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New Tops Volume 17 (1977) by Neil Foster
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621 pages

  1. The New Tops - Volume 17, Number 1 - January 1977 - 60 pages
  2. Cover - Richard & Maria Suey
  3. Abbott's Magic Talent Contest
  4. Contents
  5. Cover Portrait - Richard & Maria Suey - by Neil Foster
  6. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • book test using "Mathematics, Its Magic and Mystery" - Dirk Minnebo
  7. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • New Books and Tricks
      • The Original Houdini Scrapbook - Walter Gibson
      • Houdini, The Pictorial Life - Milbourne Christopher
      • Houdini - His Life and Art - The Amazing Randi & Bert Randolph Sugar
      • Jack London's Billet Reading Act - Jack London
      • Jack London's Sealed Envelope Act - Jack London
      • Stage Size E.S.P. Coincidence - Supreme
      • The Epitome Location (Non Sleight-of-Hand) - Harry Lorayne
      • The Amazing World of Mentalism - Burling "Volta" Hull
      • The Mod Glass - O'Dowd Mfg. Company
      • The Sting & I - The Studio
      • The Power of Perception - Arthur Setterington
      • Bac Flips - Norm Schultz
      • The Shiels Effect - Niacail O'Siaghail, compiler & editor
      • Oops - Bob Mason & Bill Pryor
  8. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
    • cartoon - Bill Steinaker
  9. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Danny Vie
    • The Spectator Knows - Danny Vie
  10. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  11. Magical Musings - Esther Olson
    • Free Wood
  12. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  13. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • The Fashion Show - Vincent Fabek
  14. The New Tops - Advertising Terms
  15. Dale Salwak - Magician Among the Stars - by Neil Foster
  16. Andrë Kole's World of Illusion - Neil Foster
  17. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • The Sandwich Coincidence
  18. International Spectacular of Magic and Wizardry - photos
  19. Clownin' Aroun' - Daren Dundee
    • Center Ring
    • Prop Trunk
      • Cantankerous Flowers
    • Clown Alley
      • Fumbles the Clown (John Liberty)
  20. Winchester Mystery House - Dorothy Smith
  21. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • Projecting an Image
  22. Tim Wright in South America
  23. Tannen's Fourteenth Magic Jubilee - Lucy Gonzalez
  24. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • when a dove will not incubate eggs - Kevin Barnes
    • steaming silks - Gary Silver
  25. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 10, Part 9 - Robert E. Olson
    • Herman Hanson
    • The Hansen Flag Cabinet
    • The Mystic Follies Revue
  26. Magi-Go Round
  27. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Salvation as Simple as A-B-C
  28. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
    • Michael McGiveney
  29. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  30. On the Road ... with the Amazing Conklins - Jerry Conklin
  31. cartoon - Steinaker
  32. In Remembrance - Alieanna Kole
  33. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  34. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall

  1. The New Tops - Volume 17, Number 2 - February 1977 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - Robert Downey
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - Robert Downey - by Sid Lorraine
  5. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Just Fun - The Great B.C. (Barry Hendon)
  6. cartoon - Steinaker
  7. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  8. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • Taking a Look at the Caricature
  9. The New Tops - Advertising Terms
  10. New Ways With Old Magic - Dr. Edmund E. Evans
  11. Magical Musings - Esther Olson
    • What to Write?
  12. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • Pink Panther balloon bit - Jeff Larche
  13. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • cigarette pull for pencils - Ted Colteaux
    • stretching a rabbit - Ted Colteaux
  14. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • miscellaneous
      • A Short Checklist of Conjuring Periodicals in English - James Alfredson & George Dailey
      • Jeff Busby - catalog and supplement
    • New Books, Tricks and Things
      • Paul Swinford Lecture Notes - new edition
      • There's One Born Every Minute - Harry Blackstone, Jr.
      • The Blue Book of Mentalism - Phil Goldstein
      • nail writer - Johnson Products
      • Johnson Products - catalog
      • Would You Believe? - Mason Productions
      • Black Power - Mason Productions
      • The Bionic Card - Mason Productions
      • Peck-A-Card - Aldini
      • 3 Shell Monte Cards - Aldini
      • E.S.P.-A-Rama - Aldini
      • The Incredible Card Trek - Wilbur Kattner
      • Lecture Notes #1 - Jon Racherbaumer
      • Tru-Test - U. F. Grant
      • Innovative Magic No. 2 - Fort Worth Magicians' Club
      • Carlo Corda's Silk Sensation - Supreme
      • Silken Thought - Supreme
      • Oh Mummy! - Supreme
  15. Saul Shafton - in hospital
  16. On the Road ... with the Amazing Conklins - Jerry Conklin
  17. The Inexplicable Reverse - Edward Marlo
    • The Inexplicable Result
    • The Clean-Up
  18. Conditioned Topsy-Turvy - Bob Nelson of Chicago
  19. Abbott's Magic Talent Contest
  20. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Paul Clough
    • The Psychic Astrologer
  21. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  22. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 10, Part 10 - Robert E. Olson
    • The Practical Joker
  23. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  24. The Care and Feeding of a Magician - John Todman and Betty
  25. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  26. Bob Mason - in the hospital
  27. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  28. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall
  29. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  30. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Lota Bowl
  31. Clownin' Aroun' - Daren Dundee
    • Center Ring
    • Prop Trunk
      • Ouchless Rat Trap
    • Clown Alley
      • Geri, The Magic Clown
  32. Magi-Go Round
  33. Final Curtain
    • Paul Fleming

  1. The New Tops - Volume 17, Number 3 - March 1977 - 60 pages
  2. Cover - Norm Nielsen
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - Norn Nielsen - The Inside Story on a World Famous Super Star of Magic - by Frances Marshall
  5. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
    • Bannerlines - Walt Hudson
  6. Two Linking Ring Effects - Mr. Fabian [Aldo Colombini] of Modena, Italy
    • Reverse Twenty Century Rings
    • Thumb-Snap-Linking
  7. [two] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  8. For That Special Occasion - Dale Salwak
    • Soap & More Soap
  9. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 10, Part 11 - Robert E. Olson
    • How Thurston Achieved Success in Magic and Mystified the World
  10. Tom-Foolery - Tom Mullica
  11. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • Glancing Over the Magazines
      • Abracadabra
      • Magick
      • Mantra
      • The Blue Print
      • Magigram
      • Magic Info
      • Magic Thesaurus
      • Orben's Current Comedy
      • Magic Sounds, No. 17
      • Invocation #10
      • Genii, October thru December
      • New Pentagram
      • Magic Cauldron to cease in June [#64]
      • The Newsletter (Magic Shop of Los Alamitos)
      • Washington Wizards
      • Collector's World
      • Magicol #41
      • Top Hat - Nov/Dec
      • The Spellbinder
      • S.O.B., Jr.
      • News [PCAM], first two issues
      • The Silent Messenger
      • Boston Barnstormer
      • Yogi-Gram
      • The Spirit Trumpet
      • I.M.Y.O. Magic Bulletin [India]
      • The Christian Conjurer
      • Hav-A-Laff Bulletin
    • Lists from the Dealers
      • Dan Garrett Magic - mini-catalog
      • Taurus Magic - list
      • Hank Lee - Christmas special list
      • Tannen's Topics
      • Micky Hades International - list
      • Jimmy Lake Christmas list
      • Morrissey Magic Limited - News Bulletin #9
      • Robert Nelson [Kenersville] - list
      • Accent Products - catalog
      • Lee Jacobs - list
      • Kovari Magic - folder
      • Magic Methods - catalog
      • Anthony A. Vander Linden - catalog
      • Card King - list
    • New Books and Tricks
      • The Magic of Francis Carlyle - 2nd Revised Edition - Roger-Pierre
      • Roger's Rubber Jungle - Roger Siegel
      • Magic with Everyday Objects - George Schindler
      • Master Mentality - Stanton Carlisle
      • My Favorite Verse - Sam Dalal - force book - Supreme
      • Classic Clowning - Nat Litt & Don Stambaugh
      • The Fantastic Gertrude - Bob Mason
      • The End of the Rainbow - Joe Riding
      • Girl-A-Rama - Aldini
      • Stapled Card Wallet-Plus - Supreme
      • Jumbo Wand Surprise - Ian Adair
      • Sam Lord's Castle - routine and construction plans - Bruce Posgate
      • Mystics - quarterly - Jim Hagy
      • New Reference File - Sid Lorraine
  12. Safely Speaking - Karl Wagner
    • Don't Monkey Around on the Monkey Bars!!
  13. Abbott's Magic Talent Contest
  14. Clownin' Aroun' - Daren Dundee
    • Prop Trunk
      • Great Balancing Act
    • Center Ring
    • Clown Alley
      • Fumbles and Cinnamon (Bill and Jean Rath)
  15. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • Changing Times - David Ray
  16. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Timmy's Slate
  17. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • flash paper to get doves to return - W. Bonney
  18. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  19. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Aces-Kings-Aces!
  20. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • What a Beginner Has to Say About Promoting Yourself
  21. The New Tops - Advertising Terms
  22. Ancient Rites and Rituals in Modern Dress - Benjamin J. Kleinman
  23. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  24. From "Vernet" of Argentina Ball - Roberto E. Vergonjeanne "Vernet"
    • "Vernet" Technique to Throw a Shell Up Looking as if it Were a Whole
  25. Magical Musings - Esther Olson
    • Bill Bixby
  26. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    • Chicago Events Coming Up
  27. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Myron Zolkewsky
    • Crazy Catalog

    1. The New Tops - Volume 17, Number 4 - April 1977 - 52 pages
    2. Cover - Walt Hudson
    3. Contents
    4. Cover Portrait - Walt Hudson "The Charles Nelson Reilly" of Magic - by Mike Schirmer
    5. The Sympathetic Coins - Some Small Change - Bill Spencer
    6. One Less - Phil Goldstein
    7. Final Curtain
      • Frank (Bud) Howard Baxter, Jr. - by John J. Bogorae
    8. Trite Trickery - Edward Marlo
    9. U.S.A. Made - Charlie Myrick to Perform in Japan for Emperor Hirohito
    10. For That Special Occasion - Dale Salwak
      • Magic Cereal Box
    11. photo - re: Dale Salwak
    12. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
      • Food for Thought - Richard Oden
    13. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
      • Instant Transposition
    14. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    15. Magical Musings - Esther Olson
      • doves
    16. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
      • Chinese Laundry Ticket
    17. Clownin' Aroun' - Daren Dundee
      • Center Ring
      • Prop Trunk
        • Quincy the Mouse
      • Clown Alley
        • Cousin Otto (Gene Lee)
    18. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall
    19. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
      • Projecting Your Personality
    20. Life is But a Game of Cards - poem
    21. Magi-Go-Round
    22. From "Vernet" of Argentina Ball - Roberto E. Vergonjeanne "Vernet"
      • "Vernet" Method to Operate Permanently with a Thumb Tip - Roberto E. Vergonjeanne "Vernet"
      • Preparation of the Thumb Tip
      • Variants to Put and Change the Place of the Thumb Tip
    23. On the Road ... with the Amazing Conklins - Jerry Conklin
    24. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
      • reusing silks from Cane-to-Silk - Dave Egan
      • Cane-to-Silk from fire - Tim Redman
    25. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
      • miscellaneous
        • Byron E. Walker -catalog
        • SMTFT (Small Magic Talk from Texas) - periodical
        • Les Magickus Newsletter
      • What's New Department
        • Abbott's Catalog 21
        • Meet the Moulders of the I.B.M. - part 1 - Len Vintus
        • The Addresses Supplement - Len Vintus
        • Merlin's Puzzler - Charles Barry Townsend
        • Poker by Hardison - Jeff Busby reprint
        • Little Secrets - Frank Bonville - Jeff Busby reprint
        • Koschitz's Manual - Jeff Busby reprint
        • Practical Sorcery - Alan Shaxton
        • Handy Guide to Palm Reading - Dr. Sigmund Fraud
        • Classic Tackler - Phil Goldstein
        • Desperado Deals - Ron Brinegar
        • The Card Ruler - Supreme
        • On the Green - Supreme
        • Funny Felt - Supreme
        • Firing Wand - Supreme
        • balloon penetration as used by Doug Henning - by Boretti - Supreme
        • The Negromicon [of Masklyn ye Mage?] - Illusions Ltd.
        • Another Lecture by Paul Diamond - "Gentleman Jim" Heuser
    26. Flosso-Hornmann Magic Co. - World's "Oldest New Magic Shop" Opens Northeast's Only Magical Mini-Museum
    27. [two] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
    28. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 11, Part 1 - Robert E. Olson
      • Act III
      • The Importance of Patter
      • The Magician's Assistant
    29. In Memoriam - Howard Thurston
    30. Dagger Chest Illusion - North Bigbee
    31. Abbott's Magic Talent Contest
    32. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    33. Tops Sends Get-Well Wishes To
      • Sally Banks
      • Bob Mason
    34. Final Curtain
      • Ben Tallman "The Clown Prince of Magic"

    1. The New Tops - Volume 17, Number 5 - May 1977 - 60 pages
    2. Cover - Mark Sweet
    3. Magi-Go Round
    4. Final Curtain
      • Dariel Fitzkee - by Lloyd E. Jones
    5. Contents
    6. Cover Portrait - Mark Sweet - "Magic ... How 'Sweet' It Is" - by Karrell Fox
    7. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
      • The Climax "Returning Cards" Trick
    8. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
      • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Rick Fisher
    9. Abbott's Magic Talent Contest
    10. Clownin' Aroun' - Daren Dundee
      • Center Ring
      • Prop Trunk
        • Invisible Magic Case
      • Clown Alley
        • So-So The Clown (Evelyn Liberty)
    11. From "Vernet" of Argentina Ball - Roberto E. Vergonjeanne "Vernet"
      • "Vernet" Technique to perform a box-cut
    12. Magic Trip to Los Angeles - Neil Foster
      • The Magic Castle
      • Academy Awards Banquet
      • Mayfair Music Hall
    13. Reveen the Impossiblst - by Sid Lorraine
    14. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    15. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
      • thimbles
    16. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
      • "USM Corporation" glue sticks for repairs - Christian F. Rochow
    17. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    18. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall
    19. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
      • miscellaneous
        • Legerdemain - new periodical
        • Original Alexander posters - Lee Jacobs
      • New Books 'N Tricks
        • Spot Change Plus - Perfect Magic
        • Pocket Rise - Perfect Magic
        • Plastic Cash - Dan Garrett
        • Penetration Outdone Dan Garrett
        • Cyborg, The Bionic Magicians - Charles Pecor & Dan Garrett
        • Cube-On Release - Jack Hughes
        • Pandora's Box - Al Mann
        • The Third Ecstacy - Al Mann
        • Gold Mine of Magic - Glenn Gravatt
        • Treasure Trove of Magic - Glenn Gravatt
        • Starting in Magic - David Ginn
        • Professional Magic for Children - David Ginn
        • Pseudo-Mentally Yours - Robert E. Cassidy
        • Double Card Jail House - Second Hand [A. E. Schluter, Jr.]
        • Wand-erful Plume - Supreme
        • Carnival Plaques - Supreme
        • Simplicity Sausage Gun - Supreme
        • Gambler's Luck - Supreme
        • Magic Feats - Majikans
    20. Magical Musings - Esther Olson
      • A Riddle
    21. For That Special Occasion - Dale Salwak
      • The TV Thief
      • The Hands Have It - re: Stephanie Powers & Dale Salwak
    22. Tom-Foolery - Tom Mullica
    23. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    24. The New Tops - Advertising Terms
    25. Sabotage on John Calvert's Yacht - Bruce Posgate
    26. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 11, Part 2 - Robert E. Olson
      • Audiences Like to be Fooled
      • The Glass Lined Trunk
    27. Tambour Box with Extra Load - Jim Lucier
    28. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
    29. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
    30. On the Road ... with the Amazing Conklins - Jerry Conklin
    31. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
      • 1977 Vent-O-Rama
      • Police - Dog - Daze - Richard Oden
    32. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
      • Getting Your Type Set, But Saving the Investment
    33. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]

    1. The New Tops - Volume 17, Number 6 - June 1977 - 52 pages
    2. Cover - Milt & Bill Larsen
    3. Bob Pinney - in hospital
    4. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
    5. Contents
    6. Cover Portrait - The Larsen Brothers - Bill and Milt - by Dale Salwak
    7. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
    8. Magical Musings - Esther Olson
      • Abbotts
    9. A Voice from the Past - Edward Marlo & Dave Bendix
    10. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
      • Sesame Street finger puppets - Steven Droge
    11. Clownin' Aroun' - Daren Dundee
      • Center Ring
      • Prop Trunk
        • The Kid Sizer
      • Clown Alley
        • Funny Bones The Magic Clown (Wayne Blake)
    12. For That Special Occasion - Dale Salwak
      • The 4th of July
      • Multiplying Firecracker
      • Other IDeas
    13. Wacky Words - Ed Harris
    14. Freudian Kings - Phil Goldstein
    15. Magical Musings - Esther Olson
      • Senior Citizen
    16. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 11, Part 3 - Robert E. Olson
      • Twice as Strong, Double the Strength
      • Dancers from Madrid
      • A Startling Change
    17. David Hoy and His Miracle
    18. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    19. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
      • Klean-Cut 1-2-3-4 Twist
    20. Bannerlines - Walt Hudson
    21. New Tops Index 1976 - Volume Sixteen - Dale Salwak, compiler
    22. The Sandwich Coincidence No. 2 - Francis Haxton
    23. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
      • More Bargain Ideas for Publicity
    24. Neil Foster - recovering at home
    25. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
    26. Tommy Windsor Day
    27. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
      • Color Changing Handkerchief
    28. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
      • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Joe Ricciardi
      • Linked Divination
    29. Answers to "Wacky Words" by Ed Harris
    30. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
      • miscellaneous
        • Periodical for Collecting Conjurors - Todd Karr
        • Escape - periodical
        • Johnson Products Catalog No. 4
        • Bulletin for Friends of Magic History - Steve Tigner
      • Among the New Books and Tricks
        • set of 12 photographs of the Fu Manchu Show - Edmund Speer
        • The Hardini Wallet - Don-Har Ent.
        • Nick Trost's Un-Cards - Nick Trost
        • Mongolian Clock - Charles Pecor
        • Candid Candle - Kirk Stiles
        • lighting a cigarette effect - Bob Weill
        • Close-Up Folios, Nos. 4 (Slydini), 5 (Ken Krenzel) & 6 (Cardini) [Pallbearer's Review]
        • Flash Silk Vanisher - Ken de Courcy
        • Impromptu Ring on Pencil Plus - Ken de Courcy
        • Miracle Bill Fold - Sam Dalal
        • Flipped Out - Emerson & West
        • Color Pak - Larry West
        • Magic as a Performing Art - Robert Gill
        • New Reference File - Sid Lorraine
    31. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    32. The New Tops - Advertising Terms
    33. On the Road ... with the Amazing Conklins - Jerry Conklin
    34. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
      • S.A.M. Parent Assembly Photos
    35. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    36. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall
    37. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
      • Mental Mysteries - John Machniak
        • Variation on 7 Keys to Baldpate
        • Bending a Key Psychically
        • Syd Bergson Book Test Patter

    1. The New Tops - Volume 17, Number 7 - July 1977 - 52 pages
    2. Cover - 1977 Get-Together Performers - Bob & Ginny Lewis - Ger Cooper - Neil Foster - Zaney Blaney
    3. Magi-Go-Round
    4. Wacky Words - Ed Harris
    5. Contents
    6. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
      • advertising from the dealers
        • Dun-Rite Tool Co.
        • Taurus Magic Company
        • Tannen's Topics
        • Show-Biz Services
        • San Francisco's House of Magic
        • Sterling Creations
      • Glancing at the Magazines
        • Abracadabra
        • Magic Info
        • New Pentagram
        • Magick
        • Genii
        • Magic Thesaurus
        • Orben's Current Comedy
        • Magigram
        • The Blue Print
        • Mystics Quarterly
        • The Magic Cauldron, New Series No. 1
        • Invocation No. 11 - with Tony Raven's Catalogue of Bizarre Magick
      • Among the Club Publications
        • The Spellbinder
        • The All New Christian Conjurer
        • Top Hat
        • Circus Report
        • The Magic Lamp
        • P.C.A.M. News
        • Washington Wizards
        • The Silent Messenger
        • The Greater S.O.B., Jr.
        • Hav-A-Laff Bulletin
        • The Gimmick
        • The Magic Shop (Los Alamitos) Newsletter
        • Club 71, No. 13
        • Yogi-Gram
        • The Bulletin
        • Magicana
      • New Books and Tricks
        • The Magic Shop (Fayetteville, NY) - catalog
        • Rib-Off - The Magic Shop (Fayetteville, NY)
        • Psychological Mysteries - Edward R. Hutchinson
        • Third Dimension - Roy Johnson
        • Reflections - Peter Kane
        • Sympathetic Cards - Magic Ronnay
        • A Practical Guide to Ventriloquism - Val Andrews
        • Mistress of Pentertain - Ken de Courcy
        • Daffy Dots - John Yeager
        • Contra-Tear - Ken Bowell & Lewis Ganson
        • Five Card Polka - Phil Goldstein
        • Tarot de Acuario - Craige M. Snader III
    7. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
      • loading the cigarette for Bill in the Cigarette - Charles Guarnieri
    8. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
    9. Bannerlines - Walt Hudson
    10. Hans-Gerhard Stumpf - news
    11. For That Special Occasion - Dale Salwak
      • In Pantomime
      • Musical
    12. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
      • Red Letter Days - Paul Marcus
    13. Answers to "Wacky Words" by Ed Harris
    14. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 11, Part 4 - Robert E. Olson
      • Vivisection
      • Morrell Massey the Inventor
    15. Wrist Turn Change Plus - Edward Marlo
    16. Clownin' Aroun' - Daren Dundee
      • Center Ring
      • Prop Trunk
        • Msuical Shower Hose
      • Clown Alley
        • Willie The Clown (W. E. Reinfelder)
    17. Resort Hotel Features Magic to Attract Guests - with photo spread
    18. Routine for "Disecto" - Eugene E. Gloye
      • The Routine in Detail
    19. Abbott's Magic Talent Contest
    20. Little Johnny Jones
    21. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
      • Blue Hot Card - Del Copley
      • Double-Take Card Change
    22. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    23. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
    24. In Memoriam - Zina Bennett - from Suzy Wandas Bennett
    25. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
      • Dog-Eared Ad - Richard Oden
    26. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
      • More Ideas About Setting Up Your Mailing List
    27. [two] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
    28. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
      • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Norm Barnhart
    29. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall
    30. Magical Musings - Esther Olson
      • Mother
    31. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
      • the life of Moses
    32. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
    33. Tom-Foolery - Tom Mullica
    34. The New Tops - Advertising Terms
    35. On the Road ... with the Amazing Conklins - Jerry Conklin

    1. The New Tops - Volume 17, Number 8 & 9 - August & September 1977 - 68 pages
    2. Cover - 1977 Get-Together Performers - Mike O'Dowd & Sondra - Jose de la Torre - Jeff Wawrzaszek - Ching Fu
    3. Contents
    4. Ten Tricks, Tips & Ideas - Tom Hubbard
      1. 1 - An Incompetent King
      2. 2 - Three Choices
      3. 3 - The Unshuffle
      4. 4 - Arrival
      5. 5 - Crimps Control
      6. 6 - Dribble Control
      7. 7 - You Shall Know
      8. 8 - Up and Down
      9. 9 - Mental Force Variation
      10. 10 - The Tight Rope
    5. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
      • Dixie Cups with magic tricks printed on them
    6. Tom-Foolery - Tom Mullica
    7. The New Tops - Advertising Terms
    8. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
    9. cartoon - Steinaker
    10. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 11, Part 5 - Robert E. Olson
      • Preparations
      • Thurston Stage & Trap Plot
      • Disintegration of a Person
      • The Lady's Hat
    11. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
    12. In Memoriam - Percy Abbott
    13. For That Special Occasion - Dale Salwak
      • Soap & More Soap
    14. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
    15. Five-Card Calculator - Phil Goldstein
    16. Clownin' Aroun' - Daren Dundee
      • Center Ring
      • Prop Trunk
        • Drive Away Table
      • Clown Alley
        • Rosco The Clown (Ross Champion)
    17. A Close-Up Magic Trick - Carlos Colombi (Buenos Aires)
      • Marginal Notes on the Routine
    18. colored centerfold of the Abbott Co.
    19. Final Curtain
      • Mrs. Ray-Mond M. Corbin
    20. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
      • Mental Mysteries - John Machniak
        • Variation on 7 Keys to Baldpate
        • Bending a Key Psychically
        • Syd Bergson Book Test Patter
    21. On the Road ... with the Amazing Conklins - Jerry Conklin
    22. Wacky Words - Ed Harris
    23. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
      • From the Dealers
        • Hank Lee's Magic Factory - catalog
        • Aldini - catalog
        • Glenn Comar Magic - catalog
        • Repro 71 - catalog
        • Abbott's Catalog No. 21
        • Jack Flosso presents The Story of Magic Catalog
        • Thurston "All Out of a Hat" poster - Le Jacobs
        • Kramien "Magicazam" original sheet - Lee Jacobs
        • Kramien "Magic-Capades" window card - Lee Jacobs
      • New Tricks and Books
        • Boretti Super Needled Balloon - Accent Products
        • Flying Ring Box - Sam Dalal
        • Magic With An E.S.P. Deck - Sam Dalal
        • Entertaining on T.V. - Leo Behnke
        • The Red Book of Mentalism - Phil Goldstein
        • Lilliput Slate - Supreme
        • Drumhead Candle to Silks - Supreme
        • Pre-Clip-Tion - Supreme
        • Improved Stop Trick - Val Evans
        • Camouflage - Ronnay
        • Find The Lady Cards - Abbott's
    24. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
      • Oil and Water Surprise
    25. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
      • Peppermint Stick
    26. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
      • recipe - Beer Bread - the Dick Jarrows
    27. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    28. Answers to "Wacky Words" by Ed Harris
    29. Magical Musings - Esther Olson
      • Twenty-Five Years
    30. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall
    31. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
      • My Leisure Activities, or better yet, How I Waste Time - Joe Ricciardi
    32. Micky Hades' Fifth Fun and Film Festival - Larry Thornton
    33. [four] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
    34. The One You Choose Is The One We Use - Edward Marlo
      • Introducing the Marlo Lap Index and a Case Loading Method
        • The Prepared Case
        • The Lap Index
      • Notes on the Use of the Lap Index
    35. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
      • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Patrick Page [Oregon]
      • Mathematical Diversion One
      • Mathematical Diversion Two
      • Mathematical Diversion Three

    1. The New Tops - Volume 17, Number 10 - October 1977 - 56 pages
    2. Cover - Howard Olson
    3. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    4. Contents
    5. Cover Portrait - Howard M. Olson - by His Wooden Partner, Cowboy Eddie
    6. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
      • The Long and Short of It
    7. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
      • Among the New Tricks and Books
        • Kopy-Kat - Nick Trost
        • Gourmet Mouse - Larry West
        • Multum in Parvo - O'Dowd Mfg. Co.
        • Chances R - O'Dowd Mfg. Co.
        • Poco Presto - O'Dowd Mfg. Co.
        • Giant Size Clever Ace - Supreme
        • Challenge Wallet - Supreme
        • Hot Spot - Ron Bauer
        • Little Black Book - David Ginn
        • They Said It Couldn't Be Done - Bob Cassidy
        • Almost Opposite - Joe Riding
        • The Trick You Can See Through - Joe Riding
        • Jumbo Stretch - Joe Riding
        • Changing Shapes - Joe Riding
        • Bottoms Up - Joe Riding
        • Magicassette No. 1002 David Berglas - Martin Breese
      • Among the Books
        • Jack Hughes Catalog
        • Matchbox Delights - David Ginn
        • Bryant on Cards - Steve Bryant
        • Magic with Coins and Bills - Bill Severn
        • The Secret Tricks of Bending Metal Objects with Just Your Mind - Busby Enterprises
        • Christmas Clip Art - Ed Harris
        • Chalk Talker's Comic Trick Cartoons - Ed Harris
        • Crockett Calling - Jeremy Crockett
        • Supplement to The New Reference File - Sid Lorraine
    8. The New Tops - Advertising Terms
    9. Final Curtain
      • Sally Banks - by the Editor
    10. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
      • A Gilbreath Miracle
      • Card and Date Revelation
    11. Answers to "Wacky Words" by Ed Harris
    12. For That Special Occasion - Dale Salwak
      • Hip Hop Skeletons
    13. Historic Marker Unveiled During Abbott's 40th Annual Magic Get-Together
    14. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
      • Vent-O-Rama
      • 1977 Ventriloquist Convention
      • Girls Are Trouble - Richard Oden
    15. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
      • rubber ball as intro to Zombie - Larry Kalnick
    16. Tom-Foolery - Tom Mullica
    17. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
    18. Final Curtain
      • Michael Reno
    19. photos - A Treasure Of Close-Up Magic 40th Magic Get-Together "The Magic Capital of the World"
    20. 1977 - The Year of the Rabbits at Abbotts - Frances Marshall
      1. photos - Wednesday
      2. photos - Thursday
      3. photos - Friday
      4. photos - Friday Matinee
      5. photos - Saturday
    21. Impressions from a Get-Together Returnee - Bill Spencer
    22. Still Another View of the 40ht Annual - Ford MArch
    23. Abbott's Magic Talent Contest
      • Magic Talent Contest Winners
    24. Wacky Words - Ed Harris
    25. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
    26. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
      • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Charles Wonch
    27. Thank You - from Neil Foster
    28. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
    29. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
    30. Final Curtain
      • Lester Lake
    31. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 11, Part 6 - Robert E. Olson
      • Edw. Morrell Massey and The Rod Through The Girl
      • Rod Through The Body
    32. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
      • important new books
        • Pseudo-Mentally Yours - Robert E. Cassidy
        • The Blue Book of Mentalism - Phil Goldstein
        • The Red Book of Mentalism - Phil Goldstein
        • Master Slate Secrets, series of four books - Al Mann
        • The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mentalism, Volume Three - Mickey Hades International
        • Sensational Mentalism, Part Four Three - Mickey Hades International
    33. Magical Musings - Esther Olson
      • Abbott's Get-Together
    34. Clownin' Aroun' - Daren Dundee
      • Center Ring
      • Peanut Shells
      • Prop Trunk
        • Keeping an Eye on Your Assistant!
      • Clown Alley
        • Jake The Magical Clown (Jeff Jacobs)
    35. In Memoriam - Harry Houdini

    1. The New Tops - Volume 17, Number 11 - November 1977 - 52 pages
    2. Cover - Bradley Fields
    3. F.C.M. at Winona Lake
    4. Final Curtain
      • Jack Calhoun - by Little Johnny Jones
    5. Contents
    6. Cover Portrait - Bradley Fields - Illusionist - "Bradley Fields' Magic Theatre"
    7. In Memory of - Cardini
    8. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
      • miscellaneous
        • Young Magicians Club Magic Monthly for Parent's Magazine
      • New Books, Tricks and Things
        • The Edison of Magic and His Incredible Creations - Burling Hull
        • Mental Television Thought Control - Burling Hull
        • Any Second Now - Part Two of the Professional Card Technique of Martin Nash - Stephen Minch
        • Creations of a Magical Madman - Stephen Minch
        • The New Phoenix, Volume 1 - Magic, Inc.
        • The New Phoenix, Volume 2 - Magic, Inc.
        • Magicopter Birthday Card - Magic, Inc.
        • The Super Show - Frances Marshall, compiler
        • Karl Fulves' Close-Up Folios 7, 8 9 & 10 - re: Dai Vernon
        • Weller Production Eggs - available again
        • Weller Thin Rubber Eggs - available again
        • Val Andrews - Martin Breese Cassette
        • Sun & Moon Trick - Supreme
        • Patter Punches - Sol Stone
        • Blanko Monte - David Allen
        • Blackstone "Oriental Nights" poster - Lee Jacobs
        • Dope Sheet - Tommy Windsor
        • Happy Birthday U.S.A. - Shiego Futagawa
        • Baccarat Fair and Foul - Professor Hoffmann - Jess Busby reprint
        • How to Control Fair Dice - Jess Busby reprint
        • Larry Jennings on Coin and Card Handling - Don Albrecht
        • Hexaflexigon - Frank Herman
        • Eight Card Brain-Wave - Nick Trost
    9. Wacky Words - Ed Harris
    10. Au Revoir Charles - Charles A. Rosskam - by Irv Weiner
    11. Weddings
      • Roger Jay Bus and Lida Margaret Sell
      • Dr. Hans Johan van Baaren to Sunny Lupton
      • Michael Gordon Miller to Marilyn Nye
    12. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
      • Triple Climax Mental Effect
    13. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
      • Peeping Tom - Jerry Fulton
    14. photo - Mrs. Maria Marshall sells all right sand equipment of H. Marshall Co. to Richard Hughes and Charles Bronstrup
    15. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
    16. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
      • Crackerjacks bit - Monroe Johnston
    17. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
      • Keep Smiling - John J. Bogorae
    18. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
      • Diamonds in Your Own Back Yard
    19. Final Curtain
      • George Snyder, Jr.
    20. For That Special Occasion - Dale Salwak
      • Santa's Lap
      • Santa Returns
    21. One Way, Two Selections - Edward Marlo
    22. Births
      • Miss Candice Vee Bordner to Greg and Debbie Bordner
      • Miss Karen Lynn Fabek to Vince and Marilyn Fabek
      • Shawnee Thunder Pony Big Mountain to Buddy and Cindy Big Mountain
    23. "Illusia!" Starring the Gustafsons
    24. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
    25. In Memoriam - The Great Blackstone
      • The Story of Sniffy - Kenneth Nichols
    26. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
    27. [two] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
    28. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 11, Part 7 - Robert E. Olson
      • Baggage
      • The Duck Tub and Tabouret
    29. The New Tops - Advertising Terms
    30. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    31. Final Curtain
      • John D. Standridge
    32. Clownin' Aroun' - Daren Dundee
      • Center Ring
      • Prop Trunk
        • Big Toast
      • Clown Alley
        • Charlie The Clown (Charles Phelan)
    33. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
      • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Craig Neier
    34. Final Curtain
      • Carl W. Davis
    35. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
      • farewell
    36. Magic for the Gospel Magician - Ralph C. Mills
      • sponge ball effect
    37. On the Road ... with the Amazing Conklins - Jerry Conklin
    38. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall
    39. Answers to "Wacky Words" by Ed Harris
    40. Charlie Myrick Risks Life in Daring Underwater Escape From the Mississippi River
    41. Wizard's 104th Conclave - Ed Verba

    1. The New Tops - Volume 17, Number 12 - December 1977 - 52 pages
    2. Cover - Gene Pronk
    3. Contents
    4. Cover Portrait - Gene Pronk - Pronk the Magician - The Great Pronk - Dr. London - Marlowe the Magician
    5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
      • In the Magazines
        • Genii, June thru September
        • Magick
        • Magigram
        • Legerdemain, March thru June
        • Magic Sounds #19 & 20
        • The Blue Print
        • Invocation #12 & 13
        • Magicians' Classified
        • Magic Info
        • Mistica La-Magia y sus Secretos
        • Periodical for Collecting Conjurers
        • The Magician Again
        • Mystics Quarterly, Summer 1977
        • Orben's Current Comedy
        • Mantra
      • Among the New Books and Tricks
        • Virgil poster - The India Tour - Lee Jacobs
        • Money Making Ideas for Your Successful Show - Tommy Windsor
        • How to Make Money at Trade Shows and Fairs with a One Man Show - Tommy Windsor
        • Streamlined Dream Levitation - plans - Burling Hull
        • Houdini's Water Torture Cell - plans - Burling Hull
        • Becoming Known - Tom Zoss
        • Ghost of the Past - R. C. Buff
        • Innovative Magic #3 - Wilbur Kattner
        • Overlooked and Underhanded - Wilbur Kattner
        • Maxi-Twist - Roger Smith
        • The Ultimate Card Book No. 1 - Roger Smith
        • The Prolix Spirit Writes Again - Wilbur Kattner
        • Small Magic Talk from Texas - Wilbur Kattner
        • Just Think - Bob Mason
        • Bam - Bob Mason
        • Bedazzled - Tony Chaudhuri
        • Fastened and Fastened Outdone - Mariano Palhinha
        • Francis White - Magicassette - Martin Breese
    6. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
      • Hannan's Aces and Kings (My Handling)
    7. Final Curtain
      • Sam Berman - by Frances Marshall
    8. The New Tops - Advertising Terms
    9. Almost Slightless Oil and Water - Edward Marlo
      • Almost Slightless Oil and Water - David Solomon
    10. For That Special Occasion - Dale Salwak
      • Magic of Santa
    11. Tom-Foolery - Tom Mullica
    12. Lucier's "Psyc-A-Port" - Jim Lucier
    13. cartoon - Ed Harris
    14. Clownin' Aroun' - Daren Dundee
      • Center Ring
      • Prop Trunk
        • Birthday Greetings from Slovalanka
      • Clown Alley
        • Snorky, The Magic Clown (Henry Valleau)
    15. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
    16. Magical Musings - Esther Olson
      • Write Out a Check
    17. Gimmicks, Gadgets & Optical Illusions - Robert E. Olson
      • Japanese Trick Box
    18. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
    19. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
      • breakaway Melmac cup - Dennis Frayne
      • rabbit from trash can - Ted Colteaux
    20. Magic for the Gospel Magician - Ralph C. Mills
      • Silk Serenade routine
    21. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
      • Full Circle - Stephen Minch
    22. cartoon - Ed Harris
    23. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
      • Picture Ideas
      • Good News to Promotion Minded Magi
    24. cartoon - Ed Harris
    25. Phil Goldstein's "203rd Surprise"
      • Egress
    26. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 11, Part 8 - Robert E. Olson
      • The Easy and Hard to Fool
      • The Mutilated Parasol
    27. "The World of Wizards" - Neil Foster
    28. Final Curtain
      • Harold Sterling - Frances Marshall
    29. In Memoriam - Jack Gwynne
    30. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
      • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Year - Norm Barnhart
    31. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall
    32. cartoon - Ed Harris
    33. Annual Bob Hurt I.B.M. Ring 219 Picnic - Ricardo Torino
    34. cartoon - Ed Harris
    35. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
      • Skindiving - Craig Schneider
    36. Wacky Words - Ed Harris
    37. cartoon - Ed Harris
    38. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    39. Answers to "Wacky Words" by Ed Harris
    40. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
    41. cartoon - Ed Harris
    42. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
      • Johnstone's Magic Contest
    43. Television Magic
    44. [two] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris

    word count: 361362 which is equivalent to 1445 standard pages of text

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