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Topic: Nightshades by Paul Harris
Message: Posted by: Mehtas (Jun 5, 2006 06:47PM)

Can somebody please email me a link where I can buy the gimmicked version of Nightshades by Paul Harris ?

The one with pen attached.

Message: Posted by: Doug McKenzie (Jun 5, 2006 11:34PM)
You might like the version on the Juan Hundred dollar bill switch DVD. Borrow a spectator's bill, draw the shades, and then make them rise. Everything fully examineable and visual.

Message: Posted by: Mehtas (Jun 7, 2006 06:52AM)
Thanks Doug,

At the moment I'm after nightshades for a particular reason.

Is nightshades off the market?

I can't seem to find it. :(
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jun 8, 2006 05:05AM)
Nightshades has been off market for a looong time.
Message: Posted by: James Kernen (Jun 8, 2006 05:49PM)

I sent you a PM....

Message: Posted by: solidoak (Jul 27, 2006 08:44PM)
But I have seen it stores from time to time as I travel.
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Jul 28, 2006 09:42PM)
If you happen to come across a copy of Cyril's Super Street Magic, Season 2, he performs a terrific version of Nightshades that begins with a borrowed bill and ends with him wiping the shades off of the bill and on to a napkin. The napkin then ignites in a flash of flame and Cyril is left holding an actual pair of sunglasses which he puts on, as he turns and walks away. Very cool!

Yes, I realize that this doesn't answer the original question but I thought that the routine might be of interest.
Message: Posted by: andrewte (Aug 1, 2006 11:31AM)
Speaking of Cyril, in his latest season special, he put a shade onto the
watermark portrait of a Japanese Bill...

Message: Posted by: andrewte (Aug 1, 2006 11:38AM)
This was the one I was refering to:

I love the reaction from the Japanese audience, so dramatic..

Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (Aug 25, 2006 02:26AM)
I have recently been prforming this effect but I have to admit it isn't as good as Cyril's
Message: Posted by: pradell (Aug 25, 2006 03:26AM)
You can see a video of nightshades here:


Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Aug 25, 2006 08:04AM)
I just recently saw what you are looking for on a rather famous auction site...

Best of luck!
Message: Posted by: evolve629 (Aug 25, 2006 11:50AM)
Mehtas, you can still purchase one of Paul's older VHS releases on The Art of Astonishment Vol.1 VHS tape at some of the online magic store. Just do a google search you will find it. You can also buy Paul Harris's The Art of Astonishment book and learn this wonderful effect.

However, from what I've read here at the Café, Paul is due to release some of his best work from his AOA in DVDs this fall. So save your money and wait for the DVDs!