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Tops Volume 18 (1953) by Percy Abbott
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January 1953 - December 1953
Percy Abbott, Publisher and Editor
Howard Melson "Mel", Editor

385 pages

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 18, Number 1 - January 1953 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Percy Abbott
  3. Contents
  4. Magical Card Finesse - Jerry Hornak
    • Sleights with Cards
      • A Rare Control
      • A Succeeding Control
      • Riffle Strip Control
      • Three Controls
        • Basic Move
        • 1 - Side Slip Action
        • 2 - Palm Slip Action
        • 3 - The Crimp Action
      • Ace Control
  5. Remember Twenty-Two - Dr. Maurice
  6. Some Magical Twists - V. C. Kitchen
    • Dynamic Personality Tests
      • Test No. 4 - Absolute Love
  7. Card and Ring - Roxy
  8. A Teaser - Si Stebbins
  9. Mathematical Spirits - Roxy
  10. Cardomatic - Stewart James
  11. The Shirt Pulling Trick
  12. re: The Amazing Cazan (Vantine and Cazan)
  13. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • The Razor Blades
  14. re: Percy Abbott
  15. Calculated Confusion - J. P. Mintz, QM1 USN
  16. Cigo - A Clean-Cut Cigarette Vanish - Roxy
  17. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Four Little Beans - John Ramsay
    • Questions and Answers
  18. re: Lee Grabel
  19. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  20. Now, On to the Get-Together - Demon Rembrandt
  21. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Don't Think
    • Ventrivia
    • The Poor Little Rich Girl
  22. The Story of One-Card Pete - Andy Anderson
  23. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  24. Minneapolis Magi's '52 Banquet - Bill Schreiber
  25. Comup, The Rising Silk - Prince Drakon
  26. Change It
  27. A Transposition
  28. Bill in Lemon Pays Off - Stan Stanley
  29. Karrell Fox "Retires" from Army

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 18, Number 2 - February 1953 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Some Magical Twists - V. C. Kitchen
    • The Milk of Human Kindness (or An Economy of Unselfishness)
      • Other Uses for These Properties
    • Diminishing Milk Glasses
    • What Can You Do With a Milk Can?
  5. The Egg Bag with a Plus - A Comedy Gag =- Roxy
  6. Magical Card Finesse - Jerry Hornak
    • A Better Glimpse
    • Glimpsing Card at Any Number
    • Glimpsing as a Force
    • A Double-Lift Move
  7. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Bill in Orange
  8. Silk's Color Decomposition - Roxy
  9. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Why Does the Fair Sex Laugh at Jokes?
    • Ventrivia
    • Another Opening
  10. [Jim] Reneaux Manager of N. Y. Abbott's
  11. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  12. Chicago Magigals - Jerrie-Ann Musson
  13. Justo-Hi-Jo Christmas Party
  14. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • What's New in Tricks?
      • Miracle Discs - Ken Allen
      • Yo-Yo Escape - Louis Histed
    • How About Books?
      • The Sphinx, December
      • Annemann's Buried Treasures
      • The Linking Ring
      • Conjuring Psychology - Richard J. Weibel
      • Sleight Bits - Robert Orben
      • Okito - Edward Drane
      • Classic Secrets of Magic - Bruce Elliott
      • 12 Brand New Tricks - Eddie Joseph
      • Max Andrew's Catalogue
    • What's Doing In the Magazines?
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, September, October, November & December
      • The Journal of Hypnotism, November
      • M-U-M, October, November & December
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 346-360
      • The Wizard, September, October & November
      • The Sphinx, December
      • Genii, September, October, November & December
      • The Modern Magi, October, November, December & January
      • The Phoenix, Nos. 265-271
      • The Magic Magazine, September, October, November & December
      • The Gen, September, October, November & December
    • Stars of Magic, complete set
  15. Arthur Dowler Convalescing
  16. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  17. Line Forms to the Right! - re: 1st Pan-American Magic Congress
  18. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  19. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  20. Dell [O'Dell] Now Magic Dealer
  21. re: Chang
  22. re: Virgil Show
  23. It's News, It Is! - re: Jack Ziter (Jay Zee), the Hypnotist) & Charlie Conrad
  24. Does Hyp Act on Navy Show - re: J. P. Mintz
  25. Magic Circle Annual Supper
  26. Two Well-Knowns Pass On - re: C. A> George Newmann & 2-10 Daniel

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 18, Number 3 - March 1953 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Wrapping the Silks - Roxy
  5. Stage Aces - Bryce Chambers
  6. Thimble Magic - Roxy
  7. Anagramatic Facsimile - Stewart James
  8. Magical Card Finesse - Jerry Hornak
    • Rear Palm Color Change
    • Smart Glimpsing
    • The Perfect Cut
  9. Cut and Restored Ribbon - Bob Thompson
  10. Some Magical Twists - V. C. Kitchen
    • Some Prediction Ideas (12)
    • Odds and Ends (22)
  11. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  12. Claims Razor Blade Idea His - re: Walter A. Freeman & Ray Reddig
  13. Magic Circle Opens Theatre
  14. Chicago Magigals - Jerrie-Ann Musson
  15. re: Jean Valton
  16. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • club papers, etc.
      • The Ledger, September thru February
      • Magic Makers, September thru December
      • MWCC Monthly
      • The Joker
      • The Barnstormer
      • The Sorcerer, November
      • The Spooks Speak
      • The bat, Jr.
      • Lloyd Jones - advertising calendar
      • Top Hat Topics
      • Irv Weiner - lists
      • Dell O'Dell - publicity
      • Sorcar - advertising
      • Fleming Book Company - list
      • Corsair
        • What's New in Trickery?
          • Hollywoodeck - Aldini
          • Impromptu Impression - Irv Weiner
          • Impromptu No Nesting Cup and Ball Routine - Irv Weiner
          • Three Ball Monte - Irv Weiner
      • [Jack] Yeager Entertains Buddies
      • re: John C. Brennan
      • re: Jack Rench
      • Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
      • To List [C. George] Newmann Collection
      • Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
      • So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
        • Ventrivia - The Facts of Life
          • Alternative Finish
      • Magic Music - Bryce Chambers
      • The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
      • Magic Congress in Spain
      • Arthur Dowler Passes On

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 18, Number 4 - April 1953 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Magical Card Finesse - Jerry Hornak
    • Back Palm Steal
    • Back Palm Change
    • Giant Fan Suggestion
    • Split Fans with Both Hands
    • Fans in a Hat Routine
    • A Quick Fan Steal Production
  5. Quickest Four Aces - A3C Jack Yeager, USAF
  6. Two-Some - Bob Thompson
  7. One, Two and Three - Roxy
  8. Headlines Prediction Clincher - Bryce Chambers
  9. Television Mind Reading - Stewart James
  10. Another Coin Stand - Prince Drakon
  11. Miracle Card Transposition - Bryce Chambers
  12. Knife Through Card - Dr. Maurice
  13. Card and Boards - Roxy
  14. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  15. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  16. Chicago Magigals - Jerrie-Ann Musson
  17. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Dice Dexterity - Audley Walsh
      • The Invisible Influence - Eddie Joseph
      • String-a-Ring - Irv Weiner
    • Questions and Answers
  18. Beg Your Pardon - correction: credit for The Story of One-Card Pete
  19. Uses Magic to Help Students - re: Dr. Abraham B. Hurwitz
  20. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  21. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Comedy Clinic
    • Animal Antics
    • Ventrivia
  22. A Rope Trick - Arthur Andrews, Jr.
  23. News Account of "The Count" - re: Count Domenic le Foe (Alen Cooper Smith)
  24. Oh for the Life of a Sailor! - re: Arthur Lloyd
  25. re: Adolph Boldt
  26. re: C. Thomas Magrum
  27. Tricks Baffle London Judge - re: George Blake & Harry Stanley lawsuit
  28. re: Carl. W. Jones
  29. re: Lu Brant
  30. re: Guy L. Gerber
  31. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  32. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  33. Arthur Buckley Dies
  34. Arthur Dowler [passes]

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 18, Number 5 - May 1953 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Percy Abbott
  3. Contents
  4. Intelligentia - J. P. Mintz, QM1 USN
  5. Magic Heat Gimmick - L. T. Tucker
  6. The Ultimate Coincidence - Bryce Chambers
  7. Utility Vanish - Arthur Andrews, Jr.
  8. Magical Card Finesse - Jerry Hornak
    • Card Fans from Nowhere
    • More Fans from Air
    • A Fan Prediction Move
  9. The Gambler's System - Billy Gargaro
  10. Two Crazy Card Stunts - Roxy
    • A Crazy Location
    • Mix-It-Up
  11. Impossible Card Discovery - Arthur Andrews, Jr.
  12. "Think Stop" Deluxe - Bryce Chambers
  13. Ethereal Cards - Roxy
  14. Cabalistic Chronology - Stewart James
  15. re: Jack Kodell and Mary Naylor marriage
  16. re: Neil Foster
  17. "All Fair" Card Trick - Frank Shepherd
  18. Torn Card Trick
  19. Daylight Saving Force
  20. Inacone Rope Cut Finale - Roxy
  21. re: Percy Abbott, Howard Melson (Mel) & Walter Harris
  22. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Mentioning the Magazines
      • The Phoenix, Nos. 272-278
      • The Magic Magazine, January, February & March
      • M-U-M, February, March & April
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, January, February & March
      • The Journal of Hypnotism, January-February & March-April
      • Genii, January, February & March
      • The Gen, January, February & March
      • The Sphinx, March
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 361-373
      • The Modern Magi, February, March & April
      • The Wizard, December & January
      • Pentagram
    • books & tricks
      • Doodle-Art - Harry Bjorklund
      • Triple Transposition - Irv Weiner
      • The Gag Bag - E. W. Morris
  23. Monk [Watson] is Getting Around
  24. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • The Crooked Mouth Family
    • Magical Patter Chatter
    • Ventrivia
  25. Chicago Magigals - Jerrie-Ann Musson
  26. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  27. Byrne [Perkins] Off to Germany
  28. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  29. re: five stage illusion secrets in "Coronet for April
  30. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  31. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  32. re: Clyde Cairy
  33. [Milbourne] Christopher Honored in N. Y.
  34. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  35. Virgil Still "Down Under"
  36. re: The Great Levante
  37. re: Duke Stern
  38. Max Thiel Dies
  39. re: Lt. Lee Allen Estes

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 18, Number 6 - June 1953 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. A Bare-arm Coin Vanish - Bruce Jay
  5. Three-Deck Three-Card Monte - Hilliard Saunders
  6. Magical Card Finesse - Jerry Hornak
    • A Fan of Cards Travels
    • Vanishing Fifteen Cards Singly
    • Continuous Production of a Single Card
    • Production of Ten Single Cards
    • One Thought in Ten
  7. Reversed 6-Card Repeat (A New Version - Second Method) - Roxy
  8. A Chinaman's Chance - Stewart James
  9. Coin-Go - Prince Drakon
  10. You're Mistaken - Robert Wedertz
  11. The Slow Motion Pass
  12. Mel's Confuso Card Trick - Demon Rembrandt
  13. Two Useful Card Boxes - Roxy
  14. Time Card - New version - Wlasovi
  15. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Spring, Spring, Beautiful Spring!
    • Ventrivia
  16. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  17. Chicago Magigals - Jerrie-Ann Musson
  18. Decatur Demons' Club Picnic
  19. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • club publications
      • The Barnstormer, February, March, April & May
      • Corsair No. 73
      • Psycho No. 5 - Teral Garrett
      • The Bat, Jr.
      • The Ledger
      • The Magic Wand Correspondence Club [MWCC] Monthly, Nos. 5-7
      • The Joker
      • Magic Makers
      • Spooks Speak
      • Magicana (New Zealand)
    • other
      • Paul Fleming Book Review No. 160
      • Sorcar - advertising
      • Borts - advertising
      • Gogia Pasha - advertising
    • books and booklets
      • The Book of Knowledge Annual for 1953 - Harold Rice
      • Doodle-Art - Harry Bjorklund
      • Triple Transposition - Irv Weiner
      • The Gag Bag, Vol. 1 - E. W. Morris
      • 100 :attest Tips on Tricks - Milbourne Christopher
      • Memory of the Mind - Eddie Joseph
      • Practical Magic - David Robbins, editor
  20. Teacher's Hypnotism Scares Kids - re: James D. Berry
  21. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  22. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  23. Mulholland Rounds Out 40 Years in Magic - Demon Rembrandt
  24. Wills $15,000 Magic to Youth - re: Leroy S. Lowner
  25. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  26. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  27. New Jersey Magicians' Society - Blackwood (Robert Lynn)
  28. Evo9lution of a Dream - Stewart James
  29. George Turner Dies
  30. Dick Swanson Dies

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 18, Number 7 - July 1953 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Three-Purse Monte - Lu Brent
  5. Strangulation Tie - Prince Drakon
  6. Subtlety (Two Versions) - Roxy
    • Kardany's Original Version
    • Roxy Version
    • Secret (Kardany Version)
    • Secret (Roxy Version)
  7. Routine with a Borrowed Deck - Brent Weilbern
    • Trick 1
    • Trick 2
  8. Magical Card Finesse - Jerry Hornak
    • Everywhere and Nowhere (With a Borrowed Deck)
      • First Method
      • Second Method
      • Third Method
  9. re: Virgil and Julie
  10. The Lace Penetration - Harry Roydon
  11. The Spiked Rabbit - Charles R. Larson
  12. None Such Card Force - Roxy
  13. Ring on Wand (or Tape) - Prince Drakon
  14. Surprise Glass Exchange - J. B. Maxwell
  15. re: Sorcar
  16. Foreign Stars Feature Get-Together Shows - Dorny Will M.C. - Reservations Rolling In - Demon Rembrandt
  17. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  18. Kid Show Lecture Feature of PCAM - re: Francis Ireland
  19. Maybe You Haven't Heard [humor]
  20. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • De Luxe Puzzle Set - Dave Robbins
      • Silk Epic - "Hen" Fetsch
      • Gift Exchange - "Hen" Fetsch
      • Voodoo Rings - "Hen" Fetsch
      • Breaking the Sound Barrier - "Hen" Fetsch
      • Beer, Coke and Silks - Abbott's
      • On The Spot - Everett Lyda & Ormond McGill
  21. re: Pvt. Byrne L. Gokee [Byrne Perkins]
  22. Abbott Bowlers in Tournament
  23. [Charlie] Worpell Top Air Force MC
  24. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  25. re: Pvt. Edgar T. Corey
  26. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Columbus Day Monologue
    • Ventrivia
  27. re: Harry Albacker
  28. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  29. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  30. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  31. St. Louis SAM Show
  32. re: Conclave at Bideford, Devon, England
  33. "Houdini" Premiere in July
  34. An Up-to-Date Location (Three Cards) - Prince Drakon
  35. Two Easy Card Sleights - Roxy
    • Sighting and Controlling Bottom Card
    • Controlling the Bottom Card
  36. 20th Century Silks
    • Notes

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 18, Number 8 - August 1953 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. "The Limit" Production Box - Roxy
  5. Fan and Confetti - Jay Holtzapple
  6. A Close-Up Card Mystery - Bob Hummer
  7. Ten Cards to Pocket - Roxy
  8. Routine with a Borrowed Deck - Brent Weilbern - continued
    • A Four-Ace Trick That Clicks
    • A Follow-Up Effect
    • For a Poker Hand
  9. Newsweek - John Novak
  10. Threaded or Unthreaded? - Prince Drakon
  11. Spell of Mystery - Stewart James
  12. Maskelyne's "Psycho" on View
  13. Magical Card Finesse - Jerry Hornak
    • Card Elimination (Original Method)
    • Ambitious Card Routine
    • Three Cards to Pocket
    • All One Card
  14. Evolution of a Dream (Second Version) - Stewart James
  15. Colored Ashes - Roxy
  16. Mail Via Radio - J. B. Maxwell
  17. Here Are Your Cards! - Prince Drakon
  18. Magi to Meet in Edinburgh
  19. Watching the Wizard's Watch - J. B. Maxwell
  20. Seeing in the Dark
  21. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  22. New Jersey Magicians Society - Blackwood (Robert Lynn)
  23. re: Stanley Watson and Diane
  24. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Volume Nine - bound volume
      • On the Spot - Everett Lyda & Ormond McGill
      • Two Jardine Ellis Ring-on-Ribbon Routines - Bertram Millidge
      • Screamline Comedy - Robert Orben
      • Magic Wand
    • comments about Del Ray
    • Questions and Answers
  25. re: F. Mengelkamp
  26. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  27. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  28. re: Vivian Cosby
  29. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Golf
    • Klever Kid Composition, By Chinese Boy
    • Kid's Composition On the Cow
    • Ventrivia
  30. Bergen-McCarthy for TV
  31. Magi Meet in Spain
  32. The Sphinx Suspends
  33. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  34. re: Byrne Perkins
  35. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  36. Wm. Larsen of Genii Dies
  37. Golden Jubilee Congress in 1954 - re: British Magical Society
  38. re: Paul Duke

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 18, Number 9 - September 1953 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. A Silk Gesture - Frank Csuri
  5. Phantom Frame Production - J. B. Maxwell
  6. Celebrity Prediction - Kendall Marrs
  7. Heads or Tails - Alexander (Kim Kee)
  8. Sleights Nouveau - Roxy
    • Cards Fans
    • Thimbles from the Air
    • More Card Fans
  9. Cloro-ful - John Novak
  10. Routine with a Borrowed Deck - Brent Weilbern - conclusion
    • Spectator Does the Trick
    • The Spectators Continue
    • Card in the Pocket
    • A Pocket Switch
    • An Automatic Location
  11. Magical Card Finesse - Jerry Hornak
    • A Four-Ace Routine
    • An Unsolvable Mystery Improved
  12. Roxy's Change-Over Palm - Jose A. Guerra (Roxy)
  13. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Dialogue
  14. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  15. New Jersey Magicians Society - Blackwood (Robert Lynn)
  16. [Cecil] Lyle and Sorcar in London
  17. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • So Sweet As Magic - Bruce Elliott - fiction in Fantasy Fiction magazine for August
    • magazines
      • The Magic Wand, June
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 374-389
      • The Journal of Hypnotism, July-August
      • The Wizard, February
      • M-U-M, May
      • Modern Magi, May through August
      • Pentagram, April through June
      • Genii, April through July
      • The Magic Magazine, May through July
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, April through July
      • The Gen, April through July
      • The Phoenix, Nos. 279-286
    • club papers and bits and pieces
      • Le Wain's House of Used Magic - lists
      • Magic Makers, March through June
      • The Magnet
      • The Joker
      • The Barnstormer
      • The Ledger, issue 8
      • The Bat, Jr.
      • MWCC Monthly, May & June
      • Magicana
      • Sorcar - advertising
      • Top Hat Topics
    • Questions and Answers
  18. Claims Houdini Relic - re: Dr. Maurice & Ernest Roscoe
  19. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  20. Magic in Brazil - Jose A. Guerra (Roxy)
  21. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Master of Mirth for Magicians (Master of Ceremonies)
    • Ventrivia
  22. re: Magic Circle Festival
  23. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  24. Jimmy Trimble Retires
  25. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  26. Newmann Catalogue Ready Oct. 1
  27. re: Nevin Hoefert
  28. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  29. [Henry] Gordien Host to Magi
  30. Virgil Leaves Australia
  31. Suzy Wandas Really Files

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 18, Number 10 - October 1953 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Double-Box Bowl Production - J. B. Maxwell
  5. Travelling Half-Dollars - The Amazing Maurice
  6. Zounds! What a Zippo! - Byrne L. Gokee (Byrne Perkins)
  7. Slow Motion Cards Vanish - De Macedo & Roxy
    • Roxy's Suggestion
  8. The Mystery of the Penny Arcade - Roy Kissell
  9. Double Load Silk Casket - Eddie Turner
  10. Sleights Nouveau - Roxy
    • Card Fans Production (Third Method)
    • Continuous Production of a Coin and a Card
    • Card Fans Production (Fourth Method)
    • The French Drop with Cards
  11. Distant Telepathy - Pierre Renoff
  12. None-Such Production Box - Roxy
  13. Beg Your Pardon! - re: plagiarism by Jay Holtzapple in August issue
  14. Get-Together Enjoyed by 652 Magi - Suzy Wandas, Chang, Bill Neff, Outstanding Stars of Show - Demon Rembrandt
  15. He Was There and He Liked It - letter to Percy Abbott
  16. A Note of Appreciation - Percy Abbott
  17. Suzy on [Magic] Circle Show
  18. re: The Amazing Maurice
  19. Magical Card Finesse - Jerry Hornak
    • Three Selections to Pocket
    • Chosen card to Card Box
    • Routine of Surprises
    • Card Fantasy
  20. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • books
      • I'll Read Your Mind - Aage Darling
      • Playing with Magic - Wilfred Tyler
      • The Challenge Memory Test - Will Dexter
      • Contact Mindreading - E. Edward Dexter
      • Psycho series Nos. 6 & 7 - Teral Garrett
      • The Working Comedian's Gag File - Robert Orben
      • Superb Tricks - Adrian Smith
      • Thimble Trix - Chester Dobski
      • The Obedient Thimble - Chester Dobski
  21. re: "Star of India" film
  22. re: The British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild
  23. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  24. Magic in Quebec - Monarch, Magician
  25. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  26. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Hysterical Historics - Marc Anthony and Cleopatra
    • Cut Rope Patter
    • Jokes or Croakes
    • Don't Break the Chain
    • Anecdote
    • Do Not Stop on Bridge - Drive Off
  27. English Magi in 3-D Short - re: "It's a Mystery"
  28. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  29. New Jersey Magicians Society - Blackwood (Robert Lynn)
  30. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  31. For Vents Only - George McAthy
  32. Allan Shaw Dies
  33. Nearing 10,000 Performances - re: Herbert J. Collings (Col Ling Soo)

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 18, Number 11 - November 1953 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Rainbow Ball Routine - James Reneaux
  5. Sleights Nouveau - Roxy
    • Billiard Ball Color Change
  6. A Silk Routine - Roy Kissell
  7. None Such Rope Miracle - A Do-As-I-Do Routine - Roxy
  8. Funny Bunny Business - "Hen" Fetsch
    • Buzz Bunny
    • Puff Bunny
    • Honking Hare
  9. On Royal Variety Show - re: Tommy Cooper
  10. Magical Card Finesse - Jerry Hornak
    • Reading the Cards
    • "Super" Card Reading
    • An Easy Stab
    • Magical Palms
    • Four Selections Supreme
  11. A Fakir Does Tricks
  12. Change O' Cards Extraordinary - Kardany & Roxy
    • Roxy's Suggestion
  13. On the Rialto in Chicago - George Coon
  14. Vanishing Boy and Auto
  15. re: Les Levante
  16. Card to Cigarette - De Macedo & Roxy
    • Roxy's Suggestion
  17. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  18. New Jersey Magicians Society - Blackwood (Robert Lynn)
  19. Blindfold Drive Startles Indiana Shoppers - re: Wayne Shumway
  20. re: Savoir, Le Mystificateur Silent
  21. The Celtic Magical Conclave
  22. The Magic Circle on TV
  23. Chicago Magigals - Jerrie-Ann Musson
  24. re: Blackwood the Magician
  25. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Looking over the new books and magazines
      • MC Bits - Robert Orben
      • Card Miracles - Toni Koyini
      • Mohammed Bey's Routine with the Okito Coin Box
    • Now for the magazines
      • The Wizard, March thru June
      • Genii, August
      • Modern Magi, September & October
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 390-400
      • M-U-M, August & September
      • The Gen, August & September
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, August & September
      • The Phoenix, Nos. 287-290
      • Pentagram, July & August
      • The Magnet, July & August
    • Now to look over the club papers and ad-sheets
      • Barnstormer, September & October
      • Magic Makers, July, August & Spetember
      • The Spooks Speak
      • The Joker, Vol. 3, No. 1
      • Corsair, Nos. 74-76
      • MWCC Monthly, July-August-September
      • Miracles - ad-sheets
      • The Magic Wand Publishing Co. - folder
      • Edgar Heyl - lists
      • George Jenness - list 537
      • Top Hat Topics
  26. Magic Circle's Grand Festival - Wilford Hutchinson
  27. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  28. Magi Entertain at Sanatorium
  29. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Jems of Jest
      • A Timely Subject
      • The Chinese Are Peculiar
      • India ... Holy Cow!
      • Gold Diggers
      • Mexico
      • Washington, D.C.
      • Africa
      • Italy
  30. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Routine from a Punch Line
  31. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  32. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  33. Dr. J. F. Lewis Dies
  34. Charles S. Weller Dies
  35. Caro G. (Cig) Miller Dies
  36. Name Magi Visit Abbott's - re: Bill Neff and Evelyn, Bill Talent, Cardini and Swan & Buddy Hughes

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 18, Number 12 - December 1953 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Magical Card Finesse - Jerry Hornak
    • Three Card Rise
    • Impromptu Rising Cards Presentation
    • An Apparent Impossibility
    • Lost Card Control
  5. Just A Chance - Bank Night - Roxy
  6. re: visitors to Abbotts: Nevin and Helen Howfert, Bob Lewis and wife, Ken Booth & Binney
  7. Novel Coin Production - Alexander
  8. Sleights Nouveau - Roxy
    • Slow Motion Card Vanish
    • Card Fans in Hat
    • For Cigarette Production
    • Two Balls Vanish
    • A Subtle Vanish of a Ball
  9. re: no definite plans for a Get-Together
  10. To Be ... Or Not to Be - Roxy
  11. Clippo Presentation - Arthur Hastings
  12. Nu Color Card Change - Roxy
  13. The Spirit Handcuffs - From the Tales of Achmed
  14. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  15. re: Rev. Martin Elz
  16. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  17. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  18. Chicago Magigals - Jerrie-Ann Musson
  19. New Jersey Magicians' Society - Blackwood (Robert Lynn)
  20. re: Aaron (Doc) Weiss
  21. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • M. C. Bits - Robert Orben
      • Universal Mind - Ron Baillie
      • Automentalism - Ken de Courcy
      • Encyclopedia of Silk Magic, Volume 2 - Harold Rice
      • The First Book of Magic - Edward Stoddard
    • Questions and Answers
  22. Magi Can't Find the Gimmick - re: Rabotine
  23. For Vents Only - George McAthy
  24. Shows Trick to Jury - re: Robert Sharpe
  25. re: Wayne Shumway
  26. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Perplexing Proverbs
    • Answers to Perplexing Proverbs
    • Ventrivia
      • Cockroach Business
      • Gum Chewing
  27. Collector Adds Durbin Relics - re: David Price
  28. Tops as Drum Major - re: Victor Hugo Walton
  29. Abbott's 1954 Magic Get-Together
  30. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  31. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts

word count: 253965 which is equivalent to 1015 standard pages of text

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