wand used by john carney

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Postby magicross » 08/17/10 09:46 AM

does anyone know what the name of the wand john carney used on david letterman
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Postby Dale Shrimpton » 08/17/10 10:13 AM

John does, why not ask him. He's a lovely guy.
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Postby Tom Stone » 08/17/10 11:54 AM

magicross wrote:does anyone know what the name of the wand john carney used on david letterman
According to Bob Read in his booklet "The Penultimate Cups and Balls" (undated), the wand was first described by Laurie in the Davenport's Demon Telegraph 129, March 1950, under the name "Tipsy Tips".
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 08/17/10 12:25 PM

Bob Read actually sold the wand for a time. I have one somewhere.
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Postby Gordon Meyer » 08/18/10 10:18 PM

magicross wrote:does anyone know what the name of the wand john carney used on david letterman


I think he named the wand "Gunther," but I'm not sure.

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Postby Peter Vanspauwen » 08/19/10 11:38 AM

The Supreme Magic Co. used to sell this wand as "Beacon wand", with instructions for a children's routine.
The routine ended with the change of the wand into a black and white stripes one, and the production of an orange ball which fitted on an end of the wand, representing a miniature belisha beacon.
In a comedy show John Carney uses the change to the striped wand, as can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H_Uf0S7ulY

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Postby JFox » 06/14/11 04:58 PM

Abbott's "Tantalizing Wand", perhaps?

(white end "tips" vanish & reappear back on the wand, etc.)
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