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Bill Hegbli
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Puzzling, it begins on page 296 and ends on page 299 in my copy. Dick never said if there was additional printings.
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Puzzling, it begins on page 296 and ends on page 299 in my copy. Dick never said if there was additional printings.



So I got three extra pages of Dick's excellent material! Smile 296 in mine is the count for the Professor's Nightmare.

There is a fun mention in the March 1937 Linking Ring in the Five Minutes with Frank Lane article.

"The most important thing this month was Gen Grant's new store. Well, Gen's pretty well sold on my new Utility Gimmick, so I promised to go down to N'Yawk and mystify the boys. Gen tried to get Lester Lake to put his head in the Lion's mouth he thought it would be a good opening.'but Lester I guess, is just rising to the surface out there in the floods. I knew you'd rise to the top, Lester...Gen's got the Real Magic Store that a magician dreams about...a beautiful place, tile floors, tile booths, beautiful full length wall mirrors, couches, end stands with smoking trays, deep, comfortable arm chairs and Percy Abbott's Tip See Bottle trick, which is a pip, and which Grant sold about 175 the first week he was in business...(You're welcome, Percy)."
Bill Hegbli
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Getting back to Nat's question the Gene Anderson Newspaper Tear is an excellent closer. His book is excellent as well, it is available on his website Gene Anderson.

https://www.geneanderson.com/thebook.html
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For walk-in engagements where I work from single case they are...

Opener: Fantasio Color Changing Cane to Silks / 20th Century Silks

Closer: Linking Rings (with rings falling off the arm linking) followed by Fantasio Appearing Cane amid applause.

For events where I set up with music, backdrop, tables, and platform the opener currently changes to:

Fantasio Color Changing Cane to Plume / Marshall Garden of Flowers / Tora Flower Pot
Bill Hegbli
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Frank, it sounds like you stole one of my opening acts, from the 1980's. Nice to see other magicians like real magic effects as well.
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Bill Hegbli
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Nat, Gene Anderson is offering one of his opening routines for free called Star Of The Show.

https://www.geneanderson.com/starshow.html

Don't worry, you do not have to give any info, or make a fake order like some websites. Just download it.
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Interesting thread.

I will recommend Bill Abbott's 5 card opener. You know the trick, but Abbott's presentation conditions the audience to applaud and speak out. Just what a performer wants.

At the time, I was performing for Nursing/assisted living homes - they tended to be not so responsive. So I was apprehensive performing this for audiences that tend to be passive.. boy was I wrong! They responded wonderfully!

Highly recommended.

John
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Interesting thread.

I will recommend Bill Abbott's 5 card opener. You know the trick, but Abbott's presentation conditions the audience to applaud and speak out. Just what a performer wants.

At the time, I was performing for Nursing/assisted living homes - they tended to be not so responsive. So I was apprehensive performing this for audiences that tend to be passive.. boy was I wrong! They responded wonderfully!

Highly recommended.

All great ideas --- Thanks!!!

John
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Again, thanks for the suggestions!

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On Sep 27, 2019, John Long wrote:
Interesting thread.

I will recommend Bill Abbott's 5 card opener. You know the trick, but Abbott's presentation conditions the audience to applaud and speak out. Just what a performer wants.

At the time, I was performing for Nursing/assisted living homes - they tended to be not so responsive. So I was apprehensive performing this for audiences that tend to be passive.. boy was I wrong! They responded wonderfully!

Highly recommended.

All great ideas --- Thanks!!!

John
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