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S. W. Erdnase Erdnase System of Stock Shuffling
  • Two-Card Stock
  • Three-Card Stock
  • Four-Card Stock
  • Five-Card Stock
  • Twelve-Card Stock--For Draw Poker
  • Euchre Stock--Four-Handed Game-1
  • Euchre Stock--Four-Hande Game-2
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1902 68
Bruce Elliott Changing Tray Substitute magazine
May 1936
The Jinx (Issue 20)
115
Dr. Van Deusen, Bruce Elliott Finger Finger number of held-up fingers divined repeatedly, see also page 476 for idea by Vosburgh Lyons
Also published here Nov. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 65)
451
The Twenty-Sixth Location get-ready trick to get key in center, spelling
Related toVariations 1940 397
Bruce Elliott Fisherman's Fancy goldfish cut out of carrot becomes real
1940
The Jinx (Issue 104)
627
Bruce Elliott Seven Wenches of Bluebird coincidences with cut-out heads
Also published here 1940
The Jinx (Issue 106)
635
Bruce Elliott Parade of the Lamas using Lama cards
Also published here 1941
The Jinx (Issue 127)
733
Bruce Elliott Elliott at the Bar deck with selection put on top of beer glass, name of card appears written into beer foam
Related to 1941
The Jinx (Issue 127)
734
Bruce Elliott Elliott Humor cigarette falls apart when smoking, chemical, see page 778 for alternative chemical
1941
The Jinx (Issue 127)
735
Bruce Elliott Elliott Elysium striped invisible thread
1941
The Jinx (Issue 127)
735
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Bruce Elliott Entity Alone papers placed inside glass of water, one sinks
Also published here Apr. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 133)
763
Bruce Elliott Elliott at Play puzzle/game "My Grandmother likes Tea"
1941
The Jinx (Issue 137)
780
Frank Travers, Bruce Elliott, Theodore Annemann On the Treasure Trail coin travels from sand pile to paper
June 1941
The Jinx (Issue 142)
801
Bruce Elliott Middle Maze two card location, center key card
Inspired by July 1941
The Jinx (Issue 143)
804
Bruce Elliott Elliott's Error wrong card is spelled out and finds selection
Aug. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 144)
809
Bruce Elliott Magical Headache
Aug. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 146)
815
Bruce Elliott, Theodore Annemann Not for the Meek bill to roll of life savers, gaffed knife
Nov. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 150)
879
Bruce Elliott New Finger! Finger! performer divines amount of fingers two person hold up, with his back turned
Also published here Jan. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 1)
2
Bruce Elliott Grade-A-Vanish milk vanishes from glass, covered with a cardbord cylinder, see p. 8 for further idea with beer
Jan. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 1)
2
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on a telephone gag, Blackstone, John Brandon and Russell Swann performing, Jarrow's "Rope Magic" controversy
Jan. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 1)
4
Bruce Elliott Hard Boiled Miracle nickel vanishes and travels into chosen hard boiled egg
Feb. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 2)
5
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the film version of Clayton Rawson "Miracles for Sale", Blackstone, Carlyle
Feb. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 2)
8
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room
Mar. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 3)
12
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room Otis Manning, Keith Clark, Schlumpini
Mar. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 4)
16
Bruce Elliott, S. W. Erdnase The Expert at the Card Table stacking three Aces in a four hands game, modified Erdnase System, openly shown
Inspired byRelated to
  • corrections on p. 28
Variations
Apr. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 5)
17
Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson The Back Room on Russel Swann and on Scarne and Rawson working on a series called "Magicians of the Underworld"
Apr. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 7)
28
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room Dan Morris Russell Swann and Leonard Lyons
May 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 8)
32
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room Greer Marechal, Clayton Rawson
May 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 9)
36
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Bert Allerton, Lu Brent
May 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 10)
40
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Fred Keating, John Scarne, Prince Mendez
June 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 11)
44
Bruce Elliott The Back Room telephone gag, Russell Swann, Jordan, Rawson
June 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 12)
48
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Keith Clark, Al Flosso, George Krage, a coin trick, a card rising gag by Henry Gordien and a joke by Al Plough
July 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 13)
54
Bruce Elliott The Back Room last ideas by Annemann, on Greer Marechal building a changing bag from a hat, newspaper clippings
July 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 14)
60
Bruce Elliott Blackout Magic - Adam's Apple wrists of performer held by spectator's, apple travels from one hand to the other
Related to Aug. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 15)
61
James G. Thompson Jr., Bruce Elliott The Coin Dowser coin is found with a dowsing rod in the dark
Aug. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 15)
63
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Dante appearing in a Laurel & Hardy Movie, on amateurs telling professionals what to do
Aug. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 15)
64
Bruce Elliott The Back Room bar bet with a coin, gag with a bill (Al Cohn), on semantics, exposure, George Karger, Keith Clark and Bill Larsen
Aug. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 16)
68
Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson Chance! Thought! Coincidence! with three different colored cardboards, one taken, one thought off and one stopped at by coincidence
Sep. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 18)
75
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Dr. Hurwitz, Al Flosso, U.F. Grant, George Sands' non-make-up version to look like a chinaman, Orson Welles
Sep. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 18)
78
Bruce Elliott The Back Room credit information on the speller
Oct. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 19)
82
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Blackstone, Bert Kalmar
Oct. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 20)
86
Bruce Elliott Force forcing an ace with a special lighter
Oct. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 21)
89
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room Dante, Ed Saint, Max Malini
Oct. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 21)
89
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the Tabell Course Volume 2 and performing for children
Nov. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 22)
94
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Bill Larsen and Genii rant, Annemann's bullet catch
Nov. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 23)
98
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the "Barnstormer", Bob Hanko, Jean Hugard's dinner, Milbourne Christopher
Dec. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 24)
102
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Think-A-Drink-Hoffman, Fred Keating, a bar bet by Stuart Robson, Albenice, Orson Welles, Greater Magic, John Scarne
Dec. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 25)
106
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue, Charlie Miller The Lockgrip Strip Shuffle overhand shuffle, for credit to Charlie Miller see reference
Related to 1943 30
Bruce Elliott The Back Room presentation idea for 7 keys to baldpate by Fetaque Sanders, on Walter Gibson, Joseph Dunninger, John Scarne
Jan. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 26)
110
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Bill Larsen and genii rant, Jimmy Grippo, Bruce Elliott's baby
Feb. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 28)
118
Bruce Elliott Changing Tray Substitute
Feb. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 29)
119
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jay Marshall, the book "English Rogue", Jules Romain
Feb. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 29)
122
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on flames from the finger tips, Bob Hanko, Annemann, Dunninger, John Scarne, Houdini's library, Arthur Lloyd, Warner Perry, Harry Baker and Russel Swann
Mar. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 30)
126
Bruce Elliott Coin Vanish nesting coins gaff, idea
Mar. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 30)
126
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on a show by the IBM ring NYC, John Scarne, Jimmy Grippo, how to soften a deck for back palming, two newspaper clippings from Dunninger
Related to Mar. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 31)
130
Bruce Elliott Psychic Ammeter card stand with arrow, arrow points to two selections without being touched
Apr. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 32)
131
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the show of Dunninger, a letter by Second Deal Sam, Lloyd Jones "The Bat", an idea for Robson's "Leopard Cards"
Apr. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 32)
134
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Hen Fetch, John Scarne, James G. Thompson Jr. Orson Welles, Dunninger and Tom Osborne
Apr. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 33)
138
Bruce Elliott, Theodore Annemann Biblio Thot no force, based on an Annemann Magazine Test
Apr. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 34)
139
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Al Plough, mourning envelopes, Emil Jarrow
Apr. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 34)
142
Bruce Elliott (reviewer) Funny Talk by Frank Lane Apr. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 34)
142
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Stuart Robson, Keith Clark, newspaper clippings
May 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 35)
146
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Harry Segal, table-lifting, Walter Gibson and Clayton Rawson
May 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 36)
150
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on using adult methods when learning magic, John Scarne, James G. Thompson, Annemann, Miss Vivian St. John, Paul Curry and Russel Swann
June 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 37)
154
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jerry Gale and paper puppets, N. Majahara, Bert Kalmar and Edgar Bergen
June 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 38)
159
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jack Trepel performing magic on the radio, Jay Marshall, Shaman
July 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 39)
163
Frances Ireland Marshall Letter to Bruce Elliott on Majahara's trick
Related to
  • page 159
July 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 39)
163
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the Great Ballantin, Jean Hugard and Fred Braue, Orson Welles, a bingo fraud, Bill Gresham gives some tips on knife throwing
July 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 40)
167
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on why this issue is called G.I. Stuff, the solution to Dr. Lyons match puzzle from page167, Bob Gysel and Annemann's bullet catching
Aug. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 41)
171
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the nadir of publicity, Rajah Raboid and a picture of Bruce Elliott
Aug. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 42)
175
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dante selling his show, a Blackstone anecdote, Jay Marshall, J. A. Melrose, Russ Swann, Jack Marshall, Captain Harry Baker
Sep. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 43)
179
John R. Boyko Letter to Bruce Elliott on fake explanations
Sep. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 43)
179
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Frances Ireland, Greer Marechal, Jr., Dunninger, Ogden Nash, John Scarne
Oct. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 44)
183
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Stuart Robson and the war
Oct. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 45)
187
Harrison Kimball Letter to Bruce Elliott on his trip to the east, the mango trick, cups and balls
Oct. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 45)
187
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dunninger, Vantine and Cazan
Oct. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 46)
191
Ken Crossen Letter to Bruce Elliott about Bob Weill's and Eddie Clever's writing on Ted Annemann in "The Linking Ring"
Oct. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 46)
191
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on an article in the Sunday Mirror Magazine about spotting gambling, John Scarne, Frances Ireland, Kolmar, Shaman
Nov. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 47)
195
Francis Carlyle Carlyle's Card idea by Fred Braue on page 214, see reference, for credit information see also "Informant" reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here Nov. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 48)
196
Bruce Elliott Buckram "Out" thought of card travels to book, as an out for the think of a card you see plot
Nov. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 48)
198
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on L. Vosburgh Lyons, a demonstration where a doc is beheaded, an improvement to Taylor's Peek Deck by James G. Thompson Jr., Fred Mosteller and his spelling trick ("Bravo!")
Nov. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 48)
199
Frederick Mosteller Bravo! five decks, multiple phase mental speller, suits spelled and values counted (count-spell), see Back Room reference for corrections
Related toVariations Dec. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 49)
200
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Stuart Robson, Al Chris describing a miracle from India, Dell O'Dell, Russ Swann, selling and promotion
Dec. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 49)
203
Franklin V. Taylor, Bruce Elliott "Visible But Unseen" Or " The Pocket Index That Ain't" card prediction, index in deck, switch in hat
Inspired by Dec. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 50)
204
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dunninger and Stuart Robson
Dec. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 51)
211
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Ireland's Yearbooks, an effect Annemann used to do, Lou Tannen, the death of Ben Ehrens, Tommy Dowd, a scam with bills and John Scarne
Jan. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 52)
212
Bruce Elliott Back To Back coin appears between two matchbooks
Jan. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 52)
215
Paul Curry Out of this Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a book
Related toVariationsAlso published here Feb. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 53)
216
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Frances Ireland, female magicians, Orson Welles, Tommy Dowd
Feb. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 53)
219
Bruce Elliott The Back Room idea for Curry's "Out of this Phone Book", eliminating the cards and presentation for card frame both by Audley Walsh
Related to Feb. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 54)
220
Jay Marshall Letter to Bruce Elliott on Marshall's plan of putting out an own magazine and on the Phoenix
Feb. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 54)
220
Charles Arbuthnot Letter to Bruce Elliott experience while performing "Back to Back"
Related to Feb. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 54)
220
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 on Al Baker, Carl Rosini, Paul Rosini, Max Sterling, Jay Marshall and some gambling ruses
Apr. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 58)
239
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott Gold Seal Mystery coins, objects and colors are chosen and predicted, in an envelope and the coin in a box and inside wool
Apr. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 59)
240
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Mr. and Mrs. Nicola, Bert Kalmar, Jay Marshall, Bob Novak, Mike Supa, John Mullholand
Apr. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 59)
243
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on John Garfield, Kolma, Tommy Dowd, Carl Wiesinger
May 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 60)
247
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Tommy Dowd, Audley Wals, rings as shiner, ethics, Paul Rosini, Max Holden, Stuart Robson
May 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 61)
251
Ronald B. Edwards Free Force forcing fourteen or fifteen with playing cards, see reference for correction
Related to June 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 62)
254
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Sachs, Philip Mullentyre, Max Holden, Robert Parrish, Sylvan Garnet
June 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 62)
255
Frank Kelly Double Double prediction of two cards on double blank card, card is inserted in the deck next to the predicted one's
Related to June 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 63)
256
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on collections, Audley Alsh, Russ Swann, Houdin, Walter Gibson, exposure, Robert A. Nelson
June 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 63)
259
Lu Brent Bill to Magazine - Letter to Bruce Elliott bill travels between two pages of chosen book or magazine
July 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 64)
262
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Audley Walsh, Maurice Raymond, a number/word puzzle by Blackstone, Sid Lorraine
July 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 64)
263
Bruce Elliott (reviewer) Encyclopedia of Mentalism by Robert A. Nelson July 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 64)
263
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Lloyd Jones, Doug Geoffrey, R. M. Biow, Doc Miller, Houdini, R. Kohler
July 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 65)
267
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Dunninger, Richard Himber, Zanzig, Newton Hall, Milton Kort, Stewart James
Aug. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 66)
271
James G. Thompson Jr. Double or Nothing coin held with clothespin is put in a handkerchief and vanishes
Variations Aug. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 67)
272
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
Sep. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 69)
283
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 DeLand, J. G. Thompson, Bill Larsen, Orville Meyer, Jack Vosburgh, Scarne and Walsh
Oct. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 71)
291
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, Eddie Clever, Elray, R.M. Jamison, Tom Fitzgerald
Nov. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 72)
295
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Darriel Fitzkee, Otis Manning, a gag by Herb Runge, Paul Morris and John Scarne
Nov. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 73)
299
Walter B. Gibson Tom Dick & How Many? three people each raising a different amount of fingers
Inspired by Dec. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 74)
302
Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson The Back Room
Dec. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 74)
303
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Bruce Elliott Entity Alone papers placed inside glass of water, one sinks
Also published here 1944 60
Bruce Elliott Finger, Finger number of held-up fingers divined repeatedly
Also published here 1944 120
Bruce Elliott Bluebeard's Seven Wenches coincidences with cut-out heads, matching
Also published here 1944 157
Bruce Elliott Parade of the Lamas using Lama cards
Also published here 1944 282
Bruce Elliott Parade of the Lamas with three jokers

1945 43
Bruce Elliott Finger Finger
Related to 1945 202
Bruce Elliott On the Cuff handcuffed under the cover of a cloth a solid ring penetrates the chain, it has to be cut off to be removed
1945 204
Bruce Elliott Change! Thought! Coincidence! card selected, thought of and unseen are all predicted on three different colored cardboards
1945 38
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Hen Fetsch, Richard Himber, Dunninger getting exposed, Milbourne Christopher
Jan. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 75)
307
Bruce Elliott Card Box prop without a flap, for magicians
Jan. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 75)
307
Bruce Elliott The Back Room "a suffering spectator speaks his mind", impromtu card stand with a newspaper, the five star frolics
Jan. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 76)
308
Bruce Elliott The Back Room "a suffering spectator speaks his mind" part two, Max Holden
Feb. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 77)
315
Bruce Elliott (reviewer) Practical Mental Effects by Theodore Annemann Feb. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 77)
315
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Frances Ireland, Russ Swann, Max Holden, John Snyder, Jean Hugard's testimonial show
Feb. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 78)
316
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Maurice Zolotow, Dai Vernon, Bert Allerton, Annemann's use of the nail writer, Tom Osborne, Jay Marshall
Mar. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 79)
323
Bruce Elliott, Tom Sellers, Stanley Collins Combo one of three cards vanishes from an envelope and appears in a series of envelopes
Mar. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 80)
326
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on John Snyder, Dr. Beebe and Tommy Dowd
Mar. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 80)
327
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Ronald B. Edwards, Clayton Rawson, Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson Boxed piece of a magazine is put on a string and the ends of the string thread through two holes in a box, a word is selected and when checked on the piece on the string all words are crossed out except the selected one
Related to Apr. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 81)
328
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Connie Haden, Jay Marshall, Shaman, Dr. Beebe and John Snyder, S.B. Blodgett
Apr. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 81)
331
Bruce Elliott (reviewer) Scarne on Dice by John Scarne (written by Clayton Rawson) Apr. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 81)
331
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Robert Parrish, Bob Nelson, Dariel Fitzkee, Tom Osborne
Apr. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 82)
335
Bruce Elliott Silver Walls piece of paper is put between two coins, any number appears on the paper
Related to May 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 83)
336
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Bill Henderson and Jean Hugard
May 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 83)
339
Bruce Elliott (reviewer) Original Magic by Richard Heinemann May 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 83)
339
Bruce Elliott (reviewer) Off the Cuff by Edward Marlo May 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 83)
339
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on R.C. Buff ideas with the Lyons-Elliott Box, Frank Taylor, ideas by Hen Fetsch, Ed Marlo, Bert Allerton and Richard Mc Closkey
Related to May 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 84)
343
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jay Marshall, Clayton Rawson, hypnotism, Harry Blackstone, "Die Magie" and fascism
June 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 85)
347
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Bob Nelson, Dariel Fitzkee, Hen Fetsch, Douglas Francis, George Karger
June 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 86)
351
John Hamilton Super Slop Shuffle two phases, separating into odd and even, all odd in one direction and evens in the other after real face-up/face-down shuffle, then triumph effect, see Back Room #90 for Ed Marlo ideas
Related to July 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 87)
354
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on George Starke, George Karger, Emil Jarrow, Bert Allerton, the "Swami" Magazine, puzzles by Fred Mosteller, Audley Walsh, Bob Novak and Charles Bertram
July 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 87)
355
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the Tarbell Course, Frank Taylor
July 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 88)
359
Bruce Elliott The Back Room ideas by Dr. Belanger and Hen Fetsch
Aug. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 89)
363
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Ed Marlo, George Karger, Hen Fetsch
Aug. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 90)
367
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, Al Baker, Bill Gresham, Bill Henderson
Sep. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 91)
371
Bruce Elliott Make the Pulse Go Faster
Sep. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 91)
371
Bruce Elliott 3c Worth of Magic two different stamps on two cards, one card on the table one on the face of the deck, two rubber bands to hold everything in place, stamps change places
Variations Sep. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 92)
372
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dell O'Dell, Ken Crossen, Paul Curry
Sep. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 92)
375
Bruce Elliott The Back Room About the Life, Hard Times and Unseemly Death of Shaman, Shaman was invented by Annemann and Bruce Elliott
Oct. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 93)
379
Don Medley This Is It! reading mind over phone, see Back Room #96 for correction
Related toVariations Oct. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 94)
380
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dariel Fitzkee, Annemann
Oct. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 94)
383
Popper! from fold in sleeve
Related toVariations Nov. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 95)
386
Johnny Albenice Light Up! pantomime rolling of a cigarette, appearance
Related to Nov. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 95)
386
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on how to win half the games at simultaneous chess, Tangram
Related to Nov. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 95)
387
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Bill Neff, George Karger, Jingo Jones, Kolma, Tom Fitzgerald
Nov. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 96)
391
Bruce Elliott The Back Room
Dec. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 97)
395
Clayton Rawson Letter to Bruce Elliott on Popper and Light Up
Related to Dec. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 97)
395
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on "Le Magicien" Milbourne Christopher, Larry Arcuri, Mardo, Stewart James, Orson Welles, Loring Campbell
Jan. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 98)
399
Bruce Elliott Odds On spectator guesses picture in buddha papers, color of handkerchief in a bag, which card is reversed in the deck, and which number is written on a paper, in a locket
Jan. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 99)
400
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 the Phoenix, C. L. Boarde, the brain guys
Feb. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 100)
407
Bruce Elliott 142857 with the feature of fractions of seven, see page 412 and 416 for more ideas (Clyde F. Cairy and unknown)
Feb. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 101)
406
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Hardin Jr., Audley Walsh, Jay Marshall
Feb. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 101)
408
Bruce Elliott (reviewer) At the Table by George Snyder Feb. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 101)
408
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Alexander, Nelmar, The Magic Wand, Paul Morris, Jay Marshall, Hardeen Jr., Bobby Bakter, Greer Marechal
Mar. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 102)
412
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 Sachs, Fleming, Melbourne Christopher, Chet Miller, King Stevenson, Ace Gorham
Apr. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 104)
420
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Paul Fleming, John Hamilton, Jean Hugard, Magicana, magazine tricks and salable tricks
May 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 105)
424
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Le Magicien, Ralph Read, Wilbur Kattner, Burling Hull, Hen Fetsch
May 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 106)
428
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Bat, Paul Felming, Jules Dhotel, H. P. Graham
June 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 107)
432
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"
June 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 108)
436
Bruce Elliott No Time Lost back in time presentation, a match is broken in a handkerchief, the other matches are ignited in the box, then everything is back to normal, the match used to ignite the other matches burns a second time
July 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 109)
437
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the Pop Up Tie, R. C. Buff, Jay Marshall, John Booth, Audley Walsh
July 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 109)
440
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on R. C. Buff, Paul Palfrey, Joe Ovette
Aug. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 110)
444
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Leo Rullman and Stuart Robson, Sorcerer's Serpent
Aug. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 111)
448
Bruce Elliott The Back Room
Sep. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 112)
452
Bruce Elliott (reviewer) Stars of Magic by Louis Tannen Sep. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 112)
452
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 Walter Gibson's "Bunco Book", L. Vosburgh Lyons, Oscar Weigle, Jack Hughes, Dai Vernon, Bob Reinhart
Oct. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 114)
460
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 Mike Bornstein, Karrel Fox, Stuart Jules, Martin Gardner, Burling Hull
Dec. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 116)
468
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Silent Mora, Joe Karson, The Great Virgil, Sid Lorraine, Walter Floyd, Bill Grasham, Arnold Grubin, Jamison, J. G. Thompson, L. Vosburgh Lyons
Jan. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 117)
472
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 Bill Larsen, Cecil Lyle, card fans
Feb. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 119)
480
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Bill Larsen, E. B. Moore, Greer Marechal, Roy Benson
Feb. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 120)
484
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 One Hand Cop with whispering queens and reversing card to illustrate the move
Apr. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 123)
493
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Peter Warlock, Jay Marshall
Apr. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 123)
496
Bruce Elliott The Back Room
Apr. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 124)
500
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon
May 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 125)
504
Bruce Elliott Static borrowed bill sticks to other bill, static electricity presentation, gaffed
Also published here May 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 126)
507
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
June 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 127)
512
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
Bruce Elliott Misdirection for Rabbit-From-The-Hat with false finger
June 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 128)
514
Bruce Elliott Anagram's Awful Aid letters in ABC deck are turned over according to selected words
June 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 128)
515
Bruce Elliott The Back Room
July 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 129)
520
Bruce Elliott Bending Coin Idea head on coin pops out and back
July 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 129)
520
Bruce Elliott Chance Stunt prediction of three psychological forces (color, number up to ten, flower) with appearing writing, white on red writing on red cardboard under red celluloid filter
July 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 129)
520
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Al Wheately, Paul Curry, Bill Larsen, Vernon, Felix Greenfield
July 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 130)
524
Bruce Elliott Changeable three cards, queen in center turns over
Aug. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 131)
527
Bruce Elliott The Back Room
Aug. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 131)
528
Bruce Elliott Dice Tip sort of two in the hand one in the pocket routine, with small dice
Aug. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 132)
531
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Walter Gibson, Clayton Rawson, Bums - Brotherhood of Useless Magicians
Aug. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 132)
532
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Frakson, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Hen Fetsch, Max Katz
Aug. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 133)
536
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on John F. Hamilton, R. C. Buff
Sep. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 134)
540
Bruce Elliott No Skill gaff with a bill
Sep. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 135)
542
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Carl Ballantine, Bill Larsen, Paul Fleming
Sep. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 135)
544
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the Phoenix Prize Contest, James G. Thompson Jr, Jay Marshall
Oct. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 136)
548
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on watching other performers and behaving at the show
Oct. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 137)
552
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Roy Benson, Ed Marlo, Blackstone, Audley Walsh, Peter Warlock, H. P. Graham
Nov. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 138)
556
Bruce Elliott Match? match book refills
Nov. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 139)
559
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Kolma
Nov. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 139)
560
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Jack Chanin, Al Wheatley, Bert Allerton, Frank Taylor
Dec. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 140)
564
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jean Hugard, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Clayton Rawson, Richard Himber, Roy Benson
Jan. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 142)
572
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on C. L. Boarde, Ronald Edwards
Jan. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 143)
576
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on hypnotism books, Jean Hugard, George Karger
Feb. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 144)
580
Bruce Elliott The Back Room
Feb. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 145)
584
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Peter Warlock, Frank Taylor, Greer Marechal, invisible deck pantomime idea by Frank Taylor
Related to Mar. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 146)
588
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on, the winners of the contest, Bill Larsen, Dariel Fitzkee, Clayton Rawson, Cy Endfield
Mar. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 147)
592
Bruce Elliott Aces??? magician vs. gambler, doing all the moves but getting all four aces, magician's joke
Apr. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 148)
595
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
Apr. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 148)
596
Bruce Elliott The Back Room
Apr. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 149)
600
Bruce Elliott Slate of Mind flap that can be palmed off
May 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 150)
602
Bruce Elliott Treasure Trail map is crumbled and spectator holds on to it, marked coin is put on a plate and sand is poured on top, coin travels inside the map
May 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 150)
602
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jarrow
May 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 150)
604
Bruce Elliott Annemann Issue anecdotes of Ted Annemann
May 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 151)
605
Bruce Elliott Lu-Site box to exchange cards
May 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 151)
609
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dr. Jaks, Finley-Jordan controversy
June 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 152)
618
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Roy Benson, the Jarrow dinner, Dr. Jaks and a bar bet by Ron Edwards
June 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 153)
614
Bruce Elliott The Back Room
July 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 154)
619
Bruce Elliott Cut Up method to cut bottom card to top, cards on the table, small trick, where several cards come back to the top as a gambling demo
July 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 154)
621
Bruce Elliott The Back Room story of a Rupert's drop, on Milbourne Christopher, Roy Benson, Orson Welles, Lloyd Jones, Dr. Jaks
July 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 155)
626
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Roy Benson, Audley Walsh, Dr Stanley Jaks
July 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 156)
630
Bruce Elliott The Back Room an idea for a transformation of a ball into an egg, and a haunted deck idea by Ed Cannon
Aug. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 157)
633
Dr. Kolma, Bruce Elliott Po-She-Lo cards in basket, rope rises with chosen card attached
Aug. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 158)
634
Dr. Kolma, Bruce Elliott Poor Man's Snake Trick snake in basket finds selection
Aug. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 158)
635
Bruce Elliott The Back Room letters from Bruce Elliott to Lloyd Jones, Art Lyle, Johnny Platt and Bob Nelson
Aug. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 158)
637
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Clayton Rawson, Bill Simon, Jay Marshall
Sep. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 159)
641
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Kruger and Starke, Dr. Jaks, Martin Gardner, Roy Benson, Paul Draylin, Hal Haber, Bill Simon
Sep. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 160)
645
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Hen Fetsch, Frank Taylor, Karrel Fox, Paul Fleming, Milbourne Christopher
Oct. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 161)
649
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jay Marshall, Phil Upton on "ghoti", Tom Osborne
Related to Oct. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 162)
653
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jay Marshall, Senator Crandall
Nov. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 163)
657
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jay Marshall, Robert Harbin, Martin Gardner
Nov. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 164)
659
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Newton Hall, Roger Barkann, Dr. Jaks, Bobby Baxter, Bill Woodfield and reviews in magic magazines
Nov. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 165)
663
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jay Marshall, Roy Benson, Dai Vernon
Dec. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 166)
667
Bruce Elliott Joker spectator sees selection from other spectator on a joker, punched card
Dec. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 167)
669
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Ricciardi Jr., Wally Dean, Roger Barkann, Kuda Bux
Dec. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 167)
671
John J. Crimmins Jr. (reviewer) Magic as a Hobby by Bruce Elliott Apr. 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 11)
408
Bruce Elliott Elliott's Card Change does the same as glide
Related toVariations 1949 22
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Maurice Fogel, Hubert Lambert, Arthur Helliwell
Jan. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 168)
675
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jimmy Herpick, Fred Keating, Max Katz, Martin Gardner
Jan. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 169)
679
Bruce Elliott (reviewer) Cyclopedia of Magic by Henry Hay Jan. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 169)
679
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dante, Milbourne Christopher, Audley Walsh, John Scarne, Dr. Stanley Jaks
Feb. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 170)
683
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Maurice Fogel, Arthur Helliwell, Hubert Lambert, Dante
Feb. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 171)
687
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jay Marshall, Richiardi, Jr., Russ Walsh's appearing cane, Dr. Jaks
Mar. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 172)
691
Dr. Stanley Jaks, Bruce Elliott Mortell selected card appears on a paper under skull, flash paper
Also published here Mar. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 173)
692
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Russel Swann, Lee Noble, Dai Vernon, Walter Gibson, Frances Ireland
Mar. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 173)
695
Bruce Elliott The Back Room
Apr. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 174)
699
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Devano's rising card, Jay Marshall, Frank Taylor, Wally Dean
Apr. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 175)
703
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, John Boyko
May 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 176)
707
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
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jay Marshall, Dante, Bobby Baxter, Carl Balantine, Bill Nord, Wally Dean, Tony Slydini
May 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 177)
711
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 Fred Braue, Dai Vernon, Jack Crimmins, Carl Ballantine, Stewart Judah, Norman Jensen, hand caring
June 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 179)
719
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jay Marshall, Lee Noble, Carl Ballantine, Mike Bornstein, Jerry Cohen, Dai Vernon, Cy Endfield, Milbourne Christopher
June 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 180)
722
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
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Max Holden, Joseph Dunninger, Richard Himber, Jay Marshall
July 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 181)
726
Bruce Elliott Falsie! draw shift variation
July 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 182)
729
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Clayton Rawson, Jerry Lukins. L. Vosburgh Lyons, Lu Brent, Tony Kardyro, Oscar Weigle
July 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 182)
730
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Fred Keating, Ralph Read, Jay Marshall
Aug. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 183)
734
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Medium Margery, Fred Keating, Aleister Crowley, Ouspensky, Roy Benson, Jay Marshall, Kuda Bux
Aug. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 184)
738
Bruce Elliott See Saw slap vanish with two coins, one coin vanishes
Sep. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 185)
740
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on James Bartlett, Arthur Helliwell
Sep. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 185)
742
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Norman Jensen, Cardini, Vinn Boyar
Sep. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 186)
746
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Lee Noble, Roy Benson, Robert Lund, Dante
Oct. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 187)
750
Bruce Elliott Fillip! card production, looks like a precursor of Jerry K. Hartman's Popover Move
Related toVariationsAlso published here Oct. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 188)
751
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Steve Miaco, Richard Himber, Robert Harbin
Oct. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 188)
754
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Bill Woodfield, Jay Marshall, Dr. Jaks illustration
Nov. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 189)
758
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Martin Gardner, Erdnase, Al Baker, The Great Jasper, Clayton Rawson
Nov. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 190)
762
Paul Curry, Bill Woodfield Pocketed card to watch pocket, with reflex beginning
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 191)
764
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Robert Harbin, John Ramsay's Cylinder and Coins, Lee Noble, hamsters and the atom bomb
Dec. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 191)
766
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Martin Gardner, Bert Allerton, Bob Hummer
Dec. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 192)
769
Gerald Kosky Letter from Gerald Kosky to Bruce Elliott ideas on Pocketed
Related to Dec. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 193)
772
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Jack Chanin, Bill Simon, Milbourne Christopher, Bob Hummer, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Robert Harbin
Related to Dec. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 193)
773
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on John Scarne, Paul Curry, Al Baker, Bruce Elliott, Think-a-Cards, Gerald Kosky, Stuart Cramer, Milbourne Christopher and more
May 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 12)
541