Magic with neckties

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Postby Mike Remington » 08/15/12 05:42 AM

For a stage performance at the end of September, I plan to use Eric Mead's Tie One On routine. As that leaves you with multiple ties, does anyone have any suggestion of where I could find other routines that could be done with ties? I am experimenting with adapting a rope routine.

Also, I have spent a good part of this year with limited mobility due to an accident. While that has improved in recent weeks and I am very optimistic that I will be fine by then, as a contingency, are there any ideas of lines that can be done about crutches.
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Postby Q. Kumber » 08/15/12 10:53 AM

While it is not easy to find, David Berglas published a softcover book, The Berglas File Vol 1, in 1976. It included at least one necktie effect. You borrow a tie and a watch, stand on a chair and drop the watch down through the tie, giving the tie a flick and catching the watch in a knot in the tie.
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Postby Joe Pecore » 08/15/12 11:26 AM

Check out "Korem's Card on Tie" published by Paul Harris in Las Vegas Close Up (1978) and Art of Astonishment (1996)
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Postby erdnasephile » 08/15/12 01:32 PM

Tie Tack from Encore III (Ammar)
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Postby Spellbinder » 08/15/12 03:19 PM

Eleazar's "Necktie Tear & Necktie Tricks" from his book "Tear-able Magic."
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Postby Mike Remington » 08/17/12 05:26 AM

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Korem's Card on Tie looks like something that would fit in with the rest of what I am doing.

The Berglas routine sounds interesting. However, in searching for it I am only able to find listings of copies - Torrents or xeroxes. Also, as I am recovering from multiple fractures, I probably should avoid any routine that involves standing on a chair for the time being.
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Postby Steve Bryant » 08/17/12 10:35 PM

Milt Larsen sells a comedy growing necktie.
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Postby Leonard Hevia » 08/21/12 01:02 AM

I remember seeing an effect in the white or blue N.Y. Symposium book where a necktie penetrates through the handle of a coffee mug. Neither object is gimmicked.
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Postby mrgoat » 08/21/12 04:16 AM

Fred Robinson's Coin/Tie trick. It's in the book.
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Postby Allen Tipton » 08/22/12 01:49 PM

Years ago in I think Genii--Larry Acuri advertised--again I think a colour changing necktie. The Cut & Restored Necktie has been routined by so many magicians--including the great Bill Neff. There is a book on this effect--'Necktie Magic' by Frank Herman--published I think by Magic Inc. My copy has just gone to my son in Portugal. Our own Tom Owen has a very funny version--short details in his lecture notes. Then there is the old Rising Necktie. And what about a version OF YOUR OWN using IT of Finn Jon's rising necktie--like a snake rearing? And the Dancing Handkerchief but done with a necktie. Also look in the Encyclopedia of Silk Magic Volume 2, Chapters 15 & 16, and adapt the Serpent Silk to a necktie. Also the C & R Necktie in the flat tube of paper, as done normally with a silk. Then you could do the Classic Lesson in Magic with a necktie that grows, shrinks, is in pieces, changes colour or loses colour & finally is restored. And finally finally the Growing Necktie--check the dealers. Allen Tipton UK
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Postby Allen Tipton » 08/22/12 06:02 PM

Then of course you could do Magic Washing (Cords of Phantasia, Lazy Magician) with neckties. And the Comedy Wrist Tie with a necktie. And what about working out Linking Neckties. Either with the gimmick or the non gimmick version published some years ago. Have to look up the name & inventor. There is one of my favourites in Tarbell 5 page 336 onwards-'Judge Lynch's Necktie Party. Doc also has the C & R Necktie in Vol. 4 page 69 and his version of Card on The Necktie Vol. 4 page 119 These should give you plenty to think about. Allen Tipton UK
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Postby Mike Remington » 09/10/12 03:00 AM

Leonard Hevia wrote:I remember seeing an effect in the white or blue N.Y. Symposium book where a necktie penetrates through the handle of a coffee mug. Neither object is gimmicked.


It is in the White Symposium book (Collection 3). Although the pictures are all of a tie and a mug, the title is Handkerchief Through Glass by Bob Read.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/10/12 11:36 AM

Yes, it's Bob Read's idea and originally appears in his book Thanks To Pepys.
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Postby Ristiharju » 09/30/12 01:00 AM

Then there is cut and restored necktie by Eric Leblon "taille tie" on DVD that uses the common finish used in most cut and restored ties but it adds 2 basic cut and restored rope routine phases to before the ending.

I have developed self contained gaffed tie that allows one to do pretty much any of the common rope routines that are used by magicians (Daryls, Sands, Sanders) with a tie that you can wear in your neck all day. I have recently showed it to Richard Sanders, Eric Mead, Tim Trono and few other guys and none have seen anything similar before. However I am still trying to do my background checks cos it seems so obvious idea to gaff a tie to be able to do a rope routine with a tie. Its been in my act for around 5 years and it is coming out sometime in the near future in some form or another because it has been stolen by few magicians already :(

However I am working pro so it is hard to find enough time to do a project like this.
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Postby Ristiharju » 10/19/12 12:04 AM

Seems I was too slow :/ My gaffing is little different to make it totally self contained but basic idea seems to be now out.

Tie Knot - Lee Ang-Hsuan
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