HOLD THAT TIGER
BILLY DAY AND HARRY STANLEY
EFFECT: Magician introduces two Circus
Clowns called “SPOTTY" and “STRIPEY” because of their very distinctive
Dress! Pointing to a very attractive house he says “and they live at number
Again he states the number of the house, but the kiddies shout their disagreement and once again the number changes! This really FUNNY “BUSINESS” is repeated ... the kiddies shouting more and more! Further Comedy is now obtained by the magician apparently forgetting “which is which” and the children yell their “correction”. Finally, it all gets sorted out to the children's satisfaction and delight.
On getting it settled, magician sends “STRIPEY” off to the Circus. “ SPOTTY” stays at home because he’s scared of the Circus Tiger. “Now says the magician, “I’m going to show you a wonderful trick. I'm going to make the Clowns change places!” He tells the children the magic word that will “cast a spell” and gets them to call it out ALOUD. They do so ... and magi says, “That’s wonderful ... I bet you have done the trick for me.” He goes to the “Circus” and exclaims; “Yes, the trick is working beautifully,” and shows that “SPOTTY” is now at the Circus. He goes over to the house, confidently opens the door saying “And here is STRIPEY.”
The Kiddies yell, “ No it isn’t!” Magician now sees that instead of the expected “Stripey” ... there is a fearsome looking Tiger! “The magic isn’t working ... something's gone wrong. Where’s Stripey?” he asks plaintively.
To his surprise the kiddies tell him “ LOOK IN THE CIRCUS !“ they shout. And they are right too! (How did they know. Ah! that's telling!) All ends happily, for going to the “Circus” he removes the TWO loveable Clowns . . SPOTTY and STRIPEY
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You show a large, colourful hut, open the door, take out a cut-out Duck, and say “This is my friend ‘Lovey Duck’, and every morning I take him out for a walk.”
He returns to his hut, but very quickly SPRINGS UP and out of it - something has obviously scared him! When the door is opened there, inside the hut, is a LARGE CAT - Lovey’s arch-enemy ‘Ginger Fish-Whiskers’.
They have a fine old chase around the hut, but ‘Lovey’ escapes and returns to the hut - but the wicked cat also goes back! When you realise this you quickly open the door - there is no sign of ‘Lovey, just the Cat! “Oh dear” you say, “I hope he hasn’t gobbled him up.” But when you take out the Cat it is seen that the hut is empty!
The kiddies see that you are holding the Cat rather suspiciously. You surely have something behind it - and they soon TELL YOU SO. NOW follows a natural “LET’S SEE THE OTHER SIDE” sequence, that ends when you turn the Cat round, and there, on his back, are painted lots of white feathers!! He must have been eaten up!!
You open the hut door again ... and there, inside the hut, is a large Egg.
Removing and holding the Egg, you say that you wish it were Lovey-Duck’ instead, but ... unseen by you ... the EGG OPENS and out peeps 'Lovey-Duck'. Naturally the KIDS YELL OUT, but when YOU turn to look at the Egg - there is no sign of the Duck!
You can repeat this ‘bit of business’ as many times as you like. Amid much excitement and laughter - the routine concludes with your re-union with ‘Lovey-Duck’.
COLOUR, PACE AND EXCITEMENT ARE , ALL HERE AND THE MAGICAL CHANGES ARE REAL FOOLERS TOO - MAKING 'LOVEY-DUCK' A ‘MUST’ FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO ENTERTAIN!!!
GUARANTEED TO INJECT FRESH ENTHUSIASM INTO ANY CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME, ROBUSTLY MADE, WITH A COLOURFUL FIRST-CLASS PAINT FINISH TO LOOK GOOD SHOW AFTER SHOW AFTER SHOW!
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RUN - BONZO - RUN
Bonzo (who is over nine inches high) is a cheeky looking greedy
young pup who likes to hop from his luxurious kennel over to the bone store for
a crafty bone. Every time he pops across in full view - not just his
head, the kids let you know.
Back and forth he goes, always one step ahead of the magician. “Open the kennel door” yell the kids - but you know the rest. Finally, Bonzo disappears, only to be found later by the magician.
This effect has everything. A logical plot, visual movements, laughs galore. Apparatus strongly made in WOOD.
When the late JACK HUGHES created this beautiful piece of apparatus it created a sensation throughout the magical world. We have now remade the trick and we believe we have come very close to recreating Jack’s masterpiece.
‘Bonzo's been at the bones, and now he’s vanished!’
Several improvements have also been incorporated in the apparatus. It now has two swivel feet so that it can stand upright on the table. Parts of the art work have been made more distinct. The action of Bonzo running from side to side can be operated with the thumb whilst being held in one hand. Bonzo can peep out from the SIDE - an action not incorporated in the early originals. Each ‘Run Bonzo Run' is HAND DECORATED not screen printed and the art work is TOP QUALITY. We know you will be absolutely delighted with this magnificent children’s trick and we advise you to purchase it NOW since we are only manufacturing in limited numbers.
PRICE £98.00 PLUS £4.00 POST AND PACKING
Based on an idea of Edwin Hooper’s, this is a really nice piece of apparatus which can be used for children or adults. A black and white wooden house is displayed on a tray. The performer attempts to paint the house to make it look more colourful. The house is shown empty and a large wooden tube is placed over it. The tube can be shown right through. A series of accidents befall the performer as he now attempts to paint the house. However, finally the tube is lifted off and the house is now seen to be painted in lovely colours. Obviously, the audience want to know who lives inside the house ... the house is lifted up and inside is found a live rabbit (or you could have a clockwork toy or Teddy Bear etc.) Very easy to perform and a trick you will USE.
PRICE £98.00 PLUS £8.00 POST AND PACKING
This Colourful COMEDY trick, with
a SMASHING CLIMAX was one of the BIGGEST HITS FOR YEARS.
The apparatus consists of two model rabbits and covers, in an amusing routine the rabbits interchange places several times. But dubious moves on the part of the performer arouses the audiences suspicion. These being voiced in no uncertain manner, lead to the smashing SUCKER CLIMAX. Frankly, the finale is too good to give away here. But clients now know that ENTERTAINMENT is our keynote and can be confident in our recommendation that ELUSIVE RABBITS is one of the best sucker effects for years!
A grand comedy effect suitable for all types of audiences, from children to the most sophisticated of adults ... they will all fall for it!!
Can be performed on platform or drawing room. Self-contained ... easily packed and light to carry. Tastefully decorated in the style for which we are famed.
Complete with Comedy Routine. If you want a BIG LAUGH in your programme - don’t miss this!
PRICE STAGE SIZE £50.00 PLUS £3.00
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SKELETON IN THE CUPBOARD
Everybody has a skeleton in their cupboard - but mark our words, this skeleton won’t remain in your cupboard
for very long, it’s an entertaining, amusing and mystifying effect that you can
and will use and which will take its place amongst the winners!
A tube, eleven inches high, decorated to look like a cupboard - the cupboard of a HAUNTED HOUSE - is lifted to show a SKELETON figure painted on three blocks. The skeleton is replaced correctly in the tube - BUT - in some eerie and mysterious manner the blocks re-arrange themselves, they get “scrambled” and when the tube is lifted there is the skeleton -” with his head tucked underneath his arm”!!!
The fun waxes fast and furious, for this can be repeated again and again. Finally, the head is taken away altogether and “hidden” underneath a handkerchief. A flick - and the block has VANISHED to appear in its place back on the skeleton, in its proper order at last!
It’s clean and easy to work, there are no loose shells to worry about and there is nothing to go wrong.
We supply everything complete, ready to work right away.
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EFFECT: Magician displays a large Top Hat (size lO ins., by 8 ins.) and says that it is the one which he
used for his rabbits. But . . one
day, on looking into the hat, he found the rabbits gone and in their place
THREE CATS . . a very well-fed and contented look on
their faces! He introduces them . . “SNOWY” (a
white one) . . “SOOTY” (he’s black) and “GINGER” . . all very handsome, but very
mischievous. They are each in turn, placed into the hat where they pop up
and down in a lively manner.
One day, a lovely fishy smell wafted over the breeze, so “Ginger” (he’s very greedy), pops out to investigate • • magician takes him from the hat and he is left in full view on the table. He is soon followed by” Sooty”, who is removed and placed alongside “Ginger”. Magician says that when he later looked in the hat for “Snowy”, he found that he had “GONE!” To prove it, the hat is turned upside down to show that it is “empty”. “If you happen to see ‘Snowy’ around sometime, do please let me know . . I’m really very fond of him,” says the performer. BUT, WHAT’S THIS? - as the magi is talking, the “missing Snowy” pops up, out of the hat! The audience yell, “there he is” -but, when magician looks around . . “Snowy”
is NOT there . . he looks into the hat and states quite firmly “Oh, no he’s NOT!” and once again turns the hat upside down to prove it. “Oh YES HE IS!” yell the audience . . for while magi is talking . . “Snowy” pops up again! This “bit of business” repeats as many times as desired each time the audience gets noisier and more insistent!
Finally . . “Snowy” is taken from the hat and .. SURPRISE! It is something quite UNEXPECTEDLY DIFFERENT!
In fairness to purchasers . . the climax is not given here . . but, you can take it from us, it gets an immediate Gasp of Surprise from the audience, and Instant applause for the lovely “leg-pull” climax!
The Routine and Patter Story will guarantee you easy working and plenty of LAUGHS. Easy to do . . if you want a “cert winner” for your kiddies programme. . THIS IS IT!
PRICE £50.00 PLUS £3.00 POST AND PACKING
CAKE IN HAT
A hat is borrowed from the audience, and a baking pan is passed out for inspection. The magician forgetting the pan is still in the audience starts to put flour, baking soda, milk etc., into the hat. Finally setting the hat on fire. Suddenly noticing that the pan is still in the audience he lets out a scream. He retrieves the pan and slaps it into the hat. With the owner of the hat thinking his hat is ruined, the magician turns the hat over, the pan is removed and there is a delicious real cake. The hat is returned unharmed.
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ALI BABA JUNIOR
GREAT KIDDIES ENTERTAINMENT -
full of Colour - Excitement - Fun and
FIVE LARGE JARS . . each of a different colour, are displayed on a handsome Stand. "Ali" .. a very colourful chap, ten inches high .. is "introduced" and placed on a spindle in the centre of the stand. Saying that "Ali" is a very clever lad, the magician invites the children to put him to the test. Anyone (no force) calls out any of the colours (no force) "Ali" is spun round (like a clock hand), and later comes to rest at the freely selected coloured Jar! This is repeated, again and again .. under more difficult (and funny) conditions .. and, trying to "catch him out" .. the position of the jars is changed .. but, whatever is done, "Ali" always stops at the freely selected coloured Jar!
Finally, the kiddies are told that the Jars are the ones which contained the famous Forty Thieves and that in one of them is concealed a hidden treasure! "Aided" by the children all yelling out the performer’s favourite "magic word", "Ali" finds the "Treasure Jar" and from it is produced Toy Money (we supply this), Sweets. etc .. a smashing finale to a really great routine which by the way, can be put in your show RIGHT AWAY! The Showy Apparatus Breaks down for easy Packing.
Also useful in many other tricks, for dispensing with the Jars, the apparatus is excellent for the discovery of freely selected (no force) Cards, Colours, Names, Numbers, etc., a real Utility prop, to be used in both ADULT and KIDDIES shows.
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THE UGLY DUCKLING
A large egg is shown to the kiddies
and as the story begins to unfold it hatches and from inside emerges the little
Ugly Duckling. The kiddies will sympathise with him when you tell of the
trials and tribulations which he suffers through his lack of beauty. You
tell how he swims across the pond and then, feeling so lonely and so unhappy,
he hides in the rushes. He is placed behind a stand decorated to
represent the pond, his head showing just over the top. Suddenly the head
begins to rise, higher and higher, the stand suddenly falls over and there is,
no longer the Ugly Duckling, but a Beautiful White Swan. Here is
story-magic at its very, very best, and a delightful transformation that will
charm even the youngest child. The Ugly Duckling cannot fail to win their
hearts. From the magician’s point of view it is a trouble-free effect,
there is nothing to go wrong, it looks BIG and yet it packs flat in the bag.
A fascinating and unusual effect based on the immortal fairytale by Hans Andersen.
PRICE £48.00 PLUS £4.00 POST AND PACKING
THE COMEDY CHINESE WASHING MACHINE
Childrens' entertaining is all about ‘business’ - the comedy bits which go to make a routine really entertaining. Here is an item which plays for quite a long time but yet is packed full of action and fun. The classic ‘Lesson In Magic’ wherein a trick using a hanky went completely wrong has been incorporated into a Chinese Washing Machine. However, instead of a hanky the problems arise around a pair of socks. A child is invited to assist the performer in washing the socks. Unfortunately, the socks get mutilated, shrink, become one long sock etc., - nothing seems to go right. The child constantly turns the handle on the top of the machine and it makes a horrible clicking noise - obviously something is wrong with it. Eventually everything works out O.K. Laughs galore!
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MAGIC COLOURING BOOK
EFFECT: Magician shows what appears to be a regular colouring
book. At his command the pages become brilliantly coloured, then turn
blank, and then back to regular for a sensational surprise and triple treat.
SECRET: This 3-way colouring book, conceived by Tom McCormick, is designed and precision cut to create special tabbed pages in three places - top, middle and bottom. This ingenious tab design allows the magician to work the magic without turning the book upside down or backwards. You always hold the book in the same position and flip the pages in the same direction. VERY EASY TO DO.
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MAN IN THE MOON
EFFECT: The “ Man in the Moon” ( a large wooden disc with a face painted on it), is taken from his home (a prop, made -to look-like a cloud), and placed in a second box. (This has two doors, and is finished like a storm cloud.) The magician explains that the idea of the trick is to “pass” the Man in the Moon back to his former home; it is here that the almost endless fun starts!
Tipping the box from side to side, and opening one door at a time, the per former claims that the Man in the Moon has Vanished! Unfortunately for him, each time the box is tilted, a DULL THUD is heard! The audience are not slow to tell him that they want to see both doors opened at the same time. After much fun, they are finally opened together, and of course, our little friend has vanished! Picking up the original “home cloud”, the magician boastfully announces that the Moon Man has returned home. BUT, upon opening the door ... Horror of Horrors ... it is seen to be STILL EMPTY! Something has gone wrong, and the performer starts to “explain”. During the “explanation” ... the Moon Man peeps over the top of the Cloud which the performer is holding, and the audience shout out. But every time magician turns to have a look at what the audience is shouting about, the Moon Man drops back out of sight! This makes them YELL more than ever. Eventually he is caught, and another HOWLER comes to an end. It’s great Entertainment ... Guaranteed 100% ... A WINNER EVERY TIME! A beautifully made prop, in wood ... handsomely decorated. Excellent for Drawing Room or the Largest Stage. READY TO WORK RIGHT AWAY!!!
LARGE SIZE MODEL.
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GRAND CHILDRENS’ ENTERTAINMENT!
HERE IS SOMETHING TO SHOUT ABOUT. FOR IT IS 100% ENTERTAINMENT!
CLUTTERBUCK is a Comical Duck, dressed as a Clown; a really Lovable character who will steal all hearts.
On magician’s table is seen a Circus Tent. A small assistant from the audience is asked to hold a decorative Hoop. Magi says that he is going to make Clutterbuck vanish from the Tent and jump invisibly, right through the hoop ... all by magic. The Tent is placed in front of Clulterbuck ... the magic words are uttered but what’s this? Some very suspicious movements going on? The Kiddies are not slow in letting him know that they think something fishy is going on. But, the Magi lifting the Tent, shows that Clutterbuck is still there. A leg-pull! The Tent is replaced ... the magic words are uttered again ... the Tent is removed and the figure has vanished. The Kiddies notice that the Tent is being held in a very peculiar way ... the magician can’t fool them ... the figure is behind the Tent. They demand to see the other side ... reluctantly giving way to their demand, the card is turned around to reveal the other side. On it is printed the word ... “WRONG’ ... Clutterbuck has really VANISHED! He asks the assistant whether HE knows where the Clown is ... the answer is naturally "No". "But, he must have jumped through the Hoop, let’s have a look for him." After a bit of by-play Clutterbuck is discovered hanging on the boy’s back! Hey! ... half a minute ... something’s wrong ... originally the Clown’s costume was
Here you have an effect with EVERYTHING. The props are large, bright and colourful ... the plot gives plenty of opportunity for comedy by- play. The Vanish of the figure will tickle you to death ... it’s so ingenious ... one second it’s there and, whoosh! It isn’t!
EASY TO DO ... CLUTTERBUCK WILL BE A HIT IN YOUR PROGRAMME. . You can put it in - RIGHT AWAY! Made in wood and plastic with high-gloss enamel finish in many colours. Complete with full instructions and patter.
PRICE £35.00 PLUS £3.00 POST AND PACKING
CATS AND CHICKENS
This is a comedy one might
entitle "Cats Catastrophe" for the villains are two black cats ...
one called “Blackie”, because he is so dark, and the other “Darkie”, because he
is so black! The heroine is a handsome Chicken called “Claudia”.
She sits in her fine hen-coop, a lovely place called “Lost Feathers” (she was
well plucked when she bought
it!) The Two black villains in the cats’ home hatch a plot to convert her
into a nice chicken dinner. But, Claudia being more used to hatching,
foils them after many amusing “comings and goings”. The apparatus is
colourful and eye-filling made in wood with excellent enamel high-gloss
finish. Folds flat for packing. The Routine and humorous patter
will delight you ... and the Kids will love it! Complete and ready to
work Right Away. An excellent Buy.
PRICE £35.00 PLUS £3.00 POST AND PACKING