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Vampire “Spoof” torn and restored paper gag

The gag idea was originated by Jon Evans. The idea is that the magician does a torn and restored paper routine, and then agrees to show the audience how it is done. During this spoof explanation the magician inadvertantly drops on the floor what the audience believes are the torn up pieces of paper. When this paper is picked up off the floor and opened, it reveals Chad with the words: WOT! NO PIECES? Chad became a well known character during WW2 and long after. Complete with the copyright routine written by Max Andrews of Vampire Magic.

Item Details

Size 375 x 255mm
Date Probably late 1930s when Chad was popular in the UK.
People ,
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N3112