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Milbourne Christopher Super Stab cased deck
Variations Oct. 1948 469
Laurie Ireland A Portfolio of Bar and Close Up Tricks on Don Alan, brief
1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
28
Don Alan A "Long" Card Trick gag, long card rises from cased deck, then miniature card appears, puns
1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
28
Don Alan 7 Up comedy bit for rising card, Seven Up bottle is produced
1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
29
Don Alan Parachute cards are thrown into the air, selection floats down on a little parachute
Related to 1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
30
Don Alan Dice ideas and gags for dice stacking and dice routines, trick die
1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
30
Don Alan A Card Stunt name of selection is stamped on back of spectator's hand
Related to 1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
31
Don Alan Egg Gag with plastic hen
1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
31
Don Alan Merv Taylor Split Deck deck cut with a knife, one is only pierced it is the selection
1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
31
"Senator" Clarke Crandall Some Gags by Senator Crandall as given to Don Alan
  • doll house cleanup set for restaurant / bar work
  • bulldog clip in sleeve, to produce a coin anytime
1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
31
Don Alan Don Alan's Cereal Bowl Routine rice bowls type
Related to 1951
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
32
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Martin Gardner, Matt Schulien, Don Alan and his set, Clark Crandall
Sep. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 238)
953
Don Alan It's Flashy! sponge balls appear in a flash, with flash paper
1951 5
Don Alan Corner Riffle Force by Timing
Also published here 1951 6
Don Alan A Subtle One Way Force Deck with fifteen indifferent cards
1951 7
Don Alan The Inflation Pencil gag pencil, to vanish objects
1951 7
Don Alan Card in the Egg card is selected and miniature version found in plastic egg, all cards in deck are the same as climax
Variations 1951 9
Don Alan You Have Wax in Your Match Box matchbox to obtain wax, daub etc.
1951 10
Don Alan Bread Sandwich selection is found between two slices of bread
1951 11
Don Alan Keep Your "I" on Your Hat two pocket slates, signatures of performer and spectator on one side, hat size on the other, hat sizes change places
1951 12
Don Alan Bill in the Orange
1951 14
Don Alan Stuck Up Card card on wall, thumb tack
1951 16
About the Author about Don Alan
1951 19
The Flying Eagles three coins in the left join three coins in the right one by one, extra coin
Variations 1952 152
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Milbourne Christopher, Lee Noble, Don Alan, Carl Rosini, George Starke, Stars of Magic, Orson Welles, Cy Endfield, Charlie Miller, Jimmy Grippo, Cardini
Jan. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 246)
985
Don Alan Surprise Quickie deck with selection is cased and held by spectator, performer removes it and card remains in spectator's grip
Also published here 1952 21
Don Alan Choo Choo Train Prop for Kid Shows
Also published here 1953
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953)
35
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Ricky Dunn, Bill Gresham, Don Alan, Chic Schoke,George Jason, Jack Chanin Frank Jogglar
Mar. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 277)
1109
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Don Alan
Dec. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 295)
1181
Don Alan Don Alan's Finish for the Benson Bowl
1953 214
Jay Marshall The Bird Cage Tommy Vanderschmidt, Russell Swann, Earl Adcock, Don Alan, George Carolly, Sid Bergson, Milbourne Christopher, Norman Jensen newspaper clipping
Apr. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 305)
20
Jay Marshall The Society of American Magicians short description of
  • Clarke Crandall
  • Lee Le Roi
  • Don Alan
  • Johnny Platt
  • Johnny Paul
May 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 308)
29
Don Alan Pop Corn Swallowing like needle swallowing, for children
May 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 308)
29
Jay Marshall The Birdcage on Cy Endfield, Stan Musial, Francis Carlyle, Frank Garcia, Roy Benson, Ballantine, Dante, Don Alan, Del Ray, John Platt, Bert Allerton, Meyer Silberstein, Jack Miller, Leslie Guest, The Seven Circles, Frank Joglar, Raymonde
Sep. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 315)
64
Charles Smith Knickle Head nickel on forehead, has huge thumbtack/nail on back when removed
VariationsAlso published here Oct. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 318)
79
Don Alan Walsh Production Table Bit
Oct. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 318)
79
Don Alan A World of Gags gags with small globe
Oct. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 318)
79
Don Alan Flash String Ideas gags and ideas
  • No.3 card is found with flash string and stripper deck
Nov. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 320)
87
Jay Marshall The Birdcage on Houdini, Irv Desfor, Senator Crandall, Blackstone, Don Alan, Johnny Paul
Nov. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 320)
89
Jay Marshall The Birdcage on Don Alan, Neil Forster, Gen Grant, Roy Benson, The Escape Wizard, Jean Hugard, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Eddie Clever, John Braun, Audley Walsh
1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 324)
107
Frances Ireland Marshall Back Talk on Rezvani, James Findley, De Vega, Max Andrews, Eddie Joseph, Ed Marlo, Paul LePaul, Don Alan, Matt Schulien
Nov. 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 333)
143
About Don Alan
1956 4
Don Alan Sneaky Card to Pocket two cards selected, the first is not found but mentioned in an insurance policy, the second card appears in a sealed envelope
Related toAlso published here 1956 6
Don Alan "I'll Find It Wich My Slide Rule" name of selected card appears on slide rule
1956 7
Don Alan "Wot Hoppened?"
1956 9
Don Alan The Tree of... paper tree appears from rolled card, gag
1956 11
Don Alan It Can't Be... three phase routine
  • Aces on table, spectator thinks of Ace, Ace pocketed, it's thought Ace, other aces are also
found in pocket, cards on table are indifferent cards
  • McDonalds Aces, spectator sits on fourth packet
  • four Aces in performers pocket change places with four indifferent cards in spectators pocket
Related to 1956 12
Don Alan A Pretty Sneaky Nudist...Routine
Related toVariations 1956 19
Don Alan Christine (?), The Sneaky Deck card duck with alphabet cards, producing a message
1956 22
Don Alan Flaming Han Ping Chien (Presentation) with four coins and a match
1956 27
Don Alan A Las Vegas Fairy Tale through spectator's hand, with a cone and small die
1956 28
Don Alan Sneaky Half Dollar in Bottle coin in bottle combined with Anti-Gravico gimmick
1956 32
Don Alan Cut Down to Half a Pack gag, half cigarette pack
1956 35
Don Alan Cut Out this Tonite wordplay gag, with paper cuts
1956 36
Don Alan Ball Point Pen gag, ball appears on pen
1956 37
Don Alan Bits with Exploding Pellets gags with exploding pellets, loaded dice and exploding match
1956 37
Don Alan Bent Pins finish for linking pins, bent and impossible linked
1956 38
Don Alan Reading Palms gag, with rubber hand
1956 39
Don Alan Flash String Ideas
  • with a coin box
  • string puzzle
  • deck is bound with flash string, cards fall performer holds selection
1956 39
Don Alan Saddle Bags for Close Up Workers bags on chair
1956 40
Don Alan Lifesavers and Your Quarter Stack stack of coins idea
1956 41
Don Alan, Russel Walsh Russ Walsh Production Table Bit presentation idea
1956 41
Don Alan It's a Small World gags with a small pencil sharpener globe
1956 42
Don Alan Bowl or Cup Load finish for benson bowl routine, paper napkin wrapped on bowl, production of handkerchiefs
Variations 1956 42
Don Alan Ashes... smudge of ashes penetrates hand of spectator and appears in his palm, first shown to Don Alan by Jim Ryan
1956 43
Don Alan Bill, Lemon and Wrapper part of serial number is written down, featuring a floating burning wrapper
1956 44
Don Alan A Darker Shade of Malini lump of coal appears under fez
Related toVariations 1956 46
Jay Marshall BackTalk on magic magazines, Martin Gardner, Erdnase, Hugh R. Johnston, F. B. Sterling, Tarbell Testimonial, Don Alan, Lee LeRoi, Jim Sherman, Carl Jones, Phoebe Baker, Fred Allen
Jan. 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 340)
176
Harlan Tarbell Multiplying Corn Flakes and Milk rice bowls variation with cups
Related to Mar. 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 343)
197
Frances Ireland Marshall The Year Book Album with photographs, John Platt, Bob Lotz, Ben Berger, W. Gilbert, Dorny, Jack Hazelhurst, Jimmy Trimble, Joe Berg, Johnny Jones, Rita del Gardi, Marie Dornfield, Don Alan, Channing Pollock, Johnny Paul, Paul McKamy, Bruno, Carazini, Dr. Clutterhouse, Jim Steranko, Karrell Fox, Harlan Tarbell, Perci Abbott
1960
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
64
Don Alan Forward!
1960 5
Max Malini Production of a Block of Ice under hat, guessing game with coin
Related toVariations 1962 55
Don Tanner The Back Room on Don Alan, Burling Hull idea for Spongeball climax (plastic mice), E. W. Brady, Russ Burgess
Apr. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 379)
346
Don Alan Introduction
Also published here 1968 5
Karl Fulves Babel S. Leo Horowitz died age 77, John Scarne on David Frost show, Don Alan on Gary Moore show
June 1971 424
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Michael Albright, The Conjurer, Don Alan
1975
Magick (Issue 141)
704
Fred Robinson (reviewer) Don Alan Lectures notes on the lecture by Don Alan Feb. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 6)
218
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on Don Alan
Feb. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 6)
221
Don Alan Introduction
1976 3
Don Alan Don Alan's Set Up
1976 21
Philip T. Goldstein Ranch Dowser with a pendulum, duplicates
Inspired by
  • Ranch Bird (Don Alan)
1977 21
Don Alan Blackjacked brief, suggested as combination
1978 46
John F. Mendoza The Lump of Coal (TLC) lump of coal appears under fez after short coin interlude, then hat is full of pennies
Inspired byVariations 1978 83
John F. Mendoza The Bowl Routine longer combination
Inspired by 1978 92
Gene Nielsen Tarot Imagery major arcana, prediction of a tarot card
Inspired by
  • Don Alan's "Big Deal"
1980
Magick (Issue 273)
1363
Larry Jennings Tip for Sneaky Card to Pocket
Related to 1980 6
Don Alan Don Alan Turnover Switch envelopes
1983 84
John Carney Easy As Hell Prediction card in case matches selection
Inspired by
  • "Big Deal" (Don Alan)
Also published here
1987
Lecture Notes Collection (Issue Carney Uncovered)
9
Ron Wilson Miracle Micro-Macro seated, see also Don Alan for credits
Related toAlso published here 1987 50
John Carney Easy As Hell Prediction card in case matches selection
Inspired by
  • "Big Deal" (Don Alan)
Also published here
1987 9
Larry Baukin Partners Alan's Big Deal, done with large prediction and Tarot cards
Inspired by Nov. 1989
Magick (Issue 431)
2155
Don Alan Sneaky Card to Pocket - How Else?
1991 82
Don Alan "Big Deal" Switch with jumbo card or similar object
1991 124
Alexander de Cova (reviewer) The Greater Magic Video Library: Don Alan by Don AlanInspired by Apr. 1991
Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1)
16
Van Abernathy Chute deck encircled with rubber band, signed selection floats down attached to small parachute
Related to 1992 834
Don Alan Thickening A Plot nice card stab presentation, card is stabbed in paper bag
Summer 1996 115
Tommy Wonder, Don Alan Magic Ranch card prediction in plastic egg, all cards in deck the same as surprise, egg appears on table in off-beat
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1996 45
Jon Racherbaumer Footnotes To A Book-in-Limbo on the Don Alan book, letter from Louis Falanga to Jon Racherbaumer
1996
Facsimile (Issue 4)
19
Don Alan Four Jacks jumping jacks gag
1996 23
Don Alan Foreword
Also published here 1997 9
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Don Alan's Magic Ranch by Don Alan May/June 1998
The Magic Menu (Vol. 8 No. 47)
547
Michael Close (reviewer) The Complete Magic Ranch by Don Alan July 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 11)
25
Don Alan Devano Card Rise
Also published here 1999 2
John Greene John's Photography routine for Hull's Mental Photography
Inspired by 1999 192
Jon Racherbaumer Don Alan: In A Class By Himself
  • Donald Alan McWethy (timeline)
Related to July 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 11)
44
Don Alan Sneaky Things to Remember various tips
Also published here July 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 11)
47
Don Alan Worm's Turn worm in basket finds chosen ABC card, snake in a basket
Also published here July 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 11)
48
Marvyn Roy A Toast to Don
  • Letters
Related to Aug. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 12)
13
The Century - Those Who Impacted The Art In America
  • Max Maven
  • Harry Kellar (1849-1922)
  • Don Alan (1926-1999)
  • David Devant (1868-1942)
  • Harry Anderson
  • Stewart James (1908-1996)
  • Marshall Brodien
  • Albert Goshman (1920-1991)
  • Milbourne Christopher (1914-1984)
  • Dante (1883-1955)
  • Cardini (1896-1973)
  • The Century Top Ten
with voting card insert
Sep. 1999
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 1)
60
Jon Racherbaumer Snap Shots biography of Don Alan
2000 xix
Jon Racherbaumer Prologue
  • About the Tricks
  • About the Routines
  • Underlying Themes
  • Circle of Fun
  • Environmental Space
  • Personal Space
  • Picking Players
  • Time and Timing
  • Control
  • Momentum
  • Eye-Control
  • Jokes As Control
  • Interrogation Strategy
  • Performance and Persona
Also published here 2000
Don Alan Lean-Mean Chop Cup two final loads
2000 5
Don Alan Devilish Devano Rise
Also published here 2000 15
Chuck Smith, Don Alan Knickle Head
Inspired by 2000 23
Don Alan Burning Sensation (Cigarette Through Quarter)
2000 27
Don Alan Invisible Deck routine and presentation
  • About the Deck
  • Don Alan's Set-Up
2000 37
Don Alan Benson Bowl (Over)
2000 43
Don Alan Fanciful Flight seated
2000 51
Don Alan, Brother John Hamman Micro-Macro Intro
2000 59
Don Alan Big Deal card prediction with jumbo card, second phase with 3 1/2 gag card
VariationsAlso published here 2000 63
Don Alan Big Deal Switch with jumbo card
2000 65
Milbourne Christopher, Don Alan Bagged Stab knife and bag
Inspired by 2000 69
Don Alan Scotch and Soda Coda
2000 81
Don Alan Ranch Bird Deluxe with half forcing deck
2000 85
Don Alan Darker Side of Malini coin transposition using a hat, then large steel nut appears under hat
Related to 2000 93
Bill McIlhany Don Alan's Magic Ranch on Don Alan's TV-Series Magic Ranch
2000 107
Don Alan Stanley hand puppet monkey in basket finds selection
2000 117
Don Alan Worm's Turn worm in basket finds chosen ABC card, snake in a basket
Also published here 2000 125
Don Alan Las Vegas Fairy Tale coins travel from one hand to the other, one by one
Inspired by 2000 135
Don Alan Cap and Pence with leather cone, coins through spectator's hand, second version with die and cup
2000 140
Don Alan Clyde
2000 150
Don Alan Fido other presentation for Fred trick
2000 157
Don Alan Sneakily Stacked in Your Favor dice stacking routine, die changes to jumbo die and glass jar is used
  • How to Stack Dice
2000 159
Don Alan Pretty-Sneaky Nudist Deck
Related to 2000 169
Don Alan Invisible Card to Wallet two cards selected, the first is not found but mentioned in an insurance policy, the second card appears in a sealed envelope
Also published here 2000 173
Don Alan Cutter gag scissors routine, scissors won't close
2000 177
Edward Marlo, Don Alan Tweaking Marlo's Twee card trick based on a pun, picture with tree and three hearts,
2000 179
Don Alan, Eddie Fields Blackjacked! humorous Blackjack routine, spectator wears glasses to see marked cards, ends with a Blackjack formed by a Fourteen and a Seven
2000 181
Michael Albright Don Alan Lecture transcript of Don Alan's lecture from July, 5 1975
Also published here
  • "The Conjurer" Vol. 1, Nr. 7.
2000 189
Don Alan Corner Riffle Force by Timing
Also published here 2000 201
Don Alan Disappearing Cane, Using a Top Hat with hole in hat
2000 203
Don Alan Flying Medal medal on lapel is removed and flies back
2000 205
Don Alan Hat Levitator hat floats in front of body
2000 207
Don Alan Production of a Dove from a Borrowed Purse milk is poured into borrowed purse then a dove is produced
2000 209
Don Alan Mousetrap (a la Card Sword) cards thrown into the air and one caught with a mouse trap
2000 211
Don Alan Funny Vitamins (Close-Up Sight Gag) gags using jumping beans toys
2000 213
Don Alan Art Work on Playing Cards tip for writing or drawing on cards
2000 215
Don Alan Money Roller Routine printing bill on blank paper using a money roller
2000 217
Don Alan Production of Flowers and Cards
2000 219
Don Alan Floating and Rising Billiard Ball
2000 221
Don Alan All Thumbs gag with rubber thumbs
2000 223
Don Alan Dove Pan Tip & Microphone Stand Tray
2000 225
Don Alan Funny Birdcage Vanish vanishing bird cage using a paper bag for misdirection
2000 227
Don Alan Time-Card Gag
2000 229
Don Alan Cereal Bowls rice bowls type, with rubber hot dogs and other props
Related to 2000 231
Don Alan Choo-Choo Train Prop for Kid Shows
Also published here 2000 235
Don Alan A Trick You Can Write Home About! two stamps change places and appear back in envelope, as a climax stamp appears on envelope addressed to spectator, double-sided stamp
2000 237
Jon Racherbaumer, Don Alan, Earle Christenberry Last Transcript from a tape made in April 30, 1990
2000 241
Jon Racherbaumer, Don Alan Sneaky Things to Remember 23 points to think about
Also published here 2000 259
Jon Racherbaumer Fun Scales scales of Don Alan's routines
2000 261
Jon Racherbaumer Capsule Chronology Don Alan chronological timeline
2000 265
Jon Racherbaumer Bibliography & Filmography of Don Alan
2000 267
Jon Racherbaumer Don Alan: Circling the Wagons short version of article in "In a Class by Himself"
  • Performance and Persona
  • Circle of Fun
    • Environmental Space
    • Personal Space
    • Sneaky Things to Remember
Also published here May/June 2000
The Magic Menu (Vol. 10 No. 59)
686
Don Alan Devilish Devano Rise
Also published here May/June 2000
The Magic Menu (Vol. 10 No. 59)
688
Don Alan Big Deal card prediction with jumbo card, second phase with 3 1/2 gag card
Also published here May/June 2000
The Magic Menu (Vol. 10 No. 59)
691
Don Alan Big Deal Switch with jumbo card
May/June 2000
The Magic Menu (Vol. 10 No. 59)
692
Don Alan Surprise Quickie deck with selection is cased and held by spectator, performer removes it and card remains in spectator's grip
Also published here May/June 2000
The Magic Menu (Vol. 10 No. 59)
694
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) In a Class by Himself: The Legacy of Don Alan by Don Alan (written by Jon Racherbaumer) May 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 5)
79
Paul Cummins (reviewer) Don Alan's Devano Card Rise by Don Alan (written by Ron Bauer) Oct. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 10)
83
Michael Close Don Alan's Big Deal?
  • Marketplace
Apr. 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 8)
33
Michael Close (reviewer) In a Class by Himself: The Legacy of Don Alan by Don Alan (written by Jon Racherbaumer)Related to Apr. 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 8)
33
Darwin Ortiz, Ronny H. Cortes Analysis of the Alan Book
  • Letters
Related to June 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 10)
17
Reed McClintock Scotch and Soda for Real Transpositions and vanishes of American half dollar and Mexican centavo.
Inspired byRelated to 2002 1
Don Alan Comedy Egg Can - First Method: Original Don Alan Version egg cracked into can, card held on top, turned upside down over head of kid, card slid out, in the end candy appears in can
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Don Alan Comedy Egg Can" (Mak Magic)
2002 210
C. James Rainho Comedy Egg Can - Second Method: The Rainho Adaptation
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "The Great Egg Trick" (Jim Rainho, Magical Round-up No. 3, 1987)
2002 211
Karl Fulves No Way Out Aces on table, spectator thinks of Ace, Ace pocketed, it's thought Ace and others change into Jacks
Related toVariations 2003 74
Jay Sankey Big Time chosen card matches jumbo card prediction
Related to
  • "Big Deal" (Don Alan, marketed)
2004 8
Don Alan The Complete Don Alan's Chop Cup
2005 6
Don Alan Don Alan Chop Cup Loading Technique
2005 20
Don Alan The Big Bang chop cup loading technique with bang on table
2005 25
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Magic Ranch by Don Alan Mar. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 3)
99
Patrick Page Heba Haba Magic name of card appears on hand of spectator, ink pad
Related to 2011 52
Don Alan "Big Deal" Switch under wallet
2011 139
G Wonder's Surprise (惊爆蛋) Selected card vanishes from deck, appears inside sealed Kinder Surprise egg
Inspired by 2014 15
Tommy Wonder Das erscheinende Ei egg appears on table in off-beat
Related to 2016 59