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During [[Alice Cooper]]'s 1973–1974 [[Billion Dollar Babies tour]], Randi performed on stage both as a mad dentist and as Alice's executioner.<ref>{{cite AV media |last=Gannon |first=Joe (Director) |authorlink=Joe Gannon |year=1974 |title=[[Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper]] |medium=Motion picture |work=[[Penthouse (magazine)|General Media International, Inc.]] |oclc=62534800}}</ref> He also built several of the stage props, including the [[guillotine (magic trick)|guillotine]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.sickthingsuk.co.uk/people/p-randi.php|title=The Amazing Randi|website=SickthingsUK|publisher=Simon Halley|location=Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England|accessdate=May 18, 2007|url-status=dead|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20071108052435/http://www.sickthingsuk.co.uk/people/p-randi.php|archivedate=November 8, 2007|df=mdy-all}}</ref> Shortly after that, in a 1976 performance for the Canadian TV special ''World of Wizards'', Randi escaped from a [[straitjacket]] while suspended upside-down over [[Niagara Falls]].<ref>{{cite journal |last=Randi |first=James |date=May 3, 2002 |title=Dangerous Stunts |journal=Swift |type=Newsletter |accessdate=May 18, 2007 |url=http://www.randi.org/jr/050302.html |archive-url=https://archive.is/20070609005249/http://www.randi.org/jr/050302.html |url-status=dead |archive-date=June 9, 2007 }}</ref>
 
Randi has been accused of actually using "psychic powers" to perform acts such as [[spoon bending]]. According to [[James Alcock]], at a meeting where Randi was duplicating the performances of [[Uri Geller]], a professor from the [[University at Buffalo, The State University of New York|University at Buffalo]] shouted out that Randi was a fraud. Randi said: "Yes, indeed, I'm a trickster, I'm a cheat, I'm a charlatan, that's what I do for a living. Everything I've done here was by trickery." The professor shouted back: "That's not what I mean. You're a fraud because you're pretending to do these things through trickery, but you're actually using psychic powers and misleading us by not admitting it."<ref>[[#Alcock|Alcock 2001]], p. 42</ref> A similar event involved Senator [[Claiborne Pell]], a confirmed believer in psychic phenomena. When Randi personally demonstrated to Pell that he could reveal—by simple trickery—a concealed drawing that had been secretly made by the senator, Pell refused to believe that it was a trick, saying: "I think Randi may be a psychic and doesn't realize it." Randi has consistently denied having any paranormal powers or abilities.<ref>[[#Gardner|Gardner 2000]], p. 178</ref>
 
Randi is a member of the [[Society of American Magicians]] (SAM), the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), and [[The Magic Circle (organisation)|The Magic Circle]] in the UK, holding the rank of "Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star."<ref>{{cite web|url=http://themagiccircle.co.uk/news/711-the-magic-circle-president-promotes-a-knight-a-dragon-and-student-doctor-of-magic?highlight=WyJyYW5kaSJd|title=TMC Promotions|date=January 11, 2013|accessdate=July 22, 2015|url-status=live|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20150723074917/http://themagiccircle.co.uk/news/711-the-magic-circle-president-promotes-a-knight-a-dragon-and-student-doctor-of-magic?highlight=WyJyYW5kaSJd|archivedate=July 23, 2015|df=mdy-all}}</ref>
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