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A few years ago, the French Magician, Claude Rix, was all the rage with his beautiful "Beggar's Pearls" routine. For the life of me, I cannot recall where this was published. I know that it was commerically available in some form and I thought it made availabe in some form other than purchasing the routine from Rix.

Does anyone know where this routine might be found?

Thanks - Bill
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Bill, are you refering to the one by one production from the mouth then they are placed in a line in front of the performer then vanished.
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Philippe -

I think that is probably the same routine. However, I thought the pearls were all displayed on the beginning and then vanished one at a time by placing them in the mouth to "wash" them. Also known as the "five little pearls".

It is apparently done by Alexander De Cova in his Close Up Number 1 video, but I remember it also being in print someplace.

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It sounds like the Ramsay bean trick to me. There was a trick sold back in the 1970's called "The Pearls of Persia," which Brick Tilley used to perform.
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..maybe the "Perplexing Persian Pearls" by Romaine from an original concept of Silent Mora's. A full routine including the use of the mouth found in Frank Garcia's book " The Real Secrets of the Three Ball Routines" ?
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On 2005-11-30 15:39, stine wrote:
..maybe the "Perplexing Persian Pearls" by Romaine from an original concept of Silent Mora's. A full routine including the use of the mouth found in Frank Garcia's book " The Real Secrets of the Three Ball Routines" ?


Romaine's 'Persian Pearls' is on his DVD.

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Thank all of you very much. I am certainly much closer now than when I posted my original message.

Bill - there are similaries to Ramsay's "bean" trick, but this is a different routine. I think you are correct about Brick Tilley (that's a name I haven't recalled in years!) doing the routine. There are some brain cells back there someplace that seem to remember seeing him perform the routine. However, I checked the three sets of his lecture notes in my files and it's not there. He may have sold it separately.

stine - a portion of Romaine's routine is very similar, but his routine in the Garcia book is much longer and uses fewer balls (three instead of five - maybe they reduced the number of balls so Frank could include the routine in the "...three ball routines" book Smile ) However, the Romaine routine cites "The Magic of Rezvani" and when I checked there, I found "The Ivory Marbles" which reads almost exactly like I remember the Claude Rix routine. This routine must have been the inspiration for the Rix routine.

taliesin - Now I have another reason to go buy the Romaine DVD.

I still think I have a write up of the routine that was sold commercially someplace in my magic "mess". At least, I now have enough to reconstruct the routine.

Thank you all - including Werner, who contacted me via personal email with the De Cova information (since he has apparently been banned ??? from here until Christmas). I really appreciate your help.

Bill
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Back in the late 60's and early 70's, Danny Rouzer did this routine at the Magic Castle. He spoke of the Itchagoomie Bakery Company and its Itchagoomie Pearl Cake. It was an interesting routine that I never considered performing as it entailed putting the pearls into your mouth (really!) and then removing them.

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Hello Bill. It is the five little pearls and I have the routine sitting on my shelf along with the origional beads (unused). I saw this performed at a Ron Macmillans Day of Magic by the author some 25 years ago and bought his only spare set.
If I can help in any way, please let me know.
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Paul - that sounds like the routine although. Yes, most of the versions of the "Persian Pearls" include the mouth ... definitely not a routine for everyone but a very beautiful routine when done correctly by the right person. I must admit that a "Itchagoomie Pearl Cake" doesn't sound very appetizing either... could be bad for the teeth !

Phillipe - thanks - I have sent you a private email.
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This wonderfull routine has been performed by the great persan Magician Rezvani, who taught it to Claude Rix, he also learned to Claude his great bowls routines.
let me a few days Bill to look in my books, but I think I've got this routine on paper....
I will pm you in few days.
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"Itchagoomie Pearl Cake" doesn't sound very appetizing either... could be bad for the teeth !


Not to worry Bill...it's sugar free Smile!

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I remember seeing Rix do this on one of his early visits to the USA... in his hands (and mouth) it was very magical.

I think Bongers also did it.
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I don't know if Abe Bongers did it, but I think Fred Kaps might have. Smile

BTW, Paul, Pete -- I don't know if I have asked either of you this, but do you remember a fellow who used to be at the Castle, who performed under the name "Djimm?" His real name was Jim Wirtensohn. He had the best diagonal palm shift I ever saw...from across the room.
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The late Willis Kenney had a fantastic handling of this effect...fooled me badly with several of the phases!

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Thank you everyone for your continuing help on the "Five Little Pearls" routine. I really appreciate all your efforts.

Mike - odd you should mention the late Willis Kenney. It is his handling of this routine that has inspired my search for the Claude Rix source. Willis mentioned that he bought the routine "...from a fellow with a very short name." His handling is somewhat different than I remember Rix doing it.

Bill and I remember Brick Tilley doing the routine as well. Does anyone know if Brick is still doing magic?

Bill
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On 2005-12-01 20:46, Bill Palmer wrote:
I don't know if Abe Bongers did it, but I think Fred Kaps might have. Smile
You guys are so knowledgable,my respect. Apart from his first name was "Abraham",mostly called "Bram",he also had 2 middle names,one of them starting with "P", the other one starting also with "A",which made his complete name "Abraham P. A. Bongers"
Now it is your turn to figure out his 2 middle names.
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Billwells, I have PMd you re the pearls
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[/quote]You guys are so knowledgable,my respect. Apart from his first name was "Abraham",mostly called "Bram",he also had 2 middle names,one of them starting with "P", the other one starting also with "A",which made his complete name "Abraham P. A. Bongers"
Now it is your turn to figure out his 2 middle names.
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