144 entries in Silk & Handkerchief / Animation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Eduard Hensel Des Malers Traum flowers drawn on frame, handkerchief put on top, it moves by itself and then real flowers are underneath
Related to June 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 11)
168
Fr. Maubach Das hypnotisierte Taschentuch knot in handkerchief, it becomes animated and dances between legs, thread
Nov. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 11)
174
Phantome Das auf freier Hand balancierende Tuch rolled up silk stands upright and collapses on command, thread
Dec. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 12)
189
Carl Willmann Das ungehorsame Taschentuch (borrowed) silk dances around on table, thread and assistant
Apr. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 4)
60
The Dancing Handkerchief thread
  • Parlour Method
  • Stage Method
Related to 1903 335
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli VII. Seltsam, seltsam, sonderbar!
  • 1. Das Loch im Taschentuch (hole is cut in handkerchief and restored)
  • 2. Das verschwindende Geldstück (coin disappears under glass, and appears again)
  • 3. Katalepsie eines Taschentuchs (Silk balances on corner)
  • 4. Das Taschentuch als Zuckerbäcker (candy production from silk)
1903 107
Al Baker The Self Unknotting Handkerchief thread, not fixed to body
Also published here 1933 38
Rex Slocombe The Knot in the Silk knot ties itself, thread
1937 62
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Untying Silk thread
1937 78
The Dancing Lady sight gag
1938 611
The Self Tying Silk thread
1938 612
The Rolling Golf Ball rolling itself up in a borrowed handkerchief, ungaffed objects
1938 837
Orville Wayne Meyer Satan's Silks 20th century silks (originated by Frank Ducrot) variation, then silks visually come together and tie themselves, thread
Jan. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 52)
364
George Delaney An Acrobatic Handkerchief impromptu dancing handkerchief
1940
The Jinx (Issue 88)
553
The Educated knot silk unties itself, thread
1941 376
The Invisible Hair napkin or handkerchief animates as if drawn by invisible hair
1941 17
Al Baker Spirits At Work thread, unknotting with short knot sequence
Also published here 1941 60
Johnny Albenice The Serpent Silk knot unties itself
1941 13
Johnny Albenice Visible Self-Tying Silk silk moves by itself and forms a knot
1941 15
Johnny Albenice The Naughty Knot knot unties itself while ends are held by performer
1941 16
The Dancing Handkerchief
1941 50
Edward Marlo Divining Hanky handkerchief finds card by bending its corner by itself to identify it
Also published here 1942 18
Hart Fisher Glorifying the Dancing Handkerchief with two handkerchiefs, routine without explanation
1944
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944)
13
Audley Walsh Lead in Your... handkerchief is balanced on finger in impossible ways, gimmick
Inspired by
  • Sid Fleishman's "Million Dollar Gimmick" and Thayer's "Kobra"
Jan. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 75)
306
Divining Hanky animated handkerchief nods above selection
1946
Early Marlo (Issue Marlo's Discoveries)
58
Hen Fetsch Spirit Bumps ghost in handkerchief with Pop Up Tie
Sep. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 112)
452
Dr. Aaron Weiss The Obedient Silk silk jumps through ring
Feb. 1946 195
Dr. Aaron Weiss A Silk Interlude silk with stripes, stripes turn directions, reel
July 1946 235
Joseph H. Fries Spooky Hanky handkerchief held in hand moves from side to side and replays to questions, without gimmicks
Aug. 1948 450
The Great Bohleno It Floats! silk hangs in mid-air using solid loop as proof
Feb. 1949 510
The Dancing Handkerchief "A Comedy Version"
June 1950 676
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Magnetisiertes Seidentuch silk sticks to hand, two methods
1953
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 3)
118
Yellowstone Tricky Tidbits ideas, gags and puns
  • Joy Buzzer
  • Flexible Glass
  • Bill in Cigarette
  • Sucker Silk Vanish
  • Coin in Egg
  • Dancing Hanky
  • Egg Bag Finish
  • Swallowing Wand Gag
  • Stamp Album
  • Diminishing Bills Finale
  • Torn and Restored Paper
  • Floating Bulb
  • Milk in Light Bulb
  • Handkerchief Frame
  • Hat Production
1954
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954)
Don Tanner Impromptu (?) Rigid Hank using steel ruler
1956
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956)
8
Bert Allerton Impromptu Handkerchief Routine
1958 44
Bert Allerton The Invisible Hair
Also published here 1958 46
Victor the Magician The Snoopy Silk silk jumps from hand to hand and inside breast pocket
1959
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959)
26
Das schwebende Tüchlein flying and dancing silk, with assistant
Also published here
  • "Quatro Asses"
1959
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 5)
861
Everett Lyda Impromptu Atomic Routine several tricks combined into a routine with atomic theme, Glorpy, Adam's Atomic Crystal Spot, break-away pencils
1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
40
Tony Cole Haunted Silk white silk clings to black silk, then moves up and behind black silk and vanishes, reel
July 1966 43
Tony Cole Haunted Silk II silk with knot clings to wall and unknots itself there, reel
July 1966 43
Dirk Van Brummer, Sam Hughes, Frank Garcia, Louis Tannen The Thing solid ghost appears under a handkerchief, makes noises and vanishes again
1967 154
Alan Alan A Tip From Alan Alan tip for the gimmick
1967 159
Ernesto "Ernest" Pracchia, Osmar "Mister Curdis" Moreno Fantsma apparently a ghost is trapped inside a folded handkerchief
Related to 1967 83
Eddie Joseph The Nuptial Knot serpent silk handling with reel
1969 143
Eddie Joseph My De-Luxe Routine and Handling of the Serpent Silk
1969 153
Eddie Joseph The Snake Sheds its Skin serpent silk with surprise duplication of silk
1969 156
The Jumping Handkerchief handkerchiefs stretched between hands, jumps to the side
1969 9
Bert Allerton The Invisible Hair
Also published here 1969 11
The Spirit Speaks handkerchief starts moving as divination method
1969 13
Roger Smith A Glorpy Routine two slates are numbered and covered with folded handkerchief, ghost appears under handkerchief and as image on slate
Aug. 1970
Necromancer (Vol. 1 No. 1)
5
Ed Thiele He Has It! handkerchief nods on the selection in tabled row, but it's not it, it's in the handkerchief instead, see also p. 410 for comment by Steve Holland, p. 420 for comment by Leslie May
Jan. 1971 396
Roy Johnson Hypno-Hank gag, handkerchief moves up and down, invisible hair presentation
1971 11
John Dowdell Pocket Seance ideas for Glorpy
1971
Magick (Issue 32)
158
Paul Swinford Serpentine Thoughts silk that ties itself, reel
1971 1
Pavel The Jumping Silk from hand to hand and back
1972 318
Sid Fleischman Haunted House Plus Two using Jap Box, moving silk
Related to 1972
Magick (Issue 61)
302
Edward Marlo Divining Hanky handkerchief finds card by bending its corner by itself to identify it
Also published here 1972 136
Dai Vernon Vernon's Spirit Hank Tip No. 57, tip for placement of thread attachment
1972 18
El Nudo Magnetico knot in handkerchief apparently moves with invisible hair
1973 59
Balancing a Handkerchief on the chin
1974 8
Patrick Page A Comedy Illusion invisible hair and handkerchief, gag
1974 29
Patrick Page A Comedy Interlude handkerchief floats up in hand
1974 58
Jan Torell The Pocketlift silk rises from breast pocket
1975 6
Philip T. Goldstein The Spirit Is Willing (to Write) spirit writing on signed business card, glorpy
Variations 1976 16
The Untying Silk thread
1976 190
Jim Ryan Almost Impromptu Solid Ghost Zombie without ball, impromptu
Also published here 1977 13
George Kemp The Force manifestation of the force / ghost under handkerchief, impromptu glorpy with spoon
1979
Magick (Issue 239)
1192
Ken Brooke Method for "The Untying Silk" self-untying knot
Also published here 1980 75
Steve Dusheck Waltzing Matilda small silk floats between hands, stretched spring attached to thumb
Also published here 1980 ca. 1
Steve Dusheck Waltzing Matilda small silk floats between hands, stretched spring attached to thumb
Also published here 1980 ca. 1
Dennis Draginis Horror House one side of a small Rubiks Cube solves itself under handkerchief, Glorpy
Aug. 1982
Magick (Issue 309)
1542
Al Bertini Al Bertini's Geistesblitze: Der Geist apparently a ghost is trapped inside a folded handkerchief
Also published here 1982
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 43 No. 2)
35
Paul Maurer Paul Maurer's Magische Intermezzi: Der "Tuchgeist" ghost under handkerchief
1983
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 44 No. 6)
182
Martin Gardner Jumping Hanky
1984 5
Keith Allen Impromptu Haunted Hank
1984 5
Jeff McBride Necktie Party tie is removed, knot un-does itself, vanishes, reappears around neck
1985 50
The Light Touch effects and gags with match, cigarette, silk that bounces back from floor
1985 21
Jean Hugard Tuchknoten & andere Spielereien collection of silk knot effects and flourishes, stretching silk
  • 1. Ein Tuch in die Länge ziehen
  • 2. Das nicht zu verknotende Tuch
  • 3. Ein beidhändiger Blitzknoten
  • 4. Zwei Blitzknoten
  • 5. Die Vereinigungs-Knoten
  • 6. Der Arm-Blitzknoten
  • 7. Ein einhändiger Blitzknoten
  • 8. Fliegende Knoten
  • 9. Einhand-Knoten mit zwei Tüchern
  • 10. Ein-Hand-End-Knoten
  • 11. Drei-Tücher-Blitzverknotung
  • 12. Doppel-Schleifen-Knoten
  • 13. Die verschwindenden Schleifen-Knoten
  • 14. Verschwindende Knoten
  • 15. Ein Tuch mit sieben Enden
  • 16. Zwei Knoten aus einem
  • 17. Ein magisches Auffädeln
  • 18. Tuch durch Bein
  • 19. Die Stanley Collins' Variante
  • 20. Das Schlagen eines Knotens ohne Loslassen der Enden
  • 21. Das sich selbst entkontende Tuch
  • 22. Ein nützlicher Knoten
  • 23. Das schwebende Tuch
  • 24. Das Heimkehrer-Tuch
  • 25. Das Herumwirbeln eines Tuches
  • 26. Ein Geschicklichkeits-Trick
July 1985
Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 3 & 4)
175
Meir Yedid Serpent Silk Switch animated silk, jumps from floor to hand into sleeve, to breast pocket etc.
1986 19
Karl Fulves Ghost in Silk bag formed with handkerchief, animation inside, posed as problem
1987 44
Patrick Page The Untying Handkerchief slowly untying
Also published here 1987 42
Patrick Page The Untying Knot with a Reel knot slowly untying in a handkerchief
Also published here 1987 44
David Britland Angel Ghost dancing handkerchief, elastic thread loop
  • Wakey Wakey
  • Hip Hop
1988 38
John Cornelius Impromptu Solid Ghost impromptu Glorpy
1988 12
A Glass of Helium No. 3, glass wrapped with silk, items that are pushed into glass jump out again, rubber band
Also published here 1988 9
Karl Fulves Glorpy No. 42, secret fork used to animate knife under handkerchief
1988 121
Karl Fulves Animation chapter intro
1988 161
Fatima No. 54, figure build from silk, its legs "dance"
1988 161
Patrick Page Das sich selbst entknotende Tuch slowly untying
Also published here Dec. 1988
Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 2)
58
Patrick Page Das Knotenlösen mit dem Ringzieher knot slowly untying in a handkerchief
Also published here Dec. 1988
Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 2)
59
Scotty York The Frog Trick card reveals itself underneath handkerchief with help of card folded into frog, glorpy
  • Additions (frog changes into caricature of performer)
  • Bonus Routine (two folded frogs produce baby frogs in the handkerchief)
Inspired byAlso published here 1988 3
Animation No. 7, six copper coins and one silver coin in handkerchief, silver coin apparently doesn't like that and the handkerchief shakes widely, at doorway edge, part of handkerchief behind door, gag
1989 9
Docc Hilford Funny As A Heart Attack date is divined, with glorpy
1990 20
Patrick Page Noody Handkerchief one corner of handkerchief knotted, it can nod and answer questions, with gimmick with spring
Also published here 1990 70
Mark Young The Invisible Hair handkerchief as rabbit puppet around hand, somewhat animated
Also published here 1991 12
Patrick Page Das nickende Taschentuch one corner of handkerchief knotted, it can nod and answer questions, with gimmick with spring
Also published here Nov. 1991
Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 3)
130
Dan Garrett The Invisible Hair handkerchief as rabbit puppet around hand, somewhat animated
Also published here 1992 12
Muneo Yokoi Jolly Spooks Handling for Haunted Handkerchief
1993 24
Scotty York Froggy Goes A'Courtin card reveals itself underneath handkerchief, glorpy, with card frog that changes into caricature card of performer
Related toAlso published here 1993 18
Tony Binarelli Voodoo X on selection appears on duplicate in second deck, also circle on face, involved voodoo doll and movement under handkerchief, glorpy
1993 157
Dennis Marks Assassination Seance JFK themed seance, name (Oswald) appears on handkerchief, message appears on card
Jan. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 7)
12
Jack Miller Knot Trick untieing, thread, very brief note
1994 1247
Steve Dusheck Gremlin glorpy alternative, jumping frog with flexible tube and squeeze bulb, air-pressure animated
1994 21
Eugene Burger The Visibly Turning Cards Rosini's Double Reverse with glorpy
Inspired byAlso published here 1994 23
Karrell Fox Peek-A-Boo silk from breast pocket vanishes in hand, reappears by slowly crawling out of breast pocket again
1995 142
Alan Nguyen Bender Ender spoon seems to move under cover of handkerchief, becomes bent
Inspired by 1995
Labyrinth (Issue 4)
16
Karl Fulves Night Moves card in center of tabled deck, covered with handkerchief, movement, card now on top
1997 26
Ted Lesley Origami-Telekinesis bill in envelope folds itself into origami figure, using Teleport-Envelopes and Glorpy
Also published here 1997 25
John Hamilton Tuch und Ringzieher-Zauberei knot vanish handlings with reel
1997
Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 2)
70
Jim Ryan Almost Impromptu Solid Ghost apparently ghost appears and vanishes under handkerchief, toothpick
Also published here Sep./Oct. 1997
The Magic Menu (Vol. 8 No. 43)
500
Ted Lesley Origami - Telekinesis bill in envelope folds itself into origami figure, using Teleport-Envelopes and Glorpy
Also published here Apr. 1998
Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 10)
8
Ken Brooke Das sich selbst entknotende Tuch self-untying knot
Also published here 1998
Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 3)
118
James G. Thompson Jr. Glorpy presentation for glorpy
Also published here
  • Magic to Delight
1999
Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 3)
112
Rudolf Braunmüller Anmerkung comment on glorpy
1999
Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 3)
114
Eugene Burger The Visibly Turning Cards Rosini's Double Reverse with glorpy
Inspired byAlso published here 2000 219
Stewart James Silkscreen handkerchief levitates with a folded screen as a backdrop
Also published here Feb. 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 6)
57
Andrew Martin Coney Island Casper shape materialises underneath handkerchief on table, rubber thumb tip, glorpy
May 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 9)
76
Max Maven A Brief History Of "It" glorpy & co credit information
May 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 9)
78
Martin Gardner Impromptu Haunted Napkin
  • Martin Gardner's Corner
impromptu glorpy with fork
Sep. 2000
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 1)
74
John Cornelius Impromptu Ghost Trap rubber tubing as glorpy alternative
2001 59
Kurt Weiss Ghost Detector red and white silk tied together, they untie by themselves, apple in paper bag transforms into two oranges, rubber apple
2001 204
Warren Stephens Silk Effect and Routine performer cannot tie a knot in a silk, then knot falls off, unties itself, silk penetrates wand
Sep. 2001
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 1)
120
Al Baker The Self-Unknotting Handkerchief thread, not fixed to body
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book)
96
Al Baker Spirits At Work thread, unknotting with short knot sequence
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
197
Tino, Oriol El Fantasma del Pañuelo design for Glorpy, ghost handkerchief
2003 317
David Acer Postcards from the Dead blank post card signed, name of later selection appears on it, with glorpy
Inspired by Dec. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 12)
92
Bob Read Hanky-Panky Interlude animated handkerchief routine
Apr. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 4)
77
Al Bertini Der Geist apparently a ghost is trapped inside a folded handkerchief
Related toAlso published here 2004 3
David Whitehead The Spirit Writes A Name spirit writing on signed business card, spectator's name, Glorpy
Inspired by 2004 54
Barrie Richardson Solid Ghost Revisited glorpy, ungaffed handkerchief
Inspired by
  • "The Solid Ghost" (Dik Van Brummer)
Also published here
  • Club 71, Mayday 1999
2005 61
Chris Wardle The Unquiet Dead card is put in a handkerchief, it moves (glorpy), message appears on card with name and position of selection
2006 24
Stewart James Silkscreen (1991) Handkerchief levitates with a folded screen as a backdrop
Also published here 2007 59
Lynetta Welch Ghostly Pocket Hank glorpy handling, improved gimmick
Jan. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 1)
48
Patrick Page The Nobody Handkerchief gimmick for dancing handkerchief, in the hands
2011 254
Patrick Page Home James handkerchief jumps up back in outer breast pocket
2011 292
Patrick Page Hanky Panky 1 silk jumps in box
2011 298
Patrick Page Hanky Panky 2 silk jumps around
2011 298
Invisible Hair napkin or handkerchief animates as if drawn by invisible hair
2011 50
Chuck Meyer Growing Penny odd transposition of two coins, then coin grows, glorpy
2012 168
Mike Caveney Snake Charmin strip of toilet paper levitates à la dancing handkerchief
  • Stripping Thread
  • Thread Management
  • Animating the Snake
  • Cleaning Up the Thread
  • Making Thread Invisible
  • Broken Thread
2013 314
Alexander de Cova Marconick Silk Trio silk flies visibly between two other silks, visual twentieth century silk
Inspired by
  • "And Yet Another Twentieth Century" (Marconick)
2016 76
Johnny Thompson Unprepared Serpentine Silk knot vanishes with a snap
Inspired by
  • an item from Keith Clark
2018 233
Max Malini The Dancing Handkerchief thread between knees, method guess for 1895 newspaper article
Related to 2022 212