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Harlan Tarbell To Begin With
1930 7
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell rope routine gaffed rope
1933 23
Theodore Annemann Editor Speaking on Frank Lane, Max Holden, Harlan Tarbell, exposure, Jacob Steisel, Al Baker
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36)
Theodore Annemann May 1936 on Harlan Tarbell, Fred Keating, Theodore Arnold, Frank Lane, Dr. Jacob Daley, Glenn Gravatt, Max Holden, Burling Hull, Henry Ford
May 1936
The Jinx (Issue 20)
Harlan Tarbell The "Sandu" Rising Cards trickling sand principle as mechanism, in glass on table
1938 407
Harlan Tarbell The Card and Stamp Mystery stamp is glued partially onto wrong card and put in deck, when pulled out it is now selection
1938 508
Harlan Tarbell "Clean-Cut" Color Changing Silk gimmick on loop
1938 597
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Color Changing Handkerchief popular gaffed handkerchief
Variations 1938 614
Harlan Tarbell Cut and Restored Rope with Snap Fasteners
1938 786
Harlan Tarbell Caesar Gimmick connection
1938 786
Harlan Tarbell The Tarbell Hindu Rope Mystery - Loop method. Simplified form
1938 787
Harlan Tarbell The Sands of the Desert - Harlan Tarbell's Presentation
1938 869
The Unreversed Word words "choice quality" on Camel cigarette cases held in mirror, one remains readable
Also published here
  • "Ten After Dinner Tricks" (Harlan Tarbell)
1941 6
Dedication to Harlan Tarbell
1941 ca. 5
Harlan Tarbell Harlan Tarbell's "Many-Cut" Rope Mystery
Also published here 1941 ca. 157
Harlan Tarbell The Tarbell Rope Mystery several methods, using rope gimmick
1941 ca. 242
Harlan Tarbell 11 - Tarbell's Improved "French" Vanish
1941/27 74
Harlan Tarbell 13 - Tarbell's "Nip-Away" Coin Vanish
1941/27 75
Harlan Tarbell The Cups and Balls three cups, with several sleights
1941/27 157
Harlan Tarbell Chinese Paper Mystery
1941/27 297
Harlan Tarbell The Sympathetic Silks
Also published here 1941/27 378
Harlan Tarbell The Egg, the Glass, and the Handkerchief transpo of egg in glass with borrowed handkerchief
Also published here 1941/27 389
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell's Magnetized Wand thread
1942/27 60
Harlan Tarbell Magnetic Rising Cards cards rise by touching deck with gaffed wand (page 63)
1942/27 64
Ralph W. Read, Harlan Tarbell The Ghostly Silk comedy silk from paper cone to glass
1942/27 82
Paul Fox, Harlan Tarbell Superba Rising Cards four cards rise and float into hand
Related to 1942/27 255
Harlan Tarbell Humpty Dumpty Outdone spectator breaks egg in handkerchief
Also published here 1942/27 269
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell's Unbreakable Egg spectator breaks egg in handkerchief
Also published here 1942/27 274
Harlan Tarbell The Egg Bag long routine, "Tarbell Style" Egg Bag
1942/27 277
Harlan Tarbell Type of Rope used
1942/27 339
Harlan Tarbell, Chefalo Tarbell's Triple Chefalo Knot disappearing knots
1942/27 358
Kolmar Silken Switch
Inspired by July 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 39)
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell's Sugar Mark pencil mark from sugar cube to saucer
1943/27 58
Louis Tannen, Harlan Tarbell The Snap-Away Silk and Knot silk tied on rope
1943/27 295
Harlan Tarbell Simplified Instantaneous Knot one handed
1943/27 305
Harlan Tarbell Hat and Silk Combination 20th century silks, then silks vanish an reappear in hat
1943/27 311
Harlan Tarbell Silks and Aces silk transposes with aces in glass
1943/27 314
Harlan Tarbell Color Changing Handkerchief silk in silk
1943/27 335
Harlan Tarbell "Clean-Cut" Color Changing Handkerchief
1943/27 340
William Larsen, Harlan Tarbell, T. Page Wright Yo! Ho! Ho! And A Bottle Of Rum! prop spectacle
1943/27 357
Paul Fleming (reviewer) The Tarbell Course in Magic: Volume I by Harlan Tarbell 1944 4
Paul Fleming (reviewer) The Tarbell Course in Magic: Volume II by Harlan Tarbell 1944 26
Paul Fleming (reviewer) The Tarbell Course in Magic: Volume III by Harlan Tarbell 1944 99
Harlan Tarbell Saturn's Card Transposition Visible transposition, cards under rubber bands change
1945 39
James G. Thompson Jr. Biographical Sketches of Contributors
  • Theo. Annemann
  • Charles Arbuthnot
  • George E. Arrowsmith
  • Roger Barkann
  • Sylvan Barnet
  • Joseph L. Barnett
  • Raymond L. Beebe
  • Eugene Bernstein
  • J. B. Bobo
  • John N. Booth
  • Tom Bowyer
  • Vynn Boyar
  • Joan Brandon
  • Fred Braue
  • John Braun
  • Lu Brent
  • R. C. Buff
  • Clyde F. Cairy
  • Loring Campbell
  • Jack Chanin
  • Frank Chapman
  • Forest V. Chesbro
  • Milbourne Christopher
  • Eddie Clever
  • Stanley Collins
  • Mystic Craig
  • Thomas J. Crawford
  • John J. Crimmins, JR.
  • Paul J. Curry
  • Del Monte
  • Harry Dobrin
  • Ronald B. Edwards
  • Bruce Elliot
  • Professor El-Tab
  • Dr. E. G. Ervin
  • Dr. Henry Ridgely Evans
  • Val Evans
  • "Hen" Fetsch
  • Thomas B. Fitzgerald
  • Dariel Fitzkee
  • Sid Fleischman
  • Joseph Harman Fries
  • Martin Gardner
  • Teral Garrett
  • Walter B. Gibson
  • Arnold L. Grubin
  • Nelson C. Hahne
  • Hathaway
  • Royal V. Heath
  • Charles H. Hopkins
  • Jean Hugard
  • Mark Jacobs
  • R. M. Jamison
  • F. H. Jeudevine
  • Maurice Kains
  • George G. Kaplan
  • George Karger
  • Joseph A. Karson
  • Wilbur Kattner
  • Gerald Lynton Kaufman
  • Howard B. Kayton, M.D.
  • The Great Kolar
  • Gerald Kosky
  • Abril Lamarque
  • William W. Larsen
  • Sid Lorraine
  • Art Lyle
  • L. Vosburgh Lyons
  • Richard F. Madden
  • Greer Marechal, JR.
  • George McAthy
  • William H. McCaffrey
  • Jack McMillen
  • Harry Mendoza
  • Orville Meyer
  • John W. Mifflin
  • Chester Morris
  • Paul Morris
  • Frederick Mosteller
  • Robert A. Nelson
  • C. A. George Newmann
  • Grady S. Nicholson
  • Dr. Cecil E. Nixon
  • Charles Walter Nyquist
  • Dell O'Dell
  • Tom Osborne
  • George Harrison Pittman
  • Julien J. Proskauer
  • Clayton Rawson
  • Ralph W. Read
  • Dolf Rudin
  • Herb Rungie
  • Ned Rutledge
  • James J. Sanders
  • Lucille Pierce Saxon
  • Sigmar - The Magician
  • Jerry Sorensen
  • Willard S. Smith
  • George Starke
  • Dr. Raymond V. Stone, SR. (RAMO)
  • Harlan Tarbell
  • DR. Franklin Taylor
  • J. G. Thompson, JR.
  • Jack F. Trebel
  • M. Van Reese
  • Jack Vosburgh
  • Audley Valentine Walsh
  • Peter Warlock
  • Herman L. Weber
  • Bob Weill
  • William H. Wilson
  • Tommy Windsor
  • Howard H. Wise
  • Ed. Wolff
  • Michael F. Zens
1945 347
Harlan Tarbell Postal Inspection card is placed in envelope and divined, peek envelope
Also published here 1945 30
Harlan Tarbell Water Production from Paper Cup
1945/27 39
Fred Shadley, Harlan Tarbell Water in the Hat gag, water is poured in borrowed hat
1945/27 41
Harlan Tarbell, William Larsen The Soap Pitchman banknight effect with 3 bars of soap, dollar bill in one package
1945/27 46
Dr. Kolma, Harlan Tarbell "Snooty Snake" signed or marked card appears at end of spring snake in can
Variations 1945/27 113
Harlan Tarbell "Card on the Necktie" card appears on performer's tie
1945/27 119
Harlan Tarbell Rising Cards Through Hat cards are put in glass under hat, selections rise through hat into view
1945/27 150
Harlan Tarbell Haunted House Rising Cards deck put in small house, selections rise through chimney...
1945/27 154
Harlan Tarbell "Flying Cards" classic with two persons holding a small packet
1945/27 158
Harlan Tarbell Packet to Packet Transfer for stand-up
1945/27 159
Harlan Tarbell The Passing of Three Selected Cards using selections
1945/27 165
Harlan Tarbell Red and Black Transposition ten red and ten black cards change places, rough and smooth
1945/27 177
Harlan Tarbell The Telepathic Deck pairs glued together in centre, for tossed out deck
1945/27 245
Harlan Tarbell Chow Sen Thumb Tie knotting method
1945/27 274
Harlan Tarbell Simplex Thumb Tie knotting method
1945/27 277
Harlan Tarbell "Li Ling" Thumb Tie knotting method
1945/27 279
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Tape Tie tape is simply cut through
1945/27 280
Harlan Tarbell Chinese Thumb Tie knotting method
1945/27 281
Harlan Tarbell "Flash" Silk Production thread, from behind lapel
1945/27 366
Harlan Tarbell Arthur Buckley
1946 6
Paul Fleming (reviewer) The Tarbell Course in Magic: Volume IV by Harlan Tarbell 1946 95
Milbourne Christopher For Magicians Only insider joke on Harlan Tarbell
Nov. 1946 264
John J. Crimmins Jr. (reviewer) The Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 by Harlan Tarbell Dec. 1948 492
U. F. Grant News and Notes of Interest on Russell Swann, George Karger, Bobo, New York State Conclave convention, Winston Freer, Harlan Tarbell, Syl. Reilly
Oct. 1948 2
Harlan Tarbell Le Citron de le Dé lemon and large die change places, with hat, followed by german translation "Die Zitrone und der Würfel"
Also published here
  • "Sphinx" April, 1947.
Aug. 1948 10
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell's Quick Popper popcorn production, kind of waste basket
1948/27 83
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell's "Bank Night" using sepcial trey
1948/27 183
Harlan Tarbell The Tarbell Slot Board utility trey to switch or add things
1948/27 187
Harlan Tarbell Hat and Coat Productions general comments
1948/27 203
Harlan Tarbell Comedy Egg Production using Master Hat
1948/27 206
Harlan Tarbell Rabbit Productions 1- Rabbit Coat Pocket
2- Bat Wing Pocket
3- Rabbit Vest Pocket
Suggestions for Handling Rabbits
1948/27 211
Harlan Tarbell General Hat Productions general comments
1948/27 218
Harlan Tarbell Mysterious Firecrackers differend colored firecrackers change places
1948/27 231
Harlan Tarbell Hindu Plant Growth fake plant
1948/27 244
Harlan Tarbell Orange and Die die and orange change places, prop magic
Variations 1948/27 251
Harlan Tarbell, Joseph J. Kolar A Later Variation Clippo, credit information
1948/27 275
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Hindu Rope Mysteries discussion of rope connections
1948/27 292
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Hindu Rope Mystery gaffed with connections, eight methods including Bombay, Calcutta, Dehli, and Inner Circle Methods
Related to 1948/27 297
Harlan Tarbell Rings and Growing Rope wooden rings penetrate rope which grows
1948/27 332
Jean Hugard Hu-Gardenias on Harlan Tarbell and Russ Walsh
June 1949 548
Harlan Tarbell, Jimmy Grippo The Card Through Handkerchief No. 148
1950 287
Don Alan Don Alan's Cereal Bowl Routine rice bowls type
Related to 1951
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
Jay Marshall The Bird Cage on Harlan Tarbell, Walker Fleming, Gerrie Larsen, Bill Magini, Chap's Scrapbook, Jean Hugard, Senator Crandall, Bob Orben, Frank Werner, Bob Hummer
Nov. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 319)
Harlan Tarbell Billard Ball Through Handkerchief using shell
1954/27 17
Harlan Tarbell Ball on Thread used for continuous production
1954/27 24
Harlan Tarbell Flower Pots and Oranges cups and balls with flower pots and small oranges, inflatable melon final load
1954/27 48
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Card Reading peek box that can be shown from all sides
1954/27 89
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Phantom Sticker envelope switch, method to transfer sticker from envelope to envelope
1954/27 131
Harlan Tarbell 1 - Eighteen Card Mystery using envelopes with Phantom Sticker
1954/27 135
Harlan Tarbell 2 - Here's Your Change 5$ bill in envelope changes to single dollar bills, using Phantom Sticker
1954/27 135
Harlan Tarbell 3 - Fantus Cards spectator thinks three of the five cards (instead of just one), using envelopes with Phantom Sticker
1954/27 136
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Travelling Sticker sticker disappears from blank card and reappears on spectator's business card in envelope
1954/27 136
Harlan Tarbell Royal Cigarette Vanish clean vanish behind card using thumb tip
1954/27 146
Harlan Tarbell "Bank Night" Cardboard method for bank night
1954/27 152
Harlan Tarbell "Bank Night" Envelope method for bank night
1954/27 153
Harlan Tarbell Magnetic Card and Envelope card from pocket to envelope
1954/27 155
Stewart James, Harlan Tarbell Hindu Ring on the Rope beneth handkerchief
Variations 1954/27 167
Harlan Tarbell Linking Rope Ring Routine using magnetic connection
1954/27 187
Harold Sterling, Harlan Tarbell Astrological Mindreading Act birthdate reading, billets in envelopes
1954/27 198
Harlan Tarbell Royal Message Reading message written on playing card, using card with window
1954/27 206
Harlan Tarbell "Wrapped Card" Message Reading visiting card is wrapped in paper with window
1954/27 211
Harlan Tarbell Long Strip Billet Reading
1954/27 214
Harlan Tarbell, Frank Butler Envelope Prediction nail writer, anything predicted in three envelopes one into the other
1954/27 225
Harlan Tarbell The Royal Newspaper Headline Prediction
1954/27 228
Harlan Tarbell, Robert Parrish Newspaper Headline Prediction
1954/27 233
Harlan Tarbell How to Win Three Horse Races forcing bank of a third of the deck, one ahead
1954/27 242
Harlan Tarbell Blindfold Magic general comments on blindfold acts
1954/27 255
Harlan Tarbell, Harold Rice Dissolvo Handkerchief Knot knotted silk through rope
Variations 1954/27 269
Harlan Tarbell Triple Handkerchief Release three silks tied together
1954/27 275
Harlan Tarbell Excapes and Substitutions
1954/27 279
Harlan Tarbell, U. F. Grant Packing Box Escape
1954/27 299
Jay Marshall Back Talk on Dai Vernon, Francis Carlyle, Harlan Tarbell, Senator Crandall, Harold Rice, Walker Fleming, Flemming Book Co, Revello Petee, Fred Allen, Coven, Karrell Fox, Billy Mc Caffrey, Fred Keating, Frank Joglar, Albert Goshman, Jerry Lukins, James Findlay, Sorcar, Guy Jarrett
The New Phoenix (Issue 337)
Harlan Tarbell, Dr. Cecil E. Nixon, Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Methods of Joining the Ends Together
1956 26
Harlan Tarbell The Tarbell Addition to the Germaine Principle
1956 29
Jay Marshall Harlan Tarbell
Mar. 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 343)
Harlan Tarbell Confetti to Malted Milk in two cups
Mar. 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 343)
Harlan Tarbell An Empty Cup Fills with Milk with two cups
Mar. 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 343)
Harlan Tarbell Milk Multiplication with cups
Mar. 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 343)
Harlan Tarbell Multiplying Corn Flakes and Milk rice bowls variation with cups
Related to Mar. 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 343)
Harlan Tarbell An Emergency Servante
Mar. 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 343)
Frances Ireland Marshall The Year Book Album with photographs, John Platt, Bob Lotz, Ben Berger, W. Gilbert, Dorny, Jack Hazelhurst, Jimmy Trimble, Joe Berg, Johnny Jones, Rita del Gardi, Marie Dornfield, Don Alan, Channing Pollock, Johnny Paul, Paul McKamy, Bruno, Carazini, Dr. Clutterhouse, Jim Steranko, Karrell Fox, Harlan Tarbell, Perci Abbott
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
Harlan Tarbell Postal Inspektion card is placed in envelope and divined, peek envelope
Also published here 1960
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 21 No. 1)
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller's Rope Trick Tarbell's rope mystery without preparation
Related to 1967 14
Harlan Tarbell Chinese Rope Chain
1972 145
Harlan Tarbell The Many-Cut Rope Mystery
Also published here 1972 147
Harlan Tarbell Sympathetic Ropes two ropes in bowls, knots travel
1972 150
Harlan Tarbell Zip-Over Rope Mystery knotted and unknotted piece of rope change place
1972 153
Harlan Tarbell By Touch Alone cards are divined by producing cards of matching value and suit
1972 137
Paul Fox Paul Fox's Button Trick No. 380, might be about his rising card method?!
Related to 1972 104
Harlan Tarbell, Faucett Ross The Skittle Riddle Wand and silk pass through a wooden skittle
1975 63
Harlan Tarbell, Stewart James, Philip Reed Willmarth Sefalalja Revisited
1975 23
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Tarbell #2 by Harlan Tarbell
on the additional chapter
Interlocutor (Issue 13)
Harry Lorayne The Ring-String Thing ring and string under handkerchief
Inspired by 1977 281
Harlan Tarbell Das Tarbell Seil Mysterium gaffed with connections
Also published here
  • Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks
Dec. 1977
Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 4)
Harlan Tarbell Automatico silk changes color, gaffed silk
1977 40
Paul Fleming (reviewer) The Tarbell Course in Magic: Volume V by Harlan Tarbell 1979 120
Karl Fulves Snake Oil opener in which spring snake is shown in can, then only peanuts are inside
Inspired by 1987 63
Harlan Tarbell Sympathetic Silks No. 30
Also published here 1988 80
Harlan Tarbell Spirit Collar metal collar around neck, locked to chair, for spirit cabinet
1993 41
Harlan Tarbell Anytime Cake in the Hat
1993 49
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell's Production Hat
1993 67
Harlan Tarbell Potato and Die large die and potato transpose with hat
1993 72
Harlan Tarbell First Torn Paper Routine
1993 74
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell's Oranges cups and balls routine with flower pots
1993 76
Harlan Tarbell Any Card Rising Card assistent
1993 101
Harlan Tarbell Elusive Cannon Crackers different colored cannon crackers change places, several effect variations
1993 103
Harlan Tarbell Bank Night Revisited
1993 144
Harlan Tarbell The Tarbell Rapid Memory Act
1993 153
Harlan Tarbell A Word About Magic With Ropes
1993 159
Harlan Tarbell How to Tie a Square Knot
1993 160
Harlan Tarbell "Basik" Rope Mystery
1993 161
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell's Rope Mystery gaffed with connections, five methods
Related to 1993 172
Harlan Tarbell The Basics of Quick Sketching crash course in this skill
1993 187
Harlan Tarbell Ball and Vase Routine shell gimmick
1993 232
Harlan Tarbell Orange Vase Combination orange as ball
1993 234
Harlan Tarbell "Society Special" Black Art Table
1993 262
Michael Weber (reviewer) Harlan Tarbell: Creator of Magic and Magicians by Eugene Gloye Aug. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 12)
Chuck Fayne (reviewer) Tarbell Course in Magic, Volume 8 by Harlan Tarbell, Steve Burton, Richard Kaufman Nov. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 3)
Finally Harlan Tarbell photograph
Nov. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 3)
Harlan Tarbell Doc Tarbell on Out of This World on the switch
Also published here 1994 25
The Centrifugal Move ball stays inside when cup is turned over and tabled
Related to 1998 2
The Century - Those Who Impacted The Art In America
  • René Levand
  • Harlan Tarbell (1890-1960)
  • Lance Burton
  • Eddie Turlock
  • Ed Marlo (1913-1991)
  • Annemann (1907-1942)
  • Ben Chavez (1901-1962
  • Jim Steinmeyer
  • William W. Larsen (1904-1953)
  • Bill Larsen Jr. (1928-1993)
  • Milt Larsen
  • Doug Henning
Mar. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 7)
John Moehring The Century - Those Who Most Affected the Art in America balloting results:
  • 10 - Howard Thurston
  • 9 - Siegfried & Roy
  • 8 - Mark Wilson
  • 7 - Cardini
  • 6 - Harlan Tarbell
  • 5 - Doug Henning
  • 4 - Harry Blackstone, Sr.
  • 3 - David Copperfield
  • 2 - Dai Vernon
  • 1 - Harry Houdini
Related to Dec. 1999
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 4)
Harlan Tarbell Kling-Klang - Eighth Method: The Tarbell Version transpo of egg in glass with borrowed handkerchief
Also published here Mar. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 3)
Harlan Tarbell Kling-klang - Eighth Method: The Tarbell Version transpo of egg in glass with borrowed handkerchief
Also published here 2002 138
Harlan Tarbell The Broken and Restored Egg - First Method: Humpty Dumpty Outdone spectator breaks egg in handkerchief
Also published here 2002 254
Harlan Tarbell The Broken and Restored Egg - Second Method: Tarbell's Unbreakable Egg spectator breaks egg in handkerchief
Also published here 2002 255
Harlan Tarbell Al Baker's Psychology
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 32 No. 7, Sep. 1933
2003 860
Harlan Tarbell Just Out - Elusive Color Cards four color cards change into same color selection
2003 64
David Regal (reviewer) The Tarbell System on CD-Rom by Harlan Tarbell Aug. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 8)
Jim Steinmeyer Sonata for Brick and Glassware
  • Conjuring
brick and glass transpose in paper bags
Inspired by Jan. 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 1)
Alexander de Cova (reviewer) Der Tarbell Course by Harlan Tarbell
on the Tarbell Course in Magic
2015 281
Alexander de Cova Tuch durch Mikrofonständer ungaffed silk through microphone stand, no reel
Inspired by 2016 242
Harlan Tarbell Doc Tarbell on "Out of This World" on the switch
Also published here 2024 96