74 entries in Book / Book Test / Telephone Book Test
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Theodore Annemann The Unknown Subject apparently random name in phone book divined, person phoned names cards which are divined, uses ABC cards
Also published here 1935
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1935)
47
Theodore Annemann Book Mentalism
1935 12
Robert Parrish Telephone Telepathy word chosen with cards
1937 9
Robert Parrish Telephone Telepathy Again cards used for word selection, word can be predicted
1937 11
John Mulholland The Telephone Book Test
1938 885
Oscar Weigle Wrong Number page force by pushing several cards in book at random positions
1939 7
Theodore Annemann 'Number, Please' prediction of a name in a telephone book, the Accessory as a number force with counters
1939 11
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Das fabelhafte Gedächtnis (Ein kleiner Stammtischscherz) mathematical trick, 1089 to force name in phone book
1939
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 3&4)
21
Al Baker Any Telephone Book Test number adding
Also published here 1941 89
Al Baker The Number and Book Test numbers on billets in changing bag
Also published here 1941 90
Alvin R. Plough Gaglet calculation and multiple outs
May 1943 148
Der Telephonbuch-Trick french translation on page 5 "Le truc du téléphone"
1943
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 5 No. 3)
3
Paul Curry Out of this Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a book
Related toVariationsAlso published here Feb. 1944 216
Bruce Elliott The Back Room idea for Curry's "Out of this Phone Book", eliminating the cards and presentation for card frame both by Audley Walsh
Related to Feb. 1944 220
Theodore Annemann The Unknown Subject apparently random name in phone book divined, person phoned names cards which are divined, uses ABC cards
Also published here 1944 39
Jack Trepel Telephone Book Trick two versions, second as two person telepathy
1945 211
Theodore Annemann The Test of the Tiber
Related to 1945 280
Paul Curry Out Of This Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a book
Related toAlso published here 1945 20
Mel Stover Days of Force calendar number force
Related toVariations Feb. 1945 313
Franklin V. Taylor, Joseph Dunninger Black Magic with playing cards and slit in book
Dec. 1946 465
Sam Pavloff Glimpse the Future playing card pushed in telephone book, moved around there and then name at the position read, predicted, pages fastened together with tape, for name correction of S. Pabloff see page 193
Jan. 1946 183
George G. Kaplan Do-As-I-Do Telephone Test forcing a number with cards
1948 209
Franklin V. Taylor Looped telephone book test, where card is put in book to chose page, method that extra card does not fall out
June 1948 613
Al Baker A Telemirakel ten cards from shuffled deck tabled in a row, random person called (really assistant) who names four cards, the cards corresponding with the last four digites of the phone number in the ten-card row are those cards
Also published here 1949 21
Sydney Bergson Thought Anticipation
1954/27 203
Gene "Phantini" Grant Psychic Phone Book Test prediction of a selected name
1955 11
Jack Yates Operator Calling cards with names and telephone numbers, medium divines several numbers
1956 21
Tony Corinda Tele-Directory Test with assistand
1959 213
Tony Corinda (7) The Third Man two telephone books, with medium
1959 268
Ned Rutledge Payola name from telephone book prediction, box with numbers to select name
Also published here 1967 49
George B. Anderson A Flash Prediction roll of paper unrolled on stage as prediction, name in telephone book, number
1968 42
Sam Schwartz Telephone Number Prediction
1972 357
Billy McComb We Go Mental different approaches, pages glued together, card inserted to select page
1972 87
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Telephone Book Test No. 304, telephone book page is torn up, center tear
1972 78
Nathan Stark Clipped! with paper clip, spectator puts clip in book, name in loop of clip is divined
1973
Magick (Issue 70)
347
John A. Novak Last Man on Earth
Related to 1975
Magick (Issue 123)
612
Joseph Dunninger Mind Power needle pin through page of book, last name and city are predicted
1975
Magick (Issue 130)
647
Alan Shaxon The Great Directory Test
Also published here 1976 26
Barrie Richardson One In A Million miscall and paper clip force
Related toVariations Dec. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4)
498
Robert Cassidy Beating the Book Test a book test with three phases and three different methods
  • The Pencil Point Prophecy
  • The Impromptu Impression
  • The Phone Book Finale
  • A Brief Diversion
1977 15
Leslie Anderson The Sixth Sign! telephone book test, three numbers written on three pieces of papers or formed into three digit number, see also p. 1160 for corrections
1979
Magick (Issue 229)
1141
The Printed Word No. 30, spectator cuts deck and takes two cards, values added and phone book opened on that page, 14-15 stack
1979 48
Frederick M. Shields The Man Who Saw Tomorrow with three telephone books
1981
Magick (Issue 281)
1401
Dr. Stanley Jaks Hinter meiner Tafel with number range force (using spectator's age) and three-way-out
Also published here
  • "Behind My Blackboard" (The Gen, May 1959)
Dec. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 4)
154
Bob Farmer Jadoo telephone book test with specially composed telephone directory
Jan. 1983
Epoptica (Issue 3)
170
Alan Shaxon Der grosse Telefonbuch-Test
Also published here 1983 13
Al Mann Wizard's Walk telephone book test over the phone, mathematical principle
Related to
  • "Arithmetical Whoopee" in Royal Vale Heath's "Math-E-Magic", 1953
1984 8
Robert Cassidy Phone Book Test I prediction of a name
1984 65
Robert Cassidy Phone Book Test II
1984 68
A Name in Millions No. 22, spectator looks at name in phone book, it is divined, bold
1985 45
Ned Rutledge Payola name from telephone book prediction, box with numbers to select name
Also published here Dec. 1987
Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 2)
95
Karl Fulves Unsolved Problems person from phone book chosen, that instant the phone rings an it is this person, posed as problem
1988
Interlocutor (Issue 48)
202
Karl Fulves The Two-Phone Trick two phone books, two spectators chose a name, they live on the same street, posed as problem
1988
Interlocutor (Issue 52)
261
Robert Lund Letters joke divination with Tulsa telephone directory
1988
Interlocutor (Issue 52)
263
Stephen Tucker Upper Right impromptu
1989
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 12)
2002
Diabelli Buchtest
1991 40
Thomas Alan Waters Hellaphone spectator choses a number on a telephone, name is divined, not real phone numbers, first published in "New Invocation" No. 31, 1986
1993
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Magazine Miscellanea)
441
Alan Shaxon Der grosse Telefonbuch-Test
Also published here 1994 14
Michael Weber Misdirectory phone number of business ads in phone book divined, two phases
1994
Ted Lesley My Telephone Directory Test three phases, with prediction finale, using a knife
Inspired by
  • Kurt Teichmann's "Telephone Directory Test"
1994 232
Gary Kurtz Effect #1 - A Simple, Straight-Forward Prediction four dice rolled in opaque plastic cups, all four numbers predicted
  • Additional Effects
    • Telephone Book Test
    • Check Burning Routine
1998 4
Barrie Richardson One in a Half Million miscall and paper clip force
Inspired byRelated to 1999 10
Paul Curry Out of This Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a book, first peek book in literature
Also published here 2001 153
Al Baker Any Telephone Book Test number adding
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
223
Al Baker The Number and Book Test numbers on billets in changing bag
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
224
Al Baker A Telemirakel ten cards from shuffled deck tabled in a row, random person called (really assistant) who names four cards, the cards corresponding with the last four digites of the phone number in the ten-card row are those cards
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic)
293
Al Baker With any Telephone Book Test
Also published here
  • marketed 1931
2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions)
595
Robert Cassidy The Jaxian Phone Book Test page is selected and name and number circled by spectator, then page is torn from book and name divined
Inspired by 2004 108
Karl Fulves Little Black Book page number chosen with playing cards, index of possible page numbers
2006
Prolix (Issue 1)
66
Joseph Dunninger, Doug Edwards Dunninger's Directory off-beat gimmick
2013 93
Tom Crosbie Telephonopathy or "The Little Black Book Test" knowing personal phone book by heart, names and corresponding numbers
Inspired by
  • Mel Mellers' "Business Cards Warm Up"
2013 8
Mike Caveney The Phome Book phone number prediction, using comedy prop foam book, hidden assistant
2013 151
Dr. Stanley Jaks Behind My Blackboard questionnaire adds up to a number which leads to a name in a telephone book, number is predicted on a blackboard
Also published here
  • "Behind My Blackboard" in "The Gen" May, 1959
2014 102
Christoph Borer Die Zeitungsvorhersage prediction printed in newspaper, chosen name from telephone book, different ideas for method and presentation
2018 143