by Jim Gerrish
Originally published in Genii Magazine, Volume
Once, when I was working on a routine for a magic contest, I
found myself faced with the common problem what to do with
that rabbit after producing him. So I combined a few magic
principles and built a rabbit cage that could be used in many
various and sundry ways. Incidentally, a show came up
unexpectedly and I had to withdraw from the contest to keep the
date so I can't actually say that this trick is a prizewinner,
but it IS a handy piece of apparatus. It can be used for the
disappearance of livestock, or to cause a change in the color of
silks, for a change or production of spring flowers, and so on.
That was then, this is now. I made the box of masonite back
then. Today Im making it of hardboard in a smaller size for
doves. Whats new? VelcroŽ! Although it was patented in
1951, it was not widely available until the 1980s (after
David Letterman proclaimed it the miracle fabric of the
80s on nationwide TV).
Also new is an alternate version that ties in nicely to the
Flip-Over Box from Book 1 of this series. In fact, I now have
four versions or variations on my own Visible Vanish theme, all
described, diagramed and explained in the article.
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