Hello, Fellow Magi,
I'd like to bring to your attention, something that so surprised me, and inspired me, I have to share it with you. This has already been discussed (albeit briefly) in the Magic Cafe:
If you are a coin worker (or, like me, DID do coins, but moved on to other things), you MUST see Mickey Silver's Retention Vanish with a single silver dollar. I had expressed interest in seeing what the fuss was all about, and lo, and behold, a video tape arrives in my mail. When that tape started playing, I felt like a kid again. It's been so long since I was really FOOLED by a magic effect, I had forgotton what it's like...
He visibly puts the coin in his hand (ala ROV), then SHOWS it again...it is UNMISTAKEABLY in that hand, he flourishes a bit, and GONE! I thought it was camera trickery (it obviously is not) at first, but it's real. I've NEVER in my entire life, seen a vanish so convincing, plus, the ROV "bounces around", from ear to ear, mouth to ear, ear to mouth...using ONE silver dollar. He does an "Eating Coins" routine that had me laughing until my sides hurt!
I wanted to at least share it with you guys, in the hopes that someone will pick this up and run with it. The Retention Of Vision is one of the best vanishes, IMO...and Mickey Silver (Boston, MA) has taken it to a new level.
I've been in touch with him a couple of times, and will steer him here to see if he wants to comment...
Hoping to see your comments/suggestions!