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I'm putting together a new act and am seeking information on the famous mediumistic teams that would work with one blindfolded on stage and the other out in the audience.

Who made this approach to mentalism famous?

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For a ficticious representation, try Dr. Zodiac and Pauline from the Charlie Chan detective series.
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The Zanzigs in the Vaudeville era were probably the original phenoms of the two person act. There were other players prior, as I recall, but the Zanzigs (especially with the first wife) made it to the big time....and are still (obviously) talked about today.
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Brian Gillis and Sisuepahn have a great second sight act. I just performed with them last week and they where great. They had the audience in the palm of their hand. I've also seen them at the Magic Castle and they folled magicians and mentalists just a bad.

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I red about a couple of magicians called Max and Miranda who toured in Europe doing blindfold act at the beginning of the century. Try a net search on the subject.
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Robert Jean Houdin the father of modern magic, was doing a second sight act with his son before 1850...

But who popularized the second sight act, to look what it look today, i will guest Tommy and Liz Tucker...In the years 1970

But, this is a wild guest, bease upon magical literature...

Correct me if i am wrong...

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Kuffs,
With due respect (and I hold the Tuckers in GREAT regard but...) from a historical standpoint, you've overlooked the Piddngtons, an English team that stunned the world.....at 'least' a decade or three prior to the Tuckers. The Zanzigs....even further.
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On 2003-08-14 03:21, leondo wrote:
Kuffs,
With due respect (and I hold the Tuckers in GREAT regard but...) from a historical standpoint, you've overlooked the Piddngtons, an English team that stunned the world.....at 'least' a decade or three prior to the Tuckers. The Zanzigs....even further.
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Thanks to all who replied. Following up on the replies to give back something…


Dr. Zodiac and Pauline from the Charlie Chan detective series.

Pauline Moore passed away in 2001. A bio is here:

http://www.charliechan.net/pauline.html


Zanzigs in the Vaudeville era were probably the original phenoms of the two person act.

There is an anecdote about them here http://anecdotage.com/index.php?aid=8592 but my browser will not let me see the page (!).


Max and Miranda who toured in Europe doing blindfold act at the beginning of the century.

Nothing found L


Robert Jean Houdin the father of modern magic, was doing a second sight act with his son before 1850...

Lots available on him, natch. Didn't know he did a second sight act - thanx for that J


But who popularized the second sight act, to look what it look today, i will guest Tommy and Liz Tucker...In the years 1970

Here's a link: http://www.evason.com/tuckers.html


Piddingtons, an English team that stunned the world.....at 'least' a decade or three prior to the Tuckers.

Here's a tidbit: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/history/hindsig......5003.htm

..and a CD documentary…

http://pws.prserv.net/usinet.atmore/piddington.htm


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Greg,
Great referances! I love the story of the Zanzigs... ROTFLMAO!
There is lots of Zanzig info scattered throught the editorials of the "Jinx".

I can very much recommend the tape that Jeff and Tessa Evason produced on Liz Tucker. For anybody interested in two person acts, this is a must have.
All proceeds go directly to Liz. That fact is just another example of the class act that is the Evason's.

The CD on the Piddington's is very good also. Again, any two person act needs to see how the Piddingtons blew them all away. Much of it is recorded directly from the many radio show's that they were on.

Good luck in your research.
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I've really forgot about "the Piddington's" ,thanks for that... Smile Leondo

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Goldston's "Sensational Tales of the Mystery Men" has a fabulous story about an act known as "The Cornells," who undertook an incredibly ill-advised publicity stunt in the early 1900's. Basically, they bought an unidentified corpse from the morgue, tossed it into the River, then "predicted" the discovery of the body. I've long assumed the story was bogus, but it's good nevertheless.

--Chris
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Wow!!! I agree, this story is probably bogus, but what a clever stunt's...

Thanks for sharing Chris Smile

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Wow! Look at the publicity aspect of finding a dead body. Even if you got caught and ended up in jail, the publicity alone would be insane!
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I love the idea also very much, and have an idea to present this is a more commercial way...If i have to presented somethings based upon this idea...

It will look like this...

A good idea here will be a collaboration with a t.v show... you put the number of the tv station on the box, so you gave no choice for the tv show, to bring you back when the package will be found, to complete the stunts !!! No more hints Smile

I will seal a secret prediction in a small box and throw it in a well know river...

On the package, i will propably wrote, " If you found this box, please call abcd Tv Station at 555-5555... Do not open, $1000$ reward if still closed !!! "

The prediction inside the box is made in publics and on tv, or any media coverage and the sealing of the box also...After the throw of the box in the river...You wait for someone to call...

So when someone call, you invite him on the tv show, with the package and you open everythings very cleanly...

Inside the box, my prediction is the exact place on a map, where the package will be found and a description of the area where the package will be track !!! And $1000 in cash also in the box, that you gave to the participant, for the helps...

And my prediction is actualy a real map with only a big bold " X ", around the area of where the box will be found...Not the perfect location, but pretty close...

I thinks this is somethings i will love to present one day...

Thanks for the inspiration Chris...

Kuffs

P.S. Yes, i have couple of start for the solution, but anyway this is not on top of the list, method will come in due time...But, i've got couples of ideas already...

What do you thinks, your opinions are welcome ???
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Awesome! Reminds me of David Berglas with his hunt for a hidden object, whilst blindfolded. Has real potential!

but... Wouldn't it just sink? Or just float and have hundreds of freaks running after it?
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On 2003-08-14 22:12, Dr_Zodiac wrote:
Wow! Look at the publicity aspect of finding a dead body. Even if you got caught and ended up in jail, the publicity alone would be insane!




According to the story, the Cornells did get caught and end up in jail!

--Chris
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Dr.Zodiac you prouf to me, that you read my ideas..lol..

Some Good points, but don't forget, i just have this in mind for a couple of hours, but let's see if everyone share, if we can cover most of the flaws...

For the problem about sink, I have to be honest, i have not put much thinking for the box yet.. Smile

And if everythings goes well, you want all the freak to try to search for the box...I agree, this could be a problems...

But, a good point to start solving this problem, is to keep secret the place of where the box will be lauch in the river...

Anyway, like a wrote this was only a presentation ideas..Smile. I need to put some work on it, to answer all your interestings points.

And maybe, we need to launch a box tie to a weather balloon in the sky, at the place of a box in water.

Doing this at night, will cover the secret location of where the balloon will start is trip...And after you wait for the landing of the box. I only shoots more ideas to brainstorm Smile

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Kuffs,

Why not use a prediciton envelope, and a helium balloon. Your release of it is made very public, and everyones looking for it anyways. Then you don't have to wait so long for results either.
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Patrick,

Two divers in Miami just found a human skull in a metal box while working on a boat. You haven't been hanging around Flordia lately have you?
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