624 entries in Articles / Anecdotes
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Henri Decremps Orgue Jouant de lui-même, Serpens Artificiels 'Oiseaux Méchaniques' Automates Joueurs d'échecs on different automatons, the collection of Van Estin, an organ, snake, singing birds and the chess player
1784 69
Henri Decremps Automate Jouant de la Flûte au Commandement, Quoique Bien Isolé, au Milieu d'un Jardin; Nouvelles Tables Sur lesquelles on Fait Mouvoir des Machines à Volonté, Sans Bascules, Sans Fil d'archal & Sans Aimant. musical automaton by Van Estin, playing the flute and instruments, mechanism of moving a table
1784 82
The Visible Invisible writing is washed from mirror and appears again on it, breathing glass, anecdote of a a magician who performed the routine and got caught by the audience, on originality
1784 26
Philip Breslaw The learned little Swan, One of Mr. Breslaw's Grand Deceptions automaton swan swims in a bowl with letters of alphabet on the rim, spelling a name or swims to named letter, on magnets and anecdote of Breslaw being heckled by Francis Blake Delaval
Related to 1784 33
Henri Decremps Affiche singuliere d'un Faiseur de Tours, où l'on trouve une premiere esquisse des différentes branches de la Jonglerie. "Un homme peut se faire enchaîner de plusieurs maniers, & se détacher adroitement sans rien briser & sans employer les moyens qui paroissent le plus nécessaires" (title continued) in the process of telling the story how the author and Mr. went to see a performer called Pilferer, two methods of escapes are explained, the performer has two rings attached to his trousers which are secured with a rope which is attached to a pillar with a lock
1785 1
Henri Decremps Deux moyens différens, l'un ancien, l'autre nouveau, de le faire lier les pouces, & de se délier en un instant. "Métamorphose d'un verre en morceaux de papier. Réflexions sur les fausses théories. Prétention absurde. Preuve captieuse de cette prétention." (title continued) more tricks by Pilferer, two methods for thumb tie and a glass is thrown into the air where it changes into confetti / pieces of cards, seated, thoughts about vanishing an object by throwing it into the air and the advantages of using confetti
1785 18
Henri Decremps Prodige arrivé sur la côte d'Afrique, chez un Peuple demi-sauvage. adventure story of an island and of Helioson who could bring the water of a river back
1785 108
Henri Decremps Chapitre premier We find there the marvelous operations of a diviner / witch
1786 12
Henri Decremps Avis intéressant monte type game using four cards and the glide
1786 185
Disparition d'une petite figure de bois Disappearance of a small wooden figure
1786 246
Moyen de se donner de grands coups de tête contre une cloison sans se faire de mal A way to kick your head against a wall without hurting yourself
1786 260
Imiter le Chant du Rossignol Imitate the Nightingale's Song
1786 264
Allumer une étoupe avec le bout du doigt Light a tow with the tip of your finger
1786 269
Henri Decremps L'Art de faire des chansons impromptu The Art of Making Impromptu Songs
1786 275
Henri Decremps Divers exemples de mémoire artificielle Various examples of artificial memory
1786 314
Carl Willmann Verschiedenes on death of Kratky-Baschik
Feb. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 2)
31
Carl Willmann Die Zauber-Ohrfeige "Verschiedenes", anecdote about Herr Piringer and a slap in the face
May 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 5)
79
Camill Bihler Des Magier's Rache "Magician's Revenche"
June 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 6)
95
Carl Willmann Eine unerwartete Wendung Abu Selim anecdote
July 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 7)
111
Carl Willmann Wie Bosco berühmt wurde about Bosco
July 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 7)
112
Camill Bihler Anekdoten aus dem Künstlerleben
Aug. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 8)
127
Carl Willmann Die Glocke von Notre-Dame Robert-Houdin anecdote
Sep. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 9)
143
Carl Willmann Der schlagfertige Zauberer Ludwig Döbler anecdote
Sep. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 9)
143
Carl Willmann Wie ein Zauberer sich zu helfen weiss anecdote from 1861
Dec. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 12)
191
Carl Willmann Eine unfreiwillige Reklame
Apr. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 4)
62
Carl Willmann Das Salzbannen person cannot stand up from chair, gag, anecdote
June 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6)
95
Carl Willmann Döbler Anecdote
Aug. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8)
127
Carl Willmann Verschiedenes on Bellachini
Sep. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 9)
143
Carl Willmann Verschiedenes on Bosco, Döbler
Oct. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 10)
159
Carl Willmann Verschiedenes anecdote about David Tobias Bamberg, Okito
June 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 6)
95
Carl Willmann Verschiedenes Prof. C. Herrmann from Vienna, magic in Brazil, Dr. Costa Brito, old playing cards and history of playing cards, cheated magic dealer anecdote
Oct. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10)
159
Carl Willmann Der gefoppte Bauer
Dec. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 12)
189
Alexander Herrmann Czar Nicholas II. Anecdote anecdote about tearing deck in half
1909 25
Newspaper Clippings on Howard Thurston
May 1936
The Jinx (Issue 20)
112
Edwin Leist-Bernini Kassner in Bern on Alois Kassner performing in the Corso theatre in Berne and meeting him afterwards, Dr. Münch, Oscarelli, Hans-Paul Wipf, Paul Schwab
1940
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 2 No. 1)
28
Adolph Kämpfer Bartholomeo Boscos verratener Trick. on Bosco and his broken and restored watch trick, written as Adolphe Lagos
1941
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 1)
5
Marseno Marseno berichtet "über verrückte Momente beim Zaubern", anecdotes
1941
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 2&3)
3
K. L. Baur Erlebnisse mit Simsalabim on a performance in a shop to buy oranges
Also published here
  • "Magie"
1941
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 2&3)
5
Kermann Une petite histoire anecdote of Mr. Demont the president of L'Amicale Robert-Houdin de St.Etienne
July 1941
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 7)
3
Foscola Die "zersägte" Dame klagt 25'000 Dollar für den Schrecken anecdote of american magician getting sued because of performing sawing a lady in half
Mar. 1941 7
Phoenix Jr. (reviewer) The Blackstone Show by Harry Blackstone Feb. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 2)
6
Walter B. Gibson The Back Room on Carl Brema's shop
Apr. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 6)
24
Walter B. Gibson Blackstone Anecdote
May 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 9)
36
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Keith Clark, Al Flosso, George Krage, a coin trick, a card rising gag by Henry Gordien and a joke by Al Plough
July 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 13)
54
Dies war mein Trick anecdotes told by Stanley Jaks
Mar. 1942
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 3)
4
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dante selling his show, a Blackstone anecdote, Jay Marshall, J. A. Melrose, Russ Swann, Jack Marshall, Captain Harry Baker
Sep. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 43)
179
Alfred "Agys" Gysler Die Weiber von Reywila anecdote of a fake head of Oscarelli, Oscar Rey
1943
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 5 No. 1)
4
Larry Arcuri Cut and Restored Necktie anecdote
July 1945 136
Jean Hugard Magic two anecdotes at club shows, Charlie Nagel
Mar. 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 10)
199
Zauberei in der Badehose anecdote of Marfini, in Lido Lucerne 1937
1947
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 9 No. 1)
10
Bruce Elliott Annemann Issue anecdotes of Ted Annemann
May 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 151)
605
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Roy Benson, Audley Walsh, Dr Stanley Jaks
July 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 156)
630
Milbourne Christopher Eye Flashes putting sequins on eyelids, Kellar, Leon Mandrake
July 1949 560
Milbourne Christopher Dunninger Dilemma anecdote of Dunninger
Dec. 1949 610
Unrehearsed Incidents anecdote of Culpitt performing the vanishing cane
May 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 12)
665
Hans Trunk on meeting Hans Trunk in Vienna
1950
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 11 No. 1)
5
Dr. Stanley Jaks Introduction on close-up magic, his book of mysteries, beautiful props appealing to women
Also published here 1951 1
Aus dem Bundeshaus on Marfini and Swiss president Kobelt
1951
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 12 No. 1&2)
4
Eine Anekdote on Fritz Kreisler
1951
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 12 No. 1&2)
9
Stanley Collins Owen Clark
Variations 1952 333
"Senator" Clarke Crandall The Sands of Time card on hour glass gag, including Crandall anecdote
1953
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953)
32
Olaf Gylleck Adventures in Vriesland anecdote
1953
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953)
43
Laurie Ireland With a Bunny in Austria anecdote about a smuggler / magician
1953
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953)
43
Laurie Ireland Our Frontispiece - Viggo Jahn
1953
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953)
44
Jay Marshall Dr. Jacob Daley 1897-1954 on the last day in the life of Dr. Daley
Mar. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 302)
5
Dr. Hale Rx cigarette production and story with Dr. Albert M. Wilson
Apr. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 304)
14
Jay Marshall Channing Pollock, magician on Pollock including review in newspaper
Apr. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 304)
15
Jay Marshall The Jinx on The Jinx and Theo Annemann
Oct. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 317)
71
Stewart Judah On Flesh Color and Handkerchief Ball Gimmick Malini anecdote, using brass ball
Nov. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 319)
83
Laurie Ireland Our Magician of the Yearbook - Billy Mc Comb on Billy McComb, pictures of Peter Warlock, Kalanag, June McComb, Elizabeth Warlock
1955
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955)
3
Roy Benson Al Baker Anecdote
1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 327)
117
Lebensretter on Engelberg Bütler saving the life of a boy
1955
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 6)
359
Tony Corinda Section Three: Modesty and Mentalism Mixed exceptional uses of nail writer, Henry Slade, Madam Dis Debar, Carl Franks, Keeler, Chung Ling Soo
1958 16
Meet Dr. Spencer Thornton on Spencer Thornton, John Shirley, Al Wheatley, Paul LePaul, Bill. Baird, Claude Keefe, T. Nelson Downs, Russ Walsh, Freddie Fah, with pictures
1959
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959)
59
Philip Reed Willmarth The Mystery at "1800" mysterious leaves appearing at Matt Schulien's restaurant windows
1959 126
Philip Reed Willmarth The Real Secrets of Matt Schulien
1959 145
Tony Corinda Radio Prediction anecdote working with David Berglas
1960 377
Tony Corinda Personal Column Advert Stunt prediction in newspaper, anecdote with David Berglas
1960 378
Maurice Fogel, Tony Corinda Fogel's Bullet Catching
1960 379
Tony Corinda The Haunted House exorcice a ghost, Maurice Fogel anecdote
1960 382
Hans "Severus" Ernst Eine Episode - Aus dem Leben von Dr. Stanley Jaks on the act "Jax and Jax" by Stanley Jaks
1960
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 21 No. 2)
925
Hans "Severus" Ernst Eine Episode - Aus dem Leben Kalanags anecdote of Kalanag, Alois Kassner and Marvelli
1960
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 21 No. 3)
948
Dr. William Weyeneth Kalanag & Gloria - Zum Valet ihrer Simsalabim-Show on Kalanag and Gloria's last show
1960
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 21 No. 4&5)
966
P. Howard Lyons Unlikely Occurrence Dept Charlie Miller and Ed Marlo anecdote
Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
15
Bruce Elliott Remembrance of (Magical) Things Past... on Fred Keating and his idea with the Vanishing Bird Cage, Mike Bornstein's production of a huge foulard, Keith Clark's ring through door, Houdini, Thurston, Richiardi Jr. & Sr.
1961
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961)
78
A Real Chinese Magician on Mr. Chu from Hong Kong, pictures of Chu and his shop
1961
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961)
81
Dr. Stanley Jaks Lektion in Magie on close-up magic, his book of mysteries, beautiful props appealing to women
Also published here 1961 10
Eine Magische Anekdote anecdote of Pellegrini
1961
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 22 No. 1)
20
Otto Stolina Die Zigarettenfabrik in der Gasmaskenbüchse anecdote, performing magic in war captivity
Also published here
  • in "Zauberbrille"
1961
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 22 No. 5)
117
P. Howard Lyons Alex Elmsley Anecdote
Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
20
Faucett Ross The Manuscript Story How the $20 manuscript was put together
1962 7
World's Unique Magic Bartender on Frank Everhart, with picture
1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
2
Lewis Ganson Malini, The Man
1962 9
Lewis Ganson, Faucett Ross, Dai Vernon Malini the Promoter
1962 81
Edwin Dearn Edwin Dearn's Letter letter on Malini to Lewis Ganson
1962 97
Plastic Bombe anecdote about magic props look like a bomb in suitcase
1962
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 23 No. 1)
161
Dr. William Weyeneth Reminiszenzen biographical notes, on Paini, Okito, Carmellini
1962
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 23 No. 5)
215
Hans Herrmann Fortuna spielt mit anecdote, shoe appears inside bread at a wedding
1962
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 23 No. 6)
240
Otto "Sasso" Lutz Reklame am falschen Ort anecdote of a show
1963
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 24 No. 3)
34
Heinz "Durox" Rüegg Magie contra höhere Gewalt anecdote of a show during holidays
1964
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 25 No. 4)
62
Rudolf "Rudelli" Fürrer Der Bumerang anecdote, stealing something from a pickpocket on stage
1964
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 25 No. 6)
94
Dr. Albert M. Wilson, Oliver Kendall, J. F. Rinn, Karl Fulves The Great Sex Detector Scandal reprinted from Sphinx
Dec. 1965 7
Paul Curry Chapter Thirteen: The Mind Reels Henry Green performing Out of this World for Winston Churchill
1965 237
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Ich erinnere mich humorous anecdotes of Alois Kassner and Toto
1965
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 26 No. 6)
88
Jay Marshall, Jack Gwynne Houdini and Ponzi Gwynne anecdote of the rooster called Ponzi Gwynne, pictures of correspondence from Houdini to Jack Gwynne
1966
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66)
9
Lewis Ganson The Presentation Of Close-Up Magic
  • approaching people
  • different group sizes
  • examination of objects
  • containers to store props
  • working surface
  • music ("Ganson's Personal Orchestra")
  • close-up effects
  • length of performance
  • practice
  • economy of movement
  • borrowing objects
1967 11
Magic Slept Here on the mattress in the Charlie Miller Suite
1968
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68)
35
Guy Jarrett A Taste of Jarrett! reprint of parts of Guy Jarrett's "Jarrett, Magic and Stage Craft" 1936 with annotations
1968
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68)
65
Dr. William Weyeneth Farah Diba on the visit of Farah Diba in Graf X's Lanterna Magica
1968
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 29 No. 3)
47
Dr. William Weyeneth Se non e vero e ben trovato!
1969
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 30 No. 2)
29
Arturo de Ascanio De la Obra comments about the book and some reviews about the tricks
1969 5
Dr. William Weyeneth Der Pillendreher als Drehorgeldreher on Brumoli
1970
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 31 No. 2)
35
Roger Jaquet Un anecdote anecdote of a performance by Pierre Liardon, Jean-Pierre Rahm and Gilbert Bovay, when they were children
1970
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 31 No. 4)
76
Karl Fulves Babel on Lu Brent, Al Flosso, Joseph Schmidt's artwork, Lionel King anecdote doing magic for drunks
Apr. 1971 414
Jean Garance, Claude Pahud Une anecdote raconté par Jean Garance anecdote of Okito, words in Chinese on prop
1971
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 32 No. 5)
96
Billy McComb William Reminisces
  • Not Worried!
  • Switch is Switch!
  • Ringing the Changes
  • "I've Heard That One Before"
  • Hazards! and Hostesses
  • William the Palmist!
  • Appearing Doves - and Vanishing Loops!
1972 127
Trevor H. Hall Introduction on Edward G. Brown
1973 1
Eric J. Dingwall Edward Brown and The Occult Committee
1973 21
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Leo Leipsiger, Nate Leipzig's brother, Si Stebbins
1973
Magick (Issue 82)
410
Ellison Poland Have A Life Saver anecdote about being handed round playing cards in impromptu situation
1973 12
Amedeo Vacca Sink or Swim how Vacca duplicated Frakson's cigarette act overnight with cigarette dummies
1974 95
Karl Fulves Babel Fulves lecture, Crandall, John Scarne anecdotes
Oct. 1974 810
Tieneblas Yellow Flowers ... and a Burro cold reading from information overheard earlier
1974
Magick (Issue 92)
458
Edi "Brumoli" Brum, Paul Maurer Uri Geller on Uri Geller performing at Brumoli's pharmacy, gag by Paul Maurer on duplicating Geller
1974
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 35 No. 4)
63
Scotty York Introduction on spending a week with Charlie Miller
1975 i
Faucett Ross A Bargain Anecdote about Arthur Buckley teaching Faucett Ross three card tricks for twenty bucks
1975 23
Faucett Ross Swapperino Story about T. Nelson Downs switching his dentures imperceptibly at the dinner table
1975 158
Faucett Ross Sleight of Hand Story about Faucett Ross accidentally exposing a prohibitionist Minister as an alcoholic on stage
1975 159
Faucett Ross Too Good? Story about how a spectator was genuinely convinced Faucett is able to link two solid metal rings together by magic, and hence lost a bet
1975 159
Faucett Ross Still Too Good Story about how a trick failed on stage because it was too good to be true for the spectator, too-perfect theory
1975 160
Faucett Ross Fees Stories about Faucett Ross and how much he receives / charges for his shows back in the day
1975 161
Faucett Ross Vernon's Luck Stories about how lucky Dai Vernon was about lots of things
1975 162
Faucett Ross The Show Story about Al Baker pretending to be Dai Vernon
1975 164
Faucett Ross The Episode of Vernon and the Long Sleep Story about Dai Vernon apparently sleeping for three days straight
1975 165
Faucett Ross The Manuscript Story about Dai Vernon trolling a young punk of a magician
1975 166
Faucett Ross Doc Nixon's Exposure Story about Doc Nixon accidentally exposing himself in the nude on stage
1975 167
Faucett Ross The Problem Anecdote about The Trick That Cannot Be Explained in a letter to Charlie Miller
1975 218
Francis Carlyle Bottom Facts on Doctor Drudell
1975 126
Francis Carlyle Pocket Money on Martin Sunshine
1975 126
Francis Carlyle Dunninger Anecdote
1975 126
Francis Carlyle Paul Rosini Anecdote
1975 128
Francis Carlyle More Tips and Bits
  • memory stunt linked to David Roth
  • Laurie Irelnd Charlier Pass Peek
  • Dunninger using prominent people
  • remembering serial number of bill
1975 129
Audley Walsh, Al Koran Magician's Nightmare description Koran Deck and some Koran anecdotes
1975 130
Francis Carlyle Father Blantz bit of business of Father Blantz, bar magic
1975 156
John Ramsay, Andrew Galloway The Cig Trick
Mar. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 7)
232
Captain F.W. Collins, John Ramsay, Bob Ostin Off the Handle
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 7)
234
Ken Hawes An Understanding on Andrew Galloway and John Ramsay
Mar. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 7)
236
Karl Fulves The Incident in Cuba Slydini anecdote
1976 9
Karl Fulves A Story from Baton Rouge, La. Slydini anecdote
1976 9
Al Mann Cagliostro (1743-95) episode on Cagliostro
1976 4
Al Mann Charles H. Foster (1838-88) anecdote of Foster
1976 4
Alan Kennaugh A Kaleidoscope of Talent "offbeat profile"
1976 4
Karl Fulves Book Tests Doomed on reading and spelling ability of population, with anecdote
1976
Interlocutor (Issue 11)
42
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles Short Story "Jo Sarles", anecdote about long repair of reel
1976
Interlocutor (Issue 14)
51
Peter Wilker Geschichte um kleine + grosse Zauberer on David Devant, T. Nelson Downs, Nate Leipzig, Dai Vernon, Baron Bodo von Münchhausen
1976
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 37 No. 2)
47
Edwin A. Dawes Secrets Of the Street Conjuror on Wilf Huggins
Oct. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 2)
476
Peter Wilker Geschichte der Magie - Karl Germain's "Reis und Wasser" on Karl Germain and other stories
  • Allerlei Missgeschicke. Die Idee eines Experten
  • Pech für Silent Mora
  • Pech für Howard Thurston
  • Stanley Jaks auf dem gewissen Örtchen
1977
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 38 No. 1)
15
Frank Garcia Flimflam on 5th Avenue Flips Fuzz
1978 101
Frank Garcia Piccadilly Ploy
1978 103
Fred Kaps, Richard Ross, Tonny Van Dommelen An Open Letter statement because of a false announcement concerning FISM Brussels 1979
July 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11)
599
Ross Bertram The Vanishing Props Or Twelve Silver Dollars vernon anecdote
1978 46
Ross Bertram A Nice Card Trick Vernon anecdote
1978 61
Ross Bertram In The Drink
1978 65
Ross Bertram The Wind-Up
1978 78
Ross Bertram Never Too Young center deal anecdote
1978 82
Ross Bertram True Dedication Charlie Miller anecdote
1978 89
Ross Bertram The Waterford Crystal Tumblers Charlie Miller anecdote
1978 89
Ross Bertram Fun with Goshman anecdote
1978 102
Ross Bertram The Ring in the Box
1978 114
Ross Bertram The New Oriental Act Sam Margules anecdote
1978 120
Ross Bertram Carlyle and Ross
1978 131
Ross Bertram Carlyle and Carlyle
1978 131
Ross Bertram The Chicken Story
1978 137
Ross Bertram Chapter Eight: Paul Fox
1978 138
Ross Bertram The Candy Bowl Dai Vernon, Larry Gray & Faucett Ross anecdote
1978 144
Ross Bertram The Downs Gimmick anecdote
1978 149
Ross Bertram Erdnase Illustrator
1978 161
Ross Bertram Good News! Vernon anecdote
1978 162
Ross Bertram Living Silhouettes Dai Vernon and Larry Gray cutting silhouettes
1978 162
Karl Fulves, Carmen D'Amico Panoramic Shift Anecdote how Ed Marlo "took" Jerry Andrus' sleight
Related to 1978
Interlocutor (Issue 20)
75
Gordon Hoener Merchants of Mysticism on psychic hustlers, faith healers, readers, Voodoo doctor
1978
Magick (Issue 201)
1005
Al Mann The Thirteen anecdote of New York City Magic Club "The Thirteen", members are Bob Haines, Charles Reynolds, Dennis Marks and others, in conjunction with Acidus Novus and The Azonic Force
1979 13
Karl Fulves Rumors rumor regarding John F. Mendoza's book, apparently spread by Richard Kaufman
1979
Interlocutor (Issue 30)
116
John Goodman Blockbusters gag story about "Tally Hogan"
1979
Interlocutor (Issue 40)
159
Bob Read Las Vegas Close-Up Seminar
Jan. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 1)
785
Andrew Galloway Unsuspected Extra a John Ramsay story
Mar. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 3)
817
Fred Robinson On Fred Kaps
Apr. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4)
830
Bob Read Brief on Hans Wittus Witt, Witt's street magic act
Sep. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 9)
909
Karl Fulves Kreskin's Lost $20,000 Challenge
1980 44
Karl Fulves Play Money magicians getting arrested
1980
Interlocutor (Issue 42)
166
Martin Gardner Introduction on Bob Hummer
Related to 1980 iii
"Senator" Clarke Crandall Crandall on Hummer on Bob Hummer
Also published here
  • "Crandall on Hummer" in "The New Tops" 6, 7 & 8 in 1964
1980 49
Ken De Courcy Chapter Ten - The Sorcerer's Apprentice on working with assistants
1980 34
Robert Cassidy "719" on Ken Weber, audience full of stooges
July 1980 2
Al Mann The Living Death Al Mann on how he ordered a Cobra for the Cobra act
1981 23
Thomas Alan Waters Scrypt on Billet Technique and Maurice Fogel
1981
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt)
153
Jim Ryan On Matt Schulein anecdote on Matt Schulien
1981 18
Al Mann, Joseph Dunninger Dunninger's Mind Warp anecdote of Dunninger convincing everybody not using a nail writer
1981 12
Al Mann In Memorium anecdote on Syd Bergson
1981 12
Richard Durham Richard Durham letter written by Bob Hummer to C. Verne, with lot of biographical details
1981 120
Bobby Bernard "On Being Fawkes" About Bobby Bernard's portrayal of Isaac Fawkes in performance
1982 74
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on Misdirection John Ramsay and Max Malini's misdirection skills
1982 112
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on "Conventions"
1982 116
John Ramsay Ramsay Reminiscences on Professor Morgan, Charlier, Old Malabar, Barnum, Magic Circle, Will Goldston, J. O'Neill Fisher, Charles Morrit, Horace Goldin, Chung Ling Soo, P. T. Selbit, Lewis Davenport, Dr. Byrd-Page, Walford Bodie, Allam Shaw, Nate Leipzig, Ernest Thorn, Max Sterling, Bob Gysel, Will Blyth, Dai Vernon, Max Holden, John Mulholland, Jack Salvin, G. W. Hunter, Edward G. Brown, Victor Farelli, The Flying Sorcerers, FISM 1950, Slydini, Francis Carlyle, FISM 1958, John Howe, Milbourne Christopher
1982 73
Juan Tamariz Frakson on José Frakson
1982 3
Geschichten um kleine und grosse Zauberer anecdotes of Jorge Cavaz, Pete Biro, Paul Rosini, Annemann, Frederick Barlow
1982
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 43 No. 1)
19
Peter Wilker Geschichten um kleine und grosse Zauberer on Moretti, Jesse Cortana, Trevor Revel, Houdini, Chung Ling Soo, Maurice Fogel
1982
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 43 No. 2)
52
Peter Wilker Geschichten um kleine und grosse Zauberer on Alexander Heimbürger, Friedrich Becker
1982
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 43 No. 3)
80
Peter Wilker Geschichten um kleine und grosse Zauberer on Billy O'Connor, Doug Henning, Dunninger, Harry Blackstone
1982
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 43 No. 6)
149
Ross Bertram Anecdotes
  • About Anecdotes
  • Let There be Light (Bulbs)
  • Marquis
  • Russell Swann
  • Manuel
  • Dai Vernon, Silent Mora and I - 1947-
  • From Faucett's Notebook
  • Believe It or Not or One For Ripley
  • On 'Second' Thought
  • Up Our Sleeves
  • An Historic Site
  • The Quite One
  • Getting Henry's Goat
  • Frakson
  • Frakson, Again
  • George Marquis
  • Early Vernon
  • The Sports Fan
  • Wasn't I Lucky!
  • And Now
1983 xvii
Ross Bertram Meet the Experts
1983 82
Ross Bertram Unconventional
1983 82
Ross Bertram The Magic Bug
1983 82
Ross Bertram The Coin Star anecdote
1983 83
Ross Bertram Shell Coins Downs anecdote
1983 83
Ross Bertram The Visitor Downs anecdote
1983 85
Charlie Miller Dark Eyes anecdote, Miller apparently heckled Kuda Bux during the blindfold act
July 1983
Magick (Issue 321)
1603
Jon Racherbaumer on Harry Green encounter with Marlo
1984 39
Eric C. Lewis About Martin
1985 11
Albert Goshman In The Beginning biography of Albert Goshman
1985 11
Walter B. Gibson Reflections in a Wizard's Eye - Part II memories of Annemann, Dunninger, Stebbins, Hellstroem, Zancig, Bert Reese, Claude Golden, Bob Sherman
  • The Mind Readers
  • Ted Annemann
  • Mentalism-Bashing
  • The Si Stebbins Act
  • Palace Movie House
  • The Bits and Pieces
  • Si Stebbins in Person
  • The Show That Never Was
Related to Nov. 1986
Magick (Issue 381)
1905
Terry Seabrooke It Started Like This... autobiographical chapter
1986 15
Terry Seabrooke What Do You Mean My Dressing Room Is A Nail! on various dressing rooms
1986 65
Elizabeth Wilson A Visit With Dai Vernon Biographical telling of Vernon's life with quotes and anecdotes highlighting the pertinent moments in is life (Elizabeth Wilson is Ron Wilson's wife)
1987 xi
Ron Wilson Ali Bey Story
1987 28
Ron Wilson Silent Act and Color Changing Silk performing the color changing silk on black and white TV
1987 30
Ron Wilson Muhammed Ali Story
1987 34
Ron Wilson Working in Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe performing for one person only
1987 49
Ron Wilson Surprise Guest Story on meeting Jonathan Winters at the party of Jacqueline Getty
1987 57
Ron Wilson On Cary Grant
1987 60
Ron Wilson Teaching Card Tricks to Lindsay Wagner and playing a part in "The Bionic Woman"
1987 77
Ron Wilson On Robert Lansing and Slydini, Mike Skinner, Dai Vernon
1987 85
Ron Wilson On Don Sutherland and performing the linking rings on a cruise ship
1987 88
Ron Wilson On Steve Freeman and Don Wayne
1987 96
Ron Wilson On Johnny Carson and Dick Cavett performing for them at the Castle
1987 108
Ron Wilson On being "Off Camera" working for the show "Search" with Hugh O'Brian
1987 110
Ron Wilson On Performing for Tom Snyder
1987 127
Ron Wilson On Slydini
1987 134
Ron Wilson On his First Show
1987 158
Ron Wilson On John Ramsay
1987 159
Karl Fulves Good Books Swapped magic books swapped with bibles by mistake
1988
Interlocutor (Issue 49)
216
Karl Fulves Scarne v. Hugard on the negative comments in reference, apparently inserted by Jean Hugard
Related to 1988
Interlocutor (Issue 51)
250
Karl Fulves Slydini Notes Slydini stories
1988
Interlocutor (Issue 52)
255
Ian Keable-Elliott Pssst! anecdote about Daryl performing for Marsha (David Williamson's wife)
Jan. 1988
Opus (Vol. 1 No. 5)
5
Simon Lovell Jazzing After Story Keith Fields helped Simon to do a deck / cigarette pack transposition
1989 131
Marvin Leventhal From the Labyrinth The Sands of Egypt and condoms
Dec. 1989
The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 4)
16
Arturo de Ascanio The Juan Tamariz Experience
1989/91 7
Marvin Leventhal From the Labyrinth anecdote by Neil Rozum
June 1990
The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 2)
16
Karl Fulves Bootleg Liquor Story corn syrup, gambling
1990
Swindle Sheet (Issue 3)
31
A Heavy Bet Phil Silvers story, "description by Jan Murray, as quoted by Milton Berle"
1990
Cheat Sheet (Issue 2)
9
A Poker Player's Education
Also published here
  • "Big Deal" (Anthony Holden)
1990
Cheat Sheet (Issue 5)
48
Stephen Minch Alex Elmsley: The Man and His Book
1991 iii
Will Ayling, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Moving Pip Card moving pip in conjunction with rising cards, anecdote of De Kolta's daughter manufacturing multi pip cards
1991 26
Harald Kurz P - Pannen on mishaps
1991 35
Canada Bill Story
Also published here
  • "Sucker's Progress" (Herbert Asbury)
1991
Cheat Sheet (Issue 8)
74
Karl Fulves Guys and Dolls stories about meeting gamblers
1991
Cheat Sheet (Issue 9)
83
René Lavand An Illusion
1991 17
Mark Brandyberry True Stories anecdote of performance
June 1991
Magic Man Examiner (Vol. 1 No. 2)
15
Steve Beam Leftovers on David Copperfield, Ed Marlo anecdotes, Richard's Almanac, 4F convention
1992 780
Arturo de Ascanio Jean Carles thoughts and anecdotes on Jean Carles
1992 22
Arturo de Ascanio Fred Kaps thoughts and anecdotes on Fred Kaps
1992 43
Dany Ray Los Ultimos Momentos de Fred Kaps on the passing of Fred Kaps
Also published here
  • Jean Merlin's & James Hodges' "Mad Magic" No. 31.
1992 45
Arturo de Ascanio El Fred Kaps que se Nos ha ido on Fred Kaps
Also published here
  • "Misdirection" 1980.
1992 47
Arturo de Ascanio David Bamberg (Fu Manchu) thoughts and anecdotes on David Bamberg
1992 71
Arturo de Ascanio Dany Ray thoughts and anecdotes on Dany Ray
1992 98
Arturo de Ascanio Richard Suey thoughts and anecdotes on Richard Suey
1992 116
Arturo de Ascanio Gran Espectaculo: Miscelanea de Curiosidades y Anécdotas on Fu Manchu, Maskelyne, de Kolta
1992 123
Larry Jennings Recollections of Dai Vernon Recorded by Stephen Minch
Oct. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 2)
24
Marvin Leventhal From the Labyrinth story of Mac King cutting his finger while doing a rope trick
Related to Mar. 1993
The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 1)
16
Marvin Leventhal From the Labyrinth story of Mac King cutting his finger while doing a rope trick, second part
Related to June 1993
The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 2)
12
Karl Fulves Dice story about John Scarne doing controlled dice shots
1993
Rigmarole (Issue 1)
2
Karl Fulves Interim Report on John Scarne, Pallbearers Review reprint, Larry Gray & Dai Vernon & Cardini backpalm anecdote
1993
Rigmarole (Issue 1)
11
Tony Slydini Water Leak paper on pencil used to catch drops of water from apparent leak in ceiling
1993
Rigmarole (Issue 5)
53
Karl Fulves Mugged recounting a meeting with Harvey Rosenthal and the waiter knew Ken Allen
Related to 1993
Verbatim (Issue 4)
25
Jay Weiler Roadside Service car tire inflates itself, at night with assistant
1993
Verbatim (Issue 6)
64
Philip T. Goldstein Quoth The Maven comments on various things, see references, with Frank Thomposon anecdote and his "Master Deck" demonstration
Related to 1993
Verbatim (Issue 8)
89
Ed Eckl Thoughts of Eddie Fechter and the Forks
1993 16
Rob Allen The Kitchen Table stories on the kitchen in the Forks Hotel and Eddie Fechter
  • Nonsense in the kitchen
  • Mindreading
  • Sandwich
1993 18
Rob Allen, Bill Okal, Ray Mertz Breakfast stories of Eddie Fechter
  • Going Out to Breakfast.
  • I'm Here!
  • Coffee's strong!
  • Coffee Refills.
  • When the Food Came.
  • Got to Go Now.
1993 20
Michael Skinner Two Tales of Eddie
  • The Carnival Dice Game
  • Paper Balls Over the Head
1993 22
Rob Allen, Bill Okal, Ron Fredrick Sight Bits and other Shtick gags Eddie Fechter used to do
  • Eddie's Imitations
  • Directions
  • Winter Wonder
  • Fuzzy Duck
1993 23
Harrison Carroll, Ron Fredrick, Rob Allen, Bill Okal Fechter Bits lines and bits by Eddie Fechter
1993 27
Bill Okal I Meet the "Guy Named Fechter"
1993 83
Bill Okal Outside the Forks on the Forks Hotel
1993 87
Bill Okal Eddie As Teacher
1993 89
Bill Okal The New Forks Begins
1993 92
Bill Okal The Forks Enters Twilight
1993 95
Bill Okal The Forks' Finale
1993 97
Bill Okal Fechter - The Bartender
1993 98
Bill Okal Fechter's Magic
1993 107
Jim Steinmeyer Winnemucca to Ciro's on an unusual gig of Alan Wakeling
1993 63
Billy Haake The Night Art Jackson Set His Fingers On Fire
  • Et-Cetera
July 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 11)
64
Jon Racherbaumer Last Lunch With Frank
  • Letters
on Frank Garcia
Sep. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 1)
11
Jay Weiler Reading Cold on Weiler's cold reading method
1994
Rigmarole (Issue 6)
72
Karl Fulves Interim Report on scripting and improvising, John Scarne producing a woman's library card, Howard Wurst, Slydini pickpocket anecdote
Related to 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 8)
95
Ted Lesley Danny Ray & Marcelle
1994 15
Ted Lesley Boris Bossi and Eschi
1994 79
Ted Lesley Dissertation on the Center Tear on the presentation of the center tear and billet reading, with several anecdotes
Related to 1994 93
Ted Lesley Raxon
1994 107
Ted Lesley Ralf and Inge Bialla
1994 147
Ted Lesley Alexander Adrion
1994 165
Ted Lesley Milo and Roger
1994 187
Ted Lesley Billy McComb
1994 221
Ted Lesley Marvyn and Carol Roy - "Mr. Electric"
1994 275
David Acer An Amusing (though disgusting) Anecdote
Sep./Oct. 1994
The Magic Menu (Vol. 5 No. 25)
278
Ronald Zollweg Memories of the Forks remembering Eddie Fechter and the Forks Hotel
1995 1115
Johnny "J.J." Johnston What Would You Do? anecdote, James Freedman, smearing the spectator's shirt with real instead of vanishing ink marker
June 1995
Opus (Vol. 5 No. 4)
7
Tony Corinda Is That a Fact? anecdote of Maurice Fogel doing the bullet catch
June 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 12)
11
William Murray Profile on Michael Skinner
1996 i
Jon Racherbaumer Wee Madness In Vegas meeting Jerry Sadowitz, quoting letter from Jon to Jerry
1996
Facsimile (Issue 4)
17
Karl Fulves But I Digress on Mike Skinner, Derek Dingle and Frank Garcia, Frank Garcia anecdote
Related to 1996
Underworld (Issue 3)
42
Karl Fulves But I Digress on influential magicians of an era, standard questions by laymen, Dunninger anecdote (from October 1944 Linking Ring)
1996
Underworld (Issue 4)
55
Ingo Der Nähnadel-Trick
  • ...dazu eine Kurzgeschichte
1996
Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 2)
73
Jon Racherbaumer Inside Out on a second-dealing monkey, Ed Marlo anecdote, 51 faces north
Jan. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 5)
65
Jon Racherbaumer Inside Out on gossip, Vernon/Tarbell/Crandall lecture anecdote
Oct. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
71
Jon Racherbaumer Inside Out "Driving Marlo" card anecdote
Nov. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 3)
65
Steve Beam Well In That Case, I'll Take Mine Black anecdote from a magic convention about political correctness regarding women in magic, LM
Related to 1997 1273
Al Mann Mind Your Poker thoughts on gambling and stories
  • Four-of-a-Kind by Design
  • House Rules
  • Getting back to our beloved Aces
  • Controlling the Aces
  • Cutting the Aces
  • The one Arm Tijuana Gambler
1997 1
Karl Fulves But I Digress on Al Flosso's Miser's Dream, videotapes, close-up magic on television, George Johnstone anecdote
1997
Underworld (Issue 6)
79
David Solomon On Ed Marlo
1997 170
David Solomon, Eugene Burger A Final Conversation on Ed Marlo and other things
1997 218
John Moehring Jokers Wild practical joke anecdotes
Related to Apr. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 8)
64
Harry Lorayne Interlude Richard Himber story
1998 34
Harry Lorayne Interlude Richard Himber story
1998 70
Harry Lorayne Interlude story about Richard Himber
1998 101
Harry Lorayne Interlude story about Richard Himber
1998 133
Harry Lorayne Interlude story about comedian Fred Allen
1998 157
Harry Lorayne Interlude story about Richard Himber
1998 192
David Britland Balls... David Berglas anecdote
Oct. 1998
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 2)
60
Milton Kort How it All Began
1999 9
Milton Kort Foiling the Speech Teacher
1999 41
Milton Kort My Short Career as Master of the Locks
1999 47
Milton Kort Meeting with the President
1999 53
Milton Kort The Quinine Caper About trick of putting finger in quinine (terrible taste) and secretly licking other finger
1999 63
Milton Kort My Sensational Poison Swallowing Act
1999 71
Milton Kort My Shortest Professional Engagement
1999 77
Milton Kort Citizen Kort
1999 85
Milton Kort What Would You Do? Milt's way of dealing with spectators who want to shuffle the deck in the middle of a poker deal
1999 93
Milton Kort Maintaining a Reputation
1999 101
Milton Kort More Kort Luck in the Service
1999 107
Milton Kort Putting on the Gloves
1999 113
Milton Kort The Sterling Shelf Force Harold Sterling and Bob Ungewitter
Related to 1999 129
Milton Kort A Free Ring with Every Purchase Harold Sterling
1999 135
Milton Kort How I lost the Break
1999 145
Milton Kort The Night Bobo Missed Milt Kort pranking J. B. Bobo
1999 149
Milton Kort What Sleeve? How to deal with accusations of sleeving
1999 157
Milton Kort A Daley Occurrence Milt Kort meeting Dr. Daley
1999 163
Milton Kort A Great Magician Arrives at Sterling's
1999 169
Milton Kort The Other Leipzig Stories about Leo Leipzig, Nate Leipzig's brother
1999 175
Milton Kort My Lesson from Paul Rosini Milt Kort fooling Rosini
1999