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magicone
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John, you must really stop ruining your book for me.... I'm a slow reader and have not yet read that page! Smile David

PS. thanks for the great book, what I've read so far has been great!
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Thanks for the reminder Dennis. Yes you are quite right, I completely forgot to emphasize about repro the rabbit as early as possible.

Producing a rabbit out of a hat is rarely done nowadays; yet it's synonymous with magicians. Smile

As an aside, a client, who had seen me before, wanted me to reproduce a monkey for the Birthday boy. Yes, you read that right - a monkey! The Mom explained that she would supply the monkey, despite my protestations. When I got to the house it was just a 'toy' monkey. The mom had taken the monkey away from the boy because he was misbehaving. The monkey was the kid's favorite toy.

Since the monkey was not alive, it was ideal to use as the main production at the end of the show for the birthday boy. The boy went wild. I used exactly the method described.

Thanks David (Magicone); sorry if I ruined your reading...... I'll back off for a while Smile

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That's a funny monkey story John, my mom actually had several pet monkeys growing up and even a skunk (not the spring kind either)...... so be careful what you agree to! Smile
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Hi Dennis,

I found the snap-n-store boxes at the Home Depot website. Is this the one you use?
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/35......7h4h7d2r

Does the lid snap down so the bunny can't push it off? I know I would need to ventilate it. I have a homemade table similar to a Lefler table with doors that open out and I could keep the box with bunny inside the table. At the end of the show I could show the hat empty misdirect the kids attention and just put him in the hat behind the table.

I really want to do the rabbit from the tophat. Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Mike
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I would look at my SM Golden Production. The video is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAmZz3Nv9MM and done with oranges but it easily adapts to livestock or other items. I like the hat to be on top of a thin table with a slight cloth covering. I think it is a cleaner look and smoother load. Depending on our rabbit size, the smaller production bag will work but the larger livestock bag was developed for a 5# Angora rabbit for Chris Moss.
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Call me crazy but I think if you are going to produce a rabbit let a kid help.

now a birthday party its a no brainer use the bday boy or girl

other shows I guess can be optional but boy oh boy can you imagine the kids face when he produces the rabbit.

think of the story lines you could use.

maybe you are trying to produce some thing and it fails. so you get the help of a kid and make them a star and produce the rabbit.

my first thought would be a bunny bucket and maybe instead of it being a bunny bucket it could be decorated and made into a wishing well. maybe produce a 10' pole out of it and then some thing else.

maybe lead the kid to suggest a rabbit. showing it empty having the kid then wave a wand and make a wish and Viola you have a rabbit from an empty bucket. this of course is just off the top of my head here. maybe even making it better by making it into a story with few kids and have some magic and funny things happen during the story all leading up to the production of the rabbit.


on a side note how ironic I - a magician am very very allergic to rabbits! ugh

just my thoughts

sam

ps nothing wrong with the rabbit from the hat. just having a rabbit period would amaze the kids! LOL
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On Aug 29, 2014, Sam Sandler wrote:

ps nothing wrong with the rabbit from the hat. just having a rabbit period would amaze the kids! LOL


So true! I use my buddy Sal on the cruise ship and not only do the kids love him but the adults love him to. If your worried about poop and pee just don't give him/her food or water for a few hours before the show. I heard this tip, tried it and Sal has never had an accident.

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Cedric richardson had a lefler table. behind he had a basket with the rabbit. on top he had a hat. the wand dropped from the table. everybody looked. he put the rabbit, from the basket, in the hat and made the production.
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Richard, your video of the bowl filled with oranges is awesome! Everyone should watch this video because it looks like real magic!

Sam, I will try to produce the rabbit with no luck and the birthday child will wave the wand... say the magic words and I will do the move to produce the bunny.
The child will get all the credit.
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DUKE STERN was allergic to bunnies, too.

Maybe,I'll get energetic and write up how the rabbit and hat began! (It "goes back to the early 1700s~)

Richard Hughes>>>>>Roy Mayer,early on, used the Raymond "Oranges". It played STRONG! On one of his early tours, up north, he left the prop case in the car trunk overnight. It was winter. The next morning Bernice loaded the oranges, which had frozen solid. Roy held the GLASS bowl in one hand, and the cloth in the other hand.He did the necessary. When the frozen oranges hit the glass bowl, the high school audience reaction was more than "normal"! I wasn't there. Bernice told me when I was visiting and we had been sharing stories of "things tht happened"!

P.S.: Youse done that, real good!

BTW...I have Roy's gaffus, and also Loyd Enoch;a ASSISTO.
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