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bdekolta
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A very fine magician near Ft. Worth, Patrick O'Gorman, has a routine where the box vanishes. It looks very good. Basically a box of coins sits on the the table. You wave your hand over the box and the box and lid vanish. No wax, nothing sticky, no fancy box.

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I can vouch for this I've seen Patrick do it as well as Dan.
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James Harrison
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I guess instead of making a new thread I can post my question here.

Is there material on the Okito box other than David Roth's, Milt Kort's, and Bobo's?I'm just curious if anything went in print after these gentlemen had published theirs.
I'm getting interested in Okito work, so I'm looking for other sources.
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Goeff Latta has at least one item in print, an AMAZING use of the HPC idea.

There is more okito box stuff in the pages of Apocalypse, including some by David Regal.

Sorry, my stuff is not out for general use.

Vanni Bossi has some material around.
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Sure - Ed Marlo has some wonderful work, I think it is in "Coining Magic", an early Marlo book by Magic, Inc...

The original Okito Routine was in a pamphlet published by Don Redmon back in the forties and contains a handling I have never seen anyone do, other than me.

For years the standard text was the Mohammed Bey Okito Coin Box Routine, published by Tannen's. It is quite good, one of the first things I ever did. There is a section at the back with additional moves by Eddie Rosenthal that are grossly overlooked...

Frank Thompson has some material that is awesome, but I don't know where you'd find it - I have it in private notes...

There are several very good things in the Ganson books "The Art of Close-up Magic", volumes 1&2. These also use a Boston Box - one was called Tea for Two, and another called The Boston Two-step, as I recall...

I'm sure there's more, but that's all I can think of right now. Anyone else?

Best, PSC
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James Harrison
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Thank you gentlemen, these definitely give me a course to be set.
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Probably hard to find now but there was some Okito material in "Steve Beam on Coins I & II". A little different than the standard fare. Stuff I've actually used.

"Al Schneider on Coins" has a few Okito items.

The Mohammed Bey book is worth a good study. I agree with Paul about the Eddie Rosenthal material in the back.

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On 2004-07-01 22:30, Paul Chosse wrote:
The original O-Kort-o routine in Bobo includes a penetration of the box thru the hand, with the coins left behind, if I am remembering it right...

Best, PSC

P.S. Some very subtle stuff in that routine if you read it carefully... Milt Kort did a lot of work with the Okito box, and his work is worth researching. In LINT he offered a boxless okito box routine!


I was just looking through Bobo, but can't find this anywhere. Is it from another book or am I just overlooking it?
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I was just looking through Bobo, but can't find this anywhere. Is it from another book or am I just overlooking it?


It is in the New Modern Coin Magic...the big expanded hardbound put out by magig inc.

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Shoot! I have the original.
Jonathan Townsend
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Tough choice which is more neurotic and myopic, using a tiny woman's purse or a strange metal box where it seems the lid will not stay one...
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Paul,

Don't forget Scotty York's no-turnover routine, and Roger Klause's C/S/B routine from Kaballa. (really was a c/s/b routine, but began and ended in an Okito)

Also, there is a very strong and practical routine in Jim Klayder's "Watch closely". It's a Boston Box he uses.

Somewhere at the Café, I outlined my routine for the "Cylinder and Coins" done with a Boston Box.

Tommy Wonder's Coins across has a couple of box phases, and the box is integral to the routine.
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Jonathan Townsend
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Bob Kohler did a nice routine using a US Penney and the half dollars in a coin box. Like in the cylinder trick, the coins appeared in the box and under the Penney.

There are several goodies in the run of Apocalypse.
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