57 entries in Light & Fire / Light Bulb
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Theodore Annemann Water to Light Bulb "Thoughts in General"
1935 The Jinx (Issue 12) 58
Robert Parrish The Flying Light Bulb bulb from lamp vanished, reappears lighted
1937 You'd be Surprised 59
Eddie Clever A Variation by Eddie Clever traveling light bulb
1937 You'd be Surprised 60
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Cigarette in Electric Light Bulb bulb lights in hand, vanished cigarette appears inside
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 18
William Taylor Puzzle Lamps circuit of four light bulbs
1939 The Jinx (Issue 58) 421
Gordon R. McKenney Silk Gone Mad handkerchief to egg combined with handkerchief to light bulb
1940 The Jinx (Issue 122) 713
Howard Warringer The Flashing Fetish flashlight lights on it's own, also when batteries are removed, answers questions
Inspired by
  • "The Flashing Fetish" in "Genii" March, 1938. P. 232.
Mar. 1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 9) 1
Herman L. Weber Namreh's "Electrick" handkerchief and bill are shot into a light bulb, apparatus
1945 My Best 337
King Stevenson Card on Light Bulb electric light bulb, cards are sprung against the light bulb and the silhouette of the card appears on it
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 107) 432
Billy McComb Assorted Gaglets of the William Brand gags with, thimbles, a mouse trap, a spring snake, with ropes, hair, light bulbs, coffee beans, diminishing cards, cracking a spectator's arm, dead rat
Variations 1947 The First Book of William 37
U. F. Grant, Winston Freer The Effect of Freer's Challenge Lite Bulb recount of Winston Freer's floating light bulb, method posed as a challenge to readers
Oct. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 3
Don Tanner Another Impossible Card Flight light bulb shown empty, wrapped in handkerchief and given to spectator, card travels inside
Mar. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 5 & 6) 13
Felix Korim Silk to Light Bulb
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 4
George F. Wright The Wright Silk in Lite Bulb
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 11
Felix Korim Flame from Candle to Bulb flame carried from candle to light bulb
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 14
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)
Karrell Fox Light's Out card to lightbulb, missing corner matches
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 18
Edwin Leist-Bernini, Gaston "Gasbor" Borgeaud Die elektrische Glühbirne on the invention of the electric light bulb
1958 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 5) 739
Edwin Leist-Bernini Eine unmögliche Möglichkeit light bulb lights up when placed inside mouth, eating candle
Also published here
  • in "Magie" 1938
1958 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 5) 740
Idea for Ring on Wand gag, light bulb appearance under handkerchief as climax
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 360) 270
Dr. William Weyeneth Die rote Birne red light bulb, red writing is invisible, some ideas
1961 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 22 No. 6) 126
Jochen Zmeck Tips - Tricks Anregungen various brief ideas
  • Wasser marsch!
  • Papierzerreissen
  • Glühlampe und Karte
  • Match to Flower
  • Tuchgag
  • Eierbeutel
  • Lichtetui
Also published here
  • in "Methodische Reihe der Zauberkunst"
1965 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 26 No. 2) 22
Billy McComb Light Humour light bulb, painted half black
1972 McComb's Magic — 25 Years Wiser 136
Karl Fulves Something Bright "Problems", green light bulb in handkerchief lights and turns red when held over selected card, posed as problem, see p. 874 for credit information
Nov. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 820
Michael Ammar Signed Bill in Lightbulb
Also published here 1980 The Command Performance — Premier Issue 21
Ken De Courcy The Electrified Passing Cards both spectators hold a rope with light bulb in center that lights up as a card passes
1980 Cards in Cabaret 28
Al Mann The Ghost Bullet gimmick for shattering glasses or light bulps
1981 The Shattered Chalice 9
Michael Ammar Signed Bill in Light Bulb
Also published here 1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 193
Jim Steinmeyer Neon girl penetrates barrier of lit neon light tubes
1991 Device and Illusion 21
Vanni Bossi The Ring into the Light Bulb
Also published here 1992 Vanni Bossi NEW Lecture Notes 20
Scotty York The Scotty York Light Bulb - History and Development of the Bulb
1993 For Your Eyes Only 91
Scotty York Construction Details for the Original Scotty York Light Bulb
1993 For Your Eyes Only 96
Scotty York Assembly, Testing, and Adjustment of the Scotty York Light Bulb
1993 For Your Eyes Only 103
Scotty York The Scotty York Handling & Presentation of the Light Bulb bulb in handkerchief, different packets on table, location of selection with bulb
Related to 1993 For Your Eyes Only 109
Fred Kaps The Fred Kaps' Handling of the Scotty York Lamp
1993 For Your Eyes Only 116
Vanni Bossi The Ring in Light Bulb with gaff
Also published here Jan. 1993 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 8) 8
Alan Wakeling The Goldfish in the Light Bulb liquid vanishes from shaker, appears in light bulb with gold fish
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 86
Alan Wakeling The Bar Act
  • Opening: Flaming Wine and The Jumping Grasshopper
  • Drinks for the Audience
  • The Challenge of a Modern Bar Act
  • The Flaming Glass of Wine
  • The Grasshopper in the Light Bulb
  • The Series of Drinks
  • Variations on the Bar Act
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 181
Larry White The Necklace in the Light Bulb
Also published here
  • "The Necklace in the Light Bulb" in "MUM" April, 1991.
Dec. 1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 6) 11
Joseph Curcillo Time is of the Essence russian roulettes type using a hammer and five paper bags, four contain a light bulb and one a spectator's watch
1997 Syzygy (Vol. 4 No. 1) 265
Andrew Mayne Light Out light bulb vanishes from lamp and appears in shoe
Related to 1998 Mad Mojo 49
David Berglas Regulite spectator thinks of an object on the table, then he holds to wires from a lamp and choses a light bulb and when concentrates on his object, the lamp lights up, eventually the object vanishes from the table and is fount inside the light bulb
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 109
Jay Sankey Revival Make light bulb held at fingertips suddenly flash brightly
2003 Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Amazing Tricks) 30
Michel Huot D'Christmas Tree red light bulb, light plucked out (D'Light) and tossed back
VariationsAlso published here 2003 Seven By Michel Huot 16
Ted Lesley, Eckhard Böttcher Light Bulb Spectacular card and other objects travel inside light bulb, card, bill, liquid etc
2003 2003 U.S. Master Class Notes 15
Andrew Mayne Electric Lunch smashing light bulb in bag and apparently eating pieces
2003 Mayhem 16
Vanni Bossi Light Bulb ala Die Box light bulb travels, including how to make a light bulb shell
2007 Lecture Notes Las Vegas 2007 9
Michel Huot D'Christmas Tree red light bulb, light plucked out (D'Light) and tossed back
Also published here Dec. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 12) 39
David Acer Holiday Miracle tiny Christmas lightbulb flashes while child sings Christmas carol, then given out
Inspired byAlso published here Dec. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 12) 18
Jim Steinmeyer Toccata for Light Bulb & Paper Bag "The Ghost in the Machine"
turned-on light bulb on stand is seen through a glass box, vanishes and appears in a paper bag held by the performer, repeat, then paper bag vanishes and appears over bulb, then repeat with paper bag inside bulb
2009 Technique & Understanding 133
Tom Stone Light Bulb & Lampshade Idea
2010 Vortex 157
David Acer Holiday Miracle tiny Christmas lightbulb flashes while child sings Christmas carol, then given out
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 21
Karl Fulves Nite Lite "Unexplained"
light bulb smashed, pieces on fan, egg on fan until bulb is restored and lights up, posed as a problem
2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 679
John Gaughan The Silk Handkerchief in Light Bulb
  • The Chamber of Secrets
May 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 5) 18
Robert Cassidy The Tavern Show act, exploding light bulb, eating glass and Q&A using a crystal ball
  • The Bag
  • The Method
2013 The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy — Volume 2: Fundamentals 227
Christian Scherer Die verschwindende Birne light bulb vanish, magic bandana presentation in german, double meaning of "Birne" (pear / light bulb)
2014 Schlaglichter 365
Kieron Johnson Light up the World blank cards with word "off" on them, spectator choses one and changes word to "on", card found with light bulb that lights over chosen card
2018 The Time Traveller 76