Paul Harris in Print

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List of effects Paul Harris has published:

Effect Summary Publication Date Page
4 Ace Revelation ? Is this a rename of another effect? I don't have tape to verify Stars of magic #11 Video All stars 1999
Absorption A card is 'absorbed' into the card case during an amusing 'memory test'. Paul calls this a 'sort of cardician's whoopee cushion'. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 175
Acapulco Thinker Deck spread, spectator mentally selects card, deck turned around, one card up-jogged, spectator names card, up-jogged card matches. Close-Up Entertainer 1979
Ace Trap A four ace routine where a trap (made of cards) is baited with one ace to collect the other three. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 155
Air The air in your lungs changes places with the helium in a balloon. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 231
Angel Case Ingenious gimmicked card case that can be used to switch billets or other small bits of paper, torn corners etc. Can be held be the spectator. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996 27
Anything Deck You have a card selected and ask for a 'special' word. The special word is used to locate the selection. Finally, the packet of cards is displayed and each has a large letter on it's back. The letters spell out the special word. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Apple Torn and restored Mackintosh, or Granny Smith or Golden Delicious. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 35
Arrow-split-arrow (Zen and the Art of Boomerang) An impromptu version of Stephen Minch's Robin hood Caper. A card is tossed into the air and boomerang's back into the deck splitting a card Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Backlash A 'no palm' card to pocket transposition effect. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 29
Bad Estimate A demo of cut estimation goes wrong with entertaining results. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Bat Fishing A dollar bill is borrowed and a eight cards are selected. The numerical values of the eight cards make up the serial number of the borrowed bill. Uses the often misunderstood PH throw pillow switch… Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Bayberry Bag Swindle Impromptu cups and ball routine with paper bag Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 63
Bazarre Stretch The same principle used in the Bizarre Twist, Vanish and Shrink is applied to the streching card illusion. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Beast With Two Backs By Paul & Looy--Prediction card matches spectator's, two cards then placed face to face, melt together forming double-backed card. Close Up Fantasies Finale 1981
Bee Bop Card case does a back flip onto the deck, changing one card for another. Close-Up Kinda Guy 1983
Bent Copper-Silver Transposition During a simple penny and dime transposition a spectator bends the penny. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Big-Time Leaper Cards Across routine Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Bill Collector A card penetrates a bill and rises from the deck. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Biological Shuffle (Original) The performer accidentally shuffles his fingers into the deck. Extracting them a number of cards stick to his fingers... they turn out to be four of a kind (your choice) Richard's Almanac Vol 1 No 2 Oct 1982 1982
Biological Shuffle (Revised) The performer accidentally shuffles his fingers into the deck. Extracting them a number of cards stick to his fingers... they turn out to be four of a kind (your choice) Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Bizarre Penetration Card openly penetrates two others, one at a time, then both at once. Close-Up Kinda Guy 1983
Bizarre Shrink Card placed crosswise between two others grasped by spectator, other two cards removed as spectator's visibly shrinks. Close-Up Kinda Guy 1983
Bizarre Stretch The same principle used in the Bizarre Twist, Vanish and Shrink is applied to the streching card illusion. Tannen's MAGIC MANUSCRIPT Oct/Nov 1981 1981
Bizarre Twist two face down red aces are used to sandwich the ace of spades which is positioned at a right angle (crosswise) to the red aces. The cards are twisted ala Twisting the aces and the spade visibly turns from face down to face up Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 101
Bizarre Vanish The Bizarre Twist mutates to a method of vanishing a card. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Blackjack Challenge Nice (and easy): stacked deck routine producing four Blackjacks followed by a Royal Flush. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996 125
Bleached BlackJack (revised from Bleached Blonde) Showing a bad hand of sixteen the magician erases the six, leaving a blank card. The blank card is tranformed into an Ace giving the performer a winning Blackjack hand. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Bleached Blonde Queen seemingly changed to blank card, can be done with borrowed deck and does not involve ringing in an extra card or gimmick. Close-Up Seductions 1984
Blue Tattoo (Original) Blue backed card causes three others to turn blue as well. Close-Up Seductions 1984 87
Blue Tattoo (Revised) One by one a number of red cards absorb a bit of blue ink from a blue card and change color. This fades leaving you with red cards once again. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Breaking Point A humorous bit where you can't remove the cap from a pen so move it to the other end of the pen. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Buck Naked 1 to 5 dollar bill change with 2 $5 and $1 Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 11
Buck Naked Spectator Another way to switch the Bill Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Burbling of a Pea A pea floats on a cushion of air, coming out of your mouth. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Bushwacker A version of Larry Jenning's Close Up Illusion without the slit card. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Cab Fare One Jack place into card case, remaining three buried in deck, Jack spectator thinks of is in card case ... in fact all four Jacks are in card case. Close-Up Seductions 1984
Card Cuffs While his thumbs are locked in a pair of thumbcuffs made from a playing card a selected card is found. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Card In the Hand Is Worth Two In the Deck Three cards selected, indifferent card inserted halfway into deck by spectator, cards on either side are two of the selections, up-jogged card turns into third. Close-Up Entertainer 1979
Card Well Hung A complex equivoke routine. A card trick without cards. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Cardboard Connection Linking playing cards Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Cardician's Blendo After missing twice (4 of diamonds, 6 of diamonds) the magician takes the two incorrect cards and blends them into the selection (10 of diamonds) Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 205
Cards Across ? Is this really Las Vegas Leapers???? I don't have tape to check Stars of magic #11 Video All stars 1999
Carlyle False Count (aka The False Count) (aka Mondo Nifty False Count) Paul's variation of the Francis Carlyle False Count originally taught to Paul by Michael Skinner The Magical Arts Journal MAJ Paul Harris Issue 1987
Castle Conspiracy A card transformation effect using the theme of building card castles. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Cheap Juggler Pennies are balanced on edge which would be very impressive if you didn't reveal that they have been stapled together! Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 241
Cheap Shot Boomerang A signed card is tossed out an open window only to Boomerang back and be caught inside your coat. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Chocolate Coin The surface of a quater is pulled back revealing that it is a clever Swiss (chocolate) countfeit. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Cincinnati Blues Something to use the words on the tongue of the card case for. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Cincinnatti Two-Faced Blues Effects using the extra cards that come with each deck of playing cards. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Classic Eleven Card Trick Paul reinvents the classic 11 card trick with hilarious results and adds the revelation of a selected card for a climax. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 233
Client Confidence Sugar Shocker The performer accidentally shuffles his fingers into the deck. Extracting them a number of cards stick to his fingers... they turn out to be four of a kind (your choice) Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996 263
Close Quarters by Daryl Daryl's method of welding two quarters into a half dollar. Easy and impromptu, this would be a great way to introduce a half dollar before doing a one coin routine. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Color Stunner Color changing deck routine Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 55
Copper/Silver Connection A freak property of the original cardboard connection routine enables you do to a copper/silver transposition from the two torn center sections. Tannen's MAGIC MANUSCRIPT August /Sep 1982 1982
Counterfeit Spectator A spectator's name appears on a dollar bill in the place usually occupied by the Secretary of the Treasury. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Cube A cube is made out of playing cards. The four fours are shown. One vanishes and becomes part of the cube Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Cue Cards ? On stars of magic 5 Stars of Magic #7 Video Paul Harris Volume 5 1983
Curly-Cue-Move Randy Holt's odd flourish where a one handed fan springs from the top of the pack. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 105
Deep Astonishment (Product) Commercial version of Anything Deck Deep Astonishment product 2004
Dehydrated Deck A small packet is unfolded and assembled into a card case. The case is opened and a deck is removed! Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 99
Déjà Vu Four half dollars placed in the hand disappear and reappear underneath four cards on the table. Close-Up Seductions 1984
Discount Deck A deck consisting of one card is given to the spectator, card held behind their back changes to another. Close Up Fantasies Book One 1980
Double Decker Color changing deck routine Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Double Monte Two aces change places with one queen. A follow up for Three Card Monte Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 121
Double Suicide Spectator holds King of Hearts at fingertips, Ace of Spades balanced on back of hand, deck placed on Ace, Ace travels to join King. Close-Up Kinda Guy 1983
Drop Shot A corner is torn from a card and placed in the pocket as a receipt. The damaged card is lost in the deck which is placed atop a glass where all can see. The corner drops into the glass and the selection is removed from the pocket where the corner was! Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Easy Royal Spectator names favorite Ace, four cards removed from borrowed deck, each shown to be Ace named by spectator, cards dealt to table showing five cards instead of four, cards turned over to reveal Royal Flush in suit of spectator's Ace. Supermagic 1977
El Warpo The card case turns inside out... or you try to convince the audience they are INSIDE the case and prove it. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Electric Aces A four aces effects that combines the invisible palm, cards across, and elevator aces with a no-moves penetration of the final ace through the spectator's hand. Close Up Fantasies Finale 1981
Elevator Card Trick Bonus effect on Stars of Magic Video? Stars of Magic #3 Video Paul Harris Volume 1 1980
Erase the Ace The ink on the ace of spades is completely erased transforming the ace into a blank card, then proceed to print an ace on the blank Genii 1985 September 1985
Fan Dance Card selected, spectator initials small piece of paper, deck fanned and piece of paper placed on edge of fan where it magically sticks, paper travels along edge of fan, spectator grabs it…. Close-Up Seductions 1984
Fanatasy Aces Daryl and Paul join forces to produce the four aces. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Fantasy Coins Thru Table New approach allows magician to keep both hands on table while coins penetrate. Close Up Fantasies Book Two 1980
Fizz Master Two cans of soda are shown. One is shaken vigourously so that it will spray when opened. The magician then magically removes the fizz and transfers it to the other can which sprays when opened. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Flap Jacks A very nice flourish production of four of a kind. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Flash Control A flourish and control Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 153
Flash-Fold Dead simple signed business card to matchbox using an ingenious gaff. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 87
Flesh physical mentalism effect where the power of the mind is used to move small pieces of a broken toothpick from hand to hand. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Flip Flop Plop Card control based on the Three Card Monte toss. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 59
Floating Deck One on one close-up levitation. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Fluffer Deck A spectators name which was written on the back of a card vanishes and reappears on written large on the entire spread deck. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Force Deck ribbon spread, spectator touches card, magician turns card face up without looking, card is actually forced. Close-Up Entertainer 1979
Four Finger Finale A flashy ending for coins across. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Free Flight Coins vanish from your hand and appear under a single playing card. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Free Lunch Visual oddity wherein a cocktail weenie is produces at the spectator's fingertips. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Free Ride A simple method of adding a card or cards to the deck during a performance. Uses the card case but the cards are NOT place inside the case. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Galaxy Out Of This World variation Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996 253
Gambler vs. Mentalist vs. Magician Another lesson in presentation... this time a Triumph routine. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 191
Giant Killer Coin Coin Matrix with giant coin kicker Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 79
Grasshopper (original) Selected card vanishes from between two Kings to appear between the other two Kings. Supermagic 1977 23
Grasshopper (revised) A card jumps from between one pair of kings to the other. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 125
Guts Signed card to wallet using a new principle. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Handful of yogurt through table A goofy routine Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 46
Hard Boiled Quarter (Product) Broken and restored quarter. A commercial product for the torn and restored quarter? Hard Boiled Quarter / Half product 1980
Hard Core Travelers Four Aces travel, one at a time, from magician's hand to table. Close-Up Kinda Guy 1983
Hard Way Magician shows how a thin film of saliva will cause two dice to cling together, dice then shown to be permanently glued together. Las Vegas close-up 1978
Hairy Cary Card To Pocket A very bold card to pocket routine. Hocus Pocus Magazine Vol 1, Issue 1 1978
Headache A King of Hearts stabs himself in the head with a sword. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Hearburn A playing card is struck on a matchbook and ignites. The burning card can be used to light a cigarette. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Hedonists make up all the rules A complex equivoke routine. A card trick without cards. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Hefty Penetration A card, locked inside a Ziplock bag rises and penetrates the bag. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Hi Ho Silver A coin vanish using the deck for cover. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 157
Hi There Baby Cakes One of Paul's best 'movable ink' effects. A name and phone number, written on two cards fuse together on one card. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
hiccup A 'normal' card trick. A clever and visual card transposition. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Hit Me Again Performer deals two Jacks, then third Jack, third Jack changes to Ace. Close Up Fantasies Finale 1981
Hot Chocoloate The principle from The Dehydrated Deck is used to produce a full bar of chocolate from the folded wrapper you carry in your wallet. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
House Guest Conversations from the Edge Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 305
Illusion A card, placed between two Jacks vanishes and reappears face up in the center of the pack. Also called "QuickCon" in the Paul Harris Stars of Magic Volume 6 video. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 51
Immaculate Connection Linking playing cards II Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Immaculate Video Scam and the Ultra P.H. Immaculate Psychological Switch A card transposes with a card on the screen. Video tape itself is used as part of the trick. Stars of Magic #6 Video Paul Harris Volume 4 1982
Improv Nightshades Sunglasses drawn on a dollar bill flip up to show George's eyes. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 31
Improved Screwed Deck (Revised) A deck is twisted so that one end is face up and one is face down and then restored. Sort of a full deck Card Warp… Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996 99
Incredible Shrinking Hand Magician's hand (not hand of cards, but real hand) seems to visibly shrink when an attempt to palm a card is made. Close Up Fantasies Finale 1981
Incredible Tap Dancing Aces hree aces vanish one at a time from your hands, reappearing moments later in the tabled deck--the fourth ace having magically penetrated a spectator's hand. Las Vegas close-up 1978
Infamous Tap-Dancing Cards A selected card travels from the center of one packet to another, two Jacks placed one on each side of it, second card selected and returned to the other packet, card between Jacks chan Paul Harris Reveals Some of His Most Intimate Secrets 1976
Inner Circle A card is selected from a borrowed deck, returned and the deck shuffled. A rubber band is stretched around the deck, when suddenly and visibly the rubber band melts away. It simply disappears to be found just around the select card. The Inner Circle manuscript 1980
Instant Castle Two cards held in each hand, performer is able to instantly construct a castle. Close-Up Entertainer 1979
Instant Icompetency I.Q. Test Self working card trick Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Instant Replay A card hops off the deck and into your other hand. It then hops back onto the deck. A bonus application allows a card to change to another in mid air. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996 115
Interlaced Space Refinment of Interlaced Vanish Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 223
Interlaced Vanish Three cards, face down between the four kings, vanish! Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 219
Interlaced Vanish II Aces interlaced betwen Jacks vanish. Close-Up Kinda Guy 1983
Invisible Rising Card A Invisible Deck routine without the trick deck! Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 207
J.A.P.H. Maneuver Altman Maneuver with Paul Harris touches Stars of Magic #6 Video Paul Harris Volume 4 1982
Jack Puzzle Spectator given Ace, magician keeps two Jacks, one Jack openly exchanged with Ace, spectator finds they still have Ace, magician still has two Jacks, Ace placed aside, spectator given one Jack, Jack changes to Ace, spectator … Close Up Fantasies Book Two 1980
Jigsaw It starts off as a pleasant little transposition of a signed card, escalates into a mind-bending version matrix using 4 pieces of torn cards Paul Harris Reveals Some of His Most Intimate Secrets 1976
Joker Poker Triumph effect with color changing deck kicker The Magic of Paul Harris 1976
Just Call me Mr. Wonderful A flourish for removing the pack from it's case using only one hand. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
La La's Lu Lu aka The Phantom aka Cue Cards Etc (revised) Inspired by Larry Jenning's classic 'The Visitor'. This is a showy, rapid transposition of a chosen card in one packet of cards with an unknown phantom card in another packet. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 95
Language of the Cards Three cards selected, first two revealed by arranging tabled cards into letters 7H, 10S, last selection dealt to but card dealt to is wrong, card split into three, all three selections. Close-Up Kinda Guy 1983
Las Vegas Leaper Cards Across routines Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 185
Las Vegas Split (aka Ballerina Cards) The magician tells the tale of a Blackjack game where he was dealt a pair of deuces. He makes good by splitting the deuces into four aces. Then the four jacks are produced to make four winning hands! Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 147
Late for Lunch Miracle Maneuver A waiter is asked to set your watch to a random time and conceal it's face from you. You borrow a friends watch and set it to a random time. They match! Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Leaf A leaf is removed from a plant, marked and reattached. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Library Card Card selected, signed, returned to deck, paperback book given to spectator to hold, deck riffled at book, folded up page pops out of deck, spectator turns to that page and finds it missing with the signed card in its place. Supermagic 1977
License to Astonish your drivers license changes places with a spectators Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 275
Light and Heavy Dime A penny becomes stuck to the table Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 27
Limo Service A great Aces and Jacks routine that fits well with Las Vegas Split or Reset. The jacks are magically transported into the card case while the audience is distracted by the aces. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Lip Balm Okito box-like effect using a common drugstore item. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 37
Lip Smacker (Product) Make a breath mint disappear from the spectator's hand and reappear on your lips. Lip Smacker product 2000
Looker Self-working joke/trick. Close-Up Seductions 1984
Lysdexia A word in an ungimmicked book moves from one part of the page to another. Uses the same principle as 'Buck Naked' and 'Seductive Switch' applied to a page in a book rather than a dollar bill or playing Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
McGimmick Almost too weird to think about. Tricks using the lid to a fast food milkshake… Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Membrane A card is selected and turns out to be the one with the 'secret mark'. The mark is then transfered onto the card case, vanishes from there and appears on another card. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Membrane with a pack of smokes Same principle, different props. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Michael's Proposition Michael Ammar's addition to to Free Flight which causes the final coin AND the card to appear under the spectator's hand. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Mikey Mouse Math A nine spot is split into two and a seven. The two is subtracted from the seven leaving a five. Futher magical math is done until the selection is created. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Moms come and go but rolex is forever Fako Deck trick without the Fako deck Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Mondo Nifty Invisible Palm More invisible palm stuff. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Mr. Lucky A spectator places a dime, penny and nickel each on one packet. They can change the positions as much as they like. Luck is with you as you reveal that the spectator has placed the dime on a ten, the nickel on a five and the one on an ace. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Mystery of the Inner Aces Three selected cards appear face down intermixed with the four face up Aces. The Magic of Paul Harris 1976
Naked Angels on Bikes (product) The magician takes one of the 52 cards from the deck and openly slides it under the clear cellophane of the card case to protect it from outside. The two naked angels on the card are clearly visible. Slide card out from under the cellophane. One is gone. Naked Angels on Bikes product 2000
Nightshades (Product) Drawn on sunglasses on a dollar bill move. Nightshades product 1980
One and Only (product) You remove a flat, invitation-size envelope from your pocket and dump out an invisible deck. You direct a spectator to freely destroy these imaginary cards until only a single card remains. That card is then pulled out of envelope. One and Only product 2005
Open Revelation (original) card production The Magic of Paul Harris 1976
Open Revelations (Revised) Two one-handed fans are waved over the table and a face up ace appears. The fans are shown on both sides and another aces is produced. In this way all four aces are produced. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 127
Overexposed The deck is turned into a disposable camera (using a Queen as a flash Qube) and magic ensues.. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 171
P.D.Q. #2 coins across Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996 107
P.D.Q. Coins Across (original) Coins Across--Four coins travel one at a time from one hand to the other, very fast, clean handling. Supermagic 1977
P.H. Breakthrough (revised) (aka Immaculate Breaktrhough) A deck is set atop it's case then pushed through the top and back inside. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996 295
P.H. Invisible Palm (aka Real World Invisible Palm) Humorous pseudo-explaination of how the Tap Dancing Aces works. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
P.H. Vanishing Deck Remove a deck from it's case, cover it with your hand. Remove the Joker from the top, wave it over the hand and the deck vanishes only to appear back in the box. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 41
P.U.S.H. Utility move for exchanging one up-jogged card with another. Close-Up Entertainer 1979
Paper Chase Chink-A-Chink with paper balls Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 211
Peanut Buter and Jellyfish The Jerry Andrus' floating card theory applied to the top half of a sandwich. This is weird even by Paul standards. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Peeler A small 'nick' in the back of a card is peeled back and then restored. This is the trick that eventually will become the Chocolate Coin trick. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Pen-Ultimate* signed card is inserted under the clip of ballpoint pen, spectator holds both ends of pen, fan of cards covers card, when removed signed card is seen to be impaled on the pen. Las Vegas close-up 1978
Perfectionist (aka The Unshuffle) A three phase routine in which the cards separate into red and black piles, the piles transpose and the deck instantly mixes using 'reverse psychology'. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Perfection-Ten Paper Clip Paradox old mathamatical puzzle done with office supplies. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Perpetual-motion coin myth An impossible (!?!) coin flourish Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 217
Phantom card transposition The Magic of Paul Harris 1976
Press Kind of a quickie collectors type effect using small packet. The Magic of Paul Harris 1976
Putty Buddy (Official Tyke-trick) Paul takes on the paddle move with a routine that use a pair of pennies stuck in Silly Puddy. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Putty Buddy's Pal Copper/Silver with silly putty Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Pyramid King displayed and placed face down on table, deck placed on top of King, leaving behind three cards in Magician's hand in shape of triangular prism, deck cut and cut completed, deck riffled at prism, which is dismatled to show King. Close-Up Kinda Guy 1983
Quarter Caper Three half dollars are produced from 'inside' a borrowed quarter. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Re-set Two packets, aces and jacks are shown. Jacks are placed on the table and aces are held in the hands. One at a time the aces change places with the jacks. For a kicker ending the four jacks reset and become aces once again Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 137
Res-set Options Further thoughts twenty years after the original publication of Re-Set. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 143
Return of the Bizzare Shrink The Bizarre principle is used to shrink a playing card. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Revised Revelation Aces openly distributed throughout the deck, deck cut and each half fanned to show fronts and backs of cards, fans held face down above table, touch briefly, one Ace appears face up on table, repeated for other three. Supermagic 1977
Rip-Off Reverse Paul's first 'impromptu flap card' effect which came to full fruition in 'Buck Naked'. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 83
Rubber Band Scam ? On stars of magic 5 Stars of Magic #7 Video Paul Harris Volume 5 1983
Rumpled Splitskin A pair of business cards (one of which is signed) magically weld together. Paul suggests secretly getting a hold of someone's business card and preparing the gaff with that. Then ask for their card and floor them with this! Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Safe Cracker Three half dollars appear and vanish from within a deck of cards. Close Up Fantasies Book One 1980
Screenplay Video effect on Stars of magic video 2 Stars of Magic #4 Video Paul Harris Volume 2 1981
Screwed Deck Remove two halves of a deck of cards from your pocket. Explain these are your emergency cards. Screw them together much like you would a pool cue. Open the case and out comes the full deck of cards. Screwed Deck product 1980
Screwed Deck (Improved) See Screwed Deck Magic Magazine 1/1993 1993
Second Middle Bottom Magician demonstrates a false deal that allows cheating from the second, middle, and bottom cards at same time, magician deals Ace of Spades, Ace…. Close Up Fantasies Finale 1981
Seductive Switch The principle used in Buck Naked and Lysdexia is put to use in a Blackjack themed Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Sensuous Shuffle Deck shuffled with half the cards face up, instantly changes to all face up as cards are spread, face down cards then rise out of deck, deck given shake, face up cards visibly change to face down, deck shown as mixture of face up and face down. Close-Up Seductions 1984
Shape of Astonishment The image of the head side of a coin is embossed on a scrap of foil. When the coin is turned over the image changes to the tail side. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Side-Winder Attempts to push a card into the deck fail when the card slips out of the pack at odd angles. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Silver and Aces (original) Spectator cuts to the aces with kicker production of coins from beneath them. The Magic of Paul Harris 1976
Silver and Aces (revised) Gaff to carry and produce four coins for a card/coin routine Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 75
Silver Elevator Coins penetrate UP from the table into the deck. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Silver Slide Coin production Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 197
Simple Switch A 'both directions at once version' of Instant Replay. A great gag explaination of how cards transpose. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Skin Job Part of a spectator's business card penitrates into a book. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Sleight of Ear Seven of Spades forced, Four Kings and Seven used to show how more ink on card makes it crackle: packet of Kings flexed makes noise, Seven flexed is silent, Spectator guesses which card is Seven by listening, audible King changes to silent Seven… Close-Up Seductions 1984
Slider 4 Ace and 4 Jack effect Richard's Almanac 21 May 84 1984
Sliding Ink A card is marked on the back. The mark is removed tossed into the air and caught on the back of another card in the center of the deck. The mark is then dragged off of the second card and returned to the selection. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Solid Deception A short ambitious card routine which ends with the deck being welded into a solid block. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 107
Splits Unlimited A Two is visibly split into two Aces, various methods given. Las Vegas close-up 1978
Stamped Second Methods for demonstrating a (fake): perfect second deal by placing a stamp on the back of the top card. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Stapled (aka Staple and Stab) Two Jokers are stapled together. A signed card changes places with one of the stapled cards and is now stapled to the other joker! Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 167
Sticky Fingers bonus effect on Stars of magic video 3? Stars of Magic #5 Video Paul Harris Volume 3 1981
Strange Exchange An unbelievable transposition between a card and a coin! Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996 79
Strange-O A spectator makes a loop in a piece of string. You thread a pen into the loop and use it to slide the loop off leaving the specator holding a circle of string with no ends. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Streaker Spectator streaks finger along face-down spread, winds up with only one card under finger: the selected card. Close-Up Entertainer 1979
Stretch (Revised) (AKA Rubber Band Scam) (aka Inner Circle) A two phase routine with a deck and a rubber band. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Subtle Poker Move (original) Magician deals five cards to self, spectator, when spread, both hands have grown to over fifteen cards each. Close-Up Entertainer 1979
Subtle Poker Move (Revised) Spectator shuffles the deck and you deal two poker hands. After a gag where the spectators sees that you have three times the number of cards he was dealt you shuffle the deck and legitimately deal yourself a winning hand! Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996 123
Suffle Time Cards are produced to show that the deck can tell time. However, the time is incorrect until the magician waves his hands and changed the time zone to local time. The cards then display the correct time. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996 75
Suffle Time Cards are produced to show that the deck can tell time. However, the time is incorrect until the magician waves his hands and changed the time zone to local time. The cards then display the correct time. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996 75
Super Swindle A selection is placed face down between a pair (red threes for example): . All three cards are rolled into a 'blow dart gun'. A spectator blows the selection into the center of the deck face up and unfolded! Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Sweet Stuff A coin and the contents of a sugar packet change places. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Swing Thing A packet of Equal sweetner (or sugar) is opened, dumped into a folded bill, and then restored to it's original state. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Swiss Movement (aka Animated Pocket Knife) An animation effect using an ungaffed Swiss Army Knife and a playing (or credit): card. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Tallahassee Tent A refinement to the tent vanish The New York Magic Symposium Collection Four 1985
Tap Dancing Aces Aces vanish from your hands and appear in and one the deck. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996 219
Tap Dancing Finale A few changes to The Infamous Tap-Dancing Cards which make it possible to spread the deck face down to show that, except for the two selections, all of the backs have changed to a different color Paul Harris Reveals Some of His Most Intimate Secrets 1976
Tayari's Camouflage Card shown with metallic gold coating on one side, metallic silver on other, coin covered with matching material produced from gold side, vanishes back into it, coin covered with silver material produced from other side… Close Up Fantasies Finale 1981
They are $2 Aces Four half dollars are sandwiched together in the center of the Four half dollars are sandwiched together in the center of the deck. The four coins rise and fall throughout the deck like tiny round elevators. Genii 1985 September 1985
Think of a card impromptu think of a card effect Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 67
Three Fourth A corner is torn off a card, and the card is added to the deck. Torn corner is also added to the deck, and the corner and torn card instantly change places. Used as a lead in to Paul's Ultimate Rip Off from Super Magic The New York Symposium: Close-Up Collection by Richard Kaufman 1982
Three Way Display Card flourish in which the deck is split into three one-handed fans in quick succession. Supermagic 1977
Three Way Display Another flourish: the deck is cut into three one handed fans. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 131
Thumb-Break Spectator selects card, magician sticks thumb into deck to explain thumb-break, thumb visibly flattened across face of selection, magician re-inflates thumb, spectator places hand over card and cards below it, magcian makes card disappear and reappear Close Up Fantasies Finale 1981
Tic Tac Coin in the bottle done with a dime and a box of Tic Tacs. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Time Machine After introducing the subject of toys purchased from the back of comic books the performer introduces his childhood favorite: a 25 cent time machine (a small black paper square): . A demonstration of it's power is then down with a deck of cards. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Too Slick Ace is buttered for cheating purposes, Ace slides out from between cards to disappear, finally appearing face down in face up deck. Close-Up Seductions 1984
Torn and Restored Coin (original) Coin shown in three seperate pieces, pieces stacked and placed in magician's hand, hand open to reveal whole coin. Supermagic 1977
Torn and Restored Coin (Revised) Torn and Restored Coin Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 145
Torn and Restored Deck Bro. John Hamman's Micro-Macro principle is used to create the illusion of a torn pack of cards. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996 71
Torn and Restored Mentalist A torn off section of a card case is used to write a prediction. The flap is used to stab the deck and finds the two matching selections. Finally, the flap with written prediction is restored to the card case The New York Symposium: Close-Up Collection by Richard Kaufman 1982
Torn Mentalist (1981) Card case flap used to select card and predict and then restored Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Transfusion Confusion signed torn and restored card and transposition The Magic of Paul Harris 1976
Traveling Triumph A Triumph effect disguised as a shuffling test for dealers in Las Vegas Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996 185
Tuning Fork An odd bit where a selected card rises out of the deck. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Tunnel Vision Conversations from the Edge Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 303
TV Magic Card Video effect on Stars of magic video 3? Stars of Magic #5 Video Paul Harris Volume 3 1981
Twilight A single coin is place in front of a small mirror so it appear two coins are on the table. The coin and it's reflection are then dragged to the side and the reflection becomes a real coin. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Twilight Angels (Product) This is a very visual effect where you actually capture an angel off of the back of a Bicycle playing card, using a small mirror, and place the captured angel next to the one on the other end of the card. Twilight Angels product 2000
Twinkie Bottle A washer is placed over the opening in a bottle. A tube is formed around the neck and a pen is dropped into the bottle through the too small hole in the washer. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Twinkie Too Optional phase 2 to Twinkie Bottle Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Twisted Topology Reality Twister effect using rubber bands Genii 2003 July 2003
Ultimate Rip-off A torn and restored card using only ONE playing card. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 113
Ultimate Rip-off: Dancing with the Last Piece Further thoughts on the Ultimate Rip-off Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 119
Uncanny A one cup, cup and ball routine using a Beenie Weenie can. At the end the can fills with Beenie Weenies so that you enjoy a hot meal! Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 225
Uncut Version An odd visual where two halves of torn cards are restored to their 'uncut' versions. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Uncut Version of The Uncut Version Variant handling of above, two cards torn in half to create needed half cards Close Up Fantasies Book Two 1980
Unhinged A folding deck effect. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Unshuffling Rebecca visual triumph-like effect Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 23
Up the Ladder and down the shorts Extension of Charlie Miller's false shufffle Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Vacuum Cleaner Card Case Card selected, vacuum cleaner (card case) used to reveal it, card case sticks to top of deck, when pried off found to be holding selection. Close Up Fantasies Finale 1981
Vacuum Cleaner Cards An invisible hairball causes the Vacuum Cleaner Card Case to inhale a selected card. A very funny four ace routine with a script full of bad puns and innuendo. Art of Astonishment Vol 1 1996 159
Venezuela Vanish Paul's subtleties to the tent vanish Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996 232
Wax Lips A spectator blows you a kiss which is caught on the face of a selected card. You remove the kiss in the form of a pair of wax lips. Art of Astonishment Vol 2 1996
Whack Your Pack (aka reflex) A spectator thinks of a card, it vanishes and reappears in your pocket under test conditions and with amazing humor. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996 207
Whirlpool Card torn in spiral fashion, restored. Close-Up Kinda Guy 1983
Window of Opportunity While performing magic at party your signed business card vanishes and reappears inside an unopened envelope that someone else mailed to your host. The host opens the envelope. Art of Astonishment Vol 3 1996
Wonder Woman Wherein anatomically accurate character portraits of you and a spectator are fashioned from a common deck of cards. Close-Up Seductions 1984
X-Press A variation of P.H.'s own Press with different handling: Paul Harris Reveals Some of His Most Intimate Secrets 1976
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Books Magic of Paul Harris (1976) Paul Harris Reveals Some of His Most Intimate Secrets (1976) Supermagic (1977) Las Vegas Close Up (1978) Close-Up Entertainer (1979) Close Up Fantasies Book I (1980) Close Up Fantasies Book II (1980) Close Up Fantasies Finale (1981) Close-Up Kinda Guy (1983) Brainstorm in the Bahamas (1983) Close-Up Seductions (1984) Secrets of the Astonishing Executive (1991) Art of Astonishment (1996)
Manuscripts Super Swindle (1976) Cardboard Connection (1977) Return of the Bizarre Shrink (1977) Inner Circle (1980) P.H. Breakthrough (1981) Immaculate Connection (1983)
Lecture Notes and Products Vanishing Deck (1973) Inside/Close up (1976) Signed Card in Match Box (1976) Twilight (1979) Hard Boiled Quarter (1980) Solid Deception (1980) Screwed Deck (1991) Portable Smoke (c.1992) Night Shades (c.1993) Cardian Angels (1995) Naked Angels on Bikes (2000) Reality Twister (2000) Lip Smacker (2000) Twilight Angels (2000) Deep Astonishment (2004) One and Only (2005) Deep Astonishment II (2006)
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