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snap
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Hey, guys
since people seemed to like my altoids tin idea, I thought this would be something handy to know
ok, imagine this (and I know this may have very well have happened to you)
you're on vacation, and know where absolutely nothing is. suddenly the need arises to do a complete hour of stage magic. you have no props, and, remember, you don't know where any magic shops are, or even if there are any. your job is to go to a grocery/department store and get supplies to do a one hour show of various stage magic. any ideas? I'll start with one: a dog's choker collar to use as siberian chain. ok, your turn.
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Clothesline rope. (Core the rope.)
Deck of cards (of course).
Bandana.
Newspaper.
Envelopes, pencils & paper for billets.
Pocketful of change.
A couple of dollar bills.
A lemon.
Rubber cement. Scissors. Sharpie marker.
If you can't do an hour with this stuff, then you ain't a magician. Smile
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Clothesline rope
2 Deck of cards
Bandana.
Sharpie
Newspaper
Envelopes
Pocketful of change.
A couple of dollar bill
A lemon
Chain
can of pepsi
possible some ice
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Hey, guys, thanx for the help, but remember this is a stage show, and I don't think that cards and coins can be seen very clearly from 20 feet away. Smile
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Quote:
On 2006-05-03 17:20, snap wrote:
Hey, guys, thanx for the help, but remember this is a stage show, and I don't think that cards and coins can be seen very clearly from 20 feet away. Smile


You can't use cards in stage performance? Oh wow.
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There's been quite a bit of discussion on the topic of the suitability of cards to stage performance in this thread:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......2&30
The concensus seems to be 'yes, you can'. Smile
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Well, yes, I suppose it could, but you could get an hour JUST from cards, which I think would ruin the fun of this post. why don't we focus on an hour sans cards, unless they're stage cards, which I don't think you can get from a grocery store Smile
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Coins? "Miser Dream" if you have enough coins. "Coins to Glass"?

Card? Productions. Think Cardini. "Six Card Reapeat" is entertaining>

The have been stage acts with cigaettes as well.
20 feet is not a far as you may think.

Besides, when you're doing a trick for an assistant from the audience, the rest of the audience gets involved with the interaction.
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Box of tissues - flight of the paper balls
electrical tape - red tape thumb tie - Irv Weiner
scissors
deck of cards
white board & markers - for Hoy book test
3 cheap-o paperbacks for book test
envelopes (for prediction)
fuzzy thread (take a guess for what reasons)
Tacky Wax (a very useful gimmick for LOTS of things)
3 cloth napkins (large)
A 12" embroidery hoop (for the thumb tie routine
a broom handle (thumb tie and an IT bit
a drinking glass (straight-walled tumbler type)

That should do it.

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Cigar for the tube (either smoke or throw out the cigar) and a little fleshtone paint will work for an improvised TT in a pinch. Just watch your angles a little more carefully than you would for a regular TT.
Also, usually out by the front doors, the Marts have coin-op gumball machines with high bounce balls in 'em. I've gotten some that look like billiard balls and manipulate awesomely. Plus most of these stores have the free classified papers out there as well. Great for setting up your favorite T&R paper.
I think the other guys pretty well have a handle on everything else you could need.

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Shower curtain rod.. APPEARING POLE or BROOM
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