Written by Steve Beam
Work of Various
553 pages (Hardcover), published by Trapdoor Productions
Illustrated with drawings
Language: English
356 entries
Cover photograph
Creators Title Comments & References Issue Year Page Categories
Steve Beam Introduction
2011 ii
Harry Levine Helicopter Cut series of one handed triple cuts, false, The Cut That Connot Be Explained
Inspired byRelated to 26 1989 445
Mike Gallo I'd Rather Switch beginning for cigarette through coin, coin is apparently taken from a handful of change
26 1989 450
Steve Beam Taping Time mc bit, for stretching time, gag
26 1989 451
Mike Gallo Box Jumper three half dollar travel to a coin box, they change into chines coin and the silver coins are found in the box, eventually thee copper coins appear in the box
Inspired by 26 1989 452
Sam Leo Horowitz Okito Box Move showing a full Okito box empty
26 1989 452
Mike Gallo Modified Down's Fan Pass with retention of vision element
Inspired by 26 1989 453
Gary Plants Miracle Dealer spectator and performer select a card, both get half the cards and start dealing, suddenly performer says stop and on top of both halves are the selections
Variations 26 1989 454
Richard Bartram, Jr. Boxer Shorts cards removed from box, immediately case vanishes
Also published here 26 1989 455
Steve Beam Soap Opera opener gag, a bar of dove soap appears under handkerchief, then it changes into deck of cards
26 1989 457
Steve Beam Subscriptions Dictionary of Important Magic Terms, gag glossary
26 1989 460
Steve Beam Leftovers on Halloween, Gary Plants
26 1989 464
Harry Levine Making Your Bones four times a joker is produced, which is changed to an ace
27 1989 465
Harry Levine Variation on the F.T. Cut in combination with the HaLo Cut, to produce a card
27 1989 466
Harry Levine, Derek Dingle, Edward Marlo Variation on the BoTop Change any of the bottom cards, chosen ace
Inspired byRelated to 27 1989 467
Martin Lewis Card Spin
27 1989 468
Harry Levine The Revolution Change
27 1989 470
Harry Levine Hofzinser Top Change break handling
Inspired by 27 1989 472
Steve Beam Pot Holder gags with playing cards, on using ordinary cards
  • Twins
  • Double Up
  • Smoothie
  • Hot Deck
  • Mixed Up
  • Heavyweight (Wayne Kyzer)
  • Shuffled
  • Pot Holder
27 1989 474
Mike Gallo Bluffed in combination with Le Paul's Spread Pass
Inspired byRelated to 27 1989 475
Paul Sorrentino Bluffed Again directly to the bottom, also with cover card, basically the same as Earick handling
Related to 27 1989 477
Steve Beam Phony Magic 1 medium on phone names card, 52 friends
Related to 27 1989 478
Marc DeSouza Dead Ringer ring on string move
Inspired by 27 1989 479
Steve Beam Name Dropping
Related to 27 1989 480
Wayne Kyzer Ordered Upwardly Mobile #2 handling and presentation idea
Inspired by 27 1989 480
Richard Bartram, Jr. The Dunninger Dove gag, variation, bird on a perch
Inspired by 27 1989 481
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Subscriber Photocopy Service
27 1989 482
Steve Beam Leftovers on Kreskin, Randi, Gary Hipp, Barry Wood
27 1989 484
Steve Beam The Floating Lady queen floats between two halves of the deck, then the card vanishes, impromptu
Related toVariations 28 1989 485
Steve Beam The Magic Maker marker is put in pocket without putting cap on it, big ink stain on shirt, then cap vanishes and reappears on pen and ink stain vanishes
28 1989 489
Scott Robinson Automated Teller Card coin produced under a card, then three more coins appear on table in different corners
28 1989 491
Al Schneider Twirl Load load coin under card, while twisting the card one-handed
28 1989 491
Richard Bartram, Jr. Hop Card card spins out of the center, actually bottom card, Kelly Bottom Placement kick-start action, see p. 541 for ideas by Scott Robinson
Also published here 28 1989 493
Michael Rubinstein Smoker Switch while coin is turned over in the hands
28 1989 495
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Phoney Magic II phone rings, medium calls and is not called as usual
Related to 28 1989 496
Harry Levine Dropping the Double dropping the double on the pack, variation on the D'Amico Double, see also p. 560 for further comments
Inspired by 28 1989 498
Scott Robinson Sucker Monte three phases
Related toVariations 28 1989 499
Theodore Annemann, Henry Christ Alignment Move
Also published here 28 1989 499
Steve Beam Subscriptions - How Much to Charge for Restaurants
Also published here 28 1989 501
Steve Beam Leftovers on "Peter's Quotations", Channing Pollock, Clayton Rawson, Martin Gardner, Scott Robinson, Richard Bartram
28 1989 504
John Riggs Can-Can comedy routine, soda can changes brand six times in a bag, sucker element
Inspired by
  • Jerry Johnson's "In the Bag" in "The Linking Ring" February 1989
29 1989 505
Steve Beam Goosed a lot of ideas and refinements on Mutus, Nomen / Pairs Repaired, with twenty, 36 and 40 cards
Related toVariations 29 1989 507
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Subversive Congressional Activity
29 1989 515
Steve Beam Style on using a portable backdrop for stage magicians
29 1989 515
Steve Beam Lobotomy when glasses are removed huge spike protruding from the glasses, gag
Related to 29 1989 516
Steve Beam Glass Cutter gag with glasses
29 1989 517
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Glass Elevator glasses rise up and back into the case
29 1989 517
Wayne Kyzer Visual Magic gag
29 1989 518
Steve Beam Visual Magic II gags and ideas with glasses
29 1989 519
Mark Young The Trick Back deck held in hand, selection appears sticking out, backpalm
29 1989 519
Steve Pressley Wheel and Deal three prediction cards, card is selected, prediction cards have same value and when added together total is position of selection in the deck
29 1989 521
The 21 Card Force
Related to 29 1989 522
Steve Beam Leftovers on Bev Bergeron, Joseph Pujol, Gary Plants, Midwest Magic Jubilee
29 1989 524
Chris Kenner The Battle of the Bands
Related toAlso published here 30 1989 525
Steve Beam Snap! Handling
Inspired by 30 1989 529
Dexter Cleveland The Sponger three phase routine, with sponge 4
30 1989 530
Steve Beam Special Scott Robinson Insert short bio of Scott Robinson
30 1989 531
Scott Robinson, Steve Beam The Flop one card production, card ends up in middle, with a fan
30 1989 531
Scott Robinson The Daley Double, Part I
30 1989 533
Scott Robinson The Daley Double, Part II
30 1989 534
Theodore Annemann, Henry Christ Alignment Move
30 1989 534
Scott Robinson The Toy two folded cards penetrate
VariationsAlso published here 30 1989 535
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Cost Cutting in Magic
30 1989 538
Steve Beam The Dehydrated Deck 52-on-1 card transforms into a complete deck
30 1989 539
Steve Beam Taster's Choice 52-on-1 card transforms into a complete deck
30 1989 540
Steve Beam Portapack 52-on-1 card transforms into a complete deck
30 1989 540
Steve Beam Squeezers 52-on-1 card transforms into a complete deck
30 1989 540
Steve Beam Leftovers on Ron Bauer, Stephen Minch, The Precursor, Don Morris, Jim Culver, Gary Jennings, Harry Riser, Chris Kenner, Gordon Jeppesen, Dan Garrett
30 1989 544
John Riggs Linking Cards
Also published here 31 1989 545
Richard Bartram, Jr. Eyepopper punching a hole in the eyelid
31 1989 549
Wayne Kyzer Hot Handed hands rubbed together, smoke appears, opener gag
31 1989 550
Richard Bartram, Jr. Hotwire wire heats up in performer's hands, starts glowing, Hot Wire
31 1989 550
Richard Bartram, Jr. Travelling Jack Jack between Aces moves up and down and eventually disappears
31 1989 551
Gary Plants Decoy
Inspired by
  • Stewart Judah's "Decoy Dice"
31 1989 553
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Crediting Magic humorous article
Also published here 31 1989 554
Harry Levine The Real Las Vegas Split two deuces are split into aces , a card is dealt on each ace forming a blackjack
31 1989 556
Tony Kardyro, Edward Marlo K.M. Move
31 1989 557
Steve Beam Tweetsy story of a practical joke
31 1989 558
Steve Beam Mail on a letter by Noel Coughlin
31 1989 559
Steve Beam Leftovers on Memoirs of Robert-Houdin, palindromes
31 1989 560
Steve Beam Brained a card peeked, one remembered from looking at the fan, third one thought of, one by one performer reverses cards behind his back, see also p. 578 for ideas by Harry Levine
32 1990 561
Steve Beam Behind the Back Deck Switch
  • invisible deck presentation
Related toAlso published here 32 1990 564
Ron Ferris Double Brainwave deck split in red / black two cards selected, ploy to place the card in other colored section
Also published here 32 1990 566
Marc DeSouza The Thing three selections, odd-backed general / universal card ends up blank
32 1990 567
Riffle Force
32 1990 568
Michael Rubinstein Silverado several coins rubbed to a purse change color
32 1990 570
Al Schneider, Michael Rubinstein Drop Vanish as a change on a purse
32 1990 571
Michael Rubinstein Touch Change Spellbound
32 1990 571
Scott Robinson Fan Belt packet penetrates card fan, variation where selection ends up reversed in the spread
32 1990 574
William Goldman The In Version
Inspired by 32 1990 576
Steve Beam Double Dealer two cards at numbers, with incomplete riffle shuffle condition, Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control
Related toAlso published here 32 1990 579
Steve Beam Leftovers on Brad Reeder's Comedy Bash, Winter Carnival of Magic, John Riggs
32 1990 580
Stephen Kradolfer The Power Link
Also published here 33 1990 581
Jerry Andrus The Andrus Bands
Inspired by 33 1990 585
Steve Beam Built-In Book Test
Inspired by
  • Alan Milan's Book Test in Bob Nelson's "Comedy Mentalism, Volume II"
33 1990 586
Scott Robinson The Big Bang reverse coin assembly
33 1990 587
Scott Robinson The Boss Toss
Related to 33 1990 588
John Riggs The Golly Pitch gallo pitch variation, coin transfer
Variations 33 1990 590
Harry Levine Tear Up with a Psychotic Twist handling for torn and restored cigarette paper
33 1990 591
Steve Beam Roller Derby while doing the coin roll, a dinner roll appears
33 1990 592
Rhett Bryson The Magician's Helper wand / plunger gag
33 1990 592
Al Forsythe The Scissor Knot knot puzzle
33 1990 593
Steve Beam Leftovers on illustrating a magic magazine, Dexter Cleveland
33 1990 596
Steve Beam Harvey Rosenthal
34 1990 597
Harvey Rosenthal The Overload Move
Related toAlso published here 34 1990 599
Harvey Rosenthal Switch Poker hands build by touching cards, royal flush, using the overload move
34 1990 601
Harvey Rosenthal Ace Funeral aces end up reversed in the deck, using the overload move
34 1990 602
Harvey Rosenthal Fan Force
Inspired byRelated to
  • Butler Fan Force in J.G. Thompson, Jr.'s "Top Secrets of Magic"
34 1990 603
Harvey Rosenthal The Pre-Digested Sandwich
Variations 34 1990 604
Harvey Rosenthal Sound Effect sound made with the deck, one-handed
Variations 34 1990 606
Harvey Rosenthal The Traveling Break break held while pack is turned over
34 1990 607
Harvey Rosenthal The Pop Up Move
34 1990 608
Harvey Rosenthal Coin Crush see also p. 657 for another idea by Rosenthal, coin vanish, to thumb back clip, various ideas and methods
  • Multiples
  • Stealing
  • Cleaning Up
  • Milking the Silk - Vanish
  • Milking the Silk - Production
  • Multiple Productions
Variations 34 1990 609
Harvey Rosenthal Culinary Cards
34 1990 612
Harvey Rosenthal Rosenthal Mechanical Reverse Transfer
34 1990 613
Harvey Rosenthal Out Boxed card penetrates deck and case
34 1990 614
Steve Beam Subscriptions
34 1990 616
Steve Beam Leftovers
34 1990 616
Steve Beam The Floating Issue - Introduction
35 1990 618
Gary Hipp Mail
35 1990 618
Steve Beam Airlift deck is balanced on fingertips, various methods
Related to 35 1990 619
Steve Beam Power Pack half of deck balanced on other half
Variations 35 1990 622
Scott Robinson Fan Flight half of deck balanced on other half, which is fanned
35 1990 623
Steve Beam Suspenders pen balanced on finger, sucker routine
  • Suspender Switch
Also published here 35 1990 625
Richard Bartram, Jr. Pen-Nacle pen is suspended in front and behind a playing card
VariationsAlso published here 35 1990 625
Richard Bartram, Jr. Balancing the Budget coin balanced on card, defying gravity
35 1990 629
Steve Beam Free Fall card fan floats
35 1990 630
Steve Beam Light Spread long spread of card between the hands without visible support
Related to 35 1990 633
David Lederman Looped how to make loops from elastic invisible thread
35 1990 634
Steve Pressley, Steve Hook, Steve Beam High Rise static electricity, cards stick on finger, also as a gag
35 1990 635
Steve Beam Carded business is suspended on other business card
35 1990 635
Steve Beam Miscellaneous more ideas on defying gravity and floating routines
35 1990 639
Steve Beam Steel Beams ideas with steel cards
35 1990 639
Sponging floating card with attached spongeball
35 1990 639
Matchless floating match
35 1990 639
John Riggs Back to Business card on hand
35 1990 639
John Riggs Back to Back Issues
Inspired by 35 1990 640
Ken Krenzel The Vanishing Lady idea for the vanish of Beam's Floating Lady
Inspired by 35 1990 640
Stephen Kradolfer Ringer gag for floating ring, with Barbie doll
35 1990 640
Steve Beam Leftovers on Henry Pettit
35 1990 640
Dan Garrett The Knuckle Busting Ultra Garrett Spinning One-Hand Lateral Palm Platform Card Transformation (With Triple Change Option) see also p. 817 for more ideas
Related toAlso published here 36 1991 641
Ken Krenzel Case-Tration three face routine, card ends up under cellophane, card through card case and then penetrates it again, duplicate
Inspired by 36 1991 648
Richard Bartram, Jr. The Ripper quarter shuffled face up into face down quarter, other half is shuffled into it and face up cards ripped out
VariationsAlso published here 36 1991 650
Scott Robinson Quick Kings & Aces
36 1991 653
Scott Robinson Displacement Move
36 1991 653
Ken Krenzel Powering Up
Inspired by 36 1991 654
Steve Beam Tug of Bore when spectator selects a card
36 1991 658
Henry Pettit Pocket Explosion sound made with the deck, gimmicked
Inspired by 36 1991 658
Steve Beam Downer patter ideas for upside down
Inspired by 36 1991 659
Steve Beam Leftovers on National Magic Day, Tom Craven, John Riggs, Bob Sheets idea for Yedid's Finger Fantasies, Barry Wood idea for the no-tear paper
36 1991 660
Richard Bartram, Jr. Break Through rubber band through pencil
37 1991 661
Scott Robinson Robber Bands one of two rubber bands vanishes
Inspired byAlso published here 37 1991 664
John Riggs The Jerk with a Pen spectator cannot remove cap from pen, performer can do it easily
Also published here 37 1991 665
Steve Beam My Cap Runneth Over spectator cannot replace cap on pen, performer can do it easily, see also p. 1172
Also published here 37 1991 667
Ken Krenzel Upward ideas and handling for Pen-nacle
Inspired by 37 1991 668
John Riggs Glass Houses coin produced from purse frame, with doll hand, Mr. Jimmy
Related to 37 1991 671
Stephen Kradolfer Slight A Hand coin cut with doll hand, Mr. Jimmy
37 1991 672
Gary Para Para Hands two in the hands one in the pocket with doll hands, eye ball as climax, Mr. Jimmy
37 1991 673
Steve Beam $ubscriptions
37 1991 674
Steve Beam How to Develop Your Memory Glands humorous article on how to remember names
Also published here 37 1991 674
Scott Robinson Coins, By Golly transposition of two silver and a brass coin, then all become brass
37 1991 676
Steve Beam The Trapdoor - On the Road
37 1991 677
John Riggs Card Force in Leftovers
Related to 37 1991 678
Ron Ferris Ripped Variation in Leftovers, aces are ripped out
Inspired by 37 1991 679
Steve Beam Leftovers on the new layout, Paul Matthews, Isaac Assimov's "Foundation", Siegfried and Roy
37 1991 680
Steve Beam High Octane Card Magic all card issue
38 1991 681
Steve Beam Mating Season
38 1991 682
Steve Beam Mating Season III spectator calls three numbers between one and twenty-six, cards dealt in pairs, and cards at chosen numbers match in value and suit
Related to 38 1991 683
Steve Beam Mating Season IV spectator calls three numbers between one and twenty-six, cards dealt in pairs, and cards at chosen numbers match in value and suit, face up method
Related toAlso published here 38 1991 684
Steve Beam Mating Season V deck cut in halves, joker placed in any half, from that point on all cards are mates
Related to 38 1991 686
Steve Beam False Deck Falsie triple false cut
Also published here 38 1991 688
Steve Beam Partial Falsie on the table
38 1991 688
Steve Beam Mating Season VI as Mating Season V, impromptu, cards torn in half
Also published here 38 1991 688
Steve Beam Subscriptions - The Beam Course in Publishing Magic Magazines Lesson #1 - How to Reject Unwanted Contributions
Also published here 38 1991 692
Scott Robinson Valdez and Water with four aces, four phases
38 1991 696
Trevor Lewis, Scott Robinson Monte Move
38 1991 698
Steve Beam Leftovers on 4F, Harry Lorayne, Marv Leventhal
38 1991 700
Steve Beam Mating Season VI two halves, cards on named number match, then all match
Also published here 38 1991 869
Scott Robinson Contra Band two rubber bands link, then one vanishes
39 1991 702
Bret Blackshear Thumbs Up coin apparently produced from thumb tip, gag
39 1991 704
Steve Beam The Steve Pressley Insert - Introduction brief bio
39 1991 705
Steve Pressley Completed Masterpiece I IF Control, free cut principle
Inspired by 39 1991 705
Steve Pressley Completed Masterpiece II as a single card prediction
Inspired by 39 1991 706
Steve Pressley Losing Control with spectator
39 1991 707
Steve Pressley Spellfinder
39 1991 708
Steve Pressley The Under Control
39 1991 709
Steve Pressley The Ace of Influence four phases, aces end up together on top
39 1991 711
Henry Pettit The Key Card ideas for using the hotel key card in magic
39 1991 713
Henry Pettit All Keyed Up hotel key card ends up attached to selection, deck as hotel with 52 rooms
39 1991 714
Ron Ferris Sweetheart Stack spectator can change cards
Inspired by
  • Nick Trost's "Challenge Poker Deal"
39 1991 716
John Riggs The Eggroll Peek several cards, peek and overhand shuffle
39 1991 717
Steve Beam Leftovers on Mark Gallo, Glenn Strange, Wayne Kyzer
39 1991 720
Hiroyuki Sakai Point Break three coins production
Related to 40 1991 722
Barry Wood Rope Tips thumb of gag for rope through finger
Related to 40 1991 724
Steve Beam Subscriptions
40 1991 726
Steve Beam The Jack Birnman Insert
40 1991 727
Jack Birnman Flying Downs
40 1991 727
Jack Birnman Guardians red queens put in center and appear again
40 1991 728
Jack Birnman Super Sum four cards produced, total gives position of card
Related to 40 1991 729
Peter Warlock P. W. Ace Cut
40 1991 730
Norman Houghton The Recognition Reflex
Related toAlso published here 40 1991 732
Steve Beam The World's Greatest Magician humorous revelation of a selected card
Related toVariationsAlso published here 40 1991 733
Wayne Kyzer Birth Card
Inspired byAlso published here 40 1991 734
Ken Krenzel Floating Deck deck on fingertips, in Leftovers
40 1991 736
John Riggs Irritating Cards Across humorous card to pocket, 51 to pocket, gaffed and impromptu
40 1991 738
Mike Rose Pen Gag steel ball from "ball point pen"
40 1991 738
Steve Beam Leftovers on Paul Sorrentino, Steve Pressley, Wayne Kyzer
40 1991 740
Hiroyuki Sakai Band On the Run rubber band around deck disappears and is found around selection, see p. 760 for credit information
Inspired byRelated to 41 1991 722
Steve Beam Subscriptions
41 1991 725
Steve Beam Introduction Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - A Special Trapdoor Insert
41 1991 726
Steve Beam May I Take Your Order? deck in new pack order, one card is moved and ends up sorted again
41 1991 726
Steve Beam Have It Your Way card selected and replaced, deck is in new pack order and card put in proper position of the sequence
VariationsAlso published here 41 1991 727
Steve Beam Opening Stab prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack, deck is shown to be in order and one card is missing where envelope was inserted, it contains the missing card
Related toVariationsAlso published here 41 1991 728
Steve Pressley Stuck on You A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope, wax method
Also published here 41 1991 729
Steve Beam Signed Prophecy selection is signed and put in deck, prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be at the position of the selected card, deck is in new pack order, selection is found in envelope
41 1991 729
Bill Simon The Prophecy Move
41 1991 730
Steve Beam A Match Made in Zebulon (A Suburb of Knightdale) two selection found at same position when deck is cut in half
Inspired byAlso published here 41 1991 731
Steve Beam A Match Made in Knightdale two selection found at same position when deck is cut in half
Also published here 41 1991 734
Roger Sherman Herbie the Hand with rubber doll hand, three card monte, money card jumps to magician's hand
41 1991 736
Edward Marlo K.M. Move - with Reverse Fingering Action
41 1991 738
Steve Beam Leftovers on sweaty palms, Ray Goulet, Rudy Coby, Ed Alonzo, practical joke with a printer
41 1991 740
Steve Beam Dear Subscribers One Man Issue - The Magic of Harry Levine
42 1992 742
Steve Beam Harry Levin (Up Close and Poisonal) on Harry Levine, brief
42 1992 743
Harry Levine The Hurricane Change
Related to 42 1992 744
Harry Levine The Menace four cards vanish one by one and reappear again
42 1992 748
Harry Levine, Edward Marlo, Larry Jennings Jennings Revelation Variation
Inspired by 42 1992 750
Spread Half Pass
42 1992 750
Dai Vernon Hand-to-Hand Card Transfer handwash
42 1992 751
Harry Levine A Sandwich to Go
Inspired by 42 1992 753
Harry Levine Bottom Card Cover Turnover Pass peeked card controlled second from the bottom, turnover pass
42 1992 753
Harry Levine Leipzig's Opener card appears on top of the deck in spectator's hand, as a last phase in Leipzig's Slap Ace Routine
Related to 42 1992 754
Harry Levine The Juicer picking off the pip, Four, Three, Two to Ace, hurricane change
Inspired by 42 1992 755
Steve Beam Hurricane Watch (Where Do We Go From Here?) ideas on the Hurricane Change
Related to 42 1992 756
Steve Beam Subscriptions - The Trapdoor or Death. The Choice is Yours
42 1992 758
Steve Beam Leftovers on Paul Chosse, Bill Miesel, Ed Eckl, Lota bowl
42 1992 760
Scott Robinson Time Travel borrowed ring vanishes and appears on performer's watch band
Variations 43 1992 761
Steve Beam Clocking In watch appears on arm
43 1992 764
Yuji Wada Imported Kings to Aces as Yugi Wada, quartet transposition
43 1992 765
Veeser Count Variation
43 1992 765
Peter Schilling No Smokes empty cigarette package is crumpled and blown up again, cigarette is removed
Inspired by 43 1992 767
Steve Beam Steve Pressley on Steve Pressley's passing
43 1992 768
Steve Pressley Double Hit two cards predicted, mates
Also published here 43 1992 768
Steve Beam Subscriptions
Also published here 43 1992 770
John Riggs The Optical Location cards shuffled face up into face down, two cards selected and performer finds them
Also published here 43 1992 770
William P. Miesel Right Here Is Your Card revelation of a selected card by spelling Your Card Is Right Here and forming na arrow with the packets
Inspired byVariations 43 1992 772
Mark Fitzgerald Duet penetrating rubber bands variations and handling, crazy man's handcuffs
43 1992 773
Steve Beam Leftovers on David Copperfield, Ed Marlo anecdotes, Richard's Almanac, 4F convention
43 1992 780
Yuji Wada The Spinner Change as Yugi Wada
44 1992 782
Anthony Lindan See Through Switch as Anthony Linden, wallet to switch a card when removed
44 1992 784
Steve Beam Community Property bill changes into other as well as the bill on a picture
Also published here 44 1992 785
Steve Beam Trade in Time car key changes into different brand as well as picture of a car on a photo
44 1992 786
Tom Craven Armchair Golfer Mel Stover's Vanishing Pencil (version of the Magic Egg Puzzle), pencil on paper changes places with pencil on initialed paper
44 1992 787
Steve Beam Subscriptions list on "You know it's going to be a bad day for magic when:"
Also published here 44 1992 788
Barry Wood The Wood Cutter ring of rope without ends is shown fairly and cut again with fingers
44 1992 789
Roger Sherman Eye Opener doll hand vanishes, with eye ball gag, with variation by Steve Beam, see also p. 838 for ideas by Mike Rose
Variations 44 1992 791
Steve Beam Encoded one of several rubber bands is selected, when stretched "You will pick me" is seen written on it
Related to 44 1992 792
Scott Robinson Slideways Production slide appears in empty mount
44 1992 794
Scott Robinson Slideways Penetration slide in mount is put in envelope and is penetrated with a pencil
44 1992 796
Steve Beam Leftovers on Alan Slaight, Jay Marshall, Stewart James, Stephen Minch, Abe Carnow
44 1992 800
John Riggs The Open Book Test triple prediction, word, card and picture from a magazine, Mental Epic, comedy presentation
45 1992 802
Allan Slaight I Cannot Spell A Lie
Also published here 45 1992 806
Marty Martini The Postcard prediction card in envelope turns out to be selection
Also published here 45 1992 807
Steve Beam Fantasy Vacation I vacation prediction, no gag, spectator sits on envelope
45 1992 809
Steve Beam Fantasy Vacation II prediction of a city, vacation plot, spectator sits on envelope
45 1992 810
Gary Ouellet Special Forces similar to a riffle force
45 1992 812
Richard Street Stainless Steal Cutlery top stock and full deck control
45 1992 813
Steve Beam Subscriptions fake interview with The Great Baldini
45 1992 816
Steve Beam Leftovers on Michael Clancy, Wayne Kyzer, Bob Lund, Magic Inc, Matt Schulien, Frances Marshall
45 1992 820
Thomas Baxter Breathless performer cuts to the Aces, then Kings and suits are produced as a climax
46 1992 822
Multiple Shift
46 1992 823
Steve Beam Unleaded several mechanical pencils, spectator removes lead from one which performer divines
46 1992 825
Mac King Shoe Time signed card to shoe
46 1992 827
Hiroyuki Sakai Tokyo Triumph
46 1992 828
Hiroyuki Sakai Table Display Variation on Martinez' Packet Display
Inspired by 46 1992 830
David Solomon Four for Four Ace, Two, Three and Four rise to top of packet after distributed among the cards
Related to 46 1992 831
Dai Vernon, David Solomon Strip-Out Addition wedge
46 1992 831
Van Abernathy Chute deck encircled with rubber band, signed selection floats down attached to small parachute
Related to 46 1992 834
Steve Beam The Spinners pirouette flourish, several ideas, see also p. 920 for an idea by Bob Bengal
  • The Wind Up
  • Tired
  • Business Cards I
  • Business Cards II
Related to 46 1992 834
Steve Beam Subscriptions with fake lecture contract
46 1992 836
Steve Beam Leftovers on an opening line by John Riggs, Dick Dale, business card gag, taboos and Jim Culver
46 1992 840
Scott Robinson Riding the Wave mentally selected card is found reversed in the deck, three different handlings
Related toAlso published here 47 1993 842
Steve Beam, Scott Robinson Color Wave with different colored back
Also published here 47 1993 845
Steve Beam Scott Robinson short humorous bio
Related to 47 1993 846
Scott Robinson Visual Retentive also as a change
Also published here 47 1993 847
Scott Robinson Changing a Fan Belt left hand's fan penetrates right hand's fan, selection ends up in other fan reversed
47 1993 848
Scott Robinson Case Closed I signed card vanishes among aces and appears in case
47 1993 849
Scott Robinson Case Closed II one sandwich in card case
47 1993 851
Scott Robinson Sucker Ending climax for Scott's Sucker Monte
Related to 47 1993 853
Steve Beam Subscriptions on gender neutral terms in magic
47 1993 854
Scott Robinson Card It Away on the deck, card is apparently removed and melts away
47 1993 856
Steve Beam Leftovers on opening lines by John Riggs, Dai Vernon, Stephen Minch, Lisa Weedman, George Sands, Don Morris, Dan Garrett, Earl Oakes, Ed Weiss, Alec Callow, getting booked on conventions, Richard Bartram
47 1993 860
Marc DeSouza Shape Shifter
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 48 1993 862
Oscar Munoz Pirouette Change
Variations 48 1993 864
Marc DeSouza The Cover Change variation of the sleeve change
Related to 48 1993 866
Stephen Kradolfer A Hull of a Triumph thought of card
Inspired by 48 1993 867
Howard Cohen The Tap Change coin changes when tapped with a pen
VariationsAlso published here 48 1993 868
Steve Beam The Forgotten Trick shuffled deck behind back, number is called and card named at position
48 1993 869
Steve Beam Impaired named card ends up between jokers
VariationsAlso published here 48 1993 871
Steve Beam Subscriptions
48 1993 872
Simon Lovell The Packed Wallet card to wallet, second phase 51 cards to wallet
Also published here 48 1993 875
Steve Beam Leftovers on Billy McDonald, Mike Gallo, Evan Katz, Michael Close, Gary Plants, Joan Moran, Marty Martin
48 1993 880
Shigeo Futagawa The Toaster deck pushed in case, selection sticks out
49 1993 882
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Flight Switch flourish card switch
49 1993 884
Hiroyuki Sakai Facing the Aces four aces end up face up in the deck, deck is thrown in other hand
49 1993 885
Thomas Baxter Ascanio Meets Hofzinser
49 1993 887
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio Spread Laydown
49 1993 889
Guy Hollingworth Cases Loaded three selections travel under card case one by one, last card is found in case
Variations 49 1993 890
Anthony Lindan Psychic Compatibility as Anthony linden, number divination
49 1993 892
Steve Beam Subscriptions
49 1993 893
Steve Beam Lube Job cards cannot be removed from case, oil can is needed, gag
Related toAlso published here 49 1993 894
Jean-Pierre Vallarino The Circle Change card changes while it is rotated face up between halves
49 1993 896
Steve Beam Leftovers on opening lines, Tom Craven, Paul Critelli
49 1993 900
Jim Krenz Savage Card all cards from deck change into selection, Himber wallet
Also published here 50 1993 901
Jim Krenz The Card Dropper Shuffle cards drop on the table
50 1993 904
Mike Rose Boxed Surprise selection is found folded in case, cards do not fit into it, gag
50 1993 905
Steve Beam Ten Year Index
50 1993 907
Steve Beam The Weasel card appears face up and out-jogged in the deck
Also published here 50 1993 917
Steve Beam Subscriptions epitaph jokes
50 1993 919
Steve Beam Leftovers on Bob Weil
50 1993 920
Steve Beam Addendum (Repeated from Volume 1)
Addendum 2011 ii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #26 on Harry Levine, Mike Gallo
Addendum 2011 iii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #27 on being a professional magician
Addendum 2011 iv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #28 on The Floating Lady, Scott Robinson
Related to Addendum 2011 vi
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #29 on Goosed
Related to Addendum 2011 viii
Steve Beam Casting Call cards with celebrities, divination of several chosen cards
Addendum 2011 x
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #30
Addendum 2011 xii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #31
Addendum 2011 xiii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #32 on credits for Double Dealer
Related to Addendum 2011 xiv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #33 on Jerry Andrus
Addendum 2011 xv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #34
Addendum 2011 xvi
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #35 on producing the magazine, Dan Garrett, floating effects
Addendum 2011 xvii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #36 on a practical joke by Richard Bartram, Gary Plants and Evert Chapman
Addendum 2011 xviii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #37
Addendum 2011 xix
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #38 on Marv Leventhal
Addendum 2011 xx
Steve Beam Mating Season VII multiple phase matching routine, as a climax all cards match
Also published here Addendum 2011 xx
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #39 on Super Sum
Related to Addendum 2011 xxvi
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #40 on credits for The Recognition Reflex and Point Break, handling for The World's Greatest Magician
Related to Addendum 2011 xxviii
Joe Riding It Takes a Year card is found by dealing various numbers related to year and weeks through the whole deck, selection ends up on top
Also published here Addendum 2011 xxix
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #41 on a variation of Opening Stab by Marv Leventhal
Related to Addendum 2011 xxxi
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #42
Addendum 2011 xxxv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #43
Addendum 2011 xxxvi
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #44
Addendum 2011 xxxvii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #45
Addendum 2011 xxxviii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #46 on David Solomon, Jeff Siegfried
Addendum 2011 xxxix
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #47 on credits for The Shapeshifter
Related to Addendum 2011 xli
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #48
Addendum 2011 xliii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #49 on Gary Plants
Addendum 2011 xliv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #50
Addendum 2011 xlv
Steve Beam Table of Contents - Issue by Issue
Addendum 2011 xlvii
Steve Beam Special Issues #30 Insert - Scott Robinson
#34 Harvey Rosenthal - The One Man Issue
#35 The Floating Issue
#37 No-Card Issue
#38 High-Octate Card Magic (all cards)
#39 Insert - Steve Pressley
#40 Insert - Jack Birnman
#41 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks
#42 Harry Levine - One Man Issue
#47 Scott Robinson - One Man Issue
#49 International Issue
Addendum 2011 liv
Steve Beam Table of Contributors
Addendum 2011 lv
Steve Beam Alphabetical Table of Tricks
Addendum 2011 lix
Steve Beam Thanksgiven
Addendum 2011 lxv
Steve Beam Unintended Bonus Section
Addendum 2011 lxvii
Steve Beam Dealing with the Crimpers humorous article on magician's borrowing and crimping cards by other performer
Addendum 2011 lxix
Steve Beam The Perks of Being a Professional
Addendum 2011 lxxi
Data entered by Lorenz Schär, January 2017.