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The Sphinx Volume 45 (Mar 1946 - Feb 1947)
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The Sphinx Volume 45 (Mar 1946 - Feb 1947) by John Mulholland
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NO. 1: MARCH 1946
Miracles For Sale: The Great Gizmo Glass. Lighted Cigarette Dropper. Grant's Ring Box. Mortimer's Giant Dragon Papers. Arcuri Vanishing and Reappearing Necktie. Lapelette. Haunted House. Cocktail Shaker. Latest Cigarette Tube. Bone Box and Dog House. Telepathic Trio. How To Add Something To Something.4
Dollar'n Blitzen. By Al Baker.5
Lighter Magic. By Milbourne Christopher6
Some Paper Ideas. By Little Johnny Jones.6
A Spirit Picture. By Loring Campbell.7
The Four Queens Mystery. By John Giordmaine.7
Two Rope Effects. By Carlos H. Colombi.8
Vanishing Wine Stands. By Verrall Wass.8
On Command. By J. Ovette.9
Words and Movements. By Alfred Elting.10
Legitimatizing Magicians.11
Holland Notes. By J. H. Vermeyden.11
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.12
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.12
Magic In Spain. By Javier de Areny-Plandolit.13
New York S.A.M. Benefit Show. February 16, 1946, Barbizon Plaza Hall.13
Signor Blitz. Thaumaturgist and Ventriloquist. By John Mulholland.14
Richiardi (jr) In Buenos Aires. By E. Leslie Briant.23
Editor's Page.24
Squawks. By Frazee.25
25 Years Ago.25
Where They Are.25

NO. 2: APRIL 1946
Wandering Rings. By Edwin Brush.43
Saucers and Card. By Silent Mora.44
Use Odd Cards. By John Giordmaine.44
Coin Through Handkerchief. By Bobo.44
The Floating Ball. By Joe Ovette.45
Watching the Pitchman.By Charlton Chute.46
Novelty Rising Cards. By Carlos H. Colombi.47
The Atomic Bomb Handkerchief. By "Tom" Fitzgerald and Jack Scurti.47
Card Magic Nomenclature. Definitions of technical words which will make descriptions of card tricks easier to understand. By Arthur Buckley.48
Magical Memories. By George DeMott.50
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.52
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.52
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.52
"Who Is Eddie Joseph". By John Platt.57
Where They Are.57
What They're Doing.57
Editor's Page.58
Squawks. By Frazee.59
25 Years Ago.59
Entertaining Small Children With Magic. By Bobo.60

NO. 3: MAY 1946
Miracles For Sale: Mr. Z's Mindreading Act. Tommy Windsor's Dye Box. Penny Ante. Al Miner's Cigar. Mingus Super Magic Table. Diskoff. To Use the Comedy Cigar. The Vampire Escapes. Flim Flam. Nickels to Dimes.74
My Presentation of Flowers from a Paper Cone. By Les Levante.75
Red and White. By Ed Reno.76
The Tube of Flags. By Silent Mora.76
South American Colour Changing Rope Trick. By Carlos H. Colombi.77
The Just Chance Three Card Trick. By R. W. Edmanson.78
Pick A Pack. By George E. Casaubon, M.D.79
That Extra Card. By Hans van Baaren, M.D.80
Crochet. The Master of the Modern Magic Art. By J. H. Vermeyden.80
Cartooning and Magic. By William Tefft Schwarz.81
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.84
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.84
Boston S.A.M. Assembly's Sixth Annual Spring Magicale.
Editor's Page.90
Squawks. By Frazee.91
25 Years Ago.91
Magic In Print: Our Magic. Sleight of Hand. How to Make Money with a Magic Show. Further Magic of the Hands. Card Fan-Tasies.91
Where They Are.92
Magicalities. By George Schulte.92

NO. 4: JUNE 1946
Magic In Print: Milk Pitcher Magic. Rope Hectic. The Encyclopedia of Patter. La Prestidigitation Sans Bagages. Juwelen der Kaartenkunst. Card Tricks That Are Easy to Learn, Easy to Do.104
The Living Frame. By Great Ovette.105
Oriental Ring on the Stick. By John Platt.106
The Floating Skull. By P. C. Sorcar.106
The Phantom Tube. By George DeMott.107
A New "Kling Klang". By "Silent" Mora.108
Confetti. By Charles Nagle.108
Puzzles of the Pyramids. By Verrall Wass.109
Coin to Handkerchief. By Henry Hay.110
Poster: The Russian Wizard Goldin.111
Horace Goldin. Royal Illusionist. By John Mulholland.112
A Man Must Be Born A Magician. By Horace Goldin.115
S.A.M. 18th Annual Conference. By Tom Schroth.117
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.120
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.120
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.121
Holland Notes. By J. H. Vermeyden.121
Rabbit Eggs.121
Livestock and Magic. By George DeMott.122
Joseffy Dies. Professor Beedie Dies.127
Editor's Page.128
Squawks. By Frazee.129
25 Years Ago.129
Where They Are.129

NO. 5: JULY 1946
P.C. Sorcar, Indian Magician. By Jack Gwynne.140
Card on Sword. By Ed Reno.141
The Rabbit Trick. By John Giordmaine.142
Cigarette Vanish. By "Tom" Fitzgerald.142
A Bit of Bluff. By George DeMott.142
"Card in Balloon" By Carlos H. Colombi.143
Another Do As I Do. By Sam Mayer.143
Final Word on the Dovetail False Shuffle. By Henry Hay.144
More Lighter Magic. By Victor Farelli.145
Three Or One. By Great Ovette.145
St. Louis I.B.M. Convention. June 16-19, 1946146
Magical Junk Piles. By Alfred Elting.149
Welles' New Show.149
"Sold Another One, Doctor!" By George DeMott.150
"Good From Evil". By Eddie Joseph.152
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.154
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.154
Cotswold Magical Society Annual Competition Assembly. By George Armstrong.159
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.159
Editor's Page.160
Squawks. By Frazee.161
25 Years Ago.161
Where They Are.161
Magic In Print: The Invisible Pass. Showmanship and Presentation. 50 Tricks. Poker Demonstartion. Tips on Zombie. Catalog. New Ways To Mystify.162
You Should Know A.B. Horton.162

NO. 6: AUGUST 1946
One Magic World.172
Imagination Materialized. By Chris Charlton. (England)173
The "Anidras" Slate. By Maurice Sardina (France).174
A Novelty Effect with Water. By J. H. Vermeyden (Holland).175
Cho Cho. By Tenkai (Japan).176
The Wooden Soldier Illusion. By George La Follette (United States).177
Phun With A Phantom Tube. By Carlos H. Colombi and Graciela N. Avendano (Argentina).178
"Here Or There Initials". By Tom Auburn (Canada).178
Marvelli. By Howard Kayton, M.D. (Germany).179
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.180
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.180
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.180
Birthplace of John Nevil Maskelyne. The Grand Old Man of English Magic, Founder of the Firm of Maskelyne and Cooke (1865-1905), Later Maskelyne and Devant (1905-1915) and, Finally, Maskelyne's Mysteries (1915-1935). By Victor Farelli.181
Campbell Caravan Covers The Coast Convention. By Loring and Kathryne Campbell.182
Big Show - P.C.A.M. Convention - July 26, 1946.183
Editor's Page.188
Squawks. By Frazee.189
Where They Are.189
25 Years Ago.189

Miracles For Sale: College Trained Cards. "Lucky Camel" Vanish. Pop-Up Tie. Squirming Worm Rope. Dancing Bow Tie. Blushing Nickel. Cigarette Package to Match Box. Winged Coins. Dell-ightful Hand Cream. Stars of Magic.200
A Hat Production. By Levante (Australia).201
Chaun's Colossal Production. By Tan Hock Chuan (Malay).202
Oriental Candle Light Mystery. By J. Herman Yee (China).202
Jasonism. By Eddi Joseph (India).203
Bowl Suspension. By Alfredo Torrente (Philippines).204
The Card Discs. By Georg Jensen (Denmark).205
A Silk and Glass Routine. By Iwan Ljunggren (Sweden).205
My Best Opener. By Baldur Georgs (Iceland).206
All Is Fair. By J. B. Findlay (Scotland).206
Notis - And A Pack of Cards. By E. Leslie Briant (Italy).207
International Congress of Magicians. Amsterdam, Holland - August 9th, 10th, 11th, 1946. By Javier de Areny-Plandolit.208
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.208
Command Performance. By John Platt (Egypt).209
Abbott's 13th Annual Magic Get-Together. By John Mulholland.210
Ovette Memorial Show. By Jerry Lukins.212
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.212
Obituaries: Joseph G. Lightner. Leo Rullman. Great Ovette. Stuart Robson.217
Editor's Page.218
Squawks. By Frazee.219
25 Years Ago.219
Paula Prestidigitation. By Stuart Cramer.220
Where They Are.220
Ed Reno Honored. By J. Ray Beffel.221
Magic In Print: Modern Sleights. An Introduction to Magic. Deceptions With a Short Card.221

NO. 8: OCTOBER 1946
Miracles For Sale: The Cosmic Eye. Wa-ter-lu. Florabella. Gem Publicity Trick. Clock Cabinet. Startling Coin Pail. Pop-away Bottle.232
Super Card Rising. By P. C. Sorcar.233
Tommy Windsor's Magic Sketch Book. By Tommy Windsor.234
"Silent" Mora's Fire Bowl. By "Silent" Mora.235
In Forcing. By Leon Maguire.235
Bran Vase. By George DeMott.235
Water Vanish. By Zerr, The Mystic Mind.236
Surprise Silk. By Phil Thomas.237
Wandering Ball. By Chaplain Stephen Galley.237
Pencil Presto. By "Hen" Fetsch.237
The Dunbury Delusion Done Over. By Edgar Heyl.238
Fire and Fantasy. Another article in the series of "Magic In Baltimore". By Milbourne Christopher.239
Forty Years A Wizard. By George LaFollette.240
M.A.E.S. Convention. By Jerry Fleishman.242
Meet The Dealers.242
Houdini Club Convention.242
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.243
Continental Notes. By Victor Farelli.243
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.244
Rabbit Eggs. By John Brown Cook.244
For Bibliophiles Only. By Stanley Collins and James B. Findlay.249
Editor's Page.250
Squawks. By Frazee.251
25 Years Ago.251
Magic In Print: La Magie du Sorcier. Paul Fleming Book Reviews. Simply Wizard. The Bunco Book. Smart Business.251
Henry Huber Dies.252
Where They Are.252

NO. 9: NOVEMBER 1946
The Cover.264
Demonstration Build of Four Aces and A Cold Deck Warmed Up. By Arthur Buckley.265
Production Box. By Great Ovette.266
Find The Lady. By P. C. Sorcar.267
"Soft Soap" Extra. By Burton Marks.268
Banana "Gag-Trick". By Carlos H. Colombi.268
The Traveling Poker Chips. By Al Vitali.269
A Tip For The Milk Pitcher. By John Giordmaine.269
Coin Through The Hand. By Douglas Francis.270
Coin Disappearance. By Jingo Jones.270
S. S. Shuffle. By Tan Hock Chuan.270
"If Magic Be An Art!" By John Booth.271
Scarne - Man About Cards. By Audley V. Walsh.272
"For Bibliophiles Only". By Stanley Collins and James B. Findlay.274
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.276
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.276
Where They Are.281
Editor's Page.282
Squawks. By Frazee.283
25 Years Ago.283

NO. 10: DECEMBER 1946
The Cover.302
Miracles For Sale: Paul Fox Rising Card Trick. Betty Crocker Magic Box. Ghost Card. $1,000,000 Bridge and Poker Demonstrations. Open Sesame. Muddled Milk. Squeezaway Block. Telepathic Slates. Plex-Ray.302
Card Vanish and Reproduction. By Le Paul.303
A Lady Becomes A Magician. By Arthur Buckley.304
Corny Isn't It?? By Bill J. Weldon.304
The Riddle of The Sphinx. By Verrall Wass.305
The Chinese Prison. By P. C. Sorcar.306
For Skeptics Only. By Peter Layne.307
Magicians vs. Tricksters. By Orenda.308
Magic Calendar.309
Augustus Rapp. By Al Munroe.310
The Tarbell Testimonial. By Dorny.316
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.321
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.321
Editor's Page.322
Squawks. By Frazee.323
25 Years Ago.323
Magic In Print: You Don't Have to Be Crazy. The Great Balsamo. Nite-Club Thimble Magic. Magic For All. Thumbs Up!323
Where They Are.324
1947 Magic Calendar.325
Augustus Rapp's Views. As Told to Al Munroe.325
Alexander Herrmann. Died December 17, 1896.326

NO. 11: JANUARY 1947
Meet The Dealers.338
No Ghost Tube. By George Johnson.339
Clock Dial & Silks. By Roy Cowl.340
A Mental Mystery. By P. C. Sorcar.340
Another Coincidence. By Elmer Applegit.341
A Card and A Hat Mystery. By Carlos H. Colombi and Graciela N. Avendano.342
"It's In The Bag". By George Johnstone.343
The Legendary Vonarx. By Little Johnny Jones.344
Comedy In Magic. By Henry Hay.346
Magic On Broadway.351
Where They Are.351
Editor's Page.352
Squawks. By Frazee.353
25 Years Ago.353
Magic In Print: Nightmare Alley. Convincing Coin Magic. But Not To Play. 21 Gems of Magic.353
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.354
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.354
Holland Notes. By J. H. Vermeyden.355
Taikapiiri's Festival. By Julius Sundman.355
Magic Out of Mexico. By A. Gallardo Mendez.356

NO. 12: FEBRUARY 1947
Miracles For Sale: Scare Mask and Dove. Visible Twentieth Century Silk. Kilroy Turns Up. Nu-Flap Pocket Slate. Flight Three! Instanto Rope.364
Magic In Print: Rings In Your Fingers. Magic That Is Magic. Card Control. Manual of Juggling.364
Mrs. Tarbell Dies.364
Sorcar's Blue Angel. By P. C. Sorcar.365
Maro's Production of Ribbons and Umbrella. By Silent Mora.367
Tongue Amputation. By Eddie Joseph.367
The Pop-Over Card. By J. B. Bobo.368
Opening Effects. By George LaFollette.368
The Flying Card. By Carlos H. Colombi.369
Wilbur Pawson Suggests.369
Silent Mora Suggests.369
Maro - Prince of Magic. By Loring Campbell.370
"For Bibliophiles Only". By Stanley Collins and J. B. Findlay.372
Chang Returns To The Argentine Republic. By E. Leslie Briant.372
You Should Know Tan Hock Chuan.373
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.374
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.374
Where They Are.374
Successful Magicians. By Arthur Buckley.379
Editor's Page.380
Squawks. By Frazee.381
25 Years Ago.381

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