Topsy Turvey Jumping Clown
by Professor Spellbinder
My version of this combines the original Topsy
Turvey Clown idea by Harold G. Beaumont (as manufactured by
Jack Hughes for Supreme Magic) plus the Jumping Clown of
Eric C. Lewis that he predicted would be too difficult for the
average magician to build and so would never be used. With
today's technology and materials (and my wizard modifications),
construction is easy and you'll have an animated children's prop
and routine like no other to be found in magic stores.
Harold G. Beaumont came up with the idea for the
original Topsy Turvey Clown continuity gag trick:
A picture of a clown is rested back outwards on an easel. After
performing some other trick, the magician turns the clown card
over and shows him to have turned upside down. The picture is
righted and replaced on the easel. This is repeated again and
again, each time the performer referring to the Clown as a
Little Monkey. Surprisingly, this is just what he
becomes at the end.
The trick was manufactured by Jack Hughes for Supreme Magic.
Manufacturing rights are now owned and reserved by Derek Lever of
Taurus Magic Supply, however, that does not stop you from making
and using one for your own show, since you are not manufacturing
them for others. Besides, you are going to make a lot of
personalized changes in the original theme AND you will (if you
are wise) be combining it with the Eric C. Lewis Jumping
Clown trick, which he thought would prove to be too
difficult for most magicians to build and would probably never be
used by anyone. WRONG! I show you how to print out the necessary
pieces on your computer printer and construct a simplified
version of his clown house that can be used to merge both effects
together. The house can be made from foamboard, cardboard or
hardboard if you wish.
I also show you how to change the clown into
various other figures for seasonal use at Halloween or Christmas
or any other time of the year. You can even make the clown with
your own face (photo) so he looks like your little alter ego.
Turvey Jumping Clown
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