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Since I began doing the Illusions Systems series of plans I have had more requests to do construction documents on the Light Bulb Girl than any single illusion. To this point I have done nothing, primarily because of two reasons One, I feel as though there is more information about this prop than our plan envelopes can hold and two, to accurately portray this illusion in plan form would probably require ten to*fifteen full size pages of drawings that are mostly technical and not very...

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Through the years my performances have taken me to all 50 states many times. During my 7 world tours I have performed in 74 countries on 5 continents, and our next international tour will take us to even more countries. Most people work all year at a job they don't particularly like and look forward to that two week vacation when they can get away and go somewhere. 1 go somewhere all year long, and if I ever took a vacation I can't imagine anywhere I would want to go. 1 began in magic when I...

Illusion Systems

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Thoughts

So now that you've built, bought, borrowed or stolen illusions, what better than to plan for their care Crates of course, are a consideration. There are basically two types the fiber Anvil case or the traditional wood case. The fiber cases are beautiful, durable, almost air tight and will probably out live you. They are also expensive and must be custom ordered from any number of crate makers. You will feel as though you've just wrecked your new car when one of these babies comes back with a...

The Illusion

In April of 1976, I had the pleasure of working a week with Robert Harbin in the old Palace of Mystery, downstairs at The Magic Castle. He suggested that I perform the Broom Suspension as Robert-Houdin is shown doing the illusion in old drawings, the base being balanced on a single support under the feet-end. I let the idea drift away literally, as a few weeks later I went to work on my first Princess Cruise. I didn't have much call for the trick on the open seas The following photos were taken...

Method

The base is made to fold for packing and the leg support folds to fit inside of it. A latch is provided to hold the base closed when it's folded. Two more latches are provided to lock the base when it's open. The casters are offset for packing. The support unfolds and pin hinges to the base. Hinged flap (8) folds down to rigidize the support. The legs clamp into the support and the height can be adjusted to suit the assistant. Once this is determined, marks or stop clocks can be made to reduce...

Light Bulb

Ginger Alden Sister Terry Alden

The light cabinet illusion traveled in a solid trunk about the size of a telephone booth. It was a cumbersome thing that took two men to carry it from the transfer truck into the theatre. The light bulbs themselves were kept in a well padded separate trunk. Since the breakage percentage was high ,the word 'Fragile1 was painted on all sides. I have read accounts of the illusion where it was mentioned that the bulbs were 'neon'. Not so. They were clear glass with a filament running the full...

The Flower Girl

I believe this was a Robert Harbin idea, covered and in its place a displayed, covered and in its place a beautiful young lady appears, illusion makes a startling first illusion. The concept is simple, rests on a small 14 diameter platform as shown. Around her is a reen cloth bag to which are attached feather flowers, leaves and garland, velcros up the hack. The pipe that holds up the platform nests covered with a cloth tube bark11. The girl breaks out of disassembles the pipes and takes her...