Sid Lorraine

Dollar bill that's a hundred years old.) so It can be finger palmed without bulging over the digits and telling the customers that the performer has cash on hand. (See illustration on page 437) This folded bill has a liberal blob of wax on the back (take no chances). When the three envelopes are stacked together the bill is pressed to the back of envelope No. 3 which is at the rear. The stack of envelopes with the money adhering is then placed in the inside coat pocket until needed. The routine...

Eddie Cliver

Editor's note Some might say this rightly belongs on the periodical Jinx Improvement page. However, Arthur Monroe's Voodoo, in Jinx No. 32, caused so much comment and has been written about so often, that I think this Clever version of the unusual theme will make possible an effect which many couldn't use before.) When the effect Voodoo first appeared in the Jinx I went wild over it. But I Just couldn't see spending 10.00 on it.(I know of four persons who did. Ed.) Therefore I evolved another...

Sruci Illiott

This is one of those simple yet hardly believable little stunts to do on qulok notice without complicated set-ups or gimmicks. It is perfect for a home offset but it is neoessary that t be home have a few goldfish of the contented type. The magician awaits the opportunity to show-off his powers, and brings in a glass of water and a carrot from the loe box. He takes a Jackknlfe from his pocket and starts to whittle away. Do you remember that craze, several years ago, he says, as be benignly outs...

Hank Thb Hermit

Effect A silk Is removed from the trousers pocket which is then shown empty. The silk Is marked with an Initialed label and then is vanished. A speotator produces It from the magician's pocket. The trick is repeated, and the spectator who Initialled the label Is asked to take the silk from the pocket, and identify It for himself. The equipment needed is two 15-inch red silks, a box of gamed labels (Dennison Index Tabs Ho. 217), and a handkerchief pull. A pencil also Is in your pooket. To...

Main Page

Tom Worthington, 3rd, mlmeo'd the 132nd issue of the Tablets of Osiris thi3 July, finish ing 11 years of unremitting warfare against exposing and S.A.M. policies. Composer of over 30 meanings for the initials of that oeiety, none of which are complementary, (high on our list is Some Are Magicians) this fire-breathing advocate of knowledge and ethics rounded out hi3 latest annum with a request of all magic clubs, to wit, Be a lore your members are sincere and that they understand magic and are...

Annemann

Ever since Charles Jordan first brought out the endless chain principle of a dovetail shuffle around 1919 (and I believe the discovery of the principle belonged to Arthur Finley) I have deplored the one shortcoming in the location of a selected card by this means. I mean the necessity of going through the deck five or six times to follow the loops of the chain, and it never could be hidden that the performer-was bobbing his head around and checking up on something. On August 7th of 1937, I was...

Ai Baker Magician

Here is one of those rare effects that have an anticlimax but become greater because of it. The base of the trick, or the addition part, is not, by any means, a new idea. Around this, however, Mr.Baker has woven a bit of chicanery which dresses the problem in a not soon to be forgotten guise. A spectator is chosen for the problem, and is handed a folded paper upon which the performer has scribbled something. Showing a large size slate, the-performer hands him chalk with, the request that he...

The Jinx Extra Cocktail

Mix four parts of gin with four parts of pineapple juice. Into this put a tablespoonful of lemon juice and follow with a double dash of bitters. Now throw in six lumps of ice and shake as though trying to do the Sucker Die Box trick in fifteen seconds flat. Pour and consume. The Jinx publisher will present a set of the new manhole type cocktail glass coasters to the magician who can 'go for' three of these and then find his wand in time for the supper show. A PLASH RIBBON RESTORATION. (John K....

Numberitus

It's an old trick. It's still fundamentally sound, however, and all that it has needed was a little detail- which would throw off the scent those who had learned the principle from cheap books and throwaways. How many times have you, you and you performed a card trick only to have someone grab the deck and feel for strippers Even though the trick performed couldn't possibly have been done by using that principle. This new (to print) angle is a perfect disguise for the effect...

Info

Just as this Issue Is being finished so as to get out on tluie for onoe, a bit of news leaks out that another monthly publication is being readied for perusal by those magic minded. It is being plotted as a 6 x 9 in size and will con-1 tain four effects. The pages will be in loose leaf style and a binder furnished, I presume, at nominal cost. It will sell for a quarter. I don't feel at liberty to reveal the source but I wish him all the luck that he will need. I've found It far from an easy Job...

WBumn nyoM

The Calypso singers, Trinidad troubadours now quite the Broadway rage have a coffee color complexioned leader actually named Houdinl. This form of lyrical singing is as new as the handcuff and look breaking era started by our own Houdini back in the 1890's. --- Memories When Bill Larsen wrote Jr. after his name when Ben Krena was the Mickey MacDougall of his day around NYC when the address on the ads read Blackstone Magic Co., Percy Abbott, Mgr. when Edga'r Bergen used to be on the SAM shows...

Brain Wave Deck

Bight years ago, In 1930, I evolved what was a new effect In subtle eardology. A mentally chosen card was to automatically turn over in the deck There could be no sleight or fumble of a known nature, and the card must be an absolute free choice from among the 52. Hie method, with which I had good success in deceiving not a few of the experts,was baaed on a principle of preparing cards on their surfaoe so that when a pair of these treated sides did cons into contact they would adhere enough to...

The Arbuthnot Canfield Solitaire Stack

Away back when the Jinx was be-stablized, ('twill never be. Ed.) there was published a stack that would beat the solitaire game of Canfield. Now, and with as few ecologies as will save face, we offer Mr. Arbuthnot's arrangement, easily made, for beating that gambling houses' money maker. Our oreviously printed set-up was, to the fast crowd, an old maid's version too easily, on percentage, broken. Canfield, who ran the famous Casino in the Gay Nineties, and who originated this type of solitaire,...

Crack Magician Explains Some Tricks

With the ropes through her pants, Nadine holds the four loose ends in her hands, ready for the next phase of this unusually attractive trick. With the ropes through her pants, Nadine holds the four loose ends in her hands, ready for the next phase of this unusually attractive trick. To an upright magician, it is black heresy to expose a trick. For such a crime the Society of American Magicians sometimes expels its members. While LIFE sympathizes with this policy, it also believes that more...

Further Than That

Presentation Magicians have had to alter the workings of many of their mysteries to the trend of the times. Illusionists to-day, croon a night Club floor and surrounded by people, can perform miracles never even dreamed of but a decade ago. I have been asked as to what a card manipulator can do to-day that wasn't possible a few years ago. This is one thing. Will you help me, sir Old time performers would fan the deck of cards for you to make a selection, BUT, as I am demonstrating modern,...

Magic Moves To The Night Clubs

AS ILLUSIONISTS DESERT OLD PROPS ooftninq (n.Y.) leader APRIL 25, 1939 NU.V YORK -M Outstripped by science ax wdnder working on the grand scale, magic Is shelving elaborate apparatus and turning back the clock to sleight-of-hand. In night clubs, hotels and grills, before intimate groups at private parties, there is scant room for diving tanks and bisectable girls in boxes. Modern sorcerers must work In the open as their predecessors In black art practiced where they could -rather a street...

Crisscross

Effect The performer writes ori a piece of paper a number and the name of a card, on another paper, a spectator also secretly writes a number and the name of a card. The pack is dealt Into two piles, The performer's card Is found in one of the piles at a position corresponding to the spectator's number the spectator's card Is found In the other pile at a position corresponding to the performer's number. The idea of this problem is that the performer makes a double prophecy to start. He writes...

Geor6ia Wonder

(Note by Annemann When my first years of magical cramming had passed I found myself intrigued mostly by escapes, spiritualistic phenomena, occult and psychic effects, and mind-reading mysteries. This was probably because such performances seemed to have a call on the supernatural, moreseo than other magical phenomena which was so dependent upon the quickness of the hand. Next to the publicity possibilities of muscle-reading I was sold on the type of scientific trickery made famous in her day by...

Walter Gibson

This effect Is an excellent mate, or sequel, to the Dal Vernon Up and Down trlclc In Jinx No. 38. Both use 20 cards dealt from a shuffled deck and follow each other logically. The magician deals off any twenty cards from any deck. One person looks through and notes a certain card - also Its number from the top -as the three of diamonds, eight from the top. Another person does the same, noting say, the four of spades, fifteen from the top. It Is specified that each number must be BETWEEN one and...

Cnerchez La Lady

T> his little routine is based on an effect * originated by Sid Lorraine, I believe, and later improved by Theo. Annemann. I have elaborated the effect and have applied some different methods. Three playing cards, a black jack, a black king, and a red queen, are handed a spectator. He mixes them well and then holds them in front of him fan-wise with the backs facing you. Tip to now you have stood ten or fifteen feet in front of him. Walk towards him, look into his eyes, and say, I am going to...

James Stewart

Our May 1938 issue No. 44 had what now is becoming much discussed, or at least mentioned by various magical mag writers. The prophecy (to a day I) when Austria would lose her independence was offset a bit by A country, not long ago thought to be strong and stormproof, will offer a very pitiful spectacle. The date given was July 22, and two months later came Munich. This was all Oct. 1937 prophecy business via astrology. However, the spine tingler angle on that Polish monk's seering, (also in...

Magical Echo

Back in 1921, nineteen years ago, there appeared upon the advertising pages of magical Journals a sales item called by the coined name XKWIZIT. This momentary phenomenon carried this message to prospective buyers. A subtle principle applied to a deck of cards which absolutely does away with the pass and takes the place of stripper decks, long and short cards, forcing decks, marked cards, etc. Invaluable to any card worker - as the deck may be shuffled by a spectator both before and sifter the...

Priceone Dollar And A Half

There are four cards still, but the chosen card is missing. I saw Nate Leipsig do the trick a number of times. A card can be dropped flatwise and it always will float to the floor without turning over. Flatwise, not edgewise. Twice that I can remember he let those stuck together cards fall with the others and WAIiCED away from them as he STARTED TALKING ABOUT ANOTHER TRICK which he proceeded to do with the rest of the pack. In the meantime, a friend picked up the cards from the floor and...

Maqs Burned Overexposes

Pacific Coast magicians are burned up about the activities of Julien J, Proskauer, president oi the Parent Assembly (N.Y.) ol the Society ot American Magicians, and formal complaint charging unethical conduct will be Hied tonight (23) against him by an alternate in New York. If Proskauer does not resign locals in Los Angeles and San FranCisco threaten to drop out of the Society. Proskauer is accused of exploiting his office for his own personal benefit and with having exposed the secrets of...

The Henry E Dixie Cigarette Vanish

(This contribution lias been the best answer to the production of a full deck query which was in The Jinx No. 7 for April, 1935 I'm still trying to get the last part, the vanish,cleared up. Ed.) In effect, the performer shows two tambourine rings and a sheet of tissue paper. A drumhead is formed with paper and rings and freely shown on both sides. Holding it hanging down in left hand, the right is shown perfectly empty and then plunged through tambourine from back to front. In the hand, upon...

The Patter

Ladies and Gentlemen I must tell you about the time Santa Claus was fooled, not by getting into the wrong chimney, but by something in his sleigh that he hadn't known was built by a helper back at his ITorth Pole workshop. 1 'Twas the night before Christmas When, all through the house, Hot a creature was stirring -Hot even a mouse. By an overhead sound, As dovm the chimney St. Nicholas Came with a bound. He had packed in his sack, And he looked like a peddler With that load on his back. Nor...

The Great Dante

A T the conclusion of hi magic ahow, Sim Sala Bim, now I installed at the Morosco, Professor Dante addresses tha audience somewhat aa follows Wa hope you have liked our ahow. If you have, tell your friend about it. We naturally want to stay here long a possible. Brings your children if you haven't any, borrow some next door. It'a a clean ahow. We play matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays and every evening, including Sundays. Although that may sound like a shameless sales talk, unbecoming such a...

Be A Sport

When asked, pretend to think of a tune, but whatever is played, say That's it. Thanks for cooperating. Please don't tell anybody how we did it He is told to look at it and keep its identity a secret. Then he is to mix it thoroughly among the other 51 cards. The performer next spreads the full pack face up on the table and can locate the card himself, or, in an effective way by letting the spectator hold his (performer's wrist) while he finds it apparently by thought (muscle) reading. SECRET The...

Tni Jaipur Jinnee

Natural looking methods for the selection of a book page and word are seldom seen. With the following method, the principle of a recent Illusion, and an older die and frame triok, has been brought into play, and provides a most perfeot way of getting to the proper page. Seme of the complicated methods seen should always be performed in a show where there Is an intermission. Than one could start the selection before intermission, during Intermission perform all of the Intricate and complicated...

Show Bookmarks

May 21st saw the passing of Henry Welsh Miller at the age of 72. The younger magical generation doesn't know much about him but the older ones will remember when, over thirty years ago, he was 'top3' in coin manipulation and more than held his own during the card and coin manipulative era at the turn of the century. Foreign cities especially, made much of him, and even at 72 there were few who could duplicate some of his coin manipulations and palms. On May 24th, the Opera House on East 67th...

G H

In room marked A two men were placed The third he lodged in Bs The fourth to C was then assigned The fifth retired to D. In E the sixth he tucked away And in F the seventh man The eighth and ninth in G and H And then to A he ran. Wherein the host, as I have said, Had laid two travellers by, Then taking one - the tenth and last -He lodged him safe in I. Nine single rooms - a room for each Were made to serve for ten, And this it is that puzzles me, And many wiser men. lofcur new Fifth Row, Center...

Uncontrollable Caito Or

This test, as well as the next, are so closely allied to The Umbrella Test that the same observations made with reference to that apply to these. These are controlled by the same mechanical principles as was that test. The positions of the parties in malting these two tests are shown in illustrations Nos. 6 and 7. The positions in hold ing the cane or cue are suown in No. 6. And in holding the chair in Ho. 7. In these positions the experimenter (or experimenters, for several make take oart in...

Th Conclave

Batavia Crowded With Masters of 'Now You See It, Now You Don't' DISCLOSURE of the subtle trickery used in professional gambling is made in this card presentation. Don F. E. Fox, local magician, (standing) will appear with Mr. X, a Utica business man, at two magicians' conventions shortly t< 5 demonstrate the crafty manipulations worked out by the men who make their living by riding the trains and promote games with unsuspecting victims. any number of other members, but Mr. Durbin's candidate...

This Action With The Boxes Is All Ever Needed To Unconsciously Convince Watchers That The Hands Are Empty

The right hand now empties its load onto the left hand, to be followed by another box onto the right. This right hand now holds the fourth box seen. It empties onto the left hand the fifth and last box. BUT THIS BOX HAS NO BOTTOM. And from this last box is dumped the coin into the waiting hand3 of the spectator who first loaned the coin. The metal currency has been seen fairly wrapped and vanished during the process of buim-ing. The handling of the box set has shown how Impossible it would be...

Torn And Restored Card Trick Using A Tray

Almost everyone has tried out a torn card trick. Invariably, the performer underestimates the mentality of his audience, to the extent that he thinks they think the pieces unite again in a solid piece. Regardless of opinions, it's an absolute fallacy, because the modern audience, different from that of Merlin's time, KNOWS that a magus is CLEVER rather than SUPERNATURAL. And It would take a supernatural power to actually renew the card. On the other hand, the performer can perform to a natural...

Mental Rescue a Tripredicti

Have you read Hilliard's Greater Magic In that gargantuan tome of ephemeral mysteries emphasis is placed on subtlety rather than on finger-flinging, which Hllllardesque term is undoubtedly destined to live through the ages. Tricks of inspired artistry, gleaned from the minds of those high in subterfuge,seem to live for the sole purpose of refuting that misguided adage, The hand is quicker than the eye. I feel quite sure of having here evolved a new and different effect for card table...

Orgia Wonder

(Note by Annemann When my first years of magical cramming had passed I found myself intrigued mostly by escapes, spiritualistic phenomena, occult and psychic effects, and mind-reading mysteries. This was probably because such performances seemed to have a call on the supernatural, moreseo than other magical phenomena which was so dependent upon the quickness of the hand. Next to the publicity possibilities of muscle-reading X was sold on the type of scientific trickery made famous in her day by...

Improvements On Ultimo

A little previous preparation and a subtle exchange of a portion of de'-'- enable you to present three adai- tional feats and to pass deck for examination and shuffling before and after. Call ULTIMO pack Deck 1 and extra pack Deck 2. In the following directions the four suits are abbreviated Spades, S Hearts, H Clubs, C Diamonds, D. The denominations Ace, King, Queen and Jack will be referred to respectively as A, K, Q, J. Remove ail the single cards from Deck I, and arrange the double-backers,...

Dai Vernon

Or didn't yoy notice Our tiff JU was depleted by 50i during the month when brother Leland decided that matrimonial duties must come before magic paper distribution. The loss Is somewhat offset by the fast that X tun now being called uncle, but after three and a half years of paying no attention to the business end ef Jlnxi.au*, I find myself appreciating very very much the work he did for me. What becaipe of that meritorious effort on the part of the S.A.M. to pontaot all...

Theodore Annemann

A Short Biographical Note by Peter Warlock. Just as there are legions of names in Magic which seem so ordinary and commonplace, there are others which seem to breathe Magic in their pronouncement Devant is such a name and Annemann is another. It is a name too that stands for good things in Magic. Magicians on this side of the Atlantic (and possibly on the other side too) have become wary of the attractiveness of American magical advertising, but the name of Annemann stands high for the reason...

Ghost Writer

A freely selected card, inserted face up into the face down deck while all is held behind a spectator's back, is further protected by his wrapping the cards in a handkerchief. The performer shows two slates, puts than together, and the deck in its covering placed on top. After an incantation the r> ack of cards is unwrapoed and spread. The card below the faced one is shown. The performer slides slates apart to show its name written on one surfaee. Then the card above the re versed one is...

Twentieth Century Cards

Here is a nice card effect for club programs and one that will be found different from the usual run of card tricks. The performer has at hand a deck of cards, a ticket punch, and a two yard length of half inch ribbon threaded to a large darning needle. A spectator freely selects a card and the performer hands him the ticket punch with the request that he punch a hole near one of the four corners. The card is now returned to the center of deck and shuffled. Picking a card from the top of the...

January

KAQIC -- Age cannot wither, nor custom stale her infinite variety. William Shakespeare One of my favorite story trioks for the past seven years, since 1929, Is the one I'm describing here together with the patter angle, which is probably the really Interesting part of it all. It's the first time the trick has seen print, although back around the time of its put-together I sold three private copies. First I'll give the effect, then the method, and finally the story. But, as I've said before, the...

From William Laksen

Charles Miller, in my opinion the most skilled card man I have ever seen, just left. I have done all the work on the Genii it is possible to do, thus far. Tomorrow Is an easy day, all my friends are sobering up, and I, alone, remain awake to curse the heat of a tropical evening and answer your letter with the first of the combinations I promised. It is all taken from the 3ummer, 1935 Extra, and has been successfully performed, not only before lay audiences, but...

Brain Wave Ebck

To assemble the deok, torn each card in the top row face down on the card under it In the bottom row. Assemble these heaps by putting the left end pile of two on the next to its right. These cards are all put on the next to their right, ete. Van out the cards frost left to right naturally and no faoes will be seen, no natter which aide of the deck nay be upward. However, each side will show backs of an opposite oolor At any moment it is possible to separate a pair and show the faoe up card...

Oscar Wiegle Jr

A number of white pasteboard cards are shown all different and to contain a number on one side, all numbers varying in the hundreds and thousands. The cards are shuffled, and after cutting, a spectator removes five, holding number sides down. On a slate the performer now chalks, THE TOTAL OP THE NUMBERS SELECTED WILL BE, explaining that a helpful spirit will write In chalk the total of the addition to be arrived at presently. Another slate is given spectator, he copying the numbers selected...

Arthur B Monroe

Behind the Scenes with the Private Investigator. Columbia University Club. May 6, 1941 - N.Y.C. Reviewed by Leo ady Luck - that glistening, giddy, gaudy gold digger, Scintilating and bedecked in dazzling glory - ever tantalizing and captivating - always beckoning the exciting adventurer to share her riches, to partake of her supreme favors and her glittering promises of a sweet life of luxury and ease - and her only exacting demand for this golden reward is to court her at the green cloth and...

A magical ech

(Note by Annemann During the past year there have been several variations of an English effect produced, all of which have made good use of the black art principle. With the popularity of the tricks in mind I'm presenting here one which has lots to recommend it besides the small cost in making it up.) To the many and varied production boxe at present before the magical fraternity, I have yet another to add. This one I believe will meet with the approval of all, as there are many-points in its...

All The Secrets Of The Magic

Volume 1 19 Lessons 410 Pages 918 Illustrations 20. How to Please Your Audience 26. 22. Double Paper Mysteries many 28. deceptive effects 24. Cigarette Magic, with lighted 30. and unlighted cigarettes 31. 25. Sleight of Hand with Cards- 32. back palm, seconds, etc. 33. Selected Card Mysteries Rising Cards (17 methods) Egg Magic Tarbell's Egg Bag Unbreakable Egg, etc. Billiard Ball Manipulation Handkerchief Magic, DeLuxe Rope Magic new, clever Ghostlite Mysteries I llusions low cost effects...

The Phantom Artist

Percy Naldrett first published the effect of this quite perfect program trick under the name The Celebrity Trick. However, the most important part of the stunt, the cut-out sketches, were not given, and it was left to the individual performer who saw the trick's possibilities to have them specially made. At that time, twelve years ago, I became very enamored with the idea, and obtained a set of ten pictures from an artist in Syracuse, New York. For several years after that, I believe I was the...

Charge Magically Denied

Verdict Finding Society's Head Not Guilty Appears From Just Nowhere No more mystery ever surrounded a Houdini masterpiece than cloaked the meeting of the parent assembly i of the Society of American Magi-clan at the McAlpin last night. ' Most of the mystery, however, wu official. Everybody involved in the case of the California Mem-i bership vs. Julien J. Proskauer, assembly president, accused of the unpardonable sin of telling how tricks are done was officially aa mum as John Mulholland after...

This Should End The Burling Hull Matter

Prom a magician known to most Jinx readers, at least by name, I have received a letter which may put a different aspect on my recent correspondence with Burling. I am always ready to be set right, when I am wrong, and I value this man's judgement and opinion. Hence I shall quote his letter here, in all fairness. First I shall give brief extracts from his letter, then I shall print the letter in full, below. Extracts ---- You were wrong in saying what you did about Burling Hull Nothing that you...

Etchings In Hacic

- ach one of us has but to close his eyes to m* visualize magicians of the past and present in endless array as though he were walking through a gallery dedicated to If this be magic, let it be an Art. There we see the oil paintings and brilliant water color portraits of Herrmann The Great, Kellar, Thurston, Houdini, Goldin, DeBiere, Devant, Ching Ling Poo, Chung Ling Soo, Okito, Carter and Nikola. Turning our head we see pencil sketches sharp black and whites familiar to the Dublic such as...

Jack vosburgh

Any card or cards selected freely from this deck can be revsaidd by a complete spelling, card for letter, including the of and the final s. There is no forcing and the pack is a regular one of all different cards. The principle secret lies in the fact that the back design of the pack is one-way. The cards spelling with 10,11,and 12 letters are turned against those spelling with 13,14,and 15 letters. That's the preparation. The aeck may be overhand shuffled freely as the cards themselves are in...

Elliott At Play

While not a magical item strictly, this party game has served me well at times when ny tricks weren't being too well appreciated. , called My grandmother likes --- . it has the advantage of being usable when only one other person besides yourself is present as well as being practical when a lot of guests gather close and enter into the mental arena. At such a time the cumulative build-up becomes positively terrific. Let us call it one of those verbal mysteries for which everyone becomes more...

Jinx Extra

S.NORMANDIE from England to the United States, en route to the Annual Convention of Die International Brotherhood of Magicians, at Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.A. June 14,15,16, 1939 Dr. H. Park-Shackleton Mrs. Edgar Reid Deveen Walter Wardman Miss EsmS Levante Mrs. Stanley Ballard Mrs. H. Park-Shackleton Mrs. L. Levante Edgar Reid Mrs. T. Darlington Tom Darlington Mrs. Edmund Younger Malcolm Stuart Edmund Younger Mrs. T. Moss Levante John Ramsey Stanley Ballard I feel rather...

Jgthompson Jr

Quite some years ago our trade journals were seldom without an advertisement by a person named A. Honigman, of Canada. Mr. Honigman was selling an intrigue labeled The Language of The Eyes and th gist of the adverts was that one could read another's thoughts merely by looking deeply into hie eyes. Now this may be true when practised by soul mates but it isn't readily applied by the mystical fraternity. Mr. Honigman's denouement, after seeing with his own eyes a certified check or money order,...

The Mystery Of The Blackboard

This is one of those effects that can be built into feature proportions due to the many possibilities for spectacular presentation. It is strictly a one man stunt and needs practically no apparatus or preparation. I say again, and make it emphatic, that the secret is subtle and never suspected by the audience because it takes place right 1 before their very eyes and in a natural manner. On platform, stage or front of room is a blackboard facing the audience. Chalk and eraser are at hand. The...

An Original Faked Envelope

Faked envelopes all run along the same basic principles but I think that I have a new variation and also a very practical improvement on the old style. I've never considered such envelopes as sound magic when used to obviously change an article. We know they do, but if an audience sees the Four of Spades go in, and the Ace of Clubs come out, they at once consider the envelope as the medium of exchange and center their interest upon it. However, if a card is freely chosen and sealed without...

Fro U Beyond Tbb Grave

Here is an effect which is original with me and one that has been reposing in my notebook for several years, ky idea orisinallv easier. Hand them to a spectator and ask that they use any one of them. Take back those left and ask the person to thiak for a moment of a relative or friend who is not living. This name, (first and last) they are to write on one side of the card awl keep it writing side down. The card is returned to the packet of blanks and a spectator shuffles them well, ihe...

L Vosburgh Lyons

Dollar bills,(or higher if you can get them) are always of interest to an audience. This original exchange which is the last word in constant visibility can be used for any number of tricks which require substitution either for another bill, or a dummy. In the latter case we would like to go on record as never having seen a dummy bill which could be considered a safe counterpart. We speak, naturally, as safe pertains to entertainment purposes only. Fertaining to dummies we know of those who...

Rooms

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The Spectral Seamstress

Exact Effect A beautiful 17-inch square handkerchief, white with a contrasting border, is passed for examination, and three spools of different colored silk are shown. Either of the three spools is selected (not forced) and the handkerchief is rolled around the spool of silk and tied there. With no substitution whatever the spool is strung on a piece of cord with a cloth button at one end to keep the spool from coming off, and in this condition the spool of silk and the encircling handkerchief...

Bvh

The two magicians wera friends and when not engaged in entertaining audiences with their I tricks, spent many evenings together amiably hoodwinking each other. In spite of Thurston's ability to perform supernatural tricks in .an entirely natural way, he was a .strong believer la immortality. Dun-jnlnger, on the other hand, is a skeptic, and the two hocus-pocus 1 experts used to discuss the question As a token of his friendship for Dunninger, Thurston several years ago presented him with a small...

Whim Of Tituba

Effect IS the thing, and this different. Three books or magazines are shown and one selected by choice. The performer has three piles of envelopes, each of a different size so they can he nested the other. From the smallest pile he spectator one into which he puts a blank piece of paper and seals. The envelope is placed into one of the next size larger and the spectator writes his name across the flap. This marked set of two envelopes is now sealed in the last and largest size of the three....

R M Jamison

Editor's note The following Cup and Ball man- euvre will fit in very nicely with the subsequent effects covered in the very exhaustive treatise in Jinx issues 35 through 47. Regardless of the thousand and one moves for this effect, here Is an original routine to be used as the opening, designed to eliminate the usual unorthodox repeated hands to pocket moves. The three balls only, used In the trick, lay openly on the left palm, and cups can be examined. This opening routine ends nevertheless...

The Jinx Program

JINX Programs are a revolutionary idea that is finding favor with EVERYONE interested in the art of magic, whether he be an amateur or top flight professional. Never before has there been a series of completely routined programs, explained in detail, ready for your presentation. Never before have professional secrets of distinction been carefully and correctly arrayed with a cloak of showmanship. NOW it is possible for YOU to have at hand any number of complete programs ready for your immediate...

Two Mystehies

Using two decics of cards, one is handed the subject and the other kept by the performer. The performer shuffles and so does the subject. The performer now covers his deck with a handkerchief and the spectator cuts off a portion by lifting them through the cloth. The card below this cut is laid aside or given another person. Turn about is fair play, so the spectator now is asked to cover his deck with the handkerchiefs The performer cuts off a portion and the spectator himself removes the card...

Verne Chesbro

Several methods for doing similar effects as given here have been invented, but my ideas will be found to give maximum effect for the least trouble. No memory systems are involved, neither are there complicated formulae or procedures to drive the magus to distraction. The effect is simply this A spectator is allowed to remove a card from the pack. The performer, running through the cards but once, proceeds to mentally eliminate all the cards but the one held by the spectator, thus naming it....

Fredr1c Kolb

This is a routine of more or less standard items, which, when combined, offer an interesting experiment that can find a spot on almost any club or home program. The impression upon the audience, when numbers are merely thought of, is very-good as I have proven to my satisfact- The patter is based upon the magic of numbers lots of material can be found on that subject plus the fact that some scientists have been investigating the possibility of photographing thought waves, notably among them...

Rajah Kaboid

JOSEPH MCU NEWS-PREftt __APRIL 29, 1W Mr . Harry Houdtnl. widow of the famous magician. announces that she Mil uiake oue more at tempt to establish contact with the spirit of her dead husband. stie will conduct a public seance and for that purpose will beg. borrow or rent somebody's mountain top, so aa to be near the heavens. Without entering the controversy over spiritualism. and offering only respect for the religious belief of any and all. one can be pardoned for suggesting that Mrs....

Miraskill

Imnediataly the performer tails another spectator to gather together tha cards and shuffle them thoroughly. Ha writes a prophaoy on tha sacond pieces of paper AND THEN ASKS spaotator which color ha wants for himself, tailing him to place pairs of that color in front of himself, pairs of tha other color In front of tha performer, and pairs of mix ad colors to tha aide. Again the cards ara separated and again the two piles ara counted. Tha prophecy, this time, reads, We will both have tha same...

Index Page Vol 51 100

Treasurer Society of American Magician . AS a compliment to his intertst in magic. Dr. Stram R. Ellison, a physician and one of the best k gt xwn members of the Af ystic Shrine in the United States, was recently elected Treasure ' of the Society of American Magteians of Sen- York, of wh h he ho long been mender. Magic hau been Dr. Ellison's lifetime hobby. Though not a magician himself, he hat solved all the greatest illusions show by the foremost enXertatners of the past forty yearx ami hoc...

Elliott Research

O the left of this para graph is a reproduction from The New Yorker magazine. When first we read the quaint oddity it came to mind that mystery artists in general could make fine use of such material. Our idea is to have the entire outlined section reproducedupon a part of your next folder and prospectus soliciting engagements. It has been within our province to learn that such a space filler is an attention getter, for recipients of a circular containing matter of this sort will settle back...

Indian Rope Trick

Your readers hive possibly been bear tag About the 'Indian Rope Trick mo hive wondered if mob a thing is mythical or a reality. I submit this picture as evidence. I can personally vouch for Its accuracy and freedom from staged settings and trick photography. In fact, I took the plctui Myself, having hidden In a bamboo thicket for the express purpom of doing no. Imagine, please, my gmuement and sheer delight when I saw this man actual- be sure not to make it apparent that you are giving them out...