A legendary Miser's Dream was performed in the Uk for many years by Sheik Ben Ali.(Real name Mohari Ali 1906 to 1978) I first saw him, when I was a boy on Blackpool's Golden Mile. This was a long part of Blackpool seaside Promenade, which resembled an American Midway with every kind of sideshow for the passers by. He used, at that time, a square biscuit tin and had lines like 'Nobody inside, Nobody outside'. it was fast furious and very funny. The only other performer I've seen ( alas on video) obtaining this much comedy from The dream was the breath taking Al Flosso.
Pat Page's book on the real version of miser's Dream is a must for anyone who essays the effect.
Was Doug Henning's ever in his TV Shows ( I'm 2 missing of these)or on video ? Please.
Allen Tipton UK