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Business Cards of various artists, Sid Lorraine, Lu Brent, Morris Loewy, Le Paul, Arthur Lloyd, Phil Dallee, Paul Rosini and more
Nov. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 14)
Newspaper Clippings and Business Cards Dr. Peck, Russell Swann, Sid Lorraines and more
Dec. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 15)
Sid Lorraine Addition to Elliott's Crimp nail nick
1938 52
G. W. Hunter Continuous Impromptu Production of Cigarettes
Variations 1938 743
Sid Lorraine The Sealed Message sealed and burned message is divined
1938 889
Sid Lorraine The Magic Blotter answer to question appears on paper
1938 890
Sid Lorraine Dollar Day
Oct. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 61)
Sid Lorraine Magical Business Card quick transformation effect as card is given out
Oct. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 63)
Sid Lorraine Prediction method for sealed prediction envelope
Also published here Nov. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 65)
Sid Lorraine Eine neue Durchdringung deck with holes, ribbon through envelope where three selections appear on ribbon
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 3&4)
U. F. Grant Tomato Cocktail tomato vanishes from paper bag, where only tomato skin remains, in cup appears tomato juice
Related to 1940
The Jinx (Issue 103)
Jack Vosburgh, Sid Lorraine, Theodore Annemann Cherchez La Lady performer finds money card in different situations
Also published here 1940
The Jinx (Issue 116)
Sid Lorraine Cigars continuous cigar production
Inspired by Apr. 1940
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 10)
Sid Lorraine That Nazti Man weird number gag
The Jinx (Issue 130)
Sid Lorraine Idea of 40,000 Words dictionary test, hole in book
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941
The Jinx (Issue 131)
Sid Lorraine The Pocket Hindoo Rope Trick rope vanishes, Indian rope trick presentation, flash rope
1941 ca. 381
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Audley Walsh, Maurice Raymond, a number/word puzzle by Blackstone, Sid Lorraine
July 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 64)
Sid Lorraine 40.000 Words dictionary test, hole in book
Also published here 1944 83
Sid Lorraine Prediction method for sealed prediction envelope
Also published here 1944 170
Jack Vosburgh Cherchez La Lady performer finds money card in different situations
Also published here 1944 286
Sid Lorraine The Four Burglars two parts
1945 144
Sid Lorraine A "Flash" Opener flash paper bill vanish
1945 320
James G. Thompson Jr. Biographical Sketches of Contributors
  • Theo. Annemann
  • Charles Arbuthnot
  • George E. Arrowsmith
  • Roger Barkann
  • Sylvan Barnet
  • Joseph L. Barnett
  • Raymond L. Beebe
  • Eugene Bernstein
  • J. B. Bobo
  • John N. Booth
  • Tom Bowyer
  • Vynn Boyar
  • Joan Brandon
  • Fred Braue
  • John Braun
  • Lu Brent
  • R. C. Buff
  • Clyde F. Cairy
  • Loring Campbell
  • Jack Chanin
  • Frank Chapman
  • Forest V. Chesbro
  • Milbourne Christopher
  • Eddie Clever
  • Stanley Collins
  • Mystic Craig
  • Thomas J. Crawford
  • John J. Crimmins, JR.
  • Paul J. Curry
  • Del Monte
  • Harry Dobrin
  • Ronald B. Edwards
  • Bruce Elliot
  • Professor El-Tab
  • Dr. E. G. Ervin
  • Dr. Henry Ridgely Evans
  • Val Evans
  • "Hen" Fetsch
  • Thomas B. Fitzgerald
  • Dariel Fitzkee
  • Sid Fleischman
  • Joseph Harman Fries
  • Martin Gardner
  • Teral Garrett
  • Walter B. Gibson
  • Arnold L. Grubin
  • Nelson C. Hahne
  • Hathaway
  • Royal V. Heath
  • Charles H. Hopkins
  • Jean Hugard
  • Mark Jacobs
  • R. M. Jamison
  • F. H. Jeudevine
  • Maurice Kains
  • George G. Kaplan
  • George Karger
  • Joseph A. Karson
  • Wilbur Kattner
  • Gerald Lynton Kaufman
  • Howard B. Kayton, M.D.
  • The Great Kolar
  • Gerald Kosky
  • Abril Lamarque
  • William W. Larsen
  • Sid Lorraine
  • Art Lyle
  • L. Vosburgh Lyons
  • Richard F. Madden
  • Greer Marechal, JR.
  • George McAthy
  • William H. McCaffrey
  • Jack McMillen
  • Harry Mendoza
  • Orville Meyer
  • John W. Mifflin
  • Chester Morris
  • Paul Morris
  • Frederick Mosteller
  • Robert A. Nelson
  • C. A. George Newmann
  • Grady S. Nicholson
  • Dr. Cecil E. Nixon
  • Charles Walter Nyquist
  • Dell O'Dell
  • Tom Osborne
  • George Harrison Pittman
  • Julien J. Proskauer
  • Clayton Rawson
  • Ralph W. Read
  • Dolf Rudin
  • Herb Rungie
  • Ned Rutledge
  • James J. Sanders
  • Lucille Pierce Saxon
  • Sigmar - The Magician
  • Jerry Sorensen
  • Willard S. Smith
  • George Starke
  • Dr. Raymond V. Stone, SR. (RAMO)
  • Harlan Tarbell
  • DR. Franklin Taylor
  • J. G. Thompson, JR.
  • Jack F. Trebel
  • M. Van Reese
  • Jack Vosburgh
  • Audley Valentine Walsh
  • Peter Warlock
  • Herman L. Weber
  • Bob Weill
  • William H. Wilson
  • Tommy Windsor
  • Howard H. Wise
  • Ed. Wolff
  • Michael F. Zens
1945 347
Sid Lorraine, Arthur H. Buckley Slop Shuffle
1946 196
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Patter by Sid Lorraine 1946 7
Paul Fleming (reviewer) A Magician in the House by Sid Lorraine 1946 13
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Silent Mora, Joe Karson, The Great Virgil, Sid Lorraine, Walter Floyd, Bill Grasham, Arnold Grubin, Jamison, J. G. Thompson, L. Vosburgh Lyons
Jan. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 117)
Sid Lorraine A Tipsy Trick slop shuffle
1948 183
Sid Lorraine, Bert Douglas Watch the Lemon lemon is supposed to travel into glas, only skin remains, lemonade in glass
Inspired by
  • "The 'Lemon Crush' Mystery" (Sid Lorraine, Linking Ring Vol. 2 No. 11, 1924)
Related toVariations
1948 75
J.C. Whyley Elusive Lady with three cards, see p. 781 for credit information by Sid Lorraine
Related toVariationsAlso published here Dec. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 193)
Frank Joglar Backstage on Sam Horowitz, Jay Marshall, Fu Manchu, Robert Harbin, Eugene Hellman, Alli Mona, Louis McBride, Sid Lorraine, Tom Bowyer and more
  • News of the Necromancers
  • See-Through Sorcery
  • Harbin
  • Personal Preferences
  • Black Magic
  • Albenice
  • Memory Book
  • "Cagliostro"
  • Tom Bowyer
Dec. 1949 612
Sid Lorraine "I Never Touch the Cards" spectator has another spectator choose a card, key card location
1949 27
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Willard Smith, Jack LeDair, Max Katz, Sid Lorraine, Maurice Fogel, Audley Walsh, Frances Ireland, Al Baker
Oct. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 214)
Milbourne Christopher, Sid Lorraine Flame Up piece of newspaper is touched with blown-out match and starts to burn
June 1950 671
Sid Lorraine A Close-Up Novelty change of spectator's name into performer's name, number and name of city presentation
July 1950 677
John J. Crimmins Jr. (reviewer) More Patter by Sid Lorraine Dec. 1950 728
Frank Joglar Backstage on Larry Arcuri, Ben Dalgin, Dr. Castello, Joe Barnett, Joe Karson, Sid Lorraine, Harry Blackstone, Gali Gali, Harry Usher, Coffrin, Jay Marshall, Bill Neff, Jay Palmer, Sorcar, J.G. Thompson, Wilfried Jonson, Kuda Bux, Russ Swann, Chester Morris, Norman Jensen, Jack Channin, Randolph, Stewart Judah, Slydini and more
  • Recommended
  • What About You
  • Be Prepared
  • News and Notes
  • Production Trick
  • In Print
  • $2,800
  • Time, Please
  • Twit Twit
  • Ramblings
  • TV Topics
  • How????
  • Jottings
  • Lecturers
Dec. 1950 730
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on George Kaplan, Milbourne Christopher, Martin Gardner, Mike Millet, Bill Simon, Dr. Jaks, Francis Carlyle, Faucett Ross, Dai Vernon, John Boyko, Sid Lorraine, Leo Rullman, Keith Clark, Fu Manchu
Apr. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 226)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the S.A.M - I.B.M. convention, Sid Lorraine, Dai Vernon, Dr. Jaks, Frank Garcia, Bill Simon, Ross Bertram, Johnny Platt, Chic Schoke, Leslie Barrie, Gene Bernstein, Tom Hanlon, Russell Swann, Audley Walsh, Del Ray, Jay Marshall
June 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 231)
Sid Lorraine Off the Record card prediction on a record
June 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 232)
Sid Lorraine, Milbourne Christopher Sid Lorraine's In The Mind name of card is revealed with novelty pencil, pencil can be illuminated in center
Apr. 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 11)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Ed Stoddard, Sid Lorraine, Ralph Read, Knights of Magic, Dai Vernon, Dr. Braude, Gerald Kosky, Gershon Legman
Feb. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 249)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, The Friday Night Sodality, E. Brian Mc Carthy, Fred Keating, Sid Lorraine, Bill Simon
Sep. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 290)
Sid Lorraine Dictionary Message Reading using peek dictionary to read billets put into it
1954 209
Sid Lorraine Slop Shuffle
1955 33
Sid Lorraine Kalanag and his Magical Musical Revue review of "Sim Sala Bim" with Gloria de Vos
The New Phoenix (Issue 347)
Sid Lorraine On Openings
Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
Don Tanner O. Henry Monte - Two Card Monte Perfected with traveling kicker, see also p. 336 for ideas by Sid Lorraine
Variations Jan. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 376)
Don Tanner The Back Room on Magi-Fest, Micky Hades, Elmer Skippy Huber, U. F. Grant, Sid Lorraine, Walt Rollins, Dino Mazza
Feb. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 377)
Sid Lorraine A Backward Spell divination of a word on a small billet, folded and clipped, N.C.R Paper
Apr. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 379)
Karl Fulves The Black Room silk/tissue of chosen color travels from glass tumbler behind spectator's back to wrapped tumbler
Related to
  • p. 20 for idea by Sid Lorraine
Nov. 1965 4
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther, Sid Lorraine, Victor Marsh, Gari Diringer, John Hudak, George McLean Etcetera
Feb. 1966 20
Sid Lorraine Snap! rubber band around folded business card, both cut but rubber band remains intact, should be called "Snappy"
Related to Aug. 1966 49
Karl Fulves Paper Clip Holdout inside case
Related to
  • p. 122 for idea by George Blake
July 1967 112
Karl Fulves Babel Hooker Rising Cards, George McAthy's books, Bruce Posgate, Sid Lorraine Business card line
Aug. 1967 114
Sid Lorraine Blowing Your Own Horn writing on business card changes from "musician" to "magician"
Aug. 1967 117
Sid Lorraine, Ed Morrisey, George Blake, Burling Hull Etcetera business card idea by Burling Hull
Sep. 1967 122
Sid Lorraine, Karl Fulves Modified Paper Clip Holdout inside case
Inspired by Sep. 1967 122
Sid Lorraine Slop Shuffle
1967 9
Sid Lorraine Abbott's Ribbonifty rope through body, impromptu
1968 169
Sid Lorraine Cliplink paper clips link in chain
1969 94
Art Spring Crushed orange is supposed to travel into glas, only skin remains, orange juice in glass, simplified, see p. 337 for Sid Lorraine reference
Inspired by Mar. 1970 325
Ed Morrisey Word Completion Puzzle see p. 348 for Sid Lorraine puzzles and p. 352
Apr. 1970 332
Sid Lorraine, John Holt Etcetera word puzzles
July 1970 348
Karl Fulves Parablox paper box used to take props from it, at the end it changes to solid block of wood, posed as problem, see also p. 402 for solution by Bill Taylor
Related to
  • "Boxes or Blocks" (The Magic Wand, June-Sep 1933)
Nov. 1970 374
Sid Lorraine Solution to Parablox paper box used to take fruit and food from it, at the end it contains a solid die that fills up the entire box
Inspired by Mar. 1971 405
Tom Harris Just Chance with three envelopes, historical comments
Related toVariations July 1971 434
Roy Walton Chameleon Cards color changing backs small packet routine, four blue-backed queens and green joker shown, situation reverses, then queens become red-backed, see also p. 486
Inspired by
  • "Look An Illusion" (Larry Jennings, Genii Magazine)
Oct. 1971 464
Sid Lorraine Out of Sight... Out of Mind! revelation of multiple cards, phone number as memory aid
Magick (Issue 15)
Dick Jarrow Knot-So as Richard Jarrow, knot around tube dissolves
Variations 1971
Magick (Issue 16)
Sid Lorraine The Tubey Knot different knot, with tube
Inspired by 1971
Magick (Issue 22)
Sid Lorraine Token Trickery metal token with performer's name engraved, it changes into name of selection
Feb. 1972 485
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Double Feature by Sid Lorraine
Sep. 1972 558
Milbourne Christopher Tuning In! people write down their favorite TV shows and performer allocates all correctly
Variations 1972
Magick (Issue 41)
Sid Lorraine Think Dot different marking system than Tuning In!
Inspired by 1972
Magick (Issue 47)
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Al Koran, Sid Lorraine, T. Page Wright
Magick (Issue 63)
Sid Lorraine Just Chance - Credit Information
Related to Jan. 1973 585
A. Kojima Lightning Link see also p. 684 for credit information, and p. 757 for more credit information by Sid Lorraine regarding Dr. Fred Ervis and Richard Durham
Related toVariationsAlso published here Oct. 1973 675
Chandler Mason Personal Voodoo voodoo doll on paper, x-mark appears at same position on second and signed drawing
Variations 1973
Magick (Issue 66)
Roy Walton Once Upon A Time.... Jack and Queen of Hearts removed and put under handkerchief, Jack transforms into rubber frog
VariationsAlso published here Oct. 1974 818
Sid Lorraine 4 Girls & a Janitor patter for Walton's "Chameleon Cards"
Inspired by Dec. 1974 828
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Sid Lorraine and the history of the center tear, Jules Lenier
Magick (Issue 112)
Karl Fulves Babel Sid Lorraine, machine-produced music, Lu Brent, Jack Chanin, IBM lecture on the magazine, Spellbinder, Slydini lecture
Jan. 1975 834
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Magic Manor by Sid Lorraine 1975
Interlocutor (Issue 4)
Sid Lorraine Voodoo Revisited voodoo doll on paper, x-mark appears at same position on second and signed drawing, carbon paper
Inspired by 1976
Magick (Issue 167)
Sid Lorraine Foreword
1976 3
Al Mann 50'000 Words
Inspired by 1977 20
Sid Lorraine Words, Words, Words word STARLING on slate, one letter erased at a time to form a new word, gag patter
Inspired by
  • Rupert Slater item, The Magic Wand
1977 150
Philip T. Goldstein, Sid Lorraine Maybe-Plus variation by Sid Lorraine
1978 4
Al Mann Another Chapter on the Center Tear on the history of the Center Tear, on Joe Ovette, Annemann, Sid Lorraine
1978 12
Al Mann What is it? letter from Sid Lorraine to Al Mann about the history of the Center Tear, comments by Mann and xerox of Lorraine's notes from 1928, copy of the manuscript "What is it?" by Joseph Ovette from 1931
1978 12
Philip T. Goldstein Earth-Ward! ten cards, seated
Inspired byVariations 1978
Magick (Issue 203)
Sid Lorraine Earth-Ward II with ESP symbols on blank cards
Inspired byRelated to 1978
Magick (Issue 204)
Sid Lorraine Kunstgetrickse MC gag with painting
Inspired by
  • "Crazy Capers" (Arnold Crowther, Abracadabra #1286)
Also published here
  • Abracadabra #1340, Oct. 1971
Dec. 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
Robert Cassidy (reviewer) Sensicard by Sid Lorraine Sep. 1978 7
C. L. Boarde Open Sesame - Variation A hole in book
Related to 1978 117
Sid Lorraine Two-Faced spectator turns over card behind back, is predicted, deck of double facers
Related to July 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 7)
Barry Wiley Earth-Ward III out of this world type, with business cards
Inspired byRelated to 1979
Magick (Issue 226)
Sid Lorraine Karrell Fox
1979 19
Stan Lobenstern "Impromptu" Headline Prediction credit correction on page 612, additional credit to Donn Davison, Sid Lorraine, Ted Annemann
Sep. 1981
Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 9)
Jon Racherbaumer, Edward Marlo Double Trouble predicting card the spectator reverses behind back
Inspired by July 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 7)
Reinhard "Stutt" Stuttman Chinese Numbers party stunt with matched
Variations July 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 7)
Sid Lorraine Apocalypse Variations Or Additions party stunt
Related to Apr. 1983
Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 4)
Jeff Busby (reviewer) A Talk about Patter: Write Yourself by Sid Lorraine June 1983
Epoptica (Issue 4)
Thomas Alan Waters SideSidAl combination of Lorraine's and Baker's book tests
Related to 1983
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test)
Steve Beam Upside Down Chinese compass effect with the words "up" and "down", square plaque, several moves, see also p. 51 for additional ideas and remarks by Martin Gardner, Dan Garrett and Sid Lorraine, more ideas on p. 990 by Lee Fred
Related toVariations 1983 1
Sid Lorraine It's A Date! prediction of spectator's birthdate, using a one-sheet calendar, humorous routine
Sep. 1983
Magick (Issue 323)
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Robert DeWitt, Denny Laub, Gary Inglese, Terry Tyson, Sid Lorraine, Bob Haines
Oct. 1983
Magick (Issue 324)
Karl Fulves J. C. Whyley's Elusive Lady comments and letter by Sid Lorraine
Related to 1983 7
Sid Lorraine Old Spell - New Twist "This is your card" is spelled to find selection, these words are also found printed on card, duplicate
1984 34
Sid Lorraine Sid Lorraine's Liquor Card Trick packet with liquors printed on them, selection divined, method guess by Fred Braue
Variations 1985 24
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Sun Sign word written on book mark and book mark placed inside book, book with hole
Related to Feb. 1985
Magick (Issue 346)
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Stage Size Magic Manor by Sid Lorraine July 1987
Epoptica (Issue 9)
Sid Lorraine Slop Shuffle
Dec. 1987
Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 2)
Sid Lorraine An American Expression "Two Tricks"
blank card with credit card print
The Chronicles (Issue 34)
Sid Lorraine Prince Charming "Two Tricks"
Jack of Hearts and Queen of Diamonds, Jack turns over, Queen is blushing, Jack is now blank card with frog folded from dollar bill
Inspired by 1988
The Chronicles (Issue 34)
Karl Fulves What From Whom various credit information
  • "Parallax" (David Britland, New Talon #1)
  • "Angel Card Rise" (David Britland)
  • "Dollar Con" (Terri Rogers)
  • "Moon Rock" Rip Off (Sid Lorraine)
  • Marlo Move in New Tops, June '85
  • "Double Vanish & Recovery"
  • "BoTop Change"
  • "Immediate Bottom Placement"
Related to 1988
Interlocutor (Issue 48)
Sid Lorraine Red/Black Shuffle jog shuffle, added to later printing than 1989 (no year given)
1989 8
Jeff Busby (reviewer) E.S.P. Money Saver by Sid Lorraine Sep. 1989
Epoptica (Issue 12)
Brother John Hamman, Sid Lorraine Slop Shuffle Variation
1989 90
Sydney Bergson Bottom Slip Force here credited to Sid Lorraine
1990 7
John Bannon On Sid Lorraine's Slop Shuffle
1991 25
John Bannon Minus One Force here credited to Sid Lorraine
Related to 1991 39
Sydney Bergson Bottom Slip Force here credited to Sid Lorraine
1991 70
Sid Lorraine Comedy Magicians I Have Known on Larry Gray, Judson Cole, Frank van Hoven, ...
1991 159
Jerry K. Hartman, Sid Lorraine Taste Test packet with liquors printed on them, selection divined
Inspired by 1991 497
Sid Lorraine A Percentage Trick
1994 1227
, Sid Lorraine Variant of Sid Lorraine's Cut Rubber Band used with string
1994 1238
Karrell Fox The Sloppy Fox Rollover with eight-packet display that is "rolled up"
Inspired by
  • Sid Lorraine
1995 49
Sid Lorraine A Novel Card Discovery miniature card jumps out of deck when riffled, reprinted from Linking Ring, March 1928
Related to 1996 20
Sid Lorraine Slop Shuffle
1997 74
Sid Lorraine Das Kapital bills appear in pages of magazine, svengali pages
Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 1)
Sid Lorraine Moon Rock
  • Strange Tricks of Yesteryear
sponge rock changes color
Jan. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 1)
Sid Lorraine Slop Shuffle
2002 176
Sid Lorraine, Ron Bauer Sid Lorraine's Slop Shuffle
2002 22
Norman Houghton, Sid Lorraine Instant Egg white material changes into egg, then into fried egg, then into potato chips
Also published here
  • Abracadabra, Vol. 38 No. 976, Oct. 10, 1964, p. 220
2002 206
Sid Lorraine Slop Shuffle
2004 139
Sid Lorraine, Ron Bauer Slop Shuffle Triumph brief
2004 12
Sid Lorraine Slop Shuffle
2004 1
Sid Lorraine Slop Shuffle
2007 53
Sam Leo Horowitz Card at Any Number (One-Handed) spectator cuts off cards, performer deals to cut-to value with one hand, selection is at that position, one-hand bottom deal
Also published here
  • from Sid Lorraine's Archives
2007 28
Sam Leo Horowitz One-Handed Bottom Deal brief
Also published here
  • from Sid Lorraine's Archives
2007 28
Sid Lorraine Slop Shuffle
2008 286
Sid Lorraine To Vanish a Card card in middle of faced deck, deck is twistet several times and card is no longer there
2012 149
Sid Lorraine, Tom Bowyer Digging into the Past thought off cards are divined by placing them on table, duplicate
2012 150
David Regal (reviewer) Thumb Fun by Sid Lorraine, Devin Knight Sep. 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 9)
David Regal (reviewer) Mail Shot by Sid Lorraine, Christopher Congreave Sep. 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 9)