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Theodore Annemann A Matter of Policy story gag trick with twenty giant cards, ten democrats and ten republics, see page 54 for further comments and page 99 for improvement by Max Holden, see page 172 for improvement by Andrew Brennan
Related to 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 9) 35
Henry Christ Lies! Lies! Lies! corner short or one-way back
Related toVariations 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 39
Paul Curry Another Stop! spectator stops while riffling, performer knows card, short card and set-up, for credit details reference
Inspired by 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 107
Paul Curry Nyctalopia spectator writes name in dark with lights out, performer divines it, carbon paper
Related to 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 37) 245
Paul Curry "Touch" prediction written on cards, deck of double facers
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 44
Paul Curry Infallible Prediction free selection is predicted written on other card, deck of double facers, double backer, "Touch"
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 442
Paul Curry The Curry Turn-Over Change
Variations 1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 6
Paul Curry Lost and Found two spectators remember cards and their positions, shuffle, two other cards find selections by stabbing the pack behind back
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 36
Paul Curry A Cur(r)i-ous Prediction spectator turns a card over behind his back which is predicted
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 49
Paul Curry Reversed Card Transfer Switch as reversed card is transferred to bottom
Related to 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 50
Paul Curry Card Reverse
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 51
Unknown The Jumping Rubber Band classic
Related to 1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 134
Henry Christ The Perfect Card Location setting double back key card
Related to 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 8
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on using adult methods when learning magic, John Scarne, James G. Thompson, Annemann, Miss Vivian St. John, Paul Curry and Russel Swann
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 37) 154
Paul Curry Out of this Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a book
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 216
Bruce Elliott The Back Room idea for Curry's "Out of this Phone Book", eliminating the cards and presentation for card frame both by Audley Walsh
Related to 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 220
John J. Crimmins Jr. Extra Joker Prediction
Related to 1945 My Best 74
Paul Curry Next! the selected card is found next to a card with the message "Your Card Will be next"
Related to 1945 My Best 75
Paul Curry Follow Me two decks, several versions
1945 My Best 78
Paul Curry I.O.U dime is wrapped with paper and in a flash the paper vanishes, coin transforms to a penny. Under the npenny is a little circle of paper "IOU 9ct"
Related to 1945 My Best 161
Paul Curry Out Of This Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a book
Related toAlso published here 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 20
Bruce Elliott Silver Walls piece of paper is put between two coins, any number appears on the paper
Related to 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 83) 336
Paul Curry A Period of Darkness selection in the deck and a signed slate turnover in the dark, while spectator secures them on the table
Also published here 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 86) 348
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dell O'Dell, Ken Crossen, Paul Curry
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 92) 375
Roger Barkann Follow the Leaders routine with red/black effects
  • prediction of red / black relationship (Phoenix No. 1)
  • Out of this World (not explained)
  • Follow the Leader (not explained)
  • Slop Shuffle Color Separation
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 102) 409
L. Vosburgh Lyons Discus Chinese compass, arrows on circle point always in same direction
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 102) 410
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Out of This World by Paul Curry 1946 The Paul Fleming Book Reviews — Volume II 28
Paul Curry New View deck in new deck order, spectator has the deck behind the back and puts one card reversed in the middle of the deck, exactly in order
Variations 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 120) 481
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Paul Fleming, Paul Curry, L. Vosburgh Lyons, Bill Grace, Richard Himber
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 121) 488
Paul Curry Curry Favors
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 123) 496
Paul Curry Cigarette Switch
Related to 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 123) 496
Paul Curry Linked two ropes hanging on performer's shoulder link, see also ring & tape sequence in "Sefalaljia"
Related toVariations 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 123) 496
Paul Curry Curry Favors
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 124) 500
Paul Curry One Down card is inserted face up in the pack behind spectator's back and divined
Related to 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 124) 500
Paul Curry Curry Favors
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 504
Paul Curry Two Minutes from Now spectator thinks stop at his selection when performer names the cards, position is predicted too
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 504
Paul Curry Curry Favors
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 126) 505
Paul Curry Do As I Do
Related toVariations 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 126) 505
Paul Curry Curry Favors on the Indian rope mystery
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 127) 512
Paul Curry On and Off two ribbon rings threaded through a nut and lowered into a hat, under a handkerchief the selected ribbon penetrates the nut
Related to 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 127) 512
Paul Curry Curry Favors on Touch and variations of it
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 129) 520
Paul Curry Ripping, Eh, What! while tearing the envelopes open, used for Annemann's Pseudo Psychometry
Also published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 129) 520
Paul Curry Thar She Blows! presentation idea for revealing a card
Also published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 129) 520
Paul Curry Curry Favors
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 130) 524
Paul Curry The Perfect Miracle
Related toAlso published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 130) 524
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Al Wheately, Paul Curry, Bill Larsen, Vernon, Felix Greenfield
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 130) 524
Paul Curry Curry Favors
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 131) 528
Paul Curry The Whispering Jokers card is removed, all card named and removed one named instead of joker, selection is named
Related toVariations 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 131) 528
Paul Curry Curry Favors
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 132) 532
Paul Curry Gutter Magic card is found on the street, destroyed and vanished, then found again at the same spot as in the beginning
Also published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 132) 532
Paul Curry Think of a Card spectator cuts thought-of card to face of stacked deck and then loses it
VariationsAlso published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 132) 532
Paul Curry Curry Favors on Ed Marlo
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 134) 540
Paul Curry Haunted Pack Variation
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 134) 540
Paul Curry Curry Favors
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 135) 544
Paul Curry Miscalled
Related to 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 135) 544
Paul Curry Torn Center Billet Improvement
Related toAlso published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 137) 552
Paul Curry Curry Favors on advertising and one way principle
Also published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 138) 556
Paul Curry Curry Favors
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 139) 560
Paul Curry Two Together spectator and performer think of a card in their half and note them on a business card, halves are put together back to back and two cards slipped of together, the noted cards are slipped of at the same time
Related toVariations 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 139) 560
Paul Curry Curry Favors
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 141) 568
Paul Curry Mindreading? red backed card is put into blue deck, this card is selected
Related to 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 141) 568
Unknown Double-Back Corner-Short Location out of the room selection
Related to 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 44
Dai Vernon Message in the Flames center tear handling
Related toVariations 1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 149
Dai Vernon, Paul Curry, Martin Gardner, John Scarne, Audley Walsh Ten Card Deal jonah card
Related toAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 168) 672
Martin Gardner, Edward Marlo, Bert Allerton Ten Card Deal P.S. further ideas on the ten card poker deal
Related toAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 170) 681
John Murray Take Ten finale for ten card poker deal, all cards are put in separated envelopes
Related toAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 180) 719
Paul Curry, Bill Woodfield Pocketed card to watch pocket, with reflex beginning
Related toAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 191) 764
Gerald Kosky Letter from Gerald Kosky to Bruce Elliott ideas on Pocketed
Related to 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 193) 772
Elizabeth Warlock Linklater with a piece of wood, similar working to Dean's Box
Inspired by 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 212) 846
Tom Ransom New(er) View impromptu version of the Curry effect
Inspired by 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 233) 931
Bill Simon Coincidence repeated mate coincidence, two halves, dealing cards simultaneously
Inspired byRelated to
  • Will (Unknown, 1996)
1952 Effective Card Magic 29
Paul Curry You're a Liar presentational idea
Related toAlso published here 1952 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 246) 982
Paul Curry Fourth Dimensional Turning idea for S.S. Adams money printing machine, performer and spectator write names on both sides of a paper, when put in machine paper turns inside out and back
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 252) 1009
Edward Marlo Touch Retouched - Retouched card reversed by spectator is predicted, force, see page 196 for credits
Inspired by 1953 The Cardician 138
Edward Marlo Under-the-Spread Switch as card is tabled
Related toVariations 1953 The Cardician 160
Jack Avis Loops Entwined under handkerchief
Inspired byAlso published here 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 275) 1098
Jack Yates Match Miracle spectator reverses one of four matches and eliminates one by one after given instructions and will end up with the reversed one
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1954 Minds in Close-Up 9
Bill Bowman Clipped clipped, two paperclips on folded bill link, see p. 56 for variation with three clips
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 310) 38
Paul Curry The Turn-Over Change plus variation
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part I 15
Stewart Judah, George Karger, Al O'Hagan, Jesse J. Langston Jr., G. E. Emme, Stewart James, Paul Curry, Ronald B. Edwards Clipped Again more ideas and tips for Bowman's Clipped
Inspired by 1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 324) 105
Paul Curry You're A Liar
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 109
Paul Curry, Bill Woodfield Pocketed card to watch pocket, slit, with reflex beginning
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 169
Paul Curry, Martin Gardner, John Scarne, Dai Vernon, Audley Walsh Ten Card Deal jonah card
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 190
Paul Curry Torn Center
Related toAlso published here 1956 The Best in Magic 210
Paul Curry Curry's Paradox Various geometrical vanishes of squares in rectangles and squares
Variations 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 139
Martin Gardner Curry Triangles Geometrical vanishes with triangles
Inspired by 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 145
Paul Curry Three-piece Squares Cut square into three pieces, rearrange to get hole
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 153
Paul Curry, Martin Gardner Two-piece Squares Cut square into two pieces, rearrange to get hole
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 153
Paul Curry Curry's Version Think of a number, do some operations, predict final result, better presentation
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 160
Edward Marlo, Paul Curry Marlo-Curry Change Variation
1959 Marlo Meets His Match 11
Paul Curry The Turnover Change
1962 Close-up Card Magic 215
Bill Simon, Paul Curry 1-2-3-4
1962 Close-up Card Magic 231
Harry Lorayne, Paul Curry Multiple Change Curry Turnover Change for multiple cards
1962 Close-up Card Magic 263
Edward Marlo Do As I Do "Eleventh Effect", with two decks, two methods
Inspired byRelated to 1962 Tilt! 18
Martin Gardner Introduction on Paul Curry
1965 Magician's Magic 1
Paul Curry Chapter One: By Way of Background
1965 Magician's Magic 7
Paul Curry Chapter Two: The Old, Old Tricks magic history, Egyptian magicians, The Discovery of Witchcraft, Charles Dickens, Cagliostro, Pinetti, Robert-Houdin
1965 Magician's Magic 11
Paul Curry Chapter Three: The Magician's Image on Alexander Herrmann, Hoffmann's Modern Magic, Harry Kellar, Howard Thurston
1965 Magician's Magic 37
Paul Curry Chapter Four: Houdini and After on Harry Houdini, T. Nelson Downs, Nate Leipzig, Fred Keating, Joseph Dunninger, Emil Jarrow, Ade Duval, Cardini, Jack Gwynne
1965 Magician's Magic 47
Paul Curry Chapter Five: The New Conjurers on Milbourne Christopher, amateur magicians, famous actors, authors and other celebrities, who did magic, John Scarne, Clayton Rawson, Jimmy Grippo
1965 Magician's Magic 65
Paul Curry Chapter Six: What Became of Gravity on the Indian Rope Trick, levitation
1965 Magician's Magic 79
Paul Curry A Pencil - A Ring - and Gravity ring levitates up and down on pencil, then pencil levitates
1965 Magician's Magic 95
Paul Curry Chapter Seven: Into Thin Air on disappearance
1965 Magician's Magic 101
Paul Curry Where Does the Ducks Go? break-away box
1965 Magician's Magic 110
Paul Curry The Joker Knows spectator selects a card, which a vanishes and appears in the card case
Variations 1965 Magician's Magic 116
Paul Curry Chapter Eight: Out of Nowhere on appearance
1965 Magician's Magic 125
Paul Curry Made Whole Again on sawing a person in half
1965 Magician's Magic 137
Paul Curry The Cut and Restored String
1965 Magician's Magic 145
Paul Curry Chapter Nine: Ties that Do Not Bind on escapes
1965 Magician's Magic 153
Paul Curry String Around the Fingers like the jumping rubber band, with a long string and the fingers are fixed with a rubberband
Related to 1965 Magician's Magic 160
Paul Curry On and Off washer penetrates string under handkerchief
1965 Magician's Magic 165
Paul Curry Chapter Ten: The Power of Thought on mentalism and the history of the two person telepathy
1965 Magician's Magic 173
Paul Curry Thoughts from Afar medium on telephone knows selected card
Related to 1965 Magician's Magic 183
Paul Curry Chapter Eleven: Of Things to Come on predictions
1965 Magician's Magic 193
Paul Curry Three Cards in the Future three card prediction
Related to 1965 Magician's Magic 195
Paul Curry Chapter Twelve: The Quick and the Dead on spiritualism, seance, Fox Sisters, Davenport brothers
1965 Magician's Magic 205
Paul Curry A Simple Spirit Séance
1965 Magician's Magic 224
Paul Curry Chapter Thirteen: The Mind Reels Henry Green performing Out of this World for Winston Churchill
1965 Magician's Magic 237
Paul Curry Out of this World
1965 Magician's Magic 239
Paul Curry The Case of the Missing Hat cards with magicians and with hats, story trick
Related toVariations 1965 Magician's Magic 248
Paul Curry Bibliography
1965 Magician's Magic 261
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control
  • Part One: pairs attract each other after riffle shuffle (RBBR-RBBR-...)
  • Part Two: spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which red
  • Part Three: number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 111
Paul Curry Probability Zero ten business cards are numbered from one to ten on one side and the cards shuffled and turned over, spectator selects cards and the numbers from one to ten are written on the other side, they match
Related to
  • p. 133 for reference
Also published here
Aug. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 113
Henry Christ, James G. Thompson Jr. The 203rd Force continued on p. 198
Related to July 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 194
Paul Curry In the Balance weighing puzzle, see also p. 312 for variation by Ben Braude
Related to July 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 9) 269
Paul Curry In the Balance solution to weighing puzzle
Related to Aug. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 10) 274
Aldini, Paul Curry Mental-Matic Deck Name of card written on back of a card, matches freely thought of card
Inspired by 1969 Roughingly Yours 38
Allan Slaight Build Down progressive poker deal with ten card poker deal finale, see also p. 340 & 342
Inspired byRelated to
  • "The Psychological Loser" (Daniel Dobson, Tokyo Trickery by Takinshi Nemoto, Magic Inc.)
Also published here
Mar. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 325
Roy Walton Devilish Die die wrapped in flash paper is rolled, paper burned, rolled number counted down to, card predicted on paper piece underneath die
Related to Winter 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 383
Paul Curry, Harry Lorayne The Color-Changing Deck Lorayne's handling for Curry's routine
1971 Reputation-Makers 239
Karl Fulves One Finger Double push-off with apparently a single finger
Related toVariations 1971 The Book of Numbers — Supplementary Notes 18
Edward Marlo, Henry Christ Marlo on the Christ Force as key card placement, five variations
Related to 1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 283
J. W. Sarles End Result in-the-hands version
Inspired byVariations Nov. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 465
Cicardi Hell's Fire! five business cards with words on them, spectator divines them correclty
Inspired by 1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 59) 293
Jerry K. Hartman Mentalias Use of signed card to divine thought-of card
Inspired by 1973 Means & Ends 64
Paul Curry Swindle Switch
1974 Epilogue (Issue 21) 197
Paul Curry The Problem Of Card 13 spectator selects twelve cards from the the deck, which are all the same suit as a card previously removed, see also Hofzinser's first problem "Choice of Color" (Magic Christian: "Non Plus Ultra - Hofzinsers Kartenkünste Band 2" p. 317)
1974 Paul Curry Presents 1
Paul Curry Block Turnover Packet Switch
1974 Paul Curry Presents 5
Paul Curry A Swindle Of Sorts see also Bruce Bernstein's "Eat at Joe's"
Related toVariations 1974 Paul Curry Presents 7
Paul Curry Swindle Switch
Variations 1974 Paul Curry Presents 8
Paul Curry Mission Incredible spectator shuffles thirteen cards of one suit and arrange them in order without looking, double facer and duplicates
Related to 1974 Paul Curry Presents 11
Paul Curry Houdini's Legacy circle is drawn on a card, deck cut somewhere, the name of the cut to card is now written in the circle
Variations 1974 Paul Curry Presents 16
Paul Curry Missing Link two rope rings link
1974 Paul Curry Presents 20
Paul Curry IOU quarter is wrapped with paper and in a flash the paper vanishes, coin transforms to a nickel. Under the nickel is a little circle of paper "IOU 20ct"
1974 Paul Curry Presents 25
Paul Curry Cider! with extra card (double jonah)
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1974 Paul Curry Presents 28
Paul Curry Kissing Cards King and Queen of same suit travel to the center of the deck
VariationsAlso published here 1974 Paul Curry Presents 32
Paul Curry The Drawback Double Lift
Related toVariations 1974 Paul Curry Presents 36
Paul Curry Break Transfer from Bottom to Top break over two cards on the bottom, overhand shuffle, transfer to top
1974 Paul Curry Presents 38
Paul Curry The Time Change color change with the drawback double lift
1974 Paul Curry Presents 39
Paul Curry The Drawback Vanish with the aid of the drawback double lift
1974 Paul Curry Presents 41
Paul Curry Turnabout arrows on squares turn so they always end up pointing in the same direction
Related to 1974 Paul Curry Presents 42
Paul Curry The Twist Turnover secretly gives a quarter turn in the act of turning over
1974 Paul Curry Presents 43
Paul Curry Don't Lie To Me two spectators get half the pack and either lie or say the truth about each card, magician spots all the lies
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1974 Paul Curry Presents 47
Paul Curry Spread Shuffle
1974 Paul Curry Presents 49
Paul Curry The Red And The Black spectator arrange the deck, cards are in red/black pairs except the aces.
Related toVariations 1974 Paul Curry Presents 53
Paul Curry Turn of the Century
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1974 Paul Curry Presents 57
Paul Curry Think Of Twenty-Five mindreading presentation, magician matches the put down cards with the mates.
1974 Paul Curry Presents 62
Paul Curry More Power To The Thought one deck
1974 Paul Curry Presents 67
Paul Curry The Missing Thought spectator sits on a card, looks at all the other cards, magician checks all the cards he receives on a pad, except the chosen one
1974 Paul Curry Presents 71
Paul Curry Alias Sherlock Holmes center tear presentation, revealing the word by analyzing the burnt paper
1974 Paul Curry Presents 75
Paul Curry Teleport two thought of cards travel from one half to the other one by one, twenty-four duplicates
Related to
  • "Telepathy" (Jean Hugard, Sphinx, June 1935, p. 101)
Also published here
1974 Paul Curry Presents 78
Paul Curry A Penny For Your Thoughts after some changes (written directions) the order of four coins and a rolled up bill is named
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1974 Paul Curry Presents 83
Paul Curry The Tap Pass tapping one half on the other as a cover, also as packet switch (see p. 99)
Related to 1974 Paul Curry Presents 89
Paul Curry The World Revisted some credit information and the classic routine
1974 Paul Curry Presents 91
Paul Curry Best Of Possible Worlds
1974 Paul Curry Presents 94
Paul Curry A Show Of Hands cutting the high card with the spectator, the magician has the influence when he wins and loses
1974 Paul Curry Presents 96
Paul Curry Mindmaster spectator always gets two cards and decides whether they are mixed or have the same color
1974 Paul Curry Presents 100
Paul Curry Odds And Evens spectator always gets two cards and decides whether they have an odd or even total
1974 Paul Curry Presents 106
Paul Curry Fake Casing half the deck apparently placed in case
1974 Paul Curry Presents 80
Paul Curry First - a Few Apologies
1974 Paul Curry Presents
Paul Curry ...and That's It!
1974 Paul Curry Presents 108
Karl Fulves One Finger Double Lift
Inspired byRelated to 1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 99
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Paul Curry Presents by Paul Curry 1975 Interlocutor (Issue 3) 8
Paul Curry Never in a Lifetime two shuffled halves, magician does the same as spectator, both separate cards into red and black
Also published here 1975 Never in a Lifetime 1
Fred Robinson Focus on Bob Haines, Paul Curry, Ed Schuman, Daryl Smith, Gordon Bruce, The Magic Circle, Eric Eswin, Francis Giles, Alex Elmsley's lines o say to a friend after a bad show
1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 199
Joe Riding, Paul Curry Mission Accomplished
Inspired by 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 9) 262
Paul Curry Multiple Thought Power two decks, with three selections simultaneously
1976 Multiple Thought Power 1
Paul Curry Extraction Displacement as touched card is outjogged and turned over
1976 Multiple Thought Power 2
Al Mann A Link with Eternity - An Object Lesson in the Art of Mindreading presentation and analysis of a mentalism routine
Related to 1976 Mental-Ettes 1
Paul Curry Letter to Rick Johnsson
1976 Practical Impossibilities 42
Paul Curry "Dirty Tricks" story trick, cards with donkeys (democrats) and elephants (republicans), missing hat puzzle, one card vanishes among four other cards
Related to 1976 "Dirty Tricks" 1
Paul Curry Half Gone half of the deck vanishes from a handkerchief
Also published here 1977 Special Effects 1
Paul Curry Bluff Pass done face up
1977 Special Effects 2
Paul Curry Teacher's Pet with sucker presentation
1977 Special Effects 4
Paul Curry Out Of Sight eight kings, cards of a suit end up in order after a sequence of shuffling and switching, mind reading presentation
1977 Special Effects 7
Charles T. Jordan, Paul Curry Interlocking Chain Principle with a ruse to make the shuffle more convincing
1977 Special Effects 9
Paul Curry Tops Of The Heaps Ace to Four instead of four aces
1977 Special Effects 13
Paul Curry Circle of Fire chosen card appears on piece of paper between to coins, shell
Inspired byRelated to 1977 Special Effects 16
Paul Curry Random Harvest spectator finds shuffled face down numbered cards in order and fails at your predicted number
1977 Special Effects 19
Paul Curry Second Deal with cut out half circle
1977 Special Effects 22
Paul Curry Double Lift with cut out circle
1977 Special Effects 24
Paul Curry Phantasy Under Glass under glass bowl, ends clean
1977 Special Effects 26
Paul Curry Under Wraps performer's hand is wrapped in a clear plastic bag, ends clean
1977 Special Effects 30
Paul Curry By Any Other Name the initials of a thought of card appear on a joker (Glorpy)
1977 Special Effects 32
Paul Curry Joining The Ladies three cards are torn in halves and the pieces shuffled, then mixed (with help of a chart), finally all pieces are next to their equivalent
Related toVariations 1977 Special Effects 35
Paul Curry Triple Threat first mates in two piles, second every card matches
Inspired by 1977 Special Effects 38
Paul Curry Position Change a card's position is changed while turned over
1977 Special Effects 40
Paul Curry Swindle Switch
1977 Special Effects 43
Paul Curry The Open Prediction with gimmick
Variations 1977 Special Effects 44
Hans E. Trixer Compas-sion
Related to 1977 Special Effects 48
Paul Curry The Side Pass with variation where hand is holding the pack at one's side
Related to 1977 Special Effects 55
Paul Curry Out Of Mind
Inspired by 1977 Special Effects 58
Paul Curry That Extra Something 25 cards are dealt into five piles, prediction of the order of a selected one
1977 Special Effects 63
Paul Curry Past, Present And Future two decks, three cards match, (apparently original) version of Paul Curry's "Touch"
Related to 1977 Special Effects 68
Paul Curry, John Scarne Scarne's Psychic Experiment
1977 Special Effects 71
Paul Curry The Charm Of Luck a talisman influences the outcome
1977 Special Effects 74
Paul Curry Concept Of A Classic
Inspired by 1977 Special Effects 77
Paul Curry A Turn In Time four blanks, two rubberbands, signed card reverses in the banded packet
1977 Special Effects 82
Paul Curry, Terry Morgan Future Shock two sets of ESP cards match, swindle switch
Related to 1977 Special Effects 90
Paul Curry First - an excuse..
1977 Special Effects
Paul Curry, Terry Morgan Simply Miraculous corner is torn from card, card vanishes from deck and appears in envelope, gimmick for switching corners, pocket card
1977 Simply Miraculous 1
Harry Lorayne Ultra Bind two ropes link
Inspired by 1977 The Magic Book 294
Steven Kuske OOTW
Related to 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 6) 526
Paul Curry Paul Curry Writes on Out Of This World and as a response to reference
Inspired by 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 10) 582
Paul Curry Spaced Out blue-backed and red-backed card with different suit symbol holes punched out, holes switch places
1978 Spaced Out 1
Karl Fulves Black on Black spade packet dealt, spectator slaps hand on one spade and it transforms into named joker, no method
Related to 1978 Transpo Trix 80
Paul Curry The Sliding Knot - Restoration Supre
1978 The Sliding Knot and Restoration Supreme 1
Paul Curry The Sliding Knot rope held by two assistants, cut and knotted, knot can be moved and opened at any point
Also published here 1978 The Sliding Knot and Restoration Supreme 1
Paul Curry Restoration Supreme cut and restored rope with sliding knot, different restoration
Also published here 1978 The Sliding Knot and Restoration Supreme 5
Edward Marlo The Re-Opened Prediction
  • 2nd Method
  • 3rd Method
  • 4th Method: The Spectator's Open Prediction (based on Curry's in reference)
  • The Final Method
Inspired by 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 153
Karl Fulves The Sliding Knot credit information
Related to 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 32) 126
Steve Beam, Don Morris Just Joking based on a Paul Curry idea from Magician's Magic (?), card vanishes and appear in pocket, with Jokers, as an Out
1979 Inside Outs 12
Edward Marlo, Paul Curry The Joker Reads Minds spectator thinks of card and reads order of shuffled deck, spectator should misread joker as selection, it is divined, six methods
Also published here 1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 5
Paul Curry, Edward Marlo, Roger Crosthwaite In The Air Turnover Change
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10) 920
Paul Curry The Disappearing Rabbit
Variations 1980 Curioser 2
Karl Fulves Rabbit Reunion Curry's effect with 2 rabbits vanishing one by one
Inspired by 1980 Curioser 6
Karl Fulves Notes By Karl Fulves on Curry's effect
Related to 1980 Curioser 9
Lewis Ganson, Paul Curry, Cy Endfield, Audley Walsh Convincers
  • The Bent Corner
  • The Tacked Card (Paul Curry / Cy Endfield)
  • Paper Clip Climax (Audley Walsh)
1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 15
Karl Fulves Mathematical 3-Card Monte
Variations 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 59
Edward Marlo Marlo's "Card Thirteen in Spades" spectator selects all spades, deck with all spades
Inspired by
  • Racherbaumer (New Pentagram, Nov. 1979)
Related to
1981 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 80
Paul Curry Pass Switch-Out
1981 Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Hearts) 10
Daryl Martinez, Paul Curry, Bill Simon Sleightly Touched unknown card reversed, magician locates card of same suit and value
Variations 1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 42
Karl Fulves Magna II using book as impromptu easel
Inspired by 1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 32
Thomas Alan Waters Decideal outcome is predicted
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 206
Paul Curry Swindle Switch
1983 Marlo without Tears 98
David Britland Seconds Out...
Inspired by 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 30) 585
Paul Curry, Howard A. Adams Matchmaker five ESP cards, torn in half, matching routine, see also following item, for credit information see reference
Related to 1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 294
Paul Curry Matchmaker - Telephone Version version of previous item over the telephone, five ESP cards are torn in half, matching routine
1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 295
Paul Curry The Curry Turnover Change
1984 The Best of Close-Up Magic 129
Edward Marlo On Curry's Think of a Card prediction written on playing card, under-the-spread placement
Inspired by
  • "Think of a Card?" (Paul Curry, 1978, Supreme Magic Company)
Also published here
  • MUM, Apr. 1983
1984 At The Table 69
Jon Racherbaumer, Edward Marlo Strong Cider credit information
Inspired byAlso published here 1984 At The Table 163
Jon Racherbaumer Pensées thoughts on various topics, Dan Greenburg, Looy Simonoff, A Swindle of Sorts, Raymond Smullyan, Marx Brothers, magazine The Magic Wand
Related to 1984 At The Table 185
Paul Curry Turnover Change
Oct. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 1123
Jerry K. Hartman Suit-De-Suit different method without bluff-switch
Inspired by 1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 169
Thomas Alan Waters Pagency word is selected from a book and named to the performer, he names correct position in dictionary
Related to 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 741
Paul Curry, Frederick Braue Curry Turnover Change (Braue Handling)
Inspired by 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 25
Paul Curry 3) The Mental Thinkier
Also published here 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 13
Paul Curry Probability Zero No. 2, ten business cards are numbered from one to ten on one side and the cards shuffled and turned over, spectator selects cards and the numbers from one to ten are written on the other side, they match
Also published here 1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 3
David Britland Sagittarius out-of-hand selection, performer stabs reversed card next to selection, Henry Christ Force inspired
Related to 1986 Psychomancy 20
Dai Vernon, Henry Christ The Vernon One-Handed Shift see Curry reference for credit to Henry Christ
Related to 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 25
Paul Curry One, Two, Three one card has a slit, with clean up and credit information on the principle
1987 Epoptica (Issue 12) 567
Paul Curry Curry Turnover Change
1988 The Cardwright 34
Edward Marlo Staggering Power of Thought mates found when dealing through two halves simultaneously
Inspired byVariations 1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 16
Ken Krenzel Paul Curry's Open Prediction outline of method with card shelf
1990 Close-up Impact! 50
Philip T. Goldstein Numberskull with three decks, one deck with numbers from one to 52
Related to 1991 Music City Conclave 1992 Notes 9
Paul Curry, Frederick Braue For Nikola Routine could be done with any stack
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 6
Dany Ray Un Billon de Probabilidades en Contra two decks, two cards at same position, two methods, very similar to Curry's Power of Thought
Related toAlso published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 108
Arturo de Ascanio Fuera de este Mundo
Also published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 4 76
Lewis Jones Sweeter Cider
Inspired byAlso published here 1992 Profile (Issue 9) 11
Ernest Earick Bottom Palm, one-handed independent of Curry's palm
Related to 1993 By Forces Unseen 85
Peter Duffie Betwixt and Between card chosen, Christ Cut to select a number by counting turned-over block, then Jokers turn over and trap that number of card, then the selection
Inspired by 1993 Card Selection 8
Philip T. Goldstein, Paul Curry Automix working method
Inspired by 1994 Thabbatical 113
John Riggs ESP 2000 six business cards are numbered from one to six on one side and the cards shuffled and turned over, spectator selects cards and the numbers from one to six are written on the other side, they match
Inspired by
  • Ormond McGill's "ESP Guessing Game"
Related to
1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 51) 922
Ray Kosby, William Goodwin Sleighty Retouched unknown card reversed, magician locates card of same suit and value, involving transformation
Inspired by 1994 Tricks 11
Karl Fulves Black Prediction third cut off, one card selected from the pile and "black" written on back, card selected by cutting and turning top half over behind back, only black card
Related toVariations 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 9) 105
Walter "Sonny" Day The Day Double Lift interesting push-off
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 247
Peter Duffie The Correction Pass for cleaning up a faced deck
Inspired by
  • "Paul Curry Half Pass" (Something Borrowed, Something New)
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 252
Paul Curry Swindle Switch
1995 Great Tricks Revisited 52
Philip T. Goldstein Numberskull with three decks, one deck with numbers from one to 52
Inspired byRelated to 1995 Connotes 4
John Riggs ESP Guessing Game 2000 six blank cards are numbered, spectator guesses where which number is and he is right
Inspired by
  • Orville Meyer's "The ESP Guessing Game"
Related to
1995 The Magic of John Riggs 59
Wayne Kyzer Memorable Magic one red/blue double backer and blank card
Inspired by 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 57
Paul Curry, Paul Harris The Break-Room Boredom Buster business cards torn in half, coincidence effect
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 259
Philip T. Goldstein Numberskull with three decks, one deck with numbers from one to 52
Related to 1996 Desert Seminar Notes 7
Bob Driebeek Ein Pfennig für Ihre Gedanken board with six slots, coins are arranged after instructions
Inspired by 1996 Aenigmas Rätsel 19
Bob Driebeek Wie man seine Freunde zum Narren hält - oder besser: Wie man sich Feinde macht cards with magicians and with hats, story trick
Inspired by 1996 Aenigmas Rätsel 45
Nick Trost Swindle Suits based on "The Tarot Speaks" marketed by Arthur Emerson
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 43
Paul Curry Swindle Switch
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 45
Peter Duffie Mirror Power Variation of Power of Thought, four of a kind produced as they are at same position in two piles, matches spectator's thought of value (first published in Powerth, Peter Duffie, 1993)
Inspired by 1997 Effortless Card Magic 41
Peter Duffie Two Way Mirror Variation of Power of Thought, two spectators think of a value each, when two piles are dealt, the only matching pairs of mates matches the two thought of values
Inspired by 1997 Effortless Card Magic 43
Peter Duffie Weird Image Name of card freely cut to appears on the back of another card that previously had no markings
Inspired by 1997 Effortless Card Magic 76
Paul Curry Curry Turnover
1997 Karten à la carte 47
Paul Curry Swindle Switch two card bluff displacement
1999 21st Century Card Magic 131
James Swain The Dummy Pass the "your card is not here" pass
Related to 1999 21st Century Card Magic 93
Paul Curry Curry Turnover Change featuring Kelly Bottom Placement to get into position for change
1999 Kort 14
Philip T. Goldstein Numberskull with three decks, one deck with numbers from one to 52
Inspired byRelated to 1999 Baltimore Notes 4
Paul Curry Swindle Switch
1999 Close-Up & Personal 222
Paul Curry, U. F. Grant Out of This World discussing the weak points
2000 Mastering the Art of Magic 150
Paul Curry The Curry Turnover Change
Variations 2000 Card College — Volume 4 811
Karl Fulves Paul Curry's Touch credit information on Paul Curry's "Touch"
  • Touch-A-Card Prediction (U. F. Grant)
  • Touch
  • Predicto
  • Mainson's "Touch"
  • Ottokar Fischer's Letter
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 116
Oscar Weigle In the Times of Paul Curry
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond ix
Paul Curry The Curry Turnover Change description by Jean Hugard
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 3
Paul Curry The Relativity Lift two methods, with and without pencil
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Genii", Vol. 46 No. 2. 1982
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 6
Paul Curry The Drawback Double Lift
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 10
Paul Curry The Time Change color change with the drawback double lift
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 14
Paul Curry The Drawback Vanish with the aid of the drawback double lift
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 17
Paul Curry The Tap Pass tapping one half on the other as a cover
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 19
Paul Curry The Side Pass
Related to 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 22
Paul Curry Bottom Palm first published in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941
Related to 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 26
Paul Curry Circle of Fire chosen card appears on piece of paper between to coins, shell
Inspired by 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 31
Paul Curry Criss-Cross Force Variant
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 34
Paul Curry Exchange Of Fire spectator taps with a pen on a paper, the dots arrange in a fire to form the selection
Also published here
  • "Genii", Vol. 48 No.12, 1985
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 36
Paul Curry Kissing Cards King and Queen of same suit travel to the center of the deck
Also published here 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 40
Paul Curry The Push Under spread culling the bottom card of the deck, "Reverse Cull"
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 41
Paul Curry, John Scarne, Myles Lyons, Theodore Annemann Two-Card Routine
  • Effect No. 1: joker and ace of spades change places
  • Effect No. 2: joker on top, ace on the bottom vanish and are found together in the center
  • Effect No. 3: joker and ace pushed in the deck, travel to top and bottom
  • Effect No. 4: two numbers are called, counted and the cards found at those positions are joker
and ace
  • Effect No. 5: joker and ace reverse in the deck
  • Effect No. 6: spectator reverses one card behind his back, it is the joker
  • Effect No. 7: two selections are put face up into the deck, next to them the joker and the ace
are found
  • Effect No. 8: selections transform into joker and ace
  • Effect No. 9: two cards clipped by four paper clips are removed from the pocket, joker and ace
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 45