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Charles T. Jordan Diabolical Transposition two thought cards across with two decks, stacked, siamesa
VariationsAlso published here The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 22
Al Baker A Card and A Number number free, card forced from a second deck
Variations The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 76
Theodore Annemann Locatrik location with two keys and two outs, Gemini Twins precursor
Variations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 39) 262
Stuart P. Cramer Les Cartes par Hasard card thought of from the middle while riffled, multiple out after dealing into four piles
Inspired by The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 182
Norman Ashworth Before your Eyes message on slate becomes name of selection when wiping over it, idea by Charles Nyquist on page 270
Related toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 203
Unknown Divining Deck chosen card indicates position of selection
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 191
Michael F. Zens Quadruple Poker Trick
Related toVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 369
Jack Gwynne Gwynne's Speller every value is spelled out from full deck, stack
Related toVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 61
Unknown By Means of the Fan Spread a. Raising a Neat Fan
b. Raising a Ragged Fan
c. Spreading on the Table
d. Displaying a Reverse Fan
Variations Greater Magic 336
M. Jules Dhotel A New Top Card Production card pushed out and pivoted upwards behind deck
Related toVariations More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 25
Unknown The Twenty-Sixth Location get-ready trick to get key in center, spelling
Related toVariations Expert Card Technique 397
Paul LePaul There It Is! visual thing, drawing on Dover Reprint..., for credit information see references
Related toVariationsAlso published here Expert Card Technique 167
Bob Hummer Face Up Prediction spectator and performer turn cards over in the deck, number of reversed cards is predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here Half-A-Dozen Hummers 4
Walter B. Gibson Perplexity two cards in twenty card packet at unknown positions change place (more or less)
Related to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 88) 553
Francis Carlyle Carlyle's Card idea by Fred Braue on page 214, see reference, for credit information see also "Informant" reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 196
Warren Wiersbe Numerical Discovery
Variations Action with Cards 12
E. D. Wolff Mind Testing Deck
Variations My Best 152
Vynn Boyar An Amusing Interlude wine visibly vanishes from glass, when it is raised to the lips
Variations My Best 291
Unknown Pop Up top half flies to table, selection appears
Variations Early Marlo (Issue Marlo's Discoveries) 50
Bert Fenn, Neal Elias 10-6-9-4 four values are counted to, aces found, inspired by Stanley Collins trick from "A Conjuring Melange"
Variations Show Stoppers with Cards 6
George G. Kaplan The "Stop!" Fan Discovery fan force
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Fine Art of Magic 69
Unknown Enlarging and Diminishing Cards classic fan technique
Related to The Royal Road to Card Magic 276
Unknown The Tantalizer twenty-second position and packet dealing
Related toVariations The Royal Road to Card Magic 112
Dr. Jacob Daley The Mathematical Card Trick No. 33, Two cards selected from shuffled deck, deck split into two, when dealt down, both cards turn up at the same time
Variations Scarne on Card Tricks 59
Stewart James James's Miracle No. 72, two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers
Related toVariations Scarne on Card Tricks 132
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Key key balanced on finger turns over
Related toVariations The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 246) 984
Bill Simon "Touch" Retouched ungaffed, one card
Variations Effective Card Magic 148
Unknown, T. O'Connor Sloane The Mysteries of Nine Number forces using the number nine (e.g. 1089), includes variation by T. O'Connor Sloane using money
Related to Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 163
Bert Allerton The Jumping Flower paper napkin flower jumps from lapel to lapel, thread
Variations The Close-Up Magician 55
Dai Vernon "Picking off the Pip"
Related toVariations Inner Secrets of Card Magic 47
Dai Vernon Jumbo Surprise a Card becomes a Jumbo Card when turned over on the table
Variations Inner Secrets of Card Magic 38
Dai Vernon The Optical Move
Related to Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 21
Paul Curry The Joker Knows spectator selects a card, which a vanishes and appears in the card case
Variations Magician's Magic 116
Chan Canasta Oops 9: Look out for a number 1089 force, prediction is 6801 on the page, must flip upside down to reveal prediction
Related to Book of Oopses 20
Dai Vernon Pure Mathematics two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers
Related to Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 99
Fred G. Taylor Curious Count broken count force
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 210
Dai Vernon Curious Count II covering cases 2 to 5
Inspired byVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 239
Harry Lorayne Snap!
Related toVariations HEX! 25
Karl Fulves Even Money Proposition spectator is given pairs of red and black cards, he guesses all colors correctly, see p. 289 for reference, p. 292 for comments by George McLean & George Blake
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 257
Charles Brent Fate pair of mates revealed by counting down to numbers rolled with dice, in second trick spot cards indicated number on die
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 290
Roy Walton The Karl Le Fong Trick two cards noted by throwing three dice, cards change places
Related toVariations The Devil's Playthings 16
John Hamilton Eyes of the Gods two spectators with half the deck each chose a card, spectators deal through deck and performer announces first card, second card spelled to
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 10) 351
Lin Searles Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted and four Aces on top of discard piles, see also p. 486 for comment by Charles Hudson
Inspired byRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 430
Roy Walton Demi Demon mates are found
Variations Cardboard Charades 24
Eddie Fechter A Fechter Force packet cutting timing force with out
Variations Card Cavalcade 45
Richard Himber Try this for Size off beat prediction of position 14 3/4
Related toAlso published here
  • "Try This For Size" (Richard Himber, MUM, Sep. 1969)
The Living End 62
Karl Fulves Odds on Favorite betting game in which a reversed card is part of a same-colored pair or not
Related to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 79
Paul Curry A Swindle Of Sorts see also Bruce Bernstein's "Eat at Joe's"
Related toVariations Paul Curry Presents 7
George Sands Lucky 13 prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until only one card remains
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1035
Rick Johnsson Raisin' Rabbits sponge rabbit vanishes and only leaves some dung in form of raisins
Related to Practical Impossibilities 75
Jerry Andrus Back Jog Turnover top cards pivot with one hand, for reversing the cards
Variations Andrus Card Control 27
Mark Weston Splitz double backer is put in the center of the deck, the cards next to it are removed and the double backer split in two normal cards, the cards match the other two cards
Related to Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 11) 433
Edward Marlo More Miracle Card Changes different variations (including tabled)
Related toVariationsAlso published here Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 149
Edward Marlo The 312 Second Stack
Related toAlso published here Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 314
Steve Beam Purse Appearance one-handed using purse palm
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 37
Steve Beam 2-3-3 Illusion two coins change into 3, optical illusion presentation
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 38
Steve Beam The Okito Box general comments
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 41
Steve Beam Toss Out Steal as coins are dumped out
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 42
Steve Beam Swivel Bottom Move
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 43
Steve Beam Toss Out Color Change
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 43
Steve Beam Toss Out Change/Switch with Okito Box
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 44
Steve Beam Change Box half dollar shaken in Okito Box, when tossed out it changes into 2 quarters
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 45
Steve Beam Topless Bottom Switch switching two boxes
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 45
Steve Beam Four Copper, Four Silver four coins change at once
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 46
Steve Beam, Harvey Rosenthal Box Change box changes color as well, using Rosenthal move from his lecture notes
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 47
Steve Beam Nest of Box marked coin from hand to box
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 48
Steve Beam Hand and Box Transposition
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 48
Steve Beam One Coin Thru through coin box
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 49
Steve Beam Optional Part II coin from hand to box
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 49
Steve Beam Coins to Box four coins one by one
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 50
Steve Beam Another Paddle Move with Coins
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 54
Steve Beam Modified Salem Switch
Related to Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 54
Steve Beam Pumpkin Seed Diminish coin visibly shrinks to miniature coin
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 55
Steve Beam Through the Hand through back of hand into glass
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 55
Steve Beam Nest Egg marked coin to egg
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 59
David Roth Pop Outs tabled production under finger tip
Related toVariations CoinMagic 20
Steve Beam Introduction
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 1
Steve Beam "Thanks-Given" thanking Rhett Bryson, Keith Breen, Jeff White, Phillip Young, Don Morris
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 60
Steve Beam Light and Dark Switch "This is a good alternative for The Bobo Switch"
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 4
Don Morris, Steve Beam Modified Copper/Silver Toss
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 6
Steve Beam Thumbs Up Switch table edge, lapping
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 6
Steve Beam In a Pinch stealing one of several into Tenkai Pinch, one-handed
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 6
Steve Beam Flipped Out coin switched as it is picked up and flipped in air, one-handed
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 8
Steve Beam Copper/Silver Flipped Out (transformation) use of previous switch
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 10
Steve Beam Drawback one half dollar under each hand, they travel under one hand, in repeat change into dollar
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 11
Steve Beam Drawback and Nothing variation of previous trick with vanish finale, tabled
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 13
Steve Beam Delayed Table Transit one half dollar under each hand, they travel under one hand
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 13
Keith Breen, Steve Beam Two Cards, Two Coins transposition underneath two cards
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 14
Steve Beam Chinese-A-Chinese coins stick to hand
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 15
Steve Beam Copper/Copper/Copper/Silver coin changes when tossed to hand
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 17
Steve Beam Change Purse lapping
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 18
Steve Beam Foreign Coins two coins transform into American coins, ends clean
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 20
Steve Beam Spellbound Again
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 22
Steve Beam Dime and Penny dime changes into American penny, edge grip
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 25
Steve Beam The Pancake Coin very thin coin, shaved
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 26
Steve Beam Polish Heads or Tails coin covered, performer can uncover coin and always win, using Pancake Coin
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 26
Steve Beam Heads or Heads demonstration of controlled coin flip, using Pancake Coin
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 27
Steve Beam Through the Table with glass and single coin, coin seen halfway in table, using Pancake Coin
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 27
Steve Beam Susan B. head on coin changes, using Pancake Coin
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 28
Steve Beam Push Thru Dollar coin visibly penetrates cased deck, all cards have holes except selection, using Pancake Coin
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 29
Steve Beam Number One "Doing it by the Numbers", coin changes into small metal number 1
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 33
Steve Beam Like One coin changes into small metal number 1
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 33
Steve Beam Nothing Left coin changes into small metal number 0
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 33
Steve Beam German Coins German coin changes into small metal number 9
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 33
Steve Beam Nine to Six transformation routine with small metal numbers
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 33
Steve Beam Rattle Wand coin from wand
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 34
Steve Beam Show Three, Throw Four three coins become 4
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume I 35
Steve Beam Introduction
Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 1
Steve Beam Introduction to the Heavywork Card Series
The Changing of the Cards 2
Steve Beam Introduction
The Changing of the Cards 3
Steve Beam Bottoms Up coin through bottom of glass
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 5
Steve Beam "Thanksgiven"
The Changing of the Cards 39
Steve Beam Muscular Coins through Table using marked coin and glass
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 6
Steve Beam Vacuum Glass coin vanishes and reappears in glass that is "sealed" between the palms
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 6
Steve Beam Pleasant Under Glass glass upside down on table, coin visually penetrates into glass from top
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 7
Steve Beam The Coin Star using wand or pen
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 9
Steve Beam The Complete Coin Vanish Attachment sleeving for shirt sleeves
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 12
Steve Beam Multiple Click Pass
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 13
Steve Beam, Woody Landers, Harvey Rosenthal The Basic Unload Move using cardboard-cellophane coin holders for coin collectors, see The Trapdoor No. 7, p. 104 for credit information
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 15
Steve Beam Two Coin Unload using cardboard-cellophane coin holders for coin collectors
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 16
Steve Beam Turnover Switch using cardboard-cellophane coin holders for coin collectors
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 17
Steve Beam Crystal Clear Penetration using cardboard-cellophane coin holders for coin collectors
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 17
Steve Beam Crystal Coin Case using cardboard-cellophane coin holders for coin collectors, marked coin stapled inside and wrapped in handkerchief, coin penetrates both
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 18
Steve Beam Table Slide subtlety using cardboard-cellophane coin holders for coin collectors
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 19
Steve Beam Just in Case using cardboard-cellophane coin holders for coin collectors, coin stapled inside changes to copper
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 19
Steve Beam Salem Switch
Related to Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 21
Steve Beam Scoop Turnover
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 22
Steve Beam Thumb Steal
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 23
Phillip Young How to Get Your Steve Beam Books for Free!
Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 31
Steve Beam Drop Steal
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 24
Steve Beam Silver Sequence coin vanishes and reappears with handwashing sequence
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 27
Jeff Busby (reviewer) The Changing of the Cards by Steve Beam Epoptica (Issue 1) 46
Steve Beam Counting Forty as Four spectator gets glimpse of load of coins which then vanishes without ever being produced
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 31
Steve Beam Folding Coins giant coin produced from small rubber purse
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 31
Steve Beam Impromptu Scotch and Soda copper coin changes into silver in spectator's hand, ungaffed
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 32
Steve Beam Card Compression four aces compressed into two twos, into a four, then card vanishes
Also published here Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 35
Steve Beam Braless miniature bra produced from coin which turns red in shame
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 33
Don Morris Son of Camelot black King and Queen turn red and then a small card appears (birth to son)
Related to
  • Don Morris' "Camelot" in Steve Beam's "They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To"
Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 38
Steve Beam Muscular Coins Across gag using muscle pass
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 36
Steve Beam Can You Spare a Dime dime transforms into miniature coke can
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 37
Steve Beam Drop Change
Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 46
Steve Beam Big Bucks gag with fake bill
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 38
Steve Beam Shoot Out tabled production
Related to Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 39
Steve Beam Candy Coins coin to candy
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 40
Steve Beam Multiple Coin Spinning stack of coins is spun and they all fall with the same side up
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 41
Steve Beam Around the World with Spellbound
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 41
Steve Beam The Box general comments
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 43
Steve Beam The Perfect Climax coin dumped out of box becomes jumbo coin
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 44
Steve Beam Pandora's Box coins appear in box
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 44
Steve Beam Pandora's Box II boston box, coins appear in box
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 45
Steve Beam The Bottomless Box fifteen coins produced from one box
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 47
Steve Beam Drop Box Turnover
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 48
Steve Beam Spin Change
The Changing of the Cards 4
Steve Beam Sixty Nine six changes into 9 when spun
The Changing of the Cards 6
Steve Beam Propeller Change Spin Change that starts with single card
The Changing of the Cards 7
Bobby Bernard The "Logicality" False Cut
Related to The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 81
Steve Beam Round Change card changes into circular playing card
The Changing of the Cards 8
Steve Beam Turnabout humorous presentation for transforming wrong card into selection
The Changing of the Cards 9
Steve Beam Twister
The Changing of the Cards 9
Steve Beam Drop Change as card is thrown on tabled pile of cards
The Changing of the Cards 11
Steve Beam Multiple Drop Change for example Kings into Aces
Related to The Changing of the Cards 12
Steve Beam Drop Change Transposition visual
The Changing of the Cards 13
Steve Beam Hole Card Change transposition presented as secret switch
The Changing of the Cards 14
Steve Beam Flash Change
The Changing of the Cards 15
Steve Beam Blow Change
The Changing of the Cards 16
Steve Beam Rotary Change as deck is turned end for end
The Changing of the Cards 17
Steve Beam Don't Blow It
The Changing of the Cards 20
Steve Beam Cool Change fan cover
The Changing of the Cards 22
Steve Beam Jack Stabbers wrong sandwiched card changes into right, then is lost again and caught with sandwich cards during spectator's dribble
The Changing of the Cards 24
Steve Beam Maeb-y Count right hand buckle as cards are counted from right to left
The Changing of the Cards 25
Steve Beam Alternative Stab Handling
The Changing of the Cards 28
Steve Beam, Edward Marlo The SHOTB Change "Stuff hanging out the back" change
Inspired by The Changing of the Cards 30
Steve Beam The SHOTB Four
The Changing of the Cards 33
Steve Beam Dhotel Change as color change
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here The Changing of the Cards 35
Steve Beam Time for a Change presentation for a color change
The Changing of the Cards 36
Steve Beam Visine Change 2 tabled card wiped with one-handed fans
The Changing of the Cards 37
Martin A. Nash Fast Stack one shuffle and some cutting
Related toVariationsAlso published here Best of Friends 74
Steve Beam Introduction
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 4
Steve Beam Glasses chapter intro
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 5
Steve Beam Vanishes chapter intro
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 9
Steve Beam Cases chapter intro on cardboard-cellophane coin holders for coin collectors
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 14
Steve Beam Sleights chapter intro
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 21
Steve Beam Handwashes chapter intro
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 24
Steve Beam Miscellaneous chapter intro
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 30
Steve Beam "Thanksgiven" thanks to Jim Culver, Chris Ball, Henry Pettit, John Berry, Hank McNair, Woody Landers, Bev Bergeron, Don Odom, Kevin Justice, Donna Givens, James & Beverly Flynn
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 52
Derek Dingle Rollover Aces
Variations The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 148
Steve Beam Introduction
Super Stack - The One Second Poker Stack 1
Steve Beam Super Stack - The One Second Poker Stack
  • The Work
  • Status Report
  • Synopsis of the Cull and Set-Up
  • Overhand Shuffle - Four Hand Stack
  • The Riffle Shuffle
  • Synopsis of the Riffle Shuffles
Inspired byRelated to Super Stack — The One Second Poker Stack 2
Steve Beam The Last Word
Super Stack - The One Second Poker Stack 9
John F. Mendoza, Bernard Bilis Calculated Triumph small packet cut off, selection made and returned, deck shuffled face-up and face-down, all one way except sandwich in center with selection, sandwich cards total cut-off packet
Inspired byVariations The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 59
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Letter from the Power Company
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 22
Jean-Jacques Sanvert, Steve Beam Incredible Table Change no-lapping, similar to Eidetic Change, four handlings (also as visible sandwich change), credit correction see page 888
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 3) 751
Tony Miller Billtration folded card through bill, also credited to Scott Robinson, see Trapdoor
Related toVariations The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 13) 117
Bill Kalush Rubber Ringer finger ring on rubber band
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 13) 120
Reinhard Müller Pop Up Again from center vertical
Inspired by
  • a move by Marshall Pope in Steve Beam's "Magic... The vanishing Art" P. 22.
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 18
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II by Steve Beam Epoptica (Issue 3) 153
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Super Stack - The One Second Poker Stack by Steve Beam Epoptica (Issue 4) 210
Steve Beam Upside Down Chinese compass effect with the words "up" and "down", square plaque, several moves, see also p. 51 for additional ideas and remarks by Martin Gardner, Dan Garrett and Sid Lorraine, more ideas on p. 990 by Lee Fred
Related toVariations The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 1) 1
Steve Beam Style on practicing a new routine quickly
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 4
Steve Beam The Maeb-y Count right hand buckle as cards are counted from right to left
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 5
Steve Beam Back to Aces all backs with four cards, one by one they change into aces
Variations The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 1) 6
Steve Beam Flushtration Count Variation as all back display, taking cards from each side
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 7
Steve Beam Olram Subtlety more a variation of a Flushtration Count
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 7
Steve Beam Card Problems humorous article
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 9
Steve Beam Lock & Key producing a lock, to add humor to a prediction, wordplay
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 9
Steve Beam Leftovers on David Copperfield, Daryl, Darwin Ortiz, Mendoza, Harry Blackstone jr.
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 10
Steve Beam Cut and Restored Belt
The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 1) 12
Steve Beam, Wayne Kyzer Mail Box fake biography of a certain Plooster family
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 13
Steve Beam Math comedy prediction, unsolvable math question, in envelope
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 14
Steve Beam Forethought
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 16
Steve Beam Name-Calling toy license plates, performer tries to divine spectator's name, holds up wrong plate and puts it in an envelope, name on plate transforms into name of spectator, comedy routine
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 17
Steve Beam Style constructing a practice mirror, three mirrors, different angles
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 19
Steve Beam Reward huge check in envelope as an insurance, when turned over it matches the selection
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 21
Steve Beam Letter to Steve Beam fake letter to author, apparently by Malcolm No-Heart from the South Carolina Electric Co.
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 22
Steve Beam Stop! say stop gag, when card should be selected by shuffling
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 23
Steve Beam The Five Kings Card Trick
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 24
Steve Beam Biographical Rope humorous routine with a rope, several knots and fitting patter, see also p. 543 and p. 860
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 27
Steve Beam Joke
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 29
Steve Beam Rollover Kings four kings production, last two kings with Elliott's Brrrrtttt!
Inspired byRelated toVariations The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 2) 32
Steve Beam Coins in Bottle 57 cents produced from a Heinz 57 Sauce bottle, see Addendum for additional ideas
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 34
Steve Beam Top Stock gag, cards are openly added after spectator shuffled the deck
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 35
Steve Beam Leftovers on Playboy revealing secrets and National Magic Day (second Sunday in may)
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 36
Steve Beam Convincer for Rubber Ringer
Inspired by The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 2) 36
Jerry Sadowitz Slip Jog Open Hockley
VariationsAlso published here Cards Hit 9
Paul Sorrentino Apex Cardcase Color Change visual using acrobatic flap gimmick
Variations Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 8) 953
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Extra Issue for Contribution
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 60
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Calculating your Sales Tax
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 5) 78
Steve Beam Subscriptions - The Trapdoor and The Economy
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 103
Steve Beam Early Riser ambitious card sequence, card rises once visibly, plunger
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 37
Steve Beam Downs' Upper variation on the Downs change, without table, as an ambitious card sequence
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 39
Steve Beam Pip Picker picking off the pip, convincer and diamond produced as a climax, see also p. 67
Inspired by The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 3) 40
Steve Beam The Final Months? fictitious talk between Harry Lorayne and Richard Kaufman
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 41
Steve Beam All Backs Addition two moves for all back routines, a display of all cards and a transformation (one handed top palm)
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 41
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Letter from Inetta Staley from Inetta R. Staley to Steve Beam, thank you letter for a performance
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 46
Steve Beam Paper Gaber gag, performer doesn't look, so he reads newspaper, two holes in it
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 46
Steve Beam All Keyed Up car key transformation, humorous presentation, see also p. 67 for more ideas
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 47
Steve Beam The Human Printing Press printing of a business card, also business card gag, variation of paddle move
Inspired byRelated to The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 3) 47
Steve Beam Advertisement Heckler-Splat
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 50
Steve Beam Leftovers on The Winter Carnival of Magic in Gatlingburg, Houdini, Randi, John Riggs, Harvey Rosenthal, Dexter Cleveland
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 52
Steve Beam (reviewer) Card Sharp On Duty - Please Wait To Be Cheated by Allan Hayden The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 52
Steve Beam The Human Eraser message on paper becomes name of selection when wiping over it or when spectator tries to erase it, rubber cement
Related to The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 4) 53
Steve Beam Pieces of 8 cards with numbers, selection does not match prediction, prediction changes to correct number, rubber cement
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 54
Steve Beam Floor Fan when spectator tries to select a card, also as a bold card force
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 55
Steve Beam Pen Vanish first pen then cap vanish, entire pen is eventually produced from pocket
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 56
Steve Beam Pen Reverse pen is pushed through hand and reverses in doing so, cap on other side
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 57
Steve Beam Jumping Flower
Inspired by The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 4) 58
Steve Beam False Faro diagonal pressure and swivel cut
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 59
Steve Beam Transpo-1 one card sticks out of middle of the packet
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 61
Steve Beam Variation on Vernon's Push Through Flourish as a color change
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 61
Steve Beam The New Sleight that Resembles a Second Deal card sticking in the middle is apparently removed, when in fact the second card is taken
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 61
Steve Beam Transpo-2 card sticking in the middle, second transforms in the hand
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 62
Steve Beam The Shrink humorous patter for diminishing cards
Inspired byRelated to The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 4) 63
Steve Beam Hot Dog! repeated hot dog production, put in bag and all vanish, like sponge banana production, see p. 104 for additional idea by Kevin Justice
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 64
Steve Beam Leftovers two jokes by Michael Beam, one with a tooth and one with baseball mitts, on R.C. Buff, Henry Pettit, Harold Taylor, not using the restroom before the show, Jim Culver
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 68
Steve Beam The Effect of Alcohol on Performing Magic
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 67
Steve Beam Creating Magic hot to invent tricks
  • Creating Magic
  • Warning!!
  • Getting into the Mood
  • Tools
  • Background
  • Second Guessing Authors
  • Other Magicians
  • Magic Catalogs
  • Laymen
  • Lying
  • Problems
  • Brainstorming
  • Name Dropping
  • Existing Tricks
  • Routines
  • The Trick Brain
  • Living with an Idea
  • Step by Step
  • Conclusion
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 5) 69
Steve Beam ""Touch" Retouched" Rehashed
Inspired by The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 5) 84
Steve Beam Ideas with a Rubberbanded Deck
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 5) 84
Steve Beam Leftovers on The Equinox, an All Backs Joke by John Riggs, John Murray, Kevin Justice's birthday card idea, Walter Gibson, Harry Blackstone Sr., Lloyd Jones, James Bazemore, birth of Casey Lauren Beam
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 5) 88
Steve Beam Ring Through Spectator's Hand
Inspired by
  • a move by Jeff White in "Visual Inspirations, Vol. 2"
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 5) 87
Steve Beam Key Bender old car keys, borrowed, bent and unbent
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 91
John Riggs Cold Fold card fold into quarters, bottom of the deck, finesse on Scarne's card fold
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 6) 92
Steve Beam Compu-Card computer reveals wrong card, selection is changed to match prediction, then computer cursor is moved magically, code to program it on the computer
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 94
Steve Beam Teleforce computer program reveals selection, with code
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 95
Steve Beam Style acupressure to reduce stage fright
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 97
Steve Beam GIGO joke, code to unable people opening files
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 98
Steve Beam Puzzler two indicator cards
Inspired byAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 6) 99
Steve Beam Leftovers a joke by Wayne Kyzer for the Guillotine act, Henry Pettit
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 104
Steve Beam Calculator Trick sum prediction, with calculator, automatic shut-off recall
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 104
Steve Beam Ask the Accountant made up questions by magicians to a tax accountant
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 131
Steve Beam Double Prophecy two cards stabbed in the deck, value is used two find two selections, see p. 160 for corrections
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 132
Steve Beam Double Prophecy Move with two cards
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 133
Steve Beam Electric Chair card rises from deck, in case held by spectator, electric chair presentation, two methods
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 134
Steve Beam Blank Impact gag idea for Impact, blank card
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 136
Steve Beam Dead Spread table spread turnover gag, spectator fails to turnover cards, spread breaks halfway
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 137
Steve Beam Leftovers a computer gag, Henry Pettit, Dan Garrett, Phil Young, Wayn Kyzer's bear handed production gag, , a coin gag by Dexter Cleveland, Don Morris, a probability impossible trick for magician's by Steve Beam
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 140
Steve Beam Shakedown first face up and face down shuffled deck and then red and black cards visually separate, faro condition, cards drop
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 141
Woody Landers Finger Flinger Reversal spread cover, card from center reversed on the bottom
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 146
Meir Yedid Cliff Hanger long spread of card between the hands without visible support
Related to Best of Friends — Volume II 546
Steve Beam Rollout deck is dropped, turns 360 degrees and lands on the table, one card jumps out
Also published here The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 9) 148
Steve Beam The Color Changing Card Case
Also published here The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 9) 149
Steve Beam Card Compression four aces compressed into two twos, into a four, then card vanishes
Related toAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 151
Steve Beam Welcome Mat message on back of close up mat, gag
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 155
Steve Beam Camera Tricks FISM Flash gag
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 155
Steve Beam Leftovers on Dexter Cleveland, Harry Anderson, Doug Henning, The Jinx, optical illusions, a gag for introducing a handkerchief to a modern audience
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 160
Steve Beam Charged Cards several phases, apparently cards are charged with electric energy
1. single card rises from deck
2. half of a card stands on table on the long end
3. half of a card stands on table on the short end
4. four quarters of a card cling to the fingers
5. card spread is picked up (Jerry Andrus)
see also p. 243 for additional idea by Jim Surprise
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 10) 161
Steve Beam More? card case sticks to wall
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 10) 168
Steve Beam The Beam Guide to Attending Magic Conventions
Related to The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 10) 169
Steve Beam Arise rising card with false finger
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 10) 174
Steve Beam The Finger gags and ideas with a false finger
1. Misnomer
2. Let Your Fingers Do The Walking
3. Sticky Fingers
4.. Item #4
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 10) 175
Steve Beam Leftovers
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 10) 176
Steve Beam The VCR
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 11) 181
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam The Dusty Drink glass fills up several times, funny patter
Inspired by The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 11) 182
Steve Beam Expanded Autograph Hound black card with full of signatures, a magician is named and all autographs are erased except the one from the named magician
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 11) 184
James Swoger The Throw Up Move move to get in cut and restored rope / string
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 11) 185
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Subscription Drive
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 110
Wayne Kyzer Ooze gags for razor blade swallowing, second one by Steve Beam, see also p. 228 for additional ideas
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 11) 188
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Find the Names Puzzle
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 130
Steve Beam Leftovers on duct tape, Dan Fleshman, Wayne Kyzer, George Wallace, James Swoger, Phil Thomas, Paul Wolman, Jerry Andrus, video editing, John Riggs
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 11) 192
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Handling Fee
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 145
John Riggs The Thing small puppet hand in coin purse, throws coin out, more ideas on "Mr. Jimmy" by Steve Beam
Related toAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 12) 193
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Don't Renew
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 11) 180
Steve Beam Flash Finale flames from coin purse, as a finale to The Thing, gag
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 196
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Renew Now
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 201
Steve Beam Airspread II gimmick version
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 200
Steve Beam The Epidimus gag interview with "The Pimp", including The Pimp's Delight
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 205
John Riggs Rollover Revisited cards shuffled face up / face down, four of a kind is produced and cards all turn into same direction again
Inspired byAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 208
Steve Beam Leftovers on John Riggs and Henry Looper
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 212
Steve Beam Impact! several spectators cut a small packet and remember a card, all cards are found, deck can be riffle shuffled once, chains, see also p. 987 for additional idea by Geoff Williams
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 105
Steve Beam Ping Pong Force ping pong ball is thrown to audience, way to arrive at a stooge, see p. 436 for additional ideas
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 107
Steve Beam Fish Tricks wordplay joke, impression of a fish
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 110
Steve Beam The Great Divide two selections, card with total of values is removed and split into selection, card with value total appears sandwiched between selections
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 111
Steve Beam Siamese Stab double facer handed out for examination, see addendum for presentation patter, see also p. 543 for additional ideas
Related toAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 7) 114
Steve Beam Making Faces fusion and split of two cards
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 115
Steve Beam, Wayne Kyzer Raisin' Rabbits joke, apparently rabbit appears and disappears, handful of raisins as proof, see p. 351 for credit information
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 117
Steve Beam Leftovers on an idea for finding a check with muscle reading, a very risky idea to find a selected card over the phone, John Riggs
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 120
Glenn Strange The Time Bomb joke, alarm clock / bomb is given to spectator to hold, see p. 436 for additional ideas by Meir Yedid
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 121
Steve Beam Middle-Guage Spread card spread on the table two cards turned over and value is used to count in the spread, both end on same card which turns out to be selection
Related toAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 8) 126
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Trapdoor Price Patrol
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 13) 219
Steve Beam Subscriptions - WIMPS to RUMPS
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 14) 241
Steve Beam Subscriptions - The Art of Filling a Page
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 261
Larry Jennings Prefiguration impromptu
Related toVariations The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 156
Steve Beam Jinxed with five piles, with indicator card
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 13) 213
Wayne Kyzer Reserved Seating three gags with a bedpan
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 13) 220
Steve Beam 6801 Prediction comedy prediction with a twist, 1089 force
Related to The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 13) 222
Steve Beam Happy Food gag for banquet performances
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 13) 223
Steve Beam Magic Animals spraying a squirrel white, because performer could not afford a rabbit
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 13) 224
Steve Beam Leftovers