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a.lien
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Hello Folks,

is anyone familiar with the "Champagne Goldfish Miracle" available at Magic Smith?

I was wondering if this is the same principal as David Copperfield used in his last TV Special.

Does anybody know who invented the whole routine including the vanishing/reappearing water in the glass after the cover by a cloth?

I appreciate any comments!

Thanks everybody,
Alex Smile
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No.. it's not the one that Copperfield used.. it's the one doug henning used on TV in the 70's though... it's really great.. the creator of the effect, Dick Barry (a fantastic magician), is my friend... it's a really cool way to produce a goldfish.. soooo simple... yet... what more do you want?
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Thanks Ben for your post!

Im really looking forward to do it since Ive already ordered it from Magic Smith. Unfortunately something got screwed up with the mail so Im still waiting.

I knew that Doug Henning was the first one to make this effect popular in the 80s, but do you know what methode DC uses today? I watched Dick Barry on a demo-video at magic Smiths Homeopage and Im just curious because it appears, that its hardly any different in the handling.
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you will... see you will see Smile
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Hello Ben,

guess what: I got the trick and you were right: its soo simple, once again I was fooled by a gimmick, that hasnt tricked me out for the first time..! It was almost like discovering "magic" for a second time in my life - lika a deja vu..!

But now, knowing how its done, Ive watched DC and his version of the fish production again and I must say: He DOES do it exactly the same way, its just a slightly different handling!

If you have his performance on tape and (only) if youre interested, watch it again and youll notice, that he uses the same ol gimmick, just a bit larger than Dicks".
His handling therefore is modified especially to work over the camera. You will notice that he simply covers the gimmick with his other hand at the right time, but I feel this is going too far now for an "open" post here.

If you wanna go on lets send private messages instead to keep this wonderful effect secret, as Im not allowed to go into the banquet room yet with my 10 posts.

In any case I have analysed DCs handling up to the details and Id be happy to share them with you, if you wish.

Thanks for your replies and maybe till later..!

Take care,
Alex.

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I spoke with Dick Barry a few months back and he confirmed that David Copperfield is using his method. Smile
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Wow, that is something. I have Fish Appear but want to try another one.
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Alien,
It is a great effect. I wrote a poem on this effect for patter. If you're interested, I'd be happy to share it with you. Just send me a PM.
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The effect does not appear to be on the magic site anymore.

Where did it go (or where else can it be obtained?)?
Yours Magically,
Lee Alex

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I can't get it to pull up either...

Oh well, ordered it anyways. Hope it is as good as everyone says it is. I would love someone to post who has Kevin James and this one with a comparison.
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You can get it through Dick Barry's site: http://www.dickbarrymagic.com/
and than click on Great Magic (it is on the second page).
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I received it yesterday and tried it out on my 8-year-old assistant. Thumbs up! I have a show Wednesday and will work on it some more 'til then. I went right out and bought 8 goldfish feeders.
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I did this effect in a competition, and I was all set and ready to go. The act before me was supposed to go no longer than 7 minutes. He took at least 15...and it was a real hot day. The goldfish died on me. I was so upset that they did. I produced the fish, and they ploped right into the glass laying on their backside. I had no idea what to say or do. I sorta wiggled the glass a little to keep the audiences eyes from burning the fish. I just placed the glass behind a top hat I had on the table and continued with my act. Just remember to be careful. Listen to the author of the effect about the life span of the fish. I thought you may want to hear it from someone that it actually happened to...Best of luck with your new trick!
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Anyone know where I can find this?

Thanks! Smile
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On 2004-08-01 15:30, mattisdx wrote:
Anyone know where I can find this ?


See above:

Oops, this link doesn't seem to work.
You have to go to: http://www.dickbarrymagic.com/
and than click on Great Magic (it is on the second page).
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Thanks YanYak. Sorry to hear that. Were you outdoors?

I used this as my first effect right after the introduction and Fish Appear.

It looks like you covered it well.
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No, I wasnt outside but inside. It was very hot in the building, and they didn't have A/C. I don't think anyone really noticed, but still its a shame to have that happen.


I Got your PM Candini, its on the other computer, so I will e-mail it or PM it to you.
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Thanks Yanyak....Ever seeing Mac King do his version, I have really been all over this effect. Several versions on the market. I gave my three feeders away in a raffle at the Daycare and have 4 feeders at home in a 10 gal tank. Combining this one with the Nielsen Fish Appear.
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