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Anyone know if this is a marketed effect? - Different colored billiard balls are selected one by one out of a wooden box by a spectator as the magicians back is turned, and placed into a different pocket. The magician calls out which colored ball is in which pocket.


I really like this routine.
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I guess he said the effect is Al Koran's Color psychology. However I cant seem to find it
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The Trick in its earliest form was marketed by Harry Stanleys Unique Magic Studio in London and was attributed to a good friend of mine Harry Nicholls whose still around and lives near Leeds[Pudsey] in Yorkshire. Theres a description of the method in the Al Koran book put out by Martin Breese years ago although its a mechanical method and I'm fairly sure Graham has updated it to an electronic Version although I can't locate who made it.
The WGW [Whose got What] theme has various effects some I think are in Abra and also Harbin I think had a couple but the one Wayne Dobson came up with where a prediction tells you wgw is great cos it haS AN ENDING. Waynes trick has now gone electronic [a wallet and 3 different objects.
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Hank Moorehouse had one of these props for sale as a one off at a Blackpool Convention some years ago. A friend of mine bought it as he wanted it as something for that would look good on his mantlepiece that he could perform as a party piece when the occasion presented itself.

I know he is now looking to sell it. So PM me if you're interested and I'll put you in touch.

Last time I worked with Graham, which admittedly was about 4 years ago, he performed this effect and was using the same 'traditional' version that my friend purchased.
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Further to my previous post I went back and looked up the Colour Psychology on page 19 of the Martin Breese 1983 publication "The Magic of Al Koran". It shows two photographs of the apparatus "Made Specially for Graham P. Jolley". One shows the Spectators view and the other the performers with the Modus operandi. It is of course in the UK Snooker Balls but could be Poole Balls in the USA although not as effective as full colour balls I wouldn't think. It isn't Billiard Balls [Which should actually be Billiards Balls] as there are only two colours in the game of billiards.
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I can't believe we are actually speculating on the color of Mr. Jolley's balls.

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As I posted previously, a friend of mine has one of these props exactly like Graham P Jolley's. I posted that he was looking to sell it and someone on the Café PM'd me to say they were interested in buying it.

It now has a new home.... and my friend let it go for free! Smile
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I discovered a prop/effect called "Bomb Proof" on Four of Hearts Magic's website that looks similar, if not identical, to what Graham Jolley performs with. Their advertisement suggests that the method involves neither mechanics nor electronics. (That rules out all the possible methods that occurred to me!)

It seems to be well crafted, but expensive--450 British pounds sterling, or something over $700 in US currency. Can anyone speak with some knowledge of this version of the effect?

George Hunter
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Way to go to expose Graham Jollys methods
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Sean:

If I engaged in exposure, I apologize to you and the community. (I searched, in vain, for a discussion "down below.")

I thought I only reported what the ad said the method is NOT. The ad, and the website, are publicly accessible. It seems to me that IF exposure is involved, that the primary source is the text on the website and I am a secondary source.

But, very possibly, I have missed something that still escapes me; I am a neophyte in these discussions. So, please fill me in--either on this thread, or by pm.

Thanks,

George
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@George-
These threads are to be about thoughts, reviews, questions and direct answers to direct questions, without exposing any methods.
Search engines can now link to almost any thread in this Café with the exception of those banners under THE BANQUET, listed towards the end of the Magic Café Forum Index. So to keep it safe from the other side, either pm your question if it involves possible exposure ot lead someone to a discussion in THE BANQUET ROOM.
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Look up Mento spheres.
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There is a thread on Bomb Proof from Five of Hearts Magic, the product mentioned by Russell and George. There are certainly no electronics. It's a beautifully made piece of apparatus that does stuff to enable you to achieve the effect, so 'mechanics' is more a matter of defenition. The advertising claim is that there are no 'hit and miss' mechanics, with the emphasis on 'hit and miss' part. The point they are making is that it's reliable and the apparatus won't go wrong.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=218
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I remember I had seen a similar effect, but with borrowed objects. the performer wore a paper bag on his head.
I cant seem to find the video. does anyone have a link for it?
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The best bet is probably to get in contact with Mr. Jolly and ask him for his sources/effect. Cause you know, you're entitled to it.
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