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by Leonard Hevia
October 19th, 2017, 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4965
Views: 1825752

Re: ERDNASE

Nevertheless, even in these merely 3000 words you still find the spark of Erdnase: "There is not a “catch” in any problem in this book ..." "In some of the problems there are “stunts” which may seem unfair to the student ..." "The student who gets help in the solution of an...
by Leonard Hevia
October 18th, 2017, 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4965
Views: 1825752

Re: ERDNASE

W.E. Sanders: On the surface he does have education and writing experience. But his writing is bland, plain, engineering like. Has never self-published nor written an entire book himself. Only engineering articles and contributions to books. Nowhere the eloquence of Erdnase. Are you sure about that...
by Leonard Hevia
October 16th, 2017, 10:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is the story behind this printing of SOM?
Replies: 19
Views: 810

Re: What is the story behind this printing of SOM?

AJM wrote:Why does it matter?


Because the truth does matter. Erdnasephile wants to know if that pasted cover hides a glaring mistake by the publisher. Many wish to know the real identity of Erdnase. It's all part of the search for the truth.
by Leonard Hevia
October 15th, 2017, 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4965
Views: 1825752

Re: ERDNASE

Holy Smokes Bill! For long time readers of this thread, you will recall that in March of 2011, Bill also put a deck of cards in E.S.Andrews hands with the research described in this post: Re: Erdnase by Bill Mullins » 10 Mar 2011 19:34 Although the article talks about Andrews ducking a game of card...
by Leonard Hevia
October 10th, 2017, 11:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4965
Views: 1825752

Re: ERDNASE

But are they really clues? or was he just doing a "Bible Code" extraction of data that wasn't really there? I believe they can be. Alexander wondered why there are two titles: The first anomaly on our journey to find Erdnase is the question of why there are two titles to his book--one on ...
by Leonard Hevia
October 8th, 2017, 1:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Beginning of the Sentence
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: The Beginning of the Sentence

The Hooker Rising Cards?

What did [that magician] say?
by Leonard Hevia
October 8th, 2017, 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 36
Views: 2941

Re: Genii Convention

Jack Shalom wrote:Both. The effects were Cups and Balls, Ten Cards to Pocket, the trick where the fourth of a kind is wrong and the four cards transform, Triumph, Copper/silver transposition, and Linking Rings.


Matching the Cards?
by Leonard Hevia
October 4th, 2017, 10:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for a copy of Mnemonica
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Looking for a copy of Mnemonica

Good luck my friend!
by Leonard Hevia
October 4th, 2017, 9:48 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for a copy of Mnemonica
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Looking for a copy of Mnemonica

Try this shop:

https://www.daytonamagic.com/mnemonica- ... k0160.html

It's listed as in stock but that could be out of date. Some shops don't update their websites.
by Leonard Hevia
October 1st, 2017, 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 342
Views: 158019

Re: Perverse Magic

Part 4 of the explanation needs a little more clarification. You do a double turnover, show the AH, turn it face down and pocket the top 4C. You then do a double lift to show an indifferent card on top and then turn the deck face up to display an indifferent card on the face as well. The next line i...
by Leonard Hevia
October 1st, 2017, 9:37 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stars of Magic photo quality
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: Stars of Magic photo quality

The quality of the photos in the Tannen's reprint is good enough. Acquiring the original Stars of Magic sheets seems like overkill for me, but anyone who doesn't have any Stars of Magic books whether it's the Tannen's, Robbins, or Yedid reprints, might want to consider a complete set of originals.
by Leonard Hevia
September 30th, 2017, 6:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stars of Magic photo quality
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: Stars of Magic photo quality

The difference in clarity is noticeable. To think that the Robbins reprint after the Tannens version looks worse.
by Leonard Hevia
September 30th, 2017, 9:03 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 'I never saw a U-Haul following a hearse."
Replies: 39
Views: 3050

Re: 'I never saw a U-Haul following a hearse."

"An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.” — Pliny the Younger

Great link Joe!
by Leonard Hevia
September 23rd, 2017, 9:43 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Skinner in Europe 1974
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

Re: Skinner in Europe 1974

Thanks to everyone who responded to my post on Skinner!
by Leonard Hevia
September 22nd, 2017, 8:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: JAW DROPPERS TWO
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Re: JAW DROPPERS TWO

Ted M wrote:Note: Higher pricing for Paypal violates Paypal's terms of service and can get your account shut down if someone reports it.


I've seen this practice quite a bit from auction houses and other magic sellers. They charge a bit more if you use PayPal in order to offset their seller's charge.
by Leonard Hevia
September 4th, 2017, 2:01 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 'I never saw a U-Haul following a hearse."
Replies: 39
Views: 3050

Re: 'I never saw a U-Haul following a hearse."

I remember, (and anyone who was there will ever forget it) hearing the late Dr. Albo, speaking a few months before he died, spoke of how he was cruelly taken advantage of, and a prized collection of a lifetime, taken from his home. The individual who did that to Dr. Albo is a big name in magic and ...
by Leonard Hevia
September 4th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 'I never saw a U-Haul following a hearse."
Replies: 39
Views: 3050

Re: 'I never saw a U-Haul following a hearse."

I remember, (and anyone who was there will ever forget it) hearing the late Dr. Albo, speaking a few months before he died, spoke of how he was cruelly taken advantage of, and a prized collection of a lifetime, taken from his home. The individual who did that to Dr. Albo is a big name in magic and ...
by Leonard Hevia
September 3rd, 2017, 2:51 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: List of 100 greatest magic books
Replies: 1
Views: 861

Re: List of 100 greatest magic books

Does anyone remember the Genii issue that was devoted to listing the 100 greatest magic books ever written? It was probably at least 10 years ago. Thank you. LaMont I think you're referring to the January 2001 issue of Genii. The article is Jamy Swiss's "A Millennium of Magic Literature".
by Leonard Hevia
August 29th, 2017, 8:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 45
Views: 5527

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

A great and thoughtful remembrance! Thanks for posting that Erdnasephile!
by Leonard Hevia
August 26th, 2017, 10:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are they actually fooled or just being polite?
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: Are they actually fooled or just being polite?

With the rings you HAVE to have them examined if people are going to be baffled by it! Yes--the magician has created the illusion that all the rings were examined, but the routine proceeds with the classic method. The only thing different is the dodge the magi introduced at the beginning to throw o...
by Leonard Hevia
August 26th, 2017, 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are they actually fooled or just being polite?
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: Are they actually fooled or just being polite?

just because audience members are aware of the secret of an effect, it does not mean that they can't be fooled by it. Not sure how much I agree with that statement. But let's assume it's true. Perhaps it's better to fool an audience with a method they don't know.... than to fool them with a method ...
by Leonard Hevia
August 26th, 2017, 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are they actually fooled or just being polite?
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: Are they actually fooled or just being polite?

Wait a minute Reburbia-- just because audience members are aware of the secret of an effect, it does not mean that they can't be fooled by it. There is more to the linking rings than just the secret. You might be interested in reading Jamy Swiss's essay "The Method Is Not the Trick" from h...
by Leonard Hevia
August 22nd, 2017, 11:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Camirand Academy No Longer Retailing
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Re: Camirand Academy No Longer Retailing

Publishing something of mine that I taught him in confidence, giving himself credit, is stealing. That is the risk we all take when sharing unpublished moves or effects with someone. Vernon would just let it go. It's probably a good idea to publish something and get the credit before sharing with a...
by Leonard Hevia
August 21st, 2017, 12:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 65
Views: 4163

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

Bill's Vulcan Mind Suggestion won't work. We can't just forget what happened at that dining establishment. In this case, what happened in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas. :mrgreen: Perhaps a bit of flash paper would have dazzled that otherwise recalcitrant cashier. Eugene Burger once noted that there is...
by Leonard Hevia
August 20th, 2017, 7:04 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 s...
by Leonard Hevia
August 20th, 2017, 5:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Camirand Academy No Longer Retailing
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Re: Camirand Academy No Longer Retailing

I wonder if they'll add my name to Gary Ouellet's book on the Pass, since he stole my Half a Jiggle Pass and printed it without my permission after he begged me to teach it to him while I was in Toronto working on the Project Magic book with David Copperfield. That said, Guy (pronounced Gee with a ...
by Leonard Hevia
August 20th, 2017, 5:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 65
Views: 4163

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

Richard Kaufman wrote:Both Mac King and Tom Mullica do (did) the Card from Fly. It is/was a highlight in their acts.


And Steve Martin also? This is probably not a good impromptu effect, and best done on stage.
by Leonard Hevia
August 20th, 2017, 5:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Camirand Academy No Longer Retailing
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Re: Camirand Academy No Longer Retailing

It appears that Vanishing Inc. has acquired the Camirand Academy Range:

https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/list/ ... nt=header&
by Leonard Hevia
August 20th, 2017, 3:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 65
Views: 4163

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

One magician used magic to challenge her and as a means of trying to bet and win a prize from her that she was not authorized to bestow, and placed her in an awkward and uncomfortable position, with the only possible outcome being to make her wrong, and possibly put her job in jeopardy; the other m...
by Leonard Hevia
August 20th, 2017, 1:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Riser
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Ambitious Riser

Absolutely JH, there's no point in working on Kosby's move if the Ambitious Card is not in your repertoire, an effect I dropped many years ago. The Pass will give you more mileage in the long run, as Swain pointed out.
by Leonard Hevia
August 20th, 2017, 12:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Riser
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Ambitious Riser

Apologies for the "topic creep," but with the millions (literally, millions) of pages of magic in print, what psychological imperative compels us to invest months or years in others' moves - largely (if not exclusively) to impress other magicians? That year of practice could be put to muc...
by Leonard Hevia
August 18th, 2017, 8:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Riser
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Rise Rise?

This is a very old thread so I am extending its life...perhaps. I would really like to find a copy of the pamphlet, 'On the Up and UP', 1978, Richard Kaufman. It is supposed to describe the definitive work on Fred Robinson's Ambitious Riser Move. A friend of mine performed 'Rise Rise', for me a few...
by Leonard Hevia
August 14th, 2017, 8:04 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: question about Uncle Sam & Houdini
Replies: 7
Views: 837

Re: question about Uncle Sam & Houdini

JohnCox wrote:I believe the Houdini pic is 1918/19.


Great John! Thanks for the input. It appears Harry was doing his best Uncle Sam imitation.
by Leonard Hevia
August 13th, 2017, 6:01 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: question about Uncle Sam & Houdini
Replies: 7
Views: 837

Re: question about Uncle Sam & Houdini

The Flagg poster derives from a 1914 British poster by Alfred Leete That's an interesting observation, Observer. Flagg modeled Uncle Sam's face after his own, but with older features. He didn't want to hassle with a model for this job. Marsel suspects that Harry was inspired by the Flagg poster for...
by Leonard Hevia
August 12th, 2017, 11:13 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: question about Uncle Sam & Houdini
Replies: 7
Views: 837

Re: question about Uncle Sam & Houdini

An interesting comparison of Flagg's illustration to HH. John Cox at Wild About Harry might know the date of the HH photo. I'm guessing 1917 or 18. https://tytempletonart.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/uncle-sam.jpg http://site.baddogposters.com/images/houdiniposter02o27.jpg
by Leonard Hevia
August 12th, 2017, 5:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 138
Views: 21640

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

After Bertram stopped producing his cups sometime in the late 60s or early 70s, he gave Jay Marshall permission to manufacture and sell his design. Marshall touted them as the Charlie Miller cups, so the Bertram cup became the Charlie Miller cup. Quality control varied with these cups so consequent...
by Leonard Hevia
August 12th, 2017, 4:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 45
Views: 5527

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

You're welcome Alfred! And thanks to Kozmo for shooting those two videos of Burger and sharing them with magicians.
by Leonard Hevia
August 12th, 2017, 11:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 45
Views: 5527

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

A gift from Kozmo:

Part #1
https://kozmomagic.wistia.com/medias/qwzef9bojy
Part #2
https://kozmomagic.wistia.com/medias/8x9umt9bnt

We shot this a few years ago....
by Leonard Hevia
August 9th, 2017, 8:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 45
Views: 5527

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

He was magic's spiritual guru in so many, many ways. RIP
by Leonard Hevia
August 5th, 2017, 12:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Celeste Evans – RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: Celeste Evans – RIP

I just finished reading her obit in the August Magic Castle newsletter. What an amazing life she had! And what a beautiful Greek goddess she was.

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