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David Todd
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David Charvet has recently shared video from his collection of Jack Gwynne performing his 'Miracle From India' suspension illusion.

https://youtu.be/Ns7n01bwKyA?t=78

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SUPER X -- it's a simple, but, GREAT Illusion.
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On Apr 13, 2020, Russo wrote:
SUPER X -- it's a simple, but, GREAT Illusion.


Yeah, well ... but , Gwynne's improvements to the props and the presentation make his way beyond the standard off-the-shelf Super-X. In Gwynne's the supports actually look like they could support the girl lying on the board (unlike the flat cut-out supports supplied with the standard Super-X), and the board is removed so the effect is of the girl's body suspended on the points of the swords , then in mid-air when the swords are removed, rather than a "floating board" that the girl is lying on. His handling of the hoop pass is also very well thought out.

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So true - it's the Magician that's makes it - saw an awful one once - a young girl floating her brother. The Magician(?) looked as if she was playing a jazz piano - the floatee was giggling so much the whole illusion(?)was shaking.
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The presentation was a tad 'wooden' and the sound quality naff - but I suppose this was 1961! However, the illusion is still very good.

Didn't Jack Gwynne build some props for Houdini?

I've still got a Jack Gwynne flip-over box that was passed on by my Father. It's of Davenports 1940's heritage and is still in great shape for its' age.
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