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I've always liked the idea of using a Neilsen Bottle for a Vanishing Bottle routine. Recently, I've been fortunatate enough to purchase a Norm Neilsen Vanishing Ketchup Bottle. I'm in the beginning stages of putting together a routine using this bottle. As examples of great routines, I've had the pleasure to see the following:

1. Rich Marotta's "Best Trick"
2. Fielding West's "Vanishing Bottle - Glass of Water Production"
3. Martin Lewis's "Snacks Alive"
4. Justin Kredible's "The Mystery of Grey Poupon"

I would appreciate any other suggestions as to great routines that might be out there. I would like to thank any and all for taking the time to respond.
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Anyone?
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Nonvpro,
There are a lot of threads already on this subject, do some search here on the Café and you will find some. Also search around on YouTube, not saying all are that great but you will get ideas.

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I believe I read somewhere that Steve Darci has a pretty good routine. Perhaps I might be mistaked though.
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Research and find the routine(s) you like best and build your own routine around it. My best advice is: Be as original as possible.

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Regan,

That is exactly what I'm doing. So far I have had the pleasure of seeing the following routines:

1. Rich Marotta's "Best Trick"
2. Fielding West's "Vanishing Bottle - Glass of Water Production"
3. Martin Lewis's "Snacks Alive"
4. Justin Kredible's "The Mystery of Grey Poupon"

I'm still in my research phase and looking to see what else is out there. I will then build my own routine based on my performance style. Would appreciate any suggestions as to other routines of notable mention.

Thanks
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Harry Anderson had a great routine and Levent demonstrates his routine at http://www.leventmagic.com/

Hope this helps....


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Allen,

Thanks for the link. Just reviewed Levent's presentation of Harry Anderson's routine. I now have 5 examples of great routines for a Neilsen bottle. Keep them coming. Here are the five:

1. Rich Marotta's "Best Trick"
2. Fielding West's "Vanishing Bottle - Glass of Water Production"
3. Martin Lewis's "Snacks Alive"
4. Justin Kredible's "The Mystery of Grey Poupon"
5. Harry Anderson's routine presented by Levent

Thanks to everyone who has responded.
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I'm sorry for the misunderstanding...

Harry performed his routine many, many years ago on a Saturday Live episode.

The link I sent you was Levent's routine.

Again, my apologizes ....


allen
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Fielding had another great idea if you use the Ketchup Bottle vs. the Coke Bottle. You pass out a regular Heinz Ketchup Bottle to be examined. Grab and empty bag and they can examine the sack (while you to the switch).

INSIDE the Neilson Ketchup Bottle, you have a tomato. Go thru all the gags. At the end, reach in the bag, go inside the bottle and remove the tomato and the crush the bag.

Just an idea...

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Terry Seabrooke always suggests to not look at other people's routines. But take the prop and put it in view in, say, your living room. And look at it often and one day you will think of something to do with it that is all yours.
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Bizzaro has come up with a vanishing bottle routine that does NOT use a Neilson Bottle...but a real bear bottle. Sadly, any Magician who sees it would still probably think it's a Norm Bottle, but Bizzaro can go thru life with the satisfaction that he can vanish a regular full size Beer Bottle in a paper sack. (sigh)
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If your looking for idea's for the Nielsen Bottles, why not go to the source and get the New Bottle Book.

http://nnmagic.com/magicitems/vanishingbottlespage3.htm

There are some good idea's from professionals.
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Excuse the self-promotion, but there's a routine where a bottle is signed and reappears inside a sealed can of Pringle's chips here: http://www.dixonmagic.com/page3/page3.html

The routine is called Snack Food. It uses a beer bottle, but could easily be done with a ketchup bottle.

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Steve is right - the difference is probably lost on kids, but I like to fool the adults too when possible. I do think that as more and more bottles become plastic, that weakiens audience conviction of solidity, which to me gives a psychological edge to the booze bottles.

That said, I'm not recommending everybody add a beer trick to their kids act. My personality lends itself to playing the lovable scamp on occasion and I seem to be able to get away with it.
My point is that context is everything -- beer is OK in an "anti-beer" trick but it doesn't have to be an explicit anti-beer, beer is bad trick, you just need to make sure no one is perceiving you as condoning underage drinking.

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Interesting. I just did the Vanishing Ketchup Bottle and more adults than kids were Clapping at the End! Then one boy came up to me at the end of the Show and asked, "Where did the Ketchup Bottle Go?" Cheers!
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Vincent, do you use the ketchup bottle as a part of a larger routine,
or do you use it for a "quickie"?
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Quote:
On Oct 3, 2021, Fedora wrote:
Vincent, do you use the ketchup bottle as a part of a larger routine,
or do you use it for a "quickie"?


Vincent, we don't ask such questions on the Café.

The Café is magicians helping magicians, not giving their routines away.
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Bill, to be clear I wasn't asking for a description of his routine,
only if he used it as as "quickie" (for example you just show the bottle,
put it in the bag SMASH! and that's it about 10 seconds)

I've seen a few folks try to get a more time out of it, (for example finger
gag with the bag, transitions to bottle selection of some sort, and as
a finale...SMASH!

I personally don't think it lends it self well to a long routine,
but some folks try, I was asking for his philosophy on it.
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Sorry for any confusion, my question does seem to be
worded rather poorly.
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