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by Richard Hatch
November 14th, 2017, 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Antinomy Quarterly Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 475

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: 215

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: 5224
Views: 1870650

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: 5224
Views: 1870650

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: 5224
Views: 1870650

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: 5224
Views: 1870650

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: 5224
Views: 1870650

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: 5224
Views: 1870650

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: 5224
Views: 1870650

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: 5224
Views: 1870650

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: 5224
Views: 1870650

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: 5224
Views: 1870650

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: 34
Views: 3218

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: 5224
Views: 1870650

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: 5224
Views: 1870650

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: 1056

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: 1056

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: 350

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: 19
Views: 1145

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!
by Richard Hatch
October 19th, 2017, 2:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th
Replies: 19
Views: 1145

Re: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th

Bill Mullins wrote:Richard, will you be doing effects from the book you translated?

My topic is currently ""La Estructura Artistica de las Presentacciones de Hofzinser". But since I have two hours to fill, I may perform some effects by way of illustration. Still working on it!
by Richard Hatch
October 17th, 2017, 5:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ben Robinson appearance in Logan, Utah Monday, October 23, 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 226

Ben Robinson appearance in Logan, Utah Monday, October 23, 2017

Magician Ben Robinson, on a nationwide tour promoting his new book trilogy, will make an appearance at the Thatcher-Young Mansion in Logan, Utah next Monday. Limted to just 50 seats, tickets just $10. Here's a link to the press release with more details:
https://www.prlog.org/12669858
by Richard Hatch
October 17th, 2017, 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5224
Views: 1870650

Re: ERDNASE

Richard Hatch commented earlier that he did not think Orin Seeley was the father of Adelia. What has changed? Is this relationship proven by documents or is it conjecture? I knew about the Orin & Dianna Seeley conjecture for Adelia's parentage since at least October 2012 (five years ago) when I...
by Richard Hatch
October 16th, 2017, 10:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th
Replies: 19
Views: 1145

Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th

I don't recall if this has been posted about previously, but Dani DaOrtiz has put together a one day seminar on Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser (1806-1875) to take place in Madrid on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Dani and Miguel Angel Gea, Magic Christian, I and a "mystery guest" will give formal ...
by Richard Hatch
October 16th, 2017, 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5224
Views: 1870650

Re: ERDNASE

Bill does have arguments that make it plausible that the Whiteside County Seelys knew the Henry County Seeleys, but I'll let him make that case. I look forward to reading that information from Bill, especially as those two counties are literally right next door to each other, with both counties tog...
by Richard Hatch
October 16th, 2017, 12:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5224
Views: 1870650

Re: ERDNASE

Edwin S. Andrews was related (by marriage) to Louis Dalrymple. Credit to Richard Hatch for much of this research. In all my years, I never thought I'd actually see a "smoking gun" as relates to Erdnase ... and yet Richard and Bill find one! Just to clarify a couple of things from my persp...
by Richard Hatch
October 14th, 2017, 8:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Fox on NPR
Replies: 0
Views: 309

Johnny Fox on NPR

Nice short interview with sword swallower/magician Johnny Fox on today's "All Things Considered" NPR broadcast:
http://www.npr.org/2017/10/14/557821266/sword-swallower-makes-triumphant-return-as-he-battles-severe-health-issues
by Richard Hatch
October 14th, 2017, 3:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Luís de Matos // IMPOSSÍVEL
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: Luís de Matos // IMPOSSÍVEL

Mahdi, that was just great and what a wonderful showcase for magic. Wish we had something like this over here (I enjoy Penn & Teller's FOOL US, but this format seems much better for presenting magic artistically, rather than in a reality TV style competition). Congratulations to you, and to Luis...
by Richard Hatch
October 14th, 2017, 2:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio TV sighting ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: DelGaudio TV sighting ...

Disappointed he wasn't on tonight, but thrilled that the show has been extended!
by Richard Hatch
October 13th, 2017, 10:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio TV sighting ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: DelGaudio TV sighting ...

Is this still happening? The Colbert website only mentions Tig Notaro and Conan O'Brien...
by Richard Hatch
October 8th, 2017, 12:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 4452

Re: Genii Convention

Guy Hollingworth closed the terrific final gala show with original manipulative stage magic (not just cards) and also got a well deserved standing ovation. Both stylish and baffling!
by Richard Hatch
October 7th, 2017, 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 4452

Re: Genii Convention

Jared Kopf just killed as Vernon from the mainstage for about an hour. A spontaneous and well deserved standing ovation. Really terrific! Earlier lecture/presentations today by Mike Caveney (for the attendants that didn't see him yesterday), Jim Steinmeyer (on Pepper's Ghost), David Ben and Peter Sa...
by Richard Hatch
October 2nd, 2017, 6:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5224
Views: 1870650

Re: ERDNASE

The Back Palming article was signed only "Benedict" and there were other magicians with that last name during the era. Are you sure this is by Edward? There is a photograph of Ed Benedict on p. 138 of the Feb 1907 issue of The Sphinx . He has dark hair. There is a Del Adelphia connection ...
by Richard Hatch
October 2nd, 2017, 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5224
Views: 1870650

Re: ERDNASE

There is a photo of Edward Benedict in Teller's edition of David P. Abbott's books, published by Todd Karr. It appears that Abbott's article on slate writing mentioning "magician, Mr. Edward Benedict of Minneapolis" first appeared in the Journal of the American Society of Psychic Research,...
by Richard Hatch
October 2nd, 2017, 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5224
Views: 1870650

Re: ERDNASE

Very interesting! Welcome back, Peter! By December 23, 1902, Edward had moved to the Isabella Building and he was owed $45.85 when McKinney went bankrupt. (See The James McKinney Bankruptcy Files , pages 474 & 570. Thanks Chris!) I find that $45.85 listed under "Accounts Receivable" fo...
by Richard Hatch
October 2nd, 2017, 4:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5224
Views: 1870650

Re: ERDNASE

Chris, I had trouble uploading the image of the Dalrymple/Seeley marriage certificate, but you have my permission to give it a try (my version exceeded the Board's upload limit), so others can judge for themselves. I can see it both ways.
by Richard Hatch
October 1st, 2017, 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5224
Views: 1870650

Re: ERDNASE

Incidentally, the issue of Marshall D. Smith's age is less concerned with how old he was when the illustrations were done, than with his age relative to a proposed candidate. Since Smith was born on December 10, 1872 and Milton Franklin Andrews was born on November 28, 1872. MFA is not even two week...
by Richard Hatch
October 1st, 2017, 2:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5224
Views: 1870650

Re: ERDNASE

Until Dalrymple's maternal (Seeley) grandparents are identified, all we can say is that no relationship has been established. It is neither likely nor unlikely, simply unknown at this point. Given the difference in spelling I would say it is more likely that they are not related. It seems the E.S. ...
by Richard Hatch
October 1st, 2017, 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5224
Views: 1870650

Re: ERDNASE

As to Smith's power of recall keep in mind that: - He doesn't even remember his own correct age which he gives as about 25 when he was indeed 27 when he met Erdnase. Regarding Smith's age when he met and sketched Erdnase, most assume the book's illustrations were completed shortly before the book w...
by Richard Hatch
October 1st, 2017, 2:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5224
Views: 1870650

Re: ERDNASE

Those are quotes for emphasis. I am not quoting anybody in particular, but it is a summary sentiment gathered from posts here as well as private emails I have received. If after nearly two decades no evidence for a relationship has been found any honest researcher would use phrases like "it is...
by Richard Hatch
September 30th, 2017, 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5224
Views: 1870650

Re: ERDNASE

Chris, as I have communicated with you privately, that Dalrymple family tree is incorrect as regards his maternal line. It does not correctly list his maternal grandparents and beyond, which is the line of interest to me at present. Then you should provide your data here why you believe it is wrong...

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