Written by Karl Fulves

Work of Karl Fulves

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

(74 entries)


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Karl Fulves Introduction "For a long time magic was difficult to master." iii
Karl Fulves Tricks with Cards chapter intro 1
Unknown No Guesswork No. 1, spectator cuts off some cards from a pile, prediction in the form of "the same as you and enough to make them twelve, ..." (The Trick That Fooled Einstein) 1
Karl Fulves Secret Thought No. 2, position of card predicted, selection via cutting some cards off and remembering card at that number 2
Karl Fulves Think of a Card No. 3, spectator takes any card and does calculations with its identity from which performer divines it 3
Karl Fulves The Lie Detector No. 4, eleven-card packet, red or black spelled from top to bottom and next card put down, continued until one card remains which is selection 5
Karl Fulves, Henry Christ Sum and Difference No. 5, highest and lowest card from a packet removed, sum and difference of those values calculated and added, result predicted 6
Karl Fulves I've Got Your Number No. 6, packet mixed face-up and face-down, half given to performer behind back, number of face-up cards in one half plus face-down in other half predicted three times 7
Karl Fulves Stock-Market Magic No. 7, three spectator each have the same number of cards, cards are removed and exchanged according to instructions, final number of cards divined and predicted 8
Karl Fulves What's in a Name? No. 8, name is spelled in eleven-card packet and last card turned over, repeated until one card remains, it is the only odd-colored oneRelated to 10
Karl Fulves The Computer Deck No. 9, Poker Player's Picnic handlingRelated to 11
Karl Fulves It Figures chapter intro 13
Unknown Think of a Number No. 10, number thought-of, after some calculation the result is always six 13
Unknown Iced Dice No. 11, three dice stacked under paper bag, calculation with top and bottom numbers, result predicted or divined 14
Unknown Figure Fun No. 12, matrix number force, forces 34 15
Karl Fulves Number Magic No. 13, spectator uses the value of a card and another number for calculation with calculator, both numbers divined when total is seen 17
Karl Fulves Bold Cut Force deck behind the performer's back, spectator cuts off two packets 17
Karl Fulves Murder by Calculation No. 14, using four suspects on paper cards with phone numbers on their back and calculator, name spelled out on upside-down display 18
Karl Fulves Out of Sight chapter intro 20
Karl Fulves Trisecting the Paper No. 15, tearing a paper into three pieces with one tear, spectator has to close eyesRelated to 20
Karl Fulves Time Out No. 16, performer says stop after any given interval of multiple of ten seconds, using pulse as secret guide 21
Karl Fulves Time Further Out No. 17, performer changes time on watch by exactly one hour without looking behind his back 22
Karl Fulves Ghost Ring No. 18, rope between wrists, large ring penetrates onto it when spectator closes eyes 23
Karl Fulves Behind That Door No. 19, rope to wrist, other end held by spectator, ring onto rope when out of sight behind a door 24
Unknown Loopy Loop No. 20, string through finger after some looping around 25
Karl Fulves Band It No. 21, rubber band on performer's fourth finger, spectator holds second and third fingers and closes eyes, rubber band is now on second and third fingersAlso published here 27
Karl Fulves Interval of Darkness No. 22, rubber band on performer's finger, spectator holds finger and closes eyes, rubber band is released, repeat phaseAlso published here 28
Karl Fulves Mental Magic chapter intro 30
Karl Fulves Beyond Numbers No. 23, page and word selected with calculation procedure 30
Karl Fulves Devil's Dictionary No. 24, spectator says stop while riffling through dictionary and remembers last word which is divined 31
Karl Fulves Knowing the Future No. 25, rubber bands near edge of cardboard hold eight cards, one chosen and moved to top, predicted, ungaffed version without divided cards 32
Karl Fulves Ribbon Revealed No. 26, three different colored ribbons, one given to performer behind back, he divines its color 34
Karl Fulves Red, White, Blue No. 27, three envelopes and papers with colors, color configuration predicted, redistribution principle 36
Karl Fulves Paper Magic chapter intro 39
Unknown The Paper Rabbit No. 28, making a rabbit out of a piece of paper with folding and cutting 39
Karl Fulves Lucky Lollipop No. 29, lollipops on three pieces of paper, number changes when papers are rearranged 40
Karl Fulves Boys and Girls No. 30, boy and girl names on paper, folded and cut, all boys are separated from girls, smooth and torn edgesAlso published here 42
Karl Fulves WOW! MOM! No. 31, simple two-way out prediction 43
Karl Fulves Out of Nowhere No. 32, producing any item from a paper cup, for example a toy car 45
Karl Fulves Jumbled Numbers No. 33, seven numbers on slips of paper are threaded onto safety pin in random order, performer takes it behind his back and tears off the numbers in order of spectator's phone number 46
Karl Fulves Red Magic No. 34, some words are reversed in mirror and some not 48
Karl Fulves The Rings of Saturn No. 35, moebius strip 48
Karl Fulves Favorite Food No. 36, paper change bag, used to have the spectator select paper billets with his own favorite food 50
Karl Fulves Novelty Magic chapter intro 53
Karl Fulves Vanishing Ring No. 37, finger ring wrapped in handkerchief vanishes 53
Karl Fulves Hank the Ghost No. 38, handkerchief held in front of glass on table, chosen sock that was beside glass is suddenly inside, kind of impromptu third hand method 54
Karl Fulves Reverso No. 39, numbers, words and designs appear in mirror image through glass of water 56
Unknown Chair Lift No. 40, boy cannot lift chair near wall with book on it, but girl can 57
Unknown Raise Your Foot No. 41, stunt in which spectator cannot lift foot near wall but performer can 58
Karl Fulves Two-Person Mind Reading chapter intro 60
Karl Fulves Truth in Labeling No. 42, four bottles on table, spectator drinks of one, then blindfolded medium comes into room and divines the bottle 60
Karl Fulves Reading the Classifieds No. 43, crumpled ads from newspaper on table, one chosen and three words chosen from it, medium looks at the words and identifies the whole ad 62
Karl Fulves Behind Closed Doors No. 44, four or five coins in envelope given to medium in other room who divines the chosen coinRelated to 63
Karl Fulves Behind Closed Doors II No. 45, four or five coins in envelope given to medium in other room who divines the chosen coin, second methodRelated to 64
Karl Fulves Magic Mind No. 46, nine objects written on pieces of paper, one chosen, medium divines it with two questions, code 66
Karl Fulves Think Alike No. 47, objects on table, one chosen, medium divines it blindfoldedRelated to 68
Karl Fulves Think Alike Again No. 48, objects on table, one chosen, medium divines it blindfolded, different codeRelated to 69
Karl Fulves Who Done It? No. 49, murderer divined by assistant 70
Karl Fulves The Three-Object Test No. 50, three objects in bag, a spectator removes one object and hides it behind his back, medium divines missing object, two different repeats, code with feet 71
Karl Fulves Crime Does Not Pay No. 51, murderer divined by assistant 72
Karl Fulves Money Magic chapter intro 74
Unknown Strongman Stuff No. 52, coin pressed on head with hand, spectator cannot lift hand 74
Karl Fulves By George, He Got It! No. 53, quarter folded into bill by spectator, date of coin and serial number of bill divined by performer behind back 75
Karl Fulves Guessing Game No. 54, coin under handkerchief on magician's palm, spectators reach under it and guess what it is, it turns out to be much bigger, wrist watch as hold-out 76
Unknown Watch George No. 55, bill folded and unfolded, then it is upside down 77
Karl Fulves Bare-handed Vanish No. 56, coin vanishes in handkerchief, ditch into rolled-up sleeve 78
Karl Fulves Spirit of '76 No. 57, four coins shown front and back, answer of question appears on back of one coin (one of two possible answers), display sequence in which apparently four coins are shown from both sides 80
Calvin Cole, Karl Fulves Pocket Presto No. 58, spectator counts his change and puts one coin into pocket, amount of change divined after some calculationsAlso published here 81
Karl Fulves Cloak of Invisibility No. 59, coin dropped in glass under handkerchief cover vanishes, reappears audibly in glass again 83
Karl Fulves Confederates chapter intro 85
Karl Fulves Numbers in Mind No. 60, hidden numbers revealed by performer, using a confederate 85
Karl Fulves Guilty Party No. 61, using a confederate 87
Karl Fulves A Mind for Money No. 62, chosen coin divined, using a confederate 88
Karl Fulves The Nine-Cent Card Trick No. 63, nine cards in square and nine pennies laid out, one chosen, card and date on coin on it divined, using a confederate 89