When I was in my teens and relatively new to magic, Nick Trost put out a packet trick that spoke directly to my young raging hormones, as well as my wacky sense of humor. His trick, Horsin' Around, involved showing three cards, each depicting one-third of a topless glamour girl. (Because the trick was released in the late 1970's, naturally she looked alot like the #1 pin-up girl of that decade, Farrah Fawcett-Majors.) In the end, the cards transform into a picture of a funny cartoon horse's head. It was slightly risque, and slightly zany, magic all rolled into one.
The trick has been extremely hard to find, since about the 1980's, but in the early 2000's, Nick Trost struck a deal with L&L Publishing to re-issue many of his classic packets. And Horsin' Around was one of those chosen for the re-issue collection.
Ah, now all those young millenial magicians with the raging hormones can also enjoy this sexy, funny effect.
The effect (in more detail) is this: magician shows the faces of three cards, one at a time. There is a "head and shoulders" picture of a pretty girl. Then on the next card, there is a naked torso section, and finally a bikini clad waist and legs. The cards are put facedown on the table, and the spectator is asked to point to his favorite part -- head, middle, or legs. Regardless of which he picks, the cards are turned face up to show a horse's ears, eyes and nose.
(The humor comes from how the same drawing of the woman's midsection now becomes the middle of the horse's face. Never mind that the woman has no arms -- no one ever notices her lack of arms when you show off her naked midsection.)
Opened for photography, but in new and unused condition, complete with all props and original instruction sheet.
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