improv nightshades

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Postby Guest » 05/13/05 07:14 AM

does anyone have any tips etc for this effect by paul harris, does anyone actually perform this effect, what are you reactions like?

Postby Guest » 05/13/05 12:39 PM

thanks for your reply, does Rich Cowley have a website or email address?

Postby Pete McCabe » 05/13/05 01:13 PM

Rich Cowley, who is active on the Magic Castle forum but who I haven't seen here, always carries his improv nightshades gimmick with him and does it all the time. He says it kills, and I although I haven't done it myself, how could it not? The spectator hands you a bill, you do something utterly impossible with it, and hand it back.
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Postby Guest » 05/13/05 04:28 PM

Rich is always very helpful.

Postby Guest » 05/13/05 04:55 PM

I'll tell you that my friends daughter saw a magician at a festival and the only thing she talked about was the guy performing Night Shades.
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Postby Ryan Matney » 05/14/05 01:27 AM

I lost several gimmicks before I gave up on this. I admit it looks neat though and when I had a gimmick, the reactions were amazing.
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Postby Guest » 05/14/05 12:13 PM

For those, like me, who don't know Night Shades, would you outline the plot structure and intended effect?



Postby Chris Aguilar » 05/14/05 12:58 PM

You draw sunglasses over george washingtons eyes and then visibly move those sunglasses to the top of his forehead to show his eyes.
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Postby Pete McCabe » 05/14/05 02:10 PM

By the way Paul released a version of this trick that used a gimmicked pen, and then Art of Astonishment has the "improv" version with a gimmick you make yourself in a minute for a dollar.
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Postby Kurt Ruckman » 05/14/05 03:39 PM

The Improv Nightshades gimmick is actually free, I believe, as I think the remainder after construction is still legal tender (I think the rule is that it must be over 50 % intact). I know I spent mine without a problem.
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