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The Sphinx Volume 43 (Mar 1944 - Feb 1945)
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The Sphinx Volume 43 (Mar 1944 - Feb 1945) by John Mulholland
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NO. 1: MARCH 1944
The Cover.4
With a Bow to Anderson. From notes by Brander Matthews.5
One Of The Ups and Downs Of Magic. By W. A. Russell.6
Hathaway Card Change. By Hathaway.7
Spelling. By Elmer Appelgit.7
Musical Magic. By San Era.8
Break-A-Way Die Box Routine. By Tommy Windsor.8
Dr. Brochu's Flash Card Location. By Dr. R. Brochu.9
Cards and Envelopes. By Eugene Laurant.10
Eugene Laurant Dies.11
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.12
S.A.M. Parent Assembly Show.12
John Henry Anderson "Great Wizard of the North"17
Editor's Page.20
Squawks. By Frazee.21
25 Years Ago.21
Where They Are.21

NO. 2: APRIL 1944
Al Baker.32
Al Baker Magic. A selection of several superb effects from the more than fifty Al Baker has written for The Sphinx during the past thirty-five years: Forcing A Color. Spirit Photography. Liquid Through Solid. Card Rising Wand. The Flying Candle. Torn and Restored Colored Strip.33
Ramo Samee Card Trick. By Dai Vernon.35
The Wreath and Ring. By Ed Reno.36
My First Magic Trick. By Silent Mora.37
Switching Decks. By Harlan Tarbell.37
"Here's Another One Here, Doctor". By Al Baker.38
A New Letter And Excerpts From Early Letters. Letters by Al Baker.39
Al Baker. "A Great Guy". By Dorny.40
Al Baker, Comedian. By C. T. (Cliff) Green.40
A Matinee With Al Baker. Al Baker has been a favorite of children for two generations. This review, by John Braun, of his Chautauqua kid's show is reprinted from The Sphinx of 1927. The poster reproduced on this page is the one used for Al Baker's tour in 1915.45
Editor's Page.46
Squawks. By Frazee.47
25 Years Ago.47
Al Baker Comments on a Magic Gathering.48
Where They Are.48
Chang In Buenos Aires. By E. Leslie Briant.49

NO. 3: MAY 1944
Miracles For Sale: Anti-Gravico. Menge's Climax Egg Bag. De Luxe Writer. Dun-A-Trix. Five Famous Forces. JoBaka.60
The Thimble Routine. By Tom Osborne.61
Russell's Hongkong Urns. By Billy Russell.62
The Midget Slates Grow Up. By Jack Paul.63
Glass Egg and Bird Trick. By Robert W. Gifford.63
A Stage "Pocket Trick". By Stuart Cramer.64
The Tennis Racket Card. By H. Syril Dusenbery.65
Spirit Ball. By J. Edward Stewart.65
Al Baker Testimonial Show.66
A Spring Magicale.66
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.66
Magical Melodies. By Sgt. Arthur Leroy.71
Editor's Page.72
Squawks. By Frazee.73
25 Years Ago.73
You Should Know Julian Boehm.73
Conjurers or Copycats. By Verrall Wass.74
Magic In Print: The Only Six Ways to Restore a Rope. Fun at Dinner. Six Tricks for 1944. the Art of Illusion. Grant's Volume One.74
Rabbit Eggs.75
Where They Are.75
Frank Caesar Testimonial.75

NO. 4: JUNE 1944
Miracles For Sale: All Metal Round Circle. Prof. M. T.'s Magic Blade. Zen's Phantom Cigarettes. The Temple Screen Production. Maguire's Anti-gravity. Magic Milk Drops. Philip Glass.84
Penetration DeLuxe. By Keith Clark.85
Fishing Cards from a Borrowed Hat. By W. A. Russell.86
Cards from Cane. By Hathaway.86
A Lesson in Levitation. By Sgt. Milbourne Christopher.87
Bill Envelope. By John Hochland.88
Help Sell War Bonds. By Ade Duval.89
Throw-out Cards. By John Mulholland.90
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.92
Where They Are.92
Chicago S.A.M. Annual Show.97
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.97
New York I.B.M. Show.97
Presentation. By A. Bruyns.98
New York S.A.M. Show.98
Little Flags. By Galley Hill.99
Rabbit Eggs.99
Editor's Page.100
Squawks. By Frazee.101
25 Years Ago.101
Magic In Print: Nite Club Act. Twenty Stunners. Patent Pending. Little Miracles.101

NO. 5: JULY 1944
Miracles For Sale: Gung Ho. King's Snuff Box. Emperor's Eggs. Sensational Liquid Production. Salt-go. Rising and Jumping Cigarette. Magic Ruler. Magic Frame. Melange Glass Vanish. Sorry! So-Sorry!112
Ink and Water. By Ed Reno.113
To Prove Absence of Connection. By W. A. Russell.114
Spreading Card Trick. By Dr. R. Brochu.114
Tommy Windsor's Jumbo Fir Tree. By Tommy Windsor.115
The Egg Bag in Disguise. By Verrall Wass.116
Hints to Service Magicians. By Capt. Woodrow W. Carpenter.116
Passe Passe Dime, Nickel, and Penny. By Eugene Guglielmo.117
A Pass and A Trick. By Hans van Baaren, M. D.117
Why Don't They. By Muse, The Mystic.118
Another Sharp One. By Milbourne Christopher.118
Rabbit Eggs.118
Chung Ling Soo. By John Mulholland.119
Spotlights. By Clarence T. Hubbard.120
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.125
Where They Are.125
A Night of Alchemy. By John Braun.126
Editor's Page.128
Squawks. By Frazee.129
25 Years Ago.129
You Should Know Sid Lorraine.129
Magic In Print: Easy Card Magic. For Magicians Only. Encyclopedia of Mentalism. Catalog. Demon Magic.130

NO. 6: AUGUST 1944
You Should Know Dariel Fitzkee.140
Opening Routine with Rabbits. By Poogie-Poogie.141
The Chest of Drawers Illusion. By John Hochland.142
Egg and Silk Kling-Klang Comedy. By Wm. A. Russell.142
Jumping Card Location. By Dr. R. Brochu.143
G. I. Ideas. By T-5 Ed J. C. Arnold.143
Miraculous Mind-Reading. By George Armstrong.143
Billiard Ball Fake. By T. Nelson Downs.143
The Card Through The Borrowed Hat. By R. L. Nixon.144
"Mystic Divination". by L. C. Ferguson.144
Color-Changing Silk in Disguise. By Verrall Wass.145
Ripley's Wrinkles. by Sherman Ripley.145
How To Sketch-in A Design. By Tom Fitzgerald.145
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.146
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.146
USO-Camp Shows.146
Tomorrow's Devant. By Verrall Wass.151
Editor's Page.152
Squawks. By Frazee.153
25 Years Ago.153
Rabbit Eggs. By Silent Mora.153
Where They Are.154

The Great Leon.164
Aquarium Production. By The Great Leon.165
Die Through Hat in Disguise. By Verrall Wass.166
Russell's Watch Board. By Wm. A. Russell.167
I.O.U. By John Hochland.167
A Card Trick. By Poogie-Poogie.167
The Hinged Boards. By Silent Mora.168
To Draw Guide Lines for Striping. By Tom Fitzgerald.168
A Tribute to The Great Leon. By Loring Campbell.169
For Bibliophiles Only. By Stanley Collins, England and James B. Findlay, Scotland.170
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.175
Magic In Print: Forty-four Foolers. Convenient Card Magic. Esar's Comic Dictionary. The Expert at the Card Table. The Ashley Book of Knots. Victory Bouquet. Horizons in Magic. Puzzles for Everyone.175
Mayor - By The Grace of Magic. By Poogie-Poogie.176
Somewhere in Italy. By Jack Gwynne.177
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.177
Editor's Page.178
Squawks. By Frazee.179
25 Years Ago.179
Where They Are.179

NO. 8: OCTOBER 1944
You Should Know Lt. Col. Harry A. Tunks.188
The Robot Card. By Leon Maguire.189
A Magic Flag Staff. By Billy Russell.190
An Advertising Giveaway. By "Tom" Fitzgerald.190
The Drawer-Box in Disguise. By Verrall Wass.191
One Handed Card Dealing. By Hans Van Baaren, M.D.191
Easy Method to Enlarge. By "Tom" Fitzgerald.192
Dr. Brochu's Card Location. By Dr. R. Brochu.192
Symbolic Suits. By R. W. Edmanson.193
Abbott's Get-together.194
The Past Is Not Silent. By "Silent" Mora.196
For Bibliophiles Only. By Stanley Collins and James B. Findlay.203
Where They Are.204
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.204
Miracles For Sale: Abbott's Production Tremendous. Abbott's Milk Bottle. Little Gem Beer Keg. Magic Milk Can. Grant's Cow Trick. Telomatic Deck. New Sand Frame.205
Editor's Page.206
Squawks. By Frazee.207
25 Years Ago.207
Rabbit Eggs. By Al Baker.207

NO. 9: NOVEMBER 1944
The Kid Glove. By "Silent" Mora.221
Odds and Ends. By Verrall Wass.222
A Spirit Trick. By Loring Campbell.222
The Vanishing Goat. By S. S. Henry.223
A Vanishing Glass. By W. A. Russell.224
Modus Operandi. By Aladdin.224
"Pseudo-Science". By Dan Danielien.224
Pay Envelope Ads. By "Tom" Fitzgerald.225
For Bibliophiles Only. By Stanley Collins and James B. Findlay.226
Chicago S.A.M. 25th Birthday Show.227
Newspaper Publicity. By John Mulholland.228
Magic Doesn't Change. By Verrall Wass.229
The Conjurer and The Canary. (Howard de Courcy and Garbo) By Sgt. Milbourne Christopher.235
Editor's Page.236
Squawks. By Frazee.237
25 Years Ago.237
Fred Culpitt Dies.237
"This Is The Army". By Sgt. Prince Mendes.238
Scraps from Scotland. By James B. Findlay.238
Where They Are.239

NO. 10: DECEMBER 1944
Drawing: The Christmas Conjurer.252
The Santa Claus Merry-Go-Round. By Lester Lake.253
Milko Outdone. By Jos. Ovette.254
By Compulsion. By "Silent" Mora.254
Paper Problems. By Verrall Wass.254
The Wizard's Finger. By Julian J. Nielsen.255
Rising Cards from Wine. By J. Brown.256
The Ring of Zom Friz Jarrel. By Tom Fitzgerald.257
Two Ideas. By Robt. W. Edmanson.257
Silk and Tube Effect. By John Hochland.257
For Bibliophiles Only. By Stanley Collins and James B. Findlay.258
Magic, Mirth and Mystery. By "Silent" Mora.260
1945 Magic Calendar.267
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.268
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.268
Where They Are.268
Pittsburgh Magic Conclave.269
Editor's Page.270
Squawks. By Frazee.271
25 Years Ago.271
Magic In Print: The Trick Brain. Card Mastery. Action with Cards. "You're On". The Paul Fleming Book Reviews.271
Rabbit Eggs.272

NO. 11: JANUARY 1945
Magic In Print: Fifty Fakes. Catalog. Ireland's Year Book.284
Miracles For Sale: Hydrocoke. Drawer Card Box. Pin-Up Girl Mind Reading. Tape and Book Mental Effect. New Vanishing Envelope. Out of My Hat. Visible Miser's Dream. It's A Corker. Impossible Box. Fairy Glass. Stop Lite Trix.284
Okito Glass Routine. By Great Ovette.285
A Magician's Table. By Paul Steinmetz.286
Super-Silk Apparition. By Carlos H. Colombi.286
Question and Answers. By Bill Russell.286
The Canary in the Light Bulb. By Ed Reno.287
The Simplex Clock Dial. By R. W. Edmanson.288
Give-a-way Puzzle. By "Tom" Fitzgerald.288
The Skewered Rabbit. By Ho Yam.289
John C. Green. 66 Years a Magician. By Al Munroe.290
For Bibliophiles Only. By Stanley Collins and James B. Findlay.294
The Arts of Pantomine and Patter. By Mora.299
Editor's Page.300
Squawks. By Frazee.301
25 Years Ago.301
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.301
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.302
Where They Are.302

NO. 12: FEBRUARY 1945
Magic In Print: Memoirs of Robert Houdin. Hilliard's Card Magic. Annemann's Practical Mental Effects. 29 Clever Card Tricks with the Svengali Deck. Laugh Lines. 'S Marvellous. Tricks Presented. ABC of Ventriloquism. Ex Libris.316
Confetti and Handkerchief Transposition. By Stanley Collins.317
Once More - Rising Cards. By S. S. Henry.318
Cups and Balls. By F. W. Warren.319
The Telegram Card Trick. By H. Syril Dusenberry.320
The Ring and String. By T. J. Crawford.321
New X-Ray Card Trick. By J. E. Pierce.321
A New Card and Egg Trick. By "Christianer"322
A New Coin Change. By Curtis Merrill.322
Restored Turban. By R. L. Henderson.322
One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary. 1795 - 1945 America's First Book on Magic (Hocus Pocus). By John Mulholland.323
Once I Managed A Magician.324
Newmann and His Library. By Loring Campbell.325
Magicians I Have Met. By Arnold Furst.326
Magic's-A-Poppin. January 20, 1945.331
Mystery Time. January 21, 1945.331
Editor's Page.332
Squawks. By Frazee.333
25 Years Ago.333
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.334
Where They Are.334

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