Originally marketed in 1958 as The Solid
Ghost by Dik Van Brummer, it was remarketed in the early
1960s as Glorpy the Gurkulating Ghost by Madblood
Creations (Bill Madden and Bernie Trueblood).
It has also been called The Solid
Ghost in 1962, Ireland catalog #17; the Haunted
Hank in 1974, Guaranteed catalog #1; Spooky the
Spirit Silk in 1974, Tannen catalog #10; Spooky
Silk in 1977, Kaye; Hyram the Haunted Hank by
1997, Alessini in the Linking Ring; and Sylvester,
The Haunted Hanky in 1999, in Diamonds Magic flyer.
None of the other names have taken
among magicians as solidly as Glorpy. If a magician
discusses, for example Hyrum, and the person with
whom he is discussing it gives him a blank look, he will define
it as, You know, Glorpy! at which point the lights
come on and the discussion can continue. Under the name of
Glorpy it was declared the Trick of the
Millenium by Genii, the conjurer's magazine. Despite all
that, Im calling mine Hank, the Ghost Hank
which is very generic and appears not to have yet been taken. You
My routines include: the Flapping Fairy, Lucky
the Leprechaun, the Abominable Snowman , Easter Bunny, Cupid,
Live Mice, Flea Circus, Ghost Claus, Halloween Hauntings and
more, but NO Card Tricks! To perform these, I have included
several new ways to operate the Ghost Hank, which is central to
each of the "plots."
If you already own a Ghost Hank or one of its
many marketed cousins, you are set to go. If not, I show you how
to make one. In fact, before you get very far, you'll probably
tuck your fancy-schmancy commercial handkerchief into a storage
drawer and try making one following the new ideas that are
provided in the e-Book. Plenty of sources and resources are also
provided to help you along the way.
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