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New Tops Volume 21 (1981) by Gordon Miller
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Recil & Greg Bordner, Publisher
Gordon Miller, Editor

661 pages

  1. The New Tops - Volume 21, Number 1 - January 1981 - 52 pages
  2. Cover - The Magic of Le Grand David ...
  3. Contents
  4. Flashback!
    • The Story of William Tell - Eddie Joseph
  5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine - no column as Sid recuperates
  6. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  7. Wacky Words with Answers - Ed Harris
  8. Phil Chandler & Co. - Robert E. Olson
  9. Sampler
    • Clevah - reprinted from "Tops Treasury of Cigarette Magic"
  10. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  11. Magic-Up-Date - Richard Greeno
  12. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • High Tied - Richard Oden
  13. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  14. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  15. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Stripper Deck - Double Location
  16. On the Road ... with the Amazing Conklins
  17. Lost in the Forest - John Sherwood
    • The Secret Grove: Temporal Teleportation
    • Trying Times Magic
  18. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  19. Pets 'N Prestidigitation - Hal Diamond
  20. Le Grand David and his Own Spectacular Magic Company - Gordon Miller
  21. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • Card Con Coin - Henrique
  22. Men of Magic - Robert E. Olson
    • Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin
  23. You're Psychic - Edward Marlo
  24. Magic for the Gospel Magician - Ralph C. Mills
    • Square Circle effect - H. Ralph Prager
  25. Magictime U.S.A. - Robert E. Olson
  26. Klever Kardyro Papers - continued
    • The Dollar Bill Routine
    • Dovetail Speller Supreme
    • T.K.,'s Coin Box Routine Supreme
    • A Magician's Test
    • Selected Card and Its Mates
    • T.K.'s One More Time
    • Flip Snap
      • Table Flip Snap
      • Single Card Flip Snap
    • Jump Up Flourish Count
    • Color Change Supreme
      • Second Method Color Change
  27. Tom-Foolery - Tom Mullica
  28. The First Fifty Years - A Brief Record of My Life in Magic - Frances Marshall
    • 1931-1936
  29. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  30. Final Curtain
    • Clyde Cairy - by Jim Alfredson
    • Lawrence Arcuri - by Jerry Oppenheimer
  31. Letter From The Editor - Gordon Miller

  1. The New Tops - Volume 21, Number 2 - February 1981 - 52 pages
  2. Cover - Geoffrey Hansen
  3. Contents
  4. Tucanplay - Edward Marlo
  5. You're Psychic - Edward Marlo - correction
  6. Sampler
    • Abbott's Talking Skull - U. F. Grant - reprinted from "Sid Lorraine's Patter"
  7. Magic for the Gospel Magician - Ralph C. Mills
    • message of Christ's last suffering at the Crucifixion - Stephen Matchette
  8. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  9. Lost in the Forest - John Sherwood
    • Mystic Reflections
    • Windley's Wisdom
  10. Flashback!
    • Sun and Moon Effect - Harry Cecil
  11. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • You Win One, You Lose One - John J. Bogorae
  12. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  13. The First Fifty Years - A Brief Record of My Life in Magic - Frances Marshall - continued
    • 1937-1941
  14. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  15. The Vernon E. Lux Silk Collection
  16. Wacky Words with Answers - Ed Harris
  17. Men of Magic - Robert E. Olson
    • favorite books
  18. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Stewart Judah's Honeycutter Routine
  19. Magic-Up-Date - Richard Greeno
  20. Pets 'N Prestidigitation - Hal Diamond
  21. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  22. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine - no column as Sid recuperates
  23. Hyde & Seek - Phil Goldstein
  24. Klever Kardyro Papers - continued
    • Two Bits and a Half
    • I've Got a Secret
    • Let's Stop Pretending
    • Penny & Dime Pentro Supreme
    • Screwy Cards
    • My Magic Cards
      • First Method
      • Second Method
    • A Mental Effect for the Card Man
    • The Probable Winner
  25. So You Want to be an Escape Artist! - John Novak
  26. 1980 - poem - Esther Olson
  27. Gimmicks, Gadgets & Optical Illusions - Robert E. Olson
    • Color Coins
  28. Cover Personality - Geoffrey Hansen

  1. The New Tops - Volume 21, Number 3 - March 1981 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - Doug Henning
  3. Contents
  4. Klever Kardyro Papers - continued
    • T.K.'s Cups & Coins Routine
    • T.K.'s Coin Clip Move
    • Phone-Nomenal
    • The Invisible Trip
    • T.K.'s Pentro Hank Move
    • T.K.'s Pentro Vanish Supreme
    • T.K.'s Pentro Exchange Supreme
    • T.K.'s Pentro Move Supreme
    • Pentro Coins
      • Variation
    • T.K.'s Pentro Coin Deception
  5. Wacky Words with Answers - Ed Harris
  6. Men of Magic - Robert E. Olson
    • Hero of Alexandria
  7. Cover Personality - Doug Henning - Geoffrey Hansen
  8. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  9. Magic-Up-Date - Richard Greeno
  10. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  11. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine - no column as Sid recuperates
  12. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Now You See It!
  13. The First Fifty Years - A Brief Record of My Life in Magic - Frances Marshall - continued
    • 1941-1945
  14. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  15. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • Getting Into the Limelight or ... Take ME! Take Me!
  16. Sampler
    • The Red Herring - reprinted from "The Last Word on Cups and Balls"
  17. Lost in the Forest - John Sherwood
    • Mystic Reflections
    • Trying Times Magic
  18. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  19. Magic for the Gospel Magician - Ralph C. Mills
    • silk effect - Ernie Johnson
  20. Pets 'N Prestidigitation - Hal Diamond
  21. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • The Yanks Are Coming - Richard Oden
  22. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • A Hot Combination - Paul Marcus
  23. Flashback!
    • The End
  24. Traveling Aces - Edward Marlo
  25. Octology - Phil Goldstein
  26. School Assembly Shows - David James White II & Mitzi
  27. Final Curtain
    • Goodliffe
    • Lewis Ganson - by Frances Marshall
    • Frances Stenner
  28. A Report on Magic in Cuba Today - Mel Stover
  29. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  30. How Can It Be Put Into Words - Profesor Enrico Besco
  31. Special - re: Shari Lewis
  32. So You Want to be an Escape Artist! - John Novak
  33. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris

  1. The New Tops - Volume 21, Number 4 - April 1981 - 52 pages
  2. Cover - Mark & Marlynn Evans
  3. Contents
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • miscellaneous
      • Wizard's Scroll - Dallas Magic Circle
    • Tricks, Books 'N Things
      • New One Cup Routine - Shigeo Takagi
      • Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks, Vol. 3 - Stewart James, compiler
      • Audience Tested Originalities - Graham Reed
      • Hill-Ucinations - George Hills
      • Polished Presentations - Johnny Cooper
      • O.I.C.U.F.E.S.P. Volume 5 - Howard Adams
      • O.I.C.U.F.E.S.P. Volume 6 - Howard Adams
      • Promotion in Motion - Hal Diamond
      • Effective Card Magic - lecture notes - Nick Trost
      • The Best Dam Tricks - Magic Ian
      • Conjuring Psychology - Richard J. Weibel
      • The Bob Mason Picture Test
      • WOW - Bob Mason
      • Ultima Deck - Ronald J. Dayton
      • Tissue-Riffic - Ronald J. Dayton
      • Jumbo Card Paradox - Bill Elliott
      • Gem Stick - D. Robbins & Co.
      • Al Leech's Legacy - Magic, Inc.
      • Trevor Lewis - Children's Magic - Magicassette
  5. Klever Kardyro Papers - continued
    • you Buy the Drinks
    • T.K.'s Chinatown Coin Routine
    • Chinese Coin on Rod
    • Take a Peek
      • Another Method
    • Behind My Back
    • T.K.'s Coins Thru Table
      • Second Method
  6. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  7. Lost in the Forest - John Sherwood
    • Trying Times Magic
  8. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  9. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Deucey-Deucey Routine
  10. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  11. Sampler
    • Yumpin' Yo-Yo - reprinted from "Comedy Tricks & Gags" by Davey Davis
  12. Magic-Up-Date - Richard Greeno
  13. The Wring Hand - Again - Edward Marlo
  14. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • "Helping Hands"
  15. Men of Magic - Robert E. Olson
  16. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Time Out - R.B. Oden
  17. Tom-Foolery - Tom Mullica
  18. Flashback!
    • Three-Purse Monte - Lu Brent
  19. Magic for the Gospel Magician - Ralph C. Mills
    • Temptations
  20. Special - re: Mystic Merlin
  21. The First Fifty Years - A Brief Record of My Life in Magic - Frances Marshall - continued
    • 1946-1950
  22. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  23. A Free Ride on the Subway - Tom Gagnon
  24. Pets 'N Prestidigitation - Hal Diamond
  25. Cover Personality - Mrk Evans & Marlynn - The Mad World of Magic
  26. Wacky Words with Answers - Ed Harris
  27. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • Jumbo ESP Card Projection - Dr. Edward T. Schatz
  28. "Monk" Watson 1894-1981 - has passed

  1. The New Tops - Volume 21, Number 5 - May 1981 - 60 pages
  2. Cover - Tony Griffith
  3. Contents
  4. Klever Kardyro Papers - continued
    • T.K.'s German [Coin] Box Routine
    • Follow the Leader Supreme
    • T.K.'s Mini Cups & Balls Routine
      • Step One
      • Step Two
      • Step Three
      • Step Four
    • Gags and Such
    • A Thought or Two
    • How to Practice
    • Are We Sheep?
    • Three Heads and One Tail
    • Money to Burn
  5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • miscellaneous
      • The Magic Circle Show - Jay & Frances Marshall
      • lists - Mike O'Dowd, Steve Spain & Robert Nelson
      • Buff's Leaflets - R. C. Buff
    • Among the New Tricks and Books
      • The Gen - periodical
      • Ken Brooke's Magic - Supreme
      • Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets - Karl Fulves, publisher
      • Psycotechnics - Advanced Psychic Methods - Myriam Ruthchild
      • The Great Houdini Broadcasts - Val Andrews
      • Select Mental Effects - Joseph (Micro) White
      • Secrets of an Entertainer's Success - No. 1 - Negotiating the Fee - Bernard Gelman
      • Elliott's Last Legacy - James William Elliott - retitled: Card Tricks and Conjuring - Harry Houdini, editor
      • Miracle Mongers and Their Methods - Harry Houdini - reprint
      • Card Tricks and Conjuring - Harry Houdini, editor
      • The Two Goblets - No.4 of the Masters of Magic Series
      • Magic on Stage - Wally Reid
      • The Birthday Magician's Handbook - David Fiscus
      • Patented Illusions Vol. 1 - Wayne Alan, compiler
      • Colorful Magic - David Ginn - reprinted
      • Comedy Linking Rings - David Ginn - reprinted
      • Little Black Book - David Ginn - revised edition
      • Patriotic Ropes - Sam Dalal
      • Rainbow Riot - Sam Dalal
  6. Men of Magic - Robert E. Olson
  7. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • cleaning "Volcano" - Mark G. Peters
  8. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  9. The Illogical Lie Detector - Edward Marlo
  10. Abbott's Magic Talent Contest - Neil Foster
  11. Wacky Words with Answers - Ed Harris
  12. Cover Personality - Tony Griffith
  13. Letter From The Editor - Gordon Miller - re: Second Annual Abbott Close-Up Convention
  14. photos - Second Annual Abbott Close-Up Convention
  15. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall
  16. Obituary - Leslie Guest - by Warren J. Kaps
  17. The First Fifty Years - A Brief Record of My Life in Magic - Frances Marshall - continued
    • 1951-1955
  18. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  19. Lost in the Forest - John Sherwood
    • Mystic Reflections
    • Trying Times Magic
  20. Flashback!
    • Clean-Cut Cigarette Vanish - Roxy
  21. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  22. Magic-Up-Date - Richard Greeno
  23. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  24. Sampler
    • Thought Discernment - reprinted from "Psychic Magic, 6 Volumes"
  25. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Oh Blow Away - David Sigafus
  26. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • Instant Duplication - Dr. Edward T. Schatz
  27. Magic for the Gospel Magician - Ralph C. Mills
    • Abbott's Humpty-Dumpty effect - Captain Don Ranall of the Salvation Army
  28. Pets 'N Prestidigitation - Hal Diamond
  29. Obituary - Monk Watson - Smile sand Styles - by Dan Waldron
  30. Final Curtain
    • David Hoy
  31. School Assembly Shows - David James White II & Mitzi
  32. So You Want to be an Escape Artist! - John Novak
  33. ????? - Questions and Answers

  1. The New Tops - Volume 21, Number 6 - June 1981 - 52 pages
  2. Cover - Joe Riding "Visualist"
  3. [two] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  4. Contents
  5. Direct Cannibal Surprise - Edward Marlo
  6. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  7. Men of Magic - Robert E. Olson
  8. Lost in the Forest - John Sherwood
    • Mail Call
  9. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • miscellaneous
      • lists, etc. - Magic Methods, Lee Jacobs, Jose de la Torre, Tricky Business, Karl Fulves, Supreme Magic, The Comedy Center. Pure Magic, Fred Wasserman, Meyerbooks, Paul Diamond, Hank Lee, Mike O'Dowd, Micky Hades & BTannen's
      • Arcane, Issues 1 thru 4 - new periodical from Jeff Busby
    • Among the Books and Tricks I've Seen
      • Secrets of an Entertainer's Success - No. 2 - Advertising - Bernard Gelman
      • Theorems and Corollaries on Good Magic and Card Tricks - Carl Dreher
      • Tom Craven's Pallbearers Review Lecture
      • 40 Fun Chalk Talk Gags - Ed Harris
      • Jim Ryan #1 Sensational Stunners - Phil Wilmarth
      • Jim Ryan #2 Entertaining Card Quickies - Phil Wilmarth
      • Jim Ryan #3 Classic Card Routines - Phil Wilmarth
      • Jim Ryan #4 The Famous Cups and Balls Routine - Phil Wilmarth
      • Best of Belcher - Len Belcher
      • Best Sellers - Tom Sellers - Supreme
      • Tetrad One - Peter Kane
      • Miniature Mysteries with Cards - Barbara Walker, compiler
      • Let the Audience Do the Show - George B. Anderson
      • My Favorite Easy Mental Card Magic - George B. Anderson
      • The Magic Pendulum - George B. Anderson
      • Chu's Oriental Rattle Box
      • Pocket Photo Miracle - Simplex Magic
      • 52 Plus 1 - Simplex Magic
      • Houdini's Miracle Escape - Simplex Magic
      • Anckner's Ace - Buddy Anckner
  10. cartoon - Ed Harris
  11. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • What Do You Know - John J Bogorae
  12. Wacky Words with Answers - Ed Harris
  13. Flashback!
    • Cig-Pipe - Le Brant
  14. Magic for the Gospel Magician - Ralph C. Mills
    • feather flower effect
  15. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • "Dr. Scholl's Adhesive Foam" to prevent 'talking' - Oran B. Dent
  16. Sampler
    • The 'Senator's' Lecture - reprinted from "Now You Can Get The Best of Senator Crandall"
  17. Pets 'N Prestidigitation - Hal Diamond
  18. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  19. The First Fifty Years - A Brief Record of My Life in Magic - Frances Marshall - continued
    • 1956-1960
  20. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  21. It's Never Too Late - Frances Marshall
  22. Abbott's Magic Talent Contest - Neil Foster
  23. So You Want to be an Escape Artist! - John Novak
  24. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • "Wild Deuce" Transposition
  25. School Assembly Shows - David James White II & Mitzi
  26. Magic-Up-Date - Richard Greeno
  27. Gimmicks, Gadgets & Optical Illusions - Robert E. Olson
    • Lion of Judah Illusion
    • Cut and Restored Beads
  28. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone] - returns next month
  29. Cover Personality - Joe Riding

  1. The New Tops - Volume 21, Number 7 - July 1981 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - Landis & Co.
  3. [two] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  4. Contents
  5. Men of Magic - Robert E. Olson
  6. Flashback!
    • Around the Clock - Wayne Van Zandt
      • The Routine for Two
  7. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • miscellaneous
      • Calliope - periodical
      • Newsletter No. 8 - American Museum of Magic
      • Ledgerdemain - periodical
      • Colorful Magic - periodical
      • Anthony Vander Linden - list
      • Blue Print - periodical
    • Looking at Books and Tricks
      • Marino Palhinha's Famous Fastened Card Trick
      • book list - Supreme
      • Stand Up Sponges - Ken de Courcy
      • Rovi Reveals - Ganson Teach-In Series
      • Current Comedy - periodical
      • Secrets of an Entertainer's Success - No. 3 - The Performer's Guide to Jewish Audiences - Bernard Gelman
      • Dynamite Mentalism - George B. Anderson
      • Overcoming Magic Hazards - George B. Anderson
      • My Favorite Sucker Card Tricks - George B. Anderson
      • Book-A-Log No. 17 - Micky Hades International
      • The Astrological Reader - Micky Hades International
      • The Tarot Reader - Will Dexter
      • Exclusive Card Secrets - Frank Garcia
      • Exclusive Card Miracles - Frank Garcia
      • The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian - Frank Garcia
      • The Wandering Hole - Tenyo
      • Multiplying Candles - Sam Dalal
      • Circular Perception - Simplex Magic
      • Ala Billy - Simplex Magic
      • Royal Elude - Simplex Magic
      • Safety-Pin - Richard Durham
      • Locking Linking Ropes - Richard Durham
      • X Marks the Choice - Richard Durham
      • Puncture Proof - Richard Durham
  8. Octuple - Edward Marlo
  9. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  10. Wacky Words with Answers - Ed Harris
  11. Pets 'N Prestidigitation - Hal Diamond
    • Help the Magician - wordscan
  12. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  13. Lost in the Forest - John Sherwood
  14. Swap Meet - Phil Goldstein
  15. Magic for the Gospel Magician - Ralph C. Mills
    • Tunnel of Darkness effect
  16. The First Fifty Years - A Brief Record of My Life in Magic - Frances Marshall - continued
    • 1961-1965
  17. Tom-Foolery - Tom Mullica
  18. Magic-Up-Date - Richard Greeno
  19. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  20. Abbott's Magic Talent Contest - Neil Foster
  21. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  22. Sampler
    • The Handkerchief and Egg - Sid Lorraine
  23. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Improved Fancy Triumph
  24. So You Want to be an Escape Artist! - John Novak
  25. School Assembly Shows - David James White II & Mitzi
  26. In Memoriam - Don Tanner - by Frances Marshall
  27. Prevue
    • Flip Up Production - Tom Gagnon
  28. Cover Personality - Landis & Co. - by Doug Henning
  29. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • "Scotch Bloc-Note Post It Note Pad"
  30. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris

  1. The New Tops - Volume 21, Number 8 - August 1981 - 52 pages
  2. Cover - Neil Foster
  3. Contents
  4. Tootsie!! - Ron Bauer
  5. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • "Balloon in a Box"
  6. Pets 'N Prestidigitation - Hal Diamond
  7. Olram's Princess - Edward Marlo
  8. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • One-Way Aviator Effect
  9. The First Fifty Years - A Brief Record of My Life in Magic - Frances Marshall - continued
    • 1966-1970
  10. Frances Marshall 50th Anniversary Celebration
  11. Wacky Words with Answers - Ed Harris
  12. Tom-Foolery - Tom Mullica
  13. Flashback!
    • Pretty, Pretty, Bang, Bang - Sid Lorraine
  14. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  15. Magic-Up-Date - Richard Greeno
  16. Magic for the Gospel Magician - Ralph C. Mills
    • rising wand effect
  17. Men of Magic - Robert E. Olson
  18. Lost in the Forest - John Sherwood
  19. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • miscellaneous
      • News-Sheet No. 2 - Martin Breese
      • George Dailey's Bulletin - periodical
      • Micky Hades - list of posters
      • Manuscript - new periodical
    • Here Are a Few Things of Interest
      • Purvis - The Newcastle Conjurer - Allen Berlinski
      • The Third Time's the Charm - Lecture Notes #3 - Tom Ogden
      • Polished Polish Prestidigitation - John Thompson
      • Magic - periodical
      • Shadows in Moonlight - poems - T. Page Wright - reprinted
      • Award Winning Comedy Magic, No. 1 - Comedy Opening Routine - David Roper
      • Award Winning Comedy Magic, No. 2 - Roper Comedy Card Mat - David Roper
      • Award Winning Comedy Magic, No. 3 - Less Than Perfect Magician - David Roper
      • Bernstein Center Tear Technique - Bruce Bernstein
      • Notes from Bruce Posgate's Kid Show Lecture
      • Ventriloque Pour Magiciens - Jean de Merry
      • Hocus Pocus - periodical
      • Further Confessions of a Psychic - Uriah Fuller
      • ESPecially Your - Stanton Carlisle
      • The Hindu Thread Trick - Ganson Tech-In Series
      • Jarrett - Jim Steinmeyer, compiler
      • You Have Been Fooled - D. Robbins & Co.
      • The Dancing Cane - Morrissey Magic
  20. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  21. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  22. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  23. Sampler
    • Knots of Flame - Clayton Rawson - reprinted from "Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks, Volume Two"
  24. Cover Personality - Neil Foster - Ronald Regan
  25. Announcing - Hank Moorehouse to join Abbott's
  26. Gimmicks, Gadgets & Optical Illusions - Robert E. Olson
    • Bamboo Cage Vanish
  27. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  28. New Lamps for Old

  1. The New Tops - Volume 21, Number 9 - September 1981 - 52 pages
  2. Cover - Special All Trick Issue
  3. [four] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  4. Contents
  5. Mahendra's Needle Routine - M. S. Mahendra
    • Requisites
    • Method of Needle Trick
    • Routine and Patter
    • Comedy Patter for Needle Trick
  6. Magnetic Harmony - Eddie Joseph
    • Introduction
    • As Witnessed by the Spectators
      • First Presentation
      • Second Presentation
      • Third Presentation
      • Fourth Presentation
      • Fifth Presentation
        • Phase One
        • Phase Two
        • Phase Three
        • Phase Four
        • Phase Five
    • The System
    • Applying The System
      • First Presentation
      • Second Presentation
      • Third Presentation
      • Fourth Presentation
      • Fifth Presentation
        • Phase One
        • Phase Two
        • Phase Three
        • Phase Four
        • Phase Five
    • Climax
  7. The One You Choose Is The One We Use - Edward Marlo
  8. The Spectator Names a Card - Jeremy Holt
  9. A Red Hot Number - Edward Marlo
  10. The Hubbard Collection - Tom Hubbard
    1. Options Hoy
    2. A Return Visit
    3. Unlinks - Doubles & Triples
    4. Finding Four
    5. Message Reading
    6. A Prompt Find
    7. Quick Tips
    8. Easy Effort
    9. Lock and Key
  11. Sale - Abbott's First Annual Fall Clearance Sale
  12. The Artist's Dream
  13. Staging Ideas with Abbott's Jet Set - Ron Bauer & Sandra Kort
  14. [four] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  15. [four] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris

  1. The New Tops - Volume 21, Number 10 - October 1981 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - Recil Bordner
  3. Contents
  4. Abbott's 44th Annual Magic Get-Together 1981 - Frances Marshall
    1. photos - Wednesday
    2. photos - Thursday
    3. photos - Friday
    4. photos - Saturday
    5. photos - Friday Matinee
    6. photos - Lectures & Close-Up
    7. Talent Contest, Trophy & Award Winners
  5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • What's New?
      • Paul Osborne Illusion Systems - blue prints
      • Magicomedy - Mike Caveney
      • Coin Creations - Lamont Ream
      • Miracle Mongers and Their Methods - Harry Houdini - reprint
      • Threshold - Gary Ouellet - No. 5 in the Masters of Magic Series
      • Phantagraphs - Al Mann
      • The Thinking Machines - Al Mann
      • Cards That Mean Business - Ernie Heldman
      • Rope Without End - Ronald J. Dayton & R. C. Buff
      • Priceless Magic - George P. Sanderson
      • New, Revised, Reference File and Supplement - Sid Lorraine
      • Nuts 'N Bits - Merlyn T. Shute
      • Mentalism for Magicians - Larry Becker
      • Spectacle - Phil Goldstein
      • The Devon Drum - Sam Dalal
  6. Letter of Recognition to Sid Lorraine from the American Museum of Magic
  7. New Lamps for Old
  8. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  9. General Mills Offers Multi-Million Magic Promotion Through MagicCom Organization - re: Lucky Charms Magic Set
  10. photo - Philip Morris Show
  11. Cover - In Memoriam - Recil Bordner
  12. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  13. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  14. Wacky Words with Answers - Ed Harris
  15. Pets 'N Prestidigitation - Hal Diamond
  16. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  17. Lost in the Forest - John Sherwood
  18. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • Small is Better, or, Maximum Value from Minimums
  19. Magic for the Gospel Magician - Ralph C. Mills
    • Abbott's Giant Squaring the Circle routine - Mrs. Pat Oberlin
  20. Magic-Up-Date - Richard Greeno
  21. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Big Casino Packet Effect
  22. Men of Magic - Robert E. Olson
  23. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
  24. Frances Marshall 50th Anniversary Celebration
  25. Flashback!
    • Copper & Silver - Duke Stern
  26. School Assembly Shows - David James White II & Mitzi
  27. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • "Table Top Clips" for outdoor shows
  28. [two] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  29. Slow Fade - Phil Goldstein

  1. The New Tops - Volume 21, Number 11 - November 1981 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - Vince Carmen
  3. Contents
  4. Pig Pad - Ron Bauer - drawing
  5. Introducing
    • Pig Pad - Ron Bauer
  6. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • Among New Items
      • The Magic Dealer - periodical
      • Magician's Gallery - Todd Karr
      • Omninancy - T. A. Waters
      • Trionic - T. A. Waters
      • Cerberus - T. A. Waters
      • Merlin's Catalog of Magic - Charles Barry Townsend
      • O.I.C.U.F.E.S.P. Volume 7 - Howard Adams
      • O.I.C.U.F.E.S.P. Volume 8 - Howard Adams
      • Das Gro├če Hokuspokus Aus Dem Leben Beruhmter Winkler - Isela & Dietmar Winkler
      • McDuff on Close-Up - Algonquin McDuff
      • The Art of Escape, Volume 5 - The Bohemian Torture Escape - John Novak
      • The Art of Escape, Volume 6 - The Mail Bag Escape - John Novak
      • The Art of Escape, Volume 7 - The Thumb Tie - John Novak
      • The Art of Escape, Volume 8 - The Protege - John Novak
      • Cups-Cups-Cups - Merlyn T. Shute
      • Horror Magic - Jim Magus
      • Baker's Bonanza [re: Roy Baker] - Hugh Miller
      • The Eljay Book of Ventriloquism - Len (Eljay) James
      • All of Leech - Abbott's
      • Paul Diamond - 2 Magicassettes
      • Mirror Fantasy - Sam Dalal
      • Yonezo Mikame's Coin Tube - D. Robbins, Inc.
      • A Fine Mesh - Phil Goldstein
      • Quasimodo - Phil Goldstein
  7. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Reversed Coincidence with One Pack
  8. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  9. Pets 'N Prestidigitation - Hal Diamond
  10. Lost in the Forest - John Sherwood
    • Mystic Reflections
  11. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  12. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  13. Wacky Words with Answers - Ed Harris
  14. Magie Montreal '81 - with photos - Frances Marshall
  15. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  16. Tom-Foolery - Tom Mullica
  17. Magic for the Gospel Magician - Ralph C. Mills
    • Lord's Prayer by the colors of Nature - Rev. C.H. Woolstrom, DD
  18. Magic-Up-Date - Richard Greeno
  19. Cover Personality - Vince Carmen - by Robert & Esther Olson
    • poem
  20. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
  21. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • "Super OOM" from Art Thompson - Walter "Zaney" Blaney
  22. Octology/Octuple Revisited - James E. Sansotera
  23. So You Want to be an Escape Artist! - John Novak
  24. Viewpoint!
    • Once a Year - Tom Hubbard
  25. No Myth-Smyth - Edward Marlo
    • Second Method
  26. Jokers' Progress - Phil Goldstein
  27. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  28. Men of Magic - Robert E. Olson
  29. School Assembly Shows - David James White II & Mitzi
  30. New Lamps for Old
  31. [two] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  32. Special
    • Joe Scott's Handkerchief to Egg - Bob Parrish

  1. The New Tops - Volume 21, Number 12 - December 1981 - 64 pages
  2. Cover - Bob Brown & Brenda
  3. Contents
  4. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  5. Mental Lock - Edward Marlo
  6. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • Books 'N Tricks 'N Tapes and Things
      • Cyclescope - Myriam Ruthchild
      • Oriental Conjuring and Magic - Will Ayling
      • General Grant Lecture Notes
      • The Thurston-Dante Letter Set - Phil Temple & Company
      • Laughing Matters - periodical
      • Being a Mentalist - William T.J. Dempsey
      • Sensational Question and Answer Act - Bob Mason
      • Trevor Lewis E S O L C - Phil Wilmarth
      • Origins - Karl Fulves
      • Millennium Aces - Karl Fulves
      • Side Steal - Karl Fulves
      • The Children's Magic Kit - Karl Fulves
      • Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies - Harry Lorayne
      • Three Ring Routine - Jerry Salazar
      • Index for Rice's Encyclopedia of Silk Magic - Tony & Shortie Birch
      • Hokey Poker - Nick Trost
      • Kannibal Kards - Nick Trost
      • Fly Circus - Nick Trost
      • Twenty-First Century Fire Bowl - Morrissey Magic
      • Excelsior! Productions - new dealer
      • Pair-A-Gone-Ropes - "Hen" Fetsch - Excelsior! Productions
      • Stone Age Lighter - Excelsior! Productions
      • Buddha Coin - Lex Zaleta
      • Sandwich Platter - Hiroshi Kondo - Tenyo
      • John Mendoza, Vol. 1 & 2 - 2 Magicassettes
  7. In the Card Case - Ken Simmons
    • Method One
    • Method II
    • Method III
    • Comments
  8. Pets 'N Prestidigitation - Hal Diamond
  9. Wacky Words with Answers - Ed Harris
  10. Floater - Tom Gagnon
  11. Men of Magic - Robert E. Olson
  12. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • School Bells - Part Two
  13. Lots O'Lock - Ron Bauer - drawing
  14. Special
    • Lots O'Lock - Ron Bauer
  15. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  16. Magical Whirligig - Walt Hudson
  17. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  18. Lost in the Forest - John Sherwood
    • Trying Times Magic
    • Put Your Kids' Toys to Work
    • Clothespins and Safety Pins
    • Paperclips
  19. Magic for the Gospel Magician - Ralph C. Mills
    • Rice Bowls effect - Richard Gravel
  20. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Simple 4 Ace Cutting
  21. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • "Self-Adhesive 1001 Clips"
  22. Cover Personalities - Bob Brown & Brenda
  23. Introducing
    • Visually Startling - David Vogt
  24. Magic-Up-Date - Richard Greeno
  25. Diminishing Returns - Phil Goldstein
  26. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  27. So You Want to be an Escape Artist! - John Novak
  28. Letter From The Editor - Gordon Miller
  29. S.B.I [Special Bonus Insert] 1980
    • The Duplex Shuffle - Techniques for the Placement of Key Cards - Tom Hubbard
      • Introduction
      • The Idea
      • Part One - I Cut
      • Part Two - You Cut
      • Part Three - You Deal
      • Help from Within
      • In Conclusion

word count: 382316 which is equivalent to 1529 standard pages of text

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