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Topic: Effect with band-aids - help?!
Message: Posted by: deadcatbounce (Mar 5, 2008 08:40AM)
Around 10 maybe 12 years ago, I used to do a routine with a spectator where signed band aids would transpose, while, I think, apparently on the body of the spec. I think this sounds like it could have been Gary Kurtz... I'm trying to track it down again. Does this ring a bell with anyone?

Thanks!
Message: Posted by: SeanD13 (Mar 5, 2008 11:13AM)
Not one I know of, but it sounds really neat.
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Mar 5, 2008 01:30PM)
I've seen this, but I don't remember who published it. I don't remember them being on the spectator, more like a bandaid jumping from finger to finger something akin to a thimble routine.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Mar 5, 2008 06:02PM)
Suzanne, a student to Al Schneider does a great version.
Message: Posted by: Jeff Haas (Mar 5, 2008 07:07PM)
Sounds like a Joe Givan effect, called "Faith Healing." You write your initials on the pad of a band-air and stick it on a spectator's hand, you have the spectator write their name on a band-air and stick it on your forehead. Do the hoodoo, and when you take the band-aids off, you have the one she stuck to her hand, and she has yours. Essentially it's a Copper/Silver routine. He lectured at LVMI a few years ago and included this.

Later, I found that there's a variation in Magic Man Examiner #2 (good luck tracking that down!)
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Mar 5, 2008 09:40PM)
As it happens, I have MME2 within reach of my computer. Let me check...

Yes, it's there. Kenner titled his "Blood Transfusion" and credits Joe Givan with the core effect. In Kenner's version the magician writes the name of the volunteer on her bandage and sticks it to her forehead. After you tell whatever gruesome story you have to explain the bandage on your own head, you proceed to remove yours to reveal her name, and when she removes hers, her name is gone but a blood stain is in it's place.

This was published in 1991
Message: Posted by: deadcatbounce (Mar 6, 2008 06:42AM)
Thanks for that.. I think it would have been the Joe Givan one I picked up on.. I remember seeing him lecture in the UK, and it was very likely in his lecture notes.................Which I should have somewhere....The only Chris Kenner publication I would have had at that time would have been "Out of Control", and I already checked that it's not in there.
Message: Posted by: deadcatbounce (Feb 19, 2021 01:40PM)
I've just come across a podcast (the Magic Word - I think it was) with Suzanne performing this at the Magic Castle. (as referred to by Pete Biro, above). I'd forgotten all about it (again) till now. So - I think I have a VHS with Joe Givan...
Just thought I'd bring this thread up to date.. :-)
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Feb 27, 2021 12:27PM)
Suzanne fooled Penn and Teller with her clever additions and presentation to this routine by Joe Givan.