349 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 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 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 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 82
Unknown 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 Breslaw's Last Legacy 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 DelavalRelated to Breslaw's Last Legacy 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 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 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 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 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 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 108
Alexander Herrmann Czar Nicholas II. Anecdote anecdote about tearing deck in half The Art of Magic 25
Unknown Newspaper Clippings on Howard Thurston The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 20) 112
Phoenix Jr. (reviewer) The Blackstone Show by Harry Blackstone The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 2) 6
Walter B. Gibson The Back Room on Carl Brema's shop The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 6) 24
Walter B. Gibson Blackstone Anecdote The Phoenix 1-50 (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 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 13) 54
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 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 43) 179
Larry Arcuri Cut and Restored Necktie anecdote Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 2) 136
Bruce Elliott Annemann Issue anecdotes of Ted Annemann The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 151) 605
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Roy Benson, Audley Walsh, Dr Stanley Jaks The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 156) 630
Dr. Stanley Jaks Introduction on close-up magic, his book of mysteries, beautiful props appealing to womenAlso published here Who is this Dr. Jaks? 1
Stanley Collins Owen Clark Modern Coin Magic 333
Jay Marshall Dr. Jacob Daley 1897-1954 on the last day in the life of Dr. Daley The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 302) 5
Dr. Hale Rx cigarette production and story with Dr. Albert M. Wilson The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 304) 14
Jay Marshall Channing Pollock, magician on Pollock including review in newspaper The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 304) 15
Jay Marshall The Jinx on The Jinx and Theo Annemann The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 317) 71
Roy Benson Al Baker Anecdote The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 327) 117
Tony Corinda Section Three: Modesty and Mentalism Mixed exceptional uses of nail writer, Henry Slade, Madam Dis Debar, Carl Franks, Keeler, Chung Ling Soo The Swami Gimmick 16
Tony Corinda Radio Prediction anecdote working with David Berglas Publicity Stunts 377
Tony Corinda Personal Column Advert Stunt prediction in newspaper, anecdote with David Berglas Publicity Stunts 378
Maurice Fogel, Tony Corinda Fogel's Bullet Catching Publicity Stunts 379
Tony Corinda The Haunted House exorcice a ghost, Maurice Fogel anecdote Publicity Stunts 382
Dr. Stanley Jaks Lektion in Magie on close-up magic, his book of mysteries, beautiful props appealing to womenAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 10
Lewis Ganson Malini, The Man Malini and His Magic 9
Lewis Ganson, Faucett Ross, Dai Vernon Malini the Promoter Malini and His Magic 81
Edwin Dearn Edwin Dearn's Letter letter on Malini to Lewis Ganson Malini and His Magic 97
Faucett Ross The Manuscript Story How the $20 manuscript was put together Early Vernon 7
Dr. Albert M. Wilson, Oliver Kendall, J. F. Rinn, Karl Fulves The Great Sex Detector Scandal reprinted from Sphinx The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 7
Paul Curry Chapter Thirteen: The Mind Reels Henry Green performing Out of this World for Winston Churchill Magician's Magic 237
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
The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 1 11
Karl Fulves Babel on Lu Brent, Al Flosso, Joseph Schmidt's artwork, Lionel King anecdote doing magic for drunks The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 414
Trevor H. Hall Introduction on Edward G. Brown The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 1
Eric J. Dingwall Edward Brown and The Occult Committee The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 21
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Leo Leipsiger, Nate Leipzig's brother, Si Stebbins The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 82) 410
Amedeo Vacca Sink or Swim how Vacca duplicated Frakson's cigarette act overnight with cigarette dummies Amedeo's Continental Magic 95
Karl Fulves Babel Fulves lecture, Crandall, John Scarne anecdotes The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 810
Tieneblas Yellow Flowers ... and a Burro The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 92) 458
Scotty York Introduction on spending a week with Charlie Miller Coins i
Faucett Ross A Bargain Anecdote about Arthur Buckley teaching Faucett Ross three card tricks for twenty bucks Magic With Faucett Ross 23
Faucett Ross Swapperino Story about T. Nelson Downs switching his dentures imperceptibly at the dinner table Magic With Faucett Ross 158
Faucett Ross Sleight of Hand Story about Faucett Ross accidentally exposing a prohibitionist Minister as an alcoholic on stage Magic With Faucett Ross 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 Magic With Faucett Ross 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 Magic With Faucett Ross 160
Faucett Ross Fees Stories about Faucett Ross and how much he receives / charges for his shows back in the day Magic With Faucett Ross 161
Faucett Ross Vernon's Luck Stories about how lucky Dai Vernon was about lots of things Magic With Faucett Ross 162
Faucett Ross The Show Story about Al Baker pretending to be Dai Vernon Magic With Faucett Ross 164
Faucett Ross The Episode of Vernon and the Long Sleep Story about Dai Vernon apparently sleeping for three days straight Magic With Faucett Ross 165
Faucett Ross The Manuscript Story about Dai Vernon trolling a young punk of a magician Magic With Faucett Ross 166
Faucett Ross Doc Nixon's Exposure Story about Doc Nixon accidentally exposing himself in the nude on stage Magic With Faucett Ross 167
Faucett Ross The Problem Anecdote about The Trick That Cannot Be Explained in a letter to Charlie Miller Magic With Faucett Ross 218
Francis Carlyle Bottom Facts on Doctor Drudell The Magic of Francis Carlyle 126
Francis Carlyle Pocket Money on Martin Sunshine The Magic of Francis Carlyle 126
Francis Carlyle Paul Rosini Anecdote The Magic of Francis Carlyle 128
Francis Carlyle Dunninger Anecdote The Magic of Francis Carlyle 126
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
The Magic of Francis Carlyle 129
Audley Walsh, Al Koran Magician's Nightmare description Koran Deck and some Koran anecdotes The Magic of Francis Carlyle 130
Francis Carlyle Father Blantz bit of business of Father Blantz, bar magic The Magic of Francis Carlyle 156
John Ramsay, Andrew Galloway The Cig Trick Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 7) 232
Captain F.W. Collins, John Ramsay, Bob Ostin Off the Handle Related to Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 7) 234
Ken Hawes An Understanding on Andrew Galloway and John Ramsay Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 7) 236
Karl Fulves The Incident in Cuba Slydini anecdote The Best of Slydini ...and More 9
Karl Fulves A Story from Baton Rouge, La. Slydini anecdote The Best of Slydini ...and More 9
Al Mann Cagliostro (1743-95) episode on Cagliostro Mental-Ettes 4
Al Mann Charles H. Foster (1838-88) anecdote of Foster Mental-Ettes 4
Alan Kennaugh A Kaleidoscope of Talent "offbeat profile" The David Berglas File No. 1 4
Karl Fulves Book Tests Doomed on reading and spelling ability of population, with anecdote Interlocutor (Issue 11) 42
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles Short Story "Jo Sarles", anecdote about long repair of reel Interlocutor (Issue 14) 51
Edwin A. Dawes Secrets Of the Street Conjuror on Wilf Huggins Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 2) 476
Fred Kaps, Richard Ross, Tonny Van Dommelen An Open Letter statement because of a false announcement concerning FISM Brussels 1979 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11) 599
Ross Bertram The Vanishing Props Or Twelve Silver Dollars vernon anecdote Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 46
Ross Bertram A Nice Card Trick Vernon anecdote Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 61
Ross Bertram In The Drink Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 65
Ross Bertram The Wind-Up Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 78
Ross Bertram Never Too Young center deal anecdote Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 82
Ross Bertram True Dedication Charlie Miller anecdote Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 89
Ross Bertram The Waterford Crystal Tumblers Charlie Miller anecdote Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 89
Ross Bertram Fun with Goshman anecdote Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 102
Ross Bertram The Ring in the Box Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 114
Ross Bertram The New Oriental Act Sam Margules anecdote Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 120
Ross Bertram Carlyle and Ross Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 131
Ross Bertram Carlyle and Carlyle Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 131
Ross Bertram The Chicken Story Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 137
Ross Bertram Paul Fox Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 138
Ross Bertram The Candy Bowl Dai Vernon, Larry Gray & Faucett Ross anecdote Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 144
Ross Bertram The Downs Gimmick anecdote Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 149
Ross Bertram Erdnase Illustrator Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 161
Ross Bertram Good News! Vernon anecdote Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 162
Frank Garcia Flimflam on 5th Avenue Flips Fuzz Don't Bet On It 101
Frank Garcia Piccadilly Ploy Don't Bet On It 103
Karl Fulves, Carmen D'Amico Panoramic Shift Anecdote how Ed Marlo "took" Jerry Andrus' sleightRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 20) 75
Gordon Hoener Merchants of Mysticism on psychic hustlers, faith healers, readers, Voodoo doctor The Compleat Magick — Volume III (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 Acidus Plus 13
Karl Fulves Rumors rumor regarding John F. Mendoza's book, apparently spread by Richard Kaufman Interlocutor (Issue 30) 116
John Goodman Blockbusters gag story about "Tally Hogan" Interlocutor (Issue 40) 159
Bob Read Las Vegas Close-Up Seminar Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 1) 785
Andrew Galloway Unsuspected Extra a John Ramsay story Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 3) 817
Fred Robinson On Fred Kaps Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4) 830
Karl Fulves Kreskin's Lost $20,000 Challenge Curioser 44
Karl Fulves Play Money magicians getting arrested Interlocutor (Issue 42) 166
Martin Gardner Introduction on Bob HummerRelated to Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets iii
"Senator" Clark Crandall Crandall on Hummer on Bob HummerAlso published here
  • "Crandall on Hummer" in "The New Tops" 6, 7 & 8 in 1964
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 49
Bob Read Brief on Hans Wittus Witt, Witt's street magic act Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 9) 909
Al Mann The Living Death Al Mann on how he ordered a Cobra for the Cobra act The Shattered Chalice 23
Thomas Alan Waters Scrypt on Billet Technique and Maurice Fogel Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 153
Jim Ryan On Matt Schulein anecdote on Matt Schulien Jim Ryan Close-Up: Entertaining Card Quickies 18
Al Mann, Joseph Dunninger Dunninger's Mind Warp anecdote of Dunninger convincing everybody not using a nail writer Phanta-Graphs 12
Al Mann In Memorium anecdote on Syd Bergson Phanta-Graphs 12
Richard Durham Richard Durham letter written by Bob Hummer to C. Verne, with lot of biographical details Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 120
Bobby Bernard "On Being Fawkes" About Bobby Bernard's portrayal of Isaac Fawkes in performance The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 74
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on Misdirection John Ramsay and Max Malini's misdirection skills The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 112
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on "Conventions" The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 116
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
Bertram on Sleight of Hand xvii
Ross Bertram Meet the Experts Bertram on Sleight of Hand 82
Ross Bertram Unconventional Bertram on Sleight of Hand 82
Ross Bertram The Magic Bug Bertram on Sleight of Hand 82
Ross Bertram The Coin Star anecdote Bertram on Sleight of Hand 83
Ross Bertram Shell Coins Downs anecdote Bertram on Sleight of Hand 83
Ross Bertram The Visitor Downs anecdote Bertram on Sleight of Hand 85
Jon Racherbaumer on Harry Green encounter with Marlo Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 39
Eric C. Lewis About Martin Martin's Miracles 11
Albert Goshman In The Beginning biography of Albert Goshman Magic By Gosh 11
Terry Seabrooke It Started Like This... autobiographical chapter Seabrooke's Book 15
Terry Seabrooke What Do You Mean My Dressing Room Is A Nail! on various dressing rooms Seabrooke's Book 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) The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 xi
Ron Wilson Muhammed Ali Story The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 34
Ron Wilson Ali Bey Story The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 28
Ron Wilson Silent Act and Color Changing Silk performing the color changing silk on black and white TV The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 30
Ron Wilson Working in Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe performing for one person only The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 49
Ron Wilson Surprise Guest Story on meeting Jonathan Winters at the party of Jacqueline Getty The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 57
Ron Wilson On Cary Grant The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 60
Ron Wilson Teaching Card Tricks to Lindsay Wagner and playing a part in "The Bionic Woman" The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 77
Ron Wilson On Robert Lansing and Slydini, Mike Skinner, Dai Vernon The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 85
Ron Wilson On Don Sutherland and performing the linking rings on a cruise ship The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 88
Ron Wilson On Steve Freeman and Don Wayne The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 96
Ron Wilson On Johnny Carson and Dick Cavett performing for them at the Castle The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 108
Ron Wilson On being "Off Camera" working for the show "Search" with Hugh O'Brian The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 110
Ron Wilson On Performing for Tom Snyder The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 127
Ron Wilson On Slydini The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 134
Ron Wilson On his First Show The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 158
Ron Wilson On John Ramsay The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 159
Karl Fulves Good Books Swapped magic books swapped with bibles by mistake Interlocutor (Issue 49) 216
Karl Fulves Scarne v. Hugard on the negative comments in reference, apparently inserted by Jean HugardRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 51) 250
Karl Fulves Slydini Notes Slydini stories Interlocutor (Issue 52) 255
Simon Lovell Jazzing After Story Keith Fields helped Simon to do a deck / cigarette pack transposition Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 131
Marvin Leventhal From the Labyrinth The Sands of Egypt and condoms The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 4) 16
Arturo de Ascanio The Juan Tamariz Experience Sonata 7
Marvin Leventhal From the Labyrinth anecdote by Neil Rozum The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 2) 16
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 Knowing The Rising Cards 26
Stephen Minch Alex Elmsley: The Man and His Book The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 iii
Harald Kurz P - Pannen on mishaps Hardcore 35
Steve Beam Leftovers on David Copperfield, Ed Marlo anecdotes, Richard's Almanac, 4F convention The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 43) 780
Arturo de Ascanio Jean Carles thoughts and anecdotes on Jean Carles La Magia de Ascanio - Vol. 3 22
Arturo de Ascanio Fred Kaps thoughts and anecdotes on Fred Kaps La Magia de Ascanio - Vol. 3 43
Dany Ray Los Ultimos Momentos de Fred Kaps on the passing of Fred KapsAlso published here
  • Jean Merlin's & James Hodges' "Mad Magic" No. 31.
La Magia de Ascanio - Vol. 3 45
Arturo de Ascanio El Fred Kaps que se Nos ha ido on Fred KapsAlso published here
  • "Misdirection" 1980.
La Magia de Ascanio - Vol. 3 47
Arturo de Ascanio David Bamberg (Fu Manchu) thoughts and anecdotes on David Bamberg La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 71
Arturo de Ascanio Dany Ray thoughts and anecdotes on Dany Ray La Magia de Ascanio - Vol. 3 98
Arturo de Ascanio Richard Suey thoughts and anecdotes on Richard Suey La Magia de Ascanio - Vol. 3 116
Arturo de Ascanio Gran Espectaculo: Miscelanea de Curiosidades y Anécdotas on Fu Manchu, Maskelyne, de Kolta La Magia de Ascanio - Vol. 6 123
Marvin Leventhal From the Labyrinth story of Mac King cutting his finger while doing a rope trickRelated to 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 partRelated to The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 2) 12
Karl Fulves Dice story about John Scarne doing controlled dice shots Rigmarole (Issue 1) 2
Karl Fulves Interim Report on John Scarne, Pallbearers Review reprint, Larry Gray & Dai Vernon & Cardini backpalm anecdote Rigmarole (Issue 1) 11
Slydini Water Leak paper on pencil used to catch drops of water from apparent leak in ceiling Rigmarole (Issue 5) 53
Karl Fulves Mugged recounting a meeting with Harvey Rosenthal and the waiter knew Ken AllenRelated to Verbatim (Issue 4) 25
Jay Weiler Roadside Service car tire inflates itself, at night with assistant Verbatim (Issue 6) 64
Philip T. Goldstein Quoth The Maven comments on various things, see references, with Frank Thomposon anecdote and his "Master Deck" demonstrationRelated to Verbatim (Issue 8) 89
Jay Weiler Reading Cold on Weiler's cold reading method Rigmarole (Issue 6) 72
Karl Fulves Interim Report on scripting and improvising, John Scarne producing a woman's library card, Howard Wurst, Slydini pickpocket anecdoteRelated to Rigmarole (Issue 8) 95
Ronald Zollweg Memories of the Forks remembering Eddie Fechter and the Forks Hotel The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 58) 1115
Jon Racherbaumer Wee Madness In Vegas meeting Jerry Sadowitz, quoting letter from Jon to Jerry Facsimile (Issue 4) 17
William Murray Profile on Michael Skinner Classic Sampler i
Karl Fulves But I Digress on Mike Skinner, Derek Dingle and Frank Garcia, Frank Garcia anecdoteRelated to 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) Underworld (Issue 4) 55
Steve Beam Well In That Case, I'll Take Mine Black anecdote from a magic convention about political correctness regarding women in magic, LMRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 64) 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
Mind Your Poker 1
Karl Fulves But I Digress on Al Flosso's Miser's Dream, videotapes, close-up magic on television, George Johnstone anecdote Underworld (Issue 6) 79
David Solomon On Ed Marlo Solomon's Mind 170
David Solomon, Eugene Burger A Final Conversation on Ed Marlo and other things Solomon's Mind 218
Milton Kort How it All Began Kort 9
Milton Kort Foiling the Speech Teacher Kort 41
Milton Kort My Short Career as Master of the Locks Kort 47
Milton Kort Meeting with the President Kort 53
Milton Kort The Quinine Caper About trick of putting finger in quinine (terrible taste) and secretly licking other finger Kort 63
Milton Kort My Sensational Poison Swallowing Act Kort 71
Milton Kort My Shortest Professional Engagement Kort 77
Milton Kort Citizen Kort Kort 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 Kort 93
Milton Kort Maintaining a Reputation Kort 101
Milton Kort More Kort Luck in the Service Kort 107
Milton Kort Putting on the Gloves Kort 113
Milton Kort The Sterling Shelf Force Harold Sterling and Bob UngewitterRelated to Kort 129
Milton Kort A Free Ring with Every Purchase Harold Sterling Kort 135
Milton Kort How I lost the Break Kort 145
Milton Kort The Night Bobo Missed Milt Kort pranking J. B. Bobo Kort 149
Milton Kort What Sleeve? How to deal with accusations of sleeving Kort 157
Milton Kort A Daley Occurrence Milt Kort meeting Dr. Daley Kort 163
Milton Kort A Great Magician Arrives at Sterling's Kort 169
Milton Kort The Other Leipzig Stories about Leo Leipzig, Nate Leipzig's brother Kort 175
Milton Kort My Lesson from Paul Rosini Milt Kort fooling Rosini Kort 181
Milton Kort Private Advice from Senor Mardo Kort 189
Milton Kort Zinc's Mystery Box Al Zinc Kort 195
Milton Kort Sometimes Luck isn't Enough Kort 229
Milton Kort Meeting Marlo Kort 235
Milton Kort The Plum Fooling monte hustler with one-way card swindle from John ScarneRelated to Kort 207
Milton Kort A Central Compliment Ed Marlo and Carmen D'Amico Kort 241
Milton Kort An Invitation Declined John Luka Kort 257
Milton Kort The Ammonia Scam Kort 267
Milton Kort Kort's Drugs Kort 271
Milton Kort Magic: A Practical Application Kort 275
Milton Kort Kortchanged Related to Kort 279
Milton Kort The Cash Register Caper Ron Bauer Kort 283
Milton Kort My Bright Idea Kort 287
Milton Kort Cardini's Wish Kort 313
Milton Kort Bob Lund's Shameful Expose Kort 323
Milton Kort My Shameful Expose Kort 333
Milton Kort Potter's Bar Jack Potter Kort 339
Milton Kort The Tel-Twelve Mystics Kort 355
Milton Kort Aboard the Schooner Kort 363
David Acer A Day in The Life #1 - The Sanders Incident anecdote with Richard Sanders Natural Selections — Volume II 37
David Acer A Day in The Life #2 - Lovell, Sisti & Hurlbert Natural Selections — Volume II 85
David Acer A Day in The Life #3 - Language Barrier Natural Selections — Volume II 101
David Acer A Day in The Life #4 - The Nooner Natural Selections — Volume II 125
David Acer A Day in The Life #5 - The Battery Natural Selections — Volume II 153
David Acer A Day in The Life #6 - The Bullet Catch Natural Selections — Volume II 171
Simon Aronson Lennart Green performs for Ginny Anecdote about Lennart performing his FISM act for Ginny Aronson while half awake Try the Impossible 25
David Britland David Berglas - Early Days
- A Magical Beginning
- South Africa
- All in a Flash
- Beating the Odds
- Clubland
- Variety
- Radio
- Television
- Agents
- International Man of Mystery
- Movies
- Off Stage
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 17
David Berglas Opus 13 on the TV-Show Opus 13 and Berglas encounters with Fred Kaps, Hans Moretti and Henk Vermeyden The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 254
David Berglas, David Britland It's All Done by Hypnosis on Berglas hypnotism TV-Show, Fred Kaps The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 272
David Berglas The Clock Mystery and Lie Detector on the mysterious clocks at Rijssen, where the clocks hands bent, Berglas investigating and solving the mystery with a lie detector The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 276
David Berglas A Tilting Ship making a ship tilt The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 287
David Berglas Uri Geller on Uri Geller, metal bending, Robert Harbin The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 300
David Berglas Opportunities and Personalities The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 551
Karl Fulves Notebook number prediction anecdote about Fr. Cyprian Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 221
Paul Curry Self Seal anecdote about presentation of rubber dam trick Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 255
Michael Bailey The Aerial Vanish Billy McComb anecdoteAlso published here
  • The Magic Circular, 1955
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 266
Gazzo The Streets About being a street performer Street Cups and Balls 7
Gazzo The Luck of the Streets How Gazzo met Persi Diaconis, story about how Persi came to own Vernon's cups Street Cups and Balls 9
Gazzo In The Beginning About how Gazzo got interested in Cups and Balls Street Cups and Balls 10
Gazzo No Drinking Allowed Story about how Gazzo got caught for apparently drinking in public by a cranky police officer Street Cups and Balls 12
Gazzo Wanna Closer Look? Street Cups and Balls 16
Gazzo Animal Farm Story of using chicks as final loads Street Cups and Balls 19
Gazzo Conclusion: You'll Go Far Kid What Vernon said to Gazzo Street Cups and Balls 67
C. L. Boarde Character Reading mentalism anecdote about question written in ChineseAlso published here
  • Conjurors' (Oct. 1948)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 357
Keith "Kip" Pascal Bonus #2: Phone Call with Justin Hanes Coin Snatching 197
John Scarne Self Force performer announces a card that he'll pick from borrowed deck and does so, John Scarne anecdote in restaurant Combo II 119
Joshua Jay The 9/11 story When Joshua Jay was booked to lecture in New York on the evening of September 11, 2001 Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 10
Joshua Jay The Pink Bruscetta story When Joshua Jay tried to avoid eating hardened bread with mayonnaise and ketchup in an Italian restaurant Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 23
Joshua Jay The Viagra story When Joshua Jay received Viagra-related props during a lecture Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 33
Joshua Jay The Spanish Stripper story When Joshua Jay was mistaken as a male stripper in Madrid Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 39
Joshua Jay The Obsession story When Joshua Jay recounts how obsessed he is about magic Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 44
Joshua Jay The Fake I.D. story When Joshua Jay broke multiple state laws by using a fake I.D. to stay in motels Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 49
Joshua Jay The Tattoo Typo story When Joshua Jay met a young magician with a leg tattoo containing a spelling mistake Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 55
Joshua Jay The Vanuatu story When Joshua Jay performed in Vanuatu and had delicious coconut crab every night Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 60
Joshua Jay The Argentinian Lecture story When Joshua Jay met a young kid in Argentina and had a humbling experience Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 67
David Kaye Client 1347: The Sultan of Brunei Seriously Silly 17
David Kaye Client 529: Susan Sarandon Seriously Silly 23
David Kaye Learning Real Magic Words Seriously Silly 27
David Kaye Client 4421: David Letterman Seriously Silly 49
David Kaye Client 3719: Bruce Springsteen Seriously Silly 116
David Kaye Client 5108: Madonna Seriously Silly 146
Karl Fulves Card Tricks Gone Wrong four anecdotes, two of them have been published in Magicol
1. card on forehead
2. Frank Lane's "I.Q. Test"
3. "wolf pack" gag with suggestive images on cards
4. Derek Dingle drops the super ball
Related to Prolix (Issue 1) 22
Harry Riser Abbott Get-Together Story about Eddie Cochrane Secrets of an Escamoteur 64
Harry Riser On Dr. James Elliott Secrets of an Escamoteur 83
Harry Riser On the Direct Divination Joke Related to Secrets of an Escamoteur 95
Harry Riser On Richard Himber Secrets of an Escamoteur 147
Harry Riser Dai Vernon Final Loads Anecdote Secrets of an Escamoteur 164
Allan Slaight Stewart James: An Appreciation The Essential Stewart James xi
Stewart James The Boy's World Stewart describing how he started in magic and how he started creating magic The Essential Stewart James 1
Stewart James, Allan Slaight The Man in Aberystwyth The Essential Stewart James 38
Howard Hamburg Introduction anecdotes with Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller The "D" Notes 1
Howard Hamburg The Professor several anecdotes and stories The "D" Notes 7
Walt Lees Fred Robinson: An Appreciation Some stories about Fred Robinson The Magic of Fred Robinson 28
Simon Lovell Fred Robinson The Magic of Fred Robinson 32
Andrew Galloway Andrew Galloway on Fred Robinson The Magic of Fred Robinson 35
Gordon Bruce Gordon Bruce on Fred Robinson The Magic of Fred Robinson 37
Darwin Ortiz A Week with Fred Robinson The Magic of Fred Robinson 39
Jerry Sadowitz A Tribute The Magic of Fred Robinson 42
Barrie Richardson Fred Robinson The Magic of Fred Robinson 47
Bobby Bernard Fred Robinson (a very unusual man) The Magic of Fred Robinson 49
Patrick Page Fred Robinson The Magic of Fred Robinson 50
Roberto Giobbi Tip on Tips a way to get tips doing restaurant magic Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 24) 30
Roberto Giobbi Three Favorite Anecdotes Marlo, Elmsley Secret Agenda (Issue Feb 18) 57
Roberto Giobbi Dai Vernon at the Magic Castle one of Vernon's acts performed at the castle Secret Agenda (Issue Apr 21) 122
Roberto Giobbi How Real is Reality? anecdote of Picasso Secret Agenda (Issue Apr 23) 124
Roberto Giobbi Juan Tamariz and His Teachers Secret Agenda (Issue Apr 25) 126
Roberto Giobbi Anecdote of Louis de Funès Secret Agenda (Issue June 7) 169
Roberto Giobbi Jardine Ellis Lecture Secret Agenda (Issue June 9) 172
Roberto Giobbi, Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Dead Heat of Artanis Secret Agenda (Issue June 13) 176
Roberto Giobbi Devant and Goliath of David Devant Secret Agenda (Issue June 15) 178
Roberto Giobbi Vernon Anecdote Willi Wessel's table Secret Agenda (Issue June 18) 181
Roberto Giobbi Vernon Accused of Child Abuse of Vernon's children Secret Agenda (Issue June 19) 182
Alex Elmsley, Roberto Giobbi Marlofactor anecdote of Marlo and Elmsley Secret Agenda (Issue June 20) 183
Roberto Giobbi You anecdote of Goshman Secret Agenda (Issue June 30) 195
Roberto Giobbi Opener anecdote as an opener (Churchill & Shaw) Secret Agenda (Issue July 24) 221
Roberto Giobbi Ready Freddie anecdote of Fred Robinson and Fred Kaps Secret Agenda (Issue Sep 16) 278
Roberto Giobbi The Rememorized Deck on learning mnemonica Secret Agenda (Issue Dec 1) 357
Roberto Giobbi The Most Incredible Magic Trick Secret Agenda (Issue Dec 16) 375
Benjamin Earl Jennings... What a Prick. "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Karl Fulves A Daley Story about Dai Vernon Prolix (Issue 7) 424
Alton Sharpe Late-Night Encounter about Ed MarloAlso published here
  • Ollapodrida, Dec. 1991
Prolix (Issue 7) 426
Billy McComb Crandall Was A Character Also published here
  • Magic, Nov. 2005
Prolix (Issue 7) 466
Robert Byrne Pool Room Hustles Prolix (Issue 8) 535
Kiko Pastur On Luis Piedrahita brief anecdote Monedas Y Otras Historias 42
Patrick Page (reviewer) Just a Thought Roy Baker's breakaway act Magic Page by Page 296
Richard Forget Fear & Loathing in Hong Kong about his experience in Hongkong Seventeen Secrets 11
Matthew DiSero Hold the Prosciutto Seventeen Secrets 19
Matthew DiSero Magic & Monkeys Seventeen Secrets - Volume 2 27
Tina Lenert Lost Luggage Seventeen Secrets - Volume 2 32
Michael Lam 偶遇魔术 (Stumbling upon magic) 实战魔术 Real Magic 8
Michael Lam 第一滴血。。。 (The first drop of blood...) 实战魔术 Real Magic 28
Steve Beam Instructions to my Proofreaders Instructions provided to proofreaders for Volume 10 of Semi-Automatic Card Tricks Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 96
Steve Beam Meet Your Proofreaders Brief bios of the six proofreaders of the book. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 130
Steve Beam Another Behind the Scenes Look at Book Publishing Discussion of how author covers his mistakes by blaming them on others. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 228
Steve Beam Idioms Overheard at a Recent Magic Convention Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 12
Steve Beam Semi-Automatic for Collectors Article for those interested in collecting volumes of Semi-Automatic Card Tricks. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 84
Unknown That Magical Attraction Alleged reasons why magicians get into magic in the first place. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 104
Steve Beam Another Behind-the-Scenes Look at Book Publishing Anecdote regarding the crediting of magic effects/methods. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 228
Roberto Giobbi Real Cannibal Cards anecdote Hidden Agenda (Issue Feb 3) 38
Roberto Giobbi Incredible Estimation story about a man who can name number of letters in a sentence Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 30) 124
Roberto Giobbi Birthday Story story from Roberto's birthday at the German CardWorkShop about a casino visit Hidden Agenda (Issue May 1) 125
Roberto Giobbi Repeat Luck story about Sir Frederick Johnstone about gambling luckRelated to
  • Barnhart ("Gamblers of Yesteryear", 1983)
Hidden Agenda (Issue May 2) 126
Roberto Giobbi Yet More Luck! another casino storyRelated to
  • Barnhart ("Gamblers of Yesteryear", 1983)
Hidden Agenda (Issue May 3) 127
Dondo Burghardo Professional Magician Hidden Agenda (Issue May 20) 144
Charles Bertram Charles Bertram quoted storyRelated to
  • "A Magician in Many Lands" (Charles Bertram)
Hidden Agenda (Issue June 30) 188
Roberto Giobbi Syllogism Raymond Smullyan anecdote Hidden Agenda (Issue July 12) 200
Roberto Giobbi How to Get Tips Hidden Agenda (Issue July 14) 202
Arturo de Ascanio, Roberto Giobbi The Cards Talk to You Hidden Agenda (Issue July 17) 205
Roberto Giobbi Amusing Fees Hidden Agenda (Issue Aug 7) 226
Roberto Giobbi Con Attempted anecdote by Dieter Haldimann Hidden Agenda (Issue Aug 22) 242
Roberto Giobbi Accidental Magic taking advantage of accidents, with Vernon/Leipzig anecdote Hidden Agenda (Issue Sep 4) 255
Roberto Giobbi Korem Lecture and Anecdote Hidden Agenda (Issue Sep 7) 258
Roberto Giobbi Weight weight of things, with anecdote Hidden Agenda (Issue Oct 11) 292
Roberto Giobbi Beyond What We Know anecdote from Zuckerbrot's Martin Gardner documentary Hidden Agenda (Issue Oct 15) 296
Roberto Giobbi It's All Done With Mirrors Hidden Agenda (Issue Oct 17) 298
Roberto Giobbi Dead Man's Hand Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 21) 334
Jon Racherbaumer Constructive Criticism Facsimile (Issue 5) 62
Andy (The Jerx) Preface The Jerx xi
Andy (The Jerx) Epilogue Describes trick where a card is torn, and restored via "actual" time travel The Jerx 337
Pete Biro Frank Shields Anecdote Vernon watches Frank Shields, from Genii, March 1979 Facsimile (Issue 6) 7
Jon Racherbaumer Re: Rereading on revisiting books, anecdote on how Racherbaumer obtained Ed Marlo's "Faro Controlled Miracles" Facsimile (Issue 6) 32
Jon Racherbaumer Marlo and the Second-Dealing Monkey Facsimile (Issue 6) 45