hat floats in front of body
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 207
Don Alan Production of a Dove from a Borrowed Purse milk is poured into borrowed purse then a dove is produced
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 209
Don Alan Mousetrap (a la Card Sword) cards thrown into the air and one caught with a mouse trap
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 211
Don Alan Funny Vitamins (Close-Up Sight Gag) gags using jumping beans toys
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 213
Don Alan Art Work on Playing Cards tip for writing or drawing on cards
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 215
Don Alan Money Roller Routine printing bill on blank paper using a money roller
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 217
Don Alan Production of Flowers and Cards
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 219
Don Alan Floating and Rising Billiard Ball
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 221
Don Alan All Thumbs gag with rubber thumbs
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 223
Don Alan Dove Pan Tip & Microphone Stand Tray
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 225
Don Alan Funny Birdcage Vanish vanishing bird cage using a paper bag for misdirection
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 227
Don Alan Time-Card Gag
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 229
Don Alan Cereal Bowls rice bowls type, with rubber hot dogs and other props
Related to 2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 231
Don Alan Choo-Choo Train Prop for Kid Shows
Also published here 2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 235
Don Alan A Trick You Can Write Home About! two stamps change places and appear back in envelope, as a climax stamp appears on envelope addressed to spectator, double-sided stamp
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 237
Jon Racherbaumer, Don Alan, Earle Christenberry Last Transcript from a tape made in April 30, 1990
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 241
Jon Racherbaumer, Don Alan Sneaky Things to Remember 23 points to think about
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 259
Jon Racherbaumer Fun Scales scales of Don Alan's routines
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 261
Jon Racherbaumer Capsule Chronology Don Alan chronological timeline
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 265
Jon Racherbaumer Bibliography & Filmography of Don Alan
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 267
Reed McClintock Scotch and Soda for Real Transpositions and vanishes of American half dollar and Mexican centavo.
Inspired byRelated to 2002 Knuckle Busters Vol. 1 1
Karl Fulves No Way Out Aces on table, spectator thinks of Ace, Ace pocketed, it's thought Ace and others change into Jacks
Related toVariations 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 74
Jay Sankey Big Time chosen card matches jumbo card prediction
Related to
  • "Big Deal" (Don Alan, marketed)
2004 Sankey Unleashed 8
Don Alan The Complete Don Alan's Chop Cup
2005 The Complete Don Alan's Chop Cup 6
Don Alan Don Alan Chop Cup Loading Technique
2005 The Complete Don Alan's Chop Cup 20
Don Alan The Big Bang chop cup loading technique with bang on table
2005 The Complete Don Alan's Chop Cup 25
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Magic Ranch by Don Alan Mar. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 3) 99
Patrick Page Heba Haba Magic name of card appears on hand of spectator, ink pad
Related to 2011 Magic Page by Page 52
Don Alan "Big Deal" Switch under wallet
2011 More Power to You 139
G Wonder's Surprise (惊爆蛋) Selected card vanishes from deck, appears inside sealed Kinder Surprise egg
Inspired by 2014 Inspiration 15