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T. Page Wright Jumbo Card Revelation cards behind back, brought forward one by one until named number, then selection is taken from behind back as jumbo card
Related toAlso published here 1933 16
Martin Sunshine Cigarette Perception cigarette brands are named blindfolded by smell, see page 99 for improvement by Frank N. Dodd
Related to Jan. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 4)
14
Orville Wayne Meyer A Practical Card Code verbal
VariationsAlso published here Apr. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 7)
26
Milbourne Christopher Stretching a Rope
1938 794
Milbourne Christopher Match Stickler burnt match vanishes and appears in spectator's hand among unburnt matches
Aug. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 16)
66
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
Milbourne Christopher Christopher's Three Knots in a Rope three knots appear, one disappears, one is untied, one is taken off
1942/27 339
Milbourne Christopher Christopher's Jumping Knot knot jumpes from one position on rope to another
1942/27 342
Milbourne Christopher Christopher's Thread to Rope thin thread changes visibly into rope
1942/27 347
Milbourne Christopher Christopher's Cigarette to Rope three different methods
1942/27 349
Milbourne Christopher Paper Money crumpled piece of newspaper changes in a dollar bill
May 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 35)
145
Milbourne Christopher Christopher's "Double Cross" eight paper pieces, four with X on them are burnt, X now on other pieces
VariationsAlso published here 1943/27 53
Milbourne Christopher Match Book and Coin coin appears in torn up match book
1943/27 61
Milbourne Christopher Match Stickler match travels into spectator's hand
1943/27 63
Milbourne Christopher Tavern Trickery card index appears in bottle cap
1943/27 75
Milbourne Christopher Finger Tip Telepathy instant stooge, submitting name of forced card to spectator
1943/27 76
Milbourne Christopher Novel Burned and Restored Bill bill burned on top of plate is found underneath
1943/27 116
Milbourne Christopher Snappy Silk Production and Color Change almost bare handed production and color change with wand
1943/27 372
Milbourne Christopher, Bob Hummer Under Cover ideas with a matchbook, as an ambush for a list, for a shiner, to pick up daub, picking up a coin
Also published here Feb. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 53)
218
Milbourne Christopher Tap Force card is touched by spectator, moving the fan slightly
1945 12
Milbourne Christopher Paper Money piece of newspaper to bill
1945 161
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
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Hen Fetsch, Richard Himber, Dunninger getting exposed, Milbourne Christopher
Jan. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 75)
307
Milbourne Christopher A Match Tip a burning match is split in two
Mar. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 80)
327
Tommy Dowd, Milbourne Christopher Model Asrah! wand levitates under handkerchief and vanishes, breakaway wand
Aug. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 90)
365
Milbourne Christopher An Oldie with a New Twist coin travels into empty matchbox
Sep. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 92)
374
Popper! from fold in sleeve
Related toVariations Nov. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 95)
386
Milbourne Christopher Rope to Cigarette
Aug. 1945 143
Milbourne Christopher Flowers from the Flame bouquet from flash of fire, one-handed production from sleeve
Dec. 1945 172
Milbourne Christopher The Name Appears names of presidents on slips of paper, put in performer's pocket, one chosen and burnt, ashes rubbed on cigarette, name appears
Dec. 1945 172
Milbourne Christopher The Jumping Silks two different-colored silks held at one corner in each hand visibly change places
Dec. 1945 172
Milbourne Christopher Christopher's Telegram to Flowers spring flowers
1945/27 21
Milbourne Christopher Christopher's Flaming Napkin paper napkin bursts into flames, using only little flash paper
1945/27 23
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
Milbourne Christopher Color Code coding colors
Inspired by May 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 105)
421
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column using "Vampire Flexible Glass" with mirror and break-away wand
Jan. 1946 184
Milbourne Christopher Match to Dollar rebuilding "Match to Flower"
Jan. 1946 184
Milbourne Christopher Colored Flash Paper uses for colored flash paper for: silk vanish, torn and restored tissue, silk to egg, lapel flower
Jan. 1946 184
Milbourne Christopher Fire and Water foulard burned and restored, bowl of water produced
Jan. 1946 184
Milbourne Christopher Ribbon Fantastique idea for Massey's Ribbon Release
Jan. 1946 184
Milbourne Christopher Chinese Stick Tip
Jan. 1946 185
Milbourne Christopher Sponge Ball Idea sticking sponge ball on end of pencil before production
Jan. 1946 185
Milbourne Christopher The Afghan Bands - The Mobius Strip
Jan. 1946 185
Milbourne Christopher My Thimble Routine "Milbourne Christopher's Column", thimbles and spool of thread appear, thimbles travel and vanish
Feb. 1946 197
Milbourne Christopher Double Cut cut and restored rope with do as I do presentation
Mar. 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 10)
200
Milbourne Christopher Card in the Bag cards placed inside bag, selection is removed in form of Jumbo card
Variations Mar. 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 10)
200
Milbourne Christopher Uneasy Aces
Mar. 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 10)
200
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Apr. 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 11)
208
Milbourne Christopher Prognostication prediction of winner of football game inside nested envelope, fixed to a wall
Apr. 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 11)
208
Milbourne Christopher The Action Test actions written on slips, action of unknown chosen slip is performed by magician
Apr. 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 11)
208
Frederick Braue The Roundabout on Paul Rosini, Arthur Bull, Milbourne Christopher, Jimmy Eyster, Dante, Neal Elias, Paul Le Paul Frank Shields. Paul Flemming, Dariel Fitzkee, Erdnase, Bert Allerton
Apr. 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 11)
210
Milbourne Christopher Thimble Holder on pen
Apr. 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 11)
210
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
May 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 12)
216
Milbourne Christopher Burning a Half Dollar marked coin is burnt inside envelope and appears inside purse held by spectator
May 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 12)
216
Milbourne Christopher Nickels and Quarters two Nickels under one envelope change place with two Quarters under second envelope, see also p. 237 for notes by Rowland Goodman
May 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 12)
216
Milbourne Christopher Envelope Loader secretly load coin in the hand, for routines using envelopes
May 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 12)
216
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column on card stabbing routines
June 1946 224
Milbourne Christopher The Bag Stab with knife, deck in paper bag
Variations June 1946 224
Milbourne Christopher Force Stab using telomatic forcing deck, deck with rubber band tossed into audience
June 1946 224
Milbourne Christopher Giant Stab gag, stabbing card in side bag turns out to be only jumbo card
June 1946 224
Milbourne Christopher More Variations on the paper bag stab
June 1946 224
Milbourne Christopher Conclusion
June 1946 224
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column on the Blendo
  • Two Silk Blendo
  • Variations for M.C.'S
  • Card Blendo
  • Bead Tip
July 1946 232
Milbourne Christopher Cigarette to Foulard cigarette changes to large handkerchief
July 1946 232
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column on doing tricks over the radio, person calls in to reveal card
  • The Card Call
  • Card and Telephone
  • Variations P
  • Conclusion
Variations Aug. 1946 240
Frederick Braue Roundabout on Milbourne Christopher, Al Flosse, Al Baker, Stuart Robson, Orson Welles, Mahendra, Dean Moore, Dorny, Dante, Scarne, Aril Lamarque and more
Aug. 1946 243
Milbourne Christopher Melbourne Christopher's Column
Sep. 1946 248
Milbourne Christopher Think of a City list of cities written on slate, performer predicts one with chalk mark, magnetic movable mark
  • Variation 1
  • Variation 2
Sep. 1946 248
Milbourne Christopher Passe-Passe Slates two slates with different colors written on them are placed inside two bags with same colors, transposition, Edward Massey's Duplex Slates
Sep. 1946 248
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Oct. 1946 256
Milbourne Christopher Shooting a Card card shot with thumb tack on a board, pistol used and matching corner
Oct. 1946 256
Milbourne Christopher The Card Reflected card with same value and one with same suit as selection is removed, mirror on card as shiner
Oct. 1946 256
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Nov. 1946 264
Milbourne Christopher Broken Match broken match in handkerchief is restored, extra match in necktie
Nov. 1946 264
Milbourne Christopher Steel Ball Puzzle idea for puzzle with ball in metal vase, ball should be lifted from vase
Nov. 1946 264
Milbourne Christopher That Trick Again MC bit, several magicians show the same trick
Nov. 1946 264
Milbourne Christopher, Emmett Barbee Squeeze when spectator squeezes closes fist coin bends in hand or sponge ball shrinks
Nov. 1946 264
Milbourne Christopher For Magicians Only insider joke on Harlan Tarbell
Nov. 1946 264
Milbourne Christopher Reel Knot knot appears on rope, reel
Nov. 1946 264
Milbourne Christopher Massey Slate Tip gag
Nov. 1946 264
Milbourne Christopher Salt Passe salt vanishes and appears back in hand, hollow pencil
Nov. 1946 264
Milbourne Christopher Shooting Surprise shooting wand and toy pistol gag
Nov. 1946 264
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column several ideas on book tests
  • Best seller book test
  • Bold Book Test
  • Conclusion
Dec. 1946 272
Milbourne Christopher Christmas Conjuring ideas for Christmas themes magic
  • Card in Ball
  • Walnut Wizardry
  • Mistletoe Magic
  • Christmas Card Trick
Dec. 1946 277
Milbourne Christopher Introduction
1946 3
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jay Marshall, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Clayton Rawson, Milbourne Christopher, Richard Himber
May 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 126)
508
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Jan. 1947 286
Milbourne Christopher The Card Revealed two cards are selected, name of one card appears on second card
Jan. 1947 286
Milbourne Christopher Mental Miracle chosen card and name are divined
Jan. 1947 286
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Feb. 1947 293
Milbourne Christopher Silk Race Do As I Do with spectator, who is quicker untying a silk, Albenice Serpent Silk
Feb. 1947 293
Milbourne Christopher Pormor Prestidigitation comedy but using Merv Taylor's Pormor Filmor, shot glass filled from pitcher, assistant always drinks shot
Feb. 1947 293
Milbourne Christopher Magnetic Magic magnetic holdout in trousers at back of leg
Related to Feb. 1947 293
Milbourne Christopher Light, Please! candle produced as joke, when someone asks for a lighter
Feb. 1947 293
Milbourne Christopher Daub Tip impromptu daub from shoe
Feb. 1947 293
Milbourne Christopher Flash Bill Idea flash paper idea when doing chop cup / cups and balls with rolled up bills
Feb. 1947 293
Milbourne Christopher Wooden Nickels wooden coins as giveaways
Feb. 1947 293
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Mar. 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 10)
301
Milbourne Christopher Ring From Rope
Mar. 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 10)
301
Milbourne Christopher The Knotted Ring
Mar. 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 10)
301
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column ideas and tips of spring flowers
  • Non-Tangle Bouquets
  • Safety Pin Tip
  • Flowers From Cones
  • Scotch Tape Aid
  • Finger Tip Flowers
  • Slide Power
  • Loading Spring Flowers
  • Double Bouquet Production
Variations Apr. 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 11)
309
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Martin Gardner, Stewart James, Erdnase, Art Lyle, Walter Gibson, Max Holden, Ben Braude, Stanley Collins, The Five-Best Poll, Bob Stull, Lloyd Jones, Eddie Clever, Milbourne Christopher, Elwin Shaw and more
Apr. 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 11)
311
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
May 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 12)
317
Milbourne Christopher Tobacco Pass cigarette is torn open, tobacco vanishes and appears again and paper vanishes in a flash
May 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 12)
317
Milbourne Christopher Money to Burn piece of newspaper is torn and rolled up into balls, one changes to rolled up bill which then vanishes in a flash
Inspired by
  • Milbourne Christopher's "More Tips on Tricks"
May 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 12)
317
Milbourne Christopher Indestructible Dollar burnt and restored bill, flash bill
May 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 12)
317
Milbourne Christopher Toss Through Knot ring on rope, knot appears, illustrations on p. 301
May 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 12)
317
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column several ideas using the card silk
  • The Silk in the Case
  • The Sensitized Silk
  • The Pips Pass
  • Conclusion
June 1947 325
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column idea for sucker egg trick, egg changes to confetti
July 1947 332
Milbourne Christopher M. C. Item production of bowl of fire, when someone asks for a lighter
July 1947 332
Milbourne Christopher Copenetro Hint idea for Bob Kline's Copenetro
July 1947 332
Milbourne Christopher, Hen Fetsch Flower Production loading device for spring flowers in paper cone
July 1947 332
Milbourne Christopher Burning Mystery bill dipped in alcohol is set on fire, unharmed
July 1947 332
Milbourne Christopher Publicity Suggestion
July 1947 332
Milbourne Christopher Watch Winder Comedy idea
July 1947 332
Milbourne Christopher Head Through Card putting head through business card, puzzle
Related to July 1947 332
Milbourne Christopher Tabletop Mystery idea for props and tables
July 1947 332
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column ideas for various tricks
  • Lit cigarette hold on thumb covered with handkerchief
  • idea for Al Baker's addition slate
  • on Lou Tannens shooting wand
  • Milk Pitcher
  • Brainwave Deck
  • gag with flash bill
  • Floating Ball
  • card location
Aug. 1947 341
Jean Hugard Hu-Gardenias on Milbourne Christopher
Aug. 1947 345
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column on silks, Freddy Sanborn
Sep. 1947 349
Milbourne Christopher Silk Change green silk placed inside pocket, red silk held in front of microphone stand, silk changes color / transposition
  • Tips on silk change
  • Further Variations
Sep. 1947 349
Milbourne Christopher Silk and Ring silk used to polish ring changes color
Sep. 1947 349
Milbourne Christopher Head Through Card putting head through business card, different cutting system, see p. 370 for idea by Joe Schmidt
Related to Sep. 1947 354
Milbourne Christopher, George Karger Milbourne Christopher's Column idea for stack of coins, using a rubber magnifying glass as cover
Oct. 1947 359
Milbourne Christopher Making a Flower presentation for Flower in Button Hole
Oct. 1947 359
Milbourne Christopher Walking Through a Ribbon presentational idea
Oct. 1947 359
Milbourne Christopher Cigarette Machine tobacco and paper placed in changing bag turn to cigarettes
Oct. 1947 359
Milbourne Christopher Buzz Saw Illusion performance idea
Oct. 1947 359
Milbourne Christopher Hippity-Hop Rabbit idea
Oct. 1947 359
Milbourne Christopher Penny Puzzler paddle routine with knife, pennies attached to blade with wax
Oct. 1947 359
Milbourne Christopher Coin Catching Comedy jumbo coin gag, in a routine
Oct. 1947 359
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column sponge ball changes to ice cube
Nov. 1947 367
Milbourne Christopher Squaring the Circle ideas
Nov. 1947 367
Milbourne Christopher Prediction Chest idea for problem of prediction boxes, large box and small billets
Nov. 1947 367
Milbourne Christopher Cane Conjuring idea for appearing cane
Nov. 1947 367
Milbourne Christopher Smoke Combination idea, smoke appears between two glasses
Nov. 1947 367
Milbourne Christopher Vanishing Beer gag, then glass vanishes in bag
Nov. 1947 367
Milbourne Christopher "Doozy Dumbbell" Tip
Nov. 1947 367
J. Lockhart Davidson Floral Routine - A Good Opener flower production
Inspired by Nov. 1947 369
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column folded bill is pierced with pencil and threaded on string, release under handkerchief
Dec. 1947 376
Milbourne Christopher Grandma's Pet Trick marked coin to ball of wool
Dec. 1947 376
Milbourne Christopher It's a Gift card to spectator's wallet, only in special occasions possible
Dec. 1947 376
Milbourne Christopher Decked Out billet switch, while taking cards out of the case
Jan. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 143)
574
Milbourne Christopher Where There's Life torn and restored cigarette paper
July 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 155)
624
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 Hen Fetsch, Frank Taylor, Karrel Fox, Paul Fleming, Milbourne Christopher
Oct. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 161)
649
Arthur H. Buckley The Magnetic Pass with One or Several Coins magnetic holdout in trousers at back of leg
Related to 1948 76
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Jan. 1948 385
Milbourne Christopher, Eddie Roberts The Phantom Flame flame is removed from lighter and placed back, Zippo style
Variations Jan. 1948 385
Milbourne Christopher Flash Cigarette cigarette vanishes in a flash and appears again, with lighter
Jan. 1948 385
Milbourne Christopher Move for Mentalists reading center, while lighting cigarette
Jan. 1948 385
Milbourne Christopher Melting Money coin vanish, with lighter
Jan. 1948 385
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Feb. 1948 392
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Mar. 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 10)
401
Milbourne Christopher The Magic Mirror small pocket mirror is signed and vanishes from handkerchief, appears in sleeve of performer which was secured with rubber band, presentation about clichés
Mar. 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 10)
401
Milbourne Christopher Tobacco and Salt tobacco and salt are mixed in the hands and separated again, sleeving of tobacco
Mar. 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 10)
401
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Apr. 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 11)
409
Milbourne Christopher Spectacles to Monocle action with rope which spectator cannot imitate, two loops to one loop
Apr. 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 11)
409
Milbourne Christopher The Pull-Through rope knotted to circle, penetration of performer's hand
Apr. 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 11)
409
Milbourne Christopher Nautical Puzzle rope knotted to circle, puzzle spectator cannot imitate
Apr. 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 11)
410
John J. Crimmins Jr. (reviewer) 50 Tricks with a Thumb Tip by Milbourne Christopher Apr. 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 11)
415
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
May 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 12)
419
Milbourne Christopher X-04 Thumb Penetration rope through thumb
Related toVariations May 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 12)
419
Milbourne Christopher Together Again using a phantom tube
May 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 12)
419
Milbourne Christopher One Into Two appearance of second rope
May 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 12)
420
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Val Voltame, Cardini, Roy Benson, Blackstone Walter Gibson, R. C. Buff, Milbourne Christopher, Poker Odds and more
May 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 12)
421
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column on magic for children
  • Participation
  • Taboos
  • Pleasing parents
  • Humor?
  • Give-Aways
  • Applause
  • Sucker tricks
  • Presents
  • Volunteers
  • Curiosity
June 1948 430
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column various idea based on Popper
  • Silk from Smoke
  • Two silk production
  • Flash Silk
  • Foulard Production
  • Paper to Bouquet
  • Rope from Smoke
Inspired by July 1948 439
Milbourne Christopher The Milbourne Christopher's Column
Aug. 1948 449
Milbourne Christopher The Spinner cased deck is thrown into the air and selection produced
Aug. 1948 449
Milbourne Christopher The Cards From Pocket cased deck placed inside performer's pocket, selections are fished out very fast
Related to Aug. 1948 449
Milbourne Christopher The Stick Up deck tossed on magazine held by the performer, selection sticks to magazine
Aug. 1948 449
Milbourne Christopher Card and Ribbon deck placed inside a bag, bag pierced with ribbon where selection is found threaded on to it
Aug. 1948 450
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Sep. 1948 459
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Oct. 1948 469
Milbourne Christopher Ring Away using Chefalo knot
Oct. 1948 469
Milbourne Christopher Super Stab cased deck
Variations Oct. 1948 469
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Nov. 1948 479
Milbourne Christopher The Knotted Rings two rings tied to rope, one penetrates rope
Nov. 1948 479
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column Christmas themed magic
  • Rose Bush
  • Production Box
  • One Ahead
  • Dove Pan
  • Nail Writer
  • Nest of Boxes
  • Card in Ball
  • Electra
Dec. 1948 491
Milbourne Christopher Red and Black Aces using glide
1948/27 129
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 Jay Marshall, Lee Noble, Carl Ballantine, Mike Bornstein, Jerry Cohen, Dai Vernon, Cy Endfield, Milbourne Christopher
June 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 180)
722
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
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Jan. 1949 499
Milbourne Christopher Aces to Dollars Aces change into bills
Also published here Jan. 1949 499
Jean Hugard Thumb Amputation loop of rope through thumb, spectator holds thumb, see p. 513 for note by Hugard
Related to Jan. 1949 500
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Feb. 1949 509
Milbourne Christopher Spirit Slates producing three messages on one side of a slate, Massey Slate
Feb. 1949 509
Milbourne Christopher Silk In Box idea for silk appearance inside a box, Riedel's "Orchids to You"
Feb. 1949 509
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Mar. 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 10)
519
Milbourne Christopher Jumbo Climax six cards placed under handkerchief, performer fails to remove selection, finally selection is produced as a Jumbo card
Related to Mar. 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 10)
519
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Apr. 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 11)
529
Milbourne Christopher Fadeaway sliding knot from rope, cannot be repeated by spectator
Variations Apr. 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 11)
529
Milbourne Christopher Card in Balloon Climax card in cigarette, apparently card to balloon failed
Apr. 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 11)
529
Milbourne Christopher Four Ink Spots apparently black facing, dated impression joke
Apr. 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 11)
529
Milbourne Christopher Knife Through Coat magician's joke on the knife through jacket
Apr. 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 11)
529
Ed Heyl Whistle Flame variation on Roberts routine, instead of shaking lighter, performer whistles to bring flame back
Inspired by Apr. 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 11)
529
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
May 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 12)
539
Milbourne Christopher Two Bill Trick two rolled up Dollar Bills travel to hand several times, Two Dollar Bill as climax
May 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 12)
539
Milbourne Christopher Vanishing Billiard Balls using shell
May 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 12)
539
Francis J. Rigney Fadeaway - Again sliding knot from rope, cannot be repeated by spectator
Inspired by May 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 12)
540
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
John J. Crimmins Jr. (reviewer) Milbourne Christopher's Magazine Test by Milbourne Christopher May 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 12)
544
Stewart Judah, Martin Gardner, Milbourne Christopher Flash Paper Pellet Switch switching paper ball for flash paper ball, with ideas by Milbourne Christopher
May 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 12)
545
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
June 1949 551
Milbourne Christopher Slade Knots Up-Dated rope tied to a loop, four knots appear
  • Nailing the Knots
  • Under the Table
  • Behind Closed Doors
  • Fourth Dimension
June 1949 551
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
July 1949 560
Milbourne Christopher Devano Rising Cards three cards, last in card case held by spectator
July 1949 560
Milbourne Christopher Eye Flashes putting sequins on eyelids, Kellar, Leon Mandrake
July 1949 560
Milbourne Christopher Through the Button Hole coin inside handkerchief, ends of handkerchief pulled through button hole is pulled through
July 1949 560
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column Malini and the floating pen
Aug. 1949 569
Milbourne Christopher The Floating Pen with gimmick, pen sticks to fingers
  • Floating Wand
Aug. 1949 569
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Sep. 1949 578
Milbourne Christopher Silk In the News production of silk from newspaper
  • Variations
  • Long Stockings
  • Torn Newspaper Topper
  • Production Climax
  • Two Silks
  • Flowers and Beer
  • Light Touch
Sep. 1949 579
Norman Jensen News and Views on TV Magic mentioning Billy Bishop, Milbourne Christopher
Sep. 1949 583
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column on taking notes
Oct. 1949 589
Milbourne Christopher Name Transmission name of spectator vanishes from large slate and appears on small slate, slates in two paper envelopes
Oct. 1949 589
Milbourne Christopher Scotch Tape Holder
Oct. 1949 589
Milbourne Christopher Silk Surprise sucker handkerchief vanish, changes to large silk instead
Oct. 1949 589
Milbourne Christopher Drinking a Glass Full glass fills up while drinking, gag
Oct. 1949 596
Milbourne Christopher Quick Tricks using the magazine "Quick"
Oct. 1949 596
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column marking a spectator to get a number transmitted to assistant in other room
  • Chalk Mark Telepathy
  • Think of an Object
  • Think of a Man
  • Find the Pin
  • Chairback Transmission
  • Getting the Chalk
  • Colors
  • Afterthought
Nov. 1949 599
John J. Crimmins Jr. (reviewer) Cig-Card Tricks by Milbourne Christopher Nov. 1949 604
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Dec. 1949 610
Milbourne Christopher A Quick Routine silk produced from torn page, then page is returned, using Quick magazine
  • Further Thoughts
Dec. 1949 610
Milbourne Christopher Jumbo Cards and Sleeves on Jumbo Climax, placing card up the sleeve comment
Related to Dec. 1949 610
Milbourne Christopher Dunninger Dilemma anecdote of Dunninger
Dec. 1949 610
John J. Crimmins Jr. (reviewer) Conjuring with Christopher by Milbourne Christopher Dec. 1949 614
Milbourne Christopher Paper to Bill newspaper ball changes to bill
1949 6
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Tony Slydini, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Jay Marshall, Sid Loraine letter on Elusive Lady, Milbourne Christopher
Related to Jan. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 195)
781
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dr. Daley, Dudley Fossum, Ade Duval, Milbourne Christopher, Dr. Jaks, Roy Benson
Oct. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 213)
853
Bruce Elliott, Martin Gardner The Back Room anecdotes left out of Martin Gardner's "Argosy" article, on John Mulholland, Paul Fleming, Rudy Miller, Milbourne Christopher, Blackstone, Paul Stadelman, Carl Ballantine, Roy Benson, Dr. Jaks, Norman Jensen
Also published here Nov. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 216)
865
Milbourne Christopher Variation on Card on the Wall No. 101, the card case is tossed in the air with selection remaining in hand.
1950 194
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Jan. 1950 621
Milbourne Christopher Miser's Dream with Balls six balls appear from paper bag
Jan. 1950 621
Milbourne Christopher With a Box producing objects from a box with a lid, rubber cement
Jan. 1950 621
Milbourne Christopher A New Egg Bag with paper bag and rubber cement
Jan. 1950 621
Milbourne Christopher The Jumping Light Bulp light bulb travels from one bag to another, rubber bulb
Jan. 1950 626
Milbourne Christopher Cups and Balls Load using rubber cement
Jan. 1950 626
Milbourne Christopher Colored Ball Passe balls of different colors travel from bag to other paper bag, rubber cement
Jan. 1950 626
Milbourne Christopher Rubber Cement Magic
Jan. 1950 626
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column thoughts and routine for blindfold act, using prepared goggles
  • Third Sight
Feb. 1950 632
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Mar. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 10)
641
Fred Reach, Milbourne Christopher Flexible Glass thoughts on the Vampire Glass Frame
Mar. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 10)
642
Milbourne Christopher, Lu Brent Television Card Call
Inspired by Mar. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 10)
642
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column method to copy a signature
Apr. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 11)
649
Milbourne Christopher In the Crystal divination of written number
Apr. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 11)
649
Milbourne Christopher Ball Point Prediction prediction of written initials, on two pieces of cardboard
Apr. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 11)
649
Milbourne Christopher Palm Writing initials written on paper, paper is burnt and initials appear on hand of spectator
Apr. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 11)
652
Milbourne Christopher Torn Center Application
Apr. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 11)
652
Milbourne Christopher Super Psychometry with envelopes, nail nicks
May 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 12)
657
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
June 1950 671
Milbourne Christopher, Sid Lorraine Flame Up piece of newspaper is touched with blown-out match and starts to burn
June 1950 671
Milbourne Christopher Silver From Dollar coin produced from bill
June 1950 671
Milbourne Christopher Coin From Check coin produced from check
June 1950 671
Milbourne Christopher, Charley Jones Break-Away Fan Idea
June 1950 675
Milbourne Christopher, Lloyd W. Chambers The Shrinking Card with slat frame
June 1950 675
Lloyd E. Jones, Milbourne Christopher Fish Surprise goldfish appears from bill tube
June 1950 675
Frank Joglar Backstage on Sam Horowitz, John McManus, Burling Hull, The Marvellos, Kim Yen Soo, Jay Marshall, Milbourne Christopher, Leon Mandrake and more
  • Jottings
  • Volta
  • Flame Idea
  • TV Trickery
  • News and Notes
  • In Print
  • Hint
  • Guili and Gali
  • Booking your Act
July 1950 680
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
July 1950 683
Milbourne Christopher The Talking Frog clicking toy frog under cup answers questions by clicking, a la rapping hand
July 1950 683
Milbourne Christopher Spirit Telegrapher telegraphers sending key is covered with handkerchief, clicks to answer questions, a la rapping hand
July 1950 683
Milbourne Christopher Behind the Back divination of color of crayon, blindfolded
July 1950 683
Milbourne Christopher, Joe Berg Card in Sleeve cards behind back, blindfolded
July 1950 683
Milbourne Christopher The Shoe Clue identifying people because of their shoes for blindfold acts
Related to
  • Arthur Philips Carlton, Twenty Years of Spoof and Bluff, 1920
July 1950 683
Milbourne Christopher, Martin Sunshine Cigarette Test five people smoke different brands of cigarettes, performer divines them blindfolded
Related to July 1950 685
Milbourne Christopher Psychometry blindfolded
July 1950 685
Milbourne Christopher The Peculiar Pipe pipe is filled with tobacco and when lit with match, tobacco vanishes in a flash, two methods
July 1950 685
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Aug. 1950 691
Milbourne Christopher A Change of Value two coins in hand, smaller one is removed and appears again inside the hand, when repeated other coin appears
Aug. 1950 691
Milbourne Christopher Finger Nail Polish finger nail polish to paint props
Aug. 1950 695
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column
Sep. 1950 701
Milbourne Christopher The Bend Away card out-jogged from deck is apparently squared and palmed in that process, with applications
  • On Top
  • Card in Coin Purse
  • Card in Pocket
  • Card in Cracker
  • Further Tips
  • Through the Cup
  • Pocket Pass
Sep. 1950 701
Milbourne Christopher A Sure Bet card vanishes and appears in folded bill on table
Sep. 1950 701
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on George Kaplan, Milbourne Christopher, Martin Gardner, Mike Millet, Bill Simon, Dr. Jaks, Francis Carlyle, Faucett Ross, Dai Vernon, John Boyko, Sid Lorraine, Leo Rullman, Keith Clark, Fu Manchu
Apr. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 226)
905
Milbourne Christopher Popsicle ice cream taken from pocket, small explosion
May 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 229)
914
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Emil Jarrow, Richard Himber, Milbourne Christopher, Larry Grey
June 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 230)
918
Sam Leo Horowitz X-It! paper torn in eight pieces, performer draws an X on four of them, the marks disappear and appear on the other pieces
Inspired byAlso published here July 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 233)
930
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Norman Jensen, Milbourne Christopher, H. P. Graham, Clayton Rawson, Audley Walsh, Wilbur Kattner, Dariel Fitzkee, Bill Larsen
Sep. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 237)
949
U. F. Grant, Bob Somerfeld Impromptome with borrowed business card as a bookmark
Inspired by 1951 7
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Milbourne Christopher, Lee Noble, Don Alan, Carl Rosini, George Starke, Stars of Magic, Orson Welles, Cy Endfield, Charlie Miller, Jimmy Grippo, Cardini
Jan. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 246)
985
Milbourne Christopher One Man's Opinion opening gag, paper makes some noise
Also published here Jan. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 247)
986
Milbourne Christopher Introduction
1952 2
Milbourne Christopher Guided Thoughts two lists with rivers, performer and spectator mark all but one wit an X
1952 3
Milbourne Christopher Pinpointed Image pin in sheet of newspaper, performer divines word
1952 4
Milbourne Christopher Out of Town living and dead test with people who live in town, one out of town
1952 6
Milbourne Christopher The Mentalist Solves A Murder one of four men, blindfolded
1952 7
Milbourne Christopher Super Psychometry blindfolded, objects in envelopes
1952 8
Milbourne Christopher List of Properties
1952 11
Milbourne Christopher Bases Loaded selected name of a vip is divined, performer writes names on billets and one is selected, see also p. 1115 for ideas by Vin Carey
Jan. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 273)
1090
Harvey P. Graham, George Starke, Milbourne Christopher 1 & 50 cent to 50 cent, gaffed
Jan. 1954
The Phoenix (Issue 298)
1191