Tarbell Course in Magic
On-line index compiled by Dennis Michael; Edited by Phineas Spellbinder

Lessons in Volume 5

59. Unique Magic 66. Tarbell Hindu Rope Mysteries
60. More Unique Mysteries 67. Modern Rope Magic
61. Four-Ace Effects 68. Magic of the Bambergs
62. Modern Mental Mysteries 69. Magic With Bowls and Liquids
63. Hat & Coat Productions 70. Illusions
64. Oriental Magic 71. Publicity and Promotion
65. Original Oriental Secrets  

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Lesson # - Page # Brief Description Category 1 Category 2 Inventor
Unique Magic
Lesson-59-13 Unique Magic      
Lesson-59-13 Harrison's Knife Through Coat (actually goes through!)     Harrison
Lesson-59-22 Frank Kelly's I Dood It: Torn and Restored napkin with comedy ending     Frank Kelly
Lesson-59-27 Hindu Yarn Mystery: Yarn torn to pieces and restored      
Lesson-59-30 Mora's Traveling Marbles: Marbles travel 1 at a time from hat to hat     Silent Mora
Lesson-59-35 Buckley's Milk and Silk Tranposition: One glass with silk placed in hat, other glass of milk wrapped in paper. They change places. Liquid     Arthur Buckley
Lesson-59-37 Edwin Tabor's Fourth Dimension Silks: Two different colored silks are tied together and pulled apart Silks   Edwin Tabor
Lesson-59-40 Gene Tarbell's Pull Apart Silks: As above Silks   Gene Tarbell
Lesson-59-43 Penetra Silk: Silk disappears from glass to appear in clear box (uses commercial Crystal Casket) Silks    
Lesson-59-47 Blackledge Card and Cigarette Change: Selected card has corner torn off and is rolled up like a cigarette. It changes into a cigarette, and the card is found in a cigarette case previously examined and now held by the spectator     J. Elder Blackledge
Lesson-59-52 Martin Gardner's Pop Up Cigarette: Cigarette is covered by handkerchief and suddenly pops through it     Martin Gardner
Lesson-59-53 Martin Gardner's Immovable Cigarette: Cigarette held through cloth. Cloth removed, cigarette stays     Martin Gardner
Lesson-59-56 Bob Ellis' Thimble Production: One thimble produced, hands shown, suddenly 4 thimbles are shown     Bob Ellis
Lesson-59-57 Ed Reno's Ink to Water: Glass if ink shown, card dipped in and colored, ink changes to silk Liquid   Ed Reno
Lesson-59-60 Audley Walsh's King of Nite Clubs: 3 Cards rise, one turns out with Al Jolson cutout Cards   Audley Walsh
More Unique Mysteries
Lesson-60-66 More Unique Mysteries      
Lesson-60-66 Audley Dunham's Vanishing Coins: Coins tossed into glass vanish Coins   Audley Dunham
Lesson-60-67 Dunham's Floating Ping Pong Ball     Audley Dunham
Lesson-60-69 Rufus Steele's A Flower For You: Cards are selected and returned. Three flowers are presented to the spectators, each with the selected card attached.     Rufus Steele
Lesson-60-72 Ed Reno's Watch and Geranium: Borrowed watch vanishes from newspaper, appears in roots of potted plant     Ed Reno
Lesson-60-75 Watch the Lemon: Lemon transfer from glass to glass apparently fails, until it is found that the lemon is empty and the contents have transferred     Bert Douglas
Lesson-60-78 Popping Corn In a Hat: Raw corn placed in hat, candle held under, popcorn pops out      
Lesson-60-83 Tarbell's Quick Popper: As above, with wastebasket     Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-60-84 Gardner's Card through the Handkerchief Cards   Martin Gardner
Lesson-60-86 Carmen Damico's Toss Over Card: Card placed on table, two others reversed and placed in the deck. Card on table vanishes as it is tossed at the deck, and is found between the reversed cards Cards   Carmen Damico
Lesson-60-89 Stanley Jak's Good Luck Card: Selected card found folded inside coin purse Cards   Stanley Jak
Lesson-60-91 Himber's Name Cards: Card count revelation. Cards   Richard Himber
Lesson-60-93 Leon Maguire's Newspaper Card Holder: Holder, stack, and servante ideas Cards   Leon Maguire
Lesson-60-96 Karrell Fox's The Question Is...: Cards spread in question mark: the point is selected card Cards   Karrell Fox
Lesson-60-97 Tony Lopilato's Yeast Pack: Cards spread and rise under handkerchief Cards   Tony Lopilato
Lesson-60-99 Tony Lopilato's Sympathetic Silks Silks   Tony Lopilato
Lesson-60-102 Tony Lopilato's Snappy Knotting Silks Silks   Tony Lopilato
Lesson-60-103 The Quick Knot Silks Silks   Tony Lopilato
Lesson-60-104 Gene Tarbell's Rubber Band off String: under handkerchief     Gene Tarbell
Lesson-60-106 Wand Through the Hat: soft felt hat      
Lesson-60-108 Seymour Davis' Wand through Handkerchief: as above     Seymour Davis
Lesson-60-110 Max Malini's Egg Bag: Discussion of Malini's bag. Comparison with Albini bag. Short ideas, but no full routine provided.     Max Malini
Four-Ace Effects
Lesson-61-114 Four-Ace Effects      
Lesson-61-114 Conus' Aces: 4 Aces placed face down. 4 Cards from pack switch Cards   Conus
Lesson-61-115 Simple 4 Ace Routine: 4 aces on table, 4 others added. Aces assemble Cards   J.N. Ponsin
Lesson-61-117 Ed Marlo's Simplex Aces: 4 Aces dealt, 4 others, Aces assemble (no palm) Cards   Ed Marlo
Lesson-61-119 Grant's 4 Ace Routine: 4 Aces dealt, 4 others, mixed, put in pack and re-dealt. Assemble! Cards   U.F. Grant
Lesson-61-121 Paul Rosini's Ace Transposition: 4 Aces removed from deck, appear face down in deck, tabled cards are now indifferent cards! Cards   Paul Rosini
Lesson-61-123 Ed Marlo's Face Up Ace-embly: 4 Aces spread through deck. Assemble together Cards   Ed Marlo
Lesson-61-126 Joe Berg's Magician Makes Good: One card selected, not revealed. Spectator points to any card, all 3 moved to top through deck and turn into Aces. Cards   Joe Berg
Lesson-61-127 Larsen's Aces: 4 Ace of Spades shown, turn to 4 regular Aces Cards   William Larsen
Lesson-61-129 Christopher's Red and Black Aces: Red and Black Aces transpose Cards   Milbourne Christopher
Lesson-61-131 Chic Schoke's Hippity Hop Aces: 4 Aces transpose in the hands Cards   Chic Schoke
Lesson-61-133 Audley Walsh's Ace Assembly: Aces distributed in pack assemble Cards   Audley Walsh
Lesson-61-134 Barnhardt's 4 Ace Opener: 4 packets dealt, top of each is an Ace Cards   Russell Bernhardt
Lesson-61-134 Ed Marlo's 4 Ace Opener: Indifferent cards change to 4 Aces Cards   Ed Marlo
Lesson-61-136 Ed Marlo's General Ace Opener: Deck shuffled 4 times Cards   Ed Marlo
Lesson-61-138 Ed Marlo's One at a Time Aces: 4 Aces dealt, 3 cards on each, Aces Assemble Cards   Ed Marlo
Lesson-61-141 H. Adrian Smith's Penetrative Aces: Aces Penetrate newspaper in matrix Cards   H. Adrian Smith
Lesson-61-146 Conjurer's 4 Ace Mystery: gimmicked 4 Ace Assembly Cards    
Modern Mental Mysteries
Lesson-62-149 Modern Mental Mysteries      
Lesson-62-149 Dai Vernon's Message in Flames: Message is burned, magician reveals Mentalism   Dai Vernon
Lesson-62-152 Dai Vernon's Mental Prediction: center tear steal Mentalism   Dai Vernon
Lesson-62-154 Dai Vernon's Magazine Test: Card inserted in magazine, magician describes page (force) Mentalism   Dai Vernon
Lesson-62-159 Frank Kelly's Magazine and Picture Test: ESP cards used to pick page Mentalism Cards Frank Kelly
Lesson-62-163 Newmann's Super Divino Sealed Letter Test: 4 spectators write numbers on pad, a 5th number is added to them. All sealed in envelope. Magician states total and each individual number. Mentalism   C.A. George Newmann
Lesson-62-166 Braunhuts Thought Afire: Message sealed in envelope is burned and read Mentalism   Harold Braunhut
Lesson-62-170 Harold Braunhut's Ad-Venture: Number on slate matches number of words in advertisement Mentalism   Harold Braunhut
Lesson-62-172 Double Envelopes: how to make various, with many ideas Mentalism    
Lesson-62-179 The Impossible Prediction: Magician write prediction, has waitress repeat: they match! Mentalism    
Lesson-62-181 Royal Telephone Test: Card picked, random number (dial phone) is dialed, person knows the card! Mentalism Cards U.F. Grant
Lesson-62-183 Tarbell's Bank Night: Envelopes chosen, one has $5. Magician always gets it. Mentalism   Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-62-188 Psychic #7: Long distance reading uses code and assistant Mentalism   Louis Tannen
Lesson-62-190 Sunshine's Stop Card Mystery: 3 cards selected and returned. Cards transferred one at a time from hat to hat, spectator says stop. Finds all 3 cards! Mentalism Cards Martin Sunshine
Lesson-62-194 Synthetic Sympathy: Magician and spectator choose same card Mentalism   Ted Annemann
Lesson-62-197 Spirit Photography: Blank photo paper: card chosen, developed photo reveals card! Mentalism Cards  
Lesson-62-200 X-Ray Cards: x-ray deck Mentalism Cards  
Hat and Coat Productions
Lesson-63-203 Hat and Coat Productions      
Lesson-63-203 The Master Hat: gimmicked derby hat for productions and vanishes Rabbit Production Brunel White
Lesson-63-206 Comedy Egg Production: routine with Master Hat Rabbit Production  
Lesson-63-210 Master Hat Production Routine: silks from hat Rabbit Production  
Lesson-63-211 Rabbit Productions: Rabbit pockets, suggestions for handling, and unexpected production Rabbit Production  
Lesson-63-216 Rapid Production of Rabbit from Hat (body load) Rabbit Production  
Lesson-63-217 Novel Production of Rabbit from Hat (table load) Rabbit Production  
Lesson-63-218 Easy method (Chair load) Rabbit Production  
Lesson-63-219 Silks and the Rabbit: from paper ribbon, from coat, chicken from coat, milk from gentleman's pocket Rabbit Production  
Lesson-63-225 Changing Rabbit to Box of Candy: Brunel White gimmicked table Rabbit Production Brunel White
Lesson-63-229 Sausages from Boy's Coat Rabbit Production  
Oriental Magic
Lesson-64-231 Oriental Magic      
Lesson-64-231 Tarbell's Mysterious Firecrackers: color crackers change places     Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-64-234 Kolar's Balloon and Silks: Silks vanish from bag, found in balloon.     Kolar
Lesson-64-236 Chink A Ling Chinese Lantern Production: gimmicked      
Lesson-64-240 Hindu Mango Tree Growth: seed grows quickly to small mango tree      
Lesson-64-244 Tarbell's Hindu Plant Growth     Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-64-249 Comedy Flower Growth      
Original Oriental Secrets
Lesson-65-251 Original Oriental Secrets      
Lesson-65-251 Tarbell Orange and Die: Metamorphosis with orange and die     Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-65-254 Chink A Chink: with Chinese weights and shell      
Lesson-65-257 Chinese Treasure Chest: tip over box Production    
Lesson-65-260 Chinese Flash Pigeon Frame: Easel covered with paper frames, paper burst through to reveal pigeon Doves    
Lesson-65-263 Chinese Tape Release from Leg: instant release      
Lesson-65-265 Simplex Coat and Tape Release: tape tied through coat and released      
Lesson-65-269 Japanese Multiple Tape Tie: Two assistance tied and released (walking through rope)      
Lesson-65-271 Ching Ling Foo's Master Tape Mystery: Clippo with variations     Ching Ling Foo
Lesson-65-277 Ching Ling Foo's Royal Tape Mystery: another version, tape is examinable Rope   Ching Ling Foo
Lesson-65-280 Chinese Burning Tapes: middles of two tapes are burned and restored Rope    
Lesson-65-282 Hindu Turban Mystery: cut and restored turban cloth Rope    
Lesson-65-285 Chinese Chefalo Knot: dissolving knot Rope    
Lesson-65-288 Chinese Ring on the Tape: ring on rope Rope    
Tarbell Hindu Rope Mysteries
Lesson-66-292 Tarbell Hindu Rope Mysteries      
Lesson-66-292 Evolution of Great Rope Mystery: history of effect and discussion of Tarbell rope gimmicks Rope   Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-66-297 Tarbell Hindu Rope Mystery: Cut and restored rope with many variations Rope   Harlan Tarbell
Modern Rope Magic
Lesson-67-321 Modern Rope Magic      
Lesson-67-321 Tony Lapilato's Rope Saver: novel cut and restored rope Rope   Tony Lapilato
Lesson-67-323 Tony Lopilato's Knot: knots made with one hand Rope   Tony Lapilato
Lesson-67-326 Double Knotter: instant appearance of 2 knots Rope   Charles Roltare (Eggleston)
Lesson-67-328 Lopilato's Ring on Rope: finger ring Rope   Tony Lapilato
Lesson-67-330 Lopilato's Book Mark: section of rope cut off as a book mark. Rest of rope is vanished. Bookmark is pulled out, and the rope is restored. Rope   Tony Lapilato
Lesson-67-332 Tarbell Rings and Growing Rope: Rings tied on rope are removed while ends are in sight. Rope grows to many time original length. Rope   Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-67-336 Judge Lynch's Necktie Party: necktie through neck routine Rope   Tony Lapilato
Magic of the Bambergs
Lesson-68-340 Magic of the Bambergs      
Lesson-68-340 Jasper and Eliaser Bamberg      
Lesson-68-341 Frogs Fish and Bowl of Water: Frogs change to fish Liquid   Eliaser Bamberg
Lesson-68-345 David Leendert Bamberg      
Lesson-68-345 D.L. Bamberg Change over Clay Pipes: color change     David Leendert Bamberg
Lesson-68-346 Broken and Restored Clay Pipe     David Leendert Bamberg
Lesson-68-348 Tobias Bamberg      
Lesson-68-349 Boomerang Coins: 20-5=20 coin routine Coins   Tobias Bamberg
Lesson-68-352 David Tobias Bamberg      
Lesson-68-354 Egg Bag: Large Scotch egg bag produces 15 eggs, and a chicken at the end! Eggs   David Tobias Bamberg
Lesson-68-362 Theo Bamberg (Okito)      
Lesson-68-364 Okito's Tea, Milk, and Sugar Mystery: shaving turns to tea, sugar, and milk, poured into cups, and turns back to shavings.     Theo Bamberg (Okito)
Lesson-68-369 David Bamberg (Fu Manchu)      
Lesson-68-370 Phantom Bag Escape     David Bamberg (Fu Manchu)
Magic with Bowls and Liquids
Lesson-69-375 Magic with Bowls and Liquids      
Lesson-69-375 Production of Large Bowl of Water Liquids    
Lesson-69-380 Production of Stack of 4 Bowls of Water Liquids    
Lesson-69-385 Chinese Production of 4 Bowls Liquids    
Lesson-69-387 Production of Child      
Lesson-69-387 Modern Production of Bowl of Water on Table Liquids    
Lesson-69-390 Vanishing Bowl of Water Liquids    
Lesson-69-392 Chinese Production of Doves      
Illusions
Lesson-70-395 Illusions      
Lesson-70-395 Egyptian Mummy: Mummy turns into a girl Illusion    
Publicity and Promotion
Lesson-71-403 Publicity and Promotion: discussion of money, schools, clubs, booking, advertising Publicity    

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The Tarbell Course in Magic, written and illustrated by Harlan Tarbell, edited by Bruce Elliott, is published by Louis Tannen, New York, NY, 1954

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