Doc Shiels "The Mummy's Hand" routine and props

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Doc Shiels "The Mummy's Hand" routine and props

Postby wkitwizard » January 30th, 2009, 9:54 am

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.
View images of props here:
http://s586.photobucket.com/albums/ss30 ... deView.jpg

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Re: Doc Shiels "The Mummy's Hand" routine and props

Postby Jonathan Townsend » January 30th, 2009, 10:22 am

Beautiful work - thanks for sharing the pics
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Re: Doc Shiels "The Mummy's Hand" routine and props

Postby wkitwizard » February 5th, 2009, 1:53 pm

Since the "Egyptian Magic" script called for numerous other effects, I crafted a great many other items to use with the routine. If interested, please let me know and I'll post the photos here for everyone to enjoy.

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Re: Doc Shiels "The Mummy's Hand" routine and props

Postby Eugene2 » April 15th, 2010, 11:31 pm

Would enjoy to see these.
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Re: Doc Shiels "The Mummy's Hand" routine and props

Postby Dale Bower » May 19th, 2010, 5:56 pm

This effect sounds interesting--and might fit into a concept show I'm working on...is it available as a booklet, or in some other published source? Any information appreciated! Thanks. *DALE*

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Re: Doc Shiels "The Mummy's Hand" routine and props

Postby Robert Allen » September 12th, 2010, 8:12 pm

This trick is described in the Supreme Magic publication, Daemons, Darkings, and Doppelgangers, by Tony Shiels. It's a relatively thin, hardcover book. It might be somewhat hard to find nowadays. Originally published in 1968, later reprinted in 1981.

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Re: Doc Shiels "The Mummy's Hand" routine and props

Postby Riley G Matthews » September 18th, 2010, 9:46 pm

I should have keep all my hardcopies of Doc Shiels works years ago...
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Re: Doc Shiels "The Mummy's Hand" routine and props

Postby Stmarkus » November 20th, 2010, 1:04 am

Beautiful craftsmanship! Great attention to detail! Thanks for posting.

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Re: Doc Shiels "The Mummy's Hand" routine and props

Postby wkitwizard » April 8th, 2011, 9:25 am

The Tony "Doc" Shiels effect is a short overview of a seance stunt in this book.
Given the right atmosphere and scripting, the climax could be a stunner! This is definitely one of those presentations that calls for exacting details in the props.

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