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Marshall Thornside
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On 2007-07-01 00:14, Christopher Starr wrote:
Frances:

I forgot to thank you for sharing that video with us. I can remember reading about your Dad making it and performing it with you years ago, and it was awesome to finally get to see it. The internet is an amazing place...

Chris



Your welcome.
It was written about A LOT.
If you didn't see it, you read
about it...

Now everyone can "re-live" it.

YaY for the internet!
you will remember my name

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Marshall Thornside
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On 2007-07-01 09:53, laci200 wrote:
Yeah nice illusion with costume change. Smile Goes in the box blue and comes out pink. Smile


My dad created his own pattern for the
costume change. Besides sewing it himself.

It's very tricky...

But fun!

Glad you enjoyed it.
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I have learned (either through other magicians or through my own research) all of the Copperfield illusion secrets except one. The vanish in "Voyeur". It's fairly apparrent where the girls go, but how is it masked???!!! I'd hate to think there is post-production editing (oh, please no...don't destroy the dream!).

I agree with the "Test Conditions" people (that is a Gary Ouellet illusion called the Millennium Cabinet, by the way). Took me forever to find out how that was done. I don't think you can buy that anywhere, can you?
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Harry H
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What is Test Conditions illusion? Is thre a video anywhere?
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On 2007-07-05 17:02, Harry H wrote:
What is Test Conditions illusion? Is thre a video anywhere?

"Café Quicksearch" and you get both answers.
(Or here: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/search.php )
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Criss angels 6 foot levitation and his building walk
Harry H
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Soemone just link Test Conditions.I saw it last night but lost the link again.
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Copperfield's version of Metamorphosis really has me stumped...I mean, I know the mechanics of the trick, but the speed he does it in is like WOW! Smile
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What speed for the metamorphosis? he just uses t**** and B/A. its not that fast. pendragon's is faster.
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What he does or doesn't use is irrelevant to the concept of speed of the change. The transformation of girl to performer is rapid and eye-popping. How it's achieved is not the issue here. The cloth handling was, I believe, learned from one of the consultants listed in the credits at the end of that special - a certain JP. Yes, the Pendragons hold the world record for the fastest version of this illusion.
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Marshall, Wasn't that "guy" Roger Despard in Cynthiana, KY who purchased Dad's little Zig-zag? Thanks for sharing that video..was great to see.
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I'll ask Roger about the little Zig Zag. PM me is you're still interested and I'll let you know what I find out.
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David Copperfield's Portal, One, Test Condition, Voyeur, (Do I really need to continue the list ? ... its David Copperfield)

Cyril Takayama's Spiderman Trick, Bird In China Town

Criss Angels Orange, Lemon, Egg Trick

That Indian Magician don't remember his name.....his known for his illusion which he produces I think about 20+ assistants from a small box with an annoying indian background Music.
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Without question, Dr. Samuel Cox Hooker's 'Impossibilites and Miltiades III'. It positively dumbfounded me. I'm well studied in all branches of magic, but this piece of work from 1918 was like watching real magic. The audience was filled with magicians, all equally utterly astounded. I was seated next to Dean Dill whose jaw was on the floor when Johnny Gaughan borrowed his deck for a few of the demonstrations.
It's all in the reflexes.
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I was at Johnny's and guessed at how the hooker worked. and he said I was right! This would have been in the summer of 1991 or 92

Anyway, I love the Sword Basket and even though I can watch it as a spectator or be the one thrusting the swords, I can not imagine where the assistant is.
Even though we practice with the lid removed, the experience is mesmerising to myself when the lid is on.

Strange huh? But then again, there's an old saying "Don't eat at a restaurant where the cook won't eat" - by that standard I'll have breakfast, lunch, dinner and a midnight snack too Smile
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Are there any official write-ups on the Hooker illusions (presentation/effect)? I believe there may be Magic magazine article(s) if I recall. Doesn't it deserve a book if it's so legendary?
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Yes, there are write-ups and even photo's of the original Dr. Hooker-act.
Okito was one of the attendees.
And yes, you can find an article in Magic Magazine about the remake by Steinmeyer en Gaughan.
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Okito was there, under his own name Theo Bamberg.
The list of attendees: Kellar, Houdini, Carter, Hilliard, Elliot, Jarrett, Adelaide Hermann.
You can read about it in Genii, januari and april 2008
Pallbearers Review Vol.2 no.6 (april'67).
Jinx.
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