The REAL Panama Rope Mystery
By Professor Spellbinder
Ted Collins' Panama Rope Mystery was published
in the Tarbell Course of Magic (Volume 2) in 1942, the same year
that "Corporal Collins of the U.S. Army" won a trophy
for the best rope magic effect of the I.B.M Convention in Fort
Worth, TX. Over the next few years, "Professor Collins of
Mecca Magic Studios" polished and refined his effect. He
revealed the subtleties and special handling only to his
students, and now two of them are ready to pass this information
along so it won't be lost to magic.
In 1988 (we think!) Jim Gerrish made an
instructional video that was used to teach his Wiz Kids about the
effect. The video (an old VHS tape) languished under his front
porch for years, and was finally dug out to make a DVD of many of
the Rope Magic Tricks the Wiz Kids were taught. But the Panama
Rope was only demonstrated on that DVD, not explained. You can
see that demonstration in the Youtube version below.
Now you can learn the REAL secrets of how to
perform this trick, just as Professor Collins performed it as the
"Ambassador of Mystery."