LES JOHNSONíS HEADLINER IS
A PREDICTION EFFECT
THAT JUST HAS TO BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED
years ago I was able to purchase this magnificent routine and effect
from Les Johnson the creator. Over the years since then I have
searched high and low for someone capable of making the gimmicks
necessary but until about three weeks ago all those that I approached to
do the job just couldnít get it right.
new genius mechanical engineer, cardboard architect, brass turner,
electronics wizard and manufacturer for me of the Pavilion Music Box and
the original Cyclops Box and many other brilliantly-made props cracked
the problem a couple of days ago. The prototypes arrived and they
were absolutely fantastic and the problem is no longer a problem.
show a sealed window envelope inside of which can be seen a piece of
paper containing your prediction. The envelope is handed to someone of
importance who will be at your show. It could be a committee chairman,
police officer or local celebrity. he or she signs and dates the
envelope so that they will recognise it as the same one later. They also
scribble across the flap so that any tampering would be obvious, should
the envelope be opened prematurely. A strip of Sellotape is then placed
across the scribble to protect it.
window envelope is then dropped into a Jiffy bag which is sealed and
handed to the celebrity for safekeeping.
the night of the show the celebrity brings along the Jiffy bag. It is
opened and the window envelope removed. It is the same envelope, still
sealed and with the celebrity's scribbles intact. The prediction can be
seen through the window in the envelope. Held at fingertips, the
envelope is sliced open with a paperknife and the prediction is removed
and handed to the celebrity. Incredibly, it contains an account of that
day's newspaper headlines.
It's just about as
clean as it gets.