As much as I hate to part with anything of Billy McComb’s, I have decided that I am never going to do it, and I don’t have any place to display it so I should let it go to someone who will perform it, or to someone who does have a place to display it.
This cage is a polished Encore Vanishing Bird Cage, one of the first made. It was sent directly to McComb from the maker, Christopher Reesman, and the original shipping box labeled to Billy’s address and hand written notes by Billy McComb in blue marker.
Also included is the brass box that folded flat for carrying. This is the prototype, sent to Billy for approval for the Encore set. The box enables the performer to hook the cage from behind the box and then lift it up to show the audience. We also include the two wonderful DVDs put out by Encore with the set that teach everything about the history, handling and psychology of Billy’s most well-known routine. No pull.
We will be shooting some new teaching videos in the next two weeks! We are very excited!
The videos will include “Phoenix Aces”, “Multiplying Balls for the Street,” and my “Shell Game” routine. These will teach all the moves, patter, and presentational details of each routine. These routines are extremely commercial and strong, and have been an important part of my performing repertoire for many years. These videos will be available before the end of September, and maybe even sooner. They will be $25 at that time, but if you pre-order, you can save $5.00, and be the first to receive the DVD.
Pop Haydn is not originally from the 21st Century himself, but has been trapped here with a bunch of other maroons from another, very different time and place.
Pop is a magician, comedian, musician and medicine pitchman. He is a past Vice-President of the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California, and has been named performing "Magician of the Year" six times, winning in the categories--Stage, Close-Up, Parlor, and Bar.
He is the co-founder with Chef Anton of School for Scoundrels.