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Mind Phantom

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Here is the link to the story: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2018/04/18/a-david-copperfield-trick-allegedly-injured-a-participant-its-secret-was-just-exposed-in-court/?utm_term=.a7e1c2f40eb7

He had to expose how one of his tricks were done..good or bad or right or
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Anthony Vinson

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Interesting to read about Chris Kenner on the stand exposing the workings of the trick in open court! (Not that there was much a secret anyhow.)

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NPR just had a story on this. Richard Kaufman pointed out at the end that the real secret i.e. how the people got into the "passages" was not revealed. An NPR guy who supposedly is a magician said that exposure doesn't hurt magic. It shows how clever the creators are... I disagree. I still think that exposure is bad for us. 

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According to the article I read, the judge determined that since some 5500 spectators had already been "in" on the illusion that the secret wasn't so secret any longer. Having never seen this performed, I wonder: was it presented as a mystery, or played for laughs? Copperfield is after all, among other things, a master showman.

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Here is the routine in question:



I saw at least three vids claiming to expose Lucky Thirteen which pre-date the trial.
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Well, he is surely getting publicity out of this i.e people are talking about him again.  
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Copperfield made instant stooges out of the 13 participates. How many of them, including all the others who participated in the illusion over the years, do you think are not going to tell their family and friends how it was done?
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