307 entries in Light & Fire
  
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Unknown How to breathe fire out of your mouth The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 29
Unknown A merry Trick to make Sport in Company when pipe is lit it sounds like shots from a gun, prank with salpeter and sulfur Breslaw's Last Legacy 106
Unknown La Lampe Sympatique lamp can be blown out with a tube even when tube is pointed to other direction La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 41
Unknown How to terrify such as are entirely unacquainted with the Nature of Phosphorus writing and drawing on walls, glowing in the dark, lighting a match Breslaw's Last Legacy 96
Unknown The Bowls of Water and Bowls of Fire produced from a Shawl Modern Magic 371
Unknown Flash Handkerchief More Magic 227
Unknown Der moderne Phönix No. 3, card torn to pieces and burnt in a flash on a bowl, restored card underneath bowl Der Kartenkünstler 89
Unknown Die wandernden Points No. 32, number card in glass, covered with handkerchief, smoke travels into glass and pips travel onto handkerchief, chemical Der Kartenkünstler 36
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Licht dans Séances oder "mehr Licht" No. 3, candle blown out and lit again with only the fingers, repeat, hidden flame gimmick in hand or chemical method Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 20
Unknown Red Fire with chemicals Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 108
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Der animalische Transport No. 6, two birds travel from small glass box to cage Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 29
Unknown Ein Licht anzünden, ohne dessen Docht zu berühren No. 3, blowing out a candle an igniting a match by being only near the wick Der Amateurzauberer 158
Unknown Selbstverbrennung einer Karte und ihre Wiederherstellung No. 16, card placed on stand, burns on command, reappears in bottle that is broken to get it out, flap folding card in bottle Der Amateurzauberer 97
Unknown Flash Paper Card Der Amateurzauberer 72
Unknown Cardboard Figures Blow Out and Light a Candle non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 306
Charles Lang Neil The Art of Shadowgraphy fourteen pages The Modern Conjurer 371
W. J. Collins A Magical Explosive chemical Later Magic 60
Professor Ernst Watch Vanish in Flash Paper Later Magic 140
Unknown The Wedding Ring and Flag finger ring wrapped in flash paper vanishes, flag changes into flowers, flag with ring inside appears in covered glass Later Magic 204
Dr. Avon The Smoke Apparatus chemical Later Magic 55
Dr. Avon Dr. Avon's Glove Trick routine with gloves, sand frame, smoke apparatus, pull, ...Also published here
  • "Die Zauberwelt", Vol. 3, p. 166
Later Magic 385
l'Homme Masqué Magically Lighting a Candle or Cigarette gimmick on ring The Art of Magic 333
Carl Anderson, William G. Edwards Tricks of the Trade compilation of tips on:
1. painting metal
2. glueing cloth
3. table tops
4. painting tables
5. table tops
6. "Anderson Inlaid Top"
7. silk handkerchief quality
8. sheet brass
9. soft & hard brass
10. velvet
11. brass tubing
12. "lighted candle from pocket"
13. candle oil
14. servante for glass of water
15. thread
16. wax
The Art of Magic 289
Joseph Michael Hartz Card, Coin and Candle coin wrapped in paper vanishes, reappears in chosen card, piece of paper into piece of candleRelated toAlso published here Later Magic 686
Joseph Michael Hartz Card, Coin and Candle coin wrapped in paper vanishes, reappears in chosen card, piece of paper into piece of candleAlso published here Magical Titbits 145
Albert Fellows, Stanley Collins Bottled Sunshine longer routine, tissue paper bursts into in fire, hole is burnt in a playing card with a reading-glass, three candles catch alight, third candle begins to melt Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 90
Oswald Rae A Suggested Combination wand wrapped in newspaper, signed cigarette changes into wand and newspaper is crushed, cigarette later found inside a candleAlso published here
  • "A Suggested Combination" in "The British Ring"
Original Magic 45
Lu Brent Just a Shadow Performer stands behind a lit screen to cast a shadow, the Devil comes on stage to peel off the shadow, performer then disappears, Devil shown to be the performer (no method given, only the presentation) Novel Magic 41
Theodore Annemann Water to Light Bulb "Thoughts in General" The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 58
Jean Hugard Production of the First Thimble: Various Methods five ways to produce a single thimble in a dramatic manner, some involving fire/flash paper Thimble Magic 20
Unknown Hindu Fire Eating classic, stick with fire into mouth The Magic Annual for 1937 114
Unknown Fire-Eating routine with assistant and some byplay, relighting candle, candle bit off, smoke out of mouth, pole and ribbons from mouth, umbrella production The Magic Annual for 1937 107
Max Holden The Whole Art of Smoke Pictures blackening a plate with torch, then pictures are made by wiping out parts, longer write-up The Magic Annual for 1937 115
Robert Parrish The Flying Light Bulb bulb from lamp vanished, reappears lighted You'd be Surprised 59
Eddie Clever A Variation by Eddie Clever traveling light bulb You'd be Surprised 60
Unknown Pouring a Smoke pouring smoke from glass to glass The Magic Annual for 1937 15
Stuart Robson Magic Mix Up fire cracker vanishes and reappears (apparatus) The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 344
Roy Chapman A Practical Flashpot Greater Magic 875
Unknown Revealed by Fire name of selected card appears on card in flash of fire Greater Magic 226
Unknown Flash Paper recipe Greater Magic 874
Theodore Annemann Formula for making Colored Flashpaper The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 318
Lenz Glowing Embers eating fakir stunt The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 412
George Delaney A Magnetic Personality - magnetic/mesmerised cards
- buzzing sound when touching metal
- fire flash in the dark
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 61) 438
William Taylor Puzzle Lamps circuit of four light bulbs The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 421
Unknown A Silk Interlude silk vanishes in flash, actually flash paper The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 66
Franklin M. Chapman Crystal Gag Hollow Glass Ball, fills with smoke under silk Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2, No. 2) 4
Unknown Smoke Ball for Billiard Ball Vanish hollow ball with hole for smoke appearance The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 87
Howard Warringer The Flashing Fetish flashlight lights on it's own, also when batteries are removed, answers questionsInspired by
  • "The Flashing Fetish" in "Genii" March, 1938. P. 232.
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2, No. 9) 1
Abril Lamarque Match Gag gag in which match doesn't go out and is then put in pocket lightened The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 75) 498
Theodore Annemann Paper Burns by Itself phosphor spit on it The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 109) 652
Gordon R. McKenney Silk Gone Mad handkerchief to egg combined with handkerchief to light bulb The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 122) 713
Theodore Annemann Tip on Lighting Flash Paper The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 604
Martin Gardner Japanese Paper Bird bird fold that flaps its wings, application with flash paper and coin appearing from bird or traveling in birdInspired by
  • "Houdini's Paper Magic" (p. 117)
Related to
  • "Scientific Recreations" (Tissandier, 1881, French work)
After the Dessert 11
Bruce Elliott Force forcing an ace with a special lighter The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 21) 89
Syl Reilly Ghostly Card in the Dark card image appears in dark room, luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 373
Syl Reilly A Selected Word word appears as image in dark room, luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 375
Syl Reilly Spirit Answers word appears as image in dark room, luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 375
Edward Saint Spirit Lights under Test Conditions seance style, luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 383
Syl Reilly Date on a Borrowed Coin date appears as image in dark room, luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 375
Syl Reilly "Ghostlite" in the Dark Seance The Evil Eye, Spooky Lights, Apparitions of Spirit Articles, Ghostly Faces, Ectoplasm, Ghost Materialization, using luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 379
Earl Morgan Rising Flame flame from match floats up to light cigarette Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 15
Russel Walsh The Flash Card Stab deck wrapped in flash paperVariations Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 282
Robert A. Nelson Spirit Flashes in the Dark burning balls of red fire Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 18
Joan Brandon The Flaming Punch flame from liquid, piece for a magic bar routine My Best 292
James Upchurch Cold Fire - The Magic Torch fake blow torch, effects with cold fire (bulb of flash light), melting metal, boiling water and more Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 15
Joseph K. Schmidt Flash Paper Interlude flash appears, cigarette ignites palmed flash paper Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 6) 164
Herman L. Weber Namreh's "Electrick" handkerchief and bill are shot into a light bulb, apparatus My Best 337
Paul Curry I.O.U dime is wrapped with paper and in a flash the paper vanishes, coin transforms to a penny. Under the npenny is a little circle of paper "IOU 9ct"Related to My Best 161
Sid Lorraine A "Flash" Opener flash paper bill vanish My Best 320
Shaman Shaman's Lucifers two matchboxes, in one the matches are burnt, then they change places with the unburnt matches in the other matchboxRelated to
  • Stuart Robson's "Tips on Flashpaper"
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 83) 336
Milbourne Christopher Flowers from the Flame bouquet from flash of fire, one-handed production from sleeve Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 7) 172
Henry Weisl, Robert Greene Letters of Fire card value burns itself into paper stretched in a frame, paper index on back of cardsRelated to Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 6) 166
Unknown Flash Paper some information Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 23
Milbourne Christopher Christopher's Flaming Napkin paper napkin bursts into flames, using only little flash paper Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 23
L. Hopple, Ed. Prendergast Aladdin's Lamp handkerchief turns into lighted lamp Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 30
King Stevenson Card on Light Bulb electric light bulb, cards are sprung against the light bulb and the silhouette of the card appears on it The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 107) 432
Milbourne Christopher Colored Flash Paper uses for colored flash paper for: silk vanish, torn and restored tissue, silk to egg, lapel flower Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 8) 184
J. B. Bobo The Exploding Thimble vanish with sound effect Watch This One! 119
Billy McComb William's Hot Book flames from a bookRelated to The First Book of William 32
Billy McComb William Amid the Fakirs gazing at a match causing it to ignite The First Book of William 42
Billy McComb Assorted Gaglets of the William Brand gags with, thimbles, a mouse trap, a spring snake, with ropes, hair, light bulbs, coffee beans, diminishing cards, cracking a spectator's arm, dead ratVariations The First Book of William 37
Kenny Grosse Flashpaper idea The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 164) 658
Unknown How to make Flash Paper Principles and Deceptions 80
Jerry Hornak Producing two Flashes of Flame when lighting a cigarette Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 16
Harlan Tarbell Mysterious Firecrackers differend colored firecrackers change places Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 231
Dr. Stanley Jaks, Bruce Elliott Mortell selected card appears on a paper under skull, flash paperAlso published here The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 173) 692
Bob Hummer Hot Head with flash paper under cover of a hatAlso published here The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 174) 699
John Howie Pyromaniac with two paper matches and flash paper The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 175) 700
Jack Yeager "Flash" Cigarette in Handkerchief flash paper in thumb tip Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 16
Jack Chanin From the Private Files of Chanin paper napkin bursts into flame and restores again, three variations The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 194) 774
Bill Nord Ex-straw-dinary paper from a straw twists like a snake when water is dropped on it, then when touched with a cigarette it vanishes The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 234) 937
Leslie Spiewak Lucifer's Sleight as "Les Spewack", coin is produced in a flash, matchbox The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 234) 937
Dick Piser Piser's Flaming Boutonniere handkerchief changes into boutonniere in a flashRelated to The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 242) 969
Don Alan It's Flashy! sponge balls appear in a flash, with flash paper Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 5
Norman Jensen Cigarette on Flashpaper The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 257) 1029
Dick Piser Flash on the Glass piece of paper napkin bursts in flames and vanishes The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 264) 1056
Walter Essman Light(er) lighter gag, with fake lighter The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 264) 1056
Karrell Fox A Striking Interlude jokes with exploding match, chainsmoker and getting hump on back because of smoking Camel Kornfidentially Yours 14
Karrell Fox A Highlight gag with light Kornfidentially Yours 30
Karrell Fox Light's Out card to lightbulb, missing corner matches Kornfidentially Yours 18
Roy Benson Dollar Poof flash bill gag The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 306) 24
John Murray A Flash Gordon Stunt Flash Gordon them, Flash Paper The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 318) 80
Don Alan Flash String Ideas gags and ideas
- No.3 card is found with flash string and stripper deck
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 320) 87
Unknown Flash String Idea for cut and restored string The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 320) 88
Dick Piser In a Flash ball is wrapped in paper, paper is lighted with a match and changes into a silk The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 312) 51
Gaylord E. Hill Atomic Pearls Bit joke with explosive fireworks attached to cards The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 332) 138
Gaylord E. Hill Snappo Zippo! Zippo lighter snaps open and is lighted with a snapRelated to The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 331) 132
Don Alan Bits with Exploding Pellets gags with exploding pellets, loaded dice and exploding match Pretty Sneaky 37
Don Alan Flash String Ideas - with a coin box
- string puzzle
- deck is bound with flash string, cards fall performer holds selection
Pretty Sneaky 39
Bobby Bernard Flash Gypsy Thread after restoring the thread, it vanishes in a flame Magic in Miniature 5
Bobby Bernard Entertaining Close Up Magic. Demonstration Effect. Coin in Ball of Wool brief, with flash string Magic in Miniature 6
Bobby Bernard Original Close Up Magic. Demonstration Effect. Magic Music. brief, chosen tune on paper cannot be burnt Magic in Miniature 7
Tony Corinda (10) Spirit Lights small sparks of light, wire wool and battery Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda Novel Revelation of a Selected Word page is set on fire, everything burns down except a circle with the selected word Book Tests 212
Tony Corinda The Flames of Zor with flash paper and water Billets 194
Al Koran Inexplicable spectator writes city on a billet and a clipped with a bulldog clip, several more billets are introduced, when touched with a cigarette they vanish, except one on which the same city is noted as on the spectator's billet Billets 195
Bruce Elliott Pennysworth of Magic coin on Zippo lighter The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 352) 235
Bruce Elliott ZIP bill to lighter The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 352) 236
Unknown Idea for Ring on Wand gag, light bulb appearance under handkerchief as climax The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 360) 270
Hubert Lambert Phoenix Phantastique card is torn and put in napkin which is lighted, card it is reproduced in a flash The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 361) 271
Dr. Stanley Jaks Jaks Totenkopfexperiment name of card appears on piece of flash paper, with miniature skullAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 42
Gerald Bruning The Flash Silver and Copper silver and copper coin wrapped in flash paper in ash tray, lighted, copper penetrates ash tray The New Modern Coin Magic 471
Patrick Page To Vanish a Cigarette Lighter The Topit Handbook 7
Piet Forton The Popokatepetlpaper Produce dollar bill with flash paper Piet Forton Lecture Notes 7
Sam Lebeoff A Canticle candle does not extinguish underneath glass, but when it is removed The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 3) 233
Len Gardner Mad Money One, Five and Ten dollar bills borrowed and dropped in glasses, One and Five dollar bills vanish in flame and reappear folded inside Ten dollar bill, see p. 289 for referenceRelated to
  • suggestion by John Hudak on p. 314
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 12) 287
Art Spring Divining Cup numbered slips with information written by spectators in cup, performer divines contents, slips secretly burned via flash paper The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 12) 367
Roy Walton Devilish Die die wrapped in flash paper is rolled, paper burned, rolled number counted down to, card predicted on paper piece underneath dieRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio) 383
Marvyn Roy Spook Light small flash light is dropped in a bottle, starts to move The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 14) 68
Walter B. Gibson Ashes of the Phoenix burnt and restored paper The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 16) 77
Gerald Kosky Up in Flames several pieces of paper, marked "fire proof" and one "up in flames", that paper burns when touched with a match The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 34) 168
Al Portwood Thought Picture ghost photo à la Ted Serious, index of selection appears, fake camera The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 20) 97
Peter Warlock Flash Paper and Silks two blue silks with yellow silk in between bundled up, flash paper changes into yellow silk, between blue silks is now flash paper Dingle's Deceptions 10
Wilfrid Jonson Swindles comedy patter about swindles, silk vanishes and reappears, paper fold vanish of coin with flash paper, coin reappears in orange, borrowed watch vanishes and does not reappear with gag, see also p. 565 and p. 585Inspired by
  • a monologue by G. W. Hunter in an early Wizard or Magic Wand issue
Also published here
  • "Swindles" (Thayer's Trick Of The Month Club, Series 2, No. 10, April 1933)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 8) 529
Robert (Bob) Hess Flame Test two paper slips, on one the spectator draws a demonic symbol, this vanishes in a flash The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 11) 653
Carl Newton Inspiration from the French two cards selected from ten-card packet, cards in row on card stand and a piece of tissue in front of each, tissue touched with cigarette, bright flashes at selectionsRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 5) 603
Unknown ¿Fuma Ud. Boligrafos? smoking a pen, with a match Aprenda Ud. Magia 21
Amedeo Vacca Flash Teatro fire flashs appear in the hands, opening Amedeo's Continental Magic 18
Karl Fulves Something Bright "Problems", green light bulb in handkerchief lights and turns red when held over selected card, posed as problem, see p. 874 for credit information The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 1) 820
Paul Curry IOU quarter is wrapped with paper and in a flash the paper vanishes, coin transforms to a nickel. Under the nickel is a little circle of paper "IOU 20ct" Paul Curry Presents 25
Amedeo Vacca, Milbourne Christopher Flash-X pieces of paper in spectator's hand, Xs drawn on other pieces, the vanish in fire, Xs now on pieces in spectator's hand Amedeo's Continental Magic 33
Patrick Page 3. Lighter through Table with a Miller- HoldoutAlso published here Ten Thoughts on Close-Up 3
Faucett Ross Fountain of Silks Lots of silks are produced Magic With Faucett Ross 45
Jerry Mentzer I. O. U. silver dollar wrapped in paper, ignited, flash, giant penny remains with an "I.O.U. 99 cent" noteInspired by
  • trick by Pete Watt from MAES Convention, 1971
Super Cents 20
Jim Alfredson Mind Flare flash in hand, with lighter The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 138) 688
Karl Fulves Chink-a-Chink Ideas puzzle pieces gather and assemble themselves, different versions, no methods given The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. Close-Up Folio #5) 929
Jan Heins, Carl Lauchli Firewater gag, with a lighter a burst of flame comes from a half empty drink Pabular (Vol. 3, No. 4) 343
Jock Crombie A Gag From Crombo lighter gag Pabular (Vol. 2, No. 11) 280
Al Mann Dinner Table Yoga playing with a burning cotton ball, eventually eating it Mental-Ettes 10
Eddie Fields Spongeball Climax Spongeballs burst into flames The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 73
David Berglas Flash Magic on pyro flash material The David Berglas File No. 1 11
David Berglas Match Replay paper is ignited with blown out match, then paper is blown out and match burns again The David Berglas File No. 1 13
David Berglas F-L-A-S-H! fire flash appears, apparently strong drink, using cigarette to ignite flash paper The David Berglas File No. 1 15
David Berglas Flick-Flash shooting a fire ball through the room, flash paper ball The David Berglas File No. 1 17
Jerry Mentzer Matchbook to Silk Second Lecture 1
Karrell Fox Tarzan Rope Trick with a "Flashy" Finish rope cut in half, knotted together, knot ignited and it burns away in a flash Clever.... Like a Fox 135
Karrell Fox Hot Flashes center fold in Playboy magazine with "bunny" picture gos up in flames Clever.... Like a Fox 195
Erwin Schussel Psi-Q chosen one of three lighters is made to not work anymore The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 167) 832
Eric Mason Cubism card is burnt into flash cube Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 1) 458
Danton Voodoo Doll voodoo doll in box, body part is pierced by spectator, five pellets are contacted with lighter and four disappear in a flame, written on the fifth is the selected body part The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 171) 851
Fred Robinson, Mark Weston, Tommy Wonder Where There's Smoke pencil gag, magnetic (Mark Weston)
flame of a lighter and handkerchief (Jos Bema / Tommy Wonder)
Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 5) 514
Fred Robinson, Bob Hamilton Where There's Smoke - bar bet with a match box
- matchbox and coin, divine if heads or tails, stooge
- match in hand, matchbox balanced on back of the hand, box is tossed and match ignited
- remove flame from lighter to light cigarette, gag
Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 10) 588
Karrell Fox, Fred Robinson, Martin Breese, Fred Snooks Where There's Smoke - smoking thumb, by inhaling smoke of a match (sent in by Martin Breese)
- smoke a matchbox
- split a burning match to give fire
- extinguish a match by blowing in the opposite sleeve, paper match (Karrel Fox)
- joke, matches and water (Fred Snooks)
Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 11) 603
John Cornelius Fireworks "Curiosities"
lit match is placed behind back and comes out out (gag), then in repeat it comes out lit again
The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1181
Paul Fox Cashing a Cheque paper transforms into bill in flash Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 144
Van Cleve Curse of Darkness "Curiosities"
candle is lighted, flame shrinks to glow and expands again
Also published here
  • "Curse of Darkness" (Van Cleve, Weird Magic)
The Chronicles (Issue 15) 1211
Stephen Minch The Eye of Alhazred chosen symbol appears chemically on paper, with fireAlso published here Lovecraftian Ceremonies 11
Stephen Minch Pickman's Model stain appears on table under statue, then statue moves and disappearsAlso published here Lovecraftian Ceremonies 16
Michael Ammar Signed Bill in Lightbulb Also published here The Command Performance - Premier Issue 21
Karl Fulves More Real more ideas with the paper animation idea, flash paper application, fortune telling fish Interlocutor (Issue 43) 170
Bob Hummer Hot Head with flash paper under cover of a hatAlso published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 2
Bob Hummer Take Your Hat Off same as Hot Head, not explained (1944)Also published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 23
Stephen Tucker Kodek rising card from case, with Spell-Binder (Vol. 1, No. 4) 68
Al Mann Pyro-Sorcery newspaper starts burning by willpower, eight methods The Shattered Chalice 1
Unknown Arrested Oxidation paper does not burn until performer wants to The Shattered Chalice 5
Paul Harris Heart Burn corner of card stroken on match-book, ignites and burnsAlso published here Close-up Fantasies Finalé 99
Al Mann The Ghost Bullet gimmick for shattering glasses or light bulps The Shattered Chalice 9
Paul Brignall Micky. microphone on radio, cable / wire cut and restored Spell-Binder (Vol. 1, No. 10) 178
David Ben Holy Smoke rolled flash paper becomes cigarette, two half dollars appear and change into bill Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 1) 972
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Cinders several paper balls, on is selected, the other are out of flash paper and are burned, the selected one has a prediction written on it A Boon for All Seasons 29
George Schindler Flaming Assembly small Rubik's cube solves itself when covered in flash paper and ignited, switch The Magic of the Cube 15
Wayne Dobson Chain Reaction ring appears on chain, with flash paper Spell-Binder (Vol. 2, No. 16) 300
David Britland Shocker paper burns in a flash and becomes a coin Spell-Binder (Vol. 2, No. 17) 329
Paul Brignall Whoooooosh!!! joke for vanishing cigarette, flash paper Spell-Binder (Vol. 2, No. Special #1 (Summer)) 47
Richard Tuckerman Torn and Restored Paper flash paper Spell-Binder (Vol. 2, No. 20) 391
Stephen Tucker Zap small piece of paper is put in cloths pin and ignited, a coin appears in a flash, see also p. 388 for comments by Phil GoldsteinRelated to Spell-Binder (Vol. 2, No. 16) 308
Meir Yedid Production of a Coin with Flash Paper Close-Up Hallucinations 12
John Cornelius, Meir Yedid Flash Cigarette Papers Close-Up Hallucinations 21
John Carney Crystal Flash crystal inside handkerchief lights up over selection Carney Knowledge 52
Unknown Fingertip Ghosts No. 20, luminous paint 101 Psychic Tests 6
Unknown Diabolical Eyes No. 21, light shoots from eyes of medium in dark seance room 101 Psychic Tests 7
Unknown Luminous Eyes No. 22, eyes on poster glow in the dark, luminous paint 101 Psychic Tests 7
Unknown Fireworks No. 14, orange peeling squeezed over flame 101 Psychic Tests 6
Al Mann Fireballs No. 17, in dark seance room 101 Psychic Tests 6
Al Mann Causing Beutifull Explosions in the Seance Room No. 25, glowing bubbles explode when set on fire 101 Psychic Tests 7
Al Mann Card Location No. 15, selection is found by holding it over a flame and little fireworks is seen 101 Psychic Tests 6
Unknown The Tongues of Hades No. 91, flames are seen in dark seance room 101 Psychic Tests 26
Michael Ammar Flash Coins coins appear in pyro flashes, with lighterAlso published here Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6, No. 11) 841
Joseph Dunninger Into the Air Method 8 (with flash paper) Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 15
Michael Ammar Flash Coins three coins appear from flame of lighter, then lighter changes into fourth coin, topitAlso published here Encore III 11
Stephen Tucker Soul Searcher contract with devil, vanishes in flames, gagRelated to Spell-Binder (Vol. 3, No. 27) 531
Pascal Monmoine Flashy glass through table idea, flash paper Spell-Binder (Vol. 3, No. 29) 558
Eddie Taytelbaum, Stephen Tucker Flash of Light collection of ideas
- for the rising card, two cards rise aligned (Taytelbaum)
- card changes while removing rubber band from wrist (Taytelbaum)
- Miracle Aces, to produce a Full House (Tucker)
- rope restoration with flash paper (Tucker)
- rope vanish idea (Tucker)
Inspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 2, No. 24) 455
Jan Torell Die Ghost-Tube und der besondere Dreh handkerchief production with ghost tube, way to apparently show both sides, with flash light Rund um den Zaubertisch 38
Dick Koornwinder Magicube revisited tip on releasing flash cube as addition to photographic coin routine Diverting Kreations 12
Unknown The Flame Thru the Hanky flame of lighter is moved around handkerchief, no harm Magic from the Parade #1 6
Pascal Monmoine On Flash Thread ideas and gags Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 6) 1236
Roy Cottee The Hole(y) Tearer routine with paper napkin
- hole torn in center, torn out piece is smaller than hole
- both rolled up and bigger ball vanishes when lit
- match vanishes and found in smaller ball
Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 115
Jerry Mentzer Glitter Ring borrowed finger ring crushed to dust, reappears when flash paper is burned Magic with Finger Rings 58
Steve Beam Camera Tricks FISM Flash gag The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 155
Steve Beam Flash Finale flames from coin purse, as a finale to The Thing, gag The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 196
Karl Fulves The Shadow No. 40, cut-out of dog head with eyes closed, put in envelope, shadow seen, eyes suddenly open and are really open when taken out Self-Working Paper Magic 73
Michael Ammar Lighter Vanish topit The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 5 36
Wayne Kyzer Night Writer prediction, blank card, writing is seen with flashlight, see also p. 264 for additional ideas by Phillip Young The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 14) 240
John Kennedy Haunted Candle Flame candle flame travels around Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1, No. 8) 18
Gary Hipp Scorcher match burns and apparently performer forgets it, it burns without burning the fingers The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 19) 323
Stephen Minch The Silver Key key turns on hand, then on spectator's hand, the key on chain swings by itself over selected disk, then key is wrapped in paper and vanishes in flash of fireAlso published here The Three Faces of Steve 31
Wayne Kyzer Over Lightly gag, anti-smoking, lighter transforms into small sign The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 17) 285
Patrick Page Penetrating Lighter through tableAlso published here The Pull Book 50
Karrell Fox The "Flasher" flash cube flashes without touching it, FISM Flash My Latest Book 81
Asako Suda Cane from Fireball New Magic Of Japan 43
Karl Fulves Sparky spark-plug releases sparks in hand, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 52) 261
Karrell Fox A "Hot" Item trade show presentation for flaming book My Latest Book 128
John Cornelius Flash Appearance of a Cigarette flash paper is lit and transforms into cigarette, paper to bill as variationAlso published here Creative Secrets No. 1 2
Karrell Fox Half and Half flash dollar bill transforms into two half dollars when ignited in a flash My Latest Book 23
Gary Kurtz Smoker routine with cigarettes and a lighter, cigarette rises from pack, lighter appears and changes into squirting lighter, finally lit cigarette turns into chewing gum Continuations ... Departures 2 5
Gary Kurtz Maybe I Won't Smoke After All "comedy of errors", routine with cigarettes and a lighter, cigarette rises from pack, lighter appears and changes into squirting lighter, finally lit cigarette turns into chewing gum Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 20
Patrick Page Impromptu gag, producing lighter from purse frame The Purse Frame 11
Patrick Page For the Smoker cigarette and lighter are produced from purse frame The Purse Frame 13
Dai Vernon Cashing a Check check is torn, burned in flash, changes to bill The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 156
Gary Kurtz Flash Glitter Finale finale for coin routine, coins are wrapped in paper, paper is ignited and they vanish in a flash of fire, leaving a shower of glitter Continuations and Departures 20
Wayne Kyzer Hot Handed hands rubbed together, smoke appears, opener gag The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 31) 550
Rocco Silano Explosive Impact plastic explosive cap for toy gun is tossed up and stabbed in midair with a pocket knife, the cap explodes The Minotaur (Vol. 2, No. 1) 7
Rocco Silano Fire and Ice: The Formal Presentation cotton burned in flash, ice produced from flame, sleeving If it fits... Sleeve it! 45
Rocco Silano Shaken, Not Stirred cotton touched to lips and then burned in flash, to prove that gasoline was drunk, gag If it fits... Sleeve it! 48
Rocco Silano Flash Paper Ring on Cigarette method to produce fire from cigarette If it fits... Sleeve it! 51
Rocco Silano Funkenring Tip "Trio of Tips" If it fits... Sleeve it! 52
Ken Simmons A Flashy Change prediction on paper is wrong, paper changes into selected card in flashInspired by
  • "Flash Card Production" (Dick Piser/Harry Lorayne, Flash Paper Tips)
Finally! 15
Alexander de Cova, Philippe Socrate Thanks to Socrate cigarette lighter lapping routine with body servante Horizons 27
Rocco Silano Fire and Ice: The Informal Presentation filter of cigarette removed and a piece burned, it changes to solid plastic, another piece burns in a flash and ice is produced from flash If it fits... Sleeve it! 47
Alexander de Cova, Philippe Socrate Thanks to Socrate cigarette lighter lapping routine with body servante Das Buch zur Body-Servante 23
Michael Ammar Lighter Vanish topit The Magic of Michael Ammar 212
Michael Weber Flame Thrower improvised flash divice, flame thrower Life Savers 92
Michael Ammar Signed Bill in Light Bulb Also published here The Magic of Michael Ammar 193
Vanni Bossi The Ring into the Light Bulb Vanni Bossi NEW Lecture Notes 20
Gary Kurtz Flash Glitter Finale coins wrapped in (flash) paper disappear Prinzipien in der Praxis 45
Alexander de Cova, Philippe Socrate Thanks to Socrate cigarette lighter lapping routine with body servante Ein Profi packt aus... 151
John Scarne Traveling Flame flame taken off lighter and tossed back, credit information, lighter covered with silk and use of Storm King lighters Rigmarole (Issue 5) 53
Scotty York The Scotty York Light Bulb - History and Development of the Bulb For Your Eyes Only 91
Scotty York Construction Details for the Original Scotty York Light Bulb For Your Eyes Only 96
Scotty York Assembly, Testing, and Adjustment of the Scotty York Light Bulb For Your Eyes Only 103
Scotty York The Scotty York Handling & Presentation of the Light Bulb bulb in handkerchief, different packets on table, location of selection with bulb For Your Eyes Only 109
Fred Kaps The Fred Kaps' Handling of the Scotty York Lamp For Your Eyes Only 116
Muneo Yokoi Flying Small Card Card selected and lost in mini deck of cards. A lighter is lit, a huge flame is produced, lighter transforms into the mini selected card Volum 5 Lecture Note 18
Sveroni Das Tuch in der Taschenlampe spectator holds flashlight and performer holds a handkerchief, suddenly flashlight stops working and handkerchief transforms into battery, silk is found in flashlight Typisch Sveroni 25
Chad Long Flash Vanish coin vanishes as fire is tossed onto it The Lost Cheesy Notebooks - Volume Two 5
Karrell Fox Fantom Fire performer can make paper napkin flash when touched with cigarette, spectators cannot Much Ado About Something 26
Karrell Fox A "Flashy" Logo flash paper on board, company name appears in flash, trade show Much Ado About Something 92
Karl Fulves Glowing Crystals "Unsolved Mysteries"
getting a crystal to glow, posed as a problem
The Fine Print (Issue 4) 77
Paul Harris Heartburn corner of card stroken on match-book, ignites and burnsAlso published here The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Close-up Fantasies Finale) 65
Mark Garetz, Al Koran Persistence of Thought with camera flash unitInspired by Virtual Foolery 12
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Bonfire matches in shot glass start to burn by themselves, chemicalRelated to
  • "The Art of Eddie Joseph"
Ah-ha! 60
Karl Fulves Heat Rises tinfoil gets hot on spectator's hand, voodoo type presentationRelated to Underworld (Issue 5) 65
Unknown The Wrap Stab deck wrapped in newspaper or flash paper The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 14
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Flashpack flash paper ignited, deck appears in flame Ah-ha! 47
Karl Fulves Blow Out "Unsolved Mysteries"
candle in glass, lit candle outside, blowed on glass, outside candle goes out and other one is now lit, posed as a problem
The Fine Print (Issue 9) 268
Joshua Jay Matchbox Restoration Matchbox gimmick used to restore torn card, vanish, produce or shrink a cardAlso published here A Teen's Routines 42
Steve Mayhew Cut Myself on Angel's Hair and Baby's Breath producing a flower from flash paper Impressing Jodie Foster 7
Joshua Jay Matchbox Restoration Matchbox gimmick used to restore torn card, vanish, produce or shrink a cardAlso published here Magic Atlas 119
Karl Fulves Any Transpo any two small borrowed items are put in two different pockets and transpose The Fine Print (Issue 10) 315
Paul Curry IOU quarter is wrapped with paper and in a flash the paper vanishes, coin transforms to a nickel. Under the nickel is a little circle of paper "IOU 20ct" Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 321
John Cornelius Flashes flash paper ideas The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 99
John Cornelius A Smoke for Old Scratch flash paper to cigaretteAlso published here The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 99
John Cornelius My Card, Sir flash paper to business card, back palm The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 100
John Cornelius Hot Silver flash paper to coin The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 101
John Cornelius Fanning the Flames flash paper to automatic card fan The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 102
John Cornelius The IncrediBill Routine Bill Change routine The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 129
David Berglas Regulite spectator thinks of an object on the table, then he holds to wires from a lamp and choses a light bulb and when concentrates on his object, the lamp lights up, eventually the object vanishes from the table and is fount inside the light bulb The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 109
Daniel Garcia No Smoking Unburnt match reattaches onto matchbook filled with burnt matches, smoke produced from mouth Next 2
Jay Sankey Revival Make light bulb held at fingertips suddenly flash brightly Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Amazing Tricks) 30
Jay Sankey Voodoo Card signed and lost in deck, a white index card is folded in quarters and selected card is found folded in the deck. Then corner of selected card is burnt, and index card is found to be burnt in the corner too Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Amazing Tricks) 25
Jay Sankey A Match By Any Other Name... Lit match used to set all the matches in a matchbook on fire. Original match is restored, and then whole matchbook is restored to original condition Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Memorable Images) 11
Eric Mead A Fine Howdy Do lighter produced, flame turns to quarter, switches with copper in spectator's hand Tangled Web 9
Vanni Bossi Light Bulb ala Die Box light bulb travels, including how to make a light bulb shell Lecture Notes Las Vegas 2007 9
Robert E. Neale Phoenix Fold flash paper into a bird, vanish it with fire (with weird "animation" sequence in the middle that is just the magician openly tapping on the bird) This Is Not a Book 376
Oliver Meech Flaming Voodoo Paper held by performer bursts into flames The Plot Thickens 64
Sveroni Tee Recycling tea bag is destroyed and all parts put in little envelope where tea bag is served, thread is ignited and it transforms back to tea bag, envelope is empty and torn and restores as a climaxRelated to ... oder so! 10
Stephen Minch The Eye of Alhazred chosen symbol appears chemically on paper, with fireAlso published here The Book of Forgotten Secrets 35
Stephen Minch Pickman's Model stain appears on table under statue, then statue moves and disappearsAlso published here The Book of Forgotten Secrets 45
Daniel Garcia No Smoking Unburnt match vanishes and travels into matchbook (attached inside), disappears under smoke produced from mouth Limited 20
Oliver Meech Bike Light Card appears rolled up in battery compartment mini torchlight that was previously working (D'lite) Plot Twists 12
John Houdi Burning Things on Stage tip to avoid failing lighter Vortex 172
Tom Stone Light Bulb & Lampshade Idea Vortex 157
John Carney, Roberto Giobbi Flash Production of a Sponge Ball Related to Secret Agenda (Issue June 11) 174
Roberto Giobbi, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Lyophilized Money burnt white paper transforms into bill, then into higher denomination bill, inspired by Robert-Houdin's "La pièce fusible" Secret Agenda (Issue Aug 21) 250
Tom Stone Tesla's Knot cut and restored cable Maelstrom 131
Peter Newcombe A Flashy Gag flash in the pan joke Magic Page by Page 285
Patrick Page OOOOOOOHH! candle and flash paper, gag Magic Page by Page 293
Patrick Page Smoke Signals packet is ignited and flash and smoke appears Magic Page by Page 295
Patrick Page The Davenport Deception deck is face up on table, a coin is placed on the top card and flash paper is ignited on the coin, the card under coin changes Magic Page by Page 54
Patrick Page Lighter Thru Table with a holdoutAlso published here Magic Page by Page 188
Karl Fulves Nite Lite "Unexplained"
light bulb smashed, pieces on fan, egg on fan until bulb is restored and lights up, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 10) 679
Rob Testa Forensic Specialist on wrong card appears name of selection with UV light, then changes into card Seventeen Secrets - Volume 2 46
Christian Scherer Die verschwindende Birne light bulb vanish, magic bandana presentation in german, double meaning of "Birne" (pear / light bulb) Schlaglichter 365
Dr. Stanley Jaks Mortell selected card appears on a paper under skull, flash paperAlso published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 195
Roberto Giobbi Opener for a Card Session cased deck, pyro flash, changes into fan, posed as problem Hidden Agenda (Issue Sep 10) 261
Asi Wind Torn, Marked, Stabbed, Crumpled, Burned & Restored Page page is torn from a magazine and a word selected by randomly sticking a pin in that page, the page is burned and reappears crumpled back in the book, with a hole in the chosen word and burned edges, printed flash paperInspired by Repertoire 87