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Max Andrews' Magic Magazine: Volume 4 (Apr 1955 - Mar 1956)

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Max Andrews' Magic Magazine: Volume 4 (Apr 1955 - Mar 1956) by Max Andrews

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Max Andrews' Magic Magazine: Volume 4 (12 issues)
Published by Max Andrews and Vampire Magic, 336 pages

Volume 4, Number 1, April, 1955, 28 numbered pages without covers

  1. advertisements
  2. Meet - - Bertram Millidge
  3. Contents
  4. Editor's Page - Max Andrews
  5. Salute to Jean Hugard
  6. Vampire Club Meeting - report by "Buck"
  7. Going Up - Truxa and Partner [Eric and Gulli Bang] - from the "Evening News"
  8. Focus on Magic - series by George Blake
    • Comedy Magic
      • Magical Situation
      • Perverse Magic
      • Rare Examples
      • The Formula
      • Perverse Chinese Rings
      • Perverse Egg Bag
      • The How
      • Going Further
  9. Sleights, Moves & Subterfuges - series by Eddie Joseph
    • Tricks for the Thumb Tip (continued)
      • Silk from Mouth
      • Multiplying Silks
      • Stretching a Silk
      • Shower of Confetti
  10. Collared - Another Riotous Comedy Routine - Johnny Gedded
  11. Skull Shakers - No. 5 - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Here and There
  12. Dealing with a Bridge Deal - Dr. J. Scott Inglis
  13. Baffling Bow Ties - Arturo
  14. A Tribute to The Great Lyle - obituary
  15. advertisements

Volume 4, Number 2, May, 1955, 28 numbered pages without covers

  1. advertisements
  2. Meet - - Ciré
  3. Contents
  4. Editor's Page - Max Andrews
  5. "Vampire Club" Meets Again - photos
  6. The Vampire Club - Pro Bono Magico - report by "Buck"
  7. Sleights, Moves & Subterfuges - series by Eddie Joseph
    • Tricks for the Thumb Tip (continued)
      • The Cigpap Transformation
      • Chameleon Ribbon
      • Cut and Restored Ribbon
  8. The Puppet Frolics - A Novelty Comedy-Children's Effect - Jimmy Flowers
  9. "Cheep" Table - Johnny Geddes
  10. Postbag - correspondence
  11. Focus on Magic - series by George Blake
    • Comedy Magic (continued)
      • Silly Silk Symphony
      • Comedy Magic Act
      • Obstinate Spheres
      • Animated Ball
      • Requirements
      • The Routine
      • Returning Ball
      • Summary
  12. Johnny Geddes Writes - letter
  13. Welcome Luncheon to Frances Ireland and Jay Marshall - report
  14. Skull Shakers - No. 6 - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Right Out of My Depth
  15. Cecil, The American Magician
  16. A Tip on the Thumb Tip - Roxy (Rio de Janeiro)
  17. Postbag - correspondence
  18. Nicky Quinn - A Tribute - obituary
  19. advertisements

Volume 4, Number 3, June, 1955, 28 numbered pages without covers

  1. advertisements
  2. Meet - - Johnny Geddes
  3. Contents
  4. Editor's Page - Max Andrews
    • The Magic Circle Jubilee Celebrations
  5. The Vampire Club - Pro Bono Magico - report by "Buck"
  6. Comedy is My Business - series by Johnny Geddes
    • The Snake Tin
  7. Skull Shakers - No. 6 [sic] - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Still Out of My Depth
  8. Sleights, Moves & Subterfuges - series by Eddie Joseph
    • Tricks for the Thumb Tip (continued)
      • Jadowalla - Hindu Yarn Trick
  9. Focus on Magic - series by George Blake
    • Comedy Magic (continued)
      • Hole In One
      • Read That Again!
      • And How!
  10. For Magicians Only - Bruce Posgate (Toronto, Canada)
  11. advertisements

Volume 4, Number 4, July, 1955, 28 numbered pages without covers

  1. advertisements
  2. Meet - - The Magical Schoolmaster ... Tom Harris
  3. Contents
  4. Editor's Page - Max Andrews
  5. Sleights, Moves & Subterfuges - series by Eddie Joseph
    • Tricks for the Thumb Tip (continued)
  6. The Vampire Club - Pro Bono Magico - report by Cyril Capon
  7. A New Floating Balloon - G. N. Rhodes
  8. Two Fair Ladies - Bernard Shaw
  9. The Queen's Comb - A Novel Children's Effect - Jimmy Flowers
  10. Focus on Magic - series by George Blake
    • Comedy Magic (continued)
      • 'Hole In One' Set-Up
      • Presentation
      • Long Burning Match
      • Loose Threads
      • Keeping a Promise
      • Timing
      • Comedy Climax
      • Vanishing Birdcage
      • Wait For It
  11. Magicians of Mann Fourth Annual Magical Gala - report by M.A.
  12. Comedy is My Business - series by Johnny Geddes
    • Scotch Trio
      • Paper Capers
      • The Doggie
      • Expanding Spoon
  13. Skull Shakers - No. 8 - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Coincidence-Prediction
  14. Out of the Bag - correspondence
  15. International Brotherhood of Magicians [British Ring] 1955 Convention [Southport]
  16. advertisements

Volume 4, Number 5, August, 1955, 28 numbered pages without covers

  1. advertisements
  2. Meet - - The Great Nixon
  3. Contents
  4. Editor's Page - Max Andrews
  5. Tantalising Traffic Lights - Ravell [sic] and Andree
  6. A Tribute to Victor Farelli - obituary by Max Andrews
  7. Old Indian Magic - Prof. Belzibub
  8. Focus on Magic - series by George Blake
    • Comedy Magic (continued)
      • Vanishing Birdcage
      • Details
      • The Set-Up
      • Loose Threads
      • Extra Effect
      • A Serious Business
  9. Vanishing Paints - Johnny Geddes
  10. Sleights, Moves & Subterfuges - series by Eddie Joseph
    • Tricks for the Thumb Tip (continued)
  11. Skull Shakers - No. 9 - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Coincidence-Prediction - Re-Visited
  12. The Infallible Force - James Renton
  13. A Foursome from John Graham Reed
    • Bottomless Production Box
    • Another Production Box
    • The Fishing Rod of Foo Ling Yu
    • A Grand Publicity Trick - A Horse Race Prediction
  14. Witch Hunt - Topical Comedy Effect - Bill West
  15. A Challenge - looking for the most feasible explanation Michel Noaymé
    • Some Miraculous Manifestations of Dr. Dahesh
  16. "Coin-Cards" Book Test - R. A. Church
  17. Out of the Bag - correspondence
  18. I Know Your Thoughts - Roxy (Rio de Janeiro)
  19. advertisements

Volume 4, Number 6, September, 1955, 28 numbered pages without covers

  1. advertisements
  2. Meet - - Rolland Fraser
  3. Contents
  4. Editor's Page - Max Andrews
  5. Cyro's Pearls - Being Gems from His Collection - Another New Feature! - Cyro
    • The Sliding Thumb
  6. Skull Shakers - No. 10 - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Autosuggestion
  7. Production - R. E. Longstaff
  8. Sleights, Moves & Subterfuges - series by Eddie Joseph
    • Foreign Exchange
  9. The Sixth Card - R. A. Church
  10. Comedy is My Business - series by Johnny Geddes
    • My Pants
  11. Again the ... Gramophone Record - G. N. Rhodes
  12. Focus on Magic - series by George Blake
    • The Undying Flame
      • Fairy Light
      • The Envelope
      • Correct Placing
      • Added Advantage
      • Many Phases
  13. Musical Tubes - W. F. Tunnah
  14. Out of the Bag - correspondence
  15. Vanishing Water Jar - Homi S. Mehta
  16. advertisements

Volume 4, Number 7, October, 1955, 28 numbered pages without covers

  1. advertisements
  2. Meet - - Albert Le Bas
  3. Contents
  4. Editor's Page - Max Andrews
  5. Sleights, Moves & Subterfuges - series by Eddie Joseph
    • Card Tennis
  6. The International Brotherhood of Magicians (British Ring, No. 25) 19th Annual Convention - report by Max Andrews
  7. Meet the Invisible Man - Jaro
  8. "Show Business and The Law" - brief book review
  9. Focus on Magic - series by George Blake
    • Have A Banana
      • Mysterious Suspension
      • A Note on Salt
      • Don't Hurry
      • Banana Pips!
      • Thanksgiving
      • Casting Your Vote
      • Hidden Fruit
      • No Salt!
      • A Little "Extra"
      • An Easy Winner
      • The Switch
  10. The Floral Clock - Johnny Geddes
  11. Observations on Peter A. McDonald's "Right Out of My Depth" - Bill West
  12. Cyro's Pearls - Being Gems from His Collection - Number Two of a New Feature
    • Hot Dogs
    • Putting Your Foot in It!
    • A Free Trick
    • Split Rope
    • Who Loses?
  13. Mail Bag - correspondence
  14. Skull Shakers - No. 11 - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Zipp
  15. advertisements

Volume 4, Number 8, November, 1955, 28 numbered pages without covers

  1. advertisements
  2. Meet - - Fan-Tai-Che
  3. Contents
  4. Editor's Page - Max Andrews
  5. Skull Shakers - No. 12 - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • All Square
  6. Cyro's Pearls - Being Gems from His Collection - Number Three of a New Feature
    • The Crescent Silk Production
  7. The Invisible Princess - Jimmy Flowers
  8. Focus on Magic - series by George Blake
    • Take A Note
      • The Burning Question
      • Where's The Catch?
      • The Editor Says:
      • Number Recorded
      • The Treasurer
      • The Envelope Eternal
  9. The Magic Circle Week of Magic - report
  10. Sleights, Moves & Subterfuges - series by Eddie Joseph
    • Milking Money
  11. Comedy is My Business - series by Johnny Geddes
    • Ring Ring
  12. Gags for "The Mag" - F. S. Cooze
  13. Sorcar Writes - correspondence
  14. advertisements

Volume 4, Number 9, December, 1955, 28 numbered pages without covers

  1. advertisements
  2. Meet - - June
  3. Contents
  4. Editor's Page - Max Andrews & Staff
  5. Cyro's Pearls - Being Gems from His Collection - Number Four of a New Feature
    • Crazy Comedy Card Effect
  6. Sleights, Moves & Subterfuges - series by Eddie Joseph
    • The Elusive Blades
  7. Link Silks - A Colorful Children's Routine - Vinchento
  8. Focus on Magic - series by George Blake
    • Take A Note [continued]
      • Match Box Steal
      • Clip Protection
      • Faked Clip
      • Switching
      • Making the Dummy
      • Stage Money
      • In Creases!
      • "Mental" Switches
      • Pocket Switch
      • Special! The Tweezer Switch
  9. Skull Shakers - No. 13 - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Ghostly Prediction
  10. The Vampire Club - report by Cyril Capon
  11. "Bang-Van" Routines - Ravelle & Andree
  12. The Princess and The Peasant - A Routine for Your Christmas Shows - Mystico
  13. S.A.M.S. [Scottish Association of Magical Societies] in Manx - Cyril Ritson
  14. The Sir Alexander Cannon Trophy [S.A.M.S.]
  15. advertisements

Volume 4, Number 10, January, 1956, 28 numbered pages without covers

  1. advertisements
  2. Meet - - Victor Earle
  3. Contents
  4. Editor's Page - Max Andrews
  5. The Vampire Club - report by "Buck"
  6. Cyro's Pearls - Being Gems from His Collection - series by Cyro
    • Figaro
  7. The Kangaroo Trick - Trevini
  8. Comedy is My Business - series by Johnny Geddes
    • Bloomin' Botania
  9. An Eggstraordinary Production Including a Multiplying Egg - G. N. Rhodes
  10. Sleights, Moves & Subterfuges - series by Eddie Joseph
    • Hand to Hand
  11. Focus on Magic - series by George Blake
    • Take A Note (continued)
      • Card Box
      • Switch-Vanish
      • Destruction or Vanish
      • Glass Tube
      • Blow Pipe
  12. Skull Shakers - No. 14 - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Simplicity Book Test
  13. Three Cups - Ravelle & Andree
  14. Cardboards - Len Belcher
  15. In One Place - Maurice Hookey
  16. Weighty Wonder - Mystico
  17. Examined "Brainwave" Deck - R. A. Church
  18. advertisements

Volume 4, Number 11, February, 1956, 28 numbered pages without covers

  1. advertisements
  2. Meet - - Eddie Joseph
  3. Contents
  4. Editor's Page - Max Andrews
  5. Book Review - "Gags with Gimmicks" by John R. Geddes - reviews by Norman Cliffe
  6. Card IN Balloon - G. N. Rhodes
  7. Milk Magic - Ravelle & Andree
  8. Focus on Magic - series by George Blake
    • Take a Note (continued)
      • Borrowed Cigarette
      • Brass Plates
      • Nest of Boxes
      • Brema Tube
      • Candle Power
      • A Problem
      • Unlucky
  9. Sleights, Moves & Subterfuges - series by Eddie Joseph
    • The Mystic Square
  10. Cyro's Pearls - Being Gems from His Collection - series by Cyro
    • The Watch and Loaf Effect
  11. photos of S.A.M.S. and Magicians of Mann
  12. Skull Shakers - No. 15 - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Giant Card Monte
  13. The Spirit Window Box - Edmund Rowland
  14. White Transposition Magic - J. McGregor
  15. That Third Heap Force - Bill West
  16. A Routine for the Miracle Pitcher - R. Carter
  17. An Effective Card Trick - Bertram Millidge
  18. advertisements

Volume 4, Number 12, March, 1956, 28 numbered pages without covers

  1. advertisements
  2. Meet - - Peter A. McDonald
  3. Contents
  4. Editor's Page - Max Andrews
  5. The Vampire Club - report
  6. Sleights, Moves & Subterfuges - series by Eddie Joseph
    • The Ring Trap
  7. Leeds One Day Magic Convention
  8. Climax Last card - Ravelle & Andree
  9. Cyro's Pearls - Being Gems from His Collection - series by Cyro
    • Gags and More Gags
  10. Skull Shakers - No. 16 - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Dead or Alive
  11. Focus on Magic - series by George Blake
    • Quite the Reverse
  12. Comedy is My Business - series by Johnny Geddes
    • Balmy Bananas
  13. advertisements

word count: 192459 which is equivalent to 769 standard pages of text

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