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  • Short Summary

    A magic trick involving a coin and matches is demonstrated by the Houston Sisters.

  • Description

    The first trick is missing.

    The second trick involves balancing a coin on a matchbox then resting a match on top of it. This match leans on another match which has been inserted into a hole in the matchbox. One of the Houston Sisters (Billie and Renee Houston) demonstrates how to remove the coin without touching the matches. Both the sisters are seen briefly in C/U - one wears outrageous make-up and the other is dressed as a boy.

    Was item in Eve's Film Review issue 280.

    Note: part of this story features in "This Was Yesterday" and is material missing from the negative. The first trick done by the Houston Sisters appears to have been removed from the negative and used in "This Was Yesterday".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    756.03
    Media URN:
    35283
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1926
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:53:00 / 01:05:12:00
    Canister:
    EP 010

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