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Theodore Annemann Open Letter to Burling Hull on Hull's publication Stage Magic
Related to Oct. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 13)
Theodore Annemann November 1935 on Burling Hull, Phil Smith, Howard Albright and the mechanical Gileegaloo Bird that finds a card, Mr. Rouclere
Nov. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 14)
Burling Hull To Annemann
Related to Nov. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 14)
Theodore Annemann Response to Burling Hull's Letter
Related to Nov. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 14)
Theodore Annemann December 1935 on Otis Manning,Gene Gordon, Andrew Brennan doing a trick with a business card, Burling Hull, exposure
Dec. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 15)
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Psychic Writing appearing writing on paper card answers question
Related toVariations 1935 4
Theodore Annemann January 1936 on Sam Margolies, Cardini, John Mullholand, Julian Proskauer, Eugene Homer, Percy Abbott, Doctor Wilson, Burling Hull
Jan. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 16)
Burling Hull To Our Associated Dealers
Feb. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 17)
Theodore Annemann April 1936 on L. J. Jenkins, Mystic Craig, Burling Hull, Frank Lane, Herman Hansen
Apr. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 19)
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)
U. F. Grant Giant Acrobatic Cards some jumbo cards are dealt face up face down alternating, they turn over again while a second packet is now mixed alternately, double backers
VariationsAlso published here 1937 127
, Burling Hull The Magnetized Cards card attached to hand, three methods
1937 353
Burling Hull The Svengali Deck handling tips and getting into it from divided svengali deck
1938 430
Burling Hull The Mene Tekel Deck construction and handling
1938 438
Burling Hull, Theodore Annemann New Sheet Reading questions in numbered envelopes answered by medium, Q&A
Also published here Dec. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 73)
Burling Hull Slip Control selection switched out with slip force type action
Feb. 1940
The Jinx (Issue 80)
Burling Hull Burling Hull's "Miracle" Rope Restoration
  • Alternative Conclusion
  • Presenting the Rope to the Audience
1941 ca. 315
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Expert Billiard Ball Manipulation (Parts I and II) by Burling Hull 1944 92
Theodore Annemann, Burling Hull New Sheet Reading questions in numbered envelopes answered by medium, Q&A, chair servante
Also published here 1944 251
Burling Hull Svengali Deck
1945/27 245
Jack Miller Jack Miller Slate Routine two slates, no flap
Related to 1945/27 396
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Le Magicien, Ralph Read, Wilbur Kattner, Burling Hull, Hen Fetsch
May 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 106)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Mike Bornstein, Karrel Fox, Stuart Jules, Martin Gardner, Burling Hull
Dec. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 116)
Frank Joglar Backstage on Claude Noble, Thurston, Dick DuBois, Joe Stuthard, Ade Duval, Roy Benson, Norman Jensen, Kuda Bux, Burling Hull, Ballantine, Long Tack Sam, Clayton Rawson, Sorcar, Russ Swann, Chang and more
  • News and Notes
  • The Magazines
  • I'm Speechless
  • TV Topics
  • Illusions Wanted
  • Jottings
Apr. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 11)
Frank Joglar Backstage on Norman Houghton, Kajar, Gali Gali, The Marvello's, Don Lawton, Dick DuBois, John McArdle, Burling Hull, Lucille & Eddie Roberts, Jean Hugard, Sorcar, Piddingtons, Fogel and more
  • Coming Events
  • TV Trickery
  • Education
  • What Happened Department
  • Mentalists
  • News and Notes
  • Oblivion
  • Recommended
May 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 12)
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
Cy Keller Brahman Bell stop trick, spectator rings a bell when he wants, with Burling Hull's PopEyed Popper Deck
July 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 233)
Ormond McGill Answering the Questions examples of answers
Related to 1951 21
Burling Hull Billard Ball Vanish in Paper Cone
1954/27 21
U. F. Grant Grant's Improvement
Related to
  • "The Hindu Rope Trick" (Burling Hull)
1956 31
Tony Corinda, Burling Hull No. 3. Second Variation of the No. 1 Principle slip of paper is sealed between two pennies, spectator receives a though of date
1958 17
Jean Hugard, Burling Hull Reverse against Body
1961 23
Burling Hull Mephisto's HKF Production handkerchief appears in smoke from cigarette
Nov. 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 374)
Don Tanner The Back Room on Don Alan, Burling Hull idea for Spongeball climax (plastic mice), E. W. Brady, Russ Burgess
Apr. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 379)
Burling Hull on Dunninger's Slate Trick and Al Baker's improvement
June 1967 105
Karl Fulves Babel Burling Hull, magic & mentalism mix
Sep. 1967 120
Sid Lorraine, Ed Morrisey, George Blake, Burling Hull Etcetera business card idea by Burling Hull
Sep. 1967 122
Edward Marlo, Burling Hull Variation on Hull's Prediction tabled card turns out to be any named card, sticky substance
1968 114
Burling Hull Black Book three-digit number chosen, first word on this page divined, p. 241 for further reference
Dec. 1968 231
Mo Howarth, Ray Bedwell, Burling Hull, John Widmayer, Lu Brent Etcetera
Sep. 1969 282
Burling Hull Slate Trick Master Slate Writing, writing appears on slates, described thanks to Mickey Hades (see p. 460)
Inspired by Sep. 1971 441
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Stage Illusions by Burling Hull
Jan. 1973 582
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Dictionary of Mentalism by Burling Hull Feb. 1973 599
Philip Reed Willmarth, Burling Hull Pull the Knot & Ring Off
Related to
  • J. G. Thompson, Jr. "Top Secrets of Magic Vol. 2" P. 227
1975 34
Charles "Cicardi" Scott Brain Shock billet reading, billet put in pocket, reversed
Related toVariations 1976
Magick (Issue 152)
Burling Hull Number-Vision Flight spectator writes three-digit number on a slate, performer divines it, palmed diminishing mirror
1976 13
Burling Hull All-Fair Want Ad Test ads cut out by spectators and put in glass bowl, one selected, word on it chosen and divined, specially printed ad page with force words
1976 15
Burling Hull Forcing Methods to force a number
1976 19
Burling Hull Volta Spiro-Predicto word or prediction appears on blank card with spectator's signature on other side, switching paper with stack of envelopes
1976 19
Burling Hull Master Memory Feats about six hundred digits in a grid brought by the performer, demonstration of having it memorized
1976 23
Burling Hull Thought Transference Superb word and number predicted with different-colored pencils, presented as "spectator reads minds", carbon-paper and swami with metal point instead of writing tip
1976 25
Joseph Dunninger, Burling Hull Dunninger's "Television" spectator makes simple geometric drawing, performer duplicates it, three versions
  • Method 1. With Cards (shiny reflective card)
  • Method 2. With Note-Book (reflector card inside notebook)
  • Method 3. With Bare Hands (mirror/reflector on back of hand)
1976 28
Burling Hull Ball of Paper Held by Spectator Bursts into Flame chemical
1976 32
Burling Hull Burling Hull's Super Psychic Billet Switch with sticky wax part in cup, billet poured into hand
1976 33
Burling Hull Volta's Giant "ESP" Thot Projection deck with twenty-five symbols/designs, spectators cut off a small pile each and remember bottom card, key cards brought openly to bottom with a ruse
1976 34
Burling Hull Miracle Newspaper Test spectator makes circle on newspaper
1976 41
Burling Hull Getting an Audience Member on Stage
1976 41
Burling Hull Yoga Pulse Test and Volta Light Test pulse and blood flow demonstration
1976 43
Burling Hull The Who Dunnit Mystery four weapons in row on table, selected weapon, victim and murderer divined
1976 44
Burling Hull The Two Fold Miracle spectator shuffles deck and cuts to any card, its value used to count down in second deck, same card found there
1976 49
Burling Hull The Double Force spectator pushes card reversed in deck, cards on either side are forced
1976 50
Burling Hull "Visual Thought Projection" five unknown cards from jumbo deck put on stand, one chosen, same card is reversed and odd-backed in another deck
1976 50
Burling Hull Crystal Ball Telepathy spectator sees name of card in crystal ball
1976 51
Burling Hull Duke Outdone six cards chosen, divined by spectators in crystal ball
1976 53
Burling Hull An Experiment in the Science of Impossibility two spectators reverse a deck each under cover of a cloth attached to their jackets, they are the same and match a reversed card in a third deck, double facer deck
Related to 1976 55
Burling Hull Volta's "All-Fair" Dictionary Feat numbers written on card or slate are used to arrive at sentence in dictionary, forcing a range of nine numbers
1976 61
U. F. Grant, Burling Hull Grant's "Predicto" Book and Card Test number up to fifty-two named, that card value used to count to a page and word in book, word written on reversed card in deck
1976 65
Burling Hull Volta's Master Book Test Mystery several two-digit numbers on paper, cut out, two pieces chosen and all digits added, first sentence on that page divined
1976 67
Burling Hull Premier Magazine Book Test page chosen with playing cards
1976 71
Burling Hull Word Divino playing card pushed into book, first sentence on that page divined or predicted, duplicate card secretly in other end of book
1976 73
Burling Hull Word Divino #2 playing card pushed into book, first sentence on that page divined or predicted, duplicate card secretly in other end of book, book cracked open at that spot
1976 74
Burling Hull An Old Word Force double-pocket bag with numbered chips
1976 74
Burling Hull, Al Wheatley A Clever Book Test luminous paint on every page
1976 75
Burling Hull The Invisible Hand Writes writing appears on slate (visibly), Burling Hull Chemical Chalk
Related to 1976 79
Burling Hull, U. F. Grant "The Spirits Know All" - A Living and Dead Combination name of dead person appears gradually on slate
  • The Grant Method
  • Burling Hull Method
  • Another Hull Materialization
  • Volta Name Appearance
  • The Daring Volta Method
  • Mediums Dead and Alive Discovery
Related to 1976 82
Burling Hull The Performer Presents a Number Test row of numbers written on slate, a number arrived at by calculation, numbers wiped away and calculated number appears (1089)
1976 86
Burling Hull The "Spirits" Correct a Mistake slate filled with letters, wiped clean, name of chosen card appears on slate
1976 88
Burling Hull A Mind Reading Number Divination number chosen, it appears spelled out on slate
  • With a Flap
  • Without the Flap
  • Another "No Flap" Method
1976 89
Burling Hull Spirits From China Chinese characters appear on slate, performer translates into anything he wants
1976 92
Burling Hull Combination with Dunninger Slater Number Feat combined with visible appearing writing
Inspired by 1976 94
Burling Hull Thrilling Colored Spirit Paintings Burling Hull Chemical Chalk, visible appearing writing in colors, with forced picture card
1976 94
Burling Hull Seventy Years of Progress in Thought Transmission Acts introduction on code acts
1976 99
Burling Hull The Burling Hull Second Sight Act
  • The Stage Second Sight Act
  • The Improved Burling Hull Plan
  • Heightening Effect
  • Selecting Easiest Objects
  • How to Describe Unfamiliar Articles
  • Surprise Reading of Coins
  • Coding Information (Colors, Metals, Shapes, Sizes, Nature, U.S.A. Coins)
  • Blackboard Tests
1976 107
Burling Hull The Volta Improved Second Sight Question Act verbal and none verbal codes for answering questions, q&a
  • To Speak Exactly the Same Sentence Each Time
  • The Volta Verbal Code
  • Alternative Applications
  • The Volta Verbal Code Table
  • The Exact Qualification of the Question
  • A Memorizing System
  • The Volta System of Silent Fixed Position Codes (The Head Position Code, Hand Position Signal Code, Double-Up Fixed Position Code, Left/Right Hand Codes)
  • Question Classifications
1976 117
Burling Hull Stage Methods of Reading and Rendering Spectators' Questions
  • The Hold Out (with assistant who collects billets)
  • The Box Entrance Method
  • Switch Basket Method
  • Back of Orchestra Switch
  • Box Collection Method
  • Hull's Brass Burning Bowl Method
  • The Mirror Bowl
  • Switch Bag Methods
  • The Method of Communicating to Performer
  • The Wireless Phone
  • Direct Connection
  • Metal Ball
  • Ball Stand
  • Roller Hand Device
  • Projector Method
  • Blackboard Method
  • Sleeve Transmission Method
  • Glass of Water Transmission Method
  • Faro Method
  • Lead-Off
  • The "Chicago" Metal Ball
  • Simplified Metal Ball: "Eureka" Model
  • Burling Hull's Non-Electrical Method
  • Hull's Deluxe Question Transmitter (table with crystal ball on it)
1976 133
Burling Hull The Super-Stage Method Mind Reading Act giant buddha statue on stage with assistant in it, wireless connection
1976 141
Burling Hull Complete Mind Reading Acts and Systems for Club, Banquet and Parlor
  • Burling Hull Sealed Message Reading Pyramid
  • "Mind Devination"
  • Puhl's "Sealed Letter Reading Supreme"
  • "The Unique Question Reading Act"
  • The Stylus and Envelope Method
  • The Hull-Poole Try Reading Method
  • The Envelope Package Reading Idea
  • The Book Reading Device
  • Gysels Envelope Pile Method
  • The Burling Hull Sheet Readings
  • "Reado Method" Sealed Readings
  • "The Famous $25.00 Sealed Letter Test"
  • The Burling Hull Improved Letter Test
  • The Fay Readings
  • Burling Hull's Club Stationary - Crystal Gazing Act
1976 143
Burling Hull Close Work or Clairvoyant Methods
  • Sealed and Burned
  • Hull Box and Ashes Reading
  • Hull Folded Question Reading
  • Clairvoyant Envelope Reading
  • Hull's Dark Seance Reading Method
  • The Dr. Q. Dark Readings
  • Clairvoyant Writing Table Method
  • Clip Board Method
  • The Cardboard Clipboards
  • The Hull-Pool Universal Sealed Reading Act
1976 159
Burling Hull The Question Answering Act
1976 169
Burling Hull Practice Method for Fast Answering
1976 172
Burling Hull The Exclusive Volta Supper Club Reading
1976 177
Burling Hull The Master Volta Method for Supper Club Readings with Hull Card, flipped inside out one-handed
Related to 1976 185
Burling Hull The Volta "Lecture" Readings Method
1976 188
Burling Hull The Volta Table Sealed Question Reading
1976 189
Burling Hull Pointers and Tips from Experience on Working Tables
  • Handling Hecklers
  • Charity Drives
  • Fees and Gratuities
1976 199
Burling Hull The Ultra Question Answering Act - With No Questions Written
1976 205
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Max Maven, Burling Hull, Kate Shiels, David Hoy
Magick (Issue 220)
Orville Wayne Meyer Brain Shock 2 using the Burling Hull reversible card, inside out fold
Inspired by 1979
Magick (Issue 225)
Theodore Annemann, Burling Hull Spirit Writing No. 48, message appears on one of two slates, false count
1979 76
Bascom Jones Thy Mystic Word on Burling Hull, T. Page Wright, Al Mann
May 1982
Magick (Issue 306)
Joseph Dunninger The Miracle Slate Test (The Baffling 16 Digit Effect) closing effect, four four digit numbers are added and sum divined, flap
Variations 1983 9
Thomas Alan Waters SideSidAl combination of Lorraine's and Baker's book tests
Related to 1983
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test)
Burling Hull The Mene Tekel Deck reproduced ad from 1908 as "The Devil's Pass"
1983 5
Karl Fulves The Svengali Principle explaining the principle, with reproduced ad by Burling Hull from 1909
  • short ends
  • short corners
  • scallop shorts (& combined cuts)
  • roughed Svengali deck
1983 10
Hull vs. Leroy Burling Hull complaining about W. D. Leroy's imitated products in 1910
1983 12
Jack Miller, Burling Hull Slate Display Sequence done with cardboard
Related to 1985 97
Dean Montalbano The Songs of the Mind! medium divines songs by singing first line
Inspired by
  • Burling Hull's "Songs on Your Thot Waves"
1991 51
Francis Carlyle, ? Truzi, Burling Hull, Paul Harris The Client Confidence Sugar Shocker nine sugar packets are numbered on one side, double facer sugar packet is used to force a certain number
Related to 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive)
Burling Hull, Karl Fulves Electra-Trance Card mirror on back of joker
1996 151
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note credit information, idea of having a shiner behind stamp at bottom of stack of envelopes and glimpsing card that is put in top envelope, multiple cards put in separate envelopes, mixed and divined
Inspired byRelated to
  • Burling Hull, Sealed Mysteries, 1910
1999 12
Burling Hull The Vanishing Card No. 15, "Ghost Card", five cards fanned with Joker at front, one thought-of except Joker, all placed in hat, all cards removed and shown on both side, selection has vanished
Variations 1999 132
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note details on handling, alternative gaffs with corners stuck on
Inspired by 1999 133
Burling Hull The Card Problem No. 24, fake indices
Related to 1999 139
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note credit information
Related to 1999 140
Burling Hull Super Supreme Force Hofzinser Spread Force variation, reprinted from reference
Also published here
  • "Bulletin of Latest Sleights and Tricks" (1914)
2003 27
Val Evans, Burling Hull, Theodore Annemann, Juan Tamariz Prodigious Memory half of the deck is memorized, performer in other room names cards at correct positions
  • Reassembling the Stay Stack
2004 168
Burling Hull The Pass Surpassed three-card control with crimp and honest riffle shuffle around block with selection
Also published here
  • Bulletin of Latest Sleights and Tricks, 1914
Charlatan (Issue 8)
Burling Hull, Karl Fulves Mid-Nite Marvel performer finds a four-of-a-kind below table, those transpose with some card in the deck, changed from dark room effect to below table
  • Second Approach (involving the location of a selection)
Inspired by
  • "Mid-Nite Marvel" (Burling Hull, Clever Card Collection of 1932)
2005 403
Jack Parker Simply Mental Card selected via eliminating face down cards in face up-face down deck matches previously made prediction (selection process similar to that of using double-headed coin)
Inspired byRelated to 2007 90
Burling Hull The Spirit of Little Bo Peep plunger
Also published here
  • Stage Magic #3, 1935
Prolix (Issue 7)
Denis Behr The Dark Force spectator reverses any card below table, forced
Related to 2018 41