They used to be linked together.
This photo of Denver, Colorado magician David Elstun performing the linking ring magic trick for student Shea Watson was taken by photographer Rhoda Pollack on May 5, 1981, during a school assembly at Bishop Elementary School. It’s from the archives of the newspaper The Denver Post.
Dave is still performing
with those rings.
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