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John Mulholland

(9th June 1898 - 25th February 1970)

Born in Chicago, Illinois. Inspired at age 5 seeing Kellar show. Learned at age 13 when tutored by John William Sargent at $5 per hour. Debut at age 15. Pro performer-lecturer-collector. Last editor of The Sphinx 1932-53. SAM Hall of Fame.

A major collector of magic books (some 3,500 by 1937 and over 4,000 by his death) and memorabilia. He sold his superb collection to The Players club where it was housed until 1984 when sold to an anonymous patron, later sold to David Copperfield.

The MagiCIAn by Ben Robinson is the only biography of John Mulholland.

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The Magical Mind

John Mulholland & George N. Gordon

The Magical Mind by John Mulholland & George N. GordonIf you are looking for answers about what we see, but not necessarily observe, you can do no better than to read this ebook, The Magical Mind, brought to you by two masters of perception.

With a new introduction by Ben Robinson, the expert on John Mulholland. From the introduction:

Mulholland had battled the use of propaganda during WWII, the Korean War and the Cold War. He knew that the work of those who sought to "brainwash" masses used the same tactics magician's use for entertainment – to lead the mind on ingeniously, step by step, until self-logic is defeated. Gordon had taught thousands of...
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Magic of the World

John Mulholland

Magic of the World by John MulhollandThis is a highly underrated magic book written by one of the masters and scholars of magic, John Mulholland, that is now again available in digital form as ebook. It comes with a brand new introduction by Ben Robinson, the expert on John Mulholland.

Here is an ebook of magic feats from countries all around the world that will delight aspiring young and old magicians alike.

John Mulholland drew on many years of experience as a performer. The result was this splendid collection of tricks, mysterious and fascinating to see, with which you can entertain your friends or paying clients.

Among the tricks...

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Quicker Than The Eye

John Mulholland

Quicker Than The Eye by John MulhollandThis is a wonderfully readable and fascinating description of magic and its history. Written by one of the scholars of magic - John Mulholland. Ben Robinson, the expert on John Mulholland whom he researched for more than 30 years, writes in his introduction to this ebook:
"Quicker Than The Eye was John Mulholland's second book, and the first under solely his own name. It is a tale of adventure and creativity. The pages abound with names, dates, and thrilling stories of the great names in stage conjuring. It is an almost anecdotal history told in an easy-going, very readable style. Professionals today,...
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The Sphinx Volume 52

John Mulholland

The Sphinx Volume 52 by John Mulholland

VOLUME 52

NO. 1: MARCH 1953
The Cover.
Bravo, Authors!4
Ready To Be Tied. By Milbourne Christopher.6
Singapore Sorcery. By Tan Hock Chuan.7
The Miracle from Mauretania. By Eddie Joseph.8
Rice's Tel-A-Color. By Harold R. Rice.8
Han Pien Chien. By Wilfrid Jonson.9
Ring Off The Rope. By Harlan Tarbell.10
A Subtle Disappearance. By Okito.11
The Stack of Quarters. By J. B. Bobo.12
My Favorite Bill Switch. John Scarne.13
Intensity. By Bill Simon.14
Magnetic Matches. By George McAthy.15
Magician's Mail. By Bruce Elliott.16
Queen of the Ribbon Cage. By Clettis V. Musson.17
Strippers....
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The Sphinx Volume 51

John Mulholland

The Sphinx Volume 51 by John Mulholland

VOLUME 51

NO. 1: MARCH 1952
The Cover.3
The Sphinx Awards - 1952.4
Triple-Squared-Circle. By Birch.6
Foulard Transposition. By Okito.7
A Miracle Sleight. By "Silent" Mora.8
The Mystery Ball. By Billy Russell.9
A Sweet Trick. By Matt Schulien.010
Bullet Catching Trick. By Carlos. H. Colombi.011
A Utility Fake. By Bill Magini.12
Instant Flowers. By Peter Warlock.13
Chromo-spheres. By Dr. Jacob Daley.14
History of Magic. By P. C. Sorcar.16
An Aid to Telepathy. By Zerr.18
Singapore Surprise. By Tan Hock Chuan.19
Psychogony. By Eddie Joseph.20
"It's June in Miami". By Herman...
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The Sphinx Volume 50

John Mulholland

The Sphinx Volume 50 by John Mulholland

VOLUME 50

NO. 1: MARCH 1951
The Magnetic Card. By Blackstone.9
Tarbell's Oranges. By Harlan Tarbell.10
Levante Levitation. By Les Levante.11
The Robert Harbin Flower Growth. Robert Harbin.12
The Bewitched Tubes. By Okito.13
Hindu Rope Mystery. By Birch.14
The Phantom Studio. By George LaFollette (Rush Ling Toy).16
The Dunninger Divination. By Joseph Dunninger.17
Diabolical Die. By P. C. Sorcar.18
Tah Suiee - The Fountain Pagoda. By Long Tack Sam.19
Bottoms Down. By Al Baker.20
The Invisible Flap. By Tan Hock Chuan.21
The Vanishing Leopard. By Virgil.22
A Card Problem. By...
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The Sphinx Volume 49

John Mulholland

The Sphinx Volume 49 by John Mulholland

VOLUME 49

NO. 1: MARCH 1950
The Cover.4
Last Minute News.4
On This and That. By The Readers.4
The Traveling Centavos. By J. B. Bobo.5
The Three Bears. By George DeMott.6
Teevee Cabinet. By Karrell Fox, King of Korn.7
Fourfold Slate Prediction. By Roy Cowl.7
Fun With Cards. By Paul Stadelman: Thought Transference. Dr. Jaks' Card on the Wall.9
The Sphinx Awards.10
Magical Utopia.11
Magic Query.11
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.12
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.12
Magic Query Answer.12
Count Ernest Patrizio and his Magic Wonders. By Milbourne Christopher.13
Program:...
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The Sphinx Volume 48

John Mulholland

The Sphinx Volume 48 by John Mulholland

VOLUME 48

NO. 1: MARCH 1949
The Cover.4
Magic in Print: Cyclopedia of Magic. Controlled Miracles. Thanks to Leipzig! John Ramsay's Routines With Cups and Balls. The Card Wizard. Blackstone's Tricks Anyone Can Do. Deux Conferences Sur La Prestidigitation.4
Card in the Jug. By Geo. Johnstone.5
Sorcar's Dictionary Trick. By P. C. Sorcar.6
"Come Black". By John Giordmaine.7
Three From Five is Nothing. By George DeMott.8
Exchanging the Pack. By Arthur Buckley.9
My Innocent Thimble "Pull". By Carlos H. Colombi.10
The Taming of the Shmoo. By Peter Van Note (With Eric Weinberger).10...
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The Sphinx Volume 47

John Mulholland

The Sphinx Volume 47 by John Mulholland

VOLUME 47

NO. 1: MARCH 1948
The Sphinx Awards 1948.4
The Cover.4
Tricks I Like. By Al Baker.5
Variation on the Flower Cone. By David Bamberg, Carlos H. Colombi, and Graciela N. Avendano.6
Second Deal. By Douglas Francis.6
Sorcar's Vanishing Lamp. By P. C. Sorcar.7
Cigar Box Switch. By A. W. Fey.8
21st Century Card Trick. By C. Steffensen.9
England's Home of Mystery. Founded 75 Years Ago.10
Poster: Maskelyne and Cooke.11
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.12
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.12
S.A.M. Parent Assembly Show.13
Swensk Magisk Cirkels Kongress. By Julius...
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The Sphinx Volume 46

John Mulholland

The Sphinx Volume 46 by John Mulholland

VOLUME 46

NO. 1: MARCH 1947
The Sphinx Awards 19474
The Spinning Girl. By George La Follette.5
The Parasol Trick. By P. C. Sorcar.6
Improved Bill Tube. By Lestorte and Rowbotham.7
The Marvelous Blocks. By Edward W. Massey.8
My Talisman. By H. Ernst9
The Tambourine Rings. By George De Mott.9
Animal Container. By Silent Mora.10
Smile Please. By R. W. Edmanson.10
A False Shuffle. By Jerry McDermott.11
Horace Goldin "Saws a Woman". By Milbourne Christopher.12
Poster: Birch.13
BIRCH Master Magician and Company. By John Mulholland.14
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.17
North European...
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The Sphinx Volume 45

John Mulholland

The Sphinx Volume 45 by John Mulholland

VOLUME 45

NO. 1: MARCH 1946
Miracles For Sale: The Great Gizmo Glass. Lighted Cigarette Dropper. Grant's Ring Box. Mortimer's Giant Dragon Papers. Arcuri Vanishing and Reappearing Necktie. Lapelette. Haunted House. Cocktail Shaker. Latest Cigarette Tube. Bone Box and Dog House. Telepathic Trio. How To Add Something To Something.4
Dollar'n Blitzen. By Al Baker.5
Lighter Magic. By Milbourne Christopher6
Some Paper Ideas. By Little Johnny Jones.6
A Spirit Picture. By Loring Campbell.7
The Four Queens Mystery. By John Giordmaine.7
Two Rope Effects. By Carlos H. Colombi.8
Vanishing...
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The Sphinx Volume 44

John Mulholland

The Sphinx Volume 44 by John Mulholland

VOLUME 44

NO. 1: MARCH 1945
The Famous Crystal Casket. A present-day version of a trick featured by John Wyman. By John Mulholland.5
Mind Reading Card Tricks. By Al Baker.6
Frame and Handkerchiefs. By Carlos H. Colombi.8
"The Rabbit Hat". By Sgt. Milbourne Christopher.8
The Break. By Hans van Baaren.8
"The Garden of Roses". By Hathaway.9
Color Change. By Sgt. Joseph K. Schmidt.9
Advertising Ice Breakers. By Tom Fitzgerald.10
Wyman the Wizard. By John Mulholland.11
For Bibliophiles Only. By Stanley Collins and James B. Findlay. The Waif and the Wizard by Edward Kent.21
The Future...
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The Sphinx Volume 43

John Mulholland

The Sphinx Volume 43 by John Mulholland

VOLUME 43

NO. 1: MARCH 1944
The Cover.4
With a Bow to Anderson. From notes by Brander Matthews.5
One Of The Ups and Downs Of Magic. By W. A. Russell.6
Hathaway Card Change. By Hathaway.7
Spelling. By Elmer Appelgit.7
Musical Magic. By San Era.8
Break-A-Way Die Box Routine. By Tommy Windsor.8
Dr. Brochu's Flash Card Location. By Dr. R. Brochu.9
Cards and Envelopes. By Eugene Laurant.10
Eugene Laurant Dies.11
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.12
S.A.M. Parent Assembly Show.12
John Henry Anderson "Great Wizard of the North"17
Editor's Page.20
Squawks. By Frazee.21
25 Years...
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The Sphinx Volume 42

John Mulholland

The Sphinx Volume 42 by John Mulholland

VOLUME 42

NO. 1: MARCH 1943
Robert Heller.4
In The Manner of Heller. By John Mulholland.5
Easy Book Test. By Gerald Kosky.6
Invisible Card Reverse. By T. J. Crawford.7
Telepathic Television. By Hans Van Baaren, M.D.8
Soldier Magic. By Tommy Dowd.8
Rabbit Eggs. By John Brown Cook.10
1943 Show Parent Assembly S.A.M.15
22nd Annual Show Knights of Magic.15
29th Annual Dinner.15
My Father - Robert Heller. By Mary Adelaide Palmer Blanchet.16
Editor's Page.18
Squawks. By Frazee.19
25 Years Ago.19
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.20
Magic Flashes From South America. By E. Leslie...
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The Sphinx Volume 41

John Mulholland

The Sphinx Volume 41 by John Mulholland

VOLUME 41

NO. 1: MARCH 1942
Cover.3
Meet The Dealers.3
Where They Are.3
Camera Record of the Parent Assembly, S.A.M. Annual Show. Photographs by Irving Desfor4
28th Annual Dinner. By C. Talvades.4
Annual Show. By Vin Carey.4
The Queen's Court of Baron Seamon. By Ed Reno.5
A New Effect with a Die. By Hans Van Baaren, M.D.6
New Salt Shaker. By Harold Pearson.6
Gloves. By Robert Harbin.7
Calling the Numbers. By Milbourne Christopher.8
The Rising Card. By Alex Valden.8
The Orange Force. By Dave Price.8
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.13
"On the Spot". By Dorny.13
Highlights....
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The Sphinx Volume 40

John Mulholland

The Sphinx Volume 40 by John Mulholland

VOLUME 40

NO. 1: MARCH 1941
The Birth of Old Glory. By A. M. Wilson, M.D.7
The Magic Door. By Howard Thurston.8
Card Effect With Two Packs. By Nate Leipzig.10
Potato Jones And His Amazing Disappearance. Horace Goldin.11
The Miser's Dream As I Do It. By T. Nelson Downs.12
Houdini-Hardeen Strait-Jacket Escape. By Theo. Hardeen Brother of Houdini.14
Hi-Strung. By Okito and Fu-Manchu.16
The Witch Of The Flame. Eugene Laurant.18
The Triple Escape. By Levante.20
A Great Production. By Blackstone.21
The Coin Roll Vanish. By Paul LePaul.22
Birch Vanishes Fifty Rabbits. By Birch.23...
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The Sphinx Volume 39

John Mulholland

The Sphinx Volume 39 by John Mulholland

VOLUME 39

NO. 1: MARCH 1940
Elmer P. Ransom.4
Index for Volume XXXVIII4
Charlie Leedy's Patter Lines.4
Miracles for Sale: The Floating Marvel. The Albenice Arabian Bead Mystery. Zufall's Saturday Evening Post Trick. The block of Mohamet. Chopper Guillotine. Albenice Serpent Silk. Alarm Clocks from a Hat.4
Scheduled Events in Magic: Magic in New York. Annual Night of Magic. Harry Rouclere Testimonial Dinner. Greater Magic Show. 36th Annual Dinner. The National Conference of The S.A.M. The I.B.M. Convention. The P.C.A.M. Convention.4
The Dancing Handkerchief. By Elmer P. Ransom.5...
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The Sphinx Volume 38

John Mulholland

The Sphinx Volume 38 by John Mulholland

VOLUME 38

NO. 1: MARCH 1939
Harry Kellar. By Nate Leipzig.4
Three Conventions.4
Charlie Leedy's Patter Lines.4
From Letters to the Editor.4
Kellar's Magic. By Elmer P. Ransom.5
Harry Kellar. By Harry Houdini.6
What I Learned From Kellar. By Grant Stuart.6
"I Met Kellar" By Dorny.7
The Easter Surprise. By Rod Roddick.8
Word Prediction. By Tom Sellers.8
Current Magic: Edited by Baffles.9
- New Moves on the Three Shell Game. By Hy Grober.9
- Magic Purse. By R. M. Jamison.9
- "Stung". By Joseph Rukus.10
- Penny Vise. By R. M. Jamison.10
- Card Ashes. By Joseph Rukus.10
-...
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The Sphinx Volume 37

John Mulholland

The Sphinx Volume 37 by John Mulholland

VOLUME 37

NO. 1: MARCH 1938
David Devant. By A. Zomah.4
The Sphinx Award Winners For 1938: Hy Harris - Professional, T. Sakamoto - Amateur.4
More than Tricks. By David Devant.5
Any Card Mentioned Rises. By Grant Stuart.6
The Sympathetic Shuffle. By Roy Walker.6
George Melies Dies. By Victor Farelli.7
Charlie Leedy's Patter Lines.7
Dean Frederick Eugene Powell dies.7
Current Magic: Edited by Baffles.8
- Mentalia. By Clifford L. Jordan.8
- A Surprising Production. By Tan Hock Chuan.9
- My-Tube-Sto. By Joseph Rukus.10
- Magic Rice Bowl. By Joseph Rukus.10
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The Sphinx Volume 36

John Mulholland

The Sphinx Volume 36 by John Mulholland

VOLUME 36

NO. 1: MARCH 1937
Le Paul.4
Charlie Leedy's Patter Lines.4
Magical Maxims. By S. H. Sharpe.4
Miracles For Sale.4
The Lightning Bird. By Keith Clark.5
Ghost Eyes. By Jack McMillen and Judson Brown.6
Further Ideas. By Jacques Morintell.6
Ribbons and Bouquet. By J. Brown.7
The Winners for 1937 of The Sphinx Award: Professional, John Booth. Amateur, Tan Hock Chuan.7
Current Magic: Edited by Baffles.8
- Announcement Extraordinary!!!8
- Change Over Palm With Cards. By Lion.8
- The Six Dollar Trick. By C. Brustia.8
- ...And Now "The Flying Card" By Paul Morris.8
- That's...
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