mirror gag

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Postby Andrew Martin Portala » 01/10/07 07:33 AM

I was wondering who came up with the mirror gag?
The one where someone takes a card then you turn your back and hold up a small pocket mirror.
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Postby Bob Farmer » 01/10/07 02:33 PM

That would be Moses--
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Postby Guest » 01/10/07 07:28 PM

Narcissus had one with a cup of water.
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Postby Pete Biro » 01/10/07 09:39 PM

Dedi and I worked out one with a gimmick from Leonardo, but didn't put it in print.
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Postby Guest » 01/10/07 09:43 PM

Gamblers came up with the "shiner" first ages ago, probably from someone noticing the reflection in his ring as he dealt the cards.
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Postby Guest » 01/14/07 06:22 AM

Probably someone who said the first "its all done with mirrors"

The very early versions have been standing in front of a lake trying to catch reflection of the card.
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Postby Andrew Martin Portala » 01/14/07 08:47 AM

I'm talking about the gag.The joke.
In Genii January 1996 in The Locked Room written by Gordon Bean.Rich Marotta discuss his Card in the orange routine.To quote him ,"Now ,when I turn around,and say, "Show it to the audience",I take out a mirror and peek the card.This is gag..."
Did Rich Marotta come up with piece of business or did some else??
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