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Topic: Cigarette flurry.
Message: Posted by: Bodgit (Oct 15, 2013 01:58PM)
Does anyone have video links for a lit cigarette flurry as part of a routine? Great admirer of the work done by Cellini, Max T Oz (unlit routine) and Jimmy Talksalot etc, certainly something you don't see much these days. Sonny Holliday's routine amazes me more each time I watch it, just wish I could find a better quality video.

My own routine has stagnated, and could use some pepping up. Keith Clark's Encyclopedia of Cigarette Tricks was my first magic book (sadly lost in a house fire....another story), and my stuff comes from that. I feel like I'm performing a series of sleights rather than a routine, goes down ok though.

I've spent hours trawling around Youtube but mostly seem to find disturbingly different Cyrils.

Any help would be much appreciated.
Message: Posted by: Zuke (Oct 15, 2013 02:22PM)
Routined Manipulation books. There are 2 volumes I THINK there are cigarette routines in both.
Message: Posted by: Bodgit (Oct 15, 2013 03:10PM)
Thanks. Used to have Vol 1 and think there was a routine in it, don't remember the details. I downloaded Finale from Lybrary.com a while ago so I assume they have it.

If you come across any links for lit cigarette performances please let me know.
Message: Posted by: Devious (Oct 15, 2013 03:13PM)
Here's a simple yet effective production by Vincent,
An up and coming Illusionist...You will be hearing some
great things about him very soon.


Look up Tom Mullica's work on YouTube buddy...
Best of luck!
Message: Posted by: Bodgit (Oct 15, 2013 04:40PM)
Thanks Devious. Vincent looks really smooth, any more of him about? I do a similar sequence, can't remember if it came from Clark or Mullica.

That's the sort of thing I like. I know "handwashing" isn't everyone's cup of tea, but used sparingly elevates your magic credentials in the eyes of a spectator.
Message: Posted by: ROBERT BLAKE (Oct 16, 2013 06:29AM)
what about this?
Message: Posted by: tboehnlein (Oct 16, 2013 09:06PM)
Looks like juggling to me as well as angles would be a concern, I think the editing helps, I could see this on the street though http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H7qcoJ3FCQ, but what the heck he si doing this for a group of kids?
Message: Posted by: Bodgit (Oct 17, 2013 11:57AM)
Thanks again. Both interesting. I have a feeling I need to get a new copy of Clark's Encyclopedia, and go through the Mullica dvd's again.

Problem with Mullica is I end up getting a stitch laughing.....then have to go outside for a cigarette :)
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Oct 17, 2013 04:21PM)
Try David Stone:




It was said he published this routine in Light My Fire Lecture notes. I cannot find it available, but if you post a requests I the Lets Make A Deal section of the Café maybe you will get lucky.

This is what you would be looking for:

Message: Posted by: Bodgit (Oct 18, 2013 12:08PM)
Thanks Bill. As you say "Light My Fire" doesn't seem to be freely available, fortunately I have his "Quit Smoking" dvd which has this routine, not the vanishing pack as advertised. There are also a couple of bonus handlings on his website.

I'm using part of this, without the complete vanish of both cigarette and lighter at the end, before the lit part of my routine.

I use the Miser's Dream to draw and build my crowd, then do the cigarette routine. I'm avoiding multiple cigarette productions so it doesn't simply echo the Miser's Dream. At the moment I do use one fake which is thrown to the floor before the original lit cigarette comes back into play.

Maybe I'm trying to over complicate something that doesn't really need it. The weather is too bad in Wales right now to get out and experiment with an audience, so only time will tell.

If you can think of a lit cigarette sequence available to view anywhere please let me know. It would be much appreciated.
Message: Posted by: dmoses (Oct 20, 2013 04:11PM)
There's some nice video on Kozmo's Tales from the Street dvd
Message: Posted by: Bodgit (Oct 21, 2013 01:46AM)
Thanks, I'll order it and check it out. Hopefully the rain will stop before Christmas. :)
Message: Posted by: dmoses (Oct 23, 2013 06:13PM)
In meantime... here's the inimitable Sonny Holliday
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Oct 23, 2013 07:16PM)
Message: Posted by: Kozmo (Oct 24, 2013 09:55PM)
Its cellinis routine.... art of street performing
Message: Posted by: Bodgit (Oct 26, 2013 07:00AM)
Sonny Holliday.....his routine is just amazing. Wish there were more clips of this quality.

Ordered the Keith Clark routine. Didn't realise that was still in print.

Thanks Kozmo, definitely working in the cig to mouth, hand to throat bit.
Message: Posted by: Max T. Oz (Jan 12, 2014 03:38PM)
On 2013-10-15 14:58, Bodgit wrote:
Does anyone have video links for a lit cigarette flurry as part of a routine? Great admirer of the work done by Cellini, Max T Oz (unlit routine) and Jimmy Talksalot etc, certainly something you don't see much these days.


Flurious cigarette routine with moi :)
Message: Posted by: MagiCol (Jan 12, 2014 05:09PM)
Max, I always enjoy watching and re-watching videos of you working on the streets!
Message: Posted by: Max T. Oz (Jan 12, 2014 05:43PM)
Thanks Col. Obviously a reflection of your fine taste lol