The Lost Notebooks of John Northern Hilliard

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The Lost Notebooks of John Northern Hilliard
AuthorJohn Northern Hilliard
PublisherGenii Corporation
Publication Date2001
LanguageEnglish
Pages295
 

The Lost Notebooks of John Northern Hilliard is a book published by Genii Corporation in 2001 that is a facsimile edition of two Hilliard missing notebooks from Greater Magic.

Hundreds of the tricks that Hilliard had collected were nowhere to be found in the final published version of Greater Magic. There was a great hubbub about the missing material. A number of magicians entered the hotel room where he died ... perhaps one of them left with something.

In the 1990s, a box full of old magic catalogs was sold at an auction in middle America. At the bottom of this box, and not even listed in the contents, were two old notebooks with hundreds of typed pages in brown leatherette bindings. They were the lost notebooks of John Northern Hilliard.

Reviewed in Genii 2002 March

Contents

Contents

Notebook 1

Stewart Judah Section

  • 5 The Magic Square Mnemonic System for Remembering Numbers in Squares
  • 9 The Five Pellets and Cards Trick
  • 9 Judah's Improvement on his Pellet Trick
  • 11 Hunter's False Shuffle
  • 11 The Torn and Restored Card with a Borrowed Deck
  • 12 Judah's Card Force
  • 13 Stewart Judah's Original Check Trick
  • 15 Reverse Card Tricks: First Effect
  • 15 Reverse Card Tricks: Second Effect
  • 15 Reverse Card Tricks: Third Effect
  • 16 Judah's "Fifteen" Card Trick
  • 17 Eugene Laurent's Method
  • 18 The Zens Pocket to Pocket Trick
  • 20 Judah's "Think 'Stop' Trick"
  • 22 A New Judah Trick
  • 22 Judah's Clock Trick
  • 23 Rouge Et Noir (T. Page Wright & William W. Larsen, Sr.)
  • 24 Rouge Et Noir (Stewart Judah)
  • 25 Variation on an Old Theme (Judah)
  • 26 Variations on an Old Theme, No.2
  • 26 Reversed Card Trick
  • 27 Judah's Clock Trick (With Ace of Spades as Pointer)
  • 28 Judah's Improvement on Impey's "Say 'When'" Card Trick
  • 29 Card on Handkerchief (as performed by Leslie Guest)
  • 29 The Secret of the Swami (Leslie Guest)
  • 29 Stewart Judah's Routine
  • 30 The Triangle (Stewart Judah)
  • 30 Judah's Four Envelopes
  • 32 Judah Want Ad Test
  • 34 Judah's Four Ace Trick
  • 35 Vernon's Princess Card Trick
  • 35 Another Vernon Princess Card Routine
  • 35 A Mnemonic Trick (Al Baker)
  • 36 Judah Four Aces, Latest 4 Ace Trick
  • 37 A Variation of the Stanley Collins' Four Ace Trick Slide Principle
  • 39 Four Ace Trick (Stewart Judah)
  • 39 Al Baker's Spelling Set Up
  • 40 The Four Aces (Henry Huber's Method)
  • 43 My Favorite Ace Trick (Jack Merlin)
  • 46 The 4 Queens
  • 49 A Four Ace Routine (Gerald Kosky)
  • 50 Dice & Card
  • 52 A Baffling Slate Trick
  • 53 Al Baker's Wonderful Four Cards and Four Pellets Mystery
  • 55 Another Subtle Al Baker Mystery
  • 56 Judah's Four Pellet Prediction
  • 60 Dai Vernon's Force
  • 60 Judah's Poker Chip Trick
  • 63 Odd and Even
  • 64 Judah's Letter Trick

Al Baker Section

  • 71 Al Baker's Cut and Restored Ribbon
  • 72 Al Baker's Coin in Envelope
  • 72 Al Baker's Switch of Decks
  • 73 Al Baker's Levitation of a Dollar Bill
  • 73 Al Baker's Untieing Handkerchief Knot
  • 74 Mind Reading Card Trick (Al Baker's Pellet Trick)
  • 75 Another Al Baker Pellet Trick
  • 76 Mind Reading Card Trick (Al Baker's Own Written Description)
  • 78 Mind Reading Card Trick No.2 (Al Baker)
  • 79 Al Baker's Card Force (No.1)
  • 79 Al Baker's Hat and Three Banknotes
  • 80 Al Baker's Vanish of a Dollar Bill (For Brema Bill Tube)
  • 80 An Al Baker Card Force (No.2)
  • 80 An Al Baker Crimp
  • 80 Al Baker's Newspaper Mystery
  • 81 "Think 'Stop'"! (An Al Baker Card Trick)
  • 82 Al Baker's Three Card and Pellet Mystery
  • 82 Al Baker's Glass of Water and Coin
  • 83 Al Baker's Chinese Rings (Without Key-ring)
  • 83 Baker's Handkerchief Tie (Horowitz Handkerchief Trick)
  • 84 Al Baker's Sympathetic Silks
  • 84 Al Baker's Dye Tube
  • 85 Al Baker's Five Nickels
  • 85 Al Baker's Spelling Trick
  • 86 Spirit Photograph Card (Al Baker's Method of Performing Ducrot's Trick)
  • 86 Al Baker's Divining Knife
  • 87 Al Baker's Telephone Directory Trick
  • 87 Al Baker's Untying Handkerchief
  • 88 Al Baker's Cigarette Trick (Card in Cigarette)
  • 89 Cutting Same Number of Cards Counted (Al Baker)
  • 89 Al Baker's Rising Cards
  • 90 The Torn and Restored Strip of Paper (Al Baker)
  • 90 To Spell a Mentally Chosen Card (Al Baker)
  • 90 A Pretty Paper Trick (Al Baker)
  • 91 Pack That Cuts Itself (Al Baker)
  • 92 Method of Getting Rid of Flap While in Audience (Al Baker)
  • 92 How to Get Name Wanted on Examined Slate (Al Baker)
  • 93 Two Person Slate Test (Al Baker)
  • 95 Al Baker's Billet Test
  • 97 Al Baker's Billet Reading Extraordinary
  • 98 Mathematical Number Trick (Al Baker)
  • 99 Thought Foretold (Al Baker)
  • 101 An Al Baker Card Trick
  • 101 Al Baker's Version of the Old Ten-Card Trick
  • 102 Another Baker Twist to the Old-Ten Card Trick
  • 103 An Al Baker Card Trick With Two Prearranged Packs
  • 103 Card from Hat (Al Baker)
  • 104 Card in Pocketbook (Al Baker)
  • 104 The Pack that Cuts Itself (Al Baker)
  • 104 Poker Face (Al Baker)
  • 105 Forcing a Short Card (Al Baker)
  • 105 A Transmission Code (Al Baker)
  • 105 Second Sight For Two People (Al Baker)
  • 105 Dead Name Trick (Al Baker)
  • 106 Al Baker's Reverse Cards (With Waxed Cards)
  • 106 Al Baker's Card Out of a Hat (Old Method)
  • 107 Card, Cornucopia, and Pellet (Al Baker)
  • 107 Al Baker's Cornucopia for Getting Rid of Torn Card Pieces, Etc.
  • 108 Al Baker's Routine for the Torn and Restored Napkin
  • 108 Al Baker's Short Cut Computing in a Pre-Arranged Pack
  • 108 "Houdini's Escape" (Al Baker)
  • 108 Al Baker's Saturday Evening Post Trick (An Addition)
  • 109 Al Baker's Force
  • 109 Al Baker's 20th Century Handkerchief Trick
  • 110 Al Baker's Torn and Restored Magazine Page
  • 111 Mental Trick with Cards, 2 Persons (Al Baker)
  • 111 A Mental Trick (Al Baker)
  • 111 Trick with Svengali Pack (Al Baker)
  • 112 An Al Baker Trick
  • 114 Card in Wallet - New Method
  • 115 A New Twist to the Cigarette Paper Trick
  • 116 The Bending Coin
  • 116 Fan Location (Horowitz)
  • 116 Baker's False Shuffle
  • 117 Two Mental Card Tricks (A La Moe)
  • 119 Al Baker's Handkerchief Knot (note)
  • 119 The Miniature Card and Shell Coin (note with Baker idea)
  • 119 Chair Balancing with Thread (Baker idea)
  • 119 Baker's Two Person Stunt with Cards. "Mind Reading"
  • 120 Baker's Card Trick with Prearranged Deck (& Envelopes)
  • 122 "A Pretty Paper Trick" (Al Baker's Torn and Restored Paper Ribbon)
  • 122 Horowitz' Palm of One Card
  • 122 Horowitz' Palm of Several Cards
  • 122 Horowitz' Location
  • 122 Horowitz' Princess Card Trick
  • 123 Horowitz' Four Reverse Cards and Drawn Card
  • 123 Al Baker's 30 Card Trick
  • 123 Dave Vernon's Red and Blue Pack Mystery
  • 124 Al Baker's Two Card Trick
  • 124 Al Baker's "Houdini" Escape
  • 124 Baker's Tearing a Bill (A La Paul Rossini)
  • 125 An Al Baker Effect with a Stripper Deck
  • 125 An Al Baker Mnemonic Trick
  • 125 Baker's Two Person Transmission Trick
  • 125 Baker's 10 Card & Envelopes
  • 125 Leslie Guest's Transmission
  • 126 Horowitz, A Great Trick
  • 127 Al Baker's Clock
  • 127 Okito's "Boy's Card in Hand"
  • 128 Al Baker's Location
  • 128 Horowitz' Two Pack Trick
  • 128 Horowitz' Two Reverse Card Tricks
  • 129 Horowitz' 4 Jacks, Or the 4 Burglars

The Annemann Section

  • 132 Annemann's Routine with Reversed Cards
  • 132 Annemann - Trick Transposition
  • 133 Annemann's Blue & Red Card Transposition
  • 134 Annemann's Two Pack Tricks: Sympathy
  • 135 Annemann's Color Changing Deck
  • 136 Annemann's Four Ace
  • 140 Annemann's Improvement on the Changing Bag
  • 140 Annemann's Suggestion for the Brema Nut Trick
  • 140 Remote Control (Annemann)
  • 141 Remote Control Improved (Orville Meyer)
  • 142 The Dollar Cigarette Challenge (Annemann)
  • 143 The Thought Card
  • 145 Annemann's Spelling Trick (No.1)
  • 145 Annemann's Famous Five Card Trick
  • 146 Red or Black (With 14 Cards)
  • 146 Annemann's Three Pack Trick
  • 146 Annemann's Reversed Card Principle
  • 147 Annemann's Spread Card Trick
  • 147 An Annemann Card Mystery
  • 148 Annemann's Method of Finding Cads at a certain number in the pack, combining two methods - thus being able to repeat an effect
  • 149 Annemann's Reversible Card Effect
  • 149 An Annemann Card Mystery
  • 150 Annemann's Spelling Trick (No.2)
  • 150 Annemann's Red and Blue Deck Mystery
  • 151 Annemann's Dead or Alive (With Al Baker's Slate)
  • 152 Annemann's Two Card Reverse
  • 153 Annemann's New "Think 'Stop'" Trick
  • 154 Annemann's Pellet Trick
  • 155 Annemann's Premier Book Test
  • 157 Annemann's Traveling Thought Card
  • 160 Annemann's Nightmare Effects

Notebook 2

Yettmah Section

  • 164 Cut and Restored Turban
  • 167 Yettmah's Cigarette, Card, and Envelope
  • 169 Yettmahh's Thread Trick
  • 169 Ching Ling Foo's Original Method of Holding and Releasing Bowls of Water, Pails of Water, and Other Big Objects for Production Under Cloths
  • 170 Yettmah's Coin Fold
  • 174 The Living or the Dead Problem: Being Material Gathered from Various Sources Having to do with this Special Effect, Commonly Known as "The Dead Name" Trick
  • 174 The Living and Dead Problem
  • 175 Al Baker's Living and Dead name Trick (No.1)
  • 175 Another Method (No.2) (Al Baker)
  • 176 Living and Dead Problem as Presented by Al Baker (His Own Written Explanation)
  • 178 Living and Dead Problem (No.3) (Al Baker's Third Method)
  • 179 The Dead Name
  • 180 Two People Code (Greta Annemann's Code) (Hilliard's Code)
  • 180 Bill Test
  • 181 Dead and Alive Name Trick (With Credit to Annemann)
  • 182 The Quick and the Dead (Stanley Collins) (No.1)
  • 182 The Quick and the Dead (Stanley Collins) (No.2)
  • 183 Annemann's Spirit Answer
  • 184 Charles Peet's Living and Dead Test (From an Annemann Performance)
  • 184 Living and Dead Test (Charles Peet's Own Description)
  • 188 Harry Price Description
  • 188 Raising the Dead (Eddie Joseph)
  • 190 Holmes' New Handkerchief Stand (Donald Holmes)
  • 190 Cards in the Hat (Donald Holmes)
  • 191 Abbott's Spiritualistic Trick
  • 191 Abbott's 3 Slates
  • 192 Donald Holmes' Rising Cards
  • 193 Holmes Additional Effect to the Judah Reversed Pack
  • 193 Jess Mueller's Spelling Trick Behind the Back
  • 193 Mueller's 30 Card Trick
  • 193 Mueller's Trick at the Table with 2 Half Dollars
  • 194 Chapter on Two People Stuff; Mental Magic
  • 194 An Original Slate and Number Test (Al Baker)
  • 196 Mnemonic Card Trick (With Assistant)
  • 197 An Original Magazine Test (Hilliard)
  • 199 A Telepathic Experiment
  • 199 Ashes (Chris Van Bern)
  • 200 Oriental Ashes (Tom Sellers)
  • 201 The Divination Miracle
  • 206 A "Mental" Test
  • 208 Al Baker's "Two Souls with but a Single Thought"
  • 208 Al Baker's Card Discovery
  • 208 Judah's Routine for "Two Souls" Trick
  • 209 "Two Souls with but a Single Thought" (John N. Hilliard's Routine)
  • 210 "Two Souls with but a Single Thought" (Al Baker's Own Explanation)
  • 211 "Two Souls with but a Single Thought" (George Pughe's Method)
  • 212 Hilliard's Version - with Prearranged pack
  • 214 "Two Souls with but a Single Thought" (A New Al Baker Version)
  • 215 "Two Souls with but a Single Thought" (Judah's Version of Al Baker's Masterpiece)
  • 218 Prediction (Arnold)
  • 218 Variation by John Northern Hilliard
  • 219 LePaul's Card Trick
  • 220 The Prediction (From Linking Ring)
  • 220 "Stop" (From Linking Ring)

Card System Section

  • 222 The Educated Cards (Walter Gibson)
  • 222 A Puzzler (Gibson)
  • 224 Special Cards & Packs (Essay)
  • 224 Longs & Shorts
  • 224 Biseaute or Tapering Cards
  • 226 A New Long Card Pack (Victor Farelli)
  • 227 Cornered Cards
  • 227 Marked Cards
  • 229 List of Special Packs
  • 230 Special Packs (Essay)
  • 230 Strippers
  • 230 Svengali
  • 231 The "Mene-Tekel" or Self-Shifting Pack
  • 231 The Color-Changing Pack
  • 232 The Svengali or Self-Forcing Deck (Essay)
  • 233 Rogers' "Ever-Ready" Forcing Pack
  • 234 Card Trick using the Svengali Deck
  • 235 The Self-Shifting Pack (And a Trick Therewith)
  • 236 The Instanto Deck (Billy O'Connor)
  • 237 The Short and Narrow Pack
  • 237 The Short and Wide Pack (Al Baker's Favorite Deck)
  • 237 The "Revelation Pack" (Walter Gibson)
  • 238 Arthur Buckley's System for Getting a Card at any Number
  • 239 The Rouge Et Noir with a Stripper Deck (Judah)
  • 240 The "Ne Plus Ultra" Card Trick (Ernest Noakes)

Card Systems (With the use of Prearranged Packs)

  • 242 Ireland's Systemless System
  • 244 "Two in a Pocket" (Wright and Larsen)
  • 246 "Miraco" (Edward Bagshawe)
  • 247 Super Mental Card Effect
  • 248 Satan's Trance
  • 249 Clement De Lion on Card Systems and Prearranged Decks (From Sphinx)
  • 250 Coluria (Charles T. Jordan)
  • 250 The Card and Number Mystery (Jordan)
  • 251 A Baffling Card Trick
  • 251 Naming a Chosen Card (Gibson)
  • 252 The Clock Trick
  • 252 "Suitability" (Larsen and Wright)
  • 254 Paul Brade (Le Paul) System

Tricks with Prearranged Packs

  • 255 A.F. Bowen's Routine
  • 257 Suggestions for Tricks with Prearranged Packs

Chapter on Poker Deals

  • 260 The Stud Poker Deal
  • 260 Gambling Game with Cards
  • 261 High and Low Card
  • 261 The #31 Game with Dice
  • 262 The "Thirty-One" Card Trick (A Counting Puzzle)
  • 263 The Drunken Poker Player or Drunken Gambler (Stewart Judah)
  • 263 A Fake Run Up Poker Hand (Jack Merlin)
  • 263 Audacity Run Up
  • 264 Seven Pat Hands
  • 264 Master Poker Dealing (Merlin)
  • 265 "The Imaginary hand" (Stewart Judah)
  • 271 Exhibition Poker Feat (Merlin)
  • 271 Telling Amount of Cards Cut by Spectator (Merlin)
  • 272 Canfield
  • 273 A Deceptive False Overhand shuffle (Harry Stork)
  • 274 The One-Arm Gambler, A Four Ace Trick (T. Page Wright)
  • 274 Another Routine for These Three Mechanical Aces (Will Lindhorst)
  • 276 Ben Erens' Poker Deal
  • 278 The L.W. Poker Deal Trick (Larsen and Wright)
  • 279 The Great Poker Trick (John Northern Hilliard)
  • 283 Letter to John Hilliard from Michael F. Zens (1932)
  • 284 My Theory About the Use of Marked Cards (Michael F. Zens)
  • 287 The Red Ace Trick (Michael F. Zens)
  • 288 The "How Come" Card Trick (Michael F. Zens)
  • 290 The Joker's Dual Prophecy (Michael F. Zens)
  • 293 Rouge Et Noir, Zens' Trick with marked Deck
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