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Wanlu
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...by the legendary Bill DeMar Smile

Check it out Smile

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Bob Baker
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I can now reveal that I bought the rights to perform this effect from Bill 2 years ago and was instructed by him over the phone how to do it. Yes, it is absolutely killer, and I use it to close my show. I performed it for 200 members of the Psychic Entertainers Association, and no one--and I mean no one--had a clue as to how it was performed.

I am honored that I was, for 2 years, the only other person in the world authorized to perform this effect by its creator.

Thank you, Bill.

Now, you other guys, grab it before it is gone.

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Wanlu, Thanks for bringing this back to my attention. It does sound like a killer routine. The price sounds reasonable.

Bob, you obviously think it was worth the money, right? So much in magic sounds too good to be true, then when you get it you find it's something like a ball point pen and the method 'static electricity'.
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Wanlu,
When I ship a soft puppet I usually double bag it for protection against water, but I put it in as small a box as it can fit in and I don't pad it becasue I know it won't break. However, one buyer was upset that I hadn't bubble wrapped his Verna Finly figure, despite the fact that it arrived fine. I'll pack it any way you like, I just wanted to give you my thoughts on how I do it.

Oliver
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On 2008-06-09 18:45, olivertwist wrote:

Bob, you obviously think it was worth the money, right? So much in magic sounds too good to be true, then when you get it you find it's something like a ball point pen and the method 'static electricity'.


When I was discussing purchasing this with Bill, he was concerned that I would feel that I didn't get my money's worth when I learned the secret. I told him, "I'm not buying the secret. I'm buying the effect and the 50 years of experience that went into it."

Considering what I was buying, the price (same as is being offered now) was dirt cheap!

Bob
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On 2008-06-09 18:50, olivertwist wrote:
Wanlu,
When I ship a soft puppet I usually double bag it for protection against water, but I put it in as small a box as it can fit in and I don't pad it becasue I know it won't break. However, one buyer was upset that I hadn't bubble wrapped his Verna Finly figure, despite the fact that it arrived fine. I'll pack it any way you like, I just wanted to give you my thoughts on how I do it.

Oliver


Thanks Oliver,

I'll pack your duck using Bubble Wraps, then put it in a big plastic bag..then in a box Smile Pack mine the same way Smile

I'll pack all other orders the same way Smile

Now back to the topic: Smile

I really seldom do gigs for adults...I do more for children or family. Will this routine be entertaining for kids?

Another thing, the basic tape over mouth thing is not a usual thing here in Manila. So far, only one vent in Manila is doing it, my pal Ony Carcamo. My point is, the DeMar tape over mouth thing might only look interesting in places where the basic tape over mouth has been seen regularly. Does it make sense?

If I do the basic tape over mouth thing for a crowd who has not seen it before, it might just have the same effect with the Demar method. But if for example I do the basic tape over mouth thing first... then do the DeMar method for the same crowd, that might have a different impact...

In any case, I think the Demar method is a treasure find...


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I have performed my own method of the tape-over-mouth in every type of audiences possible and I'd say that the effect is much more appreciated by adult viewers versus kids (though I'm not saying some kids--older kids--found it amazing.

This trick is a killer for audiences who know what ventriloquism is--and obviously, younger kids don't know that we talk for our figures.
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Ony wrote:

"...This trick is a killer for audiences who know what ventriloquism is--and

obviously, younger kids don't know that we talk for our figures."
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You do?????!!!! Smile
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LOL!
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Bob Baker
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I've seen Jay Johnson do his version of TOM (two vertically placed strips) and I was impressed with it until I saw Bill's, which is much more mystifying. With Jay's, you know he is still talking. With Bill's, there is no clue.

And you're right, Wanlu, I don't think kids would appreciate it beyond the humor of having the puppet try to make you shut up.

Bob
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Uncle Bill's version of the Tape Over Mouth bit had been my main closer in my recent adult shows, and I tell you it killed EVERY TIME! A most amazing
ventriloquial trick! It will most likely remain as my favorite closer
from now on.

I did it once, the first time, in a kid show yesterday at it went very
well. The parents in the room were awed! I used the b-day boy's Mom as my stage assistant.

I'm so lucky to be one of the very few who got the license and the
proper instruction of the routine. I even received personal tips from Uncle Bill via emails.

Thanks, Uncle Bill, for this wonderful material!

A couple of pictures from an adult gig:
http://onycarcamo.tripod.com/id16.html
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Well, I broke down and decided to order. I was actually planning to add a T.O.M. after seeing Jay Johnson. I wrote a routine and was practicing. May combine my bit with Bill's.
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Wanlu
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Im planning to get one...

Just planning...Smile
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Hi folks,

I´m Christoph from Germany...I´m a newbee in this forum, and I saw all articles before I ordered that routine...

I received it yesterday...

It´s a mystifing killer, I think...

Can´t wait until i´ll perform it the first time... and the price is really reasonable... And Bob Baker is right, when he wrote:

" I'm not buying the secret. I'm buying the effect and the 50 years of experience that went into it."

Best wishes,

Christoph
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Welcome Christoph! Let us know how your first performance with it goes.
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I would love to get the TOM but still a bit out of my price range. I hope to get it some day for sure.
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Neale,
I'd do it before Lee sells out of them. They are limiting to 50 licenses. Just book an extra show and its paid for!
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Neale Bacon
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Still considering it.
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querni
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Guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuys!!!

I received the bit last week, practiced it one week and did it....
Yesterday evening, 300 person in the hall... and the bit...

WOW!!!

The effect was: "Ahhhhhhhhh" and "Oooooooooooooooh" and "How is that possible" during my act... The people were amazed... And my Theodor, my puppet and me, we enjoyed the bit too, it was great fun acting that routine...

Cool, it´s a killer! I made 4 new books after my act...
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Glad it worked out so well for you!
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