by Howard Baltus and Al Lagomarsino
Imagine showing a dollar bill on all sides. Your hands are totally clean – they may be dirty, but they are empty! The bill is folded. As you drag the folded bill across your mat, a quarter falls from the bill. You open the bill to freely show everything clean. It’s folded once again and another quarter magically falls from the folds of the bill. This time one of the quarters is dropped into the folds of the bill. A magical wave of your hand and the coin has vanished…or has it? It’s actually penetrated the mat onto the table. The dollar bill is unfolded and shown on both sides, then folded again. A spectator points to an area on your mat and a third quarter falls from its folds at that spot. Once again your hands are shown empty and the bill clean. A forth coin makes its appearance! All four coins are put into a square formation. As the dollar bill is dragged across each quarter, the quarters more quarters instantly appear! In a matter of seconds, your mat is displaying eight coins! If this isn’t enough, the bill is unfolded for a final time and shown on both sides. It’s folded again and a three inch jumbo quarter falls from its folds!
Bye George was created by Al Lagomarsino over a decade and a half ago. Its original concept was to have a quarter appear from the folds of a dollar bill. This could be done in any environment. When we marketed Al’s effect in 1996, I created a formal sit-down routine to go with it. Most of it was described above. In 2006, I purchased the rights to this wonderful effect and took it one step further. The routine is structured so that any phase can be performed by itself, the finales switched around, worked with a close-up pad or without one. The jumbo coin finale can also be a silver dollar or a shower of coins. The doubling of the coins requires additional accessories which can be purchased directly through us or your favorite dealer.
Every facet is covered in the DVD explanation. You do not need to be a sleight of hand expert. The moves are relatively simple to execute. Any currency can be used. Coins up to half dollar size can be used. Bye George was produced with a multi-camera shoot. You will see the effects from different angles. The explanations are detailed and everything you can or can’t imagine is covered.
Running Time Approximately 41min