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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Francis King A White Glove Changed to a Black One two versions
Variations 1903 369
Fred Culpitt The Doll's House
Variations 1938 958
Theo "Okito" Bamberg "Where Did the Ducks Go?" - The Okito Versions three versions, box to make ducks disappear, break-a-way type
VariationsAlso published here 1973 120
Alan Wakeling The Pseudo Cup ungaffed cup, with sponges
1979 87
Ian Keable-Elliott (reviewer) The Magic of Alan Wakeling by Alan Wakeling (written by Jim Steinmeyer) Nov. 1993
Opus (Vol. 4 No. 12)
Steve Dick Steve Dick on Alan Wakeling
1993 19
Don Bice Don Bice on Alan Wakeling
1993 21
Mike Caveney Mike Caveney on Alan Wakeling
1993 22
Norm Nielsen Norm Nielsen on Alan Wakeling
1993 24
Earl Nelson Earl Nelson on Alan Wakeling
1993 25
Ricky Jay Ricky Jay on Alan Wakeling
1993 25
Channing Pollock Channing Pollock on Alan Wakeling
1993 26
Jim Steinmeyer The Billiard Balls chapter intro on Alan Wakeling's routine and Roy Benson's influence
  • With Benson in Hollywood
  • The Apparatus
  • The Philosophy
1993 29
Alan Wakeling The Routine
  • Two Balls and the Flourishes
  • From Two to Three
  • The Third to the Pocket, and the Fourth Ball
  • Vanish of Ball Four, Production of Number Five
  • The Display and Clean-up
1993 36
Jim Steinmeyer With Vernon and Frakson Alan Wakeling performance in 1971 at "It's Magic"
1993 53
Jim Steinmeyer Nightclub Specialties chapter intro, Alan Wakeling seeing Cardini
1993 57
Jim Steinmeyer Wakeling and Roy on Alan Wakeling and Marvyn Roy performing together
1993 58
Jim Steinmeyer The Rhapsody and the Cowboy on Alan Wakeling's acts "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Manhattan Cowboy"
1993 62
Jim Steinmeyer Winnemucca to Ciro's on an unusual gig of Alan Wakeling
1993 63
Alan Wakeling The Phantom Cigarette
1993 66
Alan Wakeling The Color Changing Gloves
Inspired by 1993 69
Alan Wakeling The Wakeling Top Hat changing top hat, foo can
1993 72
Alan Wakeling The Double Action Pull
1993 74
Alan Wakeling The Liquid Sand Routine beer, milk and red wine are mixed in a champagne bucket, then glasses are used to take out the liquids separately again
Inspired by
  • William Larsen idea inspired by Jack Gwynne's Sands of Egypt, Genii, Dec. 1941
1993 77
Alan Wakeling Magical Fishing aerial fishing
  • The Routine and Apparatus
1993 81
Jim Steinmeyer Helen Wakeling Alan Wakeling's wife
1993 81
Alan Wakeling The Goldfish in the Light Bulb liquid vanishes from shaker, appears in light bulb with gold fish
1993 86
Jim Steinmeyer The Fan Act introduction and effect description of Alan Wakeling's act
  • A Fantasy in Fans
1993 89
Alan Wakeling The Barehanded Fan Production multiple fans, choreography with assistant
1993 93
Alan Wakeling The Egg on the Fan
1993 101
Alan Wakeling The Fan in the Bag egg bag type routine with fan
1993 102
Alan Wakeling The Mutilated Fan mutilated parasol routine with fan
1993 104
Alan Wakeling The Billiard Balls and Finale: An Additional Ending giant fan production
1993 108
Alan Wakeling Variations on the Fan Act and Illusions several optional components of the Fan Act, briefly described
1993 109
Alan Wakeling The Traveling Fan fan vanishes under silk, is found on table, vanishes again, found in inside pocket, second fan produced, both tossed up and one vanishes and is found in table, repeat, change into giant fan
1993 110
Alan Wakeling Psychic Blackjack cards are named by assistant, used in a blackjack game, John Mulholland code
Variations 1993 117
Alan Wakeling The Wakeling Egg Bag with billiard ball
  • John Daniel
  • The Bag and the Billiard Ball
  • The Patter and Handling
1993 125
Jim Steinmeyer The Magical Traveler on Alan Wakeling's Genii series from Nov. 1951 to Oct. 1952
Related to 1993 135
Alan Wakeling China: The Egg on Fan with comments by Jim Steinmeyer
Related to 1993 136
Alan Wakeling France: The Original Hip Steal silks appear from holes in painting palette, wine glass appears on palette as finale (Hip Steal), "Silks from Newspaper" gimmick, with comments by Jim Steinmeyer
Related to 1993 137
Jim Steinmeyer An Introduction to Illusions Alan Wakeling and illusions
  • With the Great Dante
  • The Dantes and the Art of Illusion
  • A Magic Circus
1993 141
Alan Wakeling The Magical Puppet Theater Doll's House version
Inspired by 1993 154
Alan Wakeling The Elusive Clown traveling person in clown make-up, with double, tip-over trunk
1993 158
Alan Wakeling The Wakeling Crushing "The Gorilla Crushing"
gorilla in cage crushing girl underneath
  • The Secret and Apparatus
1993 166
Alan Wakeling The Bar Act
  • Opening: Flaming Wine and The Jumping Grasshopper
  • Drinks for the Audience
  • The Challenge of a Modern Bar Act
  • The Flaming Glass of Wine
  • The Grasshopper in the Light Bulb
  • The Series of Drinks
  • Variations on the Bar Act
1993 181
Alan Wakeling Phase One: The Number Tiles digits on plastic tiles are added down to one digit which matches the spectator's number
1993 205
Alan Wakeling Phase Two:. The Dice two dice rolled, with some calculation process one arrives at a predicted number
1993 206
Alan Wakeling Phase Three: A Subconscious Impression paper card with a number written on it is mixed with other cards, spectator locates his number card
1993 209
Alan Wakeling Additional Effect: The Numeral Cubes dice with larger numbers on them rolled, reduced to base number by adding digits, total predicted
1993 211
Alan Wakeling Additional Effect: The Name Matrix five cards from twenty-five number cards chosen, total added, it's predicted and letters on the back of the cards predict the spectator's first name, matrix force
1993 213
Alan Wakeling The Final Phase: The Color Matrix 5x5 matrix with card of different colors, instructions on tape for elimination process, remaining color predicted
1993 216
Alan Wakeling Cords and Coins close-up version of Grandmother's Necklace with coins with holes
1993 224
Alan Wakeling Card in Wallet: An Autograph Exchange cards signed by spectator and performer, performer's card put in pocket, it shows up in the deck again, spectator's card found in wallet
Variations 1993 227
Alan Wakeling, Earl Nelson Aces Front Aces appear at face of deck in wine glass one by one, routined by Earl Nelson
1993 230
Alan Wakeling The Handcuff Escape inside cloth bag that is hanging on stage as cover
1993 237
Alan Wakeling The S-Chain Handcuff escape
1993 243
Alan Wakeling Joker Poker five jumbo cards clipped together in ladder condition, with bulldog clip, in the end all have changed to Jokers
Inspired by
  • marketed trick by Don Lawton
1993 244
Alan Wakeling The Cotton Ball Routine
1993 247
Alan Wakeling The Wakeling Sawing
  • The Wakeling Routine
  • A Lady Divided
  • The Secret
Variations 1993 253
Jim Steinmeyer A Career in Illusion intro about Alan Wakeling's stage illusions
  • With Mark Wilson
  • Inspirations and Originations
1993 271
Alan Wakeling The Split Barrel Cannon opening the barrel to show it empty by using one with hinged sides, method not described
1993 275
Alan Wakeling The Giant Rising Cards two cards selected from normal deck, a giant card case is on the stage, first card rises after some side-effects, the second selection (a Queen) does not rise, but a lady appears from the giant case
1993 277
Alan Wakeling The Flitter Girl Protean Cabinet variation
1993 282
Alan Wakeling The Wringer Box and Cannon lady vanishes from box (Tip-Over Trunk variation) and appears in drum
1993 285
Alan Wakeling The Modern Backstage credit information
1993 288
Alan Wakeling The Parisian Costume Trunk in trunk a woman appears wearing a chosen dress
1993 293
Alan Wakeling The Double Substitution Trunk two ladies on top transpose with magician on top, two nested trunks with inner one made from clear plastic
1993 297
Alan Wakeling The Aquarian Substitution Trunk with clear water tank, method not described
1993 300
Alan Wakeling Excalibur Substitution Trunk combined with sword cabinet, method not described
1993 302
Alan Wakeling The Atomization Stack of Boxes illusion combined with Dante/Selbit's Broadcasting a Woman, woman travels from one stack of four stacked boxes to another, method not described
1993 304
Alan Wakeling Cineillusion interaction with movie screen, modernized Film to Life, method not described
1993 307
Alan Wakeling, MacDonald Birch Divided in Four kind of sawing into four pieces, method not described
1993 308
Alan Wakeling The Girl Through Glass lying woman is pushed through glass sheet, method not described
1993 310
Alan Wakeling The Hindu Rope rope rises out of basket, then woman floats on it à la Broom Suspension, method not described
1993 313
Alan Wakeling The Spiker modernized sword basked with vanishing and reappearing woman, method not described
1993 314
Alan Wakeling The Mark Wilson Spirit Cabinet description of effects, method not described
1993 316
Alan Wakeling The Spirits Return
1993 319
Alan Wakeling The Take-Apart-Flip-Over break-a-way type
Inspired by 1993 323
Alan Wakeling The Seance Post woman bound to post for spirit cabinet type effects
1993 326
Alan Wakeling The Electric Maiden modernized Iron Maiden, penetration by many spikes
1993 329
Jim Steinmeyer Appendix commented reproduction of some of Alan Wakeling's sketches for illusion ideas
  • Pure Energy
  • Costume Trunk
  • Stack of Boxes (Okito)
  • The Tea Canister (Okito)
  • Find the Lady
  • Giant Rising Cards version
  • Black and White (Dante)
  • Floating and sinking ball on water
  • Crushing Illusion with two tigers
1993 335
Alan Wakeling, Jim Steinmeyer Cheater's Poker Ace assembly with packets in signed envelopes in pockets, stooge switches envelopes in his pocket
Variations July/Aug. 2001
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Alan Wakeling, Jim Steinmeyer one rule of Matrix poker sixteen card matrix, cards chosen, they're predicted
2003 28
Ted Lesley, Alan Wakeling Alan Wakeling's Liquid Sands with different colored liquids, similar to sand of dessert
2003 27
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Matrix Poker by Jim Steinmeyer, Alan Wakeling July 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 7)
Jim Steinmeyer The Gorilla Crushing
  • The Language of Illusion
Alan Wakeling illusion
Mar. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 3)
Jim Steinmeyer The Magical Traveler "Alan Wakeling's Original Series for Genii, The Conjurors's Magazine"
commented and edited series by Wakeling from Genii, Nov. 1951 to Oct. 1952, see following entries
Related to Sep. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9)
Alan Wakeling France silks appear from holes in painting palette, wine glass appears on palette as finale, "Silks from Newspaper" gimmick
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Related to Sep. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9)
Alan Wakeling China
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Related to Sep. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9)
Alan Wakeling Persia silks appear, change and fuse in changing fez
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9)
Alan Wakeling Japan routine for Candle Tube, match to flower, fan and candle transpose
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9)
Alan Wakeling Switzerland watch appears in hand, vanishes from silk, reappears in pocket, vanishes again, reappears in cigarette case, cane vanishes in hat and alarm clock appears in hat
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9)
Alan Wakeling Arabia cotton pad put in envelopes, it later smells like one of three chosen perfumes
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9)
Alan Wakeling Holland white and black tissue paper are torn and restored into chef's hat and apron, borrowed ring and some more ingredients put in a dove pan, ring appears in cake
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9)
Alan Wakeling Spain flowers appear at end of sword, then a flower bouquet, then deck is sprung in the air and all four Aces are impaled by performer
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9)
Alan Wakeling New York cocktail shaker appears from silk, four stacked glasses appear from silk, four different drinks are poured from shaker, long pocket
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9)
Alan Wakeling Ireland routine with clay pipes
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9)
Alan Wakeling Scotland uv paint produces glowing assistant, and glowing skull which answers questions with his jaw (talking skull)
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9)
Alan Wakeling Magical Traveler Finale suggested routines from series
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9)
Jerry K. Hartman A Golden Fleecing Ace Assembly where all four packets are each sealed in separate envelopes, spectators choose which one magician should hold onto, when they are opened, all Aces are gone from their envelopes and magician’s envelope contains them
Inspired by 2007 228
Tom Stone Wakeling-Jarrett Combo
Inspired by 2007 3
Anthony Owen The Light Bulp odd-backed "signed card" type effect, card to wallet
Inspired byAlso published here 2009 14
Alan Wakeling Rope of Quong Hi a rope is smoked, smoke appears in mouth
Also published here
  • Genii, Sep. 1947
Nov./Dec. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12)
Jim Steinmeyer The Affirmative Code
  • Conjuring
cards or objects in room are divined by assistant, code for twenty-six letters and numbers
Inspired by Dec. 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 12)
Jonathan Neal Alan Wakeling, Charlie Miller, and "The Egg on Fan" on making the egg skin
Mar. 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 3)
David Regal (reviewer) Aces Front by Alan Wakeling Apr. 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 4)