The More You Look - The Less You See! 1926

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    "Here's a little trick" said Mr Percy Rossiter, the Conjuror, "to try on your friends at the next party.." M/S of Mr Rossiter - a magician - who has very exaggerated eyebrows and a Charlie Chaplin style moustache. He holds out his hands and does a trick involving two handkerchiefs. He makes them disappear. He pretends that they have flown away and that he then catches them again. "And now just to show you how easily you can do it yourselves - when you get home. (using only a hollow ball and a piece of fine flesh-coloured thread.)" C/U of magicians hands to show how the trick was done.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 447.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1926
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    36612
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1004.02
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:56:00 / 01:06:01:00
    Canister:
    EP 295
    Sort Number:
    EP 295
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