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Bruce Elliott The Back Room bar bet with a coin, gag with a bill (Al Cohn), on semantics, exposure, George Karger, Keith Clark and Bill Larsen
Aug. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 16)
George Karger Karger's Bent Coin switch
1945 172
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
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Bob Nelson, Dariel Fitzkee, Hen Fetsch, Douglas Francis, George Karger
June 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 86)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on George Starke, George Karger, Emil Jarrow, Bert Allerton, the "Swami" Magazine, puzzles by Fred Mosteller, Audley Walsh, Bob Novak and Charles Bertram
July 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 87)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Ed Marlo, George Karger, Hen Fetsch
Aug. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 90)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Bill Neff, George Karger, Jingo Jones, Kolma, Tom Fitzgerald
Nov. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 96)
Jean Hugard Hu-gardenias to George Karger and George Starke
Dec. 1945 173
Howard de Courcy The One-Hand Riffle Shuffle with cascade, illustrated with photographs by George Karger
Also published here Dec. 1945 175
Charles Kalish The One-Hand Overhand Shuffle illustrated with photographs by George Karger
Also published here Dec. 1945 177
Frederick Braue Roundabout on Jean Hugard, George Kaplan, John Scarne, Nate Leipzig, Nelson Downs, Al Keene, John Crimmins, Audley Walsh, Gerald Kaufman, George Karger, Dai Vernon, S.A.M. Show, Al Baker, Joe Berg, Kellar, Trenis Jones, Abril Lamarque, Frakson, Paul Fleming, Devant and more
July 1946 236
Frederick Braue Roundabout on John Mulholland, Roy Benson, Martin Gardner, Carl Jones, Orson Welles, Frakson, Cardini, George Karger, George Starke, Bert Allerton, the Mesmerized Glasses and more
Sep. 1946 252
Milbourne Christopher, George Karger Milbourne Christopher's Column idea for stack of coins, using a rubber magnifying glass as cover
Oct. 1947 359
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on hypnotism books, Jean Hugard, George Karger
Feb. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 144)
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Mandrake, SAM convention, Paul Fleming, Orson Welles, Paul Morris, George Karger, Jerry Lukins, Dante, Frank Chapman, Roy Benson, Charles Chance, Joe Karson, Herrman, Kellar, Herman Miller and more
July 1948 440
U. F. Grant News and Notes of Interest on Russell Swann, George Karger, Bobo, New York State Conclave convention, Winston Freer, Harlan Tarbell, Syl. Reilly
Oct. 1948 2
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jack Chanin, Dai Vernon, Clayton Rawson, George Karger, Wally Dean
Jan. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 194)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Scarne, John Hamilton idea for the newspaper tear, Martin Gardner, George Karger, Max Andrews
May 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 203)
George Karger The Uninvited Joker No. 128, performer spells to cards, but when the spectator tries, he always ends up with the joker
Related toVariations 1950 247
Frank Joglar Backstage on Maurice Zolotow, Dunninger, George Karger, Richard Harbin, Frank Garcia, Doc Marcus, Jay Marshall, Gus Bohn, Jean Hugard, Carter, Paul LePaul, Milo, John Calvert, Russ Swann, Lloyd Navado and more
  • The Magic Books
  • Video
  • Gus Bohn
  • Echo from 1908
  • Jottings
  • More Jottings
  • Black Art
Feb. 1950 632
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Pearson Mapes, Lou Tannen, Jack Spaulding, George Karger
Also published here July 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 233)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Hen Fetsch, Keith Clark, Stars of Magic, Dr. Jaks, Frank Garcia, Norman Jensen, Fred Keating, George Karger
June 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 257)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Max Golden, Friday Night Sodality, George Karger, Al Walsh
May 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 282)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Norman Jensen, George Karger, Bob Nelson
Oct. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 291)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on George Karger, Jay Marshall
Jan. 1954
The Phoenix (Issue 298)
Bill Bowman Clipped clipped, two paperclips on folded bill link, see p. 56 for variation with three clips
Related toVariationsAlso published here June 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 310)
Stewart Judah, George Karger, Al O'Hagan, Jesse J. Langston Jr., G. E. Emme, Stewart James, Paul Curry, Ronald B. Edwards Clipped Again more ideas and tips for Bowman's Clipped
Inspired byRelated to 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 324)
George Karger Ghost of the Morro Crab napkin moves over table, orange / lime under it
Jan. 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 340)
Edward G. Brown The Spelling Trick Ace to Ten are spelled to, several times a Seven turns up instead of the card, last card turns into Seven again as a surprise after it was discarded
Related toVariations 1973 24
G. E. Emme, Harold Turner, Dai Vernon, Elmer Applegit, Jesse Schimmel Der Geldschein und die Büroklammer
  • Zwei-Klammern-Verbindung
  • Drei-Klammern-Verbindung
Related to Dec. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 3 & 4)
George Karger Pen Production borrowed pen pocketed (dropped in sleeve), then reproduced
May 1984
Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 1)
Jerry K. Hartman Oddspell performer spells to cards, but when the spectator tries, he always ends up with the joker
Inspired by 1991 561