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Episode #55 – The Braggart Brothers

Posted by on June 30, 2012

 EPISODE #55 – June 30, 2012

The BRAGGART BROTHERS

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Braggart Brothers


Braggart Family SideCircus videos on Youtube



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Courtesy of Scott Warmuth, a Pinterest page
featuring many antique Svengali decks

LINK TO COLLECTION

The deck of “Magic Short ‘n Long Cards”
wins the “Obvious Award”
(with particularly clueless-looking King)

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 Amazing Cotton-Candy Vendor!

(see what he does, especially around 4:10!)

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“BALLY, SOUNDS OF THE SIDESHOW” CD

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 AN APPEAL:

I WANT TO BORROW / BUY / TRADE FOR / RENT

ORIGINAL BRILL PLANS

(OR GOOD COPIES)

I already have:

4-Way Joint – Blade Box – Girl in Fishbowl

Electric Chair – Legal Execution Machines

Building a 20′ Hi-Striker – Old Magicians Notebook

Pseudo Hypnotic Act – Side Show Stunts

Sideshow Tricks Explained – Clowns On Stilts

Trick Shooting Act – Fun House

Ball Rack or Deep One-Way Joint

6-Tub Octopus Ride – Small Trailer-Mounted Show

Basketball Joint – 24 Games Old & New

Glass Fun House (1 & 2-Story Models)

Do you have anything else?

Contact me at

bally@goodmagic.com

or call 703-671-2456

and we’ll work something out

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FREE BOOK:

LaVELLMA’S VAUDEVILLE BUDGET

(right-click and download pdf)
courtesy Archive.org

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Don Driver’s Jam Auction DVD

Buy it here

Definition, from my “Carny Lingo Dictionary”:

Jam Auction — A scam in which giveaways of slum merchandise are used to excite and confuse the audience into purchasing inferior goods at inflated prices. The technique involves giving away small but useful slum items to everyone at the beginning, under the pretense that the auctioneer is distributing valuable items as an advertising promotion by the manufacturer. The agent exacts a token payment, just pennies, and promises that much more will be forthcoming. Then the agent alternates giveaways of slightly more valuable items with sales of them for  almost nothing, confusing the marks as to whether, at any given time, they are putting up money “as a good faith gesture” that they will get back, or whether they are tendering payment. When the audience is thoroughly confused the agents add the final wrinkle: the sale of almost worthless (but apparently valuable) merchandise for what seem like “bargain” prices.

A few sample seconds:

Featuring Jack Nyberg, “The Gee Whiz Kid”

(meet Jack – but this video is not on Don’s DVD)

 


A Genii Forum page on the Jam Auction


A Magic Cafe page on Don’s DVD


And another Magic Cafe page on the Jam Auction

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WEBSITE OF THE WEEK:


THE HUMAN MARVELS

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A JUGGLER, but so much more!


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Switchback Railway (1898)


 
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“World of Wonders”

by Lea Marie

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“Medicine Show”

by The Shakin’ Apostles


Buy at Amazon MP3

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 Music Courtesy Musicalley & IODA Promonet

podsafe music network

Thanks also to The Freesound Project and The Internet Archive

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