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Trick-- "Masque"

Posted: May 6th, 2008, 12:34 am
by swamy
I saw a video performance of a trick titled "MASQUE" where a Joker chages its identity 3 times. the routine was nice. I could not get any information on this effect.

If any of you is aware of the routine please let me know the deails.

Re: Trick-- "Masque"

Posted: May 6th, 2008, 12:41 am
by Richard Kaufman
It's Max Maven's and I think it was marketed as a separate item. It might appear in his book "Focus."

Re: Trick-- "Masque"

Posted: May 6th, 2008, 4:21 am
by Marco Pusterla
Indeed: the trick was published in a 4 pages pamphlet in 1980, then re-published in Max's book "Focus". It's a very good trick and also quite easy to perform, well constructed and with an interesting plot. I had it in my repertoire for a number of years in the eighties...

Re: Trick-- "Masque"

Posted: May 6th, 2008, 4:25 am
by swamy
Really the trick is good. But today both the trick and the book is not available. Unfortunate

Re: Trick-- "Masque"

Posted: May 6th, 2008, 7:07 am
by Gordolini
Swamy - I believe the book "Focus" was reprinted and is available from Hermetic Press.

Re: Trick-- "Masque"

Posted: May 6th, 2008, 9:33 am
by Jim Maloney
After a quick search, I found "Focus" available at the following places:

www.hermeticpress.com
www.dennymagic.com
www.magicbookshop.com

-Jim

Re: Trick-- "Masque"

Posted: May 7th, 2008, 3:33 am
by swamy
Thanks for the information.

Re: Trick-- "Masque"

Posted: May 10th, 2008, 11:13 am
by Rennie
Buy the book "Focus", you will not regret it. Not only will you get Masque, but many more with the Maven touch.
Rennie

Re: Trick-- "Masque"

Posted: May 11th, 2008, 12:57 pm
by swamy
Already planned to buy it. Fortunately the book is available at many places.

Re: Trick-- "Masque"

Posted: September 5th, 2008, 9:29 am
by swamy
A variation of "Masque" is the effect titled "Masque Backward" from Aldo Colmbini's Packet tricks CD is a nice.