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by magicbar
August 14th, 2016, 9:40 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Help me reprint antiquarian books
Replies: 1
Views: 1866

Help me reprint antiquarian books

Not exactly sure if this is the right forum but I will post anyway. I own antiquarian bartender cocktail guides going back to the late 1800s. I am seeking someone to help me reprint them for sale. I have over a dozen prior to 1923 and several more where I assume the copyright does not apply anymore ...
by magicbar
November 25th, 2015, 12:32 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Theft & Copyright Infringement on YouTube
Replies: 10
Views: 4695

Theft & Copyright Infringement on YouTube

The question deals specifically with Youtube since it is so rampant. It seems like too many YouTubers reveal marketed effects and moves without impunity. At the same time I notice a couple of magicians who's work rarely, if ever, gets revealed. Some videos are taken down for copyright infringement a...
by magicbar
November 24th, 2015, 4:54 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: smoke/fire/sparks from hand items
Replies: 1
Views: 1995

smoke/fire/sparks from hand items

I'd like to get some input here sine it has been awhile since visiting a magic shop. I'm looking for an apparatus to produce smoke, fire, light or sparks from the hand [or object of choice] during a performance. I figure I will be spending between $50-200. I'm not thinking of flash paper or pro-glow...
by magicbar
January 25th, 2014, 4:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: State Coin Designs Pro-Con
Replies: 8
Views: 1846

State Coin Designs Pro-Con

I put this post up years ago and am seeking an update. I am seeking feedback on the impact of the 'state' designed quarters and other newly designed USA coins that impact one's choice of effect themes or use of gaffed coins. For instance, can we do a 'Winged Silver' when wings have turned to State e...
by magicbar
October 14th, 2013, 7:23 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Eugene Burger - 2 effects - help me find them again
Replies: 7
Views: 7653

Re: Eugene Burger - 2 effects - help me find them again

Yes, I think Fading Coin is the effect [that I also believe was in one the old pulp/Gardner type books] but I am looking for the Eugene Burger comments in his issue or [an] issue that came a few months later because I remember him opening with a comment on how this guy's effect was a 'sleeper' effec...
by magicbar
October 12th, 2013, 12:58 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Eugene Burger - 2 effects - help me find them again
Replies: 7
Views: 7653

Eugene Burger - 2 effects - help me find them again

Hi All, I'm trying to find two effects from Eugene Burger. One was in a Magicana and was a 3 coin in the hand prediction Using a quarter and dime in a magician's force scenario. What issue ? thx. Not a new effect but Eugene offered his take on it. [the effect appeared in Genii prior to Eugene printi...
by magicbar
March 7th, 2013, 11:24 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Seeking S H Sharpe Conjuror's Secrets book set
Replies: 0
Views: 338

Seeking S H Sharpe Conjuror's Secrets book set

I am interested in buying [or trading] for Sharpe's Conjuror's Secrets book set [Psychological, Hydraulic/Pneumatic, Mechanical & Optical]. I have seen what is on the market but if you have one you aren't using and want to sell or trade let me know. Any condition or mis-matched set will be consi...
by magicbar
October 24th, 2009, 10:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians who hate magicians!
Replies: 96
Views: 17277

Re: Magicians who hate magicians!

This is not a new discussion. I've seen shades of this topic covered over many years. I've always thought if the stigma or perhaps even a certain amount of respect was attached to the terms of 'amateur' or 'enthusiast' with regards to the level of skill or involvement (as a career) to being a magici...
by magicbar
October 16th, 2009, 12:24 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: iPhone Magic idea
Replies: 7
Views: 1996

Re: iPhone Magic idea

Check out on the iTunes Store (apple.com) there is a link on submitting Apps to Mac.

good luck
by magicbar
October 16th, 2009, 12:22 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Apple App request
Replies: 7
Views: 1564

Re: Apple App request

Hi Jon,
Not sure if this is a reply to your exact inquiry (design vs submission) but go to The iTunes Store and there is a link on how to submit your App for any Apple product whether you intend to charge for it or not. It is along the left hand side, I believe.

~sj
by magicbar
October 14th, 2009, 7:12 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: SNL10/11/09 1247 - dLite-ful
Replies: 4
Views: 1968

Re: SNL10/11/09 1247 - dLite-ful

Nope I disagree. The pair of performers with the moves, the legit vs. comical jobs suitable for - it all points to them being magicians. Also, SNL has never taken a favorable view of magicians with the profession and the very few acts appearing getting the brunt of their comic club. I recall reading...
by magicbar
October 11th, 2009, 11:12 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: SNL10/11/09 1247 - dLite-ful
Replies: 4
Views: 1968

Re: SNL10/11/09 1247 - dLite-ful

I just saw the clip - yet another instance of a magician being a joke career. when will we have a magician save a life or something admirable to break this cycle? DC please make some more money to redeem this profession! see it for yourself: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.hulu.com/wa...
by magicbar
August 20th, 2009, 12:56 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Taking a new item to market
Replies: 8
Views: 2458

Re: Taking a new item to market

How about the traditional ways of using it in a great demo routine or having a well-known use it and then everyone will want one - especially if it simple to use and versatile. Mass marketing and profitability is another aspect but get a crowd to like it and create the demand. If it is an easy demo ...
by magicbar
August 20th, 2009, 12:49 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Wizardz Magic Theater Orlando
Replies: 7
Views: 2215

Re: Wizardz Magic Theater Orlando

Is this place related to the Wizardz that was located at Universal CitiWalk In Hollywood, Ca years ago?
by magicbar
July 13th, 2009, 9:22 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Jimmy Grippo
Replies: 11
Views: 3673

Re: Jimmy Grippo

I appreciate the articles, interviews and recollections about Jimmy. To me that was his real influence for me. Yes the guy needed great material but simply to watch him perform was inspirational. From what I saw in him I returned to the materieal in my repertoire and improved its impact. I saw throu...
by magicbar
July 10th, 2009, 2:56 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Jimmy Grippo
Replies: 11
Views: 3673

Jimmy Grippo

I'm looking for Jimmy Grippo info. So far I've read the Geno Munari book and found references to him in Daniel Cros and Paul Harris material. There is a great vid of his appearance on the Merv Griffin show w/Orson Welles on YouTube. Earl Nelson mentioned something to me about his (unpublished) use o...
by magicbar
March 18th, 2009, 3:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Genuine Liquor Promotional Magic Items for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 482

Genuine Liquor Promotional Magic Items for Sale

As you can probably tell from my screen ID I like bar magic. On eBay starting tonight (one is 5-day another is 7-day auction) I am selling 2 lots of liquor promo items. First is a group of Budweiser magic items. It is a complete set of Official Bud Magic Program items plus more related items I also ...
by magicbar
March 1st, 2009, 9:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who will be the next David Copperfield?
Replies: 132
Views: 24942

Re: Who will be the next David Copperfield?

The street magic performance style that Blaine featured ( and Criss built upon) sucker-punched David's polished theatrical approach but just like McDonald's survives various health food awareness and boutique coffee trends David can reinvent himself using his knowledge and resources. He may always a...
by magicbar
March 1st, 2009, 9:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CNN Article on David Shimshi
Replies: 43
Views: 14143

Re: CNN Article on David Shimshi

back to the topic of working in Las Vegas... My sister who lives there said, as a local, she really hasn't noticed much change. There are name acts appearing at local places and lots of Hollywood types residing there which have become local celebs. She mentioned that there is big action with the clu...
by magicbar
February 2nd, 2009, 1:56 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Harris/Miracle Factory Sharpe/Fechter/ plus more
Replies: 0
Views: 447

Harris/Miracle Factory Sharpe/Fechter/ plus more

I have listed on ebay under seller magicbar1 some books starting as low as 99 cents they end this Saturday Neo-Magic Artistry, SH Sharpe, Miracle Factory $49 Fechter plus Magician Nitely - Mentzer - $29 Art of Astonishment books 1-3 Harris/Mead .99 (gets your attention right?) Each of these books we...
by magicbar
January 31st, 2009, 11:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: World's Greatest Potential Sleight of Hand Artist Just Born
Replies: 15
Views: 2811

Re: World's Greatest Potential Sleight of Hand Artist Just Born

What's his name, Vernet?
by magicbar
January 23rd, 2009, 1:06 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: L&L Pallbearers Review 3-Book Set FSH
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Re: L&L Pallbearers Review 3-Book Set FSH

SOLD!! to the lucky man in Michigan
by magicbar
January 19th, 2009, 12:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: L&L Pallbearers Review 3-Book Set FSH
Replies: 1
Views: 748

L&L Pallbearers Review 3-Book Set FSH

I have the 3-volume set for sale here. Let me say that I read (most of) it and there is user wear. If you want a pristine set I think I saw one on the internet for $450.00. The first and third volumes are in 'excellent' condition but the second volume had a small tear on the upper spine so I used cl...
by magicbar
January 19th, 2009, 11:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masked Magician making a COMPLETE Ass of himself
Replies: 22
Views: 3000

Re: Masked Magician making a COMPLETE Ass of himself

I agree, this was painful to watch. Along with not knowing what to do it appears he did not know what to say. This is a great example of what not to do. To the person that inquired about the correct method..this is a fairly self-working effect. Have aces secretly on top and make four piles with the ...
by magicbar
January 14th, 2009, 2:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Who sells full range of individual gaffed cards ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3001

Re: Who sells full range of individual gaffed cards ?

If you are still looking for gaffed cards try 'Cards By Martin' out here in Lancaster, California USA - I hope he's still around....he once told me that he wasn't allowed to die since nobody could make these things after he's gone. Neil(sp?) Lester IS 'Cards by Martin' he makes all of them and custo...
by magicbar
January 2nd, 2009, 8:38 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Vintage Genii 1980 and forward for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: Vintage Genii 1980 and forward for sale

On each auction I gave a basic table of contents -
by magicbar
January 1st, 2009, 11:25 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Vintage Genii 1980 and forward for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Vintage Genii 1980 and forward for sale

I listed them on eBay 1/1/09 beginning at just $4.99 for lots of two or three - 7 day auctions. Special issues - Maven, Henning, Burton, Sig & Roy also The Farewell Issue and the 50th Anniversary Issues. These are all pre-Richard Geniis. Good luck! Seller is magicbar1. No reserve, low s/h - so n...
by magicbar
December 26th, 2008, 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Books for Beginners
Replies: 35
Views: 9360

Re: Books for Beginners

When I have recommended books to beginners I also recommend the library and a good magic shop but regardless of topic I always stress to just find a book at one's reading level. Material aside, the book is of no use if it is so advanced you can't understand it or it is too simple to where it bores y...
by magicbar
December 26th, 2008, 10:35 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Best Books
Replies: 25
Views: 7008

Re: Best Books

Yes, Richard I knew you did that version of the reprint and I thought that yours was the one to buy since it made that huge tome useable vs the simple reprint by the other guys. I was commenting primarily on the coincidence of two publishers coming out with the simultaneous reprints of that antiquar...
by magicbar
December 25th, 2008, 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Best Books
Replies: 25
Views: 7008

Re: Best Books

I like the thread especially since I am a pretty avid reader in all my fields of interest. Regarding magic in particular - yes too many products and not enough practitioners. Most books seem to be nothing more than slick, bloated (and overpriced) versions of lecture notes of yesteryear (maybe just 2...
by magicbar
December 25th, 2008, 12:16 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Memoirs of a Magic Dealer
Replies: 10
Views: 4443

Re: Memoirs of a Magic Dealer

this is a very good thread I wrote about similar thoughts in another thread about the internet and magic. - although the internet is a massive 24/7 resource nothing beats the real-life experience of visiting a good magic shop.
by magicbar
December 25th, 2008, 12:08 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Genii speaks Topic: Internet and magic
Replies: 9
Views: 3953

Re: Genii speaks Topic: Internet and magic

I worked in a magic shop from 1979-1981 - Magic Emporium in Tarzana, (and Granada Hills) Ca. (the San Fernando Valley) Owned by Ken and Paula Gross. Ken was the 'real' guy behind it and he shared many thoughts with me about running a shop. About this time Earl Nelson was working at Hollywood Magic. ...
by magicbar
December 25th, 2008, 11:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Murphy's Magic "new advertising policy" or how to encourage price fixing
Replies: 58
Views: 8787

Re: Murphy's Magic "new advertising policy" or how to encourage price fixing

interesting discussion...related to this are the many magic shop chats I've had regarding the 1 or 2 big magic media dealers that offer discounts on their products if the customer bought directly via the producer which beat the prices by the magic shops to which they sell. It seems unfair that the p...
by magicbar
December 25th, 2008, 10:57 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hard to Find "Wenii" Magazine / Inner Secrets of Card Magic
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: Hard to Find "Wenii" Magazine / Inner Secrets of Card Magic

I have a great copy too but I think most will overlook it since Wenii came out before the DVD generation. Though, if you like good humor it is still a fun read.
by magicbar
December 16th, 2008, 8:50 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: insurance for performers
Replies: 32
Views: 10064

Re: insurance for performers

Here is a helpful point I read in my photographer's contract and another from a magician friend that saved me some headaches (i.e., using insurance or filing suit): It read that if the film is damaged/pictures didn't come out to satisfaction (either artistically or technically) he was only liable fo...
by magicbar
December 16th, 2008, 7:54 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite Pass/card control
Replies: 82
Views: 11684

Re: Favourite Pass/card control

Hey Lance, long time no speak with! Yes Richard I was joking a bit with my comment. The Pass (like all sleights) should be invisible/undetectable otherwise it would be a flourish, I suppose. The Bluff Bluff I learned from the Pierce/Klause In Concert book is one of those moves that can be a 'magicia...
by magicbar
December 16th, 2008, 7:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help me recall a John Bannon (?) effect
Replies: 18
Views: 2564

Re: Help me recall a John Bannon (?) effect

Great posts everyone...I went through my notes/books and the effect is "The Revelation" I orinially found in JC's Commercial Magic book p. 143. It is a sandwich effect and the two cards do visibly come from diff parts of the deck in a squeeze motion but the placement of the finder cards is...
by magicbar
December 15th, 2008, 12:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite Pass/card control
Replies: 82
Views: 11684

Re: Favourite Pass/card control

If you are having difficulty with the Classic Pass or others try Roger Klause's Bluff Bluff Pass. Frankly, if you are trying to impress someone with your ability to do a Pass there is hardly a better Pass to master.
by magicbar
December 15th, 2008, 12:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is your favorite torn and restored card effect?
Replies: 88
Views: 15530

Re: What is your favorite torn and restored card effect?

Karrell Fox's Signa-tear was one I used behind the bar. Simple, direct and slightly bold as most of his methods go. All that is needed is a paper clip and lighter aside from the cards. You don't go much beyond the guest's signature as a convincer that the restoration took place (it is a 3/4 restorat...
by magicbar
December 15th, 2008, 12:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: even larger bills become available
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Re: even larger bills become available

thanks for the info..it will come in handy for that Zimbabwe gig I have. Another angle used to be with Italian money... it came in different sizes based on denominations. Canadian came in diff colors..maybe it still does.. I still am interested if anyone made creative use of the state quarter aspect...

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