56 entries in Propless / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
To make one danse naked spectator is made to throw away clothes and dance and stomp, stooge
1584 192
A Rather Dangerous Trick stunt
1902 300
Another Similar Feat non-magic balancing stunt
1902 309
Vincent Dalban "How Did He Know?" puzzle
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36)
Theodore Annemann Lipreading tip
Mar. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 18)
John Goodrum Lost And Found gag
1937 52
Eugene Bernstein the Spirit Grip spectator feels two hands, while only one is touching him
1938 877
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Stage Presentation tips on stage presentation, discussing:
  • Stage Entrance
  • Settings
  • The Opening Illusion
  • The Follow On
  • Patter
  • Balance
  • Assistants
  • Audience Work
  • Routining
  • Apparatus
  • Working to Magicians
  • The Climax
  • Résumé
1938 936
John Houdi, Dr. George W. Crane The Houdini Breath Control Method
The Jinx (Issue 92)
Lew Smith, L. Vosburgh Lyons The Fairy Goblet spectator remembers long forgotten memory, psychological (and weird)
Apr. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 133)
Joe Berg Joe Berg's "Double Cross" chalk crosses travel from paper into performer's hand
1943/27 57
Wallace Lee Spelling Thoughts divination of thought object in the room, performer points to things while spectator has to spell his object
Oct. 1948 474
U. F. Grant Scarem scary impromptu make-up
Apr. 1949 12
Ormond McGill The Brain Illusion spectator looks through the flame of a candle and apparently sees his own brain, optical illusion
1951 5
Ernest Heldman A Hand-Y Bit three body stunts / gags
  • finger are same size
  • arm grows
  • arm shrinks
May 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 369)
Steve Shimm Game-Playing Machines article about simple computer programs applied to (card) games
  • Banker And Broker (cutting the high card)
  • The Tic-Tac-Toe Machine
  • Computer At The Card Table
  • The Machine As Innovator
Related to Nov. 1969
Epilogue (Issue 7)
Paul Siegel Number Force limited pool of numbers, spectator's hold up hands with outstretched fingers, two-digit number is created
1972 9
Wong How Was A Chinaman bar bet, one has to repeat exactly the actions of the performer
Dec. 1974
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4)
Philip T. Goldstein Finger Force way to form a two digit number by holding up fingers, limited outcome, force
Related toAlso published here 1977 9
Philip T. Goldstein Finger Force way to form a two digit number by holding up fingers, limited outcome, force, no credit, same as Goldstein's method
Related to Nov. 1978 4
Al Smith, Arthur Day, Fred Snooks Fumdubulators
  • producing false teeth and a skull
  • floating crisp
  • producing a potato from a crisp bag (Arthur day)
  • Irish Key Ring, key ring on false end of a key, gag (Arthur Day)
  • bar bet with matchbox (Fred Snooks)
Apr. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4)
Philip T. Goldstein Finger Force way to form a two digit number by holding up fingers, limited outcome, force
Also published here Apr. 1983
Magick (Issue 318)
Paul Harris Free Lunch flesh colored ball appears between fingertips in front of eyes
Also published here 1983 108
Philip T. Goldstein ESPectrum thought-of colors divined, binary sorting
Related to 1984 12
Jerry Andrus Standing-Kneeling Deception Gag
1985 152
Philip T. Goldstein Inspectrum thought-of colors divined
Related to 1986 10
Jamy Ian Swiss Shot Glass Strategy idea for working surface in walk-around situations
Related to June/July 1987
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
Michael Ammar The Natural Lay of the Hand essay on hand position while palming
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 7 & 8 Arcane)
Michael Close The Unbelievable Useful Comedy Prop plastic hand as running gag and sight gag
1990 5
The Touch of Mysterious Fingers fingers are felt below the table even though all hands are above the table
1993 30
Harlan Tarbell The Basics of Quick Sketching crash course in this skill
1993 187
Michael Close Down for the Count vampire teeth appear in mouth
1993 112
John Scarne Various Notes various very brief notes about different things
1994 1248
Dan Harlan Deviled Egg spectator's blood travel into egg, spectator is cut with a knife
Sep. 1994
The Minotaur (Vol. 6 No. 3)
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Forcing a Number with the hand, spectator grabs a finger
1995 28
Alain Nu Iconographic Fishing Exercice: The Zodiac fishing sequence for zodiac signs NOT based on words or letters
Summer 1996 97
Paul Harris Free Lunch flesh colored ball appears between fingertips in front of eyes
Also published here 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Brainstorm in the Bahamas)
Bruce Bernstein The Ritual person writes a negative thought on piece of paper and then stretches arm out to the side, depending on how close the paper is the performer can push the arm down easily or only with strength
Related to
  • Tony Andruzzi's "Ring of Protection"
  • Bruce Bernstein's "Maskelyn's Ring" in "Going South with Secrets"
1999 20
Justin Hanes Constellation Prize Q-Force with Big Dipper star pattern in the sky
July 2004
The Penumbra (Issue 8)
Tom Stone Roomtone idea with sound
2010 189
Dan Sperry H1N1 Gag, magician sneezes and a lot of mucus is produced, magician then eats the mucus
2010 24
Jim Steinmeyer The Three-Ball Test three imaginary colored balls are distributed by spectator, performer knows which color is where
2015 4
Roberto Giobbi Bang! producing a shot-like sound
Related to 2016
Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 11)
殷欣 (Sion) 动画师 (Animator) Completely propless drawing duplication, spectator visualizes famous painting and a warm/cool color, magician divines both
2017 5
殷欣 (Sion) 暧昧 (Ambiguous) Magician correctly divines spectator's birthdate and astrological sign, propless
Related to 2017 12
殷欣 (Sion) 很暧昧 (Very Ambiguous) Magician divines three numbers thought of by three spectators, propless
Related to 2017 18
殷欣 (Sion) 都格 Magician correctly divines spectator's thought of animal, propless
Related to 2017 22
殷欣 (Sion) 都格格 Magician correctly divines spectator's thought of famous landmark around the world, propless
Related to 2017 27
殷欣 (Sion) 背叛 (Betrayal) Spectator imagines three different coins, places one in pocket, the other two in each hand. Magician divines the specific positions of all three imaginary coins while also detecting if spectator is lying or telling the truth (propless)
2017 31
殷欣 (Sion) 殷果 Magician correctly divines the fruit the spectator is thinking of, propless
Inspired byRelated to 2017 37
殷欣 (Sion) 殷果儿 Magician correctly divines the name of a famous person spectator is thinking of, propless
Related to 2017 41
殷欣 (Sion) 欣机 Magician correctly predicts which everyday object spectator is thinking of (propless, only prediction written)
2017 45
殷欣 (Sion) 杯杯 (Cup Cup) Magician correctly divines the card spectator is thinking of, propless
Related to 2017 50
殷欣 (Sion) 杯杯杯 (Cup Cup Cup) Magician predicts the card the spectator is thinking of, inspired by Kolossal Killer
Related to 2017 58
Wayne Houchin Stigmata Spectator squeezes arm of magician, the red markings rearrange to form the shape of a number the spectator is thinking of (value of card selected)
2019 23
Max Malini Cut and Restored Hair
2022 192