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barneyfife
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Has anyone used the concept of the magic mouse from a handkerchief as a ghost from a handkerchief? Where the "ghost" would fly up your arm, etc.
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I used to palm a super-ball into a silk, and then bounce the silk off the floor as a prelude to dancing hank. Does that count?
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Ron Reid
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Hello barneyfife:

There is an effect sold by Bob Little called "Waltzing Matilda" that is essentially what you're describing...not exactly, but close. Also, Tenyo sells an item called "The Ballerina Hank" that is very similar.

Both of these items will allow you to things like have the hank go up your arm, etc.

Ron
barneyfife
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Do you know who is the originator of the Waltzing Matilda concept?
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silking
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I believe that it was Steve Dusheck. I might be wrong, but for some reason, I think that is right.

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When I was 7 years old, I could never forget the magician I saw in a birthday party. He folded a handkerchief to look like a mouse. He did several moves to make the mouse move (ala finger mouse puppet), then he threw the hank mouse towards us (we were sitting on the floor), the hank mouse moved around and we (kids) were all scared and stood up avoiding the mouse. The magician then chased and picked up the mouse. He unknotted the hank mouse to show it was just a hank.

My analysis now that I'm a "magician" is I believe he secretly inserted a mechanical wind up contraption inside the mouse. But still, it still baffles me thinking of it. I wish I could duplicate/revive this effect someday.
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barneyfife
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Lou,
There is a DVD called "Five Minutes with a Pocket Handkerchief" by Quentin Reynolds on the website http://www.mymagic.com that shows the mouse "puppet". His does not crawl on the floor, but it does fly into the audience.
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I am wanting info on how to make a cloth float up, as if there was a CD under the cloth, and then take the cloth away with nothing there.
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