Stevens Magic pays tribute to Edward Massey with this version of Cover to Cover, crafted by Louie Gaynor. From the 1950’s by Ed Massey comes an idea so innocent and so easy yet visually baffling. A golden oldie broght back to life. Made exclusively for Stevens Magic by Louie Gaynor (maker of some of the finest hand-crafted magic in existence). FROM THE 1950’S
EFFECT: Performer shows an ordinary “Coke” bottle which he places on a little stand, isolating it completely. He then exhibits a book, flicking the pages convincingly! The book is covered with a large foulard, with its form clearly seen. No switches it really is a book, no fake form, etc. Without any fumbling the book is lowered slowly over the bottle, which is seen to slowly PENETRATE upwards right through the middle of the book, until the book rests upon the stand! Performer allows it to rest there, momentarily, then he raises the book, removes the foulard and there is the bottle resting upon the book having apparently penetrating the book – “Cover to Cover!” Or wiht an alternative performance the bottle can be seen resting still on the table, if the magiciain chooses to show the penetration as the book goes down and then also reaises the book up again…
Benefits: The stand packs flat, ordinary bottles may be used. Comes complete with all that you need to perform this miracle effect. Coke bottle, foulard, table that breaks apart for packing, included and a book. As the Great Buma always said, “Don’t show me what’s NEW…show me what’s old and good”!
Additional Routine: Product comes with a clever routine from the original instructions that reads: “This is a particularly effective method of presenting Cover-to-Cover. In this clever routine, created by Edward G. Banning, the book is shown partially penetrated with hands free, giving a most remarkable effect. I can highly recommend it.” – Edward M. Massey