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Russell Prunier The Mutilated Card card is "magically" restored with adhesive tape
Related to Jan. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 28)
174
Jack Vosburgh Double Dollar bill folded so that it looks like two bills, then it actually doubles
Related to 1940
The Jinx (Issue 122)
711
Tony Slydini Cigarette Miracle
Variations 1951
Stars of Magic (Vol. 8 No. 1)
115
Ross Bertram Passing the Half-Bucks with fist transfer
Related toVariations 1951
Stars of Magic (Vol. 9 No. 1)
132
Don Alan Card in the Egg card is selected and miniature version found in plastic egg, all cards in deck are the same as climax
Variations 1951 9
Maurice Howarth Tarantula pips from four card vanish step by step and appear on strip of paper
Related to Sep. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 290)
1158
Karl Fulves Center Control
Variations 1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Controls)
40
Alan Shaxon, Oswald Rae It's a Hold-Up! ring, watch and bill disappear from handkerchief and reappear at finger, arm and in wallet
Related toAlso published here 1970 14
Alan Shaxon, Tommy Scott The Watch in Bottle! coin in bottle, then watch to nest of boxes
Related to 1970 33
Rick Johnsson The "Too Perfect" Theory
Related toAlso published here Fall-Spring 1971
Hierophant (Issue 5-6)
247
Tom Batchelor Stand-Up Pivot Revelation similar to Cervon's Pivot Revelation without table
Related to 1971 35
Billy McComb The Williamised Spider pips from deck vanish and appear on napkin
Related toAlso published here 1972 2
Theodore Annemann Billet Switching see also p. 13 for credit information
Related toAlso published here 1973 10
Tommy Wonder, Paul LePaul, Edward Victor Der magische Besuch as Jos Bemelmen, "cards through newspaper" done with signed business cards and close-up mat, card to envelope climax
Also published here 1973
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 34 No. 6)
114
Bruce Cervon Pivot Principle - Pivot Revelation Method #1
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1976 32
Tommy Wonder A Table Workers Table published under the Name "Jos Bema"
Related to Apr. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 8)
246
Tommy Wonder, Billy McComb, Stanley Collins The Pip-Eating Spider published under "Jos Bema"
Related to June 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 10)
272
Tommy Wonder The Pinnacle Routine Gypsy Curse handling detail
1977 138
Fred Robinson (reviewer) Jos Bema's Lecture Notes by Tommy Wonder Oct. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 2)
474
Tommy Wonder Splitting the Money published under the Name "Jos Bema"
Related to Oct. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 2)
475
Paul Harris The Ultimate Rip-off Torn-and-restored card with only one card used, 3/4 restoration
VariationsAlso published here 1977 63
Tommy Wonder The Auction watch is destroyed and found unharmed inside a box
Inspired by
  • Jean Hugard's "5. The Auction" in "Modern Magic Manual", 1939.
Variations
1977 2
Tommy Wonder Move for Perpetual-Balls loading a ball in the hand, while removing one
1977 3
Tommy Wonder Rope and Ring Routine ring penetrates rope and changes color twice
Related to 1977 4
Tommy Wonder Torn + Restored Paper paper with rabbit printed onto it torn, pieces are blown into paper balloon with rabbit shape
Also published here 1977 8
Tommy Wonder Another Variation rising card with houlette prop, children material, brief
Also published here 1977 8
Tommy Wonder Close-Up lighter to matchbox
Also published here 1977 9
Tommy Wonder Splitting the Money splitting dollar bill in 2 that become 1 again
Also published here 1977 9
Tommy Wonder Through the Eye of the Needle more threads get in the eye of the needle than seemingly possible
Also published here 1977 10
Tommy Wonder Card Penetration card in cardboard sleeve is pierced by nail
Also published here 1977 11
Tommy Wonder Card-Puzzle blocks in a box with pip symbols arrange themselves magically to match selection
Also published here 1977 12
Tommy Wonder Card Through Handkerchief using a direct center steal under cover of handkerchief
Also published here 1977 12
Tommy Wonder Cups and Balls two cup routine
Related to 1977 12
Fred Robinson, Mark Weston, Tommy Wonder Where There's Smoke pencil gag, magnetic (Mark Weston)
flame of a lighter and handkerchief (Jos Bema / Tommy Wonder)
Jan. 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5)
514
Tommy Wonder Coins Across - A Presentation Part 1
Feb. 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 2)
634
Fred Robinson Oasis on Simon Lovell, Tommy Wonder, Brian Barnes
Feb. 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 2)
638
Tommy Wonder Coins Across - A Presentation part 2
Mar. 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 3)
652
Tommy Wonder One In the Eye
Apr. 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 4)
660
Fred Robinson Oasis on FISM Brusssels, Ray Grismer, Larry Jennings, Howard Schwarzman, Obie O'Brien, Gordon Bruce, Frank Farrow, Bob Read, Paul Daniels, Tommy Wonder, John Fisher, Ali Bongo, Roy Walton
July 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 7)
703
Obie O'Brien USA Happenings on FISM Brussels, John Cornelius, Jean-Jacques Sanvert, Magic Christian, Tommy Wonder, Bill Wells, Bob Elliott, David Walker, Michael Ammar, Bob Read, Hirata, Hank Moorehouse, Larry West, Al Schneider
Aug. 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 8)
714
Tommy Wonder Tommy Wonder On Close-Up
Sep. 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 9)
729
Fred Robinson Oasis on Ken Hawes, Tommy Wonder, Jim Adams, Walter B. Graham, Johnny Johnston, Lan Neil, Walt Lees, Fred Kaps, Joe Stevens, Dai Vernon, Slydini, Philippe Fialho, Bob Read
Dec. 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12)
771
Peter Wilker Weltkongress Brüssel 1979 on FISM Brussels, Willy Peter, Vito Lupo, Christian Fechner, Tommy Wonder, Magic Christian, John Cornelius, Al Goshman, Ascanio, Juan Tamariz, Fred Kaps, Pierre Brahma, Ger Copper, Marvyn Roy, Ali Bongo, Dai Vernon
1979
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 40 No. 3)
76
Tommy Wonder Ring On Stick
Related to Jan. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 1)
784
Tommy Wonder Falling Pips pips on cards "fall" to one end when cards are tapped on table
Related toVariations Feb. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 2)
806
Tommy Wonder Pocket Slates Routine
Related toVariations May 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 5)
842
Fred Robinson Oasis on Walt Lees, Roger Crossthwaite, Tommy Wonder, Eric Eswin, Obie O'Brien, Bob Read
June 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 6)
859
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on IBM Convention, Eddie Schuyer, John Cornelius, Tommy Wonder, anecdote of performing linking rings
Nov. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 11)
948
Walt Lees Editorial on Phil Goldstein, Steven Hamilton, Owen Griffith, John Cornelius, Mike Gancia, Mark Leveridge, Johnny Johnston, Bob Little, Tommy Wonder
Dec. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 12)
955
David Britland, Stuart R. Patterson Fun & Frolics in Great Yarmouth IBM convention in Great Yarmouth, Da Silva Puppet Theatre, Shaun McCree, Crisco, John Cornelius, Ali Bongo, Peter Warlock, Jack Mayes, Terry Herbert, Mike Gancia, Walt Lees, Mark Leveridge, Eddie Dawes, John Palfreyman, Peter Lane, John Salisse, Peter Kersten, Josephine, Joe Nex, Chu Chin Fu, Jan Madd & Chantal, Johnny Thompson, Jeffrey Atkins, Joe Marvel, Pierre Brahma, Jacqueline, Eddy & Company, Harry Nicholls, Frans Biemans, Tommy Wonder, Hans Van Senus, Bob Little, Roger Crosthwaite
1981
Babel (Issue 2)
16
Willy "Tex Williams" Peter Wien Magie 81 - 26. Treffen österreichischer Magier report of Austrian convention in Vienna, Will Seidl, Sylvia Diana, Pierre Götz, Orfi, Arsene Lupin, Mecki, Kurt Freitag, Pavel, Wizzardo, Wiedemann, Fantasio, Tommy Wonder, Peter Heinz Kersten, Jan Madd & Chantal, Kitami Maki, Fantasio, Roy Gardner und Butler, Duo Absolom, Dave Parker, Geir Store
1981
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 42 No. 5)
119
Tommy Wonder Everywhere and Nowhere double facer
Related to Jan. 1982
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 1)
979
Tommy Wonder Center Control Production similar to Cervon's Pivot Production without table
Also published here Jan. 1982
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 1)
980
Wally Boyce Elizabeth 2nd named card predicted in envelope
Variations Feb. 1982
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 2)
995
Tommy Wonder Torn and Restored Cigarette impromptu
May 1982
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 4)
1018
Tommy Wonder Elizabeth 3rd named card predicted in clear envelope
Inspired byAlso published here 1982
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 6)
1055
Tommy Wonder Clear Envelope Switch using clear plastic envelope with bills and card in it
1982
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 6)
1056
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Tommy Wonder Entertains by Tommy Wonder (written by Gene Matsuura) June 1983
Epoptica (Issue 4)
188
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Recalcitrant by Tommy Wonder June 1983
Epoptica (Issue 4)
227
Walt Lees (reviewer) Tommy Wonder Entertains by Tommy Wonder (written by Jeff Busby) Jan. 1983
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 3)
1187
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Improved Lighter to Matchbox by Tommy Wonder Jan. 1984
Epoptica (Issue 5)
269
Tommy Wonder Himber Ring Set-Up
1984
Epoptica (Issue Yearbook)
311
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Wonder Material & Lecture Notes by Tommy Wonder Aug. 1984
Epoptica (Issue 6)
345
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Diminishing Cards by Tommy Wonder Aug. 1984
Epoptica (Issue 6)
386
Stephen Tucker (reviewer) Wonder Materials by Tommy Wonder Apr. 1984
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 5)
1213
Stephen Tucker, David Britland Footsteps deck cannot be squared properly, cards keep sticking out - when forced to be square by tapping on deck, all the pips fall to one side of the deck
Inspired by 1984 4
Tommy Wonder Dice Climax climax for dice stacking routine, sponge 4
1984 137
Bob Stencel Once Torn, Twice Restored first selection reverses itself again and again, is torn and changes to second selection, double facer
Related to Autumn 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33)
328
Bob Stencel The No-Reverse Reverse reversed card in deck is apparently turned over but stays reversed
Related to Autumn 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33)
330
Tommy Wonder, Bob Stencel Deja ReVurse first selection reverses itself again and again, is torn and changes to second selection
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1986 37
Tommy Wonder The Wondereverse reversed card in deck is apparently turned over but stays reversed
Related to 1986 38
Tommy Wonder Turnover of whole Deck as deck is put from hand to hand
1986 41
Tommy Wonder The Dissolving Knot wire gimmick
Aug. 1986
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 1)
8
Mark Vincent The New York Magic Symposium 1986 on the convention in Tokyo, Adam Fleischer, Max Maven, Curtis Kam, Jay Sankey, Maki Kitami, Bill Spooner, Gene Matsura, Tommy Wonder, David Roth, John Kennedy, Hiroshi Sawa, Jeff McBride, Lisa Menna
1987
Gimmick (Issue 8)
14
Peter Wilker, Christoph Borer Die Wonder-Tafeln two slates, multiple things appear on various sides
Inspired by 1987
Magische Blätter (Vol. 1 No. 9)
1
David Britland Another Column magic on television, Richard Kaufman's Genii column, Paul Harris, Tommy Wonder, Ray Grismer
Nov. 1988
Opus (Vol. 2 No. 3)
13
Hiroshi Sawa Heavy Ink pips on a card "fall" to one end when it is tapped
Related to 1988 57
Ian Keable-Elliott Ramblings from an Ex Ed. fees
Related to Feb. 1989
Opus (Vol. 2 No. 6)
5
Tommy Wonder Tommy Wonder writes on commercialism
Related to Apr. 1989
Opus (Vol. 2 No. 8)
11
Terry Seabrooke Opus has Grown on Me!!
Related to July 1989
Opus (Vol. 2 No. 11)
8
Tommy Wonder Counterfeiter's Spellbound two coins are changed to copper and back
1990 71
Stephen Minch On Tommy Wonder short biography
1990 71
Harry Lorayne Ah, Finally! two selection, first turns over again and again, finally second turns over
Related to 1990 183
Harry Lorayne Non-Reverse Reverse card is apparently turned over
Related to 1990 183
Harry Lorayne Another Non-Reverse Reverse card is apparently turned over
Related to 1990 189
Harry Lorayne Reverse Effect two selection, first turns over again and again, finally second turns over
Related to 1990 192
Tommy Wonder Art or Craft
Related to Feb. 1990
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 2)
4
Mike Caveney Letter
Related to Feb. 1990
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 2)
6
Johnny "J.J." Johnston Editorial Blackpool, Ken Dodd, Tommy Wonder, Salvano
May 1990
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 3)
2
Johnny "J.J." Johnston Opus meets Tommy Wonder
Oct. 1990
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 6)
9
Tommy Wonder Thoughts In Mid-Air essay on Zombie and on floating
1991 41
Alexander de Cova Flash-Restauration card torn into quarters which are placed on tabled deck, flat hand hits deck and card is restored instantly except one corner, last corner with band-aid à la Tommy Wonder
Inspired by
  • "Ocular T&R" (Dan Huffman, Linking Ring, Vol. 66 No. 2, Feb. 1986, p. 76)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
1991 1
Steven Hamilton (reviewer) Tommy Wonder Lecture Video by Tommy Wonder June 1992
Profile (Issue 8)
9
Johnny "J.J." Johnston Tommy Wonder - Etwas zu seiner Person
Apr. 1993
Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4)
47
Tommy Wonder, Alexander de Cova Spotlight: Ein Interview mit Tommy Wonder
Apr. 1993
Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4)
53
Tommy Wonder Opus questionnaire: Tommy Wonder
Mar. 1993
Opus (Vol. 4 No. 9)
18
Alex Elmsley Shakedown credit information on the plot
Related toVariations 1994 197
Alexander de Cova Wild Card Exclusiv
Inspired byAlso published here 1994 23
Paul Harris, Tommy Wonder, Christian Scherer The Ultimate Ripp-Off
Inspired by 1994 9
Max Maven The Wonder Years on Tommy Wonder
May 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 9)
44
Tommy Wonder Emotional Involvement
Also published here May 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 9)
48
Stephen Hobbs The Rational Response on publishing a magazine, Tommy Wonder, Hermetic Press, World's Greatest Magicians
Winter 1996 37
Stephen Hobbs (reviewer) The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 by Tommy Wonder (written by Tommy Wonder) Summer 1996 130
Tommy Wonder Preface
1996 ix
Tommy Wonder Prologue: The Limitations of Theory
  • Raw Diamonds
  • Feeling Right
  • Why Theory
  • Developing Intuition
  • Refining Theory
  • No Rules
1996 1
Tommy Wonder Getting the Mis Out of Misdirection
  • Outside-Inside
  • Misdirection
    • Something of Interest
    • Continuous Direction
    • Believing in Your Own Magic
    • Lack of Confidence in the Power of Direction
  • Broadening Attention
    • No Control
    • Waiting, Keep It Subtle
    • Keep It Short
    • Nothing Happened
  • Concentrating Attention
  • The Tension-Relaxation Wave
  • Mental Direction
    • Time and Place Dissociation
    • Wrong-leg Technique
    • Grasping at a Straw, Acting
  • Advanced Direction Techniques
    • The Train
    • Multiple Layers
    • Connecting the Train with Multiple Layering
  • Applying the Ideas
    • The Chain of Shadows
    • On Making Adjustments
  • Postscript
1996 9
Tommy Wonder Tough Customers Misdirection and difficult spectators
1996 35
Tommy Wonder Ricochet handling difficult spectator
1996 40
Tommy Wonder, Don Alan Magic Ranch card prediction in plastic egg, all cards in deck the same as surprise, egg appears on table in off-beat
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1996 45
Tommy Wonder The Mind Movie
1996 53
Tommy Wonder Fabricated using a direct center steal under cover of handkerchief
Related toAlso published here 1996 55
Tommy Wonder The Architect
  • Order
  • The Working Order
  • Not Rigid
  • Magic is Not a House
1996 59
Tommy Wonder Elizabeth III named card predicted in clear envelope
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1996 64
Tommy Wonder Clear Envelope Switch using clear plastic envelope with bills and card in it
1996 67
Tommy Wonder Failureffects on sucker tricks
  • Why so Difficult?
  • General Dangers
  • Other Dangers
  • End Note
1996 70
Tommy Wonder Here and Not duplicates, double facer
1996 77
Tommy Wonder Center Control Production similar to Cervon's Pivot Revelation without table
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1996 79
Tommy Wonder Top Change Handling
1996 86
Tommy Wonder The Pavlov Effect
1996 88
Tommy Wonder Post-Ultimate Rip-Off
  • Counting
  • Flash Restoration
  • The Complete Restoration
  • Ringing in the Gaff
  • Ringing in the Humanity
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1996 90
Tommy Wonder Counting Cards, Unnatural Rhythms and Other Problems
  • When Counting is Better
  • Not Always the Best Solution
1996 97
Tommy Wonder The Poltergeist Pack interesting thread hook-up
Related to
  • Ed Marlo's idea in The Linking Ring (Sept. 1963, Vol. 43 No. 9, p. 61)
1996 100
Tommy Wonder Walk, Don't Run
1996 105
Tommy Wonder Carpenter's Revenge card in cardboard sleeve is pierced by nail
Also published here 1996 107
Tommy Wonder Rubik's Card blocks in a box with pip symbols arrange themselves magically to match selection
Also published here 1996 112
Tommy Wonder Concerning Eye Contact
  • Emotional Sanctuary
  • An Impression of Confidence
  • Intensifying Emotions
1996 115
Tommy Wonder The Shrinking Card-Case
  • Design One
  • Design Two
1996 117
Tommy Wonder Falling Pips pips on cards "fall" to one end when cards are tapped on table
1996 123
Tommy Wonder, Crocker Xkwizit - Card Hold-Out in Deck to keep some gaffed cards together in deck
Related to 1996 127
Tommy Wonder Ambi-Tilt detailed management
1996 129
Tommy Wonder The Two-Second Card Fold into eighth, under deck
1996 136
Tommy Wonder The Card in the Ringbox folded, convincing shuttle pass
1996 141
Tommy Wonder Squeeze whole deck visually shrinks when put in miniature card case
1996 149
Tommy Wonder The Two-Pocket Deck Switch
Related toVariations 1996 152
Tommy Wonder All That Glitters
1996 156
Tommy Wonder, Stanley Collins, Billy McComb The Pip-Eating Spider pips of pip card vanish until only indices are left
1996 157
Tommy Wonder The Origin of Originality
1996 161
Tommy Wonder The Wondereverse reversed card in deck is apparently turned over but stays reversed
Related to 1996 164
Tommy Wonder, Bob Stencel Déjà ReVurse first selection reverses itself again and again, is torn and changes to second selection
Inspired byAlso published here 1996 167
Tommy Wonder Turnover of whole Deck as deck is put from hand to hand
1996 169
Tommy Wonder Breath Control
1996 173
Tommy Wonder Master or Servant?
Related to 1996 176
Tommy Wonder The Creative Process how he developed "The Tamed Card"
1996 181
Tommy Wonder The Tamed Card using double facers, sticky card, no table required
Variations 1996 183
Tommy Wonder, Brother John Hamman Broken Hamman Count
1996 187
Tommy Wonder Small Packet Bottom Deal as a switch
Also published here 1996 191
Tommy Wonder The Kickoff on introducing an effect to the audience
1996 202
Tommy Wonder Card Forcing essay
1996 204
Tommy Wonder Confidence
1996 206
Tommy Wonder Slow and Steady Wins the Race
1996 209
Tommy Wonder Fictitious Danger
1996 212
Tommy Wonder An Examination of Examinations having props examined
1996 214
Tommy Wonder High and Low
  • Nonsense
  • Reasons
  • An Added Advantage
1996 217
Tommy Wonder The Family Three on the rule of three
  • Divide Your Works into 3
1996 222
Tommy Wonder Reset on effects that reset
  • Problem Tricks
1996 225
Tommy Wonder Coins Across and Back with Interlude coins across twice with backfire, coin through box
  • Phase One: Silver Bullets
  • Phase Two: Copper Interlude
  • Phase Three: Perverse Reverse
  • Phase Four: Bertram Redux
Inspired byVariations 1996 231
Tommy Wonder Mud in Your Eye coins are put in box, one appears in eye of performer like a monocle
1996 243
Tommy Wonder Box Turnover
1996 245
Tommy Wonder When Tricks Become Transparent
  • The Performer Betrays the Method to the Spectator
  • The Spectator Lies
  • When the Spectator Guesses a Method
  • When Smart People Suggest Stupid Solutions
  • Does It Matter?
1996 248
Tommy Wonder Sweet and Sour Simplicity
  • The Love Boat
1996 254
Tommy Wonder Cigarette Through Quarter: A Handling
1996 257
Tommy Wonder French Drop Switch
1996 259
Tommy Wonder And Here I Have...
  • Three Times Told
1996 261
Tommy Wonder Counterfeiter's Spellbound two coins are changed to copper and back
1996 263
Tommy Wonder Dealers magic dealers
1996 271
Tommy Wonder Date with an Inflatable Bunny paper with rabbit printed onto it torn, pieces are blown into paper balloon with rabbit shape
Also published here 1996 274
Tommy Wonder Rabbit Rouser rising card with houlette prop, children material
Also published here 1996 276
Tommy Wonder Practical Thinking
1996 278
Tommy Wonder The Tobacco Exchange two cards to cigarette case, one into cigarette itself
1996 281
Tommy Wonder Emotional Involvement
Also published here 1996 289
Tommy Wonder The Improved Hydrostatic Glass
1996 291
Tommy Wonder Acting is Not Making Faces
1996 294
Tommy Wonder Auto-Link handling fragment for the Himber Ring
1996 297
Tommy Wonder The Paradox of Money and Success
1996 300
Tommy Wonder The Ring, the Watch and the Wallet ring, watch and bill disappear from envelope and reappear at finger, arm and in wallet
Related toVariations 1996 302
Tommy Wonder Reel Pull
1996 304
Tommy Wonder The Three Pillars
  • So Let's Change the Thoughts of Our Audience
  • The Material Methods
  • Why Use Mechanical Magic?
1996 316
Tommy Wonder Epilogue: Ouroboros
  • The Implications
  • The Changing Audience
1996 324
Tommy Wonder Prologue: The Encounter
1996 1
Tommy Wonder Sit or Stand?
1996 7
Tommy Wonder The Essence of Close-up
  • Be Interested in Your Audience
  • The Terror of Comedy
  • Inspiring Communication
1996 11
Tommy Wonder A Table-Worker's Table
Related to 1996 16
Tommy Wonder Facing the Music
  • The Different Solutions
    • Working the Right Tables at the Right Time
    • Uncluttered Plots
    • Words Complement Actions
  • When the Problem Persists
    • Voice Training
    • Electronic Amplification
    • Silent Close-up Magic
  • Extreme Cases
1996 19
Tommy Wonder Fifty Percent Lighter lighter to matchbox
Also published here 1996 26
Tommy Wonder Secondhand Drama
1996 32
Tommy Wonder The Saving of a Cigarette
Inspired by 1996 35
Tommy Wonder Amateurs vs. Pro
  • Time
  • Audiences
1996 44
Tommy Wonder Splitting the Profit splitting dollar bill in two that become one again
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1996 46
Tommy Wonder Approaching the Table
  • An Introduction
    • "Some Magic"
    • "Do You Like Magic Enough..."
    • An Uncomfortable Question
    • Monte Carlo
    • "Is This a Convenient Moment..."
  • The Introduction
Also published here 1996 52
Tommy Wonder Toss and Turn one handed toss paddle move
1996 59
Tommy Wonder Our Big Happy Family
Related to 1996 61
Tommy Wonder Clear Through single sequence
Related to 1996 65
Tommy Wonder The Sensitivity of the Audience
  • The Blanket
  • More About the Blanket
1996 69
Tommy Wonder Through the Eye of the Needle more threads get in the eye of the needle than seemingly possible
VariationsAlso published here 1996 72
Tommy Wonder When We Are Not Amused
1996 76
Tommy Wonder, Paul LePaul, Edward Victor Winged Signatures "cards through newspaper" done with signed business cards and close-up mat, card to envelope climax
Also published here 1996 80
Tommy Wonder And Now a Brief Message four messages on all sides of two small slates appear, two flaps
Related to 1996 86
Tommy Wonder Cups and Balls: A Private History
  • A Two-Cup Routine with Three Cups
  • Loads
  • Loading Techniques
1996 91
Tommy Wonder, Bob Stencel Chop-Cup Load loading technique
1996 94
Tommy Wonder, Peter Kane A Three-Cup Load loading sequence
1996 98
Tommy Wonder Keep on Polishing
  • Impure Imagination
  • Calculating
  • The Hurdle of Reality
  • Honing and Polishing
1996 101
Tommy Wonder The Two-Cup Routine
  • Phase One: The Opening
  • Phase Two: The Permeable Cups
  • Phase Three: Twin Ascension
  • Phase Four: Air Transport
  • Phase Five: Sshuwit! Sshuwit!
  • Phase Six: Two in the Hand, One in the Bush
  • Phase Seven: No Room at the Inn
Related to 1996 105
Tommy Wonder Applause
1996 135
Tommy Wonder Recalcitrant box reappears around deck and changes place with cards
  • Phase One: The Vanish of the Case
  • Phase Two: The Case Returns
  • Phase Three: The Transposition
  • Phase Four: The Case Comes Back Again!
1996 139
Tommy Wonder A Digression on Attitude
1996 139
Tommy Wonder Conflict and Emotion
  • No Guarantee
1996 151
Tommy Wonder The Snail's Progress static fan gets smaller visually and disappears
1996 154
Tommy Wonder Colors Three and Through ring and rope routine, with color changing ring
  • Phase One: The Ring Goes On
  • Phase Two: The Ring Comes Off
  • Phase Three: On Again
  • Phase Four: From Orange to Blue
  • Phase Five: From Blue to White
  • Phase Six: Off Once More
  • Phase Seven: One More Time
Related to 1996 161
Tommy Wonder Commercial
  • What is "Commercial"?
1996 174
Tommy Wonder Perpetual Motion continuous production
1996 177
Tommy Wonder A Sequence with Balls shells & gaffs, multiplying, color changes
  • Phase One: From Red to White
  • Phase Two: A Midair Multiplication
  • Phase Three: The Red Ball Makes an Appearance
  • Phase Four: Red to White Repeated
  • Phase Five: Vanish, Reproduction and...
1996 180
Tommy Wonder The Big One giant ball production as climax
1996 184
Tommy Wonder Shaking Them Off
1996 187
Tommy Wonder Now That Was a Great Magician!
  • Location
  • Conditions
  • Confidence
  • Costuming
1996 193
Tommy Wonder The Tails Topit construction
1996 197
Tommy Wonder The Belly Servante construction of body servante
1996 200
Tommy Wonder Force and Its Disguise
1996 203
Tommy Wonder On the Pendulum Holdout
1996 206
Tommy Wonder The Frozen Lock addition to the Jack Miller Holdout
1996 212
Tommy Wonder Utility Devices
1996 218
Tommy Wonder High Roads and Long on creating magic
1996 223
Tommy Wonder The Well-Tempered Birdcage very detailed description of contruction of cage and cloths
  • The Cage-locking Mechanism
  • Attachment
1996 227
Tommy Wonder The Express Pull very detailed description of improved sleeve pull (e.g. for bird cage)
  • The Sleeve Tunnel
  • The Cord-stop
  • The Reel Housing
  • The Reel Strap
  • The Cover Cuff
  • Momentum Discovered
  • After the Vanish
1996 239
Tommy Wonder The Single-Action - Double-Action Pulley System
  • Sleeve Management
1996 250
Tommy Wonder Thoughts in Mid-Air essay on the Zombie
  • Presentation
  • What is Levitation?
  • The Routine
  • The Acting
  • The Test
  • There's Nothing Wrong with Zombie
1996 255
Tommy Wonder Animating a Zombie
1996 260
Tommy Wonder A Recipe for Art
  • The Emperor's New Clothes Will Protect You
1996 265
Tommy Wonder The Watch in Nest of Boxes "A Quest for Ideal"
  • Method One
  • Method Two
  • Method Three
Inspired byRelated to 1996 267
Tommy Wonder Too Perfect?
  • The Watch in Nest of Boxes
  • Going On or Going Back
Related to 1996 319
Tommy Wonder Epilogue: Impact
  • The Difference Between Belief and Conviction
  • What is Needed for Conviction?
    • Hard Evidence
    • Softer Evidence
    • Soft Evidence
  • Conclusion
  • Unknown Ground
  • The Wave of Conviction
  • Another Tool
  • Watch Out for the Wave
  • Open or Covered
1996 325
Paul Harris The Ultimate Rip-Off no extra pieces, restoration except corner
Related toAlso published here 1996 113
Tommy Wonder Approaching the Table
  • An Introduction
    • "Some Magic"
    • "Do You Like Magic Enough..."
    • An Uncomfortable Question
    • Monte Carlo
    • "Is This a Convenient Moment..."
    • The Introduction
Also published here July/Aug. 1996
The Magic Menu (Vol. 6 No. 36)
409
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Books of Wonder (Volume I and II) by Tommy Wonder (written by Stephen Minch) July/Aug. 1996
The Magic Menu (Vol. 6 No. 36)
414
Michael Close (reviewer) The Books of Wonder by Tommy Wonder (written by Stephen Minch) June 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 10)
73
Tommy Wonder, Ken Krenzel Wonderrevers Handling
1997 158
Michael Close (reviewer) The Tommy Wonder Video by Tommy Wonder Sep. 1998
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 1)
28
Tommy Wonder Wondereverse card displayed face up in spread deck is apparently turned face down, but really is retained hidden face up
1999
Labyrinth (Issue 11)
15
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
Jon Racherbaumer Inside Out on Jack Benny and Tommy Wonder
May 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 9)
71
Al Schneider Through the Eye of the Needle: Version II
  • The Schneider Technique
more threads get in the eye of the needle than seemingly possible
Inspired by Sep. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 9)
53
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Visions of Wonder, Volumes 1-3 by Tommy Wonder Aug. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 8)
94
Michael Close (reviewer) Visions of Wonder Volumes 1-3 by Tommy Wonder July 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 11)
33
Stephen Minch Jos Sticks
  • Memorial: Tommy Wonder
Sep. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 9)
48
Carlos Vaquera, Tommy Wonder Tommy Wonder interview from 1997
Related to Sep. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 9)
52
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks
Related to Oct. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 10)
10
Tommy Wonder Liebe Zauberfreunde
2006 1
Tommy Wonder Building an Act
  • Die richtige Einstellung
  • Notwendige Fähigkeiten
  • Eine Idee für die Darbietung entwickeln
  • Die Chancen des Erfolgs beurteilen
  • Realisieren Sie Ihre Darbietung
  • Verbessern Sie Ihr Darbietung
  • Anreize für das Publikum
  • Bühnentechniken
  • Sehr grundlegende Techniken des Theaters
  • Empfohlene Bücher
Also published here 2006 2
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) The Tommy Wonder Video: The British Close-Up Magic Symposium by Tommy Wonder July 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 7)
81
Tommy Wonder, Tom Stone Secret Pick-Up tabled card secretly transferred to deck
Also published here 2009 10
Roberto Giobbi Table Magic III: Openers for Private Shows at Tables on openers, ideas by Ron Wilson, Camillo and Tommy Wonder
2010
Secret Agenda (Issue July 20)
217
Chad Nelson Wonder Control bold and top/bottom discrepant dribble force and control
Inspired by 2010 7
Tommy Wonder, Tom Stone Secret Pick-Up tabled card secretly transferred to deck
Also published here 2011 182
Tom Stone Wonders of a Fragmented Vision
  • Lodestones
more on change blindness and related things, cups and balls sequence as example
Related toAlso published here July 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 7)
44
David Oliver (reviewer) Tamed Cards by Tommy Wonder Dec. 2013
Genii (Vol. 76 No. 12)
95
G Wonder's Surprise (惊爆蛋) Selected card vanishes from deck, appears inside sealed Kinder Surprise egg
Inspired by 2014 15
Alexander de Cova Tommy Wonder short comment about his folded card to case
Apr. 2014 555
Alexander de Cova The Signed Folded Card thoughts on the "folded card to container" effect
  • What is the effect?
  • Does it always have to be the climax for the Ambitious Card?
  • Fred Kaps and Tommy Wonder
  • Roberto Giobbi's Joker Routine
  • Jon Allen's Destination Box
  • The Clarity Box
  • Dramatic Structure
  • Why Always Playing Cards?
  • Things Don't Like Falling Alone
Also published here May 2014
Scrapbook (Issue 11)
78
Alex Ng Hopping Time Hopping Halves routine with time travel premise, coin keeps jumping back to fist to join another coin every time a wrist watch is used to touch the fist. At the end, both coins vanish and appear back in purse, while watch appears back on the wrist
Inspired by 2015 4
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Tommy Wonder's Two Cup Routine by Tommy Wonder Mar. 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 3)
78
Alexander de Cova Phase III: Travelling Coins with fist transfer
Inspired by 2015 90
Tommy Wonder Das erscheinende Ei egg appears on table in off-beat
Related to 2016 59
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Books of Wonder Volumes One and Two by Tommy Wonder (written by Stephen Minch)Also published here
  • Genii, June 1996
2017 27
Paul Vigil The Unexpected Wild Card fair selection matched by packet of duplicate prediction cards, on repeat the prediction packet changes to match new selection, "trick that cannot be explained"
Inspired by 2017 159
Tommy Wonder Small Packet Bottom Deal
Also published here 2017 182
Tommy Wonder Building an Act
  • The Right Mind Set
  • Necessary Skills
  • Acting Skills
  • Knowledge of Variety Acts
  • Magical Skills
  • Prop Building
  • Generating the Idea for the Act
  • Judge its Changes of Success
  • Make it Ready to be Performed
  • Find a Place to be Bad
  • Improve the Act
  • Audience Appeals
  • Stage Technique
  • Very Basic Elements of Theatre
  • Plot
  • Recommended Books
Also published here 2017 5
Harapan Ong Followers of Christ same Ace keeps appearing or turning over, then Aces find by cutting to them
Related to 2018 130
Alexander de Cova Was ist Misdirection?
  • Die Arten der Misdirection
  • Prophylaxe
  • Passive Techniken
  • Aktive Techniken
  • Post Misdirection
  • Wie ein Effekt entsteht
  • Fool the Mind First
  • Falsche Annahmen
  • Fazit
  • Verdacht zerstreuen
  • Die Automatic Response Library (ARL)
  • Motivation
  • Begründung
  • Notwendigkeit
  • Ein Spielaustausch
  • Die Grosse Ladung
  • Die Vorhersage
  • Zonen im Visuellen System
  • Das erscheinende Ei (Tommy Wonder)
  • Das 3er-System
  • Das Zwiebelmodell
  • Misdirection anwenden
    • Die Fragetechnik
    • Prophylaxe- und Post-Misdirection
Also published here 2018 21
Jeremiah Zuo A General Orientation
Related to 2019 vii
Helder Guimarães The Restless Joker "Notions of the Impossible"
named card is supposed to turn over, but Joker turns over repeatedly, Joker placed aside face down, it still turns over in deck and tabled card is named selection
Inspired byRelated to 2019 388
Patrick G. Redford Goodnight Elizabeth Elizabeth IV, but spectator is able to correctly guess both cards in a clear folder
Inspired by 2019 224
Nancy Colwell Feathers and Bricks Dollar bill splits into 2, then becomes 1 bill, then seems to increase in value before returning to original value
Inspired by 2021 13
Chris Westfall Greetings card appears inside stack of greeting cards in transparent envelope
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, July 2010
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