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serg
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Hello! Many time read about this creator and builder Ken Whitaker. If I right understand he create many very interesting illusions: IMPALED, GEMINI CAGE, APPEARING HELICOPTER, IMPOSSIBLE SAWING.....and may be more? For me very interesting at least see photos of this interesting man,never find before... Sergey.
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Ken Whitaker is another great magic creator and builder in the history of Magic also. He creat innovative
techniques indeed, principally used in the construction of the bases, Mr. Jim Steinmeyer explain some of this innovations in pages 265/266 of his book Technique& Understanding, where we can see a beveled base without a bevel, somehting similar on Alan Wakeling`s ball-foot tray but different in the point view of optical effect because Ken`s make the base "go away"!

We can see the aplication of this technique in Paradox Sphere prop used by Jim Passé.


I like very much his concept in the stairs also: the steps are all open, I saw this kind of stairs in connection Phoenix Table for a great apparition!

I don`t have photos of his props, but I remmenber some time ago in magicauction that I saw the Paradox Sphere there.

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I may be wrong, but I think Ken passed away a couple of years ago. Can anyone confirm?
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serg
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Sorry...but yes Pete. And thanks Falconer ,i see this pages...i think this is Alan Wakeling idea.So if anybody have Ken photos,please show.
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He was the honor of Creative illusions, but he started with a very original pigeon (not dove!) act.
Bare-hand pigeons productions, He was, the first to use the invisible- harness principle (I get this info from Johnny Thompson).
Then he produced several pigeons from a paper cone, followed by a huge duck.
Great and highly original act.
He sold his act to Dick Arthur. There was a video of it on youtube but I can't find it anymore.
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Yes, Ken passed quite a few years ago now. Here's a thread mentioning it.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......&forum=7
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serg
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Thanks Matt interesting link...So nobody have not photo of Ken Whitaker?
serg
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I ask Bill Smith( they was friends) but unfortunately he have not photo too....
Blair Marshall
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Serg, is there a particular illusion you are looking for??

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serg
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No Blair....i want to see portrait (photo) of Ken Whitaker.Not any illusions photo.
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AH!!! Ok

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