world's fair illusions - white owl pavilion

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world's fair illusions - white owl pavilion

Postby webbmaster » March 20th, 2017, 1:44 pm

I recently saw Tomorrowland with George Cloony and a scene in it got me thinking about the White Owl Cigar pavilion which had an illusionist with (spoiler alert) twins. I was a kid at the time and every illusion was perfect. I seem to only remember Asrah, the Thin Sawing and a Doll's House built as a cigarette machine. I never tried to find this on youtube but maybe I will.

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Re: world's fair illusions - white owl pavilion

Postby Doug Thornton » March 20th, 2017, 5:05 pm

Mark Wilson's The Hall of Magic DVD with 1964 Hall of Magic accordion-style postcard:


http://www.markwilsonmagic.com/other-dvds.html
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Re: world's fair illusions - white owl pavilion

Postby webbmaster » April 12th, 2017, 3:33 pm

Thanks Doug Thornton ! I knew someone would know !

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Re: world's fair illusions - white owl pavilion

Postby Conus » April 29th, 2017, 2:08 pm

I remember the pavilion was round and fired a 6 foot smoke ring into the air every 15 minutes or so.

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Re: world's fair illusions - white owl pavilion

Postby webbmaster » May 1st, 2017, 11:27 am

Conus, were you the guy sitting next to us ? And, did you see the Pieta sculpture by Michelangelo which was a textbook example of bad lighting and you went by on a conveyor belt (like in the 'future') ?


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