Old Principle - New Illusion

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Old Principle - New Illusion

Postby Spellbinder » December 11th, 2019, 10:59 am

Jim Gerrish's "Phantom Chimney" is based on the Phantom Tube principle, put to a new use in his "Special Delivery" Illusion that vanishes a "Carry-On" Santa Claus costume, and then continues to be used in large silk productions and finally the production of an "Elf" (small child). It's an example of "just when you thought nothing new was available for magic" an old principle is twisted into a new variation and makes what seems to be a whole new trick. Are there other examples of this happening in magic currently (2019)? I know it has happened many times in the past, but is it still going on today?
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Re: Old Principle - New Illusion

Postby Magix-fr » January 12th, 2020, 12:45 am

Many old magic tricks are cleaned to present themselves to the public. Sometimes we think that the principle is new but it is often an adaptation.
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