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DJ Trix
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This is for all the people who have (The Art Of Street Performing). Towards the end of the video Cellini is talking about different hats and how they all give away a different feel and look for the performer. He also produced a palm sized ball (it looked quite like a squeeze production with cards) and dropped it in the hat, then another(same fasion). I now have a hat and am very interested in learning this effect.

He said no matter how many I produce,(he then put the hat back on his head). If anyone knows something like this please post a name of a book, movie, lecture or effect that contains the method. It really seamed to me like it was from Tarbell for some reason, but I only have 1 and 2 at this point. If anyone could help me out I would be so greatful.

Thanks,
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Greetings and Salutations,

All of the Cellini sources may be difficult to track down.

If you can get to his lecture, he'll show you how to do it, and the method is in his lecture notes. I believe it is also in his book, "The Royal Touch," which is out of print. I got mine a couple of years ago from Hank Lee for $80 (USD).

Good luck.

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It also appears on Cellini's London Lecture video from International Magic, also available lately from Denny & Lee's
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Is this production something worth working on? How many can you actually produce? Is it really a good overall effect?

Funny thing is, I was at Denny and Lee's and had this video on my pile of magic but for some reason put it back on the shelf....

In your opinions is it worth it.

Thanks for everything...
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The method is simple; it might be hiding in Tarbell somewhere, or elsewhere.

But, that being said, get this tape.

If you have the chance to see Cellini lecture, then definitely go see him in person.
But, if, like me, you have not, then get this tape.

It's a great complement to "The Royal Touch," and though there is a bit of overlap between this and "The Art of Street Performing," it is surely worth the money.

Like so much of Cellini's stuff, the method is simple, but the effect is beautiful, pure.

How many? Not an issue....limited only by your imagination and good judgement Smile
And there is a lot of other good stuff on there, too.
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I'll second the comments above - it's on the IM lecture video and the method is simplicity itself.

Think "Fickle Nickel."

However, it is a thing of beauty in Cellini's hands.

Cheers,
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DJ, you ask, “How good is the overall effect?” Man, you saw it on the DVD (and if I remember he tipped the method right there!) and it got your full attention. So it must be a little good!

How many can be produced? Well, as many as you want, since it is the same thing over and over again. This is a very, very old gimmick, which is well exploited by Cellini. I believe that he has (or is) putting out an entire DVD/tape of instructions just for this one gimmick.
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Wow, when will it be out?
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Look in Tarbell 6. Lesson 72, Novel Ball Magic, Balls From the Air, Method 3, p.28ff.

And by all means get the entire Tarbell Course.
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Yes, it is a BALL man!

Learn it baby, learn it. Smile
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Weird...something just told me this was from Tarbell.

Thanks very much guys.
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Just about everything can be traced to Tarbell. There are a lot of useful things hidden there. It's always worth reading over and over.

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Yes Tarbell and the Encyclopedia of Impromtu Magic(Gardner) and other oldies are wonderful references for recreating and making the old new.

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Check out the International magic " Cellini Lecture", he teaches how that ball trick was done. Very clever gimmick and its very easy to make. Smile
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The dvd is...magic that can be done anywhere...recommended...
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By all means get Cellini's Magic that can be done anywhere. It is much better that the Street magic DVD. It will also teach you some of the items you are interested in. I was lucky enough to see Cellini at Ring 199's lecture about a month ago. He got a standing ovation at the end of his rings routine.
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The method is on his "Magic that can be done anywhere" DVD.

He goes into lots of detail.
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Also, if you keep up with the "Sidewalk Shuffle" forum, tedb (a.k.a. Kozmo) is selling the balls, if you don't want to make your own.
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You can get the "Royal Touch", which is a very nice book, through the Zauberladen in Zürich, Switzerland. Its in English. They have a web-page:

http://www.zauberladen.com

You then can sure call Hoerbi and he'll help you out.
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why is it better than the street performing video?

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