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Topic: Silk through paper?
Message: Posted by: Vogler (Sep 23, 2017 05:13AM)
Iam searching for a trick I saw years ago , a female chinese magician pulls some silks through a colored paper...any source?
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Sep 23, 2017 05:19AM)
With the little description you gave, the answer would be, Silks From Newspaper. Without more information or a reference, this is the most likely answer. This is considered a production of small silks, not a penetration effect.

Message: Posted by: Vogler (Sep 23, 2017 03:57PM)
Mr Hegbli thank you gery much. Yes It was silks production :)
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Oct 4, 2017 11:46AM)
I saw Jade do it years ago in an Oakland Magic Circle Inter Club Contest. It was lovely.

-Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Oct 4, 2017 12:58PM)
I remember Jade doing this as well.

And idea that the late Terry Seabrooke of the U.K. suggested in a lecture, seemed to be a good routine. Find a World Map and cut star openings over the various countries. Then produce that countries flag.

Away, to get flags of nations, Laflin magic sells a line of flags, cut them off the line and use them to produce from the map. Just checked, and they only have the large size, they use to have 3 sizes, the small ones would fit the gimmick I referenced.

Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Oct 4, 2017 01:40PM)
Although the trick is good, I should have said Jade's performance was lovely. Still one of the visual moments in Magic that I cherish.

Message: Posted by: Julie (Oct 4, 2017 06:00PM)
Don Tanner/U.F. Grant sold a trick called Silk-O-LiK (not sure of spelling) circa early 1960's that involved a relatively large silk production with a liquid production at the end.

You could routine producing 3 differently colored 12-18" silks from the sheet of newspaper that had been shown on both sides, just like the regular Silks From Newspaper trick.

Then remove the silks and crumple the paper and pour 3 different colored liquids from the newspaper into separate wine/aperitif glasses matching the color of each silk.

A nice little interlude!

Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (Nov 14, 2017 12:36PM)
The Magic Nook recently released my "Silks From Newspaper Revisited" in The Wizards' Journal #35. I have been toying with this trick since my teen-age years, and have come up with a variety of new gimmicks and new ways of performing the trick to give it a larger production of silks and a better way of ending. As a bonus, I am including my "Twitch Tube" finale, which allows the silks produced individually to blend into one large silk or a large rainbow streamer that stretches across the stage.
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Nov 14, 2017 12:53PM)
In the "standard", "Silks From Newspaper" sold by all the dealers in the "old days", the gimck would hold about 4 silks (each about 3" x 4".

The trick could not be done surrounded, or even with spectators on three sides. I had obtained one when I was 13. It soon found its way to the "drawer of lost props". The tiny silks provided weren't even hemmed. They were cut with pinking shears!

It was the type of trick that looked OK when done by a young lady, or a 13 year old boy!
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Nov 14, 2017 02:08PM)
This is a Stage type trick.

I hope nobody EVER uses the pinked "silks" that come with cheap tricks.

They might be fine to practice with but mostly they should be thrown away. How can anyone fall in love with doing a trick with such shabby stuff?

-Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Nov 14, 2017 03:26PM)
Yup! I was very disappointed, when the package came with those four dinky unhemmed silks.

The catalog didn't state that it couldn't be done in a parlor situation. At 13, I very seldom had a STAGE to perform on!!!
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (Nov 14, 2017 06:27PM)
The original source for this trick was Doc Nixon's 1920 Hong Kong Paper Frame Pigeon Production Frame, which could be performed on stage or in the parlor and surrounded if necessary. I learned about that when I was 15, watching PC Sorcar perform it on The NBC Festival of Magic in 1957. That's when I gave up working with the little Silks From Newspaper and built several versions of production frames of my own design. But for sheer simplicity, you can't beat picking up a sheet of newspaper and producing a whole load of silks from it, before taking the silks and blending them into a 50 foot rainbow streamer. The production frames just look too much like stage props for my current tastes in magic. My work on Production Frames can be found in The Wizards' Journal #26 if anyone cares.
Message: Posted by: indomagic (Dec 10, 2017 09:09PM)
I found this Fantasio's silk from newspaper very nice.