Tarbell, Harlan: Tarbell's Course In Magic Volume 4
©1927 Tarbell System, Inc., 1978 Tannen Magic, 1978 D. Robbins
416 pages, HB
Tarbell vol 4


Comments: Favorites: Cigarette 27, Paper Cups 39, 41, 43; Soap Pitchman 46, Koko Blocks 64, Cut & Restored Tie 69, Lesson 47 on thimbles, Snooty Snake card revelation 113, Jumping Cards 123, Red & black Transpo, Lesson 54 linking rings, Cut & Restored Ribbon 317, King solomon's bands 335, and Penetrative Silk 355.

Contents:

xiv Ethics Among Magicians

21 Lesson 46 Novelty Magic
21 Christopher's Telegram to Flowers
23 Christopher's Flaming Napkin (flashpaper)
25 Instantaneous Flower Production
27 Bert Easley's Impromptu Cigarette Production (about a dozen)
29 Smoke Up Your Sleeve: smoke blown down 1 sleeve comes out the other
32 Impromptu Hydrostatic Glass: Water suspends in upside down glass
34 Freezing a Glass of Water: cellophane illusion
36 Isely's Anti-Gravico: device allows upside down pop bottle to retain liquid
39 Water Production from Paper Cup: Water from nowhere
41 Water In the Hat: Water poured into hat: hat is okay
43 Berland Cup & Water Transit: Cup of Water transfers from Bag to Hat
46 Soap Pitchman: Money placed in bar of soap, but spectator always loses
51 The Stamp Album: Magic Coloring Book
54 Dell O'dell Stamp Album presentation
55 John Booth's Album of Stars: Color Album and picture frame
62 Knife and Paper Squares: paddle trick
64 Koko and the Jumping Block: ABC blocks & shell
69 Cut and Restored Necktie
71 Jack Gwynne's Color Changing Rabbit

73 Lesson 47 Thimble Magic
73 16 Thimble routine
75 Preliminary Special Practice: Thumb palm, back & front palm, production, change over palm
79 Thimble Act Routine: slow thimble vanish, 2nd finger hideaway, production, pull away vanish, two in one color change, head & mouth vanish, jump hand to hand, outline of act and more
97 Miser's Dream with Thimbles
99 Some interesting vanishes

103 Lesson 48 Swallowing Needles & Razor Blades
103 The Needle Mystery: Needles & thread swallowed and come out threaded
108 Threaded Razor Blades in Mouth: with a John Booth Suggestion

113 Lesson 49 Unique Card Magic
113 Kolma Tarbell Snooty Snake: spring snake reveals card
116 Flash Card Change: Two cards selected, returned, and deck placed in glass. Handkerchief covers glass and first, then second card revealed.
119 Tarbell Card on the Necktie: Selected card appears on spectator's necktie
120 The Yankee Doodle Card: spectator selects card by whistling Yankee Doodle
122 Joe Berg's Flip Up Card: Cards are riffled, selected card rises half way out
123 Pop Up Cards: Cards appear suddenly or shoot up from hand
124 The Jump Up Card: Selected card jumps from hand to hat held above deck
125 Revolver Card: Selected card shoots from deck
126 Audley Walsh's Side Spinner: selected card spins sideways fro deck into hat
127 Audley Walsh's Long Distance Spinner
128 The Floating Queen: card floats behind fingers
130 The Vanishing Bird Cage Card: Card disappears in hands
132 Mendes' Shooting Card: Selected Card shoot from case while held by spectator

135 Lesson 50 Novelty Rising Cards
135 Modern Rising Cards from Envelope: 3 cards rise while in envelope on easel
139 Enchanted Cards and Envelope: As above
142 Bewitched Rising Cards and Envelope: As above, but in hands
145 Mysterious Bookmarks or Rising Cards from Book
148 A Book and a Card: impromptu
150 Rising Cards Through Hat
152 Rising Cards Out of Hat
154 Tarbell's Haunted House Rising Cards: small metal haunted house

157 Lesson 51 Card Transition
157 The Flying Cards: cards pass from one packet to another
158 Tarbell Flying Cards: as above
165 The Passing of Three Selected Cards
166 Flying Cards and Envelopes: variation using envelopes
170 Wilder's Flying Cards: as above
172 Hen Fetsch's Surpasso: Selected cards end up in alternate envelope
174 Ships That Pass In the Night: flying cards with red/blue backed decks
177 Red and Black Transposition: ten reds change with 10 blacks (roughing)
181 The Cards Up the Sleeve: 12 cards to pocket, one at a time
187 Cards Up the Sleeve (Shoulder Method): as above, but from shoulder of coat

192 Lesson 52 Mental and Psychic Mysteries
192 Himber's Transcendental Book Test
196 Hen Fetsch's Double Knockout: 4 numbers called out, total predicted
200 Grant's New Slate Test: 4 number total predicted
202 Answer to a Mentalist's Prayer: Special envelopes allow instant detection
206 Distant Mental Communication: objects determined by remote assistant
209 The Yogi's Prediction: Paper sealed in envelope, Yogi reveals number, city, etc.
211 Rapid Mental Transference: A number sealed in envelope is revealed by magician
214 Superbe Prediction: nail writer
216 Telepathic Pictures: Magician and spectator draw the same picture
219 Man Mind Reading Act: with billet switch
224 Modern Crystal Gazing Act: gimmicked tray
231 Excelsior Mind Reading Act: full act with several methods used
244 Telepathic Deck: One way force, Svengali, others
246 Psychic Paper: Guessed number found printed on colored paper
248 The Quick and the Dead: Center tear approach, carbon paper, others
259 Ralph Read's Tapping Pencil: Pencil held still "taps"

264 Lesson 53 The Thumb Tie
264 Ten Ichi Tump Tie: full routine
271 Modernized: Uses one cord instead of two
272 Tip Top Thumb Tie: ties thumbs first
274 Chow Sen Thumb Tie
275 Frank Ducot Thumb Tie: uses two cords
276 Jack Miller Thumb Tie: Frank Ducot variation
277 Tarbell's Simplex Thumb Tie
279 Tarbell's Li King Thumb Tie
280 Tarbell Tape Tie
281 Tarbell's Chinese Thumb Tie: tape, not really tied
283 Mel Forrester's Rubber Band thumb tie (good!)

284 Lesson 54 Chinese Linking Rings:
284 Eugene Laurant 11 ring routine (2 extra singles, 1 extra key). Uses 1 key to show "dead" sound when rung. Rings are linked, examined, clash link, figures, all unlink at end.
306 Weber's Emergency Routine: 2 singles: chain of 2, no key
311 Jack Miller's Spinning Rings: flourish
312 Tomy Dowd's Odin Ring Count: a 4 ring count
314 Tomy Dowd's spinning ring unlink

317 Lesson 55 Magic With Ribbon
317 Cut & Restored Ribbon. TT
320 Card on Ribbon Mystery: thru envelope
323 Dollar Bill on Ribbon: as above
326 Ghostly Ribbon: ribbon cut through envelope
328 Spirit Communication: Magic slate type prediction
333 A Wandering Ribbon: pink ribbon vanishes, appears in blue envelope
335 King Solomon's Marriage Bands: Afghan bands
337 Whamsy Cut & Restored Ribbon: duplicate

341 Lesson 56 Silken Trickery
341 Carlyle's 20th Century Silks: 3rd silk appears knotted between
344 Al Baker's 20th Century Silks: Uses dye tube, black art well
347 Al Baker's Sympathetic Silks: 2 methods
350 A Remarkable Giant: ribbon becomes tied between silks
352 Jack Miller's Knotty Silk: dissolving and appearing knot (nice)
355 Penetrative Silks: silk penetrates bar
357 Cords of Phantasia: Grandma's Necklace for stage, 3 methods
365 Instant Handkerchief Spread: fold to produce large silk
366 Flash Silk Production: instant production (thread)
368 Carlyle's One Hand Silk Production: special gimmick
370 Carlyle's Multiple Silk Production: 1-2-3-5-8! Special pockets

375 Lesson 57 Slate Mysteries
375 Double Slate Writing: Flap slate
375 Two Messages on Slates: how to force 2 messages
383 Al Baker Slip of Paper Force: envelopes
386 Numbered Double Slate Writing
389 Simplex Double Slates: no flap
390 Single Slate Writing: flap
391 Transfer Single Slate Writing
392 A Visible Message: onion juice
392 Dobrin's Double Locking Slate: hinged flap
394 Larsen & Wright Double Message
396 Jack Miller Slate Routine: 2 slates
399 Multiple Slate Writing
402 A Spooky Message (similar to Tenyo product TEN of HEARTS slate)
406 Message on Paper: On paper between slates
408 Chinese Comedy Slate Message
411 White Chalk of Many Colors

413 Lesson 58 Illusions
413 David Bamberg's The Girl From the Light

 


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