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Richard Himber Double Detection magician determines facing cards in a by a spectator faced deck
Variations 1942 205
Richard Himber Himber's Rope Mytersy
1942 367
Richard Himber Match on Edge match on edge stunt with new method
1943 70
Richard Himber Himber's False Cut
1943 196
Richard Himber Paper Match Throwing match landing on the side, bar bet
Feb. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 28)
118
Roger Barkann, Richard Himber Duolette device for switching decks
Feb. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 29)
119
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, Stuart Robson, Charley Larson, Dai Vernon, Tommy Dowd, Ducrot
Mar. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 55)
227
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Joseph Dunninger, Richard Himber, Dell O'Dell, John Scarne, John Mulholland
Mar. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 56)
231
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, Joseph Dunninger, Paul Rosini, Bob Novak
Mar. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 57)
235
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Dunninger, Richard Himber, Zanzig, Newton Hall, Milton Kort, Stewart James
Aug. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 66)
271
Bruce Elliott The Back Room response to John Snyder jr. letter, on Walter Gibson, the Annemann parade in the Linking Ring, James G. Thompson Jr., Richard Himber, Dariel Fitzkee and Harry Blackstone
Aug. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 67)
275
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Richard Himber, a strange bar bet by Mystic Craig, idea by Paul Morris for Thompson's Double or Nothing, Puzzle
Inspired by Sep. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 68)
279
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jim Sherman, Richard Himber, Al Koran, Charlie Miller, Dell O'Dell, Shaman
Sep. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 70)
287
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, Eddie Clever, Elray, R.M. Jamison, Tom Fitzgerald
Nov. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 72)
295
Richard Himber Letter to the Phoenix on being mentioned in every issue and some copyright issues
Dec. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 74)
303
Jean Hugard The Linking Rings on a linking ring performance by Richard Himber
Apr. 1944
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 1 No. 11)
48
Richard Himber The Revolver Card card shoots out of deck like a bullet
1945 125
Richard Himber Transcendental Book Test two page numbers selected and added, that number opened in third book and first word divined, using mathematical addition force and miscalling a page number
Also published here 1945 192
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Hen Fetsch, Richard Himber, Dunninger getting exposed, Milbourne Christopher
Jan. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 75)
307
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, Al Baker, Bill Gresham, Bill Henderson
Sep. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 91)
371
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Felix Greenfield, Bill Henderson, R.C. Duff, Senor Mardo, Richard Himber's list of his personal favorite magicians
Jan. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 99)
403
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Fu Manchu, John Hamilton, Abracadabra, a riddle by Warner Perry, Richard Himber
Apr. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 103)
416
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Bill Gresham, Orson Welles, Richard Himber, Erdnase, Paul Fleming, Jay Marshall
Oct. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 113)
456
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon's lecture, Richard Himber, Frank Taylor
Nov. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 115)
464
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Farelli, Jay Marshall, Si Stebbins, Brunel White, W. C. Fields, Russell Swann, Richard Himber, Wilfred Jonson
Jan. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 118)
476
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Paul Fleming, Paul Curry, L. Vosburgh Lyons, Bill Grace, Richard Himber
Mar. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 121)
488
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jay Marshall, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Clayton Rawson, Milbourne Christopher, Richard Himber
May 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 126)
508
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Walter Gibson, Bill Woodfield, Cy Endfield, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Richard Himber, H. P. Graham, Ben Braude
June 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 128)
513
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Richard Himber, Houdini, Orson Welles, Aaron Weiss and more
Jan. 1947 288
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Peter Casson, Richard Himber, The Five-Best Poll (card tricks), Wilbur Kattner, Ernest Partington, Paul Fleming, Charles Hudson, Jean Hugard, Keith Brooks, Frank Werner, Don Medley, Edward Kullman
Feb. 1947 295
Richard Himber Name Cards strange spelling effect
Variations 1948 91
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jean Hugard, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Clayton Rawson, Richard Himber, Roy Benson
Jan. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 142)
572
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Houdini, Frakson, Emil Jarrow, Carl Jones, Ade Duval, Paul Fleming, Carroll Lisby, Jean Hugard, Eric de la Mare, Bill Morton, Harry Mendoza, Charlie Miller, Tony Kardyro, Richard Himber, Bill Larsen and more
June 1948 428
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Ken Allen, C.B. Yohe, Richard Himber, George Jason, Ballantine, Ted Anneman, Robert Harbin, Jinx
Variations May 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 178)
712
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Max Holden, Joseph Dunninger, Richard Himber, Jay Marshall
July 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 181)
726
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Steve Miaco, Richard Himber, Robert Harbin
Oct. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 188)
754
Norman Jensen News and Views on TV Magic mentioning Lee Noble, Carl Ballantine, Dr. Jaks, Richard Himber
Aug. 1949 572
Norman Jensen News and Views on TV Magic mentioning Richard Himber, WCBS, Frank Garcia, Lou Tannen and more
Dec. 1949 613
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, Jean Hugard, C.L. Boarde, Jay Marshall
Feb. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 197)
789
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, Jimmy Herpick, Jackie Flosso, Jay Marshall, Jean Hugard
Mar. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 198)
793
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, Hubert Lambert, Frank Taylor pendulum experiment
Mar. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 199)
797
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Russell Swann, Cy Endfield, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Martin Gardner, Dai Vernon, Lee Noble, Richard Himber
Aprs 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 200)
801
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jay Marshall, Kuda Bux, Richard Himber, Rosenbloom, Victor Jory, Cardini, Fred Keating, Blackstone, Al Flosso, Johnny Paul
June 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 204)
814
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Keith Clark, Richard Himber
July 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 208)
833
Frank Joglar Backstage on Frank Garcia, Robert Orben, Louis Zingone, Paul Hartman, Scarne, Fogel, Jay Marshall, Richard Himber, Dante
  • Squelch
  • Offer from France
  • Fan Letter
  • In Print
  • Memory Book
  • And Now
  • Cardini
  • News and Notes
  • Teenage Tricksters
  • Video Topics
  • Translation
  • Jottings
Sep. 1950 698
Frank Joglar Backstage on Zorran, Frank Clinton, Russ Swann, Ade Duval, Jan Ballen, Marvin Roy, Snag Werries, Arthur Leroy, Bill Frazee, John Mullholland, Ballantine, Don Cummings, Harry Baker, Norman Jensen, Richard Himber, Frakson, Cantu, Maurice Fogel, Benny Chavez, Milbourne Christopher, Louis Zingone, Ben Blue, Jack Gwynne, Niberco, Mystica
  • Doubletake Department
  • Espionage Department
  • Mum-Blings
  • TV Topics
  • Cantu
  • Fogel
  • Scarne on Card Tricks
  • In Print
  • The Rev. Rajah Raboid
  • Routining
  • A Glib Tongue
  • Blackstone Records
  • Jottings
  • Suggestion
  • True Story
Nov. 1950 722
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Martin Gardner, Richard Himber, Clayton Rawson, Dr. Elliott, Wallace Dibble, Audley Walsh, Bill Simon
Apr. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 227)
909
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Emil Jarrow, Richard Himber, Milbourne Christopher, Larry Grey
June 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 230)
918
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Roy Benson, Richard Himber, Ande Furlong, Annemann's diary, Peter Warlock, Orson Welles
June 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 232)
929
Frank Joglar Backstage on Dante, Robert-Houdin, Delage & Shirley, Milbourne Christopher, Ballantine, Jay Marshall, Richard Himber, Norman Jensen, Gali Gali, Paul Duke, Tommy Hanlon, Jack Gwynne, Willard Smith, Gerrie Larsen, Harry Baker, Dolf Rudin, Al Baker, Ralph Read, George Johnstone, Al Flosso, Houdini and more
  • Tallyho
  • Open House
  • Fulton Oursler
  • TV Trickery
  • News and Notes
  • Delage and Shirley
  • Attention Mr. Smith
  • In Print
  • Coming and Going
  • Odds and Ends
  • Vanishing Elephant
Jan. 1951 738
Frank Joglar Backstage on Roland Goodman, Stanley Jaks, Birch, Frances Ireland, Dunninger, Fay Emerson, Richard Himber, George Schindler, Frank Garcia, Harold Brown, Charles Nagle, Ladson Butler, Paul Morris, Sirdani, George Johnstone, Jay Marshall, John Scarne, Zovello, Ormond McGill and more
  • Oops!
  • Female Dept.
  • In Print
  • Memory Book
  • TV Topics
  • Dunninger
  • Mail Department
  • The Grim Reaper
  • Men at Work
  • More Video Notes
  • Al Cohn
  • Hypnotists
Feb. 1951 754
Frank Joglar Backstage on Jerry Lester, Ormond McGill, Phil Thomas, Ade Duval, Clayton Rawson, Jay Marshall, Richard Himber, John Mulholland, Dariel Fitzkee, Larry Arcuri, Cliff Green, Zina Bennett, Walter Hampden, Art Linkletter, Gali Gali, Arnold Furst, Milo, Von Arx, Grover George Jimmy Grippo and more
  • In Print
  • Keith Clark
  • Lloyd Jones
  • Mail Dept.
  • News and Notes
  • New York Conclave
  • Use What You Read
  • Seen Or Heard
  • Recommended
  • Jottings
Apr. 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 11)
778
Frank Joglar Backstage on Blackstone, Paul Cartier, Paul Goldin, Frakson, Jay Marshall, Richard Himber, Milbourne Christopher, Hyman Chartock, Piddingtons, Faucett Ross, Pablo, Jack Gwynne, Charles Blyth, Richard Walker, Magicol, Monk Watson, LePaul, Jerry Lester, Sorcar, Harry Bernard and more
  • TV Topics
  • In Print
  • The Fear Complex
  • Here and There
  • Volume Seven
  • Conjuriana
  • Jottings
  • The Grating Lester
  • Candor Dept.
  • Awards
  • Dr. Sidney Ross
  • Mail Bag
May 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 12)
788
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, Jay Marshall, Fred Keating, Wally Dean, Wilfried Johnson
May 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 281)
1125
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, Dudley Fossum, Eddie Joseph
June 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 283)
1133
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, Peter Raven
June 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 284)
1137
Robert Orben (reviewer) On Richard Himber's Show and Lecture by Richard Himber June 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 284)
1137
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, The Friday Night Sodality, E. Brian Mc Carthy, Fred Keating, Sid Lorraine, Bill Simon
Sep. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 290)
1161
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, Bill Simon, Max Katz, Jay Palmer
Oct. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 292)
1169
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Bruce Elliott, Friday Night Sodality, Richard Himber
Nov. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 294)
1177
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on ending The Phoenix, Jay Marshall, RIchard Himber, Gordon Beck
Dec. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 296)
1185
Norman Jensen The Bird Cage on Fred Keating, Milbourne Christoher, Richard Himber, Orson Welles, Frank Garcia
Mar. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 303)
12
Jay Marshall The Birdcage on Francis Ireland, Sam Margules, Karl Mundt, Richard Himber, Robert Orben, The Mad Magician
May 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 308)
32
Richard Himber, Karrell Fox Candlerama ideas for Himber's Eternal Light, candle relighting itself
  • Directions for Himber's Eternal Light
  • Light Race
  • Liberace
  • Happy Birthday
  • Flight of Light
  • Candle and Match Combination
  • Truth Candle
  • Karrell Fox
July 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 312)
49
Roland Hurley Chinese Enigma dollar and ribbon in spectator's pocket, chinese coin in hand, they change places, reconstructed from an advertisement description of Richard Himber
Inspired by
  • Richard Himber advertisement
Also published here
Spring 1970
Hierophant (Issue 3)
101
Karl Fulves Babel Jack Gwynne died, Richard Himber newspaper clipping, Tarbell #7 supposed to be written by Oscar Weigle, Jack Chanin anecdote
Jan. 1970 312
Don Nielsen Location Plus coin appears next to selection in deck, comedy presentation ("your card is x cards and a quarter down in the deck")
Related to Nov. 1970 371
Richard Himber Try this for Size off beat prediction of position 14 3/4
Related toAlso published here
  • "Try This For Size" (Richard Himber, MUM, Sep. 1969)
1972 62
Scotty York, Richard Himber York's Stab Surprise razor blade card trick, see Surprise Stab Revisited for an updated version
Related to June 1973
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 6)
42
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Okito Card Frame torn pieces of a card appear in card frame one by one where the card is found restored
Related toVariations 1973 40
Scotty York, Richard Himber Surprise Stab Revisited razor blade card trick
Related to 1975 36
Lawrence Nudelman The Himber Wallet - The Larry Nudelman Version bills change in Himber wallet
Inspired by 1975-1978 ca. 8
Richard Himber Himber Visual Retention Coin Vanish extended fourth finger, here as click pass
1976
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #2)
894
Richard Himber Calculator Cards No. 62, selection is "six and three quarters cards" down in deck, it's correct with a card in which a quarter is torn out
1976 94
Richard Himber Ballondurchdringung mit Hilfe einer präparierten Hülle - (2) penetration of balloon with gaffed cover tube
Nov. 1976
Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1)
13
Karl Fulves, Richard Himber How to Predict the Super Bowl two-way out prediction
Related to 1977 137
Richard Himber, Gene Nielsen Either-Or Effect clever two-way prediction, in envelope and cut open
Related to 1978
Magick (Issue 199)
993
Richard Himber StaggeRing
Variations 1978 ca. 2
George Blake, Richard Himber BewildeRing
Inspired by 1978 ca. 14
Richard Himber Himber's Fifth Dimension torn pieces of a card appear in card frame one by one where the card is found restored
Related to 1978/76 54
Magic Incubator Improved made for Richard Himber, production of silks and cages
Related to 1978/76 228
Larry Becker "Anything Goes" erasable prediction, one of three colors, clever wording
Related to 1979 124
Larry Becker How to Broaden the Possibilities further thoughts on the two-way erasable prediction
Related to 1979 128
Richard Himber The Iron Duchess filled wine glass explodes in hand
1981 8
Richard Himber Coin Vanish
Sep. 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 9)
682
Richard Himber, Bobby Bernard Versatile Coin Move Uses for the Himber Vanish

  • Multiple Himber vanish
  • Stage Presentation
  • As a "switch"
  • An Interesting Variation (for ring in wand)
  • Vanish in Handkerchief
1982 43
Richard Himber Card Box (Himber)
1982 199
Thomas Alan Waters, Richard Himber Peekquivalent spectator hold envelope with prediction, synonyms
1983
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test)
367
Richard Himber Transcendental Book Test two page numbers selected and added, that number opened in third book and first word divined, using mathematical addition force and miscalling a page number
Also published here 1983 134
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Challenge! using Richard Himber's Thousand Dollar Challenge Book Test
1984 6
Richard Himber No Questions Asked No. 28, location over phone
1984 39
Richard Himber Polaroid-Geld bills change in Himber wallet
Also published here Dec. 1986
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3 & 4)
155
Michael Pizzolla Synchronicity III three prediction cards shown in wallet, then three cards taken out of face-down spread, they match, wallet with magnet, two alternativ presentations
Related to
  • "Thought Control" (Richard Himber)
1987
New Stars of Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4)
1
Richard Himber, Harvey Rosenthal, Jay Sankey, David Williamson Click Pass in a one-behind context
Related to 1989 32
Karl Fulves Rough House three cards in case, two more put in, then those two come out cut up in pieces, story presentation
Related to
  • Richard Himber's "Surprise Stab"
1989 9
Harvey Rosenthal, Richard Himber Click Pass
1990 19
Richard Himber Himber Wallet description
1991 119
Richard Himber Switching with the Himber Wallet
1991 120
John Bannon, Richard Himber The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Card Trick in case all cards are shredded to pieces by themselves except selection
Inspired by
  • Richard Himber's "Surprise Stab"
1991 74
Richard Himber, Harvey Rosenthal Himber Vanish as a click pass
1992 26
Richard Himber, Steve Dusheck Another Force magnet in wallet used to steal selection
1992 132
Steve Beam Mathematical Card Trick calculator is used to find position of selection, humorous presentation
Related toAlso published here 1993 79
Alex Elmsley, Richard Himber Cold Steel knife is stabbed between two selections
Variations 1994 440
Richard Himber Knife Stab Estimation
1994 440
Richard Himber Challenge Method spectator wrote something on a piece of paper, performer duplicates it, opener Move
1994 3
Mike Bornstein Polaroid Money Outdone four bills change several time when a bill of another denomination is added, Elmsley Counts
Inspired by 1994 16
Karl Fulves Howz It Done? liste of effect descriptions from magazines or dealer's items without methods, Carmo Bead Mystery, Skullocation, Dippy Magnet, Richard Himber coin gauge trick
Related to 1996 35
Richard Himber Click Pass Vanish
1996 15
Nick Trost Kissed and Divined (Improved) Two card prediction using faced halves (original idea by Richard Himber)
Inspired by 1997 120
Richard Himber Himber Vanish
1997 48
Harry Lorayne Interlude Richard Himber story
1998 34
Harry Lorayne Interlude Richard Himber story
1998 70
Harry Lorayne Interlude story about Richard Himber
1998 101
Harry Lorayne Interlude story about Richard Himber
1998 133
Richard Himber Polaroid Money bills change in Himber wallet
VariationsAlso published here 1998 169
Harry Lorayne Interlude story about Richard Himber
1998 192
David Charvet Magic's Madman on Richard Himber
Apr. 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 8)
44
Roland Hurley Chinese Enigma dollar and ribbon in spectator's pocket, chinese coin in hand, they change places, reconstructed from an advertisement description of Richard Himber
Inspired by
  • Richard Himber advertisement
Also published here
May 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 9)
73
Bob King Transfixion pocket knife is stabbed next to peeked-at card
Inspired by 1998 16
Scott Cram The Sweetest Sound spectator's name is used to locate selection
Inspired by Jan. 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 5)
74
Richard Himber Himber Coin Vanish brief
Also published here Nov. 2001
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 3)
64
Richard Himber Double Cut Rope "An Impromptu Rope Trick"
reprinted instructions, illustrated by Joseph K. Schmidt
2003 317
Karl Fulves Robo-Con cards taken from either end of tabled row, values added, outcome predicted, two-way out
  • Wallet idea (Himber wallet with slit in middle)
  • Double cut (two-way out prediction from Fulves's "The Magic Book")
Related to 2006
Prolix (Issue 2)
78
Harry Riser On Richard Himber
2006 147
Max Maven Mis-Made Card Credit Richard Himber's "The Wrong-Way Card" (1948)
May 2006
Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. 2)
2
Nick Trost Double Detection Doubled spectator cuts and faces deck below table twice to locate the Aces
Inspired by 2009 369
Richard Himber An Open Letter To U.F. Grant balloon in tube, penetrated with nail
Also published here
  • Genii, Sep. 1958
Nov./Dec. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12)
67
Richard Himber Touch and Go envelope shown empty, card vanishes from deck, envelope held against light and card seen inside, vanishes again from envelope and is found back in deck
Also published here
  • Genii, May 1964
Nov./Dec. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12)
94
Richard Himber An Unprecedented Effect two bills put in envelope with window and cut through, restored, not clippo
Also published here
  • Genii, Jan. 1966
Nov./Dec. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12)
104
Roberto Giobbi, Richard Himber A New Look at Himber's Razor Deck Trick razor blade card trick
2013 101
Tom Gagnon Estickmation Aces deck separated with pool cue each time
Inspired byVariations 2019 438
Richard Himber Visual Retention Coin Vanish extended fourth finger
2020 450
Jim Steinmeyer Invisible Himber
  • Conjuring
rubber cement on edges of a paperback
Related to
  • "Invisible Gimmick"/"Compound X" (Richard Himber, marketed 1960)
Aug. 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 8)
54
Richard Himber Himber Click Pass Vanish
Apr. 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 4)
180
Richard Himber Himber Coin Vanish brief
Also published here 2022 23
Stephen Fernandes One Fine Day in the Life of a Teenage Magician on Sandy Marshall, Lou Tannen, Dunninger, Richard Himber
Jan. 2024
PM2 (Issue 30)
25