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mpicard
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I am glad I found this list. Thank you for putting it together.
I have used a variety of those listed such as the Gene Anderson and the Robert Baxt as well as many others.
As I am doing more Stand up comedy magic, I am using the No-tear version. The idea of the paper already torn and then the flash restoration suits best for my presentation of picking up a bunch of newspaper clippings and telling one liners about the headlines. Such as " here is a story in the news about the website beautifulpeople.com has deleted the profile of over 30,000 members because they were deemed too ugly to participate. I don't know if this is true or not as I can't log on anymore. " by doing a bunch of jokes after picking up each page does not lead to the audience thinking that I am going to do a restore since I did not tear in front of them.
There is justification for each page and then after a bunch of jokes I unexpectedly restore the paper.
Easily resets and I have each joke written on each individual torn page to which I can pick and chose which jokes I will do at that performance.
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I have heard Paula's tear mentioned here. It would be nice to see it in action. What tear can you compare it to?
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AH! I have a memory like a sieve! The answer as to what other paper tear Paula's resembled was answered in another thread - WHEN I ASKED THE QUESTION THE LAST TIME! better buy some Ginko Biloba.

(BTW - It's resembles Pat Page's tear)
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I have done the Gene Anderson for years, and it took me some time to try Axel's Newsflash, but it was a smart move! I got much better reactions and it feels more natural as well.
Other wise I didn't see anyone mention the Richard Osterlind Version with a signed page.
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I just realized as I was typing an suggestion in another forum on this subject, that I forgot Mike Caveney's Torn and Restored Newspaper in his book Comedy Magic.

He has a funny finale restoration with masking tape as I recall, then rolls up the newspaper and produces a burning candle from the newspaper tube.

Now that is magic!
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Bill Hegbli:

If you like Mike Caveney's Torn and Restored Newspaper, you should see his toilet paper trick......I saw him do it first at The Faucett Ross MagicFest in 1983, and it was PHENOMENAL!!! (He did his arm juggling bit, too...and it was pretty cool!)

I talked to Mike about the toilet paper trick a couple of years ago at ABBOTT's, and he got a charge out of the fact that I loved that trick so much.....admitting to me that it was "one of my favorites, and frankly, best tricks, and that I'm delighted to hear that you like this so much...I don't hear much from Magicians about it".....
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Yeah, I seen Mike Caveney at Abott's perform these tricks, I was totally fooled by his toilet paper trick. If you want of know about the rising toilet paper, it is published in his book "Wonders". That will set you back $255.00 though he promises to describe all his different versions, plus you get all his creative effects he has been doing for some time.
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Any body have "U.F. Grant's FoolZum Newspaper Tear"? I have been looking for that one for some time.
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Richard Osterlind's signed torn and restored newspaper is grand.

Description from his Mind Mysteries series ( dvd volume #4 ):

"Signed Torn and Restored Newspaper - This is the most guarded secret in this video series! Any page is selected from a newspaper and signed by a spectator. The paper is torn in half five times and then restored. The signed paper is then returned to the spectator to keep as a souvenir. What's more, the performer is totally clean at the effect's conclusion. This effect has been fooling the best minds in magic for over 15 years and is finally being released!
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Andrew Mayne has marketed his version of the signed torn and restored newspaper as well. I think it resorts to the oldest dodge in magic to do the necessary.
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I've been performing AM's Tear Down for some time now, but I'm thinking of picking up another tear that has a flash ending. Problem being that I work street shows and many back to back bookings. I'm really eyeing up Newsflash. Is it really worth the price, though?
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Yehoshua a better version for a street version that is pretty angle proof, fast reset (yes reset!), and has a flash restoration is Joel Bauer's "Torn and Restored Newspaper". It was honed for a trade show environment and I have used it on the streets. It is quick and clean and easy to build.
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Harry, thanks so much for the recommendation! I'm on the hunt now!
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Johnny Brown had a two restore version of the Gene Anderson Tear in "Isn't it Good?" I used it on television in the Seventies on Loman and Barkley.
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Paula Paul's Newspaper tear is needed to be listed on this forum. She put together a nice version for herself. Last I know she was selling it for $20.00, and has redesigned the printed instructions to include photographs.

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Now we have the latest version by the Paul Harris company. The Examiner by John Graham is a $100.00 version that uses a very small paper. I would not actually call it a newspaper tear, as it only uses one sheet and a very odd size paper at that. Kind of like the small ad sheets inserted in the Sunday Newspaper. The handling is questionable to my way of thinking, using a lot of controlling and folding behind the scenes.

They say, the guy put a lot of work into it, and from the demo video, I have to agree. Maybe to much work. The process alone looks labor intensive.
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Here is one that has not been previously mentioned in this discussion:

Antonio Romero's Torn & Restored Newspaper.

http://www.antonioromero.net/romeromagic......d_lang=4

also available from here:

http://www.lybrary.com/the-torn-and-rest......433.html

Quote:
"This routine incorporates a system that conceals the torn pieces automatically, eliminating all angle problems. This means it can be performed surrounded, and that makes it truly practical and easy to perform.

The video contains over 60 minutes of detailed instructions with all the secrets of this wonderful routine that has made its way into the repertoires of many professionals. It was created by Antonio Romero in 1983 and first published in his book La Magia de Antonio Romero in 1992."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_uzeAao4g0




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I thought it would be interesting to compare the "flash" restoration phase of Gene Anderson's version to Antonio Romero's version to Axel Hecklau's version:

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



To the average audience member viewing this effect all three of these are the same. What varies for the performer is the amount of set-up required and the moves required to get to this phase in the trick . Anderson's and Hecklau's can be performed with larger size broadsheet newspapers , but I've only seen Romero's done with the more compact "tabloid" size . Romero's might be adaptable to a larger size newspaper . I actually don't find the smaller tabloid size to be a problem as newspaper size in general continues to shrink and many of the commonly available free "community newspapers" or trade papers are the smaller tabloid size, so obtaining materials to make the trick is more or less no cost. (aside from a few items from a craft store or office supply store.)


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I would, as an MC, walk on stage and find a lot of pieces of paper on the floor, pick them all up and restore to a full untorn page. Smile
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Pete, you are of course speaking of the "No Tear Torn and Restored Newspaper" or the "No Tear Version 2" from Mark Mason at JB Magic.

Sells for $25.00.
http://www.jbtvusa.com
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There is also the No Tear Ulitimate No Tear Newspaper Tear Illusion by Magic Maker's. I like to call it the vanishing Paper Clip trick.




The make "The Torn and Restored Newspaper Illusion", which seems to be a collection of different methods.

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