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Topic: Higley 'Hand of Glory'
Message: Posted by: Leslie Melville (Aug 4, 2007 12:59PM)
Some time ago, I asked Doug Higley to make me a 'Hand of Glory' to my own specification. He did and it arrived earlier this week. I am delighted with it! I am working on a presentation that will involve a 'Bleeding Candle'. I'll tell you all about it when it's done!





Leslie
Message: Posted by: ufo (Aug 4, 2007 01:12PM)
We await the juicy, drippy details!
Message: Posted by: The Reverend (Aug 4, 2007 02:08PM)
Hello Leslie,

Is this something you are planning to perform at Edinburgh this year?
(with fingers tightly crossed!)

Thanks and best regards,
Stephen.
Message: Posted by: Leslie Melville (Aug 4, 2007 03:00PM)
It is unlikely that I'll have it ready for Edinburgh - but who knows!

I am constructing a Gothic Horror storytelling production (Terrifying Tales!) for presentation in studio theatres, colleges etc. and am currently promoting the package for availability in 2008.

Those of you in the U.K. who are old enough, might remember a weekly radio series in the late 1940's & early 50's called "Appointment With Fear!" It featured actor Valentine Dyall as 'The Man in Black' who would present a half-hour dramatised tale of the macabre.

I am planning something along similar lines but as solo storyteller, William Warlock.

There won't be too much magic(k) as such, but I do intend to create a few sensual 'effects' to help sustain the suspense.

I will keep you informed!

Leslie
Message: Posted by: StrangeMagick (Aug 4, 2007 06:50PM)
Leslie:

Dave Birtwell here. I hope you have a preview for us at the ICBM Gathering (you will be attending again, won't you?). For anyone who gets a chance to see this man ... SEE HIM. He's top shelf when it comes to storytelling magic. Heck, just the stories alone are good enough. Also, do yourself a favor and purchase a copy of Magictales. You won't be sorry!!!
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Aug 4, 2007 07:55PM)
Leslie...soon as I get caught up (ha!) and a bit ahead, I'll be sending you the Demented All Seeing Eye. Since I designed it and released it for Story tellers...you should certainly have one since I hear you are one of the best in the game. Maybe you'll come up with something new. :) I'll tell the Wife it's research. haha.

Glad you liked the hand and hope it lives up to standards of performance.

Doug
Message: Posted by: Leslie Melville (Aug 5, 2007 03:51AM)
David,

Thank you for your kind words and yes, I am planning to be at the ICBM. I look forward to seeing you too. I can't promise to preview the Hand of Glory routine, but I WILL bring the hand for you all to see!

and Doug, Thank you also for your generous gesture. I have looked (hasn't everyone?!) at the 'eyes' in your ads. and considered how they might be used. In anticipation of its arrival, I will set 'the little grey cells' to work.

Thanks again, both of you.


Leslie.
Message: Posted by: Leslie Melville (Aug 30, 2007 07:30PM)
[quote]
On 2007-08-04 20:55, Doug Higley wrote:
Leslie...soon as I get caught up (ha!) and a bit ahead, I'll be sending you the Demented All Seeing Eye. Since I designed it and released it for Story tellers...you should certainly have one since I hear you are one of the best in the game. Maybe you'll come up with something new. :) I'll tell the Wife it's research. haha.

Glad you liked the hand and hope it lives up to standards of performance.

Doug
[/quote]

Doug,

I have devised a fairly comprehensive presentation that includes your 'Demented Eye'. But in order to fully integrate the eye into the routine, I really need to know exactly what it does!

As soon as I can find a suitable candle, I will post a photograph of 'The Hand of Glory' for other to see.

Cheers!

Leslie.
Message: Posted by: mota (Aug 30, 2007 07:53PM)
Hand of Glory sounds like something you would find in a Minneapolis airport restroom. What is it?
Message: Posted by: the Sponge (Aug 30, 2007 08:54PM)
[quote]
On 2007-08-30 20:53, mota wrote:
Hand of Glory sounds like something you would find in a Minneapolis airport restroom. What is it?
[/quote]
google it

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Message: Posted by: Leslie Melville (Aug 31, 2007 03:42AM)
You can check it out here:



http://www.thestorytelling-resource-centre.com/scary_stories3.html
Message: Posted by: mota (Aug 31, 2007 08:39AM)
That is creepy...thank you!
Message: Posted by: Slartibartfast (Aug 31, 2007 08:56AM)
[quote]
On 2007-08-30 20:53, mota wrote:
Hand of Glory sounds like something you would find in a Minneapolis airport restroom.
[/quote]

OK, THAT was funny.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Aug 31, 2007 03:56PM)
Leslie...please take the questions to eMail. :) I'll tell all.
Message: Posted by: fishwasher (Aug 31, 2007 04:52PM)
Could you post a picture of it? I'd love to see it...
Message: Posted by: Leslie Melville (Aug 31, 2007 06:37PM)
As soon as I have a suitable candle and have learned how to work the mysteries of posting photographs!





Leslie
Message: Posted by: fishwasher (Aug 31, 2007 07:25PM)
I look foward to it....


:)
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Sep 1, 2007 08:51AM)
Mr. Melville - blackhart.co.uk stock Bleeding Candles if that's any use to you? very good quality..
Message: Posted by: ssucahyo (Sep 1, 2007 12:02PM)
Yeah please...
is there any photos? I always ineteresting with Higley product.

CC
Message: Posted by: Leslie Melville (Sep 1, 2007 01:18PM)
I'll get a photograph up as soon as I can.

The 'bleeding' of the candle isn't a problem, I just need to get the right size, but thanks very much for your interest.

Leslie
Message: Posted by: BIlly James (Sep 20, 2007 04:11PM)
Has a pic of this surfaced yet?

I'd love to take a look at it.

Cheers
Billy
Message: Posted by: Leslie Melville (Sep 23, 2007 03:52PM)
I have the photographs. Just unable to load them on to the forum. I will try to get them on to my website and then provide a link - Thanks for your patience!
Message: Posted by: BIlly James (Sep 23, 2007 09:52PM)
Oh great, thanks Leslie.

I'm looking forward to seeing the pics.

All the best
Message: Posted by: Leslie Melville (Sep 24, 2007 10:10AM)
Try this link!

http://www.thestorytelling-resource-centre.com/scary_stories3.html

There should be two photos. If not, let me know!
Message: Posted by: fishwasher (Sep 24, 2007 10:21AM)
Very nice! thanks for posting the photos :)



Great story too
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Sep 24, 2007 03:08PM)
That's a nice lookin hand!
Message: Posted by: BIlly James (Sep 24, 2007 03:13PM)
Very nice!

There's no doubt about Higley, he sure does have a talent.

I've just read The Dark Waltz by Michael J Fraughton, he also has a Hand Of Glory presentation which I like a lot.

Thanks again for the pics!