Torn and Restored Newspaper
Torn and Restored Newspaper is a version of the Torn and Restored Paper effect done with a large sheets of Newspaper making it suitable for the stage.
Many version have been developed and performed by magicians over the years:
- Hugall Benedict letter in Stanyon's Magic, Vol. 3, No. 7, April 1903, page 62.
- Cortini performed his version in the United States, using two sheets of newspaper, while touring in 1922.
- Bill Lohmeyer and Lu Brent had versions in the late 1920s.
- A version was marketed in the United States by Carl Brema in the late 1920s.
- Al Baker marketed a method in 1931.
- Jean Hugard
- Joe Karson
- Al Koran
- Robert Harbin
- Terry Seabrooke
- Gene Anderson marketed a version which was featured by Doug Henning.
This illusion is typically attributed to Cortini (1890–1954) from Germany, who introduced it to American audiences in 1922. Other claims to its invention in the late 1920s have been made for Bill Lohmeyer and Lu Brent.
- Conjuring Credits' article on misc:torn-and-restored_newspaper