Hidden Agenda | Hofzinser's Glove
By Roberto Giobbi - Friday, August 9, 2019
Show a glove and explain that it is the glove of the famous Viennese magician Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser. If you have the right type of audience you may want to expand on Hofzinser in one or two sentences, explaining how important and influential he was. You can find basic information on practically any important conjuror on the Internet.
Tell them that whoever wears this glove will be able to do incredible things. An obvious idea for using this would be any Cutting the Aces type of routine: Have the spectator put on the glove, cut the deck into four packets and then show that he has cut to the four Aces, or have him cut five packets and show that he has cut to a Royal Flush, or his phone number, or his birthday.
What more can you come up with?
Obviously it doesn’t have to be a glove, and it needn’t have belonged to Hofzinser.
All entries from this series come from Roberto Giobbi's Hidden Agenda book.
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