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Charles T. Jordan Diabolical Transposition two thought cards across with two decks, stacked, siamesa
VariationsAlso published here 1921
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks)
22
Theodore Annemann July 1935 on Jack Vosburgh, Arthur Felsman, Harry Blackstone, John Mulholland, Dave Alliston, Pablo, U. F. Grant, Frank Lane
July 1935
The Jinx (Issue 10)
49
Theodore Annemann October 1935 on repetition, Carl Hertz, Robert Heller, Max Holden, Calvert Cole, U. F. Grant
Oct. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 13)
61
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant This is a Good Book
1935 3
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant The Boomerangs idea for the Jastrow illusion, cutting off pieces to make them the same length repeatedly
1935 5
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant Reading Cards performer holds up cards one by one and names them, using cheap cards that can be seen through with strong light
1935 7
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant A New Impromptu Number Trick quick addition of two six-digit numbers, using Axel Hellstrom's memory system
1935 7
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant Another Impromptu Table Trick salt poured in hand, changes into salted peanuts
1935 9
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant The Lindbergh Kidnap Ladder board with holes and nails, different spectators claim having seen a different number of holes and the nails in different positions
1935 10
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant A Comedy Handkerchief Routine sucker routine, finger tip
1935 13
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant The Card and the Cigarette description of a switch with the Harlequin Cigarette Holder
1935 15
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant Now Back to the Cards spectator remembers card at small position, it is later found, number is asked for
1935 16
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant Beans From Boston matchbox with six black and six white beans, mixed, performer separates colors behind back
1935 17
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant Now We'll Show You knife inserted into deck, card in center with break
1935 18
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant How Would You Like a Gag? card in cigarette gag in which no effect happens but the performer destroys the borrowed cigarettes
1935 18
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant A Ring Trick, But No Bell borrowed finger ring travels into wrapped package
1935 19
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant Back to the Farm glass of milk covered with tube, hand reaches into tube and produces coins, silks and a glass with a red drink
1935 22
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant Our Pocket Fire Bowl fire bowl production from under handkerchief
1935 24
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant Another Card Trick spectator remembers a card and its position from the bottom, performer takes deck behind back, brings forward wrong card, selection then found in pocket, card slipped up the jacket from behind back
1935 25
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant An Impromptu Poker Deal spectator cuts, performer takes bottom half and deals two fair hands, after the draw the performer has four Aces
1935 27
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant A Trick With a Monocle and a cute little gag, too monocle is wiped with handkerchief, cloth pulled through as there is no glass, then glass reappears in frame
1935 27
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant The Folding Half Dollar a piece of wood transposes with a half dollar
1935 28
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant A Trick From a Little Shot spectator puts a combination of black and white shots/pearls in a (bottomless) container, performer divines the content
1935 30
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant A Sweetheart card marked on the right side of the face, then card marked on left side of the face, they turn out to be the same
1935 31
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant Why Didn't I think Of This Before? cream/milk poured into rolled up paper, then back
1935 33
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant The Chinese Bottle Trick with wrapped clear bottle
1935 34
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant An Easy Color Change face card of rubber-banded deck changes, pass
1935 34
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant The Piles card ends up at chosen number
1935 35
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant Behind The Spectator's Back spectator stabs top face-up card between two selections behind his back
1935 35
Theodore Annemann February 1936 on Dave Allison, Russ Walsh, U. F. Grant, Percy Abbott, The Linx, Dr. Van Deusen
Feb. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 17)
91
U. F. Grant The Gambler's Expose Act
1936 1
U. F. Grant Switching Case cigar box sized box on table with opening, see page 3 for handling
1936 1
U. F. Grant Effect No. 1 spectator deals five hands, no good hand, but when the magician deals he get's a straight flush, re-deal stacking
Related to 1936 1
U. F. Grant Effect No. 2 spectator cuts to the Aces with single cut, cross-cut force with two Aces on top and bottom at start
1936 1
U. F. Grant Effect No. 3 second deal demo, top card has corner missing
1936 2
U. F. Grant Effect No. 4 bottom dealing demo, fake
1936 2
U. F. Grant Effect No. 5 - Blindfold Deal spectator shuffles, performer is blindfolded and deals out a Royal Flush (after deck switch)
1936 3
U. F. Grant Spellino spectator's name is spelt
Related to 1937 50
U. F. Grant Spellino Climax performer names a card and spells it, repeated
1937 51
U. F. Grant Giant Acrobatic Cards some jumbo cards are dealt face up face down alternating, they turn over again while a second packet is now mixed alternately, double backers
VariationsAlso published here 1937 127
U. F. Grant Hat and Card Change card is in hat, other card vanishes, card in hat is that card, original card in hat is in deck, double facer
1937 130
U. F. Grant The Funny Deck card travels back from pocket, leaving behind a blank card, double facer
1937 130
U. F. Grant U Can't Do As I Do double facer
1937 131
U. F. Grant The Spotter Cards card reverses itself and indicates position of selection, double facer
1937 131
U. F. Grant New Card Monte spectator think of one of two cards, double facer
Related to 1937 135
U. F. Grant A Book Test forcing word with cards, double-facer
Also published here 1937 135
U. F. Grant A Changing Card wrong card turns over and changes into right one in sandwich, double facer
1937 136
U. F. Grant A Spirit Message writing appears on card, double facer
1937 137
U. F. Grant A Transposition with sucker element
Variations 1937 137
U. F. Grant Simple Triple Location one-way backs
1937 151
U. F. Grant No Dice removing cards from packet with certain values wins game, one-way backs
1937 151
U. F. Grant The Vanishing Mirror Aces are found without looking at faces, apparently with mirror that vanishes, one-way backs
1937 152
U. F. Grant The Marked Deck finding Aces in one-way deck, apparently marked
1937 152
U. F. Grant The Fingerprint Discovery one-way backs
1937 152
U. F. Grant Living and Dead Test with one-way playing cards
1937 153
U. F. Grant A Count Down Discovery one-way backs
1937 153
U. F. Grant Siamese Twins two selections come together in deck
1937 154
U. F. Grant Find the Lady one-way backs
1937 162
U. F. Grant Call Me Up Sometime four cards are placed next to Queens
1937 162
U. F. Grant Thought Transference assistant names selection when he returns into room, code with one-way cards
1937 163
U. F. Grant Say When three cards at three numbers in fifteen-card packet, using hat, one-way backs
1937 164
U. F. Grant U Bite oops control
1937 168
U. F. Grant Sure Locator locator card turns over
1937 169
U. F. Grant The Midnight Marvel four of a kind reversed itself in dark room, duplicates
1937 295
U. F. Grant Behind the Pack counting procedure, short card
1937 313
Joseph Ovette The Buddha Whispers "has one of these the same value?"
Variations 1937 350
U. F. Grant Reversed Key Card The "Whoops!" Control
VariationsAlso published here 1938 81
U. F. Grant U-Do-It Ace Trick spectator loses Aces and deals out four hands to find them again, no-touch by magician (telephone trick?)
VariationsAlso published here 1938 349
U. F. Grant A Pocket Change card in performer's and spectator's pocket change place, double facer
1938 444
U. F. Grant Impropmtu Method
1938 790
U. F. Grant The Head Pincushion
1938 957
Charles T. Jordan Demon's Divination "can you see your suit/value... here?", set-up
Related toVariations 1938
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1938)
324
Minoe, U. F. Grant Clever Coins two times ten coins in two bowls, number selected with dice travels across, see also page 524
Feb. 1940
The Jinx (Issue 78)
513
Theodore Annemann, U. F. Grant More on the Flipbook Animation credit claim by U. F. Grant for 1921
July 1940
The Jinx (Issue 100)
612
U. F. Grant Tomato Cocktail tomato vanishes from paper bag, where only tomato skin remains, in cup appears tomato juice
Related to 1940
The Jinx (Issue 103)
623
U. F. Grant U. F. Grant's Witch's Broom assistant stands against post and wis wrapped with rope
1941 ca. 86
U. F. Grant U. F. Grant's 1933 Rope Trick
1941 ca. 162
U. F. Grant U. F. Grant's Sleight-Of-Hand Rope Trick
1941 ca. 165
U. F. Grant U. F. Grant's Stage Rope Restoration black art, black tube on rope looks like rope is cut
1941 ca. 200
U. F. Grant U. F. Grant's Super Rope Trick with extra piece
1941 ca. 232
U. F. Grant Grant and Maillow's Ropes of Bengal two ropes in paper tube, prediction if spectator selects long or short rope
1941 ca. 362
U. F. Grant U. F. Grant's Amazing Rope Trick black art method, in front of body
1941 ca. 371
U. F. Grant, Danny Morris, Howcani Gaglet Department
  • idea for Al Baker's "Salt Trick" (Morris)
  • idea for cleaning slates, when done with chemical formula (Grant)
  • gag, where two eggs are cracked and one put in pocket, but still three yolks are seen (Howcani)
Inspired by July 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 14)
59
Walter B. Gibson, U. F. Grant Count Them Out false count based on words
Jan. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 27)
112
U. F. Grant Ghost living and dead people's names written on slips, slip with dead person jumps in the air
Jan. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 27)
114
U. F. Grant Slow Motion Bill Transposition
Related toVariations 1943/27 109
U. F. Grant "Million Dollar" Bill Mystery two bills are torn, one half of each vanish and appear in envelope
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1943/27 112
U. F. Grant The Farmer and the Witch person transposition
1943/27 405
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Modern Levitations by U. F. Grant 1944 74
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Secrets by U. F. Grant 1944 86
U. F. Grant Zella Prediction Trick one card selected, one thought of, prediction written on one card, it's the selection with the thought of card written on it
Related to 1945 19
U. F. Grant Improved Three Way Forcing handling for forcing three cards with a three way forcing deck
1945 22
Robert A. Nelson, Dr. H. Walter Grote The Twenty-First Stunner ungaffed
Inspired by 1945 23
U. F. Grant New Slate Test sum of four years is predicted
1945/27 200
Laurie Ireland, U. F. Grant The Shrinking Glass of Milk in combination with Bossie Cow
1947
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947)
18
U. F. Grant Various Advertisements only effect descriptions
  • Grant's Cheek to Cheek
  • Flash Paper
  • Jumbo Climax Six Card Repeat
  • See-Bee Color Change
  • The Princess Wedding Bracelets
  • Grant's Egg in Paper
  • Terrific Collapsible Production - New Life-Like Rubber Creations
  • Slate of Mind - Formerly Called "Grant's Cards & Slate"
Oct. 1948
U. F. Grant The General Says "In this issue I have included some of the best material from the mimeographed issue."
Oct. 1948 2
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
U. F. Grant, Winston Freer The Effect of Freer's Challenge Lite Bulb recount of Winston Freer's floating light bulb, method posed as a challenge to readers
Oct. 1948 3
U. F. Grant Elmer Eckam description of Eckam's bill in cigarette and cards across, no explanations
Oct. 1948 4
U. F. Grant Half Dollar in Bottle coin in bottle as a practical joke for bar tender
Oct. 1948 4
U. F. Grant A Coin Trick with Music empty glass with silk set aside, coins travel audibly into it, clinking sound on record with music
Oct. 1948 5
U. F. Grant Dealing a Royal Flush performer receives Royal Flush on second deal, claim of principle
Related to Oct. 1948 6
U. F. Grant Rising and Vanishing Match match rises out of matchbox, vanishes in handkerchief
Oct. 1948 7
U. F. Grant Thirteen of Diamonds forcing Thirteen of Diamonds and Fourteen of Spades on two spectators and then making fun of them
Oct. 1948 8
U. F. Grant Crystal Card Trick card chosen behind back is divined by performer with help of crystal ball, index corner secretly torn off behind back
Oct. 1948 8
U. F. Grant Knots in Paper Sack spectators make many knots in rope, it is held in paper bag with top visible, knots vanish
Oct. 1948 9
U. F. Grant Cut and Restored String, Ribbon or Rope thin rope or string looped around pencil, cut and restored, really cut off-center and short piece stolen away
Oct. 1948 10
U. F. Grant Two on a Match match blown out, yet can still ignite flash paper which then ignites match again
Oct. 1948 11
U. F. Grant Round Table Salt Vanish salt poured in hand vanishes, poured straight through fist into lap
Oct. 1948 11
U. F. Grant Color Splash white silk produced, changes to red, water changes to red water and is poured in paper bag, red silk vanishes and is produced from paper bag in place of water
Oct. 1948 11
U. F. Grant Chalk Penetration chalk mark is rubbed through a table or surface and appears on the performer's other previously examined hand
Oct. 1948 14
U. F. Grant Quarter Thru Finger Ring coin in handkerchief, corner threaded through ring, coin pulled through, wafer cookie
Oct. 1948 15
U. F. Grant Bargains for Inner Circle Members
Oct. 1948 15
U. F. Grant Various Advertisements only effect descriptions
  • Zella Two Word Code
  • Fan-Ta-Bill
  • The Zella Master Move
  • Grant's Egg in Paper
  • Grant's Think-a-Deck
  • Slate of Mind
  • Ramons Aerial Card
  • The Watch Box
  • The Magician at the Bridge Table (A. H. Stafford)
  • Zella Coins Thru Plate
  • Harrison Spear-It Knife
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Fruit-Vegetables & What Not - Realistic Rubber Items
  • Souvenir Postcards
Dec. 1948
U. F. Grant The General Says
  • Special Announcement (Felix Korim Mystery Show)
Dec. 1948 2
U. F. Grant Bill Neff on Bill Neff visiting Grant's shop
Dec. 1948 3
U. F. Grant Fetaque Sanders on Fetaque Sanders visiting Grant's shop
Dec. 1948 3
U. F. Grant A Kid Tip tip for showing a container empty and having the kids say it out loud instead of the performer
Dec. 1948 4
U. F. Grant A Loaf of Bread rubber loaf produced from paper bag
Dec. 1948 5
U. F. Grant The Midget's Lunch Box production routine with rubber food
Dec. 1948 5
Don Tanner Think...this one over presentation for Grant's effect (which seems to be a force), prediction mailed to chairman weeks before show
Inspired by
  • "Think" (U. F. Grant)
Dec. 1948 6
U. F. Grant The Cover Picture about Sir Felix Korim (on cover of this issue)
Dec. 1948 6
U. F. Grant Wine and Water Trick water poured into glasses, water becomes colored, performer drinks the glasses, then makes wine and beer for the audience
Dec. 1948 8
U. F. Grant The Nickle and Penny spectator distributes nickel and penny in his two hands, has to do some calculations without telling the result, then performer knows which is where, also as phone effect
Dec. 1948 8
U. F. Grant From Grant's Tomb anecdotes by Jess Kelly about kids magic and fish catching
Dec. 1948 13
U. F. Grant Any Number over Telephone rough-smooth forcing deck, a person called who should name any odd number
Related to Dec. 1948 13
Sid Lorraine, Bert Douglas Watch the Lemon lemon is supposed to travel into glas, only skin remains, lemonade in glass
Inspired by
  • "The 'Lemon Crush' Mystery" (Sid Lorraine, Linking Ring Vol. 2 No. 11, 1924)
Related toVariations
1948/27 75
U. F. Grant Four-Ace Routine Aces with twelve indifferent cards are mixed and dealt in four piles, Aces in spectator's pile
Also published here 1948/27 119
Bruce Elliott Fate male and female names are selected, one by sliding a paperclip on a list, second by rolling the dice, the names match and represent a famous pair from history
Related toVariations May 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 177)
708
U. F. Grant Lady Luck multiple prediction, coins heads and tales, sum of thrown dice and selected card, tossed out deck
Related to July 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 181)
723
U. F. Grant Various Advertisements only effect descriptions
  • Grant's Production Skunk
  • Miniature Dye Box
  • Maguire's Salt Vanish
  • The Hollis Gizeh Card
  • Deluxe Chink Cans
  • Deluxe Clock Vanish
  • Devil's Ashtray (George Blake)
  • Cen-Tri-Fic (E. J. Moore)
  • Brain Echo (Syl Reilly)
  • Grant's Annula of Magic
  • Grant's Patter Folio
  • Worlds Best Hat Loader
  • Spring Rabbits
  • Slate-of-Mind
  • Egg in Paper
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Zella Two Word Code
  • Grant's Think-a-Deck
  • Private Instructions
  • Open House
Jan. 1949
U. F. Grant From Grant's Tomb on Eddy Patch, Houdini, Max and Tess Holden, Bill Williston anecdote with bottomless glass
Jan. 1949 2
U. F. Grant Card to Shoe attached to bottom of shoe with thumb tack
Jan. 1949 3
U. F. Grant Zella Living and Dead Test using pencil that can change the color with repel/propel mechanism
Jan. 1949 3
U. F. Grant Keys and Padlock hook key
Jan. 1949 3
U. F. Grant The Green Buddha hidden buddha statue found blindfolded, ticking clock inside
Jan. 1949 5
U. F. Grant Coin-Ception three coins taped onto cardboard by spectator, put in envelope and then thumb tacked on wall, performer divines order of coins, gravity/balance
Jan. 1949 6
U. F. Grant The Spotter Card Trick a Four spot reverses and is used to count to selection
Jan. 1949 8
U. F. Grant The Flying Glass of Water glass of water from under cloth into hat, disc in handkerchief, "visible or invisible"
Jan. 1949 9
U. F. Grant Grant's Follow the Leader ten red and ten black cards mixed together, separate again, a bit unclear with dealing
Jan. 1949 10
U. F. Grant Oops False Shuffle reversed card to key the bottom of deck after only-cuts-overhand-shuffle
Jan. 1949 10
U. F. Grant The Egg Cup bottomless egg cup
Jan. 1949 11
U. F. Grant 18th Annual Magi-Fest convention program listed
Jan. 1949 11
U. F. Grant Grant's Torn Card Trick with matching corner as proof
Jan. 1949 12
U. F. Grant The Spirit House light in doll house goes on and off to answer questions
Jan. 1949 13
U. F. Grant Magical Extraction glass of milk put in container, then coins, silk and smaller glass of tomato juice produced from it, glass of milk is now almost empty
Jan. 1949 14
U. F. Grant Cups and Balls Finale small cups, one filled with drink
Jan. 1949 14
U. F. Grant The Cover Picture about Howard & Elvonne (on cover of this issue)
Jan. 1949 14
U. F. Grant Various Advertisements only effect descriptions
  • The Devil Glass
  • Grant's Repeat Coin Cups
  • Slate of Mind
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Egg Papers
  • Climax Flat Rabbit
  • Skeleton Rabbit
  • Grant's Production Skunk
  • Grant's Card Wallet (index wallet)
Mar. 1949
U. F. Grant The General Says on Magi-Fest, Chri Charlton, Walter Gibson
Mar. 1949 2
U. F. Grant The Bill, Egg and Walnut bill travels into nest of egg and walnut, duplicate bill made by cutting two bills in half and joining them together with one half switched
Mar. 1949 6
U. F. Grant Summer Course on Magic
Mar. 1949 7
U. F. Grant Fire Reading center tear, center piece sticks to card
Mar. 1949 10
U. F. Grant The Cover Picture about Jack Courtney (on cover of this issue)
Mar. 1949 12
U. F. Grant A Free Trick
Mar. 1949 13
U. F. Grant Zella Card Stabbing stabbing into run of Spades in paper-wrapped deck, value then is used to count to selection
Related toAlso published here
  • Linking Ring, Nov. 1953
Mar. 1949 14
U. F. Grant Zella Poker Deal simple poker deal from spectator's cut, performer draws the four Aces
Mar. 1949 14
U. F. Grant Bird Cage Tips
Mar. 1949 14
U. F. Grant Brain-Storms in Magic - Flight of a Handkerchief borrowed handkerchief burned in a flash, reappears in paper cone, "by WT"?!
Mar. 1949 15
U. F. Grant Various Advertisements only effect descriptions
  • Grant's Candle-Lite
  • The Devil Glass
  • Grant's Think-a-Deck
  • Grant's Card Wallet
  • Easy-Do Card Miracle
  • Slate of Mind
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Egg Papers
  • Tanner's Ace Trick (Don Tanner)
  • Special Cards
Apr. 1949
U. F. Grant Generally Speaking on Al Flosso, Nate Leipzig, John Scarne and movie star Chester Morris, Jim Wheeler, Professor Kreiger
Apr. 1949 2
U. F. Grant Ding-Dong-Bell alarm clock rings to answer questions
Apr. 1949 3
U. F. Grant Grant's Musical Piano Act tunes on billets, pianists plays chosen tunes
Apr. 1949 12
U. F. Grant Scarem scary impromptu make-up
Apr. 1949 12
U. F. Grant Grant's Mutilated Hanky borrowed handkerchief, ink spots, cut up, then restored
Apr. 1949 13
U. F. Grant The Cover Picture about Don Tanner (on cover of this issue)
Apr. 1949 13
U. F. Grant Gag with Rubber Ice Cream Cone water runs out of rubber cone once given to spectator
Apr. 1949 15
U. F. Grant Balloon Restored balloon put in paper bag, it bursts, then restored
Apr. 1949 15
U. F. Grant Various Advertisements only effect descriptions
  • Deluxe Dizzy Drinks
  • Grant's Card in Balloon
  • Slate of Mind
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Egg Papers
  • Climax Flat Rabbit
  • Easy-Do Card Miracle
  • Grant's Card Wallet
  • Grant's Candle-Lite
May 1949
U. F. Grant Generally Speaking
May 1949 2
U. F. Grant The Cover Picture about The Lestas (Cliff and Ace, on cover of this issue)
May 1949 3
U. F. Grant The Phantom Stage Carpenter vanishing carpenter, with gag intro in which explanation of trick cannot be heard because of loud banging noice
May 1949 8
U. F. Grant From Grant's Tomb
May 1949 10
U. F. Grant Ten and Five of Diamonds gag with Fifteen of Diamonds
May 1949 10
U. F. Grant Another 15 Diamonds Gag gag with Fifteen of Diamonds, calculation
May 1949 10
U. F. Grant A Table Combination combining vanishing glass under newspaper with vanishing coin under glass with cut-out paper circle over mouth of glass
May 1949 10
U. F. Grant Grant's Winter Time in China
May 1949 11
U. F. Grant The Deaf-Mute Card Trick gag in which jumbo card version of selection is produced from pocket
May 1949 12
U. F. Grant How I Found Your Card selection's back color changes
May 1949 12
U. F. Grant Seeing Is Not Believing purse shown, it is unfolded to long purse, beer bottle taken out and put in paper bag, changes into coke bottle there, rubber bottle
May 1949 12
U. F. Grant Change Please half dollar in hand changes into quarter, two dimes and a nickel
May 1949 13
U. F. Grant Various Advertisements only effect descriptions
  • Zella Bill Reading / Zella Bill Switch / Zella Torn Bill Production
  • Grant's Improved Vanishing Lamp
  • Grant's Coin Bucket
  • Grant's Slate-Of-Mind
  • The Fairy Glass is Back
  • Interlaced Fingers Coin Product'n (Frank Csuri)
  • Chrome Phanto Tubes
  • Jungle Torture Illusion (Arturo)
  • New G. & M. Nite Club Table
  • Influence
  • Magic by Hoyam
June/July 1949
U. F. Grant Generally Speaking Frank Chapman, Bill Neff
June/July 1949 2
U. F. Grant Bill Neff Not All Spooks on Bill Neff's show
June/July 1949 3
U. F. Grant The Cover Picture about Doctor Carroll Ritchey (on cover of this issue)
June/July 1949 3
U. F. Grant Meet Winston Freer on Freer, mention of Knife thru Wrist and rice bowls
June/July 1949 4
U. F. Grant How Many Spots Five of Diamonds forced, Nine of Diamonds produced, then shown that four spots have been torn off
June/July 1949 10
U. F. Grant Stuck
June/July 1949 10
U. F. Grant Slate-of-Clock alarm clock set to any time by spectator, chalk clock face on slate becomes the same time
June/July 1949 10
U. F. Grant Silks Ahoy two different-colored silks transpose in borrowed hats, hollow ping pong balls as gimmicks
June/July 1949 11
U. F. Grant Book Matches
June/July 1949 11
U. F. Grant Annual Picnic
June/July 1949 11
U. F. Grant An Old-Time Gag pretending to be dumb
June/July 1949 13
U. F. Grant Various Advertisements only effect descriptions
  • Tanner's Six Card Mental Test (Don Tanner)
  • Impromptu Bill Tear
  • New Comedy Cigars
  • Cotton to Milk Glass
  • Jungle Torture Illusion (Arturo)
  • Glo-Lac Fluorescent Chalk
  • Grant's Devil Derby
  • Pierced
  • Climax Egg Bag
  • Grant's Visible Walking Thru Ribbon
  • Houdini Outstripp'd
  • Jen-Jan Rice Act / Jen-Jan Silk Flight / Jen-Jan Phanto Flower Garden / Jen-Jan Parasol Special / Jen-Jan Silk Production
  • Super Bontania
  • Jumbo Touch Prediction / Jumbo Climax Six Card Repeat / Jumbo Two Card Monte / Jumbo Cards to Pocket / Grant & Judah Jumbo Monte
Aug./Sep. 1949
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
U. F. Grant Generally Speaking
Aug./Sep. 1949
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
2
U. F. Grant Atomic Energy fire explosion in glass
Aug./Sep. 1949
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
3
U. F. Grant Cover Picture about U. F. Grant (on cover of this issue), image materializes in luminous paint in the dark
Aug./Sep. 1949
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
3
U. F. Grant A Free Glass of Milk gag at restaurant with fake milk
Aug./Sep. 1949
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
10
U. F. Grant Black Coffee stiring cream in black coffee, then complain at the waitress, gag
Aug./Sep. 1949
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
10
U. F. Grant Grant's Terrific Telephone Test deck dealt onto table in row with every other card reversed, reversed one chosen, then any person called who names an odd number, card is there, half forcing deck
Related to Aug./Sep. 1949
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
12
U. F. Grant Touch as a phone prediction with random people called during performance
Aug./Sep. 1949
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
12
U. F. Grant Grant's Triple Stop Card Trick three people select cards, then three decks are dealt in unison until someone calls stop, the three cards are the selected ones
Related to Aug./Sep. 1949
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
12
U. F. Grant Grant's Card Trick three cards change places, two under hand of the spectator one in performer's pocket, duplicate
July 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 207)
827
U. F. Grant Visible: Invisible Thread invisible thread gag, thread appears
July 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 207)
827
U. F. Grant The Impossible Knot knot routine with a handkerchief
July 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 207)
828
U. F. Grant A New Coin Fold
July 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 207)
829
U. F. Grant Grant's Secret
Nov. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 216)
863
Howard Albright, U. F. Grant The Drunk Plays Bridge No. 114, drunken bridge deal
1950 221
U. F. Grant, Bob Somerfeld Impromptome with borrowed business card as a bookmark
Inspired by 1951 7
Milbourne Christopher Magazine Test with playing card to select page
Variations 1954 3
U. F. Grant Ghost Knot false knot, wax on rope, convincing
1954/27 106
U. F. Grant Grant's Cigarette Classic clean vanish behind card and reproduction from cigarette pack, using metal tube clipped to thumb
1954/27 142
U. F. Grant Zella Ring on the Rope using extra piece
Related to 1954/27 173
U. F. Grant E Z Cut and Restored Rope Mystery extra piece
1954/27 178
U. F. Grant Another Ending for Zella Ring on the Rope with restoration
1954/27 179
U. F. Grant Bombay Ropes and Rings several rings and hat, grandmother's necklace principle
1954/27 181
U. F. Grant Packing Box Escape
1954/27 296
Harlan Tarbell, U. F. Grant Packing Box Escape
1954/27 299
U. F. Grant Carton Production
1954/27 367
U. F. Grant The Grant Sliding Knot Principle
1956 31
U. F. Grant Grant's Improvement
Related to
  • "The Hindu Rope Trick" (Burling Hull)
1956 31
U. F. Grant Grant Stage Method
1956 38
Stewart James So Nero spectator loses Jacks and deals out four hands to find them again, no-touch, story presentation, with spelling strategy to force one of four piles
Inspired byVariations Apr. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 5)
3
Don Tanner The Flower Pagoda No. 5, production of spring flowers with U. F. Grant's Double Load Pagoda
1958 ca. 3
Don Tanner Magical Hot House No. 7, production of spring flowers with U. F. Grant's Crystal Silk Cylinder
1958 ca. 3
Don Tanner The Hot House Again No. 24, production of spring flowers with U. F. Grant's Little Silk House
1958 ca. 8
U. F. Grant Impromptu Impression Board not really impromptu
1959 20
Eddie Clever, U. F. Grant (a) Cigarette Test cigarettes dumped in a bowl, cigarette with different brand is found
1959 24
U. F. Grant A Date with a Coin coin is selected, when top four cards are dealt, numbers match the date of the coin
1959 30
U. F. Grant Klein... Aber Fein key card placement with locator card
1959
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 1)
776
U. F. Grant The Spotter Cards card turns face-up that indicates position of selection by its value
1959 26
U. F. Grant New Card Monte card in spectator's pocket transposes with card in performer's pocket
Related to 1959 28
U. F. Grant A Book Test forcing word with cards, double-facer
Also published here 1959 30
U. F. Grant Lilly - Levi knife in paper cup, knife is held and cup remains suspended
Related to Nov. 1960
The New Phoenix (Issue 351)
231
U. F. Grant Terrific with fourteen of spades and card with torn corner jokes
Nov. 1960
The New Phoenix (Issue 351)
232
U. F. Grant Rise a matchbox on table stand up by itself
Related to
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly 1954, Walter Price
Nov. 1960
The New Phoenix (Issue 351)
233
U. F. Grant Zella Switch card under table is divined, x-ray vision presentation
Nov. 1960
The New Phoenix (Issue 351)
233
U. F. Grant Card Table Switch under table deck switch
Nov. 1960
The New Phoenix (Issue 351)
233
U. F. Grant The Misdirection Pass The "Whoops!" Control
Related toAlso published here Nov. 1960
The New Phoenix (Issue 351)
234
U. F. Grant Little Miracles I. do as I do with packet and double facer, no ESP relation
1960 6
U. F. Grant Little Miracles II. two cards transpose, one in spectator's and one in performer's pocket, no ESP relation
1960 6
U. F. Grant Little Miracles III. two card transposition from glass to paper bag, sucker element, no ESP relation
1960 7
Rolland Hamblen, Charlie Miller, U. F. Grant Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 9 spectator remembers card and its position, card stabbed in deck, its value used to count down and find selection
1961 20
Don Tanner The Back Room on U. F. Grant, Karrell Fox, Steranko, Bob Nelson, Louis Lam
May 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 357)
258
Don Tanner The Back Room on Jay Marshall, Dai Vernon, U. F. Grant, mathematical puzzle
July 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 359)
266
Milton Kort, Howard Albright, U. F. Grant A Date with Kort coin cut repeated twice, then date of coin is produced with four cards
Jan. 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 365)
288
Don Tanner (reviewer) Victory Carton Illusions by U. F. Grant Jan. 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 365)
290
Don Tanner The Back Room on Don Lawton, Bob Nelson, Jay Marshall, Judy Elliott, Edwin L. Baron, George Johnstone, U. F. Grant gag, Jack Ketch bar bet wth rope, The New Jinx, Frank Zella
Apr. 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 368)
302
Don Tanner The Back Room on Micky Hades, Jimmy Lake, Jay Marshall, Bob Lund, U. F. Grant, Stuart Cramer
May 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 369)
306
U. F. Grant Idea for Switching Bulldog Clip
June 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 370)
308
U. F. Grant Hard Shell Sorcery using the Egg Cup, egg changes with silk in two egg cups
Also published here June 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 370)
308
U. F. Grant The Egg in the Card egg vanishes and yolk is poured from selection
Also published here June 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 370)
309
Don Tanner The Back Room on Howard Thurston, Benjamin Franklin, card throwing, Magic Dealer Association, gag by Dr. Belanger, J. E. Johannson suggests using flower pots for cups and balls, Magic Handbook, U. F. Grant
Sep. 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 372)
318
U. F. Grant Nickle to English Penny with playing card
Nov. 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 374)
325
Don Tanner The Back Room on Don Lawton, tip for U. F. Grant's "Coin Stitched" by Roscoe L. Gaylord, Roger Sylvester
Nov. 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 374)
326
U. F. Grant Phantom Coins in spectator's breast pocket, see page 342 for idea by G. E. Hill
Also published here Dec. 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 375)
327
Don Tanner The Back Room on Magi-Fest, Howard A Adams idea for Grants Plus Roydon, U. F. Grant
Dec. 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 375)
330
Don Tanner The Back Room on Magi-Fest, Micky Hades, Elmer Skippy Huber, U. F. Grant, Sid Lorraine, Walt Rollins, Dino Mazza
Feb. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 377)
338
U. F. Grant You Joker! gag, mirror on compass, spectator looks into it and sees himself, selection of a joker
Apr. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 379)
345
U. F. Grant Instant Penetration through handkerchief, see p. 362 for idea by Dimitri Demushkin
June 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 381)
352
U. F. Grant Zella's Space Coin with chinatown quarter, transposition with playing card
Also published here June 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 381)
354
U. F. Grant Clip - P.O. Clippo variation with piece of paper used for bundling mail
Dec. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 385)
368
U. F. Grant The Bashful Queens Queen between two Jacks turns face down
Variations June 1964
The New Phoenix (Issue 391)
391
Francis Haxton Fickle Queen see also p. 406
Inspired by Nov. 1964
The New Phoenix (Issue 393)
400
U. F. Grant, Harry Lorayne Impromptu Out of this World
VariationsAlso published here 1965 26
U. F. Grant Infallible Prediction ping pong ball is placed under one of three cups, different colors, prediction
Variations Jan. 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 394)
405
Karl Fulves Infallible Prediction Variation golf ball placed in one of three cups, prediction in form of a second ball in chosen cup
Inspired byRelated to Apr. 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 395/396)
408
Don Nielsen Problem in Prophecy three different colored cups, and three different colored balls, matching, posed as problem, see p. 426 & 428 for comments and ideas
Inspired byRelated toVariations July 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 397)
416
U. F. Grant Zella's Space Coins
Also published here 1966 480
U. F. Grant The Phantom Coins two methods
Also published here 1966 481
U. F. Grant The Queen Bows coin penetrates tray and falls into glass underneath
1966 482
Steve Belchou, U. F. Grant Grand Slam marked one of three coins penetrates filled glass covered with handkerchief
Also published here Mar. 1967 89
U. F. Grant Silks, Paper & Wrists Newspaper wrapped around wrists, silks disappear, appear around spectator's wrists
1968 67
U. F. Grant U. F. Grant's Spirit Knots rope placed inside bag, knot appears on rope
1968 81
U. F. Grant Comedy Doughnut Trick two ropes, using doughnuts
1968 94
U. F. Grant U. F. Grant's Perfect Cut Rope Trick
1968 203
U. F. Grant U. F. Grant's Spectator Rope Trick spectator cuts knotted and looped rope and restores it in box
1968 246
U. F. Grant U. F. Grant's Comedy Rope Trick long and short rope is put on back of one spectator and two equal ropes on back of other spectator, situation change places
1968 283
U. F. Grant Mindreading with Any Assistant spectator finds chosen card, two methods
1972 40
U. F. Grant Mindreading with Any Assistant No. 2 spectator divines chosen card, corner torn off
1972 40
U. F. Grant Underneath three cards put on floor
1972 63
U. F. Grant The Fingerprint Discovery
1972 107
U. F. Grant The Marked Deck
1972 107
U. F. Grant Silver Sleuth
1972 108
U. F. Grant Finale
1972 146
U. F. Grant Grant's Rope Stretching Move No. 398
1972 108
Francis Carlyle Carlyle's Bill Switch No. 725, wrong value stuck on a bill
Related to 1972 193
Morty Rudnick Impromptu Mis-Indexed Bill ten-dollar bill with hundred-dollar index
Related to June 1973 628
Eddie Erold, U. F. Grant Mermaid Illusion classic appearance with two foldable screens
1974 67
Vic Perry, Al Koran The Man Called Al Koran apparently by Al Koran, two bills are torn, one half of each vanish and appear in envelope
Related to 1974
Magick (Issue 100)
497
U. F. Grant Bill in Nest of Envelopes
Related to Winter 1975
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two))
856
Charles Nyquist, James G. Thompson Jr. Retrospective long article about the evolution of phone effects, reprinted from Sphinx, 1942
  • "20th Century Telepathy" (John Northern Hilliard)
  • John Percival, Benedict and Paul Rockwood versions
  • Fred D. Muth & elimination principle
  • "One By Swindle" (F. Jackson)
  • U. F. Grant
  • "Colored Silks" (Earl Thomas)
  • "Operator Calling" (Harris Solomon)
  • "Right Number" (Kent Arthur)
  • "The Phantom Phone" (Howard Savage)
  • "Winged Thoughts" (J. G. Thompson, Jr.)
  • "Phoned Thots" (Orville Meyer)
Apr. 1975 952
U. F. Grant B) using reversed one-way back card as key card
1975 36
Lawrence Nudelman Switcheroo borrowed large bill transposes with one-dollar bill in hand of spectator, fake index
Related to 1975-1978 ca. 1
Jack Bridwell Psychokinesis! magic tricks in mentalism context, psychokinesis
  • golf ball moves on table
  • pendulum in bottle
  • U. F. Grant's Light and Heavy Glass
1976
Magick (Issue 159)
793
U. F. Grant, Burling Hull Grant's "Predicto" Book and Card Test number up to fifty-two named, that card value used to count to a page and word in book, word written on reversed card in deck
1976 65
Burling Hull The Invisible Hand Writes writing appears on slate (visibly), Burling Hull Chemical Chalk
Related to 1976 79
Burling Hull, U. F. Grant "The Spirits Know All" - A Living and Dead Combination name of dead person appears gradually on slate
  • The Grant Method
  • Burling Hull Method
  • Another Hull Materialization
  • Volta Name Appearance
  • The Daring Volta Method
  • Mediums Dead and Alive Discovery
Related to 1976 82
Al Mann The Baffling Bills - Materialization of Matter two bills are torn, one half of each vanish and appear in box, Arca system
Inspired by
  • Willane's "The Baffling Notes" in "Abra" #841, March 10th 1962.
Related to
1978 9
U. F. Grant Plastic Forcing Bag clear forcing bag with three compartments, brief
1979
Magick (Issue 236)
1178
U. F. Grant Elastic-Scape two halves encircled with rubber bands, selection placed between those halves, vanishes, then jumps out
VariationsAlso published here
  • "The Encyclopedia of U. F. Grant Magic"
1979 21
Teleportation No. 28, two bills torn, one half of each travels into envelope
Related to 1979 42
U. F. Grant Ein Tip für Trickspiritisten spectators apparently hold on to both thumbs of the performer through a cloth
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
69
U. F. Grant Grant's Hummer Trick some cards in hand and some in pocket, amount of both is divined
Related to 1980 29
Ken De Courcy, U. F. Grant, Archie Byford Four Ace Duet stand-up with stand, dealing
  • The Solo Version
Inspired by 1980 65
Karl Fulves, Charles T. Jordan, Joseph Ovette, U. F. Grant The Buddha Bet "can you see your suit/value... here?", set-up
Inspired byRelated to 1981 12
Terri Rogers Spondulics two bills torn, one half of each travels into envelope
Inspired byRelated to 1981
The Talon (Issue 7)
97
U. F. Grant Die Ablenkungsvolte The "Whoops!" Control
Also published here June 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2)
75
Stephen Tucker Wild two bills are torn, one half of each vanish and appear in envelope and pen
Inspired byRelated to Nov. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 31)
603
Michael Weber Cash Transaction five and one dollar bill transpose
Inspired byRelated to Winter 1984
West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1)
43
U. F. Grant Gen Grant's Bagged ring vanishes from glass and appears on rod which is pushed through a paper bag
1984 1
U. F. Grant Gen Grant's Triple Stop Card Trick three decks, three selections, first published 1953
1984 15
Steve Belchou, U. F. Grant Grand Slam marked one of three coins penetrates filled glass covered with handkerchief
Also published here Nov. 1984
Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 2)
63