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Torn and Restored Newspaper

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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:


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.

Jean Hugard marketed his version through Holden's in 1930. Al Baker and Ned Williams followed with theirs in 1931.