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S. W. Erdnase The Divining Rod blindfolded
Related toVariations 1902 174
Al Baker Think "Stop" wax pellet
Related toVariations 1937 323
Frederick Braue Braue Poker Deal getting the aces, faro stack
Variations 1940 150
Jack Merlin Merlin's "Lost" Ace Trick
Related toVariations 1940 233
Dai Vernon Cutting The Aces
Related toVariations 1946
Stars of Magic (Vol. 2 No. 2)
27
Everybody's Card, I transforms into four chosen cards, platform
Related to 1948 281
Dai Vernon The Vernon Poker Demonstration half deck set-up
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1957 223
David Bendix Dear Mr. Lyons one-hand riffle shuffle as a secret sleight, credit information
Related to Mar. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 23)
30
Arthur Hastings Dear Howard one-hand riffle shuffle as a secret sleight, credit information
Related to Mar. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 23)
31
Max Malini Levitation cigars, pencil and knife stick to fingers / hand
Related toVariations 1962 23
Max Malini Water from Cane water drops from cane, same method for weeping coin
Related toVariations 1962 45
Nate Leipzig Cigarette Paper Prediction thought of name appears on a cigarette paper
Related to 1963 141
David Bendix, Jon Racherbaumer The Satiricon
  • Cardmanship
  • Footnote to Ferris
  • Mirabile Dictu (joke description)
  • Excerpt from a Dialogue Overheard at a Convention (Racherbaumer)
Fall 1969
Hierophant (Issue 1)
31
David Bendix Ace-Cutting without Double-Cutting alternate way to get into "Cutting The Aces", using faro shuffle
Inspired by Winter 1969
Hierophant (Issue 2)
74
David Bendix, Jon Racherbaumer The Satiricon
  • Lester Overton: Tragic Hero (Bendix)
  • Excerpt from the Adventures of Harry Inane (Racherbaumer)
Winter 1969
Hierophant (Issue 2)
79
Roy Walton Oil and Queens transformation kicker
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1969 15
David Bendix, Jerry Printz The Satiricon
  • La Fleury, Pagan Cardicienne
  • Dove Droppings from all Over
  • Ask the Millwright
Spring 1970
Hierophant (Issue 3)
127
David Bendix, Jon Racherbaumer The Satiricon
  • Further Cardmanship - part two
  • Publisher's Postscript: A Riposte Rather than a Rip-off
Fall-Spring 1971
Hierophant (Issue 5-6)
260
David Bendix Sloppy Drunk Poker see page 16 for correction
Inspired by
  • "Slop Poker" (Pete Biro, Lecture Notes #1)
Jan. 1972
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 1)
6
David Bendix Ethnic Card Trick
1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 11)
148
David Ben Holy Smoke rolled flash paper becomes cigarette, two half dollars appear and change into bill
Jan. 1982
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 1)
972
Stephen Tucker Coin Problem coin travels to match box, posed as problem
Variations July 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 15)
285
David Ben Check-Out Time check in restaurant is torn, pieces vanished, reappear in purse
July 1983
Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 7)
793
Edward Marlo Instant Card to Wallet loading in lap, using David Bendix Bombshell wallet
1983 43
Edward Marlo Rapid Transit card in wallet transposes with card in deck, signed, using David Bendix Bombshell wallet
1983 50
David Bentley Expedition solutions to posed coin problem
Inspired by Apr. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 24)
464
David Ben Ringing in the Gaff matrix effect with dice or sugar cubes
1984
Epoptica (Issue Yearbook)
314
David Ben How Sweet It Is! bill in sugar packet
Apr. 1985
Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 4)
1050
David Ben Shorter and Sweeter Sugar vanishes, reappears in coffee
Also published here Nov. 1985
Epoptica (Issue 7)
427
Robert D. Michaels, David Ben, Michael Close, Bob Farmer, Michael Weber Invisible Triumph rough smooth, for credit information see reference
Related to May 1986
Apocalypse (Vol. 9 No. 5)
1207
David Ben Extension of Credit credit card is visibly strechted
Also published here July 1987
Epoptica (Issue 9)
493
Edward Marlo Packet Switches - First Method handling for drag/peel switch
Inspired by
  • Switch by Arthur Hastings & David Bendix (Hugard's Magic Monthly, Oct. 1956)
Related toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Feb. 1965
1988 128
Click! Click! David Ben, Ross Bertram, FISM, Fay Presto's 40th birthday
June 1988
Opus (Vol. 1 No. 10)
3
David Bendix Bendix Bombshell Wallet description and routine
1991 124
David Bendix Dave Bendix Variation 4&4
Inspired byAlso published here 1992 276
David Ben Ross Bertram 1912-1992
Aug. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 12)
28
David Bendix Dave Bendix Variation 4&4
Also published here Oct. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 2)
52
Jim Krenz Invisible Triumph spectator shuffles, all cards roughed on back
Related to 1994 18
Jack Carpenter Multiple top switch cards are switched as top card of packet is peeled on deck, see "Errata" in Issue #3 (p. 32) for crediting info
Related to 1994
Labyrinth (Issue 1)
17
Steve Bedwell Shake, Shuffle, And Twist invisible deck / Triumph combo
Related toAlso published here 1995 5
Ross Bertram, Emil Jarrow Sleeving Techniques of Ross Bertram and Emil Jarrow general comments, described by David Ben
Winter 1996 11
Rob Allen (reviewer) David Ben is... The Conjuror by David Ben Aug. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 12)
60
Ken McCreedy The Players on David Ben's "The Conjuror"
Aug. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 12)
62
David Solomon, Eugene Burger On David Bendix short interview
1997 45
John Pert Ben's Back
  • Letters
David Ben
Feb. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 6)
16
David Ben (reviewer) The State Of The Art Ragtime: The Musical Feb. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 6)
44
Patrick Watson, David Ben, David Peck In Their Words: Patrick Watson & David Ben
July 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 11)
38
V. Robert Allen (reviewer) David Ben is... The Conjuror by David Ben July 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 11)
41
David Callahan, David Ben, Derek Lavertu, George U Lyon, Richard Buffum, Gregg Webb, Ken Meaux Messages
Mar. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 3)
12
Jamy Ian Swiss David Ben: The Conjuror
June 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 6)
20
David Ben Developing a Show
June 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 6)
26
David Ben Oranges à la Raymond
June 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 6)
33
Patrick Watson Patrick Watson on Patrick Watson on David Ben
June 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 6)
36
David Ben The Conjuror's Dream Miser's Dream routine
Also published here June 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 6)
38
David Ben The Allen Kennedy Center Deal Exposed
Dec. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 12)
42
David Ben Career Management
  • Guest Editorial
Feb. 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 6)
27
David Ben Karl Germain
May 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 5)
56
Karl Germain, David Ben Spirit Writing thought-of name appears on a cigarette paper
Related to May 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 5)
56
David Ben Pellet Switch with bottle cap
May 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 5)
58
David Ben Thought Duplication blindfolded
May 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 5)
69
Michael Close (reviewer) Advantage Play: The Manager's Guide to Creative Problem Solving by David Ben Mar. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 7)
39
David Ben Introduction
2003 vii
David Ben Postage Prediction prediction of the value and country of stamp, double faced stamp force
Also published here 2003 3
David Ben Just Another Packet Trick destroyed bill in sugar packet
2003 6
David Ben Bitter Sweet Sugar vanishes, reappears in coffee
Also published here 2003 11
David Ben Extension of Credit credit card is visibly strechted, with Repeat Presentation
Also published here 2003 13
David Ben Bad Habits cigarette through bottle cap
2003 19
David Ben Worse Habits cups & balls with a cigarette paper and a bottle cap
2003 23
David Ben Spirit Writing named word appears on cigarette paper
2003 27
David Ben Ringing In The Gaff matrix effect with sugar cubes
Variations 2003 30
David Ben Wine and Roses Floating Rose
2003 33
David Ben Out Of The Ordinary
2003 35
David Ben Remember and Forget
2003 41
David Ben Dribble Side Jog retaining separation while dribbling
2003 42
David Ben Top Card Glimpse
2003 43
David Ben Dunbury Drop
2003 46
David Ben Window To The Soul
2003 49
David Ben Stop! The Lucky Prediction spectator finds predicted card
2003 52
David Ben Just Four Variety odd poker hand transforms into a Royal Flush
2003 54
David Ben Turnover Travelers
2003 56
David Ben Book Spread Turnover on Table or Bilis?
2003 58
David Ben Oil and Water
2003 61
David Ben Tabled Biddle Spread
2003 63
David Ben, Jack Merlin Lost Aces For Experts
Inspired by 2003 66
David Ben, John Scarne, Charles Bertram Scarne-Bertram Prediction card chosen from tabled mess matches prediction
Also published here 2003 71
David Ben Card On Ceiling
2003 74
David Ben Career Management
2003 77
David Ben Devaluation Detailed half dollar transforms into dime, dime vanishes
2003 83
David Ben Gravity Sleeving
2003 83
David Ben Wonder Coin coin through hand, coin above chose card, melts through cards in second phase leaving hole, see also Bob Farmer's "Journey to the Center of the Deck" (Linking Ring Sep. 1983)
2003 85
David Ben, Michael Weber, Michael Close, Bob Farmer Invisible Triumph rough smooth
2003 90
David Ben In-the-Hands Zarrow Shuffle tilt
2003 91
David Ben Alpha Faux presentation for "Alpha Mental": computer predicts chosen word
2003 95
David Ben Zip Mindreading book test presentation: computer predicts words
Also published here 2003 98
David Ben Psychic Cellular cell-phone guesses the chosen card
Also published here 2003 100
David Ben Cocktail Wizard
2003 102
David Ben Listen To Me
2003 103
David Ben Restoration Theatre bill in envelope is burned and restored from the ashes
2003 109
David Ben Matchless Psychometry spectators write phone numbers inside matchboxes, performer returns each to spectator
Variations 2003 113
David Ben Abstract Thought performer paints magic square for a thought-of age.
2003 117
David Ben Tossed On Stage tossed out deck version, five spectators
Variations 2003 119
David Ben Design Duplication performer draws thought-of symbols, using stooge
2003 125
David Ben Everybody's Card, III
Inspired byVariations 2003 128
David Ben Parlor Secrets
  • Length of Performance
  • Length of Individual Tricks
  • Type of Tricks
  • Be Seen/Be Heard
  • Set the Stage
  • Get On - Get Off
  • Program Placement
  • Add Value
  • Illusions
  • Image Enhancement
2003 133
David Ben Alchemy Revisited using pochettes and a second ring
Related toAlso published here 2003 143
Michael Weber, David Ben rapid off and on sequence flick move
Also published here 2003 144
David Ben The Conjurer's Dream Miser's Dream routine
Also published here 2003 147
David Ben Cards To Pocket ten cards
2003 150
David Ben Coin Duplication
2003 159
David Ben Tricks
2003 161
David Ben Scripts the scripts for
  • Alchemy Revisited
  • The Conjuror's Dream
  • Cards to Pocket
2003 162
David Ben Acknowledgements
2003 175
David Ben A Tribute to Ross Bertram
Mar. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 3)
30
David Ben Master Class on Ross Bertram
Mar. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 3)
39
Ross Bertram Ring on Stick
Related to Mar. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 3)
51
Karl Johnson The Many Roles of The Conjuror on David Ben's show
May 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 5)
68
Tony Giorgio The Center Deal: Fact or Fiction?
  • The Giorgio Letters
Related to Oct. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 10)
84
David Ben David Ben Responds on the Center Deal
Related to Oct. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 10)
86
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Tricks by David Ben Nov. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 11)
90
James Swain An Open Letter to Tony Giorgio and David Ben, on the Center Deal
Related to Dec. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 12)
64
David Ben Three Tricks from Tricks
Nov. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 3)
72
David Ben Postage Prediction prediction of the value and country of stamp, double faced stamp force
Also published here Nov. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 3)
73
David Ben Zip Mindreading book test presentation: computer predicts words
Also published here Nov. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 3)
74
David Ben Psychic Cellular cell-phone guesses the chosen card
Also published here Nov. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 3)
74
David Regal, David Ben Speaking Volumes
Related to Oct. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 10)
19
Michael Close (reviewer) Tricks by David Ben Feb. 2004
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 6)
30
David Ben Bertram, Braue And Ben combination with 2 more phases: 6 handed deal, Texas Hold'em deal, table faros
Inspired by Oct. 2005
The Penumbra (Issue 9)
12
Ross Bertram, David Ben, S. W. Erdnase Tabled Multiple Shift
Oct. 2005
The Penumbra (Issue 9)
12
David Ben Six Player Stack using table faros and false dealing
Oct. 2005
The Penumbra (Issue 9)
14
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) David Ben: Tricks by David Ben Feb. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 2)
34
David Ben Ben on Tricks comments on pieces in his show
  • The Rapping Hand
  • The Butterfly and Fan
  • The Symphony of the Rings
Feb. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 2)
36
Michael Powers Invisible Triumph selection turns over in other deck then Triumph with original deck, rough smooth & cheek to cheek combination
Related to 2006 159
David Ben Vernon: The Man Who Fooled Houdini on Dai Vernon
June 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 6)
52
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Dai Vernon: A Biography by Dai Vernon (written by David Ben) July 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 7)
93
David Ben No Big Deal: The Magical Life of Allan Slaight
Aug. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 8)
44
David Ben A Magicana Tribute to Allan Slaight
Aug. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 8)
66
David Ben Reflected Writings chosen card divined humorously from answers to questions and scribble by spectator
Aug. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 8)
74
David Ben, Bernard Bilis Tabled Spread Turnover
Also published here 2007 18
Bill Abbott Pokerface
Inspired by 2008 13
John Scarne, Ross Bertram Scarne-Bertram Prediction card chosen from tabled mess matches prediction
Also published here 2008
Prolix (Issue 5)
273
David Ben After the Shuffle on the Zarrow Shuffle
Feb. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 2)
56
David Ben Vernon. It all started with Vernon. long essay on the Zarrow Shuffle, credit information, reproduced letters and excerpts from early books
Feb. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 2)
61
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Revelation by Dai Vernon (written by David Ben)Also published here July 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7)
96
Luke Jermay The Bridge: An Approach to Walk-Around Mentalism
  • The New Mind
psychometry routine with business cards
Inspired by Oct. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 10)
21
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Zarrow: Lifetime of Magic by Herb Zarrow (written by David Ben) Nov. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 11)
106
David Ben No Big Deal on Allan Slaight
2008 13
David Ben Acknowledgements
2008 187
David Ben And the Oscar Goes to... Oscar candidates are divined
Inspired by
  • "Dead Name Duplication" (Ted Annemann, 1932)
Variations
Oct. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 10 (The Jinx - 75 Years))
8
David Ben And the Oscar Goes to... Oscar candidates are divined
Inspired by 2009 8
Burton S. Sperber David Ben mini bio
2010 12
David Ben Psychic DNA blindfolded, knife balances on finger and points out selected card
Inspired by 2010 13
David Ben, Bernard Bilis Tabled Spread Turnover
Also published here 2011 74
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #5 on Creating Magic, Stewart James, David Ben, Credit Check
Related to 2011 xv
Roy Walton, David Ben Quotable Quotes
Also published here
  • Wall Street Journal, June 25-26, 2011
  • Magic Circular, March 2011
2011
Prolix (Issue 9)
602
Msgr. Vincent Foy, David Ben The David Ben Shuffle unclear wether by David Ben or dedicated to him
2011 210
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli), Herb Zarrow Gilbreath's Second Principle Spectator shuffles the cards, deals out five hands, one of the hands is a good hand, but the hand of the imaginary partner gets a straight flush, uses ideas from Herb Zarrow and Ron Wohl
Related to
  • "U-shuffle Poker" (David Ben, Zarrow, A Lifetime of Magic)
Variations
2012 66
Richard Kaufman David Ben
May 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 5)
52
David Ben Max Malini: Bigger Than Life
Oct. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10)
48
David Ben Scotch and Cigars intro to tricks from Max Malini
Oct. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10)
72
David Ben The Weeping Coin
Inspired byRelated to Oct. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10)
72
David Ben The Weeping Knife
Inspired byRelated to Oct. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10)
74
David Ben The Levitation of a Cigar cigar clings to hand
Inspired byRelated to Oct. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10)
76
Gabi Pareras Triunfo Invisible invisible deck / Triumph combo
Related to 2014 11
Arthur Hastings, David Bendix, Edward Marlo Talazac Switch Variation with a break, top card face up
2014 74
John Lovick (reviewer) The Experts at the Card Table by S. W. Erdnase (written by David Ben) Oct. 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 10)
78
David Ben Julie Eng: Buried Treasure
Dec. 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 12)
78
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Revelation by Dai Vernon (written by David Ben)Also published here 2017 117
Noah Levine Balancing Acts: David Ben's Hocus Pocus at the Soulpepper Theater
  • I. Shuffle Work
  • II. Sprezzetura
  • III. Academics
Apr. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 4)
80
David Ben Thoughts on the Stevens Control
Apr. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 4)
85
David Ben A Tough Knife to Swallow
Apr. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 4)
90
David Ben With a Grain of Salt
Apr. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 4)
92
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Penguin Live Lecture: David Ben by David Ben Nov. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 11)
104
Nathan Coe Marsh (reviewer) David Ben Live by David Ben Dec. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 12)
101
Anthony Owen Elevated Matrix ring as substitute
Inspired by 2017 106
Roberto Mansilla La Carta de Todos joker changes into three selections
Inspired by 2017 99
David Ben In Memoriam: John Thompson
May 2019
Genii (Vol. 82 No. 5)
12
David Bendix, Arthur Hastings Close-Up Top Change II sort of Le Temps Switch with one card face up
Also published here
  • "Close-Up Top Change II" (Arthur Hastings & David Bendix, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 14, No. 5, Oct. 1956, p. 481)
2019 22
Joe M. Turner Zarrowskill with three written prediction
Inspired by
  • Herb Zarrow's "Minimal Miraskill" in David Ben's "Zarrow: A Lifetime of Magic"
2020 88
David Ben Foreword
2020 12
David Ben In Memoriam: John Allan Slaight
Nov. 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 11)
10
Nathan Coe Marsh (reviewer) Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic by Dai Vernon (written by David Ben) Dec. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 12)
82
Max Malini Weeping Coin/Weeping Cane water drops from cane, same method for weeping coin
  • Weeping Cane (or Knife like David Ben)
Related to 2022 199
Max Malini, Steve Cohen Magnetic Fingertips - Cigars & Knives discussion of Malini's performances and various possible methods, cigar or knife cling to finger tips
  • 1. Adhesive Applied to the Fingertips
  • 2. Standard Lift Grip
  • 3. A Clip-On Attachment
  • The Malini Routine
Related to 2022 327
David Ben Dai Vernon: An Introduction
2022 10
David Ben Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic
2022 14
David Ben Constellations of Magic on schools of magic and Dai Vernon's influence
2022 24
David Ben Dai Vernon: The Professor
  • The Forties
  • The Fifties
  • America's Greatest Man of Magic
    • Vernon was Wonderful!
    • Au revoir, Dai Vernon
  • The Sixties
  • The Seventies
2022 38
David Ben Thunderstruck on Dai Vernon's classic routines
2022 116
David Ben Introduction
2022 1
David Ben The Tragic Rhythm routine structure
2022 3
David Ben The Principles of Deception Aces lost face up, center deal demonstration
  • Notes on The Principles of Deception
Inspired by 2022 10
David Ben Alchemy Revisited using pochettes and a second ring
Also published here 2022 24
Michael Weber, David Ben Rapid off and on Sequence flick move
Also published here 2022 42
Francis Menotti (reviewer) Alchemy by David Ben Oct. 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 10)
92
David Ben 'Tis the Season on collecting
Jan. 2024
PM2 (Issue 30)
17