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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: 94

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: 4954
Views: 1825284

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: 5
Views: 291

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: 4954
Views: 1825284

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: 4954
Views: 1825284

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: 203

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: 5
Views: 557

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: 826

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: 826

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: 36
Views: 2861

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: 36
Views: 2861

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: 4954
Views: 1825284

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: 4954
Views: 1825284

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: 4954
Views: 1825284

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: 4954
Views: 1825284

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: 4954
Views: 1825284

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: 4954
Views: 1825284

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: 4954
Views: 1825284

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: 4954
Views: 1825284

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: 4954
Views: 1825284

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...
by Richard Hatch
September 29th, 2017, 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4954
Views: 1825284

Re: ERDNASE

There is another major problem with the Dalrymple comment. I gather you also like to believe that Erdnase's real name was E.S. Andrews (the reverse spelling of S.W. Erdnase) Richard Hatch has tried to use these two names to find Erdnase. The Louis Dalrymple family tree is online at Geni.com https:/...
by Richard Hatch
September 28th, 2017, 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4954
Views: 1825284

Re: ERDNASE

Has it been established who ghostwrote PAPER MAGIC for Houdini? Walter Gibson? Gibson was only 5 when Erdnase was published, so he out, plus he's the one who led Martin Gardner to Edgar Pratt in the search for Erdnase saga. And when Gibson wrote Sid Radner's 1957 book HOW TO SPOT CARD SHARKS AND THE...
by Richard Hatch
August 28th, 2017, 8:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician friends in Texas?
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Magician friends in Texas?

From Facebook posts, Jared is fine. Like Bob, quite far north of the serious rain activity. Gary Plants has power again and no storm damage (yet) to his property. Charlie Randall and family are safe, staying with neighbors because his "treehouse" (14 feat off the ground but on a bayou) is ...
by Richard Hatch
August 20th, 2017, 5:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jerry Lewis dies at 91
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Jerry Lewis dies at 91

Jerry Lewis has died: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/20/movies/jerry-lewis-dead-celebrated-comedian-and-filmmaker.html He played a magician in at least one movie (Geisha Boy, 1958) and lent his name to an introductory book on magic for children (The Jerry Lewis Book of Tricks and Magic, 1962). So I...
by Richard Hatch
August 19th, 2017, 6:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlie Miller letters sold for $40K
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Charlie Miller letters sold for $40K

I'm curious to learn why several lots of Paul Fox related material were pulled from the auction (listed in the catalogs, but skipped and not shown in the online auction). The following 16 lots, for example: 30, 52, 76, 89, 94-96, 111, 119, 121, 398-402, 424. Lot 119 of Vernon letters to Fox would su...
by Richard Hatch
August 19th, 2017, 1:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Speaking of the Genii Convention
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Speaking of the Genii Convention

I'm looking forward to being there.
by Richard Hatch
July 23rd, 2017, 2:29 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Live Tickets For Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: Magic Live Tickets For Sale

I thought Magic Live has had a waiting list since it is sold out, and that you could resell your ticket through their waiting list? Is that not the case?
by Richard Hatch
July 17th, 2017, 5:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Landau
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Martin Landau

Re: Mission: Impossible's magic connections: Leonard Nimoy replaced Landau for seasons 4 & 5, also playing a magician ("The Great Paris"). One of the head writers on the show was William Read Woodfield, magician and creator of the "Magicana" section of Genii.
by Richard Hatch
July 15th, 2017, 5:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ira Glass's This American Life Magic Episode
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Ira Glass's This American Life Magic Episode

Listening to this week's episode, which includes interviews with David Blaine and Derek DelGaudio:
https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/620/to-be-real
by Richard Hatch
July 14th, 2017, 2:18 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Pogue on why products fail.
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: David Pogue on why products fail.

Not entirely relevant to the above discussion, but David Pogue is also a magician, and the author of MAGIC FOR DUMMIES ( https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Dummies-David-Pogue/dp/0764551019/ ) And one of William Goldman's bestselling novels was MAGIC ( https://www.amazon.com/Magic-William-Goldman/dp/04401...
by Richard Hatch
July 1st, 2017, 5:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ira Glass's This American Life Magic Episode
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Ira Glass's This American Life Magic Episode

This week's episode includes Teller discussing his floating ball exploration and routine, and David Copperfield's vanish of the Statue of Liberty:
https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/619/the-magic-show
by Richard Hatch
June 30th, 2017, 12:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek DelGaudio: NYC Run extended through December 30th
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: Derek DelGaudio: NYC Run extended through December 30th

I'm curious: Does anyone know if this is a record run for a one man performance of magic in a NYC theater? Obviously, performers like Steve Cohen have had longer runs in non-theatrical venues, and the multi-performer Monday Night Magic has been running longer, but those are quite different than a da...
by Richard Hatch
June 29th, 2017, 12:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek DelGaudio: NYC Run extended through December 30th
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Derek DelGaudio: NYC Run extended through December 30th

In this 20 minute BUILD interview by Lawrence O'Donnell with Derek DelGaudio and director Frank Oz, in the last few seconds it is revealed that the show's NYC run has been extended "at least through December 30th": https://build.aol.com/video/5953e821b90afb54eb374bd3/ Congratulations to al...
by Richard Hatch
June 2nd, 2017, 11:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine Tickets Santa Barbara FREE
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: David Blaine Tickets Santa Barbara FREE

Please give us a report of the show! I'm looking forward to seeing it in Kamas, Utah a week from today...
by Richard Hatch
June 2nd, 2017, 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4954
Views: 1825284

Re: ERDNASE

Richard Kaufman wrote:We got that from the now defunct Learned Pig a decade and a half ago. No way to fix it. I wasn't even aware it was still available here. Dick: where did you find it?


Here: http://geniimagazine.com/erdnase/

Found it in a google search for digital Erdnase...
by Richard Hatch
June 2nd, 2017, 3:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4954
Views: 1825284

Re: ERDNASE

Typo noted in the Learned Pig digital Erdnase available on the Genii site. While culling out selections from the book using this convenient digital edition, I ran across the following typo on page 100 of that edition: "This can be alone perfectly..." should be "This can be done perfec...
by Richard Hatch
May 31st, 2017, 10:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4954
Views: 1825284

Re: ERDNASE

Card Mastery by Mickey MacDougall contains the full text of Expert and exists in a hardbound edition with DJ. I'd put the MacDougall in the category of "annotated" editions (I guess the Fleming/Powner could also be considered that, since it included the Professor Hoffmann comments) and if...
by Richard Hatch
May 31st, 2017, 12:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4954
Views: 1825284

Re: ERDNASE

That edition appears to be rebound with the corners rounded. I've never seen any hardbound Drake editions from 1937, just the paperbacks with the King of Hearts front cover. The only English language editions I know of with a dust jacket were the Powner/Fleming version, with two different dust jacke...

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