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Mikael Eriksson
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To begin with, I think I have posted this in the wrong place in the forum, but I cannot figure aout where to post it, so...

You know about "One hit wonder", right? Is there a magical equivalent, "One trick wonder"? In other words a magician who has inveted only one great trick?
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Plenty of them! But I won't embarrass anyone by mentioning names.
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I only do one trick, ever. But I ain't famous, so you're probably not talking about me.
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Most here have never invented one.
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The hit/wonder thing are about marketing. Working magicians who evolve their own material over time - like Nate Leipzig or Max Malini... through Johnny Thompson, Penn and Teller ... Derren Brown... not much time for hits or even showing tricks to magicians.
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Pepper's ghost maybe?
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Clever Hans?
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MacDonald's Aces?
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On Jan 25, 2017, TonyB2009 wrote:
Plenty of them! But I won't embarrass anyone by mentioning names.
I don't think I'd be embarrassed to have invented only one great trick.
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For those who subscribe to the notion that all creativity is derivative, no one has ever invented a trick, so
why would anyone be embarrassed to be acknowledge for inventing anything?

on the flip side, if one feels that all creativity is its own reward, then "one trick invention' is impossible. It is a way of life! Who knows how many inventions are never published?

Thus, perhaps the OP question should be, "Is there anyone famous or well known for popularizing only one trick?"
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It's a fun question. Emile Clifton is immortal because of a single move.

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Elmsley only had three good tricks....or was it four?
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Http://llepub.com/index.php?main_page=pr......ts_id=38

Do you mean this guy?

There is a second volume as well. About 900 or so pages.

If that is of whom you speak I would revise my estimate up a wee bit.
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I think the correct joke is -
Alex Elmsley only had four great tricks
but nobody ever saw the third
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Mikael Eriksson
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Thanks!
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On Feb 1, 2017, Poof-Daddy wrote:
I think the correct joke is -
Alex Elmsley only had four great tricks
but nobody ever saw the third
Smile ???


That's pretty good!
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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On Feb 2, 2017, Mikael Eriksson wrote:
Thanks!


Did you have any in mind, Mikael?
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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