Rainbow Billiard Balls

This effect is performed with balls of various colors. It is taught to you in pantomime style and is best presented with music. There is no reason, however, why this effect cannot be "Pattered" and used without music, or pantomimed without music.

The effect of the different-colored balls is very pretty and will make a good number for your programs. Before you attempt this experiment, however, be sure that you have mastered the moves in the preceding routine.

EFFECT:

Four balls mysteriously appear between the fingers of the Magician's right hand, one at a time. These balls apparently change color at will. At the finish, a red, a white, a green, and a yellow ball are held between the fingers and are then dropped onto a plate one at a time to prove them solid.

PARAPHERNALIA:

1 -- A set of Rainbow Billiard Balls, which consists of: 1 white ball - 1 white shell 1 yellow ball 1 green ball 1 red ball

These balls are 1 3/4 inches in diameter.

We can supply you with a beautiful set of Rainbow Billiard Balls at a reasonable price.

MODUS OPERANDI: To Prepare:

Place WHITE SHELL over YELLOW BALL in rear right trousers' pocket. Place GREEN BALL in left coat pocket and RED BALL up under left side of vest, about two inches up from bottom edge. (Here you utilize the principle of VESTING again, taught you in the preceding lesson.) Place WHITE BALL in right coat pocket.

If this experiment is to be performed after "Adam and Eve," you can arrange the balls a little differently so as not to interfere with the first effect you perform. The white shell and yellow ball can be in the right coat pocket instead of the trousers' pocket or in the right vest pocket. In arranging a program, the placing of the balls in preparation for this effect will have to be done in accordance with your requirements. You will have no difficulty, however, in varying your arrangements.

To Perform:

Got WHITE ball into palm of right hand. Do the Change Over Palm and get ball into left palm. See Figures 6 and 7, using opposite hands. Now produce ball on closed left fist. See Figures 8, 9, and 10.

Throw ball into air twice, then pretend to throw it a third time but keep it palmed in left hand. See Figures 15 and 16.

Produce ball from right elbow or by pretending to blow it from nose, allowing it to ball down into right hand. Then turn left side of body to audience. Toss ball to left hand, back to right, then to left again. Pretend to toss it once more to right hand but keep it Palmed in left. See Figure 22. Then open right hand and show that ball has vanished.

Look at audience a moment, then raise forefinger of right hand to head as though you had made a discovery. Reach into back pocket with right hand and take WHITE shell with YELLOW ball from it. Hold it between thumb and first finger of right hand so that only shell shows to audience. Apparently you have produced the white ball which you vanished a moment ago.

Suddenly produce the yellow ball between first and second fingers of right hand. See Figures 28, 29, 30, 31.

Figure 53 shows mysterious appearance of yellow ball between fingers.

To show ball and shell as two solid balls --

Hold balls as in Figure 53. Bring third finger under yellow ball.

Figure 54.

Figure 55 shows a side view of this position, away from audience.

Grip yellow ball between second and third fingers and bring it downward between these two fingers. Bring shell upward between thumb and first finger until it can be gripped

between back of second finger and first finger. You may keep thumb on shell or remove it, as you like. Be sure to keep back of shell away from audience. As you make this movement, wave your hand a little.

Figure 56.

You have now shown back and front of right hand and have apparently shown all sides of the balls.

Bring shell and ball back to position shown in Figure 54, and finally to that in Figure 53.

THUMB TWIST METHOD:

Here is another method for apparently showing ball and shell on all sides to convince audience that you hold two solid balls. This is a very handy method.

Hold ball and shell as in Figure 57.

Bend forefinger, rolling shell back to thumb joint. Figure 58.

Bend thumb inward, turning shell with it so that front of shell faces outward as you expose palm of hand to audience. Thus you have shown back and palm of right hand and audience believes they have seen all sides of the balls.

Figure 59.

Right hand may be brought over in front of body and turned outward to expose palm.

This move is not difficult, once you get the knack and can determine the exact position of shell on thumb joint at which you can turn it easily. In an emergency, third finger can be pressed against edge of shell to turn it.

Now bring shell back to position by reversing movements performed above.

You now have the white shell and yellow ball in right hand and the white ball palmed in left hand.

Bring left hand up to right and remove yellow ball, at the same time, slipping white ball into shell. See Figure 32.

Strike balls together to prove them solid. Then place yellow ball between third and fourth fingers of right hand.

Show palm of right hand freely now, for white ball is in white shell. Then as you turn hand to show back again, bring white ball out of shell between first and second fingers.

Figure 60.

Expose right palm again and show balls solid by Thumb Twist Method.

With tossing motion of right hand, vanish white ball by dropping it into shell again. Show both sides of hand.

Reach into left coat pocket with left hand and Palm out the GREEN ball.

"Here?"

Shake your head and remove hand as though there was nothing in it.

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Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

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