Written by Karl Fulves

1985
Work of Various

147 pages (Paperback), published by Dover Publications
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt.
Language: English

(98 entries)

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Karl Fulves Introduction
Karl Fulves Magic with Paper chapter intro 1
Shigeo Takagi, Karl Fulves Japanese Checkers No. 1, paper folded and cut into squares, really the squares remain all connected at a corner for form a sort of chain, challenge to get all squares out of a bag with one grip 1
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 matchAlso published here 3
Karl Fulves Probable Poker No. 3, ten cards sorted into two hands by spectator, he makes two pat hands 5
Unknown Deck Flop Switch faced deck 6
George Jarshaur The Magic Mailbox No. 4, origami fold of three-fold "wallet" with switch/steal properties, with paper transformation applicationAlso published here 7
Karl Fulves X-It No. 5, spectator draws x on paper square behind back, performer pushed needle through this x behind back, two methods 11
Karl Fulves Catching the News No. 6, crumped paper placed on elbow and caught, then vanishesInspired by
  • coin vanish from William Ball (Sphinx)
Variations
12
Karl Fulves Matches to Go No. 7, initialed matchbook placed on elbow vanishes, then it is put into sleeve and penetrates itInspired by 14
Karl Fulves Pendragon Rings No. 8, phases of Power of Darkness with paper rings 15
Martin Gardner Paradox Papers No. 9, paper with numbers in a 4x4 grid is folded into small square, edges cut off, then all even numbers are one way and the odds another, application with card values on paper or card layout (chosen card turned over is only odd-colored at the end)Also published here 18
Karl Fulves Paper Magic magic with bills, chapter intro 21
Karl Fulves Mind vs. Money No. 10, five bills borrowed, performer reveals serial numbers blindfolded or behind backAlso published here 21
Unknown Double Your Money No. 11, folding one bill so it looks like two 23
Karl Fulves X Marks the Spot No. 12, one of four bills vanish and reappears at spot in house chosen by spectator 25
Karl Fulves Dollar Flight No. 13, two bills are covered with envelopes and transpose and travel over, optional finale so that one bill travels inside envelope 27
Dr. Jacob Daley, Sam Leo Horowitz Delight Switch 28
Unknown The Coin Fold No. 14 30
Karl Fulves Bank by Mail No. 15, coin vanishes from paper and reappears in bankbook 31
U. F. Grant Slow-Motion Money No. 16, two bills transpose, one in spectator's hand, stuck-on section 33
Unknown The Dollar-Bill Ring No. 17, folding a finger ring out of a dollar bill 35
Karl Fulves Real or Counterfeit? No. 18, two spectators, one puts his own finger ring in his hand and one a ring folded from a dollar bill, performer touches one spectator behind his back and know which has which 37
Karl Fulves Psychic Mysteries chapter intro 38
Jules Lenier Psychometric Detective No. 19, four people, rough smooth edges of torn paper to codeAlso published here 38
Karl Fulves The Hometown Test No. 20, letters put in paper bag, performer takes them out and divines what's written on them and by whomInspired by 40
Karl Fulves Deluxe Headline Reading No. 21, four spectators tear off sections of newspapers, put in envelopes, performer divines contents and makes matching drawings 42
Unknown Switching Stack flapless envelope, switching several in a row 43
Unknown A Name in Millions No. 22, spectator looks at name in phone book, it is divined, bold 45
Unknown Celebrity Sweepstakes No. 23, names called out, one chosen, it is predicted 46
Unknown Locked Thoughts No. 24, four spectators whisper numbers which are written down, their total is predicted or opens lock, stooge 47
Karl Fulves Little Albert No. 25, any word from any book, written on business card with performer's name on back, then named word on other business card with spectator's name on back, both in paper bag, they matchInspired by 48
Karl Fulves Paper Capers chapter intro 51
J. C. Coy Visualization Test No. 26, puzzle in which the number of holes has to be guessed when corners are cut off folded paper, there are none 51
Unknown Decepta Die No. 27, folded paper, some corners cut off, spectator rolls die, when paper is opened the holes mirror rolled number 52
Unknown Living Doll No. 28, paper figures move on cloth that is over hot steam 53
Jerry Andrus Moving Writing cut-out paper letters are filmed, they move around and end up in perfect configuration 54
Unknown Reaching through a Playing Card No. 29 54
Unknown Stretching a Dollar Bill No. 30, bill opens and closes accordion-like, cuts 55
Unknown Square Dance No. 31, cutting a design up in a certain way, puzzleAlso published here
  • Henry Dudeney's scrapbook
56
Kobon Fumimure Eight Squares No. 32, squares are arranged in a design and observer has to label them from up to down 58
Unknown The Genius Test No. 33, puzzle in which a paper, string and finger ring arrangement has to be taken apart 59
Unknown The Other Genius Test No. 34, card frame and other pieces have to be taken apart, puzzle 59
Unknown The Money Tree No. 35, classic newspaper tree, coins are shaken out of it 61
Unknown The Magic Flute No. 36, flute from paper, only performer can make sound 63
Karl Fulves Amazing Animals chapter intro 65
Karl Fulves Rupert the Great No. 37, animal cut and folded from envelope finds card 65
Eric Kenneway Hungry Dog No. 38, design folded from square stands up 67
Karl Fulves Houdini Hound No. 39, dog made from paper bag like a hand puppet, paper bone changes into selection 69
Karl Fulves The Shadow No. 40, cut-out of dog head with eyes closed, put in envelope, shadow seen, eyes suddenly open and are really open when taken out 73
Karl Fulves, Henry Hardin Snapper No. 41, spectator writes real and fake weight on paper, a duck folded from paper divines correct one 75
Jack Chanin Rabbit Ears No. 42, rabbit fold with flapping ears 77
Karl Fulves The Educated Rabbit No. 43, paper rabbit on glass flaps ears to answer questions 78
Karl Fulves More Paper Magic chapter intro 80
Milbourne Christopher Double Cross No. 44, eight paper pieces, four with X on them are burnt, X now on other piecesAlso published here 80
Karl Fulves Murder by Memory No. 45, page number selected with numbers on pieces of paper, only four outcomes possible 82
Karl Fulves Take a Vacation No. 46, three spectators chose something from a bag, it is divined, tossed-out-deck/rashomon principle 83
Karl Fulves Animal Crackers No. 47, spectator puts two empty napkins in empty cracker box, crackers appear, over-the-head principle 85
Samuel Berland Sprightly Soda No. 48, paper cup with water travels from paper bag to hatAlso published here 87
Unknown The Buddha Papers No. 49 88
Unknown Improved Buddha Papers No. 50, corners with black card indices, one chosen, all wrapped in paper, then only chosen one is face up and others changed to red, slit in buddha papers 89
Al Baker The Lesson No. 51, spectator takes one of two things from high shelf, performer knows which one, color goes out of arm that is hold high 90
Karl Fulves Darkroom Effect No. 52, napkin moved from one one table leg to another in dark roomAlso published here 91
Karl Fulves Tell the Truth No. 53, performer knows which spectator holds a certain bill, television screen as secret mirror 92
Unknown, Bob Read Spot Remover No. 54, pencil through jacket, optional loading/stealing of spectator's pockets 93
Karl Fulves Cardboard Conjuring chapter intro 96
Karl Fulves Tailor's Ghost No. 55, pieces of cardboard shown blank, spectator's shirt size appears on one 96
Jack Miller, Burling Hull Slate Display Sequence done with cardboardRelated to 97
Karl Fulves A Winter's Tale No. 56, performer choses one of five pictures, spectator one of five titles, they match, all titles describe the same picture 99
Karl Fulves Mind Scan No. 57, two cardboards, one has triangle and circle cut out, other has some numbers, spectator puts first one on top of second one, adds numbers that are visible and announces total, performer knows numbers and which is in circleRelated to 100
Karl Fulves, Aage Darling, George G. Kaplan V.I.P. No. 58, spectators write down some presidents, assistant divines them 102
James G. Thompson Jr. Jet Thought No. 59, one of five cities predicted in envelope (with index)Also published here 105
Karl Fulves Think of a President No. 60, envelope contains picture of named presidentInspired by 107
Karl Fulves Soup to Nuts No. 61, price of dinner chosen from menu predicted, Martin Gardner PrincipleVariations 108
Karl Fulves Robert E. Neale's Paper Magic chapter intro 111
Robert E. Neale Confetti No. 62, confetti in double Foo-Can, tube that is open on both ends and confetti does not fall out when poured into it and also not when turned over, but on turning back it doesAlso published here 111
Robert E. Neale The Trapdoor No. 63, card frame turns inside out while spectator is holding it 112
Robert E. Neale TV Puzzle No. 64, paper fold puzzleAlso published here 114
Robert E. Neale Inside Out No. 65, topological origami tubeAlso published here 116
Robert E. Neale Stripes Make You Thinner No. 66, trick using the Inside-out TubeAlso published here 117
Robert E. Neale Stretchit No. 67, trick using the Inside-Out TubeAlso published here 118
Robert E. Neale Flexible Transpo No. 68, trick using two Inside-Out TubesAlso published here 119
Robert E. Neale Stretch a Bill No. 69, shape-changing tube with dollar billInspired by 120
Robert E. Neale Neale's Shortchange Wallet No. 70, wallet folded from paper, can be used to switch something 121
Robert E. Neale The Con Artist No. 71, shortchange routine with wallet folded from paper 123
Karl Fulves Further Paper Magic chapter intro 127
Unknown The Mystic Star No. 72, two blank cards, a star appears on one visibly when held against lightAlso published here
  • "The Mystic Star" (Great Magicians' Tricks, Will Goldston, 1931)
127
Unknown Paddle Move with Cards Also published here
  • in Great Magicians' Tricks, Will Goldston, 1931
128
Karl Fulves Almost Certainly No. 73, writing appears on blank card(s) to answer question 130
Lu Brent Endpapers No. 74, two papers folded in quarters, one paper punched to make four holes, one travels to other paperAlso published here 131
Karl Fulves Sharpshooter No. 75, popgun folded from paper, opens with bang when shaken, name of card appears on it 133
Ed Balducci Cut Deeper Force 134
Karl Fulves The Boys from the Girls No. 76, boy and girl names on paper, folded and cut, all boys are separated from girls, also as card revelation 135
Karl Fulves Correcting Fluid No. 77, wrong prediction on paper construction changes to correct one 137
Lillian Oppenheimer The Captain's Shirt No. 78, newspaper folded and torn, during this hats and shirt shape made from it 138
Karl Fulves Almanac Affinity No. 79, spectator removes page of newspaper and adds all four page numbers, number used to look up word in almanac, forced, two handlings 142
Dr. Jacob Daley, L. Vosburgh Lyons Mirror, Mirror No. 80, paper strip with mirror words (OTTO, WOW, ...), performer writes "TOP" and "BOTTOM" on either end, when held in mirror top and bottom change placesAlso published here 144
Karl Fulves Magic with Paper Magic No. 81, this book is a force-book with "tricks" as every fourth word at the start of each chapter, complicated force with cards, word and a card value predicted 146