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Lu Brent "A Word With You"
1932 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
1932 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
1932 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
1932 6
Lu Brent The Wisenheimer Magnetic Wand Wand clings to interlocked hands (is it really Lu Brent's?)
1932 7
Lu Brent The Flighty Cigar Band Cigar band is torn off, later reappears back on cigar after it is lit up
1932 9
Lu Brent Matches of Jinx Single match is lit up, multiplies into two, three or even four lit matches
1932 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)
1932 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)
1932 13
Lu Brent The Protean Pack o' Cigs Face of cigarette box keeps changing to different brands, three times
1932 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
1932 15
Lu Brent The Traveling Cigarettes and Matches Matchbox and cigarette pack covered with cardboard covers, repeatedly change places
1932 17
Lu Brent The Silken Adventure Silk vanishes from paper bag, travels into glass filled with confetti
1932 19
Lu Brent Here, Bango! - There? Glass with silk in it vanishes in paper bag, appears in another paper bag
1932 20
Lu Brent The Drum-Head Glass Tissue paper covers mouth of glass, silk produced from it
1932 21
Lu Brent Glass Through Hat (Oh! My Hat) Glass filled with confetti covered by newspaper and hat, glass passes through hat
1932 22
Lu Brent Straw Hats Chinese Rice bowls but with two straw hats, produce confetti, then produce a large quantity of flowers
1932 23
Lu Brent The Torn Magazine Cover
1932 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
1932 27
Lu Brent Watch - Ho!! Pocket watch manipulation routine, production of pocket watches, uses black art stand, glove gimmick
1932 29
Lu Brent Your Tips Thumb tip / glove tip
1932 32
Lu Brent A Test for Cigarettes Blindfolded magician able to tell which cigarette was selected apparently by its smoke
Related to 1932 33
Lu Brent A Test for Cigarettes Method No. 2 Same effect, different type of coding system
Related to 1932 35
Lu Brent Can You Imagine!! (An unusual card effect) Spectator apparently able to predict magician's selected card
1932 36
Lu Brent A Fantasy in Smoke (A complete cigarette act with gloved hands)
1932 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
1932 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)
1932 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)
1932 42
Business Cards of various artists, Sid Lorraine, Lu Brent, Morris Loewy, Le Paul, Arthur Lloyd, Phil Dallee, Paul Rosini and more
Nov. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 14)
Laurie Ireland The Quick Change Artist coin into several small coins
Related to 1935
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation")
Lu Brent A Visible Cigarette Vanisher pull
Jan. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 16)
Lu Brent Tobacco Magic loose tobacco vanishes from hand, is reproduce with other hand
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36)
Lu Brent The Classical Cigarette tobacco and cigarette paper penetrate handkerchief and transform into cigarette, thumb tip
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36)
Lu Brent Simplex Torn Card and Balloon
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36)
Lu Brent The Phantom Cigarette pantomime cigarette
Mar. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 18)
Lu Brent "Here's Your Change---?" coin through knees, changes into small coins
Inspired by July 1936
The Jinx (Issue 22)
Lu Brent "We Stand Pat" stacked
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1936)
Lu Brent Matching the Aces psychological force of one of the Aces
1937 31
Lu Brent U Find Your Card
VariationsAlso published here 1937 34
Lu Brent The Siamese Svengali Pack twenty-six glued pairs
1937 254
George G. Kaplan The "Impossible" Location using Natural Card
Related toVariations 1938 269
Lu Brent Three Chances two duplicates
Mar. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 42)
Lu Brent Flighty Aces chosen pile sealed in envelop, using twelve extra aces
June 1938
The Jinx (Issue 45)
Lu Brent Mental Temple one of six, OOSOOM
The Jinx (Issue 104)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Bert Allerton, Lu Brent
May 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 10)
Lu Brent Together Again Ace Assembly type of routine, uses duplicates
VariationsAlso published here June 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 12)
Lu Brent One Ahead Peek spectator peeks a card, which is glimpsed boldly
June 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 12)
Lu Brent How'd He Find It! selected card is taken out from the packet by touch
June 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 12)
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
Also published here June 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 12)
Lu Brent False Face Glimpse bold glimpse
June 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 12)
Lu Brent Self-Shuffle observing spectator's riffle shuffle, following the card
Related to Sep. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 18)
Lu Brent Bill to Magazine - Letter to Bruce Elliott bill travels between two pages of chosen book or magazine
July 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 64)
Lu Brent Flighty Aces
Related to 1945 127
Lu Brent A Paper Cone, Silk N' Water red silk put in cone, water is added, red water an white silk result
1945 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
1945 347
Lu Brent Inflation dollar bill assembly, fives and ones
July 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 87)
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
Feb. 1946 192
Jean Hugard Hu-gardenias to Lu Brent
Mar. 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 10)
Lu Brent Novel Card and Cigarette Trick card torn in quarters and placed inside handkerchief, corner travels to cigarette and rest is found restored
Apr. 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 11)
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column on doing tricks over the radio, person calls in to reveal card
  • The Card Call
  • Card and Telephone
  • Variations P
  • Conclusion
Variations Aug. 1946 240
Eugene Bernstein Do It For Me performer chooses card from half the deck and spectator as well, cards are initialed and found by the other one
Related to 1946 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Eeny-Meeny see also p. 757
Inspired by Aug. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 158)
Bert Feinson, Lu Brent Lu Brent's "Two Into ones" two Dollar bill is torn in halves, both halves turn into one Dollar bills
Nov. 1948 480
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Clayton Rawson, Jerry Lukins. L. Vosburgh Lyons, Lu Brent, Tony Kardyro, Oscar Weigle
July 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 182)
Lu Brent Flighty Aces No. 50, Ace Assembly, aces travel from envelope to join leader ace in other envelope
1950 89
Milbourne Christopher, Lu Brent Television Card Call
Inspired by Mar. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 10)
Laurie Ireland Three Magical Beauties short intro on Lu Brent
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952)
Lu Brent Making a Production out of the Pyramid Puzzle using the Magic Pyramid Puzzle for Do As I Do, then Two in the Hand
Related to 1952
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952)
Lu Brent Chlorophyl Gag Card card is green, gag
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952)
Lu Brent The "Trey (Tray) of Diamonds" Gag Card spectator selects special card, pun
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952)
Lu Brent Out of Print cigarette steals from newspaper after torn and restored newspaper
Aug. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 262)
Lu Brent Autographic Minds performer chooses card from half the deck and spectator as well, cards are signed and found by the other one
Related to 1952 23
Lu Brent A Prediction Supreme face-up card placed in face-down spread, used to count/spell to random card, which is predicted, The Trick That Cannot Be Explained
VariationsAlso published here 1952 44
Mike Kanter A Location Supreme same impro procedure used to find a selection
Inspired by 1952 45
Lu Brent A Lu Brent Method of Switching
1955 16
Lu Brent, Orville Wayne Meyer Safety Pin Off Ribbon
1955 61
Stewart James The Open Prediction #23 indicator card stabbed into deck behind back and card next to it is later dealt face down
Inspired by Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
Lu Brent A Word With You
1956 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
1956 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
1956 8
Lu Brent A Prediction Supreme face-up card placed in face-down spread, used to count/spell to random card, which is predicted, The Trick That Cannot Be Explained
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1956 9
Lu Brent A Location Supreme Same as A Prediction Supreme, but as a location instead of a prediction
Related to 1956 10
Lu Brent Peek-A-Boo! Card Location Two spectators peek at two cards, magician divines/locates them, bold magician peek
1956 11
Lu Brent A Unique Location
Inspired by
  • "Telephone Card Trick" (Al Baker, Audley Walsh)
Related to
1956 12
Lu Brent Together Again Ace Assembly type of routine, uses duplicates
Also published here 1956 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
1956 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 deck
Variations 1956 18
Lu Brent Double Trouble Again Same as Double Trouble, but both cards are now in pocket as the finale
Inspired by 1956 19
Lu Brent "U-Find-It" Spectator stabs face-up card in deck behind the back, found next to the selection
Related to 1956 20
Lu Brent "U-Find-Our-Cards" Spectator stabs face-up card in deck behind the back, found between two selected cards
Related to 1956 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 predicted
Related to 1956 23
Lu Brent Sight-Unseen Magician stabs card face-up into deck, finds three selections
Related to 1956 24
Lu Brent Jumping Match split match on business card, jumping from side to side
Jan. 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 353)
Lu Brent Glove to Hank glove turns into handkerchief
Mar. 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 355)
Lu Brent Duo-Cig-Tear two cigarettes, one gaffed
Apr. 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 356)
Lu Brent Color Change Gloves to rubber gloves, with change bag
July 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 359)
Lu Brent Twin Pipe Trick smoke appears from empty corn cob pipes
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
Edward Marlo Duplicates using duplicates instead of mis-indexed or double-faced cards
  • First Phase
  • Second Phase
  • Third Phase
  • Fourth Phase
  • Fifth Phase
  • Sixth Phase
  • Seventh Phase
  • Final Phase
Inspired by Oct. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 27)
Dino Mazza, Lu Brent Silks and Ropes Routine three handkerchiefs penetrate ropes, and ropes with different colors fuse together
June 1964
The New Phoenix (Issue 391)
Don Tanner The Back Room on Modern Coin Magic, Martin Gardner, Stewart Judah, Joshua Stewart, Alvin Plough, Lu Brent, Micky Hades
June 1964
The New Phoenix (Issue 391)
Lu Brent A Pack Gone Wild cards change into forcing deck and back into normal
Aug. 1964
The New Phoenix (Issue 392)
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 information
Also published here Dec. 1965 5
Don Tanner The Back Room on Micky Hades, Karl Fulves, David Hoy, Lu Brent
Jan. 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 394)
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 (Issue 399)
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 (Issue 400)
Lu Brent, E. Leslie May, Paul Sweetman, David Price, J. M. Levatino Etcetera with rant on "too many card tricks" by Levatino
Jan. 1966 15
Al Flosso, Karl Fulves The Wonderful Coin Trick coin held with visible pull as gag, then really vanishes from end of pull
Variations Aug. 1966 52
Lu Brent, Walter Beaumont, Bob Still Etcetera magic square
Nov. 1966 65
Lu Brent Pull Gag pull shown, silk vanishes, pull shown empty
Inspired by Nov. 1966 65
Stewart James Smart Alexis three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 77 for credit information
  • p. 88 for comment by George McLean
Jan. 1967 73
Lu Brent End Papers two papers folded in quarters, one paper punched to make four holes, one travels to other paper
Related toAlso published here Jan. 1967 78
George McLean, Lu Brent, Bruce Cervon, George Blake Etcetera
Mar. 1967 88
Lu Brent Smart Alexis II three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches
Inspired by Mar. 1967 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 value
Related to
  • p. 108 for forcing deck idea by Lu Brent
Also published here
June 1967 106
Lu Brent Card Stab Outdone with knife, card split in two sheets
Related to Oct. 1967 128
Don Nielson Supremo Deck Switch gag with light switch on card case
Related to
  • p. 146 for comment by Lu Brent
Oct. 1967 128
Lu Brent, Sam Randlett, F. William Kuethe, Jr., David Teppit Etcetera see p. 1036 for real author (Dr. H. T. Hoffman)
Dec. 1967 146
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
June 1968 187
Lu Brent Fir Tree Climax Growth
1968 129
Eddie Fields P-O-P Peek Ginsberg Poke extension
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1968 48
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 toVariationsAlso published here July 1969 272
Mo Howarth, Ray Bedwell, Burling Hull, John Widmayer, Lu Brent Etcetera
Sep. 1969 282
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Best Magic Tricks by Lu Brent Jan. 1970 312
Karl Fulves Babel on Lu Brent, Al Flosso, Joseph Schmidt's artwork, Lionel King anecdote doing magic for drunks
Apr. 1971 414
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
Also published here 1972 86
Tom Osborne, Lu Brent Match It mates are produced
1972 111
John Cornelius Phantom Cigarette miming cigarette, it appears, thread hook-up, rubber cigarette, see also p. 786 for note by Lu Brent
Also published here May 1974 739
Lu Brent Lox deck hole-punched with lock, selection penetrates lock
Also published here 1975 159
Karl Fulves Babel Sid Lorraine, machine-produced music, Lu Brent, Jack Chanin, IBM lecture on the magazine, Spellbinder, Slydini lecture
Jan. 1975 834
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Best Magic Tricks by Lu Brent 1975
Interlocutor (Issue 2)
Karl Fulves The IQ Test questions taken out of hat, credit to Lu Brent
1977 152
Lu Brent Eine zweifache Wiederherstellung cut and restored ribbon with repeat
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Lu Brent Zigaretten-Metamorphose cigarette to silk
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Jean de Merry, Lu Brent Les Billets de Banque Materialises production of bills, one by one
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 41 No. 2)
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)
Harvey Rosenthal Hole Flight two pieces of paper, holes punched in both one hole travels from one paper to other paper held by spectator
Related to 1982 3
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 selection
Related to 1982 2
Lu Brent Endpapers No. 74, two papers folded in quarters, one paper punched to make four holes, one travels to other paper
Also published here 1985 131
Lu Brent Noch ein paar Effektideen - 4. thread, needle and paper put in card case prop, thread sews chosen symbol into card
Dec. 1986
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3 & 4)
Paul Harris Arrow-Split-Arrow card is thrown and caught in deck and splits selection which has a tear then
Related toVariations 1996 33
Eddie Fields, Lu Brent P-O-P Glimpse Ginsberg Poke extension
  • Lu Brent's method
Also published here 1997 43
Lu Brent U Find Your Card Like Magic Thrust, but with some subtleties. Top card is not used, second card is reversed and stabbed in deck by spectator, next to selection.
Related toAlso published here 1999 24
Get Thee Behind Me, Satan Seems identical to U Find Your Card
Related toAlso published here 1999 27
Max Maven Just for the Mel of It on Mel Stover
Related to Sep. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 9)
Paul Curry The Perfect Miracle
Inspired by
  • Lu Brent's "U-Find-It" in "Five Super Card Mysteries"
Also published here
2001 296
Lu Brent Silk Transpo two silks transpose, from hand to container
Discoverie (Issue 6)
Stewart James Indian Giver four eggs put in hat, three removed, one vanishes and is found in paper bag
Inspired byRelated to
  • "The Egg Bag" (Lu Brent, The Sphinx, Vol. 42 No. 2, Apr. 1943, p. 30)
Also published here
  • Stewart James, Magic Mine #1, 1957, p. 11
2002 159
Jack Avis Plot Idea for a Card Trick pips of selection sewn into blank cards
Inspired by
  • "Houdini's Card Trick" (Lu Brent, Linking Ring, Oct. 1945)
2006 176
Lu Brent A Prediction Supreme TTTCBE
Also published here 2006 108
Darwin Ortiz The Trick that Takes Forever to Explain TTTCBE
Inspired by 2006 108