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Joshua Lozoff
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Am I correct in assuming that you can purchase your own "thing you wear on your face" to have multiple endings for repeat customers? Are the images in the book people who you can buy "things you wear on your face" (am I really not allowed to say 'mask?') at costume shops?

Looks like a great effect. And even though I imagine I could gather my own props together from seeing the demo, of course I would buy this effect if I ever planned to performed this.
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On 2007-07-25 20:47, Joshua Lozoff wrote:
Am I correct in assuming that you can purchase your own "thing you wear on your face" to have multiple endings for repeat customers? Are the images in the book people who you can buy "things you wear on your face" (am I really not allowed to say 'mask?') at costume shops?

Looks like a great effect. And even though I imagine I could gather my own props together from seeing the demo, of course I would buy this effect if I ever planned to performed this.

At this point you only have the one option. However, I think I read in a post that Jason is looking into creating "add-on" packs that would allow you to perform the routine with a different climax. If you were to buy the "thing you wear on your face" Smile separately, there is one other prop you would have to buy and I'm not sure you can get it in a store. I'm assuming Jason had them custom ordered. Hope that helps.
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Hello Joshua

I think I can say that You could create the routine by yourself...improvisation...but my opinion is:
- It won`t be as perfect and of as good quality if You make it by yourself as the original...because there are loads of details you shouldn`t forget (bag, numbers, the whole book and the "thing you wear")
- and secondly: Everybody could copy every trick if it is necessary...but it is the same as in the music business: To copy sounds isn`t fair...because someone must have composed the song and if there comes someone who copies the sound and makes the greatest hit out of it, it isn`t so gentle (own experiences - I also compose music). I think Jason has deserved many, many statisfied purchasers.
Don`t You think so? Smile

Kindly

Gabriel
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Hello,
I just received the RED CARPET here in germany.
It is a very well produced trick.
The props looks great, all is included in a wonderful tin, especially produced for this trick.
The booklet with the sketches is great; the pictures are not "laminated", but printed on a very hard card-stock, so they last very long.
The pictures of the stars are almost well known in europe, too.
The revealed charakter is well known around the world.
Maybe Jason will offer an update pack in the future to use another charaker.
All in all - a very good idea (for that you paid!) and very well produced props.
BUY IT!

Marc
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I finally received my copy and I am very happy with it.

Have not tried it out yet, but all the props are so well produced and the whole thing highly professional that only looking at what you get makes you want top present it in front of an audience.

Technically, there is nothing new, actually exactly the same method as in Jason's Divine Time, but what counts most is the routine. I am looking forward to the eBook with further ideas that is supposed to be released, soon.

This is one of the best ideas in mentalism for a long time, in my humble opinion. So please do NOT buy it - as I want to be one of the few who present this gem ;-)

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Ive thought about this effect for some time now, how could I NOT want this. A solid 8 minutes of material with a funny ending that will 'hit home' with the audience. I have a few idea's what I think the outcome is, but reguardless, when you say something like THE BEATLES, everyone thinks of something and gets a feeling inside them. By using celebrities It creats this bonding between the performer, the spectator and an experience in the spectators life.

Im a little sleepy, but I had to try and make sense as to why the premis for this effect is so good.

Awesome reviews THANKS!
...for the 51st time... that is NOT my card...
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I started performing The Red Carpet this week at my family shows and it was a roaring success ! In all 4 of the shows, the audience reaction was nothing short of a spontaneous outburst of laughter and applause. The look on the faces was wide-eyed surprise and satisfaction. I used this effect as my show closer and I'll admit...the audience wanted more. Because of this, I may consider using it towards the end but not as the last trick.

The Red Carpet is a truly startling and entertaining trick which will be remembered by the audience and will keep them coming back for more.

John
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One thing that I want to point out, and it was a question I had... would this play well for different types of audiences (Adults, Kids, etc). Well, my test was when I was practicing and my two year old saw the final part... and pointed saying the name of the Celebrity. And now, my two year old (ok, almost three) doesn't read People, or US, or any other celebrity Rag... but knew of this one. (ok.. maybe People).

It solidified it for me.

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I got mine about a week ago and have been waiting to preform it. Last night I did it and my audience was in shock. they loved it. I don't have a ton of cash to be spending on tricks but I am so happy I spent the money on this one. All the props are very high quality and I cant wait to start putting this into my regular shows. Great Work Jason its well worth it.
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Hello all:

I just wanted to thank everyone for their positive comments. For RevJohn, it was great to meet you at MAGIC Live in Vegas a couple of weeks ago. I distinctly remember that you were concerned whether or not the audience (anywhere in the world, and of different ages) would be able to recognize who was revealed. As you see the reveal was designed to play to as wide a range of ages and people as it does. Glad it worked out for you, and I look forward to hearing how it plays out for you at other events. And thank you to the others and for your reviews; I really appreciate it! This trick has been selling very well, and others (like Alexx) agree that what you get for your money is well worth it (granted I'm biased! lol). We're working on additional "Celebrity Identifier" kits, and hope to make them available shortly.

If you have any other questions, or would like ordering information, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your time and for your business!

Best regards,

Jason Palter
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Joshua Lozoff
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Got it! Started working it up. Anyone have ideas about a better f****e? I hate the idea of using a number to get to a page. It would be much stronger if you could f***e the name to begin with.

Looks like a fun routine.
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On 2007-09-01 20:36, RevJohn wrote:
One thing that I want to point out, and it was a question I had... would this play well for different types of audiences (Adults, Kids, etc). Well, my test was when I was practicing and my two year old saw the final part... and pointed saying the name of the Celebrity. And now, my two year old (ok, almost three) doesn't read People, or US, or any other celebrity Rag... but knew of this one. (ok.. maybe People).

It solidified it for me.

RevJohn



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Hi RevJohn

That`s a good question: Now, I`ve alredy performed it about 20 times. Ans as I did it, I noticed something VERY IMPORTANT: Alsways when I was performing it, I had to say to the audience (when I the "red carpet" is alredy over my head") that NOBODY of them should say out loud the name of the celebrity! They should not ask who it is and they shouldn`t miss any word about the celebrity! Adults don`t do it certainly! And for children it is something very exciting to not tel the name out loud - that`s now a secret they have to keep for themself and for the audience...and surely they KNOW who the celebrity is!!! That`s the most exciting celebrity for every child! But before I do this trick, I alsways say to the audience, that it could be possible, that someone doesn`t know the celebrity shown - (for example older people). But I say too, that when it should be the case, they can ask very very carefully so I couldn`t hear it. In this approximately 20 shows I always had ONE case, as somebody didn`t know the celebrity and who has asked very loud who it was (an older person) - but ALWAYS the audience does react pretty cool, that I can`t hear it...

I hope, I could help you!

Kindly

Gabriel
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A friend of mine bought this and had it sent abroad which caused great problems with customs due to the packaging (although a very nice touch). The whole package was kept by customs and the recipitent was called, only then was the "film reel" opened...

My friend had greater difficulty explaining the contents of the package than if this had been a copy pirate 35mm film!
Yours Magically,
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Yes, being even slightly ecologically minded, I really wish there hadn't been so much packaging. Really just need the few props in a plain box would have been much more to my liking. But whatcha going to do? People are just really slow to get with the times and simplify things and save resources.

Josh
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On 2007-09-06 21:09, Joshua Lozoff wrote:
Got it! Started working it up. Anyone have ideas about a better f****e? I the idea of using a number to get to a page. It would be much stronger if you could f***e the name to begin with.

Looks like a fun routine.


To answer your question, yes, there is a way to have the selection chosen. You pass out card stock and have people write famous names on them. One name per person.....

The cards are all collected and placed in a paper bag. The bag is shaken to mix the cards. A spectator is asked to reach into the bag and pull one card out. Of course it is the card that you want.

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Using Magical Dimensions suggestion, switching to a Mr. Spock, Jay Leno, etc finale would be inexpensive. Having multiple outcomes to choose from is a nice option, especially if some members of the audience have already seen you perform the routine.

I just bought this. Sometime in the next few months (after the Halloween craziness is over), I'm going to try to find a costume shop and try on a few. Though the one included is ok, finding an XXL would be nice.
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I think the trick is outstanding, and have used it for children and adults. I draw out the finish, and can almost feel the sympathy and embarrassment in the room as I fail to name the proper person. . . .

Two comments:

1) for kids, you have to reiterate several times that they should not blurt out the name, or they will

2) I too wanted variation beyond the given reveal, and have found a wooden nickel company which will give me choices for educational shows (Einstein for example) and holiday shows (Santa) - I'm glad the creator decided to include these, but wish he'd gone further - he does have his own 'supplementary' three-pack of different reveal options coming out soon, but if anyone wants some advice on where to get wooden nickels and cheap masks (great markdowns right after Halloween), let me know.

A congrats to Jason Palter on a fantastic finish and strong effect.

Regards,

Todd
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I am working on another way of doing this because I don't like the idea of using a hood.

I haven't gotten this effect yet, but it will be here in two days(I already check)

What I want to do is very much like the write up that was in the Linking Ring Magazine so many years ago.

Have people write the names of famous people on cards and drop them into a bag. I have a person pick one card and I draw the picture of this famous person. The person names the famous person, and I turn the drawing board around and show everyone my drawing of this person!

I have this done again and I reveal the darwing to be 100% correct!

A 3rd person selects a card and concentates on the person. I act as if I am having trouble reading their mind. After some time I just draw a big ? on the drawing board. I grab the darwing board and walk forward. I ask the person to name their selected famous person. THey said the name ?????????.

I drop my head and turn the board around showing the ?. I yell out, I was so close!" as I lift the board above my head as if I might throw it to the floor. I pause.... and lower the drawing board downward, covering my face. As I lower the board downward past my face everyone can now see that I really did know what famous person was sellected!


Any other ideas that anyone want to share?


Best
Ray
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I think the hood is the best part of the whole effect as it leaves the magician vulnerable and open to spectator sympathy and/or scorn. Waiting under the hood gives the false sense of humiliation you then get to dispell so wonderfully through the reveal. The hood's key.
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Just received The Red Carpet, and must say that I am impressed! Everything is top notch. It is a well-produced effect and should play very well.

This thing is not your normal mentalism effect and I am glad of it!

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