Written by Karl Fulves

Work of Various

300 pages (Hardcover), published by L&L Publishing
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt.
Language: English

(493 entries)


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Karl Fulves Introduction
George Daily Foreword
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Necronomicron prediction paper clipped to indifferent card, see also p. 864 for comment by Fulves
Related to
  • p. 20 for idea by Gari Diringer
Vol. 1 No. 1 1
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Paper Clip Slide Switch paper clip slides from one card to another with paper
Vol. 1 No. 1 2
Don Nielson W.O.W. secret list written "white on white" with empty typewriter
Vol. 1 No. 1 2
Karl Fulves Hell's Bells medium rings bell on selected card, including variation by Aaron Wainer
Vol. 1 No. 1 2
Bob Bergheim, C. R. Tracy, Allen Kitchen, John A. Sznek, Paul Berger Etcetera
Vol. 1 No. 1 3
Karl Fulves The Black Room silk/tissue of chosen color travels from glass tumbler behind spectator's back to wrapped tumbler
Related to
  • p. 20 for idea by Sid Lorraine
Vol. 1 No. 1 4
Lu Brent Lox deck with hole on lock, selection peeked, removed under handkerchief, glued peek-card, see also p. 15 for additional ideas, see p. 737 for credit information
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 2 5
Aaron Wainer Doubles two slates, message on one, spectator chooses right one, flap
Vol. 1 No. 2 6
William Terry Culpepper A Magical Reverse card selected in one deck becomes reversed in second deck, for force Psychomatic Deck is suggested
Vol. 1 No. 2 6
Dr. Albert M. Wilson, Oliver Kendall, J. F. Rinn, Karl Fulves The Great Sex Detector Scandal reprinted from Sphinx
Vol. 1 No. 2 7
Stewart James, Don Nielson On Nielson's "Problem in Prophecy" three colored cigars/cigarettes, three bowls, one of each selected and predicted
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 2 10
Stewart James Etcetera
Vol. 1 No. 2 10
Ben Christopher Scroll bill rolled up, vanished cigarette appears inside
Vol. 1 No. 2 11
Harry Blackstone, Harry Louine Blackstone's 10-Card Trick spectator finds his own card in ten-card packet
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 2 11
Karl Fulves The St. Nicholas Aces black deuces are pushed reversed in deck twice to locate ace, the next time the sandwich cards become the last two Aces
Related to Vol. 1 No. 2 12
Unknown Aces in Belt
Vol. 1 No. 2 12
Eddie Clever Influence of Evil five ESP symbols on slate, one spectator rubs out four of them behind back, another selects ESP card from deck, they match
Related to
  • p. 35 for suggestion by Peter Warlock
Vol. 1 No. 3 13
Bob Farrell More Monte using bill
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 3 14
Lu Brent, E. Leslie May, Paul Sweetman, David Price, J. M. Levatino Etcetera with rant on "too many card tricks" by Levatino
Vol. 1 No. 3 15
Steve Shimm Remote Recovery see also p. 864 for comment by Karl Fulves
Related to
  • glass powder suggestion by Art Lyle on page 31
Vol. 1 No. 3 16
Karl Fulves Quartet selection in envelope, both torn, envelope restored, then card inside
Vol. 1 No. 3 16
Peter Alexis Dark Vision four cards selected, one put in envelope rest shuffle back, all divined in other room, fair conditions, secret deck switch, deck top-edgemarked with line during performance, see also p. 864 for comment by J. G. Thompson
Related to Vol. 1 No. 4 17
Karl Fulves Babel Bill Kuethe, on James T. Deacy, publishing a periodical
Vol. 1 No. 4 18
Karl Fulves Static Problems with Cards - No. One
selection made by stabbing joker into deck without removing selection, how to control it
Solutions: see references
Variations Vol. 1 No. 4 19
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther, Don Nielson On Nielson's "Problem in Prophecy" using sponge balls
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 4 20
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther, Sid Lorraine, Victor Marsh, Gari Diringer, John Hudak, George McLean Etcetera
Vol. 1 No. 4 20
Aaron Wainer Dactyliomancy white rings marked by spectators, shuffled in hat
Related to
  • p. 35 for thoughts by Bob Bergheim
Vol. 1 No. 4 21
Aaron Wainer Apex date on coins divined
Vol. 1 No. 4 21
Karl Fulves Method for Madness medium in other room, card cut to in borrowed deck in darkness with flashlight, medium divines card, then has actual card in hand
Related to Vol. 1 No. 4 22
Tony Cole Ah, Sew three thread spools on stick, when covered, the order changes
Vol. 1 No. 5 23
Karl Fulves Covenant Ace, Two and Three are shuffled and distributed amongst three spectators, performer divines who has which card
VariationsAlso published here Vol. 1 No. 5 23
Karl Fulves Babel exposure in Curry's "Magician's Magic", Flosso, "The Weird Influence" by Stewart Smith
Vol. 1 No. 5 24
Norman Osborn Fourtold Retold Variation four selections predicted on giant pips
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 5 25
Robert Parrish, Norman Osborn, North Bigbee, David Price, Tom Harris, Phil Smith Etcetera
Vol. 1 No. 5 25
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Remember Me to Hecuba red-backed card signed on back by spectator in red deck, blue-backed duplicate by magician, they transpose from underneath table to deck wrapped in handkerchief
Vol. 1 No. 5 26
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Card Steal with Handkerchief as lapping
Related to
  • p. 41 for comments
Vol. 1 No. 5 26
Ben Christopher Satan's Seal coins predicted, then date
Variations Vol. 1 No. 6 27
Unknown The "Eagle" Rope Restoration joke
Vol. 1 No. 6 28
Robert Parrish On Nielson's "Problem in Prophecy" close-up version
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 6 28
Karl Fulves Babel Harrison Beale, Johnny Hart on television, Origami stunt shown by Neal Elias, Eagle Rope Restoration, Mike Zens with linking ring idea, Tom Harris' planned memorized deck manuscript
Vol. 1 No. 6 28
Karl Fulves Seclusion Problems with Cards - No. Two
card cut to with deck under handkerchief and replaced, also multiple cards
for solutions see references
Variations Vol. 1 No. 6 29
Francis Haxton Static two solutions
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 6 29
Unknown Crimp under Spread
Vol. 1 No. 6 29
Karl Fulves Cased Static deck in case, scotch tape, solution
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 6 29
Ben Christopher Multiple Out Billet Slate four billets
Vol. 1 No. 6 30
Milton Kort Three Static Solutions three solutions
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 6 30
Art Lyle, Neil Ulritch, Max Underwood Etcetera on Levatino's "too many card tricks" complaint, magic as art
Vol. 1 No. 6 31
Don Nielson Reader's Digest Card Trick scotch tape secretly attached to key card
Vol. 1 No. 6 32
Ralph Gironda A Stitch in Time small needle on black thread, big needle on white thread, change places after lights are out
Vol. 1 No. 6 32
Karl Fulves Penultimate Prophecy two cards and positions predicted with amusing prediction
Vol. 1 No. 7 33
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Odds Against Me by John Scarne Vol. 1 No. 7 34
Al Baker Silk Divination spectator touches silk while performer is out of the room, performer knows which one, assistant
Vol. 1 No. 7 34
Jay Weiler Picture Cake Production pictures of flour, eggs, ... transform into picture of cake
Vol. 1 No. 7 34
Unknown Age Puzzle
Related to
  • solution on p. 38
Vol. 1 No. 7 34
Karl Fulves Babel S.A.M. annual show with Al Flosso, Cardini, Scarne, Davenport's, Jay Weiler, exposure
Vol. 1 No. 7 34
Peter Warlock, Bob Bergheim, Bob Hemple, Fritz Krotof Etcetera
Vol. 1 No. 7 35
Tony Shiels Seven Sinners spelling James Bond enemies on cards, then psychometry
Vol. 1 No. 7 36
J. W. Sarles Quadrangular Cup first cup, then ring is magically threaded onto rope under handkerchief
Vol. 1 No. 7 36
Aaron Wainer Phonetics random person called during performance says that he also has a magician guest who had him choose a card, they match
Vol. 1 No. 8 37
J. W. Sarles The Golden Ring ends of rope in cup, ring thrown inside, penetrates rope
Vol. 1 No. 8 38
Jack Avis Sensitive Fingers naming card when feeling them behind back, then cards on either side of a selection
Variations Vol. 1 No. 8 38
Karl Fulves The Bet without Odds Problems with Cards - No. Three
one red card in black pile and vice versa, spectator should choose a pile and find a black card, but he chooses black pile and the only red card therein
for solutions see references
Variations Vol. 1 No. 8 39
Milton Kort Fourth Static Solution solution
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 8 39
Paul Sweetman Seclusion selection underneath handkerchief, cyclical stack with corner shorts, solution
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 8 39
Francis Haxton Seclusion selection underneath handkerchief, solution
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 8 40
George de Ghetto Seclusion selection underneath handkerchief, solution
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 8 40
Karl Fulves Babel Tommy Cooper, John Mulholland quote, Bill Simon tale, faro tricks
Vol. 1 No. 8 40
William P. Miesel Named Red Card in Black Packet as a problem
Variations Vol. 1 No. 8 41
Victor Marsh Cheating at Cribbage
Vol. 1 No. 8 41
Bruce Cervon, William P. Miesel, Bill Simon, Victor Marsh Etcetera
Vol. 1 No. 8 41
Karl Fulves The Red Queen's Move spectator guesses red or black, red-black pairs formed on table, see also p. 864 for credit information
Related to Vol. 1 No. 8 42
Tony Cole Haunted Silk white silk clings to black silk, then moves up and behind black silk and vanishes, reel
Vol. 1 No. 9 43
Tony Cole Haunted Silk II silk with knot clings to wall and unknots itself there, reel
Vol. 1 No. 9 43
Karl Fulves The Connection assistant phoned, he divines card
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 9 44
Jerry Lubin Batman vs. Joker batman symbol appears on chosen (forced) joker
Vol. 1 No. 9 44
Karl Fulves Babel death of Stewart Judah & Stanley Collins, Flosso
Vol. 1 No. 9 44
Edward Marlo The Bet without Odds - Solutions three methods, see also p. 47 and "Technicolor Prediction" (Ireland Year Book 1962)
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 9 45
Jack McMillen Unthreading Needles in Mouth
Vol. 1 No. 9 46
Henry Lannering Magnetized Needle needle clings to razor blade
Vol. 1 No. 9 46
Ace Gorham, Edward Marlo, Don Tanner, Henry Lannering Etcetera
Vol. 1 No. 9 46
Roy Walton Lesson In Larceny ten card packet, spectator deals cards from top or bottom and gets a straight, performer aces
Related toVariationsAlso published here Vol. 1 No. 9 47
Unknown Deck Turnover
Vol. 1 No. 9 47
Fred Lowe The Truth Machine spirit bell as lie detector, body bell
Related to
  • "Nothing But The Truth" (The Wizard, Sept./Oct. 1950)
Vol. 1 No. 9 48
Edward Marlo Card Flight card on tabled deck changes with coin on top, hole in card, tosheroon
Related toVariations Vol. 1 No. 10 49
Sid Lorraine Snap! rubber band around folded business card, both cut but rubber band remains intact, should be called "Snappy"
Related to Vol. 1 No. 10 49
Karl Fulves Babel Himber's broadway production "Abracadabra", Doll House Illusion, Hedy Jo Star, Mulholland collection
Vol. 1 No. 10 50
J. W. Sarles Spectator Divines Cards ventroliquism as method
Vol. 1 No. 10 50
Joseph Dunninger Out for Number Divination
Vol. 1 No. 10 50
Edward Marlo, John Wuthrow, North Bigbee Etcetera
Vol. 1 No. 10 51
Edward Marlo Named Red Card in Black Packet solution to Miesel's problem
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 10 51
Edward Marlo Named Card Sandwich named card appears between isolated Jokers, posed as a problem
Vol. 1 No. 10 51
Al Flosso, Karl Fulves The Wonderful Coin Trick coin held with visible pull as gag, then really vanishes from end of pull
Variations Vol. 1 No. 10 52
Peter Alexis Paradiction card cut to from cased deck is predicted, stripper, see p. 874 for credit information
Inspired by
  • "New Cut Card Location" (Edgar, Harry Leat's Magic of the Depots 1924)
Related toVariations
Vol. 1 No. 11 53
Karl Fulves Babel Dr. John Henry Grossman, Magic shops
Vol. 1 No. 11 54
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Thomas Alan Waters Mathematically Inclined ten digits used for longer calculation, result instantly seen by performer, for credit discussion see reference
Related toAlso published here Vol. 1 No. 11 54
Karl Fulves And Then There Were None Problems with Cards - No. Four
Ace assembly with five cards (Aces and indifferent), a bit like dumbed-down Open Travelers
Related toVariations Vol. 1 No. 11 55
J. W. Sarles Coercion Problems with Cards - No. Five
card reversed behind back by performer, then spectator, same card
Variations Vol. 1 No. 11 55
Karl Fulves Four from Eight Problems with Cards - No. Six
two torn up cards mixed up in bag, performer removes four pieces which make up one card
Related toVariations Vol. 1 No. 11 55
Karl Fulves The Isolated Instance Problems with Cards - No. Seven
paper wall with half deck protruding on both sides, spectator removes and reinserts card on one side, performer same on other side
Vol. 1 No. 11 55
James West Static solution
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 11 56
William P. Miesel Static solution
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 11 56
Mike Rogers Seclusion solution
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 11 56
Roy Johnson The Bet without Odds solution
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 11 56
Robert Lund, Robert Stine, Dan Fowler, Jack Avis Etcetera how Dunninger fooled Dr. James Elliott, magic as art
Vol. 1 No. 11 57
Jack Avis Poker Dice Coincidence poker dice match dealt hand, posed as a problem
Vol. 1 No. 11 57
Unknown Card Flip Bar Stunt
Vol. 1 No. 11 57
Karl Fulves Greeks Bearing Gifts four queens removed, one selected and found, repeated in different ways, last queen torn and initialed piece found, initials as one-way feature
Related to
  • p. 76 for alternative ending by Al Altman
Vol. 1 No. 11 58
Charlie Miller If At First performer doesn't find card, even when its corner is torn off
Related to
  • p. 82 for Fred Higgens odd-backed variation
Vol. 1 No. 12 59
Bruce Cervon The Proposition black card in red half, spectator should remove a red one, whole packet changes to black
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 12 59
Karl Fulves Babel Al Flosso recovering, Jay Palmer's Sword Cabinet, convention in Hastings, lay criticism
Vol. 1 No. 12 60
Jay Weiler, Karl Fulves Sword through Spectator confederate
Vol. 1 No. 12 60
Karl Fulves The Heebie Jeebies dice from middle picket up in dice stacking, no details
Vol. 1 No. 12 60
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther, Bob Hemple, The Amazing Maurice Etcetera bullet catching by Roland Hill
Vol. 1 No. 12 61
The Amazing Maurice on Satan's Seal one of four coins chosen, predicted
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 12 61
Bob Hemple Band Writer Gag
Vol. 1 No. 12 61
R. Sid Spocane II Serpent Silk borrowed white handkerchief transposes with colored handkerchief in spectator's pocket, see p. 874 for credit information in MUM by Persi Diaconis
Vol. 1 No. 12 62
Roy Fromer Spirit Music tumbler with pencil rings like spirit bell, ungaffed
Vol. 1 No. 12 62
Karl Fulves Little Albert any word from any book, written in red on business card, then named word in blue on other business card, they match
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 76 for title explanation
Vol. 2 No. 1 63
Karl Fulves Babel faro shuffle manuscript, die box
Vol. 2 No. 1 64
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Strange Command by J. Stewart Smith Vol. 2 No. 1 64
J. W. Sarles Card on Ceiling Idea wax on ceiling
Vol. 2 No. 1 64
Lu Brent, Walter Beaumont, Bob Still Etcetera magic square
Vol. 2 No. 1 65
Lu Brent Pull Gag pull shown, silk vanishes, pull shown empty
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 1 65
Don Nielson Clocks spectator sets his watch to any time which is then divined
Related to
  • p. 71 for Diaconis idea
Vol. 2 No. 1 66
Karl Fulves Clocks spectator sets his watch to any time, time duplicated on performer's watch
Related to Vol. 2 No. 1 66
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Twas Brillig performer makes sand stream in hourglass stop
Related to Vol. 2 No. 1 66
Dai Vernon Order in the Court pseudo gambling game with five cards of Royal Flush
Related to
  • p. 77 for credit information
Vol. 2 No. 2 67
Karl Fulves Babel Larry Weeks New York convention, Jay Weiler, critics of magazines, Magigram, coding with dog whistle (see also p. 176)
Vol. 2 No. 2 68
Bob Still And Then There Were None small-packet Brainwave posed as a problem, face-up three card monte
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 2 No. 2 69
Karl Fulves And Then There Were None assembly with only five cards, solution
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 2 69
Francis Haxton Coercion solution
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 2 69
George de Ghetto Four from Eight solution with restoration finish
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 2 69
Persi Diaconis, Bob Bergheim, Howard Cross, Robert Eagle, Murry Graham Etcetera "R. Sid Spocane II"
Vol. 2 No. 2 71
Robert Eagle Repeat Circus Card Trick with duplicate
Vol. 2 No. 2 71
Murry Graham Rough Smooth Card on Ceiling not-so-serious idea
Vol. 2 No. 2 71
L. Vosburgh Lyons Triangulation tiling puzzle
Related to
  • p. 70 for credits
Vol. 2 No. 2 72
Ben Christopher Foregone Conclusion six matches, spectator choses any number of matches, number predicted by die in matchbox
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 2 No. 2 72
Tony Cole Inversion inverted glass with ring inside covered with paper tube, rice poured in, rice and ring transpose
Related to
  • p. 88 for further comments
Vol. 2 No. 3 73
Stewart James Smart Alexis three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 77 for credit information
  • p. 88 for comment by George McLean
Vol. 2 No. 3 73
Karl Fulves Babel Gary Moore hour, Harrison Beale, sleight-heavy card tricks, Ali Bongo lecture, Mexican Joe Crimp
Vol. 2 No. 3 74
Joseph Ovette Ovette Master Move
Vol. 2 No. 3 75
J. W. Sarles Dichotomy performer and spectator both have spades cards with same back design, they exchange one card, they both retain thirteen different cards
Related toVariations Vol. 2 No. 3 75
Claude Crowe, Al Altmann, J. W. Sarles, John Hudak, Edward G. Brown Etcetera on critisicm
Vol. 2 No. 3 76
John Hudak Printer's Demon phoned medium reveals content on a page on freely selected newspaper, see p. 874 for credit information
Related to Vol. 2 No. 3 77
Lu Brent End Papers two papers folded in quarters, one paper punched to make four holes, one travels to other paper
Related toAlso published here Vol. 2 No. 3 78
Roy Walton Draw Poker Plus 25-card deck can be dealt in as many piles as often as spectators want, yet performer receives royal flush
Related to
  • correction on p. 86
Vol. 2 No. 4 79
Roy Walton Dead Easy Location four key cards
Inspired by
  • Larry Jennings problem
Vol. 2 No. 4 79
Karl Fulves Babel Roy Walton, Johnny Platt, Faro Possibilities, Dunninger performance with telephone trick, categorizing and indexing magic tricks
Vol. 2 No. 4 80
The Amazing Maurice, Fred Higgens, Sandy Vogel, Robert Parrish Etcetera
Vol. 2 No. 4 82
The Amazing Maurice Time Force
Related to Vol. 2 No. 4 82
Sandy Vogel Clocks Variation
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 4 82
Robert Parrish Palindrome Effect worked out "several years ago"
Vol. 2 No. 4 82
Roy Walton Conspicuous Consumption two odd-backed jacks (cannibals) eat four missionaries (aces), on top of deck, second deal
Related to Vol. 2 No. 4 84
Roy Walton Color - Sense eight indicator cards distributed on table, deck shuffled in four packets, then distributed on top of those eight cards, the piles match the indicator card in color
Related to
  • correction on p. 86
Vol. 2 No. 4 84
Dr. Jacob Daley, L. Vosburgh Lyons Mirror Mirror paper strip with mirror words (OTTO, WOW, ...), performer writes "TOP" and "BOTTOM" on either end, when held in mirror top and bottom change places
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 5 85
Karl Fulves Babel on annual S.A.M. show in Brooklyn, Ernest Lehner, Milbourne Christopher, Hofzinser's eye quote
Vol. 2 No. 5 86
George McLean, Lu Brent, Bruce Cervon, George Blake Etcetera
Vol. 2 No. 5 88
Lu Brent Smart Alexis II three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 5 88
Bruce Cervon Triangle Card Trick card version, final value predicted
Related to Vol. 2 No. 5 88
Steve Belchou, U. F. Grant Grand Slam marked one of three coins penetrates filled glass covered with handkerchief
Vol. 2 No. 5 89
Steve Belchou Sleeving with Handkerchief
Vol. 2 No. 5 89
Peter Alexis Epic Slate Test sum prediction
VariationsAlso published here Vol. 2 No. 5 90
John Mulholland Hooker Rising Cards account of performance
0. Introduction
1. Miltiades Awakes
2. The Queen's Greeting
3. The King Arrives in His Aeroplane
4. Arrival of the Queens
5. The Parade
6. A Romance and a Tragedy
7. The Troublesome Joker
8. An Interesting Experiment
9. Seeing Is Believing
10. Follow Your Leader
11. The Encircling Ring
12. The Mystery Deepens
13. Miltiades III
14. A Positive Test
15. The Dance
16. The Signed Card
17. How Many?
18. And Still the Mystery Grows
19. Acrobats
20. The Conquest of the Air
21. Midnight Frolic
see p. 874
Vol. 2 No. 6 91
J. W. Sarles Silver Ghost coin through handkerchief into glass, tape
Vol. 2 No. 7 95
Karl Fulves Babel Hooker Rising, suit against magic magazine, Gene Shelley, Bob Follmer
Vol. 2 No. 7 96
Mel Stover Face-Up Monte credit information
Related to Vol. 2 No. 7 97
Tony Bartolotta Epic Slate Test - Alternate Method sum prediction
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 7 97
Tom McKay, C. L. Mason, Paul Betts, Robert Parrish Etcetera on criticism and John Hudak's letter
Vol. 2 No. 7 98
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards Magnetic Colors variation
Related to
  • p. 116 for comment by Fred G. Taylor, Fulves and backdating to 1958
  • "You Did It" (T.S. Ransom, Ibidem #16, p. 11)
  • Follow Me (Karl Fulves, 1997)
Also published here
Vol. 2 No. 7 99
J. W. Sarles Jog Control card openly inserted from side
Related to Vol. 2 No. 7 99
J. W. Sarles Spectral Rings white and black rings come off and onto rope under cover of handkerchief, three phases
Related to
  • p. 109 for reference to "Linx" in New Phoenix #397
  • Table Time (Mike Roger, MUM April 1967)
  • Linx (Unknown, 1965)
Vol. 2 No. 7 100
Robert Parrish Magician vs Pickpocket signed card in deck, deck rubber banded, wrapped in newspaper and put in spectator's pocket, performer reaches in and removes signed card, see p. 874 for vague Charles Jordan credit
Related to
  • p. 116 for correction
Vol. 2 No. 8 101
Karl Fulves Babel impromptu levitation, Bob Still with magicians only gags, Charlie Miller, Al Flosso Cartoon
Vol. 2 No. 8 102
Unknown Impromptu Levitation pushup on floor
Vol. 2 No. 8 102
Peter Alexis Red Magic spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines number
Related toVariationsAlso published here Vol. 2 No. 8 103
Robert Brethen, Harold Hill, John Ackerman Etcetera
Vol. 2 No. 8 104
Theodore Annemann 31 Prediction Test Finish sum prediction with appearing prediction via Out to Lunch
Vol. 2 No. 8 104
John Ackerman Dichotomy Follow-Up performer names spade card which spectator put in his pocket, marked faces
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 8 104
Burling Hull on Dunninger's Slate Trick and Al Baker's improvement
Vol. 2 No. 8 105
Ben Christopher Extraction middle glass of stack of three has water, stack covered, coins are thrown in an some of them penetrate top glass, de Kolta Glass
Variations Vol. 2 No. 8 105
Ben Christopher Utility Vanish wine in tumbler, empty glass in hat, wine poured into glass, travels back, then wine vanishes, Wonder Glass
Vol. 2 No. 8 106
Bruce Cervon Readers performer locates card while wearing suspicious glasses, when spectator wears glasses he sees the marks, but all card are marked with same value
Related to
  • p. 108 for forcing deck idea by Lu Brent
Also published here
Vol. 2 No. 8 106
Karl Fulves Epilogue card turned over in one deck turns over in other deck, selection written on card in one deck appears on same card in other deck
Related to
  • p. 109 for reference
Vol. 2 No. 9 107
Karl Fulves Babel the psychic Ted Serios, effects by Bob Follmer, confederate in a lecture story
Vol. 2 No. 9 108
Ed Mishell Roperama Professors's nightmare with restoration
Related to
  • p. 109 for reference
Vol. 2 No. 9 109
Fred Becker Etcetera
Vol. 2 No. 9 110
Fred Becker Out of this World Variant really shuffled
Vol. 2 No. 9 110
Bill Simon, J. W. Sarles Jog Control Variation
Related toAlso published here Vol. 2 No. 9 110
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control
  • Part One: pairs attract each other after riffle shuffle (RBBR-RBBR-...)
  • Part Two: spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which red
  • Part Three: number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here Vol. 2 No. 9 111
Karl Fulves Paper Clip Holdout inside case
Related to
  • p. 122 for idea by George Blake
Vol. 2 No. 9 112
Paul Curry Probability Zero ten business cards are numbered from one to ten on one side and the cards shuffled and turned over, spectator selects cards and the numbers from one to ten are written on the other side, they match
Related to
  • p. 133 for reference
Also published here
Vol. 2 No. 10 113
Francis Haxton Gambler's Last Chance performer holds four cards, spectator choses any card face-down, it completes Royal Flush
Inspired byAlso published here Vol. 2 No. 10 113
Karl Fulves Babel Hooker Rising Cards, George McAthy's books, Bruce Posgate, Sid Lorraine Business card line
Vol. 2 No. 10 114
Karl Fulves Prelude explaining "dealing heavy" to audience, then surplus card vanishes
Vol. 2 No. 10 114
Fred G. Taylor, Clayton Rawson, Jack Avis Etcetera hobbyist vs professionals
Vol. 2 No. 10 116
Sid Lorraine Blowing Your Own Horn writing on business card changes from "musician" to "magician"
Vol. 2 No. 10 117
J. Stewart Smith Never Grow Old lengthy procedure after which two mates are reversed in two halves
Vol. 2 No. 10 117
L. Vosburgh Lyons Mental Block color cube placed in opaque box, performer divines orientation
Vol. 2 No. 10 118
Tony Shiels Curious! turning time backwards so writing vanishes, watch reappears at spectator's wrist
Vol. 2 No. 10 118
Alan Brown, Al Baker The Borgia Glass two balls in glass penetrate silk around glass
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 133 for suggestion by David Harrell
Vol. 2 No. 11 119
Karl Fulves Babel Burling Hull, magic & mentalism mix
Vol. 2 No. 11 120
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Between Two Minds by Ned Rutledge
Vol. 2 No. 11 120
Theodore Annemann The Red and Blue Decks from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
Related to
  • p. 133, 159 and 165 for general information on "Annemann's $50 Manuscript"
Vol. 2 No. 11 121
Unknown Slip Transfer from deck to deck
Vol. 2 No. 11 121
Theodore Annemann The Stop Trick from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
8/9s alternating set-up, two piles
Vol. 2 No. 11 121
Sid Lorraine, Ed Morrisey, George Blake, Burling Hull Etcetera business card idea by Burling Hull
Vol. 2 No. 11 122
Sid Lorraine, Karl Fulves Modified Paper Clip Holdout inside case
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 11 122
George Blake Thread Case Holdout
Vol. 2 No. 11 122
Art Lyle Tips on Silks keeping silks in top condition
Vol. 2 No. 11 123
Charlie Miller A Novel Location card selected face-up with fun presentation
Related to
  • p. 133 for related idea by Norman Houghton
Vol. 2 No. 11 123
Robert Parrish Omega Spirit Slates display sequence for two slates with different colored surfaces, writing appears, example: some freely chosen cards placed between slates, some of their names appear written
Vol. 2 No. 11 124
Kuda Bux Two Dice number calculated with throw of two dice divined
Vol. 2 No. 11 124
Jack Posetary The Fifty Minute Hour Q&A with answers given via spirit writing on slates
Vol. 2 No. 12 125
Karl Fulves Babel Serios, Baker/Thayer/Dunninger dispute on flap-slate concept, An Evening with Charlie Miller show
Vol. 2 No. 12 126
Dr. Ben B. Braude New Math number added with reversed number, left-out digit divined, "L'Illusioniste" ca. 60 years ago
Related to Vol. 2 No. 12 127
George Jenness, Bruce Cervon, Bob Hemple Etcetera
Vol. 2 No. 12 128
Bruce Cervon, Earl Keyser Red Magic Variation spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines number
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 12 128
Bob Hemple Incorporated Color Control with Coins
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 12 128
Lu Brent Card Stab Outdone with knife, card split in two sheets
Related to Vol. 2 No. 12 128
Don Nielson Supremo Deck Switch gag with light switch on card case
Related to
  • p. 146 for comment by Lu Brent
Vol. 2 No. 12 128
Theodore Annemann Another Stop Trick from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932), with annotation
K to A set-up and countdown
Vol. 2 No. 12 129
Theodore Annemann Cards in the Cases from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
cut-to card counted to in other deck via its value
Vol. 2 No. 12 129
Theodore Annemann The Thought Card from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
duplicate & Mexican Turnover
Related to Vol. 2 No. 12 129
Georg Heubeck Pavel You Say! two spectators select one of three silks, predicted, with variation by Fulves
Inspired by
  • a silk prediction (Pavel, Abra #1107)
Vol. 2 No. 12 130
Don Nielson, Karl Fulves Nightmare In Black freely selected and signed card, duplicate turns over in other deck, disappearing ink and "same deck" approach, see also p. 679 for reference
Related to
  • p. 159 for reference to use of gaffed case by Roy Walton (A Scarf called Moebius)
  • p. 160 for handling variation by Bruce Cervon
  • Seven Circles (May 1931)
  • Back Story (Karl Fulves, 2012)
Vol. 3 No. 1 131
Karl Fulves Babel Amazing Randi vs. Ted Serios, Jules Eisenbud
Vol. 3 No. 1 132
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Top Secrets of Magic - Volume 2 by James G. Thompson Jr. Vol. 3 No. 1 132
Unknown Match Puzzle see p. 144 for solution
Related to
  • p. 172 for George Blake suggestion
Vol. 3 No. 1 132
Norman Houghton, Johnnie Geddes, Scotty McGregor, David Harrell Etcetera
Vol. 3 No. 1 133
J. W. Sarles Phantom Silks apparently showing both ends of Phantom Tube
Vol. 3 No. 1 133
Don Nielson, Karl Fulves Visible Deck Switch two decks held together, both with three-sided double-color cases
Vol. 3 No. 1 134
Karl Fulves By Any Other Name two methods (gaffed card & Elmsley Count)
Related toVariations Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio 135
J. W. Sarles Tow Minds spectator divines card by gazing into crystal
Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio 135
Peter Alexis A Friendly Game betting game with dice, proposition bet
Related to
  • p. 155 for George Henbeck comment
Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio 136
Karl Fulves Twins two decks wrapped without jokers, two mates removed from underneath handkerchief, based on a Leipzig idea from Sphinx
Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio 137
Ben Christopher Ambulating Glass ring penetrates ribbon underneath wrapped glass, then glass penetrates table
Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio 137
Tony Cole A Three Cup Routine with sponge balls, billiard ball loads
Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio 138
Edward Marlo All Fair Location red black divided & faro
Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio 139
Don Nielson 5 & 10 two strips of paper or bills are folded together, then pulled apart
Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio 139
Karl Fulves The Cards That Can't Be Mixed 4&4 odd-backed, red-backed faces change to black as finale
Related to Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio 140
Ralph Gironda Salt Go salt vanishes inside black silk and becomes white silk, then becomes sugar
Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio 141
Roy Walton Four Card Brainwave
Variations Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio 142
Jay Weiler Finger Ring ring penetrates finger, finger bases covered with silk
Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio 142
Dai Vernon Jog Control
Vol. 3 No. 2 143
Jay Ose Little Queenie with bent corner
Vol. 3 No. 2 143
Karl Fulves Babel "Tricks You Can Count On", Eric Mason's "Legacy", Charlie Miller's lecture
Vol. 3 No. 2 144
Bruce Cervon Open Prediction sticky double facer
Also published here Vol. 3 No. 2 145
Lou Derman Sound Prophecy animal from set of cards predicted with moo sound box, see p. 258 for idea by Jim Snapp
Vol. 3 No. 2 145
Ray Grismer, Bob Hummer Computer Cards cards dealt according to thought-of card, simplified
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 3 No. 2 145
Lu Brent, Sam Randlett, F. William Kuethe, Jr., David Teppit Etcetera see p. 1036 for real author (Dr. H. T. Hoffman)
Vol. 3 No. 2 146
Theodore Annemann The Thought Card - Annotation from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
spectator writes any card on back of card, magician divines it
Related to Vol. 3 No. 2 147
Theodore Annemann The Color Changing Deck from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)

Vol. 3 No. 2 147
Theodore Annemann The Card Trick with New Deck from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
suit removed, all values spelled out
Vol. 3 No. 2 147
Dai Vernon Another Control break obtained above chosen card
Vol. 3 No. 2 148
Robert Ellenwold, Karl Fulves Blindfold Checkers checker board, prediction details how to play so chosen color wins
Related to
  • p. 166 for credit information
Vol. 3 No. 3 149
Fred G. Taylor Crazy Clocks see also p. 420 for comment by Leslie May
VariationsAlso published here Vol. 3 No. 3 150
Charles T. Jordan An Unpublished Trick cards face-up and face-down sorted by touch
Related to
  • p. 158 for correction
Vol. 3 No. 3 150
William T. Powers, Sam Randlett, Edward Marlo, Dick Jarrow Serios Business imitation of thought-photography of Ted Serios using small projector
Vol. 3 No. 3 151
Edward Marlo Marked Memory marking numerical stack number of memorized deck instead of card value
Vol. 3 No. 3 152
Tom Sellers Novel Silk Vanish silk vanishes from matchbox covers
Vol. 3 No. 3 152
Karl Fulves The Cast of the Cards "Cards & Dice", poker deal, values determined by roll of dice show up in one hand
Also published here Vol. 3 No. 3 152
Karl Fulves Four Sided Triangle "Cards & Dice", three cards selected behind back according to roll of three dice, two located and one divined
Vol. 3 No. 3 152
Karl Fulves Demon Dice "Cards & Dice", nine poker dice, three spectators combine a hand and they're dealt out
Vol. 3 No. 3 153
Norman Houghton Hole Card card suddenly has a hole, stud poker presentation
Variations Vol. 3 No. 3 153
Theodore Annemann Four Ace Routine from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
aces change to kings, appear in chosen pile, queens assemble as well
Vol. 3 No. 3 154
Karl Fulves Babel Harry Lorayne's Deck-Sterity, Dai Vernon as technical director for "Mission Impossible" sequence
Vol. 3 No. 3 154
Francis Haxton, Robert Parrish, George Henbeck Etcetera
Vol. 3 No. 3 155
Francis Haxton By Any Other Name Variation see also p. 1036
Inspired by Vol. 3 No. 3 155
Robert Parrish By Any Other Name Variation see also p. 1036
Inspired byVariations Vol. 3 No. 3 155
John Braun, Rufus Steele 3 Jacks Revamped duplicate jack, with credit information, see p. 200 for further credits
Inspired by
  • "Jack-Jack-Jack" (Rufus Steele, Card Tricks You Will Do, 1928)
Related to
  • p. 172 for Lin Searles suggestion
Vol. 3 No. 4 157
Karl Fulves Babel puzzle by Vosburgh Lyons, Sam Randlett on Robert-Houdin's actor-magician quote
Vol. 3 No. 4 158
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic by Dai Vernon (written by Lewis Ganson)
Vol. 3 No. 4 158
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Master Index to Magic in Print by Jack Potter Vol. 3 No. 4 158
George Henbeck, Bruce Cervon Etcetera
Vol. 3 No. 4 160
Martin Gardner Version of the 5x5 Problem
Vol. 3 No. 4 160
Roy Walton, Bob Hummer Daydream with dealing procedure
Inspired by Vol. 3 No. 4 160
Theodore Annemann The Pellet Trick from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
(Instructions by Frank Lane), three spectators select and think of cards and write them on pellets, performer divines them all
Vol. 3 No. 4 161
Frank Lane The Pellet Trick three cards chosen and written on pellets, performer divines them
Vol. 3 No. 4 161
Unknown Spectator Shuffles Stack briefly
Vol. 3 No. 4 161
Peter Alexis 4th Dimensional Silks also "A problem In Textures", two silks and two rings unlink
Related to
  • p. 165 for name conflict
Vol. 3 No. 4 162
Karl Fulves ESP + Math ESP cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards, see also p. 728 for comment, p. 840 for comment by Jerry Fulton
Related toVariations Vol. 3 No. 4 162
Theodore Annemann A Slate Secret peek mirror
Related to Vol. 3 No. 5 163
L. Vosburgh Lyons Triphecy II see also Phoenix p. 607 for Lyons' other method
Related to Vol. 3 No. 5 163
Karl Fulves Babel television exposure, hypnotism, Bob Hummer wants to correspond
Vol. 3 No. 5 164
Don Nielson Rising Cards probably not serious
Vol. 3 No. 5 164
Bob Bergheim, Harry Lorayne, Robert Ellenwold Etcetera with Lorayne tirade
Vol. 3 No. 5 166
Bob Bergheim Coin Displacement Puzzle
Related to Vol. 3 No. 5 166
Jules Lenier Psychometric Detective four people, rough smooth edges of torn paper to code
Also published here Vol. 3 No. 5 167
Ralph Gironda, Karl Fulves Notes from Underground two billets/spectators, see p. 241 for further reference
Vol. 3 No. 5 167
Karl Fulves New Approach Center Tear billet folded into second paper
Vol. 3 No. 5 168
Al Flosso Coney Island Cut Force stabbing with knife
Vol. 3 No. 5 168
Tony Cole One-Armed Bandit presentation for production cabinet, see also p. 213 for Ken Kany idea
Vol. 3 No. 6 169
John Agra Curious Coin spectator marks spot on map of room, coin vanishes and reappears there
Vol. 3 No. 6 169
Karl Fulves Babel Fred Lowe coin tricks
Vol. 3 No. 6 170
Unknown Sword Reversal as told by Dunninger, no method
Vol. 3 No. 6 170
Bruce Elliott Center Tear Gag for magicians
Vol. 3 No. 6 170
Bob Bergheim Coin Puzzle solution
Related to Vol. 3 No. 6 170
Roy Walton, Karl Fulves Influential Pairs two decks dealt in several piles, red black separated
Related toVariationsAlso published here Vol. 3 No. 6 171
Lin Searles, George Blake, Robert Eagle, George Jarvis Etcetera
Vol. 3 No. 6 172
Ned Rutledge Ho-Ho-Hole Card card suddenly has a hole, stud poker presentation
Inspired by Vol. 3 No. 6 173
Dan Tong Cup & Three Balls three phase routine, see p. 200 for reference
Related to Vol. 3 No. 6 174
George Blake Match Up climax for match puzzle in which matches are in both fists head up and down
Inspired by
  • item in Magigram, Nov/Dec 1967
Vol. 3 No. 6 174
Jack Avis "Wandman" Transpo card moves from one position in deck to another, by throwing dice, using Walter Wandman dice box
Vol. 3 No. 7 175
Jack Avis, Larry Jennings To Lie Or Tell The Truth see also p. 840 for idea by Cushing Strout
Related to
  • p. 179 for further references
VariationsAlso published here
Vol. 3 No. 7 175
Karl Fulves Babel Willard's thumb tie presentation, coding with dog whistle over telephone (see also p. 68), ectoplasm
Vol. 3 No. 7 176
Jack Avis All Fair Mygratory Coins four coins & three cards
Also published here Vol. 3 No. 7 177
Jack Avis Check Cop Move coin steal
Vol. 3 No. 7 177
Jack Avis Tip & Load Move
Vol. 3 No. 7 177
Jack Avis Hidden Power card selected via Automatic Placement procedure moves to named number
Variations Vol. 3 No. 7 177
Roy Walton, Charles Hudson Etcetera
Vol. 3 No. 7 178
Roy Walton Checkers card version with two decks
Inspired by Vol. 3 No. 7 178
Karl Fulves, Charles Hudson ESP + Math non ESP-version, cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Vol. 3 No. 7 178
George McLean A Slate Secret peek mirror on watch face, non-mirror method
Related to Vol. 3 No. 7 178
Dr. Taub Three Jacks Revamped see p. 200 for further credits
Inspired by Vol. 3 No. 7 179
Jack Avis An Ace Locator Aces distributed as key cards
Related to
  • p. 179 for further references
Vol. 3 No. 7 180
Robert E. Neale The Hanging rope noose tightens only on spectator that is playing the role of being guilty (determined by choosing cards), see p. 206 for idea by John Hudak
Related to Vol. 3 No. 8 181
Karl Fulves Babel Bruce Cervon at the Castle, weird Poker Problem, James Randi and his broken back
Vol. 3 No. 8 182
Alan Brown Restless Spirit coin wrapped in paper, also silver amulet, hank on top, after animation sequence both items in one paper, see p. 206 for idea by Jules Lenier
Vol. 3 No. 8 182
James G. Thompson Jr. Cards & Pellets "A Treatise" - Some Basic Moves
Vol. 3 No. 8 183
Unknown Basic Move 1 poke key card placement
Vol. 3 No. 8 183
Unknown Basic Move 2 pretense to glimpse selection next to key card
Vol. 3 No. 8 183
Ellis Stanyon Basic Move 3 shuffling a stacked deck, credit information
Related to
  • Stanyon's "Magic", Vol. 13 No. 10, July 1912
Vol. 3 No. 8 183
Unknown Basic Move 4
Vol. 3 No. 8 183
James G. Thompson Jr. Some History on Cards & Pellets effects, starting in 1920
Related to
  • reference by F. I. Geohegan on p. 230
Vol. 3 No. 8 184
James G. Thompson Jr. Some Analysis