Mona Lisa McComb by Black Rabbit Magic(c. 2005) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
If you are familiar with the books published by Todd Karr’s Miracle Factory then you will not be surprised by the quality of this effect from Black Rabbit Magic. Black Rabbit Magic is a division of Miracle Factory and I hope that this first effect out of their stable is just one of many. The paintings are beautiful, the instruction booklet is clear and very well produced and the portfolio brings it all together. This is very much a quality job from start to finish. For this particular effect having such a good production really helps sell it.
Now of course where would we be without some Comedy too? The standard McCombical Deck has always been a riot in the right hands, and this effect has all the same potential as the normal deck. It is perfect for stage as the size of the paintings is a whopping 11×14 inches. One of the things that makes this play so well is that due to the classy production of the props the audience is more likely to believe that the Magician has actually made a mistake, which of course makes the climax so much more fun!
The method is different from the standard McCombical Deck, and works really well. Set-up is a snap and you’re always ready to pull out the portfolio. Due to the size of the paintings this is best suited for parlour or stage work as opposed to close-up.
If you want to add some class and comedy to your act then this is certainly the prop for you!
Effect: Officially Authorized by Billy McComb A laugh Filled Comedy Routine With a Touch of Elegance
Claiming to be attuned to his volunteer’s taste in fine art, the magician shows the rest of the audience a prediction – a large -format, reproduction of the Mona Lisa – and sets it aside.
He now explains to the spectator that she will make a random choice from a stack of several reproductions of paintings. The performer holds up the paintings so the audience can see them, but not the volunteer, who is unaware that all the paintings are the Mona Lisa. The audience laughs as it realizes the performer is about to con his lovely volunteer.
As he displays each Mona Lisa to the audience, the performer miscalls each painting, saying one is a Monet, an Andy Warhol, a Dali, etc. Whenever the spectator says “Stop,” the magician hands her the painting to hold but tells her not to peek at it yet.
The Magician picks up his prediction and confidently asks the name of the artist she has chosen but is bewildered when she says she has selected a Van Gogh! (Yes, we’ve marked the artist’s name clearly at the bottom of the painting so the spectator will know it was painted by Van Gogh.)
The Magician looks for himself, and sure enough, she has ended up with an intense Van Gogh self-portrait. But when the performer turns around his prediction, it has magically changed to a Van Gogh as well, ending the routine on a note of artistic triumph!
Professionals will love the quality of the props, especially our new foolproof interlocking design that takes the risk out of the old rough-and-smooth method.
Mona Lisa McComb comes to you complete with thirteen full-color paintings reproduced on huge 11×14 inch high-quality coated stock, housed in an elegant ribbon-tie black artist’s portfolio, with full photo-illustrated instructions.
Approx. Price: $149.00 (2005) ***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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