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Eddie Clever Hallucination three people look at top card, everybody sees a different card, see page 99 for improvement by Charles W. Fricke
VariationsAlso published here Oct. 1934
The Jinx (Issue 1)
1
Eddie Clever Three in One Gaff
Oct. 1934
The Jinx (Issue 1)
2
Theodore Annemann The Guessing Contest performer and spectator write a card on a slip of paper and try to find the others card, while the spectator cannot find the card in ten attempts, the performer hits on the first card
Variations 1934 18
Eddie Clever The Renovated Sphinx Card Trick two signed cards in hat transpose with signed card in deck, double backer, fake indices card
June 1935
The Jinx (Issue 9)
34
Eddie Clever A Test of Power spectator doesn't find performer's card in ten chances, performer finds spectator's card, billet
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1936
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36)
89
Eddie Clever A Ring in Transit from one hand to other, no pull
Also published here 1936
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36)
90
Business cards of various artists, Lloyd E. Jones, Gerald Kosky, Fred Keating, Eddie Clever, T. Nelson Downs and more
Apr. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 19)
106
Eddie Clever Only an Image some card names written down by spectators that think of any one, one of them selected, blank card first becomes wrong card (re. Elmsley gag, someone might be thinking of that one or not), then right card, fainted card (Larsen idea), see page 166 for credit correction
Related toAlso published here Nov. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 26)
163
Arthur Monroe Voodoo hole coin on string is put in box and hidden, lights turned out, in glowing light performer is seen to have box again and coin drops off cord, combined with card divination on blank card
Related toAlso published here May 1937
The Jinx (Issue 32)
208
Eddie Clever The Jaipur Jinnee method for forcing a page, mechanical way of changing position of ribbon between pages
Also published here June 1937
The Jinx (Issue 33)
211
Eddie Clever Out of the Ether medium in other room divines things
Sep. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 36)
242
Eddie Clever A Variation by Eddie Clever traveling light bulb
1937 60
Eddie Clever Encore Voodoo card is put in envelope with ribbon band and hidden by spectator, lights out, performer suddenly has card and mutilates it, when spectator retrieves card it has same appearance, dressed up Chinese Laundry Ticket
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 51)
358
Eddie Clever Master of Will three cards in three envelopes, same cards are selected from other deck and were predicted
Dec. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 6)
1
Frederick Braue The Score Card Scores ad card used to stab next to selection
Variations 1940 46
Otis Manning The Ghost of a Chance billet switching box, Q&A
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941
The Jinx (Issue 137)
781
Edward Marlo Simplex Ten to One performer and spectator think of a card, spectator does not find it, performer does
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1941 7
Eddie Clever Eddie Clever's Triple Rope Routine
1941 ca. 298
Ken Crossen Letter to Bruce Elliott about Bob Weill's and Eddie Clever's writing on Ted Annemann in "The Linking Ring"
Oct. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 46)
191
Eddie Clever A Test of Power spectator doesn't find performer's card in ten chances, performer finds spectator's card, billet
Also published here 1943 30
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, Eddie Clever, Elray, R.M. Jamison, Tom Fitzgerald
Nov. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 72)
295
Eddie Clever The Jaipur Jinnee method for forcing a page, mechanical way of changing position of ribbon between pages
Also published here 1944 81
Eddie Clever Encore Voodoo card is put in envelope with ribbon band and hidden by spectator, light out, performer suddenly has card and mutilates it, with matching corner
Also published here 1944 129
Eddie Clever Only an Image some card names written down by spectators that think of any one, one of them selected, blank card first becomes wrong card (re. Elmsley gag, someone might be thinking of that one or not), then right card, fainted card (Larsen idea)
Also published here 1944 306
Eddie Clever Answer to a Mentalist's Prayer indetectible method to mark an envelope and several applications
1945 202
Eddie Clever The "Red and Black" Effect one red and several black cards are put in envelopes, magician identifies red
1945 203
Eddie Clever To Pick Out and Name a Selected Card several cards in envelopes, selection is identified
1945 203
Eddie Clever The Living and Dead Test
1945 204
Eddie Clever Hallucination three people look at top card, everybody sees a different card
Also published here 1945 128
Eddie Clever A Ring In Transit from hand to hand, hand wrapped in handkerchief
1945 224
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
Eddie Clever Out Of the Ether medium in other room reveals, chosen card, words etc.
1945 36
Eddie Clever What You Can Do With Nelson's Thunderbolt Deck no explantation of the thunderbolt deck
1. i'll read your mind
2. the prophet again
3. direct my hand
4. master effect
5. "stop!""
6. three thinkers
1945 56
Walter B. Gibson Sextuple Stranger Than Hallucination three people look at the bottom card and remove it, all think of the same card
Inspired by Mar. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 80)
325
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Entertaining Children with Magic by Eddie Clever 1946 31
Abril Lamarque Telephonic Telepathy code for telephone
Variations June 1946 223
Eddie Clever, Gerald Kosky Telephonic Telepathy letters with ideas by Clever and Kosky on Lamarque's routine
Inspired by Aug. 1946 244
George C. Engel Guessing Is Fun one card and two chosen words, predictions written on index cards, see p. 320 for comment by Eddie Clever
Mar. 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 10)
299
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Martin Gardner, Stewart James, Erdnase, Art Lyle, Walter Gibson, Max Holden, Ben Braude, Stanley Collins, The Five-Best Poll, Bob Stull, Lloyd Jones, Eddie Clever, Milbourne Christopher, Elwin Shaw and more
Apr. 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 11)
311
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Eddie Clever, Carl Jones, Tom Hickey, Dr. Jaks, Gus Southall, Devant, Stewart James, The Five-Best Poll, Victor Farelli, Ronald B. Edwards, Edward Ritchell, Warren Corning, John Stanley, Orville Meyer, R. C. Buff, Richard Himner, Leslie Guest, Francis Haxton, Al Thompson and more
May 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 12)
320
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Vernon, Orville Meyer, Eddie Clever, Clayton Rawson, Jaks, Paul Morris, and more
  • The Five Best Poll
    • Humorous Tricks
    • Novelty Tricks
    • Rising Cards
    • Diminishing Cards
    • Discoveries
    • Miscellaneous
July 1947 334
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Jean Hugard, Bobo, Eddie Clever, Thomas Duncan, Elwin Shaw, Clayton Rawson, Five Best Poll, Frank Drobina, Charles Nyquist,Arthur Gross, Ernest Bourne, Jack Crimmins and more
Sep. 1947 352
Eddie Clever Two Are Seen two cards are predicted
Sep. 1947 355
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Gerald Kosky, Merv Taylor, Billy Muir, Gus Southall, Jean Valton, Paul Morris, Houdini, Groucho Marx, Bert Allerton, Lloyd Jones, Eddie Clever, Charles Jordan, Bill Holden and more
Aug. 1948 452
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Gerald Kosky, Merv Taylor, Billy Muir, Gus Southall, Jean Valton, Paul Morris, Houdini, Groucho Marx, Bert Allerton, Lloyd Jones, Eddie Clever, Charles Jordan, Bill Holden and more
Aug. 1948 452
Eddie Clever The New Vaticination blank card with prediction is used to stab next to selection
  • An interesting variation
Inspired by July 1949 563
Jean Hugard Hu-Gardenias on Eddie Clever
Sep. 1949 586
Eddie Clever Tuning Up spectator thinks of one out of two picture cards, which is divined
Variations 1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
8
Eddie Clever By Chance Alone two selection put on slates with written predictions match
1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
9
Eddie Clever, Mike Zerance E Z Magazine Test three magazines, using cards
1951
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
13
Eddie Clever Classified newspaper add test, using ABC cards
1951
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
15
Eddie Clever Criss Cross Cut Force in the hands variation
1951
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
15
Bob Somerfeld, Eddie Clever Night Owl book test in dark room
1952 15
Jay Marshall The Birdcage on Don Alan, Neil Forster, Gen Grant, Roy Benson, The Escape Wizard, Jean Hugard, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Eddie Clever, John Braun, Audley Walsh
1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 324)
107
Eddie Clever Deep Of Night longer blindfold routine
1959 23
Eddie Clever, U. F. Grant (a) Cigarette Test cigarettes dumped in a bowl, cigarette with different brand is found
1959 24
Eddie Clever (b) The Key Test with Manning's switching box
Related to 1959 24
Eddie Clever, Tom Sellers (c) The Magazine Test marking the page with an X
1959 25
Eddie Clever (d) The Card Test three cards are divined, and spectator is decribed
1959 25
Eddie Clever Ein Ring auf Reisen as "Eddie Clevar"
from one hand to other, no pull
Also published here 1959
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 2)
802
Don Tanner The Back Room on IBM/SAM Convention, Eddie Clever, Magic Dealer Association
Aug. 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 371)
313
Jack Yeager Tuning Up #2 two card monte with Jumbo cards
Inspired by 1964
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64)
30
North Bigbee Bookeroo using white carbon paper, see p. 430 for comments by Eddie Clever
1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 399)
425
Robert Parrish, Art Lyle, Lu Brent, Eddie Clever Letters
  • Parrish: on Alexis Aces and Nielsen problem
  • Lyle: on ironing trousers
  • Brent: on Lock-It
  • Clever: on the Nielsen problem
1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 400)
428
Karl Fulves The Back Room on Eddie Clever, Dallas Duffield
1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 400)
430
Eddie Clever Influence of Evil five ESP symbols on slate, one spectator rubs out four of them behind back, another selects ESP card from deck, they match
Related to
  • p. 35 for suggestion by Peter Warlock
Jan. 1966 13
George B. Anderson Impossible Mindreading apparently member of audience interrupts performance by thinking a number, person has to raise hand
Related to 1968 12
Fred Rothenberg Fred Rothenberg's Mental Gag No. 399, group of cards which contains thought-of card is at bottom, spectator asked to remove a few cards including his selection, performer knows it's the last one removed
Related to 1972 109
Jochen Zmeck Die J. Z. Anziehpuppe chosen clothes appear on figure on slate
Inspired by
  • Eddie Clever routine
1974 27
Karl Fulves Eye Witness two red Fours together in deck, spectator remembers card above pair, another card below pair, they name the same card which is then shown not to be in deck, then appears sandwiched between Fours
Inspired byVariations 1975 165
Karl Fulves Babel death of Eddie Clever, bullet catch anecdote
Apr. 1975 948
Eddie Clever Ein Eisbrecher-Trick paper napkin stretched over glass, then a silk produced from a hole
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
72
Jochen Zmeck Buchstabieren picture cards are spelled out with story, always "Falsch" shows up
Related to 1979 19
Eddie Clever Force Of A Year with coins
May 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 5)
848
Eddie Clever, Franz Christensen Buchstabier-Zauber picture cards are spelled out with story, always "Dummer August" shows up
Related toAlso published here
  • Christensen's "Spell Hound" (Genii, Nov. 1936)
Jan. 1984
Intermagic (Vol. 10 No. 3 & 4)
134
Peter Duffie Pictorial Ratification card chosen and cards counted off according to value and suit, then it is located
Inspired by
  • "Mental Spell" (Eddie Clever)
1992 14
Dan Harlan Business Sense several names in a category are called out by the spectator's and noted on business cards, chosen one is predicted in envelope
Inspired by
  • Jim G. Thompson, Jr. & Eddie Clever's "Aforesaid" in "The Linking Ring", June 1947
Sep. 1996
The Minotaur (Vol. 8 No. 3)
10
Eddie Clever A Clever Trick out-of-hand selection procedure with center cut, no keys, spectator removes five cards one of which must be the selection, performer finds it
VariationsAlso published here
  • "He Only Thinks" (Magic in the Modern Manner, Orville Meyer, 1949)
Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
19
Ken Simmons Variation by Ken Simmons out-of-hand selection procedure with center cut, no keys, spectator removes five cards one of which must be the selection, performer finds it, with additional riffle shuffle after the selection by spectator
Inspired by Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
20
Eddie Clever No Way! out-of-hand selection procedure with center cut, spectator reads off values and performer stops at selection
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Unseen" (Magic in the Modern Manner, Orville Meyer, 1949)
Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
21
Ken Simmons Variation by Ken Simmons out-of-hand selection procedure with center cut, spectator reads off values and performer stops at selection
Inspired by Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
21
Eddie Clever Three-Thought Coincidence card cut to and remembered, another spectator removes and pockets a card, a third spectator thinks of one, they all match, from notes by Max Abrams
Inspired by
  • "Impossible Yet?" (Eddie Clever, Thought Wings Onward, 1939)
Jan. 1998
Onyx (Issue 2)
28
Eddie Clever Three Thoughts Later three spectators think of a card and remove it, they're placed in an envelope and the names of the cards are written on a piece of paper, another spectator indicated three cards from a second deck which are put in an envelope, they are shown to match
Inspired by
  • "Dead Name Duplication" (Theodore Annemann, Thayer's Trick of the Month Club, 1932)
Apr. 1998
Onyx (Issue 3)
32
Eddie Clever Three-Deck Thought three spectators put a card reversed in a deck and spread the deck face up, performer with his back turned names the cards on either side for all three spectators
Inspired by
  • "Bills and Boox"
Oct. 1998
Onyx (Issue 5)
37
Docc Hilford Mephisto's Journey Spectator writes name of a card on billet, seals it with empty billet and deck of playing cards in envelope, envelope is hidden in other room, then light goes out and green light can be seen, performer holds envelope, reads slip and removes card. Everything vanishes again is back at the secret location, card is missing and message on empty billet. With borrowed objects.
Related to 1998 3
Karl Fulves Repeat After Me two decks, spectator cuts and remembers face card, then replaces, cuts behind back, both decks spread face-up, performer and spectator each push out three cards, one must be selection, performer's cards are added and counted down to in his deck, it matches spectator's selection
Inspired by
  • "He Only Thinks" (Eddie Clever, Magic In The Modern Manner, Orville Meyer, 1949)
Related to
2003
Off The Books (Issue 3)
21
Karl Fulves Out of Sight Out of Mind Version ten to twelve cards, miscalling
Inspired by
  • "He Only Thinks" (Eddie Clever, Magic In The Modern Manner, Orville Meyer, 1949)
Related to
2003
Off The Books (Issue 3)
24
Bob Farmer Hallucination 2.0 three spectators peek at top card, all claim to have seen different cards, card really is blank, three seen cards are found in a folded piece of paper
Inspired by 2022 10
Eddie Clever Hallucination three people look at top card, everybody sees a different card, see page 99 for improvement by Charles W. Fricke
Also published here 2022 20