Dining On Dollars - Rick Johnsson
Flying Eagles - Eddie Fechter and Tom Ogden
The handling for Dining on Dollars Rick Johnsson taught me many years ago probably has the very best display sequences for this concept ever created. You seem to tear a really huge chunk out of the bill, and Rick’s presentation will give all of the displays a reason for taking place. But what surprises me is that even though Rick wrote a regular column on close up magic for the Linking Ring, he never published this particular effect. So to the best of my knowledge, this will be the only place you’ll ever see this.
Flying Eagles is an effect that has proven its value in literally hundreds and hundreds of performances by both Eddie Fechter and Tom Ogden. Eddie performed nightly at the bar in the Forks Hotel in Buffalo, New York, and this was one of his signature effects. How effective was Eddie’s bar magic? Well, it’s been about 40 years since Eddie passed away, but over 200 hundred magicians still meet every year on the same weekend to celebrate his memory with an ‘everybody must perform’ event.
Originally found in ETM Money Miracles Vol. 3.
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