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Lu Brent "A Word With You" Novel Magic 2
Lu Brent A Waste Paper Basket Advice on using an ornamental waste paper basket on stage for throwing away paper so as to remove suspicion, instead of throwing the paper off-stage Novel Magic 5
Lu Brent A Simple Coin Vanish Coin placed under fold in trousers, covered with hankerchief. Spectator can feel the coin under the handkerchief until last minute before it vanishes Novel Magic 5
Lu Brent Coin Through Cut and Restored Hanky Coin is wrapped in hankerchief, hole is cut in handkerchief and coin is removed from hole, hole is then restored Novel Magic 6
Lu Brent The Wisenheimer Magnetic Wand Wand clings to interlocked hands (is it really Lu Brent's?) Novel Magic 7
Lu Brent The Flighty Cigar Band Cigar band is torn off, later reappears back on cigar after it is lit up Novel Magic 9
Lu Brent Matches of Jinx Single match is lit up, multiplies into two, three or even four lit matches Novel Magic 10
Lu Brent A Match Box Melange Dollar bill vanishes, travels to matchbox that was previously full of matches (matches have vanished, leaving only the bill) Novel Magic 11
Lu Brent He Watches the Matches Three matchboxes, one full two empty. Matchbox monte routine, ending is all three boxes are empty (rattle box) Novel Magic 13
Lu Brent The Protean Pack o' Cigs Face of cigarette box keeps changing to different brands, three times Novel Magic 14
Lu Brent The Unlucky Strike Three packs of cigarettes placed into three paper bags, two Camels and one Lucky Strike. Cigarette brand monte routine, spectator always guesses Camels and loses Novel Magic 15
Lu Brent The Traveling Cigarettes and Matches Matchbox and cigarette pack covered with cardboard covers, repeatedly change places Novel Magic 17
Lu Brent The Silken Adventure Silk vanishes from paper bag, travels into glass filled with confetti Novel Magic 19
Lu Brent Here, Bango! - There? Glass with silk in it vanishes in paper bag, appears in another paper bag Novel Magic 20
Lu Brent The Drum-Head Glass Tissue paper covers mouth of glass, silk produced from it Novel Magic 21
Lu Brent Glass Through Hat (Oh! My Hat) Glass filled with confetti covered by newspaper and hat, glass passes through hat Novel Magic 22
Lu Brent Straw Hats Chinese Rice bowls but with two straw hats, produce confetti, then produce a large quantity of flowers Novel Magic 23
Lu Brent The Torn Magazine Cover Novel Magic 25
Lu Brent The Surprise Reverse Torn Card and Cigarette Trick Card torn into pieces and placed into handkerchief. Later a piece is found in a cigarette, which matches the card which has magically restored in the handkerchief with a corner missing Novel Magic 27
Lu Brent Watch - Ho!! Pocket watch manipulation routine, production of pocket watches, uses black art stand, glove gimmick Novel Magic 29
Lu Brent Your Tips Thumb tip / glove tip Novel Magic 32
Lu Brent A Test for Cigarettes Blindfolded magician able to tell which cigarette was selected apparently by its smokeRelated to Novel Magic 33
Lu Brent A Test for Cigarettes Method No. 2 Same effect, different type of coding systemRelated to Novel Magic 35
Lu Brent Can You Imagine!! (An unusual card effect) Spectator apparently able to predict magician's selected card Novel Magic 36
Lu Brent A Fantasy in Smoke (A complete cigarette act with gloved hands) Novel Magic 37
Lu Brent Gagging the Sucker Make spectator think he/she can do the trick you just showed, but when they try they get a funny message written on a card Novel Magic 40
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
Lu Brent Jealousy of Time Performer gets into a big drum that is designed like a giant alarm clock. Person enters to destroy the clock to find performer has vanished, and the second person is shown to be the performer (no detailed method given, only the presentation) Novel Magic 42
Laurie Ireland The Quick Change Artist coin into several small coinsRelated to Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation") 22
Lu Brent A Visible Cigarette Vanisher pull The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 16) 78
Lu Brent Tobacco Magic loose tobacco vanishes from hand, is reproduce with other hand The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 84
Lu Brent The Classical Cigarette tobacco and cigarette paper penetrate handkerchief and transform into cigarette, thumb tip The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 84
Lu Brent Simplex Torn Card and Balloon The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 85
Lu Brent The Phantom Cigarette pantomime cigarette The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 98
Lu Brent "Here's Your Change---?" coin through knees, changes into small coinsInspired by The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 22) 130
Lu Brent "We Stand Pat" stacked The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 136
Lu Brent Matching the Aces psychological force of one of the aces Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 31
Lu Brent U Find Your Card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 34
Lu Brent The Siamese Svengali Pack twenty-six glued pairs Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
George G. Kaplan The "Impossible" Location cleverRelated to Greater Magic 269
Lu Brent Three Chances two duplicates The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 286
Lu Brent Flighty Aces chosen pile sealed in envelop, using twelve extra aces The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 45) 307
Lu Brent Mental Temple one of six, OOSOOM The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 104) 625
Lu Brent Together Again three duplicate aces The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 45
Lu Brent One Ahead Peek spectator peeks a card, which is glimpsed boldly The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 46
Lu Brent How'd He Find It! selected card is taken out from the packet by touch The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 46
Lu Brent Site-Unseen three selection are found by stabbing an unknown card reversed into the deck , cards next to the card and reversed card itself are selections The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 47
Lu Brent False Face Glimpse bold glimpse The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 47
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Bert Allerton, Lu Brent The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 10) 40
Lu Brent Self-Shuffle observing spectator's riffle shuffle, following the card Related to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 18) 77
Lu Brent Bill to Magazine - Letter to Bruce Elliott bill travels between two pages of chosen book or magazine The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 64) 262
Lu Brent Inflation dollar bill assembly, fives and ones The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 87) 353
Lu Brent Flighty Aces Related to My Best 127
Lu Brent A Paper Cone, Silk N' Water red silk put in cone, water is added, red water an white silk result My Best 222
James G. Thompson Jr. Biographical Sketches of Contributors - Theo. Annemann
- Charles Arbuthnot
- George E. Arrowsmith
- Roger Barkann
- Sylvan Barnet
- Joseph L. Barnett
- Raymond L. Beebe
- Eugene Bernstein
- J. B. Bobo
- John N. Booth
- Tom Bowyer
- Vynn Boyar
- Joan Brandon
- Fred Braue
- John Braun
- Lu Brent
- R. C. Buff
- Clyde F. Cairy
- Loring Campbell
- Jack Chanin
- Frank Chapman
- Forest V. Chesbro
- Milbourne Christopher
- Eddie Clever
- Stanley Collins
- Mystic Craig
- Thomas J. Crawford
- John J. Crimmins, JR.
- Paul J. Curry
- Del Monte
- Harry Dobrin
- Ronald B. Edwards
- Bruce Elliot
- Professor El-Tab
- Dr. E. G. Ervin
- Dr. Henry Ridgely Evans
- Val Evans
- "Hen" Fetsch
- Thomas B. Fitzgerald
- Dariel Fitzkee
- Sid Fleischman
- Joseph Harman Fries
- Martin Gardner
- Teral Garrett
- Walter B. Gibson
- Arnold L. Grubin
- Nelson C. Hahne
- Hathaway
- Royal V. Heath
- Charles H. Hopkins
- Jean Hugard
- Mark Jacobs
- R. M. Jamison
- F. H. Jeudevine
- Maurice Kains
- George G. Kaplan
- George Karger
- Joseph A. Karson
- Wilbur Kattner
- Gerald Lynton Kaufman
- Howard B. Kayton, M.D.
- The Great Kolar
- Gerald Kosky
- Abril Lamarque
- William W. Larsen
- Sid Lorraine
- Art Lyle
- L. Vosburgh Lyons
- Richard F. Madden
- Greer Marechal, JR.
- George McAthy
- William H. McCaffrey
- Jack McMillen
- Harry Mendoza
- Orville Meyer
- John W. Mifflin
- Chester Morris
- Paul Morris
- Frederick Mosteller
- Robert A. Nelson
- C. A. George Newmann
- Grady S. Nicholson
- Dr. Cecil E. Nixon
- Charles Walter Nyquist
- Dell O'Dell
- Tom Osborne
- George Harrison Pittman
- Julien J. Proskauer
- Clayton Rawson
- Ralph W. Read
- Dolf Rudin
- Herb Rungie
- Ned Rutledge
- James J. Sanders
- Lucille Pierce Saxon
- Sigmar - The Magician
- Jerry Sorensen
- Willard S. Smith
- George Starke
- Dr. Raymond V. Stone, SR. (RAMO)
- Harlan Tarbell
- DR. Franklin Taylor
- J. G. Thompson, JR.
- Jack F. Trebel
- M. Van Reese
- Jack Vosburgh
- Audley Valentine Walsh
- Peter Warlock
- Herman L. Weber
- Bob Weill
- William H. Wilson
- Tommy Windsor
- Howard H. Wise
- Ed. Wolff
- Michael F. Zens
My Best 347
Lu Brent Card Castle deck spread on plate and covered with handkerchief, two times wrong card found, deck transforms into castle with a card on top, again wrong, selection rises out Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 9) 192
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Eeny-Meeny see also p. 757Inspired by The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 158) 636
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Clayton Rawson, Jerry Lukins. L. Vosburgh Lyons, Lu Brent, Tony Kardyro, Oscar Weigle The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 182) 730
Lu Brent Flighty Aces No. 50, Ace Assembly, aces travel from envelope to join leader ace in other envelope Scarne on Card Tricks 89
Lu Brent Out of Print cigarette steals from newspaper after torn and restored newspaper The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 262) 1046
Lu Brent A Word With You Fifteen Star Card Effects 3
Lu Brent Unbelievable Coincidence Spectator and magician each think of a card and write it down, each pull out a card from the deck, turns out they find each other's card Fifteen Star Card Effects 5
Lu Brent Autographic Minds Spectator and magician each select and sign a card, lost in the deck, later manage to find each other's signed card Fifteen Star Card Effects 8
Lu Brent A Prediction Supreme Face-up card placed in face-down spread, used to count/spell to random card, which is predicted. Essentially The Trick That Cannot Be ExplainedRelated to Fifteen Star Card Effects 9
Lu Brent A Location Supreme Same as A Prediction Supreme, but as a location instead of a predictionRelated to Fifteen Star Card Effects 10
Lu Brent Peek-A-Boo! Card Location Two spectators peek at two cards, magician divines/locates them, bold magician peek Fifteen Star Card Effects 11
Lu Brent A Unique Location Inspired by
  • "Telephone Card Trick" (Al Baker, Audley Walsh)
Related to
Fifteen Star Card Effects 12
Lu Brent Together Again Ace Assembly type of routine, uses duplicates Fifteen Star Card Effects 13
Lu Brent Card And Cigarette Card torn into four pieces, placed in handkerchief. When opened, only one corner remaining, the other three pieces are restored and found in cigarette in magician's mouth Fifteen Star Card Effects 16
Lu Brent Double Trouble Spectator and magician each select a card. Performer's card is found reversed in the deck, then jumps to pocket, and the spectator's card is now reversed in the deckVariations Fifteen Star Card Effects 18
Lu Brent Double Trouble Again Same as Double Trouble, but both cards are now in pocket as the finaleInspired by Fifteen Star Card Effects 19
Lu Brent "U-Find-It" Spectator stabs face-up card in deck behind the back, found next to the selectionRelated to Fifteen Star Card Effects 20
Lu Brent "U-Find-Our-Cards" Spectator stabs face-up card in deck behind the back, found between two selected cardsRelated to Fifteen Star Card Effects 21
Lu Brent "U-Predict-Them" Pretty much identical to "U-Find-Our-Cards", except card is stabbed between two other cards, the two cards are predictedRelated to Fifteen Star Card Effects 23
Lu Brent Sight-Unseen Magician stabs card face-up into deck, finds three selectionsRelated to Fifteen Star Card Effects 24
Lu Brent Glove to Hank glove turns into handkerchief The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 355) 249
Lu Brent Duo-Cig-Tear two cigarettes, one gaffed The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 356) 251
Lu Brent Color Change Gloves to rubber gloves, with change bag The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 359) 265
Lu Brent Jumping Match split match on business card, jumping from side to side The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 353) 241
Dino Mazza, Lu Brent Silks and Ropes Routine three handkerchiefs penetrate ropes, and ropes with different colors fuse together The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 391) 392
Don Tanner The Back Room on Modern Coin Magic, Martin Gardner, Stewart Judah, Joshua Stewart, Alvin Plough, Lu Brent, Micky Hades The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 391) 394
Lu Brent A Pack Gone Wild cards change into forcing deck and back into normal The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 392) 395
Lu Brent Lox deck with hole on lock, selection peeked, removed under handkerchief, glued peek-card, see also p. 15 for additional ideas, see p. 737 for credit informationAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 2) 5
Don Tanner The Back Room on Micky Hades, Karl Fulves, David Hoy, Lu Brent The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 394) 406
Karl Fulves Lock-It lock and cards are dropped in a bag, selection found on lock, see p. 428 for idea by Lu Brent The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 399) 424
Robert Parrish, Art Lyle, Lu Brent, Eddie Clever Letters - Parrish: on Alexis Aces and Nielsen problem
- Lyle: on ironing trousers
- Brent: on Lock-It
- Clever: on the Nielsen problem
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 400) 428
Al Flosso, Karl Fulves The Wonderful Coin Trick coin held with visible pull as gag, then really vanishes from end of pullVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 10) 52
Lu Brent, Walter Beaumont, Bob Still Etcetera magic square The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 1) 65
Lu Brent Pull Gag pull shown, silk vanishes, pull shown emptyInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 1) 65
Lu Brent, E. Leslie May, Paul Sweetman, David Price, J. M. Levatino Etcetera with rant on "too many card tricks" by Levatino The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 3) 15
Stewart James Smart Alexis three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matchesInspired byRelated to
  • p. 77 for credit information
  • p. 88 for comment by George McLean
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 3) 73
Lu Brent End Papers two papers folded in quarters, one paper punched to make four holes, one travels to other paperRelated toAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 3) 78
George McLean, Lu Brent, Bruce Cervon, George Blake Etcetera The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 5) 88
Lu Brent Smart Alexis II three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matchesInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 5) 88
Bruce Cervon Readers performer locates card while wearing suspicious glasses, when spectator wears glasses he sees the marks, but all card are marked with same valueRelated to
  • p. 108 for forcing deck idea by Lu Brent
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 8) 106
Lu Brent Card Stab Outdone with knife, card split in two sheetsRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 12) 128
Don Nielson Supremo Deck Switch gag with light switch on card caseRelated to
  • p. 146 for comment by Lu Brent
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 12) 128
Lu Brent, Sam Randlett, F. William Kuethe, Jr., David Teppit Etcetera see p. 1036 for real author (Dr. H. T. Hoffman) The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 2) 146
Lu Brent Fir Tree Climax Growth Newspaper Magic 129
Lu Brent Two Tricks - ashes of burnt ribbon change into flower (Ireland's "Match To Flower")
- idea for "Sock Finish" by De Lage (silk changes to sock)
- Bill Frazee's no-fake egg bag
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 8) 187
Karl Fulves The Compleat Gamester proposition bets
- Birthday Bet (see p. 292 for Mel Stover comment)
- Red And Black (Martin Gardner)
- License Plate Poker
- Ace-Deuce-Jack Variations
- Black And White
- Coin Swindles
- 3-Card Poker
- Odds On Favorite (Omega Bet, card pushed in reversed and pairs dealt off)
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 9) 272
Mo Howarth, Ray Bedwell, Burling Hull, John Widmayer, Lu Brent Etcetera The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 11) 282
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Best Magic Tricks by Lu Brent The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 3) 312
Karl Fulves Babel on Lu Brent, Al Flosso, Joseph Schmidt's artwork, Lionel King anecdote doing magic for drunks The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 6) 414
John Cornelius Phantom Cigarette miming cigarette, it appears, thread hook-up, rubber cigarette, see also p. 786 for note by Lu BrentAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 7) 739
Karl Fulves Babel Sid Lorraine, machine-produced music, Lu Brent, Jack Chanin, IBM lecture on the magazine, Spellbinder, Slydini lecture The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 3) 834
Lu Brent Lox deck hole-punched with lock, selection penetrates lockAlso published here Card Cavalcade 3 159
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Best Magic Tricks by Lu Brent Interlocutor (Issue 2) 5
Joseph K. Schmidt, Lu Brent, F. William Kuethe, Jr., Joel Moskowitz, Fred Rickard, Henry Walton, David Goldberg, Scott C. McPhilliamy, Jeff Busby Letters Goldstein/Becker flap Interlocutor (Issue 45) 178
Stephen Minch The Robin Hood Caper three cards are selected and spectator throw Aces in the deck, first spectator is close to his selection, second throws card next to his selection and third pierces his selectionRelated to The Robin Hood Caper 2
Harvey Rosenthal Hole Flight to pieces of paper, holes punched in both one hole travels from one paper to other paper held by spectatorRelated to
  • Thomas Hierling's "Sprechen Sie Blindenschrift?" in "New Wave Close Up" 1987. P. 46.
  • Thomas Hierling's "Sprechen Sie Blindenschrift?" in "First there was a dream", P. 6.
  • End Papers (Lu Brent, 1967)
Hole Flight 3
Lu Brent Endpapers No. 74, two papers folded in quarters, one paper punched to make four holes, one travels to other paperAlso published here Self-Working Paper Magic 131
Paul Harris Arrow-Split-Arrow card is thrown and caught in deck and splits selection which has a tear thenRelated toVariations The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 33
Paul Curry The Perfect Miracle based on Lu Brent's "U-Find-It" in "Five Super Card Mysteries"Also published here Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 296