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mleskanic
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Hi,

I am currently working on a routine that involves the production of a silk. I was wondering if anyone knew of a good way to produce a silk. I've tried the way in Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic where the silk is rolled up and somehow tucked in, but this just isn't working for me. I am also trying to find a way to steal the silk. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
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You have to check the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SILK MAGIC. There are many method for producing a silk explain there.
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Also, Lybrary has Hugard's "Silken Sorcery" for download, just 5 bucks.


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Thanks a lot for the help, I'll be sure to check those sources.

Matt
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Use a ball type dropper under your coat, one one side.

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My favorite silk production is the "Flash" Silk Production on page 366 of Tarbell, Volume 4. I do a variation of that production in my Third Millennium Silks routine that you can view at
http://members.cavtel.net/parmenides/21stcentury.mov

I think Channing Pollock sometimes used a single silk production based on a Stillwell Ball subtlety. I don't think he used it in the _European Nights_ clip, but as I recall he used it in his act on Hollywood Palace back in the late 60's or early 70's. If you know what a Stillwell Ball is, you'll understand how a "Stillwell Silk" can be used for a very visual production of a silk.

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Very nice Amado!
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The flash silk made by Werry is also good - an unexpected jump out of your pocket....
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I posted earlier a reference to Channing Pollock using a modified Stillwell ball technique for a barehand silk production. As the cobwebs cleared from my mind, I remembered that he used that method in the Daniel Boone TV show episode "Seminole Territory," where Pollock plays a traveling magician who uses his magic skills to convince the Seminole Indians that he has real magic powers. Interestingly, I believe it was this episode of Daniel Boone that captured Lance Burton's imagination as a boy in Kentucky and led him to become a magician. Unless I'm mistaken, the young Lance thought the card manipulations in that episode were done using the black art principle. Trivia note: Also appearing in that Daniel Boone episode was an actor named Leonard Nimoy before he became better known for his role as Mr. Spock in _Star Trek_.

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On 2009-01-06 22:40, amazenyou wrote:
Also, Lybrary has Hugard's "Silken Sorcery" for download, just 5 bucks.


I just bought Hugard's "Silken Sorcery," and it's been reduced to $3. I have a little trouble deciphering which effects or techniques are worth the trouble to make and learn. (I've been spoiled by richly illustrated books and DVDs.)

But still...$3? How can you lose?

Thanks for introducing me to that site. I look forward to browsing around at what else is available.

-Daniel
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I love and perform Howie Schwartzman's opening silk production. Shows his hands empty, claps his hand and there is a silk between his two hands.
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Ian,

Where we can see a video of this production? Better yet, how do we learn it?

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On 2009-01-28 01:47, DanielCoyne wrote:
Ian,

Where we can see a video of this production? Better yet, how do we learn it?

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Magic Ian,

Will you be doing this at the lecture in August at FAB in Colon, MI?

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On 2009-01-27 19:35, magicians wrote:
I love and perform Howie Schwartzman's opening silk production. Shows his hands empty, claps his hand and there is a silk between his two hands.


Sounds interesting, is the production published anywhere?
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On 2009-01-27 19:35, magicians wrote:
I love and perform Howie Schwartzman's opening silk production. Shows his hands empty, claps his hand and there is a silk between his two hands.

Reads like Marconick's 1970 "Production of a Silk" from "Marconick Magic Nr.2." Are they related?
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This is Howie Schwartzman's lecture and is written in his notes. I just saw Jeff McBride do a version of it in his lecture as well. Jeff's version has the silk fly to his hand in a flury of mylar confetti. Based on both of those techniques, I wrote a variation of this in Linking Ring Parade to come out in June's issue of Linking Ring. In that article, I give credit to both artists and then give my variation. In mine, I do the production, except the silk is Dushek's Walting Mathilda.
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On 2009-01-21 07:43, Anatole wrote:
I posted earlier a reference to Channing Pollock using a modified Stillwell ball technique for a barehand silk production. As the cobwebs cleared from my mind, I remembered that he used that method in the Daniel Boone TV show episode "Seminole Territory," where Pollock plays a traveling magician who uses his magic skills to convince the Seminole Indians that he has real magic powers. Interestingly, I believe it was this episode of Daniel Boone that captured Lance Burton's imagination as a boy in Kentucky and led him to become a magician. Unless I'm mistaken, the young Lance thought the card manipulations in that episode were done using the black art principle. Trivia note: Also appearing in that Daniel Boone episode was an actor named Leonard Nimoy before he became better known for his role as Mr. Spock in _Star Trek_.

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez


I would love to see that episode. I do not think Daniel Boone airs in my area, and it has been a loooooong time since I have seen an episode.

Didn't Channing guest star on several other tv shows? I was thinking Bonanza was one of them??? I'm sure there are others. I would love to see some of his acting performances. Do you know where could I get a list of shows he played in?

Ian, I will be looking forward to the June issue of The Linking Ring!!!

Regan
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Ian, I will be looking forward to the June issue of The Linking Ring!!!

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The effects were edited, but they should be fun.
Silks, rope, gimmicks, balloons
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Ian, I will be looking forward to the June issue of The Linking Ring!!!

Regan

The effects were edited, but they should be fun.
Silks, rope, gimmicks, balloons


Fun indeed!

Regan
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