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Beam, Steve: The Trapdoor Volume 1 1984 - 1988
©2011 Steve Beam, Trapdoor Productions
Hardcover (no dust-jacket), 520 pages
The Trapdoor
              Volume 1
Image courtesy Magicref
Trapdoor 1985
Image of an original magazine
courtesy Magicref

Comments: This hardcover volume 1 is a compilation of the first five years of Steve Beam's The Trapdoor magazine from the 1980's. It ran for 15 years and is being republished in three hardbound volumes.

Contents:

i Introduction

1 Issue 1
1 Upside Down
4 Style
5 Maeb-y Count
6 Back to Aces
9 Card Problems
9 Lock & Key
10 Leftovers
11 25 Years Ago in the Trapdoor
12 Cut & Restored Belt
13 Mail Box
14 Math
16 Forthought

17 Issue 2
17 Name Calling
19 Style
20 Caught (Wayne Kyzer):
21 Reward
22 Subscriptions - Letter from the Power Company
23 Stop
24 Five Kings Card Trick
27 Biographical Rope
30 No Tie Knot (Kevin Justice)
31 Two-Faced (Don Morris)
32 Rollover Kings
34 Coins In Bottle
35 Top Stock
36 Leftovers

37 Issue 3
37 Early Riser
39 Down's Upper
40 Pip Picker
40 Wilmot (Wayne Kyzer)
41 The Final Months
41 All Backs Additon
42 5 Coin Star (John Riggs)
46 Subscriptions - Letter from Inetta Staley
46 Paper Gaper (Steve Beam, et al)
47 All Keyed Up
47 Human Printing Press
50 Computer Cards (Dexter Cleveland)
50 Advertiesment: Heckler Splat
52 Leftovers

53 Issue 4
53 The Human Eraser
54 Pieces of 8
55 Floor Fan
56 Pen Vanish
57 Pen Reverse
58 Jumping Flower
59 False Faro
60 Subscriptions - Extra Issue for Contribution
61 Transpo-1
62 Transpo-2
63 The Shrink
64 Hot Dog
67 Effect of Alcohol on Perfoming Magic
68 Leftovers

69 Issue 5
69 Creating Magic
70 Warning
70 Getting Into the Mood
71 Tools
72 Background
72 Second-Guessing Authors
73 Other Magicians
73 Magic Catalogs
73 Laymen
74 Lying
75 Problems
76 Brainstorming
76 Name Dropping
76 Existing Tricks
77 Routines
78 Subscriptions - Calculating Your Sales Tax
79 1984 Index
81 The Trick Brain
81 Living With an Idea
82 Step By Step
84 ""Touch" Retouched" Rehashed
86 Conclusion
88 Leftovers

90 Issue 6
90 The White Stuff (Jeff White)
91 Key Bender
92 Cold Fold (John Riggs)
93 Rat Trap (Wayne Kyzer)
94 Compu-Card
95 Teleforce
97 Style
98 GIGO
99 Puzzler
100 Table Top Transpo (Harvey Rosenthal)
103 Subscriptions - The Trapdoor and the Economy
104 Leftovers

105 Issue 7
105 Impact
107 Ping Pong Force
109 Quick Kings (Chris Ball)
110 Fish Tricks
110 Subscriptions - Subscription Drive
111 The Great Divide
114 Siamese Stab
115 Making Faces
117 Raisin' Rabbits (Steve Beam/Wayne Kyzer)
117 Fountain Top (Jerry Huckaby)
120 Leftovers

121 Issue 8
121 The Time Bomb (Glenn Strange)
123 Anti Aces (Phillip Young)
125 Radio Wizard (Dale Rabon)
126 Middle Gauge Spread
128 Sandwich Spread (John Riggs)
130 Subscriptions - Find the Names Puzzle
131 Tax Tips (Dexter Cleveland)
131 Ask the Accountant
132 Double Prophecy
134 Electric Chair
136 Blank Impact
136 Card Thru Ceiling (Dexter Cleveland)
137 Dead Spread
140 Leftovers

141 Issue 9
141 Shakedown
145 Subscriptions - Handling Fee
146 Finger Flinger Reversal (Woody Landers)
148 Rollout
149 Color Changing Card Case
151 Card Compression
153 Bow Tie Mat (John Berry)
155 Welcome Mat
155 Camera Tricks
156 Thumb Print (John Riggs)
160 Leftovers

161 Issue 10
161 Charged Cards
168 More?
168 Upside Dexter (Dexter Cleveland)
169 Beam Guide to Attending Magic Conventions
174 Arise
175 The Finger
176 Leftovers

178 Issue 11
178 Silicard (Greg Eanes)
178 Forced Vanish (Greg Eanes)
179 Siliwave (Greg Eanes)
179 Silicase (Greg Eanes)
180 Subscriptions - Don't Renew
181 The Trick That Cannot Be Printed (Wayne Kyzer)
181 The VCR
182 The Dusty Drink (Wayne Kyzer/Steve Beam)
183 Autograph Hound (Phillip Young)
184 Expanded Autograph Hound
185 The Throw-Up Move (James Swoger)
186 The Ryder Stack (Bill Ryder)
187 Clubbed (Aldo Colombini)
188 Ooze (Wayne Kyzer)
192 Leftovers

193 Issue 12
193 The Thing (John Riggs)
196 Flash Finale
197 Dip Switch (John Riggs)
198 One Handed Gellerism (John Riggs)
199 Airspread (John Riggs)
200 Airspread II (Steve Beam)
201 Subscriptions - Renew Now
204 Bent Over Double (John Riggs)
205 Epididimus (John Riggs)
208 John Riggs (John Riggs)
208 Rollover Revisited (John Riggs)
210 The Centerfold Deal (John Riggs)
212 Leftovers

213 Issue 13
213 Jinxed
216 Jimmy Revisited (John Riggs)
217 Purse Snatcher (John Riggs)
218 Backwards Card to Wallet (John Riggs)
219 Subscriptions - Trapdoor Price Patrol
220 Reserved Seating (Wayne Kyzer)
221 Doty's Ticker (J.C. Doty)
222 6801 Prediction
223 Happy Food (Steve Beam/Wayne Kyzer)
224 Magic Animals
228 Leftovers

229 Issue 14
229 CashPack
232 One Armed Assistant (Greg Atkinson)
233 Triple Waterfall (John Davit)
236 Falling Faro (John Davit)
238 Rollover (John Davit)
238 The Thing Returns Again (Bud Whitford)
239 And Again (Bud Whitford)
239 Count on Me (John Riggs)
240 Night Writer (Wayne Kyzer)
241 Subscriptions - WIMPS to RUMPS
244 Leftovers

246 Issue 15
246 Wy Magicians Aren't Tougher on Each Other
247 Are Magicians Too Touch on Each Other?
247 The "Commercial" Trick
248 Good Versus Bad Tricks
248 The Commercial Magician
249 The Attitude
250 Follow-Up (Don Morris)
251 Follow-Up (John Riggs)
251 Follow-Up (Phillip Young)
252 Follow-Up (Dexter Cleveland)
252 Follow-Up (Wayne Kyzer)
252 Deck on a Rope (Phillip Young)
253 The Shrink II (Steve Beam/Phillip Young)
254 The Match (Tom Craven)
255 Bottlefed (Tim Harkelroad)
256 Thumbs Down (Wayne Kyzer)
257 Well Shaken (Steve Beam)
258 Aces for Airheads (John Riggs)
261 Subscriptions - The Art of Filling a Page
264 Leftovers

266 Issue 16
266 Coon 1 (Tim Harkelroad)
267 Cood 2 (John Riggs)
270 Coon 3 (Wayne Kyzer)
271 Coon 4
272 Forced Add-On
273 The King Thing
275 Gagged
276 Big Deal
279 Subscriptions - Subscription for a Friend
280 Leftovers

281 Issue 17
281 Exploding Kings
283 Street Magic
284 Subscriptions - Other Magazines
285 Over Lightly (Wayne Kyzer)
285 Floating Trash
286 Chameleon Kings
291 Milked (Tim Harkelroad)
292 No Jacket Required
295 Style
296 Leftovers

297 Issue 18
297 Time Pieces
300 The Diamond Double (Paul Diamond)
302 Subscriptions - Endorsing Other Magicians
303 Special Animal Insert
303 Lucinda (John Riggs)
304 Trick With a Borrowed Dog (Jim Hyams, Paul Sorrentino, Gary Plants, Evert Chapman, Steve Beam)
305 A-Maze-Ing
306 The Roach Trick (Jim Hyams)
306 Vanishing Earthworm
307 Utility Vanish
307 Flea Market (John Riggs)
309 The Thing - The Sequel (John Harwood)
310 Rollover Aces
311 Cardtrik
316 Leftovers

317 Issue 19
317 Business Cards
322 Breater (Brad Reeder)
323 Scorcher (Gary Hipp)
324 Floating Lady
325 Blender (Chris Ball)
328 Guilty
328 Day Job
331 Subscriptions - Last Request on Death Row
332 Leftovers

334 Issue 20
334 Head Lines
335 Blowout (Paul Sorrentino)
336 Bearded
336 Cheek to Cheek (Paul Sorrentino)
336 Slicker (Wayne Kyzer/Steve Beam)
338 Hair Raising
338 Subscriptions - Coupon for Free Issue
339 The Pits (Phillip Young)
339 Blindfold (Wayne Kyzer/Steve Beam)
339 Hair Production (Wayne Kyzer)
339 Historical Note (Dexter Cleveland)
340 Up and Up (Jim Hyams)
340 Zombie (Rhett Bryson/John Riggs)
340 Combed
341 Grow (Wayne Kyzer/Steve Beam)
342 Comfort
342 Splitting Hairs (Jim Hyams)
343 Bev Bergeron Letter (Bev Bergeron)
344 The Traveling Toupee (Jim Hyams)
344 Sweat Silk (Wayne Kyzer)
345 Headbord (Gary Plants)
346 Fallout (Steve Beam/Wayne Kyzer)
346 Shampoo
347 Fearless Fido (Frank Herman)
349 Cranium Vanish (John Riggs)
352 Leftovers

353 Issue 21
353 How to Practice the Classic Force by Yourself (Steve Beam)
355 Mirror Change (Steve Beam)
357 Turnabout (Steve Beam)
361 Christmas Special (Steve Beam)
361 Over the Top (Rhett Bryson/Steve Beam)
362 Terminal Tricks (Steve Beam)
366 Subscriptions
367 Ups and Downs (John Riggs)
368 Leftovers

370 Issue 22
370 Upwardly Mobile I (Steve Beam)
372 Upwardly Mobile II (Steve Beam)
373 Card Cleavage (Steve Beam)
377 The Snapper (Steve Beam)
379 The Jogger (Steve Beam)
381 Tenkai Charlie (Steve Beam)
382 Subscriptions
384 Leftovers

386 Issue 23
386 Push Top (Tom Gagnon)
387 The Tipsy Vanish (Tom Gagnon)
388 The Tipsy Production (Tom Gagnon)
389 Cutting Up (Tom Gagnon)
390 The Dunbury Switch (Tom Gagnon)
391 The Blink Shrink (Tom Gagnon)
393 Stranger Exchanger (Tom Gagnon)
394 The Scoop (Tom Gagnon)
396 The Shelter Change (Tom Gagnon)
397 The Slider (Tom Gagnon)
399 You Have My Sympathy (Tom Gagnon)
403 Subscriptions
404 Leftovers

405 Issue 24
405 Topless (Mark Lefler)
407 Cool Change (John Riggs)
408 Cold Case (John Riggs)
409 Down Shift (Scott Robinson)
410 Remember and Forget (Gary Plants)
412 Cased Coins (Paul Sorrentino)
414 Subscriptions
414 Drop Change (Steve Beam)
415 Shattered (Steve Beam)
417 Drop In (Steve Beam)
418 Upwardly Mobile IV (Phillip Young)
419 Bird Brain (Steve Beam)
424 Leftovers

425 Issue 25
425 Name Brand Magic
426 In Heat
427 Last Initial
428 Lighten Up
428 Armchair Painter
430 Winding Up
431 Subscriber News Service
431 Sucker Sandwich I, II & III (Steve Beam)
433 Thru (Steve Beam)
435 Med-Update (Jim Hyams)
438 Five-Year Index
443 Thanksgiven
444 Leftovers


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