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New Tops Volume 16 (1976) by Neil Foster
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Recil Bordner, Publisher
Neil Foster, Editor

639 pages

  1. The New Tops - Volume 16, Number 1 - January 1976 - 54 pages
  2. Cover - Kramien
  3. Magical Musings - Esther Francis Olson
    • Good Night - The End
  4. New Arrival
    • Master Joseph Scott Bialek born to John and Carol Bialey
  5. Contents
  6. Cover Portrait - Stan Kramien & Co. - No Time for Nostalgia! - by Don Arthur
  7. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  8. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Correction to "The 'Baby Hummer' Four-Ace Opener" - November, 1975 issue
    • Five by Five Mental Effect
  9. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • Picture Talk, or ... Pictures Talk
  10. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Coin Through Handkerchief - Second Method
  11. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  12. A Great Big Thank You - Bon & Ginny
  13. Final Curtain
    • Vincent M. Carey
    • Frederick C. Brandt
    • John W. Frye
  14. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 9, Part 4 - Robert E. Olson
    • Daughter of a Magician
    • The Chinese Pagoda
    • Chinese Water Jars
    • The Chinese Bag
    • Thurston's Screen Mystery Illusion
  15. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Talent Show Routine - Rick Fisher
  16. Magi-Go-Round
  17. For a Collector a Magic Centerfold Courtesy of Jerry Spurlock
  18. photo - color insert - Spurlock [blank sides not included]
  19. More Mental Reverses - Edward Marlo
    • Fifth Method
    • Sixth Method
    • Variation of Sixth Method
  20. [two] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  21. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • miscellaneous
      • Incredible Influence - London Fun Shop {Indiana]
      • The Kiss Trick - Unique Productions
      • Ever So Sleightly, The Professional Card Technique of Martin Nash - Stephen Minch
      • The Collected Tricks of Charles T. Jordan - Karl Fulves
      • Magic for Non-Magicians - Shari Lewis & Abraham B. Hurwitz
      • My Family Tree - or - Out-On-A-Limb - Phil Wilmarth
      • Seven - Bill Spooner
      • Spooner's Slippery Silver - Bill SPooner
      • gag dollar - Ed Harris
      • Crown Jewels - Supreme
      • Professional Punch - Tony Green
  22. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • smoothing the cut edges of cards - Bob Brethen
  23. Routine for Abbott's "Bathing Beauty" - Tommy Windsor
  24. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  25. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  26. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Wedding of the Month - John C. Sherwood & Marcia L. Groat
  27. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall

  1. The New Tops - Volume 16, Number 2 - February 1976 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - The Chandlers
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - Philip and Linda Chandler - Hoxie Bros. Circus - by Neil Foster
  5. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Blackjack Stack
    • The Computer Pack
  6. Woofle Dust Party - Kaintuck Territory
  7. "Doug Henning's World of Magic" - Neil Foster
  8. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 9, Part 5 - Robert E. Olson
    • A Troublesome Redhead
    • Rebuking the Weather
    • Sympathetic Silks
    • Flowers from a Paper Cone
  9. Final Curtain
    • Frederick Mau - by Michael Gordon Miller
  10. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  11. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Woofle Dust Party
    • Cute Trick - John J. Bogorae
  12. [two] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  13. Don't Take A Card - Dr. Ronald Weber
    • Easy Monte
  14. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • use Oil of Milk with colored water - Roy Kissell
    • tie pulls to cards rather than pins - U. F. Grant
  15. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • Promotion Ideas for the Taking and Using
  16. The Magician ... Rest in Peace - re: Jack Barrows
    • If You Believe - poem
  17. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Crazy Catalogue
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Troy Milligan
  18. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  19. Magical Musings - Esther Francis Olson
    • Woes of an Editor or Makings of an Ulcer
  20. New Ways With Old Magic - Dr. Edmund E. Evans
  21. Bannerlines - Walt Hudson
  22. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • bending - folding coin
  23. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  24. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • miscellaneous
      • Short Title Check List of Conjuring Periodicals - George Daily, Jr. - in process
      • Collectors World - newsletter
      • Spiritual Applications for Tabell I - in process
    • Tricks and Books You Might Like to Know About
      • The Test - Dam Dalal
      • Sam's Switch - Sam Dalal
      • Miracle Match - Sam Dalal
      • Changing Shapes - Joe Riding
      • The Beauty Contest - Joe Riding
      • Double Take - Lee's Studio of Magic
      • Spectrum Cards - Aldini
      • Poker X - Aldini
      • Future Magic for Mentalists - Will Dexter
      • Master Magic - George Blake
      • More Master Magic - George Blake
      • Mind & Matter - Stephen Minch
      • Fantasio Poker Mystery
      • Isolation - Phil Goldstein
      • Crystal Thought Condenser - Sam Dalal
      • Printer's Demon - Phil Goldstein
  25. To All My Friends in Magic - Ken Summers
  26. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • Flag Waver - Charles Worpel
  27. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    • photo - Rebecca, Femine Mystique
  28. New Give-A-Way Items For Volunteers From Audience - Tommy Windsor
  29. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall
  30. Magi-Go-Round

  1. The New Tops - Volume 16, Number 3 - March 1976 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - Jay & Frances Marshall
  3. Foreign Subscribers - Editor re: postal rates
  4. Notice - Neil Foster in hospital
  5. Contents
  6. Cover Portrait - Frances Marshall "Pillar of a Sand Castle"
  7. [two] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  8. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Matthew Singleton
  9. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  10. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • shoelace for Zombie gimmick - Gerry Kurtz
  11. Karrell fox's father passed - Editor
  12. Sorcar, Jr. Touring Europe - "Indrajal" receiving highest acclaims! - P. C. Sorcar, Junior
  13. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 9, Part 6 - Robert E. Olson
    • The Show Goes On
    • The Show Goes On - Thurston's Wife Dies and Their Daughter Gives Their Act
    • Thurston Halts Career - Magician Ill, Asks Daughter to Conduct Show
    • The Handkerchief Frame
    • The Duck Pan
    • Strings of Lighted Chinese Lanterns
  14. $1,200.00 in cash prizes ain't Woffle Dust! - Walter F. Sill, Jr.
  15. The Care and Feeding of a Magician - John Todman and Betty
  16. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Paired-Up Prediction
  17. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • From the Dealers
      • Jimmy Lake - lists
      • Kingdom Kraft - list
      • Nick Trost - folder
      • Magic Shop of Los Alimitos - newsletter
      • Mak-Magic - news
      • Karl Fulves - folders
      • Goodliffe - list of books
      • Hermann's Cavalcade of Magical Mysteries - folder
    • Gleaned from the Magazines
      • Abracadabra
      • Magic Info
      • Wizard's Words, 2nd issue
      • Mantra, issue 7
      • The New Pentagram
      • New Image L'Majik Satirica
      • Genii
      • Orben's Current Comedy
      • S.O.B., Jr.
      • Magick
      • Magigram
      • Magic Cauldron No. 58
      • The Pallbearers Review, February, March & April
      • Interlocutor
      • Invocation
    • Among the Club Papers
      • Yogi-Gram
      • The Christian Conjurer, Nos. 4, 5 & 6
      • Houdini-Gram
      • The Magician, November
      • Top Hat, Nov/Dec
      • The Silent Messenger
      • Magicol
      • The Spirit Trumpet
      • The Spellbinder
      • The Magic Net
      • Magicana
      • Boston Barnstormer
      • Inner Circle
      • News Reels
    • New Books and Tricks
      • Take a Note - George Blake - reprint
      • Apparatus Magic - Seymour Davis
      • Von Ark Poster - Lee Jacobs
      • Jumbo Svengali Routine - Tommy Windsor
      • The Tommy Windsor Egg Bag Routine
      • The Real Methods & Secrets of the Challenge Escape from 75 Feet of Rope - Lee Jacobs
      • The Mixologist Bar Magic - Senor Mardo
      • More Magic with Electronics - Bud Morris
      • Illusions You Can Build - Jim Sommers
      • Gene Anderson's Torn & Restored Newspaper
  18. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  19. Olram Turnover Switch - Edward Marlo
  20. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  21. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • A New Project and a Change of Focus
  22. Magical Musings - Esther Olson
    • The Rabbit Speaks
    • My Turn - The Dove
    • Rom the Rabbit and Dove
  23. From Edward Harvey Schoenrock to My Friend "Monk Watson" - rhyme
  24. Safety Tips - Warren Pridgeon
    • Patriotism
  25. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • School Daze - John J. Bogorae
  26. Magi-Go-Round
  27. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  28. Abbott's Magic Talent Contest
  29. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall
  30. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • Perfect Rice Bowl Combination - Roxy
    • Answer the Question - Percy Abbott
    • An Expanding Gag - Mariano Palhinha
    • Flashy Bouquet Production - Mickey Ostaski
    • Gadabout Milk Trick - George Boston
    • Continuous Card Fans - Percy Abbott
      • An Alternate Finish

  1. The New Tops - Volume 16, Number 4 - April 1976 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - Rick Walker
  3. From the Editor's Couch - Neil Foster
  4. Contents
  5. Cover Portrait - Rick Walker "Rick's Tricks" - by Karrell Fox
  6. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  7. The New Tops - Advertising Terms
  8. About "Duke's Dye-Version" - Tommy Windsor
  9. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • The Visible "Sandwich"
  10. In Memoriam - Howard Thurston
  11. Double Departure - Edward Marlo
    • The Fake Switch
    • The Real Switch
    • Double Departure - (Routine)
  12. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  13. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • miscellaneous
      • Bongo Botique - Ali Bongo
      • Lee Jacobs Productions - catalog
      • Clip Art Sheets - Ed Harris
      • B&W reproductions of Houdini & Blackstone - C & K Magic
      • Never in a Lifetime - Paul Curry
      • The Brainpower Deck - Paul Curry
      • The Complete Mike Rogers - Magic, Inc.
      • Afterthoughts - Harry Lorayne
      • The Magic of Gerald Kosky - Lloyd Jones, publisher
      • The Mark Wilson Course in Magic - with or without props - Mark Wilson
  14. Fred R. Merrill - obituary
  15. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • Within You Without You - Clarence Wenger - book review
    • Mentalistrix for Kids - Walt Hudson - book review
  16. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  17. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall
  18. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • Your Challenge for the Year
  19. On the Road ... with the Amazing Conklins - Jerry Conklin
  20. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • tip for the Changing Silk Cabby - Joseph Fox
  21. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 10, Part 1 - Robert E. Olson
    • "The Second Part"
    • With Harry Kellar
    • The Moth and the Flame
  22. [two] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  23. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Jeff McBride
  24. Mayfair Music Hall and Palace of Varieties - re: Dale Salwak appear at "A Night at the Music Hall"
  25. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  26. Bannerlines - Walt Hudson
  27. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Grant's Secret Service Number 11 - Grant's Altar Lite
    • Grant's Secret Service Number 12 - Escape from Any Handcuffs
    • Grant's Secret Service Number 13 - Real Secret on Muscle Reading
    • Grant's Secret Service Number 14 - Resista - Girl You Cannot Lift
    • Grant's Secret Service Number 15 - Flower Pot Trick
    • Grant's Secret Service Number 18 - Ali-Axiom Blindfold
  28. The Care and Feeding of a Magician - John Todman and Betty
  29. Abbott's Magic Talent Contest
  30. Safely Speaking - Karl Wagner
    • Message Silk Again
  31. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • The Chicken Dialog - Richard Oden
  32. Magical Musings - Esther Olson
    • Say It With Flowers
  33. Harry Blackstone, Jr. - featured in a TV Magic Special
  34. Magi-Go Round
  35. Horace Marshall passed away

  1. The New Tops - Volume 16, Number 5 - May 1976 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - Harry Lorayne
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - Harry Lorayne - by Dennis Marks
  5. Abbott's Magic Talent Contest
  6. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  7. Mark Wilson Named Magician of the Decade - David Brokaw
  8. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  9. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Slow Motion Color-Changing Backs
  10. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Jimmy Leve
    • Wilting Coinage - My Version - John Sherwood
  11. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • Making a Name for Yourself by Finding a Specialty
  12. Letter to the Editor - from Ed Harris - re: Karrell Fox as W. C. Fields
  13. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall
  14. photo - S.A.M. Parent Assembly unveil new Houdini but at gravesite
  15. "100 Years of Magic Posters"
  16. New Tops Index 1975 - Volume Fifteen - Dale Salwak, compiler
  17. ad page
  18. [four] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  19. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  20. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  21. Horace Marshall - obituary by Bill Joy
  22. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • Vanishing Wand Tip - Mike Nowak
    • Epic Slate tip - Joseph Fox
  23. The Eighth Annual Academy of Magical Arts Banquet
  24. Magi-Go Round
  25. Spirits Do Exist - Irving Desfor
  26. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • From the Dealers
      • Dragon Mysteries - catalog
      • Morrissey Magic - News Bulletin #8
      • Tannen's Topics
      • News Letter - The Magic Shop of Los Alamitos
      • Magic Methods - Customer Sheet #15
    • New Tricks and Books
      • Chinese Washing Machine - Abbott's
      • Tommy Windsor's Pet Insurance Policy
      • Professor's Daydream - Dan Garrett
      • Electrons - Dan Garrett
      • Matchbook Assembly - Ross Burns & Dan Garrett
      • The Martian Card Trick - Dan Garrett
      • "Magician" patch - Vincent Fabek
      • Directory of Theatrical Agencies (U.S.A. & Canada) - Lee Jacobs
      • Mentalistrix for Kids - Walt Hudson
      • Magic, Lecture No. 2 - Irv Weiner
      • Bill Severn's Magic Workshop - Bill Severn
  27. Reverend Father Stephen Fernandes - ordination announcement
  28. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 10, Part 2 - Robert E. Olson
    • Kellar & Thurston
    • Ford's Opera House - Kellar and Thurston Give Program of Magic Art
    • The Haunted Window
  29. photos - "Salute to Magic"
  30. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
  31. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  32. On the Road ... with the Amazing Conklins - Jerry Conklin

  1. The New Tops - Volume 16, Number 6 - June 1976 - 52 pages
  2. Cover - Earl Ray Wilcox
  3. Jack La Wain - obituary
  4. Contents
  5. Cover Portrait - Earl Ray Wilcox - The Trickiest Hands in Magic - by Dr. A. Jack VanderWal
  6. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  7. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Nu-Way Oil & Water
  8. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  9. Something to Borrow Again - Edward Marlo
  10. Magic Rabbits Are Flying Again
  11. The Care and Feeding of a Magician - John Todman and Betty
  12. Magi-Go Round
  13. Safely Speaking - Karl Wagner
    • Are You Sure That Gun is Empty
  14. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • Giving Away Your Show, or First Step in Finding Audiences
  15. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Bicentennial Daze - Ed Harris
  16. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  17. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  18. On the Road ... with the Amazing Conklins - Jerry Conklin
  19. What's Up Your Sleeve - Chateau Magician - Jan Bixler
  20. Magical Musings - Esther Olson
    • The Patriotic New Tops
  21. The New Tops - Advertising Terms
  22. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall
  23. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • Tricks and Books
      • Craige Snader - catalog
      • Little Red Riding Hood - Craige McComb Snader III
      • Brass Bill Tube with Padlock - D. A. Tayade
      • Cigarette Cutting Tube - D. A. Tayade
      • Okito Coin Box - D. A. Tayade
      • Dozen Spring Flowers - D. A. Tayade
      • 100 Years of Magic Posters - Charles & Regina Reynolds, compilers
      • cleaning cloth for metal props - Brenden Crimmins
      • gospel card trick - Dick Schick
      • John Schoener, the Clown Shoemaker - list
      • X--Credible! - Dan Garrett
      • Dai Vernon's First California Lecture (1947) - Jeff Busby Enterprises
      • Vanishing Champagne Bottle - Magico & Boretti
      • Hats and Hares - Robert Gramer
      • 4 Card Monte - Nick Trost
      • The Road Runner - Nick Trost
      • Subtle Card Magic, Parts 1 and 2 - Nick Trost
      • Conjurer's Calculator - John C. Sherwood
      • Dots Magic - John Yeager
      • Magic in Store - Val Andrews
      • Math Miracles - Wallace Lee - reprint
  24. Abbott's Magic Talent Contest - Conducted by Neil Foster
  25. A Night at the Concert - John C. Sherwood - re: Kreskin
  26. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  27. Al Flosso passes
  28. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 10, Part 3 - Robert E. Olson
    • With Harry Kellar (Continued)
    • Kellar and Thurston Do Remarkable Feats of Legerdemain at Ford's
    • Ford's Opera House
    • 1907
    • 1908
  29. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • "Contact Black Felt Paper" - Robert Loebel, Jr.
    • protecting metal cylinders - Gene Ecker

  1. The New Tops - Volume 16, Number 7 - July 1976 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - 1976 Get-Together Performers - Blackstone, Jr. - Richard & Maria Suey - Carl Garray & Tomio - Mike Caldwell
  3. On the Road ... with the Amazing Conklins - Jerry Conklin
  4. In Memoriam - Zina Bennett - from Suzy Wandas Bennett
  5. Contents
  6. The Sleeping Dove Production - Dr. Ronald Weber
  7. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  8. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Making Signs - E. J. "Ted" Brennan
  9. Christmas Card from 1935
  10. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • A Proposition in Precognition
    • Triplex Prediction
  11. Al Flosso - obituary
  12. A Spectator Cuts the Aces - Edward Marlo
    • Method #1
    • Spectator Cuts the Aces - Method Number 2
    • Spectator Cutting the Aces - Third Method
    • Spectator Cutting the Aces - Fourth Method
    • Concluding Remarks
  13. What's New in Magic? - re: Get-Together Contests
  14. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  15. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall
  16. Dante Mystery Solved
  17. Abbott's Spirit of '76 Magic Get-Together - Four Professional Stage Shows
  18. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • miscellaneous
      • Polish Quarter - Don McCelland
      • Lee's Studio of Magic - lists
      • David Hoy - brochure
      • You Don't Have To Slay A Dragon - forcing book
      • Bob Lund's American Museum of Magic - quarterly news sheet
    • A Glance Through the Magazines of the Past Few Months
      • Invocation no. 8
      • Abracadabra, now up to 1578
      • New Pentagram
      • Mantra
      • Magigram
      • Chaos
      • The Pallbearers Review, May, June & July of 1975
      • Magic Info
      • Magick
      • Club 71
      • Magic Sounds #13 & #14
      • Genii
      • Collector's World No. 2
      • Magicol, February
      • The Magic Cauldron Nos. 59 & 60
    • Glancing Through the Club Papers
      • The Levitator
      • Top Hat
      • Hav-A-Laff Bulletin
      • The Spellbinder
      • Boston Barnstormer
      • The Silent Messenger
      • The Spirit Trumpet
      • Inner Circle
      • The All New Christian Conjurer
      • Houdini-Gram
      • Bog Bob's Magic Club News, Spring
      • Yogi-Gram
      • Magicana
      • Orben's Current Comedy
    • News From the Dealers
      • Supreme Magic - list
      • Magic Methods - list
      • Louis Tannen, Inc. - list
      • The Newsletter - The Magic Shop of Los Alaamitos
      • Robert Nelson - used magic list
    • New Tricks, Books and Things
      • Coffin Nail - Illusions Ltd.
      • Leroy *Talma* Bosco poster - Lee Jacobs Productions
      • Magician's Assistant Diploma - Magic Productions Entertainment Service
      • Miracle Math - Accent Products
      • The Smoking Thumb - Accent Products
      • Vanishing Ring Thing - Accent Products
      • Amazing Influence - Harry Benfer
    • Books
      • Clever Like a Fox - Karrell Fox
      • Innovative Magic No. 1 - Fort Worth Ring 15
  19. Safely Speaking - Karl Wagner
    • Safety Games - Safety Hangman or Safety Wheel of Fortune
  20. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • dice prediction
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magicians of the Month - Don and Debbie Verba
  21. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  22. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Ace to Five - The Easy Method
  23. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 10, Part 4 - Robert E. Olson
    • The Human Touch
    • Communication
    • Where Do the Ducks Go?
  24. Blackstone, Jr.'s Magic a feature this summer at "Sea World of Ohio" - Richard Hughes
  25. Doug Henning's "Illusion & Reality" - Richard Hughes
  26. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  27. Magical Musings - Esther Olson
    • Dieting Magic
  28. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    • recipe - Conjurer's Rum Cake & Run Glaze - Gay Blackstone
  29. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • Thinking About The Old Days

  1. The New Tops - Volume 16, Number 8 & 9 - August & September 1976 - 76 pages
  2. Cover - 1976 Get-Together Performers - Abel & Marina - Tom & Sherrie - Jim Sommers & Janine - Dick Oslund
  3. Contents
  4. Tom Hubbard's Cavalcade of Magic - 18 - Eighteen Tricks - 18
    1. 1 - A Giant Gag
    2. 2 - Color Changing Knife Move
    3. 3 - Dial-A-Cut
    4. 4 - The Postal Authority
    5. 5 - A Good Poker Hand
    6. 6 - The Four Robbers Rise Again
    7. 7 - An Extra Sensory Prediction
    8. 8 - Slider Move
    9. 9 - No Takers Card Force
    10. 10 - The Abbott Deck Switch
    11. 11 - An Ambitious Move
    12. 12 - A Borrowed and Sealed Deck
    13. 13 - Variation on a Borrowed, Sealed Deck
    14. 14 - Action
    15. 15 - Mixer
    16. 16 - Two and One
    17. 17 - Counting Down
    18. 18 - Cutting One, Two, Three, Four Aces
  5. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  6. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • "Hunt-Wesson Snack-Pak" cans for small servantes - Roger Bus
    • "Sew-Guide" for thread work - Robert L. Hyde
  7. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • Ultra 70 Seven Keys
  8. Imitators Beware - re: Imitations of Horace Marshall effects
  9. Final Curtain
    • Jess James - by Jay Schwartz
  10. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Paul Brody
  11. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • doves love cheese popcorn - John Lovell
    • Gloves-To-Dove tip - John Lovell
    • opening monologue dove production - John Lovell
  12. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • miscellaneous
      • The Conjurer, issues 6, 7 & 8
      • Franklin & Company - advertising flyer
    • Among the New Things I Have Seen
      • The Magic Play - Sam Sharpe
      • Houdini's Escapes and Magic - Walter Gibson
      • Subtle Card Magic No. 1 - Nick Trost
      • Subtle Card Magic No. 2 - Nick Trost
      • Fair View Switching Frame - Magic Unlimited
      • Guiltless Chop Mug - Frank Pazel
      • Transilence - Frank Pazel
      • Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets - Gene Grant - reprint
      • Permutations by Cutting and Shuffling - S. Brent Morris
      • Prediction Chest Effect - Jack London
      • 4 Silvan posters - Magic Books by Post
      • Bringing Home the Laughs - David Ginn
      • Humpty Dumpty Egg Bag - Supreme
      • Black Light - Jack Potter
      • Television Card Manipulators - Ian Adair
      • The Promotion - Lee Jacobs
      • Alley Oops - Warren Stephens
      • Kid Stuff 5 - Frances Marshall
  13. Magical Musings - Esther Olson
    • The Rabbit Speaks Again
  14. The New Tops - Advertising Terms
  15. Spectator Cuts Aces - Edward Marlo
    • Effect
    • Second Method
    • Third Method
    • Fourth Method
    • Fifth Method
    • Sixth Method
    • Seventh Method
  16. Spectator Cuts to Locate Aces - Edward Marlo
  17. The Care and Feeding of a Magician - John Todman and Betty
  18. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  19. On the Road ... with the Amazing Conklins - Jerry Conklin
  20. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Simple Four Ace Opener
  21. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • vanish of a ball in a handkerchief
  22. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • We Deliver - Richard Olson
  23. Some Thoughts on Magic Conventions - Jim Alfredson
  24. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  25. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  26. Colon Royal Academy of Prestidigitation - Presents I.B.M. Convention Awards - Gordon Miller
  27. In Memoriam - Percy Abbott
  28. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • Small Talk About Big Names, or Rather, Big Printing
  29. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall
  30. Safely Speaking - Karl Wagner
    • Safety Tic Tac Toe, or Safety Hollywood Squares
  31. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 10, Part 5 - Robert E. Olson
    • On His Own
    • The Silk Caldron
  32. Magi-Go Round
  33. [four] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  34. [four] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  35. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • Walsh Vanishing Cane
    • Card on the Wall - James Reneaux
    • Welding Rings - Recil Bordner

  1. The New Tops - Volume 16, Number 10 - October 1976 - 60 pages
  2. Cover - Charlie Myrick
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - Charlie Myrick - World Champion Escape Artist - by Neil Foster
  5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • Among the New Books and Tricks
      • Kid Stuff Five - Frances Marshall
      • Fantastic E.S.P. Test - David Robbins
      • Bodyless Head - 100 Years of Magic poster - Lee Jacobs Productions
      • Doug Henning poster - Lee Jacobs Productions
      • Bob Brown and Brenda poster - Lee Jacobs Productions
      • Famous Magicians Playing Cards - Magic for Madison Avenue
      • Old and Used Book List - Micky Hades
      • Book-A-Log #12 - Micky Hades
      • Second Sight - The Ghastly Gallimaufry
      • Sensashe Glass Vanish - Supreme
      • Sequence - Emerson & West
      • Color Blind - Emerson & West
      • Silkworm Susie - Wilfred Tyler
      • Supersonic Spacemen - Supreme
      • Almost Real Prediction - Jack London
  6. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • reworking a Magnetic Card Box - Bennett A. Kendig
  7. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Impromptu Five Card Miracle
    • Simplified Technicolor Clock
  8. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • mentalism effect using numbers in pentagrams - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Martin Dunkel
  9. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 10, Part 6 - Robert E. Olson
    • A Studied Face
    • You Can't Fool All of the People All of the Time
    • Spirit Paintings
  10. In Memoriam - Harry Houdini
  11. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • paper cutting routine
  12. The Care and Feeding of a Magician - John Todman and Betty
  13. Magical Musings - Esther Olson
    • M. C.'s of 76
  14. The Bursting, Bi-Centennial, Home-Coming, 1976 - Frances Marshall
    1. photos - Wednesday Night
    2. photos - Thursday Night
    3. photos - Friday Night
    4. photos - Saturday Night
  15. Recil Bordner and Eda Mae Cubbernuss were married
  16. Abbott's Magic Talent Contest - Conducted by Neil Foster
  17. Special Benefit Matinee "Spirit of '76"
  18. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Wire Me a File - Richard B. Oden
  19. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  20. Magi-Go Round
  21. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  22. On the Road ... with the Amazing Conklins - Jerry Conklin
  23. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • Thermodynamic Radiation - S. Guarino - book
  24. Next Month
  25. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • Looking Around You, or Check Out the Other Guys (or Gals)
  26. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  27. [four] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris

  1. The New Tops - Volume 16, Number 11 - November 1976 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - North Bigbee & Lana Ohde
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - North Bigbee - by Pul J. Siegel
  5. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Silks and Soup Plates
  6. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • business card as ticket - Mark J. Brown
  7. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Four Ace Surprise - Again!
  8. The New Tops - Advertising Terms
  9. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  10. Tommy Windsor Honored
  11. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  12. Numental Revisited - Jim Lucier
  13. In Memory of - The Great Cardini
  14. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 10, Part 7 - Robert E. Olson
    • The Magic Racket
    • The Magic Crystal
  15. photo - baby picture of Harry Blackstone, Jr.
  16. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Crazy Catalogue
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Gary Griswold
  17. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  18. [two] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  19. The Marlo Switch-Out - Edward Marlo
    • The Color Trap
    • Colr Flight
  20. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • Books and Tricks That Have Come My Way
      • A Volunteer from the Audience- Walt Hudson
      • Making Magic Pay - Larry Valentine - Lecture Notes
      • The Ascanio Spread - Jon Racherbaumer
      • The Complete J. G. Thompson Jr. Bibliography and Index to Miracle Makers - Max Abrams
      • Annemann's $50.00 Manuscript - Max Abrams
      • Senator Crandall's Pocket Monte - Magi-Fects
      • Royden's Slipped Disc - Magi-Fects
      • Royden's Mindreader's Dream - Magi-Fects
      • Cups and Balls - John Platt
      • Egyptian Curse - Peter Kane
      • Coincidental - Arthur Emerson
      • Encyclopedia of Suspensions and Levitations - Bruce Armstrong, editor
      • Stabbed Coincidence - Larry Jennings
      • The Coin and Beer Can - Larry Jennings
      • Magical Inflation - G. Hammann version
      • Blitz - Sam Berland
      • Dr. Schram's Magic Treasury - Supreme
      • Welda-Spheres - Werry
      • Supreme - catalog
      • Out of Phase - Wilbur Kattner
      • New Reference File - Sid Lorraine
  21. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • Three Spectators - Three Numbers - Bob Brethen
  22. In Memoriam - Harry Blackstone, Sr.
    • Blackstone [Sr.] Remembered ... The Tale of "Ginger Rabbit" - Major Robert K. Spencer
  23. 'Fall Festival of Magic' - St. Louis Assembly No. 8 - Editor
  24. Magi-Go Round
  25. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  26. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Listen Good - John J. Bogorae

  1. The New Tops - Volume 16, Number 12 - December 1976 - 60 pages
  2. Cover - Bruce Posgate
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - Bruce Posgate - Bruce & Win Posgate
  5. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  6. Magical Musings - Esther F. Olson
    • The Magic Kit Magician
  7. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Double Jack Sandwich
  8. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall
  9. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • X-Rated Vision - David Ray
  10. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
    • Comedy Entertainment from A to Z - Joe Doakes
  11. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • Things I Have Enjoyed in the Magazines
      • The New Tops
      • Genii, June thru August
      • Abracadabra
      • Magick
      • Magic Info
      • Magic Sounds #16
      • Magigram
      • Invocation, July
      • Mantra
      • The New Pentagram
      • Current Comedy
      • S.O.B., Jr.
      • Magic Cauldron No. 61
      • Yogi-Gram
      • S.C.M. Levitator
      • The All New Christian Conjurer
      • Houdini-Gram
      • Top Hat
      • Magicol
      • The Collector's World, March-April
      • Boston Barnstormer
      • Magicana
      • Silent Messenger
      • Washington Wizards
      • Hav-A-Laff
      • The Spirit Trumpet
      • The Spellbinder
      • New Reference File - Sid Lorraine
    • A Glance at the Books and Tricks You May Have Heard About
      • The Magic Album - LP record - Martin Lewis
      • Kling Ring - Arthur Emerson
      • Bob Mason's One-Deck Premonition - Bob Mason
      • O-2-Matica Deck - Bob Mason
      • A Catalog of Micky Hades Publications
      • Mentalism A La Mode - Paul J. Siegel
      • Your Choice
      • Encyclopedia of Dove Magic, Volume 4 - Ian Adair
      • Countdown - Lee's Studio of Magic
      • Invisible Secrets Revealed - Eddie Fields & Michael Schwartz
      • Squircle - Ken Bowell
      • Pozitive Kid's Magic - Poz
    • Advertising from the Dealers
      • Abbott's - free price list
      • The Magic Shop of Los Alamitos - newsletter
      • Gospel Services, Inc. - advertising for "Spiritual Applications for Tarbell 1"
      • Magic Methods - list
      • Kovari Magic - folder
      • Tannen's Topics
  12. Clownin' Aroun' - Daren Dundee
    • Center Ring
    • Prop Trunk
      • Electric Wand
    • Clown Alley
      • Professor Bloono (Jim Tait)
  13. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
    • "The Show of Shows"
  14. The Care and Feeding of a Magician - John Todman and Betty
  15. In Memoriam - Jack Gwynne
  16. Safely Speaking - Karl Wagner
    • Safety Scrabble or Find the Word
    • Safety Word Scrabble
  17. On the Road ... with the Amazing Conklins - Jerry Conklin
  18. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • Looking Back
  19. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Year - Jeff McBride
  20. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • In Demand - R. B. Oden
  21. Magi-Go Round
  22. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • "Stik-Klip" or "Heavy Duty Permanent T-Tak" - Oran B. Dent
  23. [two] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  24. "The Great International Magic Show"
  25. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Ribbon Through Glass
  26. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
    • Magical Idea Generators
  27. In the Good Old Summer Time - photo - re: Gordon Miller & Neil and Jeanne Foster
  28. Then and Now - photos - re: Marrillyn Merrill &Harry Blackstone, Jr.
  29. 103rd Wizard's Conclave - Ed Verba
  30. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 10, Part 8 - Robert E. Olson
    • Entertaining Children
    • Children See Thurston
    • The Sliding Die Box
    • Eggs Extraordinary
  31. Mirth-Quake - Walter Brown
  32. Steve Thomas - re: newspaper article

word count: 388985 which is equivalent to 1555 standard pages of text

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