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John Mulholland - The Sphinx Volume 39 (Mar 1940 - Feb 1941)

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VOLUME 39





NO. 1: MARCH 1940


 

Elmer P. Ransom.

4

Index for Volume XXXVIII

4

Charlie Leedy's Patter Lines.

4

Miracles for Sale: The Floating Marvel. The Albenice Arabian Bead Mystery. Zufall's Saturday Evening Post Trick. The block of Mohamet. Chopper Guillotine. Albenice Serpent Silk. Alarm Clocks from a Hat.

4

Scheduled Events in Magic: Magic in New York. Annual Night of Magic. Harry Rouclere Testimonial Dinner. Greater Magic Show. 36th Annual Dinner. The National Conference of The S.A.M. The I.B.M. Convention. The P.C.A.M. Convention.

4

The Dancing Handkerchief. By Elmer P. Ransom.

5

Torn Card Effect. By Elmer P. Ransom.

6

Card Through Handkerchief. By Elmer P. Ransom.

6

My Philosophy. By Elmer P. Ransom.

7

Circulating Money. By Elmer P. Ransom.

7

Current Magic: Edited by Baffles.

8

- Subtle Dodge. By Tan Hock Chuan.

8

- The Cards Rise Again. By R. M. Jamison.

8

- Ferdinand the Bull. By Sherman Ripley (Dr. Chang).

8

- Card Control. By R. M. Jamison.

9

- The Big Bad Wolf. By Sherman Ripley.

9

- The Ghost Slate. By William E. Cox, Jr.

10

- The Traveling Badge. By William Meyers.

10

Around the World of Magic: London Notes, by Wilfrid Jonson; Paris Notes, by Victor Farelli.

11

Magical Mirage.

11

A Museum Goes in for Magic. By May Davenport Seymour.

12

Fifty Years A Star.

14

Portrait: Mardoni.

15

Editor's Page.

16

Squawks. By Frazee.

17

25 Years Ago.

17

Magic in Print: Twelve Tricks with a Borrowed Deck. The New Radio Vision Code.

17

Told to the Sphinx.

18

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

19

- Boston Assembly No. 9. By Stephen G. Simpson.

19

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

19

- Texas Assembly No. 19. By Ned Asbury.

19

- Robert Houdin Assembly No. 24. By Walter J. Allard.

20

- Golden Gate Assembly No. 2. By C. E. Houseman.

20

- Royal Vilas Assembly No. 20. By Rudy Arnold.

20

- Harry Houdini Assembly No. 29. By Walter Kondy.

20

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

21

- Washington Assembly No. 23. By F. H. Untiedt.

21

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

21

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

21

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

21

- Valley Conjurer's No. 17. By George James Ellsworth.

21

Parent Assembly News. Edited by Elmer Applegit.

23





NO. 2: APRIL 1940


 

Miracles for Sale: Slicko a Glass Levitation. Spurting Ribbons. Biltrix, Series Number 2. Big Money. Confucius Say.

32

Chicago and Chicago Magicians. By Eugene Bernstein.

32

Laurant Cashes His Own Check. By Eugene Laurant.

33

Diminishing Golf Ball Routine. By Ballantine.

34

Flash Card Stab. By Russ Walsh.

34

Sensitive Fingers. By Eugene Bernstein.

34

The Severed Thumb. By Joe Berg.

35

A Sucker Card Trick. By Vic Torsberg.

35

The Traveling Cup of Coca Cola. By Sam Berland.

35

The Thompson Glimpse. By James Kater Thompson.

36

Dice, Hat and Matches. By Martin Gardner.

36

Controlled Coincidence. By Bob Lotz.

37

Improved French Drop for Ball. By Sam Berman.

37

Using the Card Index. By John Brown Cook.

37

Adcock's Rope Restoration. By Earl Adcock.

37

Matt's Match Magic. By Matt Schulien.

38

Twentieth Century Tube. By J. Harvey Arnold.

38

Around the World of Magic: London Notes, by Wilfrid Jonson; Paris Notes, by Victor Farelli; Conversation Piece.

39

My Early Recollection of Magic. By Eugene Laurant.

40

Portrait: Harlan Tarbell.

41

Editor's Page.

42

Squawks. By Frazee.

43

25 Years Ago.

43

Magic in Print: Be Deceived. The Book of Modern Puzzles.

43

Told to the Sphinx.

44

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

45

- Boston Assembly No. 9. By Stephen G. Simpson.

45

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

45

- Northern Conn. Assembly No. 21. By Vynn Boyar.

45

- Harry Houdini Assembly No. 29. By Walter Kondy.

45

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

46

- Texas Assembly No. 19. By Ned Asbury.

46

- Demon's Club, Kellar-Thurston Assembly No. 6. By Vin Carey.

46

- Valley Conjurer's No. 17. By George James Ellsworth.

47

- Robert Houdin Assembly No. 24. By Walter J. Allard.

47

- Royal Vilas Assembly No. 20. By Rudy Arnold.

47

- Flashes From National Council Meeting April 6th.

47

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

47

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

47

- Pittsburgh Assembly No. 18. By William S. Houghton.

47

- Harry Rouclere Assembly No. 25. By Douglas Ebocker.

47

Parent Assembly News. Edited by Elmer Applegit.

49





NO. 3: MAY 1940


 

"Without the Shuffle". By Gene Gordon.

60

Davenport and its Magicians. By Donald Hendricks.

60

Jack Trepel's Telephone Book Trick. By Jack Trepel.

61

The Phoenix Silk. By Sid Lorraine.

62

Duplicating the Count. By G. Dodson.

63

Paper to Flowers. By Milbourne Christopher.

63

Coins and Banknotes. By Burt Barr.

63

"Under the Pan". By T. J. Crawford.

64

Once Again - the Rising Cards. By M. F. Zens.

64

John's Trick. By John Giordmaine.

65

The Cake in the Hat. By John Braun.

65

Rice's Easel Production. By Harold R. Rice, Silk King.

66

And There's The Card. By Robert C. Anderson.

66

The Frequent Miracle. By Tom Bowyer.

67

The Houdini Trunk Trick Junior. By Billy Russell.

67

A Mental Mystery. By V. A. Cerruti.

68

Around the World of Magic: London Notes, by Wilfrid Jonson; Paris Notes, by Victor Farelli.

69

Ideas. By Charles A. Leedy.

69

Edward M. Reno. By John Snyder, Jr.

70

Portrait: Edward M. Reno.

71

Editor's Page. The Magic Brotherhood, by T. J. Crawford.

72

Squawks. By Frazee.

73

25 Years Ago.

73

Magic in Print: Publicity for Magicians. Magi Magic. Modern Master Magic. Hurry, Hurry, Hurry!

73

Told to the Sphinx.

74

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

75

- Pittsburgh Assembly No. 18. By William S. Houghton.

75

- Boston Assembly No. 9. By Stephen G. Simpson.

75

- Northern New Jersey Assembly No. 25. By Douglas Ebocker.

75

- Northern Connecticut No. 21. By Warren O. Cosgrave.

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- Central City Assembly No. 14. By Harris A. Solomon.

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

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- Houdini Assembly No. 29. By Walter Kondy.

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- Royal Vilas Assembly No. 20. Rudy Arnold.

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- Robert Houdin Assembly No. 24. By Walter J. Allard.

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- Kellar-Thurston Assembly No. 6. By Vin Carey.

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

76

- Valley Conjurer's No. 17. By George James Ellsworth.

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

77

- Worcester Assembly No. 16. By Roe Pariseau.

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

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- Indianapolis Assembly No. 31. By Warren Pattison.

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- Golden Gate Assembly No. 2. By C. E. Houseman.

77

Parent Assembly News. Edited by Elmer Applegit.

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NO. 4: JUNE 1940


 

Will Rock.

92

Conventions.

92

Miracles for Sale: Baker's Salt. Zufall's Memory Trix No. 2. Karson's 50-50 Rope Miracle.

92

Dice Boxes. By W. S. Leslie.

93

The Light of Knowledge. By H. S. Chandler.

94

An Opening Effect. By Hartley Hope.

94

The Forgetful Magician. By C. Henderson.

95

An Excellent Glass Penetration. By Sid Ashworth.

95

A Loyal Tie Up. by Kamola.

95

A Royal Drama. By T. R. Thomson.

96

Card to Pocket. By A. G. Payne.

96

If It's An Opening Effect You Want. By Ted Axford.

97

"Be Careful of Your Language". By George C. Tollerton.

97

Magic Down Under. By C. Henderson.

98

Current Magic: Edited by Baffles.

99

- The Color Changing Coins. By Paul Morris.

99

- The Changeable Chessmen. By Effendi.

100

- The Ball of Wool. By R. M. Jamison.

100

Around the World of Magic: London Notes, by Wilfrid Jonson; New Zealand Magic Convention, by T. R. Thomson.

101

50 Years in Search of Experience. By Jean Irving.

102

Portrait: Jean Irving.

103

Editor's Page.

104

Squawks. By Frazee.

105

25 Years Ago.

105

Magic in Print: Indian Under-World. Magic Book Catalog.

105

Told to the Sphinx.

106

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

107

- Harry Rouclere Assembly 25. By Douglas Ebocker.

107

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

107

- Boston Assembly No. 9. By Stephen G. Simpson.

107

- Atlanta Assembly No. 30. By Ralph A. Hefner.

107

- Harry Houdini Assembly No. 29. By Walter Kondy.

108

- Robert Houdin Assembly No. 24. By Walter J. Allard.

108

- Valley Conurer's No. 17. By George James Ellsworth.

108

- Texas Assembly No. 19. By Ned Asbury.

108

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

108

- Indianapolis Assembly No. 31. By Warren Pattison.

108

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

109

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

109

- Golden Gate Assembly No. 2. By C. E. Housman.

109

- Pittsburgh Assembly No. 18. By William S. Houghton.

109

- Royal Vilas Assembly No. 20. By Rudy Arnold.

109

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

109

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

109

Parent Assembly News. Edited by Elmer Applegit.

110





NO. 5: JULY 1940


 

Twelfth Annual National Conference of The Society of American Magicians.

115

A Camera Record of the S.A.M. Conference.

115

Fifteenth Annual Convention of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

116

A Camera Record of the I.B.M. Convention.

116

Carnival Magician.

118

Conventions.

118

Miracles for Sale: No Fake Card Frame. Improved Tip-Over Box. Auto Spellit. Welsh Rarebit Pan. Allez Oop. Knot-A-Block. The New Spirit Bell. Sawing A Bill In Half. Pirate Pack. Goldfish Net.

118

Hammatap. By Robert Harbin.

119

Pinnocchio. By Theo Dore.

120

Rising Cards From Pocket. By J. Brown.

120

Sucker Coin Vanish. By George Troseth.

120

Release of a Ring, A Box and Silks. By Hans Van Baaren, M.D.

121

Red or Green. By Wilton S. Clements.

121

Supreme Four Ace Trick. By H. S. Chandler.

122

Cards and Numbers. By Houghton McLaughlin.

122

Color Changing Flower. By J. Brown.

123

The Swayed Cigar Trick. By E. Brenton Jennings.

123

Blind Addition. By Grant Stuart.

123

Perfect Handkerchief Production. By John Hochland.

123

Complete Ball Act. By B. Healy.

124

"Any Card Rises". By Julian, The Magician.

124

Current Magic: Edited by Baffles.

125

- Simplex Transpo. By Victor Kislaitis.

125

- An Old-Time "Spelling-In" Formula. By Effendi.

125

- Spirit Radio. By R. S. Glover.

126

- Staging the Manipulations. By Muse, The Mystic.

126

- Horses; Horses; Horses! By Al Frank.

127

Editor's Page.

128

Squawks. By Frazee.

129

25 Years Ago.

129

Told to the Sphinx.

130

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

131

- Annual Meeting.

131

- Chicago Assembly No. 3.

131

- Harry Rouclere Assembly No. 25. By Douglas Ebocker.

131

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

131

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

132

- Atlanta Assembly No. 3. By Ralph A. Hefner.

132

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

132

- Dallas Assembly No. 13. By R. C. Terranella.

132

- Cleveland Assembly No. 10. By R. Andrews.

132

- Robert Houdin Assembly No. 24. By Erwin F. Forsythe.

132

- Texas Assembly No. 19. By Ned Asbury.

132

- Harry Houdini Assembly No. 29. ByWalter Kondy.

133

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

133

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

133

- Kellar-Thurston Assembly No. 6. By Vin Carey.

133

- Indianapolis Assembly No. 31. By Warren Pattison.

133

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

133

London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.

134





NO. 6: AUGUST 1940


 

Eighth Annual P.C.A.M. Convention.

139

A Camera Record of the P.C.A.M. Convention.

139

Howard Huntington. By John Booth.

140

Miracles for Sale: Abbott's Modernistic Amputation. The J. C. Dead Ringer. Abbott's Streamlined Duck Pan. Block Transpo. Zufall's Memory Trix.

140

Flash!

140

Routining Acts.

140

The Weigh of All Flesh. A Pantomimic Plot for the Vanishing Girl. By Al Baker.

141

Harbin's Paddle No. 2. By Robert Harbin.

142

The Penetrable Silk. By Spalding.

142

My Method. By J. D.

143

The One-Millionth Four Ace Trick. By Hugh Mackay.

143

London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.

143

Coming soon in The Sphinx!

143

Current Magic: Edited by Baffles.

144

- Forcing the Card. By Michael de Candio.

144

- Stop! By Victor Kislaitis.

144

- Two Psychic Experiments. By J. Brown.

144

- The Roving Dime. By Felice Manna.

145

- The Educated Dog. By George Dryden.

145

- The Three Little Pigs. By R. D. Spraker, Jr.

146

Told to the Sphinx.

147

Selling A Magic Show. "Hello Charlie's" Method. By Elmer Applegit.

148

Portrait: Robert Harbin.

149

Editor's Page.

150

Squawks. By Frazee.

151

25 Years Ago.

151

Magic in Print: Magical Object Lessons. J. C. Grand Finale. More Card Manipulations No. 3.

151

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

152

- From the Presidents Office. By H. Adrian Smith.

152

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

152

- Harry Houdini Assembly No. 29. By Walter Kondy.

152

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

152

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

153

- Omaha Assembly No. 7. By John Keenan.

153

- Demons Club Assembly No. 6. By Vin Carey.

153

- Rouclere Assembly No. 25. By Douglas Ebocker.

153

- Texas Assembly No. 19. By Ned Asbury.

153

- Parent Assembly. By Steve Phillips.

153





NO. 7: SEPTEMBER 1940


 

Miracles for Sale.

160

Berland Presents An Impromptu Routine.

161

Stuart Robson's 324 Routine.

162

Kanter Presents.

162

Petrie-Lewis' 20 Minutes of Mirth.

163

Lew Smith's Routine of Originalities.

164

Al Baker. Gives Advice.

164

Abbott's Routine.

165

"The Conjurer Produces" Donald Holmes' Magic.

165

The Six Coins in Goblet. By S. Leo Horowitz (Leo Hartz).

166

Told to the Sphinx.

167

Caryl Stacy Fleming Dies.

168

Walter Edwin Floyd Dies.

169

Ancient Japanese Magic.

170

National Magic Day.

170

Editor's Page.

172

Squawks. By Frazee.

173

25 Years Ago.

173

London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.

173

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

174

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

174

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

174

- Dallas Assembly No. 13. By Harry McDaniel.

174

- Harry Houdini Assembly No. 29. By Walter Kondy.

174

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

174

- Indianapolis Assembly No. 31. By Warren Pattison.

175

- Valley Cojurer's No. 17. By George James Ellsworth.

175

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

175

- Demons Club Assembly No. 6. By Vin Carey.

175

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

175

- Atlanta Assembly No. 30. By Ralph A. Hefner.

175





NO. 8: OCTOBER 1940


 

The Roucleres.

184

Miracles for Sale: Petrie-Lewis Rosebush. Dilemo. Abbott's Rising Card Chest. Cut and Restored Live Light Wire. Abbott's Exciting Milk Vanish. Supreme Vanishing Bird Cage. Abbott's Fool-zum Egg Bag. Crystal Cracking Mystery. The Million Dollar Gimmick. Perfected Mental Masterpiece.

184

Flowers and Watch. By Edward Reno.

185

Sleights and Stratagems. By Frederick Braue.

186

Lambie's "Flip" Card Vanish. By H. G. A. Lambie.

187

Phenomena. By Robert Harbin.

188

For Magical Purposes. By Gerals L. Kaufman and Kennett H. Malan.

188

Current Magic: Edited by Baffles.

189

- Jack, The "Show-Off". By Effendi.

189

- The Devil's Sifter. By R. S. Glover.

190

- Silk Production. By W. Edgar Curtis.

190

- A Vanish of A Dozen Cards. By Howard Westgate.

190

Dante Show New York Success.

191

National Magic Day In Memory of Houdini October Thirty-first.

192

Houdini Day. By Theo. Hardeen.

193

1200 Magicians Convene.

194

London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.

195

Random Magical Recollections. By Harry Rouclere.

196

Editor's Page.

198

Squawks. By Frazee.

199

25 Years Ago.

199

Magic in Print: The Headless Lady. Between Cocktails. How To Pick Pockets. Betcha Can't Do It. 50 Years of Physical Research. Catalog.

199

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

200

- From the Secretary's Office. By Leslie P. Guest.

200

- Dallas Assembly No. 13.

200

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

200

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

200

- Harry Houdini Assembl

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