1990-2002
Written by Jim Sisti
Work of Various
708 pages (Stapled), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings
Language: English
955 entries
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Jim Sisti Welcome!!
Vol. 1 No. 1 Sep./Oct. 1990 1
Jim Sisti Editorial on the book of the month syndrom
Vol. 1 No. 1 Sep./Oct. 1990 1
Jim Sisti Taking Tips: The Pros & Cons tips and restaurant magic
Vol. 1 No. 1 Sep./Oct. 1990 2
Jim Sisti Handling Unruly Spectators
Vol. 1 No. 1 Sep./Oct. 1990 2
Jim Sisti Books: The Essential Library for the Working Pro
Vol. 1 No. 1 Sep./Oct. 1990 3
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Close Up Illusions by Gary Ouellet Vol. 1 No. 1 Sep./Oct. 1990 4
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Aspen Bar Magic (MAJ Special Issue) by Michael Ammar Vol. 1 No. 1 Sep./Oct. 1990 4
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Impossibilia by John Bannon Vol. 1 No. 1 Sep./Oct. 1990 4
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Misled by Timothy Wenk Vol. 1 No. 1 Sep./Oct. 1990 5
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Dollar Monte by John Kennedy Vol. 1 No. 1 Sep./Oct. 1990 5
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Hollyweird by Chris Hurlbert Vol. 1 No. 1 Sep./Oct. 1990 5
Jim Sisti Transmutation signed bill travels to coin purse, using bill switch technique
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 1 Sep./Oct. 1990 6
Chris Hurlbert, Neal Prete Picks a Card coin cut using a guitar pick
Vol. 1 No. 1 Sep./Oct. 1990 7
Chris Hurlbert Behind Bars on magic behind a bar
Vol. 1 No. 1 Sep./Oct. 1990 8
Jim Sisti Thank You!!!
Vol. 1 No. 1 Sep./Oct. 1990 8
Jim Sisti Why Does a Restaurant Need a Magician?
Vol. 1 No. 2 Nov./Dec. 1990 9
Jim Sisti Editorial
Vol. 1 No. 2 Nov./Dec. 1990 9
Jim Sisti Restaurant Magic for Children
Vol. 1 No. 2 Nov./Dec. 1990 10
Jim Sisti The Best Videos For Working Pros
Vol. 1 No. 2 Nov./Dec. 1990 11
Jim Sisti (reviewer) 7 Secrets by John C. Wagner Vol. 1 No. 2 Nov./Dec. 1990 12
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Professional Close-Up by Leo Behnke Vol. 1 No. 2 Nov./Dec. 1990 12
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Small World by Chris Hurlbert (written by Neal Prete) Vol. 1 No. 2 Nov./Dec. 1990 12
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Remarkable Mister Gigwits by Schuyler Irish Vol. 1 No. 2 Nov./Dec. 1990 13
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Creeps by Ben Harris Vol. 1 No. 2 Nov./Dec. 1990 13
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Radar Deck by Richard Osterlind Vol. 1 No. 2 Nov./Dec. 1990 13
Skip Sansoucie Changeling Cards two double blank cards change into two selections one by one and back
Vol. 1 No. 2 Nov./Dec. 1990 14
Skip Sansoucie E-Z Copper-Silver Purse Transposition
Vol. 1 No. 2 Nov./Dec. 1990 15
Skip Sansoucie Ambitious Card Finale phase with rubber-banded deck
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 2 Nov./Dec. 1990 15
Chris Hurlbert Behind Bars
Vol. 1 No. 2 Nov./Dec. 1990 16
Jim Sisti Hanging On To Your Job
Vol. 1 No. 3 Jan./Feb. 1991 17
Jim Sisti Editorial
Vol. 1 No. 3 Jan./Feb. 1991 17
Jim Sisti Landing Your First Restaurant Job!
Vol. 1 No. 3 Jan./Feb. 1991 18
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only
Vol. 1 No. 3 Jan./Feb. 1991 19
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Ring Flite by Allan Sherer Vol. 1 No. 3 Jan./Feb. 1991 20
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Nomen Omen by David Acer Vol. 1 No. 3 Jan./Feb. 1991 20
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Focus by Philip T. Goldstein Vol. 1 No. 3 Jan./Feb. 1991 21
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Top Secret Stuff by Michael Powers Vol. 1 No. 3 Jan./Feb. 1991 21
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Plot Thickens by David Acer Vol. 1 No. 3 Jan./Feb. 1991 21
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Art of Hopping Tables by Mark Leveridge Vol. 1 No. 3 Jan./Feb. 1991 21
David Acer The Camera Never Lies deck used as camera, FISM Flash, previously indifferent card changes into selection
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 3 Jan./Feb. 1991 22
David Acer Transposition Ring Flight borrowed finger ring put in coin purse, it changes into key, ring now on hook in key case
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 3 Jan./Feb. 1991 23
Jim Sisti Thanks
Vol. 1 No. 3 Jan./Feb. 1991 24
Jim Sisti The Ten Commandments of Restaurant Magic
Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 25
Jim Sisti, Eugene Burger The Guru Speaks! A Brief Conversation with Eugene Burger
Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 26
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only
Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 27
Jim Sisti Editorial
Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 27
Jim Sisti Strengthening Your Magic: Get their attention... and keep it!!
Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 28
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Detectives by Laurence Levy Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 29
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Holey Terror II by Michael Powers Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 29
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Spare Change by David Acer Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 29
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Mark of the Pirate by Joe Gattis Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 30
Jim Sisti (reviewer) ESPecially Wild by Paul Hallas Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 30
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Auto Suggestion by Bob Ostin Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 30
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Fly-Ring by Mark Leveridge Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 30
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Encore 3 by Michael Ammar Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 31
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Trend Setters by Harry LorayneRelated to Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 31
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Spectacle by Stephen Minch Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 31
Jim Sisti (reviewer) 100% Sankey by Jay Sankey (written by Richard Kaufman) Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 31
Tabby "Tabman" Crabb Torn card located behind back, then torn, pieces vanish except one piece, rest restored in deck, same as Karrell Fox's
Related toVariations Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 32
Neal Prete Nose to Nose images with different clowns, spectator selects one while performer turns his back, when performer turns around again he has a nose of the same color in his face
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 32
Skip Sansoucie E-Z Coin Matrix coins assemble under one card
Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 33
Click Pass
Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 34
Jim Sisti 20th Century String with different-colored strings and envelope
Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 34
Chris Hurlbert Spot the Dot sponge ball vanishes and appears as red sticker on face of selection
Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 35
Chris Hurlbert Behind Bars
Vol. 1 No. 4 Mar./Apr. 1991 36
Michael Close A Philosophy of Magic
Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 37
Michael Close About Audience Management
Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 38
Jim Sisti About Michael Close
Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 38
Bruce Rudolph Psychic Entertainment Well Done
Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 39
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only
Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 40
Max Maven In Memoriam Heba Haba Al
Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 41
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Reverse Osmosis by Chris Moore Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 42
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Professional Magicians' Signed Card to Wallet by Mark Leveridge Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 42
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Pickpocket by David Acer Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 42
Jim Sisti (reviewer) T.D.C. Utility Holdout by Dan Tong Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 42
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Tricked and Tricked Again by Kirk Charles Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 43
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Restaurant and Table Magic by Dan Tong Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 43
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Get Top Dollar Working Family Restaurants by Brian R. Flora Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 43
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Unexplainable Acts by Gary Kurtz (written by Richard Kaufman) Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 43
Charles Greene III Waxed gypsy thread with waxed dental floss
Also published here
  • Genii, Oct. 1986
Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 44
David Acer, Jim Sisti The Leather-Clad Stranger prediction card in wallet turns out to be later signed selection
Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 45
Eric DeCamps Imp.r.e.s.sive Card Revelation card appears folded in Aspirin tin
Variations Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 46
Doc Eason Four-Bit Advice having half dollars in cash register behind bar for more tips
Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 47
Chris Hurlbert Behind Bars
Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 48
Chris Moore Moving Napkin Gag paper napkin draped over fruit moves along bar, fruit underneath rolls
Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 48
Chris Moore The Ghost Martini liquid vanishes from cocktail shaker
Vol. 1 No. 5 May/June 1991 48
Ray Mertz Some Views on Close-Up Magic
Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 49
Jim Sisti Editor's Note on Ray Mertz
Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 50
Ray Mertz At the Bar
Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 50
Mickey O'Malley Impressions: What do you portray? A Philosophy on Promotional Communication
Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 51
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only reasons for doing a regular restaurant gig
Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 52
Scott Wells Thinking on Your Feet (Thoughts on Strolling Magic) on doing magic standing up
Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 53
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Lin's Leap by Alexander Y. Lin Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 54
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Animated Card Rise by Christopher Tracy Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 54
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Key-Volution by Mark Leveridge Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 54
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Golden Rainbow Stick by Keith Walker Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 54
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Very Best Yet - Commercial Close-Up and Stand-Up Magic by Dan Fleshman Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 55
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Commercial Magic of Dan Fleshman by Dan Fleshman Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 55
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Rocky Mountain Magic! by Doc Eason Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 55
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Workers Number One by Michael Close Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 55
Ray Mertz, Eddie Fechter Yankee Doodle singing Yankee Doodle to find selection
Related to Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 56
Ray Mertz, Nick Trost All Wild deck cut in half, one half card from each half is selected, they match split face jumbo card prediction, rest of the cards are blank
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 56
Cross Cut Force
Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 57
Cross Sum Force
Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 57
Ray Mertz Easy Multiple Spellbound Plus! three half dollars change to copper one at a time, then to Chinese
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 57
Ray Mertz Commercial Insurance prediction on insurance policy
Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 58
Ray Mertz Mirror Twist twisting four-of-a-kind, backs change and as a kicker backs are mirrors
Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 58
Chris Hurlbert Behind Bars
Vol. 1 No. 6 July/Aug. 1991 60
Jim Sisti Making Your Personal Mark on magic with a personal mark
Vol. 2 No. 7 Sep./Oct. 1991 61
Ray Mertz At the Bar card on outside of window, assistant
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 7 Sep./Oct. 1991 62
Scott Wells The Antagonistic Audience Member on hecklers in close-up situations
Vol. 2 No. 7 Sep./Oct. 1991 63
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on how long restaurant jobs can last, closing of restaurants
Vol. 2 No. 7 Sep./Oct. 1991 64
Mark Leveridge The Business of Bits
  • 1. Thumbs Up (gag, where is the thumb)
  • 2. The Shrinking Cigarette (optical illusion)
  • 3. Give Him a Hand (gag, to get applause at a table)
Vol. 2 No. 7 Sep./Oct. 1991 65
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Complete Works of Shake-Sphere by Neal Prete Vol. 2 No. 7 Sep./Oct. 1991 66
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Utopia Card Frame by Mark Leveridge Vol. 2 No. 7 Sep./Oct. 1991 66
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Top Drop by Shigeo Futagawa Vol. 2 No. 7 Sep./Oct. 1991 66
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Close-Up Connivery by Dan Garrett Vol. 2 No. 7 Sep./Oct. 1991 67
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Card to Wallet - The Book by Jerry Mentzer Vol. 2 No. 7 Sep./Oct. 1991 67
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Challenge Magic! by Richard Osterlind Vol. 2 No. 7 Sep./Oct. 1991 67
Jim Sisti (reviewer) How to Master Booking Shows Over the Phone by Bill Hall Vol. 2 No. 7 Sep./Oct. 1991 67
Dan Tong Walk-Around Malini Egg Bag glass production as climax, belt clip
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 7 Sep./Oct. 1991 68
David Acer Cheap Labour selection and three more cards taken out, stickman drawn on back of one, it multiplies on back of all cards, then is only on back of selection
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 7 Sep./Oct. 1991 70
Chris Hurlbert Behind Bars on the Forks hotel, places to perform
Vol. 2 No. 7 Sep./Oct. 1991 72
David Acer First Impressions on approaching tables or groups
  • The Types of Approach
    • I. The Verbal Approach
    • II. The Visual Approach
    • III. The Combined Approach
    • IV. When to Approach
    • V. Your Goals
Related to Vol. 2 No. 8 Nov./Dec. 1991 73
David Acer Full Contact actual glasses fall out of eye instead of contact lens
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 8 Nov./Dec. 1991 74
Ray Mertz At the Bar
Vol. 2 No. 8 Nov./Dec. 1991 75
Gary Ward Good Luck Coin (no title, part of Mertz column), name of playing card appears on coin
Vol. 2 No. 8 Nov./Dec. 1991 75
Scott Wells The Sweetest Sound on remembering names
Vol. 2 No. 8 Nov./Dec. 1991 76
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only what to do on slow nights, restaurant magic
Vol. 2 No. 8 Nov./Dec. 1991 77
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Beta Wallet by Eric Mason Vol. 2 No. 8 Nov./Dec. 1991 78
Jim Sisti (reviewer) E Pluribus Unum by Timothy Wenk Vol. 2 No. 8 Nov./Dec. 1991 78
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Supa-Rings by Roy Johnson Vol. 2 No. 8 Nov./Dec. 1991 78
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Workers Number Two by Michael Close Vol. 2 No. 8 Nov./Dec. 1991 79
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Life Savers by Michael Weber Vol. 2 No. 8 Nov./Dec. 1991 79
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Classic Renditions Vol. 3 by Michael Ammar Vol. 2 No. 8 Nov./Dec. 1991 79
Richard Osterlind Sweet and Low torn and restored sugar packet / Sweet 'n Low
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 8 Nov./Dec. 1991 80
Timothy Wenk Walk-Around Impromptu Mental Epic on pieces of paper, crumpled to balls
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 8 Nov./Dec. 1991 81
Neal Prete Brat Reflection jokes with mirror while selection, card appears under selection
Vol. 2 No. 8 Nov./Dec. 1991 81
Jim Sisti Low-Budget Spirit Photos blank card changes to selection, Himber Wallet
Vol. 2 No. 8 Nov./Dec. 1991 82
Chris Hurlbert Behind Bars on Stan Allen's Magic Magazine, bar bets
Vol. 2 No. 8 Nov./Dec. 1991 84
Dan Garrett Hospitality How-To's - Some Thoughts Relating to the Hospitality Suite Entertainer
  • How do you get work?
  • Breaking the Ice - making the initial approach to a table or group
  • Pocket Management
  • Go with the flow of the crowd
  • Environment scoping
  • Audience scoping
Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 85
Jim Sisti A Note form the Editor on the feedback of a negative book review
Related to Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 86
Scott Wells Dress for Success! what to wear
Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 87
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only what it needs to work a restaurant
Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 88
Ray Mertz At the Bar
Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 89
Ray Mertz Two Coin Quickies coin on fingers of closed fist, hand to hand
Also published here
  • "Two Coin Quickies" in "The Close-Up Magic of Ray Mertz"
Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 89
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Ring Competition by Mark Leveridge Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 90
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Schindler's Pen by George Schindler Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 90
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Opium Coins by Ronald J. Dayton Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 90
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Clip-On Table Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 90
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Smoke and Mirrors by John Bannon Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 91
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Tricks of the Imagination by Robert E. Neale Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 91
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Real Secrets of Close-Up Magic by Eugene Burger Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 91
Marc DeSouza Copper/Silver My Way
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 92
David Acer Forget Me Not performer's signature appears on back of signed playing card, performer writes name on business card, voodoo presentation
Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 93
Rich Hennessey Dollar Offsp"ring" Dollar bill ring is produced from other bill
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 94
Dr. James Hoy Close-Up for Kids as Jim Hoy, promotional give-away for kids
Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 95
Chris Hurlbert Behind Bars on performing nightclubs
Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 96
Jeff Stuart, Chris Hurlbert Ear from Coin Gag producing a fake ear from a coin
Vol. 2 No. 9 Jan./Feb. 1992 96
Jim Kleefeld A Volunteer From The Table on choosing volunteers
Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 97
Jim Sisti The Magic Menu Award
  • Best New Books
  • Best New Effects
  • Best New Videos
  • Person of the Year
Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 98
Mercer Helms Tay Planning for the Professional Magician
Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 99
Kirk Charles Talking' Magic on talking with spectators, topics and answering questions
Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 100
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on Michael Close
Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 101
Ray Mertz At the Bar
Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 101
Karl Norman The Carnival Loop Routine knot appears on a solid metal chain, knot is plugged off the chain, loop pentetrates spectator's thumb
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 101
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Lipstick by Tony Binarelli Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 102
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Eternal Light by Alfred Lee Cohen Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 102
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Four-Card Monte by Bob King Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 102
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Card Craft by Jerry K. Hartman Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 103
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Brad Burt's Magic Videos (Volumes 1-5) by Brad Burt Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 103
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Dog-Eared Deck Plus by Simon Lovell Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 103
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Roger Klause: In Concert by Roger Klause (written by Lance Pierce) Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 103
Tabby "Tabman" Crabb Paradapt (Parallax Revisited) card reverses while spectator holds it, with cut
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 104
Scott Wells, Steve Burton Second Impression selection and picture of hand appear on blank card, FISM flash, Himber Wallet
Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 105
Jim Sisti Bright Ideas for FISM Flash / Flash Point... gags with the FISM flash
Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 105
Eric DeCamps The Hand is Quicker than the Eye signed card lost, another signed card put on spectator's hand, a card appears in the hands, it is the second card and spectator hold first hand
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 106
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word
Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 108
Daniel Dobson From the Mailbox way to approach a table
Vol. 2 No. 10 Mar./Apr. 1992 108
Jim Sisti, Michael Ammar A Conversation with Michael Ammar
Vol. 2 No. 11 May/June 1992 109
Jim Sisti Magic Loses Another Bar Great on the passing of Jim Ryan
Vol. 2 No. 11 May/June 1992 112
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only
Vol. 2 No. 11 May/June 1992 113
Ray Mertz At the Bar
Vol. 2 No. 11 May/June 1992 113
Karl Norman The Karl Norman Key Card Routine locator card with piece of other card glued on it
Related to Vol. 2 No. 11 May/June 1992 113
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Dynaswitch by Mehdi Vol. 2 No. 11 May/June 1992 114
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Keys to the Kingdom by David Acer Vol. 2 No. 11 May/June 1992 114
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Card Mirage by Ton Onosaka Vol. 2 No. 11 May/June 1992 114
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Fly Cards II by Aldo Colombini Vol. 2 No. 11 May/June 1992 115
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Wild Card Kit by Jon Racherbaumer Vol. 2 No. 11 May/June 1992 115
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Symposium Discussions Vol. 2 No. 11 May/June 1992 115
Kirk Charles The Balloon Prediction card with three balloon animals depicted, prediction of chosen one
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 11 May/June 1992 116
La Banca Four-Way Alchemy One Dollar bill changes into a ten, a twenty, a fifty and into a hundred dollar bill
Vol. 2 No. 11 May/June 1992 117
Jim Sisti Multiple Selection Mistakes three cards change into selections
Vol. 2 No. 11 May/June 1992 118
Blake Edward Maxam From the Mailbox
Vol. 2 No. 11 May/June 1992 119
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word on Hank Lee's Cape Cod Conclave, Dan Fleshman, Giovanni, Patrick Raymond, Juan Tamariz, Michael Weber, Bob Sheets, Michael Finney, Christopher Hart
Vol. 2 No. 11 May/June 1992 120
Dan Fleshman Some Random Thoughts on Restaurant Magic
  • Pocket Management
  • The Approach
  • Deciding Which Tables to Work
  • Parting Thoughts
Vol. 2 No. 12 July/Aug. 1992 121
Jim Sisti Targeting Suitable Restaurants
Vol. 2 No. 12 July/Aug. 1992 124
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only using balloons in restaurants
Vol. 2 No. 12 July/Aug. 1992 125
Ray Mertz At the Bar on 4F, Jim Ryan, working at a bard
Vol. 2 No. 12 July/Aug. 1992 125
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Insurance Policy Templates by Guy Camirand Vol. 2 No. 12 July/Aug. 1992 126
Jim Sisti (reviewer) My First Card Trick by John Cornelius Vol. 2 No. 12 July/Aug. 1992 126
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Mini-Fax by Barry Govan Vol. 2 No. 12 July/Aug. 1992 126
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Collected Almanac by Richard Kaufman Vol. 2 No. 12 July/Aug. 1992 127
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Magic for Bartenders - Encore! by Leo Behnke Vol. 2 No. 12 July/Aug. 1992 127
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Workers - The Video by Michael Close Vol. 2 No. 12 July/Aug. 1992 127
Jim Sisti (reviewer) In Concert (Video) by Roger Klause Vol. 2 No. 12 July/Aug. 1992 127
Dan Fleshman Some Prediction signed card among Aces vanishes and turns out to be prediction card
Vol. 2 No. 12 July/Aug. 1992 128
Dan Fleshman Coin Through Hand through spectator's hand, back pinch
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 12 July/Aug. 1992 129
Dan Fleshman Malini-Freeman Twist Time Machine meets Inversion
Vol. 2 No. 12 July/Aug. 1992 130
Jim Sisti A Note from the Editor
Vol. 2 No. 12 July/Aug. 1992 131
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word on Dan Tong, balloon animals
Vol. 2 No. 12 July/Aug. 1992 132
Kirk Charles Who Are We Fooling? on the handling of spectators, and the right attitude
Vol. 3 No. 13 Sep./Oct. 1992 133
Johnny Ace Palmer The Walk-Around Formula
Vol. 3 No. 13 Sep./Oct. 1992 135
Jim Sisti Dai Vernon 1894 - 1992
Vol. 3 No. 13 Sep./Oct. 1992 135
Gary Ward English Money vs. The U.S. Magician on using money from the UK, different coins and bills
Vol. 3 No. 13 Sep./Oct. 1992 136
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on tips, Trevor Lewis, Mark Leveridge, Todd Karr, John Drebinger, Eddie Raymond
Vol. 3 No. 13 Sep./Oct. 1992 137
Ray Mertz At the Bar on tricks that work well at the bar
Vol. 3 No. 13 Sep./Oct. 1992 137
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Invisible Thread Reel by James B. George Vol. 3 No. 13 Sep./Oct. 1992 138
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Hot Dog! by Nick Trost, Patrick Reymond Vol. 3 No. 13 Sep./Oct. 1992 138
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Kickback Monte by Keith Bennett Vol. 3 No. 13 Sep./Oct. 1992 138
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Show-Time At the Tom Foolery by Tom Mullica (written by Richard Kaufman) Vol. 3 No. 13 Sep./Oct. 1992 139
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Corporate Presentations by Leo Behnke Vol. 3 No. 13 Sep./Oct. 1992 139
Jim Sisti (reviewer) More Commercial Magic - The J.C. Wagner Video Vol. II by John C. Wagner Vol. 3 No. 13 Sep./Oct. 1992 139
Dennis Carroll Two Signed Card Transposition one card in the center of the deck and one in the pocket
Vol. 3 No. 13 Sep./Oct. 1992 140
Jerry K. Hartman Reverse while showing top and bottom card, card ends up reversed second from top
Vol. 3 No. 13 Sep./Oct. 1992 140
Burton the Bizarre Sensory Deception transposition of Penny and Dollar coin, both grow in size
Vol. 3 No. 13 Sep./Oct. 1992 140
Jim Sisti The Dan Quayle Trick spelling to selection, with missing letter gag
Vol. 3 No. 13 Sep./Oct. 1992 142
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word on the question of "How do you do that"?
Vol. 3 No. 13 Sep./Oct. 1992 144
Restaurant Magic Down Under on the history of restaurant magic in Australia
Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 145
Barry Govan Tips and Techniques for restaurant and close-up magic
Also published here
  • Barry Govan's "Close-Up Magic: Restaurant Style (Volume 1)"
Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 145
David Parr The Art of Magic on art versus entertainment
Also published here
  • David Parr's "Brain Food"
Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 147
Dennis Carroll Being a Substitute on beinga substitute magician for another restaurant magician
Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 148
Jim Sisti Hot Flashes! on Paul Green
Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 148
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on when a child says "I know that one"
Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 149
Ray Mertz At the Bar list of favorite packet tricks
Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 149
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Card-Toon by Dan Harlan Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 150
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Field's Famous Poker Hustle by Doyne Michie Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 150
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Bill Repair by Bob Solari Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 150
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Color Prediction Chips by Tom Craven Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 150
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Out of Control by Chris Kenner Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 151
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Take a Tip from Me by Phil Sherman Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 151
Barry Govan Snappy Card Giveaway playing card changes to card with message on front and back
Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 152
Snap Over Change
Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 152
Barry Govan Counterfeit Credit four blank cards, picture of credit card appears on one and then card is torn and wrapped in paper, when paper is lit bill appears, Himber Wallet
Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 152
Barry Govan I.O.U. $20 20 dollar bill change into two tens, then paper changes into bill
Also published here
  • Barry Govan's "Close-Up Magic: Restaurant Style (Volume 2)"
Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 153
Dan Tong Vari-Mental
Also published here
  • Dan Tong's "Vari-Mental" in "The New Jinx", March 1963.
Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 153
Jim Sisti Guest Check Pseudo-Psychometry using guest check pads
Also published here Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 154
Shaun McCree Imagination chosen card rises folded in quarters from deck
Inspired by
  • Richard Bartram in "The Linking Ring" December 1988.
Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 154
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word on working a new restaurant
Vol. 3 No. 14 Nov./Dec. 1992 156
Michael Close Magic, Music and More
  • SOB 2000 and Carlos' Three Laws
  • Carlos' Three Laws
Also published here Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 157
Jim Sisti The Magic Menu Awards
  • Best New Books
  • Best New Effects
  • Best New Videos
  • Person of the Year
Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 158
David Acer Bob's Trick and Joke Shop on using unusual props
Related to Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 159
Paul Green In the Trenches anecdote
Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 160
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only
Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 161
Ray Mertz At the Bar on the passing of Evelyn Fechter, Forks Hotel
Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 161
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Impossible Bic Balance by Bob Solari Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 162
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Dark Card by Jean Boucher Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 162
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Tie-It by Bud Morang Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 162
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Hustle, Hustle Show Booking Result System by Joel Bauer Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 162
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Growing in the Art of Magic by Eugene Burger Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 163
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Don't Blink - The Magic of James Swain by James Swain Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 163
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Close-Up Magic: Restaurant Style Vol. 2 by Barry Govan Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 163
Jerry Camaro Poker Delusion ending with Royal Flus which contains selection
Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 164
Paul Green It's Amazing (Spectators Are The PITs) spectator divines card from other spectator, when repeated all cards turn blank for a moment, reverse fan force
Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 165
Scott Wells Two General Impressions promotional ideas
  • Name That Spectator
  • Such A Deal!
Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 166
Robert Benson Signed Torn & Restored Bill
Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 166
Stuart Bowie Secret Support two ideas for sponge ball holders, as hold-out
Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 167
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word on babies and holiday season, when doing restaurant magic
Vol. 3 No. 15 Jan./Feb. 1993 168
Doc Eason Doc Eason on the Business of Magic
Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 169
Al "The Only" Ulman Survey Results! (Part 1)
Related to Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 170
Michael Close Ethics
Also published here Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 171
In Memoriam William W. Larsen Jr.
Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 172
Paul Green In the Trenches anecdote
Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 172
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on Bill Larsen
Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 173
Ray Mertz At the Bar gag
Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 173
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Copper Flight by Larry Nye Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 174
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Prize Room by Mark Leveridge Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 174
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Way Out of This World by Dick Zimmerman Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 174
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Pallbearers Review - Books 1, 2 and 3 by Karl Fulves Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 175
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Harry Lorayne's Magic Video #2 by Harry Lorayne Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 175
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Workers Number Three by Michael Close Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 175
Michael Ammar Magic Paper piece of napkin is ignited and changes into crumbled-up bill
Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 176
David Oliver Sponge Ball Vanisheroo
Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 177
Jerry Camaro The Mouse signed card ends up in mouse made from handkerchief
Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 177
Stuart Bowie Secret Support on carrying awkward or bulky props for close-up magic
Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 179
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word
Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 180
Chris Hurlbert Card to Compact Powder Container folded
Inspired by Vol. 3 No. 16 Mar./Apr. 1993 180
Scotty York Some Random Thoughts for the Performing Bartender (or G.T.F.M.)
Vol. 3 No. 17 May/June 1993 181
William A. Wells A Rumor In His Own Time on Scotty York
Vol. 3 No. 17 May/June 1993 181
Paul Green In the Trenches anecdote on George Burns and Nate Leipzig
Vol. 3 No. 17 May/June 1993 184
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only code of ethics for restaurant magicians
Vol. 3 No. 17 May/June 1993 185
Scotty York The Marked Coin in the Sugar Packet signed on stickers
Also published here Vol. 3 No. 17 May/June 1993 186
Scotty York The One Cup Routine with three olives and a coffee cup, lemon and teddy bear as final loads
Also published here Vol. 3 No. 17 May/June 1993 187
Scotty York The Signed Card in the Watch (With Watch Works Transposition) in pocket watch, watch works in zipper purse, including history of signed coin into pocket watch
Also published here Vol. 3 No. 17 May/June 1993 188
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word on returning customers and magic fans
Vol. 3 No. 17 May/June 1993 192
Michael Close On Creativity
Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 193
Michael Close On Personality
Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 194
Michael Close Re: Me autobiography
Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 195
Paul Green In the Trenches anecdotes from Stew McKinley and Paul Romhany
Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 196
Ray Mertz At the Bar on FFFF, Charles McBurney
Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 197
Charles McBurney Eugenic Move same as Allerton Change
Related to Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 197
Charles McBurney Eureka Sandwich simple sandwich
Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 197
Stuart Bowie Secret Support tips on wax for card on ceiling, lotion and roughing cards
Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 197
Jim Sisti (reviewer) All-Star Slugger by Orin Shemin Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 198
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Cigarette Thru Any Coin by John Kennedy Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 198
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Sleeping Pill by Tom Ladshaw Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 198
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Monkey In the Middle by William Goldman Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 198
Jim Sisti (reviewer) An Evening at the Tom Foolery by Tom Mullica Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 199
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Fechter by Eddie Fechter (written by Jerry Mentzer) Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 199
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Band-Shark by Dan Harlan Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 199
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Art of Restaurant Magic by Various
Michael Close, Dan Fleshman, Bill Malone & Jim Sisti
Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 199
Michael Close, Gaëtan Bloom Bloom in Your Hand thread set up to balance card on hand and making matches fly from matchbox
Inspired by Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 200
Michael Close Ordinary Copper/Silver using Sweet 'n Low packet
Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 201
Michael Close Look Ma, No Sleeves, No Topit clean vanish of salt shaker or similar object, necktie vanisher
Also published here Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 202
Rhett Bryson Funken Ketchup Funkenring gag
Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 202
Jim Sisti A Note From The Editor
Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 203
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word on Magi-Conn '93, entertainment
Vol. 3 No. 18 July/Aug. 1993 204
Bill Brunelle Confessions of a Restaurant Actor
  • Are you an actor?
  • Training
  • Breaking in
  • Restaurant actor
Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 205
Magic Menu Forum Debuts on Computes Bulletin Borard on Brad Burt's bulletin board
Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 206
Paul Green In the Trenches anecdote of Jerry Camaro
Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 206
Al "The Only" Ulman Survey Results! (Part 2)
Related to Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 207
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on code of ethics, Gerald Deutsch, Kent Cummins, Karrell Fox
Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 208
Stuart Bowie Secret Support on theft during shows, Jimmy Carlo
Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 208
Jim Sisti Frank Garcia
Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 209
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Pen Through Anything by John Cornelius Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 210
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Hot Crossed Ones by Dan Harlan Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 210
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Helping Hand by Jeff Caudell Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 210
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Bar Cup by Jerry Camaro Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 210
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Plucking Money off the Magic Tree by Rick Wagner Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 211
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Epilogue by Karl Fulves Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 211
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Card Artistry of Dan Fleshman by Dan Fleshman Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 211
Tom Ladshaw Signature Transpo using business cards
Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 212
Giovanni Livera The Gio-Pad special design of a close-up pad for table magic
Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 212
Giovanni Livera Keep Your Eye on the Coin (Coin to Eye Transpo) eyeball and coin change places
Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 213
Simon Lovell The Full Bottle Wipe Out signed card to sealed bottle, at the bar
Related to Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 213
Dennis Carroll The Birthday Card back of chosen card changes to happy birthday message
Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 214
Jim Sisti Easy Card Prediction in envelope, re-deal force
Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 214
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word on Frank Garcia, Rick Wagner
Vol. 4 No. 19 Sep./Oct. 1993 216
Lance Pierce Beginnings, Middles, and No End in Sight on Bill Malone
Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 217
Bill Malone By Simple Means random card change into selection, using Throw Change
Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 218
Bill Malone By Simple Means - The First Way random card change into selection, using Throw Change and bill on reel
Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 219
Bill Malone Radical Aces production of four Aces from shuffled deck
Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 220
Piet Forton, Bill Malone Pop-Out Move pop out while half is placed on other half on the table
Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 220
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on working restaurants, dealing with managers
Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 221
Paul Green In the Trenches on Milt Kort
Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 221
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Scotty York Light Bulp by Scotty York Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 222
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Crystal Ball & Tube by Lou Ozment Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 222
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Twist of Fate by Bob Solari Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 222
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Security Pen by Mark Leveridge Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 222
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Charlatan's Handbook by Sid Fleischman Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 223
Jim Sisti (reviewer) For Your Eyes Only by Scotty York Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 223
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Business of Magic by Kevin King Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 223
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Allan Ackerman Videos (Volumes 1 & 2) by Allan Ackerman Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 223
David Mirto Utility Sponge Ball Switch
Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 224
Tony Griffith M.S.I.C. "Magic Square in Compass", Chinese Compass and Magic Square on round business card
Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 224
Scott Wells A Perfect Match card to matchbox
Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 225
Ray Mertz At the Bar
Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 226
Gary Ward Hung Out to Dry Skullocation with miniature clothespin
Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 226
Simon Lovell Straight Lines Don't Go Round Corners
Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 227
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word
Vol. 4 No. 20 Nov./Dec. 1993 228
Eugene Burger The Legacy of Bert Allerton
Also published here Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 229
Bert Allerton Timeless Words from Bert excerpt from "The Close-Up Magician"
Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 229
Robert Parrish Bert Allerton - A Brief Biography
Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 230
Bert Allerton Rules for the Close-Up Magician
Also published here Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 231
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on saving money and accounting
Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 232
Paul Green In the Trenches on Mike Easterbrook
Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 232
Simon Lovell Straight Lines Don't Go Round Corners on "What's new?", real close-up magic
Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 233
Jim Sisti The Magic Menu Award
  • Book of the Year
  • Trick of the Year
  • Video of the Year
  • Person of the Year
Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 233
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Color Changing Knives by Scotty York Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 234
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Joker Monte by David Neighbors Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 234
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Martyn Swindle Shells by Bruce Martyn Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 234
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Magician's Utility Pouch by Tabby "Tabman" Crabb Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 234
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Vernon Chronicles Videos by Bruce Cervon Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 235
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The 3rd British Close-Up Magic Symposium by Mark Leveridge Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 235
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Semi-Automatic Card Tricks by Steve Beam Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 235
Bert Allerton The Two Card Trick two phases, double facer
Also published here Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 236
Bert Allerton, Buatier de Kolta Vanishing The Bird Cage done close-up, seated
Also published here Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 236
Bert Allerton The Missing Deuce one of four Twos transforms into a selected card
Also published here Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 237
Stuart Bowie Secret Support special glue
Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 238
Ray Mertz At the Bar
Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 238
Tony Econ Triumph in the Hands
Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 238
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word variation for Chicago Opener, Christmas wrapping paper on back of card
Vol. 4 No. 21 Jan./Feb. 1994 240
Gary Ward The Scrutiny of the Public Eye
Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 241
Steve Beam Becoming a Professional Restaurant Magician humorous article
Also published here Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 242
Dan Garrett, Jim Sisti From the Mailbox letter from Dan Garrett
Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 243
Ray Mertz At the Bar
Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 243
Scott Wells How Much Is Enough? on how long to perform close-up
Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 244
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on what it is like being a professional magician
Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 245
Paul Green In the Trenches on John a. Moran, Nancy Sinatra
Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 245
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Nervous Breakdown by Dominique Duvivier Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 246
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Last Monte by Harry Anderson Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 246
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Zeus Pad by That's Magic Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 246
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Las Vegas Chip Assembly by Tabby "Tabman" Crabb Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 247
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Camera Magic by Anna White Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 247
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Center Tear Teach-In by Lee Earle Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 247
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Find the Ace by Leo Behnke Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 247
Simon Lovell The Famed Two Card and Glass Juggle using a glass
Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 248
Jerry Camaro The Power in Alcohol torn and restored cigarette paper
Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 249
Chris Hurlbert, Neal Prete Slabmug two in the hand routine with gumballs, gumball machine as climax
Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 249
Simon Lovell Straight Lines Don't Go Round Corners criteria for choosing a routine
Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 250
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word
Vol. 4 No. 22 Mar./Apr. 1994 252
Jim Sisti Magic and Memories - A special Harry Lorayne issue
Vol. 4 No. 23 May/June 1994 253
Harry Lorayne An Out-to-Lunch Assortment on performing close-up magic
Vol. 4 No. 23 May/June 1994 253
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only business and finances when doing restaurant magic
Vol. 4 No. 23 May/June 1994 256
Paul Green In the Trenches on Bernard Ried
Vol. 4 No. 23 May/June 1994 257
Ray Mertz, Karl Norman At the Bar third hand gag, using board with name on it
Related to Vol. 4 No. 23 May/June 1994 257
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Cap in Bottle by Daryl Vol. 4 No. 23 May/June 1994 258
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Bert Allerton's Aspirin Box by Eugene Burger Vol. 4 No. 23 May/June 1994 258
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Twisted Sisters by John Bannon Vol. 4 No. 23 May/June 1994 258
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Easy to Master Card Miracles (Volume 1,2 and 3) by Michael Ammar Vol. 4 No. 23 May/June 1994 259
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Scotty York Video (Volumes 1 & 2) by Scotty York Vol. 4 No. 23 May/June 1994 259
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Bar Magic by Various Vol. 4 No. 23 May/June 1994 259
Harry Lorayne Tell My Fortune card and word are divined (center tear)
Also published here Vol. 4 No. 23 May/June 1994 260
Harry Lorayne Fourtitude Four-spot as locator, faro
Also published here Vol. 4 No. 23 May/June 1994 260
Harry Lorayne Color Quickie spectator finds card that matches odd-backed prediction, then prediction changes to another random card
Also published here Vol. 4 No. 23 May/June 1994 261
Simon Lovell Straight Lines Don't Go Round Corners on body language and misdirection
Vol. 4 No. 23 May/June 1994 262
Jim Sisti Maxi-Pads humorous article on close-up pads
Vol. 4 No. 23 May/June 1994 263
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word on Hank Lee's Cape Cod Conclave, Harry Anderson
Vol. 4 No. 23 May/June 1994 264
Jim Sisti, Jamy Ian Swiss An Interview with Jamy Ian Swiss
Vol. 4 No. 24 July/Aug. 1994 265
Ray Mertz At the Bar apparently stretching arm, fake hand and board
Related to Vol. 4 No. 24 July/Aug. 1994 268
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only advertisement for restaurant magicians
Vol. 4 No. 24 July/Aug. 1994 269
Jamy Ian Swiss The "Solid" Glass one-cup routine with paper-wrapped glass, glass shown to have turned upside down in paper wrapping as finale
Also published here Vol. 4 No. 24 July/Aug. 1994 270
Jamy Ian Swiss Sexy Swindle presentation for Super Swindle
Inspired by Vol. 4 No. 24 July/Aug. 1994 272
Simon Lovell Straight Lines Don't Go Round Corners
Vol. 4 No. 24 July/Aug. 1994 274
Jim Sisti A Note From The Editor
Vol. 4 No. 24 July/Aug. 1994 274
Jean Merlin A Great Balloon - The Sheep
Also published here
  • Jean Merlin's "Great Balloons"
Vol. 4 No. 24 July/Aug. 1994 275
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word
Vol. 4 No. 24 July/Aug. 1994 276
Jim Sisti, David Acer David Acer: Funny in the Head
Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 277
David Acer An Amusing (though disgusting) Anecdote
Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 278
Ray Mertz At the Bar
Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 279
Driscoll Strictly For Lovers finding the King and Queen of Hearts
Related to Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 279
Paul Green In the Trenches on Paul Gertner, stories with the Classic Force
Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 279
Simon Lovell Straight Lines Don't Go Round Corners on working conditions
Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 280
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only
Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 281
David Acer Top-10 List of Clowns That Just aren't Getting Any Work humorous article
Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 281
Jim Sisti (reviewer) New-Wave Prediction by Bob King Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 282
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Candy Kiss Machine by Scotty York Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 282
Jim Sisti (reviewer) On Foot by Richard Sanders
with Patrick Reymond
Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 282
Jim Sisti (reviewer) This One, That 1 by Mark Leveridge Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 282
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Anniversary Waltz by Christopher Carter
with Doc Eason
Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 283
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Workers 4 by Michael Close Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 283
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Strong Magic by Darwin Ortiz Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 283
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Selling Restaurant Magic by Sean Tretheway Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 283
David Acer, Rick Bronson Missing ink double blank cards print into business cards
Also published here Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 284
Gary Kurtz Unidirectional Turnover
Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 284
David Acer Split Three Ways flip-over cuts
Also published here Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 286
David Acer .S.S.T. "Straightforward Stand-Up Triumph"
Also published here Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 286
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word working with an agent
Vol. 5 No. 25 Sep./Oct. 1994 288
Jerry Camaro A Reluctant Philosophy of Bar Magic on doing bar magic
Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 289
Jim Sisti My Turn on rip-offs
Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 290
Ray Mertz At the Bar credits for Ray Mertz's "Mirror Twist" and "Bud Twist"
Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 291
Paul Green In the Trenches on John-Paul Piovesan
Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 291
Simon Lovell Straight Lines Don't Go Round Corners list of material for close-up magic
Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 292
Stuart Bowie Secret Support using a PC
Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 292
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on substitute magicians for restaurant jobs
Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 293
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Who's the Greatest by Bob Markwood Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 294
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Diminishing Returns by Michael Powers Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 294
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Prophecy Pack by David Regal Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 294
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Dai Vernon Book of Magic by Lewis Ganson Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 295
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Magical Wishes by Meir Yedid Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 295
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Power of Palming by Michael Close Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 295
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Magic Italian Style & Mamma-Mia Magic by Aldo Colombini Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 295
Jerry Camaro Rocky Does It! selection sticks on nose of Rocky Raccoon
Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 296
Jerry Camaro Chop Cup Finale chop cup with cocktail shaker, Martini glass as climax
Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 296
Jerry Camaro Missile card is flicked in the deck, value of card next to it used to find selection
Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 296
Jerry Camaro Card to Forehead
Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 296
David Acer Top 10 Tricks That Just aren't Selling Very Well humorous article
Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 297
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word
Vol. 5 No. 26 Nov./Dec. 1994 299
Eugene Burger Bizarre Magic in Restaurants?
Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 300
Joe Lantiere Walking Around Bizarre-Ly essay on Bizarre Magick for walk-around
Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 301
Paul Green In the Trenches on Dennis Carroll
Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 302
Jim Sisti My Turn editors note, on top ten lists
Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 302
Scott Wells Here's a Tip... Accept Only Gemy! on accepting tips and restaurant magic
Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 303
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on regulars, restaurant magic
Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 304
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Futureclock by Kuniyasu Fujiwara
with Tooru Suzuki
Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 305
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Automatic Miracle Deck by Bodie Blake Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 305
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Die-Cipher by Chazpro Magic co. Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 305
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Randy's Rainbow Deck by Randy Wakeman Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 305
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Greater Magic by John Northern Hilliard Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 306
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Pass by Gary Ouellet Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 306
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Dai Vernon's Secrets of Magic and Ultra Cervon (Vol.s 1 & 2) by Bruce Cervon Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 306
Jim Sisti (reviewer) From the Bottom Up by Jerry Camaro Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 306
Joe Lantiere Images from a Witch's Mirror spectator divines Tarot card when looking at dark mirror, sand frame
Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 307
Victor Sansoucie The Black Feather coins travel from hand under Tarot card
Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 308
Victor Sansoucie The Cosmic Crystal selection is found to have picture of crystal on it, then crystal is produced from card and picture has vanished
Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 308
Simon Lovell Straight Lines Don't Go Round Corners on Rick Silvers top five list of tricks for close-up
Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 309
Jim Sisti The Magic Menu Awards 1994
  • Book of the Year
  • Trick of the Year
  • Video of the Year
  • Person of the Year
Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 310
Chris Hurlbert The Last Word on mentalism
Vol. 5 No. 27 Jan./Feb. 1995 311
Marc DeSouza One Step Beyond on performing close-up, business and selling shows
Vol. 5 No. 28 Mar./Apr. 1995 312
Jim Sisti My Turn
Vol. 5 No. 28 Mar./Apr. 1995 314
Charles Greene III What Is A House Magician & Who Should Be One?
Also published here Vol. 5 No. 28 Mar./Apr. 1995 315
Al "The Only" Ulman Ask the Only on doing tricks for the staff
Vol. 5 No. 28 Mar./Apr. 1995 316
Paul Green In the Trenches
Vol. 5 No. 28 Mar./Apr. 1995 316
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Easy-To-Master Money Miracles (Volumes 1-3) by Michael Ammar Vol. 5 No. 28 Mar./Apr. 1995 317
Marc DeSouza Collection Agency
Also published here Vol. 5 No. 28 Mar./Apr. 1995 319
Marc DeSouza Curse of the Rasta Gypsy Curse handling with normal cards
Vol. 5 No. 28