Illusions for a private party

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 12 May, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 12 May, 1996, 12:00am

David Copperfield is coming to Hong Kong next month to weave his spells, and already fans are eagerly looking forward to his Waah! magic tricks.

During cocktail banter, Backbites overheard a story relating to one of the magician's more private performances while on a previous visit.

'It was very odd,' our spy said. 'One day, his room was empty. Then the next day, 'poofff!' - an 18-year-old Chinese lady had appeared.' Or perhaps it was all just an illusion.