Ammar, Michael & Adam J. Fleischer: The Magical Arts Journal
A Complete Resource for Those Looking for the Work and Money in Magic
©1986-1989? Michael Ammar & Adam Fleischer
Each Volume Available as individual e-books from Ammar Magic
MAJ

Comments: The Magical Arts Journal was originally put out in the mid-1980's and ran for a few years. Back issues are now available in e-book format, or they can be purchased bound in a single hardcover volume, all available from Ammar Magic.

I've provided two listings for MAJ. One provides the page numbers as they appear in the hardcover book. This listing includes the page number of the original individual issues.

As far as book vs. download: The book has been re-scanned so the text is more clear than in the e-book versions. In addition, the book contains Ammar's How to Negotiate Higher Performance Fees 12 page article, as well as separate indices to the Journal, the Effects, and the Advertisers. Buying the book is also cheaper than buying all of the individual downloads. The e-books, on the other hand, are in PDF format and are searchable, so make a handy electronic reference.

Contents:

MAJ Volume One No. 1 Aug 1986
1 Contents
1 Who is MAJ for? (Adam J. Fleischer): editorial
1 Ring Band-It (Michael Ammar): finger ring is linked and unlinked on a rubber band, all can be examined
6 Compressed Pen (Jay Sankey): a pen is compressed into its cap
7 O-C-I (John Samapaga): floating card with no threads
8 The Dissolving Knot (Tommy Wonder): knot vanishes from rope
9 Ad: Morrissey Magic Flaming Dove Pan
10 Booking Yourself (Samuel P. Smith): #1 Why people will book you
10 Restaurant Magic (Charles Greene): #1 What is a House Magician
11 Cruise Ship Magic (Doug Anderson): #1 What it's like to cruise
14 Interview with Lance Burton (Fleischer)
15 Ad: Louis Tannen Inc. Catalog of Magic #15
16 Ad: James Lewis Thinking About Magic, and MisMade Dollar Bill; Al Cohen's Quarter Sorter; Harold's Magic of Bavaria; Magical Arts Journal
17 Ads: Theatre Effects Inc. Flash Cane Vanisher; Hank Lee's Magic Factory Dancing Hank, Ultimate Coke Bottle Vanish, Palming Coins
18 Coin Finesse (David Roth): essay
18 Ideas (John Cornelius): ideas with doodles (drawings), cigarette butts, and being prepared for a card blockbuster
19 Ad: Stan Allen's Inside Magic
19 I Love Big Commitments! (Michael Ammar): essay
20 Ad: Sterling Magic - Robert Jackson's Zig Zag Bill, Calculated Decision, Ice Cube, and Steve Dusheck's Dielemma

MAJ Volume One No. 2 Sep 1986
1 Contents
1 Wallet Deck Switch (Larry Jennings): selection is lost in middle of deck, which is cased. An envelope is taken from a wallet and is found to contain a deck with one missing card. The case is opened and contains only the selection!
1 Incredible Coins Across (Michael Ammar): From magician's hands to the spectator's
6 Card Roll Down (Marca Tendo): Flourish card production
7 Impromptu Holey Terror (Johnny Lindholm): hole punched at one end of a card visibly moves to join a hole at the other end
9 Ad: Spirit Theater by Eugene Burger
10 Booking Yourself (Samuel Patrick Smith): #2 Booking yourself by phone
10 Restaurant Magic (Charles Greene): #2 How to get booked
11 Cruise Ship Magic (Doug Anderson): #2 What You Need to Perform
13 Ad: Hank Lee's Magic Factory - Name That Baby, Hot Wallet, Ghost Hunt
14 Twelve Have Died (Ben Robinson): essay on the Bullet Catch
15 Ad: The Barry Taylor Super Ordinary Card In Wallet
16 Ad: L&L Publishing The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings
17 Ad: Morrissey Magic Ltd. Flaming Dove Pan
18 Coin Finesse (David Roth): classic palm finesse
18 Ideas (John Cornelius): enlarging a TT, observing the spectator's eyes
18 Ad: Mecca Magic Inc, NJ
19 The Secret Service Reports (Michael Ammar): new faces in magic
20 Ad: Sterling Magic Creations, Inc. - Robert Jackson's Wish Box, Scotch and Soda Part 2, Lubol Fiedler's Naughty Schoolbook, 1986 NY Symposium video and book 5, Howard Schwarzman's Wishy Washer & Mephisto Matches

MAJ Volume One No. 3 October 1986
1 Contents
1 Black Holes Thru & Thru (Joe Givan): three coins are tossed at a stack of cups separated by playing cards, and one coin lands in each cup
1 The Logo Changes (Adam J. Fleischer): Editorial
3 Ad: Magical Arts Journal
4 The Magic Napkin (Johnny Lindholm): portions of a ripped napkin change into coins
6 Slicker Coins Thru Silk (Dave Berry): coins penetrate a sheer scarf
7 Ad: Twelve Have Died by Ben Robinson
8 Original Card Rolling Production (Marca Tendo): flourish card production as follow up to the Card Roll Down
9 Ad: The Barry Taylor Super Ordinary Card in Wallet
10 Booking Yourself (Samuel Patrick Smith): #3 Booking yourself by mail
10 Restaurant Magic (Charles Greene): #3 The First Night
11 Cruise Ship Magic (Doug Anderson): #3 How to get booked
13 Ad: Mecca Magic, Inc., NJ
14 Ad: Morrissey Magic Ltd Flaming Dove Pan
15 Ad: Louis Tannen Inc. Catalog of Magic #15
17 Ideas (John Cornelius): The better pocket for card to wallet; C/S effects using quarter sized coins instead
17 Hat Juggling (Charlie Frye): #1 The High Hat Twirl for hats with brims
18 Coin Finesse (David Roth): palming
18 Ad: Videonics Master Card Technique videos
19 Secret Service Report (Michael Ammar): Joe Givan
20 Ad: Sterling Magic Creations, Inc. - Robert Jackson's Wish Box, Scotch and Soda Part 2, Lubol Fiedler's Naughty Schoolbook, 1986 NY Symposium video and book 5, Howard Schwarzman's Wishy Washer & Mephisto Matches

MAJ Volume One, No. 4 November 1986
1 Contents
1 Knock, Knock? (Adam J. Fleischer): Editorial and news
1 Ring in Saltshaker (Thomas Hierling): borrowed ring to saltshaker
3 Ad: Magical Arts Journal
5 This Is Only a Test (T.C. Tahoe): Color Changing Knife Routine
7 Harry Lorayne's Snapped (Michael Ammar): broken and restored rubber band
8 Band Display (A. Berkely Davis): additional display for Ring Band-It from issue one
9 Signed Stunner (Eric Mead): signed card transposition in the spectator's hand
10 Booking Yourself (Samuel Patrick Smith): #4 Making It Pay and when to use a contract
10 Restaurant Magic (Charles Greene): #4 Fees and Tips
11 Cruise Ship Magic (Doug Anderson): #4 Staying Booked
13 Ad: Mecca Magic Inc., NJ
14 Ad: Morrissey Magic Ltd. Flaming Dove Pan
15 Ad: Louis Tannen Inc. Catalog of Magic #15
16 The First Thirty Seconds (Jay Sankey): essay
17 Ad: The Barry Taylor Super Ordinary Card in Wallet
18 Coin Finesse (David Roth): actual vs. apparent vanish
19 Hat Juggling (Charlie Frye): #2 The Hand Flip
19 Ad: Hank Lee's Magic Factor - Mixed Up Santa
20 Ad: Sterling Magic Creations, Inc. - Robert Jackson's Zig Zag Bill, Calculated Decision, Ice Cube, and Steve Dusheck's Dielemma

MAJ Volume One, No. 5 & 6, Dec 1986/Jan 1987 Double Issue
1 Contents
1 Double Surprise! (Adam J. Fleischer): editorial
1 Business Cardfusion (Greg Eanes): torn and restored, with the restored card having two signatures
2 Ad: Kaufman and Greenberg The Compleat Invocation
3 The MAJ Mail Box: letters
4 Inside the Year in Magic (Stan Allen): year review
8 Secret Service Report (Michael Ammar): James Lewis profile
9 Mind Over Matter (Bob Nixon): a borrowed key bends in the spectator's hands
10 The Almost Human Cannon Ball (Jay Sankey): a cannon is made out of paper and straw, and the magician 'catches' the human cannon ball
11 Hat Juggling (Charlie Frye): #3 The Fake Roll
11 Ad: Barrys Magic Shop Blend O'Glory, Star Trick
12 Alchemy (Alphonso): Coin changes from copper to silver to a lump of gold, then to a ring
13 Alphonso's Alchemy Variation (Ammar): another handling
13 Ad: Magical Arts Journal
14 Ad: Morrissey Magic Ltd - Morrissey Cups
15 Ad: Videonics Master Coin Technique with Michael Rubinstein
15 Ad: Hank Lee's Magic Factory - Clarence Miller's Impossible Penetration, Bob Solari's Incredible
16 Restaurant Magic (Charles Greene): #5 Performance
17 The Comedy Circuit (John Ferrentino): #1 Why & How Comedy Clubs?
18 Booking Yourself (Samuel Patrick Smith): A different way to sell yourself - with posters
18 Ad: Sammy Smith's Jingle Bell Magic
20 Choosing Your Spectator-Assistant (Jay Sankey): essay
21 Ad: New York Magic Symposium Collection Five by Stephen Minch
22 Lottery Fever (Jim Lewis): $100 Bill switch with a lottery theme
24 Chip Off the Old Block (Mitch Williams): silk produced, then a few poker chips from the silk, then a can of potato chips, and finally a brick
26 Ad: Tannen's Stars of Magic 9th Video Tape Series starring Harry Lorayne
27 Ad: Jeff Busby Magic Inc. - Richard Osterlind Three Miracle Routines, Challenge Glass of Water Production, Miracle Flying Signed Cards, and Borrowed Ring in Balloon Dog
28 Coin Finesse (David Roth): the finesse of effects, and state of the art coins across (advice)
28 Ad: Mecca Magic, Inc. - NJ
29 Ideas (John Kennedy): #1 Watch Transposition expansion on the watch steal
30 Ad: New York Magic Symposium SYMP Video 1986
31 New Waves (Michael Ammar): editorial
31 Ad: Stan Allen's Inside Magic
32 Ad: Sterling Magic Creations, Inc. - Robert Jackson's Zig Zag Bill, Calculated Decision, Ice Cube, and Steve Dusheck's Dielemma

MAJ Volume One, No. 7 Feb 1987
1 Contents
1 Elephant Rubber (Ray Kosby): rubber band expands and stays that way!
1 The Nature of Your Audience (David Regal): essay on audiences
2 Editor's Notes (Adam J. Fleischer): publicity and more
5 Ad: The New York Magic Symposium 1987 announcement
6 Day of the Jack-Less (Joe Givan): a clever card trick turns into the game of Jacks
7 Ad: Barry's Magic Shop - Blend Ol'Glory, Star Trick
8 Clean Cut Rope Trick (Mitch Williams): instant cut and restored rope
9 Ad: James Lewis - Thinking About Magic book, Ultimate Expanded Half Dollar Shell, E-Z Out Okito Coin Box
10 Booking Yourself (Samuel Patrick Smith): #5 Inspiring Yourself to Succeed
11 The Comedy Circuit (John Ferrentino): #2 How to Get Started
12 Restaurant Magic (Charles Greene): Conclusion - Audience Participation & Looking for a Nice Place to Work
13 Hat Juggling (Charlie Frye): $4 The Free Flip to the Head
13 Ad: Videonics Paul Diamond No. 1 video
14 Coin to Bill (Alphonso): visible change
15 Ad: Jeff Busby Magic Inc. - Paul Fox Line of Super Magical Effects, Epoptica Magazine, Our Book Line, Our Prop Line, The Fred Braue Notebooks, Arcane Magazine
16 Thoughts About Books (T.A. Waters): essay about reviewing books
17 Ad: Hank Lee's Magic Factory: Ring & Spoon by El Duco, Bob McAllister's Standing On Edge
18 Ideas (John Kennedy): #2 Coin Bubble. A coin appears inside a blown bubble
19 Where Do You Stand (Michael Ammar): stand-up magic
20 Ad: Morrissey Magic Ltd Morrissey Cups

MAJ Volume One, No. 8 Mar 1987 Special Dai Vernon Issue
1 Contents
1 The Vernon Chronicles (Stephen Minch): article
2 Editor's Notes (Adam J. Fleischer): About this special Dai Vernon issue
5 He Fooled Houdini: Vernon's close up magic
6 Ad: L&L Publishing The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner
7 Ad: Magical Arts Journal
7 Ad: The Barry Taylor Super Ordinary Card In Wallet
8 Look Homeward, Angel (Dai Vernon): selected card is revealed during a deal
9 Crossed Destinies (Dai Vernon): coins across with no extra coins
12 The Tale of the Treasury-Worm (Dai Vernon): silk produced from a rolled dollar bill
14 The Twirl Link (Dai Vernon): Linking Rings move
15 The Rendezvous Force (Dai Vernon): selection matches prediction after a very fair deal
16 Hat Juggling (Charlie Frye): #5 Double Hand Head Twirl
16 Ad: US Toy Co Inc. - Master of Excellence Series video Starring Jay Sankey
17 Ad: Morrissey magic Lt. - Morrissey Cups
18 Ideas (John Kennedy): #5 Haunted Candle Flame
19 Comedy Clubs (John Ferrentino): #3 Selling Yourself
20 Ad: L&L Publishing Vintage Vernon videos

MAJ Volume One, No. 9 April 1987 NY Symposium '87 Issue
1 Contents
1 The NY Magic Symposium '87 (Adam J. Fleischer): editorial and preview
3 Ad: Magical Arts Journal
3 Ad: The Barry Taylor Super Ordinary Card In Wallet
4 Ad: L&L Publishing Larry Jennings Neoclassics
5 Ad: When Creators Collide by Jay Sankey & Richard Sanders
6 Elbow Knee and Neck (Daryl): Three coins vanish one at a time from the fist and appear at the elbow, knee, and neck. Only three coins used.
8 Limbo In China (David Roth): clever Chinese coin effect with chopsticks
10 Booking Yourself (Samuel Patrick Smith): Conclusion - The Full Time Freelancer
11 Comedy Clubs (John Ferrentino): #4 Comedy Club Ethics & Appearance
12 Lingering Illusion (Jay Sankey): holes clearly punched in a postcard in an envelope are vanished
14 Ad: John Cornelius Productions FISM Flash, Fickle Nickel
15 The Double-Lift Pass (Richard Kaufman): card sleight
16 Ad: John Kennedy's Coffee Time
17 Spinning Silver (Peter Samelson): Invisible Silver thread forms into a coin (effect to utilize the back palm)
18 Ideas (John Kennedy): #4 Coin Rattle Device
19 Ad: Louis Tannen Catalog of Magic #15
20 Ad: Morrissey Magic Ltd. Morrissey Cups

MAJ Volume One No. 10 May 1987 Canadian Close Up Issue
1 Contents
1 Monty Hall Goes Close Up (Jay Sankey): Boston Box and spectator's finger ring mystery
2 Editor's Notes (Ammar): Challenging Your Experiences
3 Ad: John Cornelius Dream Deck
5 Ad: The Barry Taylor Super Ordinary Card In Wallet
6 Trick Photography (Richard Sanders): Magician's photo reveals the selection
8 One Every Minute (Rudy T. Hunter): two in the hand one in the pocket adapted to a gambling routine with dice and a cup
10 Corporate Magic (Mark O'Brien): #1 An Exciting Growing Field
11 Comedy Clubs (John Ferrentino): #5 Stage Time & The M.C.
12 Five Hundred Percent (Gary Kurtz): half dollar is stretched to 5 times its size
13 Ad: L&L Publishing Dai Vernon The Lost Inner Secrets Volume 1
14 The Use of Surveys By the Performer (Ted Karbowski): Part I Why Surveys?
15 Thoughts About Words (T.A. Waters): review of Twelve Have Died by Ben Robinson with Larry White
16 Ad: Ben Harris Magic World Tour Video
17 Ad: Samuel Patrick Smith Sell Your Act With Posters
18 Ideas (John Kennedy): #5 Behind Glass. Approach for card on window
19 Ad: Morrissey Magic Ltd Cups
20 Ad: Eugene Burger The Performance of Close Up Magic book

MAJ Volume One No. 11 & 12, June/July 1987 Double Issue
1 Contents
1 Raise Rise (Ray Kosby): card visibly jumps from bottom to middle to top of deck
2 Editor's Notes (Michael Ammar): The Vernon Theory of Artistic Advancement
3 Dear Journal Reader: a thank you from MAJ
6 Recurring Nightmare (Ray Kosby): Professors Nightmare with rubber bands!
8 Ad: John Kennedy's Coffee Time
9 Tiecoon (Alfonso): coins produced from a "borrowed" tie
10 Ad: Mecca Magic, NJ
11 An In Depth Study on the Bluff Pass (Roberto Giobbi): cards
14 The Use of Surveys By the Performer (Ted Karbowski): Part II - How to Use Your Survey Results
15 Ad: The Barry Taylor Super Ordinary Card In Wallet
16 Corporate Magic (Mark O'Brien): #2 Industrial And Trade Shows
17 Comedy Clubs (John Ferrentino): #6 The Physical Aspects of Comedy Clubs
19 Ad: Louis Tannen Catalog of Magic #15
20 Peaks & Valleys (David Regal): A complete routine for the McCombical Prediction Deck
24 Ad: John Cornelius Dream Deck
25 Ad: Samuel Patrick Smith Learn to Market Your Talent and Make It Happen sets
26 Ideas (Jamy Ian Swiss): Patter for $100 Bill Switch; Shot Glass Strategy - as an extra performance platform
27 The Vanishing Traveller (Alfonso): Four Aces travel to pockets with a twist
29 Ideas (John Kennedy): Gone! The $100 Challenge. Urges the readers to submit ideas for a vanish
30 Ad: Eugene Burger The Performance of Close Up Magic book
31 Ad: BHM Industries New Directions Five (magazine)
32 Ad: Jeff Busby S.H. Sharpe's Ponsin on Conjuring

MAJ Volume Two No. 1 Feb 1988
1 Contents
1 The Trilogy Coin Act (David Neighbors): three effect sequence using three copper and three silver coins
2 Ad: Collector's Workshop Midas Cups in Walnut
3 What's Hot And What's Not (Jeff Busby): Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus book (positive); Simply Amazing book by Ronald Dayton (negative due to lack of crediting); John Kennedy's Animated Matchbox (positive); Pizza to Go (negative)
4 Vital Signs: Mal Cross, David Harkey, New Marlo Book, Ross Skiffington, Best Selling Books/Video
5 Editor's Notes (Adam J. Fleischer): welcome to volume two
5 In Brief: Magicians in the news
8 Ring In Tea Bag (Lamont Ream): borrowed ring vanishes and is found in tea bag
8 From Australia (Ben Harris): news bits from down under
9 Ad: Jeff Busby Magic Inc. Stainless Steel Apex Blindfold
10 Corporate Magic (Mark O'Brien): #3 Meetings & Special Events
11 Comedy Clubs (John Ferrentino): #7 The Audience & Hecklers
12 A Stand Up Deck Switch (Roberto Giobbi): during The Card Through Handkerchief
15 Ad: John Kennedy's Coffee Time
15 Ad: The Barry Taylor Super Ordinary Card In Wallet
16 Thoughts About Style (Bill Wisch): From Rocco Silano, the Complete Conjuror Champion
17 The Card Trick That Fooled Vernon (Rocco Silano): Stand Up card routine with sleeving
18 Ideas (Jamy Ian Swiss): Using the Shot Glass Strategy (from last issue) with a Coins Across Routine
18 Ammar Asks The Experts: What are your career plans and goals?
19 On Publishing In Magic (Michael Ammar): essay
19 Ad: Mecca Magic, NJ
20 Ad: Cannibal Rap by Chris Cox

MAJ Volume Two No. 2 March 1988
1 Coins In the Fountain Pen (James Lewis): three coins appear from a fountain pen and vanish into the same
1 Contents
2 Ad: Collector's Workshop Gift of Time
3 What's Hot & What's Not (Jeff Busby): Reviews Bill Okal's A New Look at Some Classical Close-Up book (positive); Mel Stover's Illusory Reflex (positive); Bob Farmer's Tsunami book (positive); Daniel Cros' Enchanted Stradivarius (negative)
4 Vital Signs: Denny & Lee, David Copperfield, Frances Socrate, Best Selling Books/Video
5 Editor's Notes (Adam J. Fleischer): about this issue
5 Briefs: Upcoming Lectures, shows
10 Corporate Magic (Mark O'Brien): #4 Videos & TV Commercials
11 Comedy Clubs (John Ferrentino): #8 An Act to Swear By (profanity) and Tips for Auditions
13 Fingers Nose Do As I Do (Martin Gardner): physical stunt
14 The Double Card Stab (Lamont Ream): a knife inserted in a deck wrapped in newspaper finds the two selections
16 Four In Hand Surprise (Chris Kenner): a matrix style effect with cards and coins
18 Ideas (Jamy Ian Swiss): simple use for price tags
18 Ammar Asks the Experts: How Do You Prepare for a Performance?
19 On Magic Competition (Michael Ammar): Part One Here Comes FISM Again
19 Ad: Mecca Magic, NJ
20 Ad: Magical Arts Journal

MAJ Volume Two No. 3, April 1988
1 Pierced (David Harkey): borrowed pierced earring appears back on her ear!
1 Professional Close Up (David Harkey): On Close up
1 Mullica Preps for FISM: article
2 In This Issue: contents
2 Editor's Notes (Adam J. Fleischer): Copperfield, Academy Awards, Will Shriner, and more.
3 What's Hot and What's Not (Jeff Busby): Reviews Patrick Page The Pull Book, Osterlind Journey Into Hypnotism, TA Waters Encyclopedia of Magic and Magicians, The Card Match Levitation
4 Ad: Collector's Workshop Khyber Cobra, Magick, Card Duckling
5 Vital Signs: Michael Finney, Finn John, other news
6 Ad: PCAM Convention 1988
8 In a Jam (David R. Harkey): Key vanishes and is found on top of the door jam
9 Ammar Asks the Experts: What are your rehearsals focused on now?
10 Corporate Magic (Mark O'Brien): #5 Conclusion, How to Get the Work
11 Comedy Clubs (John Ferrentino): Conclusion, Don't give Up
11 Magic Cartoon by Don Albrecht
12 Ringworm (David Harkey): borrowed finger ring penetrates a balloon
15 Pop Art (David Harkey): using a party popper and cannon drawn on an index card
16 Magic Cartoon by Don Albrecht
18 A Letter From Daniel Cros: on review of The Enchanted Stradivarius
19 Jeff Busby Responds: to Daniel Cros letter
20 Ad: Daniel Cros 25th Anniversary Celebration

MAJ Volume Two, No. 4, 5, 6 Michael Ammar Triple Issue
1 Stand-Up Cups & Balls (Michael Ammar): full routine with Dai Vernon's Wand Spin and fruit loads
1 Thumb Tip Finesse (Ammar): three handlings
2 Contents
2 Editor's Notes: about this issue
4 Ad: Collector's Workshop Khyber Cobra and Magick magazine compilation
6 The Linking Bands Pinch (Ammar): a move for the linking rubber bands, mentions Harlan/Williams effect which follows
8 Ad: Collector's Workshop: Khyber Cobra (a different ad)
18 Ad: Jeff Busby Paul Fox Cups and Balls
20 Ad: Collector's Workshop The T'ang Dynasty Chest
22 The Dai Vernon Wand Spin (Ammar): illustrated directions
24 Burned, Restored, Unrestored Match (Martin Gardner): impromptu
26 The Two Card Trick (Ammar): a two card quickie
28 Linking Rubber Bands (Dan Harlan, Mitch Williams): impromptu linking and unlinking
33 Ammar Asks the Experts: How often to you change your regularly performed material?
34 Uri Geller is Alive and Well (Jerry Greenfield): Bending spoon illusion
41 Ad: John Ferrentino's Comedy Club for Magicians book
42 Professional Close Up (David Harkey): Street Magic tips
43 Ad: Ben Harris' Off the Wall book
45 Ad: David Harkey's Simplicities book
46 Ideas (Jamy Ian Swiss): Essay on Presentation Opportunities
47 On Magic Competition (Michael Ammar): Part Two - Preparation
48 Ad: How to Negotiate Higher Performance Fees Audio, and Success and Magic forms

MAJ Volume Two No. 7, 8 Arcane Double Issue
1 The Man Behind Arcane: Jean Yves Prost
1 Flip-Pen-Cy (Flip): a series of vanishes, reappearances and transformation with the magician's and a borrowed pen
2 In This Issue (Contents)
6 Considerations on the Management and Handling of the Key Card (Robert Giobbi): Types of Key Cards, Hindu Shuffle Placement, Dribble Key Card Replacement, and more
12 A Word About Our Illustrator: Hannah Tucker
13 The Monster's Tongue (James Hodges): Number revelation with a "doll" made from a handkerchief (Illustrated like a comic strip)
14 Me, Knot You! (James Hodges): a knot appears in magicians's silk but not spectator's (uses TT, also comic illustrated)
15 Ten Tips on Telling Jokes (Bruce Gold): timing, eye contact, and more
16 The Natural Lay of the Hand (Michael Ammar): Essay on acting natural
21 Make It Happen (Sammy Patrick Smith): negotiating with a client, setting goals
22 The Little Cracker (Duraty): broken and restored dinner cracker
25 The False Turn Over of a Coin (Joaquin Navasas, Jean-Phillippe Pradel): Useful for C/S or shell coins
27 The Ghost Glass (Duraty): Full glass vanished under a napkin (must be seated) and is restored
30 The Hofzinser Spread Control (J.N. Hofzinser): has a wide range of uses

MAJ Volume Two No. 9, 10, 11, 12 Presents Paul Harris The Act
1 Paul Harris A Retrospective (David Harkey)
2 Table of Contents
4 The Paul Harris Close Up Act (Michael Ammar): introduction
5 The Act
5 Free Flight: Opener with four coins and a card in the spectator's hand
11 Biological Shuffle: Four Ace revelation during a shuffle demonstration
15 Tap Dancing Aces: Four Aces vanish from the hands one at a time and reappear back in the deck
20 An Instant Replay: a card pops of the deck, twice
21 Ad: Making Magic Memorable Audio Tape (Michael Ammar)
21 Real World Invisible Palm: Paul's approach to Larry Jennings' effect around a gambling theme
28 Venezuela Vanish: Paul's version of the Tent Vanish
31 Wack Your Pack: a game of chance with several spectators in a theatrical presentation
32 Making Magic Memorable (Michael Ammar): excerpt from audio series
37 Performance Contracts (Jim Kleefeld): Essay
44 Ad: No More Subscriptions
45 The Encore
45 Las Vegas Leaper: alternate closer. Cards vanish and reappear at will
50 The False Count: Carlyl Count as taught to Paul by Michael Skinner
52 Galaxy (Wymanm Jones and Paul Harris): Variation on Curry's Out of This World, with three alternate methods
58 A Night At the Improv (Eric Meade): a story card trick
61 The Self Folding Bill (Stefan Schutzer): Dollar bill folds itself on your hand and can be handed out for inspection

MAJ Volume Three, Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Aspen Bar Magic
1 Anatomy of a Magic Bar (Doc Eason): Essay on the Tower Restaurant and magic bartending
5 Editor's Notes (Michael Ammar): Essay on this issue
6 Elements of Bar Magic (Doc Eason): the four basic elements
8 Relationship Strategies (Michael Ammar, Doc Eason): With Other bartenders, cocktail waitresses, waiters, etc.
11 Bar Diplomacy (Michael Ammar, Doc Eason): Splitting tips, pouring drinks, and more
13 Crystal Ball (Doc Eason): ESP effect with cards and a 1 inch crystal ball using two spectators at opposite ends of the bar and everyone in between
15 The $100 Card on the Ceiling thru Ceiling Fan (Doc Eason): the complete work
17 Notes on Multiple Selection of Cards (Doc Eason): for complete audience participation
21 Bogus Control (Steve Spill): More on multiple selections
25 The Magic Bartenders Blues (Michael Ammar, Doc Eason): a song
26 Bar Bits (Michael Ammar, Doc Eason): some comedy bits and tips and making the bill disappear
29 Coin on Forehead (Steve Spill): letting the audience in on the effect
30 This Tips for You (Bob Sheets): Hydrostatic Glass
31 The Pocket 'O Mystery (Michael Ammar): Cards to Pocket (suggestive language)
35 Michael Ammar's Bottle Production: Uses the Topit
42 The Bottle Vanish (Ammar): Looks like trick photography (also uses Topit)
46 The Floating Bill (Ammar): Uses elastic IT, highly detailed
54 Ad: Michael Ammar's Invisible Elastic
55 The Inverted Bell Curve (Ammar): an essay on how an inverted Bell Curve may apply to magicians
58 The Process to Effect Ratio (Ammar): Small impact, short presentation, Strong impact, longer presentation
60 Mullica On Mullica (Tom Mullica): Tom's bar magic history with tips
62 The Card Through Bar: application of Tom's Card Index
64 The Animation of Silver (Roland Gugganig): fork comes alive in a glass and can be examined
66 Breaded Fish (Jessie DiCamillo): Live Gold fish from a selected dinner roll
69 The Glass Through Bar or Table (J.C. Wagner): mastering the napkin fold
71 The Legend of Alesha (Eric Mead): Spirit fails to bend a spoon but unzips zipper instead (suggestive)
73 Boy Meets Girl (Eric Mead): Spectator stops deal at the Queen to match the King placed on the table
75 Stuck On U (Lou Wymisner, Eric Mead): running gag with chewing gum
76 What I Needed to Know (Eric Mead): more tips on performing in a bar
77 Special Bonus - The Sugar Trick (Bob Sheets): Initials on Sugar cube - expanded!
79 Ad: Making Magic Memorable Audio Tape
80 Ad: Negotiating Higher Performance Fees Audio Tape
81 Back Cover: Summary of this issue


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