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The Sphinx Volume 44 (Mar 1945 - Feb 1946)
by John Mulholland


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The Sphinx Volume 44 (Mar 1945 - Feb 1946) by John Mulholland
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NO. 1: MARCH 1945
The Famous Crystal Casket. A present-day version of a trick featured by John Wyman. By John Mulholland.5
Mind Reading Card Tricks. By Al Baker.6
Frame and Handkerchiefs. By Carlos H. Colombi.8
"The Rabbit Hat". By Sgt. Milbourne Christopher.8
The Break. By Hans van Baaren.8
"The Garden of Roses". By Hathaway.9
Color Change. By Sgt. Joseph K. Schmidt.9
Advertising Ice Breakers. By Tom Fitzgerald.10
Wyman the Wizard. By John Mulholland.11
For Bibliophiles Only. By Stanley Collins and James B. Findlay. The Waif and the Wizard by Edward Kent.21
The Future of Magic on Television. By John Booth.22
Meet Tony Marks. By Sgt. Arthur Leroy.23
Editor's Page.24
Squawks. By Frazee.25
25 Years Ago.25
Where They Are.25
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.26

NO. 2: APRIL 1945
Miracles For Sale: Hyler's Thumb Strap. Sealed Miracles. Strongest Thought. Kaplan's Bombay Mystery. Marlo's Miracle. ZB Fan Deck.40
The Vanishing Cigarette. By Jarrow.41
The Floating Candle. By Hathaway.42
Twentieth Century Firebowl. By Great Ovette.42
The Yellow Yolk. By R. W. Edmanson.43
Undisturbed Top Cards. By Hans van Baaren, M.D.44
Television Baby Feeding. By Carlos H. Colombi.44
Ideas. By W. A. Russell.44
On The Other Hand. By Tommy Dowd.45
Let's Not Kill a Good Thing. By Stuart Cramer.45
Of Two Minds. By Verrall Wass.46
Thrilling? Oh, Yes! By Jean Hugard.47
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.48
"Boniment" From Belgium. By Victor Farelli.48
N'Oublions Jamais - or Lest We Forget. By Dorny.53
"Sakes Alive of '45". By J. Ray Beffel.54
Where They Are.54
Rabbit Eggs.54
Cavalcade of Mystery. By Chaplain Willard S. Smith.55
Editor's Page.56
Squawks. By Frazee.57
25 Years Ago.57

NO. 3: MAY 1945
Miracles For Sale: Coin Tray. Magical Shortchange. Revivals and Improvements: Dr. Taylor's Improved Spirit Buzzer. Russ Walsh Cane to Silk. Bill Brema's Nickles to Dimes.68
What Makes With The Ball. By Edwin Brush.69
The Mismatched Doves. By Ed Reno.71
Water and Silks. By John W. Frye.72
Goldfish Production. By Silent Mora.73
An Accidental Laugh. By Wallace Lee.74
Lyceums, Chautauquas and The Loring Campbell Collection. By C. A. George Newmann.75
Why I Hate Magic. By Ade Duval.83
Magicians Everywhere. By Cpl. Larry Weeks.84
Lyceums and Lyceumites. By John Mulholland.85
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.86
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.86
Hugard Testimonial Show.87
A Letter from Ann Gwynne.87
Editor's Page.88
Squawks. By Frazee.89
25 Years Ago.89
Rabbit Eggs.89
Where They Are.90
Magic In Print: Magic Without Apparatus. Original Magic. The Classics of Magic. Ken's Memory System. Jack Miller's Linking Ring Routine. Contact Mind Reading Expanded. Magical Originalia. Laff-Tested Dialogues. Off The Top.91

NO. 4: JUNE 1945
Table Magic.100
20th Century Phantom Tube. By Joe Ovette.101
Card and Glass Plates. By Hathaway.102
How to Use and "All A like" Forcing Deck. By Victor Farelli.102
Knife Flourish. By Little Johnny Jones.103
The Grand Finale. By Arthur Buckley.103
The Card Fan Table. By Douglas Francis.104
A Modernistic Penetration. By Bruce Townsend.105
"Over The Top". By Lawrence Arcuri.105
Beer and Hocus Pocus. Matt Schulien, Genial Boniface of His Establishment. By Dorny.106
Champagne and Legerdemain. Bert Allerton, Super-Salesman of Hanky-Panky. By Little Johnny Jones.108
To Club or Not to Club. By Verrall Wass.115
Editor's Page.116
Squawks. By Frazee.117
25 Years Ago.117
Continental Notes. By Victor Farelli.118
25th Annual Magic Revue. Chicago Assembly, S.A.M.119
Where They Are.119

NO. 5: JULY 1945
The Cover.128
Miracles For Sale: W. M. Card Location. Baffling Bunnies. Mystery of the Seventh Card. Massey Duplex Slate. Mingus Wonder Cigar. Royal Devil Wand. Jumbo Soft Diamonds. A Capitol Problem. It's a Stopper.128
Billiard Ball and Wand Twirl. By "Silent" Mora.129
With The Okito Box. By Little Johnny Jones.130
The Get-Together Conference. By R. W. Edmanson.130
Chow Mein. By The Great Ovette.131
"Milk & Silk". By Carlos H. Colombi.131
Presenting Percy Peacock. By Verrall Wass.132
The Impromptu Magician. By John Brown Cook.133
Prop Lists and Layout Plans. By Alfred Elting.134
Rabbit Eggs. By John Brown Cook.134
Hardeen Dies.135
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.136
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.136
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.136
Theatre Robert-Houdin Centenary.137
Where They Are.145
Editor's Page.146
Squawks. By Frazee.147
25 Years Ago.147
Magic In Print: Thrilling Magic. Napkin Folding. Smart Talk. Miracle Silk.147

NO. 6: AUGUST 1945
The Cover.156
"The Lady Appears". By Hathaway.157
Pastboard Perplexities. By Little Johnny Jones.158
The Open House. What It Is. By Roger Barkann.159
New Teetch In Old Saws. By Dr. Chet Miller.160
Folling the Expert. By B. B. Braude, D.D.S.160
Hindu Transformation. By George Pittman.160
Million Dollar Dome. By Abril Lamarque.161
Wand From Cigarette Package. By Frank J. Rigney.161
"Well, I'll Be..." By George Starke.162
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.167
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.167
The Magician of Magicians (Alexander Herrmann). By Edwin Brush.168
Editor's Page.170
Squawks. By Frazee.171
25 Years Ago.171
Fred Robison Dies.171
One on "Silent" Mora. Told by Silent Mora.172
Where They Are.172

Miracles For Sale: Pink Elephants and Purple Cows. Performa-Art Egg Skin. Silversheen Daub. "Electra". Queen's Mystery. Futuristic Foursome. MacKenzie's Magic Memory. Cosmic Dollar. "Calling All Cars". "The Eye-Opener". Deteco.180
The Magic Guinea Pig. By Loring Campbell.181
Verrall's Shadow Bottle Party. By Verrall Wass.182
"The Bamboo Sticks". Described by "Silent" Mora.182
A No-Need-To-Take-A-Card Trick. By Sid Lorraine.183
Twelve Little Colored Boys. By Harry R. Hauptmann.184
Fancy Shuffle. By Hans van Baaren, M.D.185
Evolution Of The Magic Wand. By Carlos H. Colombi.185
Rabbit Eggs.186
The International Art.187
American Magicians In Wartime.188
Russian Linkup. By Milbourne Christopher.190
Where They Are.190
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.195
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.195
Editor's Page.196
Squawks. By Frazee.197
25 Years Ago.197
Magic In Print: The Dime and Penny. Catalogs.197

NO. 8: OCTOBER 1945
Meet The Dealers.208
Miracles For Sale: Utility Outfit.208
Magic In Print: Tarbell Course In Magic.208
Verrall's Chinese Chest. By Verrall Wass.209
Six to One Rope Trick. By Milbourne Christopher.210
Ball and Silk Effects. By Sherman Ripley.210
Television Frame DeLuxe. By A. Dulin.211
Cardboard Perplexity. By Little Johnny Jones.211
Lady In Love. By Carlos H. Colombi.212
Two Card Location. By Bobo.212
Bogart Tube Improvement. By Alfred Elting.212
"Patriotic Confetti". By "Silent" Mora.213
Victory Bond. By "Hen" Fetsch.213
One of the Bamberg Dynasty. By Theo. Bamberg "Okito".214
My Magical A-Musing. By Verrall Wass.218
Abbott's Open House.223
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.224
Perhaps I'm Wrong. By Sgt. Arthur Leroy.224
News Pictures of the Month.225
Editor's Page.226
Squawks. By Frazee.227
25 Years Ago.227
Night of Magic.227
Where They Are.228
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.228

NO. 9: NOVEMBER 1945
Miracles For Sale: Vampire Flexible Glass. Zombie. Mac's Pet Business. Mortimer's Climax Cards. Stars of Magic Series 1. Match of Flower.240
The Magic Christmas Tree. By Hathaway.241
Verrall's Balgo! By Verrall Wass.242
The Diminshing Wand. By Carlos H. Colombi.243
The Charlier Shuffle (New Version). By Victor Farelli.244
Demon Wonderbox Deception. By Milbourne Christopher.245
"I've Got Your Number". By Gerald L. Kaufman.246
The Magician Turns Around. By Sam Mayer.246
15 Years of Wit, Wisdom and Woe.247
Mohammed Bey. By George G. Kaplan.248
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.251
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.251
Scraps from Scotland. By James B. Findlay.252
Where They Are.252
Mariana Magic. By Lt. Stuart Cramer.257
Al Flosso's Magical Dictionary.257
"The Great Kellar". By "Silent" Mora.258
Editor's Page.260
Squawks. By Frazee.261
25 Years Ago.261
Magic In Print: Magic by Misdirection. Loyd's Master Manipulation of Thimbles.261

NO. 10: DECEMBER 1945
Silk Penetration. By Mohammed Bey (S. Leo Horowitz).277
"Tibetan Pop-corn Trick". Described by "Silent" Mora.278
The Zens Milk Pitcher Trick. By M. F. Zens.278
Ting-A-Ling. By Elray.279
Think-A-Name. By Hathaway.280
The "L.M.S." Set-Up Deck. By R. W. Edmanson.280
Comminuting Confetti. By Verrall Wass.281
Fishbowl Production. By Harry Mendoza.282
Houdini Hospital Fund Show.283
1946 Magic Calendar.284
Circus and Magic. By John Mulholland.284
"Ye Old Time Side Show Magician". By Prof. Gifford Magician & Fire King.285
Amongst The Sawdust and Spangles. By Al Flosso.286
Things I Never Knew About the Circus. By Al Flosso.287
Circus Life Made Easier. By George DeMott.288
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson290
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.290
2nd Annual Pittsburgh Magic Conclave.295
Editor's Page.296
Squawks. By Frazee.297
25 Years Ago.297
Bill Neff On Broadway.298
Where They Are.298

NO. 11: JANUARY 1946
Miracles For Sale: Atomic Aluminum Streamers. Visible Block Penetration. Mysto Vanish Card Frame. The Appealing Orange Box. Sympathetic Checkers. Projection Card Trick.312
The Disappearing Bowl of Water. By Okito.313
To Force A Name or Subject. By Billy Russell.314
The Crazy Cocktail Shaker. By Douglas Francis.315
The 30 Card Star. By The Great Ovette.315
Double Card Prediction. By Carlos H. Colombi.316
Die-Doe. By Verrall Wass.316
Sympathetic Cards. By J. Brown.317
Prof. Somers, The Magician. By George De Mott.318
If You Own A Magic Book. By Dariel Fitzkee.320
Bookplates for Magicians. By John Mulholland.321
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.324
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.324
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.329
Holland Notes. By J. H. Vermeyden.329
Editor's Page.330
Squawks. By Frazee.331
25 Years Ago.331
Where They Are.331
Magic In Print: Mr. Smith's Guide to Sleight-of-Hand. Hugard's Magic Monthly. "My Best". This Is Magic. More Tips On Tricks. Walsh Cane Routines. The Professional Touch. The Shower of Sweets.332

NO. 12: FEBRUARY 1946
Magic In Print: Routined Magic. Quarante Entretiens avec Notre Viell Ami Faupouce. "Old Malabar". At The Table.344
A Monster Cage. By Will Goldston.345
Dunninger's Yogi Mystery. By Joseph Dunninger.346
Flowers and Doves. By Christianer.346
The Latest Production. By Maxwell Holden.347
A Novel and Mystifying Cabinet. By F. J. Peters.347
Cane and Hat to Table. By Ralph Brown Graham.348
Ball of Yarn. By John H. Moss.348
Simplified Production. By Dr. E. G. Ervin.349
Trouping With A Trouper. By Frazee.350
Magicians I Have Seen in the Orient. By John Platt.351
The Great Nicola Dies. December 14, 1880 - February 1, 1946.352
Stage Money. By Dariel Fitzkee.354
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.359
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.359
Editor's Page.360
Squawks. By Frazee.361
25 Years Ago.361
Where They Are.361
"Boniment" From Belgium. By Victor Farelli.362

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