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To allow several Persons each to draw a Card, and the Pack having been Shuffled, to make another Card drawn haphazard Change successively into each of those first chosen
Related to 1876 87
The Mesmerised Watch To Make any Watch a Repeater, watch answers question with bell sound, featuring sound gimmick
Related toVariations 1876 222
Second Method "Transformations. Two Hands"
left first finger pushes out bottom card to the front
Related toVariations 1902 152
S. W. Erdnase A. By the Riffle "Methods for Determining a Card Thought Of"
Related toVariations 1902 166
The Dancing Handkerchief thread
  • Parlour Method
  • Stage Method
Related to 1903 335
The Siamese Aces two Aces separated in deck come up next to each other when dealt through deck, sucker element
Related toVariations 1909 89
T. Nelson Downs Fourth Method spectator peeks at a card in his own hands and it is found, estimation and stack (for practice only), "the bungling and unobserving performer will meet his Waterloo in this experiment"
Variations 1909 152
Coin, Glass and Cone glass through table under paper cover, coin in paper for sound effect
Related to 1909 263
Japanese Coin on Finger coin snatching technique, hand is wrapped with handkerchief except first finger, spectator cannot take the coin
Related to 1933 1
A Cigar Vanish hook/pin
Related to 1937 87
Open One-Hand Top Change "Ultra Move"
Related to 1938 475
Max Malini A Coin Multiplication three coins
Related to 1938 673
The Rising Coin up in glass and over lip, thread
Related to 1938 693
Max Malini Two Covers for the Side Slip
1940 33
Max Malini Malini's Side Slip palm or to top
1940 33
The Wheel Location card peeked at, fan, card withdrawn
Related to 1940 325
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott The Back Room Dante, Ed Saint, Max Malini
Oct. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 21)
89
Frederick Braue Roundabout on Ray Muse, Bob Stull, Charlie Miller, Blackstone, Isely, Haskell, Cardini, Max Malini, Harry Shaw, Alexander Herrmann
May 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 12)
218
Sam Leo Horowitz Malini-Bey Chink-A-Chink with three-in-the-hands one-in-the-pocket finale
Inspired byVariations 1947
Stars of Magic (Vol. 3 No. 3)
46
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Frank Clinton, Jean Hugard, Wilson Mizner, Bill Larsen, Carter, Paul Fleming, Max Malini, Servais Leroy, stage lighting, applause and more
Jan. 1948 386
Max Malini Max Malini's Egg Bag
1948/27 110
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Dante, Max Malini, Maurice Fogel, Matt Schulien, Jerry Lukin's Listing, Ed Woolf, Glenn Gravatt, Al Flosso and more
Jan. 1949 501
Harry Houdini, Howard Thurston, Harry Blackstone, Max Malini, Louis Nikola, Carl Rosini Card on Ceiling No. 119
1950 231
Nate Leipzig Tear-Up with a Twist torn and restored cigarette paper
Related toVariations 1952
Stars of Magic (Vol. 10 No. 1)
146
Max Malini Card Stabbing
Related to 1952
Stars of Magic (Vol. 11 No. 1)
152
Max Malini Malini's own Color Change Erdnase second method
Related to 1952
Stars of Magic (Vol. 11 No. 1)
154
Max Malini Malini's Favorite! coin slides down from one hand into the other, with clean up
Also published here 1952
Stars of Magic (Vol. 11 No. 1)
155
Max Malini Jacket Pocket Ditch
Related to 1952
Stars of Magic (Vol. 11 No. 1)
157
Dai Vernon Knee Hold-Out
Related to
  • Revelations Video Series No. 5
Also published here
1952
Stars of Magic (Vol. 11 No. 1 )
157
Max Malini Spectator's Shoulder Hold-Out coin temporarily left on spectator's shoulder
Also published here 1952
Stars of Magic (Vol. 11 No. 1)
157
Max Malini Adhering Cigar
Nov. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 319)
83
Max Malini Confusion Deck Switch multiple deck openly on table, switch by confusion by tabling one deck and later picking up another
Also published here 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 326)
114
Don Alan A Darker Shade of Malini lump of coal appears under fez
Related toVariations 1956 46
Max Malini Malini's String Trick with pull
Also published here 1956 39
Max Malini, Dai Vernon Three From One
Also published here 1957 105
Max Malini The Malini Force
Also published here 1960 71
Max Malini Think a Card Secret spreading cards with faces towards spectator and following spectator's gaze
Also published here 1961 39
Max Malini, Dr. James William Elliott Multiple Card Location
Also published here 1961 41
Max Malini Malini's Transposition
Also published here 1961 49
Max Malini Malini's Cards from Pocket short comment
Also published here 1961 53
Max Malini Card Jumps to Top single phase Ambitious Card
Also published here 1961 55
Max Malini Max Malini's Preference comment by Malini
Also published here 1961 67
Max Malini Vanishing Glass of Whiskey only effect description
Also published here 1961 74
Charlie Miller, Max Malini Cups and Balls tip
Also published here 1961 74
Max Malini Malini's Cups and Balls short comment
1961 74
Max Malini, Charlie Miller Chicks chicks from Cups & Balls, chicks from eggs
1961 74
Max Malini Malini's Egg Bag
Also published here 1961 84
Max Malini Silk Vanish silk vanish from a tube
1962 21
Max Malini Colour Change handkerchief is changed into a flag, brief
Related to 1962 23
Max Malini Levitation cigars, pencil and knife stick to fingers / hand
Related toVariations 1962 23
Max Malini Penetration and Vanish of a Tumbler glass through glass , then glass vanishes and appears somewhere
Also published here 1962 23
Max Malini Card Magic six spectators select the same card from six decks
Related toAlso published here 1962 24
Max Malini Blindfold Card Stabbing several selections
Related to 1962 25
Max Malini Multiple Control see also p. 29 for Malini's handling when spectator does not want to replace the card at the needed position
1962 25
Max Malini Egg Bag
Related to 1962 30
Max Malini Bills, Lemon and Egg bill in lemon and bill in egg, bills vanish from handkerchief, with wand
Related toAlso published here 1962 33
Max Malini The Coin Game coin snatching technique, hand is wrapped with handkerchief except first finger, spectator cannot take the coin
Related toVariations 1962 35
Max Malini The Button Trick button biting trick
Related toVariations 1962 37
Max Malini Cut and Restored Ribbon loop
1962 38
Max Malini The Inertia Trick glasses covered with a tray, on the tray are tubes with eggs, tray is knocked away and eggs fall into glass
Also published here 1962 40
Max Malini Production of a Bowl of Water brief, body load, chinese costume
Related to 1962 40
Max Malini Water from Cane water drops from cane, same method for weeping coin
Related toVariations 1962 45
Max Malini Production of a Glass of Beer under hat, guessing game with coin
1962 50
Max Malini Torn and Restored Straw Cover
Also published here 1962 51
Max Malini Coin Switch coin is thrown from hand to hand
1962 52
Max Malini The Vanishing Whisky at a bar, secretly drinking Whisky of friend
Also published here 1962 53
Max Malini Malini Subtlety classic palm subtlety
1962 53
Max Malini Production of a Block of Ice under hat, guessing game with coin
Related toVariations 1962 55
Max Malini Vanishing Tobacoo tobacco vanishes and appears under ashtray, see p. 94 for more information
Related toVariations 1962 57
Max Malini Lump Sugar sugar turns into sugar cube in performer's hand, other ideas with sugar cubes
Related to 1962 58
Max Malini, Stewart Judah Paper Knife pieces of paper put on blade of a knife, vanish and appear
Also published here 1962 59
Max Malini Bill in Cigarette
Also published here 1962 60
Max Malini Cutting the Menu knife through menu, fake blade
1962 61
Max Malini Colour Change Erdnase's second method
Inspired by 1962 65
Max Malini Malini's Card Vanish vesting
Related to 1962 66
Max Malini Card from Mouth folded
1962 67
Max Malini Card in Hat spectator's hat, strategy for loading card in advance
1962 67
Max Malini Card Revelation ploy for finding an apparently forgotten card,step handling
1962 68
Max Malini Riffle Force psychological riffle force, break, see p. 93 for more information
Related to 1962 68
Max Malini The Peek Force spectator's peek
1962 69
Max Malini The Siemese Aces two Aces separated in deck come up next to each other when dealt through deck
Inspired byAlso published here 1962 70
Max Malini Nail Nicking Method while displaying cards in each hand
Also published here 1962 71
Max Malini The Side Slip side steal, not palmed, buckle push-out
Related toAlso published here 1962 71
Max Malini Vanish of the Pack while moving chair
Also published here 1962 72
Max Malini Base-Ball Vanish base ball vanishes (throw vanish) and appears under hat
Related to 1962 75
Max Malini Book Test riffle force with book, match in pages
Also published here 1962 75
Max Malini Billet Reading on toilet paper
Also published here 1962 76
Max Malini Telephone Trick medium names selection
1962 76
Max Malini Matching Matches spectator and performer remove some amount of matches from matchbox
VariationsAlso published here 1962 78
Max Malini Top Change more on attitude than technique
1962 79
Dr. E. G. Irvin Vanishing Tobacco with gimmick
Inspired by 1962 94
Don Tanner The Back Room on Micky Hades, Jesse J. Langston, Eddie McGuire on Malini's button biting and more, gags by Goodlette Dodson
Related to Sep. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 383)
362
Derek Dingle Side-Steal Placement to known position near top or bottom of deck
Related to July 1972
Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 2))
133
Dai Vernon, Max Malini Vernon - Malini Card Break Transfer No. 69, to right little finger after peek
Also published here 1972 21
Max Malini Daley's Estimating Peek: 1) Malini Estimate No. 337-1, card peeked at, performer later names position of card, key card sighted next to peeked card
Also published here 1972 94
Max Malini 6) Malini Peek No. 427-6, break subtlety without enough details
1972 118
Sam Leo Horowitz, Max Malini Horowitz - Malini Sugar Cube Trick Routine No. 589, chink-a-chink
Related to 1972 164
Max Malini Malini's Card Vanish No. 708, dropping two cards together in count to table
Also published here 1972 190
Max Malini Malini's Double Discovery No. 709,
Also published here 1972 191
Max Malini, Dai Vernon Malini's Coin Subtlety No. 710, "Shown by Vernon", producing two coins from one, or two more (Dai Vernon)
Related toAlso published here 1972 191
Max Malini Malini's Color Change Move No. 711
Also published here 1972 191
Max Malini Malini's Color Change Subtlety No. 712, card can be removed singly after change
Also published here 1972 191
Max Malini Malini's Tobacco Information Trick No. 713, tip for palming tobacco
Also published here 1972 191
Max Malini Malini's Hank Vanish Of Bill No. 714
Also published here 1972 191
Max Malini Malini's Ten Card Trick With Peek And Glimpse No. 715, note without content
1972 192
Gene Nielsen Sweet Swindle with sugar packets, written on paper
Inspired by 1974
Magick (Issue 97)
482
Tenkai Ishida Catch the Coin coin snatching technique, hand is wrapped with handkerchief except first finger, spectator cannot take the coin
Related to 1974 80
Faucett Ross, Max Malini Bill in Lemon Uses a Malini move to vanish the bill
1975 122
Max Malini Malini's Chink-A-Chink sugar cubes, see p. 1053 for Johnny Thompson credit
Related toVariations Jan. 1975 842
Max Malini A Malini Note on his cups and ball routine, glasses wrapped in newspaper
June 1975 974
Frank Garcia, Max Malini Magical Odd Facts About the Cups and Balls, Ideas and Further "Reflections" about Malini's Cups and Balls
1979 114
Eddie McGuire (reviewer) Eddie "Tex" McGuire Letters by Max Malini (written by Lewis Ganson)
excerpts from various letters on Max Malini and the Malini Book, complaints about Dai Vernon, see also p. 235
Related to
  • The Vernon Touch, Genii, June 1980
1979
Interlocutor (Issue 38)
149
Dick Turpin Turpin's Turnip heads tails game under a hat, eventually a turnip and a full glass of liquid appears, see also "The Modern Magic Manual"
Related to Sep. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 9)
902
Karl Fulves Quarter Finals coin snatching stunt in which spectator cannot trap coin balanced on performer's finger, in the end the coin ends up underneath coin in spectator's hand
Inspired by 1980
The Chronicles (Issue 28)
1340
Eddie McGuire McGuire On Malini letter from 1926 to T. Nelson Downs, describing a stand-up act by Max Malini in detail
1980 1
Karl Fulves The Buckle Steal method for pushing out card, credit information
Related to 1981 5
Johnny Thompson, Max Malini Chink-a-Chink sugar cubes
  • Comments on Palming Technique
  • Background
Related to 1981 29
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on Misdirection John Ramsay and Max Malini's misdirection skills
1982 112
Keith Charnley Ring On Stick
Variations Oct. 1983
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 1)
1165
Bill Woodfield, Max Malini Die Palmage in der Kniekehle card holdout, knee
  • Rot und blau (thought of cards with different backs)
  • Das klingelnde Kartenspiel (deck changes into alarm clock)
Also published here
  • "Genii", 1947/8.
1983
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 44 No. 3)
81
Max Malini, Fred Kaps Malini/Kaps Subtlety
1984 13
Max Malini Thirty Card Trick, Malini Variation
1985 28
Max Malini Malini Pack Vanish no details, demonstrated by Charlie Miller (1939)
1985 28
Max Malini Malini Cover for Pass looking over shoulder
1985 28
Max Malini Malini Shake detail as card is displayed
1985 28
Dai Vernon, Max Malini Peek Control holding break as deck is balanced on fingers, then step fan (1939)
Related to 1985 29
Max Malini, Charlie Miller, Frederick Braue A Deceptive Palm for the Cups and Balls false transfer, detailed, "It should be again stressed that the sleight must be performed very slowly, very casually"
1985 8
Michael Weber The Healer button torn off spectator's shirt, then buttonhole on other side is vanished
Inspired by 1985 23
Max Malini Moisture Double Laydown moisture through breathing
1988 23
Dai Vernon Sans Index named card to pocket
Related to 1988 166
Max Malini Hypnotic Gaze Divination peeked at card instantly named, glimpse
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1988 219
Max Malini Gaze Step Glimpse
Related toAlso published here 1988 219
Max Malini, Will Ayling, Edward Proudlock Malini and His Egg Bag Routine includes also ideas by Edward Proudlock with a shell, and marked egg
1988 18
Ian Keable-Elliott Retrospective: Malini and Leipzig on Max Malini and Nate Leipzig
Sep. 1988
Opus (Vol. 2 No. 1)
5
Max Malini, Fred Kaps Malini/Kaps Subtlety
1989 12
Roy Johnson The Coin Game coin snatching technique, hand is wrapped with handkerchief except first finger, spectator cannot take the coin
Inspired byAlso published here 1989 33
Max Malini Malini Subtlety
1990 81
Max Malini One-Hand Break at Jog
1991 12
Roger Klause, Max Malini Turnabout card turns over in deck, palmed card added to single card which is apparently turned face-down
1991 159
Max Malini, Howard Schwarzman Malini's Invitation how to have a card selected
Also published here 1992 151
Max Malini Moisture Double Laydown moisture through breathing
Apr. 1992
The Olram File (Issue 11)
8
Roy Johnson Das Münzenspiel coin snatching technique, hand is wrapped with handkerchief except first finger, spectator cannot take the coin
Inspired byAlso published here June 1992
Intermagic (Vol. 17 No. 1)
17
Max Malini Deck Flexing while holding a break
1993 73
Hideo Kato, Larry Jennings 2人の会話 その1 (A Conversation between 2 people: #1) Conversation between Larry and Kato about the use of bridge-sized cards because of small hands, Max Malini is obviously mentioned
1993 26
Max Malini Malini Subtlety
1997 76
Max Malini The Spin Revelation and Display
1998 512
Richard Kaufman, Max Malini A Brief Note on the Vest as a Servante on Max Malini's use
Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
23
Sam Leo Horowitz Notes on Max Malini
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Dec. 1939
Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
24
Max Malini Think a Card Secret "From Letters Written by Charlie Miller to Faucett Ross"
spreading cards with faces towards spectator and following spectator's gaze
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
24
Max Malini Malini's Transposition "From Letters Written by Charlie Miller to Faucett Ross", During WWII
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
24
Max Malini Malini's Cards From Pocket "From Letters Written by Charlie Miller to Faucett Ross", Nov. 23, 1936
short comment
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
25
Max Malini Max Malini's Card Jumps To Top "From Letters Written by Charlie Miller to Faucett Ross", During WWII
single phase Ambitious Card
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
25
Max Malini, Dr. James William Elliott Malini-Elliott Multiple Card Location "From Letters Written by Charlie Miller to Faucett Ross", June 16, 1937
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
28
Dick Newton The Truly Legendary Max Malini
Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
28
Max Malini Malini's Sun and Moon Routine "From Letters Written by Charlie Miller to Faucett Ross", Aug. 16, 1936
center sections transpose
Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
30
Max Malini Malini's Egg Bag "From Letters Written by Charlie Miller to Faucett Ross", July 25, 1936
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
30
Max Malini The Deck Vanishes! while moving chair
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
31
Max Malini Max Malini's Preferences "From Letters Written by Charlie Miller to Faucett Ross", July 25, 1936
comment by Malini
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
31
Max Malini Max Malini's Vanishing Glass of Whiskey "From Letters Written by Charlie Miller to Faucett Ross", July 25, 1936
only effect description
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
31
Max Malini, Charlie Miller Cups and Balls "From Letters Written by Charlie Miller to Faucett Ross", Nov. 23, 1936
tip
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
31
Jamy Ian Swiss A Brief Meditation on Max Malini
Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
32
Max Malini Malini's "Peep" Location "From a notebook of Vernon material"
spectator peeks at card, distance from step estimated
Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
32
Dai Vernon, Max Malini Vernon-Malini Card Break Transfer to right little finger after peek
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
32
Max Malini Malini Estimate card peeked at, performer later names position of card, key card sighted next to peeked card
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
32
Max Malini Malini's Card Vanish dropping two cards together in count to table
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
32
Max Malini Malini's Double Discovery
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
33
Max Malini, Dai Vernon Malini's Coin Subtlety (Shown by Vernon) producing two coins from one, or two more (Dai Vernon)
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
33
Max Malini Malini's Color Change Move
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
33
Max Malini Malini's Color Change Subtlety card can be removed singly after change
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
33
Max Malini Malini's Tobacco Information Trick tip for palming tobacco
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
33
Max Malini Malini's Hank Vanish of Bill
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
33
Charlie Miller Max Malini: One Of The Funniest Fellows I Have Ever Seen
  • 63 Years Ago...
letter from Miller about Malini to Faucett Ross
Related toAlso published here Jan. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 5)
128
Sam Farber Balls
  • Letters
Related to Feb. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 6)
11
The Century - Those Who Impacted The Art In America
  • Max Malini (1873-1942)
  • Lewis Ganson (1913-1980)
  • David Copperfield
  • Charlie Miller (1909-1989)
  • Paul Curry (1917-1986)
  • Eugene Burger
  • Tommy Wonder
  • Larry Jennings (1933-1998)
  • Richard Kaufman
  • Floyd G. Thayer (1877-1959)
  • Karrell Fox (1928-1998)
  • Jack Gwynne (1897-1969)
July 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 11)
54
Michael Close (reviewer) Malini and His Magic by Max Malini (written by Dai Vernon)Related to Aug. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 12)
30
Donald G. Wallace Malini in Print
  • Letters
Related to Sep. 1999
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 1)
16
Max Malini The Deck Vanishes while moving chair
Also published here Feb. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 2)
19
Barrie Richardson Speaking Volumes
Related to June 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 6)
30
Max Malini Malini's Handling
Related to 2002 110
Max Malini Dollar Bill in Egg - Second Method: The Malini Treatment bill in lemon and bill in egg, bills vanish from handkerchief, with wand
Also published here 2002 263
Al Baker Cutting a Card knife cuts through card, restored
Related toAlso published here
  • marketed 1931
2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions)
548
Barrie Richardson Malini Peek Variation
Inspired by 2005 238
Max Malini, Charlie Miller The Malini-Miller Egg Bag construction
2006 4
Patrick Page, Max Malini Complete Coin Vanish pocket ditch
Related to Nov. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 11)
15
Max Malini, Patrick Page A La Malini dumping object in pocket while pulling on the sleeve
Related to 2011 135
David Ben Max Malini: Bigger Than Life
Oct. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10)
48
David Ben Scotch and Cigars intro to tricks from Max Malini
Oct. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10)
72
David Ben The Weeping Coin
Inspired byRelated to Oct. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10)
72
David Ben The Weeping Knife
Inspired byRelated to Oct. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10)
74
David Ben The Levitation of a Cigar cigar clings to hand
Inspired byRelated to Oct. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10)
76
Bill Woodfield, Roberto Giobbi, Max Malini The Chair Adjustment Deck Switch
Inspired by
  • "Think" (William Woodfield, Genii, Vol. 12 No. 7, March 1948, p. 200)
2013 65
Howard Hamburg Anécdotarío sobre Vernon y otros - parte I various anecdotes of Vernon, Ray Grismer, Larry Jennings, Tony Giorgio and others
  • El resbalón del profesor
  • Eso me lo enseño Max Malini
  • La desaparición de la moneda
  • How ar
  • ¡Nunca fallo, nunca fallo!
  • ¿Qué opinan acerca de est?
  • Carte en el baño
2013
El Manuscrito (Vol. 6 No. 24)
800
Roberto Giobbi Catchphrases of Famous Performers list, Charles Bertram, Max Malini, José Frakson, Dante, Kalanag, Silvan, Juan Tamariz, Horace Goldin, Dr. Giovanni, David Devant, Bruce Cervon, Allan Ackerman, Tommy Cooper, Paul Daniels, Sirdani, Dani DaOrtiz
2016
Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 2)
315
Max Malini Max Malini
Related to 2018 219
Max Malini Gaze Step Glimpse
Related to 2018 219
Max Malini Malini Side Steal
Related to 2018 261
Max Malini All-Round Square Up with deck squeeze/flex
Variations 2018 261
Johnny Thompson Break Finesse apparently no break is held
Inspired by 2018 266
Johnny Thompson, Max Malini The Vanishing Glass as finale to heads/tails game, coin in paper for sound effect
Related to 2018 287
Max Malini, Johnny Thompson Sugar Cube Assembly with a gaffed cube that appears wrapped from one side and unwrapped from the other
Related to 2018 301
Johnny Thompson The Egg Bag thorough discussion, Charlie Miller, Max Malini
  • The Bag
  • The Egg
  • Presentation
  • Thompson Egg Bag Script
2018 309
Max Malini The Malini Toss finesse to show bag empty
2018 335
Johnny Thompson The Cups and Balls routine presented in the style of three magicians
  • Max Malini
  • Pop Krieger
  • Dai Vernon
2018 15
Max Malini, Johnny Thompson Max Malini Phase
2018 20
Charlie Miller, Max Malini The Scoot Variation as chair is adjusted
2018 133
Kieron Johnson To The Max block of ice produced in flash of fire
Inspired by 2018 70
Max Malini, Dr. James William Elliott Malini-Elliott Multiple Card Location from a 1937 letter
Also published here 2019 64
Max Malini Malini Subtlety
2020 456
David Copperfield, Richard Wiseman, David Britland Notes on Steam Engines, Pumps, Boilers Hydraulic, and Other Machinery "Max Malini's Peculiar Paraphernalia"
excerpt from David Copperfield's History of Magic
Oct. 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 10)
43
David Britland (reviewer) Max Malini: King of Magicians, Magician of Kings by Max Malini (written by Steve Cohen) Feb. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 2)
76
Steve Cohen Chapter One: Yinglish on Max Malini's accent
2022 3
Steve Cohen Chapter Two: The Four Hundred on Max Malini and wealthy people in NYC
  • From Acrobat to Aristocrat
  • "Professor" Frank Seiden
  • What's in a Name?
2022 7
Steve Cohen Chapter Three: Managing Without Managers on Max Malini's business practices, Eddie McGuire
2022 23
Max Malini Self-Printing Business Card white business card prints itself, light-sensitive ink
2022 28
Steve Cohen Chapter Four: Chutzpah - Tales of Boldness on Max Malini
  • Tell Them Malini Did It
  • Miser's Dream at Sunday Mass
  • Computation Made Easy
  • No Hook, No Problem
  • Cubans
  • Roast Pig Head
  • "My" National Anthem
  • An Eye for Art
  • Fisher Brothers Gala Show
  • Cancel My Appointments
  • Two Gun Cohen
  • Never Too Late
  • Free Passage to Manila
2022 29
Eddie Joseph I Knew Max Malini
Also published here
  • Tops, Sept. & Oct. 1950
2022 42
Quotes from Notable Magicians on Max Malini
2022 51
Steve Cohen Chapter Five: Early Media Conquests on newspaper articles on Max Malini
2022 53
Max Malini You Should "Palm" From the Wrist
2022 63
Steve Cohen Chapter Six: Only Malini Max Malini anecdotes
  • Impressive in Bed (blow-book for reporter)
  • A Droll Trick Played With a Fowl (resurrected chicken)
  • Kimura Malini
  • Suspected Spy
  • 1700 Convicts Mystified
  • Four-Power Treaty Framed in a Hotel Room
  • Six Martinis and a Bowl of Soup
  • An Inventive Mind
  • On the House
  • Cane Sawing
  • Caruso as Conjuror
2022 69
Steve Cohen Chapter Seven: Family Man on Max Malini's family
2022 83
Charlie Miller A Letter from Charlie Miller to Faucett Ross on Max Malini, November 30, 1935
Also published here 2022 96
Steve Cohen Chapter Eight: Maximum Malini on sourcing Max Malini's magic
  • Something From Nothing
2022 101
Max Malini Vesting general advice, egg production & body loading, vesting a card
Related to 2022 106
Max Malini Cross-Body Pocket Ditch as a complete coin vanish
Related to 2022 110
Max Malini Handkerchief Pocket Ditch a palmed item is ditched as handkerchief is shown from both sides
2022 111
Max Malini Slide Vanish coin slides down from one hand into the other
Also published here 2022 112
Max Malini Lady or Eagle coin vanishes during heads & tails throwing from hand to hand, reappears, purse palm
2022 113
Max Malini Seated With No Table coin left on knee with forearm covering it, credited to Vernon in Stars of Magic
Also published here 2022 116
Max Malini Standing With No Table coin temporarily left on spectator's shoulder
Also published here 2022 117
Max Malini Using a Hook Coin coin vanishes, reappears on the back of spectator
2022 117
Max Malini Spittoon Coin Vanish coin vanishes from paper cone which is crumpled up and thrown in the trash, reproduced from spectator (optional), variant with coin reappearing under ash tray and folding coin
Related to
  • Elwin T. Shaw's article in Hugard's Magic Monthly, Nov. 1961
2022 120
Max Malini Spectator Pocket Loads
  • Side Pocket Load
  • Breast Pocket Load
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Max Malini Three From One coin broken in two, then again, with cracking sound
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Max Malini Cigar Production and Split
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Max Malini Copper-Silver Transposition extra coin
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Max Malini Malini Subtlety
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Max Malini Banknote-Newspaper Transposition
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Max Malini Bil/Billet Switch
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Max Malini Torn and Restored Banknote
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Max Malini Bill Switch as Practical Joke tip changes into newspaper piece
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Max Malini Bill in Cigarette
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Max Malini, Steve Cohen Ring on Stick
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Max Malini False Transfer with Finger Ring slides into other hand
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Max Malini Sugar Cube Assembly
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Max Malini Lump Sugar sugar turns into sugar cube in performer's hand
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Steve Cohen Cups and Balls introductory comments on Max Malini and the Cups & Balls, historical information, Louis Pop Krieger
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Max Malini Filled Glasses as Final Loads body-loaded without covers
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Max Malini Cups and Balls Opening Sequence
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Steve Cohen, Max Malini Brick From Hat thorough discussion
  • Spinning Coin Option
  • Card Transposition Option
  • The Block of Ice
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Max Malini Button Biting discussion and various possible methods
  • Method One - Fabric Feke & Extra Button (Stanyon's)
  • Method Two - Extra Button Only (The Magician Monthly)
  • Method Three - The Unbutton (U. F. Grant)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The Magician Monthly, Aug. 1905
  • Stanyon's Magic, "The Great Button-Biting Trick", Jan. 1904
  • U. F. Grant, "Secrets", 1928
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Max Malini The Mesmerizing Watch routine with mechanical sound gimmick and watch winder, making borrowed watch ring on command
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Max Malini Cigarette, Tobacco, and Saucer cigarette broken up, cigarette paper torn and restored, tobacco vanishes and reappears under saucer
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Max Malini Torn and Restored Straw Paper
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Max Malini Torn and Restored Paper Straw
Related to
  • Elwin T. Shaw, Hugard's Magic Monthly, July 1961
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Max Malini Sucker Torn and Restored Paper paper strip
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Max Malini Cut and Restored String with pull
Related to
  • Malini story by S. Leo Horowitz in The Sphinx, Dec. 1939
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Max Malini Cut and Restored Hair
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Max Malini Pants Leg Coin Vanish coin vanishes when folded into folds of trouser, complete vanish with pull
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Max Malini Stretching a Penny Into a Quarter
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Max Malini Magnetic Cigarette Paper cane balanced on back of chair, animated with apparently charged cigarette paper
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Max Malini Stretching a Handkerchief two methods given
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Max Malini Weeping Coin/Weeping Cane water drops from cane, same method for weeping coin
  • Weeping Cane (or Knife like David Ben)
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Max Malini Magnetic Cane clings to hand, two methods
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Max Malini Broken and Restored Mirror method guesses
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Max Malini Billet Reading on toilet paper
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Max Malini Book Test riffle force with book, without match according to Charlie Miller
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Max Malini Matching Matches spectator and performer remove some amount of matches from matchbox
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Max Malini The Obedient Matchbox animation on hand
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Max Malini The Rising Coin up and down in glass, thread
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Max Malini The Dancing Handkerchief thread between knees, method guess for 1895 newspaper article
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Max Malini Coin in Bread Roll
Related to
  • Eric de la Mare in The Pentagram, Sep. 1955
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Max Malini Cutting the Menu dinner knife through paper menu, extra tip of blade
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Max Malini, Stewart Judah Paper Knife pieces of paper put on blade of a knife, vanish and appear
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Max Malini The Dissolving Coin coin dropped into glass with handkerchief cover vanishes, glass coin, optional reproduction
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Max Malini Whisky-Water Transposition shot glasses with water and whiskey are opening-to-opening with a playing card in between, liquids transpose
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Max Malini Spectator's Whisky Vanish at a bar, secretly drinking Whisky of friend, gag
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Max Malini Billiard Ball Stunt getting a billiard ball from the floor onto the pool table using just the cue
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Max Malini The Vanishing Glass Under Newspaper as finale to heads/tails game, coin and glass reproduced
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Max Malini Improvised Productions nut vanished, instead of nut a cork appears under newspaper-covered glass, repeat with billiard ball appearing under glass, then shot glass, then big glass vanishes
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Max Malini Toss Vanish vanish of random item while tossing it up, glass vanish, ditch in side pocket or behind back
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Steve Cohen Chapter Ten: Card Magic introduction on Max Malini's card magic, photo of his copy of Erdnase's Expert at the Card Table
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Max Malini Daub Hide-Out planting daub and wax in advance, even at an earlier visit of a venue
Related to
  • Dabbling with Daub, Irv Weiner
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Max Malini One-Handed Revelation deck tossed onto table in two parts, selection remains in hand, apparently plugged out
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Max Malini The Missing Link hiding a card in advance at an earlier visit for later discovery of a torn and vanished card with corner proof, card sewn into spectator's jacket, pieces vanish in newspaper square
Related to
  • "The Missing Link" (Sleight of Hand, Sachs)
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Steve Cohen Card Sewn in Jacket Lining recreation of Max Malini's effect
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Max Malini Challenge Card Calling up to twenty or so cards selected and lost, during the show any spectator can ask for his card which is then produced
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Max Malini Confusion Deck Switch multiple deck openly on table, switch by confusion by tabling one deck and later picking up another
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Steve Cohen Challenge Card Calling Handling up to twenty or so cards selected and lost, during the show any spectator can ask for his card which is then produced
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Max Malini Hotel Clerk Revelation note sent to hotel clerk which comes back a few minutes later with five selections written on it
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Max Malini Step Delay also jog, get-ready for classic force
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Max Malini The Malini Force
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Max Malini Table Spread Force
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Max Malini No, Don't Look At It card chosen, looked at apparently by mistake by spectator, then tossed down face down, new card is selected and turns out to be the same one, tabled card has changed
Also published here
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, June 1956
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Max Malini Hypnotic Gaze Divination peeked at card instantly named, glimpse
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Max Malini Gaze Step Glimpse
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Max Malini Malini Side Steal side steal, not palmed, buckle push-out, different covers
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Max Malini Deck Flexing while holding a break
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Max Malini One-Phase Ambitious Card "top or bottom?"
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Max Malini Top, Bottom, or Number
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Max Malini Side Steal to Small Number to known position near top of deck
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Max Malini Malini's Own Color Change Erdnase second method
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Max Malini Color Change Subtlety card can be removed singly after change
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Max Malini Rear Palm with extraction from pocket
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Max Malini Card(s) From Shower of Cards brief, from rear palm
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Max Malini Psychological Riffle Force with routining, out, finding apparently forgotten first card as well
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Max Malini Think-a-Card Secret spreading cards with faces towards spectator and following spectator's gaze
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Max Malini Peek and Glimpse card chosen, spectator hits it, performer announces position from top, another card chosen, performer names it instantly
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Max Malini Malini's Location spectator peeks at a card in his own hands and it is found, estimation
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Max Malini Thumb Riffle Open Index spectator looks at a card while performer spread cards with faces towards audience, deck face up during riffling
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Max Malini One-Handed Top Change as ambitious card move, done openly
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Max Malini Malini's Invitation how to have a card selected
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Max Malini Card to Mouth folded, general discussion and method guesses
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Max Malini Siamese Aces two Aces separated in deck come up next to each other when dealt through deck
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Max Malini Nail Nicking Method while displaying cards in each hand
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Max Malini General Card method guess, based on Hoffmann
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Max Malini Multiple-Selection Routine introductory comments on the plot
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Max Malini, Dr. James William Elliott Malini-Elliott Multiple Card Location
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Max Malini Card on Chair
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Max Malini Card in Hat loading a duplicate in a spectator's hat
Also published here
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly
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Max Malini Card Under Spectator's Collar
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Max Malini Card to Mouth
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