71 entries in Cigarette & Cigar / Animation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Professor Hoffmann The Animated Cigar cigar stands on top of hat and dances around
1890 303
Der magnetisierte Bleistift pencil lies off-balanced on fingers and erects, needle comes out of one end, also with wire in cigarette
Dec. 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 12)
Carl Willmann Das Balancieren einer Cigarre borrowed cigar balanced on borrowed hat, using gimmick
June 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 6)
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli IX. Colorado y maduro
  • 1. Metamorphose (cigarette changes to cigar)
  • 2. Ein Gleichgewichtsproblem (cigar is balanced on plate)
  • 3. Transformation (silk production from smoke of a match)
  • 4. Der gläserne Rauchfang (smoke appears in glass covered with silk)
1903 120
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Gil d'or magique cigarette penetrates hand and then it moves inside a covered glass
1927 27
Oswald Rae Cigarette Balancing three cigarettes are balanced on each other
1928 22
Edward Victor The Magnetic Cigar cigar clings to hands
1937 80
The Cigarette Rising from a Packet and floating into hand, thread
1937 26
Glenn G. Gravatt The Cigarette Rising from a Package
1938 745
Another Method impromptu method for cigarette rising from a package
1938 747
A Cigarette Rising from a Bottle
1938 747
With Three Borrowed Cigars rolling on their own, thread
1938 764
Martin Gardner Cigarette vs Beer lit cigarette is balanced on bottle and moves up and down within, thread
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38)
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Dr. Ervin's Psychic Cigarette cigarette rolls towards performer on table
Dec. 1938
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Magnetized Plate cigarette moves on plate
July 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 1)
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Bombay Propaganda inverted match thru fist with cigarette
Mar. 1940
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 9)
7 kleine Tricks am Tisch
  • bet with matches
  • balancing a pencil
  • balancing three coins
  • balancing a glass on the table
  • coin penetrates filled beer glass and tabletop
  • magnetized cigarette
  • balancing a pencil, different method
Sep. 1942
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 9)
Cardini Floating Cigarette thread, cigarette floats into clear tube
1942/27 154
Herb Runge Wholly Smokes! routine with cigarette and match, glass of wine appears and disappears under a handkerchief, bill to cigarette
Sep. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 70)
Art Lyle The Rise and Fall of Paul Mall rising cigarette from packet
1945 253
Dr. Aaron Weiss Rolling a Cigarette with a comb, cigarette rolls on table
Jan. 1945 97
Royal H. Brin, Jr. The Rising Cigar cigar stands up on palm of hand, ungaffed
Dec. 1945 174
Charles-Emile "Prof. Rex" Sauty, Dr. William Weyeneth Fluidum coins and cigarette cling to deck of cards, followed by french translation "Fluide"
Mar. 1945 5
George F. Wright Restless Cigarettes cigarette routine, rises from pack, continuous production, vanish and production
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948)
Franklin M. Chapman The Rising Cigarette from pack
July 1948 442
Bill Simon Smoke Screen cigarette rolls on table by itself, torn into thirds, travel through table, restored
1949 23
Rising Cigar Wrapper
1949 19
Jumping and Rising Cigarette from cigarette packet
1949 27
George Schindler Lights Out lit cigarette goes out
Also published here Feb. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 196)
Fay Smith Cigarette Routine secretly loading three cigarettes from box into hand, raising cigarette as cover
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952)
John Murray Wired cigarette balanced on thumb
Oct. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 266)
Howard Brooks Trickles from the Babbling Brooks
  • crystal ball joke
  • joke on jumping cigarette
May 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 307)
Eddie Joseph The Invisible Influence several animation effects using a shimmed cigarette and a matchbox with magnet, lifting matchbox with knife and letting it fall on command
1959 8
Eddie Joseph Penetrating and Rising Lit Cigarette cigarette penetrates handkerchief and then rises up
1959 12
Val Andrews Acrobatic Cigar animated ciagr
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
Val Andrews Cigar Rises Out of Tube
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
Max Malini Levitation cigars, pencil and knife stick to fingers / hand
Related toVariations 1962 23
Nate Leipzig Levitation of a Cigar or Cigarette cigar stands up on the hand
1963 146
Glenn G. Gravatt, Horace E. Bennett Rising Cigarette from packet
1968 9
Jimmy Williamson How To Quit using Ireland's How to Quit Smoking
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
Charlie Miller Cigarette Pack Magic cigarette floats from pack
Variations 1970
Magick (Issue 10)
The Electro-Static Cigarette improvement of blowing thing
Related to 1972 173
Charlie Miller Puff of Smoke! torn and restored cigarette paper, animated / floating cigarette filter
Magick (Issue 44)
Karl Norman Smoker's Interludes: I. Magnetic Matches cigarette clings to matchbook
1973 50
Juan Tamariz Los Cigarrillos Magnetizados three phases, cigarette rolls over table apparently magnetized to a pencil, different directions
1975 93
Fred Robinson, Ken Brooke, Vic Allen Where There's Smoke cigarette rolls over the table and can be bend without breaking it
Oct. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 2)
Fred Robinson, Jan Heins Where There's Smoke
  • cigarette rolls over the table and back, version where it rolls to on side.
  • light a match with a cigarette and smoke it (Jan Heins)
  • cigarette is smoked through without any ash falling off
Nov. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 3)
Bengt Nilsson, Allan Lambie Everything Happens to Ken Miller routine with cigarettes and money
(1) Brand-Changing Cigarette Packet
(2) Rising Cigarette
(3) Cigarette Packet to Banknote (Allan Lambie)
(4) Banknote to Matches
(5) Coin from Banknote
1977 15
Fred Robinson, Borra, Patrick Page Where There's Smoke description of smoke ring feats by Borra, anti-gravity cigarette (Patrick Page)
Mar. 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 7)
George Schindler The Darkroom Séance No. 64, lit cigarette goes out
Also published here 1979 108
Die Magnet-Daumenspitze magnetic thumb tip
  • cigarette clings to hand
  • card rises from deck
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Ali Bongo Revolving Card Fan / Revolving Anything cards, bill, pack of cigarettes revolve on palm-up hands
1983 11
Paul Maurer Paul Maurer's Magische Intermezzi: Gummimilch on using rubber cement, cut and restored rope, balancing cigarettes
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 44 No. 5)
Leo Kostka Dark Rising cigarette stands up on palm
Mar. 1984
Magick (Issue 329)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Spirits Within cigarette moves on table, rolls away from performer, classic method
Jan. 1987
Magick (Issue 383)
Pat Conway Pipe Dream cigarette travels to pocket, rises out of fist, manipulative sequences, changes into pipe
1987 121
Gary Kurtz Smoker routine with cigarettes and a lighter, cigarette rises from pack, lighter appears and changes into squirting lighter, finally lit cigarette turns into chewing gum
Also published here 1988 5
Gary Kurtz Maybe I Won't Smoke After All "comedy of errors", routine with cigarettes and a lighter, cigarette rises from pack, lighter appears and changes into squirting lighter, finally lit cigarette turns into chewing gum
Also published here 1988 20
Shiv Duggal The Angel of Death cigarette rises out of cigarette pack, elastic thread loop
1988 32
Tony Cachadiña Cigarrette without Gravity cigarette levitates in bottle
1991 2
Gary Kurtz Smoker routine with cigarettes and a lighter, cigarette rises from pack, lighter appears and changes into squirting lighter, finally lit cigarette turns into chewing gum
Also published here Feb. 1992
Profile (Issue 6)
John Scarne Suspense multi-phase cigar routine
  • cigar clings to hand, finger and hidden stick method
  • four cigars cling to hand, ungaffed
  • they are released in requested order
Related to 1995
Underworld (Issue 1)
Cigar Levitation cigar clings to hand, reprinted from reference
Also published here
  • Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic, Martin Gardner
Underworld (Issue 1)
Karl Fulves Suspense comment on a possible routining with "Mystery B. C.", mention of clinging Aces to finger
Related to 1995 6
Jon LeClair Cigarette Follies cigarette moves on table
1997 113
David Ben The Levitation of a Cigar cigar clings to hand
Inspired byRelated to Oct. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10)
G Chi (念) Cigarette balanced on the box, magically moves, spins, and falls off
2014 4
G Chi 2 (气2) Make cigarette fly up from table on command
2015 7
Daniel Garcia Stir Crazy stir stick (or toothpick, cigarette, ...) spins and flies off glass
Also published here 2018 26
Max Malini, Steve Cohen Magnetic Fingertips - Cigars & Knives discussion of Malini's performances and various possible methods, cigar or knife cling to finger tips
  • 1. Adhesive Applied to the Fingertips
  • 2. Standard Lift Grip
  • 3. A Clip-On Attachment
  • The Malini Routine
Related to 2022 327
Daniel Garcia Stir Crazy stir stick (or toothpick, cigarette, ...) spins and flies off glass
Also published here 2022 38