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by Leonard Hevia
August 22nd, 2017, 11:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Camirand Academy No Longer Retailing
Replies: 11
Views: 1995

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 That is the risk we all take when sharing unpublished moves or effects with someone.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: 3111

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: 561

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: 11
Views: 1995

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: 3111

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: 11
Views: 1995

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: 3111

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: 2466

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: 2466

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: 2466

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: 483

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: 483

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: 483

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: 20918

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: 24
Views: 2783

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: 24
Views: 2783

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: 24
Views: 2783

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: 763

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.
by Leonard Hevia
July 31st, 2017, 11:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: When Houdini escaped Britain.
Replies: 16
Views: 914

Re: When Houdini escaped Britain.

But to bring the topic back to Houdini, Murray told me how much he disliked Houdini and he would snort at the very mention of his name. He told me that Houdini would have awkward members of the audience taken out the back door of the theatre and beaten up in the alley! I suppose that WOULD make him...
by Leonard Hevia
July 31st, 2017, 10:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: When Houdini escaped Britain.
Replies: 16
Views: 914

Re: When Houdini escaped Britain.

performer wrote:To this day I have no idea what he was referring to. I think that at one point Houdini was President of the SAM although I may be wrong.


Yes, he was President of the SAM from 1917 to 1926.

Don't know why Mulholland would say that about Houdini.
by Leonard Hevia
July 31st, 2017, 9:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Color Changing Knives
Replies: 10
Views: 1224

Re: Color Changing Knives

Snagged a purple/yellow set from Jim recently. The colors are awesome. If you collect CCKs, and/or perform this effect, grab a set!
by Leonard Hevia
July 30th, 2017, 6:51 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 11142

Re: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick

No mention of Bob Sheets' Killer Kitson Miracle, his walk around version of this effect.
by Leonard Hevia
July 29th, 2017, 3:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: When Houdini escaped Britain.
Replies: 16
Views: 914

Re: When Houdini escaped Britain.

It's an updated reprint that was first published in 2011. John Cox's Wild About Harry blog discusses Tait's book:

http://www.wildabouthoudini.com/search?q=derek+tait
by Leonard Hevia
July 23rd, 2017, 1:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Future of Magic in the Hands of...China?
Replies: 35
Views: 5366

Re: The Future of Magic in the Hands of...China?

MagicbyAlfred wrote:
Leonard Hevia wrote:The Chinese knock off folks managed to get past defenses and into the dealer's room at the IBM/SAM convention in Kentucky?


Perhaps the powers that be were plied with knock off sour mash whiskey...


Yes--distilled in the back woods of Kentucky.
by Leonard Hevia
July 23rd, 2017, 10:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Future of Magic in the Hands of...China?
Replies: 35
Views: 5366

Re: The Future of Magic in the Hands of...China?

The Chinese knock off folks managed to get past defenses and into the dealer's room at the IBM/SAM convention in Kentucky?
by Leonard Hevia
July 17th, 2017, 10:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Busby Auction Catalog link
Replies: 25
Views: 1947

Re: Busby Auction Catalog link

The first 8 published volumes of The Braue Notebooks are up for bids in Lot 0142. The original notebooks are not in this auction. Their whereabouts...?
by Leonard Hevia
July 17th, 2017, 8:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Landau
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Martin Landau

Landau was great and made anything he starred in that much more interesting. I liked one of his last roles as the doctor in the X-Files film who uncloaks the government conspiracy to develop an alien virus.
by Leonard Hevia
July 16th, 2017, 11:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Garcia on Dick Cavett
Replies: 20
Views: 1538

Re: Frank Garcia on Dick Cavett

Tom Gilbert wrote:I wouldn't work too hard looking, foggy memory at best. I did a search of Genii from 80-81 and no mention.


I consider it a pleasure rather than a chore to read through Frank's New York News column in MM.
by Leonard Hevia
July 16th, 2017, 9:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Garcia on Dick Cavett
Replies: 20
Views: 1538

HimRe: Frank Garcia on Dick Cavett

That's an interesting observation Tom. Frank could have mentioned it in his MM column a few years later. Will check my file of MM to see if it's in there. A member of the Conjuring Arts Center could also run a check.
by Leonard Hevia
July 16th, 2017, 5:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Garcia on Dick Cavett
Replies: 20
Views: 1538

Re: Frank Garcia on Dick Cavett

Bill Duncan wrote:Is there any more of that sort of thing in the archives?


There's Vernon doing the 3 Card Monte on the Dick Cavett Show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hfyjpvp-ads
by Leonard Hevia
July 16th, 2017, 11:55 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 91
Views: 10254

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

This is not right Mr. Farmer! You need to charge me for those Addendums you keep emailing me!
by Leonard Hevia
July 16th, 2017, 10:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 138
Views: 20918

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

That's cool David! I didn't have the tech to post it.
by Leonard Hevia
July 16th, 2017, 10:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Garcia on Dick Cavett
Replies: 20
Views: 1538

Re: Frank Garcia on Dick Cavett

Thanks for that clarification Tom! It appeared that the Phantom wanted out of that hustle and get into acting. You can see Cavett wishing him best of luck on his new venture at the end of the program. What a sad ending. I think I understand what Bill meant about the cliches such as Frank reminding C...
by Leonard Hevia
July 15th, 2017, 9:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Garcia on Dick Cavett
Replies: 20
Views: 1538

Re: Frank Garcia on Dick Cavett

Hi Tom--Frank told the Phantom that it was a bad idea to go on the show and the Phantom insisted? Or was it the other way around?
by Leonard Hevia
July 15th, 2017, 9:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 138
Views: 20918

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Michael Close wrote:Somewhere I have a photo of him, Michael Skinner, Ed Marlo, and me at the New York Lounge in Chicago.


That photo was reproduced in the March 1987 issue of Busby's Epoptica.
by Leonard Hevia
July 14th, 2017, 10:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fulves "Aftermath"
Replies: 20
Views: 2916

Re: Fulves "Aftermath"

Man Oh man! I paid ten times that for the one I picked up at a yard sale! Did I get ripped off? That kind of thinking can drive one mad, Alfred. You pay X amount for a book or prop and then discover that a magic buddy paid far less than you did for the same item at a yard sale. Bear in mind that ev...
by Leonard Hevia
July 12th, 2017, 12:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 2927

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Kent has a copy of Classic Collection Volume 1.

THAT is more impressive than the stabbing trick.
by Leonard Hevia
July 11th, 2017, 12:18 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 2927

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

This reminds me of Spectator Cuts to the Aces. There are gaff free methods out there in the literature, and then there are gimmicked decks to accomplish the magic. Ultra clean straight line procedures that eliminate the move are usually the signpost up ahead pointing the way to a gaffed deck.
by Leonard Hevia
July 9th, 2017, 6:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best practical tip I've come across this year
Replies: 10
Views: 1213

Re: Best practical tip I've come across this year

That was a great remembrance Alfred! Thanks for posting that! Klause's In Concert is in the pantheon of underrated magic books. It's filled with great material and practical tips like the concept of half moves. Roger also shares a few great stories at the end of the book like his first encounter wit...
by Leonard Hevia
July 9th, 2017, 12:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best practical tip I've come across this year
Replies: 10
Views: 1213

Re: Best practical tip I've come across this year

Priceless tips abound if one is paying close attention to the book or DVD. Roger Klause's In Concert contains a great tip on the correct way to hold a purse frame for a production and on the cleanup following David Roth's Coins Across. Michael Skinner used to say you haven't learned an effect until ...

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