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jlevey
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I am seeking a small prop illusion that is not a mutilation effect, but instead full of comedy, delight and volunteer participation (ie. should be able to involve the company president, or any other volunteer from the audience).

The Mis-Made Girl comes to mind as the "feeling" of fun and mischief that I am searching for, but for me it is not compact enough to transport, nor quick enough for set up and break down.

The Giant Three Card Monte is another --the one where the volunteer is hidden (and lost) behind the human size playing cards. If anyone knows a source for ordering or building this effect, please let me know.

Also, please consider that I perform a silent-comedy magic show so, the effect should be able to be performed in pantomime or gestures, paced to music.

I have found over the years that "most" effects can be performed effectively without words, if the performance is carefully thought out.

I would appreciate any and all suggestions.

Sincerely,

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I had plenty of ideas for you until you said this:
"Also, please consider that I perform a silent-comedy magic show so, the effect should be able to be performed in pantomime or gestures, paced to music."

Ummm, wow, that's quite a restriction. I'm not being critical just that it seems quite limited. I was going to say the Pro Viper 2, maybe you could pull off a version of it without speaking...

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With the Pro Viper 2 you can pull off a really funny skit with that item. Anything can be done. Just how you do it makes it a winner.

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Thanks for the suggestion. I will definitely look into this effect.

Where would the best source for purchasing the Pro Viper 2 be found? From the local dealers, or is there a weblink that would take me directly to the manufacturer?

I will do my own google search, but any weblinks would be most appreciated.

Once again, let me point out that that many effects that are traditonally presented with spoken words, can be transferred effectively into a non-spoken routine. In fact, often the result is that the comedic value and volunteer interaction is cleary enhanced ("often", not "always").

So, please don't restrict yourselves from suggesting your favorite routine just because you have only known it to be preseneted by a speaking magician.

Any other small illusions of the non-multilation variety, with comedic value, to suggest?

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Here is the Viper Pro

http://www.martinsmagic.com/?html=full&key=115

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Hi Jonathan,

I hope my earlier post didn't sound critical. I don't think I'm creative enough to do a show without speaking! I'm sure your performance is wonderful and it certainly gives you a uniqueness.

http://www.hocus-pocus.com also has the pro viper 2 just do a search for pro viper.

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Hello Jonathan,

Here is Terry's Lunceford's Web site.

He is the builder and seller of the viper 2

http://www.terrysmagicpub.com/

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Thanks Phil, Jeff and Terry!

I appreciate the links.

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How big a prop are you interested in?

I have a bit that Michelangelo (OnLineVISIONS) and I have discussed entitled "Run-Around Sue" that's essentially a human sized version of "Run Rabbit Run" with a kicker. I also have some really fun Duck bits in the works. Similarly, there are two or three other concepts that I do not believe have been developed at this point in time, that I hold some degree of "influence" over that may be made available.

PM me if you're interested.
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You might want to consider Collectors Workshop's Jumbo Sidekick Smile
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Thanks Julie and Osiris.

I will consider your suggestions.

All the best.

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The classic variete - routine where the volunteer has your arms -
think K. James sells the jacket for that routine.

multiplying bottle routine doubled up where the volunteer is
supposed to count and find glasses to every bottle

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The classic variete - routine where the volunteer has your arms -
think K. James sells the jacket for that routine.

multiplying bottle routine doubled up where the volunteer is
supposed to count and find glasses to every bottle

Varg

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Thanks Varg,

These two suggestions seem to fit my on-stage silent-comedy character...gentlemanly, yet mischeivious, but always reespectful.

Varg,

Could you please provide a link to K. James' products (ie. the jacket)?

Many thanks.

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Here is a tremendous prop for routine
you can add a lot to the jacket that will make it easier
to work with.

here is the link

http://www.kjmagic.com/catalog/effects02.html
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Another alternative is jumbo find the lady. Hocus Pocus carries a jumbo version that can be seen on any stage.
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Find the Lady is a great suggestion, that also fits my silent-comedic character.

Thanks.
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In checking the Hocus Pocus site I didn't find any version of Find The Lady. Does it go by another name?

Thanks -
Ron
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I believe the Dealers know it as "giant three card monte", or something of that sort. The cards are plastic and larger then the jumbo card sets.
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Are you talking about "King Monte"?

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Do you mean Monarch Monte as performed by Harry Anderson? That one does play off very well.
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