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Here is Alan Shaxon performing his version .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_GKiXv5YDw

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Actually, Alan Shaxon had two versions, one a Torn and Restored Newspaper, and then later marketed the Torn and Restored Newspaper with liquid vanish and after the restoration reproduced from the newspaper.
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Thank you - I read that the version with the liquid was published in a video lecture?
Is it true?
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Yes, it was on video tape.
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Bill - you know the exact name of the cassette or the link to the sale. I have almost all the books and lectures of Alan. But I did not see this version of the trick. Smile
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I would like to note I have a version of the newspaper - only 2 magicians in the world perform it. This version is very unique. Maybe someday I'll release this version - I can give private lesson - for those who love unique methods.
I paid about 500 dollars for this collectible VERSION + $ 250 for the instruction.
This is the most expensive version of the newspaper I worked with. But this is a true brilliant.
I believe I saved this trick from losing it. Smile
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Luis de Matos Has a very good presentation with the newspaper -if you are interested send me a PM - I will send you a link to the show. Smile
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Does anyone perform the version of Robert Harbin in his act? One of the most interesting historical version. I think that someday I will perform it - in memory of the great master.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rWcCuNYcrc
1939!
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Don't think this type of presentation would work in America. We don't have mass transit that many people can relate to. We are an automobile country.

I have his method he published in his famous out of print book of his plans, way back in the 1970's. It cost $100, boy that was a lot of money back then for a book.

The last time I rode on a packed with people mass transit bus, was in 1964. That was the year I bought my 1st 1960 Peugeot used car.
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Bill- I send you PM - with the video - I want to give a new life with this idea! Smile
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Bill, you obviously haven't travelled very much. Mass transit exists and is used in all major cities of the usa. Even if they don't use it daily, anyone who has visited New York City or Chicago has most likely ridden the subway / El trains.

I love the Harbin routine but I love Steinmeyers routine even more!

You paid $100 for the harbin book back in the day? I paid $1,000 for mine!
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Yes this is an expensive book! Full of ideas for great magic.
Someone tried to prepare a newspaper and work with it. Share your experience.
I don't want to use a subject of the bus or subway. It is excellent. Smile but......
But it is necessary to give the new theatrical decision to this act.
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Well that depends on your character... If your character lives or has traveled a lot in chicago, New York, London, etc... Riding a crowded train would be perfectly fitting. Actually... Reading a newspaper is more outdated than riding a subway! Ha.

But that's not to say there isn't room for many new and great ideas!
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On Jan 4, 2018, thomasR wrote:
Bill, you obviously haven't travelled very much. Mass transit exists and is used in all major cities of the usa. Even if they don't use it daily, anyone who has visited New York City or Chicago has most likely ridden the subway / El trains.

I love the Harbin routine but I love Steinmeyers routine even more!

You paid $100 for the harbin book back in the day? I paid $1,000 for mine!


Note were I live, if my audiences never experienced mass transit, they would not understand the acting being shown. There are more cities without mass transit, then with. The passenger train does not even come through Fort Wayne, strange for a city that has almost 500,000 people, if you want to take the train, you have to get a ride, 60 miles north to a tiny town without a train station, and the train stops on the tracks, and you clime on, just like in the old western movies.

ThomasR, maybe you should take some site seeing to see what the U.S. is really made up of.
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This is the Gene Anderson tear with an ending by Billy McComb:

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If anyone is interested , here is Swedish comedy magician Carl Einar Häckner performing his version of Alan Shaxon's "Tearing Up the News" (with the liquid poured in the newspaper). https://youtu.be/IVxABQTFsBw

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Here is another one to add to the list of torn & restored effects:

Martin Lewis has a torn and restored effect called "Coupons" which is quite nice. It was published in his last "Making Magic" column in MAGIC magazine August 2016 if you have that , but is available with the gimmick pre-made here: https://magikraft.com/coupons/ OR you can get the work in his lecture notes: https://magikraft.com/gravity-pull-cd-pdf/


Martin's routine for Coupons is fine as is , but recently it occurred to me that another application could be to solve the rather awkward handling of the ditch in the last few moments of Richard Osterlind's Signed Torn & Restored Newspaper. Combine Osterlind's clever set up to allow for the paper to be signed (and the signed paper restored and handed out to the spectator ) along with Lewis's ditch. (Osterlind's is on his L & L DVD Mind Mysteries Vol. 4 or the L & L DVD World's Greatest Magic - Torn & Restored Newspaper)

You can see what I mean around the 3:14 - 3:19 mark in this video of Osterlind's version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjTR6RbqhDI

It's all good up to until then , but those 5 seconds from 3:14 - 3:19 look very suspicious. It kind of loses something at that point.

Now watch how clean Martin Lewis's ending is (1:22 - 1:27) as the restoration happens and the paper is immediately handed out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-ZfFPjo-nE






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Here's a rather fine version performed by Howard De Courcy . After the Torn and Restored Newspaper , he does a Cut and Restored Rope trick.
This was filmed in 1942 by British Pathé .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5m8NPBKvL0




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By the way, if you search the British Pathé website and/or the British Pathé YouTube Channel , you can find many examples of magicians performing.
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Denis Fabre performs the Alex Emsley Torn and Restored Newspaper:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x40BNN8VO7A





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Be sure to check out Denis's other videos. Recently during the stay-at-home lockdown he spent his down time productively by performing and posting one magic video each day on his YouTube Channel , a total of 55 videos , for the 55 days of confinement in France, where he lives.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL......bIJutEng

He posted a thread about it here on the Magic Café: https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......&start=0

These videos by Denis Fabre showcase beautifully performed classic magic. If only all magic posted on YouTube was like this !


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