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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Norman Ashworth Before your Eyes message on slate becomes name of selection when wiping over it, idea by Charles Nyquist on page 270
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1937 The Jinx (Issue 32) 203
U. F. Grant "Million Dollar" Bill Mystery two bills are torn, one half of each vanish and appear in envelope
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 112
Jack Miller, Al Koran Lazy Man's Card Trick
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1962 Close-up Card Magic 199
Harry Lorayne Magician vs. Gambler cards to pocket finale
Related toVariations 1964 Personal Secrets 27
John F. Mendoza The Quick Cull down-jog cull
Variations 1978 The Book of John 35
Dan Fleshman Ring and String Routine three phases
Variations 1990 The Very Best, Yet! 45
Chris Kenner Sybil The Trick number up to twenty named, packet of that size produced with flourish cut, previous selection is on the bottom of that packet, number also predicted
Variations 1992 Totally Out Of Control 157
John Graham Life-Saver Bill Tube clear Bill Tube
Mar. 1992 Apocalypse (Vol. 15 No. 3) 2050
John Graham A Rose by any Other
July 1993 Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 7) 2236
Harry Anderson Buffalo Bill two bills are torn, one half of each are burnt and appear inside envelope
Related toVariations 1993 Wise Guy 143
Paul Harris The Anything Deck any named word is written on the backs of cards in a prediction packet, one letter on each card
Related toVariations 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 23
John Graham That's Fast! duplicate and double facer
Mar. 1997 Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 3) 2761
John Graham Effervescent
Mar. 1997 Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 3) 2763
John Graham "Your Favorite Method" quick coincidence trick
Mar. 1997 Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 3) 2764
John Graham It's About Time
Mar. 1997 Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 3) 2765
John Graham The Magic Link only two rings are linked
Mar. 1997 Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 3) 2766
John Graham Mates Plus Mates
Mar. 1997 Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 3) 2768
John Graham On Sale number prediction on price tag of jacket, spectator guess price correctly
Variations Mar. 1997 Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 3) 2769
John Graham Let's Go To Las Vegas using poker chips from different casinos
Mar. 1997 Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 3) 2770
John Graham Master Of The Aces breather crimp, fair handling
Mar. 1997 Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 3) 2771
Barrie Richardson Bill in Lemon preloaded, torn corner and signature finesses
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Classic Bill in Lemon" (Club 71, Mayday 1993)
1999 Theater of the Mind 34
Al Baker Newspaper Trick
Variations 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 565
John Graham Outta' Pocket bluff removal from pocket, then loaded into the hand from the other hand where it is palmed
Nov. 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 11) 78
John Graham Acknowledgements
2021 Stage by Stage iv
John Graham Introduction
2021 Stage by Stage xv
John Graham The Magic Show
2021 Stage by Stage 1
John Graham Chapter 1: You Are Here on transitioning from close-up to stage
2021 Stage by Stage 3
John Graham Beginning From Where You Are
2021 Stage by Stage 6
John Graham Name-Dropper any name is written on the backs of cards in a prediction packet, one letter on each card, involves the divination of a selection and a gag prediction written on the case
Inspired by 2021 Stage by Stage 9
John Graham Drop Addition from deck to tabled packet as case is moved
2021 Stage by Stage 20
John Graham Continuing From Where You Are
2021 Stage by Stage 27
John Graham MVG Magician vs. Gambler, signed cards to pockets and wallet as climax
Inspired by 2021 Stage by Stage 29
John Graham Quick Cull Handling down-jog cull
Inspired by 2021 Stage by Stage 31
John Graham The Lazy Man's Card Trick in-the-hands cutting, eight-card stack
Inspired by 2021 Stage by Stage 43
John Graham Progressing From Where You Are
2021 Stage by Stage 49
John Graham The Ring borrowed finger ring travels to key chain twice, then ring & string routine, ring ends up in sealed envelope
Inspired by 2021 Stage by Stage 51
John Graham Advancing From Where You Are
2021 Stage by Stage 65
John Graham Sybil the Impromptu Trick number up to twenty named, packet of that size produced with flourish cut, previous selection is on the bottom of that packet, number also predicted by adding the values of some previously removed cards
Inspired byVariations 2021 Stage by Stage 67
John Graham Sybil the Stage Trick number up to twenty named, packet of that size produced with flourish cut, previous selection is on the bottom of that packet, number also predicted by adding the values of some previously cased prediction cards
Inspired by 2021 Stage by Stage 77
John Graham Chapter 2: The Three Ps
  • Planning Your Show
  • Performing Your Show
  • Perfecting Your Show
2021 Stage by Stage 83
John Graham Chapter 3: Tricks
2021 Stage by Stage 103
John Graham Openers
  • Introductions
  • First Impressions
  • Opening Lines
  • Opening Effects
2021 Stage by Stage 107
John Graham Final Sale number prediction on price tag of jacket, spectator guess price correctly
Inspired byRelated to 2021 Stage by Stage 115
John Graham The Examiner: Special Edition single sheet, marker used in handling
Inspired by 2021 Stage by Stage 125
John Graham Middles
  • Too Many Routine that Involve a Different Spectator on Stage with You
  • Too Many Routines that are Essentially the Same Basic Effect
  • Too Many Card Tricks
  • Too Much Mentalism, Not Enough Impact
2021 Stage by Stage 145
John Graham Buffalo John combination of Million Dollar Bill Mystery, Barcode Gag, Before Your Eyes prediction on dry-erase board, bill transformation in Himber wallet, Hat Tear, $100 bill switch
Inspired byRelated to 2021 Stage by Stage 153
John Graham Never the Less gag diminishing cards routine, holding progressively larger card next to standard-sized fan repeatedly
2021 Stage by Stage 181
John Graham Catch Me If You Can performer's hand is in upside-down paper bag to make it a puppet, bucket of paper balls is tossed towards it and performer catches the one marked by the spectator
2021 Stage by Stage 187
John Graham Closers
2021 Stage by Stage 195
John Graham Now & Later no magnets
Inspired by
  • "The Lasso Card Trick" (Rich Marotta, Stand-up Comedy Magic video)
Related to
2021 Stage by Stage 199
John Graham The Lemon Trick torn corner and spectator's initials
Inspired byRelated to 2021 Stage by Stage 211
John Graham Square Deal list of hundred card tricks, one chosen and performed (handful of missing cards found by looking at remaining fifty-one cards), then magic square with numerical position of that trick in the list
Inspired by
  • "The Brain Shows Off" (Harry Anderson, Tipping the Hat, 2011)
Related to
2021 Stage by Stage 231
John Graham Chapter 4: Structure and Routining
2021 Stage by Stage 255
John Graham Nielsen Bottle Vanish switch of crumpled up paper
2021 Stage by Stage 257
John Graham Keeping It Consistent
  • Switching for Consistency
2021 Stage by Stage 260
John Graham Organic Engineering
  • Taking the Edge Off
  • The Leave Behind
  • Organic Lasso
  • Getting into "Now & Later"
  • Getting out of "Now & Later" (An alternative cleanup)
  • Organic Lemon
  • Organic Square
  • Clearly Organic
Related to 2021 Stage by Stage 263
John Graham Building Bookends
2021 Stage by Stage 272
John Graham The Lemon Bookend: The Lemon Vanishes
  • Topit Vanish
  • Topit Vanish 2
  • The Conceptual Vanish
Related to 2021 Stage by Stage 273
John Graham The Square Bookend routining comments
  • This, That, These, and Those
  • Price Match
Related to 2021 Stage by Stage 275
John Graham Showtime
  • Show #1: The Tricks
  • Show #2: The Tricks
  • Show #3: The Tricks
2021 Stage by Stage 277
John Graham Lemon Zombie knife stuck in lemon
2021 Stage by Stage 277
John Graham Tossed Out Deck Routining
2021 Stage by Stage 281
John Graham Chapter 5: Beyond the Tricks
2021 Stage by Stage 285
John Graham Jokes, Lines, & Bits!
  • Jokes
  • Lines
  • Bits
  • Incorporation and Timing
  • Showtime
    • Show #1: The Jokes, Lines, & Bits!
    • Show #2: The Jokes, Lines, & Bits!
    • Show #3: The Jokes, Lines, & Bits!
2021 Stage by Stage 285
John Graham Music
  • Warming Up
  • Fine Tuning
  • Concert Quality
  • Tracks and Cues
  • Showtime
    • Show #1: The Music
    • Show #2: The Music
    • Show #3: The Music
2021 Stage by Stage 299
John Graham Tables & Cases
  • Custom Made
  • Aluminum Tool Case
  • Portable Laptop Computer Stand
  • Fabric Storage Bin
2021 Stage by Stage 308
John Graham Prop Management
  • Showtime
    • Show #1: The Table/Case
    • Show #1: The Setup
    • Show #2: The Table/Case
    • Show #2: The Setup
    • Show #2: The Performance
    • Show #3: The Table/Case
    • Show #3: The Setup
2021 Stage by Stage 311
John Graham Chapter 6: Putting Everything Together
  • Show #1
  • Show #2
  • Show #3
2021 Stage by Stage 319
John Graham Last Word
2021 Stage by Stage 331
Tom Frame (reviewer) Stage by Stage by John Graham May 2022 Genii (Vol. 85 No. 5) 86