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Tops Volume 22 (1957)

by Percy Abbott
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Tops Volume 22 (1957) by Percy Abbott
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January 1957 - December 1957
Percy Abbott, Publisher and Editor
Howard Melson "Mel", Editor

93 pages - 3 Issues

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 22, Number 1 - January 1957 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Percy Abbott
  3. Contents
  4. Reversed Six card Repeat (111) - Simplified Method - Roxy
  5. Report On Chicago Magigals Assembly No. 9 - Sylvia Smith
  6. re: The Great Levante
  7. Dramatic Living and Dead Test
  8. Thimbles, Thimbles - Again and Again - Roxy
  9. re: Monk Watson
  10. Ring-String - Ray Hutchinson
  11. re: Chami Kkan
  12. Amazing Card Miracles - Mahendra, The Mystic (F. B. Sterling)
    • Design for Wrist Watch Gimmic
    • Directions for Using the Wrist Watch Calculator for Prearranged Deck
    • Preface
    • The Arrangement
    • Mechanics of the Arrangement
    • To Openly Arrange a Strange Deck
    • False Shuffles
    • The "Perfect" False Shuffle
  13. Abbott's Funny Rubber Hand
  14. Feather Bouquets - Suggested Methods of Production - Abbott
  15. Double Touch Card Prediction - Curry
  16. Effects With Standard Spirit Slates - Abbott
  17. Upon Opening You Find ... - Kobold
  18. Six Card Rabbit Repeat - Jesse F. James
  19. Abbott's Cups and Balls Routine
  20. Silk and Plate - Abbott
  21. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Dialogue - Billy Joe Boley
  22. re: Danny O'Day
  23. Liquid Utility Glass - Abbott
  24. An Amazing "Four Ace" Effect
  25. New York Magi-Chat - Tony Corrao
  26. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  27. re: Neil Foster & Jeanne
  28. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • You Too, Can Be A Hypnotist (originally Vaudeville Hypnotism) - David J. Lustig
      • Fifteen Star Card Effects - Lu Brent
      • Phantini's Mental Key
      • routine for the floating Cane - R. C. Buff
    • list of publications
      • Abracadabra
      • Genii, The Conjurors' Magazine
      • The Gen
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly
      • The Magic Wand
      • The Magical Digest
      • The Pentagram
      • IBIDEM
      • The New Phoenix
      • The Linking Ring
      • M-U-M
      • Tops
      • The Magnet
      • Hughes News
    • Club Papers and Dealer's Journals
      • Mental-Wise
      • Allen's Attic
      • Lines from Lawton
      • The Silent Messenger
      • Magic Makers
      • Houdini-Gram
      • The Barnstormer
      • Backstage with Magigals
      • Sorcery
      • The Oracle
      • The Missing Link
      • Top Hat Topics
  29. Magic News from England - Wilford Hutchinson
  30. It's Magic in California - Mariano Palhinha
  31. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  32. Card Force

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 22, Number 2 - February 1957 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Spectacular - Arthur Andrews
    • Additional Suggestions
  5. A Flowery Fantasy - Roxy
  6. One for the Record - Kobold
  7. Patter for "Stung" - Monte Sweigard
  8. Pocketed! - Card to Pocket - Roxy
    • Method One
    • Method Two
  9. re: Jim Reneaux
  10. A Comedy Opening - Marshall Murdaugh
  11. Excel Second Sight Act
    • Chart
  12. "All Fair" Card Trick - Frank Shepherd
  13. Color Changing Thimble - Roxy
    • Alternative Sleight
  14. Amazing Card Miracles - Mahendra, The Mystic (F. B. Sterling) - continued
    • Hugh Johnson False Shuffle
    • False Cuts
    • The Jordan False Cut
    • The Lightning Card Counter
    • Table of Short Cuts
    • Patter for Counting Cards
  15. Torn Card Trick
  16. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers - mixed in with the reviews
      • Backstage with Magigals, September to December
      • 2-Way Plastic Pitcher - Richard Durham
      • Abbott's Bunny Hat
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 551-567
      • comments re: Who's Who in Magic
      • Garcia's Manipulative Series - G & G Enterprises (Sol Goodnoff & Frank Garcia)
        • Garcia's Manipulative Secrets
        • Million Dollar Slow Motion Card Productions
        • Challenge Card Production
      • Garcia's Close-Up Gem - G & G Enterprises
      • Double or Nothing - G & G Enterprises
      • Houdini-Gram
      • The Magnet
      • The Magic Wand, June
      • George Jenness - book list
      • Axel Rasmussen - book list
      • Top Hat Topics
      • Teral Garrett - book list
      • Pentagram
  17. The Awards for 1956 Tricks
  18. re: 18th anniversary of the Circulo Magico Argentino
  19. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  20. New York Magi Chat - Tony Corrao
  21. About Tops Mailing
  22. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  23. Magic Notes from England - Wilford Hutchinson
  24. re: W. S. Berger
  25. Not Magic - But Lettering - Demon Rembrandt
  26. Magic in California - Mariano Palhinha
  27. Birds Not Bird-Brained - Kodell

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 22, Number 3 - March 1957 - 28 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Disintegration - A 3-D Card Effect - Roxy
  5. Incomparable - Arthur J. Andrews
  6. Routined Ball Sleights - Roxy
  7. Amazing Card Miracles - Mahendra, The Mystic (F. B. Sterling) - continued
    • The Human Scales
    • The Strange Powers of the Joker
    • Patter Routine Number Two
    • Another Presentation
    • The Phantom Card Game
  8. Publicity for Magicians - Robert E. Berhard
    • Foreword - Ormond McGill
    • Preface
    • What Is Publicity?
  9. Registrations Coming In - re: Get-Together
  10. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers - mixed in with the reviews
      • The Book of Dai Vernon - Lewis Ganson
      • Rotating Pencil - Bernard Blake
      • Guillo Cards - Irv Weiner
      • Flash-Gig-O-Silk - Senor Torino
      • Barnstormer
      • The Gimmick
      • Lines from Lawton No. 21
      • The Missing Link
      • Ken Allen - lists and Attics(?)
      • The DeVoe Magic Den - memo/list
      • Magic Makers
      • Mental-Wise
      • Top Secrets of Magic - J. G. Thompson, Jr.
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly
      • Hughes News
      • IBIDEM, No. 8
      • The Gen
  11. New York Magi-Chat - Tony Corrao
  12. re: George Gamaway
  13. For Vents Only - George McAthy
  14. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  15. Plans Super TV Magic Show - Milbourne Christopher
  16. Wonderfully Effective Trick - re: Invisible Blowing and Dyeing Silks & Ray Beffel
  17. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  18. Chicago Magigals Install - Esther Krasny
  19. [Elmer] Eckham Suffers Fire Loss
  20. Andrell Henry Now Heads IGP - Augusta Gottlieb - re: International Guild of Prestidigitators
  21. Magic in California - Mariano Palhinha
  22. Magic News from England - Wilford Hutchinson
  23. Bill Schreiber Dies
  24. Carl [Waring] Jones Dies

word count: 63762 which is equivalent to 255 standard pages of text

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