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'''Out-to-Lunch''', a principle effect in magic, was a marketed effect in [[1947]]<ref>[[Linking Ring]], No. 6, August </ref> in which an initialed business card with a picture on it (originally a Hindu boy climbing a rope) disappears in a packet and reappears as a blank card saying "Out to Lunch", still with the original initials.
 
'''Out-to-Lunch''', a principle effect in magic, was a marketed effect in [[1947]]<ref>[[Linking Ring]], No. 6, August </ref> in which an initialed business card with a picture on it (originally a Hindu boy climbing a rope) disappears in a packet and reappears as a blank card saying "Out to Lunch", still with the original initials.
  
Marketed in 1947 by [[Clare Cummings]] and [[Bob Ellis]] (See ad in [[Linking Ring]], Vol. 27, no. 6, August, it was based on a masking principle shown them by Cliff Lester, although later found published in his [[Twenty Magical Novelties]] (1930) by [[Edward Bagshawe]] as part of "The Recurring Name" effect.  
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Marketed by [[Clare Cummings]] and [[Bob Ellis]], it was based on a masking principle shown them by Cliff Lester, although later found published in his [[Twenty Magical Novelties]] (1930) by [[Edward Bagshawe]] as part of "The Recurring Name" effect.  
  
 
[[Genii 1948 July]] awarded it as the year's best pocket trick.   
 
[[Genii 1948 July]] awarded it as the year's best pocket trick.   

Latest revision as of 09:22, 10 February 2012

Out-to-Lunch, a principle effect in magic, was a marketed effect in 1947[1] in which an initialed business card with a picture on it (originally a Hindu boy climbing a rope) disappears in a packet and reappears as a blank card saying "Out to Lunch", still with the original initials.

Marketed by Clare Cummings and Bob Ellis, it was based on a masking principle shown them by Cliff Lester, although later found published in his Twenty Magical Novelties (1930) by Edward Bagshawe as part of "The Recurring Name" effect.

Genii 1948 July awarded it as the year's best pocket trick.

Max Maven has found these earlier sources:

References

  1. Linking Ring, No. 6, August
  2. Collected Wisdom of Magic Talk