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Humpty Dumpty by Gil Leaney, Harry Stanley, Abbott’s(c. 1945) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
This effect was created by Gil Leaney c. 1945 and was first presented at the Magic Circle’s annual Children’s Party December 29th, 1945. It was marketed by Gil’s partner Harry Stanley c. 1947 in London and also c. 1948 licensed by Abbott’s in the USA. Gil Leaney also sold this when he started his own company, Magic to Design, c. 1949-1955.
Effect: We have been asked many times to produce an effect that would be suitable for tiny kids as well as older children. Well, heres one that even the smallest will appreciate and, believe it or not, big people like it too! It is beautifully made – up to our highest standards. Humpty himself is brilliantly colored and the house is finished in green, black and gold lacquers. The house is a utility device that could be used outside the effect it was designed for.
The magician displays the handsome figure of Humpty Dumpty sitting on a wall (supplied) alongside a handsome house. He recites (and asks all the children to join with him) the famous nursery rhyme: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. As the performer says fall, Humpty Dumpty visibly breaks into pieces! Opening the door of the house, the performer places the pieces that were once poor Humpty, inside and then closes the door saying: All the Kings horses and all the Kings men; Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again. But the magician (thats you) was much wiser. He just waved his magic wand and weaved his magic spell and when the door is opened, there is Humpty magically restored to one whole piece again! This is novel! This is nice! This is clean and colorful magic! Humpty Dumpty is a great value and comes to you complete, ready to work, with a story and routine by Gil Leaney.
Approx. Price: $88.79 (2001) ***Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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