112 entries in Articles / Magic History
  
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Hocus Pocus Junior The originall of Legerdemaine, and how it come first into this Kingdome The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 5
Kurt Perels Produktionen egyptischer Zauberkünstler on Egyptian magic and stuntsRelated to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 5) 77
Kurt Perels Produktionen egyptischer Zauberkünstler II. on Egyptian magic and stuntsRelated to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 6) 93
Kurt Perels Produktionen egyptischer Zauberkünstler III. on Egyptian magic and stuntsRelated to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 7) 108
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 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 159
Louis Nikola Argument - History of memorized/stacked decks in magic
- Basic description of some features of the Nikola system
The Nikola Card System 9
Joseph Leeming How We Got Our Pack of Cards History of playing cards Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 1
Bruce Elliott Dr. Elliott about Dr. James W. Elliott The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 250) 998
Unknown Prologue - Of Coins and Conjuring History of Coin Magic Modern Coin Magic xv
Jay Marshall, Dr. Jacob Daley Double Tribute Dr. Daley's notes for the speech and the program of the Nate Leipzig memorial in 1954 in New York The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 302) 8
Jay Marshall The Jinx on The Jinx and Theo Annemann The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 317) 71
Peter Graef, Jay Marshall Keller, The Worlds Greatest Magician notes on Kellar's programm from October 1900 and his tricks The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 323) 100
Harry Houdini Magic Made Easy / Houdini's Magic Book catalog reprint The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 341-2) 179
Martin Gardner The Curiosities of Peirce History of mathematical card tricks, history of Charles Peirce's work Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 2
Various The Afghan Bands Moebius strip used for magic, provides the basic method and a history/bibliography of the Moebius strip in magic (Afghan Bands was named by Prof Hoffmann) Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 70
Faucett Ross The Manuscript Story How the $20 manuscript was put together Early Vernon 7
Dai Vernon Sales Letter The letter introducing the prospectus that described the ten effects to be included in the $20 manuscript Early Vernon 10
Faucett Ross The Prospectus Faucett's description of the ten Vernon miracles that was submitted to Fulton Oursler Early Vernon 11
Paul Curry Chapter Two: The Old, Old Tricks magic history, Egyptian magicians, The Discovery of Witchcraft, Charles Dickens, Cagliostro, Pinetti, Robert-Houdin Magician's Magic 11
Paul Curry Chapter Three: The Magician's Image on Alexander Herrmann, Hoffmann's Modern Magic, Harry Kellar, Howard Thurston Magician's Magic 37
Paul Curry Chapter Four: Houdini and After on Harry Houdini, T. Nelson Downs, Nate Leipzig, Fred Keating, Joseph Dunninger, Emil Jarrow, Ade Duval, Cardini, Jack Gwynne Magician's Magic 47
Paul Curry Chapter Five: The New Conjurers on Milbourne Christopher, amateur magicians, famous actors, authors and other celebrities, who did magic, John Scarne, Clayton Rawson, Jimmy Grippo Magician's Magic 65
Paul Curry Chapter Six: What Became of Gravity on the Indian Rope Trick, levitation Magician's Magic 79
Paul Curry Chapter Seven: Into Thin Air on disappearance Magician's Magic 101
Paul Curry Made Whole Again on sawing a person in half Magician's Magic 137
Paul Curry Chapter Nine: Ties that Do Not Bind on escapes Magician's Magic 153
Paul Curry Chapter Ten: The Power of Thought on mentalism and the history of the two person telepathy Magician's Magic 173
Paul Curry Chapter Eleven: Of Things to Come on predictions Magician's Magic 193
Paul Curry Chapter Twelve: The Quick and the Dead on spiritualism, seance, Fox Sisters, Davenport brothers Magician's Magic 205
Martin Gardner Martin Gardner on Afghan Bands History on Mobius strips in magic Newspaper Magic 125
Gene Anderson Historical Methods Description of different methods (Al Baker, Slydini, Page, Elmsley, Grant, Neil Foster) Newspaper Magic 135
Jeff Busby General, Historical, and Cardmen Type Notes crediting information Into the 4th Dimension... and Beyond 11
Robert Albo, Eric C. Lewis, David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg The Bambergs and Okito The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 1
Robert Albo, David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg, Eric C. Lewis Fu-Manchu - History & Show The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 191
Al Mann The Center Tear Controversy on the history of the first publishing of the center tear, includes Baker, Thompson, Loraine, Dunninger, Sunshine, plus other takes on the center tear, The Sans Tear Center Method (Annemann), The Unseen Tear (Ron Baillie) and Sealed and Torn Messages (Al Mann)Related to Mental-Ettes 13
Patrick Page A Short History of Magic The Big Book of Magic 11
Robert Albo, Patrick Page, Marvin Burger Magic Craftsman Past and Present - England
- Germany
- United States of America
Classic Magic with Apparatus 1
Al Mann Another Chapter on the Center Tear on the history of the Center Tear, on Joe Ovette, Annemann, Sid Lorraine The Tesseract 12
Al Mann What is it? letter from Sid Lorraine to Al Mann about the history of the Center Tear, comments by Mann and xerox of Lorraine's notes from 1928, copy of the manuscript "What is it?" by Joseph Ovette from 1931 The Tesseract 12
Al Mann Don Pedro story of Don Pedro from Buenos Aires, witnessing a center tear and ashes on arm routine in 1926 The Tesseract 18
Mario Carrandi Jr. Magic Posters reprint of posters, Thurston, Kellar, Houdini, Brindamour, Germain,Alexander, Rouclere, LeRoy, Talma, Bosco, Chung Ling Soo, Levante, Chang, Chefalo, Carter, Okito More Classic Magic with Apparatus 265
Sandy Spillman Dunninger, The Man and the Myth on Dunninger
- Electric Quality
- Write Something Hard
- Distributed Envelopes
- The Program
- Errors were Impressive
- The Skeptics
- Professional License
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 225) 1125
Barry Wiley The Indescribable Phenomenon on Anna Eva Fay
- Compared with Houdini
- She Excited her Audience
- Featured a Two-Part Routine
- The Cabinet Act
- The Question-Answering Routine
- At the Rate of Three a Minute
- Exposures Brought Headlines
- Always Available to Reporters
- Call her an 'Actress'
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 231) 1155
Hugh Riley In the Beginning there was Man historical notes / assumptions on mentalism
- Past Tense, Future Perfect
- Impression Methods
- The Data Bank
- Girolamo Scotto
- Second-Sight Acts
- One-Man Mentalism
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 261) 1305
Stuart R. Patterson, David Britland Dealarama pictures of magic shops in London, International Magic Shop, Repro Magic, Martin Breese, London Magic Centre, Alan Alan's Magic Spot, Davenport & Co, Ace Place Magic Studi Babel (Issue 1) 16
Stuart R. Patterson, David Britland Repro 71 article on the magic shop "Repro 71" by Geoff Maltby Babel (Issue 2) 8
Marcus R. Henvit The Amazing Newmann on C. A. George Newmann The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 275) 1375
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 The Ramsay Finale 73
Al Mann Phone-Voyance history of tricks over the phoneRelated to
  • John Northern Hillard's "Twentieth Century Telepathy" in "The Sphinx", Vol. 3; No. 12, 1905
Phantom Voices 6
Robin Robin, Pamela Young Vernonana Portfolio Photos (with captions) of various Vernon-related memorabilia throughout history, collected from Bruce Cervon, Bill Bowers, Irene Larsen, Bill Larsen and Faucett. The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 vii
John Nevil Maskelyne Jacques de Vaucanson - The Mechanical Genius Automata 12
John Nevil Maskelyne Robert-Houdin's Automata also on the Jaquet-Droz family (called Le Droz) Automata 14
Unknown Sixty Years is a Long Time "The Maskelyne Family story reprinted from their 'Diamond Jubilee Programme' 1873 to 1933" Automata 23
Will Ayling The Rising Cards (History and Comment) Knowing The Rising Cards 5
Stephen Minch Introduction From Witchcraft to Card Tricks 1
Stephen Minch (reviewer) Le Premiére Partie des Subtiles et Plaisantes Inventions & The Discoverie of Witchcraft (1584) From Witchcraft to Card Tricks 2
Stephen Minch J. N. Hofzinser (1806-1875) From Witchcraft to Card Tricks 27
Carlos Alberto Molinari Dinastia Bamberg on the Bamberg dynastyAlso published here
  • "Fake", 1966.
La Magia de Ascanio - Vol. 3 72
Roberto Giobbi A Brief History of Playing Cards Card College - Volume 1 5
Dondrake The Early Years History of black art Black Art Breakthroughs 5
Dondrake BlackArt in the Parlor More history on black art Black Art Breakthroughs 6
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 Uri Geller on Uri Geller, metal bending, Robert Harbin The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 300
Karl Fulves Introduction memory championship, Hofzinser's work, Robert-Houdin, S. H. Sharpe, history of card magic, Martin Lewis, Paper Engine, Harvey Rosenthal, George Kaplan's The Fine Art of MagicRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 278
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Fructuoso Canonge La Magia Española del Siglo XX 20
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Joaquín Partagás Jaquet La Magia Española del Siglo XX 23
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea José Florences Gili La Magia Española del Siglo XX 26
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Manuel Rodríguez Saa aka "Conde de Waldemar" La Magia Española del Siglo XX 29
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea El Aprendizaje de la Magia. Tiempos Difíciles on early Spanish magic books and shops, "El Rey de la Magia", Carlos "Carlston" Bucheli, Emilio Deu Sivit, Jean Carles, Magicus, "La Casa de los Juegos" La Magia Española del Siglo XX 34
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea La Magia Empieza a Despegar on Spanish magic books from the 40s, 50s and 60s, Santiago de la Riva, Alfredo Florensa La Magia Española del Siglo XX 37
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Wenceslao Ciuró on Padre Ciuró and his books La Magia Española del Siglo XX 40
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea La Vanguardia del Ilusionismo on Editorial Cymys, Ricardo Marré, Misdirection magazine, Alfonso Moliné, Pablo Doménech, Magia Estudio, Xevi, Editorial Frakson La Magia Española del Siglo XX 43
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Apogeo de la Información on TV-Shows, Editorial Páginas , Laura Avilés La Magia Española del Siglo XX 46
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea La Lista Inacabada. Breve Introducción on Claudinet, Barón de Carlos, Enrico Magoo La Magia Española del Siglo XX 50
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea La Manipulación on Frakson, Pepe Dominguez La Magia Española del Siglo XX 52
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea George Bell on Bell, Les Hommes, Hausson, Ayerdi, Arnaldo Curià, Joe Burk La Magia Española del Siglo XX 53
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea La Manipulación con Cigarros on manipulation with cigarettes, Florences, Frakson La Magia Española del Siglo XX 56
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Frakson - José Jiménez Sevilla La Magia Española del Siglo XX 58
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Profesor Alba - Manuel Alba Roja La Magia Española del Siglo XX 62
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Sandy - Fernando Calvo León La Magia Española del Siglo XX 64
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Cártex - Ramón Camprubi Alemany La Magia Española del Siglo XX 67
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Li Chang - Juan Forns Jordana La Magia Española del Siglo XX 70
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Tolito - Juan José Gorostegui La Magia Española del Siglo XX 73
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea La Magia Profesional on professional magicians working in Spain, Raymond, Fu Manchu, Cantarelli, Chang, Bustelli, Kalanag, Richiardi Jr., José "Magus" González Delgado, Zongo y Dana, Fred Kaps, Jesus "Jesferh" Fernández Herrero, Denis & Monika Bell, Juan Tamariz, José "Garcimore" Garcia Moreno, Pepe Carrol La Magia Española del Siglo XX 76
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea ¿ Y Las Magas? on women in magic, Celine, Mariblanca, Yao Min, Miss Rivelles, Marimar, Mercedes Carrión, Monika Bell, Judith, Ana Tamariz, Laura Avilés La Magia Española del Siglo XX 81
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Las Sociedades Mágicas on Spanish magic circles, AMA, SEI, Vicente Vea, Javier Arney de Plandolit La Magia Española del Siglo XX 86
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Fernando Maymó on Maymó, CEDAM La Magia Española del Siglo XX 89
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Esfuerzos Grandes en Ciudades Pequeños on CIP, Rafael Tecles, Pedro Hernández, conventions La Magia Española del Siglo XX 91
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Tiempos Modernos on Manuel Lorente Vázquez, Joan Font La Magia Española del Siglo XX 94
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Actividades de la Sei on Francisco Garcia Cabrerizo, SEI activities, Robert "Dr. Faust" Remartinez La Magia Española del Siglo XX 95
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Y Más Nombres on Joaquin Navajas, Alberto Cuartero, Manuel Cuesta, Luis Boyano, Juan Escolano, Luis Arza, Juan José Hidalgo, Paco Rodas, Faustino Palmero, Manolo Tena, Justo Alvarez Ascaso, Anthony Blake, Ignacio Grassa, May Roger, Juan Gurrea, Rafael Benatar, Donald Lehn, Ramón Riobóo, Armando Gómez, José de la Torre, Juan Mayoral, Paco Herrero, Sebastián Pons, Jorge Haddad, Alberto Reyes, Charly Miret, Carlos Vaquera La Magia Española del Siglo XX 97
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Congresos Nacionales national conventions in Spain and list with winners La Magia Española del Siglo XX 104
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Congresos Mundiales. FISM international conventions, FIsm, list of Spanish winners La Magia Española del Siglo XX 106
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea La Escuela Mágica de Madrid. Origines on the "Spanish School of Magic", Arturo de Ascanio, Juan Anton, Juan Tamariz, Pepe Puchol, Ramón Varela, Camilo Vázquez, Toni Cachadiña, Ricardo Marré, Luis Garcia, Alfonso Moliné, Pablo Doménech, Joan Font, Oriol y Tino, Manolo Tena, Jesus Etcheverry, La Circular La Magia Española del Siglo XX 110
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Aportaciones de la EMM on the influence of the EMM, Ramon Mayrata La Magia Española del Siglo XX 113
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Las Jornadas de El Escorial on the Escorial gathering La Magia Española del Siglo XX 115
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Estudios Realizados La Magia Española del Siglo XX 116
Juan Tamariz, Arturo de Ascanio, Ricard Marré, Juan Antón, José Puchol, Ramon Varela, Camilo Vázquez Manifesto Mágico de la EMM manifest from 1971 about the Escuela Mágica de Madrid La Magia Española del Siglo XX 119
Stephen Minch Everything Old is New again New Era Card Tricks i
Keith "Kip" Pascal History of Coin Snatching References to stealing coins from hands, including pop culture references. Mentions The Amazing Richardson, Bruce Lee and other coin snatchers.Related to Coin Snatching 13
David Kaye The Origins of Performing Magic For Children Seriously Silly 19
Stephen Minch A Vivisection of the Bizarre "Appendix I"
history of bizarre magick
The Book of Forgotten Secrets 149
Gary Plants 1987 St. Louis Magic Jubilee about Michael Skinner's lecture in 1987 Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 4
Karl Fulves Conjuring Arts on history and Bill Kalush's Conjuring Arts Research Center Prolix (Issue 10) 691
Robert L. Bluemle Jaks to Open on Dr. Stanley Jaks The Incredible Dr. Jaks 1
Robert L. Bluemle Jaks in the Box Dr. Stanley Jaks time in Switzerland after the escape from Germany The Incredible Dr. Jaks 5
Robert L. Bluemle The Book of Mysteries Stanley Jaks Book of Mysteries with lots of picture of Ken Klosterman's exemplar The Incredible Dr. Jaks 15
Robert L. Bluemle Jaks be Nimble Stanley Jaks relocates to the US The Incredible Dr. Jaks 25
Dr. Stanley Jaks Jaks be Quick on Stanley Jaks time in New York, correspondence to Swiss magic friends The Incredible Dr. Jaks 59
Steve Beam Two-Faced Introduction to the chapter based upon what is commonly referred to as the "Zens Poker Deal." Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 171
Bob Farmer Credits, History and Comments on the switches just described The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 375
Ondřej Pšenička Hunting the Butterflies History of one-way decks and edge-marked decks, which led to the Butterfly playing cards The Secret of the Butterflies 6