143 entries in Newspaper / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Die japanische Leiter ladder from rolled up newspaper or paper à la paper tree
Sep. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Coin and Envelopes marked coin to nest of envelopes made out of newspaper
1935 54
Joseph H. Fries Torn Sentiment message appears cut out from newspaper
Dec. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 71)
E. D. Wolff Astral Ad ads cut out of newspaper put in envelope, one chosen and word in it chosen, divined
Also published here Feb. 1940
The Jinx (Issue 78)
Magischer Wettbewerb des M.R.S. second magic contest, problem posed, newspaper change into newspaper from other country
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 2 No. 1)
Hans-Paul Wipf No. 4 Das grosse antispiritistische Rätsel divination of chosen name, using torn newspaper, pieces pinned to wall
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 2 No. 4)
Laurie Ireland Patter for any Newspaper Trick one-liners, comparing newspaper to a woman
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943)
Jean Hugard Torn Newspaper to Bouquet newspaper to flowers, brief
June 1943 2
Sylvan Barnet Wuxtra! chosen headline appears on newspaper
June 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 62)
Francis J. Rigney Cutting a Dido story trick, tearing a long strip
May 1944
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 1 No. 12)
E. D. Wolff The Astral Ad ads cut out of newspaper put in envelope, one chosen and word in it chosen, divined
Also published here 1944 165
Harold Braunhut Ad-Venture an ad from newspaper is chose, content divined and written on slate
1948 170
Winston Freer It's Done With A Mirror magazine changes into different magazines and newspapers a few times, also of different sizes
June/July 1949 4
Milbourne Christopher, Sid Lorraine Flame Up piece of newspaper is touched with blown-out match and starts to burn
June 1950 671
Dr. William Weyeneth Der TeTuTa Trick newspaper tree, flag is produced from top
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 11 No. 1)
Martin Gardner Fir You! making a christmas tree from paper
Related to Dec. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 271)
Will Ayling Fashion Parade magazine rolled into tube moves up and down two cords
1952 91
Franklin V. Taylor Apport three crumbled paper balls, one is selected, objects on cards selected on appears in paper
Feb. 1954
The Phoenix (Issue 300)
W. Z. Fidler Routine for Squircle
Related to 1955
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955)
Eugene Gloye Newspaper & Rabbit Idea spring rabbit from newspaper
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955)
Al O'Hagan Mrs. Murphy's Christmas Tree presentation for paper tree
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956)
Ali Bongo The Tearable Ogre newspaper torn as face of ogre
Related to 1966 15
Piet Forton Dove From Newspaper
1967 8
Ernesto "Ernest" Pracchia Sombrero Papiromágico sheet of newspaper in form of a hat, production of silks
1967 53
Gene Anderson Extra! Extra! A Verbal Pantomime With Newspapers (Winner of The Originality Trophy Texas Association of Magicians, 1964) - a full act with newspapers
Related to 1968 1
Gene Anderson The Five-Pointed Star How to tear a star-shaped hole in newspaper
Related to 1968 3
Gene Anderson The Chapeau Newspaper hat that transforms into multiple shapes: Mortar Board, Admiral's Hat, Napoleon's Hat, Hood, Sombrero, Cowboy Hat
Related to 1968 3
Gene Anderson The Ship's Wheel and Paper Dolls How to tear a ship's wheel / ring of paper dolls
Related toAlso published here 1968 11
Ken Bowell Squircle Cut a circle, but unfolds into square, see "Gene Anderson - The Book" for credit information
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1968 11
Gene Anderson Fir Tree
Related toAlso published here 1968 11
Gene Anderson Torn Message Finale Tear message into newspaper
Related to 1968 11
Val Andrews Newsprint-Nosegay Tears newspaper up, transform into bouquet of newspaper flowers
1968 25
Val Andrews Nervous Man on the Subway Produce lady behind newspaper
1968 29
Val Andrews Newspaper Tree to Flowers Produce flowers from newspaper
1968 32
Val Andrews A Modern Miss Behind The Times! Stage illusion to produce lady with frame of newspaper
1968 34
Val Andrews Gone To Pot Produce pot of flowers from newspaper
1968 35
Eric Hawkesworth Snow White Paper Tear Storytelling routine with newspaper
1968 40
Eric Hawkesworth Symbols of Good Will Christmas themed routine with newspaper
1968 43
Eric Hawkesworth Big Top Paper Tear Circus-themed newspaper routine with storytelling
1968 45
Derek Lawrence Davy Crockett Paper Tear Storytelling about Davy Crockett with newspapers
1968 50
Egg In Newspaper Crack egg into newspaper, disappear.
1968 58
U. F. Grant Silks, Paper & Wrists Newspaper wrapped around wrists, silks disappear, appear around spectator's wrists
1968 67
Glenn G. Gravatt Super Penetration Silk penetrate through glass wrapped in newspaper
1968 68
Gen. Franklin M. Davis Flowers of Fatima Silk transform to bouquet of flowers
1968 68
Johnny Penrose 20th Century in Newspaper Punch hand through newspaper, produce silks from it
1968 73
Roy Baker Jack & The Chocolate Bean Stalk Kid's trick, storytelling about Jack and the Bean Stalk, produce shower of candy/M&Ms at the end
1968 74
Eugene Gloye Bunny In Print Produce spring rabbit from newspaper
1968 77
Keith Clark March of Time Spectator names a time, performer tears newspaper into shape of clock with named time
Also published here 1968 77
Glenn G. Gravatt Spooky Paper Floating / acrobatic cane with newspaper
1968 80
Billy McComb Again They Rise Deck of cards dropped into newspaper, three selections rise out of newspaper
1968 81
George McAthy How to Balance a Double Sheet of Newspaper on Your Chin
1968 81
Ray Hyman Experiment in Auras Slate duplication effect with newspaper
1968 84
Alfred Herrmann Opium Pipe Newspaper change bag to change opium pipe into fan
1968 86
Burnt & Restored Paper Strip Burnt strip of newspaper restored
1968 88
Newspaper Stunt Can't fold paper more than seven times, and can't tear up a big newspaper, but magician can
1968 89
Jason McArdle Paper Routine Produce clothing from newspaper, then cut and restored
1968 90
Harold Thomas Thomas Tambo Rings Linking Rings with Tambo rings and newspaper
1968 92
Ali Bongo Bongo Hat Expanding newspaper hat
1968 103
John Braun Indian Headdress Tear newspaper into Native American headwear
1968 106
Quick Change Newspaper hat transforms from soldier's hat to another solider's hat
1968 109
Pressman's Hat Transforming newspaper hat, from Printer's Hat to Bishop's Milter to Mortarboard.
1968 109
T. W. Crovney The Soldier's Hat Transforming hat until it becomes a shirt, with poem to recite and tell a story
1968 113
Gene Anderson Afghan Bands Mobius strip routine
1968 119
Francis J. Rigney A New Twist Mobius Strip routine
1968 121
Louis Bertol Chinese Version Chinese Mobius strip routine
1968 123
Tommy Thompson Look! No Twist! Variant of Mobius strip routines
1968 127
The Fir Tree Classic newspaper produce fir tree
1968 128
Lu Brent Fir Tree Climax Growth
1968 129
Jacob's Ladder Newspaper into ladder
1968 131
Strings of Things How to make a newspaper chain
1968 132
Robert Harbin New Life for an Old Bag Newspaper change bag / sugar bag
1968 133
Gene Anderson Making the Most of the Newspaper Tearing Trick Other patter ideas and tips to enhance your routine
1968 165
Eddie Joseph Yogi's Gaze newspaper catches fire by itself, chemical
  • My Introduction to "Yogi's Gaze"
  • Preparation
  • The Prime Presentation
  • Points to Remember
  • Alternative Presentation
Related to 1969 259
Fred Kaps Newspaper to Dollar Bills paper to money, constructing information on page 11
Also published here 1972 6
Fred Kaps Constructing Newspaper to Dollar Bills
Also published here 1972 11
Billy McComb Wee Tree newspaper tree
1972 137
Alan Shaxon Newspaper Number Force number force using page numbers of newspaper
1972 ca. 5
Juan Tamariz Los Viajes de la Vela y el Pañuelo candle vanishes from newspaper and handkerchief is found on its place, candle is produced from jacket
1973 68
The Paper Tree classic newspaper tree
1974 23
The Paper Ladder Newspaper into ladder
1974 26
The Garden Fence Newspaper into garden fence
1974 28
Pure Skill small piece of paper strip is cut off, while it falls on the floor, no skill method
1974 50
Patrick Page The Magic Tube handkerchief or other object produced from a newspaper which is folded into a tube
1974 53
Patrick Page Transpo Handkerchief two different colored handkerchiefs are wrapped into newspaper and change places
1974 3
Jochen Zmeck, Robert Harbin 1. Doppeltüte mit Automatik newspaper with hidden compartment for vanishing things
1974 24
Gerald Kosky Novel Production silks, flags etc. produced from newspaper
1975 245
David Berglas Vanishing Cane - My Cane in Newspaper Routine
1976 19
The Paper Tree classic newspaper tree
1976 183
The Paper Ladder Newspaper into ladder
1976 184
The Scotsman's Kilt kilt from newspaper
1976 185
The Plaid plaid made of newspaper
1976 185
Eric Mason On Reflection impression with Blu-Tack and a mirror
Sep. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 1)
Al Mann Through the Magic Door coincidence, spectator and performer select the same word from a newspaper, center tear with marked word in a newspaper
1978 14
Ray Hyman Ghost Artist celebrity chosen, divined on paper
Magick (Issue 209)
Fred Kaps Zeitung zu Geldscheinen paper to money
Also published here 1978 8
Fred Kaps Konstruktion von Zeitung zu Geldscheinen
Also published here 1978 13
Jochen Zmeck Die verwandelte Zeitung newspaper changes to spring flower bouquet
1978 13
Don Tanner Fir Tree torn up newspaper is put in cloth bag, a paper tree is pulled out
Also published here 1978 14
Karrell Fox Good News way to introduce next performer
1979 209
Ken Brooke Crazy Paper gags while reading a newspaper, upside down and hole for head
Also published here 1980 42
George Blake "Flash!" reading funny things from newspaper, it vanishes in a flash, then cigarette vanishes in handkerchief, with more elaborate version for magicians
1980 49
Al Mann Pyro-Sorcery newspaper starts burning by willpower, eight methods
1981 1
Thomas Alan Waters Printsiple objects are wrapped in pieces of newspaper
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry)
Verne Chesbro Zeitung zu Blumenbukett newspaper to spring flowers
Also published here
  • Genii, Oct. 1952
Oct. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 3)
Don Tanner Papiers torn up newspaper is put in cloth bag, a paper tree is pulled out
Also published here 1981
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 42 No. 2)
Howard A. Adams Newsy Phorce follow up for Thirtythree Phorce, total of four remaining cards is predicted in newspaper add
OICUFESP (Issue 9)
Steve Beam Paper Gaber gag, performer doesn't look, so he reads newspaper, two holes in it
1984 46
Miscellaneous Forces
  • forcing four cards with (re)dealing
  • odd-even number of things to force one of two spectators (matches or corners of newspaper)
1985 30
The Money Tree No. 35, classic newspaper tree, coins are shaken out of it
1985 61
Lillian Oppenheimer The Captain's Shirt No. 78, newspaper folded and torn, during this hats and shirt shape made from it
1985 138
Zeitungen seven impromptu magic items and gags with newspapers
Dec. 1986
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3 & 4)
Ken Brooke Verrückter Zeitungsleser gags while reading a newspaper, upside down and hole for head
Also published here Oct. 1990
Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 4 & 5)
Docc Hilford Editorial License marked word on piece of newspaper is divined
1990 22
Harald Kurz W - Wasserzeitung tip for leafing through a newspaper
1991 37
Ladson Butler Eine Zeitungsproduktion bowl production from torn newspaper pieces
Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 1)
Tony Bartolotta Jigsaw Puzzle clear plastic bag with torn colored paper pieces, three spectators take three paper pieces and write word, number and picture, pieces torn up and mixed with the rest, performer reaches in and locates the right pieces that combine to the spectators's writing
Related to 2001 215
Al Baker, "Al" Producto silk production from newspaper
Also published here
  • marketed 1934
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions)
Jim Steinmeyer True Tales from the Newsstand
  • Conjuring
Sam the Bellhop type routine with news magazines instead of cards
Mar. 2004
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 7)
Chuck Hickok Application Idea #3: Newspaper Switch Helper forcing a piece of a newspaper
2005 45
Docc Hilford Caged Love corner from chosen card changes into piece of newspaper, newspaper is bought from wending machine and corner matches, corner of card is found inside and classified ad in newspaper matches spectator
2005 30
Christoph Borer Anagramm-Wahl from a piece of newspaper two selected words are mixed up to form a message, anagram
Related toAlso published here 2006 131
Christoph Borer Zeitungsschnipselforce forcing a newspaper piece, pieces in folded newspaper
2007 1
Christoph Borer Anagramm-Wahl from a piece of newspaper two selected words are mixed up to form a message, anagram
Also published here 2007 7
Don Nielsen Page Force forcing a number from two to nine with a newspaper, book test application
Prolix (Issue 3)
Patrick Page Patrick's Hatrick hat made from newspaper
2011 238
Patrick Page Tearing It Up tearing up pieces and putting them under leg of table, gag
2011 284
Paper Tree, Very Pretty classic newspaper tree
2011 18
Vanni Bossi Stick-Stab unprapared newspaper sheet is glued shut with deck inside, stabbed with knife
2016 88
Christoph Borer Die Anagramm-Wahl from a piece of newspaper two selected words are mixed up to form a message, anagram
Related toAlso published here 2016 210
Christoph Borer Newspaper Snippet Force
2016 214
Gene Anderson The Newspaper Act entire newspaper act, including folding and cutting designs and tricks with newspaper
  • A. How it all began
  • B. The act
  • C. Set-up
  • D. Gene's script
  • E. Music
  • F. Keeping Current
  • G. Storing the prepared act
Related to 2016 90
Gene Anderson Star of David - The Six-Pointed Star cut from newspaper, two cuts
  • A. "Clean copy" pages
  • B. Folding the pages
  • C. Performance
  • D. Presentation possibilities
2016 102
Gene Anderson Peace Symbol cut from newspaper, one cut A. Folding the newspaper B. Performance
2016 105
Ken Bowell, Gene Anderson Squircle circle cut into newspaper, when unfolded it is a square, with credit information
  • A. Selecting newspaper pages
  • B. Preparing Squircle's pages
  • C. Storing the prepared Squircle
  • D. Performance
Related toAlso published here 2016 107
Gene Anderson Wastebasket basket attached to trousers to store crumbled and cut paper
2016 112
Gene Anderson Chapeaugraphy - Forty Years to Make a Hat chapeaugraphy act with newspaper
  • A. Introduction
  • B. Getting Started
  • C. Creases and stiffeners
  • D. Preparing the Mortarboard
  • E. Making the tassel
  • F. Finishing the folds
  • G. Performance
  • H. Gene's classic origami hats
2016 113
Gene Anderson Ship's Wheel & Dolls cutting dolls and a ship's wheel from newspaper
  • A. Preparing the pages
  • B. Performance
Related to
  • Vin Carey's "Easy Do' Paper Act", 1941.
Also published here
2016 132
Gene Anderson Corn Stalk newspaper tree
  • A. Preparation
  • B. Performance
Also published here 2016 134
Gene Anderson Torn Message message torn into newspaper
  • A. Finale message
  • B. Introduction
  • C. Preparing the papers
  • D. Preparing the message
  • E. Performance
  • F. Production Run
  • G. Gene's script
  • H. Newspaper article
Inspired by
  • Jean Hugard's "Paper Tearing Extraordinary" in "Hugard's Magic Monthly" February, 1957.
2016 158
Alexander de Cova Alt Aussehendes Papier making old-looking aged paper
2016 140
Roy Miller Miller Clipper slip of newspaper cut where the spectator wants, predicted
Related to
  • Super Clipline Plus, Al Mann
2019 8
Ben Hart A Word in Amber newspaper strip cut, phrase there appears inside amber necklace, Albert Spackman's "Clip Line"
2020 292
Martin Gardner Newspaper Prediction four pages on newspaper sheet are added, number predicted
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Aug. 2005
2022 422