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Mario Morris
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What books have you got on the Flea Circus?
Mario
calexa
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You want to buy or build a flea circus?

Alright, it costs you 2.750 $ (+50 $ shipping), and you can buy one:
http://www.stevensmagic.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=4418

Or you buy the "Building Kit" with a video and a CD for 55 $:
http://www.stevensmagic.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=4426

Have fun!

Magixx
Optimists have more fun.....
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To learn how to do a 100% real flea circus, try to get a copy of the irregularly published magazine "Shocked and Amazed" put out from the atomic books site. You want Volume 2. It might be tought to find, but it is real, not a trick.
drwilson
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The "real" flea circus is also discussed in Ricky Jay's "Jay's Journal of Anomalies" (the collection in one volume).

Yours,

Paul
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The article in Shocked & Amazed is a reprint of the chapter on Roy Heckler from Bill Ballantine's book Wild Tiger's and Trained Fleas. The reprint might be in The Best of Shocked & Amazed that is currently in print.
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Hi:

I've been performing my flea circus for nearly six months now...and what Todd Robbins says is true. You have to BELIEVE in the fleas. While you can certainly build your own flea circus (which, if you're handy isn't so bad) or you can even purchase one. But the key to it all is the patter and script you come up with. That's what will ultimately "sell" your circus. Make the little buggers (pun completely intended) come alive.

I'm dancing a precarious line right now, because, strangely enough, I'm running into people who don't want to book me because they don't want fleas in their home.

Talk about being a victim of your own hype!!!

--Jon
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Hi All, I build very unique flea circuses with amazing effects, I do not have the time to devote to building these as I would like to - just do it in my spare time.

I have sold them worldwide. You can click onto http://www.freewebs.com/caputocollection/

Once on the homepage, click onto the 'Flea Circus Link'

Chuck
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You can build your own here is plans
http://www.hanklee.org/xcart/product.php?productid=7057
Follow the spirits of the wind and you will find your voice
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Clifford the Red
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Tony Andruzzi as Tom Palmer also published a booklet on the Flea Circus, if you can find it.
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Here is an account of the Alberti Flea Circus, with a dozen photos:

http://www.sideshowworld.com/FCAlbertiFC.html

This was a great show! Jim Alberti spent about two hours talking to me between shows. Not content with reading the Tom Palmer book (which is very good), he looked up Tony Andruzzi himself years ago and got the story on the act first hand. The props for his show are based on the Tom Palmer approach.

Todd is absolutely right about the flea circus. Even with the most sophisticated of props, nothing much happens in a flea circus. The demands on the performer are huge. If you can't pull this act off with a paper bag, an embroidery hoop, and a pair of tweezers, an automaton costing thousands of dollars isn't going to work either.

Yours,

Paul
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The June 2006 issue of Genii magazine has a very nice article on the Hakan Varol Flea Circus, made in Germany. Hakan Varol was at the dealer's room in FISM demonstrating this very nice mechanical Flea Circus. He also has a web site, I will post the link if I can find it.
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Here is the link to Hakan Varol's web site: http://www.hakan-varol.de/
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I built my own flea circus, from Walt Noon plan. Very nice...
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Doug Higley
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Ssucahyo's Flea Circus is FIRST CLASS all the way...beautiful job my friend...professional to the hilt.
(you had sent me photos awhile ago)
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Eddie Garland
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Ssucahyo built it from scratch?
ssucahyo
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Hi, the instruction is in the video taped, and I have to imported from US (mr. Noon suplied me)for some part, like the carousel, water pump.
I think the taped is crystal clear and easy to follow.
Doug, your Dark Museum also first class...till today I always proud to show that to friends and use in in my bizarre act!!!
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Yeah...but your's is more 1st class than mine is 1st class.
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ssucahyo
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Doug....even my fleas very scared to view your shrunken head...few days they can not work!! they really shock!! now I never put my Dark Museum near my fleas...
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Anverdi-museum
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One of my circuses are currently for sale on Ebay, it is up on Sept. 29th, you can see it by searching my name on Ebay's homepage.



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Hey Chuck! You need to stop by the Café more often! How's stuff?
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