originally planned for this spot was Jim Gerrish's Grand Illusion
version of Parallel Universe. That effect is now under an exclusive rights contract and will not be
available to the magic public for at least ten years, at which
time it may be published unless an extension is sought and
By Eleazar Goodenough
This is NOT the version performed by Cyril Takayama. That
version was performed at a restaurant from a large poster menu,
and was designed to be seen by a television audience.
This is Eleazar's own original method of pulling a real
hamburger from a laminated menu that can be performed almost
anywhere; stage, parlor, birthday party show, etc.
Effect: At the beginning, the
menu shows a picture of a hamburger, some french fries, along
with some other tasty sandwich choices.
The magician tugs on the hamburger in the photo and removes
it, leaving only a blank space where the photo used to be. The
magician takes a bite out of the hamburger, proving that it is
not a dream but the real thing. Then he pulls a french fry from
the menu photo and eats that, too, leaving another blank space on
Next, the hamburger is returned to the menu and becomes just
a photo once more (with a bite taken out of the photo). The
french fry has been devoured, so the blank space remains
The menu is then handed to a spectator to choose one of the
delicious deserts on the back. The choices are between an ice
cream cone, a hot fudge sundae or an ice cream cup. The chosen
desert then is pulled from the menu and given to the spectator as
a treat, leaving a blank space where the photo once was.
Make it yourself, following Eleazar's illustrated directions
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