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Theodore Annemann The Guessing Contest performer and spectator write a card on a slip of paper and try to find the others card, while the spectator cannot find the card in ten attempts, the performer hits on the first card
Variations 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 18
Eddie Clever Hallucination three people look at top card, everybody sees a different card, see page 99 for improvement by Charles W. Fricke
VariationsAlso published here 1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 1
Eddie Clever Three in One Gaff
1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 2
Eddie Clever The Renovated Sphinx Card Trick two signed cards in hat transpose with signed card in deck, double backer, fake indices card
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 9) 34
Eddie Clever, Theodore Annemann A Test of Power spectator doesn't find performer's card in ten chances, performer finds spectator's card, billet
Inspired byRelated to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 89
Eddie Clever A Ring in Transit from one hand to other, no pull
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 90
Unknown Business cards of various artists, Lloyd E. Jones, Gerald Kosky, Fred Keating, Eddie Clever, T. Nelson Downs and more
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 106
Eddie Clever Only an Image some card names written down, one of them selected, blank card first becomes wrong card (re. Elmsley gag), then right card, see page 166 for credit correction
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 26) 163
Eddie Clever A Variation by Eddie Clever traveling light bulb
1937 You'd be Surprised 60
Arthur Monroe Voodoo hole coin on string is put in box and hidden, light turned out, in glowing light performer is seen to have box again and coin drops off cord, combined with card divination on blank card
Related to 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 208
Eddie Clever The Jaipur Jinnee method for forcing a page, mechanical way of changing position of ribbon between pages
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 33) 211
Eddie Clever Out of the Ether medium in other room divines things
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 242
Eddie Clever Encore Voodoo card is put in envelope with ribbon band and hidden by spectator, light out, performer suddenly has card and mutilates it, when spectator retrieves card it has same appearance, dressed up Chinese Laundry Ticket
Related to 1938 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 51) 358
Eddie Clever Master of Will three cards in three envelopes, same cards are selected from other deck and were predicted
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 6) 1
Edward Marlo, Theodore Annemann Simplex Ten to One performer and spectator think of a card, spectator does not find it, performer does, inspired by an effect from Annemann's book "Sh! It's a Secret!"
Related to 1941 Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?) 29
Otis Manning The Ghost of a Chance billet switching box, Q&A
Related toVariations 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 137) 781
Ken Crossen Letter to Bruce Elliott about Bob Weill's and Eddie Clever's writing on Ted Annemann in "The Linking Ring"
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 191
Eddie Clever A Test of Power spectator doesn't find performer's card in ten chances, performer finds spectator's card, billet
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 30
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, Eddie Clever, Elray, R.M. Jamison, Tom Fitzgerald
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 72) 295
Eddie Clever What You Can Do With Nelson's Thunderbolt Deck no explantation of the thunderbolt deck
1. i'll read your mind
2. the prophet again
3. direct my hand
4. master effect
5. "stop!""
6. three thinkers
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 56
Eddie Clever Hallucination
Also published here 1945 My Best 128
Eddie Clever A Ring In Transit from hand to hand, hand wrapped in handkerchief
1945 My Best 224
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
Walter B. Gibson Sextuple Stranger Than Hallucination three people look at the bottom card and remove it, all think of the same card
Inspired by 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 80) 325
Eddie Clever Out Of the Ether medium in other room reveals, chosen card, words etc.
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 36
Eddie Clever Answer to a Mentalist's Prayer indetectible method to mark an envelope and several applications
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 202
Eddie Clever The "Red and Black" Effect one red and several black cards are put in envelopes, magician identifies red
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 203
Eddie Clever To Pick Out and Name a Selected Card several cards in envelopes, selection is identified
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 203
Eddie Clever The Living and Dead Test
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 204
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Entertaining Children with Magic by Eddie Clever 1946 The Paul Fleming Book Reviews — Volume II 31
Eddie Clever Tuning Up spectator thinks of one out of two picture cards, which is divined
Variations 1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 8
Eddie Clever By Chance Alone two selection put on slates with written predictions match
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 9
Eddie Clever, Mike Zerance E Z Magazine Test three magazines, using cards
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 13
Eddie Clever Classified newspaper add test, using ABC cards
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 15
Eddie Clever Criss Cross Cut Force in the hands variation
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 15
Bob Somerfeld, Eddie Clever Night Owl book test in dark room
1952 Pieces of Mind 15
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
Eddie Clever (d) The Card Test three cards are divined, and spectator is decribed
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 25
Eddie Clever Deep Of Night longer blindfold routine
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 23
Eddie Clever, U. F. Grant (a) Cigarette Test cigarettes dumped in a bowl, cigarette with different brand is found
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 24
Eddie Clever (b) The Key Test with Manning's switching box
Related to 1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 24
Eddie Clever, Tom Sellers (c) The Magazine Test marking the page with an X
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 25
Don Tanner The Back Room on IBM/SAM Convention, Eddie Clever, Magic Dealer Association
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 371) 313
Jack Yeager Tuning Up #2 two card monte with Jumbo cards
Inspired by 1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 30
North Bigbee Bookeroo using white carbon paper, see p. 430 for comments by Eddie Clever
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 399) 425
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
Karl Fulves The Back Room on Eddie Clever, Dallas Duffield
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 400) 430
Eddie Clever Influence of Evil five ESP symbols on slate, one spectator rubs out four of them behind back, another selects ESP card from deck, they match
Related to
  • p. 35 for suggestion by Peter Warlock
Jan. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 13
Karl Fulves Babel death of Eddie Clever, bullet catch anecdote
Apr. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 948
Karl Fulves Eye Witness two red Fours together in deck, spectator remember card above pair, another card below pair, they name the same card which is then shown not to be in deck, then appears sandwiched between Fours
Inspired by 1975 Methods with Cards — Part 3 165
Eddie Clever Force Of A Year with coins
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 5) 848
Dan Harlan Business Sense several names in a category are called out by the spectator's and noted on business cards, chosen one is predicted in envelope
Inspired by
  • Jim G. Thompson, Jr. & Eddie Clever's "Aforesaid" in "The Linking Ring", June 1947
1996 The Minotaur (Vol. 8 No. 3) 10
Karl Fulves Out of Sight Out of Mind Version ten to twelve cards, miscalling
Inspired by
  • "He Only Thinks" (Eddie Clever, Magic In The Modern Manner, Orville Meyer, 1949)
Related to
2003 Off The Books (Issue 3) 24
Karl Fulves Repeat After Me two decks, spectator cuts and remembers face card, then replaces, cuts behind back, both decks spread face-up, performer and spectator each push out three cards, one must be selection, performer's cards are added and counted down to in his deck, it matches spectator's selection
Inspired by
  • "He Only Thinks" (Eddie Clever, Magic In The Modern Manner, Orville Meyer, 1949)
Related to
2003 Off The Books (Issue 3) 21