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John Mulholland - The Sphinx Volume 40 (Mar 1941 - Feb 1942)

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VOLUME 40





NO. 1: MARCH 1941


 

The Birth of Old Glory. By A. M. Wilson, M.D.

7

The Magic Door. By Howard Thurston.

8

Card Effect With Two Packs. By Nate Leipzig.

10

Potato Jones And His Amazing Disappearance. Horace Goldin.

11

The Miser's Dream As I Do It. By T. Nelson Downs.

12

Houdini-Hardeen Strait-Jacket Escape. By Theo. Hardeen Brother of Houdini.

14

Hi-Strung. By Okito and Fu-Manchu.

16

The Witch Of The Flame. Eugene Laurant.

18

The Triple Escape. By Levante.

20

A Great Production. By Blackstone.

21

The Coin Roll Vanish. By Paul LePaul.

22

Birch Vanishes Fifty Rabbits. By Birch.

23

Mobilizing The Aces. By Dai Vernon.

24

Watches, Tin Can, And Loaf. By Jose Frakson.

26

Harbin's Production Box. By Robert Harbin.

27

What Makes A Trick. By Al Baker.

28

Card In The Candle. By Ed. Reno.

29

Thinking Is A Good Trick. By "Silent" Mora.

30

The Vice Versa Rabbit Mystery. By Harlan Tarbell.

31

The Perennial Question. By Jack Gwynne.

32

Many Things Happen. By Harry Kellar.

33

I Was A Hindu Prince. By Nicola.

34

Forty Years Ago And More. By E.P. Ransom.

36

Portrait: Alexander Herrmann.

43

Portrait: Buatier DeKolta.

44

Portrait: Harry Kellar.

45

Portrait: Howard Thurston.

46

Portrait: Harry Houdini.

47

Portrait: T. Nelson Downs.

48

Portrait: Horace Goldin.

49

Portrait: Nate Leipzig.

50

Portrait: David Bamberg (Fu Manchu).

51

Portrait: Birch.

52

Portrait: Harry Blackstone.

53

Portrait: Cardini.

54

Portrait: Chang.

55

Portrait: Keith Clark.

56

Portrait: Ade Duval.

57

Portrait: Frakson.

58

Portrait: Hardeen.

59

Portrait: Will Rock.

60

Portrait: Paul Rosini.

61

Portrait: Tarbell.

62

Looking Backwards.

63

Hocus Pocus Revue of 1941.

63

Editor's Page.

64

Squawks. By Frazee.

65

25 Years Ago.

65

London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.

65

M.U.M. Edited by Leslie P. Guest.

66

- National Council Meeting.

66

- Valley Conjurer's Assembly 17. By George J. Ellsworth.

66

- South Calif. Assembly No. 22. By Gerald Kosky.

66

- Worcester Assembly No. 16. By Jordan J. Derderian.

67

- Cleveland Assembly No. 10. By Robert B. Andrews.

67

- Rouclere Assembly No. 25.

67

- Dallas Assembly No. 13. By Carl E. Hunt.

67

- Queen City Mystics Assembly 11. By Harold F. Puff.

68

- Central City Assembly No. 14. By Howard Warringer.

68

- Harry Houdini Assembly No. 29. By Vynn Boyar.

68

- North Conn. Assembly No. 21. By Warren O. Cosgrove.

68

- Texas Assembly No. 19. By John L. Feeney.

69

- Philadelphia Assembly No. 4. By Walter S. Fogg.

69

- Chicago Assembly No. 3. By Geo. H. Turner.

69

Directory of Magic Clubs Affiliated and Independent.

70

Parent Assembly News. Edited by Steven Phillips.

72

Magical Apparatus.

73

Max Holden.

79

Percy Abbott.

83





NO. 2: APRIL 1941


 

Cover.

108

R. I. Issue.

108

Rhode Island Magicians. By C. Foster Fenner.

108

Miracles for Sale.

108

Joining Ropes. By "Think-A-Drink" Hoffman.

109

Penetrating Gold Fish. By C. Foster Fenner.

110

Magic Photography.

110

Color Changing Balloon. By Williston.

111

Break-away Box. By E. Donald Emery.

112

Surprise Coin Production. By Edward L. Whitford.

112

Prediction & Card Reverse. By Tony Kardyro.

112

The Magic Light. By Robert E. Graham.

113

Perplexing Pasteboard Problem. By H. Adrian Smith.

113

Magic, Rabbits and Lithos. By Chas. A. RossKam.

114

Ottokar Fischer Dies.

117

William A Ransom Dies.

117

Magic in Print: Card Tricks Anyone Can Do. Laer At Trylie and Tankelaeseren. Magic and Mysteries of India. Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks. Reel Magic. Catalog.

117

Editor's Page.

118

Squawks. By Frazee.

119

25 Years Ago.

119

London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.

119

M.U.M. Edited by Leslie P. Guest.

120

- Indianapolis Assembly No. 31. By William F. Steinmetz.

120

- Atlanta Assembly No. 30. By Mrs. H. R. Hulse.

120

- Queen City Mystics Assembly No. 11. By Harold Puff.

120

- Ohama Assembly No. 7. By John Keenan.

120

- Central City Assembly No. 14. By Howard Waringer.

120

- Harry Houdini Assembly No. 29. By Vynn Boyar.

121

- Northern Conn. Assembly No. 21. By Warren O. Cosgrove.

121

- Southern Calif. Assembly No. 22. By Gerald Kosky.

121

- Worcester Assembly No. 16. By Jordan J. Derderian.

121

- Chicago Assembly No. 3. By Geo. H. Turner.

121

- Valley Conjurer's Assembly No. 17.

122

- Royal L. Vilas Assembly No. 20. By Jerry Wallston.

122

- Rhode Island Assembly No. 26. By Fred Poole, Jr.

122

- Rouclere Assembly No. 25. By Douglas Ebocker.

122

- Boston Assembly No. 9. By Dick Fowler.

122

- Pittsburgh Assembly No. 18. By Jean Fole.

123

- Robert Houdin Assembly No. 24. By B. O. Burgin.

123

- Philadelphia Assembly No. 4. By Walter S. Fogg.

123

Parent Assembly News. Edited by Steven Phillips.

125





NO. 3: MAY 1941


 

Cover.

132

Future Events.

132

Miracles for Sale: Reels. "Ringo-Stick". Miracle Telephone Trick. Grant's Superba. Rat Trap for Card. Kanter's Rabbit. Television Frame. The Ghost Mirror. Silk Penetration.

132

Knifed. By Robert Harbin.

133

A Chinaman's Chance. By Winston H. Freer.

134

The Lone Camels of Abou. By Thomas W. Duncan.

134

Tophat, Cane, and Flowers. By Milbourne Christopher.

135

Silk to Ribbons, and Bouquet. By J. Brown.

135

More Providence Magic:

136

- Paper Tearing. By George Wetherald.

136

- Very Effective. By Ralph Capasso.

136

- Deceptive Coin Move. By Olindo Galluccio.

136

- Two Live Rabits From A Hat. By Karson.

136

- The Vanishing Cream. By John H. Percival.

137

- Cartoon. By Watson.

137

- Easy Card Control. By Gerald Kosky.

138

- Show The Card To The Pad. By Gerald L. Kaufman.

138

- Glass of Milk Routine. By Emil M. Loew.

138

- Murder Mystery with Cards. By Clayton Rawson.

139

"How's Tricks?" By Ade Duval.

140

Portrait: Russell Swann.

141

Editor's Page.

142

Squawks. By Frazee.

143

25 Years Ago.

143

Magic in Print: Design for Magic. Old Tricks Made New. Something Borrowed - Something New.

143

London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.

144

M.U.M. Edited by Leslie P. Guest.

145

- Rhode Island Assembly No. 26. By Fred Poole, Jr.

145

- Atlanta Assembly No. 30. By H. R. Hulse.

145

- Golden Gate Assembly No. 2. By Harry R. Voges.

145

- Queen City Mystics Assembly No. 11. By Harold F. Puff.

146

- Omaha Assembly No. 7. By John Keenan.

146

- Texas Assembly No. 19. By Dr. John L. Feeney.

146

- Harry Houdini Assembly No. 29. By Vynn Boyar.

146

- Chicago Assembly No. 3. By Geo. H. Turner.

146

- Northern Conn. Assembly No. 21. By Warren O. Cosgrove.

147

- Philadelphia Assembly No. 4. By Walter S. Fogg.

147

- Worcester Assembly No. 16. By Jordan J. Derderian.

147

- Southern Calif. Assembly No. 22. By Gerald Kosky.

147

- Valley Conjurers Assembly No. 17. By George J. Ellsworth.

148

- Rouclere Assembly No. 25. By Douglas Ebocker.

148

- Pittsburgh Assembly No. 18. By Jean Fole.

148

- Boston Assembly No. 9. By Dick Fowler.

148

Parent Assembly News. Edited by Steven Phillips.

149





NO. 4: JUNE 1941


 

Cover.

156

Future Events.

156

Miracles for Sale: Double Visible Blockgo. Get-Em-Snake. Think. Berg's Latest Blank Deck. Spirit-Buzzer. Tele-Vision.

156

Dealer's Providence Show.

156

The Miaco Color Change. By Miaco.

157

A Novel Drum or Hat Load. By C. Foster Fenner.

158

Making A Mistake. By Clarence Perry.

158

Sam in China.

158

Harbin's Super Newspaper Reading. By Robert Harbin.

159

The Great Checker Mystery. By J. Brown.

159

New Color Changes: Balloon, by Emil M. Loew; Giant Fan, by Charles Reagan.

160

The Dave Price False Cut. By Dave Price.

160

Tips on Magic. By Jack Flosso.

160

Sleeves & Coins. By Paul Morris.

161

What It Takes. By Leith Loder.

163

Talamas. By Keith Clark.

164

Portrait: Talamas.

165

Providence S.A.M. Conference.

166

London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.

169

Cometic Rays.

169

Editor's Page.

170

Squawks. By Frazee.

171

25 Years Ago.

171

Magic in Print: Cagliostro. Our Mysteries. The Cardology of Tomorrow. Handle With Gloves. After The Dessert.

171

Parent Assembly News. Edited by Steven Phillips.

173





NO. 5: JULY 1941


 

Cover.

180

Future Issues.

180

Future Events.

180

Miracles for Sale: Grab-A-Dollar. Perplexity. Something from Nothing. Mental Photography. Flowering Rose Bush. Production of paper matches. Cut and Restored Ribbon.

180

Dealers' Cincinnati Show.

180

Time. By Robert Harbin.

181

With A Bow To Dr. Elliott. By Leo Hartz (S. Leo Horowitz).

182

Gloves To Pigeon. By C. Foster Fenner.

182

Two Card Detection. By Arthur Punnar.

182

Mnemonic Aid for Telepathy. By Leon Peisachowitz, M.D.

183

Grand Finale. By Tom Bowyer, Angelo Lewis, Arthur Leroy.

184

A Spirit Writes. By Arthur Leroy.

184

I've Got A Pocket Full Of Schemes. By Arthur Leroy.

185

A Magic Personality. By Leith Loder.

186

"Must Magicians Fight Spiritualism". By John Booth.

187

Cincinnati I.B.M. Convention.

188

Editor's Page.

190

Squawks. By Frazee.

191

25 Years Ago.

191

Magic in Print: Marvels of Mystery. More Card Manipulations. The Diary of a Magician's Wife.

191

London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.

192

"A Few Paragraphs". By "Dorny".

192





NO. 6: AUGUST 1941


 

Cover.

200

Next Month.

200

Miracles for Sale: The Spider. Burn-a-Hank. Devil's Mail Box. Maxam Ring Illusion. 2 From 5. Great Comedy Lit Cigar. Haunted Handkerchief.

200

Future Events.

200

Bran Transposition. By Ed Reno.

201

Harbin's Holdout. By Robert Harbin.

202

Producing A Rabbit. By Erlo Lee.

202

Cut and Restored Electric Lamp Wire. By Tommy Dowd and Alicia.

203

Lazybones. By Arthur Leroy.

204

Could Be. By Arthur Leroy.

204

Hot Stuff. By Arthur Leroy.

204

Just Another Move. By Arthur Leroy.

204

Color Line. By Arthur Leroy.

205

Slam. By Arthur Leroy.

205

Suit The Act To The Magician, The Magician To The Act. By Leith Loder.

206

Double or Astral Body. By Harry Kellar.

207

London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.

208

Trix and Chatter - Mostly the Latter. By "Dorny".

208

Seattle P.C.A.M. Convention. By Frank G. Gorrie.

209

Anything May Happen. By Ed Reno.

210

Beloved By His Fellow. By Nicola. By Harry Blackstone. By Le Paul. By Johnny Platt. By Eugene Laurant. By Al Baker. And Dorny Sez.

210

Portrait: Edward M. Reno.

211

Editor's Page.

212

Squawks. By Frazee.

213

25 Years Ago.

213

Homer S. Woodworth Dies.

214





NO. 7: SEPTEMBER 1941


 

Cover.

220

Next Month.

220

Future Events.

220

Miracles for Sale.

220

Club or Stage Routine. By Karson.

221

Routine for Club or Stage. By Paul S. Limerick.

222

Rats and Stuff. By Stuart Robson, and Arthur Leroy.

222

An Adaptable Routine. By Harold Sterling.

223

A Comedy Routine. By Donald Holmes.

223

Some Suggestions and A New Routine. By Samuel Berland.

224

Try This Routine. By Joe Berg.

225

Care and Use of Flash Paper. By John C. Flynn.

225

Routine for A 15 Minute Club Act. By Lew Smith.

226

Stage Presence. By Leith Loder.

227

Dealer's in Magic and Spells.

228

Pictures of the Month.

229

Editor's Page.

230

Squawks. By Frazee.

231

25 Years Ago.

231

"On The Spot". By Dorny.

232

Piff Paff Poof Convention.

232

London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.

233

News Notes.

233





NO. 8: OCTOBER 1941


 

Cover.

240

Read the Magic.

240

Miracles for Sale: Cig-O-Bill. Abbott's Six Card Repeat. Number Detection. Folding Coin. Uncle Sam Arrives. Oh Bunk. The New Geni Tube. Shrunken Head Illusion. Vision Tester.

240

"Joseph's Block & Ribbon". By Eddie Joseph.

241

Confetti Capers. By "Hen" Fetsch.

242

Long Distance Mental Radio. By Grant Stuart.

242

Mysterious Dimes. By Arthur Leroy. By J. Brown.

243

Higgins Clock. By Robert Harbin.

243

Via A Thumb Tip. By Spalding.

244

Perpetual Coin Roll. By Wilfrid Jonson.

244

Producing A Rabbit. By Erlo Lee.

244

Just For The Fun Of It. By Paul Morris.

245

The Joys of Jaw Magic. By Leith Loder.

246

Houdini National Magic Day October Thirty-first.

251

Editor's Page.

252

Squawks. By Frazee.

253

25 Years Ago.

253

Magic in Print: Namreh's Lincoln Rings. Frank Lane's Patter Books 1-2-3. Funny Stuff for Funny Magicians. Try This One. Sim.

253

London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.

254

Picture of the Month.

254

Fifteen Hundred Magicians Convene. Abbott's Get-Together. M.A.E.S. Newark Convention. Mid-West Conclave. New England Convention. Airline Pilot Performs.

255





NO. 9: NOVEMBER 1941


 

David Devant Dies.

264

Miracles for Sale: Soft Soap. Sponge Ball Transformations. Mystery Water. The Lady and Gent. Super X Levitation. Hummer's Poker Chip Baffle. Blok Kord. Surprise Escape.

264

Color Blend. By Milbourne Christopher.

265

Confetti and Silks. By Peter Warlock.

266

"Keep Them Flying". By Grant Stuart.

267

The Haunted Cheese. By Robert Harbin.

267

Transposing Rings. By J. Brown.

267

An Amazing Card Force. By John Hochland.

268

My Rising Cards. By Rafael Vergara.

268

The Fabulous Falconi. By Milbourne Christopher.

269

Editor's Page.

270

Squawks. By Frazee.

275

25 Years Ago.

275

To Pant or Pantomime. By Leith Loder.

276

Birch The Magician.

277

On The Spot. By Dorny.

278

London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.

278

New York State Conclave.

279

Houdini Club Convention.

279

Hocus Pocus Parade.

279

I.B.M. No. 2 Banquet.

279

Where They Are.

280

Margery Dies.

280

Greetings.

280





NO. 10: DECEMBER 1941


 

The Christmas Conjuror.

287

Cover.

288

Miracles for Sale: Frankfurters - and Beer Bottles. Mother Goose Rhymes. Nail Writing Gimmick. Handkerchief to Snake. P.M.C. Nite Club Vanish. Drinks at Finger-tips. Puttin' In The Pocket. Repeat Candle Tube. Triple Color Change Silk. Mystery Box. Corrections.

288

Catching Coins. By Al Baker.

289

The Penetrable Silk. Enlarged and Illustrated. By Spalding.

290

Alibi. By Robert Harbin.

291

Penetration Supreme. By T. J. Crawford.

292

Donno's Dog. By Donno.

293

Dollars on the Ceiling. By Milbourne Christopher.

293

An Approach to Misdirection. By Leith Loder.

294

"On the Spot". By Dorny.

295

London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.

295

Barking Hackward. By Charles A. Leedy.

296

Editor's Page.

298

Squawks. By Frazee.

303

25 Years Ago.

303

Whispers From The Past. By Joe Hayman. As told to Edward Saint.

303





NO. 11: JANUARY 1942


 

Letter by John Mulholland.

319

Cover.

320

Next Month.

320

Miracles for Sale: Match-Effex. New Ball and Glass Trick. Water-Go. Ringo-Stick. Very Real Rabbit. Double Visible Blockgo. Grab-A-Dollar. Burn-a-Hank. Cig-O-Bill. Soft Soap.

320

Buy Defense Stamps and Bonds. By Paul Le Paul and John Mulholland.

321

The Penetrable Silk. Enlarged and Illustrated. By Spalding.

322

The Fourth Dimension. By Robert Harbin.

325

The Impossible Is Possible. By Frederic Kolb and Gregory Tanis.

326

Reappearing Eye Glasses. By J. Brown.

326

Thought Transmission. By John Hochland.

326

To Wit... By Leith Loder.

331

Laughs Not In The Script. By Vin Carey.

332

Editor's Page.

334

Squawks. By Frazee.

335

25 Years Ago.

335

Magic in Print: Magical Ways and Means, by Al Baker. The Figure Fiend, by R. A. Burley. The Tarbell Course, by Harlan Tarbell. Miracle Methods, by Jean Hugard and Fred Braue.

335

London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.

336

On The Spot. By "Dorny".

337





NO. 12: FEBRUARY 1942


 

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