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Al Baker Al Baker's Billet Reading Extraordinary one ahead
1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 463
Al Baker Two-Person Slate Test
1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 465
Al Baker My Method of getting rid of flap while in audience see title
1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 466
Al Baker The Billet Test
1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 467
Al Baker How to exchange a pack of cards a prearranged pack pocket
Related to 1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 467
Al Baker The Pack that Cuts itself thread
1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 470
Al Baker Living and Dead Test
1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 471
Al Baker Al Baker's Mind-Reading Card Trick locator cards, one-ahead, billets
1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 474
Al Baker Al Baker's Deck of Cards with wide locator
1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 474
Al Baker Two Souls with but a single Thought coincidence & prediction, two cards
Related toAlso published here 1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 476
Al Baker Two Souls With But a Single Thought coincidence & prediction, two cards
Also published here 1928 Card Tricks You Will Do 9
Mathematical Trick Al Baker's date addition force, result predicted with digits of four cards
Related to 1928 Card Tricks You Will Do 26
Eric F. Impey Stop (Simplified Version)
Inspired by 1928 Original Card Mysteries 7
Al Baker Introduction
Also published here 1931 The Book Without A Name 7
Al Baker Al Baker's Pack combo pack
  • 1. One Way
  • 2. Short
  • 3. Wide
  • 4. Si Stebbins
1932 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack) 479
Al Baker The Two-Card Location one-way
Related to 1932 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack) 481
Al Baker The Card Counting Mystery cutting same amount than spectator, short and wide cards
Related to 1932 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack) 481
Al Baker Mind Reading Trick locator cards, one-ahead, billets
1932 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack) 483
Al Baker Al Baker's Wonderful Prediction position of card, pocket-writing
1932 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack) 484
Al Baker Al Baker's Famous Two Souls Trick coincidence & prediction, two cards
Related to 1932 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack) 485
Al Baker Al Baker's Poker Face short card, cards found as they are riffled before the spectators' eyes
Related to 1932 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack) 486
Al Baker To My Friends, Magic Lovers
Also published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 6
Al Baker Al Baker's Pack That Cuts itself thread
Also published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 7
Al Baker The One Man "Lights Up" Seance tie for hands
Also published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 9
Al Baker A Card and A Number number free, card forced from a second deck
VariationsAlso published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 11
Al Baker Al Baker's Pet Hat Trick hat as a utility prop to exchange billets or other things
Also published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 12
Al Baker Al Baker's Rising Cards
Also published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 14
Al Baker Feel My Pulse
Also published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 17
Al Baker The Al Baker Wrist Tie through spectator's arm
Also published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 18
Al Baker The Impossible Discovery forcing deck, two deck switches
VariationsAlso published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 21
Al Baker Pocket Switch twice in context
Also published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 21
Al Baker Cards of Thought
Also published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 22
Al Baker Al Baker's Addition Trick with assistent, code
Also published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 25
Al Baker Another Rope is Cut and Restored!
Also published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 27
Al Baker The Finger Points reading body language, thought-of card
Also published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 28
Al Baker The Matchmakers two cards torn, spectator sort out the pieces face down, pedestal prop
Also published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 30
Al Baker "Say When!" two cards, partial forcing deck
Related toAlso published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 32
Al Baker Al Baker's Billet Mystery three billets, envelopes, including the umbrella move
Related toAlso published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 33
Al Baker The Self Unknotting Handkerchief thread, not fixed to body
Also published here 1933 Al Baker's Book 38
Al Baker Color Flight
1934 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Cardially Yours) 487
Al Baker Out on Location interesting
Also published here 1934 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Cardially Yours) 489
Al Baker Eyes All Around a selected card indicates the number of pocketed cards, repeat, set-up
Also published here 1934 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Cardially Yours) 490
Al Baker The Fall of the Wise sucker for wise guys, gaffed
1934 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Cardially Yours) 492
Al Baker A Dirty Trick stacked, daub
1934 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Cardially Yours) 493
Al Baker Al Baker's Stacked Deck eight Kings variant to know positions, fifty cards
1934 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Cardially Yours) 493
Al Baker The One I Like performer know which object is taken, bloodless hand
Also published here 1934 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Cardially Yours) 495
Theodore Annemann The Two Person Location two bottom cards code two selections to assistant in other room, stacked
Related to 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 20
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker The Perfect Club Slate Routine name written up secretly on paper appears on slate
VariationsAlso published here 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 22
Theodore Annemann April 1935 on the death of John Northern Hilliard, Al Baker, over-proof, simplicity
1935 The Jinx (Issue 7) 25
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker The Master Mind two decks, three cards are predicted
1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 16
The Lady and Man Card Prediction No. 7, two spectators count down in the deck and remember the card at a chosen number, both predicted
Related to 1935 Card Tricks that are Easy to Learn, Easy to Do 10
Al Baker To My Friends, Professional and Amateur
Also published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 4
Al Baker A Glass Vanish with liquid
Also published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 5
Al Baker Gee!! deck vanish, with handkerchief, unload in pocket
VariationsAlso published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 7
Al Baker Undercover drawing duplication, mirror (!)
Also published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 9
Al Baker Another 4 Ace Trick! more stand up, one packet in a glass
VariationsAlso published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 11
Al Baker Your Pulse Tells spectator's index finger finds card, thick card ("click")
Also published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 14
Al Baker A Card and A Number - 2nd Method same method, with short cards to mark positions
Inspired byAlso published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 16
Al Baker Baker's Bill Switch
Also published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 18
Al Baker Unsight and Unseen finding two chosen cards in pocket, short pack
VariationsAlso published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 20
Al Baker Sex Appeal ring moves on table, thread
Also published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 22
Al Baker Come Seven! placing three dice onto table in special configuration so different sides add up to seven, spectator cannot duplicate it
Also published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 24
Al Baker Lost and Found divided deck, one riffle shuffle by spectator
Also published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 25
Al Baker Something from Nothing interesting loading principle from table
Also published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 27
Al Baker Pass the Salt using salt, one card of three
Also published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 29
Al Baker Button Button! thread-penetration, using mini-drawer box
Also published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 30
Al Baker The Name Is - ! one billet, using a leather book
Also published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 32
Al Baker Me and the Missus coding card to assistent, stacked pack
Also published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 34
Al Baker A Novel Escape
Also published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 36
Al Baker The Milky Way glass of milk vanishes from paper, reappears in hat
Also published here 1935 Al Baker's Second Book 38
Theodore Annemann Editor Speaking on Frank Lane, Max Holden, Harlan Tarbell, exposure, Jacob Steisel, Al Baker
1936 The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 82
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker A Version of the Al Baker Three Billet Trick three cards that are selected (one thought-of) and written on a billet are divined, stacked deck
Also published here 1936 The Jinx (Issue 19) 108
Al Baker Numero! end sum also predicts name of spectator
Also published here 1936 The Jinx (Issue 22) 125
Theodore Annemann Notaria chosen card and diagram are divined/duplicated, forcing deck, center tear
Related toAlso published here 1936 The Jinx (Issue 27) 165
Victor Farelli Seventeen Down Selection appears at number foretold by magician. Effect allows magician to secretly cull the four Kings to the top for a later routine.
Inspired by
  • (Al Baker, The Sphinx, 1932)
1936 Lend Me Your Pack 12
Al Baker Twin Souls two cards
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 17
Al Baker The Finger Points muscle reading, thought of card
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 29
Al Baker Out on Location
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 186
Al Baker Switching the Deck - 3. Al Baker's Method No. 1 pocket work
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 190
Al Baker Switching the Deck - 4. Al Baker's Method No. 2 during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 190
Al Baker Eyes All Round a selected card indicates the number of pocketed cards, repeat, set-up
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 193
Al Baker A Card and a Number two decks openly used
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 232
Al Baker Impossible Card Discovery forcing deck, two deck switches
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 284
Al Baker "Say When" two cards, partial forcing deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 322
Al Baker Think "Stop" wax pellet
Related toVariations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 323
Al Baker, Audley Walsh Number Please
  • Audley Walsh Method (spectator remembers bottom card, moves that many cards from top to bottom and reads off some cards)
  • Al Baker Method (above method disguised by using a cut and half the deck)
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 325
Al Baker Pocket Gesture Deck Switch
1937 The Jinx (Issue 35) 237
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker Medium Writes Card Predictions three predictions of a selected written on a piece of paper next to the name of the spectator and thrown into a bowl
1937 "En Rapport" 6
Al Baker A Problem in Plumbago stacked and daub
Also published here 1938 Greater Magic 67
Al Baker The Incomprehensible Divination Row of Ten Cards, see original longer introduction on page 1128
1938 Greater Magic 150
Al Baker Another Baker Twist on the old Ten-Card Trick Row of Ten Cards
1938 Greater Magic 153
Al Baker The Magic Thrust. II spectator pushes card reversed next to selection behind back
Also published here 1938 Greater Magic 262
Al Baker The Migrating Cards odd backed, all at once in spectators' pockets
Also published here 1938 Greater Magic 292
Al Baker With Prepared Cards name of a red card is written on every black card in stacked deck
1938 Greater Magic 343
Al Baker A Prediction svengali deck, with half-deck clean-up switch
Also published here 1938 Greater Magic 433
Al Baker "Cherchez La Femme." (Find the woman.) using stand with three cases with holes onto it
VariationsAlso published here 1938 Greater Magic 512
Al Baker Red-Black Detection method to set up during trick
Also published here 1938 Greater Magic 542
John Northern Hilliard II. Al Baker Card Stars of the U.S.A. intro
1938 Greater Magic 542
Al Baker Mysterious Divination spectators put packets in pocket, performer divines number of cards for each, stacked deck
Also published here 1938 Greater Magic 544
Al Baker Al Baker's Dyeing Silks dye tube
1938 Greater Magic 609
Al Baker Dime Under One of Three Cards spectator puts dime beneath one of three card, performer divines which card
1938 Greater Magic 681
Al Baker The Reborn Cigarette with initialed cigarette
1938 Greater Magic 748
Al Baker The New Rice Bowls
1938 Greater Magic 839
Al Baker Nufind two key cards
Also published here 1938 The Jinx (Issue 44) 299
Al Baker Effect 1 roughed
1939 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Effects 1, 2, and 3) 497
Al Baker Effect 2 double backer, cut-deeper flair challenge location
1939 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Effects 1, 2, and 3) 498
Al Baker Effect 3 using index card, matrix principle
1939 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Effects 1, 2, and 3) 499
, Al Baker Nested Envelopes Switch
1939 The Jinx (Issue 67) 465
Theodore Annemann Lady and Gentleman two card prediction with billet index
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1940 The Jinx (Issue 82) 529
Dr. Victor M. Trask Traveling Sugar adaption of Al Baker's Salt Vanish with Rice Bowls
1940 The Jinx (Issue 107) 641
Cagliostro, Jr. (reviewer) S.A.M. Benefit Show Show Review with performers: Fred Keating, The Hanlons, Jay Palmer & Co, The Great Le Roy, Al Baker, Dai Vernon, Dagmar & Co, The Five Elgins, Roner, Prince Leon and Gus Wayne, Roy Benson 1941 The Jinx (Issue 129) 743
(reviewer) Philadelphia's Greater Magic Show show review, Elmer Eckam, "Balloons" Bonnert, John Mulholland,Roberta & Marlon, Al Flosso Miaco, Al Baker 1941 The Jinx (Issue 132) 759
Al Baker The Finger Knows - And Tells one of five
Related toAlso published here 1941 Our Mysteries 9
Al Baker
1941 Our Mysteries 59
Dr. Lazlo Rothbart Die Gedachte Karte card selected and placed on top of the deck, value of selection is used to add cards on top
Inspired by July 1941 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 7) 7
Al Baker Introduction
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means xi
Al Baker A Lesson in Magic three cards, they travel back in second phase
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 1
Al Baker Palm Replacement context of cards across
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 2
Al Baker Undercount from left-hand dealing position into right hand one on top of the next, double push
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 3
Al Baker The Magician at Home thread, on the floor/carpet
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 8
Al Baker Red-Black Transposition envelopes
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 9
Al Baker One Deck Do as I Do
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 12
Al Baker The Torn and Restored Paper Napkin
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 13
Al Baker The Half Card and Cigarette Trick
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 14
Al Baker Cigarette Switch in the hands
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 16
Al Baker The Ambitious Card - Two Novel Methods two phases
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 17
Alexander Herrmann, Al Baker Herrmann's Vanish of a Fan of Cards pull
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 18
Al Baker "Roughing" It recipe & comments
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 20
Al Baker Outguessing the Spectator thought-of Numbers, two spectator, roughed deck
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 20
Al Baker Improved Card Code for Two Persons verbal and nonverbal
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 22
Al Baker The Walking and Jumping Card thread
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 24
Al Baker The Flapless Envelope Switch "Baker Method"
VariationsAlso published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 26
Al Baker The Knife Dial to find a card in the spread
Related toAlso published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 28
Al Baker Slipping the Cut - Table Method "Baker Improvement"
Draw Shift variation
VariationsAlso published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 29
Al Baker The Swinging Rising Cards "The Baker Method for Club Work"
with hanging houlette
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 31
Al Baker Poker Face short card, cards found as they are riffled before the spectators' eyes
Related toAlso published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 34
Al Baker Miniature Card in Balloon
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 35
Al Baker The Magical Filtration of Four Half Dollars
  • 1. Passage of the First Coin
  • 2. Passage of the Second Coin
  • 3. Passage of the Third Coin
  • 4. Passage of the Fourth Coin
Related toAlso published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 37
Al Baker Baker Steal
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 38
Al Baker The Stack of Quarters
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 40
Al Baker The Rising Coin - Baker Method coin dropped in glass, rises out and drops out, thread
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 42
Al Baker Bending a Half Dollar
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 44
Al Baker A Dinner Table Trick coin through tablecloth
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 45
Al Baker A Knotty Problem into handkerchief held by spectator in which spectator tied a knot
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 45
Al Baker Dollar Bill and Cigarette
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 47
Al Baker Cigarette Switch in-the-hands
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 49
Al Baker The Erectile Dollar Bill lengthwise folded bill moves to stand upright, thread attached to thumb tip
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 50
Al Baker The Dollar Bill Switch in envelope
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 52
Al Baker Envelopes and Coin in paper and three envelopes
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 54
Al Baker The Twentieth Century Silk Trick - Baker Method with dye tube and paper cornucopia
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 56
Al Baker Phantom Tube - Baker Presentation
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 59
Al Baker Spirits At Work thread, unknotting with short knot sequence
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 60
Al Baker A Silk Force colored silks
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 63
Al Baker The Knot that just Won't
VariationsAlso published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 64
Al Baker The Sympathetic Silks "Streamline Version", four silks
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 66
Al Baker The Count counting four silks separately while two are knotted
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 67
Al Baker False Knot for two Silks knotting two silks together
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 69
Al Baker Give a Magician enough Rope and... "A Stage Version of the Popular Cut and Restored Rope Effect"
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 72
Al Baker A Rope Interlude thread, unknotting rope
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 74
Al Baker Cooperative Conjuring with (forcing) dice, between ten and thirty
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 76
Al Baker ACME Mindreading Effect name of card written on paper, impression
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 77
Al Baker Seeing Through Solid Matter numbers written on slate which is wrapped up, assistant can name total and numbers
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 79
Al Baker A Super-Superprediction person names card which magician has transfered to another deck, roughed
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 81
Al Baker Concentration spectator crimps his card without knowing
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 84
Al Baker Al Baker Number Force with cards, waxed or roughed
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 85
Al Baker The Baker Slate Easel for appearing writing
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 87
Al Baker Any Telephone Book Test number adding
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 89
Al Baker The Number and Book Test numbers on billets in changing bag
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 90
Al Baker The Saturday Evening Post Feat using memory, magazine test, two methods
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 92
Al Baker Phenomenal Memory
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 96
Al Baker An Impossible Count spectators cut off packet and put in pocket, performer knows number, memorized deck
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 98
Al Baker The Celebrity Feat stooge codes celebrity name with playing cards
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 100
Al Baker The Polish Psychic number coded through name over phone
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 101
Al Baker Living and Dead Test Plus with assistent, number total, code
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 102
Al Baker A Miracle of Memory using real memory, about thirteen cards are removed
VariationsAlso published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 104
Al Baker The Pairs Re-Paired - New Baker Method using memory, for credit information see reference
Related toAlso published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 107
Al Baker Linking Rings Opening starting with eight ring chain, thread and really linked rings
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 109
Al Baker The Linking Rings "The Baker Opening Routine and Some Novel Moves"
  • The Addition of the Key Ring
  • 1. With the Key Ring, Regular Single Ring, and Small Ring
  • 2. With the Set of Three and a Regular Ring
  • 3. With Two Singles and the Key Ring
  • 4. With Two Single Rings
  • 5. To Apparently Link a Solid Single Ring on a Chain of Three
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 110
Al Baker Thread Links without key, several methods in the routine
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 111
Al Baker The Addition of the Key Ring using jacket
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 113
Al Baker Levitation of a Glass of Liquid clings to silk, thread
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 120
Al Baker The Naomi Goldfish Bowl Production
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 122
Al Baker Ink Filtration - Baker Method from pitcher to glass on table
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 124
Al Baker Welded Flash Paper
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 126
Al Baker The Glass Penetration penetrating a sheet of glass, standard prop with finessed handling
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 127
Al Baker The Flying Match Head
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 129
Al Baker Kiddie Party Slate name of two children appears on slates, preshow, flap slate contruction
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 129
Al Baker The Quick and the Dead "With the Baker Pellet Switch"
living and dead test with reading of dead name
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 132
Al Baker Baker Pellet Switch
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 133
Al Baker The Cut and Restored Necktie using change bag
VariationsAlso published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 134
Al Baker Al Baker's "Twin Soul" Card Prediction two spectators select cards via counting, see also here
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 229
Al Baker Al Baker's Handkerchief Through the Arm
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 385
Phoenix Jr. (reviewer) The S.A.M. Convention Shows - May 22 and 23, 1942 show with artists like Dell O'Dell, Clayt Rawson, Al Baker and Cardini, later did not his famous act and got a bad review 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 10) 39
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 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 14) 59
George G. Kaplan, Audley Walsh, Al Baker A Clever Card Discovery mathematical, based on Telephone Mystery
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 208
Al Baker, Audley Walsh Telephone Mystery
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 210
Al Baker Rising Cards from Goblet - Al Baker Method different hook up
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 249
Al Baker Nufind two key cards
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 33
R. M. Jamison Odds and Ends tips and hints for
  • Clippo
  • Baker's Salt Trick
  • Oriental Restoring Powder
Related to Nov. 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 1 No. 6) 23
Ted Heuber, William H. McCaffrey Variations for "Number Please"
  • Ted Heuber (setting a key card over phone)
  • Bill McCaffrey (version of Baker's routine, value of bottom card used to count to a selection)
Inspired by 1943 The Magic 36 8
Al Baker Climax shrinking card as climax for last card in Cards To Pocket
Also published here 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 221
Al Baker One Night idea for dagger chest illusion
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 221
Al Baker Al Baker's Best Card Trick two cards, duplicate bank
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 222
Al Baker Dear Harold in the "Letter to Harold" tradition from "The Sphinx"
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 223
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Al Baker, Carl Rosini, Paul Rosini, Max Sterling, Jay Marshall and some gambling ruses
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 58) 239
Cyril Marriott Your Thought three billets, reading billets in hat, secretly opening and closing , method, umbrella move
Related to 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 68) 276
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Magical Ways and Means by Al Baker 1944 The Paul Fleming Book Reviews — Volume I 2
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Now! attributed to Robert-Houdin, three cards selected, three times stop by spectator to find their cards
Related to Jan. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 1 No. 8) 34
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker The Al Baker Three Billet Trick three cards that are selected (one thought-of) and written on a billet are divined, stacked deck
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 19
Theodore Annemann Construction of the Annemann Billet Index also for playing cards
Related to 1944 Practical Mental Effects 92
Theodore Annemann The Perfect Club Slate Routine name written up secretly on paper appears on slate
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 175
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker, Dr. Jacob Daley Notaria chosen card and diagram are divined/duplicated, forcing deck, center tear
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 179
Walter Baker, Al Baker Numero! end sum also predicts name of spectator
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 207
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, Al Baker, Bill Gresham, Bill Henderson
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 91) 371
Al Baker 20th Century Silks
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 344
Al Baker Sympathetic Silks
Variations 1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 347
, Al Baker A Remarkable Giant 20th century silks
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 350
Al Baker Slip of Paper Force switch while putting it in envelope
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 383
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Paul Duke, Al Baker, Dell O'Dell, Dr. Belanger, Alan Barnert, Braue, Orson Welles in the show "Around the World"
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 108) 436
Al Baker, M. Odin, Verweij Meenderink Body Loads adding the key
1946 Rings In Your Fingers 72
Al Baker Prediction Trick gaffed, prediction written on Joker
1948 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Card Trio) 501
Al Baker Cards Across three, signed, envelopes
1948 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Card Trio) 502
Al Baker The Peck that Cuts itself thread
1948 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Card Trio) 504
Al Baker The Three-Billet Test No. 1
Variations 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 193
George G. Kaplan, Dai Vernon, Al Baker The Game of "Thirty-One" Played with a Dice
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 275
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Al Baker, Frank Garcia, Lou Tannen, Greer Marechal, Roger Barkann, L. Vosburgh Lyons, C. L. Boarde, Roy Benson, Dariel Fitzkee, Milbourne Chrisstopher, Jack Chanin
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 148) 596
Al Baker Sugar Cube quickly unwrapping a sugar cube, bar bet
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 152) 618
Dr. Stanley Jaks Pinned ripped page from magazine is pinned, word is divined, see p. 762 for ideas by Al Baker
Related toAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 185) 739
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Martin Gardner, Erdnase, Al Baker, The Great Jasper, Clayton Rawson
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 190) 762
Al Baker Two Souls With But a Single Thought coincidence & prediction, two cards
Also published here 1949 52 Amazing Card Tricks 24
Al Baker Foreword
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic ix
Al Baker Chapter 1: First Lesson in Mind Reading Technique intro on billet switches
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 1
Al Baker The Baker Switch
  • I. The Technique
  • II. The Timing
  • III. The Application
VariationsAlso published here 1949 Mental Magic 1
Al Baker Bill-Epathy using Baker Billet Switch
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 6
Al Baker Chapter 2: New Light on the Center Tear introductory comments
Related toAlso published here 1949 Mental Magic 10
Al Baker The New Baker Method reading immediately after tearing
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 12
Al Baker Co-Incidentally spectator writes the same name as performer did earlier, centre tear
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 18
Al Baker A Telemirakel ten cards from shuffled deck tabled in a row, random person called (really assistant) who names four cards, the cards corresponding with the last four digites of the phone number in the ten-card row are those cards
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 21
Al Baker Packet Addition with Book during handling of phone book
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 23
Al Baker Over the Phone medium names free selection, code
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 26
Al Baker Telephony card is forced
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 30
Al Baker No-Nomonics linking initals with objects
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 32
Al Baker Baker's Eight-Card Trick any eight cards taken and one chosen, other seven called out to assistant who then names selection, effect "Study in Stud" related but not the method
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 34
Al Baker Thought Transmission performer makes spectator write certain numbers, pencil reading, nail writer on first finger tip
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 37
Al Baker Al Baker's Envelope Switch window envelopes, Q&A routine application
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 40
Al Baker Envelope as an Accessory slit, steal
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 46
Al Baker Chicken-Feed amount of change in spectator's pocket, pocket writing, spiked billet
Related toAlso published here 1949 Mental Magic 50
Al Baker Parlor Telepathy code by placement on table
Related toAlso published here 1949 Mental Magic 53
Al Baker Impossible! "An Experiment in Clairvoyance"
assistant with cloth bag over the head on a chair, performer names selected cards via ventriloquism
Related toAlso published here 1949 Mental Magic 57
Al Baker Pellet Reading "Al Baker Method"
contents of three slips are divined, with secret opening and reading method, umbrella move
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 59
Al Baker "Out of the Air" Baker notebook
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 65
Al Baker The Baker Switch - No. 2
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 72
Al Baker Secret Reading of Billets with a notepad
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 76
Al Baker Pseudo-Fortune Telling Seance for "can you tell fortunes?"-situations
  • The Seance
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 80
Al Baker The Dead Man's Name with envelopes, one paper fits more loosely than others
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 85
Al Baker Mental Card Tricks chapter intro
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 88
Al Baker The Pulse of the People three cards
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 90
Al Baker The Stethoscope using stooge and signal
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 93
Al Baker Telepathy For Two two cards appear at chosen numbers from one to ten, forcing banks
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 97
Al Baker Unconscious Clairvoyance ungaffed cards
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 100
Al Baker The Magic Bell ghost bell, answering to questions
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 104
Al Baker, Adrian Plate Appendix: Mnemonics As Applied To Conjuring numbers, cards, theory
Related to
  • Magician's Tricks by Hatton & Plate
Also published here
1949 Mental Magic 107
Al Baker Cartomancy, or The Meaning of the Cards in a Deck
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 113
Al Baker Recapitulation of Al Baker's Rules for Effective Mental Magic nine rules
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 116
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther Another Here, There and Everywhere using Baker's Cherchez la Femme stand
Inspired by 1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 5
Al Baker, Dr. Ben B. Braude You Do as I Do (Using one pack of cards) No. 14, Do As I Do, performer picks out spectator's card, asks spectator to take out similar card and is able to divine it
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 29
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Willard Smith, Jack LeDair, Max Katz, Sid Lorraine, Maurice Fogel, Audley Walsh, Frances Ireland, Al Baker
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 214) 854
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on James G. Thompson Jr., Dai Vernon, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Al Baker, Harry Blackstone, Gali Gali, Washington Irving Bishop
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 229) 917
Al Baker Bar Trick Fooler finesse, coloring substance hanging from a thread
Also published here 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 230) 921
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Al Baker's dead, Leslie Barrie, Willard Smith, Bill Simon, Herman Hansen
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 242) 969
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Don Castello, Gen Grant, Audley Walsh, Martin Gardner, Frank Joglar, Fred Keating, Jay Marshall, Al Baker, Norman Jensen, Lou Tannen
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 245) 978
Al Baker Hair Secrets
  • What to use
  • Where to get it
  • Color
  • Length
  • How to keep it
  • Substitutes for hair
  • Nylon thread
  • Wax, magician's wax
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 9
Al Baker The Baker General Utility Hook-up
VariationsAlso published here 1951 Pet Secrets 11
Al Baker The Double-Ended Hook-up
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 12
Al Baker, Dr. Jacob Daley The Double-Breasted Hook-up
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 12
Al Baker The Balancing Card card stands upright on performer's palm, thread
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 13
Al Baker The Card from the Hat thread
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 14
Al Baker The Deck that Cuts Itself
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 16
Al Baker The Simplex Rising Cards thread
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 18
Al Baker The Rising Ring thread, wand
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 20
Al Baker The Grandfather Clock Trick large clock pendulum moves, thread
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 21
Al Baker Miscellaneous Hair Tricks
  • cup moves on the table
  • animated bill
  • remote haunted deck
  • rising coin/card from glass
  • throwing a loose deck of cards to a spectator over some distance
  • balancing cane/umbrella
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 22
Al Baker The Al Baker Arabian Beads pearls taken from thread re-thread by themselves
VariationsAlso published here 1951 Pet Secrets 25
Al Baker The Al Baker Arabian Beads: Repeat Method
Inspired byAlso published here 1951 Pet Secrets 28
Al Baker Floating Glass of Milk thread
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 29
Al Baker The Hindu Thread Trick
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 31
Al Baker Coin Production threaded stack of coins
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 35
Al Baker The Instantaneous Visible Restoration pull
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 36
Al Baker The Al Baker Lightning Pull
VariationsAlso published here 1951 Pet Secrets 36
Al Baker Ring and Tape Penetration
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 39
Al Baker Variation on Stretching a Rope
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 40
Al Baker The Jet-Propelled Card unsigned but fair selection vanishes, to nest of envelopes
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 42
Al Baker Double Impossibility cards are fairly chosen, leave deck, appear in performers hand
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 47
Al Baker Color Flight envelopes, paired double cards
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 49
Al Baker The Spectator Does The Trick four cards chosen from one deck by four spectators, another spectator cuts a second deck and the four cards at that spot match selections
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 51
Al Baker Double-Ended Case to add cards to deck
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 51
Al Baker The Baker "Readers" Angel-Back brand
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 55
Al Baker Mental Discernment marked
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 56
Al Baker The Lie Detector marked
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 57
Al Baker Long-Distance Telepathy marked
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 57
Al Baker The Clairvoyant Spectator marked
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 57
Al Baker How to Force a Card finesse, four cards under break
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 58
Al Baker The Card between Glass Plates "Baker Improvement"
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 58
Al Baker Jumbo Switch stand prop
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 59
Al Baker Giant Gambling royal flush
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 61
Al Baker Double Thought two spectators open deck in another room to choose a card, performer divines them, accordion-connected triples
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 62
Al Baker One-Man Billet Reading
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 64
Al Baker The Baker Billet Switch
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 64
Al Baker Center Tear Tip
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 66
Al Baker Mental Masterpiece performer duplicates words written by spectator
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 67
Al Baker The Telepathic Miracle "A Two-Person Mental Act"
design or word duplication by medium
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 69
Al Baker The Baker Bill Tear impromptu
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 75
Al Baker The Stack of Quarters "New Method"
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 77
Al Baker The Vanishing Quarter using ring and two playing cards and shell
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 80
Al Baker Fun with the Money-Making Machine ideas for this prop
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 81
Al Baker Dime and Penny Gag for magicians only
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 82
Al Baker The Bill in the Borrowed Lemon gaffed knife
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 83
Al Baker The Baker Spirit Photo "freely" chosen person appears on paper as photograph
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 85
Al Baker The Force Deck to force a number
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 88
Al Baker Magnetisn't with animation
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 90
Al Baker The Baker Chewing Gum Trick card to borrowed chewing gum
Related toAlso published here 1951 Pet Secrets 91
Al Baker Finesse with the Dye Tube great steal for gimmick
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 95
Al Baker The Vanishing Glass of Water
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 99
Al Baker Salt Flight from hand to container
Related toAlso published here 1951 Pet Secrets 101
Al Baker Silk Transposition two glasses with silks
Related to 1951 Pet Secrets 102
Al Baker Sugar Cube Vanish
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 103
Al Baker Goldfish Production sixth finger
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 104
Al Baker Bar Trick Fooler finesse, coloring substance hanging from a thread
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 107
Al Baker Egg Finale gag with egg and glass
Also published here 1951 Pet Secrets 108