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Red Carpet Review

October 7th, 2009 1:31pm
Reviewed by Zeke The Freak
I want to give this 1 star to discourage others to purchase, but that would be unkind to Mr. Palter and this outstanding effect. I feel like it is THE EFFECT you are paying for and for my performing style it is spot on! I was a little disappointed in the celebrity book (wish it was a little bigger), but it is clearly visible from far away and the order of the celebrities has some amazing build in comedy angles ( AWESOME!)

I felt the prop provided for the final reveal at the end that makes the effect really hit was a bit of a let down, but it is again (nod to Mr. Palter) highly visible and unmistakable. You can easily obtain your own through independent purchase or He also offers a "additional kit" for a different finish. Terrific Effect, great props, excellent details-instructions, script, etc. and a blast to perform.

Product info for Red Carpet

Author: Jason Palter
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $195.00
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The Red Carpet is entertaining mentalism with an ending that is so startling and funny, it is sure to bring the house down!

Originally presented in its debut performance in 1985, the routine caused such magic notables as Sid Lorraine, Howard Lyons, Norm Houghton and Bruce Posgate to give a standing ovation! This closely guarded routine is now being released to the public for the first time.


We are a society that is obsessed with celebrities and famous people. Their sometimes fairy-tale stories are published all over, and many of us seem drawn to these reports. Everywhere we turn there is some story about someone famous doing something! You display a large sketch book of celebrity and character illustrations drawn by your friend. No, your friend is not a stalker - just an admirer of the rich and famous! The book contains 40 different images of famous people and personalities.

An audience member is brought on stage and allowed to randomly select one of the images from the book. The spectator mentally focuses on their chosen icon. Then, while you are blindfolded by the "Red Carpet" (actually a red fabric bag that covers your head to prohibit any peeking!), you actually fail to find the name. After what appears to be a botched attempt at entertaining and mystifying the crowd with an experiment in telepathy, you whip off the hood to reveal you have now transformed into the exact likeness of the chosen celebrity. A hilarious smash climax that will bring the audience to their feet!

Please Note: The 39 royalty-free images in the book were chosen so that they would be recognized by almost anyone from around the world. Here is just a sampling of SOME of the celebrities that you will find in the book: Albert Einstein, Queen Elizabeth, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Arnold Schwarchenegger, Superman, Mickey Mouse, Darth Vader, Bruce Lee, John Lennon, Nelson Mandela, Madonna, Princess Diana, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Tom Cruise and Gandhi. In addition, you can be rest assured that an audience of any age will have no doubt in their mind not only who the revealed icon is, but also that you look exactly like them when the red fabric bag is removed.

The Red Carpet is simple to learn, and is easy to perform. It is a hysterical and astounding commercial mentalism effect that is perfect for all professionals and hobbyists and the routine has been honed through countless live performances. This is a fresh and brand new approach to mentalism, and the eye-popping routine will play to audiences of all sizes.

The Red Carpet comes complete with everything you need to perform the full routine, including all props (This includes a sketchbook with custom, hand-drawn, ROYALTY-FREE celebrity and character images.), gimmicks, the detailed 8 minute audience-tested comedy script, a performance DVD, and live and broadcast performance rights.

Each trick is hand signed, numbered and comes in an authentic metal film-reel canister from the movies!

"I love this! I've never thought of performing mentalism until I saw The Red Carpet...Genius!"
-Jeff Hobson

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