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Paper Hat Tear

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Paper Hat Tear (or Paper Hat Trick or Hat Tear) is a routine in which colored pieces of paper are torn to create a hat.

A follow-up involves having the paper restored into a pair of panties and known as Hat' and Pants.

The paper tear was created by Cecil Lyle in the 1920s as part of his "Magical Milliner" act.[1]

Other magicians who regularly performed this effect:


Variations

  • William Stickland created a gasmask version from the torn pieces (1939).
  • A version in which the torn papers become a pair of ladies panties was being sold in the 1940s.


References

  1. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Magic by Bart Whaley