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Engine
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Can anyone tell me where to find (or pm me with a solution) a set of 20th century silks that would be white and black connected by red? I have considered various changing apparatus but I don't think it's the best solution. (Although if I could find a mirror glass that looked really great I'd glad pay well for it!)

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I have one of these:

http://madhattermagicshop.com/magicshop/......s_id=263

It is just about the nicest one I have ever seen.
Things are more like they are today than they've ever been before...
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I'd contact Richard Hughes. He is a member of the Café. I'm sure he could make one up for you. I had him make me a set with specific colors a few years back. Great quality work and a decent price.
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Yes, I can make one up. I would suggest that the bag silk be the black one.

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While I would recommend Richard for this as well, I should also mention that there is a delightful method of doing the 20th century silks that can be done with even the sheerest silks.

The handling can be found in the Rice Silk encycl. (under 20th Cent.....natch') and was featured in Dai Vernon's "Select Secrets". It uses an ungimmicked paper cone as well and the method is attributed to Justiniani.

Posted: Jun 26, 2009 11:54am
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Good choice, JNeal. The only change I would make is that you use repositionable glue along one edge of the newspaper to hold it in cone shape instead of trying to pin it (I remember getting several stab wounds from the pinning method).
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On 2009-06-26 15:26, Spellbinder wrote:
Good choice, JNeal. The only change I would make is that you use repositionable glue along one edge of the newspaper to hold it in cone shape instead of trying to pin it (I remember getting several stab wounds from the pinning method).


Professor,

This is another place where I have used Bobbie Pins!

People see how short my hair is and wonder why I buy them! (You can buy white ones for newspapers. Nurses also have them.)

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Yes anything that will speed the preparation process. It's important not to ignore the preliminaries in so many tricks...but not to be bogged down by them either!
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On 2009-06-26 11:53, JNeal wrote:
While I would recommend Richard for this as well, I should also mention that there is a delightful method of doing the 20th century silks that can be done with even the sheerest silks.

The handling can be found in the Rice Silk encycl. (under 20th Cent.....natch') and was featured in Dai Vernon's "Select Secrets". It uses an ungimmicked paper cone as well and the method is attributed to Justiniani.


Would that be in Vol 2?

I'll have a look at that before I go any farther. BTW Richard I tried to contact you via email but got no reply - maybe I had a bad addy (I think I got it from your website?)
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My email is listed below my name here. I have had some trouble getting AOL mail. AOL is having some problems.

I just linked onto your website and contacted you.

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I believe it's volume two.
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There is a bunch of 20th century stuff in volume 2.

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Given a choice, I would never use three different solid color silks in 20th Century Silks. Have you considered Sympathetic Silks as your vehicle instead?

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Hai Richard,

This maybe is off topic but can you also make a custom champagne silk with bigger load and custom colours?

My best, Ronald
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Ronald,

Yes, I can. Write me a regular email and tell me what you are thinking about using.

Found out a lot of my emails went into the spam folder. I don't why but suddenly the computer decided it did not like a lot of people. So I am playing catch up with emails.

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On 2009-06-26 11:53, JNeal wrote:
The handling can be found in the Rice Silk encycl. (under 20th Cent.....natch') and was featured in Dai Vernon's "Select Secrets". It uses an ungimmicked paper cone as well and the method is attributed to Justiniani.


You beat me to it!

This is my favorite handling of the 20th Century and using ungaffed silks to boot. Such a clean an elegant method, so to balance it out I use the Temple Screens to vanish the silk.
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Ray,
Temple Screens ... with the standard or deluxe buddhas?

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Lol.. Deluxe and I added extra glitter and difraction tape by hand.
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Now WDI...I believe that MY use of temple screens predates your handling of the Justiniani handling. I remember distinctly that I performed something not at all dissimilar at the MAGIC CASTLE that was inspired by the writings of Al DuCane....In fact, were you not on the stage that same night?

Anyway, I think the addition of diffraction grading tape is s significant enough difference to separate our effects...as they said in the film 'Steel Magnolias', : "what separates us from the lower species... is our ability to accessorize!"
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I DO remember that performance! I remember many being moved by the reading combined with some remarkable magic. It's a shame that as we get older we sometimes lose that need to reach out to our audiences with alternative artistic presentations that can mean so much. I only remember seeing that routine one time. I still don't know how you afforded all of those silks you produced! I honestly think my inspiration for the gold mylar trim on my temple screens came from another act that night with tons of gold jewlery. It was like combining Mr. T with Channing Pollock. Those were the days!
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