1991-2016
Written by Stan Allen
Work of Various
31,500 pages (Paperback), published by MAGIC Magazine
Illustrated with photographs and drawings
Language: English
7,086 entries
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Creators Title Comments & References Issue Year Page AA Categories
Michael Close (reviewer) The Web by Jim Pace Vol. 6 No. 3 Nov. 1996 90
Michael Close (reviewer) The City on the Edge of Forever by Harlan Ellison
It's Not Magic, But...
Vol. 6 No. 3 Nov. 1996 90
Who's Where
Vol. 6 No. 3 Nov. 1996 93
Finally Harry Willard photograph
Vol. 6 No. 3 Nov. 1996 110
Stan Allen Can't...
  • From the Editor
Related to Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 11
Jackie Flosso Perfect Pitch
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 15
Richard M. Biow Easy Reading
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 15
Alan Ward Carved Up
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 15
Jerry Martin Convention Hits
  • Letters
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 15
Robert K. Miller, Stan Allen Q & A
  • Letters
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 15
Jack Miller What's the Deal?
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 17
Mark Harris Play or Pay
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 17
Rudy Coby Web-Footed
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 17
Inside Magic
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 19
Underground David David Copperfield
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 20
Richard Robinson A Rabbit In Every Hat
  • All Magic Guide
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 24
Scott Wells 'Tis The Reason
  • Conventions
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 27
Billy "Enigmar" Godfrey Weerd Weekend V
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 27
Jim Heuser Magic on the Beach
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 28
Andy Nyman First Meeting of The Mages Convention
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 28
Richard Kaufman New York and Canada Conclave (NYCAN)
Related to Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 29
Mullet The Workshop
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 31
Robert LaRue Magic in the Rockies
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 33
Brittany Malatesta The Gathering
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 36
Jeff Horton Magic Sunday
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 36
Bill McIlhany Magic And The Movies: Part 12 - Miscellaneous Moments Of Movie Magic: Addenda and Corrigenda
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 41
James Hamilton Herrmann The Great: A 100th Year Tribute
  • The Herrmanns: A Magical Dynasty
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 48
Mike Caveney Alexander Herrmann and the Bullet Catch
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 52
Richard Kaufman More Magic Sets Than Ever!
Related to Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 56
Stan Allen The World's Greatest Magic III
Related to Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 64
John Moehring Danny Dew
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 66
Tamara Marotta (reviewer) It's Magic! Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 68
Jon Racherbaumer Inside Out on Servais LeRoy
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 73
Marcelo Contento Noose-Thru rope through neck, loop formed behind neck
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 74
Gregory Wilson Hostile Takeover signed business card ends up between two stapled business cards
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 76
Jim Steinmeyer The Psychic Trust
  • Conjuring
borrowed bill put in one of four numbered envelopes, spectator burns three of them by himself
Also published here
  • New Invocation, Oct. 1983
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 79
Bob Farmer There Ain't No Sanity Clause
  • Flim-Flam
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 82
Bob Farmer Dirty Dealing revealing royal flush in chosen suit, Cadd Force
Inspired by
  • "Dirty Dealing" (Gary Plants, Genii August 1996)
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 82
Bob Farmer The Devil's Dominoes scam with gaffed dominoes
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 82
Michael Close "Yes, Virginia..."
  • Marketplace
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 85
Michael Close (reviewer) The Art of Astonishment Volumes 1-3 by Paul Harris Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 85
Michael Close (reviewer) Miracles with Cards by James Swain Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 86
Michael Close (reviewer) Card Stories by Ariel Frailich Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 87
Michael Close (reviewer) Tullock: The Phantom Founder of Trade Show Magic by Eddie Tullock (written by Gene Urban, Kenton Knepper) Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 88
Michael Close (reviewer) You Can Learn Magic Vivid Interactive Media Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 88
Michael Close (reviewer) The Puzzle Arcade by Jerry Slocum Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 88
Michael Close It's Not Magic, But... Chuck Reducks: Drawing From the Fun Side of Life
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 89
Who's Where
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 93
Finally Cardini beach photograph
Vol. 6 No. 4 Dec. 1996 110
Stan Allen New Year's Evolutions
  • From the Editor
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 11
Stephen Minch A For Fake
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 15
David Charvet Eyes Have It
  • Letters
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 15
Ed Solomon Downscaling
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 15
Maurine Christopher Laughing
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 15
Bob Seaver, Frank Deignan, Micah C. Lasher, Michael Close Lashing Out
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 15
Cushing Strout So Right
  • Letters
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 16
Gerry Frenette, Dennis Phillips, Artie C. Kidwell, Kenneth Haag, Lance Campbell, Bruce Meyers World's Greatest Magic
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 16
Alan Prince So Their
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 18
Inside Magic
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 21
Richard Robinson Escape To Cyberspace
  • All Magic Guide
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 26
Scott Wells Cybercon
  • Conventions
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 31
David (Foote) Drake Buffalo Get-Together
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 31
Earle Christenberry Atlanta Harvest of Magic
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 33
David Avadon "A Most Sympathetic Client": A Conversation With Borra
Related to Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 42
Borra A Pickpocket Primer
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 45
Esquire on Borra
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 46
John Moehring 1996: A "Peak" Year
  • TV Magic... Without David There Were Nine
  • Curtains "Up"
  • Leaving Las Vegas... Viva Las Vegas
  • A Magical Year To Celebrate
  • Publishing in '96
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 49
Stan Allen (reviewer) David Copperfield: Dreams & Nightmares by David CopperfieldRelated to Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 56
Stan Allen The Martin Beck
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 61
Anthony Owen (reviewer) Monday Night Magic! London Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 62
Jon Racherbaumer Inside Out
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 67
Joel Givens Subtle Silver Splits half dollar multiplies into four coins
Related to Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 68
Tenkai Ishida Tenkai Pinch
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 68
Joel Givens Extraction Snap coin snapped into two
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 69
Ross Bertram Bertram Load removing a coin from one hand while loading another one
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 69
James Swain Millennial Cards Across
Inspired by
  • "Cheek To Cheek" (Showtime at the Tom Foolery)
  • "Card On The Swing" (Bill Malone, Genii, Sep. 1995)
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 72
Chris Bailey Hole In The Head moving hole on a coin
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 74
Jon Racherbaumer Attribution Retribution credit correction for Dai Vernon false cut
Related to Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 75
Edward Marlo Sired Liar seven card packet is programmed to find selection, mates are found as well
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 77
Martin Gardner Balancing A Book
  • Martin Gardner's Corner
book balanced on three fingers which move together to always the same spot
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 77
Jim Steinmeyer The Perforated Brick
  • Conjuring
brick is covered an pierced with stick, yet unharmed
Inspired by
  • Karl Germain's "Block" effect (The Secrets of Karl Germain)
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 79
Michael Close Darwinism
  • Marketplace
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 85
Michael Close (reviewer) Classic Sampler by Michael Skinner Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 85
Michael Close (reviewer) Dai Vernon's Inner Card Trilogy by Dai Vernon (written by Lewis Ganson) Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 86
Michael Close (reviewer) Blizzard by Dean Dill Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 87
Michael Close (reviewer) The Baby Gag by Algonquin McDuff Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 87
Michael Close (reviewer) Dishonest Abe by Gregory Wilson Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 88
Michael Close (reviewer) New Pen Through Quarter by Al Lamfers Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 88
Michael Close (reviewer) The Complete Dungeon by Anthony Owen Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 89
Michael Close (reviewer) The Card Magic of Paul Gordon by Paul GordonRelated to Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 89
Who's Where
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 93
Finally The Metropolitan cover
Vol. 6 No. 5 Jan. 1997 109
Stan Allen Who's Where???
  • From the Editor
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 11
David Corsaro Copperfan
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 15
Bob Klase, Greg Peterson Backlash
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 15
Ricki Dunn Hear, Here!
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 15
Jack Freese User Friendly
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 15
John Moran One-of-a-Kind
  • Letters
Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 15
Al Burns Staged Wait
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 15
John Pert Ben's Back
  • Letters
David Ben
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 16
James E. Baum More Magic
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 16
Shane Baker Price Is Right?
  • Letters
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 16
Bill Evans, Tad Peters, Steven Steele Mac Attacks
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 16
Graham Stringer Good Stuff
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 18
Inside Magic
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 21
Richard Robinson How To Make Magic
  • All Magic Guide
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 26
Scott Wells Millennium Flacon
  • Conventions
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 31
Frank Dudgeon Yankee Gathering VI
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 31
Elizabeth Warlock Ron & Martin McMillian's International Magic Convention
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 32
Christopher Woodward The Magic of the London Palladium
Related to Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 40
David Ben (reviewer) The State Of The Art Ragtime: The Musical Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 44
A Magical Blend of Art & Architecture
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 48
John Moehring Dealers Of Yore
Related to Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 50
Mike Caveney Louis de Matos
  • Guest Artists: Ilusões com Luis de Matos
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 52
Martin Gardner How To Make Magic Changing Pictures
Related to Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 60
Tom Ransom Origins origins of the Changing Pictures from previous entry
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 62
Jon Racherbaumer Inside Out
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 67
Frank Zak Restoration Fuse two cards removed, one signed by performer and one by spectator, both torn into quarters, they restore into one double faced card
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 68
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Hofzinser Scoop Switch
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 68
Doug Conn Pasteboard Calculus cards change and split to display basic calculations with its spot values
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 70
Paul Diamond The Lighter Side lighter placed on wrong card, it changes into selection and miniature card is found under lighter for "card under lighter is your selection" gag
Related to Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 72
10-20 Force
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 72
Edward Marlo Pre-Princess other four cards change to Aces as kicker
Related to Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 73
Martin Gardner Magnetized Pencils
  • Martin Gardner's Corner
two pencils held together with force, they seem to cling together then
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 73
Bob Farmer Polterdiced
  • Flim-Flam
betting game with dice, proposition bet
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 75
Michael Close Epiphany
  • Marketplace
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 77
Michael Close (reviewer) The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser by Harry Riser (written by Ed Brown) Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 77
John Moehring (reviewer) The Great Raymond by William V. Rauscher Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 78
Michael Close (reviewer) A Magician Among the Spirits by Harry Houdini Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 79
Michael Close (reviewer) The Illustrated History of Magic by Milbourne Christopher, Maurine Christopher Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 80
Michael Close (reviewer) The Banquet Magician's Handbook by David Charvet Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 80
Michael Close (reviewer) The Restaurant Worker's Handbook by Jim Pace (written by Jerry MacGregor) Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 80
Michael Close (reviewer) Super Script Packages by Doc Wayne Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 81
Michael Close (reviewer) ...From a Shuffled Deck in Use... by Paul Cummins Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 81
Michael Close (reviewer) The Ultimate Magic Square by Chris Wasshuber Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 82
Michael Close (reviewer) Alien Invasion by Danny Archer Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 82
Michael Close (reviewer) Grandpa's Deck by Danny Archer Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 82
Michael Close (reviewer) The Gim-Crack by John Swomley Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 83
Michael Close (reviewer) Fizbin by John Fleischer, Thomas Shimeld Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 83
Michael Close (reviewer) The Illusionist by Edd Schultz Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 83
Michael Close (reviewer) The Altar Flame by Mary Tomich Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 84
Who's Where
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 87
Finally Luis de Matos photograph
Vol. 6 No. 6 Feb. 1997 101
Stan Allen Brit-Land
  • From the Editor
on David Britland
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 11
Randy Charach Un-Linked
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 15
Jeff Bibik Bad Taste
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 15
Paul Gordon Name Calling
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 15
Norman Tinsel For the Kids
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 15
Glen Goldstein Enough!
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 15
Eric Buss Slang Slinger
  • Letters
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 15
Inside Magic
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 19
Richard Robinson Now You See It
  • All Magic Guide
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 24
Scott Wells There Must Be A Pony In All Of This
  • Conventions
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 29
Scott Wells Top Ten Complaints About Magic Conventions
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 29
Craig R. Dickson Magic Hands Frankenkongress Fachkongress
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 29
Dick Bowman The Professional Performer's Workshop (PPW)
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 30
Scott Wells Magi-Fest
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 31
Kenneth Silverman, Richard Kaufman In His Words: Ken Silverman
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 41
Richard Cohn (reviewer) Slightly Off Broadway - Thomas Solomon's Theatre of the Macabre - J.P. Jarrett's Altered Reality Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 49
Jim McKeague Mystery Of Beni Hassan
Related to Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 52
David Britland Who Is This Guy? on Guy Hollingworth
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 56
David Britland (reviewer) The London Collection by Guy Hollingworth
short comment
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 58
Guy Hollingworth The Deal Shift
Also published here Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 62
Jon Racherbaumer Inside Out
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 65
Bill Malone Malone's Faux Pass sleeve pull cover
Related to Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 66
Bob King Two-Bit Bic-Traction pen through quarter with sleeving
Also published here Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 68
Sol Stone Soft Sleeve
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 69
John Lenahan, Anthony Owen Signing On The Chairman
Also published here Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 70
Seth Kramer Kings Cleve, Aces Arrive Kings put on top of four packets, they assemble on top of one packet and then Aces are found on top
Related to Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 72
Marty Kane Magic Day small packet spelling location with Tantalizer elimination deal
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 73
Martin Gardner A Mirror Paradox
  • Martin Gardner's Corner
phrase that reflects lengthwise in the mirror but not sideways
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 73
Jim Steinmeyer Rice And Water
  • Conjuring
rice bowls routine
  • Phase One: Rice Diminishes
  • Phase Two: Rice Multiplies
  • Phase Three: Water
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 75
Bob Farmer Blob-O-Vision
  • Flim-Flam
Bicycle Rider Back marking system that can be read from far away
  • The Missing Flim-Flam Column
  • Hey, Isn't That The Aces OF Spades On The Other Side OF The Street
    • Bob's Blobs
    • By Nary a Blob
    • Suit Blobs
    • Advantages
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 79
Bob Farmer Farmarx Updated marking system
Related to Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 80
Michael Close It's Not Magic, But...
  • Marketplace
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 85
Michael Close (reviewer) Harkey on Video by David HarkeyRelated to Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 85
Michael Close (reviewer) Off the Cuff by Gregory Wilson Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 86
Michael Close (reviewer) The Dungeon Video by Anthony Owen Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 87
Michael Close (reviewer) Superstarsign by Anthony Owen Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 87
Michael Close (reviewer) Hocus Poker by David Solomon Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 88
Michael Close (reviewer) Candle Caps by Marcelo Contento Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 88
Michael Close (reviewer) The Book of Imagination Kymystical Magic Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 88
Michael Close (reviewer) Using Magic to Prevent Drug Abuse by Stan Davis Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 90
Michael Close (reviewer) Covert Operations by Tom Frame Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 90
Michael Close (reviewer) The Abracadabra Kid by Sid Fleischman Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 90
John Moehring (reviewer) Yankee Magic Collector #7 Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 90
Who's Where
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 93
Finally Science and Invention cover, Joseph Dunninger
Vol. 6 No. 7 Mar. 1997 109
Stan Allen The Joke's On Us
  • From the Editor
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 11
Richard Hughes Very Good Blend
  • Letters
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 13
Chad Smith In Return?
  • Letters
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 13
Robert L. Bluemle Picture Proof
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 13
Rick Fisher Brotherhood
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 13
William Winters Not Quite All
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 14
Arthur Martello Short-Sighted
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 14
Bob Dowd, Diego Domingo Photo Memories
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 14
Alan Ward Thought Snapper chosen card "appears" on mechanical paper construction
Related toAlso published here
  • Griff on Close-up
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 14
Dr. Michael Perry Fooler
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 16
Larry Betz, Keith West, Pete Petrashek, Roger Linden, John Scott The Becker Files
  • Letters
exposure by Herbert Becker
Related to Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 16
William Goldman Who Am I To Disagree
  • Guest Editorial
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 19
Inside Magic
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 22
Scott Wells My Best
  • Conventions

  • Upcoming Conventions
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 29
Bruce Sandercock Convention at the Capitol
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 30
Jon Racherbaumer Magical Mardi Gras Event
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 31
Anthony Owen Blackpool Magicians' Convention
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 33
Eric DeCamps Intermagic '97
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 35
Jon Racherbaumer Desert Magic Seminar XX
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 38
Rory Johnston Lance Burton: The Encounter
Related to Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 52
John Moehring (reviewer) It's All In The Program "An Elegant Evening of Comedy and Magic" Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 54
Mac King The Power, Then The Glory on Jason Byrne
Related to Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 56
John Moehring Jokers Wild practical joke anecdotes
Related to Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 64
Jon Racherbaumer Inside Out
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 69
Joel Givens Finger-Melt finger is pushed through half dollar
Also published here Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 70
Edward Marlo Teeter-Totter Change card on face shown, deck moved up and down with both hands and face card changes
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 72
Edgar C. Hernandez-Viera Hip Hip-Hop ungaffed Hopping Halves, two half dollars and two pennies
Related to Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 74
Eddie Fields Making John Doe Moe spectator removes a card that stands out to him in corner of room, it matches prediction, with anecdote
Also published here Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 77
Martin Gardner Which Thread?
  • Martin Gardner's Corner
heavy item hanging on middle of a thread, one pulls at the bottom thread, question about whether the thread breaks above or below the object
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 77
Jim Steinmeyer Two Mene Card Tricks
  • Conjuring
column intro
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 79
Jim Steinmeyer A Case of Collusion odd-backed card leaned against glass, spectator selects any card face up, they match, odd-backed rough-smooth menetekel
VariationsAlso published here Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 79
Jim Steinmeyer Sextabulous six cards chosen from one deck, and six from a second deck, the two packets are placed face-to-face in a glass, six pairs shown matched
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 81
Bob Farmer Art Beats Science
  • Flim-Flam
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 85
Bob Farmer Chain Game Triplecross with triple loop
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 85
Richard Robinson Changing Feet
  • All Magic Guide
Related to Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 89
Michael Close Let Me Be Brief
  • Marketplace
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 91
Michael Close (reviewer) Expert Impromptu Magic Made Easy by Tom Mullica
three volumes
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 91
Michael Close (reviewer) Ken Krenzel's Ingenuities by Ken Krenzel (written by Stephen Minch) Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 92
Michael Close (reviewer) The Wonders of Solitude by Dale Salwak Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 94
Who's Where
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 97
Finally Walter Zaney Blaney photograph
Vol. 6 No. 8 Apr. 1997 110
Stan Allen Stock's Up!
  • From the Editor
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 13
Kevin Shannon Teach, Don't Process
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 17
Artie C. Kidwell IBM Fighters
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 17
Paul Critelli Commitment
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 17
David Ashton, Eugene Poinc, Jerry Alan Foster The Becker Files (Continued)
  • Letters
exposure by Herbert Becker
Related to Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 17
Doug Brewer, Tim Scarbrough, Richard M. Biow Editorial Response
  • Letters
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 19
Cheri Soleil Booking Women
  • Letters
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 20
Robert Merrill Geeks Allowed
  • Letters
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 20
Andrew C. Weaver Changing Pictures
  • Letters
Related to Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 20
Inside Magic
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 22
Michael Close Upgrade!
  • Marketplace
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 27
Michael Close (reviewer) The Art of Hopping Tables, Part One by Mark Leveridge Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 27
Michael Close (reviewer) The Art of Hopping Tables, Part Two by Mark Leveridge Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 27
Michael Close (reviewer) Doing Time by Mark Leveridge Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 27
Michael Close (reviewer) Deck-Aid by Mark Leveridge Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 27
Michael Close (reviewer) The Looking Glass #3 by Richard Kaufman, Jon Racherbaumer, Stephen Hobbs Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 29
Michael Close (reviewer) The Art of Metal Bending by Guy Bavli Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 29
Michael Close (reviewer) The Perfect Net Bag by Guy Bavli Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 29
Michael Close (reviewer) The Sharpie We Use by Pete Peddicord Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 29
Michael Close (reviewer) Illusion Projects: Sub Trunk by Clayton Cavaness Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 30
Michael Close (reviewer) The Magicians' Yearbook 1997 by Anthony Owen Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 30
Michael Close (reviewer) Music for Magicians, Volume 1 by Mike King, Bill White Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 30
Michael Close (reviewer) Super Rope Malek Enterprises Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 31
Michael Close (reviewer) Produce! by Tom Crowl Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 31
Michael Close (reviewer) Magic of the Renaissance by Tom Crowl Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 31
Tamara Marotta, Derek Dingle In His Words: Derek Dingle
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 35
Scott Wells Dresden Update about upcoming FISM 1997
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 44
Mike Caveney Academy of Magical Arts 1997 Awards Banquet
  • And the Winners...
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 46
Indian Rope Trick: Revisited intro
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 50
Dave Berry Clive's Hindu Rope Trick
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 50
Mac McLaughlin Indian Rope Connects Comics to Horror Flick Max McLaughlin
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 52
Indian Rope Stories Unravelled on an article in Nature
  • Categories of First-Hand Observations of Rope-Trick
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 52
Another Rope Poster, Another Rope Story
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 53
Trixie Bond Ladies' First Women-In-Magic Conference
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 54
John Moehring Black Artistry on Omar Pasha
Related to Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 56
John Moehring First Black Artifice on black art
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 59
Jon Racherbaumer Inside Out
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 65
Alain Nu, T. J. Osbourne Warpogami after cardwarp the torn card is folded into small square box as a souvenir
Related to Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 66
Ken Krenzel Gaze Detection thought card from face-up ribbon spread is divined
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 70
Frank Zak Wallet-Wave B'Wave with a small plastic wallet
  • Alternate Handling
Related to Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 72
Martin Gardner Sneaky Switches
  • Martin Gardner's Corner
light bulb and switch board
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 73
Randy Wakeman Elastorama pencil seems to be made from rubber, then it is put in a glass tube and both seem to bend, optical illusion
Vol. 6 No. 9 May 1997 75
Jim Steinmeyer Strange Power
  • Conjuring
glass-fronted box with three light bulbs inside, center one red, all bulbs light white, then all red, secret glass walls
Also published here
  • Strange Power and Other Problems for Magicians, 1992 lecture notes
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Bob Farmer Catch 23
  • Flim-Flam
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Bob Farmer Roped In rope hustle game, layout on table and spectator must find loop that traps the rope when ends are pulled, fast and loose with a rope
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Richard Robinson Trick Question
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Scott Wells Time To Report
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Michael Lair Magic Virginia '97
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Kat Lovell New England Magicians Conference XVI
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Tom Vorjohan Winter Carnival of Magic - XXIII
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Carl Andrews, Jr. Magic Convention in Paradise: The Hawaii Wonderworkers Workshop
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Michael Powers Abbott's Close-Up Convention
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Joan Caesar Magie Montreal
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Who's Where
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Finally Roy Benson photograph
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Stan Allen Virtual Reality
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Dwight Vance, Lesly Evans, Ernest Ostrowsky, Stan Allen Black Beauty
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Lee Jacobs IBM Organ Grind
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John Cesta Bad Weavers?
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Rick De Lung, Tom Mullica, Marty Zurbano Wildest
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Jonathan Pendragon Actor Magicians?
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