Constructed in 1980 by wood craftsman Bob Jackson, and hand decorated and painted by me, these props bring Shiels routine to life. Based upon a seance, with a blackout, the "Mummy's Hand" vanishes from the Egyptian cabinet, and is seen to float as a "glowing hand" up and into the air, only to vanish. When the lights come back on, the cabinet reveals a missing "hand", only to be replaced with a real
foot of a falcon. The paper mache mask is part of the Egyptian magic ritual.
The detail necessary to paint these props would be impossible for me today-with my poor eyesight and unsteady hands.
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