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by Kevin Connolly
August 9th, 2016, 11:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Something magic manufacturers have in common with academic book publishers
Replies: 14
Views: 2115

Re: Something magic manufacturers have in common with academic book publishers

This is what I do when buying school books. Buy them off the net and buy the Teacher's editions. I saved a ton of money and had less headaches.
by Kevin Connolly
May 5th, 2016, 12:26 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini and Doyle TV show in Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 5378

Re: Houdini and Doyle TV show in Canada

The early scene with Houdini in the Chinese Water Torture Cell was very well done. Capturing the audience nearly in hysterics, which has always been missed with other Houdini productions, was a big plus. And it didn't end with Houdini revealed to be his own axe-wielding assistant, which was a relie...
by Kevin Connolly
May 3rd, 2016, 11:31 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini and Doyle TV show in Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 5378

Re: Houdini and Doyle TV show in Canada

The early scene with Houdini in the Chinese Water Torture Cell was very well done. Capturing the audience nearly in hysterics, which has always been missed with other Houdini productions, was a big plus.
by Kevin Connolly
March 13th, 2016, 11:36 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini And Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: Houdini And Magic

All the auctions close today. Good luck!
by Kevin Connolly
March 8th, 2016, 3:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini And Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Houdini And Magic

Houdini, magic and collectibles on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/dsc/harryhoudini/m. ... =10&_rdc=1

Thanks for looking.
by Kevin Connolly
January 26th, 2016, 10:03 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Genii / Sphinx Magazine, Annemann, Houdini, Houdin and more
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

Re: Genii / Sphinx Magazine, Annemann, Houdini, Houdin and m

I just flipped TMC on the Silver Chalice was being shown. It has Jack Palance perming many magic effects.
by Kevin Connolly
January 26th, 2016, 12:03 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Genii / Sphinx Magazine, Annemann, Houdini, Houdin and more
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

Genii / Sphinx Magazine, Annemann, Houdini, Houdin and more

In case you missed this on TMC today. A Tod Browning movie involving magic and spiritualism. It even has Genii magazines with Annemann on the cover sprinkled around. :) Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx3NyYgpqrs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx3NyYgpqrs [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by Kevin Connolly
January 1st, 2016, 9:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!
Replies: 100
Views: 14992

Re: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!

The Limited Edition on the secondary market for $600.00.
by Kevin Connolly
January 1st, 2016, 12:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2015 In Review
Replies: 16
Views: 4200

Re: 2015 In Review

I look forward to this every year. I REALLY do.

Thanks for making my day.

Happy New Year Dustin!
by Kevin Connolly
December 26th, 2015, 8:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More Criss Angel Niceness
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

Re: More Criss Angel Niceness

As I remember it, Jarrett said Goldin's version was an abortion. Old Guy wasn't to hold back. :)
by Kevin Connolly
December 23rd, 2015, 8:26 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini grave and halloween gathering
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

Re: Houdini grave and halloween gathering

Contact George Shindler or the Parent Assembly. I'm almost positive they own the plot. I'm pretty sure the cemetery has changed hands and you might be able to find their number.

As the Broken Wand Ceremony has ceased over the past few years, it's lost most of its' luster. IMHO
by Kevin Connolly
December 5th, 2015, 9:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Incredible Auction Next Week!
Replies: 16
Views: 3337

Re: Incredible Auction Next Week!

Be that as it may, I placed a $400 bid for a chop cup that went nowhere. You have to have at least a grand in your pocket before entering a magic auction these days. Any amount lower than that is chicken feed. And that's just for small props and books. For lithographs you'll need a lot more. Most a...
by Kevin Connolly
December 5th, 2015, 9:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Incredible Auction Next Week!
Replies: 16
Views: 3337

Re: Incredible Auction Next Week!

Richard Kaufman wrote:I believe live bids take precedence over online bids in the case of a tie.


I don't think that's the way it works. I've bid by phone at auction. When I matched the max of an absentee bid, I had to bid one more time to win the item.
by Kevin Connolly
December 4th, 2015, 5:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anti cell phone product
Replies: 9
Views: 1717

Re: Anti cell phone product

Years back, some of the magic guys in the City, had cell phone blocking devices they used to carry around. If they encountered an annoying person on the phone r just wanted to prank someone, they use it. It had very decent range and one could make a large area not to receive calls. I think they sold...
by Kevin Connolly
December 4th, 2015, 5:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Incredible Auction Next Week!
Replies: 16
Views: 3337

Re: Incredible Auction Next Week!

Not to mention some nice Houdini items. :)
by Kevin Connolly
April 6th, 2015, 1:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Birthday Harry Houdini
Replies: 0
Views: 537

Happy Birthday Harry Houdini

Happy birthday to Harry Houdini. It seems-like it was just two weeks ago since his last birthday. ;)

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by Kevin Connolly
March 20th, 2015, 8:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Recent eBay Experience
Replies: 6
Views: 2179

Re: A Recent eBay Experience

You could probably call Ebay to address this. With the buyer trying to avoid Ebay fees, they could look into his background for other occurrences. With the negative feedback, I don't know the duration but you you will go back to 100% overtime. If you're on Ebay, sooner or later you have to encounter...
by Kevin Connolly
March 10th, 2015, 10:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ringling's Elephants and then?
Replies: 24
Views: 4212

Re: Ringling's Elephants and then?

I remember when the circus has a sideshow or a freak show. There was a very small group that wanted it stopped and it finally did.

Today, they have reality shows. Go figure.
by Kevin Connolly
February 15th, 2015, 9:09 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Rare Houdini Book Found
Replies: 1
Views: 1397

Rare Houdini Book Found

I thought some of you Houdini and magic historians might enjoy this. To read about the book, please click on the link at the bottom of the post.

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http://houdinihimself.com/?cat=3
by Kevin Connolly
February 14th, 2015, 9:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 4523

Re: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection

I agree with Richard. It's not Slaight's material.
by Kevin Connolly
February 13th, 2015, 11:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 4523

Re: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection

The price of magic collectibles did go up. When 1,000 pieces of better material is taken out of a finite market, never to return, the price goes up. IMHO As for the purchase and donation of the collection, that will be revealed sooner later. Our circle is small and I would guess the details will sur...
by Kevin Connolly
February 12th, 2015, 6:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 4523

Re: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection

The phone hasn't stopped ringing all day about this collection. I'm happy for ever sold it.

What I do know is that the price of rare magic just went up.
by Kevin Connolly
February 11th, 2015, 9:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 4523

Re: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection

I know some collectors that should be institutionalized. :lol:
by Kevin Connolly
January 5th, 2015, 9:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jim Alfredson has Died
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Re: Jim Alfredson has Died

Jim Alfredson was a great guy. I knew him for 30 years. The stories he told me and the laughs we had are too numerous to remember.(And better than most lectures you could have attened) All I know is that he befriended a young Houdini collector many years ago and that I am grateful for. I will miss y...
by Kevin Connolly
December 31st, 2014, 7:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Where's Dustin????
Replies: 25
Views: 4508

Re: Where's Dustin????

Sorry to hear about your computer problems. The delay only makes it more worth waiting for. ;)
by Kevin Connolly
December 30th, 2014, 10:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Where's Dustin????
Replies: 25
Views: 4508

Where's Dustin????

I'm looking forward to reading Dustin's Annual Genii Forum Year in Review. :mrgreen:
by Kevin Connolly
December 27th, 2014, 1:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Valda The Great Magician Statue Question
Replies: 2
Views: 831

Re: Valda The Great Magician Statue Question

Sounds good me. I used have a bunch of those books. That is what I'm probably thinking of.

Thanks!
by Kevin Connolly
December 27th, 2014, 10:02 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Valda The Great Magician Statue Question
Replies: 2
Views: 831

Valda The Great Magician Statue Question

I seem to recall someone wrote an article on the Valda The Great statue some years back. Does anyone recall this?

Thanks,

Kevin
by Kevin Connolly
December 18th, 2014, 11:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Much too early to start scalping "Houdini--the Key"
Replies: 9
Views: 2805

Re: Much too early to start scalping "Houdini--the Key"

Just so we're all on the same page, the book sold for less than $150 delivered. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Houdini-The-Key-by-Patrick-Culliton-Houdini-039-s-secrets-revealed-RARE-and-ltd-/171538041354?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27f076ca0a&nma=true&si=D7R49%252F5oVw7NlS6JZvpu3Xbzy2k%253D...
by Kevin Connolly
December 15th, 2014, 6:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Carbonaro Effect
Replies: 27
Views: 8473

Re: The Carbonaro Effect

This is a great new approach for presenting magic. It's very tough to come-up with a fresh approach.
by Kevin Connolly
September 6th, 2014, 4:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 16 Sheet Carter Poster - $400
Replies: 2
Views: 1634

Re: 16 Sheet Carter Poster - $400

Seems about the right price.
by Kevin Connolly
September 5th, 2014, 9:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Joan Rivers, RIP
Replies: 34
Views: 8528

Re: Joan Rivers, RIP

When did the easily/supposedly offended become the voice for everyone?

I'm might be a tad old though. I remember it when it was a free country. Not so much today.

BTW Joan River was great. :)
by Kevin Connolly
September 4th, 2014, 1:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In
Replies: 42
Views: 10521

Re: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In

Norman Mailer was pretty whacked when it came to this bs. He was out in the Twilight Zone with it.
by Kevin Connolly
September 3rd, 2014, 10:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In
Replies: 42
Views: 10521

Re: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In

Brad gets the today's Winning Post Award! :D
by Kevin Connolly
September 3rd, 2014, 6:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In
Replies: 42
Views: 10521

Re: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In

Bob...No mention of Gary Gilmore being related to Houdini.
by Kevin Connolly
August 31st, 2014, 10:56 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Any Reason to think the signature isn't real?
Replies: 7
Views: 1887

Re: Any Reason to think the signature isn't real?

A good piece. If Sandy doesn't have legit Jay Marshall material, no one does. Sandy is honest and very decent, to say the least.
by Kevin Connolly
August 23rd, 2014, 7:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Double-Fold Death Defying Mystery
Replies: 10
Views: 1443

Re: The Double-Fold Death Defying Mystery

I'm pretty sure it was.
by Kevin Connolly
August 22nd, 2014, 11:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Article On The Daily Beast Today
Replies: 0
Views: 440

Houdini Article On The Daily Beast Today

Houdini is featured in an article today on “The Daily Beast” website. Patrick Culliton and Gabe Fajuri are interviewed for the upcoming Houdiniana Auction that will be held tomorrow in Chicago. Here is the link to the article: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/22/get-a-piece-of-houdini-b...

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