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    No title. C/U of a man's arm and hand. He demonstrates a magic trick involving a coin. It is a sleight of hand trick. He moves his hand slowly to show how he can make a coin "disappear". "But here's an easy trick to do when you get home..." announces an intertitle. C/U of man's lower torso. He wraps a coin in a large scarf or handkerchief. The coin seems to disappear. "The secret is a rubber band..." C/U of the magician's hand showing how he has a rubber band wrapped around his fingers. When the coin is placed in the handkerchief the rubber band is slipped around it so that it appears to disappear.

    "Here's another one with a rope, a bunch of keys and a bangle..." M/S of the magician and his assistant. He wears a dark suit, white shirt and bow tie. He also wears some kind of large Masonic style neck decoration - a wide ribbon with metal insignia. His assistant wears a nice sparkly flapper frock. The magician has a piece of rope. He threads a bangle on the rope and ties a knot in it then threads keys onto the rope. He winds the rope around his assistant's hand, places the scarf over her hand, fiddles around a bit under the scarf then magically produces the keys. We are then shown how the trick is done. C/U of his hands to show how he has manipulated the keys and bangle. A slip knot is undone, the bangle removed, then the keys slipped off. The bangle is tied back on.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 526.

    Note: paper records state that the magician is Mr Goldston. The Magic Circle won't be pleased!

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:58:00 / 01:09:13:00
    EP 130
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    EP 130
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    Magicians of the past Magic Tricks Magicians Fancy Shirts
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