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TM
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I have been looking into performing something to get some publicity about my shows which are mostly illusions.

I was looking for suggestions for some Grand illusions something like Elephant appearances/disappearances etc.

Would love to hear out suggestions from my fellow Café mates.

Thanks for looking
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For TV, se my recent post in the "You outta be in pictures" area. Mind you, this implies access to a news crew for publicity and the cooperation of police.
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Don't know if you are in the U.S., but an Elephant is a bad idea, PETA harassed Barnum and Bailey Circus so much they had to remove Elephants from the show after a 100 years of using them. It may get you some publicity, but not the kind you want.
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On the other hand, two people in an elephant costume can start a whole new fad of animal illusions.
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On May 18, 2016, jimgerrish wrote:
On the other hand, two people in an elephant costume can start a whole new fad of animal illusions.


And can be hilarious.
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No one asked how long the OP has been performing, what the budget is, how many assistants are available @ fifteen other pragmatic questions.

People are jumping into a kiddie pool from a high dive again.
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On May 18, 2016, Bill Hegbli wrote:
Don't know if you are in the U.S., but an Elephant is a bad idea, PETA harassed Barnum and Bailey Circus so much they had to remove Elephants from the show after a 100 years of using them. It may get you some publicity, but not the kind you want.


Yes!
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On May 21, 2016, jay leslie wrote:
No one asked how long the OP has been performing, what the budget is, how many assistants are available @ fifteen other pragmatic questions.

People are jumping into a kiddie pool from a high dive again.


Heqq Jay! You sure know how to bust the kid's balloon! (HEE HEE HHE HEE... & ROFL!)

I think your analogy is just a bit "overstated"! --I think, folks are jumping onto A WET SPONGE, from the high dive!!!!!!!!!!

PS...I did an illusion show once. I had a DISECTO AND A SUPER X!!! (Does that count?)
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Did you carry them yourself or did you have a crew?
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The DISECTO, I carried, in its own special attache case which included a Stan Payne table. It was a great five minutes of laughs in a high school.

The SUPER X, I only used for one tour (a phone show), and, I had a young magician along as stage manager, illusion schlapper, and setter upper. (He also sold the balloon package ("inside money", which "moved" the show) at the intermission! --I did learn a "few" things from watching the old Blackstone show! (plus, booking and promoting the Stan Kramien phone show!)

P.S.: Jeff "covered" the Super X gaff, and, passed the hoop. All I had to do was help the girl get on the board. Jeff covered her with the cloth. I just made "mystic passes"!!!!!

I DID learn a "few" things, watching the old Blackstone show, and, booking and promoting the Stan Kramien phone show! (hee hee)
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