This is NOT the version performed by Cyril Takayama. That
version was performed at a restaurant from a large poster menu,
and was designed to be seen by a television audience.
This is Eleazar's own original method of pulling a real
hamburger from a laminated menu that can be performed almost
anywhere; stage, parlor, birthday party show, etc.
Effect: At the beginning, the
menu shows a picture of a hamburger, some french fries, along
with some other tasty sandwich choices.
The magician tugs on the hamburger in the photo and removes
it, leaving only a blank space where the photo used to be. The
magician takes a bite out of the hamburger, proving that it is
not a dream but the real thing. Then he pulls a french fry from
the menu photo and eats that, too, leaving another blank space on
Next, the hamburger is returned to the menu and becomes just
a photo once more (with a bite taken out of the photo). The
french fry has been devoured, so the blank space remains
The menu is then handed to a spectator to choose one of the
delicious deserts on the back. The choices are between an ice
cream cone, a hot fudge sundae or an ice cream cup. The chosen
desert then is pulled from the menu and given to the spectator as
a treat, leaving a blank space where the photo once was.
Make it yourself, following Eleazar's illustrated directions
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