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Can any one recommend a good DVD with TT presentations. I have Darwin's DVD's but I'm looking for DVD's with presentations and not explanation of effects. I'm still looking for a good routine to watch with just a 6" silk.
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You might check YouTube if you're just looking for presentations, there are few that are nice. Here's one with a nice idea to it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnj6VA4TmZg

And I've always liked the way this guy handles a TT, very smooth presentations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umAWh4VFFmY
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On 2012-12-27 01:41, theamazingsauce wrote:
Can any one recommend a good DVD with TT presentations. I have Darwin's DVD's but I'm looking for DVD's with presentations and not explanation of effects. I'm still looking for a good routine to watch with just a 6" silk.


The Pat Page DVD (via L&L Publishing) about TT's is pure dynamite - and cheap as chips.

Contents:
- Introduction
- Getting a Thumb Tip
- Vanishing silk
- Steals
- Transfers
- Thumb Tip 'Don'ts'
- A match vanish
- Paper bag vanish
- Salt trick
- Diminishing handkerchief
- Cigarette vanish
- Disposal of the Thumb Tip
- Cigarette vanish in silk
- Ditching tip in breast pocket & jacket pockets
- Big coin, little coin
- Variation with sponge balls
- Vanishing coins
- Silk purse
- Bill & silk
- Thumb Tip effects with a purse frame
- Torn & restored bill
- Further silk vanish & production
- Coin vanish afterthoughts
- Burnt & restored napkin
- Further chat about thumb tips (including a very convincing TT steal not using the thumb)

UNRESERVEDLY RECOMMENDED! Smile
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On 2012-12-25 00:40, Dick Oslund wrote:
Here comes the old geezer again!
I bought my first (metal) TT in 1946 from Percy Abbott (he paid the postage!!!)for 25 cents. (Percy apparently needed to raise some money, so he was running a sale on a few things! In those days the big thing was vanishing a STUB of a lit cig. in a borrowed handkerchief. The metal TT was about an inch long (deep)--a stub was about all it could hold. I used it a lot.

Then "Mr. Vernet" came along! In 1975,at the SAM conv. in Chicago, I was jackpotting with old friend J B BOBO. He said, "Dick have you seen this?" He produced and vanished a 12" silk. (bare hands) From the basic handling, I recognized a TT as the gaff. But, my eyes must have 'lit up' as I said, "Wow,(etc.)!!! That's beautiful J B!" We discussed the fine points. He wrote it up in his "BOBO SHOW BOOK"(pub. MAGIC INC.--late '70s) That fall,on the road with my school show, I tested it in almost 200 shows. It never missed! I developed an ultra simple routine as an opener with minimal lines. I used it for about five years regularly,in the show, and still do it often for close up, casuals and strolling. I'm retired. If there is any interest,I'll be happy to share it. My rule for presentations for anything I do,is >>>K I S M I F<<<--(Keep It Simple-Make It Fun)



OK, Someone above mentioned lit cigarette in spectator's jacket. I first saw old friend TERRY SANDMAN do this.(Possibly at the LITTLE ROCK IBM convention) He sold a very commercial routine about 25 years ago. I used it in casual work, until cigarettes went "out of fashion"--I'll still do it if opportunity arises. It's very strong.

I knew Mike Koslowski and learned his #100 bill switch when it came out, but learned to switch without a TT. Heqq! when the TT idea came along, I was too old to unlearn, and start using a tip. (I'm now 81) Either way, it's a powerful effect.

The most important thing is NOT to poke with your thumb! IT'S NOT NATURAL (except for Little Jack Horner)Maybe I'll try to write up what I mean.

Oh! if there is interest in the silk prod. and van. I'll explain how to vanish an '18" silk' w/ TT (common sense, if you've been around)

Now, here's a use that has not been discussed yet in this thread:::My old pal, the late ROY KISSELL told me of his involvement in a BLOODLESS SURGERY SCAM. It's a relatively long story, but interesting.

HERE IS (FOR ME) the #1 strongest effect, for casual, impromptu work, and even to CLOSE a short PARLOR show. It's titled SON OF MORNING.
JAY MARSHALL and I had flown from Chicago to North Carolina for an SEAM convention in 1977. We shared a room. During a break in the convention "festivities", Jay said, "Hey! here's a bit I just picked up." He picked up a packet of paper matches, lit one match and inserted it, blazing, into his closed fist. He fanned the fist with the match book, opened the fist and the match was gone. The effect was "slightly" spectacular! Again,knowing Jay's mannerisms, I recognized a TT. I said, "That jogs my memory. I think I saw the concept suggested in a "GENII" about 20-25 years ago. I THINK a guy named Jim or Joe LUCIER wrote it up." (I had sold my old GENIIs, so I've never checked that out) Jay didn't dispute it, but he could not remember where he had gotten it either! Later that summer at Abbotts GTG, Gene Anderson got "involved" with it, too. My memory is fuzzy on those details. But, it got into his lecture notes (THE PART TIME PRO) and he had SOME GREAT LINES for it. It was a little rhyme of about seven lines (normally I don't like poetic patter)but it "made" the bit into a neat closer as mentioned above. Gene said(if I remember correctly) that Fred Lowe (England) had used the name Son of Morning in his lecture in England. If this sounds like something that might play for you, I suggest contacting Gene Anderson and buying his notes with the rhyme. There, not only my thumb, but my fingers are tired, too.






YO! --as the dyslexic Rabbi said!!! I wrote the above last week, and the next AM I realized that in the THIRD PARAGRAPH, I mentioned Terry SANDMAN! ---I meant to say TERRY SEABROOKE! Terry first showed a bunch of us his LIT CIGARETTE IN A SPECTATOR'S JACKET in the mid '70s. I used it until working with cigarettes became "UNpopular".

I tried getting back HERE to correct my error---and I COULD NOT FIND MY COMMENTS. My 81 year old eyes totally missed the "page 1 2 3 NEXT"! I thought my comments had been deleted, or had fallen into a Sanada gaff! So, (as Paul Harvey used to say)now you know the "rest of the story"!

Some day, perhaps, I'll tell the story of Terry Seabrooke and the Little Rock AR convention.
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Hi Todd (with two "Ds") and Marion!
Thank you for the kind words. Here "ist gemuetlichkeit, ja! I think that I shall enjoy many of the conversations.

I just checked out your one hand coin change. WOW! WWWONDERFUL! My mind flicked back to Magic Inc. in the mid '70s. I was behind the counter on a Saturday afternoon, when a young man tossed a half dollar from his right hand into his left hand, BUT, when it landed, it was an English Penny! I blinked! Well, it had to be the GOSHMAN FLIP, but I had never seen it done so beautifully. I went to the back room and got Jay out to see it. We agreed. the young man "must be in league with the devil!" Yes! "MAGIC" only happens in the mind of the audience!

It has been years. I can't recall where I met Steve Dusheck. He did some great stuff. Unfortunately, I was on the road most of the time, so there wasn't always opportunity to really follow up and get acquainted.

Todd>>I hope that the bit with the TT works out for you. Be careful not to RUSH with it. It has served me well for 35 years.
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I love all the mentions of putting out a cigarette in a spectator's clothing. it was that very thing, using one of the aforementioned tiny metal TTs, that landed me my first ever restaurant gig. I believe that was 1975.

this thread has also given me a treasure trove of ideas. thanks all!
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I love all the mentions of putting out a cigarette in a spectator's clothing. it was that very thing, using one of the aforementioned tiny metal TTs, that landed me my first ever restaurant gig. I believe that was 1975.

this thread has also given me a treasure trove of ideas. thanks all!


It was a regular routine in Terry Seabrooke's cabaret routine - cigarette in spectators jacket. He had some lovely gags using that trick.

Just a couple of ideas - that people probably already know, but maybe worth mentioning for those that don't.

1. When putting a cigarette or match into a TT, it will last a lot longer (if it's a Vernet or plastic tip) by having some silver foil paper pushed inside In advance. I've always used the silver paper simply torn from a cig packet - silver side showing, of course, but you can also use aluminium cooking foil. This way, the tip of the tip won't get burnt/mis-coloured over time, as the silver paper absorbs the heat.

2. Another of Terry Seabrooke's tips was to put a little magicians rope inside - just a few individual strands, cut into small pieces. Especially from a distance (e.g. Cabaret floor), this creates a little more smoke thus adding to the effect that the jacket's actually burning. DON'T be tempted to use flash paper, etc. - too bright a spark/flame with give the game away that you are using a gimmick of some kind. Keep it real - cloth just wouldn't burn that way.

Hope these ideas are useful to some of you out there.
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Some thoughts.
When vanishing a cig, don't reproduce it.
You will hear about that for daz.
Payne - The idea with a big silk and little silk penetration is awsome.
I mean to say, that is really awsome.
Jaz - You're sick.

Try this.
Get a 18 silk.
Push a TT into the well in the fist.
Push in a small sponge ball.
Curl your fingers to avoid the TT Spider Fingers. Dick Oslund can tell you more about this.
Then pull out and grab a corner of the silk.
It hides the TT.
Slowly pull the silk out of the fist to show silk MT.
Hang silk over thumb and spread both hands and fingers wide.
It kills. (like many things here)

Did this at a lecture at a convention once. The next day I dropped by Goshman's booth to say hi. While there someone said thanks for showing the sponge thing. Goshman then said, "Oh you're the guy that did the sponge silk thing. All day long I've been pestered by people wanting a TT, sponge ball and silk."
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