Written by Paul Harris, Eric Mead

Work of Paul Harris

324 pages (Hardcover), published by A-1 MultiMedia
Illustrated with drawings by Tony Dunn.
Language: English

(107 entries)


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Paul Harris PHoot-In-Mouth-Note vii
Paul Harris Dedications 1
Paul Harris The Astonishing Editor: André Hagen actually page 3 1/2 3
David Abrams The Other Side of Astonishment 5
Paul Harris The Shape of Astonishment impression of coin in foil changes from heads to tails New Stuff 13
Paul Harris Window of Opportunity signed business card, three card monte type with three envelopes, card ends up in envelope New Stuff 17
Paul Harris Hot Chocolate folded up chocolate paper is unfolded and chocolate reappears inside New Stuff 21
Paul Harris The Anything Deck any word (!) appears written on cardsRelated toVariations New Stuff 23
Paul Harris Packet Switch while turning card case over New Stuff 25
Paul Harris Peanut Butter and Jellyfish top slice of sandwich floats up and moves around New Stuff 27
Paul Harris Rumpled Splitskin two business cards are laid on top of each other and the layers penetrate to form an impossible object New Stuff 29
Paul Harris Free Ride to use the case to add card(s) to the pack New Stuff 31
Paul Harris Arrow-Split-Arrow card is thrown and caught in deck and splits selection which has a tear thenRelated toVariations New Stuff 33
Charlier Charlier Cut New Stuff 34
Unknown Boomerang Card Flourish New Stuff 35
Paul Harris Bat Fishing borrowed dollar bill, eight cards selected, their values are serial number of bill New Stuff 37
Paul Harris Switching 8 Cards and a Bill using a pillow New Stuff 39
Paul Harris Membrane spectator selects card with mark on back, mark on back is transfered onto card case New Stuff 41
Paul Harris, Eric Mead Membrane with a Pack of Smokes initials from paper are transfered to cellophane around cigarette pack New Stuff 45
Paul Harris, Eric Mead The Swing Thing sugar packet is torn and sugar poured into folded bill, grains travel back and packet restors itself New Stuff 49
Paul Harris, Eric Mead Tic Tac coin into tic tac box New Stuff 51
Paul Harris, Eric Mead Leaf leaf from plant is torn off and restored New Stuff 53
Paul Harris The Bizarre Vanish card visually vanishes while spectator holds itAlso published here Close-up Fantasies Finale 57
Elmer Biddle Biddle Steal Close-up Fantasies Finale 58
Daryl Martinez Close Quarters two quarters transform into half dollarAlso published here Close-up Fantasies Finale 63
Unknown Click Pass Close-up Fantasies Finale 64
Paul Harris Heartburn corner of card stroken on match-book, ignites and burnsAlso published here Close-up Fantasies Finale 65
Paul Harris Mickey Mouse Math cards change and split to display basic calculations with its spot valuesAlso published here Close-up Fantasies Finale 67
Paul Harris Torn and Restored Deck using Hamman's "Micro Macro" methodAlso published here Close-up Fantasies Finale 71
Paul Harris Shuffle Time cards are cut in piles, numbers on top change into current timeAlso published here Close-up Fantasies Finale 75
Paul Harris Strange Exchange card and coin transposeRelated to Close-up Fantasies Finale 79
Paul Harris Card Appearance Close-up Fantasies Finale 80
Paul Harris Just Call Me Mr. Wonderful one-handed method to take deck out of case and fan itAlso published here Close-up Fantasies Finale 83
Paul Harris The Bill Collector card is found with dollar bill and (more or less) rises out of pack when bill is pulledAlso published here Close-up Fantasies Finale 87
Unknown Longitudinal Glide Switch Close-up Fantasies Finale 87
Paul Harris Guts signed card to wallet with interesting method and challenge conditionsAlso published here Close-up Fantasies Finale 91
Paul Harris Tunnel Transformation using half card Close-up Fantasies Finale 93
Paul Harris Improvised Screwed Deck (revised) deck (cut in 2 parts) is screwed togetherInspired by Close-up Kinda Guy 99
Paul Harris Hi There Baby Cakes performer's name and phone number are written on two cards, one writing travels onto other card (on same side)Also published here Close-up Kinda Guy 105
Paul Harris The Perfectionist - The Perfectionist (red and blacks are apparently mixed but remain separated)
- Transposed Perfectionist (reds and blacks transpose)
- Mixed-Up Perfectionist (reds and blacks mix themselves)
Also published here Close-up Kinda Guy 109
Paul Harris Red and Black Switch Close-up Kinda Guy 111
Paul Harris Perpendicular Ribbonspread Hide-Out Close-up Kinda Guy 113
Paul Harris, Daryl Martinez, Eddie Fechter Instant Replay card jumps off deck into other hand, then backAlso published here Close-up Kinda Guy 115
Paul Harris Simple Switch card from top visibly switches place with card in other handAlso published here Close-up Kinda Guy 119
Paul Harris Headache sword in picture of king of hearts apparently movesAlso published here Close-up Kinda Guy 121
Paul Harris Bad Estimate performer "accidently" does bad estimation about where the selection liesAlso published here Close-up Kinda Guy 125
Paul Harris, Ricky Sanchez, Doug Bennett Return of the Bizarre Shrink card visibly shrinks while held in spectator's handInspired by Close-up Kinda Guy 129
Paul Harris, Dick Ryan Chocolate Coin real coin is torn open as if it were a chocolate coin with tin foilAlso published here Close-up Kinda Guy 133
Paul Harris Card Cuffs card with holes torn in is put on thumbs and changes into signed selection Brainstorm in the Bahamas 139
Paul Harris Giggle Switch bold, Flushtration type Brainstorm in the Bahamas 139
Michael Ammar, Daryl Martinez, Paul Harris The Bent Copper-Silver Transposition one coin is bent, in spectator's hand Brainstorm in the Bahamas 141
Paul Harris, Daryl Martinez, Michael Ammar A Hefty Penetration card penetrates clear plastic bag Brainstorm in the Bahamas 143
Paul Cummins, Bill Herz The Hedonists Make Up All The Rules forcing a card with verbal magician's choiceVariations Brainstorm in the Bahamas 147
Richard Kaufman, Michael Ammar, Paul Harris, Daryl Martinez A Card Well Hung card penetrates wire of coathangerRelated to Brainstorm in the Bahamas 153
Paul Harris Free Lunch flesh colored ball appears between fingertips in front of eyes Brainstorm in the Bahamas 157
Chuck Martinez, Paul Harris Diary of a P.H. Video Close-up Seductions 161
Paul Harris Limo Service aces and jacks, jacks travel to card case (possible follow-up to Re-Set)Related to Close-up Seductions 163
Paul Harris Seductive Switch "switching" a folded card with unfolded card, using an impromptu fake indexAlso published here Close-up Seductions 167
Paul Harris Blue Tattoo (revised) changing back color of deck one by oneInspired by Close-up Seductions 173
Paul Harris Unhinged full deck in case is folded in halfAlso published here Close-up Seductions 177
Jay Sankey "10" Ace, Two, Three and Four are squeezed together into jumbo Ten spot, blendoAlso published here Close-up Seductions 181
Paul Harris Bushwacker bushwhacker, card penetrates other cards, apparently three cards used, no slitAlso published here Close-up Seductions 185
Paul Harris Sweet Stuff coin and sugar in sugar packet change placesAlso published here Close-up Seductions 191
Michael Ammar, Paul Harris Michael's Proposition final phase for a matrix type routine, last card ends up under spectator's handAlso published here Close-up Seductions 195
Paul Harris Bleached Blackjack (revised from Bleached Blond) to create blackjack a six is "bleached" blank and an ace printed instead, no gaffsInspired byRelated to Close-up Seductions 197
Bill Kalush Bill Kalush's Open Setup for Paul Harris' "Bleached Blackjack"Related to Close-up Seductions 200
Eric Mead Eric Mead on P.H. Magical Arts Journal 205
Paul Harris Whack Your Pack (aka Reflex) Variations Magical Arts Journal 207
David Harkey Juke Magical Arts Journal 211
Paul Harris Free Flight coins travel from hand to under card on tableRelated toAlso published here Magical Arts Journal 215
Paul Harris The Tap Dancing Aces Aces vanish and reappear, using the packVariationsAlso published here Magical Arts Journal 219
Elmer Biddle Biddle Steal Magical Arts Journal 221
Paul Harris P.H. Invisible Palm no palmingVariations Magical Arts Journal 227
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio Spread with Double Card Laydown Magical Arts Journal 228
Allan Ackerman Two Packet Display Switch Magical Arts Journal 230
Unknown Rub-a-Dub Vanish Magical Arts Journal 230
Paul Harris Paul's Venezuela Vanish Tent Vanish Variation Magical Arts Journal 232
Unknown One-Handed Double Card Snap Magical Arts Journal 233
Paul Harris Mondo Nifty Invisible Palm using random cardsVariations Magical Arts Journal 235
Paul Harris Mini-Mondo one-phase routine with just two cards Magical Arts Journal 239
Paul Harris Big-Time Leaper multiple phases Magical Arts Journal 241
Paul Harris Las Vegas Leaper Count spectator counts Magical Arts Journal 243
Paul Harris Overcount from Deck Related to Magical Arts Journal 243
Francis Carlyle, Paul Harris The Carlyle False Count Magical Arts Journal 246
Paul Harris The Biological Shuffle (revised) Related to Magical Arts Journal 249
Wyman Jones, Paul Harris Galaxy two pilesRelated to Magical Arts Journal 253
Unknown Spectator Riffle Shuffles Once Magical Arts Journal 254
Paul Curry, Paul Harris The Break-Room Boredom Buster business cards torn in half, coincidence effect Secrets of the Astonishing Executive 259
Francis Carlyle, ? Truzi, Burling Hull, Paul Harris The Client Confidence Sugar Shocker nine sugar packets are numbered on one side, double facer sugar packet is used to force a certain numberRelated to Secrets of the Astonishing Executive 263
Paul Harris The Instant Incomplete I.Q. Test (a revised classic) self working effect with business card (one secret double facer) and an instruction sheet Secrets of the Astonishing Executive 265
Paul Harris The Burbling of a Pea floating a pea above the mouth Secrets of the Astonishing Executive 269
Paul Harris Perfect-Ten Paper Clip Paradox puzzle with a complex layout of several object, e.g. paper clips Secrets of the Astonishing Executive 271
Paul Harris The Late-For-Lunch Miracle Maneuver coincidence with 2 watches that are randomly set, instant stooge Secrets of the Astonishing Executive 275
Paul Harris, Milton Kort Moms Come and Go but a Rolex is Forever "A Revised Milt Kort Classic", 3 1/2 gag with a book page instead of cards, dial force Secrets of the Astonishing Executive 277
Harry Eng, Paul Harris The Cube cube is constructed out of six (folded) cards, one separate card vanishes and reappears as part of the cube Misc. Pieces of Paul 281
Paul Harris The Bizarre Stretch Misc. Pieces of Paul 285
Paul Harris Torn Mentalist flap of card case is torn off to write prediction on it, flap restored Misc. Pieces of Paul 291
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move Misc. Pieces of Paul 292
Paul Harris The P.H. Breakthrough (revised) deck visually penetrates card case from outside to insideRelated to Misc. Pieces of Paul 295
Chad Long The Shuffling Lesson spectator shuffles and cuts and turns overRelated toVariations Astonishing Friends 299
Paul Harris, Jay Ose Spectator's Ose False Cut spectator does the false cutInspired byRelated toVariations Astonishing Friends 300
Guy Hollingworth, James Steranko The Voodoo Card selection in deck behaves like isolated card that is torn and torchedInspired byAlso published here Astonishing Friends 303
Fred Rohm Dollar Box origami figure Astonishing Friends 307
Paul Harris, Daryl Martinez Daryl's Hot-Shot Cut (Simplified) Astonishing Friends 311
Jay Sankey A Lighthouse in the Fog Sankey on Paul Harris (ca. 1982) 313
Paul Harris Kitchen Magician idea of having drawer box in kitchen Conversations from the Edge 317
Paul Harris The Nowhere Man giving the spectator the feeling that he is invisible, x-1 stooges Conversations from the Edge 319