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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Max Holden A New Idea in the Vanishing of an Egg from thin paper bag
1909 The Art of Magic 296
Unknown Cross-Cut Force after knife-stab, see also "A Final 'Tip'" on page 16 for mention of time misdirection
Related to
  • Max Holden description in Bagshawe's "The Magical Monthly" (Vol. 2 No. 18, July 1925)
1931 Controlled Coincidence 6
Max Holden Shrinking Dollar Bill "Thoughts in General", from Linking Ring May 1935
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 58
Theodore Annemann October 1935 on repetition, Carl Hertz, Robert Heller, Max Holden, Calvert Cole, U. F. Grant
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 13) 61
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
Theodore Annemann Editor Speaking on Frank Lane, Max Holden, Harlan Tarbell, exposure, Jacob Steisel, Al Baker
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 82
Theodore Annemann May 1936 on Harlan Tarbell, Fred Keating, Theodore Arnold, Frank Lane, Dr. Jacob Daley, Glenn Gravatt, Max Holden, Burling Hull, Henry Ford
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 20) 110
Max Holden Foreword
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 7
Max Holden Max Holden's Routine with the Diestel Cigarette Dropper production of lighted cigarettes
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 23
G. W. Hunter G. W. Hunter's Twelve Card Transposition twelve picture cards in one glass, twelve spot cards in other, one card exchanged, rest follows, written up by Max Holden
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 50
Theodore Annemann Remote Control odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face, red-blue sticky double backer
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Remote Control" (The Sphinx, July 1929, Max Holden's column, description without method)
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 121
G. W. Hunter G. W. Hunter's Silk Routine two silks appear in empty hand (yanked out on thread), vanish and reappear from collar, written up by Max Holden
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 62
Max Holden The Whole Art of Smoke Pictures blackening a plate with torch, then pictures are made by wiping out parts, longer write-up
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 115
Max Holden A Master Card Trick selection appears at predicted number
1938 Greater Magic 232
Max Holden 41 - The "Cut Force". Basically Max Holden's Cross Cut Force
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 57
Max Holden, John J. Crimmins Jr. A Few Words... all tricks are from the Jinx
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Tommy Dowd, Audley Wals, rings as shiner, ethics, Paul Rosini, Max Holden, Stuart Robson
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 61) 251
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Sachs, Philip Mullentyre, Max Holden, Robert Parrish, Sylvan Garnet
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 62) 255
Bruce Elliott The Back Room "a suffering spectator speaks his mind" part two, Max Holden
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 315
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Frances Ireland, Russ Swann, Max Holden, John Snyder, Jean Hugard's testimonial show
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 78) 316
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Max Holden, Joseph Dunninger, Richard Himber, Jay Marshall
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 181) 726
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Charles Nyquist, Hofzinser, Compars Hermann, George Jason, Max Holden
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 211) 842
Max Holden Mind Control No. 44, Locate with key card
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 77
John Ramsay Ramsay Reminiscences on Professor Morgan, Charlier, Old Malabar, Barnum, Magic Circle, Will Goldston, J. O'Neill Fisher, Charles Morrit, Horace Goldin, Chung Ling Soo, P. T. Selbit, Lewis Davenport, Dr. Byrd-Page, Walford Bodie, Allam Shaw, Nate Leipzig, Ernest Thorn, Max Sterling, Bob Gysel, Will Blyth, Dai Vernon, Max Holden, John Mulholland, Jack Salvin, G. W. Hunter, Edward G. Brown, Victor Farelli, The Flying Sorcerers, FISM 1950, Slydini, Francis Carlyle, FISM 1958, John Howe, Milbourne Christopher
1982 The Ramsay Finale 73
Max Holden The Master Card slick card as key card, reproducing ad from 1924
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 19
Theodore Annemann Remote Control reprint of original instructions, red/blue double backer, see only p. 45 for effect description by Max Holden from July 1929 Sphinx
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 50
Max Holden Cross Cut Force
1987 Doth 8
Max Holden Criss-Cross Force
1993 The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 3) 6
Max Holden The Crisscross Force
1995 Card College — Volume 1 85
Max Holden, Glenn G. Gravatt, U. F. Grant Quotes from the Sphinx
  • Ring Spin (1927)
  • Linking Finger Rings (1921)
  • Tell The Truth Telephone (presentation for the princess card trick, 1927)
1996 The Fine Print (Issue 4) 92
Max Holden Criss-Cross Force
Related to
  • "The New Knife and Selected Cards" (Max Holden, The Magical Monthly (Bagshawe), July 1925)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 311
John Scarne Magic of the East Max Holden's description of an involved newspaper test performed by Scarne, no method
Also published here
  • Genii, Sept. 1941
1997 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 157
Max Holden Center Tear credit information, Joseph Ovette
Also published here
  • Linking Ring 9/1946
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 7) 172
Al Baker, Max Holden Another Subtle Mystery Si Stebbins & one-way, cards with same suit and value as selection are found face down
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 681
Max Holden Criss Cut Force
2005 Full Metal Jacket 14
William Goodwin Taken Bi Force variation of Max Holden's Cross Cut Force, using dribble and two cards
Related to
  • J. K. Hartman's "Double Cross Cut Force" in "Trickery Treats" 1999. P. 152.
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 224
Max Holden Cross Cut Force
2007 52 Memories 125
Max Holden Criss-Cross Force
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 259
Karl Fulves Memo To DB Max Holden quote about endurance stunt, David Blaine
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, March 1932
2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 422
Max Holden Criss Cross Force
2011 Full Frontal Mayhew 21
Max Holden Cross-Cut-Force
2015 F for Fiction 3