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

Lessons in Volume 6

72. Novel Ball Magic 78. Silk & Rope Penetrations
73. Unique Card Effects 79. Escapes & Substitutions
74. Novelty Magic 80. Spirit Ties and Vest Turning
75. Rope Magic 81. Modern Stage Magic
76. Mind Reading Mysteries 82. Stage Productions
77. X-Ray Eyes and Blindfold Secrets 83. Magic As Theatre

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Lesson # - Page # Brief Description Category 1 Category 2 Inventor
Novel Ball Magic
Lesson-72-17: Novel Ball Magic      
Lesson-72-17 Billiard Ball thru Handkerchief Billiard Ball    
Lesson-72-21 Balls from the Air: Ball and Cone using gimmicked cone Ball   Burling Hull
Lesson-72-32 McLemore's Stop Go: Swinging Ball follows commands Ball   C. James McLemore
Lesson-72-39 Senator Clark Crandall's Cups and Balls: One cup routine Ball   Clark Crandall
Lesson-72-48 Tarbell's Flower Pots and Oranges: A no-sleight Cups and Balls routine Ball   Harlan Tarbell
Unique Card Effects
Lesson-73-55 Unique Card Effects      
Lesson-73-55 Jump up Card: Selected Card Jumps out of the Deck Cards   Stanley Palm
Lesson-73-58 Reneaux Card in Envelope: Card to sealed envelope Cards   James Reneaux
Lesson-73-60 Stanley Palm's Ghost Card: 10 Cards under handkerchief, 2 are removed but are not selection, rest of cards have vanished! Cards   Stanley Palm
Lesson-73-62 Palhinha's Wherizit: 3 Card Monte type; Ace disappears from middle while held by spectator under handkerchief Cards   Mariano Palhinha
Lesson-73-65 Haxton's One Chance in Eight: Selected card one of 8 in magi's pocket. Spec and Magi remove one at a time; the last one is the spectator's selection. Cards   Francis Haxton
Lesson-73-67 Francis Haxton's Inspired: Selected card found from packet of 6 Cards   Francis Haxton
Lesson-73-70 Maldo's 6 Card Mystery: non-gimmicked 6 card repeat Cards   Senor Maldo
Lesson-73-75 Berland's 6 Card Repeat Mystery: gimmicked cards, uses patter that has become the 'standard. Cards   Samuel Berland
Lesson-73-78 Crandall's One Hand 6 Card Repeat: one handed comedy bit, uses non-gimmicked cards Cards   Clark Crandall
Lesson-73-83 Hen Fetsch's Card In Balloon: uses Menetekel deck Cards   Hen Fetsch
Lesson-73-87 Rawson Card Reading: Card read in gimmicked case Cards Mentalism Clayton Rawson
Lesson-73-89 Tarbell Card Reading: as above Cards Mentalism Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-73-90 Gambler's Rehearsal: Poker Deals with card stand Cards    
Novelty Magic
Lesson-74-101 Novelty Magic      
Lesson-74-101 Al Sharpes' Two Ribbon Cut: Two different colored ribbons cut and restored, uses Thumb Tip Ribbon   Al Sharpe
Lesson-74-103 Switch over Knot: Blue, Orange silks knotted. Green silk shown, suddenly Orange and Green are knotted Silk   Sid Miller & Sol Hirsch
Lesson-74-106 Grant's Ghost Knot: knot tied in rope disappears Rope   U.F. Grant
Lesson-74-107 George Blake's Uncanny Hanks: Silks tied to tape untie themselves as selected by audience Silk   George Blake
Lesson-74-113 Graham Adams' Ring, Chair, and Rope: Rope pulled through all Rope   Graham Adams
Lesson-74-116 Bob Ellis' Miser Dream with $1 Bills: 6 Bills produced Currency   Bob Ellis
Lesson-74-119 Blackstar's Mystic Match Box: Ribbon thru box, box is removed     Blackstar
Lesson-74-123 Novel Coin Vanish: From handkerchief Coin    
Lesson-74-126 Vanishing Beer: using Weller bottle     Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-74-129 Tan Hock Chuan's Silk Thru Glass: Silk thru bottom of glass Silk   Tan Hock Chuan
Lesson-74-131 Tarbell Phantom Sticker: Marked envelopes can be exchanged secretly. Includes 3 routines Envelope   Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-74-136 Tarbell Traveling Stickers: Sticker transfers inside envelope to card Envelope   Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-74-139 Fu Manchu's Utility Bag: Ball disappears from bag (uses black art table) Ball   Fu Manchu (David Bamberg)
Lesson-74-142 Grant's Cigarette Classic: Lighted cig vanishes and reappears behind playing card Cigarette   U.F. Grant
Lesson-74-146 Royal Cigarette Vanish: Lighted cig vanished behind card. Cigarette   Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-74-148 Sands Van Slyker's Birds of a Feather: handkerchief matrix for coins Coins   Sands Van Slyker
Lesson-74-152 Tarbell Bank Night Cardboard/Envelope: Allows secret loading Envelope   Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-74-155 Tarbell's Magnetic Card and Envelope: Reverse Card to Pocket Cards   Harlan Tarbell
Rope Magic
Lesson-75-159 Rope Magic      
Lesson-75-159 Bob Ellis' Vishnu Rope Mystery: Rope Cut into 3 and restored Rope   Bob Ellis
Lesson-75-164 Denhart Ring on Rope: Rope tied to wrists, bracelet becomes tied to center Rope   Harold Denhart
Lesson-75-167 Hindu Ring on Rope: finger ring on rope Rope   Stewart James
Lesson-75-169 Peter Warlock's Ring and Rope Release: large ring Rope   Peter Warlock
Lesson-75-173 Zella Ring on Rope: Several stage ring on/off rope Rope   U.F. Grant
Lesson-75-178 EZ Cut 'n Restored Rope Rope    
Lesson-75-179 Another Ending for Zella Ring and Rope Rope    
Lesson-75-181 Grant's Bombay Ropes and Rings: Ring put on rope inside hat Rope   U.F. Grant
Lesson-75-186 Moore's Magnet Rope Rope   E.J. Moore
Lesson-75-187 Tarbell's Linking Rope Routine: all same color Rope   Harlan Tarbell
Mind Reading Mysteries
Lesson-76-195 Mind Reading Mysteries      
Lesson-76-195 Parrish's Telepathic Drawings: spectator draws on slate, magi draws same Mentalism   Bob Parrish
Lesson-76-198 Sterling Tarbell Astrological Mind Reading Act: full act Mentalism   Harold Sterling & Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-76-203 Sydney Bergson's Thought Anticipation: Phonebook Test Mentalism   Sydney Bergson
Lesson-76-206 Royal Message Reading: Writing read through a card Mentalism    
Lesson-76-209 Sid Lorraine's Dictionary Message Reading Mentalism   Sid Lorraine
Lesson-76-211 Tarbell Wrapped Card Message Reading Mentalism   Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-76-214 Long Strip Billet Reading Mentalism   Ted Annemann
Lesson-76-216 Gerald Kosky's Prediction: flip card Mentalism   Gerald Kosky
Lesson-76-219 Parrish Mentalism: Impromptu with match book Mentalism   Bob Parrish
Lesson-76-221 Jack Avis' Message From Hades: Paper pellet prediction of chip on card Mentalism Mentalism   Jack Avis
Lesson-76-225 Tarbell Butler Envelope Prediction: 3 predictions: birthday, city, author Mentalism Mentalism   Frank Butler & Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-76-228 Royal Newspaper Headline Prediction Mentalism   Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-76-233 Tarbell Parrish Newspaper Headline Prediction Mentalism   Bob Parrish & Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-76-237 Celebrity Choice: spectator chooses 1 of 6 celebrity photos Mentalism    
Lesson-76-242 How to Win 3 Horse Races: one ahead principle Mentalism   Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-76-245 Spectator's Choice: spec is able to find cards selected by 3 others (blank deck) Mentalism    
Lesson-76-247 Al Koran's A Word in Thousands: Book Test Mentalism   Al Koran
X-Ray Eyes and Blindfold Secrets
Lesson-77-251 X-Ray Eyes and Blindfold Secrets      
Lesson-77-251 Explains blindfold magic, handkerchief blindfold, hood blindfold Blindfolds    
Silk and Rope Penetration
Lesson-78-263 Silk and Rope Penetration      
Lesson-78-263 Single Knot Handkerchief through Rope Silk Rope  
Lesson-78-265 Lyon's Handkerchief from Rope Silk Rope L. Vosburgh Lyon
Lesson-78-266 Jimmy Herpick's Single Knot Release Silk Rope Jimmy Herpick
Lesson-78-269 Tarbell Rice Dissolvo Handkerchief Knot Silk Rope Harlan Tarbell & Harold Rice
Lesson-78-272 Middleswart Handkerchief Knot Silk Rope Roger Middleswart
Lesson-78-275 Tarbell Triple Handkerchief Release Silk Rope Harlan Tarbell
Lesson-78-277 Silk through Wrist Silk Rope  
Escapes and Substitutions
Lesson-79-280 Escapes and Substitutions      
Lesson-79-280 Substitution Trunk Escape Illusion  
Lesson-79-287 Canvas Box Escape Escape Illusion Percy Abbott
Lesson-79-293 Royal Packing Box Escape Escape Illusion  
Lesson-79-296 Grant's Packing Box Escape Escape Illusion U.F. Grant
Lesson-79-299 Tarbell Grant Packing Box Escape Escape Illusion Harlan Tarbell & U.F. Grant
Lesson-79-301 Fischer Bamberg Packing Box Escape Escape Illusion Ottokar Fischer & David Bamberg (Fu Manchu)
Lesson-79-306 Paper Bag Escape Escape Illusion  
Lesson-79-307 BonBon Paper Bag Escape Escape Illusion  
Spirit Ties and Vest Turning
Lesson-80-309 Spirit Ties and Vest Turning Spiritism    
Lesson-80-309 Gysel's Spirit Tie: Magician tied to chair and screened, but stuff flies all over Spiritism   Bob Gysel
Lesson-80-312 Marvel Wrist Tie: quick release Spiritism    
Lesson-80-314 Kellar Rope Tie Spiritism   Harry Kellar
Lesson-80-317 Vest Turning: Vest turned inside out although magician tied up Spiritism    
Modern Stage Magic
Lesson-81-321 Modern Stage Magic      
Lesson-81-321 Fu Manchu's Magic Microphone: uses Wonder Box     David Bamberg (Fu Manchu)
Lesson-81-324 Chinese Tape through Neck Rope   See Footnote Below
Lesson-81-327 Berland's Tray Servante     Samuel Berland
Lesson-81-329 Judge Wethered's Black Art Tray     Judge E.H.C. Wethered
Lesson-81-334 Hindu Turban Mystery: cut and restored      
Lesson-81-338 Don Greenwood's Lighted Cigarette Routine: full routine Cigarette   Don Greenwood
Lesson-81-343 Jack Chanin's Cigarette Routine: 4 cigs appear and vanish, with cigar climax Cigarette   Jack Chanin
Lesson-81-346 George Sands' Cigarette Production: as above Cigarette   George Sand
Lesson-81-351 Jimmy Herpick's Cigar Routine: cig to cigar to pipe Cigarette   Jimmy Herpick
Lesson-81-353 George Sands' "Phantom" Cigarette     George Sands
Lesson-81-355 David Tobias Bamberg's Coin in ball of Wool Coin   David Tobias Bamberg
Lesson-81-359 David Tobias Bamberg's Ring in Ball of Wool: includes ring on wand Finger Ring   David Tobias Bamberg
Lesson-81-362 Ed Reno's Knife through Arm Knife   Ed Reno
Stage Productions
Lesson-82-367 Stage Productions      
Lesson-82-367 U.F. Grant's Carton Production     U.F. Grant
Lesson-82-375 Square and Circle Production: with variations     Louis Histed
Lesson-82-379 Vincent Malmstrom's Organ Pipe Routine: 6 cylinders shown empty yet produce items     Vincent Malmstrom... after Antonio Molini
Lesson-82-393 Doll House Illusion Illusion   Fred Culpitt
Lesson-82-399 Christopher's Slot Machine Illusion Illusion   Milbourne Christopher
Magic as Theatre
Lesson-83-403 Magic as Theatre by Fred Keating (essay)      

Note regarding The Chinese Tape Through Neck, Volume 6, Lesson 81, page 324:
Mai-ling, daughter of
DeYip Loo, reports that the Chinese magician whom Tarbell mistakenly refers to as "Louie De Nipp" on page 327, was her father, DeYip Loo. Loo had seen the effect performed by a young boy in Japan, where Loo was stationed after World War II. Loo figured it out, and years later showed it to Tarbell at a meeting of the Chicago Magician's Roundtable at the Drake Hotel. Tarbell immediately wrote down the effect and drew the sketches used in illustrating the article, naming it "Chinese Tape Through Neck." Tarbell's version, published in 1954, is a silken tape version of Japanese magician Ishida Tenkai 's "Rope Decapitation" which was published in the August 1938 issue of The Sphinx.

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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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