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|-||====== Glorpy as Spirit Writer ======|
|-||This idea is original with Phil Goldstein, who published it in //[[http://askalexander.org/display/10813/The+Blue+Book+of+Mentalism/17|The Blue Book of Mentalism]]//, 1976, p. 16, as "The Spirit is Willing (to Write)". His inspiration was an element in a routine by Elbert L. Gardner, "Glorious Glorpy", in the Oct. 1973 issue of //[[http://askalexander.org/display/37932/Linking+Ring/85|The Linking Ring]]//. Elbert didn't use the Glorpy gimmick to simulate the animation of a writing implement, but performed the usual ghost-under-the-handkerchief action on top of a pair of spirit slates, which were then separated to reveal a spirit message.|
|-||For a detailed history of Glorpy, see "A Brief History of 'It'" by Max Maven in the May 2000 issue of //[[http://askalexander.org/display/17759/Magic+Vol+09+2nd+half/306|Magic]]//, Vol 9 No. 9, p. 78.|
|-||Also see [[misc:it_or_the_solid_ghost|It or The Solid Ghost]].|