Very White Magic


A pleasant variation on almost any programme would be to introduce an all-white effect. Here it is—a new routine in which an egg, handkerchief and a glass of milk change places.

The routine lends itself to some scientific patter about how objects of the same colour, given the right atmosphere, will switch their shapes with one another. All the articles used are white, hence the title.

You will probably have all rhe requirements, except perhaps the "Watch the Milk" feke. They are as follows:

1. An Evaporated Milk Jug.

2. Two tubes, suitably decorated. These are not faked in any way but they must be large enough to fit over, and completely cover, a tumbler.

3. Two tumblers. These are the type sold with "Watch the Milk".

4. Two white silks.

5. Two eggs, one being the "Handkerchief to Egg" one.

6. The feke supplied with "Watch the Milk".

The Set-up is as follows: the Evaporated Milk jug is "filled" with milk. One of the silks is lying on the fable, and the other, rolled up, is in a position from where it is easy to obtain it—likewise rhe hollow egg. One tube is empty, the other contains the feke. The glasses lie beside them.

The rolled-up silk is palmed. A tumbler is picked up, shown and placed in the empty tube and at the same time the palmed silk is dropped in. Then the milk is "poured in".

The second tumbler is shown and placed in the second tube, really into the feke. The egg is picked up and openly placed in the tumbler.

Now the hollow egg and other silk are obtained and the silk is pushed into the fist (really, of course, into the egg). The egg can then be disclosed in the magician's favourite way. "Eggs-Posure" could be used to good effect here.

All that remains is to show that the other articles have also changed. Of course, the tubes are shown to be empty.

It must be impressed on the audience what goes into which tube, so that they fully appreciate the transposition. You could mark rhe tubes by painting on them a glass of milk and an egg to facilitate this and then the effect could be used in a silent act.

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Dear Max Andrews,

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Eddie Joseph must be a real magician to write "How To Pick Pockets" so clearly, every chapter is well understood at a once over. Yours sincerely,

Raymond A. Swann.

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