Tarbell, Harlan: Tarbell's Course In Magic, Volume 7 (by Harry Lorayne)
1972 Louis Tannen
Hardcover, w/dj, 400 pages

1972 D. Robbins, Inc.
Tarbell's Course In Magic Volume 7
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Comments: Volume 7 of 8. One of my favorite volumes, this one edited by Harry Lorayne, and has some more "modern" effects than the other volumes. Has some excellent effects, and includes a complete index for Volumes 1-7.


xi Salute to Harlan Tarbell. The Story of the Tarbell Course in Magic with sample advertisements
xvii Tribute to Magic's Greatest Teacher by Frances Marshall

21 Lesson 84 More Mental Magic:
21 The Telepathic Pill boxes: chosen box reveals color
24 Pavel's Predicta Rope: Spectator ties 3 color rope. Magician pulls rope from bag in same order.
26 Bergson's Non-Center Tear: Method to read written selection
29 Spirit Transposition: Mini Slate Routine
31 Overdrawn: 100 One dollar bills placed in hat, some are removed, Magician knows how many
32 Louis Phillips' Calcutta: Geographic card location found on map
34 Addition Prediction: 5x5 math grid
37 Ed Schuman's Sightless Sight: business card revelation
40 Ken Beale's Triple ESP Prediction: ESP cards
44 Your Read My Mind: One of 4 cards reversed and with red back
48 Ken Krenzel's Never Say Die: spectator rolls die, other spectator guesses, they match
52 Mento Pen: Novel idea using Flair (TM) pen
55 A Spectator Reads a Mind: spectator predicts card selection
58 The Antique Medallion (Glenn Gravatt): written date found on coin
60 Classified Ad (Joe White): Random ad torn out, predicted in envelope
62 Max Lister's Easy Message Reading: burnt message is read

64 Lesson 85 Card Magic:
64 Fred Lowe's Card In Glass: selected card found in inverted glass
67 Audley Walsh's 3 Card Monte: Matchbook marker
70 Barry Stevenson's Card in Wallet: Unprepared Wallet
73 Bob Gunther's Repeat Card to Wallet: gimmicked
76 Eric Peterson's Card Prediction: Giant card on stand
79 Mel Jones' Shower of Cards: Cards thrown, selected card caught
82 Ludor Fiedler's Sure Fire Force: gimmick card
84 X Equals Five: Paper shown with message. When folded, reveals card
86 Die-Duction: dice added, total equals magician's card
91 Mental Thought Pin Up Girls: 6 blanks shown, spectator thinks: 4 are pin ups!
93 Oriental Decoder Prediction: Comedy Oriental writing
95 Orville Meyer's Miniscope: Laminated Mini Cards Shown, one selected, it falls off!
98 Baxter-Lorayne Wrap Around Reverse: reversing card to middle
100 Dave Lederman's Combo Gambling/Closeup Display Board: how to make
103 Bob Baxter's Rising & Vanishing Card: under a silk
105 Irving Berk's Card Forcing Box with ideas
108 Alan Alan's Rising Cards: "Dual Control"
112 Mesmerized Cards: Fanned Cards suspended from hand (dual control)
114 Bob McAllister's Bet A Dollar Color change
116 Topsy Turvey Follow Me: Do as I Do
119 Tony Noice's Card Transpo: Instant to middle of deck
121 Rising Cards From Envelope: Bill Severn/Pete Biro: uses pencil
125 Nick Conticello's Seeing Thru the Deck
128 Two Hindu Forces of more than One Card: Barnhart/Lorayne
133 Boston Lorayne Card Change
135 Dennis Marks' Stripper Spin Revere: Stripper Deck sleight
137 Non Telephone Telephone Trick: cards discarded until only selected left
139 A Red & Black Separation: Red & Black packets mixed, separate

145 Lesson 86 Rope Magic: provides general discussion, list of categories
145 Tarbell's Chinese Rope Chain: 6' rope tied in 3 loops, all cut & restored
147 Many Cut Rope Mystery: multiple cut & restored rope
150 Tarbell's Sympathetic Ropes: Ropes in bowl. Rope copies rope #2 knotting, cutting, etc.
153 Tarbell's Zip Over Rope Mystery: straight and knotted ropes change places
156 Crocheting With Your Teeth: string cut, put in mouth, and restored
159 Borrowed Ring on Loop of String: Ring on String, knot disappears

163 Lesson 87 Novelty Magic
163 Borrowed Ring In Box: Ring vanishes, found in box held by spectator
167 TV Surprise: From handkerchief, 3 coins, 2 balls, 2 cigarettes, and matches appear. Then the matches and cigarettes disappear.
171 Ed Michell's Ribbon Cut: cut and restored
173 Electrostatic Cigarette: Swizzle stick moves cigarette by "static electricity"
176 Glenn Gravatt's Word Matching: Word picked is matched by letter cards
181 Color Ring Transpo: under handkerchief
183 Glenn Gravatt's Color Ring Penetration: Selected ring removed from rope
186 Ungimmicked Balloon Penetration: Balloon placed in tube, a pencil is pushed through
187 Dave Lederman's Thimbles & Pea: Shell game
191 Diminishing Golf Ball: Shrinks twice under handkerchief, then vanishes
193 Milton Tropps Impromptu Broken/Restored Thread: not quite impromptu
197 Leslie P. Guests' Do It Yourself Magic: A picture of a box is folded, silks are removed
199 Ear It Is: Pencil vanishes, then paper
202 Morty Rudnick's Funny Force: Buddah paper and comedy force
207 Visible Penetration, Glenn Gravatt: block penetrates glass cover
209 Color Changing Knives: 2 knife routine with handkerchief. Basic move, through the fist change, handkerchief switch, reveal two knives, transpose colors, and suggestions for end. Knife roll, Barnhart flip moves.
214 Uncanny Penetrating Rubber Bands: Band thru band
217 Impromptu Cigarettes From Mid Air
219 Another Ribbon Penetration: ring on ribbon in hat
221 Flip's Flipstick: stick appears & disappears
226 Flip's Vanishing Glass: Party stunt results in vanished glass
230 Flip's Silk and Wand: Wand appears and vanishes under silk

234 Lesson 88 Money Magic
234 X-Cel: penny vanishes from between paper sheets using pen
236 Bandit Bill: folded bill suspends on rubber band
238 Gimmicked Coins: discussion of various
241 Copper/Silver thru table: uses mag c/s. Selected coin through table
243 Disjointed Account: Uses expanded sh, cute banking story
246 Ultimate C/S: Sh & double insert
248 Sol Stone's Changing Chips: Chip changes color 4 times, uses sleights
251 Sol Stone's Visual C/S: C/S Transpo, no gimmicks
254 Continuous Coin Production and vanish using only 2 coins
255 Sol Stone's Miser's Dream move
257 Sensitized Paper: mini blank card between coins prints selection
262 3 and 3: C/S transpo using 6 coins
263 Charlatan Chips: 2 colored chips transpose under 2 silks
265 Balancing Coins: on glass (dual control)
267 An Amazing Vanish: Coin vanish move by David Roth
269 Another Amazing Vanish (Roth): both hands shown empty
271 Vincent Sabatino's Bill Tube Presentation
278 Boxed Coins (Cervon): 4 coins in hand to Okito box one by one
281 Tony Spina's Coin Through Table: Coin slapped through table move
283 Willie Schneider's Penny Inflation: penny & silver dollar change places, but penny grows to size of dollar!
285 Frank Garcia's Flip Over Penny: Penny & Dime set, locking
287 Nickel to Dime routine (Tom Fitzgerald): Nickle stack to dimes
289 Ee-Zee Money (Fugi A. Fuchs): Money printed from "plates"
294 Hair There & Everywhere (Marty Rudnick): Nickles & sugar packs interact with invisible hair
299 No Lapping Coins Thru Table: Hoo coins
302 The Travelers: Coins Travel Hand to Hand, no gimmicks
308 Lenny Green Fader's Traveling Coins Addition: 4 coins
308 Alan Alan's Decimated Coin Trick: uses prepared coin wallet

312 Lesson 89
Silk Magic
312 Phoa's Cut & Restored Silk
316 Pavel's Silk from Confetti Shower: Confetti tossed, silk materializes
318 Pavel's The Jumping Silk
320 Sucker Silk Color Change: Silks with words printed change places

324 Lesson 90 Illusions- includes a discussion
324 Phantom BlackArt Platform: wooden frame
329 Girl In the Trunk Mystery: using above
333 Girl In the Audience: BlackArt
336 Sawing a Woman in Half
344 The Sword Box
347 The Penetrating Steel Bar: similar to sword box, above
350 The Indestructible Girl: yet another similar effect

352 Lesson 91: Late Arrivals
352 Morty Rudnick's Coinflation: diminishing glass
355 Herb Zarrow's Switch Change: Instant coin change
357 Sam Schwartz's Telephone number prediction
362 The Personalized Paddle: lines appear and vanish, finally the spectator's name appears
365 Bob McAllister's Cavorting Sponge Balls: matrix type effect
371 Herb Zarrow's Trapeze: flourish ending
371 Pavel's Blow Knot: like Tenyo's Crystal Tube: 3 silks blown from tube tie together
379 Jack Tillar's Blister: Fingertip burnt without harm
381 Mike Tannen's Sliding & Vanishing Knot
383 Bob McAllister's Linking Balloons
386 Brooks Conner's Baffling Bayer Box: Coin vanishes from aspirin tin
389 Copper or Silver: C/S mixed, spectator chooses, other vanishes under table

393 Last Word
395 Complete Indices to Tarbell's Course In Magic Volumes 1-7, sorted by Title, Name, and Category