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Clayton Rawson The Card from Hell selection turns over and becomes different back color
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 46) 311
Clayton Rawson The Camel and the Needle's Eye apparently cigarette is pushed through eye of needle
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 46) 311
Clayton Rawson The Force That Couldn't Be Done spectator cuts, bottom pile secretly turned over
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 46) 315
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
Clayton Rawson Puzzle From a Top Hat geometry puzzle
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 324
Clayton Rawson Mass Production long short divided deck
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 110) 655
Clayton Rawson Sixth Finger Card Rise
Related to 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 78) 511
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Sixth Finger
Inspired by 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 84) 539
The Great Merlini Name Your Poison spectator decides how selection is found: turns over, is spelled to or travels to pocket
Also published here 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 132) 758
Clayton Rawson Ghost Writer card reversed behind back, name appears on slate
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 147) 821
Dave Spindell, Clayton Rawson Out of the Smoke paper match turns into light cigarette, three more cigarettes appear
Also published here 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 11) 41
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the film version of Clayton Rawson "Miracles for Sale", Blackstone, Carlyle
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 2) 8
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room Greer Marechal, Clayton Rawson
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 9) 36
Clayton Rawson No Corpse for the Coffin
Inspired by 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 14) 58
Clayton Rawson Twist for Ring and String hands tied with rope, ring on rope
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 25) 106
Clayton Rawson The Cockeyed Cards joker always shows up and is torn up, then shows up again and pieces are now selection
Related toAlso published here 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 21
Clayton Rawson Scrambled Thoughtwaves two cards are selected and deck put into pocket, cards transform into the thoughts of the spectator's (stripper, famous actor etc.) cards are eventually found and deck is normal again
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 3) 9
Clayton Rawson Card Switch
Related to 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 3) 10
Clayton Rawson The Force That Couldn't Be Done spectator cuts, bottom pile secretly turned over
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 76
Clayton Rawson A Sucker Bet performed as a bet
Related to
  • page 211 for a variation
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 50) 207
Clayton Rawson Slate Sleights with small slates, two routines
  • The Great Oriental Enigma (selected card appears written on slates, two flaps)
  • Ghost Writer's Cramp (four messages, one on each side)
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 35) 143
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Harry Segal, table-lifting, Walter Gibson and Clayton Rawson
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 150
Clayton Rawson The Backward Ghost two slate mysteries, different working and preparation
  • A Merlini Mystery
  • The Message From Nowhere
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 37) 151
Kolmar, Clayton Rawson Detail Does It do as i do with three coins
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 86) 351
Clayton Rawson The Mental Broadcast wax
Variations 1945 My Best 108
Unknown Popper! from fold in sleeve
Related to 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 95) 386
Albenice Light Up! pantomime rolling of a cigarette, appearance
Related to 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 95) 386
Clayton Rawson Letter to Bruce Elliott on Popper and Light Up
Related to 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 97) 395
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
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Ronald B. Edwards, Clayton Rawson, Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson Boxed piece of a magazine is put on a string and the ends of the string thread through two holes in a box, a word is selected and when checked on the piece on the string all words are crossed out except the selected one
Related to 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 328
Ronald B. Edwards, Clayton Rawson Page Force pages are torn out of a a magazine
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 329
Bruce Elliott (reviewer) Scarne on Dice by John Scarne (written by Clayton Rawson) 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 331
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on R.C. Buff ideas with the Lyons-Elliott Box, Frank Taylor, ideas by Hen Fetsch, Ed Marlo, Bert Allerton and Richard Mc Closkey
Related to 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 84) 343
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jay Marshall, Clayton Rawson, hypnotism, Harry Blackstone, "Die Magie" and fascism
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 85) 347
Clayton Rawson, Arthur H. Buckley The Force That Couldn't Be
1946 Card Control 14
Clayton Rawson Double-Lift Deceptions double-lift description
Related toAlso published here 1946 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 100) 404
Clayton Rawson 1: Right in Front of Your Nose!
Also published here 1946 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 100) 405
Clayton Rawson 2: Magic Taught in One Easy Lesson card transforms into selection, apparently spectator does the transformation
Also published here 1946 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 100) 405
Clayton Rawson 3: Stream-Lined Hypnotism duplicate
Also published here 1946 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 100) 405
Clayton Rawson 4: The Absent-Minded Spectator one person "forgets" card (he was shown a blank card), other can not find it, duplicate and blank
Also published here 1946 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 100) 406
Clayton Rawson Strip Tease undressing a man's vest without taking off the jacket, then removing someone's tie and shirt, stooge
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 124) 497
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jay Marshall, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Clayton Rawson, Milbourne Christopher, Richard Himber
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 126) 508
Clayton Rawson Everyone Take A Card six or more people select a card
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 129) 519
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Walter Gibson, Clayton Rawson, Bums - Brotherhood of Useless Magicians
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 132) 532
Clayton Rawson The Force That Couldn't Be Done
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 133) 534
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Clayton Rawson, Bill Simon, Jay Marshall
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 641
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jean Hugard, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Clayton Rawson, Richard Himber, Roy Benson
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 142) 572
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on, the winners of the contest, Bill Larsen, Dariel Fitzkee, Clayton Rawson, Cy Endfield
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 147) 592
Clayton Rawson Under the Table cards under table, one selected, shuffled and found, three methods
Related toVariations 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 170) 682
George Blake Under More! Table several methods for finding a card selected under a table
Related to 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 174) 698
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
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Martin Gardner, Erdnase, Al Baker, The Great Jasper, Clayton Rawson
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 190) 762
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jack Chanin, Dai Vernon, Clayton Rawson, George Karger, Wally Dean
1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 194) 777
Clayton Rawson In One Second Flat saliva, two cards are found
1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 196) 783
Clayton Rawson Magic Scheme No. 48, Mathematical prediction
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 85
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Martin Gardner, Richard Himber, Clayton Rawson, Dr. Elliott, Wallace Dibble, Audley Walsh, Bill Simon
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 227) 909
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Norman Jensen, Milbourne Christopher, H. P. Graham, Clayton Rawson, Audley Walsh, Wilbur Kattner, Dariel Fitzkee, Bill Larsen
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 237) 949
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dr. Elliott, Vernon, Jay Marshall, Jack Gwynne, Ross Bertram, Clayton Rawson
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 225) 901
Clayton Rawson The Impossible Force
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 402
Edward Marlo Miracle Change No. 3 into "Master Palm"
Related toAlso published here 1954 Miracle Card Changes 14
Clayton Rawson Rawson Card Reading peek box that can be shown from all sides
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 87
Clayton Rawson Double-Lift Deceptions
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 150
Clayton Rawson 1. Right in Front of Your Nose
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 151
Clayton Rawson 2. Magic Taught in One Easy Lesson card transforms into selection, apparently spectator does the transformation
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 153
Clayton Rawson 3. Stream-Lined Hypnotism duplicate
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 154
Clayton Rawson 4. The Absent-Minded Spectator one person "forgets" card (he is shown a blank card), other can not find it, duplicate and blank
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 157
Dave Spindell, Clayton Rawson Out of the Smoke paper match turns into light cigarette, three more cigarettes appear
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 223
Clayton Rawson, Cliff Green The 90 Per Cent Perfect Change attention to position of feet is given
Related to 1961 Professional Card Magic 34
Don Tanner The Back Room on Clayton Rawson, Magic Dealer Association
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 373) 322
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
Fred G. Taylor, Clayton Rawson, Jack Avis Etcetera hobbyist vs professionals
Aug. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 116
Clayton Rawson Thumb Count Double Lift see p. 210 for credit
Related to Sep. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 208
Karl Fulves Babel Clayton Rawson passed away with 64, John Scarne newspaper clipping
Feb. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4) 398
Clayton Rawson Magic Shuffle Variation cards shuffled face up into face down, cards found together
1972 The Living End 123
Clayton Rawson Name Your Poison spectator decides how selection is found: turns over, is spelled to or travels to pocket
Also published here 1972 The Living End 134
Clayton Rawson The Cockeyed Cards joker always shows up and is torn up, then shows up again and pieces are now selection
Also published here 1972 The Living End 100
Oscar Weigle Color Scheme with face-up/face-down mix of twenty cards behind spectator's back
Related toVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 724
Martin Gardner, Clayton Rawson Further Ideas
Inspired by Apr. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 726
Clayton Rawson, Walter B. Gibson, Jerry Ross Date Sense coins in handkerchief, one with specific date is found, several versions
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 161) 802
Karl Fulves Mental Miracle No. 67, spectator selects and returns card under table, deals cards to performer under table who identifies selection
Inspired by 1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 103
Bob Stencel Once Torn, Twice Restored first selection reverses itself again and again, is torn and changes to second selection, double facer
Related to 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33) 328
Clayton Rawson Rawson Transit selection travels from one deck reversed to another
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 23
Steve Beam Leftovers on "Peter's Quotations", Channing Pollock, Clayton Rawson, Martin Gardner, Scott Robinson, Richard Bartram
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 28) 504
Steve Draun Finessed Clayton Rawson Fan Concealment not a count
1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 96
Clayton Rawson, Karl Fulves Simon Says No. 34, five cards each, spectator cannot follow
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 64
Frederick Braue Scrambled Thoughtwaves spectator thinks of his selection, yet a blank card, then scrambled up card and then card with image of girl show up
Inspired by
  • Clayton Rawson plot
1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 7
Karl Fulves Under the Table performer and spectator choose cards under table, they're next to each other
Inspired by 1996 13 Prophets 52
Karl Fulves, John Scarne Undercover Work cards chosen under the table while performer holds deck, cards then named, three methods:
  • Karl Fulves
  • John Scarne & Karl Fulves
  • Karl Fulves (two spectators take a card under the table, a match is predicted, both come up and have half a torn card)
Inspired byVariations 1997 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 133
Clayton Rawson Little Wonder Thought Projector egg beater mind reading
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 4
Clayton Rawson, Patrick Page Clayton Rawson egg beater mind reading, with different variations
Related to
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 2, July 1947, p. 331
2011 Magic Page by Page 314
Roberto Giobbi Clayton Rawson's Mental Broadcast deck switch application
Inspired by 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 145