1993
Written by Sid Fleischman
Work of Sid Fleischman
228 pages (Hardcover), published by L&L Publishing
Illustrated with drawings by Tom Jorgenson
Language: English
103 entries
Cover photograph
Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
David Avadon Introduction
9
Sid Fleischman Preface
13
Unknown Coins & Stuff
15
Sid Fleischman The World Famous Coin Swallowing Act using $1.35 locking coins set
17
Sid Fleischman, Arthur Gross Another Way coins slid off magazine into other hand, magazine as coin tray, razor blade switch mentioned
20
Sid Fleischman The Torn & Restored Cigarette Paper, Revisited wax on thumbnail (also in 1947 booklet), piece secretly mouthed
  • 2 (waxless method)
Inspired by
  • "The Blue Bug" (1947 booklet, Sid Fleischman & Bob Gunther)
Related to
21
Sid Fleischman Harry Is At It Again box drawn on napkin, "Houdini" written inside, writing vanishes from napkin and appears on hand
25
Sid Fleischman Ringbound two or three rings through pen at once
27
Sid Fleischman The 31-Day Coin Trick coin tossed towards ceiling vanishes, a month later it comes down into glass
  • First Magic Meeting: The Vanish
  • Second Magic Meeting: The Return
30
Sid Fleischman The Vanish coin tossed from hand to hand back and forth, then into air
30
Sid Fleischman Spoon Twisting spoon moves, then has a twist in its handle, switch as spoon drops to floor
  • Tabletop Switch
34
Sid Fleischman Lady McBathtub continuous ball production with hand with is made to look like a face/puppet
39
Sid Fleischman Five Minutes of Voodoo presentation for block that falls over (shifting weight)
43
Sid Fleischman Coin Fade coin on palm, hand turned over and back, it vanishes, then reappears, other hand holds wrist
46
Sid Fleischman The Bottle Diabolique bottle clings to rope
  • 1 Beer Bottle
  • 2 Perrier (bill around neck)
48
Sid Fleischman The Bottle Fantastique bottle clings to rope, gimmick on invisible thread
54
Sid Fleischman Do As I Do routine with spectator
Related to 56
Sid Fleischman The Mean Magician Syndrome presentation for finger chopper
58
Sid Fleischman The Longest Card Trick stop watch vanishes with gag presentation
60
Sid Fleischman The Fail-Safe Rope loop in thumb tip or attached to pull
62
Sid Fleischman On Professor Charles W. Fait
66
Unknown Card Trumpery
71
Sid Fleischman Nomenclature
72
Sid Fleischman A Guide to the Gallows marking system in which letters are written on back, Lesley type
73
Sid Fleischman Flash Mnemonics No. 1, order of shuffled deck apparently memorized
76
Sid Fleischman Jimmy Valentine Returns, Blindfolded No. 2, reading cards with fingertips
  • The Blindfold Finish
  • The Card Discovery Finish
78
Sid Fleischman The Princess & The Pea No. 3, reading cards with fingertips, routine with jumbo cards
80
Sid Fleischman On Thayer's Studio of Magic
83
Sid Fleischman You, Too Can Have X-Ray Eyes No. 4, apparently reading a card through a piece of metal
84
Unknown Two New Card Reveals and the vagrant key No. 5
86
Sid Fleischman The Moving Lips spectator thinks of name of his card and performer names it
86
Sid Fleischman The Eyes presentation for revealing a card
86
Sid Fleischman The Vagrant Key marked deck for setting key card next to selection which is not read
87
Sid Fleischman The World's Greatest Average Card Trick comedy routine for naming a selection
88
Sid Fleischman Beating the Odds two spectators freely chose cards for value and suit, card produced in humorous way
90
Sid Fleischman On Madame Houdini
93
Sid Fleischman The Fabled Non-Working, Self-Working Card Trick presentation for Schmidt's effect
Inspired byVariations 94
Sid Fleischman The One Card Repeat parody on Six Card Repeat, single card vanishes at knee and reappears in hand
97
Sid Fleischman False Transfer and Vanish with back palm
97
Unknown Pivot Palm Vanish
98
Sid Fleischman One-Arm McDonald Card Tricks introduction to one-handed card tricks
100
Sid Fleischman The Right-Handed Card Trick No. 1, one-handed card to pocket, signed, from 1930s, one-handed only after control and palm
102
David Avadon Avadon's Absquatulated Card No. 2, one arm behind back, selection appears in that hand, "Stomach Card Switch"
104
David Avadon Charlier Pass Control one-handed
Inspired by 104
Sid Fleischman Bud & Sid
107
Sid Fleischman A Flourish From the 30x perpendicular card under the deck holds long spread
  • The Extender (two perpendicular cards)
Related to 109
Sid Fleischman A Pocketful of Wry card turns over in cased deck, deck switch
112
Sid Fleischman The Wrong Way Card Trick card trick performed backwards, card first produced from pocket and shown, then lost, then selection made, it's another card that changes into original card, selection then produced from pocket
114
Unknown Top Change finger change
115
Sid Fleischman The Card in the Fly credit information
Related to
  • "Make no Mistake" (Sidney Fleischman, Genii, Dec. 1940)
116
Sid Fleischman On Houdini
119
Sid Fleischman An Aside on the Thumb Count
120
Sid Fleischman Weighing the Cards No. 1, using thumb count
122
Sid Fleischman The Machine Gun Color Change No. 2, continuous changes as hand passes over deck back and forth
124
Sid Fleischman The Pigeon Pasteboard No. 3, card at named position remembered, it later is found at same position
127
Unknown Riffle Slip Force
128
Sid Fleischman The Crimp Force gambling for seventeen
129
Sid Fleischman W. C. Fields Does a Card Trick talking with voice on record, revelation of a playing card
Also published here 130
Sid Fleischman On Arthur F. Bull
134
Sid Fleischman A Magic Club Roast card finding routine with gags for magicians, sleights listed on post-it
136
Sid Fleischman The Potato and the Card Trick humorous spelling effect, double count placement
  • Alternate Handling
140
Sid Fleischman On Presentation and Literacy see also next pages
140
Sid Fleischman Card Gossip person thinks of a card and whispers it to someone, who whispers it to another one but can lie, and so on, final card predicted in Brainnwave deck or other
  • The Silent Partner Option
  • The Index Option
  • Thumb Writing
145
Sid Fleischman The Poor Man's Orient Express signed card to inside sand frame
148
Sid Fleischman Join the A.S.C.T. Michelangelo themed revelation in which all cards are eliminated except selection
150
Sid Fleischman Genii Ad "The Trick Without A Name"
152
Unknown For the Move Maven
153
Sid Fleischman The False Shuffle - Who Needs It?
155
Sid Fleischman The Push Through False Shuffle Made Easy No. 1, reducing friction
  • Big Tip
  • A Bigger Tip
157
Sid Fleischman The Zarrow Shuffle - Fleischman Handling No. 2, cards lifted on edge for squaring
160
Sid Fleischman The Carl March Shuffle back and forth, optical shuffle
Also published here
  • Magic Made Easy, 1950s, Carl March (pseudonym of Sid Fleischman)
162
Sid Fleischman Sawing is believing on The Great Virgil
165
Sid Fleischman How Did That Card Get In My Hand?
166
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Palm. Second Method brief
Also published here 167
Joe Berg Topping the Deck with Joe Berg No. 1
Related to 169
Sid Fleischman The Coward's Palm No. 2
171
Sid Fleischman The Fleischman Pop-Up Palm No. 3, left thumb pushes card into right palm
172
Sid Fleischman The Camelback Palm No. 4, top card buckled with left thumb
175
Unknown The Praiseworthy Bottom No. 5, by "J. J. Praiseworthy"
176
Sid Fleischman My other life
178
Sid Fleischman Double Lifting comment on the hit lift
179
Sid Fleischman The Camelback Double Lift No. 1, thumb count and buckling of top two cards
180
Sid Fleischman The Fleischman Snap or The Wonderful One-Handed Double Lift No. 2, card snaps to the right after thumb count, optional tabling
182
Sid Fleischman Piking the Card
184
Floyd G. Thayer The Thayer Glimpse No. 1, deck on edge on table, top card jogged
186
Unknown The Praiseworthy Pike No. 2, "J. J. Praiseworthy"
187
Sid Fleischman Thumbduggery on sleights using the thumb
188
Sid Fleischman Center Stealing No. 1, dragged out by left thumb
189
Sid Fleischman Bottom Stealing No. 2, left thumb action
190
Sid Fleischman Color Changing
191
Sid Fleischman A Crimpmeister's Crimp crimping isolated card in hand
193
Sid Fleischman The Chutzpa Crimp spectator is told to crimp the card for later identification
195
Lyle Laughlin The Fine Art of Card Shooting deck held in hand, selection shoots up into the air
196
Sid Fleischman The Fleischman Shoot No. 2, deck is snapped and selection jumps from center
Also published here 199
Sid Fleischman The One-Handed Shoot No. 3, deck held in hand, selection shoots up into the air
202
Sid Fleischman Mr. Mysterious & Company
204
Unknown Lagniappe
205
Sid Fleischman Adventures With the Three Shell Game
  • A Tip on the Pea
  • Mind Reading with Shell
  • Bottom Up
207
Sid Fleischman You, Too, Can Saw A Lady in Two "Or, Five Minutes of Comedy Suspense with a Red Ribbon"
ribbon through person
210
Sid Fleischman The Lady Disrobes paddle design with woman with and without clothing
215
Sid Fleischman Ring Business addition of key ring, link in which ring drops off the arm into a held ring
  • The Double Touch
  • The Mickey Mouse Bit
217
Unknown And a Bonus
223
Sid Fleischman, David Avadon The Fleischman-Avadon No-Switch Needle Swallowing Trick
Related to
  • Genii Review by David Avadon for clarification
225
Data entered by Denis Behr.