Let us not forget the Kalanag Multiplying Billiard Ball routine. I know he was unpopular with a number of American magicians of the time but one must learn to separate the artiste from the man when judging him. None of the sleights he used were difficult BUT the musical accompaniment he used was superb, fitting every nuance of the routine. Add in the cigar smoke and it was the most entertaining, full of humour ball routine I've ever seen.Later he added a colour changing lamp which worked with the balls changing colour. This was gilding the lily and unnecessary.And he did milk the final vanish in a champagne glass of water, of the last ball. Unfortunately on my black & white videos of this, the colour changes don;t come over but the audience's obvious enjoyment does.
Allen Tipton UK