Trick-- "Masque"

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Postby swamy » 05/06/08 12:34 AM

I saw a video performance of a trick titled "MASQUE" where a Joker chages its identity 3 times. the routine was nice. I could not get any information on this effect.

If any of you is aware of the routine please let me know the deails.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 05/06/08 12:41 AM

It's Max Maven's and I think it was marketed as a separate item. It might appear in his book "Focus."
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Postby Marco Pusterla » 05/06/08 04:21 AM

Indeed: the trick was published in a 4 pages pamphlet in 1980, then re-published in Max's book "Focus". It's a very good trick and also quite easy to perform, well constructed and with an interesting plot. I had it in my repertoire for a number of years in the eighties...
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Postby swamy » 05/06/08 04:25 AM

Really the trick is good. But today both the trick and the book is not available. Unfortunate
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Postby Gordolini » 05/06/08 07:07 AM

Swamy - I believe the book "Focus" was reprinted and is available from Hermetic Press.
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Postby Jim Maloney » 05/06/08 09:33 AM

After a quick search, I found "Focus" available at the following places:

www.hermeticpress.com
www.dennymagic.com
www.magicbookshop.com

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Postby swamy » 05/07/08 03:33 AM

Thanks for the information.
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Postby Rennie » 05/10/08 11:13 AM

Buy the book "Focus", you will not regret it. Not only will you get Masque, but many more with the Maven touch.
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Postby swamy » 05/11/08 12:57 PM

Already planned to buy it. Fortunately the book is available at many places.
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Postby swamy » 09/05/08 09:29 AM

A variation of "Masque" is the effect titled "Masque Backward" from Aldo Colmbini's Packet tricks CD is a nice.
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