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by Richard Hatch
February 18th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Query - The Annals of Conjuring
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: Query - The Annals of Conjuring

Definitely, the republication of the material, both by Magico Magazine (with Bob Lund's index) and later the beautiful and greatly expanded edition by Todd Karr's Miracle Factory, made the original magazine version less "in demand", since the information was then readily available. Both th...
by Richard Hatch
February 11th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: David Williamson & Colin Cloud performance and interview for Google in London
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: David Williamson & Colin Cloud performance and interview for Google in London

Great to see David nail the Unshuffled routine. He also has the best presentation for this trick I have seen. David's handling and presentation is great, but I think this version by the great Juan Tamariz is the best "unshuffled" presentation I have ever seen, framed as an homage to Georg...
by Richard Hatch
February 11th, 2018, 12:19 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: David Williamson & Colin Cloud performance and interview for Google in London
Replies: 2
Views: 394

David Williamson & Colin Cloud performance and interview for Google in London

This Google Talk video was posted in December 2015, but I only just ran across it and don't believe the link has been posted here previously (if it was, worth re-posting for others who might have missed it!). Wonderful performances by the great David Williamson and mentalist Colin Cloud followed by ...
by Richard Hatch
February 10th, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Deception" - new ABC series about an FBI magician...
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: "Deception" - new ABC series about an FBI magician...

Francis Menotti is listed as the "Magic Consultant" for 9 episodes, so that bodes well for the magic end of things.
by Richard Hatch
February 5th, 2018, 3:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Espionage, Deception and Magic
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: Espionage, Deception and Magic

Thanks for bringing that to our attention, it does look interesting. The Introduction by John McLaughlin, former director of the CIA and a proficient magician, is available to read as a preview of the book on the amazon site and makes extensive references to magic, calling Whaley's books the espiona...
by Richard Hatch
February 4th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

It prevented the situation where he sits at a gambling table, introduces himself as E.S. Andrews, and is immediately associated with the book. I have played poker five days a week for over ten years and not once has anyone ever introduced themselves by anything other than their first name. I'm not ...
by Richard Hatch
January 31st, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

jkeyes1000 wrote:In cases like this, the author wished to remain pseudonymous...

I'm not convinced we know this about the author's wishes.
by Richard Hatch
January 15th, 2018, 8:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 35
Views: 3646

Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

Here are two general public books that might be of interest: https://www.amazon.com/Bandit-Secret-Has-Two-Faces/dp/3791355643/ by Derek DelGaudio and Glenn Kaino, with contributions by Teller, Ricky Jay, David Blaine, etc. https://www.amazon.com/Here-Real-Magic-Magicians-Search/dp/163286424X/ by Nat...
by Richard Hatch
January 14th, 2018, 2:18 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Cy Endfield
Replies: 18
Views: 1472

Re: Cy Enfield

This is a good book about him, which includes references to his magic:
https://www.amazon.com/Many-Lives-Endfield-Blacklist-Wisconsin/dp/0299303748/
by Richard Hatch
January 14th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

Quick Facts for James M (W) Andrews: Scott Edward Lane's Candidate for S. W. Erdnase 9. His family was related to the Milton Franklin Andrews family. 10. His business associate, co-owner of the casino and family relative was related to Eva Howard, the woman killed by Milton Franklin Andrews. 11. Hi...
by Richard Hatch
January 11th, 2018, 5:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Recommend me a dove act!
Replies: 17
Views: 1075

Re: Recommend me a dove act!

Lance Burton!
by Richard Hatch
January 8th, 2018, 7:44 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Book Collectors Suggestions ??
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: Magic Book Collectors Suggestions ??

Gabe Fajuri's Quicker than the Eye website has a rare book section:
https://quickerthantheeye.com/ and his auction company, Potter & Potter frequently features rare magic books in its auctions:
https://www.potterauctions.com/
by Richard Hatch
January 4th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

The true mystery in the world is the visible, not the invisible. Oscar Wilde http://www.swerdnase.net Any Questions? Scott, thanks for sharing your research. Some very interesting stuff. A couple of quick questions: You mention that your great aunt, Edna Galloway, gave you the "Erdnase artifac...
by Richard Hatch
December 20th, 2017, 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

Potter & Potter sold a moderately rough condition 1st edition copy today, for $5k plus bidder's premium. And another copy sold on eBay today for less that 1/10 that price! Someone's getting a nice Christmas present (not me, alas!): https://www.ebay.com/itm/True-first-printing-of-Erdnase-The-Exp...
by Richard Hatch
December 16th, 2017, 2:04 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magicians in Spain
Replies: 1
Views: 964

Re: Magicians in Spain

Paco Rodas is a very skilled coin magician living in Sevilla. I'm sure there are others there, and he probably knows them all. He's active on facebook and twitter and has several youtube videos. The local magic association has a website: http://www.seisevilla.com/ Here's the website of the local mag...
by Richard Hatch
December 16th, 2017, 12:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th
Replies: 26
Views: 2251

Re: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th

The seminar was great, I'm really glad I had a chance to be a part of it. It had been hoped that Juan Tamariz would be able to attend, but although he was in Madrid, he was performing nightly in a theater which required his attention (got to see his show Friday night. Laymen like him as much as we d...
by Richard Hatch
November 26th, 2017, 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

While looking at the "Technical Terms" section, I noticed that all the terms except "Filet Card" are still in general use. Was that term originated by Erdnase? Does anyone else use it, before or after? Say, this is quite an interesting observation and one I don't believe has bee...
by Richard Hatch
November 26th, 2017, 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

While looking at the "Technical Terms" section, I noticed that all the terms except "Filet Card" are still in general use. Was that term originated by Erdnase? Does anyone else use it, before or after? Say, this is quite an interesting observation and one I don't believe has bee...
by Richard Hatch
November 26th, 2017, 1:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

I'm not sure that it has much bearing on the current Edwards/Erdnase/Gallaway discussion, but I'll throw out as a point of possible interest that Ike Morgan, who in 1900 did the "over 50 original pen-and-ink illustrations" in Jack Pots is mentioned several times in the McKinney and Jamieso...
by Richard Hatch
November 25th, 2017, 11:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tommy Wonder's "Ring, Watch & Wallet" on eBay
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: Tommy Wonder's "Ring, Watch & Wallet" on eBay

Started at just $1 and sold for $3,800!
by Richard Hatch
November 25th, 2017, 11:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

"The Alabama Central Railroad was built in 1906-07" What was then the correct name for the railroad between Selma and Meridian before 1900? Or was there no railroad at all? The author uses the specifier 'old' to refer to The Alabama Central Railroad. Perhaps there was one before 1906 with...
by Richard Hatch
November 14th, 2017, 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Antinomy Quarterly Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Antinomy Quarterly Journal

Here's the magazine's website:
http://www.antinomymagic.com/
It says issues 15 and 16 are still to be issued and will complete the run of the magazine. If you have issue 15, then the website just hasn't been updated.
by Richard Hatch
November 14th, 2017, 1:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Radiolab episode on Christian Magician Jim Munroe
Replies: 0
Views: 382

Radiolab episode on Christian Magician Jim Munroe

This November 9th episode of RadioLab is about a bone marrow transplant that saves Christian Magician, Jim Munroe:
http://www.radiolab.org/story/match-made-in-marrow/
by Richard Hatch
November 13th, 2017, 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

Zenner's E. D. Benedict candidate does appear to be at least as strong a candidate (to me) as Edward Gallaway. He has a clear connection to McKinney (mentioned in the bankruptcy records as owing $45.85 to McKinney), clear interest and reputed ability in magic, writing skill (contributed to the Sphin...
by Richard Hatch
November 11th, 2017, 1:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

The Dalrymple cartoon which some suppose to picture W. F. Sanders appears in the Jan 7, 1891 issue of Puck . Three weeks later is this interesting classified ad : Fine Playing Cards Mention PUCK and send ten (10) cents in stamps or coin to JOHN SEBASTIAN, Gen'l Tk't and Pass. Ag't, CHICAGO, ROCK IS...
by Richard Hatch
November 11th, 2017, 12:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

performer wrote:Sometimes I wonder if all the Erdnase enthusiasts should all chip in and contribute a certain amount of money to a private investigative agency to delve into the matter and figure it all out!

David Alexander had been a professional private investigator at one time.
by Richard Hatch
November 10th, 2017, 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

Richard -- Robert F. Foster has been proposed as a candidate, based on a perceived similarity of writing styles to Erdnase. If you accept him as "viable", then he'd certainly have some relevant skills, having written multiple books on card games, having been a member of the Parent Assembl...
by Richard Hatch
November 10th, 2017, 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

Is there anyone besides Chris who thinks Gallaway is a viable candidate? I think Chris' research and arguments as laid out in detail in his Hunt for Erdnase book make Gallaway viable. He was "at the scene of the crime" (McKinney's print shop), owned a copy of the first edition, sounds (to...
by Richard Hatch
November 6th, 2017, 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

Selling yet another copy of the original text with no new text ... one can only ask why. Apparently it includes some new text: "an introduction by Joe Crist". " In the introduction, Mr. Crist will disclose one of the most closely guarded revelations in the history of playing cards. K...
by Richard Hatch
November 6th, 2017, 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

Looks like this Erdnase kickstarter campaign will meet its goal. Thoughts?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/110191763/the-expert-at-the-card-table-with-photographs-from
by Richard Hatch
November 2nd, 2017, 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

Seems to be a simple typo, as he spells it correctly on page 192 of the original edition (in the "Acrobatic Jacks" trick explanation). Is it a typo where the typesetter accidentally substituted the "s" for the "r" or did the typesetter misread the manuscript and delibe...
by Richard Hatch
November 2nd, 2017, 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

could charlies be the result of someone who had heard it pronounced (char-lee-ais) but just didn't know how to spell it correctly? (char-li-es) perhaps our earth nose doesn't know how to properly parse parley vous? Seems to be a simple typo, as he spells it correctly on page 192 of the original edi...
by Richard Hatch
October 30th, 2017, 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

Richard -- have you taken any steps to get the copyright application for Bland's novel? (would that require an in-person visit to the Library of Congress?) I wonder if it is in Jamieson's handwriting. I haven't looked into it. That would be interesting, though the first edition was published in 190...
by Richard Hatch
October 30th, 2017, 5:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 36
Views: 4634

Re: New John Thompson Book

I'm personally really excited about this book and have pre-ordered it. I expect I will find value in it far beyond the price asked, many times over...
by Richard Hatch
October 30th, 2017, 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

Something that I believe has not yet been discussed here, which I only stumbled across myself in early August while preparing my presentation with Jason England on Erdnase for Magic Live, is the probable connection between Vernelo and McKinney. On the page of the Sphinx where they advertise (for the...
by Richard Hatch
October 30th, 2017, 12:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946680

Re: ERDNASE

Two deposit copies were received at the Copyright Office in Washington, DC on March 8, 1902. Assuming they were sent from Chicago, then at least two copies were off the press March 6th or earlier. That's about all we can say with any certainty, though it seems likely the author would have had more t...
by Richard Hatch
October 29th, 2017, 3:24 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Prague/Vienna/Budapest suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 1362

Re: Prague/Vienna/Budapest suggestions?

In Vienna, maybe a pilgrimage to Doblergasse, a street named after Ludwig Doebler, Hofzinser's mentor (or at least inspiration). Only street anywhere named after a magician (at one time, there's probably others nowadays). Vienna also has a Hofzinsergasse and a Kratky-Baschik Weg. Possibly others th...
by Richard Hatch
October 28th, 2017, 1:09 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Prague/Vienna/Budapest suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 1362

Re: Prague/Vienna/Budapest suggestions?

Here's a link to the page of the Magic Ring of Austria which has info about several museums in Vienna of interest to magicians. The first listing, the Circus & Clown Museum, has no admission fee and is run by a couple of magicians, and includes magic displays and regular performances: http://www...
by Richard Hatch
October 27th, 2017, 2:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Champions Of Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Champions Of Magic

They'll also be in Salt Lake City on November 9th. From the tour website, the performers are Fay Presto, Edward Hilsum (winner of a 2017 Slaight Award), Alex McAleer, and the team of Young and Strange. Should be a fun show. No doubt inspired by the success of "The Illusionists". Here's the...
by Richard Hatch
October 19th, 2017, 4:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th
Replies: 26
Views: 2251

Re: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th

Bill Mullins wrote:I don't speak Spanish, so I had to Google Translate the title of your talk:

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There goes the first hour of my talk!

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