wand used by john carney

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wand used by john carney

Postby magicross » August 17th, 2010, 9:46 am

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

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Re: wand used by john carney

Postby Dale Shrimpton » August 17th, 2010, 10:13 am

John does, why not ask him. He's a lovely guy.
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Re: wand used by john carney

Postby Tom Stone » August 17th, 2010, 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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Re: wand used by john carney

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 17th, 2010, 12:25 pm

Bob Read actually sold the wand for a time. I have one somewhere.
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Re: wand used by john carney

Postby Gordon Meyer » August 18th, 2010, 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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Re: wand used by john carney

Postby Peter Vanspauwen » August 19th, 2010, 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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Re: wand used by john carney

Postby JFox » June 14th, 2011, 4:58 pm

Abbott's "Tantalizing Wand", perhaps?

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


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