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Can someone please give an original and/or early published source for Richard Himbers 'Himber Vanish'?

Many thanks
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Which one? Himber vanished a lot of things.
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On 2008-10-17 02:17, chappy wrote:
Can someone please give an original and/or early published source for Richard Himbers 'Himber Vanish'?

Many thanks

I have to agree with Bill on this one. I do not recall an effect of his titled "Himber Vanish"
Give a little more info as to the effect maybe.
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My apolgies for being less than clear.

I am refering to the coin vanish in which the pinky finger plays a key role. I have been using this vanish for around 20 years and think I first saw it used in around 1985 by an English magician in New Zealand named Brian Oakes. I first saw it on film in an A1 video of Bobby Bernard.

Jay Sankey uses this in at least one of his coin routines on The Best of Jay Sankey DVD series.

I understand it is discussed in Totally Out Of Control by Chris Kenner and Homer Liwag.

I have received information here on the Magic Café that Harvey Rosenthal was possibly the first to publish this in Pallbearers Review in 1976, with permission from Richard Himber.

Any other information would be greatly appreciated.

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I seriously doubt that Harvey Rosenthal required permission from Richard Himber to publish this. By 1976, Richard Himber, a well-known musical director and composer, had been "de-composing" for 12 years.
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Ah...good point.

Thanks Bill
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He was given permission in the '50's.
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Again, with Himber gone, no permission would be necessary.
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The best "Himber Vanish" of all was the one where Lou Tannen got Richard Himber to "vanish" from his shop for a week by paying him a large sum of money.
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Could you be talking about the Goshman Pinch?
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On 2009-02-19 22:40, mrmagician wrote:
Could you be talking about the Goshman Pinch?
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Shouldn't that be the Tenkai clip?

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I recently myself became interested in finding the original description for the "Himber Vanish" and after no luck at the usual reference pages on the web I did find this post. I remembered the brief description in Chris Kenner's book from his routine Hellbound but I too decided to seek out the Harvey Rosenthal description. So it was of to the book shelf....

It's in The 1976 Close up Folio #2 The Harvey Rosenthal Issue Part 2. It is explained at the end of the trick Oil and Quarters. If you have the L&L reprints it is on Page 895 in the Vol 9-10 book, the brown one. As usual the best part of searching something like this out is finding all the other great stuff you run across in the process! Man Harvey Rosenthal has some great stuff in these books, make sure you check it out!!!
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