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DaKine Oregon
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Hi, I'm new to Magic Café. I grew up on the island of Kauai in Hawaii and keep track of the news there. I saw this story in The Garden Island newspaper (once worked for them)about 3 shows done by Jean Hugard there in 1916 and thought you might enjoy it.

http://thegardenisland.com/lifestyles/je......502.html
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Great stuff DaKine! Hugard did a Bullet Catch effect? Wow! As his finale to those Hawaii shows, he performed the Birth of a Pearl illusion which he took with him to the states. Here's some interesting history on Birth of a Pearl:

http://magicol.magicana.com/category/magicol/
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Hugard even had a mishap with the bullet catch once.
In an article titled "The Jean Hugard Story" in the November 1959 issue of _Linking Ring_ Milbourne Christopher wrote:
-----quote-----
He was wounded once, on the opening night of his second tour of New Zealand. At the Wellington Theatre, one of the four local riflemen dropped a handful of shot in his rifle. The pellets penetrated Jean's shirtfront and chest. After the show he pried them out with a penknife.
-----unquote-----
_Linking Ring_, Vol, 39 No. 9, November 1959, page 53

On page 173 of Christopher's _Panorama of Magic_ there's a picture of Hugard doing the trick, but the picture looks like an illustration, not a photo, and shows the riflemen standing maybe 20 feet from Hugard--which was probably artistic license since an actual photo showing Jean and the riflemen would probably have had to stretch across two pages of the paper

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